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  • President Trump To Fire Multiple Staff Members For Leaking

    05/24/2017 12:54:46 PM PDT · 124 of 124
    fireman15 to georgiegirl
    Great news about OAN: They will be launched on Direct TV!

    We have already getting OAN on DirecTV NOW, which is their over the Internet service.

    We have been subscribers to DirecTV NOW since the first day it was available. The service was pretty shaky for the first few months, but they have straightened things out at this point. We have dropped all of our Cable TV subscriptions. This is saving us a considerable amount of money because we have two houses and now we can watch a great TV lineup at either house while subscribing to only one TV service. The only limitation is that you can only stream on 2 devices at the same time. So we always remember to shut down the streaming device before we leave.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/24/2017 10:06:43 AM PDT · 89 of 89
    fireman15 to FreedomStar3028

    Fortunately, the 2nd amendment to the constitution has not been interpreted by the courts the way that you believe it should be. If it had been, it would have already been scrapped and replaced with something that would not do as good of a job of protecting our right to bear arms.

    Personally, I think we most likely agree far more than we disagree. A legally possessed firearm has literally saved my wife on two separate occasions. Women actually need to be carrying more than men do. But then you go a little to far when you advocate that psychos and criminals should have no restrictions on their ability to purchase and carry firearms. We carry and we go to the range frequently, but any jackass who was out to get us could still pick us off without warning before we would ever have a chance to react.

    There are places like California, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and other locations that they have gone way too far. The NRA and other pro 2nd amendment organizations have their hands full trying to fight them and they have gotten a lot of money from me over the years to do it. But the incoherent arguments you make are not helpful at all in the fight. You have to use common sense.

    Saying that if everyone was carrying a gun that a psycho or a criminal with a gun would be blown away after he shot just a few innocent victims is not a good argument. It just does not work that way even in places where there are very few restrictions. Psychos and criminals should have to go to a little extra effort to get guns which is all that happens now. I really do not mind that I have to have guns that I buy over the internet shipped to my friend the firearms dealer if it helps keeps an idiot from getting one as easily. There are a lot of people who just won’t bother going to the extra effort who really should not have firearms. I say this as someone who responded to more shootings than I care to remember during my career.

  • Liberals hold rallies across the nation demanding that . . . someone sign Colin Kaepernick?

    05/23/2017 10:44:21 AM PDT · 20 of 37
    fireman15 to Sean_Anthony

    Kaepernick’s time in the sun is over. He had his chance and blew it; now he should skulk off into a hidden corner and fade away. No one on the left will even remember his name a year from now.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/23/2017 12:02:36 AM PDT · 84 of 89
    fireman15 to FreedomStar3028

    Sorry man, but you are not making any coherent arguments at all. You are claiming that the official position of the NRA and most NRA members are against the 2nd amendment. That doesn’t make any sense.

    Maybe you live in a state where things are stricter than they are where we are at. We have dozens of handguns, rifles, carbines, shotguns, semi-automatics, and bolt action. We reload our own cartridges and have thousands of primers, many pounds of powder and thousands of other components, not to mention thousands of rounds of surplus ammo. The only restriction that we have ever faced is having to have the guns we buy over the internet shipped to a friend who is a dealer.

    But no my friend, people who are criminals and people who are violent psychos should have some restrictions on their ability to purchase firearms and own firearms. That is just common sense and the founding fathers, the framers of the Constitution would agree on that as well. Sure some psychos and criminals them get them anyway... guns are pretty easy to get. But that is my position and it is also the position of the NRA. To say otherwise just says that you are someone who has an unrealistic view of the world, possibly because you have lived a very sheltered life or maybe because you just are some type of fool.

  • Obesity Cuts a Decade Off Your Life

    05/22/2017 11:44:13 PM PDT · 9 of 28
    fireman15 to Secret Agent Man

    Depending on BMI as a statistical tool always makes me wonder about the conclusions of any study. Kind of a garbage in garbage out thing. Although as you say obesity, lack of exercise and physical activity is an obvious health risk by both common sense and observational data.

  • The Mystery of how Famed Band Leader Glenn Miller died during WWII finally solved.

    05/22/2017 11:33:52 PM PDT · 25 of 55
    fireman15 to Leaning Right
    Nope, not buying it.

    The first clue for me was the url for the website this story came from... MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM. No hidden agenda there... Some of the other headlines on the site seem equally far fetched.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/22/2017 11:12:49 PM PDT · 82 of 89
    fireman15 to FreedomStar3028
    Any infringement is against the second amendment and thus against the constitution of the USA. Therefore it stands to reason; anyone should be able to purchase a gun. If you say “well sooooooooooommmmmmeeee people shouldn’t”, you cannot go on to say in the next sentence you support the second amendment. Period.

    Spoken exactly like someone with absolutely zero experience dealing with armed psychotic idiots. You are saying that if someone serves their time in a mental hospital after shooting people in a psychotic rampage they should be allowed to go out and purchase another gun the minute they are released. And further you are saying that if anyone disagrees with you on this they can't say that they support the second amendment???

    You have a losing argument legally, politically and practically. I seriously doubt that you have ever had a psycho point a gun at you and pull the trigger multiple times. I have been a member of the NRA for decades. I am a member of a great gun club. I can tell you with absolute certainty that the NRA, the organization that has done the most to protect our second amendment rights does not support your position. Call them up and ask them! SO DO NOT TELL ME THAT I DO NOT SUPPORT THE 2ND AMMENDMENT!!!

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/22/2017 9:05:13 AM PDT · 69 of 89
    fireman15 to FreedomStar3028
    If everyone had guns, thugs, thieves, druggies, mentally ill people, and any other bad people would think twice about shooting at someone or going on a rampage.

    No one is stronger on the 2nd amendment than I am; my wife and I collect vintage firearms. But in my experience your theory doesn't actually hold up. The psychos that I have had to deal with over the years do not generally think about the consequences of their actions. A naked psycho with a hand gun once pulled the trigger several times while it was pointed at me at close range. It was by the grace of God that he had loaded his magazine wrong and that I am still around to talk about it. He intended to commit suicide and hoped to take someone with him.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/22/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · 68 of 89
    fireman15 to Moltke
    Anyway, nasty stuff in concentrated form! And I have lab coat holes to prove it. LOL.

    When we were told later that the guy had lost his entire arm after an exposure to his finger tip... it freaked us all out. We were all used to multiple “white powder” hoax calls over the years and had some very expensive equipment to identify unknown substances. We also worked with an army team made up of very experienced technicians. We tried to always follow procedure but HF and a few other nasty substances were good reminders that you cannot be too careful.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/21/2017 8:29:03 AM PDT · 57 of 89
    fireman15 to Moltke
    I remembered enough about concentrated HF from my undergrad chemistry studies that I asked whether it was a good idea to put that stuff in my mouth and he then explained it’s just a diluted gel.

    That would make me nervous also. But, there are so many substances that are incredibly dangerous when concentrated but incredibly useful when diluted. We had a saying in HAZMAT, “The solution to pollution is dilution.” There are some substances which are still dangerous in very low concentrations, but most are not.

    The police officer who collapsed and almost died in the article the thread is about was trying to rub a very concentrated substance from his uniform. If it had been a concentration of 10% of the very same substance, he most likely would have had no noticeable effects at all.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/21/2017 7:49:10 AM PDT · 53 of 89
    fireman15 to TStro
    I have worked as an industrial hygienist in several refinery turnarounds.

    The business that we responded to with a person who had a serious HF exposure and ended up losing his arm... was a place that treats hazardous wastes and converts them into innocuous substances that can be disposed of. The victim was someone who had many years of experience working with Hydrofluoric Acid and other chemicals that must be handled very carefully.

    It reminded me of my many years working in a lumber mill. Most of the more experienced guys that I worked with were missing fingers. I chopped my fingers up pretty good once when I tried to pull out some wood debris that had stopped the machine and my fingers came into contact with a moulder side head that was still spinning. All it takes is a second of inattention and bad things can happen.

    At least when you hack up a body part the damage is fairly easy for doctors to see and understand, when you have a serious chemical exposure depending on who is giving treatment... there is a good chance that they may not have a good understanding of what is taking place inside your body. If the person I referred to had received appropriate and timely treatment he most likely would not have lost his entire arm.

  • Cop Overdoses after Touching Fentanyl Dust

    05/20/2017 11:15:28 PM PDT · 15 of 89
    fireman15 to Lockbox
    Scary story, to think the drug can be absorbed through the skin by an accidental touch.

    I was on a HAZMAT team for several years. There are many substances that can kill you through absorption. One of the scariest that I came into contact with was Hydrofluoric acid. If you had a hole in your gloves and a small amount was absorbed through your finger tip it can cause unbelievable damage to your body surprisingly without causing much discomfort to your finger tip. Because of Fluorine’s affinity for calcium it can do severe damage to your bones even in very small quantities. One person at a local business we responded to had to have his entire arm amputated after what seemed to have been a minor exposure. But he was lucky because a Hydrofluoric acid exposure can also cause a person to go into cardiac arrest.

  • Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average…

    05/19/2017 10:19:31 PM PDT · 15 of 50
    fireman15 to Olog-hai

    My wife sets up displays at museums and special events and gives lectures honoring the military. She is interviewed fairly frequently for newspapers, radio and local TV. The interviews typically last about 2 hours and for TV or radio are edited down to around 5 minutes. About every fourth interview is by idiots who have some type of agenda. Typically the idiots do such a poor job that they can’t even get their 5 minutes on the air. When they do they completely distort my wife’s words and it is very irritating.

  • Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

    05/19/2017 10:01:09 PM PDT · 36 of 70
    fireman15 to Redwood71

    This is a clear cut case of religious persecution. The guy who did the “procedure” is a minister in the Church of Psycho Idiot Nutballs and the new Eunuch is one of his followers. /s

  • ALERT: A Turncoat Has Secretly Been Manipulating Employment In The Trump White House.

    05/19/2017 7:22:35 AM PDT · 20 of 34
    fireman15 to davikkm

    The establishment is doing everything in its power to tie President Trump’s hands. This is unprecedented and it is causing delays in the agenda that he was elected to implement. But still... a lot has already been accomplished, and a lot has been reversed. The momentum that was propelling us to the edge of the precipice has been slowed. The biggest problem is that those who have aligned themselves against President Trump do not in most cases care about the ultimate fate of the country.

  • I've decided to give it all up and spend the rest of my life surfing

    05/10/2017 11:58:26 PM PDT · 84 of 85
    fireman15 to dr_lew
    Well hell, how many surf boards do you have to buy before you're “into it” ?

    I have farted around at the beach and had a good time but have never been a proficient surfer. In my view it is a lot of work for not a lot of thrill, and living in the Northwest... ocean water is cold even in the summer. The advantage is the waters are not crowded. I tried surfing once in Hawaii but even though the water was warm... every where we went there were tons of other people.

    I have barely spent a thousand dollars on surfing stuff in the last 40 years. My other “hobbies” have cost tens of thousands of dollars and a significant amount of time. There is a major difference in both commitment and investment. That would be my definition of when you are into something.

  • I've decided to give it all up and spend the rest of my life surfing

    05/10/2017 12:06:37 AM PDT · 81 of 85
    fireman15 to smokingfrog
    I have had a few surf boards over the years, but never really got into it. I do still have 4 hang gliders. George Worthington was in his 60s when he set a hang gliding distance record in 1980 of over 105 miles and an altitude record of over 17,000 feet using a Mitchel B-10. One of the guys I used to hang glide with was in his 70s. Hang gliding is a lot less physically demanding than surfing.

  • Here's why some immigrant activists say not even criminals should be deported

    05/08/2017 8:33:59 AM PDT · 16 of 23
    fireman15 to walford

    Returning criminals to their home countries is not an efficient a solution. It has been shown over and over and over again that they just come back within a short period of time. Establishing a penal colony in some nasty part of the world would probably be a better solution. If criminals knew there was a good chance that they would spend their remaining days in some awful place instead of just a free ride back home they might think twice before returning here.

    The Russians still have vast icy lands in Siberia with little hope of escape. They also have a long record of not being soft on criminals. There are also hot desert locations on the “dark continent” of Africa which criminals would probably also not be appealing to the criminal element. We could have some of these countries earn their foreign aide by maintaining camps full of international criminals. We would have to do something to counter the rampant corruption that takes place in most of these countries so that the criminals couldn’t just buy their way out, but I am sure that solutions could be found.

    My point is that an less expensive and more miserable incarceration scheme needs to be found for these criminals. It should involve exporting them to a location a long way from our shores where they can be kept on ice... or in the desert indefinitely.

  • The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

    05/07/2017 11:16:21 PM PDT · 45 of 77
    fireman15 to Hugin
    Droughts weaken trees and make them more susceptible to insects. If we get a few more years of good rainfall they should recover. Not exactly rocket science.

    The same thing happened to a lot of tall firs on our property a few years ago. After a couple dry years a number of them died. My neighbor who believes he knows everything told me they were dying of "tree blight". When I removed the bark from one of the dead trees I had to cut down... I found that it was infested with bark beetles. I had seen some of the beetles around in the months before but did not realize what they were.

  • Seattle Mayor Taxes Diet Soda Because ‘Affluent White People Drink More Of It’

    05/07/2017 10:56:45 PM PDT · 24 of 68
    fireman15 to jonrick46

    We have a Soda Stream with an adapter from ebay that allows use CO2 bottles that can be filled at sporting goods stores that service paintball guns. It costs $2.50 to fill a 12oz CO2 bottle. I can also fill the little bottles from a CO2 tank I use with my MIG welder.