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Posts by fireman15

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  • Trampling Out the Vintage Where the Sour Grapes Are Stored

    06/17/2018 10:48:10 AM PDT · 4 of 22
    fireman15 to jazusamo

    Great article!

    I have been saying for months the same thing that the author and those he cited mentioned. President Trump’s actions have to be viewed in their entirety. ie... Slapping down the idiot Canadian Prime Minister was done partially for Kim’s benefit. The president has an overall strategy and slight of hand where the magician creates a diversion with one hand while he does something else with the other is definitely part of his operating procedure.

    I was not sure if this was intentional at first, but a pattern has developed. The opposition still has not caught on. Even if they recognize it, they have no idea how to respond in an effective way.

  • With His New Lawsuit, McCabe is About to Learn Himself How Hard It is to Get Info From DOJ

    06/13/2018 6:06:18 PM PDT · 15 of 15
    fireman15 to Sacajaweau
    No...he can not tack on.

    Believe me, this is not going to work out the way that you and others unfamiliar with government employee pension rules think. I have personal knowledge of similar situations. He most likely will not need go through the motions and work for 2 more days in another position; the swamp protects its own. By the time the lawyers are through bamboozling the pension board that will eventually decide this... being two days short will not mean squat. He will get his full pension and he will get the book deals and the lecture money and the whole shebang. It is ridiculous; I wish it were not this so, but it is.

  • With His New Lawsuit, McCabe is About to Learn Himself How Hard It is to Get Info From DOJ

    06/13/2018 10:02:47 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    fireman15 to Sacajaweau
    He did NOT lose his retirement benefit. He just has to wait until he’s older...65??.

    He was going to be able to start collecting retirement benefits without penalty when he turned 50. Now he has to wait until he is 57. But there is a very good chance this sh*tbag is going to be able to work for a short time in some other law enforcement job to enable him to retire and collect his full benefit long before he turns 57. Believe me, top Democrats and McCabe’s attorneys are working out the details right now. I am sure that there is a Hillary style book and lecture deal in the works as well. The swamp takes care of its own.

  • Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot

    06/13/2018 9:38:04 AM PDT · 44 of 46
    fireman15 to thoughtomator
    EV wise it’s probably good for GOP, they’d have a chance at some of them vs. no chance at any of them now.

    Researching this further I can see that you are correct. The possibly getting a few electoral votes in a Presidential election from one of the new California states is being dangled out there to mitigate the certain negative effect it would have on the Senate. I am sure this has been mulled over a lot, but to make this plan more acceptable to Republicans I believe that the lines would have to be redrawn so that San Francisco and Sacramento would not have absolute control of Northern California.

  • North Korean state media claim Trump, Kim invited each other to their home countries

    06/12/2018 9:31:07 PM PDT · 10 of 13
    fireman15 to 2ndDivisionVet

    So the Commie North Korean media treats President Trump better than the Commie American media.

  • Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot

    06/12/2018 9:18:04 PM PDT · 3 of 46
    fireman15 to yesthatjallen

    It would likely mean 4 more Democrat Senators and would alter the electoral college in favor of the Democrats as well.

  • The United States of Suicide: 25% Surge Since 1999 Brought on by Debilitating Depression and...

    06/12/2018 3:59:33 PM PDT · 20 of 46
    fireman15 to Cloverfarm
    I think social media can be a downer ... I see people my age whose families, careers, homes ... everything ... look so much better than my situation.

    That is part of it, but normal people also can become bullies on social media.

  • The United States of Suicide: 25% Surge Since 1999 Brought on by Debilitating Depression and...

    06/12/2018 3:38:03 PM PDT · 16 of 46
    fireman15 to davikkm

    Social media most likely plays a role in addition to increased dependency on both legal and illegal drugs.

  • Grading the Singapore Summit: The most fair-minded answer is that it’s too soon to tell.

    06/12/2018 9:03:38 AM PDT · 11 of 44
    fireman15 to Arm_Bears
    This was one for the history books. A+++ But we can see how the Never-Trumpers are going to play this one based on just this one National Review piece. Bill Buckley is turning over in his grave again at the piece of trash the saboteurs have turned his magazine into.
  • Scott Adams on Trump video to Kim

    06/12/2018 8:32:03 AM PDT · 8 of 25
    fireman15 to 11th_VA

    Scott Adams has lost work and opportunities worth millions of dollars and has received multiple death threats because he one of the first to correctly recognize the traits President Trump has and predicted early that he would win the election. Adams has shown repeatedly now that he is a worthwhile person to listen to.

  • Kim Jong Un Promises ‘Major Change’ At Trump Signing Ceremony

    06/11/2018 11:40:22 PM PDT · 12 of 57
    fireman15 to Helicondelta

    Quite a change of tone from someone who has been promising to destroy us for years. We have had the incompetent deep state paralyzed on how to deal with North Korea since 1953.

  • Trump on 'Fair Trade' not 'Fool Trade' with Canada: 'Justin acts hurt'

    06/11/2018 8:49:17 AM PDT · 29 of 87
    fireman15 to a little elbow grease

    A good portion of the last few weeks worth of President Trump’s “diplomacy” has been show for Kim’s benefit. President Trump knows these Canadian and European weenies can be pummeled and brow beaten and they will just keep coming back for more. North Korea however is a problem that has been shoved on the back burner by every American President since July 27, 1953.

    The time for those A-holes to be taken care of is about 50 years over due. Opportunities such as The death of Mao, the Soviet implosion came and went with no one having The balls to take care of this nonsense. President Trump inherited this mess from his predecessors. But the regime is made up of idiots and yes men, a type of organization that President Trump is uniquely qualified to deal with.

  • Anti-Gun Veteran Spreads Rhetoric, But Facts Don’t Add Up

    06/10/2018 10:50:33 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    fireman15 to fireman15

    I should add that my wife’s dad was a combat veteran in WWII and Korea and served during the Vietnam era as well. He was wounded numerous times. He had serious problems with what we now call PTSD. My wife’s family suffered greatly because of this. So I do not mean to make light of the people who really do have a problem.

  • Anti-Gun Veteran Spreads Rhetoric, But Facts Don’t Add Up

    06/10/2018 10:40:52 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    fireman15 to golux
    I’m tired of 99% of the types who scream VETERAN.

    My wife and I set up displays honoring local veterans at special events, museums, and for military groups. We had a large display at the Western Washington Fair for three weeks a couple of years ago honoring Vietnam War Veterans. Our co-conspirator setting up the display was a recently retired Army Senior master sergeant named Mike. Mike was in the Army or the Army Reserves from the time he turned eighteen until he was forced to retire at sixty. Somehow he managed to get himself activated in the reserves multiple times. We were told that he was a very good and animated instructor by everyone who had worked with him.

    Mike is one of the least “politically correct” persons that you could imagine. I was a little surprised that we managed to go the full three weeks without getting shut down.

    There was a booth not far from us staffed by a group which called themselves “Veterans for Peace”. Mike was not impressed. His conversations with the people who showed up to staff the booth revealed that basically none of those who showed up were actually veterans at all. Mike intimidated all the fake veterans who showed up at their booth so effectively that within a few days the booth was unstaffed. This was something that Mike seemed gladly took credit for and took great pleasure in pointing out.

    What ever literature which someone dropped off for the public to take every morning seemed to disappear about the same time that Mike went to get some breakfast or take a “pottie” break.

    Mike expressed the same exact sentiments that you just did. Mike was able to sort through the visitors in very short conversations. He seemed to have a special disdain for hippie looking older guys who said they had served for two years during the Vietnam period and claimed that they were somehow forever scarred.

    Mike didn't talk about much unpleasantness to us... he stuck mostly to funny stories about his adventures and the guys he served with. But we were told by some a few of his cohorts that they had seen a lot of serious action with him. Mike said that his PTSD diagnosis was pushed on him and a lot of others... if you said you had it you got extra money. He said for $200 a month extra in his retirement benefit he was glad to claim he had PTSD and did one of his entertaining routines to demonstrate.

  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/09/2018 10:45:19 PM PDT · 301 of 343
    fireman15 to NobleFree
    I have used marijuana, and my life was not ravaged.

    Well thank goodness for that. But I was referring to people whose lives have been radished. Have a good day my friend. ; )

  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/09/2018 3:32:24 PM PDT · 299 of 343
    fireman15 to RetiredArmy
    The Cops were in their cars, and filmed sitting there watching street sellers doing their business with people on the corner and the cops did nothing.

    As I was heading into a store in Auburn, WA about a month ago... a big black man came running out with a bag full of merchandise that he hadn't paid for with clerks chasing after him. He shoved one of the clerks. She fell down and the rest gave up. I got in my car and followed him. A couple blocks away there was a parked police car. I went up to the car and pointed the guy out to the police officer who was typing on his phone. He said, “Can't you see that I am busy right now?” “I don't have time to chase after a shoplifter.”

    And yes, the police do basically absolutely nothing about people smoking pot while driving their cars, drug dealing or just about anything else in this area.

  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/09/2018 3:23:07 PM PDT · 298 of 343
    fireman15 to Mariner
    No, I actually study the published data.

    I have decades of real world experience. As I said in my first post to you... I started out believing exactly what you currently believe. I have absolutely no reason to lie about it. But I feel like a Cassandra whenever I get into this type of discussion. If you think believe all the pro-marijuana propaganda you managed to dig up is equivalent to decades of real world experience then you someday will find out what a fool that you have been.

  • Murray,Cantwell to Trump Uphold American Values,End Cruel Policy of Separating Children from Parents

    06/08/2018 11:15:10 PM PDT · 26 of 32
    fireman15 to mdittmar

    I doubt whether Cantwell was sober enough to issue any kind of statement on her own.

  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/08/2018 11:07:54 PM PDT · 273 of 343
    fireman15 to TheStickman

    I am very glad that you have been able to give up 20+ years of using psychotropic drugs and therapy following “doctors orders”. Congratulations on losing close to 100 pounds as well. Long term marijuana use is more typically associated with needing to start using psychotropic medications and weight gain rather than the other way around as in your case.

    I responded to people having difficulties related to their marijuana use for 25 years. During all this time I do not remember meeting one person who had a positive outcome to a medical or psychological condition by using marijuana. But strangely on this conservative forum I have met half a dozen people or more who claim that marijuana has “saved their life”.

  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/08/2018 10:44:04 PM PDT · 271 of 343
    fireman15 to Mariner
    I don’t use marijuana.

    But I suppose you have watched a lot of situation comedies, movies, and other MSM shows that have made you into an expert.