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Posts by fireman15

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  • The Trump Movement Isn't About Conservatism -- It's About Americanism

    09/03/2015 9:26:58 AM PDT · 67 of 75
    fireman15 to Jim Noble

    The people who don’t want to do anything about illegal immigrants and their anchor baby offspring have mostly had little if any personal exposure to them. Do you think that Hillary, Marco, or the Jebster go shopping near a bunch of subsidized low income apartments at a local Super Walmart where Caucasians make up about 25% of the customers?

    Anyone who has, can answer the question, “Whose children are missing the toilet when they take a poop then leaving the mess behind for others to clean up with full knowledge of their parents?” There are little boys running helter skelter through the lady’s restroom. There are “cultures” who do not teach the basic principles of personal hygiene in public restrooms to their youth. But that is just one mildly annoying observation. These days there are plenty of slovenly native born people in this country as well. The question is how do you hold the line when our entire way of life is eroding away.

    One early step is to at least attempt to restrict the flood of millions of uneducated poor people who come here with the expectation of getting government benefits. Once we get that under control maybe we will have a chance of working on some of the other problems. At the root of most of this slovenly behavior are government programs which enable people to not take responsibility for themselves and their progeny .

  • Longtime Clinton adviser Blumenthal slammed Boehner as 'alcoholic' and 'lazy' in email

    09/01/2015 10:17:02 AM PDT · 21 of 36
    fireman15 to sportutegrl
  • Mom Who Forgot Her Baby in Shopping Cart Tells Her Story

    08/30/2015 11:25:57 PM PDT · 61 of 67
    fireman15 to nickcarraway

    I am a baby boomer and came from a large family; most of my friends from back then came from families with at least three or four children. To say that things were more lax back then when it came to child care would be a gross understatement. Forgetting a kid somewhere would certainly not have made the news.

    When I asked my dad if my 5 year old brother and I could use a can of gas to burn some ant piles or ride horses into town to get ice cream cones... he wouldn’t tell us “no”, or “be careful”, my dad would say, “Remember if something happens to you... your mom and I will just make another one that looks just like you.”

    It wasn’t that he didn’t love us or was a bad parent; they figured that after getting hurt a few times we would learn to be more careful. We did get injured fairly seriously on some occasions and we did learn to be careful without a lot of pestering.

  • Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

    08/29/2015 11:23:04 AM PDT · 75 of 79
    fireman15 to Vision
    This all started with Obama praising the violent criminal Trayvon Martin and supporting this behavior.

    That certainly didn't help, but violent black people targeting police officers has been going on for longer than that. In 2009 we had four officers gunned down in Lakewood, WA by a violent black felon.

    “The gunman was identified as 37-year-old Maurice Clemmons, originally from Marianna, Arkansas. Clemmons had a violent criminal history, with at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and eight felony charges in Washington. In 2000, Clemmons had his 95-year sentence for aggravated robbery commuted by then-Governor Mike Huckabee and moved to Western Washington in 2004.[12][13] In spring 2009, Clemmons was charged with rape of a child and third-degree assault on a police officer for punching a Pierce County sheriff's deputy in the face during a confrontation,[14][15] and was let out of jail on those charges after posting a $150,000 bail bond one week prior to the shootings.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood,_Washington_police_officer_shooting

    A female police officer had been murdered in Seattle a month prior under similar circumstances. Two more officers were killed in rural Pierce County not long afterwards. But certainly Obama has made things much worse. Unlike the psycho killer of the TV reporter and cameraman most of these executions were committed by people who obtained and possessed their firearms illegally. So more laws wouldn't have made much of a difference.

  • What Makes Black Men Run From the Police?

    08/28/2015 6:31:50 PM PDT · 63 of 73
    fireman15 to Brooklyn Attitude

    Of course everyone is innocent until proven guilty in our country... but in the situations that I have been involved in there wasn’t a lot of doubt that that the people that ran off were guilty.

  • What Makes Black Men Run From the Police?

    08/28/2015 5:41:27 PM PDT · 54 of 73
    fireman15 to Brooklyn Attitude

    After working 25 years on a fire department in a municipality known for crime problems... I came into contact with police, criminals and crime victims daily. The runners get away much if not most of the time. Obviously it has risks, but I am not sure that it is “stupid” to run from the police.

  • Omega-3 fish oil ‘does not boost elderly brains’

    08/26/2015 9:22:34 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    fireman15 to Signalman

    In other news: a pound of bacon and a gallon of whole milk every day is shown to increase brain volume in teens. /s

  • Market Slump? Blame Trump

    08/24/2015 8:40:23 AM PDT · 44 of 66
    fireman15 to M Kehoe
    There is more evidence to suggest that 0bama, not Trump is responsible.

    Obama attacking coal and our electric grid with new economy killing regs could have nothing to do with it.

  • American train-attack heroes tell how they foiled gunman...after he sliced off one of their thumbs

    08/24/2015 8:31:11 AM PDT · 6 of 54
    fireman15 to TomGuy

    This is the same thing that I noticed. I hadn’t watched the Commie News Network in years, but they definitely had the best coverage on this. Has FOX faltered and CNN is now stepping into the vacuum?

  • Donald Trump sees Biden the same as Hillary

    08/23/2015 10:43:08 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    fireman15 to Red Steel

    If Hillary was somehow elected our first female president would be an ugly lying commie skank. Biden is a lot less repulsive looking; we have already had brainless fools elected to be president so at least it wouldn’t be setting a dangerous precedent.

  • Shattering new evidence reveals Obama spent $500MIL to train Jihadi elite force which now

    08/23/2015 10:36:03 PM PDT · 4 of 45
    fireman15 to Nachum

    Is it really “shattering” when this is completely consistent with Obama’s other Christian hating deeds?

  • An Anti-Hunter Trying to Save Ducks Accidentally Gets Shot in the Face [VIDEO]

    08/23/2015 10:32:47 PM PDT · 40 of 51
    fireman15 to SZonian
    The timeline as given by the writer is a bit confusing, but I gather they started their campaign in 2011 and it took this long for one of them to catch a face full of birdshot...then again, it wouldn’t be the first time I was wrong about something.

    OK, sounds reasonable. It seems amazing to me that it took this long for one of them to get hit. When I think of all the precautions we take to make sure that no one is down range at our gun club; maybe we could get special permission for a few of them to change out our targets while the range is still hot. It would sure save a lot of time. They would have the satisfaction of knowing that while they were keeping us entertained dodging bullets that no animals were being harmed. But the fun would probably only last until one of them got nicked.

  • Vanity - WD Passport drive not compatible with Windows 10

    08/23/2015 8:47:51 PM PDT · 28 of 48
    fireman15 to Perdogg

    After trying Windows 8... I decided that I preferred Windows 7. I am definitely not going to Windows 10 unless there is some compelling reason to do so.

  • Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops

    08/23/2015 8:40:45 PM PDT · 7 of 18
    fireman15 to rabidralph
    Or maybe it’s all the pot they smoke.

    I am certain that you are on to something. I don't have any links right now... but there have been numerous studies that have shown that pot smoke causes chromosome damage. There have also been studies that have shown that children of mothers who are pot smokers have a much higher incidence of autoimmune disorders such as Lupus.

    I know so many people who have had problems related to their pot smoking both mental and physical. They will acknowledge that they have a problem, but they will not give up the pot under any circumstances. Yet we are told by activists that it is not addictive.

  • An Anti-Hunter Trying to Save Ducks Accidentally Gets Shot in the Face [VIDEO]

    08/23/2015 8:26:00 PM PDT · 20 of 51
    fireman15 to HonkyTonkMan

    This was from 2011... my assumption is that after that the anti-hunters decided this was not a smart way to save ducks. She is very lucky that none of the tiny birdshot pellets hit her in the eye.

  • Hillary Clinton needs to start taking her email scandal seriously

    08/23/2015 7:17:40 PM PDT · 22 of 36
    fireman15 to Company Man

    Love Hillary G. Robinson cartoon!

  • Hillary Clinton needs to start taking her email scandal seriously

    08/23/2015 5:56:35 PM PDT · 12 of 36
    fireman15 to condi2008

    Hillary must now know what Al Capone felt like. When you are used to having people like Vince Foster and dozens of others killed... destroying emails, ignoring government secrecy regulations, etc., etc., etc., just doesn’t feel like a big deal. When you know you have been above the law for decades it is just hard to believe that something like this can take you down.

  • 15 year old kid warrior, 20 of his badass friends sue us government for climate action

    08/23/2015 2:34:14 PM PDT · 39 of 69
    fireman15 to SteveH

    Global temperatures have not warmed a bit during the time any of these kids have been alive.

  • A newfound link between brain injuries and ADHD

    08/23/2015 10:58:45 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    fireman15 to rickmichaels

    It would seem like if Traumatic Brain Injuries were a primary cause of ADHD that the incident of both should be decreasing. 50 years ago when I was a kid we were much more active than children are today. At least where I lived we spent most of our time playing hard outside.

    Protecting kids from absolutely every hazard didn’t seem to be the priority that it is these days. Of course back then we were still in the middle of a baby boom and a favorite saying from my dad was, “If you kill yourself doing that, your mom and I will just make another one that looks just like you.”

    My mother once told my wife how I kept riding my tricycle down the concrete steps to our front porch and landing on my big head. At that time the porch was over 6ft high. My wife asked her if she put up a child gate or something. My mom said, “No, we figured he’d learn.

    I grew up with horses and we rode which ever one we could catch “bare back” most of the time. Despite being knocked unconscious several times after falling off of horses who were acting up... no one in my family ever thought about wearing a helmet while riding a horse. I don’t know if helmets for riding horses were even available. We also didn’t wear them while riding bicycles, mini-bikes, go-carts, motorcycles, or riding home on top of the hay truck.

  • Cruz: Jeb is 'confused' about my citizenship

    08/21/2015 12:33:11 PM PDT · 62 of 74
    fireman15 to Jack Black
    I never did buy the “Born in Kenya” theory.

    When Obama provided obviously fake and conflicting information and background documentation and no good explanation as to why... people are going to speculate. I have no idea what the circumstances surrounding Obama’s birth are. Despite the claims made by his paternal grandmother... I doubt seriously that his birthplace was Kenya where Obama himself claimed for years that he was born to help sell his books. Obama has proven repeatedly that he is a serial liar, so chances are he was born someplace other than Kenya.

    I also am not sure that he was born in either Queen's Medical Center where he initially claimed to have been born when first running for president or Kapiʻolani Medical Center where he is now claiming to have been born. There just is not much credible documentation supporting any of those locations. I know that some people believe that he was actually born in Vancouver BC. But really all we know is that the official narrative does not fit the record very well... especially when it appears that his mother was attending the University of Washington shortly after he was born and was not in Hawaii.

  • Cruz: Jeb is 'confused' about my citizenship

    08/21/2015 9:58:36 AM PDT · 44 of 74
    fireman15 to Cowboy Bob

    Was his mother underage? (Ted Cruz)

    No, Ted’s mom was not underage when he was born. Obama’s mother was underage which the laws on the books at the time when Obama was born indicated that his mother did not automatically pass on her citizenship when she was out of the country. Somehow this part of the significance of where Obama was born never seems to get mentioned by the MSM.

  • SHOCK POLL: 57% REPUBLICANS BELIEVE TRUMP WILL BE NOMINEE

    08/21/2015 9:38:48 AM PDT · 113 of 186
    fireman15 to ExTexasRedhead
    A neighbor, union guy and life-long Democrat, is supporting Trump. That’s what I’m hearing from everyone I talk politics with at the grocery store, mall, etc.

    We are hearing a lot of the same type of talk even up here in liberal land, the Seattle area in the Northwest. For some reason it reminds me of when a liberal friend asked us take him and his wife to our gun club so they could try out his new shotgun and an old 45 he had inherited. They were ashamed because they knew it was hypocritical to want to be able to protect their home and themselves when they were still supporting gun grabbing politicians. Yet they both loved shooting those guns when we got them out and they actually joined their own gun club.

    A lot of liberals realize that Obama’s promise to “fundamentally change” America is coming true. We are being overrun by illegal immigrants and legal Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and Africa. Many are starting to realize that the America we grew up in is quickly disappearing. I think that many can also see that the Obama economy is a lie. These people actually seem to be supporting Trump. Whether they would really vote for him in the general election is questionable, but from what I am hearing I feel that many of them actually would.

  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/19/2015 10:28:54 PM PDT · 38 of 41
    fireman15 to arbitrary.squid

    Well that might have been a big red flag. Maybe sitting around eating junk food and watching pornos was why he got fat in the first place.

  • Gingrich: If Trump continues at 25% he wins - if Hillary implodes, a vacuum you haven’t seen in yrs!

    08/19/2015 10:12:56 AM PDT · 7 of 81
    fireman15 to Red Steel

    And there you have it. The Newtster has just announced that the establishment is caving... someone other than Jeb might be the Republican candidate.

  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/19/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · 20 of 41
    fireman15 to spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
    You would think that a corporation as large as Subway would vet their people better than this.

    Subway's relationship started with Jared when he was a freshman in college many years ago. His only history at that time was probably of being a fat loser who lost a bunch of weight.

  • 15,000 government emails revealed in Ashley Madison leak

    08/19/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · 5 of 54
    fireman15 to E. Pluribus Unum

    Not to fear, Hillary wasn’t using a government account.

  • China and the Decline in Quality (and Soon in Profits)

    08/18/2015 8:36:33 AM PDT · 5 of 15
    fireman15 to SeekAndFind

    Our house was robbed in April. One of the items taken was my Craftsman Router Table. It was made out of steel and cast aluminum parts. I have a replacement value policy. The insurance company decided I could by a new one for $50 and that mine was now worth $15. Never mind that the new $50 ones are made out of particle board and plastic. So they gave me $15 for Router Table and if I buy a new one for that is similar to what I had for $200 they will still only give me $50 because Sears now puts the Craftsman name on crap that even Harbor Freight wouldn’t try to fool people into buying.

  • Documentary "A Dangerous Game" exposes the evil Donald Trump

    08/16/2015 9:43:49 AM PDT · 28 of 45
    fireman15 to july4thfreedomfoundation
    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.?

    Alec Baldwin?

    My first thoughts as well... anyone those two are against can't be all bad.

  • Donald Trump’s immigration plan is out — and here’s what’s in it

    08/16/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · 18 of 493
    fireman15 to RoosterRedux

    The “6 things Donald Trump doesn’t know about immigration” is full of misleading half truths and PC bullsh**t. Securing the southern boarder is a good start... getting rid of the anchor baby loophole is absolutely necessary.

  • You've Been Trumped

    08/16/2015 9:16:28 AM PDT · 9 of 17
    fireman15 to Insigne123

    Ecologically sensitive, this stretch of land is one of the last vestiges of actual wilderness in the country.

    It looks more like Trump turned what used to be basically a barren grass covered moonscape into something much more attractive. There is now manicured grass surrounded by a barren grass covered moonscape. To me it looks as though there is more than enough of the barren grass covered moonscape left for the local critters to frolic in. And also there are jobs and money still pouring into the local economy. But no good turn goes unrewarded.

    The following is the greeting on the golf course’s website.

    “Greetings from Donald J. Trump

    I am both proud and excited to share with you Trump International Golf Links, in The Home of Golf, Scotland.

    I had been actively looking for links land in Europe for the past few years, and of course my preference was Scotland over any other country because I am half Scottish. My Mother, Mary MacLeod was from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. She grew up in a simple croft until she landed in Manhattan at the age of 20 and her first language was Gaelic.

    When I saw this piece of land I was overwhelmed by the imposing dunes and rugged Aberdeenshire coastline. I knew that this was the perfect site for Trump International, Scotland. I have never seen such an unspoiled and dramatic sea side landscape and the location makes it perfect for our development. Our site is close to two of the world’s most famous courses and is just 25 minutes by car from Aberdeen Airport and 15 minutes from the City Centre.

    With the championship links and MacLeod House & Lodge boutique hotel fully established, the golf experience in Scotland has been elevated to new levels of excellence.

    Donald J. Trump”

  • Fox News knocks Trump over Megyn Kelly 'conspiracy theories'

    08/15/2015 9:31:42 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    fireman15 to Hojczyk
    Kelly talked on Wednesday's program about how she hasn't had a real vacation for six months. She'll be back on August 24.

    Boo Hoo... she ought to try running a small business. Sometimes owners go for years or forever without going on a vacation “real” or not. Oh, but as Obama said, “You didn't build that.”

  • Scott Walker and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Stadium Deal

    08/15/2015 9:21:48 AM PDT · 11 of 81
    fireman15 to conservativejoy

    In Washington we had the Seattle King Dome. They had just finished putting a new and very expensive roof on it. It was a well used multipurpose facility that while I am sure it was a money loser was appropriate for the local climate and we went to numerous events there over the years.

    The local professional sports teams decided they wanted a new stadium, but they each wanted one that was dedicated to their particular sport. So with a price tag of over a billion dollars they tore down the King Dome and replaced it with two new stadiums right next to each other. It was a colossal waste of tax payer dollars and a very good example of government waste and largesse to undeserving fat cats.

  • China Sends In Chemical Warfare Troops, Orders Tianjin Evacuation After Toxic Sodium Cyanide Found

    08/15/2015 8:46:00 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    fireman15 to SeekAndFind

    Having spent many years on a hazmat team myself this incident makes me glad that I am now retired. However this article is a little over the top. The place was a chemical factory... of course there are going to be dangerous chemicals stored there and many of the products of combustion are harmful as well. And we are talking about the Chinese government... they have killed untold millions of their own citizens on purpose, they will lie about whatever they want whenever they feel like it. It is not really necessary to drab the Japanese into the story to convince us.

  • Suicide... thinking about it. pros/cons?

    08/15/2015 12:27:55 AM PDT · 164 of 227
    fireman15 to proud American in Canada

    I spent 25 years on a fire department and went to many suicides. First, I am very sorry that you are feeling so bad. It is obvious that you are a very caring and sensitive person who is under a lot of pressure. As others have suggested getting professional help would be a very good idea. But if you do not feel that is a viable option... you should definitely be sleeping with your dog or doing whatever else makes you feel comforted.

    I am sorry also about the back wall in your house. If the house is causing you a lot of distress... maybe it is time to get out of it and move to a different house, a condo or an apartment. It is just a material thing. Material things come and go and really do not make you happy.

    Probably the best thing you can do is to try and forget about what is stressing you out and go and volunteer somewhere like a museum, an animal shelter, an old folks home, a day care, a library or some sort of activist group. Volunteer where you will come into contact with others and possibly accomplish something that will make you feel like you are making a difference.

    And please do not consider shooting yourself... it always makes a horrible mess and close to half the time people screw it up and they end up terribly disfigured or with other nasty problems.

  • Local school mourns death of teacher at Cedar Point, ride re-opens Friday

    08/14/2015 1:07:37 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    fireman15 to BenLurkin

    One thing that I have noticed over the past fifty some years is that many teachers believe that rules including the laws of nature do not apply to them. For instance my next door neighbor, a teacher was building a wooden fence he put the lower support 2x4s made of untreated fir directly on the ground. I suggested that he place them up at least a few inches. He said that he knew what he was doing. They rotted away within a few years.

  • ‘Toy Story 4’ will be a love story about Woody and Bo Peep, Disney confirms

    08/14/2015 10:51:02 AM PDT · 11 of 47
    fireman15 to Citizen Zed; Gaffer

    What are they thinking. Bo-Peep is a blonde bimbo with a suggestive name that makes you think of a peeping “bo” or some type of weird transgender reference as Gaffer just suggested. Jessie the talking cowgirl is the obvious romantic link for Woody.

  • Hillary’s outlook is now “grave”

    08/13/2015 9:51:23 AM PDT · 42 of 103
    fireman15 to Starman417

    I would love to see Obama photoshopped into the cell next to Hillary. The two of them deserve each other.

  • The serious case for a Trump presidency . . . rough edges and all

    08/13/2015 9:40:57 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    fireman15 to Sean_Anthony

    I enjoyed the piece and had no idea Mr. Trump had a book out about how to bring America back to greatness. I don’t mean to be nitpicky, but it does seem like whoever Mr. Cain depends on to proof read his articles dropped the ball in the first few paragraphs.

  • Trump And Kelly - Time To Get Past It Already

    08/13/2015 9:11:36 AM PDT · 15 of 25
    fireman15 to Buckeye McFrog

    I doubt whether this “controversy” has hurt either party. Trump will continue to be Trump and Kelly is an entertainer who would be as comfortable on MSNBC as she has been on FOX.

  • Disruption of Bernie Sanders’ speech brings racism front and center

    08/12/2015 9:40:09 AM PDT · 45 of 76
    fireman15 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer socialist.

  • Study: More People Developing Dementia Earlier, Death Rates Soaring

    08/09/2015 12:09:32 AM PDT · 62 of 87
    fireman15 to BenLurkin

    The article does appear to be mostly BS, but if there is a large increase in dementia my guess for a cause would be alcohol and marijuana use along with obesity and inactivity.

  • Donald Trump Disinvited From Conservative Conference Over Megyn Kelly Remarks

    08/08/2015 9:21:44 AM PDT · 303 of 309
    fireman15 to Hawthorn
    They will ask every GOP candidate, from POTUS down to Dog Catcher, whether they support Trump’s outrageous statements. Trump is a Dhimmi dream — a veritable Todd Akin plus Richard Mourdock, times 1000.

    Trump does make statements that are “outrageous” to the media and political elite. To them he is definitely a loose cannon, Which ironically is one of the primary reasons he has been electrifying the Republican primary. When is the last time 24 million people tuned in to watch a Republican primary debate? Oh yeah... never. He is forcing the field to answer questions that mealy mouthed politicians would normally not address.

    Is this a good thing or a bad thing? You seem to think that it is a bad thing, a “Dhimmi dream”. I tend to feel that ultimately it may be a good thing. Trump has tapped into politically incorrect fears for the country that most people whether liberal or conservative are feeling right now.

    Fear is a much stronger motivator than “hope and change”. I believe Trump has tapped into fear and it has the potential to steam roll the normal liberal agenda. Ridicule the normal weapon of choice for Alinski following Democrats just isn't effective when people are genuinely fearful. Global Warming is the scariest thing the Democrats currently have in their arsenal and it really isn't cutting it any more. We have got trouble in River City my friend with a capital T and that T stands for Trump. But I would rather have him on our side than against us.

    As far as him being a Dhimmi of Muzzi dream; I couldn't disagree more. They are more afraid of him than any other candidate in recent history... I hope that he has good security because our enemies tend to sense a powerful leader before we do. I don't know if they have the ability to knock him out with their traditional Alynski tactics. He throws it back in their face with an “I know you are, but what am I type of response that is very entertaining and strangely effective.

    I don't know how this will all turn out but we can definitely look forward to some good political theater for the next year or so. It is getting our side a lot more of the spotlight than we normally would get and I think that is good.

  • Donald Trump Disinvited From Conservative Conference Over Megyn Kelly Remarks

    08/07/2015 11:22:06 PM PDT · 55 of 309
    fireman15 to nikos1121
    Does Erickson realize that he will increase Trump’s popularity by doing this?

    The media focus is on Trump right now. This will give Erickson some publicity but you are right it will not harm Trump if that is what the goal actually was.

  • Who won the first Republican debate Thursday night? (Trump 65% Cruz 2nd)

    08/07/2015 10:42:18 PM PDT · 30 of 42
    fireman15 to chris37
    As a Ted Cruz supporter, I have now become convinced that Trump is the only person in the race at this time who can defeat any of the potential democrat nominees.

    I like your analysis!

    I believe that a majority of both liberals and conservatives in this country are scared to death that we are currently being invaded by peoples who hate America. People of different political persuasions are united by this fear for our country. Trump has addressed this forcefully and has been willing to face the consequences. Everyone else has sounded more like mealy mouthed politicians who won't actually do anything about it.

    People also see our influence in the world in rapid decline. Our way of life in peril and the future of our children and grandchildren in ruin. Trump is the one who has tapped into these fears and I believe despite the media and political elite's desire to have him disappear; he is here to stay.

  • How to Destroy a Country

    08/07/2015 9:18:36 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    fireman15 to imardmd1

    McCarthy was right. His vilification has been so pervasive in our media and educational institutions that the rewrite of history is now complete. The reality of what took place has been completely lost.

  • Red Ants And An Arrest

    08/05/2015 10:55:45 AM PDT · 27 of 29
    fireman15 to SpaceBar
    Areas fully infested with them become uninhabitable by humans, and they cannot be eradicated once firmly established.

    DDT was found to be the most effective pesticide for use on red imported fire ants. We can thank the propaganda and lies originating from Rachel Carlson's book, Silent Spring for the continued prevalence of this invasive pest. For her efforts she may be featured on the next $20 bill after they ditch Andrew Jackson.

  • Red Ants And An Arrest

    08/05/2015 8:54:13 AM PDT · 10 of 29
    fireman15 to CGASMIA68

    They are actually illegal immigrants from South America. The queens wear Burkas.

  • Red Ants And An Arrest

    08/05/2015 8:33:05 AM PDT · 4 of 29
    fireman15 to Kirkwood

    There are two types of fire ants in Florida, the red imported fire ant (RIFA), followed by the much less common Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius), the tropical or native fire ant.

  • Red Ants And An Arrest

    08/05/2015 8:30:03 AM PDT · 3 of 29
    fireman15 to w1n1

    I am sure that there are people here who know a lot more about the pesky little critters than I do... I think it is weird how there will be several crawling around on you unnoticed and then they all sting at the same time which causes confusion about what is going on.

  • World's Glaciers Are Melting Faster Today Than Any Time in History

    08/04/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · 28 of 77
    fireman15 to smokingfrog

    There actually are some glaciers that have been growing. There is a new glacier on Mount St. Helens. The largest glaciers in the lower 48 are found on Mount Rainier. They have been for the most part incredibly stable over the last 100 years. The Carbon glacier which is one of the largest was reportedly in a growing trend. We have had a warmer and dryer summer than normal so I would expect all of them to retreat a little this year but nothing too spectacular. It is an active volcano so I am relatively certain that there still will be some ice left when it blows again sometime in the next century or two.