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  • Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

    02/16/2014 8:31:33 AM PST · 57 of 57
    fireman15 to 426cuda
    Personally, I would be more concerned with the millions of people loaded up on legal psychotropic medications than a person who has used marijuana.

    I agree with you about psychotropic medications having a negative effect on people's driving and it is a problem. However, as a person who just retired after 25 years working for a fire department in a large town in Washington State... my impression is that in the last few years the number of stoned drivers causing serious “accidents” has been going way up. They are not difficult for us to spot after the fact. Increased marijuana use is already becoming a traffic safety issue... It is interesting that most pot users don't believe that it affects their own driving in a negative way. People who drink and drive generally feel the same way but with marijuana users it seems to be a much more strongly held belief.

    My wife and I have a couple of older close friends who use a lot of marijuana for "medicinal purposes". The two of them have wrecked their Prius five times in the last year. The lady's sister told my wife that if they have one more accident that their insurance will be cancelled. They came up to our house a few days ago, he wanted to drive down to Costco while our wives visited. He scared the hell out of me in the Costco parking lot by driving too fast, nearly hitting a couple of other cars and almost running over a Costco employee pushing grocery carts. As we talked and I observed him I realized that he was probably high and it was most likely affecting his judgment.

    I just hope that they lose their insurance and their licenses before they seriously injure or kill someone.

  • Dashcam Video Shows Uniformed Officer Standing by...

    02/08/2014 10:40:16 AM PST · 63 of 73
    fireman15 to Hulka
    “As far as the few times you saw officers not doing CPR”.

    I am assuming that you are not intentionally trying to twist my words. But in 25 years I saw police attempting CPR half a dozen times at the most. We knew something weird was going on immediately when we saw them doing CPR on the incident that I mentioned.

    The few times that I saw police attempting CPR it was ineffective... so their efforts were in vain. As far as reviving someone who has been in a car crash with CPR... in my career I never saw one person revived successfully after major trauma. So we are arguing over semantics here... it most likely wouldn't have made any difference if the woman police officer had tried to do CRP on the other victim...

    However I have seen a number of incidents where if the police or anyone else had made some attempt to secure the person's airway it most likely would have saved someones life. Just carefully securing the victims head so that their neck and airway are in a neutral position is all that it takes sometimes.

    Remember your "ABC"s, Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. That is what keeps people alive. The airway needs to be unobstructed. Assisting with breathing is the next most important. And circulation which most often means stopping someone's bleeding by applying direct pressure in a trauma situation.

  • Dashcam Video Shows Uniformed Officer Standing by...

    02/08/2014 10:23:07 AM PST · 62 of 73
    fireman15 to P-Marlowe

    On a day that I took off my crew was quite upset. They showed up on a scene where a man had lost his keys in a storm sewer grate. He pulled the grate up and tried to reach them. Unfortunately he slipped into the hole and got stuck and drowned. When my crew showed up his legs were sticking out of the hole and they were still twitching. Several cops were standing around doing nothing. They said that they thought it might be a crime scene and they just wanted us to confirm that he was dead. My crew pulled him out of the hole and started CPR. They got a rhythm back, but the man died later anyway.

  • Dashcam Video Shows Uniformed Officer Standing by...

    02/08/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · 13 of 73
    fireman15 to PowderMonkey

    In 25 years as a firefighter I saw police officers attempting to do CPR on very few occasions. The last time... we showed up on scene and several officers were frantically doing ineffective CPR on a morbidly obese male. His hands were still handcuffed behind his back and there were several tazer barbs still embedded in his skin at various locations. After he was subdued the police left him face down in a hallway. It was several minutes before they realized that he had suffocated. At that time they realized that maybe their jobs were in jeopardy and the heroics started.

  • NSA Phone Program Is Illegal, Privacy Board Says

    01/24/2014 8:52:12 AM PST · 13 of 15
    fireman15 to P-Marlowe
    Big Bro is watching, listening and turning on your computer or phone camera any time they want/p>

    I don't know if most people get that. Anytime you are in the same room as any cell phone at all, or a computer or tablet that can get an Internet connection... someone from a government agency or a hacker can be listening to your conversations and also turn on the camera. If you are an enemy of the Obama administration the likelihood of this happen is most likely greatly increased. If you are a member of an Islamic sleeper cell however you don't need to worry because the Feds don't believe in racial or religious profiling of non-Christians.

  • The main reason your can't find any .22 ammo (Just my opinion)

    01/13/2014 12:12:18 AM PST · 15 of 48
    fireman15 to sockmonkey
    My best friend owns a gunshop. You are wrong.

    I always get a chuckle from this type of post. Does the original poster think that anyone who is willing to pay exorbitant prices for ammo online is going to pay any attention to his wishes that they stop doing it?

    I have my own theory... a bunch of newbies who haven't been through this type of thing several times before have bought cheap rimfire guns and are now willing to pay a premium price to stock up on ammo that doesn't kill a bunny or crow any better than a decent pellet gun. A shortage of .22 ammo is far more funny than crisis.

    If you need a cheap firearms like experience just shoot pellets or bb’s until the supply catches up with the demand. I have friend who has an air rifle that shoots home cast 180 grain .45 caliber “pellets” at approximately 800 fps. He charges it with a high pressure scuba tank. One slug split a 2 inch thick piece of wood in half that he was using for a target when he came to visit.

    Hog taken down with large bore air rifle.

  • Study: Medicaid patients use emergency room more, not less

    01/03/2014 9:41:42 AM PST · 5 of 6
    fireman15 to Grampa Dave

    We are already seeing what appears to be an increase in ER visits and 911 calls where I work and live here in Washington State. The problem is that even a small increase bogs the system down and people with real problems don’t get treated in a timely manner. There is absolutely nothing good that is going to come from this legislation... it is virtually bad at every level. Which is what happens when the government starts meddling in areas where they have no expertise.

  • Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will debate founder of Creation Museum in Kentucky

    01/03/2014 9:35:22 AM PST · 49 of 110
    fireman15 to VanDeKoik
    Bill Nye is no scientist.

    He is an entertainer. He started out as a regular on a late night Seattle Comedy TV Show... Almost Live!. His most popular role at that time was “Speed walker”, a superhero who walked to crimes in progress. The Science Guy thing started out as a joke that stuck. He corrected the Almost Live host's pronunciation of gigawatt and the host retorted, “Who do you think you are—Bill Nye the Science Guy?”

    He has a bachelor of science degree from 1977 and no other formal education since that time that I am aware of. He is just a typical Seattle Know-it-all liberal. I have been dealing with them all of my life

  • Another Obamacare glitch: Adding a new baby to plan not easy

    01/03/2014 9:08:05 AM PST · 19 of 21
    fireman15 to SeekAndFind

    Don’t worry. Newborn babies make up such a small percentage of people who need healthcare that they really don’t matter... Chairman Obamao has declared that they make up an insignificant portion of his followers and can be sacrificed for the greater good. It is just like all the people who couldn’t keep their private insurance... they make up less than 5% of the population so they don’t matter. Plus most babies can’t even vote. Why should the leftists worry about them at all?

  • New York Times calls for Snowden clemency

    01/02/2014 8:20:02 AM PST · 23 of 37
    fireman15 to what's up
    Problem is...a lot of people on this forum also support the traitor Snowdon.

    Add me to your list as well. As I see it the real problem is that there are a lot of short sighted people here. They can't seem to see that under Obama the NSA’s mission has evolved from National Security to collecting vast amounts of information on absolutely everyone to be used by the left for nefarious political purposes. Every totalitarian regime collects as much information as possible on its own citizens to control them. This is the path we are currently going down. If Snowden’s disclosures somehow derail this then he is a patriot not a traitor.

  • President Obama spending a day at the beach with his family

    12/27/2013 7:33:37 PM PST · 9 of 41
    fireman15 to LeoWindhorse

    There is a beautiful beach in Argentina that I would like to recommend to the President.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/12/26/Argentina—70-injured-in-carnivorous-fish-attack

  • Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant?

    12/24/2013 10:33:09 PM PST · 116 of 127
    fireman15 to fireman15
  • Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant?

    12/24/2013 10:29:02 PM PST · 115 of 127
    fireman15 to longtermmemmory

    Believe me I have harped on Obamacare more than anyone else that I know and will continue to do so. But this was a cheery piece to read, and good entertainment.

    Round two started the other day with lefty strongman, Charlie Sheen taking time away from his busy schedule to hit back hard on Twitter.

    “hey Mallard brained
    Phil Robertso!
    you have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine,
    who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do.
    well news flash
    shower-dodger,
    I will speak loudly and clearly for ALL of them.
    so,
    just when your desperately sub evolved ass thought the pressure was off,
    you are now in the crosshairs of a MaSheen style media
    beat down.
    (I’ll try to keep the big words to a minimum as not to confuse you)

    your statements were and are
    abhorrently and
    mendaciously unforgivable.

    the idea that you have a job
    outside of dirt-clod stacking
    is a miracle.

    the only ‘Dynasty’ you are attached to might be the
    re-runs of that dated show.

    the only thing you should ever be in charge of building is a hole in the ground the exact size of
    your head.
    perhaps your beard would fit as well if you plucked out the
    army of scabies and
    bull weevils sequestered deep in it’s sarcophagus of dander and weasel pelts.

    shame on you.
    you’re the only surviving
    brain donor I’ve ever known.

    when the gators and Egrets
    kick you out of their
    hovel,
    you need to make serious amends to those you have
    radically offended.

    on the eight day
    when I was whittling my cosmic banjo,
    I’m pretty sure YOU were the scattered dross I then used to light a fire and
    locate the nearest
    Andy Gump.

    repulsed by you;
    c sheen”

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/12/21/charlie-sheen-phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-beatdown/#ixzz2oSuYWDf3

    I hope Mr. Robertson can take harsh words like that coming from a Hollywood icon.

  • Family battling Massachusetts hospital to bring daughter home

    12/21/2013 7:55:18 AM PST · 10 of 11
    fireman15 to grania

    If that were the case... how come the daughter is doing worse in the hospital than she was previously? According to the article she has lost weight and her hair and can no longer sit up without assistance.

  • EXCLUSIVE - 'Hung out to dry': Duck Dynasty star and family hit out at A&E (truncated title)

    12/21/2013 7:27:43 AM PST · 57 of 235
    fireman15 to Twotone

    The parts of the interview that are most offensive to homosexuals are almost word for word quotes from the bible. The rest is mostly just personal observation and common sense. Mr. Robertson is just the messenger. The real battle is with what is written in the bible.

  • Duck Dynasty: The third rail of contemporary culture

    12/19/2013 6:13:06 PM PST · 21 of 40
    fireman15 to bigbob
    O’Reilly had some silly theory that Robertson’s comments crossed some imaginary line because it was “judgmental”,

    I lost all respect for O’Reilly a long time ago. He is about as principled as whoever made the politically correct decision to can Phil Robertson.

  • Ryan's Committee Scrubs Doc of Claim to Protect Disabled Vets' Pensions

    12/18/2013 11:31:27 AM PST · 11 of 16
    fireman15 to NEMDF

    It is interesting how when you cut the increase in payments going to illegal aliens it is a counted as a cut, but when you actually cut the benefits to soldiers injured in the line of duty its swept under the rug.

  • Reid: ObamaCare will help Dems hold the Senate majority in 2014

    12/18/2013 11:25:42 AM PST · 21 of 60
    fireman15 to TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

    Unfortunately I agree with your assessment. The libs have the entire year to spin this through a sympathetic media to people who largely have already been indoctrinated. Every once in a while reality hits them in the face, but then they slide back into their familiar routine.

    I think that there is still a good chance that we will keep the House and get Senate back, but it is going to be a fight.

  • Obama White House Calls GOP a "Cult Worthy of Jonestown"

    12/18/2013 9:45:13 AM PST · 32 of 41
    fireman15 to Texas Fossil

    Using this type of imagery to support the Obama’s power grab is truly frightening. Unfortunately, last month my wife and I went to a Republican Party meeting in our area. We had fun speaking with everyone there including several state level legislators. Unfortunately, the average age of people in attendance was around 70 years old. It reminded me of my parents church which finally disappeared when all of the movers and shakers eventually either died or went to nursing homes.

    Unfortunately we have allowed younger people to be indoctrinated by liberals in our public schools, by celebrities in the entertainment industry, and by liberals entrenched in the media. I am not sure if there will be a tide swing back to common sense in the nick of time or if we are heading off a cliff.

  • 7 ways to shut down a climate change denier [contraians, skeptics]

    12/18/2013 9:27:09 AM PST · 16 of 54
    fireman15 to Cincinatus' Wife

    The real deniers are the warmists... they try to deny data that shows clearly that despite rising CO2 levels that the world has not warmed in nearly twenty years. Of course this contradicts the predictions of all of their computer models.

    Incredibly the data showing the lack of warming comes from government entities who know that their budgets depend on continued warming... so the fudge factor is already being maximized. Which means that we would be several years into a severe cooling trend before that was acknowledged.

  • Illegal Aliens Create Urine and Feces Disaster in Downtown El Paso (Video)

    12/17/2013 11:26:11 AM PST · 28 of 57
    fireman15 to montag813

    Its all a matter of priorities... They have plenty of money to put up red light cameras at every intersection to catch people who don’t stop before the white line or don’t come to a complete stop.

    Oh I forgot, taxpayers driving cars are a good source of millions of dollars of additional revenue. People loitering downtown hoping to score drugs or rob tourists are a revenue loser.

  • Climate change affecting Rio Grande water supply (clueless gov. bureaucrats, media lapdog)

    12/12/2013 4:24:21 PM PST · 6 of 34
    fireman15 to CedarDave

    I guess that they must have missed the memo from the IPCC and basically all of the official climate data sets... the earth has experienced no statistically significant warming in nearly twenty years.

  • Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'

    12/11/2013 5:39:04 AM PST · 34 of 48
    fireman15 to sunmars

    The entire funeral was a huge farce from top to bottom.

  • Backdoor gun control is here: no lead means no bullets

    12/02/2013 9:58:01 PM PST · 72 of 72
    fireman15 to Campion

    Sorry you are right about the “spongy lead”. My last post has so many typos that I am confusing myself.

  • Backdoor gun control is here: no lead means no bullets

    12/02/2013 9:51:32 PM PST · 71 of 72
    fireman15 to Campion

    I suppose the reason such easily verified information is being disputed here is because the discussion has been simplified somewhat for brevity. But when the battery is components are being manufactured the positive plates are filled with a paste made mostly of “red lead” which is lead oxide. The negative plates are filled with a paste made mostly of “spongy lead” which is another name for lead oxide. It is not “finely divided lead metal” Their are of course other additives mixed in to the pastes to help increase the life of the battery. If you don’t believe me I suggest you look it up.

    It is nearly impossible to make bullets from “battery lead” because much of the battery is not made of lead. Lead is an element in the periodic table. It can be mixed with other metals to make alloys. Alloys are not formed by combining metals with acids. There is no metal alloy known as “battery lead” that I have ever heard of.

    The real problem with trying to extract the lead from batteries full of oxides and sulfates is that they are far more toxic than lead itself. Lead poisoning is generally the result of contact with lead oxides.

  • Backdoor gun control is here: no lead means no bullets

    12/02/2013 11:22:13 AM PST · 65 of 72
    fireman15 to babygene
    Nope, not true. No lead oxides... Lead sulfates.

    On a standard car battery at the time of manufacture the negative plates are filled with lead oxide which is known as “red lead” and the negative plates are filled with lead dioxide also known as “spongy” lead. Basically the active materials absorbs sulfate from the acid during discharge and give up the sulfate while the battery is being recharged.

    Although the lead can be recovered from car batteries... it is a more complicated process than simply taking them apart and melting them down. This is too bad because I have dozens of old car batteries and I cast my own bullets. So don't think that I haven't thought of it. If you know of plans for a simple way to recover the lead I would love to give it a try. ; )

  • Woman (76) killed in shootout with attempted robbers (SC)

    12/01/2013 11:01:03 PM PST · 6 of 13
    fireman15 to servo1969

    She did good and actually hit one of the bad guys. Unfortunately, a small handgun does not give as much protection as she probably thought that it would. I was thinking about getting my wife a .380 for concealed carry, but if you are in a gunfight with armed adversaries... it really isn’t enough.

  • Backdoor gun control is here: no lead means no bullets

    12/01/2013 10:45:40 PM PST · 18 of 72
    fireman15 to babygene

    Unfortunately car batteries contain mostly lead oxides, diluted sulfuric acid and plastic. You can’t just melt them into bullets. I cast my own bullets where I live it is starting to get more difficult to get scrap lead... mostly because lead tire weights have now been banned for a couple of years.

  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/28/2013 10:53:06 AM PST · 57 of 57
    fireman15 to Spktyr

    I agree. I am glad there are people still working on the project. I don’t think that the concept needs to be justified in terms of its usefulness in any endeavor. Its value is the deterrent that it may have in discouraging tyranny. The fact that liberal politicians are already trying to legislate it out of existence proves that they are taking notice and.

  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/27/2013 12:55:59 PM PST · 55 of 57
    fireman15 to Spktyr
    But as designed, it will NOT blow up on its initial use.

    Basically any imperfection in the path of the projectile before it exits the barrel could easily cause over pressurization that would result in a catastrophic failure. This is why most if not all firearms company perform a test fire before shipment. I believe many states require this.

    It seems that you have more knowledge and faith in the predictability of the strength of the output from a 3D Printer than I do. The output of different types of printers and the choices in filament obviously could result in large variations in quality. Even the settings chosen for the same printer could cause differences in the strength of the finished product. I don't doubt that many of the prototypes did not blow up on their initial use. But I know of guns whose primary components were made completely of steel which have had catastrophic failures.

    I understand the reasoning that you have presented. One advantage that it would seem to be fairly easy to completely destroy a printed firearm. In most situations I disagree that tracing back a recovered more traditional homemade firearm would be more difficult than finding the person who printed a gun. Currently the availability of parts that could be made into a “zip gun” is almost limitless. The availability of materials and 3D printers capable of producing a gun is far less common. I believe this is true both in the United States and abroad.

    I do thank you for the informative discussion. Personally, I won't be switching from the handguns that I am licensed to carry anytime soon.

  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/27/2013 9:47:56 AM PST · 53 of 57
    fireman15 to Spktyr
    The one that blew up in testing was using a 5.7x28mm PDW round instead of the .380ACP

    I am confused as to how this is even possible. The projectile used in a .380ACP cartridge is 9mm in diameter; the projectile used in a 5.7x28mm is 5.7mm in diameter. The overall length of a .380ACP cartridge is 25mm; the overall length of 5.7x28mm cartridge is 40.5mm. These cartridges are not physically compatible in any way that I can conceive. I think that your source gave you inaccurate information.

    So if you have to abandon it after using it, there’s a pretty good chance they will be coming to look for you. This is what has these people scared: With a 3D printer there is *NO* record they can try to track back.

    I would suggest that if you have motive and the authorities were to find a gun printed on a 3D Printer at the scene of a crime and then found that you possessed a 3D Printer that prosecutors would have a fairly easy time convincing a jury of your peers that you were the perpetrator. This would be especially true if the authorities found plans for making a gun in your computer and remnants of the same type of filament the gun was produced from were found in or on you or your friend's printer.

    My knowledge of the “Liberator design” is confined to just a few articles. I do however reload 9mm Luger, 9mm Makarov, and .380ACP brass. Although the .380ACP takes less powder than the others, there is certainly enough powder contained in the case to cause serious injury, blindness or even death if there was a failure.

    I have been on many forums where we spent hours debating the relative safety of manufactured firearms that were designed and tested to be reliable weapons for both the military and the public. Although I appreciate that you are speaking in SHTF theoretical terms as to why you think that guns made completely out of plastic on an inexpensive home printer are an important development... I am sure that you would agree that in practical terms that at this time it would be both foolish and dangerous to actually try and use or depend on this type of weapon.

    I believe that the link that I provided showed a lower receiver for an AR-15 type of rifle which was printed. I do not know enough to say whether or not this is a good and safe application. I believe the same group that produced the Liberator design has also gone this direction. At least in this design the firing chamber, barrel and other parts that come into contact with projectiles and high pressure gasses appear to be made from appropriate materials.

    It seems likely that the “Liberator” was designed as a proof of concept device and not intended at this stage to be actually used or depended on. Whereas for literally hundreds of years designs have been available for easily manufactured homemade guns made from commonly available materials which were actually designed for practical purposes.

    I don't mean to make uninformed assumptions about your background here. If you are helping to develop this type of thing... I applaud your efforts. If however you are new to firearms and are planning on printing one of these things with the intention of actually using it... I would strongly suggest that you first go the more traditional route of getting instruction with a manufactured firearm and master that first. Then immerse yourself in the finer details such as the study of ballistics so that you can make an informed decision as to whether a homemade or printed firearm actually has any safe and practical purpose for your needs.

  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/25/2013 8:43:45 PM PST · 49 of 57
    fireman15 to Spktyr
    Possibly “functioning firearm” means something different to you than to me. I do not consider a proof of concept plastic device that may or may not blow fingers off my hand and blind me when the trigger is pulled to be a “functioning firearm”.

    As compared to the output from a $600 3D printer... one could currently make what I would actually consider an actual “functioning firearm” quicker, cheaper, and more durable using parts that anyone can find at your nearest home improvement or hardware store.

    It is of course currently possible to produce high quality firearms parts at home using relatively inexpensive or homemade CAM Milling Machines. I doubt whether anyone on the Philadelphia city council has even a rudimentary knowledge or understanding of gunsmithing.

    I reload my own brass so I have a good understanding and respect for the pressures created by even small caliber pistol cartridges. It is a pastime that requires precision and attention to detail to avoid catastrophe. A couple of grains (1 grain = 0.06479891 grams) too much powder and a perfectly good high quality pistol can blow up when fired. I do not believe that the output from a $600 3D printer is going to be reliable or predictable enough anytime soon to safely be used as a firearm.

  • Abject Surrender by the United States

    11/24/2013 10:20:40 AM PST · 31 of 52
    fireman15 to yoe
    Who is going to take the blame when Iran vaporizes one of our aircraft carriers or a few hundred thousand Israelis?
  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/24/2013 8:34:51 AM PST · 44 of 57
    fireman15 to Spktyr
    As I am sure that you are aware... a number of firearms manufacturers have started using machines that use additive processes to make parts. These are not the same as devices currently marketed as “3d printers” to the public.

    The types of machines used by industry are still prohibitively expensive to the home tinkerer. To me this seems similar to grouping all internal combustion engine powered transportation devices together. A moped obviously has far different capabilities than a semi-truck... not that politicians necessarily could make the distinction.

    My wife makes reproduction military uniforms. Some of the buttons are very difficult to find. Currently we make some reproduction buttons out of polymer clay using molds produced from original buttons. I have looked into purchasing a “3D printer” as an alternative method for making reproduction buttons. But even for reproduction buttons... the output from a consumer “3D printer” is really not acceptable.

    The filament used in consumer 3D printers varies but typically the output is similar to items made from recycled milk jugs or recycled 2 liter soda bottles for the most part. While many useful items can be produced from recycled milk jugs, there are not a lot of parts for firearms that this material would be appropriate for.

  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/23/2013 11:46:40 PM PST · 12 of 57
    fireman15 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Anyone with $10 and access to a hardware store can make a much more durable, safer and powerful gun and in far less time than someone with an expensive 3D printer.

  • Lt. Zullo Interview: Universe Shattering Evidence In Obama ID Fraud Investigation (by Arpaio's MCSO)

    11/22/2013 8:47:05 PM PST · 52 of 354
    fireman15 to diverteach

    There are a gaggle of posters who immediately go into frenetic attack mode any time this issue comes up. It does seem a little suspicious especially since there is no doubt that what has been presented is a forgery. Now that Obama is becoming a liability to the demonrats... this issue has a better chance of gaining momentum.

  • Sarah Palin: Honoring JFK by Protecting Our Republic

    11/22/2013 8:27:25 PM PST · 25 of 79
    fireman15 to bigheadfred

    And what have you done to make a difference Fred? Are you an up and comer or do you just like to post offensive posts about people who have made a difference?

  • Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin Won't Come On My Show, "She Just Wants To Give A Speech" [Video]

    11/22/2013 8:15:16 AM PST · 73 of 78
    fireman15 to TexasGator

    I hadn’t seen the clips before... O’Reilly sometimes has his moments and he is smart enough to know which way the wind is blowing. He is willing to pile on when the piling is good.

  • Bill O'Reilly: Sarah Palin Won't Come On My Show, "She Just Wants To Give A Speech" [Video]

    11/21/2013 10:11:52 AM PST · 19 of 78
    fireman15 to Third Person
    O’Reilly spends much of his time pretending he is “fair and balanced”. But to me he just comes off as a liberal pretending to be a moderate who is sympathetic to conservative ideals. It doesn't fly with me. He is a simpleton with a bunch of ghost writers working for him. He is a nobody who is a tool for the left. Why should Governor Palin waste her time with him?
  • Woman Signs Up For Obamacare And Has Identity Stolen

    11/21/2013 8:50:08 AM PST · 74 of 76
    fireman15 to Paul R.
    Your post is dead on. No one who has shared their information with this bungled up mess should ever have any expectation that it will ever be secure ever again. Any entity that has been following this debacle with malicious intent from North Korea to the Russian Mafia most likely already has the ability to create serious havoc on those who have “signed up”.

    This website was “designed” with the intent to create the largest database of personal information ever assembled. In today's society information is power. We are already seeing from the O’Keefe videos that the lefties know this and are already trying to exploit it in illegal ways.

    It is so much like most thefts. We had a large number of 3-phase electric motors valued at approximately $40,000; copper thieves stole them smashed them to pieces and sold the scrap for a couple hundred dollars. The proportion of damage that the Obamacare website potentially could do to citizens and the country is way out of proportion to the value this database has to Obama and the Dems. But like copper thieves they don't care one bit.

    Those in possession of the database that is planned to be created could absolutely use it to destroy our entire economic infrastructure. It might just be common criminals, but as you say an adversarial country could absolutely use it to disrupt our entire economic infrastructure. And believe me they thought of it long before the infamous “roll-out”.

  • First Lady: Wearing Shorts on Air Force One Created a ‘Stink’

    11/19/2013 6:03:27 PM PST · 45 of 161
    fireman15 to kristinn

    Just another shameless attempt by Michelle to pull in corporate dollars from illegal sponsrship of her fat gut!

  • CNN Blames Christians for Obamacare Problems

    11/19/2013 5:47:08 PM PST · 32 of 42
    fireman15 to Carbonsteel
    From the article, “John Blake says that, while famous pastors “preach in states where crosses and church steeples dot the skyline,” they do nothing about “the poor who can’t get the health insurance they would receive if they lived elsewhere.”

    As usual the arguments from the left make no sense. Insurance is and always has been an instrument to protect monetary assets. “The poor” have no need to protect their assets; they have no intention of ever paying their medical bills. Hospitals and doctors make little effort to collect the debts. What “the poor” care about is getting medical treatment. I have been working for a fire department for 25 years... no one is denied basic medical care based on their ability to pay.

    We have one man in our community a long time alcoholic that ran up over $2,000,000 dollars in unpaid medical bills from ambulance companies, doctors and hospitals. He has never been denied medical care. It doesn't happen. Obamacare has nothing to do with guaranteeing health care to “the poor”. They are already guaranteed medical care.

  • Some cyber security experts recommend shutting Obamacare site

    11/19/2013 4:48:42 PM PST · 5 of 11
    fireman15 to Libloather
    Obama knowingly lied to the American people to get this monstrosity passed. Then on his orders it was released before it was secure or even worked. This is criminal negligence that would result in any Exec in private industry drug from his office in handcuffs.
  • Here's What Obama's Economic Growth Looks Like, in Three Charts

    11/14/2013 8:33:24 AM PST · 4 of 6
    fireman15 to Mr. K

    Percentage of people choosing to receive government benefits instead of working 2008-2013

  • New 'Human' Fossil Borders on Fraud (article)

    11/14/2013 8:28:16 AM PST · 8 of 24
    fireman15 to fishtank

    Looks like the real deal to me!

  • White Supremacist Discovers He’s Part Black on Talk Show

    11/12/2013 5:43:32 PM PST · 66 of 76
    fireman15 to the OlLine Rebel

    My great grandfather was injured in a farming accident and paralyzed from the waist down. My Great Uncle Gilbert and my Grandmother were conceived after this accident.

    My Great Uncle Gilbert apperantly embraced his Native American heritage and spent most of his life living with Native Americans. In his wedding picture he is seen wearing a head dress sitting on a white horse while his bride is standing beside him in clothing that appears to be made from buffalo hide. Gilbert died when I was young and I never really got to know him... I never had any idea why I had a Great Uncle who looked like and lived with Native Americans.

    My Grandmother and Great Uncle Gilbert both had black hair... he had brown eyes... hers were hazel. The older children had blue eyes and blonde hair like my great grandmother, her husband and most other Norwegians. The two younger children were born at home and my great grandparents didn’t record Gilbert’s birth for 9 months after he was born.

    None of this was discussed around my brother or sisters or myself while we were growing up. It was only brought to our attention recently. Shortly before my Great Aunt Lillian died she began talking about the situation. At first we thought it was just dementia, but we started looking over the old photos and the pieces seem to fit together.

    I think long ago children were important to the survival of a farming family especially with the man of the house suffering from a severe disability. The younger two children may not have been “accidents”.

  • White Supremacist Discovers He’s Part Black on Talk Show

    11/12/2013 11:39:48 AM PST · 28 of 76
    fireman15 to nickcarraway

    I had a similar discovery a year ago... I thought I was half German and half Norwegian. It turns out that I am half German, 3/8 Norwegian, and 1/8 Sioux Indian. There were a lot fewer entertainment options available during those long North Dakota winter nights back in the day.

  • Gallup: Most Americans for Raising Minimum Wage

    11/12/2013 8:52:29 AM PST · 45 of 68
    fireman15 to tflabo

    75% of Americans have no concept of the basic economic prinicples you are referring to. Their opinions are molded by largely by the entertainment industry. The people in the entertainment industry are generally more insulated from reality than those whose opinions they are molding. It makes for a bizarre and irrational negative feedback.

  • Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso ( OK )

    11/11/2013 5:43:49 PM PST · 56 of 68
    fireman15 to Moonman62
    Some are much more dangerous than others. And the MU2 is a turboprop, not a piston. The MU2 has a bad reputation and the plane was recently purchased, so the Dr probably didn't have much time in it.

    First, I doubt as licensed pilots with decades of experience and thousands of hours of flight time in general aviation airplanes that we have any actual disagreements. But what does a “bad reputation” in general aviation really mean to those of us who are licensed pilots? It means something completely different to those of us who are pilots than those who don't fly. To us it means that we need to pay closer attention to the factors that have caused others to have difficulties. It does not necessarily mean anything negative about the aircraft itself.

    My wife frequently wants to replace our Piper Cherokee with a light twin. Most people think that twins are safer than single engine airplanes, but in fact most light twins have a higher fatality rate than than singles. As you say the MU2 is not considered a light twin but some of the same factors that result in light twins having a higher rate of fatal accidents than singles most likely contributed to this accident.

    The MU-2 is a complex high performance twin aircraft that has been in production for nearly fifty years. They have logged millions of safe flying hours. The MU-2 passed all of the tests to become a certificated airplane in the United States. It has been the subject of studies and reviews by the FAA over the years and has been found to be in compliance with its original certification.

    Every model of aircraft even the ones determined by decades of use and millions of hours of flight times to be the very safest have characteristics which are known to have been factors in fatal accidents. My understanding is that the most likely reason that this aircraft has been involved in more accidents is that it is an affordable complex high performance twin that any pilot with a multi-engine aircraft rating is legally allowed to fly without any additional training.

    Why are Bonanzas also known as "V-Tailed Doctor Killers"? It is thought that so many doctors have had mishaps in Bonanzas because many doctors tend to be very confident in their abilities regardless of their level of training and expertise. I am certain that many times more doctors have met their maker in Bonanzas and Comanche 260s than in MU-2s. But Bonanzas and Comanche 260s are sound aircraft who just happened to be affordable by many people who probably shouldn't have been quite as confident in their own abilities as they should have been.

    The vast majority of pilots live through challenging situations which came close to ending their lives. I don't know any pilot who can't give me at least one example that they have learned from. General aviation can be a very unforgiving pursuit. If the safety Nazis had their way no private citizen would be allowed to fly any small airplane; no one would be able to ride a motorcycle; no one would be allowed to ride a horse... Ultimately we would all be required to walk or ride on public transportation. There is risk in any form of transportation.