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  • A Texas Couple Says A Hillary Clinton Yard Sign Got Their Dog Killed

    08/26/2016 6:11:29 PM PDT · 41 of 49
    fireman15 to sockhead
    But the person said, “I smelled the inside of my gas tank and there was bleach.” I didn’t know you could get into your gas tank.

    Funny. That might also explain partially why they are supporting Hillary. Sniffing gasoline is known to cause brain damage. But seriously, the perpetrators would have to use some type of funnel to hold the little spring door open at the top of the filler tube, so the bleach would make its way to the bottom of the tank almost immediately because laundry bleach is almost completely water which is heavier than gasoline.

    I worked in hazmat for many years. Gasoline is so much more volatile than the little bit of chlorine that might escape from whatever tiny amount of residue might have been spilled, that it is completely implausible that anyone could detect bleach by sniffing a gas tank. The fact that they added this detail indicates that the entire story is made up.

  • New York Times Is Looking for a Global Warming Editor

    08/26/2016 5:57:31 PM PDT · 27 of 29
    fireman15 to PJ-Comix

    Thank Goodness. A lot of this global warming crap has been making it past their current editors and into the pages of the New York Slimes. It probably would be a full time job editing all of it out, so that the Slimes might eventually regain some credibility.

  • A Texas Couple Says A Hillary Clinton Yard Sign Got Their Dog Killed

    08/26/2016 5:37:21 PM PDT · 36 of 49
    fireman15 to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I don’t know what happened to their dog, but the story about the car is BS. Bleach in a gas tank would likely cause a little damage to a car’s fuel system, but it is heavier than gasoline and so it would sink to the bottom of the tank displacing the fuel. The car would stop running almost as soon as it was started up. Adding bleach to the crankcase would cause damage to the bearings fairly quickly, but adding water or antifreeze to the crankcase would do the same type of damage and a mechanic would assume that a gasket had blown so most likely no one would figure out what had happened.

  • Who is the most Famous or influential person you've ever met?

    08/26/2016 7:33:24 AM PDT · 12 of 335
    fireman15 to gigster

    R. Lee Ermy held and kissed my wiener-dog at a military vehicles show. He had recently lost his dachshund so he was much more affectionate with him than you would expect from his image as a tough marine.

  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    08/25/2016 9:13:08 PM PDT · 50 of 50
    fireman15 to Elderberry
    Plug Power sells fuel cell systems for forklifts and backup power systems currently.

    They sell their systems to big business not to consumers. Try to find a price for anything on their site or even a retailer who they recommend to purchase from.

  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    08/25/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · 43 of 50
    fireman15 to RayChuang88

    We want to make sure several million cars spewing out pure water vapor in an urban area doesn’t create unintended local climate effects.

    OK, I thought you were joking. Water vapor is the “greenhouse” gas that accounts for literally 98% of the “greenhouse” affect on earth. But even many millions of cars wouldn’t emit literally even a drop in the bucket as compared to evaporation from the oceans and bodies of water which make up over 71 percent of the earth’s surface, not to mention that a great deal of water evaporates from land areas also. It is unlikely that the amount of water vapor from fuel cells even in highly populated areas would ever be able to increase humidity enough even in highly populated areas to have a measurable effect.

    You have however touched on something that is a tenant of the global warming nonsense however. The theory depends on CO2 increasing the humidity of the planet... there is no conclusive evidence that the humidity of the planet has been increasing in the last several decades however.

  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    08/25/2016 9:46:51 AM PDT · 34 of 50
    fireman15 to armydoc; RayChuang88

    I assume also that RayChuang88 is being facetious. It is hard not to be when discussing anything relating to the massive global warming fraud currently being perpetuated.

    The problem that I have with fuel cells is that even after who knows how many billions of dollars that have been spent over the last twenty or so years, there is still nothing on the market that is marketable to your average consumer. Fuel cells are in theory very scalable. So I am not just talking cars; I mean for replacement of batteries in other applications as well. When could reasonably conclude that with the massive amount of research taxpayers by now should be receiving some sort of benefit... but just like so many other pie in the sky concepts we are always “two or three” years away from some type of break through. So at this point I have become highly skeptical of any technology that is hyped only in journals that are highly subsidized by a highly subsidized research organizations.

    If you look for fuel cells on Amazon you won’t find anything other than a few science fair kits and a cell phone battery charger. By the time you buy all the pieces you need to actually use the “charger” it will cost you hundreds of dollars to get something that is far less functional than a lithium ion based cell phone charger that costs less than $20. And this is approximately the same situation currently with other fuel cell powered products currently available to consumers. It is almost all hype.

  • Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

    08/25/2016 8:03:39 AM PDT · 8 of 50
    fireman15 to bananaman22

    The “electric car boom” will end right about the time governments stop giving them multiple billions of dollars. Currently they can’t compete in the free market.

  • GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

    08/24/2016 7:51:26 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    fireman15 to Coffee... Black... No Sugar

    Trumps views on global warming go back a long way. Once someone finds out about the details of the absolute corruption of “science” that billions of dollars of government money has produced... it is pretty hard to forget about it.

  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/22/2016 10:20:23 PM PDT · 76 of 76
    fireman15 to fireman15

    The article says that hydrogen currently costs about $5 per kilogram when the current actual cost is approximately $13.50 per kilogram. The article headlined that the price will get down to “$.50 a gallon” when using renewable resources. I have done some research on this in the last couple of days and this claim is completely ridiculous at this time.

    Just our government alone has spent billions of dollars on research perfecting fuel cell technology. And we have about as much to show for it as with most other “alternative energy sources” which is basically very little.

  • The North Atlantic: Ground Zero of Global Cooling

    08/22/2016 2:03:28 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    fireman15 to onona

    We are like mold on a baseball. We do not have any real control over the baseball or the climactic temperatures. An ice age is overdue. Solar activity has clearly been signaling that a cold spell is coming.

  • BLM Organizer Says Election Is ‘Tyrannical Pageant of White Fear’

    08/22/2016 8:53:22 AM PDT · 19 of 34
    fireman15 to Jim 0216
    It would be money well spent if we sent everyone associated with the group free tickets to a South Pacific Island Paradise for a nice warm vacation.

  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/22/2016 12:21:32 AM PDT · 74 of 76
    fireman15 to Aquila Vita

    Hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicles and also stationary power units have been around for quite awhile now. Mostly for industrial applications where they have certain advantages. It is just that the up front costs have been greater and they generally have not been any more economical to use than internal combustion powered vehicles and they require a fuel that is not available in multiple locations. It is going to be a matter of economics as to when they eventually replace fossil fuel powered vehicles. If the technology and infrastructure improves enough that they are competitive soon then we will probably see this process accelerate.

  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 11:37:19 PM PDT · 72 of 76
    fireman15 to Aquila Vita

    They have had hydrogen powered internal combustion powered vehicles for many years now using compressed hydrogen. I truly hope that the fuel cell technology is coming along as well as reported. I remain skeptical however because of so many disappointments in the past.

  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 11:32:51 PM PDT · 71 of 76
    fireman15 to Ozark Tom

    I have read all of your posts with great interest and enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing your knowledge on this subject. I apologize for being such a curmudgeon.

  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 11:28:38 PM PDT · 70 of 76
    fireman15 to Ozark Tom
    There are very recently developed cheap catalysts of common materials, which also cut the energy required for electrical hydrogen separation from water; and, which simplify the electro-chemical cell construction by allowing a single common electrolyte to be employed.

    I hope that it is so. It will be a revolutionary development if truly economical and energy efficient methods of producing hydrogen through electrolysis powered by “renewable” energy become available. You will have to forgive me however if I remain skeptical.

    This exact scenario has been hyped for years and we do not actually seem any closer than when I first read articles about the new hydrogen economy many years ago. There always seem to be recently developed inexpensive catalysts and new methods just around the corner. Countless billions have been spent over the years "perfecting" these technologies. It is this easily obtained government money combined with loose controls and oversight that fuels the hype. It is more believable than things like “cold fusion” but the actual numbers seem to always be exaggerated.

  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 1:22:52 PM PDT · 52 of 76
    fireman15 to TheNext
    Gasoline is a liquid at room temperature, hence convenient. Natural Gas is liquid, I believe, if pressurized, is RTemp. Propane can remain a liquid at normal atmospheric temperatures, but natural gas has to be cooled to −260 °F to be liquefied and stored in a cryogenic container which will constantly be venting as it absorbs heat energy. Hydrogen has to be cooled to −423.17 °F to be liquefied.
  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 1:16:35 PM PDT · 50 of 76
    fireman15 to Jack Hydrazine

    “The Highlander gas-electric hybrid gets about 27 under optimal conditions. The hydrogen-based Highlander? Sixty miles per gallon.”

    Later in the article it is mentioned that the hydrogen costs $5 a kilogram, which theoretically contains approximately the same amount of btu’s as a gallon of gasoline. The thing that is not mentioned is how many kilos the author is talking about when he says that the hydrogen Highlander is getting 60 mpg using hydrogen. A gallon of gas weighs 2.72 kilos. My guess is that the author is talking about 2.72 kilos of hydrogen when he says he is talking mpg using hydrogen.

    One would assume that the article that started the thread is trying to say that using alternative energy sources they will be able to get the cost of hydrogen down to $.50 a kilogram or one tenth as much as it costs today. But who knows?

    Currently 95% of hydrogen produced comes from fossil fuels because it is multiple times cheaper than producing it through electrolysis. So my guess is that the original article is based on a bunch of theoretical assumptions that are typical of any type of reporting on alternative energy.

  • Legalized pot is making America’s lower class poorer and less responsible

    08/21/2016 11:26:59 AM PDT · 60 of 237
    fireman15 to volunbeer
    I live in WA and so far crime has not dropped after legalization. There is also good evidence that more people are using the drug. The state is simply happy to collect tax money from it, but they don’t enforce their own laws so people are growing it and selling it in violation of the state law. It has for all intents and purposes, despite what they said to pass it, been treated as full legalization.

    We live in Washington also. You are absolutely right. As soon as it was “legalized” the police immediately started looking the other way. All sorts of people are growing and selling it and not paying any taxes on it, and not getting in trouble for doing it either. Even out in the open. Nothing that they promised to get it legalized was true. And usage is not just up, at least where we live... it has sky rocketed. You can't go anywhere without smelling it in the air.

    A friend of mine hired his nephew to help him with his pest control business. As soon as marijuana was made “legal” the nephew decided he could do a lot better growing and selling marijuana. Growing it and selling it is simple; but it is hard to figure out how to do it legally, so of course he makes no effort to do it legally. There used to be some risks involved, but now the kid doesn't even bother to make an effort to conceal what he does. And he has been making money hand over fist. What do you think the chances of him ever trying to get a real job are after this?

  • Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange (train accident suicide-truncated)

    08/21/2016 9:04:44 AM PDT · 44 of 44
    fireman15 to Boogieman

    The suicide rate among lawyers is six times the rate in the general population. Most high pressure professions show similar trends.

    I hope you realize that I am just having fun with you here, but according to the CDC, most “high pressure professions” are way down the list”. Corporate execs and managers are number ten and the legal profession is number ten. Looking at the list it just seems to me that your premise is skewed a long ways from the reality.

    I am assuming that you have known people who have killed themselves. Responding to medical emergencies for 25 years on a fire department... I have been to a lot of suicides. I know that lawyers do sometimes kill themselves, but I never went to one, which is actually quite surprising to me.

    I am surprised, because we have a glut of lawyers in our society and even though they do a pretty good job of convincing our litigious society to be even more litigious, supply and demand dictates that there is not enough work for all of them to do. Many of them are underemployed and have side jobs. So we have a situation where a bunch of people have spent a fortune on schooling and then end up switching professions to make ends meat. So to me it is surprising that more of them do not take their own life.

    Most people who commit suicide are not the successful go getters like Julian Assange’s lawyer who was highly respected and regarded... its far more often the failures or the underachievers. It is far more often people who are at a crossroads and do not know which direction to go, or have a lot of time on their hands to feel sorry for themselves. That is a pattern that I have seen first hand. So no, I am still skeptical that a highly successful lawyer with a highly successful practice, a wonderful family and a lot of stuff going on jumped in front of a train.

  • Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016

    08/21/2016 8:19:42 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    fireman15 to Arcy

    We finally were able to make time to go see the film last night. We waned to support Dinesh’s work. It was still showing in only one theater in our area which was about 20 miles away. We enjoyed it very much.

    The film did do an interesting job of teaching about the history of the Democrat Party and also covering the evil that is the Clinton machine.

    I would like it if his next film could go into more depth as to how it is that the left has managed to so dominate Hollywood, entertainment, the media, the press and our educational system.

  • Analysis New poll analysis finds a wasted summer for Donald Trump and a boost for Hillary Clinton

    08/20/2016 3:36:18 PM PDT · 31 of 46
    fireman15 to Mariner

    Hillary’s refusal to do anything other than highly scripted events makes her look like the lying loser that she is. The next two months are absolutely critical and she looks like she is running out of gas before the finish line. Trump has reacted to the criticism by pivoting to more thoughtful, reassuring and caring mannerisms. It is not really natural for him, but he should keep up the prompter speeches. People have been conditioned to respond well to them by the media.

  • Hillary's Done... And She Knows It

    08/20/2016 7:55:13 AM PDT · 138 of 181
    fireman15 to Kaslin

    Right now Hillary, Bill, Chelsie, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Reid and all the rest are down in the basement stuffing money into duffle bags so they can live comfortably on the lamb when the new Sheriff comes to town.

    Hillary is acting like a complete loser. She has like two campaign events scheduled in the next month. Is she even planning on being in the country on election day? And Obama can’t even take a break from his golfing vacation at Martha’s Vineyard to attend to a national emergency. These two aren’t even pretending to be serious about anything these days. Either they know that they are toast or they are so confident that their plans to cheat will work without them having to do anything that they don’t care anymore about maintaining the illusion.

  • Obama: ‘We’ve Designated New Monuments to…Folks Who Stood Up For Equality at Stonewall in New York’

    08/20/2016 7:27:50 AM PDT · 9 of 45
    fireman15 to rktman

    Look what I did, I have mismanaged millions of acres of public lands. It has been all about restricting the use of public lands for the public good. These are lands that would have been making the government money, instead they are being mismanaged and creating a huge fire load. Obama is insane.

  • Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange (train accident suicide-truncated)

    08/19/2016 10:40:37 PM PDT · 42 of 44
    fireman15 to Boogieman
    The suicide rate among lawyers is six times the rate in the general population. Most high pressure professions show similar trends.

    Actually according to the CDC Lawyers don't even make the top ten as far as professions with the highest suicide rates. Lawyers are less than a quarter as likely to commit suicide than farm workers, fishermen, and lumberjacks.

    The CDC’s occupational suicide list:

    1. Farmworkers, fishermen, lumberjacks, others in forestry or agriculture (85 suicides per 100,000)

    2. Carpenters, miners, electricians, construction trades (53)

    3. Mechanics and those who do installation, maintenance, repair (48)

    4. Factory and production workers (35)

    5. Architects, engineers (32)

    6. Police, firefighters, corrections workers, others in protective services (31)

    7. Artists, designers, entertainers, athletes, media (24)

    8. Computer programmers, mathematicians, statisticians (23)

    9. Transportation workers (22)

    10. Corporate executives and managers, advertising and public relations (20)

    11. Lawyers and workers in legal system (19)

    12. Doctors, dentists and other health care professionals (19)

    13. Scientists and lab technicians (17)

    14. Accountants, others in business, financial operations (16)

    15. Nursing, medical assistants, health care support (15)

    16. Clergy, social workers, other social service workers (14)

    17. Real estate agents, telemarketers, sales (13)

    18. Building and ground, cleaning, maintenance (13)

    19. Cooks, food service workers (13)

    20. Child care workers, barbers, animal trainers, personal care and service (8)

  • Trump Plays the Role of President in Louisiana

    08/19/2016 11:00:15 AM PDT · 4 of 49
    fireman15 to COUNTrecount

    Trump is firing on all eight cylinders and I think I just heard the supercharger kick in along with a burst of nitrous oxide. This bunny won’t stop until he is in the Whitehouse.

  • Gingrich dismisses Clinton health worries: 'That's kind of junk medicine'

    08/19/2016 10:56:05 AM PDT · 23 of 75
    fireman15 to Coronal

    Newt is probably afraid that Hillary will drop out before the election and Trump will have to face a more qualified challenger.

    From the article, “Allegations that Clinton suffers from serious health problems have bounced around conservative media outlets for several years, despite any solid evidence to support them.”

    What do you call having a seizure on camera? Wearing glasses that look like they could catch her eyes on fire if she looked at the sun? A doctor standing next to her with an auto-injector, having to have some on each arm to go up a front porch, and having to be propped up with pillows to stay upright? No, no nothing to see here.

  • Britain’s top human rights lawyer who represented Julian Assange (train accident suicide-truncated)

    08/19/2016 10:38:53 AM PDT · 11 of 44
    fireman15 to MarchonDC09122009

    Lots of high paid lawyers who have everything going their way, show no signs of depression, live in 3 million dollar mansions with their wife and kids jump in front of trains. It happens all the time. Nothing to see here. /s

  • After years of pain, coal becomes one of the hottest commodities of 2016

    08/18/2016 9:20:42 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    fireman15 to GraceG
    What sucks is that about the time coal becomes a hot commodity china will have moved on to thorium reactors instead do to the us doe incompetence in handling osk ridge molyen salt reactor potential in the early 70s due to cronyism...

    The problem with nuclear power in this country currently isn't the process used, or the availability of fuel. We have plenty of uranium to meet our nuclear energy needs into the foreseeable future. The problem currently is the perceived safety, which is what the environmental movement used to shut down the nuclear power industry and is using currently to shut down coal fired power plants using the “global warming” hoax. Thorium reactors create a similar amount of radioactive waste as uranium based solutions. The advantage is that Thorium is not a rare commodity, but that does not sit well with Democrat cronies who want to maintain high energy prices.

    We have the technology and the resources to be “energy independent”. But the army of sheeple who are mustered by their leftist crony capitalist masters manage to shut down every option presented. Their masters have concluded that energy produced needs to be carefully throttled so that supply and demand will remain within a certain range to maintain its value. Wind and solar are no threat because neither is actually a viable source of reliable power and they are also a convenient means to funnel tax payer dollars into the hands of the those who contribute to the Democrats.

  • BREAKING: Famous TV Doctor Issues STUNNING Warning on Hillary’s Health… Death Near? [Dr Drew]

    08/18/2016 8:47:06 AM PDT · 101 of 139
    fireman15 to Jane Long

    The audio was still up in this one, and it still plays on my computer.

    But when I went back and tried to record it, the recorder said that the link I provided was down... you might want to check because it still plays on my laptop, but the only way I could record it was by using a tool that records the audio and a selected area on the display. So it might be that it is just cached on my hard drive.

  • After years of pain, coal becomes one of the hottest commodities of 2016

    08/17/2016 11:46:23 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    fireman15 to 2ndDivisionVet

    It was only a matter of time... The Chinese have built hundreds of new coal fired power plants in the past few years. They have had a new coal fired plant come on line every seven to ten days for years now. Japan and other Asian countries are also building a lot of new plants.

    We have over 540 billion short tons of coal in known reserves in the United States, the actual amount is most likely higher. We currently use slightly more than 900 million short tons of coal per year to generate over 40% of our electricity consumption in the US. This is highly politicized so accurate figures are getting more and more questionable. This translates to well over 500 years worth of supply at current rates of consumption.

    Coal is the most abundant reserve of energy that we have in this country. Attacks on coal are really thinly veiled attacks on the US energy sector and our ability to be energy self sufficient.

  • Boy, 9, Snuggles Up to Brother and Dies After Being Shot

    08/17/2016 9:08:05 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    fireman15 to JOHN ADAMS

    There is something seriously wrong with these black lives people. They riot and burn down businesses and beat the crap out of people for being white after a violent black felon points a gun at a black cop and basically commits suicide by cop. But when little kids are killed inside their own homes while doing nothing by black criminals they won’t even help the police figure out who did it. Total insanity.

  • Two children, one man killed as glass-laced kite strings slit throats in Delhi

    08/17/2016 11:35:58 AM PDT · 35 of 45
    fireman15 to HiTech RedNeck
    Different story from the lede story here maybe. This sounds like careless kite flyers who left pieces of this sharp string behind entangled in tree branches or wires over a roadway, and did not mention anybody actually being accused.

    I didn't read far enough in the story. I got to the part in the Hindu times story I saw, “A case of negligence has been registered in both incidents and investigation has begun, police said.” I assumed that this meant that this was at least partially intentional. To me it seems somewhat unlikely that string embedded with glass would stay suspended at neck height across roadways in several different locations causing injuries. That seems like more of a freak accident type of situation and not something that all of a sudden causes multiple similar incidents. String embedded with glass has been around for hundreds of years. I remember reading about this sport when I was a kid and even how to make the string. All of a sudden we have many injuries and three fatalities in one day. Maybe a Chinese entrepreneur came out with a stronger sharper variety. But it still seems suspicious to me and possibly connected to social media.

  • Julian Assange Sees 'Incredible Double Standard' In Clinton Email Case

    08/17/2016 9:55:30 AM PDT · 14 of 36
    fireman15 to Theoria

    Poor Julian is like my dog. She intentionally runs in front of cars when she gets out of the house. She wouldn’t last any time at all if I let her out of the yard. Julian has crossed the Clintons; if he were allowed to leave the Ecuadorian facility he would no doubt be so despondent that he would immediately shoot himself in the back of the head twice.

  • Two children, one man killed as glass-laced kite strings slit throats in Delhi

    08/17/2016 9:46:57 AM PDT · 16 of 45
    fireman15 to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    That is a tragic story! It sounds like it is glass embedded strings meant for fighting kites that have been intentionally strung across roadways at neck level that caused the injuries. The article said that charges have been filed against the perpetrators.

  • Two children, one man killed as glass-laced kite strings slit throats in Delhi

    08/17/2016 9:31:30 AM PDT · 8 of 45
    fireman15 to DUMBGRUNT

    In other breaking news... a dozen people died in India after slipping on cow dung and hitting their heads during Krishna Bovine Brahmamashtami a day when thousands of revered Indian cows take to the streets to celebrate the harvest of alfalfa.

  • NASA: Last month was Earth’s hottest in recorded history

    08/17/2016 9:19:42 AM PDT · 31 of 69
    fireman15 to mbarker12474

    NASA reports directly to Obama. They have been given their marching orders. Trash their reputation to advance the leftist agenda. Oh yes and we shouldn’t forget that Obama told them that their highest priority should be “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering.”

    The Obama administration views NASA as a propaganda arm of the government.

  • UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 3.5 points (49-46)

    08/16/2016 10:47:36 AM PDT · 48 of 52
    fireman15 to Bruiser78

    If Hillary had not come out of her farce of a convention with good numbers she would already have dropped out and been replaced by Old Crazy Uncle Joe. She is the worst candidate ever and it is by the grace of God that she is still the one on top of the Democrat ticket. It is unbelievable that a person who is so utterly unqualified in every way to be president is running against someone so qualified. Her shills in the media have got to be gagging at the thought of what they must do every day to keep her propped up. Trump is just plugging away drawing huge crowds almost every day of the week. He will kick her crutches out from under her soon enough.

  • Man charged with murder in shooting deaths of NYC imam, associate

    08/16/2016 10:34:38 AM PDT · 18 of 42
    fireman15 to DJ Taylor

    From the media description, I thought that this was the Trump supporter who did it? White guy with an "assault rifle" / Thompson Submachine Gun that he was able to buy at the corner drug store without any ID.

  • Man charged with murder in shooting deaths of NYC imam, associate

    08/16/2016 10:22:23 AM PDT · 8 of 42
    fireman15 to ColdOne

    But I thought the media said that this was all Trump’s fault.

  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Bracing for ‘Major Attack’ by Donald Trump

    08/15/2016 8:01:18 PM PDT · 36 of 93
    fireman15 to drewh

    If Trump had let loose early, Hillary would have lost it and been replaced by a stronger adversary. Trump has done the right thing holding his ammo until it is too late for her to be replaced. She is likely to lock up during any kind of debate against Trump.

  • UPDATE: 26 Heroin Overdoses in Huntington (West Virginia) on Monday

    08/15/2016 7:50:34 PM PDT · 15 of 84
    fireman15 to sargon

    I am sure you know that this is a problem when heroin which hasn’t been cut as much as normal makes it out on the street. We used to see this fairly often when I was working. There is very little quality control in criminal enterprises. Only we usually had at least a couple dead ones when there were that many. Then we wouldn’t see much activity for a while.

    I do not agree that the answer is legalization. Providing easier access to more consistent heroin would increase the population of idiot losers by simple supply and demand and especially the perceived safety. Right now many people are discouraged from using heroin because of the risks involved. Users who drop over dead send the only kind of message many of the idiots in our midst actually understand.

  • Juanita Broaddrick Wants To Be Believed

    08/15/2016 8:44:57 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    fireman15 to yoe

    From the article: “whether the handful of women who’ve accused her husband, former President Bill Clinton, of sexual harassment and assault”

    “Handful”??? Isn’t it is more like a “bucket full” or as Hillary’s election volunteers would say “Muy mucho de algo”? Bill Clinton is a predator who has spent his entire post puberty life sexually harassing and raping girls and women. When it comes to sexual misdeeds Bill is “waist deep in the big muddy”. Handful, my behind!!!

  • Man lifts off the ground in hilarious attempt to fly a kite

    08/12/2016 5:58:57 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    fireman15 to fwdude

    My brother and I built a couple giant kites out of 2x4s and plastic sheeting and drug them behind the tractor. They didn’t really work out that well. So I got into hang gliding about 30 years ago. I still have 4 hang gliders, one is an old style Rogolo kite. It has floats and can be towed behind a boat. The others are more modern double surface wings and have batons to shape them like an airplane wing.

    Lots of good adventures and no serious injuries in my case. But I was trying to explain to my fiancé and now wife that jumping off a cliff with 70 pounds of aluminum and Dacron strapped to your back was not really as dangerous as it seemed. So I took her to a hang gliding club meeting, known as the Cloud Based Country Club.

    It had been a rough Spring and when we arrived at the Shakey’s Pizza Parlor it looked more like the waiting area for the Emergency Room at a hospital. Half the people there seemed to be wearing some kind of cast or bandages, and some were being wheeled in. Our guest speaker was Steve Pool, a local weatherman and everyone was trying to tell him the condition of the members was just a weird anomaly. He was offered and turned down several offers to take him for a “tandem” ride.

  • Man Who Leaked Clinton’s Medical Records Found Dead

    08/12/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · 57 of 79
    fireman15 to DrDude

    The concept of exercise is so foreign to butterball Americans that yes it makes the perfect cover for taking out OWGs (Old White Guys). Most of us do develop some coronary issues after a certain age which makes exercise more risky. It is still a fact however that someone who is 70, who has been exercising regularly and is trim is actually less likely to drop over dead from a heart attack than a butterball in their 40s who has just exerted himself.

    This is partially because most of us who are of advancing years and exercise regularly are more health conscious than average, recognize the risks and have had tests screening for heart disease, especially someone whose son is a doctor. Most 45 year olds have not done this. But if there is any doubt as to the cause of death an autopsy could easily clear up most question as to whether this guy suffered from heart disease that was undiscovered and could have been the cause.

    An arrhythmia resulting in a heart attack in a person suffering from undiscovered heart disease is more likely to occur in someone who has just started an exercise program not someone who has been regularly exercising for a long period of time. Heart disease does kill a lot of us OWGs however; I cannot even tell you how many CPR calls that I went on during my career. The vast majority were for people who did not exercise regularly. The narrative that strenuous exercise kills has actually been going on for hundreds of years despite a large body of evidence indicating otherwise.

  • Was Wikileaks/DNC Whistleblower Whacked? (Needs to be investigated)

    08/12/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    fireman15 to The Sons of Liberty

    Many prominent conservatives live life with blinders on, not realizing that they could easily become a target if the left takes notice of them. The evidence has been clear for years that those who the Clintons perceive as a threat have a much shorter life span than the general population. God help us all if she is somehow elected President.

  • Jill Stein Promises To PROSECUTE Exxon Over Global Warming ‘Lies’

    08/11/2016 9:29:47 AM PDT · 9 of 58
    fireman15 to rktman
    Jill was given a special purpose in this election. Her purpose is to draw some of the eco-loons and Bernie supporters away from the most corrupt presidential candidate in history.

  • Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea (Secure Boot, tr)

    08/11/2016 9:20:54 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    fireman15 to dayglored
    This is a Very Big Deal for folks who want to run a non-Windows OS on their devices and computers that heretofore were limited to Windows.

    People are always tinkering trying to get a little more out of their devices. Typically, the biggest challenge trying to run an operating system that was not intended on most devices is trying to find drivers that will enable all the built in features.

    I bought a little Windows 10 bargain tablet/laptop for $99. It mostly does what I was hoping it would... it allows me to use much of the same software that I run on my Windows 7 laptop in a very compact device. It even came with a free portable version of Office. But it has lots of tinkering possibilities. That is what we are really talking about here. There is no compelling reason to waste lots of time messing around with a $99 device. There are Linux builds available for it, but no one has got everything to work yet.

  • A New Study Finds That Men Are Weaker Today Than They Were 30 Years Ago

    08/10/2016 11:06:36 PM PDT · 101 of 132
    fireman15 to SamAdams76

    My father had forearms like Popeye until he was about 60. He still throws hay bails around pretty good for an 80 year old.

  • Deep De-Carbonization Would Increase Electricity Costs 20–90 Percent, Says J.P. Morgan

    08/10/2016 9:48:04 PM PDT · 4 of 13
    fireman15 to Ray76

    Prices for electricity have already gone up a great deal during the Obama administration. If we keep this nonsense up; I suspect 200% to 400% would be more like it.