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  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/17/2014 5:47:21 AM PDT · 110 of 117
    JAKraig to SatinDoll

    The Democrats believe you should never let a good emergency go to waste. It sounds stupid I know, but, I really believe these people are trying to make it worse so they can have a reason to take more control of our lives. Many people will beg for it and think it only makes sense. I don’t believe it can happen fast enough to delay the election but then again, this administration has surprised me before.

  • Here Are The Countries Where Ebola Is Most Likely To Show Up Next

    10/14/2014 11:20:31 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    JAKraig to Cats Pajamas
    Makes you wonder doesn’t it?


    What I wonder is how did the patient 0 afford the $4000.00 flight from Liberia if he couldn't afford medical treatment there. I am suspecting that there is a Muslim connection.

  • Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

    10/14/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT · 45 of 50
    JAKraig to Ripliancum

    10/13/2014, 11:49:28 PM · 43 of 44
    Ripliancum to JAKraig
    I would love to see the LDS Prophet make a very hard stand against gay marriage and say The Church will NEVER change. That should put the subject to rest.
    See post #5 and #9. Specifically these parts…

    “today’s announcement by the Supreme Court, will have no effect on the doctrinal position or practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is that only marriage between a man and a woman is acceptable to God.”

    “...Even as we seek to be meek and to avoid contention, we must not compromise or dilute our commitment to the truths we understand. We must not surrender our positions or our values. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the covenants we have made inevitably cast us as combatants in the eternal contest between truth and error. There is no middle ground in that contest.”


    I saw all that and understood well what was said, but if they would say “it will never change”, it should stop the pushing.

  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · 104 of 131
    JAKraig to Sherman Logan

    Many historians say there were more slaves owned by black or mixed race slave owners than white.
    In 1830 there were 13,000 slaves, out of 2,000,000, owned by black men.

    I think that’s a good deal less than a majority.

    You can find all kinds of information on the subject, I caution anyone interested in the subject to look at several sources, many are obviously pro one way or the other. You might want to peruse this site,, which puts some numbers on the issue.

    I said many historians, I don’t claim who is right. Because one says it doesn’t make it right, likely the census is our best friend here.

  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 9:08:10 AM PDT · 80 of 131
    JAKraig to ClearCase_guy
    Slavery was on the way out because slave owners couldn't afford to be slave owners. . .


    Many historians say there were more slaves owned by black or mixed race slave owners than white. A fact that is not often heard in today's society. Some apologists will say that blacks bought their family members to protect them from servitude but more recent studies say the vast majority of black and mixed race slave owners owned slaves as a commercial venture.

    Slavery is and was a vile and immoral act. Anyone who participates in it today knowing what we know should be punished forever.

    There is and cannot be an excuse for slavery. I realize that people were lead to believe that the black African was sub human, not much different than an ape, but, by the time of the Civil War there were many educated blacks that should have dispelled that belief. While slavery was suffered by white Europeans mostly they were indentured servants ranging in time of servitude from several years to a few decades but were normally freed after a time unless they died, as many did, in servitude.

    Should we apologize or offer some form of reparation payment to descendants of slaves? Heavens no. None of us today were guilty of slavery, none of us alive today, our parents or our grandparents were guilty of it. Descendants of slaves are likely much better off than their brothers and sisters that remained in Africa and should be grateful for their good fortune at being here.

    If there should be any reparations it should be to the families of the men who fought for the freedom of slaves and lost life or limb in that fight. I had a 5th great grandfather who died of exposure from the war. Who helped raise his children or cared for his wife?

    Nearly all slaves sold into slavery from Africa were sold by black slave holders. Today the majority of slave holders are in Africa and are black. White owned slave markets developed after international slave trading was outlawed in the US. That is when the children of slaves became highly prized because inexpensive African slave ships no longer provided the (comparably) cheap slaves they once did.

    Sometimes we need to change the angle we look at things from. .

  • Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

    10/13/2014 7:42:54 AM PDT · 42 of 50
    JAKraig to ThePatriotsFlag
    Gods word is clear, but didn’t stop the Episcopal Church. . . .


    It didn't stop the Episcopal Church but it is killing the Episcopal Church.

    I sang in an Episcopal Church for nearly 3 decades until recently. That church is dying. It is very gay friendly to the point of having gay commitment ceremonies. The gay community is supporting the church and since the minister is getting paid from that support he has no choice but to look for another job or be gay friendly.

    Because the Mormons don't have to worry about a paid staff, they all apparently work for free, they are not as vulnerable to the gay pressures from their congregations. I hope they and others hold on and follow scripture instead of man. I would love to see the LDS Prophet make a very hard stand against gay marriage and say The Church will NEVER change. That should put the subject to rest.

    I recently heard of a women's group that wanted to be ordained to the priesthood inside the LDS Church. The leader of that group was excommunicated, haven't heard anything about her since. I think the Mormons know how to play hard when they want to.

  • The decline of manual transmissions in two graphs — and proof they're coming back

    10/09/2014 11:21:20 AM PDT · 74 of 84
    JAKraig to C19fan
    I'm driving my fourth VW Passat TDI. This is the first one with an automatic. It has cost me a good 10MPG but is is really nice to not be manually going through the 5 gears. The next one may be manual again though, 50 MPG is worth a little extra headache.
  • Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May be Bad for Your Pistol

    10/07/2014 6:15:09 AM PDT · 6 of 21
    JAKraig to SampleMan
    I have seen supplies coming back up. I recently bought 50 round 9mm 155gr for $11.00 at wallmart. I was afraid they would limit how much I could buy but I bought a couple thousand rounds and they didn't blink an eye. They even had the personal protection rounds, (hollow point).
  • Staff Article: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation! – Effective Food Storage Strategies

    10/07/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    JAKraig to 4Liberty
    this article is a good exercise to help you evaluate what you are really prepared for it goes a little overboard on shelf life. Items stored in your basement on shelves will likely last much, much longer than the life they give in their charts.

    We live off our food storage. We replenish as we use. We home can the vegetables we grow. I just had some grape juice from 1999 and it was fine. If you open a can and vacuum is gone, then don't eat it. If you want the nutrients from canned products then don't throw away the water in the can, use it for cooking. Use that water again for your gravy or anyway you can, don't throw it down the drain. Properly canned canned goods will last several years, perhaps more than a decade in a cool dry basement.

    Cereal grains commercially packaged like breakfast foods will typically last many times the posted shelf life on the box. Those shelf life listings are for food stored in a warm room, worst case scenario. Hopefully your storage will not be worst case.

    Emergency food storage does not have to be expensive. Mostly just buy what you normally buy but buy more than you need every time you buy. Soon you will have a year or more supply in your basement and never feel you have to go shopping at a particular time, you just go to your storage and get what you need.

  • Chris McDaniel has New Life to his Challenge of Thad Cochran’s Tainted Victory

    10/03/2014 8:54:04 AM PDT · 27 of 58
    JAKraig to bicyclerepair

    Stick a fork in America folks.


    Bull s#!+

    We may or may not be on our way to being done, but I for one won’t stop until I’m dead.

  • Fla. cop on leave after firing stun gun at woman's back

    10/02/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    JAKraig to riverrunner
    unless one has access to the complete unedited video it is really hard to pass judgment.


    There is enough evidence given here to pass judgment easily.

    The woman was 61 years old, there were several cops, they could have easily restrained her if they wanted but they didn't want that they wanted to punish her for asking why they were doing what they were doing. She was leaving, she didn't attack anyone she just asked a question the cop didn't like.

    She knew he didn't like it and decided to leave but the cop was having none of it. I hope the cop is soon not a cop and never trusted with a gun again.

  • BlazeTV: Truth about Israeli/Palestinian Conflict - Arab End Game

    09/25/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    JAKraig to RushIsMyTeddyBear

    Beck is what we all hoped Fox would be.


    09/25/2014 8:17:17 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    JAKraig to marron

    There are 21 million Federal & State employees. They are all overpaid and all are looking for a little more authority.

    We’ve got to stop this nonsense. 7% of this country works for the Government. The average Federal employee makes over $80,000 a year plus very generous benefits which push that to about $120,000 per year. The 7% is misleading in that there are only about 104 million non government workers, which makes the government the employer of every 5th worker. The average pay of non government workers is about $54,000 a year. Non government workers are paying taxes to pay people 75% more than they earn. This cannot continue.

  • Ronald Reagan Sums Up What He Thinks of the Democrat Platform with an Off-Color Joke

    09/25/2014 7:33:42 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    JAKraig to OldNewYork

    Ronald Reagan was a great man. He was the best governer California ever had and probably the best of all the presidents. Washington was truly great as was Jefferson but neither of them had the world to deal with that Reagan had.

    Reading his hand written talks on a variety of subjects will bring tears to your eyes. The guy who was always portrayed as an idiot was likely the smartest man to ever hold the office.

  • Federal Appeals Court: No "Qualified Immunity" Defense For Officers [in] Raid

    09/25/2014 7:25:22 AM PDT · 37 of 37
    JAKraig to Eagles6

    If the money used to pay those lawsuits comes from the police pension fund this activity would sharply decrease.


    What a very good idea, but, because there are some good officers who paid into the fund who had nothing to do with the illegal raid it is excessively harsh. The people of the town however elected a mayor who represents them who hired cops and administers what they do. That improper supervision by elected officials is the real root of the problem. I’m sure this is not the first time these particular cops have been heavy handed. It certainly isn’t the first time for the department, they have already been warned by the court twice for heavy handed tactics.

    If the city is made to pay they will correct their mistakes or go into bankruptcy. I hope it hurts really bad, that will get the bad cops fired and make others more careful in the execution of their duties to PROTECT & SERVE, not beat in to submission.

  • Did we have any surviving Original Manuscripts that prove Jesus Christ quoted from the Septuagint?

    09/21/2014 5:43:48 PM PDT · 34 of 39
    JAKraig to D-fendr

    Basically, the question of authenticity of Scripture is a good question.

    Jewish tradition has always placed the greatest importance on the validity of their scriptures. Jesus Christ taught that not one jot or tittle in Matthew 5:18 shall pass away until heaven and earth pass. Jesus understood the sanctity of Jewish scriptural text according to Jewish tradition if even one dot is changed in the Talmud then that edition of the Talmud is no longer a valid copy and must be buried.

    Unfortunately Christian tradition is much different. Until the first Council at Nicaea by the Emperor Constantine there was no central clearinghouse on Scripture. The apostles themselves did not write the Gospels, people who were close to them wrote what they remembered the apostles speaking about as they traveled from church to church. It is amazing that the four Gospels are as close in content to each other as they are considering where they came from. Further, it is amazing that so many variations of the Gospels that still exist are relatively close in what they say to each other. After the first Council of Nicaea and after a second Council of 385 nearly all of the books that the early Christian church used that were not approved by these councils were collected and destroyed.

    After the third century we start having some unity and a central clearinghouse for Scripture. From the third century on the Scriptures maintained by the Roman Catholic Church are fairly reliable. Even after the schism of the Eastern Church and the Roman church the two “universal churches” mostly agree on scriptural content.

    While the epistles of James and Paul were written in their own hand supposedly, we do not have any of the original paper that they were written on. Those epistles sent to a particular church were copied and copied nearly ad infinitum so that everyone got to read the words of Paul to a lesser extent James. There were likely many more epistles that we no longer have. There were perhaps other Gospels, in modernity there have been some “Gospels” that have shown up but their authenticity is in doubt.

    Regardless of the perfection of the scriptural record that we have today that has survived antiquity we can be sure that the Old Testament at least where it agrees with the Jewish text is still good. When reading the New Testament it is wise to seek spiritual guidance. Christ has told us that the Holy Ghost will reveal truths to us, revelation if you will to the authenticity of what you read.

    Many churches consider every letter of the Bible to be holy, much like Jewish scholars and their tradition of the Talmud. It is fascinating to note that although many congregations or denominations consider every word of the New Testament and the Old Testament to be the word of God they interpret those words dramatically differently and so we have thousands of Christian denominations in the world. I don’t begrudge any of the denominations, my hope is they all love the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are doing their best to serve Him. Further it is my hope that the Lord will recognize the efforts of these people and trying to serve Him until we all come to the unity of faith.

  • Volusia deputy fatally shoots man in Daytona Beach

    09/21/2014 5:02:47 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    JAKraig to Ray76

    These Tow in lots pay a fortune for the contract with police agencies. The Police allow the companies to rape those people because the PD makes so much money on the contract. The Police make it very difficult to get the car out of the impound lot, meantime the charges mount up and up each day as much as $100 per day.

  • Damn the Soviet Style, One Party American Political System

    09/16/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT · 28 of 33
    JAKraig to Viennacon

    Please don’t flame me, but, while Mitt Romney is not a conservative he at least knows foreign relations and knows how to get rid of the illegals, force everyone to have a birth certificate to work.

    Some true conservative should pick up this idea and start campaigning on it.

    Already if you pay anyone over $400.00 you have to give the government a a 1099 on the person or company you give the money to. The illegals would have to start going home. At least it sounds like it would work, no body else is giving any ideas at all.

  • A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and Lessons Learned On 9/11

    09/10/2014 6:58:23 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    JAKraig to RWGinger

    NO where did he say “trust your leaders”. Read it again. . .

    This is what I was talking about, the part where it tells us we should trust our leaders.

    “Today it seems as if our leaders don’t trust each other and we as citizens don’t trust our leaders. To get out of the stairwell alive, as a nation, we must choose to trust those leaders who must also work hard earn our trust through wise and timely decision making.”

  • When Boy Scout Dies Before Achieving Highest Rank, Troop Completes Project for Him

    09/10/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT · 10 of 18
    JAKraig to skinkinthegrass

    Having two parents, one a man and the other a female mother makes a big difference in the raising of a child. When you spend time with a child they learn what you want them to learn. If you just throw a child into a hip hop culture, well, that is what they learn.

    The boy was fortunate to have good parents, it is sad they will have to do without him.

  • A Blind Man, His Guide Dog and Lessons Learned On 9/11

    09/10/2014 7:05:31 AM PDT · 2 of 6
    JAKraig to MeshugeMikey
    I'm sure the writer of this story is a fine man as his dog was a fine dog, but, just trust your leaders is a recipe for failure. Liberal do gooders always want to “feel” good. Saying stuff that feels good isn't always the right thing to do. Sometimes you have to expose the truth.
  • Judge Officially OKs Central Park Five's $41 Million Settlement (NY)

    09/07/2014 6:00:13 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    JAKraig to Gay State Conservative
    I'm not sure exactly what happened,However,I suspect that if the evidence showed that somebody other than the ones convicted committed the rape . . . . .

    Read the attached Ann Coulter story, she will bring you up to date on these rapists. They did it and now get paid big time for it.

    This fraud is sickening. When I first heard the story I was angry at the false conviction, after reading the truth I am now sickened that the brutal rapist are getting away with it, even getting paid for it. Some of the 5 didn't actually rape her they just held her legs apart so others could rape her. These men readily admitted to this, even without coaxing told the story of what happened only that some of them didn't actually penetrate her vagina. All they did was hold her down and beat the S#!+ out of her.

    They should be in prison until Hell freezes over. Vile scum!

  • (Personal Defense) Do You Think the M&P Pro Series CORE is Ideal for Your Nightstand?

    09/05/2014 12:25:46 PM PDT · 36 of 38
    JAKraig to envisio
    Safety's will get you killed.


    I could not agree more.

    It will be hard to find a shotgun or long rifle without a safety, but, you can find many double action only pistols that have no safety.

    Many of the double action only pistols are very inexpensive, look at the Kel-Tek PF-9 for instance or Ruger LCP revolver with hidden hammer. Both of the above guns have unexposed hammers. Drop the gun and it won't do anything but lay there. A baby won't be able to pull the trigger and it will never fire accidentally pulling it out of the holster.

    My wife carries the Ruger-38 and I carry the PF-9. at 10 yards we can easily group the size of the palm of your hand, good enough for any indoor shoot and for most outdoor.

    Train, train,and then train some more. When you do have to shoot make sure it is natural. We try to make sure we shoot now every other week.

    One more thing. If you don't now carry and are contemplating it make sure you get a weapon that you can comfortably conceal carry and then carry ALL the time.

  • The Hail Mary of a Protestant

    09/03/2014 7:42:52 AM PDT · 30 of 941
    JAKraig to Petrosius

    At the cross Jesus told John “behold your mother”. Mary is the mother of all those who wish to come Jesus.


    That is nonsense. Jesus did tell John to behold His mother but that meant that since Jesus would no longer be there to take care of His mother that He was giving responsibility of taking care of His mother to John.

    Mary was a very fine woman indeed but we have no reason to believe she was deified. Mary also had mortal children and a mortal husband. She was a woman among women. When Christ told John to behold his mother He did not give His mother authority over John, in fact the opposite was true, John was the new caretaker of Mary.

    The Church’s deification of Mary is a mistake, she does not hear or answer prayers IMHO. That being said most of us have religious beliefs that are nonsense to others. I hold no ill will because someone prays to Mary and I respect them for at least believing in something and following their beliefs, I just think that particular one is wrong.

  • Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

    09/02/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · 55 of 55
    JAKraig to thorvaldr

    The ice pack last summer was something like 30% more than the year before. Weird how an effect of melting sea ice would happen in a year when the ice was a lot more extensive.

    Actually the Artic Ice was 41%more than 2013.

    It isn’t getting warmer, it is getting Colder. In Australia some private researchers found the government raising the temperature station raw data by over three degrees from 1 degree below normal to over two degrees above normal. Fake global worming.

    There is no global warming. There are cycles, we are at the beginning of a grand minimum we just got off a grand maximum. It is going to be cold for 30 years if we are lucky, 50 years probably and possibly heading into a real ice age for 100,000 years with the icecaps being two miles thick covering norther Europe, Asia and Northern North America.

    Articles like this one are obscene.

  • How to Sink an Aircraft Carrier: Sneak up in a submarine, that's how

    09/02/2014 8:36:26 AM PDT · 39 of 85
    JAKraig to Straight Vermonter

    Can they out run a torpedo? The Skvall goes 200kts.
    But it cannot turn to follow a moving target. The sub has to get very close.


    I don’t know who told you that torpedoes can’t turn but they were wrong. Even the super cavaitating torpedoes the Russians have can modify their course just not nearly so well as other fish, but then again at 200 knots with a nuclear warhead they only have to get close. Modern non-supercavitating torpedoes not only can turn and be guided by a trailing wire from miles away, but if the wire is severed or the range gets too far the torpedo can go into search mode on its own to find and re-engage the target. These torpedoes in slow mode are quiet and have a very long range.

    With small thermonuclear warheads they don’t have to get as close as they used to. The tidal wave from one weapon can take out the whole task force.

    Submarines have their own problems, once found they can be destroyed. The Russians used to try to follow us out of port and stay with us to know where we were so that in the event of hostilities they could destroy us quickly. Once we got lost in the deep water with a variety of different temperature layers it was much harder for them to keep track of us.

    The speed of submarines is great for transiting, but you seldom use speed tactically, speed means noise. The submarine service is called the “silent service” for good reason. On patrol we seldom exceeded 5 knots and usually ran at about 3 knots. The screw turned slow enough that there was no cavitation at all, all the noise generated was generated by systems connected to the hull.

    In those days we were considered quiet, very quiet but we didn’t compare to the new electric boats. They have sound dampeners on the shaft so that even the bearing noise of the electric motors is not transmitted into the water. While we had a water dampening system in the old days it was not nearly good at keeping the turbine noise out of the water as the new electric boats keep shaft noise out of the water. The skin of the new boats are covered in rubber, the decks are mounted on thick sound absorbers. Now even the shapes of boats from design on has only one thing in mind, don’t make or reflect sound.

    USS Patrick Henry SSBN 599(N)

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/31/2014 2:56:55 PM PDT · 141 of 146
    JAKraig to morphing libertarian

    I vote for the person who will best represent me. You can waste your vote if your so choose and piss and moan for 4 more years.

    Looks like you’re ready to vote for someone who insults your believes and has no intention of seeing conservative positions be passed.

    So good luck playing that card again.


    I too vote for the person who best represents me. In this case neither of them represent me well but McConnell does a much better job than Grimes, so I will vote McConnell and my vote will at least cancel out one Democrat vote. Grimes represents me a lot less than McConnell and if Republicans don’t vote Grimes is exactly what we will get.

    Where do you draw the line of how close someone has to be to your idea before you will vote for them. If your statement is true, that you vote for the person that best represents you then you don’t have any other choice other than McConnell or Grimes. If you aren’t going to vote for McConnell and you vote that means you will be voting Grimes. Grimes will not best represent you in the Senate. McConnell won’t represent you as you would like but he will be a whole lot better than Grimes.

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/30/2014 7:16:34 PM PDT · 136 of 146
    JAKraig to morphing libertarian

    I have never voted for a liberal democrat. Where did you make up that idea.


    When there are two people running and you don’t vote for either of them then the Democrat that does vote will not have their vote cancelled by your vote, the same as your voting for the Democrat.

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/30/2014 7:14:27 PM PDT · 135 of 146
    JAKraig to DiogenesLamp
    You let that Traitor Mitch McConnell get away with running those racist attack ads against McDaniel in Mississippi, and in two years it will be racist attack ads against every Tea Party Candidate everywhere.

    You want to win a battle and lose the whole war. You are Penny wise, and Dollar foolish.


    You cannot win a war without winning battles. Look where we are now with what the Democrats did with only two years of both houses and the White house. You want to give them more?

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/30/2014 7:11:38 PM PDT · 134 of 146
    JAKraig to DiogenesLamp

    You are looking at this situation in a shallow and superficial manner. You aren’t cognizant of the fact that this weapon will be used against our side again and again if it is seen to have worked without consequences.

    Our only hope of stopping these sort of attacks against us is by making someone pay who orchestrated them.


    This argument is absurd, the Democrats use these arguments against us all the time. Of the two evils I will choose the lesser.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 11:07:44 AM PDT · 53 of 87
    JAKraig to LoneRangerMassachusetts
    The vast amount of private properties in America do not have obnoxious no trespassing signs to spoil the view. . . .


    No, commercial public accessible spaces have doors that can be closed. They do have signs that say when they are open. When they are open they are fair game. He was not loitering according to the local laws. He was just waiting outside his kids school. The only thing he did was to be black.

    Had most of us been there we would have not been told to leave.

    This whole thing is sickening.

    I am one who realizes that Trayvon Martin and gentle giant Michael Brown were gangsta wannabe thugs who deserved what they got, this guy was being responsible and was only bothered because he was black.

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/29/2014 10:23:17 AM PDT · 107 of 146
    JAKraig to morphing libertarian

    So the best way to support conservative positions is to vote for moderates who fight the tea party and support deme in the senate



    So you believe that the best way to support conservatives is to vote for liberal Democrats? Now to me that is insane.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · 46 of 87
    JAKraig to dennisw
    His rotten attitude was also on display when not showing ID to police. This could be a setup by him to get a lawyer and sue in Obama’s America. . . . . .


    If his “rotten attitude” as you call it is to set up the police, in other words, force them to do something wrong, then I hope it works, the cops did something wrong. They didn't have to. No crime was committed. In the middle of a public, commercial space you need a sign to say it is not part of the public area, otherwise it is. Sounds like some company decided to put a couple of chairs out for their employees and hope nobody else uses them.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT · 45 of 87
    JAKraig to DesertRhino
    It doesn't have to be marked. Marking supposedly prevents entry. An owner or their representative giving you notice you are on private property, combined with a chance to leave, satisfies the law in most states.

    ie,,,”a guy is sitting on my unmarked back porch and I try to roust him by informing him he is on private property, and must leave immediately. He stands his ground,,,”



    Silly argument, your back porch isn't in the middle of a commercial public space. There are laws about commercial public space. Your back porch is not considered public space nor commercial space.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT · 43 of 87
    JAKraig to Sherman Logan
    The public is generally allowed access while the buildings are open, but they're still private property and owners retain the right to ask people to move on instead of loitering. . . .


    If there is a chair there then you have to suppose it is ok to sit.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 9:17:59 AM PDT · 42 of 87
    JAKraig to LoneRangerMassachusetts

    I totally disagree with your attitude about this.

    If there was no sign posted and it was an otherwise open space open to the public then he was doing nothing wrong.

    That being said, someone could have politely told him he was in a reserved space and would he please go to such and such location.

    In my opinion he was removed because he was a black man with braided hair, he scared someone.

    Cops are not special people. They have a responsibility to the people they stop and talk to as much as those who they think they are protecting. Too often they don’t get to exert much authority because the vast majority of people obey the law most of the time. When they get a chance to exert a little authority they leap at the chance, sickening.

    Was the black man being a jerk? Perhaps. Is it against the law to be a jerk? No, I don’t think so. Being arrested is a traumatic event, a violent event. The charges were dismissed, obviously arresting this guy was simple abuse of authority and force, perhaps assault.

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/29/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT · 105 of 146
    JAKraig to DiogenesLamp
    These arguments are nonsense.

    How does having a Democratic Majority in the Senate help the TEA Party?

    It doesn't.

    We can help the TEA Party by getting control of the Senate where they will have some power and some influence.

    Yes, RINO’s hate the TEA Party. Yes I hate RINO’s, Yes I hate Democrats more.

  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/28/2014 7:44:26 AM PDT · 53 of 146
    JAKraig to 4rcane

    This should have had a BARF alert on it.

    I’m a TEA partier and I will vote for McConnell staying home means another vote for Grimes, ulgh!

  • Both husband, wife now have left loaded guns in restrooms

    08/28/2014 5:48:15 AM PDT · 26 of 46

    I can understand how it happens but, it shouldn’t.

    I have gone places where I had to change clothes, for instance the golf course. If you take a shower at a public or even private facility what to do with your gun. I always find a pocket big enough to hold my weapon, stuff it in there and lock the locker until I change back into my street clothes.

    Some say not to carry on the course that it disrupts the swing, ok it disrupts my swing, bfd. My swing is nothing to brag about anyway. If it weren’t for the social aspect of golf I wouldn’t play anyway.

    I have never had a problem. I have however left my weapon on the bed stand or dresser while changing at home and not realized it until sometime later noticed I didn’t have my weapon, scary, I have a bunch of grandkids.

    While these old people didn’t cause any problem the potential was certainly there. They need a refresher course about gun handling.

    I am one of the “old people”, as a group I think old people should all be armed all the time.

  • Why Israel's bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers 'stunned'

    08/27/2014 8:25:48 AM PDT · 47 of 62
    JAKraig to nuke rocketeer
    In war you don't have acceptable proportionate DEATH.

    One death is too many, you do what ever it takes to stay alive, that often means killing the enemy. They can die or give up but when you agree to let a like amount of your soldiers to die just to keep things even you're stupid. You should just give up if that is what you want.

    It is Hamas that is killing, why don't they get bad PR?

  • The FDA's New Food Regulations Are A Recipe For High Food Prices

    08/27/2014 8:03:42 AM PDT · 13 of 15
    JAKraig to SoFloFreeper
    Higher prices for food push more people to food stamps. More people on food stamps pushes more people to vote Democrat so they can get even more food stamps.

    Once the economy becomes so burdened with free stuff from the government it will collapse, that is what Obama and his friends are pushing for, then they can truly remake the government of the US into a true Socialist state.

  • Yachts continue to exit the Northwest Passage fearing ice choke-points do not open before freeze up

    08/25/2014 5:40:30 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    JAKraig to

    bunch of idiots

  • An Open Letter to the False Church

    08/25/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    JAKraig to DJ MacWoW
    My only problem is that leaders of various churches think they are right and nobody else is and I'm not sure who it was that made them right.

    The statement that there is only one way is correct in my humble opinion, you can't get to God without going through Christ. Christ is the only way. I think most will agree to that but that is about the end of agreement. There are so many different views on what is the right the way to Christ that causes the problems.

    I think immediately of the first centuries of Christianity and the big fight between Arianism and Nicean Trinity. For a couple of centuries and a century after Nicea there was not a conclusive standard on the Holy Trinity. The west were pretty much Niceans and the East were pretty much Arianist. The big difference is that Niceans taught that Christ and God were both Eternal Gods and actually the same God while the Arianists taught that Christ was the Son of God and although still God he was a subordinate of The Father.

    The Bishop of Alexander, a good friend of Constantine motivated Constantine who while not a Baptized Christian chose what we now call Nicean Trinity. It was not the last word but about 100 years later actually became the last word at least as far as the Church of Rome was concerned.

    In those days churches were much more autonomous than today. Constantine's whole idea of calling a council at Nicea was to get some conformity in The Christian Church. There were simply no authoritative standards after the Apostles and those that walked with them all died off.

    Were the Anathieans so horrible that they had to be excommunicated? Then the Anathieans were in charge were the Niceans so wrong that they had to be excommunicated?

    After Luther again we have very religious people finding different ways to get through Christ to God. After Luther other non-mainstream religions sprang up that said if the only way to God is through Christ then it doesn't make sense that God and Christ are the Same. It would be like saying you have to go through God (Christ) to get to God (God) or like saying you have to go through God to get to God.

    So what to do. We are very fortunate on the one hand that The Holy Roman Catholic Church has preserved the Bible we now have but perhaps unfortunate for the many books that were lost to the burn pile of Nicea and beyond.

    Who is the one person who speaks for God on the earth? The Pope? The Patriarch? Someone else like John Denver(RIP)? Inquiring minds want to know and I personally don't t believe that because you can't figure it out that you will go to Hell.

    I'm not stupid enough to think that what I think matters to anybody but me but after all that is what counts to us as individuals. I think if you are truly looking for Christ to get to God then you will get there.

  • ISIS is ISLAM & I Am The Infidel!

    08/25/2014 9:02:51 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    JAKraig to xuberalles

    Right On!

  • St. Louis police release video of shooting of Kajieme Powell near Ferguson, Mo.

    08/21/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT · 55 of 91
    JAKraig to yldstrk

    When someone flashes a knife at a cop with a gun then begs the cop to shoot him I have little compassion for the guy with the knife. He literally got what he asked for in more ways than one.

    All that having been said I do personally believe that the cops could have shown some restraint. Why didn’t they disable the man with a taser? Why must they shoot to kill. At such close range a shot to the thigh could have easily put the guy down, but then there would be a lot of taxpayer expense to keep him in jail or prison for several years.

    The guy was an idiot for displaying the knife, he was asking for it, he was a thief, etc., but, killing him was a little over the top in my book. He never lunged at the cops, never really was threatening he was just being a smart ass.

    The cops will get away with this without even a blemish on their record (on earth anyway) but in my honest opinion they shouldn’t. Poor judgment on their part to kill this guy.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/17/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · 71 of 71
    JAKraig to JAKraig

    It is starting to look more and more that I was sucked in by the early hype dispensed by the Main Stream Media. I apologize.

    I should know better than to trust the media.

    It is looking more and more that this was a good shoot, and the gentle giant was just a giant a$$hole who deserved what he got.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/16/2014 6:24:15 AM PDT · 70 of 71
    JAKraig to Boogieman

    Because we have paid poor people to support themselves without dads in the home, because the dads have several homes we, with our tax dollars have created a fatherless society. Children, (little girls) having children raising children.

    Proportionally blacks have suffered more than whites at this. Before LBJ the illegitimate birth rate among blacks was lower than whites.

    The “Hood” is now suffering because of our “Progressive” social engineering.

    Now after seeing what we don’t like about the way the “Hood” acts at our giving them a free lifestyle we put a disproportionate number of them in prison.

    I have never suggested that people that commit don’t belong in prison, I’m just saying that progressive politics bears some of the blame and certainly most of the cause.

  • Woman Fatally Shot by SJPD Was Holding Cordless Drill: Police

    08/15/2014 1:10:41 PM PDT · 47 of 51
    JAKraig to Red Badger

    They didn’t specify, it may have been a .5 caliber drill..................

    Probably just a 3/8ths

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/15/2014 5:37:48 AM PDT · 59 of 71
    JAKraig to fifedom
    He was unarmed when he was gunned down. He had his hands up when he was gunned down.
    This is what a witness who is a friend of ‘the kid’ says.
    Why don’t you wait for the facts to come in? Last I heard there was a shot fired in the car. Apparently the policeman was attacked in his car by ‘the kid’ who may have tried to wrestle his pistol away from him.

    It wasn't just a friend that witnessed the kid trying to take away the gun. It was an un-involved motorist who also witnessed that happening, so what. Just because someone tries and fails to steal your gun is not reason enough to later execute them when they try to surrender. He got killed for being an angry black kid.

  • Rand Paul: If you don't realize race skews the justice system, you're not paying attention

    08/15/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT · 58 of 71
    JAKraig to fifedom

    He was unarmed when he was gunned down. He had his hands up when he was gunned down.
    This is what a witness who is a friend of ‘the kid’ says.


    No, these comments come from a motorist who saw the confrontation and the subsequent shooting.