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  • Angry Kentucky fans flood referee's business with poor Facebook reviews following UNC loss

    03/28/2017 12:37:31 PM PDT · 12 of 21
    JAKraig to loveliberty2

    I watched the game, it was pretty one sided. Touch fouls called on KY and over the back almost never called on NC.

  • Hypocrisy - [King James Bible Discussion]

    03/28/2017 11:31:59 AM PDT · 63 of 77
    JAKraig to faucetman
    While I reference almost any bible version, I use the NIV as it fits the closest with the Greek that the new testament was written in and today’s americanized English.

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    The King James is the authority for English translation for me however I do enjoy reading the New English Version.

    As far as the Holy Bible being The Words of God, well I believe that the Hebrew text was The Word of God. As far as the Greek or certainly the Latin I like to hope they are.

    When I have questions about certain passages I have gone to Strongs and other reference works for the original meaning, The KJV is most often right in my humble opinion compared to the newer versions, and sometimes by a wide margin.

    While it is apparent that Christ spoke in Greek & Hebrew, mostly He spoke to those around Him in Aramaic. We don't seem to have any of those writings around. His Apostles also spoke in Aramaic although it is likely that since they were occupied by Rome they all also spoke some Latin. While Greek was the language used in schools outside the temple it is likely nearly everyone in the province spoke with some fluency in Greek. My point is that there are no original writings of The New Testament, we have translations of second hand remembrance of what was said. If those who wrote down what others said the Apostles said translated it correctly then perhaps it is all correct but that would be unlikely. As a whole, I think I can say the Bible is the word of God, perhaps there are words there that did not come from God but are what the translator thought he heard the person he heard it from said.

    Considering all that, we are fortunate to have what we have of the New Testament considering thousands of unapproved books that claimed to be from the Apostles were burned after Nicea. Perhaps we can see why they were burned when we see the remnants of some of them that escaped.

    When people tell me their church is based on the authority of The Bible I often ask which one? To me if you aren't communicating with The Holy Ghost then you don't know if what you are reading, if what you are told to believe about what you are reading is true or not.

    The Holy Bible is wonderful, we are very fortunate indeed to have it, it alone however is not enough. It would be good to have someone who could say, "thus saith The Lord". Roman Catholics are lucky to have a Pope although this one has given me much reason for concern.

    I think the Holy Bible helps keep us lay people informed when it seems the leaders of the church are heading out to left field. I don't think it is a perfect tool to judge by but it is what we have.

    Because the basic doctrines of Christianity are repeated in the Holy Bible so often it would be hard to not understand the basics, Christ died for our sin so we could live with Him forever IF we repent, accept and follow Him then His Grace will cover us and allow us to be forgiven.

    It is the nuance of The Word that seems to throw us so off balance. I don't think it should. When people start telling me the finer points of The Trinity I sometimes smile and act as though I'm listening. When some tell me that priests shouldn't be married because there is no proof that The Apostle Paul was married I do the same. There are many points of doctrine and nuance that I refuse to argue about because I don't think you can find that authority in the Bible, but it's OK with me if you want to as long as it is with someone else besides me.

  • Chelsea Clinton Hopes MAGA Hat on Pic of Lincoln Is Photoshopped

    03/27/2017 9:07:17 AM PDT · 16 of 50
    JAKraig to SkyDancer

    Where did you find a picture of Webster Hubble and Hillary together?

  • Firearm choice - Requesting input

    03/27/2017 8:10:50 AM PDT · 35 of 78
    JAKraig to mainevet
    I really kind of like the Kel-Tec 9mm simi with the installed belt clip. It eliminates the need of a holster and is totally unseen. This is an odd angle picture but it shows the belt clip pretty well. Since I'm right handed I wear it on my left side with the clip on the opposite side of the gun in the picture. I think the concealed on the belt picture is of a 380 but the 9mm is similar. You can purchase the clip for the Kel-Tec but it works with some other brands. Even with your shirt tucked in you can pull up the shirt just a little and blouse the shirt over the hilt. It really works. The hammer on this gun is protected, you can't drop it and have it fire. There is no safety on this gun, you don't need one, it is double action only with a very heavy trigger pull. Some people don't like a heavy trigger they say it makes them less accurate but if you practice it isn't a problem.
  • Mozart's Unmanliness Disgusts Me

    03/27/2017 6:04:38 AM PDT · 154 of 154
    JAKraig to Mariner
    How could you have missed Rigoletto?
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    I didn't say there was anything wrong with Verdi, he was a great composer, but to me Puccini has created the most memorable lyric operas. Certainly the music from Rigoletto has been used for themes in movies and college fight songs but after listening to “LaBoheme” it is difficult to ever appreciate in the same league any other composer for opera. Puccini knows how to pull at your heart strings, after seeing Butterfly many times it still pulls at the emotions.

    Saying all that does not mean I don't appreciate others goodness knows that the music of Figaro is impossible to forget and while the story with its cruel sad ending is striking the music too is wonderful. I would say that Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute are among the most well know operas of all time, certainly among the most often performed.

    Puccini had the advantage of being able to write after learning from the romantic masters. I think the romantic masters probably learned from Mozart. Mozart was the most “emotional” composer to come along until well after his death. I think if you listen carefully to Rachmaninoff or Brahms you can hear traces of Mozart. While Mozart wrote very much music of the age he also wrote music of the future. Puccini had the advantage of an added 100 years of musical history to work with.

    Since Bach was mentioned earlier it is fun to listen to the influence one master had on another. When you listen to the work of Chopin who in many ways had a life similar to Mozart you can hear the work of Mozart and Bach in his compositions. I'm not saying he plagiarized, but he did copy some of their styles.

    Those were wonderful years for music say from 1750 to 1850 or so but now we have rap. How in the world did we go so far down hill?

  • Mozart's Unmanliness Disgusts Me

    03/25/2017 8:43:45 AM PDT · 82 of 154
    JAKraig to miss marmelstein

    I like Wagner as well, some Puccini. My husband is a huge Verdi fan. We were lucky to see Nabucco with Placido in December. How I’d love to see another Mozart without going broke.

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    If I’m going to be listening to opera please let it be Puccini!

  • Mozart's Unmanliness Disgusts Me

    03/25/2017 8:37:48 AM PDT · 80 of 154
    JAKraig to shibumi
    Mozart’s music is formulaic, repetitive and uses the same patterns over and over in a scripted, redundant fashion that seems to repeat the same themes in an uninventive, stilted and reiterative fashion.

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    You are SO wrong!

    While there is some of that in some of his music it is not in his choral music, it certainly isn't in the Requiem. There is nobody who could do variations on a theme better than Mozart, he would have loved Jazz. The style of the day was to have themes in music and to modify the themes without repetition was a difficult thing to do, he did it best. Variations on a theme may sound like formula music, like computer code perhaps, but, it is not that simple. When Mozart did it he often changed not just the time signature but often key and not a simple change of key, often from major to minor and then back. To listen to Mozart's Requiem is to be lifted into Heaven for a few minutes.

  • Mozart's Unmanliness Disgusts Me

    03/25/2017 8:28:44 AM PDT · 74 of 154
    JAKraig to CharlesOConnell

    I totally disagree with this wild eyed hate infested diatribe. Having sung Mozart for over a quarter century with orchestra I found him bringing people closer to God after each performance than before.

    He was for sure a genius and perhaps irreverent at times as many people are in their youth. He only had his youth had he lived longer perhaps what we think of him would be different.

    While there is no comparison that can be made of Mozart to J.S. Bach, it does not take away from the quality of the Godly music that Mozart produced. Bach was probably the most prolific musician to have ever lived, that he was humble enough to live as a church mouse is wonderful, not everyone is willing to do that. Mozart depended on his music for his livelihood and therefore produced operas that paid well, he had a tendency to live well. He gave the people what they wanted, an irreverent look at life, but he also produced some of the most reverent music you could ever listen to. I do wish he could have lived longer so that we could have more of his work.

    Considering how short his life was his production of music was most wonderful and often most reverent.

    While J.S. Bach produced a huge amount of wonderful music and was likely a genius there will never likely be anyone so musically gifted again as was Mozart. Mozart was barely an adult when he died at the age of 35. J. S Bach lived nearly twice as long and produced (as did Mozart) music up until the end of his life. What a wonderful age of music that was.

  • AMD rumored to be working on a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen CPU due later this year

    03/24/2017 2:08:30 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    JAKraig to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    I run the same monitor, how great!

  • Breaking: Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes

    03/24/2017 11:43:32 AM PDT · 154 of 200
    JAKraig to samadams2000
    REPEAL. Its just not that complicated.

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    Not so, it is complicated.

    It is difficult, once you give millions of people a freebee to take it away. I agree it should be done but I am a pragmatist, I realize it has to be done in steps. I don't like what the stupid GOP came up with but I like it more than the ACA or ObamaCare. Now we still have Obamacare. It is unlikely that you will ever get enough Republicans to agree on what to do about this but I do blame the Freedom Caucus for this screwup, you should always take what you can get and come back again for more.

  • VIDEO: U.S. Navy Tests ‘Star Wars’ Electromagnetic Rail Gun That Can Destroy Targets up [tr]

    03/24/2017 9:30:36 AM PDT · 21 of 40
    JAKraig to InterceptPoint

    4500 mph? That’s only Mach 6. I once worked on missiles that were faster than that. I think someone got the wrong information.
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    That is the “un-classified” speed. Research papers say 7000 MPH.

    Yes at 125 miles the slug will be less speed than it left but not much. It will go through a “Lot” of concrete and kill a lot of people inside a concrete building. It will tear right through most armor because of the speed which is a force multiplier. There is no armored vehicle that can be protected from that kind of speed.

    The speed is something like a hundred miles a minute. I would not want to be on the receiving end.

  • We are not Living in the Last Days

    03/24/2017 7:50:10 AM PDT · 19 of 44
    JAKraig to Kenton

    Oh come on. People have believed that the end times will occur during their lifetime for a couple thousand years, . . . . .

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    I think this is a little wrong, I think people in many ages have “hoped” for the last days and Christ’s return.

    People in many ages have observed the events of their day and wondered how much longer Christ could put off His return but when you look at the way people lived it is unlikely they really believed He would return during their lifetimes.

    I think the same is true today. People say it couldn’t get any worse than it is right now. Those people however do not really believe it because they are still eating, drinking and making merry. It can get much worse and will.

    If you ever find a group of people who are truly engaged in Christian activity, helping each other, taking care of the poor widows and fatherless, teaching Christ and preaching to the world you might want to sit up and take notice, they may know something we don’t.

    I am not speaking of Socialism or Communism. Those “isms” say they practice all the virtues but do not nor do they give the credit to Christ.

    When some group comes along and does all these things in the name of Christ we might want to pay attention. At that point I might become more convinced that He will soon return.

  • FBI Director James Comey Lied To Congress About Trump Surveillance

    03/23/2017 11:38:56 AM PDT · 73 of 75
    JAKraig to LibertarianLiz
    Lying to Congress is a FELONY.

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    What is really interesting is what information Obama and his cronies were able to see. They learned what the Trump agenda was, how they were going to get things done and who they would be appointing to various positions. That means team Obama had a head start trying to thwart the progress of Team Trump. This is pretty bad stuff here and definitely worthy of prison time in my eyes. State secrets, spying.

  • US military tests new 'game-changer' electromagnetic railgun that can fire projectiles from (tr)

    03/23/2017 11:25:05 AM PDT · 42 of 45
    JAKraig to doorgunner69
    Since modern anti-ship missiles are commonly capable of violent evasive maneuvering prior to impact, I doubt this gun can do much to them.

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    Missiles are able to Maneuver quite a bit but movements take time. These projectiles travel at 1-1/2 miles per second or there-abouts, so when the missile sees it from two miles out it has about 1/2 second to decide what to do and get it done before being hit. As much mass as a missile is it can't move that fast in changing course. By the time the onboard computer gets the message to the control mechanism the slug will have already hit it.

    It is simply hard for a person to conceive just how fast these rail gun slugs are.

  • US military tests new 'game-changer' electromagnetic railgun that can fire projectiles from (tr)

    03/23/2017 9:10:54 AM PDT · 39 of 45
    JAKraig to jpsb
    All gun barrels have a limit on how many times they can be accurately fired.

    I'm curious how quickly air resistance would reduce projectile speed down to that of a normal gun projectile.

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    This gun barrel is different than a conventional gun. The barrel does not develop pressure behind the round as it goes through the barrel. Instead the round is magnetically pushed through the barrel with little friction. The flame you see is not so much from the barrel as the carrier that propels the round being vaporized by the electricity on either side of the round.

    Since 7000 miles per hour is approximately 2 miles per second there is very little time for much reduction in speed of the round before hitting the target. Even if the speed is reduced by 1/2, 3500 mph, that is still the equivalent of 17 football fields in one second. I would hate to be hit with a cannon ball going that fast.

    This is a very mean weapon. As far as size is concerned it is tiny compared to say a 16 inch gun. It flies a round 4 or 5 times farther in less than 1/10th of the space used by conventional 16” guns.

    These guns can be mounted on a destroyer instead of a battleship, a destroyer could become more dangerous than any previous battleship.

    The round being used now is depleted uranium because of its great weight, that means its inertial profile will carry it 100 miles. Surface mounted radar can only detect surface craft out to a little over 80 miles, that puts the weapon beyond the reach of most navies that don't have aircraft carriers.

    Eventually these guns will have to use other materials. While expended uranium is not as expensive as a missile it is much more expensive than lead but it is also much heavier than lead. Some version of hardened lead will eventually be used as a shorter range round for these rail guns while the more advanced expended uranium rounds will be saved for longer range targets.

    These guns are simply amazing and deadly. The round flies so fast that they are not nearly as much affected by wind and humidity as conventional rounds. The are more deadly than explosive rounds because the high speed impact they actually cause explosive damage on impact. On impact the round becomes molten metal destroying everything it hits and it hits a lot because of its weight and speed. It is like a throwing a tomato down on a hard surface, when it splats it goes everywhere. When the molten uranium goes everywhere it causes disastrous consequences. You don't want to be anywhere near.

  • LIVE Stream: President Donald Trump Holds Rally in Louisville, KY 3/20/17

    03/20/2017 6:53:00 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    JAKraig to acapesket
    My wife and I were there and could hardly believe how many people were there. I don't know what the reporters are saying but I don't see how there could have been less than 15000 people there. It was full. I think Trump himself was amazed how many people were there. Louisville is not that big a city. Trump said there were long lines still trying to get in, they couldn't it was full.

    We didn't see any protesters inside. Outside there were a hundred or so with professional signs, Soros slaves.

    We had a good time. It was supposed to start at 7:30, that is when his plane touched down but the airport is across the street. He was talking by 7:40. Mitch McConnell was there and booed. Matt Bevin was there and the people couldn't stop screaming, they love him.

    There were hundreds of security people. I had a small pocket knife in my pocket, they took it from me, I guess they thought I would throw it a hundred yards to hit the president. It was a good knife but I stood in line a long time I was not going to start at the end again.

    All in all I think a good time was had by all, we felt validated, finally.

  • Shaquille O’Neal says the Earth is flat, we’ve been lied to and he doesn’t care if you disagree

    03/20/2017 7:27:36 AM PDT · 65 of 136
    JAKraig to AppyPappy

    Theoretically, they are correct. If you drive 1000 miles west, there is no curve. The Earth is flat for us. You have to get really high up to see the curvature and nobody has time for that.

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    Actually, no. It is very easy to see earths curvature if trees and other things aren’t in the way. The next time you take a ship ride from a city notice that as you go out to sea that you can see the tops of buildings much longer than you can see the shoreline, that is an example of the visible curvature of the earth.

  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/20/2017 5:43:01 AM PDT · 55 of 55
    JAKraig to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    Telepathy, clairvoyance?
    Keep in mind you’re not a felon with a warrant or someone who should reasonably expect to get raided by cops. Usually, these sorts of people know it’s the cops the moment the door crashes down.

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    The first guy was not a felon.

    You really are clairvoyant aren’t you.

  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/20/2017 5:41:22 AM PDT · 54 of 55
    JAKraig to Greetings_Puny_Humans
    Just because a cop “CAN” get a no-knock warrant doesn't make it right. While it is possibly legal what the cops did that got one of them killed it is not necessarily right. A simple examination in a court room will free the man accused of murder.

    One, the cops used over 12 men at 3 in the morning or some other night time hour with flash-bang grenades and battering rams to surprise the people with no prior announcement of who they were. Because we live in the USA, have a constitution with a 4th amendment we don't expect cops to come charging into our homes at 3 in the morning without telling us.

    Two, the no-knock was not reasonable. With two people on regular time the man could have been stopped at a traffic stop, then the house searched without having to worry about armed resistance.

    Three, no attempt was made to see who was in the house before indiscriminate gunfire at the house was made by the cops. Total irresponsibility by the cops who are responsible for one of their own getting killed.

    No-Knock warrants are used by police forces often just because they are fun to do. They are used to display force because being a cop is such a boring job usually that a little excitement seems like a good thing for morale.

    The guy growing the weed, which is legal in some states, did not create anything like a situation that needed a no-knock raid. He was doing something illegal but it is also illegal to drive 80mph in a 70mph zone, I would not expect to be shot at for doing that. I believe that all illicit drugs are stupid and the drug laws should be enforced, but I don't condone killing for small time infractions of the law. The excuse for the raid was that he had guns. He probably had other legal substances in the house too. When cops start tearing down doors because someone owns a gun, legally I might add, then we are in a serious police state situation.

    This was a simply senseless death, it is a wonder more didn't die. The perp in this case could have conceivably gotten off with a fine after a court appearance, nobody needed to die, this is outrageous. This whole senseless, stupid raid was not the fault of the weed grower. Cops need to use some common sense.

  • Learning the Lessons of Lazarus and the Rich Man

    03/16/2017 1:57:11 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    JAKraig to Overwatcher

    I do not see Jesus condemning the Rich Man, nor does He praise Lazarus.
    This satire hit the mark precisely, because the Pharisees seethed with rage against Jesus.

    Consider the context, the setting and the audience and you might agree with me.

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    I am not disagreeing with you, I was simply adding to what was said. I do however believe that the main point of the story was the gulf between them and that though a man came back from the dead those in the rich mans condition would not listen in life. I really believe that Jesus used the name “Lazarus” in the story because he knew he would be raising Lazarus from the dead soon. A man did come back from the dead but many still did not listen, how sad.

    Today many still believe that if you are well off you are favored by God, the Jews in particular widely believe this and teach it.

  • Learning the Lessons of Lazarus and the Rich Man

    03/16/2017 10:49:25 AM PDT · 12 of 19
    JAKraig to infool7
    Lord, Please make me neither rich nor poor, that in great abundance I might forget you or in abject poverty curse you.

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    I pray instead for abundance that I might help those in need. I want the needy helped, I just don't want to force someone who doesn't want to do it to do it. There is a certain satisfaction in giving to those in need. While some will always be in need, the blind, the crippled etc, most however will not always be in need. When you help someone in need you and they may gain a new friend for life. Perhaps they will see Christ in your help to them and cling unto Him.

    I pray that I will always have enough that I am not a burden on someone else and that I will always accept the burden of helping others cheerfully.

  • Learning the Lessons of Lazarus and the Rich Man

    03/16/2017 9:29:50 AM PDT · 10 of 19
    JAKraig to Salvation
    There is much to be gleaned from this and other parables but sometimes we have a tendency to push parables a little too far.

    In my opinion what is notable in this parable is that the rich man was an active member of church, he likely paid his tithes and gave alms but was then unaware of those in need, this would be an easy situation to be in.

    In society today it is easy to ignore the plight of many, they don't live near us, they have drinking and drug problems that they brought upon themselves and they seem to spend the day wasting time instead of being in the pursuit of taking care of themselves and their families. Some because they have managed to do well in life feel that they are better than others, that is the heart of socialism. Leaders think they are so much better than the masses that they are qualified to run the lives of the underclass.

    It would be easy to fall in the trap of believing then that Socialism is not a bad thing since it takes care of people who cannot take care of themselves, but, I totally disagree. Socialism relieves people from having to make choices, from having to work or be responsible. When Adam and Eve were in the garden they made the decision to get off Socialism. They determined that it would be better to know good from bad in order to be like God. Christ has told us that we are indeed to be like God. We must make and be responsible for our decisions.

    Don't misunderstand the parable, it does not mean that Heaven will be filled only with poor beggars, it does not mean that the rich will be in Hell but in this case it means the rich man was not a good man and that perhaps ignored in life Lazarus was a good man. You can be rich and good, you can certainly be poor and bad.

    The parable makes a number of assumptions we should all note but the purpose of the parable was to show that there was a great gulf between Lazarus and the rich man and that though He (Christ) were to come back from the dead those who don't hear now would not hear then either. I think it is very instructive that the person The Lord raised from the dead in Bethany was named Lazarus. It was the raising from the dead of Lazarus in Bethany that really set the Chief Priests on edge and made them start plotting Jesus’s death.

    Now I will get to the point that many will throw rocks at me, Grace. It is by the Grace of Christ Jesus that we are saved, nobody, no matter how wonderful they are will earn their way to Heaven. There are many who say they are “saved” because they have believed on the name of Jesus. I fully suspect that the rich man of the parable was in this class although he believed in Abraham I think it was told by Christ to be instructive. The doctrine of once saved, always saved is wrong. Like the rich man we can say we have been saved, perhaps we were but we go through life like the rich man not caring for others, we will end up like the rich man, the closest we will get to Heaven is looking up to it.

    My wife is Mormon, they have an expression I like, “Endure to the end”. I really believe that is what Christ requires of us so that we will be eligible for His Grace.

    Endure.

  • President Trump's Tax Return Release: MSNBC is in Big Trouble

    03/15/2017 5:52:01 AM PDT · 38 of 40
    JAKraig to CIB-173RDABN

    After the Trump release its public domain info. Seems to me that should (unfortunately) let MSNBC off the hook.

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    It is one thing to verbally say something about a tax return even if it includes the amount of tax paid but entirely another thing to release the actual form with a variety of information on it including signatures. Trump has never released his forms, without a court order he is the only one who can, legally.

    I think MSNBC could and should be in trouble. Everyone who had the forms could be in trouble and I think should be in trouble.

  • New Critique: House Dem Concerned that Trump Is a President Who Stays Up All Night

    03/13/2017 1:28:08 PM PDT · 30 of 44
    JAKraig to EQAndyBuzz

    This idiot is a representative from the liberal end of Louisville, light in the loafers and light in the brains department.

  • Is Appendix carry safer than a Side carry?

    03/13/2017 10:54:05 AM PDT · 29 of 42
    JAKraig to Magnatron
    I know that everybody has their own preferred way to carry but I really like the clip that the Kel_Tec people have for their small carry weapons.

    I like this because on my left side the barrel of the gun points away from me and down slightly to my rear where if it went off it would not cause a problem other than scaring the crap out of me. This is the 9mm the 380 is even more concealable because the end of the clip is at the very back of the gun.

    With this clip I simply pull my shirt tail up slightly to make a little blouse over the hilt and I'm ready. A finger through my pants on the tip of the gun will push it up into my right hand ready. It is double action only with a heavy pull so that there is no accidental firing.

  • Trump: a Super-Hi IQ Behind Unwavering Loyalty to Voters

    03/13/2017 9:06:00 AM PDT · 30 of 86
    JAKraig to grobdriver
    This is the most exciting president since Ronald Reagan. Reagan was a brilliant man, you read his personal papers on a variety of subjects and you realize how much he really understood.

    Not many people can think as well as Trump, at 163 he is well into the genius range. I'm glad I'm not an opponent. McCain is an idiot who will only harm himself more as he spars with Trump. Obama while not a dummy has the Communist left at his side to make him look better than he is. The press however can only cover for Obama’s mistakes for so long before the people start seeing what he and his followers really are, America haters.

    You remember how everyone thought that Hillary would be the next President, well she is an idiot compared to Trump. Even with her hundreds of millions of ill-gotten dollars she lost. Even with the help of the media, she lost.

  • The SKS Is the Cockroach of Weapons

    03/13/2017 8:45:07 AM PDT · 20 of 38
    JAKraig to slipper
    I have only one but it is incredibly accurate out to 100 yards, farther than than that I get out the old Mosin-Nagant which I can trust out to 1000 yards. I think if I needed to do sniper work I would use the Mosin-Nagant, I'm surprised more don't use it for that, they can really reach out. The old guns look like old guns but then again they do the job.

    When I first got the SKS ammo was $.05 per round, today if I can find it for under 10 times that I feel fortunate.

  • How AMD’s Naples X86 Server Chip Stacks Up To Intel’s Xeons

    03/13/2017 8:33:15 AM PDT · 7 of 19
    JAKraig to thirst4truth
    The days of 2,3,and 486’s were heady days with a new, faster processor coming out every several weeks or few months. I always had to get the newer machine. I loved the AMD chips, cheaper and ran as well as most Intel chips but the AMD chips could be pushed up with higher clock speeds if you were willing to cool the chip. I had a lot of fun with those chips but now my phone will do more than they could even pushed.

    I have been holding off upgrading to an I7 from my AMD FX, now I know what I was waiting for.

  • Private Detective Claims Trump has Evidence of Paper Trail to Obama Wiretap

    03/09/2017 6:00:30 AM PST · 22 of 35
    JAKraig to DEPcom
    No offense to anybody: However I am not impress by people like Hagmann and the ex-cia agent who come on the different news outlets and claim to be in the know…

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    There is some advantage in having experience, but, like you I like facts.

    I personally believe that it is likely that Trump is the smartest person to occupy the office of President of The United States since Thomas Jefferson, that says a lot.

    It is truly hard for me to believe that a guy as smart as Trump, who has always been right, would say something publicly he can't back up with proof. He likely suspected being tapped all along but once in the office has access to proof.

    Everyone on the left expected Clinton to win and their illegal activities to be hidden forever and even if found not prosecuted. It could get interesting. While I do not expect to see Clinton or Obama behind bars it is possible that some actors in the crimes will be behind bars and that Clinton and Obama will be politically deeply harmed. They will be in the same category as Nixon, not crooks that everybody knows are crooks. My hope is that their convictions of crimes will hurt them horribly financially and that congress will impeach both of them. It is my understanding that even once out of office you can be impeached, where if convicted never allowed to hold office again. As a further punishment I would love to see any Federal pensions removed from them. Let them have Social Security just like everybody else.

  • Obama Administration Looks To Be In Very Serious Legal Trouble

    03/06/2017 9:22:24 AM PST · 34 of 38
    JAKraig to gibsonguy
    Comey f**ked him but good. Another mistake, why was he still there?

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    I thought the same thing except the quote of Comey did not come from Comey but some reporter that quoted someone else. We have not see Comey and I suspect we will. What Comey did was simply say that FBI didn't do it and asked the Justice Department to say the same thing (he knows they can't) and then embarrass themselves and spill the beans.

    Trump is probably the smartest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, IF he really yelled at Sessions and Bannon it was to encourage them to get out of spineless mode.

    I don't know if the O will ever be in legal trouble because of the Democrats in the Senate but his surrogates will be convicted of crimes and they WILL implicate him to avoid lengthy prison terms.

    I hope that the crimes of information dissemination can be also laid onto the press who cooperated with the Obama administration.

    People in general don't understand just how devoted to their cause most Marxists are. O is a Marxist. Hillary is a Marxist. Podesta is a Marxist. Lynch is a Marxist. The reason they risked what they risked by continuing to break the law after the election is that they think they can wound Trump enough that he will never be able to prosecute them, they even believe that there will be a call to remove Trump from office. They believe that if they can get the Senate back that they can perhaps do this and get a Democrat back in charge of Justice. That is all then need do, get one of their supporters high up in Justice.

    I'm betting on Trump against all the horrible odds of the Press and Democrats. I suggest if you want him to succeed that you pray for him every day.

  • Way Too Many People Make the Same Dangerous Mistake With Fancy Cameras

    03/06/2017 8:05:38 AM PST · 63 of 64
    JAKraig to al_c
    This is all so trivial. When you get a camera you may or may not use the strap that came with it. I choose not do because the strap says “D800” on it and I don't want every Tom Dick and Harry knowing I have an expensive camera to steal.

    That being said I have a custom strap that is long enough to use across the shoulder with a second strap around my chest to keep it from flying around as I walk. The camera is always just below my waist on the right side where I can easily grab it and take a shot.

    Now all that being said, I have learned since I started photography in the early 60’s that style is unimportant. What you get when you shoot is all that counts.

    Technology has changed. I remember when I thought I was pretty cool pushing ASA 800 film to about 2000 in the dark room using warm baths and extra time and strong solutions. Yeah the grain wasn't good but the contrast was OK. Now taking pictures is so easy anybody can do it with the right equipment. A large sensor with good low light sensitivity and great glass will allow anybody to do well. My D800 is a bit slow on burst rate but I could have really used it taking pictures at basketball games in college. Back then you didn't even think color for sports, nobody had film fast enough, and there was no burst rate. I can get better pictures at ISO 6400 and f:2.8 than I ever could with 800 ASA even at f:1.4.

    I'm impressed with the state of art of camera sensors. My 800 has about 14.3 stops of dynamic range at F:100, the D810 about 14.7. That is just impossible to get my head around. I don't think I ever used film that could do that well.

  • Wow President Trump Behind This? Triple Electronic 4th Dimensional Chess Move or CIA Stupidity?

    03/06/2017 6:58:41 AM PST · 69 of 108
    JAKraig to rpierce

    Seriously, how deluded some people are to think they can pull this kind of stuff off on a national stage, and not get found out.

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    Your not thinking clearly. Sure now that Trump is president it is easy to think they did something stupid, but remember they thought that their actions would keep Trump out and with Hillary as POTUS this would all be swept under the rug and nobody would care.

    They didn’t care about getting found out AFTER they accomplished their goal.

  • Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces New Technology for Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries

    03/03/2017 6:01:17 AM PST · 54 of 105
    JAKraig to itsahoot

    You should also reflect on the fact that technology has no political persuasion.
    Except for Solar Cells and Wind Mills.

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    I have 12kw of solar cells and 3300 amps (20 hour rate) of battery. My batteries are lead acid. The batteries won’t catch fire although with all that amperage they could sure heat something else up to catch fire.

    Edison invented Nickle Iron batteries over a hundred years ago that are VERY good and safe and the ones built a hundred years ago (some of them) are still running fine.

    Technology is great. In four hours I can generate more than enough electricity to last all day and most of a second day, that includes my A/C and electric cooking. I’m considering getting a heat pump hot water heater, I have gas now and hate to think I’m not using all my solar power.

    Technology has allowed me to run 15 light bulbs on what I used to run 1 on.

    Ultra capacitors will someday store electricity much more efficiently than a battery at a huge weight savings. I love being alive in this age. I remember when I used to get a new motherboard and CPU about once ever few months because of the fast advances.

    They will eventually invent much better batteries and much better solar cells.

  • 2018 Democrat Landslide?

    03/01/2017 9:08:47 AM PST · 109 of 138
    JAKraig to norwaypinesavage

    I used to think that Glenn Beck was a pretty smart guy, but he lost his mind when he became a Trump hater. I was a subscriber to his channel, I pulled the plug and refuse to listen to anything he has to say anymore, he’s just crazy!

  • AMD’s Ryzen chips could spark price (or performance) war with Intel

    02/28/2017 5:59:47 AM PST · 19 of 19
    JAKraig to Ernest_at_the_Beach
    Because of my wanting to encourage AMD and discourage monopoly in the computer chip market I have only bought AMD chips for more than 20 years. I put together my own computers and have been pretty lucky with good AMD chips. The last few years however I have been contemplating moving to Intel because of the lack of competitive chips from AMD, there has been a real dearth of anything comparable to the Intel chips in the I7 range. This new AMD chip is good news I will be upgrading soon.

    The thing is with Win-10 is that it really likes memory and SSD to operate on. I have converted all my computers to SSD for C Drives, they boot in a few seconds. If you purchase an app that will take advantage of multi-threading then there can be a dramatic speed up with multi thread multi core chips. What the programmer has done in those programs is hand different operations to different cores or sometimes a different thread on the same core. Then on every clock tick instead of one instruction being processed there can be several. When you compare a chip to another and think there isn't much improvement because the older chip is 2.8GZ and the new one at 3.5GZ isn't really realistic. Perhaps the old chip has a dual core with 4 threads while the newer chip may have 4,6,8 or more cores with up to 4 threads for each core or possibly even more. Dual core isn't the same as having two processors but it is almost as good if the software takes advantage of it. Having 6 or 8 cores really makes a difference if your software can utilize it. Most software, especially older stuff does not utilize multi threading but some important stuff does. You don't need it for office productivity but if you are printing a long document and working on something else you can do things in the background and never even notice a slow down. Perhaps you want to play a music video while you are working in Autocad or PHotoshop, you may have the youtube video on one screen and the other application on another screen all while you are printing a 200 page report in the background. You can do all this with no perceptible speed decrease with the right processor and software. Perhaps you are doing all this and need to answer emails using Dragon Naturally Speaking running at the same time. It used to be that just one of these programs would bog down your system, now you can do all at the same time and not notice a problem or slowdown, pretty cool.

    If you work in front of a computer all day the speed increase is pretty nice.

  • Questions Surround Shooting of (86 Year Old)Retired Navy Veteran in His Own Home

    02/24/2017 1:08:27 PM PST · 34 of 60
    JAKraig to eyeamok

    We used to call this a :
    HOME INVASION ROBBERY and FIRST DEGREE MURDER, With Special Circumstances of Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Violent Felony.

    THEY ALL DESERVE LIFE IN PRISON!

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    While I couldn’t agree more with you about the wrongness of what happened, all the cops who participated must share some of the guilt, but, there was only one cop who shot his gun at the guy apparently.

    He should have to go to prison for a long time, what he did was evil and there was no excuse for it. I feel sorry for the stupid cop but examples need to be set or others will do the same thing.

    I agree that if there was no written policy on how to handle the situation then the chief should suffer severe punishment along with the city that hired him.

    This should never happen in America. The man was a war hero who was treated like a low down common criminal, actually worse. Criminals get to go in and out of prison this guy is dead and his poor wife a widow.

    I fear what will happen instead is that since the old man had a gun the cop will get off with NO PUNISHMENT. Mind you guns are legal. He probably had a newspaper and a church baptism certificate too. He has just as much right to have the gun as the newspaper and baptism certificate. Someone needs to pay!

  • President Trump Has Lunch With The Pope

    02/23/2017 11:52:43 AM PST · 10 of 16
    JAKraig to Peter ODonnell

    Trumps keeps Pope from walking on water.

  • George Will: Conservatives Will Turn on Trump By Mid-Summer

    02/22/2017 12:52:28 PM PST · 116 of 120
    JAKraig to Steely Tom

    George Will, or Curious George as I call him has never been right about anything he has said about Donald Trump. He never will be.

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/20/2017 8:35:30 PM PST · 69 of 204
    JAKraig to MHGinTN
    Have you read, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” ... is there a step in between? None I’ve found in Scripture.

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    I do feel the presence of The Lord most of the time. I guess I have been taught all my life that there will be a judgment day that comes after Resurrection. I think that because the Holy Ghost is available that we can have the comfort of The Lord even now. I suppose that The Holy Ghost would still be able to comfort us prior to the resurrection but after death, but I do not believe that God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Ghost are all the same, Certainly They are all God but they are not the same. Christ would not pray to Himself. Christ would not ask for the cup to be removed from Him, He even said He would do His Fathers will instead of His own in that prayer.

    I have a good friend who has returned to Catholicism after a religious experience in Rome who says that what is wrong with me is that I fail to realize that God is not limited to the 4 dimensions that us mortals live in. He says that in the construct of those dimensions what I say makes sense but that I am limiting the limitless God to what I know and that it is a serious mistake. Perhaps. It is hard to hang everything you hold dear to a conjecture. I try to make sense of The Holy Bible and that tells me the way I believe makes sense. But I realize that it may not make sense to others, especially those who are smarter and have a deeper understanding of dimensions beyond the 4 that I am familiar with.

  • BLM Agent Daniel P. Love Named in Investigation [ Cliven Bundy family and more ]

    02/20/2017 7:13:45 PM PST · 7 of 28
    JAKraig to Paladin2

    If any records have been destroyed it would be impossible for this trial to continue fairly. All Charges should be dismissed by the judge with sanctions and payment of the defendants legal fees.

    Love needs to be held in contempt of court and held in jail until the requested records are produced or until he admits that they were destroyed. I suspect that destroying the records is a pretty hefty no,no. I suspect that someone could get jail time over it.

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/20/2017 7:04:37 PM PST · 66 of 204
    JAKraig to mrobisr
    When you die where do you go if you are saved?
    To be with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

    So when you die and are saved you go directly to Heaven.

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    I don't know that Corinthians says you go directly to Heaven. I have always been inclined to believe that there will be a judgement day before we join God in Heaven.

    The Scriptures don't make it abundantly clear exactly when these things happen. Saying that when we die we go to God's rest or to be with The Lord doesn't mean that there aren't stops along the way or how long it takes.

    You may be right, perhaps it is immediate but I don't there there is enough scriptural proof of that.

    I was asked earlier if Christ was God. this is a difficult thing to understand. Although the Nicean Creed certainly makes a stab at it I don't think it is as easy as that. Christ Himself said He prayed to His Father, so in that sense they are not the same but they are both God. When He saw Mary on Easter morning He said He had not yet ascended unto His Father. I doubt that He would talk about ascending to Himself.

    When Stephen was being stoned he looked up into Heaven and said he saw Christ Standing at the right hand of His Father.

    It is not my intention to start a discussion, certainly not an argument about The Trinity. We probably don't all understand it the same way is all I was saying. I'm not sure how much it matters that I may not have a perfect understanding of the relationship of Christ to God His Father, but I know it is important that I accept Christ as my Savior and to follow Him and do my best to be like Him.

    You may recall that when the first Nicean Creed in 325 was written that those who would not accept it were to be banished from the church. So many Bishops departed that Constantine relented and let them come back and hold their positions. It wasn't until 385 when the Creed was made 100% mandatory. After that you may have been burned at the stake or certainly banished if you didn't accept it. Anything short of that was then considered heresy. If the early Church leaders couldn't understand or even accept the Creed's version of The Trinity then I'm not worried about me not getting it exactly right, there are many things much more important.

    As I said what is important is to follow Him. I think that if you don't “try” to be like Him that it is unlikely that His grace will be sufficient for you. If you learn late about Christ and accept Him late, the reward is the same as if you worked to emulate Him all your life, but, if you knew about Him and did not follow Him I don't think it will be well with you on judgment day.

  • The media doesn’t call the shots — Trump does

    02/20/2017 6:24:50 AM PST · 13 of 32
    JAKraig to allendale
    So far I love what Trump is doing to the press, he makes them “little”. The Whinny press is fun to watch as they squirm and complain about their unfair treatment. What they report may not always be right but that to them is no reason to call it “Fake”. I love it.

    I was all about Ted Cruz until after I watched one of Trumps rally’s. I stopped sending Cruz money and started sending it to Trump. Money well spent.

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/19/2017 4:11:29 PM PST · 25 of 204
    JAKraig to righttackle44

    Second we must leave our sins on the alter and beg forgiveness of them.

    Not according to Scripture. I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

    There is no begging here.

    Neither was there begging by the forgiven malefactor on the cross: Luke 23:42-43: “42 And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” 43 And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

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    What you say doesn’t work. It is true what you say but The Lord had not been to Heaven to see His Father when He spoke to Mary at the Tomb on Easter Morning. There must be a resting place between Heaven and Hell that Christ called Paradise. Where ever they were it wasn’t in Heaven since Christ hadn’t been there yet.

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/19/2017 4:06:44 PM PST · 24 of 204
    JAKraig to metmom

    Some say it is a simple matter of confessing Christ Jesus as Lord, it is not that simple.
    So what else do you think is required?

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    Repentance. The Lord told the Adulteress to go her way and sin no more.

    You can’t expect The Lord to not care whether or not we try to stop sinning. The Lord wants sinners to turn their lives around and come unto him.

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/19/2017 6:58:58 AM PST · 5 of 204
    JAKraig to metmom

    Grace is probably the most misunderstood word in the English language and the most misunderstood concept in the Christian world.

    The Grace of God is not a free get out of jail ticket that so many Christians profess it to be. Grace simply means that despite our imperfections, our sinning state that God accepts us because of the Love that The Lord Jesus Christ has for us, but that is IF and only IF we accept Him as Lord and Savior and try to do his will, repent of those sins that would separate us from Him.

    People often associate FREE with Grace. Grace is not free. Christ paid for the ability to offer Grace, He paid a huge price by bearing our pains and sorrows and accepting our punishment for our sins. He paid a horrible price for the ability to offer us Grace. He however requires a price from us before we are offered Grace. First we must accept Him as Lord and Savior, Second we must leave our sins on the alter and beg forgiveness of them. Some say it is a simple matter of confessing Christ Jesus as Lord, it is not that simple. There will be a rude awakening for many people who believe that on Resurrection morning.

    The Lord loves us and wants us to be His, but He also wants us to love and serve Him and we can’t serve Him in sin.

  • Which of Your Assets Are Most Likely To Survive The "System Reset"?

    02/06/2017 1:22:06 PM PST · 59 of 65
    JAKraig to Stentor

    my property would be of no use to the government. If they were coming after my property, things would have to have deteriorated so much that that would be the least of my, or anybody else’s problems.

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    You don’t understand. The government doesn’t want your property, the bank does. When the government forces you or the bank to sell your property for taxes only the bank will have money to buy it. You will be out on the street.

  • Which of Your Assets Are Most Likely To Survive The "System Reset"?

    02/06/2017 1:15:24 PM PST · 57 of 65
    JAKraig to rigelkentaurus
    you must not know what happened to the millions of farms and homes that were lost in the depression.

    Once you lose your income and can't keep up your payments or keep up your tax payments your home(s) are gone. Same with any asset you owe money on.

    If you have something get it paid for. If you have it paid for store enough cash to pay taxes for at least a few years. Once you have that cash convert some of it to precious metal, I prefer silver but whatever works for you.

    What this guy says in not silly, it is inevitable. You can't continue to flood the market with counterfeit and expect nothing bad to happen. If you listem to what is preached in this paper you will likely survive whatever happens.

  • On Trial: Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Win Over Seattle Judge’s Nationwide Order

    02/05/2017 11:13:24 AM PST · 105 of 107
    JAKraig to eyeamok
    I could hardly agree with you more that there is the possibility of the congress writing into law what can and cannot be appealed to a court system, but, The Congress does not do this. Since it does not do this then there is nothing the Congress can do NOW for laws that already exist, they are able to be adjudicated by the courts all the way to the Supreme Court. Congress would have to repeal a law and write a new one with restrictions before it could have any affect on what is happening now. It isn't going to happen, unfortunately.
  • On Trial: Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Win Over Seattle Judge’s Nationwide Order

    02/04/2017 11:03:55 AM PST · 74 of 107
    JAKraig to eyeamok
    They are Absolutely Controlled by CONgress according to Article 3, Section 2.

    ...the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

    They have Only exercised this option ONCE in the History of the Republic, and it’s high time to use it again.

    Congress has ALL the power in washington, the executive and judicial branch operate according to the whims of CONGRESS!

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    Congress can decide which cases the lower courts can hear. If a case is heard in a lower court then it can be appealed until there is a law which says otherwise, there is no law. There never will be a law that denies the Supreme Court appeal rights.

    The only place to stop it is in the lower courts. It would be easy for congress to take away their jurisdiction. Even then I would not be surprised to see the Supreme Court take a case they had no right to take and declare they do, then what do you do. Ever since Marshall decided that it was the final arbitrator of what is and isn't Constitutional they have made themselves the most powerful of the three branches of government.

  • On Trial: Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Win Over Seattle Judge’s Nationwide Order

    02/04/2017 9:01:02 AM PST · 60 of 107
    JAKraig to eyeamok
    The Federal Courts are a CREATION OF CONGRESS, CONgress Controls them, and they have Carte Blanche to tell the supreme Court what they can and CAN NOT DO!

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    Close.

    The Supreme Court is a separate branch of the US Government, they were not created or controlled by congress. All the lower courts however are created by congress and congress can indeed decide where they have jurisdiction.