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Posts by JAKraig

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  • GE Breaks Ground On Ontario Engine Facility

    08/29/2016 6:33:57 AM PDT · 16 of 19
    JAKraig to cp124

    GE is a corporation, they have to make a profit. If the CEO fails to make the best possible profits they will be fired. I can’t blame them, it is a shame the US can’t compete to keep businesses.

    When Trump lowers the corporate tax rate to 15% business will be able to keep enough of their profits to want to stay here. I would prefer no corporate tax, but certainly 15% is better than 35% or more

  • "Anecdotal Evidence is Wrong"--or is it?

    08/23/2016 4:41:38 PM PDT · 18 of 39
    JAKraig to x

    Some people are afraid to tell pollsters they’re voting for Trump.
    The other side of the coin is that some people who’ve said they’re voting for Trump may be so worn down by all the controversies that they may just not go to the polls in November.

    I’m not convinced that crowd sizes and crowd enthusiasm are that important though. If they were, Trump would be running against Bernie Sanders.

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    Sanders lost because the election was rigged.

    I knew after a couple of Trump rally’s that Trump would be the next president. I don’t even think it will be close.

  • Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is the best smartphone on the planet, period

    08/23/2016 2:22:26 PM PDT · 39 of 53
    JAKraig to Dacula
    I got an LG Stylo 2 last week as a less expensive version of the Note7.

    Works fine and has all of the bells and whistles of the Note7.

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    My wife has the Stylo 2 and I have the Note 4.

    Yes, the Stylo is a nice phone for the price and has several of the Note features but not even close to all of them.

  • Rand Paul: Clinton should be in jail, vote Trump [VIDEO]

    08/23/2016 12:01:50 PM PDT · 3 of 19
    JAKraig to faithhopecharity

    I like Paul. He was not my choice for president but I will be glad to vote for him as one of my senators.

  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 1:35:33 PM PDT · 104 of 131
    JAKraig to Harmless Teddy Bear

    I would think that if I was a deaf mute I would carry a card that said that along with a note book and pencil for communication with those who don’t understand sign language but that is Monday morning quarterbacking.

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    Most deaf people today socialize almost exclusively with other deaf people or friends who sign.

    Years ago, deaf people learned to read lips and even speak, once signing became available deaf people didn’t see the necessity of reading lips or even speaking, signing is dramatically easier and is many cases faster.

    About 50 years ago while in college I befriended a deaf/dumb kid. He could speak a little and could read lips pretty good because his parents put him in a deaf school. He didn’t know know about signing until one day he met someone in school who signed. That was it, he no longer wanted anything to do with the school and was very angry with his parents for hiding this means of communicating from him. He refused to communicate with his parents unless it was signing. He and I communicated mostly by writing notes. Watching him with his deaf friends was amazing, they communicate very easily and fast with each other. They have many universal slang signs that basically substitute for a whole sentence. The problem is that when signers only are away from signers they are like a fish out of water, nearly helpless.

    Most of the deaf I have associated with have a horrible handwriting (scribble).

  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 12:31:28 PM PDT · 75 of 131
    JAKraig to Moonman62
    You’re obviously biased. Nobody has all the facts yet.

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    Moonman6, I don't need ALL the facts. I need the facts that say he was unarmed and that neighbors saw him get out of his car and get shot. He didn't have a hostage, he didn't have a record, he is just dead. That is enough for me to eliminate any justification for shooting him.

  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 12:16:23 PM PDT · 57 of 131
    JAKraig to Scythian_Reborn
    Everybody is acting like the media, over-reacting when little facts are in, let’s wait a bit shall we ... ?

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    there was a neighbor who saw the deaf man get out of the car and start signing and then he was shot.

    A 28 year old man, nearly still a kid who wasn't trying to do something bad, is dead. I can simply not bend my mind enough to figure out what could have happened to justify his death.

    If it was your kid that was dead in this situation you wouldn't think my reaction is an overreaction. This is just plain wrong.

  • Cop Shoots and Kills Unarmed Deaf, Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language

    08/22/2016 12:06:51 PM PDT · 53 of 131
    JAKraig to Moonman62
    In the land of the free, a deaf man suspected of driving too fast can be killed in cold blood.

    ...

    That’s jumping to conclusions, but when you’re trying to whip up emotions against the police I suppose it’s allowed.

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    Jumping to conclusions? Ok Moonman6, just explain to me a good reason to shoot a man who is unarmed and making signs with his hands.

    In my opinion, there can not be any justification for shooting a small unarmed man if you are a cop. You have a baton, you have a taser and you have your hands. If the only way you can manage the situation is shooting then you don't need to be a cop.

    I highly suspect the cop will serve time for this stupidity. He can't serve enough to satisfy me. Serve and protect? Hardly.

  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/17/2016 11:38:38 AM PDT · 101 of 103
    JAKraig to JohnT416
    Won’t an EMP burn out all of the electronins in AC Units and all Generators (gas & solar), making them useless?

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    Most of the damage in an EMP comes from transmission of very high voltages and amperage from induced currents into long transmission lines. Damage in most homes and transmission equipment happens because they are connected to these lines.

    Anything near the explosion could also suffer direct damage from the EMP but most of the US won't have to worry about that, long distance damage is greatly exaggerated in the press. I am connected to the grid but, I have had to place an overload device between me and the grid to protect the grid. It also protects me in the case of a spike which an EMP would cause on a grand scale. I do not anticipate any damage to my equipment or household goods because of the disconnect.

    If there is ever any reason to believe that EMP is imminent then disconnect all you can except while using it. Turn off he main to your power panel and you will likely be unharmed and can then use your portable generator to make life more normal again. Make sure you keep plenty of gas on hand, it could be a long while before gasoline distribution gets back on line.

  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/15/2016 7:37:02 PM PDT · 97 of 103
    JAKraig to Karl Spooner

    ..3300 amps of battery storage for 20 hours which means I can use the battery for a week and a half before I worry about it.
    39KW?
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    No, actually it is 3300Amps rated at 20 hours.

    It is a 48Volt Battery so that works out to a little over one megawatt total in 20 hours. I will not likely use more than 25killowatt a day except in very hot weather, if the weather is hot there will be sunshine to charge my batteries at the rate of nearly 12KW per hour for over 6 hours in the summer.

    I realize that I have more storage than I am ever likely to use but the life of a battery is in the number of deep discharges. Taking 15 or 20% out of a battery is nothing, it will last many more years than the rated life of 7-10 years at 2000 to 3000 full discharges.

  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/15/2016 9:25:37 AM PDT · 29 of 103
    JAKraig to Bringbackthedraft

    I have 12KW solar cells on the roof, 3300 amps of battery storage for 20 hours which means I can use the battery for a week and a half before I worry about it. I have a natural gas 16KW gen to charge the battery and a 6KW backup gasoline generator.

    I’m old and I really like my A/C, I don’t plan to be without it just because of a grid failure.

  • How Do We Know It’s the True Church?

    08/14/2016 5:46:57 PM PDT · 28 of 122
    JAKraig to ADSUM
    This is an interesting glimpse into the mind of someone who does not understand authority. Authority does not come from tradition, it does not come from history, certainly it is not adaptable, authority does not have to be objective, authority is not adaptable, it either is or isn't, authority is for sure universal but that precludes it being local, authority has nothing to do with education in either the source of the authority or the people to whom the authority applies, in my finite mind authority is not human, it is however divine though it may have a human voice. If authority is not divine it is not authority it is simply the mingling of scripture with human philosophy.

    Fr. Dwight Longenecker has given us interesting thoughts but they are incompatible with authority. Authority comes from God and yes His designated servants. Just because a council does not like what God has put in place does not give them authority to change it. I suspect that most people would like women to be ordained to the priesthood but if God says no, then no amount of discussion can make the answer “Yes” come from God.

    While the Protestant world at least most of it claims scripture as their authority there are so many interpretations of scripture that in only the rarest of cases can the scripture be claimed as authority. Only the persons serving in their divinely appointed positions can say that “the scripture says this”!

    Either the Pope is the conduit to Heaven or he is not if he is then nothing any other group has to say really matters, if he is not then the same holds true, then we are just making it up as we go along.

  • Florida woman dead after accidentally shot by officer during citizen police academy roleplay

    08/10/2016 11:54:16 AM PDT · 113 of 122
    JAKraig to bgill

    There is no excuse for not using a fake gun and/or checking his weapon so no accident. Yank his badge and fire his butt.

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    I’m pretty sure there are guidelines for this kind of activity that include making sure that what happened can’t happen. Someone didn’t follow the rules and got someone killed, negligence, that means man slaughter, Jail time is deserved.

  • Here's what pilots who've flown the F-35 have to say about the most expensive weapon's project

    08/06/2016 10:47:41 AM PDT · 15 of 46
    JAKraig to sten

    put them in the F-22 and ask them to choose.

    F-35 ... if your opponent is long range and no dog fighting is required

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    ALL F35 Pilots were F-22 Pilots first most also flew either the Eagle or F18.
    The 35 is a very advanced plane. It is however not designed for close in dog fighting with guns, it is designed to kill the enemy before the enemy even knows the 35 is in the vicinity. Read a little more about it before you condemn it. So far in battles with the F22 it has won EVERY battle with up to 3 F22’s going against one F35. The same is true for the F15 for up to 5 15’s against one F35. This plane is a killer of enemy planes and it does it so before they know they are even targeted. These were Top Guns trying to get the F35 and they were unable to do it even in a coordinated attack.

  • Question about Benghazi

    08/05/2016 8:22:49 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    JAKraig to HogsBreath
    So I ask, what was so important about removing Assad?

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    Are you really asking or do you have your tongue firmly planted in your cheek?

    Remember that Assad is a close ally of Iran. The Obama administration however is close to the Muslim Brotherhood. They supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and wanted the Brotherhood to have power in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia and Syria. Iran and the Brotherhood are not allies, they want the same thing basically but have different means, the Brotherhood is more political and Iran is more religious but they have totally different leaders. The revolution against Morsi was a real shock to the Obama administration, one they are still trying to recover from.

    Obama wants to rid the world of Israel but as long as there are those who oppose the Brotherhood it is unlikely to happen.

    What people don't realize about Obama is that they think he is all about race, that is just political hype, he is all about the Brotherhood.

  • 3 Things Reagan Said About Trade That Apply Today

    08/05/2016 7:52:29 AM PDT · 25 of 64
    JAKraig to 1rudeboy

    The article says the truth but there is information that is not included that should have been. Namly, the US does not now have free trade. The US discounts our trade to importers. It is cheaper here to sell than anywhere in the world, in effect the US subsidizes imports. Before you get mad and call me crazy understand a couple of things. US Manufacturers have to pay up to 39% of their profits as taxes, that is over 1/3rd of the profit is lost. The US requires manufacturers to conform to many, many regulations that are costly and require added employees to deal with it.

    Importers don’t have to deal with either of these things. Some countries have business that is wholy owned by the government so that they don’t pay taxes and in many cases have few if any environmental concerns. On top of that instead of welfare they just assign citizens to work in said factory at a low salary. They avoid the cost of welfare and we support their workers who work for a company that pays no taxes but gives all the profits to the government because the government owns the factory. In the US about 70% of every dollar taxed goes to transfer payments, welfare and Social Security. I know there is a special tax for Social Security but the government spent that a log time ago and now the money comes out of the general fund.

    I would ask why we would make our companies conform to regulations and then discount purchasing to companies outiside the US who don’t. It is foolish. It is a prescription for failure and it is working wonderfully.

    In Japan importers have to comply with all the same regulations in the manufacturing process that the domestic companies do, that is why we don’t sell beef or cars there. Their beef is way more expensive there but mostly because the government forces the growers to conform to a ton of regulations.

    I think Japan does it right. Why hamstring domestic and discount imports?

    We need to fix it. I think Trump understands this and will.

  • First Female Enlisted Sailor Gets Submarine-Qualified

    08/05/2016 7:28:20 AM PDT · 73 of 76
    JAKraig to napscoordinator

    Her brothers are NOT going to allow that to happen. The Chief’s Mess is tight. Thank God most of those on this thread are clueless.

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    How are her brothers not going to allow that to happen? It happens to almost everybody at least once. I lived on the Patrick Henry from 68 to 73 and one of the most fun things to do was watch for the new guy to flush while blowing tanks. You have to bend over the bowl to reach the handle, whoosh! I know it shouldn’t be so comical but it really was.

    For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, when you are underwater you have to save everything that goes down the drain in a tank. On occasion the boat comes up to a shallow depth, usually to get a satellite fix, when that happens the external pressure is greatly reduced so it doesn’t take as much air to blow the tanks to sea. When the tanks are blown to sea it takes time, more than a few minutes. The person who is doing that job hangs signs in the head saying that the shitters are being blown but there is always someone who gets out of bed to take a leak or a dump and ignores the sign. It is ok to do this as long as you don’t flush while the tank is pressurized. It doesn’t take much pressure to spray a lot of crap in your face. After you clean yourself then you get to clean up the area you just sprayed with $#It, you wake up and learn not to do it again.

  • First Female Enlisted Sailor Gets Submarine-Qualified

    08/04/2016 7:37:25 PM PDT · 54 of 76
    JAKraig to Bryanw92
    When I got my dolphins, you had to actually go to sea! If you were in the yards, they’d send you to another boat for a patrol so you could get your at-sea quals done. Or you waited until your boat got underway.

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    I could see getting a few signatures but “qualified” no eFen way. How can you be qualified if you have never even gone to sea. I can't wait till she blows the shitters on herself and everybody comes to see what the screaming is all about. It will look cute with the turds dripping out of her hair.

  • Student facing 50 day suspension for saying 'All Lives Matter'

    08/04/2016 6:37:46 AM PDT · 45 of 54
    JAKraig to gunsequalfreedom

    When I was in school I would have had to drive a thousand miles to surf.

  • The Sunni-Shia Divide and Islam’s Puzzling Origins

    08/02/2016 8:18:34 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    JAKraig to BeauBo

    I fail to see the great similarity between Catholicism and Islam though.

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    The ONLY similarity that I pointed out was that there was a time that believing in the wrong form of Christianity could make you forfeit your life.

  • The Sunni-Shia Divide and Islam’s Puzzling Origins

    08/02/2016 8:41:10 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    JAKraig to ResisTyr
    Do some research into the origins of Islam and the Roman Catholic Church. I think you might find it “eye-opening” if not “eys-popping-out-of-your-head” 😞 _______________________________________________________

    I could not agree with you more. that is not to be badmouthing Catholicism, but, most people have no true ideas about Constantine and the early Bishops of The Church.,

    There is much in Roman Catholicism that is similar in every other early Christian Church, especially The Sacraments. The mechanics of church operation is way different in the different churches and in the Roman church many of the organizational structures of government were put into place in The Church.

    While none of those things has much to do with the central doctrines of The Church, namely that God sent His Son to earth to be perfect so that he could innocently take our punishment for sins and to also allow his life to be innocently given for our sin so that we could live again with God. Since we were not perfect and any imperfect being could not stand to be in the presence of God someone had to be punished for our sin so we could stand before God and be judged sinless. From there however doctrines vary greatly.

    Prior to Constantine there was much division in The Church, different Bishops taught different doctrines. Once the Apostles were dead and those that walked with them were gone there was no longer a good connection to a source of knowledge that could set everybody straight on to the same path. I believe that Constantine saw this and realized that it must not continue in this disorganized fashion. He was after all a general and emperor, positions that were all about organization.

    After the some 300 or so bishops gathered and presented their view of doctrine he made a decision of what doctrines all would follow. Probably a wise decision for the health of The Church. Unfortunately in my opinion, after the council in 325 and especially after the 385 council great power over life and death and possessions were given to bishops and people were forced to either believe or forfeit all their possessions and their lives in many cases. Many were allowed to be banished for nearly 100 years but after that it was very much like Islam is today, be true to the faith or die. This worked very well until the printing press brought us into an age of enlightenment over a thousand years later. I would not like to have been a citizen of Rome in 325 but would love to go and visit and learn more of the people and their religion then.

  • OR: Misleading Headline of the Month: AP "Man who shot sleeping intruder"

    08/02/2016 8:00:02 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    JAKraig to eyeamok

    Maybe we should make any reporter get a license and a proficiency and safety test in truthful reporting before getting said license. All this of course only if they have never had a felony conviction and can pass a background test.

  • Dethroned Miss Florida USA 2017 Files $15 Million Lawsuit Against the Pageant

    08/01/2016 7:15:06 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    JAKraig to Boojum

    “Eh... Rules are rules. She knew it going into this gig. Can’t abide by them? Find another job.”

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    Didn’t you read the story? She didn’t break any rules, they lied and she has proof they did it maliciously, I don’t blame her a bit and I hope she gets every dime of the money she has asked for. How would you like to go around for the rest of your life as the person who cheated in a beauty contest when you didn’t?

  • Religious Conservatives and Donald Trump — the Cheapest Date in Politics?

    07/29/2016 11:15:19 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    JAKraig to Buckeye McFrog
    C19fan said:
    Trump is not everything they could wish for but he’ll let them live to fight another day.

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    I'm not so sure any more that Trump isn't what we all want. Since I have started looking at his stump speeches I'm really impressed by what he says.

    I have turned into a Trumpster even though I gave money to the Cruz campaign, I feel he wasted it but now I'm not sure Trump isn't even better. I believe him.

  • Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

    07/29/2016 8:58:09 AM PDT · 8 of 85
    JAKraig to Red Badger

    This will drive liberals crazy, it means we don’t need to get rid of cars, we just get the gas from the sun instead of the ground. Sounds great.

  • VIDEO: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on Releasing DNC Emails That Ousted Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    07/25/2016 12:28:05 PM PDT · 31 of 42
    JAKraig to thouworm
    Assange asked about the “Russian” hack at min 12:50

    He didn’t deny-—just said we never reveal our sources; said “dnc has been hacked dozens and dozens of times according to its own reports.”
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    Your answer to the question is a little misleading. Yes, he did say he didn't reveal his sources, and that they never have and never will, but, he called it a wild conspiracy story. While he wouldn't reveal his sources he said when asked the DNC also would not reveal their sources or “experts” that suggested it may have come from Russia. Assage did however go on to reveal who one of the DNC “Experts” were, and it was someone who has come up with wild conspiracy stories in the past who used to work at NSA. So one crazy guy who floats conspiracy stories says it was Russians and the DNC expects the press to dutifully carry it's water for them. I don't think that is going to float anywhere although I have heard it in the news.

    It's all a bunch of political hewy, just nonsense. The DNC has been hacked several times by a number of people. They likely have little more security than Hillary did. You can probably count on Assage revealing the 30000 deleted emails of Hillary but it won't be until the fall when there is nothing the DNC or Hillary can do about it. It will be too late to replace Hillary and too late for Hillary to get behind the story to discredit the revelations. You can bet however that right now the Hillary staff are preparing just that, a way to combat the revealed emails from Hillary.

  • DNC Wikileaks hack outs Hillary shill at Washington Post

    07/25/2016 7:18:03 AM PDT · 41 of 57
    JAKraig to DJ Frisat
    “The leaked emails confirm it.”
    Oh, you mean the leaked emails that Russia has tampered with to help Trump defeat Saint Hillary?

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    What utter nonsense. This all comes from Julian Assage, hardly a Russian or has anything to do with Russia. The Russians hate him as much as we do because he leaks Stuff about Russia all the time too.

    The accusation about Russia doing this was just Hillary's attempt at deflection, utter nonsense.

  • KimDotCom Suggests He Will Drop 'Smoking Gun' on Hillary October 26 (vanity)

    07/25/2016 6:02:35 AM PDT · 34 of 63
    JAKraig to TigerClaws
    I suppose Obama could pardon her his last day in office.
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    Pardon her? For what? She hasn't been indited. I am supposing that the only she wasn't indited was so that Trump could indite her without the risk of Obama giving her a pardon. If there is no crime then there can be no pardon. You can't sell indulgences here. You have to have something to pardon before you can issue a pardon. The FBI director may have done something very wise.

  • Erick Ericson: I Now Believe Donald Trump Is On Track to Win the Presidency

    07/25/2016 5:46:54 AM PDT · 21 of 86
    JAKraig to Pelham

    They are starting to finally see the writing on the wall. I don’t think it will even be close, Trump will win in a blow out.

  • Former assistant FBI director slams Comey's recommendation

    07/24/2016 5:51:22 PM PDT · 38 of 41
    JAKraig to captmar-vell

    It is hard to fire an FBI director they are appointed for a term.

    I think that charges weren’t brought because you can’t pardon someone who hasn’t committed a crime. I’m hoping that he is around long enough after Trump is president to be able to charge Hillary via the new Attorney General who will likely be Christie.

  • Three Simple Reasons Why Trump Will Win

    07/24/2016 5:35:52 PM PDT · 35 of 39
    JAKraig to HerrBlucher
    I am amazed at how quickly Trump thinks on his feet, he is a smart guy.
    He isn't a youngster yet still seems to be all there.
    He hasn't said anything that hurt my feelings or made me cringe except I cringed knowing that the left would take it and run with it.

    Trump is speaking the truth, the truth hurts. Hillary does have one advantage, the dead always vote for democrats. In the last presidential election there were approximately 12 million dead people that voted. While that is a small percentage of the total it would have been enough to get Romney elected.

    I'm certainly glad Romney did not run again, or at least did not win in the primaries that he thought he could steal.

    I have a feeling that Trump will win by more than any president ever, at least I sure hope that is the case.

  • That’s more like it! Watch Donald Trump Jr.‘s excellent convention speech

    07/20/2016 9:23:38 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    JAKraig to BenLurkin
    I have no idea who wrote his speech but he hit it out of the park, at the end he referred to his dad as his mentor and his best friend. What idiot would have Hillary for a best friend?

    I have turned into a Trumpster.

  • John Kasich's very public snub to Trump as he holds party for Republican 'friends' [trunc]

    07/20/2016 7:09:06 AM PDT · 54 of 92
    JAKraig to bgill
    The sad thing is that he could have gotten on the bandwagon and helped win Ohio in the general. I think Trump will win Ohio and when he does K-sick will have no leverage, have no thanks, he will be done.

    Trump could have used the party organization that Kasich has put together but will now have to spend resources to reorganize. Kasich is toast in national politics because of his own stupidity. Kasich will be too old to run in 8 years but he doesn't know it.

    What an idiot.

  • Jeff Sessions ignored on Fox & Friends(Vanity)

    07/19/2016 8:20:52 AM PDT · 39 of 42
    JAKraig to central_va
    Sessions gave a great speech but the hall was mostly quiet. There were many applause lines that didn't draw any applause, just dead silence. GOPe doesn't understand that free trade does not mean suicide. Trumps approach to trade deals is what we need.
  • Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup détat [DEFEATED!]

    07/18/2016 1:55:30 PM PDT · 180 of 619
    JAKraig to arthurus

    I will say that the never Trumpers made quite a ruckus. They weren’t as loud as the pro Trumpers but they really did make a lot of noise.

  • Right Side Broadcasting is reporting that the never Trumpers are staging a coup détat [DEFEATED!]

    07/18/2016 1:32:08 PM PDT · 91 of 619
    JAKraig to SueRae

    The chair simply shut it down by having a voice vote and declaring the never Trump as the looser in the vote.

  • Open Season on Cops

    07/18/2016 7:54:46 AM PDT · 13 of 33
    JAKraig to Kaslin

    There are a lot of wonderful cops who are selfless in serving their community, there also are plenty of bad cops who put themselves ahead of everybody else then shoot first and ask questions later.

    To have a lawful and peaceful society we have to take the bad cops with the good cops and follow the orders of all cops whether we like it or not. We have to hope that eventually we will have a day in court and someone will sort out the truth. When we don’t do this then we get to a lawless society where it is much worse. Not only then will cops shoot first but so will everybody else that has a gun.

    Bad cops need to pay for their mistakes. Good cops need to stop covering up those mistakes. Cops are trained and know what to do in a given situation, if they are too afraid to do their job as trained then they need to find another vocation.

    I believe in cops and hope that most of them are good members of society that want to serve but I’m also smart enough to realize that like any other group there are bad apples in the barrel. It should be ok to get rid of the bad apples. It should be ok to admit we have a few bad apples.

    We have bad doctors, we have bad lawyers, we have bad politicians and bad you name it. It is time to admit the truth.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/18/2016 7:42:46 AM PDT · 244 of 268
    JAKraig to IChing

    You falsely mischaracterize my position.

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    I’m sorry you believe that way. I have gone back and re-read all your posts and my responses to them, I do not believe I have what you said wrong. Perhaps you don’t mean what you say but what you said is in writing. You should perhaps re-read and re-evaluate.

    From my reading of your words you have assumed that the cop killed a criminal, a criminal that you believe was reaching for his gun after robbing a store to keep from getting caught, that is at least your implication.

    It is me who says we don’t know and in this country when we don’t know we have a presumption of innocence not guilt as you have ascribed.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/18/2016 7:07:12 AM PDT · 240 of 268
    JAKraig to IChing
    Furthermore, not only was Castile indeed a criminal, evidenced by chronic scofflaw/misdemeanor non-compliance and illegal drug use shown on video, we DO NOT know for a fact that he wasn’t one of the robbers in question.

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    I guess we don't know for sure that Castile was not the robber in question but that can be said for millions of other blacks certainly 100’s of thousands in the vicinity.

    Saying that someone should be dead because he may have been someone that someone described as a robber and saying that someone is a criminal for traffic violations is only showing your extreme racism. That is a hard thing for me to say, I a white guy from Kentucky, I remember telling black people to sit at the back of the bus in the 50’s so don't confuse me with being some liberal nut job.

    Racial discrimination is wrong and worse, it is immoral. I'm not against profiling, I understand that believing a person is more likely a bad guy because he is black and smokes weed but that is not a reason to kill him before you find out. That is what happened here. What you said in effect is that since it was possible that he was the robber then he deserved to die, that attitude belongs to a time long since past and to a South that no longer exists. It is is time to grow up and realize that all people are people.

    This was a contributing member of society and was killed down without good reason. Since tax dollars supported the killer then it is on all of us who's money supported the cop to bear the responsibility for it. When we do nothing to stop it it will happen again and again, some day we will have to answer for our inaction. I have chosen to speak out against the wrongs committed on innocent people, I will not hide my head in the sand and watch innocent people be punished for the mistakes of others.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/18/2016 5:53:25 AM PDT · 236 of 268
    JAKraig to IChing

    ...and your remark about killing a man for matching a robber description is more b.s., he reached toward his gun when ordered not to reach. Smh

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    That is your subjective reasoning. He was told to show his license, he reached down and was shot. Ok, maybe the cop thought he was reaching for his gun, we don’t know what the cop thought because he has not made a public statement, certainly though there is no evidence to support that. The man was not a criminal. It is not criminal to be stupid and he did what the cop told him to do instead of saying, “look I have a gun are you sure you want me reaching down toward it to get my papers out of my wallet?”

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling this murder but it was a mistake that did to have to happen. The dead guy was only guilty of exercising his constitutional right to carry, oh, and he happened to be black.

    I understand the fear of black men wearing dreadlocks and carrying guns but it does not make it a crime. Trayvon Martin was a thug who got what he deserved, gentle giant, hand up mike was a thug who got what he deserved but Castile was not a bad guy.

    You should start carrying a weapon and then you will start to understand what happened. Hopefully you will be smarter than Philando Castile was if you are pulled over and asked to produce papers. This one really bothers me, it just didn’t have to happen and I’m afraid the cops will protect the shooter who made the mistake by trying to make Castile look like a bad guy.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/17/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · 226 of 268
    JAKraig to IChing
    You said:
    B.S.! His hair, clothing, glasses and other features most certainly DID match the robber’s.

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    NO!

    You are wrong on all counts.

    Yes black men have black hair and both the suspect and the dead man had black hair. While both men had long hair like about 70% of all young black men they did wear it much different and the store hold up suspect had hair about twice the length of the dead man.

    While both men may have had a form of T-shirt on the dead man's shirt was not the color of the suspect.

    While it is true that both men wore pants the dead man had different color pants on than the suspect’s description.

    While they both did indeed have shoes they were described much differently.

    Glasses? you mean they both had sun glasses like about 95% of all black men? Get real.

    About the only thing they both had in common is that they both had guns and both were black. Simply not enough information to kill a man for.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/17/2016 8:31:18 PM PDT · 225 of 268
    JAKraig to IChing
    You said:
    B.S.! His hair, clothing, glasses and other features most certainly DID match the robber’s.

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    NO!

    You are wrong on all counts.

    Yes black men have black hair and both the suspect and the dead man had black hair. While both men had long hair like about 70% of all young black men they did wear it much different and the store hold up suspect had hair about twice the length of the dead man.

    While both men may have had a form of T-shirt on the dead man's shirt was not the color of the suspect.

    While it is true that both men wore pants the dead man had different color pants on than the suspect’s description.

    While they both did indeed have shoes they were described much differently.

    Glasses? you mean they both had sun glasses like about 95% of all black men? Get real.

    About the only thing they both had in common is that they both had guns and both were black. Simply not enough information to kill a man for.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/15/2016 12:27:52 PM PDT · 177 of 268
    JAKraig to Timpanagos1
    Philando did it the right way and applied for and received a gun permit

    I’m not saying I would have hired Philando to manage my 401k or to remove my appendix, but there is no evidence he was a bad citizen.

    The accusations that Philando was a “thug” and a felon are not based on objectivity and tainted with bias.

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    Timpanagos1 sums it up pretty well here. Those that keep saying it is good to have him off the streets have a real bias problem. This was a decent citizen, not great citizen, I don't know why he couldn't keep a drivers license.

    The cop made a mistake. It is a mistake perhaps other cops would have made too. What I don't understand is why so many people think it was OK to kill him just because he had a gun. He had every right to have the gun. I want to say this again, he had every right to have his gun, even to have it concealed. I personally believe he was shot because a nervous cop saw the gun and wanted to make sure he was able to go home that night when he got off work so he neutralized the threat, except it wasn't a threat except in the mind of the cop.

    Now was the dead guy a dead ringer for someone who held up a store? Probably not but he was black and so was the robber. He did not have on any of the same clothes, his hair did not match the description, oh, he did have a broad nose. Well most blacks do have a broad nose.

    I am upset that this guy is dead. I carry and can see something like that happening to me. So far I have been careful enough to have my hands where the LEO can see them and I already have my papers out in sight before the LEO comes to the car. There is no requirement for me to have my hands in plain sight or my papers ready, I just am nervous about getting shot for having a gun.

    No matter what happened here IT WAS A BAD SHOOT! The cop should not have shot and if he could have a do over I'm sure he wouldn't. We don't get do overs and this cop in that instant thought he needed to shoot, HE WAS WRONG. Stuff happens. In this situation the cop made a mistake that cost a man his life and a LEO his vocation. It is sad all around, trying to make the dead guy look bad won't fix it.

    I hope all CCW permit holders have learned a lesson from this screw up. I hope all LEO’s who see this learn a lesson too. You see just because a lot of people are bad it is not an excuse to treat everybody as bad. Just because you see a lot of inner city black youth that need a good killin does not mean that every black person you see deserves to die and I see that over and over again in this thread.

    I wish this had never happened, whatever the baby mama gets from the city will not bring her baby daddy back.

  • Philando Castile had a permit to carry from Hennepin County

    07/13/2016 7:59:55 PM PDT · 124 of 268
    JAKraig to Karl Spooner

    You accused him of driving under the influence. He wasn’t driving stupid.

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    I don’t know if he was stupid or not but he was driving. The picture that shows him shot in the car was turned around backwards, he was indeed the driver.

    He apparently had a gun in his lap, that is not illegal, even covering it up so the cop won’t see it isn’t illegal if you have a CCW permit and he apparently did. The fact that the address change had not been made was only an administrative mistake.

    It is too early to make a judgment about what happened here BUT early indications are that it was a bad shoot. The cop got scared when he saw the gun. The guy had as much right to have the gun as the cop did. I think the guy was kind of stupid to have a gun on his lap and not have his hands in plain sight all the time.

    It sounds like he got killed for having a broad nose and a gun on his lap, neither of those things is illegal. I hope evidence comes up to make the cop look like he did the right thing but so far it isn’t looking good.

  • You Carry Every Day. Do You Know What to do if You’re Pulled Over?

    07/10/2016 7:59:32 AM PDT · 21 of 155
    JAKraig to VR-21

    I was once stopped and was told if I left my gun where it was he would do likewise.

  • The Curious Case of Philando Castile – Falcon Heights, MN Police Shooting (More Info)

    07/08/2016 6:40:34 AM PDT · 35 of 106
    JAKraig to fella
    We don't know what happened.

    If the cop had been wearing a body cam we would know for sure exactly what happened.

    It does look like from preliminary evidence (I use the term evidence very loosely) that the cop fired his gun prematurely. Perhaps he had good reason and perhaps he didn't, I hope if he had good reason that cops get this information out quickly. If he didn't have a good reason and this guy was really a stand up guy it is horrible that he should be shot complying with officers commands. If the cops made a mistake they need to own it, admit the mistake and do what they can to restore peace. If it was a mistake the cop needs some punishment, I have a gun if I use it wrongly you better believe I would have to pay big time.

    I carry, legally. I would never reach into any pocket with a cop beside me. They know I carry even before I tell them. I don't want to give them an excuse. If they want my gun I tell them where it is with my hands as far away from it as possible. If they want it they can get it.

    Cops are ordinary people, a necessary evil in society. We don't like cops until we need them. They truly do on occasion have to make very difficult decisions, it is a wonder they don't make more bad decisions. I don't think most ever want to kill anybody but they do have an obsession with getting home safely.

    All that said, I have doubts that the officer asked for license, he was not the driver. He may have wanted to see identification to make sure he was who he said however since there had been a recent robbery and he fit the description of the perp. Just because someone fits a description however is not a reason to shoot.

    I really hope it turns out that the dead guy was a bad guy but I don't believe it will turn out that way from the information we have so far.

  • The Curious Case of Philando Castile – Falcon Heights, MN Police Shooting (More Info)

    07/08/2016 6:40:32 AM PDT · 34 of 106
    JAKraig to fella
    We don't know what happened.

    If the cop had been wearing a body cam we would know for sure exactly what happened.

    It does look like from preliminary evidence (I use the term evidence very loosely) that the cop fired his gun prematurely. Perhaps he had good reason and perhaps he didn't, I hope if he had good reason that cops get this information out quickly. If he didn't have a good reason and this guy was really a stand up guy it is horrible that he should be shot complying with officers commands. If the cops made a mistake they need to own it, admit the mistake and do what they can to restore peace. If it was a mistake the cop needs some punishment, I have a gun if I use it wrongly you better believe I would have to pay big time.

    I carry, legally. I would never reach into any pocket with a cop beside me. They know I carry even before I tell them. I don't want to give them an excuse. If they want my gun I tell them where it is with my hands as far away from it as possible. If they want it they can get it.

    Cops are ordinary people, a necessary evil in society. We don't like cops until we need them. They truly do on occasion have to make very difficult decisions, it is a wonder they don't make more bad decisions. I don't think most ever want to kill anybody but they do have an obsession with getting home safely.

    All that said, I have doubts that the officer asked for license, he was not the driver. He may have wanted to see identification to make sure he was who he said however since there had been a recent robbery and he fit the description of the perp. Just because someone fits a description however is not a reason to shoot.

    I really hope it turns out that the dead guy was a bad guy but I don't believe it will turn out that way from the information we have so far.

  • Louisiana officer fatally shoots suspect, sparking protests

    07/06/2016 9:01:15 AM PDT · 35 of 37
    JAKraig to july4thfreedomfoundation
    Did you sue those jackbooted aholes?

    And/or tell you story to the media?

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    How very much I would have liked to make a big stink but I live in a small town and I was told that they could make my life miserable. After spending one night in jail they made me a believer about making my life miserable.

    I had some really horrible thoughts about what I could do to the arresting officers personally but finally got over it. Sometimes being a Christian is hard.

  • Louisiana officer fatally shoots suspect, sparking protests

    07/06/2016 6:06:59 AM PDT · 28 of 37
    JAKraig to Sasparilla
    This looks like a horrible shoot. Note, I say “looks” like. When we see all the videos we will know more but, it sounds like the man was killed because he was carrying a gun.

    I was once stopped for a traffic violation, it was during a parade and my driveway (a few hundred yards long) was being used as the finish line. A cop denied me access to my drive. My dog was in the car and barked at the officer. The officer put his hand on his weapon like he was getting ready to pull it out, I asked if he was going to shoot me. He had me get out of the car and started frisking me and found my concealed (legally) weapon. He started freaking out and yelling at the top of his voice “Gun!, Gun!, Gun!”. At that time three other officers came running at me. I thought I was going to be killed. Instead I was locked up for the night for disorderly conduct. It was a really bad experience for me. I need medicine every 4 hours and was denied while in jail. It was summer so I was in shorts and short sleeved shirt. The Jail was kept at 65°F to ward off infections I was told. I nearly froze to death and was racked with pain without my medicine.

    I say all that because some cops do bad stuff just because they can and get away with it. One of my sons was a cop and they used to stand around talking and laughing about the horrible things they did to people.

    I realize that society needs cops, probably most cops are good people but some, not just a few are not good people.

    It looks to me like this poor guy was killed because he had a gun in his pocket. He was already on the ground being tazed when he was shot. It just so happened that the cops lost their body cams in the “struggle”.

    This is sickening. It does not just happen to blacks but every once in a while BLM has something to complain about, this looks like one of those times.

  • Rolls-Royce expects remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020

    06/26/2016 8:45:58 PM PDT · 25 of 33
    JAKraig to r_barton

    Someday all jobs will probably be done by automation or robots. What then? What will people do to make a living? If the world economy is going this way, what will people do to earn the money to buy the goods made by automation? Automated goods so cheap to make they are free? Guaranteed income for all? Something will have to change.

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    This will happen, and it will happen relatively quickly when it does. When it happens there will be a huge change in societies. With no labor for the masses all there will be is welfare. Only land owners will be getting ahead. Eventually robots will take over repair functions. The government will get bigger and bigger.