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  • WATCH: Gov. Matt Bevin Gives The Media A Piece of His Mind (Video)

    05/28/2017 8:17:36 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    JAKraig to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    My Governor and I like him a lot.

  • WATCH: Gov. Matt Bevin Gives The Media A Piece of His Mind (Video)

    05/28/2017 8:16:50 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    JAKraig to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    My Governor and I like him a lot.

  • A year of digging through code yields “smoking gun” on VW, Fiat diesel cheats

    05/28/2017 4:38:59 PM PDT · 12 of 34
    JAKraig to factoryrat
    The sad state of affairs is that I have owned 5 VW TDI Passats, 4 1995 Models and one 2005. The 1995's got over 45MPG as I drove 80mph with the AC on, the 2005 only got about 32MPG.
  • Electromagnetic Pulse Question: Can an EMP be used to kill diesel submarines

    05/14/2017 12:17:29 PM PDT · 39 of 52
    JAKraig to alloysteel

    But the sub, at depth, is powered by battery-driven electric propulsion, which if on the surface, WOULD be vulnerable to EMP, as there are all kinds of load-switching electronics, to shift between the charging of the batteries, and the draw-down of energy stored. Also, virtually all the guidance wiring and control surfaces would be knocked askew.

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    Not Hardly! I lived on a boat for several years.

    First, even when running on the Diesel the sub is really running on the battery. The Diesel simply turns a generator that charges the battery, the battery then supplies DC to a variety of motor generators and inverters to supply the needs of ships systems and of course an electric motor attached to the shaft of the screw that propels the ship. Generally the speed is GREATLY reduced to a few knots or so.

    Nearly every electronic system on a submarine even though not exposed to any effect from an EMP has over voltage drains that carry away any voltage close to harmful. The only systems remotely exposed are those that have antennas and those too have over-voltage drains.

    As far as the switch gear being hurt by the high voltages of induced EMP, not even close. This is massive equipment that is designed for huge amperages. The amperages from EMP’s are tiny by comparison. Without high amps to go with the high voltage larger equipment won’t be affected by an EMP.

    The shell of a submarine (hull and superstructure) will effectively act as a Faraday cage.

    EMP’s are generally overrated. Yes they can be very harmful to equipment, especially equipment nearby and equipment tied to the grid without overvoltage protection. In the US now most electrical service providers that are tied to the National Grids are adding equipment to drain away harmful high voltage spikes of the type that will be caused by an EMP. That does not help much to consumers whose local power lines will pick up the spike and carry it to your home equipment. Most equipment in your home if turned off or unplugged will not be affected. Most cars even though they have vulnerable computers and other accessories will not be affected because of where the equipment is located, that is behind a steel sheet that will keep the EMP from penetrating.

    The effect of an EMP detonation is similar to what would happen if you had a lightening strike close to your home. You may lose equipment like a cable modem or even a telephone but likely little else. Lightening creates an EMP very similar to what this thread is discussing. Cable companies have had to replace so many modems that they have now started installing high voltage drains in their equipment to keep costs down. This is especially true in areas that are subject to frequent thunderstorms.

    IF you put an EMP detonation close enough it will do damage but not like the movies would have you believe.

  • We will all be up there in Heaven together

    05/08/2017 1:44:52 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    JAKraig to Frederick303

    When you see the leaders of the churches agreeing with secular leaders calling evil good and good evil you can easily understand these church leaders are not called of God.

    I abhor the evil we see in society today, homosexual activity and mothers without marriage are at the top of the list. In a way it is good that the evil is here, it makes it easy for us to judge the truth.

    Anybody that suggests that two queers marry and have it sanctified by a church will never have my respect.

  • We will all be up there in Heaven together

    05/08/2017 1:39:12 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    JAKraig to LimitedPowers

    The Emperor convened the Council, but did not take part in its deliberations or cast any vote. He did banish the Arians at its conclusion, though. What sources say otherwise?

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    Constantine did convene the council but also ran it. He was the head of the council. It was him that banished those who couldn’t accept the definition of the Trinity as proposed by the Greeks but he was not secure in that doctrine and only banished the unbelievers because of the Bishop of Alexandria, his good friend begged him to. In the end shortly after the council Constantine relented and let the banished bishops back and gave them their positions back. It was not until the next council in 385 that they were banished for good and threatened with death.

    While I am someone who believes that if you want to know the doctrines of a church you must ask the church. If you want to know the history of a church, it can be found outside the church. Churches have a disposition to see their history through rose colored glasses. Secular history can be biased in the opposite direction, that is why it is good to read many sources to get an answer.

    I am old and have studied this for a lifetime. I will not recite my sources, suffice it to say they are very many.

    While Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, Constantine was the savior of the church. The Christian church was called catholic before Constantine but it was a hodgepodge of many beliefs depending on the local bishop. It isn’t important to believe that Constantine was right but he was certainly successful in turning a bunch of ragtag bishops into an organization that had power, great power for over a thousand years.

    There are many many books on the council of Nicea and many differing opinions of who did what but there is general agreement and written documentation that the council was convened by Constantine and that he guided the discussions. Many say he had no input into matters of doctrine except to settle arguments. This is what happened to the doctrine of the Trinity we have today. The Greek churches supported the Trinity as we now have it but the western and middle eastern churches did not. Constantine as Emperor was the head of other religions in the Empire and a plurality of gods suited him, I believe that when presented with the Greek version of the Trinity it made sense to him and therefore it was codified. It very nearly created a schism even before the new “Catholic” church got off the ground.

    Constantine was good for the church but not every emperor after him supported the church. It took several decades before the church was really secure.

  • We will all be up there in Heaven together

    05/08/2017 7:07:14 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    JAKraig to huldah1776

    hmmm. Hell being tortured by good. Eternal death by being in God’s holy presence. I can see the truth in that. However, Satan was before God when prodding Him about how easy He was on Job and Satan wasn’t in agony. I think the source of punishment will be from within and without. Pure hate of self and others, no good inside, will be expressed forever.

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    Fortunately it is not my job to judge anyone except for myself.

    I have respect for all who try to worship Jesus Christ, who really try to follow Him. Since the Emperor of Rome, Constantine called a council of Bishops at Nicaea in 325 AD I think the “Catholic” church has gone down hill.

    There are many good things that came from Nicea from a standpoint of organization it was great. The doctrines of The Church however (I think) suffered. The problem is that it was an unbeliever, certainly an unbaptized person who made most of the decisions. This Emperor made decisions which made sense to him and it strengthened “the church” substantially.

    My comments here are not meant in any way to denigrate Catholics. Many Wonderful Christians are Roman or Orthodox Catholic, they Follow Jesus Christ as their Savior to the best of their ability, I simply do not believe that anyone in the linage of Constantine has any right to the Keys Peter held in the leadership of “The Church”. That is to say that I believe the Popes are not Peter’s legal heirs.

    Perhaps there are no legal heirs to the Apostleship on the earth. You can’t after a couple hundred years after the death of ALL the Apostles suddenly declare that there is now a “Head” Apostle. That is what I believe that Constantine has done, and all those after him.

    This is a problem. Christ was the head of The Church while He was on the earth and He certainly designated Peter to be the earthly head after His leaving the earth, there must needs be a head, who is it? That is the 64 million dollar question isn’t it.

    I’m not sure there is really any claim to that other than the Pope, we all yearn for that kind of representative on earth. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Moses or Elijah to ask questions of that we knew the answers came from God? Alas, as much as I respect Catholics and their church their Pope is not that, in my humble opinion.

    So, when a pope says you must needs be Catholic to go to Heaven I just consider the source and continue on not worrying about what some self appointed prophet has to say about the matter.

    Until someone comes to the earth appointed by God Himself to lead His church I will do the best I can to follow Christ by reading His words. I know I will not be perfect but I believe He will know of the desire of my heart to be so. I have hope that His Grace will be sufficient for all who come unto Him, including me.

  • Police can request ID,run background check on car passengers,Utah Supreme Court says

    05/07/2017 3:54:40 PM PDT · 21 of 91
    JAKraig to dp0622

    In this case it was not about the driver, it was about a passenger. The first court was right, there was no cause to search this person. He was not accused of a crime, he was not suspected of having committed a crime, only upon examination did the officer see there was an outstanding warrant which allowed the search.

    This should and likely will be overturned.

    I’m all about getting criminals off the street but I really like the 4th amendment and don’t want it watered down.

  • Distinct Creation (King James Bible Discussion)

    05/04/2017 8:12:22 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    JAKraig to refreshed

    They don’t water plants in the hopes they will grow bigger. Yet they reap.

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    The point that The Savior was trying to make is that man has a tendency to worry about things that are unimportant.

    It is important to eat but there is plenty. It is important to dress but there are plenty of clothes. It is important to have a roof over our heads but that is not hard to provide.

    If on the other hand you want to eat like a royal you must put other important things lower on the list. If you want to dress like a king, you must put some other things lower on your list of things to do, a grand home likewise.

    What are the things we put lower on the list? Taking care of our fellow man? Speaking to God and thanking Him for all we have; teaching our children the truth of the Gospel?

    Birds don’t ever think about those things. They have an instinct to build a certain kind of house, all the birds of the same species build the same house and they can be happy with that. Birds spend the vast majority of their energy in finding food. When they have young they spend even more time gather food. They do it without thought, it is instinct.

    God made man to be like Himself, we think, we reason. We make decisions based on feelings of right and wrong that no other animal does in such magnitude. It has been discovered that some animals do have a concept of right and wrong especially those that live with humans but the research on that is not ready for prime time yet.

    Man is a wonderful creation of God. Man worries about the wrong things way too often.

  • Distinct Creation (King James Bible Discussion)

    05/02/2017 2:25:46 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    JAKraig to WhatNot

    Fowls don’t plant corn, they don’t raise crops, they don’t plow the soil or water the fields. Birds don’t do those things, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.

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    Actually, birds do plant seeds, or at least drop them on the ground in a variety of ways including pooping them out while in flight or while perching on a tree. Birds are not fed by God per se any more than man is. The birds go out and hunt for their food.

    God created a world where there is harmony so that the seeds pooped from birds will grow into more grain, where the pollen that sticks to insects while they hunt and gather food will create new life that will support the birds and bees.

    It is a wonderful world that God created. God didn’t mean for man to be idle, we feed ourselves by the sweat of our brow, work. The animals do the same.

    God created us to be like Him. Interestingly in the book of Genesis Moses tells us that Adam was in the image of God and then a little later describing Seth as being in the image of Adam. In logic courses if one thing is like another that is like still a third thing then they are all alike.

  • Ex-officer Michael Slager pleads guilty in shooting death of Walter Scott

    05/02/2017 2:08:10 PM PDT · 24 of 41
    JAKraig to iowamark
    There is no evidence that Scott grabbed Officer Slager’s Taser. The video shows Slager walking over and dropping his Taser next to Scott’s body in an effort to make it look like that happened.

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    The only evidence that Scott grabbed the officers taser is from Slagers testimony. The video does not show it, none of the other cops at the scene saw that happen. Slager committed murder as far as I can see in the 1st degree. He knew what he was doing and what he did and tried to cover up what happened.

    To me a cop has to be held to a higher standard when committing violence against a citizen. In this case there is no reason for shooting, you don't kill a guy because you don't like him or because you don't want to run to catch him. Slager was a fat slob that didn't want to put forth the effort to catch the perp. Murder.

  • Congress Asked To Eliminate $270 Million A Year In Solar Subsidies

    04/27/2017 2:26:03 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    JAKraig to Ben Ficklin
    I live in Kentucky, we have a net metering law but it is only that the power company has to give you back whatever you put in. They can sell your “green” energy for more if they want but they don't give you anything for it.

    I make about 60KW a day and only use about 30-40 a day depending on how much a/c is required. My batteries will give me about 10 to 15 days of storage but I would really never take my battery down that far. If I ever need more than 5 days of battery I would start the generator and charge the battery. My generator is only 16KW and really only gives me about 15KW which only gives me about 62 amps to charge with. Maybe 85 to 90% of that will go into the battery so that if I run 6 or 7 hours every other day I can probably get by especially if I don't run A/C.

    I have quite bit of money invested in my system but one of the reasons I did it was because of Federal Tax incentives. Basically I get a tax credit of up to 1/3rd of my expenditure up to $50,000. It is hard to spend less that 50G’s for full house solar with a battery and generator backup unless you do ALL the labor. There are a few electrical changes that have to be made by a licensed electrician and inspected but I have done nearly all the labor.

    If I live long enough it will pay for itself.

    I really doubt if I would have gotten it without the subsidy but my purpose was independence not cost savings. If we have an Ice storm or tornado that takes the rest of the area out I will still have power. If the SHTF I'm still able to have a freezer and hot water and normal electric. I expect I will have to put up blackout curtains if I want to turn the lights on at night if everything goes to hell in a handbasket.

    I don't agree with subsidies but, they were there so I took advantage of them.

  • Pascagoula Car Jacking

    04/27/2017 8:31:48 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    JAKraig to Perseverando

    I’m curious, is this a man and a woman or two men? The redhead has a mustache and looks like a teenage boy. Transgender?

  • The Holy Sepulcher: Archaeology says the Evangelists were right

    04/19/2017 2:21:53 PM PDT · 33 of 46
    JAKraig to LivingNet

    We think the Roman guards to have been cruel to be breaking the legs of those on the cross but it was an actual blessing. Dying on the cross could take several days of horrible pain and suffering once the legs are broken you can’t breath and you die quickly.
    Just to clarify...the other two had their legs broken but not Jesus. This was to fulfill an old testament prophecy that no bone of his would be broken. Instead he had the sword cast through his side.

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    Of Course, I hope there was no confusion over this. The sacrifice had to be the unblemished 1st born and no bones were to be broken.

  • The Holy Sepulcher: Archaeology says the Evangelists were right

    04/19/2017 6:06:40 AM PDT · 15 of 46
    JAKraig to high info voter
    When a story is supposed to reveal fact and it claims Jesus was buried on a “Friday” it raises suspicions as to accuracy. Jesus died late Wednesday afternoon before sunset and just prior to the special high holy Sabbath of Passover. That’s what the bible says and Jesus said he would be in the grave for 3 days..... he wouldn’t lie.
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    While I don't know if you are right or not, I wasn't there, I do suspect you could be correct. Thursday would work also, Thurs evening one night, Friday one night and Saturday one more night.

    The correctness of these dates however has never disturbed me. The Holy Ghost tells me He arose from the dead and still lives. That's enough for me.

    Most people don't understand that High Holy Days were considered Sabbath days. When Jesus Was Crucified Passover was on Friday before the regular Sabbath, He would have had to be Crucified on Thursday at the latest to be off the cross and interred prior to the Sabbath.

    We think the Roman guards to have been cruel to be breaking the legs of those on the cross but it was an actual blessing. Dying on the cross could take several days of horrible pain and suffering once the legs are broken you can't breath and you die quickly.

    The suffering we talk about of Christ on the cross is not really the suffering we need to be concerned with. He died there. He didn't have to die, after all He was God in flesh He could have been translated as was Elijah and taken up to Heaven. No the suffering we need to think about was in the garden where He took upon Himself our sins which caused Him to sweat blood because of the greatness of the pain we gave Him. On the cross He simply “gave up the ghost”, something we cannot do. Don't misunderstand me, I'm saying Christ's dying on the cross was easy, but, millions have died on crosses through the centuries. Only one has borne my sins and been punished for them. The ghost leaves us in death but we can't command it to leave as He could.

  • Another solar company bites the dust

    04/18/2017 2:18:55 PM PDT · 17 of 23
    JAKraig to Daffynition
    Telsa is making solar-collector roof tiles, thus eliminating the need for those ugly roof panels.

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    This is what the panels on my house look like. I don't consider them ugly at all, I consider them "No utility bill".

    Solar is expensive, not just the cells but all the other equipment, especially the battery if you have a worthwhile battery backup. By the time you add a generator large enough to charge the battery you can easily have 40G's however U$ will give you 1/3rd of that back. This is if you are willing to do "ALL" the labor yourself, it is substantial.

    In my state, the electric company has to take all my extra electricity and hold it for me and give it back to me with no charge. Since I have 12KW on the roof (actually 11.7) and I get 5 or 6 hours a day which is over 60KW and my average use is under 40 I have a substantial buffer. If there is a storm I can use the battery for a week or so if there is no sun and if I'm not using the A/C I can get by for about 2 weeks. Then I just run the generator for several hours every other day to charge the battery until things are back to normal or there is sunshine.

    It is a lot of work, but when you get old what else you gonna do? :)

    By the way that's me flying the drone in the picture.

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  • United Airlines and our culture of perpetual outrage

    04/18/2017 7:31:15 AM PDT · 36 of 163
    JAKraig to pabianice
    In the General/Chat forum, on a thread titled United Airlines and our culture of perpetual outrage, pabianice wrote:
    A flicker of uncharacteristic sanity at UMass.

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    Actually not so much. The flight was not overbooked and the doctor paid over $1000.00 for his ticket. They wanted to remove him from his seat so that airline employees could use the seat, it was said that some of those employees needed to be on another flight in the morning and it was imperative that they reach their destination in time to get rest before flying again.

    Ok, it is the right of United Airlines to decide who to kick off of a flight but certainly unwise to kick anyone off who has already boarded. They could have avoided this if the employees of the airline had simply checked in before boarding. Much was made about the offer to pay up to $1200.00 to someone who would give up his seat. The DR. paid nearly that much for his 1st class seat I can understand why that was not a motivation for him.

    The Security that removed him was not airport security, it was a private security company hired by the airlines.

    The Dr., well he seems an idiot, a baby, an a$$hole perhaps but in the suit that will be coming I would rather be on his side than the Airlines. The Airlines would be wise to settle and settle quickly to get this out of the news. They will pay through the nose one way or the other.

  • Analysis: Beware the myth of the disillusioned Trump voter

    04/17/2017 2:39:16 PM PDT · 9 of 19
    JAKraig to The Sons of Liberty

    So far So good!

    We’re winning!

    They’re whining!

  • Dog Shot by Augusta Police Going Viral

    04/17/2017 12:04:52 PM PDT · 12 of 52
    JAKraig to ClearCase_guy
    I don’t like it when the police shoot dogs.
    But this guy seems to have done an especially bad job of making sure his dog behaved.

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    I have a Shepherd and a very large yard (7 acres) and usually don't have a problem. I never let her go outside un-tethered unless I'm with her. She has unfortunately decided to chase a couple of rabbits off the property and I've had to go out in the car to find her, its scary. She is a wonderful, gentle as can be sweetheart but her bark sounds awful and would scare the crap out of anybody. If a cop were to shoot her I think it would kill me.

    I have a training collar on her now, even on the leash I don't let her out without the collar being on and tested. The collar has a beep mode and vibrate mode and a shock mode. I took the shock mode off so she couldn't be accidentally shocked. When she hears the beep or feels the vibrate even when chasing a varmint she stops and comes running back.

    If you have an animal you love you better treat it responsibly or you could lose it, but, I have no time for cops that kill dogs. They have so many other means to stop a dog attack they don't need to kill it. Use your baton, club or taser, fine the owner but don't kill a dog, that is just stupid. For an animal control officer to be in a position to have to kill an animal is triple stupid.

  • Jesus Too Would Admit Divorce Today. So Says One of His Society [Catholic Caucus]

    04/13/2017 11:57:42 AM PDT · 25 of 31
    JAKraig to rollo tomasi

    Do you not think the Catholic seminary graduates as wise as the Methodist?

    Irrelevant, more like do their teachings reflect contextual, purposeful, and spiritual fundamentals of Christian morality? Does embracing homosexuality and watering down the marriage covenant reflect Christ’s teachings? Man’s ways to manipulate teachings in order to assimilate “to the times” is a dangerous road to go down into.

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    I would never go down this road but, my point is exactly as you express. Ministers using the same Holy Bible come up with these false doctrines of the marriage covenant and queer lifestyle and on and on. Who teaches these lies? Why it is the scholars in the Seminaries.