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Posts by JAKraig

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  • The Winds Appear to Have Shifted In Ted Cruz’s Favor

    04/29/2016 6:29:34 AM PDT · 89 of 132
    JAKraig to Apple Pan Dowdy

    What Eric is forgetting is that Christians need to put their faith in Jesus Christ ALONE, not in a man. And be ready to rethink the situation if the man who you thought was following Christ becomes obviously a liar, then to not consider yourself untrue to the “cross” for adjusting your support.

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    I really liked Cruz, I thought that I could finally be behind someone who thought like me, but, he does not. I do not like liars. I am not a person who believes that the end justifies the means, I think Ted Cruz is dumping morality in the effort to win.

    There is a lot to like about Cruz but he has hidden it very effectively the last couple of months and showed that he will do anything to get elected, I understand it but don’t like it.

    I was not a Trump supporter, I have not sent him any money like I did Cruz but I have seen the handwriting on the wall, Trump will be the nominee and I appreciate the fact that he appears to be open and honest. He speaks openly about his mistakes, he speaks openly about those things about him that I really dislike, BUT, he puts his goals up in an order that somewhat conforms to what I want. 1st, close the borders, 2nd get rid of the illegals, 3rd fix business taxes, 4th stop supporting the rest of the world. After that I’m perhaps not quite so much in agreement with him. If he does even a couple of the first 4 things on his list he will have been a great president.

    People don’t understand that there is really no such thing as a business tax, people who buy goods and services from business pay the business tax in the form of higher prices, and what that does is price us out of the global market and force companies to go over seas for profitability. Our progressive belief in supplying bread and circuses by taxing business have caused us to send our manufacturing out of the country, we did it to ourselves. Only a business man would really understand how bad business taxes hurt the US economy, Trump is a business man.

  • Congress to Air Force: You Can't Retire the A-10 Until the F-35 Proves It's Better

    04/28/2016 12:35:17 PM PDT · 26 of 60
    JAKraig to PIF

    The F-35 is a nice plane in only one category, radar visibility. It is a fine stealth aircraft but once it is seen it is easy to knock out. It is slow, top speed is a third slower than the F-22. It has a very small weapons load out, not even half of the 22 or the 15 for that matter.

    The 35 is a compromise aircraft, it is full of compromises because of the reductions in military spending. The US spends about 3/4ths of our spending on transfer payments, or redistribution of wealth. In the 50’s we spent 3/4ths of our spending on defense. The socialists don’t care about defense, they only care about bread and circuses.

  • Scientists Build a Better Incandescent Light Bulb… Six Years After Last US Factory Closes

    04/25/2016 7:30:45 AM PDT · 29 of 126
    JAKraig to Boogieman

    Actually, Thomas Edison invented a better incandescent light bulb a long time ago. I remember when I visited his lab as a kid they had original light bulbs still burning 75+ years on. I think he just realized that if the light bulb never burned out, you could only sell one set to each customer, so he included “planned obsolescence” in his product.

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    I don’t know what you were told but the above is simply not true, it is true that some of the bulbs his company made are still burning in his labs but they are running on a greatly reduced voltage, they produce very little light, only s slight glow.

    The money making part of Edison’s light bulb was to sell electricity. He reasoned if he sold the light bulb cheaply enough everyone would buy it and then buy electricity every month to run it.

    Thomas believed in the opposite of planned obsolescence, he tirelessly tested all his commercial products to get the most life he could from them. Many of his products had competitors and one of his selling points were always the extended life of the “Edison” products.

  • We did the math. Cruz was smart to campaign in a Bronx district with almost no Republican voters.

    04/19/2016 7:20:21 PM PDT · 56 of 109
    JAKraig to lonestar67
    People who believe this nonsense drive me crazy, while it may be a short drive, how do you expect a candidate that the GOPe hates worse than Trump to win the nomination with hundreds of delegates less than Trump.

    I don't know if Trump will make it to 1237 or not but nobody else will come close to it,

    In my opinion if Trump or Cruz aren't the nominee I ain't voting this year.

    I really think that Trump is a pretty smart guy and despite the millions or perhaps hundreds of millions spent to stop him he will likely get to the magic number.

  • Phyllis Schlafly Releases Video After Attempted Coup by Cruz Supporters: “I’m Still in Charge”

    04/19/2016 8:02:43 AM PDT · 77 of 111
    JAKraig to ObozoMustGo2012

    [Is she somebody we are supposed to know and pay attention to? I don’t know who she is nor did I get the memo.]

    I get now why your username is “ShelterGuy”...

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    If you don’t know who she is you don’t belong on this site and you aren’t a conservative.

  • Why Trump is Wrong on Free Speech

    04/14/2016 12:31:47 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    JAKraig to austingirl
    People miss the point, public figures are slandered all the time by the press and there is nothing currently that can be done about it. If it isn't true it should be considered slander by anyone who publicizes it. It is ok to lie to your friend about someone but to publish it on TV or Papers should be illegal.
  • Help! Muslim Friend on the Verge of Converting to Christianity Intercepted by Mormons (Vanity)

    04/06/2016 8:39:38 AM PDT · 31 of 144
    JAKraig to Objective Scrutator
    The Mormon Church claimed that non-white people could never be saved until 1979. Apparently the LORD can change His mind on things if the need to be more politically accommodating arises, according to Mormonville.

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    Liars will not enter into Heaven even if the lies are to protect someone you think is doing the wrong thing.

    Mormons have always accepted all races, Negro's however were banned from the priesthood until 1979.

    Does God change his mind, ask Lot.

    If any member of the LDS church is caught having any relationship with the FLDS they will be excommunicated.

    We may not agree with their doctrines but the Mormon are good people, law abiding, they don't abide the perversions of the day even when made legal. Talk about their doctrines if you will but don't tell lies about them, please.

  • FLASHBACK: Sarah Palin Kills False Enquirer Affair Story (Just Saying)

    03/31/2016 8:30:07 AM PDT · 88 of 100
    JAKraig to ScottinVA
    Cruz has called the Enquirer names and said they got the story wrong but will not deny adultery.
    Seriously? You can't gather THIS as a denial???

    “Let me be clear, this National Enquirer story is garbage. It is complete and utter lies.”

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    NO! This is not a denial. The story may be wrong, I didn't have sex with THOSE girls, or perhaps, the story is wrong because I did not have sex with all 5 of those girls, perhaps the story is wrong because there were many more girls than that, there are many reasons the story could be garbage. When asked if he ever cheated on his wife he changed the subject. Carley Forina jumped in and shamed the reporter for asking such a question but the question was never answered.

    So again in reference to your comment, no, “Let me be clear, this National Enquirer story is garbage” is not a denial. For all I know he could have been holding another story in his hand from the National Enquirer that was unrelated and saying “this” is wrong.

    He would not answer the reporter. Go look.

  • FLASHBACK: Sarah Palin Kills False Enquirer Affair Story (Just Saying)

    03/31/2016 6:13:33 AM PDT · 76 of 100
    JAKraig to ScottinVA
    Bullshit.

    Cruz has denied this smear from the start. Read something besides “conservative treehouse.”

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    WRONG!

    Cruz has called the Enquirer names and said they got the story wrong but will not deny adultery.

  • Ann Coulter: It’s Only Trump

    03/31/2016 6:02:00 AM PDT · 8 of 34
    JAKraig to Enlightened1
    “In 1980, Ronald Reagan won 56 percent of white voters and won a landslide victory of 44 states. In 2012, Mitt Romney won 59 percent of whites and lost with 24 states.”

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    After watching Cruz dodge the “Have you been faithful to your wife” question I now believe that there is only one Republican option, Trump. when I saw Cruz dodge that question my stomach got sick. I believed Cruz was the one. I was of the opinion that if Cruz did not win the nomination I would be OK with Trump but after watching him practically admit to being unfaithful to his wife I am much more than disappointed, I'm sickened.

    I would still vote for Cruz, I would hope that he would make a good president but I now know he is untrustworthy.

    My father once told me that if you go your whole life never telling a lie but then tell one person a lie and get caught for what ever remains of your life, to that person you will be known as a liar. The same can be said of faithfulness. You make a vow before witnesses and before God that you will be faithful and then stray to me then you are scum. The scum factor multiplies if you try to pass yourself off as righteous.

    I don't think Hillary has a chance in the general, although I'm still not sure she will be the nominee, I think Trump would beat her like a drum.

    It is time for Cruz to get off his high horse and beg his wife and Trump for forgiveness and a seat on the Supreme Court.

  • FLASHBACK: NEW YORK PAYS HOMAGE TO VIETNAM VETERANS (Trump consistently pro-veteran)

    03/28/2016 8:47:18 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    JAKraig to jeffersondem

    There is a lot of evidence that John McCain was no hero, but a traitor to his countrymen and servicemen. He told secrets to get favor.

    I regret he had to be in prisoner of war prison, I will forgive his traitorous work with the enemy but I will not call him a hero.

  • Donald Trump’s shocking ignorance, laid bare (Eugene Robinson endorses Trump again!)

    03/25/2016 7:04:59 AM PDT · 18 of 25
    JAKraig to WENDLE

    Hillary hack. Ignore him.

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    RACIST HACK Job!

  • Does Trump have a 'woman problem'? [He is is losing the women's vote 68-32]

    03/25/2016 6:54:06 AM PDT · 28 of 51
    JAKraig to Gumdrop
    Donald talks about her looks as though Heidi is ugly - that does make women angry.

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    You don't understand men at all. Men like to be proud of their wives and their wives looks is a part of what makes them proud. Men buy their women expensive jewelry in part to help them look good and be proud that their women can wear it. Cruz and his pacs attacked Trumps wife first, it would be unnatural to expect Trump to do less.

    As far as women problems go, if the story about Cruz and his 5 mistresses is true you will find it very hard to find a woman that will vote for Cruz. Hiding a mistress is natural I suppose but it is distasteful when the cheater is found out. If you will lie to your own wife what will you do to the country and those who support you? There is no person that supports a person more than a wife her husband. If this turns out to be true( Cruz's mistresses) then I really hope their marriage survives but I wouldn't bet on it.

  • Trump and Palestine (Vanity)

    03/22/2016 8:24:04 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    JAKraig to dasboot

    I listened to Trumps speech last night. I am a Cruz supporter who has decided that Cruz can’t win and that he should back Trump and go to the Supreme Court. In listening last night to Trump I was impressed with what he said. There was no political double speak, he clearly said that Israel was our ally, our best ally in the Middle East. He mentioned that Israel was the only democracy in the Middle East.

    I liked what he had to say. I must say that I am beginning to like Trump, not just put up with him but like him.

  • Fighter jet a 'jackass of all trades' (F-35 for Australia)

    03/22/2016 7:57:22 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    JAKraig to freedumb2003
    The F15 as upgraded in it's newest form is a very capable fighter but still not quite as good as the F35 and that is mostly because of one thing, you can't see the F35 on Radar.

    The F15 is a very fast machine but the F35 can turn on a dime and watch the F15 go right by and then get behind it and fire. In dogfights with the F35 the F15 pilots have lost every fight even multiple 15’s against one 35 the 15’s lose, they simply can't find the 35’s.

    I'm not saying the 35 doesn't have problems and I'm not saying the 15 is a bad plane, it is wicked fast, but, the F35 is the better of the two.

  • Breaking: Trump Soars in Latest Poll

    03/22/2016 6:54:14 AM PDT · 53 of 79
    JAKraig to tennmountainman

    Nothing reaches the cult voters in Utah once they are given their
    marching orders from the head prophet.

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    That is so stupid and asinine.

    The Mormon church leaders are not allowed to say anything about politics. They don’t take political positions and normally won’t even let close associates know who they have voted for in elections. They do take stands on morality issues but that is not the same thing as endorsing a candidate.

    Mormons are Republican and Democrat, Harry Reid is a Democrat Mormon. I don’t think Mitt Romney holds much sway with Mormons, all of them I talk to can’t stand him now.

    Many Mormons really like Cruz because he believes in the rule of law and that is something Mormons espouse. I too like Cruz but think he is done and would rather he decided to help Trump get to 1237 and then be named to the Supreme Court. My wife is a Mormon and she likes Cruz but nobody in her church has even spoken to her about it.

  • The Economic Ignorance of Trump and Sanders

    03/21/2016 10:58:01 AM PDT · 63 of 77
    JAKraig to Reeses
    Donald Trump has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    If Adam Smith were alive today he would vote Trump.

    Free trade is one thing but in our society we do not have free trade. In our country our business pay a 35% tax which makes them very uncompetitive. In some countries where the government is business they have the opposite of tax, they have government subsidies and then sell here to make a profit where we cannot compete.

    Trump says he wants a level playing field. Only a few years ago the US had the highest producing workers in the world. If we are more productive then on a level playing field we can mop up.

    This was only a hit piece, the US doesn't stand a chance in today's world markets.

    I have now decided that Cruz does not have a chance to get the nomination, not even a slim chance and we will know that tomorrow night. I will now be rooting for Trump as our last chance to stop Socialism in the US.

  • Does the Bible Have Errors?

    03/18/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · 41 of 78
    JAKraig to Zionist Conspirator

    The Bible is the word of God? Perhaps we can say The Holy Bible contains “Words of God”.

    The Bible is Holy, that is not so say The Bible is perfect. We know it is not perfect, how did Judas die?

    We don’t have any “original” Biblical writings, we have from the memories of men what has been said and what may have been written but no original.

    Is perfection in The Holy Bible important? I would say that the ideas prescribed in The Holy Bible are important and certainly all the words of God are important but do we have all the words of God? I think not.

    In the various councils trying to unify the early church into what we call the Universal or Catholic church today many books were destroyed and didn’t make the cut. Were all the books that didn’t make it into what we now have illegitimate? Who knows? Is it important.

    Today for the most part most Christian churches use the same Holy Bible yet have different doctrines, so just how important is every “jot and tittle”. We don’t have jots and tittles any more because we don’t read the scriptures in Hebrew. Since there are no extant Aramaic scriptures we don’t really have Jesus’ words, we only have translations of what people thought they were generations later.

    We don’t teach The Bible anymore anyway, we teach philosophy and mix it with a few scriptures here and there and call it religion. I think it odd that at church the preacher will get up or have someone get up and read a verse or two of scripture and then spend the next 40 minutes telling us what he thinks it means while next door at another church it will have an entirely different meaning.

    We are not all in the “unity of faith”, hardly because in our world “the Church” has become more important than our faith. It is sad. Churches compete for each other members based on the different beliefs in what the words of The Holy Bible mean.

    The Bible is the word of God as far as it was recorded and translated correctly. There are some ideas written in one language that simply cannot be properly translated into some other languages. There are many more concepts and ideas that cannot be conveyed simply by translating the words in one culture to those of another.

    The fact is that unless you read The Bible yourself and have The Holy Ghost as your guide while reading you will not get what you want from it. If you don’t do some study to try to understand the culture and history of the writers you will not understand what is written.

    The words of God are perfect. All the words of God will be fulfilled. I suspect that The Holy Bible is mostly The Words of God, but that book as wonderful as it is, is not perfect.

    Flame on!

  • IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

    03/18/2016 9:25:15 AM PDT · 74 of 93
    JAKraig to IronJack
    I am from German ancestry. We were never slaves. We were the enslavers. But you didn't hear that from me ...

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    My German ancestry came here in the very early 50’s, the 1850’s that is. At the time there had been a rebellion of sorts for several years in Germany and the when the German confederation collapsed in 1848. The Prussians overwhelmed the people in some German States burning down homes and fields/crops. The exposure and starvation killed many thousands of innocent people, my kin included. My 7th great grandfather however managed to escape with one of his sons and came to the new world. His wife and all his children save one were dead.

    The world has been a mean place. It has been mean to much more than Blacks or Asians.

    The German migration to the new world grew dramatically because of the devastation in Germany against anyone who was thought to not support the leadership.

    If you have German heritage that came here after 1848 they probably came for the same reason. It was decades before the dust settled even though there was peace there was devastation.

    There are leaders in the world today who are just as vicious. There were many leaders in the 20th century that were just as vicious and it could so easily happen again if we let our leaders have too much power as is happening with President Obama.

    The shame is that so many people have no clue of our past and why things are the way they are. If we are unaware of the past we will have to relive it to learn what happens when we do stupid things. The United States of America is in the very midst of doing stupid things. We will pay horribly for it, many will suffer and die because of their ignorance.

    When farmers can't get to market people in the cities die but not before they kill to try to survive and not before their government kills to try to stop the carnage. People need to know these things and be prepared for them. People need to understand that they may not always be able to depend on someone else to take care of them. The first to starve will be those that depend on the government for subsistence. People with money and means will be able to purchase their food while the poor will die trying to take it from them.

    We could be in for some hard times, prepare for the worst and pray for the best!

  • What'll happen at a brokered convention. (your predictions)

    03/18/2016 7:42:09 AM PDT · 89 of 153
    JAKraig to MNDude
    I predict that the GOPe will select Ted Cruz as the nominee-—not because they like him, but rather they know that that would be the end of Ted Cruz’s political career. Ted Cruz would become the most loathed person in the Republican party in history and would of course lose by the largest landslide every.

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    NOT!!!!

    There is no way for Cruz to get the nomination if the current polls are anywhere close to correct. That means Trump will have the largest number of delegates at the convention. Now, that puts the GOPe between a rock and a hard place. If they don't nominate Trump he will go third party, mind you nearly all his followers are committed pretty strongly to go with him. The GOPe may think this not too bad as they will then get Hillary but I think that the congressional seats that would be lost would be devastating and the GOPe couldn't put up with that so they will hold their noses and nominate Trump. I predict he will win in the largest landslide since Reagan's 2nd term.

    I can only hope that Trump is smart enough to put Cruz in a responsible position so that he stays in the news to help him in the next presidential race.

  • Krauthammer: I Was Wrong for Laughing at Trump… Democrats Are Worried

    03/17/2016 5:52:02 PM PDT · 59 of 81
    JAKraig to Grampa Dave

    Does the 37% of the Republican Party that will not vote for Trump in November worry the Democrats too?*

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    I’m sorry but that is a pretty lame comment. If you look at the people who have thus far voted in the primary it is true that more have voted for someone else other than Trump but the same is true of any other candidate who has run so far. There are many more people who have voted against Cruz than voted against Trump and it just goes down hill from there with the other candidates.

    After the primaries I hope you loosen you grip on your belt a little and get behind whomever the nominee is.

  • Some posters say Trump is not a conservative!

    03/17/2016 5:41:20 PM PDT · 39 of 217
    JAKraig to Outlaw76

    If I spent the time to answer I’d get blasted. Let’s just say if you have to ask, you really don’t want to know the answer.

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    None of the items on the list have anything to do with conservatism. These are all items that any liberal could also have the right answers on. Conservatism is believing that the people should control the government not the other way around. Conservatism believes in following the rule of law, and the Constitution is law.

    I will not go so far as to say that Mr. Trump is conservative although he may be more conservative than George H or George W. or certainly Mitt Romney. Mr. Cruze by far and away espouses the conservative ideals much more than Trump.

    All that being said however, some of Mr. Trumps positions are conservative positions and it is quite possible that Trump may be more successful in getting things done, read get more conservative things done than Mr. Cruz just because Mr. Cruz has burned bridged in Congress. Mr. Trump is an executive, he knows how to get things done. Mr. Cruz is a legislative politician. Knowing how to be an executive takes more than four years as president to learn. That is why governors often make the best presidents.

    I don’t know if I would like Mr. Trump as president or not but I think he would have the better chance of getting his plans through congress and in managing the government. It would be great if he would use Mr. Cruz to advise him in an important way, how to conform to constitutional governance.

  • Cramer: Listen to Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 5:23:09 PM PDT · 68 of 77
    JAKraig to Trumpinator

    These companies would still be profitable if made in the USA with American wages - but just not as profitable.

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    Business is either profitable or they are out of business. Those businesses that we think that make huge profits are only the ones generally that have a monopoly or near monopoly and aren’t affected by competition. Government regulation often limits competition and gives a big advantage to large companies which just increases prices.

  • Sheriff David Clarke Posts Video of John Kasich Calling Cop an Idiot

    03/17/2016 1:53:36 PM PDT · 38 of 46
    JAKraig to Forgotten Amendments

    You said:

    Yes. The police are infallible. Every one of them. Criticizing one makes you a terrible person.

    You people are sheep.

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    I seriously doubt that there is anybody on this site that is more anti bad cop than me. This cop did nothing “idiotic”, he simply wrote a ticket to someone who was not paying attention and put another cops life in jeopardy by not moving over OR slowing down, either of which he could have and should have. Why is that cop an idiot?

    In this case the cop was right, he was polite and he was quick, the ticket was deserved. The idiot remark just shows what the governor thinks of cops in general because this one did nothing wrong at this stop.

    When you say something stupid and you are in politics it is unreasonable to think it won’t come back to haunt you. If you don’t want to hear yourself saying stupid things, don’t say them.

  • Tax Reform, Not Tariffs Why Ted Cruz is right, and Donald Trump wrong

    03/17/2016 9:34:20 AM PDT · 60 of 79
    JAKraig to LostPassword

    Neither change is happening without congress. And congress will have a big say in the end result. We need a president who can help get congress working. I think Trump is the best for that.

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    I like Cruz. I like flat tax. I hate value added tax which Mr. Cruz wants.

    The stupidity of the United States is that we tax business at all. When a business pays taxes it raises prices to cover the tax, who pays? The person who buys the business goods pays the tax whether thats US consumers of foreign companies or consumers it makes US prices high.

    Get rid of Business tax period. You reduce accounting costs, you reduce the cost of government and you reduce prices and increase competition because everybody and their brother will come here to open a tax free business.

    I’m ok with a tariff if there is legal cause, say for dumping or government subsidizing but other than that lets not do the tariffs.

  • Cramer: Listen to Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 8:39:17 AM PDT · 18 of 77
    JAKraig to Trumpinator
    Free trade has truly been a mixed bag. When you go to Walmart and purchase nearly anything you will see it was made off shore but the price is fantastic.

    When unions were in power here they forced the cost of manufacturing up. It used to be we had an advantage because of education now we don't, the rest of the world, at least much of it is passing us up because of what liberals have done in our schools.

    With full employment, that does not mean having 93 million Americans sitting on their hands drawing a check from the government, but people working making money will be able to pay the higher prices that American manufacturing would cause. If we could get competition in education again then we would be able to modernize our manufacturing so that our manufacturing costs would still be the least expensive in the world and we could then compete fairly. If we would get rid of all business tax then again we would remove 35% of the cost of an item produced in the US and we could compete fairly. It seems that our government has done everything it could to kill American manufacturing.

    Getting rid of business tax that business doesn't pay but consumers pay and then getting rid of repatriation taxes would within less than 4 years give us full employment. When you have true full employment then manufacturers compete for employees by offering them good salaries and benefits.

    We gotta get rid of liberal think.

  • Ann Coulter–Voters Deliver Subtle Message: Die, Donor Scum

    03/16/2016 6:45:13 PM PDT · 28 of 57
    JAKraig to Luircin
    The one thing that Romney and I agreed on was immigration, or illegal immigration. I voted for him in the general, we all should have. Staying at home was a vote for Obama. I will never understand the logic except to say that if the
    GOPe tries to shove someone besides Cruz or Trump down our throats I will not vote GOP.

    Right now I don't think I care any more which of the two wins just as long as one of them does and sticks it to DC teat suckers.

  • EU Delegation Claims Immunity from Prosecution for Building 1,000 Illegal Arab Homes on Israeli Land

    03/15/2016 11:40:25 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    JAKraig to ScaniaBoy

    ....together with her belief that Area C will eventually end up in Arab hands, allows the EU to proceed..

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    What people seem to forget is that The EU is well on it’s way to being Muslim Majority. The Muslim minority already has great power and influence.

    The Murderous Islamic Radicals have totally infiltrated the EU and are using that as a tool to destroy Israel.

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Ted Cruz But Were Afraid to Ask

    03/10/2016 8:14:58 AM PST · 19 of 23
    JAKraig to mumblypeg

    The Federal Government has Millions of employees whose only function is to make business and individuals tow a line that some politician says they should tow.

    The first thing the Federal Government should do is get rid of all business tax, all of it. In reality there is no such thing as a business tax. A business tax simply causes businesses to raise their price to cover the tax and then the end consumer ends up paying the tax. When we tax business it sounds good but we are only taxing ourselves.

    I don’t think I care what the tax rate is as long as everybody pays it. Redistribution is Socialism, it promotes dependence on the State. Lets bring back good old fashioned charity and let those who want to help others do so. Perhaps the Federal Government could participate by helping fund some charities. The cost of people helping others would drop dramatically.

    I’m sick of being a slave of governments where I give half or more of my money to go to people who waste it and don’t earn it.

  • Oregon Officials Call LaVoy Finicum Death “Disturbing”

    03/10/2016 7:39:56 AM PST · 22 of 47
    JAKraig to RightFighter
    The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office investigated the shooting, recently turning over results to Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris. He was asked to oversee the investigation by Tim Colahan, Harney County district attorney, to provide an independent assessment. The shooting occurred in Harney County.

    Who would you prefer? The FreeRepublic lynch-the-scumbag-police brigade?

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    It is beyond reason to believe that one law enforcement agency could review the actions of another agency with which they work could provide an unbiased assessment of what happened.

    For a good investigation you need an independent agency to investigate.

  • Trump University Plaintiff Seeks To Withdraw From Suit, Fearing Public Trial

    03/09/2016 6:44:15 AM PST · 23 of 31
    JAKraig to biff

    Trump settles cases, he does not deny that. Specifically in this case he said he will not settle, that he would rather give the money to the lawyers. He has done this several times, that is fought a charge where he could have settled cheaper. He has won most of them.

  • Trump vs. Cruz, pick your poison! This why the GOP's screwed

    03/09/2016 6:14:17 AM PST · 17 of 46
    JAKraig to manc
    I think what some people don't realize is that if I put my garbage can up against the Democrats this election the garbage would win in a landslide.

    Cruz is not more radical than Eisenhower, not even close. If Eisenhower were running today we would call him a radical. Can you imagine his stance on illegal immigration, welfare, queer marriage, welfare moms and a million other social positions?

    Cruz would be wonderful and the nation is starting to see that. I have no misunderstanding about Trump, he is not Cruz but he will be dramatically better than ANY DUMBOCRAT!

  • Trump Would Dominate Clinton, Sanders in the General Election, Data Model Predicts

    03/08/2016 6:25:15 PM PST · 15 of 40
    JAKraig to papertyger

    Cruz is the best Constitutional candidate but Trump is by far and away the smarter. I wish I was as quick on my feet as he is and he is 69.

  • Woman leaves would-be attacker bloody and wounded after she shot him in the neck

    03/08/2016 7:11:14 AM PST · 8 of 48
    JAKraig to Jack Hammer

    A head shot would have been nice, but she did well considering the circumstances. She will get to face him in court and watch him get sentenced to a good twenty of which he will likely have to serve at least 12.

    You go girl!

    Bringing a knife to a gunfight is a losing proposition.

    The attitude towards guns in Kentucky is likely different than some other states, we like them.

  • After 23 Years in NC Prison, Howard Dudley Embraces His Freedom (Cleared of Abusing 9Yr Daughter)

    03/07/2016 10:59:26 AM PST · 17 of 17
    JAKraig to IronJack

    Yes, the prosecution is obligated to reveal all RELEVANT evidence.
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    No, The prosecutor is obliged to reveal all evidence. The prosecutor cannot later say “well, I didn’t think that was relevant so didn’t give it to you”, no, he has to give all there is.

  • After last night, is there any way realistically that Trump doesn’t win Florida?

    03/07/2016 7:17:55 AM PST · 26 of 91
    JAKraig to babble-on
    A broad coalition of voters, yes, but for what? What does he stand for other than being an asshole? Take away the asshole, who I admit is hilarious, and what is left?

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    First, I am not a Trumpster, I voted for Cruz Saturday.

    Now to your comments.

    A broad coalition of voters, you ask for what. The answer is to win elections.

    What does he stand for you ask, and answer that he is an asshole. I would ask what is it he has done to deserve this moniker. I would note that he has anonymously helped people who in no way could ever help him back. What other candidate has done this. What person has he verbally attacked who did not deserve every word he gave them save perhaps Jeb Bush.

    Was George W. Bush a great president? He had some good qualities but spent money like a drunken sailor, I'd love to have him back if it would get rid of Obummer but I think we can do better.

    Trump is a business man. Businessmen are people who see the facts and then make decisions based on them, not how good the decision feels or how much the press smiles at it.

    I hope Cruz wins but if Trump wins the nomination I will very gladly vote for him.

    When people start talking about someone and say the same things the press says about someone then they should examine why they parrot the press which is simply a wing of the Democrat party.

  • After 23 Years in NC Prison, Howard Dudley Embraces His Freedom (Cleared of Abusing 9Yr Daughter)

    03/07/2016 7:03:49 AM PST · 15 of 17
    JAKraig to IronJack
    It is not the prosecutor’s job to build the defense’s case. In Discovery, the parties are supposed to disclose all relevant information concerning the case. The operative word there being “relevant.”. If a DA thought the evidence was sufficiently exculpatory to jeopardize his case, then he probably shouldn’t have prosecuted it to begin with. To withhold it violates the Canon, and can result in mistrial, loss on appeal, and censure.

    The defense should have destroyed this girl’s testimony, which shouldn’t have been hard to do in view of her history.

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    I'm sorry to have to strongly disagree with you but, in this country the prosecution has to share ALL evidence found during an investigation, it is the law. The prosecutor broke the law and because of it an innocent man spent a quarter century in prison.

    The stated purpose of prosecutors is to find the truth, not put people in jail. If the truth finds someone guilty of crime then the prosecutors job is to present the evidence to a judge or jury and then punish the criminal. If the evidence points to innocence of the accused the prosecutor has an obligation under law to work to free the accused.

    Unfortunately our justice system has evolved into whoever puts the most people in prison has the most respect from his peers.

    Our system of prosecution is better than most of the world but has many problems and flaws.

  • After 23 Years in NC Prison, Howard Dudley Embraces His Freedom (Cleared of Abusing 9Yr Daughter)

    03/04/2016 12:14:14 PM PST · 11 of 17
    JAKraig to IronJack

    I used to manage properties for local government, one of the properties was a courthouse with 43 courtrooms. Prosecutors do this kind of stuff more often than not. If the only witness is a nine year old retarded child then there was never a case. The prosecution can get a kid to say anything especially a retarded kid. The problem is the kid said a lot of things that proved the guy Innocent but that information was withheld from the defendant. The withholding of exculpatory evidence is breaking the law. The DA should spend time in prison.

  • Romney stokes GOP civil war with anti-Trump message (Decent analysis)

    03/04/2016 8:52:44 AM PST · 22 of 37
    JAKraig to GOPJ

    I am so fed up with the anti-Trump sentiment going on here and all over the country. The Republican party should be glad they have someone that a majority of people like running in the election.

    I will be voting for Ted Cruz tomorrow in Kentucky but I fully suspect that Trump will win the nomination on the first ballot and if he does not have enough delegates to win on the first ballot it better be someone very close to the same number of delegates that wins the nomination.

    Trump said he would support the eventual nominee but I suspect if he loses because of GOPe skulduggery he will go 3rd party and you know what, I just might vote for him.

  • Graham: Brokered Convention Would Be Unfair To Trump [AUDIO]

    03/03/2016 11:33:28 AM PST · 49 of 60
    JAKraig to jstaff

    You beat me to it. If Trump shows up with only 825, approx. 1/3 of the total delegates, that means that 2/3 thirds of the voters don’t support him. Why should he have any special preference or consideration at the convention?

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    I think he makes a good point, are you going to give it someone with Less delegates, someone like Jeb Bush? Is that what it would take to make you happy, how about Mitt Romney, would that make you happy?

    I don’t see this as a big issue because even with all the efforts by GOPe I think Trump will have the votes and have the number of delegates to take the nomination on the first ballot. All the talk of the Anti Trump however I deplore. I would like to see Cruz as POTUS but I don’t see a way for it to happen but the last thing I want to do is sabotage another Republican to help Cruz win.

  • Super Tuesday Results: [GOP Delegate totals] Trump 316, Cruz 226, Rubio 106, Kasich 25, Carson 8

    03/02/2016 10:40:56 AM PST · 137 of 154
    JAKraig to bolobaby
    Still hope that we can oust the clown in a brokered convention. Just combining Rubio and Cruz gives more delegates than Trump, so that’s a start at stopping the insanity.

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    I am a Cruz supporter and will likely caucus for him on Saturday here in Kentucky. That being said, your remarks about insanity don't make sense to me.

    Trump has brought millions of people together in an exciting campaign, this in the Republican party which never sees this kind of excitement. It was Trump who had the gonads to bring up illegal immigration in this election cycle and the accompanying wall. Why would we want a few leaders in a “smoke filled room” determine who our nominee should be.

    I would much rather the peoples voice be heard and Donald Trump be the nominee than have Mitch McConnell determine who it would be. If I thought there were no way for Cruz to get the delegates he needs for a first vote win then I would vote for Trump just so the GOPe can't force Romney down my throat. If they do that I hope that Trump runs third party and destroys what is left of the Republican party, I would vote for Trump in that situation. I don't dislike Romney, he's a great guy but he's not a conservative. Perhaps he is more conservative than Hillary but just barely.

  • Court rules N.Y. attorney general's Trump University fraud lawsuit can proceed

    03/01/2016 2:28:28 PM PST · 112 of 121
    JAKraig to Techjock

    So because the attendees were foolish, that makes Donald innocent of fraud?

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    What Fraud?

    I don’t know about where you live but these seminars come around several times a year, TV and radio both advertise them.

    Toothpaste commercials advertise how they will get rid of cavities, they won’t unless you go through a lot of trouble to brush several times a day and use the right mouthwash and don’t drink soft drink and stay away from sugar. If you are so stupid as to believe what advertisers say then you deserve to be separated from your money.

  • Court rules N.Y. attorney general's Trump University fraud lawsuit can proceed

    03/01/2016 1:01:03 PM PST · 92 of 121
    JAKraig to VerySadAmerican
    These “Learn How To Flip Houses and Become Rich” free seminars happen every weekend. And idiots go to them and buy the books and CDs. Are they frauds? Only to dummies.

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    You are correct.

    My wife and I have rental properties and we have flipped a house or two and thought we might go to one of these “Seminars” to see what we could learn for “free”.

    Well we could have taught the free seminar and probably the next one that cost thousands of dollars. We didn't go past the free since we saw what it was. A smart person could have gone to the library and checked out a few books and learned more than the seminars.

    All the above being said, there was useful information to be had that could definitely lead you to getting rich in real estate if you were willing to do the prerequisite work, the work is substantial and if you were willing to pay for it you could get enough to be successful in short order. But you could also get it for free at the library if you were willing to crack a few books.

    I would have not called the process a “scam” but it was pretty close to it. If you have any brains you won't fall for it but if you are stupid, well there is always someone willing to take your money if you are stupid enough to give it to him.

  • How the GOP Insiders Plan to Steal the Nod From Trump

    03/01/2016 12:34:10 PM PST · 44 of 67
    JAKraig to tanknetter
    So far the situation as you see it is nowhere close to reality.

    Trump is winning a good 65% of the delegates so far. Before voting today Trump has 82 delegates, next close is Cruz with 17.

    After today, Super Tuesday, Trump will likely have over 80% perhaps closer to 85%. It is getting harder and harder to see a way to stop him.

    I totally don't understand the GOPe if you have a sure winner why not work with it?

  • Trump's immigration outrage poses challenge for Cruz in Texas

    03/01/2016 7:28:16 AM PST · 25 of 39
    JAKraig to John Valentine
    I simply cannot fathom the enthusiasm for such an inferior, flawed, and derivative candidate. There is nothing that Trump can or would do that Ted Cruz would not do faster and better than Trump, if Trump really has any interest at all in doing the things he talks about.

    What I find odd is the faith that some people have that Trump isn’t BSSing them off the face of the Earth, as is his natural skill set. He’s a kayfabe master; in the Hall of Fame, literally. There is no reason to believe a word out of his mouth, and plenty of cautionary evidence that he is totally lacking in sincerity.

    Just a word of caution. You are about to be burned badly.

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    There is much truth in what is said above. I am a Cruz supporter, unfortunately he will not be the nominee. I hardly see now how Trump can lose, certainly it is his to lose.

    As far as Cruz being able to do more than Trump I would say that is doubtful. Cruz like Trump is hated by the GOPe and The Dumbocrats they will do all they can to stop both of them. The only chance either of them has if they win in November is to have coattails.

    I know nothing about Trump. I have little trust for him but there are things about him that impress me. He is the one who started the ball rolling on illegal immigration in this campaign. Spending his own money is a big deal. The fact is that the GOPe is a business that rakes in millions of dollars and many Republicans are afraid their money will dry up if Trump or Cruz get in because they will not be willing to do the bidding of the Crony Capitalists in Congress. I look for assassination attempts on either of these guys if they get nominated.

    I'm still not sure Hillary will be the nominee for the left but if so I think Trump would have no difficulty dispatching her, she has a lot of baggage. Cruz will have a hard time raising the money needed to prosecute a successful campaign.

    I can still dream for a Cruz president but my vision of reality tells me the best I can hope for is Trump president and then Cruz nominated to the Supreme Court of The US.

  • The GOP Convention, Rule 40, the Magic 8

    02/27/2016 7:44:22 PM PST · 61 of 66
    JAKraig to Qiviut

    If they bring in Romney even though I think it was a mistake to stay at home last time I will not stay at home I will do all I can to convince Trump to go third party and I will vote third party for him.

  • NYC Cop Convicted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Akai Gurley

    02/12/2016 11:57:50 AM PST · 44 of 48
    JAKraig to GilGil

    GilGil to JAKraig
    And your attitude creates the atmosphere in Baltimore where crime is up 300%.

    Officers are getting slaughtered all over the country. Their death rates are 3 times what they were 12 months ago. Now when they go into a dangerous situation they have to think that if they should hesitate in defending themselves because whatever they do will haul them into court and possible jail time.

    So we live with the stats of Baltimore all over the country.

    I am 100% on the officers side and would have handled this much differently. It is way too easy to pontificate where it is nice and safe.

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    I’m glad you aren’t a cop or one who judges their actions. I hope all cops hesitate to defend themselves until they find there is something to defend from. I’m tired of “unarmed” people being killed by cops that were too fast to the trigger.

    There is an innocent dead man who would disagree with you about how nice and safe it was. The cop did something he wasn’t supposed to do, he did something he was trained not to do. If you kill an innocent man because of stupidity or fear you need to pay for it. We have to have some reason for cops to obey their training, we can’t just have them going shooting everything that moves because their scared, we can’t have them shooting because they “heard a noise!”

    The cops in Baltimore are deserting the crime riddled areas to make a point. How many cops were getting killed or injured in Baltimore? People who get killed for doing bad stuff get what they deserve but people getting killed because the cop was a pu$$y don’t deserve it and the pu$$y cop needs to pay.

  • NYC Cop Convicted Of Manslaughter In Death Of Akai Gurley

    02/12/2016 9:00:00 AM PST · 33 of 48
    JAKraig to GilGil
    People are way too quick to crucify police. Having read the reports it seems like the officer was not in the best of circumstances.

    Ok. He killed someone. I would not jail him unless there was an intention to kill the guy. It seems like it was more of an accident than intentional.

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    Your reasoning and others who deny the guilt of the officer is very flawed.

    The officer is not being punished for intentionally shooting anybody but it is NOT an accident. When a drunk driver kills someone by running over them it is NOT an accident. When someone decides to practice shooting targets in his back yard and one of the bullets hits a person and kills them it is NOT an accident.

    When a police officer who is afraid of being where he is keeps his finger on his hair trigger and shoots without meaning to it is NOT an accident. When the shooting or running over above results in death it is “manslaughter” pure and simple.

    Why anyone would think a police officers life is worth a penny more than the person he shoots without meaning to is beyond me. I would think just the opposite, we trust the police, give them power over us, they should not be haphazardly killing us. That is what happened here.

    Cops get paid for taking chances in unsafe situations, not for killing innocent people so they can go home at night.

    I am sickened at the attitude of many here on the cop's side. It is not an accident!

  • The Key to True Fasting

    02/12/2016 8:38:01 AM PST · 8 of 10
    JAKraig to Boogieman

    I really think this article misses the point of what Christ was saying about the fast. There was no fasting while the Bridegroom was with them, that is while Christ was with them. Eventually Christ was to be taken away, the fasting that was to come had nothing to do with satiation. We can never get enough or certainly too much of Christ and his teachings.

    The disciples of Christ had no need to fast to get closer to Christ, He was with them.

    We fast to bring our flesh into control of our spirit. We are constantly reminded that we are hungry but our spirits take control of our flesh and put the satisfaction of our hunger off while we concentrate on spiritual matters. It brings us closer to spiritual things, closer to God.

    Fasting is nothing without prayer, it is just going without food but going without food to be closer to God is what fasting is. The longer the fast and praying that goes with it the greater the spiritual experience. I really think using the word “fasting” without putting prayer with it, makes no sense. We should always say “Fasting & Prayer”.

    Again, just going without food is not “Real Fasting”, it is just going without food.

  • PCUSA on Track to Lose Over 400K Members by 2020

    02/09/2016 8:39:59 AM PST · 14 of 63
    JAKraig to Persevero
    Christians who are not homosexual and read the Bible will not put up with queer priests/ministers. The Scriptures make it clear that sex outside of marriage, that is marriage of a man and woman is a sin. Why do people think God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? Homosexuality is an abomination.

    Bye-Bye Presbyterian Church.