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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

  • President Trump Has Lunch With The Pope

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

    Trumps keeps Pope from walking on water.

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

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

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

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/20/2017 8:35:30 PM PST · 69 of 202
    JAKraig to MHGinTN
    Have you read, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” ... is there a step in between? None I’ve found in Scripture.


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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/20/2017 7:04:37 PM PST · 66 of 202
    JAKraig to mrobisr
    When you die where do you go if you are saved?
    To be with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/19/2017 4:11:29 PM PST · 25 of 202
    JAKraig to righttackle44

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

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

    There is no begging here.

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


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

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/19/2017 4:06:44 PM PST · 24 of 202
    JAKraig to metmom

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


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

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

  • The Meaning of Grace

    02/19/2017 6:58:58 AM PST · 5 of 202
    JAKraig to metmom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

  • The Democrats' New Opposition Strategy: Obstruction

    02/01/2017 7:46:07 AM PST · 31 of 32
    JAKraig to laconic

    I realize the president Trump is no youngster, but I believe that he will travel to these red states with blue senators and campaign for Republicans. Even the threat to do so will scare Democrats in trouble in the eight states affected.

    I think the president will get his 60 votes with very little effort.

  • Democrats are digging their own grave — and boosting Trump at the same time

    02/01/2017 7:35:52 AM PST · 26 of 36
    JAKraig to Pietro
    The MSM, and the left, I'm sorry for repeating, but these people know exactly what they're doing, they're following Alinsky’s rules for radicals. They really believe that the majority of the country is so stupid that they will fall for the antics of the left and that that will demoralize Republicans so that they will want to dump Trump.

    The media and the left are the same, the mainstream media is simply an arm of the Democratic Party, it is sickening.

    In this particular instance Trump was not clumsy, he was speedy. I would rather close the door quickly and risk a few fingers getting smashed than closing the door too slowly so that people that we don't want get in. It's okay to smash a few fingers in the process.

    The selection for the Supreme Court, the extreme vetting, the kill two for every new regulation and selecting sessions for the Atty. Gen. have been the most conservative political events I have seen in my long life time. I have a reverence for Ronald Reagan that is hard to describe without emotion however seeing the first week or so of the Trump presidency leads me to believe that there is a good chance that Trump will be a much more conservative and logical president than even Reagan. Those are very difficult words for me to say and it is a little early to know whether that will be the case. I am more than pleasantly surprised at how wonderful this presidency is going so far, the left be damned.

  • Trump delivers somber SCOTUS nomination and even liberal media offer reluctant praise

    01/31/2017 7:57:39 PM PST · 10 of 25
    JAKraig to Jamestown1630

    I realize people will throw rocks at me but, we have Mitch McConnell to thank for this night. Mitch doesn’t seem to get much right lately but he stuck his neck out the right way on this one.

  • Media: Donald Trump Is Gaslighting Us

    01/31/2017 2:44:48 PM PST · 105 of 118
    JAKraig to lrdg

    At least if he is driving them crazy it’s a short drive.


    01/31/2017 7:22:18 AM PST · 26 of 31
    JAKraig to T-Bone Texan
    Its my goal to see the Northern Lights at least once in my life.

    From Texas.


    Well I hope your goal is never fulfilled. The last time the Northern Lights were seen in Texas was probably the Carrington event which allowed people in Cuba to see the “Northern” Lights.

    Today while a Carrington event would be interesting, perhaps beautiful and light up the night with enough light to read a news paper in it, it could be disastrous to many electrical/electronic devices.

    I suggest you take a cruise to Alaska and hope we don't have the opportunity to see the Northern light here in the South.

  • Mazda's next-gen SkyActiv engines will drop spark plugs in favor of high compression

    01/17/2017 8:48:42 AM PST · 86 of 112
    JAKraig to Axenolith
    In today's gasoline engines we say they have fuel injection however it isn't the same as diesel fuel injection in most gasoline injection engines. In most gasoline cars the fuel is injected into the intake manifold just before it enters the cylinder, so, yes you could and would have predetonation in a high compression engine. As I understand the newer engines that use pressure/heat for detonation the fuel is injected just like a diesel, Direct Injection the fuel is injected near TDC so that it fires immediately. With immediate detonation there is no time for predetonation.

    Direct injection of gasoline in engines with spark ignition is starting to become more widespread as it is generally more efficient especially at low load conditions. DI creates a stratified charge situation depending on the method of DI by injecting the gasoline at a particular spot on the top of the piston which makes the fuel and air swirl just prior to detonation. With DI gasoline can be injected into a cylinder more than once during the stroke again adding power after the detonation has started.

    Di (Direct Injection) is complicated and requires a computer to manage correctly taking many inputs such as oxygen content, pressure, temperature, RPM’s and power required, the gas pedal.

    Since Gasoline engines generally provide about 25% of the power produced when gasoline is burned that means that 3/4’s of it is wasted in the radiator. DI can improve that to over 30%.

    Eventually when we get rid of the valve train with opposed piston designs we will get near 40%. When we learn to make high temperature ceramic parts we will be able to get over 50%. Think of that, if a car today gets 35MPG it would get 70. Talk about being energy independent. . .

    Gasoline technology has a long way to go and will be around for a long time.

  • I am in DIRE need of help with a photoshop issue...calling all FREEPERS!

    01/16/2017 2:34:42 PM PST · 2 of 36
    JAKraig to republicanbred

    Under image on the menu choose image size and select the size you want. going smaller is great going larger will cause pixilation.

  • Kentucky: Legislative Session Convenes with Intro of Constitutional Carry Legislation

    01/04/2017 9:08:03 AM PST · 7 of 9
    JAKraig to ChildOfThe60s

    We did not stop in any states that did not honor our KY permits.


    My wife and I are the same way. We are headed to Utah to visit grandkids, the hassle of taking a weapon during air travel means I won’t have my weapon at my side for a week. I will feel strange for sure.

  • Trump’s team to PA: ‘There is no Palestine, Jerusalem is not your capital’

    01/03/2017 8:21:57 PM PST · 62 of 80
    JAKraig to marron

    Wow. I love this guy more every day.


    ME TOO!

  • And This Is Why I Carry Guns When I Walk My Dog

    01/03/2017 8:16:50 PM PST · 56 of 93
    JAKraig to Redcitizen
    Good shoot with a happy ending.


    I'm a little hard pressed to call it a happy ending with someone dead although that's not to say it isn't a good ending. there is a difference. The dead guy deserved to be dead and the shooter deserves to be left alone about it. It's ok to be sad for the dead thug but better to be happy that you aren't going to your own funeral.

  • In 2015, a 30 Year Old French Nuclear Submarine 'Sank' a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    01/01/2017 4:35:50 PM PST · 70 of 70
    JAKraig to SgtHooper
    Actually, not so much. there is a wave to be sure but the pressure goes up not down, it takes the path of least resistance so that the underwater pressure is not so great unless it is close. For instance, a 1/10th megaton bomb could take out everything within say a half mile on the surface because of the wave, the wave would knock over the ships. The vast portion of the energy of the explosion goes nearly straight up over the bomb, when the water comes down however it creates a huge wave on the water surface. That wave right after the wave from the initial blast will cause a lot of damage. There will be little or no heat or radiation damage if the bomb is deep enough except for ships pretty close to the blast, mostly just kinetic damage from water.
  • In 2015, a 30 Year Old French Nuclear Submarine 'Sank' a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    01/01/2017 7:22:32 AM PST · 21 of 70
    JAKraig to FreedomPoster
    Life after a successful submarine attack may not be long for the submarine but a great deal of damage can be done before the sub is destroyed. Today with small nuclear warheads on torpedoes the sub does not have to get even close, all he has to do is hear the carrier group in the distance and then put one torpedo in the middle of the group and get them all.

    When the torpedo is heard in the water it is too late to do anything about it.

    All that being said the Navy knows about this threat that is why with an aircraft carrier group there are always sonabouys being dropped all around the group within torpedo range. It is very difficult to avoid detection with active sonar, it is especially difficult to avoid detection within several hundred miles of the US coastline, especially the the east coast where we have permanent sonar detection blanketing hundreds perhaps thousands of square miles.

    Operating on the sea is dangerous during wartime. Operating under the sea during wartime is especially dangerous. The men who operate submarines during wartime are special heroes, they know they will likely die doing their work to protect the country but they do it anyway.

    I lived on a Polaris boat during peace time in the 60’s, while not the safest place in the world I never really considered it dangerous but if a war would have started I knew the end would come relatively soon. We were expendable as long as we took a lot of tonnage with us or a lot of cities with us.

  • Pack Of 7 Dogs Protect Nearly Naked 2-Year-Old Toddler In Rainy Victorville Park

    12/23/2016 8:13:12 AM PST · 37 of 63
    JAKraig to Ancesthntr

    Dogs and most other animals are much smarter than we usually give them credit for. They understand situations very well most of the time. They must sometimes think we are pretty stupid but seem to love us anyway.

    With a two year old out in the cold the dogs would not have understood the danger of the cold but would certainly understood the danger of a stranger approaching the child which these dogs or at least some of these dogs must have known.

    Dogs have a pecking order, if one of the dogs was from the house hold of the child he would have protected the child from the other dogs and any other threat. I don’t know how but the the dog(s) from the child’s household would have communicated their responsibility to the other dogs. Because of their pack mentality they would have acted as a group to protect the kid.

    There is no animal that loves their human and family more than a dog. While a dog may not understand what exactly death is or the end of life they are often willing to give their life in defense of their family. Wondrous creatures.

  • Will a Close Election Put Electoral College on the Chopping Block?

    12/19/2016 8:15:53 AM PST · 17 of 26
    JAKraig to trebb
    People fail to realize that the term “States” as used in the Constitution and in the vocabulary of the time the Constitution was ratified was synonymous with “Country”.

    At one time the individual states of The United States were autonomous countries, they were simply a confederation of countries or states during the revolution.

    After the revolution the states made a permanent confederation by the means of a Constitution. The fear prior to the ratifying of the constitution was that the large states like New York would overwhelm the smaller states like Massachusetts and that the larger states would forever dominate the smaller states so that there would be no value in confederation by the smaller states. This fear was overcome by two means, one, the Senate having equal representation by each state and two, the electoral college with each state having at least three electors.

    If we were to do away with the electoral college then New York and California would dominate the presidential elections with Florida and Texas having influence but no control.

    The current system with the original Senators being chosen by the legislators of each state was a genius solution and would still work if not for the 17th amendment which gave the election of Senators to the popular vote of the citizens of each state. Nearly all of the laws that weaken the republican form of the union can be traced back to the 17th amendment. There is nothing now that protects the states except the 10th amendment which is never enforced because without the force of the 10th amendment the Senate (referred to as the upper chamber) has nearly unlimited power to serve themselves. Evil.

  • 73-year-old Calif. man fatally shot by police was carrying crucifix, not gun (SF grandfather)

    12/15/2016 7:42:55 AM PST · 48 of 94
    JAKraig to Balding_Eagle

    I’m not seeing where the cop knew it was a crucifix?

    So, did you see the part where the cop knew it was a gun?

    What right does a cop have to shoot someone who has not threatened him, who has not pulled a gun on him. Just because someone on 911 says he has a gun does not mean he does until you see it.

    This situation is sickening. If a cop is so scared that he shoots an old man without seeing his hands the cop needs to be relieved of his position as a cop.

    I understand it was a mistake, the cop thought (unreasonably) that the old guy had a gun. So what if he did have a gun, you can have a gun legally. First did the old man have a permit to have a gun? Did the cop check? Is it a capital offense to have a gun? Did the old man ever threaten anyone with a gun, or even his crucifix for that matter. The answer is no. The old man was killed for no good reason. He was killed because he might have had a gun in his pocket. I always have a gun, should a cop shoot me when he sees me. Did the cop check to see if the old man was deaf?

    I hope the cop is never allowed to carry a gun again and shamed from any job that includes responsibility for the welfare of any person. I hope the city pays big time for this STUPID mistake.

    Those here who take the side of the cop are being silly. The cop made a very STUPID mistake. This is a mistake that happens too many times every year in our country. It isn’t a black/white/Latino problem it is a STUPID cop problem.

  • There is more than one truth to tell in the awful story of Aleppo

    12/14/2016 2:24:03 PM PST · 7 of 30
    JAKraig to Lorianne

    I do feel somewhat sorry for the pain and suffering these people go through but, they belong to a religion of death. They want to kill everyone who does not believe what they believe so it should not surprise them when someone does the same thing to them for the same reason. Maybe they will all kill themselves then leave us alone.

  • A bullet from a Cop solved the problem - Deal with it

    12/14/2016 9:12:35 AM PST · 3 of 7
    JAKraig to Arm_Bears

    It is not a democracy, however it is a democratic, constitutional republic. It has some of the trappings of democracy with out the evils of democracy.

  • Christ Is Superior to Angels

    12/11/2016 6:17:28 PM PST · 9 of 32
    JAKraig to 867V309


    Jesus was never lower than any angel.

    The statement only refers to mortality. That Jesus would be subject to mortality.

  • Speed or Accuracy?

    12/09/2016 8:52:47 AM PST · 6 of 18
    JAKraig to w1n1
    Speed and accuracy are both good things, but, it is important to be aware of your surroundings so that speed isn't really a factor.

    I highly recommend frequent practice. Be intimately familiar with your weapon, put at least several hundred rounds through it before you trust yourself with it enough to feel protected.

    While you can't always anticipate a bad guy's actions you often have several hints of what could be going down momentarily. Be prepared and don't be surprised.

    You can't always have much time, if someone is kicking down your door you should have plenty of time to be aiming at the door before they are through. If someone bursts into a store with guns blazing you should have been watching the door and been ready.

    Know what is going on around you. It isn't hard, we do it while we drive or at least a good driver does. Be ready.

  • Do you carry with a round in the chamber?(Ladies)

    11/30/2016 12:13:37 PM PST · 81 of 113
    JAKraig to piytar
    I carry a Kel-Tec and I carry with a round in the chamber. It is the same weapon model that killed Trayvon Martin with one shot. My weapon is double action only, in other words pulling the trigger “cocks” the gun or sets the hammer and then releases the hammer. The trigger requires substantial force to pull, 8 pounds. I will never have to worry about accidentally pulling the trigger but if I need it it is ready.

    My wife carries a Ruger revolver, it is always ready, just pull the trigger. Hers is only 6 pound pull but still pretty safe, we have never come close to accidental firing.

    It takes time to get a gun out, you don't have time to pull a concealed weapon and then rack it before being charged by a bad guy, once the gun is exposed start shooting.

  • Justice Thomas scolds Supreme Court while honoring Scalia

    11/18/2016 5:44:27 AM PST · 29 of 39
    JAKraig to LibWhacker

    I’d love to see her and Ann Coulter sitting opposite Sotomayor and Kagan. Check and mate.


    What a wonderful dream come true that would be.

  • What Steve Bannon Really Believes About Alt-Right and the Jews

    11/17/2016 9:06:05 AM PST · 30 of 36
    JAKraig to babble-on
    By the way, this article is SUPPORTIVE of Bannon, if anyone bothers to read it.


    I read it and Bannon is right where he needs to be, advising the new POTUS.

    Bannon is a genius, he gets it and understands it better than most of us. More power to him. I hope Trump never gets rid of him.

    If you didn't read the transcript you should you will learn a lot.

  • Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is the Best War Film Since ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Rex Reed)

    11/14/2016 6:09:25 AM PST · 27 of 79
    JAKraig to Wneighbor

    I don’t think I have seen a better movie.

    This one will keep your attention and you will lose focus a few times as the screen seems to get blurry.

    This is better than “Saving Private Ryan”. This story understates the truth of what really happened. It shows the protagonist going straight to Okinawa but in reality he did similar life saving work in two other battles before then.

    There is a statement at the courts marshal that sums up the heroism of the era.

    This is a movie that should be mandatory for every graduating high school senior to see before graduating. War is Hell. War is death and destruction, it should not happen without much contemplation about the death our soldiers will be sent to.

  • Priebus defends Trump pick: 'That's not the Steve Bannon I know'

    11/14/2016 5:51:51 AM PST · 14 of 44
    JAKraig to rarestia
    50 years ago, before the Internet was even an idea in someone’s mind, the media was considered honest and provided proof to backup everything they said. Nowadays the media is seemingly corrupt to the core and does nothing more than castigate those who oppose their views while the opposition, in this case conservatives, bend over backwards to provide facts about every last talking point.

    I just don’t get it.


    I was a photographer in College to help pay my way. Because of that I associated with aspiring “Journalists”. They were not really journalists and their professors did not teach them to be journalists. They were taught how to spin a story to say what they wanted and make it sound like journalism. Even when I was in college in the 60’s the professors were liberals, many even radical.

    There is nothing to get. The so called journalists of today are radical liberals with access to the means of broadcasting their “stories”. Journalists of today care nothing about the truth, they don't need to back up anything. To the journalists there is only an objective and story telling is their way of achieving their objective of making us all in their image. To them there is no need of freedom or personal decision making, they want smart people “read them” to make all our decisions for us, they after all know best.

    Once as an engineer calling on a factory in Ohio I met with another engineer, he was from China. He seemed to be a nice guy and we got along well together. I learned a lot about China from him. Sometime after we became acquainted he told me his wife was coming to live with him from China. I offered to take them to dinner. While at dinner, through her husband translating, I asked her what she thought of the U.S. She hated it, it was so scary. She went to the store the other day to purchase shoes for her daughter. There were hundreds of pairs of shoes to choose from and nobody from government to help her. When she got here the two of them had to find a larger apartment, she exclaimed that nobody from the government helped them do that, they had to do it all on their own, it was scary. What if they made a mistake?

    This is what liberal people think life should be for us idiots who live in fly over country. We are just too stupid to make decisions for ourselves.

    Go Trump! Drain The Swamp!

  • Who was John Killman? A tip and detective work unmask mystery man (OREGON STANDOFF-FBI PLANT)

    11/07/2016 5:57:19 AM PST · 3 of 10
    JAKraig to Nextrush

    What a sick government we are ruled by.

  • Watch Unbelievable Story of How Donald Trump Changed Boxer William Campudoni’s Life

    11/07/2016 5:24:50 AM PST · 11 of 20
    JAKraig to refermech

    It was good I just wish it wasn’t so blurry at the end.

  • Laptop Dilemma : detachable or not

    11/06/2016 3:29:24 PM PST · 8 of 32
    JAKraig to caver
    I have a 17”laptop and it is fine for home, even for moving from one room to another but for travel, on the road, in other peoples businesses I don't see how I could ever beat my Surface Pro 2. Surface Pros have moved up to model three and even four but I still love my 2. Someday I will progress but for now I love what I have, The keyboard is easily removable but still functions as a computer even without the keyboard.

    There are other companies that copy the Microsoft Surface and many of them look pretty good. Your problem is that you won't be able to buy one of the new ones for $500. You will have to either throw more money at it or buy used. If you look you will be able to find what you want either in your price range or pretty close in a used Surface 3 pro. My recommendation, don't consider any Win-10 laptop under 128MB.

  • Here's What Would Happen if Hillary Clinton is Indicted or Steps Down

    11/03/2016 12:44:57 PM PDT · 106 of 107
    JAKraig to knarf

    chapter and verse, please

    Article I § 2 of the United States Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach (make formal charges against) and Article I § 3 gives the Senate the sole power to try impeachments. Article II § 4 of the Constitution provides as follows:

    “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    There is nothing that specifies when the crimes or misdemeanors shall have happened.

  • Here's What Would Happen if Hillary Clinton is Indicted or Steps Down

    11/03/2016 6:33:37 AM PDT · 80 of 107
    JAKraig to knarf

    AND you can only impeach for offenses committed while in office.


    The president or any other Federal office holder can be impeached for crimes committed at any time.

  • The Next ‘Little Ice Age’ Is Already Here, Russian Scientist Claims

    10/31/2016 1:24:18 PM PDT · 44 of 63
    JAKraig to upchuck
    Now I’m confused. (Not a hard thing to do, I admit :) I thought Global Warming was “settled science.”


    I'll tell you what the settled science is for “Globull warming”. For most of the time in earth's history we have been in an ice age, at least it has been that way for the last 4 million years or so. about every 100,000 years or so we have a warm “Interglacial period”, they usually last about 10,000 years or so. We have been in the current warm period for almost 12,000 years. We are way overdue for an ice age, not a mini ice age but one of those 100,000 year long ice ages. This my friends is settled science! If you own property north of the Mason Dixon line you may want to consider moving south, soon.

  • State raids Delco offices, seeking evidence of voter registration fraud (Delco,PA)

    10/31/2016 12:47:49 PM PDT · 13 of 25
    JAKraig to Despot of the Delta

    Community organizers!

  • (VANITY) Prepper Advice Needed: Anticipating Post Trump Victory Riots

    10/27/2016 11:19:45 AM PDT · 71 of 105
    JAKraig to Tilted Irish Kilt
    True Preppers do not provoke violence, but are prepared, “just in case”.


    It would be wise to stay as far away from the trouble as possible. If you can't get away or need to protect “your stuff” make sure you are really prepared. A couple 30 rounds magazines for your AR style long gun might be a good place to start. Don't try to do it by yourself, a large crowd might try to take out one gun but multiple protectors with guns, well positioned means someone is going to die, some place easier is where they will head.

  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/22/2016 9:47:33 PM PDT · 96 of 101
    JAKraig to Don W

    My Generac comes with a quick change kit to go back and forth between NG and Propane.

  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/22/2016 10:46:39 AM PDT · 91 of 101
    JAKraig to Migraine

    Batteries are the biggest pain in the patoot I can imagine.


    Batteries are surely the biggest headache of any system that depends on them. Spending $10k that may only last 5-10 years takes a real commitment. While saying that, unless you live off grid the batteries could easily last 30 years. The life of a battery is how many deep cycles they go through and how you charge them. The less time they sit uncharged the better.

    Batteries can often be rejuvenated if you have patience. The truth is that even if you are careful you can ruin your battery.

    I have a large Solar or PV array, 12kw on the roof and there is simply no other way to economically use what I generate from the roof without batteries.

    I don’t have to use the batteries because normally the utility company takes my excess during the day and gives it back to me at night. After some storm or other reason that the utility company can’t deliver I will be on my own, then the batteries help me to continue normal life. The generator will help but it is hard to sustain a lot of hours on a backup rated generator.

  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/21/2016 1:48:39 PM PDT · 65 of 101
    JAKraig to Migraine

    For me and my household, we are OK as long as there is natural gas. We have a 14K generac that will run the whole house.


    I have a 16KW but you shouldn’t depend on the gas. You would be wise to get at least a 500 gal propane tank, it is easy to switch back and forth. Your genset will take over 2 gallons per hour. Get some big batteries, a charger that will take all 14KW you can give it and a good inverter. Then you should be able to get by with only running for 3 or 4 hours (charging the batteries) once ever day or two if you are careful.

    Using natural gas will cost you just as much as the propane if not more. It gets pretty expensive, pretty quickly to run a generator 24 hours a day. You could easily pay $50 a day, that’s $1600 a month. A one week outage is not a big deal but if the SHTF and society crumbles NG won’t cut it.