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  • Hawaii's false missile alert looms large in close Democratic primary

    08/11/2018 4:55:04 PM PDT · 38 of 45
    JohnBovenmyer to 100American
    There was a fair amount of news coverage, fake or not, about the loss of ARA San Juan last November. Wiki says she had 12k mmi range at 8 knots on the surface, but also said she had just a 30 day range, which would only cover half that distance at that speed. Alleged mission, starting from Argentina, seems like a stretch for their capabilities.
  • Expert: 170 Registered Voters in Ohio’s 12th District Listed as Over 116 Years Old

    08/09/2018 11:21:35 AM PDT · 54 of 76
    JohnBovenmyer to Reno89519

    I don’t think we know yet how many of the 170 voted in this special election. But 72 of them voted in the 2016 election according to this article. And Hillary would be shocked if Trump got more than 2 of those votes.

  • Was The Danforth Shooter a Member of a Toronto-based Radical Islamic Terrorist Cell?

    07/30/2018 5:25:23 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    JohnBovenmyer to StAnDeliver

    The authorities, on a fluke, found at the home of the man who paid the shooter’s brother’s bail, enough elephant opiate to give a fatal does to every person in Canada with enough left over to murder everyone in NYC. Clearly a minor matter worthy of zero news coverage.

  • Trump allies weigh last-ditch bid to punish Rosenstein

    07/26/2018 6:01:18 AM PDT · 11 of 15
    JohnBovenmyer to AC86UT89

    All to true if by that you refer to the ‘modern’ way of entrusting contemp of Congress to the Article 2 justice department. When it’s comitying the contempt. But if you go back to the original, intrinsic, purely Article 1, way of implementing it: Congress proclaims it, Congress arrests and itself imprisons perp, perp May not leave detention until contemp resolved or end of that ‘school year,’ then perps might actually be scared. Especially once the implications of a lot of laws not applying to Congress. Like all the laws regarding prison standards. Like all the laws by which other prisoners go to an (Article 1) judge to improve their position. The '8th still applies, but you’ll need the Article 3 court to address it and it is already on the record affirming the intrinsic Congressional power. Realistically the perps only defense against this is the current fecklessness of this Congress and its ‘leadership.’

    I don’t know whether a ‘privileged’ Contemp motion, bypassing Ryan, is allowed like an Impeachment one is. If it were allowed that might be a stronger option, if as I believe (but don’t know for certain) that the House can exercise Contemp on its own, not even needing a majority vote out of the Senate. If so, that, if nothing else, could be a powerful stunt for the nascent Jim Jordan for Speaker campaign leading up to the mid term elections. Would GOP House incumbents, facing a Trump voters for re-election, GOP House challengers wanting Trump voters, support the (very) lame duck House leadership, and thus the Swamp, or will they join Trump in draining the Swamp when no Senate cover exists. In my state of Iowa I’d bet King and Blum would join Jordan, and Young would confirm himself Rino. alas my rep is the one Iowa Rat.

  • Former Special Ops Official ‘Shocked’ White House Isn’t Considering Stripping Hillary Clinton’s

    07/25/2018 12:47:18 PM PDT · 31 of 43
    JohnBovenmyer to ETL

    The only protection her bathroom server offered was that few were willing to confront that version.

  • Venezuela's inflation on track to top 1 million percent, IMF says

    07/23/2018 6:48:13 PM PDT · 34 of 57
    JohnBovenmyer to EdnaMode

    Pompeo says Ayatollah leading Iran has $95B hedge fund. If we had a real CIA I’d say have them steal it. After all Obama illegally (unbudgetted) gave him over $100B so Trump would just be recovering stolen US assets. Time the theft to fulfill his bolded tweet response to Iran. If we can’t do that, arrange to have the hedge fund denoted in Venezuelan Bolivars. It would make a memorable economic lesson for the left.

  • Birthright Citizenship: A Response to My Critics

    07/22/2018 9:45:46 PM PDT · 6 of 33
    JohnBovenmyer to DoughtyOne
    Unfortunately, progressives have been full on brainwashing on this issue since the supremes ‘said’ otherwise wrongly in 1888. It’s been pushed as the kind, American norm on every public school kid since. I should know, but am forgetting, whether the decision was wrongly decided or has since been over broadly interpreted. It may be the latter, but it certainly is not supported by either an originalist or a texualist reading of the 14th.

    Some progressive propoganda is so insidious even alert Freepers nearly don’t realize it’s there. I rewatched Crosby and Astaire in 1941’s Holiday Inn, the film that brought us White Christmas. They snuck in FDR’s mug amidst an ode to his, anti-founding fathers, proposal for a 2nd, gimme ‘dat, ‘Bill of Rights’. I don’t recall noticing it before. I’m failing to imagine a Trump Tweet positively presented within current entertainment. I’m certain all today’s crowd would notice odd about the film was the one number done in blackface. They’d move to ban ‘White’ Christmas for ‘racist’ association.

  • Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says

    07/20/2018 7:07:37 PM PDT · 33 of 59
    JohnBovenmyer to McGruff

    Worse yet, the ‘flees’ from all those rats carry the Obamic Plague.

  • Shroud of Turin Bloodstains Likely Fake, Not of Jesus Christ: Forensic Experts

    07/17/2018 11:45:20 AM PDT · 42 of 53
    JohnBovenmyer to SeekAndFind

    Some years ago there was a forensic pathologist who did studies on how fluids would have spread on the body of someone tortured and crucified as per the gospels. Alas I don’t recall his name and when this was. He found the fluid patterns on the Shroud fit this quite well, whereas depictions of the same in art over the centuries did NOT fit it well. He concluded the blood spatter patterns on the Shroud were very strong evidence it had once covered, if not Christ then someone treated as Christ was reported to have been treated. So now there is this ‘scientific’ study claiming the opposite. I’m skeptical and would like, at least, for someone to compare the two studies.

  • One of the Most Disgraceful Performances by a President I've Ever Seen: Cooper Eviscerates Trump

    07/16/2018 7:24:20 PM PDT · 116 of 117
    JohnBovenmyer to sevinufnine
    "for" with
  • Mining Moon Ice: Prospecting Plans Starting to Take Shape

    07/16/2018 3:04:49 PM PDT · 95 of 107
    JohnBovenmyer to BenLurkin

    Until we know, for sure, there’s more frozen H2O there than we could conceivably use to support moonrises in their H2O and O2 needs we shouldn’t be throwing away such a valuably placed resource. If they really want to have extra H2O I’d much rather they move suitably sized pieces from the asteroid belt into position, using some of their supply as reaction mass to get them here, then saving the rest for whatever future usage. If we can do that once we can probably do it as needed and stay stockpiled in H20 without having to export it from Earth’s gravity well.

  • Grant's Overland Campaign

    07/14/2018 3:07:23 PM PDT · 7 of 57
    JohnBovenmyer to donaldo
    longest pontoon bridge in military history

    The Father of History disagrees! Herodotus reported Xerxes used much longer pontoon bridges to cross the Dardanelles in 480BC. Of course not much other than Herodotus remains to document Xerxes's feat, unlike Grant's bridging. Happily Grant's maneuver lead to a more successful conclusion than Xerxes's.

  • FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    07/13/2018 11:14:36 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    JohnBovenmyer to bgill
    It's supposed to be in just one lab each here and in Russia. But we know the Soviets weaponized it back in the day. It's alleged they weaponized A LOT of it back in the day. Russia denies that, but no one places much faith in their denials. They weren't always as safety conscious as they claimed back in the USSR and its conceivable some got away to one or more of their political friends. Meanwhile a few stray specimens from years back have shown up in this country and tested as infective in the lab.

    Small localized, accidental outbreaks can probably be managed; there were several in mostly clear areas towards the end of eradication. But an intentional, widely seeded outbreak would be the worst imaginable biowarfare scenario. Since we can't trust dead Soviets made that impossible our best option is to have as good a defense as possible so perps won't think they can take us out or down far enough to justify the holy hell we'd unleash on anyone responsible.

    To that end we took the old vaccine stock, showed it still worked and could work even if significantly diluted. Then we developed a new vaccine and manufactured a bunch of it. I just read we now have over 300 million vaccine units stored now. And now, enough of this, good on paper and in test animals, new drug to treat 2 million cases. Not enough to treat the whole world, but that should be enough to keep fortress America around.

    Oh, and by the way for us folks old enough to have be vaccinated back in the day, as well as those vaccinated when it was restarted for the military. Surviving actually smallpox provided pretty good lifelong immunity. The immunity from vaccination wasn't as strong or long lasting although its was clearly worth it when getting the real disease was a realistic threat. When leaks from the old USSR revived the old fears researchers went through the old data. They concluded that while being vaccinated in the distant past didn't do a lot to keep you from contracting smallpox, but it did significantly reduce your risk of dying from it. A normal human immune system can defeat smallpox, but it's a race. Even a small head start helps.

  • EXCLUSIVE: There’s No Evidence Nevada Democratic Senate Candidate’s Touted Business Ever Existed

    07/09/2018 4:37:07 PM PDT · 13 of 31
    JohnBovenmyer to Wuli

    Article implies she’s either a liar or, at best, a crook acting outside of the Nevada law. Of perhaps she could be both a liar and a crook.

  • EXCLUSIVE: There’s No Evidence Nevada Democratic Senate Candidate’s Touted Business Ever Existed

    07/09/2018 4:31:38 PM PDT · 8 of 31
    JohnBovenmyer to markomalley

    Not a negative for a Democrat to be a liar. But it IS a negative for them to be a BAD liar. She’s no Harry Reid by that standard. I’m not sure Heller is up to acting on it, but if he’ll ask for help Trump could squish her lies with a couple tweets.

  • 800,000 ex-pats have left Saudi Arabia, creating a hiring crisis

    07/09/2018 11:38:32 AM PDT · 25 of 28
    JohnBovenmyer to Vigilanteman

    I know an ex-Pat who taught STEM courses at one of their Universities. He said his students were lazy. They need to keep cutting the welfare benefits, both to encourage the locals to get off their duffs, but also because with population growing and oil revenues dropping there just isn’t the money for previous level benefits. It won’t be an easy transition even if it can succeed. And when they discover the well trained part of their population actually willing to work in tech fields is disproportionately female they’re really going to have difficulties with the crazies.

  • UK Doctor Sacked For Blasphemy

    07/08/2018 9:04:20 AM PDT · 38 of 83
    JohnBovenmyer to oblomov

    The doctor should have just told them he read it in the koran, that trumps everything PC. And even Mo wasn’t confused about boys and girls. He just made sure he was the top boy and on top of every girl.

  • Paul Ryan ‘will await the findings’ of Jim Jordan investigation

    07/07/2018 10:07:58 AM PDT · 99 of 163
    JohnBovenmyer to Drew68

    Actually it was released in April, before the attack angle on Jordan went public, that OSU hired Perkins Coie to investigate allegations RE the long dead doctor. Don’t know off they’re being paid through the rich athletic department funds or through general university, ie. taxpayer, funds.

  • Paul Ryan ‘will await the findings’ of Jim Jordan investigation

    07/07/2018 9:17:02 AM PDT · 54 of 163
    JohnBovenmyer to MichaelCorleone
    >the investigation isn’t loaded with ideologically tainted people and isn’t fair.

    Fixed it. OSU hired Perkins Coie, Hillary and DNC goon squad law firm, to run the investigation!

  • Democrat Deputy Attorney General Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    07/03/2018 11:26:31 AM PDT · 8 of 25
    JohnBovenmyer to joethedrummer
    It was in his now boss's then congressional office that the congressional server marked as evidence was stolen and swapped for a look-alike. Maybe the media would take notice if their California AG is charged with crimes dating from his time in Congress. Which in a reasonably paced and prioritized investigation would have happened over a year ago.