Posts by MarkL

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  • There’s already a conspiracy theory brewing over net neutrality (FCC wants to regulate )

    02/27/2015 6:08:48 PM PST · 8 of 80
    MarkL to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    A more important question is “why didn’t they release the rules BEFORE the vote, unless they wanted no transparency. The only reason for the secrecy was the knowledge that there would be a public outcry over the actions of the FCC.

    I have one simple question for the FCC. Why would the public be concerned by the same government that found a ridiculously expensive while totally incompetent contractor to develop an eCommerce site that doesn’t work, when that same government decides to regulate the Internet.

    Bad things are coming.


  • (Fox WTH?) "Fiorina is only Female Potential Candidate in Emerging GOP Field"

    02/26/2015 7:45:10 PM PST · 82 of 105
    MarkL to Cringing Negativism Network

    This is the woman who presided over the destruction of Lucent Technoligies, wrecking the former Bell Labs...

    She did the same with HP, leading the destruction of the “corporate culture” of what was once known as the premier US technology workplace into a place where it’s been reported that people hated working there.


  • Obama Sent Reddit a Hand-Written Note to Thank Users for Net Neutrality Push

    02/26/2015 7:23:13 PM PST · 45 of 80
    MarkL to PROCON

    If you like your Internet service, you’ll be able to keep your Internet service.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Having the Internet regulated by the same government that may have found the worst, yet most expensice contractor to build a non-working eCommerce web site that is both insecure AND doesn’t work.


  • Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

    02/21/2015 2:01:25 AM PST · 23 of 26
    MarkL to lbryce

    Gee, I remember back in the old days, where “fudged” data (let alone falsifying data) would be enough to cause the entire scientific community to declare any theories or conclusions based on that data invalid, and ruin the careers of those involved.

    Today, since the scientific conclusions are based on the political wishes of those who will profit the most from laws derived from those conclusions, the conclusions are known before the data is even collected.


  • HSBC whistleblower spills Lynch evidence to Senate (Massive drug, terrorism scandal)

    02/19/2015 6:17:59 AM PST · 3 of 16
    MarkL to cotton1706

    It should be no surprise that the Obama regime is involved with narco-terrorists, as the regime has sided with enemies of the USA and our (former allies) every chance he gets.


  • Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them

    01/17/2015 1:18:15 PM PST · 50 of 64
    MarkL to Impala64ssa

    Later in the show, I’m sure BEM* Lee also suggested that women dress in head to toe burkas, since rape victims provoke the rapists by how they dress.


    *BEM - Booger Eating Moron

  • Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them

    01/17/2015 1:16:14 PM PST · 49 of 64
    MarkL to Impala64ssa

    Later in the show, I’m sure BEM* Lee also suggested that women dress in head to toe burkas, since women who are rape victims provoke the rapists by how they dress.


    *BEM - Booger Eating Moron

  • US Doctor Comments on Single-Payer "Medicare for All" Proposal

    01/05/2015 8:33:15 AM PST · 5 of 16
    MarkL to Kaslin
    A good friend, who's a navy vet, just turned 40 and is self employed, so she's always depended on the VA for medical care. She's diabetic, but she also has a family history of rheumatoid arthritis, and in the last few months has been complaining of joint stiffness and pain, and has recently had joint swelling in her hands. She was told that she could get an appointment for x-rays in 5 months. The appointment is still a month away, and the swelling has turned to nodules. RA is a disease that gets worse if not treated, and there are inexpensive medications that can slow the progression of the disease, but just in the last few months her ability to type has diminished from the disease.

    I believe that it was the Canadian courts that ruled that providing medical insurance was NOT the same as providing medical care. My friend has insurance, but hasn't been able to get treatment for a progressive, debilitating disease.


  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/27/2014 4:49:17 PM PST · 49 of 52
    MarkL to vladimir998
    I missed it!

    I don't want to give out any spoilers, but if you do see it, you need to watch until near the end. Believe me, it's worth watching all the way through.


  • Dr Who Christmas Special 9pm EST BBCA

    12/27/2014 2:19:09 PM PST · 42 of 52
    MarkL to vladimir998
    I still miss Tom Baker.

    Me too! Did you catch him in the 50th Anniversary special?


  • Vanity: 'Annie" 2014 is B(l)ack and the reviews are awful

    12/16/2014 5:57:35 PM PST · 20 of 78
    MarkL to SMGFan

    If you don’t like the “new & improved” Annie, or for that matter, the remade Steel Magnolias, you’re obviously racist.

    All those reviewers who panned it? Racists, each and every one!

    Holder’s final investigation as AG will be a civil rights investigation of the bad reviews.


  • Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Abortion of 'Marginal Children' a 'Social Good'

    12/08/2014 12:02:42 AM PST · 23 of 42
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet
    But Jonathon, if all the "marginal children" are aborted, who would actually vote for your policies? I mean, to get your policies into law, you've got to have a majority of the population who are unable to understand the simplest economic principals, and are, as you label them, "stupid."


  • Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    11/24/2014 2:35:30 AM PST · 27 of 31
    Why Do Leftist Liberals Love to Mislead

    Because they have to, if they want the majority of people to accept what they claim. Leftists rely on the "useful idiots," the people that Gruber was laughing at, to put their idiotic plans into action.

    As Gruber said, if they didn't obfuscate their plans, to the point that the CBO wasn't able to score the plan properly, it would have never passed. And they needed more than the minority of the population who weren't insured to support it. So on to the useful idiots for support. These are the people who are relatively intelligent, but simply take what the leftists say as is, with no critical thought.

    But then there's a tiny minority in the leftist leadership, who are actively evil.


  • Why whites don’t understand black segregation

    11/24/2014 2:23:19 AM PST · 140 of 161
    MarkL to piytar

    There are certain cities, run by Blacks, “for Blacks,” that have become disasters. Detroit is probably the best example. Nagin’s “chocolate city” was interesting too...


  • Why whites don’t understand black segregation

    11/24/2014 2:20:53 AM PST · 139 of 161

    When I was at SUNY & Stony Brook, a VERY politically liberal school, even though it’s best known for schools of physics, engineering, & medicine, there were rules against any sort of segregation, EXCEPT when it came to Blacks.

    But it wasn’t the school that did the segregation, but the Black population. There were certain dorms (or floors) that the administration bent over backwards to accommodate the demands of the Black students to stay together. There was also a “Black fraternity” (I can’t recall the name), but while they couldn’t actually say “no whites allowed,” that was the general opinion.


  • Obama calls for calm after Ferguson decision, sees improved US race relations

    11/24/2014 2:05:28 AM PST · 18 of 39
    MarkL to Olog-hai

    Let’s not forget that the department if “Just-Us” helped finance the protests that brought that well known inciter of violence, and msnbc host, Al Sharpton, to the party.

    I wish this would have been finished last week. I’m supposed to drive down to St Louis for Thanksgiving with my family. I hope there aren’t riots, either over the time I’m there, or any other time.

    But I’m pretty sure that the foundation has been laid for riots, thanks to Barky and the gang...


  • NBC Calls [Kansas] Senate Race for Roberts

    11/04/2014 8:23:13 PM PST · 3 of 5
    MarkL to DemforBush

    ... And I helped!

    Actually, I supported Milton Wolf, but once Orman managed to get the courts to illegally order the removal of the dem candidate, I had to vote for Roberts.


  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

    10/24/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT · 25 of 39
    MarkL to Zhang Fei
    It will balance out in the end. Middle and upper income Dems will vote in far leftists, who will then raise their taxes to the moon, thereby pushing these Dems towards the GOP.

    That's not how it works. When taxes get too high, they move to another conservative, low tax state, where they then try to change to their leftist utopia. How do you thing that CO got to be moving leftward? It was a solid red state. Look to California leftists moving when the policies they voted for got too expensive for them to live. So they moved to CO. Now they're heading for Texas too!

    They're like a virus.



    10/04/2014 12:14:42 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    MarkL to wtd
    "Ebola" isn't a single disease, but a family of similar hemorragic viral diseases that are similar, sort of like the way there are a number of different viral, infectious diseases, collectively known as "influenza."

    Mahrburg is often referred to as "Ebola Mahrburg," and is one of the deadlier strains. Another identified strain is "Ebola Reston," named after Reston, VA, where it was isolated. Ebola Reston is an airborne strain, nearly 100% fatal in monkeys, but only causes flu-like symptoms in humans.

    The Hot Zone is a book that chronicles the discovery of that strain.


  • The Tahmooressi Affair

    10/04/2014 9:42:10 AM PDT · 7 of 14
    MarkL to Sean_Anthony

    Symbolism is very important to leftists. In fact, a symbolic gesture is taken by them to be far more important than the actual results of an action.

    And Obama has made a VERY symbolic gesture to the enemies of the USA, and I have no doubt they’ve taken notice.

    Obama moved heaven and earth, probably breaking federal law to bring Bo Bergdahl home, trading 5 enemies of the USA to terrorists in return for a deserter, while he allows a decorated Marine veteran, suffering from PTSD, to rot in a Mexican prison.

    Obama is making a statement to the country, and to our enemies, with his actions.


  • Democratic CT State Representative Busted on 19 Charges of Voter Fraud

    10/04/2014 9:05:11 AM PDT · 52 of 52
    MarkL to Attention Surplus Disorder
    I’d really like to know-—what is the fundamental difference between voter fraud and counterfeiting currency?

    I believe that voter fraud is far more serious than counterfeiting currency. It's a fundamental attack on the country and purposely disenfranchises citizens (not like the non-nonsensical arguments against voter ID laws), stealing their voice in the government. It's an attack on the government of the US.

    I've long said that voter fraud SHOULD be a capital crime, on par with treason.


  • Rush Limbaugh Call Screener Speaks Out: ‘What Liberalism Has Done to Black Communities is Horrific’

    09/25/2014 4:38:54 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    MarkL to wny
    If you voted for Obama because he’s black, then it goes without saying that you voted against Romney (and McCain) because he’s white. Then, by the lefts own definition, that makes you a racist.

    That's exactly what I asked an aunt who had proudly told me she voted for Gore/Lieberman. She was so proud that she was able to vote for a Jew as Vice President of the US. I asked her how voting for someone simply because he was a Jew was any different than voting against someone because he was Jewish?


  • Rush Limbaugh Call Screener Speaks Out: ‘What Liberalism Has Done to Black Communities is Horrific’

    09/25/2014 4:31:32 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    MarkL to Fair Paul
    It’s one of life’s great mysteries to me, why Jews vote overwhelmingly Democrat, maybe it’s nothing more than that’s what their parents and grandparents did.

    Same with me, and I'm Jewish. I've never understood the ingrained belief that "the government" will protect the Jews. From Czarist Russia, to the Soviet Union, to Nazi Germany, Jews have exhibited what Einstein once declared as insanity. The belief that if you do the same thing over and over again, the results will be different.

    A perfect example what what happened in Germany in the 1930s, one of the founding centers of Reformed Judaism. Jews had successfully (for the most part) integrated themselves into cosmopolitan German society. A great many Jews saw themselves as patriotic Germans, who had served honorably in the Kaiser's service during WWI. But things changed...

    Same with Russia, before the Soviet Union. Eastern Europe and Russia have a long history of anti-semitism, and during the Russian Revolution, many Jews bought the "equality" line of communism hook, line, and sinker.

    The belief that "the government" would protect them, yet the governments were run by many of the most virulently anti-semetic people in history. And those governments were responsible for some of the most brutal repression of the Jews, if not outright genocide, were originally lauded by the Jews, as their protectors.


  • Bill Clinton: U.S. has bought NRA's theory

    09/25/2014 9:51:42 AM PDT · 41 of 50
    MarkL to rktman

    This, from the guy who Wayne LaPiere once said was willing to accept a certain level of violence in order to advance his political beliefs. Ya think he might still be a little bit sore?

    Oh, and this from a guy who’s got lifetime, tax payer funded security, by guys armed with submachine guns...


  • How to choose the right Linux distro

    09/25/2014 9:48:54 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    MarkL to ShadowAce

    Though my company is a Windows shop, we’ve got some Linux, mostly desktops, but a few servers, mostly running Zimbra as our corporate mail system. We used to be standardized on SLES, but have since moved to Centos for the desktops (I had nothing to do with it, and don’t work on them), and we’re now moving to Ubuntu on VMs for the ZImbra. I’ve liked Ubuntu for a while now.

    But I haven’t really done any SERIOUS *IX since about 1989, so I’m really rusty at it, and google is my friend.


  • Old and In the Way?

    09/25/2014 9:16:01 AM PDT · 7 of 47
    MarkL to Kaslin

    Funny how all those proposing that limits being placed on life, health care, housing, income, etc, are those in protected casts and none of their proposals will actually effect them!


  • Is Eric Holder Trying to Protect the IRS?

    09/11/2014 3:24:48 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    MarkL to SeekAndFind
    Protect the IRS, plus hide the illegal collusion between the IRS, Just-Us Department, and other government agencies.

    The Just-Us Department should be prosecuting themselves, the IRS, OSHA, BATFE, and probably the FEC with the RICO statutes.


  • Burger joint shames Philadelphia Eagles star Over Small Tip

    09/10/2014 11:00:11 PM PDT · 20 of 83
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet
    Um, aren’t tips voluntary and optional?

    They are. However some bars & restaurants report the sales of bartenders, waiters, and waitresses to the IRS. I don't know if this is an IRS regulation, or just something the company I worked for did to keep the IRS off their back. As I recall (as it's been many years now), the IRS "assumes" that the staff that gets tips will receive a certain percentage, and it's reported as income to the IRS. I seem to recall that the percentage reported when I worked as a waiter was at least 12%. ow, maybe this was because I worked in a place similar to a TGI Fridays, and a national chain, we had to report it. But in this case, the waiter/waitress would be paying FICA, state, and federal tax on $7.12 (given a $60 bill). This is why GOOD wait staff do all they can to make the customer happy. Because the happier the customer, the more the waiter can make.


  • Underground map reveals mysteries of Stonehenge (+video)

    09/10/2014 10:49:30 PM PDT · 39 of 51
    MarkL to TexasGator; UCANSEE2
    Do you know where the Christian Use of the word AMEN came from ? “ Ah-Sham?

    While I can't speak to the Christian use, in Hebrew...

    Amen is the liturgical response now used not only in Judaism but also in Christianity and Islam. The word has the same Hebrew root as emunah (faith) and is also connected with the word emet meaning "truth." The idea expressed is of firm trust, acceptance, and reliability.

    Amen is found in a variety of contexts in the Bible (Numbers 5: 22; Deuteronomy 27: 15; 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26; I Kings I: 36; Isaiah 65: 16; Jeremiah II: 5; 28: 6; I Chronicles 16: 36; Nehemiah 5: 13; 8: 6; Psalms 41: 14; 72: 19; 89: 52; 106: 48). Louis Ginzberg has translated amen as "So be it" or "So shall it be" and has described it as "perhaps the most widely known word in human speech." Defining the Word

    A late second-century teacher in the Talmud takes the initial letters of amen to represent el melekh neeman, "God, Faithful King." A later Jewish commentator to the prayer book interprets homiletically the initial letters as: ani moser nafshi, "I offer up myself as a sacrifice." A rabbinic saying has it that one who responds amen to a benediction is greater than the one who recites the benediction. The reason given for this statement by the medieval sages of England is that the one who responds with amen also hears the benediction itself and, since "to hear is akin to pronouncing," he has to his credit both the amen and the benediction.


    For what it's worth, I remembered the "El Melech Neaman" from Hebrew School when I was young.


  • Underground map reveals mysteries of Stonehenge (+video)

    09/10/2014 10:40:16 PM PDT · 38 of 51
    MarkL to BBell

    Well, DUH! The Pandorica is buried there!


  • Richard Kiel'Jaws' From James Bond Dies At 74

    09/10/2014 10:27:01 PM PDT · 108 of 120
    MarkL to lowbridge
    Let's not forget his role in an episode of Star Trek, and his classic line from "The Longest Yard," "I think I broke his f#$%*&g neck!"


  • Newest Trick in War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack on Mark Levin

    09/10/2014 10:19:11 PM PDT · 12 of 21
    MarkL to Slings and Arrows

    Every generation of oppressed Jews have a contingent of self-hating Jews, who set themselves apart, and often take the side of the oppressors.

    It the movie “The Ten Commandments,” it was the character “Dathan” (played by Edward G. Robinson), who sides with the Egyptian task masters.

    In the NAZI concentration camps, they were known as “Kapos.”

    Today? Well, they’re educators, comedians, and writers. Like “Stewart.”


  • The Universal Crazy - Hot Matrix

    08/19/2014 4:42:00 PM PDT · 5 of 7
    MarkL to kjam22

    I saw this last week. Finally, a chance that I might someday understand women!


  • Ed Schultz: Missouri Governor Asking For Another Kent State

    08/19/2014 5:09:32 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    MarkL to Biggirl

    “Tin Soldiers and Nixon Coming...”

    Ed, you ignorant slut!!


  • ‘No justice; No peace!’ chants in Ferguson are actually saying, ‘We want revenge!’

    08/19/2014 4:52:44 AM PDT · 26 of 58
    MarkL to 2ndDivisionVet

    Though Holder would never consider having black panthers arrested for inciting violence, IMHO, this DOES meet the standard of not being allowed to shout “FIRE!” in a crowded movie theater...

    “Who do we want? Darren Wilson!”
    “How do we want him? DEAD!”


  • Slate Writer Asks: ‘Is Kink a Sexual Orientation?’

    08/18/2014 9:43:41 PM PDT · 19 of 25
    MarkL to chessplayer

    Add “EIEIO” to include farm animals... Like an “I Love Ewe,” an inflatable love sheep.


  • Vacationing Obama Plans Brief Return to Washington

    08/17/2014 11:07:52 AM PDT · 3 of 24
    MarkL to jimbo123

    Too busy golfing to make the General’s funeral...

    ‘nuff said.


  • AK Beat: Killer whale sends sea lion flying

    08/16/2014 10:30:13 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    MarkL to ProtectOurFreedom
    I've seen other videos where the killer whales appear to be "playing with their food" before eventually eating the seals or penguins.


  • This indictment of Rick Perry is unbelievably ridiculous

    08/16/2014 10:20:33 PM PDT · 36 of 57
    MarkL to WilliamIII
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that public officials are protected from criminal and civil prosecution while performing legitimate acts of office. Which is why Harry Reid has a long history of slandering people from the floor of the senate.


  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 11:16:50 PM PDT · 52 of 63
    MarkL to Secret Agent Man
    you could also probably do .22 rifle target practice at school.

    Through 1978, I was enrolled in JROTC at my high school, and shot every day after school in the school basement, using US Army supplied Winchester 52 or Remington 40x rifles, and Winchester T-22 ammo.


  • Judge Says Second Amendment Doesn't Protect AR-15s

    08/14/2014 11:04:45 PM PDT · 51 of 63
    MarkL to raptor22
    In other words, this "judge" has decided that AR style firearms are "scary," and since they scare him, they're not covered by the 2nd Amendment.

    Next up, he'll rule that conservative speech, as well as religious sermons that claim homosexuality is wrong and a sin, scare him, and all conservative speech isn't covered by the First Amendment, and any religious sermons must first be submitted to the federal committee of religious tolerance for vetting.


  • Dinesh D'souza vs. Bill Ayers on C-Span now.

    08/11/2014 9:24:34 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    MarkL to ilovesarah2012
    I saw Ayers on Megyn Kelly's show on FNC, and that was enough. "Creepy" doesn't even begin to describe that guy. No wonder Obama began his political "career" in Ayers' living room, and had him ghost write his books.

    Given his past, if there were any real justice in this world, he'd worry about a bomb blast every time he opened a door or started his car.



    08/08/2014 3:11:16 PM PDT · 59 of 63
    MarkL to Lucky9teen
    We just watched this this week. At first it was curiousity, but then we got into the absurdity of it. LOL Cult Classic?

    I've got a T-shirt with a twister & sharks, saying, "I survived Sharknado!"

    It's just a continuation of ridiculous, bad movies, thanks to "SyFy!"

    IIRC, tomorrow is an encore showing of Sharknado (the original), Sharknado II, followed up by "Sharktopus VS Pteraconda!" Do we live in a great country or what?!?!

    I've got to get to the grocery store for popcorn! Between those movies & the Indianapolis MotoGP on Sunday afternoon, I'll be glued to my TV set most of the weekend!



    08/08/2014 3:00:14 PM PDT · 57 of 63
    MarkL to Lucky9teen

    Stop it, PLEASE!!!! I just want the cookie!


  • The UN Prevents Peace

    08/08/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    MarkL to Kaslin

    Everything we need to know about UNRWA can be found right here:

    It pisses me off that the US taxpayers are financing the education of the next generation of jihadi children, aka arab cannon fodder.


  • Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up

    08/08/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT · 41 of 53
    MarkL to The Louiswu
    I got back into Dr. Who because of David Tennant, I loved Matt Smith and the arc of that story line and I am looking forward to Mr. Capaldi’s take on the Doctor.

    Same here, though I rather liked Christopher Eccleston too. I really lost interest after Colin Baker took over for Peter Davison. I loved watching the show, and even joined a local "Dr Who Fan Club" back in the 1980s.

    I've really enjoyed the Doctor on BBC America, and look forward to the first show of the new Doctor!


  • what's your favorite tool in your toolbox?

    08/08/2014 9:18:42 AM PDT · 143 of 166
    MarkL to MortMan
    Speed loader.

    Lol! When I first saw this thread, I was thinking about being a smarta$$ & listing my "home made" (by a buddy, actually, who's a machinist by trade) "de-mooner," for removing .45auto cases from full-moon clips, closely followed by my old Dillon RL-550B reloading press!


  • what's your favorite tool in your toolbox?

    08/08/2014 8:38:55 AM PDT · 131 of 166
    MarkL to the OlLine Rebel
    I also love having the Leatherman multi-tool.

    I bought my first Leatherman back when they were first offered by Dillon Precision in their Blue Press catalog (a very long time ago). I wore that tool on my side for years, using it all the time.

    Then one day, I made the mistake of using it on-site to fix a problem at a customer site, and the manager that needed to sign off on the ticket refused to do so, saying she wasn't going to pay for the service call, since I never even opened my toolbox to replace the bad modem in a PC that was always making noise from the speaker. She had a very bad attitude, so I went and spoke to her supervisor who did sign the ticket.

    I never used that tool on-site again, without first pulling out a few tools from my box.


  • what's your favorite tool in your toolbox?

    08/08/2014 8:27:32 AM PDT · 128 of 166
    MarkL to TurboZamboni
    My favorite tool was a Craftsman ratcheting screwdriver I had bought back in the early 1980s. It had this great, heavy, solid handle (that would occasionally be used as a "persuader") and a really smooth ratcheting action. I had that driver until the mid 1990s, when someone stole my tool kit, and that's the one tool I really missed (even more than my Fluke 87!)

    That style of driver was discontinued by Sears years before, and I was never able to find another one. I wound up replacing it with a Snap-On ratcheting driver, with a hollow handle for bits, and though I still have that Snap-On driver, it's not the same.


  • Two injured in Israel by Gaza rocket attacks; Direct hit on Sderot home

    08/08/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    MarkL to Yorlik803
    But remember...the Jews are the evil ones. Hamas is a peace loving group of hippies.

    So says "San Fran Nan," cuz that's what the Qatarris told her. Qattar: Overtaken Saudi Arabia in funding ant-western terrorism. And we've got military basses there...

    Un-Effin believable!