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  • Russian Rustbucket (Carrier) Bumbling Along Channel 'Has Tow Boat In Case It Breaks Down'

    10/22/2016 8:49:46 AM PDT · 58 of 84
    Oatka to Strategy

    And the Japanese are all near-sighted, so they cannot fight at night; their diet is fish and rice so they are weak and stunted; and because Japanese mothers carried babies on their backs, they wouldn’t make good pilots when they grew up due to no sense of balance. These were common themes the Brits, and others, had of those people - until Dec. 7.

    “Those who cannot remember the past . . .”

  • The Philippines Just Blew Up Obama's Asia Pivot [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/22/2016 8:29:19 AM PDT · 37 of 47
    Oatka to Vision Thing
    I wonder how that rude american ex-pat who lives in the PI is doing now over there.

    I have always thought that ex-pat retirees, and those looking to relocate overseas, were taking a huge chance. If the U.S. ever fell from it's preeminent position, I suspect a lot of animosity would be unleashed against them in the New Dark Age that would follow.

    I'll stick with the U.S., warts and all.

  • New theory may explain the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

    10/21/2016 2:22:59 PM PDT · 33 of 45
    Oatka to Conan the Librarian
    He is/was a Librarian and actually went back and looked at newspaper articles, and, other eye witness reports, from the time of the more famous incidents. Almost all were shown to have disappeared during bad weather, at least one, during a Hurricane.

    Spot on. A darned good book.

    The title, "The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved", intrigued me as I thought it a rather pretentious title. Boy, was I wrong! Chapter and verse, he takes apart all the "mysterious" disappearances.

    There was a classic media hype article at the end. They reported that a pleasure cruiser was found adrift in the Triangle, with no one aboard and nothing disturbed. Headline: "Bermuda Triangle Strikes Again". It turned out that a couple of guys took their boat out, beached it on one of the Bahama Cays, partied until they passed out. Tide came in and boat went out. Coast Guard finds them a day later. Next headline says "Bermuda Triangle RELEASES (my emphasis) crew of boat".

    Kusche has another good debunking book titled The Disappearance of Flight 19 wherein he dismantles the "mystery" of that flight's disappearance. (The flight leader got lost and discipline killed them ("All we have to do is head East" by the pilots was ignored)).

    The Berlitz book on this is a total fraud. He says that Taylor said "Don't come after me, they look like they are from Mars." when he actually said something like "Don't come after me, I know where I am".

    What got me on that "mystery" was the fact that five planes went down all at once, and the search plane sent up after them disappeared as well.

    According to the transcripts, Taylor said that when the first plane ran out of gas, they'd all go down together. The "lone" search plane was one of 13. It was a Martin Mariner, known as the "Flying Gas Tank" to due the fumes leaking throughout the plane. A merchant vessel in the area reported "a large ball of fire" when that plane went missing, but after investigating the area, could find no wreckage.

  • Confession: I'm an Obama Admirer

    10/21/2016 1:40:46 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    Oatka to McGruff
    Don’t do things like that Sarah. You almost gave me a heart attack.

    Wife had to hit me with the paddles. :-)

  • An Establishment in Panic

    10/21/2016 1:23:08 PM PDT · 13 of 55
    Oatka to Kaslin
    The establishment is horrified at the Donald's defiance because, deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump speaks no longer accept its political legitimacy or moral authority.

    Key sentence. It has been thus ever since Trump started to ascend.

  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 7:16:18 PM PDT · 43 of 60
    Oatka to Red in Blue PA
    Looks like an updated version of Bullshit Bingo.
  • 15 Great Photos of the USS Zumwalt in Baltimore

    10/19/2016 8:00:56 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    Oatka to Cobra64
    Fugly ship.

    Things started going to hell when they took the propellers off of airplanes.

  • Inhofe committee says EPA, Corps exceeding WOTUS authority

    10/19/2016 7:50:57 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    Oatka to Sequoyah101

    From the article:

    Landowners will not be able to rely on current statutory exemptions or the new regulatory exemptions because the agencies have narrowed the exemptions in practice and simply regulate under another name.

    “For example, if activity takes place on land that is wet:
    Plowing to shallow depths is not exempt when the Corps calls the soil between furrows “mini mountain ranges,” “uplands” and “dry land”;

    Disking is regulated even though it is a type of plowing;
    Changing from one agricultural commodity constitutes a new use that eliminates the exemption; and puddles, tire ruts, sheet flow and standing water all can be renamed “disturbed wetlands” and regulated.

    “mini mountain ranges,”??? Jesus Christ - Alice of Wonderland would be right at home here.


    10/19/2016 7:37:54 PM PDT · 70 of 70
    Oatka to raccoonradio

  • Where Gun Permits are Alternatives to NICS

    10/19/2016 9:33:28 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    Oatka to marktwain
    For example, Missouri recently became a permitless or "Constitutional carry" state. But the legislature has not bothered to have their permit meet the requirements for the holders to be exempt from the federal NICS checks.

    Go for that the next time around, then the same for the state.

    Small steps, small steps.

  • Clinton Camp Asks for Change to Handshake Protocol at Final Debate: Report

    10/19/2016 9:13:11 AM PDT · 74 of 78
    Oatka to rightwingintelligentsia

    I can’t find it now, but there was a video of a WWII surrender ceremony (on the USS Missouri ???) where a Japanese officer came aboard, offered a handshake and the US guy instinctively reached out his hand, then corrected himself and thumbed the guy aboard.

    I’d love to see Trump offer his hand to Clinton and when she refuses, thumb her over to her podium. The ultimate humiliation and Alpha-Male tactic.

  • Gun Owners Better Vote Trump

    10/19/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · 29 of 36
    Oatka to lombardwarrior2
    Here in Michigan we have over 800,000 hunters. Obama won here twice. People don’t care. As long as they have their beer and a tv to watch their football, they just don’t care.

    That will be the same with the passage of the Background Check in Nevada and possibly Maine. The non-gun owner doesn't give a crap and we have many gun owners who do buy into the "makes us safer" B/S.

  • Ghost pepper burns hole in man's esophagus

    10/19/2016 8:47:36 AM PDT · 25 of 47
    Oatka to dware
    Like some others, I like HOT salsa and look for the toxic waste emblem on the jar. That being said, I am not suicidal and stay away from the actual pepper.

    The below product is a good stand-in; a bit thin, so I mix 50-50 with Wal-Mart's Great Value Hot Chunky Salsa to thicken it up. Add in a little cilantro and it makes everything but ice cream taste GREAT. Not for chip 'n dip though.

  • Hillary Extreme Meltdown From Surprise Question – Screams, Throws Water, Obscenities

    10/18/2016 7:56:21 PM PDT · 40 of 40
    Oatka to BlueStateRightist
    So many iPhones and not one video of the event.

    My thoughts as well.

  • UFO expert found dead after ‘vomiting black liquid’

    10/17/2016 6:22:38 PM PDT · 33 of 63
    Oatka to ETL
  • How George SOROS May Help Hillary STEAL the ELECTION(video)

    10/16/2016 10:43:07 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    Oatka to faithhopecharity
    Plus sorosNazi has paid to elect several Secretaries of State - the officials who certify the final official election results.

    That's what I'm afraid of - and why, IMO, Coleman lost in Minnesota.

  • WOW! Only 50 People Show Up to See Hillary’s VP Tim Kaine in Miami

    10/16/2016 10:41:37 AM PDT · 40 of 117
    Oatka to Red Steel

    Plus, the cameraman had to get up to the fifth row (of eight people each) in order to get such a tight shot. Wonder what a long one would look like? :-)

  • A Blizzard of Snowflakes

    10/15/2016 9:37:59 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    Oatka to Don Corleone
    And to think that my generation of ‘snowflakes’ hit the beaches at Normandy and Iwo and Inchon. God save the Republic!

    Posted before, but needs to be posted on every campus - guaranteed to overflow the clinics.

  • AzCDL Annual Meeting, 2016 Phoenix, Full House

    10/15/2016 9:31:42 AM PDT · 4 of 4
    Oatka to marktwain

    Proud member also.

    They are going after Tucson, which appears to be destroying seized firearms, counter to state law (they were instrumental in the introduction and/or passage this legislation).

  • The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

    10/13/2016 6:10:37 PM PDT · 45 of 77
    Oatka to vannrox; norton

    Thanks for posting this at it triggered TONS of pleasant memories.

    I was in the 1951 Navy and lived in NYC. Even back then I was into early firearms, Civil War in particular, and the next time I was on leave, decided to check out Bannermans.

    As I walked in, this old wizened guy at a table looked up and said “Sailor! There’s a horse by that name running in the Third at Monmouth” and scribbled something on his notepad. The guy said his name was Butch Woerfel, had been a sparring partner with Jack Dempsey, and showed me a yellowed clipping to prove it.

    There was another guy named Jimmy Hogan, who had one arm and with whom I later on did a lot of trading - I would take rusty old muskets (dime a dozen) and polish them up, then trade them in for parts, etc. Standouts were mint M1858 Enfield bayonets at $2.00 each and 1,000 round cases of smokeless 45-70 Gatling gun ammo at $50 per case (Benicia arsenal 1903). Water damaged ones were $30. They had a Gatling gun in the window for $150, with another $150 for either a carriage or naval mount. I was sorely tempted, but lived with my folks then in a small apartment, so it was a no go.

    As poster norton mentioned, the smell was intoxicating - leather, oil, metal - and all of it OLD. And, the place REEKED of history. One of the Bannerman sons (brother?) was still alive then, and his office contained a desk and a sofa from the cruiser Olympia, of the SpanAm War. The second floor was off limits as it was condemned by the city. God, we all had visions of cased mint muskets hiding up there.

    There was a wall of drawers labeled with all kinds of eye-watering titles, like “Colt Revolving Rifle parts”, but alas, it had more “modern” stuff - like minty 45-70 takedown tools.

    In later years, a buddy of mine and his friends were invited for a tour of the castle. His report brought tears to our eyes - rooms heaped with Union uniforms that had gotten soaked from a leak in the ceiling and were just now one huge mass of rotting cloth. The caretaker said they couldn’t wander about the grounds as it was too dangerous - Bannerman had bought some SpanAm War artillery shells that had been in a train wreck - then later found out they were an experimental shell that was armed by the shock of the discharge - and the train wreck provided that shock, hence they were cheap (!!!).

    The guy also said that the castle was crumbling away because of the poor concrete used, even though they used 45-70 rifle barrels as rebar. Seems the old man had bought some barrels of cement that was seized by customs. Someone was trying to smuggle arms to Nicaragua and hid them in the barrels, and used the cheapest cement he could find.

    One of his better deals was the Navy auction purchase of a large tangled ball of one-inch wire that came from the wreck of the USS Maine. No one else wanted it and he got it for a song - the rest thought he was crazy. He was - like a fox.

    He cut the cable into 6-inch lengths, wrapped a small band around it with an inscription, mounted it on a small slab of steel from one of the monitors, and sold them as souvenirs at $1.00 each - the inscription said “Cable from the USS Maine”. Made a bundle. I remember he had a similar slab of monitor steel with a piece of grape shot welded on it for use as a paperweight - only $3.00. Have been looking for either of those ever since.

    I TOLD you it triggered TONS of memories! :-)

  • Illegal immigration is surging in New Mexico

    10/13/2016 12:39:45 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    Oatka to Tammy8
    Yes it is surging, that I can verify with my own eyes. Funny thing is the article assumes they are all looking for work...they never ask for jobs like they did years ago.

    Had a friend who lived in Bisbee, AZ during that transition. Said these guys used to knock on their door and ask, hat in hand, "Aqua, por favor" (water please). They got it, along with a blind eye towards their presence since they were farm laborers for the most part.

    He said he decided to bail when the guy(s) at the door started demanding, "DAME agua!" (GIVE me water!).

  • What is your Anecdotal evidence that the Trump movement is real and the Polls and Media are lying?

    10/13/2016 12:05:53 PM PDT · 98 of 186
    Oatka to KC_Conspirator
    Do not rely on anecdotal "evidence". One may end up sounding like Pauline Kael.

    SPOT ON. I remember the anecdotals on this board during the last election - an abundance of Romney signs spotted in all parts of the Union, few for obama. I hit the tub for a soak and later viewed the TV and saw that obama romped all over him. I chided this board for mocking the liberals, who only talked to each other aka Pauline Kael, and yet we do the same here.

    I think Trump will win, possibly by unheard of numbers, but am still wary of the Democratic voting fraud machine.

  • Medieval America

    10/13/2016 11:31:05 AM PDT · 23 of 32
    Oatka to rfreedom4u
    Could it be high time for a peasant revolt?

    Now circulating on the web:


  • Happy Columbus Day: Let’s talk about indigenous peoples

    10/13/2016 11:13:32 AM PDT · 25 of 28
    Oatka to Ruy Dias de Bivar
    Back about 1980 there was a show on OETA Oklahoma called IMAGES OF INDIANS. In one episode, a young Indian man said Indians NEVER scalped or tortured anyone! “They would not do anything like that!”

    A letter from Major James Crawford to Governor Haldimand at Quebec, dated Fiago, January 3, 1782 (intercepted and printed in an American newspaper) :

    Pages 140-141 (Hardcover) "From Sea to Shining Sea" :

    May it please your excellency: at the request of the Seneca Chiefs, I send herewith to your excellency under the care of James Boyd eight packs of scalps cured, dried, hooped and painted with all the Indian triumphal marks of which the following is an invoice and explanation.

    No. 1. Containing 43 scalps of Congress soldiers, killed in different skirmishes; these are stretched on black hoops, 4 inches in diameter; the inside of the skin painted red with a small black spot to denote their being killed with bullets; also 62 farmers killed in their houses, the hoops red, the skin painted brown and marked with a hoe, a black circle all around to denote their being surprised in the night and a black hatchet in the middle to denote their being killed with that weapon.

    No. 2. Containing 93 farmers killed in their houses . . . white circles and suns to shew that they were surprised in daytime. Black bullet on some, hatchet on others.

    No. 3. 97 farmers, hoops green to shew working in fields.

    No. 4. 102 farmers. 18 marked with yellow flame to shew that they were burned alive after being scalped. Most farmers appear by hair to be young or middle aged.

    No. 5. 81 women, long hair; those braided to shew they were mothers.

    No. 6. 193 boy's scalps of various ages, white ground on the skin red tear in the middle.

    No. 7. 211 girls scalps, big and little, small yellow hoops marked hatchet, club, knife, etc.

    No. 8. Mixture 122 with box of birch bark containing 29 infant scalps small white hoops. Only little black knife in middle to shew they were cut out of mothers body.

    Attached note of Seneca to Governor Haldemond [sic]

    Father: We wish to send these over the water to the great king that he may regard them and see our faithfulness in destroying his enemies, and know that his presents have not been made to an ungrateful people.

    Father: The kings enemies were formerly like young panthers, they could neither bite nor scratch; we could play with them safely; we feared nothing that they could do to us. But now their bodies are becoming as the elk and strong as the buffalo; they have also got great and sharp claws. They have driven us out of our country for taking part in your quarrel. We expect the great king to give us another country.

  • Impending Y2K-like chaos neither candidate is addressing

    10/13/2016 10:59:30 AM PDT · 26 of 27
    Oatka to Mr. Douglas
    Y2K was as it turned out was a lot of hype over nothing.
    Yes, and you can thank an army of computer programmers working on it for a decade for it being nothing.

    As an old COBOL programmer, I well remember the YYMMDD format and wondered if the programs would be corrected in time. I read that companies were scouring rest homes looking for retired COBOL programmers, as by then, most everyone was into the newer programs.

    There was also much angst over dates in chips that ran various devices, like elevators, fire alarm/sprinkler systems, etc.

    Was surprised at how well things ran. Thank You.

    As a sidebar, I read that there was a sheriff in Iowa who wanted to deputize gun owners (CCWs?) so that he could draw on them if TSHTF. It brought up an interesting question to my mind - how many guys would answer the call and leave their families unprotected? Made me respect the 1776 Minutemen all the more.

  • Washington Post claims 18,000 showed up for Hillary Event

    10/13/2016 8:27:11 AM PDT · 49 of 51
    Oatka to jpeg82

    Reminds me of an old Hollywood blurb for an upcoming epic: “With a cast of thousands!”.

    Turns out it was Mary Thousands, Clem Thousands, Billy Thousands, etc.

  • Congratulations, GOP. After 25 years of failure and betrayal your base is ‘ready for a revolution’

    10/12/2016 8:58:30 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    Oatka to DuncanWaring

    Thanks. Worked out fine. I used the George Washington photo - $24 including postage. After I paid, I found out they had a 15% off promo code. Oh well. :-)

  • Congratulations, GOP. After 25 years of failure and betrayal your base is ‘ready for a revolution’

    10/12/2016 5:44:04 PM PDT · 29 of 31
    Oatka to DuncanWaring

    I’d like to get a T-Shirt with any of those. Do you know of a vendor?

    From what I can see on some made-to-order sites, they have a minimum of 25.

  • Congratulations, GOP. After 25 years of failure and betrayal your base is ‘ready for a revolution’

    10/12/2016 5:26:56 PM PDT · 26 of 31
    Oatka to DuncanWaring

    I like the wording.

    Here's one of my favorites that been posted before:

  • Panic as 200 Deadly Snakes Escape From Farm in China

    10/12/2016 1:31:37 PM PDT · 28 of 42
    Oatka to nickcarraway

    Snippets from Mark Twain’s “Roughing It”, about some neer do wells who were turned in surveyors and sent out in the wilds.

    “They brought in great store of prodigious hairy spiders—tarantulas—and imprisoned them in covered tumblers up stairs in the “ranch.”

    “The surveyors brought back more tarantulas with them, and so we had quite a menagerie arranged along the shelves of the room. Some of these spiders could straddle over a common saucer with their hairy, muscular legs, and when their feelings were hurt, or their dignity offended, they were the wickedest-looking desperadoes the animal world can furnish. If their glass prison-houses were touched ever so lightly they were up and spoiling for a fight in a minute.”

    There was as usual a furious “zephyr” blowing the first night of the brigade’s return, and about midnight the roof of an adjoining stable blew off, and a corner of it came crashing through the side of our ranch. There was a simultaneous awakening, and a tumultuous muster of the brigade in the dark, and a general tumbling and sprawling over each other in the narrow aisle between the bedrows. In the midst of the turmoil, Bob H—— sprung up out of a sound sleep, and knocked down a shelf with his head. Instantly he shouted:

    “Turn out, boys—the tarantulas is loose!”

    Holy Toledo! I can’t think of any other midnight shout that would get someone’s attention REALLY fast. :-) Whenever I knock something over, I yell “Turn out boys!” - family Joke, but some others look at me in a strange way..

    The chapter is at:

  • Review: The War on Guns by John Lott

    10/12/2016 7:12:32 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    Oatka to Oberon
    Sadly, facts and logic are of no use in convincing people whose opinions are not formed on the basis of facts and logic.

    Indeed. That's why I suspect the "Background Check" aka registration, is going to pass in Nevada. Non-gun owners just don't give a damn - i.e. "It doesn't affect me".

  • 'Devastated' Billy Bush Worried He 'Can't Recover' from Leaked Donald Trump Tape: Source

    10/11/2016 10:06:54 AM PDT · 85 of 90
    Oatka to detective
    Hopefully he'll share the same fate as this:

  • Turkey dies after being tossed from a plane at an annual Arkansas festival

    10/10/2016 1:03:38 PM PDT · 67 of 83
    Oatka to Mr. Douglas
    Then again, maybe they were frozen turkeys and already “dead” before they hit the ground.

    I met a guy at a seminar one time, who had an interesting job. It was to lob poultry carcasses of various sizes into jet engines to determine a balance between cost and effectiveness in preventing the kind of engine failure that happened with US Airways Flight 1549.

    Maybe it was an Urban Legend, but he said his Canadian counterparts were having far different results. Turns out they were using FROZEN chickens and turkeys.

  • Trump Says He Will Use SCOTUS to Save 2nd Amendment from ‘People Like Hillary Clinton’

    10/10/2016 12:05:20 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    Oatka to rktman
    Sadly, it [Constitution] needs defending.

    Indeed. When you have the Supreme Court saying the 2nd Amendment means what it says by a squeaker 5-4 vote, you know the nation is in BIG trouble.

  • September 2016 Continues Record Breaking Gun Sales/NICS Background Checks

    10/10/2016 11:53:05 AM PDT · 11 of 19
    Oatka to marktwain
    In most states, once a person has a carry permit, further NICS checks are not required to purchase a firearm.

    I am out of state but have a Utah CCW. When I showed it to a dealer in Utah he still did a NICS check, saying that all the permit did was say it was OK for an out of stater to buy a long arm there.

  • Hilarious photos of VERY friendly guard dogs undermining their warning signs sweep the web [tr]

    10/10/2016 9:50:09 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    Oatka to C19fan

    Many years ago I read an article about funny classified ads. One was about a German Shepherd being given away to the first responder.

    The reporter was the first at the scene, an old country store. He asked the owner why he was giving the dog away. The owner said that his store had been broken into twice before, so he got the dog to guard the place.

    About a week later, the store was broken into again. The dog slept through the burglary, but when the authorities arrived, the dog woke up and bit the sheriff.

  • Joe: Donald Trump's Most Effective Debate Performance | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    10/10/2016 9:36:39 AM PDT · 43 of 44
    Oatka to Mr. K
    Trump acted more like Trump this time, and that is why he won. The next debate he should deliver a knockout blow."

    The next time, when one of the moderators interrupts him, I'd love to hear him say something like "For the last two debates you have been quiet as church mice when Hillary spoke, but constantly interrupted me when it was my turn. I AM TELLING YOU NOW, SHUT UP!" (would really prefer "SHUT THE HELL UP!")

    Then continue, "A lot of fluff has been discussed in those last two debates, now let's get down to how we can reverse this nation's decline - economically and politically."

  • Locker Room Talk Can Get You Timeout in the Hurt Locker

    10/10/2016 9:29:28 AM PDT · 38 of 46
    Oatka to StAntKnee

    What pisses me off about all of this was, where in Hell were Trump’s handlers before this? Why didn’t they vet him so they could have done a head ‘em off at the pass approach instead of being blindsided? They could have either done an early release of some of them and defused the whole situation. As it is now, they are in a damage control situation, pointing fingers (rightfully) at the liberals hypocrisy in dealing Clinton’s odious actions as president.

    For all the previous praise they have received, IMO, they dropped the ball here.

  • Virginians with EBT card can now get into Science Museum for less

    10/09/2016 11:28:14 AM PDT · 12 of 39
    Oatka to 2ndDivisionVet
    Hours and admission info HERE.
  • Cooper, Raddatz set to make first questions of debate about Trump tape

    10/09/2016 10:41:33 AM PDT · 66 of 142
    Oatka to Arlis
    Trump should say, “I was a Democrat then and these were typical Democrat values. My values have changed and that’s why I am now a Republican.”

    And add, "At least I didn't use a cigar."

  • The Podesta Papers, our "bettors" believe in Aliens> WTF

    10/08/2016 9:49:36 AM PDT · 23 of 31
    Oatka to Steven Tyler

    Years ago I read an article in one of those men’s magazines ( Saga, Argosy, etc) about a guy who claimed to be in contact with aliens.

    While I was a bit of a believer, all “proof” was viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism, as with this article. He said that while in custody (local authorities thought he was a nut), he was interviewed by a “government agent”. Yeah, sure.

    Then he said something that made me say “Hmmmm”. The agent asked him if the aliens told him which side they were on. I thought “Who the hell would think that way, except the government? Anybody else would have asked what kind of god did they worship, or at the other end of the spectrum, what kind of technology did they use to get here, etc.

    Since then, I wondered just WHAT does the government really know about this ET business. Based on some of the really lame excuses they use to disprove UFO sightings, I suspect there’s something there, beyond “our secret aircraft testing”.

  • Why Trump’s “Locker Room Banter” Doesn’t Matter

    10/08/2016 9:06:03 AM PDT · 36 of 60
    Oatka to gaggs

    When I first heard about this, there was a facepalm moment as I thought this just happened. Then I learned it was 11 freaking years ago. Yeah, it is vulgar talk, some of which I used in my early years and nothing different from what I heard when in all-male company - and a few times in mixed.

    For all those who are shocked, shocked I tell you, consider the alternative: obama v 2.0 - and on steroids.

    I’ll use the same argument I used when I backed Hayworth against McCain - it doesn’t matter if the guy is caught doing funny things with farm animals behind the barn, for the opposition is SO much worse, I’ll turn a blind eye towards any indiscretion.

  • October 7, 1571

    10/07/2016 5:53:39 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    Oatka to Vigilanteman
    Awesome preparation + divine intervention is a great formula for victory against all odds.

    Awesome preparation encourages divine intervention.

    Just before a battle, Napoleon was asked, "Whose side is God on?". He replied, "The one with the most artillery."

    I suspect divine intervention is predicated on that observation.

  • Gutless Field Dressing

    10/07/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · 44 of 46
    Oatka to JimRed
    If the SHTF, those who don’t want to get their hands dirty are going to be at the bottom of the food chain!
    A human thigh would be a substantial piece of meat. But would it be best baked or as pot roast?

    Baked - or so I am told. (cough) :-)

  • Creepy clown gets beat up with a baseball bat when he tries to scare a group of friends

    10/07/2016 10:28:24 AM PDT · 80 of 99
    Oatka to Little Ray
    After seeing some of the ‘scary clown’ videos on youtube, I have always wanted to see the tables turned - a ‘scary clown’ running into someone with a concealed carry permit, or who simply isn’t scared and strikes back in self defense.

    Guy in a raptor suit goes after people in a mall. I wondered the same thing - raptor rounds corner, only to face some guy with a 9MM. Then again, this is Japan.

    fake but funny.

  • Texas Store Employee uses AK-47 to stop 4 armed robbers

    10/06/2016 6:02:33 PM PDT · 53 of 61
    Oatka to tuffydoodle
    One of the armed robbers opened fire and multiple employees returned fire, killing the suspect. ?

    The Classic "Shopping in Texas?"

  • Boone County Jail adopts halal meal plan after RFRA lawsuit (IN)

    10/06/2016 5:38:58 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    Oatka to PROCON

    Do like Sheriff Arapaio did with those who acted up - feed ‘em baby food.

  • Police ordered to run away from armed criminals in Los Angeles

    10/06/2016 5:30:00 PM PDT · 37 of 38
    Oatka to JayAr36
    The whole country has been cowed into a sissified, emotional, and just wimpy collection of touchy feely losers.

    Where indeed.

  • Gold Suffers Worst Loss Since 2013 On Brexit, Fed; Mining Stocks Crash

    10/05/2016 8:45:55 AM PDT · 20 of 24
    Oatka to mythenjoseph
    I remember being surprised when it got to 400-450 an ounce.

    That brought a smile to my face. I had just finished reading Harry Browne's prophetic "How you can profit from the coming devaluation" and started buying British Sovereigns at $12.50 each. When gold hit $105, I thought "Game Over" and cashed out, kissing my hands over my cleverness at calling the market.

    I was astounded when it hit $140 and was still going strong, so got back in at $150. Sold that lot at $600+ as "it CAN'T go any higher". Kissed my hands again.

    Gold was at $850 when my son mentioned in class that we had sold some gold coins and the teacher interrupted, saying that I was foolish as "Now is the time to buy!".

    It was one of those rare times in history where you could be consistently wrong and still make a small bundle.

  • Parkinson’s? Hillary’s head shakes during Harrisburg press conference

    10/05/2016 8:28:30 AM PDT · 58 of 76
    Oatka to newfreep
    Looks more like normal head nodding to acknowledge the question.

    That was my take. We gotta be careful of these vids that "prove" Clinton is sick. I believe she is, but it can be overdone, to our detriment. Enough of these kinds of misleading vids can put us in with the tinfoil hat crowd.