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  • Republicans fear Trumpnado

    07/05/2015 9:16:17 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    PapaBear3625 to canuck_conservative
    Pandering to minorities is a losing strategy for Republicans

    If conservatives are sufficiently motivated to show up and vote, the Republicans can win without a single black vote.

    Conversely, if conservatives stay home, the Republicans lose. Period. That's what happened to Romney and McCain.

  • Fears major bank is 'hours from collapse' as millions vote on Greece’s financial future

    07/05/2015 8:32:33 AM PDT · 32 of 40
    PapaBear3625 to Gen.Blather
    It’s like the failing companies in the ‘90’s who owned property worth more than the entire company was worth. (Blocks of downtown Dallas, for example.) But they couldn’t think outside the box. They got bought and broken apart. So, in their attempt to save all they saved nothing.

    I recall the demise of Pan Am Airlines. Their labor costs due to the unions made them unprofitable. If management was interested in fulfilling their duty to stockholders, they should have shut down, sold their assets, and declared a big dividend.

    But that would have meant that MANAGEMENT would be out of work. Can't have that.

    So instead they slowly sold assets to subsidize operating costs, until there was nothing left. The stockholders got nothing, but management got their fat salaries and bonuses to the end.

  • Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia: my visit to Israel shall mark the new age of peace and fraternity

    07/05/2015 8:15:54 AM PDT · 15 of 32
    PapaBear3625 to Ancesthntr; tflabo; SunkenCiv
    Isn’t this guy the same guy who has backed Obama, who got him into Harvard through Percy Sutton?

    Yes, it is. I researched it back in 2008, see my homepage:

    Obama's Connections

    In late 1988 Obama entered Harvard Law, upon the recommendation of Percy Sutton, a powerful New York politician. Why did Sutton pull strings for Obama? In an interview from "Inside City Hall, (youtube clip Obama and Khalid Mansour) Percy Sutton says he was introduced to Obama by Khalid Al-Mansour of Texas, "principle advisor to one of the world's richest men". Mansour talked to Sutton about Obama and asked Sutton to write a recommendation to Harvard, using Sutton's contacts. Percy Sutton wrote the letter to Harvard calling Obama a "genius".

    Now who is this Khalid Al-Mansour, and who is this rich man he represents? Looking further, we have Africa Venture Partners announcement:

    AVP WELCOMES DR.KHALID ABDULLAH TARIO AL-MANSOUR TO IT'S BOARD.

    Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tario Al-Mansour is an internationally acknowledged advisor to Heads of State and business leaders in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has been actively involved in structuring investments and joint ventures worldwide for over 35 years. Dr. Al-Mansour was also responsible for the Africa investment activities of Kingdom Holdings, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's investment company. During his distinguished career, Dr. Al-Mansour has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Bombay University, Columbia University, UCLA, University of Kenya, London School of Economics and the University of Ghana.
    In addition to Africa Venture Partners, Dr. Al-Mansour sits on the Boards of: Saudi African Bank; Kingdom Holdings, Africa; Multimedia Super Corridor (Malaysia); Space Tech Inc.; AmNet Corp. International; New Avenues Fund Ltd; United Bank for Africa; United Networks; and Landmark Entertainment

    Dr. Al-Mansour has authored 24 books and is listed in Who's Who in the World; International Who's Who in the Arab World; Two Thousand Men of Achievement; Royal Blue Book of London; World's Who's Who of Intellectuals and American Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California at Berkeley.


    So now it gets interesting. Obama got his push behind the scenes from an advisor to a Saudi Prince. And not just any Saudi Prince. Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has an estimated net worth of US$29.5 billion, is the 19th richest person in the world, and is the second richest man in royalty next to the Sultan of Brunei.

    So this Saudi Prince's advisor somehow or other takes an interest in Obama when Obama is an unknown. Why?

    More to the point, would Mansour be likely to spend time and effort giving aid to an apostate from Islam?

    More good stuff on Khalid al-Mansour at Newsmax: (1) Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age, and Who is Khalid al-Mansour?

    One especially interesting tidbit is that Khalid al-Mansour was originally named Donald Warden. As Donald Warden, he mentored Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, founders of the Black Panthers.

    In the Congressional Record (page E824, April 23, 2007), Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California intoduced a bill honoring him for his work, and mentioning his prior name and connection to the Panthers:

    Ms. LEE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the African American Association. Throughout its extraordinary history, the Association has been known for promoting equality, diversity, social justice, and African American community empowerment. This year the Association celebrates the 45th anniversary of its founding.

    The African American Association was first organized in the early 1960s by African American students at the University of California, Berkeley. Among the founding members were community leaders such as Khalid Al-Mansour (known then as Don Warden); future Judges Henry Ramsey and Thelton Henderson; future Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums; and future Black Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.

    The Association’s founding occurred in the midst of a turbulent time for African Americans and for our country. Malcolm X was fearlessly expressing his views on race relations. Many African nations were being liberated after years of colonial rule and oppression. The civil rights movement was gaining national momentum, and many young African Americans were feeling a newfound source of pride in their African heritage. A primary impetus for the group’s establishment was an interest in learning the real history of Africa and slavery in the United States. Not having the resources for a mass media campaign, group members took their message to where the people were: they took their message to the streets.

    We now have a link (Mansour) between Obama, black radicals, and the Saudi royals
  • Saudi prince giving away his money buying immortality for the Democrats?

    07/05/2015 7:09:35 AM PDT · 2 of 12
    PapaBear3625 to Sean_Anthony
    I put together the following on my home page back in 2008, on Obama's relationship to Al-Waleed bin Talal:

    Obama's Connections

    In late 1988 Obama entered Harvard Law, upon the recommendation of Percy Sutton, a powerful New York politician. Why did Sutton pull strings for Obama? In an interview from "Inside City Hall, (youtube clip Obama and Khalid Mansour) Percy Sutton says he was introduced to Obama by Khalid Al-Mansour of Texas, "principle advisor to one of the world's richest men". Mansour talked to Sutton about Obama and asked Sutton to write a recommendation to Harvard, using Sutton's contacts. Percy Sutton wrote the letter to Harvard calling Obama a "genius".

    Now who is this Khalid Al-Mansour, and who is this rich man he represents? Looking further, we have Africa Venture Partners announcement:

    AVP WELCOMES DR.KHALID ABDULLAH TARIO AL-MANSOUR TO IT'S BOARD.

    Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tario Al-Mansour is an internationally acknowledged advisor to Heads of State and business leaders in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America. He has been actively involved in structuring investments and joint ventures worldwide for over 35 years. Dr. Al-Mansour was also responsible for the Africa investment activities of Kingdom Holdings, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's investment company. During his distinguished career, Dr. Al-Mansour has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Bombay University, Columbia University, UCLA, University of Kenya, London School of Economics and the University of Ghana.
    In addition to Africa Venture Partners, Dr. Al-Mansour sits on the Boards of: Saudi African Bank; Kingdom Holdings, Africa; Multimedia Super Corridor (Malaysia); Space Tech Inc.; AmNet Corp. International; New Avenues Fund Ltd; United Bank for Africa; United Networks; and Landmark Entertainment

    Dr. Al-Mansour has authored 24 books and is listed in Who's Who in the World; International Who's Who in the Arab World; Two Thousand Men of Achievement; Royal Blue Book of London; World's Who's Who of Intellectuals and American Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California at Berkeley.


    So now it gets interesting. Obama got his push behind the scenes from an advisor to a Saudi Prince. And not just any Saudi Prince. Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has an estimated net worth of US$29.5 billion, is the 19th richest person in the world, and is the second richest man in royalty next to the Sultan of Brunei.

    So this Saudi Prince's advisor somehow or other takes an interest in Obama when Obama is an unknown. Why?

    More to the point, would Mansour be likely to spend time and effort giving aid to an apostate from Islam?

    More good stuff on Khalid al-Mansour at Newsmax: (1) Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age, and Who is Khalid al-Mansour?

    One especially interesting tidbit is that Khalid al-Mansour was originally named Donald Warden. As Donald Warden, he mentored Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, founders of the Black Panthers.

    In the Congressional Record (page E824, April 23, 2007), Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California intoduced a bill honoring him for his work, and mentioning his prior name and connection to the Panthers:

    Ms. LEE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the African American Association. Throughout its extraordinary history, the Association has been known for promoting equality, diversity, social justice, and African American community empowerment. This year the Association celebrates the 45th anniversary of its founding.

    The African American Association was first organized in the early 1960s by African American students at the University of California, Berkeley. Among the founding members were community leaders such as Khalid Al-Mansour (known then as Don Warden); future Judges Henry Ramsey and Thelton Henderson; future Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums; and future Black Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.

    The Association’s founding occurred in the midst of a turbulent time for African Americans and for our country. Malcolm X was fearlessly expressing his views on race relations. Many African nations were being liberated after years of colonial rule and oppression. The civil rights movement was gaining national momentum, and many young African Americans were feeling a newfound source of pride in their African heritage. A primary impetus for the group’s establishment was an interest in learning the real history of Africa and slavery in the United States. Not having the resources for a mass media campaign, group members took their message to where the people were: they took their message to the streets.

    We now have a link (Mansour) between Obama, black radicals, and the Saudi royals
  • Wisconsin economy lags after Walker's spending and tax cuts

    07/04/2015 5:12:57 AM PDT · 20 of 59
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet

    It’s not how many jobs you create. It’s how many PRIVATE SECTOR jobs you create.

  • What is so hard about building a border fence? It's just like building a highway. BUILD ONE.

    07/04/2015 5:09:15 AM PDT · 88 of 90
    PapaBear3625 to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    “Support Your Local Sheriff - We Don’t Have Any Bars Yet”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFLTtjeuDc

  • What is so hard about building a border fence? It's just like building a highway. BUILD ONE.

    07/04/2015 5:00:06 AM PDT · 87 of 90
    PapaBear3625 to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Rick Perry, is that you?

    You're missing my point. I'm not against building a fence. I'm in favor of building it AND having it backed by a mine field, and troops with orders to open fire on invaders.

  • Polygamy could be the next sexual liberation campaign

    07/04/2015 4:56:44 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    PapaBear3625 to Rapscallion
    Polygamy is a high cost solution to a non-problem. There is no shortage of men. There is no overage of women. Why would you want four wives???

    Polygamy comes up more often in societies divided into "rich" and "poor", with not much of a middle-class, and is driven by preferences from the WOMEN.

    Ask a few women "If your choices were limited to (and saying 'neither' was not an option) either (A) sharing a rich and handsome man, or (B) having a poor and unattractive man all to yourself, which would you choose?".

  • What is so hard about building a border fence? It's just like building a highway. BUILD ONE.

    07/03/2015 5:11:51 PM PDT · 12 of 90
    PapaBear3625 to Cringing Negativism Network
    A fence, by itself, can be climbed over, tunneled under, or smashed through. No matter how strong it is, if there is somebody with access to explosives (as the cartels do), a hole can be blown in it.

    There's a prerequisite to building an effective fence. It is "having the will to do bad things to those who attempt to scale it".

    Even a modest 8 foot high chain link fence would be effective, though, if the crossers knew that there were US Marine snipers watching it, with orders to shoot anybody trying to scale the fence. But the US does not have the will to go that far.

  • Man who allegedly punted cat 'like a football' found dead

    07/03/2015 4:51:36 PM PDT · 51 of 75
    PapaBear3625 to BBell
    The cat incident was over a year and a half prior, so I doubt he was killed by a cat lover.

    But somebody who is that inherently violent will eventually piss off the wrong person.

  • Cops hate this gun-shaped iPhone case

    07/03/2015 1:44:13 PM PDT · 44 of 48
    PapaBear3625 to AustinBill
    Hope the manufacturer enjoys the temporary profits. They’ll need them for the inevitable lawsuits the first time a kid gets more than they bargained for carrying this.

    The case is sold from JapanTrendShop.com

    If they ship from Japan and have no US presence, then good luck collecting any judgement which any US court tries to impose.

  • The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale

    07/03/2015 5:48:50 AM PDT · 81 of 85
    PapaBear3625 to NRx
    Have we really reached the point where we are cheering this clown? If so, then things truly are desperate.

    I think he brings in some fresh air, and can put the libs on the defensive.

    My main worry is that, if he loses the Repub nomination, that he will do like Ross Perot did in 1992, run as an independent, split the conservative vote, and let Clinton win with a minority of the popular vote.

  • Game Over As Anti-Police Flag Burners Run Terrified From Vets And Bikers To Beg Police For Help

    07/02/2015 4:58:33 PM PDT · 48 of 78
    PapaBear3625 to FreeReign; HiTech RedNeck
    There are bikers here on FreeRepublic.

    I used to be a biker in my younger, single days.

  • Why Is Donald Trump Polling So Well?

    07/02/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · 95 of 109
    PapaBear3625 to bboop
    Darren, that’s all I can think. Trump donated to Hilalry for President. He’s been donating to them for years. Who’s to say she has not hired him/ put him up to this as part of some dirty tricks?

    Remember the 1992 presidential election? When Bill Clinton came into power despite only winning 43% of the popular vote, because Ross Perot, running 3rd party, split the conservative vote? I'm sure Hillary hasn't.

    I think the Dems only hope in 2016 is to have Trump run as an independent, and repeat what Perot did.

  • Local VFW Shuts Down Tea Party's 'Dangers of Islam' Talk

    07/01/2015 5:52:38 PM PDT · 8 of 26
    PapaBear3625 to E. Pluribus Unum

    It’s possible to conduct a seminar on Islam, and produce fliers for such, without giving the impression that you are organizing a lynch mob for Muslims.

  • WE USED TO SLEEP TWICE EACH NIGHT

    07/01/2015 3:47:12 PM PDT · 16 of 67
    PapaBear3625 to dontreadthis

    I’m going to guess this was a valuable phenomenon in ancient days. SOMEBODY in the village would likely be naturally up and alert at any time of the night.

  • How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm

    07/01/2015 3:09:33 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet
    This competitive, zero-sum dynamic sets off a competition among high-status men to hoard marriage opportunities, which leaves lower-status men out in the cold. Those men, denied access to life’s most stabilizing and civilizing institution, are unfairly disadvantaged and often turn to behaviors like crime and violence. The situation is not good for women, either, because it places them in competition with other wives and can reduce them all to satellites of the man.

    This describes life in the "inner city". We've all seen stories about this or that thug career criminal having a dozen kids by a dozen different women. The high-status "gangstas" get the women, and the low-status Burger King cooks get very little female attention.

  • It's Walker Plus Six Also-Rans In Iowa GOP Caucus, Quinnipiac Poll Finds; Christie In 15th Place

    07/01/2015 10:48:56 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet
    In the poll, on question 2 ("Is there anybody you would definitely not support") Bush got the highest unfavorable rating (37% tea party, 24% overall). Walker got just a 1% unfavorable tea party rating (4% overall), Cruz 2% (9% overall)

    Cruz's favorable rating is 80% among tea party (58% overall). Walker is 83%. These are the ones who will be left standing after the rest of the field has dropped out.

  • It's Walker Plus Six Also-Rans In Iowa GOP Caucus, Quinnipiac Poll Finds; Christie In 15th Place

    07/01/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · 13 of 20
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet

    It’s better to look at the favorable/unfavorable ratios, particularly among the Tea Party (which is the group who will supply most of the volunteer campaign activists). It’s Walker and Cruz out front.

  • DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns(?)

    07/01/2015 9:36:02 AM PDT · 42 of 72
    PapaBear3625 to demshateGod
    I wonder what would happen if they correlated all those murder charts with demographic information.

    I did that on a thread a while back. If you subtract out the black and Hispanic homicides, then the US white homicide rate is about the same as the European rate. Maybe a bit lower.

    Mexico, with draconian gun control, has a much higher homicide rate than the US (21.5 per 100,000 versus 4.7 for the US)

  • NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade chairman John Dunleavy ousted from post

    07/01/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · 6 of 23
    PapaBear3625 to piusv

    Dunleavy was the one who opposed gay marchers in the parade for so long.

  • The Case for Polygamy Begins; The Case for the Single Life Needed Too

    07/01/2015 7:03:40 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    PapaBear3625 to tophat9000

    The point about estate planning would give an incentive for a man to “marry” his grandchild, to take advantage to tax-free inheritance by a spouse.

  • US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

    06/30/2015 3:24:24 PM PDT · 58 of 65
    PapaBear3625 to buwaya
    Uninterceptable cruise missile.

    By the time it's fielded, anti-air lasers will be available. And the plasma front on that thing will NOT be stealthy.

  • You’ll Never Guess the Latest Victims of the Student Loan Crisis

    06/30/2015 9:23:40 AM PDT · 46 of 89
    PapaBear3625 to Made In The USA
    Surprised IRS doesn’t go after tax refunds prior to retirement. Assume there would be a better chance of collection.

    Only if there ARE tax refunds. I don't know about you, but I adjust my withholding so that I end the year owing a few bucks (but not enough to trigger penalties/interest).

  • Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

    06/30/2015 8:42:24 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    PapaBear3625 to miss marmelstein
    New york is unlikely to get rid of "rent stabilization", because doing so would adversely affect the very wealthy.

    If rent control went away, and lots of apartments came on the market for $1K - $5K/mo, who would want to pay $3 million for a 2 bedroom condo?

    If rent control were suddenly repealed, tens of thousands of New Yorkers would see their real estate values evaporate.

  • Faculty Who Won’t Leave

    06/30/2015 7:03:53 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    PapaBear3625 to Redmen4ever
    I think ending tenure requires a new approach to testing. Students should have to take standardized exams not graded by their particular instructor. In such manner their instructor becomes their resources for learning. Plus, administrators could use pass rates in addition to student evaluations in their annual performance reviews.

    I would go with a more objective criterion: how many graduate and get a job in their field.

    It would not be complicated to send the IRS a list of social security numbers of people who graduated five years prior, along with their classes and professors, have that matched up with gross income now, and after matchup strip the identifying social security numbers so as to anonymize the data.

    You would now have the data needed to correlate professors and courses with after-graduation economic viability. Fire the professors whose students can't seem to get a job that's worth what they paid in tuition.

    Another suggestion: mandate the professors pension funds invest in student loans. If the student loans get paid back, great. If the loans don't get paid back, the professors' pension funds take a hit.

  • Benefits to be extended to spouses of Texas' gay state workers

    06/30/2015 6:52:03 AM PDT · 4 of 15
    PapaBear3625 to GIdget2004
    The CDC reports that the estimated lifetime treatment cost for HIV is $379,000 (in 2010 dollars). With treatment, HIV+ people can live 30 years or more. Without the expensive treatment, life expectancy post-infection is about 12 years (ten years until onset of AIDS, two years to die from it).

    With gay marriage, an HIV+ man can get access to another man's health insurance. I suspect a major factor behind ObamaCare's "pre-existing condition" coverage, is so that HIV+ men could get the expensive treatment.

  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:26:16 PM PDT · 8 of 28
    PapaBear3625 to dynachrome

    If the welfare state collapses, there will be heavy Muslim riots. A rational government would stop all further immigration, by whatever means necessary, and then start deporting Muslims as quickly as possible.

  • France says 40 imams deported for hate speech

    06/29/2015 4:35:05 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    PapaBear3625 to markomalley

    When they report that they’ve deported 40 THOUSAND Islamic radicals, THEN I’ll think they are starting to get serious.

  • Teacher Hits Handicapped Child, Tells Him Black People Fought to not "Serve White People like You"

    06/29/2015 4:29:56 PM PDT · 55 of 69
    PapaBear3625 to Catmom
    I’m an older white employee who works in what has become in the time I’ve been there a predominantly nonwhite workplace (a hospital). I already get treated like crap on a consistent basis and there is nothing I can do about it.

    My mother-in-law was working at a state government office where she was one of very few white people left. The black women there treated her like crap. All the promotions went to blacks.

    She left the day she was eligible for retirement. This was 30 years ago. And she still votes Democrat...

  • Delaware, Key To Corporations, Is Now The Only U.S. State Without Air Service

    06/29/2015 4:13:34 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    PapaBear3625 to markomalley

    It’s just 20 minutes from Philly Airport to the Delaware border, and another hour and a half to the southern tip of Delaware.

  • Cameron tells BBC to stop calling barbaric terror group Islamic State because name is offensive

    06/29/2015 3:35:31 PM PDT · 15 of 36
    PapaBear3625 to Flintlock
    I think that most of Europe’s “elite” have converted—so they can rape either little girls or boys—or both, with no consequences.

    What better way for the Arab states to cement a relationship with Europe's elites, than to provide them with a place to indulge in every depravity in safety. How often do the movers and shakers visit Muslim countries, I wonder?

    And did they learn the approach from the KGB?

  • Ted Cruz: ‘Voters Would Be Astonished’ To Know What GOP Senators Say And Do In Private

    06/29/2015 3:30:33 PM PDT · 19 of 40
    PapaBear3625 to cotton1706

    NEVER FORGET that a majority of Republican Senate and House members voted for the current leadership, KNOWING what they were.

  • Ending Tax Exemptions Means Ending Churches

    06/29/2015 2:52:32 PM PDT · 22 of 74
    PapaBear3625 to mrsmith
    It’s the other tax-exempted groups that should worry, and do.

    Repeal section 501(c). End tax exemptions. Make the Clinton Foundation, the Pew Foundation, Planned Parenthood -- ALL of the "non-profits" that employ so many Leftists -- make them all subject to corporate tax like any other corporation.

    As for the churches, they don't need buildings. Go back to the roots of the early Church. They can rotate meeting in people's living rooms.

  • Gov. John Kasich on Gay Marriage: ‘The Court Has Ruled, and It’s Time to Move On’

    06/29/2015 10:46:35 AM PDT · 47 of 64
    PapaBear3625 to SeekAndFind
    But on Face the Nation today, likely GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich told John Dickerson, “I believe in traditional marriage, but the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s the law of the land, and we’ll abide by it.”

    Does anyone here really believe that, had the decision gone 5-4 the other way, that ANY Democrat politician would have said

    “I believe in gay marriage, but the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s the law of the land, and we’ll abide by it.”

  • Trump posts Jorge Ramos' phone number

    06/29/2015 9:59:48 AM PDT · 149 of 165
    PapaBear3625 to HiTech RedNeck
    Trump isn’t doing this in the name of the Lord.

    How do you know? Did the Lord tell you?

  • U.S. Manufacturing costs are almost as low as China’s, and that’s a very big deal

    06/29/2015 9:18:31 AM PDT · 26 of 48
    PapaBear3625 to thackney
    “A 5% price discrepancy in manufacturing between China and the US doesn’t amount to much,” says BCG’s David Gee, “when you consider that US manufacturers face the risks of delay when shipping from China, the threat of port strikes, and the local investments and partnerships that Beijing often requires of foreign companies doing business there.”

    Add to that the theft of intellectual property, and the certainty that any successful product will shortly have copies being made at a Chinese-owned factory down the road, staffed by your former employees which YOU trained in how to make it right.

    It's not really worth while to make anything in China, if it contains significant design and engineering intellectual property.

  • TIME Op-Ed: Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions

    06/29/2015 7:43:49 AM PDT · 32 of 52
    PapaBear3625 to rellimpank
    —starting with CAIR, Planned Parenthood , the Southern Poverty Law Center , then the neighborhood mosque—?-—Sure-—(sarc)

    Actually, I agree with you. End the entire concept of "non-profits" as a special class of organization. Repeal section 501(c). Make ALL the "non-profits" like the Clinton Foundation and the rest be regular corporations, taxed at the corporate rate. There is FAR more left-wing money in non-profits than conservative non-profits.

    Level the playing field -- with a flame-thrower.

  • MD Priest calls out unfaithful Catholics homosexuals in priesthood that set stage for USSC decision

    06/29/2015 7:37:01 AM PDT · 43 of 84
    PapaBear3625 to icwhatudo

    Great sermon!

  • If you like the Greek debt crisis, you'll love the Puerto Rico meltdown

    06/29/2015 7:21:31 AM PDT · 11 of 33
    PapaBear3625 to SeekAndFind
    Puerto Rico's constitution dictates that the debt has to be paid before any other financial obligation is met.

    If he goes by the constitution, then that means that the debt gets paid, and the welfare payments don't get paid.

    This means the constitution is more likely to go.

  • Trump posts Jorge Ramos' phone number

    06/29/2015 6:03:36 AM PDT · 134 of 165
    PapaBear3625 to Mister Da
    So, you figure the Golden Rule doesn’t apply anymore; that in war & politics, anything goes, like cutting off heads, murdering women & children, using WMDs, lying, cheating, & stealing, as long as you win. Winning a war while losing your honor, decency, & self respect is not winning, it is losing. That is ISIS thinking & about a low as you can go. For your own sake, take an ethics class & read your Bible.

    I have:

    “If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to live in, anyone saying that 13some worthless men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods’ (whom you have not known), 14then you shall investigate and search out and inquire thoroughly. If it is true and the matter established that this abomination has been done among you, 15you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword. 16“Then you shall gather all its booty into the middle of its open square and burn the city and all its booty with fire as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God; and it shall be a ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt. 17“Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers, 18if you will listen to the voice of the LORD your God, keeping all His commandments which I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the LORD your God.
  • Trump posts Jorge Ramos' phone number

    06/29/2015 5:57:06 AM PDT · 133 of 165
    PapaBear3625 to MayflowerMadam; HiTech RedNeck
    Could be that it’s God, not Satan, motivating Trump to speak the truth and stand up for America. Maybe the devil is playing YOU like a violin. What Ramos is facilitating is pure evil. Romans 12:9: “Abhor that which is evil...”

    I recall Jesus not mincing words when he addressed the Pharisees as "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?, and responding to the desecration of the Temple by the money changers by chasing them out with a whip.

  • Trump posts Jorge Ramos' phone number

    06/29/2015 5:51:36 AM PDT · 132 of 165
    PapaBear3625 to HiTech RedNeck; Mister Da

    I recall Dole and McCain conducted their presidential campaigns like gentlemen. They lost. Screw that. Playing nice while the other side brings out the brass knuckles is how you lose badly.

  • Uproar over FDNY activist’s ‘white boy privilege’ rant

    06/29/2015 5:47:23 AM PDT · 15 of 23
    PapaBear3625 to PapaBear3625

    Correction, it was an NBC news article.

  • Uproar over FDNY activist’s ‘white boy privilege’ rant

    06/29/2015 5:46:04 AM PDT · 14 of 23
    PapaBear3625 to Sherman Logan
    A NY Post article mentions she's of Thai descent (born in the US).

    I wonder how she manages carrying a hundred pounds of gear up six flights of stairs?

  • Uproar Over FDNY Activist’s ‘White Boy Privilege’ Rant

    06/28/2015 5:46:52 PM PDT · 8 of 32
    PapaBear3625 to nickcarraway
    This is female?

  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 3:15:54 PM PDT · 57 of 61
    PapaBear3625 to 2ndDivisionVet
    "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on Monday,"

    They want affirmative action for gays, and immunity from being fired. Any attempt to fire one, or not hire one, will produce a discrimination lawsuit.

    They don't want equality -- they want supremacy.

  • Vikings' Josh Robinson Compares Gay Marriage to Incest and Pedophilia

    06/28/2015 10:04:16 AM PDT · 9 of 67
    PapaBear3625 to CharleysPride
    Hmmm.. pedophilia, yes. Incest, no.

    Homosexual male married couples may now adopt young boys.

  • Our letters policy on same-sex marriage - an explanation and an apology: John L. Micek

    06/27/2015 11:12:50 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    PapaBear3625 to Perdogg
    And then I sat down and thought about what had just happened and what it meant to my other gay and lesbian colleagues who were rightfully celebrating Friday's ruling as a victory for both love and equal protection under the law.

    It makes me wonder how many (or how few) of the staff there are straight.

  • BREAKING: UN Makes Huge Move to ARREST Benjamin Netanyahu

    06/27/2015 11:10:31 AM PDT · 64 of 107
    PapaBear3625 to blueyon

    Stuff like this won’t end until a discreet example is made of the head of the Human Rights Council.