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  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 5:29:06 PM PDT · 33 of 38
    Stosh to foxfield

    Only geographically (not culturally).

  • New California law limits schools' full-contact football practice

    07/21/2014 5:42:19 PM PDT · 23 of 30
    Stosh to Oldeconomybuyer

    The implication in the article is that these limitations will apply to high schools. But we are talking California, where insanity always metathesizes, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up applying to colleges as well, eventually.

    Which means it may not be too long until the rest of the country looks forward to playing USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, San Diego State and a bunch of others.

  • Obama Gives Trillions for Wall Street, Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods

    07/21/2014 1:37:39 PM PDT · 66 of 67
    Stosh to Cen-Tejas

    “”The fact that the city’s union-protected employees get lifetime constitutional guarantees to employment benefits . . .”

    What Ransom is referring to (and he’s absolutely correct in describing the situation) is a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling that the exorbitant pension deals that teachers and city workers received as pay-offs for their votes from the Democrat machine can’t be modified *legally*.

    From the Daily Herald:

    “The state’s largest public employees union is praising an Illinois Supreme Court opinion that backs constitutional protections for the health insurance benefits of retired state workers. The head of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 said Thursday’s ruling means “retirement security ... cannot be revoked by politicians.”

    *You* are absolutely correct that this situation is the result of the mendacity of the corrupt politicians who provided unsustainable union contract perks as a pay-off for union campaign money and organized bloc voting by union members.

    By “lifetime-constitutional guarantee” what Ransom means is that if your an Illinois resident, as the bill comes due for these unsustainable benefits, you have just a few choices - pay ever increasing taxes, dodge the taxes (and eventually go to jail), move to another state, or quit work and become a free-loader like a significant fraction of this corrupt state. What you *don’t* have as an option is to elect government officials who would change those ridiculous contracts to economically-sustainable levels.

    And the bottom-line, as I see it, is that eventually Illinois ends up as Detroit - the productive people move out, and the state goes bankrupt, because it sure as hell can’t keep raising taxes and paying those benefits.

    And putting somebody like Allen West in a position of power in the state or city is a wonderful idea (fat chance that would ever happen, though).

  • Obama Gives Trillions for Wall Street, Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods

    07/21/2014 9:59:12 AM PDT · 60 of 67
    Stosh to wideawake

    I do science, not economics, so I’ll defer to your background on those questions.

    But here’s what “The Economist” says on QE:

    “To carry out QE central banks create money by buying securities, such as government bonds, from banks, with electronic cash that did not exist before. The new money swells the size of bank reserves in the economy by the quantity of assets purchased—hence “quantitative” easing. Like lowering interest rates, QE is supposed to stimulate the economy by encouraging banks to make more loans. The idea is that banks take the new money and buy assets to replace the ones they have sold to the central bank. That raises stock prices and lowers interest rates, which in turn boosts investment. Today, interest rates on everything from government bonds to mortgages to corporate debt are probably lower than they would have been without QE. If QE convinces markets that the central bank is serious about fighting deflation or high unemployment, then it can also boost economic activity by raising confidence. Several rounds of QE in America have increased the size of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet—the value of the assets it holds—from less than $1 trillion in 2007 to more than $4 trillion now.” - See more at:

    Assuming what they’ve stated above is truth, I’d conclude:

    QE does in fact have the effect of creating money

    The change in the Reserve’s holdings under Obama is $3 trillion (how that corresponds to the amount of money created is not something I’m qualified to say)

    Money creation historically has led to inflation, which can be readily manifested in commodity prices

    Inflation and interest rates are separate concerns (although ultimately they tie together).

    Correction of any misconceptions above will be appreciated.

    As regards New York vs. Chicago crime/murder rates, as with any sociological metric, teasing out the role of specific factors is difficult. I’d contend *with current policies* Chicago’s police force is under-staffed. Up until deBlasio’s election, New York police could use a “stop-and-frisk” approach to inner city mayhem - Chicago cops can’t, and hence more cops would be needed to get similar results.

    If I’m right, now that New York coppers don’t have stop-and-frisk in their tool chest, NY crime and murder rates should start to approach those of Chicago. It won’t happen overnight, but it is a test of the hypothesis.

  • Obama Gives Trillions for Wall Street, Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods

    07/21/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · 46 of 67
    Stosh to Patriotic1

    Absolutely spot-on - there are loads of problems that lead to the disastrous murder rate in Chicago - fatherlessness, gun control that only weakens the law-abiding, poverty and joblessness, abysmal schools, a caustic rap culture and the like - but none of those is the main problem.

    The main problem is too many folks in the black community are more worried about the cops disrespecting them and their kids than they are worried about the chances their kids will get ventilated by a stray bullet. And consequently there’s not only a hostility to the police, but with too many of those folks, an unofficial policy of “omerta” (the mafia code of silence) that shields the worst of these thugs. The picture in reply 32 says it all.

    Until the community and church leaders in the ghetto convince their followers that even though the cops will inevitably make some mistakes (and yes, some may even be racist), if they’re not given community support, their communities will continue to be killing fields.

  • Obama Gives Trillions for Wall Street, Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods

    07/21/2014 8:19:39 AM PDT · 44 of 67
    Stosh to wideawake

    Ransom is one the most reliably conservative writers out there, and few understand math or finance better than him.

    The “trillion dollar checks” he talks about refer to the “quantitative easing” approach under Obama’s fed - the reserve, for all intents and purposes, with QE1, QE2, QE3 and QE ad inifinitum is essentially printing money electronically, which serves mostly to provide free money to the big banks and prop up the stock market. Far from being an Occupy butthead, Ransom recognizes that Obama’s policy simply steals from *everybody* in the middle class and lower class (for example, through inflation, which officially is disguised by not including food and fuel costs in the official indicators) so that Obama’s (and the DNC’s) high roller donors don’t get upset with his abysmal economic policies.

    Whether Ransom thinks throwing money at the inner city is good policy is another question, but I kind of doubt that’s what he’d propose, given what he’s written in the past - although I’m sure he’d concede beefing up police coverage in the ghetto is going to cost some serious bucks.

  • The tranquillity of Obama's mind

    07/20/2014 8:55:37 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    Stosh to RoosterRedux

    Two years ago it was “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive”, although it quickly became clear that Detroit is dead and Al Queda owns Iraq.

    Today the party line is “the border is secure and the world is tranquil”, and as hard as it is to believe, there are idiots who actually buy into that as well.

  • Hillary Clinton: I May Not Run For Potus Because Job Too Difficult

    07/18/2014 2:16:36 PM PDT · 20 of 76
    Stosh to bkopto

    If she runs and wins, she’ll have a tougher time maintaining residences separate from her “spouse”. Which means she’ll have the horn dog around most of the time, except of course when he’s working on a little on the side.

    That’d be enough to drive a woman to drink - oh, wait, we’ve already arrived there.

  • Calif. City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine’em $500 If They Do

    07/18/2014 1:59:19 PM PDT · 6 of 40
    Stosh to SMGFan

    It’s California - dig up the lawn and plant marijuana and nobody will bother you (well, maybe the local dealers).

  • Resident of One of Most Liberal States Explains How She’d Fight the War on Terror

    07/15/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT · 95 of 98
    Stosh to Farmer Dean

    “They will just cut her head off.”

    You’re assuming they’ll be able to find it, a challenging task given where it’s currently wedged.

  • Obama backs highway fund fix, touts 'talking' cars

    07/15/2014 7:17:09 PM PDT · 5 of 27
    Stosh to blueplum

    I always figured Obama wasn’t too bright, but I thought at least his handlers could see the irony of having him do a photo-op sitting in a “driverless car”.

  • After Criticizing White House Over Unaccompanied Minors, Martin O'Malley Said Don't Send...

    07/15/2014 7:14:38 PM PDT · 20 of 36
    Stosh to kristinn

    Somebody called into a Milwaukee talk show today with a great idea - send ‘em all to sanctuary cities.

  • Richard Cohen: Conservatives Will Buy Anything [Ed Klein's Book is one example]

    07/15/2014 7:12:39 PM PDT · 21 of 31
    Stosh to SeekAndFind

    This from a butthead who bought into 8 years of “hope and change”.

  • 'Reliable Sources' Interview With Josh Earnest Draws Only 62,000 Adults 25-54, 4th Lowest Ever

    07/15/2014 6:01:22 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    Stosh to Oldeconomybuyer

    “Reliable Sources” / “White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest” - isn’t that a contradiction in terms?

  • Keep up pressure for sane gun laws

    07/15/2014 6:32:32 AM PDT · 19 of 33
    Stosh to rellimpank

    From the article:

    “Even normally tranquil Montrose Beach turned into a large brawl Sunday night that injured two police officers.”

    As far as I know (and it’s difficult to determine, since the Chicago papers do their best to ignore mayhem involving particular demographics) no gun violence was involved in the Montrose Beach incident. Ditto recent (largely unreported) incidents of wilding and flash-mob looting in upscale near-North Side neighborhoods.

    Those incidents are clear evidence that the problem in the city is the breakdown of the social contract, NOT the presence or absence of guns or gun laws. A significant fraction of the population of the city is sick in a sociological sense, and the papers (along with Rahm and the city power brokers) refuse to acknowledge that situation as the real problem.

  • Dilettante in Chief: Obama’s humanity revealed shooting pool

    07/15/2014 6:19:09 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    Stosh to Security Mom 08

    ” . . . putting a crimp in Obama’s play time.”

    Not to worry - he’s recently played at least his 178th round of golf:

  • Comic Character Archie to Die Taking Bullet for Gay Friend Pushing Gun Control

    07/15/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT · 36 of 49
    Stosh to SoFloFreeper

    So what’s the over/under on how long it’ll be before the feature story is Betty in bed with Veronica?

  • Tupac Shakur Musical ‘Holler if Ya Hear Me’ Flops on Broadway

    07/15/2014 5:57:08 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    Stosh to SoFloFreeper

    Finally an opportunity for the premier of “Saucy Jack” (can’t be any worse).

  • Obama plays golf with ESPN host Michael Wilbon

    07/12/2014 6:53:05 PM PDT · 17 of 23
    Stosh to W.

    Impressive - thanks.

  • Obama plays golf with ESPN host Michael Wilbon

    07/12/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT · 5 of 23
    Stosh to don-o

    Does anybody have a count of how many rounds of golf this poseur has played since he was inaugurated?

    Does anybody know of a website that’s kept a running total? Or one that’s kept track of the number of days and the number of dollars he’s spent on vacations?

  • Meet The Ilyushin IL-102, The Most Gorgeously Ugly Combat Jet Ever

    07/12/2014 5:45:48 AM PDT · 41 of 47
    Stosh to Mycroft Holmes

    Beautiful - thanks for the pic (and the free lesson!)


    07/12/2014 5:32:26 AM PDT · 8 of 30
    Stosh to Homer_J_Simpson

    Thanks for posting these - I look forward to them every day.

    The none-war news in this issue is interesting: Roosevelt (in many ways a covert socialist) signaling that he’d be willing to dump Wallace (an avowed socialist) for someone else as VP, with William O Douglas (one of the worst lefties ever on the Supreme Court) as a prominent candidate. No mention of Truman at all (that I saw), but plenty of indication they could have done a lot worse.

    And the picture of the future queen suggests she was quite the babe at the time of WWII.

  • Meet The Ilyushin IL-102, The Most Gorgeously Ugly Combat Jet Ever

    07/12/2014 5:21:20 AM PDT · 32 of 47
    Stosh to PieterCasparzen

    Argghhh - you’re posting while I’m chasing down the reference!!

  • Meet The Ilyushin IL-102, The Most Gorgeously Ugly Combat Jet Ever

    07/12/2014 5:19:59 AM PDT · 31 of 47
    Stosh to razorbak

    I’m html-retarded, so I’m not posting a picture, but that sucker looks almost as goofy as a GeeBee, which has to be right up there in competition for ugliest plane going (jet or prop category):

  • Gun violence is a crisis in public health

    07/12/2014 5:07:27 AM PDT · 24 of 77
    Stosh to rellimpank

    The comparison to infectious diseases is specious.

    Medical conditions due to vitamin deficiency or genetic abnormality can be every bit as fatal as those due to bacterial or viral infection, but because they’re not spread by a foreign agent, combatting them has to be approached in a different fashion.

    As others have pointed out above, gun possession is not the cause of gun violence; focusing on the gun rather than the actual cause(s) of a violent culture isn’t just futile, it’s counterproductive because it distracts from actually solving the problem. If a person’s got a vitamin deficiency disease, treatment with agents to counter infections does no good; and the longer that treatment is continued in the absence of any other palliative approach, the longer the real problem is left untreated.

    The first thing these folks need to realize is that gun violence is NOT like an infectious disease.

  • Rightwing US film-maker claims Google search is politically biased

    07/09/2014 8:33:53 AM PDT · 5 of 20
    Stosh to PoloSec

    More accurate headline: “Leftwing British rag says that rightwing US film-maker claims Google search is politically biased.”

  • Clinton Foundation disclosures sought

    07/08/2014 5:45:51 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    Stosh to ilovesarah2012

    I’m sure the MSM will press for full disclosure on the Clinton Foundation with the same vigor that they exhibited in pressing Romney about his tax returns.

    Yeah, right.

  • Exclusive details: Bid for Obama Library on Lake Michigan shore

    07/06/2014 9:48:30 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    Stosh to re_tail20

    One of the neighborhoods bordering on this piece of land is locally known at “The Bush”, so if the US Steel site becomes the Obama memorial, he’ll still be able to blame any trouble there on the Bush.

    By the way, just about all the neighborhoods near that site are pretty run down - the part of the “South Chicago” neighborhood bordering the site to the west, Millgate, has pretty much always been a dump; The Bush is (or at least was) mostly trashy; and the approach to the region from the northwest, South Shore Drive, goes through a neighborhood (South Shore) that was a number of decades back mostly middle class Jewish and Irish, but is now full-blown ghetto, with major street crime and routine gun violence as bad as almost anything in Englewood or Lawndale (the worst of the South Side and West Side neighborhoods).

    In a lot of ways, it could be a perfect location for an Obama tribute - once the old steel mill site was cleaned up, it would be calm and tranquil at the surface on the lakefront, but a sea of hatred and violence just a couple of blocks in.

  • Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

    07/04/2014 9:29:23 PM PDT · 40 of 57
    Stosh to Farmer Dean

    And with today’s equipment, he could expand his range beyond the already impressive extent of accuracy he established some 40 years ago.


    07/04/2014 7:18:50 AM PDT · 76 of 86
    Stosh to Arrowhead1952

    “Go to those individual’s computers and find the copy of all her emails ever sent to them.”

    Amen - Issa should slap a subpoena for the information on all those computers immediately, with an emphasis on the legal consequences resulting from any modification of anything on them at all.

  • Pop, Soda or Coke? 11 Maps Show How Differently Americans Speak

    07/04/2014 6:52:52 AM PDT · 61 of 124
    Stosh to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

    Interesting how Milwaukee and St. Louis are islands of “soda” in an ocean of Midwest “pop” - I expect it’s the German influence, but I have no idea how (perhaps it’s related to the ubiquity of breweries).

    And on a separate matter, “youse guys” should be in there with “you” and “y’all”.

  • For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

    07/03/2014 6:33:33 AM PDT · 23 of 38
    Stosh to Gunpowder green

    More empty lots = lower property tax revenues.

    Lower property tax revenues = higher property tax rates.

    Higher tax rates = more abandoned buildings.

    More abandoned buildings ———> cleared structures (= more empty lots).

    More empty lots = etc. ———> “death spiral”

    Death spiral = Detroit.

    in the end, Chicago = Detroit.

    Thank you Democrats.

  • Why (As A Sports Fanatic) I Can't Get Interested in Soccer

    07/02/2014 1:31:32 PM PDT · 100 of 117
    Stosh to dfwgator

    “The Colombians do it right.”

    Very entertaining - but have you ever seen the Kiwi’s do their haka?

  • Why (As A Sports Fanatic) I Can't Get Interested in Soccer

    07/02/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT · 98 of 117
    Stosh to dfwgator

    Of course you’re correct that 5-on-4 is significantly greater an advantage than 11-on-10, but how much more significant is tough to say given the differences in the nature and the speed of the two games. But in any case, since soccer at the World Cup level has such closely matched teams and typically such low scores, the effect of any tangible advantage would worth exploring.

    And the time period of a penalty box stay could be tweaked to give whatever results FIFA or some other governing body seeks - if the man-short team can play keep-away for two minutes, make the minor penalty four or five.

    With regard to your other point, it all depends on what one considers “immediate”. In principle, you could be down to the last two minutes of the final game of the Cup, say up a goal, and commit a minor foul on your opponent with impunity - so you get a yellow card, so what? To a lesser extent, any player could have the same attitude in any game - you get one free foul, at least if it’s at the yellow card level, and if you’re worried about another one, you just back off a little, or your coach replaces you with someone at a comparable level, or whatever. I just think if a person commits an actual foul, there should be consequences then and there, not (maybe, or maybe not) later on or a game down the road

  • Why (As A Sports Fanatic) I Can't Get Interested in Soccer

    07/02/2014 11:43:37 AM PDT · 63 of 117
    Stosh to Hegewisch Dupa

    Thanks for the credit.

    Alternative shoot-out approach: follow the format of the NHL (three shooters from each team, alternating as in hockey, with additional shooters as needed until the tie is broken) - but with one key modification: the shooter gets the ball at mid-field, the defending team gets a defender at the top of the box, along with the goalie. Once the ball is touched by the shooter, but not before, the defender can move. Defending team must alternate defenders in the same fashion that the offensive team alternates shooters (no repeats until you’ve gone through the entire roster, unlike the goofy Olympic-TJOshie-against-the-world rules).

    Two other major modifications:

    Get rid of the stupid yellow card (no immediate consequences) / red card (death penalty) system, and replace with a penalty box (minors, majors, and game misconducts) as per hockey.

    Allow (hell, encourage) the use of the arms to advance the ball or propel shots on goal. No carrying or trapping with the hands or arms allowed - those would result in lost of possession - but thwacking the ball to advance it, pass it or shoot it would be perfectly fine.

    Soccer is only the world’s most popular game because it’s the world cheapest game (you’re not going to be able to outfit a football team in a village in Zambia), not because it’s the world’s most exciting game. American has a history of taking crappy sports and making them interesting (see: cricket, rugby (although I wouldn’t say that to the face of a rugby player)) and making them into sports worth watching - we should take it as a national mission to do that to soccer.

  • Left 'comes out screaming' against D'Souza's Film -- 'America'

    07/01/2014 3:40:35 PM PDT · 10 of 37
    Stosh to GOPJ

    Good P. T. Barnum allusion, but don’t forget Oscar Wilde: “”There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is NOT being talked about.”

  • Paul Krugman: The Incompetence Dogma. So Much for Obamacare Not Working

    06/28/2014 11:52:34 AM PDT · 22 of 63
    Stosh to SeekAndFind

    The “death spiral” is a spiral - it doesn’t happen overnight - whether it actually does happen we find out in the future, when we get feedback from how premiums and coverage costs correspond. I don’t even have a Nobel Prize in economics, and I can understand that point.

    And at a more fundamental level, what we have now is not Obamacare, it’s a small subset of Obamacare. Mr. Krugman can get back to me with his snark once all the delays, exceptions, cut-outs, and hold-overs have expired, and the entire public has to walk around with this albatross.

  • Map: The United 38 States of America

    06/24/2014 6:19:18 PM PDT · 15 of 59
    Stosh to nickcarraway

    Alaska made into *two* states? - it’s barely got enough people for one!

  • He Shall Not Be Moved

    06/22/2014 10:11:24 AM PDT · 17 of 18
    Stosh to A'elian' nation

    Spot on so far as the “ethics” investigations, about as clear an example of media slant as we’ve seen recently.

    Which brings up another really important point: both Alaska and Wisconsin have very broad and potentially very potent public ethics statutes, and in both cases those laws have been broadly abused by the organized crime syndicate known as the Democrat party, so much so that Palin finally decided the hassle was no longer worth it, either to herself or the state she was responsible for.

    Palin was roundly criticized for quitting, but of course her critics ignored just how great a waste of time, money and emotion was encompassed in the farce that her opponents mounted under the guise of never-ending “ethics investigations” - and to my knowledge, nothing ever came of any of them.

    Luckily, Walker has been able to fend off the jerk-offs trying to use this tactic on him, the blatant partisanship of the press notwithstanding.

    And that emphasizes the point I was focusing on. States *should* have strong statutes to ensure ethical public behavior, but they can’t if those laws are abused - and without a fair and judicious press, Democrats will abuse those laws to the extent possible. The press should be hammering the pr*cks who tried to crucify Palin and Walker on the basis of nothing of substance; instead they provide the nails.

  • He Shall Not Be Moved

    06/22/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT · 10 of 18
    Stosh to afraidfortherepublic

    Read most of it, skimmed the rest. It doesn’t appear they could construct too many lies about Walker, but (unless I missed it), they perhaps skipped some inconvenient truths.

    They do say that the state faced a $3.6 billion dollar deficit ; I didn’t see where they emphasize that his leadership turned that prospect into a nearly $1 billion surplus. “He turned a massive budget deficit into a surplus” is as close as they come to making that point, so far as I can see - and they drop that point in near the end of the article, with as little emphasis as possible.

    Contrast that point to coverage of Obama - who promised to cut the budget deficit in half, and the practically doubled it, for years on end. Or who promised to use the stimulus/”porkulus” to keep unemployment under a target of about 8% - then reached that benchmark and exceeded it for the rest of his first term.

    With Walker, they point out that he promised a quarter million new jobs, but delivered only about 900,000 - of course Obama promised millions of jobs, and has steadily driven work-force participation down throughout his entire term.

    The major problem in this country is not venal politicians - they’re up there, but that’s the nature of that business. The major problem is dishonest news media. Just consider Walker’s track record, and what the news media would do with it if they could apply it to Obama. Then consider Obama’s track record, and how it would be reported if it could be applied to Walker. And that’s all you need to realize to see why we keep getting absolute turds like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and the like running our lives.

  • Clinton Candidacy Imperiled by Overexposure

    06/21/2014 12:33:16 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    Stosh to Kaslin

    Well the article was a relief - when I read the title, I was thinking wardrobe malfunction.

  • The Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in Each State, Mapped

    06/20/2014 6:32:40 PM PDT · 43 of 53
    Stosh to celmak

    ” . . . like to see a better example too; seen one?”

    Not a criticism of the your posting of the article, but of the methodology used by the authors - it’s actually a pretty interesting concept, just poorly executed.

    If they had asked me (for some reason they never do) I would’ve told them to look at, say, the 25 most-populated cities in each state, and then apply their criteria just to them. (Actually, I’d have them work on their criteria as well, but that’s another story . . . )

  • The Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in Each State, Mapped

    06/20/2014 5:59:14 PM PDT · 27 of 53
    Stosh to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Graymont, Illinois; unincorporated; population under 300 - there might be some point to the study if they put a (sensible) lower limit to what they’d consider a “city”.

  • The Redskins Ruling's Slippery Slope

    06/20/2014 5:40:26 AM PDT · 8 of 33
    Stosh to IBD editorial writer

    Got a great idea for making money off the “Fighting Irish” logo but don’t feel like paying royalties to Notre Dame? Just collect enough Irish friends who are willing to say they’re offended, march ‘em over to the patent and trademark office, get a good lawyer, and your home free!

  • Iowa Senate Hopeful 'Appalled' Her Husband Called Janet Napolitano A 'Traitorous Skank'

    06/18/2014 5:35:38 AM PDT · 43 of 56
    Stosh to ObamahatesPACoal

    So he confused Janet Napolitano with Hilary! Clinton - why exactly should his wife be held responsible?

  • United Church of Christ votes to boycott Washington Redskins

    06/17/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT · 12 of 29
    Stosh to rickmichaels

    There were 507 NFL players arrested in 2010 alone and these guys are worried about a team name that’s been around for decades, with no obvious detrimental consequences? Maybe this “church” should reexamine its priorities.


  • IRS tells GOP committee: We’ve lost e-mails from six more employees involved in scandal

    06/17/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT · 23 of 38
    Stosh to the anti-mahdi

    That’s one exceptionally hungry dog.

  • Why Terry Gross Was a Mistake for Hillary Clinton (it was a devastating interview)

    06/14/2014 11:49:49 AM PDT · 83 of 87
    Stosh to JaguarXKE

    “She has a face made for radio.”

    She has a face made for exorcism.

    And although Hillary! is probably well past her “sell by” date as well, modern cosmetic surgery is probably good enough to push her over the finish line, IF she doesn’t self-destruct first.

  • No, Eric Cantor Didn’t Lose Because Of Anti-Semitism

    06/13/2014 5:30:47 PM PDT · 4 of 24
    Stosh to nickcarraway

    These jerk-offs on the left like to caricature people they disagree with as bigots (and of course that’s not prejudice) - but they conveniently ignore the fact that Tim Scott (who’s black) won the Republican nomination for Senator with something like 90% of the vote in South Carolina, a state that’s arguably more conservative and more Southern in character than is Virginia.

  • 1,000-mile EV battery to debut within two years

    06/12/2014 12:14:19 PM PDT · 39 of 67
    Stosh to thackney

    Think of a diesel-electric locomotive: it burns diesel fuel to generate electricity (ac converted to dc) which drives the engine.

    In the system described in the article, aluminum is oxidized by air (in effect “burned”) to generate energy electrochemically, which drives the engine.

    One critical difference: one can obtain diesel by refining petroleum you find in holes in the ground (essentially), but you’re not going to find any naturally-occurring aluminum metal.

    The “fuel” for the electrochemical system has to be refined using, yes, electricity - and due to losses associated with the laws of thermodynamics, you have to put more electricity into the system than that which you ultimately get out.

    So essentially this system allows available primary forms of energy (coal, nukes, etc) to be used in a transportation system. Whether it’s economically viable is another question.