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  • Is the ATM Machine Bulletproof?

    11/30/2017 10:58:32 AM PST · 13 of 28
    Wingy to bigbob
    Well, I learned that if the bad guy is shooting with less than .50 caliber, I can hide behind an ATM. If he has a Barrett I'm toast.

    Always good to learn new things...

  • How the F-16 fighter jet put Fort Worth on the aerospace map

    11/30/2017 9:14:18 AM PST · 3 of 15
    Wingy to sukhoi-30mki

    John Boyd’s bird. What a genius.

  • (VA Governor) Terry McAuliffe And Tony Rodham Sued Over Green Card Investment ‘Scam’

    11/29/2017 11:14:52 AM PST · 32 of 33
    Wingy to BuffaloJack
    Let me see if I’ve got this right. They gave bribes to politicians and when the politicians didn’t deliver, they want to sue.

    Well not quite right. This program has been in place since the late 80's or early 90's under GHW Bush. The same type of deal is in place in many countries where if you "invest" a certain amount (Depends on the country) you will be granted citizenship. The US law is $500,000 and only grants green cards and the business that you are investing in has to generate a certain number of jobs. (I think it's 10 but don't quote me.)

    The problem is that the business went belly up, the money is gone, and there are no employees so these fine Chinese investors are out their half million and they don't qualify for the green cards. Now you may say that it sucks to be them, and they should have looked closer at who they were investing with, but they weren't breaking the law.

  • Taking Advantage of Women

    11/26/2017 4:04:12 AM PST · 2 of 6
    Wingy to Oshkalaboomboom
    Yes they get the piece of paper, but they also get the pay raise...for life! As long as you confine the argument to that fact alone, I say get the degree.

    Now if you bring in the argument of whether it is a benefit to the students that this Masters is supposed to be preparing you to teach, it gets quite a bit mushier.

  • Trump and Limbaugh Have Easy Jobs

    11/04/2017 6:38:16 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    Wingy to MosesKnows

    If you want to know how tough a job Rush does, go into your utility room or bathroom for three hours and talk to a stick...everyday! The preparation will kill most folks by the end of the month. Rush has been doing this in an entertaining fashion for more than 30 years. Yes I know there are breaks for news and commercials but it’s still a daunting task. Rush did a “fourth” hour the other day and he talked for 60 minutes straight. That’s not easy for most.

  • PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POLLS FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2016 [Hilarity From One Year Ago Today!]

    11/03/2017 12:02:36 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    Wingy to kingu

    Too true. At 7:30 Eastern time I was really nervous that Fla and Ga were lost which would have given her a big leg up. By 8:30 things were looking up and by 9:30 I was dancing!

  • Key Obama Aides’ Plot to Destroy Pres. Trump Being Unveiled

    10/31/2017 6:06:07 PM PDT · 19 of 37
    Wingy to Disestablishmentarian

    I have had those same thoughts, and I really hope we are right. Time will tell, but this 3d chess stuff is confusing to me, a member of the Great Unwashed.

  • Is This the George W. Bush Version of Hillary’s Deplorables?

    10/19/2017 9:50:30 PM PDT · 68 of 86
    Wingy to alstewartfan
    I’m prouder than ever of my votes for Keyes in the 2000 and 2004 primaries.

    Shoot, I sent the guy money. It did no good, but at least I tried.

  • Flashback: Harvey Weinstein Defended Child Rapist Roman Polanski

    10/11/2017 2:36:57 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    Wingy to TexasFreeper2009
    Clinton was hitting on any woman that came within reach of him... JUST LIKE THIS GUY! how are they different?

    Harvey's girls were better looking.

  • Have you ever...

    10/07/2017 12:12:57 AM PDT · 94 of 114
    Wingy to Army Air Corps

    When I was a kid, our neighbor had an XKE Jag that I lusted over every day. Years later I sat in one and the looong hood just ruined it for me. Corvettes are the same. It cured me of pining for any car. Now I just want to know if it will start, stop, and get me there and back in reasonable comfort.

  • Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear campaign group

    10/06/2017 4:03:25 AM PDT · 9 of 27
    Wingy to SES1066

    The only way it will be possible to eliminate nuclear weapons is to develop a more devastating weapon. Human nature requires that the bad guys be scared of an existential threat. When they don’t have that threat handing over their head is when wars start. History shows this over and over. We are mighty lucky that the good guys got this weapon before the bad guys.

  • These Journalists Talking About Guns Is Why Americans Hate The Media

    10/04/2017 10:57:11 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    Wingy to ForYourChildren

    You know, if I was to sit down on one of their political panels and started talking about six year terms for the President, or two term limits for Senators, they would all discount everything I had to say after that. I wouldn’t matter what I had to say, or how correct my point was, no one would pay it any mind because I was mistaken on a fundamental aspect of the subject at hand. So, why should I take anything they say about firearms with anything more than a grain of salt when they are constantly wrong about the fundamentals time after time.

  • TRUMP tweet: "To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the #FakeNews!"

    09/30/2017 3:32:29 PM PDT · 3 of 23
    Wingy to bryan999
    I found this on another board I frequent (TFMetalsreport dot com).

    BUSTED: THE REAL STORY ON PUERTO RICO Submitted by Angry Chef on September 30, 2017 - 3:52pm. Hat Tip! 5

    All roads were open, and supplies were being delivered to all points of the island until communists tied to Hillary Clinton ordered the truckers to stop moving.

    As of 7 AM CST Saturday morning Sep 30:

    All roads in Puerto Rico are completely cleared and carrying traffic. There are no blocked roads. Roads were already predominantly clear, allowing the full three hour drive across the island unhindered, on the morning of September 27. Residents are asking where all the stories about blocked roads are originating. These stories are being told to excuse the fact that there are 9,700 semi truck sized shipping containers that were sent by Trump, packed with food and other supplies sitting in port while the truckers refuse to deliver them to the island, under the cooperation of their union which has ties to Hillary Clinton.

    The truckers have been told that if they just sit there, and allow an enormous starvation/humanitarian crisis to unfold, they will receive an enormous payout afterward. Many do not want to cooperate with this, but if any trucker tries to leave the port, they will be immediately fired and removed from their vehicle. The desire to cooperate is far from unanimous, it is to a large degree forced.

    The reasons the truckers are being forced to stay in port (one way or another) is because a communist faction in Puerto Rico's government that has direct ties to Hillary Clinton did not want an aid package in the form of goods sent to Puerto Rico, instead, they wanted an enormous cash payout that they could steal. Right now, what we are witnessing in Puerto Rico is precisely the same thing that happened with the Clinton foundation and Haiti earthquake relief. The Clinton Foundation received hundreds of millions of dollars for the Haiti earthquake, and kept all but a fraction of a single percent. Virtually no help showed up in Haiti.

    FACT: Everything the Puerto Rican people could possibly hope for is sitting in port, not moving.

    FACT: The roads are completely clear and ready for service to all points on the island. Other than having no trucks delivering supplies, and cars having to find alternate routes around a few flood damaged bridges, traffic is normal. CONFIRMED: The entire route that goes the longest distance across the island that normally requires a three hour drive under normal conditions, was possible to commute in three hours on Thursday morning (and possibly earlier,) but it was confirmed by one driver who posted to social media on Thursday.

    FACT: The truckers are simply sitting in port (or on the couch) doing nothing while a crisis builds, they are not even doing their normal jobs of moving supplies that would happen if there was no hurricane.

    BIG BOLD KILLER FACT: Power is over 70 percent restored to the entire island, with only "A few localized neighborhoods that need to be taken care of". This was stated on social media by one of the over 1,500 military electricians sent to the island by Trump to get the power back on because the power company in Puerto Rico was too bankrupt and corrupt to do it, ever.

    FACT: The efforts put forth by the Puerto Rican people to help themselves was so poor that more was accomplished by scrappers going around picking up blown off sheet metal roofing to be turned in for recycling and/or to be re-used than any other effort. Scrappers more than anything are what cleared the roads. The balance was largely accomplished by American military electricians removing downed trees.

    All of this adds up to:

    Communists in American government and media are lying about the situation in Puerto Rico. Trump's response was excellent, and everything the island needs is there, and the ability to deliver it is 100 percent. But since communists cooperate to create a crisis, and enough of Puerto Rico's government is seeded with communists in the right places, the only thing working unhindered is the American military electricians, who did a lot of road clearing and almost have the power entirely back on.

    If the issue of communists (who are all tied to hillary) preventing supplies from moving via choke points in the political instruction chain is not addressed immediately, Puerto Rico will be starved to death while the streets are clean and open, and the power is on all the while the communist media tells horror stories about irreparable devastation and Trump doing nothing about it. That is precisely how communists operate, they would rather destroy supplies and kill people than lose political advantage. They see Puerto Rico as a prime opportunity to gain a political advantage by creating a crisis they can then turn around and destroy Trump with.

    One important thing to note is that the communists have dispatched an army of social media trolls to lie about the situation in Puerto Rico from an "on the ground" perspective. FACT: PUERTO RICO SPEAKS SPANISH. YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANYONE FROM PUERTO RICO POSTING TO SOCIAL MEDIA IN PERFECT ENGLISH. And that is predominantly how all the devastation stories are being posted - in English.

    You have to wade through a mountain of disinfo to find the truth. It is not easy, the effort to lie about Puerto Rico is well funded and very potent.

    Obviously there was widespread damage in Puerto Rico, Maria was, after all, a hurricane. But such massive help arrived under the direct order of Trump that if the communists were not causing problems, it would be back to business as usual by the middle of next week and almost is now. But with the communist ordered truckers strike that just popped up out of nowhere, We're going to see a situation where people are starving with nothing else wrong, other than that they are starving. Starving, while food is right there. just like Ukraine.

    Let's cut to the chase:

    The MSM is being absolutely despicable with regard to Puerto Rico and Trump's response.

    Here is the truth.

    Rossello and other Puerto Rican officials praised the federal government for planning its response in detail before the storm hit, a contrast with what Puerto Rico has long seen as the neglect of 3.4 million Americans living in a territory without a vote in Congress or the Electoral College, Politico reported.

    "This is the first time we get this type of federal coordination," Gonzalez said.

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello praised President Donald Trump for his response to the island after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

    "The president and the administration, every time we've asked them to execute, they've executed quickly," Rossello told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo in an interview on Friday morning.

    > The governor said that aid was currently being distributed around the island and that it would be more effective as more personnel arrived.

    UPDATE!! BOOM, BIG ONE - I finally found it. A lengthy report from a Puerto Rican newspaper.

    No stories of death.

    No stories of starvation.

    No stories of homelessness.

    Only the BIG STORY: ATMS are down and slowly coming back up.

    As I said all along, this hurricane was not as stated, and the crisis is a LOT LESS than stated. If the main English speaking paper can't come up with more than "the atms are down" and "cell service is spotty" something is SERIOUSLY amiss with the official story. 12 deaths? How do you even know the hurricane did it with a number that low? A cat 4 should have killed thousands.

  • Miley Cyrus backtracks on ... (leaving America - long article title, greatly shortened)

    09/28/2017 4:53:34 AM PDT · 16 of 40
    Wingy to cba123; Lazmataz

    Look, she was a cute kid growing up, kinda hot in her late teens,(ask Laz) but at 24 she is well past her ‘Sell By’ date. Her politics still have a ways to go to reach adulthood.

  • Hillary, won’t you please go now?

    09/13/2017 11:42:14 PM PDT · 46 of 48
    Wingy to EdnaMode
    I disagree with this premise. I say, let her stay. Give her a prime time show on MSLSD, let her write a new book every month, and any other way to keep her and her wacky ideas in front of the citizens of this country. If we could do this, the Progressive Democrats as a viable party would cease to exist before 2020.

    Plus, if we give her that prime time show, just think how rested the nation would be. Five minutes of her show would put 80% of her viewers TO SLEEP.

  • More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump

    09/07/2017 12:52:16 PM PDT · 53 of 64
    Wingy to William Tell
    The article seems woefully incomplete in that it says nothing about the addresses used by these voters. I was under the impression that one had to be a resident to vote.

    It's my understanding that they use the address of the hotel nearest the polling place.

    The State Legislature passed a law to put a stop to this practice, but the Governor vetoed it. This has been going on for a looooong time.

  • Machining makes the world go round

    09/03/2017 7:17:05 PM PDT · 20 of 47
    Wingy to rlmorel

    It’s been 15 years since I or anyone else in the shop I worked at, put any tool in any machine that wasn’t Made in China, down to the lowly drill bit.

  • 'Cheap sex' is making men give up on marriage

    09/03/2017 5:43:48 PM PDT · 259 of 608
    Wingy to Mrs. Don-o

    Child Protective Services?

  • Who should we donate in support of Harvey?

    08/29/2017 7:35:58 AM PDT · 36 of 116
    Wingy to Let's Roll

    I, like you, was a big fan of the Salvation Army. Certainly over the Red Cross, but when they crossed Mar-a-Lago off their list of places to hold their events, for political reasons, I crossed them off my list.

  • Budtrimming can be great foot in the door (Legalized marijuana industry)

    08/26/2017 7:05:14 AM PDT · 16 of 25
    Wingy to 2ndDivisionVet

    Leaving the pros and cons of the drug aside, can you imagine a more boring job? A bench, a pair of scissors, and a never ending bucket of plants to trim. Oh, and gloves. For eight hours a day. Everyday. For $11-$14 per hour. There must be some sweet benefits just to get through the week. Pick of the crop, maybe?