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  • 14-year-old gang member killed on way to school

    05/23/2015 3:45:20 PM PDT · 36 of 43
    Wingy to Freedom_Is_Not_Free
    How sad. I can only pray for some fix.

    Not trying to be mean, but eight rounds from a .45 is a place to start.

  • Namath downplays Deflategate, questions if Pats did anything wrong

    05/13/2015 5:49:03 PM PDT · 12 of 35
    Wingy to OttawaFreeper

    When this controversy first broke, someone (MSNBC?) had Joe Thiesmann in to comment. He ran down to Redskins Park, had them deflate some balls and threw them. He said that he couldn’t tell the difference.

  • Vanity: Anybody with Experience with Subaru Powered 3100 PSI/2.4 GPM PowerStroke Pressure Washer

    05/07/2015 8:29:49 AM PDT · 16 of 33
    Wingy to C19fan

    I wouldn’t go for anymore than 2500 psi. Don’t use them on smooth sidewalks, or garage floors in the “spot” spray mode, and know the hazards. Cutting off toes is not an uncommon problem with the uninitiated. That said, yes, with proper precautions, it will power wash your house. My Honda 3000 psi unit cleans the water jackets of 20 year old engine blocks. It works a treat.

  • Victory, what victory? The generation that's clueless about VE Day

    05/06/2015 10:18:23 AM PDT · 5 of 23
    Wingy to Wingy; Homer_J_Simpson

    Doh! Homer_J_Simpson.

  • Victory, what victory? The generation that's clueless about VE Day

    05/06/2015 10:15:50 AM PDT · 3 of 23
    Wingy to pabianice; Homer Simpson
    Thanks to Homer Simpson, we here on FR know quite well what VE day is, and the victory it represents.

    Thanks Homer.

  • Barnicle: Clinton Cash Won't Hurt Hillary Because Impossible to Quickly Explain Scandals

    05/06/2015 6:11:17 AM PDT · 33 of 39
    Wingy to governsleastgovernsbest
    I had a thought that I have not seen anywhere, since the publication of this book was announced. Before Bill and Hill left office, they knew that they would be rich post- presidency. I remember Bill talking about it in one of his swan song pressers. So with SURE money coming in big buckets, they set up this "non-profit foundation". You can read that as "tax-free". So they have a ready source of cash for private jet travel, pay offs for your buddies, and 10% off the bottom for "all the fantastic work", like ineffective AIDS drugs and hearing aids for some kids. Buy a couple of big houses and get paid enough from the "foundation" to pay the mortgages and the resulting tax savings those mortgages generate.

    It seems so simple to me, but I've not heard or seen this anyplace. Does this sound so off base as to be inconceivable?

    To me, it sounds like a great way to get rich, tax-free.

  • The Thorium Powered Car

    05/02/2015 10:53:04 AM PDT · 6 of 81
    Wingy to all the best
    I guess the fly in the ointment is the price of the power plant itself. Are we talking several thousand or tens of thousands? Even if it can be reused in a new chassis and/or body (The same thing?) if the price is, say $35,000 for the power unit, it would still be a significant hurdle to overcome.

    Still, an interesting premise.

  • Peering through the haze

    04/23/2015 4:09:08 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    Wingy to SteveH
    Any newspaperman (nowadays: newspaperperson?) knows that the expression is “bury the lede,” not “bury the lead.”

    Well, they did put it in quotes.

  • The war over vaping's health risks is getting dirty

    04/06/2015 3:27:10 AM PDT · 14 of 58
    Wingy to Drango
    Source, documentation, link? I call BS.

    Believe it or not, it's true. Google is your friend. Use it, if you dare.

  • The war over vaping's health risks is getting dirty

    04/06/2015 3:12:19 AM PDT · 11 of 58
    Wingy to Haiku Guy
    The regulators are going to have to move beyond the cancer related health argument to an assertion that nicotine addiction is, itself, a negative health consequence. That seems like a reasonable position to me.

    I could substitute caffeine for nicotine in your sentence. The two substances are nearly identical in their molecular structure and their health consequences are very close too. Do you really think that banning coffee is a reasonable position?

    Really?

  • Juan Williams: Boehner’s Trip to Israel is Racist

    03/31/2015 4:28:39 AM PDT · 12 of 53
    Wingy to Old Yeller
    Speaking of morons, whatever happened to Beckel?

    Back surgery, I heard. Maybe he will retire. Maybe not.

  • Wisconsinites sue over rail expansion for crude oil

    03/30/2015 2:02:25 AM PDT · 2 of 15
    Wingy to Cincinatus' Wife

    Yeah, Mother Jones is my go-to source for information on Republican candidates. Kinda like the NYT or Washington Post.

  • Earth Hour Tonight TURN ON THOSE POWER SOURCES. (Vanity)

    03/28/2015 5:02:22 PM PDT · 30 of 41
    Wingy to rarestia

    Wow! It sounds like you are running Hillary’s setup. Are you her?

  • No, it’s not always quicker to do things in memory (computer)

    03/27/2015 2:50:18 AM PDT · 52 of 68
    Wingy to Utilizer
    I am required to post the article with the complete headline as originally printed, so as to not cause any problems with re-posts or searches.

    Sorry, but my comment was not directed at you personally, but the author of the original article. My point being that the premise is false except for contrived tests that utilize memory at it's most inefficient and optimizes the hard drive.

  • Quotes of the day

    03/27/2015 2:12:22 AM PDT · 3 of 3
    Wingy to 2ndDivisionVet
    I am amazed. No, shocked that anyone older then 30 can read this screed and give it any credibility at all. Has everyone's memory deteriorated to the point of stupidity, or does this author hope to muddle our minds so much that we doubt our own experience?

    First, in 2008 our candidate was, like it or not, chosen by Democrat primary voters in New Hampshire. Remember? McCain was all but ready to call it quits after a rotten performance in Iowa and polling numbers that matched his bank balance. But have no fear. The Democrat voters that crossed over to vote R, giving Hillary her only significant victory, voted en mass for McCain as he was the weakest Republican in the field. Also one of the least conservative. Mission accomplished. For the next few weeks the media were all screaming about this miracle, with very little ink or broadcast minutes left over for the other candidates. Super Tuesday happened and the Republican side was all but sealed. However, Senator McCain did something that no one, no New Hampshire voter, no Super Tuesday voter, and certainly no one in the media saw coming. He nominated a little known Governor from Alaska to be his running mate. Well after the convention EVERYONE knew who Sarah Palin was. First, she was attractive, honest, and smart. She was successful as the governor of Alaska, and she had an 80% approval rating. Last but certainly not least, she was CONSERVATIVE. She reminded many of Reagan and that triggered a variety of reactions across the fruited plains.

    Republicans were more than happy that they now had someone to counter McCain squishiness. They were hoping for some sort of pre-inaugural illness for the top half of the ticket that would take, oh about 4 years from which to recover.

    The Democrats, on the other hand, were scared silly and went after Mrs. Palin with a ferocity that bordered on the insane. These attacks took there toll, but the Republicans were polling 5% ahead of the Democrats in late September. In the end, it was the fall of Lehman Brothers that many erroneously blamed on Bush that finally drove Obama to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Did you get that? A lackluster candidate, chosen by Democrat voters in New Hampshire and championed by the mainstream press, just so he could lose, almost pulled off a win with the addition of a convincing CONSERVATIVE to his ticket. It took a historic meltdown of the economy which everyone in the press blamed on The Republicans, to beat the lone conservative on either ticket.

    So we go through the first four years of Obama. His foreign policy during that period could be described as schizophrenic. In the main, he left things as Bush left them, (He promised Putin he would have more flexibility after the election.) but he had a habit of apologizing for imagined transgressions he deemed the US had committed in the previous 250 years or so. He bowed to his lesser leaders and showed off his mastery of history that seemed to begin and end with the crimes of some British colonialists during the Boar War.

    His domestic policy in his first term could be summed up in one word: Obamacare. You all remember that, right? A 1200 page monstrosity that takes over one seventh of our GDP, and forces all of us to buy something, whether we want to or not. There has never been a favorable poll for this bill, and as time goes on those numbers have only gone down. I think you can expect further erosion as more aspects of this piece of crap become apparent as time goes on.

    So how did this guy win again in 2012? We must have run an axe murderer or child molester, right? No. What we did was run the guy that the press, the GOPe, and every pundit on Gods green earth said could win. He was handsome, (my wife says.) smart, successful, and anything but conservative. The owner of Romney Care in Massachusetts, and particularly squishy on most issues, just like the folks in Manhattan love, and a Mormon to boot. Just to make sure to give a good excuse for any good Baptist to stay away from the polls.

    So can we cut the crap about Ted Cruz? He's conservative so the press hates him, and will continue to hate him.

    Got it?

  • No, it’s not always quicker to do things in memory (computer)

    03/26/2015 8:35:10 PM PDT · 2 of 68
    Wingy to Utilizer

    I barely know how to turn my computer on, but might a better title to this post be: Can you structure a problem that can be finished faster on disk than in-memory? It pays to be specific.

  • Fed up with Garmin GPS -- any suggestions?

    03/25/2015 11:09:09 PM PDT · 41 of 126
    Wingy to EinNYC
    I have a Garmin 3590 LMT and I love it! It does everything I want it to do and then some. Map updates for life and it tells me if I'm about to get in a traffic jam, and gives me a detour. It has a great voice recognition system that recognizes my southern accent and my wife's Filipina accent right out of the box. Oh, it's a hands free phone too.

    I do agree that standalone GPS units are on the wane from the smartphone competition, but for now, this unit gets my vote.

  • Why We Should Ignore Ted Cruz as Much as Possible (Boy, that was quick!)

    03/22/2015 10:48:26 PM PDT · 32 of 69
    Wingy to 2ndDivisionVet
    Who says that Nick, a Dutchman, can even vote here?

    At this point, what difference does it make? Whether it's a Dutchman or Hispanic just taking a walk one evening or stopping in to cast a ballot to crush the republic.

    What we should be doing is try to find a way to make sure that this could never happen again. (Snicker)

  • Why We Should Ignore Ted Cruz as Much as Possible (Boy, that was quick!)

    03/22/2015 10:06:43 PM PDT · 4 of 69
    Wingy to Jet Jaguar

    So Nick, I guess you will just have to vote for Hillery then. (As if there was any other choice.)

  • New Bullet Proof Homes

    03/21/2015 6:16:55 PM PDT · 4 of 27
    Wingy to concernedcitizen76

    It looks cool, but I was left with a few questions. Is this available? What’s the cost? Is the weight of this product within the limits of conventional foundations? And last, but not least, it seems to hold up to pistol rounds but what are it’s limits as to caliber?

  • Michelle Obama’s Brother Left Oregon State’s NCAA Basketball Program in Shambles

    03/19/2015 6:31:11 PM PDT · 22 of 38
    Wingy to ClearCase_guy
    I blame white privilege.

    And global warming.

    You forgot Number One in the blame parade: George W. Bush.

  • Bring Back Our Tornadoes!

    03/19/2015 6:06:20 PM PDT · 6 of 29
    Wingy to rstrahan

    Joe Bastardi calls for a more active tornado season this year. I’d say, batten down the hatches.

  • St. Patrick's Day Vanity: What are you drinking tonight?

    03/17/2015 6:33:55 PM PDT · 98 of 106
    Wingy to goodwithagun
    Good ole Mountain Dew. (Hey. The can is green.)

    Paddy and Mick were walking along a street in London...

    Paddy looked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye.

    The sign read, "Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, Trousers £2.50 per pair"...

    Paddy said to his pal, "Mick look at the prices! We could buy a whole lot of those and when we get back to Ireland we could make a fortune.

    Now when we go in you stay quiet, okay? Let me do all da talking 'cause if they hear our accents, they might think we're thicko's from Ireland and try to screw us.

    I'll put on me best English accent."

    "Roight y'are Paddy, I'll keep me mouth shut, so I will. You do all da business" said Mick.

    They go in and Paddy said in a posh voice, "Hello my good man. I'll take 50 suits at £5.00 each, 100 shirts at £2.00 each, and 50 pairs of trousers at £2.50 each.

    I'll back up me truck ready to load 'em on, so I will."

    The owner of the shop said quietly, "You're from out west of Dublin, aren't you?"

    "Well yes," said a surprised Paddy. "What gave it away?"

    The owner replied, "This is a dry-cleaners."

  • Interloper Removed From Whitehouse Exclusive Video.... Breaking!!

    03/16/2015 12:48:14 PM PDT · 3 of 26
    Wingy to MeshugeMikey

    Quick! Someone count the silver.

  • Texas Rep. Villalba Files Bill That Criminalizes Bloggers, Citizens Filming Cops

    03/13/2015 4:49:02 PM PDT · 19 of 106
    Wingy to Fiji Hill

    Well, he’s a Texas STATE representative, so “Bonehead and McCommie” won’t get a shot at this one.

  • Report: Military brass demand NBC reporter apologize for calling Chris Kyle 'racist'

    03/12/2015 1:48:10 AM PDT · 6 of 16
    Wingy to Wingy

    Oops. Cris is spelled Chris. Sorry.

  • Report: Military brass demand NBC reporter apologize for calling Chris Kyle 'racist'

    03/12/2015 1:37:15 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    Wingy to punchamullah
    Racist? Iraqis are caucasian, and muslim is not a race.

    This is pretty simple. This incident happened just as "American Sniper" was really taking off, and it seems clear that NBC was taking advantage of this 'interview' to, once again, trash the American soldier. Especially an American soldier that distinguished himself in "Bush's War". This has been done with varying effectiveness since "Full Metal Jacket", and has been a theme of the "News Business" since Vietnam. Portray any effective American soldier as a crazed killer, looking to "eat dead burnt bodies", as Arlo sang it.

    This segment on Morning Joe was just a continuation of that thought. That it was completely without foundation was not a thought that crossed their minds. They didn't try to talk to anyone that actually knew Cris Kyle. No. They had their agenda and they ran with it. That's how it works in modern media, and any apology, written or on-air will be sandwiched between a commercial and a segment that people really want to see. If you were not looking for it, it will be very forgettable. If you took a poll of the viewers before and after the apology, you will find very little difference in the predominant opinion that Cris Kyle was a racist killer.

    Mission accomplished.

  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 7, 2015

    03/08/2015 9:48:16 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    Wingy to Excellence
    As a premium member I also was looking for his Saturday Summery and I didn't see it until this morning. BUT! It was worth the wait. I learned more about the weather and the forces that produces it than I did all week. He puts out a daily summery for premium members, but he rarely goes into such detail.

    He has been hinting about a delayed spring for us in the mid-Atlantic, (as has Accuweather.) but he was very strong about it today.

    Thanks for the post.

  • The true history of conservatives and liberals. (Humor)

    03/04/2015 4:57:58 PM PST · 1 of 3
    Wingy
    Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

    The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.

    Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

    The wheel was invented to get man to the beer.

    These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: 1. Liberals. 2. Conservatives.

    Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

    Other men who were less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly

    BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the

    Liberal movement.

    Some of these liberal men evolved into women.

    Others became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy Liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.

    Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

    Modern Liberals like lite beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard Liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: many Liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men.

    Most college professors, social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, film makers in Hollywood, group therapists and community organizers are Liberals ... Liberals meddled in our national pastime and invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

    Conservatives drink real beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots, and generally anyone who works productively.

    Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

    Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production.

    Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the Liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

    Here ends today's lesson in world history. It should be noted that a

    Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to this post.

    A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be shared immediately to other true believers and to just piss off more liberals...

    And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self. I'm going to have another beer.

  • US Macro Collapses To 11-Month Lows, Russia Dumps 20% Of It's U.S. Treasury Holdings And Buys Gold

    02/20/2015 4:13:02 AM PST · 2 of 23
    Wingy to alexmark1917

    Just tell me when to duck!

  • Defense rests in capital murder trial of man accused of killing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    02/20/2015 2:04:24 AM PST · 10 of 25
    Wingy to manc
    ...I gather there was not much to defend...

    Well heck, the only question to be decided was how nuts the guy was when he pulled the trigger. I am not in the courtroom, so I don't know how well they did that, but I think we will see very shortly.

  • Israel's F-16 With The Most Air-To-Air Kills Ever Has Been Retired

    02/14/2015 3:38:19 AM PST · 2 of 9
    Wingy to sukhoi-30mki

    John Boyd and friends did real good with that one.

  • BREAKING: Brian Williams’s Replacement Lester Holt Falsely Claims He Flew 9 Gs, “Had Bombs Fall

    02/09/2015 7:51:29 PM PST · 76 of 80
    Wingy to PilotDave
    I pulled over 10g’s that day. As far as I know, that’s the record!

    But?!(And this is the big question.) Do you work for NBC News?

  • Global Warming Religion Manipulates Temperature Data

    02/09/2015 5:27:50 AM PST · 6 of 11
    Wingy to LeoMcNeil

    Like my Dad used to say, “If you have to lie to make your point, you don’t have much of a point.” That little saying was so simple, but the masses seem to miss it every time.

  • Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell's Basic Economics

    02/08/2015 11:10:51 PM PST · 3 of 18
    Wingy to Robert DeLong

    For later viewing.

  • Oregon judge: taking photos up girl's skirt not illegal

    02/07/2015 3:39:44 PM PST · 34 of 86
    Wingy to ltc8k6

    It sounds like the prosecutor is the one that dropped the ball. Charged him with a crime he didn’t commit, instead of charging for the crime he did commit. If I walk up to your kid and belt him in the mouth, I will be found not guilty of jaywalking, tax evasion or sexual assault. The judge may have been in the right on this one.

  • Rare Ferrari Found At French Farm Sells For 14m Euros ($16.2m USD Alert)

    02/06/2015 10:23:51 PM PST · 12 of 29
    Wingy to goldstategop

    Wasn’t that the same model that was in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?

  • Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit [5 days ago]

    02/03/2015 5:54:29 PM PST · 23 of 24
    Wingy to BatGuano
    “Big Deal.” Tell that to the passengers who were flown into the rocks short of the runway at SFO in “decent conditions.” Is that a better example?

    IIRC, the ILS was cut off during that "landing". Hence the problem. The pilot was not too familiar with physically lining up with the glide slope and actually landing the plane.

  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/01/2015 7:35:36 PM PST · 16 of 219
    Wingy to eastforker

    Different eras. Wilson is great and lucky. Brady is great and really lucky. The difference tonight? Good luck for one, bad luck (and a bad call) for the other. Ask Tyree...

  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary January 31, 2015

    01/31/2015 1:25:24 PM PST · 20 of 23
    Wingy to Excellence
    You’re not on my ping list. Do you want me to add you?

    No thanks. I know when you usually post. I live on Free Republic. Lol

    Wingy: Proud member of the 300 Club.

  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary January 31, 2015

    01/31/2015 11:56:03 AM PST · 11 of 23
    Wingy to Excellence

    Because of your posts, I became interested in the weather in general, and WeatherBell in particular. Joe owes you a cut of the $185 subscription fee.

  • This is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Unpacked

    01/29/2015 6:01:04 PM PST · 22 of 112
    Wingy to Red in Blue PA

    Apple will get you laid faster than an android. Starbucks the same over nescafe. It’s just, just, cooler!

  • What Happened to Seattle seahawks

    01/18/2015 1:41:08 PM PST · 14 of 190
    Wingy to hondact200

    They will make adjustments at halftime. It’s up to the coaches. Isn’t it always?

  • We Did The Math: Should You Buy Or Rent In These Major Cities?

    01/12/2015 12:58:55 PM PST · 37 of 51
    Wingy to dragnet2
    Hard to believe Americans just keep forking over property tax money as if it's owed to the government...

    Well, those cops and teachers don't work for free. Schools and fire stations don't just grow by themselves. Someone has to pay for them and that's what property taxes do. We knew it going in and nothing was kept secret. If they get out of hand, we can run for the Board of Supervisors and try to set it right. I've lived here for 40 years and so far, so good.

  • La Dolce Vita actress Anita Ekberg dead at 83 following 'a series of illnesses'

    01/11/2015 7:43:44 AM PST · 10 of 36
    Wingy to mkleesma

    Thank you Sweden. RIP

  • Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

    01/10/2015 5:08:55 PM PST · 38 of 46
    Wingy to AFreeBird
    Acid rain, the result of coal sulphur going up into the atmosphere, was real.

    Excuse me, but do you have a cite for that? If I recall, the UN spent 5 years and spent $800,000,000 looking for some evidence, and came up with zip, and their report said so.

    We first started to hear about acid rain when car paint started to peel off in the late '70's. It turned out that the EPA had mandated a reformulation of paint to reduce fumes from drying paint. It took a few years (10) to get that straight.

    Scrubbers on coal fired plants had been mandated since the late '60's. So what happened to acid rain? It went to the same place that the dreaded ozone hole went. A discredited scare story.

  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary January 10, 2015

    01/10/2015 10:58:02 AM PST · 5 of 18
    Wingy to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

    No need to sign in. Just click on the “graph”.

  • CAIR Hijacks Charlie Hebdo Vigil

    01/09/2015 6:28:18 AM PST · 9 of 12
    Wingy to jimbug
    I read here the other day that "A radical Muslim wants to kill you". While, "A moderate Muslim wants the radical Muslim to kill you".

    I thought that summed it up.

  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Terror Attacks Aren’t an Excuse for Torture

    01/08/2015 11:38:19 AM PST · 23 of 59
    Wingy to Paladin2

    Isn’t that Cynthia Mckinny(sp)?

  • Your S S Check THIS IS TRUE!!!

    01/08/2015 8:54:24 AM PST · 22 of 150
    Wingy to drypowder
    Someone else that doesn't understand the basics of a Ponzi scheme. The money we paid in all our lives went to our parents. Our kids will pay for us.

    Did you really believe that 'lockbox' stuff?

    Really??