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Posts by Wuli

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  • 'This is going to be a long ride': Jeb blasts Trump & GOP over their handling of Russia

    07/22/2017 8:07:50 PM PDT · 31 of 81
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    after helping create the career of Davis in Florida, Jeb lost all credibility as a GOPer; he never really recovered nationally from that; with good reason.

  • Moscow hit by snow, rain and hail

    07/22/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · 13 of 31
    Wuli to TigersEye

    what part of CO?

    Denver seems typical summer hot, no?

  • Moscow hit by snow, rain and hail

    07/22/2017 7:53:52 PM PDT · 9 of 31
    Wuli to Openurmind

    I kept telling my California friends their heat this summer must be due to cooler than usual weather for someone else. I didn’t have to know where for that to be a good guess.

  • Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea

    07/22/2017 4:21:05 PM PDT · 51 of 58
    Wuli to Salvation

    The U.S. military in Korea set up “Community Relations” officers in areas with nearby Korean populations, where it could be expected the U.S. soldiers would find willing sex partners.

    The “community affairs” officer & the local mayors would be on a Community Affairs council. The locals would register the “sex workers” in their area. There would be periodic medical checks, and the local mayor would “send away” a sex worker who did not pass the medical check. They’d could return with a clean bill of health. There also was a system where a G.I. could, for regular payment, have a “temporary ‘wife’ “ that was his and his alone. If a G.I. got an STD his pass privileges were withheld until he was clean.

    Everyone knows how STDs are spread, but civilian society is unwilling to treat the problem with all the government intrusion the military has been willing to use.

    Yes in the end it is personal responsibility in the first place, and because enough humans will always fail that test, you will always have the problem.

  • Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian Ambass., U.S. intel intercepts show

    07/22/2017 7:28:02 AM PDT · 95 of 95
    Wuli to springwater13

    The WashPost line - “the Russians are bad”.

    The new WashPost line - “the Russians are good - if they say what we want to hear”.

    So when exactly is it, according to the WashPost, that you’re suppose to take the word of a Russian as truthful? Answer - when it pleases the political agenda of the WashPost.

  • List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts

    07/22/2017 7:13:57 AM PDT · 19 of 20
    Wuli to dynachrome

    Dumont also made televisions sets. We had one in the early 1950s.

    Here is a commercial for a Dumont TV:

    What is interesting is how even then manufacturing a TV included materials from around the world.

  • Richard Dawkins Event in Berkeley Canceled Due To His “Abusive,” “Hurtful” Words

    07/22/2017 7:05:57 AM PDT · 34 of 38
    Wuli to TigerClaws

    There was soooo much hypocrisy in that cancellation. Had Dawkins never tweeted a word about Islam, his many “hurtful” comments about Christians and Christianity would NOT have gotten his event cancelled. The cancellation was not about “hurtful” comments by Dawkins. It was 100% about political correctness.

  • New City Council bill would create a comprehensive urban agriculture plan for New York

    07/22/2017 6:20:42 AM PDT · 12 of 16
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    First off: “you may also be surprised to know that NYC has the country’s largest urban agriculture system”. Well, there is no “system”. A totally unorganized collection of things is not a “system”.

    Second: Instead of adding any regulations the issue needs only one LAW, which says that such matters as “roof gardens” are not a matter to be regulated; that if there are issues they are issues for whoever owns the building and for whatever company is holding the insurance policy for the issue. Additionally, there should be NO regulation as to whether goods produced in “roof gardens” can or can’t be sold in the city.

    These changes would maximize the possibilities of roof gardens with zero specific regulations about them, BECAUSE there’d be zero regulations about them.

  • Shakespeare may have been gay, says artistic director of RSC [Royal Shakespeare Company] [ed]

    07/22/2017 5:57:22 AM PDT · 36 of 71
    Wuli to C19fan

    The latest intellectual fad - rewriting history, and historical biographies based not on any evidence history provides, but attempting to be in tune with what the writer sees in modern sentiments. It’s guess work that should not be celebrated.

    The LGTB issue is like the rest of the “diversity” issue - you cannot accept a historical person, or current major person, or career field unless you can see a “face like yours” there.

    So does it really require Shakespeare to be “gay”, or secretly a “mixed race” person in order for a “LGTB” or “minority” person to truly appreciate his work? To the “diversity” agenda the answer is yes.

    The diversity agenda is not Martin Luther Kings dream of a world where we judge someone by the content of their character and not the “color of their skin”. The diversity agenda is preached to every “non-White”, not heterosexual person as “how many ways can we hate old ‘white’ men”, NOT by the content of their character, but because of the color of their skin.

    And when some “white” historical person has such an obvious admirable character, their biography must be revised in order to be either not so “white” or not so “normal”. They must look like something a “minority” or “LGBT” person can “identify” with.

    Identity politics is NOT about the individual, it is about the group, and slotting everyone into groups and herding into the idea that they must think & agree like a group. It says to the persons it is directed at that they cannot really admire someone for the content of their character, nor strive to be like that person, unless it is someone who “looks like them”. It is a politics of envy and hate.

  • "Ghost Riders in the Sky" - instrumental synth-bagpipe cover, by Yours Truly

    07/21/2017 1:00:06 PM PDT · 9 of 19
    Wuli to Slings and Arrows

    Enjoyed the music quite a bit. But honestly not a fan of the visuals.

  • Sessions Issues Policy and Guidelines on Federal Adoptions of Assets Seized (tr)

    07/21/2017 12:56:18 PM PDT · 33 of 51
    Wuli to Ray76

    “Funding priorities like new vehicles, bullet-proof vests, opioid overdose reversal kits, and better training are all paid for by asset forfeitures. In departments across this country, funds that were once used to take lives are now being used to save lives and it removes the inner instrumentalities of crimes such as illegal firearms, ammunition, explosives, and property associated with child pornography from criminals, preventing them from being able to use these tools to further their criminal acts.”

    There are two giant flaws in this. While claiming it is about “illegal firearms,ammunition, explosives, and property associated with child pornography” it is fact that no one has to be convicted of a crime in order for the assets to be seized, on the “civil” not criminal MERE CLAIM that the assets are the product of or used in the commission of a crime, or crimes. Guilt, not innocence is ASSUMED, without trial when the assets are seized. Then, even when no criminal trial ever convicts the person from whom the assets are seized - it happens often enough every year, the person has to sue to proclaim they are innocent - again showing the law is about “guilty until proven innocent”.

    The second thing is the whole asset forfeiture agenda becomes an institutional fundraising enterprise that takes on its own importance and priority, often enough putting that priority over and above true justice.

    We need asset forfeiture to be restricted to existing proof, in a trial of guilt and guilt demonstrating the acquisition or use of assets to be seized. An additional law can be passed to provide a civil court process ahead of the criminal trial, to demonstrate to a judge the need to have assets “closed off” from a suspect, until the criminal trial is over. That can include a court order placing assets in a non-government held escrow account, by court order, requiring a subsequent court order to have the first order lifted, or placed in the governments hands.

    Altogether “due process” and innocent until proven guilty should prevail.

  • Breaking: Three Palestinians killed in 'day of rage' riots

    07/21/2017 11:29:31 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    Wuli to Lera

    Naturally, the instigators of the riots WANT to see Arabs killed, to create some more martyrs to “the cause”. That is likely a key objective and now they have at least three to “celebrate”.

  • California judge refuses to bring back Trump's sanctuary cities ban

    07/21/2017 11:24:18 AM PDT · 44 of 48
    Wuli to ColdOne

    It is long standing in the U.S. that the federal government, not states, make immigration law. By extension, behaviors of individuals or states that relate to U.S. immigration law are the province of the federal government. It is not a “states rights” issue. The Judge declaring a legal order will not be enforced is in affect demonstrating the opposite of “good behavior” and should be impeached by the U.S. Congress.

    Unfortunately the “shall hold their Offices during good Behavior” clause regarding judges was not fleshed out with meaning in the Constitution, nor later amended to include a definition of what is not “good behavior”. That has left impeachment of judges to only be carried out for “high crimes and misdemeanors”. That has usually meant committing some crime while in office or abusing the power of their office for corrupt financial gain.

    That leaves the admin going back to the Supremes to have the latest judicial antics over turned.

    What the entire deep state, including the judiciary, is doing is conduction massive obstructionism as I have never seen before in my lifetime.

  • Investigation Reveals Navy At Fault For Massive USS Fitzgerald Collision

    07/21/2017 10:57:44 AM PDT · 10 of 102
    Wuli to rktman

    “Initial findings suggest that the Fitzgerald crew not only did not acknowledge the ship was approaching, but sailors also failed to perform their duties in order to stop the impact, which left a large gash in the side of the destroyer measuring about 200 feet.”

    Persons were it seems asleep at the helm.

  • Murdoch to Ailes: Tilt the Election to Anyone But Trump – EVEN HILLARY

    07/21/2017 10:52:13 AM PDT · 8 of 22

    My only contribution was to the general political direction of the Murdoch family.

    It was very evident after they bought Dow Jones and acquired the Wall Street Journal.

    The front page and main page “reports” took a noticeable Leftward tilt, that had been descending ever since. The previous owners retained editorial control of the Opinion page at the WSJ, so the Murdochs established a couple of “columns” in the main section to editorialize the news themselves.

    Their political tilt was not left to just the main section. The other sections have received their editorial bent on issues like “wage inequality”, “diversity”, climate change, and shilling for Elon Musk, Google and other arrogant technologists.

    With Ailes in charge at Fox, it just took the Murdochs longer to expose their harsh Left hand there.

  • Murdoch to Ailes: Tilt the Election to Anyone But Trump – EVEN HILLARY

    07/21/2017 10:40:20 AM PDT · 3 of 22
    Wuli to johnk

    Murdoch’s sons, and their US media roles, went along with Dad’s “anyone but Trump” theme.

  • The GOP’s looming health-care disaster is the whole party’s fault

    07/21/2017 6:07:24 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    Wuli to Oshkalaboomboom

    At the end of the day, what distinguishes Republicans from Democrats, in or out of office, is that in the majority Republicans are less for the party than for the individual, while Democrats are in lock step for the party - in the main.

    That works for we Conservatives, up to a point. But in the big game of politics it can fail to make any achievement, because, as individuals, we are less suited to “partial” victories. To have a political record of achievement, that is an error.

  • Prof wants to 'blow up meritocracy' with 'admissions lottery'

    07/21/2017 5:40:56 AM PDT · 15 of 82
    Wuli to C19fan

    At last he has some good sense.

    The state of Texas also takes “race” and other factors AWAY from the admissions gatekeepers. It offers entrance to its many state colleges to Texas students who graduate from their schools in the top ten percent of their class.

    That’s not actually “blowing up” meritocracy as much as it is accepting of the merit earned by the students’ grade-point standing upon graduation of high school.

  • NYT: At This Rate, It Will Take 11 Years to Get all of Trump's Nominees Confirmed

    07/20/2017 5:38:49 AM PDT · 27 of 33
    Wuli to Cheerio

    McConnell does not have the spine to pull a “Harry Reid” maneuver against the Dim’s obstruction, alter the rules and get the nominations moved forward, quickly. He NEEDS to resign.

  • Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

    07/20/2017 5:35:51 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    Wuli to LSUfan

    When you start with each from the beginning - one led by a personality that refused to allow his supporters to lift a sword in His defense, and the other led by a man who more than once took up the sword against those who opposed him - there can be no contest as to which represents G-d.