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  • Bank of England warns that shoppers could overpay because polymer notes are more adhesive [tr]

    05/30/2016 5:48:08 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    I wonder if the best bet would be to sprinkle the new notes with something like baby powder, that would be relatively invisible, but would inhibit adhesion?

  • WSJ’s Stephen: Trump Must Be ‘Decisively Rebuked’ So Republican Voters ‘Learn Their Lesson’

    05/30/2016 5:45:49 AM PDT · 32 of 105
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    He opens himself up to the question: what if Hillary goes down in a sheet of flame? If Trump wins so big that in effect he has a “mandate” to carry out his promises despite resistance from Republican establishment types, will he realize that he is on the wrong side of history and start examining his priorities?

  • Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers

    05/29/2016 4:58:01 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    Something is happening around the US right now that last happened in the early 1970s, in which criminals and radicals are targeting police for assassination. And it is happening in places not usually associated with radicalism.

    I mention this because there is now a need to compile three important statistics: confrontation-based shootings at police, that is, criminals more willing to shoot it out than surrender; non-confrontation-based shootings, often “drive-by” shootings, where the officer was doing a routine duty when he is spontaneously attacked by unknown persons; and three, when officers are enticed into an ambush, with intent to murder them.

    Recent shootings at police in the Phoenix area:

    Sheriff Arpaio has been predicting a “war on police” for at least two years now, for a combination of factors, especially Obama releasing serious criminal illegal alien offenders from prison without deporting them. In combination with #BLM, rallying support against the police, and likely other factors, there is a chance that this could get out of control.

  • Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice

    05/28/2016 4:14:50 PM PDT · 51 of 69
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to monkapotamus

    Seriously, vandals only stop if they get a whupping. Imagine the headline: “Tagger in hospital, covered in bruises and his own spray paint.”

  • Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

    05/28/2016 4:10:15 PM PDT · 80 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON

    Sears just did not keep up with the times. It became a giant because of the Sears catalogue, but could have regained its glory days by in effect, becoming Amazon.

    Instead of trying to preserve its brick and mortar stores, as such, they should have converted many of them to local mostly delivery and large item assembly warehouses, with local pickup to avoid postage and handling.

    This would have meant their local inventory would only be smaller items; with the big stuff assembled on site for delivery. It would slash their costs.

    They could even subcontract space to specialized businesses, somewhat like they did before, things like watch repair to product customization.

  • Legally-armed citizen won't be prosecuted in fatal Mandeville shooting

    05/28/2016 3:21:23 PM PDT · 27 of 50
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PAR35

    He almost had to be fortified in some way. But it would be up to the coroner to figure out with what.

    Important note to those that open carry guns: think of a 360 degree circle around you. If you stand still, from five or ten feet away, your gun can only be seen by someone from *part* of that circle, a given number of degrees. Otherwise it is hidden behind your body.

    If a situation is starting to become tense, it is a good idea to angle your body so that your open carry is not immediately seen by the aggressor. And if you draw, even a lot of the draw may not be seen by them either.

    Often you will not be the subject of the aggression, so it is also good to move so you are even less obvious to the aggressor, putting you in a much better position if you need to act.

  • Obama Urges ‘Moral Awakening,’ Says 'Ordinary People...Do Not Want More War'

    05/28/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · 55 of 58
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    That’s a big problem with being a whiny “morality nanny”. It can only be done from a position of superior personal morality. It doesn’t work when a pig in their mud wallow sneers at others for being muddy.

    While Americans see ethics as obeying the laws of men; morality is obeying the laws of God. Since socialists are inherently atheistic, they have nothing but contempt for both God and morality. Thus, their preaching of morality is much like that of Jeremiah Wright, a preacher of hate, hiding behind a pretend religion.

  • Meet Your New Co-worker: The Robot

    05/27/2016 7:17:37 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    Technological Threat (1988 Animation), with a clear nod to the great Tex Avery.

  • Schrödinger's cat lives and dies in two boxes at once

    05/27/2016 1:58:33 PM PDT · 33 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    Some wit suggested that Schrödinger’s cat is now the feline equivalent of Dr. Manhattan in the Watchmen series.

  • Trump's Trouble with Converting Cruzers

    05/27/2016 1:55:37 PM PDT · 65 of 82
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to russbart

    While Cruz backers may vote for Trump, there is no such thing as “converting” the core values of others. Cruz backers singularly support ideas, and their loyalties are only for those who both promise to support those ideas, and who also carry out those ideas.

    Cruz himself is directing his delegates intelligently right now, to make sure that the party platform remains conservative and is not taken over by those without conservative ideals.

  • Black student says deputies removed him from graduation ceremony for wearing African kente

    05/27/2016 1:46:18 PM PDT · 42 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to artichokegrower

    Schools have been really cracking down on stuff like this. Most notably barring uniformed military personnel from wearing their uniform for graduation.

  • Republican representative denounces traffic cameras, burns citation on camera

    05/27/2016 1:26:26 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to russbart

    I like the European solution to speed cameras (called Gatsos, after the company that makes them). They get an old car tire, pour some gasoline in it, then throw it over the Gatso and set it alight. They have used this technique to destroy hundreds of such cameras.

    This website has so many pictures of burned cameras, that it has subdivided itself into four pages, so they load faster.

  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:13:35 PM PDT · 8 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jan_Sobieski

    Years ago, long before the Internet, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proposed international controls on world media, especially political news.

    A simple editorial cartoon pretty well killed it.

    It showed three old style typewriters. The first one was normal, representing western news agencies. The second one was wrapped in chains, representing Soviet news. But the third one was smashed to pieces, representing UNESCO permitted news.

    Back then, the west told UNESCO to go to hell.


    05/27/2016 8:44:06 AM PDT · 11 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to sukhoi-30mki

    The Soviet effort to build aircraft carriers was an unmitigated disaster. If you can imagine a ship designed by bureaucrats, not naval engineers and shipbuilders.

    For example, they never could master Nimitz sized stabilization, so at least once, one of their carriers didn’t even get out of port before floundering.

    So making much smaller carriers, they carefully calculated the minimal deck space needed for landings. Only after building it did they realize that much of the deck space was needed for inactive aircraft, because they could not store them below deck.

    The way around this was to cantilever extra landing space to the deck, at the expense of stabilization. But once this was done, the bureaucrats struck again, saying that with that much more deck space, they should be able to carry two more planes.

    They never did get around to building a decent carrier. So they never got to experience two really bad problems.

    The first of these is the paradox, that a well trained and practiced crew are essential to carrier operations. But the only place they can get trained and practiced is on an operational carrier. America has had a hundred years to learn how to operate carriers, at the cost of many lives.

    The other problem is highly expert damage control. In WWII, the Japanese had not yet learned this, which cost them carriers. However, several US carriers had been pretty much blown apart, but were able to recover enough to get to port and repair. This perplexed the Japanese who were certain they had sunk those ships, only to see them returned to duty in relatively short order.

  • Trump on climate: He's even worse than we thought

    05/27/2016 8:28:22 AM PDT · 54 of 67
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    He could send the left into an absolute froth by calling for the restoration of the coal industry. Expedited, long term mining leases, expedited construction of a whole bunch of modern coal fired energy plants. And even undermine their squeals about CO2, by redirecting the energy plants CO2 into tandem algae biodiesel plants.

    This would mean that more of these plants would be built in the South, to take advantage of their sunshine and heat.

    Personally, I think his best bet would be to encourage industrial production of aerogel insulation. Just by making it cheap enough to insulate buildings and heating or cooling appliances, would save an incredible amount of energy.

  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/27/2016 8:02:02 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    While it seems that *some* veterans benefit from this, the costs to their rights seems to be far higher than the benefits.

    First, it is discriminatory, in that there is no reason to require permits from the legal general public, added to which it requires *disabled* veterans to still buy a permit. It was not well thought out, in that it does not distinguish between all the different forms of disability.

    Second, it opens the door to a Sheriff being able to not only easily revoke a license, not just on conviction or arrest, but on “suspicion” by the Sheriff, and they are under threat: “Should the retired veteran refuse to return the pistol permit within the 30-day limit and continue to carry the handgun, he or she shall be
    guilty of carrying a weapon without a license or carrying a
    concealed weapon, whichever might be the case.”

    As far as the composition of the law, why doesn’t it refer back to the policy used for the general public if their license is revoked?

    The more I read this law, the less I like it.

  • Tom Cotton calls Reid's leadership 'cancerous'

    05/25/2016 3:05:09 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SMGFan

    I’m glad that at least some of the senators are finally standing on their hind legs to protest Reid’s grotesque and anti-American behavior. While Mitch McConnell always falls all over himself offering fairness to Democrats, who have always been anything *but* fair to Republicans, this at least bodes well, that sooner or later the Democrats will have to taste their own medicine.

    And with a more conservative Republican as POTUS, much of their hundred years of malfeasance might get torn down, to the betterment of America and its people.

  • Chelsea and Hillary Dance on Scalia's Grave

    05/24/2016 8:38:26 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    Democrats as a group seem to have abolished the idea of God, and thus an afterlife. So what is the value of a funeral, or a grave to them?

    A funeral is a political rally. A grave is just a waste of space. Ashes are just ashes. Death is the end. And the memory of the dead can be used in any way to support the agenda.

    You can see why Democrats are so big in killing the innocent and helpless. It is likely an outgrowth of the terror they feel when they face what amounts to what they think is oblivion.

    It is also why them embrace the seven deadly sins. Why not? Hedonism is its own reward.

  • Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    05/24/2016 7:49:24 AM PDT · 25 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Are the Philippines worth a war? How about Japan?

  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 6:26:42 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to luke1825

    Old Joe Kennedy’s vast fortune is rapidly dropping in value, because of the large number of parasites in the family. Ted Kennedy was its last effective manager. Otherwise, the fortune is fading fast.

  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:22:24 AM PDT · 12 of 50
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to KeyLargo

    The devil is in the details, and how you parse them.

    That “homicides” are up says little other than people are dying by the hand of people. Often themselves, as suicide counts as homicide. So does both criminal homicide and justifiable homicide.

    If you look at websites that aggregate *defensive* gun use against criminals, you will see that with gun liberty, the mortality rate for armed criminals is skyrocketing. Especially in places with common concealed carry, armed robbers are at a huge disadvantage. Those with half a brain are looking for other lines of work.

    But there are a lot of dummies out there getting culled by legal carry citizens.

    In any event, suicides are also going up, for all sorts of reasons, as is opiate drug use. And most junkies have little choice but to commit crimes to buy their drugs.

    Only after these things, does the weather come into play. The murder rate in Chicago always jumps when the weather gets warm. And while the Ferguson effect does exist, it is only partially responsible.

  • Liberal columnist heralds coming ‘revolution’ as ‘dying white majority’ fades

    05/23/2016 8:02:49 PM PDT · 96 of 105
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to kearnyirish2

    And importantly, Hispanics and Asians often have zero “white guilt”, so don’t take any crap off blacks. There are parts of California where the Mexicans and Mexican Americans lost patience with blacks, so the Mexican Mafia has taken to slowly ethnically cleansing neighborhoods, kicking the blacks out.

  • Controversy over where transgender individuals should use the bathroom is artificial

    05/23/2016 5:38:15 PM PDT · 23 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Republican Wildcat
  • Israel Has Been Infected by the Seeds of Fascism, Says ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak

    05/23/2016 5:35:33 PM PDT · 16 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    “Life-sustaining Zionism”. I think he means socialism.

  • Liberal columnist heralds coming ‘revolution’ as ‘dying white majority’ fades

    05/23/2016 5:32:03 PM PDT · 63 of 105
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to HomerBohn

    The funny part of this is that America is becoming increasingly white, because more and more Hispanics and Asians are calling themselves white. Often they are so fair skinned that they fit within the color range of whites.

    And both Hispanics and Asians are cross breeding with whites so their children will be even more white looking.

  • UK: Muslim, 66, stabs four women in supermarket parking lot

    05/22/2016 3:15:29 PM PDT · 26 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Mr. Mojo

    ISIS just put out a call a few days ago for Muslims to stab westerners like Paleos are stabbing Israelis. Fair warning, as I imagine some Muslims in the US will start doing this as well. So there is no longer any “casual” need to tolerate rubbing elbows with Muslims, to try and appear gracious or friendly. Instead be aware of where they are, and where your concealed carry gun is.

  • Louisiana could be the first state where targeting police is a hate crime

    05/22/2016 3:11:12 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BBell

    The old way of dealing with this was clear and certain, that if someone murdered a police officer, they were guaranteed to be quickly executed, with a minimum of fuss.

    No need for playing legal games, or any other means to delay the process.

  • It may be transgenders who kick Obama out of the school bathroom

    05/22/2016 10:09:31 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sean_Anthony
  • (Oklahoma) Beheading suspect says he's being held 'captive to the disbelievers of Allah'

    05/22/2016 9:59:55 AM PDT · 18 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Mr. Mojo

    Government is proving itself incapable of executing such people. However, with gun liberty, justice can still come swiftly to such villains.

    So the public is faced with the paradox, that if such savages can reach the “sanctuary of arrest”, they can evade justice; but if an armed member of the public dispatches them, justice will have been served.

    One argument against summarily eradicating them is that they may know of a greater conspiracy. But in practice, this amounts to trading a bird in the hand for the possibility of two in the bush, to be determined later. Not a good bargain. Besides, even if such a conspiracy is unveiled, all the other conspirators will face is, again, the “sanctuary of arrest”, denying the public justice.

  • Low-Salt Diet Bad For Your Heart? Not So Fast!

    05/22/2016 9:50:43 AM PDT · 23 of 68
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to DUMBGRUNT

    In all fairness, the body is usually pretty capable of managing its essential electrolytes. The primary ions of electrolytes are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, hydrogen phosphate, and hydrogen carbonate.

    But while the electrolytes themselves are manageable, when they are in chemical combination with other things, their behavior in the body changes somewhat.

    I like to point out that Chex Mix, sold in bags in stores, has five different kinds of sodium in it, each of which likely behaves somewhat differently in the body.

    “Salt, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), trisodium phosphate, disodium inosinate, and disodium guanylate.”

    In this case, it is probably “high blood pressure in a bag.”

  • Ex-Grand Mufti of 'Palestine' calls for pre-67 Temple Mount

    05/22/2016 9:20:27 AM PDT · 4 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Israel needs to do what other nations have done: nationalize ALL holy sites, churches and mosques. ALL of them become exclusive property of Israel, and no foreign power, religion, or vested interest has any more claim to them at all.

    Once Israel does this, it can be generous, leasing these sites back to those who use them. But ONLY on condition of “good behavior”, both them directly, and by those who visit the sites, otherwise they will “lose their lease”, which can then be given to somebody else who is well behaved.

    There is nothing radical in this idea at all. Saudi Arabia does exactly this right now, and there is no protest about it at all.

  • The Supreme Court’s ruling on the continued existence of the United States

    05/22/2016 9:15:50 AM PDT · 4 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldpuppymax

    I dislike it when people attack Chief Justice Roberts over his Obamacare vote. He did it because of Justice Kennedy’s duplicity, which *made* him do it.

    That is, Kennedy wanted to be the swing vote which would make Obamacare the law of the land, giving the left *everything* it wanted, and making Obamacare impossible to repeal.

    It would be a 5-4 decision with Roberts on the losing side.

    So, by instead voting *for* Obamacare, two things happened. First of all, Kennedy was thwarted (and reportedly was enraged at Roberts for denying him, Kennedy, the “glory” of being the vote that made socialized medicine in America.) But that is unimportant in the scheme of things.

    What really mattered was that, by voting *for* Obamacare, Chief Justice Roberts could lay the groundwork for its destruction. And he did.

    If Obamacare was just ordinary legislation, repeal would be next to impossible, needing in practical terms, a 2/3rds vote of both the House and the Senate, *and* a presidential signature. Bottom line, we would be stuck with it forever, like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    But in one of the very few powers of the Chief Justice, Roberts put in the decision that it was a “tax”. In the constitution, it clearly states that taxes must be decided by *simple majority vote*. This means that just 51% of the House and the Senate, with a presidential signature, can *KILL* Obamacare.

    So Chief Justice Roberts had a simple choice: vote against Obamacare, and lose, condemning America to socialized medicine; or vote *for* Obamacare, then insert a “poison pill” into it, almost guaranteeing that *eventually* Obamacare will be torn apart and ended.

    So, those who criticize Roberts for voting for Obamacare are being stupidly arrogant: that they would rather lose the war than a single battle in it.

  • AAUP: U of Missouri Violated Rights of Professor Melissa Click

    05/22/2016 8:58:54 AM PDT · 3 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MarvinStinson

    The AAUP is like most faculty “senates”, a joke that no one pays attention to.

  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

    05/21/2016 7:42:02 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cats Pajamas

    05/21/2016 7:37:07 PM PDT · 49 of 67
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lqcincinnatus
  • Adelson, RJC ‘laying the groundwork’ for Trump trip to Israel

    05/21/2016 8:08:44 AM PDT · 27 of 34
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RoosterRedux

    I’m concerned about Trump flying in a plane right now, much less leaving the US for any reason. He is a huge target for leftists, terrorists, nut cases, etc., larger and larger blocs of the Democrats, you name it.

  • Pope Francis Calls Greedy Employers 'True Leeches'

    05/21/2016 7:56:54 AM PDT · 34 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Auntie Mame

    It’s ironic I suppose, that the last several Pope have always had mildly nervous discussions as to whether they were the “last Pope”, based in some fortune telling prophecy.

    But not a word about this about the current occupant. I suspect because his behavior is so questionable that such a consideration cuts too close to home.

  • Sex Robots Are Coming

    05/21/2016 7:51:49 AM PDT · 52 of 112
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kudsman

    Someone put it well when the argued that the idea of sex robots amounts to “vibrators for men”. However, he noted that while many women “become sexier with sex”, with men it is just the opposite effect, they want less sex.

    For this reason, men are motivated for “beyond sex”, other reasons for affiliating with women. Things like companionship, friendship, loyalty, supportiveness, intellect and trust.

  • Bill Clinton: Republicans 'say terrible things' (all true unfortunately) about Hillary

    05/21/2016 7:01:43 AM PDT · 10 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Zakeet

    not “unfortunately”. Republicans also say terrible things about Charlie Manson. Nothing unfortunate in that, either.

  • What does Trump want in a VP? His top execs take a guess (some interesting intel)

    05/21/2016 6:32:46 AM PDT · 72 of 115
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GOPJ

    Bad blood is relative. Remember early on in their campaigns they both went out of their ways to not attack each other.

    Then, when Cruz abruptly dropped out, it sealed the nomination for Trump, which might suggest that Trump offered Cruz an incentive. Big business can often be this way, with personalities set aside for “the deal”.

    Personally, about the optimum scenario for me would be for Trump to use Cruz to slash and burn the government, which since it would ruin him politically, then to make a deal with Mitch McConnell to shepherd him through the senate in a nomination for the SCOTUS.

    This would mean ruination for both bloated parts of the government and the Democrats. That is why Trump floated the list of nominees for Scalia’s seat. To put in a strong conservative justice, but one who can get through the senate; then after Cruz does his job as VP, he gets the next seat, like that of Ginsburg.

  • This Man Saved A Girl From Being Stabbed To Death, And Now Target Is Suing Him For It

    05/20/2016 9:12:28 AM PDT · 44 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective
  • Blumenthal Patronizes Man Asking About Clinton Emails 'Please speak to your mother.'

    05/20/2016 9:09:34 AM PDT · 32 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MarvinStinson

    Did anyone actually determine who the questioner was?

  • Russian Church Destined to Change Western Attitude to Christianity - Patriarch Kirill

    05/20/2016 9:08:01 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marshmallow

    There is some bizarre history at work, here. In its early years, Christendom had several capitals. Eventually they coalesced at Rome. But with the growth of the Christian Roman Empire, a second capital emerged in Constantinople.

    A good thing, because the western Roman Empire in Italy soon fell to Barbarian hordes. So Constantinople became the new capital of both Christendom and the Roman Empire.

    Then, in 1453, invading Muslims finally conquered Constantinople. At that time, the Russians assumed that Moscow would become the new capital of Christendom. However, by then, Rome had recovered, so the capital moved back there.

    And the Russians have never gotten over the snub.

    Ironically, while many of Putin’s adventures have come a cropper, whenever he embraces Christianity, he wins hands down. And make no mistake, he is more than aware of the importance of Christianity to Russia.

    He blew about everyone’s mind by sponsoring a synod of Orthodox Christian leaders (except Roman) in Moscow. That alone was enough for him to be declared a Russian Orthodox Saint someday.

    If he keeps it up, it will increase Russia’s pull throughout the Orthodoxy, and because the Roman Pope is problematic, at best, Moscow may indeed finally achieve its long sought after goal.

    Putin may actually achieve that rare title of “Defender of the Faith.”

  • Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

    05/20/2016 8:51:54 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Mariner

    Remember that Noam Chomsky is by far the most racist person who has ever lived, who with just a small group of his academic peers, managed to take black Americans from a near academic par with white students in the 1950s, even in segregated schools, to bottom basement near-illiteracy just two decades later.

    He did this by creating the “Whole language” method of teaching English, which does not work, and never has, though they still push it; instead of the highly successful method of instruction called Phonics.

    Poor black schools were “gifted” with free instructional materials that *prevented* them from learning to read, write and otherwise use good English. And stripped of literacy, they *could not* succeed in any other coursework.

    So Noam Chomsky almost singlehandedly condemned *millions* of black children to lives of unemployment, underemployment, poverty, misery, despair and government dependency.

    For this, we can but hope there is a Hell, so that Noam Chomsky can suffer an eternity of the pain and anguish he has inflicted on people he must passionately hate.

  • Dana Perino: Conservatives, here are 5 reasons why we should accept Facebook's olive branch

    05/20/2016 8:39:42 AM PDT · 44 of 56
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    Seriously, when dealing with the devil, the most important thing is to remember that he is the devil, no matter how seemingly sweet a deal he is offering.

    Facebook ran an ad campaign sponsored by a group that advocated for the re-election of Syrian Dictator Bashar Al-Assad.

    Facebook bows to Obama, banning private gun sales.

    Facebook bows to German pressure and will now delete comments that oppose refugees.

    Black Christian Conservative Vanderbilt Professor Carol Swain Says Facebook Has Blocked Her Account, Calls It ‘Religious Discrimination’.

    At the request of the Chinese government, Facebook suspended the account of a prominent Chinese dissident who writer who lives in Berlin.

    Mark Zuckerberg is sparking outrage among Chinese dissidents who accuse the Facebook CEO of brownnosing Beijing after Zuckerberg reportedly urged employees to read a new book of speeches by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • Vatican Official: We Must Learn from Judaism on Shabbat and Family

    05/20/2016 8:30:27 AM PDT · 4 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marshmallow

    I would only disagree to the extent that Catholics *used* to have a very family oriented culture, which decayed mostly because of secular social change and of course Vatican II.

    So why not resuscitate that culture? And add to it?

    There are lots of good examples around, not just from history, and not just the Jews. For example, among a small number of Protestants, there is the “Quiverfull” social organization.

    Many other lessons could be taken from Opus Dei and secular organizations such as Oath Keepers.

    A big concept would be to instill lines of work with a Catholic identity. For example, Catholic soldiers, whose faith is an important part of his career, no matter in which army he serves.

    Catholic caregivers unaffiliated with Catholic care giving organizations, but who have a Catholic culture of care giving.

    Catholic entrepreneurs, who have special contracts with some churches to provide *exclusive* products just for their parishioners. For example, wedding cakes. As such, most of their bakery inventory is available to the general public, but they only do wedding cakes for Catholics, by contract with these churches.

    Catholic schools that actually teach Catholic values, instead of those of atheists and mud worshiping pagans and other heathens.

  • What does Trump want in a VP? His top execs take a guess (some interesting intel)

    05/20/2016 8:14:04 AM PDT · 27 of 115
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RoosterRedux

    There is a difference between what he might *want*, and what he truly *needs*.

    In corporate terms, he needs a “hatchet man”. For W. Bush, Dick Cheney came close, but he was underused compared to the corporate equivalent.

    This hatchet man will be the “bad guy” in the administration: slashing agency budgets and government regulations; creating huge lists of Executive Orders and Presidential Signing Statements to repeal.

    And firing a minimum of 100,000-200,000 government employees, starting with those who have broken the laws, assumed illegal powers, corrupted scientific research, and engaged in other nefarious actions. And it is not good enough to just fire them. This VP will forward his list to all the new federal prosecutors selected by Trump, to show their potential by putting as many in prison as they can, as well as permanent bars to them either working for the government in the future, or to be hired by companies with federal contracts.

    Granted, this VP will be attacked like none other, and vilified at every opportunity. But if he keeps his intestinal fortitude, everybody but the scoundrels who are purged and the corrupt leftists that support them will benefit. It will benefit our nation to an incredible degree.

    For this reason, Ted Cruz would be the best choice for VP.

  • The deadliest disease of all

    05/19/2016 4:26:24 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to minnesota_bound

    The truth of the matter is that with a few exceptions, plagues tend to cull the “bottom of the social pyramid”: the poor, the sickly, the elderly. And most importantly, the stupid. People who engage in high risk behavior.

    A good recent example was the African ebola outbreak. After a family member died, their cultural tradition was to wash and otherwise mess around with the body. And many of these people died because of it, despite warnings from the authorities not to do so.

    The most important change to all of this happened during WWII, with the introduction of hygiene education to the general public.

  • Miley Cyrus to Jimmy Fallon: I’m a ‘Good Face’ For Abortion, Planned Parenthood

    05/19/2016 1:34:27 PM PDT · 50 of 74
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

    When video compression goes wrong, it creates what are called “compression artifacts”, which mangle the image. However it can also be intentionally done. This is called “datamoshing”.

    Somebody did it with Miley Cyrus’ icky “Wrecking Ball” music video. I think it improved it.

  • Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Obama

    05/19/2016 10:54:01 AM PDT · 88 of 112
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Rennes Templar