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  • Attorney General Says Virginia Abortion Clinics Don’t Have to Report Rapes of Teen Girls

    10/01/2014 12:32:29 PM PDT · 18 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

    “Attorney General Says Rape Of Underage Girls Now Legal, As Long As They Are Impregnated By The Rapist.”

  • A powerful surface navy lacks sub punch (India)

    10/01/2014 12:28:37 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to sukhoi-30mki

    I suspect the future of warfare may be dictated less by quality than by quantity. Historically when there was an imbalanced favoring one or the other, a breakthrough would come that rebalanced the equation.

    A quantity weapon with existing technology could mean an air armada of inexpensive and expendable drones overwhelming enemy defenses; or possibly a subsurface drone torpedo launching vessel, whose torpedoes could swim a long distance slowly and quietly, with a burst of speed as they neared their targets. Two dozen torpedoes suddenly “going hot” near a surface fleet would definitely raise eyebrows.

  • trio of anti-gun senators attempts to bully kroger into banning open carry

    10/01/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT · 6 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lbryce

    (slightly rewritten to put in context)

    Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Kroger Co. CEO, W. Rodney McMullen, on Tuesday asking him to implement storewide policies that would prevent Negroes from entering Kroger locations.

    “We write today to urge you to adopt a policy that would prohibit Negroes from entering your stores,” the letter stated. “In doing so, Kroger would be sending an important message about your commitment to the safety of your employees and customers.”

    The senators cited recent events, where Negroes who were Kroger customers have gone shopping.

    “Negroes in several states have exploited the current Kroger policy by flaunting their color as they shopped. These bizarre displays must be terrifying for Kroger employees and customers,” the senators wrote. “The current Kroger policy allows for these demonstrations.”

  • Ebola and Taking Temperatures with Forehead Thermometers

    10/01/2014 12:04:15 PM PDT · 45 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to FR_addict

    Forehead thermometers are likely just for confirmation. If they put up infrared cameras, a person with a fever sticks out in a crowd. This technology has been used for years.

    So, if they see somebody who is hot, they pull them aside and put a thermometer on their forehead for a physical confirmation.

  • Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials

    10/01/2014 12:01:30 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kartographer

    There are about 100,000 staph infections requiring hospitalization in the US every year since 2005. And drug resistant staph infections are becoming an increasing part of this.

    And mortality associated with DR staph keeps going up and up. In most cases, it is not based in contamination, in that the bacteria is in us right now, but on opportunism, the bacteria has a chance and takes it.

    Its cause is almost certainly from the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in the US and Canada, not from Mexico or parts south.

    Enterovirus D68 has been known in the US since 1962, and it always went after children with asthma and those who are immuno-compromised. It recently swapped genetic material with one of the other 67 Enteroviruses that afflict humans, which explains its more effective spread.

  • 920 chickens beaten to death with golf club at California farm

    10/01/2014 8:01:30 AM PDT · 48 of 65
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MNDude

    “Police are reportedly interviewing area chiropractors in search of the suspect who is believed to now be suffering from intense back pain.”

  • Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Wed Straight Couples

    10/01/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT · 14 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lbryce

    The judge has also announced that she will refuse to play in the NFL until they punish all their wife beaters, that she will refuse to join the NRA until they embraced universal background checks and gun registration, that she will refuse to vote for any Republican until they adopt the Democrat party platform (listen up GOP-e, this is the “big tent” voter you hope to get), and is no longer going to sentence any black defendant to jail or prison until the police “stop hasslin’ the brothers”.

  • Cop Killer Picked as College Graduation Speaker

    09/30/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to walford
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 6:30:28 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 444Flyer

    Kathleen Hermsmeyer, the superintendent, is no stranger to controversy. She was fired from her last job, as Executive Director for a different charter school, for “misappropriation of money and conflicts of interest”, then she went to this new charter school.

    Three back-to-back articles about it:

    http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/2011/05/eagles-peak-charter-school-4000.html

    Other reasons cited for Hermsmeyer’s firing included her alleged decisions to:
    - Allow a top administrator to earn $64,500 on loans the school took out without board approval.
    - Lease a $43,000 sport utility vehicle, albeit partly for school use, an action the board called needlessly excessive.
    - Lease a beachfront condominium in Oceanside for two top administrators to supposedly attract quality employees, an action the board called “tantamount to a gift of public funds.”
    - Give a “substantial pay raise” to employees last year without board approval and despite the school’s negative operating balance at the time of $655,000, raises the coastal board contends benefited Hermsmeyer as well as her husband and sister, who were also employees.
    - Work as a teacher while also working as executive director, and collecting two salaries, “constituting a self-dealing transaction and a violation of the Political Reform Act.”

  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Uttered Arabic Words During Attack, Had ‘Infatuation’ With Beheadings

    09/30/2014 6:27:34 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Nachum

    The best way to address the MSM refusal to declare such events as acts of terror is to one-up them.

    When they say “He was a Muslim, but not a terrorist”, throw it back in their face by saying he was a “death cultist” *pretending* to be a Muslim, “not a Muslim”, because Islam is “the religion of peace.”

    Follow this up by saying that Islam is heavily infiltrated with “death cultists” *pretending* to be Muslims. But you can tell them because they both commit hideous acts of inhuman violence, and they celebrate it afterwards.

    So if you see anyone doing that, they are *not* Muslims, but “death cultists”, who do not worship God or Allah, but only death.

    If they push the idea that they are indeed Muslims, point out the the vast majority of the “death cultists” victims are Muslims, and it is forbidden for Muslims to kill other Muslims, so they *have* to be “death cultists.”

  • Faith-based movies go mainstream with Nicolas Cage in ‘Left Behind’

    09/30/2014 3:43:56 PM PDT · 21 of 83
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind

    Cage is batting about .500 for his movies, which means a 50% chance it will be good, and 50% chance it will be a stinker.

    What may tip the balance is that Hollywood wants religious peoples’ money, but hates religion and wants to destroy it.

    As a recent example, the movie Noah. They made a very calculated decision to make it eco-pseudo-religious, which was a stinker in the US, making only 28% of its box office here. It did much better in the foreign market, where apparently audiences don’t really give a hoot about religious accuracy, so saw it as just another fantasy movie.

  • Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants for Drone Surveillance

    09/30/2014 11:36:59 AM PDT · 28 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MeshugeMikey

    Oddly enough, the California Republicans get just as much blame as do the Democrats. They serve as a fine example of what America could become if the Republican liberals and GOP-e remain in charge of the Republican party.

    When the Democrats would win, the Republican liberals first inclination is that “We must become more liberal”, though the winning Republicans were always conservatives, more or less, who ran as conservatives, not “big tent” types.

    And when the winds would change and the Republicans would win, despite themselves, their first inclination would be to “Extend a hand to the Democrats and offer them the fairness they never gave us.”

    The basic problem is that the Republican liberals *never* put in the work to fight the Democrats. Instead they save up all their strength to fight conservatives to keep them from directing the Republican party.

    So again, look at California. That is the future that people like Mitch McConnell are trying to bring about for our entire nation. And that is why everyone must plead with Kentucky voters to not vote for McConnell.

    Vote for conservatives, but in the McConnell-Grimes race do not vote. There is no way a freshman Democrat can hurt conservatism and our nation a fraction as much as the harm McConnell can do.

  • Hatred and Violence: Other than oil, the Arab World doesn't produce much else.

    09/30/2014 8:04:24 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind
    It's important to note that the Arab world is *dying*. This all began during the 11th-12th Century with one man, who is today regarded as the second most influential Muslim after Mohammed himself. Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī, better known as just Al-Ghazali or Algazel. He was a Persian scholar, which matters because Persia was intensely xenophobic, and this profoundly influenced him. He started by becoming very learned in classical Greek texts, before deciding that ALL knowledge outside of the Koran and its commentaries was false and just led men astray from their faith. That is, he was the first Muslim fundamentalist. His influence spread like metastatic cancer from Persia outward. And enormous destruction of scholarship, knowledge and learning followed in its wake. It took a while, of course, for Muslims to abandon secular learning and regress to a more primitive state, with the last gasp being the great libraries built in Muslim Spain, which they abandoned when they were forced to leave by the Christian Spanish. Which benefited the Spanish and Christendom immensely. Since then, the ummah has been paradoxical. That is, when Mohammed set up Islam, it was far more civilized than the barbarism that surrounded it. So it claimed the mantle of civilization and progress, which quickly petered out, because Mohammed had made the mistake of mandating technologies that soon became outdated. But more educated Muslims were able to work around this until al-Ghazali put an end to progress of any kind. The paradox is that Muslims still pretend that Islam is more civilized than, well, civilization, even though it runs circles around Islam's primitivism. It's been all downhill from there, punctuated with severe drops in recent times, from the likes of Wahhab (1703–1792), who created the extremely fundamentalist movement Wahhabism as a reaction to far more advanced and civilized European Christians, and then again with the Salafist movement in the latter half of the 19th Century. And these violent swine are not just barbaric, but demand primitivism to the point of acting like troglodytes, or violent chimpanzees. On the plus side, barbarism cannot coexist with civilization, and unless it can annihilate civilization, barbarism always loses. The reason for this is that unless barbarian leaders brutally force their subjects to remain on the side of barbarism, they will invariably "vote with their feet" to become civilized, because even uneducated people can eventually figure out that civilization is better. The last hope the Arab world had was in overpopulation forcing them on others. But even that is petering out, because few Arabs want more than two kids today. So there birthrate is stabilizing. Which will mean dropping, because they are an unhealthy lot. You know, medical science being bad and all. It's much better to fight infection through prayer and using a Koran as a pillow.
  • A rare Second Amendment exemption from federal ban on felons possessing guns

    09/30/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to OneWingedShark

    This already exists, in that parole and probation have been extended long past their original limited intent, as well as restrictions to employment. For many or even most felons, there is little or no chance for employment outside of a few businesses willing to hire ex-cons.

    Sex offenders, a blanket term that covers a litany of things from petty offenses to crimes of arguably death penalty severity, now are often on permanent registry, cannot move without police notification at both old and new residence, and have large buffer zones where they are prohibited from living. And courts have upheld that there are entire towns where they cannot live without violating a buffer zone.

    This being said, their ability to own guns, though perhaps extremely important to felons, is almost eclipsed by their not being able to live at all.

    And pretty much zero public sympathy to them as well.

  • A rare Second Amendment exemption from federal ban on felons possessing guns

    09/29/2014 7:24:25 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to right-wing agnostic

    A few notes about this.

    1) If someone committed a federal felony, at least on the surface it is clear cut that they could be denied their rights as a natural extension of their conviction. That is, they could be prohibited from having guns or voting while in prison and probation or parole; but this prohibition is just a continuance of their conviction for the rest of their life, like their legally having to identify themselves as a felon for some employment.

    2) However, if they committed a state felony, this becomes problematic. It could be argued they could just leave the state to again restore their rights, unless the federal government precluded it as an interstate restriction. But it could also be argued that a felony in one state could be a misdemeanor in another state.

    Perhaps an analogy is for a doctor or lawyer who lose their right to practice in one state can move to another state, take the appropriate exam, and practice there.

  • Ted Cruz to Headline Zionist Organization of America Dinner

    09/29/2014 7:09:09 PM PDT · 5 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I’m a little concerned about this because it would be a prime target for terrorists. I hope they are up to their eyebrows with high quality security.

  • 5 family members die mysteriously inside Utah home

    09/29/2014 6:00:15 PM PDT · 17 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Carbon Monoxide is slightly less dense than air, so it does not particularly “rise or fall” in air, but diffuses within air. If some time has passed, it is not unusual to find dead animals or people, but with just trace amounts of CO remaining in the air.

    Poisonings are so common in Utah, that it has been nicknamed “Mormon suicide”. Often, a car is caught in a snowstorm and its occupants light charcoal briquettes to keep warm. They are found a few days later, dead of CO, with extinguished briquettes in their burner, and their bodies frozen. Only trace amounts of the gas remain in their car, though.

  • Restaurant Serves Up Discount To Gun Carriers

    09/29/2014 2:52:29 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Daffynition

    I’m trying to figure out how they could run with this as a theme. Like that Texas restaurant known around the world for its steaks so big that if a person can eat one, he doesn’t have to pay for it.

    Ladies’ Nights are still legal in Louisiana, so why not “Armed Ladies’ Night”?

    Likewise, have an “Armed Veterans Night”. They might even bring in a military celebrity guest speaker.

    Importantly, a LOT of politicians are backing gun rights now and using them in their platforms, so this restaurant would be a natural for relatively low cost political rally, with menu prices *higher* than normal, with the extra going to the candidates election fund.

    That might really work. Not the $500 a plate crowd, but charging $50 for $15 worth of food, if enough people turn out, that could be a big boost to a local candidate.

  • Allen West: 'Islamist Sympathizer' Obama Blind To Radical Ideology Of Jihadists

    09/29/2014 2:38:11 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BlatherNaut

    There might be a way around the problem of the media refusing to call Muslim terrorism “terrorist”, especially when it is also lied about by “local authorities”.

    Make it a point to assign a different religion to Muslims who have committed heinous acts. “Death Cultists” comes to mind. And when they say no, he is a Muslim, turn it right back on them by saying, “He *can’t* be a Muslim, because Islam is the ‘Religion of Peace’, and they don’t *have* Death Cultists in Islam.”

    You can really drag this one out while throwing it in their face. “Death Cultists only worship death, not Allah or God. They prefer to murder innocent people, especially children, and most of their victims are Muslims. But like all Death Cultists, they will murder anyone and celebrate murder. So if you see them celebrating some terrorist act, you *know* they are not Muslims, they are Death Cultists.”

    “They like to *pretend* to be Muslims. But that is just a front, something they hide behind. Because they only worship death. Sometimes they pretend they are Muslims, or even atheists, in hopes of infiltrating the Obama administration.”

  • KFC branch refuses customer hand wipe because muslim people in restaurant might take offence

    09/29/2014 1:47:01 PM PDT · 99 of 105
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    According to some, but of course, far from all Muslim scholars, only alcohol derived from grapes or dates, or *intended* for or used for intoxication are forbidden. Thus methanol (wood alcohol), isopropyl (rubbing alcohol), ethylene glycol (antifreeze), and Diethylene glycol (solvent) are okay, if poisonous and not for consumption.

    However, most sanitizer is based in ethanol, which is forbidden if you consume enough of it to matter.

  • Restaurant Serves Up Discount To Gun Carriers

    09/29/2014 1:29:08 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Daffynition

    I’m looking for the tongue in cheek signs which say “Adult Ladies and Gentlemen will not be seated unless armed, excepting those who are not.”

  • Real space battles would be more 'Asteroids' than 'Star Wars'

    09/29/2014 1:12:17 PM PDT · 44 of 65
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Utilizer

    Oddly enough, one of the best depictions of space warfare using energy weapons, was in the otherwise mediocre Sci-Fi comedy movie Galaxina, starring the tragic Playboy model, Dorothy Stratten, and the comedy of Avery Schreiber.

    It was explained in the movie that the two ships would park next to each other in stabilized positions, and use their laser weapons against each others shields, ineffectively.

    Then, in an hour or three, one of the two ships would have a mechanical breakdown of some kind, so it would lose the fight and surrender to the other. Spacemen were so blase about it that they would just let the two ships duke it out while they took a nap.

  • Confirmation Battles Are Back (Senate GOP-E already planning to reinstate filibuster rules)

    09/29/2014 12:55:46 PM PDT · 23 of 42
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TitansAFC

    Mitch McConnell has *already announced* that when he becomes senate majority leader, the first thing he will do is bow down to the Democrats and offer them everything they denied the Republicans.

    AGAIN!!!

    What is it with those GOP-e lame brains? Why are they acting like beaten, co-dependent spouses? THIS MUST STOP!

    This is why it is vital for Kentucky conservative to NOT vote in the race between McConnell and Grimes. Six more years of McConnell and it could destroy our nation. Just let him lose because conservatives won’t vote for him.

    That spineless twit could even neuter the first administration of a conservative Republican POTUS, after Obama, by just refusing to advance his agenda. Why? Because it is a *conservative* agenda, and McConnell doesn’t like conservative anything.

    Seriously, McConnell is threatening to destroy the United States of America, far more effectively than Osama bin Laden ever did. He is acting like a loyal slave to the Democrats.

    As senate majority leader, he will also be in a strong position to force the choice of only Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney on us. However, if he loses his position, it may rattle the RINOs and GOP-e enough for conservatives to seize the Republican National Convention.

    Is that motivation enough to NOT vote for McConnell?

    Save our nation, defeat the Democrats, get a conservative elected as president. All because Kentucky conservatives refused to vote for him.

  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/29/2014 12:38:42 PM PDT · 51 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jazusamo

    I’m not sure that the previous order by Interior is still in effect, since apparently somebody is capturing/studying/then releasing them.

    http://www.easterncoyoteresearch.com/coywolfgallery/

    But seriously, anybody who wants more coyotes around is just being a public pest, like breeding lampreys for release.

    A decade or more ago, some jerk who really liked snapping turtle meat decided to become the snapping turtle “Johnny Appleseed”, by introducing them to lakes throughout the Midwest. The imbecile should have been put in prison for that.

  • Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library

    09/29/2014 8:05:04 AM PDT · 19 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Whenifhow

    Kathleen Hermsmeyer, the superintendent, is no stranger to controversy. She was fired from her last job, as Executive Director for a different charter school, for “misappropriation of money and conflicts of interest”, then she went to this new charter school.

    Three back-to-back articles about it:

    http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/2011/05/eagles-peak-charter-school-4000.html

    Other reasons cited for Hermsmeyer’s firing included her alleged decisions to:
    - Allow a top administrator to earn $64,500 on loans the school took out without board approval.
    - Lease a $43,000 sport utility vehicle, albeit partly for school use, an action the board called needlessly excessive.
    - Lease a beachfront condominium in Oceanside for two top administrators to supposedly attract quality employees, an action the board called “tantamount to a gift of public funds.”
    - Give a “substantial pay raise” to employees last year without board approval and despite the school’s negative operating balance at the time of $655,000, raises the coastal board contends benefited Hermsmeyer as well as her husband and sister, who were also employees.
    - Work as a teacher while also working as executive director, and collecting two salaries, “constituting a self-dealing transaction and a violation of the Political Reform Act.”

  • What's Holding Back Electric-Car Sales?

    09/29/2014 7:49:53 AM PDT · 36 of 228
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to LogicDesigner

    10 other stupid hippie questions (whiny voice)(inferred stupid statements as prefaces not included):

    1) Why can’t everyone in the world just be friends?

    2) Why do we have nuclear weapons?

    3) Why do we use any fossil fuels at all?

    4) Why do people belong to religions?

    5) Why should some people have more money than other people?

    6) Why doesn’t everybody eat “organic” food, not that junk that’s full of chemicals and molecules and atoms and stuff?

    7) Why do we even have police and prisons and an army?

    8) Why do people want to eat meat instead of tofu?

    9) Why shouldn’t we outlaw all guns?

    10) Why can’t anybody and anybody or anything get married if they want to?

  • America’s Singleness Problem

    09/28/2014 8:51:45 PM PDT · 30 of 63
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind

    The proximate cause of extended bachelorhood is understandable for anyone who has raised dogs. If you raise a puppy without frequently providing it interaction with other dogs, by the time it is adult, it will still want to mate, but will see other dogs as “the enemy”.

    It will not have any way of relating to them.

    Children are much the same. Adults set two priorities for children: that their time be occupied to the point where the children are exhausted and have no free time; and that their children are too busy to interact with children of the opposite gender.

    Parents assume that their children get this interaction “in school and in church”. But they do not, because they are kept busy doing other things.

    There is NO social system in the US for children to interact in a safe, chaperoned environment, where the purpose of the place is cross gender interaction, not anything else.

    Instead, after segregation until age 18, suddenly children are supposed to spontaneously date, get married, get jobs, have children and mortgage a home.

    With the extra added bonus of being deeply in debt from their school loans.

    Not going to happen. And it is not happening all over the place.

    The real icing on the cake is the entertainment industry doing its level best to portray marriage as a life destroying, energy sucking, miserable monster, that takes away all fun, and leaves the couple hating each other and wanting to divorce, so they can make other people miserable as well. (insert laugh track here)

  • The Devil: Is He for Real? Why Does God Let Him Hang Around?

    09/28/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT · 52 of 79
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NYer

    The question needs to be expanded on. The Catholic church has, over centuries, composed demonologies filled with information about the devil, but also those he considered his peers, and many of their subordinates.

    So focusing on just the devil is like focusing on just Adolf Hitler. While they have evil power in their own right, their greater power comes from their legions.

    However, it is unwise to think that their singular focus is mankind, because many of them are indifferent to man. Instead their primary conflict continues to be with God and his angels.

  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/28/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT · 27 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jazusamo

    Intelligent is not a strong enough word to describe coyotes.

    They are nature’s tacticians. They scheme, use teamwork, feign friendliness, yet are utterly ruthless. The Native American saying about them is very accurate:

    “Never trust a coyote”. They are the definition of cunning.

    Oddly enough, east of the Mississippi, there have been confirmed sightings of what are called “Coy-Wolves”, a hybrid coyote and wolf. Typically wolves with kill coyotes, but somehow they crossbred. Wolves have about the same raw intelligence as a five year old child, or maybe more. And combined with the attributes of a coyote, you have a dangerous thing.

    The Dept of Interior, in a rare bit a clarity, has issued a “shoot on sight” order for Coy-Wolves, as they have been described as “the canine equivalent of a leopard” as far as their risk to humans.

    The *only* means to confront or engage a coyote should be with bullets. Unless you typically carry a good quality Katana with you.

  • Futures Are Weak, Cash Prices Even Weaker [Corn, Wheat, Soybeans]

    09/28/2014 5:34:23 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Balding_Eagle

    Milk and meat agribusiness get downright surreal.

  • Futures Are Weak, Cash Prices Even Weaker [Corn, Wheat, Soybeans]

    09/28/2014 2:25:06 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Vince Ferrer

    Quite so. The irony is that the government is afraid of a surfeit of drinking alcohol. But typically, if warehoused, most liquors can be stored for many years.

    Imagine how expensive a bottle of the first run of North Dakota 12 year old Bourbon would be. Unfortunately, they would have to import their white oak barrels, which are not just the best wood for wine and liquor barrels, but they are the law. No white oak, no Bourbon.

    ND only has Bur and Mongolian Oak, which are not suitable.

  • Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at Home

    09/28/2014 2:05:59 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Bubba Ho-Tep

    Something we should be aware of is the “Mexican alternative”, that is for the elderly and infirm patient to be moved to one of the American communities just south of the border.

    There are both retirement and nursing homes there, and many are top notch, created and run by Americans, for Americans, but with many advantages:

    1) Good security. Only authorized people allowed in.

    2) Very good Doctor/Nurse/caregiver to patient ratio. Often an American doctor, English speaking Mexican nurses and assistants.

    3) Surgery and US manufactured medicine at half the price or less.

    In the retirement area, homes are cleaned, meals are prepared, laundry is done, even landscaping. In the nursing care area the emphasis is on natural end of life without pain.

    Hidden benefits are that the person is out of the US legal environment, so is not easy prey for predators. Mexico is actually top-heavy with trained medical personnel who speak English.

    Culturally, elderly people in Mexico pass away while still being cared for by their families, so there is a much higher level of respect for the elderly than in the US.

  • Toronto Police shoot and kill a pitbull after batons are not enough to release its ‘lock-jaw grip’

    09/28/2014 1:50:44 PM PDT · 49 of 77
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to george76

    Typically a solution to the pitbull grip is a squirt of pepper spray right up its nose. Hitting it with objects just aggravates it.

  • Futures Are Weak, Cash Prices Even Weaker [Corn, Wheat, Soybeans]

    09/28/2014 1:40:51 PM PDT · 6 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Vince Ferrer

    They need to get grain their grain processed enough at the farm to make it much more durable. An awful lot of research is being done in this area.

    Truthfully, a way around the problem might be for government to ease off its ethanol production restrictions, which are the flip side of ethanol fuel production.

    That is, an ethanol plant is a weird thing, with government inspection stickers all over the place, adding a huge amount of cost to making alcohol. And there are those stickers all over the alcohol pipeline until it meets the perimeter fence of the plant. On the other side of the fence, nothing. It is just fuel ethanol in a pipe.

    So if the feds allowed ethanol production as long as it conformed to state health and safety rules, these surplus crops would vanish. That is, instead of needing a railroad to transport the crop, the farmer could do it himself in a truck.

  • Lib Candidate for TN Gov Hiring People to Infiltrate Social Media, Pose as Average User, Push Agenda

    09/28/2014 1:23:34 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to therightliveswithus

    I wonder how much the Democrats will tolerate Greens in their backyard? Since Greens exclusively siphon off Democrat votes...

  • Eric Holder Takes $77 Million Job With JPMorgan Chase

    09/28/2014 1:14:21 PM PDT · 11 of 120
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Nachum

    And, in a few years, Holder will have yet another job, likely working in the prison kitchen or laundry at Club Fed.

  • NO Quiero Taco Bell: Fast food employees list 14 items off the menu they would NEVER try and...

    09/28/2014 9:18:04 AM PDT · 90 of 130
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Libloather

    The Starbucks secret menu is way too large to include here, especially because many of the items are ordinary, like the “small” sized coffee, called a “short drink”, and French pressed coffee (which I like).

    Other stuff they have that is quite ordinary:

    Short Cappuccino (Italian style. Less milk and a stronger flavor)

    Cafe au Lait (Misto without foam)

    Widow Maker (Half iced black tea, half iced black coffee)

    London Fog (Earl Grey tea w/vanilla flavoring)

    Red Eye (Coffee plus 1 shot of espresso)
    Black Eye (Coffee plus 2 shots of espresso)
    Green Eye (Coffee plus 3 shots of espresso)

    Plus, they have a ton of options for a Frappuchino, if you like that sort of thing.

    Personally, I wish they would offer at least one kind of Turkish-Austrian coffee. Though they would have to have demitasse cups. You can make it at home, though it helps to like the taste of cardamom herb.

  • One in 10 Church of England Bishops 'Could be Secretly Gay' – Says Bishop

    09/28/2014 8:28:55 AM PDT · 8 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marshmallow

    Seriously, the organizations should be officially called, “The Former Church of England”, or FCofE.

    A future conservative Prime Minister should privatize the whole lot, turning the management of the FCofE over to the African Anglican communion, while giving the sack to the current leadership, archbishops, bishops, priests and lay ministers (all intentionally not capitalized).

  • Return To Republicanism?

    09/28/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    An important lesson about republican-democracy is why it is a smashing success, compared to other systems.

    To start with, it is easy to understand, even by uneducated peasant-farmers. They grasp the simple concept of “voting on it”, otherwise known as democracy. But they also grasp that government is a full time job, so beyond a low level, the people need representatives, because there is too much, and it is too complex, for everybody to vote on everything all the time.

    And this is how republican-democracy comes about.

    Well, after the American Revolution, the idea spread to France, but they decided to go heavy into democracy, at the expense of republicanism. And we know how that turned out.

    Yet the idea continued to spread in Europe, like a virus. The big year was 1848, when revolutions broke out in most countries in Europe, unless they had already had one. Though many failed, and all faced a counterrevolution from the nobility, the die was cast. Royalism was on the way out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1848

    If you ask Americans why republican-democracy is so good, they will invariably say, “because of freedom and liberty.”

    They are not quite right. The #1 reason republican-democracy spreads like wildfire is because it is “efficient”, incredibly efficient compared to any other system of government. And while freedom and liberty necessarily spring from this, they are more side effects than causes.

    This can be said with some assurance, because if you look at republican-democracies around the world, there is a lot of variation between peoples of what freedom and liberty mean.

    Yet ask them the critical question: does your government work? And their response will be something like “Yes, but not perfectly”, unless their current leaders are incompetent or very corrupt.

  • A Lesbian’s Eyes Opened: ‘You Don't Hate Us!’

    09/28/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT · 23 of 104
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Human sexuality is complicated. To start with, human determination of sexuality is far more complex than that of other mammals, even though the same biological rules apply.

    That is, about halfway through gestation, a normal male mammal fetus excretes a small amount of testosterone from its testes, that travels to its brain and tells it, it is a “male” brain. If that testosterone does not arrive, the brain is by default “female”.

    However, this hormone can be chemically blocked, or artificially added. This means the animals genitalia will be of one sex, but its brain will tell it that it is of the other sex.

    This is enough to determine sexuality in animals, BUT NOT PEOPLE. A boy with this condition may be effeminate, but the odds are he will be heterosexual, to the typical ratio, that is, a 2% or less chance of being a homosexual. Likewise, a girl with this condition may be a “tomboy”, but she will also likely be only attracted to men.

    Scientists in the 1960s, and then again in the 1980s, did extensive animal experiments with this, even to the point of giving only one hemisphere of a fetus’ brain testosterone, so when it grew up it exhibited bisexual mating behavior.

    So, where does this leave us?

    Well, it’s a first step. But the next step is a scary one.

    There are many chemicals, natural and artificial, that can mimic testosterone or block it. And this was where the research both times went.

    Farmers have long used plant estrogen to stimulate growth and increase yield, and there was concern that it could block testosterone in male fetuses. This didn’t prove to be the case. Of greater concern are hormonal replacement drugs that are excreted in urine, which are then recycled as effluent and reused as drinking water, since water filters do not remove the hormone from water.

    In any event, there hasn’t been a marked increase in effeminate boys or tomboy girls, but there are, quite likely naturally, cross gender children.

    In the case of true hermaphrodites, with both male and female genitalia, there is no argument that surgery is appropriate to remove one or the other, as having extra can be extremely, medically bad as they grow older.

    But when it is purely psychological, especially before puberty, there is a dilemma. A child with an opposite gender brain can be absolutely miserable, and once they reach puberty, frequently suicidal.

    In such cases, there is usually no evidence of parental abuse or coercion, except to make the child conform to their physical gender. Psychologically, many such cases are so severe that gender reassignment surgery seems to be the only help available.

    It means the child will be sterile, and for the rest of their life will have to take hormonal replacements, but for most of them, that is an easy choice compared to a lifetime of agony.

    Even Saudi Arabia now agrees, that after extensive analysis and medical opinion, that such surgery should be permitted.

  • Unrepentant Ted Cruz Calls Democrats the ‘Radical Party’

    09/28/2014 7:01:48 AM PDT · 50 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Zeneta

    I would not overestimate them (nor underestimate their ruthlessness).

    To start with, their philosophy is poppycock, that fails so often and so thoroughly that it maims and kills people, to the point that they declare maiming and killing to be desirable. It has no redemptive features, and yet they hold on to it with religious zeal, despite all evidence to the contrary.

    For this reason, it is guaranteed to fail, because it violates a basic tenet of government throughout history: that a government must *deliver*, not just promise, or it is destined to fail. And the ratio of promises to delivery is all that matters. “Putting lipstick on a pig” doesn’t matter one whit, because failing governments *always* lie.

    The second reason is that they are always a tiny minority, so much so that they always try to conceal their numbers and pretend to be the “mainstream majority”. And the truth is that individuals within this radical minority are “defective units”, utter failures in their own eyes, with bone-deep inferiority complexes masked with superiority complexes.

    This means that they are always on the lookout for people they can feel superior to; and they embrace them as long as they stay humble and inferior, while acknowledging the superiority of their “betters”. But when they show any initiative or strength, the left discards them like a soiled facial tissue. Precisely because they are “too equal”.

    Yet at the same time, they lend themselves to organization much like that of criminal mafias, in which all activities are for their supreme leader, and the interpretation of the purpose of government is simple: to reward their friends and punish their enemies. Nothing else. The end result of this is Detroit.

  • Parishioners meet with bishop over gay couple

    09/27/2014 1:40:08 PM PDT · 26 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to steve86

    A faith must be strong, or it is only a nominal thing, an aside to life.

    Socialism is a twisted parody of Christianity, that substitutes mankind for God as the center of the universe. But the end result is people behaving like the Gadarene swine, in more ways then one.

    To start with, they have no direction or purpose other than whim. They dash around hither and yon, with no direction but that of their swineherd, if that. They trample, destroy and consume, creating nothing.

    And as a group, they can be possessed with demons, and hurl themselves off a cliff to their doom.

    But those of faith are different, for they have guidance and purpose in their faith. They also have clear rules of behavior, which it is their choice to follow or reject, and experience the consequences of each choice.

    Yet these are not man’s rules, which can be changed, but the rules created by heaven, which are immutable. If one obeys the rules, they are righteous; if they do not, they are failures. And all the whining and social change in the world cannot change the rules by the breadth of a hair.

  • Washington Post: NFL Should Hire Eric Holder to Rebuild Public Trust

    09/27/2014 10:48:14 AM PDT · 36 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin
  • Unrepentant Ted Cruz Calls Democrats the ‘Radical Party’

    09/27/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT · 14 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SoConPubbie

    Cruz is quite correct. Calling the current Democrats “liberals” or “activists” is inaccurate, because they are “radicals” and “agitators”.

    The changeover of the Democrat party began in 1968 at their national convention. Their “liberal” wing was inside, controlling the process, and their “radical” wing was outside, rioting in the street. Chicago Mayor Daley backed the “liberal” wing, so he ordered his police to attack the radicals.

    Growing in strength, and aided by both the unpopularity of the Vietnam War and Watergate, the radicals were finally able to take over the Democrat party in 1972, and purge the remaining “liberals” and “moderates” from their leadership positions.

    The immediately petitioned their allies in the media to no longer call them “radicals” or “agitators”, but to instead call them “liberals” and “activists.” For a long time, even the word “liberal” was so despised by the public that the Democrats stopped using it as a self descriptor.

    Since then, the Democrat party has exclusively backed the radical agenda, using their tools of hate, anger, and agitation to advance it. They have purged the last vestiges of the liberals and moderates from the party, to make it a lock-step organization, subdivided only by its big city machine factions.

    In practice, its behavior is little different from an organized crime syndicate, with various “Capos” vying with each other to become the godfather.

  • Making Sense

    09/27/2014 10:12:57 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Yes I did, in a college course about Adolf Hitler, taught by a history professor who had received an award from the German government for his scholarship about and promulgation of the German language.

    But judging from your tone, were you suggesting that I might have embraced Mein Kampf? That would not be the case. Familiarity with a subject does not mean you endorse it.

    Likewise, it is rude for polite people to even insinuate that another person has fascist leanings. That is something that Democrats do.

  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    09/27/2014 7:20:26 AM PDT · 27 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RaceBannon

    Oddly enough, I can’t yet blame this on Obama, because of the nature of the virus.

    In the genus of Enterovirus, there are 68 different types that infect humans, that freely swap genetic material. 64 of them cause non-polio symptoms, one of the most annoying being the Rhinovirus that causes common cold symptoms.

    This particular Enterovirus, number 68 out of more than a hundred known human and non-human Enterovirus viruses, has been known since 1962, in California. Seen as a minor pathogen, it rarely infected children almost all of which had asthma.

    So the bottom line is that E68 likely did a gene swap with one of its kin, making it much more communicable. This sort of thing happens all the time.

    N.B.: Pathogenic respiratory viruses are far less likely to be a problem in Mexico, central and northern South America because of the higher temperatures and UV radiation. Flu epidemics in Mexico are far rarer than they are here, for example. Bacteria are another matter.

  • Making Sense

    09/27/2014 6:59:49 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Fatherland, along with many, many other words and symbols, have been criminally forbidden from use in Germany since the war.

    But in the US, many people remember Goebbels’ propaganda, and while such words and symbols are not unlawful here, they bear a strong taint from that time.

    Oddly enough, though the Nazis tried to integrate Heimat, it never took on the severely negative connotations internationally, as did Vaterland. This was likely that during the rise of the Nazis, in 1931, it was, as a concept, also embraced in international law in The Hague.

    “In international law the “right to one’s homeland” (German: Recht auf die Heimat; French: droit au foyer; Italian: diritto alla Patria; Spanish; derecho a la patria) is a concept that has been gaining acceptance as a fundamental human right and a precondition to the exercise of the right to self-determination.

    “In 1931 at the Académie de Droit International in The Hague (Hague Academy of International Law), Robert Redslob spoke of the right to the homeland in connection with the right to self-determination in Le principe des nationalités.”

    It then was revitalized after the war by the UN, which affirmed the rehabilitation of the word heimat.

  • Making Sense

    09/26/2014 8:23:16 PM PDT · 24 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    The use of the word “Fatherland” is extremely sarcastic, as it is closely associated with Nazi Germany.

    So, for example, calling them the Department of Fatherland Security, would be seen as a close parallel to Germany’s Sicherheitsdienst (SD) (”Security Service”).

  • Sen. Ted Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit (video at source)

    09/26/2014 7:39:34 PM PDT · 9 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RoosterRedux

    When you think about it, right now is the conservative primary for president. The Republican establishment want to stick Jeb Bush down our collective throat, with Mitt Romney as the only alternative.

    But it is time for conservatives to seize the convention, cast down the RINOs, GOP-e and Chamber of Commerce Republicans from their leadership positions, and set the party on a new course.

    No more open borders.

    No more fighting Democrats with one hand tied behind our backs.

    No more bloated authoritarian idiotocracy in Washington. Defense means guns pointed at our enemies, not surveillance of good citizens.

    We have our work cut out for us, to restore America. So let’s be done with the corrupt fools and socialists who have dragged our nation to this precipice of failure.

  • Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation

    09/26/2014 7:29:29 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    Natanyahu should agree to an end to the “Israeli Occupation”, by asking when the Paleos intend to leave?