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  • Argument against Confederate monuments is hard to apply to Andrew Jackson statue

    09/24/2016 4:18:14 PM PDT · 42 of 47
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BBell

    From 1790 to 1810, the proportion of free blacks in the Upper South rose from less than 1% to overall, and nationally, the proportion of free blacks among blacks rose to 13%.

    So before his death in 1799, Washington would have likely seen many “free negroes”, as they were called at the time.

  • Woman’s Crusade Against Resident’s Pro-Trump Signs Lands Her In Hot Water

    09/24/2016 4:02:26 PM PDT · 49 of 66
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to LouieFisk

    You cannot just assume that libtards will settle for being offensive jerks. He could have legitimately followed her long enough to write down her license plate. But at that point, he should have disengaged.

    He still needs to get a surveillance camera for his front yard, because if she gets her ‘pay attention to me’ fix, she will be back, just like any other junkie.

  • OK Anyone have any good "Cinco De Mayo" Recipes?

    09/24/2016 3:30:08 PM PDT · 68 of 70
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jacob Kell

    Regular or low fat is fine. Mexican cuisine is just as likely to use cottage cheese as it is ricotta. But that gets to the question of authentic Mexican vs. Mexican style.

    The former almost never uses cheddar, preferring the white Mexican cheeses.

  • Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

    09/24/2016 12:44:04 PM PDT · 30 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Islander7

    Or flying monkees. Whatever.

  • Black community sees Charlotte as glimmering, fake Oz

    09/24/2016 12:43:26 PM PDT · 29 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Islander7

    This also puts the black community in the role of Munchkins.

  • NAACP calls for independent investigation into Tyre King shooting [NAACP defends armed robber]

    09/24/2016 12:41:16 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Molon Labbie

    Why wait? A sheriff can protect the people who live in his county (in many but not all counties) by “going full Kennesaw”, and announcing that all “adult citizens of good character” in the county should arm themselves (without fear of prosecution if they do not), and to “assist the uniformed police and deputies in maintaining law and order, as may be needed to uphold the law.”

    While this does not convey any special authority to the adult citizens, it does clearly remind everyone that the armed citizenry *are* the police, and that uniformed police are there to assist the citizenry in keeping the peace.

  • OK Anyone have any good "Cinco De Mayo" Recipes?

    09/24/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · 66 of 70
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jacob Kell

    Typically Colby, “The term ‘longhorn’ refers to a cylindrical shaped mold in which it is made, which produces a cheese that is 13 pounds and is 1 and 1/2 feet long.”

    This is a handy way of preparing it for retailers, because the cylindrical cheese can be wire cut to produce uniform thin 1 pound wheels.

  • ​Samsung received '26 false reports' of Note 7 fires

    09/22/2016 5:58:26 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Shanghai Dan

    There are still hundreds of unresolved reports of Galaxy Note 7’s “stealing souls” and/or the “mojo” of users, as well as allergic reactions to its skin penetrating nanobots and lower standards of taste when listening to K-Pop music.

  • SEND 'EM BACK: DOJ Sends Same Unit to Charlotte That Helped Ferguson, Baltimore Rioters Organize

    09/22/2016 4:26:25 PM PDT · 34 of 42
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jazusamo

    The big difference is that NC has a Republican governor, McCrory, who seems to have cajones. If he inserts the state police and even the national guard, I suspect there will be a very different outcome.

    Missouri had the rather pathetic Jay Nixon(D) as governor, so he allowed the situation to degenerate without acting. So the unrest dragged out for over a year.

    In Baltimore, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan(R) declared a state of emergency and activated the Maryland National Guard. Major General Linda Singh of the Maryland National Guard commented that there would be a “massive number” of soldiers in Maryland and that up to 5,000 soldiers could be deployed. Maryland State Police activated 500 officers for duty in Baltimore, and requested an additional 5,000 state police officers from other states.

    Baltimore unrest continued for about 3 weeks to a month.

    Again, not screwing around seems to be a hallmark of Republicans.

  • Pope Francis: Vanity is osteoporosis of the soul

    09/22/2016 4:13:20 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ebb tide

    So pathetic, to compare the greatest of the deadly sins, the great sin of Lucifer himself, that still today causes endless endless death and suffering, and is the very foundation of socialism and communism; with an uncomfortable human malady.

    Other sins and their related diseases:

    Greed - The heartbreak of psoriasis

    Lust - Excessive flatulence

    Envy - Hemorrhoids

    Gluttony - Constipation

    Anger - Heartburn

    Sloth - Insomnia

    I should note that some of the prognosticators of the past have suggested that this might be the last Pope. But none of them ever went into great detail as to why. I think we may finally have an inkling.

  • Charlotte violence sparks self defense gun buying spree

    09/22/2016 3:39:32 PM PDT · 11 of 36
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON

    At this point, just having guns is no longer enough.

    There needs to be an event where rioters charge a group of well armed defenders, resulting in a bunch of rioters getting killed, and more wounded. This will finally bring things to a head.

    That is, of course the media will at first call it a “massacre”, but when the rioters are identified, and their backgrounds examined, the majority will stand out as violent ex-convicts, gang members, thugs and creeps.

    Finally the debate will be out for all to see. The Democrats will stand behind the violent criminals that think they have a right to victimize others. The Republicans will support law and order and honest citizens against the threat of violent criminals.

    And Hillary Clinton will be swamped in an electoral tsunami.

  • Cruz supporters alarmed by possible Trump endorsement

    09/22/2016 1:34:50 PM PDT · 158 of 349
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jim Robinson

    I see a possible strategic reason for Cruz holding back. In military terms, he is acting like “reserves”, not being deployed until at a critical moment when he throws in to create overwhelming momentum.

    Importantly, such strategic thinking would mean that he has long been on friendlier terms with Trump than either have let on, which seemed to be the case during much of the primary campaign. This is a good possibility when you are dealing with two smart guys who see the big picture.

    It would also mean that Cruz would have a prominent place in the Trump administration. Not as a front man, but someone in a position of great power.

    Again, thinking strategically, one of Trump’s first really big fights is going to be his nominee to the SCOTUS to replace justice Scalia. It is guaranteed to be a knock down drag out. For him to nominate Cruz would unify the Democrat opposition like nothing else.

    So it would be best to nominate a conservative less controversial. Granted, he will still be savaged, but when confirmed will return the conservatives to a tentative 5-4 majority, with justice Kennedy being the weakest link. However, once that is done, much of the fight will be knocked out of the Democrats.

    My guess is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg will retire soon after. And *then* would be optimum to nominate Cruz to the SCOTUS. Sure it will still be a fight, but with Cruz in, there will be no argument about the court being strongly conservative. It would be a strategic victory, and make the rest of the Trump administration much easier.

  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene

    09/22/2016 1:02:57 PM PDT · 18 of 48
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to DUMBGRUNT

    Kevin Johnson was literally NBA, a point guard, so I bet he gave this “ginger breadman” a serious thumping. Bravo. Hope he didn’t hurt his hand.

  • Bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome. Here’s how we fought back

    09/22/2016 11:52:37 AM PDT · 87 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Paladin2

    I would say on the ‘simple’ scale of somewhere between finding gravity particles and an easy solution to the US national debt.

  • Bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome. Here’s how we fought back

    09/22/2016 8:21:16 AM PDT · 41 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Seizethecarp

    Let me guess. “The science of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is settled.”

    As far as the *real* science goes, one or more of three things seem to be the most likely. A viral infection, an immune system failure, or a hormonal-metabolic failure. (Or a combination of the above).

    A viral infection cannot be seen in isolation to its interaction in the biome, the gut flora. This includes 300-1000 different kinds of bacteria, of which 30-40 take up almost all the space, and other microorganisms including yeasts, protozoa, and parasites. But above all, different viruses dominate the biome by a wide margin, though about half are bacteriophage, that is, they eat bacteria. And the biome in turn is very interactive with both the hormonal-metabolic system and the extremely complex immune system.

  • Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ of Trump

    09/22/2016 7:57:47 AM PDT · 27 of 116
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to The_Media_never_lie
  • Mark McConnell, man driving Jeep before Ammon Bundy's arrest, was informant.....(OR STANDOFF TRIAL)

    09/22/2016 7:39:25 AM PDT · 33 of 59
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Nextrush

    This serves as a reminder that “cold volunteers” to organizations are often either mentally unbalanced, informants, or both.

    And if the agency trying to infiltrate is unsuccessful with the direct method, they are utterly ruthless in trying to coerce members of the group and their families to become informants.

    The best way around this threat is to identify and isolate suspected informants, keeping them “out of the loop” and also extensively monitoring and recording their actions and behavior, without them knowing it. Especially ensure that if *they* break any laws, that not only are precise records kept of that, but that other members there create date/time “memorandums for record” after, without comparing notes, detailing what they observed.

    Any member, or their family, who get any form of coercion should use a “duress password” an unusual word that can be fit in an ordinary sentence, that lets the organization know they have been compromised, so that from that point on they must be isolated from sensitive information as well.

    Importantly, government wiretaps and surveillance devices are protected by a peculiar law. It is unlawful to tamper with them, directly prevent them from operation, or even to notify others as to their existence. Another duress password to notify others.

  • 30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia's Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo

    09/21/2016 5:17:51 PM PDT · 26 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MarchonDC09122009

    The Russians are big believers in violent payback for perceived slights. But the ball is now in the “Israeli’s court”.

    If they want retribution, it would almost have to be against a Russian warship. It would also have to have “plausible deniability” to avoid the risk of a hot war. This would mean using a Russian built weapon the Israelis had captured, and likely from Syrian government territory. Even that might be too blatant, so they might use a different weapon from some third party. Chinese would be good.

  • German expert says de-radicalizing radicals can work in US

    09/21/2016 5:00:04 PM PDT · 27 of 44
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Bullets are a faster and guaranteed way to de-radicalize.

  • Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

    09/21/2016 1:49:18 PM PDT · 88 of 101
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Ransomed

    Both the eastern and Mexican whip-poor-wills are still so common as to merit a “least concern” rating for their species. So the problem seems to be a local one.

    The best bet is a feral cat sterilization and release program sponsored in the local area. They typically take a few species generations to have impact, but it eliminates the vast majority of feral cats. The remaining domestics have a more limited hunting range, so a Whip-poor-will breed and release program would have maximum effect.

    However, reducing the feral population could still result in far more mice and rats in the area.

  • Boy allowed to run for homecoming queen after high school initially denies request

    09/21/2016 7:35:06 AM PDT · 48 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to madprof98

    Geez, not too long ago, if some guy in high school decided to be such a jerk, the other guys would give them a good thumping. And it would not be because he was a homosexual, but because he was trying to “take away” from heterosexuals. To ruin their event.

    When a homosexual ‘hits’ on another student, trying to coerce them into sex, it is just as much “sexual harassment”, as when a boy student ‘hits’ on a female student, trying to coerce her into sex.

  • North Carolina Mob Attack Female Truck Driver – Police Refuse to Help, Desperate Calls To Chopper

    09/21/2016 7:28:56 AM PDT · 40 of 52
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    Hopefully she will learn her lesson and carry guns in the future. Imagine if she had carried a shotgun, or one of the smaller versions of the AR-15? Even a handgun could put a bunch of rioters out of action.

  • Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

    09/21/2016 6:51:41 AM PDT · 47 of 101
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    A while back the British carried out a study of how house cats affect the small bird and other animal populations, and they were astounded by the vast numbers of these other animals the cats wiped out. Cats are highly efficient killers.

    But this being said, the solution to this is not to kill cats or restrict them to the indoors. Instead it should be to breed *replacement* birds, especially, to repopulate and even overpopulate for the losses.

    Captive breeding for release is very successful in restoring wild populations of both plants and animals. Done right, so many are released that even with a high attrition rate, eventually natural controls come into play.

    It also has the double side effect of increasing the populations of predators that prey on them; but by doing this, to reduce the numbers of unwanted animals, such as mice and rats.

  • The Bush family’s lament: They detest the GOP nominee, and now have become his foil.

    09/21/2016 6:39:04 AM PDT · 20 of 44
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    Once again, this is why when Trump becomes POTUS, he needs to carry out a major purge in the Republican party of these individuals who are neither patriotic nor loyal to America, who think their only constituents who matter are multinational corporations, and far too often align with socialist Democrats instead of conservatives.

    Until they are out of the party entirely, and as many as possible out of elective office, they will do everything in their power to weaken and subvert his presidency. Leading in this effort will be their endless push for larger and more intrusive government, and never ending internationalism at the expense of US sovereignty.

    So until they are gone, they will fight him every inch of the way in ending the terrible abuses of the past.

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • UN Human Rights Chief at Refugee Summit in NYC Lashes ‘Race-Baiting Bigots’

    09/20/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · 12 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Mr. Mojo

    So I imagine those he is most angry about are the Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, who have refused to admit as many as a single Muslim refugee.

    What? He isn’t? How hypocritical of him.

  • Morrisey (WV AG) goes after Mylan; opponent calls it political opportunism

    09/20/2016 5:22:35 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to buckalfa

    King County (WA) paramedics develop EpiPen alternative - for a fraction of the cost. Each county-produced Epi Kit costs between $15 and $20, and includes alcohol wipes, two syringes, and a dose of adrenaline.

    According to the NIH, even though liquid adrenaline is supposed to be stored between 2C and 8C (36F and 46F), it can be stored as high as 34C (90F) for as long as four weeks with no loss of quality or change in pH.

    Thus, if you can get a prescription for emergency adrenaline, and syringes, you should be able to assemble your own equivalent to an epi-pen.

  • Kaine Blasts Trump for Inciting Violence: 'I'd Like to Punch the Guy in the Face'

    09/20/2016 5:09:40 PM PDT · 66 of 178
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Few people know that Donald Trump was the first to offer the UFC MMA fights national exposure. He has even been inducted as their hall of fame, if not as a fighter, than as a driving force behind it when, coincidentally, John McCain was trying to outlaw it across the US. (McCain later came around.)

    This says to me that if any of his MMA buddies are in the room, and somebody throws a punch at Trump, they might get more than they bargained for.

  • I’m a feminist who’s attracted to ‘manly men’

    09/20/2016 6:46:41 AM PDT · 48 of 77
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    The origins are simple to the point of being obvious.

    If you raise a dog apart from other dogs, it will be confused. That is, it will still want to mate, but does not understand, relate to, nor can it see other dogs as other than “the enemy”, not part of the pack. Importantly, it does not matter what the other dog is or feels.

    Why should we suppose that people are different?

    Right now, we are in the awful position of having both small families, and raising boys and girls apart from each other. Either actively segregating them, or allowing them to passively self-segregate. This is a recipe for disaster.

    Most parents assume their children interact with children of the opposite gender “in school and church”, but this is not the case, because they are kept too busy to interact. And at a young age, children move to different classes with different teachers and students several times a day.

    So there is no continuity, of the same boys and girls interacting extensively, in a controlled, chaperoned situation. Learning “what makes each other tick.”

    If a girl is raised without brothers, her only knowledge of males will be her father. And while that is an essential *part* of what she knows about males, he is very different from boys that are her peers. Plus, he is “off limits” to her. As a child she will love him, hopefully. As a teenager she will get upset with him, because her hormones tell her to. But her biological programming is such that she should never be able to imagine him as a mate.

    She needs to interact with her peers to know what to say, what to do, what to expect, what to reject, to discriminate between boys, to attract boys, to maintain her composure, etc., etc. She can’t get this with other girls. She must interact with boys. For years.

    As things stand, boys and girls are segregated, then about the age of 16 to 18 they are *expected* to date, eventually to find a suitable mate, get married, have children, and enjoy a healthy adult relationship from the rest of their lives.

    Seriously? You’d have better luck taking a calculus exam after never having studied calculus.

  • Did the Famous Sailor Sexually Assault the Famous Nurse?

    09/20/2016 6:23:12 AM PDT · 28 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Something not mentioned is that having been denied the opposite gender for years, both the returning military personnel and the women waiting for them at home desperately wanted the obvious. Not just sex as liberals imagine, though that was part of it.

    They desperately wanted to get married, get an education in many cases, get jobs, and get a home.

    It resulted in a “revolution of normalcy”.

    The returning veterans also had no tolerance for the brittle and unwanted social structures that still existed in much of the US. Racial segregation, small towns run by pseudo religious cliques (think of the movie ‘Footloose’ which depicted this, anachronistically, in a later time), and to a greater extent small town life itself.

    This resulted in explosive growth to the new western cities and suburbs, and the pursuit of the American Dream became the new goal.

    Colleges and universities that had long been in control of their students lives were informed that their purpose was exclusively education, and they could butt out of the rest of it. In turn, the veterans were serious about getting degrees, so tolerated little mischief by other faculty or students.

  • Study: 3 percent owns nearly 50 percent of all guns (barf alert)

    09/20/2016 6:09:39 AM PDT · 59 of 105
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lowbridge

    New political study shows that 3% of American adults are liberals — and hold us all hostage

    America is being held hostage by a tiny minority of absolute lunatics for whom the liberal agenda is their credo in life.

    That’s the main finding of the first comprehensive study of liberal-leftism in two decades.

    Among the many findings — that they actually believe that liberalism does good in society, that Americans benefit from an all-encompassing totalitarian surveillance government, and that there are more racially oppressed minorities in the country than the majority — is a bit of news so shocking, it should embolden our spineless lawmakers in Washington:

    Roughly half of all leftism is espoused by just 3% of American adults mostly in academia and the media.

    Call them “liberal idiots” or, as I prefer, “hateful stupid whack jobs” — but whatever you call them, they have a disproportionate influence over social policy in this country.

    So if liberals represent a smaller portion of our population — and nearly half of all liberals dead-heads — isn’t it time for our politicians to realize that they don’t have to listen to them anymore?

  • Corey Haim's A-list rapist may finally be named — what took so long?

    09/20/2016 5:54:39 AM PDT · 8 of 47
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    This problem is much, much worse than most of us can even imagine. It isn’t just about child molestation, it is about ruthless murder.

    Pedophiles are a vicious lot, and strive to gravitate to positions of power and authority to protect themselves and their networks. As an introduction, Belgium is a good example. Marc Dutroux.

    “On the witness stand, the original judge of the case, broke down in tears when he described “the bullet-proof vehicles and armed guards needed to protect him against the shadowy figures determined to stop the full truth coming out. Never before in Belgium has an investigating judge at the service of the king been subjected to such pressure. We were told by police that [murder] contracts had been taken out against the magistrates.” Connerotte testified that the investigation was seriously hampered by protection of suspects by people in the government. “Rarely has so much energy been spent opposing an inquiry,” he said.

    “A 17-month investigation by a parliamentary commission into the Dutroux affair produced a report in February 1998, which concluded that while Dutroux did not have accomplices in high positions in the police and justice systems, as he continued to claim.”

    This being said, anecdotally, in the US, things are much worse.

    At the bottom of the list are child pornographers. While publicly vilified, and threatened with criminal sentences strong enough that many keep loaded and cocked guns by their computer in case they are raided (so they can shoot themselves, and several have), they rarely achieve positions of authority and power, so are thought of as expendable.

    Molesters gravitate to jobs that allow them access to children. These include children’s organizations and sports teams, the juvenile criminal justice system, teaching, some religious settings, children’s hospitals, Hollywood, etc., etc. From there they move up in the justice system, politics, and professional communities.

    Once entrenched, they network to protect themselves and each other.

    However, the children they abuse are definitely expendable. The great fear of such children is that, unless they are utterly obedient, they will end up buried in a shallow grave, the fate for many.


    09/19/2016 3:17:38 PM PDT · 26 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    Hilarious. So far in 2016, there have been 18 police shootings, with 6 killed and 12 wounded.

    At the same time, there have been 483 gunfire homicides, with 2639 wounded.

    Obviously it is the police who are the problem here.

  • No thank you, Obama The new Census report on income and poverty proves why no thanks are due

    09/19/2016 8:11:46 AM PDT · 13 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to expat_panama

    In four years, when the census is again held, Americans need to push for it to return to just the one thing it is constitutionally authorized to do: conduct an “actual enumeration” of American citizens.

    To start with, this means that illegal aliens do not count.

    It also means that the government cannot use the force of law to compel people to provide personal data for government use.

    Not their business. So cut it out.

  • Hillary Hates You

    09/19/2016 8:07:45 AM PDT · 29 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    She is in context with the rest of the Democrat party.

    Remember, at their convention in which they nominated Obama for re-election, their delegates loudly rejected God three times.

    From that moment, they became “the party of the seven deadly sins”. Not just to personally engage in them, but to hold them as *sacraments*, articles of faith.

    Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth. This is what being a Democrat means today.

    Comparatively, Republicans and conservatives are at their best when they practice the seven virtues.

    Prudence, justice, temperance (meaning restraint), courage (or fortitude), faith, hope, and charity (or love).

  • "Talk Like a Pirate Day" at Krispy Kreme

    09/19/2016 7:58:48 AM PDT · 28 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to COBOL2Java

    N.B.: Talk like a pirate day is a creature of the Flying Spaghetti Monster pseudo-cult.

  • Meet the Alt-Left

    09/19/2016 7:52:19 AM PDT · 15 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Actually it is the “Ctrl-Left”

    Or even the “Ctrl-Freak-Left”

  • Manhattan bombing suspect identified as Ahmad Khan Rahai [Not a Southern Baptist]

    09/19/2016 7:50:44 AM PDT · 156 of 165
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SoFloFreeper
  • No bail in caught-on-video shooting of man, 71, on Southwest Side (Perp arrested! Chicago)

    09/19/2016 7:39:04 AM PDT · 6 of 7
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to simpson96

    And, of course, in other Chicago news:

  • Sources: Up to 5 People in FBI Custody in Connection With NY Bombing, Following Traffic Stop

    09/19/2016 7:36:51 AM PDT · 49 of 50
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nuconvert

    Almost 30 years ago, a new computer system was tested at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, home of the US Field Artillery branch. Its purpose was to combine and correlate target information from satellites, high, medium, and low altitude aircraft, as well as map and ground intelligence to develop targets for artillery weapons, which it would then print out to be relayed to artillery units.

    After a complete unit of data had arrived, they turned on their printer, not realizing that it was a high speed printer. Suddenly reams of paper started pouring out of the printer, measured in feet per second. Thinking they had a malfunction, they turned the printer off.

    It had not malfunctioned. What it had done was print out the targeting data for every building, military vehicle, civilian vehicle and every other target including people out in the open, for all of Fort Sill. 146 square miles.

    Every moving object also indicated their direction and speed. Once they realized this, they slapped a classification sign, likely Top Secret on the door and shut it.

    This was almost 30 years ago. Computers have gotten a lot better since then, as have satellites and other reconnaissance systems.

    I say this because it would be downright easy today, to have continual video surveillance of major cities, so that when a bomb goes off, they can not only “look back in time” to see who planted it, but track them from that site to where they have gone since.

    Of course, such a capability works much better if you don’t brag about it.

  • Kasich strategist rips into Reince Priebus over Trump

    09/19/2016 7:22:08 AM PDT · 63 of 68
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    This is actually very funny. Priebus has demanded that the RINO/Whig/GOP-e/etc. return the party loyalty they have demanded from conservatives all these years, and they are having an entitlement hissy-fit about it, like the snotty, vain and arrogant little girl who comes in second at the little girls beauty contest, so is red faced, stomping her feet and using bad language.

    Just another indication that when Donald Trump is in charge of the party, a major purge is in order. Governing with party discipline is still hard; but when you have disloyal “back benchers” actively working to sabotage your agenda, it is near impossible.

    Hopefully he will designate his VP to have the primary responsibility of purging the party, then severely purging the government. More than a full time job, and one that comes in with full force on day one in office.

  • NY, NJ bombings: Authorities suspect possible terror cell, officials say

    09/19/2016 7:08:28 AM PDT · 35 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan
  • Backlash Feared After 9 Hurt in Mall Knife Attack

    09/19/2016 7:00:53 AM PDT · 76 of 91
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    Journalists should be routinely asked to cite examples of “backlash”, whenever they use the word. It is just as offensive to assume “backlash” when none exists as it is to assume “racism” when none exists.

  • Non-Aligned Movement states call for more inclusive UN

    09/19/2016 6:52:52 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Being in favor of abolishing this travesty requires a process. I figure that the best way to do this is to make an offer to the Chinese and Russians.

    First, the Chinese should build another UN in Beijing, then the current UN should move there for, say, 50 years. And then Russia could build its own UN, so the UN would move to Moscow for the next 50 years.

    You figure that this bunch of worthless, stupid, aggressive a-holes and the Chinese would piss each other off so much that the UN would be a nearly abandoned relic within a decade. In the overcrowded, polluted hell hole that is Beijing.

    But the Chinese couldn’t resist the “prestige” of hosting this barrel o’ monkeys, and it would take quite a while for them to realize they had been suckered.

  • Syrian hurls kids out window 'because wife wants freedom' [Lohmar, Germany]

    09/19/2016 6:40:02 AM PDT · 27 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    This is going to keep getting interesting. For example:

    Germany requires all children to go to school. And there are only a small number of private and parochial (almost all Christian) schools that are strictly monitored for curriculum. Homeschooling is forbidden (Nazi era law). So what is ending up is Muslim teachers, mostly women, are brought into public schools, and also teach *secular* Islamic culture. Koran education is pretty much limited to mosques.

    And these female teachers are not really big on the idea of men subjugating women. As an added note: parochial schools are under no obligation to educate children of different religions, or to allow students to skip religious instruction.

    Next are the German police. To start with, there are few police brutality laws in Germany, so if you mess with a cop he can hit you, a lot. Second, if they arrive at a scene to include a traffic accident, where people are agitated, upset or angry, they can direct paramedics to involuntarily give them an injection of Valium.

    Third, they have an impressive arsenal of weapons including saps, truncheons, Tasers, spring sticks, assorted pistols, lots of sub-machine guns, rifles, and many others. German prisons are pretty much what you would expect from Germans.

  • Against the wall: from Mexico to Calais, why the idea of division is taking hold

    09/18/2016 4:16:38 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Lorianne
    Here is a picture of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Dominicans put up a wall between the two for some reason. Can you guess why?

  • Why Mexican American Men Will Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    09/18/2016 12:30:36 PM PDT · 19 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ConquerWeMust

    I’ll say it again. Hispanics are not monolithic in their politics. And today they are far less culturally monolithic than they were two generations ago. There are plenty of them who are raving Marxists, and others who are very right wing, not conservative but reactionary. And the vast majority are between the two extremes, some favoring liberalism, many others conservatism.

    And more and more, they are “voting smart”. Like everybody, they like politicians who make promises and keep them. They are far less likely to support those who do not keep their promises.

    The tricky question is how politicians *address* Hispanics.

    If they are American citizens, they prefer to be addressed that way. If they are legal residents, working hard to improve themselves, they like the recognition that comes with scholarship and entrepreneurship. There is only weak solidarity with illegal aliens. Many Hispanics, who when they and their families are American, no longer support illegal entry into the US.

    Democrats cannot resist treating Hispanics as a monolithic bloc, like they do everyone else. But Republicans are smart enough to address them as who they are, not what they are. And this earns respect.

  • Muslims Shouting “Allah Akbar!” Go on Stabbing Rampage in St. Cloud – 8 Injured, One Dead

    09/18/2016 8:04:52 AM PDT · 59 of 64
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Helicondelta

    People who live around Muslims need products like this. And remember, not just their bodies, but surfaces they touch.

    Even easier, just post little stickers that say: "Surface protected with PORK JUICE, product of Israel".

    (Yes, Israel does produce pork.)

  • Wasserman Schultz Says Al Gore Won Florida in 2000, MSNBC Reporter Agrees

    09/18/2016 7:46:47 AM PDT · 36 of 59
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to kevcol
  • Does America Have an ‘Official’ Morality?

    09/18/2016 7:40:50 AM PDT · 21 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NYer

    Since the founding of the US, its people have created a division between the ideas of ethics and morality, as was wanted by the founding fathers.

    As background, since time immemorial, national leaders claimed that they were anointed, sanctified, and placed in office by God or “the gods”, thus to object to their laws and dictates was an affront, not just to them, but “to heaven” as well.

    So our founding fathers did something radical. While they admired and honored God, they were very clear that our constitution and laws are written *by men*, and so could be changed again by men, without offending God.

    But, they also were very concerned that anti-religious radicals would run away with the idea, so very carefully enacted the “endowed by the Creator”, “natural rights” of the Bill of Rights. Specifically out of the realm of man made changes.

    This handled the God-man dichotomy, but it left unsettled the “equality of different religions”.

    Over time, this resulted in the distinction of ethics and morality in the common mind.

    Ethics is seen by the public as adherence to the written law, so that more or less, a politician who claimed to be ethical could be evaluated by the public as to whether he actually was, or not.

    However, a claim of morality by a politician only muddies the water, because the question remains, “Whose morality?” That is, morality is *sectarian*. The morality of a Methodist, a Baptist, a Catholic, a Mormon, a Jew, etc., etc. vary a LOT. Because, in effect, morality is obedience to the “laws of heaven”, not mankind.

    What is certain is that an atheist, of whatever stripe, has no claim to morality *at all*, though they may claim to be ethical. But the essence of morality is that it is *not* self created, subjective or changeable by the individual, which atheists almost have to insist it is.

    While an atheist might live a life that to others appears moral doesn’t matter. It just means they have greater self control. Nothing *guarantees* that they act morally. They could be grotesque, like the Clintons; but they are not, nor have they ever been, moral.

    The best indicator of amorality or immorality is socialism, because it is inherently atheistic, elevating man, in their minds, to take the place of God. So a socialist is never a moral person.

  • Marijuana, California Should Legalize it

    09/18/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · 16 of 76
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    I think the big question is, “Should California Make Marijuana Mandatory?”

    That is, through their mischievous incompetence, arrogance and greed, their state government is rapidly returning California to its natural condition, as is found in the hilarious Steinbeck novel, “Tortilla Flat”.

    If marijuana is just freely available, half the state will soon be reduced to the level of a companion novel, also by Steinbeck, the also very funny, “Cannery Row”.

    However, if they do the smart thing, and make marijuana *mandatory*, soon everyone, from street vagrant to governor, will behave in a much more relaxed and comfortable way, as do the characters in Tortilla Flat.