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  • The Obama Administration’s Operation “Choke Point,” Part 2

    03/29/2015 7:32:39 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldpuppymax

    Fair is fair. When there is a Republican POTUS, Operation Checkpoint should be *continued*, but the list of who is on Operation Checkpoint should be changed.

    To start with, the giant leftist NGOs should be denied all banking or financial services. That would throw a lug wrench into hundreds of leftist schemes. So many of these agitator organizations would wither on the poison ivy vine.

    Then, Planned Parenthood. The big one.

  • Weather Underground bomber unmasked — as city schoolteacher

    03/29/2015 7:29:23 AM PDT · 14 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GrandJediMasterYoda

    I am truly surprised that nobody ever decided to go hunting for these terrorists. As long as they weren’t in a hurry, they could probably take out a half dozen of them, and condemn the rest to perpetual paranoia for the rest of their nasty lives.

  • Who is Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad? (vanity)

    03/29/2015 7:04:26 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 9thLife
    The former leadership board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From top to bottom, left to right: Ernst Stavros Blofeld, Henry Kissinger, Emilio Largo, Richard Armitage, Julius No, Harold Brown, Rosa Klebb, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd.

  • Jade Helm

    03/28/2015 7:15:13 PM PDT · 59 of 60
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to HarleyLady27

    Personally, I’m not overly worried, and I’ll explain why.

    The left hates the military, and more importantly, they are *contemptuous* of the military. They truly believe that the *only* reason people join the military is that “they are too dumb to hold minimum wage jobs.”

    This leads to the left embracing two very bad axioms about the military. The first is that, because military personnel are so stupid, that what they do can be done by anyone with a gun. Remember how years ago, Obama had dreams of raising his own personal army from ghetto scum, gang bangers, and other “yoots”?

    The other axiom is hilariously bad: that military personnel are mindless drones and will obey any orders that anyone gives them.

    The left truly thinks that some leftist apparatchik can just show up and order a military unit around as if he were their commanding officer.

    Which brings us to the current situation.

    Elite forces in the military are far more conservative than even the regular forces, who are very conservative as a group.

    They have been told they are on a training exercise. And as long as they are, fine, and they will train long and hard. But if some political henchman decides he can make mischief with them, like ordering them to arrest people, I can imagine some truly ugly scenarios.

    Ugly to the political henchman, that is.

    What I don’t see them doing is mindlessly obeying orders to attack American citizens. The 1 in 100 who might do that won’t do it, either, because he knows his comrades would make short shrift of him like any other enemy.

  • 2 Dead After West Philly Triple Shooting

    03/28/2015 6:49:57 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Red in Blue PA

    I’m reminded of the scene in the Clint Eastwood movie The Outlaw Josey Wales, when he had a chance meeting with four union soldiers, and shot and killed all four. Later, his Indian companion asked him a question.

    Lone Watie: How did you know which one was goin’ to shoot first?

    Josie Wales: Well, that one in the center: he had a flap holster and he was in no itchin’ hurry. And the one second from the left: he had scared eyes, he wasn’t gonna do nothin’. But that one on the far left: he had crazy eyes. Figured him to make the first move.

    Lone Watie: How ‘bout the one on the right?

    Josie Wales: Never paid him no mind; you were there.

    Lone Watie: I could have missed.

  • The Romance of the Confederacy

    03/28/2015 3:21:17 PM PDT · 105 of 118
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to DoodleDawg

    I couldn’t find a list, just mention of some of the larger and more well known papers.

    “You will take possession by military force, of the printing establishments of the New York World and Journal of Commerce . . . and prohibit any further publication thereof . . . You are therefore commanded forthwith to arrest and imprison . . . The editors, proprietors and publishers of the aforementioned newspapers. (Order of Abraham Lincoln to General John Dix, May 18, 1864)”

  • Jerk Cats Stealing Pizza Because Nothing Is Safe

    03/28/2015 9:28:00 AM PDT · 36 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    A way to deal with friends who either invite themselves to your pizza, or help themselves to more than their fair share is to make a “Russian Roulette Pizza”.

    You get 7 one-inch squares of either yellow or red bell pepper, and 1, one-inch square of correspondingly yellow or red Habanero pepper. Then when they make the pizza, one piece goes under the sauce, cheese and other ingredients, so that all can be seen on the cooked pizza are eight bumps.

  • Dark matter is apparently ‘darker’ than we thought

    03/28/2015 8:42:59 AM PDT · 29 of 47
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    Dark matter was created when the delta ray radiation of Unobtanium, or possibly Kryptonite, bombarded the flatulence of ancient giant space squids.

    Its part of string theory.

  • Man on St. Louis train asked about Michael Brown, attacked

    03/28/2015 8:24:03 AM PDT · 39 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SoCalTransplant

    Compare this to a light rail brawl in Phoenix, where a man interceded with a Japanese style sword to persuade the other two to break it up. They did. No one was harmed.

    Phoenix, AZ, where gun freedom reigns, and swords are not that uncommon any more. Very peaceable place.

  • Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion, Could face life in prison but unlikely

    03/28/2015 8:18:38 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldpuppymax

    The best bet is that he will be given a DD with reduction in rank to private and forfeiture of all pay and allowances due, and dismissed. The reason for this is while absent, he accrued about $100,000 in back pay, which he would lose, along with any other veterans perquisites.

    There is no morale need for him to get free room and board at Leavenworth, and morale and discipline is the purpose of the UCMJ, with justice pulling a distant third.

  • The Romance of the Confederacy

    03/28/2015 8:14:26 AM PDT · 62 of 118
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    It should also be noted that somewhere between 5% and 6% of southerners owned slaves in 1860. Which implies that at that time, 94% or 95% did not. 85% of Southerners owned the land and structures they lived upon, mostly small farms that *competed* with slave labored plantations.

    The slave trade was very profitably financed from New England, and ironically, this paid in large part for the Industrial Revolution in the North, which allowed the North to conquer the South.

    Before 1830, abolitionists in the North had advocated secession, because congress was dominated by the South. After 1830, when the North became dominant, only the South advocated secession.

    Lincoln ordered the closure of 300 northern newspapers that either supported the South or advocated peace. Jefferson Davis did not close any, even those vigorously opposed to the war, secession or slavery.

  • Let there be light!

    03/28/2015 7:42:04 AM PDT · 13 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rickmichaels

    It’s important to distinguish the three forms of environmentalism.

    1) The largest, most obnoxious, and utterly indifferent to the environment form of environmentalism is leftist environmentalism. For them, environmental causes are like all the other causes they subvert and take over, just means to political and economic power over others.

    Their techniques for doing this points them out as scoundrels. First and foremost, the *only* things they will allow to “help” a given part of the environment are things that increase their political and economic power. Any other suggestions of addressing the given problem are strongly shot down, because if they work, there is no need to give political power and money to the leftists.

    They especially hate simple solutions to such problems, that can be accomplished quickly and with minimal expense, because this is exactly the opposite of what they want.

    The bottom line is that they do not really care at all for the environment, and are more than willing for ecological catastrophe to happen as long as they “get theirs”.

    Another, more subtle aspect of leftist environmentalism is based in greed. That they believe they own nature, and that it is their private property, no trespassing allowed by non-leftists.

    2) The second form of environmentalism is likewise negative in character. I would call it “Whig” environmentalism. These are business oriented people who see all nature, everywhere, as something to exploit for profit. While a little of this is good, too much is just grotesque.

    In their own weird way they think they love nature, because they see natural beauty as very marketable, raising the value of the condos or shopping malls they want to put in the middle of it. But there is no end to this until every last bit it covered in asphalt or concrete.

    Many places have embraced the idea of the law of diminishing returns, so are trying to keep lower density living as well as preserve the attractive nature in the area. So the end game of “Whig” environmentalists is to “go green”, to still be grasping but to give vocal support to mostly leftist environmentalists.

    3) The third form of environmentalism is “conservative environmentalism”. It is truly a moderate system, focused on development within reason, conserving nature and some preserving of nature, repairing problems in nature such as breeding more endangered plants, animals and even insects for eventual release, while abating harmful and invasive ones.

    Conservative environmentalists do the “heavy lifting” in environmentalism, but what they do is purposeful and gets results, just another reason for leftist environmentalists to bitterly hate them.

  • Invest in Food

    03/28/2015 6:18:35 AM PDT · 38 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kartographer

    The Germans have a good idea by traditionally setting aside some land near the cities, for individuals to have small gardens, which produce a lot of fresh food for their families.

    This being said, if you look at a suburban area with front and back yards, you have a lot of premium land. And acting in cooperation to produce varied crops year around, they could go a long way in feeding not just their suburb, but even having extra food of limited varieties.

  • Teacher accused of selling heroin is superintendent’s daughter

    03/27/2015 2:11:33 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rightwingintelligentsia

    Prescription painkillers —> black market prescription painkillers —> “I’ll just smoke or snort heroin, because it is cheaper” —> IV heroin addiction.

  • Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can’t Guess

    03/27/2015 12:48:28 PM PDT · 32 of 36
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Utilizer

    That is why you use different passwords at different levels of activity.

    For instance, the perhaps 10 or so passwords you use online for important sites, should be unmemorable characters in an unusual number greater than say 17 characters. If they are “junk” sites that do not have personal or financial information on them, they don’t need greater security, so can be throwaway logins and passwords.

    Importantly, you DO NOT store these passwords on your computer, or let your browser store them, either. Instead, you keep them in a vault, typically 2 thumb drives, both of which are protected by your “dice” password.

    This means it is far more likely that your password will be compromised by the online site than by you. So every one of these 17 character passwords should be “dated for freshness”, and changed periodically, say once each six months.

  • Gingrich says GOP doesn’t really want to repeal Obamacare

    03/27/2015 11:36:28 AM PDT · 55 of 56
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Healthcare must entirely voluntary. Which includes paying for it.

    This should be part of a prohibition against the US government having any direct contact with individual citizens, not through their states.

    Not even the military draft is done directly, but through the states. Federal taxes may be *required* of citizens because of the 16th Amendment, but they should be funneled through the states, not direct.

    There is no legitimate reason for the federal government to ever involve itself in our lives, as individuals. None. If they want to interact with me, do it through my state.

  • Invest in Food

    03/27/2015 11:29:09 AM PDT · 23 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kartographer

    Don’t speculate with food, or you will lose. Since the turn of the 20th Century, the US has had such an overabundance of food that it is an economic problem.

    Even at the height of the Dust Bowl, when tens of thousands of farms were wiped out from Texas to Canada, there was still a crushing surplus of food. When the Great Depression-era deflation hit (currency shortage), food was worth less than it cost to bring it to market.

    So, at the same time as corn was being burned as fuel, people in the cities worried about starving.

    FDR intervened, with emphasis on reducing the surplus *first*, and then providing some of the surplus to soup kitchens to feed the hungry and unemployed. Only by reducing the surplus could agriculture hope to recover.

    So FDR created the Federal Surplus Relief Corporation, and one of their first acts was to drive, with armed police, from farm to farm, killing and burying pigs in the highly decentralized pork industry.

    The FSRC killed and destroyed SIX MILLION pigs, and that was just the start. Farms entire harvests were confiscated and destroyed, and the families told that they were no longer farmers, but to move to the city, or starve.

    Everyone today should remember the vast amount of corn that was set aside to produce ethanol. While it did drive up prices in many things *some*, there was no real crisis. It barely made a dent in our food supply.

    Yet enough ethanol was produced to support every gas station in the US, with perhaps 10% of the fuel they sold.

    In 2014, 136.78 billion gallons of gasoline were sold in the US. Imagine how much corn was needed to produce the ethanol one tenth of that, 13.7 billion gallons?

  • Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can’t Guess

    03/27/2015 11:06:46 AM PDT · 21 of 36
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Utilizer

    For just daily use passwords, Gibson Research Corporation has a website that refreshes with a string of 63 or 64 random characters, and you can help yourself to as many as you like.

    Then *these* logins and passwords you would keep in a secure file vault with greater decryption protection.

    I might add that it is very useful to keep a “master key” hidden in perpetual archive storage on some unimpressive websites around the world. Just a seemingly random stream of characters that you put there from somebody else’s computer.

  • Inflatable colon draws attention to cancer in EKY (Video)

    03/26/2015 5:25:57 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that since the porn industry started pushing anal sex like it was normal and healthy, there has been a marked increase in the number of cases of colon cancer.

  • Japan PM Abe to address joint session of U.S. Congress

    03/26/2015 3:38:53 PM PDT · 5 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Obama throwing another hissy-fit in 3...2...1...

  • Gregory Walcott, Actor in ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space,’ Dies at 87

    03/26/2015 12:15:21 PM PDT · 36 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to massmike

    Everything Al Gore knows about science he learned from that movie. Which is why as a senator he pushed for the Solaranite test ban treaty with Freedonia, Latveria, and France.

    “Take a can of your gasoline. Say this can of gasoline is the sun. Now, you spread a thin line of it to a ball, representing the earth. Now, the gasoline represents the sunlight, the sun particles. Here we saturate the ball with the gasoline, the sunlight. Then we put a flame to the ball. The flame will speedily travel around the earth, back along the line of gasoline to the can, or the sun itself. It will explode this source and spread to every place that gasoline, our sunlight, touches. Explode the sunlight here, gentlemen, you explode the universe. Explode the sunlight here and a chain reaction will occur direct to the sun itself and to all the planets that sunlight touches, to every planet in the universe. This is why you must be stopped. This is why any means must be used to stop you. In a friendly manner or as (it seems) you want it.”

    Which, unsurprisingly, makes more sense than the theories supporting man made global warming.

  • Mental Exam Ordered for Man Accused in Workplace Beheading

    03/26/2015 9:15:30 AM PDT · 18 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BerniesFriend

    The judge has to do this, or any guilty verdict would easily be overturned on appeal. It is part of the ritual.

    On the plus side, since in the 1960s and 1970s, scoundrels abused the insanity defense, it is a *lot* harder to make these days. Unless somebody has so obviously stripped their brain gears so much that they are “Tiki as a coco” this defense will not work.

    To make things worse, if they are judged insane, it likely means they will spend 23 out of every 24 hours drugged to the gills, only being allowed to wake up to eat, poop and shower. Then back to bed. For the rest of their natural lives. Coma warehousing.

  • Ford cars slow when they see speed-limit signs

    03/25/2015 3:11:47 PM PDT · 29 of 46
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NormsRevenge

    I think some motor company thought about doing this 30-40 years ago. It was about as popular as hemorrhoids. They quickly dropped the idea.

    The number one problem, I believe, is that frequently, out of safety, people have to exceed the speed limit, sometimes just for a few seconds, otherwise because they think they *have* to.

    “Oh, gee, the wife has gone into labor, but the speed limit en route to the hospital is only 25 mph. So, sorry, honey. I guess the baby will have to wait! It’s only 10 miles!”

    Exceeding the speed limit is one of the primary ways to avoid other people’s accidents.

  • So, ISIS Militants Tried Using Artillery on U.S. Forces...

    03/25/2015 1:38:29 PM PDT · 15 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to wtd

    I couldn’t decide if it was a 130mm or a 152mm.

  • Concealed Carry Holder in Utah Risks His Safety to Save Man From Knife Attacker [VIDEO]

    03/25/2015 11:55:24 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Rio

    “The police did state, however, that they’d prefer if people not put themselves in jeopardy like Nick did.”

    And what way would that be? Nick seems to have managed nicely, with little or no jeopardy to his person, unless the knife-man had a confederate unknown to Nick. An judging from the picture, had the knife-man tried anything, Nick would have ventilated him handily.

  • Report: FBI still outgunned by terror threat

    03/25/2015 11:50:09 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    I remember when there used to be a clear delineation: FBI for domestic security, CIA for international security. But both agencies hated that, for the simple reason that it told both of them there was somewhere where “they couldn’t go.”

    This goes against the grain for both police and intelligence agencies, who tell themselves they could do so much more if they are just “untied”. But the truth is just the opposite.

    When any form of government wants to expand beyond its limits, its “main mission” suffers. The bureaucrats’ pipe dream always begins with, “My job would be so much easier, if...”

    But what *invariably* results, is that the bureaucracy spends all of its time on wasteful minutiae, while the “main mission”, the “big stuff” gets ignored. It is a recipe for disaster.

    The US is heading in the same direction as did East Germany towards the end. While their country was impoverished and falling apart, as well as horribly polluted, due almost entirely to neglect, almost *half* of their population had been coerced into laying information about the other half.

    Warehouses filled with dossiers on every person in that country. Vast amounts of useless and petty trivia: how much toilet paper they used, and the amount of time they spent in the bathroom, to the second.

    And the bureaucrats were convinced that every bit of that useless and worthless trivia was life or death important. While at the same time their stores were empty, their people were miserable, and their lives were moribund.

    This is what our government agencies want as well. Not to do their jobs, but to do other bureaucrats jobs, and to force on everybody else a meaningless, life in a fishbowl life. Meanwhile ignoring everything important, and real threats that are obvious.

  • RPT: Michelle Obama’s Mandate Will Require Daycares to Weigh Children

    03/25/2015 7:01:12 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai
    Which just means that parents who want to raise their children without offensive government intrusion will need to create something other than day care for them.

  • Nestle chairman: Time to turn off the water taps

    03/25/2015 6:53:13 AM PDT · 45 of 62
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Hey, Nestle’s chairman. Denying people water will not provide a drop of water to those that need it. Denial and rationing are props used by socialists to create and maintain their power over others. They help no one in any substantive way, yet they hurt a lot of people in the process.

    If you really care, there are many technologies that can provide vast amounts of potable water to those in need. And these technologies are getting better and better, as well as less expensive.

    “I don’t think it’s a human right to fill up a swimming pool. I don’t think it’s a human right to wash cars. I don’t think it’s a human right to water a golf course,” he said.

    Obviously this man has too much money. Were he to use it to give water to the poor, people could still have their swimming pools, wash their cars, and water their golf courses, even if Obama uses them.

    Unless he puts his money where his mouth is, instead of just whining that government should hurt people, he is just another hypocritical socialist, who doesn’t deserve the right time of day.

  • Three of Utah's eight death row inmates have CHOSEN to die by firing squad

    03/25/2015 6:45:26 AM PDT · 31 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CorporateStepsister

    There is a deeper meaning here. Lethal injection is felt by many to be dehumanizing, making a person die like an animal instead of a human being, even if they are a murderer.

    Granted, socialists intensely dislike the death penalty for criminals, for myriad bizarre, twisted reasons, preferring instead to slaughter the helpless with abortion and euthanasia. But in their case it *always* contains a strong element of dehumanization. Children in the womb aren’t humans, but just tissue; and the elderly and incapacitated are just disposable, like trash.

    Socialists hate individuality, and want people to become generic, gray things, seeing the conformity of the herd of sheep, or even a hive of bees, as preferable to looking at their face in the mirror and seeing what an utter failure they are as people.

    Even a savage murderer, facing his death upright, be it by hanging or firing squad, is a human being first, an individual, and thus better than any number of socialists.

    Certainly he may be hated by society and those who he has killed and their families, but his real judgment is yet to come, and not for other people to make.

    Justice can only demand his life, not his humanity. His life should be enough.

  • A Scientific Model Of What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like (And Where Not To Hide)

    03/24/2015 5:20:31 PM PDT · 87 of 100
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PapaBear3625

    Much of a muchness. Black basalt gives off heat all night long and is nowhere near cool by dawn. And this is after the zombies had hiked across a waterless desert.

    Years ago, when the government was contemplating very long term storage of high grade nuclear waste, perhaps 500 or a thousand years in the future, they seriously considered covering the site with a mountain of black basalt boulders. Only very slowly eroding, it would make treasure hunting on the site extremely hard.

  • No love lost: Microsoft tries to block Linux on Windows machines

    03/24/2015 4:04:53 PM PDT · 33 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ShadowAce

    Lots of big corporations have severely hurt themselves by taking a “my way or the highway” approach. Sony comes to mind with Betamax and several other schemes.

    Right now Microsoft is “danger close” to forcing millions of users to use Linux exclusively. It does so by being arrogant, insulting, intrusive, and so top heavy that users have no other choice.

    All that is needed is for some company to produce a version of Linux that is efficient because it provides what users want, not what they think users need.

  • Suspect in Benedict College instructor killing in custody in FL

    03/24/2015 3:50:15 PM PDT · 7 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Gamecock

    The victim worked in the School of Education, Health and Human Services in the Child Development Center.

  • A Scientific Model Of What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like (And Where Not To Hide)

    03/24/2015 3:39:36 PM PDT · 75 of 100
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kartographer

    I figure living on a black basalt mountain in the middle of a desert is good, as the zombies would be jerky long before they got near. Black basalt can get to 200F and higher.

  • This reality show about married swingers is crazy, but not for the reason you think

    03/24/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · 3 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to armydawg505
  • First one in: Karl Rove on Ted Cruz's window of opportunity

    03/24/2015 7:47:36 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Rove was “damning Cruz with praise”. It has long been known in politics that the public tends to distrust academics and those who are “over educated”, and generally do not want to vote for them, in favor of someone “more common”.

    And Rove is very aware of this. Plus, he hates Cruz. Cruz threatens Rove’s establishment Republicans as well as Rove’s own livelihood.

  • Are Low-Salt Diets Necessary (or Healthy) for Most People?

    03/24/2015 7:38:29 AM PDT · 22 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Perdogg
    In physiology, the primary ions of electrolytes are sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+), chloride (Cl−), hydrogen phosphate (HPO42−), and hydrogen carbonate (HCO3−). Importantly, these act in a *balance* with each other, and the body is quite good at maintaining this balance, unless you consume a lot of one over a long period of time, or starve yourself of one over a long period of time. If there is a concern about sodium, it should reflect that table salt (sodium chloride) is not the only form of sodium that is found in our food, and health problems might be caused not by the sodium, but the other things combined with sodium. My personal favorite in Original Chex Mix. In the section of its nutrition label that says "Contains 2% or less", it includes "salt" (sodium chloride), "baking soda" (sodium bicarbonate), trisodium phosphate, disodium inosinate, and disodium guanylate. A 1/2 cup serving contains 210mg of sodium, or 9% of adult daily value of sodium. A single bag has 8 servings.
  • Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions...

    03/24/2015 7:13:53 AM PDT · 17 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GrandJediMasterYoda

    Zimmerman could make a huge amount of money, and fast, by just painting pictures. It could resolve a lot of his debt, and even make him enough to live on for decades.

    And truthfully, it should be outlandish, because it would bring in higher bids. For example, paint a picture of himself as a saint with a halo, on Earth, while below in Hell, Obama, Holder, and Trayvon Martin burn as devils.

    Just the motif of Obama as Satan would likely be worth over a hundred grand. Used on a dozen different “original Zimmermans”, it would become Obama’s legacy.

    However this is a limited time offer. Zimmerman’s 15 minutes of fame will not last forever.

  • What does Ted Cruz believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues

    03/23/2015 3:58:51 PM PDT · 32 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    I would add a lot more to the Ted Cruz wish list, but much of what needs to be done is constitutionally essential, but not what could be called crowd pleasers, that is, most people would have no idea what it meant.

    Remember that by all accounts, Cruz is a master of constitutional law and theory. Not a fraud like Obama, Cruz is the real deal.

    And if he can win the primary, it will be the year of the Tea Party.

  • I Eat Garbage to Save Money and Help Reduce Food Waste

    03/23/2015 3:47:21 PM PDT · 49 of 51
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to mojito

    The psychology here is of a “cat woman”, hoarder, bag lady.

  • Are school surveys about gun ownership legal in NY?

    03/23/2015 3:40:52 PM PDT · 35 of 51
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Dutch Boy

    This is a great opportunity to teach your son how to avoid villains. Even in the 1960s, scoundrels foisted horribly twisted surveys on children, with the intent of generating lies that the scoundrels would use to try and change public policy.

    And even back then, 5th graders could see through the scam, with many refusing to participate. The teacher’s response was to tell them, with considerable cynicism, that it didn’t matter what the students wrote on the surveys, even if they left them blank, because it would be adjusted to fit the purpose of the scoundrels.

    In this case, assuming that you have guns, instruct your son to say that you do not. Just in case the survey is not as anonymous as it says it is.

    Let him know that the people behind this survey are a dangerous form of evil. They are utterly ruthless, and if given the opportunity would hurt or destroy your family. So this is no joke.

    Under no circumstance should he ever tell strangers information about his family. If they might have a legitimate reason, direct them to talk to the parents.

    The bottom line is that they are just another form of “stranger danger”.

  • Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

    03/23/2015 3:26:35 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Dead Corpse

    Yes, but dreams grounded in reality have a much better chance of coming true. Real force fields might happen, but it will be a gradual process. The end result being a much better force field.

  • Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

    03/23/2015 10:08:59 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kartographer

    The story was overwritten. What Boeing did was simple enough. For a very short period of time, they can create a different density in the air that will reduce a blast wave, but cannot stop anything solid.

  • Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, 2015

    03/22/2015 6:20:01 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    Being armed on public transportation reminds me of the incident on Phoenix light rail when two men decided to beat up another man, but a fourth man interceded to break it up with a Wakizashi, a smaller sword than a Katana, or Samurai sword.

    That is, in one of the great places for gun liberty, there are still swords carried about.

  • BREAKING: New Mexico Passes Bill To Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

    03/22/2015 6:06:47 PM PDT · 79 of 79
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PJ-Comix

    This bill doesn’t go far enough. It needs to prohibit local police from directly receiving the benefits (payoffs) from the feds when they do CAF. Typically, even if they were not part of the bust, they get a 10% bribe.

    To make matters much worse, they can only spend their bribe in “the federal store”, buying things like military surplus weapons, armored vehicles, explosives, and advanced communications equipment that gives the feds the ability to easily listen in on their activities.

    In effect, CAF has directly funded the paramilitarization of local police departments, without US congressional or state legislative involvement.

  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 9:54:11 AM PDT · 56 of 69
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Beave Meister

    Response by Netanyahu:

    “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”

  • Confederate Flag License Plate Battle Reaches Supreme Court

    03/22/2015 9:25:10 AM PDT · 23 of 87
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to DUMBGRUNT

    What always must be considered in cases heard by the SCOTUS is how their decision *may* be applied in very different situations. For this reason, the court subdivides its decisions into four types: whether it is a “blanket” decision, applying across the US; or a regional decision, applying only in those states of a particular federal district court; one that only affects a particular state. And finally, whether their decision applies just to this particular case.

    In this particular case, consider the extremes. On one side, if states cannot exclude vanity license plates based on content, what if some loathsome group submits a generally offensive plate? On the other extreme, that states would be prohibited from issuing any themed plates.

    In the latter case, right now, all of the states issue “Gold Star” vanity plates, as well as “veteran” and “purple heart” plates. Code Pink hates these and calls them extremist so they should be banned.

  • Sam & Dave - Soul Man -- #2 Hot 100 chart hit (3:42 min)_

    03/21/2015 7:07:14 PM PDT · 7 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to virgil283

    For a lot of people this is associated with an instrumental piece, “Time is Tight”, by Booker T. & The MG’s.

  • To Many, Fat Stigma Makes Obesity Smell Foul

    03/21/2015 8:24:57 AM PDT · 55 of 89
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to wintertime

    It might help to adjust your intestinal flora.

    While there are between 300-1000 different kinds of intestinal bacteria, 30-40 kinds take up almost all of the physical space. And this group is dominated by two phylum of bacteria, the Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes.

    The Firmicutes are evolutionarily newer, are aerobic, and they are very capable of digesting what you eat to provide you with a lot of nutrition. When people consume “probiotics” it means almost exclusively Firmicutes. Most carbohydrates are digested by them.

    The Bacteroidetes are evolutionarily much older, are anaaerobic, and exist in the lower bowel and colon, where they mostly digest resistant starch and fiber. They do not provide much nutrition to us while doing so.

    Importantly, the Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes exist in an about 75:25% ratio. If you have more Firmicutes in the ratio, your nutrition is better and you tend to gain weight. If you have more Bacteroidetes in the ratio, you do not get as much nutrition from your food and tend to lose weight. But there are many twists and turns to this.

    Most people also have a kind of “Archaea” in them, that sort of looks like a bacteria, but isn’t, so much that it is evolutionarily closer to us than to bacteria. Importantly, Archaea eat things that bacteria don’t, especially hydrogen gas, a waste product of bacteria. The Archaea convert it to methane.

    This matters, because bacteria digestion is limited by the hydrogen it produces, which poisons the bacteria. Since the Archaea consumes this hydrogen, the bacteria can digest more and for longer. Providing more nutrition to their host.

    A bacterial villain is a genus of bacteria called Enterobacter, that is strongly associated with obesity, to the point that when it is put into slim test animals they become obese. In an obese person, they so dominate all the other bacteria that they take up as much as 1/3rd of the space.

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  • To Many, Fat Stigma Makes Obesity Smell Foul

    03/21/2015 7:45:30 AM PDT · 54 of 89
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steelfish

    This assumes, of course, that the obese do not have substantially worse body odor than those who are slender. But this might not be true.

    Body odor is caused by bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids.

    “People who are obese, those who regularly eat spicy foods, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are more susceptible to having body odor.”

    So people may not be odorifically biased against the obese because they are obese, but because they actually are *stinky*.

  • San Jose Woman Fined for Illegal Collection of Stuffed Wildlife

    03/21/2015 7:38:57 AM PDT · 28 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TheZMan

    It is that they are endangered animals.

    The textbook example was that for many years, the US government claimed ownership of all bald eagles, and parts thereof. And this got weird, because eagle feathers are a big part of Indian religious ceremonies. At first, when a dead eagle was recovered, the government would remove then laser serial number each feather shaft. Tribes would have to request a given number of eagle feathers for a particular event, the paperwork would take months, then sign for the feathers. Then after the ceremony they would be returned to the government.

    Violating the rules, killing an eagle or even harvesting a dead eagle had a whopping fine and jail time.

    Fortunately, because of the eagle woman up in Alaska, there is now a surfeit of eagles. Turns out the solution to an endangered species is making more of them.