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Posts by yefragetuwrabrumuy

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  • She Rides By Van: The Hillary Clinton Launch

    04/17/2015 5:40:56 PM PDT · 21 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steelfish
    The idea of Hillary in a van reminds me of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 space van, driven by the sadistic Pearl Forrester. L to R: TV's Frank, Observer, Pearl Forrester and Professor Bobo. An imbecile henchman, a pseudo-intellectual "Observer" who claims to be omnipotent and omniscient, but who fails miserably at both, Hillary herself, and Professor Bobo, a not very bright ape.

  • State Rep. advocates arming domestic abuse victims (IN)

    04/17/2015 5:14:57 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to digger48

    I know of a real, living example of this where it worked great.

    Many years ago now, a judge became sick of seeing the same abused women appearing before him time and again, their husbands or boyfriends ignoring the “mere scrap of paper” court orders that they stay away from their victims.

    So he issued a different kind of bench order, requiring the abused women to have a loaded gun with them when in public, and that they must carry a copy of that bench order with them to show to any police officer who asks about the gun.

    He soon included the idea that if they could not afford a gun and bullets, the judge would pay for them.

    Importantly, the number of women appearing before him twice dropped to zero, yet nobody needed to be shot. When the police figured this out, they took up a collection to help the judge pay for the guns and bullets.

    This worked for several years, until the judge retired, and his replacement was horrified with the idea of giving guns to abused women, so discontinued the program.

    So while this is a good idea, it does need to be accompanied by a protective order. The reason being is that protective orders are a “two way street”, not only keeping the abuser from approaching the victim, but it is also a violation of the order for the victim to approach the abuser.

    Thus the order would protect both parties, because if the abuser violated the order to approach the victim, they would have no legal defense because they had violated the order. The same if the abused person decided to go hunting for their abuser. If they paid them a visit and shot them, they could not claim self defense.

  • Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash [Zech 5]

    04/17/2015 4:50:08 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jan_Sobieski

    You might need to reassess the idea based on some simple concepts.

    1) Anything in abundance can be “money”. Optimally it is something smaller than commodities of trade, and when recognized as such by those involved in a trade, it represents a ‘token’ of exchange.

    2) This is why socialists want to ration *everything*. Because *anything* that exists in abundance and is wanted can be used as money, which can strip the socialists of control.

    3) The Bible is very clear that its references to money means “the coin of Caesar”. So yes, indeed, such money is of, by, and for Caesar, even if it is widely used, and can be taken away by Caesar, or even eliminated, if Caesar wants. (And this economist is suggesting).

    4) In economics, “Gresham’s law” is known as an “Iron Rule of Economics”, simply put, it is that “bad money pushes out good money.” If there are two competing types of money, the lesser valued money will be used and the more valuable money saved.

    So say the government declares that all greenbacks must go electronic by a given date. This means that at first, everybody wants to spend their money as fast as possible. But after that date, *any* alternative currency becomes much more valuable than electronic money.

    Anything in abundance.

  • Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash [Zech 5]

    04/17/2015 4:28:03 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jan_Sobieski

    It used to be diagnostic for a person being evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine their mental health, if the person would tell the psychiatrist what he *really* thought, without hesitation or evasion, it was a good indicator that he indeed was mentally ill.

    Of course, what he really thought was likely bizarre, irrational, or so fantastic that it could not be believed. To the point where it could not pass the common sense “sniff test”.

    I mention this because the same rule applies to economists.

    That is, living in their white towers, imagining endless economic theories, they often reach laughable conclusions that they cannot see are laughable. Often they are simplified as well to the point where any sane person would say that their ideas are ridiculous.

    “Abolishing cash” is one of these farcical notions. It typically means that it is time for them to retire and start a turkey farm.

  • Sens. Rubio and Paul Skip Signing Congressional Supreme Court Marriage Brief (Cruz signed)

    04/17/2015 9:58:30 AM PDT · 33 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jack Black

    Marriage creates a vital biological advantage for humans.

    In all animals, the male objective is for his DNA to continue in his offspring, through as many females as possible. But females have two objectives: the best male DNA for their offspring, which may include different male DNA for different offspring; and to have the help of a male provider to help her raise her offspring.

    But monogamous marriage has a big advantage over this, in that by agreeing to limit it to one female, there is a much greater chance of any offspring with his DNA. For her part, limiting it to one male is in exchange for the same male to provide for her offspring.

    And the children of marriage get a huge advantage, in that with two parents they are raised on a “success” mode of behavior. With a single parent, they are raised with a “survival” mode, which means a 60% higher chance of their being a criminal offender.

    Leftists have long looked at the corruptions of marriage, the dowry and forced marriage, and concluded that all marriage is just a social “contrivance” which should be discarded.

    However, marriage does have a weakness as well. It is that it must be a “socially enforced” contract. That once a couple are married they are “hands off” to other people under penalty of law.

    Since government is unwilling or unable to socially enforce marriage, religion intervened to protect it (a very long time ago), making it sacred, so that to interfere with it would break not just the secular law, but the religious law as well.

  • American Woman Wounded in Shooting in Karachi, Pakistan

    04/17/2015 5:45:41 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to E. Pluribus Unum

    Quite possibly. But it really got its legs during GWII in Iraq and Pakistan.

  • American Woman Wounded in Shooting in Karachi, Pakistan

    04/16/2015 5:58:55 PM PDT · 4 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to E. Pluribus Unum

    I’ve long suspected that the “two men on a motorcycle” assassination teams are often, if not always, employed by some intelligence agency. This is because, if done properly in an urban area, it is very easy for them to get away.

    It used to be such a popular assassination technique that it was worth it to try and find out why the target had been chosen, and by who. That is, when an “ordinary” person was hit, they might not have been as ordinary as they seemed.

  • Woman removed from plane for poking snoring passenger with pen

    04/16/2015 3:12:07 PM PDT · 13 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    The proper action would have been to summon the stewardess, then express concern that the snorer “has a medical condition”, so it may not be safe for them to fly. This would make the argument between the snorer and the airline.

    Great pun, though.

  • Sens. Rubio and Paul Skip Signing Congressional Supreme Court Marriage Brief (Cruz signed)

    04/16/2015 3:10:10 PM PDT · 24 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jack Black

    This presents its own problems.

    To start off with, marriage is a religious sacrament, which the government has long tried to take over, offering incentives to married couples, then mandating that only the government can make a couple “legally” married.

    For the conservative and Orthodox churches, a far better solution would be to try and take back their sacrament with an ecumenical agreement. The most important part of which is to *not* recognize secular marriage made outside of this pact.

    This would make marriage either religious or secular again.

    As before, purely religious marriages would have to shun any government benefits bestowed on married couples; which would mean that government would at first *only* give benefits to secular married people.

    But then, there would be pressure for government to discontinue benefits solely because a couple were married.

    It took a very long time for us to get to this point, so a fix won’t come overnight. But if you want it done right, it is better to be slow and methodical about things.

  • Teachers Barred From Giving Students Free Bibles at Okla. School After Atheists Threaten Lawsuit

    04/16/2015 1:40:39 PM PDT · 14 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind

    There is a long standing solution to this, but really for older children. That is for someone to set up a free distribution booth just off of school grounds.

    The problem with younger children is that they are shepherded to the point where they are on the school buses, so they cannot easily get to where the Bibles are offered.

    Another means is to offer the kids postcards, that if they want a Bible delivered to their home, they can just drop it in the mail.

  • One-Third of Dutch GP Physicians Would Kill the Mentally Ill

    04/16/2015 1:35:58 PM PDT · 19 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Heartlander

    Physician assisted murder will only end when these physicians face the revenge of family members or their proxies.

    It would only take a few homicides of these serial killers to convince the others that murder isn’t as fun as it sounds.

    It doesn’t even need the knowledge or cooperation of the families of these murder victims. Just someone who is a firm believer in “eye for an eye” justice.

    They have all the advantages. They can choose the method, means, time and date. They can use an M.O. or not, or both. And they can let everyone know why these murderers were killed, or not. They murderers are generally smart people, and can do the math themselves.

  • Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

    04/16/2015 1:25:43 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    “It’s just a malignant tumor. Let the next Pope handle it.”

  • Lawmakers reach deal to move Obama trade agenda (ceding yet more power to the executive)

    04/16/2015 1:12:31 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to cotton1706

    This “trade deal” is unrepentant evil, and will cause harm, perhaps irreparable harm to America. It has been stalled and halted in congress for very good reasons, and for congress to abandon its responsibilities because they are difficult is both cowardly and shows a willingness to allow America to be destroyed for petty, short term reasons.

  • Sens. Rubio and Paul Skip Signing Congressional Supreme Court Marriage Brief (Cruz signed)

    04/16/2015 1:09:28 PM PDT · 9 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to VinL

    It should be remarked to the SCOTUS that the most powerful advocates of homosexual marriage is *not* the people, *or* the individual states, but a relatively small group of federal judges who are *thrilled* with the idea.

    Thrilled enough to force 230 million Americans to do what they want.

    So this decision by the SCOTUS goes beyond the argument itself, to requiring a directive from the SCOTUS chastising these federal judges for their dictatorial arrogance, and directing them to determine the constitutionality of the law, *not* to make it themselves, *and* to defer to the states and the people, that *they* have the right and authority to determine the law and what is constitutional as well, *superior* to that of federal judges.

  • Should meat be taxed like alcohol and cigarettes?

    04/16/2015 1:03:22 PM PDT · 33 of 96
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    How about a tax on journalists?

  • John McCain’s Growing Electability Problem

    04/16/2015 10:07:45 AM PDT · 33 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to cotton1706

    John McCain has so rigged the system in Arizona that they might as well rename the Republican party the McCain party.

    He has ordered that all precinct chairmen that are not loyal to him be replaced, and that has already been done. I’m surprised that they haven’t decided to limit the primary ballots to just his name.

    And last but not least, his beer heiress wife has very deep pockets and will fund him as much money as he needs, so he cannot have his funding cut off. And with his vicious temper, anyone who dares run against him will be politically and personally destroyed, their reputation ruined by the meanest political operative mercenaries he can buy.

    So until the angel of death removes him from this mortal coil, the only chance to get rid of him is if the Democrats have a moment of lucidity enough to nominate a candidate who isn’t a frothing radical.

    Seriously, if there is such a Democrat, they would get a huge number of crossover votes from Republicans.

    I would recommend that any Republican who dared to run against him register and run as a Democrat, then switch back to the Republicans when elected.

  • 'Dangerous' radioactive material stolen in Mexico

    04/16/2015 6:41:34 AM PDT · 13 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to McGruff

    It has a half-life of 73.83 days.

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: It's time for a medical marijuana revolution

    04/16/2015 6:39:54 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    Medical marijuana is and always will be “peanuts” compared to the big money of legalizing hemp production.

    Right now, paper products are a major component in the commodities market, and hemp paper, which is of much better and more durable quality than wood pulp paper, could take over much of that industry. We’re talking multiple billions of dollars into the economy every year, perhaps a hundred thousand new jobs, etc.

    But what about wood pulp? Instead of pulping old growth forests, which is a tremendous waste of wood, that wood could be used for products like lumber, which has been very inflated for many years, as well as chip board and plywood.

    In turn, this would drive down the price of construction and all other wooden goods.

    The bottom line is that hemp agriculture is a lot like mining. The value of the hemp, or ore, itself is good, but its real economic impact comes from what is made of it.

  • Handy Chart: More conservative, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul?

    04/15/2015 7:17:25 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Bringbackthedraft

    Truthfully, while I wish he could be POTUS, I think he could do a lot more, faster, and for much longer if he was appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court, replacing a liberal.

    Having clear conservative dominance equates to conservatives controlling a branch of government. To a great extent, a POTUS can be neutralized by a hostile, or even indifferent congress. But a conservative SCOTUS could seriously impact a hundred years of progressivism.

    To start with, they would kill Obamacare dead.

    Then a major crackdown on the out of control bureaucracy.

    A restoration of heterosexual only marriage.

    Serious restrictions on abortion and an end of federal money for abortion and Planned Parenthood.

    The list goes on and on, and whether it was a 5-4 decision or a 6-3 decision, it is just 5 or 6 votes, without all the congressional b.s.

  • Handy Chart: More conservative, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul?

    04/15/2015 4:01:16 PM PDT · 17 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ObamahatesPACoal

    I think it’s more important to note that Cruz is by all accounts a brilliant constitutional and legal scholar. But what this means is lost on a lot of people.

    Many people imagine the presidency as being like a one hour TV drama, in which at the beginning, somebody runs into the president’s office and says, “Mr. president, we have a *problem*!” And then, for the next 45 minutes, the president works to solve that problem *for good*.

    Sounds stupid, and it is.

    The reality is that the POTUS must always think in terms of tactics, strategy, history and the future. Which is a LOT harder than it sounds. And, as Clint Eastwood said in one of his movies, “A man has to know his limitations.”

    But Cruz would enter the office knowing what he *can* do, and what he *might* be able to do. And he will have to use political tactics to do these things, as part of a larger strategy.

    Much of a president’s time in office is spent “getting their ducks in a row”, to achieve a given result. They must manage the congressional process, and get assurances that what they are doing will survive legal challenges.

    While doing so, they must keep their plans secret, as any hint will permit those opposed to him to muster defenses against the idea.

    They also need to plan for things that may take a very long time to bring about, and won’t be brought about by them. This is called “getting the ball rolling.” And hoping that it has so much momentum that it will achieve that goal.

    It is also very hard on one’s ego, after having worked very hard to get something accomplished, it is accomplished, but you not only do not get credit for it, but your worst political enemies might.

    Supporters demand results on what they care about, even if only they care about it, and it is impractical or close to impossible for you to do. And they will curse you for the “failure.”

    “You might have created unicorns, but they are not *magical* unicorns!”

    Being POTUS is not an easy job. So it is better to vie for somebody who is smart and motivated, and not to be disappointed when they are not perfect.

  • Media Flock After Hillary Clinton’s ‘Mystery Machine’ Like A Bee To Honey

    04/15/2015 3:23:14 PM PDT · 32 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cincinatus' Wife

    More like “flies to ****!”.

  • Man shoots at armadillo, bullet hits mother-in-law

    04/15/2015 3:16:54 PM PDT · 39 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to JoeProBono

    Get me 5cc of baby armadillo, stat (from imgur)


  • We Thought We Were Free

    04/15/2015 1:16:07 PM PDT · 3 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PoliticallyShort

    What America needs is for some Republican to run on the idea of a “reform administration”. “A new broom sweeps clean” is an old American campaign platform that has long been neglected.

    It was a big idea when running against the big city political machines and other corrupt governments. And the only thing that has changed is the *scale* of government that desperately needs reform.

    In practical terms, this candidate would run on the idea of *not* assuming that his administration should “begin with the status quo, and work from there.”

    Instead, from day 1 in office, his goal should be to *cut* government by say 25 percent in size and power. With what he does in office focused on achieving that goal.

    While this sounds almost impossible, it only involves a simple equation. How big is the government?, and how powerful is it?, and how big and powerful *should* it be, based on the US constitution, and the realities of the modern world?

    Importantly, “realities” does *not* mean the status quo. It means “Ending large parts of government while hurting as few citizens as possible.” And “hurting” does not include firing government deadwood.

  • DNC Chair to CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Aborting 7-Pound Babies Is ‘Personal Liberty’

    04/15/2015 1:06:50 PM PDT · 33 of 47
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to drewh

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz believes in abortion until the baby has committed a violent multiple homicide and been sentenced to death by a jury. *That* baby must be kept alive.

  • Hooray for Michigan Governor on Occupational Licensure

    04/15/2015 1:04:34 PM PDT · 5 of 8
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MichCapCon

    Government should only issue licenses for a *very* limited subset of activities, because make no mistake, licenses are uniquely about control, only very secondarily about safety.

    However, this being said, the *private* issue of licenses needs to be regulated by government, to prevent many of the abuses associated with it.

    1) Limiting competition to drive up prices.
    2) Using licenses to establish guilds only open to insiders.
    3) Demanding organizational fees or dues in exchange for a licensed “right to work”. (Think unions).
    4) Lack of quality control of the work of the licensed.
    5) Interstate problems.

  • Turkish prime minister says pope joined 'evil front' plotting against Turkey

    04/15/2015 12:54:17 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    I think the criticism of Turkey should be fine-tuned, to explain that the *genocide* was carried out by the Muslim Ottoman government, *not* by the secular government of Atatürk, focusing exclusively on it being a “Muslim genocide”, less a “Turkish genocide”.

    The implication being that for Turkey to have a Muslim governance moves it in the direction of genocide, bloodshed, barbarism and dictatorship.

    And Erdogan has been moving Turkey in the direction of Muslim governance.

  • Valerie Jarrett Kisses Reporters Before Interview (extreme barf alert)

    04/15/2015 11:58:20 AM PDT · 23 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Zakeet

    That is how they transfer the mind controlling parasite larva.

  • Man shoots at armadillo, bullet hits mother-in-law

    04/15/2015 11:55:40 AM PDT · 33 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to JoeProBono

    A little factoid about armadillos is that they are not native to North America, but come from South America and only made it into Mexico when the Isthmus of Panama was formed. Eleven species live in Paraguay.

    “The nine-banded armadillo reached the United States, primarily in the south-central states (notably Texas), but with a range that extends as far east as South Carolina and Florida, and as far north as Nebraska and central Indiana. Their range has consistently expanded in North America over the last century due to a lack of natural predators.”

    Lone Star Beer had a great series of commercials about their beer being raided by giant armadillos. I can’t find an archive of the best of them, though.


  • Sen. Harry Reid: Republican presidential hopefuls a bunch of ‘losers’

    04/15/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · 28 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    I wonder what woman beat him? Nancy Pelosi doesn’t look she has much of a punch, but Hillary is an outright pugilist from her time with Bill. She is used to beating men who are miserable weaklings.

    Well, whoever biatch-slapped Harry Reid did their part in restoring a little karmic balance. He’ll still have to spend his next life as a cockroach, hagfish or banana slug.

  • Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

    04/15/2015 11:29:09 AM PDT · 24 of 92
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    I remember laughing hard when some ignorant journalist decided to do an article about John Wilkes Booth and used a picture of Edgar Allan Poe.

  • Pope Francis Urges Quick Action on Climate Change, Set to Unveil Official Church Position

    04/15/2015 11:25:22 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Gamecock

    Though it’s on YouTube, I don’t think available on DVD, Orson Welles narrated a hilariously bad movie called The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981), about Nostradamus.

    Here is the best part:


    Personally, I think it would be hilarious to do an “Obama edit” to show Obama being his typical inert self while Iran attacks America. Splicing the movie to show Obama as the president.

  • Labor groups protesting for $15 wage Wednesday

    04/15/2015 8:45:06 AM PDT · 16 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to scooby321

    I’m not betting on hamburger automation, because it has been repeatedly tried, decades ago, and after a brief novelty period, not only did people stay away in droves, but it turned out to require *more* labor to keep the machines clean and functioning.

  • Pope Francis Urges Quick Action on Climate Change, Set to Unveil Official Church Position

    04/15/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · 21 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BipolarBob


    “Benedict XVI (2005–2013) would correspond to the second to last of the papal descriptions...”

    In a year holding a three, or seven,
    or five, or nine, or maybe not,
    Two things, might be people, or armies,
    or buildings,
    Or anything really, blades of grass,
    or stoats, or crapulous charlatans
    spouting mimsy,
    Might do something nebulous.
    Insert made-up-bit here.

    —Generic Nostradamus Quatrain from
    “The Guardian”

  • New Kickstarter Will Turn Your Rotting Corpse Into A Lovely Ficus

    04/15/2015 8:17:23 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    Oddly enough, one of the most eco-friendly ways of cadaver disposal is to do what the natural history museums do to get clean animal bones for display. They use one or two varieties of insects that clean the bones very thoroughly, then after soaking them in bleach, they are good to go.

    Humans are so large that one type of insect would be used while the remains were moist, and another when they were somewhat dried out. But some of the advantages:

    1) Very inexpensive.
    2) Spare parts, some of which are toxic or dangerous, can be recovered.
    3) The “extra insects” can be compacted into nutritious food pellets for zoo animals.
    4) Incinerating bones takes a fraction of the energy of full cremation.

    And for those who are Catholic or Orthodox, their cleaned bones might be used in an Ossuary chapel, a chapel decorated with the bones of the faithful. Once done in Europe and elsewhere, Ossuary chapels convey feelings of deep spirituality on those who use them.

    While on the surface, using insects for this sounds grotesque, the truth is that these insects are far less grotesque that those which consume buried bodies.

    And cremation consumes a huge amount of fuel, which must burn at very high temperatures in special furnaces, that nobody wants in their neighborhood so are becoming scarce.

  • Pope Francis Urges Quick Action on Climate Change, Set to Unveil Official Church Position

    04/15/2015 8:03:02 AM PDT · 16 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Gamecock

    Oy vey. There are times when the saints truly need to intervene. It makes you wonder whether the prophecy is indeed true, that this is the last Pope(*).

    (*) Such prophecies are always so vague that it could have been applied many times before to other Popes.

  • Egypt Tells Israel to 'Trust in God' and Bomb Iran

    04/15/2015 7:59:42 AM PDT · 21 of 102
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to xzins

    Vince Vance & The Valiants

    “Bomb Iran”


    A parody of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann”, and though they didn’t get the rights first before making the parody, the Beach Boys thought it was so hilarious that they did their own cover of the parody cover.

  • Hillary Clinton: I’m ‘Going To Drink My Way Across Iowa’

    04/15/2015 7:44:13 AM PDT · 79 of 103
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MeshugeMikey
  • Record number of H-1B applicants sparks immigration debate

    04/15/2015 7:40:34 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to artichokegrower

    A simple message to these employers from the next POTUS:

    “Hire Americans or face the consequences.”

    Those consequences being the loss of their access to the US markets. If they just want to parasite off our economy, without any loyalty to the US, as in, not paying taxes, not hiring Americans, and not buying American products, then the US owes them nothing in return.

  • Labor groups protesting for $15 wage Wednesday

    04/15/2015 7:08:04 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    This has been caused by Obamacare. That is, lots of low level employees have been terribly squeezed because their employers *have* to limit the number of hours they can work, or else *has* to pay exorbitant fees to the federal government.

    So, “thanks, Obama”.

    The most effective way to deal with this is to come up with some way of slashing these employees’ rents, which is their biggest single expense. Rents ‘float’ based on the local economy, to consistently amount to around half of the net income of those who rent there. Very inflated for what you get.

    A group of small businesses could get together and basically buy and refurbish an apartment building for their employees, and only their employees, to live in. This must be done carefully, because if you rent to someone at substantially lower rents than are found in the area, the IRS will tax you for the rents you *could* have made.

    So there will have to be a lot of number crunching involved, to come up with a good deal both for the businesses, that can then pay a lower wage, and the employees, who will at the same time make *more* money than if they were paid $15/hr.

  • Police Probe Reported Placement Of Bacon On Door Handles Of Oklahoma Mosque

    04/15/2015 6:51:43 AM PDT · 26 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to COUNTrecount

    I can imagine the breathless TV talking head:


  • Cornell Teacher: "White People Aren’t as Cool as Black People"

    04/15/2015 6:49:41 AM PDT · 18 of 109
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rightistight

    I guess education, jobs and hard work, marriage, legitimate children, and personal and professional success are not cool, unlike an overpriced pair of tennis shoes and the arrogance to assume that the social contract does not apply to you.

  • Bills on open carry, fracking are delayed [TX]

    04/14/2015 6:44:49 PM PDT · 19 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to smokingfrog

    No mention of the anti-gun gorilla in the room, Joe Straus.

    Straus is the current Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. While nominally a Republican, he is in fact a liberal Democrat. He has been repeatedly elected speaker by a small cadre of Republicans loyal to him joining with *all* the Democrats to elect him.

    He has repeatedly blocked gun liberty bills, by not not allowing them to be voted on by the entire house.

  • Arizona Police Car RAMS Suspect.. Police Car Hit Suspect Mario Valencia Dash Cam Video

    04/14/2015 6:34:02 PM PDT · 15 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to E. Pluribus Unum


    “Police said Valencia, 36, held up a 7-Eleven convenience store in Tucson, started a fire at a church, and then broke into a home and stole a car and drove to a Walmart in Marana, a town northwest of Tucson.

    “Valencia allegedly asked a store salesman to see a rifle and then used it as a club to bash a case and threaten the employee, and ran off with the rifle and a box of .30-30 ammunition, police said. He loaded the weapon and pointed it at an officer before firing instead into the air, and was struck by the police car as he approached a business, police said in a statement Tuesday.

    “Valencia is jailed on 15 counts that include armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, arson, burglary, shoplifting and theft. He is being held at the Pima County Jail.”

    Officer Rapiejko previously served with the Tucson and New York police departments before joining the Marana police.

  • Egyptian Host to Israel: 'Put Trust in God and Bomb Iran'

    04/14/2015 6:10:31 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SJackson

    This guy is a character with a huge TV audience.


    “A former member of parliament for the former ruling National Democratic Party, Okasha has also been called “Egypt’s Glenn Beck”

  • What would be a good plan to help someone being attacked?

    04/14/2015 6:06:39 PM PDT · 35 of 134
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TNoldman

    In this case it is the report of the gun as much as the bullets, that will cause the crowd to scatter and the attackers to disperse. However, risk is involved, because unless you have some cover close at hand, others may be armed as well and see you as the aggressor.

    You must assume that the rapists are armed.

    While you may legally use lethal force to prevent a felony, in practical terms you would be using lethal force to prevent an attack against you by the attackers and possibly their confederates. If they are so aggressive that they will charge a man with a gun, lethal force is definitely necessary.

    Even if everything goes according to plan, with the attackers dispersing and the girl safe, the police will have been summoned with a “shots fired” alert, so *they* become the biggest threat to your well being at that point.

    The bottom line is to act, but act intelligently to protect yourself as you are protecting the girl, and realize that as soon as you discharge a round, the situation will become very fluid.

  • Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Group Upping Ante To End Open Carry At Kroger

    04/14/2015 3:44:49 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Red in Blue PA

    I think a counter Internet advertising campaign is in order, clearly associating Everytown and Moms with Hitler, Stalin, Mao and other dictators. Slap their logo on the pictures, and dare them to sue for slander.

  • Outrage! Judge hammers white victims of armed home invasion for racism, lets criminal go free

    04/14/2015 11:48:50 AM PDT · 37 of 67
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RonPaulLives

    A judge like this is a great advocate of home defense gun carry, along with the idea that an armed robber should not be allowed to live long enough to armed rob again. No “three strikes and you’re out”, but “three bullets and you are out for good.”

  • Without Senate Approval There Are No Treaties

    04/14/2015 11:46:02 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Presidents have evaded this provision in past by insisting that treaties actually weren’t treaties, but were “sub-treaty agreements”, or other such hogwash. This is based on the idea that once a treaty has been made, minor modifications can be made without requiring senate approval.

    Be that as it may, if we get a conservative president in the future, there are a lot of non-treaty treaties that he will need to abrogate, or at least submit to the senate on the assumption that the senate will reject them.

  • Shooting at North Carolina community college investigated as possible hate crime

    04/14/2015 11:42:32 AM PDT · 14 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to prairiebreeze

    A little more detail is that the boss put “aggressive and improper” moves on a guy who looks like a heavily tattooed neo-Nazi, and then fired him when he refused the sexual overtures.

    The bosses former boyfriend apparently “went missing” last July, and his remains were later found, the police saying they did not suspect “foul play”, which means he likely committed suicide.

    So this will be an interesting test case.

    That is, will a jury convict someone of killing an aggressive and vindictive homosexual who tried to prey on him and then punished him?

  • PM Promises 'Good Life' For 'Working People'

    04/14/2015 11:19:12 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Buckeye McFrog

    Actually, Hitler never won an election.

    In the 1930 elections, the NSDAP came in second.

    In 1932, seven years after renouncing his Austrian citizenship, Hitler got German citizenship, and thus could personally run for office. He immediately ran against Hindenburg, and lost. After two more parliamentary elections that year, Hindenburg appointed his Chancellor.

    On 27 Feb 1933, the majority being blocked from forming a government, the Reichstag was burned, and Hitler demanded the Reichstag Fire Decree from Hindenburg. The elections in March still only gave the NSDAP 43.9% of the vote.

    So Hitler forced through the Enabling Act, which gave Hitler and his cabinet legislative power for “four years”.

    Thus he became a “legal dictator”.