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  • Poll puts support for Scottish independence at 59%

    06/26/2016 4:12:03 PM PDT · 34 of 64
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Berlin_Freeper

    The Scots have something of a dilemma. A big argument against them leaving the UK is that they are subsidized to a tune of about 20 billion Pounds every year. They likely anticipate getting a similar subsidy from the EU, if they split and are adopted.

    However, the UK had also been subsidizing the EU to the tune of about 20 billion Pounds every year, from which they got back about 10 billion. But the EU can now look forward to a revenue cut of about that amount, on top of their other problems.

    So the EU may have a bit of a problem to be a cash cow to an independent Scotland.

  • Multiple people stabbed at Sacramento white nationalist rally

    06/26/2016 3:29:39 PM PDT · 62 of 130
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Wolfie

    Sounds very simple. Violent leftists with sticks attack and try to beat neo-Nazis, who had knives and stabbed their attackers.

    Do not bring a stick to a knife fight.

  • Globalist Contempt for Liberty and Democracy

    06/26/2016 2:13:59 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sean_Anthony

    It is important that there is not just one, but two factions that support globalism, with very different “faces”.

    We all know about the imbeciles of socialism and their schemes, conniving, lies and embrace of the seven deadly sins.

    However, we must also recognize that the other faction, of elitist, multinational corporation conspirators that wish to found a corporatocracy, are just as insidious and destructive.

    We know most of their names, and we also know of the alphabet soup of organizations and “think tanks” they have set up.

    They openly sneer at socialists as being weak minded and embracing a failed, 19th Century philosophy as their religion. However the corporatists themselves embrace some of the socialist ideas, such as government health care and retirement, on the grounds that if the people are taxed to pay their own benefits, corporations won’t need to.

    Just today, Hank Paulson, George W. Bush’s failure of a treasury secretary, came out to support Hillary as closer to his and his cronies desire for a one-world corporate run government.

  • As Europe’s sceptics cheer Brexit, its enthusiasts mourn

    06/24/2016 3:06:42 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Lorianne

    “François Hollande... added that the EU now needed a “leap forward” to ward off the danger of Eurosceptic populists.”

    The Great Leap Forward was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China from 1958 to 1961. It ended in catastrophe, resulting in tens of millions of deaths, estimated from 18 to 46 million. Coercion, terror, and systematic violence were the foundation of the Great Leap Forward and it motivated one of the most deadly mass killings of human history.

    Being a socialist, François Hollande should be very familiar with what the expression “leap forward” means.

  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 1:55:18 PM PDT · 38 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jazusamo

    The best solution is to build detention centers on our southern border (or Gitmo?), to hold violent criminals until their nation of origin is willing to accept them back.

    Such centers would have to be under Customs control, so they would not be attacked by federal judges. In effect, they would be like Tom Hanks in the movie The Terminal, except stuck in a detention center instead of an airport. People without a country.

  • Trump Indicates He May Name Cabinet Members Before the Election

    06/24/2016 1:45:57 PM PDT · 21 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RoosterRedux

    Instead of the usual suspects, the best thing he could do as far as conservatives are concerned would be to appoint known corporate “hatchet men”, who specialize is *disassembling* corporations, and in this case, government agencies.

    Others specializing in eliminating deadwood, purging the unethical and corrupt, and otherwise streamlining corporations, or again, government agencies.

    This goes hand in hand with Trump appointing real “pit bull” federal prosecutors, to go after government employees who have broken the law, with an eye to putting them in prison.

    Then his cabinet officers will refer these corrupt federal employees to a prosecutor who will not throw them softballs.

    Other important duties for his cabinet: disarming federal agencies that are not police, intelligence or military.

    Consolidating agencies and organizations. The US does not need 100+ different federal police agencies. Many of them need to be absorbed into other agencies.

    Currently, there are about 2.8 million federal employees. Let’s see how many fewer we need?

  • Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

    06/24/2016 7:02:45 AM PDT · 92 of 95
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Clemenza

    It’s not that easy.

    Almost 2/3rds of the population of Earth are “Asian”. 48 countries are “Asian”, including Russia, Georgia, Iran and Israel.

    Currently, the United States Census Bureau defines six race categories. According to census reports, the largest number of Hispanic or Latinos are of the White race.

    Because Hispanic roots are considered aligned with a European ancestry (Spain/Portugal), Hispanic/Latino ancestry is defined solely as an ethnic designation (similar to being Norse or Germanic). Therefore, a person of Hispanic descent is typically defined using both race and ethnicity as an identifier — i.e. White-Hispanic, Black-Hispanic, Asian-Hispanic, Amerindian-Hispanic or “other race” Hispanic.

    This disparity is true throughout central and South America as well. For example in Mexico, for many years the sole distinction between Mexicans and Indians was that “Mexicans wear shoes”. But in the 20th Century they adopted over 100 distinct racial designations, including three or four different blended races categories, such as “Chinese-Anglo-Negro-Indian”.

    It is made even trickier by the fact that Hispanics will cross breed with just about any race, except Hispanics from another country, whose pairings are in a fraction of a percent. That is, Mexicans do not marry Hondurans or Cubans or Guatemalans or Venezuelans, etc.

  • Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

    06/23/2016 5:31:39 PM PDT · 29 of 95
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Petrosius

    The funny part of this is that many of these “minority” babies, light skinned Hispanics and Asians, will self identify in the future as white.

    The advantages of being white is first and foremost, the avoidance of discrimination against them by liberals. Liberals might try to berate them and say they “have” to be Democrats because of their race, but many Hispanics and Asians are smarter than that.

    Second of all, Hispanics are not equal, nor are Asians. So being lumped together impresses many of them as just stupid.

  • Capital Hill Gun Control for Dummies

    06/23/2016 5:57:26 AM PDT · 8 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NOBO2012

    I hope the NRA noted every Democrat on the floor, and produces a cookie cutter TV and Internet ad they can splash on every one of them just before the elections. With special emphasis on those with weak seats.

    As happened in Colorado with the recall of two gun control supporting state legislators, with a last minute run of attack ads, the NRA might be able to flip half a dozen House seats, and scare the “pootwaddle” out of a bunch more of the Democrat gun controllers.

    People sitting on the floor neither look dignified or intelligent.

  • Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says.

    06/23/2016 5:48:44 AM PDT · 56 of 152
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cboldt

    This was my thought as well. The IRS always wants its pound of flesh.

    What really sent this message home to me was when an apartment building owner wanted to retire, and really liked his tenants, so decided to give the building to them, or sell it for a nominal value. The IRS intervened and said that he would still have to pay the same capital gains tax *as if* he had sold the apartments at the going rate, which was several times greater than the apartments cost to build in the first place, way beyond his ability to pay.

    Unlike used electronics and other household goods that are part of estates, that are often fractionally valued in probate (like a valuable Persian rug assessed by the inheritors as “used rug”), serviceable guns are assessed at close to market value.

    And I bet a goodly number of those guns were NFA (1934).

    “If the decedent had lawfully possessed an NFA weapon, the executor must have the registration and tax documents. The Federal regulations allow an executor a “reasonable time” (generally, before the estate is closed) to transfer a lawfully possessed NFA weapon to an heir or beneficiary, provided that the recipient may lawfully possess it. The transfer must be made in accordance with all federal and state laws and must be properly documented.”

  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 11:19:44 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Drango

    If the tobacco industry really wanted to, it could take a *relatively* minor hit by doing something radical, that would send shock waves all over state governments in the US.

    New York state is the worst offender for trying to squeeze money out of the tobacco companies, so it should be the primary target. Simply put, with a little advanced notice to major retailers, the tobacco companies should agree to a complete boycott of legal tobacco sales in that state for an entire month.

    Granted, there would be sales. A lot of sales. All illegal and untaxed. There would also be a line of cars leaving the state and returning with dozens of cartons.

    The last time New York raised its cigarette taxes (last December), they lost $400 million in revenue. A boycott would likely dwarf that.

  • Idaho town torn by alleged rape, fear of refugees

    06/22/2016 8:02:20 AM PDT · 44 of 52
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Vigilanteman

    It was a big help when they appointed Judge Isaac C. Parker to oversee the territory.

  • GOP Senate Debates Gun Control Instead of Real Measures to Fight Terrorism

    06/22/2016 6:57:46 AM PDT · 11 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to milton23

    The gigantic problem, here, is that 99.9% of the “tools” given to government to “fight terrorism”, aren’t being used to fight terrorism. They are almost exclusively used to both micromanage and deprive Americans of their rights.

    The American public believes correctly that the vast majority of terrorism in the world is *not* in the United States. So the vast majority of anti-terror response *also* needs to be against terrorists in foreign lands. And certainly, we have *zero* need to invite terrorists to come to the United States to live. And by this we mean “Muslims”. They contribute little or nothing. They ghettoize. And they demand that *we* change to accommodate *them*.

    Our elected government seems to be confused on these issues. When there is a terrorist attack against Americans, senators like John McCain and Lindsay Graham immediately respond by demanding more government power over Americans.

    Other parts of our government cringe at the idea that Muslims are responsible for the vast, overwhelming majority of terror attacks in the world, so imagine nonsensical threats from non-Muslim groups as their prime focus.

    Our Intelligence community of 17 agencies, and our federal police agencies, numbering over 100, don’t get enough information about foreign terrorist organizations to justify their bloated budgets. So instead they prey on Americans, collecting vast reservoirs of useless and petty trivia that will never be used for anything.

  • Idaho town torn by alleged rape, fear of refugees

    06/22/2016 6:18:23 AM PDT · 12 of 52
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to tgusa

    In small town America, such things beg the creation of vigilance organizations. But it requires some strict prerequisites.

    1) The government either does not take the side of the public against offenders; or worse, takes the side of the offenders against the public.

    2) Typically, vigilance organizations try to follow all the rules, but if their efforts at petition, election, prosecution and strict punishment are ignored; even then they try to remain peaceful until they are forced to take the law into their own hands.

    3) The nature of the offender, the victim, and the offense matter greatly. In this case, all three can cause rapid development of a vigilance organization.

  • Brexit would lead to new focus on EU common security

    06/21/2016 4:39:29 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    I think the light is beginning to dawn on them that they now need a military, if for no other reason, than to prevent other nations from leaving as well.

  • Isis beheads 4-year-old girl then forces mother to soak hands in her blood after 'swearing to Allah'

    06/21/2016 11:35:40 AM PDT · 43 of 49
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to posterchild

    It might be amusing to circulate a petition among Muslims in the region that states that ISIS has become “An Enemy of Allah”, so should be denied the funerary rituals of Islam, and instead their bodies should be thrown into a grave of dogs and pigs, with an inscription atop the grave that those within are damned to Hell.

    It would certainly be good for a laugh.

  • 3 Heavily Armed People Arrested At Holland Tunnel On Way To New York City

    06/21/2016 10:46:31 AM PDT · 18 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to orchestra

    It is a favorite trick of our intelligence agencies, when they have a terrorist pegged, is to have them pulled over for some minor traffic problem by someone who at least looks like a local LEO. Convinced it is a minor deal, they relax, just when all kinds of LEOs sweep down on them, catching them off guard.

    This way, the local cop can testify that he saw a ticketable problem with their vehicle, so no classified information is needed.

  • Orlando shooting’s long list of Latino victims galvanizing gay people of color

    06/21/2016 5:52:18 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PapaBear3625

    Being raised in a single-parent household might also have a lot to do with it, even apart from pedophilism. It is known that children (of all races) raised in single parent families have a 60% greater chance of becoming criminal offenders, so it would be easy to assign a whole bunch of other problems to it as well.

  • Polls give boost to Cameron's fight against Brexit

    06/19/2016 11:26:11 AM PDT · 21 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Berlin_Freeper

    A clearer description of the poll is of “voting for or against the death penalty for Britain.”

    Simply put, are the British people so embarrassed by the history of Britain that they think it should cease to be as a nation, like Prussia? If that is the case, they should vote to remain in the EU, where eventually they will become just another administrative district, with no unique people, or history, or culture or traditions. So many foreigners will be sent there that Britain, and England, will cease to exist.

    Granted, there are many Britons that want just this. Who live in shame that there was ever a British empire, and the only way to purge the collective guilt is national suicide.

    However, if there are enough Britons who believe that Britain and England are worthy as independent and free nations, that in the balance as nations and a people they did more good than evil, then they will leave the sinking ship of the EU.

    But to do so they must admit that those who for a hundred years have foisted endless guilt on Britain and England, were wrong. And as an independent and strong nation, such voices no longer deserve a platform for their wails, moans and curses. That schools should once again teach the value and importance of Britain in the world, accentuating the positive instead of the negative.

  • It's Rammadan, Time to Carry Your Concealed Weapon

    06/19/2016 10:52:43 AM PDT · 20 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to captain_dave

    Situational awareness also needs to be enlarged. That is, before going out to public gatherings, do a map reconnaissance to see if there are other things in the area of interest, like mosques, synagogues, basically anything that could incite the wrath of murderous fanatics. Even schools and hospitals are sometimes seen as fair game for these monsters. Be sure to note “gun free zones” as well.

  • [Rep.] AG’s striking back "we can come after climate alarmists for fraud, too"

    06/19/2016 10:46:40 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to norwaypinesavage

    For this to get any traction at all, there needs to be a legal organization willing to compile evidence and essentially present a public indictment of individuals and organizations who have demonstrably committed science fraud, resulting in harm to others.

    Just publishing a list of names of individuals and organizations, as well as bullet points about their particular frauds and monetary consequences should throw liquid nitrogen on those AGs hoping to hold climate denial show trials.

    Importantly, MMGW is not the first effort of these scoundrels to commit science fraud. Paul R. Ehrlich and his cronies need to be identified as well for their “Population Bomb” scare in the 1970s. While it is unlikely they could be punished criminally or civilly for their offenses, “putting them in the same cell” with people like James E. Hansen, Michael Mann, the genocidal Eric R. Pianka, and so many other villains. Even Al Gore should be in the docket.

  • Orlando shooting’s long list of Latino victims galvanizing gay people of color

    06/19/2016 10:34:16 AM PDT · 24 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ConservativeStatement

    A little known fact is that homosexuality is much more common among black Americans than it is for other races. About 3.2% of whites claim to be LGBT (so it’s not just homosexuals), but among blacks, it is 4.6%

  • House votes to nix military bands at dinners, dances....

    06/19/2016 10:23:53 AM PDT · 66 of 72
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to efs111

    A great alternative for active duty military units would be to use unit “morale” funds to hire military reenactment bands. They might even contract with an entire fort to work at dozens of non-official and non-funeral events.

    Such bands often have rare period instruments and play music of historical relevance. They might even have vocalists.

  • No More Orlandos

    06/19/2016 7:17:20 AM PDT · 18 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    The rational approach to this maximizes our defenses.

    We have a gigantic Intelligence (17 Agencies) and Federal Police (100+ Agencies) and Military apparatus. They are best used in two ways: electronic and human intelligence, to listen to terrorist chatter prior to attacks; and to locate bombers before they can bomb. (They can also be used to screen out threats attempting to enter the US.)

    But on the ground, an armed populace is by far the best defense against mass shooting attacks. Police are few and far between, and not likely to be close enough to intervene. The armed public, on the other hand, is ubiquitous, they are everywhere, and they are able to act to stop a terror attack in progress.

    Bombers being the exception. Bombing is the most effective means of terrorist attack, because the bomber has all the advantages, and doesn’t even need to be near where the bombing is to take place.

    It should be noted that the light has finally dawned on the homosexual community that they are big targets for Muslim attack, and they are smart enough to arm themselves at a national level. The next Muslim who tries to slaughter them will find himself descending to Hell sooner than he anticipated.

  • How Does the FBI Watch List Work? And Could It Have Prevented Orlando?

    06/19/2016 7:01:43 AM PDT · 5 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to mac_truck

    These watch and no-fly lists are incapacitated by ignorance, stupidity and political correctness. In theory they should work, but in practice they are corrupt beyond compare.

    Years ago, the FBI determined that the dossiers it kept on suspects and those of public interest, especially celebrities and opinion makers, needed a clear divide between the “raw files”, full of unsubstantiated information, and the verified files of accurate and confirmed information.

    (Because they were indifferent to the truth, but instead wanted scuttlebutt, gossip and innuendo they could use for political purposes, the Clinton White House obtained hundreds of raw FBI files of its political enemies. President Nixon had almost been impeached over obtaining a single raw file, but Clinton got a pass.)

    In any event, the current watch and no-fly lists are an incompetent mess, impugning thousands of innocent people yet ignoring serious threats to our security. They need to be completely reordered and rationalized, without nonsense additions or corrupt removals.

    And this must be done in the absence of political correctness. It is an Intelligence-Law Enforcement activity, not a political one.

  • STEINBERG: Would-be terrorists can buy guns, but a reporter? No.

    06/18/2016 11:46:12 AM PDT · 54 of 58
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nj_pilot

    (article rewritten. check it out.)

    Would-be writers can criticize the Democrat party. But can a reporter? No.
    There’s something soothing about criticizing the failures of leftists.
    Driving to the offices of the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday to write my first published conservative story, I admit, I was nervous. I’d never written for publication in a liberal newspaper before. And with the horrible reputation of liberal journalists, even the pleasant summer day — the big gray buildings, polluted and stinky air, cloudy sky — took on a grim aspect, the sweetness of fragile truth flashing by as I headed into the Valley of the Death of Truth.
    Earlier, in the Free Republic, I had ticked off the reasons for me not to even try to publish something conservative in a dying, liberal birdcage liner: this was a journalistic stunt; done repeatedly; supporting an industry that most people despise. But as I tell people, I just post here, I don’t own the Free Republic. And my qualms melted as I dug into the issue.
    I had trouble even figuring out whether bringing conservatism into Chicago is legal. The Internet was contradictory. The Chicago Democrat political machine’s office called me a fascist. I found that Illinois has a 24-hour waiting period between writing and pre-censorship. Unearthing that fact alone made the exercise seem worthwhile. I was learning something.
    Reluctance melted when I walked into the large, well-lit Chicago Sun-Times building. It looked like a meeting of the Mid-1960’s ex-Hippies Club. A dozen ink-stained wretches, milling around with Che and Angela Davis and Bernie Sanders and “Impeach Bush” with Bush lined through and “Trump” in its place posters on the walls. More on the glassed-in writing stable. Imagine a steady, muffled tap-tap . . . tap tap like drunken monkeys retyping Democrat and George Soros NGO press releases going on behind the rest of this column.
    I eyed the locked liquor cabinet. Ooo. Cheap rotgut, all of it. Despite the alcoholism and drug abuse that happens with their opinion journalists — making me wonder if they had an editor beyond their computer spell checker — as newspaper reporters guard against conservative opinions that they never publish, there were a few dozen opinion columns — a vague term, yes, I know — including clearly biased and plagiarized ones, which have massacred the careers of journalists and leftist academics alike.
    “I’m interested in writing for the Sun-Times,” I said, trying to project an air of metrosexual ease. “What’s the difference between a reporter and a reporter that calls himself a journalist?”
    “Not much,” said Rob, a flunkie with a winged My Little Pony with a “Free Mumia!” caption tattooed on his right forearm. “Mostly it’s how good they can brown nose.”
    He immediately asked for my American Socialist/Democrat Party card — no publication without it.
    We talked political profiling.
    “Democrat” is a misnomer. Despite what another flunkie called the “black, evil-looking” appearance of the party, the only aspect relevant to the national debate is “political power and money”, not democracy. “Come the revolution, we will put conservatives in camps and throw away the key.
    “I would write for a newspaper that supported that,” I said, lying.
    A journalist’s life is dissolving into alcoholism and divorce. I try to just listen — no point putting in my two cents anymore. Bewailing his fate, he mentions that his soon-to-be ex-wife is insisting he stop paying discount hookers because she is sick of getting crabs from him.
    “Good,” I say, slipping.
    “F— you,” he replies, with sincerity. I don’t know if I say this or just think it: “You are a scum. Your father was a scum. Your grandfather was a scum. Maybe alcohol, drugs and diseased hookers are not a good idea in your life right now.” Whether I say it or not, we both already knew it’s true. But he wants the hookers anyway. He says he will use protection.
    Driving to the Sun-Times, the whole journalism debate clarified in bold relief. There is the danger of the writing itself. And there is the imaginary danger the writing protects you from. Like ending a sentence with a preposition. Another divide. Which danger you feel is greater decides which side of the divide you live on.
    Being a liar I know, you write a lie, the person you are most likely to lie to, statistically, is yourself. And your family. More pre-schoolers are lied to by liberal teachers than by police officers. Nor do I need the sense of security, false though it may be, that supporting Democrats brings. I live in Northbrook, where criminal danger is remote. My boys laugh at us for locking the doors. I don’t plan on pretending to be objective a second longer than I have to for this column.
    Not everyone feels that way. A house on the next block has a high fence and an electric gate across the driveway. The blinds are drawn and in 15 years of walking by, I’ve never seen a person there. I would guess the owner is afraid. Maybe just filled with burning hate. But he sees hazardous ideas requiring that fence, gate and security service that I do not. I imagine he votes for Democrats, a lot.
    When it came time to write the story, Rob, the flunkie with the tattoos, handed me over to Mike, who gave his name shaking my hand, I gave mine. “The writer?” he said. If I wanted to lie as part of my job, I’d have gone into journalism. “Yes,” I said, explaining that I plan to write a conservative story, publish it at the Sun-Times, then burn the draft. He suggested I sell it to them instead and I heartily agreed. Economical. If they would let me photograph myself in their office, the article need never leave the building.
    A reporter in Philadelphia wrote an opinion piece in seven minutes; 40 percent of opinion articles in the U.S. are never published. Here, I had paperwork. A federal form asking, was I a Republican? No. Was I a conservative? Again no. Had I ever been convicted on charges of domestic abuse? No. He gave me the standard wage for apprentice hacks, $5/hr.
    Our transaction took nearly an hour because we chatted. Mike used to read what conservatives wrote, but doesn’t anymore because he doesn’t like having to think. He knew whether it was legal to write something conservative in Chicago — it’s not. He was friendly, candid, so I asked difficult questions. Did he ever feel guilty about lying so blatantly? No, he said, that’s like asking a car dealer if he felt guilty if someone gets drunk and rams his car into a farmer’s market while yelling “Allahu Akbar!” in a car he sold. It seemed a fair answer. I asked him if I could quote him in the newspaper, and he said no, I couldn’t, so I’m not quoting him.
    Back home later Wednesday, a neighbor asks how my day is going. “I just wrote a conservative opinion piece for the Chicago Sun-Times,” I say. Her eyes widen. She mentions that her brother-in-law posts in a lot of conservative forums.
    “On the Internet, where anybody could read them!” I marvel. “That’s a lot. Why does write so much?”
    “He’s afraid of the direction the Democrats and RINOs have taken the country,” she replies.
    I was looking forward to writing even more for the Sun-Times the next day. I’ve written before. It’s fun. I was worried though, about telling the truth with the current Obama administration of outrage, lawbreaking and horror. Had I been co-opted by the left? By the old Hippie staff at the newspaper? Heck, there is a whole world of hobbyists, of , of people who love to write for a variety of reasons that are not crazy. Every literate American a writer. If the vast majority weren’t able to handle free speech we’d all be communists. Oh well, I thought, no harm in a first amendment story reflecting the writers owner’s perspective.
    At 5:13 Naquisha from the Sun-Times called. They were canceling my story and stopping payment on my check. No opinion for you. I called back. Why? “I don’t have to tell you,” she said. I knew that, but was curious. I wasn’t rejected by the government? No. So what is it? “I’m not at liberty,” she said.
    Newspapers do have the right to refuse publication to anyone, usually exercised against people who seem to be conservatives. I told her I assume they wouldn’t publish me because I’m a conservative. She denied it. But hating the media is right behind hating the government as a pastime for much of the public. They damn you for being ignorant then hide when you try to find out. The media as well.
    A few hours later, the Chicago Sun-Times sent me a lengthy statement, the key part being: “it was uncovered that you has an admitted history of conservatism, and posting on Free Republic.”
    Well, didn’t see that coming. Were that same standard applied to the American public, there would be a whole lot less writers publishing, though they knew I planned to immediately sell it back to them, to avoid copyright issues.
    OK, the Chicago Sun-Times has had its chance to offer their reason.
    Now I’ll state what I believe the real reason is: The mass media is an oligopoly, and their masters make their money in the dark. Congress, which has so much trouble passing the most basic antitrust law, passed a law trying to make journalists more respectable. Even after egregious bias, the public covers its eyes. Would-be terrorists can write for major news services. Insane people regularly write for major news services. But truthful reporters . . . that’s a different story. Journalists avoid publicity because the truth is this: they are paid to sell big lies to frightened people and make a fortune doing so. They shun attention because they know, if we saw clearly what is happening in our country, we’d demand change.
    “What’s your brother in-law afraid of?” I ask my neighbor.
    “Being intentionally misquoted by biased reporters,” she says.

  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/18/2016 8:10:11 AM PDT · 58 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CurlyDave

    What I tried to explain is that this congresswoman, and other Democrats are focused on hurting others. Her plan is totally unworkable, as is typical for their bad ideas. However, someone who actually understands what the law can do might create the alternative I proposed.

    The law in question is the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

    Upper management can be exempt unless they are in specifically in charge of the contracted area. I quote:

    “If a grantee has four operating divisions and a headquarters unit, and one division receives a Federal grant, then the employees of the one division receiving the grant who are directly engaged in the performance of work under the grant are covered, as are headquarters employees who support that division’s operations.”

    But this is the limit of the federal requirement. But it makes it clear that if the employee *wants* to test beyond the contract, it is free to do so. As well, if there are more inclusive *state* testing requirements, they also apply.

  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/18/2016 5:23:53 AM PDT · 55 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CurlyDave

    It’s not the tax deductions that are the entry point here, but the vast number of businesses that have federal contracts, and so *currently* are required to drug test *just* their employees, but are not required to test upper management.

    It’s still tax money.

    As an aside, Republicans and Democrats have two very different ideas about taxation. Republicans are solely interested in raising revenues for the government; but Democrats *exclusively* see taxes as a means to “reward their friends (deductions) and punish their enemies (windfall profits).”

    This is why Democrats continually harp on “raising taxes on the rich”. Not to raise money, but to *hurt* those they hate. Of course excepting rich Democrats and those rich people they like. Yet rich people are very adept at avoiding such abuse, which makes the Democrats even angrier.

    So their different philosophies also matter in the idea of drug testing for the wealthy. Republicans want drug testing so as to help those people who are are addicted to get out of the addictions they are trapped in. Democrats want it to humiliate and otherwise hurt those they hate.

  • Lawmaker wants the rich to be drug tested before receiving high-dollar tax deductions

    06/17/2016 8:51:06 PM PDT · 39 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NormsRevenge

    Oddly enough, she may have made an interesting point, though indirectly. Right now, opiate drug abuse is skyrocketing. And unlike previous generations of impoverished junkies, many of the current users are middle, upper middle class or rich.

    While theirs is a serious problem for them, it is also a serious problem for the rest of us, because many of these people are in jobs of “trust and responsibility”. And as addicts, they cannot be trusted nor are responsible.

    So why not drug test them?

  • Crazed Abortionist Wielding Surgical Scissors Confronts Preacher, Declares ‘Love’ for Killing Babies

    06/17/2016 8:45:03 PM PDT · 16 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Faith Presses On

    The guy sounds like a living Jack T. Chick comic.

  • People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony

    06/17/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT · 66 of 73
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to EveningStar

    Personally, I’m appalled. The best they could do was to take her to Applebee’s?

  • Malloy Asks Gun Sellers to Refrain from Selling Guns on Father’s Day

    06/17/2016 3:10:30 PM PDT · 50 of 81
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON

    This should be be immediately mocked on the Internet by rewriting Malloy’s statement:

    “We are calling on Connecticut Muslims to avoid all mosques on Father’s Day for one reason. We should show respect, through a symbolic gesture, to those who’ve lost homosexual loved ones in Orlando,” Gov. Malloy said.

  • Brexit from an email. What will really happen.

    06/16/2016 5:01:49 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Winniesboy

    Many of these government ministers are pro-EU, so I would look forward to all variety of procrastination. There doesn’t seem to be any way to make them change. Except perhaps when you finally get a strong, anti-EU PM.

  • Brexit from an email. What will really happen.

    06/15/2016 6:25:27 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Winniesboy

    Yes and no. That is, while the EU bureaucrats didn’t enforce, the Brits created enabling acts to carry out the EU directives. So much of their law has been modified, and their bureaucrats will still enforce these things until they are repealed. Decades of them.

    In any event, it is going to be very interesting to watch.

  • Donald Trump gets LGBT support boost after Orlando shooting

    06/14/2016 3:33:27 PM PDT · 34 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I still think that Trump could cement a lot of the LGBT vote, and more importantly social media support, by in a manner of speaking, investing in the gun market.

    Get the involvement of Pink Pistols with a gun giveaway to LGBTs, a special designed ‘Trump’ model pistol, as party favors. It would be a huge and very cost efficient advertising scheme.

    He would commission say, 5,000 guns worth $500 each, that are engraved “Property of Pink Pistols. Not for resale.” Total cost, $2.5 million. They would be the headline in every newspaper in the US, and splashed all over the TV news. Tens of millions of dollars of free advertising.

    And hopefully, Hillary would rant against it.

    If it was a huge hit, it could be followed up by a similar program to poor black people who live in high crime areas.

  • Brexit from an email. What will really happen.

    06/14/2016 3:19:08 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to dennisw

    Bureaucrats have their own way of thinking. Whenever there is talk about cutting back or lowing authority, their first inclination is to “cut the meat and protect the fat”.

    Say you have a dozen programs, only one of which is popular and efficient, whereas the other 11 are wasteful and bloated. So you offer to cut the popular one. This puts pressure on those who want to cut.

    In this case, there are likely at least *some* EU programs that work well and are liked by the British. So they will offer to end these immediately, while insisting that the unpopular and stupid programs can either not be eliminated or can only be eliminated at great cost and time to Britain.

    And, it will get worse. Popular goods flowing back and forth will be curtailed, while unpopular things, like immigrants, won’t be. They will even make things like TSA lines for people who want to cross the border in either direction. It is, and will be, pure harassment.

  • Benefits of the U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle

    06/14/2016 3:03:14 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to w1n1
    The US Army was pretty satisfied with the M16 rifle and the M79 grenade launcher.

    So they decided to combine them in an over-under configuration in the M203 rifle.

    However, it was just a little off, and was never as popular as the M79, which was both simple and effective.

    But the over-under idea was a good one. With a system like this survival rifle, to include a shotgun barrel would substantially increase its utility.

    Unless there were fish, and you like to eat a lot of fish, the easiest game that are hard to hit with a rifle are birds. Hence bird shot.

    The shotgun part itself is simple, and could be an option that attached to the rifle barrel when needed. Even a single barrel slam fire would give you the capability you need with a shotgun.

  • Indiana Man Arrested With Weapons in Santa Monica Had Made Threats, Ex-Boyfriend Says

    06/14/2016 9:52:25 AM PDT · 23 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    What this a typo, or were they trying to hint something?

    They said, his “ex-boyfriend”, but then said “the woman ran into the bathroom”.

    Suppose his ex-boyfriend is now “gender identified” as a woman?

  • Jeh Johnson: Gun Control Is Now 'Part and Parcel of Homeland Security'

    06/14/2016 9:45:21 AM PDT · 48 of 72
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Zakeet

    Just another reminder that Homeland Security causes far more problems than it solves, and is clutching at straws to justify its existence.

    “We’ve gotta protect our phoney baloney jobs, gentlemen!”

  • Trump's post-Orlando message falls flat with Republican establishment

    06/14/2016 9:41:26 AM PDT · 32 of 48
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    This is actually funny, because these wieners are so reliably vindictive. When someone on the conservative side starts winning on their own terms, these fools chime in that they “have” to reach out to their enemies, to water down their beliefs in “consensus” with those who want the opposite.

    “Can’t you ‘reach across the Atlantic’ to offer Hitler concessions? Maybe he will only kill *half* of the Jews!”

  • Release the GOP Delegates

    06/14/2016 9:35:34 AM PDT · 13 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to poconopundit

    There is an important twist to this. Cruz’s efforts do not seem to be directed to a nomination-snatch, but to *prevent* efforts by whoever to “soften” the party platform, to make it less conservative.

    Remember that while Trump is in the conservative camp, he is only about 70-80% in agreement with longstanding conservative values. What about that other 20-30%?

    While it is to his credit that he is not a lock step ideologue, and pragmatic enough to not insist on means as long as he achieves ends; it does make him susceptible to straying from what is tolerable for conservatives.

    That is, he needs some parameters. And the party platform is a good way to let him know what these are.

    As the prospective nominee, he has lots of influence on what the party platform says. But by pushing for his supporters to be on the platform committee, Cruz can help insure that none of “Trump’s people” insert non-conservative or even liberal agenda items into the platform.

  • Needed: A Declaration of War

    06/14/2016 6:37:31 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Obama should have called it “workplace violence”, like he did the Fort Hood shooting spree.

  • Gays rally around Trump after Orlando attacks

    06/14/2016 6:35:12 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to orchestra

    Note to Mr. Trump: Cement the homosexual vote now with a “guns for gays” campaign. Pink Pistols is a homosexual gun organization, and right now it is likely experiencing explosive growth.

    Commission a gun maker to produce thousands of “Trump” model guns, and give them out to qualified supporters like party favors. It would be one of the most cost effective campaign advertisements ever.

    At $500 each, you could give away 5,000 guns for a chump change amount of $2.5 million, and it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country and all over the TV. Tens of millions of dollars of advertising.

    Those opposed are easily rebutted by noting that, “They don’t want gay people to be able to defend themselves.”

  • Fawlty Towers star John Cleese backs Brexit - and suggested HANGING Jean-Claude Juncker

    06/14/2016 6:19:46 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to orchestra

    It was a huge wake up call to British comedians a decade or so ago, despite their being predominantly liberal, when EU bureaucrats decided that they had the authority to preemptively censor their comedy, on the grounds that it might offend someone. In other words, all professional humor had to be submitted to bureaucrats prior to use.

  • Who is right, Francis or the Church before Francis? [Catholic Caucus]

    06/13/2016 5:27:20 PM PDT · 7 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ebb tide

    First rule: no more Jesuit Popes, ever.

  • Paul Manafort: Romney Is A Sore Loser and a ‘Coward’

    06/12/2016 5:58:55 PM PDT · 31 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to orchestra

    If “Romney the bitter” wants to fight Trump with millions of billionaire dollars, we can but hope he hires Jeb Bush as his treasurer. They would spend their first hundred million dollars arguing over what necktie is more “powerful”.

  • Why are so many bankers committing suicide?

    06/12/2016 12:16:49 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GraceG

    My first guess is to check the pharma they were taking.

    Professional peer groups, even internationally, tend to consume similar drugs, legal and illegal. As they say in the drug advertisements, “Tell your friends, and ask your doctor about ‘XXXXXX’.”

    Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (paroxetine) or Zoloft (sertraline) are big contenders in the “suicide as side effect” category. Statins (against high cholesterol), weight loss drugs, anti-smoking drugs and asthma drugs can do the same.

  • Orlando , Florida Pulse Gay Bar Is Gun Free Zone

    06/12/2016 11:20:59 AM PDT · 20 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to NoLibZone

    This is actually a big opportunity for conservatives talking to homosexuals:

    1) Muslims are *not* your friends, *nor* can they become your friends. So, should *more* Muslims be kept out of the U.S.?

    2) Who does the Democrat party care more about, homosexuals or Muslims? Are they willing for you to *die*, just so they can get the “Muslim vote”?

    3) Homosexuals desperately need guns, and they need to carry those guns, to protect themselves. Any place that is a “gun free zone” is a threat to their lives. Anyone who wants to make it harder for them to get and keep their guns is their enemy, no matter how much they say they are their friend. This means Hillary Clinton.

  • Florida Pulse Gay Bar Mass Shooting was in a Gun Free Zone

    06/12/2016 8:52:51 AM PDT · 83 of 96
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    Lots of possible indirectly positive things might grow out of this.

    1) Homosexuals need introspection. Should they continue to be in favor of Muslim immigration, and tolerant of Muslim behavior?

    2) They also need to examine their politics. Who do the Democrats embrace more, homosexuals or Muslims? If the answer is Muslims, should homosexuals instead throw their support to conservatives?

    Conservatives tolerate homosexuals as people, even if they do not care much for their lifestyle. If Democrats embrace Muslims, homosexuals just become targets for violent murder, and the only thing the Democrats will offer is to “deplore” the murders and apologize for America, again.

    3) Gays need guns. In another break with the Democrats, homosexuals need to protect themselves, not even think that government is going to do so. A gay bar that is a “gun free zone” is just a “gay abattoir”.

  • Freeper Predictions. How Will Barry And Hillary Explain The Horror In Orlando?

    06/12/2016 7:48:57 AM PDT · 66 of 150
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cruz_West_Paul2016

    “Workplace violence.”