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  • US Special Forces funds drug that can put soldiers injured... into HIBERNATION

    11/27/2014 5:04:41 PM PST · 23 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to naturalman1975

    I don’t mean to disparage the discovery, just the assertion.

    For example, there are now “blood therapeutics”, blood substitutes that when injected, contain so much oxygen that the time to the start of oxygen deprivation damage is extended from a few minutes to almost a half an hour.

    Likewise there is now a means to aerate blood with micro bubbles of oxygen, so even with minimal circulation, such as with crush injuries, enough oxygen is delivered to stave off additional tissue damage.

    Blood coagulation technology has had several breakthroughs, so that even a lot of arterial bleeding can be limited.

    Then there are technologies like Accuvein:

    There are also very small portable vital signs and even anesthesia monitors.

  • US Special Forces funds drug that can put soldiers injured... into HIBERNATION

    11/27/2014 1:54:05 PM PST · 12 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to naturalman1975

    “Experts say the drug therapy they’re working on may be the first big advance in treating battlefield casualties since the Vietnam War.”

    This is absolutely not true. There have been dozens or hundreds of gigantic leaps in medical technology directly useful for battlefield casualties.

  • Are we on the brink of creating artificial life? .....

    11/27/2014 10:37:36 AM PST · 43 of 50
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GrandJediMasterYoda

    In 2009, a robotics experiment “evolved” robots that learned to lie and cheat.

  • German Catholic bishops tabled allowing Church to divorced-remarried or Sodomite pseudo-married

    11/27/2014 10:28:25 AM PST · 3 of 5
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CharlesOConnell

    Minor note: this article correctly uses the word “tabled” as a verb, “to hold back to a later time”. However, in the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), the word “tabled” is often used to mean “introduced into discussion”, the opposite meaning, as well as its original use.

    It’s not often you find a word that means something, but also the opposite of that something.

  • GOP outrage over immigration will backfire come election time

    11/27/2014 10:09:53 AM PST · 30 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    The truth is that Hispanics are neither stupid nor naive, like certain other groups that support Democrats. This is not to say that they don’t have stupid and naive members, just that they do not dominate Hispanics as a group.

    To start with, many Hispanics do not support illegal aliens coming to live in America. The UFW unionist Cesar Chavez hated illegals, and his unionists even got into brawls with them.

    But at the same time, they are not going to support politicians that treat them as a monolithic voting bloc, not as individuals and families. Nor will they support politicians who deride them as people.

    So parse it into (good) and (bad).

    “Our party supports equality of opportunity, not outcome, so if you work hard and play by the rules, you have a strong chance to prosper. (Very good)

    “However, we want to kick all illegals out of the US. (Very bad, not because of who, but what. What kind of government forces out millions of people?)

    “We want to close the border to illegal aliens. (Neutral, but leaning bad, because it inherently focuses on Mexicans.)

    “Honorable military service should be a path to citizenship.” (Very good.)

  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 8:05:03 AM PST · 92 of 255
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cheerio

    A major reason that from the very start, conservatives should shun both Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as intolerable.

    Other than supporting multinational corporate internationalism, which is profoundly harmful to America, neither of these men seemingly care one whit for reason and common sense.

    They live in a fantasy world where socialized medicine works, a welfare state is good, the government is supposed to micromanage the lives of all citizens, and “the business of America is the ‘Military-Police-Intelligence-FED-Multinational Corporation-Federal Debt Complex’.”

    The Republican leadership wants, once again, to force losers like this on us. And if through some miracle a conservative is nominated for POTUS, the leadership would throw their support to Hillary, preferring the radical left agenda to that of the conservatives.

  • Connecticut to offer driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    11/27/2014 7:49:30 AM PST · 20 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind

    There are some interesting twists to this one.

    The feds have been pushing REAL ID hard for years, as a national identity card. But a lot of states are refusing to join in, because they would have to pay for it, and the people of their states don’t want it.

    But because driver’s licenses are the primary ID cards in use, when liberal states issues driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, it creates a problem.

    States currently have reciprocity with each other, to recognize driver’s licenses issued by other states. But if some states issue licenses to illegal aliens, other states may have no choice but to refuse to recognize licenses issued by that state.

    Otherwise, illegal aliens can get driver’s licenses in one state, then travel to another state and use their license as a form of ID to carry out fraud.

    So a state like Connecticut may be screwing its own citizens down the line, unless they have some other form of picture ID card not issued to illegal aliens and recognized by other states.

  • Gay Marriage Bans Overturned In Mississippi And Arkansas

    11/27/2014 7:11:06 AM PST · 6 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to madprof98

    Obama appointed judge.

    Harry Reid blocked the Republicans from being able to resist judicial appointments in the senate, and then, very quickly, the Democrats confirmed the most radical and ideologically fanatical judges they could find, to a slew of lifetime bench appointments.

    In exchange, even before the elections, Mitch McConnell decided to give the Democrats the power to logjam and roadblock everything the Republicans did in the senate, in the name of “fairness”.

    Mitch McConnell should be put in a prison filled with rapists, in the name of fairness.

  • Le Pen forced to justify €9m loan from Russia

    11/26/2014 10:23:47 AM PST · 3 of 6
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Tailgunner Joe

    I am not shocked in the slightest, and imagine something similar could happen in the US.

    Currently the Just Us Department has an ongoing scheme called Operation Choke Point. They lean on banks to deny loans or to even have accounts for those the administration (Democrats) do not approve of, including many legal and legitimate businesses.

    Imagine if Tea Party, conservative organizations, news organizations critical of the administration, Democrats or liberals, were attacked this way? Is it any different than their using the IRS to target and harass these groups, like they currently do?

    No doubt the current French socialist government has been using all sorts of means to lean on the banks to deny the National Front the money it needs to fight the socialists.

    Do you think that Obama, Holder, Hillary, et al. would hesitate for a second to do that?

  • US House To Hold Hearing On Oil Export Ban

    11/26/2014 6:06:48 AM PST · 5 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to thackney

    The oil expert ban makes complete sense for an overriding reason. Multinational corporations have zero sense of loyalty to the United States, even though they control the US Chamber of Commerce, and through it, the leadership of the Republican party.

    The only thing they care about is preferred access to US markets and evasion of US taxes. They do not want to employ American workers, nor even to enrich their own American franchisees, minimizing their profits if at all possible, to the advantage of the parent multinational.

    They would screw the United States for greater oil profits, and since oil is a fungible commodity (meaning a “general” product with no clear origin at sale), they could do so for no other reason than to gain US market control to keep prices unnaturally high. And they certainly would do so, with no more concern than swatting a fly.

    They easily embrace America’s enemies with utterly mercenary acumen, and support internationalist socialism because it is such a flawed concept that they can imagine it multiplying their profits.

    They have the outlook and behavior of the worst of capitalists, comparable to the Star Trek aliens called the “Ferengi”. “They and their culture are characterized by a mercantile obsession with profit and trade, and their constant efforts to swindle unwary customers into unfair deals.”

    For all of these reasons, the oil export ban makes great sense. These scoundrels must always be kept on a tight leash, or we will all suffer terribly from their abuse.

  • Israel Not Such a Haven for Christians

    11/25/2014 5:33:51 PM PST · 17 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Enza Ferreri

    There is a lot more to the story than just what he observed.

    To start with, neither the Jews nor the Christians in Israel are “monolithic” in their sectarianism. That is, different Christian sects often have very bitter fights, usually over the management of holy sites, literally over square inches of territory, and minutes of use.

    Likewise different Jewish sects despise other Jews. They form ghetto communities of just their sect where other Jews are not welcome. Likewise there is a continual fight between religious and secular Jews. Then there is yet another division, between politically leftist and conservative Jews.

    However, both the Christians and the Jews rarely engage in murderous fights, unlike the Muslims.

    And there are yet other twists. As he noted in his article, the majority of Christians in Israel are Arabs. But what he didn’t say was that they often align themselves, more or less, with the Muslim Arabs, against Israel.

    “In 2009, there were an estimated 50,000 Christians in the Palestinian territories, mostly in the West Bank, with about 3,000 in the Gaza Strip. Of the total Christian population of 154,000 in Israel, about 80% are Arabs, many of whom also self-identify as Palestinian.”

    The latest twist to this is that the Israeli government is trying to change the law.

    “A recent Israeli government decision permits Palestinian Christians to designate themselves as ‘Arameans’ rather than as Arabs and they can thus enter the Israeli army.”

    A commission of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land has denounced this, rather self-servingly, by saying “Israel does not need Christians who have deformed their identity, who position themselves as enemies of their own people and who become soldiers for war.”

  • Ferguson officials: Where was the National Guard?

    11/25/2014 5:04:26 PM PST · 55 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Second Amendment First

    Mayor James Knowles III, a Republican, btw, is also a fault for assuming that somebody other than honest citizens would protect his city.

    Instead he should have instructed his police department to create and train a civilian militia to help protect the city. Those citizens involved would have to be identified as being of “good character”, and they would have to have their own guns and ammunition. Each sub group of 4-5 citizens would be under the leadership of a police officer.

    It would effectively quadruple or quintuple the size of the police department.

    Thus, every business and every government building would have substantial security, and there would be patrols everywhere. Very hard for rioters or looters to function.

  • The Drastic Overreach of the “Rape by Fraud” Bill

    11/25/2014 3:53:01 PM PST · 19 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cincinatus' Wife

    Though it needs considerable fine tuning, I can imagine several circumstances where “rape by fraud” is a legitimate complaint.

    1) A man goes to a popular singles bar in hopes of finding a romantic partner with the eventual intent of marriage and children. He sees what he believes to be a woman, and makes polite overtures to “her”, to which she is amenable. So he spends time with her, buys her things of value, over the course of several dates, and eventually they go to a hotel room he has rented, where he discovers that “she” is actually a “he”, after sex acts have happened in a darkened room.

    By this ruse, he has been defrauded of his time, effort, money, and possibly his good name and reputation, becoming a butt of jokes, and a subject of scorn. And, with a change in the law, he might also be considered a victim of rape by fraud.

    Often when this happens, the man is enraged enough to physically assault the fraud, for which he is arrested. Currently, the fraud is no defense, and his case is treated as if he just spontaneously decided to assault the transvestite.

    2) A similar situation, in which a man is hoping to find both a mate and have children with her. But the transvestite has had a sex change, so its genitalia appear to be those of a female, but it cannot bear children.

    Likewise, this is a fraud, but only if the sex change does not inform their husband of what they really are. Again, the courts dismiss what might be years of fraud against the husband, and his diminished ability to find a fertile wife. He has, in effect, been raped of his fertility, through deceit.

    3) A truly vicious deceit is if one partner goes to lengths to conceal that their family has a severe genetic disorder. One such case was of a woman who, abetted by her family, concealed that all male children born in her family were congenitally blind. This remained a secret until she gave birth to triplet boys, all blind.

    To describe this as rape by fraud is actually insufficient, but the injustice it inflicted is palpable.

    4) The most common form of rape by fraud is, as you might suspect, stolen valor. For the courts to dismiss this in an offhand manner, as they have in recent years, is just despicable.

  • Evidence: Michael Brown Was High on Pot and Carrying a Bag of It

    11/25/2014 10:41:38 AM PST · 29 of 65
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Rusty0604

    I’m not impressed that marijuana is any form of excuse for his behavior.

    There is an old single panel comic that featured two fat police officers walking down a sidewalk, with one saying, “I smoked marijuana once. It made me want to hurt and kill.”

  • I Was Mugged, And I Understand Why

    11/25/2014 10:37:21 AM PST · 35 of 85
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TigerClaws

    Think of how more rewarding the article would have been if the author had said, “A mugger attempted to mug me, and I shot him to death, and I understand why”.

    “Last weekend, a mugger attempted to rob my housemate and I at gunpoint while walking home from Dupont Circle. I have a legal concealed carry pistol which allowed me to defend our lives, and the mugger was prevented from harming us or others, his potential future victims. The entire incident lasted under a minute, and the mugger lay dead at our feet.”

    Instead the author and his housemate could be dead, the most recent casualties of this robber who would almost certainly rob, and perhaps kill, again.

    The motivations of the robber truly do not matter. His actions matter. And by carrying out those actions, his life is forfeit.

  • For Thanksgiving - Pass the Civility

    11/24/2014 6:12:00 PM PST · 23 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Because of Hollywood movies, many Europeans feel that Americans come in one of two types: either cowboys or gangsters. Oddly enough, there is some truth to that stereotype.

    If you think about the lives of cowboys and gangsters, you see how very much conservatives are like cowboys and liberals behave like gangsters.

    Cowboys believe in self-reliance, hard work earns rewards, honesty is the best policy, and that the measure of a man or woman is found in their character. Their view of government is a gentleman’s agreement for mutual benefit.

    The gangster way is always an “us vs them” relationship between our gang and other gangs. Their purpose of government is simplistic, to reward their friends and punish their enemies. Everything the gang does is at the direction, and for the benefit, of the capo, or great leader. In turn, he trickles down rewards to his top lieutenants, who reward their subordinates, etc.

    But this is all background. Now imagine a dinner table at which is a cowboy and a gangster. The cowboy does not trust the gangster, because he sees that the gangster lacks character. The gangster sees the cowboy as “not of the family”, so he is an outsider, by default an enemy.

    But because of his upbringing, the cowboy extends common courtesy to the gangster. The benefit of the doubt. But the gangster wants nothing to do with it, because he sees the cowboy as an enemy, who should get nothing but punishment.

    The gangster tends to act out of the seven deadly sins: pride, wrath, greed, gluttony, lust, sloth and envy. Thus he really despises the cowboy, because he doesn’t embrace all of those and all at once.

    The gangster is nothing but flaws, but the cowboy’s flaw is that he hopes that if he is diplomatic enough the gangster will behave himself. And this is the gist of the article, the hope that “common ground” can be reached between to people whose very substance is diametrically opposed.

    The cowboy is as likely to get a reasonable response from a rabid dog. It’s a pity, thinks the cowboy, because I like dogs. But it’s a waste of time to think that a rabid dog will ever be anything but what it is. The same with liberals.

  • Obama’s Cares About Expanding Executive Power, Not Immigrants

    11/24/2014 7:35:52 AM PST · 7 of 10
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to LeoMcNeil

    Don’t limit this to Obama. The problem lies in the office of the president having become too powerful, at the expense of the legislative and judicial branches, the states and the people.

    The presidency needs a “haircut.”

    To start with, a conservative POTUS needs to work with a conservative congress to do it right. Things like Presidential Signing Statements, Proclamations that grab state lands, national disaster dictatorship plans (which every president since Eisenhower have signed on to), Czars, and many other bad behaviors need to be eliminated outright.

    Other things need to be reinforced and clarified, like the War Power Act and Posse Comitatus Act, the explicit limitations to Executive Privilege, the ability of congress to impeach cabinet officers and other appointees, the ability of congress to fire General Service bureaucrats and close agencies and bureaus of government, etc.

    Non-government persons (especially first ladies) should be officially stripped of any notions that they have authority.

    The FED needs auditing, as well as ALL of America’s strategic resources, especially our metals reserves.

    This list goes on and on.

  • Historic Global Temperature Drop Predicted

    11/24/2014 7:16:20 AM PST · 63 of 74
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to dontreadthis

    Oddly enough, we do need some new technology for agriculture, not based on climate, but based on the need to avoid weather.

    At first, more experimental than practical, the idea is to create 3D pyramid and underground agriculture, gigantic greenhouses that produce some crops year around. (This enigmatic statement needs a lot of background.)

    In the Netherlands, space is very limited, so they have created a pyramid of sorts, to raise farm animals. They try to be conservative with their energy needs, by using the methane produced by the animal waste, and conservative of water by filtering and recycling. With the added benefit of using the algae produced to add to the animal fodder for better nutrition.

    While this is currently done for animals, it might become very practical for more nutritious, that is, denser for the given space, and higher value crops.

    Conversely, in hot climates, it is often too hot, and water too scarce, so putting an “upside down” pyramid underground solves many problems. In this case, using the methane to cool the place, and channeling light instead of using direct sunlight, again to reduce heat. And, of course, recycling the water to conserve it.

    An important bottom line is twofold: first, so that there is a reasonably certain *marginal* amount of food if inclement weather of any kind damages the primary agriculture, thus helping to protect availability and price stability. And second, to protect the plants and animals, including bees, from acute plague diseases that could wipe them out.

    Additional benefits include isolating experimental GM plants and animals, to prevent cross contamination; as well as breeding endangered plants and animals in controlled conditions, to help replenish their numbers in the wild.

  • Scarborough: Trayvon Was Chased and Shot 'Because He Was Black'

    11/24/2014 6:16:41 AM PST · 30 of 58
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to governsleastgovernsbest

    Importantly, it was just last June 30th, that Judge Debra Nelson (appointed by Jeb Bush), who presided over Zimmerman’s criminal trial, summarily dismissed his lawsuit against MSNBC, “for Defamation and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.”

    She wrote in her order that: “there are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants’ (MSNBC) acted with actual malice; that there exists absolutely no clear and convincing evidence that Defendants’ knew that the information published was false at the time it was published, or recklessly disregard the truth or falsity of those statements at the time they were published”.

    However, Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury on July 13, just 13 days later, so since that time, were Scarborough to again call Zimmerman “a murderer”, he would be guilty of libel.

    However, this statement, that he killed Martin because he was black, goes to a state of mind, which cannot be objectively defended.

    So Scarborough’s slander was probably first vetted by MSNBC’s lawyers, to see if they could legally get away with it. Unfortunately, they can.

    But jerks like Scarborough are notorious for being unable to control their impulses, so eventually he may spout off again in public, in an actionable manner. And hopefully it will be recorded, and Zimmerman can sue MSNBC off the air.

  • Missouri, the ‘Show Me’ (Leadership) State

    11/23/2014 3:33:38 PM PST · 6 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    The real reason Nixon activated the national guard is not obvious. Somebody leaked to him that the Just Us Department was considering a major double cross to him, by accusing the grand jury prosecutor of bias.

    The St. Louis County prosecutor is Robert P. McCulloch, a loyal Democrat who supported Obama. Also a big friend to Nixon. That is breaking Democrat “dog does not eat dog” rules, big time.

  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 3:18:51 PM PST · 10 of 140
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Impala64ssa

    The gun had been modified to remove its orange tip, making it identifiable as a toy.

    Those orange tips are a rotten idea. I have never heard of any time when an LEO said, “I was just about to shoot them, and then I saw the orange tip on their gun, so I didn’t.”

    Likewise, since it would be easy to put a fake orange tip on a real gun, it does the police no good anyway.

    Instead, kids need instruction that they should never, ever draw down on a cop, and if a cop ever orders them to do something, they must. And most important of all, a fake gun can get them really shot.

  • What’s the difference between Obama and a Latin American Caudillo?

    11/23/2014 2:52:05 PM PST · 10 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to moneyrunner
    Reminds me of the character "El Supremo", from Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951), starring Gregory Peck.

  • Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell brawl backstage at 'The View,' leave Rosie Perez in tears: sources

    11/23/2014 12:20:29 PM PST · 46 of 52
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RightGeek

    Too bad there weren’t any knives handy.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 12:18:34 PM PST · 34 of 81
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Shimmer1

    Just changing status to non may not be enough anymore, because the value of human organs is great enough for them to “bend the rules” to the point of breaking.

    If you are determined to not be organ harvested, there are a list of diseases that are both hard to detect, and prohibited from transplantation organs. Carrying identification that you have or have had one of these diseases would at least deny them your organs; even if they still wanted to kill you, that is, “euthanize” you for whatever reason they, not you, had.

    Never underestimate the ruthlessness of such people.

  • Insects: The food of the future ( The UN wants us to eat bugs)

    11/23/2014 11:56:34 AM PST · 45 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Dallas59

    It should be noted that for decades, the general assembly of the UN has consistently voted fried locusts to be its “favorite snack food.”

    Other interesting facts about them.

    Though many modern nations regularly have delegates with advanced university degrees, the average education of the general assembly is 5th grade.

    UN security regularly confiscates weaponry from delegates, to include blow guns and darts, knives, guns, poisons and other weapons. But the biggest security problem is that some of the delegates regularly set fires on the carpeting, with intent to cook meals in pots on the floor.

    The delegates generally have a fascination with fire, and solicit thousands of disposable lighters each year.

    Because so many of the delegates are illiterate, special cartoon pamphlets are created to give them a pictorial illustration of complex subjects.

    In voting for translation services, many times the use of drums for headphone communication has narrowly been defeated.

    Nepotism is so firmly established that many delegates assume western nation ambassadors are also closely related to their nations political leaders.

    A large majority of general assembly delegates believe that the Moon landing was just another Hollywood movie production.

  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution [Plus my comments on relevance to U.S. politics]

    11/23/2014 11:39:33 AM PST · 2 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to DanMiller

    What he is arguing is flawed.

    That is, the very name of UKIP “UK Independence Party” is its purpose: they do not seek “rule” so much as the “ability to rule”.

    That is, the UK has for a long time been lurching towards rule by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. It has surrendered so much of its sovereignty that their very nation is at risk. As things stand, if Brussels ordered them to wear Lederhosen, scuba flippers and pink tutus, both Labour and the Tories wound bend at the knee to oblige.

    The author frets, “Well, what is the rest of UKIPs agenda?”, but this question is moot unless their agenda is that of the UK, not one ordered on them by Brussels.

    In effect, they are a slave trying to earn their freedom. While they are still enslaved, it doesn’t matter to fret about how they might use their freedom.

    The implication, in both cases, that UKIP, or the slave, aren’t ready for freedom, because they have not announced their plans of what they intend to do with it.

  • SHOCK: Homeschooling family tasered, arrested after being accused of having a ‘messy’ house

    11/23/2014 9:33:29 AM PST · 32 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SWAMPSNIPER
  • A Navy Vet's Case For Gun Control

    11/23/2014 9:26:45 AM PST · 77 of 106
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Second Amendment First

    This loser (Shawn VanDiver) is a serious leftist.

    Major Obama backer and member of Organizing For America.

    Member of Truman National Security Project Defense Council. It has Joe Biden’s son, R. Hunter Biden on its board of directors. Remember, he was the one discharged from the Navy for being a cocaine head.

  • David Brooks: "On The Republican Side, The Great And The Good Are Hoping For Jeb Bush"

    11/23/2014 9:06:19 AM PST · 54 of 82
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to cotton1706

    “On The Republican Side, The Greedy And The Multinational Are Hoping For Jeb Bush, and corporate internationalism.”

    “Ladies and gentlemen, our corporate anthem.”

  • Armed man tries to carjack MO State Senator Nasheed

    11/22/2014 5:48:06 PM PST · 5 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TigerClaws

    She is of the proud tradition of totally nuts black congresswomen.

  • BREAKING: Ferguson Grand Jury Fails to Reach Decision on Indictment

    11/22/2014 12:16:38 PM PST · 34 of 152
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Doesn’t really matter whether the starting gun has blanks or bullets, most everyone wants to get the party started.

    Rioters want to riot, haters want to hate, armed citizens want to put a bunch of rioters six feet under, and the malevolent Just Us Department is so incompetent in trying to direct the rioters that they couldn’t find their respective rear ends with a road map and a flashlight.

    Maybe they can rustle up some anarchists, or somebody who knows how to riot properly. This current batch are worthless.

  • Shocker: Top Google Engineers Say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’

    11/22/2014 11:53:13 AM PST · 10 of 132
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Vince Ferrer

    They started with the wrong idea: to provide *most* energy with renewable resources. The truth is that *some* renewable energy is fine and dandy, but only for *marginal* uses.

    Most of the time, marginal uses are less valuable, because primary energy provision is more than adequate, and does a great job at low cost.

    However, when there are *peaks* of energy consumption, renewable resources are quite handy. Oddly enough, mostly by making primary energy provision more efficient.

  • Americans 'mad at government' melt phones on Capitol Hill

    11/21/2014 6:42:11 PM PST · 17 of 34
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I ask everyone to plead with congress that the office of the president has taken too much power to itself, and that congress must prohibit such things in the future, as:

    Presidential Signing Statements. Perhaps the most unconstitutional of actions, because they assign to the president both legislative and judicial powers. It nears a constitutional crisis, so this power must be taken away.

    Presidential signing of treaties they declare to be “below the threshold of treaties” so they do not require approval by the senate. Not only must this be stopped, but such agreements that have already been made must be officially abrogated.

    Grotesque violations of the Posse Comitatus and War Powers Acts. These both need to be fully restored and fortified with greater restrictions on the president.

    Presidential proclamations that have federalized the majority of western states lands. Not only must these federal takings end, but the vast majority of these lands must be returned unconditionally to the states.

    Extrapolations of the constitution that have caused ruin to our nation, especially interpreting the Interstate Commerce Clause to include Intrastate Commerce; the grotesque expansion of the General Welfare clause to create a welfare state; the recent attack on civil liberties by interpreting navigable waterways to mean all water; and the effort to seize control over a natural, normal and beneficial common gas, carbon dioxide.

    All of these should be stripped from the office of the president, not just from a particular president.

    Importantly, an essential part of our system of government is not that the president may be compelled to perform his duties; but that the other two branches can *prevent* the president from carrying out activities for which he is neither empowered nor authorized by our constitution.

    The presidency must be reduced to proper function before it destroys our nation.

  • Window washer plunges from downtown San Francisco building (And lives)

    11/21/2014 5:21:45 PM PST · 30 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON

    Window washer plunges. Plumber falls.

  • UK's First 'Poo Bus' Goes Into Service Between Bristol and Bath

    11/21/2014 5:20:31 PM PST · 16 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steelfish

    “The ride was okay, except the seats were uncomfortable. I wish I had eaten more roughage beforehand. At least when we arrived, we got to Bath.”

  • Il: Bakery Shootout: no Restraints

    11/21/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · 17 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    I would add an important point that supports this argument.

    “Resistance significantly increases degree of difficulty.”

    Robbing or otherwise oppressing someone is not easy for all sorts of reasons. Because of this, the robber or oppressor will often actively demand compliance. If they don’t get it, even by passively refusing their demands, what they are trying to do becomes harder.

    Some experienced, professional muggers do not even present a weapon, nor are they armed. They count on their appearance to be so intimidating that they can just ask someone for their wallet, and as often as not, that person will just hand it to them. But if they refuse, the mugger just walks away. They grasp the problem.

    But if the majority do not get compliance, they try to force compliance. And this is where active resistance radically increases the degree of difficulty of what they are trying to do. It becomes not just harder, but often insurmountably hard.

    First of all, they are not doing what they want to do. Instead they are trying to shepherd people, and while the clock is ticking. If there are several people, they have to pay attention to all of them, as well as watching the doors, listening for sirens, and aware that the police may be on their way. Oh yes, and rob or whatever.

    Their efforts at restraint at this point are just as likely as not a panic response instead of a plan.

    Somebody in the room with concealed carry raises their degree of difficulty to astounding levels. With that, the robber is almost certainly going to lose, and lose big.

    As a concealed carry holder, instead of immediately opening fire, you might be able to actually plan on maximizing your defense. Things like moving behind cover or at least concealment, getting the optimal firing angle while trying to avoid hitting others in the background, or conversely using one robber as cover from another robber. And making sure there is a round in the chamber and the safety is off.

    Your resistance to restraint is making the robbers degree of difficulty near impossible.

  • Wellesley Fires Hillel Leaders Even as Anti-Israel Activism Rises

    11/21/2014 1:17:17 PM PST · 14 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SJackson


    April 7 - Jewish civil servants, including University professors and school teachers, are fired from their positions.

    April 25 - The law against “overcrowding in German schools and universities” is adopted, restricting the number of Jewish children allowed to attend.


    July 2 - Further restrictions are imposed on the number of Jewish students attending German schools.

    July 16 - Buchenwald concentration camp opens.


    December 8 - Jews may no longer attend universities as teachers and/or students.

  • Planned Parenthood Letter: Abortion Won’t Threaten Your Relationship With God

    11/21/2014 1:05:39 PM PST · 9 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

    This is a golden opportunity to rewrite their letter so it says that abortion will strengthen their relationship with Satan. Done with a straight face, it would be horrifying.

  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 12:59:24 PM PST · 20 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GrandJediMasterYoda

    “If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”
    - A Concerned Cop (anonymous)

  • Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death

    11/21/2014 12:55:51 PM PST · 10 of 49
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    They can now legitimately be called a lynch mob. And they should be called a lynch mob, at every opportunity, because if the public accepts them as such, many prosecutors will immediately be reminded of the many anti-Ku Klux Klan laws that are still on the books.

    Importantly, while those laws were written with the KKK in mind, they did not specifically name the KKK, but are written in general terms, specifically against lynch mobs.

  • Holder urges restraint ahead of decision on Ferguson shooting

    11/21/2014 11:11:27 AM PST · 6 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON

    “If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon. We will not be able to protect you or your family. It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”
    - A Concerned Cop (anonymous)

  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:42:30 AM PST · 41 of 107
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123
  • You Have to Give It to the President

    11/21/2014 6:24:29 AM PST · 60 of 94
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Lazamataz

    That is why the Republicans must parse the heck out of the budget bills. Imagine how Obama would panic if hundreds of thousands of bureaucratic voices “cried out for money and were suddenly silenced.” Bureaucrats are more than happy to save their own skins by sacrificing their peers.

    And “shutting down the government” doesn’t work if it is just a single agency at a time.

  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 6:18:03 AM PST · 10 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Iron Munro

    While there would be some immediate enjoyment in doing so, the Europeans are nothing if not hypocrites. They would immediately book them back to Israel, via whatever intermediate stop they could use.

    However, it is about 1,800 miles from Juba, South Sudan, to Cairo, Egypt. A very, very harsh 1,800 miles.

  • TX:Possible Mass Shooting Stopped by Armed Citizen?

    11/21/2014 6:11:33 AM PST · 17 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    More details:

    Martin Daniel Guerrero (the gunman) is a Specialist (Spc.) in the U.S. Army and assigned to 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, said Fort Bliss officials.

    The 23-year-old man was charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to jail records. Guerrero was booked into the El Paso County Jail on bonds totaling $250,291.

    After the shooting early Sunday morning, Guerrero was placed in custody and taken to a local hospital.

    Another odd bit:

    Guerrero was arrested in February on suspicion of assault causing bodily injury to a family member by impeding breath, according to jail records. He was booked into El Paso County jail on Feb. 12 and released on a $5,00 bond on Feb. 14.

  • You Have to Give It to the President

    11/21/2014 5:58:26 AM PST · 49 of 94
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to madprof98

    It is an important detail that both the House and the Senate have complete control over how they do their business.

    Importantly, no previous House or Senate can constrain the current one in how it functions.

    So if the House wants to, it can change the budgetary process.

    Right now, almost all budget bills are “omnibus” bills providing funding for a vast number of evils. But they do not have to be this way.

    What the House should do is to start separating the most repulsive of these agencies and activities into their own bills. And only send Obama “must pass” bills that are clean and stripped of anything extraneous.

    And then do what Harry Reid did with the funding bills, which is to refuse to consider them, but just for the obnoxious and unconstitutional bills. Once they are separated out, they don’t even get voted on, and no opportunity for Obama to veto them.

    With zero funding, they are over and done for. And there is nothing Obama can do about it. He cannot give those agencies a continuing resolution. Without money, they do not function, and their staff does not get paid.

  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:41:26 AM PST · 5 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Eleutheria5

    The Israelis need to “double down” (though that expression is becoming annoying), by deporting the terrorists entire family.

    A local deportation won’t work, so they should pay the government of Israel’s ally South Sudan to take them in. The government of South Sudan is strapped for cash, and its Christians and Animists have had bitter fights with Muslims, so have little tolerance for their bad behavior. So they may decide to, in turn, deport the terrorist families to North Sudan, which is a Muslim brutalitarian regime.

    What’s not to like? It give Israel a chance to give a little more foreign aid to their friend, South Sudan. It is one in the eye to those European jerks. And last but not least, it culls a terrorist supporting Paleo family from the region, and sends a strong message to other such families that they had better keep a tight leash on their young people, lest they face the same departure.

  • A Government of Grubers

    11/21/2014 5:32:14 AM PST · 21 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to conservatism_IS_compassion

    Why not have both:


  • IN:Suspect Can't Cover it All; Customer with CCW Shoots Him

    11/20/2014 6:12:41 PM PST · 22 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain
    This one is so cut and dried, that little remains but a Latin epitaph.

    Facile veni, facile cibum. Mundus autem in adventu eius non est melior, sed per excessum. -- Easy come, easy go. The world was improved not by his arrival, but by his departure.

  • A Government of Grubers

    11/20/2014 4:34:26 PM PST · 2 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Bettyprob
    Perhaps it would be better to call them "A government of Schicklgrubers". "I don't see much future for the Americans ... it's a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities ... my feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance ... everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it's half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together?" ― Adolf Hitler, Hitler's Secret Conversations, 1941-1944