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  • Joe Biden votes early, but ‘what’s with the glue stick?’ [photo]

    10/24/2014 4:07:55 PM PDT · 42 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to smoothsailing

    Simple. His sons snorts cocaine. He sniffs glue.

  • Could non-citizens decide the November election?

    10/24/2014 4:01:20 PM PDT · 27 of 46
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to E. Pluribus Unum

    One thing is well known, that illegal aliens are very, very aware of Spanish language news and advertisement. South of the border, a single story that times are tough for illegals in the US causes a big drop in illegal crossings, and vice versa. The word does get out.

    This being said, an obvious answer to illegal aliens voting is to warn them ahead of time that it is a “serious” crime for non-citizens to vote, and if they are caught illegally voting, they will go to jail and they and their families will be deported.

    Of course, this is filled with half truths, but there is nothing the Democrats could say to them that will persuade them to vote if they think they could be punished for it.

    It is just easier to not vote.

  • The Politics Of Medicaid Expansion And Obamacare Repeal

    10/24/2014 1:36:32 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Lorianne

    The easiest way to handle Medicaid is to sweep the problem out of federal hands, for the most part: make all Medicaid funds direct “per poverty capita” block grants to the states, and with general guidelines, leave it up to the states how to distribute that money to health care for the poor. With strict limits on what percent of that money can be spent on administrative costs of the program.

    Say, based on a state getting $100m, it can spend 5 million of that on administration, which is bare bones. But that is the limit of the federal contribution. If the state wants to pay more, it comes out of their pocket or co-payment.

    Truthfully, this does provide the “Second tier” medical and dental care that has been provided for many years to the poor. For example, someone with a bad cavity does not get it filled, they get the tooth pulled. Unless the state can figure out a way to fill cavities quickly and for less, or is willing to pay for cavities to be filled.

    Doing it this was saves an enormous amount of taxpayer money.

  • (Vanity) Immediately upon release from hospital, Nina Pham hustled to Whitehouse for photo op (pic)

    10/24/2014 12:17:33 PM PDT · 14 of 56
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to AAABEST

    “Are you absolutely sure that this sheet of laminate will be absolutely invisible to the camera?”

  • NC: In Gunfight, Grandfather stops Rape of Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 11:13:30 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to trisham

    It was an understatement that they are hard to bust through. The truth is that either the door will have to be smashed apart, or torn out of its hinges in a wooden door frame. If it is a residential steel door (sold at Loew’s and Home Depot), in a steel frame, it (breaking through) is just not happening. Much easier to go through a window.

  • New $9 Million Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Queens Expects Big Business

    10/24/2014 11:00:24 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

  • NC: In Gunfight, Grandfather stops Rape of Granddaughter

    10/24/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT · 8 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain
    Here are all three. Nick (deceased), Mike, and Mustard. (an old joke)

    And, my personal recommendation, the "door club". This easily allows to block a door, allow a 2" gap, or easily remove. They are very hard to bust through. About $25.

  • Banker Suicides Return: DSK's Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

    10/24/2014 10:30:22 AM PDT · 9 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Nachum


  • Trending: Meet the Notre Dame football player now ‘dating’ a porn star

    10/24/2014 10:29:35 AM PDT · 26 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    I’ve long hoped that some director would use a bunch of established porn stars (clothed) as extras and in bit parts in their movies. The trick is that each of them probably has several thousand fans who would buy the movie just to see the recognizable face, and them doing normal, non-porn things.

    Importantly, in most cases they only need to be in the SAG union if they have speaking parts, but if they are just doing things in the background, even if they are eye-catching (still not porn), without speaking, they don’t have to be in the union.

  • White House Security Dogs Hurricane and Jordan Hailed Heroes after they took down Intruder ....

    10/24/2014 10:10:36 AM PDT · 7 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cecily

    “Under the Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act, anyone convicted of purposely assaulting, maiming, or killing federal law enforcement animals such as police dogs and horses could be fined at least $1,000 and spend up to 10 years in prison.”

    However, because the guy has been diagnosed as clinically paranoid, they are probably going to send him on a medicated vacation to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm for a few months.

  • Black People in "Dear White People" Not Dark Enough

    10/24/2014 10:01:06 AM PDT · 6 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to therightliveswithus

    This is a paradox, because dark skinned African immigrants do not act like lighter skinned American blacks. In fact, dark skinned African immigrants are socially far more like conservative whites in many ways, so they are *not* what liberals want to see as a depiction of “black people.”

  • Sources: NYPD Hatchet Attacker May Have Been ISIS Supporter

    10/23/2014 6:37:27 PM PDT · 23 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123

    Seriously, in the good old days, the NYPD would have whupped on this dirtbag so much he would spend six months in hospital before he could stand trial, with two broken kneecaps, a broken jaw, two smashed hands, broken cheekbones and broken collarbones.

    If they didn’t just pop him and drop him in the East River.

  • Young man fatally shot at L.A. traffic light (Hoodies Off, Dont Shoot!!)

    10/23/2014 3:40:15 PM PDT · 5 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kid Shelleen

    It seems to me that installing bullet resistant glass on just the driver’s side window might be a good idea, as long as you drove in the right lane.

  • Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

    10/23/2014 1:58:22 PM PDT · 39 of 171
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Gamecock

    I can see the headline tomorrow: “Pope calls for criminals to be castrated and exiled.”

  • Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

    10/23/2014 10:03:53 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldeconomybuyer

    The basic problem with this is that hospitals should in no way be obligated to render treatment to anyone unable to pay, reimbursement or not. And this is not unreasonable, in that most major counties have county hospitals for the poor and indigent. So a simple rationale:

    ERs only need to stabilize “emergent” patients who could die or be grievously crippled without immediate aid. But as soon as they are stabilized enough for transport to the county hospital, that should be the end of the involvement of the ER.

  • Palestinian Authority President’s Advisor: Murderer of American-Israeli Baby is “Heroic Martyr”

    10/23/2014 9:57:34 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to xzins

    Seriously, the Israelis should not spend a dime to give any special consideration to such murderers. Right now they go to lengths to insure that even the most vile of them are cleaned and dressed, turned over to their families, or at least get Muslim funerals in Muslim cemeteries.

    The Hell with that.

    They instead should not even announce the disposition of the remains of such animals, other than to subtly hint that they were disposed of in a cesspit with pig offal. And that in the future, this will be the standard means of disposing of dead terrorists.

    As long as they say nothing officially, there is nothing the Paleos can do about it. But it will freak out the rank and file terrorists. And if they are scared of dying, lest their remains be defiled, they will be less inclined to commit suicide attacks.

  • What School Officials Have Just Agreed To Do With This Shocking Booklet Will Leave You Speechless

    10/23/2014 9:48:44 AM PDT · 9 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lowbridge

    Actually, if they act soon, pamphlets could be made that look somewhat like this, but are critical of the Koran. That way, whether or not they wanted to, the atheists would get slammed full force by the Muslims.

    With all the data on the Internet, and a little Photoshopping of their pamphlet (not just renaming it, but changing the woman being molested to a little black girl child), it could probably be made and copied within a week.

    Imagine the hilarity of Muslims turning their psychosis loose on atheist groups. What’s not to like?

  • China opposes sending North Korea to int’l court

    10/23/2014 7:06:15 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    To cut through the beeswax, just refer to NK as the “kingdom” of North Korea. Fat boy is far closer to the tyrannical princes and kings of old, a “brutalitarian” who rules by force of arms, than to any other form of government.

    This is also a sneer at the “People’s Republic of China”, whose communists should be justifiably ashamed of supporting a feudal system of government, by their own philosophy.

  • In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Extremism

    10/23/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · 19 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldeconomybuyer

    It is time for some large and well funded organization to file a *private* RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) lawsuit against several forms of Islam and Muslim organizations in the United States, and certain mosques in particular.

    While this sounds unusual on the surface, there is no “religious exemption” in RICO, and it could clearly apply in many cases.

    What are the requirements?

    1) The organization or individuals with leadership roles within conduct a pattern of racketeering activity which requires AT LEAST TWO ACTS of racketeering activity from a list of offenses, the last of which occurred within ten years (excluding any period of imprisonment) after the commission of a prior act of racketeering activity. Predicate acts are related if they “have the same or similar purposes, results, participants, victims, or methods of commission, or otherwise are interrelated by distinguishing characteristics and are not isolated events.”

    2) The list of applicable (to Islam) activities covered by RICO include:

    Any violation of state statutes against murder, kidnapping, extortion, arson, robbery, bribery, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act);

    Any act of bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement, fraud, obstruction of justice, slavery, racketeering, money laundering, commission of murder-for-hire, and many other offenses covered under the Federal criminal code (Title 18);

    Bankruptcy fraud or securities fraud;

    Drug trafficking; long-term and elaborate drug networks can also be prosecuted using the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute;

    Bringing in, aiding or assisting aliens in illegally entering the country (if the action was for financial gain);


    Acts of terrorism.

    This being said, though the government would likely *never* file a RICO lawsuit against a sect of Islam or a mosque within the US, private citizens may do so.

    Case law:

    National Organization for Women v. Scheidler(1994),

    is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) could apply to enterprises without economic motives; pro-life protesters could thus be prosecuted under it. An organization without an economic motive can still affect interstate or foreign commerce and thus satisfy the Act’s definition of a racketeering enterprise.

    Catholic Sex Abuse Cases,

    RICO suits have been filed against Catholic dioceses, using racketeering laws to prosecute the highers-up in the episcopacy for abuses committed by those under their authority.

    The bottom line is that sects of Islam, Imams and mosques in the US have *frequently* aided, abetted, sponsored, supported, and encouraged acts of terrorism against particular targets. Evidence of FAR MORE THAN TWO INSTANCES OF THIS would be a legal “slam dunk” in a RICO lawsuit. (For example the mosque that encouraged Hassan, the Fort Hood shooter; *and* the other Muslim planning to attack Fort Hood.)

    However, pick from the list of other offenses which Muslims frequently and egregiously commit in the US. These would be icing on the cake of a RICO lawsuit.

    The end result would be *triple damages* for anything they did, and would shut down such mosques and organizations like CAIR.

  • Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (full video 1:33:40)

    10/22/2014 2:32:15 PM PDT · 25 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Dallas59

    The movie is great as a double feature with The Atomic Cafe (1982), which is a collection of the movies and other information put out by the government at the time, without commentary.

  • Oil Rigs Support Biodiversity: Ironically, “green” technology wipes out endangered species.

    10/22/2014 11:43:11 AM PDT · 6 of 7
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind

    Oil rigs are so valuable is supporting sea life that in past, someone proposed giving abandoned rigs “skirts”, intended to catch ocean sediments and plankton, which would precipitate underneath the rig, building a mound large enough for corals to start forming on hard points added later.

    Long ago it was learned that artificial ports tend to collect sediments so quickly that they turn into large sand bars. So this uses a similar principle.

  • The Rich Can Stop Worrying About A Middle-Class Revolution

    10/22/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to blam

    This biggest problem with the very rich is that US taxes are foolishly designed to force them into gambling, in a manner of speaking. Specifically it is “heads I win, tails you lose” gambling.

    Other than that, they are “sterile” investments, in that they do not help the economy, create no jobs, do not innovate, etc.

    The way around this is a two-fold revision to our tax laws, first, to discourage gambling in markets like derivatives and hedge funds. But to do this by offering a *better* deal for “fertile” investments.

    Derivatives, especially, are both dangerous, dealing in trillions of imaginary dollars that are backed by nothing and are unregulated. Governments need to clamp down on such things.

    Secondly, they need to restore a balance between risk and reward in investment. Hedge funds defeat much of this by creating close to pyramid schemes in which the wealthiest are guaranteed to never have losses.

    But it all has to be in the context of the US withdrawing its open economy from much of the world. We have lost a huge amount of production in exchange for building China and getting cheap consumer goods. This has deeply wounded our economy.

    We must recover most of our production, even if it impoverishes China.

  • Revealed: U.S. Cut Off Arms Supply to Israel During Gaza War

    10/22/2014 9:59:19 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SeekAndFind

    Importantly, Israel now says it intends to no longer produce weapons jointly with US manufacturers in the US. However, they should invite US manufacturers to produce joint weapons systems in Israel.

  • Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

    10/22/2014 9:56:43 AM PDT · 29 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to mandaladon

    “On Tuesday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he was setting up a special commission to examine the social and economic conditions in Ferguson, and offer recommendations to help improve the area.”

    How about “Stop burning and looting the social and economic conditions?” It would likely improve the area a lot.

  • One-Percenters Push Gun Control War Chest to 'Nearly $9.5 Million' in Washington State

    10/22/2014 9:53:32 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rktman

    Hopefully this will be $9.5 million “shot to Hell”.

    An easy response to this would be the slogan, “Why do billionaires want to take away our guns?”

  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 9:40:43 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to smokingfrog
    As usual, they got a whole bunch of details wrong. To start with, the *south* side of Kauai faces south, not towards Alaska. It does, however, point towards New Zealand. About 155,000 years ago, the northeast corner of New Zealand had what is called the Ruatōria Giant Avalanche, a submarine (underwater) collapse of part of its ocean shelf into a trench. Some of the blocks of rock involved were more than 18 kilometers across and traveled 50km underwater. Definitely able to create a tsunami. While such gigantic collapses are rare, smaller ones happen far more often. Even though its tsunami likely hit some or all of Hawaii, its direction of force would be mostly towards South America.
  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 7:01:33 PM PDT · 18 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to vis a vis

    Now he’s “punchin’ chunks”, as the expression goes.

    Hopefully his demonic supervisors will resemble Dick Nixon and Spiro Agnew.

  • Sheriff Arpaio: Border Tensions So High Top US Law Enforcement Officials Afraid to Enter Mexico

    10/21/2014 3:38:20 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Enlightened1

    Official State Department travel warning for Mexico, as of October 10, 2014:

  • Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too (Daily Beast)

    10/21/2014 3:35:24 PM PDT · 41 of 62
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Faith Presses On

    Now *that’s* an idea! If you’re a citizen who pays taxes, you have the right to vote!

    So if you pay the federal income tax, you can vote in federal elections; and if you pay state income taxes, you can vote in state elections.

    Let’s call the idea “Peak Government”. That there is only so much government to go around, so it has to be rationed this way, to the most productive members of society.

  • Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer

    10/21/2014 1:48:38 PM PDT · 7 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to dware

    It’s important to note that “police”, as such, did not exist at the founding of the United States. Sheriffs had existed since the mid-17th Century, and the laws were carried out by them and the local militia.

    In 1789 the U.S. Marshals Service was established, followed by other federal services such as the U.S. Parks Police (1791), and U.S. Mint Police (1792). The first city police services were established in Philadelphia in 1751.

    The U.S. Secret Service was founded in 1865 and was for some time the main investigative body for the federal government.

    But this means that many of the rules that still exist for the police have evolved from Common Law origins, as well as the hierarchy under which they operate. For example, Sheriffs being superior to local police.

    Thus, local police can still be seen in some lights as a “uniformed” militia. However, that does not mean that they are the exclusive militia.

    Importantly, it is a big jump in authority from a local police department to a Sheriff’s office. In a manner of speaking, as the POTUS is chief executive for the nation, and state governors are chief executives for their states, Sheriffs are the chief executive of their counties.

    It is vital to be aware of this relationship as well, as a Sheriff can deputize the adult citizens of his county, and as such, they would be on a legal par with local police.

    In effect, the citizenry are the enforcers of the law, and police are just a convenience. They act as a day and night watch, they collect evidence of crimes, and they doggedly pursue criminals. But to stop crime and uphold the law, they are very dependent on the citizenry.

  • Ted Cruz outlines 10 priorities for a GOP-led Congress: ‘We should lead boldly’

    10/21/2014 11:37:43 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to A Navy Vet

    The SCOTUS is described in the constitution, but all other federal judges, and the law, and how they apply the law, are left up to congress.

    It was only in 1810, with the Marbury v. Madison decision, that the SCOTUS decided it could rule laws as unconstitutional.

    But the one way in which congress could impact the SCOTUS relatively quickly, is by enlarging it. FDR threatened to do so when the SCOTUS rejected much of his early New Deal. Importantly, such an enlargement is properly done by saying that the *next* president can appoint two more justices, for example.

    There is one structural adjustment that is obvious. There are currently 13 courts of appeal, 11 for the states, one for D.C., and one for the Federal Circuit, created in 1984.

    However, the 9th circuit needs to be split in half, and the other need some demographic rearrangement.

    Behind the scenes, it would be a great opportunity to retire a bunch of the worst of the federal judges.

  • National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

    10/21/2014 8:15:48 AM PDT · 32 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Mandatory national service was really big with both Hitler and Stalin. Socialists dream of a big field where everybody has to go every morning to exercise the same way to a cadence.

    For his part, Stalin’s national service was to send students out into the malaria-wilderness to do forced labor building dams. Tens of thousands of them died doing this, and the dams they built were impressively shoddy. Gigantic, but destined to fail.

  • Ted Cruz outlines 10 priorities for a GOP-led Congress: ‘We should lead boldly’

    10/21/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT · 13 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to bestintxas

    An important key there is judicial reform. “Reigning in” federal judges is less important that firing many of them. While typically this could be done through impeachment, that is very rare. So an alternative means is the restructuring of the federal judiciary.

    This primarily takes two persons, the chairmen of the house and senate judiciary committees. They should consider everything from enlarging the Supreme Court from 9 to 13, and many other structural changes.

    And importantly, the zinger is to retire a LOT of radical federal judges by reordering their courts so they no longer have jobs.

    They can also kill off much of the “high profit” legal gambits, like class action suits, malpractice, and liability, by limiting the amount lawyers can get in fees. By doing this they could crush a huge number of Barratry oriented leftist legal schemes.

    They can repeal the ACLU subsidy of allowing legal costs in lawsuits involving religion. This has been a bounty to scoundrels, mostly suing schools over petty religious expressions.

    They can also streamline the death penalty both at the federal level and in federal appeals from the states. These would in no way make the system unfair, just make it so that federal judges opposed to the death penalty cannot drag out such cases for decades.

  • ‘Pudding Man’ who left Israel for Germany reveals his identity

    10/21/2014 7:51:14 AM PDT · 17 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SJackson

    A good question that doesn’t really answer anything is: are the Jews going to Berlin more Ashkenazi (eastern Jews), or Sephardi (western Jews). Before WWII, the Jews in Germany were almost mostly Ashkenazi.

    I mention this because Ashkenazi Jews would have many cultural remnants with Germany, eastern Europe and Russia, that the Sephardi would not.

  • Obama's Strange Dependence on Valerie Jarrett

    10/21/2014 7:35:45 AM PDT · 54 of 70
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cincinatus' Wife

    Witch and familiar?

  • Two charged after fatal shooting of Coral Springs man, 22

    10/21/2014 7:33:42 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ConservativeStatement

    This is just screaming “drug deal”.

  • Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

    10/21/2014 7:27:07 AM PDT · 32 of 49
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Whenifhow

    The only reason such a secret and not so secret government exists behind the scenes is because the government has assumed far too much unconstitutional authority.

    When the federal government is cut back in an orderly fashion, the shadow government will proportionately cease to exist.

    For example, the US Intelligence Community. It is composed of 17 different major agencies. in 2010 there were 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States that are working on counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence, and that the intelligence community as a whole includes 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances.

    Private contractors make up 29% of their workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and cost half of their personnel budgets.

    Importantly, when looking at size and budget reductions, the vast majority should involve *domestic* intelligence gathering in the US, basically the US spying on each and every one of its citizens, from a hundred different directions.

    The rationale for massive cutbacks is that 99.999999999% of everything they do is waste. Insanely expensive waste. Insanely expensive that violates the constitution, common sense, and any conceivable real purpose waste.

    The issue may be forced by an economic collapse, but cuts during one of those fall on the just and unjust alike. So it is far better to approach things rationally, when as a nation we aren’t yet falling apart.

    The idea is that we should cut back not because we have to, but because waste, mismanagement, and uselessness should not be a part of an efficient government doing its job.

  • OOPSIE? What if GOP wins 5 Senate seats on Election Day, and Georgia and Louisiana go to a run-off?

    10/21/2014 6:39:11 AM PDT · 37 of 37
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to txhurl

    Hear Hear! A McConnell win in this election would be a disaster for conservatives. He’s made it clear that he will not stand in the way of the Democrat agenda, but will spend huge amounts of money to defeat conservatives. He will also be a big force in the GOP-e keeping conservatives out of the next RNC, and forcing either Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney on us again.

    And if he wins and through some miracle conservatives get a conservative POTUS candidate, and he wins, McConnell will still be able to block conservative legislation for his entire first term.

    The man is a menace. And he hurts conservatism and the United States almost as badly as Obama does.

  • Israel to reduce arms production in U.S. after Obama’s weapons suspension during Gaza War

    10/20/2014 7:26:55 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SJackson

    Israel is missing a bet, here. While it should discontinue working with US defense corporations here, it should instead invite them to set up branch offices in Israel, freed from the constraints imposed on them in the US.

  • Scott Bonn on 'Why We Love Serial Killers'

    10/20/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · 9 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    The most prolific of serial killers never get caught, and often as not, nobody knows there is a serial killer because they don’t know that anyone, much less dozens or hundreds of people, have been murdered.

    For example, Dr. Harold Shipman, who it is known murdered 250 people and likely many more beyond that. Ironically, had he been murdering people today, many of his murdering colleagues in the NHS would make him look like a piker, racking up death tolls in the thousands. Shipman would still be commended for his high quota of euthanasia victims.

    Other murderers can be more subtle, such as touting a quack cure for a dangerous medical condition, steering their victims away from conventional medicine until it is too late.

    Then there are those that are more direct, like abortionists.

  • Trio robs woman in vicious Crown Heights mugging (with video)

    10/20/2014 5:39:55 PM PDT · 21 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kid Shelleen

    It is important to pay attention to their technique as well. The third one in their “direction of march” body checks her and punches her in the face. Then he abandons her and continues in the “direction of march” as the other two take her stuff.

    This was carefully planned. They know no one is behind them, so the two in front are “security” in case somebody suddenly appears in front to help the woman. Then they fall back, and the puncher walks away, still in the same direction.

    The downside for this is that they have almost certainly used this technique before, so would cross check in the police M.O. files, and could link them to other crimes.

    Professional violent robbers.

  • EPA takes step in regulating drinking water

    10/20/2014 5:07:07 PM PDT · 17 of 48
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldeconomybuyer

    Strontium is used in the some of the toothpaste sold under the Sensodyne brand as a desensitizer for people with tooth and gum pain.

    Strontium is also used in an off-label supplement use for those with bone decay, as Strontium is much harder than Calcium, and will replace some of it, strengthening the bone.

    Bone density is usually determined by a Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) test, and those who use Strontium for their bones are supposed to tell the technician about it, because their density readings will be very different from ordinary bone.

    In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, both the US and the Soviet Union conducted atmospheric nuclear tests. After some tests by the Soviet Union, the US suddenly detected much larger than normal levels of radioactive Strontium-90 in cow’s milk produced in the Midwest.

    It was then discovered that for some reason, the Jet Stream had a major “downdraft” right over the Kansas-Nebraska region. So Strontium-90 isotopes created by the atmospheric tests in the Soviet Union, were carried around the world and dumped right over the American breadbasket.

    Readily absorbed by grasses, that were then eaten by cows.

    Very shortly thereafter, the US and USSR signed the Limited (or atmospheric) Nuclear Test Ban treaty.

  • Sharpton returning to Ferguson for 4 days to draw nat'l attention to death of unarmed teenager Brown

    10/20/2014 4:01:20 PM PDT · 52 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency Unveils Plan to Loosen Mortgage Rules

    10/20/2014 3:28:28 PM PDT · 8 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to John W

    The actual value of a house is $50,000, but it is sold for $555,000. Pretending that after a housing slump it will again be sold for $555,000 is an (opium) pipe dream, because it is not *worth* that amount.

  • Govt Stops New Funding and Calls for Voluntary Pause on Research of Pandemic Potential of Pathogens

    10/20/2014 2:59:48 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Tilted Irish Kilt

    Occam’s razor suggests that this is natural. Despite Eric Pianka craving the destruction of 90% of humanity, Ebola just isn’t a “world class” disease, like influenza or malaria.

    If you want a real plague, it almost has to be spread by coughing and sneezing, as well as by direct and indirect contamination.

    Were Ebola like that, by now I would expect between 1 million and 100 million infections. Likely spread internationally with thousands or tens of thousands of deaths in countries around the world.

  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 2:02:34 PM PDT · 31 of 56
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rusty schucklefurd

    The trouble is that this is a semi-legal problem, not just a religious one. US law is heavily weighted against “exclusivity”, for example, it is not even legal to sell or rent an apartment or home in an “exclusive” community, because this is seen as racist.

    However, an exception to this weight is “membership”, which provides considerable protections in the law. But any organization that uses membership as a defense, must be very clear about who their members are, and what rules they must follow.

    Churches, however, have allowed government to take over many of their formerly exclusive activities, like registering births and deaths. And, of course, marriage.

    The trouble is that government continually tries to enlarge its power at the expense of religion. So they need to either take a stand, or forfeit their sacraments.

  • Federalism: Yesterday and Today

    10/20/2014 1:10:27 PM PDT · 20 of 71
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Publius
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 1:04:54 PM PDT · 21 of 56
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Hetty_Fauxvert

    This is something I’ve been proposing for a while, that churches need to “take back” marriage from the state. The way to do this is for Orthodox and conservative churches to reach a written agreement that they will only perform *and* recognize “sacramental” marriages. This agreement would have two parts.

    1) Agreement on what is a Christian religious marriage, to include who can get married. And to keep and share records of married people amongst them.

    and just as important,

    2) Agreement to recognize in any way non-sacramental marriages, to “the great degree”. This means that when somebody goes to any of those churches claiming to be married, their marriage will be recognized only when certified. Even to the point of addressing them by their first names instead of Mr. and Mrs.

    For their part, the churches must be indifferent to secular marriage, that it does not apply to their congregants, as long as they are sacramentally married.

  • Govt Stops New Funding and Calls for Voluntary Pause on Research of Pandemic Potential of Pathogens

    10/20/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT · 11 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Whenifhow

    Truthfully “gain of function” research is problematic from the start. While it is possible to make a pathogen more lethal by guiding its development that way, that isn’t how nature works. It is useful primarily to create biological weapons.

    Nature uses a far longer path, in which pathogens compete against their own kind, then compete with other microorganisms, then have to contend with the immune systems of its hosts.

    Importantly, the end goal is not harm, but reproduction. If the pathogen is too harmful, it creates a situation where it has to become less harmful, or die out. This is when a disease is new, it is most lethal. Over time it gets less harmful until it is just “background” in the bodies of its host.

    Some viruses have been around so long that human DNA has integrated most of the viral genetic pattern as part of our own.

  • How does Banning Citizen Carry of Guns in Kroeger's Stop Armed Robbery?

    10/20/2014 6:27:44 AM PDT · 31 of 31
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    The trouble is that in this trench warfare, head on attacks are far less effective. While a defensive line must continue, of course, a flank attack against the gun controllers would likely have far greater effect against them.

    In past, I’ve suggested associating gun rights with capital punishment, which the left has been trying to end almost parallel to their efforts with gun control. Right now it is only legal in 32 states.

    But importantly, unlike gun control, where they are losing, the erosion to the death penalty, in their minds, is where they are winning, so they are far more willing to expend resources in that direction.

    In practical terms, when for example the next mass shooting takes place, and the gun controllers launch their next push, pro-gun liberty people can likely “hold the line” against them. But if, right then, there is a major push to restore the prompt death penalty, especially for mass shooters, it will hit them on their flank.

    Whenever they open their yaps to call for gun control, the gun rights advocates can just dismiss their argument as meaningless, then change the subject to the execution of the shooter. This will have extra impact at first, because they will not be expecting it.

    It may be enough to break their well-funded and organized attack.