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  • Mystery Solved: Woman with Amnesia Identified by Sister

    07/01/2015 3:55:04 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    Long term amnesia is incredibly rare. Typically amnesia is partial and just lasts a few days. Lots of cases of fake amnesia, though.

  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · 36 of 57
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to goodnesswins

    I stayed in one in Gallup, and it was fine. Until I got up early and saw bodies lying all over the place. There is a big problem with alcohol there.

  • Flatworm uses 'hypodermic penis' to inject sperm into own head

    07/01/2015 2:55:13 PM PDT · 15 of 42
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to dynachrome

    Bruce Jenner?

  • Former CNN anchor involved in fatal shootout with robber

    07/01/2015 2:54:23 PM PDT · 29 of 57
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Berlin_Freeper

    It will be interesting to find out who the decedent was.

  • BREAKING=> ISIS Publishes Map of July 4th FBI Command Centers

    07/01/2015 11:52:40 AM PDT · 52 of 87
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Nachum

    I’m all in favor of ISIS attacking “hard targets” full of heavily armed men, as opposed to “soft targets” with women and children. But the odds of such scum having the chutzpah to attack people who can fight back are tiny.

  • The Rise of Priests Who Encourage Sins Against Faith

    07/01/2015 8:39:37 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    All of this evolved from the church’s unwillingness to discipline those in variance. Not just clergy, but laity as well.

    Such variances should be labeled by severity.

    1) Minor transgressions and forgivable sins that need a gentle hand of correction through instruction.

    2) Serious transgressions done as a reaction to doctrinal variance or failure of leadership. This is done as the criticism of a child of the bad behavior of their parent. It does not denote disrespect, but disappointment.

    3) Serious transgressions done because of an absence of discipline, order and instruction. When the church “spares the rod” it can “spoil the child”, leading to greater and greater sin and confusion. This is a truly dangerous thing, when nothing clergy or laity does provokes discipline, and bad behavior is seemed to have tacit approval.

    This is one of the worst things within the church today. It not only leads to politicians that ignore church teachings, who work against church teachings in dire ways, but then who claim to speak for the church even while spouting heterodoxy or even heresy. Without punishment.

    4) Outright opposition and attempts to harm or destroy the church. While the church is loathe to do so, there are times and places, and circumstances that call for excommunication. And no great fuss need be made, just a letter to the dioceses of the area, with instructions to as well notify their clergy, and the person themselves.

    That they are no longer of the Catholic faith, and that if they remove themselves and no longer claim to be Catholic, then they will be able to do so privately; but if they assert to others in public that they are still Catholic, then their excommunication will be published.

    5) Non-catholics that seek to harm or destroy the church, its clergy or laity, should be excluded from all manner of its holy rites or gatherings.

  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    07/01/2015 6:55:41 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to elhombrelibre

    It would be a huge psyop right now for somebody to produce a fake video showing one side or the other not just executing enemy Muslims, but also defiling their bodies, like throwing dead dogs into the burial pit with them.

    For Muslims who just shrug at murder, something like this would hit them at a visceral level. It might dry up recruitment for one side or the other.

  • Road Raging Muslim Forgets He’s In Texas, Gets Dose Of Southern Hospitality

    07/01/2015 6:48:16 AM PDT · 57 of 83
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Semper Mark

    There’s a very interesting law in Germany, that if you are involved in a traffic accident, if you get violent, or even curse or raise your voice, you will get slugged with a fine so big it will rattle your teeth.

    So getting into an accident with a German will get weird. They will act like you are a long lost best friend, and if it was a minor accident, they will suggest that it will do much to keep both of your insurances low if you just pretend it didn’t happen. (Their car insurance prices are also sky high.)

    To make things even funnier, at an accident *or* police event site, everybody is as calm as a cucumber, because if you are visibly agitated or upset, the police can order paramedics to give you a shot of Valium. After which you *can’t* get upset or agitated. Just can’t.

    And, the icing on the cake is that Germany doesn’t worry much about “police brutality”. If you mess with a cop, he will hit you. A lot. With a club, or spring stick or snap stick, or truncheon or blackjack, tonfa, his fists and feet, or any other available blunt object.

  • Census: Hispanics overtake whites to become California’s largest ethnic group

    07/01/2015 6:28:15 AM PDT · 14 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to artichokegrower

    This raises an interesting point. Hispanics often have a very different moral outlook than do liberal whites. This is already cropping up in parts of California.

    For example, “white guilt” allows blacks to misbehave, but Hispanics have no “white guilt”. So if blacks misbehave around Hispanics, they encourage blacks to leave their neighborhoods. Or else.

    And Hispanics do not care much at all for homosexuals.

  • You Can’t Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 6:06:11 AM PDT · 8 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Servant of the Cross

    The rather twisted stop-action show Robot Chicken, part of “Adult Swim”, had a bizarre take on ‘If you give a mouse a cookie’. About 1 minute.

    I will call this NSFW. Those guys are strange.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZN4DYytjyw

  • [Video]: Sick New "Challenge": People Disrespect, Walk on American Flag

    07/01/2015 6:00:54 AM PDT · 2 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Maceman

    Best response: Find, or better yet, make a “rainbow flag” with magic markers, bring it out to where they are stomping on the American flag, and start abusing their rainbow. Be sure to video their hissy-fit.

  • CHICK-FIL-A LEADS ALL FAST-FOOD OUTLETS IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

    07/01/2015 5:51:34 AM PDT · 42 of 42
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Hojczyk

    Chick-fil-A is all about its employees, and they have the best hiring and retention policies out there. If you poll their employees you will quickly find out why they love to work there.

    An absence of the “Seven Deadly Sins”, which while it sounds strange on the outside, makes a very enjoyable working environment. There is a corporate and personal aversion to these behaviors, and an attraction to corporate and personal virtue.

    You can’t just mouth platitudes, hoping to improve your bottom line, which far too many corporations try to do. And they avoid management practices that are demeaning or dehumanizing.

  • Data Proves that Slavery has Little to do with the Current Plight of African-Americans

    06/30/2015 3:46:46 PM PDT · 12 of 51
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to robowombat

    “Will black America ever notice? I sure hope so.”

    The destruction wrought on slave-descended black Americans is best described as “self-genocidal”. And it’s getting harder and harder to conceal the fact behind ever increasing numbers of African immigrants, who are demographically combined with them but do not suffer their cultural cancer.

    38,000 black abortions in NYC alone, *every year*. 72% illegitimacy rate, with single parents raising children who are in a “survival” mode of ruthless self interest and prison, not the “success” mode that leads to self improvement and prosperity.

    “Will black America ever notice? I sure hope so.” At least before they go extinct.

  • Jersey City man with 86 prior arrests facing new shoplifting charge

    06/30/2015 7:13:13 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SMGFan

    This is a big potential use for facial recognition software.

    While it has never really worked for ordinary people, it is quite good at spotting unusual faces. And if stores are frequently the targets of repeat offenders, the software should recognize them as soon as they enter, so that they can be immediately asked to leave.

  • Deep Thoughts On Flag Banning

    06/30/2015 7:03:00 AM PDT · 24 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is how the US Supreme Court has forbidden laws against burning, mutilating or defiling the US flag. Such acts are the flip side of the display of flags.

    Texas v. Johnson (1989)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_v._Johnson

    United States v. Eichman (1990)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Eichman

    When Republicans retook control of Congress for the 104th session, the Flag Desecration Amendment was first proposed, which would grant the federal government the authority to proscribe flag burning. A resolution for this Amendment passed the House in every session from the 104th until the 109th Congress, but never got past the Senate (in the most recent vote, passage in the Senate failed by one vote), and has not been considered since the 109th Congress.

  • Black Churches Burn Across the South

    06/30/2015 6:10:13 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Fay

    The irony is that not too long ago, in parts of the South, black churches, most of which were double wide trailers, were frequently burned by competing pastors from other black churches.

    A case of too many churches and too many pastors, competing for the same potential congregants. It didn’t help that their congregants were a terribly fickle bunch, who would change churches for petty reasons.

    Yet even then I noted that when such burnings happened, the media would invariably use a stock photo of a brick and wood white church.

  • Under weight of massive welfare state, Greece about to default on IMF loans

    06/30/2015 5:20:42 AM PDT · 40 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to catnipman

    That is a very good question. Weimar Germany was also thought to be stripped of gold by that time, as part of its war reparations. But in short order, likely with some outside help, they were able to assemble enough to back the Rentenmark.

    Granted, the number of Rentenmark was tiny compared to how many Reichsmark were eventually needed, once the economy had stabilized, which meant that Germany quickly got a lot more gold from somewhere.

    Thinking back on it, remember all the talk about “Nazi gold”? The Nazis were always very careful to smelt and re-mint their gold as Nazi gold, which (at least back then) erased all indication of its origins. Yet they seemed to have an enormous supply of gold from somewhere.

  • Gun sales on the rise as more homeowners look to get armed

    06/29/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · 23 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Red in Blue PA
    If you have a good, solidly built door in a metal frame, a "door club" is extremely hard to get past, even with a battering ram. You have to smash the door in. It can buy a lot of time to arm and position yourself.

  • Solomon: Businesses Must Be Open ‘For Everybody,’ Religious Objections ‘Non-American’

    06/29/2015 3:47:28 PM PDT · 41 of 46
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sir Napsalot

    When dealing with oppressors, it is generally better to avoid them than try to evade or stand up to them.

    All anyone who provides wedding services needs to do is to make just those services *not* available to the public, but only by contract with churches that do not marry homosexuals.

    Churches can (still) legally discriminate. And contract law is pretty “bullet proof” in the courts. So if you put the two together, a business can serve just the clientele they want to, as long as those clients go through one of these churches.

  • Under weight of massive welfare state, Greece about to default on IMF loans

    06/29/2015 3:25:23 PM PDT · 33 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to catnipman

    Typically yes, but this would optimally be done as part of a phase into a new program.

    The most successful recovery of a collapsed currency was the move from the hyper-inflated Papiermark, through the Rentenmark, and into the Deutschmark that happened in the Weimar Republic. But Greece is several steps before even this could happen.

    The way it worked in Weimar, during the collapse of the fiat Papiermark, was to set up a gold backed currency, but only for use by the government, banks, and major corporations, not the public. This was the Rentenmark, which was very stable as a currency, and allowed them to get some order back in the economy.

    Once this was done, the Reichmark was introduced for public use, also as a gold backed currency. It was so very stable that even the Nazis retained it throughout WWII.

    But after Greece has converted back to the Drachma, exchanging it for a lot of Euros held by the public in phase I, (this is where the currency conversion law comes into play) then phase II makes most conversions done mostly at the government and banking level.

    The big goal is to prevent a big rush of Euros or Drachmas entering or leaving the country.

    Phase III is inflation austerity. It could end up with a ratio of 10,000 Drachmas to 1 Euro. Then a currency devaluation, so that 10,000 Drachmas is now equal to 10 “New Drachmas”.

    It’s quite a process.

  • Under weight of massive welfare state, Greece about to default on IMF loans

    06/29/2015 1:18:30 PM PDT · 25 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sean_Anthony

    Few have discussed what will happen and likely happen next.

    Once Greece reintroduces the Drachma, they will likely start it as a fractional currency compared to the Euro. So let’s speculate, and say 100 Drachma for every Euro. (When Greece adopted the Euro, it was about 340 Drachma for a Euro.)

    They will likely pass a law that currency conversion must be at the government rate, and include incentives to swap Euros for Drachmas.

    The idea behind this is for Euros to flow to the government so they can pay for essential European goods cash up front.

    After that has maxed out, then the government starts a program of double digit inflation, for several reasons.

    1) Inflation favors debtors, but does not favor those on fixed, if bloated, incomes. This is back door austerity.

    2) Inflation also encourages Greeks to spend locally and more rapidly than they would otherwise. This accelerates the Drachma, making it a stronger currency.

  • Eugene Robinson: Why Did It Take Murder To End Confederacy?

    06/29/2015 11:53:51 AM PDT · 56 of 57
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Partisan Gunslinger

    Even that is questionable. When John Brown led his raid on the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, though unsuccessful, many southerners believed the north would lend tacit support to efforts to bring about a slave insurrection. He was hung for treason against that state.

    Then, despite what Lincoln was saying, he intended to fortify the coastal forts, Sumter and one off Florida, so that the national government could easily blockade their ports. This was countered and the governor pleaded with Washington to not do this, because it was seen as a belligerent act.

    It wasn’t the state militia, or the Confederacy that fired on Fort Sumter, but students at the Citadel. At that point the state was not even part of the Confederacy.

    A modern day comparison is Russia and Ukraine. Russia insists that it is not being belligerent, while arming rebels and massing its military on the border.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Creation of Arizona Redistricting Commission

    06/29/2015 9:19:18 AM PDT · 15 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BuckeyeTexan

    The Democrats pulled a fast one with this. The AZ voters approved the plan, sponsored by Republicans based on the idea of fairness.

    A third of the commission was to be Republican, a third Democrat, and a third “Independent”. But the Democrats changed their party affiliation to Independent, so now two thirds of the commission is Democrat, in a majority Republican state.

    And the commission gerrymanders like crazy to take power from the Republicans and give it to the Democrats.

  • 12 medical students feared to have travelled from Sudan to join ISIS through Turkey

    06/29/2015 6:59:25 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    This is actually very funny, because medical students have no training in battlefield medicine. Even serious doctors, like those who went to Africa to help against Ebola were “fish out of water”, without all the modern medical technology.

    Scalpel? Use a kitchen knife. Oxygen? We have none. Antibiotics? What are those? Sterility? Rest the patient’s head on a Koran and dress their wounds with camel dung.

  • Daily Beast claims Triple Murder in 1991 not related to Waiting Period

    06/29/2015 6:37:03 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marktwain

    After some consideration, some blame should be considered for the firearms instructor, for the simple reason that her call for advice was likely instead a call for help.

    While he didn’t connect the dots, had he done so he shouldn’t have let the woman go during a window of vulnerability. He could have asked her questions and given her advice that might have saved their lives.

    Move in with a friend for a couple of days. Or even a motel. Let other members of her family and close friends know that her ex is a dangerous risk, so to be wary around him. Tell the local police the situation and get their advice of what to do.

    In effect, if someone tells you something like this, it should be taken as seriously as if they tell you they are contemplating suicide.

  • The UN’s Failure to Live up to Its Charter’s Ideals

    06/29/2015 6:26:50 AM PDT · 3 of 3
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sean_Anthony

    The easiest solution is for the US to propose to China and Russia that they build their own UN headquarters, and that the UN can rotate from HQ to HQ every decade. They will likely jump at the opportunity, thinking it would give them “prestige” (snicker).

    Then, after the first rotation, the US should propose, “to be fair”, that additional UN headquarters buildings be built:

    In the slums of Rio de Janeiro, or Brasilia, Brazil, for South America; Harare, Zimbabwe or Mogadishu, Somalia, for Africa; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Middle East.

    This means that it would be 50 or 60 years before the UN could again set foot in the US. I think we can all live with that.

  • Texas Fights Back Against Gay Marriage Ruling

    06/29/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · 27 of 49
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to bestintxas

    I think the Alabama senate has the right idea, that will fix a litany of problems.

    They have proposed replacing marriage licenses with contracts.

    The state would no longer issue licenses, and to be married, couples would have to make a legal contract with each other.

    1) Licenses to marry are just for those the state “allows” to marry, so it is inadequate for doing anything else. Contracts can only be entered into if those involved can legally make a contract. But a contract would almost invariably include a prenuptial agreement, terms and conditions (such as monogamy), and an amiable way to divorce if necessary. Instead of the vile circus of divorce courts today, slanderous shouting matches and false accusations, such things would not matter beyond the ending of the contract and the contractual division of assets.

    2) Marriage law is in tatters, but contract law is very clear, cannot be coercive, must include “consideration” which means both parties get something of value out of the deal, and there are all sorts of clauses.

    3) It would put an end to “marry in haste, repent in leisure”, since it involves much more than signing a piece of paper while drunk. And contract law can make exception to “unconscionable” parts, as decided by a judge. Things like unreasonable and unfair clauses and demands.

    4) It wouldn’t interfere with religious marriage at all, and contracts might even include religious clauses suggested by their religion, and still be legal.

  • Can You Imagine a Muslim Same-Sex Wedding?

    06/28/2015 8:00:04 PM PDT · 19 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    You have to wonder why Islamists haven’t yet attacked any of these “pride” events. For them it would mean worldwide publicity, while killing people they are expressly supposed to kill in the Koran.

  • Meltdown. Greek banks: Branches may stay shut until July 7; plan for capital controls

    06/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · 17 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to catnipman

    A good way to track what is happening is tonight, keep an eye on world stock futures. Right now the Dow is down 223.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/futures

  • TEXAS FLAG COMPANY, DIXIE FLAGS, SAYS NO MORE CONFEDERATE FLAGS

    06/28/2015 6:29:40 PM PDT · 33 of 47
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lowbridge

    The free market punishes those who do not ride a booming market. How many minutes will it take for a start up to go into full production of flags?

    These companies will lose all those profits to the new guys.

  • Why Gun Manufacturers are in Serious Financial Trouble (a boom is always followed by a bust)

    06/28/2015 10:05:54 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to E. Pluribus Unum

    In a business of selling products, there are two factors that gun manufacturers need to keep in mind.

    1) Innovation. Find out what the public wants and make it, or better yet, make something new that the public doesn’t even know they want yet, that will become the “hot new thing”.

    2) Don’t wait for market demand. Create market demand. Create more customers. A gun maker should create a superior BB gun at a low price, that should be a status “first gun” with parental supervision. Why not even have a BB gun range? Contests. If a kid gets an S&W BB gun for Christmas, they will remember the S&W label for the rest of their lives.

  • Donald Trump: Jeb Bush Sees Me as a Threat

    06/28/2015 9:48:16 AM PDT · 7 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123

    Trump can really matter if he takes the fight to Jeb, spending a lot of money to prevent Jeb from becoming the nominee.

  • 1 wounded in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

    06/28/2015 8:15:47 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Muslim extremists need to realize that if they want to make a major splash in the US, they should target homosexuals.

    It definitely would get them more “bang for their buck” as far as publicity goes, while at the same time smiting those the Koran decrees should be smited.

    Imagine if a dozen, sword wielding jihadis swept through a “gay pride” parade? It would make the news around the world.

  • Walmart Makes ISIS Cake For Southerner, But Refuses Confederate Flag

    06/28/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · 30 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Fay
    Ask them to make this flag, and if they refuse, call them an "Islamophobe". They'll probably melt a few million brain cells.

  • Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Effectively Nullify All Sides on Marriage

    06/28/2015 7:59:13 AM PDT · 84 of 176
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to tje

    This is a very interesting twist, and has a little discussed alternative background.

    Right now, several states are considering ending licensing requirements for a whole bunch of activities that are currently licensed by the state.

    First and foremost, of course, is gun licensing. But things like cosmetology, some types of counseling and consulting, etc. Even driver’s licensing has been brought under question because it has been noted that there is little correlation between the license and careful driving.

    And turning marriage licenses into contracts makes a lot of sense, because a license is just “permission” by the state, but a contract takes into consideration lots of variables, and might even include a prenuptial agreement.

  • Donald Trump Will Allow Illegal Immigrants To Stay In U.S. On One Condition

    06/28/2015 7:37:38 AM PDT · 84 of 153
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cringing Negativism Network

    The US needs several maximum security prisons right on the border with Mexico. They would not be prisons as such, but detention centers. And any illegal who commits a serious crime will be put there after serving their US sentence, until Mexico agrees to take them back. Then they will be flown to Mexico City, not just kicked across the border.

    For year, Arizona had a very successful program of flying planeloads of illegals from Phoenix to DF. It is almost a thousand rough miles to get to the US from there, so most stayed in Mexico. It was very cost effective.

    In any event, this would give the Mexican government time to assimilate the criminals, which keeping them secure up here.

  • Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Screws The Pooch

    06/28/2015 7:31:38 AM PDT · 34 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Truthfully, the author is mistaken in several ways.

    To refresh the history, remember PM Chamberlain waving a pile of paper while claiming victory after giving Hitler what he wanted?

    For the most part, Europeans have had 1500 years of war to burn away whatever spine they had. So their only means to confront radicalism of any kind is with endless meetings, position papers, “dialoguing”, empty agreements and perpetual negotiations. So far this has worked great with Iran, for example.

    Which is why radicals run circles around them.

    The author argues that if radicals suddenly become reasonable, then all will be well. But radicals are in power precisely because they are *not* reasonable.

    So what should Greece do vs. what Greece will likely do?

    If Greece breaks away from the EU, why assume that they will still honor any of their outstanding debts? Of course not. And Greece’s creditors have already calculated this.

    The reality is that Greece will immediately start cranking out Drachmas, with the *assumption* of substantial inflation. Because inflation *favors* debtors, including governments.

    Right now, the Greek-on-the-street has Euros, so they might be offered a hundred Drachmas for each Euros. This will mean a big influx of Euros to the government, to buy stuff from Europe “cash up front”.

    And once the Euros are cashed in, then the government will raise the inflation rate, so everybody who retired at 50 with a huge pension will find their pension cut in half by inflation. Then maybe half again.

    It is austerity by other means.

    The next step is a big sales tax. Most everybody cheats on their income taxes, so it is a lot easier to collect taxes at point of purchase.

    And all the while this is being done, the rest of Europe will be wringing its hands and whining. Because if Greece succeeds, which is may well, then the UK, and maybe others will become far more interested in jumping ship as well.

  • That was FAST: Yesterday it was gay marriage; Now look who wants “equal rights”

    06/28/2015 7:02:35 AM PDT · 33 of 109
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GeorgiaDawg32

    When government refuses to protect the citizenry against criminals, or worse, takes the side of criminals against the citizenry, vigilantism results.

    Unlike its reputation, vigilantism remains peaceful until it is forced to be violent. Many legal things are done by vigilantes until they have no more choice.

    So the equation is simple: if the government refuses to stop or punish or execute pedophiles, it is up to the citizenry to do so. And if they are brought to trial for killing a pedophile, most juries will acquit via nullification.

  • That was FAST: Yesterday it was gay marriage; Now look who wants “equal rights”

    06/28/2015 6:56:18 AM PDT · 27 of 109
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GeorgiaDawg32

    http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/kennedy-v-louisiana-no-07-343

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the Louisiana statute that allowed the death penalty for the rape of a child where the victim did not die. In Kennedy v. Louisiana, the Court held that all such laws, where the crime was against an individual and no murder was committed, were contrary to the national consensus restricting the death penalty to the worst offenses.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_v._Louisiana

    The power of the (individual) states to impose the death penalty against an individual for committing a crime that did not result in the death of the victim is now limited to crimes against the state (federal government) (e.g., espionage, treason).

    Actually, it should be the other way around. The federal government is so corrupt and degenerate that its power of death should be strictly limited, lest people like the current corrupt bunch decide to legally murder their political opponents. Like the Democrat congressman who called for the death penalty against those skeptical of man made global warming.

    Does anyone believe that dozens of Democrats would be all in favor of legally murdering Republicans if they could? Would RINOs even rise to the defense of a conservative on trial for his life for being a conservative? I doubt it.

  • The Trails of All Modern Social Activism Lead Back To The White House….

    06/28/2015 6:37:31 AM PDT · 2 of 6
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Ray76

    N.B.: They used to be called “radicals” and “agitators”. This abruptly changed when the radical agitators took over the Democrat party in 1972, and demanded the media call them “liberals” and “activists”.

  • Cruz: GOP leaders want to divide conservatives, prop up moderates

    06/27/2015 3:18:32 PM PDT · 5 of 92
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to VinL

    The Tea Party needs to get candidates to “put it in writing”, because several fakes made it through in the last election, like Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02). She swore up and down that she was a conservative, and it was all lies. As soon as she was elected, she went full liberal, opposing everything conservative.

    Which just goes to show that establishment Republicans are just as duplicitous as Democrats.

  • Ted Cruz: Proposes Constitutional Amendment for Judicial Retention Elections

    06/27/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · 23 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Unedited

    This is not a good idea, for the simple reason that greater democratization, like the 17th Amendment, tends to foul up the system and make officials *less* accountable.

    The 17th turned the US senate into 100 “free agents”, who no longer have to do what their states want them to, as long as they can skunk voters every six years and frighten off their opponents.

    So a better way would be to make federal judges accountable to congress at intervals. Not through impeachment, but through voting on their retention. If 2/3rds of the senate voted to not retain them as judges, then a simple majority of the House could remove them from the bench.

    Notice this is just the opposite of impeachment, which is done with a simple majority in the House and confirmed by 2/3rds of the senate.

  • It’s an Obama World… US Troops Put on Drinking, Eating Restrictions for Ramadan

    06/27/2015 1:13:55 PM PDT · 32 of 57
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to aimhigh

    Please note that this only applies to US personnel off-base and in public. This is a typical policy in Muslim countries as it tends to piss off the locals, who are fasting and uncomfortable.

    If personnel stay on base, they can eat and drink as normal. And they can drink plenty of liquids if they are working hard off-base, so as not to get dehydrated. Most locals are just chilling out and working very little getting ready for a big dinner at sundown.

  • BREAKING: UN Makes Huge Move to ARREST Benjamin Netanyahu

    06/27/2015 11:35:03 AM PDT · 76 of 107
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to blueyon

    “Sentence first; verdict afterwards.” — The Queen of Hearts

  • Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Gay Marriage Vote In Its Own, Unique Way

    06/27/2015 11:13:22 AM PDT · 16 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steelfish

    And each pint will have a special, added ingredient.

  • Why can't the feds AND the states get out of Marriage?

    06/27/2015 8:20:15 AM PDT · 29 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to grumpygresh

    A similar idea is for Christian businesses who do not want to be forced to provide goods or services to homosexual rites.

    That is, churches can legally discriminate. So these businesses make an “exclusive” contract with a large group of Orthodox and conservative churches to *only* provide their goods and services to sacramental weddings carried out by those churches.

    This means that part of their business is no longer public, so is not vulnerable to state or federal laws. And all the rest of their business can remain public.

    If a state tries an end around to break these contracts, there is a huge amount of judicial precedent supporting them, and business would fight it tooth and nail, because contracts are so essential to business.

  • Jindal: SCOTUS Is 'Out of Control, Let's Just Get Rid of the Court'

    06/27/2015 7:18:29 AM PDT · 59 of 64
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    The constitution says that the SCOTUS must exist. However, it was the SCOTUS itself that increased the power of both itself and the presidency with the Marbury v. Madison (1810) decision.

    With just one decision, the SCOTUS declared that it had the authority to determine the constitutionality of laws. And indirectly, because the president refused to comply with the decision, while the presidency can be made to *not* carry out what the president wants to do, he cannot be forced to act against its wishes by the SCOTUS (with a Writ of Mandamus).

    However, this being said, congress has the *sole* authority over the organization and jurisdiction of all other federal courts.

    So congress could reorganize the judiciary to retire hundreds of liberal and leftist federal judges. It wouldn’t need to fire them, just not give them courts to practice in, creating different courts with different judges.

  • America's Golden Calf Moment

    06/27/2015 6:50:30 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    “Republicans have to accept the primacy of the god Ba’al-Moloch or risk becoming ‘relics’. Embrace the ways of Sodom and Gomorrah, because your false God wouldn’t dare to destroy them again.”

  • The Remains of a 200,000 Year Old Advanced Civilization...

    06/27/2015 6:47:12 AM PDT · 29 of 50
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to shibumi
    Aliens.

  • Why can't the feds AND the states get out of Marriage?

    06/27/2015 6:37:43 AM PDT · 7 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MalPearce

    The best bet is not to get the government out of marriage, but for Orthodox and conservative religions to take their marriages away from the government.

    That is, there is no real benefit to having a secular marriage anymore, or even to registering a religious marriage with the government. So couples who belong to an Orthodox or conservative faith should be married by their church, and not even bother to get a secular marriage license.

    This idea can be given teeth only if there is an agreement among Orthodox and conservative churches to *only* recognize religious marriages conducted by them. That is, for them to *refuse to recognize* secular or even religious marriages carried out by others, including liberal churches.

    The government will not like this one bit, because they want control over the *sacrament* of marriage. But because they have so watered down marriage with an “anything goes” attitude towards both it and divorce, religions can tell the government to go fish.

    Churches have long held that they should “embrace the sinner”, but have forgotten that unless the sinner stops sinning, it is like drawing an asp to one’s breast. They must stop sinning.

    So this means couples with secular or liberal marriages have to be remarried, at least “on paper”, before their marriage is recognized.

    By separating sacramental religious marriages from the “scrap of paper” secular and liberal marriages, is the first step on the road to redemption of religious marriage.