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  • Almost a quarter of Republicans think Obama 'may be the Antichrist' as 14 states sue...

    03/25/2010 7:06:49 AM PDT · 46 of 51
    bpjam to TaxPayer2000

    In what Universe does a remotely reputable pollster put the words ‘Anti-Christ’ into a poll question???

    Did they ever ask how many Demcracts thought Bush was worse than Bid Laden? Pretty sure you could have broken 50% back in 2004. Of course, 50% of all voters thought we were in a recession from 2004 until 2008 (which, curiously, is when the recession ACTUALLY started).

    Pollsters are propagandists is WAAAYYYY to many cases. They should be treated like party apparatchiks and dismissed out of hand when they say crazy things like this.

  • Grassroots Nevada Presents Ann Coulter as Keynote Speaker/Plus Welcomes the Tea Party Express Tour

    03/13/2010 9:50:30 AM PST · 38 of 52
    bpjam to Syncro

    I am SOOOOOOO there!!!!!!

    Ann Coulter in Las Vegas out in the open???? Are you kidding me? It’s gonna be a total blowout event. Harry Reid is going to be sh!tting his pants.

    Oh, and his eldest (lookalike) son Rory who is trying to become Governor on Harry’s coattails has got to be sh!tting himself as well. Bad year to be named “Reid” on a ballot in Nevada.... Sucks to be YOU Harry! Cuz so far is has sucked to be a Nevadan! You deserve every bad thing that happens to you. Enjoy your millionaire retirement at our expense and please don’t bother to ever appear in public telling us what we should think or believe again. (douchebag!!!!)

    (Sorry, I just hate this f’ing guy because he is such a crook but because Nevada is such a small state he has the people who WOULD prosecute him tied up that he will escape punishment for his crimes - think Tom Daschle as being the exact and perfect example of Harry’s future - rich but unindicted).

  • (GA) Lawmakers Consider Ending Pill Mills (by instituting Big Brother laws)

    03/12/2010 6:24:48 AM PST · 6 of 12
    bpjam to FreedomPoster

    And they will take my painkillers from my cold dead hands.... (and my proscuitto...mmmmmm).

  • To MBA or not to MBA, that is MY question to YOU. (VANITY)

    02/07/2010 10:32:35 AM PST · 25 of 43
    bpjam to MikeWUSAF

    Think of this as if you ALREADY HAD an MBA. Do a cost/benefit analysis.

    This is what we did with our son when he entered Wharton.

    Calculate what it will cost you do to this. Calculate what you will be expecting to increase in earnings over a 5 year period AFTER you graduate (you can get data from a variety of sources including the schools themselves and other MBA candidates). Decide whether there is somebody out there who will pay for you to get your MBA in exchange for some well-paid indentured servitude.

    Then, you come up with the best option. Part of that option is your own personality and your goals. YOU are the biggest factor in this. Do you have an idea of what you want to DO with an MBA? Do you have a plan already? Are you doing this just as a resume enhancement or because ‘it’s the next thing to do’?

    And an MBA from a place with a specific reputation makes a big, big, big difference in what kind of job you get offered. If you are starting your second year in an MBA program and you aren’t already getting offers, something is wrong.

    In our own case, our son had an offer to pay for a Harvard MBA with a 3 yr contract at $125K. Despite the $150K price, he decided to go to Wharton and become a free agent. He not only matched his salary at a bigger company (not Wall Street, which is a $$$$$ only decision), stock options and a future of advancement in something interesting. And within 5 years he will have paid back his entire MBA costs and still be at those high end salary ranges.

    It’s equal parts calculation and ambition/planning. Decide WHAT you want this for and that will rule out the bad options right away.

    Hope this helps. This is a very exciting point in life. But be prepared for a whole lot of math....

  • McGlowan to enter north Miss. congressional race

    02/06/2010 9:38:50 PM PST · 4 of 64
    bpjam to MHGinTN

    fo shizzle.

  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions (O'Keefe Arrest)

    01/28/2010 7:39:11 AM PST · 28 of 29
    bpjam to gaijin

    Saul Alinsky: “Always accuse the other side of doing the thing YOU are about to do..”

    Sounds like the practically Biblical saying “Thy sins speak loudly in accusation” (ie. you accuse others of committing the sins you commit - mostly because you know how damning they are and how damning they would be if exposed. It’s now called ‘projection’ in psychobabble)

  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions (O'Keefe Arrest)

    01/27/2010 6:46:56 PM PST · 25 of 29
    bpjam to Balding_Eagle

    Very important distinction legally if they were wearing actual uniforms from a phone company or just something that ‘looked like’ a phone company employee. I’m betting that the totally bogus looking outfits is what tipped off the Senators staffers who called building security.

    But even so, the charges being talked about are only remotely valid IF these two halloween outfitted guys were ACTUALLY planning and had the ability and tools to actually tap the phone lines of the Senator. If they simply had tool bags with pliers, screwdrivers and ratchet sets, then this is obviously a prank. And proving intent requires proving an ability to at least plausibly achieve the FELONY ACT. It’s the reason we don’t arrest terrorist planners until they actually get their plan together and buy the weapons. You can’t make charges stick just because somebody ‘wants to’ or ‘talked about’ committing a crime.

    Watch the US Attorney try for a ‘conspiracy’ charge instead since that would be way, way, way easier to make stand up - conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor offense.

    If these amateurs dressed up as cops or Federal employees of any type, this would be an automatic felony charge. But they didn’t.

    Just like Fraud - you have to prove that there were actually a fraudulent act performed in order to prosecute it. You can’t simply claim that somebody was a liar and ‘could’ have committed a fraud if they had wanted to.

  • MSM Leaping to Conclusions (O'Keefe Arrest)

    01/27/2010 5:54:14 PM PST · 20 of 29
    bpjam to GVnana

    As somebody who was fairly intimately familiar with this exactly situation and how you would do it if you were actually going to do it.....

    There is virtually no chance these amateurs were going to ‘wiretap’ anything. If you’ve ever seen a Federal building PBX closet, you’d know that unless you actually DID work for the phone company at one point and you actually had the correct equipment (like one of those oversized orange handset looking things which alligator clips on it). For even an office the size of Landreiu, there could be a dozen phone lines alone and all the other lines on that floor will probably be in the same box because they were wired decades ago.

    The only way to find the Senators actual phone lines if you were actually going to the PBX would be to attach your handset onto random lines and listen to them to hear if the conversations were coming from her office. Or you would have to originate a tone from the phone company on the offending main line and then tap that one (which would require actual phone company employees).

    On this completely unworkable notion that these four kids are going to be charged with felon entrance into a Federal bldg by false pretense has one gigantic hole in it. You HAVE TO BE INTENT ON COMMITTING A FELONY for this charge to be filed. The affi filed by the FBI agent does not indicate that any of the subjects actually confessed to INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY (as in actual wiretapping).

    People who are strippers who pretend to be delivery guys and enter a Federal building only to start stripping and grinding on some unsuspecting birthday girl in a Federal office are no more guilty of this charge. The strippers don’t tell the security guards that they are strippers when they pass through the metal detectors. But they aren’t FELONs and they don’t face 10 years and/or $250,000 in fines.

    There is NO WAY IN HELL these charges even make it to a trial. There could be some manufactured misdeamenor charges possible since anything you do on Federal property is a crime if the FBI doesn’t like you (you might beat the rap with a jury but they can torture you until you do).

    O’Keefe needs to spend a little more time speaking to actual private investigators and maybe some former FBI agents who did public corruption. There are plenty of ways to have documented this without having gotten close to the line legally.

  • Reid: It Was A Waste Of Time Dealing With Olympia Snowe

    01/14/2010 6:01:30 AM PST · 75 of 75
    bpjam to Servant of the Cross

    maybe a $100M or $300M bribe would have done the trick....

  • Coup in Iran?-Coordination Center for National Iranian Armed Resistance Forces Declares Existence.

    12/29/2009 3:31:37 PM PST · 183 of 217
    bpjam to FARS

    and if the Mullahs can prove they are brutal enough to repress their OWN citizens....their proxy jihadis in Yemen will be emboldened to help topple surrounding countries to expand the one country in the Middle East who doesn’t fit in with the others.

    I pray to God that Bush started some covert direct measures which we aren’t going to know about publicly but are in the works now helping the resistance. I pray.

    And then I pray that The Messiah doesn’t gut the program and make the CIA go all Church Commission on us again.

  • Las Vegas Woman Victim of Foreclosure Mistake

    12/22/2009 6:09:12 PM PST · 52 of 52
    bpjam to Tom Hawks

    Rick and Teri Brenkus have LOTS of insurance (as mandated by Nevada law as a real estate brokerage). This woman can sue them and be just fine aside from getting her baby pictures back.

    There are a lot of realtors in Las Vegas who are laughing their @sses off that the Brenkus’ are the ones who did this since they are about as hands-off as you can get and still be in the real estate business. They put their name on everything done in their company but they never touch anything themselves. Maybe a little personal attention would have avoided them this next huge judgement against them.

  • Ensign, DeMint to Force Vote on Health Care Bill Unconstitutionality

    12/22/2009 12:02:39 PM PST · 29 of 45
    bpjam to divine_moment_of_facts; All

    Just so everybody outside of Nevada knows, Harry Reid is basically threatening John Ensign with a protracted and unfavorable Senate Ethics Committee (oxymoron alert!!!!) outcome on his affair if Ensign openly tries to sabotage the Reid/Pelosi/Obama/FDR/Marx healthcare bill.

    Reid isn’t taking any chances. He either buys you or blackmails you. That is the reason he is still in office. But the voters in Nevada right now don’t get paid off by Reid so its the only place he can’t put money in the place of loyalty. While the unions and outside groups will be spending $10M+ next year (which buys pretty much every prime-time commercial in a state this size), Reid has absolutely no connection to the actual people of Nevada.

    And considering that 72% of Nevadans have moved to Nevada in the last 15 years, they have no idea of his hokey story about being from humble beginnings and having somehow been a great asset to Nevada over the years. But Harry does have 3 sons (and 1 son-in-law) who are all lawyers in Las Vegas and their firms represent the largest business interests in the State of Nevada. Don’t expect any Nevada interest groups or businesses to come out against him. But the people themselves are pissed off big time.

  • Setting up a corp or 2. LLC or S in WY,NV or FL??

    12/15/2009 8:47:19 PM PST · 10 of 17
    bpjam to Frantzie
    But an LLC in New Mexico doesn’t require any personal information about the owner to be public - period. The atty filing the LLC is the ‘registered agent’ and nothing else gets filed. You could literally sell your LLC to somebody else by signing it over on a piece of paper and nobody including the attorney who created it would know.

    Total anonimity. Otherwise, NV is easier to deal with.

  • The Mystery of Harry Reid

    12/08/2009 6:07:22 PM PST · 35 of 36
    bpjam to what's up

    ,,,think of Tom Daschle without the sparkling personality.

  • The Mystery of Harry Reid

    12/08/2009 4:40:07 PM PST · 31 of 36
    bpjam to Syncro

    As somebody who has seen Las Vegas/Nevada politics up close, my only answer would be:

    A venal personality, ruthlessness, blackmail and a willingness to say anything to avoid having to lose.

    Harry is unlikable even to his ‘friends’ (of which he actually has very few). His willingness to punish those who don’t support him or those who might seek to threaten his reign are almost legendary.

    He also has three adult sons - all lawyer/lobbyists. He has groomed the oldest one who will be on the ticket as the Dem Gov Nominee in Nov right alongside dear ol’ dad.

    He has bribed, blackmailed or simply promised to bribe or blackmail every friend and every friend of his opponents. There are lots of prominent Republicans who will not publicly stand up against him because if he wins Harry will use his position to kill their businesses. But if you are willing to play ball he is willing to hand you government largess to betray what other principles you have (or...had).

    Kill two Reids with one ballot - like shooting fish in a barrel.

  • Tiger Talks Chevron World Challenge

    12/06/2009 1:58:55 PM PST · 9 of 31
    bpjam to mdittmar

    The guy couldn’t even make an appearance to hand the trophy/whatever to the winner???? That is just adding to the douche-baggery smell of this whole past week.

    The one thing I liked about Tiger (don’t care about golf) was how well he was managing all the various demands he gets and how professionally he conducted himself as a business person at that age. Of course, I’m absolutely 100% against cheating on your wife with club-skanks, too.

  • E-Mail Fracas Shows Peril of Trying to Spin Science

    12/01/2009 2:47:21 PM PST · 22 of 23
    bpjam to ricks_place

    This is like Piltdown Man but on STEROIDS!!!! And with the hundreds of trillions of $$$$ on the line!!!!

    And yet none of the media want to admit that they were duped??? At least the media were happy to blame the one screwy bastard who created Piltdown Man. In this case, their religions won’t let them.

  • Russian train crash kills 25, terrorism suspected

    11/28/2009 9:28:07 AM PST · 23 of 29
    bpjam to Free ThinkerNY

    when DONT the Russians(ie. Putin) blame everything on ‘terrorists’???

    If the power goes out in Moscow, they blame the Chechyans just to keep the Putin Youth riled up and keep his seat warm at the Kremlin (careful, Dmitri, you are only sitting in Vlads chair until he takes it back in 2010).

  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain's Senate voting record improves (it's an election year)

    11/28/2009 9:23:50 AM PST · 19 of 19
    bpjam to rabscuttle385

    Every 5th year, McCain votes WITH the conservatives.

    You just have to pray that whatever is important happens in that 5th year.

    I’d rather be in a foxhole with JD Hayworth than McCain. And I suspect the rest of the people in AZ are going to be feeling that way in the next year.

  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/28/2009 9:20:31 AM PST · 16 of 19
    bpjam to raptor22; All

    Is this not some payback from the Pentagon brass for that ‘mishap’ off Somalia where the Seals waxed three hajis instead of waiting for Richard Holbrooke to show up and ‘negotiate’ a solution (presuming, of course, that the American boat Capt didn’t get killed in the meantime...)???

    It’s hard to believe anything which we get from the Pentagon right now. Knowing that the lawyers have more influence than the Generals and the Generals who are being put forward are going to be the ‘we prefer NO war whatsoever’ types, just imagine how much it sucks to be a 2nd Lt right now with teenagers under your command and under fire in a place like Afghanistan.