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  • $1.5 million ruling for 24 downloads

    11/06/2010 2:11:09 PM PDT · 62 of 63
    WLR to NoControllingLegalAuthority

    There is the reasonable man standard for everything in life.

    A million dollar fine for some Mom exceeds my reasonable man standard by Nine Hundred and Ninty Nine Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars....

    IMO Hollywood and the Music Industry in general are the biggest bunch of Un-American Sacks of Crap in America.

    IMO Musicians should market their music directly thru the Web.. cutting out the Music Industry. Same for people who produce movies..

    I could have seen the Beatles live as a kid but I knew they were Communist Sacks and am very proud to have chosen not to do so.

    IMO Hollywood and the Music Industry are by and large Anti-American Liberal Sacks of Crap who do everything in their power to attack and damage the Christian Faith and Pro American Values of conservative America.

    In the Moves and in Print along with the MSM they portray conservatives as uneducated hicks, who, when not busy impregnating our sisters are hanging out barefoot banjo in hand on a bridge playing dueling banjos and leering at Liberal MetroSexuals in their tights, plastic helmets and Kayaks as they pass.

    As far as I am concerned the majority of “musicians” appear to be Anti-American crotch grabbing, drug glorifying sacks of dog doo .

    Personally If I heard American kids and other young people around the world thru piracy gutted the Music/Entertainment Industry, ripped the heart out of it financially.

    My biggest concern would be if Orville Riddenbacker’s buttered popcorn took 2 min and 45 seconds or 2 min an 30 seconds on high to reach it’s greatest popping potential.


  • Jim Rickards - Fed May Go Bankrupt

    11/06/2010 11:45:32 AM PDT · 19 of 93
    WLR to politicket
    It's not until our US Treasury issues our nation's currency that we can truly be rid of debt-backed currency.


    Close the Fed.. Go get the money and Gold back from whomever ran off with it.. Send the US Military and CIA Overseas and just take it back..

    Congress thru the US Treasury becomes the only people who issue a Gold and Silver backed currency. With public audits.

    Better? W

  • Nine Saudi men, women rebuked for meeting

    11/06/2010 11:21:02 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    WLR to E. Pluribus Unum

    “One of these fine days there are going to be a lot of dead clerics hanging from telephone poles in Saudi Arabia. “

    Hardly... their system and Islamo ideology is perfect for maintaining a Kingdom. They can arrest people at will and do what they want with them.

    The US as a Nation is in far greater danger than the Saudis and their $100,000,000 (one hundred Million) in petro profits 365 days a year.


  • Jim Rickards - Fed May Go Bankrupt

    11/06/2010 11:14:48 AM PDT · 8 of 93
    WLR to redpoll

    “A problem which Obama inherited, no doubt. </sarc>”

    Ummm.. Yes and every President but the one who signed the act into law since 1913... It is time to abolish it. Go to the Gold Standard where ever it may be for the dollar at this point and fix it.

    Plenty of wrong is being done all the time.. let US ascribe blame fairly.


  • $1.5 million ruling for 24 downloads

    11/06/2010 4:25:43 AM PDT · 44 of 63
    WLR to Darkwolf377
    The idiots in the Music Industry are like the idiots who produced “Refer Madness”. They are so over the top average people will never take music piracy seriously. By going to such an extreme they will only piss off a bunch of young techies whose next move will likely to put every piece of music out there on some torrent server they set up in Russia or some other place who will not pay the least attention to letters or the crying of the DCMA folks..


  • Fitch Puts Entire US Residential Mortgage Servicer Space On Negative Outlook

    11/05/2010 1:08:45 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    WLR to FromLori

    What cannot be done is to allow them to walk.. Or to force citizens to go the Civil Court route to recover their loses.

    Because Corporations live forever unlike people the Corporations will simply outlive the people they have harmed.

    All the years since the Exxon Valdez and there are still damaged claimants who have yet to receive remuneration for their losses.

    That is why I believe the tax credit program offers the best solution for making the people whole.

    The same should apply to the 401ks and other investments created by the Congress..

    If a family were to receive say a $250,000 for their losses in real estate due to the Banksters Frauds... (Blackballing of Appraisers who refused to go along with the program and spinning up values.. their sharing lists between companies of blackballed appraisers and such).

    That family could sell all or part of the deduction at a fixed discount/commission of 10%. So that would mean if someone wanted to purchase their tax deduction the family would receive $225,000 untaxed. The purchaser and or sales organization would divvy up the remaining 10% or $25,000..

    That would immediately put real money into the economy. Allow the damaged homeowners to either save that money, pay off/pay down their mortgage..

    It would help to make whole all those who have paid their mortgages on time as well as those who have lost their homes or are in foreclosure..

    It would also not cost the Federal Government as they could assess the Bank Institutions equivalent fines to the Tax revenue lost plus damages.

    Because the Federal Government lives forever like the Corporations and they have deeper pockets it would be to the advantage of the Corporations to settle early.. rather than be assessed ever increasing fines and interest..

    If they can and have paid Billions in bonuses and pay to the Corporate Gangsters who created this mess.. They can afford to pay back the American people for their losses...

    Oh and if they want to get Hip, Slick and Cool bankrupting their companies rather than pay.. Go back and Charge the executives involved in that company for the last 10 years with RICO Violations and seize their personal assets.

    The time to stop fooling around with these National and International Corporate Greedsteers is now.


  • For the First Time, the TSA Meets Resistance

    11/05/2010 10:39:13 AM PDT · 21 of 54
    WLR to onona

    Contact a local small airport and see what a charter flight costs.

    On trips up to around 600 miles it is funny.. By the time you check in check out and go thru all the Airport nonsense for a commercial flight. Flying a chartered 175mph prop plane is just as fast or faster to arrive at your destination..

    As far as costs go.. you can go on that 500 mile trip. They will wait for a very reasonable rate and you can be back the same day. Another $200 for a room and food saved. It just gets cheaper when you factor that stuff in and your not a zombie by the time you arrive at your destination.

    The short trip I described has no less than 3 hours of time wasted related just to ground time for a commercial flight.

    They have really turned commercial air travel into a bad joke..

    If you have to move on shorter trips for a presentation or something like that.. it funny how a Limo service can be surprisingly cost effective as well. You arrive relaxed and have ready help to haul all your stuff around.

    A while back a couple that will not fly moved from Boston to Sedona..They hired a Boston Cabbie in a Lincoln Town Car and made the trip in a week.. relaxed and smiling.

    I have metal parts in my leg from the service. I have had to go to secondary every time since the whole mess was created.. even missed a flight before while I got the near proctological examination LOL... That time they told me “I could get a medical card” which only told me the whole thing was Bullcrap because anyone could dummy that up..

    I got tired of it..Think I would rather walk at this point lol.


  • A Superpower in Decline; Is the American Dream Over?

    11/05/2010 10:10:52 AM PDT · 23 of 78
    WLR to fightinJAG
    If the Tea Part folk in the Congress were to introduce and pass legislation requiring all Nationally Elected and appointed Officials as well as Senior Bureaucrats are polygraphed bi annually looking for Secret Bank Accounts and Financial Involvements.

    If the Tea Party folks were to also introduce legislation to end Blind Trusts for Elected Officials and force full disclosure of income sources. Bar elected officials or their immediate family members Same for bureaucrats) from investing in any enterprise financially involved with the US Government during and for 5 year after their holding office or positions of trust.

    Those would be two good ways to watch American begin to emerge again..

    No one seriously believes foreign governments just like individuals are not heavily lobbying the Federal Government to benefit their organizations, entities or countries..

    There is no excuse for our elected/appointed officials to not be polygraphed to insure they are not being financed or supported by one or more hidden hands behind the curtain.


  • 34 Warships Rumors Are Not True

    11/04/2010 3:23:15 PM PDT · 42 of 61
    WLR to 84rules

    A more likely scenario?

    When the criticism began to take root and bite those who supported and conceived of the trip pushed the 37 Ship story which appears to be false.. When they stood on the story the idea is that criticism of the real extravagances will be blunted/less effective.


  • Fitch Puts Entire US Residential Mortgage Servicer Space On Negative Outlook

    11/04/2010 3:15:53 PM PDT · 2 of 6
    WLR to FromLori

    “’Risks to servicers include cost to research and remediate any errors, additional fees and resources, potential penalties and reputational risk,’ said Diane Pendley, Managing Director and head of U.S. RMBS Operational Risk for Fitch.”

    The willful and deliberate theft of three Generations of American wealth and as the people become aware of their scam now they look to “Work it Out”.

    Here’s a real deal...

    First off ...Prison for the Executives, Ceo,s and Board of Directors involved...Long sentences for the Banksters and Mortgage Brokerage Firm Executives that engaged in price fixing and other RICO Violations of the law.

    Now let’s talk about remediation...

    Tax credits that can be sold at a commission rate of no more than 10% for all homeowners and other individuals who lost their collective behinds when the Bankster Ponzi scheme collapsed.

    But first off ...

    Prosecution and long Imprisonment for thousands if that be the case of those in the Mortgage and Banking Industry who perpetuated the fraud.

    They make Madoff look like a five year old stealing a piece of bubble gum from the Five and Dime Store.

    Put the lying thieving Executive sacks responsible in Prison. Sell off their solid gold toilet seats and car collections... move their families into public housing.

    Anything less and we will deserve the title of “Banana Republic” without Justice for the Average American.


  • Gay Vote Abandoning Obama

    11/04/2010 2:32:59 PM PDT · 17 of 24
    WLR to csd

    Nonsense.. they have never been as powerful politically as their pimps in the media would have US believe.


  • US officials: Military wants to boost aid to Yemen

    11/04/2010 5:48:56 AM PDT · 5 of 7
    WLR to Red in Blue PA
    We train our enemies in the Western Way of War as well as methods of security under the guise of training some Turd World Nations “Security Forces”.

    This means our US Military must train them how to build and plant the bombs they are to detect and plan the attacks they are to thwart..

    Then our FAUX Leaders turn around and cite our enemies training and capabilities as a justification for more security and expenditures of our own.

    “Perpetual War for Perpetual Profits”


  • F-117A Nighthawk in China?

    11/04/2010 5:14:14 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    WLR to Dundee

    The Chinese bought a Russian Jump Carrier a while back and have been fooling around with it ever since.

    They may in time finnish outfitting it and making it more or less operational but the real purpose IMO was to provide something our Admirals and Military Industrial Complex folk could point to and say “See, See.. we need X Super Carriers to be ready for them.

    When in truth Super Carriers are just Super targets waiting for any First Tier Nation State to flurry standard and hyper-velocity Cruise missiles at and sink..

    What better way to defeat your enemy than to get him to burn thru money as we have been doing for “Defense”.

    The F 117 thing could be made from Plywood for all we know.. Probably is. The Chineese if they are doing things right are more likely building 100 conventional aircraft for every F117, F35 or B1 Bomber the US Has.

    Why should they worry about US Stealth Craft.. If there stuff began dissapearing and they did not see cruise missles they would assume it was Steath Aircraft and simply detonate small yield nuclear weapons from 10k to say 40,000 feet over and around the position attacked blinding and burning our Pilots and Crews destroying electronic gizmos and knocking our billion dollars Stealth Craft from the skies. They are not a Saddam shooting 12.7mm MG blind into the sky.

    Just because our tacticians and senior Military leaders would not do such a thing over the US or our allies there is no reason the Chinese would hesitate to do so.. Radiation would be limited to the .1 maybe .2 KT actual remaining missile debris, plus our craft, that might survive the blast falling from the sky.

    The Chinese stick pretty close to Sun Tzu’s doctrine and that means they intend to follow much of US Doctrine used against the Germans of WWII.. Where the German Super Tiger Tank could kill 25 Sherman Tanks in a Fight the US insured there was 26 Shermans around and killed them.

    The Chinese will do the same to US unless US Flag Officers get their heads out of the Penultimate Weapons Platform Clouds and back on their jobs.


  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/02/2010 2:57:26 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    WLR to Pikachu_Dad

    Because our current crop of Republi-Con and Demon-crat “leaders” are bought and paid for whores with fat secret bank accounts throughout the Islamic Petro States? To match their Fat “Blind Trusts” here in the US?

    Republi-Con and Demon-Crat “Leaders” two sides of the same crooked Coin?

    If the Tea Party folks make it to the Congress they have to do a couple administrative things to succeed.

    Set the Standard.

    1. Eschew “Blind Trusts” publicly.

    2. Require all caucus members take a Polygraph bi-annually to assure the public they do not have any secret bank accounts overseas or secret investments.

    3. Hire only people from their own Districts and States for all their offices. Local and in Washington DC (Preferably already solvent, Married in a Stable family situation ideally with no children that can be targeted by the bad guys arrested on some phony charge and their fate held hostage to the compromise of the Tea Party Staffer or Elected Official).

    4. Request their home community Sheriff’s Department send teams to Washington to right off then periodically sweep and secure their offices and homes to include staff.

    5 Keep two persons from their staff physically in all office spaces they occupy once they are secured 24/7 365. (DO your own dusting and taking out of the trash)

    6. Have their Local Sheriff’s Department Polygraph all Staff at random (This makes it much easier to avoid bribery attempts much like random urinalysis helped GIs refuse to use drugs getting them for the most part out of the Service.
    Sheriffs also need to be tasked to provide security for their staffs to include protecting residences from surreptitious entry when folks are at work.

    Encourage staff to live in as close proximity to one another in secured residences.

    7 order and issue encrypted phones and hire a retired CEWI Officer or NCO for each of their their Staffs to secure Communications.

    8. Have the Sheriff from their District provide protection and look out for the security of both the elected official, staff members and their families so no one can get to them or set them up. (Recognizing the bad guys will target the weakest link, Kids spouses etc to compromise Tea Party Elected Officials and Staff).

    9. Demand a current electronic text of all bills and post the most current online.

    10. Issue a unique electronic ID to all registered voters from all Partys who request it in their districts and afford them the opportunity to vote their position anonymously and informally online before bills are voted in the House or Senate. Try very hard to adhere to their constituents will.

    Much like “The Ent’s are going to War”

    Tea Party Elected Officials must realize they are much hated by all of Washington.. Republi-Con and Demon-Crat Elected and Appointed Officials. No doubt Foreign powers and interests, The MSM, Career Staffers (who should never, ever be hired or trusted) and the Lobbyists whose livelihood depends upon the corruption of our elected and appointed Officials.

    When the Heritage Foundation wants you to come to their briefings or “Freshmen Orientation” etc.. Tell them to go to he!!. Same for any Tea Party Democrats, If the sacks of crap from the Old Guard will not respectfully and patiently explain verbally and in writing House and Senate rules and procedures.. expose them and castigate them publicly for obstruction and cronyism.

    Keep your mouths shut around the MSM Press as much as is humanly possible. They are not friends of Liberty ..ever...Massively use both the Web and franking privileges to speak directly to the folks from all partys back home.

    Lots of Lucks Tea Party Elected Officials.

    “Where the Spirit of the Lord is.. There is Liberty”


  • Maine poll warden told to stay home Election Day

    11/01/2010 6:14:39 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    WLR to Gator113


    While I see no reason anyone should not be armed when they go to a polling place.. what’s good enough for regular citizens should be good enough for public “servants”. Unless of course your position is they are not public servants but persons holding a special status.

    I think you wrong about this.


  • A Sixth Sense in the War on Terrorism

    10/31/2010 12:52:41 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    WLR to huldah1776
    The problem for US Forces is the majority of resources going to Afghanistan are being directed to maintain security and housing for the Rear Echelon... for “Hearts and Minds” nonsense.. Lawyers and other Pentagon Staff weenies who want to get their “Combat Badge” roll in and out of Afghanistan doing crap like providing classes on Western Legal Theory and Justice to Islamic Tribal Chiefs (who of course are only there because they get paid some cash one way or another).

    All those Chairborne Warriors need a place to stay right? A place to take their baths, Hot food, Wash their pretty little uniforms right? Of course they need a large security contingent to move their sorry selves from one location to another and keep them safe. All those resources do not make it to the Combat Troops now do they?

    Next come some Public Affairs Officers instructed by one of our Faux Generals to engage in a serious “Hearts and Minds” Campaign.. as if a bunch of people living in Mud Huts with a 7th Century mentality are going to be swayed by our “ being nice” So he/she gets it into their mind they want to build a kids School, medical facility (How nice).. They can do it two ways.. Hire some locals to build it for a relatively low price or make it into a real big deal by misdirecting a Battalion of Combat Engineers to build/supervise involve themselves in the same project... Send photographers to take pictures, put on a PR Blitz and look good to the Pentagon and the Press.

    Well of course they pick the Combat Engineer Battalion.. because the other does little for ones career. What that means in the real world is that Combat Engineer Battalion cannot do it's proper job of building and enhancing the physical security of Forward Operating Bases and other places where GIs are actually engaged in Combat Operations.

    Every pound of Crap that goes to Officers and Rear Echelon Folks in the major Bases takes away from that which is available to the Line folks..

    Ask yourself why do you not see thermal heads pulled from M60 A3 series Tanks at most of the Forward Operating Bases? (Heck you see at least a few of them (probably thanks to the original Duncan Hunter) with the Border Patrol... but not our line troops) How many of our bases must rely on conventional Night Vision devices rather than thermal imagers (which enhance security and targeting day and night)?

    Where are all those other “High Tech Surveillance Platforms when small groups of GIs on the front lines are being pounded by the Taliban? Answer: Doing "more important things" of course.

    Question: Where did all the lower level surveillance systems go? Those much touted small RPVs, Seismic Sensor packages an such? Simple Stuff Smaller units can put to use and manage.

    Answer: some Jag Officer needed a second duffel bag of books, a copy machine and a few hundred pounds of paper to teach 7th Century Tribal Chieftains Modern Western Justice Theory...

    Until we retire 700 of the 900 some US Generals and Admirals for whom “Victory is not an Option”, retire 20,000 Majors thru Cols (retire not dump on the street).

    Until we are mature enough to admit women can do most things but there are many things required in an Army they cannot do. Until we have adults in charge who have the decency to make the call where women enhance the mission deploy them, where they detract from the mission remove them regardless of their feelings or that of a PC driven Crap Congress.

    Our Military will remain literally upside down.

    For all the talk of “Supporting the Troops” the actual Line Guys are last to receive the best of anything and they will continue to be shortchanged on what is actually available for them to do the job.

    What can change the situation for the better? Your and my imperfect yet essentially correct comprehension of the problem and the the application of political pressure to change the priorities of our Senior Officials Elected, Appointed and in Flag Officer Ranks.


    They are more sensitive to this sort of criticism than you might imagine.. A letter to your Congressmen a Phone call asking that priorities be changed, that Combat Troops be the first provided for.. Request that our Officers seek victory and subject them to public ridicule when they speak of things like .. "The Long War" "Hearts and Minds" (Now H&M Variants, the phony H&M Doctrine having been exposed is now morphing like the "Thing" essentially intact.

    Your critique and public criticism has the greatest impact.

    Never let some "Professional" try to intimidate you into silence with regards to the utilization, deployment and operation of the US Military.. Average people solve problems everyday in life .. Military problems are no different than others. The solutions are nearly always common sense based. You are perfectly capable of thinking them thru and resolving them in most cases.

    For example: Before in Iraq and now in Afghanistan the enemy killed/kills more GIs using the same techniques American Game Hunters employ when hunting Deer or Elk.

    The bad guys pick a known route of travel, they mine it. Often they get into a hide and observe using a command detonated system.

    Joe Sixpack hunts Elk or Deer pretty much the same way. Finds a place where Deer or Elk pass by sets up a blind and waits.

    As long as American Troops are stuck on roads and trails due to the incompetent decision making process of Flag Officers who put them in Road and Trail bound Wheeled Vehicles the Taliban will easily kill American GIs stuck on those roads or trails.

    It is not a matter of making Wheeled Crap-mobiles bigger it is a matter of getting off the roads and trails which requires the use of Tracked Vehicles not wheeled removing that predictability in US force movements. This would require those Flag Officers to admit their whole light fighter doctrine is really in the crapper and has failed).

    Our problems when dealing with the enemy involve our leaders unwillingness to make honest assessments and make reasonable adjustments. Our problem lies in Senior Officers for whom everyone and everything else (from Woman's Rights to who gets the next contract for an Up-armored Wheeled Crap-mobile) matters most of all. Our problem lies in Flag Officers for whom everything else but Victory is a priority.


  • 'Hizbullah has 10,000 operatives manning 40,000 missiles'

    10/30/2010 8:47:55 AM PDT · 21 of 22
    WLR to vladimir998

    Dear Vlad.

    If Israel unleashes hell upon her enemies and actually does it.. Not just on their surrogates in Gaza the West Bank and Lebanon.

    What does she stand to lose?

    European Support? She does not have that now.

    US Support?... within our Leadership elected and appointed those whores betraying the West for Islamofacist Dollars including the many JINOS (Jews in Name Only) who only pay lip service to the West and Israel will more fully be revealed. Then they can be more effectively opposed and lawfully driven from power.

    Our enemies play for time.. the time to drag the West down.

    Only a fool fights in a manner and place of their enemies choosing.


  • 'Hizbullah has 10,000 operatives manning 40,000 missiles'

    10/29/2010 2:58:41 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    WLR to vladimir998
    My Dear Vlad..

    Creatures that celebrate the murder of a pregnant young Jewish Mom and her three little girls... machine gunned as they drove from one Kibbutz to another.

    Smile at the beheading of 3 young Christian Girls walking thru a Palm grove Bibles in hand on their way to church.

    Those who clap at the blowing up of young people at a Pizza Parlor.

    Those who Kidnap and slaughter 300 Russian Christian Children and their teachers in Beslyn on 91 ..

    Those who Dance in the Streets and hand out candy at the murder of nearly 3000 Americans on 911..

    They and anyone around them have lost any claim to be “Civilians” or “Non Combatants” long ago.


  • A logical proof that Mormonism is false

    10/29/2010 2:37:16 PM PDT · 95 of 283
    WLR to MHGinTN

    “Holier than thou concerns with regard to Mormonism ...”

    Are you a Mormon?


    Why so much condescension?

    I am sorry if I offended you. Indeed I am by scripture restricted in my comments. Anything beyond a kindly communication of your misapprehensions of specific Teachings of the Christ against fellow Christians (in this case Mormons) is my error.

    Luke 9:49 “Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”

    Luke 9:50 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”

    You think folks opposing the lies in Mormonism aren’t capable of doing more than one thing at a time?

    I am aware that your concerns over Mormonism are by scripture and a direct teaching of the Christ in error.

    That they misdirect your attention and focus from far greater and immediate threats to Christendom anyone can see.


  • A logical proof that Mormonism is false

    10/29/2010 1:39:47 PM PDT · 34 of 283
    WLR to delacoert
    Oh Please!!! Enough already!!!

    Today around the world there are at minimum three million active Homicidal Jihadists all looking for ways to destroy the West, Murder the Wests Children. Americans and our allies.. Funded by the most wealthy Islamofacist Petro States, backed logistically and technically by Iran and other Isalmofacist States.

    Holier than thou concerns with regard to Mormonism are the prattling of a man over his beard whose head is in jeopardy

    It is time to concentrate on the greatest threats to Christianity, Humanity and the West.. One of the top two is Islamofacism and the prostitution of our elected an appointed officials before the alter of that Islamofacist Threat.(The other being Socialism/Communism)

    Once they has been removed as threats to humanity, by all means resume your squabble over the proper placement of silverware at the Lords Banquet.

    Till then...For goodness sake....Give it a rest...