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  • AP: Trayvon Martin's mother says killer got away with murder

    02/25/2015 8:06:08 PM PST · 59 of 59
    1L to a fool in paradise

    >>Where was the hate crime?

    The prosecution of Zimmerman.

  • The 20 Most Affordable Colleges with High Four-year Graduation Rates

    11/21/2014 2:20:47 PM PST · 13 of 43
    1L to Vigilanteman

    I agree; only one here is what I MIGHT consider affordable.

    When I started college in the mid-80s, I ran into a friend who had just graduated from (then) SW Texas St. (now Texas St.). He commented that in-state tuition that he paid was $4 an hour, but that they had just raised it to $12 an hour. So let’s say you completed your degree, regardless of time, changed your major, and had 140 undergraduate hours at graduation. At 12, your ENTIRE tuition cost would be just over $1600, not counting, of course, books, fees, and living expenses. But the numbers here don’t count that either.

    Obviously, it isn’t a dollar to dollar comparison, but even bumping it up for the intervening change in the dollar value, its still $3600 in tuition for the 140 hours. At the private school I started undergraduate at, it was $112 an hour. At that rate, its a bit more — $15.6K, jumped up to about 34.5K today; again, for the ENTIRE college stay. When I finished undergraduate at a state school about 5 years later, I paid about a thousand a semester in tuition, fees, and (I think) books. Books may have been a couple hundred more, but that was EVERYTHING other than living expenses.

    College costs are ridiculous, and first year college is all about teaching kids what they should have learned in HS.

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston hearing delayed two weeks

    11/13/2014 2:44:29 PM PST · 12 of 12
    1L to capt. norm

    I offered you evidence — the affidavits the players signed that were written by Winston’s attorney. If you need a link, that’s an easy search.

    You’re making a fool out of yourself trying to compare this to Ferguson.

  • Peruta Fantasy Thread: What will be your NEW carry piece? (TOTALLY HYPOTHETICAL VANITY)

    11/13/2014 10:20:20 AM PST · 42 of 83
    1L to Trailerpark Badass

    How do you like your SK? Thinking of getting one — have a USP and want a sub, but don’t like the other offerings.

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston hearing delayed two weeks

    11/13/2014 10:11:57 AM PST · 9 of 12
    1L to capt. norm

    Do you really think the other players are completely innocent in all this? Some of them know the truth about the alleged rape incident and aren’t talking — Winston’s attorney got them to sign affidavits prior to the police questioning them just to muck up the whole process.

    Don’t be a fool in thinking Winston is the only one at FSU possibly doing harm. Fischer has his head in the sand, the AD and the administration don’t care, and the other players are along for the ride.

    If the players really thought Winston would take the whole team down, maybe they’d come forward with the truth.

  • Maddow Blasts Dems For Allowing GOP to Control 30 States; ‘Do You Guys Have a Catch-Up Plan?’

    11/09/2014 9:42:13 AM PST · 64 of 64
    1L to Libloather

    I don’t know why anyone here talks about this individual. Few watch her and no one else even knows who she is. She’s a huge nobody and mentioning her on here only ups her google search results.

  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    11/06/2014 7:05:46 PM PST · 21 of 53
    1L to MNDude

    In November, maybe. During a December runoff? No chance.

    I know it was summer and Texas, but recall the runoff between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst? Dewhurst had a substantial vote margin in the general, but shy of that needed to win. Cruz still beat him handily in the runoff. Establishment REPUBLICANS didn’t show up. You think RATS are going to show up en masse in this mess of a race?

  • Lena Dunham cancels two book tour events and threatens to sue right-wing website

    11/04/2014 5:55:25 PM PST · 90 of 93
    1L to CorporateStepsister

    Who the hell is Lena Dunham and why is this news?

  • SEALs say Jesse Ventura hit the ground in bar incident

    07/16/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT · 45 of 51
    1L to Travis McGee

    He went to Buds. He’s a Seal. Your distinction is meaningless. Not all Seals (or Seal teams) do the exact same job.

    Go argue with all these people:

    “On May 1, 1983, all UDTs were redesignated as SEAL Teams or Swimmer Delivery Vehicle Teams (SDVT). SDVTs have since been redesignated SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams.”

    Please explain to me what the difference was between UDT operators in the early ‘70s and the early ‘80s. It seems that NSW simply decided to redesignate — not require them to go back through all the training again as any non-Seal would presumably have to go through. They didn’t do that for former Army cooks or other service members who enlisted in the Navy.

    What specific Seal Team were the original members of Seal Team 6 on right after they joined that unit? 6 wasn’t the official Seal team designation at the time. Were those guys not Seals either because no one could say what specific Seal Team they were on? You are essentially arguing that Pontiac is not a GM product because it isn’t a separate brand RIGHT NOW. Well, it WAS a brand and WAS a GM product.

    You can try and shout me down, but it won’t work. Pretty childish as well as foolish. Unless you can show me someone from NSW who would put in writing that Ventura was NOT a Seal and did not go to Bud/s, you’re incorrect.

  • SEALs say Jesse Ventura hit the ground in bar incident

    07/16/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT · 38 of 51
    1L to Travis McGee

    Don’t make a fool out of yourself. He WAS a Seal.

    I too think he’s an ass. But a UDT at the time was a Seal, though one that may not have had additional jump training and the like. Sort of like saying the Delta Force isn’t Army — well, they are all Army guys who are under JSOC.

  • Witness Says She Saw Ventura Get Punched in Bar

    07/15/2014 4:24:11 PM PDT · 26 of 27
    1L to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Seals and UDTs are one in the same. Ventura went to BUDs, which all Seals go through. At the time, 1970, he may not have gone through things like airborne training and the like, but he is a Seal.

    Saying UDTs are not Seals is like saying Delta Force isn’t JSOC because they aren’t Seal Team 6. Both statements are incorrect.

  • Top 10 (CFB) coaching hot seats in 2014

    07/10/2014 6:39:46 PM PDT · 22 of 27
    1L to SeaHawkFan

    >>They were very young on defense last year and have had great recruiting classes the last few years.

    I think you’re right about the latter, but in reality, they’ll be YOUNGER this year than they were last. There was only 1 sophomore with any significant playing time last year, which means not a lot of returning upperclassmen but a whole lot of freshman and sophomores. I hope he recruited speed — something no Aggie coach since Slocum has bothered to do.

  • Top 10 (CFB) coaching hot seats in 2014

    07/10/2014 6:37:31 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    1L to CommerceComet

    >>the Willingham debacle

    Never understood why anyone hired that guy. He’s now back at Stanford as a volunteer women’s golf coach!

  • Top 10 (CFB) coaching hot seats in 2014

    07/10/2014 8:48:46 AM PDT · 16 of 27
    1L to bestintxas

    >>A&M goes 3-9 in 2014

    You must be a wishful thinking t-sip. The Aggies are not likely to win the SEC, but 8 wins is probably the low water mark. Sumlin does, however, need to show he has an actual commitment to defense.

    >>their only wins are against Lamar, Rice and ULaLa

    Going to be hard to beat ULaLa when they don’t even play them.

  • Sarah Palin's Immigration-Impeachment Bonfire

    07/09/2014 9:04:55 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    1L to kristinn

    Who in the hell is Jill Lawrence?

  • Nicole Brown Simpson's Father Dies

    07/06/2014 8:11:23 PM PDT · 37 of 38
    1L to 5th MEB

    >>a normal person with average intelligence and reasoning power could not do anything but convict that son of a b#tch.

    Well, I’m pretty well above average (if you want my resume, send me mail) and I wouldn’t have come close to convicting him had I been on the jury. I watched probably 85% of the trial and the biggest questions were the ones not answered by the prosecution — not only not answered but ignored.

    The prosecution’s problem was the same as your’s: they never took any other theory than Simpson doing it seriously so they never investigated alternative views to see what evidence there was. How many sources have you read on the Simpson case since the trial?

  • Nicole Brown Simpson's Father Dies

    07/06/2014 8:05:11 PM PDT · 36 of 38
    1L to isom35

    Its not really a conspiracy theory; its a view held by many who seriously studied the case. If you look very closely at the actual timeline — not the rhetoric by prosecution — they don’t fit with Simpson himself committing the crime. Simpson’s cut finger proved a huge problem for the prosecution when the guys at the airport he shook hands with didn’t notice a cut or get any blood on them. He didn’t bleed in the limo either. Yet his explanation about the cut was absurd and unsubstantiated. There are other issues similar to this — things that don’t wash with the prosecution’s case but that weren’t explained well by Simpson or his legal team.

    I was never convinced Simpson did it but also didn’t know why in some ways he acted very guilty. There is no doubt that Simpson lied about a lot — and I don’t believe for a second he thinks some of the things he’s said over the years about the alleged killers. But read Bill Dear’s books and decide for yourself.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/05/2014 8:08:33 PM PDT · 104 of 308
    1L to stinkerpot65

    >>Pretty soon all you’ll need is a browser and you can take your pick - windows, apple, Linux, etc ...

    That’s been said for a decade or longer. Desktop apps aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/05/2014 8:01:49 PM PDT · 100 of 308
    1L to PGR88

    >>I have found that any MS PC has a shelf-life of about 18-24 months before key components start to fail.

    With crap components, maybe. I have a PC next to the iMac I’m typing on now that was built in very early 2003 and is still running strong. Well, its a bit on the slow side and I should have done a wipe and reinstall several times in the last half decade and didn’t, but I run old versions of Illustrator and Photoshop on it, which is all I need for those areas of use. About the only problem I’ve had with PC components is hard drives and those fit into Macs and PCs.

    I now use Macs mostly but if you put care into building a good PC, it will last.

  • Supreme Court Deals Blow to Labor Unions

    06/30/2014 8:44:33 AM PDT · 50 of 84
    1L to DonaldC

    The unions that may have “had their place,” as you say (not that I agree with that fully) were not government employee unions. Govt. employees should NOT be allowed to unionize, and given federal (and state) labor laws, there should be no ultimate need for the unions.

    Unions are strictly a fund raising mechanism for the Democratic party.

  • BREAKING! There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran Victory

    06/27/2014 3:30:35 PM PDT · 479 of 504
    1L to Cboldt

    Has anyone verified that its illegal to vote in the runoff of a primary when the voter voted in the other primary?

    If so, then its a slam dunk for any Democrat who voted Tuesday.

  • Attorney [MS Teapartier] who faced charges in Cochran wife photo scandal, has been found dead

    06/27/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · 116 of 152
    1L to Attention Surplus Disorder

    I agree with everything you said, but I’m wondering what crime was committed by doing that. Trespass? Maybe. Civil liability? Possible. But what crime?

  • BREAKING! There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran Victory

    06/27/2014 1:47:29 PM PDT · 473 of 504
    1L to Cboldt

    Were there ANY Democratic runoffs going on for any other races Tuesday?

  • Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws

    06/26/2014 12:30:30 PM PDT · 31 of 64
    1L to maine yankee

    Fine. If they’re not govt. entities, they don’t have soverign immunity protection. In many states, there is pre-suit discovery (usually depositions; but can include documents). File a suit or file for a pre-suit depo and see what happens.

  • Rush Limbaugh Explodes on ‘Corrupt’ GOP for Employing ‘Reprehensible’ Tactic Against Tea Party

    06/25/2014 1:50:11 PM PDT · 45 of 89
    1L to RIghtwardHo

    >>Even Rush himself has called on us to use that tactic in reverse.

    What Rush advocated was those who would ordinarily vote in Republican primaries vote in RAT primaries to mess up their candidates. Had this been done by RATs, that might be one thing, but it was done by a Republican candidate to get the votes to win a REPUBLICAN primary. Those voters are not going to be voting for Cochran in November — hell, they probably won’t voter for anyone.

  • Primary/Runoff Official Live Thread (CO, FL, MD, MS, NY, OK)

    06/24/2014 7:40:42 PM PDT · 259 of 371
    1L to writer33

    Excuse my ignorance, but how are there 3 candidates in a runoff? Is this a write in deal? Is that allowed in a RUNOFF?

  • The Most Laid-Back College Majors

    06/24/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · 49 of 50
    1L to PGR88

    You’re talking in generalities. Specifically what schools have on their SCHEDULE (not their catalog) environmental econ that deals with the global warming hoax? Which specific economist (or group) are you referring to in your last sentence?

    As I stated: just because there’s idiots like Krugman doesn’t mean the whole discipline is shameful. Look at Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell.

  • The Most Laid-Back College Majors

    06/23/2014 12:02:02 PM PDT · 34 of 50
    1L to PGR88

    Have you ever taken a college econ course? How about an upper level econ class?

    To say your comment is ridiculous is the easiest thing I’ve done in a while. My undergrad econ program had a very substantial math backing. If you don’t want to call that science, fine, but you’ll be hard pressed to call it much else.

    You can’t take what idiots like Paul Krugman say and think the whole discipline is corrupt or unscientific. Econ is second to Physics as the undergrad for most law school students. That’s not a holy grail standard by any means but it does mean it isn’t a worthwhile major.

  • Hall Makes History: 1st Texas GOP US Rep to Lose Renomination Bid

    05/28/2014 8:09:34 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    1L to Gulf War One

    He’s so old that everyone in Texas was a D when he started.

  • Apple CEO Blasts Conservatives, Dismisses Profit Motive

    03/04/2014 4:39:59 PM PST · 28 of 86
    1L to uncitizen

    I see it differently: buy the stock and eventually oust this idiot as CEO. Buy the products and use them for conservative causes. Or, don’t buy either if you don’t want.

    Believe me: the board will get rid of him long before it has long term negative consequences for the company.

  • College Students On Probation For Pulling Gun To Defend Against Intruder

    11/11/2013 10:08:15 AM PST · 35 of 40
    1L to grundle

    The Gonzaga spokesman interviewed on camera is a friend of mine. I’ve known him for a while, though haven’t talked to him in some time. I’m hoping he’s simply touting the company line. This is flat out outrageous!

  • [South Texas:]South Korean man jailed in to plot to smuggle Asian immigrants

    11/07/2013 1:25:24 PM PST · 3 of 4
    1L to SwinneySwitch

    We can’t have Asian illegals; they aren’t solidly RAT voters.

  • Government Has Shut Down 18 Times Since 1976

    09/30/2013 10:40:39 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    1L to montanajoe

    Rhetorically maybe. Republicans gained Senate seats in 1996 and lost the Presidency because of a moderate (weak) candidate and a 3rd party challenger. Clinton didn’t get but 47% of the vote. Dole would have lost anyway; Clinton signed cap gains tax cuts and the economy soured for several years.

  • House Democrats lash out at GOP over shutdown

    09/30/2013 10:35:59 PM PDT · 25 of 58
    1L to Tailgunner Joe

    Why are they so upset? I thought everyone would blame Republicans and give the rats a boost. Wouldn’t they like that?

  • History professors give Obama B- because he’s just not liberal enough

    09/19/2013 10:22:51 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    1L to Jay Redhawk

    >>the Constitution was written to limit democracy so that the propertied elite could have their will, and exploit the minorities and the little guy.<<

    That’s the LEFTIST dogma to a T.

  • 100 Students Tested for Turberculosis

    09/19/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    1L to SteelTrap

    Maybe. Nimitz HS in Irving probably has the largest white and smallest minority population of any of the 3 Irving HSs. Though the minority pop is probably over 50% (I don’t know exactly), Nimitz is in the area of town that older, long time Irving residents are in with a large percentage of single family homes vs. apartments. The two other schools are in areas that have large apartment pops, and North Irving, the area with the greatest concentration of wealth (and current home of the Cowboys practice facility) is not even in the Irving school district!

    My wife works for the Irving school district and attends different schools during the week. Nimitz is one of them, so we have a mild concern here, but its very unlikely there’s any outbreak.

  • Kids, go to college or you’ll die alone in misery

    09/15/2013 7:41:55 PM PDT · 18 of 39
    1L to 2ndDivisionVet

    I agree with almost all the complaints about college — especially these days. Its way too expensive; it doesn’t always do a good job teaching what people need to know; faculty is made up largely of drug abusing individuals who don’t want to work very hard but expect everyone else to. And I could go on for hours. I get it.

    HOWEVER: if someone doesn’t go to college, he or she is taking a huge risk with their life. The stories of those who succeeded without college are ALL irrelevant. They would have all succeeded WITH college, and there’s no evidence that their success was based solely on the lack of college.

    The problem for the masses INCLUDE, in no particular order, the lack of job prospects — now and in the future; the lack of an ability to conclude your childhood with what could be one of the most enjoyable periods of your life; the lack of relationships that will last a good bit of your life; the inability to make career changes without a huge time and expense of retraining; and the ability to go to college at a time when there is (likely) no mortgage, no car payment, no kids, and few if any commitments.

    I know several people who didn’t go to college that, due to layoffs and to an extent, work related injuries, were forced into an unplanned career change in their late 30s and later. Had they had a degree or at least been near one they would have been in much better shape and had many more options. My sister had some issues during her senior year in college. A decade later after she made some life adjustments and knew what she wanted to do, she returns for 2 semesters to finish a degree in an unrelated field and then go to grad school. She’s 2 years away from being eligible for a state retirement. My other sister didn’t go to college and was very successful during the ‘90s and early 2000s. Then the dollar crashed and all but wiped out her import/export business, and she’s struggled since.

    I know many successful people. Virtually all of my clients are successful people (who I’ve chosen carefully). I don’t know everyone’s life story, but if there are some that didn’t go to college, I’d bet their billing for a year that if they had to do it over, they’d go. My current venture, which is training that caters to business professionals, is only going to work on those who’ve had at least some college. I’m getting some good feedback from this venture and may soon shut down or scale back a fairly good legal practice. And I couldn’t have done any of this without a graduate degree.

    Look — anyone can finish college in 6 years while working a part, 3/4 time, or even full time job. They can do the first half in community colleges and get good instruction — probably better than some large state schools and cheaper than anywhere else. Find a major you’re interested in and do that while taking other classes that will help you get a good job. There is no reason why this plan wouldn’t work for most people out there. And while we need plumbers, electricians, and the like, do a 2 year college program with classes that will transfer somewhere. A plumber in his 40s that has a debilitating back injury and can’t work, as well as no education, is not going to end up being a productive member of society.

  • MSNBC’s Maddow Refers to Redskins as ‘R-Words’ for Entire Segment

    08/12/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · 7 of 34
    1L to NotYourAverageDhimmi

    Nobody would even know who this individual is if not for stuff like this. Conservative media needs to stop reacting and start defeating. In fact, we ALL need to do that.

  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 8:30:21 PM PDT · 101 of 121
    1L to RoosterRedux

    >>how he valued the company<<

    He didn’t, at least not correctly. A fifth of the sale amount could have started a state of the art online publication with quality staff (or, those from the WaPo if quality wasn’t important).

  • A Homeland Security Chief In Bed With Islamists? (Sheila Jackson Lee as Homleand Security Sec.)

    07/30/2013 5:26:45 PM PDT · 15 of 28
    1L to drewh

    This brainless idiot isn’t smart enough to be in bed with anyone. Truly one of the stupidest public figures in history.

  • O'Reilly Says Illegals Are Not Criminals.

    07/15/2013 9:37:35 PM PDT · 28 of 44
    1L to ConservativeMan55

    He’s using a correct word — civil — in some respects, however, he’s being totally dishonest. When one says “civil matter”, they mean its up to a Plaintiff to sue a Defendant in a civil court. That’s NOT how immigration offenses work.

    Its true that immigration isn’t in the list of federal criminal offenses in 18 USC, but there’s a good reason for that: immigration offenders are not US citizens — at least not alien offenders. Title 8 covers immigration and has listed in there “civil penalties,” but those penalties look an awful lot like criminal sentences - fines and imprisonment.

  • Zimmerman fate following acquittal uncertain

    07/14/2013 5:35:48 PM PDT · 20 of 67
    1L to shineon

    He needs to drop out of site for about a year, lose weight, gain some self defense skills, practice extensively with and get additional training for a handgun and other weapons. Its doubtful he’ll ever shoot anyone again, but he needs to stay in practice for his own safety.

    As far as where to reappear, he can blend in in a number of places in central and south Texas. New Mexico and Arizona are other possibilities, but in Texas, he can carry without too much trouble.

  • Dallas School District Opts Out of Deputized Marshal Program

    07/14/2013 10:45:20 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    1L to John Semmens

    This is a political stunt. The Dallas ISD has its own police force — similar to a college — and they also have security personnel. I don’t know for sure whether the security works under the police’s umbrella, but I do know several people who work for either the police division or the security detail.

    There are few Texas ISDs that have their own police force. Since the statement didn’t mention the fact that DISD has, essentially, armed personnel in their buildings now, its completely dishonest.

  • I was Trayvon Martin the day I came to America

    07/12/2013 3:32:52 PM PDT · 13 of 31
    1L to 2ndDivisionVet

    I don’t believe a word of this. Brenham is a fairly typical east Texas town, though its more in East Central Texas. By typical, I mean there is a huge minority population there and in surrounding areas. He’s acting like people there had never been around Blacks, which is totally untrue.

  • Ex-Sanford police chief: Zimmerman probe 'taken away from us'

    07/10/2013 4:37:52 PM PDT · 35 of 77
    1L to Osage Orange

    He can’t sue the state. All government entities have some kind of immunity statutes. He will have to sue individuals.

    The problem is that he will be sued by the Martin family. He’ll probably be served in court.

  • Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized in Critical But Stable Condition (Flown to Mass General in Boston)

    07/07/2013 5:40:37 PM PDT · 23 of 87
    1L to twister881

    Respiratory arrest from either of those?

  • Pal testifies that Zimmerman said Martin grabbed his gun

    07/02/2013 10:22:11 AM PDT · 20 of 52
    1L to Standing Wolf

    Statements of party/opponent are not hearsay.

  • Miller Barber passes away at age 82 (famous golfer)

    06/12/2013 1:50:14 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    1L to al_c

    I lived in Sherman at one time. I think my dad invested in a sponsorship of Barber then.

  • Sheriff Arpaio's Investigator Mike Zullo Reveals New Devastating Evidence On Obama's Birth Records

    06/02/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT · 185 of 250
    1L to Usagi_yo

    >>The gist was, telling me that the documents are forgery is hearsay unless you witnessed the forgery or are an expert.<<

    Not if you were the purported author of the documents and you testified that you didn’t author them.

    I’m not sure where you’re trying to go with this. There are rules for admission of documents, and in general, government documents are admitted without “proving” them up. If there is a question about their authenticity, no it does not take an expert to prove that — all kinds of fact witnesses can testify to that.

    For example, the following hypothetical individuals can say:

    — “I have seen the original document and it is different...”
    — “I am the custodian of those records and this is not part of that...”
    — Another person can testify that the entire set of records are not authentic for whatever reason

    I’m sure there are other scenarios.

  • Sheriff Arpaio's Investigator Mike Zullo Reveals New Devastating Evidence On Obama's Birth Records

    06/01/2013 7:43:31 PM PDT · 112 of 250
    1L to Usagi_yo

    >>Hearsay — Most commonly, asserting as fact something merely overheard or opined and not witnessed directly. Not to be confused with expert opinion subject to cross examination, or stipulated facts.<<

    Not sure where you are getting your info, but this isn’t hearsay. While jurisdictions vary, the definition is something like this: Hearsay is a statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted.

    It can include documents, so it isn’t simply something overheard. There are also exceptions and exemptions (the statement of the party opponent, for one, isn’t inadmissible hearsay). It applies equally to fact witnesses and experts. Opinions may or may not be admissible testimony depending on the context, but aren’t inadmissible because they’re considered hearsay.