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  • Paternity Case Marks Progress for Defrauded Fathers

    09/07/2005 3:08:27 PM PDT · 16 of 31
    Advil to raisincane

    He should sue for custody then. He may not win, but he can make it clear to her that he will keep her in court for the rest of her natural life, and demand to see his "son" every week. After all, he's going to be paying for him for the next 18 years.

    That's just a sick situation. There should be legal recourse for that kind of thing. One more reason to be terrified of modern american women.

  • Dungeon Siege 2: Cheap shot by game programmers/developer

    08/22/2005 1:32:01 AM PDT · 7 of 25
    Advil to Justin714

    I play lots of games, and I've played the demo for this one. I am NOT amused. Cheat codes usually don't have political garbage like that in them.

    As a matter of fact Gas Powered Games DOES need to fire someone over that. It's the kind of thing that wrecks sales, and makes the marketing and legal departments go bonkers. There's no up side to sales, and only potential loss.

    I can't even imagine how a project head for a big budget, "A" title game like this ever let this slip by. If my goal was to make maximum money selling a computer game, you won't see me putting in cheat codes that push my political preference. Example: goresux, secondamendment, freedominiraq

    Well, one more reason I won't be playing more Dungeon Siege. (Nice job Microsoft, how about you keep a closer eye on your game developers from now on eh?)

  • Another illegal house ordered shut (Farmingville, NY)

    08/11/2005 5:22:50 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    Advil to sharkhawk

    Perhaps this is the legal "out" to start taking care of the problem. Think of it, if we started forcing overcrowding and code violation laws, then illegals would have to start living in homes in reasonable numbers, and keep those home up to code like the rest of us. They'd each have to make more money, and start paying normal bills like the rest of us for housing. Suddenly, they'd be keeping so little of their paychecks (like WE ALL DO) that going home wouldn't look so bad. Plus, employers would have a harder time hiring them since they'd complain about the substandard wages not being enough to pay for their housing. (DUH!)

    The down side is I hate, hate, hate the idea of government telling us how many people can live in a home. Of course, when people take things to extremes it ruins it for everyone.

  • U.S. backs Iran civilian nuke program for first time

    08/05/2005 10:55:13 PM PDT · 34 of 47
    Advil to Paul_Denton

    IMHO. My guess is that we're executing a bluff. We have to get the world to officially see them reject an incredibly reasonable and one sided deal so that when the war eventually ends up in Iran we have enough moral high ground to justify. We've got to prove to the international court of popular opinion that they are as insane as N. Korea. They've been playing too close to the chest, we need to get them to open up and show everyone in a political arena that they are impossible to appease or negotiate with.

    If justification of war is a balanced scale, it's about to lean heavily in our favor.

  • GOP courts consensus on border policy (There's a lot to chew on)

    08/01/2005 12:38:24 AM PDT · 9 of 54
    Advil to Oldexpat

    Foolish statement. There's no comparison between the Bush family and the Clintons. After everything the Clintons have done, and you can sit there and threaten to let Hillary in with your vote solely over Bush's border policy? You think Hillary cares? You think she will help legislation that will EVER close our borders? More than just lip service?

    Lets just assume you needed to vent and leave it at that.

  • Archives yield day-after Nagasaki aerial photos (If we are not vigilant we will see this here)

    07/26/2005 1:47:21 AM PDT · 15 of 33
    Advil to LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

    I'd really like to see the high res images if they are made available on the net. Those above photos look like about 12x20 city blocks, and the destruction is total all the way out to the edge of the second photo... So how far does the "nothing but dust and splinters" area go? And you know that for at least a mile after the buildings remained intact, that everyone died soon afterward.

    Scary stuff.

    Did anyone see the videos posted a while back of the cameras on board the old WW2 ships during a nuclear test? It's creepy watching a warship hull melt and disintegrate in just a couple of seconds.

  • Police: Egg-Throwing Boy Killed

    07/26/2005 12:46:36 AM PDT · 458 of 536
    Advil to Texas Mom

    Definately a bit extreme, but I have to wonder if the guy deserves life in prison. He was being goaded, heavily. And 7 teenagers throwing eggs at a moving car is not just your average couple of kids egging a garage door in the middle of the night. 7 teens is pretty much a mob.

    I think the guy is going to have to get some time for overreacting but it's hard for me to give him murder 1.

    This entire situation never should have happened. 7 teens should never have been out at 11pm throwing eggs at moving cars, and neither should the driver have gotten so angry that he opened fire on the kids.

    Ick. What a mess.

  • More Tour de France: Armstrong in seventh heaven

    07/24/2005 12:32:51 AM PDT · 5 of 31
    Advil to Carling

    People who don't view cycling as other mainstram sports may not yet understand how big he is about to become. For all intents and purposes he will be another Michael or Tiger. He will take home a half million for winning the tour, and untold millions in future advertising endorsements.

    Not to mention that he's likely to be heavily involved in training up the next team... and his cancer foundation...
    and hopefully NOT as a political lapdog for Kerry. (I can't believe they gave Kerry face time today.)

    What about announcer for future tours? That's a possibility. He's very tactful with words when he wants to be.

  • MORFORD - Why do you work so hard?

    07/10/2005 12:41:31 AM PDT · 13 of 29
    Advil to Ultra Sonic 007

    My opinion:

    Whenever editorials like this come up, it always leads back to the age old questions. Such as, "Why do we work so hard?" or "I thought technology was supposed to help us work less!"...

    Well, in the USA, we made a major mistake that started decades ago. We started to cave in to all the external world interests that want a piece of our wealth. We also started to tax ourselved into a hole in the ground.

    There's nothing wrong with "trust fund babies". Its amazing how many people here on FR despise those with wealth. It SHOULD have been the goal of every American for the last hundred years to obtain independent wealth. That is, an individual's investments and personal business interests generate enough income to keep them going indefinately.

    Poblem is, we gave all that up. Now, in this supposed "Land of plenty" all the baby boomers and mid life worker bees are wondering what the point was since they can never get ahead. Well, we created our own problem.

    Use your vote to start fixing it. Less taxation, more freedoms, more opportunity for an individual to work hard and actually get to keep and invest the money they make.

    That is how you enjoy the fruits of labor. What's the point of working 14 hours a day, if you're dead before you reach a point where you can acutally enjoy your wealth?

    That's also a dangerous line of thinking. Because if we ever reach a point where the majority of people say, "Why bother?" Then you know we've reached a socialist or communist state as bad as the USSR used to be.

    Yikes, I rambled a bit there, but I think the point was clear.

  • Romney eyes penalties for those lacking insurance

    06/24/2005 1:18:35 PM PDT · 120 of 124
    Advil to Final Authority

    The problem isn't that people can not afford health insurance then rack up hundreds of thousands in health care bills...

    The problem is that it's even POSSIBLE to rack up hundreds of thousands in health care bills. It's easy, and the type of care doesn't even have to be all that extraordinary.

    We need to reform the system that makes a bandage $100 or an injection $250, or a day in a hospital bed $1500. If the prices were what they should be, insurace would be cheap.

  • Hybrids will not likely save buyers money, studies show

    06/16/2005 12:07:47 AM PDT · 100 of 121
    Advil to tom h

    Right, and lets get even more practical:

    Bought a 1987 Ford Tbird, with a gas guzzling V8 302 that gets 20mpg on a good day.

    Let's see, paid $5500 in 1995, and I've owned it outright ever since. I've got another $2500 in maintenance in it over the last 10 years, including a totally new tranny. So, $8000 for 10 years of driving. I can buy a LOT of gas for the $20k difference in price to a new hybrid, and I get a heavy, smooth, quiet, safe car. And it didn't even depreciate much.

    And if it blew up and died tomorrow, I'd dispose of it and get another used car, while smiling all the way to the bank.

  • US Intel: Plutonium Sent By North Korea This Year Makes Iran Direct [Nuclear] Threat

    05/28/2005 4:15:04 PM PDT · 86 of 98
    Advil to cherokee1

    I'll have to go confirm this. We don't move fifteen aircraft that cost anywhere from hundreds of millions to a billion dollars EACH if we don't think they may be needed for imminent use.

    While it could be a show of force, I'm going to assume that we generally don't move that many of them to a hot spot without very good reason.

    My assumption from the F117 movements would be that this situation is escalating behind the scenes and is now likely very tense.

  • Girls' Dad Pulls Gun on Frat Boys

    05/21/2005 2:26:34 PM PDT · 35 of 254
    Advil to surely_you_jest

    Doesn't matter. If the angry father of two seventeen year old girls shows up at a drinking frat party, storms in the door, and says I want my daughters back right now...

    The only response from the partygoers is, "Yes sir, right away." Anything else can and should get them hurt, bad.

    They were MINORS.

  • How to automate a DoS attack using the Post Office - (My daughter was victim of attack)

    05/03/2005 11:06:34 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    Advil to Yehuda

    Not really. You can set your MAC address to be whatever you want. Just change it hourly or daily. And there's no way to identify anything from someone accessing an unsecured wireless internet connection. You'd have to get lucky and happen to have a random camera in the area happen to catch the person in the act.

    Assuming you're halfway computer saavy, you wouldn't ever get caught.

  • Burrito causes gun scare at Clovis school (Terminal Hysteria)

    04/28/2005 5:18:38 PM PDT · 11 of 45
    Advil to passionfruit

    I wore camo and brought a large bag with paintball gun and gear to my community college once for a speech class. No one even looked at me twice as I walked into the building... no kind of dress surprises people anymore.

    I don't think I'd like to try that now though...

  • Microsoft Raises the Speed Limit With the Availability of 64-Bit Editions

    04/25/2005 8:51:59 PM PDT · 114 of 188
    Advil to softwarecreator

    Exactly. I'm a computer hardware guy, and I know from experience you don't expect the average programmer to have clue one about his hardware needs. It is two totally separate fields and usually you won't be a pro in both unless you take up the other one as an off hours hobby.

  • Iran plans to knock out U.S. with 1 nuclear bomb(EMP missile attack from a ship?)

    04/24/2005 11:54:24 PM PDT · 30 of 124
    Advil to datura

    And that video right there should be a convincing enough reason why we should both maintain a mighty milrary and fight with everything with have to keep insane power hungry nations from getting these weapons.

    Most of the footage was of older weapons as well, a good example of the exact kinds of weapons N. Korea and Iran would like to use on us.

    I don't think I have seen the footage from the inside of the ships before. The hulls were just melted away like a tinfoil movie set. Nothing man-made can survive that.

  • In Patrick Henry's footsteps (Great Read on Homeschooling!)

    04/24/2005 11:40:32 PM PDT · 81 of 88
    Advil to yooper

    The quality of the academic education isn't the main problem, not by a longshot. Even though the academics in public schools are terrible, the behavior and interaction of the students is unbelievable. I was private schooled for all 12 years of my primary education, except for being in a public school for 4th and half of 5th grade. The reason for the half year in 5th was because the environment I was in day in and day out with the sick twisted little people we call children these days had nearly destroyed me. I was raised a Christian and ingrained with a strong sense of right, wrong, and work ethic to excel at my studies. This instantly made me the #1 target in the entire school. I aced my academics and even got into a special program that existed then for particularly talented students. Too bad I was quickly going downhill socially and emotionally.

    Did you know that 4th graders (10 year olds) in a public school will cuss at other students 24 hours a day with every word you can imagine? You'd think you were in a porn studio the whole day with the phrases I rapaidly learned. No discipline, no one listening in on what these students are saying or taking action to make them behave properly. And this was over 17 years ago. By 5th grade I remember a few discussions of disgusting sex acts that couples in my gradeschool had done. Seventeen years ago. They wanted to put me on medication because I was distraught at being bullied and beat up every day on school property. And no, these weren't the kind of normal kid things where you just throw a few punches and end up as friends. These were the kind of kids that would come back with their gang and you wind up in the hospital. And I wish I was talking about middle school and high school. I'm not. This was all in a typical middle class neighborhood gradeschool, not some urban ghetto. Why don't you ask your gradeschooler if they recognize a few of the most horribly vulgar phrases you can imagine. I bet they can describe it better than you can. Ask them how many people they've said them to... they've lost count. Ask them how many times they've used those phrases in anger at someone and not just joking with friends... again, they've probably lost count. This is our public school system. There is no discipline, or order, or sanity.

    Sleep well tonight, and don't send your kids to public shcools.

  • Skydiver Collides With Airplane In Mid-Air

    04/23/2005 8:34:42 PM PDT · 19 of 54
    Advil to Jorge

    You have to have an understanding of skydiving and general aviation. They work together. Most skydiving happens AT an airport. The idea is the skydivers are taken up and dropped so they return to the airport or a point near it. You can't just stop all air activity around most airports because of some skydiving. At major sites, it's marked on a pilots charts, or if facilities are available, a radio message may be announced on the airports frequency when skydiving oprations are currently happening. It IS the pilots job to know where these areas are, and to steer well clear of the specific area of skydivers. Generally you see the aircraft that takes them up circling over the airport and you know to stay out from under it... but the sky is a big place. I'm sure the pilot didn't want to hit anyone. The tragic part is at 600' the parachute was undoubtedly open, which should have made him more visible. But don't think that just because you have a "big" parachute that you are instantly visible to a pilot. Any number of things from the angle of approach to the skydiver, to the background color or clutter behind him, to the flare of the sun could impede the pilots ability to see him.

    It's horrible, and the pilot will have nightmares about this for the rest of his life. Try to feel badly for them both. I'm positive the pilot did not get up this morning thinking "gee, I'll go run over a skydiver today."

    As someone who flies in small aircraft frequently, It's one of those horrible things that give you nightmares when you think about it, right up there with the power line you don't see coming. Hitting a single bird can be a very violent and dangerous impact in a small plane... hitting a human is unthinkable.

    May God grant mercy and peace to them both.

  • 'Fix' in pledge raises concern--- Jeffco school's counselor alters phrase 'under God

    04/22/2005 12:13:30 PM PDT · 3 of 20
    Advil to kingattax

    How the pledge would read if our liberal school system ran the entire country:

    One world because nationalism is bad,
    under your own belief system,
    easily divisible since we share no common beliefs,
    with no true liberty or justice for anyone.

  • Teen Killed In Baseball Bat Attack

    04/13/2005 4:33:04 PM PDT · 33 of 55
    Advil to spinestein

    Discipline. While we don't know if he's just a bad apple or not, most children these days are never physically punished. One of the reasons it's good for a father to smack his son up side the head when he misbehaves is to remind him that there's consequences for his actions. If he picks on someone, he gets smacked by a parent. The result is a reminder that what he does hurts others, and how would he like to be on the receiving end?

  • Chilling find in students' arrests (CA)

    04/12/2005 1:40:23 PM PDT · 19 of 43
    Advil to LouAvul

    So, what medication does the school have him on? I'll be surprised if he isn't.

    I'll wait until we get the facts before I start the tirade, but I'm putting my money on it.

  • Bush asks Clinton for foriegn policy advice (DRUDGE)

    04/09/2005 2:19:24 PM PDT · 39 of 76
    Advil to Spktyr

    Right, getting advice from someone you dislike has nothing to do with following it.

  • Kill Bill - Microsoft's army of lawyers was no match for a kid from Kent State.

    04/08/2005 10:42:55 PM PDT · 44 of 50
    Advil to Psycho_Bunny

    Pretty much correct, yes.

    You see, it's clearly written when you buy academic versions of MS products that:
    1) It's for personal use by those in education and,
    2) It's not for business use where a profit is made.

    I own a computer store so I have a big problem with this. If this guy can legally buy at academic prices and resell on ebay, then pretty much anyone can. That means in the long run I could lose a huge number of sales since as a retailer I'm required to abide by some of Microsoft's resale requirements. I pay a heck of a lot more than he did per copy, even for "OEM" versions, so how do I make a living?
    To put it in perspective, OEM versions of XP Professional to be sold with qualified hardware or new PCs only is approx $150. The full retail box version like you find in a typical software store is approx $300.

    So he's allowed to sell his off for $120 each and make a profit? I don't think so.

    He didn't need to be come down on that hard, but he did need to be informed that what he did was illegal, and he needed to lose his profit from the sales.

  • Minutemen find few migrants (Police in Mexico discouraging illegal crossings)

    04/05/2005 11:47:10 AM PDT · 200 of 375
    Advil to manic4organic

    I agree, go minutemen!

    While the crossings have like just moved to areas they aren't patrolling, it's still a rousing success. They have accomplished in a few days what the border patrol in that area couldn't do in over a decade.

    Here's to hoping the program expands to cover our entire border.

  • Bush's hydrogen future is here (Big break through)

    03/25/2005 5:29:54 PM PST · 229 of 230
    Advil to pharmerdave

    Yes, we aren't talking about floating balloons with tons of pure hydrogen gas held together by stitched animal product. That truly was an astoundingly stupid idea. These cells may work, and work well.

    Also, consider the economic impact of having mega corporations that exist inside the US providing these things to us, instead of all the money we pump (no pun intended) into the middle east? Even if initial costs are higher than gasoline, we could still cause our own economic boom simply by moving such an enormous industry inside our borders and having total control over it. At least when we get gouged by high hydrogen cell prices, that money may actually fuel our own economy. It's the lesser of two evils I think.

    But it's all a pipe dream. In reality we will outsource the production to china. *Sigh* We can't win.

  • [Florida] State officials may place Schiavo under protective custody

    03/23/2005 3:24:46 PM PST · 349 of 370
    Advil to sinkspur

    Yes, but the bigger question is, who's matter is it when the state takes legal action to kill someone who has committed no crime other than living and the people are told they'll be arrested for trying to help?

    If the feds can't do anything about it, then that leaves what? We're facing a legal issue every bit as big as Roe vs. Wade here. We let the last one go, are we going to stand by again while men who proclaim to be ecercising the law commit murder and sanction it as legal from now on? Just becuase the court says it's ok, doesn't make it right.

    Just because Saddam ordered someone executed, did not make their death right. It was 100% legal inside his country, but it's still murder and 100% wrong.

    Right and wrong is pretty black and white in this one.

  • Keep Islamic law out of Canada, Quebec politicians urge

    03/16/2005 5:01:44 PM PST · 5 of 35
    Advil to aculeus

    How can this be real? This can't be real life.

  • Gun mechanics may be murder trial issue

    01/11/2005 12:16:32 PM PST · 25 of 34
    Advil to Aut Pax Aut Bellum

    That's a tough one. DAO (double action only) autos are probably not good enough for our police. In theory they are supposed to be trained to shoot relatively well, and officers seem to have a hard enough time shooting straight under stress now. When you have to pull a heavy DAO trigger for every shot, you are not going to get a tight group.

  • F-16 Fighter Fires At School In New Jersey

    11/04/2004 3:18:19 PM PST · 176 of 273
    Advil to F.J. Mitchell

    Also, 7000 feet is not an altitude you would fire at a ground target from. Time will tell if this was pilot error (oops, arming switch was on and accidentally squeezed off a few shots), or aircraft malfunction (fired without input).

    I'm not aware of any auto firing systems for the vulcan on an F-16, but it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Could have also been some kind of mis-identified target and th computer decided to shoot. (I don't think this was it, just giving a lot of possibilities.)

  • Kerry Team 'Freaking Out' Over Oregon (Tied or Losing)

    11/02/2004 4:02:24 PM PST · 109 of 145
    Advil to Aria

    I will be thrilled too, believe me.

    The problems will start after today. Multnomah county will probably try the same deceit they used in 2000. They will refuse to report their results until every other county in the state does.

    Just watch. :) I'm hoping we can force them to do things in a timely manner this year, but in 2000 the republicans let them off the hook in the spirit of moving forward. No one wanted to go through another Florida debacle on the opposite coast.

    Hoping, hoping...

  • POLLS after OBL TAPE??? (VANITY)

    10/29/2004 10:03:41 PM PDT · 26 of 44
    Advil to Heff

    I don't want polls about this. There shouldn't be. We should not encourage the terrorists by asking people if they thought this act of terrorist intimidation has helped their cause. The default answer should be "hell no" without having to ask anyone.

  • Officer Shot Man At Wheel From Rear

    10/29/2004 9:58:59 PM PDT · 12 of 98
    Advil to Crazieman

    As a side note, good shot. Considering the reputation law enforcement has with accuracy these days, the LEO did hit what he was aiming at, and it was a tricky moving target.

  • Student Injured After Officer's Gun Accidentally Fires (NYPD)

    10/29/2004 7:54:42 PM PDT · 7 of 96
    Advil to Blue Screen of Death

    What a misleading title. Give me a BREAK! One, it was a purely accidental discharge, and an unusual one at that since the gun apparently fired from striking the ground. In addition to that, the student wasn't SHOT as the title suggests. All the injury could have involved was some tiny scratches or punctures from pieces of the tile that broke.

    What a non-story. Why did it even make news?!?! National news?!? Give me a break.

  • Student Injured After Officer's Gun Accidentally Fires (NYPD)

    10/29/2004 7:54:07 PM PDT · 6 of 96
    Advil to Blue Screen of Death

    What a misleading title. Give me a BREAK! One, it was a purely accidental discharge, and an unusual one at that since the gun apparently fired from striking the ground. In addition to that, the student wasn't SHOT as the title suggests. All the injury could have involved was some tiny scratches or punctures from pieces of the tile that broke.

    What a non-story. Why did it even make news?!?! National news?!? Give me a break.

  • Gang Violence Puts Idaho Town on Edge

    10/28/2004 9:48:09 PM PDT · 91 of 124
    Advil to sandyeggo

    Hah!!! 141,000 for Oregon? Well, that might have been true in 2000, but today it's got to be several times that. A mere 141,000 would blend in, and believe me, it's legal americans that are the unusual ones to see in many areas now.

  • Two-million net pounds of explosives abandoned at Al Fathah Air Field, Iraq.

    10/25/2004 11:04:18 PM PDT · 15 of 30
    Advil to babydubya1981

    That is one thing I do not understand. I understand blowing up munitions that are old, poorly maintained, or that cannot be fitted to our aircraft or troops, but why are we blowing all those cluster bombs and other normal 500lbs? Can't we use those somehow? Seems like a collosal waste. Turn them over to the new Iraqi military or something for crying out loud!

  • Arabs Worried About the Impact of ‘Second US Civil War’

    10/25/2004 12:55:09 AM PDT · 6 of 39
    Advil to Zeppelin

    We should really take this as seriously as it sounds. How many times in history do you see the media of other nations worrying out the "stability" of the US as it pertains to internal strife?

    Not very. We need a wide margin of victory, we must show the world that our republic is stable, strong, and free.

  • (AOL Poll) Bush Wins in Landslide

    10/22/2004 11:35:09 PM PDT · 29 of 37
    Advil to SaveUsFromBush

    I am also a small business owner in the technology field, except I'm voting for Bush. Your superiority complex is mind boggling. To use your own line, "What do you know about anything?" You havn't shown to be any different from the man you just attacked with vile profanity. What makes you better than him?

    And as far as politics goes, you truly believe that Clinton, Gore and now Kerry are going to be good for this nation? Better than Bush? More moral than Bush? More trustworthy than Bush? Are you serious? The gulf between our sides has become too large. I would say that you are the one contrubuting the the downfall of a great nation. We disagree, and we will vote soon and see who's side will win.

    Your language was uncalled for, especially since you are invading a conservative site. You should conduct yourself as a guest would in someone elses home. Disagreement is one thing, tossing profanity at the owners of the home would get you thrown out. Let us know when you want to join the real world and present/debate your ideas, not insult us.

  • Gallup: Switches Possible in Red States and Blue States

    10/22/2004 5:48:12 PM PDT · 11 of 36
    Advil to RWR8189

    There is now way Kerry is leading by 8 points in Oregon. I think he is probably ahead, but not by that much. He only won by a few thousand votes in 2000. No way it's changed that much. Also, I've been hearing locally that washington county may now have enough population to carry the state for Bush, if there are enough conservatives here.

    Don't give up now Oregonians. Win or lose, we're not going to roll over. Make them work for it, and don't give them a landslide.

  • Brainy Candidates Need Not Apply: Is John Kerry too intelligent to be president of the U.S.?

    10/22/2004 5:16:37 PM PDT · 131 of 142
    Advil to hoosierham

    Also, people keep forgetting that intelligence and WISDOM are not the same thing.

  • Polite society anticipates Teresa's pizazz

    10/21/2004 10:25:59 PM PDT · 7 of 40
    Advil to kattracks

    Pizzaz? Could that be a worse choice of a word?

  • Early voter turnout heavy in Nevada (Dems lead in early returns, Freepers get Republicans to polls)

    10/21/2004 1:07:28 AM PDT · 7 of 17
    Advil to gop_gene

    You think this is bad? The last presidential election we had here in oregon, Multnomah county woudln't release their totals until every other county in the state did. My memory's bad on this but I think it was a month? There were a couple republican counties that tried to outlast them, but it just wan't going to help.

    I am not even going to bet any that it will happen again. Just watch. It will make your blood boil. I'm going to need a stiff drink to get through Nov 2 here, because everyone in this state knows it probably won't end for us until Dec 2.

  • Black Watch facing test that the GIs failed

    10/20/2004 1:46:38 AM PDT · 44 of 69
    Advil to churchillbuff

    The issue is sheer numbers! You're going to have more incidents on our side since we have about 9 times the military presence there than any other nation. Our boys must be very professional or we'd have a body count astronomically higher than we do now. Especially if we were really just a little better than armed civilians as this twit suggests.

    We are there to crush the terrorists. When a dozen start shooting and throwing explosives at us, I expect them to retaliate and eliminate the threat... if we don't they just come back later and push harder like any bully will.

    Dang these people can be dumb sometimes. I'm all for friendly military rivalry, it's good for patriotism of both nations, but that was just insulting.

  • Can men respect women if they're trained to be perverts?

    10/18/2004 7:23:08 PM PDT · 70 of 193
    Advil to Advil

    Ok, and just so no one think's I'm nuts, I just saw the other pics of her a few posts up from here. Definately not too attractive in those. But heck, in those side by side shots she doesn't even look like the same person.

    Multiple personalities maybe? ;)

  • Can men respect women if they're trained to be perverts?

    10/18/2004 7:20:41 PM PDT · 65 of 193
    Advil to missyme

    Uh, guys, if we just look at her from a physical standpoint, I think she's quite attractive. She's in pretty conservative dress that's for sure, but she's not "ugly as a mud fence". Let the hair down a little and put a smile on her and she would be quite pleasant to look at.

    Man... you'd think you guys were describing Rosie or something...

  • Left in the wings The looming fight for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party

    10/18/2004 2:40:33 AM PDT · 6 of 16
    Advil to Popman

    Yeah, you want to see Right-winger? Read the people up for election in the Constitution party. THOSE are some right wingers, and I agreed with most of what I was reading, except that they want us out of Iraq... that I don't agree with.

    We give and give and give to try to get along with these people and their ideals. No more. We're electing Bush this year. Period.

  • Gun Recoil Claims Life of 12 Year Old Boy

    10/18/2004 2:36:35 AM PDT · 111 of 113
    Advil to asgardshill

    Last time I was at the range, I forced myself to shoot all 6 magnum buchshot rounds in rapid succession through my Winchester 12ga Defender. Even though I mentally thought through the whole procedure beforehand, firing all 6 from the shoulder in about 10 secs nearly beat me to death. I was pulling that thing into the pocket on my shoulder for all I was worth before each shot but by the end I still hurt.

    It's good to know what to expect if you ever have to put a big caliber gun to use. You can't have it distract you.


    10/18/2004 2:14:02 AM PDT · 136 of 144
    Advil to nuconvert

    Seems like I remember reading somewhere that 10-15 lashes of a whip is about all anyone can take without putting their life in danger. If he has a 150 lash sentence, even if done over time, the odds are not in his favor either.

  • Election determines fate of nation

    10/18/2004 2:09:30 AM PDT · 25 of 48
    Advil to HannaUSA

    A great read. The only part I disagree with is this being the only important election of our lifetimes. While I would like to believe the Democrat party and the liberals that run it can be squashed for 50 years in this one election, I know better. It will take the repeated efforts of us all to remove them from positions of power, one by one. If nothing else we can't win this battle until all the current public servants and teachers all die off from old age, since they can't be removed from their jobs any other way. We have to change the way people think, and we have to take back the minds of our children and future generations. It's the only way to put their sick ideals in check for any length of time.

    So, everyone, vote this year and vote again in 4 years. During your lifetime make a promise to yourselves to never miss an election. It's the least we can do. It is no longer optional for us. Every vote, every chance we get. Every dollar we spend. Make sure it supports your belifs.