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Posts by antidisestablishment

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  • China Builds Schools in Tanzania as Sino-Africa Ties Deepen

    02/07/2016 6:51:04 AM PST · 22 of 25
    antidisestablishment to piasa

    I had a professor from West Africa who was very well-educated and very conservative. He came into class one day very pissed off. He had watched a (probably PBS) documentary about coconut plantations that presented the same child-labor argument. He explained very graphically to the class how those ‘evil plantations’ gave him his only opportunity to get an education. Legal immigrants can often shame most Americans with their understanding of history and economics.

  • Agencies Battle Over What Is ‘Top Secret’ in Hillary Clinton’s Emails(WTH?)

    02/07/2016 6:16:24 AM PST · 14 of 24
    antidisestablishment to rktman

    It’s called OCA-the Original Classification Authority. Every classified document has one. They decide what’s classified and for how long. Except for a formal declassification review, they are the only ones who can decide when to declassify.

    Consensus has no part. People give up a lot to work in classified environs. You don’t get published. You don’t get recognized. You can’t even talk to your wife about work. The price of freedom means you leave some of yours at the door.

  • Trump: People Who Work Their Ass Off, Not Illegals, Are The Backbone Of This Country

    02/07/2016 5:14:11 AM PST · 143 of 145
    antidisestablishment to Bubba Gump Shrimp

    Welcome to the party! Nice to hear a perspective from the slave states. My grandfather was union for 50+ years. They didn’t do a damn thing for him, but he had to pay the dues, or he couldn’t work. Of course down here, the masons don’t like the unions.

    Have to agree with a lot—excepting the born again Obama comment. Carter was the only modern born-again President, so unfortunately, the charge is still valid. Wearing a Jesus t-shirt doesn’t make a person moral or smart.

    That said, Obama ain’t Christian, and he wasn’t born; he was manufactured (and not in America, or by Americans).

  • Ranger Gets Confirmed Kill With MRE Spoon (Language warning)

    02/06/2016 9:00:56 PM PST · 23 of 23
    antidisestablishment to dangerdoc

    All the “desserts” will definitely cure the runs!

    Yeah, we used to throw the packets on the intake manifold before they came out with the heaters. Plus, we always carried a bottle of Tabasco before they came up with those little bottles.

  • Ranger Gets Confirmed Kill With MRE Spoon (Language warning)

    02/06/2016 7:40:21 PM PST · 20 of 23
    antidisestablishment to dangerdoc

    Never eat the brownies, Doc!

  • Rubio is a Hispanic Obama that Has a "R" by his Name.

    02/04/2016 7:33:59 AM PST · 68 of 76
    antidisestablishment to The_Republic_Of_Maine

    So my two sons who were born in Germany while I was stationed there in service are not citizens?

    Maybe you should meet my oldest son to discuss it with him when he gets back stateside or maybe you can meet him at port in the Gulf of Oman.

  • An unorthodox plan for the 2016 election

    02/04/2016 5:39:05 AM PST · 20 of 20
    antidisestablishment to arthurus

    Other than the “ardent support,” I agree with your post. My view of Trump progressed from clown to possible game-changer to petulant egotist. Cruz hits all the conservative notes, but somehow never seems to be on key. Focusing on the negative always leads to ruin. It is the leftist worldview and conservatives have embraced it to their detriment.

    Reagan didn’t win because he was conservative; he won because he promoted a positive vision of a great and moral country. Trump’s line about Making America Great Again resonates, but his actions and words are a stark contrast to that ideal. America wasn’t great because we were brash and rude, but because we held to ideals that transcended petty politics.

    The vitriol that has infected this forum from both camps proves Reagan’s eleventh commandment. Our country lies in tatters, and these nattering nabobs would rather spend their effort continuing the destruction of civility. I have spent my life defending and supporting a country I no longer recognize. There are two generations who have never heard a positive vision of America and it appears they never will.

    Promoting a conservative vision isn’t about infighting, but about promoting the same moral ideals that made this country great. Candidates should embody those ideals as much as possible, but most importantly they need to inspire others to embrace them. Having a perfect man in office accomplishes nothing if he can’t engage citizens in a positive manner. Without disciples, even Christ would have faded into obscurity.

  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 4:22:05 PM PST · 50 of 60
    antidisestablishment to Blue Collar Christian
    Try this

    Eventually deciding to blog under his own name, he quit his job after six years and turned to writing full-time, publishing his first book Bang in 2007 – described as "a textbook for picking up girls and getting laid". It took a somewhat scientific approach to seducing women and became the latest in a long line of 'game' guides by other male 'pick-up artists'.

    Looks like a creep and a bogeyman for the left.

  • The Pentagon Is Building the "Arsenal Plane," a Giant Flying Battlewagon

    02/03/2016 8:55:33 AM PST · 21 of 34
    antidisestablishment to Travis T. OJustice
    Who wants to count?

    (For those who are lazy, the Bone beats the Buff by 30%.) Either way, dumb idea. Why don't we just launch swarms of drone armament and have a couple AWACS for C2? We don't need no steenkin planes!

  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/03/2016 5:19:21 AM PST · 271 of 283
    antidisestablishment to Reaper19

    Rubio’s problem isn’t his ideology; it’s his lack of conviction and immaturity. He was sent to DC with a fire in his belly that was extinguished on first contact. He was elected due to extensive grass-roots conservative and Tea Party efforts, and he abandoned them as soon as he saw the bright lights and power games.

    He is a player now, but make no mistake, he is a junior player who will listen to the powers-that-be and not his constituency or conscience—if he still has one. He sold us out without even getting a good deal. He speaks well, and can spin a good yarn, but he cannot be trusted.

    After Romny, I am done playing nice with the GOPe. Supporting the GOPe is worse than electing Democrats as has been proven repeatedly over the past decades. I would never support Rubio in the primary, and frankly am not sure that I will even show up if he’s “our” candidate. I’ll take my lying, duplicity, and cowardice straight up and preferably from the other side of the aisle.

  • When Will We Reach the End of the Periodic Table?

    02/02/2016 5:00:46 PM PST · 18 of 79
    antidisestablishment to Gen.Blather

    Post of the day!

  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 4:46:52 PM PST · 197 of 283
    antidisestablishment to Cats Pajamas

    It’s painful to admit how many of us were suckered by him. He was one hell of salesman. I still believe much of his campaign was real, but he just didn’t have the conviction of maturity. Like the plant in Matthew 13:

    “...immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away.”

  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 4:24:46 PM PST · 172 of 283
    antidisestablishment to presidio9

    Nope, not an establishment moderate—he’s a hard-core establishment whore. You’d think he was still in a Cuban trailer park chasing after $100 bills the way he jumped into bed with the enemy.

    All the folks who helped launch him figure we loaded too much powder: it appears he left his brains here in FL, while his heart ended up in DC and his integrity has never been found.


    02/02/2016 6:58:31 AM PST · 5 of 5
    antidisestablishment to afsnco
    Islamo-Christian = Dhimmi.

    See also Kapo, Quisling, collaborator, colluder, sympathizer, traitor, Judas.

  • Pacifica, California’s Natural Coastal Erosion and the Lust for Climate Catastrophes

    01/30/2016 10:53:06 AM PST · 13 of 19
    antidisestablishment to marktwain

    Horribly biased against consensus! His absurd reliance on empiricism and the historic record belies his inadequate understanding of modern science! He would never receive his doctorate today. Thank goodness we have NARO, NASA, and the weather channel to dispute these kooks.

  • Mob rampage through Stockholm station beating up refugee children in revenge attack.

    01/30/2016 8:18:54 AM PST · 22 of 84
    antidisestablishment to Altura Ct.

    “Alleged” murder?!

  • Psychology: Deradicalizing Muslim terrorists (very interesting)

    01/30/2016 7:09:52 AM PST · 83 of 169
    antidisestablishment to exDemMom

    I took the liberty of revising part of the article to show the convergence between the Muslim and Liberal Word views:


    a) Anger is a driving force behind most types of violence, including terror. Other emotions and ideas might be involved as well, but anger is almost always present, often as the most dominant emotion.

    b) Liberals and anger. During therapy with violent Liberals it became clear that anger and aggressive government is much more accepted among Liberals. Contrary to Western culture, people brought up in Leftist societies see anger less as a sign of weakness than non-Liberals do. Anger is seen as a sign of strength and source of respect — not a reason for ridicule and loss of social status as in Western culture. Therefore Liberals do not limit their aggressive government emotions to the same degree as we do, and they see non-aggressive responses to aggressive government as a sign of cowardice and a weakness that can be exploited further.

    c) Indicator. Signs of anger are an indicator when looking for risk of violent behavior.

    Honor culture:

    a) Cultures that build on the clan cultural concept of honor have a tendency to create aggressive and insecure individuals ready to use violence to protect the inherent fragility of honor.

    b) Honor has an essential place in Leftist culture, and Liberals are expected by both themselves and their Leftist surroundings to react legislatively if they, or whatever they identify themselves with or represent (government, clan, area, culture, tribe, sexuality, spirituality, perversion de-jour), is criticized or under (perceived) attack.

    c) A strong concept of honor increases the risk of violent behavior.

    Victim mentality:

    a) A driving force among most types of terrorists, including Leftist terrorists, is victim mentality. People seeing themselves as victims being treated unfairly by hostile powers often see their situation as an excuse for going beyond the law, generally accepted social behavior and responsibility for one’s own actions (one is “forced” by the enemy to act violently).

    b) Experiencing oneself as being under the influence of outer imagined or real forces, whether it is the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, conspiring non-Liberals, or academic rules and cultural traditions, is a mindset pervading Leftist culture. A large German study showed “a distinct victim mentality and heightened acceptance of violence among [Leftist] youth” and that among “Leftist youth who maintain Leftist academic affiliation, one finds that a greater amount of violence is acceptable.”

    c) Sign of victim mentality is an indicator for violent behavior.


    a) Identification with Liberalism increases the tendency to take it personally when one perceives the Liberalism as being under attack.

    b) My experience from working with criminal Liberals, even though many of them were not practicing their Liberalism actively, is that Liberals identify themselves very strongly with Liberalism and the Leftist community worldwide. This is why criminal Liberals almost never — unless it concerns rivaling gangs or women — attack other Liberals.

    c) Identification with the Leftist community increases the tendency to take it personally and react when one perceives Liberalism or Liberals as being under attack.


    a) All through history, ideologies have proven to be able to make people do what they would not have done without this indoctrination — positive or negative.

    b) Since Academia and the culture in most Leftist societies preaches aversion and in some cases even violence against non-Liberals, the degree of ideology among Liberals is an important factor when deciding the risk of violent behavior. A German study involving intense interviews with more than 40,000 people concluded that practicing Liberalism increases anger and risk of violent behavior.

    c) Strong academic feelings and the strong influence of a radical Leftist upbringing is thus an important indicator when trying to identify and discover the tendency to use violence among Liberals and protect Liberalism against criticism and attacks.


    a) The ability to feel responsibility for oneself is important for the ability to display positive behavior. The less people feel responsible for their own actions, the more they are likely to act unacceptably, since they do not feel that they themselves deserve to face the consequences and do not feel guilty.

    b) A defining characteristic of Liberalism and Leftist culture is the lack of responsibility for oneself. According to Liberalism, everything happens because of inherited power and individual freedom is substituted by leftist rules, cultural traditions, the authority of the government and clan. Liberals to a large extent obey the expectations of their spirituality, culture, government and clan. As a result inner locus of control (experiencing oneself as being in control of one’s life) is very weak while outer locus of control (experiencing outer factors as being in control of one’s life) is strong.

    c) Lack of responsibility for oneself is important when determining risk of criminal behavior.


    a) Being able to feel and express regret for one’s own negative words and actions is crucial, especially when trying to determine the risk of recidivism (committing crime again after having served a sentence or being trained to abide by the law).

    b) Since a victim mentality and a low amount of responsibility for oneself is characteristic of people brought up in the Leftist culture, regret is not characteristic. If one does not take responsibility for one’s own actions, one simply cannot fully regret them, as sincere regret includes insight into one’s own role in the harm done.

    c) Expression of regret based on insight into one’s own role in the situation is an important indicator when trying to determine the risk of recidivism.


    a) Tolerance is important when it comes to respect for others. Low tolerance often decreases respect and increases the likelihood of harming people. A classical psychological maneuver to make soldiers more able to harm the enemy is to lower their respect towards the enemy by spreading derogatory propaganda about him.

    b) Liberalism and Leftist culture preaches intolerance towards non-Liberals, both in writing and as a way of living. Non-Liberals are categorized as inferior, and the Academia orders Liberals to suppress, attack and kill non-Liberals. Terrorists often act because of intolerance towards otherwise legal statements and actions.

    c) The degree of tolerance is an important indicator when trying to determine the risk of violent behavior.

    Working with the eight emotional factors

    A necessary basis for human change is the realization of the benefits of changing. Since many assailants by experience know that threats and violence can be much more effective in achieving one’s goal — and even feel the right to act threatening or violent — this is not always an easy task.

    Everybody knows that changing one’s views and habits does not happen by itself. It takes a conscious effort, and normally no radical and lasting changes happen unless we want to and make the necessary and often demanding effort. Often people are not always ready or willing to change. In these cases it is by doing — or being tricked into doing — things that maybe only indirectly point to the goal that one gets closer to the point where one can work on changing oneself more consciously, in a targeted manner and voluntarily.

    Here are some of the things that I have worked with and would advise using for treatment of convicted Leftist criminals and terrorists.

    Even though the psychological factors are clearly defined, my estimation is that even with very competent therapists, only few attempts of deradicalization are successful. This is because radical Liberals both have to want it, dare to go against the their own radical network and be able to go through the hard and extensive psychological and practical processes of abandoning psychological, cultural and academic factors deeply rooted in their upbringing and lifestyle, in order to deradicalize.

  • DOD Will Allow Troops On Duty to Breastfeed

    01/29/2016 9:45:31 AM PST · 48 of 57
    antidisestablishment to Olog-hai

    Now troops can bear breasts, but not bear arms. What a country!

  • Scarborough/Halperin on FBI Investigation of Hillary: Sources Say Something Happening

    01/29/2016 8:01:09 AM PST · 85 of 98
    antidisestablishment to tanknetter

    This was not negligence; it was premeditated espionage. You cannot just accidentally copy this type of information. It is completely air-gapped and there is no way to physically remove the material without purposeful resorting to illegal methods.

    The number of people involved is much greater than the public has been made aware. There are some sys admins who are facing serious charges and that’s before you even start looking at the recipients, both intended and opportunists. Every foreign service probably got access to this information, since the information was basically made available to the public. Even Snowden’s material was relatively cold in comparison. Clinton’s materials were available in real time.

  • Just how old do you think these migrant 'children' are? Alarming pictures of refugees - [tr]

    01/29/2016 7:27:38 AM PST · 36 of 60
    antidisestablishment to C19fan

    Americans have been doing the same thing for decades. I worked with foster children,many of whom were probably ten years older than their paperwork indicated. It allowed then to extend their public assistance for years beyond what they were legally entitled. All of the social workers were invested in enabling the system by fraud and would never raise the issue.

    The leviathan must grow or die. Civil service has become the parasite that will kill the host. Now that has become literal rather than some eventual outcome. Many of these new “children” are enemy combatants and we pay them to come here!

  • Air Force Allows CCW On or Off Duty

    01/29/2016 7:15:21 AM PST · 14 of 17
    antidisestablishment to School of Rational Thought

    Exactly! Participants in the Marshal program are not allowed to respond. Seems to be the most telling aspect of the initiative. That opens participants up to prosecution if they attack the perpetrators. This makes the whole program just more toothless window dressing. The other “carry” provisions are restricted to Security Forces and, while reasonable, do out address the root issue of using non-SF personnel as a force multiplier.

    Congress should pass reciprocity laws nationwide and eliminate the base commanders’ input completely. Commanders are too political and not one will make the right call when they see a possibility of personal liability.

    It drives me nuts. I have clearance, am a reservist who has qualified and carried in service and have a CCW permit. There isn’t another hoop I could jump through, but I am prohibited from carrying because I work on federal property. I don’t want to carry at work, but carrying to and from work and then securing my weapon in the car seems reasonable to me.

    Anyone who knows security understands that the most vulnerable time is when you travel a known route. Kinda hard to vary routes when one is funneled though a security checkpoint that is often backed up for miles.

  • Air Force Allows CCW On or Off Duty

    01/27/2016 10:43:00 PM PST · 11 of 17
    antidisestablishment to Paul46360
    Funny, if you follow the links all the way back to the original story, that's not what it says at all. The AF is pushing three programs to allow SECURITY FORCES personnel and specially-trained "Marshalls" to carry. As an aside, it mentions that base commanders have the authority to allow on-post carry, but that has always been the case. However, unless there is a major policy change, that is unlikely.

    This story is like the telephone game from grade school: the original meaning was completely lost in translation.

  • The Reason Why You Should Soak Your Feet In Listerine

    01/27/2016 3:18:18 PM PST · 62 of 69
    antidisestablishment to notsofastmyfriend

    Brush you teeth with Sani-Flush. You don’t even have to brush. All you do is pour it on. One. Two. Three. You teeth are gone!

  • Prager: National Review, Donald Trump and Moral Bank Accounts

    01/26/2016 3:11:01 PM PST · 38 of 48
    antidisestablishment to virginia9000

    Prager is a serious, conservative intellectual. He has never been GOPe. He is a Jewish conservative with a very traditional outlook. He focuses on morality as a basis for character, regardless of persons. Overlooking character is a benchmark of liberalism.

    Dennis is a conscientious man, and has a consistent record of moral clarity. Good men can disagree, but your ad hominem attacks betray a serious insecurity. Attack the argument if you can.

  • The World Should Be Concerned About Trump For President (From Qatar)

    01/26/2016 2:55:21 PM PST · 61 of 86
    antidisestablishment to AFreeBird

    It’s worked very well for the Qataris. They have received billions of our defense dollars. This in the country with the highest per-capita income in the world. Plus, they have been able to indoctrinate many of our senior military commanders and stubborn most of the political class. Not hard when Elitism is already their normal world view.

  • Italy Dreads Looming Invasion of 400,000 New Immigrants ‘in Coming Weeks’

    01/26/2016 7:15:04 AM PST · 25 of 46
    antidisestablishment to C19fan
    Sheesh,it's not like ISIS has plans for Rome. These are simple peasant immigrants, like the simple country folk who have populated Italy for centuries. I can't believe all the bigotry shown on this board!
  • American oil companies are starting to scream "mayday."

    01/24/2016 10:13:03 AM PST · 36 of 47
    antidisestablishment to RegulatorCountry

    The House of Saud is in worse shape than the American oil industry. Historically, oil has always been boom or bust. Once a company goes belly up, another takes its place. It’s not rocket science, and it’s not the end of the world or even America. Free markets are messy, and corrupt markets are messier by far.

    Toppling the House of Saud would be worth most American oil companies going bankrupt. They will rise again. If Saud falls, Wahabism will die, and that will be worth celebrating. Optimism is a good thing.

  • Donald Trump comes out against letting states manage federal lands?

    01/23/2016 7:07:04 AM PST · 24 of 251
    antidisestablishment to AndyJackson

    Was that a rhetorical question?

    By their very nature, states are less corrupt than the feds. They have a limited sphere of influence compared to the feds. This principle is pretty much the raison d’etre of federalism.

  • Trump's Support for Ethanol Is Bad for Taxpayers and Their Cars

    01/23/2016 6:57:52 AM PST · 286 of 294
    antidisestablishment to Leto

    Not a yuge Trump fan, but comparing tax breaks to subsidies is disingenuous at best.

    That said, this issue raises my hackles and exposes the conservative / populist divide. I don’t suppose it will slow his run, but conservatives should ask themselves some hard questions.

    Is there any major difference between ethanol subsidies and Solyndra, except big corn has been successfully stealing for decades and that solar power fraud never ruined anyone’s engine?

  • JRandomFreeper (Johnny) died at 4:33 pm, January 22, 2016.

    01/22/2016 4:22:13 PM PST · 48 of 545
    antidisestablishment to map

    Missed already. Your humor, grace and intelligence made us all better people. One of FR’s best!

    RIP, Johnny.

  • In advance of big storm, New Jersey lifts licensing laws for shoveling snow

    01/21/2016 10:52:12 AM PST · 47 of 55
    antidisestablishment to Paddyboy

    Post of the day!

    I would look to enact one here, but Florida is a right-to-work state. LOL

  • Trump's Support for Ethanol Is Bad for Taxpayers and Their Cars

    01/21/2016 7:07:35 AM PST · 234 of 294
    antidisestablishment to RockyTx

    I can buy my fuel from North Dakota, Texas, California, Colorado, even Florida. Ethanol isn’t fuel; it’s fraud. Forcing consumers to buy a product that wouldn’t exist in a free market is not rational.

    Feel free to drink all the ethanol you desire. The rest of us prefer not to subsidize your further destruction of our economy and infrastructure.

  • What being a flight attendant taught me about human trafficking

    01/20/2016 5:59:12 PM PST · 6 of 10
    antidisestablishment to cloudmountain

    Human trafficking ends with the customer, and many of those exist here. I know Tampa is one of the primary transit points for slavery in the US. Strip clubs and shady bars are full of young boys and girls.

    Americans should band together to run these business out of the country, but they would rather endlessly debate about legalizing drugs and prostitution, despite the proven fact that these are not victimless crimes.

  • Trump: What's the Deal? Full Length Film

    01/20/2016 5:38:56 PM PST · 11 of 19
    antidisestablishment to DaveyB

    I am not a yuge Trump supporter, but y’all sure know how to drive more people into his camp. Ooh, beware the scary, evil, excessive, marketer, showman, salesman and capitalist.

    Let me sell you a clue: People happen to remember the 80s with fondness, despite decades of the media trying to prove how bad it was. Hell, it was great! Anyone with a link of sense would rather have the same opportunity today.

    Keep up the good work! I’m sure Trump appreciates the attention. ‘There’s no such thing as bad publicity’

  • Former Naval Officer Just Revealed Massive Detail About What Iran Took From Captured U.S. Sailors

    01/19/2016 8:39:50 PM PST · 81 of 88
    antidisestablishment to piasa

    These were not SIM cards; they would probably have been SCIP encryption cards. While almost useless without the keys, it appears the phones were not zeroed and destroyed as is standard procedure. Seizing operable phones would possibly enable immediate decryption (for as long a period until the system is rekeyed) and also offers reverse engineering opportunity.

    I cannot think of any circumstance where a secure comm system wouldn’t be zeroed if compromise were imminent. It is almost as ridiculous as stating that you didn’t realize TK material was classified before you sent it to your home computer.

    Everyone with access knows these recurrent security breaches defy statistical probability. They are being orchestrated at the highest levels. Is there not one honest person left in the entire government who will do their job and pursue these criminals?

  • John Roberts Should Be a Quick Confirm.

    01/18/2016 3:35:04 PM PST · 54 of 114
    antidisestablishment to VanDeKoik

    Roberts was not strong enough to stand up to blackmail and was not principled enough to resign. Only God knows a man’s heart. Oh, excuse me, God and you, obviously.

  • Cruz Refusing To Kiss King Corn's Ring In Iowa

    01/18/2016 7:00:09 AM PST · 50 of 53
    antidisestablishment to Helicondelta

    Iowa farmers should be subject to market rules like every other business. If there isn’t a market for corn without a government mandate, then they need to find another crop. It’s called business. Supporting the ethanol mandate is the same as supporting Obamacare. The government is forcing people to buy a product that is inherently less efficient and damages the engines that run it. Subsidies need to die!

  • National Mourning After Burkina Faso (Africa) 'Bloodbath'

    01/17/2016 5:46:13 AM PST · 19 of 26
    antidisestablishment to arthurus

    Cowardice is exactly correct. Cowards attack unarmed people. They are mindless because these craven fiends use drugs to overcome their fears. Bravado is not bravery, and enslavement is not principled willfulness. Terrorists are cowards by definition.

  • David Bowie, Icon or Abuser?

    01/15/2016 7:19:15 AM PST · 42 of 62
    antidisestablishment to Monty22002

    Again, I wasn’t suggesting that he was. I don’t know anything about the man and didn’t mean to imply anything about Bowie personally.

  • David Bowie, Icon or Abuser?

    01/15/2016 6:49:37 AM PST · 34 of 62
    antidisestablishment to chesley

    The verse wasn’t meant to accuse or excuse Bowie, but to answer the virtuous pagan question. I have no idea about Bowie’s spiritual condition and, no, I would not consider him a virtuous pagan.

  • David Bowie, Icon or Abuser?

    01/15/2016 6:11:28 AM PST · 18 of 62
    antidisestablishment to Monty22002

    It may not be quite as cut-and-dried as you think...

    Romans 2

    13 For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

  • Man called ‘white boy’ before brutal attack in South Memphis

    01/12/2016 5:18:27 PM PST · 15 of 20
    antidisestablishment to ronnie raygun

    Wouldn’t want to be your friend!

  • The US Marines, KIA

    01/10/2016 12:02:21 PM PST · 14 of 17
    antidisestablishment to Retain Mike

    Well stated. I got out after the first Gulf War when I saw the beginning of the end; now I question why I came back. This will be my last hitch, and I don’t know that I’ll stay til the end.

    My son in now a corpsMAN, and I have ceased counseling him to stay in. As a white, heterosexual, Christian male, there is no opportunity for advancement or even serving for the country’s good.

  • Woman Disrespects U.S. Soldier In Line At Store… What Happens Next Will Have You Cheering

    01/10/2016 10:50:35 AM PST · 20 of 21
    antidisestablishment to Nifster

    I didn’t click through after reading the comments, but I can say as a service member that the vast majority of Americans are very good to military members. In my 20+ years in uniform (10 in reserve), I have only had two negative encounters-both minor. I couldn’t begin to count the number of handshakes and thanks.

    On a previous deployment, a couple even bought my lunch while I transited through Chicago O’Hare. I don’t generally care much for Chicago, but their kindness did much to renew my faith in middle America.

  • A new study suggests the biggest worry about Obamacare never materialized

    01/10/2016 10:00:00 AM PST · 29 of 34
    antidisestablishment to BlueNgold

    This study will surprise all the kids who are now working two or three crappy jobs now. They get no benefits and don’t even get overtime because their hours from one job never approach 40, despite working 60+ between jobs. Now they even get to lose their meager tax refunds thanks to Obamacare. We are now all paying more for less coverage, and there’s no end in sight. Republicans deserve just as much blame because they won’t use the powers that they have. A pox on all their houses!

  • Ex-Prosecutor diGenova: FBI 'Would Go Ballistic' If Hillary Not Indicted

    01/10/2016 5:48:03 AM PST · 66 of 75
    antidisestablishment to zerosix

    As far as Petraeus, a lot of people were not as surprised as you think. He was a political animal from the get-go. Play with pigs and all...

    Damned shame, but not unexpected. His real crime wasn’t the adultery and security violations, but making himself vulnerable to the real enemy. Security starts and ends with personal integrity.

  • Can someone help me with this (re: removing classified markings)

    01/09/2016 11:55:10 AM PST · 56 of 61
    antidisestablishment to Pilgrim's Progress

    Only the Original Classification Authority (OCA) can declassify documents. Hillary could claim the authority to declassify DoS documents, but not those from any other agency. The actions violated numerous regulations as well as US code and Executive Orders.

    There are numerous people who have lost their clearances and even gone to jail for inadvertently disclosing classified info. Such information cannot be legally transferred out of secured locations by any means without authorization and never by non-secure methods such as email.

    You can legally transfer materials from low systems to high systems (NIPR to SIPR), but never from high to low. Once material is loaded on a secure system, you cannot transfer it back to the low side even though it’s not classified.

  • Notre Dame prof. calls permissive gun laws a 'manifestation of racism’

    01/06/2016 6:51:07 AM PST · 31 of 62
    antidisestablishment to hal ogen

    More proper to say the proliferation of gun laws are a sign of racism. Democrats have been trying to disarm minorities since their founding.

  • More Than a Dozen US Troops Trapped Amid Afghanistan Firefight (Update: Some rescued)

    01/05/2016 5:57:01 PM PST · 41 of 47
    antidisestablishment to USNBandit

    GBUs perform pretty well with our B-1s. Not the same as a GAU, but pretty damn accurate. B-1s have been providing CAS the length of the war, but they are based far away from Afghanistan and too much support has been pulled from that theater.

  • Woman killed when car hits deer

    01/05/2016 4:48:21 PM PST · 10 of 13
    antidisestablishment to JoeFromSidney

    I hit a deer in a rented minivan when I was driving in the middle of the night in Minnesota. Dang thing jumped right into the front of the car when I was doing 70+. All I saw was a flash, then a huge explosion as the airbags deployed. Totaled the van, but it held up better than the deer. There was blood and hair on every square inch of the exterior, but hardly any left on the carcass. More people are killed by deer than any other animal. Glad I didn’t rent a mini car that trip!