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  • Paul Adinolfi: The gun industry has been getting away with murder

    01/27/2016 9:10:21 AM PST · 16 of 53
    docbnj to AlaskaErik

    Oh, slaves out-numbered whites better than 10 to one … in Haiti.

    In the Southern states of the USA, only a small proportion of white families owned slaves, and even then the average ownership was small (about four or five). Those were mainly house servants, and essentially lived very close to their whites.

    It is often mentioned that states forbade teaching slaves to read, which is technically true. But in practice, many slaves were at least partly literate, taught by their owners, or sometimes learning by themselves or from other slaves.

    Thomas W. Dixon wrote in his autobiography that in old Virginia one of the family servants would go hunting for rabbits, using his own rifle.

  • If Trump doesn't win will you vote for Cruz? If Cruz doesn't win will you vote for Trump?

    01/19/2016 7:10:50 PM PST · 312 of 432
    docbnj to dartuser

    Right now, I favor Cruz. I would also support Carson, Paul, and all the others down the line, except Trump, who is not a conservative. They say that he is a narcissistic nincompoop, a manipulator, a braggart, a wheeler-dealer, a defamer of the righteous, and a friends of ethanol racketeers like Terry Branstad. (”That is what people say, but I don’t know anything about it.”)

    If Trump is nominated, I may just adopt an attitude of serene detachment from politics, and will concentrate on the enjoyment of life, and the preparation for what is to come: the disintegration of the country.

  • Trump blasts Cruz for being rude to Mitch McConnell

    01/19/2016 6:55:21 PM PST · 81 of 292
    docbnj to Ghost of Philip Marlowe

    Trump supporters may actually be waking up now to find that they have been taken in by the blowhard. He now is a big backer of ethanol, hoping that this will help him in Iowa.

    Ethanol is what you are forced to have in your gasoline: it harms engines, cost more than gasoline, and lowers the energy value of the fuel. It is all a racket to prop up Iowa farmers, and most politicians back it (using environmental policy as a cover) because Iowa has the first presidential primary contest.

    Ted Cruz has stood up to this. So, he is being attacked by Iowa’s Governor, who of course favors the farmer-racketeers.

  • If Cruz is Eligible Because His Mom Was a U.S. Citizen Then so is Obama

    01/18/2016 7:11:32 PM PST · 108 of 188
    docbnj to piytar

    In general, any Republican is better than any Democrat.

    Then there is the matter of Trump. He may be an exception to the rule. But that depends on whether he is really a Republican, or a plant.

    If Trump is nominated, I expect to take a position of serene detachment, and watch the election as I would the Canadian election, or any other foreign political contest. I will have been eliminated from the process, and will put my attention toward preparing for what is to come.

  • If Cruz is Eligible Because His Mom Was a U.S. Citizen Then so is Obama

    01/18/2016 7:04:02 PM PST · 100 of 188
    docbnj to Tzfat

    “Try and keep up. Obama’s mother did not fulfill the statue’s requirement that she live 5 years in the U.S., over the age of 16. In 1961, she was 19. According to the statute in effect at that time, she could not transfer citizenship to her “son” because his father was citizen of Kenya.

    It had nothing to do with where he was born.”

    But actually, there is no evidence that Obama’s father was the Kenyan guy. For one thing, the marriage was void, as the fellow was already married, and has a wife back in Kenya. There is no evidence that the Kenyan bloke was the real biological father. A genetic test would be necessary. There is pretty likely a genetic profile on the President, but it has not been made public, in spite of his wife’s evident interest in genealogy.

  • Trump likes to sleep in his own bed and it may cost him votes

    01/08/2016 8:04:25 AM PST · 7 of 210
    docbnj to mandaladon

    This matter won’t effect my vote.

    If he slept in an arctic tent on the prairie, I still would never vote for Trump.

  • Donald Trump nukes Chris Christie while attacking a New Hampshire newspaper

    12/29/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · 15 of 16
    docbnj to TangledUpInBlue

    “Trump has shown himself to be a crude blowhard.”

    This is not exactly fresh news.

  • To the conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT!!

    12/18/2015 11:15:31 AM PST · 39 of 62
    docbnj to Teacher317

    “No, we have Obama because of the GOPe and the RNC running the ONLY candidates who could not beat Obama, rather than running conservatives.”

    Not at all true. No one else would have won. Here is the proof.
    After the first term of Obama, the electorate should have learned their lesson and voter for anyone but Obama. In fact, Romney was better than McCain. But what was the result? Exactly the same, within a few %-points.

    Only a small proportion of the electorate ever changes votes. They mostly vote the way they think they should, with about as much thought as it takes to support one football team over another. In fact, people follow sports more closely, and with more attention, although the results mean nothing for their own lives.

    The reason Obama wants to flood the country with people from socialistic countries is to change the result of elections. Note that the quotas for British and other western Europeans are very small: less than for Central America, an area with no democratic tradition except for Costa Rica.

  • To the conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT!!

    12/18/2015 11:04:26 AM PST · 33 of 62
    docbnj to cotton1706

    Another thing you should know: moves like this one are often organized by liberal Democrats.

    The same goes for some ads run in the Republican primary. Some of the most vicious ones are paid for by shadowy, ad hoc groups allied with the Democrats. The idea is to foment residual grudges among the Republicans, which gives them an advantage in the general election.

    This is why Reagan had the 11th Commandment.

  • To the conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT!!

    12/18/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · 32 of 62
    docbnj to cotton1706

    Idiocy.

    Wherever you are in the country, the Republican is almost always better than the Democrat. That is a law of nature.

    There are no good Democrats alive, either in the wild or in captivity.

  • Best Bet to Beat Hillary? Mika Says It's Trump

    12/18/2015 5:32:33 AM PST · 6 of 33
    docbnj to Dr. Sivana

    Obama is a loathsome, unqualified, radical, and a narcissist.

    But this does not mean that we should counter with a load-mouthed, unqualified, ignorant, blowhard narcissist of our own.

  • California ballot initiative would require porn actors to wear condoms

    11/05/2015 5:27:03 AM PST · 4 of 27
    docbnj to C19fan

    They can pass all the stupid rules that they want, but they will never hold up in court.

    This is an attempt to regulate vice. Such things always lead to “regulatory capture,” ultimately with the vice being run by the government.

  • Statistics show White Supremacy bigger threat to U.S than Radical Muslims

    10/04/2015 11:58:20 AM PDT · 104 of 113
    docbnj to DeathBeforeDishonor1

    The Yahoo article is statistically erroneous. But the writers are using the same statistical tricks used often in statistical crime reports. It ignores the fact that there are more non-muslims in the country that muslims.

    In NJ’s “uniform crime reports” they play the same game. Where crime rates are high and they wish to obscure the source, they will use the “typical profile” trick. “The profile of the typical rapists is a white male”; but this ignores the fact that there are more white males than non-white males in the state. Non-white males are more likely to be rapists than white males, but it is not PC to report that.

  • US and Russia can’t agree on definition of ‘terrorist’

    10/04/2015 7:13:25 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    docbnj to 100American

    The Stars & Stripes, despite its patriotic name, is a left-wing journal. You should know that. This may be why it denigrates the invasion of Iraq under President Bush (with full congressional support!) as somehow ill-fated, when (in fact) it was an almost unequalled success — whose fruits were undone by Obama.

    As for who is a terrorist: this is not a question which should be asked of Lavrov or any of the Russians, as they have used what we would call terrorism, with enthusiasm, forever. They do not make a distinction. Under the Soviets, they sponsored guerrilla wars everywhere they could. Almost always those were wars against civilians as well as military, and the “insurgents” were usually not uniformed, and hid behind civilian disguises. It was the Russian who got the Geneva rules to allow this, as a way of approving (after the fact) many of their own activities.

    Our definition of terrorists would be fighters not part of a regular army, who do not distinguish between military and civilian in their attacks. It does not matter whether or not they have a “cause.” Thus the World Trade Center attack was a terrorist attack. ISIS is a terrorist organization. Most of the partisans in WWII were terrorists, no matter whom they were fighting. The Viet Cong were terrorists.

    Now Russia is going to war to support a terror regime: Assad of Syria. It is a good cover for them to pretend that they are fighting ISIS, but they left ISIS alone for years until now.

    It is silly to listen to a lawless regime like Russia talking about terrorism.

  • Franklin Graham: Russian Air Strikes May Prevent Christian Bloodbath

    09/30/2015 5:32:00 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    docbnj to donna

    This probably not true, as it appears that the Russians are attacking first the non-ISIS rebels. Their first aim is to bolster Asad, then control much of the Middle East. It means that they will then influence even a bigger share of the world’s petroleum. They are ensuring a further flood of refugees into Europe, which is accomplishes another Russian aim: destabilization and domination of Europe.

    Franklin Graham is a poor authority on foreign affairs. Both he and his late father were taken in by the North Koreans. They still send aid to the regime there. They are fooled by the few show-churches run by DPRK secret police in Pyongyang. Christians are persecuted and killed in North Korea. You can read that in accounts by refugees. Franklin Graham is oblivious to this.

  • 13 Reasons Why Donald Trump Will Make the Best President, Ever

    09/12/2015 10:36:17 AM PDT · 10 of 87
    docbnj to 11th_VA

    This clipping is fantasy — sheer fantasy.

    I heard Trump interviewed again this morning on Fox News. Everything in his mind is about how he looks, and what people say about him. Those who criticize him are “nobodies,” and most often he “never even met them.” It is all about Trump.

    He is a classic narcissist, a counterpart to Obama. The two are quite similar. It seems that in lowering the bar and electing Obama, the populace set the bar low enough for any snake to get over.

    So who will be elected? Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders, the crackpot socialist? Trump, the blustering epitome of connection-cronyism?

    And all the time we have a whole bench full of decent, intelligent, principled conservatives, each getting only a few percent in the poles.

  • Obama to rename nation’s highest mountain

    08/30/2015 3:02:45 PM PDT · 33 of 91
    docbnj to Cincinatus' Wife

    Look, you lowly citizens! The leader has spoken! Do not think that just because he scorns Christian symbols, he does not endorse pagan ones!

    Be so good as to acknowledge the Great Narcissist, who knows all, and whose every deed is correct and unquestionable.

    This who do not conform will be severely punished.

  • Murdoch begins ‘draft Bloomberg’ movement as market uncertainty rises

    08/25/2015 10:34:15 AM PDT · 59 of 75
    docbnj to PreciousLiberty

    Maybe Murdoch is smarter than we think. He is looking for a Democrat disaster to match the Republican Trump problem, in the hopes that the two bozzos will cancel out.

    Anyway, it might work.

  • Department of Labor Set to Change Overtime Exemption Regulations under the FLSA

    08/12/2015 4:48:31 PM PDT · 3 of 16
    docbnj to DBCJR

    Zero writes a memo, and the law is effectively changed for the whole country.

    We are, indeed, in a dictatorship.

  • Sundar Pichai: Google's new boss from humble roots

    08/11/2015 3:59:38 AM PDT · 4 of 13
    docbnj to sukhoi-30mki

    If you read the rest of the story, you find that Pichai’s father worked for the General Electric Company (not the US firm) and dissussed his work with his son even while he was a small boy.

    Most Indian families do not have a car. Does a TV help in raising smart kids?

    Sundai attended the Indian Institute of Technology, which was designed after MIT, but is smaller, and is extremely selective. His tutors said that he was the brightest of the bunch: that means, the brightest of millions.

    Reportedly, he is problem-solver, admired by his fellow workers, and his thinking aligns well with theirs.

    This means that the comments about Hindu nationalists, and the poor Americans who can’t compete, are rather off-base. This fellow is a world-class talent, and a practical thinker. One key to having a successful company is to get good people at the top, and not to waste their abilities.

    One more thing: Pichai’s father paid attention to him, and talked about work from his youth. How many father’s really give such real-world interests to their young sons? Pichai was a sportsman, and captain of a cricket team. We would consider this rather typical for a young American, except we would be playing football, which is actually not as safe a sport. I am sure that cricket players do not get the brain-destroying conclusions that our young football-players receive.