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  • Pope chooses Protestant to produce Argentine edition of Vatican newspaper

    07/12/2016 6:55:09 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    fini to ebb tide

    I’m a Methodist, so I rarely say much about the Pope. But this is just stupid: tone deaf at best, heretical at worst. Methodists are accused of being wishy-washy on touch point topics, but the Pope has us beat.

  • LISTEN: On Guns, Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislators: 'Do Your Job'

    07/11/2016 7:43:05 PM PDT · 37 of 45
    fini to backwoods-engineer
    "So, the legislators are supposed to ban piece-of-trash 1940’s SKS’s?"

    If you are referring to the killer's rifle, I think it was a Siaga AK74/AK47 variant. Having said that if you make SKSs illegal, you'll have to make almost every semi-automatic illegal, because of the SKS' limited "assault rifle features."

    Now I wouldn't call an SKS "piece of trash." I own ARs, AKs and SKS rifles and all are fine for what they are designed to do. You couldn't make an SKS for less than $600 today- forged and milled receiver, chrome lined bore, etc... . A run of the mill Chinese SKS can shoot a 2" group at a 100 yds IF you use good commercial ammunition, e.g. Winchester. When you recognize that the 7.62x39 is ballistically identical to the 30-30, then the SKS is basically an modern Winchester model 94 lever action- a great deer rifle.

  • .22 Ammo in Yuma WalMart

    07/03/2016 2:46:08 PM PDT · 70 of 84
    fini to tiki
    "I had .22 shells stockpiled but we have shot over 2000 rabbits this year and haven’t been able to easily restock. We look at Walmart but they never have any."

    Just go to and let your fingers do the ordering. It is a web site that lists the prices of ammo from different online sellers. It updates the links every couple of minutes, so it is very current. Since shipping is a factor in cost, buying in large lots is the best way.

  • Police Launch ‘Don’t Touch Me’ Wristbands to Stop Migrant Sex Attacks in Sweden

    06/30/2016 3:57:55 PM PDT · 72 of 140
    fini to Tijeras_Slim

    If you are just going to put something on, why not put a few drops of “ode de bacon.” Western men will flock to you and eastern men will flee from you.

  • RNC Rules Fight Begins With Plan to Lock In Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 2:41:09 PM PDT · 36 of 48
    fini to GilGil
    "Trump got skewered for not supporting the eventual nominee. The other candidates all said they would support the nominee. They even signed a pledge.

    What happened?"

    Please remember, Trump is still not the official nominee, until the convention vote.

    A lot of you aren't old enough to remember some of the conventions from years past. But last minute pushing is quite normal. Accordingly, this is the period where the other candidates typically negotiate for positions or personnel, so they can "throw" their support behind Trump. A lot of bluffing and negotiations are occurring now. Otherwise there would be no need for a convention.

  • What We're Up Against on Guns

    06/21/2016 11:53:56 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    fini to kiryandil
    "I picked up the rear turret of the USS South Dakota (BB57) on Craigslist a couple of years ago..."

    I got the front turret from the USS Utah.

    Where do you get your ammo? I can get a pretty good price on, but shipping is outrageous.

  • Father who took teen daughter out of state to get married going to jail ( Idaho )

    06/01/2016 4:34:47 PM PDT · 29 of 31
    fini to BBell

    Concur. My great-grandmother was married at age 14 to my great-grandfather (age- late 30s) in 1902. My great-grand-father died 14 years later of cancer. But, my grandfather always remembered their marriage as one of love and clear lines of responsibility- Dad was in charge of everything outside the house (farm) and Mom was responsible for everything inside the house.

  • Y Combinator Wants to Test a Revolutionary Economic Idea (Guaranteed basic income)

    06/01/2016 2:13:09 PM PDT · 38 of 44
    fini to 2ndDivisionVet

    It has been tried and studied before in Canada. In the short term it works, but after a while people get comfortable in their poverty and stop working.

  • Racism has found its way into the Cincinnati Zoo saga

    06/01/2016 2:10:24 PM PDT · 27 of 40
    fini to Bogie
    I just want to know how the kid got into the cage.

    Kids are little escape artists. We had twins and it was like herding feral cats. You turn your head for one moment and you never knew where they would disappear to.

    That the mother took the kid to the zoo, indicates that she cares for him. Neglectful parents, don't take the time to take their kids to the zoo.

  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 9:17:46 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    fini to ReaganGeneration2

    Concur. She is an attention whore.

  • Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse

    05/22/2016 1:42:10 PM PDT · 95 of 111
    fini to Bubba Gump Shrimp
    "I used to let my kids drive earth movers and buckets when they were 11 or so (a couple dozen yards or so), and let them move the bucket up and down and break earth and concrete."

    I did the same with my son when he was 12.

    I don't know the laws on that island but I live on the coast of NC where there are a lot of golf courses. It is very common to see kids driving their golf cart back home on public streets. A golf cart can't be licensed for street traffic, so why would you need to have a license or be "of age." We have a cop live in our neighborhood and his kids used to drive the neighbor's golf cart on the streets. No one ever gave it a moment's thought.

  • Gift suggestions needed for new Marine graduating Combat Training [personal]

    05/15/2016 10:01:03 PM PDT · 56 of 57
    fini to Silly
    Sorry for arriving late to the party, but I have one idea that I can personally recommend. If he is going into a combat field, then get him a pair of GORTEX socks. I was in the infantry and spent $120 of 1988 dollars for a pair of Gortex boots. The problem was that it took forever for them to dry out (either perspiration or if I had to walk in water that was over boot height).

    I got a pair of Gortex socks and life got good. If they got wet inside, I just took them off and wiped them down and put them back on. Well worth the $30 dollars I spent. The GORTEX boots- they were retired.

  • A Tour of Kel-Tec’s Cocoa, Florida Operations

    05/13/2016 6:04:16 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    fini to Shanghai Dan
    Concur on limp-wristing. I've owned several pocket pistols and you really have to work at preventing that. My solution seems to work and actually makes it easier to shoot those little guns. Easy solution: when firing a mouse pistol, take your non-trigger finger hand and hold the wrist of your trigger hand (If you shoot right handed, take your left hand and grip your right wrist.). By doing this, it locks your wrist; which prevents limp-wristing, gives your other hand a good solid place to hold onto; and seems to absorb the recoil better. It also seems natural to do it that way. My wife and daughter had a horrible problem limp-wristing mouseguns, until they started using this method.

    I always polish the feed-ramp on a new pistol. It is really easy; there are many youtube videos that show you how; and speeds up the break-in period. Another thing you can do with a new pistol is "season" the magazines. To season a magazine all you are doing is breaking in the magazine springs. All you do is fill the magazines to their capacity and let them sit for 24 hours.

    I have found that if I do those three things when breaking in a small semi, most common problems never occur. Oh yeah, make sure you properly clean and lubricate a new pistol before you fire it. You would be surprised how many people don't do that.

  • We lost our son today (vanity - prayer request)

    04/24/2016 8:22:04 PM PDT · 402 of 438
    fini to Marie


  • 3 federal agents shot, motel set ablaze in Kansas

    04/24/2016 6:46:52 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    fini to sphinx
    "What’s your beef with the Patel’s? Go out and run a motel yourself if you are worked up about it."

    Concur. I travel a lot and many of the second tier hotels are run by Indians. They have all been extremely friendly to me. Additionally, the father of a boy who played sports with my son is a Patel, who owns two hotels. He is extremely friendly, gracious and hard working. He is Hindu.

    He did say it took him a very long time to stop thinking in terms of castes, but that America would give a penniless import (like himself) the opportunity to become successful and come into contact with many helpful Christians, made it impossible to continue to believe in castes.

  • Go ahead, Donald, get 1,237; it won't matter: RNC delegate

    04/23/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · 39 of 183
    fini to cableguymn
    "I am no fan of trump but if he gets 1237 that should be it. Its his to lose in the general."

    I'm with you. If Rubio won 1237, I would vote for Rubio in the main election (versus Hillary or Bernie).

    I was taught to obey the rules. But the implied contract is that the rules should be known and fair. Change the contract and my obedience goes away.

    There is a lot of truth to "We have to burn down the village, to save the village."

  • NO SIR!

    04/19/2016 9:36:18 PM PDT · 43 of 51
    fini to Chgogal

    Powdered prince means, he looks good, smells good, but it is mostly show. Think of a politician that wears stars.

  • NO SIR!

    04/19/2016 8:57:47 PM PDT · 40 of 51
    fini to Lazamataz

    I would like to see some supporting documentation, because Gen McChrystal was known as a "powdered prince" whose rules of engagement were very restrictive and he was poorly thought of by people I know that served under him. However, I would love for it to be true. Even a mouse will bite if backed into a corner.

  • Aspiring rapper killed, 4 shot while filming music video at South Side park(Chi-town)

    04/19/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · 44 of 55
    fini to SaveFerris
    "Those sound like some dang scary areas to be in. Not quite Mogadishu yet, but yikes."

    I disagree. In Mogadishu you are expected to be carrying weapons and hand grenades, and friends with weapons and hand grenades, and artillery and air "on call."

  • 'Worst threat ever': Oh no! Here's how Michael Moore is punishing N.C. for 'bigoted law'

    04/12/2016 7:09:27 PM PDT · 20 of 42
    fini to kevcol

    You know, I think Michael Moore is onto something. All liberals should stay out of NC. What other law can they pass to accelerate this process?

  • Potty Talk: The Tyranny of the .03 Percent

    04/09/2016 2:32:00 PM PDT · 46 of 68
    fini to JBW1949
    Actually, there are men that are XX. It is incredibly rare, but it exists. Usually it is only discovered when doing other medical tests, e.g. fertility tests. All known cases are infertile.

    The article that discussed was about fertility. It is also discussed in Wikipedia.

  • How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts

    04/03/2016 7:14:48 PM PDT · 74 of 93
    fini to sparklite2
    "Finally, a Soviet pilot defected with his plane. The lack of sophistication in the plane’s manufacturing came as a shock. They bolts that held the metal skin in place still had their heads intact, increasing drag. Grinding off the bolt heads was a no-brainer, but there you go. The rest of the plane was similarly poorly done."

    I remember that, but there was a follow-up a couple of years later. Later they put the plane in a wind tunnel and found that the bolt heads were where there was no drag, so there was no problem having bolt heads in those locations. As such, it was an elegant solution to keeping costs down with no loss of performance.

    I had the opportunity to talk to a aeronautic engineer who was very well versed on the tests they did. He thought that the plane was engineered to work despite quality control issues. Which in his opinion was quite a feat unto itself.

  • Ted Cruz's Business Flat Tax is a VAT [2nd major problem with Cruz]

    03/19/2016 9:39:26 PM PDT · 43 of 46
    fini to marron
    I understand your thought process, but I would flip it. Have companies pay no taxes and have citizens pay all of the taxes.

    Why you ask? Because taxes on companies are hidden from the taxpayer, so generally the public doesn't care.

    Most of my friends are reasonably well informed and intelligent, but they generally cannot say more than a few words about corporate taxes and almost none of them know that the US has one of the highest (if not the highest) corporate tax rate.

    Also think of the benefit our corporations would have in sending goods overseas.

  • Man shoots intruder in Parkville home, police say (Maryland)

    03/19/2016 9:05:34 PM PDT · 31 of 42
    fini to ButThreeLeftsDo
    It cannot pass the drop test. It is inherent in the design. If you drop a 1911A1 with a round in the chamber and the hammer hits the floor, there is a possibility that the firing pin will hit the primer.

    Remember that it was designed over a hundred years ago. Revolvers from that same period cannot pass the drop test.

    If you want to safely carry a 1911A1 with a round in the chamber, you cock the hammer and put the safety on- called "cocked and locked."

  • Bullet found on UW-P campus sent to state crime lab (laugh of the day)

    03/19/2016 7:48:55 AM PDT · 44 of 66
    fini to rellimpank
    I was in the Marine Corps reserves with a unit that was located in Georgia. During a drill weekend, we "lost" a dozen GORTEX jackets, so we had a "health and safety" check of all vehicles parked inside the Reserve complex.

    At the follow up meeting, the officer (from NY) announced that while they hadn't found the jackets, they did find 14 guns.

    The battalion commander asked if the weapons were clean. The officer did not know. To which the battalion commander asked, "What good is a health and safety inspection, if you don't find out if the men are properly maintaining their weapons?" After a good laugh, we moved onto the next point of business.

  • Mysterious new dwarf human species probed after scientists find 3 million year old skull in cave

    03/16/2016 2:41:37 PM PDT · 25 of 73
    fini to Red Badger

    Considering the ability to get food at that time, 4’9” tall is actually pretty good. Go look at pictures of the people of the orient from about 150 years ago. Someone that was 4’9” would be just one of the crowd.

  • Mitt Romney Coordinates Pre-Debate Speech To Set Stage For Thursday Night Ambush

    03/02/2016 6:12:35 PM PST · 55 of 163
    fini to smoothsailing

    Are Dole and McCain going to stand behind Romney and “nod knowingly?”

  • Christie Todd Whitman: I'll Vote For Hillary Clinton Over Trump

    03/02/2016 7:31:19 AM PST · 59 of 93
    fini to Lazamataz

    I’m for Cruz, but if getting Trump the nomination will force RINOs to self identify, then I’ll vote for Trump.


    02/29/2016 9:44:53 PM PST · 99 of 103
    fini to scooby321
    " What did Einstein say about insanity

    Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a difference a difference result."

    I think Lincoln said that or maybe it was Moses. The web is so confusing.

  • Paris police to be equipped with assault rifles

    02/29/2016 8:58:02 PM PST · 32 of 42
    fini to Olog-hai
    AK bullet resistant shields.

    OK, which bullet- the 7.62 or the 5.45?

  • At Ranger School, Three's a Fraud

    02/29/2016 8:24:44 PM PST · 10 of 26
    fini to pboyington
    "First Lieutenant Haver consistently failed land navigation during various assessments conducted at Fort Carson..."

    How do you flunk Land Nav at Fort Carson? It is a desert with terrain features. And, Norad is ALWAYS in view. During the day, Norad is that big mountain with antennas suck all over it. At night, it is that big mountain that has a bunch of lights on top.

  • Trump Voters Are Awakening America from Its Post-Racial Dream (Surprise! We're racists!)

    02/29/2016 6:50:41 PM PST · 12 of 52
    fini to 2ndDivisionVet
    "I’d vote for you or a random stranger before Hillary, Bernie, Rubio or Romney."

    Ha, ha, I agree.

  • These Celebrities Say They'd Leave the Country If Trump Wins

    02/29/2016 5:56:13 PM PST · 17 of 76
    fini to ImJustAnotherOkie
    "I'll buy them their airfare," said Donald Jr. "Those are endorsements for Trump."

    Well said. What would be even funnier is if Donald Jr buys the tickets if Trump wins.

  • Republicans May ‘Look at Alternatives’ if a ‘Disaster’ Candidate Like Trump Becomes Nomin

    02/29/2016 5:50:19 PM PST · 102 of 136
    fini to fini
    "If Sununu says yes, then I say no."

    And I don't care if it is about babes, beer or baseball.

  • Republicans May ‘Look at Alternatives’ if a ‘Disaster’ Candidate Like Trump Becomes Nomin

    02/29/2016 5:48:31 PM PST · 99 of 136
    fini to Hojczyk
    Ha, ha, like we are supposed to listen to John Sununu?

    For those that don't remember he actively walked the Republican Party back from Reagan's path, engineered Pres Bush's going back on his "No more taxes" pledge and gave us Supreme Court Justice Souter.

    If Sununu says yes, then I say no.

  • Mummified body of German adventurer is found inside yacht drifting off the Philippines

    02/29/2016 1:22:07 PM PST · 42 of 58
    fini to PROCON

    Do satellite phones work all over the world? If so, why would anyone go alone without one? They aren’t that big and the cost is minimal. Admittedly, the last one I used was 10 years ago, but the cost was $1 per minute. If you index it for inflation, it is cheaper than calling long distance in the early 70s- $.25/minute.

  • Why Industry Big Guns Have Faith In This Tiny Shooter

    02/15/2016 8:09:21 AM PST · 12 of 12
    fini to MNnice
    "Not impressed unless she intends to join the militia."

    You must be having a bad day. Have a beer... go back to bed...

    I was on a rifle team (M-1s in the fall and spring and match 22s in the winter (in door range). It was hard. It was hard because you had to concentrate for hours at a time; you were uncomfortable (bad weather and target shooting positions are not designed for comfort); there was a record of every shot (no mulligans); day after day practice. Very few people are mentally suited to stay with it for the long term. I know some exceptional shooters that tried competitive shooting and they stopped because it wasn't fun. It took me years to enjoy shooting after that experience.

    As a group, shooters are the most inclusive group I have met, because we want everyone to enjoy shooting.

    You might also research what it means to be in the militia. You don't join, you automatically become a part of the militia when you are of age.

  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 12:47:54 PM PST · 52 of 133
    fini to Bloody Sam Roberts
    "Yeah, but the real question is, did he hum the Nationwide Insurance jingle while he was doing it.

    'I can rub my butt on you...' "

    That is too funny!

  • Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

    02/13/2016 10:47:12 AM PST · 12 of 80
    fini to BenLurkin

    The old saying “sit down and keep your mouth shut” has multiple applications.

  • Adult film actress: 'No ill will' toward Cruz for pulling ad

    02/12/2016 3:45:54 PM PST · 55 of 105
    fini to napscoordinator
    "Not guilty but I wonder how he paid her.......left it on the dresser?"

    Funny post, but you know that you can't screen every actor's or actress' history. Remember that Trump has admitted adultery (in both directions).

    If we are going to criticize the candidates, then lets look at their positions. That is where we need to focus.

  • Ted Cruz’s Latest Ad Featured A Porn Star

    02/12/2016 10:39:18 AM PST · 122 of 180
    fini to Helicondelta
    "I'm guessing that she didn't get the job because of her acting skills. Cruz is a hypocrite."

    You have to be kidding me. So a person makes a porn flick and they are scorned for life? How about a woman who had an abortion. Is she untouchable?

    You are setting a standard that no one can meet. Remember that Trump has stated that he had sex with married women and it is a well documented fact that he committed adultery in his first marriage. So by your reasoning, Trump should withdraw, because committing adultery is much worse than making a porn flick, and acting in a political add is much less important than being elected President.

  • Donald Trump’s Campaign Pulls a Negative Ad on Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 6:16:34 PM PST · 63 of 80
    fini to odawg
    "-Less than a week ago he was calling Cruz a Pu**y.=

    Trump likes to tell the truth."

    I think you need you go back and look at Ted's history. Here are just a few: On the floor of the Senate he called the Senate majority leader a lier and backed it up with undisputed facts; When talking to Palestinian Christians (who HATE Jews) he is stood up for Israel; when the "no borders" crowd had an illegal alien try to bait him, he calmly explained to her that her parents put her in a bad situation and Mexico's laws are much more stringent than heavily enforced than the US; he has successfully argued cases in the US Supreme Court; he actively pushed and won bi-partisan support for cross state internet sales; which was threatening internet innovation, etc... .

    Just a few years ago, Ted was the darling of FR.

    Politics is a blood sport and elections are for people with sharp elbows and thick skins. Every election a false flag operation is run.

    Trump is my second choice, but no one bluffs and blusters like Trump.

    Trump's use of profanity, shows me that he has to mature (I was in the Marine Corps and for a period of time I used F*** in every tense except as an adverb); otherwise he will turn-off a lot conservatives that he will need in the general election.

    We do the Right no good by tearing up the two most likely to be nominated.

    A few days ago, Jim Robinson posted a very thoughtful vanity about Cruz. Please go look it up.

  • Moore’s law really is dead this time (Link Only due to copyright restrictions)

    02/11/2016 9:26:06 AM PST · 3 of 18
    fini to Swordmaker

    It really doesn’t hurt to put a few comments telling us about the post. When I see these links with no explanation, I immediately think- “blogpimp.”

  • On the Meaning of "Natural Born Citizen"

    02/07/2016 12:02:54 PM PST · 75 of 96
    fini to Robert DeLong
    When I went to law school in the 1990s I took a constitutional law class from a very gifted professor. He was a liberal, but in the 1960s sense- challenge authority, but know what you are talking about- feelings were for elections, but logic was for needed for the law. He was exceptional at cutting through the complex, but loved the minutia.

    In fact, he liked to start the class a bit of minutia as a way for introducing a new section or concept. Interestingly enough "natural born citizen" was one of those teasers (long before Obama was a US senator). To cut to the chase, my professor's opinion was that if citizenship was granted as a right (no bureaucrat approval required), then that person was a natural born citizen. Now I'm certain that there are a lot of wrinkles in applying that concept, but if you start from that position, then a lot of clarity can be brought quickly to an individual case.

  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:57:52 AM PST · 7 of 164
    fini to Just mythoughts

    Interesting you would say that and have that scriptural quote after your screen name. Could you could explain the disconnect?

  • BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as 'overweight' or 'obese,' study says

    02/06/2016 4:41:40 PM PST · 11 of 22
    fini to goodwithagun
    BMI may have made sense a century ago, when meat was scarce, nutritious foods were expensive and people did not lift weights. It makes no sense now.

    I used to lift weights and when in my prime, I was on the edge of my BMI labeling me being obese. I took no drugs, ate very little grains, minimized my sugar intake and drank alcohol infrequently; but I ate piles of meat, vegetables, and fruits. My body fat was so low that you could see the veins in my abdomen.

    Your average non-professional athlete today (including high school students) carry much more muscle than professional athletes did 50 years ago.

  • Debt, defaults, and devaluations: why this market crash is like nothing we've seen before

    02/06/2016 8:53:44 AM PST · 37 of 62
    fini to kearnyirish2

    I really like that term. I'm going to use it and see if it catches on. I will of course give you credit. May your FR handle become as well known as "Buckhead" and "Aliveritas."

  • A Simple Guide for Buying and Carrying a Self-Defense Handgun

    02/03/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · 30 of 51
    fini to Pollster1
    I concur, this is a well thought out article. I am a gun guy, and my wife isn't. She shoots a revolver and I shoot whatever I'm interested in.

    On a side note, in the 1980s, my grandmother told me to look in the side cabinet beside her bed and to take the pistol home with me, because she was too old to even pick the thing up (she could barely hold a fork). Not even knowing there was a pistol in the cabinet, I found a beat-up S&W 1917 (a revolver made during WWI and chambered for the 45acp.). My grandfather had put it there when he went off to fight in WWII (1942). My grandmother had never touched it. So I took this 60+ year old pistol that was loaded 40 years earlier to the range. Without even dusting it off, I fired all six shots off without a hitch.

  • To Understand Trump, You Must Read "Art of the Deal"

    01/24/2016 2:15:55 PM PST · 20 of 23
    fini to buwaya
    "Infantry Attacks." It was required reading for all Marine Corps Lieutenants in the 1980s. I don't know if it is still required reading. It was about Rommel's experiences in WWI. If I remember correctly, he spent most of his fighting in the Alps and away from the static trenches (that WWI was known for).

    It is a really good book, that showed how initiative, doing the unexpected and really pushing your people could pay huge dividends.

    There are actually two versions of the book. One version is the original book, the other version was printed in WWII for the allies to read. The WWII version edited out parts that showed our WWII friends in less than a favorable light.

  • A Day at The Gun Range

    01/24/2016 1:41:42 PM PST · 43 of 45
    fini to Gadsden1st

    Try About 20 days ago, I bought 1000 rds of Winchester 22LR for about $90 including shipping.