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  • San Francisco Man Found After 18 Days in Mendocino Forest

    10/14/2013 11:37:41 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Freedom4US to nickcarraway

    This guy is in BIG trouble - didn’t he know about the shutdown?!!?? Lock him up.

  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 10:37:06 AM PDT · 140 of 315
    Freedom4US to VerySadAmerican

    One can tell right away who the “enemy” might be if you have ears to the ground - noticed an esp. visceral response from libbie friends about the “tea party”; and a decided sense that they particularly need some sort of scapegoat du jour to feel justified. Typically, if one brings facts, logic, or reason to a discussion or debate, it rapidly devolves into namecalling - watch for it - and is part of the strategy utilized (when people aren’t buying what they are selling) pick a target, isolate it, polarize it, demonize it, ridicule, etc. The problem is decent, hardworking everday folks are just that - decent people! So, they are susceptible to what are known as “thought ending cliches” - words or phrases that are so emotionally loaded or have the purported ability to end the debate.

    In years past the demarcation line was clearly evident when, having lost any rational discussion or debate, “Well, you just listen to Rush Limbaugh...” as if that is the end of the discussion on any subject, and more importantly, by conflating things that aren’t part of the discussion.
    The important thing isn’t whether the person being attacked listens to Rush or watches “Faux News”, rather it’s clear to me that it’s the person making ad hominems doesn’t listen to Rush, only what they have been told about Rush. What is happenin’ here is pretty dang clear, setting up “straw man” acceptable designated objects of derision and utilizing the power of the press and bully pulpit to work over everyone’s guilt gland.

  • Authorities Tell Memorial Mower: Get Lost

    10/09/2013 4:21:16 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    Freedom4US to zeestephen

    We’re gonna have to think outside the box here pretty quick looks like.. jus sayin’.

  • SUPER-RALLY AGAINST PRESIDENT IN WORKS

    10/09/2013 4:06:45 PM PDT · 126 of 144
    Freedom4US to fabian

    A lot of stuff that sounded “nutty” even just a few years ago doesn’t sound nutty now, because things are crazier than that. Hm.

  • OLLIE NORTH RAISING MONEY TO SEND FAMILIES TO DOVER TO RECEIVE THE REMAINS OF THE KILLED...

    10/08/2013 6:44:41 PM PDT · 28 of 46
    Freedom4US to blueyon

    I donated. Tough to believe!

  • Foods to Stock Up on -- or Not

    03/25/2013 5:11:30 PM PDT · 34 of 83
    Freedom4US to freedumb2003

    MRE’s keep just fine, in the same manner that conventional canned food will. They must be protected from freezing, and high temperatures. The menu selection in recent years has expanded considerably, though the quality in my opinion, is lacking somewhat. That holds true with “civilian” food as well. For old times sake I sampled a few meals from from the 1980s last year and they were absolutely fine. That is, as “fine” as they ever were, which leads me to my next point. While stockpiling a few dozen cases makes sense, MREs and Freeze-Dried are generally expensive and not all that familiar to most.

    Grocery store foods offer a better value and taste, if not convenience. That said don’t let shelf life claims dissuade you from military rations, if stored at reasonable temps there is no problem. They are cheaper than Freeze Dried and have more calories.

  • Bacon Enthusiasts Converge in Iowa for Festival.

    02/10/2013 12:40:28 AM PST · 22 of 65
    Freedom4US to Revolting cat!

    Fakin’ Bacon? Ick, that’s just... Wrong.

    On a lark ordered some fancy applewood smoked bacon from out of state mail order catalog. It was good, but didn’t find it better by any stretch than the stuff at the grocery store. So we got that goin’ for us, that’s nice.

    Fried eggs are good with bacon, but a little heavy - what goes better imo is poached in water (runny yolks) over toast w/ lots of dairy butter. A side of hash browns (cheaper the better) white pepper with grated onion and velveeta. Grape jelly on toast, coffee, juice rounds out a good breakfast.

    Sausage gravy over drop bisquits ifn real hungry, maybe pancakes and maple syrup. Not all at once, usually.

  • Famed Roman Shipwreck Could Be Two

    02/09/2013 8:30:11 PM PST · 10 of 12
    Freedom4US to lafroste

    When I first read about the Antikithera mechanism as a kid, the story was that it was found by “sponge divers”. I pictured a couple kids my age in a rowboat or something, goofing off on a summer day, in ten feet of water.

    In those days sponge diving was an industrial affair, with brutal working conditions and a very high mortality rate, because “the bends” wasn’t properly understood, and primitive dive gear.

  • A US Default Would Be The Financial Equivalent Of This Painting Of Hell

    01/14/2013 5:57:11 PM PST · 22 of 37
    Freedom4US to FredZarguna

    Gentlemen...

    I noticed one can get the same treatment when cashing savings bonds even with an account! It is true that savings bonds can be cashed anywhere, but they don’t like it because of the time involved even if you have an account. Even if not a customer, they are probably compensated tho not much, by Treasury or something. They are required yes, tho a stack of bonds can take a half hour? It’s nice to call them ahead of time, too - even tho I had an account (checking) it was still a hassle with all that. And paper bonds have no longer been issued it’s electronic ledger book entries only. It can only get worse as time goes by and they are less common. In order to purchase bonds (and notes and bills and other things like TIPS) one has to open a Treasury account. And then you can head back to your friendly bank, because it has to be done in person iirc!

    The teller even put a one day hold before the deposit could be transferred to another named account? Get this, I had cash in hand, and if I had thought of it at the time I would have re-deposited some of the cash directly into the account! I was pondering a 1 day hold on Savings Bonds, I guess.

    Pretty much all banks and institutions are not keen on doing anything financial unless one is a customer i.e. has an account. That’s not news.

  • CalPERS slams San Bernardino for 'sham' bankruptcy

    12/18/2012 7:50:07 PM PST · 6 of 11
    Freedom4US to kingu

    If bondholders get stiffed, won’t interest rates for munis go WAY up?

  • Rock blasting set on drought-plagued Miss. River

    12/17/2012 6:38:11 PM PST · 8 of 9
    Freedom4US to bleach

    Pollution is a political term, not a scientific one.

  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Talks Gun ‘Confiscation’

    12/17/2012 3:14:39 PM PST · 85 of 96
    Freedom4US to grobdriver

    It’s possible there was more than one shooter involved.

  • University of Detroit Students Help Homeowners In Fight Against Police Pension Fund

    12/17/2012 4:04:40 AM PST · 6 of 6
    Freedom4US to Lorianne

    This isn’t written that well, or at least tough to follow - and not a real estate guru. Buying a house on contract, the “homeowners” don’t own anything, but then, Paramount doesn’t either, if back taxes weren’t paid when they bought the properties at the initial foreclosure. So who really owns the properties anyway, and has standing to foreclose?

    One adage, too, have heard is never buy or sell real estate without legal representation. Being “assured” that back taxes were paid on a foreclosed property doesn’t cut it. Their monthly nut that would normally go to Paramount, hopefully they set that aside in a sort of Escrow. For that matter, are the current residents in the homes the same folks who were foreclosed before, how much are the back taxes?

  • Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

    12/16/2012 8:56:29 AM PST · 22 of 87
    Freedom4US to Salamander

    That’s the real story - they don’t hate guns, they hate YOU.

  • Senate Judiciary Chairman: Let’s Legalize 1 Oz. of Pot Nationwide

    12/16/2012 3:00:51 AM PST · 63 of 70
    Freedom4US to C210N

    Might be a good time for a National Conversation on WTF happened to Washington...

    Consider that Prohibition - or Volstead Act, outlawed the sale of booze, beer and wine. They needed, and passed a constitutional amendment to make it happen. So what was different then, or has changed since that time, that Weed or Light Bulbs or Low Flow Toilets doesn’t require anything of the sort?

  • Senate Judiciary Chairman: Let’s Legalize 1 Oz. of Pot Nationwide

    12/15/2012 5:26:38 PM PST · 38 of 70
    Freedom4US to redpoll

    That there’s funny, I don’t care who you are!

    I thought it was “interesting” that a lot of folks seem to want to “legalize” it, however it seems that what they are most interested in are tax receipts - e.g. money. I think in Washington state, “they” made sure that individuals cannot grow their own, at home, or whatever for personal consumption.

    This is truly a schizophrenic nation. Believe it or not, there was one (1) good bill that J.E. Carter signed into law - ending prohibition era laws, ah, prohibiting home brewed beer. I don’t smoke pot, this should be handled the same way. Let people grow their own weed at home (but not sell it, just as alcohol sales are unlawful) and they won’t be criminals anymore, and are mostly harmless anyway. Useless, maybe, but that’s another issue.

  • David Brooks: "I Think If We're Going To Control Guns, We Really Have To Do It Massive"

    12/15/2012 3:47:44 PM PST · 55 of 127
    Freedom4US to bmwcyle

    While certainly plausible, this can be looked at in the context of those books on “Subliminal Advertising” in the 1970s that were all the rage - you know, the ones that claimed print ads, among other things, had the words like SEX hidden in the ice cubes, and installed on Ritz crackers.

    Somebody pointed out, why bother with all that, when movies and popular culture is filled with pornography and violence. Children observe something like 8,000 murders on Television before age 18, bombarded with sexual imagery, minds twisted in schools, video games, denigration of Faith and morals in the public sphere etc. In that sense there is no need for MKultra type spook stuff on lone nutcases, it’s right out front and center and a sort of public policy.

  • AutoZone Fires Employee Who Prevented Robbery

    12/01/2012 3:11:53 PM PST · 16 of 29
    Freedom4US to SkyDancer

    I realize this is satire (though of course difficult to tell), but it seems to me a good homeowner’s insurance policy, particularly an Umbrella policy should cover that, at least folks outside the corporate world aka “citizens” or “residents”.

  • In 1929, Deflation Started In Europe Before Overtaking The U.S.

    11/30/2012 4:48:58 PM PST · 13 of 24
    Freedom4US to greeneyes

    The inflation is already baked in, imo. The “problem” is, it isn’t linear and it doesn’t happen right away. When it does, watch out. The “experts” in the 1970s were confounded because, something happened that according to them, just was not possible - high inflation and high unemployment. So a new term - stagflation - was coined.

    Hyperinflation is a different animal altogether. It occurs when confidence in the currency is lost altogether.

  • Gold Just Tanked, Silver Tanked, And Oil Is Sliding

    11/28/2012 8:24:30 AM PST · 74 of 151
    Freedom4US to pgkdan

    $30 isn’t worth mentioning - about the “premium” or retail markup of one coin.

    And this is just the flailing of a rigged futures markup. For that matter, it will go right back up for a week.

  • Gold Confiscation Not A Possibility by Jim Sinclair

    11/24/2012 8:14:46 PM PST · 46 of 54
    Freedom4US to Attention Surplus Disorder

    Maybe Mr. Sinclair is correct - look at this way.

    Leaving aside (for the moment) the “unfunded” obligations of Social Security and Medicaire, estimated somwhere between 120 and 220 Trillion, there is currently (that we know about, anyway) 16 Trillion dollar debt that is owed.

    How much would that be in gold? Well, a lot. I’m not the best at math, but if I recall correctly, gold is measured in Troy ounces, not avoirdupois. So, a “ton of gold” would be, or pretty close to 32,150 Troy ounces.

    Now, since we’re buying in quantity - we get a discount to current spot price @ $1750 smooth, - and so the current national debt as it stands now is approx. equal to 284,381 tons of gold. Current stock of US Monetary gold stands at around 8,000 tons, so we’ve got a bit of work ahead of us.

    Then we can get serious about Social Security, and Medicaire, and Obamacaire, and Carbon Tax.. etc.

  • Gold Confiscation Not A Possibility by Jim Sinclair

    11/24/2012 7:30:34 PM PST · 44 of 54
    Freedom4US to SkyPilot

    Perhaps - there may be a bit of that. The flip side to that argument I’ve noticed for some years now, I wonder if those who talk about confiscation don’t at least unconsciously want it to be so. It’s an extension of the rabid anti-gold folks - gold was ignored or derided for many years, and its adherents derided as cranks. Now that’s fine, everyone has their opinion, and they’re welcome to it.

    But the People Who Really Hate Gold always seemed.. a bit more driven somehow, more motivated. The classic, really, is this nutcase on the Marketwatch comment boards who for several years derided “goldbugs” constantly, saying it was overpriced and due for a crash. Maybe. But kept at it when gold was $400... $500.. $600... My point is, nobody takes time out of their day every day to jump on some stock discussion board and start nagging on folks for buying Microsoft stock. No, with these folks it’s an OBSESSION. What was most interesting though, as the price of gold
    continued to rise past $1800, after years of calling gold a “stupid thing” and all manner of specious arguments, this poster decided that the government should now steal it. Now, we all know that was the underlying sentiment all along - control freaks are, well, control freaks.

    My contention is that even some gold bugs want “confiscation”, probably because they associate such notions with FDR, Ft. Knox, a relatively secure childhood or stories of same, and a period of economic stability that no longer exists. Somebody to “take care” of things. Uncle Sugar, why, he’s good for it - gubbmint has all that money! See where I’m going with that?

  • Gold Confiscation Not A Possibility by Jim Sinclair

    11/24/2012 6:52:36 PM PST · 42 of 54
    Freedom4US to zagger

    Oh, I get it - the FINAL, final hyperinflatiion only lasted a few months, after years of hyperinflation.

    After all, I could have looked at a chart??? DANG! Why didn’t I THINK of that . Sheesh. It’s all so clear to me now, when I knew nothing about it before. I bow to your superior wisdom and understanding, etc. Begging your forgiveness...

  • Gold Confiscation Not A Possibility by Jim Sinclair

    11/24/2012 5:26:49 PM PST · 38 of 54
    Freedom4US to zagger

    Weimar inflation, while it went especially nonsensical in 1923, it went went on for many years, in fits and starts, and at times even showed signs of leveling off or moderating before starting up again. It had the effect of people thinking that maybe the government had things under control. Lasted far longer than a few months.

    It DID show up out of the blue e.g. “like lightning it struck... it was terrible..” As one man recounted.

  • Gold Confiscation Not A Possibility by Jim Sinclair

    11/24/2012 5:19:35 PM PST · 37 of 54
    Freedom4US to drpix

    What I recall reading, it was very common for Argentinians to have dollar denominated bank accounts. What the government did, was convert those accounts into Peso accounts. And then restrict withdrawals to a trifling amount of the trifle purchasing power it represented.

    This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, which explains the existence of overseas accounts going back centuries. From time to time, creditors say “no more” and people get left holding the bag. Just prior to WW first, thousands of tourists were left stranded on the continent or in London, because overnight their checks drawn on foreign banks were not honored anymore. In more recent decades, those holding dollars, at least outside banking circles in the parasite, er, host country, did quite well. Deutschmarks, Swiss Francs, and other currencies issued by stable governments did quite well.

    Sinclair brings up a valid point - why is gold subject to such visceral anger, but not say, Yahoo stock or Muni bonds? I don’t care what other people do with their money, or at least not enough to make it a full time hobby trying to dissuade people with arguments like “it’s really heavy”. Hm.

  • Gold Confiscation Not A Possibility by Jim Sinclair

    11/24/2012 5:02:12 PM PST · 36 of 54
    Freedom4US to Navy Patriot

    That’s not quite what happened.

    Gold (an element of the Periodic Table, 79 AU) was criminalized, which is kind of bizarre. It was confiscation in the sense thatt they gave people pieces of paper in exchange. Numismatic coins having “special collector” value were exempt, and individuals were allowed to keep $100 of regular issue coins, or about five Troy ounces. They didn’t wait “a few years” to ramp up the price, though.

    And plenty of people were apparently tipped off ahead of time, because of the staggering huge number of US coins that were leaving America for Europe just prior to the ban. Pre-1933 US coinage is relatively common today, because of this early bird expatriation.

    FDR ran on a campaign of strict adherence to a strong dollar gold standard. Go figure.

    Just as importantly, the government reneged on gold bonds, sold to help pay for the first wars of the world, stiffing the flyover rubes yet again. Another casualty were gold clause contracts, where long term financial contracts were routinely denominated in ounces of gold, because 99 year leases have no meaning when expressed in paper money. You end up renting a whole skyscraper for a few thousand dollars a month by the end of the lease.

    What Roosevelt did was worse than all this, because he repudiated contract law. As far as future monkey business in this area, someone would have to make the case that the US needs to return to the gold standard, so far that has decidedly not been the case. The immediate effect would be that the US would then lose all its remaining gold. People tend to forget just why it was Mr. Nixon felt compelled to renege on that last remaining link to gold and let currencies float.

    And such a move (confiscation/criminalization) would likely be counterproductive and tend to call into question any number of assumptions about the state of affairs. For one thing, “they” already stole the largest pile ever recorded in human history, some 10,000 tons, under the guise that “hoarding” is “against public policy” (though presumably, when it’s stored in one location aka Ft. Knox, that isn’t “hoarding.”

    Trying to be objective as possible, I just don’t see such a move as being too shrewd and would only serve to make an already skeptical everbody even more so. I suppose they can take the normal psy-op method and brand everyone who has a coin collection a Tourist, lumped in with bitter clingers, smokers, sane individuals, etc. And offer rewards (not in gold, probably?) to turn in those Evil Speculators.

    You can bet your bottom Peace Dollar all those folks in years past when gold was $262 who were almost apoplectic whenever purchasing gold was suggested will be first in line to turn in their fellow comrade. FDR had the crime punishable by a year in jail and $10,000 - about $890,000 in todays money - er, in gold.

    Just remember - nobody could see this coming.

  • TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots: Co. offered shots for free (Cincinnati)

    11/24/2012 4:11:44 PM PST · 108 of 258
    Freedom4US to steve86

    To add to this toxic brew of discussion, note that as far as drug companies go, manufacturing vaccines isn’t particularly high on their list of things they want to do. Profit margins aren’t very good, and the potential liability (from lawsuits, justified or not) is off the charts. It’s a shame that this has been allowed to occur.

    A good primer on this is to research the history of the Polio epidemics that were once common in the US - the Salk and Sabin vaccines, initially had some problems - and in some cases iirc from my reading of history, recipients contracted Polio who were otherwise healthy.

    The wind up to all this, it’s doubtful a Polio vaccine introduced now would pass muster these days? I dunno.

  • President Obama's Debt, Measured in Gold

    11/06/2012 8:17:06 AM PST · 6 of 16
    Freedom4US to Defiant

    Assuming it’s there, and assuming it’s not swapped, lent, pledged, pawned, hypothecated or re-hypotecated, about 2 to 3 months worth of government spending.

  • Everything -- Except the Polls -- Points to a Romney Landslide

    11/05/2012 4:40:09 PM PST · 41 of 42
    Freedom4US to bigbob

    Polling as propaganda - as part of the means to effect public opinion, is certainly not new. At least since (before) World War I...

  • EPA Planning Scorched Earth Assault on Coal

    11/05/2012 6:28:44 AM PST · 14 of 44
    Freedom4US to chrisser

    If we had representatives with balls, it would be fairly trivial. Congress can simply refuse to allocate taxpayer dollars for a given organization.

    Since this is never discussed much less implemented it’s clear that both parties aren’t serious about these kinds of things.

    America is the “Saudi Arabia” of coal, with enough to last for hundreds of years. It’s relatively cheap, and dependable, and not required to send our money to overseas interests. It provides jobs to Americans - good paying jobs - and also to folks who might not have doctorates in navel gazing.

    The problem we have faced as a people is the myriad organizations that have sprung up in recent decades both governmental and otherwise, that are not elected and unnacountable, (not that our elected reps are accountable) ; these are tailor made for control-freak wack jobs to implement far reaching policies without public or business review, and this isby design. That is the statist way in modern politics, legislation and legislators are just for show, the courts, lawyers, and NGOs and such actually run the show.

  • FEMA Out of Water, No Delivery Until Monday

    11/03/2012 3:29:11 PM PDT · 197 of 303
    Freedom4US to PapaBear3625

    There are macro issues and micro issues here. Part of the problem, actual leadership has been deemphasized in our culture, in favor of “consensus building” that of course is just nonsense and by definition a lack of leadership.

    Today we have multiple layers of parallel organizations that have overlapping duties but don’t seem to do much of anything, except spend ridiculous amounts of money.

    Right off the top of my head, the friggin’ Post Office could have a National Food and Water drive for Hurricane Impacted Areas, just like they do annually for the food bank drive. I probably have a case or two of bottled water and canned goods laying around. Multiply THAT by everybody in the country, and USE THE INFRASTRUCTURE WE HAVE already in place. There would be a massive supply in place and delivered door to door, that’s their job.

    Instead everybody just stands around and waits for somebody else it’s not my department to “do something”.

  • Beckel On Romney Poll Lead: 'It's Over'

    10/19/2012 5:41:45 AM PDT · 20 of 22
    Freedom4US to sirchtruth

    John Williams, at shadowstats.com, with the same government data but the methodology government used prior to the 1990s claims the unemployment figure at 22%, not 14%, and not 7.8%.

  • "Obama-size It!" (Price of Food)

    10/18/2012 6:13:10 AM PDT · 26 of 39
    Freedom4US to carriage_hill

    That’s a good idea - my drip coffee maker chokes on fine grind though.

    For long term storage, canned coffee tastes about as good as it ever would, that is, not that great. To get around that, and for the fancy arabica stuff, stashed 30 or 40 pounds of green coffee, beans are easy to roast and the quality is excellent, and green coffee stores for many years.

  • "Obama-size It!" (Price of Food)

    10/18/2012 5:50:21 AM PDT · 15 of 39
    Freedom4US to carriage_hill

    Hey! That looks like a conventional light bulb there buddy... Obviously you’re some kind of radical.

    Not only are prices going up at the retail level, and product size or weight reduced, don’t forget the basic quality itself is also just not the same. For just one example, major branded coffees. I like the fancy stuff too, but mostly we drink whatever’s on sale, Folger’s, Maxwell House, etc. And their “classic” doesn’t taste anything at all like it did for decades.

  • How High Have Gas Prices Risen Over the Years?

    10/18/2012 5:32:54 AM PDT · 20 of 23
    Freedom4US to ravenwolf

    People talk a lot these days about gold, but I don’t think anybody ever filled the tank with eagles.

    But up until 1965, while the dollar was officially “backed” by at least some gold, the dimes, quarters, and halves weren’t “backed” by anything, they didn’t need to be, they were made with 90% silver.

    While direct comparisons can’t necessarily be made, it is inescapable that your $1.50 an hour job translates today to about $30 an hour, at least that’s the buy price for silver coinage right now. A silver quarter is “worth” about five bucks. So the question is of course, did the price of gasoline go up, or did the dollar go down?

  • Debate Format

    10/17/2012 11:37:29 AM PDT · 6 of 15
    Freedom4US to HDCochran

    Heart rate monitor, BP, voice stress analyzer, and skin conductivity would be useful too. Basically, a lie detector onscreen in real time.

  • Justice Stevens: 'Maybe You Have Some Kind of Constitutional Right to a Cell Phone...'

    10/17/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT · 50 of 78
    Freedom4US to VRWCmember

    Ya gotta be kiddin’ me!

    These people are infantilized. The number of logical errors in this piece led me to believe it was somebody’s idea of a joke. Every statement started, or at least ended ended with a false premise, or a non-sequiter.

    Stevens may well be losing his mind.

    It’s amusing, sort of, to note how far the left has been able to inculcate the notion of “rights” existing where the constitution is silent, however, where certain specific rights are spelled out as black letter law, they deny that, claim the intent was something else altogether, and that we mere mortals cannot possibly understand what the founding dads actually wrote and should rely on their interpretation.

    While all the questions and assumptions were especially bad, the idea that the “right” to call 911 and expect “self-defense” from a third party, in this case police or sheriff, is a more direct expression of the 2nd Amendment takes a major league brand of stupid, and all the more so since SCOTUS has opined in a ruling that there is no specific right to police protection. Stevens has to know this.

  • Justice Stevens: 'Maybe You Have Some Kind of Constitutional Right to a Cell Phone...'

    10/17/2012 7:43:20 AM PDT · 34 of 78
    Freedom4US to VRWCmember

    This is Satire guys...

  • Gibbs on Fox and Friends....

    10/17/2012 5:28:19 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    Freedom4US to bryan999

    Is that some kind of cooking program? Never had Fox, bet it’s kind of gamey.

  • D.C. Council signals turn on traffic-camera fines

    10/17/2012 4:57:22 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    Freedom4US to Venturer

    It it’s “only about safety”, as is always the claim, and not about revenue, then surely no objection would be raised to earmarking those fines solely for property tax relief to seniors, veterans, disabled, charity, etc.

    Right? Right?

    Crickets chirping...

  • CDC says another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis in U.S. outbreak (over 230 cases now)

    10/16/2012 5:33:54 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    Freedom4US to Paladin2

    Has anyone heard if the components or precursors of the medicine were sourced from outside the U.S., or from you know where?

  • Let It Be Known That No Financial Crisis Was Ever Caused by Stable Money

    10/16/2012 8:03:39 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    Freedom4US to tbw2

    Not even close. At current prices the government holds enough to run operations for a month or two, and they had to steal every bitl of that back in Grandad’s day. It’s a huge pile to be sure, though equal in value to just one major company on the stock exchange - say, Apple Inc.

  • Jim Rogers: It's Going To Get Really "Bad After The Next Election"

    10/15/2012 4:19:06 AM PDT · 23 of 49
    Freedom4US to Mad Dawgg

    Well, we’re on a PhD standard. And those guys are smart. Really, really smart.

    Did I say those guys are smart?

  • Santa doesn’t smoke a pipe in PC rewrite of 'Twas the Night'

    10/14/2012 5:54:52 PM PDT · 21 of 34
    Freedom4US to dead
    “Santa has stopped smoking, and 2012 is the year he quit, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.”

    Rauchen Verboten, Ja!!!
  • Strange door-to-door election request - anyone else heard of this? (vanity)

    10/13/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT · 20 of 56
    Freedom4US to AUJenn

    You’d be shocked at what people can get away with, provided they “look” legitimate, uniform, and yes, a clipboard.

    One classic example was some fellows who pulled up to a 7-11 in a van and some kind of uniforms and said “We’re here to pick up the ATM”. No problem, the clerk even helped them load it up. Just sayin’.

    Yeah, the whole thing sounds hinky. Don’t talk to pollsters on the telephone, either imo., ever. Think about this for a minute, how people are genuinely flattered when complete strangers ask intimate personal questions, and then sell this data, etc.

    Nutty as hell.

  • True story at a Ford dealership. Pass it on!! The whole country has to know.

    10/13/2012 6:21:10 PM PDT · 21 of 106
    Freedom4US to digger48

    It seems to be SOP, have noticed, after ringing up a couple hundred dollars worth of nothing but steaks, chops, etc, and paying with someone else’s rapidly devaluing money, to have a stocker carry it out to their car for them. They think it’s real funny, no doubt.

  • I.M.F. meeting concludes with dire economic outlook and pleas to the U.S.

    10/13/2012 1:08:29 PM PDT · 3 of 6
    Freedom4US to Paladin2

    Probably not if you know what’s in store.

  • Melanie Griffith Calls Republicans 'Mean, Negative and Compassion Free'

    10/13/2012 12:59:19 PM PDT · 45 of 62
    Freedom4US to drewh

    What a ditz. Why would anyone care what she thinks? The truth of the matter, “liberals” are always compassionate with someone else’s money - not their own. That is how they “feel” - Thou Shalt Not Steal, Except By Majority Vote, the post-modern equivalent of tithing. Just vote for politicians who promise to steal from someone and give to someone else. Corporate welfare isn’t any better, though hearing these wack jobs talk about compassion is quite enough.

  • Body Found In Colorado Is That Of Missing Girl Jessica Ridgeway, Authorities Confirm

    10/12/2012 7:31:45 PM PDT · 63 of 82
    Freedom4US to cherry

    It very well “could be”, though that’s not the way to bet, see where I’m going with that?

  • Body Found In Colorado Is That Of Missing Girl Jessica Ridgeway, Authorities Confirm

    10/12/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT · 25 of 82
    Freedom4US to Lizavetta

    Used to be somewhat agnostic. Over the years, ironically enough, my own research has realized there is (apart from the shocking headlines) unspeakable evil in our midst, that I believe is luciferian, or cult-like groups of highly organized devil worshippers. Unfortunately, popular culture and the legal system has gone to great lengths to remove morality and God from the public sphere.

    This is hailed as progress, I suppose. Unfortunately without morality (not that I’m a saint or anything) there is a vacuum of a sort, if people don’t believe in something they will fall for anything. Whoever did this is posessed by a demon, I don’t care what anybody says, and equally guilty, really, are those who allow or aid in the deconstruction of a just and moral society.