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Posts by harpseal

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  • Suit to Challenge Administration on Gun Law

    03/18/2004 2:21:51 PM PST · 15 of 19
    harpseal to Beelzebubba
    Does anyone have a hint as to what they are really objecting to here?

    Any firearm not in the hands of a gibbermint agent.

  • Men Posing as Officers Invade NW Houston Home

    03/18/2004 2:20:35 PM PST · 10 of 25
    harpseal to Travis McGee
    But it's worth compiling these stories for another reason: if anyone ever blasts real cops as they bust in on a wrong-address no-knock raid, these fake-cop stories will be useful in defense.

    Now when one of the local officers comes knocking on my door it is ususally someone I know asking for some advice on what to do to improve their shooting habits. The door is always opened and they are invited in for coffee or something stronger.

    A no knock raid in the middle of the night would be met with accurate fire from firearm. I might go down but I would exact a price. Of course a no-knock raid in teh middle of the night is IMHO rather unlikely unless the Feds get the wrong address.

  • Anti-Firearms Letter From Berkeley

    03/18/2004 2:13:55 PM PST · 32 of 73
    harpseal to Travis McGee
    Who knows maybe just maybe she might learn something but I do doubt it.
  • U.S. Tax Code Provisions Encourage Offshore Jobs

    03/18/2004 2:10:35 PM PST · 29 of 43
    harpseal to ninenot; clamper1797; sarcasm; BrooklynGOP; A. Pole; Zorrito; GiovannaNicoletta; Caipirabob; ...
    Ping
  • Powell Reassures India on Technology Jobs

    03/18/2004 10:08:13 AM PST · 82 of 153
    harpseal to First_Salute
    I do agree we need to reduce the burden on budiness but I find it interesting that Powell is trying to get India to reduce its trade barriers and not threatening some kind of retaliation in thi srealm. Everyone talks about us starting a trade war.

    We are already in a trade war being waged against the USA by India China and some other nations all we are doing is disarming in the face of attacks.

    Merely another example of the White House caving in when they should stand tough.

  • Outsourcing can't be part of bilateral talks with US

    03/16/2004 6:41:25 AM PST · 10 of 12
    harpseal to dalebert
    Some companies must outsource to stay alive.

    Then perhaps they should be the ones which are subject to the famous creative destruction as they cntribute little iif any to the US Economy.

    More seriously the USA must demand that India remove its high tariffs andf other restrictions on entry of US goods and services to its markets if they wish to continue to freely export to the USA.

  • Dems demagoguing protectionism adds up to economic nonsense

    03/16/2004 5:50:04 AM PST · 4 of 7
    harpseal to Buckeye McFrog
    What the Democrats did was put into effect permanent MFN status for China, and agree to the current rules of the WTO which allow "Developing economies" like China and India to masintain high tariff barriers to American products and services while having free access to American markets.

    Remember these are Clinton's trade policies in place and they are admittedly a form of wealth redistribution from the USA to poorer nations. Of course the Democrats will never discuss the truth and too many Republicans are in love with the rhetoric of Free Trade to lok at what we really are facing.

  • The 'Exporting Jobs' Scam by Harry Browne

    03/15/2004 5:18:10 PM PST · 36 of 42
    harpseal to Arkinsaw; JTG
    Actually it is very easy to make sense when one is not looking at the facts and putting up a straw man. The big problem is taxpayersubsidies for overseas investment, markets taht are not open to US produced goods and services, currency manipulations, government regulations on doing business in the USa and a tax structure that penalizes companies producing in the USA. All these problems need to be fixed.
  • Since Spain has essentially surrendered in the WOT, these questions MUST be asked:

    03/15/2004 6:32:34 AM PST · 46 of 184
    harpseal to Blood of Tyrants
    Clearly the Spanish precedent will be noticed by the Al Qaeda leadership. Will they try it here I would guess yes. Will it cause Kerry to be elected? That is anyone's guess I hope not but I fear yes. needless to say Kerry would start an immediate crackdown on Conservatives because it is our views that antagonize the world.
  • What It Would Take -- A Simple Scenario

    03/15/2004 5:52:44 AM PST · 74 of 74
    harpseal to AntiGuv
    It seems Squantos has listed the tests within the USA proper (lower 48). On this you are obviously contradicted by facts. Fallout danger is most from a major strike with hundreds or perhaps thousands of detonations within a day. One should not misstate risks based upon media coverage over the years. Get the facts about nuclear weapons they are scary enough in themselves without exaggeration.
  • What It Would Take -- A Simple Scenario

    03/14/2004 6:42:07 PM PST · 61 of 74
    harpseal to Squantos; Matthew James
    So many of teh Bush bots on this site less than a month ago were saying it would be a Bush landslide. It will be another very close election IMHO and it could go either way.
  • What It Would Take -- A Simple Scenario

    03/14/2004 6:40:27 PM PST · 60 of 74
    harpseal to Matthew James; SLB
    If Kerry were to get into power and the USA experienced terrorists attacks Kerry would blame his political opponents and try to use the government to get rid of his opposition
  • What It Would Take -- A Simple Scenario

    03/14/2004 6:38:40 PM PST · 59 of 74
    harpseal to AntiGuv
    Do not be so concerned about fallout during teh 1950's and 1960's there were numerous atmospheric tests and most of teh USA recieved fallout as did many other nations. A big hole in the ground may be just what it takes to discourage some of those who are overenthusiastic about killing Americans. I am not yet advocating using them but I am not ruling them out. I was merely pointing out some of the Islamic nations that are not aligned with us.

    IMHO we should not rule out reponding with nuclear weapons in teh event of a Chemical Biological or nuclear attack on US soil if said attack were to kill thoudands.

  • What It Would Take -- A Simple Scenario

    03/14/2004 6:00:39 PM PST · 57 of 74
    harpseal to AntiGuv
    Non US Allies include Syria, The Sudan and several other nations if we include all Islamic nations then Iran is a potential target.
  • More on Kerry's Medals...

    03/12/2004 6:14:58 AM PST · 101 of 126
    harpseal to Travis McGee
    There is a group of game Warden vetrans arround the New London area and though I did not know Kerry personally his reputation there was not good.

    It does irritate me that they might not be justified. All medals are awarded not earned except t
  • Ann Coulter Says Muslims "Smell Bad"; US Muslim Group Demands Media Reject Her

    03/11/2004 3:39:42 PM PST · 212 of 315
    harpseal to MeekOneGOP
    I am sorry for mistaking your quotation of #61 fro your own take. Now in truth Ann Coulter did not accuse Moslems of smelling bad but said their faith told them to spare those who smell bad.
  • Ann Coulter Says Muslims "Smell Bad"; US Muslim Group Demands Media Reject Her

    03/11/2004 3:37:48 PM PST · 210 of 315
    harpseal to Salamander
    You are of course refering to noah Webster who when introduced to some peopel a a party in Hartford overheard one woman say to another My he smells bad doesn't he?

    Mr Webster then in a load voice responded No madam I stink it is you who smell bad.

  • Ann Coulter Says Muslims "Smell Bad"; US Muslim Group Demands Media Reject Her

    03/11/2004 3:33:04 PM PST · 208 of 315
    harpseal to MeekOneGOP
    I disagree with your charactyerization of Ann Coulter. She plays the game of giving Democrats back what they dish out and they scream foul repeatedly.
  • Jack Ryan says free market will create new jobs

    03/11/2004 9:48:52 AM PST · 70 of 72
    harpseal to JohnnyZ
    First off I am not a Buchanana follower I am a Conservative.

    Second and foremost you are either mistaken on your historical facts which since I asked you to show some facts and you attacked instead I must conclude you are merely another lying dDemocrat seeking to hurt the Republican Candidate in Illinois Mr. Ryan by defending him withlies.

    Your complete ignorance of teh details of Smoot Hawley which contradict your statements and the mischaracterization of Fordney McCumber tariffs and teh economic effects associated with them merely shows you to be another gun grabbing anti-American Democrat who is trying to harm any Republican.

  • Jack Ryan says free market will create new jobs

    03/11/2004 7:35:03 AM PST · 68 of 72
    harpseal to JohnnyZ
    Excuse me the 1920's were normally regarded as a time of an expanding American Economy and the Fordney-McCumber tariff was given much of the credit for that. Now as to your qupting some propagandist for "Free Trade" when dicussing history I would suggest you learn some hiostory prior to doing so. Now since foreign trade was at most four percent of the economy please inform me how the actual decrease in foreign trade which was well in place prior to the Smoot Hawley tariffs taking effect lengthened the Great Depression. Show an econometric analysis which backs up this view. Jack Ryan may well be the best candidate for this office but as I stated he has not shown a knowledge of economic history or economics other than spouting the current mantras.

    I further point out NO Conservative supports any bill that restricts the Second Ammendment.

    I realize Illinois is a state where Conservatives have to take what they can get but do not state this gentleman is a rock solid Conservative with these views and do not misstate economic history.

    Did Ryan have a basis for his statement based on reading the conclusions of many reputable economists? Clearly yes. Did that statement show a knowledge of the actual facts. Clearly, No.

    Your mistaterments of history do little to help your preffered candidate and do much to harm him. Why do you persist? Are you actually a Democrat trying to hurt the Republican candidate? Are you merely another shill who will sacrifice every other principle in order to maintain the current fraud caled Free Trade which is merely a set of trade policies designed to discourage investment in the USA in favor of investment in "developing countries" and sociailist economies.