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Posts by jaydee770

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  • Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 8:09:55 AM PDT · 21 of 42
    jaydee770 to Chainmail

    There’s one person who I am *very glad* has no trust in our military: 0bama.

  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    05/25/2015 4:40:32 AM PDT · 58 of 108
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet

    HuffPo never fails to impress me with the depth and breadth of their idiocy. We should just spam their comments with the following two words: “George Santayana”.

  • Squirrel-Bird Feeder Prevention 101

    05/24/2015 7:27:57 AM PDT · 86 of 86
    jaydee770 to Textide
    With the bottom of the bird-feeder 6 feet up and at least 10 feet away from anything squirrels can jump from, I have yet to see a squirrel on my feeders over the past 10+ years.

    (product page at "backyardwildbirds.com")

    Deer on the other hand, will dance around on their hind legs to stand up tall enough to lick the birdseed out. I haven't figured out how to defeat that...

  • OK FReepers, it's the zombie apocalypse. What battle rifle should I buy?

    05/24/2015 6:27:51 AM PDT · 109 of 138
    jaydee770 to Drew68

    Something in .22LR has a lot of potential for versatility.

    If we are truly talking SHTF, there’s no gas and you are on foot, would you rather carry 1000 loose rounds of .22lr in your two front pockets or lug 28lb (1000rds 5.56mm) wherever you go?

    Plus .22lr are ubiquitous. They are sprinkled all over the nation if you stick to popular makes/models, so spare parts should not be problematic.

    Plus, you can build-up the barrel diameter at the muzzle by wrapping it with electrical tape until you can thread a regular old automotive oil filter on it and you have an effective improvised silencer. Don’t even have to drill a hole, the first shot will make the hole right where it needs to be. The sound suppressing performance is as good as a commercial silencer. Only downside is the filter is so big it blocks most regular sights so you have to improvise higher sights. Accuracy is not as good but for reasonably close distances, it works surprisingly well.

    If zombies become a “thing” you can only hope they behave like hollywood zombies (slow, lumbering, dumb), and not european zombies (fast, climber/jumpers). Got a zombie-herd coming at you? Get up above their reach (tree, semi-truck, etc.) and take your time with your suppressed .22lr and your 1000 rounds in your pockets and build a big pile of brain-perforated zombies.

    And .22lr has always been pretty popular with deer poachers. So with a properly placed shot, it is capable...

    With two legged predators, .22lr is not the best combat round. However, if it’s a SHTF situation, medical help will be scarce. I would think getting gut-shot by a .22lr would ruin anyone’s day. A relatively minor leg wound without medical attention could turn fatal. So I would think folks would be very hesitant to risk getting *any* serious injury - bad cut on rusty metal, bone-break, stabbed or shot with anything from a pellet-gun to an elephant gun. So pretty much any gun would be better than no gun.

    Just some things to consider. Didn’t intend to write this much, but it’s coffee time...

  • Ted Cruz and Amnesty: The Telltale Video

    05/23/2015 8:12:13 AM PDT · 67 of 71
    jaydee770 to SeekAndFind

    It’s becoming comically obvious how threatening a Cruz candidacy is to both the GOP and the Left (not to be redundant).

    Keep digging. I can’t say they won’t eventually find some dirt that will make me change my mind - hey, anything’s possible when it comes to politicians - but at this point with Cruz, I rather doubt it. His history isn’t sealed by court record and he isn’t spending millions to conceal it like a lib-tard Dem politician; ergo, he isn’t afraid of what may be found.

    Despite their best efforts, Cruz is still my first choice by a *w-i-d-e* margin.

  • Ted Cruz and Amnesty: The Telltale Video

    05/23/2015 8:03:44 AM PDT · 64 of 71
    jaydee770 to factoryrat

    “...consider the fact that it takes multiple nations scattered across the earth, and millions of third world laborers, to perform same tasks that a handful of skilled Americans could easily accomplish...”

    You said, “...Like most business interests, people chase the best return...”

    Well, that’s sort of the point of “business”, isn’t it? As far as the added, “...at the cost of everyone else...”, both the labor market and the end-consumer market get to decide if that cost is too high by patronizing the business or not.

    If you don’t like cheap 3rd-world crap, don’t buy it and don’t work for the biz selling it. But it seems the vast majority of shoppers don’t mind. I don’t think it’s right and I wish the vast majority of shoppers would resoundingly reject cheap 3rd-world crap, but the fact is *they don’t mind*. They haven’t for decades. They have freely chosen to embrace it.

    You can not fix that by trying to artificially force the end consumer’s market choices (union driven, govt driven or otherwise). I think you fix that by winning the end-consumer’s shopping decision of their own free will and volition. Easier said than done.

  • How the Big Green Egg Became a Phenomenon

    05/23/2015 7:35:52 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    jaydee770 to nickcarraway

    Those things are nice and cook great, but heavy as all get out and you can’t fit a full, 15+lb packer-cut brisket on it.

    Ergo, you need a BGE *AND* an offset stick burner *AND* a weber kettle *AND* a UDS *AND* a stainless gasser *AND*...

    Well, I just happen to think a guy needs the right tool for the job. When it comes to applying heat to meat, I don’t think you can have too many tools, only too few.

    As Bigmista noted:

    Exodus 29:18
    Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD.

    God loves BBQ!

  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/23/2015 6:33:13 AM PDT · 82 of 100
    jaydee770 to wideawake

    “...They belong in prison for what they did...”

    Well, the official crime listed by the State Police (when they turned their own son in) is a 4th degree misdemeanor.

    So however much prison time does a 4th degree misdemeanor get you in AR?

    As far as concealing, they brought it to the attention of the State Police and their church elders *AT A MINIMUM*. That they did not take out a newspaper ad or suggest a TV special and announce it for the public’s enjoyment is by no means “concealing” anything.

    10 years ago the boy was a perv, the family found out, turned him in to the law and confessed it to the church elders. At no time did anyone deny anything - the boy or the family - and even today they are not denying it. I can’t imagine any other family doing half of that in a similar situation. I’d bet most would *desperately* want it to never be spoken of again, would deal with it internally without involving the cops and dang sure would not go confess it to their *church*!!

    So you can have a problem with the boy for being a misdemeanor perv a decade or more ago. You can have a problem with the cops for dereliction of duty in failing to prosecute a 4th deg misdemeanor that was brought to their attention. But to condemn the whole family is a stretch by any reasonable and prudent person. The boy has resigned his position and *again* is not denying anything.

    Yet you asset, “...They belong in prison for what they did...”. Somehow I think if the whole family was tossed in jail for 4th degree misdemeanors, you still wouldn’t be satisfied.

    Personally, I have no problem punishing the boy according to the law. I also think he will now suffer far more than the average 4th deg misdemeanor punishment would have inflicted *by law*. But the parents and the family did more than most any other family would do in that situation which *still* wasn’t enough for some folks. I refuse to condemn the whole family for the sins of the boy. Apparently with folks like you, opinions vary. And I will leave it at that.

  • Vanity: Told the GOP Where They Could Stick Their 'Survey'

    05/23/2015 5:53:55 AM PDT · 49 of 50
    jaydee770 to ConservativeMan55

    I do not donate to the GOP, PACS, or any other top-skimming org. Donate directly to the candidate. Starve the GOP beast.

    We can easily do that much. However, the GOP has enough HUGE donors that they still won’t care. The combined amount of money FR should deprive the GOP of is likely a significant amount to us. But to the GOP, will they even notice?

    I hope so. And I hope it hurts. Either way, not one red cent to those jackass suckups.

  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 10:19:01 PM PDT · 78 of 100
    jaydee770 to wideawake

    “...If you don’t want people to find out that you are raising a predator...”

    I don’t think they’ve denied anything - but that doesn’t mean they owe us a two-hour special devoted to the issue. How much schadenfreude is enough? Or since they are a religious family, do we get to kick them around extra?

  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 6:02:02 AM PDT · 28 of 100
    jaydee770 to Nextrush
    "...The sexual misconduct activities of the conservative religious community teenagers are real enough..."

    I believe that's more accurate. No community is immune or worse than any other when it comes to all manner of bad behavior by teenagers. Doesn't matter if religious or secular, conservative or liberal, race, nationality, etc.

    About the only distinction you could make is that boys are more prone to offend than girls, but by how much debateable.

    It's a huge family with a bad-actor caught 10 years ago and known of by their church elders and the state police. And folks are all flabergasted that a family doesn't want to air their dirty laundry in public and on national TV, as if the fondling wasn't bad enough. How weird, right? As if "Normal" families would want to delve into the depths of humiliation for our enjoyment and satisfaction.

    I would wager a surprising percentage of families, somewhere in their extended family, also have some abhorrently dirty laundry and/or black-sheep relative they would rather not discuss.

    Heck I don't even watch the show so maybe I'm not emotionally invested one way or the other. I just truly dislike how we (as a society) seem to derive entertainment, pleasure and satisfaction from the misfortune and scandals of others.

  • Mad Max and the Dream-Work of Homosexuality

    05/22/2015 4:53:47 AM PDT · 40 of 40
    jaydee770 to Sioux-san

    I would say the article’s author may have a knack for pareidolia towards certain issues, knowingly or not.

  • SECURITY CONTRACTOR, DIA DOCS DEBUNK MICHAEL MORELL’S BENGHAZI NARRATIVE

    05/20/2015 10:15:23 AM PDT · 11 of 14
    jaydee770 to TexasCajun

    Unless this means someone in a position of authority is going to take any indicated prosecutorial action against Morell... What’s the point of discussing it? Just to make ourselves even more disgusted and angry with the current administration?

  • CA: How many unsolved Homicides are Self Defense?

    05/20/2015 5:07:50 AM PDT · 4 of 6
    jaydee770 to marktwain

    It seems to me that there should be an exception to “possession by a felon” if the circumstances show self defense against a deadly threat. Something along the lines of, the felon was not in possession until he perceived the deadly threat and armed himself as any reasonable and prudent person would.

    But then that opens the can of worms where the felon knows someone is gunning for him, so he starts carrying in anticipation of a confrontation that the police won’t actively protect him from.

  • Benton Family Finds Racial Slurs in Pizza Box

    05/20/2015 4:46:17 AM PDT · 40 of 46
    jaydee770 to nickcarraway

    A clear violation of their Constitutional right not to be offended, as enumerated in the... uh... amendment about.. um... The one that codifies political (in)correctness... Can’t think of the number right off the bat, but it’s in there. Maury Povich told me so.

    Fetch the torches and pitchforks!!

  • GA: Governor Deal Signs Gun Reform Law on 12 May

    05/17/2015 4:54:19 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    jaydee770 to imardmd1; Red_Devil 232; marktwain

    You are correct. GWL is the “Georgia Weapons License”.

    For my Probate court it was as simple as filling out the form, an $80 fee and fingerprints. You get the license in 10 business days or less. Mine took about six. There are no training hoops to jump through, it is simply a criminal background check. Good for 5 years and you only need to get fingerprinted the first time.

    This is not just a concealed firearms license — it is a “weapons” license that covers all defined weapons (firearms, all manner of fixed/folding bladed weapons regardless of blade length or opening mechanism, pepper/cs sprays, impact, stun guns, etc, etc, etc).

  • Could a heavy object cause a train derailment?

    05/17/2015 3:04:45 AM PDT · 80 of 85
    jaydee770 to Duke C.

    I don’t know how heavy of an object it would take to derail a train, but as a child I was warned that if I kept putting pennies on the track, it would derail the train.
    (But I did. And it didn’t)

  • HAYWORTH: Donald Trump blasts 2016 field in Sioux City stop

    05/16/2015 12:27:23 PM PDT · 23 of 41
    jaydee770 to Cringing Negativism Network

    Trump strikes me as the type of a-hole ceo who is used to calling *all* of the shots. His way or the highway. He gets all the leverage.

    How is someone like that going to gain the cooperation of Congress? Or the cooperation of the courts when he tries to side-step congress with his usual dictator m.o. (remember, only demoncraps can do that)?

    I will say this - Trump would be a better choice than Clinton. So he’s got that going for him...

  • Whom would you pick to moderate the Republican debates?

    05/15/2015 5:39:46 PM PDT · 69 of 69
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    Come on folks, this is not as hard as it is made out to be. There’s Bill Maher, Al Sharpton, Janeane Garofalo, Maureen Dowd, Bill Moyers, Chris Matthews, Fareed Zakaria, Rachael Maddow, Oprah Winfrey, Jon Stewart, Thomas Friedman... I could go on and on.

    Any of those would *surely* be given the DNC’s blessing to moderate a GOP debate.

  • De-Google your life: it’s worth the hassle if you value your privacy

    05/15/2015 5:13:01 AM PDT · 30 of 34
    jaydee770 to Swordmaker

    Hey, here’s an idea — Take advantage of Google’s (and other’s) free cloud services all you like, just don’t put anything online, unencrypted, that you don’t want the world to know.

    Stick to the creed: “Don’t put anything on the web that you wouldn’t shout from the courthouse steps after drawing a crowd”.

    Anyone digging though my cloud accounts would perish from boredom...

  • you can ban me now

    05/14/2015 7:01:47 PM PDT · 90 of 93
    jaydee770 to yuffy
  • Yes, birthers, Ted Cruz IS a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    05/14/2015 11:42:32 AM PDT · 28 of 237
    jaydee770 to Marcella

    “...The problem with 0bama is, we don’t know...”

    With 0bama, he only has one legal requirement to meet:
    Was his mother a US citizen, and resident for 5 years, two of which were after her 14th birthday?

    If so, then 0bama acquired citizenship at birth and there is truly no issue with his citizenship.

    If not, then lawyers and federal prosecutors need to get involved. But they won’t. So regardless of the facts, no one in any competent position of authority will do anything about it. It then becomes a non-issue due to lack of prosecutorial interest. Doesn’t make it *right*, but a non-issue nonetheless.

    I quit worrying about it long ago when no-one who *could* do anything about it, *would* do anything about it.

  • James Taylor is backing Hillary for president

    05/14/2015 11:04:16 AM PDT · 18 of 77
    jaydee770 to GrandJediMasterYoda

    Love his guitar playing style and his songs. I credit him and Jimmy Buffet equally for fueling my interest in learning guitar back in my younger days. But his politics, like 95% of the entertainment industry, are repulsive.

  • Dozens of TV Shows Cancelled as Networks Clean House

    05/13/2015 5:05:12 PM PDT · 127 of 130
    jaydee770 to cport

    NICE!! Thanks!!

  • Why the Police shouldn't use Glocks

    05/10/2015 12:57:44 PM PDT · 48 of 77
    jaydee770 to papertyger

    “...I learned all I needed to know about New York Cops when a pair of them wounded nine people in Time Square taking down a fashion designer...”

    Looks like even with that debacle, they still didn’t learn anything. Probably the safest place to be when a NYPD cop starts shooting is directly in front of him...

  • Ted Cruz Missed Armed Services Hearings For TV Appearances, CPAC Speech

    05/10/2015 12:54:48 PM PDT · 30 of 39
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    Cruz will certainly regret missing these meetings. I hear the catering was out of this world - the shrimp were *already* peeled!! Piles of em’!!

  • Why the Police shouldn't use Glocks

    05/10/2015 11:32:14 AM PDT · 38 of 77
    jaydee770 to NRx

    “...I have never seen any evidence suggesting there was/is a compelling reason for most cops to carry those kinds of guns...”

    When training to draw, aim and fire, a Glock is dang near the same as a revolver, which cops have carried forever. The biggest difference is how to deal with malfunctions. Otherwise, a Glock is no different from a revolver to shoot: “Point Gun; Pull Trigger”. Simple.

    I think the key point of your post was training for “crisis situations” and with these particular officers, I would wager the outcome would have been same/similar regardless of the handgun they happened to be holding. They violated at least two of the four basic safety rules drilled into them on day one of their firearms training.

    Had they had some other pistol with (hypothetically) a myriad of complicated safeties, none of those safeties would likely have been engaged. They were in the act of looking for a known threat or clearing a location of potential threats, would have had their guns out, safeties off and ready to fire. Their first mistake was having their finger already on the trigger when their fear, apprehension and stress levels were up - apparently to the point they were losing fine motor control. It just went downhill from there.

    The firearms instructors and field-training officers who “passed” these particluar cops are in need of some soul-searching as well.

  • Dozens of TV Shows Cancelled as Networks Clean House

    05/10/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · 115 of 130
    jaydee770 to cport

    I hope you aren’t messing with me - I got trolled by a friend on April Fool’s day about Whedon getting prequels to Firefly green-lighted...

    I will pay Netflix without regret if they pick up Longmire! I think it’s that good!! Sort of a modernized Matt Dillon.

  • Why the Police shouldn't use Glocks

    05/10/2015 10:34:45 AM PDT · 22 of 77
    jaydee770 to re_tail20

    I call Bull-Butter!

    Glocks have (at least) one more safety than a revolver, which was standard issue for the vast majority of agencies even after the advent of semi-auto’s, not to mention striker-fired, polymer-framed pistols.

    In both of the situations described, it sounds like the weapon was out of the holster due to some perceived threat the officers were trying to locate. If they are clearing a building/room, then even with a multiple-safety gun like a 1911, both grip-safety and thumb-safety would have been off with only a (relatively) light, short trigger press needed to make it go *bang*. Any pistol would likely have gone off in the situations described in the hands of those particular officers because they would (should) have made the gun ready to fire as soon as it cleared leather. If they didn’t have an articulable need for it, it should have stayed in the holster.

    But back to revolvers, unless a Glock has had trigger work done, the factory (typical dept approved) trigger isn’t all that much shorter than an uncocked revolver, has a similar pull weight and is a whole heck of a lot longer & heavier than a revolver with the hammer cocked.

    Instead of jumping to the easy, “low-hanging fruit” conclusion that the pistol is to blame, they should take the hard path and ask if standards and training have been lowered to meet budget demands. Perhaps they should also look at recruiting for quality instead of quantity.

    Some cops can be trusted with a 3lb trigger. Some shouldn’t be trusted with a 50lb trigger. What was the case here? So again, I call bull-butter. The problem in both cases is more likely to be found with the Officers and not the tool. Plenty of officers employ all manner of handguns (including Glocks) in high-stress, life or death situations and do not AD.

  • Dozens of TV Shows Cancelled as Networks Clean House

    05/09/2015 6:25:11 PM PDT · 94 of 130
    jaydee770 to EveningStar

    Just a few ring a bell and I have not watched any of them on purpose. The closest I got was probably channel surfing and I couldn’t tell one from another. Surprised a bit to hear Kevin Bacon was in one of them - Had I known, I would have checked it out...

    Lately, among the shows I followed consistently were Longmire and Justified and now they are both gone. That leaves me with Walking Dead.

    A&E had a hit with Longmire, but tossed it because they didn’t own it (or something) and couldn’t make as much money on it as they needed/wanted.

    I really don’t understand how it all works and how the decisions are made. For example, why would a “Firefly” get cancelled before completing it’s first season, yet a “Jersey Shore” goes for 6 seasons? Boggles the mind.

  • Why Aren’t the Republicans Fighting Harder?

    05/09/2015 6:47:41 AM PDT · 25 of 47
    jaydee770 to Sean_Anthony

    It doesn’t matter who, what, where, when or why - the only thing that *TRULY* matters is what we (the citizens) collectively do about it. So far, it appears we really enjoy screwing ourselves over and doing our best to destroy any future potential our nation may once have held.

  • DOCUMENTS: GREEN BERET WHO SOUGHT JOB AT CIA CONFESSED TO MURDER

    05/07/2015 8:24:34 AM PDT · 18 of 18
    jaydee770 to PieterCasparzen

    “...We are EXTREMELY CLOSE - A HAIR’S BREADTH - from...”

    I work with the mil community daily and I take exception to that level of hyperbole.

    Now, I will grant you that the higher up in rank you go - especially with Officers, you will encounter more and more folks who first approach a problem/orders through a political magnifying glass. But those aren’t the trigger pullers and they do not get their hands dirty.

    The lower you go in the ranks, you will encounter the folks who actually carry out those orders and do the vast bulk of the physical work - the dirtiest work - needed to accomplish the mission. Those folks are far, Far, FAR more patriotic than you may think. They have not only a logical understanding that they are there, voluntarily, to protect and defend us citizens, but they will typically have a deep seated attachment at an emotional level.

    My point is that I don’t personally know of any soldier (and I encounter quite a few) that would blindly follow orders to abuse the citizens. I’m not saying they wouldn’t fight back and win if the citizens attacked them, but I am saying that they are on our side far more than the general public may believe. I’m not trying to convince you otherwise as yo may have your own reasonings. But I am saying, forthrightly and with an extremely high level of confidence that I am personally not at all worried about any martial law situation nationwide. Isolated pockets like Baltimore/Ferguson due to out of control rioting? Yes! But nationwide among law abiding citizens who are not actively assaulting/attacking the soldiers or trying to Riot/Loot/Burn down a city? No concern at all.

  • DOCUMENTS: GREEN BERET WHO SOUGHT JOB AT CIA CONFESSED TO MURDER

    05/07/2015 6:35:23 AM PDT · 15 of 18
    jaydee770 to PieterCasparzen

    “...military is being indoctrinated, step by step, to commit heinous acts...”

    Well, they are “Military”. Their job is to kill folks and break things. Personally, I *want* them to be the most ferocious, heinous, feared warriors on the face of the globe. And ever since we’ve had a “military” the training cadre have tried to build those warriors.

    So, looking at what he did... He identified a legitimate military target, built a case against him and then took the initiative to prosecute that target. What he *should* have done is present the case for *authorization*, which in the politically correct ROE he found himself in, may not have been forthcoming. The current administration seems to prefer waging war by only shooting the enemy “a little bit” (to our detriment).

    So, had he followed proper channels, and *if* he had gained authorization, then would the prosecution of that target have been less heinous? More heinous? About the same heinous?

    I guess my point is that “heinous” in the context of fighting a war can be a highly subjective description. Opinions will vary.

  • DOCUMENTS: GREEN BERET WHO SOUGHT JOB AT CIA CONFESSED TO MURDER

    05/07/2015 5:32:02 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    jaydee770 to nickcarraway

    Sounds like a self-starter!

    The only thing wrong with this is that he didn’t get permission beforehand. Had the target been designated “high-value”, a drone-strike (or more) would be valid options.

    He violated the bureaucracy. No one got to “order” him to do it. And for that he must be punished. That is the sole difference.

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  • Tea party litmus test? (vanity)

    05/06/2015 5:47:44 PM PDT · 25 of 26
    jaydee770 to ctdonath2

    It has been an observation that when you ask the average politician (right or left) pointed questions, they will tell you what they think you want to hear. It is an extraordinarily rare politician who exudes honesty.

    Good luck with those questions! Maybe a candidate or two will surprise us!

  • Hillary: Growing Up in Chicago Area, It Was ‘Farms Fields As Far as the Eye Could See’

    05/06/2015 4:38:37 AM PDT · 12 of 65
    jaydee770 to Sir Napsalot

    So now she wants to be the nation’s baby-sitter? Is that what this is about?

  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman”

    05/05/2015 5:17:28 AM PDT · 57 of 65
    jaydee770 to SeekAndFind

    “...If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman...”

    No sir — if he has “x/y” chromosome pair, then the gender is male. If the person has “x/x” chromosome pair, then the gender is female.

    Anything else is playing “dress-up” and Santorum, as a potential Presidential candidate, should know that.

    The issue is not whether Jenner is male or female. We all know he is male. The issue is whether or not Jenner should be commonly regarded as “weird” or “unusual” for his penchant for playing “dress-up” as an adult.

  • Army on a quest for new handgun

    05/05/2015 5:10:27 AM PDT · 36 of 52
    jaydee770 to skeptoid

    If you think of how many company or battallion level armorers there are, the need to keep inventory and parts to a reasonable level dictates standardization.

    But on the other hand, there is no magic pistol that fills all roles superbly - there’s always a trade-off.

    Most any modern pistol platform can be found in both 9mm and .45acp, so whatever caliber they decide on should be easily handled by the winner. So now all they have to do is come up with the out-of-the-box-no-tinkering-required reliability (on average) of a modern, polymer-frame, striker fired pistol, with the silky-smooth trigger of the average S&W revolver, the redundant safeties of the 1911 (to try and make it somewhat more idiot-safe and please the generals), and the low parts count and ease of maintenance of a Glock, then they might have a wonder-gun.

    But that frankenpistol does not exist.

  • The Muhammad cartoon that won the Draw Muhammad contest

    05/04/2015 2:58:21 PM PDT · 72 of 81
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    I saw this comment on the interwebs about the Mohammed Cartoon contest:

    “...My favorite drawing at the event were the two chalk outlines out front...”

  • Why Sarah Palin should run for U.S. president: Hepburn

    05/03/2015 3:46:07 PM PDT · 38 of 39
    jaydee770 to tbw2

    “...so I think it is best if she sat out of the race except as an influencer, not a candidate...”

    I honestly don’t see how she could un-do and/or over come the coordinated media trashing either. That being said, I don’t know what Palin knows or has planned. If she want to run again, I would be the last person to tell her no. But I have to wonder if this is the year to do it. There is a potential *stampede* of candidates who may toss their hats in and I don’t know how well she would do in that crowded field. But again, most folks are probably smarter than I am; Palin even more so. So I’ve got no problem with whatever she decides to do - run for president or run for a senate seat or run a PAC or run around giving speeches for a living.

    Well, I also enjoy just seeing her, anywhere, doing anything. The lady is a soothing sight to behold!

  • Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate

    05/03/2015 5:51:52 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    jaydee770 to Cringing Negativism Network

    Apparently, this tool served his purpose and is now being discarded. The media will dutifully keep the coverage of his laughably delayed dismissal to a minimum and do their part to maintain the facade against Palin.

  • Why Sarah Palin should run for U.S. president: Hepburn

    05/02/2015 9:36:31 PM PDT · 24 of 39
    jaydee770 to tbw2

    “...What is this group’s opinion of Carly Fiorina?...”

    At the present time, the public for the most part has no idea who she is. Her name probably rings a bell from a news report they heard awhile back, but that’s about the extent of her name recognition.

    Once folks start to see more glimpses of her in the media, there is a chance they will consider her a female Donald Trump.

  • 4 Huge Differences Between Abraham Lincoln And Modern Liberals

    05/02/2015 4:06:06 PM PDT · 29 of 29
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    “...Abraham Lincoln Was Charitable to People Who Disagreed with Him...”

    His arbitrary arrests of politicians and newspaper men for speaking and arguing against him and his policies might be considered a blemish on his reputation for being “charitable” in disagreements.

  • Conservative lawmakers weigh bid to call for constitutional convention

    05/02/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · 22 of 30
    jaydee770 to Travis McGee

    “...Congress would hijack the entire process, the MSM would fully support their interpretation...”

    One thing to consider — Which 38 states would ratify bat-poop-crazy liberal amendments -vs- which 38 states would ratify proposed amendments for a balanced budget, term limits (congress, SCOTUS), reinforcement of the 2nd amendment, etc?

    I don’t really care what crazy amendments may be proposed along with sane, reasonable, responsible amendments because regardless of what they *propose*, nothing takes effect until 38 states ratify it. And when it comes to ratifying, it does not matter how big CA and NY are, even the smallest republican state legislature has an equal vote.

    Unless my understanding of the ratification process is incorrect...

  • The death of the 40-hour workweek

    05/02/2015 6:29:16 AM PDT · 43 of 61
    jaydee770 to Dallas59

    Another thing I see is the ridiculous amount of bureaucracy in both the govt, edu, mil and commercial sectors. Doesn’t matter who/where, there is a crap-ton of waste due to shuffling unnecessary paperwork.

    Either through govt regulation or spineless CYA policies, when you attempt to mitigate any and all risk, you will drown yourself in paperwork doing it and in the process handicap each and every worker’s productivity.

    Of course, another point of view is that it’s not the managers/CEOs/Directors driving it, it’s the lawyers. It’s lawyers pursuing any & every lawsuit imaginable and lawyers in legislative houses setting the stage for those lawsuits.

  • The death of the 40-hour workweek

    05/02/2015 6:18:12 AM PDT · 39 of 61
    jaydee770 to logi_cal869

    “...No excuse for 60+ hour work weeks without overtime just because it’s IT...”

    Another IRS rule that specifically includes IT contractors — there is an IRS rule that says (in brief), if you have to travel (week to week or whatever) to the client site for your IT contract, at the point you become aware the travel required by the contract will cover longer than a year (365 days), then your home of record becomes the client site for tax purposes and any travel per-diem you receive for travel expenses is taxable income. Note that it doesn’t change at the one year mark - it changes at the point you learn travel for the contract will exceed one year.

    Had some contractors on my team get caught unexpectedly by that one on a commercial sector project. It only applies when you are getting a flat per-diem rate for your travel expenses (usually just food, but could include lodging & transportation) without having to provide receipts. If you are reimbursed penny-for-penny with receipts, it does not apply.

    The reasoning we got was that if you get per-diem rate for food, you could bank some of that money by eating cheaper and it does not matter if it is a govt or commercial sector gig. They just can’t bear the thought that you might figure out how to bank some of that per-diem, even if you choose to stock up on peanut-butter and tuna instead of steak restaurants every night.

    And if you are taken off the contract for a period of time and put back on it, the clock does not reset — if it’s under the same contract. That was described as “an illegal tax avoidance strategy” and you could be penalized with fines or prosecution.

    The solution at the time was to increase their per-diem to where it would cover the estimated taxes and I have no idea how they figured the extra amount.

  • complaints of bloggers

    05/01/2015 5:43:48 AM PDT · 33 of 34
    jaydee770 to shibumi

    “...Jim has several times since then restated and reinforced that position...”

    And I think that is short sighted.

    What content does FR produce? I don’t see much original content authored solely on FR. Quite the contrary, the vast majority are discussions about content from other sources. Jim doesn’t have to search the web daily to post interesting content to his site because his model uses the subscribers to do that work for him.

    Understand, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. My question is: Without “foreign” content (full or excerpted posts) from other sources fueling the vast majority of discussion activity on FR — would FR have the same level of discussion activity? I rather doubt it.

    You’d think he would not want to discourage topic-appropriate activity, excerpted or otherwise.

  • Kristol Clear Straw Poll: Walker 30%, Cruz 24%, Rubio 18%

    04/30/2015 5:19:29 PM PDT · 41 of 41
    jaydee770 to kabar

    “...Idiot...”

    Yeah right! So says the huffingtonpost concern-troll “kabar” who pretends to know the US Constitution better than Cruz! Heh!

  • Ted Cruz: 'I don't think I've ever seen an Hispanic panhandler'

    04/30/2015 4:35:16 AM PDT · 128 of 154
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet

    I can’t recall ever spotting a hispanic panhandler either. They are either white or black. Mostly white, come to think of it.

  • Air Force: If A-10s stay, F-16s headed to the boneyard

    04/30/2015 4:12:39 AM PDT · 146 of 157
    jaydee770 to OftheOhio

    “...and lay off half the government civilians who do squat but keep the contractors from accomplishing any job their tasked with doing in a timely and efficient manner...”

    Oh, heavens YES!! All I can say is that there are some Prime contractors, DOD civilians and military staff (O-5 and above) who should be thanking their lucky stars I’m not a federal prosecutor because I’d start digging with a passion. The enormous amount of waste and dysfunctional bureaucracy I’ve experienced has *got* to be criminal.