Posts by jwpjr

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  • NFL Player Lost at Sea Urged to Buy Life-Saving Device for Boats in Distress -- But Didn't

    03/08/2009 12:04:48 PM PDT · 40 of 47
    jwpjr to Myrddin
    re: general aviation with operation on 121.5

    If they haven't already stopped they will soon no longer monitor 121.5 as the emergency frequency. Don't recall the details, but it's not the freq of choice, or at least won't be in the future. Times they are a changin’!

  • The Inflection Is Near?

    03/08/2009 9:41:26 AM PDT · 63 of 67
    jwpjr to Darkwolf377
    re: hit a massive roadbump

    That roadbump is made of pure liberalsim! And they want to use even more of it to build the entire road beyond that point. We need to stop, back up a few feet, get out and get our hands dirty removing that roadbump, then get back in and continue our journey on the good road ahead.

    We are not where we are because of socialism. We are where we are because we bought things we didn't need, made in foreign countries with money we didn't have. Socialism is simply taking advantage of the situation and that socialism is being wielded by communists who know full well what's going on and how to exploit it. Team Obama is nothing more than a tool of the whoever is behind the whole thing.

    Liberals are selfish, self-centered people who don't see, or chose to ignore, the true cost of having their way.

  • Circuit City's last day: March 8

    03/08/2009 9:31:07 AM PDT · 23 of 30
    jwpjr to schwingdoc
    I purchased a laptop from them several years ago. I stressed to the salesperson that I am a very active freelance photographer and a laptop is essential to my business, that I wanted warranty coverage that would protect me against anything short of nuclear war, even if I had to pay a premium for the coverage. Hey, no problem! I spent an additional $300 plus dollars for their top of the line ‘extended’ warranty. Even covered batteries!

    Less than a week later I dropped the laptop and destroyed the screen. Yup, you guessed it! The warranty was useless in this case. I'm pretty sure it would have been useless regardless of what had happened to it, but never had the chance to prove my theory.

    Went back to the Circuit City store, willing to pay whatever it cost to get it repaired, I really needed it. They wouldn't even take it to honor the factory warranty!

    Never stepped foot in their store again. Hate to see people lose their jobs, but as for a company it couldn't happen to a more-deserving bunch of bastards. They certainly didn't give a damn about my job and how they were adversely impacting my ability to earn a living.

  • Banks Refusing To Take Back Foreclosed Properties

    03/08/2009 9:22:29 AM PDT · 40 of 50
    jwpjr to Chet 99

    What happens if the person on the deed under the mortgage does a quit claim deed to the holder of the mortgage.

    Seems to me I’m hearing a lot lately in our area of deeds in lieu of foreclosure. Don’t know a thing about how that works.

    I am not a real estate sort of person. And I even spent the night in a Holiday Inn Express. It seems to have helped my understanding of quantum physics, but real estate seems to be too much even for HIE!

  • Girls gone wild in Sanford

    03/08/2009 9:13:51 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    jwpjr to beaversmom

    re: The women are in their 40’s

    Maybe so, but their boobs aren’t anywhere nearly that old.

  • Ethanol Producers Press for Higher Limits(ethanol for 15% of motor fuel)

    03/08/2009 9:10:27 AM PDT · 27 of 32
    jwpjr to Red in Blue PA
    Makes as much sense as saying we're in financial trouble because we've borrowed too much and then promptly borrowing three times as much as got us into trouble in the first place!

    Fools are running the country. And until their unfounded ideas for a Utopian society have run their course the rest of us will just have to hunker down and prepare for life after the fools.

  • 'Run on UK' sees foreign investors pull $1 trillion out of the City

    03/08/2009 9:05:15 AM PDT · 24 of 70
    jwpjr to familyop
    I was in junior high school in 1955. In the schools here in Florida one of the required courses for those grade levels was the one that extolled the virtues of capitalism and our way of government when compared to the others, particularly communism. It's easy, 55 years later, to gloss over that requirement, and the courses, as a Pollyanna approach to life. But as I recall, my ninth grade course was name POD, Problems of Democracy! We were told that our way of life was not without its shortcomings and pitfalls, but compared to everything else out there it was the best.

    We are coming off of 20 plus years, actually nearer 30 years, of school teaching that our way of life is no better than any other, just different. BS. It's superior, as proved by hundreds of years of comparison to other ways of life.

    Until we find a way to immerse our young ones in the realization that America is the greatest nation in the history of the world, and that cures for its problems don't come from countries who've tried and failed with the other ways, we're doomed to our slide down the slippery slope.

  • With Friends Like These...

    03/08/2009 8:42:43 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    jwpjr to Scanian
    After all the lifeboats were gone and the ship was about to slip into the deep how many passengers would have been willing to get away safely? That's where Obama is now.
  • Unbelievable, isn't it?

    03/08/2009 8:39:09 AM PDT · 24 of 29
    jwpjr to Quiller

    re: until a certain pain threshold is reached, people will give O a lot of slack

    Isn’t that true of any endeavor in life? Only a very few among us have the ability to learn from the mistakes of others. For the majority of us it has to hit home before we take it to heart. And even then for a lot of us it has be happen several times before we learn the lesson.

    That threshold will be when gas is back up to $4 a gallon and a loaf of bread has doubled. So far life hasn’t changed a whole lot for the many Americans. That’s not going to be the case forever.

  • Health care debate to flood airwaves

    03/08/2009 8:33:13 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    jwpjr to Atomic Vomit

    Or, if it takes too long to get into a VA facility just go to a native American facility. Or perhaps a nearby prison.

  • <big>Obama Signs SCHIP Law with Major Tobacco Tax Increase</big>

    03/08/2009 8:30:51 AM PDT · 21 of 30
    jwpjr to autumnraine
    re: if people get too taxed, they will quit

    Does that work with other addictions, like drugs? Seriously, not being a smart-ass. I have long been convinced the war on drugs is a failure. Why do we have one approach with tobacco and another with other addictive substances?

    Sin taxes are a slippery slope.

  • Why some conservatives are backing Obama (flashback)

    03/08/2009 8:25:15 AM PDT · 48 of 54
    jwpjr to Arthur McGowan

    Hey, I played by the rules. Rules I didn’t make and rules I don’t care for, but rules none the less. I get both, why should I be punished for the mistakes of others, some long before I was born?

    Every payday for the nearly 60 years that I worked money was taken from me without my consent. I would gladly have had that money in my pocket all those years rather than being sucked out before I even saw it, along with many dollars from my employer, and I was taxed on it even though I didn’t have it.

    Turns out it wasn’t as great a deal as those who envisioned it thought it would be. For one thing it wasn’t long before it wasn’t what they had envisioned in the first place.

    I agree the system stinks, but it’s what was forced on me for a lifetime of work and I played by the rules.

  • Why some conservatives are backing Obama (flashback)

    03/08/2009 8:17:53 AM PDT · 47 of 54
    jwpjr to LifeComesFirst
    These people are like a family where the kids are allowed to elect parents. Candidates come in and campaign for the position. The ones who promise the most ice cream, least homework, best cell phone plan, most secretive access to the Internet, minimum chores, etc. get the nod. Then it is time for the family to live with their selection. Soon they have none of what was promised. The kids were just too immature to realize that what sounds good can often be very difficult to deliver. And they learn that, as onerous as their replaced parents rules and policies were, they had come from years and years of experience.

    I have never watched The Simpsons episode, but I suspect from what I've gathered from articles and the like that America has elected Homer and the Mrs. as POTUS. Feel free to suggest another cartoon couple is I missed the mark with the Simpsons!

  • Discipline of Military Redirects Dropouts

    03/08/2009 8:07:09 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    jwpjr to Amelia
    Sadly, the program would be even more successful if it accepted kids who were in elementary school. Problem is though, that smacks so much of Nazi Germany and radical Islam. Both of whom has show how effective it is, but chose, and choose, to use it for the dark side.

    Any first, second, or third grade teacher worth his or her salt can identify students who are on the road to a lifetime of problems.

    My wife has been a preschool director for over 30 years, 25 in the same program. She can tell you after the parents and prospective student(s) take ‘the tour’ if they stand any chance of making it in the real world of preschool. It's really sad when we've come to the point that preschool is a part of the ‘real world.’

  • Sharia's Inroads in Europe - Italian Court: 'Beaten Up for "Her Own Good"'

    03/08/2009 7:57:18 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    jwpjr to Venturer

    Good description. Pretty much just how a virus works to take over healthy cells.

  • Government Struggling to Keep Up With Job Losses, Analysts Say

    03/08/2009 7:42:19 AM PDT · 9 of 22
    jwpjr to ought-six
    Amen! And it needs to be said over and over, ad naseum.

    I remember the great old song in the 50’s “Wake the Town and Tell the People.” That's what is needed right now, and until it becomes common knowledge, even among the ObamaBots, that the ‘change’ was not and is not the answer.

  • Government Struggling to Keep Up With Job Losses, Analysts Say

    03/08/2009 7:39:11 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    jwpjr to tobyhill

    Everything they’ve done so far has not only failed to help, it prolonged the agony. All they had to do was say we are willing to spend a trillion plus dollars to correct the situation and we plan to do it by giving a tax holiday until the amount not collected is a trillion plus.

    They would be back to expanding tax revenues much more quickly that way than the socialistic plans they’ve tried thus far.

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    11/27/2008 7:25:00 AM PST · 12 of 13
    jwpjr to OriginalChristian
    re: thank you for making these beautiful images available on FR.

    Amen! I am into making large format prints, upwards of five feet to a side and love to take some of the pictures posted here and make large posters of them. My wife gets really irritated when I use our limited retirement income for making large prints that no one buys. I usually just give them away. My granddaughter gets a lot of them for her third grade class to discuss.

    I've compromised with the wife and try to hold my printing down to no bigger than 16x20, sometimes 20x30, but it's an effort. I am a professional freelance photographer and do large format prints of some of my paid shoots, but most I just like making big, pretty prints of things that reassure me of God's existence!

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    11/27/2008 7:20:12 AM PST · 10 of 13
    jwpjr to cripplecreek
    Have you by chance read the book "The Privileged Planet"? It's a great read, all about the characteristics of Earth make it singularly suited for observing the rest of creation. No other planet has anywhere near the advantages for observation beyond itself. Sort of like the Creator figured since we were here and had the ability to explore and observe then we should have a good platform for it!
  • Did George W. Bush help the GOP or hurt the GOP?

    11/20/2008 1:45:10 PM PST · 6 of 110
    jwpjr to pgkdan

    Maybe so, but he was killing a patient that was already in the throes of death by suicide.

    There is simply no explaining what we saw our Party did to itself and those of us who entrusted them with our vote and control of the game plan.