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  • Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption (From November 2012)

    03/08/2014 6:15:04 AM PST · 18 of 23
    kralcmot to 2ndDivisionVet

    ABORTION

    that is all you need to know. women want it. women demand it. women vote for it. and the only way they can do that is vote Democrat.

    its subliminal, and reasonable when you think about it. got a medical problem? see the doctor. got cancer? cut it out. pregnant with an unwanted child? same thing.

    what would you do? spend the rest of your life with a child and a relationship with a man you do not care for? even if you do not marry...he is still the father and has parental rights. if you do not understand that this is a personal liberty issue that trumps everything else keep losing elections.

    take Abortion off the table...win elections.

    BTW i hate abortion...for the same list of reasons that others who hate it have adequately expressed. but i am not a woman. i cannot really understand how important this is...its about freedom, about liberation...about equality...about qualilty of life....self determination...

    we must understand that opposition to abortion is rooted in ethics founded on religion(s) that have been discarded by most of the women voting today.

    cry about it. lament it. lose elections.

  • I am done, whatever (VANITY)

    03/02/2014 3:15:51 PM PST · 3 of 442
    kralcmot to aft_lizard

    WTF

    quitting?

    stop whining and post something interesting

  • “Homicide Victims Rarely Talk to Police,” and Other Horrible Headlines

    12/05/2012 6:29:46 PM PST · 25 of 31
    kralcmot to Gamecock

    histerical tanks

  • Zimmerman Attorney To Anderson Cooper: Trayvon Martin Broke My Client’s Nose

    03/24/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT · 64 of 419
    kralcmot to x1stcav

    “I’ll be waiting for all of the morons like Jeb Bush to call attention to their stupidity for being stampeded into denouncing Zimmerman before all of the facts were known.”

    where were you for the Duke La Cross player rape case?

    where were you when all 80 or so of the Duke professors hit the airwaves in condemnation of the players?

    i don’t ask where were you when the apologies were issued....because there were none. not from the Duke professors, not from the media, not from the prosecutors, not from the perpetrators of the hoax.

    so where does this leave us? a lot of the people in this country think those accused were guilty and somehow they used their privileged race and social status to squash the case.

    Zimmerman will always be guilty of murder of an innocent child....gunned down while walking down the street with a bag of skittles....the AP has made sure of that.

    Tawana Brawley?

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/29/nyregion/the-brawley-case-and-new-yorkers-conflicting-perceptions.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    link to a NYSLIMES focus group report....for example....

    ” my concern is what would happen if Tawana Brawley was white. A white kid is certainly capable of this kind of elaboration of fantasy. I don’t think there are many white people in America who don’t accept, particularly after the last week or so, that this kid lied. However, what is astonishing to me is the number of black people in this country who seem non-paranoid, relatively well-educated who think it’s a cover-up, that, in fact, believe to different extents that this really happened. I don’t know how to deal with such an obvious difference in attitude about authority, about credibility between blacks and whites in this country. . . “

    i went to a focus group at a college about 7 months or so after the Simi Valley civil case against OJ. there were about equal numbers of black and non-black citizens there. we all came by volunteering. we were all concerned about the differences and we all wanted to try to understand the other point of view. it was interesting, and discouraging.

    each of us across the racial divide could not understand how our counter parts could possibly not get it. Black people were very upset that we whites could not understand how the system is used to suppress Black people. they could not understand how we could be so supportive of the prosecutors and police. how could we be so blind to the obvious truth that OJ was innocent. not just in the legal sense of not guilty, but actually had nothing to do with the murders. how could we not understand that the police had planted that evidence? how could we be so.....and the words escape me....stupid? racist? something.....

    there is no way to bridge this gap that i can see.

    i do not like government. i am suspicious of what they do and how they do it. so we share that. why do i not understand that the government, the establishment, the elites etc have their own prejudices that suppress minorities and persecute them?

    answer....because i am white. i cannot possibly understand. because it is not happening to me, and, it never did.

  • Gingrich Calls Obama’s Trayvon Martin Remarks ‘Disgraceful’

    03/23/2012 5:57:09 PM PDT · 11 of 134
    kralcmot to VinL

    “Martin, 17, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain while he walked down a neighborhood street unarmed.”

    so said ABC

    and how about the pictures of Trayvon when he was a child...about 10 years old....we have seen that photo a lot.

    now, of course, he was not shot “while he walked down a neighborhood street....” as we know if we read the police report. there was a lot more to it than that.

    reality has taken a new turn in this story.

    its the perfect set-up for the progressive agenda.

    it has racism

    it has guns

    and its just in time for the elections.....and you can be sure it will be kept on the front page....

    and Fast and Furious will not.

    America is about to have another “show” trial.

    BTW i cannot determine what happened, and why. that is for the “justice system.”

    it seems that some places have rules against using deadly force against someone who has no weapons. some places, if you are attacked and are being beaten you are not allowed to shoot until you are certain that your opponent has a weapon.

    even if you might be killed by a beating delivered with fists and feet you cannot shoot.

    so i am told. it makes no sense. but there it is.

  • ‘Karma’: $107k plug-in hybrid dies on test track, automaker got $528m US loan guarantee

    03/11/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT · 25 of 36
    kralcmot to Venturer

    I am a builder, so i use power tools a lot.

    How many battery operated tools do I use now?

    NONE.

    Problem? The batteries. They die. They lose power. They don’t hold a charge. Charge it. Use it a week later? Good Luck.

    I used to keep the 3/8 chord drill as backup for the battery operated “screw guns.” Not any more. They are the primary now. The cordless tools are for very light duty jobs like removing screws from electric cover plates.

    Now, here is a difference. These tools were not promoted by any government program that I am aware of. They were well received and sold well. They still do, judging from the multitudes of offerings. But now, those of us who really do the work, and lots of it, use the old fashion chord tools. Power and reliability have won. but, will the government ban chords? maybe, when their fund raisers start companies that want to replace chords with green goo.

    Home owners with small jobs can buy the 5 tool 18 volt ion razzle dazzle sets. I use power.

  • Pixels Don't Lie

    03/05/2012 7:20:15 AM PST · 73 of 140
    kralcmot to MrShoop

    thanks for posting and commenting

    how did i not see that?

    source please.

    thanks.

  • 18 Year Old Birthday Blues

    03/02/2012 10:24:37 PM PST · 1 of 5
    kralcmot
    enjoy
  • Andrew Breitbart, One of the Original FReepers

    03/01/2012 8:37:18 PM PST · 64 of 258
    kralcmot to kristinn

    Thanks, Kristinn

    Thanks, Andrew

    Thanks, Jim and John

    and all who post and comment

    Thanks

  • Report: Millions of jobless file for disability when unemployment benefits run out (Obama's Fault)

    02/20/2012 8:26:10 AM PST · 36 of 42
    kralcmot to Cowgirl of Justice

    shop doctors

    just like you shop for bargains and clip coupons

    not saying its ethical

    but it is effective

    i hired a laborer. paid legal. taxes and all. he lived with a “disabled” woman. she had a “psych” card. age 23.
    permanent disability. unable to work. she got an apartment on “section 8,” food payments, medical benefits, the works. they now have 2 children. big screen TV (60”) cellphones, video game modules, etc. How is this possible? the social worker makes an appointment to visit. my laborer isn’t there. then, he is, when the social worker is gone. why?

    everybody involved knows how this works and why. the government is transferring wealth. circulating money. stimulating the economy. promoting domestic tranquility. with all the gifts to the power elites, why not give some to the unfortunates? they vote too.

    guess who they will vote for.

  • Mitt Romney could be stripped of Maine win

    02/17/2012 6:54:23 AM PST · 60 of 81
    kralcmot to afraidfortherepublic

    “As for me, my answer would be no.”

    The answer you gave means you prefer Obama to Paul.

    I vote Paul.

    He is a small government idiot, as opposed to a big government idiot.

    IMHO

  • What happens to global warming science when the Earth refuses to warm?

    02/12/2012 3:48:18 PM PST · 14 of 69
    kralcmot to American Constitutionalist

    wow

    cinqomation

    not sure if its a record

    but its out there

  • FOX News calls it for NEWT!! WOO HOO!!

    01/21/2012 4:36:44 PM PST · 129 of 695
    kralcmot to P-Marlowe

    Gingrich’s ex-wife and ABC News helped in that they set up the SLAM!

  • FOX News calls it for NEWT!! WOO HOO!!

    01/21/2012 4:18:51 PM PST · 33 of 695
    kralcmot to Jim Robinson

    4 people put him over the top

    1) Juan Williams
    2) John King
    3) Sarah Palin
    4) Jim Robinson

    not necessarily in that order.

    well, maybe Newt Gingrich also helped.

  • Oklahoma ban on Sharia law ruled unconstitutional

    01/10/2012 3:26:58 PM PST · 43 of 49
    kralcmot to Hodar

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

    Congress did not make the Oklahoma Law, so how is it unconstitutional?

  • US, Israel shocked by undamaged captured drone

    12/14/2011 8:02:22 AM PST · 31 of 43
    kralcmot to Hacklehead

    there is a lot of disinformation pushed out into the media.

    i have no idea if the statement about the drones being programmed to circle and land if the com link is lost is true or not. it certainly could be a cover story to discount the other story put out by Iran that they took control of the drone and landed it.

    meanwhile, other stories planted in the media suggest that the Russians supplied Iran with sophisticated jamming equipment and that is how the drone was compromised (this of course would fit with the meme that it circles and lands when the com link is lost)

    finally, but not often mentioned, was the snippet in the NY Slimes that these drones fly at 50,000 ft. that probably means that Iran did not have the ability to shoot it down or damage it in flight.

    can we connect the dots?

    not without commenting on the interesting part of the photo that was released by Iran. Why is there a curtain concealing the under body of the drone? was the landing gear not employed or damaged? are there missile launch racks on this “intelligence” drone? everyone says no. but why not? this might explain how there were two mysterious explosions at Iran nuclear sites in this last month.

    my addition and conjectures lead me here:

    there is a covert shooting war between the US and Iran. Extensive damage has been done to Iran nuclear facilities and personnel.

  • US, Israel shocked by undamaged captured drone

    12/13/2011 7:57:10 PM PST · 21 of 43
    kralcmot to El Gato

    Robotics expert Peter Singer, who has written about the use of drones in war, said the Sentinel is programmed to circle in the air or land if its communications link is lost.

  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:30:51 AM PST · 19 of 163
    kralcmot to Halfmanhalfamazing

    Newt

    Ron

    Mitt

    ????

    select your next president.....

    Obozo

    is what you get.

    Newt cannot bring home the “base” as you know....if you doubt it, read more FreeRepublic comments on any Newt thread.

    Mitt will get destroyed by oblique discussions of Mormon beliefs and customs (fed to the Media by Axelrod)

    Ron (F the Fed) Paul cannot be elected while being ignored and marginalized as a Kook.

    so what?

    Huntsman?

    really, I vote. its anyone but Obama. just put them up there on the ticket.

    i don’t like any of them. i don’t like the government. i don’t want more of this. i would move to a foreign country but i am already living in one.

    of the whole spectrum of declared candidates from all parties i really think Newt is the best. and, i do not like him.

    who?

    Palin, that’s who.

    I hope for a deadlocked convention and Palin to emerge as the nominee. at least i could vote for someone i like.

  • The Killing of al-Awlaki and the Death of the Fifth Amendment

    10/09/2011 3:11:00 PM PDT · 80 of 118
    kralcmot to muawiyah

    “The Fifth Amendment says all sorts of things but it specifically exempts the military in a combat situation from having to adhere to it.”

    yes:

    “except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger..”

    POTUS is the Commander of the armed services. This is a time of War or public danger. POTUS gave the order.

    case closed.

  • Egypt troops dead after Coptic church protest in Cairo

    10/09/2011 2:45:31 PM PDT · 8 of 42
    kralcmot to lightman

    interesting and verified

    but so what?

    the implication is that the attack on the US was somehow timed with this Coptic calendar

    other than co-incidence, do you know of any reported link?

  • Loose Lips Sinks Ships

    10/07/2011 12:31:17 PM PDT · 413 of 413
    kralcmot to smokingfrog

    interesting bump from the past

  • Afghan Employee Kills U.S. Citizen At Kabul CIA Base

    09/26/2011 7:45:30 PM PDT · 31 of 34
    kralcmot to rlmorel

    sorry i forgot to include the portion of your posting that i was commenting on, which was this:

    “I wish we had someone who would say we need to get out now!”

    to that wish, I remembered that Ron Paul wants us out now.

  • Afghan Employee Kills U.S. Citizen At Kabul CIA Base

    09/26/2011 6:16:46 AM PDT · 19 of 34
    kralcmot to ilovesarah2012

    Ron Paul

    but, “we” don’t like him

    “we” think he is a “nut.”

  • Gaddafi spokesman: 17, including French and British, captured

    09/19/2011 6:42:32 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    kralcmot to dools0007world

    the dreaded quintriple post

    how does this happen?

  • Gov. Rick Perry Signs NOM Marriage Pledge

    08/27/2011 7:10:50 AM PDT · 52 of 155
    kralcmot to dila813

    “smoke in class”

    no....sorry....smoke is not confined to the person doing it. if a person could keep all that smoke inside his/her own body and not exhale and have the cigarette only operate when dragging on it, then i have no problem with it. but, it does not work that way.

    people who smoke are not aware of how irritating it is to others who do not. or, they do not care.

    it is an assault on others and should be against the law.

    “drink in public”

    agree here....the drinking is not a problem and is confined to the person doing it. there are ample restrictions on behavior that might result from drunkenness

    “If they are going to have Gay Rights because they are born with it.....”

    without arguing the truth of this “because they are born with it” part of the proposition, the analogy does not work because no one is born with a cigarette in their mouth or alcohol in their stomach.

    in my humble opinion

  • Bipartisan tax plan trims mortgage deduction (Thanks but No Thanks, 'Gang of Six' !)

    07/20/2011 6:27:40 PM PDT · 54 of 110
    kralcmot to LibsRJerks

    “However, since we don’t live in it, we can’t deduct the mortgage interest.”

    you said you rent it out. so its income property.

    the mortgage interest is a expense that is deducted from the gross rental income. it is not taxed. this is on Schedule E.

    you need to depreciate the building as well....its not a choice....if its worth 100k, you divide that by 27.5 and you get $3636.00 in depreciation....each year...(form 4562)

    that has the effect of lowering the amount of income you have which determines your tax bracket....and taxes due.

    this is all great stuff if you are making money somewhere else, like in your dental practice.....

  • Justice Hugo Black in DUNCAN v LOUISIANA (New Leo comment: If SADO was "raped" Obama is NBC)

    05/07/2011 5:47:22 AM PDT · 53 of 65
    kralcmot to TruthConquers

    McCain won the nomination by winning in states that allowed cross-over voting. His campaign was kept alive by the Dems.

    We had some fun doing the same thing voting for H Clintoon to mess up the Dem primaries.

    Why are “open” primaries allowed?

  • THREAT MATRIX 2011 #1

    04/10/2011 9:02:01 AM PDT · 552 of 1,018
    kralcmot to MestaMachine

    by request, text of a little Freepmail with MestaMachine

    to wit:

    bunker down

    its everywhere

    i remember the postings by ExTexan and Hydro??? something

    warning of the housing bubble. they posted for so long with nothing happening except rising prices that i finally got disinterested. then, it hit. the two posting warnings saw the signs, but did not know what was really happening. Credit Default Swaps? That was behind the curtain....and the rest is history.

    it took longer to arrive and was much worse than they warned.

    QE2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ..... its coming. inflation that is....but when?

    oh, its here now! some say that. but when, really? this has been manageable, so far. disruptive. but not an existential problem.

    oh, and, the world? politics, war. the big one. when?

    really, information overload is the enemy. its all beginning to seem so normal. yes the world is ending.

    what else is new?

    certainly not hysteria.

    the conundrum is that what we fear, what we theorize, will appear. the problem is when?

    and its not now....

    my first posting on FR (can’t look it up without losing this but guessing 6 years ago) was about IDF purchasing F-16’s with enhanced operating range now encompassing Iran. I thought the attack on Iran was imminent.

    it still is.

    i think what i am saying is that i know its coming, just do not know when.

  • Israel deploys 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket system

    03/27/2011 7:23:30 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    kralcmot to ColdOne

    In May, US President Barack Obama asked Congress to give Israel 205 million dollars to develop the system, on top of the annual three billion dollars Israel receives from Washington.

    WTF?

    Zero playing both sides? a little head-fake here and a slam dunk there?

  • The Revenge of the “Worst Generation”

    03/27/2011 6:17:14 AM PDT · 119 of 122
    kralcmot to chaka123

    chaka123
    Since Mar 26, 2011

    welcome to FR

    new to the world too?

    it was a lot worse in 1960 to 1975. terrorists flying planes into buildings are not an existential threat to this nation. nuclear war with the Soviet Union was. case closed.

    however, i may have to agree with you soon. if the idiots in charge (is 0 a “boomer?” and his entourage? not sure. i think they missed the cut) continue to pursue their fantasies we may find a new, very dangerous reality which will bring us to parity with the terror of the doctrine of “Mutual Assured Destruction” that directed policy for so many years.

    “boomers” might miss this new festival of mayhem but you will probably get to decide if it is worse than what we knew.

  • Fukushima nuclear plant owner falsified inspection records

    03/23/2011 4:28:16 PM PDT · 46 of 47
    kralcmot to 1010RD

    Why not just admit you were wrong and you overreacted?

    its still not over, so not sure i overreacted.

    will there be a 20 km exclusion zone around this site?

    we don’t know.

    how many have been evacuated?

    will they ever return.

    is the number 450,000 correct....i can’t remember

    so did i overreact?

    i’m just not sure.

  • Fukushima nuclear plant owner falsified inspection records

    03/17/2011 5:54:58 AM PDT · 39 of 47
    kralcmot to 1010RD

    media hype?

    stay tuned to whatever you get your information from....

    earthquakes do happen

    tsunamis do happen

    reactors do fail

    human engineering is flawed

    the consequences of nuclear plant failure are severe

    this is not hype

    this is real

    its not the end of civilization, that would be hype

    but it is of sufficient magnitude that it is reasonable to take some corrective action

    closing Diablo Canyon nuclear generating plant would be first on my list. take it off line. remove the fuel rods and the stored waste. study it and argue about it for a while. review the engineering. then decide again if it is something that we want.

    San Onofre is another candidate for review.

    Nuclear power is subject to review

    just like any human decision.

  • Power partially restored to Fukushima Nuclear Plant(JoongAng Ilbo quoting NHK)

    03/16/2011 11:01:12 PM PDT · 3 of 25
    kralcmot to justa-hairyape

    slaves

    did the work.

  • Fukushima nuclear plant owner falsified inspection records

    03/16/2011 10:59:31 PM PDT · 27 of 47
    kralcmot to Lurkina.n.Learnin

    “Shouldn’t global warming be in there too.”

    Global Warming is a political fantasy

    The situation in Japan is real

    so, NO.

  • Fukushima nuclear plant owner falsified inspection records

    03/16/2011 10:27:26 PM PDT · 24 of 47
    kralcmot to The Magical Mischief Tour

    In the grand scheme of things its held up unbelievably well.

    really?

    so does mean that if there had not been an earthquake and a tsunami but instead, just a complete failure of the electrical grid that the reactors would be just fine?

    would the back up systems that failed in this instance have been successful?

    really?

    the problem with nuclear energy is that the consequences of failure are too severe.

    oil refineries blow up. drilling rigs too. coal mines explode.....and yes, nuclear generating plants melt down.

    pick one you want to live with. that’s what this is about.

  • The Revenge of the “Worst Generation”

    03/05/2011 10:45:06 AM PST · 30 of 122
    kralcmot to grapeape

    what was the world like for “Boomers” coming of age?

    polio...we were saved by a vaccine we got as kids...but it didn’t help my neighbor in the iron lung. she got it years before the vaccine.

    air raid siren tests. those were fun. 3rd Friday of the month. 11:00 am. at school, you get under your desk. and ponder nuclear war and death. wonderful developmental tool.

    Communists....with a mission to take over the world. At home, politics dominated by terror. War everywhere it seems. Missile gap. Fear.

    and then,

    Vietnam.

    So explain to me, if the Boomers messed everything up, why is it that it seems so much better now.

  • America's Worst Speed Traps

    02/20/2011 9:45:23 AM PST · 48 of 71
    kralcmot to smokingfrog

    money? hire a lawyer? a luxury most of us cannot contemplate.

    paid the ticket, went to traffic school, erased the infraction from the insurance bill

    best i could do at the time.

  • America's Worst Speed Traps

    02/20/2011 8:52:53 AM PST · 38 of 71
    kralcmot to Silentgypsy

    driving in the center lane on a residential boulevard, a car passed me on my right. just as he got in front of me, he noticed a policeman giving a ticket to a car on the other side of the street. so the speeding car to my right put on the brakes. to the police on the other side of the road, it appeared as if i was passing this now slowing car....and passing it quickly.

    the policeman stopped writing the ticket and did a u-turn and pulled me over. i was cited for doing 35 in a 45 zone...but oops...there was a school, 25 when children are present. This was Sunday morning at 7:00 am.

    i said to the judge, there were no children present. the judge asked the police. the police said that there were some cars in the parking lot of the school so that we should presume children were there.

    $300

    case closed.

  • Breaking: Historic amendment to defund Planned Parenthod passes overwhelmingly in House

    02/18/2011 4:55:58 PM PST · 70 of 83
    kralcmot to Parmy

    respectfully,

    disagree.

    “And, the voter who votes for the politician who makes it legal for that doctor to kill that baby, likewise, commits murder.”

    everyone who voted for any legislator who legalized abortion is a murderer?

    NOT

  • Obama's Czars In Trouble

    02/18/2011 10:42:31 AM PST · 25 of 41
    kralcmot to jazusamo

    so it passed the House

    what happens in the Senate?

    can the funding be cut off with only the House vote?

  • Wisconsin GOP sends state troopers after Democrat ('en route' for RAT leader Mark Miller)

    02/18/2011 9:33:07 AM PST · 17 of 38
    kralcmot to Tempest

    The Texas Constitution calls for the 32-member Texas Senate — 31 Senators and the Lt. Governor — to have a quorum of two-thirds of its members present in order to conduct a vote, which means that the absence of 11 members can prevent the Senate from voting. Eleven Democrats left the state to avoid being forced to return to the Senate by Texas Rangers, going to Oklahoma and New Mexico to be out of reach of Texas authorities. After successfully preventing a quorum for an entire 30-day special session of the legislature, Senator John Whitmire left New Mexico and returned to Texas. The remaining ten Senate Democrats (often referred to as the “Texas Eleven Minus One: following Whitmire’s departure), stayed in Albuquerque for several more days but returned to Austin and the Texas Senate after Whitmire’s presence on the Senate floor created the quorum needed for the Senate to meet.
    Texas political advisor Harold Cook helped organize the quorum break. Cook served as the group’s primary spokesman, and stayed with the senators for the duration of their time in New Mexico.

  • The Birther Card

    02/13/2011 9:08:03 AM PST · 15 of 35
    kralcmot to SvenMagnussen

    People need to understand his original BC was sealed by Court order

    ok, sealed by court order....reference please....is there a document? the actual court order?

    can you provide it?

  • WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    02/05/2011 7:52:29 AM PST · 319 of 395
    kralcmot to tje

    maybe someone already posted this, but i cannot read thru 300 messages to find out, so here it is again

    in the comments below the article in the Telegraph, someone said this:

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

    so how does this work? spend 30 years destroying the education system. then uneducated idiots will vote. worked pretty well, didn’t it?

  • No Birth Certificate but He’s told it’s written down on a Posted Note

    01/24/2011 6:27:25 AM PST · 14 of 70
    kralcmot to Poison Pill

    “long form BS”

    and what, would that be?

  • Who reads FR? How many accounts on FR? What does FR stand for? Where is FR going?

    01/19/2011 10:15:55 AM PST · 53 of 788
    kralcmot to Jim Robinson

    Thanks

    I read FR

    comment sometimes

    post rarely

    but read it, yes

    So thanks to you Jim, for the forum

    and

    Thanks to you, who post and comment,

    for information, humor, encouragement

    and ....

  • 'Don't shoot, we're Republicans'

    12/21/2010 3:53:34 PM PST · 2 of 8
    kralcmot to artichokegrower

    great pick me up

    laughed a lot

    thanks

  • Seattle Police Release Dashcam Video Of Woodcarver's Shooting

    12/18/2010 10:42:23 AM PST · 274 of 346
    kralcmot to Orange1998

    I was the Scoutmaster of Troop 54 leading our Venture Patrol on a hike thru some Chapparel in a state park in Los Angeles County, California. We had spent some time identifying various plants and flowers along the way. There was one we could not identify. I took one of the little flowers with me as we hiked so I could compare it to some photos in a nature book and identify it later.

    I was leading the group as we emerged from the brush and onto a clearing. I heard “Drop it!” shouted several times from a woman I did not see. I had no idea who she was yelling at or what it was about.

    When I finally saw the woman, she had her had on her gun in it’s holster on her waist. She was a park ranger. She was yelling at me!

    I couldn’t understand what was happening. I don’t know how long it took, but I finally realized she was instructing me to drop that flower I was carrying.

    Of course there is some rule that you cannot take anything from the parklands. But a flower?

    And this brought her hand to her gun?

    I am in a Scout uniform with 5 young Scouts also in uniform.

    Was she going to shoot?

    Ask the guy holding a water nozzel shot 20 times(twice with a shotgun) by Long Beach Police responding to a citizen phone call of a man with a gun.

    Ask the overweight woodcarver in this posted article.

    They know, or they did know for a few seconds before they expired.

    LEO’s shoot. Then, they take the time to see what they have done. If they THINK they are endangered, they have the green light to kill. The truth has nothing to do with it. It’s all about their perception of the situation. Confusion, from whatever source, is acceptable justification for the ultimate solution. 9mm, 45 ACP, whatever. It’s justifiable and it’s done everyday somewhere in the USA.

  • New Zillow Report Warns Of "Unprecedented Decline" In Home Values And No Stabilization In Q3

    11/10/2010 5:33:01 PM PST · 49 of 50
    kralcmot to Freedom_Is_Not_Free

    you know more about this than me.

    mine was taken in 06, has 5 year fixed, and then converts to 20 yr fixed fully amortized.

    this happens in Sept 2011.

    i have recollections of reading about the option ARM wave of foreclosures and i have not read any contrary opinion

    until now.

    i sincerely hope you are right. that a lot of the option ARM’s have already been converted or refinanced or foreclosed and the balance remaining will not cause another depression in the housing market

    i hope you are right.

  • New Zillow Report Warns Of "Unprecedented Decline" In Home Values And No Stabilization In Q3

    11/10/2010 8:20:47 AM PST · 25 of 50
    kralcmot to Trust but Verify

    wait

    there are a lot of “option ARM” mortgages that are going to “reset” in 2011 and 2012. these mortgages typically were taken in t 2005 and 2006 with 5 year fixed and then a bump of some kind at year 6. this bump is either an increase in interest rate, or the conversion from “interest-only” to a fully amortized but shortened (ie 20-year) lifetime.

    in either case, the monthy payment goes up by 20 or 30% and that will cause a new wave of forclosures.

    this second wave of foreclosures will depress prices for all housing inventory.

    this process should be finished by about 2013, and we will have a new President and Senate with an eye toward growth.

    buy in winter 2012 or winter 2013.

  • Jerry Brown , governor redux, and California exits left

    11/03/2010 9:36:17 AM PDT · 68 of 152
    kralcmot to 13Sisters76

    Meg Whitman was and is a dud.....politically, at least. I voted for her bcause she was not Brown, but for no other reason. Would she have been a good governor? I have no idea. I can tell you, however, she is a terrible politician. She has no charisma. She projected nothing.

    Brown had a TV spot the last few days. It was just him. Full face on camera. He was energized, engaged, friendly, in fact, likeable. I knew it was over when I saw that.

    Sometimes its not about the ideas. Its about connection. Meg could not connect to the voters, not even to the conservatives. Just a bad choice of candidates.