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  • Five Guns and Only Five Guns, Forever

    11/03/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT · 53 of 77
    Lionround to Chickensoup

    I am looking to get my first CCW weapon. I would like to stay in the 300-350 range and am partial to revolvers. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Do not be taken in by the "Born again American," effort...it's a ruse and false flag

    06/13/2009 7:12:56 PM PDT · 111 of 161
    Lionround to LibertyRocks

    Just another example of their lies. Subtle, but just further proof.

    From the Born Again American website:

    “The singers and musicians, non-professionals all, were chosen because they are living the lyrics in these troubled times, not just performing them.” Non-professionals, huh?

    The bios of a few:

    Keith Carradine, award winning actor and composer... How can you be a professional composer if you a non-professional?

    Xiao-Dan Zheng
    she attended to the Juilliard School pre-college division and graduated in 2001. While completing a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance at USC, Xiao-Dan performed with Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, and soloed under the baton of Pinchas Zukerman.

    Matt Thompson’s performance experience spans from violin and contrabass in professional classical ensembles to rock, but he focuses mainly on his work as a jazz bassist

    Luke Buckett...Now, at age 24, he has been blessed to make his living as a professional musician.

    I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

  • KILLER OR HERO? LET'S WAIT FOR FACTS BEFORE WE PASS JUDGEMENT

    02/27/2008 5:09:16 AM PST · 94 of 106
    Lionround to brwnsuga

    A note about the child pornographer who tries to delete his files: He can try to delete files or format his hard drive. It won’t do him any good. Deleted files can be recovered and formatted hard drives still have ALL their information on them. It can be recovered with special software.

    We do it all the time.

  • International Business keeps GM afloat, barely

    02/12/2008 8:11:12 PM PST · 6 of 8
    Lionround to Don W

    What kind of 250 scooter do you have? I have been thinking of getting one to putt to work.

  • Contain McCain!

    02/12/2008 4:57:12 AM PST · 120 of 170
    Lionround to Recall

    McCain is not and will never be my candidate. I have considered myself to be a conservative for years; however, I would have a REALLY hard time voting for him even if the “Party” selects him.

    He is being given the nomination by the moderates and libs who are allowed to vote in the primaries.

  • Federal Reserve makes emergency rate cut

    01/22/2008 6:35:47 PM PST · 280 of 298
    Lionround to bella1

    bella1

    Who did you lock in at with 5.1%??? I have been shopping, too and haven’t found rates quite that low. I have a $117,000 balance at 5.625% now and would like to refi.

  • US Promises Immigration Crackdown

    12/13/2006 10:01:22 PM PST · 21 of 30
    Lionround to William Terrell
    I too find it hard to believe that Swift didn't know they were hiring illegals. When you have a tan faced, dark skinned, Spanish only speaking meatworker named Lars Nillsen, you are being nothing but disingenuous to try to tell us that you don't know he's illegal.
  • Police search for suspect shot during alleged burglary (VA)

    12/13/2006 9:47:52 PM PST · 4 of 5
    Lionround to MindBender26

    Are the people at the hospital idiots? They have two shooting victims in the emergency room and don't call the police to investigate. Then they treat and release one of the perps? Unbelievable.

  • China to open crude, refined oil whole sale to foreign capital next year

    12/12/2006 8:33:54 PM PST · 15 of 32
    Lionround to maui_hawaii

    If the state run petroleum industry is buying its oil on the OPEC market at $70 barrel and selling it for half of what we Americans were paying at the time ($3.00 gal), then you base your assumptions on the fact that someone is taking a loss. Only to play devil's advocate here, let me disagree.

    If the Chinese govt is not charging gas tax and the Chinese states are not chaging gas tax, that accounts for about 55 cents of the difference. I don't know what the average wage for refinery workers at state run refineries in China is, but I would be willing to be it's 50-75% less than what comparable jobs pay in America. Since it is a state run entity, they don't pay any corporate income taxes. All told, between the gas taxes, income taxes, lower wages, lack of health insurance, etc. that probably accounts for the $1.50 difference.

    On the other hand, many governments run operations at a loss in order to boost their own economies. We do it here, that is why we are running a deficit and have such a huge national debt.

    In regards to the Quik Mart concept, they are missing the boat there. That may be a uniquely American phenomenon, I don't know for sure. I am sure that somebody will point out to them that there is a VERY large profit margin the powers that be that there is money to be made and that will change quickly. The highest volume sites may be profitable on gasoline sales only, but since they are the highest volume they will be the prime sites to integrate retail sales of Big Macs, chips, soda, etc.

  • China to open crude, refined oil whole sale to foreign capital next year

    12/12/2006 8:48:01 AM PST · 5 of 32
    Lionround to Recall

    It MAY mean that oil prices would go down. China is a competitor on the global market for the sources of oil that the US buys. If China produces more oil domestically, it would mean less global competition for OPEC oil and therefore prices might come down.

    Just my .02 worth.

  • Cigarette tax rises $1 a pack on Jan. 1 [TEXAS]

    12/09/2006 10:55:53 PM PST · 19 of 84
    Lionround to pepsionice

    If you live within 75 miles of...almost nowhere in Texas is within 75 miles of anything. Texas is 900 miles across. I used to be in the trucking business and there was a saying, "The sun has riz, the sun has set, and I am still in Texas yet." You can't make it from one side to the other during daylight hours in a day.

    I am a smoker and buy my cigarettes from an Indian reservation in NM. I don't pay ANY state taxes.

  • Smoking could get pricier in West Virginia

    12/07/2006 5:56:18 AM PST · 3 of 4
    Lionround to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    The national report released Wednesday ranks the Mountain State 21st in the nation in spending on tobacco prevention programs. West Virginia spends about $5.4 million to combat tobacco use, while the federal Centers for Disease Control recommends spending a minimum of $14.1 million, according to the report.

    Hampshire said raising the cigarette tax from 55 cents to one dollar, as had been discussed in the West Virginia Tax Modernization Project report released in October, could bring in $60 million extra per year.
    ...political action committees working on their behalf gave at least 33 contributions totaling nearly $11,000 to legislative candidates during this year's election.

    OK, I am a smoker and I don't live in WV so this doesn't affect me. It would not affect me even if I did live in WV because I order my cigarettes off the internet from an Indian reservation and don't pay state or Federal tobacco taxes anyway.

    So, let's do the math. The article states that an additional $60 million would be raised by this additional tax. However, it also states they should be spending 14.1 mil but are spending 5.4 mil. That's a difference of 8.7 mil. So where is the other 51.3 mil going?

    The part about the PACs making contributions is immaterial. There were 33 contributions totalling $11000. That's an average of $333 per candidate. Hardly enough to "buy" a vote on a $60 mil bill.

    Just my .02 worth.

  • Another report of non-kosher food on El Al plane [illustrated by SILLY]

    12/06/2006 9:03:39 PM PST · 18 of 57
    Lionround to Hildy

    El Al officials denied the report, saying that they had relayed a message to all passengers about the issue.

    Hildy, if the airline announced to all of the passengers that there was no Kosher food on board, then the passengers had the option to not eat. I doubt seriously that while they were in Budapest, they were able to observe all of the laws of Kashruth; however, even if they were, they didn't have to eat on the plane.

    If my Jewish relatives (I was raised Jewish, but am no longer) come to my house and I tell them that I DON"T keep Kosher, it is their option to eat or not. If I tell them that I DO keep Kosher, but I don't, and they eat, the tsurris is on my head, not theirs

  • Economic storm brewing in America

    12/06/2006 7:26:36 PM PST · 13 of 55
    Lionround to 1066AD

    ping

  • THE MEXICAN INVASION [Neal Boortz]

    12/06/2006 12:50:44 PM PST · 5 of 60
    Lionround to Condor51

    I find it hard to believe that any person with half a brain would not agree with Neal's comments. However, our incoming Congress, our President and apparently his "yes man" cabinet can't seem to see it.

  • How do I change my signature????

    12/01/2006 7:13:43 AM PST · 29 of 44
    Lionround to dirtbiker

  • Taking your home for corporate profits:

    07/01/2005 12:14:34 AM PDT · 2 of 21
    Lionround to yoe

    BTTT

  • A protest over evictions (Illegal aliens march on Long Island)

    06/27/2005 3:48:12 PM PDT · 38 of 66
    Lionround to HardStarboard

    He may not have much company but he should have our support.

    Here is his email address:

    county.executive@suffolkcountyny.gov

  • Border family's strange encounters with illegal crossers

    06/27/2005 3:47:35 AM PDT · 77 of 77
    Lionround to BurbankKarl

    This is a letter is submitted to my Congressman this morning. You can find your Congressman at www.house.gov and putting in your zip code.

    Congressman Moran,

    Every member of the Senate took an oath to "support and defend" the Constitution. In Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15 it states: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions. What is it going to take to get Congress to realize that their failure to act regarding the invasion of the border states (and Alexandria and Annandale, etc.) by illegal aliens is a violation of this oath?

    When I joined the Army in 1974, I too took an oath to defend this country "against all enemies, foreign and domestic." I took that oath seriously and still do. Although I am not still in the military, I feel that the resources of our military should be deployed to protect our borders. All pre-Iraq deployment training exercises should be conducted along the US/Mexico border. After all, if we can't secure our own border, how are we supposed to secure the border between Iraq and Syria?

    Something needs to be done and I respectfully request that you take a long, hard look at this situation.

  • Border family's strange encounters with illegal crossers

    06/27/2005 3:33:29 AM PDT · 76 of 77
    Lionround to Recall

    It could be MY family. Can we have a serious discourse on what needs to be done? What do we have to do to get the message to Washington that these are Americans who must be protected?
    In Article 1, Section 9, Clause 15 of the United States Constitution it states: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.
    Why can't we hold Congress accountable for not supressing this invasion? They swear an allegaiance to "support and uphold" the Constitution when they are sworn into office. Is this failure to act not a violation of the oath?