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Posts by MMaschin

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  • Breaking Report: DOJ Is Threatening #Ferguson Prosecutor With Bias Order Over No Indictment

    11/22/2014 8:11:43 AM PST · 82 of 132
    MMaschin to Enterprise

    It’s very simple actually, what did the 60’s radicals think was going to usher in their socialist utopia? A race war. Now the radicals are doing every thing they can to bring about that race war.

  • Why Is Obama Doing This?

    11/20/2014 6:16:33 PM PST · 47 of 62
    MMaschin to Kaslin
    Whys he doing this?

    Two words - Cloward Piven


    I'm not a huge Glenn Beck fan, but he was 1000% correct about Obama.
  • 'Science shattered': Hand of God suddenly revealed?

    11/18/2014 6:36:13 AM PST · 22 of 53
    MMaschin to BenLurkin
    It is true to say everything in the universe is pointing towards the Earth. It's equally true to say I'm the center of the universe.

    The universe started as a singularity, and it's expanding from EVERY point in it. So, everywhere in the universe is the center of the universe.
  • EXCLUSIVE: In Scathing Letter to Obama, Former FBI Assistant Director Slams Holder as "Chief...

    11/14/2014 10:56:28 AM PST · 6 of 17
    MMaschin to jazusamo
    I think it's important to focus the majority of the blame for what is happening in Ferguson, where is falls - the liberal media.

    Yes Holder is doing all he can to make it worse, but it's the media who instead of waiting for the truth, immediately reported the bogus 'hands up', and 'in the back' BS.

    This is just like the BS Nancy Grace reported in the Zimmerman case, there was no racial tension in that case until she reported the bogus "F'ing coon". I can't believe it wasn't until the trial that I found out that the local teen gang was known as the "goons". So what Zimmerman actually said was "F'ing goon". But I guess the media was too busy to find that.

    I don't know if it's for rating, or political beliefs, but the media appears to be doing whatever they can to create a race war in America. And Holder, and the rest of Obama's administration is doing everything they can to help.
  • The Ben Carson Factor.We Need A Black American On The 2016 Ticket. All Agreed?

    11/11/2014 8:20:26 AM PST · 163 of 178
    MMaschin to NorthMountain
    You said - "We need a conservative constitutionalist and a constitutionalist conservative.".

    That clearly should exclude Cruz.
  • The Ben Carson Factor.We Need A Black American On The 2016 Ticket. All Agreed?

    11/10/2014 6:25:49 PM PST · 55 of 178
    MMaschin to NorthMountain

    So that eliminates Cruz - correct?

  • The Ben Carson Factor.We Need A Black American On The 2016 Ticket. All Agreed?

    11/10/2014 6:24:04 PM PST · 49 of 178
    MMaschin to Cruz_West_Paul2016

    The left would love having Cruz as the nominee, do you actually think the leftist media will sit on the eligibility issue? Heck no the won’t!

  • The buzz: Is Charlie Crist finished in politics?

    11/05/2014 12:52:47 PM PST · 26 of 69
    MMaschin to SeekAndFind
    Crist bet on the wrong horse when he tied himself to Obama, and since then he hasn't won.

    It was a warm embrace of Obama by Crist in 2009 when he was still the Republican governor, and Obama was touring Florida to promote the stimulus package that was Crist's downfall. After that he lost the Primary for the open Florida Senate seat that Rubio won. And now he's lost his chance to be Governor of FL, again because of Obama.

    I love the irony of it all!
  • Is Hillary Clinton The Big Winner Of 2014?

    11/05/2014 9:32:55 AM PST · 12 of 36
    MMaschin to LeoMcNeil
    The author of that article is INSANE!

    What the voters rejected last night was the idea that big government is the solution to the nations problems.

    Hillary IS a big government liberal, when she runs in 2016, if she gets the nomination, there will be ads continuously running showing her hugging, and kissing Obama, and showing her reaction after Obamacare passed.

    This election shows that if the Democrats nominate another big government liberal (and that IS Hillary), they will lose horribly in 2016. As a result of this election, and the problem Hillary has of not being able to separate herself from Obama, the odds of Hillary winning the 2016 nomination have gone WAY down.

  • Democrat Bruce Braley Up A Whopping 15 Points With Early Voters In Iowa Senate Race

    10/30/2014 1:49:38 PM PDT · 18 of 121
    MMaschin to Laissez-faire capitalist
    Not sure where they are getting their numbers from, but the left wing The Atlantic isn't very encouraged with the early voting in Iowa.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/in-iowa-democrats-midterm-election-ground-game-may-be-falling-short/381998/
  • How Will The Stock Market React To The End Of Quantitative Easing?

    10/26/2014 11:24:54 PM PDT · 29 of 52
    MMaschin to Balding_Eagle

    After the market tanks, they will tell the ignorant masses that the market tanked as a reaction to the prospective Republican Senate.

  • Breaking Bergoglio

    10/26/2014 7:21:07 PM PDT · 3 of 13
    MMaschin to ebb tide

    There is no Pope, Francis is an anti-pope who’s goal is the destruction of the Church.

  • Democrat Gary Peters is pulling way ahead in Michigan's vital Senate race

    10/24/2014 1:03:06 PM PDT · 65 of 91
    MMaschin to CSM
    The GOP is toast and they deserve to be toast.

    Are you a socialist? Or, a communist? Because if the GOP is toast, those are going to be our only two choices.


    I personnaly would prefer 51 RINO's to what we have now. If you say there is no difference between 51 RINO's and what we have now, you are entitled to your opinion, but you have ZERO right to complain about whatever liberal he11 the left brings forth next.
  • Democrat Gary Peters is pulling way ahead in Michigan's vital Senate race

    10/24/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT · 16 of 91
    MMaschin to ScottinVA
    I still maintain the GOP doesn't want the Senate majority. They'll be happy as clams holding 49 seats.

    That's just plain silly.

    If the GOP-E want to marginalize the conservatives like Cruz, as conservatives believe, then they would want to have a majority large enough to not require their votes. The GOP-E is desperate to have as large a majority as possible, so they don't need to listen to Cruz.

    The belief that Republicans don't want to be in the majority is simply bonkers - being in the majority leads to being able to set the agenda, and that leads to control of re-electability. And getting reelected is really the only thing ANY politician cares about!
  • The real reason California is in drought…

    10/23/2014 1:29:08 PM PDT · 27 of 33
    MMaschin to griswold3
    Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner.
    California has ALWAYS been an arid state!


    Yes, that is until they built a large reservoir and irrigation system.

    Once the government diverted the mountain runoff into the SF bay because of the Delta Smelt, instead of using it to fill it's reservoirs, the land is now evolving back into it's natural state - desert.
  • The real reason California is in drought…

    10/23/2014 1:21:12 PM PDT · 25 of 33
    MMaschin to The Looking Spoon
    California has always had droughts, nothing is new about that.

    In order to fight the regular droughts, California built a large reservoir system(40-60 years ago), and as a result had plenty of water to sustain them during drought conditions. This reservoir system would collect runoff from the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and store it for future use. In this way California collected plenty of water to sustain it when drought conditions occurred.

    What changed? Environmentalists sued because they claimed that by diverting the runoff to reservoirs they were endangering the Delta Smelt. The courts ruled that they needed to redirect that water from going to the reservoirs, to go to the SF bay instead.

    The California drought is a natural occurrence, and nothing out the ordinary, but the lack of water is completely man-made!
  • "Shaheen Lost the Debate

    10/23/2014 10:30:01 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    MMaschin to hawgwalker
    The sad thing is when republicans win it will be the Browns and McCains and Collins that will be in control.

    Yes - Ted Cruz is so effective from the minority!

    The ONLY reason that anyone would want Scott Brown to lose, is that they are an Obama loving LIBERAL!
  • "Shaheen Lost the Debate

    10/22/2014 6:12:44 PM PDT · 12 of 23
    MMaschin to Future Snake Eater

    That “liberal Republican” is the guy who necessitated the Democrats to use reconciliation to pass Obamacare, which is our best chance of getting the crap sandwich tossed!

  • OOPSIE? What if GOP wins 5 Senate seats on Election Day, and Georgia and Louisiana go to a run-off?

    10/17/2014 11:48:02 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    MMaschin to yefragetuwrabrumuy
    I'm vehemently opposed to abortion, but my political stance is safe, legal, and private. Why? Because if your stance is to make all abortions illegal, you will not garner enough support to do any good, and soon enough abortions will become a government entitlement - which is what the left wants. With a position of limiting public funding of abortion, there is a far greater chance of success, and of reducing the number of future abortions.

    Positions of "all or nothing" almost always lead to nothing.
  • OOPSIE? What if GOP wins 5 Senate seats on Election Day, and Georgia and Louisiana go to a run-off?

    10/17/2014 8:01:56 AM PDT · 24 of 37
    MMaschin to yefragetuwrabrumuy
    McConnell will win by ~ 10%, no doubt about it.

    Obama is despised in KY, by Republicans, and moderate Demorcats alike, that is why Grimes can't even admit that she voted for him.

    I don't like McConnell, but he's 1,000,000 times better than Grimes. My father despises McConnell, he's probably written his office about 100 times, just so he can complain about what a POS McConnell is for not responding - but he can't wait to vote for him to get the Demoocrats into the minority.
  • Republicans: Immigration reform is more likely to happen if we take the Senate

    10/16/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT · 102 of 123
    MMaschin to Hostage
    This article is about a new Republican Senate. What you are talking about would need to occur in the current Congress. Any bill not passed when the new Congress is sworn in in January is trashed, and needs to be started from scratch.

    Amnesty has turned into a third rail in these midterms, there is ZERO chance that a Republican Congress/Senate pass a bill that includes amnesty. I would be surprised in they pass anything that Obama will sign. My guess is that they pass a bill and Obama vetoes' it. Then they override the veto with bipartisan support from moderate Dems. The Republicans then become the party of activity, and the Dems become the party of no.
  • Republicans: Immigration reform is more likely to happen if we take the Senate

    10/16/2014 1:15:06 PM PDT · 99 of 123
    MMaschin to Ray76
    I agree, which is why I think that a path-to-citizenship should contain the same requirements that legal immigration does, except allow them to go through it while they are here. If they can't or won't meet those requirements, show them the door.

  • Republicans: Immigration reform is more likely to happen if we take the Senate

    10/16/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT · 71 of 123
    MMaschin to Bigtigermike
    Why is Immigration Reform a dirty word? If they were to build a wall along the entire southern border, wouldn't that be a form of Immigration Reform?

    The current immigration laws obviously do not work, so there needs to be some sort of reform. This is what I would start out with.

    Immediately secure the southern border. Next, create a process (path-to-citizenship) for those illegals already here. This process must include showing that the immigrant is capable of supporting themselves, and their family. Anyone who does not meet the above, or chooses not to apply, would be immediately deported.

    I live in Texas, and have met a number of legal and illegal immigrants, and the ones that I have met are very hard working, family oriented, and would make great conservatives. But the problem is that when they came in, they were followed by millions of worthless immigrants, who want nothing more than to live in what they consider Northern Mexico. We need to keep the first, and deport the second.

    If we can keep the hard workers and get rid of the crud, they could turn the US hard right! Hard working immigrants are VERY conservative, keep those, and get rid of the moochers, and the US might be in much better shape.
  • Lockheed Martin Claims Fusion Breakthrough That Could Change World Forever

    10/16/2014 8:07:38 AM PDT · 55 of 70
    MMaschin to Avoiding_Sulla
    Malthusian cloaked misanthropes like Ehrlich are likely less worried about cheap energy now that Ebola (thanks CDC) seems to be on track to depopulate in the billions. Megalomaniacs like their comforts too.

    They killed millions by banning DDT, I'm sure they have no problem with ebola.
  • Lockheed Martin Claims Fusion Breakthrough That Could Change World Forever

    10/16/2014 8:05:34 AM PDT · 54 of 70
    MMaschin to Straight Vermonter
    Recent history shows that in fact this happens only until society reaches a position of real "comfort" and then the rate of growth turns negative.

    I agree 100%, but it doesn't stop the idiots on the left from believing it. Obama's first Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the WSJ that - "somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe" - and Chu is a Nobel Prize winning physicist.
  • Lockheed Martin Claims Fusion Breakthrough That Could Change World Forever

    10/15/2014 6:26:05 PM PDT · 18 of 70
    MMaschin to 2ndDivisionVet
    The left will never allow this to happen, as Paul Ehrlich once said - "giving society cheap energy, is like giving an idiot child a machine gun!".

    Environmentalists believe that energy, and a higher standard of living results in increased population, and that the one true environmental issue - too many damn people. That is the true purpose behind the push to regulate CO2, increase the cost of energy.
  • Planned Parenthood Refused to Help Woman Unless She Had an Abortion

    10/15/2014 1:21:05 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    MMaschin to Responsibility2nd
    Many people believe the lie that PP tells, that they are there for "women's health", and that abortion is only one of the services they provide.

    It's these low information voters that are destorying America.
  • Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

    10/09/2014 11:34:21 AM PDT · 26 of 44
    MMaschin to DeweyCA
    Liberals despise Christianity for the same reason they despise the military.

    I spent a number of years in the USMC, and the best definition of 'courage' that I ever heard was - "Courage is not the elimination of fear, it's the realization that there is something more important."

    Courage comes from the realization that some things are more important than yourself. Liberals do not accept this, EVERY liberal belief has their own self interest at the root. They're 'pacifists' not because peace is the solution, they are pacifists because there is nothing more important that their own selves. They hate the military because it reminds them of this, so instead of feeling guilt, which would be the honest reaction, they feel hate towards those that would have them feel guilty.

    Christianity is no different. The root of Christianity is selflessness. Sin is equatable to selfishness. Think about it, every sin is selfish, and every selfish act is sinful. But here again, liberals do not want to feel guilty for their selfishness. Their motto is, if it feels good, do it, and feel no regret.

    Liberalism is about living life with your own self interest above all else, to them anything that contradicts this world view is wrong, because is shines a spotlight on how selfish there beliefs are.
  • CNN Poll KS Races: Senator Roberts (R) up one, Gov. Brownback (R) tied with Davis (D)

    10/08/2014 3:33:20 PM PDT · 22 of 24
    MMaschin to Galactic Overlord-In-Chief
    All you need to see in that poll are the numbers for Obama, and it's clear that the race in Kansas is not even going to be close.

    All Roberts needed to do (and is doing) is to nationalize the race, and paint Orman as a Democrat. Roberts is going to win Kansas by ~ 10%.

    As we get close to the election, the "undecideds" are less likely to vote, so they will be dropping out of the "likely voter" category. Also, "leaner's" are less and less likely to change their mind, so they will be included in more and more polls.

    All the legitimate polls will be showing Roberts pulling away with this race soon. The same will be happening soon in KY and GA also, those two races are also not going to be close. In KY, and GA, Obama is VERY unpopular, the R's will win there fairly handily, but that is what is holding Hagan up in NC, African American's still support Obama, at least enough to influence the polls, but will they show up when Obama is not on the ticket? Why do you think Democrats are throwing around the nonsense about Republicans impeaching Obama if they win the Senate? It's to bring the African American vote out to support Obama when he's not on the ticket. Will it work? I don't think so, Tillis will probably win in NC.

    My guess is the Republicans pick up 9 seats.
  • Gillar Speaks: Sheriff Arpaio's Lead Obama Investigator Unloads; CDC Confirmed 9 Race Code

    10/07/2014 8:32:35 AM PDT · 241 of 446
    MMaschin to Usagi_yo
    1) Yes

    2) Irrelevant


    It doesn't matter one bit if Obama is removed from office or not, what matters is that the American people learn HOW Obama was elected.

    People don't believe the 'birther stuff', because they actually believe that the media would have found out, and reported about it, if it was true. The average voter does not have a clue as to how biased the media actually is. The typical Democrat is not a socialist, or a communist, or even a liberal, and they don't have a clue that the Democratic party, and the media are controlled by those elements. They don't see how they were manipulated into supporting an agenda, if they knew about, they would not support. Why? Because they trust the media!

    The importance of this investigation is not in removing Obama, it is in showing the American public, mainly Democrats, how the media has manipulated them into supporting a far left agenda, one that was initiated by the media through it's bias towards Obama.

  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: 75 is the ideal age to die

    09/26/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT · 22 of 48
    MMaschin to KeyLargo
    He stated that people 75 had not contributed to society for 10 years, and that was justification to allow them to die. By that logic, 1/2 of all urban populations should not receive any health care!
  • An interview with Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner and founder of The Heidi Group

    09/10/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT · 3 of 6
    MMaschin to Morgana
    The root of Christianity is to evolve as a spiritual being by following the teachings of Jesus. Christ showed us that it wasn't simply following the laws of the Old Testament, we need to live our lives selflessly. We need to put others in our lives ahead of ourselves.

    Jesus taught us that all sins are selfish, and all selfish acts are sinful. Sinful is synonymous with selfish.

    If you believe in God, then you must believe that there is a purpose to life. You can't believe in God, and think the purpose of life it simply to do whatever feels good. If you believe in Christ, and his teachings, you know what this purpose is - live your lives for others, selflessly, and evolve into a higher spiritual being. I don't see how you can consider yourself a Christian and not accept that simple truth of the teachings of Jesus.

    Many people consider themselves Christian who are no such thing. They simply want to cover their bases - feel like they are Christian, maybe go to church once in awhile, and don't rob a bank, or murder someone, and they think if there is a God, they will go to Heaven. Those people have done nothing with their lives! They waste the gift they have been given, and I feel great sorrow for them.

    I can think of no more selfish act, than to create a life, simply out of the desire for one's own physical pleasure, and then to destroy that life simply because it exists!

    Everyone sins, and every sin is forgivable. There is nothing magical about absolution, it's simply accepting the fact that you have committed a sin, and regret it. The main danger to a person who has an abortion is that they will almost never accept that. They feel the guilt of what they have done, but instead of finding true absolution in accepting the fact that what they have done is wrong, they delude themselves into believing what they have done was justified.
  • An interview with Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner and founder of The Heidi Group

    09/10/2014 8:36:21 AM PDT · 2 of 6
    MMaschin to Morgana
    The root of Christianity is to evolve as a spiritual being by following the teachings of Jesus. Christ showed us that it wasn't simply following the laws of the Old Testament, we need to live our lives selflessly. We need to put others in our lives ahead of ourselves.

    Jesus taught us that all sins are selfish, and all selfish acts are sinful. Sinful is synonymous with selfish.

    If you believe in God, then you must believe that there is a purpose to life. You can't believe in God, and think the purpose of life it simply to do whatever feels good. If you believe in Christ, and his teachings, you know what this purpose is - live your lives for others, selflessly, and evolve into a higher spiritual being. I don't see how you can consider yourself a Christian and not accept that simple truth of the teachings of Jesus.

    Many people consider themselves Christian who are no such thing. They simply want to cover their bases - feel like they are Christian, maybe go to church once in awhile, and don't rob a bank, or murder someone, and they think if there is a God, they will go to Heaven. Those people have done nothing with their lives! They waste the gift they have been given, and I feel great sorrow for them.

    I can think of no more selfish act, than to create a life, simply out of the desire for one's own physical pleasure, and then to destroy that life simply because it exists!

    Everyone sins, and every sin is forgivable. There is nothing magical about absolution, it's simply accepting the fact that you have committed a sin, and regret it. The main danger to a person who has an abortion is that they will almost never accept that. They feel the guilt of what they have done, but instead of finding true absolution in accepting the fact that what they have done is wrong, they delude themselves into believing what they have done was justified.
  • Thoughts About Differences Between Conservatives and Liberals

    09/01/2014 1:12:00 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    MMaschin to TBP

    At the the most basic level, liberals tend to project, and conservatives empathize.

  • London Imam Choudary to Hannity: You Have 'No Choice,' Sharia Is 'Coming to a Place Near You'

    08/28/2014 3:56:10 PM PDT · 47 of 66
    MMaschin to NYer
    This guy is why the left support muslims so much.

    In order to gain totalitarian control over America, the left needs to discourage religion as much as possible. The left gains their power over people by encouraging them to live life irresponsibly. There motto is "if it feels good - do it". Do it, and don't worry about it.

    Sin is equatable to selfishness, every sin is selfish, and every selfish act is sinful. That is how they control people. 40% of all women will have an abortion sometime in their life, and virtually all of them will vote for Democrats exclusively for the rest of their lives. There is no act more selfish than destroying a life that was created for simple bodily pleasure. But the left tells them that they were acting unselfishly in aborting their babies.

    The left controls people by absolving them of their guilt!

    The first step of the left gaining complete control over society is to first increase the muslim presence in America. Then they can say they need to limit the scope of the 2nd Amendment to deal with the muslim threat. And then they will not only rid America of the threat of Islam, but they will attack all religion at the same time.

    The left will do whatever they can to create a Muslim threat in America, so that they can use that threat to attack ALL religion in America!
  • Turn natural gas into gasoline for $1 per gallon

    08/21/2014 10:10:25 AM PDT · 46 of 74
    MMaschin to ckilmer
    Liberals will NEVER allow energy to become affordable.

    Paul Ehrlich famously said - “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun”.

    This is also why Obama first Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu said - "“Somehow we have to figure out a way to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”"

    The radical environmentalists believe in a formula, that they believe shows mankinds impact on the environment - I(mpact)=P(opulation) x A(ffluence) x T(echnology) .

    This is why liberals had DDT banned, and why abortion is always a good idea - lower the P when possible. The A and T variables are hard to quantify, so a proxy of energy consumption is used. Lower the amount of energy used, and A and T are lowered.

    The left wants to see everyone (other than themselves), living in a small apartment, working 2 part time jobs, using public transportation, and too poor to raise children.

    The left believes they do this to save the world!
  • BREAKING: Poll confirms that Mitch is in the lead

    08/16/2014 2:10:29 PM PDT · 94 of 95
    MMaschin to sarge83
    Cruz shut the government down??? All by himself??? I don't think so!

    I was born and raised in NKY. My family still lives there. Me dad can't stand Mitch, but he's going to vote for him. Why? Because its better to have a "RINO" Republican who will back you 20% of the time, than a damn Democrat who will be automatically go against anything you put forward.

    Watch who Cruz endorses in the race! It will be Mitch! Why? Because he can win!

    If you want conservatives to have ANY effect, they need others to back them up, even if its not 100% of the time. How often will Grimes support Cruz? That's easy, 0%!

    . If you think Cruz shut down the government by himself, you're sadly mistaken, he got support from a number of people you consider RINOs!!!
  • Libertarian on Kentucky Senate Ballot, could hurt McConnell

    08/15/2014 7:37:30 AM PDT · 20 of 54
    MMaschin to ChildOfThe60s

    Get ready to send letters to Senator Grimes - I’m sure listen to your concerns.

  • BREAKING: Poll confirms that Mitch is in the lead

    08/14/2014 12:06:06 PM PDT · 89 of 95
    MMaschin to sarge83

    Yes, I can see how effective Cruz is from the minority side of the isle!

  • BREAKING: Poll confirms that Mitch is in the lead

    08/14/2014 9:31:42 AM PDT · 69 of 95
    MMaschin to Yogafist
    They lost their primaries, that's the appropriate time to go after RINO's. If the RINO wins, conservatives need to suck it up and support them in the general.

    Look at it this way, if we win the Senate back with a one seat majority, EVERY RINO has a lot of power. For every additional seat advantage the RINO's have less and less power.
  • BREAKING: Poll confirms that Mitch is in the lead

    08/13/2014 9:26:28 PM PDT · 26 of 95
    MMaschin to ObamahatesPACoal
    I guess this thread can be used to pick out the fake FReepers who actually support Obama!

    Even the worst Republican is a million times better than any Democrat!
  • Is Obama.....

    08/12/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT · 18 of 20
    MMaschin to Hot Tabasco

    Sohale Siddiqi

  • Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. [2011]

    08/08/2014 12:51:30 PM PDT · 36 of 81
    MMaschin to mgist

    Anyone able to read the inscription on the ring on Obama’s right hand?

  • Watch Cincinnati Bengals

    08/07/2014 7:05:58 PM PDT · 23 of 33
    MMaschin to Bender2

    I just paid $20 earlier today to get the preseason games on NFL.com, and I got the same errors! I friggin HATE the NFL!!!!

    I moved to Texas from Cincy, and no matter how hard I try, I get to see about four or five games a year!

    Worst business practice ever NFL!!! I’m about ready to say F it all!

  • FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate

    08/05/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT · 57 of 59
    MMaschin to MMaschin
  • FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate

    08/05/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT · 56 of 59
    MMaschin to 4Zoltan
    Here's a link to how MRC actually works.

    http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0SO8wdYFuFTsTcA2WBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzNWllOW1jBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQ4OV8x/RV=2/RE=1407289049/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fsignal.ece.utexas.edu%2f~queiroz%2fpapers%2fei99mrc.pdf/RK=0/RS=P4xdhsKIX7BdVcagnGqrDOG.Ny8-

    First, MRC only applies to multi-layer images - these boxes are contained on a single layer.

    The fact that one box is an exact copy of another, can not, and is not a result of MRC. If what you are saying was true, then why isn't the background behind the boxes identical? The answer is because they are separate images contained on separate layers, and therefore there is nothing that MRC will do with them.

    To test this fact, simply print off the document and scan it back into a pdf, and see how different the boxes come out to be.
  • A Cash-Strapped Corps Once Tried Training Marines With ‘Doom’

    08/04/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT · 7 of 26
    MMaschin to C19fan
    It reminds me of a joke I once read in someones office when I worked at HQMC.

    An officer of each branch of the military is given an order to "secure this building".

    The Marine officer stations snipers on the roof, fortified machine gun positions at all the entries, and armed patrols on each floor.

    The Army officer puts armed guards at all the entries.

    The Navy officer ensures all the lights are turned off, and the doors are locked.

    The Air Force officer signs a 5 year lease with an option to buy.
  • FOX's Resident Windbag Claims Prez's Phony Docs Are Legitimate

    08/03/2014 3:28:06 PM PDT · 51 of 59
    MMaschin to IMR 4350
    She was moving to Washington permanently, so it's likely that she had all of her possessions. That being the case I find it highly unlikely that she would have flown, and believe that there is a high probability that she traveled to Washington by ship.



    I find it amazing that some people actually believe that the PDF is an authentic copy of a paper document. All you need to do is look at it - try this.

    1) Download the PDF directly from the WH - http://whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate-long-form.pdf

    2) Open the PDF, and zoom into box number 4 - that's the box with twin information.



    Notice anything? So.... You have a form that was hand drafted back in the 50's or 60's. Then it was filled out, and put into a book. 50 years later it was photocopied, and then scanned into a PDF. And two boxes in that section come out as pixel for pixel exact copies of one another?! Simply impossible, one box was copied and pasted into the document to create another empty box. Why? I have no idea.



    Before anyone says something stupid like it's a result of optimization, or OCR, I'll explain the basics of those processes.

    OCR works by finding pattern matches to known fonts. When a match is found the image data representing the number/character is removed, and the number/character from the font is added to a text layer. This results in a searchable text layer being created with all the values that were recognized. These numbers/characters all come from he font data, so they will match, so for example every 'A' found will be an exact copy of every other 'A' found. But what's important to remember is that they all come from the font data, so they will all match the font definition - so they will be very sharp and clean. There are many cases of letters and numbers that are exact copies of others on the document, but they are not sharp, they didn't come from an existing font file, and there is no text layer. So they are not the result of OCR.


    Optimization works by finding repeating patterns, and replacing them with a pointer to one instance of the data. For example, if a document contains 1000 'A's in a row, in 10 different places, then the document can be optimized and the 1000 'A's are stored once, and in the document they are replaced with simple pointers to the one instance. What is important to remember here is that optimization does not change anything, it finds patterns that are already exact copies, it doesn't change things that are similar into exact copies of each other.


    I'd love to see someone try to explain how those two boxes are EXACT copies of each other.
  • Halbig plaintiffs file petition for Writ to SCOTUS

    07/31/2014 11:55:53 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    MMaschin to Pollster1
    There are no sure things these days. This could go to the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as a check on the three judge panel, potentially removing the conflict until the full court can decide. That's not even a gross violation of standard procedure. There are also lots of options in keeping with Obama's standards for the "rule of law", which can be quite flexible. I hope and pray that SCOTUS will take this and kill that terrible law, but I don't feel much confidence that it will be as smooth as it should be.

    I'm sure Halbig will be heard en banc by the DC Court, and they will reverse the initial ruling - remember this is the court that Reid removed the filibuster to stack in their favor. This could be exactly why.

    BUT, I still firmly believe that the SCOTUS will have to hear this case, and when they do, I believe it will tell Congress that they need to fix the law. The Democrats will try to pin the blame on Republicans for not wanting Americans to receive their rightful subsides, and Republicans will put out ads of Pelosie saying that "we have to pass the bill to see what's inside it!".

    This should kill the bill and blow up in the Democrats faces, the only problem is that the Republicans are pretty incompetent.
  • Halbig plaintiffs file petition for Writ to SCOTUS

    07/31/2014 6:50:06 PM PDT · 10 of 17
    MMaschin to Pollster1
    There is zero chance the SCOTUS does not take this case - there were conflicting appeals court rulings on it.

    This could be a bomb that Roberts put in during his Commerce Clause opinion. I don't see how he rules it's not a tax, as the DC court ruled, when he himself wrote an entire opinion based on it being a tax.

    Roberts is not a dumb man. I think's possible he knew all along that this would come back, and that his first opinion was to try to establish a history of his court that was not biased towards the right. He will always be able to say, " look, I kept the ACA alive when it was going to be killed, how can you say I'm biased towards the right?".

    This is a kill switch in the law. The only thing I'm not sure about is whether it kills the entire law, or they leave something for the Congress to fix.