Posts by NJ_Tom

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  • To Roger Waters With Love From Israel :)

    08/10/2014 10:59:19 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    NJ_Tom to Nachum

    Everyone should watch this with a finger on the `pause’ button. The way that previously published pictures of Assad’s slaughter in Syria reappear as pictures documenting “Israeli victims in Gaza” is quite illuminating!

  • Ukrainian forces encircle rebel-held city, talk of truce collapses

    08/10/2014 10:55:22 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    NJ_Tom to Pearls Before Swine
    Actually, Ukraine had the world's 3rd-largest nuclear missile force when it became independent (courtesy of USSR remnants). They surrendered all their nukes in return for a treaty, signed by USA, UK and Russia guaranteeing their territorial integrity.

    It seems to me that, in light of their actions in Crimea, we should declare ALL treaties or agreements with Russia to be null and void.

  • Scathing Anti-West Editorial in German Handelsblatt; Reader Emails on "Small Price to Pay"

    08/10/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · 12 of 16
    NJ_Tom to Kaslin

    I was a Democrat until I “wised up” in my twenties. My problem is that I have always had a passport - since this means I cannot be a Republican, can anyone tell me what party I can join?

  • February 17, 2014: Supreme Court may rule on guns outside the home, 9:23 p.m. EST

    02/20/2014 12:34:57 PM PST · 68 of 69
    NJ_Tom to Paulie
    What I'd like to know is why does DHS have a need for this sort of ammunition, when the international community considers its use to be a war crime?!!
  • Vanity: Sounds like we're going to default

    10/15/2013 2:15:18 PM PDT · 31 of 60
    NJ_Tom to ConservativeMan55
    From paragraph 5 of Amendment 14 to the U.S. Constitution"

    The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

    It appears our "Contitutional scholar" would have to defy the Constitution in order to engineer a default.

    But, we all know that he will always follow the law. /sarc

  • Editorial: Ted Cruz and the ‘birther’ issue

    09/13/2013 10:56:20 AM PDT · 161 of 161
    NJ_Tom to Jim Robinson
    The "fly in the ointment" is found in the following statement"

    "By law, his mother’s U.S. citizenship automatically confers natural citizenship to Cruz"

    The key to being a "natural-born Citizen," as compared to a "natural" or "native" Citizen, is that this status cannot be conferred by ANY law - or even a Constitutional Amendment.

    As Vattel explained in the "Law of Nations" (with which the drafters of the Constitution were thoroughly familiar) being "natural-born" was inherent in one's circumstances at birth.

  • Why Ted Cruz Is Without Doubt a Natural Born Citizen

    09/03/2013 11:51:09 AM PDT · 254 of 351
    NJ_Tom to xzins
    There is a world of difference between a "natural-born" subject and a "natural-born" citizen. The former interpretation gave the British the right to impress American sailors into the Royal Navy. The fact that we did not agree was a major cause of the War of 1812.

    Regarding the Naturalization Act of 1790, this was rewritten by the next Congress with the granting of "natural-born citizen" status to those born of US Citizen parents abroad stricken out. This was undoubtedly because of the realization that a natural-born citizen is one whose citizenship exists from the moment of their birth, without the benefit of any Act or Amendment.

  • Mark Levin Addresses Ted Cruz Eligibility Issue posed by Ridgewood, NJ Man at Book Signing

    09/03/2013 7:30:21 AM PDT · 560 of 586
    NJ_Tom to DiogenesLamp

    Impossible to argue with the documentary evidence you have provided. Presidential campaigns have always included a heavy dose of “negative campaigning” based on falsehoods.

  • CATO Institute & Daily Caller Declares Foreign-Born Persons Eligible To Be President

    08/30/2013 8:26:01 AM PDT · 216 of 216
    NJ_Tom to Cold Case Posse Supporter
    The "fly in the ointment" here is found in the statement "The Nationality Act of 1940 outlines which children become "nationals and citizens of the United States at birth." If your citizenship derives from any Act or Amendment, it cannot be "natural born."
  • Mark Levin Addresses Ted Cruz Eligibility Issue posed by Ridgewood, NJ Man at Book Signing

    08/27/2013 1:46:35 PM PDT · 103 of 586
    NJ_Tom to BJ1
    The Constitution clearly specifies two kinds of citizens - to be elected to Congress, you must be a "citizen," to be elected to the Presidency, you must be a "natural-born citizen." Obviously, there's a difference.

    The simplest way to look at it is the following: if you are a citizen without the benefit of any Act of Congress or any Amendment to the Constitution, then you are "natural-born," if you become a citizen because of any act of man, then you are a citizen, but not "natural-born."

    Ted Cruz is a citizen because of legislation that grants citizenship to the children who are born out of the country but have at least one citizen parent. This legislation used include requirements as the the age of the citizen parent and the number of years they had lived in the U.S. - not sure that it does anymore.

    Congress made one attempt, shortly after our nation's founding (I believe in the 1st Congress), to grant "natural-born" status to those born out of the country to 2 citizen parents. They obviously realized later that they were defining something that could not be defined by human intervention, as they removed that provision from the new Naturalization Act in the subsequent Congress.

    The determination of "natural-born" lies beyond the reach of mere mortals!

  • Sam Adams "Independence" Beer Commercial

    07/01/2013 12:13:06 PM PDT · 65 of 103
    NJ_Tom to NJ_Tom

    Grammar error! “it’s” should have been “its”

  • Sam Adams "Independence" Beer Commercial

    07/01/2013 12:11:15 PM PDT · 64 of 103
    NJ_Tom to rarestia
    Actually, the Czech original, sold here as "Czechvar" for copyright reasons - although, being brewed in the town of Budweiss (the German name for Česke Budjejovice) it's proper name is Budweiser - is vastly superior in my opinion.
  • Sam Adams "Independence" Beer Commercial

    07/01/2013 12:02:28 PM PDT · 63 of 103
    NJ_Tom to rarestia
    There are plenty of superior microbrews to choose from. They might cost a bit more, but they are well worth the money.

    I have sworn off Sam Adams as well, until I hear that they have publicly acknowledged, and abjectly apologized for, this editing of our founding document.

  • FDR 'Covered Up Soviet Atrocity to Appease Stalin'

    07/01/2013 10:36:18 AM PDT · 43 of 44
    NJ_Tom to dfwgator
    I heartily second your recommendation! This magnificent film literally "pushes your face" into the brutality of the Soviets - what's more, it shows the horrors inflicted on the Polish people who, although they knew full well who was responsible, faced immediate and severe punishment if they even hinted at the truth. The scenes where a young woman tried to put up a memorial with her father's true date of death on it were particularly heartbreaking.

    Be prepared, however for a film that makes no attempt to shield you from the ghastliness (My wife was unable to watch it all the way through.)

  • A Form of Gun Confiscation Has Reportedly Begun in New York State

    04/10/2013 9:09:25 AM PDT · 78 of 91
    NJ_Tom to rmlew
    Cataplexy - a type of seizure associated with narcolepsy - is completely controlled by very small doses (1 capsule every 3 days) of clomipramine - a tricyclic antidepressant.

    The simple fact is that these drugs are often prescribed for conditions that have nothing to do with one's mental health!

  • Elector Challenge Against Obama - Jan. 3, 2013, 2 p.m. PDT

    01/04/2013 10:50:29 AM PST · 34 of 34
    NJ_Tom to Cyber Liberty

    I just went to site advisor & got the message “We tested this site and didn’t find any significant problems.” together with a green check mark

  • Elector Challenge Against Obama - Jan. 3, 2013, 2 p.m. PDT

    01/03/2013 4:01:03 PM PST · 28 of 34
    NJ_Tom to Cyber Liberty
    A lot of sites supporting Sarah Palin also come up with horrific warnings about malware, etc. - particularly on Web of Trust, which is used by a lot of antivirus programs to screen dangerous sites. Problem is, these ratings are a composite of ratings posted by individuals, and are susceptible to multiple negative ratings by Obots in an attempt to close off access. I find McAfee Site Advisor less liable to manipulation.
  • Crunch Time - HELP NEEDED

    01/02/2013 1:44:32 PM PST · 58 of 59
    NJ_Tom to butterdezillion
    A quick question - was one of the congressmen who received your letter Rodney Freylinghuysen of New Jersey's 11th District? (I wanted to contact you by FreepMail, but apparently, having joined in 2004, I am still too new a member to use this facility. If I could have mailed you, I would have included my personal Email address for faster communication.) In any case, keep up the good fight! We need people like you, Larry Klayman & Orly Taitz to hang in there, regardless of what the naysayers might advise.

    Let's all pray that we can yet make 2013 a truly Happy New Year!

  • A Suggestion as to Voter ID (Vanity)

    12/05/2012 11:51:53 AM PST · 7 of 17
    NJ_Tom to NJ_Tom
    Editorial correction - just noticed I left out the word "impact" after "only negatively".
  • A Suggestion as to Voter ID (Vanity)

    12/05/2012 11:37:15 AM PST · 1 of 17
    NJ_Tom
    Just sayin'.
  • LIVE THREAD - House Committee Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    11/15/2012 10:22:46 AM PST · 87 of 104
    NJ_Tom to SE Mom
    Something I read that I've not seen mentioned on any media outlet. When the seals called for help, any help that wasn't already in Libya (like the CIA resources in Tripoli) would require something called "Cross Border Authorization." This is required before any US military (such as the AC-130 standing by in Italy) can cross the border of a country with which we're not at war. As I was told, only the President can issue this authorization. If this is true (perhaps someone with Special Ops background could clarify) then the responsibility for the death of our Seals lies entirely with the President.
  • Las Vegas Woman Arrested After Trying To Vote Twice

    11/03/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT · 30 of 40
    NJ_Tom to wontbackdown
    Considering the fraud in the 2010 election in Nevada - Angle up 8% going into the election, but somehow Reid wins (with the help of lots of weird voter machine action, said machines being maintained by the SEIU) - I believe your hypothesis has a high probability of being true.

    Her problem is, if this is the case, how does she prove it?

  • Union Bosses Arrested for Stealing Romney Signs in Ohio

    11/03/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT · 1 of 34
    NJ_Tom
    Caught in the act!
  • Is Benghazigate opening? (Saturbray)

    11/03/2012 9:06:37 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    NJ_Tom to bray
    Marxist ideologues will always follow the party line when deciding what news to report and how to report it. I just finished a combination Biography/Short Story Collection about Dashiel Hammett. He published strongly anti-fascist news & articles until the Stalin-Hitler pact was signed, then, in one day he became strongly pro-Hitler. He stayed that way until Hitler invaded the USSR - then immediately became a fervent anti-fascist again!

    For these people, party loyalty is paramount.

  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/26/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT · 23 of 23
    NJ_Tom to rxsid

    I’m embarrassed to admit that, although I have read up on Justinian’s reign, and particularly his ill-fated attempt to recover the Western Empire with an army under the command of Belisarius, I somehow missed the plague. Thanks for enlightening me!

  • Docs:Obama,Holder approved one of Bin Laden’s bodyguards for release/transfer from Gitmo

    09/25/2012 9:59:20 AM PDT · 19 of 23
    NJ_Tom to himno hero

    Interesting video - but I would take exception to one of the speaker’s assertions. He claims that one factor that weakened the Byzantine Empire was the Bubonic Plague - but the Arab expansion began in the 7th Century, while the first European appearance of the Bubonic Plague was in Crimea in 1350.

  • Sarah Palin Thank you, SCOTUS.

    06/28/2012 1:58:07 PM PDT · 136 of 246
    NJ_Tom to Lazamataz
    To repeat a comment I posted elsewhere, the answer will be to elect conservative majorities in both Houses and then make sure they know that we expect the first order of business must be the impeachment and removal from the bench of all Justices who voted for this egregious violation of the Constitution.

    They hold their office upon the condition of "good behavior" - a clear statement must be made that ignoring the clear words of the U.S. Constitution is never good behavior!

  • GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare

    06/28/2012 1:24:30 PM PDT · 68 of 94
    NJ_Tom to Red Steel
    We must fight to ensure an unbreakable majority in both houses this November. Then, we must pressure the Congress to impeach and remove all justices who voted for this unprecedented violation of the Constitution!

    Violating the supreme law of the land must constitute a violation of "good behavior!"

  • Today is The Day U.S. Citizens Became Slaves of Their Government

    06/28/2012 8:26:12 AM PDT · 109 of 194
    NJ_Tom to Plumres

    I believe the unions will qualify for waivers.

  • Supreme Court refuses to hear 'birther' argument

    06/11/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT · 80 of 186
    NJ_Tom to Perdogg
    Why do I think Sotomayor & Kagan did not recuse themselves in the decision - despite the fact that a decision might have eliminated their positions? (sarc)
  • Trump: A boost or detriment to Romney? (Video - Greta Sustern Interviews Trump about Obama's BC)

    05/30/2012 10:08:16 AM PDT · 26 of 27
    NJ_Tom to john mirse
    2. For this reason: Remember how Obama released a forged document purporting to be his long form birth certificate last April 2011 because of the pressure from Trump and others to do so?

    There, fixed it.

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/24/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT · 253 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    IMO, it is illogical to ignore statements by members of the Convention that, as Madison stated "the Common Law of England is not the Common Law of the United States" (emphasis added). In addition, the fact that the court in Minor vs. Happersett specifically referenced common law, when defining NBC differently from the definition that you derive from Natural Born Subject in English Common Law, is a clear acknowledgement that the "common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers ... were familiar" was understood to differ from that of England. You must remember that the status of "subject," natural born or not, included a religious requirement, which would have been anathema to the Framers. Finally, under English Common Law, once a natural born subject, one was forever a subject - one's allegiance to the British Crown was permanent and could never be surrendered. Hence, the impressing of US seamen that contributed to the War of 1812.

    However, this all becomes moot when one considers the forged birth certificates, the forged Selective Service registration and the use of multiple Social Security numbers (including, at present, one that fails E-Verify.)

    Any one of these is a felony; not having registered with Selective Service is a bar to serving in any Federal office, including US Senator. Regardless of the status of his parents, this alone bars Mr. Obama from the Presidency.

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/23/2012 2:21:20 PM PDT · 246 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    No, a natural citizen is identical in all regards to a naturalized citizen. Neither one meets the requirement for NBC. The framers of the 14th Amendment were explicit that the birthright citizens created by the Amendment would be natural citizens, but not Natural Born Citizens.
  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/23/2012 2:12:01 PM PDT · 245 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    There is ample written evidence (in Benj. Franklin's correspondence, as well as elsewhere) that the Convention had at least one copy of Vattel available, and a number of the Delegates were quite fluent in French.

    Regarding Franklin, in 1775 he wrote to Charles Dumas, an editor and journalist in the Netherlands, and thanked him for sending Franklin 3 copies of the newest edition of Vattel (published in French). Franklin commented to Dumas that his personal copy was in heavy demand by the other delegates to the Continental Congress meeting in 1775.

    To quote: "I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary frequently to consult the law of nations. Accordingly that copy, which I kept, (after depositing one in our own public library here, and sending the other to the College of Massachusetts Bay, as you directed,) has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting, who are much pleased with your notes and preface, and have entertained a high and just esteem for their author."

    If they were consulting it in 1775, don't you think they might have thought about it in 1787?

    Also, Washington himself set a world record for overdue library books, by checking out a copy of Vattel from the NY Public Library, which was not returned for 220 years! He must have thought it worth keeping for reference.

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/23/2012 1:51:29 PM PDT · 242 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    One further point, from personal history. My father was born in Germany, of a father who was born in Germany. When he went to register for conscription in 1918, he was told he was not a German citizen, because his father was not a German citizen, because his father was born in Bohemia, thus making him Austrian.

    As I said, NBC is a status afford by the nature of one's birth, and cannot be altered or modified by any Sovereign, government or law.

    If your theory were to be correct, my father would have been a NBC of Imperial Germany.

    Thankfully, considering the way WWI was proceeding for Germany, he was not - otherwise, he'd never survived to get to the US in 1927 & I wouldn't be here!

    BTW, my Dad (& London-born Mom) both became citizens in the 1930s, so I was a NBC when I was born in 1943!

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/23/2012 1:07:09 PM PDT · 239 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    To reply to your earlier post, The flaw in the argument can be found in the structure of the English language. Just as to "immunize" is to make one immune, so is "naturalize" the process that makes one "natural." Anyone who has been naturalized is accorded all the rights and privileges of a natural citizen. This does not make him a natural-born citizen.

    For a great part of our history, even being born here did not make you a citizen, unless your parents were citizens. This was changed with the 14th Amendment, to ensure that freed slaves were accorded citizenship. It was made clear by its framers, at the time of its adoption, that this Amendment only accorded "birthright citizenship" and would not, indeed, could not alter the requirements for NBC. Note also, the language of the 14th - "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States..." Who is not "subject to the jurisdiction?" Foreign diplomats and agents, those in the country illegally and transients who have been admitted for a short period. This leads to the question as to whether Obama is even a citizen (which might explain why his Social Security No. fails E-Verify.)

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/23/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT · 238 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    At the time, everyone in the Constitutional Convention knew exactly what it meant. Did they include a definition of what "commerce" meant? Did they spell out in Art. 1, Sect. 2 what they meant by an "elector?"

    Things that are self-evident do not require a definition - otherwise, we'd have ended up with a 100-page monstrosity like the EU "Constitution." The basic fact is that anything that relies on "natural law" relies on the "Law of Nations."

    You should particularly pay attention to John Jay's letter to Washington suggesting the restriction to Natural Born Citizens as a way to bar someone with divided loyalties from becoming Commander-in-Chief.

    The definition is also implicit in the exception made for "a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution." Everyone alive at the time had parents who were not citizens at the time of their birth, even though they had been born in one of the colonies that became states. It was felt that, having participated in the Revolution that brought us independence, they could be trusted not to betray us.

    Finally, whether or not the Founders defined the term explicitly, the US Supreme Court definitely did in Minor vs. Happersett - which remains binding precedent to this day. To quote from that decision, “The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first."

    Note that they say that there are doubts as to whether "children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents" are even citizens at all - not whether they qualify as NBC. Since the case they were considering involved a woman who was a NBC (born in the US of parents who were both citizens), they had no need to resolve the doubts as to the status of second group of potential, plain (i.e. not natural born) citizens

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · 185 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    In addition - the Supreme Court can not "declare" someone a NBC. No court decision or legislative act can make someone a NBC. The most a court can do is clarify the definition (as the US Supreme Court did in Minor v. Happersett).

    "Natural Born" means a status that exists as a result the of nature of one's birth - no act of man or government can change that.

    If someone gives up their citizenship and takes on an allegiance to another state, their status as a NBC is gone for good, never to be regained.

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/22/2012 2:09:32 PM PDT · 183 of 255
    NJ_Tom to New Jersey Realist
    you should check out http://puzo1.blogspot.com/.

    There you'll learn that Vattel was the primary reference for "The Law of Nations" used by the members of the Constitutional Convention.

    Also, as James Madison once said "the Common Law of England is not the Common Law of the United States."

    The dispute over this was one of the reasons for the War of 1812!

  • Arizona deputies in Hawaii seeking Obama birth certificate

    05/22/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT · 181 of 255
    NJ_Tom to gcraig
    Not impeachment - summary removal from office as illegitimate, arrest and cancellation of all actions carried out while illegally occupying the office. This includes Obamacare, all treaties and two appointments to the Supreme Court!
  • WHAT is Scytl & WHY Should You Be VERY, VERY Concerned?

    04/10/2012 1:53:42 PM PDT · 1 of 58
    NJ_Tom
    When you read the article, you find all the familiar characters - a Chicago connection, funding by major Obama supporters, etc.

    This may well be the way he steals the election - we'll all be watching Acorn & Project Vote & polling irregularities, while the real dirty work will be in the tabulation. As Stalin said, it doesn't matter who votes, what matters is who counts the votes!

  • Majority of 'pink slime' production suspended

    03/27/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT · 34 of 40
    NJ_Tom to Anitius Severinus Boethius
    Everyone should know the following

    1. There is NO SUCH THING as "pink slime." What there is, is lean beef recovered from fat trimmings by a process of heating and separating in a centrifuge. Jamie Oliver's "demonstration" was a travesty. If you take ground beef, mix it with household cleaner grade ammonia and spin it in a dryer, you WILL get "pink slime," but this is NOT the process used by industry. Mr Oliver may be a decent chef, but he knows nothing about food processing or food safety!

    2. The treatment with a few puffs of ammonia gas is just enough to temporarily raise the pH (alkalinity) about 1-1/2 points above its natural pH. Why is this done? Because it KILLS E. Coli bacteria! Do you think ABC will be willing to accept the responsibility for the deaths that will result from the next outbreak of E. Coli contamination?

    3. The product of this process, which has been used for years, is lean beef, which is why the USDA doesn't require its being labeled as an "ingredient." To make up for the amount of beef that is recovered by this process from the fat trimmed off steaks, roasts, etc., would require the slaughter of an additional 1.5 million head of cattle. Does anyone think this is a good idea?

  • Soylent Pink School Lunch, Michelle Obama, Code Pink, SEIU & WTF-2012

    03/27/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    NJ_Tom to NOBO2012
    Everyone should know the following

    1. There is NO SUCH THING as "pink slime." What there is, is lean beef recovered from fat trimmings by a process of heating and separating in a centrifuge. Jamie Oliver's "demonstration" was a travesty. If you take ground beef, mix it with household cleaner grade ammonia and spin it in a dryer, you WILL get "pink slime," but this is NOT the process used by industry. Mr Oliver may be a decent chef, but he knows nothing about food processing or food safety!

    2. The treatment with a few puffs of ammonia gas is just enough to temporarily raise the pH (alkalinity) about 1-1/2 points above its natural pH. Why is this done? Because it KILLS E. Coli bacteria! Do you think ABC will be willing to accept the responsibility for the deaths that will result from the next outbreak of E. Coli contamination?

    3. The product of this process, which has been used for years, is lean beef, which is why the USDA doesn't require its being labeled as an "ingredient." To make up for the amount of beef that is recovered by this process from the fat trimmed off steaks, roasts, etc., would require the slaughter of an additional 1.5 million head of cattle. Does anyone think this is a good idea?

  • Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program

    03/27/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT · 38 of 38
    NJ_Tom to AtlasStalled
    Everyone should know the following

    1. There is NO SUCH THING as "pink slime." What there is, is lean beef recovered from fat trimmings by a process of heating and separating in a centrifuge. Jamie Oliver's "demonstration" was a travesty. If you take ground beef, mix it with household cleaner grade ammonia and spin it in a dryer, you WILL get "pink slime," but this is NOT the process used by industry. Mr Oliver may be a decent chef, but he knows nothing about food processing or food safety!

    2. The treatment with a few puffs of ammonia gas is just enough to temporarily raise the pH (alkalinity) about 1-1/2 points above its natural pH. Why is this done? Because it KILLS E. Coli bacteria! Do you think ABC will be willing to accept the responsibility for the deaths that will result from the next outbreak of E. Coli contamination?

    3. The product of this process, which has been used for years, is lean beef, which is why the USDA doesn't require its being labeled as an "ingredient." To make up for the amount of beef that is recovered by this process from the fat trimmed off steaks, roasts, etc., would require the slaughter of an additional 1.5 million head of cattle. Does anyone think this is a good idea?

  • Was The Georgia Secretary Of State’s Decision “Greased”?

    02/21/2012 2:04:33 PM PST · 10 of 29
    NJ_Tom to Harlan1196
    If you review their reasoning, you'll see it was actually a sound decision. If they had accepted the default, there would have been a decision with no evidence to support it, other than the default - a decision that the SOS would have been free to ignore.

    By rejecting the default, they were able to introduce their evidence and make it part of the legal record - and, therefore, a sound basis for an appeal.

  • Was The Georgia Secretary Of State’s Decision “Greased”?

    02/21/2012 1:09:26 PM PST · 1 of 29
    NJ_Tom
    It's easy to get your way, when you have the resources of the U.S. Treasury for your bribes!
  • Now We Will See The Real Obama and it Will Get Ugly

    01/14/2012 11:05:33 AM PST · 44 of 47
    NJ_Tom to stuartcr
    Actually, I'm kinda looking forward to learning exactly who the real Obama actually is!
  • Why Wasn't Ankeny v Daniels Appealed To The Supreme Court?

    01/11/2012 4:47:33 PM PST · 119 of 191
    NJ_Tom to Sherman Logan
    The language of the decision states that there are doubts as to whether others are Citizens, not whether they are Natural Born Citizens. The case concerned a question of voting rights, which would first require a determination of citizenship; as it was certain that the Mrs. Minor was a Natural Born Citizen, it was unnecessary to further inquire as to whether she was an ordinary Citizen under any rule of jus soli.
  • Internet-Based Third Party to Challenge Obama, GOP (Nearly $22 million war chest)

    12/12/2011 1:33:33 PM PST · 20 of 20
    NJ_Tom to 2ndDivisionVet
    If you check out http://markamerica.com/2011/09/29/who-is-behind-americans-elect/ you'll find plenty of evidence that this is a Soros project.
  • Thomas Sowell On Gingrich And Immigration

    12/03/2011 7:46:12 AM PST · 108 of 108
    NJ_Tom to Kaslin
    I agree with Sowell that breaking the law for 25 years is no better than breaking it for one year.

    So many aplolgists for some conditional amnesty cite the sheer logistical problem of deporting millions of illegals. To my mind this is easily solved, if you keep in mind 2 points:

    1. Every illegal, wherever he or she is, got there on their own resources. Therefore, there can be no doubt that they have the resources to get back to their point of origin.

    2. Their motivation for coming here is because they want to live/work in the USA. This is obviously a big motivation, when you consider the dangers they are willing to risk, the enormous sums paid to "coyotes" to be smuggled in, etc.

    Seems to me these two facts can be used to "incentivize" illegals to deport themselves. Simply anounce, with repetitive ads, in all pertinent languages, using radio, TV & press, that illegals have a one-year window for returning to their country of origin and beginning the process of immigrating legally. At the end of that year, anyone found in this country illegally will not only be deported, but they and their entire family, to the next generation, will be forever barred from legal entrance to the USA regardless of any mitigating circumstance, scholarship award, medical emergency, hardship, etc.

    In my opinion, the vast majority of non-criminal illegals would hasten to avoid that penalty. As for the criminal element, we'll just have to imprison them in a manner that minimizes the expense - i.e., no law libraries, cable TV, gyms, etc.