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Posts by noiseman

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  • Exclusive: Bachmann Leads Congressional Call To Outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

    07/25/2014 6:50:56 AM PDT · 3 of 51
    noiseman to maggief

    Great! Can we include its most prominent Kenyan follower while we’re at it?

  • Lerner Hard Drive Was "Scratched"

    07/23/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT · 174 of 188
    noiseman to kristinn

    Well I “scratched” my hard drive and now no one on Earth can see anything on the Internet anymore. Same level of stupid as the story they’re trying to peddle.

  • White House To Ignore Court Ruling, Keep Handing Out Obamacare Subsidies

    07/22/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT · 25 of 45
    noiseman to Avid Coug
    "It will be interesting to see what Obama does if the Supreme Court rules against him on this one. Just ignore them and keep doling out the money?"

    Considering the fact that Congress refuses to impeach him, I think he can do whatever he wants without consequence until January 20, 2016. Short of revolution, impeachment is the only remedy to Obama's despotism. No matter what happens in the House and Senate in November, it will make no difference if Obama continues to ignore Congress and the Supreme Court, and wimpy Republicans and corrupt Democrats refuse to do anything to stop him.

  • Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

    07/21/2014 11:02:20 AM PDT · 222 of 292
    noiseman to mylife
    "It is largly symptomatic because he has no power tpo arm them due to Washington and posse comitatis..."

    Posse Comitatus shouldn't apply because the National Guard wouldn't be deployed to provide internal policing, but rather to repel foreign invaders, which is precisely why the military exists.

  • McConnell: Obama wants ‘blank check’ for border crisis

    07/11/2014 2:58:47 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    noiseman to robowombat
    Sounds like a variation on the classic Nigerian scam - let's just call it the Kenyan scam. Don't fall for it McConnell. Yeah right, just send Obama a few billion and he'll get right on that securing the border business.

    Just like that promise that if you just pay a few "processing fees" all the wealth of some fictional African leader will be yours. Sure.

  • GOP to EPA: Don't douse Fourth of July fireworks

    07/01/2014 3:06:01 PM PDT · 7 of 18
    noiseman to PoloSec

    What do you suppose the “carbon footprint” would be from roasting an environmentalist on a spit? (hypothetically speaking)

  • Isil Leader Al Baghdadi More Powerful Than Al Qaida Chief

    06/30/2014 1:19:14 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    noiseman to WilliamofCarmichael

    I imagine tungsten would glow very brightly as it reentered the atmosphere. Gives new meaning to “seeing the light.”

  • Libtalker Mike Malloy Vows to Start Panic if He Sees Open Carry Permit Holder with Gun

    06/21/2014 9:21:27 AM PDT · 29 of 53
    noiseman to ErnBatavia
    "...given his appearance, he'd probably prevail with an insanity defense.

    My wife and I used to watch FoxNews (back when it was actually somewhat conservative) and play a little game we called "liberal or conservative?" We would turn the sound off, and when they were preparing to introduce a guest, we would look at their face on screen and try to determine just from their appearance whether they were a liberal or conservative. We eventually got bored with it because we always got it right. It was too easy.

    Don't tell me you can't judge a book by its cover.

  • No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time

    06/10/2014 11:01:18 AM PDT · 6 of 22
    noiseman to ShadowAce
    Basing the measure of intelligence on the ability to fool people is fundamentally flawed. Heck, if that's how we determine intelligence then Obama must be a super-genius, but I digress.

    A better analogy would be to apply the Turing test to determining whether something was alive. Imagine anyone seriously trying to claim that a new Disney animatronic animal must be alive because it fooled a sufficiently large number of people into thinking it is. That's complete nonsense, and so is the Turing test.

    This is what happens when "scientists" seek only materialistic explanations for life.

  • Obama admin official scrubs Twitter

    06/05/2014 11:23:28 AM PDT · 21 of 32
    noiseman to Dick Vomer

    Did you find that photo in the dictionary attached to the definition for “metro-homo-sexual-lib-tard?” Because if you didn’t, it definitely should be there.

  • AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

    06/05/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT · 151 of 246
    noiseman to sunmars
    "So why was this piece of crap so valuable that Bambi was so willing to be BLACKmailed by the Taliban and hide it from everyone?"

    Occam's razor would lead to the conclusion that Obama did this because he sympathizes with the Taliban, sympathizes with the wimpy liberalism of this Bergdahl character, and arranged this with the full intention of saving the traitor and returning the terrorists to the battlefield to once again attack us.

    I mean, let's just examine the record:

    - Obama hung out with Marxists and other radicals

    - He has expressed clear disdain for the Constitution

    - He made it clear that he wanted to "fundamentally transform" America

    - He attended Muslim schools

    - He waxed nostalgic about the Islamic call to prayer

    - In the same Cairo speech, he used the phrase, "Assalaamu alaykum", a greeting from one Muslim to another.

    - He continually refers to the "Holy Koran."

    - In foreign affairs, he reliably backs radical Islamist groups (such as in Egypt, Libya, and others) while refusing to lift a finger when pro-freedom groups attempt to overthrow dangerous, Islamic regimes (like in Iran).

    - And now he frivolously releases five extremely dangerous prisoners in return for a treasonous, terrorist "groupie."

    There is no longer any question: Obama is an Islamic sympathizer who is trying to inflict maximum damage on our country. He IS the enemy.

  • AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

    06/05/2014 10:52:38 AM PDT · 130 of 246
    noiseman to rollo tomasi
    "I hope you include the "idiocracy" of voting for/supporting do nothing Republicans and Big Government Republicans (Enablers) because they are a huge part of the regression."

    I absolutely do. Boehner, McConnell, and the rest of the enablers are nothing less than accessories to the crime of destroying America. They and those who continue to support them are in just as much denial as are Obama's worshippers. Fixing this, if it is even possible, will require radical action and it will require recognition and acceptance of the Republican party's complete unwillingness to fight (as well as their outright complicity on issues like illegal immigration).

    I still think we are headed for CWII at some point, but as terrible as that would be I am more fearful that it won't happen because too many have become more attached to their "stuff" and their comfort than to this nation's founding principles. To put it bluntly: People like that don't deserve to be Americans.

  • AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

    06/05/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · 88 of 246
    noiseman to bicyclerepair
    "We are outnumbered. This is an idiocracy."

    You are unfortunately correct. The problem is the large and increasing number of utter fools inhabiting our country. There are so many people now who when confronted with a question that requires rational thought will simply say, "I don't care, I don't pay attention to that stuff." They know absolutely nothing of substance or value, yet they will go vote for someone for the most inane, self-centered reasons.

    These people are suffering from the "normalcy bias." They wrongly believe that their lives will somehow go on as normal despite their stupid voting decisions, despite their liberal "compassionate" social views, despite importing millions of third worlders, etc. To put it mildly, they would be mistaken.

    This is why nothing short of CWII will ever resolve the problem. The people have simply become too stupid and self-absorbed to govern themselves. They have thusly become the perfect breeding ground for a wanna-be dictator like Obama. He offers them government for the lazy - just leave all of those hard decisions, the ones that involve actual thinking, to him. Enjoy your life, become a pot-smoking, homo-sex indulging hedonist and leave the hard stuff to the great and wise Obama. An as an added bonus, you get to enjoy a smug self-satisfaction that you elected and continue to support the "first black president."

    There is no hope absent a purge.

  • Obama Admin Official: What If Bergdahl's Fellow Soldiers Were Psychopaths?

    06/05/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT · 6 of 70
    noiseman to Hieronymus
    "What if his Commander In Chief was a psychopath?"


  • Driverless Cars Legally Hit Roads as California Issues Licenses; Truckers to be Unemployed

    05/30/2014 8:38:01 PM PDT · 175 of 175
    noiseman to Fungi

    Excellent point.

  • Driverless Cars Legally Hit Roads as California Issues Licenses; Truckers to be Unemployed

    05/26/2014 3:21:29 PM PDT · 8 of 175
    noiseman to Kaslin

    California already has brainless voters; why not driverless cars?

  • Russian Prime Minister: Second Cold War Coming

    05/20/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    noiseman to Hotlanta Mike

    I’m all for a new Cold War if it causes us to finally reverse our foolish cuts in military spending. It will take very different leadership in Washington for that to happen, though.

  • VA health centers on lock down in West Haven, Newington (Connecticut)

    05/20/2014 11:58:33 AM PDT · 27 of 46
    noiseman to BillyBonebrake

    Not that there probably wasn’t a threat of some type, but this seems to be standard procedure every time federal negligence or corruption is dragged out into the light. The agency involved nearly always tries to deflect criticism by casting itself as a victim. And the media, of course, obediently leap to action to fill the airwaves with hand-wringing about the “threat” in order to push the actual problem (neglecting veterans in this case) out of the spotlight. Nothing new unfortunately.


    05/14/2014 6:29:12 PM PDT · 28 of 67
    noiseman to Jim Robinson

    It would take a lot of rope to fix what ails Washington.

  • Fed Chair: ‘Deficits Will Rise to Unsustainable Levels’

    05/12/2014 2:26:38 PM PDT · 37 of 39
    noiseman to LucianOfSamasota
    I wish I knew the answer. This would be a much easier problem to solve if it only involved corrupt politicians. Unfortunately, Obama, Boehner, and the rest of the corrupt and clueless on both sides of the aisle are merely symptoms of the disease eating away at America. As you correctly pointed out, the disease itself is the significant portion of the electorate who are motivated by everything from "Obama phones" to "climate change", and every ridiculous thing in between. The bottom line is that too many Americans are simply not serious people, and it's frightening.

    Glenn Beck once had an author on (whose name escapes me) who wrote about "the normalcy bias." He spoke about how many people will die in emergency situations, like a plane crash, because they fail to grasp the dire circumstances surrounding them and act accordingly. They refuse to acknowledge their actual situation, and instead act as if everything is OK (the normalcy bias).

    We all talk to people every day who are deeply infected with the normalcy bias. Even people who agree with us about public policy and the state of the country fall victim to it as they allow the activities of everyday life to lull them into a false sense of normalcy. It is really difficult to get enough people to stand up because we have so many distractions, and to stand up for what is right might mean losing something ("stuff", relationships, job, etc.) as a result. But if we don't stand up in a real, tangible way soon we will reach a point where we won't have much left to lose anyway.

    And maybe that's what it's going to take. Maybe the clueless idiots among us will only learn their lesson once they've tasted the bitter fruit of their choices. Unfortunately, I don't think it's possible to underestimate the foolishness of a large segment of society.

  • Fed Chair: ‘Deficits Will Rise to Unsustainable Levels’

    05/12/2014 11:53:00 AM PDT · 28 of 39
    noiseman to LucianOfSamasota
    "We have poor choices for elected officials because voters make poor choices. Change the voters to change the outcome."

    Amen. The same people that whine about any attempt to ensure that voters are informed, or even to ensure that they are citizens of this country, would NEVER permit a stranger to sit down at their table and have a say in what their family was having for dinner. Yet that analogy is infinitely less important than the decisions that face voters.

    So many people these days believe the lie that we can just plug any assortment of people into our system and continue on as we always have. What they fail to grasp is that the American system of government grants unprecedented power to the people to govern themselves, but with great power comes great responsibility. The freedom inherent in our system is a blessing when the country is populated by self-restrained people who look to God for standards of morality. But it becomes a curse when the populace instead casts God aside and determines what is "moral" for themselves, for then the electorate will vote for politicians and support laws that continually redefine what is "moral" or "good" downward until the country descends into anarchy and a dictator becomes the only solution to the ensuing chaos. We are approaching that point.

    This need for a moral consensus is why it is also essential that Americans generally share a common culture. Our system cannot survive with culturally isolated factions continually trying to remold America in the image of the countries from which they originated. Each group ultimately has a different vision for the country and it is nearly always at odds with the vision of the Founders.

    It is strange to me that people could be so foolish as to desire the dismantling of America's unique constitutional republic, yet believe that somehow they will magically continue to enjoy the benefits that only such a system can provide. Such people are like parasites that feed off a host but then kill it, depriving themselves of the nourishment that it once provided.

    It was never envisioned that every uninformed fool would have the right to vote, nor should it be today. The addition of the vast entitlement apparatus makes the problem infinitely worse as corrupt politicians literally buy votes from the selfish and stupid.

  • Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

    05/06/2014 8:52:25 PM PDT · 140 of 216
    noiseman to AdamBomb
    "Remember mooslim always bad and joo always good according to neocons."

    Not always, but you've got the general relationship correct.

  • Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

    04/30/2014 10:37:52 PM PDT · 21 of 39
    noiseman to Vince Ferrer

    This sounds like an awesome time to import millions more disease-riddled third worlders. /s

  • Panel: White House press corps doesn’t yet reflect America

    04/28/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    noiseman to Billthedrill
    Every time someone says "Our diversity is our strength" I propose a little test for them. If "diversity" is just inherently good in and of itself, without any definition or context (which is what diversity proponents claim), then more diversity must be better, right? And if that is true then maximum diversity must be the best possible outcome.

    So it then follows that if each of the 7 billion individuals on Earth each spoke and understood only their own unique language, a language that not a single other person could speak or understand, we would certainly have achieved maximum diversity in that regard.

    And if "our diversity is our strength" it would stand to reason that this outcome of maximum possible diversity would make our collective society the strongest it could possibly be, correct? But of course it would instead destroy our ability to accomplish anything as no one would be able to communicate.

    Therefore, it is clear that it is our SIMILARITIES, not our "diversity" that makes us strong. It is what we hold in common. Our unity, not diversity.

  • Bundy's Black Bodyguard: 'I Would Take A Bullet For That Man' (VIDEO)

    04/28/2014 12:31:20 PM PDT · 82 of 89
    noiseman to Dagnabitt
    "Staying hitched to the Cliven train just puts everyone at risk for his next mouthful of stupid." I understand your point, but with all due respect you've fallen for precisely the distraction that the liberal media hoped to create. Even if Mr. Bundy were the Grand Wizard of the KKK (or Robert Byrd, but I'm being redundant), it wouldn't change the real issue, governmental tyranny, one iota. The two are not related in any way.

    It is really disappointing to see so many on the Right bow before the masters of political correctness. This is the same warped thinking that presumes that Republicans must give in on Obamacare and illegal immigration if they want to win. The truth is precisely the opposite - they (and we) MUST stand for what is right regardless if doing so might result in someone calling us a name. Surely we're made of sterner stuff than that.

  • More questions than answers as mystery of domestication deepens

    04/23/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT · 7 of 37
    noiseman to Regulator

    Just another academic trying to tie their niche area of study to the global warming research grant gravy train. Large swaths of the scientific community have now been corrupted and utterly discredited by the rush for global warming dollars. They have cried “wolf” so many times now that it is nearly impossible to sort the true science from the politically-driven pseudo science.

    If we removed all federal money from scientific research we would quickly find out what is real and what is not.

  • Rand Paul on Education: "I Don't Think You'd Notice If The Whole Department Was Gone Tomorrow"

    04/23/2014 11:35:29 AM PDT · 8 of 96
    noiseman to BenLurkin

    Oh it definitely should exit; it just never should have existed.

  • Prof Calls Republicans Racist and Misogynist, Warns They Will Close Colleges

    04/22/2014 4:58:00 PM PDT · 23 of 43
    noiseman to workerbee

    When I was in college, my micro-economics professor was a total loon. He refused to use the textbook that every other economics professor on my campus used. Instead, he had us buy a weird assortment of paperbacks containing straight-up socialist and Marxist theory. He also walked around campus in the middle of summer in a black fur-lined hat and heavy, black full-length winter overcoat. I think he thought he was Vladimir Lenin.

    Yet, somehow the college apparently didn’t view that behavior as unusual. Fit right in, I guess. These liberal idiots couldn’t defend their beliefs for 5 seconds in a real debate, so they hide within the protective walls of the academy and force-feed their idiocy to gullible young students who can’t even speak up if they want to for fear of retaliation.

    If colleges and universities have become places at which one merely pays a fortune to be lied to and intimidated, then I’m not sure I see the reason for their continued existence. The average home-schooled 3rd grader learns vastly more than will anyone in this “professor’s” class.

  • New massive wave of illegal immigration coming

    04/09/2014 11:09:53 AM PDT · 30 of 44
    noiseman to BenLurkin
    "For the last 40 years the traitors in Washington (not just ‘Rats) have done all they can to replace American voters with Mexicans."

    I'm glad to hear you put it like that. I've been telling people for a long time that this isn't about "immigrants" or "immigration", it's about traitorous politicians deciding that they'd rather govern citizens of other countries than citizens of America. They are in essence representing Mexico (and other countries) rather than representing the U.S. The only difference is that the Mexican citizens happen to be located on our side of the border at the moment because they illegally invaded. These politicians really are traitors.

    Given the current mentality, there is really no logical reason why the rest of Mexico (the few who haven't come here yet) shouldn't be represented by American politicians, be granted American welfare benefits, be given in-state tuition (maybe via Internet courses), and be permitted to vote in U.S. elections. If the only difference is a few miles geographically, and it is somehow "racist" to enforce our border anyway, and as Jeb Bush says, it is an "act of love" to give them what they demand (erm, I mean "need"), then aren't we obligated by the same "logic" to just support all of Mexico, Central America, etc?

  • 4 Smart microcars tipped over in San Francisco

    04/07/2014 10:54:03 PM PDT · 70 of 114
    noiseman to tcrlaf
    Safer in a crash than almost any other compact car."

    Unfortunately, this isn't true at all. While Mercedes advertises the Smart Car's 5-star crash rating, what they fail to mention is that this just means the passenger cabin stays intact in a frontal impact. In a car where there is no space for a crumple zone, however, a rigid body is a bad thing. When the Smart Car hits something, rather than absorb the energy like a normal car it's extremely rigid frame instead transfers the impact to the driver's body and most seriously, to his brain as it impacts the front of his skull while his body is held in place.

    Top Gear crash tested a Smart Car and determined that while the car stayed remarkably intact, this just meant that the driver took the brunt of the crash forces and would have died. There's no magic here: A car so small that your feet are essentially right behind the front bumper has no ability to protect driver and passenger from the tremendous G-forces involved in a collision. For your sake, I would seriously rethink the whole Smart Car thing.

  • DOJ Rolls Out Transgender Sensitivity Training for Police

    03/28/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT · 15 of 27
    noiseman to Mike Darancette
    "Wrong Post!"

    The post contained the word "butch." Close enough.

  • Church in Russia Closed for Holding “Unregistered” Sunday School Classes

    03/20/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT · 9 of 24
    noiseman to Psalm 144

    Yep, I’ve always taken “...render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” to imply that nothing is really Caesars’s anyway therefore give him what is his, namely nothing.

  • Moscow signals concern for Russians in Estonia

    03/19/2014 12:39:40 PM PDT · 8 of 123
    noiseman to mbarker12474
    "Well heck, I suppose a Spanish invasion of Virginia or Colorado is to be expected any day now."

    Too late. Spain's former subjects have already invaded.

  • NASA-funded study: The way to save Western civilization from collapse is communism

    03/19/2014 11:11:13 AM PDT · 35 of 85
    noiseman to mandaladon

    As with everything else they wrongly believe, libs are the ultimate hypocrites on yet another subject. If they feel so strongly about this then they should be the first ones to give their wealth away followed by killing themselves to “save the planet” (or in this case the civilization). We’re waiting libs....put up or shut up.

  • Immigration news: Oregonians rally at border, immigration courts overwhelmed nationwide

    03/11/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    noiseman to WayneS

    Of course it does. Have you never visited the neighboring Mexican cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego?

  • United Airlines Plane Hits Violent Turbulence, Leaves 1 in Critical Condition

    02/19/2014 11:47:59 AM PST · 61 of 64
    noiseman to steve86
    "Sounds like they encountered a rotor cloud off the Rockies."

    Bingo, you got it. Especially because of the reports of high winds, it is likely that they encountered a rotor. While the mountain wave itself is smooth as glass, the rotors that accompany the wave are incredibly violent.

    They're not that hard to avoid, though, because the rotors sit underneath the wave crests, indicated by lenticular clouds. Avoid flying directly below the lenticulars (or sometimes a little downwind of them), and you won't encounter a rotor.

    I am a sailplane pilot, though not current these days. I used to fly at the old Black Forest Gliderport northeast of Colorado Springs. That place was really special and I miss it to this day. It was also known for high altitude flights in the Pikes Peak wave. In fact, the women's world altitude record was set there in the late 70's, a record that still stands today (over 41,000').

    Sorry about the tangent. I still miss that place.

  • What game should I download?

    02/07/2014 12:52:20 PM PST · 13 of 92
    noiseman to Wage Slave

    Do you have an iPad or other tablet by any chance, or are you using a laptop? Many of the old text adventure games are now in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. Zork I, II, and III are a lot of fun and are available.

    If you have a tablet, there is an app called “Frotz” that let’s you download and play tons of text adventures, both classic ones and newly user-created ones as well. If you are using a laptop, I would just start by searching for “Zork” and you will probably find it and many others.

    Don’t know if text adventures (”Interactive Fiction”) interest you, but it is a thought.

  • The Federal Reserve Is Making A Big Mistake

    01/08/2014 12:34:39 PM PST · 9 of 17
    noiseman to Da Coyote

    As a pilot myself, I think your stall analogy is brilliant and perfectly illustrates the flawed thinking behind current monetary policy.

  • Jazz Patriot Kicked off of Free Republic Website (blogger tears are the best tears)

    01/08/2014 11:47:42 AM PST · 2 of 386
    noiseman to I Am Not A Mod

    Personally, I prefer “Mr. Hoodlum”, but I’m willing to let it slide this time.

  • Trial Ordered For Detroit-area Man Charged In Porch Shooting

    12/19/2013 12:23:19 PM PST · 5 of 47
    noiseman to SatinDoll

    Where’s the rest of the story? What little there is makes it sound like she rang his doorbell, so he shot her...end of story. I’ll bet anything that the context that NBC so conveniently left out would paint a somewhat different picture.

  • Michelle Obama: 'Make It a Christmas Treat' to Talk About Health Insurance

    12/19/2013 11:16:42 AM PST · 12 of 66
    noiseman to F15Eagle

    Referring to the picture, what the hell IS that?

  • Festivus pole to go up in Florida Capitol rotunda

    12/09/2013 12:49:34 PM PST · 30 of 44
    noiseman to GeronL

    Jefferson used the phrase, describing church/state separation as a “wall” in his letter to the Danbury Baptists. What is always forgotten, however, is that he used this phrase not to assert that religion must be expunged from the public square, but rather to reassure the Danbury Baptists that the First Amendment prohibited the government from infringing upon their religious liberty. Specifically, he assured them that the Constitution protected their right to worship as they saw fit as it was a natural right, given by God, that government had no authority to limit or control.

    The modern-day “establishment clause” debate is ridiculous. Relying upon contemporary judges to “interpret” the Founders’ intent is wholly unnecessary as the Founders were quite clear in both words and actions. In fact, all that is needed is to look at how the people who wrote the “establishment clause” acted immediately afterward.

    And what do we find? We see Congress appropriating public funds to purchase Bibles to be used to evangelize the Indian tribes. We find in the Massachusetts constitution (which was a template for the U.S. Constitution), a clause encouraging the use of public funds to hire Christian ministers (a clause which interestingly enough is still there today), and we see the Chambers of Congress and even the Supreme Court used for weekly church services, at which President Thomas Jefferson was a regular attendee!

    It is therefore not difficult to determine the true intent of the “establishment clause”, unless you happen to be a deranged liberal (I know, redundant) who hates God and wants to twist the Constitution to prohibit anything that will remind him of God’s existence. That’s what is really at the heart of this issue, and really every issue when it comes to liberalism. They want license to do as they please without consequence, and absolutely despise anything that would call their behavior into question. That’s liberalism in a nutshell.

  •, Inc. Drones Could Signal Top

    12/02/2013 12:04:20 PM PST · 2 of 10
    noiseman to inthemoneystocks

    This idea is absurd. The problems are numerous, not the least of which would be that a quick-thinking customer would receive a free drone with every order. Even if the technological, regulatory, and legal challenges could somehow be overcome, it still wouldn’t make any sense from an economy of scale standpoint.

    There’s a reason FedEx and UPS use a few hundred large transport aircraft to move their packages instead of employing tens or hundreds of thousands of Cessna 172s. It’s the same reason that wind turbines are an insanely expensive and impractical way to generate electricity compared to fewer, but larger-scale power plants.

    All I can say is if Amazon does go down this road somehow, I want the contract for drone repair and replacement.

  • 'Very, Very Angry' Piers Morgan Rips Obama's Lies; Calls ObamaCare Rollout 'Unmitigated Disaster'

    11/20/2013 1:02:58 PM PST · 40 of 97
    noiseman to Maceman

    When you’re as stupid as Piers Morgan, you frequently find yourself surprised by even the most predictable of events.

  • Scientists Develop Graphene-Coated Silicon Supercapacitor

    10/24/2013 1:18:24 PM PDT · 4 of 35
    noiseman to Red Badger

    I wonder what it could do if you attached it to a DeLorean.

  • Barack Obama is political king of the fake Twitter followers

    09/24/2013 2:28:38 PM PDT · 3 of 15
    noiseman to don-o

    A digital Potemkin village.

  • MSU English Professor Threatens Student in Anti-Republican Rant

    09/04/2013 12:59:03 PM PDT · 29 of 41
    noiseman to ScottinVA
    "God, I WISH I'd had that happen to me...."

    Same here. I'm 50 now, but keep thinking of taking a political science course just so that I can harass the inevitably far-left prof. I've actually thought of this as a way for older and wiser conservatives to provide support to conservative college students who must run the gauntlet every day. Since we have nothing to lose or fear, what would happen if large numbers of conservative adults enrolled, not only to support conservative kids but also to raise arguments that the liberal students are otherwise unlikely to hear? You've got to admit, it would be fun.

    Just a thought.

  • Syria crisis: warplanes spotted in Cyprus as tensions rise in Damascus

    08/26/2013 6:45:31 PM PDT · 55 of 73
    noiseman to Las Vegas Ron
    "Any other time I would suggest we tell Putin to GFH, now I don't know what to think."

    I know what you mean. As weird as it feels, I have found myself agreeing with Putin on a number of occasions lately. The Russians certainly seem to have a better understanding of the Islamic terrorist threat, unfettered by political correctness, than we do these days. They don't wring their hands and fret, they just eliminate the enemy. Of course, in Syria their motives may be more about preserving their client state than anything else.

    Assad is certainly a bad guy, but the Islamist radicals who are fighting him are arguably worse. There seems to be no good option between the two, but arming and supporting what amounts to Al Qaeda in Syria is probably not the best idea.

  • Photos surface of teens who 'shot college baseball player dead as he was jogging because

    08/20/2013 3:15:33 PM PDT · 69 of 151
    noiseman to forgotten man
    "I stand corrected. Next semester I plan on taking intermediate jive. I am currently studying basic jive. I am still working on how to pronounce “yo."

    A couple of tips: Be sure to use the greeting "sup?" when first encountering another "ni**a", and randomly insert "knowmsayin'?" as frequently as possible into your speech. Those two tips will give you a head start on Intermediate Jive.

  • Maria Sharapova planning name change to promote sweets

    08/20/2013 12:04:07 AM PDT · 13 of 20
    noiseman to gleeaikin
    "Sad that a star athlete would be promoting a product that does not good to anyone’s health."

    Hmm... I just assumed that Michael Bloomberg was banned from FreeRepublic. Guess I was wrong.