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  • Regarding "Global Warming", we have a relevant book. "Darwin's Ghost" by Steve Jones

    08/30/2016 1:31:50 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 7 replies
    "Darwin's Ghost" | 1999 | Steve Jones
    "The Origin of the Species UPDATED"
  • A thought about global warming.

    02/08/2015 8:59:22 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 25 replies
    Old Navy Vet | 8 February 2015 | Old Navy Vet
    My dictionary tells me that "absolute zero" is -459.69 F. The fact is ... that global warming has temperatures around us in the vicinity of 530 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero ... assuming a 70 degree F environment.
  • Federalist Papers, Hamilton No 75.

    12/06/2014 3:31:08 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 15 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | March 26, 1788 | Alexander Hamilton
    However proper or safe it may be in Governments, where the Executive Magistrate is an hereditary monarch, to commit to him the entire power of making treaties, it would be utterly unsafe and improper to intrust that power to an elective Magistrate of four years' duration. It has been remarked, upon another occasion, and the remark is unquestionably just, that an hereditary monarch, though often the oppressor of his People, has personally too much stake in the Government, to be in any material danger of being corrupted by foreign powers. But a man raised from the station of a private...
  • I'm rooting for Bongino in Maryland

    06/24/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 4 replies
    Dan Bongino ^ | 6/24/14 | Dan Bongino
    Dan Bongino running for Congress in Maryland ... today. Video at
  • "You're being watched"

    05/19/2014 6:50:29 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 15 replies
    Click on small front-page photo to left that's titled "You're being watched."
  • Executive Order 6102

    04/03/2014 3:46:27 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 15 replies
    History | 3 April 1933 | Franklin D. Roosveldt
    Eighty one years ago today, FDR published Executive Order 6102 ... confiscating ALL privately held Gold.Stay tuned!
  • "No more greenbacks

    04/02/2014 12:17:32 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 34 replies
    Fox News hannel | 3 April 2014 | Shepherd Smith
    Shepherd Smith on Fox News Channel ... NOW
  • What is the US Navy doing in the Black Sea?

    03/07/2014 11:53:00 AM PST · by OldNavyVet · 44 replies
    Fox News Channel | 7 MARCH 2014 | Old Navy Vet
    I made it into Istambul while serving in the Navy, but I've not heard about our Navy going into the Black Sea until now, on the Fox News Channel.
  • Filthy water in Winter Olympic residences.

    02/05/2014 7:12:44 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 30 replies
    Solzhenitsyn's "The Gulag Archipelago" | 5 February 2014 | OldNavyVet
    Regarding the polluted, undrinkable water now reported at Russian residences where Winter Olympic athletes are staying, I’m reminded of the opening lines in the Preface of Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag Archipelago.” Those lines are … “In 1949 some friends and I came upon a newsworthy news item in Nature, a magazine of the Academy of Sciences. It reported in tiny type that in the course of excavations on the Kolyma River a subterranean ice lens had been discovered which was actually a frozen stream – and in it were found frozen specimens of prehistoric fauna some tens of thousands of years old....
  • There's a new US $100 bill in circulation.

    01/29/2014 12:39:10 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 31 replies
    Internet search ^ | 29 January 2014 | OldNavyVet
    I ran into this new $100 bill in Las Vegas.
  • Why are so many generals getting the axe?

    10/31/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 63 replies
    Allen West ^ | Written by Michele Hickford on October 31, 2013
    Ever notice how no cabinet members in the Obama Administration are ever fired but in the last year nine senior generals have been fired? Read why:
  • Get your handkerciefs out and listen to "Sweet Lorraine."

    08/27/2013 11:23:26 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies
    A 96 year old widower's wishful thoughts after the loss of his wife after 75 years of marriage.
  • Wounded Knee ... A US Government gun control operation

    04/17/2013 11:00:45 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 43 replies
    Harry Reid stands for Gun Control.
  • Christopher Dorner in gun battle with authorities (Was Dorner's drivers license found in the ashes,

    02/15/2013 3:18:56 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 21 replies
    Dorner allegedly attempted to steal a boat in San Diego and, after subduing the captain, said he was taking the vessel to Mexico, according to an affidavit filed with the criminal complaint in federal court in Los Angeles. Dorner is accused of telling the captain that he could recover his boat in Mexico. "The attempt failed when the bow line of the boat became caught in the boat's propeller, and the suspect fled," according to the affidavit by U.S. Marshals Service Inspector Craig McClusky. After authorities interviewed the boat captain early Thursday, they found Dorner's wallet and identification cards "at...
  • Pelosi and Constitution

    02/10/2013 8:33:01 AM PST · by OldNavyVet · 18 replies
    Fos News Sunday | Old Navy Vet
    About 12 minutes into the 10 February Fox News Sunday, Pelosi slips in associating gun control with the First Amendment.
  • Ready for a real star trek

    09/08/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8 September 2012 | Eryn Brown
    "35 years after its launch, Voyager 1 is poised to 'leave' the bubble of the solar system and sail into the mystery of interstellar space"
  • Mystery Speaker at RNC

    08/29/2012 10:36:22 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 152 replies
    Just mentioned on Fox News Channel. There will be a "mystery speaker" on Thursday night at the RNC convention.
  • Sarah Palin still waiting for her Republican National Convention invite

    07/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 16 July 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
  • Roberts Rules

    07/15/2012 8:14:57 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 July 2012 | Times Staff
    You don’t need to love classical music to be amazed that Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony while deaf or be a fan of the New York Giants to marvel at Willie Mays’ catch of the 1954 World Series.For legal buffs, the virtuoso performance of Chief Justice Roberts in deciding the biggest case of his career was just that sort of jaw dropper, no matter how they might feel about Obamacare. Not since King Solomon offered to split the baby has a judge engineered a slicker solution to a bitterly divisive dispute .
  • Sarah Palin's take on Obamacare ruling

    07/03/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 28 June 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Thank you, SCOTUS. This Obamacare ruling fires up the troops as America’s eyes are opened! Thank God. This proves to be such an unsettling time in America as we undergo the fundamental transformation that Barack Obama promised he would do to us if elected. Obamacare was dealt in deception and confusion by flooding the public with an overwhelming amount of conflicting “rationale” via thousands of pages of unread legislative detail, which is the radical left’s M.O. Obama promised the American people this wasn’t a tax and that he’d never raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000. We now see...
  • My take on the ObamaCare decision

    07/02/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 20 replies
    Old Navy Vet ^ | 2 July 2012 | Old Navy Vet
    My take on the ObamaCare decision, based upon 1857 Dred Scott decision.
  • A substantial conservative win

    06/29/2012 2:02:48 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 60 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 29 June 2012 | George Will
    "Conservatives won a substantial victory on Thursday. The physics of American politics - actions provoking reactions - continues to move the crucial debate about the nature of the American regime, toward conservativism. Chief Justice Roberts has served this cause."
  • Researchers make alternatives to DNA and RNA

    04/21/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 21 April 2012 | Eryn Brown
    DNA and RNA molecules are the basis for all life on Earth, but they don't necessarily have to be the basis for all life everywhere, scientists have shown.
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 111 replies
    Fox News Channel/AP ^ | 2 April 2012 | Staff
    <p>I think Obama, in his post-summit (Mexico, US, Canada) TV appearance, just told the US Supreme Court how to vote on the Obamacare issue.</p>
  • Marine says he faces discharge over Obama comments

    03/22/2012 10:57:01 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 March 2012 | Michael Pearson
    A politically active Marine who has questioned President Barack Obama's authority said Thursday that he is facing administrative discharge proceedings over his comments. Sgt. Gary Stein, who founded the Armed Forces Tea Party, said his commanding officer at Camp Pendleton near San Diego has accused him of violating a catch-all military justice provision against conduct endangering "good order and discipline."
  • Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D

    This video tells us that are things in space that existed 47 Billion Years ago.
  • A day in the life of an Occupy Wall St. Participant

    11/14/2011 9:47:07 AM PST · by OldNavyVet · 5 replies
    A rational expose of the hypocrisy underlying the "Occupy Wall St." protests.
  • Who is the Vice President?

    10/06/2011 7:05:30 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Old Navy Vet | 6 October 2011 | Old Navy Vet
    I woke up this morning and can't remember the name of the Vice President. Here I am a few minutes later and I don't want to remember So much for the legacy of our current administration.
  • "Revenue," according to Obama, means taxing the rich.

    07/15/2011 8:38:13 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 24 replies
    OldNavyVet | 15 July 2011 | Old Navy Vet
    What Obama and Democrats don't understand, is that tax cuts provide capital needed to start new businesses.
  • "Congress shall make no law ..."

    06/02/2011 10:50:02 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 31 replies
    Atlas Shrugged (paperback page 1083) | 1957 | Ayn Rand
    "Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade ..."
  • Get your own Hawaiian birth certificate here (Scam)

    05/04/2011 1:14:15 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies
    Internet ^ | May 2011 | Anonymous
    Get your own Hawaiian birth certificate here.
  • Alarm Was Disabled Before BP Blast

    07/24/2010 12:06:06 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Russel Gold and Ben Cassleman
    A critical alarm system that should have warned workers of danger aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig had been disabled before the rig erupted into flames on April 20,
  • Vanity: Gulf Oil well capped

    07/12/2010 4:35:47 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 66 replies
    Breaking News: BP Lowers Cap Onto Gulf Oil Spill Gusher
    "Breaking News: BP Lowers Cap Onto Gulf Oil Spill Gusher "
  • ... "Automatic" renewal clause

    05/08/2010 7:31:51 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 36 replies · 1,495+ views
    OldNavyVet | 8 May 2010 | OldNavyVet
    Subscribers to might be surprised to learn that they’ve agreed to an automatic renewal clause. It happened to me. I learned about it after finding a $39 renewal charge on my credit card. My credit card company subsequently gave me a $39 conditional credit based on my complaint; but that credit was revoked after Classmates disputed it. In their paperwork, Classmates writes that members may …“terminate Subscription Services at any time by contacting our Member Care Department via email or via our live chat representative.“ I'm now at an age where “who needs it?”; but I was late in...
  • How big is a trillion?

    03/11/2010 1:51:28 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 65 replies · 1,221+ views
    Old Navy Vet | 11 March 2010 | OldNavyVet
    Now that our government is daily dealing in trillions of dollars, my question is ... How big is a trillion?
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural rights Patriot Act

    03/11/2010 11:29:21 AM PST · by OldNavyVet · 9 replies · 699+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/02/09 | "Free the Nation"
    I was led to this powerful video by email and can't find it on FreeRepublic. It needs to be widely shared.
  • Sarah Palin Connection?

    02/04/2010 10:36:03 AM PST · by OldNavyVet · 23 replies · 673+ views
    4 February 2010 | OldNavyVet
    My Facebook account was messed with on the morning of Wednesday morning, 3 February. Someone managed to send an infected email, supposedly from me, to my Facebook "friends." Why? I asked myself, and my thinking has it that it had to do with my being on Sarah Palin's Facebook network. Sarah's Facebook postings have been coming in almost daily, but none have come in since 2/2 ... And some copy (and current stats) from Sarah's last few postings follows ... "Why I'm Speaking at the Tea Party Convention Please take a look at today’s USA Today op-ed on what I...
  • 'Lifeless' prion proteins are 'capable of evolution'

    01/07/2010 1:12:54 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 61 replies · 1,281+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1 January 2010 | BBC News / Scripps Research Institute
    Scientists have shown for the first time that "lifeless" prion proteins, devoid of all genetic material, can evolve just like higher forms of life. The Scripps Research Institute in the US says the prions can change to suit their environment and go on to develop drug resistance. Prions are associated with 20 different brain diseases in humans and animals.
  • NASA Reproduces A Building Block Of Life In Laboratory

    11/13/2009 4:12:59 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 19 replies · 1,394+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11 November 2009 | NASA
    NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, a key component of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation under space-like conditions produces this essential ingredient of life. Pyrimidine is a ring-shaped molecule made up of carbon and nitrogen and is the basic structure for uracil, part of a genetic code found in ribonucleic acid (RNA). RNA is central to protein synthesis, but has many other roles. "We have demonstrated for the first time that we can make uracil, a component of RNA, non-biologically in a laboratory...
  • Deep Inside Bacteria, a Germ of Human Personality

    09/08/2009 1:20:40 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 17 replies · 1,115+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8 September 2009 | Gautam Naik
    Bacteria are the oldest living things on earth, and researchers have long felt that they must lead dull, unfussy lives. New discoveries are starting to show just how wrong that notion is. For a simple, single-cell creature, a bacterium is surprisingly social. It can communicate in two languages. It can tell self from nonself, friend from foe. It thrives in the company of others. It spies on neighbors, spreads misinformation and even commits fratricide. "Really, they're just stripped-down versions of us," says Bonnie Bassler, microbial geneticist at Princeton University, who has spent two decades peeking at the inner lives of...
  • Obama saving the dinosaurs

    07/05/2009 5:26:00 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 6 replies · 489+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5 July 2009 | Kevin Hassett
    "In his landmark 1942 book, 'Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy,' economist Joseph Schumpeter emphasized the key role that creative destruction plays in generating long-run economic growth. It is the driving force of capitalism."
  • Discovering a more precise age of the universe

    06/13/2009 12:04:51 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 37 replies · 1,069+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2009 | John Johnson Jr.
    Wendy Freedman, director of the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, and two colleagues were named this month as recipients of the $500,000 Gruber Prize, one of the world's top awards in the field of cosmology. The Freedman team's work helped scientists to arrive at the currently accepted age of the universe: 13.7 billion years.
  • Sam Donaldson slams Rush Limbaugh and is contradicted by Robert Reich

    05/10/2009 10:31:28 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 87 replies · 4,542+ views
    This Week with George Stephanopolus | 10 May 2009 | Old NavyVet
    Sam Donaldson slams Rush -- Robert Reich to the rescue.
  • Jewish legacy inscribed on genes?

    04/18/2009 10:09:55 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 13 replies · 1,146+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/18/09 | Karen Kaplan
    "Gregory Cochran has always been drawn to puzzles. This one had been gnawing at him for several years: Why are European Jews prone to so many deadly genetic diseases?"
  • Darwin’s recessionary tip: act like a beetle

    01/09/2009 9:48:47 AM PST · by OldNavyVet · 29 replies · 789+ views
    "Darwin’s great insight was that species retain randomly occurring new features that improve their survival. Hence, evolution. In theory, adaptation occurs in companies thanks to conscious strategy. In practice, the process may be more freakish, as directors studying their business plans years later tend to concede. It can involve happenstance, hunches and blind panic."
  • How do you start a recession?

    10/04/2008 11:01:54 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Snopes -- "Credit Canard" ^ | Snopes: "Collected via e-mail, September 2008"
    Snopes says: "On 30 September 1999, the New York Times published an article entitled "Fannie Mae Eases Credit to Ease Mortage Lending" by Stephen A. Holmes. The complete text of the article is available online."
  • Recession lesson?

    10/02/2008 9:45:20 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 201+ views
    vanity | 2 October, 2008 | OldNavyVet
    Two old guys in Florida are talking and one asks the other where his money came from. The answer was: “My factory burned down and I’m here on my insurance money. What about you?” The second man answers: “I’m like you, but my business was destroyed by a flood.” The first man pauses, and then asks: “How do you start a flood.”
  • A British look at America's economic problem

    09/30/2008 9:51:47 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Internet ^ | Unknown | InvertiRed
    This english audio video is from a Spanish website. See it at
  • Biden's torpedo question to Clarence Thomas

    09/18/2008 12:04:39 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 29 replies · 595+ views
    My Grandfather's Son | 2007 | Clarence Thomas
    Rush Limbaugh, in today's show, referred to Clarence Thomas' book "My Grandfather's Son" to reveal Biden's slippery approach during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Here is what Claremce Thomas wrote about it in pages 235 and 236 of that book. Senator Biden was the first questioner. Instead of the softball questions he’d promised to ask, he threw a beanball straight at my head, quoting from a speech I’d given four years earlier at the Pacific Legal Foundation and challenging me to defend what I’d said. ”I find attractive the arguments of scholars such as Stephen Macedo, who defend an activist...
  • Bogus Sarah Palin photos

    09/11/2008 4:48:58 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 19 replies · 1,011+ views
    Snopes ^ | 9/11/08 | OldNavyVet