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  • Harry Reid Admits Stimulus Bill "Approaching A Trillion Dollars"

    02/07/2009 9:06:06 AM PST · 14 of 27
    RAT_Poison to Sig Sauer P220

    I’m with you 100%. The sooner the better.

  • Sources: Tentative deal reached for $780 billion stimulus package

    02/06/2009 3:27:47 PM PST · 18 of 34
    RAT_Poison to bergmeid

    In a sad way, this bill’s passage is actually a good thing in the sense that it will accelerate the pace of the country’s eventual bankruptcy. Because it will be at that point, and that point only, that we will have a chance to return to the limited government envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

  • Now Obama Debuts Pledge to Make Guns 'Childproof'

    01/21/2009 6:59:14 AM PST · 107 of 151
    RAT_Poison to Red in Blue PA

    The time for talk and lawsuits has passed. Action must be met with reaction from our side. Nothing else will do. We (gun owners) must march on Washington D.C. and the sooner the better. We must demonstrate to the powers that be in Washington, the United Nations, Michael Bloomberg in New York and their ilk that we will not allow our rights to be voted away without so much as even a protest march. This isn’t Canada, the UK or Australia. We will not take this assault on our God-given rights without a fight. I envision one million or more gun owners - rifles and pistols in hand - marching peacefully on Washington D.C. to demand the politicians stop this assault on our rights. I have no idea how to even begin organizing something like this, but I’m going to contact the NRA (life member), GOA, SAS, JPFO and any other gun rights organization that I can find on the web to ask for help in organizing this event. The time for calls and letters is done. The time for action is now.

  • Bush Takes MICHIGAN & WISC0NSIN in Final Strategic Vision Poll! (OH B50-K47, MN 48-48)

    11/02/2004 8:43:42 AM PST · 45 of 62
    RAT_Poison to gopwinsin04

    I live in Clinton Township, which is right in the heart of Macomb County. I voted this morning for W. My wife will be voting the same way after she gets out of work at 5:00 p.m. There were a LOT of people at the polls early (7:00 a.m.). There are many BC04 lawn signs everywhere in my neighborhood, too. I think we can win in Michigan today.

  • Bush Can Win Michigan - The GOP’s year here

    10/22/2004 8:06:37 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    RAT_Poison to Cincinatus' Wife

    I live right in the heart of Macomb County and I've seen many Bush/Cheney signs, too. Even in my neighborhood where I remember a majority had Gore/Lieberman signs in 2000. I drive a lot every day, too, and I see a lot of BC signs everywhere. My wife and I are both voting for President Bush. I think we have a good chance in Michigan this year.

  • We're More productive. Who Gets the Money?

    04/05/2004 2:29:19 PM PDT · 9 of 28
    RAT_Poison to MNLDS
    Uh, don't the shareholders profit? Since we now have an "investor class" in this country where greater than 50% of households (including mine) own shares of stock, directly or indirectly through mutual funds or 401(k) plans, doesn't that mean we all profit?
  • Happy Yassin Day

    03/22/2004 2:42:42 PM PST · 12 of 59
    RAT_Poison to veronica
    Since all that was left of Yassin was his head (and with the author's reference to the "bobbing heads"), why not a Sheikh Yassin bobblehead?
  • Opponents of affirmative action seek Mich. referendum

    03/06/2004 2:21:00 PM PST · 5 of 6
    RAT_Poison to Indy Pendance
    The co-chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative is my State Representative, Leon Drolet. I received the petition in the mail this week. My wife and I will be signing it. I hope enough people sign it so it makes the ballot in November. I think it has a good chance of passing.
  • Assault Weapon Ban extension PASSES (Senate amendment to gun industry protection bill)

    03/02/2004 12:37:29 PM PST · 537 of 788
    RAT_Poison to MineralMan
    You are assuming, of course, that the whole of the military would follow orders to kill their fellow Americans. Granted, some of them would, but I would bet that most members of the military would have a difficult time following orders to bomb and shoot their fellow Americans - possibly people they grew up with and members of their own families.
  • September 2004 Assault Weapons Ban Sunset: Soccer Moms -vs- NASCAR Dads

    02/15/2004 1:40:32 PM PST · 30 of 44
    RAT_Poison to Dan from Michigan
    Agreed. I'm willing to give the President a break on spending, illegals, prescription drugs, etc. But if he renews the AWB, I'll be sitting out this election.
  • Unemployment rate dips to 5.6%; 112,000 non-farm payroll jobs added in January

    02/06/2004 6:59:51 AM PST · 56 of 137
    RAT_Poison to JohnHuang2
    Anecdotal evidence: I live in Southeastern Michigan, where employment is heavily industrial due to the auto industry. One of my friends lost his job working for an auto supplier and found a new job in less than four weeks working for another supplier. This is in an area where the local unemployment rate is greater than 10%.

    Further anecdotal evidence: I met with a new customer yesterday who is one of the largest, if not the largest, manufacturer of industrial robots in the U.S. They told me that January, which is normally a very slow month for them, was one of the busiest Januaries they've had in their history. This tells me that factories are receiving orders for goods and they are either adding robots to meet production or they are upgrading to new robots for increased productivity. I see this as a sign of greater economic activity that will be reflected in upcoming months.

    Finally, on one of my favorite business shows - CNBC's Kudlow & Kramer - Jim Kramer, an unabashed Democrat (but also a capitalist), recently declared that in an economic recovery from recession, historically, jobs are added to the economy one year after interest rates reach their lowest level. Kramer said interest rates reached their lowest level in March 2003 so the economy should start adding jobs at a greater pace in March 2004. It looks like we're on our way there. This does not bode well for the Rats in the upcoming election.

  • French Expert Sees Imminent Space Warfare

    02/01/2004 6:25:51 AM PST · 13 of 27
    RAT_Poison to Lazamataz
    All the more reason to sell arms to the Chinese. /sarcasm
  • Kerry pledges to end island's 'creed of greed' within 500 days [Bermuda tax shelters]

    01/26/2004 3:38:51 PM PST · 21 of 31
    RAT_Poison to george wythe
    I wonder what the Founding Fathers' view of this would be. Would they view the refusal to pay punishingly high tax rates as "unpatriotic?" Another thing, do corporations really pay taxes? Aren't all taxes ultimately paid by the consumer? Therefore, by raising taxes on corporations, aren't the politicians really playing a shell game at the expense of the consumers (us)?
  • Two Found Shot Dead Near US Plane Crash in Colombia

    02/14/2003 3:02:05 PM PST · 31 of 87
    RAT_Poison to AppyPappy
    Sorry, but if heroin was legalized tomorrow it wouldn't make me want to take it any more than I do now. The same for goes for all other drugs. Cigarettes are legal but I don't smoke. Alcohol is legal yet I'm not an alcoholic. I agree with a previous post - if there's a demand, someone will meet the supply, whether or not it's legal.
  • Gold nears $380 ahead of Powell speech (six year high)

    02/04/2003 2:13:09 PM PST · 14 of 20
    RAT_Poison to RCW2001
    The price of gold is interesting, indeed. But what about the price of platinum. What are the prospects for the price of platinum based on a long term supply/demand ratio?
  • 'Chemical Ali' thrives on genocide - Are U.S. Troops His Next Target?

    01/18/2003 7:37:29 AM PST · 9 of 20
    RAT_Poison to Happy2BMe
    The anti-war protesting a$$holes want us to leave these people alone????
  • North Korea escalates nuclear crisis

    11/02/2002 11:58:31 AM PST · 3 of 8
    RAT_Poison to knighthawk
    Strike first. Strike decisively.
  • The Dirty Little Secret

    11/02/2002 9:41:36 AM PST · 5 of 30
    RAT_Poison to WaterDragon
    Perhaps THE ulterior motive for both parties continuing to allow massive immigration?

    11/02/2002 9:27:09 AM PST · 3 of 88
    RAT_Poison to madfly
    2. If the vessel continues to approach, have one missile (fired by either ship or air) detonate about 50 yards in front of said vessel with the words "last warning" to follow.

    3. If vessel persists, aim for the midsection of said vessel with similar missile, document results.

    I mentioned this at work this week when we were discussing the illegal alien Haitians and what we should do to protect our borders. My suggestion didn't involve a missile, though. I suggested that the Coast Guard (or Navy) fire their 3-inch deck gun or deck mounted .50 cal. machine gun across the bow of the vessel. If this does not deter the captain of the vessel from entering our waters, use the deck gun or machine gun to rip a hole in the hull of their ship and sink it. Film the sinking of the ship and televise it and let it serve as a warning to others who may attempt such foolishness that we mean business and we WILL protect our borders. Everyone at the office agreed with me. No one disagreed. I doubt, however, that those in charge have the b@lls to do this. They would be too worried about what the rest of the world thinks. F--k the rest of the world, is what I say. Secure our borders now.

  • Illegal Aliens: Congress Has Legitimized Illegal Behavior By Rewarding It

    10/31/2002 3:03:32 PM PST · 20 of 26
    RAT_Poison to MissAmericanPie
    I sent the White House an e-mail this week. Following are my suggestions that I sent to President Bush. I thought that most of these would have been pure common sense after 9/11, but I guess not.

    1. Deploy the military or National Guard on the U.S./Mexico border. We have the resources to deploy our troops all over the world, so why can't we use them to secure our borders?

    2. Round up and deport every illegal alien in the country. Why wasn't this done immediately after 9/11?

    3. Take the photographs and fingerprints of the illegal aliens currently in the country and of those who try to enter the country illegally. Make it a law that anyone who tries to enter the country illegally will NEVER be eligible for citizenship. This is the purpose of taking the photographs and fingerprints - to make sure that those who have already broken the law will never get another chance to break the law again.

    4. Punish corporations who use illegal aliens for a cheap source of labor.

    5. Place a moratorium on all immigration for a minimum of three years. This will allow assimilation of the 11 million immigrants who came to our country in the 1990s.

    6. After the moratorium period has expired, allow legal immigration at the rate of 250,000 per year.

    7. End the practice of giving citizenship automatically to the children of illegal aliens who are born in the United States.

    8. Eliminate the Immigration and Naturalization Service. They are useless and are responsible for the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of American citizens.

    9. End special treatment of Cubans who arrive on our shores illegally.

    10. NO amnesty for ANY illegal aliens currently in the country. Deport all of them. This includes illegal aliens from Mexico and any other country. Don't discriminate - deport them all.

  • Agency defends release of Malvo, but Tancredo blasts decision

    10/27/2002 5:16:32 AM PST · 5 of 43
    RAT_Poison to madfly
    The news that Malvo is an illegal alien makes me furious! What can we do to stop illegal aliens from entering our country and deport those who are already here? I'm going to firing off angry e-mails to my representatives, governor, the President and Tancredo today demanding that they put an end to this madness. How many more of us have to die before the government takes this matter seriously?
  • School districts say they're just telling it like it is

    10/13/2002 2:05:21 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    RAT_Poison to wallcrawlr
    Putney painted her own unpleasant scenario. "It's 2:30 in the afternoon, and 4,000 teenagers have nothing to do," she said.

    Nothing to do? What about homework? Or chores? When these are done, how about a part-time job? Give me a break!

  • Beltway Sniper Shootings-FR Commentary-Saturday

    10/12/2002 9:56:48 AM PDT · 402 of 958
    RAT_Poison to Peach
    It's possible that these shootings may be a diversion. A small group of AQ terrorists keeps law enforcement occupied while they work on the larger plan.
  • Daschle's Response to Bush's Call to Action (Excerpted from Article)

    09/13/2002 1:45:00 PM PDT · 11 of 75
    RAT_Poison to frmrda
    Do you beleive this guy? I just want to slap him.

    Be careful if you slap him - sh!t splatters. ;-)

  • Social Security diversity: Dems want to keep all eggs in one basket

    08/18/2002 2:22:16 PM PDT · 12 of 16
    RAT_Poison to 2Trievers
    I'll turn 32 in November. I do not expect to receive any Social Security benefits. My wife and I invest in our 401(k) plans sponsored by our employers. My question is this: What effect will the bankruptcy of the Social Security system have on the stock market and the U.S. (and world) economy? And, what would be good investments to hedge against these effects?
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/17/2002 7:00:23 AM PDT · 30 of 72
    RAT_Poison to Ann Archy
    Thankfully, the communist Bonior did not win the Michigan Democratic primary for governor. Now, he can just sit back and collect his big, fat pension paid for by the taxpayers.
  • Former UAW leader Yokich hospitalized on life support

    08/16/2002 2:08:56 PM PDT · 2 of 2
    RAT_Poison to NYer
    Channel 4 - WDIV Detroit has just reported that Stephen Yokich has died.
  • Canadian Dollar

    08/12/2002 3:45:26 PM PDT · 47 of 86
    RAT_Poison to Snowyman
    I live just across the border in Michigan. Moosehead Lager (when I can find it) is very good. However, I prefer Molson XXX (7.3% alcohol). I often make special trips to Sarnia, Ontario just to buy a few cases to keep on hand. Labatt Maximum Ice is very good, too (7.1%). ;-)
  • Will Charlton Heston Have To Give Up His Guns? (Barf alert!)

    08/11/2002 8:15:34 AM PDT · 28 of 52
    RAT_Poison to mhking
    Charlton Heston: "From my cold, dead hands." That's when he'll give them up! God bless Mr. Heston.
  • Shrinking population threatens West's culture

    08/03/2002 5:26:47 AM PDT · 37 of 47
    RAT_Poison to JulieRNR21
    What effect will AIDS have in controlling the population in the Third World? There is a huge AIDS problem in Africa and perhaps a soon to be larger, although yet undisclosed, problem with AIDS in China.
  • Supreme Court allows judges to toughen sentences when guns used in crimes

    06/24/2002 2:46:49 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    RAT_Poison to dpa5923
    I live near Detroit. When I applied for my first concealed weapons permit about 5 years ago, I had to go through a state mandated safety program. The instructor of the program, an NRA certified instructor, explained that in Michigan, you had to be very careful about concealing your pistol. He told us that if a police officer could detect the outline of your pistol under your clothes, you could quite possibly be arrested and charged for brandishing a weapon.

    My definition of "brandishing" would mean having the gun in your hand and either implying you would use it or actually pointing it at someone.

  • 'Flag of convenience' raises concern (Osama bin Laden owns fleet of cargo ships!)

    06/15/2002 9:05:14 AM PDT · 52 of 56
    RAT_Poison to Robert357
    I'm not sure about that. It's not that hard to get a customs broker's license, though. The test that Customs administers to get your license is four and a half hours long and consists of 100 questions with multiple choice answers, of which you must get 75 correct. It deals with Customs laws pertaining to commercial imports as opposed to the law enforcement functions of Customs. After you pass the test, you must undergo an FBI background check and fingerprinting. My license number is in the 15,000 range and I got it in 1997. There are probably only around 20,000 licensed customs brokers in the U.S. The names of all licensed customs brokers are public record. That's why I'm always solicited by out of state headhunters looking for brokers.

    In the Detroit area, which has a huge Arab population, I'm not aware of any licensed customs brokers of Middle Eastern descent. I deal with a lot of my competition in one way or another on almost a daily basis and I don't believe that I've ever dealt with anyone of Middle Eastern descent working in the industry, at least in the Detroit area. I'm sure that there are brokers of Middle Eastern descent in other parts of the country, though.

    P.S. Anything that is imported into the United States, with very few exceptions, is routed through a customs broker. It's one of those odd occupations that you don't really hear too much about, but is intimately involved in the commerce of the United States. For many years, I've felt that having an insider at a customs broker would be an effective way to smuggle just about anything you wanted into the country right under the noses of the authorities. There is always the chance that the scheme would be detected, just like any smuggling operation could be, but there's just something about performing covert operations in plain sight of the authorities that makes it harder to detect. It's kind of like when a judge subpoenas a company's records looking for one piece of paper and the company delivers ALL of their records to the judge in a semi-truck. The evidence you're looking for is right in front of you but you don't know where to begin to find it.

  • 'Flag of convenience' raises concern (Osama bin Laden owns fleet of cargo ships!)

    06/15/2002 7:38:34 AM PDT · 50 of 56
    RAT_Poison to Robert357
    It's not just our ports that we have to worry about. A good number of cargo containers bound for the midwest are discharged at the Port of Montreal. This is done to avoid the onerous Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) that is assessed on all cargo imported through U.S. ports. The HMF is 0.125% of the value of the imported cargo (another hidden tax foisted upon us by the government). From Montreal, they are put on double-stack rail flatcars and transit through heavily populated areas of Canada to Port Huron, Michigan where they travel through the rail tunnel under the St. Clair River. From Port Huron, they travel across Michigan to the large rail yards in Detroit and Chicago.

    I'm a licensed customs broker (a person who is authorized by Customs to transact import business on behalf of importers). I can tell you that Customs rarely inpects any imported freight. In fact, I act as the customs officer in some import transactions. When freight is imported, you have to file an entry with Customs before it can be released into the commerce of the United States. To file entry, you simply enter all of the information pertaining to the shipment into the computer and transmit it to Customs' computer system, which is called ABI. When you transmit to ABI, you get a response back from ABI indicating whether or not entry documents are required or the entry is certified for electronic release. If entry documents are required, you simply print a Customs Form 3461 and attach all of the supporting documents (bills of lading, commercial invoices, etc.) and send it to Customs. When it goes to Customs, most of the time they rubber stamp the entry documents and return the form to you. The freight has cleared Customs. They rarely inspect the cargo. In some cases where I act as the Customs officer, I transmit the entry data to ABI and ABI performs an edit check on the data. It checks things such as who the shipper and consignee are, what commodities are being imported, etc. If ABI determines that all of the data is within certain parameters, the freight is electronically released. I print the CF3461 and sign it in lieu of the Customs officer and send it to the warehouse or rail yard where the freight is located and the freight has cleared Customs and can be released by the importing carrier. All of this without Customs ever seeing so much as one piece of paper regarding the shipment. I do this every day and every time I do it, I think about what could be in the shipment that I just cleared through Customs.


    05/02/2002 2:39:34 PM PDT · 21 of 54
    RAT_Poison to FreeUs FromGovt Out of Control
    Freeped. Current numbers are 272 against and 184 for the ICC.
  • Inmates freed early commit new crimes

    04/07/2002 12:24:32 PM PDT · 6 of 18
    RAT_Poison to jimkress
    Wayne County Prosecutor Michael Duggan is the same a$$hole who was one of the most vocal opponents of Michigan's CCW law, which was enacted last year. It shouldn't be too hard to conclude that when criminals are kept in jail/prison for the entire length of their sentence, the crime rate declines. Didn't the 1990's see the largest increase in the prison population and the largest decrease in crime in U.S. history? Hmmm. That's an interesting correlation.
  • The Public Health Approach to Gun Control

    04/05/2002 2:18:32 PM PST · 23 of 24
    RAT_Poison to Dan from Michigan
    I'm a life member of the NRA, but I want to get more involved at the local level. I live in Macomb County. Can you please post websites or phone numbers for any local gun rights groups. Thanks.
  • US Has Given 50,000 Visas Since 9-11 To New Visitors From the Middle East

    04/05/2002 2:01:41 PM PST · 7 of 57
    RAT_Poison to The Old Hoosier
    I guess the 3,000+ deaths of September 11th weren't enough for our leaders to pull their heads out of the sand. How many Americans have to die before we can get real immigration reform? 30,000? 300,000? This is lunacy.
  • Bonior defends Arabs in wake of report calling metro Detroit a haven for terror groups

    03/10/2002 11:31:06 AM PST · 284 of 441
    RAT_Poison to veronica
    My first reply on FR. I live in Bonior's district and I hate his guts. I can't wait until he is re-districted right out of office. His run for governor is going nowhere. He's currently polling behind Granholm and Blanchard. This man and his ilk make me want to puke!!