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  • How to Watch the Titans of Mavericks Surf Competition Streaming Online

    02/12/2016 1:49:56 PM PST · 8 of 13
    rey to cloudmountain

    “For fools.”

    Even for those who watch. One year a rogue wave came up and took out a spectator stand. Several people were hurt a couple seriously. I believe there were two broken legs.

  • Carrier to relocate 1,400 Indianapolis jobs to Mexico

    02/12/2016 1:47:05 PM PST · 136 of 136
    rey to Carthego delenda est

    I apologize.

    To clarify, your post sounded like, if I may paraphrase; the job belongs to the worker, companies enrich themselves at the worker’s expense, and that you supported trade restrictions. That sounds like a sort of protectionism for the worker.

    Am I misunderstanding you? Regardless, if you could label your position on this, how would you do so?

  • 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field

    02/12/2016 8:44:25 AM PST · 23 of 60
    rey to Olog-hai

    This is my fear of carnival rides. I do not believe the companies that build carnival rides hire the best engineers. You would think an MIT graduate builds bridges and such, not carnival rides. Hence, “we think a bolt may have failed” would be a common refrain at carnivals.

  • Owner thinks his restaurant was targeted in machete attack

    02/12/2016 8:41:03 AM PST · 10 of 18
    rey to smith288

    “The business owner is from Israel, and has his native country’s flag right next to the American flag. When asked if he felt he was targeted, he said yes. “I hope I’m wrong. I hope it’s not the case.””

    I don’t understand; somehow a random act of violence is more acceptable? I think either way is bad.

  • Carrier to relocate 1,400 Indianapolis jobs to Mexico

    02/12/2016 8:24:05 AM PST · 134 of 136
    rey to Carthego delenda est

    First, thank you for being polite, a rare quality on the WEB.

    Yes we have rules on commerce and they have always gotten us in trouble. The Civil War was over this. The South was not free to trade their goods in a way they thought appropriate. The North did not want their largest tax revenue source to leave. The love of money is the root of all evil and certainly was in this case for both sides.

    Yes, people seek to play by different rules but this does not change when you regulate. Instead, they seek favors from those who make the rules (Can you spell Clinton or really any other politician for that matter?).

    To succeed in business, you are essentially looking for an unfair advantage; buying in bulk, finding cheaper materials, finding lower labor, the list is endless, and then exploiting that advantage for as long as you can. This exploitation, in a free society, runs until someone else does it better or simply imitates you. You can maintain an advantage through legislation in a less free society; licensing, trade restrictions, etc. When you restrict the activity of large companies they will seek to restrict the activity of competitors. Either way, the small guy has to compete against the big guy’s foreign advantage or the big guy’s lobbying advantage; you are simply choosing a way to die.

    If a country has things set up where we may take advantage, why not, as long as it isn’t illegal or immoral? Do you not buy fuel in the next town or down the road when it is cheaper? Is there nothing you would not buy out of state if it was significantly cheaper? Do you not buy at the duty free shop? Do you not shop for the best rates? If the contractor two towns away will do the job for less than the one who lives next door do you not employ him, all else being equal? Do you not buy from Safeway instead of the now non-existent mom and pop store? All of these little actions effect who survives and who dies.

    On an international scale, there can only really be a level playing field through world governance, something no one here really favors. Governments seek advantage for themselves just like any other entity. What you suggest edges dangerously close to controlling the means of production, the precise definition of socialism. Not to be insulting but your last paragraph sounds almost like a “power to the workers!” slogan and we see how well that works in countries like France or Detroit.

    Sorry my response is not as clear linearly nor as detailed as yours. I have a busy day but I appreciated your thoughts they were clear and well reasoned.

  • Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

    02/11/2016 9:46:31 PM PST · 27 of 38
    rey to ConservativeMind

    So we are to understand you NEVER hire anyone for less, you NEVER buy something for lower cost, you NEVER buy anything foreign?

    I find it ironic that we complain about jobs going over seas and foreign goods as we complain on a Japanese computers made with Chinese rare earth materials, assembled in Mexico, and tech serviced by East Indians.

  • Cops investigating second anti white attack in Brooklyn this week, "This is for Malcolm X, cracka"

    02/11/2016 4:28:31 PM PST · 3 of 28
    rey to Kid Shelleen

    Wait a minute. Didn’t someone from the Nation of Islam kill him?

  • A new report shows California farmers reaping record sales in 2014 despite the epic drought

    02/11/2016 4:26:31 PM PST · 6 of 20
    rey to artichokegrower

    I do not think it is record sale due to high yield but because of high price due to low yield/supply. Big difference. Lots of fallow fields here, dried orchards, vineyards, low yield on grapes. Propaganda piece.

  • Carrier to relocate 1,400 Indianapolis jobs to Mexico

    02/11/2016 4:10:07 PM PST · 124 of 136
    rey to Red Badger

    This is a bit ironic, as we complain on our Japanese computers with rare earth components from China assembled in Mexico serviced by on line techies in India.
    Be careful what you wish for. Read Leonard Read’s “I Pencil.” He talks about how no single person knows how nor can make a pencil. Graphite from Maylasia, tin from china or Europe, chainsaws from Sweden, ships to haul everything from China or India. You start throwing up trade restrictions and suddenly you have unintended consequences and more impediments.

    In a truly free society, should you not be able to purchase what you want from where you want? Should you not be able to run a business over seas and give the best price to your customer?

    Where is the logical conclusion in trade restrictions. OUtside the inter commerce clauses of the constitution, you could restrict people to buy within your state or county; think of the jobs! Yet we all know it is better to grow wheat in Kansas or Washington than Florida. Likewise, other places have advantages and seek to exploit those advantages. Rockefeller created unfair advantages, most of which were temporary until competitors adopted them, to give us cheaper fuel, more disposable income, greater free time and quality of life.

    Sure, Mexico has lower labor rates but does anyone here employ the higher labor of one contractor over another? I read all the time on this site of people complaining about the cost of professional services, mechanics, machine shop, pump and drill, electricians, horseshoers, etc. seeking lower cost elsewhere. We do, on small scale, precisely what these companies in question do on a large scale; we seek the lower cost, nearly every time, and enjoy the savings.

  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:27:13 AM PST · 3 of 45
    rey to george76

    If guns cause crime and guns are bad, why wasn’t the gun escorted off. According to the press, it is the gun’s fault. Seemingly it is never the perp’s fault, why is this guy at fault? Oh yeah, he played by the rules; silly me.

  • Pentagon Kills Its Killer Drone Fleet

    02/11/2016 8:07:25 AM PST · 5 of 18
    rey to C19fan

    Maybe it wasn’t environmentally friendly?

  • FBI Unable To Crack San Bernardino Killers' Cell Phone

    02/11/2016 7:49:24 AM PST · 34 of 43
    rey to Nifster

    Yes. Not a reason for a backdoor, but couldn’t they subpoena who wrote the encryption code and get what they want? How would that be any different than issuing a search warrant? How would that be any different than unlocking a security bow or any other physical thing to gain access?

  • Chrysler gear shifters confuse drivers causing crashes, injuries

    02/09/2016 6:35:57 PM PST · 152 of 165
    rey to the OlLine Rebel

    I have a neutral switch on my tractor that the seat sensor is wired into. If it is in gear and you unweight the seat, it shuts off.

    If you are bouncing out of the seat and causing the tractor to shut off, you are driving waaaaay too fast..

  • Chrysler gear shifters confuse drivers causing crashes, injuries

    02/09/2016 10:21:14 AM PST · 149 of 165
    rey to T-Bone Texan

    Sadly, those accidents still happen because people disconnect the seat safety. I was almost victim when I rolled a small tractor with a mower. The mower almost got me when the tractor did not shut off. Fortunately, something hit the PTO switch and cut the mower before it got me. Such accidents also happen when operators fall asleep and fall off the tractor.

    Sorry about your wife’s uncle. I have known a few too and those stories always hit me hard.

  • Chrysler gear shifters confuse drivers causing crashes, injuries

    02/08/2016 5:29:53 PM PST · 12 of 165
    rey to rickmichaels

    They have had push button transmission before. I forgot who had them in the 50s and 60s but they had similar problems.

    Maybe they need to do something like they do with tractor seats where if they are unweighted it shuts off the engine. Maybe they could have one where if it is unweighted or not in park?

  • Meet Ka Lani – Santa Rosa’s Guitar Hero

    02/07/2016 8:30:35 AM PST · 1 of 7
    This paper plays up the wonderfulness of the homeless all the time. This story is exceptionally strange. If someone is looking at 137 years in prison, they did something very bad. As it is, 17 years in San Quentin is still very bad. Yes, the article makes it sound like he did not do that time but other sources show otherwise:

    Scroll down the article and find comments by Ka Lani (Douglas Kalane Raposa) himself: "No human being can be defined by a single act. No matter heinous or heroic that act may be." "I coauthored the the book "Seven Diamonds and a Monkey" with Marin attorney Mark B. Davis. It deals with the Polly Klass abduction and murder and the night Richard Allen Davis was nearly murdered himself but for a jammed gun. It is available at with all the proceeds going to the Polly Klass Foundation . " "We can sit in judgement of one another for past deeds and transgressions or we can stand together and support one another as we endeavor to become more understanding and compassionate human beings."

    We are not talking just one crime with this individual, not just one mistake, as he seems to imply. The case that is in the link above is an appeal that would have put him back in for another sixteen years, it involves at least four other crimes. He has a reputation in the area for thievery and pawning stolen goods. It would be interesting to know what sets you up for 137 years imprisonment.

    The interest in Richard Allen Davis is strange.

    I hope he has turned his life around, yes, man can find forgiveness with God, but I do not think there is anything wrong with people being cautious and just because someone seeks or receives forgiveness does not absolve them of paying a penalty.

    This is an odd story lacking facts.

  • Some say San Francisco's open-air urinal must go

    02/05/2016 1:48:36 PM PST · 1 of 43
  • Obama Quips That New Low Unemployment Number Is 'Inconvenient' For Republican Candidates

    02/05/2016 1:43:30 PM PST · 22 of 37
    rey to Kaslin

    Government says the permanently unemployed number is around 9 million, other sources set it at any peg it at anywhere between 30 to 98 million, depending who you believe. Even relatively conservative actual estimates put the real percentage in the mid to high teens, some as high as the mid to upper twenty percent.

  • Immigrant Activist Makes History By Becoming New York's First Undocumented Lawyer

    02/05/2016 8:31:06 AM PST · 17 of 30
    rey to SeekAndFind

    Old news. Already happened in CA (Crazy America):

  • Hunting Deer with Eagles

    02/04/2016 8:33:05 PM PST · 24 of 26
    rey to indcons

    Wow. Neat. How do you know this about the Cumans, Tatars, etc.? Can you refer me to a book or other sources? Interesting topic.

  • Obama to propose $10 per barrel fee on oil

    02/04/2016 1:43:39 PM PST · 68 of 182
    rey to GreaterSwiss

    How about the winning political party funding an alternative party?

    I am certain his plan will work as government manages money so well.

  • Roger Goodell: Women will interview for open executive jobs

    02/04/2016 10:47:58 AM PST · 10 of 31
    rey to EveningStar

    Oh, pish, pish. Get them on the field. If they are strong enough for combat they are strong enough for the NFL. In fact, let’s go totally PC; teams must be representational of the country: x number of women, x number hispanic, heck, throw in a handicap person or two - do this and I might even watch, I would love to see the down’s syndrome kid on punt return.

  • Hunting Deer with Eagles

    02/04/2016 8:29:43 AM PST · 15 of 26
    rey to w1n1

    Plenty of youtube videos of eagles taking down wolves, I think in Mongolia.

  • Marine United With Missing Cat after Four Years [Article and Video at source]

    02/01/2016 9:03:49 PM PST · 4 of 13
    rey to beaversmom

    Soft kitty, Warm kitty, Little ball of fur:

  • EPA Blocking 21-Mile Road Because of 1 Acre of Wetlands

    02/01/2016 1:06:51 PM PST · 11 of 16
    rey to MichCapCon

    We have had Fish and Game deny or delay for years repair to existing roads. They would rather a road fail and fell into a creek or river than fix it and prevent it. Once it fails, it takes years to get the approvals to restore the road.

  • San Francisco weighs giving condoms to middle schoolers

    02/01/2016 8:46:33 AM PST · 1 of 26
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss at Ted Cruz event: seeking the old GOP

    01/30/2016 6:14:32 PM PST · 40 of 80
    rey to AFreeBird

    I thought he wasn’t getting many roles because of his hammy over acting but it is his party affiliation. If he pulls a Mel Gibson he may never work again.

  • Bernie Sanders Health Care (Letter to the Editor

    01/30/2016 8:33:43 AM PST · 1 of 11
    You are delusional to think the government can save you money.
  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 8:07:09 AM PST · 28 of 72
    rey to hollyweed

    “The act of writing forms very strong neurological connections and associations.”

    No kidding. When I taught composition, I would have students copy in cursive various authors to aid in understanding the style and competencies of that author.

    Recently, the Cleveland Browns had their players keep an old fashioned note book in long hand rather than solely rely on their electronic notebooks and in turn saw the players remembering the plays and having a better understanding of the concept of what their coaches were trying to do.

    I am home schooling an 11 year old who used to have trouble with word problems. Even something relatively easy, such as find the perimeter of a board, she struggled with. She would ask to do quadratics or cube binomials instead of doing a word problem. I had her write out how to do a simple math problem in long hand in sentence form and eventually progressed to having her write in sentence form how to do more complex problems. Her word problem abilities improved. This is because the portions of our brain that deal with numbers and that which deals with letters are separate and we need to work to make those connections.

  • Fires Weapon Underwater - with his own life on the line

    01/29/2016 10:26:35 AM PST · 23 of 29
    rey to Billthedrill

    We had a guy destroy a boulder about the size of a small garage by drill a hole in it, filling it with water, capping it, and setting off a charge about the size of a shotgun shell. Crumbled the majority of it, but isn’t that more hydrostatic shock or is that what we are talking about here?

  • Fires Weapon Underwater - with his own life on the line

    01/29/2016 9:48:35 AM PST · 5 of 29
    rey to w1n1

    While a round may not hurt you in the water (Myth Busters did something similar) an explosion will. It was a big deal that the depth charges be set to safe when a ship was going down. Supposedly, if you are in the water and there is a large explosion (I mean really large), the concussive wave passing through the water and eventually your body could blow your innards out your backside. You swim away from the vessel, not to avoid the vortex that might suck you down (This is thought to be a myth too) but to be away in the event of an explosion.

  • Windsor teen badly hurt when e-cigarette explodes in his mouth

    01/29/2016 9:37:23 AM PST · 1 of 33
    i know this isn't funny, but I couldn't help but laugh.
  • Tax The Guns

    01/29/2016 8:58:38 AM PST · 28 of 109
    rey to DugwayDuke

    ” Any tax must have the purpose of raising revenue and not designed to prohibit an activity. “

    What about cigarette taxes? They are designed to limit an activity. They sure work well, don’t they?

  • Tax The Guns

    01/29/2016 8:47:42 AM PST · 3 of 109
    rey to Iron Munro

    Let”s have a first amendment tax. Slowly raise the tax so newspapers like this cannot survive.

  • Eichmann Begged for Mercy Before Hanging

    01/27/2016 10:51:11 AM PST · 63 of 85
    rey to detective

    He didn’t really do anything. He only visited a camp once and was repulsed by what he saw. He was an administrator trying to advance within the system. He was not a leader, in any real sense. His administrative efficiencies certainly contributed to the large numbers of those executed. He was able to do this because he was removed from the day to day. Considering that, should his secretary have been executed? The courier who transported the administrative orders? The paper mill that made the paper the orders were printed on? The salesman from the paper mill?

    This is not a defense nor an excuse for Eichmann. The sentence was probably just. The suggestion that everyday individuals were guilty is ad absurbum but thought one’s everyday actions.

    Read Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem. The Banality of Evil.” Many here won’t like her because of her life and political leanings but this book is an examination on how a people can be swept along to perform evil acts that are history altering without any real sense that they are involved in evil. Read this and you will see how one day your policeman neighbor may be the one knocking on your door to confiscate something and or drag you off to detention.

  • GUT WRENCHING: Eye Witness in Detailed Interview #OregonStandoff Protestor Finicum Executed by FBI

    01/27/2016 9:47:50 AM PST · 139 of 261
    rey to DonaldC

    When I was in Marksmanship Training School in Quantico in the mid 80s with the Marine Corps we read of an incident in DC where a man got on an elevator and tried to rob a man at gunpoint. Unbeknownst to him, the man he was trying to rob was an FBI agent. Both men emptied their weapons within the confines of the elevator. The worst injury was a powder burn. While being shot at is certainly an unnerving experience, FBI agents are supposed to be professionals. Sadly, the marksmanship hasn’t improve in 30 years.

  • Olé? Bullfighter Takes Five-Month-Old Baby Into the Ring

    01/25/2016 8:46:07 PM PST · 5 of 10
    rey to nickcarraway

    Maybe he believes in abortion up to the first year of life?

  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    01/25/2016 3:49:49 PM PST · 34 of 186
    rey to Washi

    How come those animal rights activists who film legitimate work inside slaughter houses are not indicted?

  • Anybody seen 13 Hours? Thoughts?

    01/25/2016 8:44:05 AM PST · 13 of 58
    rey to thetallguy24

    I thought it was a good movie. I hesitate to say I enjoyed it or liked it as seeing a dramatization of what those guys endured, enjoyment is an inappropriate term, just like no one enjoys Schindler’s List unless you are unbalanced.

    The complaints that it was not in depth enough and that it did not delve into politics is off base in that the movie is simply about what these guys endured. When you are fighting, it is not about yesterday or politics, it is about the here and now and, or then and there, so in that sense, I thought that was good. The movie is exhausting, if you follow it closely.

    At about the halfway point, when they started requesting help and none came, and when you see our country’s defenders dying, I started hearing Clinton’s voice, the echo became louder as the film progressed; “At this point, Senator, what does it matter.” What an arrogant, evil, bitch.

    I was so incensed, that at the end of the movie I repeated the Clinton quote loudly in the theater and said “Think of these men before you vote.” Having that at the end of the movie would have made it perfect.

  • Barack Obama : the comic book biography

    01/22/2016 5:58:56 PM PST · 1 of 16
    I thought the folks here would I fun with this. When I stumbled across this in my public library, I had to laugh. If ever there was a cartoonish figure in history.

    They have a Michelle Obama edition too.

    Female Force: Michelle Obama

    They did not have one on Hillary Clinton but they do have a paper doll book so you can dress her.

  • Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

    01/22/2016 1:25:00 PM PST · 33 of 46
    rey to Oldeconomybuyer

    Fuel efficiency also increases driving and promotes urban sprawl,so even if you do what they want, there are consequences.

  • Now California state wants to ban sale of encrypted smartphones

    01/21/2016 8:49:11 PM PST · 18 of 26
    rey to Swordmaker

    I think it is also a freedom of speech issue; there is nothing that says the speech has to be comprehensible.

  • American True Grit – How We Lost It, How We Can Get It Back

    01/20/2016 9:03:15 PM PST · 2 of 6
    rey to pboyington

    Oh, I am certain that the women entering the combat field will show us all how it is done and what is true grit.

  • As a doctor who treats concussions and a lifelong fan, I now believe pro football is unethical

    01/19/2016 8:52:56 PM PST · 6 of 61
    rey to cherry

    Sure, they are all roided up, but I guess that is part of the appeal. Knowing what we know now, it is kind of in the same realm as cage fighting. Don’t get me wrong, not a football or cage fighting fan but I do enjoy watching boxing. I think reports on this and articles and papers on this are good so people go into this stuff with their eye open.

  • Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture of Bin Laden’s Body, Faces Investigation of Business Ties

    01/19/2016 12:23:21 PM PST · 4 of 19
    rey to Theoria

    “whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit”

    Only elected officials may do that.

  • Biker Kingdom: Who Are the Cossacks and What Happened in Waco?

    01/19/2016 10:09:50 AM PST · 25 of 29
    rey to chae

    I worked as a floor detective. Nearly all criminals were really nice guys. Ted Bundy was described as charming. It is how used car salesmen make a living. Even Billy S knew that; “O villain, villain, smiling, damned villain!
    My tables, — meet it is I set it down,
    That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain;”

  • Biker Kingdom: Who Are the Cossacks and What Happened in Waco?

    01/19/2016 9:14:33 AM PST · 16 of 29
    rey to chae; Tx Angel

    “Law enforcement raided an Outlaws clubhouse in Indiana. The neighborhood that it was located in was furious. The local residents said that with the Outlaws clubhouse being there, they didn’t have to worry about thefts, vandalism, drugs and crime because the Outlaws looked after the neighborhood.”

    The same could be said for the Mafia, the Black Panthers, Saddam Hussein, even Stalin and Hitler, crime, other than their crime, is low when they are around. I’m certain you would be proud if your son became a member or your daughter dated or married one.

  • Not a Fan (Bowie)

    01/18/2016 4:19:57 PM PST · 95 of 108
    rey to DesertRhino

    No. I did not prostitute myself. I did not dress as a cross dresser, I did not engage in homosexual affairs. I did not publicize my relationship with anyone, I did not make sexuality the cornerstone of my profession, I did not facilitate other into mainstreaming their sexuality, and I did not take it from Mick Jagger or Freddie Mercury, so, no I did not prostitute myself to create an image based on sex.

  • Not a Fan (Bowie)

    01/18/2016 12:44:54 PM PST · 77 of 108
    rey to discostu

    I do not think that appealing to weirdos should earn you reverence. Do we revere Larry Flint?

    As someone noted earlier, he legitimizes aberrant behavior, as does mainstream culture in general. That is not necessarily a good thing.

  • Not a Fan (Bowie)

    01/18/2016 11:22:01 AM PST · 61 of 108
    rey to savagesusie

    Good assessment. Cultural and moral relativism is our bane.