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  • Video of Live Insect in New Jersey High School Lunch Investigated [Salad Lunch]

    09/20/2014 10:10:09 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    roadcat to Steelfish

    Students made a mistake. Should have called PETA. Then the whole school would have been shut down and there would be mass protests.

  • Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-Jumper Stay in White House

    09/20/2014 4:45:09 PM PDT · 9 of 38
    roadcat to blueyon

    Let the fence jumper use the Oval Office, nothing goes on in there. Mr. Gonzalez would probably respect the Resolute Desk more and not put his feet up on it. Hey, we might get some good decisions from him versus the current occupant.

  • Proof That Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome Is Real

    09/20/2014 12:53:31 PM PDT · 32 of 42
    roadcat to miss marmelstein
    She’s not pretty at all, is she?

    And Tiny Fey can't act or be funny.

  • Israeli Navy Sa'ar 5 class corvettes fitted with IAI EL/M-2248 MF-STAR multifunction AESA radar

    09/20/2014 12:46:15 PM PDT · 3 of 6
    roadcat to sukhoi-30mki

    Wow, very impressive! I wonder how the Palestinian navy compares in terms of home-grown technology and capabilities… uh, have they even built a rubber ducky? Israeli accomplishments in spite of all their hardships placed upon them, even more impressive. Now if the scummy muslims would stop killing Jews there would be no need for these ships...

  • How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything

    09/20/2014 12:36:16 PM PDT · 32 of 42
    roadcat to Politicalkiddo
    I had a substitute professor who ranted…

    Liberal teachers are rotten liars through and through. Where are these supposed conservatives on school boards? Non-existent or minimal. Just about every public school or college is overrun with liberal administrators and teachers. And that's a fact. My kids grinned and beared it while in college, having to hear all the liberal rants from teachers. They made it through quickly and graduated just so they wouldn't have to hear any more of it.

  • How our botched understanding of 'science' ruins everything

    09/19/2014 11:27:53 PM PDT · 4 of 42
    roadcat to Vince Ferrer
    For example, our approach to education is positively obscurantist.

    Kids are told they have to go to college, and conservatives are kept from becoming teachers in college. An opposition to the increase of knowledge. It's a ruinous cycle.

  • You Can Now Go to Jail for Having a Toy Gun in Atlantic City

    09/19/2014 9:18:19 PM PDT · 45 of 59
    roadcat to Logical me
    Next ban anything that looks like a knife, hatchet, etc etc.

    Let's say a robber puts on black gloves and points his finger, simulating a gun, to rob a bank. Will they outlaw possession of gloves? And what if you're dark-skinned, and point your finger, simulating a gun, to rob a bank. What do they outlaw then, tanning salons? Idiot legislators should be banned!

  • You Can Now Go to Jail for Having a Toy Gun in Atlantic City

    09/19/2014 8:25:03 PM PDT · 41 of 59
    roadcat to Darksheare
    Gotta switch to danishes I guess.

    If you hold a chocolate eclair, be sure the tip is painted orange.

  • Clovis police officer under investigation for excessive force accusation

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    roadcat to from occupied ga
    OTO you don't get people who don't WANT to do this sort of stuff applying for the job.

    One of the reasons one of my brother-in-laws resigned from SFPD. Other cops were just too arrogant and doing things he did not think were right. He couldn't sleep well and decided he would get out. Much happier doing other types of work. Nice people need not apply for cop work today, it's changed.

  • Ebola Worst-Case Scenario Has More Than 500,000 Cases (via drudge)

    09/19/2014 8:12:20 PM PDT · 37 of 51
    roadcat to Qiviut
    We know who contracted the first case (probably from eating an undercooked fruit bat in December 2013)

    I'll have mine medium rare! Fruit bats, huh? Eww, that "taste of home" should just stay in Africa. Then again, I wonder what that tastes like?

  • Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team

    09/18/2014 3:43:51 PM PDT · 11 of 41
    roadcat to CorporateStepsister

    Maybe we should send Obama to teach them golf, to get their minds off distractions like ebola and war.

  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/18/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · 122 of 122
    roadcat to Blue Jays
    That is nice she opted not to shoot you despite her boyfriend being in danger.

    She was renting a home near my girlfriend's home. The guy was a date for the night, and they both got drunk before he rammed into the back of my car. So you can see why I lost it, at a drunk driving around without a care in the world. I was young and stupid, and am not so quick to fly off the handle now. The gal soon moved away. This was in San Francisco. Carry permits are non-existent except for half-a-dozen chosen few (Feinstein was probably one of them). Even with all the anti-gun laws, I encountered many people who illegally carried in SF. I had quite a few co-workers who had guns in their desks or purse, openly showing them to me. I saw a few pulled out of vehicle gloveboxes in traffic altercations (a couple times pointed at me). I did ride-alongs with cops when I worked for the police department, and they were fearful of people possibly taking a pot-shot at them from hills. When I was young, working at a gas-station my boss made me carry a revolver, no permit, illegally hidden (only pulled once to fend off a robbery). Gun-grabbers are naive if they think anti-gun laws mean people aren't carrying.

  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/17/2014 8:52:37 PM PDT · 22 of 112
    roadcat to plain talk
    I wonder where they are now and where they will be held?

    Probably being held at a golf course near D.C. while being chastised for slipping up.

  • Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 with Safari 7.0.6

    09/17/2014 8:48:09 PM PDT · 7 of 20
    roadcat to reefdiver
    I’m using 10.4 and really need to update.

    That's real old. Some older Macs can't upgrade from Tiger to Mavericks, because the hardware is too old. I'm in that position with a couple machines in the family. Check the specs of what you have.

    Having said that, get a spare external portable hard drive and clone your internal hard drive. They're real cheap these days. If you really want to do your machine justice, spend a little more and get a larger solid-state or hybrid hard drive. Your machine will run many times faster and have more storage space. Clone your internal to the new one with copying software (easily available). Then swap the new one in place of the old hard drive, placing the old drive in the portable enclosure.

    Now you can try installing the new OS X and see if it works out for you, and your critical apps still function. If not, you can boot off the external portable (look up the commands to do this) and access your old Photoshop and photos. Remember to differentiate between the hard drives when it comes to accessing email, etc. What I do is turn off all other apps on the old drive except the one I need to access with the older OS X. That way, if you boot off the old drive externally you're not mixing up your data between that and the newer drive.

  • Apple rolls out iOS 8 to iPhone, iPad users: Here's how to get it

    09/17/2014 8:34:26 PM PDT · 23 of 38
    roadcat to howlinhound
    Caution is needed for some items on Craigslist.

    I've bought and sold a lot of computer gear and other stuff on Craigslist. Some sellers invite me into their home while they're alone, and are almost inviting me to roll them and rip off stuff. Crazy. Others are cautious, and do the swap at a neutral 3rd-party site. I'm the latter, buying and selling at well-lit parking lots with lots of foot traffic around. I've become friends with some I did deals with, and we laugh about how cautious we were of each other. It doesn't hurt to be cautious.

  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/17/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · 119 of 122
    roadcat to KoRn
    I also don’t want to get put into a cage for making a mistake.

    Absolutely. Besides not wanting to arbitrarily kill innocent people. Even then, some who are not innocent don't warrant getting killed. I have a nephew, when he was 12 fell in with the wrong crowd. Older teens talked him into sneaking through a garage window to open the door for them to burglarize the garage. Lights come on, and he's staring at the business end of the owner's revolver. Owner tells him to sit on the concrete floor, and owner calls the police. Nephew did some time in juvenile lockup. Went straight after that, never any more trouble and is now in his late twenties married with two kids. That owner didn't automatically fire at my nephew, otherwise my sister would've cried over a loss of her 12-year-old son.

    I've had guns shoved in my face, and am glad I wasn't shot. One time me and my girlfriend are parked, and some drunk black guy banged hard into my car while trying to park behind me. I jumped out, grabbed his neck by the collar giving him the 3rd degree. Was about to deck him when his black girlfriend yells at me to let him go, she's standing six feet away pointing a revolver at my head, and her hands were shaking… a lot. Let go of the guy, told her we're cool and I'm leaving. Next day, I parked across the street. Black gal comes up to me asking how I'm doing, and we had a friendly chat, all's fine. Sometimes people make mistakes and shoot others in the heat of the moment. Other times people choose their targets wisely and defuse the situation. Congrats to you for being wise.

  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/17/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT · 100 of 122
    roadcat to Boogieman
    If you’re invited into a home by an adult resident of that home, you’re not an intruder.

    Sh*t happens. A very, very long time ago when I was a teen, this nympho girl enticed me into her home and came onto me, you might say she molested me. We were double-dating, my date and her date needed to be home early. As it was still early, this gal asks my girlfriend if I could go to her house for coffee and chatting. My girlfriend says sure, as the other gal had been going steady with her boyfriend for a year and we all trusted one another. Once in her home, she came on to me, and I protested heavily. Keep in mind she was a beautiful tall, leggy, blond and she was eager. We ended up in her bedroom, then she heard her parents arriving home and yelled at me to get out. Went out the back window, and made a quick exit. In school the next week, I confided with a friend on what happened. He said "You too?". Apparently this nympho was doing lots of guys behind her boyfriend's back. Any one of us could have been a victim of a vindictive father if caught!

  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/17/2014 1:45:01 PM PDT · 99 of 122
    roadcat to KoRn
    I’m not gonna go and open fire just because I hear someone walking in the middle of the night.

    Last month there was this thread about a sheriff's deputy who shot his own teen daughter walking into his darkened garage. I had a running argument with this jerk freeper DoughtyOne who said it was the daughter's fault she got shot, and he would blast away at a shadowy figure in his garage or house. He insulted me and called me names, because I said "know your target". And I listed examples of people confronting intruders and not shooting them, where the intruder turns out to be a child or their own kin. He insulted me by saying if I didn't shoot a shadowy figure then I would die. I have guns, and kids in the house. Even if I identify an intruder I am not going to automatically blast away, unless physically threatened. Best way to avoid jail and civil lawsuits. And possibly grief from shooting the wrong person. Gungrabbers accuse all of us of being trigger-happy, I hope most freepers are not.

  • ISIS bans math, social studies for children

    09/17/2014 10:43:42 AM PDT · 57 of 80
    roadcat to reg45
    Your seventy-two virgins won’t know that you are doing it badly.

    Another sign their educational system doesn't work. There were news articles last week about some muslims raping old nuns in Italy, the nuns being in their 70s and 80s. They thought they were supposed to have 72-year-old virgins. Bad education means bad results.

  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/17/2014 10:32:58 AM PDT · 40 of 122
    roadcat to KoRn
    In my opinion, the guy is a trigger happy idiot.

    I've had a few arguments with some freepers who would simply blast away at a shadowy figure in their home. Even though it could be their own child sneaking around, they think they have it coming. Sad. You shouldn't automatically shoot in many cases, it will result in grief from authorities and lawsuits.

  • Father shoots dead daughter's 'lover' as he crouched in her bedroom because he thought the man was a

    09/17/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · 37 of 122
    roadcat to bert
    Necrophiliac dies in shooting

    That's how I read it. If I saw someone humping a dead girl, I'd shoot them too. Especially if it was my dead daughter. Lousy "journalists", lousy "editors".

  • ISIS supporters urged to attack Times Square with pipe bombs

    09/16/2014 8:09:01 PM PDT · 20 of 23
    roadcat to BwanaNdege
    Don't poo-poo caveman kids with quaint weapons.

    Don't lose your cool over my comment. Me and my friends made pipe bombs as kids. My meaning is that our enemies have far more sophisticated and deadlier ways to hurt us in larger numbers than to do pin-prick attacks. I could easily name off a dozen ways, but when mentioned in the past my posts have been removed because they're realistic and horrific, and we're not supposed to give them ideas. They could easily wipe out thousands of us in simple ways. A pipe bomb will unfortunately hurt a few people, but that is only a few people. A crossbow would be equivalent. When these terrorists do something, it won't be by using some primitive pipe bombs.

  • ISIS supporters urged to attack Times Square with pipe bombs

    09/16/2014 6:39:56 PM PDT · 7 of 23
    roadcat to markomalley

    Pipe bombs? How quaint. We’re dealing with cavemen kids with firecrackers. Time to go whoop on them with real firepower. I think the generals are finally getting through to Obummer, and we’ll strike back hard.

  • World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive [Eventual Doom of UAW?]

    09/16/2014 2:50:13 PM PDT · 70 of 71
    roadcat to Beagle8U
    All they did was ‘print’ some body parts, they didn’t print a car. A carpenter could do that in his garage using hand tools, a plywood frame, and hand laid fiberglass. Likely in less time.

    I've been a carpenter hobbyist for a long time. Recently I got into 3D printing as a hobby. Many people are naive about the realities of 3D printing. It is not easy, extremely slow, and the technology is in its infancy. It is easier for a carpenter to build, in less time. Anyone who says otherwise, has not tried 3D printing or has deep pockets for expensive 3D tooling equipment.

    I have formed metal and wood parts in my workshop. I've also designed and printed 3D components. I found that a lot of time needs to be invested in research and design, and repeated slow prints to achieve the desired outcome. For instance, wall bracket tool holders. PLA degrades. ABS is better in harsher environments. However, it can be structurally weak. I've combined ABS with metal fasteners to achieve more strength. However, I can make them faster and stronger simply with wood and metal without resorting to printing. I am now using nylon to achieve more strength, but still prefer metal.

    3D printing is great for making 1-piece complicated designs that would be hard to mill and shape. But it requires a large investment of time for design and printing. Carpentry and metal work is faster and better (at this time).

  • For RadioShack, the end is near

    09/16/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT · 133 of 148
    roadcat to hoosierham
    Between cheaper to buy than make imported gadgets and government regulations do-it-yourselfism is a rare idea in America.

    Do-it-yourselfism is not dead. You can find it in the 3D printing area. Maker faires are very popular and crowded. People are building their own 3D printers and accessories. Americans are creating, while the Chinese are copying American 3D stuff. Also check out TechShop. Their shops are busy with young people crafting stuff using CNC, lathes, welders etc. There is still hope for do-it-yourselfism.

  • For RadioShack, the end is near

    09/15/2014 9:24:06 PM PDT · 75 of 148
    roadcat to Rome2000
    They're on a death spiral. The ones with the ideas are forced out, and the mediocre ones stay on to the end.

    I have an idea how they can survive. They need to scale back the number of stores they have, and retain those in or near strip malls and foot traffic. Then bring in fresh merchandise - namely tools that crafts people use, like portable drills etc. Also crafts merchandise. This will put them in some competition with stores like Michaels and Joannes for crafts, and competition in a small way with hardware stores like Harbor Freight and Orchard Supply (very small way).

    There aren't enough stores where men can browse and buy things while the women shop. Having merchandise like this will make Radio Shack popular and profitable again. They need tools and crafts supplies for men, not toys and junk for rappers.

  • For RadioShack, the end is near

    09/15/2014 8:53:21 PM PDT · 47 of 148
    roadcat to usconservative
    Seriously, Radio Shack isn't even good for the occasional spare part anymore.

    I went to a Radio Shack last week. A gal clerk came running over and insisted on helping me. So I asked her for a 22 to 24 gauge stranded wire pair spool, preferably black and red. She hands me some electrical 16 gauge solid wire. I said forget it. She hovered around me trying to hand me various wiring, all wrong. I kept repeating myself, then told her to go away. Sigh! Can't find the soldering tips for my torch soldering iron. Can't find the electrical connectors I want. All they have are cellphone batteries and toys. Used to be able to get chips and resistors and other components easily 30 years ago. Now they're a joke.

  • Nancy Pelosi Warns About the End of Civilization if Republicans Win in November

    09/15/2014 8:45:36 PM PDT · 24 of 63
    roadcat to Republican Wildcat
    Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.

    Her "civilization" as she knows it, is planet of the apes. Time to restore real civilization, ours, shove a banana in her mouth and put her out to pasture in a sanitarium.

  • Signs of Spiritual Awakening in Japan

    09/15/2014 7:07:49 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    roadcat to Does so
    A very large Christian population existed in Nagasaki before we dropped the second A-bomb. :(

    A true tragedy of the A-bomb drop. It wasn't supposed to be, as Nagasaki was an alternate site and the sky cleared enough for the drop. Most of the Christians in Japan were centered there and wiped out, along with POW's. Sad.

  • Boy hit with gun during South Toledo robbery (6-month old pistol-whipped)

    09/15/2014 7:00:52 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    roadcat to rey
    So many of these people are simply bad if not evil.

    Where I grew up, my next-door neighbor Robert was always doing bad things. He would try to force me into shoplifting, stuffing stuff in my pocket at the stores. Which I would empty out and tell him no. I decided to stay away from him. He gravitated to car theft, burglary, etc. and ended up in juvenile lockup. After high school, he was doing a drug deal from his car half a block up from our homes. He got his throat cut ear to ear. He was bad, but the other guy was "badder".

  • barkley: 'every black parent in the south' would be in jail for disciplining kids

    09/14/2014 9:18:14 PM PDT · 67 of 109
    roadcat to DoughtyOne
    Today that dad wouldn’t be there. Good chance the kids wouldn’t be either.

    My black friend's dad was a good man. Raised his three boys to be respectful and hard workers, and they volunteered plenty at church. He was strict and kept them in line. You're right, not that many cohesive families today where the dad sticks around and does the right things.

    My dad threatened me with a belt whipping from early on, but it never came to that. He never laid a hand on me. The fear of the belt kept me in line. In school, I got punished. School admins had paddles to swat us. In middle school, teachers would force us kids to paddle each other. Somewhat humiliating for two of us to go in front of the class, and take turns swatting each other with a paddle. But it worked at making us behave. Principal had different size paddles with holes in them; they really hurt. Us kids took it, never complained, and parents never got upset about it.

    Kids today get away with bad behavior because they can, everyone is in fear of being jailed for abusing kids. A little spanking can't hurt much but is no longer administered. Crazy times.

  • barkley: 'every black parent in the south' would be in jail for disciplining kids

    09/14/2014 6:59:24 PM PDT · 49 of 109
    roadcat to DoughtyOne
    Every black family disciplines their children?

    Maybe in the past, before the 1970s. I had a best friend in high school, black, and he was scared to death of getting punished by his dad. He and his two brothers kept out of trouble in fear of getting whipped with a belt. They turned out just fine. Then again, they were brought up middle class with good morals and discipline.

  • As Ebola Cases Accelerate, Liberia's Sick Must Fend for Themselves

    09/14/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT · 51 of 59
    roadcat to grania
    If there were any hint that water could be an issue, a childrens pool full of water in the outside shed, covered, might be the way to go.

    Thanks for the tip! We have a plastic sandbox outside for the grandkids. I could dump the sand and fill it with water. It has a cover to keep animals out. I do have trash barrels that I could use with plastic garbage bags, but the childrens pool is better. Also will fill bathtub at any sign of a shortage.

  • Obama Ditches Presidency to Become Commentator-in-Chief

    09/14/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    roadcat to P.O.E.
    Trouble is these Marxist eggheads know how to sit around and criticize, but don’t know how to actually accomplish anything constructive.

    They're in the wrecking industry. It's easier to destroy through neglect and vandalism, and easy to criticize those who build and create. Sounds a lot like those rioters in Ferguson. Obama and his cohorts are wreckers.

  • BILLIONAIRE: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse

    09/14/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT · 83 of 114
    roadcat to reefdiver
    Would a small home inverter power lights after an EMP?

    How are you going to power the inverter? Do you have a generator? Do you have stored fuel on hand? A small inverter can only power so much (100w is one lightbulb). Forget powering a fridge.

    A generator is noisy, but has the power to drive most equipment in your home. But again, how much fuel do you have on hand, and the noise will attract others seeking to take it from you. A good bet is to use an inverter plugged into your vehicle, if you vehicle still operates. (I own several vintage 1960s and 1970s cars, with spare voltage coils and such to keep them running, with full gas tanks.) You can run your car to power lights, and others won't notice as they would with a generator. Get a bank of batteries, install a voltage regulator, and keep them charged from the grid until needed, then recharge from solar panels or generator if main power is out.

  • BILLIONAIRE: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse

    09/14/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · 81 of 114
    roadcat to MichaelCorleone
    I never hear of any additional money or people tasked to work on fixing the problem.

    Part of the problem is stocking replacement parts. When electrical infrastructure is damaged, utilities replace components as needed. But utility companies can only stock so many components for a storm or other disaster, and place orders for replacement parts that may take months to obtain. If there is a wide-spread disaster like an EMP affecting many communities, it will possibly take years to manufacture the needed equipment. There's only so much money available to make and buy the equipment, that's the rub. People will be without electricity maybe for a year or more, depending on where utilities focus their rebuilding efforts.

  • BILLIONAIRE: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse

    09/14/2014 1:05:45 PM PDT · 79 of 114
    roadcat to Beagle8U
    Rural, burbs, city, don’t matter here, you can drive a well most anywhere. 25-30 feet down and get water.

    I'm in a city, my home on a hillside with a slope that goes down in my back yard. The other street behind my home is at lower elevation. An old timer in the neighborhood told me water used to flow at the bottom as a creek from upper hills, the city laid drainage pipe and covered it over. If the tap water stops flowing, I'm drilling into that drainage pipe. I suspect a lot of creeks run underground beneath many neighborhoods in many hilly cities and towns.

  • TSA Tries to Pat Down Man After His Flight, Watch Him Refuse

    09/13/2014 7:21:17 PM PDT · 48 of 79
    roadcat to exit82
    I can remember when stewardesses were actually attractive.

    My wife and I use to frequently fly PSA on the west coast in the 1970s (different airline than the current PSA Airlines). The stewardesses were beautiful, and wore attractive outfits including hot pants. Always smiling and friendly, and would have friendly conversations with passengers. It truly was a joy to fly back then.

  • san diego homebuyers get an unwelcome feeling

    09/13/2014 7:01:36 PM PDT · 13 of 32
    roadcat to Viennacon
    She told a man to come to the house, ignore any protest and rape her anally.

    Let's say the resident woman answered the door, protested, felt threatened and shot the man at the door. A whole lot of lives put in jeopardy, and Rowe didn't think it was anything more than a scare? Lock the evil woman Rowe up for a long time and keep her away from society.

  • Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

    09/13/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT · 12 of 23
    roadcat to ansel12

    Border agents are not permitted to fire at illegal aliens coming across the border, so they have to have something to shoot at. A militia member is American, hence not an illegal alien. The world is upside down and gone crazy.

  • Palin to Obama: 'Go Big or Go Home' in ISIS Fight

    09/13/2014 2:46:47 PM PDT · 20 of 29
    roadcat to Impala64ssa
    Coyne also claimed that at one stage Palin screamed, “Don’t you know who I am?”

    No she didn't. Witnesses say she said "Don't you know who he is, a vet!" in reference to Track, her son.

  • Veteran thrown out of Subway restaurant because of service dog

    09/13/2014 2:43:42 PM PDT · 3 of 103
    roadcat to walford

    Ahmed don’t like dogs. At least dogs are better beings than muslim stinkers.

  • Pennsylvania trooper killed in shooter’s ‘ambush’ on police barracks during shift-change

    09/13/2014 2:38:13 PM PDT · 26 of 51
    roadcat to wrench
    In reality, an Islamic terrorist operation.

    Yes, the Beltway Sniper admitted to admiring Osama Bin-Laden and Al-qaeda and doing their work. Sort of like Obama perhaps being a hidden Islamist operative.

  • Pennsylvania trooper killed in shooter’s ‘ambush’ on police barracks during shift-change

    09/13/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT · 22 of 51
    roadcat to Vigilanteman
    But you’re mistaken. It was an angry middle aged white guy in a white panel van. Didn’t Chief Moose tell us so?

    Beltway Sniper attacks - John Allen Mohammed sentenced 2003, executed 2009.

  • Pennsylvania trooper killed in shooter’s ‘ambush’ on police barracks during shift-change

    09/13/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT · 18 of 51
    roadcat to Impala64ssa
    During the Ferguson, MO riots, there was talk about “bringing it” to “Whitey’s” neighborhoods, so right now anything’s possible.

    I remember years ago, a couple black men were hiding in auto trunks firing through a peephole randomly shooting white people. That was freaky and scary.

  • Pennsylvania trooper killed in shooter’s ‘ambush’ on police barracks during shift-change

    09/13/2014 2:14:50 PM PDT · 17 of 51
    roadcat to ClearCase_guy
    I expect to see more of this. And not just people fed up with police.

    I agree. People don't like being bullied. When overwhelming power is unnecessarily used against people, they will resort to these guerrilla tactics to strike back.

  • Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity?

    09/13/2014 1:12:04 PM PDT · 84 of 93
    roadcat to cripplecreek
    Intelligence won’t be an issue unless machines have desires.

    I believe we have nothing to worry about superintelligent machines in the future. Because they will have desires. When they become sentient, they'll develop emotions, upgrade their bodies with sensory devices, and waste all their time immersed in porn. They'll become dregs on society, and refuse to do any real work. Non-sentient machines will have to do all the work to support the dreg machines. Humans will be partying or killing each other, same as usual.

  • Only Germany is holding together as separatists threaten to rip Europe apart

    09/12/2014 12:20:14 PM PDT · 23 of 36
    roadcat to Dagnabitt
    For my kids sake I hope there will be peace between Eurabia and Amerexico.

    In the North America continent, it will be Estados de Mexico and Texas, eventually to become Greater Texas.

  • Only Germany is holding together as separatists threaten to rip Europe apart

    09/12/2014 12:08:35 PM PDT · 19 of 36
    roadcat to Lorianne

    Germany is too strong to come apart. They will dominate Europe for quite some time. Germany is a young country, made up of many nation states that came together. Sort of like the United States (which is not so united these days). Stronger together than separately. Once East and West rejoined, there was no stopping them from taking over Europe peacefully this time. Hopefully they can conquer that muslim thing going on in Europe.

  • Postal Service Halts Deliveries to Low Mail Slots Forcing Workers to Bend Over

    09/11/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT · 43 of 49
    roadcat to moviefan8
    I am constantly getting mail for other people who live somewhere else.

    I thought it was bad getting my neighbor's mail, and he getting mine. Then I started getting mail for different streets. Lately I've been getting mail destined for another town. What the heck is going on? I was tracking a package I bought from China. I live in South SF in California. It arrived in SF after TWO days, then went to Southern California, back to Richmond in the SF Bay Area, then on to Kansas. I finally got it after three weeks of bouncing around the US. The label is clearly printed with my address in English using the eBay label system. Crazy.