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  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 10:44:33 PM PDT · 36 of 37
    roadcat to cloudmountain
    Those would be, of course, the LEGAL guns.

    I worked in SF before retiring. I can't tell you how many times I've come across co-workers illegally carrying guns without permits. In their desk. In their purse or jacket. One time I went to lunch with a female co-worker, and as we left the building she pulls her handgun from her purse and hands it to me to check it out. In public! I admonished her to keep it out of sight, as this was downtown SF. Then there were a few times guns were pulled on me in SF, and the punks were definitely not officers. One time I'm riding in a friend's car, he hits the brakes and some guns tumble from under the seat. He asks me to do him a favor and nudge them back under. The friend was a gang member that I didn't hang around with too closely. Although you can't get a permit to carry in SF, it doesn't mean there aren't lots of guns in SF! Been there, seen it.

  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 8:21:50 PM PDT · 22 of 37
    roadcat to cloudmountain

    Just looked it up. SF is down to two (2) permits issued and four (4) pending. Of six, only two active permits.

  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 8:18:55 PM PDT · 21 of 37
    roadcat to cloudmountain
    Dianne Feinstein packed.

    Three-quarters of a million live in SF. Many millions more in the SF Bay Area. But I think only six (6) gun permits were issued to citizens in SF, and Dianne Feinstein was one of the lucky six. She's a big anti-gun zealot, doesn't want anyone other than herself to have one. Biggest hypocrite in SF.

  • Office 2016 apps crash following OS X 10.11 El Capitan upgrade

    10/03/2015 10:42:06 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    roadcat to Not gonna take it anymore
    I have office for mac version 2011 and have no problems and I installed El Capitan the other day.

    Good to know, thanks. I have Office 2011 and haven't yet gone to El Capitan from Yosemite.

  • The Steve Jobs of supercomputers: We remember Seymour Cray (at 90) Fast, cool, simple. Repeat.

    10/02/2015 10:26:15 PM PDT · 39 of 43
    roadcat to Bobalu
    "The Trachtenberg Speed System Of Basic Mathematics".

    I studied that while in middle school, on my own in the public library. I was a geek and math major. Fast way to do multiplications in your head by criss-crossing columns of digits. My mom still beat me using her abacus.

  • The Steve Jobs of supercomputers: We remember Seymour Cray (at 90) Fast, cool, simple. Repeat.

    10/02/2015 8:39:51 PM PDT · 26 of 43
    roadcat to re_nortex
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are Crays. The GOPe RINOs are TRS-80s. The DemonKKKrats are broken abacuses.

    Hey, let's not disparage the abacus! When I was a young man, my mom would challenge me to calculate figures, me with a calculator, she with an abacus. She won every time. In the old days people relied on their minds, not computers, and got the job done. So let's just say the DemonKKKrats use broken marbles to attempt counting.

  • Apple Watch saves teenager’s life; Tim Cook offers thankful teen an internship

    10/02/2015 6:51:15 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    roadcat to Calvin Locke
    After Harold Crick got hit by a bus, his life was saved by a piece of his now-shattered Timex Men’s Watch #T56371 - Ironman Triathlon 42 Lap Combo Dual Tech watch plugging a hole in an artery.

    Let's see which is more likely:

    A) Offered a job with the bus company. B) Offered an internship by Timex. C) Received a tour of the White House.

    You get injured, people feel sorry for you. You build a make-believe bomb to alarm people and make them think they'll get injured, and the President congratulates you.

  • Second Apple "spaceship" to land in Sunnyvale — deal sealed with Landbank Investments (Slideshow)

    10/02/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    roadcat to SamAdams76
    I think this would be a great place for Apple to build an East Coast HQ.

    Not likely to happen. Apple corporate has a mindset of building a campus in an open setting among trees and parks, not among skyscrapers. I remember when the SF peninsula around Cupertino and Sunnyvale was fruit orchards and farmland. Now replaced with business parks and restaurants, but still with lots of trees and parks. Manhattan doesn't match that wide open feeling; a lot of boroughs feel like San Francisco neighborhoods but no way Apple would build a large building in the city (although the Apple stores are impressive). SF, although rapidly changing with new skyscrapers, is small compared to Manhatttan but still seems to busy for Apple's taste.

  • Browser Info Needed- Broader Slider Wanted

    10/02/2015 5:39:53 PM PDT · 19 of 31
    roadcat to Swordmaker
    You use two fingers on the mouse, mouse pad, or trackpad to scroll. . . solves the problem forever of having to try and click on the sliders. Any body else have suggestions?

    I use a bluetooth magic trackpad. Seems like forever I've been using two fingers on it to scroll, can't remember when I haven't. Use three fingers to select a block to copy or move. If you can't check your settings.

  • Second Apple "spaceship" to land in Sunnyvale — deal sealed with Landbank Investments (Slideshow)

    10/02/2015 10:35:17 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    roadcat to SamAdams76
    Would like to see them build a skyscraper here in NYC.

    Why? Is there a shortage of skyscrapers in NYC? Amazing city, but last time I visited somewhat overwhelming with the huge buildings and large crowds. Train stations are scary crowded. Out west, there is lots of open space unlike the northeast.

  • How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina

    10/01/2015 9:44:05 PM PDT · 25 of 29
    roadcat to Swordmaker
    What software companies could afford to pay "hundreds of millions" to each PC manufacturer to include their crap ware on their PCs????

    They can't! That's the problem with Windows PCs. Not much installed, so you have to pay an arm and a leg to buy useful software to add to the PC. Sure, you get some crap ware, but it's trial stuff that shortly expires requiring you to pay much to continue the license. On the other hand, an Apple Mac comes preloaded with tons of apps for the price of the Mac. That's one of the reasons my PCs aren't in use much anymore. I got tired of paying so much extra for software, in addition to annual licensing.

    As for my HP equipment, the quality is piss poor compared to what they built in the 1970s. I have several programmable HP RPN calculators from that time, still operational, the internals a thing of beauty with gold traces everywhere. The stuff they build now is crap. I got tired of multiple failures on my HP PCs. For instance, several failed HP Personal Media Drives. HP sucks.

  • How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina

    10/01/2015 7:13:23 PM PDT · 22 of 29
    roadcat to Swordmaker
    Initially, HP only offered the 20 and 40 GB 4th-generation iPods.

    I have a 30GB iPod from HP, probably bought it in 2005. Formatted it on my HP PC with Windows, and used it with iTunes on the PC. Still works great ten years later (the iPod, not the HP PC) holding thousands of tunes and photos. The only thing I changed was doing a battery swap, bought off eBay for a few bucks. Great value, indestructible.

  • Netanyahu glares at the UN

    10/01/2015 3:27:00 PM PDT · 4 of 13
    roadcat to DanielRedfoot
    The UN is the largest collection of walking human garbage aside from possibly an Al Sharpton March.

    Time to move the UN. How about placing it in North Korea or Iran, and let them fund it. The garbage can take care of the garbage. And stop using our tax dollars to keep it afloat. We need that money to clean out the muslim garbage coming here.

  • Apple invents ring-style wearable device with voice control, haptics, cameras and more

    10/01/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · 21 of 24
    roadcat to CaptainAmiigaf
    I see what people do to the rings on their fingers, bent, gouged, dented, covered by paint just for openers.

    Presumably people who can afford to wear hi-tech jewelry don't worry about damage, and will just buy replacements. One of my daughters makes and sells jewelry, including rings. She goes to great lengths to make them pretty, and hopes that people will treasure them and not subject rings to abuse. I dislike wearing any because of hard work with my hands, using machinery, solvents, paints etc. Just asking for damage to wear any hardware.

  • Oregon bakery refuses to pay damages to lesbian couple denied service

    10/01/2015 1:09:02 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    roadcat to BerniesFriend
    Don’t give those extortionists a damn penny!!!

    Absolutely correct! Crowdfunding money is there to help the bakers, not for the sex fakers. Every penny should go into fighting the lesbos with legal challenges, and to support the bakers in their fight. The lesbos can go suck carpets.

  • Let’s Not Move to Mars

    10/01/2015 12:55:28 PM PDT · 33 of 93
    roadcat to EveningStar
    Hard to take this author seriously. He writes of the difficulty obtaining oxygen while on Mars, dismissing the idea of living on Mars because of lack of oxygen. On the other hand, he writes:

    Nine months is a long time for any group of people to be traveling in a small, closed, packed spacecraft.

    Well, if a group of people survive nine months in a small spacecraft, then they have presumably solved the problem of obtaining breathable air. It should then be simpler to obtain breathable air while on Mars, what with all the raw resources available there. You can't carry enough oxygen on a spacecraft for a group of people for a nine month period; it must be created somehow.

  • Let’s Not Move to Mars

    10/01/2015 12:45:55 PM PDT · 28 of 93
    roadcat to EveningStar
    In the early years of the 20th century, zeppelins filled with flammable and explosive hydrogen were all the rage in Germany, a reckless infatuation that ended with the eruption and crash of the Hindenburg in 1937.

    It wasn't because Germany was infatuated with hydrogen gas. The U.S.A. had a monopoly on helium and withheld it from the Germans. Hitler was desperate and had no choice but to use hydrogen. The U.S.A. was ruthless about keeping strategic resources out of the hands of enemy states like Germany and Japan. Unlike our current "leader" who gives them away to enemy states.

  • Apple invents ring-style wearable device with voice control, haptics, cameras and more

    10/01/2015 12:38:19 PM PDT · 19 of 24
    roadcat to CaptainAmiigaf
    Does this Apple ring have provisions for re-sizing???? I bet NOT!!

    I bet you did not read the article before responding (which a lot of silly people seem to do):

    Apple mentions any number of different materials can be used to construct a viable chassis, from precious metals like gold or platinum to stretchable material like silicone.
    In some cases the body is segmented to allow for correct sizing.
    One embodiment allows for an electrically controlled actuator to automatically latch down on a user's finger, adjusting circumference based on data from embedded sensors.

  • Donald Trump: Some Muslims are a problem

    10/01/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · 35 of 37
    roadcat to SaraJohnson
    Trump sparked outrage when he didn’t correct the man for erroneously calling Obama a Muslim...

    Has Obama ever corrected Hillary, Pelosi or Reid for erroneously calling Republicans names or insults? (Crickets...) As Trump said, not his job to defend Obama. The real outrage is liberals being hypocrites and laughing about the lies they spread. Why, they act like Muslims, lying and making mayhem, then wanting others to be all politically correct and defend them. Crazy world! Muslims should all die and the world would be a more peaceful place. And liberals should just shut the heck up, then the world would be a saner place.

  • Philly Magazine editor apologizes for 'stupid' cover

    09/30/2015 7:05:47 PM PDT · 24 of 27
    roadcat to rabidralph
    . . . without moving to the 'burbs," was intended to be a parental reference for choosing a city school,

    Yup, the picture of white kids was intentional, not an oversight, so as not to alarm parents about the reality of city schools (60 percent non-white).

  • The American Lawn Needs to Die

    09/30/2015 3:03:23 PM PDT · 156 of 163
    roadcat to Obadiah
    For some reason, liberals are never satisfied until everybody is as slovenly and degraded as they are.

    I agree. I love my lawn. As does my neighbor on one side, his is well-manicured. As a matter of fact, he mows mine as well as his (always beats me to it, and says he's using the mower anyway on his). On the other side is a slovenly liberal who has a weed and gopher infested front yard. Most of the neighbors on the block keep up their homes. Not so with the liberal jerk. If he sees flowers growing on our border, he snips them and leaves the stems. His back yard is worse, a barren hole-infested wasteland. Nice lawns are good for the kids, and good for drawing smiles. Something lost on liberals, who are usually ugly with a temperament to match.

  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak proclaims Ahmed Mohamed a ‘modern day hero’

    09/29/2015 12:24:05 PM PDT · 27 of 70
    roadcat to massgopguy
    If the kid had taken the guts out of an iPhone and said he invented it. You’d be reading about the youngest plaintiff to be sued by Apple.

    Hey, that's what Samsung did!

    Regardless, Ahmed is following in Obama's footsteps, faking every so-called "accomplishment". And Wozniak got suckered by this faker.

  • Historic Carmel Mission Calls For Peace After Newly Sainted Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized

    09/28/2015 10:40:23 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    roadcat to nickcarraway
    This vandalism reeks of graffiti attacks on public infrastructure, simply idiotic and not going to change anything. Sort of like the ISIS muslims blowing up and destroying historical sites. These missions are historical treasures.

    I fondly remember visiting most of the California missions in field trips conducted by my school back in the early 1960s. And I went to public school! Lots of history to be learned by visiting these missions, created hundreds of years ago.

  • 'It Is Time You Realize This Is Not Acceptable:' Doctor Shares Story to Stop 'Islamophobia'

    09/28/2015 10:27:20 PM PDT · 16 of 60
    roadcat to nickcarraway

    I have no sympathy for this doctor and other muslims. When they stop torturing and slaughtering Christians and Jews by the thousands, and take pity on others, then I might give a d*mn. Until then, they can all just die.

  • 'Beyond Belief': Obama Moves to Close Last US Uranium Plant

    09/28/2015 10:22:29 PM PDT · 13 of 77
    roadcat to george76

    Obama’s welfare mentality. Give up on making stuff ourselves, so we’ll be dependent on other nations. He really truly believes “You didn’t build it!”, so why bother building anything. Dems love to give away stuff, like the Panama Canal (now run by China). So why shouldn’t Obama give away our tech edge? 2017 can’t come soon enough to get rid of this useless piece of crap president.

  • Donald Trump's wild claim: Unemployment is 42%

    09/28/2015 7:53:43 PM PDT · 52 of 94
    roadcat to proxy_user
    In college and grad school: about 20 million
    Housewives: about 20 million
    Retired, under 65: about 10 million
    In jail: about 2.5 million

    That "Housewives" needs to be updated to include "House husbands" who stay at home while the wife works. Quite a few of them, and acceptable to young people nowadays. (Not in my day, but things have changed.)

  • Minnesota court: BB gun is a ‘firearm’

    09/28/2015 5:13:37 PM PDT · 70 of 102
    roadcat to Carthego delenda est
    A CO2 powered pistol BB gun with an effective range of 350 yards???

    I want one too! I have a Daisy 990 dual-power rifle, can use CO2 or pump it manually. The more I pump it beyond the regular 8 to 10 pumps gives me greater range. But no way would I get 350 yards! It can be deadly at close range if mishandled, I've put BBs through several boards and sheetrock which is thicker than my skull. But it ain't a firearm.

  • Minnesota court: BB gun is a ‘firearm’

    09/28/2015 5:05:06 PM PDT · 68 of 102
    roadcat to polymuser
    Then we must control pea shooters, dart blowers, marshmallow guns, potato guns, pumpkin chuckers and Nerf guns.

    Red office staplers. (Office worker fiercely protected his red staple gun in "Office Space"; soon to be controlled.)

  • How to watch a total eclipse of the moon (Tonight's Blood Moon, and in a few minutes, it starts )

    09/27/2015 9:14:27 PM PDT · 145 of 166
    roadcat to MeshugeMikey
    I think a lot of the fascination is that people are actually actively looking at something...that is being shared around the world.

    That's a thought I missed. Usually I skip these things because it's usually obscured by clouds, fog or rain. We got lucky this time with clear skies. My wife told me to go look. My cats were having fun outside, I think the eclipse made them crazier than usual. Nearly tripped because they untie my shoe laces while I looked skyward. Neighbor was telling his kids to enjoy it now, because the next time he'll be an old man. Shoot, I might not be around, so I'm glad I caught this eclipse instead of regrets of missing it afterwards. Seeing it puts the insignificance of us mere humans in perspective.

  • How to watch a total eclipse of the moon (Tonight's Blood Moon, and in a few minutes, it starts )

    09/27/2015 8:47:20 PM PDT · 141 of 166
    roadcat to MeshugeMikey
    the moon is no where to be seen here on the coast north of san francisco...

    I'm in South SF, been watching it for the last hour. Crystal clear sky, unusual around here during celestial sky events. Started low on the horizon but around 8:15 pm PST was viewable at a high enough angle while still a bloody red.

  • Obama wants 1 million Americans learning Chinese by 2020

    09/26/2015 8:49:26 PM PDT · 35 of 96
    roadcat to traumer
    President Obama announced a new initiative Friday aimed at having 1 million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin Chinese over the next five years.

    Can we start with Obama's kids in the ghettos? At least then they'll speak an understandable language.

  • Donald Trump says the media underestimates his crowds — and him

    09/26/2015 12:18:35 PM PDT · 9 of 35
    roadcat to RoosterRedux
    "... The news media on TV has been real bad and hasn't been fair and has made stuff up -- and it's not fair and it's not okay."

    This is why Trump is popular, because people see through the crap that passes for journalism and are making up their own minds. Is Trump flawed? Yes, as are all the candidates in different ways. However, I'll vote for the man who demonstrates he's a man and fights for us, versus a crybaby who refuses to fight while giving way to political correctness run amok. The news media on TV no longer has a monopoly to brainwash everyone, because of the Internet and other sources of news. Keep hammering away, Trump!

  • Students on Ahmed's Clock: Dude, That Looks Like A Bomb

    09/25/2015 11:13:45 PM PDT · 5 of 19
    roadcat to TigerClaws
    It's the cop letting the guy beat him up out of fear of defending himself all over again.

    The little terrorist kept saying it's only a clock, after terrorizing his English class and teacher. That's like a guy holding up a store scaring the crap out of everyone, then after arrest saying he didn't do anything wrong because it's a toy gun.

  • Chinese buy $5.3 billion in Iowa soybeans

    09/25/2015 11:06:55 PM PDT · 28 of 71
    roadcat to Red Steel

    Except for Kikkoman soy sauce, made in Japan for 500 years (company families go back to 1603). It’s so good that Chinese buy it from Japan. And Japan produces it not only in Japan, but in China, USA and Europe. So some of those soybeans will make it into soy sauce made in China, but owned by Japan. Number one soy sauce in America (I’ve used it on everything since the 1950s.)

  • German Reporter Reveals ISIS Plans 'Nuclear Tsunami'

    09/25/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · 41 of 47
    roadcat to Brooklyn Attitude
    WTH is a “nuclear tsunami” and how does it differ from a regular nuclear attack?

    I don't know the answer. But I think they'll attack with a HEMP bomb in conjunction with a few dirty bombs. A HEMP bomb is a high altitude EMP nuke. ISIS has the technology to detonate it over our country. And with our porous borders, the components may already be here. Just the means of getting it high altitude is an unknown, perhaps by balloon, or a rocket. Our enemies have designed mobile rocket platforms built into shipping containers, and few shipping containers are checked coming into our country. The HEMP would knock us on our backs, technology-wise, spreading chaos. The followup would be setting off dirty nukes to further disorganize us. Mass death would follow. I hope this doesn't happen, but if it does and I survive I'll do my best to get revenge on the invaders.

  • Trump disputes pope on climate change

    09/25/2015 1:41:12 PM PDT · 18 of 33
    roadcat to Socon-Econ
    I would pose the questions this way: (1) Is there global warming; (2) if so, are humans responsible; (3) if so, would the warming help or hurt us; and (4) if it would hurt us, would the economic cost of eliminating it hurt us more?

    You need to add a 5th question:

    (5) Why are all the economic costs of trying to change "global warming" being foisted on us when the Chinese are the ones causing most of the pollution that supposedly causes "global warming"? Wouldn't it be better to make the Chinese clean up their polluters first?

  • California Lake Mysterious Runs Dry Overnight, Killing Thousands Of Fish

    09/25/2015 1:30:55 PM PDT · 7 of 82
    roadcat to Red Badger

    It’s been so hot that the fish were extra thirsty and drank it all up!

  • Russia Wants Texas and Puerto Rico to Secede

    09/24/2015 8:23:46 PM PDT · 5 of 23
    roadcat to 2ndDivisionVet

    Any separatists there representing Washington D.C.? If they were to secede from the U.S.A., most of our problems would go away.

  • Official: North America is COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

    09/24/2015 7:42:02 PM PDT · 36 of 43
    roadcat to taxcontrol
    Not really that big of a deal.
    Simply offer non carrier companies a couple of blocks of v6 address space in exchange for a class A space.

    Excellent point. I was also thinking about those older companies holding big blocks of addresses, many of which they won't use. As you say, IBM holds all of the 9 network ( Just like large landowners can subdivide their property and sell off portions, these large subnet holders can subdivide their addresses. Most people think of masks to derive their subnet, rather than for these old companies. A quarter century ago I set up routers and thought there were plenty of addresses; back then there were.

  • Trump: I'm so tired of this politically correct crap

    09/24/2015 11:23:10 AM PDT · 76 of 101
    roadcat to Lizavetta
    Political correctness is nothing more than censorship dressed up as good manners. In other words, don’t say what we don’t want you to say.

    That's part of the definition. Then there's the part of flipping meanings to say the opposite of what something is. And forcing you to accept it. As in Pro-Life advocates being called Anti-Abortion, while the others are called Pro-Choice and not called Pro-Abortion. The naming political correctness is so screwed up.

  • Clock Made by Muslim Boy All Part of a Hoax?

    09/24/2015 11:00:12 AM PDT · 58 of 59
    roadcat to Heartlander

    That’s no flashlight, it’s an alarm clock. That’ll definitely wake up the English class! But that’s probably beyond the skillset of little Ahmed. He would use his pencil box.

  • Clock Made by Muslim Boy All Part of a Hoax?

    09/24/2015 8:45:14 AM PDT · 38 of 59
    roadcat to drunknsage
    Why the hell would be plug it in during class after being specifically told not to.

    Because he got no thrill from the first few teachers he showed it to. So he plugged it in at his English class, set the alarm, and alarmed the entire class when it went off during class. That teacher being alarmed brought it to the attention of others. It definitely was an attempt to create mayhem and was a terrorist act.

  • Clock Made by Muslim Boy All Part of a Hoax?

    09/24/2015 8:40:40 AM PDT · 36 of 59
    roadcat to mastertex
    I once built a radio out of a potato but no ownw cared at all....I wonder if the Kid can do that..???

    Shhh! Be quiet about that, lest libs give tax incentives towards potato powered cars and such. Myself, I've used lemons, you get more electricity juice from them.

  • Clock Made by Muslim Boy All Part of a Hoax?

    09/24/2015 8:36:21 AM PDT · 33 of 59
    roadcat to rey
    Now this kid knows how to build a clock/watch:

    Wow, now that is a kid who invented a real clock/watch! I'm impressed, as I've built small 3D enclosures (for key fobs and remotes) and it's really hard to do right. Plus this kid did his own programming via Arduino, and he is only eight. But no invite to the White Hut, unlike to the little terrorist who built a simulated bomb enclosure.

  • Clock Made by Muslim Boy All Part of a Hoax?

    09/24/2015 8:28:22 AM PDT · 29 of 59
    roadcat to dp0622
    How much free stuff are they giving to kids of injured vets?

    It made me sick seeing a news picture of the little terrorist surrounded by new toys and gadgets showered on him, by PC liberal idiots who coddle muslims.

    Meanwhile, as you infer, injured vets and their kids get nothing, not even a minute of attention from Hussein Obama.

  • Fox News: We pulled the plug on Trump before he declared that he was boycotting us; Trump responds

    09/23/2015 5:19:19 PM PDT · 9 of 134
    roadcat to SeekAndFind
    He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

    And Fox "journalists" don't seem to grasp that they are supposed to report the news, not try to invent it and cram it down our throats.

  • The Great Deflation Will Destroy All Bubbles – These Too

    09/23/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    roadcat to L,TOWM
    The best term I have seen for it is “screwflation”.

    That's a great name for it! We're getting screwed left and right. In our community there are news articles about wanting to raise the sales taxes, always "for the good of the community". We're sick of high taxes and fees. They want to push it well over 10 percent. When I was a kid, sales taxes were about 4 percent. Screwflation takes a higher and higher portion of our incomes at a greater pace than our ability to keep up, and it's never enough so they'll take more. Why the heck do we have to be gouged leaving less and less of our money in our pockets? I blame politicians and government of all types, they're all thieves who need to be spat on and pummeled. If government didn't tax so much then others wouldn't demand so much for services.

  • Family: Ahmed withdraws from Irving ISD, eyes trips to United Nations and Mecca

    09/22/2015 7:33:00 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    roadcat to TigerClaws
    “When we come back, we’ll visit President Obama.”

    So he might go to Mecca, and then visit Obummer. Maybe with his next "invention", a clock wired into a bulky vest. But relax, it's only a science experiment.

  • Police, Teachers Get DEATH THREATS After Muslim Student Is Arrested for Suspicious Suitcase Clock

    09/22/2015 7:19:26 PM PDT · 48 of 53
    roadcat to wrench
    Your car ignition can put out 50,000 volts, and I can’t recall anyone being killed by that.

    I came close to it. When I was a teen, a friend asked me to hotwire his car. Several ways to do it, either under the dash or at the engine compartment. I got a good-sized jolt crossing a couple wires at the coil, and burned a slot into my finger. He took me to the emergency room at a nearby hospital and got suspicious glances when explaining how it happened. You do something like that only once, if you survive! In thinking about it, some people only get to do it once...

  • Police, Teachers Get DEATH THREATS After Muslim Student Is Arrested for Suspicious Suitcase Clock

    09/22/2015 7:09:16 PM PDT · 46 of 53
    roadcat to DarthFuzball

    Okay, so they call it a pencil box because it’s sold as one; thanks for the update. First time I’ve seen one, it’s been decades since I used a pencil box. The ones I had were simple plastic holding only a few pencils and pens, and had a sliding cover that doubled as a ruler, as well as a built-in sharpener. (Still looks like a bomb case...)