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  • New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners

    03/20/2013 9:06:13 PM PDT · 31 of 42
    Road Glide to bunkerhill7

    “False premise:
    Guns are not illegal.”

    You’d be wrong on that, if you find yourself in NY state.

    If I’m not mistaken, New Yorkers who own AR-15 type rifles are required by law to register such rifles with the state after the new law takes effect.

    Failure to register (a previously legal) weapon of that type will become a felony.

    Ownership of an UNregistered AR weapon is becoming ILLEGAL in NY state.

    Sooner or later, someone is going to rat on an owner of such weapons, even if the gun owner is otherwise law-abiding. It’s just a matter of time.

    Will an accused “AR gun owner” choose to flee NY state, and escape to a “new-free”, gun-friendly state? What will happen then?
    See this post for my predictions:
    http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2997788/posts?page=6#6

  • New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners

    03/20/2013 8:59:43 PM PDT · 29 of 42
    Road Glide to ought-six; Eye of Unk

    [[ “Mark my words, the storm clouds are descending.”
    Sure looks that way. ]]

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2997788/posts?page=6#6

  • Dem Senators Vote to Keep WH Tours Closed

    03/20/2013 8:57:06 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    Road Glide to Nachum

    Frankly, who cares?

    Honestly — how many Freepers are going to want to visit Obama’s White House?

    Speak up, or forever hold your peace...

  • Colo. Corrections Dept. chief shot, killed at home (irony warning)

    03/20/2013 8:48:36 PM PDT · 44 of 53
    Road Glide to Windflier

    “Anyone seen Henry Bowman lately?”

    ...or Ranya Bardiwell ? (apologies to Travis...)

  • A jumbo blunder (The autopsy)

    03/20/2013 8:39:25 PM PDT · 9 of 18
    Road Glide to MasterGunner01

    “If the NY Post gets it, and they’re no fans of Republicans”

    Where have you been?

    The NY Post has been the [editorially] conservative paper in New York since the 1990’s...

  • Unreal!… Illegal Immigrants Make Commercial Demanding Free Healthcare (Video)

    03/20/2013 8:35:16 PM PDT · 21 of 41
    Road Glide to oldenuff2no

    “We simply can not afford this. If they push it through we will be paying taxes to another state very soon. I’m all but done right now.”

    You’re from California, I take it?

    All but done? They haven’t even _started_ with you yet !!

    Get out while you can...

  • Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.

    03/20/2013 8:31:04 PM PDT · 7 of 38
    Road Glide to Red Steel

    “Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.”

    He’ll probably be re-elected.
    Easily...

  • Vanity. Need computer advice.

    03/19/2013 6:36:18 PM PDT · 63 of 65
    Road Glide to saminfl

    “I compared prices of what I wanted in a PC and then compared it to MAC. They were close enough that I went back on my statment and bought a MACBook Pro. I am apprehensive.”

    You’ll do fine. Some random stuff follows.

    Good websites to know about:
    macintouch.com
    macrumors.com (they have a good user forum)

    You can connect an external monitor easily if you wish. You just need a “MiniDisplayPort-to-(whatever connection your display has)” cable.

    STRONG RECOMMENDATION:
    DO NOT use the “Time Machine” backup software.
    Use “CarbonCopyCloner” instead, from bombich.com
    I suggest buying a USB3/SATA “docking station”. Then put any ol’ SATA drive you have laying around in it, and use CCC to create a “clone” of the internal drive (it’s also bootable).

    For an MS-Office “equivalent”, you want something called “LibreOffice”, which is open-source and free:
    http://www.libreoffice.org/download
    (It’s a torrent, search for “UTorrent” or “Transmission” to download it)

    The MS Office 2011 suite is also usable, but not free.

    You will hear about “Boot Camp” for installing Windows on the Mac. I would suggest that you avoid this unless there is no other solution for you. I use VMWare “Fusion” when necessary to run Windows stuff (in emulation).

    Did you get a MacBook with a built-in DVD/CD drive? If not, you can use any “generic” DVD/CD drive out there, you aren’t limited to the Apple Superdrive.

    Be careful about USB3 hubs — not all work properly with the Mac. I’d suggest you visit amazon.com and check around. Pay particular attention to the user reviews — see if folks mention whether the item in question works well with their Macs.

    If you need to install more RAM or want to change the internal hard drive, MAKE SURE you get the RIGHT SIZE screwdriver for the screws on the back. Some folks have stripped the screws trying to use the wrong size drive to open it up. If you need to open it, be sure to visit “ifixit.com” first — good tutorials and illustrations.

    For the web, might help to have FireFox around as well as Safari.
    If you visit the newsgroups, get Thunderbird.

    To manage cookies in Safari, you can use the “Safari Cookies” extension.

    To keep an eye on your battery, use “Coconut Battery”.

    There are good books out there for “switchers”. David Pogue has written some.

    If iTunes is confusing, try something called “Cog”.
    I never cared for iPhoto. There are alternatives available.

    If your email is still “POP” (instead of “IMAP”), you have to “trick” the Mail.app into creating the proper account. Mail wants to create an IMAP type account by default.

    If the scrolling direction “seems wrong” to you, go to the trackpad preferences panel, and UNcheck the choice for “natural” scrolling. Then it scrolls “the old way”.

    You may not be able to view “avi” files by default. QuickTime player may require some addiitional software. To play wma videos, try “Flip Player”.

    You can set some additional preferences in Mountain Lion using an app called “Mountain Tweaks” — very useful.

    For drive/system maintenance, get ahold of “Onyx”.
    Remember to repair permissions now and then using Disk Utility.

    That’ll get you going….

  • Vanity. Need computer advice.

    03/19/2013 10:17:00 AM PDT · 41 of 65
    Road Glide to saminfl

    “I refuse to buy a MAC as I can afford 3 or 4 PCs for the price of one MAC. I am not fond of Apple as I think they are an arrogant company. You have to buy their 2 year warranty program to speak to them after 90 days from purchase. I have an IPAD and an IPhone and neither thrills me. My wife loves the IPAD.”

    Think just a bit about what you wrote above.

    You already have an iPad that the wife “loves”. Ask her what she loves about it. Listen closely. Ask her next if she would like a computer that works similarly. What is her reply?

    You may not be “thrilled” by the iPad or iPhone, but do they work reliably?
    By contrast, you wrote above that “I absolutely hate the Vista machine. It is slow and even slower when running multiple pages. I have run every correction and restoration program available on it and I still hate using it.”

    STOP regarding Apple as “an arrogant company”. We all know that they are. One can be a conservative, and be philosophically opposed to “Apple corporate policies”, but the proof is in the pudding, or more correctly, the product. The Mac is quite a nice machine — just ignore the poltiics, and you’ll be fine. Even Mr. Limbaugh does that.

    You don’t have to buy a “2 year warranty” from Apple. You get a 1-year warranty with a new (or refurbished) Apple product, and you can add an additional two years of AppleCare if you wish. I have never bought AppleCare, and I’ve been a Mac user since 1987 and have done just fine.

    A new Mac need not cost the price of “3 or 4 PCs”. I would suggest you investigate the Mac “Mini” line, with an eye on the 2.6ghz i7 model. You can get this for about $755 if you shop in the right places (I know where those places are). I have one myself and it replaced a 9-year-old PowerMac g4 “tower” and runs quieter, faster, more reliably. The Mini has been one of Apple’s most reliable products, it would probably be a waste of $$$ to get AppleCare for it.

    If you got a Mac Mini, you can continue to use your existing monitor (don’t have to buy another unless you wish to). You can also use your USB mouse and USB keyboard if you wish — no need to buy Apple products. In fact I recommend that you DO NOT buy either an Apple keyboard or mouse (or the Thunderbolt display, FAR too much $$$). Apple hasn’t made a good mouse or keyboard since the introduction of USB — buy those elsewhere.

    Also — DO NOT pay Apple’s price for additional RAM — buy and add it yourself. Your best bet is to get the “base configuration”. (1tb hdd and 4gb RAM). You could always add an external bootable SSD later on, using an external USB3 enclosure (VERY fast on the Mac if you know what to buy).

    You mentioned Linux. Is this not a variant of UNIX? You should understand that what “Mac OS X” -is-, is essentially UNIX with a “Mac face overlaid on it”. In fact, if the command line is your preference, you can still open Terminal and type in UNIX commands. But normally, you don’t have to do this — the Mac OS takes care of all this for you.

    If you’re that frustrated by the variations of Windows, I suggest you “put the politics into the pocket”, and perhaps give the Mac a try. Again, I suggest you look carefully at the Mac Mini line. You can get the i5 Mini for a couple of hundred less, but I suggest you spend $200 more and get the i7 version.

    For a source, consider “portableone.com” (if you’re outside of California). Fast free shipping, no tax levied. I ordered on Wednesday (from other side of country), shipped Thursday, out for delivery on Friday….

  • Rand Paul to back path to citizenship for illegal aliens

    03/19/2013 9:10:43 AM PDT · 75 of 85
    Road Glide to basil

    “They’re here and they’re not going away…”

    Conservatism is about reality — and you, my FRiend, see reality as it is.
    The game is up. There is no turning back now.

    Is that all there is?

    Do you remember that old song that was a hit for Peggy Lee decades ago?
    “Is that all there is?
    Is that all there is?
    Well, if that’s all there is,
    Let’s keep dancing...
    Let’s break out the booze and have a ball
    If that’s all...”

    I’ve come to the conclusion that there is almost nothing left that can be done to save ourselves from the “Immigration Bomb”. Time is running out. We are fast approaching the threshhold of “is that all there is?”, and, as it will follow, the reality of “if that’s all”...

    Any talk of actually sending back the millions already here is met with guffaws and opprobrium. Who’s going to send back 20 million? Or 5 million? Or even 500,000 of them? Yet each and EVERY new arrival is (to paraphrase James Q. Wilson) “one more broken window” to our notion (and nation) of borders, citizenship, and European-American culture. And each and every new arrival sends a signal to the millions more waiting to come in, “you can get away with it, so, go for it!”

    For the record, I’m for sending back every illegal that can be identified and proven as such. Every one. If that means I have to pay more taxes to be rid of them, so be it. I (and you) are certainly going to be paying far more to support them for the rest of their lives here (and the lives of their descendants).

    Any talk of building a security barrier to protect our Southern Border from the illegal onslaught is also met with guffaws. No one in this forum can doubt the effectiveness of the Israeli security fence as to protecting their own borders against the infiltration of Palestinian terrorists. If a security fence around [nearly] the entire country of Israel can protect them against intrusion of malevolent invaders, why wouldn’t a security barrier on our southern border protect _us_?

    For the record, I advocated building a wall from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico ‘way back in the early 90’s, before Pat Buchanan (or anyone else) was even considering such notions. Decades ago I was at the Berlin wall (when it was in existence), seen it from _both_ sides, passed through Checkpoint Charlie in U.S. military uniform. For the purposes it was intended, the Berlin Wall worked. It provided a well-defined point of demarcation and kept those on one side _out_ of the other.

    The lie that the border cannot be sealed against unwanted intruders and properly policed was laid to rest years ago by the few hundred “Minutemen” patrolling in Arizona - for even in their small numbers, they seemed to produce a surprising effect!

    But real deportations en masse aren’t going to happen (I know that).
    And a security barrier isn’t going to be built (I know that too).
    Amnesty is going to happen. I know it.
    And so does everyone reading this posting.

    So what’s left to be done?
    Well, if you stop to think about it.... nothing.

    Because nothing else can effectively keep the hordes of illegals from pouring across the borders. We won’t stop them from coming in, and once here, we won’t send them back. We’ll even guarantee them benefits equal to - or better than - what actual American _citizens_ can receive.

    Thus, “is that all there is?”

    So, better get used to it. Since neither political party will ever be willing to take the hard steps to STOP the illegal invasion, you might as well fill your glass with whatever you like, hoist it high, and drink a hearty toast our fading civilization.

    Because as the song says, “that’s all”....

  • Rand Paul's immigration speech

    03/19/2013 8:57:36 AM PDT · 56 of 117
    Road Glide to Perdogg

    They don’t call it “the Reconquista” for nuthin’ !!

  • Was Iraq Worth It?

    03/19/2013 8:50:10 AM PDT · 39 of 62
    Road Glide to Kaslin

    The second Iraq war wouldn’t have been necessary if we had finished the first one back during the first Bush presidency.

    It was no less than Colin Powell who put the kibosh on that one. Norman Schwarzkopf wanted to keep going, perhaps all the way to Baghdad, but Powell argued to President G.H.W. Bush that they stop prematurely. Schwarzkopf later commented that Powell “had no stomach” for war.

    After the World Trade Center attack, Bush II probably reckoned he had to do _something_ as a show of force against “terrorism”, and Afghanistan wasn’t going to be “enough”. So, we got “Iraq II”.

    I foresaw years ago that toppling both regimes would really gain little in the true struggle in which we are engaged. It should be obvious now that our efforts there were little more than wasted, particularly in Afghanistan (which will be back under taliban control before too long). All they had to do was “wait us out” until we just got tired of being there.

    The problem with the struggle with islam is that we are not involved in a war with any existing national “government”, per se. Our struggle is with _something else_. Most here know what the “something else” actually is. Most leaders of The West are desparate to deny this truth.

    Also, removing any particular individual (or more than one) from power will do little to change things — because the actual leader of the forces against which we are aligned has been dead for 1,400 years. Yet he still controls more than a billion of his “soldiers” through his “operational field manual” — the quran.

    This is why the other side is winning.
    It’s also why it will continue to win, so long as The West refuses to confront the realities before us….

  • CHINA IS ENGINEERING GENIUS BABIES

    03/19/2013 8:35:55 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    Road Glide to Iron Munro

    After all the nonsense posts, it’s good to see someone who gets it.

    The Chinese understand what The Bell Curve is — and they are attempting to shift it just a bit in their favor.

    My prediction is that they’ll succeed. And that we will continue to “go the other way”...

  • Hasta La Vista Assault Weapons Ban (Feinstein Bill Shot Down)

    03/19/2013 8:19:49 AM PDT · 55 of 91
    Road Glide to PJ-Comix

    “The AWB could be offered up as an amendment...”

    Be wary of this.

    Remember something called the “Hughes amendment” back in 1968. I believe John Ross mentions this in his book, “Unintended Consequences”.

    Tacked on at the last minute, overlooked, but with serious long-term ramifications....

  • G&A Ranks the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013

    03/18/2013 8:28:31 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    Road Glide to SandRat

    “Arizona per The Guns & Ammo Network is nomber 1.”

    Actually, it tied with Vermont (both scored 49 out of 50 possible points).

    Amazing that two states, so different, could be so equally-ranked.

    Actually when all is said and done, after the country has collapsed, I sense the folks ‘way up in VT have a better chance to survive the hard times than do folks in most other states. There’s a reason for that.

  • RNC report: GOP ‘must embrace’ and ‘champion’ immigration reform (The GOP is finished!)

    03/18/2013 8:18:49 PM PDT · 96 of 100
    Road Glide to Road Glide

    In post 94,
    “next-to-no change” should read...
    “next-to-no-chance”.

  • RNC report: GOP ‘must embrace’ and ‘champion’ immigration reform (The GOP is finished!)

    03/18/2013 8:03:03 PM PDT · 94 of 100
    Road Glide to forgotten man

    “Romney lost because millions of “old white guys” like us stayed home on election day.”

    Well, that’s part of it. But the sad truth is, each year there’s more and more of the “old white guys” who are simply dying off, or who have become too old and feeble to care about getting to the polls any longer.

    There are sizable areas of the country where the Pubbies have simply become outnumbered, and where they have next-to-no change of regaining political influence again. In reality, the Republicans have now shrunk to a “regional party”, and if they’re going to survive and have -any- power on a national level, they’re going to have to fight like heck for those areas where they can still win.

    This CANNOT be accomplished by appealling to blacks, Hispanics, or even Asians. It’s just not going to work. The only option Republicans have is to increase their vote in the one demographic group that’s consistently supported them. We all know which group that is.

    (As an aside, this old white guy DID go to the polls. Lot of good that did in my state (CT). I’ve about had enough in my time, however. Come 2016, neither Jeb Bush or Chris Christie will get my vote. I’ve made up my mind on that, and I ain’t changin’ it back.)

  • CPAC: Pat Caddell eviscerates Republican consultants and the GOPe

    03/18/2013 7:46:52 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    Road Glide to xzins

    “Caddell predicted that the Republican Party, unless it became the anti-establishment, anti-Washington party, would become extinct, like the 19th century Whig Party…”

    That will never happen.

    There will never arise another, “third”, party.

    So many folks right here on FR have told us so.

    But… wait a moment…

    What if the _Republicans_ succeed (as they are certainly trying) in marginalizing themselves downward into becoming “the third party”.

    What then…?

  • GOP Roadmap Calls for Immigration Reform

    03/18/2013 8:52:25 AM PDT · 24 of 34
    Road Glide to vmivol00

    “GOP Roadmap calls for immigration reform....”

    Republicans — the incredible shrinking party!

    How long before they completely disappear ?????

  • I stood my ground (How one man stood up to the jack booted thugs in NJ.....it's coming)

    03/17/2013 5:13:11 PM PDT · 69 of 81
    Road Glide to AlaskaErik

    “I think I would opt for living in a free state.”

    Interesting that you used that nomenclature, “free state”.

    Perhaps you’d be interested in this post I just put up today:
    http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2997788/posts?page=6#6

  • Why amnesty for illegal aliens MUST be stopped

    03/17/2013 4:41:53 PM PDT · 21 of 47
    Road Glide to Logical me

    “I’m getting real tired of these so called idiots that did not understand Rubio’s plan. Got a better one????”

    Yep, I got a better one.

    - Illegals here can NEVER attain citizenship. NEVER.
    - Illegals here _can_ remain as “permanent alien workers” if they have clean legal records (other than the fact that they entered the country illegally).
    - Illegals here who are permanent alien workers can qualify Social Security _IF_ they meet the same eligibility requirements as citizens.
    - Permanent alien workers (as non-citizens will NEVER be allowed to register and vote).
    MOST IMPORTANTLY:
    - Permanent alien workers have NO RIGHT to “chain migration” of relatives. Only legal immigrants (entered USA legally from the outset) will have that opportunity (I would prefer it be abolished for legal immigrants as well).

    How’s that?

  • Why amnesty for illegal aliens MUST be stopped

    03/17/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT · 18 of 47
    Road Glide to AuntB

    “But they’re dead wrong. The GOP will perish if it adopts their proposals, NOT if it rejects amnesty. That’s because most Hispanics are natural liberals, and giving amnesty (under whatever name) to 12-20 million illegal immigrants from the Third World will create 12-20 million new Democrat voters.”

    A substantial percentage of the members of this forum probably still hope in their hearts (if not believe outright) that if the GOP agrees to amnesty, we’ll get more Hispanic votes.

    It’s hopeless, Jim….
    (apologies to Dr. McCoy)

  • Growing Number Of States Eye Bills To Defy Federal Gun Laws

    03/17/2013 11:47:44 AM PDT · 6 of 14
    Road Glide to Nachum

    Several nights ago, I woke with a vision. I took off the tin foil sleeping cap I normally wear, and started thinking.

    Most here know that back before the [first] Civil War, there was passed something called the “Fugitive Slave Act” that could be used to force the return of slaves from the “free states” to the “slave states”.

    And in 1857, there was a famous Supreme Court case — the Dred Scott decision, in which Scott, a fugitive slave, was declared to have no rights under the Constitution [at least equal to those afforded to ordinary free citizens], and was to be returned to his owner.

    We know how the Dred Scott decision became one of the final “fuses” that triggered secession and what followed.

    Told you that to tell you this:

    Just as we saw the nation “divide” once before, we are again seeing a new “great divide” __ with one of the most important issues being the Second Amendment. We are seeing some states — the blue, “new-slave” states — rush to abrogate the Second Amendment rights of those within. Most recent examples are New York and now Colorado. In at least some states, what was previously legal will become quite illegal. Perhaps some states will creep towards confiscation, certainly registration (in the sense that all AR-15 owners in NY state will now be required to either register or turn in their weapons).

    On the other hand, we have “the free states” — the red states in which gun ownership (along with other traditional values) remain revered and protected. We’re even seeing moves in some states that would seek to nullify any new federal laws that attack the Second Amendment — which is what the original article about is all about.

    At some point, we’re going to see an accused gun-law violater in a “new-slave” state flee across state lines into a “free state”, perhaps after an arrest and release on bail. That this will eventually happen is almost a certainty.

    What will the “free state” law officials do then? Will they return the “fugitive gun owner”? Or, will they take him in and protect him, as they would do with their own citizens, perhaps offer him “sanctuary” against the unconstitutional laws of the “new slave” state that is trying to persecute him?

    I foresee at least one or two legal challenges here.

    But let me continue further:
    If the Republicans lose the House in 2014, giving the democrats full control of the federal government, and if we continue to see fugitive gun owners crossing state lines to escape prosecution and persecution in the new-slave states, I expect that there will be a move in Congress to pass something called a “Fugitive Gun Owner Act”. This will mandate that the free states return all “fugitive gun owners” to their states of origin, so that they may be prosecuted under their home-state’s laws.

    When this happens, I expect to see at least one fugitive gun owner raise a constitutional challenge — just as Dred Scott did back in 1857.

    And I predict that the decision the Supreme Court hands down will become as monumental in our century, as was the Scott decision in his.

    Perhaps I should put my tin foil hat back on, and go back to sleep...

  • Apple releases OSX.8.3

    03/15/2013 8:36:24 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    Road Glide to Swordmaker

    “I haven’t a clue. . .”

    You can check this by clicking “About this Mac” under the Apple menu.

    In the window that opens, click “more info...”

    Towards the bottom, it will say “Software OS X 10.8.3 (xxxx).

    The xxxx is the build number.

  • G&A Ranks the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013

    03/15/2013 8:10:38 PM PDT · 44 of 49
    Road Glide to LibWhacker

    Two nights ago, I awoke with a vision. I took off my tin foil sleeping cap, and started thinking.

    Most here know that back before the [first] Civil War, there was passed something called the “Fugitive Slave Act” that could be used to force the return of slaves from the “free states” to the “slave states”.

    And in 1857, there was a famous Supreme Court case — the Dred Scott decision, in which Scott, a fugitive slave, was declared to have no rights under the Constitution [as were afforded to ordinary non-slave citizens], and was to be returned to his owner.

    We know how the Dred Scott decision became one of the final “fuses” that triggered secession and what followed.

    Told you that to tell you this:

    Just as we saw the nation “divide” once before, we are again seeing a new divide. Of course, one of the most important issues is the Second Amendment. We are seeing some states — the blue, “new-slave” states — rush to abrogate the Second Amendment rights of those within. Most recent examples are New York and now Colorado. In at least some states, what was previously legal will become quite illegal. Perhaps some states will creep towards confiscation, certainly registration (in the sense that all AR-15 owners in NY state will now be required to either register or turn in their weapons).

    On the other hand, we have “the free states” — the red states in which gun ownership (along with other traditional values) remain revered and protected. We’re even seeing moves in some states that would seek to nullify any new federal laws that attack the Second Amendment.

    Well….
    At some point, we are going to see an accused gun-law violater in a “new-slave” state flee across state lines into a “free state”, perhaps after an arrest and release on bail. This is almost certainly going to happen.

    What will the “free state” law officials do then? Will they return the “fugitive gun owner”? Or, will they take him in and protect him, as they would do with their own citizens, maybe offer him “sanctuary” against the unconsitutional laws of the “new slave” state that is trying to persecute him?

    I foresee at least one or two legal contests here.

    But let me continue further:
    If the Republicans lose the House in 2014, giving the democrats full control of the federal government, and if we continue to see “fugitive gun owners” crossing state lines to escape prosecution and persecution in the new-slave states, I expect that there will be a move in Congress to pass something called a “Fugitive Gun Owner Act”. This will mandate that the free states return all “fugitive gun owners” to their states of origin, so that they may be prosecuted under their home-state’s laws.

    When this happens, I expect to see at least one fugitive gun owner raise a constitutional challenge — just as Dred Scott did back in 1857.

    And I predict that the decision the Supreme Court hands down will become as monumental in our century, as was the Scott decision in his.

    Should I put my tin foil hat back on, and go back to sleep?

  • Apple releases OSX.8.3

    03/15/2013 7:40:36 PM PDT · 3 of 12
    Road Glide to Swordmaker

    Been using the developer preview for a while, no problems.

    Question for anyone who has upgraded via the app store:
    What is the full build number for the “official issue” of 10.8.3 ?

    Is it 12D78 ??

  • CPAC 2013: Donald Trump: Immigration reform is a ‘suicide mission’ for GOP

    03/15/2013 5:42:39 PM PDT · 28 of 54
    Road Glide to rcrngroup

    “I think Civil War II is the only way we will ever be able to legitimately reclaim our country, according to the way it is laid out Declaration of Independence when it has now become necessary to “alter or abolish it and to institute new government”.”

    I agree with you, but you realize that after a CWII, that not all “the country” would be “reclaimed”?

    That, after either an armed conflict or a peaceable separation, there will be at least two, and probably several more, “countries” in the territory that formerly comprised The United States?

    Even after such a conflict, there are some areas of the country that won’t be comin’ back...

  • Entire 1st Shift of COLT shows up in Hartford CT Capitol (450+ employees)

    03/15/2013 3:26:24 PM PDT · 44 of 48
    Road Glide to ridesthemiles

    “If this continues, I hope that Colt moves to Alabama or whatever.
    These jobs and the money they hurn thru the community need to make an impact.
    How many workers will go along? Their choice.”

    Rode with a friend today up to Springfield (Mass) to pick up his son at school. We had originally planned to visit the Smith & Wesson museum (only a couple of miles away), but the museum is closed for renovations. Not sure if they’re doing plant tours any more, either.

    Having said that, my friend commented that the governor of Connecticut has already said something (regarding the gun manufacturers in Conn) to the effect of “let them all leave, we don’t need them here”.

    That’s not only his opinion. If they were to speak candidly, the majority of the Connecticut legislature would likely say the same thing.

    Indeed, I wouldn’t be surprised if a majority of the entire state’s population said as much — and believed in what they said....

  • Crescent Point eyes oil-by-rail options in Utah

    03/15/2013 7:22:05 AM PDT · 10 of 15
    Road Glide to Red Badger

    Crescent Point should have painted on it’s tank cars:

    “The John Galt Line” ….!

  • Crescent Point eyes oil-by-rail options in Utah

    03/15/2013 7:18:24 AM PDT · 9 of 15
    Road Glide to thackney

    It won’t take long — perhaps after the first oil train derailment — before the Obama administration declares shipping oil in tank cars to be too hazardous for railroads to engage in without further governmental regulation.

    And then the feds will enact regulations that all-but bans the shipment of oil by rail — making the rules and regs so onerous that the railroads will find it easier to refuse such shipments, rather than handle them...

  • Egypt's Islamists warn giving women some rights could destroy society

    03/15/2013 7:14:02 AM PDT · 15 of 30
    Road Glide to ilovesarah2012

    Headline:
    “Egypt’s Islamists warn giving women some rights could destroy society…”

    Looking at the direction that Western Civilization has been going since “liberating” women — downhill on a path to self-destruction — one almost can believe that they have a point….

    (And I’m absolutely serious with that comment)

  • Babies can be mean-spirited: psychological study

    03/14/2013 11:08:50 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    Road Glide to EBH

    “Babies can be mean-spirited: psychological study”

    Bad seed?

  • 2 Littleton men file proposed state ballot measure to undo ammunition magazine limits

    03/14/2013 11:01:36 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    Road Glide to TigersEye

    “I’m not sure a 2nd Amendment protected natural right should rightly be put up for a referendum vote but it’s one way to keep the issue alive and resist the Democrats. It shouldn’t have been up for a vote by the legislature either.”

    It may be right; it may be wrong.

    But it looks to be the ONLY way you’re going to see the new Colorado gun grab laws overturned is by a vote of the ordinary citizens. I don’t expect future Colorado legislatures to do the job. Nor the courts.

    After watching the way that “representative government” has gone in this country for the last 50 years, I almost wonder if we’d do better under somthing like the Swiss model — where the entire population votes on matters of governmental importance.

    Brings to mind the famous quote by William F. Buckley:
    “[I’d] rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the 2,000 members of the Harvard faculty.”

    Same for the 535 members of Congress.

    (Aside: my state [Connecticut] is on the verge of passing legislation more restrictive than Colorado’s — again, at the whim of an “elected legislature” that is overwhelmingly democratic and liberal. I’d rather have these laws put up for public voting, and be done with it….)

  • California Raiders Seize Guns as Owners Lose right to Arms

    03/14/2013 10:29:13 AM PDT · 81 of 94
    Road Glide to nickcarraway

    What should be obvious to any conservative who has read this far:

    If you value your own freedom…
    If you value the Second Amendment (and the others, too)…
    If you want a future that’s worth living….

    … then it’s time to pack up and GET OUT of California and other “new-slave” states like it, and emigrate into one of the remaining “free states” — even if doing some comes at considerable financial cost and personal sacrifice.

    Remain in California, and you should understand what’s coming.

    Remember the fate of the Jews who refused to see the future, and who chose not to flee from Germany in the early 1930’s...

  • 'Storage Wars' lawsuit: Show wins first round against Dave Hester staged case

    03/14/2013 10:11:58 AM PDT · 40 of 41
    Road Glide to fatnotlazy

    “The only “reality” shows I watch are House Hunters and House Hunters International. Buyers are shown 3 homes from which they pick one to purchase. “

    There were allegations that HH is “staged” as well. At least one participant claimed that they had to have a contract to buy before the show would do the episode, and that two of the “prospective homes” were never really in the picture...

  • Detroit's Decline

    03/14/2013 9:36:23 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    Road Glide to cripplecreek

    “The problem for Detroit is something no one wants to address: one-party rule. And that would be the Democratic Party.”

    Something no one will talk about:
    Detroit (and other cities like it) will FOREVER be ruled by the democrats, because of the city’s demographic makeup which isn’t going to change (or more plainly, isn’t going to change in a way that makes it …um… “less diverse”).

    There will never be non-demcratic-party rule in Detroit again, so long as elections continue to be held there. Establish a dictator as mayor, and things might change. But not until then, so why kid ourselves…?

    The only sensible course of action for urban disaster areas like Detroit is to somehow “wall them off” from the surrounding areas, so as to confine their pathologies internally as much as possible. Then let them rage internally, Chernobyl-style, until they finally burn themselves out...

  • Obama: "Not my fault" - White House to Re-Open (Nothing ever is)

    03/14/2013 8:23:42 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    Road Glide to Kaslin

    I ask this question in all seriousness:

    Are there any members of this forum who would WANT to visit the White House with Obama in charge?

  • Entire 1st Shift of COLT shows up in Hartford CT Capitol (450+ employees)

    03/14/2013 8:13:19 AM PDT · 10 of 48
    Road Glide to DTogo

    I’m in Connecticut, and my realistic assessment of the gun-control issue (and proposed legislation) is this:

    It’s all going to pass.
    Connecticut is the “deepest blue” of states, and the ‘rat legislature reflects this.

    They may pretend to “listen to” the pleadings of the Second Amendment people, but when all is said and done, and when it’s time to vote — they’re going to vote for the most restrictive gun control that’s available to vote for.

    I hope I’m proven wrong. But it looks like gun control here is going to resemble New York state’s scenario — essentially pushed through as quickly as possible, perhaps in the dark of night, and opponents’ opinions be damned.

  • need computer help

    03/13/2013 7:06:50 PM PDT · 40 of 51
    Road Glide to 2ndDivisionVet

    You could always consider coming over to the dark side and try a Mac...

    Check out the Mac Mini line — just connect to your monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and you’re ready to go...

  • Pew: Protection now tops hunting for gun ownership

    03/13/2013 10:45:30 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    Road Glide to SJackson

    “Pew: Protection now tops hunting for gun ownership...”

    Protection.... against tyranny...

  • Worker who taped Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment comes forward

    03/13/2013 10:41:12 AM PDT · 32 of 46
    Road Glide to FlingWingFlyer

    “Telling the truth doesn’t work in this country anymore….”

    That’s a very interesting statement.

    I think the reality is, that the country has become so divided that there are no longer “shared truths” that are accepted by both sides.

    Indeed, many of the “truths” that our side accepts as “givens”, are denied and denigrated by the other side. The concept of “marriage” for one — two sides, diametrically opposed, with no reconciliation possible because either side believes in an entirely different “set of truths”.

    So.. to get back to your original statement above … “telling the truth” may work — but ONLY for that half of the population that is predisposed towards _your_ “truths”.

    The other side is not, and in reality probably regard the “truths” that you believe you are telling, to be lies….

  • 2016 Hillary-Michelle 'Dream Ticket' floated (Floated is the appropriate verb)

    03/13/2013 10:27:34 AM PDT · 41 of 43
    Road Glide to fatnotlazy

    “Michelle second? I don’t think so.”

    You could be right.

    She may well decide that the next oval office seat should rightfully be hers (since she probably had a lot to do with pushing Barry into the job).

    If she decides thus, I don’t think Hillary is gonna have the horsepower (or the “MoosePower”?) to stop her! :)

  • Mark Levin 'convinced' GOP leadership 'has a Republican death wish'

    03/13/2013 10:22:49 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    Road Glide to Rufus2007

    “This is not the way to victory in 2014, or 2016….”

    Heh. Ya think….?

    Republicans: The Incredible Shrinking Party!
    How long before they fade right out of existence?

    The Pubbies are like Thelma and Louise in the film of the same name. Every time they come to a “fork in the road” — to a place where they have to take a stand or make a decision — they (like T & L) take the wrong turn, and head down the wrong road.

    How long until the Republicans, too, drive right off the cliff ??

  • Republicans for Gay Marriage? One GOP pollster thinks it’s all but inevitable.

    03/13/2013 10:04:55 AM PDT · 39 of 55
    Road Glide to SeekAndFind

    “the highly churched...”

    That’s a new one.

  • Cruz, Haley, Jindal, Rubio: Flight 2016 Cleared for Takeoff

    03/13/2013 9:46:37 AM PDT · 56 of 71
    Road Glide to wardaddy

    “lol...yep..let’s get all our minorities lined up like little ducks
    so blacks and latinos will vote for us
    it’s amazing how ignorant folks are”

    So right you are.

    After the electoral results of the last 30 years, some folks will never get it.

    Conservatives have shown that they can be DUMBER THAN the leftists in this regard.

    The proof of that can be seen right in this forum.

    How many losses will it take, until they wake up?

  • Cruz, Haley, Jindal, Rubio: Flight 2016 Cleared for Takeoff

    03/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · 55 of 71
    Road Glide to Perdogg

    “If you could chose between Machine gun McCain/Mitt Romney or Ted Cruz for President, who would you pick?”

    I think I’d leave the presidential line blank. (seriously)

    I have the luxury of doing so. I live in Connecticut, which will never vote for a Republican presidential candidate again...

  • Sen. Rand Paul leads poll for 2016 GOP presidential pick

    03/13/2013 8:47:48 AM PDT · 16 of 104
    Road Glide to CalTexan

    “I’m for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...”

    Me too.

    The bravest and most courageous conservative of them all.
    No one else comes close.
    No one.

  • Sen. Rand Paul leads poll for 2016 GOP presidential pick

    03/13/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT · 15 of 104
    Road Glide to CharlesWayneCT

    “I don’t really see Rand Paul being the conservative pick. He’s not crazy much like his dad, but he still has some pretty libertarian and non-conservative views.”

    Would you rather have (choose one):
    a. Jeb Bush
    b. Chris Christie
    c. Rand Paul

    ??

  • Marijuana: A Gift of the Left to America’s Youth: CO and WA already having bad consequences

    03/12/2013 9:41:11 AM PDT · 161 of 327
    Road Glide to Monty22002

    “It’ll be both. When people don’t have to hide it, they’ll use it in your face.”

    Rocky Mountain High !!

  • Marijuana: A Gift of the Left to America’s Youth: CO and WA already having bad consequences

    03/12/2013 9:32:45 AM PDT · 159 of 327
    Road Glide to Shadow44

    “Lots of people like to complain about the erosion of civil liberties, but what’s going to happen if the number of addicts grows exponentially?
    Junkies don’t function in society, they don’t parent, produce economic output at the same level as people who aren’t addicts.”

    We’re going to see two things happen.

    The first thing:
    We’ll see an increasing number of employers test for drug usage. This will result in a new “underclass” of drug-users, “legal” insofar as the state is concerned, but all-but unemployable from a business standpoint. No one will want to hire them.

    The second thing:
    In response to the above, we will see increasingly “progressive” state governments (or perhaps even the DC gov) seek to ban employee drug testing as being “discrimatory” against those engaged in “legal behavior”. The government will make it impossible or exceedingly difficult for employers to “discriminate” against drug users in the hiring process, and equally difficult to fire them for reasons that [employers’ claim] are “drug-use related”….