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  • Notice the Media Narrative Now

    12/21/2014 2:31:40 PM PST · 15 of 81
    SES1066 to Trueblackman
    If the NYC Administration has not totally given up on control, the 'Protest' march that had a chant of; "What do we want? DEAD COPS! When do we want it? NOW!" had to have a permit and at least one name on it as the group leader. I'd be asking some VERY POINTED questions as soon as the news broke about this assassination yesterday. That wasn't a single incidence of that chant, it was repeated over and over!

    Incitement to murder and riot is still a crime in all of these 57 States!

  • De Blasio Reaping What He Sowed

    12/21/2014 2:24:11 PM PST · 17 of 52
    SES1066 to omega4412
    And New Yorkers will be reaping what they voted for

    And it isn't only the Mayor, the NY City Council is a true zoo and that makes for interesting politics. We forget that De Blasio got into office running against the infamous Anthony Weiner! The fact that these two were at the top of the candidates for the Mayor Office makes me glad I'm not living EXPENSIVE in NYC!

  • Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News

    12/21/2014 1:55:05 PM PST · 29 of 38
    SES1066 to FewsOrange
    Ok direct tv/dish users. How reliable do you find the signal. Thinking of dropping cable but keep hearing about bad signal breakup in bad weather.

    I think a lot depends upon your geographic location. I had Direct for a 2 year contract and every thunderstorm would give me a blank screen. Since this is Florida, summer T'storms are common. Now on cable and pretty reliable.

    Don't know if the providers will give reliability numbers but I would definitely ask and also ask about reliability guarantees. If you don't ask, you won't get!

  • Remember when CBS had Christmas Bumpers Like This?

    12/21/2014 1:21:31 PM PST · 26 of 33
    SES1066 to greene66
    And take note of the massive number of Christmas-themed shows. Not just variety shows, but ordinary sitcoms, anthologies, westerns and such. Even seemingly unlikely shows like “Have Gun Will Travel,” “77 Sunset Strip,” and “Dr. Kildare” would have episodes with a Christmas theme.

    Other media too! My family was living in Chicago and the Chicago Tribune had this strip on the Sunday preceding Christmas;

    Hipshot Percussion, in the Stan Lynde newspaper strip "Rick O'Sheay", was the local 'bad man' gunman, that was still the friend of Sheriff Rick! A former Confederate Officer, he did not tolerate fools or offense but stayed aloof and upright!

  • Remember when CBS had Christmas Bumpers Like This?

    12/21/2014 1:08:12 PM PST · 25 of 33
    SES1066 to Nowhere Man

    Thank you for calling back better memories!

  • King Louie: The Greatest Racist of Them All?

    12/21/2014 4:56:41 AM PST · 5 of 8
    SES1066 to Altura Ct.

    I had to read the article (horrors!) to find out who the title was referring to, Disney’s “Jungle Book” and King Louie is the jazzy monkey leader. I have read the original Jungle Book by the Nobel Literature laureate, Rudyard Kipling. I did not recall any such character there so, since I have no children, I guess I have an excuse here.

    The simple truth is that while we all have pre-judgements (prejudice), we do not have to be slaves to them nor allow others to make us slaves to OTHER’s prejudice! I was an US Army brat and that is/was a good place to grow up in through the early 60s. Rank meant everything and religion and/or skin color meant much less to my parents and thus to me.

    To this day, I will use ‘Yes Sir’ and ‘Yes Ma’am’ to any unfamiliar adult in any meeting of business equals or better. Yet, my pre-judgements will urge me to avoid mob conditions and night encounters where social conditions are negative.

    While it hurts me personally to see how some use our society to punish the children for the sins of the fathers, I do prefer this to societies where the hunt for food and living takes precedence over ‘possible’ offense against a sense of self-esteem!

  • North Kansas City School District apologizes for taking away blind child’s cane (Sick & Twisted)

    12/18/2014 6:48:08 AM PST · 16 of 20
    SES1066 to BCW
    ... FBI/Justice Dept needs to investigate ...

    Family is the wrong ethnicity, just sayin'

  • Obama Has Issued Record Number of Presidential Memos

    12/18/2014 6:28:36 AM PST · 6 of 13
    SES1066 to cotton1706
    Yet another example of the " ... most transparent administration in history"

    Look at my right hand, see these "Executive Orders"? See how few I am signing in comparison to the Republican's griping? Now ignore the fact that I am left-handed and that it is with that hand that I am signing the equivalent-in-effect "Memorandums" at the advice of my former staffer and now Supreme Court Justice, Janet Kagan!

  • Bergdahl Findings May Never Be Released to the Public

    12/18/2014 5:02:36 AM PST · 9 of 15
    SES1066 to Gaffer
    The most transparent administration in history...../s

    That is a waste of a perfectly good '/s'!

  • The delusion that never dies: Ted Cruz’s doomed plan to woo Jewish voters to the GOP

    12/16/2014 3:31:11 PM PST · 21 of 43
    SES1066 to Fresh Wind
    The author...

    I'll wait to hear from someone who did not start shaving yesterday.

  • Can’t Have Your Cake, Gays Are Told, and a Rights Battle Rises

    12/16/2014 7:03:48 AM PST · 13 of 34
    SES1066 to razorback-bert
    I don’t get why gays don’t patronize gay business, instead they trample around like bulls in a china shop.

    Because the LGBT Mafia seeks these confrontations because the governmental bureaus are filled with their 'friends' and thus it is a slam-dunk with a reward to the plaintiffs at the end. Either they get a monetary reward if the defending business remains solvent OR they drive it out of business with the maximum publicity.

    A key aspect of the 'Gay Community' is their innate financial strength. Regardless of the occasional news story, the majority of them have no children and the subsequent expenses. The reduced expenses and time constraints gives them the scope to bring legal actions like this.

  • Sarah Palin hunts feral hogs. World ends.

    12/16/2014 6:50:42 AM PST · 8 of 77
    SES1066 to SeekAndFind

    Anyone who has seen what a family of these hogs can do to a farm, will give all due praise to Sarah for being a gun-toting and shooting POWER WOMAN! For those who object, they should be invited to go to the area and setup camp!

  • Ruble Continues Its Decline in Russia, Despite Interest Rate Increase

    12/16/2014 6:43:31 AM PST · 9 of 16
    SES1066 to elhombrelibre
    Just 20 months ago (April 2013), the "BRICS" (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) were riding high and making noise about toppling the USD ($) as the world's 'Reserve Currency' and installing a new, non-US dominated World Bank.

    The governments and dictatorships ruling over the so-called BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — agreed to set up a new world bank that analysts say could further marginalize the increasingly unstable U.S. dollar, possibly helping to eventually dethrone it as the global reserve currency. Meeting in Durban, South Africa, last week at their fifth annual summit, the socialist and communist-minded BRICS regimes also announced their support for creating a new world currency and full-fledged global governance.

    Russia's Imperial-in-all-but-title Putin kept talking about the weakness of the U$D all the way through March of 2014 but now has little to say about the actions of his own central bank. Given the history of how fragile the Russian economy has become after the international sanctions and drop in oil prices, it will be interesting to see how Putin attempts to handle the internal repercussions. Strong Man icons fall when their feet of clay are washed away. Will the same thing happen to Putin? Can Obama handle such a crisis on top of all of the rest?

  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 1:23:42 PM PST · 14 of 24
    SES1066 to Bodleian_Girl

    Thanks for the clarification, the gal’s hair and the half-mast pants provoked my speculation so I happy to be enlightened. By no means do I desire to imply that a certain sector or social class is immediate suspect.

  • Moment burglarized family 'captured intruders at gunpoint after passing them in the street

    12/15/2014 12:24:47 PM PST · 8 of 24
    SES1066 to C19fan

    Appears to be some of “Holder’s People” but I could be wrong.

  • Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

    12/15/2014 12:06:05 PM PST · 13 of 25
    SES1066 to Oldeconomybuyer

    An admitted PITA of old health care was the annual sweat by owner/managers on the coming year’s health insurance. It generally boiled down in recent years to; 1) Keep the old policy but pay more - divided further into how to cover the added cost. 2) Look for cheaper policy at old rate - change in providers and deductibles and pre-existing conditions. 3) “We are dropping health insurance” - everyone is on their own.

    When it is the government doing it, businessmen/women/transgendered/undecided ... leave it to that ever efficient government that gave us the Post Office, the IRS and the GAO to run at taxpayer AND ratepayer expense!

    What can go wrong?
    A “/s” would be totally superfluous here!

  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 10:01:27 AM PST · 16 of 101
    SES1066 to Boomer

    Nine of 26 families leaves 17 families who are not joining this suit. Highly likely that there are some who are pursuing a different law suit BUT equally likely that there are some who know it is the fault of the trigger-puller and his deluded mother who enabled him. A tool (gun) that properly functions, is a target because the legal system looks for the ‘deep pockets’ and insurance policies.

    FYI: Any and Every lawyer, good/bad, is the equivalent of the hired gunslinger from the old west. He or she will say anything and claim everything to forward their client’s lawsuit or defense. This does not malign them nor praise them, it is just a reminder that their statements only have as much facts and truth behind them as they choose to use.

  • Statement from Greenpeace US Executive Director, Annie Leonard, on Nazca Lines Situation

    12/15/2014 9:49:30 AM PST · 6 of 20
    SES1066 to bardettespy

    A decent question to ask in this case; “Who planned this?” The ones who did the deed are obvious but did they do it on their own volition? These banners were designed and sized exactly for these conditions and place. If it was somebody currently beyond Peru’s borders, I’d want that person to voluntarily repatriate themselves to Peru to “Face the Music!” There is a tale that wags this dog and everybody concerned should take appropriate responsibility.

  • School district refuses to let students leave for their ‘best interest’

    12/15/2014 9:40:07 AM PST · 6 of 24
    SES1066 to afraidfortherepublic

    For skool districts, what is important is the number of seats occupied on any given day - federal funds are paid based upon the head count.

    Note, nothing is paid based upon what goes into said head.

  • OPEC isn't scared of $40 oil

    12/14/2014 2:29:50 PM PST · 11 of 16
    SES1066 to Signalman
    OPEC is an organization of very uneasy bedfellows,with many harboring hatreds towards one or more of their fellow members and holding onto knives and guns for 'self defense!' If oil commodity prices are moving up, most everybody is content and unwilling to 'rock the boat.'

    Significant oil price drops bring out the animus and weapons, at least for threats. Every member has a jealously guarded secret about what their internal economies need the commodity price to be at. Unfortunately, that secret is almost as open as the sky because most OPEC countries have a history or are currently working with the major international oil producing companies (Shell, Total, BP, Exxon etc.) and they KNOW their costs and the host country's pricing.

    Saudi Arabia has the dominant hand here as it is controlled by a single family, Ibn Sau'ud, and their enormous reserves cost far less to tap than anybody else! This oil price down spiral will only end when they curtail their production. That will only happen when IRAN and ISIS are humbled and if Russia, Venezuela and others are hurt, its a hard world and they'll smile behind their hands.

    Some US drillers are already going bankrupt and that is a shame, but it has happened before and will happen again. I recall a joke from the 90s that may be making the rounds again if this trend keeps up. What is the difference between a seagull and an oil engineer? A seagull can still make a deposit on a BMW!

  • State will finally break ground in Fresno on high-speed rail construction

    12/14/2014 2:07:31 PM PST · 11 of 77
    SES1066 to Jim Robinson

    In the inevitable battle for the public revenue (taxpayer) dollar, one wonders how the judiciary will rule when PENSIONS, promised and never deposited, compete against the ‘Big Project High Speed Rail’ (HSR)? Given the usual lean towards government promises in pensions by the judiciary, I’d say that unless the California economy and tax revenue improves significantly, HSR remains a drug dream, appropriate for California is is not?

  • Sunday Word: The abolitionist history of “O Holy Night”

    12/14/2014 1:57:40 PM PST · 6 of 14
    SES1066 to Morgana
    Another Carol, totally American, came from the Civil War and the fears thereof, is "I Heard the Bells" with lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1863 having lost his wife to a house fire two years earlier and just informed that his eldest son, an officer in the Union Army, had been severely wounded. composed the lyrics for this song. What we usually leave out is the 3rd verse which addresses the Civil War itself;

    Then from each black, accursed mouth
    The cannon thundered in the South,
    And with the sound
    The carols drowned
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

    Thus with this verse we understand better the reason for the forth, 'Despair' verse.

    And in despair I bowed my head;
    "There is no peace on earth," I said;
    "For hate is strong,
    And mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"

    That that verse leads to the 'Credo' verse illustrates how Longfellow kept his faith while in despair!

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    "God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
    The Wrong shall fail,
    The Right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good-will to men.

  • Angelina Jolie’s new movie ‘Unbroken’ provokes Japanese outrage

    12/13/2014 5:47:36 AM PST · 22 of 106
    SES1066 to gingerbread
    I was one of their POW’s at age seven, in the Philippines, during WW2. When I was in the US army after the war and was stationed in Japan, I confronted the Japs, on what they did in the Philippines.

    Thank you for your service, twice over.

  • Angelina Jolie’s new movie ‘Unbroken’ provokes Japanese outrage

    12/13/2014 5:27:58 AM PST · 11 of 106
    SES1066 to Wolfie
    Man, were just pissing off the Pacific Rim left and right with cinema these days.

    Actually, this film is likely to do very well in China, S.Korea and the former IndoChina as well as the Philippines, all areas that were under Japanese domination at the time of the movie. Cultural memory will give this movie resonance that matches their war-time antagonisms.

    The Chinese President, Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders just presided Saturday at a ceremony on the 77th anniversary of the Nanking massacre by the Imperial Japanese Army. Also known in the west as "The Rape of Nanjing", it remains a monument to utter barbarity as practiced under the guise of war.

  • Gov. Scott Walker to meet with mega-donor Sheldon Adelson

    12/12/2014 12:24:36 PM PST · 22 of 23
    SES1066 to Bettyprob

    Any reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Democrats meeting with Soros, Buffett or Steyer? Was the term ‘mega-donor’ used anywhere in the article?

    For media like the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, there is always right-wing and reactionaries but seldom to never are there left-wing or radicals. Strange that, but then again they are ‘journalists’ and thus they are taught!

  • Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits programs to illegal immigrants

    12/12/2014 12:15:24 PM PST · 14 of 15
    SES1066 to NCC-1701
    Excuse me for seeming a bit naive but didn’t people used to go to jail for fraud?

    It is called 'Executive discretion'. Obama does not have to prosecute so there will be no jail time. Fraud is what the Republicans do, his people being the liberation fighters that they are, don't have to declare that 60" TV requisitioned after dark. It is the Department of Just_us after all!

  • Obama: ‘I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning’

    12/12/2014 12:10:30 PM PST · 34 of 88
    SES1066 to Jim Robinson
    Obama: ‘I Spend Most of My Time Watching ESPN in the Morning’ and playing golf the rest of the day.

    Does he watch ESPN in the golf cart?

  • Democrats Can Win the South Again. Here's a Simple Strategy for Hillary 2016. (Hilarious!)

    12/12/2014 12:06:53 PM PST · 11 of 38
    SES1066 to Seizethecarp

    For the Democrats, of course they and Hillary can win in the South. Just like one of Mary Landrieu’s supporters urged, “Vote early, vote often!”

  • Obama: Pro, college football a 'little bit of an old boys' network' (ESPN radio interview)

    12/12/2014 12:03:49 PM PST · 30 of 36
    SES1066 to maggief
    President Obama said Friday that professional and college football have been “a little bit of an old boys’ network” but that he thinks sports franchises are now establishing clear policies to address the off-the-field behavior of their athletes.

    Remind me, which professional athlete boasted far and wide about the number of women that he had bedded? Of course we all know how our President would react if a similar 'icon' were to do the deed to one of his daughters, after all he would not want them 'burdened!'

  • Tom Ford's Surprising Charm Necklace, Penis Crucifix

    12/12/2014 11:55:12 AM PST · 4 of 20
    SES1066 to ForAmerica

    Color me un-charmed!

  • Protest at Primal Scream Leads to Chaotic Exchange

    12/12/2014 8:55:33 AM PST · 17 of 28
    SES1066 to BenLurkin

    The higher the IVY the odder the student.

    Reminds me of an unverified but probably true story of an experience in a Boston Coop Grocery; A young adult enters the express (10 or less) line with many more than 10. The clerk, looking at the basket said; “You are either from Harvard and can’t read, or from MIT and can’t count!”

    FYI: I visited relatives in Boston recently and was in a large book & media store. When I made a joke about where were the “Banned in Boston” items, the total incomprehension that spread out from that question not only shows the epic change in local morality but also the lack of education in local history.

  • NLRB issues rule to speed up union organizing

    12/12/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · 4 of 30
    SES1066 to Olog-hai

    The Obama Administration has to do what it can to ‘make up’ with Big Labor, and this is a oft wished-for goal of theirs. Since the Labor Unions could not squeeze through ‘Card Check’, this is the next best thing. It will be interesting to see if this passes legal challenge which is bound to come.

    I, as a private individual, work at a place that a union wishes to organize. I have a legal right to choose to participate with the union but EQUALLY I have the corresponding right to not participate. If I choose the latter, can the NLRB, as an arm of the Federal Government, violate my 4th Amendment rights to be secure in my person and home (privacy!)

  • Dept of Education to Schools: Let Students Choose if They Are Boy or Girl, Even for Sex Ed Classes

    12/12/2014 8:36:14 AM PST · 22 of 31
    SES1066 to SeekAndFind

    Just a single example of metastasis in government regulations. When Title IX was written (1972), few, if any, of the lawmakers and regulators could have envisioned how far from the original (already quite radical) intent of the law to legislate gender equality in education.

    Once institutionalized, the law becomes the domain of the equity proponents who, as the gross errors get ‘fixed’, seek ever more extreme solutions. Like other open-ended agenda laws (EPA for example), there is no legal end for their mission and with the amazing expansion of the legal definitions of gender, this can of worms becomes an amazing mess.

  • California University president: if you're 'light skinned,' you have 'unearned privilege'

    12/11/2014 10:41:57 AM PST · 24 of 87
    SES1066 to dennisw

    She appears to be accusing others of committing thought crimes. This is a popular pastime of liberal fascists, easy to say and impossible for the accused to disprove.

    “You have sinned!”
    “No I haven’t!”
    “Prove it!”

  • House Dems block charitable tax bill

    12/11/2014 10:36:29 AM PST · 13 of 24
    SES1066 to 11th_VA
    I'm glad I wasn't drinking coffee or I'd have needed a new keyboard when I read this line from the article;

    In scuttling the bill, Democrats argued that the bill’s $11 billion cost should be offset, especially after Republicans opposed permanently extending tax incentives for working families.

    That term "... extending tax incentives for working families." is, I believe, referring to not including Obama's 'amnestied' (un/non-documented) in the EITC.

  • How will ACA impact taxes?

    12/11/2014 9:58:56 AM PST · 4 of 13
    SES1066 to Citizen Zed

    As a paid seasonal tax preparer, I THANK GOD that the ‘Marketplace’ (aka subsidized insurance through the malf’d web site of Kathleen Sebelius’ imagination) got only to the 6-7 million that they claimed. Doing their taxes and their EITC with the potential of credits vs. debits of the subsidies is going to be a task and a half, especially with the 1095-As! Of course, excepting for the people who come in with the Box 12 ‘DD’ indicator on their W2s, it won’t be until next year that we will require proof from the non-work insured about their monthly ACA-level insurance coverage for all members and possible dependents within the tax family.

    And YES, ‘Tax Language’ is a required course, acronyms and all!

  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod

    12/11/2014 7:54:59 AM PST · 13 of 45
    SES1066 to C19fan
    While I am not a lawyer, does the acronym RIAA mean anything to you? From their web site, this is their self-description of their purpose;

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies.
    Note the emphasis on MUSIC COMPANIES, not artists!

    Lots of the difficulty in using iTunes and the play-back devices derives from the fungibility of digital music, use (or non-use) of DMA for restrictions and only finally does ease-of-use come into play. Things were so much easier in the days of LPs and even analog tape, but now with digital, it is a dance of legalities in a minefield.

    Personally, I am surprised we have it as good as we do. I think Steve Jobs caught them by surprise and got enough momentum going that the RIAA could not shut Apple & iTunes down.

  • Moderate Dems call for longer deadlines in EPA climate rule

    12/11/2014 7:37:14 AM PST · 13 of 17
    SES1066 to Oldeconomybuyer

    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) has got to be wondering about his future these days. Retiring WV Senator Jay Rockefeller (D) is being succeeded by Shelly Capito (R) and now all three Congressional Districts have elected Republicans, a first for the GOP since the 1920s. The UMW, a mainstay of WV Democrats is, to say the least, VERY unhappy with Obama and HIS EPA. Of course many of them got offended early by being labeled “bitter clingers” for wanting to keep their guns and religion.

    While Sen. Manchin doesn’t face re-election until 2018, he has to know that the state is trending GOP as the Democrats move towards ‘Green’ and liberal. He is now about to become part of the comfortable but powerless Senate minority party. My prediction is that he will probably stay Democrat through 2016 to see if the Democrats can regain the Senate in a Presidential election year and when there are more GOP seats in danger. If there are bad results then, he may change from being a ‘conservative’ Democrat to something else.

  • How a Greenpeace stunt in Peru drives home the global climate divide

    12/11/2014 7:03:20 AM PST · 12 of 37
    SES1066 to Citizen Zed
    ... and is preparing criminal charges for "attacking archeological monuments," punishable by up to eight years in prison.

    If convicted and jailed, I anticipate protest marches upon various Peruvian Embassies with signs about "Good Intentions" being waved vigorously.

  • Dramatic drop in gas prices doesn’t carry over to diesel

    12/11/2014 6:44:35 AM PST · 9 of 64
    SES1066 to thackney

    As the owner of a TDI vehicle, I have definitely noticed this discrepancy. Whenever the media trumpeted a picture of a gas drop, if there was a diesel price, it was far closer to the national average of diesel. Still the prices I am paying here in mid-Florida have now dropped below the price I paid 4 years ago, a very pleasant gift to my wallet. Another fact noticed in those 4 years is in times of sudden gas cost spikes like Southern California about a year ago (?) when even regular gas was above diesel.

    Just some personal observations.

  • There Goes Oil ... ($60.50 bl)

    12/11/2014 6:22:22 AM PST · 9 of 31
    SES1066 to blam

    Now the question appears to be WHEN not IF WTI oil drops below $60. At 09:00 it is only 18 cents above so I’d say that it drops below by Noon EST.

    Now the question is how low can the momentum drop before resistance or stoppage? (If I knew I’d tell you and then kill you!)

  • The Self-Hating Americans - What the CIA report says about the American Left

    12/11/2014 3:38:31 AM PST · 9 of 28
    SES1066 to Cincinatus' Wife

    There are few thinks that do more to rub my fur the wrong way than the screeds of the self-righteous! Senator Feinstein and her fellow Democrats have thrown away the context surrounding the acts of which they disapprove, willingly blinded themselves to contradiction by refusing to even listen to contradictory testimony and used this ‘lame duck’ Senate session to foul the nest for CIA and other US Intelligence operations for years to come.

    Their intellectual predecessor, Senator Frank Church, did much the same in the 1970s and the loss of personal intelligence and human agents from that attack was damaging even unto this date. Spying and sabotage is an inherently dark and secret act yet to refuse the ability is to willingly disarm oneself in front of ones enemies.

    The organized setup of our CIA and allied agencies was to be led by the Executive (Presidential) and overseen by the Legislative (Congressional) with the latter having the power of the purse for ultimate restraint. It is one thing for Senator DiFi to want a pristine and utopian world where the CIA et al would be rainbows and sugarplums, it is a betrayal of her duties to rain ruin upon people doing things she approves of a decade earlier but now finds politically uncomfortable.

  • Sebelius has figured out why Obamacare is unpopular: It's the ‘Obama’ part

    12/10/2014 3:52:14 PM PST · 29 of 33
    SES1066 to glock rocks
    Kathleen, you ignorant slut.

    Thank you, I know someone had to have said this before I could. BUT allow me to reiterate - Kathleen, you are truly a piece of dog upchuck!

  • Buba explains why US only gave Germany back 5 tonnes of gold

    12/10/2014 12:47:59 PM PST · 60 of 76
    SES1066 to george76

    So, how many Obama friends have ‘Golden Parachutes’?

  • Apple trial may have new plaintiff

    12/10/2014 3:50:42 AM PST · 3 of 10
    SES1066 to Swordmaker

    Do I smell an ambulance being chased here?

  • Pugsley From 'The Addams Family' Dies

    12/09/2014 3:16:34 AM PST · 34 of 37
    SES1066 to Morgana
    The Addams Family is an excellent example of bringing something from another medium to TV and Cinema. Based upon the Charles Addams' series of cartoons in the New Yorker (1938-1988) there was enough materiel to allow the show's creators and writers sufficient scope for the 2 years of the B&W ABC show. Later there were 2 successful movies from the same materiel. Note: In the cartoons it appears that Pugsly is younger than Wednesday, unlike the TV cast.


    "We won't be late Miss Weems. Get the children to bed around eight, and keep your back to the wall at all times."

  • Ruble crisis lends itself to Russian jokes

    12/09/2014 2:17:27 AM PST · 3 of 12
    SES1066 to Berlin_Freeper

    All jokes must be authorized by the State. No ad hoc joking allowed. If we want you to joke, we will tell you when and how. Remember, we know where you live!

  • Illustration sequence of the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy colliding (as seen from Earth)

    12/09/2014 2:13:05 AM PST · 10 of 20
    SES1066 to Telepathic Intruder
    The sun is getting hotter with age. The oceans will evaporate in one half to one billion years from now.

    Mere engineering! As the Sun's increase is estimated to be .01% every million years, all that is needed is to adjust Earth's orbit correspondingly. Small matters about the Solar System equilibrium will obviously have to be taken into account but that is just basic physics.

  • 13 Complete Soldier's Kits From The Armies Of 1066 Until 2014. Wow.

    12/08/2014 1:11:35 PM PST · 33 of 75
    SES1066 to 21twelve
    Our military is developing “exoskeleton” type suits with motorized legs that the soldier would wear to help carry the loads!

    They are also developing robot 'mules', legged all-terrain robots carrying heavier loads and re-supply. Each method, mule or exoskeleton, would have application and advantages in the battlefields we face.

  • 13 Complete Soldier's Kits From The Armies Of 1066 Until 2014. Wow.

    12/08/2014 1:04:19 PM PST · 32 of 75
    SES1066 to naturalman1975

    I’d like to see a similar series on the ancient armies, from the hittites through the Persians, Greek Hoplites and up to the late Roman & Byzantine Empire.

    Another aspect is how this helps illustrate the difference between WARRIOR and SOLDIER, between the beloved fantasy ‘Hero’ and the ‘Grunt’ serving in an army. There was a reason why the Warrior like the ad hoc Scots only seldom prevailed against the more professional English. Warriors can win battles, soldiers win campaigns.