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Posts by Skepolitic

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  • THE MEDIA IMAGE OF LEAKS COMING FROM MORALLY TROUBLED WHISTLEBLOWERS IS TAKING A SERIOUS BEATING

    06/20/2018 7:00:22 PM PDT · 14 of 26
    Skepolitic to DoughtyOne

    Why would you think national news reporting in the 1960s, for example, was any better than today? There were only three TV networks, a few more radio networks, and mostly local newspapers that got most of their news from AP/UPI wire services. They all pretty much interpreted the news from the same liberal angle. State and local news was probably better back in the good ol’ days since a city of any size at all would have at least two competing daily newspapers looking for a scoop.

  • Can Your Kid Answer These Questions ? If Not, Why Not ?

    06/20/2018 6:35:15 PM PDT · 6 of 119
    Skepolitic to CodeToad

    The ides of March.

  • Dinesh D’Souza: Left Had Romney ‘Hiding Under His Desk’ with Tactics that Didn’t Work Against Trump

    06/10/2018 1:54:45 PM PDT · 41 of 42
    Skepolitic to EliRoom8

    D’Sousa is brilliant in this video. It is absolutely MUST viewing for conservatives. Progressives ought to watch it as well to understand the depths of their depravity.

  • Bernie: It is 'strange' that Trump is more comfortable with authoritarians than democratic leaders

    06/10/2018 1:17:49 PM PDT · 71 of 86
    Skepolitic to yesthatjallen

    It’s really not that strange when you realize that, since he is not a career politician, Trump has a very low tolerance for bullsh!t. If there is a tragic flaw in the republican form of government with democratically elected politicians, it is that politicians are, by their nature, bullsh!t artists. Authoritarians might be evil and they might be duplicitous on various issues, but they are less likely to be full of bullsh!t on virtually every issue. It’s much easier to deal with a counterparty who you know is acting in self-interest even if it is opposed to your own interest than it is to deal with a two-faced backstabber.

  • Scientists Propose Plan to Suck CO2 Greenhouse Gas From Air, Turn Into Fuel

    06/08/2018 2:26:40 PM PDT · 56 of 101
    Skepolitic to facedown

    Here’s the way this process works:

    CO2 Extraction from Air:
    Air + MWh Energy + $Billions from suckers -> CO2 + Air

    Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis:
    2 H2O + MWh Energy + $Billions from suckers -> 2 H2 + O2

    Methane from CO2 and Hydrogen:
    CO2 + 4 H2 + MBtu Energy + $Billions from suckers -> CH4 + 2 H2O

    Steam Methane Reforming:
    CH4 + H2O + MBtu Energy + $Billions from suckers -> CO + 3 H2

    Fischer-Tropsch Gas-to-Liquids:
    (2n + 1) H2 + n CO + MBtu Energy + $Billions from suckers -> CnH(2n+2) + n H2O

    Suckers include taxpayers, investors, and customers if this process were ever commercialized (it won’t).

    Every step requires energy and billions of dollars from suckers. The laws of thermodynamics are such that it is impossible that energy inputs would be less than or equal to the energy contained in the product fuel. Absolutely impossible. The absurdity of the process is such that energy inputs would be several times the energy contained in product fuel. The energy balance is so bad that it makes corn ethanol look good as an alternative fuel.

  • English Judge Says Solution to Knife Crime is to Remove the Point

    06/08/2018 6:52:04 AM PDT · 30 of 67
    Skepolitic to marktwain

    This is common sense knife control.

    However, I’m a bit surprised that Her Majesty’s Government didn’t start by requiring pointy knife registration. I suppose the British population is sufficiently obedient to comply even if there isn’t a knife registry.

    What a pathetic situation.

  • Trey Gowdy: Come On, The FBI Didn’t “Spy” On Trump

    05/30/2018 3:13:08 PM PDT · 95 of 136
    Skepolitic to Red Steel

    Either the FBI spied on the Trump campaign using Stefan Halper, or they got played by Stefan Halper.

    Either way, it’s pretty bad, but the former is much worse than the latter.

  • Capitalism vs. Socialism

    05/30/2018 7:31:48 AM PDT · 20 of 42
    Skepolitic to Kaslin

    The problem is that the vast majority of Americans are socialists to one degree or another. And, to a very large extent, the

    Of course, virtually every government employee and virtually every government contractor believes that the function of his bureau either provides an essential public good that markets will not supply or is inherently a natural monopoly that must be socialized. That holds whether the function is national defense, the Post Office, the production and display of great art such as “Piss Christ”, or research into the mating habits of fruit flies under the influence of cocaine.

    Once hooked on welfare, and facing astronomical marginal income tax rates if they attempt to earn their own way, recipients of Medicaid, food stamps, Section 8, AFDC, SSDI, etc. have almost insurmountable incentives to favor maintenance of the socialist status quo.

    But these two groups are not adequately large or influential to demand government expansion, nor do they provide the resources necessary to fund the government. So, Americans typically receive thirteen to seventeen years of socialist indoctrination in government schools. Continuously reinforced by propaganda in the news and entertainment media, this socialist indoctrination causes the vast majority of Americans to believe all sorts of nonsense about the benevolence and wisdom of government and its public servants.

  • Valerie Jarrett: What You Won't Hear on the Evening Newx

    05/29/2018 4:16:40 PM PDT · 49 of 85
    Skepolitic to huckfillary

    The apes in Planet of the Apes are, for the most part, intelligent and sympathetic creatures. I’ve no doubt that she is intelligent, but everything I have read about Jarret’s upbringing, private conduct, and politics is vile.

    Roseanne owes an apology to Pierre Boulle for maligning the characters of his book and movie adaptations.

  • "Tommy this, an' Tommy that ...an' Tommy go away"

    05/29/2018 9:08:01 AM PDT · 42 of 51
    Skepolitic to Rummyfan

    It ain’t just Britain.

    The US did the virtually same thing to Sam Bacile for making the anti-Islamist film that allegedly sparked the Clinton-Benghazi scandal. Both Robinson and Bacile were on probation for criminal offenses at the time of their anti-Islamist activities that provoked official ire.

    However, Bacile had a much more checkered past than Robinson. Robinson’s earlier conviction, “mortgage fraud”, was probably trumped up where Bacile’s earlier criminal activities were more serious and proven.

  • Tom Steyer Mother's Day Ad: All Young Republicans Are Charlottesville White Nationalists

    05/11/2018 5:23:13 PM PDT · 43 of 62
    Skepolitic to yarddog

    It means that the word “racist” has been so overused that progressives had to come up with something that sounded worse.

  • Tom Steyer Mother's Day Ad: All Young Republicans Are Charlottesville White Nationalists

    05/11/2018 5:21:39 PM PDT · 42 of 62
    Skepolitic to Altura Ct.

    This is cause for rejoicing, folks, because this is how the Democrats lose in 2018 and 2020.

    I heartily endorse this Democrat strategy.

  • Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In US since 2009

    05/11/2018 6:51:02 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    Skepolitic to Wallace T.

    You’re correct that the Russkies still have a Russkie mentality despite the transition from the USSR to the Russian Federation. The same could be said of the transition from monarchy to the USSR.

    However, I don’t think Nuremberg trials would be the right model for the crimes of former USSR officials. The horrific criminals of the USSR’s history were pretty much all dead or decrepit by 1990. Also, Nuremberg trials first required that Germany to be conquered and occupied by their enemies’ armies. This precondition did not obtain with the collapse of the USSR.

    A truth and reconciliation commission along the lines of that employed by South Africa following apartheid would have been more effective.

    Even if the Russians did not have a truth and reconciliation commission on the crimes of Marxism, Western Europeans and Americans should have had their own truth and reconciliation commissions to demonstrate just how evil Marxism is and to discover the extent to which it had corrupted Western European and American political, educational, media, and religious institutions. The lesson from the USSR should have been that what is now called progressivism in the US is a deceptively evil ideology. Bernie Sanders should be an object of disgrace rather than a US Senator who had a shot to be president. But the Marxists in Western European and American institutions did not recant; they did not go away. Instead, Marxists, sympathizers, and useful idiots retained their influential positions among Western elites, went on an ideological counterattack in Western Europe and the Americas, and were so effective that most young Americans have a favorable opinion of socialism.

  • Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In US since 2009

    05/11/2018 6:20:09 AM PDT · 25 of 27
    Skepolitic to joethedrummer

    American progressives will never forgive Russia for abandoning Marxism.

    The NPR article was written for an American progressive audience that is overwhelmingly hostile towards Russia precisely because its government has become conservative.

    Rather than advocating for international socialism, the Russian government is nationalistic. Rather than advocating an atheist ideology, the Russian government encourages the Orthodox Church. Rather than advocating every form of sexual deviance with the objective of destroying normal family relationships, the Russian government supports the traditional family.

    In other words, the Russian government is everything that the American progressive hoi polloi despises.

    More importantly, the Russian government is everything that the American progressive elite despises.

    Rather than kowtow to the financiers of Wall Street and the City of London, the Russian government has its own dysfunctional financial system. Rather than kowtow to the CEOs of large multinational corporations seeking to do business in Russia, the Russians have their own dysfunctional system of enterprise. And, rather than kowtow to progressive US foreign policies that are hostile to Russia’s interests (for example, NATO expansion and US support for Syrian terrorists who are al-Qaeda sympathizers), the Russian government acts in its own national interest.

    American progressives simply cannot forgive such behavior in the international community. When they encounter an article like this, their preconceived notion is “Russia bad” and “US conservatives bad”, and they conclude that American conservatives are even more evil than they had thought previously because “bad US conservatives colluding with bad Russia.” It’s pure NPR propaganda.

    Russia does not pose a serious or unmanageable problem for the future of America. The ideology of American progressives is the problem. Unfortunately, Americans have become so indoctrinated in progressivism, which is really just a synonym for Marxism, that a GOP Congress can’t even cut funding to NPR.

  • About that FBI ‘Source’

    05/10/2018 9:11:29 PM PDT · 74 of 217
    Skepolitic to tennmountainman

    Carter Page may have been far out of the loop, but he was an expat with long experience in Russia and with ties to Russians with Kremlin connections. Maybe his background was suspicious enough to substantiate a wiretap warrant based upon the dirty dossier. Maybe all the G-Men wanted was to wiretap the Trump campaign to help Hillary.

    However, I suspect that the mole, whoever it was, was an integral part of the insurance policy. After all, look how well the defeated Democrats have undermined the 2016 election results at every turn.

    Whatever happened, none dare call it treason.

  • About that FBI ‘Source’

    05/10/2018 8:56:07 PM PDT · 72 of 217
    Skepolitic to tennmountainman

    Carter Page may have been far out of the loop, but he was an expat with long experience in Russia and with ties to Russians with Kremlin connections. Maybe his background was suspicious enough to substantiate a wiretap warrant based upon the dirty dossier. Maybe all the G-Men wanted was to wiretap the Trump campaign to help Hillary.

    However, I suspect that the mole, whoever it was, was an integral part of the insurance policy. After all, look how well the defeated Democrats have undermined the 2016 election results at every turn.

    Whatever happened, none dare call it treason.

  • US Government protecting identity of American diplomat who forced woman to perform oral sex

    05/10/2018 12:50:42 PM PDT · 32 of 43
    Skepolitic to silverleaf

    It’s pretty easy to narrow down the location from the redacted report. A few key facts from the report:

    #1. The Director, Office of Western Hemisphere, announced the perp’s assignment as Financial Attaché.
    #2. Various times in the report are given as CST.
    #3. The event happened at an embassy, not a consulate.

    The time zone suggests either Mexico City, Mexico or Bogata, Colombia.

    Given the length of the redacted location, I’d bet it’s Bogata since it fits almost perfectly. Mexico City would only fit if it were referred to as Mexico, Mexico, which is the typical way Mexicans refer to the city but not Norteamericanos.

    The perp is a GS-13. Though the report describes a serious crime, it’s not like it’s high level government corruption per se. It may, however, reflect the corrosive effect of high level government corruption, the sort of thing that has occurred in State, Justice, and FBI.

  • New Evidence Shows McCain Helped Fund FBI Plot to Frame Trump; Backed Bogus Russian Trump Dossier

    05/09/2018 9:24:31 PM PDT · 46 of 73
    Skepolitic to DesertRhino

    Disband the FBI root and branch, and let its name be said no more.

    Let any remaining good FBI employees apply for a job with the Federal Marshalls Service.

  • Hillary Clinton: 'It is the beginning of the end of freedom'

    05/07/2018 1:25:01 PM PDT · 61 of 71
    Skepolitic to GrandJediMasterYoda

    I think it’s worse than sedition.

    Is Hillary confessing to a conspiracy to commit treason?

    After all, the Hillary campaign and the DNC hired a law firm to hire a political consultant to hire a foreign ex-spy to gather information about Trump from Russian agents. It was Team Hillary and its agents in the “intelligence community” who distributed Russian disinformation to anti-Trump journalists. Team Hillary’s agents in the FBI used the Russian disinformation to get wiretaps on the Trump campaign. And, now, Team Hillary’s attorneys in the so-called Justice Department are engaged in soft coup against the constitutionally elected President.

    Meanwhile, some Russians launched an ineffective internet disinformation campaign on a shoestring budget that, if ignored by the government, would have had virtually zero impact on either popular opinion or election results. For next to no cost, Team Hillary has taken this information to exacerbate the partisan divide, cripple a presidency, and corrupt the law enforcement and intelligence functions of government.

    Maybe, just maybe, the quid pro quo for Russian contributions to the Clinton Foundation involved more than just facilitating a business deal.

    But none dare call it treason.

  • McCain says he regrets choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate

    05/06/2018 10:55:29 AM PDT · 148 of 198
    Skepolitic to SeekAndFind

    Anticipating his demise, the progressive media is getting ahead of the curve in their praise of McCain for his criticism of all things conservative.

    These are the same progressive journalists who, in 2008, had discovered that McCain was in the pockets of oligarchs and a closet racist who spoke to his deplorable supporters in code words.

    Nobody seems to remember that Obama supporter retired Gen. Wesley Clark criticized McCain on Face the Nation: “I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president.” Then, seeming to have the Obama campaign’s permission to besmirch McCain’s military record, progressive media issued commentary far more demeaning than Trump’s definition of a hero.

    The progressive media loved McCain’s “maverick” participation with Democratic Senators in resisting any conservative domestic initiative. But, of course, progressives would pull out the stops if McCain was no longer useful, which would be the case if he defeated Obama (or Hillary.) McCain is a textbook example of a useful idiot.