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Posts by slowhandluke

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  • Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors this summer

    05/03/2015 9:27:32 AM PDT · 23 of 41
    slowhandluke to JimRed
    But a few frogmarched off in cuffs to federal prison will cure that!

    Dream on, but remember that Corzine is still a free man. Only peons get frogmarched into jail.

    As we've found out via Clinton Cash, and the lack of verification for credit card money in the 2008 Obama campaign, a lot of the campaign money is already anonymous, at least as far as you and I and the FEC is concerned.

    There is no way for big money to be anonymous to the candidate. They are always told when the big checks are coming, from who, and when they arrive and clear. They need to know who to thank, and how to thank them.

    All a law about anonymous political contributions would do is to legalize everything Hillary did as noted in the book 'Clinton Cash'. It would put a public 'for sale to highest bidder' on the White House front lawn, to replace the hidden one tattooed on Hillary's butt.

  • Pentagon Calls Russian Claim Of U.S. Troops In Eastern Ukraine 'Ridiculous'

    04/23/2015 12:51:43 PM PDT · 9 of 17
    slowhandluke to free_life
    Europe should have sent forces to eastern Ukraine a long time ago, damm idiots.

    Why? The Ukraine is not part of NATO or any other European defence agreement.

    The West joined with Soros to foment a coup to start this mess. Send in Soros and his NGO friends to the front lines to fix this - or preferably to die trying, which would solve a lot of the world's troubles.

  • Conservatives zero in on constitutional convention plan

    04/05/2015 1:42:52 PM PDT · 84 of 101
    slowhandluke to cotton1706
    We can't get TPTB to follow the laws today, so the fix is to change the laws?

    Changing the laws is a fool's errand until we actually get back to being closer to a government of laws, not men.

  • Fed up with Garmin GPS -- any suggestions?

    03/26/2015 9:01:12 AM PDT · 114 of 126
    slowhandluke to EinNYC
    I've got a recent TomTom, lifetime updates. It doesn't start up right away if it's cold (10 degrees or less), apparently the battery needs to warm up first.

    I haven't noticed that it fails in hot weather, but I don't park where it is in the sun, and NJ doesn't have that much hot weather. With LiOn or Nimh batteries, I'd expect that an overwarm condition would be monitored to prevent fires. So, don't leave it on the dash if you are in Arizona.

    I prefer a separate GPS, as I don't want incoming calls to shift away from the map. So I live with the limits of a map & search engine on the local device, rather than on a server farm.

    Every now and then, I do find it hard to find points of interest, as it doesn't have as potent a search engine as googles. For example, I never could find the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission through the TomTom search.

  • Beware of Single Issue-ism, Folks

    03/23/2015 2:27:06 PM PDT · 18 of 46
    slowhandluke to servo1969
    There's good, and there is good enough.

    Good enough means you don't give in on anything that is lethal to liberty - immigration, second amendment, etc.

    Immigration and gun control are pretty immediate threats to liberty. Obamacare and banking failure will drive us to poverty, and the immigrants and young folks inducted into Howard Zinn's reality will cry out for a strong man to fix things.

    We've done this 'perfect/good' two step so many times, that anything really conservative is now considered the unobtainable perfect thing.

  • Getting It Wrong about the Death Penalty

    03/21/2015 8:20:17 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    slowhandluke to FunkyZero

    But the alternative to throwing the switch is bribing some other person to act as jailer, which is a dehumanizing job.

  • PARODY... It wasn't the Truck

    03/18/2015 9:32:18 AM PDT · 29 of 48
    slowhandluke to rey
    You have the logic wrong. It's not the number of deaths from measles that should be used here, but the total number of deaths from all causes.

    The number of expected reports would be determined by a combination of the total vaccinations and total deaths. There'd be a lot of reports of deaths that were not caused by the vaccine, but just coincidental in time.

    Since kids get a lot of vaccinations these days, almost any death of a child should get reported, barring those caused by car accidents and other such obvious causes.

  • "Self Medication" is Ontological Onanism

    03/01/2015 7:12:30 PM PST · 28 of 28
    slowhandluke to Vaquero
    I believe a good deal of human history can be explained by alcohol use.

    How right you are: How Beer Saved the World

  • Oklahoma legislative committee questions legality of Advanced Placement courses in public schools

    02/17/2015 11:08:49 AM PST · 10 of 40
    slowhandluke to labyrinth
    The AP math book isn't significantly different in price than the remedial math book, and the teachers for both classes ride the same seniority based pay scales.

    You aren't paying extra for AP.

  • A Man's View of 50 Shades Of Grey

    02/14/2015 5:30:48 AM PST · 31 of 93
    slowhandluke to Rennes Templar
    100 million people read one man’s carnal fantasy,

    make that one woman's carnal fantasy.

  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 5:54:14 AM PST · 27 of 57
    slowhandluke to Revelation 911
    we ought to be a bit more discreet in our consumption over all

    The more paleo I go, the more my appetite is controlled. Fats and protein satiate, grains don't. Be discreet about the grains & sugar, but don't be a worrywart about the fats & protein.

  • The Herd That Has the Immunity

    02/08/2015 9:35:34 AM PST · 7 of 25
    slowhandluke to Dalek
    this bit of left-winger stupidity

    And what bit of stupidity would that be? That the government doesn't own your kids?

    They didn't say avoid vaccination, they said the government should not be able to force vaccination.

  • Your ♡bamaCare!!! Fail of the Day

    01/15/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · 33 of 35
    slowhandluke to Sir_Ed
    We all can't spend a million bucks on just one more year to watch the grandkids. There just isn't that much money.

    At no point is it moral to force other folks to pay for your last year.

  • Health Care Rationing: ‘Secret’ British NHS Policy Won’t Send Ambulances to Terminally Ill Patients

    01/14/2015 2:29:41 PM PST · 33 of 45
    slowhandluke to fatnotlazy
    “The med schools, for whatever reason, are not putting out enough doctors.”

    It's not an unknown reason. Remember HillaryCare? One of her ways to reduce cost was to reduce the number of doctors, and do so by denying Certificate-of-Need for new med schools, and reducing the amount of Fed aid for medical student slots.

  • Cruz: Abolish The IRS

    01/12/2015 8:36:12 PM PST · 84 of 129
    slowhandluke to PapaNew
    FLAT TAX - yes! Preferably as close a possible to 10%. EVERYBODY the same. SIMPLE. Throw away the 74,000-page tax code.

    Really? There's 74,000 pages to describe a simple progressive tax rate?

    There's about 10 pages describing the tax rates, and 73,990 pages describing what is and isn't income. Talk to any business owner about simply deciding what is and isn't a valid business expense. There's always something the IRS can niggle on.

    As long as you have an income tax, the question of deciding what is and isn't income will get hairy - there's too much money involved for it not draw lots of lawsuits and pay lots of lobbyists for exemptions and special clauses.

    The income tax is what needs to go.

  • Cruz: Abolish The IRS

    01/12/2015 8:25:00 PM PST · 82 of 129
    slowhandluke to 2ndDivisionVet
    “We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer,” he said Monday at Heritage Action’s 2015 conservative policy summit. ”And I’ll tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS.”

    He's not being honest here. As long as you have a tax code, you will have an IRS to audit and enforce it. It might get renamed, but will be the same entity.

    Only by getting rid of any and all forms of income tax will you get the Feds out of your financial life. That includes all means-tested payments, from school loans and grants to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.

    Lots of folks, like divorce lawyers and bank loan officers would really prefer that we still have to regularly declare our income on forms with big penalties for lying, not to think of the legion of CPAs who'd be out of work if form 1040 went away.

    As long as he's talking about a flat tax, he's talking about keeping the IRS, though the name may change.

  • What Pedophile Pals Say About Jeffrey Epstein...

    01/04/2015 6:48:00 AM PST · 18 of 21
    slowhandluke to PLMerite
    The age of consent in the UK is 16.

    Not relevant. The party was in Florida where the age of consent is 18.

  • Truth is, There's No One Behind the Wheel

    01/03/2015 1:03:25 PM PST · 31 of 32
    slowhandluke to Kaslin
    The Franklin School decided that you didn't have to run the government, or the economy to rule. You run the institutions, and importantly the schools. Look at the singleness of thought in all the education establishment, and you will see that they have been pretty successful.

    Jonah is looking in the wrong place for the folks who want to steal his liberty. They are instead going to steal the minds of his kids and grandkids, who will then steal his liberty.

  • 'Cancer is the best way to die' says UK medical expert

    01/01/2015 2:27:52 PM PST · 46 of 90
    slowhandluke to the scotsman
    If it takes a case of cancer to tell you that you are mortal and need to plan such things, you are an idiot.

    Death when young is hard on the family no matter how it occurs. Death at 79 is not unexpected, again, no matter how it occurs.

  • IRS mistakenly penalizes Christine O’Donnell a second time, placed levy on bank accounts

    12/26/2014 9:32:09 AM PST · 62 of 82
    slowhandluke to Smokin' Joe
    Flat tax or sales tax, but a flat tax will rid us of most of the agency.

    A flat tax does nothing. The progressive tax rates are simple arithmetic, a 4th 8th grader should be able to do the math [ed. for common core teaching].

    All the effort in the tax computation is in determining what is and isn't taxable income. You don't get rid of this until you get rid of the income tax in all its forms.

    And since the Fair Tax includes a income related prebate, you don't get rid of the IRS there either.

    Even a pure sales tax doesn't get rid of the IRS, as somebody has to collect that Internal Revenue, but it at least cuts it back a bit.

    Unfortunately, even without the 1040 income tax forms, we still have all sorts of government benefits with income based rewards and penalties: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and now ObamaCare. There's a lot of clean up to do.

  • 2,500 new documents ID'd in White House-IRS taxpayer harassment cases

    11/27/2014 5:35:28 AM PST · 29 of 42
    slowhandluke to ConservativeInPA
    A flat consumption tax or flat income tax collected by the states

    The states are governments too. Eventually, the Feds will bribe them to share info.

    A consumption tax works to keep things private, but any form of income tax is still an income tax and requires you to share too much info with the state.

  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    11/22/2014 11:30:29 AM PST · 26 of 46
    slowhandluke to MUDDOG
    Those ambitions are not in tatters.

    He's doing very well in creating a radical transformation of the USA. Between Obamacare taking over health care, and Common Core taking over education, the government will control the future. The Republicans are already talking like amnesty is a done deal, as they won't get serious in fighting it. Amnesty seals the deal on a Democratic majority for the next election and beyond. The next two years is just the ugly fight that the Alinskyites know is required to win. And the Republicans have already given up.

    The GOPe just wants things to run smooth, and they really don't care in which direction things run. So they see any turmoil as a loss, while the Alinskyites see turmoil or crisis as a great opportunity, or even a required opportunity if you want great change.

  • GOP Splits On Blocking Obama’s Amnesty

    11/13/2014 8:00:31 AM PST · 17 of 25
    slowhandluke to nascarnation
    Liberals will form a solid coalition over 80% agreement and conservatives will shred each other over the last 5%.

    It might be just 5%, but the usual situation is that we are arguing if we should go 4% left or 1% right. The GOPe never goes right.

    And I don't agree that the only choice we have is to go fast left with the D party, or slow left with the R party.

  • Obama: 'With or Without Help from Congress, I'm Not Done Making Real Change'

    11/12/2014 11:02:24 AM PST · 46 of 52
    slowhandluke to Grampa Dave
    EbolaObama has become the Baghdad Bob for the rat party.

    More like Adolf in the bunker, delusional, but still able to do harm.

  • Who should or shouldn't be quarantined? (i.e., concerning Chris Christie's NJ quarantine rules)

    11/11/2014 12:41:56 PM PST · 24 of 24
    slowhandluke to Laissez-faire capitalist
    Then governors in the US would than have to quarantine everyone (be they at that point asymptomatic or symptomatic) that came into contact with someone like Hickox or Vinson, even if someone like Hickox or Vinson was asymptomatic, too.

    Yes, pretty much we have to do what was done back in the smallpox days. That's the point of stopping air traffic, so we don't have to get silly here because we let things get out of hand by letting these folks wander around.

    When somebody got smallpox, everybody in the house was quarantined - symptoms or not.

    The bit about not being infections while asymptomatic is a guess by the doctors. I doubt very much you only come infectious at the first symptom, likely it's some hours before.

    Letting exposed but asymptomatic folks wander around until they vomit on the subway is not a good idea. That's why we should strive to keep the number of exposed folks in the USA to zero. How in the world are we going to help Africa if we are consumed with fighting it here?

  • The Department of the Internet

    11/11/2014 5:23:23 AM PST · 31 of 62
    slowhandluke to abb
    Not quite. The ISPs want to be able to charge me for my connection, charge the web sites for their connection, and then charge even more if I actually use that website, and charge the website yet more if that data traffic is more than trivial.

    It'd be like the newspapers charging the advertisers more each time I actually read the ad, or used the coupons they print.

    One way to make this go away is to disallow long term contracts with the ISPs. The ISPs want to charge extra for better access to their customers. With easy customer switching, they'd have to provide some combination of better pricing and better service to retain a customer base.

  • Who should or shouldn't be quarantined? (i.e., concerning Chris Christie's NJ quarantine rules)

    10/29/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT · 13 of 24
    slowhandluke to fruser1
    I think the symptomatic should be quarantined.

    That's obvious, and too late. The USDA quarantines every horse that comes into the country to protect against certain diseases that would destroy that industry. Waiting until symptoms appear is way too late, as by that time the other horses stable together with the first are in trouble.

    Dogs, as well as fruit bats, can carry the ebola virus. Heaven help us if some ebola patient falls over in a park and the local feral dogs check it out. Or a friendly dog simply licks the face of somebody sweating from a slight fever.

    It's just not as simple as the CDC/NIH keep insisting.

  • Can the Navy's $12 Billion Stealth Destroyer Stay Afloat?

    10/22/2014 6:53:24 AM PDT · 9 of 51
    slowhandluke to C19fan
    massive 155mm guns

    Since when are 6" guns 'massive'?

    Yet another historically illiterate journalist.

  • Help to Fully Accept Sikhs in the US Military

    10/17/2014 8:56:09 AM PDT · 30 of 76
    slowhandluke to yefragetuwrabrumuy
    They value their Sikh regiments for their fighting qualities.

    Are you suggesting that we form separate Sikh regiments in the US Army?

    We don't do that. The question is whether a Sikh soldier can be held to standards different from the non-Sikh standing next to him. That leads to trouble.

    Now, we do have women held to different standards, so I suppose we could say to hell with standards. Which is likely what will happen.

  • The Kobani slaughter (Kurds)

    10/13/2014 8:49:24 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    slowhandluke to Texas Fossil
    This is happening as Obama wants. He could have just declared a free-fire zone for any and all tanks, artillery or other military equipment in the ISIS area, especially US equipment. Instead, he bombed a few refineries and other things that might have an impact in a year or two.

    Had ISIS been limited to hand held weapons, the Kurds would have stood a chance. Neither Obama nor the Turks wanted the Kurds to win.

  • 2nd person who got ebola was wearing FULL PROTECTIVE GEAR as recommended by the CDC per presser!

    10/12/2014 6:27:03 AM PDT · 85 of 306
    slowhandluke to BuffaloJack
    Ok, one strain does not affect humans, but that's not the question here.

    The question is whether the current human-affecting virus share the Reston strain's ability to float on air currents. The evidence suggests that it does.

    I would certainly treat it as if it does, considering the high risk involved.

  • Another Ebola Risk: It Eats Logic

    10/11/2014 7:19:21 AM PDT · 33 of 58
    slowhandluke to Kaslin
    He's delusional and has his history wrong.

    American Samoa used an effective maritime blockade in 1918 to prevent the Spanish flu from coming in from neighboring islands.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2570822/

    Of course, just checking visas to the USA isn't going to be good enough. We have to block them to anywhere in the western hemisphere as we don't protect our southern border.

    Nothing is perfect, quarantines help, shut the damn door.

  • Obama Says His Policies, That Have Kept You in the Unemployment Lines,

    10/08/2014 1:34:51 PM PDT · 10 of 17
    slowhandluke to Kaslin
    Legendary GOP campaign strategist Lee Atwater was guided by a political maxim he called the Napoleonic rule: Never interfere with the enemy when it is in the process of defeating itself.

    If you are a legendary political genius, this may work.

    But in all the time since Atwater, all this approach has done is to give the other team time to get their balance back. Stopping your own attack is not just not interfering with the enemy, it's aiding them.

    In politics, when your opponent is off balance, keep pushing. Is it possible that the press can make you look like the bad guy being mean to the poor little liberal? Of course, and that's what they do to Republicans and Conservatives no matter what - so handle it.

  • Democrats Are Poised To Hold The Senate, And It’s Conservative’s Fault

    09/21/2014 6:20:30 AM PDT · 109 of 507
    slowhandluke to Kaslin
    Supreme Court? Really, McConnell will approve any warm body that Obama asks for.

    There should be no RINOs in any safe conservative seat. Each one is a vote for Obama's agenda when needed.

  • Rapist Who Can't Bear Prison to Be Euthanized

    09/16/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT · 40 of 54
    slowhandluke to jsanders2001
    I'm all for reducing the number of prison guards, as it is a job that is not healthy for the guards, especially if you regard prison as punishment - that eventually abrades on the guards sense of prisoners as human.

    So get rid of any such incurably violent SOBs as this rapist/murderer.

  • Christian Website Yanks A Column Condemning Islam

    09/14/2014 9:53:39 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    slowhandluke to OneWingedShark
    If Jesus can destroy the plague that is Sin, then he can destroy the plague that is Islam. To be dismissive of evangelizing is to be dismissive of the transformative power of God.

    I suppose you could look at it that way. Or, you could say that in 1400 years, evangelizing muslims hasn't worked without being backed up by the sword.

  • Who’s Behind the Push to Give Illegal Aliens Driver’s Licenses…in Texas?

    09/13/2014 12:07:14 PM PDT · 14 of 32
    slowhandluke to Eva
    Done right - an illegal gets a driver's license with the restriction that it is good for a one-way trip to the appropriate border.

    A driver's license granted to an illegal immigrant should come attached to a deportation order.

  • The Two Sides Of the "Convert Or Die" Coin

    09/05/2014 8:18:16 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    slowhandluke to Sherman Logan
    I object not to Islamist beliefs but to Islamist actions.

    But the first drives the second. Leave the belief in place, and we just have to keep fighting the resulting actions for the next 1500 years.

    Which was the point of requiring unconditional surrender in the face of the Nazi and Samurai racial superiority beliefs. We provided evidence to the contrary about those beliefs.

    Unfortunately, Islam has proved resistant to evidence to the contrary for 1500 years, and the Robertsons are right.

  • Doctor Kills Depressed Woman in Euthanasia, Doesn’t Tell Family Until Next Day

    09/05/2014 8:08:58 AM PDT · 17 of 28
    slowhandluke to yldstrk
    People suffering from depression are correct. It’s the ones that don’t suffer from depression that are nuts, thinking everything will be alright. It won’t. It isn’t.

    Not always. The author Amy Tan fell into deep depression. It turned out to be caused by Lyme's disease and was totally treatable.

    Spirochetes like syphilis and borrellia love to mess around in nerve tissue. Penicillin emptied the insane asylum of all the tertiary syphilis cases. Borrellia is unlikely to be the only bug that can cause depression. The doc's just don't look for such causes for depression.

    Killing the depressed is the easy way out for the doctor and the state. The state saves money, the doctor gets to think that they did something for the patient.

  • Sen. Coburn: Let’s change Constitution

    09/03/2014 5:07:32 PM PDT · 37 of 82
    slowhandluke to markomalley
    A foolish effort.

    The current problem is having the federal government follow the constitution as it is written. We have to fix that before any change to words on paper will have any meaning.

    If we can't stop the left in their continual degradation of the meaning of the current constitution, any new constitution will also fail.

    This is a risky roll of the dice. The conservatives can't win on relatively small stuff, like eliminating the Dept of Education, but think they can control a constitutional convention? Not one chance in hell.

    What this gives the left is one big chance to stuff the election box and win it all.

  • The Feds’ Charter School Supervision

    08/29/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    slowhandluke to cloudmountain
    The BEST students MUST stay in the public schools as role models and to keep academic standards high.

    Oh great, sacrifice the better students for the lesser.

    Academic standards don't depend on the student body, but on what standards the teachers and parents enforce.

  • Putin/Cronies Operate Aggressive, Criminal State-w/in-a-State Void of Philosophy, Principle or Shame

    08/29/2014 8:18:42 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    slowhandluke to Reaganite Republican
    "Putin/Cronies Operate Aggressive, Criminal State-w/in-a-State Void of Philosophy, Principle or Shame"

    A rather vacuous argument. Shame has never had a place in the geopolitical world, except the shame of losing. Putin definitely has principles, just not any principle that a European or American politician would publicly claim, no matter how much they hold to some of them in private. Putin likes power, wants to hold power, wants to expand the Russian State, is a Russian nationalist.

    As to philosophy, I'm not sure how to distinguish that from principles, as one supports the other. To say that someone with that much focused drive doesn't have a philosophy is simply silly. Even if it's a simple as "Winning is Everything", he's got a philosophy driving him.

    Putin knows what he wants, and is reasonably clear about it. He's just a better political chess player than anybody on the USA team.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 7:49:58 AM PDT · 14 of 87
    slowhandluke to CitizenUSA

    Get a warrant? This was private property, not public. No warrant needed to tell him to move on.

  • St. Paul police defend skyway arrest; charges dismissed

    08/29/2014 7:48:51 AM PDT · 13 of 87
    slowhandluke to camle
    If this was a public street, you'd have a point.

    But the Minneapolis skyways have never been public. They are owned by the buildings they connect. They are private walkways.

  • Dear House GOP: Don’t Sue Obama

    08/08/2014 8:17:23 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    slowhandluke to WriteOn
    Oh right. Conservative & Republicans aren't supposed to do anything that the left might use for fundraising.

    I.e., we aren't to do anything, because anything we do will be used by the left for fundraising.

    The only reason to delay impeachment is to wait until we have more support in the Senate. However, the very act of waiting can be seen as the cowardice of the Rino and an unwillingness to go to impeachment. Certainly there is nothing in the record to suggest that Boehner and co. have the necessary appendages to try this, or the skill to win.

    The Republicans will once again try to make this a bloodless, legalistic jury trial, when it really needs to make its case to the public first & win the public first. They aren't even attempting to win the public over on the subject of the lawsuit, or are horribly ineffective at it.

    Clinton was right, it's all about the campaign. Obama has raised that idea to an art form. When it comes to winning over the public, the Republicans have left the field.

    I'm thinking the lawsuit should be a nasty solution, not just a preliminary. If it's treated as a dry, legal argument, the public will get behind Obama. The press will show it as a case of little men nipping at the heel of a giant. Unless the case is made that the giant is a pile of crap, we lose. And that case must be made in public. The court result doesn't matter if we win the public.

  • Why Ebola’s nothing to worry about

    08/06/2014 2:50:51 PM PDT · 43 of 46
    slowhandluke to SeekAndFind
    In any given year from 1492 until 2013, Ebola was a small worry here in the USA.

    Ebola itself is still a small worry this week for any given person. What is worrying is the hubris of folks bringing it over here when they could not contain the africanized honey bee, kudzu, the japanese beetle, etc.

    The problem isn't the low risk of an epidemic, the problem is that the cost of an Ebola epidemic is so huge. Risk % * cost = expected result. The expected result of an Ebola epidemic is very bad.

    Read Taleb's 'The Black Swan' for a presentation on how small risks with huge costs (or sometimes huge rewards) are to be treated more seriously than we currently do.

  • The Organist is Dead

    08/04/2014 10:58:06 AM PDT · 26 of 27
    slowhandluke to TexasFreeper2009

    I don’t mind organ music, and can enjoy it if the organist is young enough. I’m of the belief that as older organists lose hearing in the higher ranges, they just pull out the stops a bit further to compensate. And when played like that, it sounds like someone is torturing cats. They don’t seem to hear the screams, but it can drive me from the church.

  • Russian Totalitarian Impulse Is A Feature, Not A Bug

    07/22/2014 8:59:03 PM PDT · 6 of 17
    slowhandluke to Tailgunner Joe
    "This plane crash is a result of the Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine, an operation deliberately designed to create legal, political and military chaos. Without this chaos, a surface-to-air missile would not have been fired at a passenger plane.

    And if the CIA/Soros hadn't formented a coup in Ukraine, the Russians would not have gotten involved. The political chaos is a CIA/Soros creation. The military chaos was to be expected.

    That the Russians would intervene, and with a heavy hand was entirely predictable. Taking the Black Sea ports away from Russia was not going to happen peacefully.

    Poke the hornet's nest and somebody will get stung.

    This is just another CIA/State Department snafu, it just blew up a bit faster than most of their mistakes.

  • Former NY mayor flying to Israel in protest of FAA flight ban

    07/22/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT · 13 of 21
    slowhandluke to dfwgator
    For once, Props to Mayor Bloomberg.

    Nah. This just shows his sociopathic narcissism. He wants to fly to Israel, no matter how risky. But nobody should have be able to buy a Big Gulp.

    For somebody who supports Big Gov getting into our lives, he should just bend over and take it when Big Gov interferes with his life.

  • MatterFab Reveals Their Affordable Metal 3D Printer, ‘An Order of Magnitude Cheaper’

    07/19/2014 9:01:17 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    slowhandluke to TalBlack
    In any case, it strikes me that investing in this sort of thing now is not unlike investing in ‘micro computers’ back in the late 70’s.

    I was thinking the same thing - somebody is going to get rich, but the great majority of these companies are going to fail.

    Wish I knew which was which.