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  • Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

    01/28/2015 12:29:07 AM PST · 17 of 37
    The KG9 Kid to ilgipper

    What will finally break you from the PC is buying a Mac that can run Windows 7 in a virtual machine like a desktop app window at only about an 8% performance hit versus Windows running natively on the same hardware. You need Windows, you just tab to it.

    Slowly, you find yourself not needing Windows for a thing anymore unless you’re slaved to a Microsoft shop in your workplace requirements — and there’s not a lot of people in IT who absolutely have to run Windows natively on the machine right in front of them when logging into their workplace PC via VPN will do. Does that describe you or not?

    Once you stop needing Windows, you’re officially a non-smoker. You just wake up one morning and realize you don’t smoke their lousy cigarettes anymore.

    If you’ve got all Apple gear but still use a PC desktop, you’re really hobbling yourself for no good reason unless you can think of one right now. Microsoft sure can’t come up with one.

    Microsoft Corporation has pretty much proven to the world in the three latest versions of Windows that no typical user needs them anymore, and we’re just about to see if anyone wants their operating system for *free*.

  • Pelosi searches for a game plan

    01/26/2015 3:47:19 PM PST · 10 of 18
    The KG9 Kid to Second Amendment First
    "... Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority"

    I know! Listen!:

    Gun control! That's always a sure-fire winner to rally the Democratic base! Isn't it time for America's yearly referendum on guns?

    Oh! And what about African-Americans: They face all SORTS of problems, and everyone in America wants to grab the jumper cables and come running when African-American issues are at the forefront.

    These issues can't miss. There's no risk!

    There. That's my advice for anti-Speaker Pelosi: Guns and blacks. Blacks and guns. Blick-black-blackity-black-black-gun-diddy-gun-diddy-gun-gun-guns! Blacks-'n-guns! Say it with me!

  • US charges Russian 'spies' suspected of trying to recruit New Yorkers

    01/26/2015 12:54:56 PM PST · 8 of 17
    The KG9 Kid to tcrlaf
  • Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up

    01/26/2015 12:13:09 PM PST · 46 of 113
    The KG9 Kid to 9thLife
    What we have here is one alleged anecdote from an attendee at Davos from this 'Institute of New Economic Thinking' (a George Soros-funded liberal-assed think tank out of New York City) who claims that the ultra wealthy are prepping to head for the bottom of the planet when the big economic tsunami of collapse finally comes.

    Why, they're all going to fly one-way down to New Zealand and live at the foot of a soggy-moss glacier amongst the mountain sheep along with the middle class Gulfstream pilots who flew them there. Oh, uh huh.

    What then? I dunno... When the MREs run out I suppose that they'll pull the palm fronds from atop the Gulfstream and fly back home once they're convinced things have settled down -- that is, unless the pilots haven't killed the ultra wealthy guy to steal his spectacles to light campfires in order to perform the sacrificial dance to their new fly-covered god.

    Pardon me if I discount this claim as malarkey.

  • Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

    01/25/2015 1:11:45 PM PST · 6 of 9
    The KG9 Kid to Engraved-on-His-hands
    "... Get back with us when you support our values."

    Then you might want to articulate those values so the rest of us (and them) can know what they are. I'm never quite certain what they are, considering the nature of vigorous debate between what appears to me to be like-minded 'evangelicals'.

    If you're talking about ending a lot of the slimy things we see with the coarsening of American culture these days, I'm all on board. We share those values.

    If you're talking about codifying Biblical-based teachings into American law, we may have a significant problem.

    If you're demanding that the GOP accept values in the national platform that the universe is only 6000 years old and that much of science is Satanic fraud meant to confuse mankind, then you might want to find another political party that supports those values.

  • Argentine Prosecutor Death in Iran Terror Case Gets Curiouser

    01/23/2015 12:10:29 PM PST · 11 of 16
    The KG9 Kid to Rusty0604

    Isn’t it adorable how South American nations act like they’re progressive emerging powers of the 21st Century and not stifled totalitarian kleptocracies run by juntas that liquidate all who oppose them?

  • 'Deflady Brady' uses 30-yard deep pass to secure 2nd TD to bump Colt offense off-balance [Vanity]

    01/23/2015 1:29:53 AM PST · 22 of 114
    The KG9 Kid to Colofornian

    The final score was 45-7.

    Patriots would have won even if they’d have been forced to play using basketballs inflated to 35 psi.

    That the Patriots are known cheating bastards is irrelevant here.

  • New Glock w/optical site base Popular at Shot Show Industry Day at the Range

    01/22/2015 6:46:35 PM PST · 16 of 21
    The KG9 Kid to Vermont Lt
    I know. It sucks.

    Every home-brewed gun video these days has a thirty second Swedish death metal intro with clip-art 3D graphics of lightning bolts shooting in all directions before you finally see some hayseed dressed up like Cooter Coltrane in overalls and WileyX shooting glasses moping in front of the camera out behind his barn.

    Then another forty seconds of introductions and "What we're doing today is gonna fire this hyar Ruger .380 LCP at a wet phone book."

  • Windows 10 isn’t just a step back to the desktop, it’s a step up

    01/22/2015 1:59:15 PM PST · 94 of 96
    The KG9 Kid to McGruff

    Terminable offense too. We’re PCI compliant because we address and store financials. You can’t even modify the Windows System Registry to delete the key that disables the Windows Update Service in the MMC Services module.

  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:47:07 AM PST · 7 of 24
    The KG9 Kid to proxy_user

    Wow. Just read some of the NY Times-picked commentary at the article.

    Why, this wrongly-accused hero from lower Manhattan was just fighting for the people to prevent the Republicans from lining the pockets of their wealthy cronies at the expense of the poor and downtrodden! Are we so hasty to forget the good things this man has done for the people? He’s being hauled before a kangaroo court on trumped-up charges for standing firm against the exploitation of the common folk of New York City!

    New York City liberal democrats are straight-up Stalinists.

  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:27:33 AM PST · 4 of 24
    The KG9 Kid to proxy_user
  • Windows 10 isn’t just a step back to the desktop, it’s a step up

    01/22/2015 8:14:57 AM PST · 90 of 96
    The KG9 Kid to raybbr

    Forbidden by group policy.

  • Windows 10 isn’t just a step back to the desktop, it’s a step up

    01/21/2015 11:21:42 PM PST · 84 of 96
    The KG9 Kid to BuffaloJack

    The worst part of using Windows is developing Windows applications in Windows, thanks to Windows Update:

    My development PC at work will always have lots of applications running: Visual Studio, MSSQL Studio, various SOAP and XML tools, FTP clients, web service testers, Sublime, VB.NET development, Explorer folders opened up across mapped drives nested five directories deep, etc. I have dual screens and fill them both with running apps I need to stay open overnight because I’m actively developing and designing in an Agile environment.

    I need to leave everything the way it’s running so I can pick up where I left off, but I’ll often come into work the next morning and damned if Windows Update didn’t dump a bunch of security patches onto my machine and auto-reboot it in the wee hours of the morning. Takes fifteen minutes of flailing to reopen everything and find the right auto-save temp file created during the forced reboot.

    Between the MS Windows Update and our own separate internal corporate Windows Update site, Microsoft comes and kicks over my sandcastle one or two times a week to apply patches to their F’ed up operating system... And that’s just my dev box I’m talking about; we have zillions of MS Windows Servers that constantly are undergoing reboots and patches and updates all across our enterprise.

    It just flat sucks, but Microsoft just thinks they’re cool. “Hey! We introduced TOUCHSCREEN to the corporate desktop environment to make everything simpatico with your Zune music player and your Nokia Windows Phone and all those Surface RT lap-pad things that are such a big hit! And get THIS: You can TALK to Bing now! Pretty bitchin’, huh? HUH?!”

    No, not bitchin’. Totally gay, actually. Shoot yourselves in the face, Microsoft.

  • Justice Dept. to Recommend No Civil Rights Charges in Ferguson Shooting

    01/21/2015 3:15:47 PM PST · 6 of 22
    The KG9 Kid to Brad from Tennessee

    Down to the last straw, liberals will now ignore this report and proclaim “We’ll never really know the facts...” to leave at least a dangling thread of permanent doubt before they slink away.

  • Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users

    01/21/2015 10:19:53 AM PST · 38 of 122
    The KG9 Kid to McGruff
    I said they'd have to do this in an older FR post.

    No, I'm not going to go dig it up, but I said something like "To get people to adopt the latest version of Windows, they'll eventually resolve to give it away for free like Apple does."

    Oh, the catcalls I drew. Now look.

  • Cop Who Shot Off His Own Finger Points the Finger at Gun Shop

    01/21/2015 8:26:44 AM PST · 67 of 83
    The KG9 Kid to Jed Eckert
    First thing you have to know about gun shops is that far too often the sales staff hired by the owner are absolute boneheads.

    Undeniable in this case that the gun shop guy running the counter handed that cop a loaded gun with the attitude of "Here yuh go. Myuk myuk myuk..." like Billy Bob Thornton from Sling Blade.

  • Military unit blows WWII-era Japanese balloon bomb to ’smithereens’

    01/20/2015 2:54:25 PM PST · 15 of 34
    The KG9 Kid to Theoria

    They still give warnings in schools at some point about Japanese balloon bombs here in Nevada, but I don’t think any have been found in the state.

    I think the Nevada Dept. of Wildlife still has some sort of information about their danger for hunters and hikers.

    Something to think about, I guess. Hikers and hunters continue to find crashed airplanes in the Sierra range that the state hadn’t yet got on record of the location of the debris.

  • Glock new products announced today [G43 single-stack 9mm?]

    01/20/2015 10:30:24 AM PST · 6 of 25
    The KG9 Kid to ctdonath2
    They have new Glocks that mount red-dot 'RMR'-type sights.

    One of them is a long slide 10mm.

  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

    01/20/2015 9:43:47 AM PST · 36 of 41
    The KG9 Kid to Trailerpark Badass

    The recent trend in American law enforcement is going back to the 9mm from the .40 S&W if you weren’t aware.

    You can pick up .40 Glock 23 police trade-ins for a song these days, and still nobody’s interested.

    What’s old is new again, I guess. The bastard caliber .40 S&W round is finally going kerplop.

  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

    01/20/2015 12:52:00 AM PST · 19 of 41
    The KG9 Kid to Blue Jays
    In London, the police who are authorized to carry firearms are almost always seen with long arms (carbines) and not sidearms (handguns).

    I related a story here not long ago when I toured London and the guide mentioned that the police cars with the blaze orange stripe carried the 'Flying Squad' which meant they were armed, while at the same time telling our group that the average London policeman isn't armed like the cops are in America. I pointed out that all I've seen so far are these blaze orange cars and none of the traditional 'bobbies' walking around. The guide sort of hemmed and hawed and mentioned that London was under a heightened terror alert level and that is why armed police were out in force amongst the populace.

    So we finally got in front of the US Embassy in Westminster and we saw all these London police walking around with Heckler and Koch MP5s. The guide pointed out that they're carrying 'machine guns'. I looked closer and saw that the Hk MP5s they carried all had the restricted '0-1' ('Safe', 'Fire') "FBI Lower" receiver which meant they weren't full auto machine guns but semi-automatic 9mm carbines without the capability for select-fire. This is how the American FBI issues the Hk MP5 to field agents when necessary, with the capability to fire one round per trigger pull only. I suppose that the London police adopted the same idea somehow.

    Here's how they looked:

    If you look closely, you can see how the London police armorers have put a wired castle nut bolt on the lower receiver so as to prohibit a policeman from swapping out the semiautomatic-only lower receiver with a full-auto lower receiver without authorization. I thought that was amusing. Anyway, I saw groups of London police walking all over the streets of London armed up like this. Piccadilly Square, the government area around 10 Downing Street near Parliament, etc. I saw more of them than the traditional unarmed police that wear stab-proof vests and the classic 'bobbie' helmet.

    I got home and mentioned this to a gun group board I chat on and someone piped up and said the reason that this is so is because the London police are more comfortable with issuing carbines rather than pistols because the carbine has a more fearsome appearance, offers more accuracy over a pistol since it can be shouldered and mounted with red dot optical sights, and is not as easily lost, misplaced, or stolen as a handgun might be. So, overall: It looks tougher, shoots better, and is easier to account for than a pistol. Other than that, it doesn't perform any better or do anything different than what a holstered pistol does.

    ... but I guess that idea has since changed because you can see all the London police in the picture above are carrying holstered pistols.

  • Michael Moore Fires Back at ‘American Sniper’ Accusations: I Didn’t Mention the Film

    01/19/2015 3:55:42 PM PST · 48 of 86
    The KG9 Kid to cripplecreek
    Michael Moore (@MMFlint):"My uncle killed by sniper in WW2"

    Just for clarification, that sniper was an American GI that thought he was aiming in on a Nazi Zeppelin.

    But honestly now, how can anyone validate that claim? The US Graves Services sent a telegram to the family saying "Please expect casket soon STOP contents include dead uncle STOP by the way he was killed by sniper STOP"?

    His uncle's commanding officer wrote a letter to the bereaved explaining not how he gave his life in service of his country, but "Oh, by the way Milton Moore was shot in the back by a sniper..."?

    The uncle's fellow GIs visited the family of their dead comrade and recounted the tale of how that German/Japanese sniper picked off Uncle Milton as he sat there wolfing down a family size bag of Fritos?

    I'd think that investigation is warranted into this claim that Michael Moore had an uncle who served in WWII to begin with, not to mention whether he actually died in combat. Hell, I'm not convinced he was even on our side.

  • The FBI and Martin Luther King

    01/19/2015 2:12:18 PM PST · 8 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to WhiskeyX
    This reads like a script from the old time radio serial "I Was A Communist For The FBI".
  • Thug’s last words: “I Thought YOU Couldn’t own a Gun in New Jersey”!

    01/17/2015 5:41:17 PM PST · 45 of 52
    The KG9 Kid to Oshkalaboomboom
    Holy living crap. There's defense lawyers in New Jersey that specialize in BB gun criminal defense!

    Um, I do believe that if I were ever charged with criminal possession of an unregistered BB gun in New Jersey, I'd make bail and skip town never to return.

    Just LET them try to extradite me from Nevada for that charge.

  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 1:56:16 PM PST · 34 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to Paladin2
    Desert scrub grows very slowly, but Junipers grow more quickly compared to the rest... Er, I think.

    I'm just saying that rifle would look just as weatherbeaten in less than 40 years as it does now, judging by the furniture. I've seen dilapidated fences all over my local part of Nevada in that shape that I know aren't more than 20 years old. Winter snow and searing Summer heat thrashes exposed woodcut like you can surely appreciate.

    ... Come to think of it, I have a wood plank fence on my property that's only 8 years old that would look just like that rifle stock in a few more years if I hadn't have sprayed it down good with boiled Linseed oil. I've had to repair that fence three times already. Nails are blackened and loose everywhere down the fence line.

    I would like to point out that rifle could easily have never left that spot -- standing or not -- in over 100 years despite whether it's true or not that it had actually been there that long: I'm absolutely certain there's parts of my state that hasn't had a human footstep nearby since the last Pleistocene giant armadillo hunters moved through there 145,000 or more years ago during the last Ice Age.

    (On that note, I met a fellow Nevadan at a Safari Club meet in Reno who found a big flint spearhead out in the local desert, ultimately thinking it was from one of the local Indian tribes. A paleontologist at UNR took one look at it and said it's easily 100,000+ years old.)

    That area where the rifle was found is actually one of the prime Elk hunting zones that big game hunters pray to get assigned a permit tag for in the yearly NDOW lottery. I'm betting that's lots more like what the story is behind that rifle being left there, rather than the notion it was forgotten there over 100 years ago by a prospector: You drive off leaving gear behind and once you get a half mile away from where you were you'll never find your way back to the spot you were in. At least in the days before GPS that is.

  • 132-year-old rifle found leaning against tree in Nevada 'where it was left'

    01/16/2015 12:49:05 PM PST · 6 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to Phillyred

    That rifle hasn’t been leaning against that tree for 100 years. Maybe out in the elements like that for 40 or so, possibly less.

  • Boko Haram fanatics abducted '500 women and children' after massacring 2,500 in one town

    01/16/2015 12:21:46 PM PST · 12 of 32
    The KG9 Kid to Mount Athos

    To Boko Haram:

    #HEYQUITTHAT

    There. My work is done.

  • Taco Bell Thief Demands Victim Drop Pants, Victim Kills Him

    01/16/2015 10:27:13 AM PST · 56 of 85
    The KG9 Kid to defconw
    "... Of course Rontavis was turning his life around"

    He did a whirling spin going to the ground when he got shot, you mean.

  • NY: Village Voice Comes out for Knife Law Reform

    01/16/2015 9:58:50 AM PST · 9 of 11
    The KG9 Kid to marktwain
    The reason for Assemblyman Quart's knife law revision bill and The Village Voice article covering the issue isn't because they're supportive of 'construction workers' being allowed to carry knives, but because liberals in NYC want to be able to carry pocket knives for their own self-defense. They're just masquerading the issue as an assault on their police using the law as a shakedown method against minorities; their real mission is allowing the not well-to-do liberals who can only afford to live in high crime areas to be able to defend themselves.

    These big city dwellers in NYC put those knife laws in place against the barbarians, just as they did with laws prohibiting unregulated tobacco street sales against people like Eric Garner. Now, unsurprisingly, they wish to be exempt from the laws they made -- but of course they can't be seen as hypocrites. Best to blame the police here and support minorities at the same time for the laws the liberals put in place, you see.

    The urban anti-gun liberal, when pressed on the need to acquire a weapon for safety concerns, peculiarly focuses on acquiring a blade to carry surreptitiously while remaining steadfast against guns for anyone but the police. I've personally witnessed the phenomenon in San Francisco and NYC, and I've heard of the same mindset in London UK.

    This is the fallout of living in a highly-populated big city: With so many people packed into so little area it's certainly possible to live there without yourself being a victim of violent crime, but impossible not to learn of a violent crime happening to an acquaintance or co-worker or in a location that you pass by on a daily basis. When one person is assaulted in a given spot, there's 100,000 New Yorkers who can say "Gosh! I walked right by there only moments [before/after] it happened. The city is just turning into garbage!". Meanwhile, only fifteen blocks away an hour later another assault is happening again and so another 100,000 people can make the same exclamation. It all adds up.

    In California, there was in recent years a pepper spray and 'stun gun' fad amongst the liberals, but those items are illegal in NYC if I'm not mistaken. California once proposed 'stun gun training' classes before citizens were allowed to acquire them, which of course served to greatly reduce the number of metro-area liberal women who sought to carry a 'stun gun'.

    Such is the notion of the urban liberal with their gun and knife 'control' measures: They're only controlling themselves and are astonished to find their laws only serve to work against them.

  • Sean Penn: I Don't Miss My Gun Collection

    01/14/2015 10:02:16 AM PST · 95 of 101
    The KG9 Kid to Iron Munro
    There's a few nice vintage 'pre-ban' ones in that pic, but I do notice some California-ized guns that could have only been bought after the Kasler decision.

    He was buying new guns right up until he decided that he was giving them up to be turned into sculpture, I take it.

    Standouts:

    Galil .308 ARM
    Hk91A1
    Hk SP89
    Benelli M3 Super 90 SPAS-12

    I'm sort of disappointed. I was expecting a much more interesting collection. Pretty mundane. He seems to have been fully compliant with California's gun laws too.

  • Why Third World People so Third World?

    01/13/2015 3:55:43 PM PST · 7 of 78
    The KG9 Kid to MNDude

    I travel Europe and have seen none of this kind of stuff you describe.

    Hey, waaaiiit.

  • Downtown LA Crime Surged 25 Percent In 2014

    01/12/2015 2:17:10 PM PST · 3 of 10
    The KG9 Kid to BenLurkin

    A change in the way crimes are classified...

    Los Angeles has been bullshitting crime stats for years.

  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Divisional Playoff Thread Week 19]

    01/11/2015 1:23:49 PM PST · 560 of 725
    The KG9 Kid to Bender2

    Good game. Great game, actually.

  • French President Says Paris Attacks has Nothing to do with Islam

    01/09/2015 4:08:59 PM PST · 17 of 96
    The KG9 Kid to TigerClaws

    French voters are going to send Hollande skidding out to the street on his face in the upcoming elections.

  • WashPost Asks, With Straight Face: Why Didn't Strict Gun Laws Stop Charlie Hebdo Massacre?

    01/09/2015 3:59:17 PM PST · 54 of 63
    The KG9 Kid to HammerT

    I want to point out one thing:

    Anti-gun liberals from all over know they’re going to get roasted over the coals of logic on this French Islamist terror wave, evidence of which is already showing up in opinion pieces where they’re trying to capture and narrow the debate before the facts are known. Ordinarily, they chastise their opposition from making political hay when events like these occur, but this one is so awful that they can’t just stand pat and try to browbeat their opponents into silence -— so they’re trying to get out some kind of narrative to shift the debate.

    You can always tell when a liberal is about to get their ass argumentatively kicked when they’re compelled to blurt out a knee-jerk reaction to a high profile event.

    We absolutely cannot let them make claims that just because most Americans are now able to CCW that it somehow makes those of us who do so into little junior G-man counter-terrorist special agents ready to confront armed bad guys and be a hero saving the lives of hostages and bystanders. That’s fantasy, theirs, not mine.

    No, sir. No, that’s not what my carry piece is intended for. My carry piece is intended to protect ME, not you or anyone else. Sucker, you’re on your own. If I see some French-Algerian Islamist pointing an AK47 or an RPG rocket in your face at a gas station, me and my CCW piece are headed in the opposite direction. I’ll be a good witness for the cops instead, and will go into great detail with investigators later on about how they shot your unarmed ass down in cold blood.

    That’s the message we need to be sending in reply to all gun grabbing anti-gunners who try to touch on the topic of American CCW in relation to this dreadful terror attack in France. Any rational person either on the fence or leaning towards their side will come running over to our side when the scope of the debate is laid out like this: “It should be abundantly clear that you are on your own. The laws won’t stop the killers. I’ve got my gun, where’s yours?”. Period.

    Just look at the gun sales figures these days. People all over are waking up.

  • Youngest Suspect in Charlie Hebdo Attack Turns Himself In, 2 Others Sought

    01/07/2015 7:35:39 PM PST · 28 of 57
    The KG9 Kid to Genoa

    Il est «police» mais ne lui dit pas.

  • Youngest Suspect in Charlie Hebdo Attack Turns Himself In, 2 Others Sought

    01/07/2015 7:26:27 PM PST · 23 of 57
    The KG9 Kid to MeshugeMikey

    Gosh, what is the French word for ‘Police’ anyway? :)

  • Paris Attack Suspect Dead, Two in Custody

    01/07/2015 4:14:15 PM PST · 37 of 167
    The KG9 Kid to DB
    They were indeed on the radar.

    At least one of today's killers was sentenced to three years in prison (with 18 months suspended) for trying to join 'Al Queda In Iraq' back in 2008.

    I'm reading all this correctly, Cherif Kouachi was also arrested further back in 2005 for participating in a network funneling French jihadists to Iraq but they apparently let him go.

    Here's an FR thread from 2005 covering the arrest of Cherif Kouachi:

    FR Archives: 'Arrests keep young would-be French militants from Iraqi battlefields'

  • Three Paris Terrorists Identified

    01/07/2015 3:51:54 PM PST · 74 of 99
    The KG9 Kid to Kartographer
    Three paragraphs into Bloomberg News coverage of the event, they state "Very few Muslims have reached top-level jobs in France, while second-and- third-generation French people of Arab descent say they often face discrimination.".

    Good flippin' grief. The bodies aren't even cold. Then they say with a straight face that the 'right wing' is exploiting the Islam and immigration aspects of this terror attack. Then the NY Times bemoans 'Islamophobia'.

    Absolutely nothing can happen anymore without the social scientists weighing in on what it all means. All part of the 'science of morality' and 'ethical naturalism' academic movement.

    Give it another few years and the Western world will be ruled by Orwellian scientists setting political policy on every issue, no matter how mundane, pontificating on all things. Science can explain how moral you are! Take the acid test to learn your bigotry level when terrorists shoot up the joint! Meanwhile, the savages from the Dark Ages draw closer to the gates as our pencil-necked lotus-eating intellectuals engage in sophistry from high atop their ivory towers.

    Nice work, pinheads.

  • Envying France, where guns aren't part of the altercation equation

    01/07/2015 2:15:56 PM PST · 45 of 53
    The KG9 Kid to KosmicKitty
    He'll just deflect by changing the subject and the nature of the debate into something that he didn't proclaim in his December screed, or point out some irrelevancy like comparing violent crime statistics in Chicago versus Paris.

    Whatever he comes up with will sound like demeaning today's body count of 12 in Paris while pointing out that 14 people died Terra Haute Indiana on a tragic bingo bus outing. He'll think he's making perfect sense in talking about what this all has to do with actor David Niven and yesterday's spot price of the Kazakhstani potassium market.

    He's entitled to his own comfortable little opinion and nothing you can do will change that or cause him to re-examine it.

    After all, what kind of twit is witness to a minor argument in in a French supermarket and becomes inspired to write a self-serving hit piece on firearms when he returns from vacation? THAT'S what was going through his head when Francoise was bring tailed down the rutabaga aisle by the supermarket guard? Puh-leease.

    But yes, I would certainly fire off a 'How Now, Brown Cow?' email to him anyway if you're still on the fence about contacting the author.

  • Envying France, where guns aren't part of the altercation equation

    01/07/2015 1:17:21 PM PST · 41 of 53
    The KG9 Kid to PROCON; the scotsman
    The notion that French police are unarmed is untrue. I don't know where people get these ideas.

    I've seen French police carrying sidearms in every trip I've made to Paris and Normandy.

    Every train station has armed police -- municipal and the French 'State police' -- and at all the significant tourist landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, and the Arc de Triomph I've even seen French Army 'rangers' on patrol with service rifles. There's a pic above in this thread showing exactly that.

    I even was witness to an armed police confrontation with some kids acting wild outside my hotel two trips ago.

    ... and in London, I saw less of the unarmed bobby policemen but lots more of the London police walking around or standing on post carrying Hk MP5s. Saw a group of three shortly after deplaning at Heathrow and at every train stop. The US Embassy in London is a flippin' fortress of armed police outside the gates and the bobbies in Picadilly Square were even patrolling in groups of eight or more all carrying pistol caliber carbines.

    A tour guide on one of the 'Big Red Bus' tours that service the London metro area pointed out that special 'flying squad' police cars painted with an blaze orange stripe denoted the segment of police who are authorized to carry guns. I couldn't help notice that I saw more of these orange-emblazoned police cruisers in London than I saw of the other kind of police cars that presumably aren't the kind that carry gun-toting policemen.

    I think I wrote TheScotsman last week that I've seen more guns in the hands of British police in three trips to London than I've ever seen in the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department after living in LA for thirty years.

  • How Apple and Google are Killing Microsoft

    01/06/2015 9:56:50 PM PST · 36 of 152
    The KG9 Kid to Swordmaker
    I saw a lady using a Nokia Windows Phone last month.

    I almost busted out laughing.

  • Why the Tech Elite Is Getting Behind Universal Basic Income

    01/06/2015 9:39:47 PM PST · 39 of 71
    The KG9 Kid to 2ndDivisionVet
    I'm going to be spending mine on guns and ammo.

    California Billion-nerds, please send those checks to:

    The KG9 Kid
    PO Box 123
    Incline Village, NV

  • NFL Schedule - 2014 [Live Divisional Playoff Thread Week 19]

    01/05/2015 4:37:51 PM PST · 16 of 725
    The KG9 Kid to Bender2
    "... And it is my Boys in big's so called Ice Bowl Part Duex against his Number Ones. Need I say it? My Tony Man... will teach big's Aaron Boy something about the price of frozen water."

    Alternatively, some people think that the Packers D will pick off Romo two or three times and Clay Matthews sacks Tomy Romo into the visiting team's locker room before halftime.

    Moreover, Brandon Carr trying to cover Jordy Nelson is a HUGE mismatch.

    The Packers will indeed have to perform highly in order to win this game, though. I will say that.

  • DC Mayor Says City "Exploring" Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

    01/05/2015 1:50:52 PM PST · 13 of 47
    The KG9 Kid to Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Sure, DC.

    Let's see you adhere with the US Supreme Court ruling in that landmark case you lost 'DC vs. Heller', first.

  • Top 10 IT Skills In Demand for 2015

    01/05/2015 1:49:06 PM PST · 14 of 33
    The KG9 Kid to lormand
    "My niece is less than one year out from getting her degree in Theater Arts. She works at a grocery store now."

    Your incredibly hurtful microaggressive shaming of non-profitable academic pursuits is indicative of your privileged alignment with the bourgeois capitalist-supressive establishment.

  • Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs will get direct upgrade to Windows 10

    01/05/2015 10:58:05 AM PST · 64 of 101
    The KG9 Kid to SeekAndFind
    Any bets on how large the Win10 OS footprint will be?

    I'm speculating that a full install will be 956 Gb and all the legacy '\System32' and GAC conflict nonsense will still be present.

    Bloatvalanche. Zero reason to upgrade from Win7 unless someone can convince me otherwise.

  • Liam Neeson: Taken films have put Americans off travelling to Europe

    01/01/2015 2:11:55 PM PST · 31 of 60
    The KG9 Kid to the scotsman
    I've never been paranoid about safety when traveling in Europe, but I do have to say I saw more guns in the hands of police in London than I've seen in the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department, both in the last two visits I've made there.

    I asked a cab driver about it and he said there was a terrorist alert. Okay, well I'll continue to travel by cab and not by bus or the Underground then, I said. He liked that idea. I wondered if they've ever lifted the armed police presence since the time between my last two visits.

    For the supposed 'unarmed police' that London is noted for, I have to say the majority of the police officers I saw there were pretty gunned up.

  • Boy, 14, among five charged with murder in SW Side home invasion

    12/29/2014 1:02:17 AM PST · 38 of 47
    The KG9 Kid to ConservativeStatement

    Whenever I see mugshots of violent criminals of any race, one of the first things I look for is signs of fetal alcohol syndrome: mis-shapen and unsymmetrical ears, eye folds at the corner of the tear ducts, low bridged noses, tiny little cannonball heads, smooth or missing philtrum, and small eye openings like a ‘beady-eyed criminal’.

    It’s sort of an inbred look, but not quite. The ears and eyes are the biggest giveaways for fetal alcohol syndrome, and they’re common features of violent idiot criminals that perform the most outrageous crimes.

    I’m sorry to say so, but with black and Native American violent criminals the telltale signs of fetal alcohol syndrome are almost always present — based upon mugshots, anyway. The accused in this case with the throat tattoo that reads ‘DANGER’ is practically a medical textbook example of fetal alcohol syndrome, point by point. IQ of 75 would be generous, I think.

  • The landmine in labeling someone ‘black’

    12/25/2014 11:36:59 PM PST · 39 of 68
    The KG9 Kid to 2ndDivisionVet
    Thought it's a national spectacle, the reason this movement isn't getting any traction with enough relevant people who care is that there's no leering white rednecks pouring sugar over well-dressed black kids at a 'whites-only' luncheon counter.

    These die-ins, voicing revolutionary communist agitprop like 'making Imperialist whites uncomfortable', and launching fireworks at police officers on the scene of an officer-involved shooting against an armed criminal are doing damage to their cause. The vocal ones who seem to get face time in front of a the teevee/webstream cameras now seem to support any criminal martyr dying for 'the cause' no matter what.

    The agitationists (I just made that word up) don't speak for everyone -- and neither can I -- but I'm starting to hear from folks I deal with who are liberal-assed that even they're getting sick of these people and their antics.

  • Couple robbed, assaulted in Craigslist hold-up

    12/23/2014 1:39:23 PM PST · 36 of 68
    The KG9 Kid to The Ghost of FReepers Past

    That was an invasion robbery attempt.