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  • Greek Referendum Polls Close: "No" Seen Ahead By Most With Over 51% Of The Vote

    07/05/2015 9:17:33 AM PDT · 2 of 111
    The KG9 Kid to Perdogg

    Greece, the Puerto Rico of Europe.

  • America’s Crumbling Infrastructure?

    07/02/2015 2:01:36 AM PDT · 10 of 27
    The KG9 Kid to iowamark

    Drive through even remote parts of Nevada and the highways are usually made of freshly applied asphalt blacktop wherever you drive. Real nice and smooth sailing. We have a law in Nevada that demands that Federal highway road funds actually be used for highways.

    Drive west out of Reno or Lake Tahoe into California, however, and the highway turns from coal-black asphalt and bright yellow painted lines to rutty grey potholes and obliterated paint as soon as you pass the ‘Welcome To California!’ sign. Feels like you’re driving through flak. California dumps its federal highway dollars into the state ‘general fund’.

    Next thing you notice entering California are the signs that declare stiff penalties for speeding, driving without a seat belt, carrying produce, driving drunk, abandoning animals, littering, possession of fireworks, talking on your cell phone, and rolling your eyes at the gay rainbow flag. You get to try to read all of these mile by mile as your car bounces from pothole to pothole.

    I’ve been tempted to put up a road sign on the Nevada side of the border heading into California reading “NOW LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR” in military-style stenciled black letters on a white background just like in West Berlin at ‘Checkpoint Charlie’.

  • Former CNN journalist kills man in shootout at NW Albuquerque motel

    07/01/2015 2:03:57 PM PDT · 31 of 84
    The KG9 Kid to Gen.Blather

    I don’t often run into such people at The Waldorf Astoria, I can tell you that.

  • IL: Black man Shoots two Unarmed White Men; no Charges expected

    06/30/2015 3:44:22 PM PDT · 41 of 52
    The KG9 Kid to Zenjitsuman
    This passed in the last session of the NV state legislature. If you're looking for a culprit, it's state senator Tick Segerblom. He lifted the language entirely from California's statute.

    Be aware that labor isn't taxed here, it's based upon the sale price you negotiated with the out-of-state seller.

    They'll base tax on the actual purchase price. Have you got a receipt stating that the item you purchased cost $10? Or $1? Or that it was a gift from your cousin?

    In any case, the fee you pay in tax ought to be nothing more than tax on what your local FFL charges for handling the out of state transfer and NICS check... and I'm not even sure that the NICS check is taxable.

  • China's Great Wall 'is disappearing'

    06/29/2015 4:54:12 PM PDT · 5 of 21
    The KG9 Kid to NormsRevenge
    The Great Wall is indeed crumbling in remote spots, but this World Heritage Site is not exactly vanishing. There's lots and lots of impressive unbroken miles of the Great Wall Of China that'll be left standing for a long long time.

    The parts of the Great Wall being scanvenged for building materials are very remote and aren't much more than a raised dike that's hardly more impressive than a couple hundred cubic yards of earth that a bulldozer could pile up in a few hours work.

    Besides, there's a noticeable lack of Mongol horse archers threatening to attack China, and if they ever did rise up again from the Mongolian steppes I do believe that the People's Liberation Army would fix their wagons pretty quick.

  • One of the New York Prison Escapees, Richard Matt, Is Fatally Shot [Sweat Shot Caught]

    06/26/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · 59 of 105
    The KG9 Kid to Syncro

    I’ll be willing to bet right now that Matt already offed Sweat.

  • This week went from Rino collaborators to the Republic’s death knell(Tell me I’m wrong, PLEASE)

    06/26/2015 3:09:36 PM PDT · 56 of 59
    The KG9 Kid to Voice of Reason1

    I see that we have two US Supreme Court decisions acknowledging an individual right to bear arms protected under the 14th Amendment quite separate from the ‘militia clause’ in Article II of the US Constitution.

    Many gun grabbers have bemoaned this as ‘inventing language’ to suit the outcome, thereby ‘rewriting’ the Second Amendment. These holdings were affirmed by the same split decision numbers as the ‘gay marriage’ holding that came out today: 5-4. The gay marriage win is no more or less important than the RKBA being extended to cities where firearms were once prohibited. In fact, it probably only helps the cause of extending RKBA.

    My suggestion to both the gun-grabbers and the anti-gay marriage people is to familiarize themselves with Marbury vs. Madison (1803) and understand that it’s nothing new that the US Constitution means whatever the US Supreme Court says it means.

    As for me, my wife and I will go to a gay wedding if we’re invited. I bet the catering will be superb. Be aware that I fully plan to carry concealed for my own protection at the ceremony just like I do everywhere else.

  • This week went from Rino collaborators to the Republic’s death knell(Tell me I’m wrong, PLEASE)

    06/26/2015 1:02:48 PM PDT · 50 of 59
    The KG9 Kid to Voice of Reason1
    What's this got to do with the 'Banglist', anyway?

    Gun-grabbers howled at the US Supreme Court in the DC vs. Heller and McDonald vs. City Of Chicago finding for protection via scrutiny under the 14th Amendment, just like social conservatives did for this latest 'Gay Marriage' ruling.

    Gun-grabbers said then that the high court invented language to arrive at the findings, just like social conservatives did for this latest 'Gay Marriage' ruling.

  • HuffPo Writer: White People at Fault for Racism in US

    06/25/2015 5:42:01 PM PDT · 28 of 36
    The KG9 Kid to rightistight
    I'm hereby officially declaring that I'm done listening to the topic of race, rejecting all advances of 'opening a dialogue about race', or worrying about if someone's either a racist or the unhappy target of racism. I guess that the author at Huffington Post has me cold that I don't care. On this, we can agree. I don't, and won't.

    The reason I'm done listening is because I *have* been listening to the left wing on the subject of race:

    Over recent years I've been informed by the political left wing that 'diversity is our strength' and 'inclusion' is paramount, yet 'ethnic communities' are to be preserved (but 'redlining' is terrible) and anyone outside a particular race moving into said ethnic community is 'gentrifying' to the point where they're even calling it 'ethnic cleansing', while choosing to live in my own 'gated community' is somehow inherently racist. It's racist when Whole Foods doesn't move into their 'food desert' while at the same time they're declaring their protected ethnic areas off-limits to anyone except the 'ethnic business community'.

    Folks, listen: They're absolutely flipping nuts. The topic is exhausted. I'll hear no more of it.

    I conclude they're positively schizophrenic on the subject of race and I absolutely refuse playing along with their stupid game. The best and healthiest path is to ignore all whining and shouting and fury over race and seek to treat everyone respectfully up until the moment where they don't warrant your respect.

  • German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib

    06/24/2015 5:46:56 PM PDT · 4 of 11
    The KG9 Kid to C19fan
    This is the Böhler 10.5 cm GebH 40 mountain howitzer, and not the 10.5 cm leFH 18 howitzer that some YouTube comments mention.

    The reason this gun appears in Syria is because it was one of the best mountain howitzers ('Mountain Howitzer' meaning "lightweight, easily packed up, easily transportable") ever made. It weighed under two tons and could be broken down into four pieces and transported by small motorized vehicles or pack animals. It could be set up and ready to fire, or broken down and ready to transport in just a few moments with a well-trained crew.

    It could fire a 32 pound 105mm shell about eight miles, which is fantastic performance for such a lightweight howitzer.

    After WWII, the GebH 40 served in many European armies until they were sold off -- usually to Arab Peninsula nations.

  • Adopted Woman Raised as Black Finds Out at Age 70 That Her Birth Parents Were White

    06/24/2015 3:08:34 PM PDT · 3 of 44
    The KG9 Kid to DUMBGRUNT

    Seventy years of ‘White Privilege’ down the drain.

  • Suspect in Attacks on Asian Women in Manhattan Found Dead of Apparent Suicide: Sources (Black Blogge

    06/23/2015 8:25:35 PM PDT · 24 of 26
    The KG9 Kid to 2ndDivisionVet

    He wrote a blog post entitled “Why I decided to leave Earth” where he declared he’d attach a noose to the underside of an elevator and sit there inside the elevator shaft with it looped around his neck waiting for some unsuspecting person to ‘murder’ him by taking the elevator car to the upper floors.

    His strangled corpse had been going up and down the elevator shaft for five days before someone finally noticed the stench of death.

    Wow-wee.

  • *FREEP THIS POLL* Sears, Kmart join Walmart in removing Confederate flag items from stores, online

    06/23/2015 10:59:38 AM PDT · 26 of 37
    The KG9 Kid to rarestia
    What would you have us do at this poll?:

    "Do you agree with Walmart's decision to no longer sell any merchandise with the Confederate flag?"

    Of course I agree with it. You should too. Walmart is a private enterprise. If they choose not to have their buyers put Confederate merchandise on their shelves, then so be it.

    I take your point that in response to a mass shooting by a demented racist at a church in SC that the liberal left seeks to tear down the Confederate flag, but what the hell has that got to do with what Walmart chooses to do with their merchandising plans... Or, the price of tea in China, for that matter?

    'Freep this poll' indeed. Okay, I clicked on the poll. I don't think it was the response you wanted.

    Sorry, I just don't care if the Confederate flag was used as a missile.

  • Toyota's Revamped Next Generation Turbo Diesel Engines

    06/20/2015 2:36:20 AM PDT · 43 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to Bulwyf
    I almost wish a turbo diesel Tundra was available, but I'm sort of glad it isn't. I don't need to be lusting over a $70k truck for goodness sakes.

    Moreover, I don't pull a trailer justifying a one-ton turbo diesel tow vehicle, which is good since I'd want to wait for a Toyota Group product if I did. I own a lightweight 20' offroad travel trailer that weighs about 3200 pounds all loaded up with everything I need to camp off the grid for a week.

    My daily driver (and tow vehicle) is an imported Hino-manufactured industrial vehicle that's rebadged as a Toyota for US fleet sales. 100% Japanese with stickers under the hood in Kanji characters, even. I just wish it came with the 1KD-FTV Hino 4-banger turbo diesel. Oh well.

  • Toyota's Revamped Next Generation Turbo Diesel Engines

    06/19/2015 5:43:11 PM PDT · 38 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to Secret Agent Man
    To my mind, I think you're right.

    There's no way I'd choose the gasoline motor in a vehicle I wanted where the factory also offered a turbo diesel option. The turbo diesel mill is invariably going to be designed and manufactured -- part for part, compared to the standard gasoline engine option -- like it was developed in the aerospace/military division of whatever company it came from.

    The only downside to owning a diesel is the maintenance service cost. Now THAT... That can be hefty. I admit that.

    Only reason I'd seek a gasoline vehicle is if it were a whiz-bang supercar that needed to rev to 9,500 rpm and do 10 seconds in the quarter mile. I'm not in the market for a car like that.

  • Toyota's Revamped Next Generation Turbo Diesel Engines

    06/19/2015 5:21:38 PM PDT · 37 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to truth_seeker
    The new EcoDiesel V6 Turbo is a Volkswagen-designed engine made in Italy. It's new for this year:

    "... VM Motori Cento in Ferrara, Italy, produces the engine, which will be marketed under the EcoDiesel name. It features a block of compacted graphite iron and aluminum twin-cam heads. Basic specs for the 60-degree six include common-rail injection, downstream emissions treatment via urea, a 15.5:1 compression ratio, and ceramic glow plugs so quick to heat up they might well consign mentions of glow plugs to history. Adding to the allure of the diesel is that, like the 2014 GC’s gas-fired engines, it is backed by a ZF-designed eight-speed automatic." (Source: Car & Driver

    So, you have a twin-OHC rail-injected turbo diesel with urea filtering (it's this goop you add to a reservoir) that has 240 horsepower and 420(!) ft/lb torque, gets 30mpg HWY, an 8-speed automatic, and has a range of 720 miles on a single tank. The Jeep GC can tow 7500 pounds too. Bet even the 4x4 model still gets mid-20s even towing a 3500 pound trailer. And at 420 lb/ft torque, it's gonna surprise a lot of suckers at a streetlight drag race getting whooped by a Jeep crossover wagon.

    They start at $29k. Personally, I think it's a deal and I'm a Toyota guy. Like another poster said above, anyone not buying the turbocharged model of a vehicle when a turbo is available is making a pretty sad mistake.

  • Toyota's Revamped Next Generation Turbo Diesel Engines

    06/19/2015 3:23:54 PM PDT · 32 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to Bulwyf
    Toyota has been rumored in recent years to be looking at putting their Hino turbo diesel in a one-ton 'Tundra HD 2500'. They even did a mock-up of it at a trade show:

    Hino Motors is Toyota's industrial truck divison. They make the Aisin transmission that the high end Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins HO (6.7l inline six: 385hp, 865ft/lb torque) uses.

    Toyota basically has a Cummins-level prime mover engine/drivetrain combo that could tow even the biggest and heaviest fifth wheel toy hauler: 32,000 GVWT. That's 16 tons towing capability. The wicked Cummins HO only supports 15 tons and anyone who needs that kind of towing capability is like a hero to me. That's just SICK towing capability.

    They just need to put that Hino mill in a Tundra that has a chassis can handle a military-marine grade drivetrain. If they do, they'll sell every one they make.

    (Side note: Most powerful engine I've seen on the road was a Volvo D13 inside a two million dollar Prevost luxury coach that had some 1600+ ft/lb of torque and was towing a 30-foot trailer behind his 40 foot RV. Jeeminy jumpin' jehosephat, and it even got 9 mpg with a range of more than 1000 miles. Just absurd power: 13 liters of howling turbo diesel.)

  • Toyota's Revamped Next Generation Turbo Diesel Engines

    06/19/2015 2:58:37 PM PDT · 29 of 43
    The KG9 Kid to truth_seeker
    Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel with the V6 turbo.

    30 mpg and crazy towing capability.

  • Obama Calls For Action Against Guns: "I Need You To Mobilize"

    06/19/2015 10:26:42 AM PDT · 70 of 90
    The KG9 Kid to Biggirl
    The only thing that'll come out of this is an anti-gun public service announcement running on BET and MSNBC featuring some lesbian wearing boy's clothes with a Garden Weasel® haircut and a dubious African-American minor celebrity who most notably played Policeman Rick in the 'What's Going Down?' episode on the TV sitcom That's My Mama!.

    Obama couldn't mobilize a bowl of alphabet soup. You watch.

  • Living in Detroit Surprisingly expensive

    06/19/2015 3:50:30 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    The KG9 Kid to Cronos

    There’s serious metal fatigue in all the load-bearing members, the wiring is substandard, it’s completely inadequate for our power needs, and the neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone.

  • Is it a fried rat? L.A. man claims KFC served him breaded rat; KFC says no way

    06/17/2015 4:02:07 PM PDT · 56 of 56
    The KG9 Kid to BenLurkin

    This is presuming the man didn’t accidentally visit General Mbutu’s Congo-Fried Rat Heads instead of KFC.

  • Colt files for bankruptcy

    06/16/2015 2:09:06 PM PDT · 30 of 40
    The KG9 Kid to Kirkwood
    It's possible to mass produce superior quality in firearms, but not at a price point that enough shooters are willing to pay to make it profitable.

    I do see where you spoke of 'market to support that', but the reality is that's just sophistry.

    Colt's adventure into mass produced components designed to simulate the hand fitted assemblies of the craftsman's age Pythons was evident in the lower cost King Cobra line. They weren't very well received and compared to the more budget-conscious offerings from Ruger the Colt King Cobra was regarded as charging for the Colt brand name versus true quality.

    What causes businesses to fail in the firearms market is when they don't stay in their lane, sticking to what they do best.

    If you're looking for absolute superior quality in a mass produced firearm, go look at Heckler & Koch. Next, look at their price tags. Finally, go look at their recent publicized financial problems.

  • Colt files for bankruptcy

    06/16/2015 1:40:41 PM PDT · 28 of 40
    The KG9 Kid to servo1969
    I've heard a rumor this bankruptcy is designed to allow Colt's to get out of anti-gun Connecticut and move down to the more gun-friendly South East USA.

    On the other hand, Colt's was making almost nothing anybody wanted. They also had awful reseller business demands and allowed their previous executive staff loot the treasury.

  • The New Girl in School: Transgender Surgery at 18

    06/16/2015 12:19:55 PM PDT · 6 of 53
    The KG9 Kid to reaganaut1
    "Bruce Jenner’s transition from male sex symbol to a comely female named Caitlyn has elevated her..."

    Stop right there. Bruce Jenner is a dude in a wig with breast implants. He's not a 'her'.

    I'm not going to pretend Bruce Jenner is a woman any more than I'm going to pretend that a woman retroactively won the Men's Decathlon in the 1976 Olympics, or that LeBron James wearing a Rachel Dolezal wig would be regarded as far and away the most dominating female basketball player that the WNBA has ever seen.

    Just F'ing stop it, you liberal goofballs. I refuse to play along and resolve to make a point of it.

  • No plants? No patio dining in Mankato

    06/16/2015 12:08:36 PM PDT · 10 of 22
    The KG9 Kid to TurboZamboni

    This is that lousy town that Pa Ingalls occasionally hitched up the wagon to go drive to, right?

  • Trolls were just waiting for Rachel Dolezal: Her fraudulent life story sets everyone back

    06/16/2015 10:58:16 AM PDT · 31 of 92
    The KG9 Kid to Cincinatus' Wife
    "... This is my plea to anyone considering pulling an Amina Arraf, or a Rachel Dolezal–if you care at all about the cause you profess to be fighting for, think about the fact that when you eventually get caught–and in the Twitter era it’s a question of “when,” not “if”–you’ll be giving the worst people in the world the biggest field day of their lives when you do."

    "Worst people in the world", he says. You ridiculous four-eyed ass.

    This Arthur Chu character conveniently forgets all the countless incidents of phony 'hate crimes' perpetrated by minorities in recent years. Some of these apparently even being conducted by the very woman he's writing about.

    Listen here, Pho-breath: The American people have had quite enough of your side's fraudulent orchestrations of racial discord seeking to theatrically invent conflict where none existed before.

    Go wrap yourself in chains and throw yourself off a bridge if you want to, for all I care. Just don't pretend to be Emmett Till when you do it.

  • California professors instructed not to say ‘America is the land of opportunity’

    06/13/2015 12:45:13 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    The KG9 Kid to Sivad; FlingWingFlyer

    Sivad has a good point, you know.

  • NPR’s Diane Rehm Accuses Bernie Sanders of Having Dual Israeli-American Citizenship

    06/12/2015 7:02:30 PM PDT · 45 of 59
    The KG9 Kid to Kid Shelleen
    I do a great shaky-voiced Dianne Rehm impersonation, with dialogue. Offer up any subject at all and I can spin it around in one or two mimicking comments to blame everything on Bush or 'The Right Wing'.

    She's nutty as a fruitcake, fruitcake, fruitcake... nutty as a fruitcake, SHORTNIN' BREAD.

    Honestly, how does NPR get away with this taxpayer-funded crap they barf out? News segments spaced out between riffs of marimba and Andean flute music, and their theatrically-rehearsed softly whispering pretentious-assed hosts who are 'raising awareness' about this ridiculous issue and that.

  • Baltimore Professor: White People Need To Personally Give All Their Money To Black People

    06/09/2015 8:31:35 PM PDT · 42 of 77
    The KG9 Kid to 2ndDivisionVet

    Whenever I summon the police, I shall now specifically ask them to send young and really jumpy ones.

    Your move, Lawrence.

  • How US students get a university degree for free in Germany

    06/09/2015 5:01:54 PM PDT · 8 of 17
    The KG9 Kid to Thank You Rush

    You don’t need to speak Austrian.

    German will do in a pinch.

  • Hiroshima pilot's grandson to command nuclear-capable bombers

    06/09/2015 1:52:34 AM PDT · 11 of 15
    The KG9 Kid to 2ndDivisionVet

    Ralph Nader must be apoplectic hearing about this.

  • Armed robbery in a pizzeria Brazil (Warning shock images)

    06/08/2015 2:59:19 PM PDT · 8 of 52
    The KG9 Kid to GrandJediMasterYoda

    So much for ‘Helmets Save Lives’.

  • My life as a pro-Putin propagandist in Russia’s secret 'troll factory'

    06/07/2015 2:01:40 AM PDT · 2 of 20
    The KG9 Kid to elhombrelibre

    I wonder what their DU screen names were.

    ... I wonder what their FR screen names were, come to think of it.

  • NRA version of 2nd Amendment lacks common sense

    06/06/2015 7:34:34 PM PDT · 107 of 116
    The KG9 Kid to mad_as_he$$
    "... Ask any high school English teacher to parse the Second Amendment, and they will say that [...] it means that the American people will retain the right to carry weapons as members of a state militia in order to safeguard their freedom."

    Ask any lawyer to illuminate English professors on Marbury vs. Madison (1803) and they'll point to the foot high letters engraved and gilded on the entryway foyer of the United States Supreme Court which reads:

  • NRA version of 2nd Amendment lacks common sense (ENGLISH TEACHER MISREADS BILL OF RIGHTS)

    06/06/2015 7:34:20 PM PDT · 41 of 47
    The KG9 Kid to Chi-townChief
    "... Ask any high school English teacher to parse the Second Amendment, and they will say that [...] it means that the American people will retain the right to carry weapons as members of a state militia in order to safeguard their freedom."

    Ask any lawyer to illuminate English professors on Marbury vs. Madison (1803) and they'll point to the foot high letters engraved and gilded on the entryway foyer of the United States Supreme Court which reads:

  • Harrisburg police officer wrongly accuses veteran, 75, of 'stolen valor'

    06/05/2015 8:22:30 AM PDT · 64 of 81
    The KG9 Kid to Hulka
    But the medals and high decorations aren't why there are websites and YouTube videos dedicated to service men confronting dopey introverted kids and Walter Mitty types who claim to be Airborne Ranger SEALs in public places and forcing some of them to disrobe because they're unwittingly wearing the female version of the USAF Winter dress blue blouse in the middle of June.

    I don't know if the Stolen Valor Act only intended to go after the Admiral Boorda types who wear a Combat 'V' they didn't earn, but the public seems to think it gives license to some legitimate USMC Gunnery Sergeant serving on active duty as a mighty Water Purification Technician to confront and start knife-handing kids dressed up on Hallowe'en night for dressing up in utility uniforms and pretending they're SEALs and then post the withering dressing down on YouTube for everyone's enjoyment.

  • Harrisburg police officer wrongly accuses veteran, 75, of 'stolen valor'

    06/05/2015 2:05:40 AM PDT · 54 of 81
    The KG9 Kid to Dallas59

    I wish the whole notion of ‘Stolen Valor’ would go away.

    It’s a free country. If some schnook who didn’t even serve his country in uniform at McDonalds wants to dress up in a U.S. Military uniform with more decorations than Audie Murphy, he’s just wearing a costume. What, is someone afraid he might get laid or something? Free Veterans Day cake at Chilis? A 10% discount at the movie theatre? Come on. There isn’t one thing in the U.S. Constitution against dressing up in a uniform and pretending to be something you’re not. If you use it to try to get entry to a military base, that’s a different story, which is why base security doesn’t give a flip about what uniform you have on but your identity card.

    What, there’s an exception we make when Tom Cruise dresses up like a Naval officer for a movie, but some twit named Marty can’t dress up in Marine Dress blues from a surplus store -— which is where many dress blues end up anyway.

    I got rid of a lot of my old uniforms at a garage sale. Probably some punk rocker is wearing them now. I could care less.

  • MASSIVE CROWD Watches As ISIS Hangs Homosexual By His Feet – Then Tosses Him Off Building

    06/04/2015 7:12:03 PM PDT · 89 of 90
    The KG9 Kid to familyop
    Heh. Don't drag me into this.

    I'm just pointing out that so many gays and liberals are always piping up about our bigoted regard for Islamonazis, even to the point of ignoring the fact they're throwing gays from the tops of buildings. They think they're due for some Medal of Tolerance for defending the worst of the worst, and it's appalling.

    My opinion is that I couldn't care less if I saw an oiled-up gay man in nothing but Speedos and coated in rainbow glitter rollerblading down the street shouting 'HEEEYYYyyy!!!' to everyone passing by. I live in a gambling state and those casinos probably wouldn't even run if there weren't gay people who probably could fill in as one of Lady Gaga's male background dancers.

    But a violent ISIS Islamonazi parading outside my house? Son, fetch daddy 'The Preacher' and my magazine belt, because it's git down to blasting time you GOT damn better believe. Neighbors, hit the dirt. No jury where I live is ever going to convict me.

  • Crime Wave: Murders Skyrocket Across The Country in St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlanta, NYC

    06/04/2015 12:39:53 AM PDT · 9 of 21
    The KG9 Kid to 2ndDivisionVet

    Huh. How about that.

    Well, what’re ya gonna do, huh?

    On to the next story I go.

  • Texas Inmate, 67, Set to Die for 4 Slayings 31 Years Ago

    06/03/2015 12:30:24 PM PDT · 17 of 38
    The KG9 Kid to nickcarraway
    "... Prosecutors built a circumstantial case that Bower, obsessed with obtaining the aircraft, stole it and shot the men as they showed up that Saturday afternoon at the hangar where Bower was to complete the purchase"

    Let me guess, the ACLU claims that Bower is a mentally-disabled retard with a IQ of <70, doesn't know right from wrong, was abused terribly as a child, and was miles away from the scene of the crime with an alibi that the prosecutors knew about but the judge wouldn't allow into evidence?

  • Colorado D.A. Confirms Shooting Of Three Thugs Was “Common Sense Self-Defense”

    06/03/2015 9:08:19 AM PDT · 34 of 42
    The KG9 Kid to HammerT
    These three men who were robbed must have been ordinary fellows who were just helping a friend move furniture to this new apartment, and not genuine career furniture movers.

    Firearm or not, you'd have to be out of your mind to try to pull a violent crime on a real seasoned furniture moving crew. They're usually built like ogres from a 'Lord Of The Rings' movie.

    Last guys who moved my household were a four man crew of two hardened looking truck-driving Russian emigres and another couple of guys who had hands the size of catcher's mitts, shoulders an axe handle wide, and waists under 30". Everyone was well over six feet tall and easily looked like they could win a WWF cage match after moving furniture all day, especially the Russians.

  • The Silicon Valley Race to Build a Fake-Meat Burger That Just Might Save the World

    06/02/2015 8:30:26 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    The KG9 Kid to nickcarraway

    I’ll give it a shot. Ship me a cooler full of 16oz rib eyes and I’ll report back on any blog you want me to post on.

  • MASSIVE CROWD Watches As ISIS Hangs Homosexual By His Feet – Then Tosses Him Off Building

    06/02/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · 57 of 90
    The KG9 Kid to familyop

    I’ve noticed even gays and those who politically coddle them denounce any criticism of Islam as privileged Western bigotry, stating that even if atrocities occur they’re not representative of Islam in any way. We need to instead open a dialogue with fundamentalist Islam, you know.

    Okay, fine. About these homosexual executions by ISIS, I’m sure every Islamonazi isn’t like that. Gosh, Oklahoma executes retarded people for crying out loud. That’s relevant or something, isn’t it? Cops here shoot black people over minor offenses, so let’s get off our high horse about throwing gays from high buildings. Europeans did lots worse back in the Middle Ages, you know...

    Stop being so judgmental, everyone. Let them do whatever they want with the gays and when they’re satisfied we can open a dialogue with them or something. Let them rid the planet of homosexuals and we’ll look into getting them decent jobs at satisfactory wages.

  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 8:58:15 AM PDT · 67 of 87
    The KG9 Kid to mkmensinger

    I *knew* he could do it.

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Saturn at Opposition

    05/29/2015 2:45:09 PM PDT · 5 of 10
    The KG9 Kid to colorado tanker
    What a coincidence. I just posted about how fun it is to let people who've never looked through a telescope see Saturn.

    Everyone thinks that all they're going to see is a slightly larger blob than they can see with their eyes.

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Saturn at Opposition

    05/29/2015 2:43:28 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    The KG9 Kid to SunkenCiv
    One of the big mind-blowers that amateur astronomers can gift upon someone who's never looked through a telescope before is to fixate on Saturn and show them the rings and surrounding large moons. Just like Galileo observed.

    You point out what appears to be a bright star in the sky and then let them take a look at what it really is. They can't believe that they're looking at another planet with rings and moons around it. The visual resolution isn't a whole lot different than the pictures of Saturn at the top of this thread.

    Like so:

    In Winter, I like to point at the Orion Nebulae, telling folks "See the belt of Orion? Those three stars next to each other, one, two, three? That second fuzzy one between the other two isn't a star. Now have a look at it through the telescope" and watch them gasp at what they're seeing.

    On the chance you're in a location with no light pollution, you can point to the Andromeda galaxy (M31) without even using a telescope and they'll understand that it indeed is our nearby spiral galaxy neighbor... Then you show them in a telescope and they'll be hooked.

    Even a cheapie $100 refractor beginner telescope from a toy store is WAY better than the telescopes Galileo used, and I've seen one that reportedly belonged to him myself.

  • California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought

    05/29/2015 12:30:16 PM PDT · 40 of 50
    The KG9 Kid to CedarDave
    From the article:

    "Birds still love the lake. They flock here year round and especially during migratory flights. The Salton Sea provides habitat for more than 400 species — the second-greatest diversity of bird species in the United States. The National Audubon Society considers it a bird site of global significance."

    Then:

    "Bird populations would plummet if the lake shrank further, if wetlands disappeared and fish populations withered. But it is the dust that scares people. After years of farm runoff, the lake bed is toxic, with high levels of arsenic, selenium and even traces of the banned pesticide DDT."

    ... DDT, which was supposed to erase bird populations worldwide, I thought.

    I grew up in Southern California less than 70 miles from the Salton Sea and never saw the place.

    If they want to put a natural freshwater lake back in California, then re-flood Owens Valley up in Inyo-Mono county and tell Los Angeles to call it quits.

  • Man accused of choking fiancée over NASCAR-IndyCar dispute

    05/27/2015 8:39:19 PM PDT · 17 of 32
    The KG9 Kid to sam_whiskey

    Michael Schumacher should have run in and knocked both their heads together shouting “Formula One!”

  • Hammer Fired vs. Striker Fired

    05/26/2015 8:21:44 PM PDT · 14 of 22
    The KG9 Kid to Lurker
    "... But I will say that I’ve never felt a striker fired trigger that was a smooth and broke as cleanly as a hammer fired one"

    I have, but those striker-fired pistols are all Hk models.

  • Man sues B.C. rodeo company, says bull called Slow Poke was violent despite name

    05/24/2015 9:47:41 PM PDT · 14 of 42
    The KG9 Kid to Zakeet

    I’m pretty sure that this was the plot of a Phil Hendrie skit.