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  • Dallas Cowboys Stadium Seating and Atmospheric CO2

    01/27/2014 11:50:26 AM PST · 12 of 33
    VideoPaul to rktman

    WOW...what an INCONVENIENT TRUTH!!

    I imagine this oughta get Al Go3re’s “chakra” going...

    After all, it’s “settled science”!

  • A 'tsunami' of store closings expected to hit retail

    01/22/2014 2:18:59 PM PST · 17 of 100
    VideoPaul to EBH

    it’s already happening. Stores have a crappy selection, but boast that you can shop 24/7 online, and when you dont find what you want in the store, they can SHIP IT TO YOU. This will crank up the cost because now you’re paying for tax AND shipping.

    Just another exmaple of getting far less for far more.

  • Welfare Recipients Caught Spending EBT Money On Lavish Hawaiian Vacations

    01/12/2014 5:46:58 PM PST · 15 of 63
    VideoPaul to dfwgator

    They should be referred to by their proper name...”Taxpayer gift cards”

  • Premature newborn was pronounced dead: but then doctors gave him to his mother to hold

    01/12/2014 5:27:35 PM PST · 20 of 41
    VideoPaul to BulletBobCo

    My best friend’s baby became gravely ill when less than a year old, and needed open heart surgery before he was 18 months. She never gave up, gave her entire heart and held him close except when in the surgical suite. He is now a healthy almost three year old who shows no signs of having been close to death. She was terrified for him but all he knew was her touch and her love.

    A mommy’s love is a force of nature not to be trifled with.

  • A-rod suspended!

    01/11/2014 1:18:58 PM PST · 61 of 71
    VideoPaul to SevenofNine

    A-Fraud.....your 15 minutes are up. Please exit the league and return to obscurity.

  • Police: East Point homeowner shoots, kills intruder

    01/04/2014 7:46:03 PM PST · 13 of 14
    VideoPaul to yefragetuwrabrumuy

    Preview of upcoming news stories crying over the perp’s sudden departure form this earth:

    ...and he was an aspiring (insert questionable “career” here)
    ...and he was getting his life together
    ...and he was recovering from (insert substance here)
    ...and he was only trying to feed his family
    ...and his mother is distraught
    ...and he was from a broken family
    ...and he had eight “half” siblings who will miss him
    ...and he didn’t deserve to die...

    It’s all really starting to sound the same, isn’t it?

    None of the above justify breaking into some dude’s home and threatening him with a shovel. But that will be overlooked by the “media”.

  • Michael Moore: 'ObamaCare Is Awful'

    01/01/2014 12:33:16 PM PST · 20 of 26
    VideoPaul to GrandJediMasterYoda

    Moore’s deafening silence in Obama’s near-constant golfing is especially funny since the walking heart attack blasted gWB mercilessly for it in one of his so-called ‘movies’.

    Bush golfing? Baaaad.
    Obama doing the same thing? Silence from the 350 pound CVA waiting to happen.

  • 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Vin Scully on Emotional Moment in Sportscasting

    01/01/2014 8:39:45 AM PST · 12 of 23
    VideoPaul to CARDINALRULES

    And there won’t be any new broadcasters to replace them. The jobs doing sports broadcasting used to go to career broadcasters now go to broken down ex-players. Guys like Vin Scully And Bob Uecker, if they were starting out today, wouldn’t see one minute behind the mike because some old retired left handed pitcher got the gig instead.

  • Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year end

    01/01/2014 8:34:48 AM PST · 4 of 24
    VideoPaul to Innovative

    Apparently you didn’t get the memo...

    Business owners are all filthy rich misers who are wiping their butts with $50 bills, living in mansions and not paying their half dozen domestic workers a ‘living wage’. They can afford all of these taxes and it will only affect them, because taxes on businesses are NEVER passed along to consumers or their employees. If a business owner makes a profit it’s proof that he is evil incarnate and should be shot through the eyeball.

    Please try to keep up.

  • CONNECTICUT GUN OWNERS WAIT IN LINE TO DO SOMETHING MANY GUN OWNERS HOPE THEY NEVER HAVE TO

    12/31/2013 1:34:09 PM PST · 278 of 310
    VideoPaul to 98ZJ USMC

    WORD. First thought I had.

  • Juvenile charged in killings of 2 Newark children (NJ)

    12/31/2013 1:16:18 PM PST · 3 of 14
    VideoPaul to fieldmarshaldj

    How mice to see those strict NJ gun laws keeping all the gun crims from happening. Gun laws are awesome and prevent crime so well!

  • Question for Radio/Television Engineers

    12/31/2013 1:13:39 PM PST · 18 of 33
    VideoPaul to publius321

    Given only a 75kHz channel for FH radio, and a 6 MHz channel for television, not really. You’re not the first on who’s had that thought. There wouldn’t be enough throughput.

  • Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"

    12/31/2013 9:08:35 AM PST · 151 of 182
    VideoPaul to george76

    ...we HEIL!! HEIL!! Right in Deh Fuhrer’s face...

  • Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4°C by 2100

    12/31/2013 9:06:27 AM PST · 76 of 102
    VideoPaul to Abathar

    The same crowd that can’t tell me if I should bring an umbrella to work on Friday is telling me with even more certainty that life on this planet will end 100 years from now if I don’t buy a Prius.

  • Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4°C by 2100

    12/31/2013 9:03:03 AM PST · 73 of 102
    VideoPaul to Abathar

    They’ll throw anything they can find at the wall to see what sticks. And when the science no longer supports the politics, find new “science”.

    After all, Al Go3re the zine man said it’s “settled science”.

  • A Large New Tax on Small Business

    12/31/2013 8:56:02 AM PST · 13 of 24
    VideoPaul to afraidfortherepublic

    There has never, is not now, and will NEVER BE su h a thing as a tax on business. it is **ALWAYS** passed on to their customers.

    WHEN will liberals get this brutally simple concept? I mean seriously...why is this concept a foreign entity to the liberal mind? “Oh, this is a tax on business, not on people.”

    Simply amazing.

  • 5 Things Most New Yorkers Don't Know About Bill de Blasio

    12/31/2013 8:51:22 AM PST · 31 of 41
    VideoPaul to blueunicorn6

    That may well be what happens when he decides that what that city needs is a dollar-a-share tax on NYSE transactions for every last share traded.

  • What killed the liberal radio star?

    12/26/2013 9:21:01 AM PST · 46 of 90
    VideoPaul to raccoonradio

    Liberal talk radio fails for exactly one reason: It fails, almost universally, to put entertainment FIRST.

    A notable exception is Alan Colmes, who is first and foremost a career broadcaster who has worked commercial music radio and understands that you gotta be entertaining before you can be an idealogue. His shows have been successful and have pulled numbers. The rest of them are typically either political hacks, stand up comedians or D-list actors whop can’t cut it in real radio. They try and fail and try and fail.

    Chris Matthews (I know that’s television) is also entertaining, but only because he is just so OUT THERE that it’s entertaining to watch him make a fool out of himself nightly. It’s like audio vaudeville with him executing pratfalls in your ears constantly. Marc Maron is a really funny stand-up guy, but his preachy, whiny show on Air America was an unfettered disaster of liberal proselytizing that was just NOT entertaining.

    Air America radio tried to be relevant but was too busy squandering million$ on impressive facilities in midtown Manhattan and on overpaying the aforementioned stand-up comedians and D-list actors who were NOT entertaining but sure as hell were idealogues. It failed despite several massive cash infusions. D-listers Al Franken and Jeneane Garofalo are NOT radio broadcasters, and their message-first schtick didn’t cut it. Oh yes, there were sycophantic hangers-on who hung on their every word and who thought they were the greatest thing ever, but their numbers were far too few to mean anything to advertisers. And for a political ideology that makes businesses out to be Satan himself, it’s kind of silly to then turn around and ask big businesses to support them when they’re howling about how pure evil big businesses are. The network failed to attract meaningful advertiser support (why feed those who seek to destroy you) and in many markets, had to BUY the air time it used. Meanwhile, El Rushbo charges—and charges a TON—for his show to be carried. Stations compete with each other for the right to pay for his show. Why? it is entertaining first and puts the message second. Advertisers support it and it pulls listener numbers. In Chicago, the nation’s third largest media market, Air America had to buy air time to be heard, and even at that it was on flea-powered stations that couldn’t be heard in large portions of the metro. Full powered stations wanted nothing to do with it.

    Eventually, some liberal talk show host will put entertainment first. What do I mean by this? I mean, not going on the air and spending 3 hours wringing his hands bloody over the plight of (insert liberal cause here). Put more simply, liberals get ANGRY at conservatives. Conservatives LAUGH at liberals. To quote Billy Joel, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints...the sinners are much more fun.”

    Radio must be entertaining first. But because liberals can’t laugh at themselves and only display anger to those they oppose, they just aren’t fun to listen to. They are so busy cramming the message down your throat they forgot that no one likes a sermon and they’ve got sermonitis.

    In the mean time, it’s fun to watch people like George Soros squander vast sums of money down a preachy, whiny rabbit hole. And the state of the art broadcast gear that Air America bought with it was a steal for a lot of actual radio pros at the liquidation.

    So it will be until some liberal stops preaching and starts entertaining.

  • Sandwich Shop Cans Workers Days Before Christmas

    12/24/2013 10:27:57 AM PST · 56 of 99
    VideoPaul to Cyber Liberty

    No...they will apply for their jobs back and they will accept them at minimum wage. Then they’ll walk in a circle with a sign on a stick demanding twice the amount of money they just agreed to. Then we can ask the question: Well, if you didn’t think minimum wage is fair, why did you agree to that rate of pay int the first place?

    Wait for THAT response. You can bet that the answer will begin with that intellectual refrain, “Hey hey, ho ho...”

  • Sandwich Shop Cans Workers Days Before Christmas

    12/24/2013 10:23:10 AM PST · 53 of 99
    VideoPaul to Baynative

    “Snarf’s closed...fight for 15 victory!”

    It’s CLOSED. Now no one has ANY job there. How exactly is going from 7 bucks an hour to ZERO bucks an hour a “victory”?

    This really is deluded thinking.

  • Bloomberg, Moms Demand Action: Background Checks Don't Work, Pass More Background Checks

    12/24/2013 10:20:48 AM PST · 7 of 18
    VideoPaul to rktman

    1) Well, as soon as the president submits to one...
    2) You mean laws prevent crimes? That gun-free school zone worked so well in Littleton, Colorado last week.
    3) Isn’t insanity the act of doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result?
    When you’re out of new ideas, just reboot old ones that didn’t work.

  • Sen. Manchin: 'Just Not in the President's Nature to Pal Around'

    12/23/2013 11:41:30 AM PST · 24 of 27
    VideoPaul to rktman

    He only pals around with people who he considers his equals...in other words, no one. He’s above the rest of us and has no peers nor contemporaries.

    Ergo, we should all feel very, very sorry for him and his lonely existence of his at the top of Olympus and get off his back. Mere mortals could not possibly assume the weight he carries upon...

    Ooh, time for a $4 million vacation to Hawaii and more golf!!

  • Bears' Melton arrested after bar altercation(Another millionaire NFL player busted for thuggery)

    12/22/2013 4:53:25 PM PST · 20 of 25
    VideoPaul to GeronL

    Why SURELY you don’t suggest that college athletes are held to a different academic standard, or are given grades they didn’t earn do you? I mean, that would be a crushing indictment of college athletics programs!

  • Bears' Melton arrested after bar altercation(Another millionaire NFL player busted for thuggery)

    12/22/2013 2:18:43 PM PST · 6 of 25
    VideoPaul to VideoPaul

    Seriously, is it THAT unreasonable to ask millionaires with college degrees to keep their noses clean? Lay off the booze and behave yourself. Save the thuggery for after you’ve “retired”. Be a good neighbor. Walk AWAY from altercations. Ignore insults. “Living well is the best revenge”.

    Some day the NFL and its several owners will start to look at more than athletic ability—they’ll put some thought into what kind of a PERSON they are hiring. There will be morality clauses in their contracts that require good behavior on and off the field.

    But is sure isn’t gonna be today.

  • Bears' Melton arrested after bar altercation(Another millionaire NFL player busted for thuggery)

    12/22/2013 1:55:10 PM PST · 1 of 25
    VideoPaul
  • Elitist HHS Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena Because ‘We Don’t Trust You!’

    12/22/2013 8:03:13 AM PST · 10 of 32
    VideoPaul to lowbridge

    another update from the most honest, open and transparent administration ever. Change! Change we can believe in!!

  • Sheriff Dart slams restrictions on concealed-carry background checks

    12/18/2013 11:48:07 AM PST · 11 of 11
    VideoPaul to G Larry

    In Illinois they are sending to both state and FBI. The problem is that Mr. Dart and the Chicago machine are vehemently opposed to concealed carry in any form whatsoever, leaving only cops and criminals to be able to go armed. They wanted a carve-out for Chicago to draft its own laws that were different from the state law. Emanuel made it clear that he opposed ANYONE other than LEO’s to have concealed weapons. That didn’t happen and because Chicago is so used to getting its own way, the whining from Chicago is deafening. It’s also interesting to note that “the system” which Mr. Dart will tell you he expects everyone to follow and submit themselves to, he clearly doesn’t trust.

    In my opinions, Dart is going to use this—objecting to anyone with even one arrest but no convictions for those crimes—to flood the review system and just bog everything down. The state will insist that is just can’t follow the 90 day law because of the volume of applications and objections, and we’ll be waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting, fulfilling the Chicago machine’s desire to have no concealed carry.

    I’m still so curious to know how a government can break the law and nothing happens, but citizens break the law and get bent over the table. When you don’t follow a legally defined deadline as a citizen, you get fined or worse. The state is supposed to issue FOID cards within 30 days and has been running four and five times that, and the only thing is they say “we’re just too busy” and that’s the end of it. UI fear that “we’re just too busy” is going to be exactly what we hear from the CCW processing. I hope they will follow the 90 day law, but I’m not holding my breath.

    The people wringing their hands bloody about how “it will turn into the wild west” have been wrong in every state they’ve put up a fuss in, and they are wrong here as well.

    Meanwhile it was mayor Emanuel who spread bald-faced misinformation about the law. Emanuel who publicly said that “what every police chief in the country thinks” is that concealed carry should nto be allowed.

    http://www.suntimes.com/16974496-761/emanuel-calls-federal-appeals-ruling-on-concealed-weapons-wrong-headed.html

    Another “inconvenient truth” is that in reality, many police chiefs endorse it, as did the Illinois association of police chiefs...and so did Mr. Emanuel’s very own Chicago Police Sergeant’s association. Perhaps Hizzonner should stop putting words in cops’ mouths, especially when so many are saying exactly the opposite publicly.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/law-enforcement-support-for-concealed-carry-illinois-still-growing

    They know what hey know, don’t confuse them with the facts.

  • Sheriff Dart slams restrictions on concealed-carry background checks

    12/18/2013 10:37:22 AM PST · 9 of 11
    VideoPaul to G Larry

    The reason is that the LEADS system is based on name and DOB, which is NOT positive ID. Fingerprints ARE a positive ID. If you are going to be potentially denying a constitutional right, you have to use positive ID.

  • Obama White House Calls GOP a "Cult Worthy of Jonestown"

    12/18/2013 10:29:23 AM PST · 34 of 41
    VideoPaul to Texas Fossil

    ...says the administration that has its leader beatified in schools.

  • (Cook County, IL) Sheriff: Concealed carry process 'fraught with problems and holes'

    12/17/2013 12:47:19 PM PST · 1 of 17
    VideoPaul
  • My dog just passed (vanity)

    12/14/2013 5:27:03 PM PST · 112 of 148
    VideoPaul to taxcontrol

    The blurry screen appears to be spreading.

    Someone post the ‘rainbow briDge’ poem. I wouldn’t be able to read this screen for an hour if I did.

    You will be reunited at the rainbow bridge. Hang in there.

  • Michelle Obama never got her chance to death stare the Danish Prime Minister until now...

    12/13/2013 11:27:12 AM PST · 13 of 18
    VideoPaul to esoxmagnum

    It’s amazing. With moo-chelle, when she does it in a public gathering, people literally need to point AT her and laugh AT her. Because liberals cannot handle being laughed at, she’d turn off that billy bad-ass routine in a hurry. She’s trying to be intimidating but she just comes off as a petulant, entitled street beeyotch. VERY un-first-lady-like, is you ask me.

    YMMV.

  • Michelle Obama never got her chance to death stare the Danish Prime Minister until now...

    12/13/2013 10:07:20 AM PST · 4 of 18
    VideoPaul to The Looking Spoon

    Ms. Obama;s famous death glares would end quickly if people just started to point and laugh as soon as she enters “bad-ass” mode.

    Laughing at a liberal is like kryptonite. You argue with them, get angry, call names, they get empowered. You laugh at them, they dissolve into a wad of self-righteous goo.

  • Another Obamacare horror story you’re not likely to hear

    12/13/2013 10:04:21 AM PST · 4 of 5
    VideoPaul to Oldpuppymax

    I’ve been trying to just get a rate to compare since October 1. My identity is still being verified. No one at Obamacare and no one at Experian can help me. I’ve heard “please be patient” several times.

    My patience is running out.

  • Awesome Youtube Video: Molding a Fire Ant Colony of Molten Aluminum [A Cast of Thousands]

    12/13/2013 8:09:18 AM PST · 15 of 23
    VideoPaul to SES1066

    People Eating Tasty Animals will be apoplectic with rage over this. I predict gallons of blood will be shed just from the wringing of their chapped winter hands over the unjustifiable murder of so many precious, uh, ah, uh, (consults book) ANTS! That’s it! Those poor defenseless fire ants!

  • Country music legend Ray Price leaving hospital for Mount Pleasant home, leaves final message...

    12/12/2013 2:34:13 PM PST · 35 of 43
    VideoPaul to SoConPubbie

    +1.

    I hope I have the faith and class to go out like that. That is a man truly at peace. May we all find that in our final days.

  • Police officer who retired at 29 with $2 million pension because staple injury to his finger ...

    12/12/2013 2:28:53 PM PST · 29 of 43
    VideoPaul to Dr. Sivana

    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!
    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!!
    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!
    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!!JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!
    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!!JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!
    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!!JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!
    JOHN KERRY WON THREE PURPLE HEARTS!!

    ...just in case you weren’t aware.

  • Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it' (Politifact)

    12/12/2013 2:22:02 PM PST · 11 of 32
    VideoPaul to Colonel_Flagg

    Didn’t you all get the memo? One of the plan’s architects said that you can absolutely keep your doctor and your insurance, but you’ll have to pay a lot more for the privilege. That’s what Mr. Obama MEANT. You can’t take him at his word, you gotta get the REAL meaning from his minions.

  • N. Korea: Jang Sung-taek Executed Immediately after Special Military Trial

    12/12/2013 2:19:58 PM PST · 15 of 45
    VideoPaul to LeoWindhorse

    Man, and I thought I had problems with my inlaws...

  • 'Fake' deaf Mandela signer had 'schizophrenic episode'

    12/12/2013 7:33:46 AM PST · 42 of 99
    VideoPaul to Jack Hydrazine

    “Steal second. Run on anything. Squeeze play. Steal second...”

  • Mandela Memorial Service. A Festival Hypocrisy and Cynicism

    12/12/2013 7:31:46 AM PST · 5 of 13
    VideoPaul to se99tp

    Mandela Memorial Service. A Festival Hypocrisy and Cynicism

    cORRECTION:

    Mandela BEATIFICATION. A Festival Hypocrisy and Cynicism

    There, fixed it.

  • What the sign langauge interpreter really was saying

    12/12/2013 6:20:09 AM PST · 34 of 47
    VideoPaul to MaxMax

    Please leave Joe Biden out of this.

  • What the sign langauge interpreter really was saying

    12/12/2013 6:19:28 AM PST · 33 of 47
    VideoPaul to ItsOurTimeNow

    +1

  • Wife of soon-to-be deported Mexican decries New Orleans immigration enforcement

    12/12/2013 6:14:25 AM PST · 14 of 27
    VideoPaul to BenLurkin

    +1

  • Wife of soon-to-be deported Mexican decries New Orleans immigration enforcement

    12/12/2013 6:13:54 AM PST · 13 of 27
    VideoPaul to moonshinner_09

    Of course, her convict husband’s felonious behavior had NOTHING to do with her problems. The fact that he is here against our laws has nothing to do with her problems.

    I wonder how much she’d be for the government to simply stop enforcing the laws against RAPE, just like she wants them to stop enforcing the laws against illegal immigration. After all, doesn’t equal protection under the law mean that laws are enforced fairly and evenly? So if the government is going to decide to ignore one law, aren’t they required to ignore them all?

    She wants laws enforced all right. She just doesn’t want ones that are inconvenient to HER enforced.

    Wow..just think how shockingly unfair this is. A man here illegally commits a felony and the country decides to send him back from whence he came. WHY would any country want to keep a felon around that didn’t belong here in the first place? Wow, that would be unreasonable, wouldn’t it?

    Perhaps she needs to “reform” how she picks her men. Try one who isn’t here illegally and one who doesn’t commit felonies, sweety. I just can’t generate a whole lot of sympathy for someone who makes crappy choices in men and then demands that society change to compensate for her lousy decisions. I’ll just BET she wanted herself a ‘bad boy’, which this story says she got.

  • The Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela’s Memorial Was 'A Complete Fraud' Making Nonsense Gestures

    12/11/2013 8:43:58 AM PST · 43 of 52
    VideoPaul to SeekAndFind

    I was wondering why he kept telling me to steal second base...

  • World premiere: ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’ at Princeton University(barf alert)

    12/09/2013 10:11:51 AM PST · 11 of 12
    VideoPaul to rktman

    Come and listen to a story ‘bout a kid named Tray
    Got his iced tea and his skittles and his hoodie for the day
    He was cuttin’ through a neighborhood in Sanford late at night
    When he ran across a guy who was hispanic and white
    Honkey, that is....

  • TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol

    12/09/2013 9:44:09 AM PST · 26 of 78
    VideoPaul to moonshinner_09

    ...TSA supervisor Ima Mallcop not only defended the screener’s decision, but praised it. “Recent intel has shown that sock monkeys are frequently lonely, left by themselves for long periods of time, and resent being controlled by someone else when they are around other, in other words, perfect candidates for recruitment by Al Quaeda,” said Ms. Mallcop. “This TSO is a credit to the uniform, and will be nominated for the monthly Smurftastic award. If this sock puppet would have been allowed on board, someone could have been seriously hurt or worse.”

    TSA director Papa Smurf refused to respond to reporters’ questions, but did E-mail a pre-produced pamphlet entitled “When Good Puppets Go Bad” which cites studies by the University of Gobbledygook showing that completely inert toy props, even unloaded ones, can cause grave damage. In 2007, according to the study, a Teddy Ruxpin breached the flight deck on a Boeing 737-800 bound for Miami using a fake nose-and-glasses, and ordered the pilots to fly to Oxnard, California. 152 passengers were terrorized by their surroundings until they were bused to Fresno where they immediately felt better.

    “Rubber chickens, dribble glasses and whoopee cushions are all prohibited items,” explained Mallcop. “Those attempting to bring them into the sterile area will be detained for questioning. It’s for your safety. Think of the children!”

  • Obamacare Architect: If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Pay More

    12/08/2013 12:49:19 PM PST · 12 of 22
    VideoPaul to SeekAndFind

    Interesting, isn’t it, that this president wants you to take him at face value and listen to exactly what he says...until exactly what he says isn’t really what he meant, and then you have to run around between his apologists for them to tell you what he REALLY meant, and for you to be told that you’re stupid for not understanding that he doesn’t really mean what he says.

    He told America what America needed to hear to pass this massive fraud, and not that it’s law, we hear what he REALLY meant. Because if he’s told the truth, this wouldn’t ave become law.

    I’m seriously starting to wonder if this man can even tell the difference between truth and a lie.

  • No charges filed against FSU’s Winston

    12/06/2013 8:35:42 AM PST · 96 of 100
    VideoPaul to VideoPaul

    For the record, I was incorrect int he amount ND paid, it was 55k for Declan Sullivan’s lost life and some other miscellaneous fines for improper maintenance. In the official report, Indiana OSHA found that ND failed to concern itself with worker safety and failed to properly inspect and maintain its equipment. From the official report: In a statement, IOSHA said that “Notre Dame did not establish and maintain conditions of work that were reasonably safe for its employees that were free from recognized hazards that caused or were likely to cause death or serious injury.” The report specifically cites:

    “• Knowingly exposing its employees to unsafe conditions by directing its untrained student videographers to use the scissor lift during a period of time when the National Weather Service issued an active wind advisory with sustained winds and guests in excess of the manufactured specifications and warnings. $55,000 fine.
    • Not properly training the student employees in the operation and use of scissor lifts. $5,000 fine.
    • Not doing annual, monthly or weekly inspections on the scissor lift for more than a year. $5,000 fine.
    • Not having a scissor lift service as required by the maintenance schedule in the operator’s manual. $5,000 fine.
    • Not having an operator’s manual kept in a weather-proof box. $5,000 fine.
    • Missing some warning labels and having some labels that were weathered and faded. $2,500 fine.”

    In addition, part of the family’s statement not only points up that for all of the apologizing, their son is still in fact dead and the hands of those who put football over life, and “the program” is in fact changing its procedures. too bad they didn’t change them before the guy died. From the family’s statement:

    “We appreciate the thorough investigation by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of our son, Declan. This report is an important step in preventing future accidents, but its findings do not change the fact that Declan is not with us.

    Our family supports the efforts by the University of Notre Dame to halt the use of hydraulic lifts to film football practices and install remote-controlled cameras. We are confident that Notre Dame will address the additional issues raised in the IOSHA report.”

    One last thought...”the program” failed to inspect that equipment for safety for more than a year. Want to guess how often players’ helmets and pads are inspected by “the program”? I’m willing to bet on “at least once a week”. It is surely more often than they inspected that lift.

    As for “scurrilous” and “slander”, when the OSHA report says they KNOWINGLY did things that they KNOWINGLY knew were LIKELY to cause serious death or injury in a finding of facts, my comments are neither scurrilous nor slanderous. That’s the inspectors’ report’s words, not mine. Do you think they would have sent their star quarterback up in that lift in those winds? Hell no, that night have injured a player. It’s really tough to spin that in any way but them knowingly sending a guy up to a dangerous height in high winds in equipment that hadn’t been properly inspected or maintained or even adequately training that worker. That’s being totally indifferent to human life and no, I don’t see any other way to spin that.

    And yes, of COURSE they showed all kinds of regret and concern after the guy died. This was a serious, serious situation that required immediate action as it might harm “the program”.

    As I said, enjoy the game.