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Posts by yefragetuwrabrumuy

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  • ‘Revenant’ director Iñárritu makes history, blasts Trump

    02/07/2016 2:25:53 PM PST · 39 of 44
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to WilliamIII

    At least he was smarter than Tarantino, insulting only after he had a big box office and had won awards.

  • U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

    02/07/2016 11:31:53 AM PST · 23 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Lurking Libertarian

    That was the standard. However, in the post-Manning and Snowden world, governments are becoming increasingly aggressive about information they do not want to be shared.

    For example, the “European Court of Justice” is now considering whether people should have to consider whether material is infringing copyright before posting a hyperlink to it.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/04/eu_highest_court_may_kill_off_hyperlinks/

    Since 2014, the US has “virtual power of arrest” of UK citizens in the UK; so now the UK is pushing to have the same authority in the US.

    http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/does-America-virtual-power-arrest-UK/story-22051233-detail/story.html

    And in past some judges who do not quite grasp what the Internet is, have tried to enjoin the Internet to take down information they do not approve of.

    So, with so many fools around, it behooves someone with critical data to insure its protection out of the grasp of such brutes.

  • U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

    02/07/2016 10:49:42 AM PST · 11 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Nachum

    As a rule of thumb, if you ever have controversial media, be sure to at least have a trusted friend out of the US to have a copy. Probably more than one person. So if you are slapped with this injunction, you can just shrug and tell the judge that many copies were distributed “to persons unknown” before the injunction, so you no longer have control over them.

    “But we will obey your injunction, though it is moot.”

  • GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart

    02/07/2016 6:22:25 AM PST · 16 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to GunningForTheBuddha

    This is the acute, stage IV pancreatic cancer that can happen to young corporations.

    Much like the joke about a man who feels queasy and goes to his doctor. His doctor tells him he is terminally ill. “You only have ten left,” says the doctor.

    “Ten what!?,” yells the man. “Months? Days?”

    “Nine”, replies the doctor.

  • Hillary Clinton Says Banning Fossil Fuel Extraction on Public Lands a 'Done Deal'

    02/07/2016 6:04:46 AM PST · 30 of 41
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cincinatus' Wife

    The underlying problem here is obvious: The federal government has taken far too much state land and set is aside so that it cannot be used by those who live there.

    This has been one of the curses of “progressivism” that has tormented our country for over a hundred years, and gets worse with each president of either party.

    But the way to stop this problem is with a State Lands Restoration Act, which gives the bulk of the land back to the states, outside of military and Indian reservations.

    An essential part of doing so is a legal description that states are “competent authorities” to the management of their lands, *as well as* the wildlife that dwells within.

    This would give liberals all over the US “dog strokes”, because it would devastate the radical environmentalist movement, strip the federal government of enormous amounts of illegitimate power, restore resources to the use of the states, and get them back into production.

    It would be devastating to the socialists and one-world government types, as well as those tyrannical imbeciles at the United Nations.

  • Indoor agriculture called ‘next major enhancement’ to US food supply

    02/07/2016 5:57:00 AM PST · 21 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I see the best opportunity here for “micro-environment” greenhouses. This is a technique long used in some botanical gardens, of having a chain of greenhouses, with vestibules between them, that begin with one that is cool and dry, becoming increasingly warm and wet. The plants in each corresponding to their optimal growing conditions.

    In places that are very cold, with long, dark winters; or places that are very hot and dry, the most energy and water conservative way of doing this would be underground. A chain of caverns producing more expensive crops in a year around season.

    This means that its economics would be based on producing better and cheaper food than could be imported.

  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Constitutional Carry for Knives

    02/07/2016 5:29:06 AM PST · 12 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to wita

    It’s a little more complicated than that.

    While a federal lifetime gun ban exists, some states offer a restoration of gun rights by a judge, based on:

    They must be non-violent offenders who did not use weapons in the commission of their crimes, nor do they come under the blanket of “domestic violence”, nor be adjudged to be mentally ill, with the older standard of “representing a threat of harm to themselves or others”, or who are reliant on psychotropic drugs, or addiction to illegal drugs or alcohol.

    There is a lot of gray area there, so the judge has considerable discretion. It is perhaps most often refused because of gang ties or involvement with violent criminal conspiracies, behavior in prison or expression of threats against others.

    Importantly, ex-cons see the restoration of gun rights as by far the most important of the rights they have lost, since they are frequently victims, so many will go through the hassle for restoration.

  • Is This Ancient Greek 'Laptop' Proof That Time Travel Is Real? [in short, no]

    02/06/2016 4:17:14 PM PST · 86 of 106
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SunkenCiv

    It should be noted that many of the questionable items come from about a 200 year period around 0 AD. That is, within a window 100 years before, and 100 years after. The “Greek Period”.

    My personal favorite I saw during the Splendors of Ancient Egypt tour around the turn of the century. It was not your typical stuff, and I think they realized, almost as an afterthought, that the exhibit didn’t have any mummies in it.

    So the very last exhibit was of a Greek Period wooden coffin, with a mummy in it. Whether it was a part of the permanent exhibit, or just found somewhere, I don’t know.

    But I did note that it had a two part lid, like some modern coffins, and that the inside of the lid over the mummies’ face was painted to look like the night sky, filled with large stars.

    Stepping back from the coffin I noted the thick, red and white horizontal stripes that went around its exterior. But with that part of the lid raised, I realized that I was looking at an abbreviated version of the flag of the United States!

    I had a long laugh with my friends about this, then observed, “I guess the time machine works, at least halfway.” And you figure that for Christians, this would be the ideal time to pay a visit.

  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:57:00 PM PST · 32 of 72
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123
  • (Madeleine) Albright: ‘Special place in hell for women who don’t help each... (Video)

    02/06/2016 1:12:13 PM PST · 36 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to maggief

    Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton together are a story told to children to make them fear the night. And being baked in ovens.

  • Black Teen Punches Old Man in Face Playing Knockout as Friends Film and Laugh

    02/06/2016 1:07:17 PM PST · 28 of 71
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Enlightened1

    There are few places, places with strict gun control, where such brutes can still function with impunity. Otherwise, some old cuss is as likely as not to gun him down to bleed out in the street. It sort of takes the fun out of it for his little feral friends.

    Yep, the liberal twits will still wring their hands and call for gun control. They are not smart people.

  • Conservative Or Egoist? (Our Support For Trump & Cruz)

    02/06/2016 12:55:10 PM PST · 12 of 48
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Ohioan

    Both Cruz and Trump have their strong points, and there has been more than a few hints from both camps that if one wins the nomination, he will tap the other as his VP.

    So let me accentuate the positives of both men.

    1) Trump is the very definition of “bold”. He has identified some of America’s very worst contemporary problems, and is blunt about their solutions. He rallies and stimulates the people as a leader who will *do*, not just bloviate. He may be enough of a “muleskinner”, to beat the weaklings in congress over the head with a 2x4 to make them act.

    2) Cruz is by all accounts a genius. He has a clear vision of the problems in the mechanism of government, often going back more than a hundred years. So he is less involved in fixing the acute problems than fixing the whole machine, figuring that if he can make it work as it was intended to work, if will fix the problems faster and better, and its repairs will last beyond the next worthless president.

    So add the two together as a functional team and you have a very, very powerful combination.

    As far as shortcomings go, Trump has a strong need for core philosophical values. This needs considerable rigidity of character, not pragmatism.

    Cruz, for his part, falls short on charisma. He needs someone to pound the bully pulpit for him, who appeals more to emotions and less to thought. He also needs to have someone to watch his back, as there are a thousand, ten thousand knives out there with his name on them.

  • Green Beret Sergeant Stepped Up to Stop the Abuse of a Child;... Could be Kicked Out of the Army...

    02/06/2016 7:47:20 AM PST · 18 of 50
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to kindred

    The best way to handle this would be that if Cruz is elected president, to rehire this NCO, and commission him in a rank higher than those who fired him, after firing them. That is, he was fired by the Army’s Qualitative Management Program (QMP board), so the members of this board need to be fired.

    Then, after a suitable length of time, to insure that he will get a retirement at his higher rank, offer him the choice to remain an officer at that rank, or return to being an NCO with a promotion in NCO rank to Master Sergeant.

  • Federal court strikes down NC congressional district maps

    02/06/2016 7:38:36 AM PST · 4 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RightGeek

    One of the judges is black, and a Clinton appointee. One is white, looks odd, and is an Obama appointee. And the third is a “legacy” judge, appointed by W. Bush, filling the seat after his father died, in mild dissent.

    At the end of the article, it should be noted that a Democrat suggested a Democrat dirty trick, a “non-partisan independent redistricting process”. They suckered Arizona into that, then got Democrats to pretend they were independents, to pack the board, that was supposed to be non-partisan with Republicans, Democrats and Independents, so in a heavily Republican state, the Democrats created the districts.

  • Jeb’s awkward plea to young voter: ‘I want to be your first’

    02/04/2016 6:58:16 PM PST · 6 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ObamahatesPACoal
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:23:37 PM PST · 5 of 39
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    “This clearly demonstrates the Democrat War on Women.”

  • Trump: Obama 'Feels Comfortable' in A Mosque

    02/04/2016 5:37:03 AM PST · 25 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Helicondelta

    I slightly wonder if that dumbass actually wants to be murdered by a Muslim? Not out of any sense of martyrdom, but with some weird Islamic idea that if a Muslim murders the leader of a nation, that nation becomes Muslim.

  • Jeb Bush Plans Family Reunion (and Campaigning) in South Carolina

    02/03/2016 6:21:51 PM PST · 15 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123
  • Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

    02/03/2016 6:19:01 PM PST · 8 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    It should be noted that in ordinary fasting that lasts several days tends to kill off a lot of such cells, which are then regenerated by stem cells.

    https://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-triggers-stem-cell-regeneration-of-damaged-old-immune-system/

    “...the June 5 (2014) issue of the Cell Stem Cell shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage — a major side effect of chemotherapy — but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal.”

  • The Many Mysteries of Uranus

    02/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PST · 33 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Timpanagos1

    The big question should be:

    “What made Uranus curly whirley”?

  • Why a top food poisoning expert won’t ever eat these foods

    02/03/2016 5:34:13 AM PST · 38 of 64
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to afraidfortherepublic

    His “expertise” is problematic.

    To start with, when there are problems with eggs or dairy products, it is almost always because the animals involved are being kept in very unsanitary circumstances. This tends to happen in mass scale agribusiness, far less in smaller farms.

    Here is a surprise: pasteurization *does not* sterilize milk. In only reduces how many bacteria are living in the milk. This is why milk still spoils in sealed containers in the refrigerator. Milk that has been sterilized by pasteurization tastes awful.

    Milk that has been almost completely sterilized using “high-temperature short-time” (HTST or HST), (160F to 165F), for about 15 to 30 seconds, isn’t as chemically altered (though I think it still tastes cruddy), and has an *un-refrigerated* shelf life of perhaps 6 months. It is mostly used for whipping cream.

    Raw milk, produced exclusively on small farms that go to extremes to avoid being shut down by government, is incredibly delicious. It is worth trying, though thereafter pasteurized milk will taste like chalky water.

    Both the bacteriophobe government agencies and the dairy industries hate and fear raw milk producers, and are determined to shut them down for good, even if it takes the government registration of all farm animals to do so.

    The flip side of all of this is that bacterial infections are almost always “numbers games”. That is, except for children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems or who have recently taken antibiotics, most people can tolerate a given amount of pathogenic bacteria. Their immune system and intestinal flora will suppress it.

    If you consume more than that amount, you will become sick by degrees. That is, somewhat more than the infectious dose and you will get queasy. A lot more and your immune system’s response will make you ill. This is food poisoning.

    Most food poisoning from beef comes with contaminated hamburger that has been undercooked. Chicken is a lot easier because it is naturally much more septic, and the bacteria lives under the skin and in the fat.

    Eating raw seafood, aka sushi, is something you shouldn’t eat, because the odds are substantial that it will make you quite ill, sooner or later.

  • Lady Gaga to sing at Super Bowl, Grammys [More NFL Shark Jumping]

    02/03/2016 5:04:26 AM PST · 25 of 82
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SoFloFreeper
    We can but hope that she has shed some of the pounds she slapped on while on tour.

  • Older Democrats wonder if Bernie Sanders is the second coming of George McGovern

    02/03/2016 4:59:22 AM PST · 12 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Marcus

    In the 1912 election, socialist Eugene V. Debs won 6% of the vote.

    In the 1972 election, Democrat George McGovern won 37.5% of the vote, which amounted to 29.1 million votes, compared to Richard Nixon’s 47.1 million. As background, the radical wing of the Democrat party had tried to take over in 1968, and failed, but had success in taking over the party in 1971. They have been a radical party ever since, divided between the big city (and the one remaining state, Arkansas) political machines, which function much like organized crime syndicates, and their radical socialist rank and file.

    So this election will determine if their parties socialist wing has grown strong enough to dominate. It will also show if enough Americans are either ignorant of socialism, or have been persuaded that it is a legitimate form of government.

  • Bernie Madoff 'Doing Fine' in Prison Despite Heart Issues, Few Visitors

    02/03/2016 3:54:50 AM PST · 20 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Talisker

    I’m not so sure. He donated to a lot of leftist organizations, including a lot of well known ones, but these ones stood out. Little groups of just a few or only one person, but all with similar focus.

  • Hidden Population of Up to 200 Lions Found in Remote Ethiopia

    02/02/2016 4:05:50 PM PST · 14 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    In all fairness, big cats are much like house cats. If you feed them, or they can get food, you get more cats. However, lions have a serious attrition rate in the wild, with only about 20% of cubs surviving to adulthood.

    It does not help that they see people as walking Snicker’s bars. And given their druthers, people prefer dead lions to living around live ones.

  • Georgia set to execute its oldest death row inmate

    02/02/2016 3:54:44 PM PST · 23 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rickmichaels

    States really, truly need to enact a firing squad alternative to lethal injection, along with a judicial requirement to include it as an “alternative” means of execution in case the primary means is disallowed.

    A firing squad setup is cheap, easy, quick to set up, can use any LEO as a rifleman, uses a wooden platform to hold the rifles, and is impossible to block by denying equipment or skill. As a means of execution, it is extremely difficult to challenge.

    So after all the effort to block lethal injection, including denial of the drugs used, refusal of a medical expert to administer it, etc. The state can immediately say, “Fine. Shoot him.”

  • Judge orders employer to pay man $115,000 for not letting him use women’s bathroom

    02/02/2016 3:49:20 PM PST · 46 of 68
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to wagglebee

    This employer is missing an easy bet.

    1) Get a group of “reliable” women who work for the company. Have them each file complaints with the company and, after several such complaints, the police, that the tranny “harassed, menaced, and exposed his genitals at them in the women’s restroom.”

    2) Create a paper trail indicative of this guy being a sexual predator. Officially counsel him (while discreetly video recording him) to stop harassing the women in the restroom. He will be on tape denying everything and accusing the women of hating him.

    3) Something which may or may not work is to get one of the women to wear a discreet GoPro camera with audio, and when he is particularly upset, he might go off on her in the restroom. While this doesn’t prove everything it goes a long way to destroying his credibility.

    4) Then when he tries to sue the company, the women counter sue as a group. So not only does he lose, he is now known as a tranny sexual predator. Instead of easy money, he is out on the street for good.

  • Bernie Madoff 'Doing Fine' in Prison Despite Heart Issues, Few Visitors

    02/02/2016 1:01:01 PM PST · 15 of 22
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    One quirk of his that should be remembered was found in his charitable giving. If anyone set up any kind of “juvenile crime reform” organization that advocated that minors of any age *never* be punished for *any* crime, Madoff would pour money into it.

    Any crime at all. Madoff didn’t care if some 17 year old gang banger slaughtered a nursing home with a machete. Madoff thought he shouldn’t even be arrested.

    This is a profoundly twisted psychology, and you have to wonder how Madoff justified it.

  • Forget Trump but Not the Trumpsters

    02/02/2016 12:54:18 PM PST · 52 of 92
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Truthsearcher

    I am also tired of the endless suggestions that “identifying the problems are the same as solving them” rhetoric.

    There are hundreds and hundreds of problems in the federal government and how it does what is supposed to be its job. And there are thousands of proposed solutions to these problems as well.

    The problems are known. The solutions are known. So what is needed is for a “chief executive” to carry out those solutions. So there is just one question that a candidate has to be asked: will you fix this broken government?

    We do not need a hypocrite who says he will fix problems, but secretly supports and encourages problems to grow.

    We do not need an ideologue who thinks that if he just had more *power*, he could do things. The office of the POTUS already has far too much power. Once he fixes things, he needs to work with congress to *reduce* the power of the office, so the next egotistical fool won’t foul up everything again.

    Importantly, a president is just one man. However, if he appoints an entire cabinet intent on slashing the size and power of government, he might get somewhere.

    His very first budget should utterly horrify the establishment. Massive cuts. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees laid off. Entire agencies closed. Libraries of regulations canceled.

    He will need a small army of dedicated government cutters to do the job. The Vice President will need to be in on the action as well.

    And if Mitch McConnell stands in the way, then he needs a new line of work. The senate and the house caucuses must either agree to this, or those that do not should get no further support from the party. If they persist, then they should be stripped of their party affiliation.

    No more voting with Democrats for any reason. And when Republicans are in charge, the Democrats will not be allowed to interfere, just like Harry Reid did to the Republicans when he was in charge.

    So far, the only candidate with the brains and the desire to do even some of this is Ted Cruz.

  • The Horrors of the Inquisition and Its Modern Advocates

    02/01/2016 1:02:06 PM PST · 11 of 173
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to juliosevero

    In all fairness, the Inquisition needs some context.

    In Spain of the time, there was already a royal inquisition, but it was weak and ineffective. But at the same time, there was great and evil perversion in Spain. Some convents were little more than brothels, some churches were pagan enclaves with fallen priests conducting profane rituals and carrying out orgies. Otherwise, much of the land still had deep undercurrents of paganism in it, often corrupting Catholic practices as badly as does Voodoo in the Caribbean.

    It was obvious and pretty horrifying to the average Spaniard. This was why they begged the church to set up an Inquisition, to root out all this nasty stuff.

    The timing was also good for it to spread to the new world.

    When the Conquistadors arrived in the Aztec Empire, these hardened mercenaries were horrified by what they saw there. Wanting to destroy every aspect of that evil society, an accompanying priest prevented the destruction of a huge library of codexes, scrolls, that contained their knowledge.

    He intended to return them to Spain as valuable documents. And then he read them. He was so utterly horrified with what he had read, like the conquistadors, he was convinced beyond any doubt that any trace of this civilization had to be annihilated. He personally burned the codexes.

    Meanwhile, back in Spain, the Inquisition did what it could before it went utterly rotten. While they did persecute the Jews and others, this was at the behest of the monarch. It also engaged in a lot of de-Islamification as well.

  • Chris Matthews on Iowa: "I Feel Butterflies"

    02/01/2016 5:12:52 AM PST · 20 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Biggirl

    The tingles were in his leg. I wonder where the butterflies are located? Perhaps, as with his opinions, he pulls them out of his behind.

  • Merkel: Yeah, maybe all these refugees should go home when the war ends

    01/31/2016 5:47:55 PM PST · 41 of 56
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    This is called “Kicking der can down der strasse.”

    Merkel is obsessed with flooding Germany with untermenschen, and she does not give a damn for the consequences to anyone else. She probably figures that by the time that war is over, nobody will care anymore, and the pestilence she dumped on her country will be someone else’s problem.

    “I got what I wanted, and that is all that matters.” Which, in a matter of speaking, sounds like something one of her predecessors would have said.

  • FBI Video Release of Lavoy Finicum Shooting and Why CTH is Reluctant to Engage

    01/31/2016 12:39:32 PM PST · 90 of 178
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sioux-san

    Their axiom is partly very wrong:

    “...if you travel from democracy to a constitutional republic and keep going, eventually you arrive at a place absent of any government. This is anarchy. This is law of the jungle, survival of the fittest. Mad Max type societal tribe formation.”

    This is not true, but an illusion created by government to justify itself. Use this chain of thought:

    1) How often do you need government, as such, in your daily life? Do not equate government with the things that have been built by government, but think of government solely as elected, appointed, or hired people.

    2) Even at a low level, if you think of the government as the police, this is inaccurate. The *people* are the police. The uniformed police are just a convenience so that the people can do other things. Fire departments are more to the point, as they maintain and use powerful fire fighting equipment. But they are still a convenience. If they didn’t do that, ordinary people would have to.

    3) Government exists as part of the social contract, an agreement by the majority to have managers of day to day business for the public. But there are plenty of people who live *outside* the organizational part of the social contract. And they certainly do not live in “anarchy”, just an absence of government in most of their lives.

    At the local level, government is “hired” to do these tasks. It doesn’t mean you have to have them. But if you don’t, you have to do that job yourself.

    On the opposite extreme, it can be said that the two purposes of a national government are defense against foreign armies and nations, as well as criminals who operate at the national level. A third purpose is to mediate between state governments. And some other things.

    Lack of government does not mean anarchy or chaos.

  • Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

    01/31/2016 6:54:12 AM PST · 78 of 94
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Truthfully, since even before the Dust Bowl, America has had a problem of too much food. And cutting people off from food is the worst way to motivate them to either learn or work.

    So clearly distinguish between food aid and welfare, because the dynamics of both are completely different.

    Now, this being said, food aid does need major reforms.

    To start with, it should be given to the states as block grants, with far fewer strings attached to other programs. And people receiving aid should not be continually required to submit endless paperwork, take buses across wide metro areas to autograph sign in sheets, and get nattered at by pestiferous leftist social workers any more than say once a year, not once a month or week.

    Next, except for infants and young children, food aid should move away from processed food. Fresh produce should be high on the list, *supplemented* with seasonal surplus crops produced in a particular and adjacent states. This lets the states support their farmers as well.

    This should be interactive with school lunch programs, which should have lots of free fruits and vegetables around for kids to take *if they want*, unconnected to their regular school lunch and sometimes breakfast. If the kids don’t want it, then they won’t take it and throw it away. And if they don’t want it, it can be integrated into their cooked food. For example, bananas into banana bread.

    Churches should definitely be brought into the act. That is, many churches have kitchens that could be used in group efforts to take food aid and process it into tasty meals for poor, infirm, and elderly congregants. As well as canning the surplus.

    An oddity of food economics is that people who buy their own food strongly prefer processed food, and even large scale unprocessed food given as aid does not affect its retail price at all. This is why one store might sell a potato for a dollar, and another a ten pound bag for a dollar.

  • Leaked Transcript Reveals Ted Cruz People Are Nervous About Mailergate

    01/31/2016 6:30:51 AM PST · 136 of 183
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jennychase

    For a long time now, there has been a need to discontinue the “-gate” suffix. So let me suppose that henceforth, *any* and *every* reference to a scandal with the “-gate” suffix, be renamed:

    “Poopygate”.

    It doesn’t matter what scandal it is, who did it, whether it involved politics, sports, business, etc.

    They are henceforth ALL “Poopygate”.

    Maybe *that* will finally kill this vampire, drive a stake through its heart, cut off its head, and bury it in a bolted, garlic filled, steel coffin in sanctified ground at a crossroads.

  • Insider warns elites heading toward 'one-world solutions'

    01/31/2016 5:41:07 AM PST · 32 of 45
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rktman

    Corporate leaders want a one-world government that is a defacto “corporate plutocracy”, a government run by wealthy individuals and corporations, with a bloated bureaucracy full of faceless gray men. In effect, a recreation of a feudal system of nobles and peasants.

    However, they like some elements of socialism, as it taxes workers-peasants to pay for their own health care and retirement, so the corporations don’t have to. Make no mistake, these people would vie for slavery if they could get away with it, perhaps thinking “it just needs a brand name change”. Of course they are very pro-open borders, to get the cheapest possible labor supply; they want the world economy “normalized”, so that all currency has equal value, before being eliminated entirely; and they are very big for international taxation. Except for themselves, because they do not want to pay any taxes to anyone.

    Otherwise, they regard the leftist internationalist socialists as feeble-minded fools, but are content to pretend to let them run things, as long as the real power remains with the corporations.

    Sadly, theirs is a confederation of the evil minded, strongly opposed to patriotism and nationalism, and conservatism.

  • Clinton: GOP disbelieves climate change because Koch brothers tell them to

    01/31/2016 5:28:33 AM PST · 27 of 55
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Libloather

    Democrats believe in MMGW because socialist ambition tells them to.

  • If Hillary is Elected President and Indicted, Can She Pardon Herself?

    01/31/2016 5:27:17 AM PST · 17 of 64
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Salman

    The POTUS has unlimited power to pardon for federal offenses, even for themselves. However, they cannot pardon themselves from impeachable offenses.

    Impeachment is a weak point in the constitution. Far too much is expected of it, as far as policing the POTUS, and it is far too difficult to carry out. After Marbury v. Madison (1810), the president made clear that while the SCOTUS can stop him from doing some things, they cannot make him *do* things.

    And since that time, presidents have connived to be able to do things the SCOTUS cannot stop.

  • U.S. Navy’s LCS Struggles to Fend Off Swarm Attacks, Tests Show

    01/31/2016 5:21:20 AM PST · 26 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Rebelbase

    There are some neat distance videos of cluster bombs detonating on ground targets, but I’ve never seen any over water, likely being much less effective because most are unguided. So using the parachute and guidance system would make them much more efficient.

    A propane bomb over water would be staggering. The blast effects might even bounce off the surface of the water, multiplying them. They definitely need to do some experiments with that to discover its dynamics.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 31 January 2016

    01/31/2016 5:02:09 AM PST · 7 of 305
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Alas Babylon!

    (This is the “thinkprogress” site, but I hope they have accurately quoted Ted Cruz on this. Hell for radical socialists, Heaven for conservatives.)

    Ted Cruz Promises To Create The Most Right-Wing Supreme Court In History

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/01/30/3744635/ted-cruz-conservative-supreme-court/

  • France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

    01/30/2016 11:43:21 AM PST · 27 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    I’m going a lot further than that.

    Israel should nationalize all non-Jewish holy sites, then lease them to those religions who behave responsibly in Israel. If they misbehave, encourage or support misbehavior, etc., they lose their lease. This amounts to a threat to the Wahabbi, the same threat the Saudis use to them. Behave or your mosques will be turned over to the Sufis.

    Israel should deport all Paleos living in the Gaza Strip. Send them to Egypt. And any restive Paleos in the West Bank, to Jordan. The British idea was that Jordan was to be the Arab homeland of the Paleos, and Paleos are already the majority there, even if they are ruled over by Bedouins. So, the more, the merrier.

    Granted, there are some Arabs living in Israel proper, but they cause far less fuss than the Paleos. But if they do, they get shown the door as well.

  • U.S. Navy’s LCS Struggles to Fend Off Swarm Attacks, Tests Show

    01/30/2016 7:16:11 AM PST · 22 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SWAMPSNIPER

    This doesn’t seem to be too huge a problem, for which there could be a simple or complex solution.

    The complex solution is the development of a new cluster munition like the CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon, which dropped 10 munitions, each of which had their own parachute and guidance system, looking for the tops of tanks on the battlefield and steering to it. It then used a shaped charge to blow a hole through the lid on the turret.

    Its munitions were far larger and armor piercing, than what you would need to blow a hole a few feet across through the hull of a small boat. So you could put a lot more such munitions in a single cluster bomb.

    A much easier technique is to use an airburst propane bomb.

    At altitude over the target, it spins and sprays a big cloud of propane, then ignites it. This causes an implosion that changes the air pressure in about a half square mile area from 1 atmosphere, to near vacuum, to a dozen atmospheres in a second or two. This is harmful to people, and would likely knock out every boat in that half square mile area all at once.

  • Panic on SECOND American Airlines flight as mystery fainting illness hits passengers and crew

    01/30/2016 6:50:58 AM PST · 90 of 91
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CFIIIMEIATP737

    That is a good question, but I suspect that the leak is so slow that crew and passengers might start feeling some symptoms of hypoxia before it would trigger a warning.

    Remember that typically a higher altitude commercial aircraft might move from 1 atmosphere (a little more than 1 bar) external pressure at ground level to 40,000 feet where the external pressure is only .2 bar. Thus the depressurization alarm has to adjust accordingly to not just cabin changes at takeoff and landing, but to adjustments in altitude while flying.

    The reason that cabin crew may be more prone to slight changes outside of the typical is that they are upright and working, whereas most passengers are sitting down. Just a thought.

  • France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

    01/30/2016 6:30:14 AM PST · 25 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    This is not *any* liberal’s line. Any sensible country in the world, if faced with a restive minority that has, time and again, tried to support a hostile invading power that wants to exterminate the country, would eventually decide that the restive minority no longer needs to be a threat, and should be booted out.

    The Gaza Strip used to be part of Egypt, so why not push the Paleos who live there back into Egypt? If that is too gut wrenching for the Israelis, they could even pay every member of every Paleo (1.8m) family the annual Egyptian average wage ($4800/yr) (so four members = 4 times annual wage in Egypt ($19,200), making them instantly middle class), and it would cost only around $10 billion. In that Israel’s GDP is about $275 billion, small potatoes to be rid of the problem for good.

    And Israel could show its disdain for the whole affair by first bulldozing Gaza flat, then bulldozing it further until it is below sea level, and letting it become a shallow Mediterranean lake. Thus there is no longer anything for the Gazans to “return” to.

  • France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

    01/29/2016 4:22:09 PM PST · 23 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Olog-hai

    Once again, I have to put a lot of the blame about this square on the shoulders of Israel, because of its dogged insistence on being “Charlie Brown” league wishy-washy.

    The Paleos have joined forces with other Arab attackers repeatedly trying to *annihilate* Israel. Israel’s response, every damned time: after militarily beating the other Arabs, it strives to re-establish the same, failed status quo with the Paleos.

    That is just madness. And why does Israel do this? So that the rest of the world won’t hate Israel. Which most of it does right now already. And truthfully, the rest of the world is rightfully angry at Israel for being wishy-washy.

    Israel gives itself ulcers over the very idea of punishing mass killers who want to slaughter Israelis. It has offered time and again, *anything* the Arabs and Paleos want, other than the annihilation of Israel. But the Arabs and Paleos are firm: they want Israel destroyed and all its people butchered. Non-negotiable demands.

    The Israeli response? Guilt and anguish, and the utter unwillingness to put a stop to this insanity once and for all.

    Don’t even think of calling it “a final solution”, because the mere mention of the phrase makes Israelis choke and feel more guilty, and even vomit because they feel so awful about being mean to the Paleos and other Arabs.

    The rest of the world is sick of it. Were Israel to forcibly expel all of the Paleos, certainly there would be a hubbub, for maybe a year. Then the world would finally relax because every day there would not be the same pissing contest between the Israelis and the Paleos.

    They have no right to demand the attention of the world because they refuse to address their own problems. They have to stop being so damned wishy-washy, or eventually the rest of the world will gang up to drive the Israelis out of Israel, just so that someone else, *anyone* else, will live there quietly.

  • Panic on SECOND American Airlines flight as mystery fainting illness hits passengers and crew

    01/29/2016 3:59:20 PM PST · 70 of 91
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to bigtoona

    It is likely a slow leak from a pressure seal. This can happen because of dry rot, or an improper lubricant got into the seal, or just because it was not swapped out after its expiration date.

  • Despite Support, No Political Will In Republican Party To Create A Gold Standard – Analysts

    01/29/2016 12:31:48 PM PST · 6 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to rightwingintelligentsia

    There is not enough gold for a gold standard. However, we *could* have an effective “metals standard” or “Metallism” that would include gold. This would oddly enough be beneficial to those who own gold, as it would make their gold more convertible and less volatile.

    The concept would not be the idea of coinage alloys, for example, but for pure metals that would be laser engraved to discourage tampering, then sealed in tough but transparent containers, think tough plastic “clamshell” containers, as a second measure against tampering.

    Platinum, gold, silver, copper, palladium, rhodium, titanium, aluminum, zinc, nickel, etc.

  • Billionaire Paul Allen's yacht damaged Caribbean protected coral

    01/29/2016 5:27:29 AM PST · 40 of 54
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    There is a known technology that radically increases the growth of coral in coral shallow water, even if there is nothing there but sand.

    It was discovered that a small electrical current passing through cable is very attractive to coral microorganisms that latch on to the cable and reproduce much faster than normal.

    So an idea was proposed to lay a large grid of cable just offshore in a sandy tidewater area, with two sections of cable going ashore where they are attached to a resistor and a car battery. So little electricity is used that a single charged battery will last most of a month before being replaced and recharged.

    Sure enough, within a year or two, the grid was mostly covered with coral, in a process much faster than naturally. And with the coral came a surfeit of life.

    So a good question is why hasn’t this technology appeared in all sorts of places prone to coral but currently without it?

  • Bernie Sanders shuts down teen climate change denier: 'Thank you for your question. You're wrong.'

    01/29/2016 5:05:18 AM PST · 40 of 61
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to raybbr

    Such arrogance does not build support. While a lot of teens may have cheered right then, at least some of them will wonder why he refused to defend his beliefs.

    This is a side effect of “the cult of nice” in schools, where reality is so sanitized, to eliminate things that are “not nice”, that the smarter children realize that adults are “lying to them with omission.” That is, lying by not telling the whole truth. Trying to present a world with just pastel colors, Muzak, no sharp edges, and no bad feelings. A frightening place.

    For the smartest kids, who recognize the lying, they realize it is because the adults have a corrupt and twisted agenda. But for the smarter than average kids, omission is terrifying, because they ask themselves, “What is so horrible, so awful, that it is ‘the truth that must not be spoken’?”

    And it is the worst kind of enemy, one that is shadowy and tenuous, whose rules are unknown. Say you enter a room in your home and see a gun, not one of yours, resting on a coffee table. It is concerning, but not terrifying, because you know the rules of a gun. It’s not going to fire itself, so it is not the real unknown, just an indicator of it.

    Compare that to visiting a strange, empty building late at night. You enter a dark room with a heavy door, and while looking for a light switch that isn’t there, the door closes and locks behind you. And the door has no handle inside, so you cannot open it. And then you hear the angry growl of an unidentifiable large animal in the room with you. Now that is terrifying, because you have no idea of the rules of the place and the animal.

    And this is the apprehension created by Bernie Sanders in evading a real answer. For he does not want to teach them wisdom or knowledge, just mindless obedience.

    “Trust me,” he says. “Ignore your knowledge, wisdom, common sense, and other people’s ideas.”

    “Trust me. I know better how to run your life than you do.”

  • Wow: Who Fox News Just Invited To GOP Debate Makes Trump’s Decision Look Brilliant (Muslim, Alien)

    01/28/2016 5:31:09 AM PST · 56 of 79
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123

    This will be a great opportunity for the Republican candidates to tell this Islamist apologist to “go fish”, but couched in diplomatic terms.

    But she had better watch her step around Ted Cruz, because he is likely to eviscerate her on national TV. You remember when Brigitte Gabriel just sliced and diced the arrogant Muslim student?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3NzkAOo3s

    I doubt Ted Cruz would be so savage about it, but he could intellectually devastate this Muslim if she tries it on with him.