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Posts by yefragetuwrabrumuy

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  • Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

    04/25/2015 7:11:02 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    I truly doubt that this is “abuse of intravenous prescription drugs”, they most likely mean heroin. I doubt there are many prescription narcotics sold with ampules and syringes for self administration.

    While there are many non-narcotic drugs sold that way, such as insulin and vitamin B-12 for pernicious anemia, narcotics almost always have to be injected by medical personnel.

  • Cops Kill Man for Refusing to ID as He Dropped Off Stray Cat to Animal Shelter, Police Remain Silent

    04/25/2015 5:32:07 PM PDT · 143 of 177
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to LibWhacker

    Oddly enough, the indirect route might prove to be more effective. That is, put pressure on the animal shelter that started this mess. The Dothan Animal Shelter is a city run animal shelter, and a campaign to “Don’t go there or they might murder you” would definitely get their attention.

    The police are used to being attacked, justifiably or not, so have elaborate defenses. But animal shelters do not. People who work there are likely to crack with pressure, perhaps to implicate the police in wrongdoing.

  • Professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails entire class

    04/25/2015 3:38:50 PM PDT · 17 of 67
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to lowbridge

    I actually witness a professor “losing it”, a long time ago, and was fortunately able to bail out of the class before it fell apart. The poor man had suffered a stroke, which gave him severely slurred speech that would often fade to inaudible, and he could not hear students asking him questions. But he insisted on trying to continue to teach.

    Eventually a group of his students approached his department chairman, asserting that he needed medical help or else there was a good chance he would just drop dead in class. This finally punched through the haze, and he was replaced for the rest of the semester.

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hopes rape hoaxes shine a spotlight on campus rape epidemic [video]

    04/25/2015 3:32:04 PM PDT · 8 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to E. Pluribus Unum

    I think it would be hilarious and disarming to combine their attempts at creating a public nuisance.

    For example, refer to this as the “Campus Rape Epidemic Road Rage”. Since the media driven “road rage” has long since become a trite hysteria, it casts light on the “campus rape epidemic” as being much of the same thing.

  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 8:56:50 AM PDT · 37 of 77
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Mean Daddy

    He is referencing older technology. Reverse osmosis does indeed consume a lot of energy. However there is a newer technology using nanotube filters, which will only pass through water and molecules smaller than water. It uses about 1/3rd the energy of reverse osmosis, is scalable, and is low maintenance.

    As such, instead of a giant desalination plant, they could have dozens of much smaller plants producing far more potable water.

  • GoFundMe fundraising site for Sweet Cakes owners goes dark (Oregon victims of gaystappo)

    04/25/2015 8:38:52 AM PDT · 25 of 57
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to aimhigh

    They made a mistake using a vulnerable site like GoFundMe.

    It has now become a modus operandi of the left to try and cut off funding for those they disagree with. From Operation Choke Point at the Just Us Department, to large scale harassment and threats against organizations like GoFundMe.

    So obviously, conservatives need to steer clear of such weak points, if at all possible. Instead, they need to go through conservative organizations used to the threat and intimidation tactics of the left.

    Ideally, some conservative will set up a *private* company like GoFundMe, that cannot be either Choke Pointed, or harassed into compliance. And they can refuse leftist campaigns as well.

  • UK article calls migrants ‘cockroaches’

    04/25/2015 8:28:18 AM PDT · 6 of 36
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Citizen Zed

    They should loudly offer him a deal. Stop the invasion, and we’ll stop disparaging the invaders.

  • Vast magma reservoir found hiding beneath Yellowstone park

    04/25/2015 6:55:25 AM PDT · 71 of 71
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Dante’s Peak has some of the greatest bad movie lines ever. I’m talking jaw-droppingly bad.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118928/quotes

    But the greatest was when the volcano had erupted, and they are driving down the side of the volcano in a pickup truck, and have no choice but to drive across a river of lava.

    Halfway across, tires burning, children screaming, they see, on a rock island in the middle of the lava flow, their dog, Ruffy.

    “Jump! Ruffy! Jump!”

    And the dog makes a prodigious leap, landing safely in the back of the pickup truck.

    Ever since then, the expression “JRJ” has meant to me the sum total of bad writing ever to have emerged from Hollywood.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r421zjv-hoE

  • Santa Cruz man files lawsuit after drinking tainted raw milk

    04/24/2015 7:34:18 PM PDT · 7 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to artichokegrower

    Importantly, Pasteurization does *not* sterilize milk, which would chemically alter the milk and make it taste bad. Instead, Pasteurization *reduces* the number of living bacteria in the milk. This is why milk must be refrigerated, to slow down the recovery of the bacteria in it.

    UHT, or Ultra High Temperature, or “flash” Pasteurization, kills off enough bacteria so that milk can be unrefrigerated for several months. But it still causes chemical changes.

  • Jeb Bush: Is he 2016's Mitt Romney?

    04/24/2015 10:50:22 AM PDT · 36 of 36
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123

    The establishment is hedging their bets. They have already started by loading the delegates for the next Republican National Convention with Bush supporters. aka “cheating”.

    One effort in particular was noteworthy, as they will try and replicate the model. Back when state parties were pushing for ever earlier primaries, so that they would matter, the Republican National Committee made a rule that states that did this would be punished by only certifying a limited number of their delegates.

    The Republican establishment in North Carolina, whose delegates were by a far majority Tea Partiers, have decided to keep their early primary, so the Tea Party people will be forced out, and only a small number of hand picked establishment backers will be the entire delegation to the convention.

    So with one rule not being changed, the establishment will disenfranchise every Tea Party vote in their state, and all the remainder will vote as a bloc for Bush.

    On the other side of the country, angry, bitter John McCain was more direct. His core supporters have forced out every precinct committee chairman in the state that is not a McCain loyalist. As such, they will all vote as a bloc for Jeb Bush as well, even though McCain hates W. Bush.

    And don’t even think of taking out McCain in the primary, because with his wife’s deep pockets and his temper, he will not only destroy any challenger politically, but also ruin any business they own, and destroy their reputation.

    Well, that is two states. You can bet your bottom dollar that the Republican establishment is trying to make this primary as unfair and rigged as possible. And with no sense of irony, if through some miracle a conservative still got the nomination, the Republican establishment would throw their support to Hillary, without blinking an eye.

  • McConnell: Comparing climate skeptics to slaveholders a ‘depressing new low’

    04/24/2015 10:25:33 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    He could have said that the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper “will be regarded one day in the same way we think of 19th-century newspaper apologists for human slavery.”

    “It may also be regarded one day in the same way we think of 20th-century newspaper apologists for Jim Crow laws and their 1960s disdain for the Civil Rights movement, the latter of which the Lexington Herald-Leader apologized for in 2004.”

    “So all three things considered, in the future it is far more likely that the Lexington Herald-Leader will need to apologize for supporting an agenda that, like those before it, sought to hurt and dehumanize people.”

  • Jeb Bush Takes Shot at Romney: ‘He Didn’t Signal He Cared About People’

    04/24/2015 10:12:09 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to jimbo123

    Someone should catch Jeb out.

    “As president, do you want to represent all the people?”

    Jeb would undoubtedly say, “Yes!”

    “Then why are you running to be president of the United States, a job where you *are supposed to* represent *just* the American people? Why not run to be General Party Secretary of the UN, so you can represent ALL the people?”

  • Taxpayers Fund Disgusting Same-Sex Study of Young Black Males

    04/24/2015 6:59:53 AM PDT · 7 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to WXRGina

    The hidden reason for this study is twofold. First, there is a significantly greater percentage of black males who are homosexual than among other ethnic groups; and second, that drug resistant gonorrhea has become far more common among homosexual black men, but for unknown reasons has not significantly emerged outside of their ethnic group.

  • Vast magma reservoir found hiding beneath Yellowstone park

    04/24/2015 6:54:45 AM PDT · 64 of 71
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cvengr

    Okay, I’ll bite. Where would the acid come from? Since there would be no direct contact between the water and the magma, just water and very hot rock, once a limited amount of sulfur has been leached out of them, the steam should be pretty clear.

    The idea of the water is that it should remove a lot of heat from one side of the magma, which in turn would lower the upwell pressure.

  • Revealed: THREE Slave-Owning Ancestors Ben Affleck Didn't Want You To Know About

    04/23/2015 6:28:16 PM PDT · 44 of 46
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to drewh

    His three ancestors were:

    Simon Legree (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)(an atheist northerner slaveholder)
    Warren Maxwell (Mandingo), and
    Calvin Candie (Django Unchained)

  • Billionaire Mining Mogul Frank Giustra Won’t Be “Another Rich, Dead Dude” [From last year]

    04/23/2015 6:22:11 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Oldeconomybuyer

    Were I a billionaire who wanted to help people, I would use a method much like Rudy Giuliani used to clean up some bad parts of NYC.

    He flooded a single block with cops who enforced all the laws at once, which drove out the bad elements. While they were doing this, a team of cops got to know everyone who lived there personally. Once the situation was stabilized, most of the cops went to an adjacent block, with just the team remaining behind to keep it an orderly place, with just a fraction of the manpower. Any outsider was immediately noted and questioned.

    It worked exceptionally well.

    In this case, the billionaire should identify a town in some third world country. Identify everyone who lived there an insure they all had title to their land and buildings. Then give the town a complete makeover. Infrastructure, buildings, municipal and school and homes, even a completely refurbished or new church.

    Give all the children who lived there a good education for free. Start small businesses and get them running well. Even bring in some mid sized businesses that can employ dozens of people.

    Once the town is working well, leave a team behind as city managers to insure they aren’t victimized by outsiders or torn down from within by graft and corruption.

    Then move to an adjacent town with the same deal.

  • ‘Swatting’ prank brings heavy police presence to family home in Massachusetts

    04/23/2015 6:01:07 PM PDT · 36 of 51
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    Look, a simple solution to this is a police policy that forbids a SWAT response based on an anonymous call from a blocked phone.

    They either get a name from the caller, or they get a caller ID. While they can act on an anonymous tip, in support of other investigative evidence, it is just insufficient for a raid of a private residence.

  • MIT Students Claim Israel Celebration Makes Them Feel “Unsafe”

    04/23/2015 5:55:45 PM PDT · 27 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    This is hilarious. Palestinians feeling “unsafe”, but the only *possible* reason they could feel unsafe is from fear that other Muslims would attack the Jews, and harm them, the Paleos, as collateral damage.

  • Vast magma reservoir found hiding beneath Yellowstone park

    04/23/2015 5:53:29 PM PDT · 53 of 71
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BenLurkin

    I read an interesting novel written a long time ago in which Yellowstone was threatening to have a supervolcano eruption, so a novel solution was used to try and cool it down.

    To start with, a gigantic reservoir was built to take the headwaters of the Missouri river and artificial rivers from Canada. Then when it was full, it was opened right when some underground nuclear explosives detonated, creating huge, underground chambers next to, but not overlapping with the magma chamber. The end result was a river pouring into a very hot chamber, generating an immense wall of steam.

    For several hundred years. The vast amount of evaporated water then strongly increased the amount of rain falling in the Midwest and plains, making it far greener and fertile.

  • Pasco sheriff defends deputy in dog shooting

    04/23/2015 5:37:29 PM PDT · 5 of 7
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to smokingfrog

    A home alarm system provides the police passive authorization to investigate, like calling 911 and hanging up.

  • Democrats vow to continue gunning for universal background checks

    04/23/2015 4:09:08 PM PDT · 9 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Red in Blue PA

    The Democrats have found what they think is one of the few gun control efforts that uninformed people will support, so they will bang the drum incessantly.

    Importantly, the way to beat them is not just to keep a static defense against background checks, but by counterattacking them with a related subject where they have had considerable success, but only have weak defenses.

    Capital punishment.

    Oddly enough, gun liberty is linked with capital punishment in many ways, and by making a major push for more and faster capital punishment, it will hit “the flank” of the gun control movement.

    The most effective attack right now will muster support from the gun liberty alliance with police. That is a return to a guarantee that anyone who murders a police officer will at least *face* a death penalty, with no plea bargain or judicial intervention for a lesser sentence.

    That is, if someone murders a cop, they *will* face a jury of their peers that will determine if they are guilty and determine if they will get a death sentence. No gimmicks for them to just get life in prison before the trial.

    Nothing about this is unfair. If a jury decides they are not guilty, so be it. If a jury decides to give them life instead of death, fine. But it *will* be the jury’s decision, not that of a meeching prosecutor or a liberal judge.

    The next step is federal judicial reform to stop federal judges from just whimsically overturning death penalties, because they don’t *like* the death penalty. This reform can’t really happen until conservatives are chairmen of the house and senate judiciary committees.

    But those conservatives need to know that this reform is needed. No condemned prisoner should be on death row for more than five years before being turned off. Which is plenty fair and just.

  • University of Queensland will offer a free online course to combat climate denial

    04/23/2015 10:53:16 AM PDT · 13 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to smokingfrog
  • On Earth Day, God Decided To Show Us Who's In Charge

    04/23/2015 6:31:36 AM PDT · 31 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to knarf

    Two recent volcanoes are raising concerns. The Chilean one, because it is of the brittle type of rock that explodes with a major eruption, somewhat like Krakatoa.

    The other one is the Paektu Mountain volcano between North Korea and China, that has the potential to cause an eruption ten times the size of the Mount Pinatubo eruption.

    Ironically, Paektu is located so much on the northeast of North Korea that it would not endanger the North Korean capital as much as the Russian city of Vladivostok and the northern Japanese Island.

  • Marie Harf passed over for promotion in favor of white male

    04/23/2015 6:03:04 AM PDT · 35 of 76
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley
    Harf?

  • A Scar On The Calendar

    04/23/2015 5:58:17 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to I cannot think of a name

    The purpose of the exercise was just humor. To imply that instead of being executed, McVeigh went on to other adventures.

  • GOP bill would block courts on gay marriage

    04/22/2015 6:07:21 PM PDT · 27 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Boogieman

    This could work, if there are conservative chairmen in charge of the senate and house judiciary committees. They can forbid federal courts from hearing such cases, which is a constitutional authority that cannot be reviewed by the courts.

    However, they would be extremely busy doing so many other things as well, such as a structural redesign of the federal benches and appellate districts, and retiring a large number of bad federal by reorganizing their courts away from them.

    They would still get paychecks until they died, but they would no longer have power over others.

  • A Scar On The Calendar

    04/22/2015 5:57:25 PM PDT · 18 of 28
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to I cannot think of a name

    Years later, some wit Photoshopped Timothy McVeigh, somewhere in the Middle East, wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh headdress.

  • Howard Schultz: Starbucks to open Ferguson store

    04/22/2015 5:53:00 PM PDT · 76 of 91
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Red in Blue PA

    I wonder if his baristas there will only be skilled martial artists, or will just ignore his no guns directives?

    I kind of like the martial artists idea. Imagine when the first batch of armed robbers bursts through the door only to get their arms and legs broken.

    Some former ROK Teukgong Moosool experts. That would be a hoot.

  • By Not Endorsing Hillary, De Blasio 'Maybe Playing More Dangerous Game Than He Realizes'

    04/22/2015 5:39:32 PM PDT · 37 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to governsleastgovernsbest

    I wonder if Hillary would put out a contract on him? Of course, not directly. She would get one of toadies to do so.

  • NSA’s New Creepy Mascot Is Watching You and Knows If You Don’t Recycle

    04/22/2015 5:21:37 PM PDT · 32 of 43
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

  • Gang member facing murder charges was spared deportation under Obama program

    04/22/2015 1:37:42 PM PDT · 4 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Signalman

    Since Mexico is severely strained by the US returning a lot of hardcore criminals at once, the solution might be to create buffer prisoner holding facilities, essentially prisons, just north of the border.

    It is tricky legal ground, because they are often criminals who have served their time in US prisons, but are Mexican citizens and need to be repatriated. So this would have to be a detention prison, releasing them back to Mexican authority only at a rate they could take.

    As a far better alternative than letting them run wild up here.

    Ironically, the area where they would be kept would be the equivalent to a “duty free area” in an airport. They would be considered “in transit” and under the jurisdiction of the CPB.

    As with the Tom Hanks movie, The Terminal, they would be kept in the gap between nations.

  • Crazy and not-so-crazy ideas for solving the California drought

    04/22/2015 1:30:32 PM PDT · 20 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ckilmer

    The trouble is that such turbines have a tremendous flow through. And as ship builders have long known, paints strong enough to prevent organisms from clinging to hulls have to be incredibly toxic.

  • 45 Years: Happy Birthday Earth Day (ERF DAY!)

    04/22/2015 12:40:50 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to tcrlaf

    BBQ day! Fire that sucker up!

  • Best Response Ever To How Kids Survived Without Computers. This Is Gold.

    04/22/2015 12:40:15 PM PDT · 24 of 78
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Duke C.

    “...on the same cutting board”

    Actually, there is a reason. Wood is filled with potent antibacterial agents that last for many years. So unless you didn’t clean off the board after cutting up raw chicken, you should be okay.

    You probably got E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella several times, but the adults just thought it was a touch of the flu.

  • Crazy and not-so-crazy ideas for solving the California drought

    04/22/2015 12:32:30 PM PDT · 7 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ckilmer

    Some years ago an well known inventor proposed an interesting idea to increase rainfall in arid lands adjacent to oceans.

    Large bodies of water have a surface layer a few millimeters thick, of much warmer water that strongly inhibits evaporation. If you can break up this thin layer, evaporation from the water skyrockets. While higher humidity by itself won’t cause rain inland, it makes it a lot easier to happen.

    His idea was to construct floating wind turbines off the coast, that pumped and sprayed a mist of sea water into the air. As the cooler mist settled on the surface, it would break up the layer inhibiting evaporation and prevent its reformation.

    By itself, the idea was sound. But it had an unexpected weakness, that he called “biologicals”. Basically all the sea life that clogged the intake pipes for the turbines.

    No idea if he was able to come up with a way around the problem.

  • WV: Case Illustrates how Fisticuffs Justify Deadly Force

    04/22/2015 12:11:57 PM PDT · 17 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Vigilanteman

    But you never know. Just a day or two ago, I found a video taken by a police body cam. The cop had and used his Taser at point blank, on a skinny little rat, but still got a bad knife cut on his vest. Really grateful he was wearing one.

    But I thought it was a superb example for anyone who carries a gun. Closing distance really matters.

    http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/2015/04/21/body-cam-man-attacks-deputy/26110319/

  • WV: Case Illustrates how Fisticuffs Justify Deadly Force

    04/22/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Vigilanteman

    Don’t be so quick to assume. I saw a really short and skinny martial artist take a 6’2” American bruiser down to his knees with just minimum force, in about a second.

    Imagine standing in front of someone, then reaching out to grab their collarbones. There is a nerve center right behind them. I asked the bruiser later what it was like, and he said “I was standing, and then suddenly I was on my knees.”

    If they are within 5 feet of you, you could be at imminent risk.

  • Sinking US sales hit McDonald's earnings in Q1

    04/22/2015 11:03:07 AM PDT · 50 of 82
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    There is a great cartoon, called Logorama, which features a city built of corporate logos, with Ronald McDonald as the villain. NSFW for some salty language and violence.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MqAt8S5lws

  • “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

    04/22/2015 10:28:44 AM PDT · 33 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SumProVita

    After kicking a hornets’ nest, yes, you might implore God as what to do next. But you had better be quick about it.

    And in the meantime, protecting yourself from angry hornets is unlikely to offend Heaven.

    If there is a good likelihood that you are going to be attacked for your faith, protect yourself first before requesting guidance.

  • Intolerant Homofascists Vandalize Christian Business for Owner's Stand Against Immorality

    04/22/2015 6:42:41 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to elcid1970

    It’s your basic ambush, and if done properly, it is legal.

    They have come onto your property with indeterminate intentions. It doesn’t matter if after the fact they say their intent was just to vandalize. Since you have no way of knowing that, it cannot be held against you.

    Heck, if you *think* they *might* have a weapon, you can even kill them. About the only thing you can’t do is capture and then torture them.

    For this reason, guard dogs in the area are superb, because they have even less restrictions, as long as the area is reasonably posted beware of dogs.

    The best bet is if there are several large men with blunt objects, to give them a good whupping prior to calling the police. As long as you are just restraining them when the cops arrive, you should be good to go.

    But the bottom line is my first point. If you make a controversial statement in public, you have to be prepared to be violently attacked by leftists and radicals, since that is how they do things.

  • Intolerant Homofascists Vandalize Christian Business for Owner's Stand Against Immorality

    04/21/2015 6:42:39 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CatDancer

    Seriously, what did he think would happen?

    If anyone ever something like he did in public, that evening, he needs to hold an all night party for a whole bunch of his armed and equipped buddies, and if one of them owns a bunch of guard dogs, bring them along as well.

    Don’t expect the police to do their job. They are only there to clean up after.

  • Princeton prof: Kill severely disabled infants under Obamacare

    04/21/2015 6:38:01 PM PDT · 22 of 40
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    How about once each year, every Princeton professor must run an unassisted mile in under 20 minutes, or be fired?

  • Jeb Bush Praises Obama’s Expansion of NSA Surveillance

    04/21/2015 6:34:32 PM PDT · 10 of 71
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    President Eisenhower warned of a very powerful Military-Industrial complex as a threat to America. In retrospect, he was correct. However, the threat has substantially enlarged itself into a Military-Industrial-Intelligence-Police complex.

    People like John McCain and Lindsay Graham are in a “too much is not enough” attitude about the MIIPC. If they could, they would want every person on the planet reduced to a data enriched algorithm, with micromanaged control over every facet of their being. Yet even that would not satiate their desires for ever greater MIIPC growth and intrusion.

  • “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

    04/21/2015 6:26:35 PM PDT · 31 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SumProVita

    This pretty well checks out for what I know about business law, but I’m open for learned conflicting opinions.

  • Hillary Clinton called for 'toppling' the 1%

    04/21/2015 12:55:26 PM PDT · 54 of 63
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TangledUpInBlue

    A much better idea is to change our national tax policy to encourage the wealthy to invest in things that generate innovation and prosperity, instead of a policy which makes gambling immense sums of money profitable.

    For example, one of the biggest threats to our economy is what is called the derivatives markets. They are almost indistinguishable from gambling, except they are hedged so that if you lose, you don’t lose much, but if you win, you win big.

    These gambling markets do not generate prosperity or growth, just gigantic amounts of imaginary money, in the tens or even hundreds of trillions of dollars. Literally far more money than exists on Earth.

    Yet governments are expected to clean up the mess once the bubble bursts, so as to preserve “too big to fail” financial institutions and multi-billionaires.

    Our government should be crystal clear: if you want to bet, you have to with your own money, not someone else’s, and if you lose, you take the hit, not someone else.

    And, on top of that, you have to pay hefty taxes to gamble.

    However, if you want to invest that money in something good for the economy, your taxes will be significantly lower.

  • Army HUMILIATES Male Soldiers, Forces Them To Wear Women’s Clothing As Part Of Mandatory Training

    04/21/2015 12:38:55 PM PDT · 39 of 88
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to outpostinmass2

    Time for a purge of the officer corps and civilians in the employ of the Pentagon. Any officer promulgating this should be summarily dismissed, and if they are senior officers, dismissed without retirement benefits. If they complain, include an annotation to their records that they “Engaged in actions prejudicial to good military order and discipline.”

  • Earthquake fault heightens California tsunami threat, experts say

    04/21/2015 12:34:14 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to pas
    There are several possibilities. Mauna Loa is 4,169 meters above sea level, and 5,000 meters below, with one ocean flank close to vertical. Think of that gigantic, below sea wall, being pressured from within. If it bursts... Here are the volcanoes of the Big Island. http://i.imgur.com/Fz4zsQX.png Interestingly enough, Mauna Loa and the more active Kīlauea do not share a magma pool, so erupt independently from each other. But the much more massive Mauna Loa is slumping eastward along its southwestern rift zone, leveraging its mass into Kīlauea and driving the latter eastward at a rate of about 4 inches per year.
  • Sen. Lee explains: This one misinterpreted clause of the Const could make Congress’ power unlimited

    04/21/2015 11:39:31 AM PDT · 17 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to fredericbastiat1

    A flaw in the US constitution is that there is no developed mechanism to methodically reduce the power of the federal government. While the senate could have taken that role at the demand of their individual states, the 17th amendment has now made senators “free agents”, so they in effect work only on behalf of the federal government.

    A while back I proposed the idea of creating a “Second Court of the United States”, subordinate to the SCOTUS. Not a constitutional court, it would function as a jurisdictional court. This means it would decide if appealed court decisions should remain federal cases, or be returned to the individual states as “their business”.

    Its other purpose would be original jurisdiction to hear lawsuits between the states and the federal government.

    The Second Court would be of two judges from each state, appointed by their state legislature in a secret ballot, on concurrent terms with their two senators.

    This would be a major power shift back to the states at the expense of the federal government. In many ways, it would act like a standing constitutional convention.

  • Cruz Campaign Accuses Paul and Rubio of Wimping Out on Gun Rights After Newtown

    04/21/2015 11:08:18 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to VinL
  • “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

    04/21/2015 10:31:23 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to SumProVita

    This is not the best tactics, because, in a manner of speaking, “You are getting into a pissing contest with a skunk.”

    A better way is to avoid the problem in the first place.

    Say you have a bakery and among other things, you create wedding cakes, which you do not wish to sell to homosexual weddings. You can subdivide, on paper, your public business from your “contractual” business.

    In most places, there are at least two dozen conservative and Orthodox churches that can *legally* refuse to marry homosexuals. If you as a business make a contract with them to *exclusively* provide wedding cakes to weddings held at their churches, you can do so, as long as there is minimal “consideration”, a business law term.

    This means that the church will mention (it doesn’t have to recommend) that you are a provider of wedding cakes, to couples that hope to be married in that church, in exchange for which you will give the couple a nominal discount, or perhaps a small donation to the church.

    This is enough consideration to make the contract legal. But the contract clearly specifies that you will *only* provide wedding cakes for weddings held at one of those churches.

    The downside is that you cannot provide wedding cakes for secular or any wedding not held in one of these churches, as that will violate your contract.

    Legally, this would seem to be bullet proof.

    1) Anything other than wedding cakes you can sell to anyone, as a legal “public accommodation.”

    2) But you are protected by contract law, which is very hard to break, that you can only provide wedding cakes to wedding ceremonies in these churches. So it is *not* a public accommodation. It is an exclusive contract.

    3) Nowhere in the contract are homosexuals even mentioned. So you are under the legal umbrella of these churches, protecting you from harassment and lawsuit.