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  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 12:28:08 PM PDT · 52 of 59
    zek157 to Blackirish

    Doom & gloom? All spending originates in the House. They could stop the nonsense right now. $17T deficit, immigration, Social Security liquidity, Medicare, politicised IRS, EPA mandates, ACA & healthcare public rape,University tuition and student loans, etc., etc.. Tell me what the GOP has done for you lately.

    The GOP could have had the Senate in 08 if they cared to support Sharoh Angle & Christine O’Donnell. Didn’t support Joe Miller in AK either. Dream on for a conservitive revival once they control the Senate along with the House.

    Locally, we dumped Cantor. Think the Big Tent GOP cared for that one?

  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 10:37:27 AM PDT · 20 of 59
    zek157 to Blackirish

    Kisk ass in Nov and then what? More Sock puppet Kabuki dance?

  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 10:36:20 AM PDT · 19 of 59
    zek157 to Diogenesis

    Best thing would be for the GOP to get out of the way and allow creation of another party that actually cares about individuals, constitutional rights, small business, conservative values, etc., etc.

    The GOP can go the way of the Whigs, he DNC can plain go tohell.

  • McDonald's July sales fell more than expected

    08/08/2014 10:40:34 AM PDT · 49 of 89
    zek157 to jsanders2001

    He did the “average” amount of energy expenditure of a average couch potato. Something like less than 1000 steps per day could have been less. There was no exercise.

    Never worked in fast food, rarely eat McD’s. When I do it’s 2 McChickens for a buck per. Have they gone up?

  • Brutal Polls: Americans are Fed Up, Demoralized, and Anticipate Decline

    08/08/2014 6:31:38 AM PDT · 44 of 61
    zek157 to Lonesome in Massachussets
    I don't believe I've done anything. Furthermore, I will never vote for another rino again in my life.
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Was Imperative

    08/06/2014 8:49:07 AM PDT · 14 of 64
    zek157 to Dilbert San Diego
    The Kyūjō Incident was an attempted military coup d'état in Japan at the end of the Second World War. It happened on the night of 14–15 August 1945, just prior to announcement of Japan's surrender to the Allies. The attempted coup was put into effect by the Staff Office of the Ministry of War of Japan and by many from the Imperial Guard of Japan in order to stop the move to surrender. The officers, in an attempt to block the decision to surrender to the Allies, killed Lieutenant General Takeshi Mori of the First Imperial Guards Division and attempted to counterfeit an order to the effect of occupying the Tokyo Imperial Palace. They attempted to place the Emperor under house arrest, using the 2nd Brigade Imperial Guard Infantry. They failed to persuade the Eastern District Army (Japan) and the high command of the Imperial Japanese Army to move forward with the action. Due to their failure to convince the remaining army to oust the Imperial House of Japan, they ultimately committed suicide. As a result, the communique of the intent for a Japanese surrender continued as planned.
  • Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan Was Imperative

    08/06/2014 8:47:06 AM PDT · 13 of 64
    zek157 to Dilbert San Diego
    I've heard the same thing too. In response I always say we already firebombed so many cities that it was getting difficult to find a nuke target that had not been hit. Paper and wood construction made dozens of Dresden's possible. The entire north/south transportation system was gone along with the cities. Shipping was nonexistent. During the winter of 1945-46 the nation would have starved as the rice harvest would not have been transported to any remaining population centers.

    Bottom line we burned more with “conventional” firebombs that with fusion.

    As it was there was a military faction that attempted to stop Hirohito from surrendering and continue the war. It was stopped the night of Hirohito's announcement.

  • Man beaten, three SAPD officers investigated for possible excessive force

    08/01/2014 11:59:23 AM PDT · 8 of 44
    zek157 to DariusBane

    “From the report that I’ve read, from the photo that I saw and from your description, I’ve not seen anything at this point that would indicate to me that anything out of order happened.”

    Really? Trash from top to bottom.

  • Pro-Russian rebels have booby-trapped MH17 crash site with landmines ...

    07/30/2014 11:40:51 AM PDT · 25 of 41
    zek157 to Vendome

    It may not be that simple.

    American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/obama-release-ukraine-evidence.html

  • The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

    07/30/2014 8:07:57 AM PDT · 7 of 12
    zek157 to afraidfortherepublic
    Authenticity

    It doesn't exist in the political realm. At least on the national level. It's analogous to scum rising to the surface. IMHO, you may find a few good congressional districts, but that's about it. Even good men get polluted in the Senate. I'm particularly thinking of John Glenn. Former marine, American hero. Ended up one of the Keating 5 in the Lincoln S&L scandal.

  • Funeral today for 9-year-old girl waiting on medical marijuana

    07/30/2014 6:19:14 AM PDT · 36 of 106
    zek157 to IYAS9YAS

    Yes.

  • Crumbling Freedom: (Colorado) Cake Artist Sent to 'Reeducation'

    07/29/2014 8:19:47 AM PDT · 7 of 163
    zek157 to xzins

    While I don’t agree with the decision, I don’t understand why the shop owners don’t make a hidious cake for these customers. The customers can then either take the cake, or walk.

    I don’t see this as a big deal.

  • "Coronary By Cop": Should Police Follow Suspects' Orders, Or The Other Way Around?

    07/22/2014 12:33:00 PM PDT · 27 of 72
    zek157 to IChing

    If they just stick to shooting dogs they are OK...

  • Pope Says Children at U.S. Border Must Be 'Welcomed and Protected'

    07/15/2014 9:19:51 AM PDT · 105 of 130
    zek157 to Oldeconomybuyer

    How much is Papa Noel sending to the US Treasury to help these “children”.

  • WV State Troopers Kill Dog During Manhunt

    06/27/2014 12:05:59 PM PDT · 24 of 113
    zek157 to Altariel

    Vicious breed, the troopers, not the beagle.

  • The U.S. Economy Has Collapsed: “This Is A Monstrous Negative Revision”

    06/26/2014 10:19:48 AM PDT · 51 of 55
    zek157 to JAKraig
    Although I agree with your premise, it depends on where you sit and how you could weather the storm in current local.

    Banks still have not been foreclosing on underwater homes from the 2006-08 crash. Goes without saying they have not been paying taxes either. Worthless nephew was recently foreclosed on in WA after 4 years without paying.

    Banks won't be able to foreclose after the next one either. Tier 1 reserve requirements are 5% and they are pretending their balance sheets have this. The bad loans will blow banks out of the water. This is the major reason Japan has stagnated for the last 20 years. They never cleared out bad loans from the system and ate their citizens savings instead. The good/bad thing is we don't have that luxury/time the Japanese wasted along with the growing percentage of elderly’s savings. Think they will newed their Yen back?

  • Video, woman violently beaten as toddler tries to intervene

    06/26/2014 7:15:02 AM PDT · 9 of 35
    zek157 to armydawg505

    I thought it was touching that the toddler in training was trying to get a few kicks in too.

  • The U.S. Economy Has Collapsed: “This Is A Monstrous Negative Revision”

    06/26/2014 5:33:00 AM PDT · 48 of 55
    zek157 to GeronL
    That is true only in terms of the Zimbabwe dollar. Sure the market went up x%. Prices of anything an average Zimbabwean would want to purchase went up x% x 20.

    Dow 30K with a loaf of bread at $15 and a gallon of gas at $25 will not matter too much.

  • IRS Admits Wrongdoing, to Pay $50,000 in Leaking of Marriage Group’s Tax Return

    06/24/2014 12:21:21 PM PDT · 8 of 50
    zek157 to SeekAndFind

    And nobody is going to jail.

    We are either a nation of law and equal justice, or...

  • Lawsuit: Police Shot 95-Year-Old WWII Veteran to Death with Bean Bag Rounds

    06/23/2014 1:08:37 PM PDT · 30 of 62
    zek157 to PoloSec

    “The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled that Mr. Wrana’s death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to his abdomen as a result of shots fired from a bean bag shotgun.”

    Phuck the civil lawsuit. Who is going to jail?

  • Obama's Economy: Where Did All The Young Workers Go?

    06/18/2014 7:09:24 AM PDT · 63 of 78
    zek157 to kabar

    That chart is a good depiction of what is/isn’t happening with job creation. It flys in the face of many of the smug posters here talking referencing lazy kids living in mom’s basement.

  • Obama's Economy: Where Did All The Young Workers Go?

    06/18/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT · 36 of 78
    zek157 to SeekAndFind

    Do you think this has anything to do with the situation?

    Betty Sutton on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 in a speech in the House of Representatives

    “The data shows there were 398,887 private manufacturing establishments of all sizes in the United States during the first quarter of 2001. By the end of 2010, the number declined to 342,647, a loss of 56,190 facilities. Over 10 years, that works out to an average yearly loss of 5,619 factories. Dividing that by the 365 days in a year produces a 15.39 average daily number of factories lost.”

    http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2011/nov/07/betty-sutton/betty-sutton-says-average-15-us-factories-close-ea/

    I’d post this graph of the US labor participation rate, but I don’t know how. It suggest the jobs are not there. I read a headline last week that we had recovered all the lost jobs from the 2008 recession. that may be true, but we need +150K jobs each month on average for new workers entering the workforce. If true that’s 1.8M annually, or 12.6M jobs that are not there.

    http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=229102

    Here’s a staggering statistic. In this great nation 1/2 of the jobs pay less than $27.5K. Not bad if you have 3 or 4...
    http://themostimportantnews.com/archives/half-the-country-makes-less-than-27520-a-year-and-15-other-signs-the-middle-class-is-dying

    Anyone think this generation is going to take care of us in our golden years of retirement?

  • Three Maine cities rebuff state over no aid to undocumented immigrants

    06/18/2014 5:32:48 AM PDT · 19 of 34
    zek157 to moonshinner_09

    The bigger question is why are Canadians crossing into Maine?

  • Declassified report: Two nuclear bombs nearly wiped out North Carolina

    06/12/2014 10:15:35 AM PDT · 45 of 63
    zek157 to Repeal The 17th

    It’s unknown if it was a trainer, or live.

  • Declassified report: Two nuclear bombs nearly wiped out North Carolina

    06/12/2014 10:13:31 AM PDT · 44 of 63
    zek157 to SpeakerToAnimals

    Don’t you mean the HE detonated?

    There was no fissle materiel involved in ‘detonation”.

    List of military nuclear accidents
    In listing military nuclear accidents, the following criteria have been adopted:
    1. There must be well-attested and substantial health damage, property damage or contamination.
    2. The damage must be related directly to radioactive material, not merely (for example) at a nuclear power plant.
    3. To qualify as “military”, the nuclear operation/material must be principally for military purposes.
    4. To qualify as “accident”, the damage should not be intentional, unlike in nuclear warfare.
    1940s
    • June 23, 1942 – Leipzig, Germany (then Nazi Germany) – Steam explosion and reactor fire*
    o Shortly after the Leipzig L-IV atomic pile — worked on by Werner Heisenberg and Robert Doepel — demonstrated Germany’s first signs of neutron propagation, the device was checked for a possible heavy water leak. During the inspection, air leaked in, igniting the uranium powder inside. The burning uranium boiled the water jacket, generating enough steam pressure to blow the reactor apart. Burning uranium powder scattered throughout the lab causing a larger fire at the facility.[1][2]

    August 21, 1945 – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA – Accidental criticality
    o Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. dropped a tungsten carbide brick onto a plutonium core, inadvertently creating a critical mass at the Los Alamos Omega site. He quickly removed the brick, but was fatally irradiated, dying September 15.[3]
    • May 21, 1946 – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA – Accidental criticality
    o While demonstrating his technique to visiting scientists at Los Alamos, Canadian physicist Louis Slotin manually assembled a critical mass of plutonium. A momentary slip of a screwdriver caused a prompt critical reaction. Slotin died on May 30 from massive radiation poisoning, with an estimated dose of 1,000 rads (rad), or 10 grays (Gy). Seven observers, who received doses as high as 166 rads, survived, yet three died within a few decades from conditions believed to be radiation-related.[4]
    In the above incidents, both Daghlian (August 21, 1945 case) and Slotin (May 21, 1946 case), were working with the same bomb core which became known as the “demon core”, which was eventually utilized for the Able test detonation on July 1, 1946.
    1950s A USAF B-36 bomber, AF Ser. No. 44-92075, was flying a simulated combat mission from Eielson Air Force Base, near Fairbanks, Alaska, to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, carrying one weapon containing a dummy warhead. The warhead contained uranium instead of plutonium. After six hours of flight, the bomber experienced mechanical problems and was forced to shut down three of its six engines at an altitude of 12,000 feet (3,700 m). Fearing that severe weather and icing would jeopardize a safe emergency landing, the weapon was jettisoned over the Pacific Ocean from a height of 8,000 ft (2,400 m). The weapon’s high explosives detonated upon impact. All of the sixteen crew members and one passenger were able to parachute from the plane and twelve were subsequently rescued from Princess Royal Island. The Pentagon’s summary report does not mention if the weapon was later recovered.[5]
    • April 11, 1950 – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – Loss and recovery of nuclear materials
    o Three minutes after departure from Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque a USAF B-29 bomber carrying a nuclear weapon, four spare detonators, and a crew of thirteen crashed into a mountain near Manzano Base. The crash resulted in a fire which the New York Times reported as being visible from 15 miles (24 km). The bomb’s casing was completely demolished and its high explosives ignited upon contact with the plane’s burning fuel. However, according to the Department of Defense, the four spare detonators and all nuclear components were recovered. A nuclear detonation was not possible because, while on board, the weapon’s core was not in the weapon for safety reasons. All thirteen crew members died.[5]
    • July 13, 1950 – Lebanon, Ohio, USA – Non-nuclear detonation of an atomic bomb
    o USAF B-50 aircraft on a training mission from Biggs Air Force Base with a nuclear weapon flew into the ground resulting in a high explosive detonation, but no nuclear explosion.[6]
    • November 10, 1950 – Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada – Non-nuclear detonation of an atomic bomb
    o Returning one of several U.S. Mark 4 nuclear bombs secretly deployed in Canada, a USAF B-50 had engine trouble and jettisoned the weapon at 10,500 feet (3,200 m). The crew set the bomb to self-destruct at 2,500 ft (760 m) and dropped over the St. Lawrence River. The explosion shook area residents and scattered nearly 100 pounds (45 kg) of uranium (U-238) used in the weapon’s tamper. The plutonium core (”pit”) was not in the bomb at the time.[7]
    • March 1, 1954 – Bikini Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands (then Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands) – Nuclear test accident
    o During the Castle Bravo test of the first deployable hydrogen bomb, a miscalculation resulted in the explosion being over twice as large as predicted, with a total explosive force of 15 megatons of TNT (63 PJ). Of the total yield, 10 Mt (42 PJ) were from fission of the natural uranium tamper, but those fission reactions were quite dirty, producing a large amount of fallout. Combined with the much larger than expected yield and an unanticipated wind shift radioactive fallout was spread eastward onto the inhabited Rongelap and Rongerik Atolls. These islands were not evacuated before the explosion due to the financial cost involved, but many of the Marshall Islands natives have since suffered from radiation burns and radioactive dusting and also similar fates as the Japanese fishermen and have received little if any compensation from the federal government[citation needed]. A Japanese fishing boat, Daigo Fukuryu Maru/Lucky Dragon, also came into contact with the fallout, which caused many of the crew to take ill with one fatality. The test resulted in an international uproar and reignited Japanese concerns about radiation, especially with regard to the possible contamination of fish. Personal accounts of the Rongelap people can be seen in the documentary Children of Armageddon.
    • November 29, 1955 – Idaho, USA – Partial meltdown
    o Operator error led to a partial core meltdown in the experimental EBR-I breeder reactor, resulting in temporarily elevated radioactivity levels in the reactor building and necessitating significant repair.[8][9]
    • March 10, 1956 – Over the Mediterranean Sea – Nuclear weapons lost
    o A USAF B-47 Stratojet, AF Ser. No. 52-534, on a non-stop mission from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida to an overseas base descended into a cloud formation at 14,000 feet over the Mediterranean in preparation for an in-air refuelling and vanished while carrying two nuclear weapon cores. The plane was lost while flying through dense clouds, and the cores and other wreckage were never located.[10][11][12]
    • July 27, 1956 – RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, UK – Nuclear weapons damaged
    o A USAF B-47 crashed into a storage igloo spreading burning fuel over three Mark 6 nuclear bombs at RAF Lakenheath. A bomb disposal expert stated it was a miracle exposed detonators on one bomb did not fire, which presumably would have released nuclear material into the environment.[13]
    • May 22, 1957 – Kirtland AFB in New Mexico, USA – Non-nuclear detonation of an atomic weapon
    o A B-36 ferrying a nuclear weapon from Biggs AFB to Kirtland AFB dropped a nuclear weapon on approach to Kirtland AFB. The weapon impacted the ground 4.5 miles south of the Kirtland control tower and 0.3 miles west of the Sandia Base reservation. The weapon was completely destroyed by the detonation of its high explosive material, creating a crater 12 feet deep and 25 feet in diameter. Radioactive contamination at the crater lip amounted to 0.5 milliroentgen.[12]
    • July 28, 1957 – Atlantic Ocean – Two weapons jettisoned and not recovered
    o A USAF C-124 aircraft from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware was carrying three nuclear bombs over the Atlantic Ocean when it experienced a loss of power. The crew jettisoned two nuclear bombs to protect their safety, which were never recovered.[6]
    • September 11, 1957 – Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado, USA – Fire, release of nuclear materials
    o A fire began in a materials handling glove box and spread through the ventilation system into the stack filters at the Rocky Flats weapons mill 27 kilometres (17 mi) from Denver, Colorado. Plutonium and other contaminants were released, but the exact amount of which contaminants is unknown; estimates range from 25 mg to 250 kg.[14][15][16][17]
    • 29 September 1957 – Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia (then USSR) – Explosion, release of nuclear materials
    o See Kyshtym disaster. A cooling system failure at the Mayak nuclear processing plant resulted in a major explosion and release of radioactive materials. A large area was subjected to radioactive contamination and thousands of local inhabitants were evacuated.[18]
    • October 8–12, 1957 – Sellafield, Cumbria, UK – Reactor core fire
    o See Windscale fire. Technicians mistakenly overheated Windscale Pile No. 1 during an annealing process to release Wigner energy from graphite portions of the reactor. Poorly placed temperature sensors indicated the reactor was cooling rather than heating. The excess heat led to the failure of a nuclear cartridge, which in turn allowed uranium and irradiated graphite to react with air. The resulting fire burned for days, damaging a significant portion of the reactor core. About 150 burning fuel cells could not be lifted from the core, but operators succeeded in creating a firebreak by removing nearby fuel cells. An effort to cool the graphite core with water eventually quenched the fire. The reactor had released radioactive gases into the surrounding countryside, primarily in the form of iodine-131 (131I). Milk distribution was banned in a 200-square-mile (520 km2) area around the reactor for several weeks. A 1987 report by the National Radiological Protection Board predicted the accident would cause as many as 33 long-term cancer deaths, although the Medical Research Council Committee concluded that “it is in the highest degree unlikely that any harm has been done to the health of anybody, whether a worker in the Windscale plant or a member of the general public.” The reactor that burned was one of two air-cooled graphite-moderated natural uranium reactors at the site used for production of plutonium.[19][20][21]
    • October 11, 1957 – Homestead Air Force Base, Florida – Nuclear bomb burned after B-47 aircraft accident[22]
    o B-47 aircraft crashed during take-off after a wheel exploded; one nuclear bomb burned in the resulting fire.
    • January 31, 1958 – Morocco – Nuclear bomb damaged in crash[22]
    o During a simulated takeoff a wheel casting failure caused the tail of a USAF B-47 carrying an armed nuclear weapon to hit the runway, rupturing a fuel tank and sparking a fire. Some contamination was detected immediately following the accident.[23][24]
    • February 5, 1958 – Savannah, Georgia, USA – Nuclear bomb lost
    o See 1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision. A USAF B-47 bomber jettisoned a Mark 15 Mod 0 nuclear bomb over the Atlantic Ocean after a midair collision with a USAF F-86 Sabre during a simulated combat mission from Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. The F-86’s pilot ejected and parachuted to safety. The USAF claimed the B-47 tried landing at Hunter Air Force Base, Georgia three times before the bomb was jettisoned at 7,200 ft (2,200 m) near Tybee Island, Georgia. The B-47 pilot successfully landed in one attempt only after he first jettisoned the bomb. A 3-square-mile (7.8 km2) area near Wassaw Sound was searched for 9 weeks before the search was called off. The bomb was searched for in 2001 and not found. A group of investigators in 2004 claim to have found an underwater object which they think is the bomb.[25]
    • March 11, 1958 – Mars Bluff, South Carolina, USA – Non-nuclear detonation of a nuclear bomb
    o A USAF B-47 bomber flying from Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, Georgia accidentally released an atomic bomb.[26] A home was destroyed and several people injured but the bomb’s plutonium core did not explode.[27]
    • June 16, 1958 – Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA – Accidental criticality
    o A supercritical portion of highly enriched uranyl nitrate was allowed to collect in the drum causing a prompt neutron criticality in the C-1 wing of building 9212 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Y-12 complex. It is estimated that the reaction produced 1.3 × 1018 fissions. Eight employees were in close proximity to the drum during the accident, receiving neutron doses ranging from 30 to 477 rems. No fatalities were reported.[28]
    • December 30, 1958 – Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA – Accidental criticality
    o During chemical purification a critical mass of a plutonium solution was accidentally assembled at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A chemical operator named Cecil Kelley died of acute radiation sickness. The March, 1961 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine printed a special supplement medically analyzing this accident. Hand-manipulations of critical assemblies were abandoned as a matter of policy in U.S. federal facilities after this accident.[28]
    • November 20, 1959 – Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA – Explosion
    o A chemical explosion occurred during decontamination of processing machinery in the radiochemical processing plant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee . (Report ORNL-2989, Oak Ridge National Laboratory). The accident resulted in the release of about 15 grams (0.53 oz) of 239Pu.
    1960s
    • June 7, 1960 – New Egypt, New Jersey, USA – Nuclear warhead damaged by fire
    o A helium tank exploded and ruptured the fuel tanks of a USAF BOMARC-A surface-to-air missile at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. The fire destroyed the missile, and contaminated the area directly below and adjacent to the missile.[24][29]
    • October 13, 1960 – Barents Sea, Arctic Ocean – Release of nuclear materials
    o A leak developed in the steam generators and in a pipe leading to the compensator reception on the ill-fated K-8 while the Soviet Northern Fleet November-class submarine was on exercise. While the crew rigged an improvised cooling system, radioactive gases leaked into the vessel and three of the crew suffered visible radiation injuries according to radiological experts in Moscow. Some crew members had been exposed to doses of up to 1.8–2 Sv (180–200 rem).[30]

    • January 3, 1961 – National Reactor Testing Station, Idaho, USA – Accidental criticality, steam explosion, 3 fatalities, release of fission products
    o During a maintenance shutdown, the SL-1 experimental nuclear reactor underwent a prompt critical reaction causing core materials to explosively vaporize. Water hammer estimated at 10,000 pounds per square inch (69,000 kPa) struck the top of the reactor vessel propelling the entire reactor vessel upwards over 9 feet (2.7 m) in the air. One operator who had been standing on top of the vessel was killed when a shield plug impaled him and lodged in the ceiling. Two other military personnel were also killed from the trauma of the explosion, one of which had removed the central control rod too far. The plant had to be dismantled and the contamination was buried permanently nearby. Most of the release of radioactive materials was concentrated within the reactor building.
    For more details on this topic, see SL-1.
    • January 24, 1961 – Goldsboro B-52 crash – Physical destruction of a nuclear bomb, loss of nuclear materials
    o A USAF B-52 bomber caught fire and exploded in midair due to a major leak in a wing fuel cell 12 miles (19 km) north of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Five crewmen parachuted to safety, but three died—two in the aircraft and one on landing. The incident released the bomber’s two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs. Three of the four arming devices on one of the bombs activated, causing it to carry out many of the steps needed to arm itself, such as the charging of the firing capacitors and, critically, the deployment of a 100-foot (30 m) diameter retardation parachute. The parachute allowed the bomb to hit the ground with little damage. The fourth arming device — the pilot’s safe/arm switch — was not activated preventing detonation. The second bomb plunged into a muddy field at around 700 mph (300 m/s) and disintegrated. Its tail was discovered about 20 feet (6 m) down and much of the bomb recovered, including the tritium bottle and the plutonium. However, excavation was abandoned due to uncontrollable ground water flooding. Most of the thermonuclear stage, containing uranium, was left in situ. It is estimated to lie around 55 feet (17 m) below ground. The Air Force purchased the land and fenced it off to prevent its disturbance, and it is tested regularly for contamination, although none has so far been found.[31]
    • March 14, 1961 – 1961 Yuba City B-52 crash
    o USAF B-52 bomber departed Mather Air Force Base, California and experienced a decompression event that required it to fly below 10,000 feet. Resulting increased fuel consumption led to fuel exhaustion; the aircraft crashed near Yuba City, California with two nuclear bombs, which did not trigger a nuclear explosion.
    • July 4, 1961 – coast of Norway – Near meltdown
    o The Soviet Hotel-class submarine K-19 suffered a failure in its cooling system. Reactor core temperatures reached 800 °C (1,500 °F), nearly enough to melt the fuel rods, although the crew was able to regain temperature control by using emergency procedures. The incident contaminated parts of the ship, some of the onboard ballistic missiles and the crew, resulting in several fatalities. The movie K-19: The Widowmaker, starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson, offers a controversially fictionalized story of these events.
    • May 1, 1962 – Sahara desert, French Algeria – Accidental venting of underground nuclear test
    o The second French underground nuclear test, codenamed Béryl, took place in a shaft under mount Taourirt, near In Ecker, 150 km (100 mi) north of Tamanrasset, Algerian Sahara. Due to improper sealing of the shaft, a spectacular flame burst through the concrete cap and radioactive gases and dust were vented into the atmosphere. The plume climbed up to 2600 m (8500 ft) high and radiation was detected hundreds of km away. About a hundred soldiers and officials, including two ministers, were irradiated. The number of contaminated Algerians is unknown.
    • April 10, 1963 – Loss of nuclear reactor
    o Submarine USS Thresher sinks about 190 nmi (220 mi; 350 km) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts due to improper welds allowing in seawater which forced a shutdown of the reactor. Poor design of its emergency ballast system prevented the ship from surfacing and the disabled ship ultimately descended to crush depth and imploded.
    • January 13, 1964 – Salisbury, Pennsylvania and Frostburg, Maryland, USA – Accidental loss and recovery of thermonuclear bombs
    o A USAF B-52 on airborne alert duty encountered a severe winter storm and extreme turbulence, ultimately disintegrating in mid-air over South Central Pennsylvania.[32] Only the two pilots survived. One crew member failed to bail out and the rest succumbed to injuries or exposure to the harsh winter weather. A search for the missing weapons was initiated, and recovery was effected from portions of the wreckage at a farm northwest of Frostburg, MD.
    • 8 December 1964 – Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Indiana, USA – Fire, radioactive contamination
    o USAF B-58 aircraft carrying a nuclear weapon caught fire while taxiing. Nuclear weapon burned, causing contamination of the crash area.[6]
    • January 1965 – Livermore, California, USA – Release of nuclear materials
    o An accident at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory released 300 kCi (11 PBq) of tritium gas. Subsequent study found this release was not likely to produce adverse health effects in the surrounding communities.[33]
    • 11 October 1965 – Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado, USA – Fire, exposure of workers
    o A fire at Rocky Flats exposed a crew of 25 to up to 17 times the legal limit for radiation.
    • December 5, 1965 – coast of Japan – Loss of a nuclear bomb
    o A U.S. Navy A-4E Skyhawk aircraft with one B43 nuclear bomb on board fell off the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga into 16,200 feet (4,900 m) of water while the ship was underway from Vietnam to Yokosuka, Japan. The plane, pilot and weapon were never recovered. There is dispute over exactly where the incident took place—the U.S. Defense Department originally stated it took place 500 miles (800 km) off the coast of Japan, but Navy documents later show it happened about 80 miles (130 km) from the Ryukyu Islands and 200 miles (320 km) from Okinawa.[34]
    • January 17, 1966 – Palomares incident – Accidental destruction, loss and recovery of nuclear bombs
    o A USAF B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with a USAF KC-135 jet tanker during over-ocean in-flight refueling. Four of the B-52’s seven crew members parachuted to safety while the remaining three were killed along with all four of the KC-135’s crew. The conventional explosives in two of the bombs detonated upon impact with the ground, dispersing plutonium over nearby farms. A third bomb landed intact near Palomares while the fourth fell 12 miles (19 km) off the coast into the Mediterranean sea. The U.S. Navy conducted a three-month search involving 12,000 men and successfully recovered the fourth bomb. The U.S. Navy employed the use of the deep-diving research submarine DSV Alvin to aid in the recovery efforts. During the ensuing cleanup, 1,500 tonnes (1,700 short tons) of radioactive soil and tomato plants were shipped to a nuclear dump in Aiken, South Carolina. The U.S. settled claims by 522 Palomares residents for $600,000. The town also received a $200,000 desalinization plant. The motion picture Men of Honor (2000), starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., as USN Diver, Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, and Robert De Niro as USN Diver, Chief Petty Officer Billy Sunday, contained an account of the fourth bomb’s recovery.[35]
    • January 21, 1968 – 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash, Greenland – Loss and partial recovery of nuclear bombs
    o A fire broke out in the navigator’s compartment of a USAF B-52 near Thule Air Base, Greenland. The bomber crashed 7 miles (11 km) from the air base, rupturing its nuclear payload of four hydrogen bombs. The recovery and decontamination effort was complicated by Greenland’s harsh weather. Contaminated ice and debris were buried in the United States. Bomb fragments were recycled by Pantex, in Amarillo, Texas. The incident caused outrage and protests in Denmark, as Greenland is a Danish possession and Denmark forbade nuclear weapons on its territory.
    • May 22, 1968 – 740 km (400 nmi) southwest of the Azores – Loss of nuclear reactor and two W34 nuclear warheads
    o The USS Scorpion (SSN-589) sank while en route from Naval Base Rota, Spain, to Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, USA. The cause of sinking remains unknown; all 99 officers and men on board were killed. The wreckage of the ship, its S5W reactor, and its two Mark 45 torpedoes with W34 nuclear warheads, remain on the sea floor in more than 3,000 m (9,800 ft) of water.
    • May 24, 1968 – location unknown – Loss of cooling, radioactive contamination, nuclear fuel damaged
    o During sea trials the Soviet nuclear submarine K-27 (Project 645) suffered severe problems with its reactor cooling systems. After spending some time at reduced power, reactor output inexplicably dropped and sensors detected an increase of gamma radiation in the reactor compartment to 150 rad/h. The safety buffer tank released radioactive gases further contaminating the submarine. The crew shut the reactor down and subsequent investigation found that approximately 20% of the fuel assemblies were damaged. The entire submarine was scuttled in the Kara Sea in 1981.
    • August 27, 1968 – Severodvinsk, Russia (then USSR) – Reactor power excursion, contamination
    o While in the naval yards at Severodvinsk for repairs Soviet Yankee-class nuclear submarine K-140 suffered an uncontrolled increase of the reactor’s power output. One of the reactors activated automatically when workers raised control rods to a higher position and power increased to 18 times normal, while pressure and temperature levels in the reactor increased to four times normal. The accident also increased radiation levels aboard the vessel. The problem was traced to the incorrect installation of control rod electrical cables.
    • May 11, 1969 – Rocky Flats Plant, Golden, Colorado, USA – Plutonium fire, contamination
    o An accident in which 5 kilograms of plutonium burnt inside a glovebox at Rocky Flats. Cleanup took two years and was the costliest industrial accident ever to occur in the United States at that time.[36][37][38]
    1970s
    • April 12, 1970 – Bay of Biscay – Loss of a nuclear submarine
    o The Soviet November-class attack submarine K-8 sank during salvage with 52 sailors onboard after suffering fires in two compartments simultaneously. Both reactors were shut down. The crew attempted to hook a tow line to an Eastern Bloc merchant vessel, but ultimately failed.[39]
    • December 18, 1970 – Nevada Test Site – Accidental venting of nuclear explosion
    o In Area 8 on Yucca Flat, the 10 kiloton “Baneberry” weapons test of Operation Emery detonated as planned at the bottom of a sealed vertical shaft 900 feet below the Earth’s surface but the device’s energy cracked the soil in unexpected ways, causing a fissure near ground zero and the failure of the shaft stemming and cap.[40] A plume of hot gases and radioactive dust was released three and a half minutes after ignition,[41] and continuing for many hours, raining fallout on workers within NTS. Six percent of the explosion’s radioactive products were vented. The plume released 6.7 MCi of radioactive material, including 80 kCi of Iodine-131 and a high ratio of noble gases.[42] After dropping a portion of its load in the area, the hot cloud’s lighter particles were carried to three altitudes and conveyed by winter storms and the jet stream to be deposited heavily as radionuclide-laden snow in Lassen and Sierra counties in northeast California, and to lesser degrees in northern Nevada, southern Idaho and some eastern sections of Oregon and Washington states.[43] The three diverging jet stream layers conducted radionuclides across the US to Canada, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Some 86 workers at the site were exposed to radioactivity, but according to the Department of Energy none received a dose exceeding site guidelines and, similarly, radiation drifting offsite was not considered to pose a hazard by the DOE.[44] In March 2009, TIME magazine identified the Baneberry Test as one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters.[45]
    • December 12, 1971 – New London, Connecticut, USA – Spill of irradiated water
    o During the transfer of radioactive coolant water from the submarine USS Dace to the submarine tender USS Fulton 500 US gallons (1,900 l; 420 imp gal) were spilled into the Thames River (USA).
    • December 1972 – Pawling, New York, USA – Contamination
    o A major fire and two explosions contaminated the plant and grounds of a plutonium fabrication facility resulting in a permanent shutdown.
    • 1975 – location unknown – Contamination
    o Radioactive resin contaminates the American Sturgeon-class submarine USS Guardfish after wind unexpectedly blows the powder back towards the ship. The resin is used to remove dissolved radioactive minerals and particles from the primary coolant loops of submarines. This type of accident was fairly common; however, U.S. Navy nuclear vessels no longer discharge resin at sea.
    • October 1975 – Apra Harbor, Guam – Spill of irradiated water
    o While disabled, the submarine tender USS Proteus discharged radioactive coolant water. A Geiger counter at two of the harbor’s public beaches showed 100 millirems/hour, fifty times the allowable dose.[citation needed]
    • August 1976 – Benton County, Washington, USA – Explosion, contamination of worker
    o An explosion at the Hanford site Plutonium Finishing Plant blew out a quarter-inch-thick lead glass window. Harold McCluskey, a worker, was showered with nitric acid and radioactive glass. He inhaled the largest dose of 241Am ever recorded, about 500 times the U.S. government occupational standards. The worker was placed in isolation for five months and given an experimental drug to flush the isotope from his body. By 1977, his body’s radiation count had fallen by about 80 percent. He died of natural causes in 1987 at age 75.[46]
    • 1977 – coast of Kamchatka – Loss and recovery of a nuclear warhead
    o The Soviet submarine K-171 accidentally released a nuclear warhead. The warhead was recovered after a search involving dozens of ships and aircraft.[47]
    • January 24, 1978 – Northwest Territories, Canada – Spill of nuclear fuel
    o Cosmos 954, a Soviet Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite with an onboard nuclear reactor, failed to separate from its booster and broke up on reentry over Canada. The fuel was spread over a wide area and some radioactive pieces were recovered. The Soviet Union eventually paid the Canadian Government $3 million CAD for expenses relating to the crash.
    • May 22, 1978 – near Puget Sound, Washington, USA – Spill of irradiated water
    o A valve was mistakenly opened aboard the submarine USS Puffer releasing up to 500 US gallons (1,900 l; 420 imp gal) of radioactive water.
    1980s
    • September 18, 1980 – At about 6:30 p.m., an airman conducting maintenance on a USAF Titan-II missile at Little Rock Air Force Base’s Launch Complex 374-7 in Southside (Van Buren County), just north of Damascus, Arkansas, dropped a socket from a socket wrench, which fell about 80 feet (24 m) before hitting and piercing the skin on the rocket’s first-stage fuel tank, causing it to leak. The area was evacuated. At about 3:00 a.m., on September 19, 1980, the hypergolic fuel exploded. The W53 warhead landed about 100 feet (30 m) from the launch complex’s entry gate; its safety features operated correctly and prevented any loss of radioactive material. An Air Force sergeant was killed and the launch complex was destroyed.[48]
    • August 8, 1982 – While on duty in the Barents Sea, there was a release of liquid metal coolant from the reactor of the Soviet Project 705 Alfa-class submarine K-123. The accident was caused by a leak in the steam generator. Approximately two tons of metal alloy leaked into the reactor compartment, irreparably damaging the reactor such that it had to be replaced. It took nine years to repair the submarine.
    • January 3, 1983 – The Soviet nuclear-powered spy satellite Kosmos 1402 burns up over the South Atlantic.
    • August 10, 1985 – About 35 miles (56 km) from Vladivostok in Chazhma Bay, Soviet submarine K-431, a Soviet Echo-class submarine had a reactor explosion, producing fatally high levels of radiation. Ten men were killed, but the deadly cloud of radioactivity did not reach Vladivostok.[49]
    • 1986 – The U.S. government declassifies 19,000 pages of documents indicating that between 1946 and 1986, the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington, released thousands of US gallons of radioactive liquids. Many of the people living in the affected area received low doses of radiation from 131I.
    • October 3, 1986 – 480 miles (770 km) east of Bermuda, K-219, a Soviet Yankee I-class submarine experienced an explosion in one of its nuclear missile tubes and at least three crew members were killed. Sixteen nuclear missiles and two reactors were on board. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev privately communicated news of the disaster to U.S. President Ronald Reagan before publicly acknowledging the incident on October 4. Two days later, on October 6, the submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean while under tow in 18,000 feet (5,500 m) of water.[50]
    • October 1988 – At the nuclear trigger assembly facility at Rocky Flats in Colorado, two employees and a D.O.E. inspector inhaled radioactive particles, causing closure of the plant. Several safety violations were cited, including uncalibrated monitors, inadequate fire equipment, and groundwater contaminated with radioactivity.
    1990s[edit]
    • 1997 – Georgian soldiers suffer radiation poisoning and burns. They are eventually traced back to training sources abandoned, forgotten, and unlabeled after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. One was a 137Cs pellet in a pocket of a shared jacket which put out about 130,000 times the level of background radiation at 1 meter distance.[51]
    2000s[edit]
    • February 2003: Oak Ridge, Tennessee Y-12 facility. During the final testing of a new saltless uranium processing method, there was a small explosion followed by a fire. The explosion occurred in an unvented vessel containing unreacted calcium, water and depleted uranium. An exothermic reaction in the vessel generated enough steam to burst the container. This small explosion breached its glovebox, allowing air to enter and ignite some loose uranium powder. Three employees were contaminated. BWXT Y-12 (now B&W Y-12), a partnership of Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel, was fined $82,500 for the accident.[52]

  • U.S. initial jobless claims rise by 8,000 to 312,000 last week

    06/05/2014 8:17:25 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    zek157 to Wyatt's Torch

    Not sure I’m following you. That isn’t showing recovery in the traditional definition of the word?

  • U.S. initial jobless claims rise by 8,000 to 312,000 last week

    06/05/2014 8:11:01 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    zek157 to Wyatt's Torch

    Recovery?? Who are you kidding?

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/1-8-american-men-between-ages-25-54-are-not-working_793938.html
    There are currently 61.1 million American men in their prime working years, age 25–54. A staggering 1 in 8 such men are not in the labor force at all, meaning they are neither working nor looking for work. This is an all-time high dating back to when records were first kept in 1955. An additional 2.9 million men are in the labor force but not employed (i.e., they would work if they could find a job). A total of 10.2 million individuals in this cohort, therefore, are not holding jobs in the U.S. economy today. There are also nearly 3 million more men in this age group not working today than there were before the recession began,” the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee claim.

  • Report: Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major Problem Coming Into the Fall”

    06/04/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT · 188 of 189
    zek157 to entropy12
  • Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him

    06/04/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT · 46 of 71
    zek157 to mojito

    A Pentagon report clearly indicates that as early as 2010, the Department of Defense knew that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had, in fact, deserted his fellow soldiers by walking away from his post.

    Calling the proof “incontrovertible,” a Pentagon official detailed that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter.

    If this is true, this means that the Obama Administration had long known that Sgt. Bergdahl was a deserter and still traded five extremely-dangerous terrorists for the release of a man who deserted his unit.

    The Associated Press reports:
    A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

    Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend.

    Bergdahl was being checked and treated Monday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany as questions mounted at home over the swap that resulted in his freedom in exchange for the release of five detainees who were sent to Qatar from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba.

    Even in the first hours of Bergdahl’s handoff to U.S. special forces in eastern Afghanistan, it was clear this would not be an uncomplicated yellow-ribbon celebration. Five terrorist suspects also walked free, stirring a debate over whether the exchange would heighten the risk of other Americans being snatched as bargaining chips and whether the released detainees — several senior Taliban figures among them — would find their way back to the fight. [...]

    Questions persisted, too, about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s 2009 capture. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declined to comment on earlier reports that the sergeant had walked away from his unit, disillusioned with the war. Such matters “will be dealt with later,” Hagel said.

    But the former Pentagon official said it was “incontrovertible” that he walked away from his unit.

    The military investigation was broader than a criminal inquiry, this official said, and it didn’t formally accuse Bergdahl of desertion. In interviews, members of his unit portrayed him as a naive, “delusional” person who thought he could help the Afghan people by leaving his army post, the official said.
    To what extent Bergdahl may harbor anti-American viewpoints is not yet known; however, if this report is true, the Obama Administration knowingly traded five terrorists for one deserter.

  • Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate (Crying Liberal Alert)

    04/30/2014 6:22:11 PM PDT · 20 of 42
    zek157 to kingattax

    What changes when the GOP takes over? Nothing, absolutely nothing that the D’s wouldn’t do.

  • Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation

    03/26/2014 2:08:53 PM PDT · 66 of 74
    zek157 to CSM
    Read Harvest of Sorrow. All about collectivization in Ukraine. There was a very good reason they had Ukrainian partisans fighting in the forest until the mid 50’s. Several million were starved to death in the 20’s.
  • Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds

    03/20/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT · 57 of 72
    zek157 to Ben Mugged

    This needed to be tested? Cold battery discharge rates are very well known.

  • Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    03/18/2014 11:03:53 AM PDT · 33 of 46
    zek157 to LibertarianLiz

    Statin blockers are another horror story, especially for a woman like this.

  • Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link

    03/18/2014 11:01:37 AM PDT · 32 of 46
    zek157 to Uncle Miltie

    Damn Ancil Keys and may he burn in hell.

  • Jeffrey Corzine, former NJ gov’s son, dead at 31

    03/13/2014 3:33:18 PM PDT · 55 of 72
    zek157 to Dog

    Let’s hypoallocate.

  • Here’s What Lindsey Graham Offered to John Kerry When He Thought the Microphone Was Off

    03/13/2014 3:24:55 PM PDT · 10 of 23
    zek157 to cotton1706

    Good thing Lindsey didn’t offer a BJ.

  • Texas Dad fatally Shoots 17-Year-old boy he Finds Hiding in Daughter’s Bedroom: Deputies

    03/13/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    zek157 to nickcarraway

    He should get 40 rs hard labor.

  • McConnell Vows Conservative Agenda if He’s Senate Leader (root and branch becomes tooth and nail)

    03/06/2014 9:10:34 AM PST · 2 of 23
    zek157 to cotton1706

    Little late for that Mitch. @$##-off.

  • NCCU sophomore mistakenly jailed for 'doing the right thing'

    02/28/2014 11:48:00 AM PST · 42 of 58
    zek157 to JOHN ADAMS

    People are ugly John...

  • NCCU sophomore mistakenly jailed for 'doing the right thing'

    02/28/2014 11:47:30 AM PST · 40 of 58
    zek157 to Oliviaforever

    Really Olivia??

  • NCCU sophomore mistakenly jailed for 'doing the right thing'

    02/28/2014 11:47:04 AM PST · 39 of 58
    zek157 to Dan(9698)

    Were you to actually read the article, you would find that the kid has no redress against the police.

    What he would actually like to do is have the police expunge his record. Not so easy, that will be on his dime too.

    He also lost a semester of class sitting in jail for a month. How would you like it if he were your son?

  • Conn. officer says woman sounds 'anti-American' for questioning gun control law

    02/28/2014 10:12:22 AM PST · 4 of 124
    zek157 to Altariel

    Names should be published and these “Peace Officers” should be shunned at best.

  • Majority of Americans Reject Myth of “Man-Made Global Warming”

    02/28/2014 10:10:24 AM PST · 18 of 25
    zek157 to NormsRevenge
    AGW is much like eugenics of the last century. Played right by the miscreants behind it could result with equally catastrophic results.
  • Why Republicans Need the Tea Party - The movement provides an answer to the Left.

    02/26/2014 11:28:59 AM PST · 32 of 43
    zek157 to Cyber Liberty

    You mean like the support Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnel didn’t receive in 2010?

    They could have controlled the Senate...

  • Why Republicans Need the Tea Party - The movement provides an answer to the Left.

    02/26/2014 11:26:56 AM PST · 31 of 43
    zek157 to neverdem

    I would question why the tea party/conservatives need the GOP. The GOP is as dead/relevant as the Whigs.

  • Why Americans Disliked Piers Morgan

    02/26/2014 8:59:38 AM PST · 47 of 81
    zek157 to AngelesCrestHighway

    ACS

    Returning the Churchill bust was a classless act made by a classless pathological socialist.

    This guy was too liberal for the low hundred thousand remaining CNN viewers. What do the 2 things have in common?

  • Big Lie Finally Laid to Rest (Senate Conservatives Fund email)

    02/26/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · 38 of 64
    zek157 to cotton1706

    Who is surprised by this? Has anyone forgotten what happened in 2010 to Christine ODonnel, DE and Sharon Angel, NV? The Rinos could have retired Harry Reid, and controlled the senate with a win by either candidate, but instead fought for control of the RINO party. They also supported Murkowski in AK as an independent instead of Joe Miller.

    Yes they have party control, no they will never have my support again. Who gives a ratsass if they control the senate in 2014. RINOs and D’s are inbreed twins.

  • Poll: Sen. Lindsey Graham holds huge lead but falls short of 50%

    02/26/2014 5:29:43 AM PST · 4 of 26
    zek157 to cotton1706

    I’d love to see the LCR pole smoker Lindsey gone.

  • Study: Fatal Car Crashes by Marijuana Smokers up 300% over Last Decade

    02/25/2014 2:42:50 PM PST · 8 of 27
    zek157 to BenLurkin

    Likely BS.

    Fear texting & talking on a phone.

  • The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

    02/14/2014 10:55:16 AM PST · 3 of 55
    zek157 to ShadowAce

    8 sucks big time. Wouldn’t have it if it wasn’t on a new laptop.