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101  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Coiling spring-- good summary of China's strategy on: May 14, 2016, 08:37:02 AM
http://qz.com/680123/beijing-is-setting-the-stage-for-war-in-the-south-china-sea/

I'm sure either 3AM Hillary or Littlefingers will handle this well.
102  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: May 13, 2016, 05:08:55 PM
The point is to put an end to such excrement, not make sure that "our side" gets to crap on American freedom too.


Not many here consider Littlefingers to be on our side.
103  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Unexpectedly! Reason magazine and BBG hardest hit! on: May 13, 2016, 04:18:56 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/05/13/when-smuggling-colo-pot-not-even-skys-limit/83623226/

Funny how this works.
104  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Trump the vengeful authoritarian on: May 13, 2016, 03:23:57 PM

This also struck others as funny.

http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2016/05/13/abject-parody-obama-superfans-at-vox-get-the-vapors-worrying-about-trump-trashing-rule-of-law/
105  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Trump the vengeful authoritarian on: May 13, 2016, 03:13:05 PM

Gosh, what if we had a vindictive president? Vox is too dumb for sarcasm.
106  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Montezuma County sheriff: Legal pot attractive to drug traffickers on: May 13, 2016, 02:53:36 PM
Montezuma County sheriff: Legal pot attractive to drug traffickers
May 6 Mancos bust nabs Kentucky man, $18,000
By Jim Mimiaga
The Journal Article Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:37pm

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin says an increase in drug trafficking in the area is a result of Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana.

“Colorado has become a source state for drugs, and that is causing more and more problems,” Nowlin told Montezuma County commissioners.

He said Colorado marijuana suppliers are being contacted by out-of-state drug dealers, including the Mexican cartel, to sell them large amounts of pot for out-of-state sale.

Two recent drug busts illustrate the problem, the sheriff’s office said.

On May 6, an undercover sting in Mancos led to an arrest of a Kentucky man and confiscation of a vehicle and $18,000 in cash.

According to the sheriff’s report, the suspect requested an undercover agent provide him with 10 pounds of marijuana and 1 ounce of cocaine and methamphetamine. He had driven from Kentucky for the purchase.

After the undercover narcotics sale concluded, the suspect was confronted by law enforcement, brandished a firearm and fled on foot. After a short foot and vehicle chase, he was found hiding under a vehicle and arrested.

“The suspect arrested in this case intended to transport and distribute the marijuana in Kentucky upon his return,” the police report claimed.

On March 18, a vehicle suspected to be trafficking cash related to narcotic sales and the Mexican drug cartel was stopped on U.S. Highway 160, and $22,000 in cash was found hidden in the vehicle.

According to the sheriff’s report, “the currency was packaged in a way commonly used by Mexican drug cartels to smuggle large amounts of cash.”

The cash seizure was turned over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to investigate its origin.

The suspect had been released at the scene of the original stop pending evidence gathered during the search warrant. Case records are sealed as the investigation continues.

The sheriff said that the Highway 160 corridor is commonly used as a smuggling route for drug cartels to move narcotics and then transport the cash back to Mexico.

Recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has added a twist to the situation.

“Blackmail is a real possibility for marijuana dispensaries here,” he said. “They are cutting into (the cartel’s) profits, who say it’s time to pay up. That puts everyone in jeopardy.”
107  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: This has to stop on: May 13, 2016, 02:49:58 PM
I have dealt with a M to F transgender sex offender. He perp'ed on multiple children. He is currently litigating with my state's Dept. of Corrections to provide him with the big snipola. I have dealt with more than a few sex offenders who certainly have some type of gender dysphoria going on. There are more than a few who who will suddenly decide they feel female to take advantage of our plunge into insanity.

Fundamental change.


This is so wrong.  So 99.999% of people have to be uncomfortable for the problems of somewhere in the range 0.001 % of people?
This is not a civil right for God's sake.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/president-obama-issues-historic-declaration-123200234.html?nhp=1

Crossdresser rights.  Good grief.  If you can't figure out your gender, you might expect some public bathroom issues.  A person with penis shouldn't be in the little girls' room.  It's bad enough letting crazies into the little boys room.  If it's a matter of privacy, keep your personal issues private.  Have thousands been arrested for going into the wrong room?  Or blocked from entering?  What is the problem?

Try common core.  How many genders are there, as we teach it to our young people?  Parents might be surprised at the answer.  It wasn't just a liberal takeover of our schools, like Truman Democrats, it was a liberal leftist wacko takeover.  A birth certificate and a federal student loan application no longer can use terms like mother and father.  We were mocked for warning about this.

http://commoncoresuccess.eleducation.org/curriculum/ela/grade-7/module-2b/unit-1/lesson-2
"In this lesson, students deepen their working concept of identity by exploring how gender expectations influence identity formation."

http://www.govtslaves.info/virginia-schools-theres-no-such-things-as-boys-or-girls-in-new-gender-idenity-curriculum/

http://www.finaid.org/fafsa/lgbtfafsa.phtml

You can't make this stuff up.

This must be under the category of shiny objects.  The economy is in shambles, world is going to hell, but hey, look at that shiny object over there.  Let's debate that instead.  Can't manage the economy, can't manage foreign affairs, so they made a category where he is comfortable leading, bathroom rights for the 0.001%!  While the liberals slaughter their young, look what neanderthals the conservatives are on the issue of confused-gender urination!
108  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Denmark; nice little bar you got here. It would be a shame , , , on: May 13, 2016, 01:06:24 PM

I hope Europe like the hole it has dug for it's self.

Crafty, what did you see and hear on your last trip to Deutchastan?
109  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: New whistleblower arises on: May 12, 2016, 12:41:30 PM

The Clinton crime family and their media lackeys will now work to destroy him.
110  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Son in Law loses 90% of investor's money on: May 11, 2016, 10:23:48 PM

Really investors, or just using the hedge fund as another way to sell access and SoS favors?
111  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in Europe on: May 11, 2016, 09:38:45 PM
Aside from the current pResident of the White House.
112  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Stinks to high heaven on: May 11, 2016, 08:24:08 PM
From what we read in the press the State has been not as forthcoming as they could or should be.  Not totally like the IRS.  Officials at these agencies need to be held more accountable in my armchair opinion:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/doj-hillary-clinton-bryan-pagliano-email-scandal/2016/05/11/id/728287/

Laws are for the little people.
113  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: May 11, 2016, 12:11:14 PM
Things certainly have gotten ugly. I think there ismuchmore ugliness ahead though.
114  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: May 10, 2016, 11:25:16 PM
Kerry sold out America for less.
115  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: May 10, 2016, 05:36:56 PM
Pat says pressure will be coming from the DNC and WH to ask Hillary to step down.

I don't know what he is reading but that is not what I have been reading nor could I ever imagine Hillary step down without being unconscious. 

The fix is in every which way but loose.

No crime committed.  Just mistakes.

For God sakes she already apologized!  What more could an honest person want?  Leave the poor lady alone. (sarcasm)




Hillary recognizes no legal, moral or ethical controlling authority.
116  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: May 10, 2016, 05:32:06 PM

Funny how such a peaceful religion can be so easily radicalized.
117  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: May 10, 2016, 05:30:42 PM

So, Hillary in an Ooompa-Loompa costume beats Hillary?
118  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / What is allowed on: May 10, 2016, 05:05:29 PM
119  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Harvard Prof: Treat conservattive losers as we treated the Nazis on: May 10, 2016, 04:56:42 PM

This is why the left wants to disarm the public.
120  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Nuclear War, WMD issues on: May 10, 2016, 04:55:45 PM
Seriously?
Yes. Not one more cent for defending a suicidal culture.

We don't only defend places like Europe and Israel for their benefit.

No point in wasting resources on europe as they let themselves become eurostan.
121  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Interesting gun trivia, criminals don't wear holsters on: May 10, 2016, 09:21:30 AM
Violent Criminals and Holsters are Seldom Found Together

http://www.ammoland.com/2016/05/violent-criminals-holsters-seldom-found-together/#ixzz48G9ZoI7x

Police have long understood that violent criminals almost never use holsters.  The obvious reason is that a gun is readily abandoned by tossing it from a car, in a dumpster, down a drain, or off a bridge.  A holster, normally worn on a belt, is much harder to discard, and can result in embarrassing questions when found in a search.  Having a holster on ones person when you are not allowed to carry or possess a firearm becomes rather problematic.

From a comment:  “95% of criminals carry their guns on their strong side, mostly stuck in the front of their bodies, inside the waistband without a holster.”  – From a US Secret Service Seminar on detecting concealed weapons

It is very true.
122  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: May 09, 2016, 05:36:22 PM
"Trump himself started it..."  [call each other names, etc.]

Trump was being Trump.  His candidacy was a joke.  If his polling had been low enough he could have been left out of the first debate and ignored.  It is the people who jumped on board and thought all this is okay and supported him and voted for him over 16 pretty good others who got this going.  To them I would ask, now what's your idea...

You assume thought is involved.
123  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Energy Politics & Science on: May 09, 2016, 05:35:13 PM
Well, when the wind turbines break, or aren't working because of a lack of wind, they aren't shredding birds. Then they only burn taxpayer's money we don't have.
124  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: May 08, 2016, 11:54:13 AM
"She never *intentionally* met to compromise security.  And this *is important* because no crime was committed if she did not *intentionally* risk security"

   - That is a false premise, as I understand it.   The criminal test for the mis-handling of classified information is "gross negligence" which she most certainly committed.  That is a felony. 

The free sh#t army doesn't care.
125  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: A Confessison of Liberal Intolerance on: May 08, 2016, 11:35:31 AM

They aren't liberals, they are leftists.
126  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: May 08, 2016, 06:32:44 AM
The 9/11 highjackers entered the US when Clinton was president, and the intent was to strike while Clinton was still in office.
127  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: May 08, 2016, 06:30:26 AM
"Rhodes’s innovative campaign to sell the Iran deal is likely to be a model for how future administrations explain foreign policy to Congress and the public. ..."

Sure .  As long as the administrations are Democrat.  No one believes the press will not go after the truth in Republican administrations.



That is a compelling reason to vote for Republicans. Because that's the only way to be sure there will be press oversight.
128  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Dilbert: Why Trump will win on: May 08, 2016, 05:53:26 AM
ff

The madness of crowds.
129  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The war on the rule of law on: May 07, 2016, 07:21:47 PM
"Obama has a pen and a drone."

I kick myself for not thinking of that! Nice.
130  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Seven Takeaways from the NY Times Profile of Failed Novelist Ben Rhodes on: May 07, 2016, 08:35:35 AM
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/7-takeaways-ny-times-ben-rhodes/

Seven Takeaways from the NY Times Profile of Failed Novelist Ben Rhodes

     
BY: David Rutz    
May 5, 2016 12:51 pm

White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes is profiled in a New York Times Magazine feature about how Rhodes, who holds a master’s degree in creative writing, became President Obama’s “foreign policy guru.” Here are seven takeaways:

1) Rhodes was frustrated the day of Obama’s 2016 State of the Union because the story about Iran kidnapping 10 American sailors couldn’t be hidden longer from the public.

Rhodes was annoyed that he couldn’t successfully suppress the ugly story from breaking before Obama gave his final State of the Union speech:

For much of the past five weeks, Rhodes has been channeling the president’s consciousness into what was imagined as an optimistic, forward-looking final State of the Union. Now, from the flat screens, a challenge to that narrative arises: Iran has seized two small boats containing 10 American sailors. Rhodes found out about the Iranian action earlier that morning but was trying to keep it out of the news until after the president’s speech. “They can’t keep a secret for two hours,” Rhodes says, with a tone of mild exasperation at the break in message discipline.

Author David Samuels relates in real time how Rhodes intends to fix the situation, which he predicts the press, or “they,” will report by playing to Middle East stereotypes:

Standing in his front office before the State of the Union, Rhodes quickly does the political math on the breaking Iran story. “Now they’ll show scary pictures of people praying to the supreme leader,” he predicts, looking at the screen. Three beats more, and his brain has spun a story line to stanch the bleeding. He turns to Price. “We’re resolving this, because we have relationships,” he says.

The sailors were set free the next day, unharmed. Secretary of State John Kerry later praised Iran for making sure the U.S. sailors were “well taken care of” and thanked its authorities for their “cooperation and quick response.” Iran state television released embarrassing photos of the sailors with their hands on their heads for propaganda purposes, and the navy commanders responsible for the capture were later awarded medals by the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

2) Apparently, Rhodes’ name rarely appears in news articles because he is “invisible” and “not an egotist.”

It has been rare to find Ben Rhodes’s name in news stories about the large events of the past seven years, unless you are looking for the quotation from an unnamed senior official in Paragraph 9. He is invisible because he is not an egotist, and because he is devoted to the president. But once you are attuned to the distinctive qualities of Rhodes’s voice—which is often laced with aggressive contempt for anyone or anything that stands in the president’s way—you can hear him everywhere.

Rhodes constantly appears with on-the-record quotes in news reports, actually. A Nexis search reveals his name has appeared 2,489 times in major publications since the beginning of the Obama administration, and he also appears on cable and network television shows as a spokesman for the White House. The idea that he is not an egotist also seems belied by the multiple comparisons in the article of him to Holden Caulfield, the angsty, judgmental teenage protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye.

3) Rhodes, who is not an egotist, is so tight with the president that he says he doesn’t know where he begins and Obama ends.

Staffers spoke in awe of Rhodes’ ability to know what Obama is thinking, “a source of tremendous power,” and Rhodes feels like he’s not sure who he is anymore:

Part of what accounts for Rhodes’s influence is his “mind meld” with the president. Nearly everyone I spoke to about Rhodes used the phrase “mind meld” verbatim, some with casual assurance and others in the hushed tones that are usually reserved for special insights. He doesn’t think for the president, but he knows what the president is thinking, which is a source of tremendous power. One day, when Rhodes and I were sitting in his boiler-room office, he confessed, with a touch of bafflement, “I don’t know anymore where I begin and Obama ends.”

4) Like his boss, Rhodes smoked a lot of pot in high school.

Rhodes’s mother and father are not interested in talking about Rhodes. Neither is his older brother, David, who is president of CBS News, an organization that recently revived the effort to declassify the contents of the redacted 28 pages of the Sept. 11 report on the eve of Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia, on which Rhodes, as usual, accompanied the president. The brothers are close, but they often go months without seeing each other. “He was like the kid who carried the briefcase to school,” Ben says of his brother, who worked at Fox News and Bloomberg before moving to CBS. “I actually didn’t do that great in high school because I was drinking and smoking pot and hanging out in Central Park.”

5) Rhodes pushed a fictional narrative that Obama saw an opportunity to make a nuclear deal with Iran beginning in 2013, when elections brought “moderates” into power.

Samuels writes that this idea was “largely manufactured” by Rhodes for the purpose of selling the deal the public. In fact, Obama insiders knew the president had desired to make an agreement with Iran since he first took office. Such ideas are “often misleading or false.” Rather, Rhodes says, the grand Obama foreign policy narratives of nonproliferation and peace with adversaries neatly “converged on Iran” and the nuclear agreement:

The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal presented — that the Obama administration began seriously engaging with Iranian officials in 2013 in order to take advantage of a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country — was largely manufactured for the purpose for selling the deal. Even where the particulars of that story are true, the implications that readers and viewers are encouraged to take away from those particulars are often misleading or false. Obama’s closest advisers always understood him to be eager to do a deal with Iran as far back as 2012, and even since the beginning of his presidency.

“It’s the center of the arc,” Rhodes explained to me two days after the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was implemented. He then checked off the ways in which the administration’s foreign-policy aims and priorities converged on Iran. “We don’t have to kind of be in cycles of conflict if we can find other ways to resolve these issues,” he said. “We can do things that challenge the conventional thinking that, you know, ‘AIPAC doesn’t like this,’ or ‘the Israeli government doesn’t like this,’ or ‘the gulf countries don’t like it.’ It’s the possibility of improved relations with adversaries. It’s nonproliferation. So all these threads that the president’s been spinning — and I mean that not in the press sense — for almost a decade, they kind of all converged around Iran.”

Obama was “actively misleading” with the idea that this negotiation began because of this so-called “moderate” faction’s rise in Iran:

In the narrative that Rhodes shaped, the “story” of the Iran deal began in 2013, when a “moderate” faction inside the Iranian regime led by Hassan Rouhani beat regime “hard-liners” in an election and then began to pursue a policy of “openness,” which included a newfound willingness to negotiate the dismantling of its illicit nuclear-weapons program. The president set out the timeline himself in his speech announcing the nuclear deal on July 14, 2015: “Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not.”

While the president’s statement was technically accurate — there had in fact been two years of formal negotiations leading up to the signing of the JCPOA — it was also actively misleading, because the most meaningful part of the negotiations with Iran had begun in mid-2012, many months before Rouhani and the “moderate” camp were chosen in an election among candidates handpicked by Iran’s supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The idea that there was a new reality in Iran was politically useful to the Obama administration.

6) Rhodes doesn’t care for Hillary Clinton, grouping her in with “The Blob” of “morons” and American foreign policy “establishment” figures. He also doesn’t like people who “whine” about security lapses abroad.

Samuels writes Rhodes “arguably knew more about the Iraq War” than even then-Sen. Obama when he joined his campaign in 2007, and he has contempt for “Iraq-war promoters” like Hillary Clinton and people who “whine” about security lapses abroad:

He had also developed a healthy contempt for the American foreign-policy establishment, including editors and reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker and elsewhere, who at first applauded the Iraq war and then sought to pin all the blame on Bush and his merry band of neocons when it quickly turned sour. If anything, that anger has grown fiercer during Rhodes’s time in the White House.

He referred to the American foreign-policy establishment as the Blob. According to Rhodes, the Blob includes Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates and other Iraq-war promoters from both parties who now whine incessantly about the collapse of the American security order in Europe and the Middle East.

7) Leon Panetta would “probably not” say that Obama is still serious about stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

The former secretary of defense was not confident that Obama could promise to do all in his power to stop Iran from getting an atomic bomb:

As secretary of defense, he tells me, one of his most important jobs was keeping Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, from launching a pre-emptive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “They were both interested in the answer to the question, ‘Is the president serious?’ ” Panetta recalls. “And you know my view, talking with the president, was: If brought to the point where we had evidence that they’re developing an atomic weapon, I think the president is serious that he is not going to allow that to happen.”

Panetta stops.

“But would you make that same assessment now?” I ask him.

“Would I make that same assessment now?” he asks. “Probably not.”

Panetta also didn’t sound fond of Rhodes, referring to him opaquely as one of a group of “staff people” who assumed they knew where Obama wanted to go with a decision and effectively forced him down that path:

“There were staff people who put themselves in a position where they kind of assumed where the president’s head was on a particular issue, and they thought their job was not to go through this open process of having people present all these different options, but to try to force the process to where they thought the president wanted to be,” he says. “They’d say, ‘Well, this is where we want you to come out.’ And I’d say ‘[expletive], that’s not the way it works. We’ll present a plan, and then the president can make a decision.’ I mean, Jesus Christ, it is the president of the United States, you’re making some big decisions here, he ought to be entitled to hear all of those viewpoints and not to be driven down a certain path.”
131  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: are we at war or not? on: May 07, 2016, 07:28:09 AM
This officer does have a good point.  Why are we always conducting war like military operations without approval from Congress.  OTOH we have a President who will not name the enemy for who they are.   

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/05/06/army-captain-sues-obama-war-isis/

The JV squad is somehow exempt. Obama has a pen and a phone.
132  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Get out of jail on: May 07, 2016, 07:10:02 AM
"Get out of jail free" cards being issued by Democrat party.  Well not exactly but they are trying to free them all, and give them voting cards

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/05/06/report-leftist-groups-registered-two-thousand-virginia-felons-to-vote-in-two-weeks/

Dems will dominate the felon, illegal alien and deceased voting blocs.
133  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: May 07, 2016, 06:36:22 AM
Well, it's an interesting thought.
China or Europe would probably move in.
Dollar replaced by Euro or Yuan?

Europe isn't in any condition to do anything. China's ability to project power outside of Asia is limited, except for cyberwar. We might be in for prolonged power outages if they were pissed off. Although this might make a gold backed yuan the new global currency.
134  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Richard Fernandez nails it on: May 07, 2016, 06:31:27 AM
https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/05/06/the-men-who-would-be-king/?singlepage=true

Empty suit, vacant soul.
135  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Mary Matalin joins Libertarian Party on: May 06, 2016, 10:29:33 PM

As the republicans implode, there will probably more of this. Perhaps this will make the Libertarians more rational and viable.
136  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / The Aspiring Novelist who became Obama's foreign policy guru on: May 06, 2016, 06:12:52 PM
This article was discussed in some detail last night on the panel on Special Report with Brett Baier.  It IS important.  Can we get the URL of the original Samuels article?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/magazine/the-aspiring-novelist-who-became-obamas-foreign-policy-guru.html?_r=1
137  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Professional journalists update on: May 06, 2016, 11:58:37 AM
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/363286.php

I think we share the same level of shock, reading this.
138  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Economics, the stock market , and other investment/savings strategies on: May 06, 2016, 11:38:18 AM
The economy is back!

 rolleyes

How's the record number of food stamps going?
139  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in Canada on: May 06, 2016, 11:29:28 AM

Savages gonna savage.
140  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Fight the power! on: May 06, 2016, 08:29:55 AM
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/31888456/tow-truck-owner-bernie-sanders

 grin grin grin
141  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Paul Ryan not ready to endorse Trump on: May 06, 2016, 07:32:55 AM

I love it.  Let's have a conservative House triangulate with the new Dem Senate and Trump White House.

Maybe gridlock is the best answer remaining with victory out of reach.

That is about the best case scenario at this point.
142  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / What is coming on: May 05, 2016, 01:46:52 PM
https://politicallyshort.com/2016/05/03/americas-last-election/

8 months.
143  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The US Congress; Congressional races on: May 05, 2016, 12:45:38 PM

A couple things:

1. McCain is clearly wrong when he states that all of the Latinos on social media and the news are against Trump. That's clearly false.

2. Should we really be worried about what career politicians want? (To me, career politicians are the problem.... look no further than Hilary....party is irrelevant).

Juan McCain's claims are bogus.
144  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Wonder if the Clinton machine is behind this? on: May 05, 2016, 12:44:45 PM

I would bet on it.
145  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: May 05, 2016, 09:51:33 AM
"The appropriate response to the left is always "fcuk you". Anything else is a waste of time."

You mean like Obama says by his actions and deeds to conservative America every day.  Choooooommmmmm.......

Yup
146  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: May 05, 2016, 07:53:33 AM
Massachusetts senator and liberal firebrand went on a lengthy Twitter tirade, calling Trump’s candidacy one built on “racism, sexism, and xenophobia” and supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ku Klux Klan.

So what should be the response ...

 She was going to make that charge no matter who the nominee was. Our job was to  choose someone who would make those charge false.

The appropriate response to the left is always "fcuk you". Anything else is a waste of time.
147  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: May 04, 2016, 04:34:33 PM
First of all, ask Fauxcohauntus if she feels bad for taking the place of an actual American Indian in academia?

Elizabeth pocohantas Warren:

The Massachusetts senator and liberal firebrand went on a lengthy Twitter tirade, calling Trump’s candidacy one built on “racism, sexism, and xenophobia” and supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ku Klux Klan.

So what should be the response to this?
AS for the KKK I don't think even a dozen people show up to their rallies so what .
148  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Somehow this seems like a dubious idea , , , on: May 04, 2016, 04:30:51 PM
A similar petition for the dems has all law enforcement, secret service and personal security details being disarmed at their convention, since guns are icky.



42,000 Sign Petition to Allow Republicans to Bring Guns to G.O.P. Convention
It may have been created in jest, but the conservatives in favor of open-carry laws are deadly serious
Tina Nguyen

With the potential for a convoluted, multi-round fight to determine its presidential nominee (and the threat of riots if Donald Trump loses), this summer’s Republican National Convention is shaping up to be a historic, if not historically messy, spectacle. As if to make matters worse for a party that is already trying to fend off Trump’s takeover bid, the G.O.P must now contend with a new petition that calls for attendees, already in a high-pressure environment, to be allowed to “recognize our constitutional right to open carry firearms at the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in July 2016.”

More than 42,000 people have signed the petition, which appeared on Change.org last week and originally set a goal of just 5,000 signatures. Signatories are asking the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the R.N.C.’s convention venue, to override its no-gun policies and allow attendees to open-carry approved weapons. While people are legally allowed to openly carry firearms in Ohio, the stadium itself does not allow guns inside. Security protocols for the presidential candidates, who are protected by the Secret Service, would also likely prohibit attendees from bringing weapons within their proximity.

But people supporting the petition, begun by someone listing his or her name as “N.A.,” according to USA Today, and backed by a group that the Akron Beacon Journal has found no evidence of outside the petition itself, argue it would be dangerous not to allow guns inside the venue. “This is a direct affront to the Second Amendment and puts all attendees at risk,” he or she writes, citing the National Rifle Association’s belief that gun-free zones are “the worst and most dangerous of all lies.” Without people openly showing off their guns, N.A. argues, attendees will be vulnerable to a terrorist attack or even the people of Cleveland, a city “consistently ranked as one of the top ten most dangerous cities in America."

It's possible that the petition began as a prank, judging by the Twitter account allegedly run by the petition’s creator, who describes him or herself as “speaking truth to stupid.” Said troll seems to enjoy retweeting people who support the poll, if only to participate in the trolling itself...
•   https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/714205589388156929
•   https://twitter.com/AoDespair/status/714317939554422784
•   https://twitter.com/LewSOS/status/714214435628261377
But the argument underlying the petition is deadly serious for many conservatives, whether or not its creator meant to mock them. Republican lawmakers have routinely decried gun-free zones as a risk, especially in the wake of mass shootings at U.S. schools and universities. In Texas, a new gun law requires people with concealed handgun permits to begin taking their firearms with them to college beginning August 1. Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin also have laws on the books allowing concealed weapons on campus, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Donald Trump has often argued that the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last November could have been prevented or mitigated if the victims had been armed.

Asked Sunday on ABC’s This Week about allowing convention attendees to bring guns, Trump told host Jon Karl that while he hadn’t read the petition, “I want to see what it says [and] read the fine print” before making a statement.

“I’m a very, very strong person for Second Amendment. I think very few people are stronger. And I have to see the petition,” Trump, known for accidentally accepting support from Klan members and fascists, said.
 
149  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Kerik on prison reform on: May 04, 2016, 10:57:12 AM

Imagine if federal prosecutors went after Hillary like they did Kerik.
150  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Trump and the silencing of the generals on: May 04, 2016, 10:33:18 AM
Trump: Generals should be barred from talking to the press. The Presumptive Republican nominee for president doesn’t think the military should tell the American people what they’re doing, or why they’re doing it. And he sure doesn’t want generals on television.

Speaking in Indiana on Monday, Donald Trump said, “I don't want [generals] saying things like ‘our nation has never been so ill-prepared.’ Even though it's true.” He added, “I don't want our generals on television. I will prohibit them.” Trump also flashed his grasp of history, telling his audience, “you think Gen. George Patton or Gen. Douglas MacArthur, do you think they'd be on television saying about how weak we are? Number one, they wouldn't be on television because they'd be knocking the hell out of the enemy and they wouldn't have time.”

For sure. If there’s one thing that we know about generals Patton and MacArthur, it’s how much they hated any hint of self-promotion or media attention.


Facepalm**
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