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AboveMyPayGrade

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  • [23] July 24, 2014 at 5:02pm

    @Nilsson

    You posted at 3:55pm: “Israel is using all its control of the US media to try to twist things but people are seeing through this. This is an INVASION.”

    Damn STRAIGHT it’s an invasion!

    Just like America’s ground incursion into Nazi Germany starting in early 1945 was an invasion.

    SO WHAT?!

    When Nation A declares/initiates war on Nation B, Nation A has no leg to stand on to complain if Nation B decides to try to fatally cripple Nation A’s ability to continue to make war on it by INVADING Nation A. It’s one of the risks you run in starting a war: you might wind up getting back much worse than you’re dishing out.

    And when Hamas started – and has CONTINUED – firing rockets into Israel, Hamas commenced, and continues to wage, war on Israel, so Hamas has no grounds to complain if the nation they started war against tries to cripple its war-making ability by INVADING the territory of the belligerent.

    If Hamas wants Israel forces OUT of Gaza, then Hamas needs to stop the barrage of rockets from Gaza into Israel. Until it does, Israel has the right to do WHATEVER it feels it has to do to protect its population.

    In fact, the biggest frustration I have with Israel’s war effort against Hamas right now is that I don’t feel it’s going FAR ENOUGH. Since Gaza gets almost all of its food, gas, water, and electricity from Israel, as long as Hamas continues to use Gaza as a warbase against Israel, Israel should TOTALLY cut off all these from Gaza.

  • [5] July 24, 2014 at 10:39am

    Anyone getting the feeling that the Hard Left really DOESN’T want Hillary as their standard-bearer in 2016 after all but would REALLY prefer someone like Elizabeth Warren instead?

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  • July 24, 2014 at 10:37am

    Apple Bite, you stated in your 10:10am post: “It’s all by design. He (the resident Turd in office…) is hoping the citizens react violently, so he can send in the rest of his EO’s down…”

    I presume that what you’re referring to is Obama issuing EO’s to declare a national state of martial law, suspend Constitutional guarantees and future elections, and make himself president-for-life.

    If so, I’ll ask YOU the same question I’ve asked so many on this site who have also posited this scenario:

    Obama can DECLARE a national state of martial law, but SOMEONE is still going to have to IMPOSE and ENFORCE it, so just WHERE do you think that Obama’s going to get the bully boys who will DO it?

    The military? After the Taliban-Bergdahl swap, I think Obama burned his last bridges to our military, so I think he would be able to get VERY FEW of them, at least those on the “boots on the ground” level, for such a purpose. I think the same will be true for the vast majority of those in the National Guard and civilian law enforcement.

    Civilian federal employees? If Obama wanted a shoot-out with the American people, he had his chances at the Bundy ranch in Nevada earlier this year and very recently in Murietta, CA, where ordinary citizens showed up to DEFY the forces of the feds. Supposedly the feds have acquired hundreds of millions of rounds of hollowpoint ammo the last few years: why didn’t Obama order them to break out a few of those rounds in these loca

  • [2] July 23, 2014 at 3:02pm

    @progressive slayer

    Regarding your 2:47pm post:

    if Obama DID order the carpet bombing of Israel – or any OTHER direct military action against that country by the U.S. military – I think he would have a mutiny on his hands within the ranks of our people in uniform in very short order.

    They may even decide to try carpet bombing the WHITE HOUSE instead of ISRAEL.

  • [2] July 23, 2014 at 2:37pm

    @Jaycen

    Regarding your 2:19pm response to my 2:11pm post:

    many years ago, I read in the local paper about a homeless guy who was interviewed by one of the paper’s reporters.

    The man told the reporter that he was getting help, such as food and clothing, from a homeless ministry that the church that I was a part of the time ran.

    This homeless man ALSO told the reporter that his sister had actually offered to take him into HER home, but he didn’t want to move in with her because then he’d have to live by HER rules, so apparently, he valued the “freedom” of being on the streets but being able to make his own choices more than being off the streets if it meant that he WASN’T free to make all his own choices.

    So in OTHER words, the reason that this man was homeless had NOTHING to do with AVAILABLE RESOURCES to get him off the streets, it was wholly because of LIFESTYLE CHOICES.

    From what I’VE seen of the homeless, in the VAST majority of cases, it is PERSONAL, not ECONOMIC, factors that have resulted in the person’s homelessness.

    And our society is ENCOURAGING people to make irresponsible choices that will ensure that many wind up homeless.

    If it isn’t happening ALREADY, I predict that the states of Colorado and Washington will soon have an EPIDEMIC of homelessness on their hands, as now having legalized marijuana, many of their citizens will become drug-addicted and addled from easy access to pot and will become candidates for homelessness

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  • July 23, 2014 at 2:19pm

    Just a slight correction: this professor at MTSU’s name was named Daniel McMurry, not McMurray.

    I said WAS, as he passed away at age 77 in 2010.

  • [6] July 23, 2014 at 2:11pm

    @Brigott

    You replied at 1:55pm to HOLD_THE_LINE’s 1:48pm response to Gonzo’s 1:47pm post with: “I am less concerned about who these people WERE; what matters is who they ARE now and what choices they made plus what circumstances happened to them to cause them to be where they are now.”

    In the 1990’s, there was a sociology professor at Middle Tennessee State University named Daniel McMurray who studied homelessness, and to do the research for his study, he actually posed as a homeless person and went all around the country for a couple of years, so he had first-hand experience with the homeless in their own environment for an extended period of time.

    His experience revealed that a substantial percentage of the homeless population, as you might expect, had substance-abuse issues. He also discovered that the claim of whole homeless families was bunk, because in his travels among the homeless, he came across almost no intact nuclear families who were actually homeless and that in fact almost all of the so-called homeless “families” were unmarried women with children, so in his experience, HOMELESSNESS was virtually synonymous with SPOUSELESSNESS.

    I am not surprised in the least by what these “cardboard stories” has revealed about some of the homeless: ever seen any of John Stossel’s exposes on Fox News in the last couple of years about the homeless? He TOO has posed as a homeless person – and discovered he could make a decent living begging.

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  • [4] July 23, 2014 at 1:53pm

    Oh, the humanity, the HUMANITY, I tell you!

    Employees of an agency which has effectively become weaponized against fully half of America – conservatives – suffering low morale as the results of that weaponization are being exposed to the American people and are thus consequently, and CORRECTLY, being investigated.

    If IRS employees are that bummed about it, then maybe many should cooperate with Congress in helping to weed out the bad apples within their midst whose antics are subjecting their employer to such unwelcome scrutiny.

    Frankly, my reaction to the low morale of IRS employees because of the litany of investigations into the IRS at present can be summed up in four words: CRY ME A RIVER! And cue the world’s smallest violin to boot.

    And remember, this is ALSO an agency that has acquired a lot of armament to boot.

    If these IRS employees’ feelings are so hurt at the scrutiny their employer is presently getting, they’d better not be foolish enough to actually try to put that armament to use against the American people on Obama’s orders, because if they do, hurt feelings are going to be the LEAST of their worries in that day.

  • [1] July 23, 2014 at 1:00pm

    I fully understand Israel’s outrage at this move by the Obama administration, and far be it for ME to actually DEFEND Obama on anything, but if I were a traveler from the United States, even WITHOUT the FAA ban on American airliners landing in or taking off from Ben Gurion International Airport, I’d have to conclude that right now, this is simply NOT an auspicious time to be traveling to Israel, and thus I’d think long and hard about traveling there under the present circumstances.

    That having been said, I HOPE that Israel does NOT cut short its effort against Hamas until it dismantles the tunnel system from Gaza.

    But as I’ve said on this before, ultimately, Israel is going to have to get over its squeamishness in killing Palestinian civilians in the process of taking out installations and edifices that are being used militarily against Israel.

    As I’ve stated before, during WW2, Americans knew perfectly well that in the process of pulverizing German and Japanese cities, our military was killing a lot of civilians, including children, and on top of that, the Axis powers weren’t dishing out the same to US on our own soil – and yet the American people had no pangs of conscience about it, because our attitude was that the moment the German and Japanese governments declared/initiated war on us, responsibility for the deaths of their innocents passed from US to THEM as long as they were in the process of engaging in active hostilities against us.

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 12:38am

    Sargeking, you asked at 5:12pm: “By the way, does anyone know what happened to Wilkow?”

    If you mean what happened to him on Blaze TV, he recently left, and I was listening to his show on XM satellite radio recently (in response to one of your respondents, it’s Channel 125 on XM) in which he explained why he left that outlet, and it didn’t sound to me like he was run out of there, but that he left of his own volition, because being the parent of very young children, he didn’t want to continue to sacrifice the time that Blaze TV was taking from his schedule that he could spend instead with his children more at such a formative stage of their lives.

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 12:28am

    @SAR1ARM1

    You posted at 7:03pm:

    “Just remember CWII wont end like CW1. Its a different world out there. In 1861 Britain ruled the world and kept anyone that might have gotten involved at bay. Not many were interested in what we were up to anyway. Today the whole world want’s our stuff and will come after it. While we are bleeding ourselves what do you think Russia, China and the Muslims will be doing? Or do you think you can take on the whole world?

    Beck is right. This thing ends peaceful or we learn a new language(s).”

    Your words would be sobering and under other circumstances would prompt me to agree with you – were it not for the fact that America is ALREADY on the fast track to our government becoming a communist tyranny, and if THAT happens, at that point in time, it really won’t matter if our masters are
    Russian communists, Chinese communists, or home-grown communists.

    In fact, white Americans might actually be better off under RUSSIAN communist rulers than AMERICAN communist rulers, it would be BLACKS who would have the MOST to fear under either Russian or Chinese rulers, as both the Russians and Chinese are likely to EXTERMINATE much of America’s black population for being useless eaters, and a depopulating Russia and a China facing a severe female shortage would both have great use for white American women.

    Thus, given where America is going, at this point in time, Civil War II doesn’t phase me, since it COULD arrest our slide.

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  • [7] July 21, 2014 at 4:29pm

    THIS is EXACTLY the type of thing I’ve been saying on this site for MONTHS that the state governors need to do: take a stand against Washington DC and then DARE Obama to either have to back down or to have to escalate.

    Part of me is hoping that Obama actually tries to ESCALATE and decides to send troops or other federal forces to stop Perry from deploying the Texas Guard on the border: I will be interested to see how many of those Obama sends actually will obey his orders to turn on their fellow Americans. And if some DO and the result is the second firing on of Fort Sumter (so to speak) or a latter-day Boston Massacre (Brownsville Massacre?):

    CIVIL WAR II COMMENCETH!

    Who knows, Obama may even attempt what so many on this site over the months fear he will attempt and use such a provocation to declare a national state of martial law, suspend Constitutional guarantees, and make himself president-for-life – even though I’ve oft-expressed on this site the opinion which I STILL hold to that if Obama tries going HERE, you can number the remaining days of his presidency if not his very LIFE thereafter in mere days.

    But I think Obama is too lazy and lacks the stones to try this. He has shown that what he values MOST is to live like a king. As long as he avoids triggering a full-blown revolution and leaves the White House orderly and legally on 1/20/2017, he is pretty well guaranteed this for the rest of his life, but if he doesn’t, all bets are off.

  • [8] July 21, 2014 at 1:21pm

    Unlike most industries, Silicon Valley has the ability to simply outsource much of its operations to the Third World – and indeed has been DOING so for years.

    The liberals who form the hoi-polloi in Silicon Valley PUBLICLY support Obama and the Left’s policies – but PRIVATELY evade the impact those policies have on THEIR businesses by simply sending much of their work overseas.

    Whenever you’ve called tech support during the last several years for a problem you’re having with your computer, for example, when was the last time you remember talking to someone on the other end of the line who DIDN’T have an Indian accent?

  • [12] July 21, 2014 at 1:16pm

    The easiest way to rebut THAT line of argument from the Obama administration/the Left is to ask them: didn’t CANADA also have as cold and long, if not COLDER and LONGER, a winter as WE did? So why didn’t CANADA’S GDP show the same roughly 3% contraction in the first quarter of 2014 as OURS did?

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  • July 21, 2014 at 10:32am

    Looks like your response went where you wanted it, so it’s all right.

    But you’re right about about this clunky friggin website.

    What I want to know is, WHY are posts appearing in random order on this site, which is a phenomenon I’ve been seeing here for some time now?

    Why is my post appearing on this board well before the post of Davis8 that my post was responding to?

  • [13] July 21, 2014 at 9:26am

    @Davis8

    Regarding your 8:49am post which begins “1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children!!!”:

    so WHAT if Gazan children are dying in this war?

    That’s on HAMAS, not Israel.

    During WW2, the American people knew perfectly well that as our air force was pounding German and Japanese cities into rubble, we were killing many civilians in the process, including many children among them. And the American people had NO problem with that.

    Because our attitude was that the moment that Germany and Japan initiated/declared war on us, responsibility for the deaths of their innocents passed from US to THEM. If they didn’t want their civilians dying from American bombs, then they always had the choice to cease their war effort against us – and declined to make that choice until we made it untenable for them to continue it.

    Hamas can end this war at any time by simply ceasing to launch rockets against Israel. But it refuses to make this choice. Thus, it chooses to CONTINUE hostilities.

    So again, in making such a choice, Hamas puts the responsibility for the deaths of their innocents killed in the current hostilities with Israel squarely upon itself.

    If anything, I think Israel should be even MORE draconian against Gaza, by immediately cutting off all of Gaza’s food, gas, water, and electricity, almost all of which it gets from Israel. In war, if you’re serious about winning it, you try to cripple the ability of the other side to wage war against you.

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  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 1:45pm

    @elosogrande

    You stated in your 12:26pm post: “Come on. The VA is like any other government agency. The employees, including the doctors, aren’t there help The American People. They are there for the paycheck, the lifetime healthcare, and the huge pensions. Get used to it … you’re paying for it.”

    This is EXACTLY WHAT I’M COUNTING ON if Obama gets any notion of trying to make himself president-for-life and tries to use the civilian federal workforce as his bully boys to make this a fait accompli.

    And in fact, I argue that we’ve SEEN this very dynamic at work when Obama ordered the open-air WW2 Memorial barricaded during the partial government shut-down last October and patriots came and removed those barricades, at the standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada when scores of armed citizens flooded into Nevada to stand in solidarity with Bundy and in open defiance of the feds, and just last week in Murietta, CA when citizens stopped DHS buses from unloading there the child illegals they were transporting.

    In every one of these cases, the feds had an opportunity to use some of those hundreds of millions of hollowpoint rounds they’ve been accumulating the last few years on the citizens who defied them – and DECLINED.

    WHY?

    And as I’ve oft-stated about this, I think you hit the nail on the head: these employees are in it solely for the paycheck and pension, NOT to become martyrs for their employer. It’s hard to spend a pension from 6 feet under.

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:14am

    Gotztheironhand, you posted in part at 11:18pm to SkruP.C.cowardice’s 10:21pm post: “What will Glenn do if in 2017 after the turn of the new year, when it comes time for Obama to step down he just says “No thanks, I’m good here” and signs an executive order declaring himself President for life? Will anyone actually physically throw him out if he doesn’t leave willingly? I doubt it. Politicians will legislate, people will protest”

    I tend to agree with rmwTX’s 10:11am response to you in which he stated: “No, Obama will not declare himself tyrant for life … he’s a lazy POS and I gotta imagine that lookin’ at Billary with their 1006 Million$$$ looks pretty sweet to him and that angry b*ch he beds with.”

    (Actually, Ed Klein in his new book Blood Feud reports that the Obamas sleep in SEPARATE BEDROOMS in the White House)

    If Hillary were elected in 2016 and Obama refused to leave the White House by Inauguration Day 2017, you think SHE’S going to let Obama deny her the Holy Grail she’s been waiting her whole life for?

    If Obama tried to remain in the White House beyond 1/20/2017 and no one made any move to try to stop him, I think you’d have a second secession crisis, and I think Texas would quickly start the parade of a whole bunch of states right out of the Union. And frankly, I doubt very much that our military would do anything to fight this, because at least the vast majority would refuse to take orders from a clearly illegally-serving

  • July 18, 2014 at 10:12am

    Hamas actually wants Israel to live in peace: the peace of the GRAVE.

  • July 18, 2014 at 10:11am

    OOPS, that last paragraph got cut off, so I’ll finish it here:

    I’ve seen MANY people over the Internet in the last few years who have posted about meeting with their financial advisors to inquire about where they should be putting their money these days, and those advisors have often told them to put it in, among other things, precious metals, and one metal many such advisors have recommended that their clients acquire, and according to the posters these advisors WEREN’T saying this jokingly but were deadly serious, is LEAD!

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