Not our waters, not international waters. Those are all owned. Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Denmark. The real question is, why would you order our ship there? Answer? Someone’s an idiot.
 April 14, 2016 at 10:27am
Huge difference between the Bering Sea and the Baltic Sea. 17 m depth in the main passage channel. For perspective, that destroyer draws 30 ft of draft in a 50 foot channel. No dodging there. Only a complete moron deploys an oceangoing warship in a location like that, or the Black Sea. Both of which have been done in the last 7 years. Heck the last 40 years. Our command structure apparently refuses to believe in historical repetition.
January 4, 2016 at 9:37am
So if the driver is moving @ 55 mph, those lines are 10 feet apart, meaning they’re following about 1.5 seconds (tailgating,) the person in front of them. While I detest people who don’t remove snow from their cars, I’ve actually experienced this from a passing truck where a sheet of frozen ice came free of the trailer. Took out the passenger side window in my big rig. Stuff happens.
 December 4, 2015 at 12:11pm
The pay for the FOIA includes: Pay, Taxes, SSAN, Medicare, Benefits, Union Dues, cost of computer, office cost, building cost, supervisory cost, review cost, etc, etc, etc. That’s why lawyers love FOIA requests. The O’Jays had it right.
Benefits also includes the State provided sex reassignment operation.
which is a lie by the school. everything is automated exspecially emails. wouldn't take 30 minutes to query the emails. it is just to keep people from doing the requests. on top of that, whose information is it? tax payers are routinely asked to pay for trips, gifts, and many other stupid costly items that are lost in the budgets. this is just intimidation
Not entirely @Simplelogic. The automation can provide results by querying keywords and phrases, but a human still needs to go through them to verify the search results were not false-positive hits, to verify the search results are pertinent to the FOIA request, and to redact any information and names from the provided results that aren’t pertinent to the FOIA request.
BUT - I definitely believe the 50/hr and 176 hours to complete the task is just a ruse to get the boy to drop the request for sure. That is a ridiculous fee structure.
 December 1, 2015 at 12:15pm
Hey uh, “Pastor Steve”. Those wounded warriors and vets got that way defending the rights of idiots to be idiots. Take away any man’s right to speak, you take away every man’s right to speak. YOU, have the right to listen or ignore. We call that teaching Rabbi. BTW to Copper Catfish, I agree forcing someone to do something against their will was Lucifer’s plan. However,,,,when you want to force someone to do something with their body, who’s game are you really playing? Think about it. I Feel the same way about long prison sentences. Shouldn’t have any longer than 5 or death.
 November 25, 2015 at 12:56am
The problem is, if you look at the number/list of alleged “Atheists” in Politics, the #1 guy was an embezzler, the #2guy wasn’t an Atheist, he endowed 2 chairs at Union Theological Seminary, the #3 guy does self identify as an Atheist, his greatest accomplishment? was elected…one term, local Asheville, NC politics. #4 Secular Humanist Jew(Atheist according to her.) She’s a “LOBBYIST”. #5 He got .5% of the vote in the race for Governor of Michigan. famous atheist is a misnomer. You’ve got a lot of people numerically, but not statistically. Want a famous atheist politician? I’ll give you two… Josef Stalin and Mao Tse Tung Responsible for nearly 100 million deaths between them easily. That’s what you get with an Atheist as a leader.
Pete Stark, US Congressman for 40 years. Avowed atheist.
Apost: Ya, I get it. It doesn't matter what faith you are, all of them hate, hate, hate... Atheists. Kind of the way all the emperor's men hated that kid who shouted "The Emperor is naked!" I suppose the kid was unpopular for a good while... but we laugh about it now.
Old Petey boy stated the federal gov’t can do whatever the hell it wants….
Constitution has no authority to limit it. Town Hall meeting …. Looks like he believes in hell.
 November 17, 2015 at 10:56am
Thanks for the PL 96-212 sec(201)(a)(42) Guess what? These folks aren’t refugee’s! They don’t qualify under this law. Ain’t that sweet?
Keeping in mind, that I don’t know for certain how old the earth is, here is some evidence that all scientists saying it is 4.5 billion years old are wrong: The light from the farthest known star has already reached the earth from a staggering 13.3 billion light years away. Which means what there night? Yeah, maybe we haven’t achieved the ability to guess our own age yet. Cause 1 light year is hella long distance, and 13.3 is just how far we’re seeing with our pathetic little tools today. Welcome to party.
The age of the earth is determined based on radio-active decay rates of elements found here on Earth, moon, meteorites, etc - that is where the 4.5 billion years number comes from.
The distance of the farthest known Galaxy we can see does not help date the earth, but it does show that the Universe is at least 13.3 billion years - the current estimate is 13.8 billion years.
The reason light from a star 13.3 billion light years away is able to just now reach us is because space is expanding.
It has nothing to do with the age of the earth.
the problem with carbon dating is we dont know when the material there checking for loss showed up
Hmmmm, I wonder if the annual recession of the moon has always been at a constant value? If not then how much has it changed and how close was it to Earth? If so then how close was it to Earth based on it's current recession? "My o my assumptions abound where science lies".
no...the recession rate has not been constant over time...granted we are talking millimeters or less of a change over 1000's of years but the recession rate is actually growing...
Centripetal Forces, tangent velocities, angular velocities, and Gravitational Forces all explain this but the math would put 99% of you to sleep with just the first few lines...out of pages...that it would take to prove or explain it thoroughly...
Same type of math proves that the Earth's magnetic poles are dynamic and switch locations every 750,000 years or so...if the math is correct but even Science and Math have to say that they really can't say exactly...just generalized figures plus or minus a few 1000 decades in either direction...
Sort of like ALL THE EVIDENCE says that the San Andreas Fault in CA should have an 8.0 or higher magnitude earthquake every 100 to 120 years...last big one was San Francisco 1906....so CA is right in the "sweet spot" for a hum dinger of a quake...but all the "evidence" says the quake should have already happened because the stress levels on all the major Strike/Slip positions is MUCH higher than it was in 1906... yet the San Andreas Fault is said to not be able to produce more than an 8.5 magnitude quake...again, from all the "evidence" science has about quakes and faults...some estimates put the potential quake near 9.0 (each .1 is a multiplier to force of quake - 9.0 is 10X stronger than 8.0) Hiroshima bomb was a 5.0 equivalent quake for effect.
@ VRW. You are correct, but that wasn't why I posed the questions. I had a different point I was making about constants, rates of change, and assumptions.
@SLEAZYHIPPOs ILLEGITIMATE OFFSPRING -
You're not actually making any point. You're just asking a bunch of questions. Questions that have clear and understood answers...
 October 5, 2015 at 3:20pm
OK, this is the kind of thing that just pisses me off. I dislike the President and virtually 100% of his policies, giving him the benefit that I don’t know all of them. But he’s my President, and they are my First Family, period. Same as calling all of you my family when it comes to being Americans. Didn’t take an Oath to Defend just the ones that think like me.
 September 25, 2015 at 11:20am
The child is correct. The reading grade level for both of those sections is above High School. As a Training Manager it stood out to me when I glanced at it.
 September 24, 2015 at 8:47pm
I had an 8th grade student YBM jump up in my face when I was teaching in a school ironically where I had grown up. He threatened me, I pulled my glasses off put them on the desk of the student I was next to and said, “If you’re feeling froggy, leap.” Took a half step closer, then told him to sit back down. Keep in mind he was a good foot taller than me, but I had recently separated from the military and I told the class, “Look, when I tell you to do something, it’s for your own good, not mine. I grew up right here, same gangs, same crime, same lousy politicians. I know every one of you can do better than I have, so lets get it done.” Then this one young lady who was pregnant with her 3rd, yes 3rd child accused me of calling her a bitc&. The Principal came in and said, “He shouldn’t call you that name.” I went off on her. Every other kid stood up for me. I called her out and said she had no control over her school. Then I had to find another job. I ended up driving trucks. Well, it’s the price you pay. I still have those kids come up to me on the street today. Nearly 30 years later.
 September 23, 2015 at 10:31am
Look how shallow they bury their main sewer line. That’s a 10″ ceramic pipe. Can’t do that in Chicago. Thing would burst in the first year.
 September 23, 2015 at 10:28am
The Pope of the Catholic Church can be declared “infallible” when these 3 things have been met: 1) He states it from the Chair of St. Peter 2) All of the Cardinals within all of the branches of the Church have agreed to it 3) He actually repeats what the Cardinals have all agreed to.
It has happened regarding 3 things in the “HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’. All caps for emphasis. 1) Virgin birth of Jesus 2) The Trinity (i.e. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,) 3) I always forget the 3rd one. Maybe it was Transubstantiation. I forget, went through my last course in 86. Great guy came in from the Vatican to teach that course. Then, like the other 3 times I went through confirmation classes, the Bishop died on his way to confirm me. I took the hint on the 3rd time. But I still believe. Heck, I know.
 September 7, 2015 at 3:35pm
9.62/kwh for comparison Chicago is 6.5/kwh Boise is 8.55/kwh Mountain View, Ca 14.08/kwh.
 September 1, 2015 at 11:30am
When I was Active Duty we used to have this picture of a gunfighter shooting cans off a fence rail. Across the top was the legend “REMEMBER WHEN TRAINING USED TO BE IMPORTANT”
 August 29, 2015 at 12:11am
So, I don’t go to church regularly myself. I haven’t been in years. I do, however, have a personal relationship with the Lord. I talk to him every day. I try to do his will in every thing I do. But I’m just an unworthy vessel. I know I’ve sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. I think I’m going to let the judging go to God. I know I’m not up to it.
 August 20, 2015 at 9:44am
Man, I grew up with DEEZ NUTZ. I played with m’ all the time! Specially on COD WOW.
Same here. Did you and I ever cross paths? I know “Deez Nuts” is a common internet name, but I played under “Bluto” most of the time and played wit a “Deez Nuts” for a few years, back around '02-'07 or so.
 August 17, 2015 at 9:59pm
Had that trailer been hooked up to the tractor properly, with all the equipment working, there would have been a loud beep going off in his truck. My guess, the company disables the safety equipment, the drivers don’t care, certainly the country doesn’t care. I saw this happen in Ohio, Utah, California, and Texas. The one thing in common was all the drivers stopped when I passed them and pulled over in front. But I’ve also seen a Mayflower truck with his rear tandems locked up, pop off the trailer in Chicago going onto the Dan Ryan. Hit the ground in a shower of sparks and glorious flame.
 July 26, 2015 at 10:42am
Secretary Carter reminds me of that other famous Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Remember this timeless classic, ” You go to war with the Army you have. They’re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” I think the Boy Scouts had it right, “Be Prepared”