VCV – it is you and your ilk that never learn. Most of us do not care what you believe or not, and would be perfectly happy to leave you to destroy yourselves however you see fit. No muss, no fuss.
The problem is that you insist on trying to *force me* (the collective me) to pay for your services that *I* do not believe in. I do not want to be a part of. That by giving of my property, my person, to a cause that I find to be in direct opposition to what I believe, I will be affected.
Simple – it doesn’t matter what you believe. It doesn’t matter what I believe. To each other. The problem is when one tries to *take the other’s property* for their own benefit.
Taxes should not be used to fund something so blatantly abhorrent to so many. Including many Atheists. It doesn’t take a ‘religious zealot’ to dislike killing the unborn.
Use privately raised funds. Then we have no argument right? Then it simply becomes a legal issue. Right now it is most definitely an issue of choice, religion, and freedom. You are stealing from me. You are actively seeking the damnation of my soul if you want to go total nutjob as far as you’r going the other direction.
Get over it.
July 30, 2016 at 8:26am
kwatch – Yep, it is sad. I remember my first, and last experience as a young man trying to help someone out that ‘just needed gas to get home’. I felt like something wasn’t quite right so I said ok, just pull your car up to the pump and fill it up. I’ll take care of it.
I finish up with my car, look over, and they are in a nice little S-10 pickup. They have filled it up and suddenly they have 3 – 5 gallon tanks on the ground and have the first one half full.
I told them to stop, they babbled about having to make it back to town. I just said fine, then I’m not paying for your fuel at all and you can deal with the police for driving off from the pump.
Walked in to the station, explained the situation, and they cancelled my transaction on that pump and called the cops.
They flipped their gords. Got all upset, and of course it turned out that the police showed up and found a bunch of meth and other crap in the truck.
Dumb kid that learned a lesson that day. If people ask and you feel compelled to help – which I still do to this day – then make darn sure you do so in a way that you can’t be messed with.
 July 29, 2016 at 12:59am
Although a titch of hypocrisy here and there, a lot of truth lies in those statements.
Careful… No one likes hypocrisy pointed out. Have you ever seen a pack of dogs?
They kill in most unique way, if trained to attack humans, even as a pack/scavenger…Or wild ones…in packs they eat you alive.
Your organs are ripped out first, and then the flesh, still beating. Watched a young pack of Lions take on two brother lions, broke one’s back, and his brother ran 300 yards away, and listened for hours till they got him.
Even ate his paws and head…and they don’t eat lion…they did it because they could.
Point is, even with a broken back, and a sissy brother, you can give 3 younger lions a beastly fight for hours.
 July 28, 2016 at 11:39pm
@Mind – Yeah, things are great in New Zealand – sell it somewhere else. A buddy of mine lives not far from the Al-Hudan(sp?) Mosque in Dunedin. It is not what you would call a ‘low-stress’ environment to live in anymore. Why? … well let’s see. Straight from their own website, they teach ‘The Sealed Nectar’ on Mondays. Want to read just one portion of it? Ok:
“Before long, Allâh again sent the Muslims a different sort of verses whereby teaching them ways of
fighting, urging them to go to war and demonstrating relevant rules:
· “So, when you meet (in fight – Jihâd in Allâh’s cause), those who disbelieve smite at their
necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on
them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free
them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays
down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allâh to continue in carrying out Jihâd against
the disbelievers till they embrace Islam (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire)
or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allâh’s Will, He Himself could
certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you,
some with others. But those who are killed in the way of Allâh, He will never let their deeds
be lost. He will guide them and set right their state. And admit them to Paradise which He
has made known to them…” etc. etc. Nice eh?
July 28, 2016 at 5:19pm
Doesn’t matter Rightawrong… that is my point. He never said in what situation she would give her life, neither did I.
You didn’t even worry about checking to see what he might be referring to first. There was no blaming her, there was no accusation of whether or not she would giver her own life for anything in particular… you just made some sort of quantum leap to some strange place for no reason.
Once again – you do this a *lot*. You make accusations that don’t even apply to what people say, and do so in a manner as if your accusations were fact. It is just so weird that I thought maybe you had some reason for doing it or something.
 July 28, 2016 at 1:49pm
Like my wife says: ‘Chicks are crazy man. Women are hot. That’s why you love me.’ lol
Not to mention she enjoys spinning, sews her own really nice (and attractive) clothes – especially when she scoffs at the $1k price tags and then makes her own for about $150 or less in materials. With her own favored customizations. Amazing cook. Just as nerdy as I am, etc. Unabashedly feminine (yet, can probably layout most ‘men’ these days) and the most intelligent person I know. Fantastic debater, and if we disagree on something – oh well. Fantastic debate and then we agree to disagree.
I can count on one hand how many people I’ve met that are capable of a heated debate and remain even remotely cordial by the time we reached an impasse.
Ok ok. I’m gushing and biased, but still… she is exceptional – even if I’m biased :)
 July 27, 2016 at 10:13pm
You have the weirdest way of interpreting people’s words.
Blame? I did not see anyone blaming Alicia for anything. Just pointing out what Bravery was. With an emphasis showing their feelings about her – ok then – moot point. Still don’t see anything blamed on anyone.
The 2nd amendment has nothing to do with murder. Where do you come up with this stuff? The right to keep and bear arms does not equate to some sort of ‘free murder day’ at the bar?! What?
Someone expressing prayers for the soldiers and their families… I guess you can call it ‘injecting religion’ if you want to, but if you aren’t religious, then you can just as easily call it ‘injecting atheism’ by stating the counter. Nobody is ‘injecting’ anything. Just expressing their good wishes.
Basically – nothing you said makes any sense at all regarding the actual post. Even if I think it was a little over the top myself, I see nothing relative in your ‘laughable’ commentary.
You do this a lot. What gives?
 July 27, 2016 at 10:00pm
@travis – I disagree with you entirely. I think that training – lots and lots of training, being raised around it, common sense, etc. would all but eliminate a situation like this. However, pain tolerance is a huge variable for some people.
I find it annoying working with other contractors that ‘yelp’ over what seems to me to be every little thing, rather than just getting the job done, and taking care of it later.
I can logically force myself to move beyond the pain of being severely burned, cut, minor breaks and bruises, what have you – and complete the task at hand so that myself and/or others are not harmed because I let go of something at a critical time or what have you.
I will certainly curse the universe by the atom, and make all sorts of nasty faces once I’m free to do so – don’t get me wrong.
To simply say that everyone should be able to have the same abilities as the next, just is not real life. Perhaps some people should not do certain things? Debatable I suppose, but life happens. It is horrible. And, I feel for this man.
Would I ever think in a million years I would use my hand that held a weapon to reach for something in my shirt? No. Do I discount the possibility exists for me to do something absolutely insane on an off day? No.
It just sucks, and ther eis no reason to point out the obvious to this man who clearly understands his error and has stated as much. Leave the man be.
 July 27, 2016 at 9:06am
Actually, let’s not forget the very important fact that the human race are not only the species Home Sapiens, but also we are all the sub-species Home Sapiens sapiens. We are *all* the human race.
 July 27, 2016 at 8:42am
Indeed. It really sucks. I hate Obama for this if for no other reason. We were just about done with all of this crap. As a field technician, I travel all the time. All over this country, all the time. Especially 15, 20 years ago – I was in my prime and on the road 70% to 80% of the year.
You know how much racism I experienced? Nearly *zero*. There was a time in the deep south I vividly remember, that was a little tense where I walked in to a restaurant to repair something with their network and it got all quiet. Because I was suddenly the ‘only grain of rice’ in the place as I was told later lol. By the end of 30 minutes while I was still in the diagnostics stage, we were all relaxed and trading stories. By the time I left, I was being ‘forcibly sworn’ to come back if I was in the area and not just for repairs. Plus got some fantastic food for the road.
I did make it a point to swing by when I was in the area doing repairs for others. Looked forward to it.
Guess what happened when I stopped by for the first time in 6 years a few weeks ago?
The owner rushed through to the front all smiles and loudly received me as it got uncomfortable fast out there. Put his arm around me, and walked me to the back. Sat me down, smile went away, and just told me like it was. It was sad man. I was permanently uninvited to do work for him anymore. For my own good. Divided again by others. How do you like that? Scru you Obama. Scru you.
 July 26, 2016 at 11:05am
So far, no arrests have been made. When and if they occur, Mr. Markiewicz can rest assured that his $300 in damages will never be repaid since the criminals have nothing of worth from which to assess value. Either self, or material.
Their mommas will be speaking at the dem convention tonight along with thug mothers of trayvon martin and gentle giant.
 July 26, 2016 at 9:32am
Hey, who would know better than Michelle? He’s one eloquent dude.
July 24, 2016 at 11:47am
Tek has a good possibility going, and even if it weren’t necessary to perform this maneuver – this is a new rocket they are testing for an eventual Mars mission. They are wanting to test the limits of its range anyway.
 July 24, 2016 at 11:44am
No way Sarge, haven’t you checked out the link yet? Oh man it is so legit! I made almost $500,000 just by reading the first page! Somehow it was all used up in fees for some dude offshore that is going to make it into even more money for me, but I mean come on… this stuff is for realz dood! All they need is my credit card number and they’ll make me even more money I bet! Yeah!
 July 24, 2016 at 11:36am
Oh this drives me NUTS! -> “Treaty members have claimed some success – including a healing of an ozone hole over Antarctica”
That was ‘healed’ back in the late friggin’ 90′s, and then more bologna about a growing ‘hole’ and it moved and shrunk again in the early 00′s. As a HAM radio operator, most of us are into the whole ‘atmosphere thing’. Without going into boring details of layers, boundaries, magnetosphere, and propagation, the basics of it are: There is ALWAYS a hole in to ozone of some kind or other. It grows, shrinks, moves around a bit, but there will always be a ‘hole’ in the ozone over Antartica.
Why? Because it is the *South friggin pole!* That’s right kids, one of the two major magnetic flux points of our planet. Oh that’s right, they forget to tell you about the one over the North pole as well. It just has never gotten big enough to blame for all that ‘ice melting’ up North. Especially since it all keeps re-freezing just when they need it to be tropics. Meh. Idiots one and all.
 July 23, 2016 at 10:49am
Munich-Iranian. Munich Born. Obsessed with mass killings. *Definitely* no ties to IS.
I guess it just depends on what your definition of IS, is.
Hap: The Munich officials won't release the shooter's name or photo. That's a typical cover-up but they gave up the ghost anyway. His father is a cab driver. Ever see a Muslim cabbie? lol
July 21, 2016 at 10:52am
Just FYI – link is borked
July 21, 2016 at 10:51am
True, however in the wake of all the finger wagging, a little wake up material isn’t entirely unfounded either. I agree I let the repetitiveness of this subject going too far get the better of me here. So noted.
 July 20, 2016 at 11:58pm
Wow. Yet another band I take off my station. Good grief. The good part is, there are far more supportive bands than hater bands out there trying to ride the ‘intellectual idiocy’ train.
Fine, speak out and rage all you want… don’t take a charity event’s time to task with you. That’s low brow man. That is what I have a major issue with more than anything. It speaks to the character of the one spouting their ideas as to what platform they have to get to spread their ideas. Not going to chance it at one of the paying customer concerts eh? Go sell it somewhere else then. Boooo is right.
 July 20, 2016 at 4:55pm
Bullcrap – in this instance, there is nothing wrong with this. They are not flying it above the American flag, they are not abusing the flag by putting a blue stripe down the middle of an actual flag, they have created a specific flag for the purpose of showing support and chose to fly it for a time for that purpose.
There are good reasons to get bent out of shape for real, actual disrespect for our flag, and then there is just nitpicking because you are being ridiculous – and this is one of those times.
Relax just a little bit. Your ‘roids are acting up.
All that wasn't necessary, but you make a valid point.
True, however in the wake of all the finger wagging, a little wake up material isn't entirely unfounded either. I agree I let the repetitiveness of this subject going too far get the better of me here. So noted.