User Profile: Herc-59

Herc-59

Member Since: April 26, 2013

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  • [19] July 22, 2014 at 11:25am

    I lost my parents at a young age. That made me cry. Beautiful story!

  • July 22, 2014 at 11:13am

    And suddenly the original appears. Thanks Glen for restoring my faith.

  • July 22, 2014 at 11:12am

    That’s not what they call them in Iowa, but the moderator deleted my original post. I wasn’t making a judgement (other than to say that I was ashamed of the name), so there must be some strict religious censorship going on. If they can delete facts because they don’t match their ideology, then it makes you wonder about who exactly is censoring/pulling the strings. I’m really disappointed in the Blaze. When I listen to Glen, it sounds like he supports telling the truth.

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  • [9] July 22, 2014 at 11:03am

    I lived in Ft. Madison, Iowa where, I’m ashamed to say, they called them Mormon-flies and had an official Mormon-fly festival every year. I was in my early 20′s and worked at a small gas station. Every morning we would shovel half a dumpster when we cleared off the drive. One night at a softball game, I was on first-base and couldn’t see second because they were so thick. No one has ever believed my stories about them, so thank you for printing the pictures. It gets much worse than that. They close bridges all along the Mississippi.

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  • [3] July 21, 2014 at 11:01pm

    How else are they going to buy new rockets to replace the ones they were forced to use to fire on innocent Israeli civilians.

  • [3] July 18, 2014 at 7:17pm

    Everybody keeps saying not to send pics if you don’t want them looked at, but they’re missing the point. As someone who worked at NSA for a decade, most of the pics I saw were from movies or downloaded porn. The question people should be asking is how did they get on the system? I wasn’t just some Private moving through the system, and I didn’t have access to the internet (only intranet). Whoever imported that stuff had to be higher up the food chain to get that kind of access. Funny, NSA was also the most liberal place I ever worked. Pretty much everyone was a Democrat, and I remember getting into a discussion with a civilian woman in one of the cafeterias (there were several, and a barbershop, convenience store, bank, etc.). She screamed at me in the middle of the cafeteria because I didn’t like something President Clinton did, and called me all kinds of names. I ended up getting counselled for her outburst. One of the women on a particular mission I worked was a flaming, radical PETA supporter who gave money to some group spiking trees in Washington state to trying injure lumberjacks. The running joke there was, “How many people work at NSA? About 20%.” or “How do you tell the difference between the introverts and extroverts at NSA? The introverts stare at their feet in the elevators; the extroverts stared at your feet.” Brings back memories…all of them bad. Every office I was in had several people on Prozac. You know who you are…

  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 10:05am

    We’ve seen you and your wife naked, and your probably right.

  • July 18, 2014 at 10:04am

    All True. I spent almost a decade at NSA, and have seen plenty of photos like that. I was at a field site for awhile overseas during the Bosnian conflict, and one of the guys there was a big computer geek. He went fishing on the NSA server (because we had a direct connection back to Ft. Meade) and came up with pictures of a Muhammad Ali fight and some of the raunchiest porn pics I’d seen. They all had innocuous names like, ‘a6234194E47′. I’ve got no idea how he found them on the system, because they were buried in with a bunch of signal files. Another guy at Meade was training a bunch of newbies on a bank of computers and he thought it would be funny to rlogin and play the audio of the fake orgasm scene from that movie with Tom Hanks. Unfortunately for him, someone else was doing a VIP tour at the same time and they were standing behind the students (the instructor was in a side office out of sight). He got relieved immediately and we heard he lost his clearance. Of course no one asked how the audio file got on the system. We had a lot of fun with the rlogin command!

  • [2] July 16, 2014 at 9:48am

    That brought tears to my eyes. God bless those that responded. The young princess is in my prayers.

  • [1] July 15, 2014 at 3:53pm

    Agreed. Ask a question and expect an answer. This was a ‘created-story’.

  • [7] July 14, 2014 at 5:38pm

    Don’t moan about it; do something. Nothing changes unless you let them know. I just went to their site and wrote a complaint (though they made it nearly impossible to figure out how to do).

  • [3] July 11, 2014 at 5:55pm

    Anybody else notice the action figures in the picture. These guys are intellectuals. Next time they won’t need burglary tools; they’ll just cut the locks with their +3 vorpal swords. Wonder if their mom’s let them keep pets in the basement.

  • July 11, 2014 at 5:43pm

    Posted this earlier but it was rejected for some reason. I’ve never heard anyone talk about this idea, but if you want people out of office in one to two terms, get rid of retirement benefits for elected leaders. They aren’t in the constitution, so they can be killed by Congress at anytime. If there were no pensions, politicians would leave office after one or two terms (maybe three for the die-hards), because they’d have to provide for their own futures. All Congressmen will scream like heck, but if we can get the idea launched, we can force politicians to take a stand. See which ones are really for reform. Politics should be a service, not a career move. Imagine Harry Reid would be gone, Pelosi, Feinstein, and Cochran would never have been an issue. When they’ve been entrenched for more than three terms, they start to feel like they’re the patricians and we’re the poor plebes. Let them go back to their states and try to earn a living like the rest of us. If they want to live like royalty, let them go start businesses…or play the lottery (since they treat this like a game). End Congressional Retirement Benefits Now! Say it often and to everyone who will listen. This is a reform that costs nothing, saves billions (in salaries and corruption costs) and might be the answer that saves our country.

  • [2] July 11, 2014 at 2:13pm

    Term limits were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court more than a decade ago.

    I have a much better idea that is constitutional, and it’s so simple I don’t know why we didn’t think of it sooner. I’ve never heard anyone talk about this, but if you want people out of office in one to two terms, get rid of retirement benefits for elected leaders. They aren’t in the constitution, so they can be killed by Congress. Politics should be a service, not a career choice. If there were no pensions, most politicians would leave office after one or two terms (maybe three for the die-hards), then we could focus attention on the holdouts. All Congressmen (Reps & Dems) will scream like heck, but if we can get national attention, politicians will be forced to respond. Then we’ll see which ones are really for reform. Just imagine, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boehner, and Cochran would never have been an issue. When politicians are entrenched for more than three terms, they start to act like they’re Roman Patricians and we’re all just a bunch of poor plebeians. Let them go back to their states and try to earn a living like the rest of us. If they want to live like royalty, they can go start businesses or play the lottery. End Congressional Retirement Benefits Now! Say it often and to everyone who will listen. This is a reform that costs nothing, saves billions (in salaries and corruption costs), and might be the answer that saves our country.

  • [11] July 11, 2014 at 1:17pm

    I’ve got news for the President; most people get very small bonuses, if any at all. As the Proposal Manager and sole Writer for a large Defense Contractor (not proud of it, but that’s what I’m very good at), over the course of the last 7 years I played a primary role in my former employer winning more than $19B in contracts. During that time I received three bonuses: $2K when I won half a billion in contracts, $5K when I won a $6B dollar contract, and $1K when I won a $10B contract. Winning contracts was my job…what I was already being paid for. If I thought I deserved more, I should have fought for a pay raise not for a bigger bonus. Bonuses to Government officials should be verboten. If the argument is being made that they need more money to attract better people, then raise workers’ pay. If they’re so good, show us the metrics that prove their value, don’t ‘backdoor’ the system with bonuses. Agencies do that to hide how much they’re paying government workers because they know we’d have a conniption fit.

    Rail at me if you want because I worked for a contractor, but I paid my dues. I served 20+ years in the Army, retiring as just a Sergeant First Class; I was in two wars and on the border of Afghanistan when the towers were hit. I didn’t complain or ask for more money, because that’s the job I signed up for. If government workers want more money let them try to find a job that pays what they think they’re worth. That ought to be amusing to watch.

  • [1] July 9, 2014 at 2:09pm

    I haven’t seen anyone question why this was being filmed. Up until the punch there was nothing worth filming. Someone was obviously positioned (hiding behind another person) to catch the punch when it happened. Whoever did the filming was in on it; the attacker even ran directly toward him. Catch the poster and you’ll catch the perp. That jumps the charge up to conspiracy doesn’t it?

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  • [26] July 2, 2014 at 12:09pm

    What we need is a representative with the b@lls to force the issue, and get arrested for trying to enter. Denying access just gives the operators time to clean up any issues without getting caught. It makes oversight impossible. Who knows what will change by 21 July. I’ll bet if he tried to enter they wouldn’t physically restrain him, and the head officials would suddenly appear.

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  • June 5, 2014 at 1:56pm

    I try not to be disparaging, but the people asking why he didn’t fight back are either idiots or they’ve never been in a real fight. Sorry, slap fights don’t count.

    I’m 54 years old and only 5’11″, but if I cheap-shot you in the face you’re not going to fight back either. People watch too many movies; you don’t recover quickly from a solid punch to the head. I’m no MMA fighter, but if Mike Tyson let me post one to his head without blocking, he wouldn’t be able to kick my @ss until after he woke up. I hope the punk get’s his own beat down in prison.

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  • June 5, 2014 at 9:32am

    Take this a step further. Put the gun on a small robot like the ones they use for disarming bombs and you have a weapon that could revolutionize battle. Three man buddy teams (two soldiers and a robot) would have devastating maneuver capabilities. Of course a terrorist could use one in a shopping mall pretty effectively without having to worry about getting caught too…

  • June 3, 2014 at 10:03am

    I’m pretty sure the Whitehouse said they’d been working on this release for a couple of years. Doesn’t that men that Hillary was Sec. State when we started the negotiations (with terrorists)? This was her deal! In one of her last interviews, when asked about her accomplishments, she implied that they were still unfolding.