User Profile: HonorTheOath


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  • [6] November 29, 2015 at 1:34pm

    Whether or not the shooter is a nutcase, many abortins performed legally today are quite simply murder. While the exact moment a proto-human becomes human is subject to debate; the fact that it happens well before normal full gestation is an accepted medical fact.
    So, at some point during the pregnancy (generally accepted to be sometime between 18 and 26 weeks) the woman is carrying a separate human beng inside her. This truth, however inconvenient, is still true.
    So . . . . . . . . ?

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  • [11] November 16, 2015 at 10:36am

    What’s high-larious is that they think hitting Washington DC will hurt America . . . sad, delusional cretins.

  • [3] November 16, 2015 at 10:34am

    Yes, but the as-of-yet-unchallenged presumption is that travel on publicly owned infrastructure (the national airspace system is considered “public infrastructure” just like interstates and navigable waterways) is a PRIVILEGE not a RIGHT. So the Bill of Rights does not apply when you make the choice to use “public transportation.” “Public Transportation” of course defined so broadly that it could even include driving a tractor on private land.

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  • [5] November 16, 2015 at 10:31am

    Yes, failing to detect more than half of average “test objects” run through the system is an unacceptable level. This implies EITHER we experienced too many “false positives” (so the inspectors just let everything through) OR the screening tech & procedures are inadequate.

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  • [2] November 16, 2015 at 10:28am

    Without getting into a whole lot of statistical mumbo jumbo about Type I vs. Type II error, please just accept that NO inspection regimen is EVER going to be 100% foolproof (catching every real object while ignoring every false object).

    On “the sweet spot” you have to balance the probability of letting a real object through against the probability of alerting over a false alarm. Too many false alarms and the inspectors let too many real objects through. Too few false alarms and you are letting too many real objects through.

    Reality sucks sometimes. There is an acceptable (desirable actually) number of weapons we expect and want to get through the system. It means the system is working.

    Now consider we inspect less than 5% of the freight containers coming into the US . . .

  • [1] November 16, 2015 at 10:20am

    Whatever your personal opinion the law (up to and including the SCOTUS) is a bit different. The law holds that the popo universally have a duty to “shoot to stop” and that any attempt to “shoot to kill” is i instead “abuse under color of authority” (minimum) up to and including murder.

    Non popo state and local laws vary; but the illegality of “shoot to kill” is pretty universal there as well.

    Anytime you unholster your weapon make sure to keep two things in mind:
    1. I feared for my life (or the life of an innocent); and
    2. I just wanted the bad man to stop

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  • November 14, 2015 at 8:30am

    Totally WRONG. The “Peace Sign” from the 1960s using the top view of a B-52 bomber; YES.

  • [17] November 13, 2015 at 10:05am

    GOP Establishment: “But No, Seriously, THIS TIME it’s going to work!”

    Let’s run another “GW Dole McRomney” . . . yeah, that’s the ticket . . .

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  • [1] November 13, 2015 at 9:57am

    From a transportation safety standpoint, autonomous vehicles will be a complete disaster. This is just one example of why. Think about it: who will be responsible for programming the software with the appropriate “rules of the road” to follow? Are we really ready for every car on the road to drive like a 20 year old asian doctoral student?

    Kidding aside, we have nowhere close to the infrastructure required to handle the extra load imposed by the inherent inefficiencies of any more “ignobots” mindlessly following old wives tales from DMV pamphlets and Drivers Ed materials. Imagine if you will what it would look like if everyone followed all the traffic rules mindlessly without exception . . . and that’s how the robots will NEED to be programmed or the lawyers will have a field day.

    Consider two very simple situations: first, coming up the on ramp. At what speed do want the merging vehicle to be moving prior to the merge? 35? 45? Highway speed? Second situation: turning left on a two-lane. Do you hug the centerline so other traffic can pass you on the right? Or do you follow the “southern practice” of swinging wide right so as to block your lane of traffic from passing you?

    Good luck coming up with “robots rules of order” flexible enough so that we can enjoy BOTH safety and efficiency. Ain’t never going to happen.

    Just think about the problem of identifying WHO to sue after every accident. The auto maker? The software company? The owner of the vehicle?

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  • November 11, 2015 at 12:17pm

    The toolmark side of case analysis is less reliable than the analysis of rifling. Case markings can narrow it down (usually) to make and model but not even close for serial number. As to recovered human fingerprints, this tech has been around for a while and has its own problems; mainly due to only partial prints being recovered (from part of thumb and part of forefinger). Also if the perp didn’t handle the case after ejection then the temps involved burn off some of the print, reducing effective capture even more. Partial print pattern matching (using statistical modeling) will then be applied . . . not very reliable either. To make this work we would have to implement tagging of all cartridges and reloading components to be maintained in a federal database. Not firearm registration, but cartridge/bullet/case registration and tracking. Might even be legal. Not really feasible though- talk about “Big Data!”

  • [8] November 11, 2015 at 11:02am

    Okay, FIRST OF ALL the so-called “science” of toolmark identification (“ballistic matching”) is borderline fraudulent. Cases relying on this evidence are getting tossed out in the last decade or so because it just flat out isn’t reliable. “False Positives” (claiming a match where none exists) is rampant; well beyond the rate of “False Negatives” (missing a match that should have been made).

    Both types of error around the 50% level. Worse than “lie detector” evidence (which is not allowed in many cases anymore either).

    “An alarming number of bogus matches” well yeah- as expected by ANYBODY who understands the reliability issues with toolmark identification. “Barrel rifling on the bullet” YGBSM!?!?!?!

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  • [3] October 25, 2015 at 2:12pm

    Goodness gracious Blaze fix the headline! What, you hire the people who write Palestinian press releases?

    The US GI was killed IN the attack. He was killed DURING the attack.

    On what planet was he killed BY the attack?


  • [-1] September 22, 2015 at 7:03am

    Okay, so who used the word “tenants” instead of “tenets?”

    Was it Dr. Carson, a man smart enough to operate on the brains of children?

    Or was it the journalism major, expert in english and grammar who HAS ONE JOB TO DO, THE ACCURATE TRANSMISSION OF FACTUAL INFORMATION?

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  • [40] September 20, 2015 at 7:42am

    Such an obvious trial run. He didn’t build the clock- he bought a radio shack clock (Micronta motherboard) and just took the guts out and re-installed them in a sketchy case. He insisted on plugging it in in a class lab where it “blinked and beeped” with a countdown timer display. He REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS when asked by school authorities to explain . . . and precipitated the LEOs being called. And then refused to cooperate with the LEOs until he got all the cell camera footage he needed.

    The word “obliviot” is an apt one here. “Brainz” indeed.

  • [4] September 20, 2015 at 7:25am

    Toolmark identificatin is notoriously unreliable. Hope they have a lot more than just a “match” to the gun.

    In double blind studies with sequentially numbered barrels, “experts” mis-identify more times than they correctly identify.

    Junk science people. Any good defense attorney with access to peer-reviewed scientific studies on so-called “ballistic matching” will tear that crap apart. And DNA? Of course his DNA is on the weapon OJ. HE USED TO OWN IT! What about all the other DNA found on the gun? Have they identified EVERYBODY who EVER handled the gun? Nope.

  • [6] August 27, 2015 at 6:45am

    Actually, you are confusing Trump with our current socialist meme about the evil “man keeping you down.”

    Trump is actually pretty much universally loved and respected by his employees. His generosity to those harmed by cold business decisions is PERSONAL (like writing big checks from his personal bank account to those laid off to save the company) and not ******** like the typical progressive redistributive “chairty through taxation” and “crony socialism” nonsense.

    So did your shop steward tell you to post this Komrade?

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  • [2] August 27, 2015 at 6:35am

    Aside from the fact that their backgrounds, world views, values, and capabilities are totaly different- 180 degrees apart from each other actually (hmmm “wealth creator” and “wealth redistributor” are pretty much the same thing? “Builder” and “Destroyer” are the same, right?).

    Yeah, other than being completely WRONG I guess you have a point . . .

  • [5] August 27, 2015 at 6:19am

    Hmmm. Need to add “don’t know squad about CQB” to your resume.

  • [13] August 27, 2015 at 6:10am

    I feel for this mans loss. To lose a child is the most unimaginable horror. In his grief, however, he is misunderstanding WHY his daughters life was taken.
    Louis Farrakhan. Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton. Cornell West. The leadership of the “racial grievance industry” put the evil in that murderers heart. For generations, people of color have been told that every misfortune of a normal life (and, not for nothing, bad personal choices and a dysfunctional culture) is the result of “Racism.” Hit a redlight? Racism. Bad SAT scores? Racism. Arrested for shoplifting? Racism. Low FICO score? Racism. Bad GPA? Racism. Burned your toast? Racism. People of color- especially urban youth- are Americas Palestinians.
    Next up- suicide vests, mortar attacks on schools and churches, and roadside IEDs. No amount of forgiveness and preferential treatment will ever be enough to compensate for constant, daily, drip drip drip of hate.

  • [2] August 25, 2015 at 6:44am

    The next president is going to be Jim Webb. All else is a side show. Webb is the perfect Manchurian Candidate; Soros and the CPUSA/DNC leadership know they turned up the frog water just a mite too fast. Webb is the “operational pause” needed to consolidate their gains.

    The communist leadership might be delusional when it comes to their platform, but they play to win.

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