User Profile: HonorTheOath


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  • [1] January 30, 2015 at 2:27pm

    Hey just out of curiosity are you an OFA drive by troll or one of the senior team members allowed to actually engage? Just curious as to how much time I should waste refuting der agitprop.

  • [1] January 30, 2015 at 2:25pm

    Spoken like a true conservative! Bet your social circle doesn’t really appreciate all that “respect the constitution” nonsense you just claimed to believe.

    Progressives and modern “liberals” of course do so much to respect the constitution and the revolutionary concepts about individual rights and restrictions on collective action by force after all.

    Must be “opposite day” but I didn’t get the memo.

  • January 30, 2015 at 7:39am

    Aaaaaaaaand you do undestand why this is not only not a surprise but totally expected?

    Chances of being killed by a terrorist: uniformly small

    Chances of being shot by a cop if you are an average citizen: even smaller

    Chances of being shot by a cop if you are a violent thug: pretty damn high

    I know, I know . . . Math Is Hard.

  • [2] January 30, 2015 at 7:23am

    Jeezum Pete i hope they took it out of the cloud and saved it to a wav file or some such.
    People (not just old guys) don’t understand the two-sided vulnerabilities of cloud storage: you can’t get it when you need it; and anybody else can access it without your permission.

    Tradeoffs . . .

  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 1:55pm

    Ever notice how the trolls never seem to have read the article? Or maybe they have low reading comprehension skills?

    J-Mo, the examples given were just examples from a DIFFERENT study that stimulated/led to the study on Christianophobia:
    ” . . . a sampling of some of the “unreasonable hatred” he said he encountered through interviews with cultural progressive activists for the purpose of his study. Here are just three of the comments . . . ”


    “ These statements caused Yancey to look deeper at the pool of respondents . . . That motivated us to take a more systematic look at Christianophobia and speculate on how this phenomenon influences certain social aspects in the United States.”

    I know, the Blaze reporting is often horrible but in this case I think it was pretty clear.

    You’re welcome.

  • [2] January 29, 2015 at 11:45am

    No, but MacArthur was for killing so many Japanese . . . it’s all about skin color!

  • [17] January 29, 2015 at 11:39am

    In rural Texas we would have just pulled over and let the person behind us pass. Especially if we are driving below the posted speed limit. Someone comes up behind you (by definition, they are driving faster than you) you just let them on by.

    Nowadays . . . and outside of rural Texas . . . apparently the slow drivers do in fact own the whole damn road.

    They were both acting selfishly.

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  • January 29, 2015 at 7:32am

    He needs to act fast if he wants to capture a bunch of venture capital. He needs to grab themoney and run before people start asking questions . . .

  • [-2] January 29, 2015 at 7:31am

    1. Was his goal mfg cost less tha $1,000 or $3,000?
    2. Mfg cost is only a SMALL part of the total cost of providing medical equipment in general and implantable/extensible devices. The poor kid doesn’t realize that prosthetics are ALREADY being manufactured for under $5,000. He doesn’t understand that the bulk of hteexpense is to cover LIABILITY insurance costs AND the labor cost of the diagnosis, fitting, adjustment, etc.

    Yes, it’s a great “feel good” story but do a 30 minute google search and this kid basically wasted his time.

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  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 7:24am

    “Little 17 year old girl.” Propagandize much?

    The police have had ALL non-lethal options (batons, tasers, pepper spray) taken away from them by the proglodytes in many jurisdictions.

    Per Rules for Radicals you must tie the popo’s hands in order to create situations just like this. The purpose is to degrade trust in the institutions that keep libertarian society afloat. You must topple democracy and liberty in order to take over.

    If you don’t like how the popo reacted, thank a liberal friend.

  • [24] January 29, 2015 at 6:24am

    And remember “Net Neutrality?” Web streaming video is thebiggest threat to the cable monopolies. And guess what the government wants to begin controlling? You got it . . . the only threat to the cable monopolies is about to be brought to heel . . .

  • [18] January 29, 2015 at 6:22am

    However, they are no worse than the rest of them; satellite or cable based. Government created monopolies (frankly, there are no other kind . . . Try to come up with an example of a monopoly that was not created and maintained by government? From the railroads to broadcasting, government intervention is ALWAYS required to establish and maintain monopolies) NEVER serve the public better than free markets. Ever.

  • January 27, 2015 at 4:59pm

    The TSA is not responsible for AA’s policies. The article clearly stated (and showed a picture of) AA policies.

    Of course, as other posters have pointed out, the individual TSA worker may and will make a variety of creative interpretations of all kinds of things. Asking random TSA employee to interpret the allowability of a specific item for a specific airline is problematic. The TSA only speaks for the TSA.

    Dana checking with the TSA was irrelevant. Bullets were irrelevant.

    The issue was AAs policy on not allowing loose “shells” (which, by TSA, AA, FAA, etc. etc. etc. definition includes empty shell casings) which she violated.

    Okay, we can stop now . . . or not. I figure three strikes and you’re out.

    Look- I hate the policy, I hate the TSA, I hate Amercican Airlines, I hate the terrorists. But in this case AA had the right to ban what they banned. Dana tried to slip something by- anyone who has flown in and around firearms pre and post 911 has already been told that bullet key chains, pens, etc. are not allowed (stupid or not). At some future point this stuff will become rational- but for now, it is irrational. But you have a choice. You can just not fly with commercial air carriers and avoid the insanity. Or, you can jump in with the rest of us- but if you do, please follow the (irrational, stupid, etc.) rules.

    Try clearing security in the developing world. If you think the TSA is bad in the USA, try travelling internationally. National Soveriegnty is a

  • [-2] January 27, 2015 at 2:37pm

    The NRA does not make the definitions for the airlines, the TSA, or the FAA. Your definitions might be great around the old campfire but according to the Feds a “shell” includes “unprimed cartridge cases.” Along with some other arcana.

    And bullets had nothing to do with it. Not sure why you felt the urge to add that little bit of nonsense. She had loose cases.

  • [3] January 27, 2015 at 2:34pm

    Yes Curby- barracks lawyers notwithstanding, the airlines (including the TSA and FAA) DO define “shells” as “empty cartridge cases.”

    This is not a new interpretation. This is also not an NRA interpretation, but the NRA does not make the rules for the airlines.

    So yeah- primerless & powderless “rounds” are made up of cases and bullets- keychain bits optional- and have been covered under AA’s prohibitions for a while.

    Not fer nuthin- it isn’t just American Airlines with silly prohibitions against “ammunition components” inert or otherwise.

  • [1] January 27, 2015 at 2:26pm

    14.7 psi ambient + 11.5 nominal pressure (10.5-12.5 NFL reqt) = 26.2 psia. So out of 24 balls at 26.2 psia, the claim is that all 12 with the Colts were at 26.2 psia and 11/12 of the Pats balls were at 25.2. This is about a 4% difference. Okay.

    The refs handle the ball every single time it is put into play. None of them noticed any difference.

    The only person who noticed was a Colts player who, after intercepting a pass, turned it over to a ref and said it “felt soft.”

    Nahh, we are nowhere even close to knowing what *really* happened (if anything, frankly).

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  • [-5] January 27, 2015 at 2:07pm

    American Airlines is right. They make a distinction between ammunition, cases, and bullets. A cartridge is ammunition; cases are just the empty brass, and bullets are just the inert heads. Ammunition must be packed properly (manufacturers packaging) and checked/declared. For whatever reason- silly or not- they clearly ban loose cases and bullets. This is stupid, but they do have the right to ban these items. It’s not the law or a safety issue; it’s just the preference of the management of American Airlines.

    Now I’m not saying their policy is right, wrong, inaccurate or whatever- I’m just saying their policy clearly differentiates between ammunition and components, and they ban the components.

    Dana was in violation of American Airlines policy.

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  • [1] January 27, 2015 at 2:01pm

    This is the third investigation. The first two, conducted contemporaneously then looked into again a couple years later, found compelling evidence that Bergdahl 1. Left his post to join the enemy; and 2. Provided operational intel to the enemy, and 3. Did this with premeditation and the intent to harm the USA.

    Traitor Bergdahl is very, very late for his appointment with 13 coils of hemp. Probably a firing squad. Either way, sell the event on PPV and send the proceeds to the Free Kurdistan movement.

  • [2] January 27, 2015 at 1:56pm

    Umm Dude two quick things:
    1. General officers have ALWAYS been lackeys since George Washington resigned his commission; and

    2. Even if there were the occasional honorable flag officer, they didn’t last long. Obama purged any “non lackey” within hours of taking office. You are not aware of the purges? The emasculation of the military IGs? Most people don’t have a clue.

    So yeah. Expect more of the same from the Army Generals. More cowardice and degradation of military discipline. SS, DD.

  • [1] January 27, 2015 at 1:45pm

    He chose to ditch it where/when he did due to the proximity of a cruise ship. Agreed that the risks involved are higher than the risks for aviation in general (and general aviation in articular). However, these ferry flights are managed successfully all the time. Along with the 16-year old “youngest pilot to fly around the world” stunts.

    He would have made it safely (like everyone else) had all the extra fuel tanks (they temporarily install a couple of waterbed bladders in the back seat and fill them with gas) been available. Apparently one of them had a stuck valve . . . of course, we are just going to have to take the pilots word for it. And he will be able to claim nothing else, if he wants to keep his license.

    My first reaction to the story was ” . . . poor planning; took off in the teeth of too much headwind and ran out of gas . . . “and nothing other than the pilots claim would contradict that initial impression.

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