User Profile: HonorTheOath


Member Since: April 18, 2013


  • April 15, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Awesome stuff. If you’ve never seen the greats like Al Topperwein and Jerry Miculek you ain’t seen squat! Of course, nowadays this is watered down by the realization that he filmed 1,000 attempts to get the one where he nailed it . . .

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  • April 15, 2014 at 1:58pm

    ” . . . paying out less in subsidies . . . ”

    Given that net-net fewer people now have health insurance, and way fewer have signed up than required, why on earth do you think subsidies would go anywhere but down?


  • April 15, 2014 at 12:01pm

    Well, throttle back just a tad. First of all, we have a HUGE (built-in) currency conversion error in all these numbers. You have to reduce the US expenditures by about 20% and increase all other (foreign currency) amounts by about 20% each. Then, you need to reduce the US amount by about another 20% for all the non-defense spending items in the “defense” budget.” So yeah, we do spend more than everyone else . . . just not by the amounts claimed.

    Oh, and after making those corrections . . . consider that a non-trivial amount of US defense spending goes to secure the sovereignty of OTHER nations. So while we like to get on our high horses about our “ridiculous” amount of defense spending . . . all 20% of our federal budget of it . . . the reality is not quite so bad.

    [for those not paying close attention, since the end of WWII the US has had a policy of overvaluing the US dollar while other central banks undervalue their currencies. We [our Fed] is ok with this and we do it on purpose to increase the purchasing power of our currency. This was all done as part of the Bretton Woods agreements (that created the GATT-WTO structure) to stimulate international trade.]

  • April 15, 2014 at 11:54am

    D&J is spot on. The “$900 toilet seat” furor (“$300 wrench”) etc. stories were all debunked at the time. A SF area columnist (Diana Razor? not sure of name) actually pretty much made the whole thing up. For example, the “$900 toilet seat” was actually one piece of plastic out of ten pieces of plastic that sold for $9,000. Yes, we paid $9,000 for an airline bathroom. Pretty cheap actually. Our Leftover From MacNamara Cost Accounting System “scored” the seat at $900 ($9,000/10) but we never paid $900 for that part.

    On the other hand, around 20% of the DoD budget is totally unrelated to defense (SteamTown Museum-Bridge to Nowhere-etc.). Boondoggle “Christmas Tree Ornaments” get attached tot eh defense budget on a regular basis. We could slash “defense spending” if we just stopped putting no-defense line items in the DoD budget . . .

  • April 15, 2014 at 11:31am

    Hmm. Got my copy of the Constitution right here. Looking for wealth transfer payments . . . nope . . . don’t see them mentioned anywhere . . . Oh wait- here’s something about national defense . . . ok, looking for wealth transfer payments again . . .

    Oddly enough, we could balance the budget and give taxpayers an 80% cut overnight. All we have to do is actually follow the (so-called) “Law of the Land!”

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  • April 10, 2014 at 4:48pm

    So we trade one left-wing misogynistic hypocrite blowhard for another, younger version. Not sad to see the serial rapist and sexual harasser slink away. Perhaps the women around the show can breath a little easier now that the Lesserman is on the way out.

    Some of his past victims might even feel free to lawyer up and sue his ass . . .

  • April 8, 2014 at 4:51pm

    Obama should be arresting the leadership of the NBA and WNBA.

    *I used to do this every semester with my doctoral students. Take the BLS and Census data. Oh No! Women overall earn $0.77/$1. OK, now for the same occupation (NBA vs. WNBA athletes) . . . wait a minute; women earn $0.92/$1. Hmm, OK, now for the same occupation and the same degrees/training . . . hmmm, women now earn $0.97/$1. Using the same exact data set, now we account for occupation, education/training, and experience. Women earn $1/$1. Take into account hours worked and job performance. Women earn $1.06/$1. Lilly Ledbetter my ass. Men need to start suing their employers for VIOLATING THE EQUAL PAY LAW THAT WAS ENACTED IN 1963!

  • April 4, 2014 at 5:54pm

    Straw man argument. Argument of choice for proglodytes. Lott was baited and fell for it; Jacobs is evil and sophisticated. Watch the clip . . . Jacobs had nothing but little girl’s tears and a bogus argument.

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  • April 4, 2014 at 3:51pm

    On the average, women earn $0.75 for every dollar a man makes. For the same career category, they make $0.92 per dollar. For thee same career category and job position, they make $0.98. For the same career category, job position, and education/training, they make $1.01. Add in years of experience . . . women earn $1.09 per dollar FOR DOING THE SAME JOB as men. Lilly Ledbetter act my a$$. They should have named it the Leo Ledbetter act and required that MEN be paid as much as WOMEN. Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and do the math yourself . . .

  • March 27, 2014 at 11:01am

    If you hate being tailgated, GET OUT OF THE PASSING LANE!

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:41am

    Both drivers should be cited. Not sure what he should be cited for . . . but she was Failure to Yield and Distracted Driving. While Florida does not have a cell phone ban, here’s what their highway ptraol web site says about cell phone use while driving: “You can easily get a ticket in Florida if you become a distracted driver and break road rules, or worse, cause an accident.”

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:32am

    There is an awful lot of crap floating around in the oceans of the world. Always has been. Every ocean. Worse around shipping lanes and continents. Slightly less worse in remoter areas (given tides and currents). Have any of these news people ever been on a boat on the open seas? What I found completely amazing was the LACK of floating debris being found in initial stages of the search. Until someone pulls up a piece of THIS SPECIFIC VEHICLE or receives an ELT or OBDR ping that can be attributed to THIS SPECIFIC VEHICLE they don’t have **** . . .

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:27am

    And don[t forget the latest scam . . . relaxed SSI/disability rules and lax enforcement of the rules allows many long-term unemployed to simply move from the "unemployment insurance" [sic] teat to the “disability insurance” [sic-er] teat. The real number to look at is work force utilization- what percentage of people 18-65 (or better yet, 18-72) are employed full time? The official numbers (of course) only count the “non-disabled” adults in those age ranges so that is a bogus number as well (see above).

    The true state of employment in this country is shameful. And crashing even further.

  • March 26, 2014 at 3:58pm

    What an elitist snob. To think that any child could be given an advantage in life by learning a skilled trade is just evil. All our children must be made equally helpless and miseducated. How else can we march forward into our glorious futures komrades? All children must spend at least 16 years in our state run education camps. We must continue the struggle to make sure they get their minds right and worship the state.

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  • March 26, 2014 at 3:54pm

    Amazing. I wouldn’t trust him to walk my dog. The “people” of Nevada didn’t elect him. When was the last time they had “free and fair elections” in Nevada? Must be decades.

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  • March 26, 2014 at 3:51pm

    Crooked city top to bottom. Democrat, Mob, and union run for decades. The one city in America that got the FBI to roll over . . . successfully “turning” an FBI agent is considered the Holy Grail for organized crime . . . and they turned a WHOLE OFFICE in Boston. So while I still have family in and around the Boston area, yeah, sorry but the first thing I think about is what Bostonians consider a common victimless crime (burning down one of your own properties to conceal evidence of a crime and/or collect on insurance money). Common practice since at least the 1960s in Boston.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 1:55pm

    We are already compelled to purchase a wide variety of things we disagree with for people we don’t know. How is this any different? Oh yeah, it’ll be “found” constitutional in whole or in part. No way would the supremes walk back ANY of the underlying extra- and un-consitutional progressive shibboleths that have been destroying this country since 1913.

  • March 25, 2014 at 1:28pm

    And the way to fix this is . . . GO BACK TO 26 WEEK MAX BENEFITS AND THE WORK REQUIREMENTS! Brookings Institute . . . Ya Can’t Fix Stupid!

  • March 18, 2014 at 2:08pm

    To those who think this is meaningless (what power does the “Surgeon General” have after all?) remember this salient fact: *everything* you do or don’t do, eat or don’t eat, smoke or don’t smoke, is a HEALTH ISSUE. Every human choice has an impact on your health . . . include “mental health” and you realize how all-encompassing “health impacts” are.

    NOW add the fact that health care is now OWNED by “the government” and you see where this is going. The “Surgeon General” will (quite soon I fear) command ARMIES of IRS officials . . . to prosecute the global campaign against individual liberty.

    Look at Europe. Are they free? Outside the permanent) uber-wealthy class, the only hobbies allowed for the common man are stamp collecting and needlepoint. Nothing dangerous allowed. Nothing fattening allowed.

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  • March 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

    Charlie Rangel (and Chris Dodd) should be in jail for causing the “bad mortgage paper” situation that led to the financial system collapse in 2008. Among other high crimes and misdemeanors. This POS criminal needs to be IN JAIL. I have NO SYMPATHY for the ignotards in his district. Too bad it wasn’t worse.