User Profile: JediKnight

JediKnight

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • July 24, 2014 at 9:04pm

    Refrigeration also didn’t exist prior to about that time, so “grocery stores” as they are now couldn’t exist. There was no way to keep the food refrigerated.

    People use to buy from a local farmer. Anything that needed to be stored was stored in a containers with big blocks of ice. Meat was always salted to help with preservation.

    The point is that refrigeration changed a lot of things and enabled people to keep more food on hand for longer periods of time and enabled the creation of grocery stores.

    The conversion from using cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup happened much later, during the late 80s and early 90s if I’m not mistaken. That was due to govt subsidizing corn, which drove the price of corn down. Sugar is now far more expensive to use than corn (high fructose corn syrup). HFCS isn’t inherently bad though. The other fake sugars aren’t necessarily bad either. Everything in moderation :-)

  • July 24, 2014 at 8:44pm

    Drunk in public outside of a stadium and I’d agree with you only because in some states it’s illegal to be drunk in public. Inside that stadium? Then I say **** that because it’s like being drunk in a bar. The officer has no legal authority to charge me or anyone else with “drunk in public” inside a stadium.

    By the way, if you’re approached by an officer and you are “drunk in public” it’s even better to simply exercise your 5th amendment rights, shut up, and walk away. Make the officer charge you with “drunk in public” and then give you a breathalyzer. Otherwise, no answer is the best answer.

  • [4] July 24, 2014 at 8:40pm

    @brigott: Maybe you should watch the video. The officer even agrees to hear what he has to say (though I suspect he didn’t really want to hear it). Then, after telling him to sit down twice (he’s under no obligation to obey that order) he pushes him hard. Then he does it again.

    The “captain” isn’t the only one at fault here. The other officer didn’t stand up and say “Hey, what the hell are you doing?!” When one cop doesn’t something wrong, you have a bad cop. When the others that are around watch it happen, you have a lot of bad cops. That’s the problem we’re facing in society. We don’t have a few bad cops here and there. We have bad cops.

    Everyone says “He should’ve just sat down like the cop said”. My question is “Why?” This cop proved when he hit this guy that he’s a bad cop and should not be wearing a badge. The other cop proved that he’s willing to follow along with the bad cop and do nothing to stop it and therefore he should also not be wearing a badge.

    I don’t care if this guy was intoxicated (I’m sure he was). He wasn’t breaking any laws!!! He should sue the stadium, the city, and the police department.

  • July 23, 2014 at 7:32pm

    And here’s the GIS search:

    https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1344&bih=614&q=debbie+wasserman+schultz+vogue&oq=debbie+wass&gs_l=img.3.2.0l10.866.2817.0.4418.11.10.0.1.1.0.255.1366.0j5j2.7.0….0…1ac.1.49.img..3.8.1362.fj8JXvlidmQ&gws_rd=ssl#imgdii=_

  • [1] July 23, 2014 at 7:31pm

    That was an article at TheBlaze, but here’s a link to one of the photos:

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Screen-Shot-2012-10-08-at-10.10.11-AM-620×458.png

  • July 18, 2014 at 6:39pm

    @sapper: What more do you need though? If he’s in favor of limited government, that’s about 90% of the way. Government wants to pass a law saying you must take wedding photos at a gay wedding, even if you disagree with the gay lifestyle. He’ll stand right there with you saying “No way!”. You might be against it because you’re a Christian. He’s against it because the govt has no business telling you who you must serve.

    I don’t care what anyone else thinks about anything. It’s when they get into a position to affect policy that I start to care. Penn Jillette isn’t going to be in favor of any policies that limit individual liberty.

    “All of our problems should be answered with more liberty, not less”. That’s almost an exact quote from him while on TheBlaze TV. He nails it perfectly. Whatever it is, the government should be less involved, not more.

  • [4] July 18, 2014 at 2:52pm

    Since even infants have to learn how to walk upright and how to balance themselves, has anyone bothered to try to get these people to stand and learn how to balance? Maybe they kept falling and getting hurt on the dirt and bricks and decided it was easier to just walk on all fours.

    Either way, this isn’t “fascinating” or anything else. It’s a bunch of people that don’t walk on their legs and feet. Plus, I skipped the beginning of the video because they were clearly trying to present this as a battle between evolution and creation when, in my opinion, it’s neither.

  • [10] July 18, 2014 at 12:24pm

    “According to the report, Alyssa, the third child to marry among the 19, was subject to the family’s strict rules while dating Webster. During their year-long engagement the two were never alone together and they had barely any physical contact before their union.”

    Billy makes it sound like she was in prison. I watched the GMA special. The reality is that they follow certain rules and the boy she was dating had no problem with those rules because he follows the same rules as well.

  • [3] July 18, 2014 at 12:16pm

    @HabanaJoe: What you’re not understanding is that that’s how police are trained. If the suspect can speak, the suspect can breathe, so ignore them if they’re saying “I can’t breathe!”.

    THAT IS THEIR TRAINING! They will tell you all day long that they do that move all the time to subdue suspects and each and every one of the suspects says the same thing “I can’t breathe!”. They are trained to ignore that statement until the suspect is subdued because “If they can speak, they can breathe”. Most sane people try to yell out “I can’t breathe!” when they can’t breathe so people will get off of them.

    A choke hold, when done correctly, will only make you pass out. The problem is, a choke hold is very hard to do correctly. They’re easy to do wrong though.

    And let’s not forget, this was for SELLING TAX FREE CIGARETTES! It wasn’t attempted murder or anything else. He was selling CIGARETTES!

  • [1] July 14, 2014 at 1:24pm

    So not only did he got to crazy land (mentally and literally) to “claim” an uninhabited area, but he’s going even further by suggesting that they’ll make sure the kids in the surrounding areas are fed? These people are just totally mental.

    But tell you what, if I’m ever in that 800 sq ft area of sand and rocks and you’re there, I’ll refer to your daughter as princess. But if I’m not there, I’ll just be using her name.

    IMO, this guy is really setting himself and those around him up for disaster. But hey, as long as they leave me alone, I don’t give a rip what they do.

  • [2] July 14, 2014 at 12:53pm

    The flaw exists in people that always want more power and control, not in the Constitution.

    “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

  • July 13, 2014 at 1:23pm

    @Trigus: No idiot. A married man can become a Priest. A Priest cannot later become married. If you can’t understand the difference and see that it has nothing to do with denominations, then you need to keep reading it until you do.

    Protestants separated from the Catholic Church because of Martin Luther’s objection to paying for indulgences (you have read his 52 point protest that essentially covered indulgences, right?). Before that point, you essentially had one universal church. All other branches can be traced back to that one single point. That’s also why the Catholic Church will accept Lutheran priests without much hassle.

  • [14] July 10, 2014 at 7:57pm

    Holder has no say if the sgt at arms of the house is issued an order to arrest Lois Lerner. Unfortunately, the order will likely never take place.

  • [3] July 9, 2014 at 12:33am

    No, question 3 is clearly choice 4. If you think it’s 3, then I invite you to study up on pattern matching. Why oh why would you rotate the split circle for the pattern?

    As far as the kids being able to read, that’s what mom and dad are there for. I’m sure there’s no problem with someone reading the question to them and then the children figuring it out. Again, this is basic pattern matching.

  • [15] July 9, 2014 at 12:25am

    Um, no it’s not. The first set of flags sets up the pattern. The second set of flags are your choices for what will go into the empty spot. It’s pretty logical given the flags that are shown.

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  • [1] July 9, 2014 at 12:22am

    I missed #2. I couldn’t see the pattern. That’s all this really is though is pattern matching. I don’t see a big problem with these. If someone couldn’t figure out #1, then they have a serious problem with pattern matching.

  • [12] July 8, 2014 at 9:09pm

    Yes, that’s a valid comparison. Citizens being denied their rights vs immigrants breaking the law. And please stop saying it’s through no fault of their own. They didn’t have to come. Their parents didn’t have to send them. This administration didn’t have to practically open the door and cause this.

    Your comparison is ludicrous on its face. Again, citizens were being denied their rights in the 50s and 60s. These people are breaking the law once they cross the border.

  • [1] July 8, 2014 at 9:04pm

    I sure hope he’s getting his employees immunized before taking them down there. Of course, I completely disagree with him on this, but if he wants to do it, they should at least take some precautions.

    I certainly hope he doesn’t end up in the middle of a very bad situation.

  • [3] July 5, 2014 at 4:06pm

    So, basically, you’re not a saver and get mad when the bank processes checks you’ve written or bills you’ve paid in a certain way and you end up with insufficient funds. Save a little more money so you have a cushion and that won’t be a problem.

  • [-1] July 5, 2014 at 3:19pm

    US Bancorp is based in Minnesota. Here’s their anti-discrimination laws:

    http://mn.gov/mdhr/yourrights/index.html

    Looks like this is an open and shut case in her favor due to anti-discrimination laws.

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