User Profile: KP74

KP74

Member Since: October 03, 2012

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  • February 19, 2014 at 11:48am

    The act is called the Jones Act and has been law since 1920. Any shipper who did not know of the law should not be considered reputable and should be investigated for fraud and incompetence, as well as any foreign flag ship which willingly takes on such a charter. Cabotage is well known within the maritime industry worldwide, and is not limited to the United States (although the US is more restrictive since it requires a US built ship or barge). This is not a union thing at all, although unions may support it.

    It is also not confined to the maritime industry. When was the last time that you had the opportunity to fly on a Liberian airline when you were flying cross country, airlines must also adhere to cabotage rules. Mexican and Canadian truckers can deliver to US facilities but they can not carry cargo between two US cities, nor can you ride a Canadian bus line between two US cities.

    The difference is that you must have a US built ship, but the plane, truck, bus need not be US built.

  • February 18, 2014 at 10:46am

    I remember being stuck in the ice in June of 1979 on Lake Superior, on one of the ore boats. The USCG cutter that was breaking ice for the boats was also stuck, the ice was piled up to some nine feet (not the whole lake, but there were still floes in June).

    The picture of the row of boats above brings back memories.

  • January 17, 2014 at 11:18am

    BevMo is a private company which will be penalized (heavily) if they sell to a minor, even one with white hair. It is a crime to sell to a minor and the clerk is subject to prosecution.

    If we expand that concept, if an election judge, clerk, or whatever allows a single person to cast an illegal ballot subject that person or persons to the full wrath of the state. Include the use of a phony voter (underage, foreigner, felon, or such), set up one or more judges, and then take them down just like a liquor store clerk.

  • January 17, 2014 at 11:09am

    Absentee ballots?
    Early voting?

    Here in Washington state we only have vote by mail.

    They have already dumbed down the election process so much that election day has little meaning left.

  • January 14, 2014 at 11:53pm

    Article 2: Abuse of Power.

    Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, imparting the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposes of these agencies.
    This conduct has included one or more of the following:

    (1) He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.

    (2) He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other inves

  • August 1, 2013 at 11:18am

    Missing from the figures are approximately 850,000 DOD employees who were furloughed for one or two days a week so that they would not be able to file for unemployment. Wonder if adding them in might change the figures a bit?

  • June 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, then the Ohio River to Cairo, then the Mississippi

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:23pm

    History lesson:

    Back in 1985 or so there was a hijacking of a ship, the Achille Lauro, in the Mediterranean. One American, Leon Klinghoffer, was killed and the hijackers got away (for a time). Knowing what flight they were on Mr. Reagan sent up fighters to (politely) request that the Egyptair plane land at a NATO base in Sicily and give up the hijackers. The Egyptian pilot complied. The hijackers were later tried.

    Is there a rational person out there who believes that Mr. Obama is aware of history and might attempt a try for Mr. Snowden? (posted several days ago, BTW at WSJ)

    Do we all feel safer now under Mr. Obama?

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:17pm

    You forgot the interview with Robert (KKK recruiter and member) Byrd where he says “My old mom told me, ‘Robert, you can’t go to heaven if you hate anybody.’ We practice that. There are white *******. I’ve seen a lot of white ******* in my time. I’m going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I’d just as soon quit talking about it so much.”

    March 2001

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:06pm

    Personally I would haave presumed that the New York State Barge Canal would be the first part considered (may not be wide enough, at 40 feet but elevating it on the barge may allow the added width).

    There have been other notable moves to and from Chicago over the years. Manitowoc WI built submarines during WW2 which were sent downriver (to get under some of the bridges they put a good sized list in the boats). Several ore carriers came up the rivers, they cut off the bridge and much of the superstructure so they would fit under the bridges.

  • June 20, 2013 at 4:28pm

    Another way the Government is trying to ensure that your tax dollars are used wisely. Here GSA sold this facility of some 2.1 million square feet for $510,000. In the same general area the same government is now LEASING, at $61.5 MILLION a year a facility of comparable size (and from the California public employees’ pension service).

    “That is what some federal government officials are saying as they move workers into a new $863.1 million manufacturing complex built using a rare lease deal with a private venture.

    In the deal, the U.S. General Services Administration agreed to lease five buildings on a new 185-acre campus in Kansas City, Mo., for $61.5 million annually for the next 20 years.

    The National Nuclear Security Administration is moving into a new leased complex in Kansas City, Mo.
    The property will be used to make nonnuclear weapons parts for the National Nuclear Security Administration, which manages the U.S. nuclear-weapons program. It includes 1.2 million square feet of space where nonnuclear parts and components will be produced as well as 330,000 square feet of office space.”

    “Lease Aims at Big Savings” article in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2013 with the heading Deal of the Week

  • June 16, 2013 at 1:53pm

    He is 14, which is a minor. In the big cities it is a crime to report the name of a minor accused of a crime.

    It is about time to allow the naming of the suspects, especially for the youth gangs, etc.

  • June 4, 2013 at 11:28am

    The artificial insemination was actually a side issue. As they taught us in Catholic school having sex (and its consequences) is a sin, as is having a child out of wedlock.

    Was there a reason that Ms Dias did not ask what the church teachings were (since the article states that she is not Catholic)?

    An yes, it appears that it was the money.

  • June 3, 2013 at 11:06am

    Just wondering what would happen if Issa sent out a tweet right now stating “There is absolutely no proof at this time that David Plouffe is involved in the child pornography ring.” Technically, it is as accurate as Mr. Plouffe’s statements and just as misleading (I have no knowledge of Mr. Plouffe being involved, by the way).

    Remember also that Harry Reid, per reliable sources, has not paid state income taxes for at least the past decade. He has consistently failed to produce his state income tax records to refute the charge.

  • June 1, 2013 at 12:20am

    Here I thought that Moses, when GIVEN the laws, went down the mountain and promptly broke them on purpose.

    Moses then went back and got a replacement set of ten laws which he CARRIED back down the mountain.

    Mr. Holder has admitted breaking laws, so he is like Moses in that part.

    Mr. Holder could not even carry the 74,000 pages just in the tax code (a single law) so he is not like Moses in his strength.

    Mr. Holder has never given anyone a law, the AG is charged with enforcing the law. Whichever university granted Mr. Dyson and Mr. Bashir their degrees should issue a recall immediately as they are showing either a willingness to not tell the truth or just plain ignorance (choose one or both).

  • May 28, 2013 at 3:18pm

    “fracturing her humorous”

    How funny is that, it would be worse had she fractured her humerus instead.

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  • May 24, 2013 at 2:53pm

    In the article there are a few errors. For Mr. Alexander, there is no such thing as a “former” five-star general. That rank is given for life (and even after, as the last person to achieve five star rank was George Washington in 1976).

    The President does not render a salute, ever. He returns the salute when it is rendered, Mr. Alexander.

    With military protocol, there is one instance where an inferior rank may be rendered a salute, that being rendered to a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    Much as I do not like the current administration and our dear leader this instance looks like an honest error rather than a deliberate slight.

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  • May 13, 2013 at 7:56pm

    Mr. Carney is, as usual for this administration, showing either ignorance or duplicity.

    Having worked with many employees of the IRS (including my wife) Mr. Carney is seriously demented in stating that the IRS is an independent agency. Per statute, it is a part of the Treasury Department. Perhaps he may consult with the members of the cabinet (aside, when was the last cabinet meeting with your boss held, Mr. Carney?) to find out what other delusions that you may hold which are not true.

    The IRS Inspector General should not have informed the White House counsel of ANYTHING. I realize that the delusional Mr. Carney may be of the opinion that the IRS is an independent agency so he may well be ignorant of the difference between the TREASURY IG and the IRS IG. FYI, Mr. Carney, the investigation is being done by the TREASURY IG as the PARENT of the IRS.

  • May 11, 2013 at 12:57am

    5.In disregard of the rule of law, he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with agencies of the executive branch, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division, and the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, of the Department of Justice, and the Central Intelligence Agency, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

    This is what they used in the case of Richard Nixon. There are others used against RMN which are also applicable.

  • May 11, 2013 at 12:49am

    History lesson, Article 2 section 5 states:

    “5.In disregard of the rule of law, he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with agencies of the executive branch, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division, and the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, of the Department of Justice, and the Central Intelligence Agency, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

    From the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon. Deja vu, all over again.