I love Ted. He’s one of the few in the Repub line-up I’d actually donate to and vote for, but I’d love to hear him articulate the third point more. Sometimes it feels like he’s still dishing talking points, and even if I know they’re true, it’s still a bit disappointing sometimes. I’d like to hear the specifics on immigration and replacing Obamacare that are going to be necessary later on, but I also have to consider he’s keeping his cards close to his vest while the circus is still in town.
Why would ANY conservative want to replace Obamacare ? Healthcare is NOT an enumerated power given to the federal government.
Obamacare should be done away with and not replaced with anything but common sense.
If you want to solve the healthcare issue, the solution won't cost the government and taxpayers one penny. Just eliminate ALL health insurance, public and private.
Then the doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies would only be able to charge what the average citizen could afford and not tens of thousands of dollars per hour.
Go to a truly single payer system, the patient and ONLY the patient
If the healthcare industry wanted to keep from starving to death, they would have to come back down to earth with their pricing.
Insurance is the problem, not the solution.
I send $25 every month
 July 31, 2015 at 9:28am
Yup. I’ve seen the real deal with my very own eyes back in my grandpa’s church. I’ve seen peoples’ faces distort, voice deepen, slither under pews almost like snakes, seen a skinny 9 year-old give 3 grown men an ass-whuppin’. It’s ugly and reverence is of the utmost importance. Doing it for show business does not seem to me like a wise move.
In fact, I doubt the enemy would put on a show for all un-believers to see. They’ll probably find nothing and the producers will edit the footage to make it seem like something.
That's a spooky story. I have yet to see or meet an entity that wasn't swayed by a .45acp. Granny had a few stories though, one that an old war trophy Luger didn't sway.
And ultimately it is will be for money and publicity and will have an effect of discrediting religion. Has the house been a problem all this time? Who is doing this exorcism?
No it’s not a good idea to try to film this if it’s the real deal. Entities are some times not site bound like people tend to think they are and they can follow you home and wreck your life. Yes, there are dangers if the exorcism is not done for the right reasons. One it won’t work, and second the entities will f you up when it doesn’t.
I've found that spirits are mostly rented, and brown spirits are bad unless iced and taken in moderation.
One of the Quiet Ones says, "Who is doing this exorcism?"
I find it hard to believe that any Catholic priest exorcist would even agree to perform one for a television event for public consumption. The local diocesan Bishop would not have granted permission for a priest to do it. These types of actions are not to be taken lightly, and would pose a serious spiritual risk to anyone who might be sensitive to the effects of watching it on TV.
It is not a frivolous pursuit. Televising it would definitely relegate it to such a status.
 July 23, 2015 at 11:57am
The top half reads like Ecclesiastes.
 July 23, 2015 at 11:55am
Google “compression artifacts”
Essentially, when you encode/compress video, you’re taking away content and image data to make it fit in your storage medium. When you play it back you have to interpret the data that you have left in order to rebuild the image. When you do that, the decoder generates content that wasn’t in the original raw video. You can see the “macroblocks” (the image segments that the video gets divided into when encoding) quite clearly all throughout the video, which means there is heavy compression going on, and correspondingly many coding losses, which translate into a lot of artifacts on playback.
I am a believer, and believe in miracles, but this isn’t one of them. This is simply the result of the compromises in technology being misinterpreted by religious bias.
Reminded me of a first season (1969) episode of All In The Family when Archie Bunker would say anything.
 May 19, 2015 at 10:17am
The black and white image makes me think it’s the night-vision mode of the security camera. What happens is that most of these night vision security cameras have infra-red illumination LED’s around them to improve night visibility. Some specks of dust, depending on their constituent materials, are particularly reflective in the infra-red spectrum and look bigger in the camera than they really are, because they scatter the IR light reflecting off of them.
"The black and white image makes me think it’s the night-vision mode of the security camera. What happens is that most of these night vision security cameras have infra-red illumination LED’s around them to improve night visibility. Some specks of dust, depending on their constituent materials, are particularly reflective in the infra-red spectrum and look bigger in the camera than they really are, because they scatter the IR light reflecting off of them.
IOW, nothing to see here. Move along."
Although without a fan (or something like that) blowing a speck of dust is not likely to be sweeping around the room at that speed and in that manner, so I am not so sure that is a plausible explanation.
 May 14, 2015 at 12:50pm
This is why they say “Don’t try this at home, kids!”. Professionals think about things like debris field, shrapnel, effective range of what they’re using, before they use it. A professional respects the deadly powers they’re dealing with and have a check list. From the video I’d bet my left one that they even used the rock to prop up the charge off the ground.
I try to approach every trip to the range like a professional and I don’t fart around, lest I have one of these “Hey guys, watch this!” moments. I’ve had enough close calls to be tired of these bubbas and get a little nervous when they assign noobs to the lane next to me.
I hate to pontificate, but let’s all do our part and keep an appropriate level of respect for things that go boom.
[-6] April 21, 2015 at 3:19pm
I’m going to have to give the authorities the benefit of the doubt here. U.S. Marshals are usually looking for dangerous people and you don’t know if the person is passing intel on the activities to the people being pursued. If it’s just someone getting pulled over or stop-n-frisked then it should be OK to record away.
US Marshal are some of the best trained and best equipped, having said this there is no reason for that man to assault this woman and destroy her property. As far a passing on intel that is an ASSUMPTION. We can assume the cow jumped over the moon too but does that mean it happened? If that were the case then officers should have explained that and requested she get back. When you plan an action such as these contingencies are discussed and implemented for the protection of the officers. They don't just go blindly into these things.. No amount of excuse justifies the action taken..
 April 9, 2015 at 2:07pm
Suppressors are not like lowers. To manufacture them without permission is to be in serious shizzle with the BATF, so I would hope they got their docs in a row. This is strictly for prototyping a device whose design can be more of a black magic, as they say. The industry is a long ways away from production cans that are 3D printed. These things get HOT. They make mitts to take to the range so you can remove them from your gun after you’re done shooting. It’s not likely the metal 3D printing materials will be able to handle those kinds of temperatures and pressures right now, or in the near future.
So you're not too aware of what is capable with 3D printing are you?
"Metal 3D printing has started to revolutionize the design and manufacturing of automobile engines, rocket engines, medical devices, and even jewelry."
"Of course the ability to 3D print firearms is still wildly controversial, and being able to print silencers is not going to do much to temper that controversy. Once something is doable someone somewhere is is going to do it, so 3D printing metal gun parts was really only a matter of time."
[ http://3dprint.com/56493/metal-3d-printed-gun-silencer/ ]
3D printing is going to revolutionize - IS revolutionizing - the manufacturing world.
Similar to what UAVs (drones) are going to do / ARE doing to many 'industries'.
And so why do so many here voice concern about the potential 'threats' associated with UAVs but... Nary-a-peep regarding the potential threats from 3D printed weapons - ???
(And actually... We now have 3D printed drones.)
Oh Zapp, once again you ride in with your abundant knowledge of EVERYTHING to inform all of us Blazers. How could we ever thank you?
BATF&E Requires that “Blueprints/Designs”be submitted for approval first. In the “ATF’s” eyes, manufacturing a Suppressor is the same as Manufacturing a Machine Gun (and it was done without approval or the $200 Tax Stamp being issued. Ten years and/or $250 K fine for each infraction). The “ATF” doesn't screw around, the ATF and I have some History.
Missing poll option. Both. Kids are disrespectful by nature and need to be taught respect. As a parent of an 18-month old, I know it starts now with the little things. Establishing trust and communication so that when you go up to a monument to honor someone (or in any context, for that matter), we can explain respect and honor and they will receive what we are trying to convey.
 March 19, 2015 at 8:53am
You’d think by now we’ve proved evil people will use all the tools at their disposal without regard for law, but the other side will never get rid of the idea that it is possible to legislate and fund evil away. So we’re still having to pay $200 for the privilege of buying a suppressor or a short-barreled anything because at some point in time gangsters were sawing off barrels and hiding their guns in their trenchcoats. Those little stunts got a lot of publicity and it’s in that context that these laws were written.
Oh and waiting 6 months to receive ATF’s blessing truly sucks; it’s like writing the list to Santa in July. 1 down, 5 to go.
 February 18, 2015 at 4:09pm
I’ve also read many forum posts saying you shouldn’t dry-fire without them or you risk wearing away at your firing pin/striker. I don’t have much experience with that particularly so I couldn’t say yea or nay, but I love them anyways. I don’t take any new toy to the range without first getting the snap caps for that caliber and practicing all the functions thoroughly.
Yup. Problem is, down there it’s a good time of year to leave the doors and windows open. After April you don’t do that because it’s not like the dry heat like you have down there in Texas, Arizona, Nevada, etc.
 January 28, 2015 at 12:11pm
I wonder if the thugs were “locals” from East Orlando or “imports” from Crime Hills (AKA Pine Hills) or other wonderful parts of West Orlando. I remember when West Orlando was a beautiful place to live about 20 years ago, now it seems they can’t go a week without a bank robbery.
The unlocked apartments are pretty typical of students. They are either too ignorant, intoxicated or wanting to keep their doors “open” for friends to drop by any time.
Usually insecticides have a federal warning that it is a punishable offense to use the product in a manner not prescribed, like for personal defense instead of killing ants. They’re considered low-level nerve agents and Comrade Holder would love nothing more than to charge you with chemical warfare and terrorism for having the audacity to defend yourself.
looters: You're right but I will add that the wasp spray would be more effective. I mean the kind that shoots a stream out at 20 feet or more.
I reckon the remedy is to not report it to "authority", and throw the coughing POS in the nearest dumpster or down a convenient ravine, stairwell, or off a roof top. Whatever you choose, minimize the back tracking potential.
 January 20, 2015 at 4:11pm
Roger that. It did take a huge toll on him, but it seems like he would dwell on the deaths of his team mates and Marines more than on his “kills” as a whole. As far as the people in his scope, he seems to have had closure on that by the time the trigger reset.
 January 20, 2015 at 2:29pm
I see both sides of the issue, but the critics are simply wrong. Having read the book, I know there are , in fact, parts where Kyle does in fact call insurgents (not all Iraqis) savages and that he enjoyed his work and felt no sympathy for those who would do harm. The libs who WANT to depict him as a maniac (like the deranged Ed Schultz) will single these out and not take those parts in the context of the whole book. That’s how you know they haven’t read it.
If they had, they’d know that Kyle was grieved at having to shoot women and children when they presented a threat as well as when the insurgents committed violence against or disregarding the lives of their own people. He also enjoyed working closely with the Iraqis when the tribal elders realized the insurgency was a liability and needed to get kicked out of their province.
He did sound “flippant” at times but if you wanted to be intellectually honest you’d also have to take that in the context of the man as a whole as well as the experience that he went through.
@ LWS - "...where Kyle does in fact call insurgents (not all Iraqis) savages and that he enjoyed his work and felt no sympathy for those who would do harm."
With regards to the name calling, belittling the enemy is natural - dehumanizing him makes it easier for you to come out on top in a firefight. You start getting all smarmy and he's going to end up belittling you a lot longer than you will him.
Love your Blaze name. IF I ever get the chance, I think I'll make mine "Pants Up_Don't Loot".
Michael Moore and liberal losers like him don't DO context.
Humans are programmed by nature to not want to kill another human being. Those that do not have that programming we call psychopaths. It takes a huge toll on a man's conscience to disconnect from that part of him that wants to preserve life in order to take a life. The stress these soldiers go through on that one inner conflict must be unbearable to many.
Kyle was able to prioritize his fellow soldiers' lives above those of the enemy. Each insurgent down represented not only less chance of a US military member dying, but may have spared Iraqi lives as well. The unpleasant jobs have to be done, and Kyle did his better than most. Arab women and children are difficult to kill because you know they are only doing what a cowardly man told them to do! Unfortunately, when weighing their lives against American soldiers trying to do their jobs, you have little choice.
You do what you have to, but you still have to find ways to deal with the memory and guilt. Knowing you did a good job and saved lives helps cope with the deaths you caused. He might "sound flippant," but if you dwell on what you did, it'll eat you up inside.