Funny an hour ago I was just telling my co-worker that the reason we haven’t really hit their oil infrastructure hard, other than the convoy a few days ago, is that with oil at $40 a barrel the economic impact to ISIS isn’t worth the environmental damage. Back at $100 per barrel, the income potential for ISIS will make it much more necessary to risk whatever environmental impact.
$40 OIL has much more economic impact for ISIS than you think. They are no sovereign nation. They aren't funding anything but a war machine. Almost 100% of the oil revenues go to fund Jihad.
Plus, you're giving Obama far too much credit here. Obama loves $40 oil, and lower. Not because it's choking off ISIS, because as we can all see, $40 oil isn't slowing them down any. Obama likes $40 oil because it's crippled American production and fracking. Simple.
He doesn't want to strike their oil fields, because it would cause the markets to react, and oil prices to jump, which would in turn, spark another round of drilling here in the US.
 November 24, 2015 at 1:58pm
Turkey has the right to defend their territory and airspace, but Israel better lay down and take it!
paging Jorge Ramos...paging Jorge Ramos...never mind that 15 people cannot be seated correctly and with seat belts in one SUV
Problem solved itself
The blaze is SO much better now that I have ghostery in my iPhone blocking their pathetic excuse for a websites ads
Thanks iOS 9!
Those SUV's they kill more illegals then stretch limos. We need to start helping those poor illegal "things of gender" by picking them up at the boarder, and driving them to the voter registration table as soon as possible.
 September 11, 2015 at 4:02pm
Yes, the main difference being that the Christian messiah’s return can only be hastened by spreading the gospel to all the earth; no violence called for to further that purpose. The Mahdi’s return is hastened by annihilating Israel and America and dominating the world through bloodshed.
Sure are a lot of Engineers here. I wonder, how do you guys keep your knuckle wounds clean?
I tried band aids and tape, but the pavement just rips them off. Thinking of a sling system, but after crunching some calcs I need to get my club and go catch lunch.
Too bad there aren’t any good liberals to show me the light, the way, the truth of their savior-Barack Obama.
12/12. B.S. in Stochastic Systems Analysis here, and I write software for a living.
I've noticed that a lot of conservatives have education in practical things. Engineering, math, physics, chemistry, etc., while the liberals all go towards things that don't have a true right or wrong answer: Philosophy, PoliSci, Underwater Basket Weaving, etc.
Hm. Gee. I wonder why.
Me too. My classmates at MIT 1962-64 included Buzz Aldrin, Edgar Mitchell and Charlie Duke, all future moon walkers. I went into space studies myself but I couldn't talk about it until 1992. Following MIT, two years at Goddard Space Flight Center, the NASA center for unmanned satellites. I was an analyst of TIROS and Nimbus data. Nimbus was the first to provide infrared of photographic quality, sensor measured 3.4-4.2 microns. I then went to Vietnam, where I managed a classified weather satellite that was the go/no go on all USAF bombing raids on the north. While there, I convinced Gen Westmoreland to request another launch in a different orbit. It got launched and worked as advertised. After 'Nam, four years at Air Force Global Weather Central, and I was a systems engineer to improve weather support to NRO spy satellites, which used film in that era. (www.nro.gov). I had the run of the NRO and CIA HQ. Then two years at HQ AWS where I continued with the NRO at a higher level. Then a year at Air War College. Finally, last assignment in charge of an ROTC unit at a major university. Then 24 years at Boeing, 13 on the B-1B and 11 on the F-22 as a systems, software and test engineer.
BTW, I made to bird colonel 6-7 years early. I am not bragging but it's not too bad for a first generation American with a father that came from Scotland and spent 14 years in the WV coal mines before moving to my birth city.
 August 17, 2015 at 12:42pm
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.