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Lt_Scrounge

Member Since: November 14, 2011

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  • September 30, 2014 at 2:44am

    I’ve worked in car sales and rent to own and its always the same story from these people. Woe is me, I didn’t pay my bills so now I have to have less desirable terms than the guy who actually manages his money. I’ve got screwed up credit, but guess what, it was my fault and until I get it fixed again, I expect to pay a higher interest rate on my credit cards and car loans. I had months as a salesman where over half of the people who tried to buy cars were forced to bring them back because the banks weren’t willing to trust them for the money. If this kind of device gets someone into a newer safer vehicle than a dangerous old one like I’ve been known to drive. My one car qualifies as an antique and until I had to get a newer car for work, it was my daily driver. If you don’t want to have one of these devices on your car when you buy it, pay your bills on time. These aren’t even new, the buy here, pay here lots have been using them for almost twenty years. The regular banks are finally coming around to the idea that a lot of otherwise good people are having financial problems and this is one way to protect their investments on less than perfect loans.

    As for simply removing it as soon as you leave the lot, you don’t think that thing will let the banks know that it’s been disconnected do you? It will and since keeping it on the vehicle is a condition of the loan, removing it will void the contract immediately. Then the bank can repo the vehicle and you end up with nothing.

  • [1] September 28, 2014 at 11:19pm

    With pork made from the hogs fed the corpses of the previous round of decedents. We have millions of feral hogs in Texas. We could simply tie the miscreants to a stake and let the hogs deal with them. The AQ in Iraq thugs were killing the first born sons of the tribal chieftains who didn’t side with them and then fed the child to the parents for dinner as a means to terrorize them into submission. It was one of the things that lead to the Anbar Uprising. The chieftains decided that that was crossing the line and was no longer in line with their faith.

  • [12] September 28, 2014 at 11:12pm

    From what I’ve read here, Dushman is simply telling people that they need to learn about their enemy. Sun Tzu, possibly the greatest military strategist to ever live, wrote that to know your enemy as well as yourself is to assure yourself of victory. If you don’t know how the Muslims think, you can not possibly hope to defeat them. Reading a proper translation of the Koran is no less important in defeating them than reading the works of Lenin or Hitler to understanding their screwed up thought processes. Intelligence is key. When you realize that they don’t care if innocents are killed if they hide amongst them, you will stop worrying about killing innocents and deny them that human shield. UNTIL the military planners understand that, they will continue expending ordinance in a futile targeted campaign. The longer that they hold out, the stronger that they appear and the more recruits that they will be able to attract. If you level entire cities to kill only a handful of enemy, you will weaken their resolve and lesson their recruiting ability. They have shown a total lack of respect for human life, so theirs, and those of their supporters must be forfeited to discourage others from joining them. The longer that they can thumb their noses at the US, the stronger that they will become. Shred their bodies with gun fire, feed the corpses to hogs publicly and you will put fear into them. They see compassion as weakness so must be shown none.

  • [13] September 28, 2014 at 10:56pm

    They’ve already done that at the Vaughan foods case.

  • [3] September 28, 2014 at 11:18am

    Yep, saved you the tax dollars needed to support them in the state penitentiary.

  • [7] September 28, 2014 at 11:17am

    The one perp’s family member said that “No one wins in this”. I would have to disagree. The people of Canton won because while they have temporarily lost the income from a hard working tax payer, they have permanently been relieved of the threat of at least two armed and dangerous criminals. The taxpayers of the state of Ohio have also been relieved of the burden of supporting these two pieces of human garbage for the rest of their lives. These people should be ashamed of even being related to the two criminals.

  • [2] September 28, 2014 at 1:04am

    My money says that it’s not a local but rather one of the race baiter’s rabble rousers brought in from out of town. The other option being that it is a local felon with an outstanding warrant.

  • September 28, 2014 at 12:58am

    He’s right it does. It would certainly help race relations in this country if he and Holder would stop showing their racism by siding with the black criminals over the white police officers at every turn. He and Holder don’t want an honest discussion on race because they would have to admit that THEY are the biggest racists of them all. They don’t give a crap about anyone, white or black, being killed by blacks or Hispanics. They only get involved when it’s a black being killed by a white and they don’t even care if the black was in the commission of a felony at the time.

    Michael Brown was a dangerous felon. His own buddy admitted that the two of them assaulted officer Wilson. Instead of coming out and telling blacks that they shouldn’t commit crimes and/or assault police officers, Obamao and Holder came out blasting away at the police officer for shooting a dangerous felon. BTW someone who commits a felony is a felon, whether convicted in court or not. Al Capone didn’t go to jail for being a murderous racketeering bootlegger. He was convicted of tax evasion. He should’ve declared his operation a church and all of the booze he was bringing in as a sacrament. It would’ve become the fastest growing religion in the country with congregations in every town in America. Then he could’ve declared the proceeds as tax free offerings and the government couldn’t have touched him.

  • [8] September 20, 2014 at 11:25pm

    The only thing protecting the health and welfare of the person who ran down one puppy in my old address or the one who shot my kitten is their anonymity. If I knew who did it, dealing with the police would be the least of their worries. Their life could very quickly become nasty, brutish and short.

  • [5] September 20, 2014 at 11:21pm

    This guy is a product of his environment. He is a self absorbed idiot. Considering his lack of Empathy, he could even be considered a psychopath. Removal from the population pool for the protection of those who otherwise reside in it peacefully is definitely in order. Whether that removal is permanent or temporary is the only question.

  • [19] September 20, 2014 at 11:17pm

    In the last three years, I’ve had two puppies and a cat killed. One puppy was probably an accident but the cat and supposedly one of the puppies were intentional. Had I been home when the perpetrators did it, I would not have shown the restraint that Marcus Luttrell did when his dog was shot in his yard. Of course, the last that I heard, the two trigger men in the incident haven’t been seen since being released on bail. Had this moron shot one of my dogs, they wouldn’t be needing to arrest and arraign him. I would’ve taken the dog to the vet, and then come back for him. I wouldn’t bother shooting him though. Beating him until he begged to be shot to relieve the pain is more in line with what he deserves.

  • September 14, 2014 at 12:20pm

    It isn’t about the people in charge of the money having been poor, it’s about the way that government budgeting is done. They spend money on stuff they don’t need because if they don’t overspend one quarter, their budget is cut the next. The system is set up to encourage waste and mismanagement. Spend some time around a military supply room and you’ll be astounded at what happens around the end of the quarter. It’s either feast or famine. If you’ve spent the money that you had on stuff you needed early in the quarter, you don’t have money for stuff you need at the end of the quarter. If you didn’t spend all of your money by the end of the quarter, the last week of the quarter you have to order stuff you don’t even need just to spend what’s leftover.

    What they need to do is put an accountant in charge of the spending and give bonuses to the department heads who are controlling their budgets so that they don’t overspend. You can’t tell me that if they had told the guy making this decision what his budget was, what the minimum standards would be, and that he would get a bonus of 10% of the money saved as long as the minimum standards were met that this would’ve happened. Any smart (hard to find those in government these days it seems) bureaucrat would’ve simply taken the specifications sheets to any of the building developers in the Phoenix area and bid it out. They would’ve gotten VERY nice single family homes built for less than the mobile ones cost.

  • [2] September 13, 2014 at 12:20pm

    The bottom line is that the VA (like most government agencies) is staffed with people who feel no compunction about ripping off the tax payers for their paychecks because the civil service system that was implemented to provide them with job security in lieu of large paychecks has been used to insure that they not only receive near lifetime job security, but pay well above what they are worth. If an employee at a private hospital had done what these people did, they wouldn’t just be facing losing their jobs, they’d be facing prison for defrauding their employer out of unearned bonuses. Instead, the government l put them on paid leave for however many months it takes for the furor to die down, and give them a lateral transfer to another location. The government has become entirely too incestuous. It’s time to clean house on these agencies and implement a REAL performance review system that gets rid of the dead weight. Sort of like the system that I read about in army in another country (I don’t recall which one) where the commanders would come up to each platoon leader and ask who the worst man in the unit was and when the platoon leader pointed out his worst man, they would execute that man as an incentive to the rest to work harder. No one wanted to be the worst man the next year. Perhaps if instead of giving these administrators bonuses for fraudulent work, we started firing the incompetent and jailing the corrupt ones, we would have an efficient, honest system.

  • [4] September 7, 2014 at 5:16pm

    I agree WASR. I miss my FAL myself. Hopefully, I’ll be able to afford a replacement one in the near future. Until then, I will have to make due with my WASR 2. At least 5.45 ammo WAS cheap until the Obamao ATF screwed that up. There is legislation in the House to change the law to make the importation of surplus rifle ammo legal even if someone makes a pistol to fire it or not, but getting the Senate to pass it is another story. So much for Harry Reid’s A rating from the NRA.

  • [39] September 7, 2014 at 5:12pm

    Honestly, I think that the best thing that the predominantly white European countries could do would be to offer all of the blacks and Muslims who want to leave a one way ticket and a check as long as they are willing to give up their citizenship and passports on the way out the door. Once the initial bunch of idiots leave, the government should simply inform those who chose to remain that they either start acting like civilized members of the society, or they will be on the next flight out whether they want to be or not. We would save a fortune by paying them all a lump sum to leave, and making the ticket one way with full revocation of citizenship a requirement, we could then simply refuse to allow them to return. Giving them a $100,000 check to leave would be cheaper than keeping many of them on the public dole for life. Allow their under aged children to retain their passports, but at 18 require the children to choose between their new home or the US. Do NOT allow the children to sponsor the parents for return to the US.

  • [5] September 7, 2014 at 12:06am

    And even then they are small white and hairless.

  • [2] August 31, 2014 at 2:35pm

    There are simply too many variables involved for this map to mean much of anything other than a waste of someone’s (probably taxpayers’) money.

    1. There is the already mentioned point of people have to tell you they have something for you to count them as having it.
    2. Being based as a percentage, population of the county in question skews the results. Does anyone truly believe that a rural county with 100,000 residents has more gun owners than an urban one with 5,000,000 residents? My money says that Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix and surrounding area) has more guns than most of these other counties simply because it has so many more people that own guns. While 50% of the population may not admit to being gun owners, even if only 20% actually own guns, you’re talking about more gun owners than Anchorage Alaska has full time residents.

    I would have to agree that when it comes to gun ownership, Texas is not the hotbed of gun rights that it pretends to be. They are light years behind Arizona in that regard.

  • [33] August 31, 2014 at 12:42pm

    Oh Snafu, do you have to make it so easy? At least the whores and madams tell you up front that if you choose them, they are going to screw you for your money. The politicians tell you that they are going to do just the opposite and then screw you out of your money anyway.

  • [1] August 26, 2014 at 10:08pm

    I don’t know about New Zealand or Mexican armies, but the US Army has these guys called “Jump Masters” who tell people when to exit the aircraft. When someone gets tangled up, they STOP the next guy and try to reel in the first one before he gets too hurt. I’d lay odds that the jumper in question failed to keep his elbow up to keep his static line from wrapping itself around his arm before he exited the plane. That can REALLY mess you up. The wind from the open doors tends to make the static lines whip around quite a bit so if you don’t keep it where it needs to stay, you can seriously injure yourself. One girl at jump school had it slip under her arm and it slammed against her bicep so hard that it disconnected her bicep at the elbow. She had to walk around jump school in a cast with her arm propped up at shoulder level. The instructors warned us all that it could happen so we needed to be careful. She wasn’t as careful as she needed to be, but the rest of us got VERY serious about it from there on out. It was a shame too since she was one of the women that we thought would make a good officer. She was smart, fit and on top of her game. Unlike so many of the others who were overweight and only there because they were told it would be good for them to go.

  • [1] August 26, 2014 at 9:47pm

    Firing automatic weapons is fun and can be safe, but you have to be smart about it and neither her parents, nor the instructor were.

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