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Lt_Scrounge

Member Since: November 14, 2011

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  • January 18, 2015 at 11:50am

    The embargo against Cuba has been a waste of time. They only have two exportable products that would sell in the US and those are Sugar and Cigars, the quality of which has declined with the expatriation of most of their top cigar makers. The tobacco may still be the best in the world, but without the right blenders and makers, cigar quality will always suffer. They over did their sugar cane crop for a couple of years and screwed up the soil to the point that who knows what they’ve had to add to it to get the crops growing again. In the mean time, they have not been able to import US products which they desperately needed, instead having to rely on lower quality Russian made consumer goods that the Russians couldn’t even produce enough of for their own use. You don’t beat a Communist dictatorship by refusing to allow its people to buy products, you do it by flooding their markets with products that because of the communist economy, the average person can’t afford. When the workers see how the party members are living high on the hog while they are living in poverty, they are far more likely to rise up. However when you force the standard of living down for everyone, the shared misery of communism doesn’t look so bad to the people on the bottom.

  • January 18, 2015 at 11:33am

    Actually it is surprising that this doesn’t happen more often. Remaining seated for extended periods can cause blood clots to form in your calves in a condition called deep vein thrombosis. This can occur in otherwise active adults. When those blood clots move up through the circulatory system, they can cause heart attacks, strokes or pulmonary embolisms that can prove fatal. It is recommended that you stand and do a few leg stretches every hour or so to help combat the development of those blood clots. I know about it because a member of the medieval reenactment organization I used to belong too died from it a few years ago and his widow sent out a warning about it on all of the email lists. He was 37 and it took days for him to die in pain from the pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism is a ruptured blood vessel in the lung that fills the lung with blood.

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  • January 18, 2015 at 11:21am

    Considering the lack of balls that Boehner has shown when dealing with Obamao, calling him “Madam” seems fairly appropriate to me.

  • [2] January 18, 2015 at 9:20am

    Looks like a nice house for the money, but it is in Michigan. Local crime and racial demographics aside, I wouldn’t want it because there is simply too much of that white stuff you see lying on the ground around.

    For that matter, the duplex I’m living in right now was bought as a fixer upper by a friend for $3000, and there’s a single family home down the street that needs the roof repaired on the market for $10k and that’s in Texas.

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  • [5] January 18, 2015 at 9:09am

    Not necessarily. Michigan has some fairly decent gun laws and he wouldn’t face much legal blow back from putting a few of them in the ground. Crime rates in Debtroit have been dropping since the Police Chief advised law abiding residents to get guns and use them to protect themselves because with budget cuts, he didn’t have the manpower to respond to every call as quickly as needed. The law abiding citizens took the advice and have been helping criminals achieve room temperature ever since. Crime rates have fallen quicker than the criminal population. It seems that Michigan has some pretty solid “castle doctrine” laws concerning putting down rabid two legged animals who invade your home.

  • [7] January 17, 2015 at 11:52am

    Sheriff’s are elected. Putting it out there bluntly probably wouldn’t have hurt his reelection chances much. Sort of like the way Bloomberg went after Sheriff Clarke in Milwaukee for supporting private ownership of guns and self defense. The more money that Bloomberg spent to try and defeat Clarke, the higher his margin of victory went. Law abiding citizens have few issues with cops bringing justice to the wicked amongst us.

  • [1] January 14, 2015 at 12:13am

    Actually JR23 the Government DOES buy 22 LR. They were so low on 45 ACP when I was in that we used 22 LR subcaliber devices in the 1911s to qualify with. I thought it was stupid and offered to bring my own 1911 and 45 ammo from home, but they insisted. Some of the pop up targets refused to drop the first time they were hit and had to be double tapped. Luckily they actually gave us 8 more rounds than targets. I dropped them all and gave them back ammo, but having to double tap them was ridiculous. I had spent more than a few hours and thousands of rounds of ammo at the private weapons range at Ft Sill, so I knew I could hit the targets. I had to teach some of the Captains on battalion staff how to even clean their sidearms. It was sad to say the least.

  • [1] January 14, 2015 at 12:06am

    Actually you have EVERY right to refuse to answer any question, including a request for identification, that a police officer asks you. If you REALLY want to make them understand your stance, simply tell them that you are invoking your right to remain silent and are refusing to answer any questions until you have been able to consult with your court appointed attorney. At that point, their hands are tied. IF they arrest you without cause, it’s one heck of a lawsuit.

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:26pm

    They do the same thing with the military bases and contractors in Texas. They count the soldiers as being the same as welfare recipients.

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:24pm

    Yep.

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:23pm

    Not hard to make California’s numbers look good. They just have to spend more than anyone else whether they actually have the money or not. If you receive a billion from the feds, but only spend 2 billion, it looks like you’re getting half of your money from the feds. If you get 2 billion from the feds but spend 8, it looks like you’re only getting 25% of your funds from the feds. See how easy it was to make Cali look good? All they have to do is spend enough to make their percentage drop.

  • January 11, 2015 at 1:20pm

    The best way to do it would be a per capita dollar amount excluding taxes paid in by state residents, defense and law enforcement expenditures, and social security benefits. That would give a clear picture as to which states are receiving more money than they have paid in without skewing the numbers because states like Texas have multiple military bases and contractors.

  • [2] January 11, 2015 at 1:13pm

    This is a prime example of what Mark Twain said about there are three kinds of lies. Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.

    These numbers are meaningless as anything other than a source of liberal talking points. Let me explain.

    It shows that Texas receives a larger percentage of its annual budget from the feds, but doesn’t state which percentage of that is in federal highway funds which are collected on gallons of gasoline sold. With the size of Texas, public transportation outside of the major cities is impossible, so people have to drive a lot here. How much of this money was collected from Texans at the gas pump? How much of this money is related to defense spending? Texas has a number of military contractors and bases that receive money. Then there is the costs for border enforcement. Is that money included in these numbers as well?

    Of course there is also the 800 lb gorilla in the room of how large is the Texas budget versus other states? 50% of a billion dollars is $500 million, but 25% of $4 billion dollars is a billion dollars. Which state would rather live in? The one that has to raise $3 billion in taxes, or the one that has to raise 1/2 a billion to meet its obligations?

  • [1] January 9, 2015 at 10:54am

    So basically you are saying that Democrat politicians and voters should worry?

  • January 9, 2015 at 10:52am

    Yes, why would you want to insult perfectly useful excrement like that? A least it can be used as an organic fertilizer. What can McDonald be used for?

  • January 9, 2015 at 10:51am

    Isn’t that like saying “No I don’t have a single on of those” while having a dozen? You’re not lying, you don’t have a single one. You have more than one. Sort of like the scene from the movie “Ultraviolet” when the computer is scanning Mila Jovovich’s character and responds to the question about her having weapons as “MANY”.

  • [2] January 9, 2015 at 10:43am

    They already classify ALL veterans as potential terrorists, Just ask Nappy politano and the SPLC.

  • [4] January 9, 2015 at 10:39am

    The reason that they are trying to get this information on veterans is because they know when they cross their Rubicon and cause an armed revolt, the veterans are going to be the ones that will be the most effective in fighting back against them.

  • [3] January 8, 2015 at 1:00am

    In Texas, killing other people’s pets is almost a sport. I’ve had one cat shot with an air rifle and my ex had a puppy I had gotten her intentionally run down by a truck. I had another puppy get out of the yard and be hit by a car, but I don’t know if that was intentional or not. Honestly, were I to find out someone had killed one of my pets intentionally, I would be very tempted to eliminate his entire blood line. Obviously they are genetically defective to find enjoyment in killing someone’s pets. I can understand someone killing an obvious stray or an attacking animal. I could almost even understand them shooting either of my dogs (they’re pit bulls) out of fear, which is why I try to keep them in a fenced yard or on a leash. My big pit bull loves people. When I take him to the local flea market, every one comes up and pets him. He loves the attention.

  • [3] January 7, 2015 at 1:50am

    Well If Johnny B wants to punish those who represent US instead of him, we need to make his life as speaker as miserable as possible. Start off by flooding his email in box and his fax machine with complaints, DAILY. Then find out who his biggest donors were and begin slamming them as well. That especially include the Chamber of Commerce. Let any business that you frequent know that if they support the Chamber of Commerce, you will stop supporting them. No need for your money to go to support a traitor like Crying Johnny. Once thousands of businesses drop their CoC memberships, the word will filter up to the heads of the organization that the people are not happy with them and WE have all of the MONEY. Start bombarding any and all of Johnny B’s offices with mail, faxes, and emails. Close them down with the sheer volume of the complaints. Hold monthly rallies on the steps of the capital and even visit the speakers office and make it so that he will not be able to set foot into it without facing a bunch of ANGRY Americans. When he can’t even get into his own office without being told what a worthless piece of crapt he is for selling out the base, he may get a clue. Perhaps we should learn from the fans of the series “Jericho” who put together a campaign to get it returned to the air that involved ordering peanuts to be delivered to the CBS HQ in reference to the Bastogne’s CO’s response to the German commanders demand to surrender of “Nuts”. It meant the same as “FU” in the 40s

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