Ya I noticed that too the first time I watched the clip. There’s more to this story than a guy getting thrown from a boat.
 March 25, 2015 at 1:53pm
Did any of you watch the video? All it takes is a synchronized attack on, at the most, NINE power stations in the U.S. to bring the WHOLE COUNTRY down for at least 18 months. If you just wanted to take down the major cities along the coasts you could do it with even less effort. People don’t realize the absolute horror that would follow a grid collapse in ANY major city. The pandaemonium would spread like wildfire as these huge populations of people turn into animals just to survive. One or two major cities we can deal with. Three? We could probably figure it out but would suffer considerable casualties before we got things under control. Any more than that and there is just no way. People without food, water, or ability to heat their home (if the grid went down in the winter) would obviously kill to survive.
It may sound like an exaggeration but I’ve seen it first hand when I was in Hawai’i in 2006 and we were hit by an earthquake that took out the power for days. People went nuts realizing they had no food or not enough food to survive a couple days. The grocery stores were empty in a matter of hours after the initial quake. People stopped following traffic laws while pedestrians were running all of the city trying to find a place to get food. Fights broke out in grocery store lines and the few open fire BBQ joints that could still serve food. A lot of people were turned away because they had no cash to pay since the ATMs were all down.
It’s a chain reaction.
 March 25, 2015 at 1:38pm
And that’s only a part of the problem. People don’t realize that the power grids are owned under a much larger monopoly. Large corporations own the companies that operate the power grid; all of them with ties to Washington. A good friend of mine works as a lineman for one of those companies out here in the West. He told me a month ago that for some reason those companies including his have recently been instructed not to hire new lineman even though the current lineman workforce is five years away from retiring 3/4 of their workers. This means that only a few lineman will be in charge of fixing these grids that span thousands of miles along hundreds of routes. He told me, “Get a generator or implement a self-sustainable energy source for your home because when the grid goes down because of weather, natural disaster, terrorism, or aging components it will be days if not weeks before your power will be restored. If there’s widespread grid failures or a major catastrophe like a terrorist attack or natural disaster it will be months before your power will be restored.”
 March 25, 2015 at 10:46am
Disturbing. Sounds like the philosophy of a lot of these dystopian, future society movies/books that are out there. The Giver comes to mind right now. YOU MUST HAVE A PRODUCTIVE PURPOSE TO SOCIETY otherwise you will be “sent to elsewhere”. It’s a non-threatening way of saying that they’ll murder you in cold blood the second you are no longer needed for society. The old, the unexpected young, the sick, the permanently injured, the non-conformists, the thinkers, the innovators… All killed in order to maintain a perfect society.
March 25, 2015 at 10:35am
Seriously I don’t understand why Cruz didn’t say that. Ron Paul would have explained the purpose of Congress and the government in general without even pausing. I like Ted Cruz but we need someone who can help people see that the way we are viewing the purpose of government right now is absolutely wrong. We need a president who is the “People’s Fighter”. Who will educate the country on the Constitution and on how our amazing governmental system works because 80% of this country has no idea what this country is about or why it was built the way it was.
 March 24, 2015 at 3:34pm
It’s not The Blaze. It’s your browser and/or the internet security you’re running. Flash is always going to crash because it’s an obsolete player for watching video. Use HTML5 instead.
@one.dakine - It's not just my browser considering I absolutely do not have this much trouble with other websites I frequent.
I'm computer savvy, but by no means an expert. If theblaze.com plays its videos via Flash Player, there's nothing we can do, correct? Or is there a way to watch videos here on theblaze using HTML5?
 March 24, 2015 at 11:44am
Zappa, everytime I look at my Facebook feed I see garbage like that shown in this video spewing from the mouths of ignorant millennials. I could write a daily blog filled with disgraceful comments exactly like the comments from these idiots on this video.
 March 23, 2015 at 4:43pm
Well I guess if “enjoying different things in life” you’re referring to ridiculous mortgage payments, traffic, noise-polution, paying to have fun, paying to park, living so closer to your neighbor you can smell their aftershave every morning, etc. then ya I guess you could have a point.
 March 23, 2015 at 4:39pm
Random, you lived in the worst parts of the state of Wyoming. Evanston would be bearable if it wasn’t for the terrible city-planning that has made the city trashy and logistically confusing.
There lies the problem! You are talking about city living! Screw that!!
 March 23, 2015 at 1:41pm
And those of us that live there hope more people like you keep thinking that way. All of us just sit back and laugh at the over-priced, over-populated, over-rated areas of the coastlines that everyone “just has to live in”. Out here we get cheap land, cheap housing, free recreation, fresh air, plenty of water, fresh food, no hurricanes, no tornados, no ice storms, and no crowds. Throw in one of thousands of fresh water lakes that are out here and I honestly don’t see what the benefit is of living on the coastlines. I suppose it’s the “follow the crowd” mentality that is to blame. Good riddance.
That's dumb. The only reason someone would want to live by the beach is to "follow the crowd"? Maybe people just feel differently than you and enjoy different things in life.
Well I guess if "enjoying different things in life" you're referring to ridiculous mortgage payments, traffic, noise-polution, paying to have fun, paying to park, living so closer to your neighbor you can smell their aftershave every morning, etc. then ya I guess you could have a point.
Yep. I'd take living in a city over the country any day of the week. Apparently tens of millions of people agree with me.
 March 20, 2015 at 4:56pm
Typical liberal response.
 March 20, 2015 at 12:42pm
Seriously. She probably was out-spoken against the atrocities and immoralities of Islam. Muslims would consider that a “mental-illness” because they can’t even comprehend basic human-rights. Liberty, freedom, self-control, compassion, respect, humility, forgiveness; these are traits that the average Muslim has no clue about. It’s why you can’t give them freedom. They don’t know what it is or how to live a life of freedom.
 March 20, 2015 at 12:34pm
These are your normal, everyday Muslims. They’re not “Jihadists”. They’re not terrorists in the propaganda films we see every week from ISIS. They’re not the “Radicals” that every government on this sad planet is blaming terrorism on. These are your everyday, run-of-the-mill Muslims. THIS IS ISLAM. There is nothing peaceful about it. There is nothing logical about it. It’s a religion that encourages and eats off of the raw, un-hinged emotions of mankind. It’s the complete opposite of the basic Christian principles of self-control, love, charity, compassion, empathy, humility, service, friendship, faith, hope, and forgiveness. Christianity shows people how to overcome man’s natural animalistic behavior; Islam puts rocket fuel to those behaviors and let’s it burn uncontrollably until it explodes like a nuclear warhead. Islam is the religion of Satan. There is no doubt about it.
I shake my head at the comparison people make of the “radical Islam” of today to the crusades of the dark ages is a poor attempt at making justifications. While I don’t agree with many actions that were taken in the crusades; the fact is that it was Europe’s reaction to witnessing the horrors of Islam after encountering it on their own borders then in Jerusalem. They knew that the religion needed to be wiped from the face of the earth because of how evil it was. They understood that there was no “peaceful Muslim” and if they let it continue to exist in the world it would always continue to burn the planet.
They are raised with violence, Ive seen it, their 'games' are played at the end of a stick and children beat other children to get them used to it. They kick and hit each other in play. Its not a loving peaceful group. I don't believe its innate, I believe it's taught and learned and therefor can be escaped. And that is why there are Muslims in the the world who have never been exposed to this type of life that are good, decent, peaceful people confusing the issue for those who are not a part of the Muslim religion. We want to give them the benefit of the doubt then we see this hate and disregard for life and find it near impossible.
 March 19, 2015 at 6:01pm
Because usually the conversation with the potential customer goes something like:
Customer: “Hi, I’d like to reserve you for my wedding. We’re planning on getting married on this date. Are you open?”
Business Owner: “Congratulations on your marriage! Yes, we’re definitely available on that date. Would you and your future husband like to come in next week and we can go over all the details?”
Customer: “Great! Yes we can definitely do that. And it’s actually my future wife. It will be a same-sex wedding and I don’t know if you’ve ever done a wedding like that before so it would definitely be nice to go over the details if not.”
Business Owner: “……..”
This is why I’m against the result of the “Civil Rights” Movement and the abomination it became from what the movement was intended to be. The movement was to make people aware of the ILLEGAL laws enforcing discrimination in most southern states and force the Supreme Court to stop its implementation. In case all of you forgot, the major civil rights fights were around PUBLIC BUILDINGS. Schools, government buildings, public pools, etc. etc. Instead it created a monster that gave SPECIAL rights to “minority groups” (whatever the heck those are). If people wanted to refuse service to you because of your race, religion, age, sex, etc. then it should have remained THEIR RIGHT to do so. Eventually those businesses would have gone out of business or at least most of them would have except for a small few that cater to racists, sexists, bigots, etc.
That’s my two-cents.
 March 19, 2015 at 2:20pm
You’re ignoring the fact that she even admits that her biological father was not a great guy while her mother’s female partner was awesome. Naturally she would have attached herself to the mother’s new “partner” if she was that great and not cared about the relationship with her biological father especially since she was 2 when her parents divorced. However even in that situation she longed for a father-figure; a man. Why is that? Well it’s obvious but most of our society doesn’t want to admit to the fact that men and women play different roles in a family and for good reason. Men and women bring separate traits to the table of raising children. When you bring a man and woman together in a committed relationship through marriage you magnify those traits even further while also creating an environment where those parents will develop NEW positive traits together that they would have never been able to develop had they stayed single. This is evident in EVERY SINGLE TRADITIONAL FAMILY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD but no one wants to admit to it or talk about it because it doesn’t fit the convenient narrative of “everything goes!”.
 March 19, 2015 at 2:11pm
I think you’ve hit a significant nail straight on the head. This is a bigger issue than just gay marriage or homosexuality in general. The liberal mentality has been fighting against the importance of families in general. They look at “family” and it’s structure as significant as what you would buy at the grocery store or what car you choose to drive. They don’t look at families as the foundational building block of all civilization. This is where we get the ideology of feminism (no woman actually needs a man), collectivism (they’re not your kid, they’re OURS), “swinger” lifestyles and in general the discouragement of marriage (families are not important in order build/maintain a healthy civilization and we’re just animals anyway; animals don’t care about loyalty to a partner. Go do whatever makes you feel good.) homosexuality (there is no difference between the roles that men and women play in a family), transgenderism (you can pick what gender you want to be because there’s no difference between a man and a women), and a whole slew of ills that are eating away at our society. Most people do not even realize why the family structure is so important to everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. Macro/Micro-economics, freedom, the rule of law, inalienable rights of individuals, personal happiness, innovation, community, society, etc. etc.
 March 17, 2015 at 7:02pm
Were you meaning to answer your own questions to prove a point or did you just accidentally answer your own question not knowing that you had done so when you were actually trying to criticize the letter that the 47 senators sent to Iran? Either way you answered your own question. It’s overreach by the Executive branch because of the fact that it’s not a Treaty. In order to create a Treaty you have to approve it through 2/3 of the Senate. Without a signed Treaty the President has no legal foundation to stand on in speaking to the Iranians about anything.
 March 17, 2015 at 6:57pm
Seriously. You can see it in her face that she has no idea what Ted Cruz is talking about. The women seriously does not see the point of the Constitution or the three-branches of government.
 March 17, 2015 at 5:51pm
And yet here you are partaking in the content that he is giving. If he’s so wrong in your eyes then why are you here?
 March 12, 2015 at 7:13pm
It also doesn’t state that the federal government can ban an individual from possessing any type of firearm or ammunition. It also doesn’t state that the federal government should create an entity such as the ATF to make these rules for firearms or ammunition.