User Profile: RANGER1965

RANGER1965

Member Since: September 08, 2010

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  • [22] July 28, 2014 at 4:44pm

    I have been slapped by a woman a few times in my life, deservedly so in one instance, and so far, I have never hit back.

    But I once watched my best friend’s ex-wife hit him so hard that it broke his nose, and she kept hitting, and it was over something so utterly inconsequentially, stupid. We pulled the screaming and cursing nightmare of a woman off of him, and she was still trying to kick at him. I’ve got a scar on my arm to this day where her claws tore into me from trying to break free. He barely defended himself. I didn’t say much to my bleeding friend, when I drove him to the hospital, but I do know this. If she would have done this to me, I would have unashamedly knocked her the hell out!

  • [1] July 28, 2014 at 4:20pm

    @Sargeking TB is defiantly worrisome of late. Many of the strains that infected people have are so resistant to the modern slew of antibiotics that all that can be done is careful management of the disease.

    @1FreeVoice Scary stuff, and so random. A simple change can turn the world’s deadliest virus into something benign, or make it even more of a monster. I guess with all things being equal, it’s only a matter of time.

  • [35] July 28, 2014 at 4:03pm

    It depends on the situation, and the woman. It is not, nor ever will be a hard and fast rule with me.
    A slap across the cheek by a 120 pound woman isn’t the same thing as a punch, or a kick by a 160 pound pissed off harpy.

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  • [23] July 28, 2014 at 10:10am

    Ebola, in it’s current form isn’t the disaster that many believe. Although hemorrhagic fever diseases such as this are incredibly deadly, and that death is the stuff of horror novels, they are relatively hard to transmit, and the disease is so successful in killing its host, that the infected are not walking around very long, spreading it to others.

    The real danger is that Ebola mutates and becomes capable of airborne transmission. Now that is a nightmare beyond description.

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  • [97] July 26, 2014 at 5:16pm

    Raising the minimum wage is always a waste of time. You raise the wage of the menial worker, you also raise the cost of the products and services they produce. If you raise the cost of products and services, then that “increased” minimum wage paycheck buys nothing more than the old paycheck. Making the entire thing, a total wash.

    Why can’t people see that? What’s so hard about this simple concept?

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  • [4] July 26, 2014 at 5:06pm

    Play the cards dealt. Reaching too far is always a recipe for losing a case. They’ve got her solid on 2nd degree murder and considering the violence and brutality of the crime, the judge won’t go light on her sentencing. 40 years in prison is as good as a death sentence for this woman, and more painful.

  • [2] July 26, 2014 at 11:39am

    Characterizing the enemies of civilization as stupid, as many do, puts one at risk of dismissing them as irrelevant. A low tech but desperate enemy is as dangerous as a wounded Wolverine. We are at the beginning stages of a war for civilization, and it will be a war to the knife.

  • [32] July 24, 2014 at 6:32pm

    @Brigott

    …your statement is absolutely true, but it begs a question. If you choose “not” to be civil, if you choose not to take the path of peace, yet do not break the law, does the state have the power to arrest you?

  • [2] July 24, 2014 at 1:00pm

    @Third Archon

    It depends. If he has a job history that is relatively spotless with no black marks on his performance reviews, and is getting steady pay raises over the years that he worked there, then suddenly he is fired days after his blog post, then proving that it was his blog post as the cause of firing, is relatively easily.

    But if he has an up and down job record, with frequent clashes then it becomes much harder.

  • [10] July 24, 2014 at 12:51pm

    How about this. Show us a proposal which will accomplish the mission of taking care of our veterans., and convince us that you mean buisness by agreeing to be audited every quarter for the next 5 years. Also in this proposal will be an agreement that any doctor, administrator, and any functionary can be fired without cause immediately. No comittee’s, no hearings, no job protection, if you can’t do the job competently. you’re gone.

    Show us your proposal, and then we’ll talk about money.

  • [13] July 24, 2014 at 12:41pm

    This entire case will be determined on whether he signed an agreement to not use social media to express personal views while serving as the editor of the Newspaper. If he did then the Newspaper wins, if he didn’t then he wins.

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  • [115] July 23, 2014 at 8:20pm

    The problem here is these executions are being performed in a manner mean’t to appease the sensibilities of the viewing audience and not the criminal. If the goal of the execution is to insure a quick, sure, and painless death then one must instantaneously destroy the brain and heart. If your brain is destroyed you have no consciousness or perception of pain.

    Simply bring back the firing squad. 12 .308 rifles. 6 aimed at the head, and 6 aimed at the heart. Death is absolutely certain, instantaneous, and painless for the criminal. The blood and gore of a head and chest exploding will also assure any onlookers that this man/woman is executed and utterly dead. There will be no doubters, and the mechanical simplicity of it will ensure little chance of mistakes, or murphy’s law inserting itself into the situation. It will also be a whole lot cheaper.

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  • [17] July 23, 2014 at 3:16pm

    I’m sorry to disagree with Beck but even if the motives are insincere (which they likely are), there is stil a credible missile threat to not only planes over Israel airspace but also the approaches, including seaborne approaches. These are not military aircraft with electronic spoofing, counter missile tech, or heat seeking avoidance. They don’t fly fast enough and are essentially gigantic “cannot miss” whales. I realize that the surface to surface missiles currently being used on Israel are not designed for anti-aircraft, but I’m sure they have or can obtain some, and using the reasoning that an American massacre would hurt the cause of Hamas doesn’t fly with me, because they have no logic, or reason other than Allah’s will.

    So even if the administration is attempting to punish Israel, their “stated” reasoning for stopping flights is hard to counter. All it takes is one lucky shot.

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  • [49] July 21, 2014 at 5:27pm

    So you’re Obama and the Texas Governor is putting the military on the border, and can’t stop it. So what do you think Obama is going to do about this development? What can Obama do to make himself look good, and Perry look bad?

    Somthing about this screams “unfortunate incident” to me. It will of course be a manufactured one, but that won’t bother the media one bit, nor will they care.

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  • [57] July 20, 2014 at 2:37am

    This family are heralds of a darker future. Hateful, bitter, loveless, brutal. A big black hole where there hearts should be.

    The long night is coming.

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  • [221] July 19, 2014 at 2:09pm

    If you’re a thief are you going to pull out a gun and rob this restaurant or go down the road to the “No guns allowed Cafe?”

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  • [34] July 18, 2014 at 12:14pm

    This is policy vs practicality. There may be a perfectly good policy, for all the right reasons, and 9 times out of 10 it may make perfect sense. But it failed in this instance, and when practicality says you MUST do something different, then you don’t worry about the policy or the rules, you do what needs to be done with no apologies.

    The problem is that it takes independent people, with confidence in themselves, and no fear of breaking rules or policies to do this. These type of people are diminishing at a rapid rate in the climate we’re living in. The American people are swiftly becoming a horde of cowardly lemmings.

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  • [8] July 18, 2014 at 11:33am

    @Diognes

    I’ve never heard of that. It makes perfect sense now that I think about it.

  • [23] July 18, 2014 at 11:29am

    There’s another more “spiritual” factor regarding the attitude of the world toward Israel. I won’t belabor this point, because the author’s reasoning is solid, and makes sense to me, but from a Biblical perspective this shift is prophetic.

    The Bible speaks of a future time of gathering where God calls the Jewish people back to their “true” land, and speaks of a world without allies, where the Jew is almost universally hated and despised. It is in this time, where Israel is utterly friendless, that the nations will gather to destroy the country and it’s people. It is also in this time that Israel having no hope will turn back to God….and unlike other times, God will answer in a…most dramatic way.

    We live in interesting times.

  • [86] July 18, 2014 at 11:13am

    Militarization of our police isn’t about weapons, and armored vehicles. It’s a mind-set. One in which the police are not seeing citizens with rights, but as the enemy. Everyone is potentially dangerous, anyone could be holding a gun and want to kill them, It’s fear based care, which is perfectly appropriate for a soldier dealing with an enemy combatant. But the US citizen is NOT THE ******** ENEMY! And killing, maiming, and hurting people because it makes a LEO safer is NOT ********JUSTIFIED!

    If this kind of crap keeps going on it’ll destroy public trust, and once that’s gone, it’ll take generations to heal, if EVER!

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