Success in prosecuting a war in Iran depends on many factors. The most important is the political and military will of the United States. Obviously if we approached it, as we should any war, with total and absolute commitment then Iran would lose.
Unfortunately that’s not how we approach war anymore. We treat it as something akin to a manageable and controllable police action. We are also no longer unified in spirit to defeat an enemy, who although technologically primitive, possesses religious zeal and would unify to defend their nation.
Iran also would seek the protection of Russia and China which in the current political environment they might receive.
 May 7, 2015 at 12:32pm
I used to live in New Mexico, and the reason for the high crime rate in one word is, “drugs.” It has become a major artery in the drug pipe-line from Mexico.
I disagree. The main reason for the high crime rate in New Mexico is Mexicans, followed closely by the fact that all of the Cops are their cousins, who refuse to do a damned thing about them.
The City of Albuquerque had an "official" population of a half-million when I lived there. Problem was, they freely admitted that they had an "unofficial" population of 1.4 million because of all the Illegals in the city. They also freely admitted that "over half" of the drivers in the County had no insurance, which's why the rest of us paid outrageous insurance rates and couldn't get "Uninsured Motorist" Coverage to save our butts.
I was never so happy to be transferred as when I left that place.
 May 7, 2015 at 12:10pm
Just a reminder:
A 12 gauge might make you feel better, but you need to think in the long term. I assume that most of the people on this site can think of plenty of covert solutions to this little drone problem that don’t involve questions from law enforcement or lawsuits.
Drones malfunction and disappear all the time. Just sayin’
I've never seen one up close but they're probably not too easy to "catch." I'd be curious to see what others will suggest.
I wonder what Johnny Law would have to say if you shot one of those bad-boys down?
@zorro. Mine flies faster than 55 MPH. @Ranger if I'm following FAA guidelines ans it's within my eyesight, I can see you so I'll know who to take to court.
 April 21, 2015 at 1:15pm
It’s the media stupid.
It doesn’t matter how good someone is, if everything they say is filtered through a negative filter by a media that hates them. It forces them to always be on the defensive, and ensures their message is never told.
Until their influence is diminished, the only winners will be those that the media selects.
April 10, 2015 at 1:57pm
Did he punch him or slap him?
 April 10, 2015 at 1:47pm
Anything, and I mean anything, to show non-democratic candidates as rude, ugly, mean-spirited, hateful, incompetent, stupid, richer than you, racists, misogynists, war-mongers, lying, and deceitful, will be used by the media infinitely. The story they create, for these candidates, will never go away.
I cannot imagine anyone choosing to go through the hell that the media will create for them.
Like any whiny ass lefty, all youve got to do is punch them right in the mouth and they curl up in the fetal position. The days of worrying about what the media thinks of you is over.
 April 10, 2015 at 1:35pm
Public schools, for better or worse are places where a lot of kids of have to co-exist for many long hours. If a kid smells so strongly of essential oils that it creates a distraction for the other kids or teacher then he’s gotta go.
 April 10, 2015 at 1:31pm
Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents… pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. ~Abraham Lincoln
Did you realize that Puerto Ricans who cannot speak English are able to claim that as a disability and receive Social Security disability benefits because of it?
 April 10, 2015 at 1:22pm
Cut and dry my A**!
It was cut and dry up to the point that a police officer took a citizen’s dash mounted phone from it’s holder, searched the phone for the recording of the incident, then purposely deleted the recording.
Is that “cut and dry” police procedure? Obviously he wasn’t quite smart enough to empty the delete folder, otherwise this wouldn’t be a story. I couldn’t care less about the screeching pot head, mamma’s boy and the fact he got Tazed, for non-compliance. I do care about an insecure police officer deleting video and trying to CYA.
The video is cut and dry. The man resisted, refused to exit the vehicle, swung towards an officer, held onto the head rest, refused multiple orders to exit, and was warned several times. What do you want them to do? Beat the crap out of him? Shoot him? They followed standard use of force procedure. I dont know if i would trust the little liar that her video was deleted either. If it were, that would be wrong, but we would also see the phone being removed at the beginning.
Perhaps he didn't delete the film, which is why the young lady "found" it. I trust the cops more than these punks.
You only have her word that a cop tried to delete it. I’m not saying a cop didn’t try to, but I’m going to need a little more evidence than merely her claim.
Phones don't have a "Recycle Bin". She was lying again.
You are taking her word for the phone business and the Officers laughing. Get real. What do you expect her to say ?
YES THEY DO. It is a folder called deleted videos/pictures. Mine has it, and they stay there for a while.
 April 10, 2015 at 1:08pm
I imagine everyone here knows, that the first letter he received, wasn’t a mistake. It became a mistake when a few spineless weasels in the HOA, realized that they were facing a man who wasn’t backing down. So like the roaches they are, they ran for cover. Jackals like this, disgust me.
 February 13, 2015 at 9:09pm
As Ministry said, Their existence emasculated him.
No. No one honestly does. Nor Putin.
Zerohedge reports that those two are in discussions to drop the US$ and use their respective currencies in trade. I believe this meeting signals the beginning of that arrangement.
 February 8, 2015 at 7:28pm
I see. So when Germany (aka the only real money in the EU), says, “Sorry Greece, no deal.” Greece will do what exactly?
they will leave the euro or trade sovereignty to a communist country
 January 28, 2015 at 10:31pm
Ventura is a bit of a tool, and a loud mouth, but he was a SEAL before they were Seals, and served in Vietnam. Kyle was a hero but he was known by many of his friends as a Texas tall tale teller, and a prankster too.
Kyle had a good and true story to tell, but he mixed it with some crazy stuff that simply did not happen. As far as the punching Ventura story, I was behind Kyle 100%, mainly because I wanted it to be true, but I’ve since read a lot of the testimony, and now I’m pretty sure it didn’t happen.
Ventura didn’t do himself any service by suing Kyle’s estate, but I do believe that although loud mouth jerk Ventura may be, he was unjustly defamed by Kyle.
And your relationship or true to life knowledge of these tales comes from where.Sealed records only you know about.
There were other 'witnesses' that say it happened . I wonder why Jesse didn't sue them as well.
Based on your post you should change your name to SacredSheep1984
Thank you Ranger for your commitment to truth. I am no fan of Ventura and I am a Huge fan of the truth no matter who states it.
Ranger, Jesse was no SEAL, and he did not serve in Viet Nam.
Jesse was a UDT member, but never took the extra 26 week SEAL training and hence was not a SEAL. When the UDT ranks were disbanded, the SEALS took over their responsibilities.
Further, Jesse never got closer to Viet Nam than the Subic Bay Naval Base, PI.
That Jesse continues to identify himself as a member of the SEAL team, is just another indication of his lack of integrity. He said it himself "“A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar. There is no honor in lying,” Hence, his self-identification with the SEALs implicates him as a "man of no honor" in his own words.
Kyle on the other hand not only completed SEAL training and qualified as a SEAL, he took additional training and qualified as a sniper. He is way above Jesse in these qualifications, plus he actually served in a war (Jesse did not).
While Jesse only attained the rank of E4 during his 6 years in the Navy, Chris Kyle was a Navy Chief E7. While Jesse was authorized to wear two easily achieved ribbons, Chris Kyle did that too, but was also awarded two medals for actual bravery in war - the Silver Star and the Bronze Star.
While Jesse has sued anyone he thought he could get money from, Chris Kyle simply did his extremely dangerous job well and after his service he went out to help others - not try to bilk them. Big, big differences.
Bull. Do some research.
He was never a SEAL, never set foot in Vietnam, and now admits it. Where have you been the past few years?
He COULD have volunteered for the additional training to become a SEAL (beyond the basic UDT course), when the SEALS were begging the UDT teams for volunteers. He opted to NOT do it and sat on his butt in the Philippines instead.
He owes an apology to all real combat vets, but the old fraud isn't man enough to apologize for lying about Vietnam, and his imaginary "combat."
If he ever "hunted man," as he once claimed, it must have been in the gay bars in Manila.
 January 26, 2015 at 1:48pm
Shot across the bow my A**!
Let me get this straight. The newly elected Greek leader whose entire lazy, and corrupt economy is essentially funded by Germany, is laying flowers in order to shame Germany for their Nazi past, in the hopes that Germany will be too ashamed to say no to further fund the corrupt black hole of Europe?
Are they really that childish and stupid? Because if they are, no sane “Adult” government should give them a dime.
A shot across the bow would be the Greeks stepping up, and doing something about their situation, not being the childish welfare queens of Europe.
yep they are that childish. You have to be childish to embrace the Marxist left.
Shaming the innocent for something in the past, to milk them of all you can...
What a concept... I'm so glad no one is doing that to Americans.
If Greece owes you a few million dollars, then Greece has a problem. If Greece owes you billions? Well, Germany has the problem. Shoulda, oughta, etc....pfft. This is international finance being played with monopoly money being conjured out of thin air. The Greeks have leverage. They are playing it.
We've crossed a Rubicon, and y'all have to understand that. This isn't about "well golly gee Greece should pay their debts". Look at what the Swiss national bank did. Look at what we are doing with the Saudi's to jack up oil prices to punish the Russians who in turn are selling Greenbacks like crazy and becoming buddies with the Chinese who very well might end up being the reserve currency...which oh by the way...pretty much ends our fake way of life.
It is financial endgame right now. "Owes" is a relative term. Just like I'm sure people who own US debt just love being paid interest with money freshly printed. We've been welching on commitments since 1971.
The crocodile tears are for the weak and uninformed. Get a helmet or go home.
Roth, "Jack up the oil prices"? First of all, OPEC DROPPED their prices to stop us from becoming energy independent, second, Obozo had nothing to do with it, third, the Russian economy tanking is just a welcome side effect from OPEC's actions. OPEC is more afraid of fracking than they are of Russia, that's the only reason oil prices are down.
However, if the Chinese yuan becomes the reserve currency, it will for sure be the end of our way of life. I remember back in 2010 the German Finance Minister criticizing the U.S. for printing/living on borrowed money — sobering. We’ll need God’s intervention because there is no way most of these enormous debts are going to be repaid (worldwide).
jack up = mess with, mess up, expletive up, screw with, collusion, use as political tool, etc.
Possibly the Greek people have said simply no to this 21st Century version of indentured servitude. The ECB failed big-time in its failure to vet the Grecian ability to sustain its debt. It's called due diligence on the part of the lender.
Maybe Greece should do a Dr.Mahatir (Malaysia) and lock in all the foreign investment and put in capital controls. When the chips are down, it's simply like the game of Monopoly - change the rules.
All kidding aside, we should hope that the EU can cobble together some way to secure the union. If Greece goes, inevitably other weak states will follow. The ripple effect and unintended consequences of this happenstance are too scary to contemplate. Maybe the game is over.
[-2] January 23, 2015 at 1:37pm
 January 23, 2015 at 12:27pm
If abortion is murder then the only argument that justifies a case of abortion would be; When is killing another human being NOT murder?
War comes to mind, but since a fetus is incapable of being an enemy combatant, or posing a threat to a national entity, I guess that argument would be out.
State sanctioned execution for committing a capitol crime is another, but again that’s not credible or possible either.
So we are left with only one credible justification. Self defense. If it’s likely that the mother would be severely injured or killed by giving birth. Although such conditions are rare, and make up an incredibly small percentage of cases, it does occur. In such cases a decision to abort could not be judged as murder, by any definition. The mother and if there is a father would have to make a decision. Does the mother risk it? Obviously no doctor is perfect in their opinion, and many supposed “lethal” births went off without a hitch, some did not, and resulted in the death of the mother. Some resulted in the death of both the child and the mother.
In such cases I do not believe the “State” or anyone else has the right to make such decisions, ever! When your A** is on the line then You, and only You, get to make the call.
Other than this very limited case, I would agree with the principles that this author details in this piece.
Agree ranger. There is a caveat for life of the mother. Eptopic pregnancies occur and in that situation no one makes it if the pregnancy is not terminated. I went to a Catholic University and the rule of thumb the professor taught was "Whatever action which will lead to the creation of more Catholic babies is usually where the Church goes." When the life of the mother is threatened they would be okay with abortion because the mother could always have more babies later.
"So we are left with only one credible justification. Self defense."
I believe your self defense scenario requires proof the unborn baby "intends" to harm/kill the mother. Merely claiming a person walking towards you on a sidewalk "intended" harm is not enough. There has to be a provable intent. Having a medical condition while pregnant does not show intent.
 December 19, 2014 at 2:37pm
I think people are forgetting that this attack wasn’t a threat, or bad language. It was the single most successful hacker attack in modern history. Sony is a private company that made a decision that they felt was in their best interest.
 December 19, 2014 at 12:44pm
The real question is: Why is it necessary for an Atheist to have Ten Commandments? Why not 5, or 7, or 22 commandments, or none at all?
The problem with Atheism is that rather than doing its own thing, and not worrying about what other’s think, they are constantly in attack mode against everyone that doesn’t believe as they do. Why someone who doesn’t believe in the existence of God would even care what a Christian does or thinks is beyond me.
If they are the enlightened, the brilliant, firmly rooted in logic, and the elite of the human race as they claim, why are they so ill-willed, nasty, and hateful to everyone that doesn’t believe as they do? Honestly if the product of the Atheist religion is an arrogant and ugly person I can understand why they are, and always will be, a small minority of nasty people who believe in nothing but themselves.
Mimicking and mocking are the only tools Satan has when trying to replicate or discount God. You can see by the list that it only mimics in that it is a list of 10 ideas telling people how to be. Many are the same idea reworded without clarifying actual differences in intent. Others negate each other. It’s even interesting that they feel it valuable to have one that specifies the existence of God while not needing one. Without God Atheists have nothing to do therefore they need God in order to have their beliefs so even with all their heads put together they still acknowledge God by putting Him into their self chosen commandments, though perhaps subconsciously.
 December 16, 2014 at 12:14pm
History has shown us that when it’s a choice between a Democratic Flaming Liberal, and a GOP sponsored Liberal Light candidate, the Conservative base stays home or votes third party…every single time. This always ensures a Democratic victory.