User Profile: sasquatch08

sasquatch08

Member Since: November 09, 2010

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  • [2] July 28, 2014 at 12:53am

    I’m not a fan of the death penalty unless it’s for crimes where imprisonment doesn’t mean they can’t keep ordering murders (like gang leaders) or treason.

    That said, this argument over method is stupid. There’s tons of painless ways to kill people. Just give the guy/gay a MASSIVE overdose of heroin, give them a bunch of Ketamine and shoot them in the head/spine, etc. etc. shoot them up on dilaudid and run them over with a steam roller for all I care.

    Arguments over the morality of the death penalty will continue forever. Arguments on it’s effect on crime will continue forever.

    Personally I doubt it’s effectiveness since it was used for 4000+ years and didn’t stop murder from occurring, but if society feels it’s appropriate I won’t argue.

  • [2] July 28, 2014 at 12:41am

    Well maybe the people will eventually realize the genius of what you’ve said, put their rifles on slings, pick up their torches and pitchforks and head to Washington D.C.!

  • July 28, 2014 at 12:30am

    Correction: “isn’t an avid 2A supporter”.

    Failed to properly proof the auto-text read on my phone. Everyone I’ve trained with IS an avid 2A supporter and usually a gun owner.

  • [3] July 27, 2014 at 8:52pm

    Funnily enough everyone I’ve ever trained with is an avid 2A supporter…

    Martial Arts can only take you so far. Against an armed opponent you generally will lose your life trying to fight unarmed hand to hand. The retired Navy SEAL that handed me my black belt in AKKA taught this as his second lession to new white belts.

  • [1] July 27, 2014 at 2:22am

    1. The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

    Untrue unless you label all use as abuse.

    2. The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.

    Apparently glaucoma and cancer are not considered medical conditions because it’s use in aiding the treatment of these conditions cannot be disputed.

    3. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

    No one has every OD’d from pot in their house, let alone under a doc’s supervision. People OD on Oxy-Contin every day.

    All drugs can and will be abused. Stopping medical research on them by DEA fiat is INSANE.

    “To change the classification of Cannabis the supporters need to produce proper testing to support the definition of medical use.”

    First, impossible. The DEA won’t allow it.

    Second, BS. The DEA makes “schedules” by fiat.

    No matter how much scientific data you show them they’ll ignore you if they choose to.

    Go get a copy of “Consumer Reports Guide to Licit and Illicit Drugs” and you’ll see how much medical promise LSD had with everything from PTSD to alcoholism, all written up by physicians and scientists via the proper channels in multiple countries. The DEA ignored it because of Tim Leary and some hippies having fun with it. Ditto MDMA.

    DEA schedules for drugs are BS. Anyone who argues otherwise is ignorant.

  • [2] July 27, 2014 at 2:09am

    There’s no need to repeal anything. Just start issuing the Tax Stamps as per the 1937 Marihuana Tax Stamp Act.

  • July 26, 2014 at 3:10pm

    Lucky for the PM that his name in Benjamin and not Jonah…

  • July 26, 2014 at 3:07pm

    Did anyone else expect to see Terrance and Phillip storm this plane?

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  • July 26, 2014 at 3:36am

    @nilsson:

    Does all that goosestepping make your legs tired?

  • July 22, 2014 at 8:30am

    @BryanB:

    Yes, you are correct, and, that one person is the highest ranking NCO in the Corps at that time.

    He’s still enlisted, still an NCO. He is most certainly the the highest ranking NCO in the Corps as he as he is an adviser the the Commandant of the Corps. He’s still and E-9, and he may only have a 4 year term of service (or longer/shorter as per the decision of the Commandant) but as “Sargent Major Of the Marine Corps” he’s the highest ranking NCO, even if everyone refers to him as Sargent Major.

    Unless there’s something better than 3 up, 4 down, an EA&G and two stars…

  • [3] July 22, 2014 at 8:02am

    Enlisted promotion is based on a points system.

    Here’s the system for the Corps: http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blmarineprompoint.htm

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 7:39am

    “NCO are not officers but enlisted.”

    They are indeed officers by definition, they are also enlisted.

    An officer is someone who “holds a position of authority”. NCO’s enlisted and earned a position of authority rather than being granted it via education and a “warrant” or “commission”. Warrant Officers are in between enlisted lower than O-1 but higher than above E-9.

    That’s why E-1 through E-3 are called “Junior Enlisted”, while E-4 though E-6 is a “Non Commissioned Officer” and E-7 though E-9 are “Senior Non Commissioned Officers”.

  • [75] July 21, 2014 at 11:42pm

    “Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps” is the highest NCO rank in the Corps.

    NCO means noncommissioned officer. So it is an officer rank, but the seniority is due to time and promotions rather than a “commission” for commissioned officer or “warrant” for a warrant officer.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to throw this phone across the room

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  • [4] July 21, 2014 at 5:24pm

    How many times does it have to be explained that a higher minimum wage won’t do anything useful?

    Consumer prices will rise to cover the increased overhead so while the people on the low end of the economic spectrum get paid more on paper their purchasing power remains the same. All this does is turn $15/hour into the new $8/hour and inflate the prices of everything.

  • [16] July 21, 2014 at 4:47pm

    I’m with avenger. This report is BS.

    I graduated college in 2009 and a lot of then people I graduated with are unemployed because they can’t find work above minimum wage and as soon as they take a job they have to pay on their student loans.

    The ones that are employed are so because they either took a menial job by comparison. ($100K degree and they’re turning wrenches for $18/hour) or they had a family member/friend of the family who could get them a job.

    So yeah, those kids 18-30 who can’t find a job to save their life and just “retiring early”.

  • [1] July 21, 2014 at 12:21am

    Better still if he escalates the confrontation to the point you can legally shoot him with a taser…

  • [2] July 20, 2014 at 4:37pm

    Apparently people believe it though, and are willing to open their wallets. The end of the article says they’re raising more money than Republicans.

    Not a good omen.

  • [20] July 20, 2014 at 4:33pm

    A republican majority in the Senate. Otherwise its just a waste of time.

  • [15] July 19, 2014 at 10:44am

    When is the world gonna sack up and tell these idiots “We’ll do you whackjob terrorists one better: no choices, just die.”?

  • [7] July 19, 2014 at 2:50am

    If you’re going to travel with a firearm you HAVE to do the research on where you’re going. That much is on her.

    Possession of armor penetrating bullets? What? She bought a FiveSeven, then lied to FN that she was a police/military armory to get her hands on blue tips? Doubtful. This part sounds like either the cops or the author don’t know what they’re talking about or NJ has some whacky laws on bullets.

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