It’s cute that you think everyone who lives in the middle of the country has no money and never leaves the U.S., you have a pretty serious superiority complex going on.
You keep thinking that money makes the man. Meanwhile, I’ll laugh at your pathetic antics.
Also, why did you stop in London? Didn’t actually have the cash on hand for a non-stop did you? If you did have the money, you’d either be flying non-stop or staying a few days at some place like The Goring. I know it’s like $900 a night for a decent room in that part of London, but their breakfast is SO worth it and their afternoon tea is to die for. Besides a classy guy like you couldn’t get stuck in a broom closet for $370 GBP a night now could you?
Oh, and while we’re at it, why Istanbul? Is it because you can’t afford some place with a higher exchange rate? That’s my guess, I know that Lira is appealing when you have to pay a whole $1.06 or more for a Euro and the Lira is 1/3rd that price but comon’ man where your sense of class?
A cultured fellow such as yourself should be in Paris or Rome or maybe even the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock in Monaco if you’re gonna slum it. You know, a place befitting your status in life.
 November 26, 2015 at 10:45pm
I thought the same as you at first, but if you look up the relevant Illinois statutes it gets hinky.
For Murder 1 the following circumstances can lead to a conviction “he either intends to kill or do great bodily harm to that individual or another, or knows that such acts will cause death to that individual or another; or (2) he knows that such acts create a strong
probability of death or great bodily harm to that individual or another”. Absent any mitigating circumstances that make it self defense, this is murder 1 in Illinois.
You can be convicted of murder 2 if “at the time of the killing he or she believes the
circumstances to be such that, if they existed, would justify or exonerate the killing under the principles stated in Article 7 of this Code, but his or her belief is unreasonable.”
Illinois has some screwed up laws.
November 26, 2015 at 10:31pm
Originally “Black Friday” was September 24th, 1869, the day the U.S. gold and stock markets crashed.
Some people thought they could buy up a large chunk of the nation’s gold, drive up the price and make huge profits. The scam was outed on September 24th, and the gold market as well as the stock market tanked. Everyone from bankers and Wall Streeters to farmers lost their shirt.
November 26, 2015 at 10:27pm
Benzodiazepines, Kool-Aid and cheap shooters of liquor, aka “sleepy time juice”?
 November 26, 2015 at 10:12pm
I tend to agree. A former co-worker of mine used to do this. He would save a weeks paid vacation, use that to camp out and then turn a profit on the stuff he bought.
The company paid him like $15.65 an hour to be there (that paid vacation) for 8 hours a day. Then he’d get the stuff that people wanted for Christmas electronics and sell it a few weeks later at a large markup. He turned his paid vacation time into about $5000 in extra cash for the week.
 November 26, 2015 at 3:39pm
I’m not sure if fred’s comment is the ultimate in sarcastic trolling comments or if he’s serios.
Either way *facepalm*.
 November 26, 2015 at 3:36pm
A “blast”? Lol! I see what you did there.
 November 26, 2015 at 5:22am
There’s a a song about such a thing by Tim McGraw called “Live like you were dying”.
If this man was approached today and told he could be fully healed, it wouldn’t come with the cost of losing his current relationship with God. Therefore this is a false choice.
I’m not a believer, but I would rather see this man cured and able to spread his message than see him in this situation.
Best wishes for Mr. Paine.
 November 26, 2015 at 2:43am
Is Beck really going to preach about this in between GoldLine ads?
That takes some serious b@lls right there Glenn to start preaching about chasing money over God when you make millions a year and flood your own site with snakeoil stories about miracle cures for dodgy ailments you claim to have had.
I’m not convinced that the police were necessarily in the wrong with the shooting in Chicago because you always have to remember that they were there, in the heat of the moment and they saw things that we might not.
That guy not only had a knife in one hand but he also had his other hand in a pocket, was uncooperative and was already involved in criminal activity. When someone points a gun at you and says “Show me your hands!” only idiots keep their hands in their pockets, where one might reasonably conclude they have a small pistol.
Let the jury decide that case.
As for a shooting where the cops were wrong, that’s fairly easy. The shooting of the knife holding homeless man in Albuquerque was clearly wrong. The guy was 20+ yards away from the cops, not acting in a threatening manner and was not on the type of terrain he could have covered quickly anyway. The gun-camera on the officer’s AR in that case is pretty much proof positive that the officer should not have fired. I’d say a conviction on 2nd Degree murder is appropriate in that case.
November 25, 2015 at 8:11pm
How do you keep coming up with this stuff? It seems like nearly every time I read one of your comments I say to myself “There’s no way he can top this” but then you do.
Too bad most people don’t get your sense of humor.
 November 25, 2015 at 7:29pm
I’ve never understood the whole Black Friday shopping thing and I probably never will.
People camping out and getting into fistfights for “deals” where the “discounted” price is higher than the price you’ll find on the internet most of the time. It makes 0 sense.
I just ordered a new backpack for to replace my old ruck. Oakley Mechanism. Sale price at the Oakley Outlet store at the outlet mall is $175, and they’ll discount that on Friday down to $150, at least according to the manager. Regularly $200. Easily available online every day of the year at $139.
I paid $115 for it from an overstock website for the exact same backpack that people are going to fight each other over for the chance to pay $35 more than I did.
 November 25, 2015 at 7:12pm
I don’t know if it’s made up or not, I’m just mildly amused by her wanting the cops to protect her.
Doesn’t she know the “oinkers” will just murder her, quite racistly murder her?
 November 25, 2015 at 7:11pm
Harsh. I laughed pretty hard though.
 November 25, 2015 at 6:35pm
What does she want? A 24/7 police escort?
I won’t call her a liar, but the anonymous nature of the way these threats have been made mean that it’s entirely possible the threats are being made by BLM types to gin up more problems.
She wants her 15 minutes of fame, additional time for her exams, and some money too.
My BS detector is going off on her story.
The cops need to suggest to her that she consider which of her "friendlies" is making the threats.
Yes, she should first find out who is threatening her. I'm betting it is another hoax perpetrated by a fellow black student. Or, she is another Tawana Brawley totally making it up!
So many of these "racist actions" lately have been proven to be false, or made up by the person who claimed it happened. You can find the reports, if you look, but for sure they don't make a big deal out of it when the "white supremacist" making threats turns out to be a young black kid. And what about the black girl calling for black gang members to assassinate Donald Trump? No problem with that? Of course not, he's white, and a republican.
Why a cop for protection? BLM hates cops. After all, all cops think about from the time they wake up is how to shoot a black today. This is getting tiring. You want to treat everyone the same , but this makes you look at blacks as whiny, greedy, crybaby, Takers.