User Profile: Silvertruth


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  • July 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

    I’m not a fan of his approach to educating us folks. Carl Sagan was far better and also an ‘atheist’ he accepted faith as a part of even science. His wife (Ann Drunyan) is far more radicalized as an atheist. NDGT is a product of his times and while very diplomatic about faith issues, he only discusses them in almost a ‘past tense’ that you get from being ‘dismissed’, and that is what irks me about him. Likeable enough, but his viewpoint tent is still in need of enlarging, which is somewhat ironic when talking about someone who’s tent should encompass the entire space/time continuum.

  • [18] July 23, 2014 at 12:56pm

    It’s not easy but plagiarism is plagiarism, 13 year old or not. Her father should recognize the link and if he was ethical, deal with it.

    The scientist who did the initial research should reach out and offer to partner with the girl, sharing findings and publish a combined paper together with a proper timeline of the individual discoveries.

    This happens, but the original Scientist is the one needing the research grants and stuff as well. It goes to show the media rarely investigates a story properly to double check the facts.

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  • [12] July 23, 2014 at 10:52am

    Welcome to the new Boy Scouts.

    The BSA HQ should have been raining heck down on the Border Patrol for this. Instead they get all philosophical. That really sucks.

  • [2] July 22, 2014 at 11:38am

    Shreknangst is full of it.

    Government computers, especially ones at the highest levels of an organization are the BEST systems in the world and the newest. Almost all are under 3 years old. Only small local governments on shoe-string budgets have long in the tooth systems.

    Next, the assertion that upgrading from Windows Vista, or 7 to 8 causes drive crashes is utter nonsense. We have upgraded hundreds of machines and not a single one has suffered a drive failure. Software incapatibilties are dealt with BEFORE such an upgrade is done, not after. The IT deparment will have it figured out before even trying. We are not idiots here in IT land, but people pushing this garbage may be.

    The OP’s original assertion of 1 in 36 is entirely incorrect. Experience with over 3000 units and a failure rate of about 10 per year in that deployment would put the numbers at 1 in 300, for general populace. The odds against having 20 senior level officials local drives fail, and amazingly enough, no backups for those people, are beyond astronomical. People have been convicted and executed in the US Justice System for odds less than that.

    Why do I know all this stuff? I am an IT professional working in the government field.

    Want the real answers? Start arresting the IT staff… NOW!

  • [2] July 18, 2014 at 2:01pm

    There is no constitutional ‘wall’ calling for a separation of church and state. It doesn’t exist. It is a contrivance of an older SCOTUS based on an improper reading of a Thomas Jefferson letter. The new SCOTUS can ‘break’ it if they choose.

    The fact that atheists are continuing to base their entire political philosophy on the contrivance makes me doubt their rationality to begin with. That ‘wall’ could be wiped out by a new SCOTUS ruling and entire reams of documents and ‘laws’ based on the contrivance could be undone. It’s borderline insane to work on that logical foundation, but yet, here’s more based on it. I just don’t get it.

  • July 16, 2014 at 7:07pm

    Actually, his prayer should have been addressed to the higher powers of government, Federal, State, and local (which was present), thanking them for what they have given and asking for whatever he wishes to ask for. It would be amusing to close with ‘amen’.

    These are the “Higher Powers” for atheists and such.

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  • July 16, 2014 at 4:17pm

    The author is missing the point of Tea Party frustration with the establishment.

    It’s a one-way street for the establishment. If a Tea Party candidate wins, they face nothing but maligining from the establishment, just look at how they treat Ted Cruz. The establishment EXPECTS the Tea Party to ‘toe the line’ in all things even though the Tea Party is about working on prinicple, not ‘the long view’ (which oddly changes every year, not so ‘long’ eh?)

    LET the Democrats win, let the have both houses, the POTUS, the SCOTUS. This will hasten the dissolution of the nation into Civil War and it can get started healing much sooner… at least this is the theory of many Tea Party folks. I am not one of them but I entirely understand the viewpoint. It’s based on the idea that the ignorance and greed of the masses has put us in the position we are in. I agree with that part of their veiwpoint.

    So let’s be clear here. The solution is NOT to keep supporting a Republican Party that is only interested in power. If the Tea Party remains an unified force, a spoiler as it were, eventually SOMEONE will come courting them, and it will likely be the establishment that only sees their power dwindling because that darned Tea Party won’t give an inch on their principles.

    Nobody said that because you aren’t voting for the Republican, you ARE voting for the Democrat. Leave the line blank or write in the Tea Party candidate again.

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  • [7] July 15, 2014 at 10:30am

    If you read between the lines of the latest exposed Lerner email, they were using an ‘untraceable’ email server in the department that stored data on the local drives only (likely an Outlook account from an Exchange server) and while this is legitimate for National Security computer systems (that need to be isolated from other networks for security purposes) it is not legitimate for an organization like the IRS which does not handle that grade of information.

    Personally I think they are calling a drive ‘wipe’ a crash. Lerner had a preset disk to insert that just wiped all the data out, letting her claim “my drive crashed” when it did exactly what she wanted it to. This is common with hackers and organized crime. Sounds like those labels apply in this case as well.

  • [4] July 14, 2014 at 6:12pm

    Good Heavens people, READ!

    I said it gave them ammunition to call us all racist, not that we are or that race had anything to do with it! It’s about spin.

    It is so hard to spin what Glenn is doing negatively, and those of us that are his ‘audience’ that gripe, whine and moan about it are giving the left all the ammo they need so they can just shut up and watch the ‘right’ tear itself apart over this.

    We MUST STOP playing their game and putting ourselves into the little boxes they want us to be in.

    Whatever reason these people came to be in our nation, we, as Christian hosts should do some reasonable care for them until we can send them home. We may ask them to work, to get cleaned up, teasted and treated to care for the areas they are kept in, and do all the other things a good host does, but leaving them in squalor says more about us as a people and how far we’ve fallen than all the crises we’ve risen to and overcome in our past. The world is watching!

    Are we really so shallow as to think this is only about politics and should be dealt with as such? Please, step beyond the trap set out for you by the left. If you don’t donate, fine, I’m okay with that, but don’t mock/deride what you clearly are missing the point on!

  • [700] July 14, 2014 at 5:32pm

    Until you start arresting the IT professionals that are managing these systems, from desktops to email servers, you will hit brick walls.

    As an IT professional that works under similar conditions, failure to follow Federal, State and Local laws (which many of these systems are covered by) would get me fired at the least and in cases like this, arrested.

    They can all circle the wagons but once the IT staff start getting hit, someone will start singing loudly, Snowden style. It will all come apart then.

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  • [-2] July 14, 2014 at 3:45pm

    You guys are setting an impossible standard. Glenn cannot get people to give $700,000 without asking for it, explaining it, and thanking people for it. That is what he is doing. He is clear and open WHY he is doing this. He also has said he is NOT doing this for himself so if GOD gives him no reward for it, then so be it; it is its own reward.

    I’m getting very unhappy with people who are so set on a single minded ‘throw them out’ mentality that they’ve lost total touch with their humanity. If this is what it means to be ‘libertarian’ or ‘tea party’ then I’m ashamed to be part of it. You have the chance to prove to the left you are less racist than they are and all I see is ammunition given to the left to claim more racism.

    The crisis is real, it exists right now and the most you guys seem to care is to harden your hearts to them and type on a keyboard. Which do you think God will reward, someone who does something and trumpets it from the rooftops or someone who idly stands by, mocks, ridicules and in the end does nothing?

    Go for it Glenn, and when the crisis is over YOU will have the ability to stand before everyone and say “I did something about it”. Thank you, Mr. Beck. Some people appreciate what you are trying to do and why you are trying to do it.

  • July 10, 2014 at 2:48pm

    At least the first four letters of his last name are descriptively accurate…

  • July 3, 2014 at 1:52pm

    The erie thing was the soft music still playing on the radio while the chaos ensued outside…

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:24pm

    Well, the 337 is a great design with a mediocre implementation of it. You want to see what one can do when done right, look up the Riley Super Skyrocket. It loses the bad nicknames really fast and becomes… I want one!

  • [5] July 2, 2014 at 11:04am

    If you look at the percentage of intake vs deportation it’s lower than most. The influx is huge, all looking for amnesty. How’s that for a ‘key fact’?

  • [2] July 2, 2014 at 11:01am

    Yup prop strike, need to rebuild engine… insurance company problem now.

    Trying to save the engine/prop is probably not worth your life (if you need to go around for some reason) so it’s usually recommended to keep the engine running even knowing the prop strike will happen.

    In a high mount engine situation (on a Cessna 337 you can shut down the front engine and leave the rear one running) you don’t need to worry about it.

  • [3] July 2, 2014 at 10:51am

    L33t speak… nothing new. Move along.

  • [6] July 1, 2014 at 8:15pm

    There are plenty of stories of people with large caliber weapons at the ready and are dead or maimed from an ‘animal’ they thought they had it all over on.

    Clearly you do not know anything about hunting large game.

  • [9] July 1, 2014 at 1:24pm

    A-10′s are less susceptible to SAM’s when flown properly. They can outmaneuver them.

    This parade should’ve been rained on by B1′s…

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  • [3] July 1, 2014 at 11:25am

    Ghost, why are you responding to Rook?

    He isn’t even reading either side of the ruling properly. Almost every post is a strawman, just let him hang on his own ignorance.

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