Interesting where the lack of understanding is. This is a mini-mill. It has no illegal functions. As was said in the video, a standard drill press can be used to finish out a lower AR receiver. Will FedEx now refuse all drill and drill press shipments? The guy is MARKETING it for the purpose of doing lower AR receivers, but it has functionality beyond that. Last I checked, marketing is not illegal.
It is legal to make your own AR-15. Even here in California you may make AND sell 5 AR-15 rifles per year. If you intend to sell, you must provide a serial number on each weapon and document it with the proper authorities. It is then a legal AR-15. It is also legal without a serial number if you made it and you use it.
As for the Militant Homosexual lobby terrorizing Christians to get even with them, well, history shows what comes around, goes around. Just as it is with the Christians at the moment. I advise tolerance to all but clearly we are becoming the most intolerant people on the planet.
 February 24, 2015 at 4:56pm
Is anyone really surprised? The University system must be publicly defunded in order to let them sink or swim on their own merits. Only in academic competition will the really great schools rise to the top, bringing their students with them.
February 23, 2015 at 3:57pm
Discrimination is what keeps you alive. All people judge, every day, all the time. Your judgment is arguably what defines you. Discrimination is another word for judgment.
When people have a common set of rules for judgment, it can make up a society, a religion, a club, a lifestyle. No single set of rules for judgment are in place in the United States, in fact, the truly tolerant can allow for multiple forms of judgment and be unfazed by it.
What we are seeing in play here is a sponsored form of Governmental Religious judgment disguised as tolerance, which is exactly the opposite of what it is.
You cannot compare Jim Crow and other laws unless you are saying they are now back in place but replace “Black or Coloreds” with “Christian” and you’d be correct. The state is again forcing a form of religion down upon business. It is the opposite of tolerance.
There are hundreds of other florists that would be willing to do the ceremony. To target one that you know will not is a form of state sponsored terrorism and is diametrically opposed to the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
The State of Washington, along with Colorado, New Mexico and other states have failed miserably in their legal responsibility to reconcile the various forms of judgment and keep freedom, free.
 February 18, 2015 at 8:03pm
My 4 year old son would certainly qualify for ADHD and is under evaluation for it or other conditions, ODD, for example. However, my wife and I don’t want him medicated and want him to grow as naturally as possible. We use positive reinforcement, role-playing (what a bad behavior did, and how it SHOULD have happened), love and a lot of attention. He is an only child so we can do this. I do not blame any other parent for choosing medication, it’s really hard on my wife and I, but we CHOOSE to deal with it naturally and he is showing marked improvement in just a few weeks of this new approach, and we feel better too. The conditions must extend to family, care givers, educators and others around the child. We are products of our environment as well as our genes.
 February 18, 2015 at 7:57pm
I certainly would not call you or anyone that chooses to deal with a difficult child with medication a ‘bad parent’ but realize, even using Matt’s logic, that not all parents or institutions are capable of dealing with every child they are tasked with caring for.
Is a brilliant child born to worthless parents that could not care less about their child to the point where the child is always ‘cared’ for by someone else, well, is that child worthless because they become exactly what their parents put into them? No, not at all. It’s tragic, but it happens all the time.
Is the harried single parent with a child or children fully responsible for everything every child they are responsible for? No, children can be unpredictable and single parents have a hard time focusing enough on their child to read them well enough to have a chance at predicting their behavior.
Matt’s words have truth, but not all of it. In this instance he is being unapologetically polarized and combative. He is doing it to prove his point but by doing so loses the whole truth.
ADHD may or may not be a real condition or disease, but it is a real set of observed circumstances. Certainly trying for a parent and for many schools, something that cannot be handled WITHOUT medicating the child.
My 4 year old son would certainly qualify for ADHD and is under evaluation for it or other conditions, ODD, for example. However, my wife and I don't want him medicated and want him to grow as naturally as possible. We use positive reinforcement, role-playing (what a bad behavior did, and how it SHOULD have happened), love and a lot of attention. He is an only child so we can do this. I do not blame any other parent for choosing medication, it's really hard on my wife and I, but we CHOOSE to deal with it naturally and he is showing marked improvement in just a few weeks of this new approach, and we feel better too. The conditions must extend to family, care givers, educators and others around the child. We are products of our environment as well as our genes.
The choice of whether or not to medicate is valid. The suggestion that it is not a disorder is invalid and unhelpful especially if it leads to blaming or shaming parents. This article has the potential to influence a parent that has a child with ADHD that more draconian discipline is needed to break a willful child rather than understanding and treatment with or without medication.
What did the schools do before the drug companies came up with pharmacological quietude?
Maybe they're so busy teaching (indoctrinating) feminism and marxism they don't have time for recess to burn off all that excess energy that kids have. School was always -- and always will be -- an ineffable drag. Like work, actually. Necessary, but hardly ever fulfilling.
 February 10, 2015 at 8:08pm
I am a long time Alan Parsons fan. The music he and his fellow musicians have produced is usually very unique to the time and place it is made and produced, but he always has musical threads even back to his earliest pieces. The engineering on his work is fantastic and you can hear the perfectionism in each song, which also evolves with time.
It’s not easy being an AP fan, most people are completely unaware of what he produces now, however, he has a clear and dedicated fan club that understand him well, and this position on Israel does not surprise me. The simple fact he was willing to keep the discussion private is exactly why we like him. He’s a class act and he will always put his fans first… no matter where they live or what they believe.
At least you live up to your name. You passed the very judgement on me in , multiple times, that your are claiming I’m a waste of skin for. What does that make you? I know what the word is, but we’ll see if you come up with it too.
I never spoke ill of the dead. To call someone selfish is not speaking ill of them, it is a statement of your perception that >YOU< are placing negative connotation upon, not me. People are selfish all the time, it’s how we survive. Clearly it’s a negative to you, but in my book that is just a naieve point of view.
We pass judgement upon each other all the time, it’s a required part of living. To call someone names and attack them just because they were factually correct (even if I didn’t spell check my typing because I was in a hurry) just demonstrates that you are passing judgement on them. None of what I said was incorrect, so you resorted to a personal attack with emotional content and it makes you look foolish, childish and naieve.
I am not supporting chingachgook’s other positions, only that suicide is selfish. It is. Intentional suicide, by definition, has to be a selfish act. It’s not speaking ill, it is the truth, and truth is what it is.
Like I mentioned, I don’t know the girls entire environmental conditions so I can’t place a good/bad label on it, nor would I try to.
 December 29, 2014 at 8:20pm
On the surface that argument looks valid but dig a little deeper and you’ll find it’s utterly unsupportable, not only by logic but by stats.
You have to ignore that most religions that believe that suicide is a sin would have you going to a REALLY BAD PLACE for eternity for doing it. The Atheist would think it all ends at death so doing it just ends the existance, no pain, nothing, it’s game over and so what, you could die from a drunk driver the next day…
Atheists are religious, just like any other, their faith is entirely different though so you can’t really compare its dogma to other religious dogma. The only non-religion is agnosticism, which is “I’ll believe in God(s) if they show themselves to me, otherwise, I don’t give a $#@#!”
No, Christians aren’t more likely to off themselves because they believe in an afterlife, just the opposite would be true as they’d see themselves burning in hell (by traditional Christianity). Now Islam…all bets are off.
 December 29, 2014 at 8:09pm
People can do ‘selfish’ things without realizing they are doing something selfish, that is what depression does to your mind, it clouds it and makes it incapable of dealing with important decisions rationally. It does not make the act any less ‘selfish’ but it does make the act understandable.
Selfish is an external judgement placed by others upon our acts. To us, we may even think we are doing something selfless. So to claim one poster is being foolish for calling it selfish, while claiming that it isn’t because of a psycological condition isn’t even arguing the same thing. To that poster it is selfish, and they are looking at it from a flat judgemental perspective, and I agree, it is selfish. To the other posters that say it’s caused by depression and therefore understandable/excusable is also likely correct, but I don’t know the girls mindset.
To muddy things up, some people have offed themselves for very petty, mean, and even self-elevating reasons. From the flat judgemental perspective, it is still selfish. From the psychological perspective, not so understandable/excusable any more. So there is a rational difference between the two positions.
My advice would be to stop beating on each other and try to understand what each other is really saying.
 December 29, 2014 at 1:31pm
Identical post from before on the First Lady story:
“Not racism but elistism on full display from our Imperial “, President (
 December 24, 2014 at 1:21pm
My father runs steel and other items on a rig. I have driven many GVW trucks in the 25000lb range. I have all the respect in the world for truckers and what they do, however, I also realize that there are some bad apples in there, as well as good apples with bad habits.
Trucks like constant RPM’s for efficiency sake. Few other vehicles on the highway work in that mode. They also have limited driving time per day. It causes problems and bad habits as well. Watching a truck pass another truck only 2 mph slower makes other drives mad as hornets. Whether it’s cruise control or RPM holding, it’s bad. Truckers need to realize they must pass at reasonable speeds. If you are doing 65 and the other guy is doing 63, either match the 63 or accellerate to 70 and pass. Backing up traffic to pass for a 2 mph difference causes accidents BEHIND you as cars have to suddenly slow when you swing out to pass. I watch this dance daily.
Cars need to learn to drive safely around trucks, not be in blind spots and not pull into your safety buffer, but they do this to each other. Cars always pull into my safety buffer and it’s a horribly unsafe practice. It causes road rage and accidents.
Driving is not a competition, it is a cooperative experience that we all need to work together to get where we are going… safely!
 December 24, 2014 at 11:24am
Good for her. Bill Cosby said similar things and look where it got him… He has no friends, and accusations with no evidence have already convicted him. I guess his skin color doesn’t merit the defense it got Mike Brown or Trayvon Martin.
This lady is awesome, and I commend her courage. I am afraid to think about what it’s going to cost her.
 December 24, 2014 at 11:12am
The Cole was certainly mission killed, for all intents and purposes of her mission, a casualty. Now, whether she had to be refloated or put on a massive semi-submerisble transport ship is a matter of sematics. Technically, not sank or sunk, but barely afloat and in danger of going under from a storm, yeah.
So dither over the details, the end story is a stupid little kamikaze skiff killed US sailors and almost took down a multi-million dollar warship. That’s embarassing. Kudo’s for someone trying to think out of the box and create an interception vessel. The navy is wary of these high speed interception vessels, they had several in the PHM class. Those are all scrapped or disassembled. I think this guy would have a better customer in the Coast Guard.
The article said sunk,which denotes destroyed,such as the Bismark,or the Arizona.The Cole wasn't. The skiff got close because the Cole was entering a "friendly" port and our C-in-C at that time (Hillary's husband) didn't want to offend anyone by having the defenses manned and ready.Otherwise it wouldn't have gotten within a hundred yards of the Cole.And I certainly didn't disrespect the man for his inventiveness, good for him.If the Navy don't want it sell to somebody who does.
 December 23, 2014 at 4:26pm
He clearly didn’t like Tom Bombadil either, probably thinking him too wierd, diefic or something. By eliminating him you eliminate the Barrow Downs incident which actually sets the stage and gives them their Numenorian weapons. So, we end up with a scene where Strider dumps a load of weapons and the entire significance of killing the Witch/Lich King of Angmar becomes an afterthought. Jackson wrote in new characters, takes out significant ones, and seems to have free reign to do whatever he wants with the stories. Perhaps he fancies himself Tolkiens editor? I like LOTR and the Hobbit, but if you are going to take 9 hours per series to tell a story, you should at least get it right!
 December 23, 2014 at 11:09am
I think Tolkein saw Hobbits as a mirror of the British people during WWI. Now, we have parallels to that as Americans and its government are an evolutionary product of Britains world. So the two cultures are similar in many ways.
To Glenn’s true point, ‘Can we counter all the evil out there in the world’? It’s a nice thought but the answer is no, but yes, we should always try. Natural man will not allow us to counter all evil in the world, and in fact, natural man is ascendent right now but, we are reaching yet another critical decision point in this country.
Will we choose freedom and morality again or will we choose self interest and laziness. It’s really hard to stop taking from others and start taking personal responsibility. We are at the end of our teenage years as a nation, now do we grow up and correct our course or descend into irresponsible, post-adolescent debauchery, fading into history.
It will take a level of resolve that has not been seen in this world since the founding of this nation to get us back on track. Even the efforts of the greatest generation could not do it. But we should always try, and in that, we are like Hobbits, they didn’t give up easy either.
 December 22, 2014 at 8:18pm
I want to know how much currency my White Privilege gets me in South Central, Detroit, or Harlem?
Don’t ask for ‘fair play’ if you are trying to game the system. You can only control yourself. Deal with it.
 December 18, 2014 at 10:47am
I’m sorry, I laughed out loud at this. Most people here are likely not on Medicare. I’d like to see that proof. There is also no moral wrong from using a program you likely have paid into for the last 4 decades, so don’t try to make it into one. I am not on Medicare, but it takes a chunk of my paycheck…
I listen, read and watch all kinds of sources, from NPR, BBC, MSNBC, Huff Po, to Fox, Blaze and Drudge. I see FAR more racism and focus on victimization on the left wing channels than on the right wing ones. The hypocrisy on the left uses race as a tool to gain votes and control, when it actually comes down to ‘fixing’ the problem, it’s always about control. The right appears to just want everyone to follow the same rules and treat each other with respect. So, if that’s racist, then I’m genuinely puzzled as to how any other solution can possibly work. Making people unequal by taking from one in the name of ‘equalization’ and giving to another, especially under the guise of racial imbalance only destroys what you are trying to fix and makes the problem worse.
You must have equal opportunity to succeed, not an equal starting point. Nature doesn’t work that way, and we cannot overcome that no matter how hard we try. Might as well try to drain the ocean with a drinking straw.
 December 17, 2014 at 11:28am
Not Racism, Elitism on full display from our Imperial First Lady.