User Profile: steve_CPO-USN-Retired


Member Since: December 01, 2010


  • [4] November 25, 2015 at 4:37pm

    We are still haunted by Mo hammed, and more importantly (later, biographers’ sayings) They are living in the now and trying to imprint the 7th Century on their actions.

    In the end… We can see the vast expanse of universe. Do you still want to cling onto a diety? Us, created in his own image? meta-physical? Mentally self-aware? Biped humanoid? Going from Old Testament interactions, to his son Jesus, to what and why? Even by old Testament… speak to individuals, produce actions on the macro scale. Why not the other way around? Speak to the masses… smaller, individual examples of power? Just asking.

    Even in today’s Christianity: If you don’t accept times, dates, practices, and actions that were melded into it from (Roman, East-North Europe Pagen and Nordic sources), you’re lying to yourselves.

  • [3] November 25, 2015 at 4:30pm

    I, personally, fall under the ‘don’t freaking know’ category. Whatever basis of western religion, Judaism and follow-on Christianity, the study of older civilizations have mirrored stories, myths or governmental (law) basis. Example: Assyrian texts have governmental pronouncements, recorded stories/myths, that mirror, or at least could be construed as source material for later Jewish stories. Don’t stone me… I’m just saying. If you take a hard look at all ‘pronouncements’ from whatever religion, it tends to reflect upon an individual, and spreads. Take Peter’s pronouncement about unmarried priests. Was it a personal view, or divine? The catholic church, in it’s main recruitment drives, gain allocates from the young (late teens-early twenties), run them through divinity colleges, and they later become priests. They as a whole, have no knowledge of male/female, husband/wife relationships, but yet, they are the counselors. Don’t get me started on their ‘Saint’ racket. a mortal that becomes more than mortal… Create statues to said individuals (idolatry)… Pray to them…they’ve got the ‘inside track to God’.
    Then we have Mo hammed… Self described ‘last prophet’, that began with Judaism and Christianity tenants,added his own spin… and to make matters worse, changed tenants and rules as he went along. A Warlord-Priest combined. Religious requirements, allies changed… as he went along. Seventh Century to Twenty-First Century.

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  • [2] November 25, 2015 at 3:32pm

    ‘No Specific, Credible Threat to the Homeland’. Translation: AIN’T GOTTA CLUE “MY” State and Homeland Security Departments are issuing these broad, non-defined pronouncements and warnings to COVER MY ASS. See… behind me and my podium is a collection of rosy-glass wearing twits, that I call my National Security Team. Of note: I have a plethora of cubicle drones, in multiple Federal Agencies, eating Cheetos, that after reading a couple of Tom Clancy novels, are spitting out all possible scenarios.

    Note: I hate that ‘homeland’ word. What was wrong with our ‘country’ or ‘nation,’ or the Untied States. Adding the word LAND is reminiscent of Fatherland (Nazi Germany) or Motherland (Soviet Union). I think their true play on linguistics was to create that huge Federal Agency. It also diminishes our Nation’s DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. Who’s defense? We’ve got a bunch of keystone cop agencies operating domestically (See twits behind him in the pic).

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  • [2] November 25, 2015 at 3:06pm

    (2) The spent ‘cinder’ waste from Coal fired electrical plants.
    In my opinion, Nuclear power is the way to go for the future. Not ‘mega’ sized reactor plants but large, big and even medium. Additionally: Get on the ‘reprocess’ wagon! Instead of burying spent nuc fuel rods, reprocess the material (taking spent material and reprocess it with higher refined material). The French have been doing it for thirty plus years. How many major nuc processing plants does the U.S. have = zero (thanks Pres Carter).
    To the Wind and Solar ‘Believers’. Small (household) may work as a back-up. But Nationally, if the wind
    doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine… you’re out of luck (what… you want to talk about a non-eco friendly
    ‘battery’ backup?). The power grid needs a source for ‘steady state’ electrial production. Once you take the TRUE COSTS: (1) Obtaining the building materials, (2) Manufacturing, (3) Installation, (4) Maintenance, and (5) (BIGGY) Redunant (fossil fuel) backups, Green Energy, without tax breaks and subsidies, are one huge Ponzi Scheme. What about Geo-thermal? Well, if you have a volcanic source to heat the water, OK. But if your talking about about a run of the mill drilled well exchanger unit, NO. You still have to have another energy source to power your compressor to multiply the heat captured by the subterranean pipe system.

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  • [2] November 25, 2015 at 3:03pm

    Unfortunately, the EPA is linked arm-in-arm with the most virulent ‘Green’ organizations. It is hard to see where one ends and the other begins. I’ve noticed the EPA and their green cohorts have no answers, no better way of solving the energy puzzle. You’d think they’d have some top minds from the mechanical and chemical field working on this. Alas, they are filled with Green ‘Social Justice’ Warriors, not engineers. They may espouse new vehicle fuel standards, with no idea how to achieve it… not a freaking clue (their pronouncements are somewhat like the Pharaoh’s edict: Continue making the same number of bricks, but with no straw).

    Coal is here to stay in foreseeable future. We made great strides in ‘scrubber’ technology and implementation in the ’70s. Perhaps it is time to revisit it again, with the gains in processes and materials that have occurred since. Also, there are more effective burning processes. Another is ‘capture’ technologies. To capture and separate the gases, filter them and reuse them, commercially, instead of releasing them out of the top of the smokestack. There are, however, two large problems to deal with. (1) Tailings (The mountains of coal dust produced during the mining process… beginning in a water-based ‘slurry’ form). Now, they either have to be covered, or buried. If not, the chances of huge ecological disasters (entering waterways) are a when, not if scenario.

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  • [22] September 1, 2015 at 3:53pm

    There’s an adage attributed to Abraham Lincoln: Abe is talking to a man and says: See that dog over there? How many legs does it have. Man answers: Four. Abe then asks if you count the dog’s tail as a leg, how many legs does it have? Man answers: Five. Abe says: You’re wrong, the dog has four legs. Just because you call a tail a leg, doesn’t make it so.

    Once upon a time, the man wearing a bicorne hat with one hand stuffed into coat, claiming to be Napoleon was the looked upon as being mentally unbalanced or crazy.

    Next up on the lib hit parade: Fifty-five years old man is caught having sexually relations with a fourteen years old girl. Not to worry… he “self-identifies” himself was a fifteen years old boy. Do we really want to go down this road?

  • [41] August 14, 2015 at 6:40pm

    “….particularly when labor is more replaceable”
    Translation: All my staff are intellectual special snowflakes, that don’t NEED no stinkin union! And besides… if I want to ‘can’ one of them, I want them gone NOW.

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  • [2] July 14, 2015 at 5:21pm

    Ok, Mr. Allen, I’ll bite. The ‘democracy’ of the greek population voted against continuing austerity measures (reform/fix your broken government policies… where the data base for property taxes won’t be ready for years, and income tax evasion is a national sport)… in short… get your **** together

    Your version of democracy; A group of three people walk into a Subway Sandwich Shop. They order the food, and once at the register, vote that no one has to pay. Guess what? They’re aren’t getting their food they ordered!

    Last National elections voted in a Socialist Gov’t to stave off the austerity controls. Well guess what? the new ‘Socialist’ PM got a dose of REALITY! The greek gov’t and private side ran out of internal banking monies… and without additional external loans, would go belly up. Greece ran up against the adage: Socialism is great… until you run out of other peoples’ money.

    In reply to the contribution The Greek Tragedy - Is Democracy Dead?

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  • [1] June 20, 2015 at 9:05pm

    #1 lamest defense by gun owners…”protection from bad guys”…

    The nine people in Charleston, SC, were ‘unavailable’ for comment.

  • [2] May 1, 2015 at 4:17pm

    The article was talking about a position of employment… not a ‘prospective’ client/customer.

  • [2] April 28, 2015 at 1:39pm

    To Rev Jackson: You first! We need more jobs. Well, there’s a example of his logic. After seeing the carnage of the looters, what individual (mom-n-pop) or even national chain (CVS) and the mall stories would want to risk the investment capital to enter such a place?

    We are all individuals…When your environment (city, neighborhood) becomes a cesspool… Leave. There is no fence keeping the (good) citizens from leaving. Yes, it may be hard, but you can do it. Alas, the siren call of the ‘services’ and ‘benefits’ keep most from making the leap. IMHO, the current downturn in our country’s economy is amplified within blue/dem/progressive states and municipalities. It would be interesting to add up all the governmental (fed, state, local) and non-profit… including all grant monies flowing into Baltimore.

  • [3] January 26, 2015 at 4:18pm

    Very True! My bookshelves have Dr. Sowell’s:
    - Basic Economics
    - Intellectuals and Society
    - Economic Facts and Fallacies
    Great books, all.

  • [3] January 4, 2015 at 12:20am

    Not a F-in chance. He’s been looking at his fan mail and listening to his personal staff too long. How about this time around, Republicans go for: (1) No retreads, (2) No Senators or House of Reps and (3) No (R)-lite Governors from deep blue States?
    Field: Govs Scott Walker (WI) or Bobby Jindal (LA). I’ll even throw in Jeb Bush (FL) as the RINO stalking horse.
    My VOTE is for Gov Bobby Jindal. He’s got the experience X3.
    (1) Current LA Governor (on his 2nd term) (EXECUTIVE STATE EXPERIENCE)
    (2) Two term member of House of Reps (FED LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE)
    He’s not my Knight in Shining Armor, but a step in the right direction.

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  • [3] January 4, 2015 at 12:17am

    Was thinking the same thing.. Have they never seen a globe? Oh, by the way, there’s this ‘thingy’ called Latitudes.

  • [3] December 23, 2014 at 11:13am

    “… ancient irresponsible gun laws.” Yeah, that “Constitution” thingy certainly is an impediment to your endeavors.

    Teacher: Thank you Johnny for handing over your folks’ nasty and dangerous gun. Did you bring in the lists containing your parents’ reading and TV watching habits? Also, did you remember to bring the notes of your parents’ political discussions between themselves, friends and family? You’ve certainly earned your spot in this Summer’s Obama Youth Camp.

  • [-1] October 30, 2014 at 3:54pm

    He may a powerful CEO… Who want’s to bet, he’s the “bottom” in his relationships? God’s greatest gifts? To pleasure yourself by placing your sexual organ into the anus of another man, or to be on the receiving “end?” Really? Then why did God create man and woman? Why is there no same sex/asexual means of procreation. Under your definition of love… the cartoon of a dog humping a fire hydrant or a person’s leg has the same validity.

    Take God out of the equation. What would Darwin say? Your personal conduct is for a same sex relationship. You cannot by biological reasoning, procreate… you’re a one generation “dead end,” genetically/anthropologically speaking. Comparing same sex to race… really? That doesn’t pass the desert island test… I have multiple race, ethnic background humans (100 couples) on (1) island, on (2) island, I have (100 couples) homosexual males. One (3) island I have (100 couples) homosexual females. What happens after only one generation lifespan?

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  • October 10, 2014 at 11:31am

    Sigh… Old joke. The Air Force builds a base. Admin, Supply, Base Ops, Barracks, etc. They run out of money. Have to go before Congress for more $. Reason: We built a base, ran out of money… we need more money to build the runways!

    24 years Navy. Good day, all!

  • [15] October 3, 2014 at 4:20pm

    Mohammed… 7th century trader located in a crossroads trading city (city) defined by the times)). Takes pieces of Jewish and Christian religious doctrines… adds his spin, and goes on a warlord/raider tirade. Answer three basic questions:
    (1) Before the falling out with the Jewish tribes living in Medina (wanted them to join his raiding parties of the commercial caravan), Muslims prayed towards Jerusalem. In the aftermath, he changed their (Muslim) prayer direction towards Mecca.

    (2) The magic winged-horse ride (midnight ride) to Jerusalem…Climbed the magic ladder. Met all the
    previous Christian/Judaic prophets.. that proclaimed “You da Man… you’re great, you’re better than all of us.. Perfect Man? Where’s the Piety? Don’t think so.

    In battle… things are not going his way… he then announces his: You get a place in heaven… with 72
    virgins. Really? What’s your hangup with virgins? Not a meeting in heaven by like-minded pious souls… but hangs up a sign that says “virgins only” need apply?

    All Modern/Western Nations should not go the PC route of accommodation and diversity crap… but go to the opposite. The Muslim Faith is based on the actions/deeds of 7th Century Con Man. The split within their “faith”, Shia vs. Shiite is a further example… Hell, after the prophet’s death, they’ve been fighting amongst themselves. They have turned Mohammed into a quasi deity… If he was a man… treat him as a man.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 5:06pm

    (1) I read “Resigned,” but not “Retired (from Federal Service).” That isn’t to say she won’t resurface somewhere within the Department of Homeland Security behemoth (or large DHS “contractor”) with a pay bump.

    (2) Not good for the USSS leadership hierarchy to bring back a retired person (even if he previously held the position)… It tells them they don’t have the skills and leadership to take “command.” However, the “good” rank and file agents may look at it as a godsend. After a shakedown and acumen “snap-back,” they may regain their professional stature. I would’ve loved to have been in the room during that “come back out of retirement and take over” meeting.

  • October 1, 2014 at 4:35pm

    Does the back husband think in that regard? Or once available, look at you as a friend with benefits? If you divorce husband number (1), wouldn’t number (2) think he might be next (greener pastures). Old ex or friend may look at you as a “familiar” divorcee booty call. Just saying.

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