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We all need to stop & thank our grandfathers for the wonderful life we live today.  Mine have gone on to their reward, but more to the point, thank the things invented years ago that we still use today.  Be very thankful they are not new products just not being offered to the public.  Imagine  trying to sell an energy source that provides easily controllable heat for cooking or living, but it’s an odorless, colorless, explosive gas…

We’ve all seen video or movies with cars exploding.  Yep, most of us drive around sitting on top of a bomb & never give it a thought.  And can anyone believe our government would allow that today?  Good thing it was invented before government grew into today’s behemoth.

Aspirin has been around even longer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_aspirin

Many think it could not pass FDA standards. Bayer got into trouble for offering aspirin combined with a supplement into one pill.  It’s legal to buy & take separately, but  combining them is illegal?

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2008/ucm116971.htm

We are allowed to use these products now because they are Grandfathered in, being established products, they don’t have to meet modern government standards.  So my thought for the days is how grateful I am to not need permission to take aspirin.  To not need a permit to heat my home or cook my food.  Trying to be positive and not think about all the things our government ban’s, such as experimental drugs to people with fatal illness.

Government ban’s,

we moan & groan

and it goes on and on.

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  1. Anyone who can -like to explain just how and why this happened to Venezuela?

    Ration Cards, Block Long Food Lines as Inflation Rate in Venezuela Hits 60%

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    by Frances Martel 26 Apr 2014 254 post a comment
    The Bolivarian Socialist revolution has claimed the lives of 41 Venezuelans and forced thousands of others to suffer long lines in supermarkets for basic needs. While the political situation in the country remains dire, the economic situation continues to worsen: Venezuela’s inflation rate reached 60% this month.

    According to Infobae, prices on common goods increased 4.1% in March, with rates increasing 59.4% between March 2013 and March 2014. The numbers are late because the Venezuelan government is late on reporting them — reporting March’s inflation statistics fifteen days later than the legal requirement imposed by the Chavista government on themselves. There is no indication that the individuals running the Venezuelan bureau of economic statistics will receive any punishment for delaying the release of such information.

    The individual statistics for products the Venezuelan government is struggling to import are even more troubling. Venezuelan newspaper El Universal reports that nineteen products have been placed on a “scarcity list,” meaning their availability in the nation is limited. These include vegetable oil, wheat flour, milk, coffee, sugar, canned sardines, pork, and butter, along with eleven other products. A number of these other rare products are derivative of these. Margarine, which is on the list, is made of vegetable oil, and a number of milk products are also running out. The government did not provide any potential solutions to the problem. President Nicolás Maduro has taken to the airwaves heavily in recent weeks to blame the scarcity of basic goods on American “imperialism.”

    This week, Maduro launched a “second economic offensive,” a term he prefers relative to his description of the economic downturn as a “war.” The offensive would require business owners to significantly lower the prices of goods and would focus on punishments for individuals on the western border with Colombia who have been buying and trading goods on the black market. Many capitalist observers have condemned the program for its focus on fines and punishments for those in the middle class trying to survive the economic depression, without offering solutions to satisfy the demand for goods like sugar and flour.

    Maduro also recently imposed ration cards on Venezuelan buyers, denying Venezuelans the right to buy as much of a product as they would need. The ration cards, an idea taken from the Cuban government, were widely received with jeers both in the Venezuelan streets and by the international community. Along with the ration cards, Maduro has forced grocery store owners to install fingerprint identification technology to prevent people from cheating the ration system, and has begun forcing store owners to sell their businesses.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/04/26/Inflation-Rate-in-Venezuela-Hits-Staggering-60-Citizens-Struggle-to-Buy-Milk-Sugar

    • Yup it’s all Bush’s fault.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      VH, This is the end result of Charlie’s utopia. This is also where the progressives are taking us today, but people won’t open their eyes enough to see it coming through all the rose colored glasses being worn. 🙂

    • Ask Sean Penn. It is without a doubt the US Imperialism. Personally, should have let the Germans have it. Probably would have pre-occupied them for awhile.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela_Crisis_of_1902%E2%80%9303

      Then, there was the Nixon thing.

      http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2012/0712/comm/cox_nixon.html

      In all seriousness. like Mexico, the country was endowed with fabulous natural resources but the Spaniards, as they always do, proved to be the absolute worst colonizers (maybe the Belgians get an exception on this for the Congo). They left everything they had in total chaos. Even the influx of Germans and Italians into Argentina with no indigenous population to speak of could not prevent that place from repeatedly going to hell.

  2. gmanfortruth says:

    LOI, Don’t get to comfy, things seem to be getting the ax everyday. Woodburners are a new target. They want to ban some guns because they look scary. What will happen if we have a major, lengthy heat wave across the country this summer? The enviro-nuts will whine about the use of AC’s for the elderly and demand brown outs. Quality healthcare has been all but ended for many people, especially those past the age of 76. Not a surprise, their letting Vets die before they can even get healthcare. To hell with people food, they need a place to put displaced tortoises so the politicians can pad their bank accounts by allowing a solar farm to be built on “the people’s land”.

    Our Grandkids aren’t going to be putting up any monuments for us, we failed them 😦

    • Besides being expensive, wind power is unreliable, as demonstrated by a near-record demand in Texas for home heating in early January, which put a strain on that state’s power grid. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas noted that planned maintenance and unexpected weather-related outages of power plants elsewhere nearly brought on rotating outages.

      Proponents declared triumphantly that wind had saved the Texas grid. But in reality, wind had failed.

      http://energy.i2i.org/tag/energy-grid/

      Put simply, wind energy was unable to fill the gap created by a sudden increase in demand from the cold and the drop in capacity due to the scheduled and unscheduled outages that occurred the morning of Jan. 6. Just as the state experienced a spike in overall energy demand, wind power began to plummet, according to analysis of the council’s data by the Independence Institute.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        I investigated both wind and solar as alternatives to regular power. Neither would have been sufficient, even together, and would have been a horrible investment. Next step, a natural gas generator for emergencies. They can last a longtime even under long term use. As the Feds continue to push us towards third world status, regular electricity will get very expensive. I have a great solution to the problem 🙂

      • What you left out…….the wind projects in Texas, which has dotted the Texas landscape now….( and it look s terrible )….has produced…..more expensive energy that that of coal and oil and gas…but has also produced a greater environmental impact. You gotta love what is not being reported. (1) the Mexican or brown eagle is dying in untold numbers….why? Because the wind turbines are in their habitat and are killing them because they are being flown into…..(2) the Western Crow ( who cares) is being decimated by wind turbines. (3) the long stringy lines of wind turbines that follow the cap rock have…..disrupted the migrating patterns of three types of bees and butterflies that are mainly responsible for pollinating the sugar beats of West Texas and are now having to resort to pollinating by steroids and chemicals…..it is amazing how one green energy project destroys several natural occurrences….all in the name of preservation.

        • The law of unintended consequences.

          • Isn’t that the truth…..the EPA came to Texas and banned certain insecticides that was strong enough and plentiful enough to eradicate the fire ant….save the fire ant……do not use insecticides….save the planet……………….and the end result…..is the decimation of the following: (1) Quail, (2) lizards, (3) Kildees ( the bird ), (4) and turtles. Why is that you ask? Well,all of these species lay eggs on or in the ground…..the most favorite food source of the imported fire ant…..eggs. Now we have no quail, no lizards, almost no turtles…and even the chicken eggs are subject to fire ants. ………………………go figure.

  3. gmanfortruth says:

    @D13, What’s the news about Ukraine these days?

  4. Nothing new or unexpected…..Russian troops are systematically controlling greater expanses of Easter Ukraine….instead of shock troops and masses of tanks rolling into towns….things like railroads, passes, energy stations, communications…are slowly being taken over by “Russian Loyalists”…..it is nothing new for Russia….just a change in strategy to try to remain below the radar. Pretty soon there will be a referendum and a vote ( because Western society deems that as acceptable ) and the Ukraine will be Russia again..at the point of an under the table gun.

  5. gmanfortruth says:

    RE: Donald Sterling”s comments about Blacks. This, much like the Phil Robertson issue, should not be an issue at all. I don’t care if Sterling is a Democrat or not. He is an old man, who, for the record, was being recorded at HIS request because he can’t remember what he says. Notice how this little fact is being ignored by all the race pimps. He is likely suffering from Dementia, which, if anyone one knows how that disease works, people say things that they normally wouldn’t even think. Some get downright mean. There is more to this than an old man ranting, it’s all about money.

    While I don’t agree with what he says, I still defend his RIGHT to say it, recorder be damned. I really doubt that at his age and wealth, he gives a rats ass what other people think anyway, even if he can’t remember what other people think. 😉

    • Not even in the same ballpark as the Robertson issue. This guy will get his justice, weather through the courts or some other means, maybe players throwing games or something like that. He better watch his back, seriously. Robertson doesn’t hate gays like this guy hates blacks. Yep he stepped in it for sure.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        So what, an old white guy don’t like black people. It is not illegal or punishable by any court to express ones views. Why does he have “dues” coming to him, because people don’t like what he says? That’s worse bullshit than being a bigot. Sterling owes nothing to anyone. He may extend an apology if he chooses, but that’s it. Any other action is contrary to freedom and the 1st Amendment.

        Feminists hate men and have said so. Many of different religions say they hate gays and have said so. SO WHAT! In America we can hate anyone and say so. He’s an old man who likely isn’t quite of right mind. It is fun watching the Left try to eat one of their own though. 🙂

        • “So what, an old white guy don’t like black people. It is not illegal or punishable by any court to express ones views.”

          Which is why you do it behind the safety of your keyboard … because you’re a bigot, a punk and a toothless coward … 🙂 🙂 🙂

          • Sedgewick says:

            ” Feminists hate men and have said so. Many of different religions say they hate gays and have said so. SO WHAT! In America we can hate anyone and say so. He’s an old man who likely isn’t quite of right mind. ”

            People are free to a mind of their own. The issue is when it becomes actions that violate others. He can be a crazy old man and hate whoever he wants to. But if he were to start harming or harassing others, he crosses the line into someone else’s rights.

            It doesn’t matter what people are, they are still humans with the same rights. While you may not violate someone by hating them, it doesn’t serve you or society well.

            Violence comes from hate, which comes from fear, which comes from ignorance. It all starts with ignorance. Seeing someone as separate and different and therefore lesser than or a threat, rather than another human being, is the root of such ignorance. The cure is knowledge and understanding and/or tolerance.

            If you can tolerate an interracial or lesbian couple or freak of nature living in your village, you can see they are not to worry over. You absolve yourself of the hang-up. If you still hate them, you at least learn to cope with differences.

            This is why places like NYC don’t have the same issues. NYC has been a melting pot for a long time. They’ve had to learn and embrace coexistence. Generally speaking, they’re over it.

            • Sedgewick says:

              When producing the 70’s TV show “The Jeffersons”, the casting people weren’t sure how Roxy Roker felt about playing the wife of a white man. It turns out she was married to a white Jewish man. They had a son together. He became a rock star.

      • Nah,,,,,they really don’t care….as long as the paycheck keeps regular….So, the owner is a jerk and an obvious bigot…..don’t play for him. Turning your jersey around and throwing them on the floor proves nothing……it is not even a protest. Walk off the court and do not play for this guy…..To me…buying tickets, watching them on TV, continuing to play and collect your salary is condoning the action.

        What this guy did is now a controversy and the media and the Shaprton’s will play it up…..and the end result…..more people will watch and more people will tune in to see what happens next.

    • The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state. Most black children grew up in homes with two parents during all that time but most grow up with only one parent today.

      Liberals have pushed affirmative action, supposedly for the benefit of blacks and other minorities. But two recent factual studies show that affirmative action in college admissions has led to black students with every qualification for success being artificially turned into failures by being mismatched with colleges for the sake of racial body count.

      The two most recent books that show this with hard facts are “Mismatch” by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr., and “Wounds That Will Not Heal” by Russell K. Nieli. My own book “Affirmative Action Around the World” shows the same thing with different evidence.

      In all these cases, and many others, liberals take positions that make them look good and feel good — and show very little interest in the actual consequences for others, even when liberal policies are leaving havoc in their wake.[/quote]

      http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/04/cliven_bundy_delenda_est.html

      • I am afraid that you are right…..LOI. It is the “sky is falling” now….racism is screamed so much….I am immune to it. I do not believe it anymore and the sad part of it is….when there is actual racism…..it is lumped together with the Al Sharpton crowd and gets nowhere…..it is a non issue with me now.

        • “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

          “Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith.”

          Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/28/quoting-winston-churchill-can-get-you-arrested-in-england/#ixzz30HHoxXEk

          • 1st, a warning, this is what happens when you do not have a written constitution guaranteeing anything. Not that it seems to matter much over here anymore. 2nd, anybody wonder why the Big O sent back the Churchill bust? That plus the Mau-Mau.

  6. Take note in Texas…….The BLM is trying to take jurisdiction of land that is NOT FEDERAL. The land owners have title, deed of trust, and owe no fees or taxes, The “jurisdiction: is claimed because it is border land that is changed periodically by the changing nature of the Red River….Oklahoma and Texas have agreed, and it has been approved by the Congress of the United States, on how to handle the shifting border. BLM is claiming, or trying to claim jurisdiction by using imminent domain and an obscure “navigable water” provision. ( Now understand, the Red River is practically dry and at its deepest part is knee deep and full of quicksand.) but, if the water moves by one cubic foot per second, it is considered navigable no matter how deep or shallow.

    Texas is not buying into it at all. It is nothing more than a power grab…..taking land that is owned, operated, deeded, no taxes nor fees due, and is PRIVATE LAND duly recorded. This is why the Attorney General, the Governor, and the people of this great State have said and re-iterate it…….Come and Take It…( for reference, look up come and take it in Texas History and Gonzalez, Texas)

    Attorney General Abbott quoting a well known statement from 1835 said ” Every one who knows the Texans, or who has heard of them, would naturally conclude that they never would submit to be disarmed. Any government that would attempt to disarm its people is despotic; and any people that would submit to it deserves to be slaves!”

    He went on to say that claiming private land under the name of the US Government is tantamount to the same thing as Santa Anna trying to disarm the people of TEJAS…(Texas).

    A line has been drawn for the Federal Government…..come and take it……if you think you can, This land that the BLM wants is PRIVATE…..with PRIVATE ownership and duly recorded. IT is the position of Texas that the BLM has NO JURISDICTION here…and that the use of the term Federal Government….means nothing.

    Let’s see what happens,

  7. Just A Citizen says:

    TRay, et al.

    An email I just received describing the drought in the Tahoe Basin and Nevada.

    Attached was a picture of people standing on the beach where they would normally be “under water”.

    “Hope all is well up in the wet northwest! We concluded our annual pre-fire season training/workshop with this picture at Sand Harbor. Stream runoff has peaked and the numbers are beyond shocking, Truckee will drop to 15% of normal, Humboldt will dry up below BM w/ no water reaching Rye Patch and the Carson/Walker will drop to +/- 23%…… So much for launching a boat or catching a fish!”

    • Hi JAC…..welcome back…….water? IS that the wet stuff that falls from the sky?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Sometimes, but mostly it is the stuff that runs in what you folks call gullies. Only ours are full of that WATER stuff. They are more than ankle deep and you cannot throw a rock across most of them.

        • Been awhile since you have been here, my West Coast friend…..our gullies run with lizards, snakes, scorpions and dust….the only time water is in them is when it rains and flash floods…..then it is gone again. Water in Texas is becoming more valuable than gold.

          Kudos to Texas…….Nissan is leaving California and bringing 4,000 jobs to Texas.

          • Poacher 🙂

            • Sorry…to borrow a well worn phrase from the liberal left…..I mis-spoke. It was Toyota and not Nissan. Along with Occidental Petroleum a couple of months ago. Rumor has it that Remington is going to leave Connecticut this year.

              No corporate income tax…no personal state income tax…..right to work state……and a balanced budget.

    • JAC, thanks for thinking of us. We are well aware of the problem. Here on the west slope we have enough water for this year if used wisely. The problem is next year should the coming winter be dry. We were asked several weeks ago to conserve 30% but the figure has not been met so we just started mandatory water restrictions. Irrigation is limited to 2 days a week from 7 pm to 10 am. It that doesn’t work they will be raising the rates. One of the reasons the voluntary restrictions have not worked is they raised residential water rates significantly a couple of years ago. Most people were already conserving if they were not on an ag rate. It is hard to cut back when you already have. However, there are still many homes and business with well landscaped homes that are irrigating although it is not yet necessary. I have not watered anything yet this year and I have radishes to pick, lettuce, potatoes, garlic onions, and carrots up. Neither have I watered any of my fruit trees. We just got over an inch of rain this weekend with about 18″ of snow in the mountains. Not a lot but timely. I should not have to water for almost 2 weeks and then only the garden. It is supposed to hit 90°F for 3 days this week but should drop back to more seasonable temperatures later. I am on a small farm ag rate so have fairly cheap water after the initial domestic allotment. I only use about 2 acre feet/yr.

      Gov. Brown just issued an EO saying that environmental rules can be suspended although this only applies to state rules. The problem is the Feds since they control the water flow into the delta and the dams. He is also blocking HOAs from fining residents who allow their yards to brown out. It will be interesting to see if this happens. I personally do not water my lawn. It turns brown every year. I water my trees heavily and then do not water for several days. Usually I watch the cherry trees as they seem to be the most sensitive. When they are dry, their leaves start to droop. My plumb trees are in a low area with deep soil. I have not watered them for several years and they have survived. They must have deep roots in an area with a high water table. So it is going to be hard for me to reduce water consumption without doing real harm to the trees.

      One must remember that this crisis was entirely predictable and avoidable. Our water system was built for 27M. We no have almost $38M in the state. Would have more but TX keeps poaching our businesses. Sacramento decided years ago to spend the money someplace else. Even now there are no serious plans to prevent this from happening again.

  8. Sedgewick says:

    @ Flag

    Why do ants do the things they do? …because they’re ants, of course. Ant DNA says ants exhibit behavioral patterns A B and C, …

    Why have humans built a world based on force and/or enslavement? …because humans are inherently evil, of course. It’s who we are. Our DNA says we are selfish. It is what drives a need for a win/lose in the form of conquest or control.

    Drop Mr. Rogers in a pit with a dagger and a hungry pissed off tiger or Mike Tyson, or in a foxhole in the middle of intense battle. What happens? …Mr Rogers’ adrenaline spikes so high that he goes into a dissociative state and becomes a vicious killer. Kill or be killed turns Mr. Rogers into a bad-ass.

    The root of our psyche is the Id, the reptilian service to ME. It is what motivates us to survive as an individual entity. Any threat to human ‘ego’ will trigger the animal within, even if only subtly.

    The whole world is based upon systems that do exactly that, only with a straw-man divide and conquer framework strategy called government and a bunch of shit that we do not need, except to serve as idols in which to attach our personal identity, our egos in tangible form, if you will.

    Because such systems are engrained in our culture over so long a period, because people have attached their egos, any change in the status-quot is a threat and will be met with fierce resistance.

    You cannot talk people out of human nature. Any attempt is a waste of time, futile.

    Humanity will not evolve past it before becoming completely enslaved. How long before names are ‘unnecessary’? Mr. 25806975801127880315188420605149?

    Either you wreck it all to hell (sooner rather than later) in order to stave it off until it locks up again. …or you select a few like Noah and family, and exterminate the rest.

    We are not gods, only ordinary men. And why bother with futility?

    Thoughts?

  9. Sedgewick says:

  10. I guess this guy isn’t a racist either … not to SUFA. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/donald-sterling-republican-democrat-politics-nba-racism
    Yeeee-hawwwwwwwww!

    • Actually he is a crazy old fart with some chippie young enough to be his great grand daughter taking him for all he is worth. Probably figured she was publicly cuckolding him with black guys. He can make this all go away with a small donation to one of his good buddy’s (Rev. Al) charities.

    • He is an ass……belongs in the same room with Al Sharpton…

    • I certainly hope that was not aimed at me….podnuh!!!!!! THems fightin’ words……

      • if they were my words, Colonel, they were aimed at Gman … if they were his words, they were aimed at me, I’m sure. I have no beef with others here … nor would I back down from a fight. Just sayin ‘ …

          • Works for me … I think it’s the SUFA crowd that is into the violence … all those guns, you know … 🙂

            but I do appreciate your taking both our comments off, LOI. I pledge to only respond from this point forward … when he fires, I will fire back … and so long as you delete both comments, it’s a beautiful thing. He used to either delete mine or change them. Peace … and how ’bout my Marxist Pope!

            • “Don’t fire until you see the whites of his eyes”

            • Charlie, sorry but I never saw his comment. Maybe he took it down? Maybe he set you up to look bad? And you fell for it? Man, pranked & outsmarted by a righty, red-neck….. Maybe you should go to GNC & get one of those mental function supplements? Oh, and something else to think about:

              http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/04/politico_gives_away_the_game.html

              “the top one percent of the top once percent of income earners – the people who have expanded their share of national income, while the rest of the one percent (and the rest of us) get to divvy up the rest.

              Of course, the Politico story doesn’t say that outright, but you can read between the lines. Ben White and Maggie Haberman write:

              Wall Street Republicans’ dark secret: Hillary Clinton 2016

              This is not to say that Clinton is the preference of Republicans in the financial sector — far from it. Most shake their heads when asked directly if Clinton is someone they could support. But when the contrast is against some of the non-establishment hopefuls, their comfort level becomes clearer.

              This line of thinking is a direct response to fiery rhetoric from people like Rand Paul, who used the 2013 CPAC conference in Washington to rip the financial industry, saying “there is nothing conservative about bailing out Wall Street.”

              Ted Cruz, whose wife works at Goldman Sachs, is viewed negatively by many in the industry for his support of last year’s government shutdown and scorched earth approach to political battle. Cruz fired up an activist gathering in New Hampshire earlier this month with the kind of provocative populist message that makes bankers very nervous. “The rich and powerful, those who walk the corridors of power, are getting fat and happy,” Cruz thundered. At the same event, Paul argued that the GOP “cannot be the party of fat cats, rich people and Wall Street.”

              That kind of talk leaves some rich people contemplating the notion of supporting Clinton in what would amount to a reversion to 2008, when Wall Street money went nearly 2 to 1 for then-Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain. Even those who could never back her don’t see her as a huge threat to the business community.”

              • Charlie, Could you explain to me why you believe using the name Redskins in derogatory? I keep thinking about it-I can’t help but believe that is was intended as a compliment to native- americans when the team was named this-it seems to me that a lot of things that were used to help make people more included is now being labeled racist.

              • VH, what ethnic background/nationality are you? I’m Italian. Calling a football team, Redskins, is akin to calling them WOPS or GUINEAS or DAGOS … it was never meant as a compliment. Nor were the countless John Wayne westerns depicting them as savages throughout Hollywood for so many decades … the purpose, I believe, was to minimalize the absolute raping of their culture and genocide that they suffered … make believe they never existed and there will be no guilt for what was done to them. As bad as what was done to African-Americans and pretty much every other ethnic group, Native Americans suffered and lost more than all others.

              • Just A Citizen says:

                American most certainly required DISCOVERY.

                It was North America, as in the continent or the land that existed. But the CONCEPT of America was not only Discovered but CREATED.

                By Europeans in case you forgot.

              • And in that creation, in case YOU forgot, an entire people were wiped out, genocide, cultural rape and robbery. I thought you guys were supposed to be against the use of violence to take things from other people? I guess not, huh? JAC, you’re so obvious … do you walk around with a sign hanging from your skinny neck?

              • Just A Citizen says:

                I suppose you are talking about those tribes and peoples that were wiped from the earth by the Indians the Europeans found here. Or did you just conveniently forget them because it doesn’t fit your racist and bigoted narrative.

              • And today, JAC, you win asshole of the week! 🙂

              • How is it pinch hitting for our favorite bigot?

                You did swell, son …

              • And I supposed the fact they were an indigenous population can somehow be explained away as well, JAC.

                VH, the point was made. Calling them “Redskins” or “Savages” is pretty much one in the same. It is not a term of endearment, the way calling JAC a jerkoff wouldn’t be one. It is as highly insulting as calling a black person the N word or an eye-talian a Dago/WOP, etc. Snyder (the owner of the team) is aware of this and refuses to budge because his fan base refuses to budge — thus confirming the institutionalization of yet another American prejudice. Thank you all and good night 🙂

              • Just A Citizen says:

                Charlie

                You keep after the Redskins name yet you obviously do NOT know what the root of that name is about. And it has nothing to do with stereotyping an entire race and it most certainly was not created as anything but complimentary.

                Redskins was created for two reasons. To play off the name Red Sox and to pay tribute to the friend of the teams owner, who the owner hired as a coach.

                Oh, and the team was the BOSTON Redskins which was the new name, changed from Boston Braves. A name the team shared with the Baseball team they also shared the field with.

                Only problem with the “compliment” of using Redskin to honor the friend and coach was that it turned out he was Elizabeth Warren’s relative. Sorry, couldn’t resist that one. He lied about his Indian heritage.

                So you see folks, maybe those Native groups howling about the Redskin name is not because they view it as Dego or Wop, but because they know it represents a fraudulent Native American. One who could have resolved the whole thing by running for Congress as a Democrat.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Dietz

              • Good try, JAC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redskin_(slang) Note the word SLANG … not the fact the nigger and negro were once acceptable in American culture (including the white house) … note something that makes sense just once.

              • Just A Citizen says:

                Charlie

                When are you going to realize that the Indians were violently conquered due to the application of YOUR ethical standard, not my standard?

                It was not the enlightenment view of non violence or the modern view of non coercion that was the mainstay of European and thus American thinking. It was the view that the few could be sacrificed for the good of the many. The Natives were FEW and our ancestors were MANY.

                So you have nobody to thank but your own Philosophical Family tree.

              • JAC, how do you come up with this bullshit? “The Natives were FEW and our ancestors were MANY.” Really? So a few boats land in America but there were more people on them than the indigenous population? Seriously, dude, get a grip. Not only were native north Americans wiped out, your buddies did a pretty good job in South America as well … and it everything to do with taking control of land that WASN’T THEIRS, but was rich in resources. Greed, moron. A pretty simple formula … one you protect as if it’s the decent thing to do. Not to worry, JAC, we’re stil winning. Every day we win just a little bit more … so keep barking … howl all you want, sucker … 🙂 Me, I’m gonna watch the hockey playoffs 🙂

              • gmanfortruth says:

                For the record, LOI was right. This right wing red neck played you like a violin, BWHAhahaha!

              • Just A Citizen says:

                Gman

                Hows your ailments going??

              • gmanfortruth says:

                Healing well. Six weeks out, just started in real shoes finally. Bad weather don’t help, but I keep on going.

              • Just A Citizen says:

                Gman

                Could you start a new article page to see if it fixes this posting sequence issue.

                Or am I the only one experiencing it?

              • No….I have posts showing up everywhere.

              • gmanfortruth says:

                I’m out of State till later tonight. LOI has been running things

              • Did you swallow? Was it tasty?

              • Just A Citizen says:

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              • Just A Citizen says:

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              • Jeez, you just had to go there!

              • Just A Citizen says:

                SK

                Which comment are you referring to?

                Nothing on my end is posted in proper sequence.

          • Jeez you surprised me, I always thought he was saying was, “All we are saying is give Pete a chance” Never could figure out who “Pete” was.

        • No problemo, Charlie…I was teasing anyway. You and I can do this, you empty headed Plutonian harbinger of dust mites……..

    • Good job, Illusion!

    • Things seem to go along well for a while and then deteriorate again. I have been known, by friends, associates and my sons to begin a diatribe laced with an assortment of invectives that can continue for twenty minutes without ever repeating myself. I do not do it here! I reserve it for the A-holes out there on the street. We should ALL attempt to do the same no matter how frustrated we may be.

      As they might say out there on 141 and Lenox, “Chill bro”.

  11. Check with your local senators and reps…..support SB 204 and HR 946. Those are two bills that are ” right to work ” for all states. It does not do away with unions but it does eliminate forced dues and closed shop states. It guarantees a right to work without INVOLUNTARY dues being extracted.

  12. Can anyone else add things that would be banned today if they hadn’t been introduced years ago, before government had so much power?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      LOI

      How about:

      1. The Hydro electric system on the Columbia River System.

      2. The US HIghway and Internet system.

      3. Unicycles.

      4. Auto’s weighing more than 2000 lbs.

  13. “Charlie, sorry but I never saw his comment. Maybe he took it down? Maybe he set you up to look bad? And you fell for it? Man, pranked & outsmarted by a righty, red-neck….. Maybe you should go to GNC & get one of those mental function supplements?”

    No, actually either you’re a moron trying to be cute (don’t bother) or blind … either way it works. 🙂

  14. Sedgewick says:

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-likens-islam-nazism-again

    Pat Robertson Likens Islam To Nazism, Again;

    “What we’re looking at is a world system like the Nazis, and the Nazis thought of themselves as a religion, Communism thought of itself as a religion, but all have a concept of world domination that they’re going to put people in a bind and at the same time take them away from Jesus,” Robertson said, adding that “the greatest weapon against that kind of thing is the power of God and the spoken word.”

    …The anti-Muslim propaganda machine at work. This is how people become scared and intolerant.

    Required in Islam is recognition of Jesus as a miracle virginal conception as ordered by God, and that he was given the ability to perform miracles like healing the blind and raising the dead. Islam recognizes Jesus’s ministry as a path to Allah/God. Islam recognizes Moses and Noah and Adam, and many of the same ideas taught in the bible…like Jesus himself describing himself as God’s messenger.

    What is the message?

    Why/How does this scare people?

  15. Just A Citizen says:

    Well you can add me to the list of Tea Party victims of the IRS.

    Spent all morning sitting through my first AUDIT, ever.

    Interesting couple of factoids for ya’ll.

    One, I was required to bring copies of my 1040 which I assumed was because my originals would be at the IRS archives where they were filed. Funny thing. The auditor had the “original” for the year in question. However, I was told to provide copies of two additional years after the year in question. Which ironically was the year I moved to Oregon, 2011..

    Two, during the review the issue of the process of how I secure income work as a consultant was reviewed. While explaining why I had no income the past few years due to the recession the auditor produced a summary sheet of my Business Income and Expenses going back to 2009. Two years BEFORE the year in question.

    So if I mail my tax returns to San Francisco or St. Louis or Salt Lake City, how does it wind up on some guys desk in Portland, Oregon THREE YEARS later??? If only certain expense items were in question for a given year, then why did the fellow have a summary of over 5 years of income and expenses.

    For the record, the young man conducting the audit was very friendly and personable, as accountants can be, and he was very helpful and pretty fair about the whole thing. I expect to get a bill for more “contributions to the beast” but at least I don’t feel like they were simply out to put the screws to me. Then again, I haven’t seen the final bill.

    Now with all the nice things out of the way, I am convinced more than ever that the whole process is Unconstitutional and another affront to our privacy and liberty we thank the Supreme Court for imposing upon us.

    The list of “mandatory” questions about my family and business went far beyond what was needed to address the few audit issues. I fully expect that information can be used against me in some way or used to update the “algorithms” they use to target people for audit.

    While being advised of my rights as a taxpayer there was NEVER any mention of my right to remain silent or to simply halt the proceedings and leave. I do have the right to secure a third party, subject to that party meeting IRS standards and certifications.

    As I have said many times, it is time to BAN THE IRS. This requires completely changing our system of Taxation.

    It matters not that the career people in the IRS are nice, pleasant, forthright or honest. The POWER that agency has is the very definition of COERCIVE. And it is far to great to be allowed to continue.

  16. Just A Citizen says:

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  17. Just A Citizen says:

    Are others having problems getting your comments posted in the proper place???

  18. Ok, I have been watching and listening to several channels..both conservative and liberal….reading several things,both conservative and liberal…..on this jack ass of the Clippers….I think his name is Sterling. I am confused about something…..

    1) He is supposedly running around with some bimbo who either secretly taped or allowed a conversation to be secretly taped between them. Pillow talk, if you will.Then, this tape is made public….a secretly taped conversation. People are outraged at his comments which he has a history of for decades…….Why is no one upset that a conversation was secretly taped and made public? Why is this bimbo not going to jail which she should do for making a tape without the man’s knowledge and then discloses it?

    2) Since this man has decades old history and has been sued and paid for several racist type issues over the last 20 years…is nominated for some prestigious award from the NAACP or some such organization……..why are blacks playing for him and taking his money\?

    3) Why is the black community showing up at his ball games and paying to watch his team if he is so despicable?

    4) Why don’t the players just walk off and not play for this guy who has been racist for years and years?

    5) Why is the local NAACP Chapter of Los Angeles suddenly (today) forgiving this decades old racist because he will pledge millions to their program for what he said……even though he will continue to be racist as he has in the past.

    Is it me or has the black community been bought off, yet again.,,,,as recompense for something he says…..and still continues to support him? Is this not hypocrisy?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      D13

      Appropriate comments and shared by someone else closer to the situation:

      “So, if we’re all going to be outraged, let’s be outraged that we weren’t more outraged when his racism was first evident. Let’s be outraged that private conversations between people in an intimate relationship are recorded and publicly played. Let’s be outraged that whoever did the betraying will probably get a book deal, a sitcom, trade recipes with Hoda and Kathie Lee, and soon appear on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars.”

      Seems Colonel you are in good company regarding your views on this.

      • Oh…..ok…..I have not seen this before…..I hope that I am not repeating someone’s diatribe…if so….apologies…..but my questions still stand.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          d13

          Not repeating Sir. Just apparently sharing the same outrage and questions as another person.

          One who happens to be a prominent ex NBA player himself. 🙂

          I would say that is a compliment.

          As to the answer, I think you know it. RACISM and Political Correctness VIGILANTES.

  19. Just A Citizen says:

    How a noisy and well healed minority can use PC Vigilantes to overrun the will of the people. And why the “outrage” of people like Charlie is so often misplaced.

    Even those who are supposed to be offended. Seems the Self Righteous don’t even care when the victims themselves stand up and say…Stop It. Why should that matter to the self appointed keepers of all thing righteous and moral.

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8045554/north-dakota-residents-vote-let-school-scrap-fighting-sioux-nickname

  20. I thought the idea when picking a name for a sports team was to pick the most ferocious name/mascot possible to drive fear into the opponent. Hence Lions and Tigers and Bears…. The Indians although out numbered and out gunned were ferocious fighters. As such selecting such a name is a complement. Banana Slugs (UC Santa Cruz) just doesn’t carry the same connotations.

  21. Just A Citizen says:

    Plainly

    Same question. Are you beginning to heal yet??

  22. Ok…..I have another question….

    This owner of the Clippers….Sterling….has a private conversation that was illegally taped and aired and is now banned for life simply for telling his girlfriend not to bring blacks to the game……

    Hmmmmm….So when Al Sharpton goes on national TV and ridicules black men that did not vote for Obama as “Uncle Toms” and “wannabe crackers”……should he not be banned for life from TV?

    • gmanfortruth says:

      No, while I disagree with the banning, I’m not sure what contractual issues are involved. Sharptan is not much different than Charlie, and both still deserve free speech.

      The lady who leaked the tapes should face a lawsuit or criminal charges.

  23. JAC….my posts are showing up everywhere….

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