"what will you do if your boyfriend cheats on you?" me:
Are you kidding me? How is this at all acceptable? Would it also be appropriate to say that if my girlfriend cheats on me I’m going to cut her nipples off or something? Like what the actual fuck? I’m not saying that cheating is okay, but this certainly is not okay, like at all. You fucking people aren’t right.
P.S. The real world isn’t going to accommodate you and your “comfort.” When you get off Tumblr, there aren’t any trigger warnings. Wearing a nametag with your “gender identity” on it would be absolutely laughable. You’ll have to learn to be an adult and deal with people without being psychotic and wishing death on them.
Rebloging twice because people should have to read this more than once
“Americans will spend more this year per capita on taxes than on food ($2,693), clothing ($1,404) and shelter ($5,833) combined. The single highest spending item is federal taxes, at $7,026 … Arizonans’ per-capita bite is $9,041, a combination of federal and state taxes.”—Sara Hammond, The Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 19, 1999.(via philosophicalconservatism)
RadioShack Corp., the struggling electronics retailer, is in danger of running out of cash before it can complete a turnaround, Moody’s Investors Service said.
I blame the fact they moved away from selling electronics and components to focusing on cell phones which is an overly saturated market. I say this as someone who had worked at Radioshack. When most of your customers come in for electronic components which are common parts and Radioshack refuses to carry them in store, but emphasizes selling phones. This is exactly what happened. It’s changed a lot in my life, when I was little I could go in at 8 years old (by myself mom would drop me off) and I would grab capacitors, and more I needed. The other day I was building a very simple portable activated carbon air filtration system for a friend who smokes pipes and cigars but neighbors in the apartment above have complained. I had to go online for the proper resistor, which is a very common resistance.
I stopped shopping at Radioshack years ago. They changed from people who could help you with just about anything electronics related to a bunch of khaki-wearing hipsters trying to sell you a phone or satellite dish.
They should have stuck with what made them. Maybe this will wake them up. Who knows.
A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.
On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs “deserve to lose a few.”
Ventura testified that Kyle fabricated the passage about punching him. Kyle said in testimony videotaped before his death last year that his story was accurate.
Legal experts had said Ventura had to clear a high legal bar to win, since as a public figure he had to prove “actual malice.” According to the jury instructions, Ventura had to prove with “clear and convincing evidence” that Kyle either knew or believed what he wrote was untrue, or that he harbored serious doubts about its truth. The jury sent the judge a note Monday saying they didn’t think they could reach a unanimous verdict. He told them to keep trying.
After finding in favor of Ventura, the jury was also tasked with awarding damages for any harm to his reputation, humiliation and embarrassment. Jurors had to find that Ventura suffered an economic loss as a direct result of Kyle’s statements, or that Kyle used Ventura to profit unjustly.
Neither Ventura nor Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, were in the courtroom for the verdict. Chris Kyle was slain at a Texas gun range last year, so his widow is executor of his estate with control over proceeds from book royalties and movie rights.
In his closing argument, Ventura attorney David Bradley Olsen said he believes Kyle’s estate has earned more than $6 million from the book, and suggested that $5 million to $15 million would be reasonable compensation for what he said was irreparable harm to Ventura’s reputation.
“The verdict will tell the world Chris Kyle’s story was a lie,” Olsen said.
Olsen said Kyle’s claims that Ventura said he hated America, thought the U.S. military was killing innocent civilians in Iraq and that the SEALs “deserve to lose a few” had made him a pariah in the community that mattered most to him – the brotherhood of current and former SEALs.
“One-point-five million people have bought the book,” he said. “Millions more heard Fox TV trash Jesse Ventura because of it. And the story went viral on the Internet and will be there forever.”
Defense attorney John Borger had told jurors in his own closing argument that the 11 witnesses presented by the defense “tell a compelling and consistent story” that backed Kyle’s version.
U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, who is not related to the author, told jurors they weren’t charged with determining whether Ventura was punched, but rather whether he was defamed by the remarks Kyle attributed to him.
Chris Kyle, regarded as the deadliest military sniper in U.S. history, included a brief account in his book of a confrontation at a bar in Coronado, California, with a man he called “Scruff Face.” In promotional interviews, Kyle identified the man as Ventura, a former SEAL who became a pro wrestler and movie actor before being elected for one term as Minnesota governor in 1998. Ventura was in Coronado for a SEAL reunion and graduation ceremony.
Olsen said inconsistencies in testimony from defense witnesses about what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2006, were so serious that their stories couldn’t be trusted. He also pointed out that people who were with Ventura that night testified that the alleged confrontation never happened. And he said Ventura would never have said any of the remarks attributed to him because he remains proud of his and his parents’ military service.
“The statement is completely out of character for Jesse Ventura. He never said anything like that in his life, and he never will,” he said.
Ventura testified that his income as a television personality fell sharply as job offers dried up in the wake of “American Sniper.” Borger said Ventura’s career as an entertainer was in decline well before that.
It’s another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia.
And guess what Obamoron is going to do about it? He is going to WRITE a letter to Putin and say, please stop. Yeah, that shows balls and leadership there, right? Obamoron is a joke and blight to the world. The weakest, most pathetic excuse for a leader I have ever witnessed or read about.
During a town hall meeting at a summit with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, President Obama explained to a young African student that to succeed, a burgeoning country required a system of laws.
Regardless of the resources a country possesses, regardless of how talented the people are, if you do not have a basic system of rule of law, of respect for civil rights and human rights, if you do not give people a credible, legitimate way to work through the political process to express their aspirations, if you don’t respect basic freedom of speech and freedom of assembly … it is very rare for a country to succeed.
Obama made his remarks as critics have denounced his “lawlessness,” particularly through his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order, his decision to trade five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and his controversial Obamacare law.
The Supreme Court recently ruled 9-0 against Obama after his illegal appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
What you need to know is that he’s a crook, an idiot, and most most of the Republicans in the Senate voted to confirm him.
Finally, Sessions pointed out that “at his hearing, Mr. Donovan could not answer fundamental questions from Senator Johnson about the Social Security Trust Fund.” During that hearing, Johnson asked Donovan if he found agreement with how the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — which Donovan now heads — described the Social Security Trust Fund in 2010. As Johnson summarized the OMB report, “you have an asset in the Trust Fund offset by the liability, netting to zero value for the federal government.”
Donovan’s answer was to regurgitate political talking points. Specifically, he said that “it’s important for seniors to understand that those are full faith and credit obligations of the U.S. government…” He then said that — emphasis added — “if [the Trust Fund and liabilities] are offsetting, I believe…that the Trust Fund is a useful tool for the American people and seniors to understand transparently the long-term costs of Social Security.”
Donovan followed this non-answer with several nonsensical responses to Johnson’s next question, regarding how the Treasury would redeem Trust Fund assets in the form of Treasury bonds. He appeared to not know the proper answer: that taxes would have to rise, benefits would have to be cut, or more debt would have to be incurred.
He did eventually confess, at least in part, to a piece of the truth: that deficits greater than what could be funded by existing revenues “would have to be financed.” In other words, the federal government would have to borrow the money.
Clearly, what a senior Senate aide told me is correct: Donovan does not understand what the Social Security Trust Fund is, or the severity of Social Security’s financial problems.
Yet the Senate Budget Committee approved his nomination, and the Senate allowed him to head up one of the most important finance-related offices in the federal government. In a statement to me, Johnson, who voted against Donovan, said that he did so because Donovan was dishonest.
“Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen were willing to acknowledge what the Office of Management and Budget’s own publication stated — that the trust fund consists of an asset offset by a liability, netting to zero,” said the Senator. “They were willing to be truthful with the American public. Shaun Donovan was not.”
It is not just a lack of knowledge that should have kept Donovan from heading up OMB. Sessions’ speech also highlighted a fraud investigation taking place by the Inspector General (IG) of HUD. According to the IG report, published on May 30 of this year, a non-staff consultant for HUD was paid $622,369 from February 14, 2011 through February 27, 2014, from an account that was illegally accessed for the payments.
As one Hill staffer told me, “we could see the OMB director simultaneously in office and in jail” over the investigation.
”Owning a gun in your home is fine, but we can’t just have random people toting guns around”.
Who are these “random people” being referred to in this quote? They are your fellow Americans, your fellow citizens. You see the gun control debate is about something much deeper than firearms. One of the necessary features of Statism is the creation of a sense of alienation and mistrust within the citizens of a society toward one another. The weaker the bonds of civil society, the more government can rush in to fill the gap. The stronger the bonds of civil society the less dominant government becomes in general, and once the citizens of a society learn to trust one another more in one area, it tends to overlap into other areas.
“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”
I honestly don’t see how having a gun in a situation where both of your assailants already have a gun pointed at you would help anything.
So just get down on your knees
Curl up into a ball.
Whimper in fear
and beg for mercy
from the ones that would hurt you
and your family.
Or defend yourself.
Or defend your loved ones.
Your wife or husband.
Stand up and defend yourself
or kneel and die.
All bullshit aside, criminals don’t often practice their accuracy. They don’t often maintain their weapons. Shooting a person takes the correct mindset plus practice and properly maintained equipment. If you are lucky, they will miss entirely or simply fail to fire and you will be able to shoot both of the attackers. if you are not as lucky, you get shot. But you might stop the attack. You might still live through the attack. At the very least, those two bad guys will think twice about attacking the next person.
But absolutely nothing good at all will come of giving the criminals what they want and being shot or raped or whatever they intend. There is no good to be found in dying on your knees in front of a pair of scumbags.
Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price (D) was arrested Friday and charged with taking $950,000 in bribes in what prosecutors say was a scheme to use his position on the commissioner’s court to enrich himself.
A 13-count indictment unsealed Friday names Price, his longtime chief of staff Dapheny Elaine Fain and two political consultants, Kathy Louise Nealy and Christian Lloyd Campbell.
Price and Nealy are accused of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud and tax evasion. Campbell is accused of participating in the conspiracy.
Price and Fain are accused of running a business that provided Price with another $133,000 that was never reported on income taxes.
In total, Price is accused of receiving around $1,150,000 in bribes and other taxable income from several sources that was concealed or disguised, according to the indictment.
those “don’t tread on my rights” stickers with a bunch of guns are hilarous. what about my rights as a woman? can i get one with a birth control packet and a female symbol on it? if anything is unecessary, it’s the so-called right of flashing your stupid penis extentions around everywhere.
No one is treading on those rights, no one is stopping you from getting and taking birth control. Just go and buy them like an adult, come on, you can do it!
Birth control is not a right. The ability to keep and bear arms is. I think people who spout this stupid crap need to take a moment to actually read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
This is what ensures your naturally given rights. If there is anything a person should learn from U.S. history, it’s this.
Political strategy in which techniques of agitation and propaganda are used to influence public opinion. Originally described by the Marxist theorist Georgy Plekhanov and then by Vladimir Ilich Lenin, it called for both emotional and reasoned arguments. The term, a shortened form for the Agitation and Propaganda Section of the Communist Party in the former Soviet Union, has been used in English, typically with a negative connotation, to describe any work—especially in drama and other art forms—that aims to indoctrinate the public and achieve political goals.
Today, Hamas media showed these two images of what they claim is an Israeli F-16I targeted by Hamas.
This specific fighter, “Sufa 489” was damaged in 2006.
During the Second Lebanon War, Sufa 489 started a takeoff run prior to a strike mission in Lebanon. A tire burst during takeoff. The team jettisoned the ordnance on the runway and ejected from the plane safely. The plane was written off, given the heavy fire damage. In 2010, members of the Ramon AFB ground crew turned the aircraft frame into a rescue simulator for pilots stuck in the cockpit.
The inquiry commission found that the plane was fitted with Barak (F-16 C/D) tires that do not fit the Sufa.
Here is an image of the wrecked aircraft being hoisted by a crane after the accident. Note the number 489, and the matching damage:
This is the kind of misinformation that sways public opinion all over the world. The Liberal left, as well as terrorist organizations, have been using it for decades. Sadly, too few people get past the knee jerk emotional reaction and look it up for themselves.
A police chief in Wisconsin is getting off easy after stealing the identity of a Tea Party leader in his town and using it to harass him.
from Lacrosse Tribune (emphasis mine):
Embattled town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen pleaded not contest today to a misdemeanor that accuses him of using a tea party activist’s information online during work hours to retaliate for a federal lawsuit brought against him.
The charge will be dismissed in two years if Kelemen avoids new crimes, continues counseling and completes 40 hours of community service under the conditions of a diversion agreement.
After months of conflict between the town, police and tea party activists, Kelemen in January and March used activist Greg Luce’s name, address, phone number and email address to create accounts on pornographic, dating and insurance websites, according to police reports.
Kelemen initially denied his conduct during a May 27 interview with investigators before admitting his conduct, which he didn’t view as “that big of a deal,” according to the complaint.
His attorney, Jim Birnbaum, contends tea party members harassed town and police officials for months after board members in October passed an ordinance prohibiting speech-related behavior on an Interstate 90 pedestrian overpass.
The chief viewed the activity as a public safety risk; Luce and another tea party member argued the ordinance trampled on their rights and responded with a federal lawsuit. The amended suit accuses Kelemen of violating Luce’s right to petition without retaliation, invasion of privacy and civil identity theft.
The board placed Kelemen on paid leave June 12 after hearing from community members that the chief had lost credibility.
Luce told the judge today that Kelemen is guilty of more severe charges and is “only getting a slap on the wrist.”
Keleman stole Luce’s identity and used it to sign him up for Obamacare, pornography, and gay dating sites. This is identity theft and there’s no way it should be expunged from the record in two years.
My understanding of this is that the Federal lawsuit is still active and that Keleman could still be held liable there. Obviously, the Monroe County Court let his off far too easy. The Federal suit should be a slam dunk at this point because Keleman already admitted to violating Luce’s rights. Keleman should never be able to wear a badge again, but that’s not what the Monroe County judge decided. As usual, members of the state are protecting their own.