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Aug 08 2017

Open Thread

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Via Mark Espinola.

85 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. The LIEberal Media ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    Hollywood phonies Exposed: Child labour behind smart phone and electric car batteries

  2. Mr. Freemarket says:

    How’s that director career going, Spike?

  3. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Surprisingly, there are no gates at universities preventing women from entering math or engineering buildings.

  4. Mr. Freemarket says:
    Shades of Cherry 2000

  5. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Kind of the same deal with silicone breast implants. By the time it was proven that they don’t cause a myriad of symptoms, it was too late for the manufacturers.

  6. Jack Bauer says:

    RE: That graphic that Dave posted…..

    Could have made another 1950’s vs. today, and shown pictures of Detroit…
    Socialist rule or decades of democrap rule rule……same result.

  7. MAS says:

    There you go again being all mysogynist. 😉

  8. Eddie_Valiant says:

    A Nissan will be my next car!

  9. Pyrran says:

    Don’t confuse libs with facts, it just upsets them.

  10. Torcer says:

    That picture highlights the fact that the collectivist ideology’s are parasitic in nature.

    If the Socialist-left really wanted to impress everyone, they would build a ‘Great Society’ from the ground up – without stealing from free enterprise.

    Millennial’s who are advocates of that organized evil ought to head off to a bare piece of land or a third world nation without any manner of infrastructure and wealth and convert it into a Socialist “Worker’s Paradise”.

    Until then the Socialist – Left can dispense with it’s parasitic predilections..

  11. Frank says:

    The top 10% do well under any system including totalitarianism. Every rabble rouser, terrorist and social justice warrior thinks he’ll be included in that lucky minority. It’s too bad for them that they don’t study history. French and Russian revolutionaries learned the hard way that revolutions devour their young.

  12. Frank says:

    Democrat/liberal/socialist/communist rule always ends in the same disastrous result.

  13. TED says:

    (For you leftist dim-wits the Republican is the MAN in the suit, all others are DIM-O-CRATS.)

  14. TED says:

    Out of mama’s basement…

  15. Frank says:

    An elephant is a mouse designed to meet government specifications.

  16. Bodhisattva says:

    We told them so! (And they denied it, but it’s true!)

    11 California Counties Might Have More Registered Voters Than Eligible

    A conservative watchdog group says the current state of California’s voter rolls threatens to undermine the integrity of its 2018 federal elections.

    Judicial Watch found 11 California counties had more registered voters than citizens of voting age.

    The group says the number of registered voters was between 102 percent and 144 percent higher than the actual number of people of voting age, depending on the county.

    It broke down its findings by county like this: “Imperial (102 percent), Lassen (102 percent), Los Angeles (112 percent), Monterey (104 percent), San Diego (138 percent), San Francisco (114 percent), San Mateo (111 percent), Santa Cruz (109 percent), Solano (111 percent), Stanislaus (102 percent), and Yolo (110 percent).”

    No wonder Hillary took the state by such a large margin…

  17. Bodhisattva says:

    What rich, powerful Democrats do in their spare time:

    LaTisha Nixon says she learned that her son, Gemmel Moore, who was unemployed, had recently been doing sex work.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, Ed Buck. The youth’s death reportedly occurred just hours after he left his family in Texas in order to join Buck.

    While a case detail report filed by the medical examiner lists the manner of Gemmel Moore’s death as an “accident” and its cause as “methamphetamine use,” the deceased man’s mother told the WeHo Times that something more nefarious may have occurred in the short hours between when her son hopped on a plane using a ticket she says was purchased by the well connected Buck, and the moment he took his final breath.

  18. Bodhisattva says:'s_Number_of_the_Day
    The individual healthcare mandate requires every American to buy health insurance or pay a fine. In 2016, 6.5 million Americans chose to pay the fine rather than sign up for insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

    The mandate has always been the most unpopular part of President Obama’s healthcare law, officially known as the Affordable Care Act. In addition to those who pay the fine rather than buy the mandated levels of insurance, 15 million people would drop their Obamacare coverage if it were legal to do so.

  19. Bodhisattva says:

    Thanks to the efforts to raise the minimum wage to ridiculous levels:,_2017

    As robotics and other forms of automation mature in the coming years, a massive shift is expected to take place in the workforce. Research conducted by the Oxford Martin School estimates that 86 percent of food service jobs are at high risk of being automated by 2030. So are 75 percent of transportation and warehousing jobs; 67 percent of real estate, rental, and leasing jobs; 67 percent of retail jobs; and 62 percent of manufacturing jobs.

  20. Bodhisattva says:

    A former high school teacher who hosted sex parties for teenage boys — including a “bros night” that featured a front-door sign urging them to get naked — has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Jared Anderson, who was honored as teacher of the year at Judson High School in Texas just two months prior to his arrest in March 2016, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual performance by a child and two count of indecency with a child by exposure as part of a plea deal about one month ago, attorney Eduardo Garcia told the San Antonio Express-News.

    Anderson, 29, taught English at the high school in the San Antonio suburb of Converse for about a year. Police said two victims told authorities that Anderson had been hosting parties for several months at his home that involved sexually charged games with multiple boys.

  21. Bodhisattva says:

    Too much reliance on solar can have bad consequences:

    US to experience ENERGY CRISIS during solar eclipse

    THE US is anticipating an electricity shortage on August 21 when the eclipse removes solar power from the grid.

    A huge solar eclipse will sweep across the US on August 21 – the first time that this has happened in almost a century.

    But while the show will be spectacular, the solar eclipse will deprive the States of vital solar energy.

    As the moon’s shadow passes along the US, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says that the southwestern state will lose up to 70 megawatts a minute – up to three times more of a loss than is experienced in an average day.

    Across the country, it will cut solar power production by roughly 9,000 megawatts – equivalent to the amount of electricity produced by 15 coal fired power plants.

  22. Bodhisattva says:

    These are getting to be regular events:

    Man shot in hunt for BMW driver who mowed down six French soldiers

    French police shot and arrested a suspect in the ramming of six soldiers near Paris on Wednesday after a dramatic car chase.

    Le Parisien newspaper named the driver in the suspected terror incident as Hamou B, a 37-year-old from Sartrouville in the north western suburbs of Paris.

    At least 300 police were mobilised in the manhunt, which ended on a motorway in northern France, after what police said was a “complex and dangerous intervention”.

  23. Bodhisattva says:

    My fellow lecturers won’t say it in public, but students today are moaning, illiterate snowflakes

    When I tell people who have had nothing to do with universities recently that I’ve taught British undergraduates who are simply incapable of writing a correct sentence in English, most smirk in disbelief. Perhaps because I’m a writer of fiction they assume I’m indulging in some dramatic exaggeration. When I raise this with fellow lecturers, however, they nod mournfully.

    There is still a mania that everyone should go to university and every endeavour should be a degree (whether sculpting or golf management). It’s had a very bad effect on education.

    There’s an “everyone must pass” attitude, which is compounded by the “sick note” epidemic. The student who is currently suing Oxford University because it allegedly “didn’t take her anxiety seriously enough” isn’t an unusual figure.

  24. Bodhisattva says:

    23% of all federal prisoners are illegals, just 7 of 42,034 saved from deportation

    Nearly one-quarter of all federal inmates are illegal immigrants and virtually all are in deportation proceedings or already face removal orders, according to a new Homeland Security report.

    The Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons, fulfilling a presidential executive order requiring transparency on prisoner immigration status, said that it houses 187,855 inmates of which 42,034 are foreign born.

    The DHS report said that only seven of those 42,034 have been granted deportation “relief.” According to DHS:

    19,749 (46.9 percent) are aliens who have received final orders of removal.
    21,121 (50.2 percent) are aliens who are under ICE investigation for possible removal.
    1,157 (2.8 percent) are aliens whose cases are pending adjudication before an Immigration Judge in the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).
    7 (.0002 percent) are aliens who have been granted relief.
    Homeland also said that the U.S. Marshal Service has a similar breakdown in its cells. Of 50,135 they’ve detained, 12,005 “self-report” as illegals. They are all in some type of deportation proceeding:

    9,857 (82.1 percent) are aliens who have received final orders of removal.
    2,047 (17.1 percent) are aliens whose cases are still pending adjudication before an immigration judge in the EOIR.
    101 (.8 percent) are aliens still pending adjudication (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has charged these aliens as removal cases, but a final disposition has not yet been reached.)

  25. Torcer says:

    Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful #SOSVzla #SocialismSucks #FreeVenezuela #PrayforVenezula

    Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful
    By joshua goodman and fabiola sanchez, associated press
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Aug 9, 2017
    The new constitutional assembly assumed even more power in Venezuela by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress.

    That decree came Tuesday just hours after the assembly delegates took control of a legislative chamber and put up pictures of the late President Hugo Chavez, who installed Venezuela’s socialist system.

    Delcy Rodriguez, the head of the ruling socialist party and leader of the body, said the unanimously approved decree prohibits lawmakers in congress from taking any action that would interfere with laws passed by the newly installed constitutional assembly.

  26. Torcer says:

    FDA hasn’t confirmed if meatless Impossible Burger is okay to eat via @engadget

  27. seaoh says:

    Dr. Paul Church now expelled from four Boston area hospitals – over comments to colleagues at one hospital about its promotion of unhealthy, high-risk LGBT lifestyle.

  28. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Note how the little government weasels still believe in climate change, and will still work to oppress the masses to prevent it. But they are simply changing their language.

    Trump better start draining that swamp. There are a raft of fast-growing species that seem to be winning the battle over control.

  29. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Just like a guy who weighs 500 pounds promising to go on a diet just after Thanksgiving is over.

  30. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Maybe he needs another Oscar nomination.

  31. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The numbers work out if you include illegal aliens as “citizens.”

  32. Mr. Freemarket says:


    You are naming your son “Gemmel” and wondering why he was unemployed and on drugs?

  33. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I’m sure glad that we don’t invest in a power scheme that could be made ineffective by a cloud. Imagine how horrible that would be!!!

  34. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The best news from this attack is that apparently the driver has been shot. Apparently he was then arrested.

    The french police apparently need either a) more time at the range, or b) a larger supply of ammo.

  35. Mr. Freemarket says:

    It used to be that a couple of years of junior college would fix those things that students hadn’t learned in grades K-12. Now it appears that universities have largely given in/up.

  36. Mr. Freemarket says:

    “They are trying to change the minds of potential Islamic extremists by supporting them and offering them kindness rather than treating them as outcasts and criminals.”

    From your second reference, clearly these people don’t understand religious convictions.

  37. Bodhisattva says:

    What would one expect from a woman who’s mother named her “LaTisha”.?

  38. Mr. Freemarket says:


    Isn’t that name Irish???

  39. Bodhisattva says:

    At least her mom didn’t name her Morticia.

  40. Bodhisattva says:

    Oh it’s much worse than that.

    Universities have become propaganda and indoctrination centers, actively recruiting idiots to become the vanguard that will bring down civilization and return us to a world of barbarism.

  41. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Everytime I hear rap music, along with some hard rock, I have visions of half naked people dancing around a fire.

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