We'll be heading down to the Tiger game now to snipe some Yankees.
We'll be heading down to the Tiger game now to snipe some Yankees.
From our friend Jeff Nabors.
Click on the image below for Amazon.com's offering of the Playmobile Security Checkpoint.
We've included a couple of our favorite comments on this product below.
It's well worth your time reading through them at Amazon as a quiet laugh might cause you to forget your hangover.
Had this item 3 or 4 days now, and things were going fine, until some of the "passengers" began complaining of missing items from their luggage. I found the items in a Playmobil Security Manager's Office, which I hadn't realized I ordered. I'm thinking of complaining to the Playmobil Shop Steward but I'm not sure I'll get anywhere
The playset seemed well build, but none of the other Playmobil action figures I had seemed to enjoy it very much. In fact most of them complained, and are now being detained in an unknown location....
This toy would be a lot more realistic with about 350 people standing in line for an average of an hour. It still makes a nice set with the interrogation room.
This is the perfect playset, I can't wait till it comes back in stock. I am also ordering the 4 additional security screeners standing around to make it 100% authentic. Thanks PlayMobil.
Here's the problem that faces not only the government of the United States, but every government everywhere in the world.
So many lies have been exposed and so much bad faith has been revealed that were the President of the United States to come out and announce that the sky is blue, a significant percentage of the population would walk out their front door just to check.
Which individuals of course would depend on whether it were a Democrat or a Republican President.
Here's a way cynical five minute presentation on the government's account of the events of September 11, 2001.
My strongly held opinion is that the report issued by the 9/11 Commission has absolutely nothing to do with what really happened on that terrible morning and that the real perpetrators are far more likely to be Mossad and the Saudis who are much friendlier than they will ever admit to being, along with some serious help from the very top of the international military industrial complex and some of our own intelligence bankers, than it is to have been some rag tag band of Muslim cokeheads.
Once again thanks to our friend Ammericanu.
Speaking of abusive police.
As always click on the photo to link up with the entire piece.
The out-of-control Transportation Security Administration is past patdowns at airports – now it's checkpoints and roadblocks
A TSA 'viper' (VIPR) team patrolling mass transit
Ever since 2010, when the Transportation Security Administration started requiring that travelers in American airports submit to sexually intrusive gropings based on the apparent anti-terrorism principle that "If we can't feel your nipples, they must be a bomb", the agency's craven apologists have shouted down all constitutional or human rights objections with the mantra "If you don't like it, don't fly!"
The great conceit amongst the great unwashed (that would be us) is as follows, “If we can just get our guys elected, then everything will be Ok.”
Among the great things about the Internet is the fact that there is a site out there for everyone regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
Being a retired person enables me to spend many of my days skulking the Internet from the way farthest reaches of the left to the way farthest reaches of the right and everything in between, reading the partisan nonsense that passes for thought.
I have come to the unhappy conclusion that the political parties that supposedly represent the interests of both the left and the right are rotten at their very core and neither can be trusted with the people’s business.
Further, there is no party that represents the majority of the American people, those that reside in the middle.
Liberal/Progressive Democrat types are always whining about a lack of “bipartisanship” within our elected governmental bodies. What bipartisanship of course means to your garden variety liberal/progressive type is that the right needs to agree completely with every thought they might have because they are good people and as good people they only want what is good for other people. And by extrapolation anyone who disagrees with any tenet that a liberal/progressive person might hold to must be a bad person because all liberal/progressives are good people who only want what is good for other people.
Those people who identify themselves, as Conservative Republican’s really don’t care that much about bipartisanship as they are fully convinced that the left is populated by delusional whack jobs lacking even the tiniest clue about what really works.
Each side has been able to maintain at the very least a modicum of political power and maintain their rancorous debate for the better part of a generation.
The result of course has been a decade or more of gridlock on practically any issue you can think of, with one notable exception.
The National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540) passed the Republican controlled House of Representatives by a vote of 283 to 136 having passed in the Democrat held Senate by a vote of 86-13 and was subsequently signed into law by Democrat President Barack Obama.
This bill includes a provision that enables the United States Military to arrest and hold without trial for an indefinite period of time any person the government deems to be a terrorist.
Now what you need to appreciate here is that opposition to this provision extends from the furthest reaches of the American left to the furthest reaches of the American right, from the ACLU to the Tea Party Patriots and beyond.
Test this out for yourself.
Ask anyone you know if they think it’s a good idea for the military to be able to arrest and hold indefinitely without trial an American citizen suspected of being a terrorist.
I’ve asked a raft of people, they mostly look at me like I’m an idiot to even suggest such a thing.
Yet Congress which exists to represent the will of the American people passes this bill with way majorities, and the President who ran on a promise of change signed it immediately.
In all my reading and what I find to be most interesting is that I can find no evidence that the American people's interest/concern about terror and terrorists even begins to approach that of our elected representatives.
With the exception of certain elements within the “Christian Right” who are pretty damn sure Islam is out to get 'em and in all fairness do have some evidence to support that notion, most Americans view “Terror” as an issue that pales in comparison to many other issues including jobs, healthcare, entitlements, deficits ..... you name it.
Yet both political parties remain terrorized and continue to sell “Terror” every time they seek to ...
And that is the very question you need to be asking yourself, "Just what exactly is it, that they are seeking to do?"
The first chart will link you up to the full analysis, they do have some free stuff which I mooched for years, you may have to register or fool around some to get this story.
The second chart will link you to a much larger version of the chart that you can actually read.
The distinction between Core, Franchise and Grassroots attacks is interesting to me.
Basically core is al Qaeda itself, Franchise groups are those that have some loose affiliation and/or allegiance to al Qaeda, and Grassroots are individual people who have been inspired by al Qaeda and have taken matters into their own hands.
From Congressman John J. Duncan, Republican representing Tennessee's Second District.
It gets better.
As those big salaries continue to attract the very best people!!!!!