TINFOILHAT: JFK — is the Zapruder film a fake?


Who’s telling the truth: Clint Hill or the Zapruder film?
Agent’s reports contradict JFK film, autopsy X-rays and other crucial photographs
Jim Fetzer

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The limo stop—during which JFK was hit twice in the head, once from behind and once from in front—was such an obvious indication of Secret Service complicity that it had to be taken out, which is undoubtedly the principal reason for fixing the film. But it had other ramifications. What Clint Hill has consistently described is not in the Zapruder film: he describes several actions in those seconds around the limo stop that were deleted from the extant film. In editing the timeline of the extant film, it was necessary to delete his pushing of Mrs. Kennedy back into the seat—there just wasn’t enough time left in the film once the limo stop had been deleted. There is no possible way in which Clint could possibly have seen what he claims to have seen before the car accelerated away and passed the lead car when he was stuck on the back of the speeding limo as he is shown doing in the extant film. And from his initial reports right up to his latest “book signing” interview, he has insisted that that was when he saw those things, that he did reach Mrs. Kennedy and that he did push her down into the car, unlike what the film shows. Which means that the film is a fake.

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Clearly, the truth isn’t out.

The importance is in the coverup.

Who knew what; when?

Maybe we’ll never know.

Crime pays. Criminals escape.

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INTERESTING: Should College Athletes Be Paid?


Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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It seems every week, I hear of a new scandal involving a college athlete and the reason is always the same … money. For the past few months, the NCAA has been digging their claws into USC and Ohio State, two of the most storied athletic institutions there are in college sports. The consequences of these schools not playing fair have been the loss of championships and current coaching staff members and many in and out of the sport wonder if the simple solution is to pay college athletes for their performance. I vote a big, fat, NO.

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I disagree.

The Colleges get rich. The coaches get rich. The “industry” surrounding them get rich.

The players MAY get an education.

(I guess they always get an education. Getting screwed is educational.)

Some of the sports are amateur; not the “big” ones.

And, if the athlete gets a career ending injury, then they are screwed.

Would seem like there needs to be a athlete’s union!

I think they should get a percentage. It’s the American way.

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POLITICAL: Migraines?


A president with migraines? Ask Thomas Jefferson
By Jeff Jacoby
Globe Columnist / July 24, 2011

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So is it news that a would-be president once complained of migraine attacks that were “paroxysms of excruciating pain’’ – headaches that “came on every day at sunrise and never left me till sunset’’? No – not unless it’s news that Thomas Jefferson, who wrote those words, suffered migraines. Ulysses Grant did, too.

I don’t know if Michele Bachmann can become the next president. But I do know this: She wouldn’t be the first one to live with migraine headaches.

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The socialist cheerleaders in the Main Street Media, aka the Lame Street Media, are as much astroturf as the pseudo anti war zealots that protested against George Bush.

It’s not about “migraines”.

It’s about nothing more than getting their guy elected!


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TECHNOLOGY: Another way to self-publish


Why and How I Self-Published a Book
Posted by James Altucher on May 22nd, 2011

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I just self-published a book. “How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive”. I published it in paperback form, kindle form, and free PDF (see directions below to get free PDF). The entire process took me three weeks. Using an established publisher would’ve taken over a year.

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I did mine with Lulu. He did his with Amazon.

Is there any doubt that the publishing industry is dead?

Borders is just the first casualty.

Content is king!

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MONEY: What would happen if you …


Sunday, 24th July 2011 (by J.D. Roth)
Reader Story: Estate Planning – The First Month
This guest post from Jeffrey G. is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly.

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What would happen if you, your spouse, a parent, someone who you shared a financial life with died today? Not next week after the car payment is sent in. Not next month when you’ve finally gotten around to writing down all of your passwords and account numbers. Not next year when you’ve updated your will. What would happen if they died today?

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Clearly, you need an emergency fund for the year after the death of a spouse. Depending upon how into the spouse you were.

Wonder how long it takes to return to “normal”?

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TECHNOLOGY: Test identity; not for drugs


Man with nine different names created massive benefits fraud from Thailand
Dublin man jailed for social welfare fraud
By CATHAL DERVAN, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Friday, July 22, 2011, 8:04 AM

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An Irish emigrant has been jailed for orchestrating a massive social welfare fraud across the border counties – while living it up in Thailand.

Paul Murray swindled the Irish taxpayer out of half a million dollars using nine different names in an elaborate international hoax.

The 63-year-old emigrated to Thailand in the 1970s but returned home every three months to collect his fraudulent social welfare payments.

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The gang known as the State of Florida wants to test welfare recipients for illegal drugs.

Here’s an idea. DNA test all welfare recipients to establish identity.

Here’s another. Eliminate the dole. Period.

The Gooferment: Immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. In example after example.

Let’s use technology to solve problems?

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TECHNOLOGY: A real time coffee pot for Dunkin Dounuts


Real-time intranet from 20 years ago
July 25, 2011 | Comments (0), | Categories: New Ways of Working |

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My first vision of the potential of intranets was back in 1994 when an Italian engineer working at an American company located in Sophia Antipolis, high tech park in the South of France, showed me the famous, now defunct, Trojan Room coffee pot at Cambridge University from his own desktop in France.

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I have several Dunkin Donuts in my area.

My grand niece in law, and her two siblings, my grand nephews in law, all under 10 ish, have very specific likes in donuts. I was invited to dinner and as usual I was tasked to bring the donuts.

I arrived at the closest DD and to my horror I find I can’t complete the usual order.

Aside: DD has committed terminal stupidity. Cost cutting the bakers. Donuts are delivered daily. When they are out they are out. You can but your favorites as long as they have them. Dumb! Certainly, opens a hole for a competitor who wants to go back to the old model. Fresh donuts baked as needed. Stupid.

So, why don’t they have a real time display of what’s for sale at each of the three locations. I can go where I can get my order filled.

Better yet, why can’t I submit my order by the web and be assured it’s ready for me.

Bottom line: I substituted, children didn’t seem to mind, but I didn’t have the kind I liked. Dissatisfied Customer.

(What’s worse. I blog.)

Think anyone at DD will notice?

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TECHNOLOGY: CISCO does evil with Gooferment help


A pound of flesh: how Cisco’s “unmitigated gall” derailed one man’s life

By Ian Mulgrew

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In May 2011, nearly a year to the day after his deposition and arrest, Adekeye was vindicated. In a stinging decision, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Ronald McKinnon rebuked both Canadian and American authorities for an appalling abuse of process and, in a rare move, he stayed extradition proceedings against Adekeye.

Justice McKinnon was stunned that a trivial $14,000 civil tort had been transformed into a criminal proceeding so as to engage the full might and resources of two governments and to mislead one of Canada’s senior trial courts. It was shocking, he said.

The justice dismissed three thick volumes of legal precedent filed by Canadian federal government lawyer Diba Majzub, who said that it didn’t matter if Adekeye was falsely characterized. At the end of the last century, after several high-profile requests dragged on for years (some as long as a decade), the government changed the Extradition Act to make the court’s job little more than that of a rubber stamp. It was America’s job, said Majzub, to rule on the merits of Adekey’s case—not Canada’s.

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Seem like anyone dealing with CISCO should be very careful.

Unlike Google’s “Don’t be evil”, CISCO seems to have a different ethic.

So, ostracize CISCO?

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SOFTWARE: POSTBOX not recommended

(1) Crashing stopped

(2) Some accounts display nothing; other accounts headers only; others display normally.

(3) Attempt to send message from accounts says “settings wrong”.

Totally frustrated, and not willing to debug further.

I’ve lost a lot of time and emails that I’d have preferred to keep.

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On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Postbox Support wrote:

## In replies all text above this line is added to the ticket ##

Ticket #12986: Postbox seems to be not starting correctly; objects to this a…

Your request (#12986) has been updated.

To review the status of the request and add additional comments, follow the link below:


You can also add a comment by replying to this email.

Scott MacGregor, Jul-25 11:51 am (PDT):


Can you try this special version of 2.5.0 that has symbols:


and attach the crash report this symbols build generates?



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Fedinand Reinke, Jul-21 07:36 pm (PDT):

Deleted half of the accounts. Try indexing. Try compacting. Keeps crashing.

Is there any way to export the archives or is it all just locked up.


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Process: postbox-bin [22927]

Path: /Applications/Postbox.app/Contents/MacOS/postbox-bin

Identifier: com.postbox-inc.postbox

Version: 2.5.0 (2.5.0)

Code Type: X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process: ??? [1]

Date/Time: 2011-07-21 22:33:07.013 -0400

OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J869)

Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 565631 sec

Crashes Since Last Report: 6

Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 6377 sec

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 3

Anonymous UUID: E6211619-FAFE-4714-9786-4FC5FC23B229

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RANT: 2200 MacBook Airs


Owensboro, Kentucky students to receive 2200 MacBook Airs
by Chris Rawson
Jul 27th 2011 at 8:00PM

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Man, talk about lucky in Kentucky. Students and staff in the Owensboro, Kentucky district will all be issued Apple’s newest ultraportable MacBook Air thanks to US$5 million in stimulus funding, Electronista reports.

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Ya gotta be kidding me!


Why am I paying for that? Why are you paying for that? Why is ANY one paying for that?

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POLITICAL: The cost of the Death Penalty in NJ


July 25th, 2011 at 7:25 am
11 stunning facts about the American prison system
in: Analysis, Latest Trend, Science & Technology News

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Some prisoners cost more. It costs New Jersey $253 million every year to house just its death row prisoners — $11 million apiece

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Here’s a good reason to eliminate the Death Penalty.

It’s immoral, inefficient, and ineffective.

We can save 253 M$ to start.

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SERVICE: “The Cloud” is undependable


Vol. 1, #79 – Jul 26, 2011 – Issue #489
Burned by the Cloud

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Well, it turns out a company doesn’t even have to fail for you to suddenly lose everything you entrusted to it. This week ZDNet blogger Ed Bott tweeted the URL to the story of a former enthusiastic Google advocate and evangelist who, for reasons unknown to him, one day woke up to find his Google account shut down. The post is a long one, but the gist of it was that he had gone “all in” with Google because he considered it a trustworthy company: he consolidated all his mail to one Gmail account, had all his photos, voice mail, Google Reader articles, contacts, docs and calendar on Google services. He lost saved maps, travel history, medical records and a blogger account. You can read the whole sad tale here:


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The “cloud” can leave one high and dry.

I’ll be going back over my SOPs for exposure.

I’m not a cloud fan already because one can NOT always have access to the inet. Even if you’ve bought and paid for it. The ISP have no duty to supply service. Forget what they say in the ads. If you have it great; if not, too bad.

This just reinforces the concern over the availability issues.

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SAD: I wonder what makes someone do this


20 July 2011 Last updated at 10:02 ET
Bond actress Angela Scoular died drinking acid cleaner

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A Bond girl actress who had suffered from bowel cancer ended her life by drinking drain cleaner, Westminster

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Hard to imagine what was going through her mind.

Warning sign after warning sign. Where were her friends and family?

I’ve only one person who committed suicide. Every time I read of one, I think of him. I wasn’t that close to him but I was still stunned.

Donna Nobis Pacem

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POLITICAL: Back to Clinton era spending levels


Thoughts on the Boehner Plan
Posted by Tad DeHaven

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Under the Congressional Budget Office’s optimistic spending baseline, the federal government will spend $46 trillion over the next ten years. Obviously, reducing spending by $1.2 trillion oven ten years is relatively small.

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I stand with the Tea Party, as expressed by Michelle “Migraine” Bachman, “Never vote for raising the debt ceiling”.

We need to roll back to Clinton era spending levels.

Clinton may have been a sex addict, but he did do OK economically. Not because he wanted to, but it worked out OK for the USA.

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TECHNOLOGY: The “cloud” can disappear in a heartbeat

Frugal aka frugal_squirrel to reinkefj

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The Fiction Forum has been closed and will not be reopening.

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This was my first real forum where I posted my original writings. Got good feedback and encouragement. Read interesting stuff.


In a flash.

All the bits just vaporized. Lost connections. Lost ideas. Lost a collective “soul”.

CEOs, CIOs, CTO, and Users best take this to heart. When you cast your bits into the “cloud”, they may NOT be coming back. Better include that in your plans.

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RANT: Stuart on Dunkin Doughnuts’ IPO


FBN’s Stuart Varney got excited this morning about Dunkin Donuts’ IPO.

Played the old commercial.

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt),

(1) They don’t make donuts in their stores now. Hence they ain’t fresh and they ain’t always available.

(2) Their coffee stinks.


And, there is no way to give them real time feedback.

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TECHNOLOGY: “Human Resouce” problems on both sides of the fence


10 hard truths IT must learn to accept
Unsanctioned devices, compromised networks, downtime — today’s IT is all about embracing imperfections
By Dan Tynan, InfoWorld
July 18, 2011 06:08 AM ET

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IT concession No. 6: You will never have enough hands on deck. IT departments often want a fairer shake when it comes to outsourcing and head count reductions, but they’re not likely to get it, says Meikle.

Because the tech outsourcing industry is much more mature than, say, legal services or HR outsourcing, IT is often the first to suffer when corporate bloodletting occurs. That’s not likely to change.

The solution to IT manpower problems, says Meikle, is to take advantage of third-party outsourcers and integrate with them as much as possible. The bodies are still available; they’re just not under your own roof anymore.

Also, says Meikle, be sure look out for No. 1. Keep your tech chops current with an eye on the next job before the current one evaporates.

“IT pros need to understand they work for themselves first, the organization second,” he says. “They need to continue developing their network and contacts, marketing themselves, and developing a personal brand even when they are employed. Like it or not, IT pros may have to pony up some dough personally to pay for their education and marketability, but that will pay dividends when the chips are down.”

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I see several facets in this item. None good for folks stuck in the old memes!

1. Corporations are going to need help. Regardless of their plans for HR.

2. Employees must recognize that they are “consultants”. Very expensive and very expendable.

3. Technology obsolescence will quickly and silently hit corporations and individuals.

Make plans accordingly.

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TINFOILHAT: BHO44’s SSN has an explanation; how true?


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From: Rose M
Subject: The Plot Thickens….
To: “Rose M”
Date: Monday, July 25, 2011, 4:39 PM

An intensive investigation has revealed the identity of the man whose Social Security number (SSN) is being used by President Obama: Jean Paul Ludwig, who was born in France in 1890, emigrated to the United States in 1924, and was assigned SSN 042-68-4425 (Obama’s current SSN) in or about March 1977.

Ludwig lived most of his adult life in Connecticut . Because of that, his SSN begins with the digits 042, which are among only a select few reserved for Connecticut residents.

Obama never lived or worked in that state! Therefore, there is no reason on earth for his SSN to start with the digits 042. None whatsoever!

Now comes the best part! Ludwig spent the final months of his life in Hawaii, where he died.

Conveniently, Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, worked part-time in the Probate Office in the Honolulu Hawaii Courthouse, and therefore had access to the SSNs of deceased individuals.

The Social Security Administration was never informed of Ludwig’s death, and because he never received Social Security benefits there were no benefits to stop and therefore, no questions were ever raised.

The suspicion, of course, is that Dunham, knowing her grandson was not a U.S. citizen, either because he was born in Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia upon his adoption by Lolo Soetoro simply scoured the probate records until she found someone who died who was not receiving Social Security benefits, and selected Mr. Ludwigs Connecticut SSN for Obama.

Just wait until Trump gets past the birth certificate and onto the issue of Barry O’s use of a stolen SSN. You will see leftist heads exploding, because they will have no way of defending Obama.

Although many Americans do not understand the meaning of the term “natural born” there are few who do not understand that if you are using someone else’s SSN it is a clear indication of fraud.

Let’s all start getting the word out to everybody on our mailing lists.


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FUN: Don’t let a good heat wave go to waste! Make “car cookies”

Hot enough to….

by asclepius

Yummy! Bake cookies in a car? You betcha! In Amarillo, the temperatures have soared to over 100 degrees, and about 200 degrees in a closed car. Brittany Nunn of the Amarillo Globe-News baked chocolate chip cookies in her car. They took quite a while to bake, but the car smelled wonderful afterward…  

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Don’t let a good heat wave go to waste!

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Categories FUN

TECHNOLOGY: “Cramming” on the phone bill


Crammed! A Shocking Utility Tale
Monday, 18th July 2011 (by Donna Freedman)

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Sometimes we don’t pay attention. Sometimes we don’t do what we know we should do. Sometimes life happens. But life also goes on. So learn from my mistakes. Read your utility bills, whether you get them on paper or online. Dispute charges you don’t recognize. Don’t give a crammer a dime of your business.

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The politicians and bureaucrats setup this system for us to fail?

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POLITICAL: 10 points about the proposed BBA


We Don’t Need No Stinking Amendment
by Mark Carroll

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Fifth, Public Law 95-435, which was signed into law by Jimmy Carter, requires a balanced budget. In other words, it is already federal law that the federal budget be balanced – we do not need an amendment to the Constitution. It has been on the books for years. This is just another example of the crooks in Washington simply ignoring the law. Again, the issue is the lack of character and integrity of the bums that supposedly represent us in Washington.

PL 95-435: “Sec. 7. Beginning in fiscal year 1981, the total budget outlays of the Federal Government shall not exceed its receipts.”

The Balanced Budget Amendment: “SECTION 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year.”

Any substantive difference there? What’s stopping them from balancing the budget as they are already required?

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No, the criminals in the District of Corruption are putting on a show for “We, The Sheeple”.

I’m not amused, confused, or bemused. Are you?

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TECHNOLOGY: Big professional Irish dance shows today use a “click track”?


Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 09:51 PM
Countdown to Ireland-The Show Red Carpet Premiere!

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IRELAND-The Show premieres Sunday, July 17th at the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara, California and FEIS AMERICA on IRISH CENTRAL will have exclusive coverage of the Red Carpet and Show!

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Owen Barrington: The thing that makes Ireland-The Show special from most other shows is that we perform 100% completely live. Most big professional Irish dance shows today use a “click track” in which the taps are pre-recorded and the dancers dance on top of that. Dancing every night, completely live, without the assistance of pre-recorded taps, raises the level of difficulty because you must be spot-on every single show, there’s no other way around it. The benefits of dancing live though are a more genuine show and it gives us the freedom to change steps around at a moment’s notice if we feel it’s necessary.

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Irish dance shows are faked milley vanilley syle?

I am shocked. and not the Captain Renault style either.

I’ll never look at another performance the same way again.

Now I know how my Mom felt when she found out that pro-wrestling was fixed.

I feel dirty.

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“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault in Casablanca

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QUOTE: Losses

“And I’ve lost her … . I’m so sad that I don’t have … . But I’m so grateful that she was with me … . And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” — Chuck Noland ala Tom Hanks in Cast Away (2000) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162222/quotes

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GUNS: Norway massacre; a failure to defend oneself


Norway: ‘At least 87’ killed in terror attacks
Gunman massacres teenagers at summer camp after explosion rocks centre of Oslo.
By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent12:05AM BST 23 Jul 2011

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Relations and friends of those caught up in the attack were warned not to phone in case the ringing gave away the location of those hiding from the gunman.

“We were in the grass. We had to be quiet as we hid,” said Lisa Irene Johansen, one of the crowd. “He was wearing a police uniform, with a shooting vest, and there was complete panic as he shot.”

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Score another massacre for the “no guns” culture.

For the cost of one of those expensive phones, one person could have ended this shooting spree.

I don’t understand people. Self-defense is both a RIGHT and a RESPONSIBILITY.

And, the beauty of allowing people to defend themselves, the whole flock of Sheeple are defended.

Even a girlie 380 “pocket rocket”, aimed badly at the killer, could have turned the day. Surely the killer had to reload? To kill 80+.

When do “We, The Sheeple” wake up and say enough is enough. Wishing guns away works as well as wishing drugs away.

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” —- Robert A. Heinlein

Good people, when permitted to defend themselves, will defend civil society.

I’d even assert that the mere POSSIBILITY of a “few sheepdog in the flock” would be enough to discourage criminals.

Who’d want to be on receiving end of some crazy woman’s “pea shooter”? Even wearing a vest wouldn’t be a guarantee of safety. Ever seen how people shoot? While the may aim for the center of mass, that isn’t where the bullet always winds up.

I’m for unrestricted carry.

Don’t tell me we need instacheck; that means that the criminals buy guns on the street where they always have.

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Update: Norway police arrive 90 minutes after firing began

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