RANT: A special place in hell for those that make war on children

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Terror at the Concert

At least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 wounded by a suicide bomber at a concert hall in Manchester, England, on Monday night. Just after American pop singer Ariana Grande finished a show at the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena, a loud explosion outside sent screaming fans, many of them young girls, fleeing. The blast took place near the box office, the Greater Manchester Police said, and on Tuesday authorities said they believed they knew the identify of the bomber and were seeking to determine whether he had acted alone or was part of a broader terror network. World leaders including President Trump issued condemnations, and national campaigning for Britain’s June 8 general election was suspended. It was the U.K.’s second terror attack this year and deadliest since 2005.

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A special place in hell for those that make war on children … …

… … and that includes “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.” — Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on 60 Minutes (5/12/96)

This is a sad statement on the ethics of human conduct.

Makes me sad. Makes me sick. Makes me especially mad at … …

… … the Gooferments with their politicians and bureaucrats, who support this type of “war”.


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RANT: “too much time too much money getting other people’s business even when it’s not relevant”

Friday, May 19, 2017


The Red Pill Protests
Sargon of Akkad Sargon of Akkad 


“Raving about Donald Trump on an Australian University”.

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The world’s youth have been brainwashed and gone mad.

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RANT: Doesn’t Walmart remember I HAVE one of their credit cards

Friday, May 5, 2017

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So why do they waste my time, electrons, and processing power when they have ZZEERROO chance of converting it to a sale?


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RANT: Sargon of Akkad destroys “Social Justice” and its “warriors”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Social Justice is Uncool
Sargon of Akkad

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How pompous. Have you ever seen a room full of millionaires applauding themselves because they think they are going to save the world with their <synonym for the act of procreation in real time> acting.

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Absolutely spot on!

Sigh! Argh!

While he’s a little long and rough language, I can understand the frustration. 

I wish there was a transcript because he hits a few gems!

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RANT: UAL’s first email to me EVER

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Looks like UAL is pulling out all the stops to keep its Customer base?

Interesting in that this is the FIRST time I’ve ever heard from them. Other than canned emails.

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MileagePlus # XXXXX168
Dear Mr. Reinke,

Each flight you take with us represents an important promise we make to you, our customer. It’s not simply that we make sure you reach your destination safely and on time, but also that you will be treated with the highest level of service and the deepest sense of dignity and respect.

Earlier this month, we broke that trust when a passenger was forcibly removed from one of our planes. We can never say we are sorry enough for what occurred, but we also know meaningful actions will speak louder than words.
For the past several weeks, we have been urgently working to answer two questions: How did this happen, and how can we do our best to ensure this never happens again?
It happened because our corporate policies were placed ahead of our shared values. Our procedures got in the way of our employees doing what they know is right.
Fixing that problem starts now with changing how we fly, serve and respect our customers. This is a turning point for all of us here at United – and as CEO, it’s my responsibility to make sure that we learn from this experience and redouble our efforts to put our customers at the center of everything we do.
That’s why we announced that we will no longer ask law enforcement to remove customers from a flight and customers will not be required to give up their seat once on board – except in matters of safety or security.
We also know that despite our best efforts, when things don’t go the way they should, we need to be there for you to make things right. There are several new ways we’re going to do just that.
We will increase incentives for voluntary rebooking up to $10,000 and will be eliminating the red tape on permanently lost bags with a new “no-questions-asked” $1,500 reimbursement policy. We will also be rolling out a new app for our employees that will enable them to provide on-the-spot goodwill gestures in the form of miles, travel credit and other amenities when your experience with us misses the mark. You can learn more about these commitments and many other changes at hub.united.com.
While these actions are important, I have found myself reflecting more broadly on the role we play and the responsibilities we have to you and the communities we serve.
I believe we must go further in redefining what United’s corporate citizenship looks like in our society. You can and ought to expect more from us, and we intend to live up to those higher expectations in the way we embody social responsibility and civic leadership everywhere we operate. I hope you will see that pledge express itself in our actions going forward, of which these initial, though important, changes are merely a first step.
Our goal should be nothing less than to make you truly proud to say, “I fly United.”
Ultimately, the measure of our success is your satisfaction and the past several weeks have moved us to go further than ever before in elevating your experience with us. I know our 87,000 employees have taken this message to heart, and they are as energized as ever to fulfill our promise to serve you better with each flight and earn the trust you’ve given us.
We are working harder than ever for the privilege to serve you and I know we will be stronger, better and the customer-focused airline you expect and deserve.
With Great Gratitude,
Oscar Munoz
Oscar Munoz
United Airlines

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RANT: The heroin “epidemic” requires a change in our paradigms and memes

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Shared from the Hopatcong-Sparta, NJ Patch | Police & Fire
Alert For Deadly Heroin That’s Caused At Least 12 ODs, 3 Deaths In New Jersey
An alert has been issued for a deadly batch of heroin that’s caused at least 12 overdoses and three deaths, according to authorities.
By Tom Davis (Patch Staff) – April 24, 2017 12:53 pm ET 

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Other authorities in the state said they continue to see an upward trend in the number of ODs and deaths connected to heroin, and they largely blame fentanyl for that.

Fentanyl, the drug responsible for the death of music star Prince, is often laced with heroin to give users an even bigger high – at a potentially deadlier price.

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For a long time, us little L libertarians have been begging for a change in our society’s paradigms and memes about drug addiction. I am not at all insensitive to the cost and grief this <synonym for excrement> is causing to good people. I am POSITIVE that the current Gooferment-led approach will do NOTHING to solve the problem.

Unfortunately our Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. AND, it (the Gooferment) likes the situation just as it is.

Here’s one factoid that demonstrates that “prohibition” doesn’t work. “They” can’t keep drugs out of their prisons; what makes you think that it can be kept out of a free society. It didn’t work for alcohol “prohibition”; it won’t work for drug “prohibition” either.

Like they say in the textbooks, “it’s left as an exercise to the readers to” figure out why alcohol “prohibition” required a change to the Constitution BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), drug “prohibition” did not?

Now that we’ve disposed of that lie, fabrication, falsehood, or spin — pick your favorite weasel word — let’s move on to solutions.

“Drug addiction” is a MEDICAL PROBLEM; not a LEGAL one.

So let’s divert all the wealth being wasted on “prohibition” programs to medical program. That means a lot of politicians and bureaucrats will be out of jobs but so what. We want to solve this probem, don’t we?

Us little L libertarians want the Free Market to solve this problem of impure drugs. When was the last time you heard of an adulteration of a mainstream drug. Yup, Tylenol! And what happened? Within hours, the maker and all the retailers had it ALL off the shelves. Quickly it was replaced with safer packaging and better controls. ALL without the Gooferment. So, bottom line, I trust WalMArt, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aide, and every Mom & Pop pharmacy to sell “safe” drugs to our children and adult addicts. 

[For the humbly challenged, if Walmart won’t sell racy magazines to children, what makes you think they will dispense harmful drugs to those same children? And, I bet with every adult drug dispensed, they’ll include the 1-800 number to get help. Just a guess on my part, but I’d bet a paycheck on that.]

Permit me to digress for a moment on the accuracy of the media. See the part about “fentanyl responsible for Prince’s death”? Seems that Ms. Maria Puente of USA TODAY might quibble with this broad brush assertion.


A year after Prince’s death, these questions remain unanswered
Maria Puente , USA TODAY
Published 10:49 a.m. ET April 20, 2017 | Updated 12:46 p.m. ET April 21, 2017

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But there are many questions left unanswered:

What killed him?

He died April 21, 2016, in an elevator in Paisley Park in Carver County, Minn. The one-page autopsy report released later said he died of an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.

Famously clean-living Prince died of a painkiller OD at age 57? Unthinkable. Numerous friends, associates, relatives and former wives and girlfriends insisted they never saw him take drugs.

Was there some medical condition that contributed to his death? We may never know because, under Minnesota law, the full autopsy report can be kept secret for up to 30 years unless the next of kin agree to release it. So far, that has not happened.

Why was he taking fentanyl and for how long? Where did he get it? Was it prescribed by a doctor or acquired by illicit means? Did he know some of the pills containing fentanyl were falsely labeled something else? What was the relationship between his death and the episode of six days earlier when he suffered a medical emergency on a plane? (It landed, he was rushed to a hospital and received overdose-style treatment.)

“There is some indication that his addiction went fairly far back, to the mid-1980s and into the late 1990s, but the evidence is ambiguous,” Hahn says. “It’s an incredibly murky picture. He was a very controlled and focused figure, he kept his cards close to the vest so that’s why we don’t know.”

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FWIW, let’s change our thinking and save lives.

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RANT: I know the feeling

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


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by Dan Rolince, Golden, Colorado

On a cool night lit only by the orange glow of fire, we rushed to my grandfather’s home as his decades-old barn burned to the ground. The firemen let us stand nearby as they pumped water from the creek a quarter mile away. We watched the barn go up in flames, which stirred memories of jumping off foot-wide wooden beams into the hay below. The real sadness came as my elderly grandfather, who did not get out of bed, quietly asked if his cows were safe. He hadn’t had dairy cows in a dozen years.

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I just did the RD vocabulary test and only got 8/15.



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