RANT: Why Are Jurors Drafted?

Friday, December 23, 2016

Why Are Jurors Drafted?.

 

Because the state owns everyone?

 

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RANT: Time for individual responsibility

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

https://gearjunkie.com/rescue-fine-steamboat-springs-backcountry-skiers

December 19, 2016, 12:50 pm By: Adam Ruggiero
Rescue Fine: Steamboat Springs Warns Backcountry Skiers

New signs around the Steamboat Ski Area warn adventurous skiers of newly-implemented rescue fine.

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Ski patrol is putting up the signs, proclaiming the $500-per-person rescue fine, on out-of-bounds access gates at edges of the Steamboat Springs, Colo., ski area. The resort’s new trail maps also carry the warning.

The purpose is to deter inexperienced skiers from getting in over their heads (sometimes literally). It is also a response to an uptick in trespassers not heeding the current boundary signs.

According to a report in Steamboat Today, ski patrol director John Kohnke estimates 500 people a day slip through the access gates. This is up from about 20 when he began 40 years ago.

Neither Routt County Search and Rescue, which sometimes aids in ski area rescues, nor the Forest Service objected to the fines.

Rescue Fines In Steamboat Springs

By Colorado state law, Search and Rescue cannot charge for operations because it may deter skiers from calling for help when they need it. However, this fine appears to be directed specifically at skiers who leave through the resort gates.

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Sorry, but if you have to have the “Search and Rescue” to haul your sorry butt out, then you should pay for it. 

At the very least, they could sell “insurance”. Buy it and need us, OK. Don’t and you do, you pay.

If you spread the cost across lots of skiers, it’s probably reasonable.

No one has a “right” to be rescued.

Wonder how many of these were “repeats” or “obvious beyond their skills”.

Argh!

Time for individual responsibility.

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RANT: Fixing air travel

Friday, December 9, 2016

From WSJ 10 points 2016-Dec-08:

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Into Thin Air Stop focusing on legroom. It’s the headroom that is shrinking on flights, and making us feel really uncomfortable. Seat density has increased significantly the last couple of years. One passenger’s nose may be 3 inches closer to the back of the head in front of her. The skinny seats installed recently largely preserve knee and legroom, but in rows that are compressed, while installing skinny bathrooms and minimizing galleys have let airlines pack more rows in, too. Psychologists say the eye-level squeeze is a big reason travelers are feeling more anxious on densely packed planes. And it’s only going to get tighter in there.

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My answer to this and the TSA is to stop flying. (I did it three times in the last decade because “I had too”. Argh! And I didn’t like it.)

I more folks do it: (a) the airlines will change; and (b) the airlines being the Crony Capitalists they are, will change the Gooferment policies.

Come on folks vote with your wallet.

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RANT: ‘Hottest Year Evah’?

Friday, October 14, 2016

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/10/13/debunked-another-buzzfeed-hottest-year-evah-story/

Debunked: Another Buzzfeed ‘Hottest Year Evah’ Story

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Here’s his latest effort, titled “Here’s What’s Going On Behind Those “Hottest Day/Month/Year Headlines”

Does young Tom go on to write about the data-fudging, noble-cause corruption, groupthink, institutional malfeasance, pal review and scaremongering which have brought about all those “Hottest Day/Month/Year Headlines”?

Of course he doesn’t. Instead, he rings up three of the climate scientists currently growing fat on the climate science gravy train by promoting the accepted climate science narrative and listens uncritically while they explain to him how yes, global warming really is as bad as the scientists are saying, in fact it’s probably worse, much much worse…

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Last I looked, there were no records kept until late in the Twentieth Century!

Anyone remember why Greenland was called “green land”? Must have been warm then.

Argh!

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RANT: Sam Colt makes the old equal to the young

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/home-invader-smashes-70-year-olds-head/

Resident with Cane Shoots Home Invader Dead
By Bob Irwin AmmoLand.com
September 30, 2016

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Deputies found that a 48-year-old intruder had broken into a home and attacked a 70-year-old male resident with a bamboo stick and a hockey stick. The victim suffered a severe head injury but was able to shoot the intruder in the chest with his .38 caliber handgun.

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Every household should be “suitably equipped”!

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RANT: Lester Holt — just like Candy Crowley — with a twist!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

http://heatst.com/politics/lester-holt-the-third-debater/

Lester Holt: The Third Debater?
By Heat Street Staff | 11:01 pm, September 26, 2016  

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At tonight’s debate, Donald Trump faced off not just against Hillary Clinton, but against moderator Lester Holt.

  • Hillary’s emails
  • Benghazi
  • The Clinton Foundation

While ignoring these issues, Holt grilled Trump on

  • stop-and-frisk,
  • the birther story,
  • his comments about women,
  • his many bankruptcies,
  • why he hasn’t released his tax returns

— and a host of other issues the media sees as unfriendly to the Republican candidate.

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Disgraceful.

Trump was “Candy Crowley-ied”!

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/27/lester-holt-spins-debate-for-hillary-6-huge-ways-plays-gotcha-with-trump.html

1)      Jobs: Holt pressed Trump with two questions on how he was going to add jobs even though the first answer discussed renegotiating trade deals.

2)      Taxes: He portrayed the tax plans from the left – Clinton wanting to tax the rich and Trump “calling for tax cuts for the wealthy,” forcing Trump to correct him.

3)      Tax Returns: Trump got hit hard with tax return questions for “business conflicts” while Hillary got a slide on emails, her hidden speeches and Clinton Foundation business conflicts.

4)      Birthers: Holt asked a “birther” question that lasted longer than Clinton’s email answer. He then added three separate follow-ups to jam up Trump.

5)      Iraq: He hammered Trump for supporting the Iraq War, downplaying how Hillary had voted to do the same.

6)      Hillary’s Gaffe: When asked about biased policing, Clinton said, “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Holt ignored it, rather than challenge the idea everyone is bigoted.

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http://baltimoregazette.com/clinton-received-debate-questions-week-debate/

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10 Things Clinton Was Not Asked During The Debate

(this is a note from the RNC)

#1: The 5 Aides Given Immunity By The FBI Or Her Reckless Secret Server

#2: The Multiple False Statements About How Her “Extremely Careless” Actions Endangered Our National Security

#3: Her “Basket Of Deplorables” Insult Toward Millions of Americans

#4: Clinton Foundation Pay To Play Accusations

#5: Her Failures And Lies On The Attacks In Benghazi

#6: Her Support For Obamacare

#7: Her Deep Support From And Ties To Wall Street

#8: Veterans Affairs Scandal She Arrogantly Called “Not Widespread”

#9: Her Comments About Wanting To Put The Coal Industry Out Of Work

#10: Her Deception And Lack Of Transparency On Her Health

Thoughts?

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Which of the following issues were discussed during last night’s Presidential Debate?

a) The sanctity of life
b) Religious freedom
c) Helping poor children attend a better school
d) Taxpayer-funded abortion

Answer: That’s right. None of the above.  

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RANT: Neo-conservatives become neo-liberals?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/neocons-remove-mask/

The Neo-Liberals
The Z Man
September 24, 2016

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It is a good reminder that neo-conservatism was always a Progressive heresy and never had roots in Anglo-Saxon conservatism. Modern Progressivism has curdled into a list of hatreds, offering nothing but an increasingly dark vision of society. The neocons are following the same path. Guys like Jeff Jacoby can only tell you what they are not, and increasingly that sounds like “not American.” To be a neocon today is to do little more than spew venom at normal Americans for not supporting wars of choice and unlimited immigration.

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Seems like if Trump wins the “conservatives” will take their warfare / welfare principles off to the D’s.

Can’t hurt for them to go away.

Argh!

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