Why is it I have to block more and more of the junk, trackers, ad servers, cookies, scripts etcetera ad nauseum, almost every time I visit your web site? And the more stuff I have to block, the slower your site and it's pages load.
I'm on rather slow DSL not super high speed broad band. When it takes 4 minutes just for your main page to load it kind of disincentives me to want to read your site for material I might want to use on my blog or to get information that I might like to read.
I counted 19 scripts that I HAVE to allow for your site to even load with their accompanying cookies, which leaves 21 other scripts and their cookies I have to block.
And it takes forever for your site to load on 80 kps DSL.
I temporarily authorized everything on your site and it took 7 minutes for everything on your site, including the ads, to load.
SEVEN MINUTES to load ONE page.
I am very seriously considering dropping the link I have on my blog to your site as your site actually has MORE trackers and ads than CNN or FoxNews, and is almost as bad as Facebook.
forget the Straw Man Argument -- discrediting the opponent for
something that they don't even stand for. Like, "I don't listen to
feminists because they all believe every woman who wears a bra hates
Granted this wasn't a full proper block wall. And not all block walls are equal either. Some are just stacked together, other are stacked and mortared, others yet, are stacked mortared and filled with sand, concrete, or foam. There are some that appear to be concrete cinder blocks are actually full concrete all the way through. There are blocks that have re-bar and concrete in them.
Unless you actually built that wall, you can never know if it is truly cover, or if it is merely concealment.
Now that the movie, "Captain Phillips" about the Maersk Alabama hijacking by Somali pirates is out, we need to inform the public about some facts of that event that haven't been made public before.
The following article of facts regarding the incident was written by Dr. John "Jack" Wheeler.
Dr. Wheeler was a man of honor: a West Point graduate, a Vietnam veteran, and the man who was the driving force behind financing the construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He fought long and hard for the dignity and honor of the fallen Vietnam War soldiers.
He served three presidents as an aide and advisor -- Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, for whom he was a special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and a military consultant.
Jack Wheeler was a graduate student at the Harvard Business School when he was recruited to be an advisor to the president regarding military tactics. He was a man of integrity and served on the General Staff at the Pentagon.
Shortly after writing this article, he was murdered sometime between Dec. 28th and 31st in 2010 and his body was dumped in a dumpster in Newark , Delaware . Wheeler had homes in Washington, D.C. and New Castle, Del.
Now here's the story as written by Jack Wheeler that was suppressed by the media:
All of us need to raise our glasses the highest to the Navy SEALs who popped those three Somali pirates. And I'm sure you want to hear the real story of what happened especially because there is a revoltingly opportunistic and cowardly side to it.
Why, for example, did it take SEAL Team Six (aka DEVGRU, Navy Special Warfare Development Group) over 36 hours to get to the scene?
Because President Obama refused to authorize the SEAL deployment for those 36 hours, during which the OSC - the on scene commander, Cmdr. Frank Castellano of the USS Bainbridge - repeatedly requested them. Cmdr. Castellano is a very, very mature and experienced commanding officer and is rock solid in his decisions.
Once the SEALs arrived - parachuting from a C-17 into the ocean near the ship - Obama then imposed Rules of Engagement (ROE) specifying the SEALs could not do anything unless the life of the hostage, Captain Richard Phillips, was in "imminent" danger.
Thus, when Capt. Phillips attempted to escape by jumping off the lifeboat into the ocean, the SEAL snipers had all four pirates (one later surrendered) sighted in and could have taken them out then and there - but they could not fire due to Obama's ROE restrictions.
When the SEALs approached the lifeboat in a RIB (rigid-hull inflatable boat) carrying supplies for Capt. Phillips and the pirates, the pirates fired upon them. Not only was no fire returned due to Obama's ROE, but as the pirates were shooting at the RIB, SEAL snipers on the Bainbridge had them all dialed in. Again, no triggers were pulled due to the ROE.
Two specific rescue plans were developed by Cmdr. Castellano and the SEAL teams. Obama personally refused to authorize them.
After the second refusal and days of dithering, Cmdr. Castellano decided he had the Operational Area and OSC authority to "solely determine risk to hostage" and did not require any further approval by the president. He took unilateral action on Sunday, April 12, 2009.
Four hours later, the White House is informed that three pirates are dead and Capt. Phillips has been rescued unharmed. Then a White House press release was immediately issued, giving credit to the president for his "daring and decisive" behavior that resulted in such success.
Obama has absolutely no military knowledge or experience whatsoever. He demanded decisional control over the entire hostage drama to the last detail. All actions required his personal approval. He dithered like a coward while the world laughed at our warships flummoxed by four illiterate teenagers with worn-out AKs in a lifeboat.
Only when the Navy Commander decided to ignore his Pantywaist-in Chief and take action and responsibility himself, were the incredible skills of the SEALs put into play.
That Obama could cynically and opportunistically claim that his "bold" "calm" "tough" leadership was responsible should remind everyone that not a single action, not a single word of this man can be trusted. He is bereft of honesty and moral character. He is a complete Zero.
The HFR raises a glass full of pride and gratitude to Navy Commander Frank Castellano, the Navy SEALs for their incredible competence, and our military. Let's hold a Tea Party in their honor.
What a low-life, lying, racist, Muslim, Marxist, Manchurian coward we have running our government. It is a disgrace to the office.
* Commander Frank Castellano*
WOW!!! Wonder who could possibly have wanted to see Jack Wheeler dead!!! Probably the same person who had Breitbart killed. Strange that they both spoke the truth about our spineless, phony, usurper at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Excuse me? What has this to do with the millions of millennials who ARE tech and internet savvy who REFUSE to sign up for your Chinese Fire Drill?
It doesn't. It's CYA on the part of Reid and the rest of the DNC to save their jobs while they try to drum up support among the millennials who originally wanted ObamaCare/Affordable Care Act and now that they are finding out just what it will actually cost them, they don't want ANYTHING to do with it.
They would much rather pay the fine coming out of their nonexistent tax refunds than to pay one dime towards the hunk of junque that came out of D.C.
All President Obama and the DNC are doing is to try to get some breathing room so they can try to get some more sign ups. I personally don't doubt that we will find that the "subsidy" amounts will suddenly be increased to reduce the out of pocket expenses for the millennials as an enticement to get them to buy into it. And watch even that be a bait and switch.
Sure they might get a larger subsidy, but for how long?
Our society tries to quantify, and generalize education. However it fails to take into account that every student is different.
Meanwhile, the teachers association and special interest groups do their best to make it "Easier" for children to learn and "Easier" on teachers by dumbing down the information.
Teacher get raises based not on whether their students can read, write, do arithmetic, and actually undestand their lessons. But on whether or not they base some arbitrary test.
Teachers who try to actually teach are driven from the field, by their own district administrations because they don't want anyone to rock the boat.
Lord help them if they actually had to "Do their job."
The rise of districts with more administrative staff than teachers, all being paid high wages than the teachers who are doing the primary job of educating our children.
How much longer before we get High School Graduates who can't even do simple math or read?
Oh, I'm sorry we already have that.
It's time to change if not tear the whole system down and start over from scratch.
First fire all the administrators.
Then start evaluating each and every teacher based on their students actual grasp of the materials they are already supposed to know. Observe them in the classroom. If the teacher cannot teach, fire them as well.
Take out all the old text books, Start with the ones used in the 50's and "TEACH".
A Man walked into a Washington D.C. Catholic Church Confessional. He says to the Priest "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I attacked and brutally beat up a Congressman. I actually wanted to finish him off"
The Priest responded: "My son, I'm here to discuss forgiveness of your sins, not discuss your community service work!"
Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.
He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.
Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.
Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.
Fred's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!
When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover
To Fred's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.
He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
Fred was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Brisbane City Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.
Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention. Vote carefully in the next election, the bells are not always audible.
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My takeaway from the article is this, if the cops target the dope dealer or gang member 3 doors down, their device can't differentiate his/her cell phone from yours.
So your cell comms are being captured as well as theirs and also your neighbors, your neighbor's neighbors. And what are they doing with those intercepted comms?
Are they going through and checking your text messages and phone calls to see if maybe you are doing something that might be a chargeable offense? Are they deleting information that doesn't relate directly to the target of their operation?
No One Knows.
And the Cops aren't talking, neither is the manufacturer.
So I have a VERY big problem with this.
If you aren't the target of the investigation, they are still gathering your cell comms. And not only are they not letting you know they are/were doing it, you don't know if they went through all of your calls, texts, and web browsing though your cell.
Yes all of those are perfectly legal Rifle's. Even the black scary looking one.
It is a Semi-Automatic rifle.
A "Assault" Rifle is a rifle that has the ability to fire fully automatically.
Fully Automatic means that you can pull the trigger and hold it back
and it will continue to fire until you either release the trigger or the
rifle runs out of ammunition.
The black rifle is a
Semi-Automatic. Which means that after firing you have to release the
trigger so it can reset, before you can pull the trigger again to fire
And despite what the uninformed people and politicians
say, the original AR-15 was designed and built as a CIVILIAN rifle. A
rifle made specifically for me and you without any special permit or
The U.S. Air Force bought the rifle for their use for
the Air Police adding the capability to fire on full automatic to it.
then the U.S. Army Special Forces tried out the rifle in a little place
you might have heard of called Vietnam.
They Special Forces liked the rifle and wanted more. Then Robert McNamera got involved.
He was the Secretary of Defense under President's Kennedy and Johnson.
And soon the AR-15 became the XM-15 and then the M-16 and then the M-16-A1 of Vietnam fame.
So the Democrats took a Civilian rifle, and Militarized it.
And now Democrats and uninformed hysterical, illogical people want to
ban what is basically the same civilian rifle that just has had some
cosmetic features on it changed.
Do you see the logical disconnect here?
When the AR-15, which DESPITE what ignorant, uninformed people claim
DOESN'T MEAN AUTOMATIC RIFLE, it means Armalite Rifle Model 15, was
first sold to the public, it took an existing varmint hunting caliber
the .222 Remington and slightly modified it to give higher velocity and a
slightly heavier bullet, and put it in a light handy rifle using
aircraft grade aluminum parts. It is a descendant of the Armalite Rifle
Model 10 which was a full size rifle which was designed in the hopes to
replace the existing M-14 Battle Rifles that had then were issued to
our troops at the time.
Here read the first part of the M-16's wikipedia entry;
"The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is
the United States military select-fire adaptation of the AR-15 rifle.
The rifle was adapted for semi-automatic and full-automatic fire. Colt
purchased the rights to the AR-15 from ArmaLite, and currently uses that
designation only for semi-automatic versions of the rifle"
The AR-15 is SEMI-AUTOMATIC ONLY!
It's not the bullet hose you see in the movies and tv shows that the
Democrats and illogical gun-banners would have you believe.
Now let's give part of the description of the AR-15;
"The AR-15 was first built by ArmaLite as a small arms rifle for the
United States armed forces. Because of financial problems, ArmaLite sold
the AR-15 design to Colt. After modifications (most notably the
relocation of the charging handle from under the carrying handle like
the AR-10 to the rear of the receiver), the new redesigned rifle was
subsequently adopted as the M16 rifle. Colt then started selling the
semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle as the Colt AR-15 for civilian
sales in 1963 and the term has been used to refer to semiautomatic-only
versions of the rifle since then. Although the name "AR-15" remains a
Colt registered trademark, variants of the firearm are independently
made, modified and sold under various names by multiple manufacturers."
See when Colt start selling it to the General Public (Me and you)? 1963.
What is the year right now? 2014
That means the design for the AR-15 has been around for uhhhmmmmmm
carry the 3,
FIFTY ONE YEARS!!!!!
This rifle design has been around for over half a century and you
people are screaming "Ohhh it's evil ban it, it's too dangerous!!"
Put your big girl panties on and shut up!
The AR-15 and rifles of it's type have been used in less than .007% of
all the violent crimes committed in the US since it's inception.
Don't believe me?
Here is the link so you can look it up for yourself
For the Record, MY name is "Mark" and I've been going by GreyLocke, (Notice the "E" at the end) since the early 90's, and while I've driven through Massachusetts, I do not and have never done business there or lived there. I don't read the HuffPoS unless someone else is linking to an article there. I pay my bills and I truly support our Second Amendment Rights.
There are a couple of other Grey Locke's out there 3 or 4 of them area also me, just modifications of my user name to help me deal with could storage and a few other issues.
There are so Greylocke's, Grey Lock's, Grey Locke's, Graylock's, Gray Locke's etc and they are NOT me.
Once again for the record. My name is Mark and I live near Corpus Christi Texas. And while I have several possibly commercial ideas that have the possibility to make money, I haven't started them due to the lack of funds/time on my part.
So no, I don't own any business other than this blog, and while I do get maybe 100 a year off of this it's not really a business. As for my political views as I've stated them many times here on this blog, I am a rather virulent small "L" libertarian who believes government has too much influence, is too damn big, too damn intrusive in our lives and too dismissive of our Rights which are affirmed and guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
And while I have a couple of ideas about a some custom holsters, I ALSO have the e-mail address of Evyl Robot and HE DOES make holsters. So if I need one built, he would be the one building it, NOT me.
And while I USED to work on guns as an apprentice/assistant gunsmith in Missouri, my specialty is for the most part black powder rifle's, pistol's and revolver's and single and pump action cartridge shotguns. However I worked under my former father in law and for a major repair center, I was never the licensee or on any of the business licenses.
UGH! Let me sum this up. I am in no way associated with "Grey Lock Holsters", "Mike Weisser", "Ware Gun Shop" or "Huffington Post". And anyone who says different is a liar with a suspicious agenda or grossly misinformed.