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Symbolism and Numerology in North Korean Rocketry
Posted by: tipper || 12/03/2012 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under:

Next Up For A "Recovering" Europe: A 30-50% Collapse In Wages In Spain, Italy And... France
Posted by: tipper || 12/03/2012 01:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [524 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Coming soon, to an over-extended country near you. The US, you recall, wants to be more like Europe.
Posted by: Bobby || 12/03/2012 14:22 Comments || Top||

#2  ...well, the Blue States want to, thus powerful unions and 'living' wage [vs minimum wage].
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/03/2012 15:40 Comments || Top||

#3  So Madrid, Roma, + Paris, etal. sovereign capitals all have surrender national power-n-authority to the EXTRA/POST-NATIONAL EU in BRUSSELS.


Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/03/2012 19:12 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Bob Costas, Gun Control Cognitive Dissonance
I was one of those that send an email to NBC Sports and wanted to do more. Not only was Costas out of line, he actually looked silly doing it. I asked if he was doing an audition for "World News"?
NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on ''Sunday Night Football'' to advocate for gun control following this weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 12/03/2012 09:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1574 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No matter the guy had mental health problems, probably had concussions, and was on pills and drugs! How about taking Bob Costas off the air. He is a danger to truth. Save him from sounding like a bloomin idiot. I can think of several local incidents where handguns saved lives from being taken by thugs.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/03/2012 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  So if Jovan had beat his girlfriend with a hammer, coffee pot, iron, golf club, stabbed her with a kitchen knife or screwdriver, strangled her, shoved her out of a car at 70 mph what would Costas have to say about these means of killing? Would he want to control golf clubs, coffee pots, hammers, screwdrivers, knives, cars, etc. What a moron.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/03/2012 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Nicole Simpson was unavailable for comment.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/03/2012 10:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Bob Costas, the always erudite King Solomon of sportscasters...
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 12/03/2012 11:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Where is Jimmy the Greek when you need him.... {rumor has it the Greek beat the crap out of Costas on the set a number of years ago)
Posted by: Thumper Munster1272 || 12/03/2012 11:12 Comments || Top||

#6  So some guy murders his girlfriend then suicides himself outside his place of work. But because he is a pro athlete I'm somehow supposed to ponder why? Maybe the guy was an as@hole pure and simple. He can go to hell. In the meantime where is our toxicology report if I'm supposed to sit and contemplate the trials of a millionaire athlete. An apex athlete, prime of career, think the little lady would have had a chance if he decided to inside blitz her skull into the wall? No, the only way this would have ended differently only if the victim had a firearm.

Second, Belcher is no saint, heck he was barely a remarkable player, I thought who oh yeah that guy and I'm a Chefs fan. Took the easy way and used a gun to kill his girl, then took the easy way and killed himself rather than do his punishment. If the guy was remarkable the stadium would have drawn greater than 15% capacity.

The Costas Inquisition, yes I welcome a full investigation into the NFLs obvious and pervasive use of pain medication, ADD meds and ecstasy abuse, in addition to the complete lack of enforcing bans and laws against cronic drug abusers and law breakers.

If the NFL would be investigated with half the vigor Congress has gone after MLB, we would have hands in the air about famous QBs gettting it on with under 18s, a famous WR who was so stoned after a game he ran over a traffic cop, heck that hot shot wide receiver for the Chefs who still cannot catch a third down pass even with the passion of a murder/suicide coarsing through his veins has already been caught and fined for putting steriods in his veins; and what was in this guy's system when he flipped out late late at night and lost any control.

Concussions huh. Fine, disband the entire pro football and college ball system. Obviously it is a danger to women and minorities. Gun djinns Costas, thought you were supposed to be the smart one. Couldn't possibly be a person is still and as@hole even after they make it big, its why Basketball Wives is such a classy show, right Costas you whore of a hack.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/03/2012 11:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Furthermore, I would call on Congress to investigate the referees. You telling me this joke of a team went the whole game with only a delay of game penalty? Bull. Gimmie the scab refs, you know you wanted to call them that you talking heads, they at least were trying to call an honest game. By now they would have been at game speed. At least hire out Bobby the Brain Heenan to cruise the sidelines if this is how its going to be.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/03/2012 11:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Big Gun Control(tm) in Chicago.
Big death count by guns as well this year.
How's that all working out? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/03/2012 11:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Concussions huh. Fine, disband the entire pro football and college ball system. Obviously it is a danger to women and minorities.......

....and little boys who take showers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/03/2012 11:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Boeserker, thanks for that mental image. Really livened up my day.

Posted by: Charles || 12/03/2012 13:57 Comments || Top||

#11  Sorry Charles. All credit must go to the Penn. State Athletic Dept however.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/03/2012 15:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Costas is one of these guys that see himself as one of the "conscience of sports" guys. Eventually, they reach a point where you just tune them out and eventually they're out of a job. Case in point, Howard Cosell. And our old buddy Olbermann.
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/03/2012 16:11 Comments || Top||

rumor has it the Greek beat the crap out of Costas on the set a number of years ago

God love Jimmy the Greek. That alone makes up for any stupid remarks.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 12/03/2012 16:48 Comments || Top||

#14  Cleveland Browns groundskeeper self exits at facility.

The obvious connection is Romeo Cronell, perhaps as far back as Marty Schottenheimer. I think we should outlaw head coaches, they seem to be dangerous to women, minorities, and young boys.

(for you all with lives, both people were head coach of both Cleveland and then Kansas City. And the Penatentory State deal is horrible when considering the sheer scale..of the coverup. News carrying water like boilers on a dreadnaught. Even fart a suggestion that a Catholic Priest may, may, have a glancing impure thought and out come the ladders and torches. Not here, oh no, not infallable public university sports legend meme. Any thoughts there Bobby?).

And for the record - Bobby Coaster has been bLcr@p since his live broadcast of an animation of what the beijing olympics might look like. Fraud without any more weight on any issue of opinion.

Soccer players get bonked in the head all the time, especially when nobody is any good. Contested header ruins the day for two players. Never saw Preki go apeshit and start blowing away people. No movie out called End it like Beckhem. I killed my baby's momma...maybe bobby you should start at that simple five word statement and brave a discussion rather than taking the equivilant of belcher's cowardly approach to the subject. Quoting Whitlock, you should have at least raised a flag right there before plugging in your penis pump and giving your butterdish feelings.

It pisses me off because they are trying to eulogize a murder/suicide. Guy just ruined not lives but entire families. Surprised there wasn't a bronze statue near gate B2 or wherever. It was like the tribute was already set up and at the last minute somebody thought, hey maybe we should honor domestic abuse victims other than our murdering coworker? Now we got this story like he lived in the Stanley Hotel, and after coming home one night at two in the morning he put on Vivaldi, as he always does, except this time the record played backwards and a gun levitated into his hand, and then the rest.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/03/2012 16:51 Comments || Top||

#15  great comments by all.

-my thoughts -- the only "gun culture" I know are the Marines I serve with and those vets and others I go hunting or to the range with. Patriotic, Law abiding, good folks who treat every firearm w/utmost respect. What asshole Costas should be talking about is a "culture of violence" - big difference. That does not require a gun and has very little to do w/the 2d Amend. I guess in the Costass or Shitlock world the NRA is driving in a big van selling glock's door-to-door in inner city hoods...selling them to the gang bangers.

I bet Jovan was a mulitple concussion guy on pain killers and just found out the 3-month old wasn't his or that the gf was hooking him in for 18yrs of payments. Maybe he just got pissed because she burned his breakfast. Who knows. I don't know anymore than Costass or Shitlock. What I do know is that there's a culture of non-accountability, generational entitalism, and lack of stand-up fathers in the inner-hoods. That is the conversation the pussies at NBC do not want to have because it doesn't fit the narrative...
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 12/03/2012 17:35 Comments || Top||

#16  Lupica, the liberal jock-sniffer, was apoplectic on Imus this AM. Wanted to make "the big statement" but couldn't answer simple questions such as:
"what do you think propose we should do? Ban guns? Cuz it sounds like that's what you want"

"oh...no, no...that's not what I ...uh..."

freaking coward. Say it. That's what you want, you're not man enough to take the backlash or lead the effort to confiscate guns
Posted by: Frank G || 12/03/2012 19:30 Comments || Top||

#17  Whether or not there is a causal relationship between concussions or not. Football is a contact sport. Concussions occur. Lots of people get concussions. Not all become angry killers who blow their girlfriend away. Most likely Jovan was a stupid mf who might have done this if he didn't play football. Pro football players know the risks of football. They roll the dice and weigh the risks against the potential of making lots of money.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/03/2012 21:27 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Tracking Muslim Brotherhood's 'Grand Deception'
Posted by: tipper || 12/03/2012 20:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under:

Alarm in Tehran and Moscow over Bushehr nuclear reactor’s near-explosion in mid-October
DEBKA, salt to taste.
Posted by: tipper || 12/03/2012 02:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  what is certain is the reactor was shut down sometime in October but no announcement about it until mid nov, then corrected info

because of the location of the plant, mostly Sunni Iranians would die in the case of a major accident
Posted by: lord garth || 12/03/2012 4:47 Comments || Top||

#2  garth, would an Israeli bomb be considered a major accident?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/03/2012 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought reactors only exploded in hollyweird movies?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/03/2012 15:37 Comments || Top||

#4  If the operators screw up badly enough, you can have an "explosion" from steam pressure or combustion. The scale of the "explosion" could be from comparable to a fire cracker to a boiler explosion.

Posted by: Rob Crawford || 12/03/2012 16:52 Comments || Top||


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Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/03/2012 18:35 Comments || Top||

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