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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Chicago Tribune calls for Obamacare repeal.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 14:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Even Mrs. Bobby's WaPo editorial page had three mocking Obamacare cartoons out of four. Usually they are all four bashing us right-wing loonies.

The fourth was suggesting Shrillary better watch out for newly-elected Sen. Martha Whatserface. [snigger - the dumb one]
Posted by: Bobby || 11/16/2013 15:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously the Tribune is operated by Racists(tm) and Terrorists(tm)

/sarc off
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/16/2013 16:10 Comments || Top||

#3  ...This is the big one..! <LINK>
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/16/2013 16:27 Comments || Top||


Making corn-based ethanol badly hurting environment
[Aypee] Shocking! Bushitler is to blame as well? Somehow I knew it.
CORYDON, Iowa The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.

Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield.

It wasn't supposed to be this way.
Where have we heard that before ?
With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama made homegrown corn a centerpiece of his plan to slow global warming. And when President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Mr. Bush predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure."

But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today.
It's been a highly successful vote getter however.
As farmers rushed to find new places to plant corn, they wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and polluted water supplies, an Associated Press investigation found.

Five million acres of land set aside for conservation - more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined - have vanished on Mr. Obama's watch.
Yellowstone, Everglades, and Yosemite..... also owned by the gummit.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 11:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [416 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
How to Make Moonshine Automobile fuel in 21 Easy Steps using a Pressure Cooker Still

Posted by: Phusoger Prince of the Lichtensteiners7911 || 11/16/2013 13:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Green Energy Poo
Posted by: Dale || 11/16/2013 16:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Not to mention the millions worldwide who have been pushed to the brink of starvation due to rising food prices.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/16/2013 17:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Who pushed this PoS idea? I recall W suggesting using switchgrass. Do the libtards think it's been long enough that people will forget and they can pretend once again that they are cleaning up a mess made by Bushitler?
Posted by: gorb || 11/16/2013 18:56 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
UnitedHealth Drops Thousands of Doctors from Insurance Plans
UnitedHealth Group dropped thousands of doctors from its networks in recent weeks, leaving many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The insurer said in October that underfunding of Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly could not be fully offset by the company's other healthcare business. The company also reported spending more healthcare premiums on medical claims in the third quarter, due mainly to government cuts to payments for Medicare Advantage services.
1. AARP Supports ObamaCare
2. ObamaCare cuts Medicare Senior Advantage Secondary Insurance Money
3. UnitedHealth cuts Medicare Senior Advantage Doctors
4. AARP sells more expensive UnitedHealth Medicare Secondary Insurance plans
5. AARP makes $1 Billion

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 11/16/2013 10:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [687 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Right Wing propaganda. Don't believe your lying eyes, listen to A. Barry Rand, CEO of AARP. No worries, it's all ready to GO !
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 11:48 Comments || Top||

#2  I have been throwing AARP post office delivered propaganda away for years. They can FOAD.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/16/2013 14:03 Comments || Top||

#3  You know,
Those Government Suppliments will dry up whenever "They" Want.

Don't be fooled.

Then YOU pay, and a hell of a lot more than you wanted to.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/16/2013 14:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Alaska Paul, me too. On both thoughts.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/16/2013 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  ..instead of throwing away AARP j-mail, wrap it around a brick and mark it "Return To Sender." They have to pay return postage...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/16/2013 19:03 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Cops: Man fired cannon during dispute
...but who hasn't..?
HT: Drudge

Authorities say a western New York man has been charged with harassment for repeatedly firing an unloaded Civil War cannon at the homes of his neighbors.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Brian Malta fired the cannon at neighboring homes in the rural town of Kiantone, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles south of Buffalo.

Deputies say the cannon was fired with only a powder charge and wadding. Police confiscated the cannon.

Officials say Malta had an ongoing dispute with his neighbors, but no details were released.

Malta was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of harassment and three counts of menacing. He was released from the county jail after posting $2,500 bail.
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Likely with good reason, he probably received notice that his health insurance plan had been cancelled and that he was faced with enrolling into Obamacare.

Posted by: Chesney Whelet1782 || 11/16/2013 11:54 Comments || Top||

#2  DEACON!!!!
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/16/2013 16:42 Comments || Top||


This Week in Guns, November 16th, 2013
By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Actor Brent Spiner, who played the android Data in the Star Trek: The Next Generation throws his lot in with the statists, by saying all people with a gun in their hand are dangerous.
That's nice, dear. But we're paying you to pretend to be someone else. Go do that, there's a good lad.
But phasers apparently aren't a problem...
EX SAS squaddie Max Velocity discusses counter-ambush techniques, here called the Drake Method or Rhodesian Cover Shooting.

Kurt Hoffman
claims that a new 3-d printing process using a metal printer effectively make gun control a moot issue. A gun company has been working on the technology, while Congressfolks have been honing their prior restraint legislative skills. They want to kill the 1st and 2nd Amendments simultaneously, long a goal of our glorious democratic left. My money is on the printers, but your mileage may vary.

Speaking of hostile statists, an antigun town councilman in Swampscott, Massachusetts wants the right to enter homes to check on weapons. Hijinx and hilarity ensues.

Rantburg's summary for arms and ammunition:

Rifle and pistol ammunition prices were mixed to lower.

Prices for all classes of firearms were mixed.

Pistol Ammo

.45 caliber, 230 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Wolf Polyformance, .32 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Jack Ross Ammunition, round nose reloaded, .32 per round (-.05 each from last week after +.05 previous three weeks)

.40 Caliber Smith & Wesson, 180 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (2 weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ventura Munitions, Hunting Shack Ammunition, .28 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LAX Ammunition, store brand, reloaded, .27 per round (-.01 Each, -.04 Each over previous three weeks)

9mm Parabellum, 115 grain, From Last Week: -.03 Each (-.06 Each over previous three weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Alamo Ammo, Remington Flatnose Leadless, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: LV Ammo, Store brand, reloaded, .24 per round (-.01 each from last week)

.357 Magnum, 158 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged ( +.14 each over previous six weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammunition Depot, Federal CCI Blazer, .46 per round
Cheapest Bulk 250 rounds: LAX Ammo, reloaded, .42 per round ( -.17 Each from last week(!))

Rifle Ammunition

.223 Caliber/5.56mm 55 grain, From Last Week: +.01 each (+.02 over previous two weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Munirel USA, Tulammo, steel cased, .32 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 500 rounds: Sportsman Guide, Wolf, steel cased, .32 per round (-.02 each, Previous two Weeks: +.03 each )

.308 NATO 145 grain, From Last Week: Unchanged (+.10 over previous two weeks) (After -.21 over seven previous weeks)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Goose Island Sales, No Label, steel cased, .60 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: LAX Ammunition, Prvi Partizan, .60 per round (+.04 each from last week)

7.62x39 AK 123 Grain, From Last Week: -.01 Each (Unchanged previous seven weeks, but one, +.01)
Cheapest, 20 rounds: Ammo Supply Warehouse, Wolf Polyformance, steel core and case, .25 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 1000 rounds: Cheaper Than Dirt, Brown Bear, steel case, .24 per round (-.01 from last week)

.22 LR 40 Grain, From Last Week: +.02 each (Unchanged in previous five of six Weeks)
Cheapest, 50 rounds: Ammo Fast, Federal American Eagle, .10 per round
Cheapest Bulk, 5,000 rounds: Ammo Fast, Aguila, .12 per round (Unchanged)

Guns for Private Sale
Rifles


.223/5.56mm (AR Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $843 Last Week Avg: $918
California: Del-Ton: $900
Texas: Smith & Wesson M&P15: $675
New York: Daniel Defense DDM4: $1,240 (Same Gun)
Virgina: Smith & Wesson M&P15: $650
Florida: Bushmaster (Carbon Fiber): $720

.308 NATO (AR-10 Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,549 Last Week Avg: $1,372
California: Noveske: $2,300 (Same Gun)
Texas: Patriot Ordnance Factory $1,300
New York: None available
Virginia: DPMS: $1,100
Florida: DPMS, Stainless barrel: $1,495 (Same Gun)

7.62x39mm (AK Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $767 Last Week Avg: $755
California: Centurion 39 Sporter $900
Texas: WASR 10: $750
New York: WASR: $950 (Same Gun)
Virginia: MAK90: $850
Florida: AK-47 Sporter (Chinese made): $385

7.62x54mm (Dragunov Pattern Semiautomatic) Average Price: $1,167 Last Week Avg: $1,192 (Unchanged from last week)
California: Romak PSL: $1,350 (Same Gun)
Texas: Romak PSL: $1,300
New York: None
Virginia: NODAK (Custom Build): $817 (Same Gun)
Florida: Romak: $1,200 (Same Gun)

Pistols

.45 caliber ACP (M1911 Pattern Semiautomatic Pistol) Average Price: $480 Last Week Avg: $440
California: Rock Island Armory: $475 (Prolly Same Gun)
Texas: Rock Island Armory (Nickel plated: $450
New York: Regent R200SS (Stainless): $400 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Rock Island Armory: $600
Florida: Springfield (Stainless): $475

9mm Beretta 92FS or other Semiautomatic Average Price: $413 Last Week Avg: $447
California: Steyr: $400
Texas: Ruger P95: $410
New York: Glock 19: $405 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Glock 26: $450
Florida: Smith & Wesson SW9VE: $399

.40 caliber S&W (Glock and other semiautomatic) Average Price: $435 Last Week Avg: $415
California: Glock 27: $450
Texas: Glock 22: $450
New York: Walther PPS: $425 (Same Gun)
Virginia: Beretta 96D: $450
Florida: Glock 23: $400

Used Gun of the Week: (From Minnesota)

Mixed Build AR-57 chambered in 5.7x28mm

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com
Posted by: badanov || 11/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Personal hat tip goes to Atlanta gunshop owner last week. As I walked in the door to browse:

LIV asks proprietor: How much to use your range ?

Proprietor: Have you fired here before? Do you know how to operate your handgun? Have you attended a weapons training session? Are you familiar with it's safety features?

LIV patron: Comments unintelligible.

Proprietor: (Just loud enough that all the other salespeople and everyone else in the store could hear) I'm sorry sir, I cannot let you fire on our range unless you are trained and fully familiar with the functioning and safety of your weapon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/16/2013 0:16 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
First aid flights arrive in Puntland
GAROWE, Somalia Nov.15, 2013 (Garowe Online)-First planes carrying humanitarian aid to survivors of a severe cyclonic storm that hit Somalia’s northeastern region of Puntland at the weekend landed at an airport in Puntland capital of Garowe on Friday, Garowe Online reports.

The chartered Ethiopian and Djiboutian planes, with food and medicines were received by Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole before the Disaster Management and Rescue Committee dispatched the aid to the flood-hit areas.

President Farole thanked the neighbouring countries for standing with the Somali people at this difficult time and appealed for more help as hundreds of people are stranded in remote areas where the rescue teams can only reach by air.

“We await other humanitarian assistances from the international aid agencies and the government is committed to distributing all aids on the ground,” added Farole.
I'm sure the U.N., Arab League and Live Aid are all over this...
The president warned of water-borne diseases and stressed the need for precautionary measures to prevent the health problems ahead.

Asmalesh Walda-Mirad, Head of the Ethiopia’s Consulate General Office in Puntland said “Ethiopian government is very delighted to help those who are in need” noting that other Ethiopian aid flight will land in Puntland tomorrow.

On his side, Antonia Michele a Djiboutian representatives whose government loaded plane with 30 tonnes of food and medicine pledged more assistance from Djibouti for the cyclone-affected people and sent his condolences to the families of the victims.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:



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Sat 2013-11-16
  Militias attack Libyan protesters, killing 31
Fri 2013-11-15
  Iraq Bombers Kill 43 as Millions Mark Shiite Holiday
Thu 2013-11-14
  Bomb blasts outside Karachi imambargahs wound 14
Wed 2013-11-13
  Syria Kurds Announce Transitional Autonomous Government
Tue 2013-11-12
  Gunmen gun down 'chief financier' of Haqqani network in Islamabad
Mon 2013-11-11
  Syria army retakes key base near Aleppo: State TV
Sun 2013-11-10
  Imambargah attacks leave three dead, spark outrage
Sat 2013-11-09
  Zawahiri Disbands Main Qaida Faction in Syria
Fri 2013-11-08
  'Mullah Radio' takes overTTP, terms talks 'waste of time'
Thu 2013-11-07
  Nigeria president seeks state of emergency extension
Wed 2013-11-06
  Mortar round hits Vatican embassy in Damascus
Tue 2013-11-05
  152 soldiers sentenced to die for mutiny in Bangladesh
Mon 2013-11-04
  Blast inside Quetta seminary leaves two injured
Sun 2013-11-03
  Gunmen kill 30 in suspected Islamist attack on Nigerian wedding convoy
Sat 2013-11-02
  Egypt army arrests head of Sinai radical militant group, dozens others

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