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Name: Mike
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About Me

US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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Crazy Brave and Stupid! Topless Feminists disrupt Islamic Conference, dragged offstage and beaten

At a Muslim conference in Pontoise, France, two feminist activists stormed the stage with messages in French reading “No one makes me submit” written across their exposed bodies.

***warning nudity***

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Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Sep 15, 2015, 08:19 AM (22 replies)

Mother Raises insufferable Prick, doesn't understand what happened

First Clue: She's a San Fran Liberal

I can do nothing right in my teenage son’s eyes. He grills me about the distance traveled of each piece of fruit and every vegetable I purchase. He interrogates me about the provenance of all the meat, poultry, and fish I serve. He questions my every move—from how I choose a car (why not electric?) and a couch (why synthetic fill?) to how I tend the garden (why waste water on flowers?)—an unremitting interrogation of my impact on our desecrated environment. While other parents hide alcohol and pharmaceuticals from their teens, I hide plastic containers and paper towels.

I feel like I’ve become the adolescent, sneaking around to avoid my offspring’s scrutiny and lectures. Only when Cory leaves the house do I dare clean the refrigerator of foul-smelling evidence of my careless waste—wilted greens, rotten avocados, moldy leftovers. When he goes out to dinner, I smuggle in a piece of halibut or sturgeon, fish the stocks of which, he tells me, are dangerously depleted. Even worse, I sometimes prepare beef—a drain on precious water, my son assures me, and a heavy contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions.

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 10:19 AM (21 replies)

Well heres a Lawsuit waiting to happen

Has anybody here tried this? How long before the first collision?
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 03:33 PM (5 replies)

Marcus Luttrells' Message to Terrorists (I believe Him!)
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 02:59 PM (9 replies)

California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the requirement to pass a high school exit exam.

The California High School Exit Exam (CASHEE) was created in 2004, and is intended to make sure that students have a rudimentary grasp of English and mathematics before being awarded a high school diploma, and to counter the phenomenon of students receiving passing grades while learning almost nothing. The test is hardly complex. The math test, for instance, only covers 8th grade-level material and can be passed if students answer 55 percent of questions correctly. About 80 percent of California high schoolers take and pass it on their first try while in the 10th grade, and overall passage rates for the class of 2014 were above 97 percent.

But now, a bill passed Thursday by the California legislature, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign, suspends the exam through 2018, while also retroactively suspending it back to 2004. That means thousands of students who failed to ever pass the exam but otherwise completed all other requirements will now be able to receive diplomas.

According to SFGate, about 40,000 people will benefit from the change by becoming newly eligible to graduate. The number could be higher, though, as 249,000 students failed to pass the test by the end of senior year from 2006 to 2014.

CASHEE was already scheduled to be on hiatus for several years while educators created a new test more in line with Common Core, which California has adopted. But the exam caused a ruckus over the summer when the state abruptly canceled a summer administration of the test and left several thousand students unable to graduate. Lawmakers moved quickly to let 2015 graduates receive diplomas without the test, but Brown then urged them to go further, and allow all prior students to receive a diploma as well.

Opposition has come from California Republicans, who argue that the test is remarkably easy and giving diplomas to those who can’t pass it will simply devalue California diplomas in general.

“It is not that rigorous,” Sen. Bob Huff told SFGate. “At least it’s something that we have a measure that they met some educational requirements. I think it’s a dumb move.”

(I know Secession is Illegal but can we Vote to Kick a State Out?)

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 01:52 PM (15 replies)

Fatwa Issued Against 'Slumdog Millionaire' Composer A. R. Rahman

An Indian Muslim group has issued the fatwa against the composer and Iranian director Majid Majidi to protest their film 'Muhammad: Messenger of God.'

Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman and Iranian director Majid Majidi have been issued a fatwa by a Muslim group who have objected to their film Muhammad: Messenger of God.

The Iranian film is the first of a planned trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad. According to reports, Mumbai-based Raza Academy objected to the film, stating, “It is nothing short of a crime to make a film on the Prophet, dramatizing his life and using non-Muslim actors... Making such a film is making a mockery of religion."

Islam and Freedom of Speech-Perfect Together

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun Sep 13, 2015, 11:57 AM (2 replies)

Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog honored in NYC

I needed a feel good story to counter that last one

I DARE you to not Cry
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 05:28 AM (0 replies)

Rick Rescorla, A Hero of September 11

Vietnam War Hero, Head of Security for Morgan Stanley.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Sep 11, 2015, 07:02 AM (1 replies)

Here's who SPLC and Right Wing Watch should worry about

Law Enforcement Agencies on Alert for
Black Lives Matter attacks on 9/11
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:33 PM (28 replies)

Judge rules police trials to stay in Baltimore

The Police are innocent, and the excrement is going to hit the rotary oscillator
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 11:10 AM (15 replies)
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