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!@#&^$&*!@^$ ObamaCARE!!!

FCAdcock Try actually getting care under the new law. (8 comments)

I tried. Even though my injuries are covered by the VA system, my quotes were more than my monthly disability check from Uncle Sam. He gives, he taketh 110% away...

about 7 months ago
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Dirty Tricks? Look-Alike Websites Lure Congressional Donors

FCAdcock Re:NSA? (157 comments)

For the same reason the article hides that democrats do this same thing as well at the bottom. Political agenda.

Slashdot is known to be hostile towards certain groups: Christians, republicans, anyone in government who passes laws or regulations about computers, and the NSA. They're easy to pick on, very few of us are members of those groups (I belong to the first two groups) and any post that mentions them in a negative light is good for your karma here.

about 8 months ago
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GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible

FCAdcock Re:Well (618 comments)

What scientific information doesn't the EPA disclose?

http://junkscience.com/2013/08...

There you go. Answered.

about 8 months ago
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User Backlash at Slashdot Beta Site

FCAdcock Give it a break already. (3 comments)

My user account is low enough to show that I've been around for a bit. I've been through past changes to the site, and I'll be here through this one as well.

Stop screwing up the site with spammy comments that are completely unrelated to the content of stories and just get over yourself. Slashdot redesigning it's website is not the end of the world. Grow up, leave the basement, and stop crying about people changing the wallpaper of your favorite fapping site.

about 8 months ago
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New Medal Designed To Honor Cyber Soldiers

FCAdcock Re:A Terrible Idea (230 comments)

Truith BURN!

Seriously though, medals aren't just for combat. Many are simply for doing your job well. I guess not missing your target and killing kids by accident could be considered doing it well. This does seem to be fairly pointless though.

about a year and a half ago
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Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul Not Using the State or UN to Control RonPaul.Com

FCAdcock Re:Libertarian take on cybersquatting? (232 comments)

>>So please, to any libertarians -- can you give me a purely libertarian explanation of why cybersquatting is wrong?

Because it's rude.

about a year and a half ago
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Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

FCAdcock Re:Checks and Balances My Ass (74 comments)

The house? They're the only ones with blame here? Then how come congress refuses to pass (or even discuss) any of the budgets passed by the house?

It's BOTH side's fault, and it's not new. They've been doing it for years.

about a year and a half ago
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Handheld Black Hornet Nano Drones Issued To UK Soldiers

FCAdcock Price (97 comments)

Yeah, they cost 200k for the first few. But that is to cover development. The actual price of these things should fall dramatically over the next year or so as they get rolled out. If this is the same tiny drone I've seen pictures of in the news lately, they look like something you'd find being flown around the mall by some guy selling them at a kiosk, albeit with quite a bit more technology in the camera and remote control.

about a year and a half ago
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New York Newspaper uses public records to publish map of gun owners

FCAdcock In other news (3 comments)

In other news, local residents report stream of break-ins during work hours.

Honestly, this is pretty dangerous. Even moredangerous than the guns themselves (note, ONLY legally owned guns would be shown here since they're the only ones on record) is the fact that they've just told every criminal in the area where to go to find a gun. Good job y'all!

about 2 years ago
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Politics: Paul-Barney Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Federally

FCAdcock Re:"Screaming, Mindless Christians" ?? (688 comments)

I am, in fact, none of those things. I don't approve of homosexuality, but I neither fear it or hate those who are gay. I don't dislike women at all. In fact, two of my favorite people on this earth are women. I am not irrational at all; I believe in science, history, and even the theory of evolution. (of species, not humans. There is absolutely no evidence that we came from some other species, just that we have changed. Find the missing link, and I'll change with the facts) Corrupt? I don't drink, I don't do drugs, have sex with strange women, or anything else most people would consider to be "corrupt." As far as stupid, I'm talking to athiests about God, so yeah... I'm probably a little bit stupid...

As an athiest, you know shit about Christianity... Just the words in a book. I know the bible, and I know God. Don't confuse that with what you know.

I don't want a theistic government. Not once did Jesus say we should make Christians our kings. Sure, I would rather have Christians in office than people who don't share my views and opinions, but I don't support most of what the "christian right" are doing. Gay marriage, not my thing, but I don't think it should be illegal. Abortions, shouldn't be used instead of condoms, but they do serve a use in some cases. Drugs, go for it. I won't join you, but I won't stop you either.

more than 3 years ago
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Politics: Paul-Barney Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Federally

FCAdcock Re:Obama's too conservative (688 comments)

The few heavy equipment operators I have seen are themselves rather definite proof that smoking pot DOES NOT affect your ability to, well, do almost anything. And I know quite a few. I ran equipment myself for two years. Stayed high nearly the entire time too... (come on, YOU try driving 10mph for 8-10 hours a day and see if YOU don't scream for a joint.) Oddly, the two accidents I did have, I was stone cold sober during

Pot doesn't affect your ability nearly as well as it affects your will to do something. I quit when I realized that sitting at home watching south park reruns just wasn't how I wanted to spend my life.

more than 3 years ago
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Politics: Paul-Barney Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Federally

FCAdcock Re:"Screaming, Mindless Christians" ?? (688 comments)

I'm almost positive he was Feudalistic, not Socialist... He didn't say "what is mine, is yours" he said "what is mine, came from the Lord."

There is a difference between believing in charity, and believing in forcing others into giving.

Jesus also told a story about a farmer who planted a tree in his field. For three years he watered and fertilized this tree in hopes that it would produce fruit. At the end of the third year he told his tennant to cut down the tree. His tennant replied asking him to wait one more year, and if at the end of that year the tree had not produced, he would chop down the barren tree.

We believe in charity, we believe in giving to others, but we do not believe in a nanny state which allows "barren trees" to live forever off of handouts, taken from others.

more than 3 years ago
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Politics: Paul-Barney Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Federally

FCAdcock Re:"Screaming, Mindless Christians" ?? (688 comments)

As someone who went to public schools in Mississippi, I can tell you for a fact that teachers don't lead the class in prayer even though very few of the students would object if they did.

Personally, I'm tired of being the "silent majority" in this country.

Athiests: Sit down and shut up. You make up less than 1% of this country and you are still getting your way in having God pulled from every place you can find His name. This is a democracy. .07% isn't enough to even be mentioned in the footnotes of our nation...

Yes, some people calling themselves Christians have done some horrible things in this world. Just because someone calls themselves a Christian does not mean they are one. I can call myself a pink tyranosaur all day, but that won't make me any less of a human or any more of a dinosaur. Those people will be right beside those who denied Jesus in the end.

And before you even start, just because I'm a Christian doesn't mean I have to be nice. Not once does the bible tell me to be nice. It tells me to be righteous and good. I am told to follow Jesus's example; a man who was sarcastic, loud, and often completely rude to those opposed to God's way. The thought of Jesus, or christians, as "nice" or "polite" shows just how little you know of the bible.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Updates His Facebook Status During Hostage Stand-Off

FCAdcock Re:Obstruction? (203 comments)

1. of all the .22s I own, none of them are pistols... Checking wikipedia, it says that the .22 is the most common round in the world. Logic tells me that this is trus since I can buy a box of a thousand rounds for what it costs for 20 .45 rounds.

2. you're right, typing faster than I could think.

3. SWAT teams wouldn't fall into the category of "most police forces." They are more likely to be shot than conventional police and therefore arm (and armor) themselves accordingly.

4. Yes, I do. I was wrong.

5. See above

6. I'd call it debris. Otherwise tornadoes would cause fragments.

2 years 3rd ID, served in Iraq and Afghanistan, member IAVA, DAV, and WWP.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Updates His Facebook Status During Hostage Stand-Off

FCAdcock Re:Obstruction? (203 comments)

Just googled them, they cost less than $400. SAPI plates run about 290, and the newer polyethelene ones cost between 400 and 600. You can get the full package (plates, with lv III-a vest) for around 700 online.

Also, small towns don't usually have swat teams, and those that do, have swat team members who wear ceramic plates. Would YOU spend $800 on plates for your vest if it meant the difference between coming home at night or dying in someone's front yard? Most cops aren't as stupid as you think, and the ones who have been around long enough to make their way on to a swat team are even less stupid. They know what bullets do to people, and they do their best to avoid first hand experience. You study computers, doctors study anatomy, swat studies violence...

When you say that it's used "almost exclusively" you're missing some key facts. There are hundreds of millions of soldiers on the planet who wear body armor. There are probably less than 200k SWAT team members world-wide. So yes, the military outnumbers police usage by far, but that's not saying that cops don't have access to them. Hell, assuming that you live in a country that has the word "liberty" in it's constitution, YOU have access to them. They aren't restricted, just expensive considering that they only last 5 years (or until shot).

more than 3 years ago
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Man Updates His Facebook Status During Hostage Stand-Off

FCAdcock Re:Obstruction? (203 comments)

The most common rifle round is NOT the 5.56. By FAR it is the .22. Seeing as how you were most likely referring to military rounds, you're still dead wrong; it's the 7.62 NATO. The last I read there were over 100 million ak47's in the world.

Body armor can stop the 5.56 as well as the 7.62 round with ceramic plates. I have been hit with a 7.62 round and while it left a huge black and blue spot on my back, knocked me down, and knocked the wind out of me, the vest did it's job and I am here today telling you that you're wrong.

Your sizes are just way off for rounds. the 9mm is 9mm across (duh, a$$hat) and the 5.56 isn't 24, it's 22.3mm (that's why we call it the .223)

Movies and games do not understate the range on grenades at all. the "lethal" radius of a grenade is 5m, but the effective stopping range is about 20-25m.

And lastly, most of the killing from artillery rounds is not done by fragmentation. There just isn't that much metal in an artillery shell. The majority of the destruction is done when the shell explodes and throws everything that's close to it 50 feet farther away. You're much more likely to be killed by a car door than a shell fragment in an artillery strike.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Updates His Facebook Status During Hostage Stand-Off

FCAdcock Re:Obstruction? (203 comments)

Nope. Grenades have about 20m worth of killing in them. Sure, it's possible you could get a random fragment through your neck 50 yards away, but from that distance I wouldn't even worry about covering my man sausage from the blast.

Unless you're in confined quarters (room, foxhole, vehicle) grenades aren't that much of a threat. Hell, we just awarded the MoH to a soldier who had one blow up less than two feet from his hand and all he lost was the hand. (that incident was clearly the exception, not the rule; but it shows us that grenades are a lot less lethal than most civilians assume.)

more than 3 years ago
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UN Backs Action Against Colonel Gaddafi

FCAdcock Re:Circlejerk (501 comments)

No, I didn't get a reach around. I got my legs shattered and my knees destroyed when my helicopter was shot down.

more than 3 years ago
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UN Backs Action Against Colonel Gaddafi

FCAdcock Re:Circlejerk (501 comments)

Most of the civilians I saw dead over there had AK-47's in their hands when they died...

more than 3 years ago
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UN Backs Action Against Colonel Gaddafi

FCAdcock Re:Similar Revolts (501 comments)

I highly doubt we will see an Iranian revolution any time soon. At least not until the next election, which will most likely end up the same way the last one did where the ruling party clearly cheated and the people protest. THEN we will see an Iranian revolution. But that is years away.

Bahrain, I couldn't tell you one way or the other. I don't know enough about their country to say.

Saudia Arabia on the other hand it is very likely; and that will not be a good thing for fuel prices throughout the world. The Saudis control enough of the world's oil that whichever side controls the oil will get the help. The Saudi king could behead babies and rape virgins on worldwide television, but as long as he holds the keys to the oil, no western country will dare stand up to him. It just won't happen...

As far as who will fill the power vacuum, you're probably right. It will most likely be someone who is just as bad as the last guy. In that part of the world; where education is minimal, tribal leaders are more powerful than the government in many cases, and tensions among tribes is high; it takes a very strong (IE: ruling with an iron fist) to keep a country from tearing itself apart.

Look at what happened in Iraq after Hussein. As soon as he was gone the country ripped itself into three and each side declared war on the others for control of the nation. Sunis and Shiites do not get along. Not ever. They have fought for a thousand years. Theey will most likely fightt for the next thousand years also. The only thing that kept them from killing each other while Hussein was in power was that they were too afraid to attack and face his gas attacks. It takes a strong leader, and a heavy fist, to control two sides who dislike each other as much as these groups do.

more than 3 years ago

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Roadrunner

FCAdcock FCAdcock writes  |  more than 10 years ago ya know, Time Warner RoadRunner is just about on my last nerve. So far this week my email has been down two different days, and last week it was down for a day, plus one complete day of absolutly NO service. That just gets on my last nerve. 24/7 service has turned out to be 24 minutes a day, 7 hours a week...

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FCAdcock FCAdcock writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I guess this is where I say hello. I'm from Madison Mississippi. I'd say it's the area where most of the rich snobby people who work in Jackson live. I don't think I fit in here much. I'm not rich. I don't think I ever will be. I'm just a middle class, southern american boy.

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