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Ferguson

RailGunner Re:Such a shame (38 comments)

You really should let him in.

No thanks. The fact that I don't seems to torment him, and quite honestly, he deserves it.

about three weeks ago
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Ferguson 2

RailGunner Re:I blame racism (4 comments)

I blame racism too. In fact, America is the most racist I've ever seen it -- it's racist against Whites.

about three weeks ago
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like hot ice

RailGunner Re:Here's a question you won't answer (23 comments)

You know nothing of my family or where I came from.

So here it is in a nutshell:

I worked my ass off working shitty fast food jobs to pay my own way through college, got a degree, and a good job. Had nothing to do with my "family connections" or "white privilege" or any other lame ass excuse used by people that don't have any success.

YOU are to blame for your failures in life. Not your family upbringing, not your race, or any other secondary attribute.

about 2 months ago
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like hot ice

RailGunner Re:Here's a question you won't answer (23 comments)

Considering I'm originally from Toledo, Ohio -- not far from Milan, Ohio, and seeing as how Thomas Edison was able to put his gifts to good use despite being born into a poor family and having health issues, I'll take those odds.

I have earned everything I have. I would have no problem doing that in any era.

about 2 months ago
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like hot ice

RailGunner Re:Here's a question you won't answer (23 comments)

Roll it back to 1911. Not just because an iconic firearm was born, but roll it back to before the first Fascist American President, Woodrow Wilson, took office.

about 2 months ago
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Abject moron claims control over 1/26th of the alphabet

RailGunner Re:"some great tradition that you are upholding" (40 comments)

RFK rode his brothers coattails. Are you suggesting that when Moochelle "Lt. Commander Worf" Obama is elected that we can start using BHO?

And since when are you the guy who apparently makes all the rules for posters on Slashdot?

about 2 months ago
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Abject moron claims control over 1/26th of the alphabet

RailGunner Re:"some great tradition that you are upholding" (40 comments)

Presidents whose last names have occurred only once in federal politics have been referred to by their last names. Ever hear anyone talk about RWR, RMN, DDE, HCH, or GRF? No, of course not.

Apparently you've never heard of JFK.

about 2 months ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

RailGunner Re:No WMD's...Really? (376 comments)

So Bush was right all along.

<NelsonMuntz>HA, HA!</NelsonMuntz>

about 2 months ago
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As a conservative, I take full responsibility for ebola

RailGunner Re:Typical (10 comments)

A Christian's generosity wouldn't be so limited either.

Limited? I'm being very generous giving Wendy Davis anything more than a single digit IQ. Her supporters are even dumber.

And you are correct, I'm not a redneck.

But perhaps I should shamelessly rip off a famous redneck....

If you complain about the government mismanaging Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and yet clamor for even more government.... you might be a liberal.

If you complain that people aren't being compassionate when they don't want their taxes raised, and yet give nothing to charity... you might be a liberal.

If you think that it's not OK to kill an animal for food, but that it is OK to kill an unborn baby for convenience.... you might be a liberal.

They almost write themselves....

about 2 months ago
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Not sure whether this favors JC or fustakrakich more

RailGunner Re:Your defensive reaction speaks volumes (26 comments)

Fusta would never go to a retirement home. Not enough tin foil there to help him keep the CIA mind control waves out of his head.

about 2 months ago
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As a conservative, I take full responsibility for ebola

RailGunner Re:Typical (10 comments)

Given the sheer number of retards on the left, this is shooting fish in a barrel.

For example, take Abortion Barbie, aka Wendy Davis, for example -- that woman's IQ is barely room temperature, and I'm feeling generous this morning.

about 2 months ago
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Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

RailGunner Re:Why do so many liberals despise Christianity? (124 comments)

Which is why all those Africa nations that has had so many good Christians go over there and help them for over a thousand years (with no help from those atheists, according to the article smitty linked) is now so prosperous

Once upon a time, young liberal padawan, there was a country called Rhodesia that was the "Breadbasket of Africa", easily producing enough food to make the country a net exporter, and creating 400,000 jobs.

Then a Marxist named Robert Mugabe took over and turned it into a shithole called Zimbabwe.

So don't blame missionaries for trying to help, blame Statists for fucking things up like they always do.

about 2 months ago
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Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

RailGunner Why do so many liberals despise Christianity? (124 comments)

Simple -- Because Karl Marx realized that religious people would never submit to an all powerful State when they were praying to the all Powerful God. In other words, Christians living their faith, giving money to the poor and other corporal works of mercy don't need a nanny state to take care of them.

Karl Marx's biggest enemy? The Catholic Church.

about 2 months ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

RailGunner Re:Self fulfilling prophecy (155 comments)

No, Texas does not have an Open Carry law permitting the open carry of hand guns in public. On your property, open carry away. You can open carry a long gun (rifle, shotgun, even the "scary" AR-15) but we can't openly carry hand guns.... yet.

about 2 months ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

RailGunner Re:Self fulfilling prophecy (155 comments)

Not you Texas, your gun laws suck.

As someone who lives in Texas, our gun laws are pretty good with one notable exception -- we need an Open Carry law for hand guns. Otherwise, we can own / carry just about any gun.

about 2 months ago
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I Sure Some Sycophant Will Claim They Were "Just Doing Their Job"

RailGunner Re:You misspelled God (102 comments)

yet he left the Nazis and Commies alone

Have you ever read the entirety of the Old Testament? There were times when God allowed the Jews to be conquered to teach them a lesson. Have you considered the possibility that the American GI was doing God's Will when stomping the Nazi's? (Well, stomping them enough that they went underground and re-emerged as "Progressives" or "liberals".)

God does exist, and he does loves us, but not in the way most people think... or find comfortable.

Telling us that we're incapable of getting to Heaven on our own and sending His only begotten Son to die in our place seems like just the thing an infinite Love would do.

about 2 months ago
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I Sure Some Sycophant Will Claim They Were "Just Doing Their Job"

RailGunner Re:You misspelled God (102 comments)

What a bizarre view of theology you have.

about 2 months ago

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Breaking News: Al Gore Dead at age 63

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  more than 3 years ago

RailGunner (554645) writes "Former Vice President Al Gore was found naked from the waist down and dead in the Alaskan Wilderness this morning. Wasilla Police released a statement today: "Evidence suggests that while Mr. Gore was sexually enjoying the company of a polar bear who promised to release his third chakra and give him the happy ending that the masseuse wouldn't, the infamous Manbearpig was able to sneak up behind Mr. Gore and deliver a fatal blow." Mr. Gore is perhaps best known for the claim that the Polar Ice Caps would melt in 5 years — that he first made 8 years ago. The Polar Ice Caps were quoted as saying "Yeah, dude, we're still here, chillaxing as always.""
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Ferguson 2

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about three weeks ago So I'm seeing a bunch of wailing and caterwauling from the Left about how the riots hurt minority owned businesses...

Hey liberals -- why do you care? According to you: they didn't build that, someone else made that happen.

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Ferguson

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about three weeks ago Told You So

And then I went further.

Now I'm going to tell you the rest:

The protests are nothing more than an attempt at a Reichstag fire, an effort to give Chairman Zero reason to declare martial law - for "social justice" (which of course, is not justice).

Any question of whether Chairman Zero was on the side of justice or mob rule was answered last night during his press conference. His body language and visible anger spoke volumes. He is on the side of the unruly howling mob (but, if you've been paying attention, you knew that already.)

Justice for Michael Brown?

He strongarm robbed a convenience store then assaulted a police officer. It's really a shame he wasn't able to survive his wounds, justice for him would have been 10 years in prison.

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Aiming, Trigger Control, and Ferguson

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 4 months ago When you're at the range, and you line up your shot to center mass, and you pull the trigger, where you miss is indicative of what you're doing wrong -- if it's consistent. (Some short barrel concealed carry guns are not accurate at longer ranges; they aren't intended to be, either. However, the average full size hand gun is intended to be pretty accurate.)

Here's a link to a helpful free (PDF) target that may make you a better shot.

If I miss at the range -- which is rare -- I usually miss down and to the left of the bullseye (but not by much) because I'm pulling my index finger a little too hard -- I'm tightening my fingers.

If I was in a high stress situation -- say one where a yelling, large, aggressive nearly 300 pound man is charging me, I'd probably tighten up even more and miss to the left, say, hitting the assailant in the right arm. As I continued to pull the trigger, I would likely start missing up from the recoil of the gun -- more likely if I've firing a .40 cal, which has a sharper, more upward recoil than a .45 ACP or a 9mm does. (I've shot a few .40 cals before -- I've not shot a .40 cal Sig Sauer, but I have shot a couple of Berettas and I wasn't a fan. Besides -- .45 ACP is better than .40 anyways :) )

In this regard, the autopsy result of Michael Brown tends to support the officer's account of what happened. Brown was charging him, and under stress he over tightened, and missed to his left from center mass which would be the assailant's right arm / shoulder as he likely did not take a lot, if any, time to re-sight as he was in the line of a charging bull.

The other piece of evidence is going to be the brass. If it's all in a localized area, the officer was standing still. If it's scattered, then he was running toward the assailant.

The other question, which leads into another somewhat related point: How many rounds did Officer Darren Wilson fire? His gun had a 12 round magazine (+1 in the pipe) so it's possible that he missed a few times - which wouldn't surprise me, as here's a dirty little secret:

The police do not train with their firearms enough, or even as much as the average CHL holder.

A couple of my closest friends are police officers, and I can out shoot them any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Despite their "training" I have a much tighter grouping and many, many more bulls-eyes with the same weapon than they do.

The reality is, this trend tends to hold across the general population. You are far more likely to get shot by a cop -- whether intentional or not -- than you are a legal concealed carry licensee.

Consider that little fact the next time you want to think that "only the police should have guns".

And if you are a concealed license holder -- when was the last time you practiced? Find a range and keep those skills sharp.

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Terminal Ballistics and Ferguson

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 4 months ago One argument made on television last night by a Ferguson City Councilwoman was that the Officer used "excessive force" by shooting a 6'4", 240 pound man 6 times.

6 times! She said.

...... the ignorance is breathtaking.

Here's the reality: Remember this story of a woman hiding in her attic with her children? She shot the assailant 6 times. He survived his injuries. Link to Local News Story

I bring this up as an example to my larger point: Compared to long guns (rifles, shotguns) ALL HAND GUNS SUCK.

The woman in the story was using a .38 special, I do not know what caliber the Officer in Ferguson was carrying. I will wager an educated guess and say that most likely the officer was carrying a 9mm, as it's arguably the most popular police issue handgun. A size comparison between the .38 and the 9mm reveals that they are very, very close in size. The 9mm is faster, as the cartridge contains more powder.

Hollywood has lied to you.

When people are shot, even with the mighty .45 ACP (well, mighty for a hand gun, that is), most people do the following: They psychologically react, think, "OH MY GOD I'VE BEEN SHOT" and lay down, where they are either captured, taken to the hospital, and recover or pass out due to loss of blood pressure and bleed out. They do not fly through the air emitting a Wilhelm Scream only to be stone dead when they hit the ground.

The only way to *stop* an assailant with a hand gun, barring the psychological effects, is to hit someone in the following areas on the body: The pelvic girdle, shattering the hip bone making walking difficult if not impossible, severing the spinal cord, or a hit to the brain. Even a direct shot to the heart is not enough to stop immediately, as a person with a destroyed heart could still have anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds of combat ability before they pass out due to loss of blood pressure.

Here's what we know: According to the officer and eye witness testimony, Michael Brown was rushing the police officer, who fired. The first few shots hit the assailant's arm, and did not stop him. Finally, a shot that hit just above his eye (autopsy report) ended his life.

Far from being a cherub faced child, Michael Brown was a 6'4", 240 pound giant who had just committed a strongarm robbery of a bunch of Swisher Sweet cigars, popular for hollowing out for use with marijuana (which was found in the toxicology report).

Why are losers like Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and other race baiting idiots involved? We have now seen two incidents where an "unarmed" black male was assaulting a police officer in one case -- breaking his orbital socket bone -- and in the other case breaking the nose of a neighborhood watch volunteer. Both were committing a felony assault when shot, and both died from their wounds. Both are now Liberal Saints, Trayvon Martin -- aka Saint Skittles, and now Michael Brown, now Saint Swisher Sweets -- who despite committing felony assaults at the time of their deaths -- and quite frankly, already received their "justice" -- were "good boys who didn't do nuffin".

Both also led to outcry and criminal trials. Much like George Zimmerman, I would normally expect Officer Wilson to be acquitted -- but with the current mob mentality, and the desire for their pound of flesh, there's no way to predict the outcome of what is now a politically charged event.

... while nary a word is said about the epidemic of black on black violence that is occurring in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and Washington DC -- where in many of those cases the victims, unlike Brown and Martin, were innocent.

My, how this country has fallen so far in just 6 years.

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New Business Venture

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 4 months ago I'm going to open up a small restaurant that specializes in finger foods -- ham and cheese crackers, small BLTs, etc. with an extensive wine and liquor list.

I'm going to call it the Allahu Snack Bar.

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Once again - I was right.

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 7 months ago Barack Obama is a fascist who is authorizing the use of the US Military against US Citizens ON US SOIL.

Link this story with the militarization of Federal Agencies (such as the Post Office, the DHS Hollowpoint ammo buy, and others, and you can see HOW he's doing this.

If you aren't concerned about this... you aren't paying attention. And if you're not paying attention, when the shit hits the fan, you'll deserve what you get.

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Axl Rose listed as best rock vocalist?

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 7 months ago Link

Congrats to Axl Rose.

Apparently Michael Sweet, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Tarja Turunen, Geoff Tate, Rey Parra, James LaBrie, Ronnie Dio, Dave Mustaine, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, James Hetfield, Trevor McNevan, Jon Sumrall, Mark Slaughter, Jani Lane, Joe Elliott, Brendan Small, Bon Scott, Steven Tyler, Jeff Scott Soto, Eric Bloom, Robert Plant, David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Brad Delp, Robin Zander, Tom Keifer, Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw, Dennis DeYoung, Paul Stanley, Daniel McMaster, Jason McMaster, Ian Gillian, Ryan Clark, Amy Lee, Chris Jericho, Andi Deris, James Paul Luna, Jesse James, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Perry, Steve Augheri, Joan Jett, Lenny Kravitz, Lita Ford, Cristina Scabbia, Kevin Dubrow, Klaus Meine, Vince Neil, David Coverdale, Phil Anselmo, Ralf Scheepers, Bret Michaels, Freddy Mercury, Steven Pearcy, Rob Zombie, Tommy Christ, Sebastian Bach, Ted Nugent, Justin Hawkins, Ian Astbury, Jim Morrison, Roy Orbison, Maynard Keenan, Rik Emmet, Dee Snider, Peter Steele, Weird Al Yankovic and George Fischer were all unavailable for the "contest".

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I know it's early, but...

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 7 months ago 20-9, 8 game winning streak, the best record in Baseball, and a 5 game lead in the AL Central.

HOW BOUT DEM TIGERS!

And for the record, Brad Ausmus is a far superior manager to Jim Leyland.

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Mark Callahan for US Senate

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 7 months ago Pretty good. I'd have handled this a little differently. Reminds me a little of Reagan's "I paid for this microphone" moment.

And for my buddy smitty -- it's just another example if liberals and their perpetual pre-pubescence.

"Global Warming, Fact or Myth"
"Myth" -- Correct answer, by the way

And note how the thin-skinned liberal asshole (but I repeat myself) then asks him what he thinks of the Easter Bunny... Callahan points out the asshole nature of the liberal reporter and ends up getting thrown out of the meeting.

My response would have been that there's more credible evidence to support the existence of the Easter Bunny than there is for Anthropogenic Global Warming.

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New Product for Liberals Upset at Obama being an unmitigated disaster

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 8 months ago

Also can be used for aching symptoms from trying to defend the Imperial Preznit from the following scandals:

Fast and Furious
IRS Targeting
Benghazi

Or even from overplaying the race card. Buy it by the crate!

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Technical Stupidity

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 8 months ago Link to i-Programmer

Wow, talk about a trollbait article.

The author attempts to make a case for managed code because of the "saving graces" of the runtime, but what, pray tell, was the runtime written in?

If a bug similar to Heartbleed was found in .NET or the JVM, for example, it arguably would have had an even greater impact.

To be 100% clear Heartbleed happened not because a programmer screwed up, but because the language was too primitive to know better.

Wow, that's a money quote for trolling.

This statement is ludicrous. It was because a developer screwed up. When a person gets shot, do we blame the gun or the shooter? Exactly, we blame the shooter. The fault never lies with the tool, it lies with the user of the tool. If you don't know how to use the tool correctly, don't fucking use the tool.

For example: Let's say there's an idiot -- there's enough around here to pick from -- who improperly uses a table saw and slices off a finger. Do we blame the table saw or the sloppy idiot?

Blaming C/C++ for Heartbleed is just as stupid.

Quite frankly, I'm surprised i-programmer posted such a trolling, flamebait rant and called it an article. I'd expect that sort of lame-ass shit from Slashdot...

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Some Bullshit Holidays Created by Lefties

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 8 months ago

Harvest Day (Nazi Germany)
Beer Hall Putsch Day (Nazi Germany)
Red Army Day (Soviet Union)
USSR Constitution Day (Soviet Union)
Earth Day (United States)

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Coming soon to an iOS device near you

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 8 months ago

.. a match 3 game featuring buxom blondes, clubs, and baby seals.

I call it...

Scandi Crush Saga.

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Weapons Grade Stupidity

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 9 months ago Recently, an Anonymous Coward (but I have a couple of guesses as to who really wrote it) accused me of being racist because I am pro-life.

The AC's argument was: You say you want to ban abortion, but what you really want is to ban abortion except for the type that rich white people can afford, therefore, you're a racist.

The logical leaps in this argument are almost breathtaking in their stupidity. I'd be surprised, but I've had this account for probably a decade now and as such liberal stupidity is, quite frankly, nothing new.

Here's some pseudocode that explains my position on abortion:

bool MayHaveAnAbortion (Mother m)
{
if (m.LifeAtRisk() == true)
{
return true;
}
else
return false;
}

Please note, dear liberals, that in this example there is no consideration for race, socio-economic status, or any other victim groups that you like to place people in.

(Yes, I am aware that the method could simply be "return m.IsLifeAtRisk()" but let's face it, the liberals around here aren't smart enough to handle that and would only get confused.)

So to sum up: Yes, I am absolutely opposed to all forms of abortion for all women except in cases where the life of the mother is at risk.

Furthermore, the logical errors required to somehow twist that into calling me a racist are exceptional in their stupidity, and proves (yet again) the intellectual dishonesty of the "progressive" movement -- showing the "progressive" movement to be nothing more than a secular humanistic death cult.

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