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Nota Bene

RailGunner Why I don't post here very often (13 comments)

Because here on slashdot, the libtards here are proud of their ignorance, stubbornness, and obtuseness.

In other words -- they're lost causes and not worth any more of your time. They're dumber than dogs -- at least rubbing the dog's nose in his own feces will convince the dog to stop crapping on the carpet -- but these brown shirt liberals, no matter how bad things get, lie and ignore the reality.

They say "Unemployment down to 5.6 percent!!" but ignore the reality that the labor force participation rate is the lowest it's been since Jimmuh Cartuh. More Americans are unable to find work and given up looking at the highest rate since the 1970's and liberals cheerlead Obama and the unemployment rate that's intentionally deceptive.

It's just like when you (or I) point out the many failures and high body counts of socialism, it's brother communism, or it's cousin fascism -- they huff and puff and insist, nay, they demand that you admit that "true socialism" has never been tried.

Smitty -- I don't always agree with you, but I definitely like you -- you're a good person.

But I'd be less than honest if I didn't tell you that I don't think these morons are worth much of your time.

I realized years ago that they weren't worth much of my time, either.

about two weeks ago
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Je Suis Charlie

RailGunner Re:I stand, too (15 comments)

The Catholic League is not the Vatican. I am not a member of the League (though I am a Knight of Columbus).

Furthermore, what Donohue is saying is Biblical, about trying not to deliberately offend.

The reason for that is, obviously, if they're spitting mad at you they aren't going to listen to the Gospel from you.

That said... I support the right of comedians to offend whoever they want.

about three weeks ago
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National Championship Game

RailGunner Re:Fine, Oregon (8 comments)

I called my congressman (Kenny Marchant) and left a message with a staffer, and send him a tweet asking him to support Gohmert for Speaker.

Sadly, Marchant voted for Boehnerdict The Orange. Oh well, don't blame me -- I voted for Grant Stinchfield in the last primary...

about three weeks ago
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Je Suis Charlie

RailGunner Re:I have a lot of Catholic friends (15 comments)

My wife used to be a Protestant, and even joined BSF... when we left the Protestant Church I was attending with her, she went all Sola Scriptura in an attempt to convince me why I was wrong to remain Catholic.

What she found in the intense study of Scripture converted her to Catholicism.

This book reinforced it.

about three weeks ago
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Je Suis Charlie

RailGunner Re:I stand, too (15 comments)

I've every bit as Roman Catholic as St. Peter and St. Paul. ;)

about three weeks ago
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Je Suis Charlie

RailGunner Re:I stand, too (15 comments)

Right, and outside of Ireland Catholics and Protestants aren't currently slaughtering each other the way the Shia and Sunni groups are.

about three weeks ago
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National Championship Game

RailGunner Re:Fine, Oregon (8 comments)

Right, like that spineless jackass wouldn't cry if Ohio State wins...

about three weeks ago
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National Championship Game

RailGunner Re:Wow (8 comments)

The fact that if you take away the horrible turnovers early in the game against Alabama, and Ohio State having to settle for field goals twice after 1st and Goal, then Ohio State beats Alabama even worse than the 42-35 score that was the final. When you look past just the score, and into the time of possession, yardage, etc, Ohio State whipped Alabama's ass.

That 59-0 destruction of Wisconsin also influences me.

Yes, Oregon dismantled the Florida State Criminoles, but Florida State was a paper tiger all year. Oregon hasn't seen a defense as fast as OSU's. Super Mariota is going to be pressured like he hasn't been all year.

Oregon also hasn't seen a back like Ezekiel Elliot.

about three weeks ago
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Je Suis Charlie

RailGunner Re:I stand, too (15 comments)

Your right to claim blasphemy ends when you set foot outside the mosque.

.... I disagree, they can claim blasphemy all they want. The problem is that the prescription for that blasphemy is death.

Here's an example.

I'm Catholic, and therefore, I think all Protestants are blaspheming heretics when they deny the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.*(see below)

My prescription is that all Protestants do the following:
+ Renounce their silly Calvinistic / Lutheran blasphemies and false teachings like the concept of a "Rapture"
+ Go to Confession
+ Join an RCIA program and (re)join the Catholic Church


And if they don't, well, I'll leave them alone.

See? That's far preferable to "KILL THEM NOW!!!" So the claim of blasphemy isn't the problem, it's the "fix" for the blasphemy.

* No, I don't really think all Protestants are heretics. Just misinformed.

about three weeks ago
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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.""
Link to Original Source

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College Football Rants and Open Letters...

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about two weeks ago To Nick Saban:
You can tell your team all you want that they "don't need a trophy to know they're the best" -- your team isn't the best. You got beat by a better team 42-35.

To the SEC Fans:
Your "the SEC is invincible" narrative, primary fed to you by the talking heads on ESPN (which owns the SEC Network), has been shattered. Your top teams all LOST. The so-called mini-NFL, the SEC West, was 2-5 in Bowl Season.

Ohio State beat Alabama, Wisconsin beat Auburn, TCU beat Ole Miss, Georgia Tech whipped Mississippi State, and NOTRE DAME beat LSU. That's right, LSU lost to Notre freaking Dame. You know, SEC, when your signature bowl win is against Louisville, you need to drink a nice, tall glass of warm STFU.

To Mark May of ESPN: Mark, I saw you on TV still not admitting that Ohio State deserved to be in the National Title tournament even after they handed Alabama their asses. Still think the 2014 National Champions didn't belong there?

And who was that asswipe on Fox Sports who stupidly claimed that if Ohio State played Alabama next week that OSU would lose? Butthurt much? Who's to say Alabama would even beat Wisconsin or Sparty next week much less the 2014 National Champions?

Besides, Alabama had their shot at Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

Ohio State 42, Alabama 35

To the fans of TCU, who thought they should have been in over Ohio State or Florida State: Dude, seriously? Win that piece of shit overrated conference you call the Big 12, then maybe we'll talk. Besides, the team that had a better argument (not a good argument, just a better one than yours) was your conference Champions, which leads me to...

To the Fans Baylor of who thought they should have been in over Ohio State or Florida State: You lost to Sparty at the Cotton Bowl, a stadium that's about 90 minutes from your home field. Any team that plays in a shitty conference that loses essentially at home TO MICHIGAN STATE has no business trying to claim that they deserve to be in the National Championship Tournament. Yeah, you were a 1 loss team who won a conference that was marginally better than the MAC this year. Big f'n deal. Seriously Baylor, the Toledo Rockets would give you all you wanted in a Bowl Game. The Big 12 completely sucked this year, and went 2-4 in bowl games thanks to TCU drumming an overrated SEC team and Oklahoma State beating Washington, a Pac-12 patsy team. Big Whoop.

Finally...

To the Big 10 Haters:
2014 National Champion Ohio State 42, Oregon 20
Ohio State 42, Alabama 35
Michigan State 42, Baylor 41
Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31

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Ferguson 2

RailGunner RailGunner writes  |  about 2 months 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 2 months 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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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