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January 13, 2015

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Janet

Amen to Captain's 8:08.

The Black Lives Matter people have chained themselves to barrels blocking all lanes of traffic on I-93.

More leftist "activists" who are allowed to break the law. LAWLESS.
Vandalizing property is okay if you are a leftist. Blocking roads is okay if you are a leftist.
Citizens of other countries are allowed to break the law.

But YOU must obey the law...& the millions of rules & regulations that leftists are writing for you.

NKvirusedand back

MissM and Ben mention the Pope's commentary on respectful self-censorship regarding sincere faith. Ross Douthat commented on that as well. His personal value system is akin to mine, but he calls out the lying cowardly Left (like his employer) who mock Christians at every turn, then criticize Christian pushback, but now, they suddenly discover the need for respectful self-censored speech when it come to Islam. Basically, Douthat is calling out Pinch's plantation operator Baquet who's done exactly that this past week. I hope Pinch and Baquet both gagged on the croissant and cafe this morning. http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/douthat/2015/01/14/blasphemy-revisited-i/

Beasts of England

I thought that carp had already been kicked out by the court, Clarice?

Janet

Why don't people just drive through the protesters?
I hope they don't ever block my car, because I can see me driving through them...I'd probably be arrested for hitting someone.

Mitt Romney

Blocking roads is okay if you are a leftist.

Bringing in snipers to defend your right to steal from the public is OK if you're a rightwing asshole with a cowboy hat.

Beasts of England

Exactly, henry. If everyone is mandated to offer something, how is it a differentiation? Good grief. Of course, they know it's BS. Total LIV bait.

Buster McCloud

Joe Biden went to Brazil to try and repair America's relationship with their government. Biden said, “It's great to be here in the Amazon. I have always wanted to see where all the books come from.”

Ben

"because I can see me driving through them...I'd probably be arrested for hitting someone."

I'm glad you see the difference between acts of violence and acts of free speech which you would like to see prosecuted over some commuters inconvenienced.

Miss Marple

I knew NBC would be up with this story first. It seems to be accurate, though, based on Vatican reporters I follow:

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/paris-magazine-attack/pope-francis-freedom-speech-one-cannot-make-fun-faith-n286631

clarice

Nope, Beasts. (I'm out of town on a clunky computer so if I miss something, forgive me.)Happy Birthday everyone just in case.

Marlene

Maybe TC or Dave can check in with a traffic report. Ugh,Boston traffic is horrible on a normal day. Those are 1,200 lbs barrels, James is correct, a few broken arms should solve the problem.

Beasts of England

Very unique definition of speech, boy...

W

"I have always wanted to see where all the books come from.”

What are 'books'?

Ben

Wall Street sees the doom...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-14/oil-at-40-and-below-gaining-traction-on-wall-street.html

Miss Marple

Looking at the video and following it on Twitter it seems that they cemented their arms inside these barrels and then positioned themselves so that all lanes of traffic were closed and vehicles couldn't pass.

I hope that there are no ambulances, women in labor, or other medical emergencies caught in that traffic jam due to this juvenile and destructive behavior.

I also think they should be billed for the emergency crews who are having to cut them out of the barrels.

Ben

Nothing unique about it son.

NKvirusedand back

Why don't drivers run over the vandals on I-93? Same reason I don't spit on the vandal Lefties blocking the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal every night (I really want to BTW)-- we're too civilized. Why should we lower ourselves to the Lefty vandal level, rhetorical question, we shouldn't. Not gratuitously vandalizing public space because we don't like a social condition is a mark of civilized restraint. That said, the Soros vandals get away with this crap mostly in Blue Hells (GCT, I-93, Oakland, Portland etc) where the political class are just older and fatter versions of the vandals.

Ben

We'll see how far apart he and his Dad are. Austere libertarianism won't make the grade.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/229559-not-waiting-rand-paul-is-already-in-campaign-mode

henry

I also think they should be billed for the emergency crews who are having to cut them out of the barrels.

Use front end loaders, put them on the beach at low tide, let Soros save them.

Beasts of England

A few broken arms would be great! After all, it's just enhanced speech!!

Miss Maple

I hope that there are no ambulances, women in labor, or other medical emergencies caught in that traffic jam due to this juvenile and destructive behavior.

Actually, I'm praying that there are; I love a good bout of moral indignation. It's even better if the protesters are Blahs.

NKvirusedand back

The world is starting to catch up to JOM about Walker's promise as a POTUS candidate:
http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/15/yeah-that-scott-walker-shows-promise-if-he-runs-in-2016/

Beasts of England

That's an excellent free speech idea, henry!

jimmyk on iPhone

I think you guys misunderstood the falsify comment to Bernie. The point was that if AGW can't be falsified by data, it's not scientific. That isn't turning the scientific method on its head. It's beating the AGW nuts over the head.

Miss Marple

I see that now the trolls are sock-puppeting. That last comment wasn't from me.

AliceH

I think the cops should set up a detour, advise anyone who can to just stay home, and then just let those chained-in-1k-lb-barrels protesters stay right where they are. I mean, for hours. Days. Weeks, if need be.

Jeff Dobbs

CH:
You've already demolished that line, no?

DGMS

Ben

"Actually, I'm praying that there are"

You and B should go on a date and have a *DRINK*

The Pope approves of your union as RC's. :)

Ben

Sorry MM. I should have known you aren't as craven as B. :)

NKvirusedand back

Why the surprise that a Pope in this age demands respectful speech about organized religion?

danoso

My point is AGW isn't supported by data in the first place, there's nothing to falsify. Some phenomenon will be observed, and with no evidence to support it, be attributed to 'global warming'. It then becomes a game of 'prove us wrong' (by the AGW crowd). That's standing the sci process in it's head.

Old Lurker

LUN is a WSJ TBR graph for Rick's file.

What could go wrong as we devalue the meaning of marriage?

Miss Maple

One great thing about Walker: you'll never have to worry about him having an affair with a woman.

NKvirusedand back

@9:12-- that is indeed the best way to deal with the Soros vandals. Inconvenient for those who have to detour, but it's the best response... until the Soros vandals expand the vandalism and start materially affecting movement of people... then water canon and nightsticks and mass arrests. They quickly scurry away at that point, and it takes several years for the next batch of losers to take up some bogus 'cause' on a pretext.

Miss Marple

NK,

His statement was very confusing, in that first he said that people should be respectful and violence isn't justified, THEN he said, if someone says a bad word about my mother, he will receive a punch.

That is what upsets me. He seems to somehow keep talking after his point is made and then confuses the issue.

Jane

Amy had a great idea about the Boston protest.

Leave them there. It's 19 degrees today. zi'm more than happy to see what happens after dark (which will be at 4:10 PM.)

jimmyk on iPhone

"Dr J, the comments to Dershowitz op ed are scathing."

Actually there were quite a few sympathetic comments. But I agree the WSJ comments in general are surprisingly weak. .

Miss Maple

there's nothing to falsify

One more time: showing that co2/methane don't absorb infrared falsifies the theory.

Old Lurker

Amy has a good idea.

Made better if they set up a firehose to apply a constant drizzle over the crowd then walk away.

jimmyk on iPhone

"One great thing about Walker: you'll never have to worry about him having an affair with a woman."

Not sure that's the best wording. Could have said the same about Barney Frank.

NKvirusedand back

OL-- then couple that marriage fail with the RickB link to Clifton at Gallup... no business start up going on. The broad social trends which rse writes about have been bad for 20+ years, but the legal assault on startups especially in Blue Hells, and nationally since '09 are destroying new business creation, which of course is where jobs and wealth are created. We are destroying, OK the Progs are destroying, our kids' future.

Miss Marple

jimmyk

Not me, but a troll.

I will not be posting here for a few hours, as I have work to do. Anything with my screen name or a "misspelling" of it is not me.

Have a good morning, folks!

RickB

I'll second AliceH and Amy's suggestion. Just leave them in place. Maybe plant some low shrubs around them to show how much we care. If they have to be removed, use a forklift and move barrel and buffoon to a holding area and use extreme caution to preserve the barrel while removing the buffoon.

NKvirusedand back

MissM- he = Douthat?

Jeff Dobbs

MM:
if someone says a bad word about my mother, he will receive a punch.

Did he say that about his mother and what he would do -- or about what we could expect others to do?

Because I think he would ascribe to turning the other cheek - and was more describing human nature (especially from those who do not follow Jesus' teaching).

But I'm only going off of the headlines and my uninformed opinion . . . like the good internet commenter that I am, that's all I need!

NKvirusedand back

RickB, Alice, Amy, I agree as well... until the detours become too burdensome on civilized society.... then... water cannon and truncheons.

Beasts of England

Sock puppet Ben@9:23 - Awesome comment, dude! That should keep me laughing all morning!! Wow!!

jimmyk on iPhone

I'm just saying the original "falsify" comment was a reference to the habit of AGW nuts to take every bit of data (cold weather, storms, lack of storms, volatility, earthquakes, eclipses, meteorites) as confirmation. Aside from the validity of the mechanism, it's the unwillingness of the AGW crowd to put the theory to a test that shows their unseriousness. Even a loon like Paul Ehrlich was willing to make a falsifiable prediction.

jimmyk on iPhone

And I fell for it (slaps forehead).

Danube on iPad

They haven't ruled out Loretta Fuddy:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/01/15/ron-paul-institute-charlie-hebdo-attack-a-false-flag-just-like-911/

Janet

Are they allowed to be on the road?...No...then arrest them immediately.

Why should law abiding citizens have to mess with them? or think of clever ways to "get them". There is already a law. ENFORCE IT.

Every time we dink around with this crap it just escalates.
Arrest them.
Enforce the law.

Extraneus

They need that other data, Jimmy, because global temperatures haven't risen in 15 years.

You'd think they'd be more humble after that kind of humiliation.

Ben

"Sock puppet Ben@9:23"

Huh?
.

Miss Maple

Even a loon like Paul Ehrlich was willing to make a falsifiable prediction.

Just show that co2/methane don't absorb infrared.

What could be easier?

James D.

hit @ 9:31, I read the article and I took his comment about throwing a punch to be a joke.

Miss Maple

My turn!

Is your theory of God falsifiable?

Miss Maple

The Muslims believe in Allah, Christians believe in God.

We should teach the controversy in the public school system!

NKvirusedand back

AGW frauds: I agree with Jimmy, the Sci Method is fundementally observation, hypothesis, test, disproven/not disproven. The fraud committed by AGWers is not forming their CO2 hypotheis, instead it is to to 'test' that hypothesis with statistical models rather than databased testing, so the result will always be that their hypothesis cannot be disproven or falsified. That's the fraud of AGW 'models'. As we've seen from satellite and even ground temp databases, there has been no statistically relevant 'warming' since the '98 super el nino. That real data has invalidated both the catastrophic AGW hypotheis and the 'testing' models.

Beasts of England

Sock puppet Ben@9:42 - Your art history degree is really paying dividends!! Awesometastic!!

RickB

Janet,

They've already arrested themselves. I really favor leaving them in place as monuments to the intelligence of Obama's FSA.

Dave (in MA)
Dave (in MA)

24 degrees F--soak 'em with water.

Ben

I'm not socking MM, B. even if she insults the Pope's mother..

narciso

the chocolate rations delivery van, seems to have been waylaid,

Miss Maple

There are about as many AGW deniers in climatology as there are Marxists in econ.

Since economists disagree on Free Markets vs Marxism, we need to teach the controversy. Stop the censorship and biased coverage! Equal time for Marxists on Fox News!

henry

Maybe relocate them to a public square downtown and sell tomatoes to cover the relocation costs.

Beasts of England

Weasel Zippers said they showed up to the protest with their own barrels!! That Soros fella really puts on a good show!

danoso

Authentication is a wonderful thing. Would eliminate all this childish crap.

NKvirusedand back

OR-- let the Soros vandals carry on their 'protest' in the Mayor's office. Nice and warm in there. The Mayor couldn't work then?.... what about regular working stiffs who need I-93? The hypocrisy of Blue Hell pols is beyond belief.

RickB

Narciso,

The Swiss central bank made a huge delivery, unfortunately, it wasn't Swiss chocolate.

Now we'll see who is holding the wrong FX derivatives.

James D.

NK, the problem is that the Mayor most likely supports the vandals.

Miss Marple

Would eliminate all this childish crap.

Nah, wingnuts still be all over this place.

NKvirusedand back

The ECB also plans a massive QE, will they structure bond buying to reinflate the commodities bubble the Fed punctured?

Ben

Heh. TEH LAW ! When Mohandas broke British Law in India by deliberately getting in their faces with the Salt March to protest the prohibition against citizens harvesting their own salt rather than buying from Brits, I'm sure you would see them all prosecuted, caned and interrogated with extreme enhancement. You are predictable, and that's a good thing.

Jane

"Made better if they set up a firehose to apply a constant drizzle over the crowd then walk away."

It's snowing here now. hopefully it's on its way there.

narciso

interesting what does and doesn't get covered:

breaking-ted-cruz-named-worlds-best-debater-90s-tedcruzcrimes


Beasts of England

Jobless claims rise unexpectedly to a four month high. Unpossible!

pagar

" It's a lot like reading an account of your family's murder written by the murderer himself."

http://babalublog.com/2015/01/15/new-york-times-is-deliriously-happy-today-doors-of-castrogonia-now-open-for-american-tourists-and-businesses/

This will not be good for America or the non government approved Cubans, IMO.

Old Lurker

Rick...now the SF can be used as a store of value once again, restoring one of the two services they used to provide (secrecy and a stable currency).

I gave you a LUN above for TBR data.

NKvirusedand back

JamesD, yes that's the point I was trying to, and obviously failed to make. These demos happen in Blue Hells because they are coordinated by two types of Soros puppets, the loser street theater kids and the older fatter Blue Hell pols like Mayor Bane and whomever the new beantown mayor is. It's been that way since 'no nukes' in '79.

jimmyk on iPhone

I'm with Janet. Mass arrests, with the help of firehoses, Dobermans, horses. I would enjoy all the cries of "Bull Connor."

sbw

making a sex crime accusation

Perhaps legislatures should make it a contract dispute when it occurs between adults.

jimmyk on iPhone

And arrest Soros too if he is bankrolling this.

narciso

Walsh, who makes 'Mumbles' seem like a mensa candidate, so it's just the occupy twits, making a nuisance of themselves,

NKvirusedand back

OR, the say yes smart phone app! I pitched that idea to my 21yo daughter and she was horrified, she said no way to that kind of app; the guy could roofie you and coerce the girl to check the app 'yes,' or hack into the girl's phone. I didn't raise her to be too cynical, did I?

Capt Obvious

I would enjoy all the cries of "Bull Connor."

Well duh.

Iggy

--"Freedom of speech is a right and a duty that must be displayed without offending."--

I apologize in advance to my Catholic friends, but is this guy sentient or sane? Whatever he is I don't think the next few years are going to go well if he keeps this up.

Is he not a follower of the Guy who made Himself a whip to drive the moneychangers out of the temple?
Does he not pray to the God who used His free speech to declare the Pharisees liars, hypocrites and white washed sepulchers full of dead men's bones?
Is he not a disciple of the Guy who was tortured and crucified for declaring Himself not just the Son of God but the great I Am who was here to seek and save that which is lost and to forgive men their sins?

Ben

Y'all would enjoy the most violent moments of Selma.

henry

BriAnne, Mel says hi.

You need better meds, you sock puppet trolling is below par for you.

AliceH

RickB@9:30 - thanks for noticing ;)

James D.

NK, don't judge by me. I'm quite good at not getting the point sometimes, as my wife might attest.

Yitzhak Rabin

Son of God

Prove it.

NKvirusedand back

Nope, we are the anti-bull connors. We condemn and pushback against the oppressive regulatory state which attempts to prevent individual people from interacting with other free individuals in commercial and social enterprise. ObummerCare, EPA regs, IRS blocking conservative associations, regulated speech, these are all bull connor Prog efforts. Individual liberty beat bull connor and it will beat you Progs. You pussies don't even have dogs and rubber bullets.

JiB

The last few days this place has become a cesspool of obnoxious and ignorant trolls. TM needs to use a fire hose and front end loader here.

narciso

doing their best susan rice impression,

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/179517/amia-prosecutor-accuses-cfk-timerman-of-covering-up-iran

it's rather distressing how one cell in Paris, can throw a whole city into chaos, just like Boston

Vladimir Ilyich Reagan

NKvirusedand back:

Same as the old boss.

sbw

I agree with leaving the barrel protesters out in the cold. Let them pee their pants in 24 degree weather.

My first temptation was the threat of a short squirt of pepper spray with them unable to protect their faces. . . . And then to discover it was only a spray of water.

I denounce myself for my rich fantasy life.

Janet

Maybe put forth legislation to stiffen penalties for blocking highways.
$10,000 fines or something.

Citizens can protest, but they can't do it on the highway. They can't vandalize private property.
That isn't "protesting" ...it is committing a crime.

Iggy

Sock Puppet Julia is neither Ben nor Anne.
Not Ben's style and Anne was a Rep and Bush supporter.
SP Julia is a far left drone.

BTW, SPJ, you do realize that the theories and facts regarding the mechanisms of CO2, methane and other atmospheric gases and pollutants are distinct and separate from the theory of AGW, especially catastrophic AGW, right?
The climate is not a test tube. The idea the science is anywhere near a decent understanding of the almost immeasurably complex interaction between the atmosphere, the oceans, the biosphere, the sun and the cosmos is belied, as the science grows longer in the tooth, by the increasing distance between observation and theory both as predictor and as models.

NKvirusedand back

@10:24, I wish I had the ability to grasp the big picture like that. Will they have to be forklifted off the road in order to take a pee?

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