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1 Slick Willy got nothin....

http://bit.ly/11jbZuG

Shawty Lo should be father of the year.

Posted by: sTevo at January 10, 2013 09:34 AM (/afpH)

2 Apropos of nothing I would like to suggest a new addition to the AoSHQ Style Guide:

Henceforth any reference to "DCI John Brennan" shall be written as "Mr. Potato Head".

Posted by: Nighthawk at January 10, 2013 09:34 AM (RSqz2)

3 FORTH!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 10, 2013 09:35 AM (jucos)

4 Hillary is more qualified to be Father of the Year than Bill.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 10, 2013 09:36 AM (O7Q1u)

5 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:37 AM (5DR1j)

6 christi while quadruple the size of mccain is only a quarter the man mccain is.....and i despise mccain......let him take mccain's route to the white house.....he will only be looking in from the outside

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 10, 2013 09:38 AM (GVxQo)

7 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for
unemployment benefits rose last week, the Labor Department said on
Thursday, but details of the report suggested the jobs market continued
to grow at a moderate pace.




Comrades, unemployment rising is a sure sign of an improving job market.



Claims tend to be very volatile around this time of the year because of
the holidays and seasonal layoffs, making it difficult to get a clear
picture of the labor market's health.





Of course not comrade, but in November and December the MFM was bleating that the lower unemployment (never mentioning temp holiday hires) was a rebounding job market. Now that it's rising again we're not supposed to pay much attention to it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 09:38 AM (1Jaio)

8 i thought they were going after assault weapons....now they are going after assuat weapons too......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 10, 2013 09:39 AM (GVxQo)

9 That sucks for that Zorb guy. He probably had no idea what was going on.

Cute wife.

Posted by: EC at January 10, 2013 09:40 AM (GQ8sn)

10 Krauthammer obviously has not been trying to buy ammo....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 10, 2013 09:41 AM (ma1sf)

11 Hillary is more qualified to be Father of the Year than Bill.
Posted by: Vizzini at January 10, 2013 09:36 AM (O7Q1u)


Well, he's not only a good father but he has "Mentored" all of those young DC party girls.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 09:41 AM (l86i3)

12 phoenixgirl

I think that's a typo - it should be asshat weapons...

Posted by: Vizzini at January 10, 2013 09:41 AM (O7Q1u)

13 All together now:

http://youtu.be/JrdEMERq8MA

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 10, 2013 09:41 AM (SUKHu)

14 Two nuts are walking down the road.
One was assaulted.

Posted by: sTevo at January 10, 2013 09:41 AM (/afpH)

15 Good on the Five for playing the game just as hard. If the Left wants everything in everyone's life to be politicized, then so be it. Those rules apply to the Left as well. Own it, bitches.


On the Greek unemployment situation, yeah, having a huge amount of unemployed young men is always super awesome of a society. Yuppers.


On the pension reform stuff, I do adore how those who refuse to vote for it appear to be missing the point that the pension system will be reformed one way or another. Math is a harsh mistress.


VDH. Gonna kill a guy with a trident. I am positive of this.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 10, 2013 09:42 AM (VtjlW)

16 (Chicago Tribune) A 23-year-old man was killed on the West Side and five other people were
wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon and evening.






If only Chicago had tough gun laws none of this would happen

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 09:43 AM (1Jaio)

17 Did Slick get "Father of the Year" award because there's no tangible evidence he's committed incest with Chelsea? How fucked up do you have to be as an organization to give an award like that?

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 10, 2013 09:44 AM (axKno)

18 Texas School Can Force Teeenager To Wear Locator Chip

No, they can't. No, that's not what's happening.

A school district (San Antonio? Near San Antonio? whatever) is doing a pilot program to help assist in fighting truancy. The way it works is this, the Student ID (which is supposed to be worn on a lanyard at all times while on school grounds anyway- probable exceptions exist for PE/Sports/etc.) at a few pilot campi have RFID tags in them. Those tags tell a computer when you've walked through the ingress/egress points of the school.

That's it. That's all they do. They're not some magic GPS locator which will find your location within 10 feet. They don't have to be worn outside of school. The only thing the RFID tag transmits is its own ID, which is then linked to a student's Student ID in the school's database, which marks what time you enter or leave the school.

With the only difference being that now it's automated, this is no different from having to check-in/check-out at school, which other schools have already implemented. It's not even as invasive as having metal detectors set up inside the school doors, or as restrictive as some school dress codes.

You will find few more strident supporters of Student Rights (that is: treat them like human beings instead of chattel, and give them their corresponding rights- including free speech and protection from unwarranted search and seizure) than I. And I just cannot get riled at the school district here.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:44 AM (5DR1j)

19
If only Chicago had tough gun laws none of this would happen
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 09:43 AM (1Jaio)

That place seems a couple horses and a saloon short of the wild west.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 09:44 AM (l86i3)

20 Listen to the Krauthammer link from NRO and last night's panel.
He's supposedly supporting the 2nd, but he's pretty incoherent, possibly intentionally so to satisfy both sides of the Beltway dinner circuit.

He actually says:
"If we had honest debate, the gun owners would admit, ‘Yes of course, guns contribute to homicide.’ …"

Honest guns or dishonest guns Chuck?

And what's with the line "Australia did it" when referencing confiscation and insurrection?

I've had enough of that ahole.
Baier should replace him with VDH for the sake of clarity and consistency.



Posted by: ontherocks at January 10, 2013 09:45 AM (aZ6ew)

21 (Chicago Tribune) A 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead today, after he was dragged out of
a car on New Year's Day by two suspected gang members who beat him with
a bottle and stole his vehicle in the Brighton Park neighborhood,
police said.






We need strict anti-bottle laws!!!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 09:45 AM (1Jaio)

22 How about...alleged rapist wins father of the year.

Posted by: sTevo at January 10, 2013 09:46 AM (/afpH)

23 Well, he's not only a good father but he has "Mentored" all of those young DC party girls.


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Don't forget his amazing help/advising of injured women. "You might want to put some ice on that."

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 10, 2013 09:46 AM (b+8h9)

24 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:44 AM (5DR1j)


Yeah, my kids wears a fob around her neck at her private school for ingress and egress.

On that note, Picked her up yesterday, there is a bulge in the principals jacket. God I love that school.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 09:47 AM (l86i3)

25 Bill Clinton supposedly accepted the award, "On behalf of my dear depared friend, Webb Hubble."

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2013 09:47 AM (o1kXv)

26 Call me out of touch, but father of the year does not entail dressing up a college-age intern in pigtails and plaid pleated skirt, sitting her on your knee in the Oval Office and discussing the first thing that pops up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2013 09:47 AM (XkWWK)

27 Freedommunitions.com looks like a cool place to buy cartridges...IF THeY HAD ANY.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 10, 2013 09:47 AM (ma1sf)

28 Christie will be term limited too, as governors in NJ can only serve two consecutive terms. In 2016, he'll be looking for a new job.

But I have a plan to lure him out to sea using a giant inflatable Twinkie. Yes, people will be saying "That's a big Twinkie."

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2013 09:48 AM (ccXZP)

29 Pension Reform Fails in Illinois


If Governor Pat Quinn is to be believed ,
this week was a decidingmoment for the state of Illinois, whose
pension woes have become so badthat even the state’s staunch Democratic
leadership agrees that pension reform is a top priority. But by
Wednesday morning, nothing had been achieved, and senators began to pack
their bags and clear town as the lame-duck session in Springfield winds
to a close.





The state is broke the unions and politicians have drained it dry. Companies are fleeing the state, jobs are scarce but at least we'll have gay marriage soon!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 09:48 AM (1Jaio)

30 VDH. Gonna kill a guy with a trident. I am positive of this.

I'm waiting for the day that he flips and chases some copper thieves off his farm while dressed in full hoplite gear.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 10, 2013 09:49 AM (o1kXv)

31 The state is broke the unions and politicians have drained it dry. Companies are fleeing the state, jobs are scarce but at least we'll have gay marriage soon!!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 09:48 AM (1Jaio)

Well, that should mean a dearth of B&Bs and coffee shops.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 09:49 AM (l86i3)

32 What??? Obamacare Provision Forbids Gun And Ammo Registration

No it doesn't. It prohibits Doctors from providing that information to the Government. It doesn't prohibit the Government from finding some other way to collect that data (requiring all ammunition sales to be tracked, for instance).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:49 AM (5DR1j)

33 The SCOTUS has already allowed the EPA to regulate CO2. It's just a short trip to regulating Carbon itself, along with Sulphur and Potassium Nitrate.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2013 09:49 AM (XkWWK)

34
President Barack Obama — State of the Union Speech – Tuesday February 24th 2009

In order to save our children from a future of debt, we will also end the tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. But let me perfectly clear, because I know you’ll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.

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I love the "let me be perfectly clear" game....

Posted by: Jay at January 10, 2013 09:49 AM (3LaGb)

35 Freedommunitions.com looks like a cool place to buy cartridges...IF THeY HAD ANY.

Luckygunner has stock. PMC .223 55gr FMJ. $735 for 1000 rounds. Cheapest I've seen around these days.

Posted by: EC at January 10, 2013 09:50 AM (GQ8sn)

36 The Texas School headline is a bit misleading. The parents objected to the iD-card worn on a lanyard because they said they thought the chip (which only registered coming and going from the campus---no place else) was too close to the mark of the beast. The school said "fine, we'll take the chip out of your daughter's ID card, but she does still have to wear the card on a lanyard while she's on campus" and the parents still pitched a fit. In other words, the school wasn't trying to force her to wear a chip at all, let alone some scary all-knowing GPS.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 10, 2013 09:50 AM (b+8h9)

37 As if Bill isn't still fucking around on the bitchy mound of lard he calls his wife ... I swear, awards these days are noting but a liberal circle jerk.

Par for the course I guess, we've got people who hate America up and down the government (especially our President), Constitutional abuses that start at breakfast and go on all day every day, we're replacing one Treasury Sec who cheats on his taxes with another who signs his name with a Spirograph, and we're considering funding the government with a single trillion dollar coin. And even Pravda thinks we're a laughing stock.

It's going to be a long four years.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (bS6uW)

38 Horde, purchased my shotgun yesterday. Now, trying to find some 12 gauge ammo. Any suggestions?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (da5Wo)

39 28 Christie will be term limited too, as governors in NJ can only serve two consecutive terms. In 2016, he'll be looking for a new job.

But I have a plan to lure him out to sea using a giant inflatable Twinkie. Yes, people will be saying "That's a big Twinkie."
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2013 09:48 AM (ccXZP)


Can't we roll him down a mountain in a giant zorb-twinkie?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (XkWWK)

40 Shit.

Posted by: Webb Hubble at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (RDP+N)

41 Somewhat random.

There's a store here in Arlington, TX called "Cartridge World." Every time I drive past it, I'm disappointed that it's for printing supplies, and not ammunition.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (5DR1j)

42 38 Horde, purchased my shotgun yesterday. Now, trying to find some 12 gauge ammo. Any suggestions?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (da5Wo)


bulkammo.com

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2013 09:52 AM (XkWWK)

43 That's it. That's all they do. They're not some magic GPS locator which will find your location within 10 feet.


Where are you getting that information? The articles I've read all indicate that the chips can tell exactly where in school the kid is and that the entire point behind implementing this system is so that the school gets the appropriate amount of money because attendance is counted based on the kid being in his/her seat at the commencement of first period. I know I've read at least one article where a school official commented that they were losing money because kids were in the bathroom or the hallways instead of class. There's no possible way that such a chip can counteract that unless it does, in fact, pin point within a few feet where the locator badge is. Everything I've read seems to indicate that the badge can, in fact, be used as a GPS locator for the badge. I do love how oh it can locate the kid. Yeah. Because no teenager would ever fuck with that and put the badge in someone else's pocket or, say, tie it to a cat.

Also, have these school officials never met a high schooler ever? My first thought was that the obvious answer is to have one person be the designated badge carrier and s/he takes it into class and voila! Everyone's accounted for!


I'm fully willing to accept that the stuff I've read is wrong on how these work. It's just that your interpretation is directly counter to what is being presented.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 10, 2013 09:53 AM (VtjlW)

44 Chicago Man Pulls Banned Assault Weapon On Landlord. Didn't He Know It Was Banned?

Question isn't whether he knew. Question is why the weapon didn't vaporize when banned. Thought that was the purpose of the ban - to ban them from existence?

Posted by: Shakin' Like a Man on a Fuzzy Tree at January 10, 2013 09:53 AM (eMtQ2)

45 41 Somewhat random.

There's a store here in Arlington, TX called "Cartridge World." Every time I drive past it, I'm disappointed that it's for printing supplies, and not ammunition.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:51 AM (5DR1j)


Didn't some muzzie try to plant one that was filled with semtex on an airplane a year or so ago?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 10, 2013 09:53 AM (XkWWK)

46 VDH kicks ass.

Posted by: Pyrocles at January 10, 2013 09:54 AM (cv5Iw)

47 But I have a plan to lure him out to sea using a giant inflatable Twinkie

Sorry, I'm not available.

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 10, 2013 09:54 AM (BrQrN)

48 Re: Fat Bastards term limits...

I am in favor of term limits for senators and congressman too. How is it that Reid and Pelosi are household names? Something is fucked up in those states.

Posted by: sTevo at January 10, 2013 09:54 AM (/afpH)

49 Way back in the day, Matt Drudge had a Fox gig. The highlight of that too-short run was a video of Slick and a young girl in the Oval Office, which ended with the pair entering the library and then the door closing. Yeah, a real class act.

Posted by: mrp at January 10, 2013 09:54 AM (HjPtV)

50 "Obamacare Provision Forbids Gun and Ammo Registration"

No, it doesn't. From the article:

"According to reports, that amendment says the government cannot use
doctors to collect "any information relating to the lawful ownership or
possession of a firearm or ammunition.""

So they can't use doctors for registration. I'm pretty sure they were never going to use them to begin with, when DHS and ATF goons will be so handy.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at January 10, 2013 09:54 AM (Y/HG5)

51 18 That's it. That's all they do. They're not some magic GPS locator which will find your location within 10 feet

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Oh, no! They've gotten to AllenG!

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda, cinching his tinfoil hat even tighter at January 10, 2013 09:55 AM (1c58W)

52 Insty had a nice set of pie graphs posted yesterday.

Both of the graphs show the percentage of millionaires in a group of people.

One was for Congress and one was for the entire US population.

One was 1% the other was 50%.

Now, Class, can you tell me which one was 50%?

Posted by: eman at January 10, 2013 09:55 AM (LSEjI)

53 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:44 AM (5DR1j)

You missed half the story. They are using the ID chip to find the kids so that Governor Perry can personally hold them down and administer a Gardasil shot.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2013 09:56 AM (GsoHv)

54 How is it that Reid and Pelosi are household names?

I'm pretty sure they aren't.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at January 10, 2013 09:56 AM (ZKzrr)

55 A thousand pardons for going O/T so quickly, but, PANIC: One Million AR-15 Magazines On Backorder
http://tiny-url.org/faWkAksC

Posted by: rickb223 at January 10, 2013 09:56 AM (GFM2b)

56 The school said "fine, we'll take the chip out of your daughter's ID
card, but she does still have to wear the card on a lanyard while she's
on campus" and the parents still pitched a fit.


I hadn't even heard that the school had given in on the RFID tag. That makes the whole thing even more ridiculous.

It's fairly obvious the parents Have An Agenda™

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 09:56 AM (5DR1j)

57 The state is broke the unions and politicians have
drained it dry. Companies are fleeing the state, jobs are scarce but at
least we'll have gay marriage soon!!


Posted by: TheQuietMan

And if you're an illegal, you can legally get a drivers license. YAAAAA

Posted by: Bruce at January 10, 2013 09:57 AM (v4HdX)

58 I posted this in last nite's ONT; sorry if it is a repeat:

A 15 year old boy defends his home and 12 year old sister from burglars with an EBG (evil black gun). He shot the burglar multiple times.

The Houston news station repeatedly referred to the gun as an assault rifle.

http://tinyurl.com/a642xl8 (Right Scoop, via BadBlue)

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2013 09:57 AM (ccXZP)

59 WRT Illinois Pension deal. From what I understand, it was crappy. In exchange for 'reform', the unions demanded that their payments were done first in the budget. before any other bills were paid. Moving forward, this would have handcuffed any future negotiations, as the unions would always get theirs first.

Not passing it was good.

Posted by: CUS at January 10, 2013 09:58 AM (84pE9)

60 >>Oh, no! They've gotten to AllenG!

O. M. G.

Now they'll always know where his blog is.

...unlike us...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 10, 2013 09:58 AM (SUKHu)

61 The Rs are allowing the White House to set the agenda, which means they follow their plan for the way it's going to go. They'd better start changing the debate or they're going to go down on gun control like they did on the Fiscal Cliff. Every time they say 'gun control,' say 'debt limit.' Every time they say 'assault weapon' say 'tax and spend.' Every time they say 'NRA' say 'Solyndra.'

Posted by: zsasz at January 10, 2013 09:58 AM (RDP+N)

62 http://tinyurl.com/a642xl8 (Right Scoop, via BadBlue)
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 10, 2013 09:57 AM (ccXZP)


I printed it about a week ago but you know what? It's still fun to read.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 09:58 AM (l86i3)

63 41 There's a store here in Arlington, TX called
"Cartridge World." Every time I drive past it, I'm disappointed that
it's for printing supplies, and not ammunition.


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Ever tried to order some wienerschnitzel at Der Wienerschnitzel? They just look at you funny.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 10, 2013 09:59 AM (1c58W)

64 The parents objected to the iD-card worn on a lanyard because they
said they thought the chip (which only registered coming and going from
the campus---no place else) was too close to the mark of the beast.


*looks down at lanyard and card with name and employee number*

More like the mark of the livestock.
As far as I can tell, the main difference between heifers at the fair and me is the heifers get their stalls mucked out once a day.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at January 10, 2013 10:00 AM (ZKzrr)

65 >>>Question isn't whether he knew. Question is why the weapon didn't vaporize when banned. Thought that was the purpose of the ban - to ban them from existence?

IIRC, there was an ONT where someone made an AK from a shovel....

Posted by: Tenser's Floating MilDot Scope at January 10, 2013 10:00 AM (3ZtZW)

66 fair and me is the heifers get their stalls mucked out once a day.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at January 10, 2013 10:00 AM (ZKzrr)

And I think they get theit tits played with every day.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 10:01 AM (l86i3)

67 hadn't even heard that the school had given in on the RFID tag. That makes the whole thing even more ridiculous.


Oh, I should make clear that I think the whole thing is utterly ridiculous. I think that ever so minor pesky thing in suburban Philly a few years ago where a high school gave out laptops to all their students and the laptops had webcams that could be remotely operated was a weeeeeee bit more disturbing. Yeah. There's no way that went wrong.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 10, 2013 10:01 AM (VtjlW)

68 41 There's a store here in Arlington, TX called
"Cartridge World." Every time I drive past it, I'm disappointed that
it's for printing supplies, and not ammunition.


I get disappointed because it's not for old video games.

Posted by: zsasz at January 10, 2013 10:02 AM (RDP+N)

69 - "Chicago Man Pulls Banned Assault Weapon On Landlord. Didn't He Know It Was Banned?"

Leftists would not be able even to connect those obvious dots, even if you sat them down and used a puppet show.

- "20 Facts About The Collapse In Europe That Everyone Should Know"

You don't need 20 facts. You only need the following: (1) Long-term deficit spending largely on social welfare programs, (2) substantial regulations of businesses, most notably "environmental" regulations, (3) high corporate tax rates, (4) liberal social cultures = (5) slow GDP growth, (6) high unemployment and high underemployment, (7) structurally high deficit and debt to GDP ratios, ( flat to negative net indigenous population growth rates = (9) no f'n hope for the future.

- "Greek Unemployment Soars To New Record, 56% Of 15-24 Year Olds Are Without A Job"

See above. Politics is not a coffee klatch or a debating club; laws and policies have real world consequences.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at January 10, 2013 10:03 AM (r2PLg)

70 More like the mark of the livestock. As far as I can tell, the main difference between heifers at the fair and me is the heifers get their stalls mucked out once a day.
========================

Nonsense. Its not tacked through your ear.

Posted by: Tenser's Floating MilDot Scope at January 10, 2013 10:04 AM (3ZtZW)

71 Krauthammer says guns are the source of homicides and cites the Japanese and their strict gun laws for their low homicide rate. Nonsense.

The Japanese have such a low homicide rate in part because they refuse to call anything a homicide unless they are 100% sure they can solve it.

Otherwise they classify the death the unlawful dumping of a body. A serial killer would have a wonderful time in Japan

Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:04 AM (Dnbau)

72 43
Because no teenager would ever fuck with that and put the badge in
someone else's pocket or, say, tie it to a cat.


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Many years ago, I may or may not have done a bit of work for a certain government agency that may or may not exist. Such work, if it happened, may or may not have involved travel to the alleged headquarters of such agency, if it existed. Said hypothetical agency may or may not have had these sort of badges to track visitors and their escorts. My hypothetical escort may or may not have been annoyed about this, and may or may not have worked around the problem by giving me the escort badge to ensure that the system did not decide my escort may or may have wandered too far away from me.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 10, 2013 10:04 AM (1c58W)

73 new one

Posted by: Vic at January 10, 2013 10:04 AM (53z96)

74 Wasn't Monica supposed to come out with a tell all book, or was that someone else? Has it been released yet?

Posted by: jewells45 at January 10, 2013 10:05 AM (l/N7H)

75 One of the unfortunate drawbacks of teh innerwebbz is that it allows meaningless turds like the Gawker shitheads a chance to display their ignorance to a large audience.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 10, 2013 10:06 AM (axKno)

76 Where are you getting that information? The articles I've read all
indicate that the chips can tell exactly where in school the kid is and
that the entire point behind implementing this system is so that the
school gets the appropriate amount of money because attendance is
counted based on the kid being in his/her seat at the commencement of
first period.


From the articles I've read and my knowledge of the Texas School System.

Texas doesn't care if the kid is in their seat, just if they're at school. Official attendance (for State purposes) is not taken until 10 or 10:30- that's why when we have ice or snow, a lot of schools (since this is Texas, and it'll melt sooner rather than later) will opt for late openings instead of closing for the day.

What happens is that when attendance is taken the last time before 10, that data is what gets sent to the State. So, especially in high schools, if some idiot is smoking in the restroom instead of being in Home Room (or whatever), then it doesn't matter that they were in their initial classes, because that's not the data that gets sent to the State. It only matters that they skipped Home Room.

Now, why I say it doesn't matter if you're in your seat is this. What about those kids who had a Dr. appointment (or, as I did occasionally during High School, and Orthodontist's appointment) and didn't get in until after attendance was taken, but before the reporting period for the day? Why, they could go to the school attendance office and sign in. Then, viola (I think that's some kind of stringed instrument), they counted as being there for the day, and the school got it's per-child funding for that child for the day. No butt in seat required.

Further, it's an RFID tag. You could set up a system whereby you could tell everyone's exact whereabouts by reading their tag, but you'd need so many readers, and you'd have so many false hits that it would be problematic, at best, to do so.

Even if they had gone to that trouble (which indicates they have way more money than even a well funded school district in Texas would normally have), why isn't it within the school's authority to know when a child is on campus and where they are on campus?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 10:06 AM (5DR1j)

77 My oldest daughter is going to lose Tricare Young Adult in a little over 2 weeks and I can't wait to see how bad I get raped on a civilian policy for her. obamacare has made all the premiums skyrocket

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 10, 2013 10:07 AM (9Bj8R)

78
Otherwise they classify the death the unlawful dumping of a body. A serial killer would have a wonderful time in Japan
Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:04 AM (Dnbau)

That's part of it sure, but they also have a fairly high life expectancy, so I don't think the murder rate is *that* high.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 10, 2013 10:08 AM (FsUAO)

79 >>>Wasn't Monica supposed to come out with a tell all book, or was that someone else? Has it been released yet?

She blew it off.

Posted by: Bigby's Golf Clap at January 10, 2013 10:08 AM (3ZtZW)

80 I think that ever so minor pesky thing in suburban Philly a few years
ago where a high school gave out laptops to all their students and the
laptops had webcams that could be remotely operated was a weeeeeee bit
more disturbing.


Yeah. That one wasn't cool. The difference being that the kids' actions outside of school could be tracked. Also, as you say, privacy violations via the webcams.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 10:09 AM (5DR1j)

81 The Japanese claim they solve 96% of all homicides. Nonsense

Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:10 AM (Dnbau)

82 >>As far as I can tell, the main difference between
heifers at the fair and me is the heifers get their stalls mucked out
once a day.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at January 10, 2013 10:00 AM (ZKzrr)

I might not be all that sharp, but I know a baited trap when I see one.It was revealed in this space last week HR has drones.Not.Going.There.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 10, 2013 10:15 AM (aZ6ew)

83 Even if they had gone to that trouble (which indicates they have way more money than even a well funded school district in Texas would normally have), why isn't it within the school's authority to know when a child is on campus and where they are on campus?

I don't disagree with that, if the kid's on campus, the school has the right, hell, the responsibility to know where the kid is. I was simply curious as to just how badly the reporting on this was fucked up. Apparently as badly as everything else. I appreciate you putting me the knowledge.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 10, 2013 10:15 AM (VtjlW)

84 "If we had honest debate, the gun owners would admit, 'Yes of course, guns contribute to homicide.' …"

And so do knives, lead pipes, poison, drugs, baseball bats, screwdrivers, rocks, electricity, tasers, sharp elbows, pointed sticks, and fresh fruit.

So, let's ban them, too, or create thousands of more laws to make them more safe.

Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ these nimrods simply will not grasp the 2nd Amdt and the reason for its incorporation as a defined natural right. It is to stop tyranny first and foremost. There is also no limitation to the caliber or shell count in the Second. Arms meant arms... not appendages or just muskets, either.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 10, 2013 10:17 AM (eHIJJ)

85 Government gun control is immoral.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 10, 2013 10:17 AM (qwK3S)

86 Government gun control is immoral.

Fixed.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Scourge of Zeta Reticulae at January 10, 2013 10:21 AM (GBXon)

87 Everything I've read seems to indicate that the badge can, in fact, be used as a GPS locator for the badge.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Seriously, Sheldon/Penny to the end. at January 10, 2013 09:53 AM (VtjlW)
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He's right. RFID chips communicate with a reader which must be in the area the chips are to be read. So yeah, in the school they can see where you are, but unless they're sneaking around installing readers in houses and street lamps it's worthless off campus. GPS, on the other hand, communicates with a satellite and can be monitored from nearly anywhere.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at January 10, 2013 10:24 AM (qw+yV)

88 I'm not dead yet.

Posted by: Webb Hubble at January 10, 2013 10:24 AM (evdj2)

89 Apparently as badly as everything else. I appreciate you putting me the knowledge.

The heart of the problem seems to be that people think that RFID tags are some magical GPS device. They're not. In fact, they work exactly the opposite way.

A GPS unit (say, your cell phone) receives signals from GPS satellites in Geosynchronous orbit. Then it uses MATH! to determine its own location as a set of GPS coordinates. The oldest units, in fact, were doing good to translate those into Latitude and Longitude. Now, they're cool enough that they can plot your point, and determine your best route to the nearest Chick-Fil-A, without you even knowing which one is the closest.

RFID tags merely transmit a signal to any capable receiving device. Now, if they transmitted actual data, that would be a problem. Which is why most of them don't. Most RFID tags transmit nothing more than their own ID (usually a GUID or something like a MAC address- something with like a 1-in-a-googleplex chance of ever duplicating). Then, receiving systems are designed with a database which correlates that RFID to something else- and inventory ID, an employee ID, a student ID, or whatever.

RFID is actually very secure, simply because it doesn't (under most circumstances) transmit any data which is useful unless you already have the keys to the system. In which case you didn't need to intercept RFID information in the first place.

Now, you may recall security experts getting up in arms about US Passports using RFID. That's slightly different. The problem there is that the simple fact a Passport is using an RFID (if the US is the only one doing so- and we were at the time) makes the RFID signal useful data: to whit- this person is American. Which could make American tourists less safe.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 10:25 AM (5DR1j)

90
If we had honest debate, the gun owners would admit, 'Yes of course, guns contribute to homicide.'
===============
And if we had an 'honest debate' we would admit the defensive use of guns save more lives than are lost in murders.
Of course we can't do that.

Posted by: Jay at January 10, 2013 10:26 AM (3LaGb)

91 I guess it would be a suspendable action if I would give my chip to my buddy to bring to class.

I'm thinking this could make a good murder who dunit TV episode.

Posted by: polynikes at January 10, 2013 10:27 AM (m2CN7)

92 1-in-a-googleplex chance...

They told me there would be no math.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 10, 2013 10:28 AM (O7Q1u)

93 For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or “talking to them”, it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.

The above quote?

From Pravda

Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:29 AM (Dnbau)

94 It is all smoke and mirrors at the Federal level. They have succeeded in dumbing down and distracting the average citizen. Now all they have to do is disarm us and we are just cattle to be farmed for labor and taxes. Anyone with children should be trying their best to educate and inform them as to the reality they will face.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wilde Wrepublican Wench at January 10, 2013 10:32 AM (W77/H)

95 The above quote?



From Pravda



Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:29 AM (Dnbau)



I've been reading the English version of Pravda (one about global warming right now) and the articles and op ed pieces make more sense than anything reported in the US media.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 10, 2013 10:33 AM (1Jaio)

96 91 I guess it would be a suspendable action if I would give my chip to my buddy to bring to class.


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Well, yes. And that's why they have to wear the lanyards around their necks---they (the administrators) are saying that the readers won't pick up the signal if the card is in a wallet or backpack (and attaching the lanyard makes the card more cumbersome to hide) and it would be pretty obvious if a kid was wearing more than one lanyard. I'm sure kids will try it, just see if they can get their buddy's card read while it's in a backpack, but then I'm sure they'll also check the actual attendance for kids who seem to have a problem (hmm....Jenny's ID card came in at 8, but none of her teachers have seen her today?).

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 10, 2013 10:34 AM (b+8h9)

97 Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:10 AM (Dnbau)

Any first world country with a homogeneous population is going to have a shot at a low homicide rate. Add in a compliant people like the Japanese and it's a no-brainer. Do an analysis of Americans of Japanese heritage and you will find that their homicide rate is vanishingly small. And they have access to evil killing machines like ASSAULT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 10, 2013 10:34 AM (GsoHv)

98 Just a note for thought, the lowmurder rate of Great Britain and Egypt are the same. Hmm.

Posted by: polynikes at January 10, 2013 10:42 AM (m2CN7)

99 in the book Freakanomics they have a chapter about cheating in Sumo, and in it they discuss the low murder rate and high solve rate in Japan. Too low and too high, in fact. They discovered that the police openly gamed the system in order to achieve both rates. The murder rate was low because they refused to classify murders as murders unless they already knew who did the killing. Murders that they could not solve were classified as suicides or illegal body dumping. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Some of those are really homicides.

Posted by: Thunderb at January 10, 2013 10:48 AM (Dnbau)

100 I guess it would be a suspendable action if I would give my chip to my buddy to bring to class.


Yes, it would. And there are (or should be, I'm never going to claim that School Administrators are infallible, here) safeguards against that.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 10, 2013 10:48 AM (5DR1j)

101 On the guns business right now--I know it won't be read or heeded by the people who actually need to read or heed it, but just so I can say I tried:

Certain politicos will understand what I am saying when I say that certain voters make their choices months, or even years before the election--that moment when something happens and the voter decides "I'm just never voting for that kind of thing ever again", and then by the time the election comes around they are on autopilot. I know someone like Axelrod has to be aware of this, because it is obvious he's pushing for such moments.

Now, here's the issue--the gun control thing is, in my view, white hot in the eyes of opponents. They, after all, have an amedment backing their views up, as well as historical fact. They just aren't going to yield, and that's all there is to it. Thus, if cute little tricks are played--such as "executive action"--relying on just brute forcing things through the way the recess appointments were done, by fiat--well, as I said, the issue is white hot. What is then going to start *firmly* growing is not "I'll never vote for X brand again", but "do I support revolution? Do I wish to be part of this nation? Are there alternatives?". And it will fester for years, maybe a decade. There might not be anything immediate--it might seem like the President "won"...

But the anger won't go away, because the unquestioned loyalty would have been destroyed already. It would be conditional loyalty, and it would take a generation to heal, given the normal course of things. Remember, there is an amendment saying one thing, and the government doing another. Discontenters will have no issue justifying to themselves their distrust and hate of the Federal government--even without other things factoring in. And there will be other things factoring in.

The President would be well advised to not to try and get imperial, because it will cause fissures--and I mean *fissures*. And then it will only take the normal cycles of politics to make the fatigue crack grow to the point of failure. The fissures are starting to happen anyway, but not to an unfixable point. But....Making up presidential powers out of whole cloth will in fact cause a true divide that will not be papered over by anybody in politics today.

Now, I assume the Progressives don't care, but the fact is that history will record them as having been short-sighted in deliberately provoking a war with a segment of society too numerous to ignore, on a basis of claimed powers that were flimsy at best, and more likely just sophistic. History will not cheer the Progressives for causing the breakup of the United States, especially if the Progressives were not faithful to the ideal of the rule of law and could be argued as having provoked a needless confrontation. I promise you that.

Posted by: T. at January 10, 2013 10:54 AM (qFVoe)

102 And for the record, though it mght turn out to be any number of things, I think right now the most likely motivation of the murder in Carnesville, Ga. the other day would best be said to be the start of "Bleeding Kansas". And if so, then I'd like to note that just as with the Occupy movement, the illegality started with the Progressive side first.

Posted by: T. at January 10, 2013 10:59 AM (qFVoe)

103 That RFID chip story piss me off more every time I read about it. The district's revenue stream from attendance is more important than the privacy of the child. It seems this "free" education is pretty dang costly. Maybe it's because it reminds of the Kelo decision for some reason.

Posted by: no good deed at January 10, 2013 11:03 AM (mjR67)

104 Giving out his telephone number is no big deal in that he only has to change the number. They shd have given out his address.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at January 10, 2013 11:04 AM (ymJbM)

105 Giving out his telephone number is no big deal in that he only has to change the number. They shd have given out his address.
Posted by: Waldo Truth at January 10, 2013 11:04 AM (ymJbM)


And a nice picture of his wife and kids, or, boyfriend. He threw everyone elses family to the wolves. Feel the pain bitch.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 10, 2013 11:06 AM (l86i3)

106 103 That RFID chip story piss me off more every time I read about it. The district's revenue stream from attendance is more important than the privacy of the child. It seems this "free" education is pretty dang costly. Maybe it's because it reminds of the Kelo decision for some reason.


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I don't think it really violates their privacy. Whether or not you walked through the public school doors on a given day (and how many times, and at what time) is the only thing they measure. That is kind of public any way you look at it. If the school district starts putting the RFID readers in places besides the school, I'll agree that it violates their privacy.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 10, 2013 11:24 AM (b+8h9)

107 OBL asked for and got data from Wikileaks and Manning and Assange laughed about a NYT article that sourced them.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 10, 2013 11:32 AM (7h5MH)

108 Another story from Greece: people are taking their aged, sick or senile or whatever, out of nursing homes and keeping them at home because their checks are the only ones the government hasn't canceled.

The families need the money. All their jobs and pensions have been eliminated.

Posted by: PJ at January 10, 2013 11:41 AM (ZWaLo)

109
ahem:

The National Rifle Association has gained more than
100,000 new members in the last 18 days, the organization told POLITICO’s
Playbook on Thursday.


The number of paid new members jumped from 4.1 million to 4.2 million in
that time frame.

Posted by: Jay at January 10, 2013 11:58 AM (3LaGb)

110 This bon motte appears in the HIPPA regulations.
'to protect the President'
It is among the exemptions to the sharing of your private medical information among 'agencies'.
Nifty, huh?
Let's just take a moment to reflect on the fate of 'mentally unstable individuals' in the Hitler and Stalin regimes.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 10, 2013 12:21 PM (kxlCQ)






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