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    by coldwarrior ( 106 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at February 14th, 2018 - 12:33 am

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    106 Responses to “Without Comment…It’s Art.”
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    1. rain of lead
      1 | February 14, 2018 6:28 am

      *yawn*
      morning y’all


    2. 2 | February 14, 2018 6:55 am

      @ rain of lead:

      Yeah, that’s how I feel. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!


    3. 3 | February 14, 2018 7:04 am


    4. rain of lead
      4 | February 14, 2018 7:14 am

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      weren’t those the most gawdawful pictures you have ever seen?


    5. RIX
      5 | February 14, 2018 9:07 am

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/racist-verified-obamas-portrait-artist-hires-cheap-chinese-labor-paint-work-says-kill-whitey-major-theme/
      @ Gateway Pundit.
      Here is a little about the guy who painted Obama. It ain’t pretty.


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | February 14, 2018 9:10 am

      ok, not good

      One person wounded in shooting at entrance to NSA headquarters

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/14/reports-authorities-investigate-possible-shooting-outside-nsa-headquarters-near-washington/336321002/

      There are other rpts that 3 people were shot, this is the earliest rpt from 45 mins ago


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | February 14, 2018 9:14 am

      @ RIX:

      I doubt Andy WArhol could have made it today. He lived with and took care of his mom until she died, was an observant Roman Catholic and TRIED to be celibate instead of practicing his homosexuality (altho I’ve no idea and do not care how successful he was at that). Not to mention being REALLY REALLY white.


    8. RIX
      8 | February 14, 2018 9:27 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      I doubt Andy WArhol could have made it today. He lived with and took care of his mom until she died, was an observant Roman Catholic and TRIED to be celibate instead of practicing his homosexuality (altho I’ve no idea and do not care how successful he was at that). Not to mention being REALLY REALLY white.

      I think that you are correct. Andy Warhol was not anti-social enough.


    9. coldwarrior
      9 | February 14, 2018 10:22 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ RIX:

      andy warhola was a hunkie yinzer too. the warhol museum in pgh is a really great place.


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | February 14, 2018 10:28 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      forgot to mention that…..


    11. coldwarrior
      11 | February 14, 2018 10:31 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      forgot to mention that…..

      thats another strike against him in artworld


    12. coldwarrior
      12 | February 14, 2018 10:32 am

      i like warhol like i like dylan, the older i get the more sense it makes.


    13. coldwarrior
      13 | February 14, 2018 10:36 am

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/14/republican-senator-ron-johnson-tells-president-trump-it-makes-no-sense-to-try-and-bring-back-high-labor-manufacturing-jobs/

      and toomey justwrecked his re election.

      i cant vote for him, they will eat him alive with this


    14. RIX
      14 | February 14, 2018 1:05 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ RIX:

      andy warhola was a hunkie yinzer too. the warhol museum in pgh is a really great place.

      I would like to see it.


    15. RIX
      15 | February 14, 2018 1:13 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/14/republican-senator-ron-johnson-tells-president-trump-it-makes-no-sense-to-try-and-bring-back-high-labor-manufacturing-jobs/

      and toomey justwrecked his re election.

      i cant vote for him, they will eat him alive with this

      That is disgraceful. Thankfully Trump is not one of them. The self-described princapled conservatives, many
      that were Never Trumpers are a phoney group.


    16. coldwarrior
      16 | February 14, 2018 1:24 pm

      @ RIX:
      lotsa really great bars and restaurants in the area too. its right near heinz filed and pnc park…the two new stadiums that were built with bond money that was paid back early…the two stadiums that completely revitalized that section of the north side and turned it from a place to get murdered to a place to do business, get great food and great entertainment. that place where star kist tuna, seagate, matthews international, alcoa, SMS, highmark, et cetera decided to put their HQ’s.

      the conservative bozos around here hated the idea of new stadii, they railed against it day and night…yet they were the first in line at the press box on opening day and dont say a word about how these two buildings completely revitalized 1/3 of the city of pittsburgh. it was then that i realized that the yelling on the radio and internat was just a way to make $$$.


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | February 14, 2018 1:25 pm

      RIX wrote:

      That is disgraceful. Thankfully Trump is not one of them. The self-described princapled conservatives, many
      that were Never Trumpers are a phoney group.

      his superpower is the ability to make people willingly unmask themselves in full view of the world.


    18. RIX
      18 | February 14, 2018 1:41 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      That is disgraceful. Thankfully Trump is not one of them. The self-described princapled conservatives, many
      that were Never Trumpers are a phoney group.

      his superpower is the ability to make people willingly unmask themselves in full view of the world.

      And they rise to the bait. These guys dis their own constituents.


    19. RIX
      19 | February 14, 2018 1:45 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      The first time I ever went to Pittsburg on a business trip I was surprised at what a beautiful city that
      it is. I stayed at the Hilton and out my window I could see the car pulled by cables go up the hill
      and the confluence of the rivers. The people were great.


    20. 21 | February 14, 2018 4:09 pm

      I should know by Friday if I made it to round 2 of interviews. He was in Manhattan and KC yesterday, here today, Western Kansas tomorrow and does a phone interview on Friday. Round 2 would be the week after next and they hope to decide be 2 weeks from Friday.


    21. 4_Sticks
      22 | February 14, 2018 4:49 pm

      Shepard Smith is a freakin’ idiot.


    22. rain of lead
      23 | February 14, 2018 7:33 pm

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

      Nicolas de Jesus Cruz

      yup, sounds like an angry white boy


    23. 4_Sticks
      24 | February 14, 2018 8:09 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Not that its any excuse but I wonder if he was bounced from being considered for military service due to a bad recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor ?
      It only took an hour for the dem Sen to turn it political too (on FOX at least).
      Anyone else wondering how its apparently ok to shove a microphone and camera in a young kids face, a kid who just watched her classmates murdered right before her eyes, without, minimally, her parents present ? One of the kids I watched be interviewed about the gruesome scene she witnessed was older than 13. The gal they’re interviewing right now just stated thats she believes she is in shock. Yeah, no kidding. And still he persists. Abusive !


    24. 4_Sticks
      25 | February 14, 2018 8:11 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      IRISH white boy. Get it right !


    25. eaglesoars
      26 | February 14, 2018 8:12 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

      Nicolas de Jesus Cruz

      yup, sounds like an angry white boy

      the pic I saw of him (ariel) he looks like he has red hair. An hispanic name in Florida is meaningless, it’s like Jones in Rhode Island.

      He’s a legal adult. Execute him. Every goddamn time there have been warning signs and the school had kicked him out, issued a security notice and…17 dead.

      Want this stopped. Give him the needle.


    26. 4_Sticks
      27 | February 14, 2018 8:33 pm

      In case anyone read my comment above and wondered why the hell I was thinking the shooter may have been triggered (no pun intended) because of a bad ref for military service etc was because I had heard early on that before he was kicked out of school he was in, or had hopes of, being selected for an ROTC Program.
      I haven’t heard this refuted since nor have I heard it mentioned again though. Just wanted to clear that one up.


    27. eaglesoars
      28 | February 14, 2018 9:49 pm

      @ 4_Sticks:

      I’m hearing gas mask and smoke bombs and I’m thinking Antifa. Except this guy sounds like a loner.

      Donuts to dollars, tho, Daddy is out of the picture


    28. eaglesoars
      29 | February 14, 2018 10:18 pm

      he was ROTC in school


    29. 4_Sticks
      30 | February 14, 2018 10:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Just heard his Mom died last year. If no Dad, well, still not an excuse.
      I wonder if he was put on any meds when his Mom died.


    30. eaglesoars
      31 | February 14, 2018 10:36 pm

      @ 4_Sticks:

      yeah I just heard his mom died and then he was ‘adopted out’, whatever that means.


    31. eaglesoars
      32 | February 14, 2018 10:39 pm

      This is very cool. A photograph of a single atom (stronium, apparently)

      https://www.rt.com/news/418754-single-atom-trap-photo/


    32. 4_Sticks
      33 | February 14, 2018 11:04 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      ** Update ** The pictures description has been edited, it now states:

      “I beg pardon, it seems that it was just a speck of dust on my camera lens”.

      OK, I’m just joshin’ ya, couldn’t help myself ! Its been a long, depressing day, needed to be silly for a moment or two.


    33. eaglesoars
      34 | February 14, 2018 11:34 pm

      @ 4_Sticks:

      I’m not depressed so much as I’m just pissed off. They KNEW about this kid. Don’t tell me he fell thru the cracks.

      actually, I’m scratching my head about that photo. I’m thinking the atom is too small to actually ‘catch’ light (not the right word but I can’t spell fisiks) and maybe this is a photon being emitted after being hit with the laser. I dunno, something isn’t right. Probably the explanation of what it really is, as it DID win first prize for fisiks photography.

      I’m going to bed. Hubby has more tests and I’m starting to bring stuff in for the puppy.


    34. 4_Sticks
      35 | February 15, 2018 12:11 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Probably too late now, but have a good night, feel better ….


    35. 36 | February 15, 2018 3:01 am

      Can’t sleep.


    36. Buckeye Abroad
      37 | February 15, 2018 3:08 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ 4_Sticks:

      I’m hearing gas mask and smoke bombs and I’m thinking Antifa. Except this guy sounds like a loner.

      Donuts to dollars, tho, Daddy is out of the picture

      Probably. I read a stat that 90% of school shooters are from divorced parents with no father in the hosue. This is fallout of feminisim.

      Speaking of fallout, Obama’s transformation of the military was a success.

      https://popularmilitary.com/us-army-general-says-new-recruits-not-strong-enough-throw-grenades/


    37. 38 | February 15, 2018 3:14 am

      @ Buckeye Abroad:
      I can’t blame all that on Obama. Too many young people spend all their time indoors playing video games.


    38. rain of lead
      39 | February 15, 2018 8:11 am

      morning y’all

      the girl is having her wisdom teeth removed today


    39. eaglesoars
      40 | February 15, 2018 8:12 am

      Guess what? The FBI knew all about Nick Cruz last September. Were they alerted by the school? Oh hell no. some vlogger who caught a comment Cruz left on his youtube video called them and told them he was worried about someone who sounded like he “wanted to be a professional school shooter”. And they came right over, yes they did. And then…they got back in touch yesterday.

      How many times did Russia warn the FBI about the Tsarnaev brothers?

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/02/15/report-youtuber-alerted-the-fbi-about-nikolas-cruz-in-september-2017/


    40. eaglesoars
      41 | February 15, 2018 8:13 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      morning y’all

      the girl is having her wisdom teeth removed today

      good morning, I wish her some very good drugs.

      gotta go, dog to daycamp, hubby to hospital, later.


    41. rain of lead
      42 | February 15, 2018 8:14 am

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/14/someones-doing-the-doj-and-fbi-interrogations-and-its-not-congress/#more-145896

      Here’s what is becoming transparently obvious. The fab-five are cooperating with the investigative unit of the OIG. All five of them.

      eh,maybe


    42. 43 | February 15, 2018 8:22 am

      The number of comments I’ve seen from moonbat leftists claiming Trump wants to kill off poor people with this change in food stamps is amazing.


    43. 45 | February 15, 2018 8:23 am

      @ rain of lead:
      That’s no fun.


    44. RIX
      46 | February 15, 2018 8:42 am

      Good morning. Having to do with nothing, but I like anomalies like this.
      A couple of weeks ago St. john’s beat #4 Duke. A week later they knocked off#1 Duke.
      Hete’s the kicker, St. john’s is in last place in the Big East winning only three Conference games.
      Go figure.


    45. coldwarrior
      50 | February 15, 2018 10:54 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Guess what? The FBI knew all about Nick Cruz last September.

      i expect nothing less from them


    46. coldwarrior
      51 | February 15, 2018 10:55 am

      RIX wrote:

      Good morning. Having to do with nothing, but I like anomalies like this.
      A couple of weeks ago St. john’s beat #4 Duke. A week later they knocked off#1 Duke.
      Hete’s the kicker, St. john’s is in last place in the Big East winning only three Conference games.
      Go figure.

      coach K usually doesn’t let stuff like that happen


    47. coldwarrior
      52 | February 15, 2018 10:57 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Guess what? The FBI knew all about Nick Cruz last September.

      makes sense tho, the FBI would just love to see us all disarmed.


    48. coldwarrior
      53 | February 15, 2018 2:50 pm

      the mental gymnastics and pure propaganda in this article is astounding.

      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article200169249.html


    49. Aussie Infidel
      54 | February 15, 2018 2:59 pm

      There are so many reports out there about potentially anti-social behaviour that the security services do not have the capability and especially personnel to investigate them. Also what does the FBI do if they identify a potential shooter before the crime? Watch him 24/7? Do you know the massive level of resources that implies? That solution is not practical in a democratic society. Authoritarian fascist societies just pick up the individual and lock him up in a work camp. The fly in the ointment for the West is the Rule of Law coupled to the impossibility fo ever having enough resources to surveil the population of potential anti-social individuals who’s numbers grow every year due to the ‘perfect storm’ of degeneration in social norms coupled with strictures due to human rights legislation. Sooner or later these Western societies face the problem of falling to bits like so many before them or going hard core authoritarian and …. falling to bite like all the others.

      The West was lost when it embraced the two edged sword of a legalistic society rather than a socially just society.

      Without civic society, civilisation is always going to fall to bits. The US began losing its civil society 50 years ago and that in then was set up by what was going on na hundred years ago in society.

      Europe lost its civil society a hundred years earlier except for a few outliers like the UK but the UK certainly has caught up to the rest of degenerate Europe now


    50. rain of lead
      55 | February 15, 2018 3:02 pm

      well, the girl is crashed out on the futon,everything went well, now she just has to heal


    51. rain of lead
      56 | February 15, 2018 3:02 pm

      and no, she didn’t do anything silly while she was medicated


    52. rain of lead
      57 | February 15, 2018 3:05 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      she was texting her friends as soon as we hit the truck though
      I asked her if that was such a good idea
      she smirked a bit and mumbled “probably not”


    53. coldwarrior
      58 | February 15, 2018 3:13 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      true, then there is no reason to have all of these alphabet angencies spying on us and abusing the constitution if there is no action.

      easy, lay-off time!


    54. coldwarrior
      59 | February 15, 2018 3:14 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      ugh…wisdom toofuses extraction.


    55. coldwarrior
      60 | February 15, 2018 3:15 pm

      arm some of the folks in the schools and make it very public. the county beside mine did that a few years ago.


    56. coldwarrior
      61 | February 15, 2018 3:16 pm

      snowboard cross is my new favorite olympic sport.


    57. 62 | February 15, 2018 4:18 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      I want to try curling. Weird looking sport but I want to try.


    58. Deplorable Bumr50
      63 | February 15, 2018 4:25 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      We have a club trying to get a facility built here in Pittsburgh.

      I’d like to try as well.

      They have 70% of their goal.


    59. Deplorable Bumr50
      64 | February 15, 2018 4:27 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      It’s great.

      I appreciate snowboarding, as I’ve done it before and did A LOT of pushups on the way down getting back up (much better skier), but I just can’t get into judged sports.

      Races are better.


    60. coldwarrior
      65 | February 15, 2018 4:27 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      I want to try curling. Weird looking sport but I want to try.

      i’ve done it a couple times at the local rink a few years ago…its like bowling league!

      fried food, beer…and well, ice instead of lanes.


    61. coldwarrior
      66 | February 15, 2018 4:27 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      RMU arena was doing it, i’ve lost the time to go…i guess they still do?


    62. Deplorable Bumr50
      67 | February 15, 2018 4:29 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      They do it there, but don’t really have a rink.

      That’s where the club is trying to get a dedicated facility.


    63. Deplorable Bumr50
      68 | February 15, 2018 4:35 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Well, close I guess.

      Just googled. McCoy road in Stowe. Rocks address.

      They bought the land.


    64. coldwarrior
      69 | February 15, 2018 4:39 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      I want to try curling. Weird looking sport but I want to try.

      my bro and i were in MN in the 90’s for 3 weeks for national guard. the peeps in rural northern MN are nuts for the sport. we got to do it there a few times with some real pros.


    65. coldwarrior
      70 | February 15, 2018 4:51 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      but I just can’t get into judged sports.

      agreed…i was trapped again watching ice skating with a russian last night. i was informed by mrs coldwarrior that I WILL watch it.

      😆

      yes dear!


    66. coldwarrior
      71 | February 15, 2018 5:12 pm

      so, fro what i understand, i have to go see black panther or i am a raaaacissss.


    67. coldwarrior
      72 | February 15, 2018 5:18 pm

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

      http://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-rep-predicts-pelosi-not-party-leader-2019/

      keep that lefty moonbat right where she is!


    68. coldwarrior
      73 | February 15, 2018 5:21 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      wait

      http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/15/shepard-high-school-student-ak-47/

      so some get arrested and some dont then? the shooter in FL flat out admitted that that is what he was going to do and everyone knew it and reported it and nothing happened.

      kid poses with a gun and the Chicago cops arrest his ass.


    69. rain of lead
      75 | February 15, 2018 5:39 pm

      the girl is awake and hurting
      just got a pain med in her
      she got the good stuff 10mg
      I didn’t even get that when my back was messed up


    70. rain of lead
      76 | February 15, 2018 5:40 pm

      Sara A. Carter: Mueller’s Pit-Bull Andrew Weissman Was Reprimanded By Judge For Withholding Exculpatory Evidence From Defendants He Was Prosecuting;
      Had His Name Scrubbed From the Record

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=373870


    71. 77 | February 15, 2018 5:44 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Shuffleboard on ice crossed with cleaning house.


    72. 78 | February 15, 2018 5:45 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      And if you do see it you’re guilty of cultural appropriation.


    73. eaglesoars
      79 | February 15, 2018 5:57 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      Sara A. Carter: Mueller’s Pit-Bull Andrew Weissman Was Reprimanded By Judge For Withholding Exculpatory Evidence From Defendants He Was Prosecuting;
      Had His Name Scrubbed From the Record

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=373870

      I’ve read that about him before. He was the prosecutor on Arthur Anderson who destroyed the company and thousands of jobs and then had the entire thing overturned by higher courts for withholding evidence. He should have been disbarred.


    74. Possum
      80 | February 15, 2018 6:07 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      morning y’all

      the girl is having her wisdom teeth removed today

      I never had mine removed.

      I never managed to grow any.

      You all probably realized why I did not.


    75. coldwarrior
      81 | February 15, 2018 6:51 pm

      @ Possum:

      i’m using some of mine. i had some interesting orthodontic work done when i was a teen.


    76. rain of lead
      82 | February 15, 2018 7:21 pm

      poor thing is conked out again


    77. 83 | February 15, 2018 7:23 pm

      ,blockquote>http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article200169249.html

      “What we are looking at is an anomaly,” said Jonathan M. Winter, an assistant professor of geography at Dartmouth College and the principle investigator in the study. “The Southeast is the exception to the rule.”,/blockquote>

      Winter, clean out your desk, you’re fucking FIRED. Anomaly? are you fucking serious? Have you ever looked at the glaciation record? 40% of North America gets covered by glacial ice every 25,000 years like fucking clockwork. Last time North America was covered in a 3 mile deep sheet of ice… drum roll please… was 25,000 years ago.

      Oh…. and Happy Birthday to me, I have survived to see the beginning of a brand new year.


    78. 84 | February 15, 2018 7:24 pm

      Possum wrote:

      You all probably realized why I did not.

      Cause… Lizard don’t have toofers?


    79. eaglesoars
      85 | February 15, 2018 7:47 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      ‘anomaly’, ‘variability’, ‘sometimes’ – all weasel words when these people demand to be treated as the final, ‘the science is settled’, authorities

      I follow a lot of farmers on twitter, some of whom have been on their farms for more than 3 generations, some, like in India, from families who literally have ALWAYS been on their farms. Their weather stories go back hundreds of years and extremes are the norm.


    80. eaglesoars
      86 | February 15, 2018 7:48 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      oh, and happy birthday, did you get PRESENTS??


    81. Possum
      87 | February 15, 2018 8:01 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Possum wrote:

      You all probably realized why I did not.

      Cause… Lizard don’t have toofers?

      Marsupials are supposed to!

      Happy birthday!


    82. coldwarrior
      88 | February 15, 2018 8:08 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Oh…. and Happy Birthday to me, I have survived to see the beginning of a brand new year.

      indeed!

      hopefully annus horribilis hath ended


    83. 89 | February 15, 2018 8:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      oh, and happy birthday, did you get PRESENTS??

      My nephews and niece all gave me dirty looks for my birthday… That’s something I suppose.


    84. 90 | February 15, 2018 8:12 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      hopefully annus horribilis hath ended

      Time will tell… I am not over optimistic on that though. Its been just cold enough for the last couple of weeks that it seems like every one of my joints aches. Aspirin is just barely keeping madness at bay.


    85. eaglesoars
      91 | February 15, 2018 8:17 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Did you see Clint Eastwood’s movie Gran Torino? The scene where his will was being read? Yeah, like that.


    86. eaglesoars
      92 | February 15, 2018 8:52 pm

      More about the Flynn case. You will recall – because I told you – that the FISC judge, Contreras,who granted the warrant, was recused from hearing the sentencing portion of the Flynn case. He did NOT self-recuse, according to the most recent reports I’ve seen. He has been replaced on the Flynn case by Judge Emmett Sullivan, who in the past has not been friendly to the Obama admin’s shenanigans.

      I missed something that Clarice Feldman points out in the article linked to below. Dec. 12 2017 Sullivan crapped all over the gov’t, demanding it turn over all exculpatory evidence and even evidence they didn’t think was exculpatory. There is no ambiguity in this writing.

      Finally, if the government has identified any information which is favorable to the defendant but which the government believes is not material, the government shall submit the material to the Court for in camera review.

      Sullivan obviously doesn’t trust the gov’t on this.

      Remember week before last Mueller went back to court and asked to delay Flynn’s sentencing hearing? Wonder why? Me too. Clarice Feldman thinks it’s because Mueller knows when the OIG report comes out, the thing falls apart and he wants the onus on the OIG for getting the charges dropped, not on his little dog and pony show.

      What possible evidence could Sullivan be thinking of? Could it possibly be that he knows the FBI never believed Flynn lied?

      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/the_great_flynn_case_mystery.html


    87. Aussie Infidel
      93 | February 15, 2018 8:55 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      true, then there is no reason to have all of these alphabet angencies spying on us and abusing the constitution if there is no action.

      easy, lay-off time!

      Correct.

      Gathering Intelligence without the intent of actually using that intelligence is a total waste of resources. Now when you define the word USE we get to the nub of the problem.

      You can USE intelligence to predict some future event and allow yourself the temporal space top prepare for a repose that will maintain a just stasis. That is not happening in the US where collection of information happens not because we need ever more evidence on which to base out analysed decision making. Collection becomes an end in itself….. because it’s the easiest bit of the Intelligence Cycle. The US alphabet agencies are notorious for the ‘collection fixation’. They are equally notorious for the lack of nuanced analysis and the production of useful and TIMELY Intelligence product. We are talking about institutionalised lethargy here folks.

      Then we have the elephant in the room. The lack of intent to both disseminate and USE gathered intelligence. The ‘cluster-fuck ‘ that was the ‘siloed’ intelligence product of the various alphabet agencies pre 9-11, were supposed to ‘get fixed’ by the after attack, by investigations and talkfests. 17 years down the track that stove piping of information and lack of intelligence sharing is as bad as it ever was ……. because Knowledge IS POWER…. and nobody wants to share their power with others, because there is a limited level of funding out there and your particular alphabet agency might get a funding cut because you’ve been judged openly and found wanting.

      There are too many folks pushing paper for the sake of just pushing the output of paper that justifies their employment. Nobody asks the questions:- Do we already know this intelligence and accrued Knowledge. Is the intelligence we intend to collect and analyse necessary for us to do our jobs or is it just getting in the way and overloading our system? Will we use this intelligence operationally or will it just be added to enhance our current of knowledge … and is this necessary? And finally exactly how do we intend to use this gathered and analysed intelligence and what are the ramifications of this use?

      Once we know all that we can redeploy some ‘easy’ but often expensive collection assets into the hard bit of the Intelligence Cycle ….. nuanced analysis .

      We also need senior intelligence managers with the guts to ‘let the chips fall where they may’ with dissemination and especially operational use of intelligence and the nuanced knowledge building that comes from an understanding of the intent of the Intelligence cycle and the rules on which the process is built.

      One major confusion is to conflate intelligence product with the Rules of Evidence and the legal code. The lack of understanding of this, is the greatest ‘sin’ of our supposed intelligence leaders.


    88. Aussie Infidel
      94 | February 15, 2018 9:10 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      wait

      http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/15/shepard-high-school-student-ak-47/

      so some get arrested and some dont then? the shooter in FL flat out admitted that that is what he was going to do and everyone knew it and reported it and nothing happened.

      kid poses with a gun and the Chicago cops arrest his ass.

      The difference between the Chicago and Florida cases was:-

      In Chicago it was local law enforcement and they acted to arrest and charge the 15 year old for a misdemeanour for posing a threat with some associate’s legal weapon. The sheriff failed fir not also charging the legal owner of the firearm for allowing the 15 YO access and warning that adult that he would face conspiracy before the fact if the 15 YO was again found to have access to that firearm.

      The Florida case was the FBI being suckered screwed by their own internal rules governing how and which cases they investigate. The Valentine day shooter fell below the level requiring active investigation other that a surface look at Open Source intelligence. Those rules are there to protect the general public from Federal over reach and oppression but the jurists within the FBI have been a little too powerful and have pulled the teeth of the agency and se the bar too high.


    89. eaglesoars
      95 | February 15, 2018 9:12 pm

      Remember that Nunes went to the FISC to ask for all transcripts relating to investigations ongoing. Judge Rosemary Collyer responded today. I think what’s she saying is that they have to think about it because the request ‘raises novel questions’ but in the meantime the DOJ should have/probably has everything Nunes wants and he should go ask them. She says the court has already let the Exec branch know the Court has no objection if THEY provide the info to Congress, and oh, btw, if Nunes does decide to go to the Executive, would Congress kindly let the court know? Thank you very much, bye.

      https://www.scribd.com/document/371621778/FISA-Court-Presiding-Judge-Rosemary-M-Collyer-Response-to-Chairman-Nunes


    90. AZfederalist
      96 | February 15, 2018 9:18 pm

      Buckeye Abroad wrote:

      Speaking of fallout, Obama’s transformation of the military was a success.

      https://popularmilitary.com/us-army-general-says-new-recruits-not-strong-enough-throw-grenades/

      Well, that seems like a pretty self-correcting problem


    91. Deplorable Bumr50
      97 | February 15, 2018 9:51 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Why are they measuring in meters?


    92. eaglesoars
      98 | February 15, 2018 10:04 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Well, that seems like a pretty self-correcting problem

      And finally a way to get rid of the transexuals – can’t deploy, can’t serve
      ———-

      Deploy or be removed’: Pentagon unveils new policy that cracks down on nearly 300,000 non-deployable soldiers

      Department of Defense’s new policy calls for removal of service members who have been non-deployable for 12 consecutive months

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5397277/Pentagon-unveils-policy-tackles-non-deployable-troops.html


    93. AZfederalist
      99 | February 15, 2018 10:09 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ AZfederalist:

      Why are they measuring in meters?

      Army does that, has done it for years. Air Force is still mostly imperial measurements, range in miles, altitude in kft.


    94. 100 | February 15, 2018 10:10 pm

      @ AZfederalist:
      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Good Lord…whoever’s throwing that dummy grenade is throwing it like…Обама at the All-Star Game!


    95. 101 | February 15, 2018 10:14 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Checka U E-mail!


    96. eaglesoars
      102 | February 15, 2018 10:17 pm

      @ Deplorable Macker:

      and replied. I’m tired, we’ve both had a crappy day and I’m going to bed. nite.


    97. rain of lead
      103 | February 16, 2018 6:36 am

      morning y’all


    98. Buckeye Abroad
      104 | February 16, 2018 7:27 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      USA vs Russia (OAR) in hockey tomorrow. Heh.

      At least I don’t have to worry about the world soccer playoffs this summer as the US didn’t make it. I will have to support Russia until they are knocked out of the first round. LOL.


    99. coldwarrior
      105 | February 16, 2018 7:46 am

      Buckeye Abroad wrote:

      At least I don’t have to worry about the world soccer playoffs this summer as the US didn’t make it.

      THANK GOD! now i dont have to put up with a summer of girly men chasing a ball and throwing themselves on the ground in an ironic and dramatic fashion.


    100. coldwarrior
      106 | February 16, 2018 8:07 am

      new thread


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