May 2012

ONE of the best shots I ever made

Vegans beware, I am making a point. Mitt wants to get with TED, His HEAD is the same size as PRESIDENT OBAMA. This shot was with a 20 caliber airgun at 130 yards. I aimed 6 feet to the left and 6 feet HIGH. Right between the eyes. Dead Mourning Dove (tastes like LIVER)

So I went to a gun store to renew my FOID card and HAH? For $14,000 I can get a 50 caliber sniper rifle. Tell me $10,000 CASH wouldnt work?

It would be alot easier than the MOURNING DOVE SHOT!

Please, I VOTED FOR OBAMA- I am pointing out- WHO NEEDS A GUN LIKE THAT?

PE and VC

Tom - Somehow my message on VC and PE got deleted so here we go again. You are right about PE firms and how they operate - though PE firms do ask partners to participate in investment funds they manage so its not as clean as you present. More importantly ONLY Angel investors match your description of a good investor risking just their own money. VC firms raise investment funds just like PE firms and also invest their own money in them.

Bain Capital and Clear Channel

http://www.clearchannel.com/Corporate/PressRelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=1824

In 2006 (The start of Romney's running for President) Bain Capital (Sounds Familar) went out and financed Clear Channel. Maybe that's why Obama gets bad press and Mitt doesn't get bad press. Now isn't this the first level of Facism?

Inspection: Of "The Culture of Entitlement"

Re: the ongoing talking point... "...Culture of entitlement."

Or "Entitlement culture."

I've seen it phrased several ways, to be honest.

Is there an "entitlement culture" infecting society? Sure, and I very much doubt it's all that historically unusual. More on that in a moment. Our current "infection" may, or may not, be more widespread than it has been in the past. Kind of hard to assess when you're not living in the shoes of your ancestors. I sure it doesn't just "infect" the poor, the disadvantaged, those seeking to be treated fairly, or anyone who might seek help... and also feel an over bloated sense of "entitlement" at the same time.

Trolls and Advertisements

I have been hanging out here on the TH blogs for a while. Lately, I have noticed a marked increase of "troll posts" and irrelevant advertisements. Together, they seem to overwhelm the conversation, or at the very least clog up the current topics and thus, in a sense, disable any sane use of the medium.

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I wonder WTF is going on. I wonder if there is not a "movement" to disrupt what has gone on here, for years, in terms of sane conversation.

Republicans Scuttle U.S. Navy Green Fleet Initiative

It's taken Mother Nature, a.k.a. Planet Earth, tens of millions of years to very, very slowly convert decaying carbon into what we today call fossil fuels. First it buried it deep, subjected it to enormous heat and pressure, creating long-chain hydrocarbon molecules called petroleum, or into simpler chains of methane (natural gas) or just plain coal. Most of this sequestered carbon was locked up deep in the planet's geological vault; a sort of energy Fort Knox of the planet.

GOP Tea Party's War On Women (continued)

Republican GOP Tea Party's War On Women (continued)

Obama's EPA carves out exemption for antiquated coal-fired power plants located in Eastern States.

STOP EPA's proposed rule that would exempt hundreds of antiquated coal-fired power plants in the eastern U.S. from the "best available retrofit technology" (BART) requirements of the Clean Air Act (RIN: 2060-AQ93, EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729).

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