Happy Jack

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  1. Is it just a matter of time before there is a serious outbreak in the US? I think the public is not ready and the government should start educating us about how a disease outbreak will be contained. How quarantines works how food an care will be distributed. A bit of public awareness might reduce the panic when the time comes. Every year before hurricane season there are endless public announcements on the news, the Gov. office holds press conferences, they publish a survival guide in the newspapers etc. I think it is time to start raising public awareness about how to deal with an epidemic too. Are you prepared for period of adversity? Lost job, weather disruption, earthquake, epidemic etc? The LDS attitude toward preparedness make a lot of sense. Notice stockpiling guns is not on the shopping list.
  2. A wildly successful app that has capture the trendy 20 something mind is a real world life lesson in politics. The big democrat cities like unions and regulated taxi medallions. Both are vital organs of organized crime in the big city. Without thinking it through the Democrats reflexively attacked Uber because it threatens this power center the democrats have slept with for decades. The rift has laid bare to the 18-30 crowd the difference between sides in a way nothing before it has. I can only hope Hillary vows to tax the internet next
  3. Happy Jack

    Yoo Hoo ... Mr. Obama sir...

    Where is Bin Laden? You seemed to think his capture or death was rather important during your campaign.
  4. Bed Size Of Truck (Inches) Width Length Between wheel wells Honda Ridgeline 4 door 60.0 64.0 49 inches Nissan Frontier 4 Door 61.4 59.5 44.4 Whoopsie no 4x8 drywall in this trucklett Toyota Tacoma 4 Door 56.7 60.5 41.5 Whoopsie no 4x8 drywall in this trucklett Chevy Colorado 4 Door 57.8 61.7 44.4 Whoopsie no 4x8 drywall in this trucklett Highest load rating Truck Max Payload (Pounds) Honda Ridgeline 1,600 V6 300 hp (est) 4x4 Nissan Frontier 1,381 V6 261 hp 4x4 Toyota Tacoma 1,175 with V6 278 hp 4x4 Chevy Colorado 1,590 V6 4x4 Horsepower (largest engine option) Chevy Colorado 305 Honda Ridgeline 300 (est) 3.5 liter V6 Nissan Frontier 261 Toyota Tacoma 278 3.5 liter V6
  5. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    For all the reasons I stated previously. I think the US government decided to interpret the same evidence that dissuades me from believing it was the Kremlin, as proof it was Russia,for political reasons. I hear we just sent thousand of tanks toward the Russian Border including for the first time into a former eastern block country (Poland) I'm beginning to wonder if Obama has become so unhinged by the coming erasure of his failed presidency that he might actually think an armed confrontation with Russia is a fitting end to his presidency. "Here you go Trump, fix this" The intrusion into the DNC and Podesta's emails was amateurish and could be the work of any number of Hacking groups including ones in Russia or China. The CIA is hanging their hat on opposition gossip research that was commissioned by the Democrats? Research that was so comical it scooped up fake stories about golden showers on presidential beds in Moscow, posted by trolls on 4 chan. There is a psychosis infecting Washington and it is making Trump look like the sanest man in town. I bet there are even some of you here that would actually support a coup that threw out Trump on the promise of a new election. The Left is having a psychotic break and you all need help. Oh.... and help is coming in 1 week.
  6. 8-25-18-113+1 Only 8 Rep senate seats in play (all safe) with 25 Dem seats in play (6-7 lean Rep plus 2-3 tossups) in 2018 113 Federal judgeship are currently unfilled and more will come open during the next 4 years 1 Supreme court seat open and at least 1 more is likely in the 4-8 years. A generational Last(ing) Laugh. Update: as of Feb 14th 2017 the number has increased to 118 federal judgeship's www.uscourts.gov/judges-judgeships/judicial-vacancies/current-judicial-vacancies Total judgeship's authorized 9 Supreme 12 Fed court of appeals 167 Fed Regional courts of appeal 663 District courts (+10Temp) 4 Territorial courts 9 International trade court 16 Court of Federal claims 890 Judges 118/663 * 100 = 18% of all the District courts. The 2015 Judicial Conference Judgeship recommended an increase of 5 Court of Appeals Judges and 77 District court judges. If Liberals decide to litigate every deportation as the Mexican Government and Soros have indicated, they will open the door for Republicans to legislate a much larger increase in federal judgeship's. Soros might want to look up the law of unintended consequences.
  7. A short preamble to set the stage. When the 1st generation Ridgeline hit the market a group of reviewers decided to drive one into Death Valley and traverse a washboard road deep into the desert. They ended up trashing the rear shocks. It was all over the truck review news and was the last straw if not the genesis of not a real truck. As we know , real trucks love the rough stuff. So 2017 and the new Ridgeline enters the world. Only natural the same team of reviewers would want to repeat the test that garnered them so much attention the last time. They set out to make the same run. They were accompanied by a new Heavy Duty Titan and a top of the line new Tacoma TRD (Toyota's heavy duty off road package). These two trucks were support vehicles only, for photography and safety. They were never intended to be part of the story. A broken Honda was the expected result. Now you can watch the videos. When I said hilarious I should qualify that it might not be if you are a titan or taco fan boy. part 2
  8. A German comedian could face prosecution in his own country for "insulting" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Jan Böhmermann, a satirical comedian, is being investigated by German authorities under defamation laws for a poem in which he calls the Turkish premier a "goat f*****" and other insults. He could face up to five years in prison if Turkey's foreign ministers, who were reportedly angered by the programme, decide to press charges and he is convicted, according to Der Tagesspiegel. "Erdogan is definitely a president with a small tail," says the comedian, in a line where "tail" is understood in German to refer to another part of the male anatomy. Under paragraph 103 of the German Criminal Code, insulting a foreign head of state can result in a three-year jail term, while an intended slander can stretch to five years. Such "insult laws" still exist in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden, according to a report from Pen International, which campaigns on behalf of imprisoned writers. http://www.pen-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/DefamationEurope.pdf http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/german-comedian-jan-b-hmermann-could-face-prison-for-insulting-smear-poem-against-turkish-president-a6972356.html
  9. Seems after you replace the early version with a production unit. "it must be remembered that the simulated dogfight mentioned in the unclassified report obtained by WIB involved one of the very first test aircraft: the AF-02 is quite a basic JSF that lacks a mission systems software to use all the onboard sensors, does not have the special stealth coating that makes it virtually invisible to radars and it implemented an obsolete software code full of limitations." and substitute a more experienced F35 pilot you get "The F-35 provides me as a pilot greater authority to point the nose of the airplane where I desire. (The F-35 is capable of significantly higher Angle of Attack (AOA) than the F-16. Angle of Attack describes the angle between the longitudinal axis of the plane – where nose is pointing – and where the aircraft is actually heading – the vector). This improved ability to point at my opponent enables me to deliver weapons earlier than I am used to with the F-16, it forces my opponent to react even more defensively, and it gives me the ability to reduce the airspeed quicker than in the F-16. Update: Since I first wrote this post, I have flown additional sorties where I tried an even more aggressive approach to the control position – more aggressive than I thought possible. It worked just fine. The F-35 sticks on like glue, and it is very difficult for the defender to escape." “Here’s what I’ve learned so far dogfighting in the F-35”: a JSF pilot’s first-hand account
  10. Would one of you that thinks Trump is in violation please justify how Obama escaped impeachment?
  11. He complains that too many reporters spend more time discussing premium increases than explaining why he isn’t responsible for them. “No, I had nothing to do with that,” Obama said, calling it “complicated” despite the “hysteria” that was growing. Obama traveled to Florida to argue that Obamacare was working well, but needed to be fixed. During his speech, he pointed out that when smart phone companies released a product that had bugs in it, they fixed it. “Unless it catches fire. Then they pull it off the market,” he admitted, likely referring to the disastrous exploding Samsung Galaxy S7. But the president argued that companies weren’t trying to repeal smart phones, but rather fix the problems with the modern devices rather than return to rotary dial up phones. “We’re not going to go back,” Obama said, challenging Republicans who repeatedly called for an Obamacare repeal. The president argued that most people got their health care from their jobs, insisting that Obamacare didn’t even affect their premiums or health policy changes. “These are decisions made by your employers, it’s not because of Obamacare,” he said. He blamed Republicans for failing to sign up more young people into the insurance pools, and continuing to block the expansion of Medicare. “Part of this is because health care is complicated,” he admitted. Obama also admitted that smaller markets in different states were suffering from the lack of competition among private insurers. To fix it, he suggested that the government should step in and offer cheaper plans in areas that weren’t getting enough options. Obama explained that thanks to Obamacare, Americans now got free preventive care, free checkups for women, free mammograms, and allowed children to stay on their parents health care plans into their 20s.
  12. 40,000 Homes Impacted by Deadly Flooding in Louisiana
  13. CNN has a cool new toy they could not resist showing off but first let's review the NYT photo comparing Obama's first inauguration to Trump's. BJLINK (NOTE what is a BJLINK? Safe because you know he would flick me is it wasn't) Wow Trump;s looks empty ... how embarrassing that Trump can't compete with the historical First Black President. But, wait .... Now compare the Times photo with CNN's new GIGABIT Camera toy BJLINK Here is a preview but you need to see it online for best effect. No I am not trying to claim Trump's crowd is larger. I am pointing out ONLY how the NYT distorted the truth. Now I'd like to compare Obama's mush less crowded 2013 inauguration.
  14. Happy Jack

    is Trump an anti-semitic enabler ?

    Does the Porter lie?
  15. Happy Jack

    Last Laugh or better yet Lasting Laugh

    You heard it here first. After Neil Gorsuch is seated there is a strong possibility that the case will be made to expand the Supreme Court. This is done by simple majority vote in the house.
  16. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    You may think it's silly & wrong to mock silly & wrong beliefs. I don't. You're in PA, it's going to happen. And I mock far more than Mormon beliefs. You just picked up on one occasion and ignored the fact I have mocked Christianity & Scientology. Oh look, Jack's recovered from his butt-hurt and wants to play. Let me summarise for you: PM's are considered "Private Messages" in the vast majority of cases and definitely here. I don't change my principles just because you give me "permission" to do so - private messages remain private. You've already proven incapable of honesty regarding private messages, Happy. We all know your prior socks. Pretending your Mormon faith was a secret is not convincing anyone. However, I am 100% willing to accept your word should you wish to deny said beliefs. Do you reject both the scriptural basis in the Book of Mormon, not to mention the declarations of multiple latter day prophets & apostles, regarding the Lamanites being the early Native Americans? In other words you know you lied about me sharing my religious affiliation with you. While I don't need your permission, especially since you lied. The question is still on the table. Will you permit me to post our conversation? Or you can simply admit you lied and apologize.
  17. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    Since you acknowledge that anyone that uses a preface like that IS indeed looking for private conversation, therefore anyone responding to it should also be able to assume privacy, no? So how do you justify using excerpts from THIS conversation, which YOU started with the subject "I decided this should be private". I would like to understand how you rationalize sharing parts of that conversation which you explicitly requested be private and I participated in under that assumption. thought-it-was-private.jpg Would have stayed that way if you had not lied.
  18. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    I could care less about his "true beliefs." I think it's silly and wrong to ridicule any kind of faith. If you want to critique the actions of a religion from Scientology to Baptist, that's something else. Actions mean something, they effect others. But beliefs ... we all have ridiculous beliefs, including those who eschew religion. If you ridicule Mormon belief, then why stop there? Ridicule Muslim belief, and Cherokee belief, Koorie belief too, and ridicule the beliefs of String Theorists while you're at it. Bent and BJ for that matter have my permission, although they don't require it, to post any part of any conversation we have had in this forum, any other forum of via PM. PM after all means Personal Messenger not Private Messenger. If anyone writes to me, phones me or communicates with me and they do not preface it with something along the line "Can I tell you something in confidence?", they should not expect that is is confidential. Especially if they subsequently lie about the PM in public. Additionally, if the communication is any of the following; hostile, angry, threatening, contractual or unsolicited. In most of those cases even a request for confidence can be ignored. I live by one rule and is serves well in the digital age. "Assume nothing is private" PS: you might ask Bent to post where I disclosed to him my personal religious belief or affiliation on here, in private or elsewhere. Hint: He won't be able to do it so brace for some lame excuse about honorable people don't post PM even when I grant him permission to do so. Hey, here is an idea. Hey Bent do I have your permission to post our entire PM? That block of ice you were sitting on finally melt? As usual, you are picking nits to try and justify your egregious behavior. That you view any and all communication as public is sad, but as I expressed in our communications years ago I had reasons to suspect your integrity in this matter. PM = "Private Message" in almost every context I've seen it. The whole point is that a "Public" message here, or on any other forum, or on Facebook, is a regular message. A PM here at SA is culturally considered private. You can certainly flaunt that convention, but we will think less of you for it. If that is actually possible, I mean, to think less of you. http://www.internetslang.com/PM-meaning-definition.asp http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/pm How about this context asswipe. But your complaint is Bullshit anyway. Any pretense to private was lost when you lied about me in public and the PM proved it.
  19. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    I could care less about his "true beliefs." I think it's silly and wrong to ridicule any kind of faith. If you want to critique the actions of a religion from Scientology to Baptist, that's something else. Actions mean something, they effect others. But beliefs ... we all have ridiculous beliefs, including those who eschew religion. If you ridicule Mormon belief, then why stop there? Ridicule Muslim belief, and Cherokee belief, Koorie belief too, and ridicule the beliefs of String Theorists while you're at it. Bent and BJ for that matter have my permission, although they don't require it, to post any part of any conversation we have had in this forum, any other forum of via PM. PM after all means Personal Messenger not Private Messenger. If anyone writes to me, phones me or communicates with me and they do not preface it with something along the line "Can I tell you something in confidence?", they should not expect that is is confidential. Especially if they subsequently lie about the PM in public. Additionally, if the communication is any of the following; hostile, angry, threatening, contractual or unsolicited. In most of those cases even a request for confidence can be ignored. I live by one rule and is serves well in the digital age. "Assume nothing is private" PS: you might ask Bent to post where I disclosed to him my personal religious belief or affiliation on here, in private or elsewhere. Hint: He won't be able to do it so brace for some lame excuse about honorable people don't post PM even when I grant him permission to do so. Hey, here is an idea. Hey Bent do I have your permission to post our entire PM?
  20. Happy Jack

    Gorsuch Grabs The Brass Ring

    A Seat on the Supreme court that comes open during a presidential campaign is a worthy issue for the campaign, It is a perfect expression of Democratic freedom to place the issue in the electorate' s hands.
  21. Happy Jack

    Submitted without comment.

    There is a person behind Bus Driver. There is a person behind Happy Jack, Yeah, but I'm not continually trying to prove myself on an anonymous Internet forum. That is your choice.
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    Submitted without comment.

    There is a person behind Bus Driver. There is a person behind Happy Jack,
  23. Happy Jack

    Submitted without comment.

    Good advice you should have taken it. Note: When reading the following the MEMBER permissions group mentioned below differs from the MEMBERS group in that the MEMBER group lacks editing privileges. Yesterday you posted the following Post 78 As the guy that handled that report and set up the special "Member" permissions group for you Jack, I can safely tell the community this is an unmitigated lie. Post 89 I've been moderating this place for fifteen years. I know exactly where the bodies are buried, and what put them there. And I know why certain policies came to be put in place, because I was involved in the discussions that led to their implementation. Personally, I have identified and permanently banned at least three (3) prior accounts of yours for egregious violations of the Terms of Service of this site You told a different story(lie) in PMs to me back in 2011 PM from BJ May 27 / 2011 6:25 AM Your not being able to edit "when you created him" doesn't pass the smell test, it's not logical. .... A more likely scenario? You create Happy Jack, all is normal. Someone makes you as returned banned poster and management figures it's easier to just try and keep you a little reined in than begin the whole ban & dodge routine all over again. That seems way more logical. PM from BJ May 27 2011 1:46 PM Whether posters sent you harassing PM's is immaterial. Abhorrent and inappropriate, true, but immaterial to you returning to SA repeated pretending to be somebody else (though it probably should have been reported to SA because they do tend to respond to real world crossovers when they are aware of them). That Dawg suffers you at all is a wonder given how much hassle you've given them by returning repeatedly after being banned - in explicit violation of the terms of service of the web site. That the management might wish to curb your capacity for mayhem rather than trying to keep tracking down and stamping out user ID's and sock puppets is understandable. BTW your lack of Edit story doesn't pass the sniff test because you claim you couldn't edit from the creation of the Happy Jack username which makes no sense unless SA somehow detected who you were the moment you hit "Submit" to create the new account. The version of events that DOES pass the sniff test is that you join as Happy Jack with a perfectly normal account, then someone in management figures out (or more likely is tipped off) some short while later that you probably are Nailing Malarkey returned once again from Banland and decides to box you in rather than have to deal with another sock puppet/zombie user out break. That seems more...plausible...than what you present. ... I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place. So yesterday you claim clear and unambiguous first hand and knowledge of when and how I lost my editing privileges even claiming you set up the group I was put in just for me. But, in 2011 when I approached you for clarification the best you came up with are "Plausible" and "Logical" guesses who did it, when they did it, why they did it and how. You even said back them "I wouldn't want the job of trying to sort out the sock puppets and spammers in this place." only to change your story yesterday that you were personally responsible for identifying supposed NM aliases and banning them.. From twice guessing and speculating it was "someone" to claiming you did it From not wanting the job of policing socks to claiming you personally tracked and banned NM and who you claim were his socks. Don't worry Porter your sycophants will cover for you, toss out a few bigoted religious attacks and insult my wife as you recently did. You'll continue here but now everyone has poof what a loser and liar you really are. Unlike you and the others I include the evidence when I make a charge. You should try this. Oh, boy. Jack is not posting messages in public, is he? If I am not mistaken, that function is labeled "Personal Messenger". Do the gloves come off, now? Don't care. You already know how I feel about someone lying about me. For a guy who doesn't care, you sure do spend a lot of time and energy arguing and defending some sort of "honor" on an anonymous internet forum. I always defend my honor.