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. 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
  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. 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
  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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. Happy Jack

    Republicans - fix this or be Nazis forevermore

    I'm an immigrant. My wife is also. I'm well acquainted with the uncertainties, cost, delays and fears. IMMIGRATION IS NOT A &ITY*^&R%^%^ RIGHT. It is a privilege. A Green Card is not constitutionally guaranteed to anyone that wants one. This will all sort out and the worst for most people will be some major inconvenience. Been there and done that. I have had family that could not get a visa because they didn't have enough provable assets. Family that had to fly back to Brasil every couple years to renew their student visa. The INS lost my citizenship application and they provide no means to contact them for a status and since they never logged my application there was no automated status to check. I have to hire lawyer and ultimately get two Senators who are family friends involved to get any answer. The Miami director finally called me and admitted they could not find it, did I have any proof I submitted it. Luckily I kept the postal money order receipt and they verified cashing it so yes I did. All the while my wife's green card waited in limbo. Permission to stay but not to work or leave. When her father died she was not able to go home for the funeral so cry river why don't you. I have the scars.
  14. Happy Jack

    Republicans - fix this or be Nazis forevermore

    Take a Valium and chill
  15. Defiantly Fake Sotry. as Eva Dent Indoubiously. Indoubiosly? You too huh? Jesus fucking christ you moron(i). You can't even spell my neologism correctly when it is right in front of you. What a maroon. Good Gravy you fucking Moron You can't even see I coined a neologism when it is right in front of you. What a maroon.
  16. Defiantly Fake Sotry. as Eva Dent Indoubiously. Indoubiosly? You too huh?
  17. Jack will probably scream "FAKE NEWS" because he doesn't understand Op-Eds or sarcasm. Fake Sotry? whatever that is
  18. Happy Jack

    Liar-in-Chief

    Exactly. The irony is you brag about it.
  19. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    Source that it has been in the planning stages for months. It's not that I don't trust you... I have had 20 years experience in with the military, active duty and civilian employee including 6 years working in logistics at the US ARMY HQ Europe. Nothing on that scale happens quickly in the military. That operation was a response to the Russian invasion of Crimea and the fighting in the Ukraine as a NATO show of force. There have been articles in the news abut it for months, well before the election. People in Poland have been talking about it for months. The timing of the actual troop movement just happened to coincide with the most recent events. It is possible they bumped up the movement a couple of weeks because of that, but no more than a couple of weeks. Do you honestly think they have all of the ships, planes, logistics, and massive coordination necessary for that kind of operation just waiting to spring into action and can execute in a matter of 2 or 3 weeks? If so you have no concept of military operations. I believe the US decision was made just before the election. End of Oct. A NATO deployment was planned in June or so. So what has this got to do with my assessment that it seems Obama is provoking armed conflict with Russia. You believe a lot of things that aren't factual. The planning for that deployment was started long before last October. I still have many friends that work at the US Army HQ Europe. You and your elk have also criticized Obama for not standing up to Putin and when he does, you accuse him of wanting to start war with Russia. Sending one armored brigade to Poland is hardly an act of war. There is one small isolated part of Russia that borders Poland, Kaliningrad. The rest of Russia is a considerable distance away. In spite of what Putin might think, Ukraine is still an independent country, as are Lithuania, Belarus, Slovakia, Czech and Germany, the countries that surround Poland. Obama is merely asserting the right of the US as a NATO country to conduct military exercises in another NATO country and to let Putin know that we will do as we please within the NATO framework. Also, Poland is understandably nervous given Putin's disregard for the sovereignty of independent former Warsaw pact countries, and Russia's historical hatred of Poland. There is nothing wrong with the US giving support and reassurance to a staunch NATO ally. Poland was the only NATO country to provide troops in Afghanistan for many years, in support of the US military operations there. When the US invades Kaliningrad on the pretext that they invited us to, or because they historically were always part of Poland and we are just restoring it to it's rightful owner, then get back to me. Why on Earth would yo post all that Yada Yada Yada and not just post a citation proving your point. Mind you, The exact date is irrelevant to my Question about why is Obama provoking the Russian Federation militarily? I'm sure you had a very rewarding career and we all thank you for your service but could just get to that point?
  20. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    And who can forget this blast from the past.
  21. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    No I'm referring to his interference in the negotiation between Israel and the Palestinians and his lobbyist activities for the Terrorist Group Hamas. Or did those slip your memory?
  22. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    Do you know that for a fact, or speculating? Look up the Logan act. When they prosecute Jane Fonda, Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter get back to us ... In a number of instances, people have been alleged, often by political opponents, to have violated the Logan Act. For example, critics have suggested that Ross Perot’s efforts to find missing American servicemen in Southeast Asia have violated the Logan Act. Critics alleged that former House Speaker Jim Wright violated the Logan Act in his relations with the Sandinista government. In 1984 while campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President, Reverend Jesse Jackson went to Syria to help in the release of a captured American military flyer and to Cuba and Nicaragua. The trips by Reverend Jackson occasioned comments from a number of people, most notably from President Reagan, that Reverend Jackson had violated the Logan Act. Other private citizens, such as Jane Fonda, have made trips which have been criticized as violative of the Logan Act. One of the most recent allegations involving a possible Logan Act violation focuses on a letter signed by 47 U.S. Senators to Iran suggesting that an agreement between the President and the Iranian leadership would be an executive agreement that another President or Congress would be able to abrogate.44 There have apparently been no official sanctions taken in any of these instances. Although it appears that there has never been a prosecution under the Logan Act, there have been several judicial references to it, indicating that the act has not been forgotten and that it is at least a potential point of challenge that has been used against anyone who without a uthority allegedly interferes in the foreign relations of the United States. There have been efforts to repeal the act, one of the most significant occurring in the late 1970s. For example, Senator Edward Kennedy proposed in the 95th Congress to delete the Logan Act from the bill to amend the United States criminal code.48 Senator James Allen insisted on reenacting the act in exchange for promising not to prolong debate over the bill, and Senator Kennedy agreed to this. However, since the House was unable to consider the criminal reform bill in the 95th Congress, the possibility of deleting the act in a conference committee was eliminated. In early 2015, renewed interest in the act resulted from a letter sent to Iran by 47 U.S. Senators. It is possible that this interest will result in congressional consideration of whether the act should be repealed or retained. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33265.pdf
  23. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    If you include me in that claim, care to cite?
  24. Happy Jack

    Still don't believe it.

    Do you know that for a fact, or speculating? Get a Russian VISA and go directly to jail?