You'd be surprised, at the Atlanta Olympics we had a security breach and had to bomb sweep the building. Durring the sweep a piece of 2 inch diameter metal pipe that was 4 inches long and had a reducing nipple on it that was lost durring the building construction was found. I looked examined the pipe, saw that it was hollow (as opposed filled with explosives) and kept it. I carried that pipe through the mag-line, in my MOPP carrier for a week and a half with out any of the magnetometers going off. That pipe probably had enough metal to make a couple glocks
Aristarchus (, Aristarkhos, 310 BCE – ca. 230 BCE) of Samos was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it (see Solar system). He was influenced by Philolaus of Croton, but he identified the "central fire" with the Sun, and put the other planets in their correct order of distance around the Sun. Aristarchus of Samos
It's Interesting that the heliocentric model is actually much older than people believe.
There is a strong tendency for a paper's abstract and conclusion to say what is currently expected by the political correctness cronies, even if the paper's body doesn't really support it. Any meta-studies that only examine abstracts is going to be very biased.
My primary problem with Apocalyptic Global Warming has always been in the premise that, because we can't figure out another reason for the apparent warming, it must be solely due to man-made CO2; then even the scientists admit that CO2 alone is inadequate to produce apocalyptic levels of warming and needs amplification from water vapour. That has always struck me as a position of excess hubris, I think Occam's razor applies here as the simplest explanation is the Earth's Climate is so complicated your puny models aren't good enough to even be wrong.
Remind me again why Obama hasn't been impeached yet?
Because then Biden would be President.
The age of consent is 16 in most states in the US, but taking a photography of the 16yo it's perfectly legal to have sex is child porn and illegal.
It's not blackmail because they are basicaly saying
I hope these dirtbags are smart enough to only target people from out of town and use a Post Office box for the checks because sooner or later they're going to hit a real whacko who'll figure it's easier to just kill them than to pay the tribute.
"3. Yeah you asshole. Your wife likes to watch me stroke."
you haven't seen his neighbor's wife
That is by far the most rational arguement I've ever heard for gun control; as a short penised gun nut I'm not convinced, but well a argued point.
If you are in the job of looking for tax fraud then you'd think the chances of finding it are higher with groups that are ideologically opposed to the very idea of taxation.
What makes you think that these low level IRS agents, whose job was processing applications, would have anything to do with tax fraud? What is this some kind of "Minority Report" where they are procescuting crimes before they happen?
If you don't realise your paying pretty close to half your gross income in taxes, you've got your head up your ass!
15% goes to Social Security, 15% goes to Medicare,
5-15% is Federal income taxes, 5% in State income taxes, 6% state sales/use taxes, God only knows how much fuel taxes, property taxes for county,municipal and school district.
Your right it's not politically motivated, it's philosophically motivated. it's the philosphy of "The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number" vs. "The Least Harm for Anyone". No rational person is aligned on the extremes of these two positions, but Socialists and Liberals tend to be Greatest Gooders, and Conservatives and Libertarians tend to be Least Harmers. It has nothing to do with thinking people who want to minimise governmental interference in individuals lives are more likely to be "tax dogers" and everything to do with people who want government to micromanage every aspect of society not wanting to lose power.
Personally I find that Obama being from Chicago far more damning that his being a black, progressive liberal, muslim.
The IRS isn't supposed to care, their mission is to collect each taxpayer's fair share as determined by congress. Unfortunately the tax code has become more an instrument of social engineering than government financing. This has set an example that it's OK for the IRS to have secondary agendas, it's nor surprising that the low level minions would follow suit.
I'm so happy this shit is sitting in the USA and not anywhere else in the world.
That we know of so far