Video: Circumnavigate the Globe in 3 Minutes

A time lapse film built from Google Maps panoramic frames
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A trip on the road at supersonic speed spanning across five continents and four seasons.

Official video for “Chemin Vert” of electronic musician A Ghost Train. The video was made using panoramic frames from Google Street View from different parts of the world mapped as stereographic projections.

If you have a fast computer with a powerful graphic card, make sure to try also the immersive, interactive version on: jamez.it/project/chemin-vert/

Video: Giacomo Miceli, jamez.it/
Music: A Ghost Train, aghosttrain.com/
Panos: Google, google.com/

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423 comments
1 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:39:16pm

Lots of coniferous trees on this planet.

2 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:39:44pm

re: #1 freetoken

Lots of coniferous trees on this planet.

For now.

3 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:40:59pm

Earth First! We'll log the other planets later.

4 researchok  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:43:09pm

That trip around the world was a lot shorter than my commute.

5 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:49:39pm

Must have been using radar detector.

6 researchok  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:50:29pm

Second day in a row I posted something from The Nation.

Next thing you know I'll be a Kucinich volunteer.

//

7 Cheechako  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:53:26pm

Did you see me wave when they passed by my house?

8 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:53:57pm

OK, I give in. From now on I'll only write about the important things - celebs:

Are Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Moving In Together?

Pat Buchanan would not approve.

Furthermore:

Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian Share a Bonding Moment in Atlantic City

Backstage, Kim had an opportunity to chat with the diva and the two were caught embracing and dancing with one another.

Maybe Beyonce ought to move in with Kanye and Kim? A celebrity three way - yeehaw!

I wonder what the sisters would think...?

Khloe Kardashian Says She Can't Wait to Dip Her Niece in Glitter

Khloe Kardashian, for one, is already planning on spoiling her niece-to-be with all the girly items she can muster.

“I have bought Kourt's daughter so many tutus," she told Us Weekly at Kourtney’s baby shower on May 12. "All I want to do is dip my niece in glitter and put a tutu on her!"

Just think if Kanye and Kim have a child... what will Khloe buy it?

9 researchok  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:56:07pm

re: #8 freetoken

American icons.

Lord help us.

10 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:56:08pm

re: #7 Cheechako

Did you see me wave when they passed by my house?

I thought I recognized Alaska. Correct?

11 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:57:03pm

re: #8 freetoken

OK, I give in. From now on I'll only write about the important things - celebs:

Are Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Moving In Together?

Pat Buchanan would not approve.

Furthermore:

Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian Share a Bonding Moment in Atlantic City

Maybe Beyonce ought to move in with Kanye and Kim? A celebrity three way - yeehaw!

I wonder what the sisters would think...?

Khloe Kardashian Says She Can't Wait to Dip Her Niece in Glitter

Just think if Kanye and Kim have a child... what will Khloe buy it?

Is Kim the one that was already married for about 3 hours? She had the marketing wedding?

Let's see, if Kanye and Kim have a kid, Kin Khloe will have to buy it Karats --just to keep up.

12 dragonfire1981  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:58:42pm

re: #8 freetoken

OK, I give in. From now on I'll only write about the important things - celebs:

Are Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Moving In Together?

Pat Buchanan would not approve.

Furthermore:

Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian Share a Bonding Moment in Atlantic City

Maybe Beyonce ought to move in with Kanye and Kim? A celebrity three way - yeehaw!

I wonder what the sisters would think...?

Khloe Kardashian Says She Can't Wait to Dip Her Niece in Glitter

Just think if Kanye and Kim have a child... what will Khloe buy it?

My First Voice Distorter(TM)

13 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:59:02pm

Although between the Kanye and Kim, I think the kid will have plenty of tchotchkes. I don't think Khloe will have to worry.

14 dragonfire1981  Wed, May 30, 2012 5:59:21pm

On another note, I finally got a page up I've been wanting to do for awhile on the proper meaning and usage of "Judeo-Christian":

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

15 Cheechako  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:00:27pm

re: #10 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

I thought I recognized Alaska. Correct?

Could be...hard to tell. They drove by really fast.

16 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:02:11pm

re: #11 ggt

Is Kim the one that was already married for about 3 hours? She had the marketing wedding?

Let's see, if Kanye and Kim have a kid, Kin Khloe will have to buy it Karats --just to keep up.

Kin Kourtney kries in a fit of kovetousness.

17 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:02:33pm

re: #15 Cheechako

Could be...hard to tell.

Lots of conifers.

18 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:04:27pm

SQUIRREL!!

19 moderatelyradicalliberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:04:33pm

re: #8 freetoken

OK, I give in. From now on I'll only write about the important things - celebs:

Are Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Moving In Together?

Pat Buchanan would not approve.

Furthermore:

Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian Share a Bonding Moment in Atlantic City

Maybe Beyonce ought to move in with Kanye and Kim? A celebrity three way - yeehaw!

I wonder what the sisters would think...?

Khloe Kardashian Says She Can't Wait to Dip Her Niece in Glitter

Just think if Kanye and Kim have a child... what will Khloe buy it?

Kim and Kanye. The two most odious and obnoxious celebrities finally found each other. At least Kanye has actual talent.

20 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:04:45pm

re: #14 dragonfire1981

One pedantic note: you refer to "Christ" as a different title than a Jewish "Messiah", but it ought to be mentioned that the English words are derivatives of different source words that often mean the same thing.

Too many people think of a single nomen "Jesus Christ" as one name in our modern sense, but it is not. That's why the Historical Jesus stuff (of which Sergey and I have been discussing) do not refer to the "Historical Christ", as that title implies accepting the religious title of "Christ", which for Greeks is synonymous with "Messiah".

21 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:05:16pm

re: #17 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Lots of conifers.

Konifers --you have to keep-up with the Kardashians.

22 moderatelyradicalliberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:06:03pm

re: #1 freetoken

Lots of coniferous trees on this planet.

Yes, but how many of them are the right height?

23 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:06:16pm

re: #20 freetoken

One pedantic note: you refer to "Christ" as a different title than a Jewish "Messiah", but it ought to be mentioned that the English words are derivatives of different source words that often mean the same thing.

Too many people think of a single nomen "Jesus Christ" as one name in our modern sense, but it is not. That's why the Historical Jesus stuff (of which Sergey and I have been discussing) do not refer to the "Historical Christ", as that title implies accepting the religious title of "Christ", which for Greeks is synonymous with "Messiah".

I've missed these discussions. Jesus is a name --Christ is a title --no?

Like the 'ji' in hindu or "mahatma"

24 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:06:30pm

re: #21 ggt

Konifers --you have to keep-up with the Kardashians.

KRAP!

25 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:06:31pm

re: #21 ggt

Konifers --you have to keep-up with the Kardashians.

Heh, that would be a good first name for a third generation:
Kanye Konifer Kardashian.


I can see it now.

26 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:07:31pm

re: #25 freetoken

Heh, that would be a good first name for a third generation:
Kanye Konifer Kardashian.

I can see it now.

KKK?

27 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:07:43pm

re: #23 ggt

Correct - using Roman letters, the Greek title is " Khristos".

28 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:07:53pm

re: #25 freetoken

Heh, that would be a good first name for a third generation:
Kanye Konifer Kardashian.

I can see it now.

Better than the winner of all time: Apple. Wonder how that kid is faring in school..

29 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:08:49pm

So I was just thinking, the perfect Veep for Mittens is Carly Fiorina - she managed to destroy Compaq & DEC, gutted Lucent & was just barely prevented from destroying HP. She's almost as good at destroying jobs & lives as he is.

And the "Demon Sheep" shows she is just as good at running a campaign as he is as well!

Wouldn't it just be special???



///heh.

30 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:09:56pm

re: #26 ggt

KKK?

All you lizards playing around with those Ks, it was bound to happen.

31 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:10:33pm

re: #28 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Better than the winner of all time: Apple. Wonder how that kid is faring in school..

Apple is not that bad.

It's Nicolas Cage's kid I feel sorry for.

"Cage met his third and current wife Alice Kim, a former waitress who previously worked at the Los Angeles restaurant Kabuki and at the Los Angeles-based Korean nightclub, Le Privé. She bore their son, Kal-El, (after Superman's birth name[24]) on October 3, 2005. Cage was once considered for the role of Superman in a film to be directed by Tim Burton. Alice had a minor role in the 2007 film Next, which Cage produced. They were married at a private ranch in Northern California on July 30, 2004.[citation needed]"

32 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:11:27pm

(Sir) Bob Geldof named his daughter Lulu Trixiebell, IIRC.

33 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:12:03pm

What about the Zappa kids? They have normal names.

34 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:12:34pm

Correction: Fifi Trixiebell.

Much better.
/

35 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:14:42pm

re: #34 makeitstop

Correction: Fifi Trixiebell.

Much better.
/

I wouldn't name a cat Fifi.

36 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:16:15pm

re: #35 darthstar

But there was a Hurricane Fifi

Nasty One too. Killed at least 8,200 in Central America, did at least $1.8 billion in damage, and one of a handful of basin crossers.

37 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:17:18pm

re: #36 ProGunLiberal

But there was a Hurricane Fifi

Nasty One too. Killed at least 8,200 in Central America, did at least $1.8 billion in damage, and one of a handful of basin crossers.

Great name for a hurricane...crappy name for a cat.

38 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:17:34pm

re: #36 ProGunLiberal

Of course, Katrina has become very unpopular as a name.

It will likely be the generation born after Hurricane Katrina that will use it again.

39 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:18:45pm

Family is watching Hatfields and McCoys.

Is there any movie in which Bill Paxton is not the lead character actor?

40 Eventual Carrion  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:19:41pm

re: #38 ProGunLiberal

Of course, Katrina has become very unpopular as a name.

It will likely be the generation born after Hurricane Katrina that will use it again.

Or having the unfortunate band name "Katrina and the Waves".

41 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:20:21pm

re: #34 makeitstop

Correction: Fifi Trixiebell.

Much better.
/

I don't think it was Geldof. When his wife left him for Michael Hutchence, she named their daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence.

42 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:21:43pm

re: #40 RayFerd

Yeah, that band's name has an entirely different meaning now.

43 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:21:46pm

I accidentally delved into the bizarre world of celebs and found that many female offspring of our "personalities" including politicians, participate in the main, Paris, Debutante ball. I remember bruce willis' daughter. All these peeps pay for this uh, privilege for their daughters. And the 20k couture gown. Gotta find a list, it's really amazingly decadent.

44 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:23:55pm

re: #38 ProGunLiberal

By the math in my head, Katrina should begin to recover in terms of number of babies named it between 2025 and 2035.

45 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:25:02pm

re: #43 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

I accidentally delved into the bizarre world of celebs and found that many female offspring of our "personalities" including politicians, participate in the main, Paris, Debutante ball. I remember bruce willis' daughter. All these peeps pay for this uh, privilege for their daughters. And the 20k couture gown. Gotta find a list, it's really amazingly decadent.

What I find really creepy about it is that it is just a way for prospective older men to find wives or mistresses.

46 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:27:04pm

re: #43 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Gah, I searched. What a fucking joke.

47 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:27:22pm

re: #41 Mostly sane, most of the time.

I don't think it was Geldof. When his wife left him for Michael Hutchence, she named their daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence.

I remember that. But Geldof named his daughter Fifi, too.

Her sisters are named Pixie and Peaches.

48 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:28:05pm
49 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:29:00pm

re: #47 makeitstop

I remember that. But Geldof named his daughter Fifi, too.

Her sisters are named Pixie and Peaches.

I had an ancestor who had two wives.

First family: Heshbon, Adonijah, Jesse, Gamaliel, Permina, and Serepta.

Second family was Rebecca, and Rachel and Samuel and so on.

Pretty obvious whose idea it was.

50 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:29:14pm

re: #48 darthstar

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I know the Rmoney crew is tone deaf, but can they possibly be that tone deaf?

51 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:30:13pm

re: #50 makeitstop

I know the Rmoney crew is tone deaf, but can they possibly be that tone deaf?

Yes

52 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:30:27pm

re: #43 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

I accidentally delved into the bizarre world of celebs and found that many female offspring of our "personalities" including politicians, participate in the main, Paris, Debutante ball. I remember bruce willis' daughter. All these peeps pay for this uh, privilege for their daughters. And the 20k couture gown. Gotta find a list, it's really amazingly decadent.

re: #45 ggt

What I find really creepy about it is that it is just a way for prospective older men to find wives or mistresses.

Hey, all the debutantes in Houston couldn't hold a candle to you (two)...

/In the Long Run

53 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:35:02pm

I found this summary of Katrina as a name. Simple, and sums it up well:

She’s an upbeat version of a classic name marred by a natural disaster.

Yeah, that covers it. The only disaster in US history to come close to causing a nationwide State of Emergency. 46 out of 50 states were declared to be in a State of Emergency or a Disaster area as a result of either the damage, or the overload in caring for somewhere between 1 to 1.5 million IDPs.

Yeah, that'll mar the name.

54 erik_t  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:36:59pm

I have sitting in my palm a 8GB storage device. It is literally smaller than my thumbnail.

How much did it cost? Oh, it was a free bonus along with another purchase. Kind of like an included ribbon-bow.

We live in the fucking future.

55 Targetpractice  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:38:51pm

re: #54 erik_t

I have sitting in my palm a 8GB storage device. It is literally smaller than my thumbnail.

How much did it cost? Oh, it was a free bonus along with another purchase. Kind of like an included ribbon-bow.

We live in the fucking future.

Then where my flying car?!

//

56 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:40:28pm

re: #55 Targetpractice

Then where my flying car?!

//

Jet packs. We were promised jet packs.

57 Targetpractice  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:41:10pm

re: #56 makeitstop

Jet packs. We were promised jet packs.

I was promised a flying Delorean by 2015. Well it's almost 2015!

//

58 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:41:27pm

re: #55 Targetpractice

Then where my flying car?!

//

Never gonna happen.

5 Awesome Sci-Fi Inventions (That Would Actually Suck)

59 Obdicut  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:41:51pm

re: #56 makeitstop

Jet packs. We were promised jet packs.

60 abolitionist  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:41:59pm

Low earth orbital period is about 90 minutes, and in that situation, the outward centrifugal force just balances the inward force of gravity. Circumnavigating the globe in 3 minutes instead of 90 would increase the centrifugal force by a factor of (roughly) 30. Therefore, a passenger on such a hypothetical trip near the earth's surface would be experiencing about minus 29 g's. The sky would seem to be downward, and the ground, upward.

Altho visually stimulating, such a trip would be unrealistic for a human. We can't withstand more than about 5 g's, except very briefly.

61 bratwurst  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:43:01pm

re: #54 erik_t

I have sitting in my palm a 8GB storage device. It is literally smaller than my thumbnail.

How much did it cost? Oh, it was a free bonus along with another purchase. Kind of like an included ribbon-bow.

We live in the fucking future.

I remember in high school how we celebrated when the first reasonably priced 10MB hard drive became available...a steal at $500 in 1985 money.

62 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:47:40pm

re: #54 erik_t

I have sitting in my palm a 8GB storage device. It is literally smaller than my thumbnail.

How much did it cost? Oh, it was a free bonus along with another purchase. Kind of like an included ribbon-bow.

We live in the fucking future.

WE do? When will the garbage take itself out? Toilet seats put themselves down?

63 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:48:14pm

re: #61 bratwurst

I remember in high school how we celebrated when the first reasonably priced 10MBhard drive became available...a steal at $500 in 1985 money.

I remember waiting to get my first DVD player until the prices came down to $300.

64 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:48:45pm

Pretty cool - a cut-away of an F1 race car.

65 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:49:01pm

re: #62 ggt

WE do? When will the garbage take itself out? Toilet seats put themselves down?

My toilet seat is always down.

I pee in the shower.
/

66 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:50:10pm

re: #65 Kragar

I pee in your shower too. Coincidence?

67 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:51:32pm

re: #66 Killgore Trout

I pee in your shower too. Coincidence?

Glad to see you two are conserving water together.

68 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:51:41pm

re: #66 Killgore Trout

I pee in your shower too. Coincidence?

SONUVABITCH!

69 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:52:09pm

re: #68 Kragar

SONUVABITCH!

There are frogs in his . . .

70 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:52:36pm

re: #65 Kragar

My toilet seat is always down.

I pee in the shower.
/

re: #66 Killgore Trout

I pee in your shower too. Coincidence?

Members of the Freely clan, are we?

///

71 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:52:58pm

re: #68 Kragar

SONUVABITCH!

Pee for me and not for thee? Hypocrisy!

72 makeitstop  Wed, May 30, 2012 6:53:02pm

re: #70 Gitarzan

re: #66 Killgore Trout

Members of the Freely clan, are we?

///

Or the Dailey clan.

73 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:04:22pm

re: #54 erik_t

I have sitting in my palm a 8GB storage device. It is literally smaller than my thumbnail.

How much did it cost? Oh, it was a free bonus along with another purchase. Kind of like an included ribbon-bow.

We live in the fucking future.

20 years ago Zedushka paid $500 for a 50MB hard drive.

I said 50 MB.

That was $500 in fucking 1990's money.

He cries every time he thinks about it.

74 jaunte  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:06:11pm
75 Interesting Times  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:14:05pm
76 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:17:47pm

re: #21 ggt

Konifers --you have to keep-up with the Kardashians.

Well, at least the visuals ain't bad.

77 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:31:52pm

Snoop Dogg on the Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian marriage

NSFW

78 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:36:30pm

Here's a dose of cute to jump-start this thread.

79 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:37:34pm

re: #77 Kragar

Snoop Dogg on the Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian marriage

NSFW

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So bad, so true.

80 Lidane  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:41:21pm

re: #28 Residence: Hopeandchangeistan 2012

Better than the winner of all time: Apple. Wonder how that kid is faring in school..

Nah. Apple is a cute name in comparison to Bronx Mowgli. That's a terrible name.

81 Stanghazi  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:43:53pm

Have a good night everyone. I've planned my fav: two mad men's. Appetizers and wine. Yee haw!

82 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:46:19pm

re: #78 Dark_Falcon

Here's a dose of cute to jump-start this thread.

on my fb!

83 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:50:56pm

re: #82 ggt

on my fb!

Saw the photo and thought of you.

Today was a good day, too. I got a critical sale, making my quota on the penultimate day of the month. Doesn't mean I can relax too much, but I don't have to worry nearly as much.

84 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:51:37pm

I should mention two things. First, my mental state is a tick better in the past few days.

However, I will tell how bad things were before that for the last few weeks. Simply, me being Muslim prevented suicide. Islam has proven a very stable bedrock for me, and I have had more support from my Muslim Peers than I ever did in the churches I was in. It also helps that Islam makes much more sense than Christianity to me.

85 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 7:54:48pm

re: #84 ProGunLiberal

I should mention two things. First, my mental state is a tick better in the past few days.

However, I will tell how bad things were before that for the last few weeks. Simply, me being Muslim prevented suicide. Islam has proven a very stable bedrock for me, and I have had more support from my Muslim Peers than I ever did in the churches I was in. It also helps that Islam makes much more sense than Christianity to me.

I'm glad to hear you're doing better, but you should know that those Stalker assholes are going to use this post for one of their "Hate on PLL" threads.

86 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:02:20pm

this hatfield and mccoy series on the history channel is flippin great


whiskey, beards, hollerin' at things, shootin' at things

87 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:04:22pm

re: #85 Dark_Falcon

Does it look like I care? Islam kept me from completely peeling apart.

A good chunk of the problem from last year was the fact that a group I had joined became concerned only with growth, and one officer decided that my behavior had to change as she saw fit in anyway she thought appropriate. I lost over half of my support at OU.

I do know however I damaged that aforementioned group. I told MSA what had happened, and the new all-Female Board, many of whom are my friends, were more than unamused at what happened at the Delta-Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. They don't want to work with APO now. It's likely Delta Beta Chapter may have a hard time getting new members who are Muslim.

88 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:07:03pm

re: #83 Dark_Falcon

Saw the photo and thought of you.

Today was a good day, too. I got a critical sale, making my quota on the penultimate day of the month. Doesn't mean I can relax too much, but I don't have to worry nearly as much.

awesome!

89 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:16:14pm

oh hell, kevin costner just walked across the screen. nevermind the above post

90 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:19:57pm

re: #89 SpaceJesus

oh hell, kevin costner just walked across the screen. nevermind the above post

DRY LAND IS NOT A MYTH!

91 jaunte  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:20:36pm

Retired justice says campaign finance ruling made cash king

The [Citizens United] ruling triggered a massive increase in spending by wealthy individuals and corporations in federal campaigns ahead of this year's November 6 presidential and congressional elections.

"A rule that opens the floodgates for foreign campaign expenditures will increase the relative importance of out-of-state speakers and minimize the impact of voters' speech that addresses purely local problems," Stevens said remarks for a conference in Little Rock hosted by the University of Arkansas.

Stevens, who wrote an impassioned dissent at the time of the ruling, said the court may already be having "second thoughts" about the breadth of the reasoning in the majority opinion.

92 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:21:25pm

re: #87 ProGunLiberal

Does it look like I care? Islam kept me from completely peeling apart.

A good chunk of the problem from last year was the fact that a group I had joined became concerned only with growth, and one officer decided that my behavior had to change as she saw fit in anyway she thought appropriate. I lost over half of my support at OU.

I do know however I damaged that aforementioned group. I told MSA what had happened, and the new all-Female Board, many of whom are my friends, were more than unamused at what happened at the Delta-Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. They don't want to work with APO now. It's likely Delta Beta Chapter may have a hard time getting new members who are Muslim.

You shouldn't take what dirtbags say to heart, but I do sometimes think it wise to let someone know when the dirtbags are liable to hate on a particular thing they say about themselves. That's all.

You just keep being you, PLL, because you're a good egg.

93 Bubblehead II  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:22:30pm

re: #85 Dark_Falcon

I'm glad to hear you're doing better, but you should know that those Stalker assholes are going to use this post for one of their "Hate on PLL" threads.

Why? His #97 in the last thread made their day.

"The only way this Anti-Muslim Hysteria will be stopped is when a Republican decides to repeat Utoya at a mosque. It is inevitable at this point."

Yep, lets incite the Geller/Spencer crowd to the point that someone will reenact Utoya. After all, what is a few innocent lives worth if it will discredit the Republican party? Somehow I don't think Curious Lurker would approve

Good job asshole.

94 dragonath  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:25:16pm

re: #89 SpaceJesus

IF YOU BUILD IT HE WILL COME

95 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:26:11pm

re: #93 Bubblehead II

Why? His #97 in the last thread made their day.

"The only way this Anti-Muslim Hysteria will be stopped is when a Republican decides to repeat Utoya at a mosque. It is inevitable at this point."

Yep, lets incite the Geller/Spencer crowd to the point that someone will reenact Utoya. After all, what is a few innocent lives worth if it will discredit the Republican party? Somehow I don't think Curious Lurker would approve

Good job asshole.

It was a unwise thing to say, but I do not think PLL an asshole for saying it. He didn't say he wanted a murder spree, he said that the revulsion from such a crime was likely the only thing that could make listening to haters like Geller entirely unacceptable.

96 [deleted]  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:27:15pm
97 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:34:26pm

re: #90 Kragar

DRY LAND IS NOT A MYTH!

lol he should go to jail for that movie

98 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:34:51pm

re: #94 Be Zorch, Daddio

IF YOU CAST HIM IN IT, HE WILL SUCK

99 Bubblehead II  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:35:09pm

re: #95 Dark_Falcon

re: #96 ProGunLiberal

Call me thin skinned, but I am not the only one to disapprove.
Plus: 0
Minus: 9
blueraven, bratwurst, Bubblehead II, CuriousLurker, erik_t, Lidane, sattv4u2, Varek Raith, wrenchwench

He (PLL/PGL) was out of line. End of story.

100 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:35:33pm

re: #97 SpaceJesus

Didn't that movie literally lose a set? As in, the set floated away? I heard something like that happened.

101 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:35:53pm

re: #98 SpaceJesus

IF YOU CAST HIM IN IT, HE WILL SUCK

Costner is good if its not a "Kevin Costner movie". He did well alongside Robert Duvall in Open Range.

102 ProMayaLiberal  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:36:04pm

re: #99 Bubblehead II

I'll agree. I vented in a bizarre and rather poor way.

103 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:37:39pm

re: #101 Dark_Falcon

eh, i liked robin hood. probably only because it had morgan freeman running around with a sword in it

104 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:38:06pm

re: #102 ProGunLiberal

I'll agree. I vented in a bizarre and rather poor way.

You gotta stop doing that. I know my saying this is getting old, but if you keep posting that kind of stuff, on of these days you're going to go too far and Charles will have no choice but to ban you.

You need an additional outlet for your anger, PLL.

105 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:40:35pm

re: #101 Dark_Falcon

Costner is good if its not a "Kevin Costner movie". He did well alongside Robert Duvall in Open Range.

Tin Cup was funny.

106 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:43:07pm

re: #103 SpaceJesus

eh, i liked robin hood. probably only because it had morgan freeman running around with a sword in it

Nah, Alan Rickman all the way.

Guy of Gisborne: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?
Sheriff of Nottingham: Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more.

107 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:46:27pm

Some people get a lot of chances, and then continue posting abusive and offensive comments despite those chances. And then I reach the limit of what I'll put up with, like I did tonight.

108 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:47:13pm

And the Stalkers FAIL yet again: I play Battletech, you morons, its Kragar who plays Warhammer 40K. Those goofs can't even get their insults right.

109 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:48:19pm

re: #108 Dark_Falcon

And the Stalkers FAIL yet again: I play Battletech, you morons, its Kragar who plays Warhammer 40K. Those goofs can't even get their insults right.

Well, they're called the diary of dumbasses for a reason, right?

110 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:48:25pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

FUUUUUUUU... ///

Best of luck to PLL in their endeavors, but it is Charles' place and one's patience can only go so far. PLL had plenty of chances to straighten up, rivaling how many chances albusteve got, but as they say, "you can lead a horse to water..." and all that.

111 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:48:46pm

Israel threatens go get out of the "occupation" business, Palestinians outraged.
Israeli unilateral withdrawal from West Bank will perpetuate Mideast conflict, Palestinian official says

In response to Barak's remarks, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' chief aide Nabil Abu Rudineh said later Wednesday that an "Israeli unilateral moves will lead to the formation of a Palestinian state in temporary borders, to which we object."

"This policy will lead to the conflict's continuation and not to a solution, burying the two-state solution," Abu Rudineh said, adding that the Palestinian Authority was committed to "a final agreement in which a Palestinian state will be formed with Jerusalem as its capital."

"Without Jerusalem, we won't agree to anything," he added.

112 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:49:49pm

Looks like I picked a bad night to push the envelope.

113 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:52:32pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

Some people get a lot of chances, and then continue posting abusive and offensive comments despite those chances. And then I reach the limit of what I'll put up with, like I did tonight.

Who did what?

114 prairiefire  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:52:32pm

re: #99 Bubblehead II

You're not thin skinned, BH II.

115 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:53:00pm

re: #113 Kragar

Who did what?

PLL got the stick, just now, after I assume Charles caught up on the thread.

116 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:53:18pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

Some people get a lot of chances, and then continue posting abusive and offensive comments despite those chances. And then I reach the limit of what I'll put up with, like I did tonight.

This is one of those times I'm proven to be right and wish I hadn't been. But PLL was over the line, badly, and you have indeed given him many chance. The fault is his alone.

117 prairiefire  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:53:49pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

Thank you!! Too much violent rhetoric, not enough psychological counseling.

118 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:55:06pm

double post

119 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:56:11pm

re: #111 Killgore Trout

Israel threatens go get out of the "occupation" business, Palestinians outraged.
Israeli unilateral withdrawal from West Bank will perpetuate Mideast conflict, Palestinian official says

To be more accurate, the Palestinian aide Nabil Abu Rudineh is objecting that a unilateral move on Israel's part will draw the boundary lines so as to exclude any part of Jerusalem from "Palestine".

These small details count.

120 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 8:59:38pm

re: #119 freetoken

To be more accurate, the Palestinian aide Nabil Abu Rudineh is objecting that a unilateral move on Israel's part will draw the boundary lines so as to exclude any part of Jerusalem from "Palestine".

These small details count.

And he can go take a long walk off of a short pier in the Dead Sea. Palestinian intransigence is the reason Israel is contemplating doing this. If they find themselves minus some bits of land, then the Palestinians will in reality have no one but themselves to blame.

121 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:00:00pm

I'll lay low to avoid controversy and watch 28 Days Later. A lovely story about doughy headed hippies who unleash a zombie apocalypse upon all mankind.
Namaste, Y'all

122 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:00:55pm

That was really, really uncool. I came home from dinner to find 4 comment reports about that one -- and another new commenter who was probably a sock puppet -- and I'm simply not willing to put up with this any more.

123 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:01:43pm

re: #121 Killgore Trout

I'll lay low to avoid controversy and watch 28 Days Later. A lovely story about doughy headed hippies who unleash a zombie apocalypse upon all mankind.
Namaste, Y'all

The sequel was disappointing.

124 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:01:57pm

re: #121 Killgore Trout

I'll lay low to avoid controversy and watch 28 Days Later. A lovely story about doughy headed hippies who unleash a zombie apocalypse upon all mankind.
Namaste, Y'all

Have fun storming the castle!

/Miracle Max

125 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:05:13pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

That was really, really uncool. I came home from dinner to find 4 comment reports about that one -- and another new commenter who was probably a sock puppet -- and I'm simply not willing to put up with this any more.

Sometimes, people who are around each other for a good while (even us Lizards) may get a bit too "familiar" and some may do or say things that they wouldn't if they were under the fear of G-d every single second.

People just need to be on their best behavior all of the time, not just when they think someone's watching them but, alas, most people are lazy or just don't give a fuck.

126 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:06:17pm

re: #123 Kragar

The sequel was disappointing.

It was but it had epic promise. The original premise of the moral dilemma of the harsh choices to made in a zombie apocalypse was a really good idea. Even the slow paced first half would have been really good if dealt with correctly. It was a fail but could have potentially been a really good movie.

127 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:07:36pm

re: #126 Killgore Trout

It was but it had epic promise. The original premise of the moral dilemma of the harsh choices to made in a zombie apocalypse was a really good idea. Even the slow paced first half would have been really good if dealt with correctly. It was a fail but could have potentially been a really good movie.

Stay here, Killgore. You don't advocate violence, so you should have to worry about getting in trouble.

128 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:08:14pm

re: #87 ProGunLiberal

Just for you!

129 prairiefire  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:08:51pm

re: #126 Killgore Trout

I think the harsh choices to be made are interesting, but you need to feel invested in the movie's characters to relate.

130 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:09:56pm

re: #128 ggt

Just for you!

WEll, I guess I posted that a bit late

131 Bubblehead II  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:09:57pm

Night Lizards. Sorry about PLL/PGL. But he crossed one of my lines and I had to respond. I hope that no one will hold it against me, but you have to stand up for what you believe, or you stand for nothing.

See you when I see you.

Be well Lizards.

132 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:10:06pm

Speaking of sequels, it appears as if Kendall & Kylie are working hard to keep up with kin Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian.

133 blueraven  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:11:17pm

re: #125 Gitarzan

Sometimes, people who are around each other for a good while (even us Lizards) may get a bit too "familiar" and some may do or say things that they wouldn't if they were under the fear of G-d every single second.

People just need to be on their best behavior all of the time, not just when they think someone's watching them.

I dont know if we have to be on our "best behavior" all the time. I know I am not always.

I dont think Charles or other Lizards expect that. But there are lines you do not cross, especially over and over.
Violence and attacks on a person simply over their religion qualifies.

134 Charles Johnson  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:11:31pm

re: #125 Gitarzan

I don't want anyone to fear posting comments. I give people a LOT of leeway, but there comes a time when the repeat offenses tell me it's time to make a decision.

135 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:14:46pm

re: #129 prairiefire

I think the harsh choices to be made are interesting, but you need to feel invested in the movie's characters to relate.

I can relate. If my chick is being gnawed by zombies I'm running for the boat. The Zombie apocalypse involves hard choices, son. Don't kid yourself.

136 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:17:47pm

re: #132 freetoken

Speaking of sequels, it appears as if Kendall & Kylie are working hard to keep up with kin Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian.

Well, I hope those two become famous for something other than having famous kin. They don't come across as bad people, so I do hope they find their way in the world.

137 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:22:21pm

re: #126 Killgore Trout

It was but it had epic promise. The original premise of the moral dilemma of the harsh choices to made in a zombie apocalypse was a really good idea. Even the slow paced first half would have been really good if dealt with correctly. It was a fail but could have potentially been a really good movie.

They find an infected survivor, but place absolutely no guards leading up to her, and her husband, who was supposed to just be a custodian for new refugees happens to have a pass key giving full access, even to secure military areas and labs?

Plot holes so big you could drive a double decker bus thru them.

138 Lidane  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:22:27pm

re: #110 Gitarzan

Best of luck to PLL in their endeavors, but it is Charles' place and one's patience can only go so far.

Yeah, this.

I'm sorry it came down to a ban/block, and I wish PLL well in wherever they go next, but there's only so much people can do for someone over the internet. Sometimes you just have to let them go and hope they find their way.

139 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:24:04pm

re: #138 Lidane

Yeah, this.

I'm sorry it came down to a ban/block, and I wish PLL well in wherever they go next, but there's only so much people can do for someone over the internet. Sometimes you just have to let them go and hope they find their way.

Yes, we are not professionals.

A peer group can only do so much.

140 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:25:29pm

re: #126 Killgore Trout

why watch tv when apparently it's happening in real time these days?

[Link: www.azcentral.com...]

141 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:26:37pm

re: #140 SpaceJesus

why watch tv when apparently it's happening in real time these days?

[Link: www.azcentral.com...]

Yeah, religion is a good thing.

I'm totally rethinking my whole belief system lately.

142 Lidane  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:27:29pm

The derp is strong with this bullshit:

New York City Planning Ban Of Sale Of Large Sugary Drinks

Yes, we have an obesity problem in America. Banning large drinks isn't going to solve that.

143 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:27:56pm

re: #140 SpaceJesus

why watch tv when apparently it's happening in real time these days?

[Link: www.azcentral.com...]

I have no words for this one.

144 Lidane  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:28:56pm

re: #140 SpaceJesus

Ugh. That makes my heart hurt. WTF.

145 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:29:49pm

re: #144 Lidane

Ugh. That makes my heart hurt. WTF.

Probably some combination of Post Partum Depression and religious obsession.

PPD is serious shit and often left undiagnosed because no one wants to face it.

So now this women who is mentally ill has lost her child and will spend the rest of her life in jail because no one bothered to notice her symptoms.

146 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:30:39pm

re: #142 Lidane

The derp is strong with this bullshit:

New York City Planning Ban Of Sale Of Large Sugary Drinks

Yes, we have an obesity problem in America. Banning large drinks isn't going to solve that.

Agreed. He needs to learn the lesson Marge Simpson learned when she got sugar banned in Springfield: "You can't use the law to nag."

147 Lidane  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:31:36pm

re: #145 ggt

Probably some combination of Post Partum Depression and religious obsession.

Yep. Just like Andrea Yates and Dena Schlosser before her.

148 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:33:06pm

Depression during and after pregnancy fact sheet

"The symptoms of postpartum depression last longer and are more severe. Postpartum depression can begin anytime within the first year after childbirth. If you have postpartum depression, you may have any of the symptoms of depression listed above. Symptoms may also include:

Thoughts of hurting the baby
Thoughts of hurting yourself
Not having any interest in the baby
Postpartum depression needs to be treated by a doctor.

Postpartum psychosis (seye-KOH-suhss) is rare. It occurs in about 1 to 4 out of every 1,000 births. It usually begins in the first 2 weeks after childbirth. Women who have bipolar disorder or another mental health problem called schizoaffective (SKIT-soh-uh-FEK-tiv) disorder have a higher risk for postpartum psychosis.
Symptoms may include:

Seeing things that aren't there
Feeling confused
Having rapid mood swings
Trying to hurt yourself or your baby"

149 TedStriker  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:34:22pm

re: #134 Charles Johnson

I don't want anyone to fear posting comments. I give people a LOT of leeway, but there comes a time when the repeat offenses tell me it's time to make a decision.

I guess I just said it wrong; I suppose what I meant was that if something sounds wrong and out-of line, it usually is and people should be more mindful of that.

PLL found that out the hard way...

150 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:37:43pm


Postpartum depression: A difficult defense

"Postpartum depression is recognized as a legal defense in at least 29 countries, including Great Britain, Canada, Italy and Australia, Oberman said. Those countries have infanticide laws, which state that when a woman kills a child under the age of 1 and she can prove that the "balance of her mind is disturbed" by reasons relating to giving birth, the maximum charge the woman can face is manslaughter."

In the US, of course, women are expected to be no less than the Virgin Mary herself and anything less is prosecutable.

151 Interesting Times  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:38:00pm

re: #140 SpaceJesus

why watch tv when apparently it's happening in real time these days?

[Link: www.azcentral.com...]

So in addition to that woman-kills-infant-and-eats-brain story above, we had, during just this past week:

- the face-eating nightmare in Florida
- self-disemboweling man who threw bits of said bowel at police

2012-predicting Mayans got the date too late? *_*

152 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:38:52pm

re: #151 Interesting Times

I'm waiting for some preacher to show up on Hannity or Faux&Friends and declare that these are demon attacks, arising from Obama pushing gay marriage.

153 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:41:34pm

Fucking Facebook...public two weeks and suddenly McDonalds gets to post statuses advertising their shit food and I can't delete or hide them?

154 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:43:32pm

re: #153 darthstar

Fucking Facebook...public two weeks and suddenly McDonalds gets to post statuses advertising their shit food and I can't delete or hide them?

Why do you hate free market capitalism?

155 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:45:06pm

re: #150 ggt


Postpartum depression: A difficult defense

In the US, of course, women are expected to be no less than the Virgin Mary herself and anything less is prosecutable.

That isn't really true, and to be honest I don't favor laws that give a woman who kills her child probation, even if her mind was badly effected by the birth. If she suffered from postpartum psychosis, then I'd accept an insanity defense, but otherwise I really would favor a prison sentence.

156 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:46:25pm

re: #155 Dark_Falcon

That isn't really true, and to be honest I don't favor laws that give a woman who kills her child probation, even if her mind was badly effected by the birth. If she suffered from postpartum psychosis, then I'd accept an insanity defense, but otherwise I really would favor a prison sentence.

Spoken like a true Amercian.

157 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:47:03pm

re: #156 darthstar

Spoken like a true Amercian.

Thank you.

158 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:47:31pm

facepalm

159 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:53:23pm

re: #155 Dark_Falcon

That isn't really true, and to be honest I don't favor laws that give a woman who kills her child probation, even if her mind was badly effected by the birth. If she suffered from postpartum psychosis, then I'd accept an insanity defense, but otherwise I really would favor a prison sentence.

Yeah, it is.

I've suffer from depression. I know of what I speak.

Hormones are the strongest drugs our body produces. Science cannot regulate a women's hormones during or just after pregnancy. Luckily there has more attention to the issue.

160 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:56:00pm

re: #159 ggt

Yeah, it is.

I've suffer from depression. I know of what I speak.

Hormones are the strongest drugs our body produces. Science cannot regulate a women's hormones during or just after pregnancy. Luckily there has more attention to the issue.

I'm not saying it doesn't exist nor that women who suffer from it should not get help. But I also think that if someone kills a baby deliberately and that person is not insane, then that person should go to prison.

161 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 9:58:16pm

re: #160 Dark_Falcon

I'm not saying it doesn't exist nor that women who suffer from it should not get help. But I also think that if someone kills a baby deliberately and that person is not insane, then that person should go to prison.

Do us all a favor and stop saying how you think women in this country should be treated. It depresses the fuck out of me.

162 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:02:30pm

re: #151 Interesting Times

So in addition to that woman-kills-infant-and-eats-brain story above, we had, during just this past week:

- the face-eating nightmare in Florida
- self-disemboweling man who threw bits of said bowel at police

2012-predicting Mayans got the date too late? *_*

'nother one

[Link: www.rawstory.com...]

163 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:06:01pm

re: #161 darthstar

Do us all a favor and stop saying how you think women in this country should be treated. It depresses the fuck out of me.

Murder isn't a 'women's issue', its an everyone's issue. I have the right to speak my mind on this issue, as does any free person.

164 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:06:03pm

When you downding me it makes me hard.

165 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:10:45pm

re: #162 SpaceJesus

'nother one

[Link: www.rawstory.com...]

Speaking of dismembering, a gay porn star keeps the tip, so to speak.

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

166 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:10:49pm

One of the many uncelebrated lines from 28 Days: Taxi drivers in the grocery store looks down a line of rotten produce to find a bunch of 'fresh" apples. "mmmmmm. irradiated!"

167 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:12:01pm

re: #165 darthstar

gonna be a crazy summer

168 Dark_Falcon  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:14:45pm

Well, I've got to get to bed. Goodnight.

169 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:17:05pm

What I don't get is a anyone could think a women who kills her infant is not mentally ill?

Really?

170 prairiefire  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:17:32pm

Crazy thread. I'm either going to spill my guts or go to bed, Night, lizards.

171 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:18:38pm

re: #166 Killgore Trout

One of the many uncelebrated lines from 28 Days: Taxi drivers in the grocery store looks down a line of rotten produce to find a bunch of 'fresh" apples. "mmm. irradiated!"

That Taxi driver was Hamish from Braveheart.

172 darthstar  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:18:48pm

Giants lost, but Melky Cabrera tied the Giants' record with 51 hits in the month of May...pretty impressive.

173 Killgore Trout  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:20:26pm

re: #171 Kragar

That Taxi driver was Hamish from Braveheart.

Nice catch.

174 SpaceJesus  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:35:37pm

re: #169 ggt

the one who ate the brains of the kid?


yeah, i imagine there's something odd with that one

175 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 10:40:29pm

I'm going to draw a line and say eating people under non "Oh God, We've crashed in the Andes" type scenarios is wrong.

176 Sol Berdinowitz  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:08:05pm

re: #169 ggt

What I don't get is a anyone could think a women who kills her infant is not mentally ill?

Really?

Americans are much more concerned with people "getting away with something" when it comes to a court settlement. Like debtors. Unless they are too big to fail...

And I am annoyed at people who are unduly skeptical of veterans' disability claims: these people volunteered for service under the toughest conditions, they deserve the benefit of the doubt.

177 Gus  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:14:42pm

Sorry to see what happened to ProLifeLiberal. Although, I did see it coming and thought it was a matter of time and highly understandable. I hope he continues to seek guidance towards a positive end. He's a rather intelligent person and hopefully it will be directed towards good things -- I'm sure he will.

178 Gus  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:15:42pm
179 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:31:15pm
180 Gus  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:34:50pm

re: #179 freetoken

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181 Gus  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:43:40pm

There was another mass shooting in Seattle today. We need to stop burying the issue and "start asking questions."

182 Gus  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:51:51pm
183 Gus  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:56:18pm

OK Night.

184 freetoken  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:56:59pm

re: #181 Gus

My opinion, and that is just what it is... can be put simply like this: Humans are violent, aggressive primates (well, that part is fact and not my opinion) and our creations of "civilization" and "law" are our own attempts to deal with how scary it is to live with each other (that is the opinion part.)

Americans are remarkably insecure for being so rich. The need to arrogate planet-wide "specialness" to the US - the so called American exceptionalism - is nothing less than a sort of masculine bravado originating in the desire to find more and better breeding partners.

That we then encapsulate this bravado into gun ownership is not surprising given the personal power-multiplying effect a lethal weapon brings.

In my opinion, the biggest failings of our political class, and this includes President Obama, is the unwillingness to discuss this openly and to confront our collect fears.

185 Kragar  Wed, May 30, 2012 11:57:26pm

re: #181 Gus

There was another mass shooting in Seattle today. We need to stop burying the issue and "start asking questions."

Well, obviously the answer is open carry permits and stand your ground laws.
///

186 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, May 31, 2012 12:21:55am

Night all!

187 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 12:33:54am

oy

[deleted]
[undeleted]
[undead]
[nom nom nom]

188 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 12:42:30am

More Freddy Cole:

189 Kragar  Thu, May 31, 2012 12:52:15am

If you want to talk zombie movies, then you have to watch Dead-Alive

190 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, May 31, 2012 1:06:12am

how it is done

191 researchok  Thu, May 31, 2012 1:16:21am

Morning, all

192 researchok  Thu, May 31, 2012 1:21:59am

re: #188 freetoken

Favorited

193 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:29:05am
194 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:31:32am

drip, drip, drip...

195 Obdicut  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:34:10am

re: #194 Expand Your Ground

I prefer aeropress-made coffee.

Though I've actually cut out all coffee now, and drink tea instead. Keeps me on a more level keel all day.

In other news, I've discovered a site that has ALL of the existing Goon Show recordings.

[Link: www.myoldradio.com...]

It's got a ton of other great stuff there too.

For those of you know don't know the Goon Show, it was basically the seminal program that inspired Monty Python, amongst others.

196 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:40:03am

re: #195 Obdicut

A true mother lode of Humor. Took me a while to get the hang of Spike Milligan, but you hear how much it also influenced people like John Lennon.

197 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:45:12am

PLL, if you're reading this, perhaps you can get something out of being banned.

It's time to wake up.

Your anger is uncontrolled and toxic. It harms you and everyone around you, just like your father's anger does. You spend all of your time reinforcing your anger when you should be reducing it. You blame those around you, you blame your autism and by the sounds of things you blame yourself. You have become your anger.

It's time to grow up.

The difficult part of growing up is realizing nobody else can fix you, only you have that power. The comforting part of growing up is realizing other people can help you fix yourself. You'll reach a significant level in maturity when you stop demanding others change how they react to you, stop demanding society somehow fix you and instead take the responsibility for yourself of changing how you act around others and yourself, and here is the big one, allow others to help you change yourself.

It's good that you are engaged with other people in a support context such as religion, but don't expect joining the religion to magically correct all the faults you see in yourself. Don't expect it to change how the world acts.

You still need to own yourself.

You still need to take an active part in changing how you think.

My suggestion is for you to seek help from a professional. However, don't fall into the trap you seem to have built for yourself and demand that professional do all the work. Don't get angry with the system, or the professional, or the world, or yourself when the pain and the anger and the frustration don't just disappear. It takes work.

You think in a way that makes life difficult, but you can change that with the right kind of help.

And no, autism does not prevent that.
Your father does not prevent that.
Your friends do not prevent that.
You do not have to prevent that.

198 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:46:09am

Why are we awake?

199 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:47:58am

re: #198 Folded Flat

Why are we awake?

because it's 11:48am where I live...

200 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:50:47am

re: #199 Expand Your Ground

because it's 11:48am where I live...

That's ridiculous. It's 3:50am everywhere in the world.
My clock says so, and it never lies.

201 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:51:27am

re: #200 Folded Flat

That's ridiculous. It's 3:50am everywhere in the world.
My clock says so, and it never lies.

that's because the rest of the world is hurrying to catch up with you...

202 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:54:05am

re: #201 Expand Your Ground

that's because the rest of the world is hurrying to catch up with you...

They obviously recognize a leader when they see one.

Time for another try at sleep before I really have to wake up.

Good night/morning/twilight zone.

203 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 2:56:45am

If you are one of those middle-od-the-night wakers, then it does not mean there is anything wrong with you: the myth of the eight-hour sleep

204 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 3:19:44am

re: #203 Expand Your Ground

I need about 9 hours of sleep to feel well. But yes, I can split up my sleep into chunks and feel just as well.

205 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 3:20:00am
206 Obdicut  Thu, May 31, 2012 3:23:15am

re: #203 Expand Your Ground

I get about five or six hours a sleep a night, and feel great.

207 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 3:23:46am

re: #204 freetoken

I need about 9 hours of sleep to feel well. But yes, I can split up my sleep into chunks and feel just as well.

our society tends to frown on the afternoon nap, but it makes perfect sense to people who get a short night's sleep.

208 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 4:35:54am

You know when you have a drug problem:
[Link: www.timesunion.com...]

209 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 4:41:34am

"Good" morning. Last night's events, as captured on this thread, are depressing. However I do not think we are obligated to be someone's free group therapy.

210 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 4:50:21am

Dumb question, who was PLL?

211 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 4:53:22am

re: #210 Tommy's cone of shame

Dumb question, who was PLL?

ProLifeLiberal, also used the handle ProGunLiberal. He posted frequently about his mental health issues.

212 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 4:56:56am

re: #211 Learned Mother of Zion

Thankyou, I could have answered that, I forgot about the name change thingy.

213 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:10:40am

Morning Lizardim from the cool and cloudy wild north country. The rain has eased off, but so has the temperature, with highs in the 60's for most of the week. Perfect weather for softball, though, as long as the rain stays away.

214 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:12:44am

re: #209 Learned Mother of Zion

"Good" morning. Last night's events, as captured on this thread, are depressing. However I do not think we are obligated to be someone's free group therapy.

What did I miss? I'll take the 10,000 foot view.

215 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:14:07am

re: #214 thedopefishlives

What did I miss? I'll take the 10,000 foot view.

Scroll up and read this thread, starting from post #84. I will wait for you down here.

217 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:16:46am

Anyway, when my son was here, he wanted to take home my 12-disc Extended Edition Director's Cut LOTR set, claiming that it was really his. I know that I totally paid for it, but I said OK you can have it because it's not Blu-Ray and it looks like shit on HDTV.

He did not take it.

218 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:17:30am

re: #215 Learned Mother of Zion

Scroll up and read this thread, starting from post #84. I will wait for you down here.

Ah. That was shorter than I expected.

219 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:24:40am

I asserted earlier one of the factors in Condi Rice's endorsement of Romney was that she worked at the Hoover Institute.

Well, look who else endorsed Mitt at the same time:

Romney gets backing of Rice, Shultz at Calif. fundraiser

Mitt Romney was endorsed by former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz at a fundraiser here Wednesday night, with both arguing that Romney is best suited to right the nation’s economy and standing in the world.

Shultz noted that he had served Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan, and knew both Bushes well, so he recognized leadership and he saw it in Romney.


“Look at these people, and you see they have good minds, not just intellects, but some sort of creative ability to grasp the depth of what’s going on and that’s really important and this man has that kind of mind,” Shultz told 300 people at a hilltop castle in this Bay Area suburb. “Then you find that all these people have the ability to identify long-term issues that you have to pay attention to.”

[...]

The pair made their endorsements at a fundraiser in a large white tent on the lawn of Chateau Carolands, one of the largest private homes in the nation and a frequent site of GOP fundraisers. The 65,000-square-foot mansion has 95 rooms, sits on nearly six acres and its gardens are modeled after those at Versailles.

About 300 people donated $2,500 to $50,000 to attend the event. The campaign declined to say how much was raised.

Both secretaries lauded Romney’s education speech last week, where he assailed President Obama’s policies and blamed teachers’ unions for preventing needed reform.

Shultz called it “Reagan-esque.”

[...]

This is the Republican royalty - Versailles class - lining up behind their guy. No surprise in that. Yet Shultz's statements just don't make sense - who are the "people" in:

“Look at these people, and you see they have good minds, not just intellects, but some sort of creative ability to grasp the depth of what’s going on and that’s really important and this man has that kind of mind, ...

The LA Times report is not clear. Was Shultz referring to the other rich people there?

220 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:28:10am

Yet another sign of the ongoing zombie-pocalypse:

Swedish professor 'cuts off wife's lips and eats them'

221 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:28:54am

re: #219 freetoken

Also from the same article:

“The president’s spokesman, he said, ‘Mitt Romney doesn’t understand what we do here. The reason he was in business was to make a profit. He wasn’t trying to create jobs.’ It’s like, yeah, that’s kind of the idea behind free enterprise – there’s a profit motive to encourage people to invest themselves and start businesses, the byproduct of which is putting people to work,” Romney said.

He contrasted that with the government’s involvement in Solyndra, a solar power firm that went bankrupt after receiving $535 billion in federal loan guarantees.

Yeah, expect the Repubs to harp on Solyndra and totally ignore GM.

222 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:29:16am

re: #219 freetoken

It's the GOP establishment lining up behind the annointed establishment candidate. Nothing surprising here.

And if Romney loses you'll see the same bunch lining up behind Santorum in 2016.

223 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:31:23am

re: #221 Learned Mother of Zion

Also from the same article:

Yeah, expect the Repubs to harp on Solyndra and totally ignore GM.

And, of course, let's not talk about all the "putting people to work" that Bain Capital did.

224 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:32:33am

Good Morning Lizards from Always Sunny Philadelphia. (Which is living up to the name today.)

Still catching up from being away from work for a week. And need to work on a couple of programs that are due on Friday. Or maybe the week after...

Feline Overlord is slowly improving. The right eye is starting to clear even more. But still no real indication that he has sight in it. Also no demands yet for an eyepatch or laser installation either. ;)

Some pictures from my trip also up in PhotoBucket - site link via my nick.

225 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:33:49am

re: #224 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Good for the feline overlord. Welcome back.

226 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:34:58am

I'm sure those Republicans are all for Ukrainian capitalism too, no?

Ukraine's sex industry bets on Euro 2012

Ukraine's sex industry is banking on pulling in clients and cash during Euro 2012 but campaigners paint stark warnings given that the championship co-host has the highest rate of HIV infection in Eastern Europe.

"Kiev's prostitutes are preparing actively for Euro 2012," one Ukrainian sex site said, claiming that some are even studying the history of the 16 nations taking part in the tournament, plus the basics of football, to get a competitive edge.

[...]

The ex-Soviet republic is home to between 52,000 and 83,000 sex workers, with 11,000 in the capital Kiev alone, according to campaign group the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.

[...]

Working in a secret brothel set up in an apartment in Kiev, 24-year-old Natasha says she hopes to get enough clients to buy a car, even though she reckons most visitors will be caught up by the football.

"All men are the same and football and beer are more important for them but they aren't going to spend the whole night drinking," she told AFP in a telephone interview.

With an influx of fans from richer West European nations, many prostitutes are set to hike their rates, said Olena Tsukerman, who runs sex-workers' rights organisation Legalife.

So-called VIP prostitutes, who speak foreign languages and currently charge between 100 and 200 euros an hour, could double or triple their fees, Tsukerman said.

[...]

227 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:36:49am

re: #223 thedopefishlives

And, of course, let's not talk about all the "putting people to work" that Bain Capital did.

Bain Capital was totally not about "creating jobs," it was about "creating profit" for the investors. Jobs or no jobs was simply a by-product of that process.

How would Mitt apply the Bain Capital business model as POTUS? The country would end up belonging to China.

228 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:38:28am

re: #227 Learned Mother of Zion

Bain Capital was totally not about "creating jobs," it was about "creating profit" for the investors. Jobs or no jobs was simply a by-product of that process.

How would Mitt apply the Bain Capital business model as POTUS? The country would end up belonging to China.

Hey, the wingnuts claim it already does belong to China, so what could possibly go wrong?/

229 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:39:34am

re: #228 thedopefishlives

Hey, the wingnuts claim it already does belong to China, so what could possibly go wrong?/

They realize that "Walmart" is actually "Great Wall Mart"?
/

230 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:42:29am

re: #228 thedopefishlives

Hey, the wingnuts claim it already does belong to China, so what could possibly go wrong?/

Hey, why not abolish all those fair labor laws, then set up sweatshops in the U.S. to create JOBS for Americans to make cheap crap to sell to our Chinese overlords!

JOBZ!1!ty

231 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:42:40am
232 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:43:15am

re: #231 freetoken

Runaway meme:

Sex Selection in America: Why It Persists and How We Can Change It

Lila Rose again?

233 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:43:24am

re: #227 Learned Mother of Zion

Bain Capital was totally not about "creating jobs," it was about "creating profit" for the investors. Jobs or no jobs was simply a by-product of that process.

How would Mitt apply the Bain Capital business model as POTUS? The country would end up belonging to China.

Maybe he'd consolidate a few states with budget issues, strip their pension funds for the Federal government, and then auction them off in bits to states with better capitalization. That'd be one possible way to break up Texas and California, and maybe get Rhode Island or a few of the other tiny states larger or eliminated to help trim Congress of a few Senators.
///

234 freetoken  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:44:07am

re: #232 Learned Mother of Zion

Lila Rose again?

Well, she's certainly capitalizing on it.

But the story in question has to do with certain Asian ethnicities and their preferences.

235 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:45:39am

re: #231 freetoken

Runaway meme:

Sex Selection in America: Why It Persists and How We Can Change It

A solution in search of a problem since as a solution it affects something that is actually in their agenda. Plus "SOCIALISM!" since it has been an issue in China and elsewhere. (And which is starting to bite China in the ass as a result.)

236 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:46:45am

re: #230 Learned Mother of Zion

Hey, why not abolish all those fair labor laws, then set up sweatshops in the U.S. to create JOBS for Americans to make cheap crap to sell to our Chinese overlords!

JOBZ!1!ty

Given the GOP's current record of anti-labor campaigning, I'd say this is closer to reality than to parody. Truly a frightening thought.

237 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:50:04am

re: #234 freetoken

Well, she's certainly capitalizing on it.

But the story in question has to do with certain Asian ethnicities and their preferences.

I'm not Asian, but:

My daughter just gave birth to her 4th son.
My daughter-in-law just gave birth to her 4th daughter. She APOLOGIZED to me for not giving her husband another son (they have one boy).
I said, "Is he making you feel bad for having a girl? Who does he think he is, Henry the freaking Eighth? I will kick his ass!"
Then I said, "you know [my daughter] just had her 4th son and I know she wanted a girl. Why don't you trade?"
My daughter-in-law said "You must be joking!"
"Of course I'm joking!"

238 moderatelyradicalliberal  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:52:07am

re: #237 Learned Mother of Zion

I'm not Asian, but:

My daughter just gave birth to her 4th son.
My daughter-in-law just gave birth to her 4th daughter. She APOLOGIZED to me for not giving her husband another son (they have one boy).
I said, "Is he making you feel bad for having a girl? Who does he think he is, Henry the freaking Eighth? I will kick his ass!"
Then I said, "you know [my daughter] just had her 4th son and I know she wanted a girl. Why don't you trade?"
My daughter-in-law said "You must be joking!"
"Of course I'm joking!"

Do they know that the man's sperm determines the sex of the child? He should apologize to her.

239 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:53:43am

re: #237 Learned Mother of Zion

I'm not Asian, but:

My daughter just gave birth to her 4th son.
My daughter-in-law just gave birth to her 4th daughter. She APOLOGIZED to me for not giving her husband another son (they have one boy).
I said, "Is he making you feel bad for having a girl? Who does he think he is, Henry the freaking Eighth? I will kick his ass!"
Then I said, "you know [my daughter] just had her 4th son and I know she wanted a girl. Why don't you trade?"
My daughter-in-law said "You must be joking!"
"Of course I'm joking!"

Family stuff is just so weird in and of itself.

Then you start mixing in cultural traditions and mores and it gets weirder.

Then you cross it with another culture's different set and it gets still weirder.

(Hmm. This sounds like my brother's description of "Being John Malkovich".)

240 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:54:09am

re: #237 Learned Mother of Zion

My grandmother only had one son, and I am likewise the only son in the family. After I finally got married, my grandmother would - very subtly - imply that I should get with the procreating right away, and that I had better have a boy (she left off the "or else", thankfully). When my firstborn did, in fact, come out as a boy, she actually apologized to me and said that she would've loved him even if he was a she. I had to laugh.

241 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:55:56am

Morning All. My job got rescheduled so you folks need to keep me amused for a bit....get to it!

242 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:56:52am

re: #238 moderatelyradicalliberal

Do they know that the man's sperm determines the sex of the child? He should apologize to her.

I kicked his ass.

243 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:58:17am

re: #221 Learned Mother of Zion

Also from the same article:

He contrasted that with the government’s involvement in Solyndra, a solar power firm that went bankrupt after receiving $535 billion in federal loan guarantees.

Yeah, expect the Repubs to harp on Solyndra and totally ignore GM.

Someone made a mistake, it was $535 Million, not Billion. The loss to the US taxpayer from the GM bailout was 80x larger. ~$40B to ~500M

244 moderatelyradicalliberal  Thu, May 31, 2012 5:58:58am

re: #242 Learned Mother of Zion

I kicked his ass.

Good. If I birth even one baby, the father better be through the roof and if I hear any complaints, I'll explain to him that I'll make it so that he never has to see or worry about the baby ever again if he's so disappointed.

245 darthstar  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:13:06am

It's hard to protect your family when you're hunting and shooting them.

"As president, Mitt will work to expand and enhance access and opportunities for Americans to hunt, shoot, and protect their families, homes and property..."
[Link: www.mittromney.com...]

246 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:14:40am

re: #245 darthstar

What's the bag limit for family?

247 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:18:53am

re: #246 Tommy's cone of shame

What's the bag limit for family?

Probably similar to white tailed deer. You need special tags for females since it's how they attempt to control the local population.
///

248 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:23:36am

Good morning from SoCal. The Dragon is coming home.

(No not my Dragon_Lady)

249 Eventual Carrion  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:29:00am

re: #240 thedopefishlives

My grandmother only had one son, and I am likewise the only son in the family. After I finally got married, my grandmother would - very subtly - imply that I should get with the procreating right away, and that I had better have a boy (she left off the "or else", thankfully). When my firstborn did, in fact, come out as a boy, she actually apologized to me and said that she would've loved him even if he was a she. I had to laugh.

I am the only boy of my immediate family (2 sisters, 1 older 1 younger). All 3 of us have had kids. The count stands (and probably will since we are all in our 50's now), 7 boys and 1 girl. I have 3 boys, my little sister has 2 boys and my older sister has one girl and 2 boys.

As for grandchildren, I have a grandson, my older sister has a granddaughter, and little sis has none yet. So the grand-kids are evening out at least for now :-)

250 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:32:59am

re: #249 RayFerd

I am the only boy of my immediate family (2 sisters, 1 older 1 younger). All 3 of us have had kids. The count stands (and probably will since we are all in our 50's now), 7 boys and 1 girl. I have 3 boys, my little sister has 2 boys and my older sister has one girl and 2 boys.

As for grandchildren, I have a grandson, my older sister has a granddaughter, and little sis has none yet. So the grand-kids are evening out at least for now :-)

My father's father was also the only one of his generation to have a son; one of his brothers had all girls, the other died before he had any. So the family lineage was at stake, which is understandable, but honestly, it's not like there's a lot I can do about it. We just got lucky.

251 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:33:13am

re: #246 Tommy's cone of shame

What's the bag limit for family?

In PA it looks like the answer is "1" :

Officer shot wife in buttocks showing gun to pals
[Link: www.sfgate.com...]

Authorities say a central Pennsylvania police officer shot his wife in the buttocks as he was showing his department-issued gun to family and friends during a weekend cookout at his home.

Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said Wednesday that the gun issued to Harrisburg Officer William Owens discharged and struck the officer's wife.

I'm seeing a long cold summer in that officers house...

252 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:33:45am

re: #251 RogueOne

Yeah, that guy is going to be in the doghouse for the next, I dunno, 20 years or so.

253 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:34:54am

re: #252 thedopefishlives

Yeah, that guy is going to be in the doghouse for the next, I dunno, 20 years or so.

There was a "piece of ass" joke in there but I let it slide.

254 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:36:21am

re: #253 RogueOne

There was a "piece of ass" joke in there but I let it slide.

*WHACK!*

255 Interesting Times  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:39:29am
256 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:48:48am

Holy Crap! Anyone following the sick freak who was sending body parts to Canadian politicians? I had seen the headlines but skipped the stories until this morning. Jeebus, I wish I hadn't read it:

Porn actor 'who mailed body parts' to Canadian government filmed himself beheading victim
[Link: www.dailymail.co.uk...]

257 Amory Blaine  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:53:41am

re: #256 RogueOne

Does the piece of ass apply here too?

258 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 6:59:26am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. NJ Gov. Christie has nominated Bruce Harris, a lawyer and mayor of Chatham, to the State Supreme Court. Senate Democrats are questioning his credentials and have threatened to reject his nomination.

Harris is a Republican and openly gay. If he was confirmed, he would be the first openly gay member on the state Supreme Court.

259 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:01:31am

re: #257 Amory Blaine

I think UPS charges extra for the packaging.

260 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:04:13am

I heard my dogs going batshit and someone yelling in the backyard and went to check on them. They had my neighbor trapped inside my mini-barn. I had let him borrow my chainsaw and I did tell him he could use it anytime but I should have pointed out not to go get it when the dogs are out. They let him in the yard and in the barn but when he tried to leave they got upset. HeeeHeeeHee.

261 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:07:05am

re: #260 RogueOne

I heard my dogs going batshit and someone yelling in the backyard and went to check on them. They had my neighbor trapped inside my mini-barn. I had let him borrow my chainsaw and I did tell him he could use it anytime but I should have pointed out not to go get it when the dogs are out. They let him in the yard and in the barn but when he tried to leave they got upset. HeeeHeeeHee.

They were attempting to save him to be eaten later on? Or just think that herding things into the barn is fun?

262 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:11:14am

re: #261 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

He said they let him pet them before he opened the gate but once he got back to the barn they decided he shouldn't be there and when he moved they started barking. He was going to ignore them until the boy started showing his teeth. My boy is a wuss but when he's showing teeth he does look intimidating. The girl is ultra-friendly but she thinks it's her job to protect the boy. If he doesn't like you, she'll be the one that gets you.

263 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:15:54am

re: #258 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. NJ Gov. Christie has nominated Bruce Harris, a lawyer and mayor of Chatham, to the State Supreme Court. Senate Democrats are questioning his credentials and have threatened to reject his nomination.

Harris is a Republican and openly gay. If he was confirmed, he would be the first openly gay member on the state Supreme Court.

Will be interesting to see what Christie does. Governor McDonnell nominated a gay man for a judgeship here in Virginia and some of the Republicans defended him but others like crazy Bob Marshall called him an activist judge because of his support for marriage equality and outting himself while in the military. Marshall's a name some of you may know since he famously claimed that children with Downs were God's punishment for mothers having abortions and he's fanatically anti gay too. McDonnell pretty much cowered to the nuts in his party.

264 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:18:19am

More gun fun:

Decatur man tries to ‘shoot out’ aching tooth
[Link: www.waaytv.com...]

Officers called to a home in the 2800 block of Locust Street Southeast at about 4:15 p.m. Monday arrived to find the man bleeding heavily from his mouth and his brother trying to stop the bleeding with a towel, said Lt. John Crouch, a police spokesman.

“The man was conscious and alert when officers arrived,” Crouch said. “He told them that he was tired of his tooth hurting and attempted to shoot it out.”

The victim’s brother told officers that the 61-year-old had been drinking beer and complaining of the toothache before going into his bedroom and closing the door.

The brother said he heard a loud pop and went into the bedroom to find his brother sitting on the bed holding a .22-caliber handgun and bleeding, Crouch said.

265 iossarian  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:26:19am

re: #264 RogueOne

More gun fun:

Decatur man tries to ‘shoot out’ aching tooth
[Link: www.waaytv.com...]

Guns: cheaper than dentists since 1875.

266 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:28:48am

re: #265 iossarian

Guns: cheaper than dentists since 1875.

the right to bare gums chall not be infringed

267 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:33:37am

Fucking scammers keep calling my cellphone. Assholes. I submitted a complaint to the DNC registry and these fuckers just keep calling.

268 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:35:04am

Also t-mobile will not let me block these incoming calls unless I subscribe to some service they offer for $5/month.

269 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:38:35am

re: #221 Learned Mother of Zion

Also from the same article:

Yeah, expect the Repubs to harp on Solyndra and totally ignore GM.

Oh for fuck sakes:

He contrasted that with the government’s involvement in Solyndra, a solar power firm that went bankrupt after receiving $535 billion in federal loan guarantees.

It was $535 million, not billion.

Journalists have become so oblivious to facts!

270 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:40:03am

re: #268 Learned Mother of Zion

Also t-mobile will not let me block these incoming calls unless I subscribe to some service they offer for $5/month.

Is it a droid? If so, you can send the numbers straight to VM. I use an app called Tasker. If I get a call from an Anon/Unknown number it doesn't ring or even show a missed call, it sends it straight to VM. I had it set up to immediately drop the call but one of my customers comes through as Unknown so I had to switch it around.

271 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:41:36am

re: #268 Learned Mother of Zion

Oh that sucks. I have the same issue, but my phone seems to have that blocking feature. (Also on TMobile) I have the habit of rejecting any and all calls from anyone that blocks the caller ID. It adds a bit to my voice mail use, but I warn my friends and family about why I bounce unmarked number calls. Heck they can text me.

I promised Dragon_Lady a new phone, and this time we are getting a smart phone with a data plan. TMobile, so it will be android. Now i just gotta figure out which is the good phone and which OS to get.

272 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:41:57am

re: #270 RogueOne

Is it a droid? If so, you can send the numbers straight to VM. I use an app called Tasker. If I get a call from an Anon/Unknown number it doesn't ring or even show a missed call, it sends it straight to VM. I had it set up to immediately drop the call but one of my customers comes through as Unknown so I had to switch it around.

I have a Motorola Z3. I know there are some smartphones and even some older phones like Samsung that will allow you to block calls, but my phone does not have this feature.

273 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:43:49am

LGF does not allow phone numbers to be posted in comments, but all these scam calls are originating from area code 845. Since I don't know anyone in that area code who would legitimately call me, I can just not answer these calls. But damn they are persistent little fuckers.

274 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:44:16am

re: #267 Learned Mother of Zion

Fucking scammers keep calling my cellphone. Assholes. I submitted a complaint to the DNC registry and these fuckers just keep calling.

My wife actually called T-Mobile and they put the block on her phone for free. They also unlisted her number so she comes through even to my phone as "Private Number".

275 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:44:33am

re: #267 Learned Mother of Zion

Fucking scammers keep calling my cellphone. Assholes. I submitted a complaint to the DNC registry and these fuckers just keep calling.

Was it by chance this number?

They have been calling me for the past 3 days.

276 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:46:30am

re: #256 RogueOne

Holy Crap! Anyone following the sick freak who was sending body parts to Canadian politicians? I had seen the headlines but skipped the stories until this morning. Jeebus, I wish I hadn't read it:

Porn actor 'who mailed body parts' to Canadian government filmed himself beheading victim
[Link: www.dailymail.co.uk...]

Several months ago he posted a video of him killing kittens with a vacuum cleaner. Here's a response to that video. Prophetic.

277 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:46:48am

re: #237 Learned Mother of Zion

I'm not Asian, but:

My daughter just gave birth to her 4th son.
My daughter-in-law just gave birth to her 4th daughter. She APOLOGIZED to me for not giving her husband another son (they have one boy).
I said, "Is he making you feel bad for having a girl? Who does he think he is, Henry the freaking Eighth? I will kick his ass!"
Then I said, "you know [my daughter] just had her 4th son and I know she wanted a girl. Why don't you trade?"
My daughter-in-law said "You must be joking!"
"Of course I'm joking!"

My parents had 4 boys before having a girl. When the 4th boy was born, my mother demanded the doctors take him back (???) because she wanted a girl. My dad had an additional 2 boys through different women.

My siblings and I have given my dad 11 female and 3 male grandkids.

I think the panic should wait a couple of generations.

278 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:48:14am

re: #273 Learned Mother of Zion

Area code 845? That's the Lower Hudson Valley/Catskills in NY: Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, most of Dutchess, plus parts of Delaware, Greene, and Columbia counties. Hmmm.....

279 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:49:30am

Good morning lizards!

Jury duty is over. It was a learning experience and I did enjoy it. The whole process was amazing to be a part of and I have more of an understanding of what goes on in a court room.

280 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:50:57am

re: #275 Bubblehead II

Was it by chance this number?

They have been calling me for the past 3 days.

Phone numbers not allowed in links.

The scammers claim that you signed up at some website "AllAboutBaby.com" to receive free stuff, then they want your credit card# to pay for "shipping & handing" for the "free stuff." Since I never signed up with them and it seems nobody else they call has either, I don't get to that part of their script.

The last call I got from them went something like this:

Me: Hello?
Scammer: Hello, is this LMOZ?
Me: Who is this?
Scammer: This is Emily, and I represent AllAboutBaby.com.
Me: Emily, did you know that the call center you work for is a scam?
Scammer: Oh, no, you are wrong...
Me: Emily, the people you work for are going to jail. Why don't you quit your job now before you get arrested?
Scammer: Ma'am, I am not the one who called you.
Me: Yes you are, Emily, you are the one who called this number which is on the DNC list. I am talking to you now, Emily. You have committed a crime and I'm calling the police.
[Emily hangs up]

281 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:50:59am

re: #261 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

They were attempting to save him to be eaten later on? Or just think that herding things into the barn is fun?

Herding dogs love to herd.

282 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:51:57am

re: #278 lawhawk

Area code 845? That's the Lower Hudson Valley/Catskills in NY: Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, most of Dutchess, plus parts of Delaware, Greene, and Columbia counties. Hmmm...

If somebody in Monsey tries to call me, they're fucked.

283 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:52:39am

re: #282 Learned Mother of Zion

If somebody in Monsey tries to call me, they're fucked.

Maybe not, my son has a Rockland County cell phone and it's 917.

284 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:53:50am

re: #271 Daniel Ballard

Oh that sucks. I have the same issue, but my phone seems to have that blocking feature. (Also on TMobile) I have the habit of rejecting any and all calls from anyone that blocks the caller ID. It adds a bit to my voice mail use, but I warn my friends and family about why I bounce unmarked number calls. Heck they can text me.

I promised Dragon_Lady a new phone, and this time we are getting a smart phone with a data plan. TMobile, so it will be android. Now i just gotta figure out which is the good phone and which OS to get.

Ice Cream Sandwich is a nice OS.
I rooted and flashed my HTC Desire to ICS.

285 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:55:05am

re: #280 Learned Mother of Zion

Phone numbers not allowed in links.

I don't think Charles will mind in this case as it points out a scam. But to be on the safe side I reported it.

286 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:56:18am

re: #273 Learned Mother of Zion

LGF does not allow phone numbers to be posted in comments, but all these scam calls are originating from area code 845. Since I don't know anyone in that area code who would legitimately call me, I can just not answer these calls. But damn they are persistent little fuckers.

We get 3 of 4 calls a day from scammers. I got a call telling me my computer was infected and they needed to access it to fix it. I told them I am a computer professional and to fuck off.

They phoned me again the next day.

What giant balls they have.

287 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:56:36am

re: #284 Folded Flat

Ice Cream Sandwich is a nice OS.
I rooted and flashed my HTC Desire to ICS.

I'm running Cyanogen on my X. I've been waiting for them to release a version that's compatible with the Razr to upgrade my phone.

288 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 7:59:31am

re: #275 Bubblehead II

Was it by chance this number?

They have been calling me for the past 3 days.

Here is a bunch of them listed at that website. It appears that the scammers are using that area code at the moment. I was getting a bunch of them a while ago from Seattle.

289 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:02:44am

re: #287 RogueOne

I'm running Cyanogen on my X. I've been waiting for them to release a version that's compatible with the Razr to upgrade my phone.

I had Cyanogen on mine for a while, but I didn't like it and it had a couple of problems. The ICS has a couple of problems too, but since my tablet uses ICS it gives me more consistency.

290 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:04:28am

re: #276 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Several months ago he posted a video of him killing kittens with a vacuum cleaner. Here's a response to that video. Prophetic.

[Embedded content]

One of the shortcomings of our laws here is how limited we are to stop someone from harming an animal, even obvious cruelty. If I caught a person killing animals like that I'd probably wind up in felony assault trouble. If a person interrupts a rape you are stopping a felony assault, which we are allowed to use necessary force.

That needs to be changed so animal killers go to jail before they escalate their sick behavior to humans.

291 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:06:19am

Mother of Unarmed Man Killed by Police Sues Department
[Link: www.8newsnow.com...]

Police say they were called to the Alondra Condominium Complex to investigate a report that two men were trying to break in to a condo. When officers arrived, the suspects had apparently left the area. While officers were taking a report, Gibson pulled into the complex and parked. As police approached his vehicle, he started his car and tried to leave. Police pinned his car, keeping him from leaving the area, and tried to get him out of the vehicle.

Officers at the scene then came up with a plan to get Gibson out of the car. They decided to shoot out a car window with a beanbag gun and then deploy pepper spray inside the vehicle. When the officer fired the beanbag round, Officer Jesus Arevalo fired seven rounds from an AR-15 rifle into the car, striking Gibson and killing him.

292 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:06:22am

re: #289 Folded Flat

What gets me is asking about performance. Everybody selling phones knows all the apps, the prices, the network speed etc. But ask which one works best in a weak signal area, or a noisy environment and you get the empty stare.

293 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:07:31am

re: #290 Daniel Ballard

One of the shortcomings of our laws here is how limited we are to stop someone from harming an animal, even obvious cruelty. If I caught a person killing animals like that I'd probably wind up in felony assault trouble. If a person interrupts a rape you are stopping a felony assault, which we are allowed to use necessary force.

That needs to be changed so animal killers go to jail before they escalate their sick behavior to humans.

Somebody kills a kitten with a vacuum cleaner? Put him in jail for the deed, it's bad enough on its own.

294 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:08:10am

re: #293 Folded Flat

Somebody kills a kitten with a vacuum cleaner? Put him in jail for the deed, it's bad enough on its own.

... and posts online? Psychiatric ward.

295 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:09:47am

re: #292 Daniel Ballard

What gets me is asking about performance. Everybody selling phones knows all the apps, the prices, the network speed etc. But ask which one works best in a weak signal area, or a noisy environment and you get the empty stare.

Urban areas don't have weak signals!

I can't even use my smartphone in my frikkin basement.

296 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:10:01am

Occupy Cal Protesters Sue for $15 Million

Occupy Cal protesters who filed a federal lawsuit last November against UC Berkeley amended that suit to demand $15 million following a protest last year.

On Nov. 9, 2011, police officers got into a confrontation with Occupy Cal protesters following the removal of occupy tents.

Wednesday protesters announced that they would amend their lawsuit to demand $7.5 million in compensatory damages for physical and emotional harm and denial of Constitutional rights, and $7.5 million in punitive damages.

Heh. Good luck with that. Wouldn't that also make them 1 percenters if they win?

297 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:10:28am

re: #293 Folded Flat

Absolutely. Just pray a cop catches him because a citizen can't use anything stronger than harsh language. I'd like us all to be allowed to physically intervene with the usual limitations. But since animals are property... It's a shameful mess.

298 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:10:32am

re: #294 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

... and posts online? Psychiatric ward.

Or a locked dumpster.

299 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:10:46am

re: #256 RogueOne

Holy Crap! Anyone following the sick freak who was sending body parts to Canadian politicians? I had seen the headlines but skipped the stories until this morning. Jeebus, I wish I hadn't read it:

Porn actor 'who mailed body parts' to Canadian government filmed himself beheading victim
[Link: www.dailymail.co.uk...]

Interesting comment there:

Only in America!!

- Jenne, Birmingham, 31/5/2012 14:14

Derp!

300 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:11:43am

re: #295 Folded Flat

Urban areas don't have weak signals!

I can't even use my smartphone in my frikkin basement.

Nevermind the house, I can't use my cell phone in my damn yard. I am surrounded on 3 sides by mountains.

301 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:12:26am

re: #289 Folded Flat

I really like it. I use my phone for work and personal, it covers 4 email addresses and almost 200 contacts. It took me weeks to get it set up to work exactly the way I want. I want the RazrMaxx but I'm real hesitant to mess with a system that works so well.

Have you checked out the Tasker app? It's incredibly handy especially if your phone is rooted. Between Tasker and Setting Profiles Full most of the things I need to do are completely automated.

[Link: tasker.dinglisch.net...]
[Link: www.appbrain.com...]

302 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:14:26am

re: #300 NJDhockeyfan

Nevermind the house, I can't use my cell phone in my damn yard. I am surrounded on 3 sides by mountains.

Well tell the damned mountains to move! Bloody inconsiderate rocks.

303 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:14:48am

re: #299 Gus

Interesting comment there:

Derp!

One former colony is the same as the others, we all look alike!

304 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:15:29am

re: #302 Folded Flat

Well tell the damned mountains to move! Bloody inconsiderate rocks.

Just tell the mountains where Mohammed is. That should take care of it.

305 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:16:08am

re: #303 RogueOne

One former colony is the same as the others, we all look alike!

Don't worry. I'm sure someone will think that person is from Alabama. Duh-e!

306 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:20:55am

Uh-oh.

Warren says she told schools of heritage
Acknowledges identifying as Native American after hirings
[Link: www.boston.com...]

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren acknowledged for the first time late Wednesday night that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she was Native American, but she continued to insist that race played no role in her recruitment.

At some point after I was hired by them, I . . . provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement issued by her campaign. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’

Warren’s statement is her first acknowledgment that she identified herself as Native American to the Ivy League schools. While she has said she identified herself as a minority in a legal directory, she has carefully avoided any suggestion during the last month that she took further actions to promote her purported heritage.

When the issue first surfaced last month, Warren said she only learned Harvard was claiming her as a minority when she read it in the Boston Herald.

I think now she's going to have to prove she didn't claim it during the hiring process.

307 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:21:12am

re: #302 Folded Flat

Well tell the damned mountains to move! Bloody inconsiderate rocks.

If I cut down all the trees between me and the cell towers I might have a chance to use my phones. I'll check to see if I have enough gas for my chainsaw when I get home.

308 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:21:56am

re: #301 RogueOne

I really like it. I use my phone for work and personal, it covers 4 email addresses and almost 200 contacts. It took me weeks to get it set up to work exactly the way I want. I want the RazrMaxx but I'm real hesitant to mess with a system that works so well.

Have you checked out the Tasker app? It's incredibly handy especially if your phone is rooted. Between Tasker and Setting Profiles Full most of the things I need to do are completely automated.

[Link: tasker.dinglisch.net...]
[Link: www.appbrain.com...]

No I haven't, but I'll give them a try.

I've heard some of the new HTC phones are rooted and HTC is making their ROMs freely available.

I think it's time for some other Linux distributions to become smartphone OSes.

309 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:23:33am

Morning all!

Anyone remember that article on James O'Keefe that showed he was a total fraud? I can't seem to find it. But, then again, it's morning.

caption needed.

How is it?

310 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:24:49am

GAAAH!

I got another call. This one from "Hazel" who pretended that I clicked on one of those "Lady with Drudge siren on her head" banner ads.

I told Hazel she was going to be fined $11,000 and 6 months in jail.

Hazel tried to argue with me.

These asshole suck so hard.

311 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:24:53am

re: #307 NJDhockeyfan

Get a repeater/amplifier. We found this essential at the shooting range, the place is so remote the land lines are pretty poor. Unless you need to wood and the workout?

312 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:25:29am

Oh, GGT is here, time for me to go.

BBL.

313 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:26:00am

re: #312 Folded Flat

Oh, GGT is here, time for me to go.

BBL.

Was it something I said?

314 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:26:12am

Dragon splashdown in about 18 minutes...

315 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:26:17am

Canada. Amrre: #306 RogueOne

Uh-oh.

Warren says she told schools of heritage
Acknowledges identifying as Native American after hirings
[Link: www.boston.com...]

I think now she's going to have to prove she didn't claim it during the hiring process.

I tell you what. That this has become a campaign issue is rather stupid. Now if they want to play into this I think that's also a dumb move too. I'll let them both figure it out.

316 Amory Blaine  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:26:35am

re: #292 Daniel Ballard

What gets me is asking about performance. Everybody selling phones knows all the apps, the prices, the network speed etc. But ask which one works best in a weak signal area, or a noisy environment and you get the empty stare.

Oil was leaking from a used car I was looking at on a lot. Salesman told me it was "seepage" and wasn't leaking. Too many salespeople out there know little to nothing about what they sell.

317 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:27:06am

re: #313 ggt

Was it something I said?

Just teasing you.

318 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:27:47am

re: #283 Learned Mother of Zion

917 overlaps 845 (and 917 is also a cell phone exchange) so you might block some NYC folks as well - but no biggie. If the person really meant to call you - they'd know what the story is.

319 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:28:29am

re: #316 Amory Blaine

Oil was leaking from a used car I was looking at on a lot. Salesman told me it was "seepage" and wasn't leaking. Too many salespeople out there know little to nothing about what they sell.

Seepage, like a poorly fitting diaper on a 1 month old baby?

320 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:28:34am

re: #310 Learned Mother of Zion

GAAAH!

I got another call. This one from "Hazel" who pretended that I clicked on one of those "Lady with Drudge siren on her head" banner ads.

I told Hazel she was going to be fined $11,000 and 6 months in jail.

Hazel tried to argue with me.

These asshole suck so hard.

Get a new number.

321 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:28:58am

re: #311 Daniel Ballard

Get a repeater/amplifier. We found this essential at the shooting range, the place is so remote the land lines are pretty poor. Unless you need to wood and the workout?

Where can I find one of those?

322 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:29:00am

re: #314 Daniel Ballard

Dragon splashdown in about 18 minutes...

Is there a live link or are we going to have to wait for the video to be posted?

323 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:29:33am

re: #317 Folded Flat

Just teasing you.

I figured. I haven't been awake long enough to piss anyone off.

:0

324 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:29:35am

re: #320 Gus

Get a new number.

Why doesn't FTC shut these fuckers down? Isn't that why we have the DNC registry?

325 b_sharp  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:30:01am

re: #310 Learned Mother of Zion

GAAAH!

I got another call. This one from "Hazel" who pretended that I clicked on one of those "Lady with Drudge siren on her head" banner ads.

I told Hazel she was going to be fined $11,000 and 6 months in jail.

Hazel tried to argue with me.

These asshole suck so hard.

I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around a sucking asshole.

BBL

326 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:30:16am

re: #315 Gus

Canada. Amr

I tell you what. That this has become a campaign issues is rather stupid. Now if they want to play into this I think that's also a dumb move too. I'll let them both figure it out.

I agree, it's a non-issue. Time filler for Faux News.

327 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:31:09am

re: #292 Daniel Ballard

Heck, most smartphones actually are lousy for making... um... phone calls and hearing the person on the other end or the other person can't hear you. But the manufacturers don't particularly care because they know that more and more people are using the smartphones for texting/messaging/Internet access than phone calls. So, they'll ramp up super duper 15-20 megapixel cameras, but your phone call quality will sound like it's coming across on a tin can.

328 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:31:56am

re: #324 Learned Mother of Zion

Why doesn't FTC shut these fuckers down? Isn't that why we have the DNC registry?

I don't know but some of them seem to be ignoring it. I was getting a lot of spam text messages on my cell phone. It's annoying. Oh. Maybe you might want to consult with your carrier. Might have to opt out from their list? Check that.

329 Political Atheist  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:32:08am

re: #321 NJDhockeyfan

I think we got it from an electronics supplier like crutchfield. The range manager bought it I can ask him if you like.

330 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:32:30am

re: #324 Learned Mother of Zion

Why doesn't FTC shut these fuckers down? Isn't that why we have the DNC registry?

You have to keep re-upping your registry and it still doesn't work. People will call until they can't call anymore.

I just got here and now I have to go.

BBL --for real, not like bsharp who keeps posting ;)

331 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:32:48am

re: #321 NJDhockeyfan

They're available online or at places like Best Buy. My brother had to get one for his house b/c phone coverage was lousy.

332 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:33:31am

re: #324 Learned Mother of Zion

With enough loopholes to drive a truck through.

333 Interesting Times  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:33:32am

re: #315 Gus

I tell you what. That this has become a campaign issues is rather stupid. Now if they want to play into this I think that's also a dumb move too. I'll let them both figure it out.

Scott Brown's plan...

334 Amory Blaine  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:33:43am

re: #327 lawhawk

I have an old HTC Incredible and I hate holding it up to my face. I use the speakerphone everytime I can. Kinda miss my old flip phone that cradled my face but hard for me to give up the other functions.

335 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:34:14am

re: #328 Gus

I don't know but some of them seem to be ignoring it. I was getting a lot of spam text messages on my cell phone. It's annoying. Oh. Maybe you might want to consult with your carrier. Might have to opt out from their list? Check that.

I already called t-Mobile. They want $5/month to enable a blocking feature.

336 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:34:38am

re: #326 ggt

I agree, it's a non-issue. Time filler for Faux News.

I've run into a lot of people claiming some American Indian ancestry. It typically comes with some fraction, "I am 1/16th Cherokee." That always causes this big question mark to appear in my mind but who am I to argue?

337 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:35:15am

re: #326 ggt

I disagree. Claiming minority status (when you aren't entitled) in order to get a job is a big deal. She's gone from not knowing anything about it to an "oh yeah" yesterday. My wife is 1/8 Sioux ( I previously claimed 1/4 but I was confused, her G-father is 1/2 not full like his father) and she's never used it. Her sister has though but she's entitled to and she has her tribe card to prove it.

338 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:35:18am

re: #334 Amory Blaine

The smartphones are great for everything but placing/receiving calls - not ergonomically designed for the task. The old flip phones were much more ergonomic for calls, but far more limited on everything else. Speakerphone works fine enough if you don't mind everyone else hearing the call, but if you're on the train, speakerphone doesn't go over too well.

339 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:36:49am

re: #329 Daniel Ballard

I think we got it from an electronics supplier like crutchfield. The range manager bought it I can ask him if you like.

I'll stop by Crutchfield when I leave the office. It's right down the street from here. Thanks!

340 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:37:25am

re: #337 RogueOne

Claiming minority status (when you aren't entitled) in order to get a job is a big deal.

Absolutely. Since this didn't happen in this case, it's a nontroversy.

341 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:37:33am

re: #331 lawhawk

They're available online or at places like Best Buy. My brother had to get one for his house b/c phone coverage was lousy.

Cool, if Crutchfield doesn't have them I'll go there next.

342 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:37:59am

re: #336 Gus

I've run into a lot of people claiming some American Indian ancestry. It typically comes with some fraction, "I am 1/16th Cherokee." That always causes this big question mark to appear in my mind but who am I to argue?

I wasn't in the special forces during Vietnam just so people could claim indian ancestry all will-nilly.......

343 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:38:14am

re: #340 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Absolutely. Since this didn't happen in this case, it's a nontroversy.

And you know this how?

344 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:38:26am

re: #337 RogueOne

I disagree. Claiming minority status (when you aren't entitled) in order to get a job is a big deal. She's gone from not knowing anything about it to an "oh yeah" yesterday. My wife is 1/8 Sioux ( I previously claimed 1/4 but I was confused, her G-father is 1/2 not full like his father) and she's never used it. Her sister has though but she's entitled to and she has her tribe card to prove it.

Well. You would have to prove that yourself. Sort of like a court of law. You would have to prove intent, motivation, provide supporting documentation. Otherwise it remain a conspiracy theory based on anecdotal evidence.

345 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:38:43am

re: #343 RogueOne

And you know this how?

There is no evidence for such a proposition.

346 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:40:06am

re: #345 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

There is no evidence for such a proposition.

I'm sorry but there is evidence. The schools claimed her indian heritage to the feds. She claimed she didn't know anything about it but now she's backtracked that to say she told them "after" she was hired. Now she has to prove it.

347 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:41:30am

re: #346 RogueOne

I'm sorry but there is evidence. The schools claimed her indian heritage to the feds. She claimed she didn't know anything about it but now she's backtracked that to say she told them "after" she was hired. Now she has to prove it.

Nope. What Warren has to do is stop answering questions about this. She doesn't have to respond and move on to larger campaign issues. What they have to do is go on the offense and ignore this shit.

348 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:42:43am

re: #346 RogueOne

I'm sorry but there is evidence. The schools claimed her indian heritage to the feds. She claimed she didn't know anything about it but now she's backtracked that to say she told them "after" she was hired. Now she has to prove it.

You said there is evidence, but apparently forgot to cite it.

Did she ever claim she did not give such info to Harvard?

349 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:43:46am

re: #347 Gus

I think it's too late for that now. She's changed her story at least twice and now I think there is a legitimate question she has to answer. Did she or did she not make a claim of Indian heritage in order to get a job? Unless she finds a way to release the applications this isn't going to go away.

350 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:44:02am

re: #348 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

You said there is evidence, but apparently forgot to cite it.

Did she ever claim she did not give such info to Harvard?

Elizabeth Warren admits identifying herself as Native American to Harvard

351 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:44:04am

The Syria crisis seems to be a ticking time bomb for a full scale Middle East war.

Iranian arms supllied to Assad regime through civilian airplanes

Iran is using its airliners to send weapons and explosives to the regime of Bashar al-Assad and Hizbullah in Lebanon, said the German television channel, ZDF. Citing sources within Western intelligence services, ZDF said that the transfer of the arms shipments were made via Yas Air and Iran Air companies, which are supposed to carry passengers.

Turkish security officials have discovered, according to ZDF, weapons and explosives on board of a Yas Air aircraft in March 2011 whose final destination was Damascus.

According to the sources of German television, the Revolutionary Guards stand behind this operation. The type of weapons sent to Syria has not been specified.

On Monday, the British newspaper The Guardian reported that a senior official of the Revolutionary Guards had acknowledged that Iranian forces were operating in Syria to support the regime of Assad. According to the Guardian, Ismail Gha'ani, vice commander of the al-Quds force, the armed wing of the Revolutionary Guards, said in an interview with the semi-official ISNA News Agency: "If the Republic Islamic was not present in Syria, massacres have been taken in a much broader scale. " "Before we intervene, too many people were killed by the opposition, but through the physical and nonphysical presence of the Islamic republic, great massacres have been avoided".

This is frightening. I assume Israel will be attacked should this explode into other ME countries.

352 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:44:16am

re: #348 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

You said there is evidence, but apparently forgot to cite it.

Did she ever claim she did not give such info to Harvard?

She claimed she didn't know anything about it until she read it in the paper....

353 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:45:32am

re: #352 RogueOne

She claimed she didn't know anything about it until she read it in the paper...

You're being vague. Didn't know anything about what exactly? That Harvard identified her as a minority somewhere? How does that contradict anything?

Once again: did she ever claim she did not give such info to Harvard?

354 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:45:41am

re: #349 RogueOne

I think it's too late for that now. She's changed her story at least twice and now I think there is a legitimate question she has to answer. Did she or did she not make a claim of Indian heritage in order to get a job? Unless she finds a way to release the applications this isn't going to go away.

That's not how I see it. If I were her campaign adviser I'd tell her to go on camera, light up a big fat cigar, and tell the Scott Brown camp to go fuck themselves. Like they used to do in the good old days. ;)

355 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:46:22am

re: #354 Gus

That was my suggestion (minus the cigar and the f-word!) last week.

356 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:49:56am

re: #350 Learned Mother of Zion

Thanks, that helps.

Warren and at least one professor who was on the Harvard committee that recruited Warren say her Native American heritage was not discussed during hiring.

There you go.

357 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:51:11am

re: #353 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

[Link: articles.boston.com...]

US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard Law School had been promoting her purported Native American heritage until she read about it in a newspaper several weeks ago.
....
The documents suggest for the first time that either Warren or a Harvard administrator classified her repeatedly as Native American in papers prepared for the government in a way that apparently did not adhere to federal diversity guidelines. They raise further questions about Warren’s statements that she was unaware Harvard was promoting her as Native American.

We now know where Harvard and U of P got the idea, it came from her which contradicts what she has repeatedly said.

358 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:52:20am

Get ready for the Shit Storms to break out over at the rwnj sites.

Heart of gay marriage law unconstitutional, appeals court rules

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against married same-sex couples by denying them federal benefits.

359 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:52:47am

re: #357 RogueOne

Again, can you please identify the contradiction? She said she was unaware of promotion. She never said she didn't claim to be an NA to Harvard.

360 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:53:57am

re: #358 Bubblehead II

Get ready for the Shit Storms to break out over at the rwnj sites.

Heart of gay marriage law unconstitutional, appeals court rules

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against married same-sex couples by denying them federal benefits.

activist judges! socialism! shariah! men marrying dogs!

361 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:55:20am

re: #360 HappyWarrior

activist judges! socialism! shariah! men marrying dogs!

The slippery slope to polygamy has begun!!11ty

//

362 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:57:01am

The SpaceX "Dragon" is now a boat. //

363 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:57:19am

*dobro crickets*

364 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:58:02am

re: #363 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

*dobro crickets*

[Hits Sergey over the head with a live octopus.]

[Dobro slide.]

365 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:58:07am

re: #359 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Again, can you please identify the contradiction? She said she was unaware of promotion. She never said she didn't claim to be an NA to Harvard.

How many of these links do you need?
[Link: www.washingtonpost.com...]

Warren has said that she didn’t know how the school came to identify her as such. Though she had previously described herself as a Native American in law school directories, she stopped doing so around the time Harvard hired her in the mid-1990s.

She has claimed, repeatedly, that she didn't know how they got the idea she was native-american. She also said she didn't know they were claiming her on the federal diversity stats. Both those statements we now know are false.

366 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:59:09am

re: #365 RogueOne

How many of these links do you need?

Sorry, but this is the first one you posted that confirms your claim. I'll google around.

367 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 8:59:55am

re: #366 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

Sorry, but this is the first one you posted that confirms your claim. I'll google around.

Did I come across as snippy cause I didn't mean to. You know I love you man.

368 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:00:24am

re: #367 RogueOne

Did I come across as snippy cause I didn't mean to. You know I love you man.

But no kissing. //

369 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:01:12am

Kind of funny how we go from Ted Kennedy who had so much personal baggage to worrying about this tiny piece of information about Warren. Modern times I guess.

370 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:01:43am

re: #368 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

But no kissing. //

Just share a Snickers bar and let it evolve from there.

//

371 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:02:10am

re: #369 Gus

MLK had problems with plagiarism and adultery. That hardly diminished him as a historical person.

372 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:02:56am

re: #369 Gus

Kind of funny how we go from Ted Kennedy who had so much personal baggage to worrying about this tiny piece of information about Warren. Modern times I guess.

Ha! That's a good point.

373 allegro  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:03:18am

re: #365 RogueOne

How many of these links do you need?
[Link: [Link: www.washingtonpost.com...]...]

Warren has said that she didn’t know how the school came to identify her as such. Though she had previously described herself as a Native American in law school directories, she stopped doing so around the time Harvard hired her in the mid-1990s.

She has claimed, repeatedly, that she didn't know how they got the idea she was native-american. She also said she didn't know they were claiming her on the federal diversity stats. Both those statements we now know are false.

Read the quote again - it does not support your conclusion. She said she identified herself as NA before in directories and had stopped before the Harvard hire. Therefore, it is quite reasonable to believe that she was unaware that Harvard was identifying her as NA subsequent to her hire since she didn't discuss it with them. We do not know that her statements are false at all as you claim.

374 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:05:59am

re: #371 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

MLK had problems with plagiarism and adultery. That hardly diminished him as a historical person.

Yep. Today if you use the word "crucify" you pretty much should kiss your political career good bye. YMMV

//

375 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:06:40am

re: #373 allegro

....Until yesterday when she came out and said she did tell them which fits with what Harvard told the Globe last week:

According to both Harvard officials and federal guidelines, those statistics are almost always based on the way employees describe themselves.

376 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:10:51am
377 RogueOne  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:12:57am

Just got a quote request dropped in my lap that they need in a couple hours. Better get studying. Enjoy the rest of your day peoples!

378 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:13:56am

re: #364 Gus

[Hits Sergey over the head with a live octopus.]

[Dobro slide.]

He's going to do [dobro kazoo] on you if you keep this up.
O_o

379 wrenchwench  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:14:19am

Enjoy.

380 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:14:59am

re: #376 Gus

ooo... Andromeda Strain!

381 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:15:02am

re: #378 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

He's going to do [dobro kazoo] on you if you keep this up.
O_o

In case of emergency use some wax paper and a comb.

//

382 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:15:39am

re: #381 Gus

In case of emergency use some wax paper and a comb.

//

I did that for a music class in elementary school!

383 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:18:03am

re: #382 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

I did that for a music class in elementary school!

Yeah. Used to be a required project of youthful days gone by.

384 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:19:33am

re: #383 Gus

Yeah. Used to be a required project of youthful days gone by.

That and making rice krispie treats in Home Ec class.
;)

385 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:21:41am

re: #384 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

That and making rice krispie treats in Home Ec class.
;)

I think I made a pot holder once. I think it was a kit.

386 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:22:57am

I watched a short feature on the local news several years ago. It was about a bunch of students who put together a go-cart. It was in college. I was like, "WTF."

387 Lidane  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:23:56am

re: #358 Bubblehead II

Get ready for the Shit Storms to break out over at the rwnj sites.

Heart of gay marriage law unconstitutional, appeals court rules

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against married same-sex couples by denying them federal benefits.

I was wondering about that popping sound I kept hearing. Must have been all the wingnuts going 'splodey over DOMA being struck down.

388 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:24:11am

re: #385 Gus

I think I made a pot holder once. I think it was a kit.

A square metal shape that you weaved stretchy fabric loops across to make the square shape? Then sewed the edges on?

389 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:24:55am

re: #388 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

A square metal shape that you weaved stretchy fabric loops across to make the square shape? Then sewed the edges on?

Exactly. Was this in New York state?

390 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:26:22am

re: #389 Gus

Exactly. Was this in New York state?

Hmm. Yes, I think so. Moved from Indiana to New York state in 1973.

391 lawhawk  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:26:46am

re: #351 NJDhockeyfan

I don't think Israel would be targeted - Iran's trying to keep Assad in business, and attacking Israel would only accelerate the possibility that Assad gets booted and action against Iran directly - even if it's by and through Iran's proxies in Hizbullah. If Iran's fingerprints are found on weapons that attack Israel, that's a different situation because it opens the door to other actions (and Israel wouldn't hesitate to unleash its own cyberwarfare corps against Iran - that is if it hasn't already done so in the form of StuxNet/Flame, and no doubt others that have yet to come to light).

The fighting is already spilling over into Lebanon, where there are sufficient numbers of pro and anti-Assad loyalists abounding. Syrian influence in Lebanon is quite strong, so that's the first place fighting might spillover (and already has). Much lower chance of that happening with Israel since Israel's border is quite well guarded. Turkey has seen some action as well, but don't expect Assad's forces to want to jump ugly with the Turkish forces either.

Another possibility is fighting spilling over into Iraq, but that hasn't come up to date. We have seen reports though of weapons and personnel moving from Iraq into Syria to aid the rebel forces and to stir up still more violence (the reverse of what happened during the post 2003 Iraq war).

392 Simply Sarah  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:28:18am

re: #358 Bubblehead II

Get ready for the Shit Storms to break out over at the rwnj sites.

Heart of gay marriage law unconstitutional, appeals court rules

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against married same-sex couples by denying them federal benefits.

The ruling itself is rather dull and exactly what you would expect. At this point opponents really have no excuse for making a big deal about these lower court rulings on DOMA Section 3, since the vast, vast majority of the federal judiciary would rule the same way. Under existing Supreme Court precedent it is nearly impossible to come to any other conclusion besides ruling it unconstitutional. Now, the Supreme Court can always decide otherwise, but lower courts don't have that luxury.

393 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:29:49am

re: #390 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Hmm. Yes, I think so. Moved from Indiana to New York state in 1973.

Must have been the trend back then. I think it was some rain day event.

394 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:31:33am

I think I might do this.
[Link: www.redneckpoolheater.com...]
I would rather use wood.

395 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:33:20am

re: #365 RogueOne

OK, I googled around and could not find a direct quote that would support WaPo's claim that "Warren has said that she didn’t know how the school came to identify her as such". I would like to see the exact words. As such, it can be WaPo's misinterpretation.

Second point is even if there is a contradiction on this point, it can be easily explained not by lying but by the fact that all this happened a long time ago. She is not obligated to remember each little factoid.

It could be argued in response that even if so, the burden of proof is still on her to show that it happened "after". Fair enough. I think this burden has been met:

[Link: www.boston.com...]

On Wednesday, Breitbart.com reported that Robert Clark, former dean of the law school, said that to the best of his recollection, he was unaware of her purported ancestry when she was offered the job in February 1993, but learned of it before she joined the faculty in 1995.

Professor Charles Fried, who sat on the committee that recruited Warren, reiterated to the Globe on Wednesday that he was unaware of Warren’s minority status when she was hired. He said that the committee never discussed it and that he does not consult the legal directory in which Warren had listed herself as a minority.

However, Fried acknowledged Wednesday to the Globe, it seemed strange that the issue of her heritage would not come up during the hiring process since she was recruited in the early 1990s, when the school was under intense pressure to diversify its faculty.

Fried added that he learned of Warren’s purported heritage only later, when he visited her home during a party and asked her about a family picture.

[Link: www.boston.com...]

The Warren campaign today pointed to a previous statement from Stephen Burbank, a professor and former dean at Penn Law School who helped recruit her to the faculty there.

“Her appointment was based on the excellence of her scholarship and teaching. I do not know whether members of the faculty were even aware of her ancestry, but I am confident that it played no role whatsoever in her appointment,” Burbank said in a statement last week. Burbank donated $250 to Warren’s campaign in December.

That's three relevant witnesses confirming it played no role.

Also:

[Link: www.boston.com...]

Meanwhile, the Globe has also obtained a portion of Warren’s 1973 application to Rutgers, where she attended law school. That document specifically asks: “Are you interested in applying for admission under the Program for Minority Group Students?” Warren answered “no.”

Anyway, someone who doesn't even look NA using an undocumented NA heritage to gain benefits, when exposure is much more likely? In theory, possible, with a vvv dumb person. We know Warren is a vvv smart person. Didn't happen.

396 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:33:52am

re: #393 Gus

Must have been the trend back then. I think it was some rain day event.

Last vestiges of attempted teaching of self-sufficiency to males in American Education... losing out to BOCES automobile maintenance.
;)
//

397 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:40:01am

re: #394 Tommy's cone of shame

I think I might do this.
[Link: www.redneckpoolheater.com...]
I would rather use wood.

Here ya go.

Image: 129104693321188162.jpg

398 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:44:05am

Seattle shootings leave 6 dead, including suspected gunman
The man believed to be responsible for both attacks shoots himself in the head as police close in. Another victim is hospitalized in critical condition.

399 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:47:33am

re: #398 Gus
Cue the lwnj rwnj war

400 Charles Johnson  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:47:48am

re: #395 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

All you have to do is look at who is pushing this fake story: Breitbart.com.

That's more than enough to come to the conclusion that the whole thing is bogus.

What's going on is that Elizabeth Warren is a threat to the right wing, so they're smearing her with anything they can find.

Just another right wing nothing-burger.

401 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:47:50am

re: #398 Gus

Seattle shootings leave 6 dead, including suspected gunman
The man believed to be responsible for both attacks shoots himself in the head as police close in. Another victim is hospitalized in critical condition.

A police source told the Seattle Times the suspect had been identified as Ian Lee Stawicki, 40, of Seattle. Stawicki's family said he had mental problems that had led them to fear something could go wrong.

"It's no surprise to me this happened," his brother, Andrew Stawicki of Ellensburg, Wash., told the newspaper. "We could see this coming. Nothing good is going to come with that much anger inside of you."

Really? Did they try to get him help?

402 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:48:01am

Centrist nutjob. /

403 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:48:55am

re: #399 Tommy's cone of shame

Cue the lwnj rwnj war

Yeah. I'll pass. Getting tired of that.

404 Bubblehead II  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:52:40am

re: #392 Simply Sarah

re: #387 Lidane

It is going to be interesting to see what the USSC has to say on this matter as they are the only ones who can strike down a federal Law. That being said, I wonder how long they will take before deciding if they are going to hear the case (sooner rather than later) or wait until more appellate Courts rule on this before deciding.

405 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:54:58am

re: #401 NJDhockeyfan

I don't know the specifics. Unless you get someone committed there isn't much you can do in severe cases.

406 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:57:45am

re: #405 Gus

I don't know the specifics. Unless you get someone committed there isn't much you can do in severe cases.

I would certainly hope they attempted to get him help if they say something like this coming.

407 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:58:15am

And, speaking of movies, here are a couple of stills we took from the set of "A Helping Hand", a movie starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy, Sideways), Michelle Krusiec (Secret Life of an American Teenager) and yours truly!

Image: 7308092208_7fde346e3e_z.jpg

Image: 7308092528_6992833512_c.jpg

Image: 7252636716_c9390d6bd5_z.jpg

408 Simply Sarah  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:58:44am

re: #404 Bubblehead II

re: #387 Lidane

It is going to be interesting to see what the USSC has to say on this matter as they are the only ones who can strike down a federal Law. That being said, I wonder how long they will take before deciding if they are going to hear the case (sooner rather than later) or wait until more appellate Courts rule on this before deciding.

Well, depending on if BLAG requests en banc review, if it is granted, and how timely any appeal is, the Supreme Court will likely decide on whether or not to grant cert in either the next session or the session after that. They would probably hear it either late in that sitting or the one after that if they granted cert., which seems fairly likely. If they didn't, then the ruling would go in effect and would at least apply to those states in the 1st Circuit that allow same-sex marriage.

409 A Man for all Seasons  Thu, May 31, 2012 9:59:35am

re: #400 Charles Johnson

Hi Charles! I was using the edit pencil the other day and did not see a option for spell checking. I know what you lizards are thinking..The Hoopster is such a brilliant writer why would he need a spell checker during an edit?
/

410 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:00:03am

re: #407 ReamWorks SKG

And, speaking of movies, here are a couple of stills from the filming of "A Helping Hand", a movie starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy, Sideways), Michelle Krusiec (Secret Life of an American Teenager) and yours truly!

Image: 7308092208_7fde346e3e_z.jpg

Image: 7308092528_6992833512_c.jpg

Image: 7252636716_c9390d6bd5_z.jpg

Where are you?

411 wrenchwench  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:00:23am

re: #407 ReamWorks SKG

And, speaking of movies, here are a couple of stills from the filming of "A Helping Hand", a movie starring Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy, Sideways), Michelle Krusiec (Secret Life of an American Teenager) and yours truly!

Image: 7308092208_7fde346e3e_z.jpg

Image: 7308092528_6992833512_c.jpg

Image: 7252636716_c9390d6bd5_z.jpg

Is that you in the pool?

412 Gus  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:01:55am

re: #411 wrenchwench

Is that you in the pool?

He had an excellent plastic surgeon.

//

413 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:02:49am

re: #410 I'm back in the USSR (sigh)

He's the good looking one ;)

414 ReamWorks SKG  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:03:02am

Here I am

Image: 7252636244_ac3ff97ae8_c.jpg

I'm the fat, bald, hairy guy in the pool on the left. (It was shot at a Hospital rehabilitation center therapy pool.)

In the scene, Sandra Oh's character is a physical therapist, and she's working with the woman on the right.

I'm in the background doing leg-lifts. I'll be credited as "man in pool" (along with the credit my company will get as Technical Consultant)

415 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:04:39am

re: #414 ReamWorks SKG

Cool.

416 Flounder  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:05:07am

re: #414 ReamWorks SKG

heh, no diving
do they really need that sign?!

417 Varek Raith  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:08:48am

re: #414 ReamWorks SKG

Here I am

Image: 7252636244_ac3ff97ae8_c.jpg

I'm the fat, bald, hairy guy in the pool on the left. (It was shot at a Hospital rehabilitation center therapy pool.)

In the scene, Sandra Oh's character is a physical therapist, and she's working with the woman on the right.

I'm in the background doing leg-lifts. I'll be credited as "man in pool" (along with the credit my company will get as Technical Consultant)

Greetings, Man in Pool.

418 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:10:46am

re: #414 ReamWorks SKG

Here I am

Image: 7252636244_ac3ff97ae8_c.jpg

I'm the fat, bald, hairy guy in the pool on the left. (It was shot at a Hospital rehabilitation center therapy pool.)

In the scene, Sandra Oh's character is a physical therapist, and she's working with the woman on the right.

I'm in the background doing leg-lifts. I'll be credited as "man in pool" (along with the credit my company will get as Technical Consultant)

Can I have your autograph? (Wow, a real live movie star!)

419 Lidane  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:14:28am

Completely lacking in self-awareness, and entirely beyond parody:

Hoekstra Now Says Birther Questions ‘Absolutely Ludicrous Discussion’

This is, of course, the same imbecile who called for a national birther office to "vet" candidates. WTF.

420 Varek Raith  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:15:48am
421 HappyWarrior  Thu, May 31, 2012 10:16:07am

re: #419 Lidane

Completely lacking in self-awareness, and entirely beyond parody:

Hoekstra Now Says Birther Questions ‘Absolutely Ludicrous Discussion’

This is, of course, the same imbecile who called for a national birther office to "vet" candidates. WTF.

Dumbass has shit over his shoes and he knows it but now he wants to claim he never stepped it in the first place. He needs to be hammered for this and his bigoted ad.

422 blueraven  Thu, May 31, 2012 11:24:31am

Breaking: John Edwards verdict in after 9 days.

Not yet announced, just heard on MSNBC

423 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, May 31, 2012 1:04:45pm

re: #419 Lidane


The balls on these pigs :D


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Uncommon US Flags #2: Commissioning Pennant A Commissioning Pennant is a flag flown from the masthead of a warship from the moment the ship is placed in service until the moment it is decommissioned. The only time the pennant is not displayed on a US ...
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