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Doh, got a twitter *from Muhammad* via MyFacebookSpace of course I meant to say.
2 years, 11 months ago on “Farewell sex” to be legal as Arab Spring continues to flower in Egypt
@miijaan Maybe the Imams got a twitter via MyFacebookSpace saying this was OK. Good and necessary. Watch and learn.
@tadcf "The main problem with this situation, as I see it, is it keeps much criticizm of McCain at arm's length, for fear of retalitory statements--as we've seen--that suggest anti-patriotism as the consequence, (I think this is especially true in the case of those issued by Obama). It's sort of like constantly treading on eggshells. It also gives people the impression that his wartime and peacetime experience gives him some expertise in the conduct of war."
Sound familiar to you, GI "Don't call me unpatriotic I was a marine too" Joe?
2 years, 11 months ago on Why it's pointless to argue with the left, summarized in 33 seconds
@tadcf "Do you understand that that means that although the evidence does not support the thesis, neither does it deny it?"
Bwa ha ha ha ha.... this from the genius who was lecturing all and sundry on understanding the scientific method only a few days ago. I think he got his science training from Lysenko, among other luminaries.
2 years, 11 months ago on Why Obama’s war on oil speculators is economic poppycock (onions or corn?)
Legalized necrophilia is one thing but they did say "The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament."
What other "good and necessary" laws are being floated on this raft, do you think, if zombie-sex is one of them???
@newshutz I just got back from a couple of weeks in Chile... there is a lot of money to be made in the mines there for a hard worker. Also, the country is very nice, the people friendly and the women very fine. I could see living there very easily.
2 years, 11 months ago on Quote of the Day: Joe Biden bumper sticker edition
@Billy Hollis As I see it the number of Native Americans killed is not really relevant. Is there anyone around here who ever denied they were killed or that the killing was justified? How many communist fellow-travellers that knew *at the time of the killings* in the Soviet Union or Maoist China ever lost faith in the cause? I know there were a few who did, but how many who knew, or must have later known, what happened to the citizens of those places just blithely ignore it now? The woman in this video is clearly one example. Our dear friend @tadcf chooses the other path of either equating war with murdering your own citizens or historical acts which are not morally comparable to people living today. The question is... why do they feel the need to defend the indefensible?
@tadcf You bought your ticket in the service of the American killing machine then? I guess what I read in the non-US press is true then, the American armed forces are composed of drugged-up psychopathic baby-murderers. I was sceptical of such things before but since you pretty much confirm it I guess I'll have to just believe. The drugged-up part would at least explain your cognitive dissonance
@Billy Hollis If I may play the Mad Prof for a minute then I'm pretty sure these lyrics (not from Rush, sorry) sum up the mentality:
Our subject isn't cool, but he thinks it anyway
He may not have a clue, and he may not have style
But everything he lacks, well he makes up in denial
So don't deflate, play it straight
You know he really doesn't get it anyway
"that I am not going to help in any way I can" Translation from the Erbian please? I'm pretty sure I can read that in two mutually contradictory ways.
2 years, 11 months ago on Reid: “No Keystone for you!”
@The Shark Come on, you KNOW that people like this women never envisage themselves as anything other than the 1%. There is no way the state would ever screw THEM six ways from Sunday just for the heck of it. Which is why they are so confident about moving there...
Well the proof of the pudding is in the eating... so in cases like this ask yourself how many sufferers of Erbian Reality Dysfunctions (diagnosed by the reflex spouting of prepared one-line arguments and that slightly desperate look in the eye) actually up-sticks and move to Cuba or even Germany or Sweden based on their praise of the systems in place there? Yeah I thought so, but at least they are busy fighting the good fight at home risking all day and night on meagre salaries and untenured positions... errmmm... well I am sure they are at least voluntarily paying extra into the tax system in the USA to aid the state. What?
@tadcf ha ha, Dr Science expends many words in carefully not taking a position. He still has not coughed up his scientific method street cred qualifications. Still, if we are to consider old scientists with an opinion then why not take Freeman Dyson over a shyster like Lovelock? Dyson is at least eminently qualified in science. Or maybe he is a conservative boogeymonster in the pay of big oil as well. And anyway predicting a 2 to 11 degree rise in temperature as we still come out of a mini ice ageis something a three year old with a ruler can do... it is like a soothsayer predicting the weather will be fine once the storm passes. Only a leading body full of rentseekers can try and pull a game like that!
2 years, 11 months ago on British climate alarmist recants his alarmism
"Had Mr. Bldsoe had a degree in physics or accounting or engineering, he’d stand a much better chance of being employed in his field of study." That is broadly true, but for a degree like physics as opposed to a more 'vocational' education like accounting or engineering, there is still for most grads a high chance of not being employed in their "field". But the key is if you do physics, or similar, you learn a bunch of widely applicable things and often have up-skilled in related areas such as mathematics, programming, maybe a bit of economics etc and can convince an employer to take you on for some job you will like. The key is to be able to convince an employer, which requires a little creativity that is ironically lacking in creative writing students, it seems.
2 years, 11 months ago on Economic reality welcomes new college grads
@Ragspierre And ironically he is advocating the US government do what the Chinese government does, while then condemning the Chinese for doing what he wants the US to do. But don't worry, it is "scientific".
2 years, 12 months ago on Another example of why government picking winners and losers normally ends with #FAIL
@Ragspierre And don't forget his little economic gem of a few days ago...
When a government doesn't have enough revenue to fund huge projects---like the interstate highway project of the 50's---then the population and the nation in general suffers from world status regression.
Government distortion of the laws of economics is good except when it is bad. Very skilled in Erb-Zen-Do is this one.
@tadcf "Too bad Solar First is not in a position to manipulate supply/demand in that market" Idiocy condensed, this is. Solar First obtains significant subsidies from the US government and that *isn't* manipulating supply and demand? Really?? Bueller? Bueller??
@tadcf "But like manipulation of the basic principles of ... physics, .... Such laws are not god-given and immutable" Oh boy I think you need to get yourself on to the Nobel committee because if you have proof one way or the other that the laws of physics are not fundamental to this universe then you're a certified genius.
@tadcf Me no habla Erbian. You do realize "immemorial" refers only to the past, right?
I blame speculators... Someone has pumped up the market by making big bets on the future and now lots of little guys lose their jobs because the evil speculators who have shuffled paper around but never taken delivery of, or produced, the product. What this needs is a committee to investigate just who pumped up this bubble and where the profits went.
@Ragspierre Dude, I'm sure he'll show how immigrating Mexicans cause blacks and whites in the USA to get fat. My guess is Mexican is just so tasty...
2 years, 12 months ago on Obesity in poor communities not linked to “food deserts”
Well we are really already back to scientific Marxism in many science publications. In the old Soviet Union the authors were careful to explain that the results conformed to valid Marxist-Leninist doctrine. Now we have the obligatory genuflecting to "climate change" in many disciplines when the slightest smell of a threat to publication is hinted. Heck, even Lenin himself was supposed to have thought deeply about physics in order to ensure that it conformed with his views of materialist Marxism, never mind the actual results of damnable Jew science. So what is a little abridging of inconvenient speech between friends?
2 years, 12 months ago on Greenpeace’s dumb answer to a good question
@looker Hah, same. Mind you when a "scientist" uses an ill-defined non-sequitur such as climate "denier" and throws in a culturally biased (presumed) insult as "Christian fundamentalist" then I don't think we are in scientific Kansas anymore, Toto.
@McQandO Well to give him the benefit of the doubt just a quick count of degrees and peer-reviewed publications in a physical science will do.
@tadcf "Climate deniers are principally Christian Fundamentalists" Dear Mr Scientific Method.... please provide the proof of this. As it is a positive claim and the number of humans is enumerable it should be no great problem to an intellect of such methodical science as yours. Then demonstrate just what being a Christian fundamentalist climate denier is proof *of*. Oh what is that you say? You are merely trying to tar some group with some imaginary brush? Oh very methodical indeed! Please continue along to Prof Erb's class in advanced idiocy for beginners.
@tadcf "You have to understand scientific method and inquiry in order to talk about it---otherwise it's just talk, that's all." OK hotshot... put up your scientific qualifications.
@looker Well you already have wet oil, shale oil, etc in the USA, so you have this magic "filth" at home. Lord knows Mr Tad has no clue about ... Well... Anything? Where is Erb? He at least made a pretence of reformulating DNC talking points.
3 years ago on Keystone XL: Protest Was Never About “Sensitive” Lands
@tadcf "one should be aware that the pragmatic nature of scientific revolution is the result of scientific consensus". Again, bullshit. The fundamental concern of science is falsifiability. Thus we have had to wait decades for the 6-sigma verification of the Higgs boson, but climate change "science" can apparently do with inverted calibrations when required, no error statistics from a single Siberian tree, etc. It ain't rocket science... It isn't actually science.
3 years ago on Former NASA scientists and administrators denounce current NASA and GISS climate change stance
@tadcf I've had a couple of pisco sours but... Bullshit. As Einstein once remarked, it takes only one correct person to prove something wrong. Otherwise we'd be choosing between experts on how many angels can dance on a pinhead. Disclosure, PhD in physics and can see a load of crap when published.
@looker Well considering the article in question comes from The Telegraph(.co.uk) and that not every commenter here is "American" you'd think the boob would be less... boobalicious... about being so provincial in his assumptions. Still, maybe some of his best friends are foreigners.
3 years ago on UK: Doctors ask patient to go elsewhere because of patient “carbon footprint”
@looker Ooops, right you are... too quick on the reading. And of course we don't have the Erbian Memory Hole (tm) to fix things.
3 years ago on Quote of the Day: But remember, blacks can’t be racist edition
@The Shark Or the irony of the dimwit thinking everyone on the interweb is a white middle-aged American man like himself.
@tadcf So taddles, you agree then that you need to "do something about" those damn inscrutable Asians as Mr Sharpton suggests?
@looker What we need here is a revolutionary with the courage of his convictions to, for example, drive the annoying old dears out into the fields and shoot them. You know, because they believe so much in it that you just have to admire their wanton bloodlust.
@looker Urrk, yeah I think you are right. A quick google seems to confirm that... and the use of the term "douchenozzle" in relation to the Che-erleader's comments elsewhere :D Ha ha ha. The interwebs never let the good stuff die.
3 years ago on Why the Obama Administration’s refusal to allow more drilling effects your food prices
@tadcf which is a little like saying... what the fuck are you on about?
3 years ago on Polar bears refuse to cooperate in doomsday predictions for their species
@Ragspierre I have to admit that the Che-erleader's comment this time was a real humdinger of confusion and misdirection. The force is definitely strong in this one, she must be an advanced student of Buffy Studies at Farmington.
@tadcf Who is this "we", white man?
"Finally, given all that is true, who gets hurt worst by rising food and fuel prices? That’s right – the poor and middle class." Well as you full well know from the lessons from our resident Che-erleader, oil is a global market so clearly you are wrong. Quite obviously this must hurt most... the White House and The President. Have you seen the prices of Arugula and Kobe beef these days??? Clearly this is nothing more than Big Oil hurting the President and his pals in retaliation for the wise actions Obama has taken over the Keystone pipeline.
Translation from the Erbian... Dear Mrs Inconvenient-Old-Duck. Due to NHS rules we cannot simply kick you off our register of patients. But we really would like to since there are a lot of well-to-do folks in this part of the country who would like to use our more expensive services that you stubbornly refuse to pay for. If you could be so kind as to be confused by our bullshit about environmental concerns and just voluntarily buggar-off to some other service that would really be great. Regards, Your Caring Nationalized Health Service.
@looker Not even that much work! See D'Arrigo and his testimony to the NAS panel.
@looker People people. Please, it takes a village don't you know... and somewhere some village is suffering without its idiot it seems.
3 years ago on New York Time editorial declares war on GOP [update]
@tadcf "besides it was thought that Reagan would just waste the money fighting Socialism/Communism in Latin America" So let me get this straight... Your poster-girl Che is to be admired for murdering intransigent peasants because he was prepared to do that for what he believed in. But Reagan was "just wasting money" fighting what he believed in? You are still at school, right?
@looker You can't make cherry pie without picking cherries.
"Don’t forget, this is the man who thinks he was responsible for “Arab Spring”." What, did Al Gore give Obama tips on inventing the Facetwitter thing?
3 years ago on How good is Obama’s foreign relations record really?
But it is kind of odd... Is there any obligation to sell to any given prospective customer? I know that in the past I've occasionally been given quotes that were just marginally so expensive over the upper-end of what could be reasonable it was clear that the vendor just did not want the business for some reason or another (probably time constraints) but did not want to just say "no" and have to provide explanation. Likewise where one doesn't want to sell to a dubious or commercially sensitive customer one pitches the quote so high to make it clear they won't get anything but not have to explain. So long story short, is there an obligation to sell in this case, or should the vendor have seen what was coming and just pleaded "too busy, come back in a month for three times the going rate"?
3 years ago on Tolerance is not a one-way street
"And what if Westboro Baptist Church placed an order for 10 dozen T-shirts which said “God hates faggots” on them?" Don't you have hate speech laws to stop the traffic going the other way on Tolerance St?
@looker Presumably our emo lad is a couple of chapters into Zinn. Who else could write "forget the Cold War" and "remember US slavery" in one small post? OK, the eponymous Erb maybe, but otherwise?
3 years ago on The cult of Che and the horror of the “greater good”
@Ragspierre Must be a dropout from the goof Prof's "Leftism For Dummies - Increasing the contradictions".
@tadcf So what flavor of Che-T wearer have we here? My money is on the quivery gender-confused emo boy.