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Doh, got a twitter *from Muhammad* via MyFacebookSpace of course I meant to say.
1 year, 7 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?
1 year, 7 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.
1 year, 7 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.
1 year, 7 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.
1 year, 7 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!
1 year, 7 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.
1 year, 7 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".
1 year, 7 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.