(cf. Slippery Slope; Give them an inch, they'll take a mile)
"One of things that can save scenes of sexual violence is if it is clearly aversive - or off-putting. And we took the view that that is the case with The Killer Inside Me."Found HERE
British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) director David Cooke
(cf. Global Warming Alarmists' consensus)
"When in 1723, naturalist Jean Andre' Peyssonel proposed that corals might be animals, he was functionally expelled from the French Academy of Sciences."Found HERE and HERE
"In 1723 the naturalist Jean Andre Peyssonel proposed to the French Academy of Sciences that corals are animals. His view was derided, and he subsequently abandoned scientific work."
"...the man alleged to be the frontman and chief rabble-rouser for #FuckFBIFridays – a weekly event in the Anonymous calendar – had been cheering on attacks against law enforcement systems from behind an FBI desk..." [emphasis added]Found HERE
TheUSofA wrote:Found HERE
"Accountability barely exists in America, all quarters.
Whether it’s a war based on trumped up facts or brazen financial crimes. Government has turned into enablers, starting with the Republicans over the past 30 years have been the main enablers, the root of this massive transfer of wealth. Then picked up and continued by Democrats (i.e Bill Clinton and Glass-Steagall) who also turned into enablers.
The banks run fiscal policy. Wall Street makes risky bets and rake in the profits from it. When they fail, they run to the Government (Too Big To Fail). Privatize the profits and socialize the losses.
Politicians (both sides) are bought and paid for by corporations and Wall Street. Now the Supreme Court (the rot hasn’t escaped the highest court of the land either) has determined that money is speech which only further exacerbates the problem and gives moneyed interests even greater ability to buy influence in elections.
Give me a politician that doesn’t take a check from Wall Street and you have my vote. Until then taxpayers and the greater wealth of the nation will continue to be looted by a handful of moneyed interests. Dec 03, 2011 2:35am EST "
"As far as disproving AGW I don’t think that is possible. It is not a scientific (falsifiable) theory but a religion. Unless you count the four IPCC global forecasts with confidence ranges as predictions of the AGW theory. If so, AGW was disproven by the IPCC 4 times … four projections all wrong … the earth is colder than all four of the coldest possible projection. The IPPC will start working on a new report within a year … I am sure they will produce another equally fine projection of global climate."Found HERE
"Adobe's biggest problem is that they cannot read a format, that they invented, with a reader smaller than 65MB. Free readers like Foxit can do it and without the vulnerabilities."Found HERE
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"On the web, articles you have to pay for might as well not exist. Even if you were willing to pay to read them yourself, you can't link to them. They're not part of the conversation."Found HERE
". . .medical textbooks say that an embryo becomes a fetus at the end of the eighth week."Found HERE
Markus Grompe, MD, Oregon Health & Science University and 32 other individuals
"Remember Obama’s declaration to NOT use federal funds to go after the MMJ [Medical Marijuana] users and providers in states whose citizens had voted to make it legal??? I remember. There is a ground swell of others who will also remember that he has broken that declaration-come the next election.Found HERE
"The zealous right-wing and the zealous left-wing both want the state - and of course, themselves as leaders of the state - to tell people what to do."Found HERE Ultimate Resource 2 by Julian L. Simon (Princeton University Press, October, 1996)
"The best piece of software created by Symantec is the Norton Removal Tool"Found EVERYWHERE
"On the front of every abortion clinic should be a sign proclaiming, 'Proudly Fighting Future Global Warming – One Fetus At A Time'"
N.B. No babies = No Carbon Footprints
"On the front of every Gay Marriage License should be a section, in BOLD, proclaiming, 'Proudly Fighting Global Warming – One Gay Sex Encounter At A Time'"
N.B. No babies = No Carbon Footprints
"Wake up! Nothing has changed. Same wars, same bailouts, same destruction of the middle class, same Secretary of Defense, same Homeland Security, same Patriot Act, same Gitmo Prison. SAME, not CHANGE."March 2011 comment by YouTube user, onthewall888, Found HERE
"Peer reviewed journals just prove that the echo chamber remains soundproof. "Found HERE - 'Russneal' in comments section, approx. 02-21-2011
The only conflict this guy is a veteran of is the 'War on Drugs', and in that, he was an enemy combatant!!
open source 11 months ago
After much research I have written “The Free Software Guide”
Get it here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3445... I would love if you could give me some feedback on it.
ffgold 11 months ago
@35 [ED: i.e. "open source" commenter, above]
Here's my feedback: put the PDF somewhere where it can be downloaded without having to sign up to Facebook or Scribd.
"Cowards thoughtlessly use overwhelming force as a first choice in inappropriate situations because they are, well they are cowards. They should test police for cowardliness in the presence of a minor threat and remove them if they over react, as cowards with guns are a threat to innocent people everywhere."Found HERE, (user "overdoneputaforkinit") Date: 08/12/2010 10:23 AM
"RealOne/RealPlayer... is intrusive and annoying beyond belief and I am not willing to reinstall it on my machine (it was hard enough to get rid of it completely in the first place) nor do I want to encourage others to have it."Eszter Hargittai ('The Small Print' section, near bottom)
"If I look at a gas and see blue, then the color of the gas is blue. That's what the word 'color' means."Bill Beaty
"Godwin's Law is more for things like discussions on whether coffee or tea is better, with the tea lover calling the coffee lover a Nazi since Hitler liked coffee. Discussions on, say, comparing a certain president - who invades countries on false pretenses, tries to establish a police state in his own country, calls people who disagrees with him 'traitors', kills hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and calls it 'collateral damage', and so on - with Hitler would not invoke Godwin's Law since there is a reasonable basis for a comparison."Evilest Doer (969227), July 04 2007)
"Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up."Hosea 13:16
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity...Isaiah 13:11-16
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15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
"This song is about Paul's conversion, as told in the Acts of the Apostles. The verses retell the story as a present-day singer trying to get a gig. It uses several metaphores in a stream-of-conscienceness style."Andrew, Apex, NC, comment on songfacts.com
"...the Thermodynamics laws were bent over like a pig in a redneck's barn... "Needs source, Joe
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof"Comment written by BK of Flagstaff Hill 6:10pm December 21, 2009
" ...ten cups of weak coffee do not make a pot of strong coffee. "David Sibley
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."Samuel Adams
"...when the user clicked to go back... the options she had picked on the forms had been erased and she had to start over. Talk about a frustrating experience."Eszter Hargittai (HERE)
"U may have juggalo family but thats just like saying you have a family full of retards"YouTube comments HERE from Youtube user kratossse)
"An overburdened, over-stretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people."Jack Welch HERE
"... the band was essentially engineered; designed and recruited by a producer to become successful and make money. Menudo, New Kids on the Block, N'Sync, and Backstreet Boys all also originated this way. Pop music from engineered groups is largely disposable; if you listen to it thirty years later, it's not because you like the chord changes, it's because it reminds you of some aspect of being alive when it was new."Found HERE (comment by akb4 - orange, NJ)
"Where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master. -Ayn Rand"
" "Found HERE
[Nope. Color has many causes: absorption as with dyes, interference as with interference filters, and scattering as with smoke and aerogel. But further, color is a property perceived by humans and created by human retinas and minds response to incoming light. Regardless of the physical mechanism, if blue light comes from an object illuminated with white light, then we say that the object is 'colored blue'. Aerogel is blue/white in color. So are opals. So are thick layers of gas. If I look at a gas and see blue, then the color of the gas is blue. That's what the word 'color' means. The spectral distribution of the light striking the retina is critical, while the details of the physics which produced that distribution are irrelevant, because if it looks blue, it really is blue. Your reasoning is also wrong because, in order to be consistent, we'd have to say that interference coatings and blue-jay feathers and Morpho butterfly wings are NOT COLORED. After all, interference coatings and morpho wings and bluejay feathers are entirely made of transparent materials, and their perceived colors are created by wave interference rather than by dyes. Bluejays are blue, yet there are no blue dyes in their feathers at all. Air is analogous: when air is lit from the side, the air is colored blue, even though the color is created by wave mechanics rather than by selective absorbtion. (And of course air is also red/orange, as during a sunset. The color of air varies with viewing angle. Hmmm. Perhaps you would say that, if the color of an object will change in proportion to angle, then the color is not real?) -billb ]