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by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: heroes of the day
Replies: 463
Views: 30963

Re: heroes of the day

Based solely on western press headlines, I'm starting to despair about Libya. And what the hell happened to the UN consideration of making Libya a no-fly zone? I fear even if it does get off the ground (pun intended) it's going to be too little, too late. wouldnt a no fly zone need to have air supe...
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 14:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: heroes of the day
Replies: 463
Views: 30963

Re: heroes of the day

Based solely on western press headlines, I'm starting to despair about Libya. And what the hell happened to the UN consideration of making Libya a no-fly zone? I fear even if it does get off the ground (pun intended) it's going to be too little, too late. wouldnt a no fly zone need to have air supe...
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 13:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

I am not suggessting that nibbling at the edges is going to solve the fiscal problems we face. I am insisting that spending pissing away money on frivolities (CPB, NEA, NEH, NASA)* while making real cuts to the big three (defense, the health care dole and Social Security) is going to be perceived as...
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 13:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1219
Views: 57918

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Maybe now he'll ask us to leave, rather than asking us to stay then bitching to the world of how we're doing the job. This kind of shit happens in wars and counter-insurgency campaigns. It is unavoidable and completely predictable.* That is why a wise and realistic leader thinks twice or thrice bef...
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 12:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1219
Views: 57918

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Making friends and influencing people. Cousin of Afghan President Is Killed in NATO Raid This is the third serious case of civilian casualties in three weeks. Last week, NATO forces mistakenly killed nine boys gathering firewood in Kunar Province. Hearts and minds. We can't lose after we win those.
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

I don't see this as cutting away underbrush or a win in any meaningful way. NPR costs almost nothing and provides something of a public good even if only marginally. I don't think you will find better coverage of the financial crisis or healthcare than what the Planet Money guys put together. Shoul...
by J sub D
10 Mar 2011, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

dbcooper wrote:So when is that fuck-stain Peter King getting extradited to the UK to face charges of supporting terrorism?
I love ya, db. I'm of Irish descent (as if it matters) and wholeheartedly agree.
by J sub D
09 Mar 2011, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

And another teacher is hounded out of a job after a porn past comes to light: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/03/08/2011-03-08_tera_myers_exporn_star_loses_teaching_gig_in_st_louis_after_student_discovers_he.html?obref=obinsite Because what we really need is to chase away motivated te...
by J sub D
09 Mar 2011, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 193948

Re: Market Failure!

As a person with short, simian legs; I have had to employ my tool using abilities and hem most of my pants. Yes I do the sewing in my family and I'm comfortable enough in my masculinity to announce it. Mothers should teach all of their children how to sew and cook as these are useful skills for sur...
by J sub D
08 Mar 2011, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12326
Views: 795922

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Awesome.
"He is intelligent but conversation with him suggests mental issues of some sort are present in his personna,'' Officer Thomas James wrote in his report.
Ya think?
by J sub D
08 Mar 2011, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

Hugh Akston wrote:With no RoboCop statue to boot.
We'll get the (yay!) privately funded RoboCop statue. Still, vegetation is relentless and it will be covered in vines amidst the ruins.
by J sub D
08 Mar 2011, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

lunchstealer,
If it's any consolation, the depopulation of the Motor City continues. This will all be ruins being reclaimed by wilderness in 45 more years.
by J sub D
08 Mar 2011, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

Detroit City Council to honor Chrysler for Super Bowl ad featuring Eminem

Yet the pressing business of designating a city legume remains unaddressed.
by J sub D
07 Mar 2011, 11:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2575
Views: 115163

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Ok, then how about Dynasty or Twin Peaks? Was Dynasty the one with the divas in an epic bitch fight? Probably. It's one of those shows I remember my mom watching and driving me to go to my room and read. Thank you Dynasty , I would not be as well read were it not for you. Nice to know that some thi...
by J sub D
07 Mar 2011, 10:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Trips You've Taken / Want to Take
Replies: 144
Views: 12095

Re: Trips You've Taken / Want to Take

pistoffnick wrote:We are planning a trip to LA this spring. I've never been. What do you who have been (or live there) suggest?

On the list so far:
Disneyland
SeaWorld
Zoo
Santa Monica Pier
China town (Daddy wants to EAT!)
The Whisky a Go Go.
by J sub D
07 Mar 2011, 09:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: when good books go bad on film
Replies: 50
Views: 4722

Re: when good books go bad on film

I, Robot.
by J sub D
07 Mar 2011, 09:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Yet another thing nobody could have foreseen
Replies: 226
Views: 19604

Re: Yet another thing nobody could have foreseen

Protest Organizers Ordered to Shut Offices in Iraq Two political parties that led demonstrations in Baghdad over the past two weeks said on Monday that security forces controlled by Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki had ordered them to close their offices. The actions came amid growing concerns t...
by J sub D
03 Mar 2011, 12:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What the Market Likes
Replies: 278
Views: 17285

Re: What the Market Likes

Jake wrote:
J sub D wrote:The market likes

Aristotle but not Plato
Herbert Hoover but not Franklin Roosevelt
Art Linkletter but not Alex Trebek
The market likes orphans/foundlings?
Damn! I thought that one would be hard.
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by J sub D
03 Mar 2011, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Why don't we have a thread for good things anymore?
Replies: 94
Views: 6615

Re: Why don't we have a thread for good things anymore?

Happy Birthday Timothy. I slaved for hours in the kitchen over this, I hope you appreciate it.
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Post something once in a while, dammit.
by J sub D
03 Mar 2011, 11:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What the Market Likes
Replies: 278
Views: 17285

Re: What the Market Likes

The market likes

Aristotle but not Plato
Herbert Hoover but not Franklin Roosevelt
Art Linkletter but not Alex Trebek
by J sub D
03 Mar 2011, 10:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sadly, I'm sure the answer to the question is no.
Replies: 45
Views: 3479

Re: Sadly, I'm sure the answer to the question is no.

i couldn't get through the vid. huckabee probably has a great deal of political intelligence, or at least enough to continue to float on for many a year. Sarah Palin has been riding higher politically than the ignorant hillbilly whackjob preacher for 2 ½ years. She must be a friggin' genius. Fact i...
by J sub D
02 Mar 2011, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Supporting assholes, it's a libertarian thing
Replies: 37
Views: 2420

Re: Supporting assholes, it's a libertarian thing

Also, as libertarians shouldn't we be in favor of legalizing blackmail? Some people call it blackmail, we call it profitable exploitation of natural resources. Or 'Post-Hoc Non-Disclosure Agreements' I may be wrong from a legal standpoint, but wouldn't committing blackmail over a criminal act makes...
by J sub D
02 Mar 2011, 11:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Supporting assholes, it's a libertarian thing
Replies: 37
Views: 2420

Supporting assholes, it's a libertarian thing

I've gotta agree with SCOTUS here, though I am hugely disappointed that the opinion wasn't unanimous. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving familie...
by J sub D
02 Mar 2011, 10:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 428209

Re: OFFS

thoreau wrote:My understanding as somebody outside that field is that lots of theories say lots of things about the quantum nature of space and time, and nobody knows if those things are true.
This understanding is apparently shared by everybody inside the field.
by J sub D
02 Mar 2011, 10:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: villians of the day
Replies: 158
Views: 13607

Re: villians of the day

dbcooper wrote:I'll try and put them all in a shipping container and send it to NYC - Mo, you can divvy it up and distribute to the rest of the gryll massive.
I call dibs on the tent collection!