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by rj40
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nobody respects Obama.
Replies: 52
Views: 7031

Re: Nobody respects Obama.

Yeah, what was the deal with Romney and the dog in his roof? Meh, didn't really convince me to change my vote. Maybe just the choir preaching to the choir. I see a lot of that. Who cares? And I saw the obama drug stuff on the news. If he was still doing it, yeah, maybe a problem. But, from what litt...
by rj40
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This CAN'T Be Right, Can It. The Punt Gun Has Hit
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: This CAN'T Be Right, Can It. The Punt Gun Has Hit

Here is a link to someone who may, at least a bit, agree with you. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/opinion/krugman-the-war-on-the-unemployed.html?ref=paulkrugman&_r=0 And then this: http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/blog/2012/07/03/out-work-airs-saturday-10pm-et-and-sunday-9pm-et-fnc See e...
by rj40
Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nobody respects Obama.
Replies: 52
Views: 7031

Re: Nobody respects Obama.

Yeah, I think there is a fundamental difference between fear and respect. But what about operationally? I might seem to respond to people I respect and others I fear in the same way, but upon closer look, I don't think so - especially if I get to vote for one or the other. At least vote anonymously....
by rj40
Wed May 29, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Progressives Are whining About infrastructure again
Replies: 22
Views: 5659

Re: Progressives Are whining About infrastructure again

I think we saw some of that ARRA money put to work on a bridge near where we live down here. And I think it needed it too. Scary stuff decaying bridges. Not many entities seem to want to pay, or can pay. And then someday it's too late. Having been without it for a period of time, I can say that I li...
by rj40
Sun May 19, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam
Replies: 69
Views: 13714

Re: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam

RE TD: "A lot of ruin in a country." I had not heard or read that. Thanks. I will delve into it. "Pen mightier than the sword." Yeah, a bit trite. I know a very little about Henry and Beckett, but will look into the as well. Yeah, Citizens United. All I *think* I know is what I see on Wikipedia. And...
by rj40
Sat May 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam
Replies: 69
Views: 13714

Re: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam

I can only speak to what I think. But for me, if a politician is saying one thing but getting money (sometimes a lot of money) from individuals or a group or groups that support the opposite, I want to know about it. Or, more realistically, if they are not telling me something they believe in, but i...
by rj40
Sat May 18, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam
Replies: 69
Views: 13714

Re: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam

Indeed it is their money. Legally. But we curtail what others can do with their own money all the time. Still, I see your point. That is one reason why I want donations to be in the open. No hidden or anonymous donations at all. Not the best answer, but I want to know who is giving what.
by rj40
Sat May 18, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam
Replies: 69
Views: 13714

Re: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam

Not sure what to think about technology and Super AI's taking over everything. But the lead up to that could be interesting. We know someone who's very creative kid couldn't find work. Smart, but bad at math and not interested in science. He is now starting to make money designing album covers. Uses...
by rj40
Sat May 18, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam
Replies: 69
Views: 13714

Re: Constitutional Amendment proposal gathering steam

We curtail free speech with respect to lying about someone, or causing a panic (Fire! in a crowded theater). And that without changing the constitution. But I can see that forcing political donors to reveal their identities might curtail who donates to who/m. I think this has been demonstrated in po...
by rj40
Mon May 13, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: School Adiminstrators Confiscate Knife On Camping Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 3229

Re: School Adiminstrators Confiscate Knife On Camping Trip

That kid just got his college education paid for. Laaawwwwwsuuuuuiiiiitttt! Of course, the terms of the settlement will not be disclosed. Just guessing on my part. It looks like the school overreacted and/or decided to stop thinking and blindly follow what they believed to be the rules. As an earlie...
by rj40
Mon May 06, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims calling for the Death of all Athiests.
Replies: 99
Views: 12869

Re: Muslims calling for the Death of all Athiests.

Some of this is starting to sound a bit (only just a bit!) like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cydkTy6GmFA

And the monologue was, apparently, improvised by Welles. I keep hearing Zither music while reading some of these posts.

:D
by rj40
Sun May 05, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US Senators: What Will ITER Really Cost?
Replies: 47
Views: 11210

Re: US Senators: What Will ITER Really Cost?

Are there aspects of ITER that will yield data of use to other fusion projects? So maybe ITER (or similar) will never become commercially viable, but maybe there is valuable data that will help polywell or tri-alpha or whatever? A better way to ask might be, is ITERs design capable of yielding data ...
by rj40
Fri May 03, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Muslims calling for the Death of all Athiests.
Replies: 99
Views: 12869

Re: Muslims calling for the Death of all Athiests.

Thank God I'm an atheist. Well, agnostic actually. I mean, I could be. But maybe not. Oh I don't know. At any rate, it doesn't feel to me that a fear of God or reward in a heaven is controlling my actions. I am not consciously making my decisions based on that. I seem to be doing ok. I follow the la...
by rj40
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colonize another discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Colonize another discussion

One of those typical long-winded "debates" on global warming is happening on Phil Plait's "Bad Astronomy" website. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/04/26/climate_change_new_video_from_the_white_house_lambastes_congressional_deniers.html# I move we colonize that thread like the Pilgrims ...
by rj40
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Obama's America, The Progressive Prison
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Obama's America, The Progressive Prison

Scary stuff. But there is something in US law called Exigent Circumstance. Does it apply here? I don't know, but scary stuff. This situation was extreme, I'll bet it was legal. Now, if this were done to someone because they had bad mouthed an elected official - I'd bet that would be illegal.