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Steve Stockman To Challenge John Cornyn For U.S. Senate Seat

Steve Stockman To Challenge John Cornyn For U.S. Senate Seat

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:17:50 in Politics

“Go baggers ! Help speed up the re-bluing of Texas.”

cdr1174 on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:23:21

“Not in your lifetime”
Antarctica Hit Record Cold Temperature So Ridiculously Low It Hurts Just Hearing About It

Antarctica Hit Record Cold Temperature So Ridiculously Low It Hurts Just Hearing About It

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 22:42:30 in Green

“Hm, what's that smell ?

"The American Free Press (AFP) is a publication launched by Willis Carto, who previously published Spotlight magazine through his now-defunct Liberty Lobby, an organization worked with racist anti-segregationists and neo-Nazi holocaust deniers. AFP was launched by Carto in August 2001 following the court-ordered closure of Spotlight. Many of the staff of Spotlight continued on with American Free Press.
Carto continues to publish deceptive materials in which history is treated as a huge Jewish conspiracy. During the war with Iraq, for example, his Barnes Review attempted to exploit anti-war sentiment by publishing fake whistleblower memos on media bias in the Iraq war, which cast the Iraq war as a conspiracy by "Jews who run the media and government."”
Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms Capable Of Evading Metal Detectors, X-Ray Machines

Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms Capable Of Evading Metal Detectors, X-Ray Machines

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:18:36 in Politics

“Incorrect.”

Steve41 on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:05:53

“Let me be more clear. The current ban on plastic guns(already renewed by the House) makes it illegal to produce, sell or carry a plastic firearm unless you(essentially) work for the CIA or NSA. Schumer's alteration to the bill would require 1 metal part in those plastic guns produced(again for the NSA and CIA). If you can come up with any way this makes the streets safer, please let me know what it is. If not, Schumer should STHU and vote to pass the renewal as is.”

Steve41 on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:27:34

“Wow, what a well reasoned response. If I say I am correct will you stick out your tongue and say "nu'uh"?”
Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms Capable Of Evading Metal Detectors, X-Ray Machines

Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms Capable Of Evading Metal Detectors, X-Ray Machines

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 14:04:53 in Politics

“yes of course - any law is totally useless because it can be broken.

smh.”

ilovemyrights on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:31:12

“No. There are lots of laws that are really good, like getting the names of the mentally ill into NICS so that we can stop them from buying guns. That would have stopped the massacres at VT, Aurora, Giffords and Sandy Hook at least.”

Steve41 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:11:26

“No, however any law that will only be detected after someone has already committed a more serious offense is beyond useless.”
Ronald Westbrook, Alzheimer's Sufferer, Fatally Shot Knocking On The Wrong Door

Ronald Westbrook, Alzheimer's Sufferer, Fatally Shot Knocking On The Wrong Door

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:09:07 in Crime

“YOU are the problem.”

mental imagery on Dec 9, 2013 at 13:09:52

“No, the problem is a man with dementia was allowed to wander around the neighborhood and then try to get into someone else's home and the homeowner's fiance had something to say about it.”
Ronald Westbrook, Alzheimer's Sufferer, Fatally Shot Knocking On The Wrong Door

Ronald Westbrook, Alzheimer's Sufferer, Fatally Shot Knocking On The Wrong Door

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:04:31 in Crime

“I agree with the sentiment - but i'd rather see Hendrix prohibited from ever owning a firearm, than put in jail.

Alas, neither is remotely likely to happen.”

GrumpyOldManFL on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:10:30

“If he's in jail he won't have access to a firearm (supposedly). He'll have to do with hand-made shivs to do his killing and, in that case, he might have a legitimate reason for defending himself.”
Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 11:16:05 in World

“When did Fred Willard become President of Germany ?”

malander on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:37:29

“Great minds think alike.”
huffingtonpost entry

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 11:02:43 in Media

“"Clift says that the Obama administration is "pulling off" Obamacare and that as a result, Buchanan and Zuckerman will be able to get mental health coverage."

Ha ! Good for Eleanor.”

Tim Moore on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:18:33

“They desperately need it.”
8 Ridiculously Cheap Superfoods Less Than $1 Per Serving

8 Ridiculously Cheap Superfoods Less Than $1 Per Serving

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 10:56:31 in Healthy Living

“Dried beans - (if you can just remember to soak them overnight) - sooo much cheaper and better than canned.”

Czechster on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:24:03

“Pintos with onion, garlic, spices, and a little lean ham are our favorite. We soak them overnight and slow cook for eight hours. It’s a great meal with cornbread.”
Behold The Monkey Jesus ... And The Zombie Jesus: WEIRD NATIVITY SCENES

Behold The Monkey Jesus ... And The Zombie Jesus: WEIRD NATIVITY SCENES

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 10:12:08 in Weird News

“My fave too - and i expect it would be even cooler when put away into that box/manger. An abstract square mosaic, with all the elements of the nativity. Minimalist heaven, so to speak.”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 17:59:09 in Green

“I really can not see any rhyme or reason to it - political, civility, or otherwise. It seems more like bot hinkyness to me. And i'm not sure it matters which one it is - the result is close to intolerable either way.”

Walter Lampton on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:24:50

“Control is very important . Thats why the gap is so wide and progress is never shared .”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 17:01:59 in Green

“Yes, saw the 'freerider' Alec scam story in The Guardian and referenced it here, though without posting a link. Still no sign of what really could/should be a top banner story repeated at HP yet. Maybe next month ?

Sideboob daily is so aggravatingly clueless and horrendously moderated - and yet, still a more attractive forum than most others.”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 15:58:37 in Green

“"going without in general in this day and age it is unacceptable"

The very nut of our troubles, i believe.

Agree about gutting DOD. But not at all about our non-negotiable carbon footprint. That sucker is a millstone around our necks.”

jbkorn02 on Dec 7, 2013 at 17:41:23

“And nothing is even being discussed to reduce that footprint. They may act like it once in a while but never intend on changing.”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 15:54:25 in Green

“So, your focus is the irrelevant and wrong. I think we guessed as much already.

IPCC does not suggest any cooling trend, via leak or in its formal report.

http://www.livescience.com/39801-ipcc-climate-report-best-leaks.html

"climate scientists, including several who have contributed to the intermittent assessments, dismissed the skeptics' assertion as a facile and misguided reading of the voluminous analysis" - HP”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 15:26:06 in Green

“Imagine a dense urban or even suburban neighborhood where every resident ran a generator.

We got something like this in the wake of Hurricane Ike, when power was out for about two weeks for our area. It was hellish, in terms of noise and exhaust. And not a few houses burned down, or else sleeping residents were poisoned, from misused generators.

Not launching any attack at you, or anyone who uses them. But i can't get past the simple proposition - what if EVERYONE cranked them up ? It doesn't scale. Behind this - i submit, isn't it possible, or remotely conceivable, to go without for limited periods of time, ever ? As we did.”

jbkorn02 on Dec 7, 2013 at 15:40:36

“And when it comes to going without in general in this day and age it is unacceptable. Some people don't even have landlines any longer and rely on their computers and cell phones. This could all be solved if our government took a bit of our tax money out of the defense budget (which is about 100 times more than we need) and put some money into our infrastructure upgrading our power so there are enough backups and new technology so we need not worry.”

jbkorn02 on Dec 7, 2013 at 15:37:31

“Where I lived in Cook County Illinois (just south of Chicago) the power would go down and they didn't care one bit about the customer. It could be done storming (I understand them not climbing poles in lightning) for hours and we would drive around to look for Com Ed trucks and when we found them any time in the night the workers were standing around not knowing what to do next (my dad worked with the power company so I remember him actually getting out of the car when I was little to yell at the workers). If that is why I am unable to watch tv or open the fridge then I think I should use my generator at every change. Of course if the power does go down (been lucky in new area) I'm not going to start that thing up unless it was down for some time. It's not just a switch you flip on (was only about $200).”
Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Cold Snap Hits Large Swath Of U.S., Leaving Thousands Without Power

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 15:19:52 in Green

“Both terms are still operative, and mean specific, different things. Nobody 'changed' the usage of either name.

It's been the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - since 1988.

"For most of the 1970s, nobody knew. So "inadvertent climate modification," while clunky and dull, was an accurate reflection of the state of knowledge.

The first decisive National Academy of Science study of carbon dioxide's impact on climate, published in 1979, abandoned "inadvertent climate modification." Often called the Charney Report for its chairman, Jule Charney of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, declared: "if carbon dioxide continues to increase, [we find] no reason to doubt that climate changes will result and no reason to believe that these changes will be negligible."3

In place of inadvertent climate modification, Charney adopted Broecker's usage. When referring to surface temperature change, Charney used "global warming." When discussing the many other changes that would be induced by increasing carbon dioxide, Charney used "climate change."

Within scientific journals, this is still how the two terms are used. Global warming refers to surface temperature increases, while climate change includes global warming and everything else that increasing greenhouse gas amounts will affect." - NASA”

mpeeps on Dec 7, 2013 at 15:27:14

“Very well done...”
Gulf Restoration Projects, Paid For By BP Fund, Announced By Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Gulf Restoration Projects, Paid For By BP Fund, Announced By Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 13:26:44 in Green

“$1b down on remediation fund.

$25b BP's profit 2012

$18b max fine possible for DH spill.

$20b recent revenue from bp selling off a few assets.

Just some approx numbers, for perspective.”
The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 10:29:22 in World

“"All he had to do was nothing" - best line on W i've read in some time. F/F”
The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 10:27:19 in World

“Handy link, thanks. But i don't think sdave is endorsing Reagan, as much as condemning today's GOP. The point has been made that they are really exactly the same. Not so sure about that. Today's crop seems far more berserker crazy than ever to this observer.”
The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 10:22:55 in World

“Correct. He gets way way too much credit for his non-veto.”
The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 09:27:45 in World

“"human activity couldn't possibly affect climate, and it's sheer librul vanity to think it ever could..."

/s”
17 Little Things That Will Send You Into A Fit Of Rage

17 Little Things That Will Send You Into A Fit Of Rage

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:50:44 in Comedy

“I guess the old shredding security seal on cd jewel cases is pretty much obsolete now ?”
17 Little Things That Will Send You Into A Fit Of Rage

17 Little Things That Will Send You Into A Fit Of Rage

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:46:31 in Comedy

“LD vs blister pak

classic Curb - S07E02”
This Powerful Nelson Mandela Photo Is A Reminder To Keep The Faith

This Powerful Nelson Mandela Photo Is A Reminder To Keep The Faith

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:38:42 in Impact

“Ha. Nice pic. Clicked and saved immediately.”
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