“"He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University (where one of his professors was Carl Sagan) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1977. Nye occasionally returns to Cornell as a professor to guest lecture introductory level astronomy and human ecology classes." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Nye”
“In 1976 when I was in the Army, we were not allowed to wear any braids. I had long very straight hair that I eventually had to cut short because there was no way to keep my hair above my collar without braiding it. Using bobby pins alone would not keep my very fine hair up. The rules went into effect because they did not want corn rolls...but seriously in 1976 most of the women of color that I knew wanted no part of corn rolls and I don't remember anyone wearing dreadlocks even in civilian life.”
Runs from Scissors on Apr 3, 2014 at 09:24:14
“Interesting how times have changed. Now people in civilian life can wear dreadlocks in professional situations and make it look good.”
“Hitler has been dead a long time, how about we retire the all the Hitler/Nazi references. Let us all just agree to ignore any and all of these references.”
TheDalton on Mar 6, 2014 at 13:50:56
“Just wipe away that part of the world's history?
Why would we do such a thing?”
June25 on Mar 5, 2014 at 19:23:30
“I wish I could but I'm a conservative who post at HP so I just get used to them.”
mattrett on Mar 5, 2014 at 18:05:45
“But in this case, her comparison is correct! It's historically valid. I agree that saying someone is like Hitler/a Nazi over issues that don't involve ethnic cleansing and geopolitical domination, etc., are overstatements.”
donwords on Mar 5, 2014 at 17:18:10
“Have you ever heard the expression, "those who do not know the mistakes of history are bound to repeat them"? Ignoring history is always - ALWAYS- a huge mistake. This nation has gotten very good at it, though. We apparently learned nothing from our disastrous mistakes in Vietnam.”
necrodog on Mar 5, 2014 at 17:03:20
“When the references are correct.....”
bopdaddy on Mar 5, 2014 at 16:03:16
“Loris all who refues to learn from history must relive it again”
Azrael1701 on Mar 5, 2014 at 15:55:41
“If you do not remember the lessons from history, you are doomed to repeat them. That's why we do not ignore these references. Especially if they're well-founded. Just because you don't like what's being said does not make it any less true.”
“Beat me to it, I was just about to post this quote from his speech:
"Today, I thank all those who have once again placed their faith and trust in me and I make this promise: I will not let up, I will insist we work together and I will make this government truly work for those who pay for it."
The truthiness of this statement is truly surprising!”
“You go Jay, keep them frothing about photos so time is wasted and real questions won't be asked. Not that I think Mr. Carney would have a problem with a real question on policy or anything as long as it was relevant but if they aren't getting their collective panties in a bunch over access they would be asking about his selfie. So, I repeat myself "you go Jay"!”
“I had to pay the Government $23 for $75 worth of food stamps - not fraud, don't jump to conclusions.”
Miranda Wrietz on Sep 22, 2013 at 23:55:45
“Never heard of ANYTHING like this. And I grew up in the tri-state area. Did not leave until after the 80's. Sorry, maybe you are thinking about some NJ state program, NEVER had to pay for Food Stamps.”
USAGramma on Sep 22, 2013 at 22:30:31
“My words sometimes don't come out the way I mean them to. I'm not TPublican, I swear!
I didn't mean to accuse, I'm sorry. I'd say it must have been a state law? You sound very sure, so you probably weren't defrauded. I'm trying to understand, as S.N.A.P. is federal.
Anyway, I've been working with the poor for a very long time and I've never, ever heard of buying S.N.A.P. benefits.”
“That is how it works, you pay some money and they give you food stamps. Years ago when I had no job and 3 kids I paid $23.00 for $75 dollars worth of food stamps. That was in the '80s but I don't think it changed but the cost may be different.”
Miranda Wrietz on Sep 22, 2013 at 23:54:41
“Yes, it has changed. They are not "Stamps" and it is called SNAP. There are no longer "coupons" like the oldl days. And even in the OLD days, NO one PAID for food stamps.”
USAGramma on Sep 21, 2013 at 20:23:54
“If you bought food stamps you were committing fraud.”
“Right now it is just a waiting game. Eventually all these old white people will die of old age and their children now grown will bend towards the left if they aren't there already. Trouble is that Medicare is good, geriatric medicine is better, and all those drugs that keep their decaying body parts from stopping services; keep these yesteryear idealizers rolling on. That's it, that's all that one can do. Calling them names, trying to debate them, or shaming them will not work. Half of them can't hear and the other half forgot where they put their teeth. Patience & Peace.”
“Voter fraud is happening but not "in person"....the fraud they should be looking at is absentee voting where older/sicker citizens are being used by the right to vote from home but are their votes really their votes or are the people who help them fill in the forms really filling out the forms with what the voter wants...? I throw that out without any proof whatsoever, but if they can do it , so can I. Plus the Republicans are mum on the subject which makes me believe that it must be happening and they must be involved. Need to research to find out if those still alive really intended to vote Republican or did someone vote for them?”
SteveFromEuless on Aug 17, 2013 at 16:28:02
“In one state study (I think it was Florida), 86% of those filing absentee ballots are white, and @ 60% voted for Romney in the last election.
Of course, when Florida was working on their voting law changes, they did not touch the absentee voting. I wonder why...”
Aug 17, 2013 at 15:04:10
“I didn't start drinking coffee until I was well past age 40. I very rarely drink more than one cup a day but didn't like some of the side effects, I found a coffee that is very mellow (Folger's Morning Blend) that doesn't screw up the system. I still only drink one cup a day and usually after 10 in the morning....at age 60 I don't drink coffee to stimulate me - I drink it to break up the monotony of the midday retirement doldrums. It gives me a chance to sit and think while I plan the rest of my day. I usually do everything I need to do before the coffee, then I figure out what fun things to do for the rest of the time. I could give it up without a problem, but why would I?”
“Jewels aren't worth $53 unless there are those willing to pay and insurance companies willing to insure them; because without insurance, the gems would just be pretty stones. I hate diamonds and all they mean to those who mine them.”
“A diagnosis of terminal stage four colon cancer is not incurable...I know, my daughter survived this cancer TWICE. She lost an ovary & has had several surgeries but as of right now she is cancer free. I hope Mr. Simon doesn't give up, with support from friends and family it is possible to live. My daughter had 3 different chemo treatments lasting for months combined with breast milk from a friend, combined to kill her many inoperable tumors.”
“The whole idea of a high heel is stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Your center of gravity is out of whack when you wear heels, your spine, all your internal organs are affected. Why? Just so you could be a few inches taller, your legs look longer and thinner? That's it? I can't wear heels because I have very flat feet with no arch. But I wouldn't wear them if that wasn't true.
I think a good designer should be able to design a dress that looks as good in flats as it does in heels.
I think heels are for fashion fools and ranks up there with binding feet to make them smaller and having metal bangles added to elongate your neck as other cultures have done.
Sorry to all those who love their heels and will suffer pain & disfigurement to wear them. Really, I mean it . I pity you.”
“No way, I've been around rabbits - no way. The rabbit species survives on being swift and breeding like ....rabbits. But rabbits do not have a robust immune system, if they get wounded they likely will die. They can't fight infections and those growths are certainly not tumors, they are most likely bacterial or fungal in nature - something like a harmless growths, otherwise it would have killed him long ago. They may be so big now that it is harming the rabbit but either way the rabbit is going to die soon anyway. Why the heck is everyone upset about the video? The guy did not cause, make worse, or hinder the rabbit in anyway...really everyone chill the F out, it is funny.....not Monty Python's attack rabbit funny, but amusing in a Ripley sort of way.”
“So no one has a problem with the route taken through U.S. airspace on Tuesday for no apparent reason? Anyone heard of "as the crow flies"? Flights over other nations airspace preferred over water?”
Khun Richard on Jul 11, 2013 at 19:38:49
“Anyone ever heard of 'Great Circle routes'?”
jargonbuster on Jul 11, 2013 at 17:26:40
“Actually, although the Tuesday flight route looks longer, it's actually shorter due to the world's curvature, and it's preferable to fly over other nations, because then you can make emergency landings or refuel. Bad idea to fly all the way across an ocean..”
“Nothing beats Galaxy Quest where you see Tim Allen's penis. It is the scene iwhere the aliens wake up Tim and he doesn't have his pants on just a shirt and he bends over to find his shoes and there it is! Stopped that about a million times.”