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Stunning Nude Photo Series Challenges What It Means To Be 'Attractive' (NSFW)

Stunning Nude Photo Series Challenges What It Means To Be 'Attractive' (NSFW)

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:19:44 in Arts

“I actually think this is pretty neat to see demonstrated in photographs even if logically I knew it to be the case.”
TSA Officers Are 'Sitting Ducks' In The Face Of An Attack, Union Says

TSA Officers Are 'Sitting Ducks' In The Face Of An Attack, Union Says

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 05:24:58 in Politics

“"we see physical assaults on our officers on a daily basis ... Not with guns but everyday pushing, shoving, kicking..."

Really? Who would be dumb enough to try that. They'd be arrested so fast their head would spin and I have to imagine they'd never be able to fly again, preventing future altercations.

That being said, their are 50,000 employees, so saying it's 1 a day then for the average TSA employee this will happen once every ~137 years. Yeah, that sounds real tough.”

scottpot on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:00:25

“Exactly.Post 9/11 if you even touch Anybody working in public transportation 'it is a Felony.”

any mouse on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:27:40

“A surprising number of people treat TSA agent very poorly, never understanding that they are assaulting a federal officer and that assaulting a TSA agent is the same legally as assaulting an FBI agent.

I was a supervisor for TSA and most people would back off when I pointed out that if they didn't calm down, they could be treated the same by the courts as they would be if they had done the same thing to an FBI agent. When they figured out that federal prison was not a fun place, most calmed down.

A few I had to remind that if they wanted to fly they had to be nice to me because the airlines would dump them from a flight at my say so. If I was still working for TSA, I would now point out that they could end up on the permanent "no fly" list, which sucks if your job requires you to fly on a regular basis.

That being said, 90% of the people that go through the check points understand that the agents are just doing their jobs and comply without any hassles. About 5% don't fly enough and get very confused, but are OK once the agents help them through the process. About 5% are jerks.

What I found shocking was the number of very prohibited items people thoughtlessly tried to pack. Things like loaded guns, "big Box" sized cans of oven cleaner (explosive at high altitude), and similar things.”
As The Drug War Escalates, SWAT Teams Become 'Bullies With Badges And Guns'

As The Drug War Escalates, SWAT Teams Become 'Bullies With Badges And Guns'

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 16:47:34 in Politics

“The point of this article is that they're not really saving people's butts, mostly they're using excessive force and increasing casualties. So zero or almost zero positives for a whole lot of negative.”
As The Drug War Escalates, SWAT Teams Become 'Bullies With Badges And Guns'

As The Drug War Escalates, SWAT Teams Become 'Bullies With Badges And Guns'

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 16:44:11 in Politics

“The thing is, if they're swat, many people don't want them putting their "precious lives on the line" to begin with, we'd rather see them out of a job. Then, when the job goes wrong and someone is killed who didn't have to be...”
House Fails On Debt Deal As Conservative Groups Balk

House Fails On Debt Deal As Conservative Groups Balk

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 20:12:48 in Politics

“I don't get your point. Was she able to get it before and it's preventing her from getting it now?”

Mr MOTO on Oct 15, 2013 at 20:20:51

“ACA.  I contract so I do not get insurance.  We get through her employer.  It went from $300 family coverage to $900.  So, I looked into ACA.  Bust”
House Fails On Debt Deal As Conservative Groups Balk

House Fails On Debt Deal As Conservative Groups Balk

Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 20:10:17 in Politics

“Perhaps I should write them checks too for helping sink the Republican party.”
Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave, Say Democrats

Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave, Say Democrats

Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 22:42:36 in Politics

“I'd rather we start defaulting than have Dems cave. By caving dems would be setting a terrible precedent and missing a chance of dealing even greater damage to the Republican party.”

Adam L Brinklow on Oct 13, 2013 at 23:06:01

“"Setting" a terrible precedent? The precedent is there. Has been for a while. That's one reason we're in this mess now.”
Gold iPhone Sells Out, Crushing Dreams Of Apple Fans Around The World

Gold iPhone Sells Out, Crushing Dreams Of Apple Fans Around The World

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 15:31:50 in Technology

“The difference: it took him 10 seconds to write that. The dude in the article spent DAYS.”

WSAY on Sep 20, 2013 at 15:41:17

“And you feel that makes a difference?  If you have an iPhone, or you are thinking of buying an iPhone, it makes to be out here reading this article.  ”
Gold iPhone Sells Out, Crushing Dreams Of Apple Fans Around The World

Gold iPhone Sells Out, Crushing Dreams Of Apple Fans Around The World

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 15:30:31 in Technology

“Just to be clear, there is no difference between the gold iPhones and the other iPhones besides the case color, right?”

EnCoggNeeto on Sep 20, 2013 at 15:38:05

“Yep, the only difference is the color. People just want the gold one because it's shiny and new.”
Ben Affleck On The Difference Between Raising Boys And Girls: 'My Son Just Runs Into Walls'

Ben Affleck On The Difference Between Raising Boys And Girls: 'My Son Just Runs Into Walls'

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 19:41:52 in Parents

“It's sad to hear his son has a developmental disability.”
Orangutan Helps Feed Hungry Penguins At Myrtle Beach Safari Park In South Carolina (PHOTO)

Orangutan Helps Feed Hungry Penguins At Myrtle Beach Safari Park In South Carolina (PHOTO)

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 19:47:15 in Good News

“The babies orangutans are being sold to brothels?!?!”

olitenup on Sep 11, 2013 at 20:19:20

“Yes, some end up in brothels.”

Mac MacDonald on Sep 11, 2013 at 20:06:11

“Yes, the Indonesians have been caught using the primates as prostitutes. They will shave them, chain them to a wall next to a mattress, and dress them in lingerie. It is pretty sick.”
Police Groups Furiously Protest Eric Holder's Marijuana Policy Announcement

Police Groups Furiously Protest Eric Holder's Marijuana Policy Announcement

Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 12:17:50 in Politics

“Well I hope this does cost a lot of them their jobs as they clearly don't know what they're talking about”
Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Sequestration

Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Sequestration

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 19:18:03 in Politics

“Makes sense that the Chines post docs would go back to China, but I would imagine for the rest China is still out of the question for cultural differences and what not. ”

sionnachair on Aug 29, 2013 at 19:34:37

“Indeed. But 10-20 years ago, they would have stayed in US universities. Now China is increasing investment and we are decreasing it. Really, really stupid of us.”
Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Sequestration

Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Sequestration

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 15:28:18 in Politics

“My question is where overseas are they going? I would have thought the US is still much better than all of the other alternatives that are all having troubles of their own unless maybe they're planning on going to China, which seems unlikely.”

sionnachair on Aug 29, 2013 at 19:12:36

“Chinese postdocs trained here are returning to China to set up labs there, instead of applying for jobs at US universities. They can get large labs paid for by the government whereas a US university can start them with 2 or 3 people and then they have to fight hard to get NIH money. A lot of high-quality scientific papers are coming from China now. That's fine but if the US doesn't invest now, we are going to lose out like we did in manufacturing.”
U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 23:56:36 in World

“Yes! and I was an Obama supporter. I'd support impeachment if he goes w/o congressional support.”
U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 23:54:20 in World

“Ugh, this sucks but I'm of the opinion it doesn't matter who is president, military industrial complex wins.”
U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria Expected 'Within Days,' Senior American Official Says

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 23:53:20 in World

“That's exactly what I want to do. Let another country take the lead for once or at least wait until the chemical weapons are 100% verified, there's international support, and the international community is begging for our intervention.”

Siobhan R on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:57:07

“Yeah you Odrade!!! I agree. Let's let another country who doesn't have the same deficit we do step up to bat for once. Also, before we get involved...could we pleeeeeease know the facts!!”

blackwednesday on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:00:03

“@Odrade: Ok. I mostly agree, but China & Russia are problematic. They won't support military action under any circumstances...so then what? That pretty much means there won't be a UN mandate.

So, how long do we wait, and what does "taking the lead" mean? Who just starts bombing first? France is itching to fight.”
Silent Circle Shuts Down Silent Mail, Marking Yet Another Encrypted Email Service To Bite The Dust

Silent Circle Shuts Down Silent Mail, Marking Yet Another Encrypted Email Service To Bite The Dust

Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 16:46:09 in Technology

“Anyone know what specifically is the law that forces companies to comply and give the NSA access?”

quincy maxwell on Aug 9, 2013 at 17:31:10

“The Patriot Act. And the Constitution of the NSA.”

didereaux on Aug 9, 2013 at 17:30:30

“At this point the 'law'is whatever the Executive Branch says it is. Most of the time they rely on gobbledygook involving the 'Patriot Act' or FISA, but occasionally they simply fall back on the 'national security' clause.

This country has turned the corner, and if the people do not rise up en mass in huge protests the bus is going over the cliff.”
Women In Physics: No Hiring Bias Against Female Faculty Seen In American Institute Of Physics Study

Women In Physics: No Hiring Bias Against Female Faculty Seen In American Institute Of Physics Study

Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 01:59:36 in Science

“"And, who told the child that Barbie is a female?"
Really??? Very basic observation and deductive skills told the child that Barbie is female. You wouldn't know if you weren't told?

Do you have a source for the claim that more women earned advanced degrees in math than men? I just checked and everything I found said the opposite.”

EvgenyLibek on Jul 25, 2013 at 05:53:21

“LMAO -- you think Barbie is a woman?? You better look again, honey. ”

mike j on Jul 25, 2013 at 03:54:29

“Unless cited, it's the same source women always use.

Imagination.”
Women In Physics: No Hiring Bias Against Female Faculty Seen In American Institute Of Physics Study

Women In Physics: No Hiring Bias Against Female Faculty Seen In American Institute Of Physics Study

Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 01:54:06 in Science

“Oh snap, the infallible Marc Driftmeyer has spoken, sorry KimberlyPeacock, you are wrong!”
Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 20:02:13 in Parents

“Actually, I'm still breastfeeding, so I've got time.  Have you considered lightening up some day?”
Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 19:13:29 in Parents

“I don't get what the big deal with breastfeeding in public is. Why don't they hang around when I stare?!?”

Strywever on Jul 18, 2013 at 19:25:21

“Please tell me you're at least THINKING about growing up some day.”
Lead Paint Trial: Did Industry Promote Product Knowing Of Its Toxic Dangers?

Lead Paint Trial: Did Industry Promote Product Knowing Of Its Toxic Dangers?

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 19:03:12 in Green

“Wow, that read like you were exposed to too much lead based paint as a child.”

mxfw9999 on Jul 18, 2013 at 20:11:58

“Sure do not like the paint of today. that is for sure”
Derivatives Are Weapons Of Slow Economic Destruction: Study

Derivatives Are Weapons Of Slow Economic Destruction: Study

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 20:33:36 in Business

“Well, "The Futures Game: Who Wins, Who Loses, & Why" comes to mind. It even has a section titled "Speculating or Gambling?"

Care to respond to my points or support yours? Simply stating something does not make it true and serves no purpose. I gave concrete examples of how derivatives trading is not necessarily gambling and how derivatives CAN be analyzed.

Let's assume that you're right and for some reason the only analysis that matters is the analysis for stocks in "Security Analysis." My point about call options still holds and yet here's how our conversation roughly went:

You: Stocks can be analyzed, derivatives cannot
Me: Price of call option = price of stock therefore analysis of call option derivative = analysis of stock
You: Still, stocks can be analyzed and derivatives cannot

You are aware that if two things are equal, then any statement you make about one applies to the other, right? Thus either both stocks and some call options can be analyzed or they both cannot be analyzed.”

Syllogizer on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:46:34

“You say you gave "concrete examples", but I didn't see any. Not even one.”
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