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So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:58:04 in Technology

“You are one wise meercat. If you are actually a wise goat with two black eyes, please forgive my failing eyesight.”
So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

So, Bitcoin Is Crashing

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 21:53:49 in Technology

“Will 50 $4 bills do, because I have a ton of them.”

IBWatching on Dec 6, 2013 at 21:55:55

“We accept any currency except Bitcoins.”
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:48:44 in Politics

“I assume the question was rhetorical. Are there any other constituents?”
Another Georgia Republican Forgot The Camera Was Rolling, Accidentally Spoke His Mind

Another Georgia Republican Forgot The Camera Was Rolling, Accidentally Spoke His Mind

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:46:07 in Politics

“I did not know that Georgia Republicans are followers of Pol Pot, a man who never met a preexisting condition which could not be cured by a bullet if he was feeling flush, or a spade if he was not. Their insurance rates were to die for, and only those anti-social enough to have a preexisting condition, medical, socioeconomic or moral had to worry.”
Jan Brewer Under Fire Over Her Administration's Child Abuse Failures

Jan Brewer Under Fire Over Her Administration's Child Abuse Failures

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 08:03:23 in Politics

“An excellent point!”
Jan Brewer Under Fire Over Her Administration's Child Abuse Failures

Jan Brewer Under Fire Over Her Administration's Child Abuse Failures

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 00:09:01 in Politics

“There has clearly been a failure to use the correct semantics in papering over the cracks. "Unworthy of investigation" sounds so much less good than "Unfounded after investigation". Doesn't Arizona have at least one trained PR flack on the payroll?”

plaidsportcoat on Dec 1, 2013 at 01:10:31

“Yes, but they didn't fund the public school that it went to....”
Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 00:01:29 in Travel

“Agreed. Every time I fly across the continent in 5 hours, I muse on it being not much more than a century away from being a 3 month trip on a Calistoga wagon. Although flying is not exactly a spa experience, I often wish the loud complainers could be sent on that Calistoga ride, and not just to get them off the plane and out of earshot.”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 20:20:01 in Politics

“Yes, knowledge is so overrated. Stupidity so underrated.”
What Happened To Jesse After The 'Breaking Bad' Series Finale?

What Happened To Jesse After The 'Breaking Bad' Series Finale?

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 21:02:12 in TV

“So, basically you think that he went to the dogs.”
Vatican Unveils Bone Fragments Said To Be St. Peter's (PHOTOS)

Vatican Unveils Bone Fragments Said To Be St. Peter's (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 21:37:10 in Religion

“Thank you Keith Richard.”
Trey Radel's Promising Career Derailed By Cocaine Bust

Trey Radel's Promising Career Derailed By Cocaine Bust

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 14:34:46 in Politics

“"It's embarrassing and somewhat insulting for a self-professed alcoholic and drug addict to pretend that he can effectively represent southwest Florida in the U.S. Congress." To us on the outside looking in, it seems entirely appropriate. I predict a landslide reelection.”
White House Reporters Question Limits On Photo Access At Press Briefing

White House Reporters Question Limits On Photo Access At Press Briefing

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 18:37:44 in Media

“If the press were a little more worried about the written word, and a little less fixated on shiny objects, they might actually become reporters once again.”
Craig Cobb, White Supremacist, Arrested On 3 Counts Of Terrorizing

Craig Cobb, White Supremacist, Arrested On 3 Counts Of Terrorizing

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 22:32:49 in Politics

“Largest chunk of minority in that area. Bummer.”
Rob Ford's TV Show Canceled After One Episode, Because Duh

Rob Ford's TV Show Canceled After One Episode, Because Duh

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 22:25:19 in World

“The animals had lawyered up, and got out of being on the show.”
Trey Radel Arrested In October For Possession Of Cocaine

Trey Radel Arrested In October For Possession Of Cocaine

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 22:16:15 in Politics

“How else could one live with that kind of job performance? I would hate to think that any of them are phoning in that performance whilst in full charge of their faculties.”

klpatrick4 on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:24:31

“It does at least begin to explain the recent behavior of much of the GOP.”
Dinosaur Brain Structure Modeled From Birds & Alligators In New Study

Dinosaur Brain Structure Modeled From Birds & Alligators In New Study

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 18:25:47 in Science

“If they used enough radiolabel, the brains could cook themselves, and then the consumer.”
Dayna Morales, Waitress And Marine, Denied Tip Because Of Her 'Gay Lifestyle' (UPDATE)

Dayna Morales, Waitress And Marine, Denied Tip Because Of Her 'Gay Lifestyle' (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 21:42:44 in Gay Voices

“Can we get Richard Cohen to explain why this is not homophobia? He can explain his use of neutral non-emotive terms like nauseating, retching, and gut-wrenching as referring to the food.”
This Louisiana Official Hates It When Mexicans Learn

This Louisiana Official Hates It When Mexicans Learn

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 21:30:24 in Latino Voices

“And they contain lots of paper sheets for rolling your own, which for some unknown reason are covered with strange symbols, and consolidated together in things called "books". Probably a way of mixing satanism in with the drug culture, and many people are so zonked that they sit in libraries and spend hours staring at these sheets of paper sequentially whilst they decide which one to use. However Mr Toups has found that there is a legitimate use for "books" in the privy, which only involves tearing off the first available sheet.”
Dr. John Black Accused Of Squirting Drain Cleaner On Woman's Sex Organs

Dr. John Black Accused Of Squirting Drain Cleaner On Woman's Sex Organs

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 11:46:32 in Crime

“Who says the vinegar was undiluted? There is no standard strength for vinegar as an acetic acid solution. Sounds like a case of careless handling of wash bottles, although lye drain cleaners usually contain sodium hydroxide (cheaper), and certainly not at pH 12, (try 14-15) so that wash bottle was probably for cleaning glassware or sterilization. Nevertheless, still a stupid, careless, and unprofessional error. Acetic acid washes are certainly used in the mouth when visualizing potential oral cancers, so that may work when looking for other mucous membrane tumors, which presumably is the main reason for this procedure to begin with.”
Troubled Youth Prison Company Wins <em>Even More</em> Contracts

Troubled Youth Prison Company Wins Even More Contracts

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 11:29:17 in Business

“Yes, Mountainman was simply starving the downstream institutions of a revenue stream, which would seem pretty anti-social to Rick Scott. Once you think Floridian, you can never go back (to humanity).”
Climate Change May Magnify Toxic Chemical Dangers

Climate Change May Magnify Toxic Chemical Dangers

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:45:07 in Green

“I think that there are two reasons why sulfates have had the acidification effects that I am defending. The first is that SO3, or SO2 which gets oxidized up to +6 either as SO2 or as sulfite, forms sulfuric acid, which tends to enucleate water droplets, with the result that most of it precipitates from plumes relatively locally. So the major effect is mainly downwind, and localized to a few hundred miles of the sulfur source. Furthermore, most of the precipitation into water is into fresh water, which has much less mineral content, and hence much less buffering capacity than seawater. So the effect of the sulfuric acid is localized, and not ameliorated much by the water. In contrast, in the ocean it is going into a carbonate-bicarbonate buffering system of substantial capacity. Its effect there is simply to blow off some CO2, and leave the pH relatively unaltered. If however that buffering system is already being driven in the other direction by increased CO2 partial pressures, then the corresponding quantity of CO2 will not be blown off, and pH will fall. But there is vastly more bicarbonate in the ocean buffering system (~15 trillion tons) than sulfuric acid we add in acid rain, (assume coal 1% S by weight, x3 for sulfate conversion, no scrubbing, multiply 2011 coal burn by 100 gives 23 billion tons of sulfate produced industrially, 100% into ocean) so bicarbonate equilibria end up having much more effect than sulfuric acid deposition.”

mbkeefer on Nov 14, 2013 at 16:07:37

“You are forgetting that all the fresh water ends up in the oceans and well mixed there. The impact of the sulfides is a million times that of CO2. That 23 billion tons of sulfate has the impact of 23 trillion tons of CO2 on the sea water. Coal fired power has to be retired as the number one priority. Not only because it puts the most CO2 in the atmosphere for the electricity generated, but because when flue gases are not stripped of the sulfides it is ruining the oceans.”
Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Video Of White Supremacist Learning He Is 14 Percent Black May Be The Best Thing Ever

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 22:48:15 in Black Voices

“As long as all of that DNA was from the pale three-fifths allowed for in the Constitution, he is still honorary (not honorable) white. Well known fact I just made up. I hear a job at Fox calling me.”
Richard Cohen Defends Column: 'Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful'

Richard Cohen Defends Column: 'Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 22:39:31 in Media

“Nice to see a precise delineation of what he wrote. He could take a few writing and thinking lessons from you, and then he might be able to put together a coherent column for his pay.”
Richard Cohen Defends Column: 'Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful'

Richard Cohen Defends Column: 'Word Racist Is Truly Hurtful'

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 22:29:30 in Media

“Satire is a form of wit, and whatever else that column was, it was certainly witless.”
Jon Stewart Blasts '60 Minutes' For 'Sort Of Acknowledging' Benghazi Story Was 'Total Bullsh*t'

Jon Stewart Blasts '60 Minutes' For 'Sort Of Acknowledging' Benghazi Story Was 'Total Bullsh*t'

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 13:59:23 in Comedy

“Nice to hear from inside the bubble. Of course it is just covering for Obama when people believe a story, which is somewhere between unbelievable and ludicrous, is unlikely to be true. More likely, the CBS audience is as geriatric as the Fox audience, so has to be fed similar factoids. Did you find his story credible? Would you have found it less credible if he had told you that he had already given a different version to his employers?”
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