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Housing The Homeless Not Only Saves Lives -- It's Actually Cheaper Than Doing Nothing

Housing The Homeless Not Only Saves Lives -- It's Actually Cheaper Than Doing Nothing

Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 16:17:56 in Politics

“If you give housing to the homeless, and food to the hungry, then how will they learn about how much republicans, "Christians", and "conservatives" disapprove of them? How can they be forced by despair, starvation, and death to be more productive for the enrichment of corporations and their investors?”
Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded In New Study (VIDEO)

Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded In New Study (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 11:07:37 in Science

“I was only joking- I own a copy of the codex, and I've noticed that mr. Serafini was probably aware of the Voynich manuscript when he wrote his book. I suppose that the Codex Seraphinianus won't be properly "translated", until Luigi tells us what it says.”

TheWM on Feb 23, 2014 at 11:41:38

“Oh, a joke. My bad. I often miss jokes, and irony, and sarcasm. I'm autisitc. I don't know whether you watch "The Big Bang Theory." The character Sheldon Cooper on that show is autistic. I watch Sheldon in order to try to learn about my shortcomings in interpersonal communication. As far as what the "text" in Serafini's book means: he has said that it's supposed to resemble what an ordinary printed book looks like to a child who can't yet read. That might be as close to a translation as is possible. Maybe I'm wrong about that. Do you think that Serafini actually wrote the book in code and is keeping the key secret? (Or maybe you were joking again. Like I say, I'm somewhat impaired in that area.)”
Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded In New Study (VIDEO)

Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded In New Study (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 21:11:43 in Science

“Sorry, I misspelled,in haste.”

TheWM on Feb 23, 2014 at 09:37:22

“No problem. I'm not sure whether you were asking seriously about understanding the Codex Seraphinianus. It was written in the late 20th century by Luigi Serafini, who has explained what it is. Quite a different case than the Voynich Manuscript, although the two item look somwhat similar.”
GOP Lawmaker: UT-Knoxville Students Can Have 'Sex Week' In 'A Field Full Of Sheep'

GOP Lawmaker: UT-Knoxville Students Can Have 'Sex Week' In 'A Field Full Of Sheep'

Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 14:51:55 in College

“If these legislators can't get laid , they don't get to take it out on everyone else.”
Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded In New Study (VIDEO)

Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded In New Study (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 21, 2014 at 13:53:19 in Science

“Has anybody figured out the Codex Serafinanus, yet?”

TheWM on Feb 22, 2014 at 10:16:24

“(It took me a while, but eventually I figured out that you must be referring to the Codex Seraphinianus.)”
Russian Village Used, Abused, And Forgotten By The Olympics

Russian Village Used, Abused, And Forgotten By The Olympics

Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 23:21:22 in Sports

“I completely concede- I've never even been to West Virginia. I was trying to draw a parallel between two places where powerful interests concerned with profit and image have disregarded the lives, livelihoods, and/or environment of many local people in pursuit of that profit. The "socialist revolution" part was just me being ironic.”
Russian Village Used, Abused, And Forgotten By The Olympics

Russian Village Used, Abused, And Forgotten By The Olympics

Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 18:55:18 in Sports

“Sounds kinda like West Virginia. Maybe we need a good Socialist revolution in both places.”

GaPony on Feb 5, 2014 at 21:11:02

“You don't know anything about West Virginia.”
WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

Commented Feb 4, 2014 at 15:57:53 in Business

“What I've been saying, here, is that the idea of "liberalism" dominating the "mainstream media" (as distinct from the actual existance of a few self-declared "liberal" commentators in the media) has always been a manufactured concept from certain factions of the corporate, "plutocratic", right-wing, like Fox News, and the Heritage Foundation, and others, in order to present radical, extreme, cruel, feudalistic, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, and racist concepts and arguments as if they were necessary to show "balance", further and further driving the discussions of things to the right, and making their repressive, anti-democratic, paranoid, ignorant, fringe-minority views sound more and more normal to more people.”
WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 16:42:28 in Business

“I didn't say all the media are "conservative". I think it's important to note that most of the media are corporate-sponsored, and tend to reflect the interests of the sponsored corporations. It's also important to notice how virtually all broadcast media with any national coverage, and most locally affiliated media as well, is owned by one or another of only six corporations. There are independant outlets, and listener/viewer-sponsored media, as well, of course, but their reach is relatively small, and a fairly good percentage of them are "Christian conservative" in nature, anyway. It's not particularly "funny", or strange that many Fox News consumers are relatively poor, as that has been the target audience- the people who need to be made to hear and see the kind of propaganda that Fox puts out, in order to keep them from politically organizing against the forces that Fox is there to promote and protect. Back a hundred or more years ago, Jay Gould once said something like, " I can afford to hire half of the working class to kill off the other half of the working class". Fox News, etc., is just the modern, cheaper way to attempt that.”

kbishop42 on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:07:11

“I'm really confused by what you're ultimately saying here, honestly. Are you saying that my original comment regarding the existence of a liberal media is inaccurate because Fox News is conservative and controlling the way that the poor and uneducated are thinking through their corporate connections and dominance while the rest of the media is simply reporting facts and only facts?”
WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

Commented Feb 2, 2014 at 17:24:52 in Business

“Actually, the poor do have the ability to "persecute" the rich, when politically organized. that`s why there`s been a concerted effort for the past couple of decades to demonize the term "liberal", and associate that demonization with any and all efforts by the poor, or by working people, or by any organized citizens against corporate power and it`s wealthier beneficiaries. The whole concept of there being a "liberal media", at all (as opposed to a supposedly "fair and balanced" media), is a right-wing think tank fox news manufactured concept and marketing tool in the first place. It`s usually meant to apply to any and all elements of the news and entertainment media that don`t promote the most far-right political, and social positions, seen as most advantageous to the the most wealthy, and their corporations, at any given time. You may have only meant, by the term "liberal media", only those programs where political opinion, speculation, and satire are the subjects, as contrasted with similarly aimed "conservative" programming, but such a narrow definition of "liberal media" isn't how the term is usually used.”

kbishop42 on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:25:30

“If I'm to correctly understand what you are saying, you aren't saying that the poor in America CURRENTLY posses the power to "persecute" the rich in America, but that they COULD if they were to band together or "unionize" politically. Is that correct? If so, then what might that persecution look like? Again, this is purely speculative and hypothetical which is why I rejected the poor as the subject of Perkin's comparison.

Secondly, you're saying that the mainstream media is purely far-right conservative and that there are no media outlets that report the news or commentary from a liberal perspective…is that correct? That the term "liberal media" was concocted by Fox News in order to control the minds of the conservative public. It's funny that Fox News viewers are often associated with being poor, white, Christian, and southern. It seems as though you are arguing that the average Fox News viewer is only concerned with giving money to the very rich without regard to their own situation. Please forgive me if i misunderstood or misrepresented what you are saying and correct me.”
WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 15:41:20 in Business

“There is no big "liberal" media. You probably even know that. Quit with that stale, moulds old canard, already.”

kbishop42 on Jan 30, 2014 at 15:46:26

“Those who want to say that there is no such thing as a "liberal" media have no problem saying that that line of thinking is a product of "conservative" media such as Fox News and Glenn Beck. Would you say that that is a fairly accurate comment to make? Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher are two examples of self-proclaimed progressive liberals who are most certainly members of the media. It isn't wrong to say that there are both liberal and conservative elements to our media. I noticed you qualified liberal media by saying that it is "big". I made no mention of the size or influence, only that Perkins was probably comparing Nazis to the Federal Government and the Liberal (not Conservative) elements of the media...not the poor. The poor do not possess the means to "persecute" the rich the way Perkins described it.”
WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

Commented Jan 30, 2014 at 10:38:26 in Business

“They CREATE the "Fox News bubble" to fool people into believeing that they're indispensable for the running of society, and that there are always "liberals" who want to take away everyone's' "freedom" [to be dominated by the "one percent"].”

skidmarkskivvies on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:49:31

“Nice to see you believe yourself, a majority of one.”
Destiny Hoffman Gets 2-Day Jail Sentence, Serves 5 MONTHS In 'Big Screw-Up'

Destiny Hoffman Gets 2-Day Jail Sentence, Serves 5 MONTHS In 'Big Screw-Up'

Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 15:20:08 in Crime

“We're probably talking marijuana, here, since that's really the only drug that can be detected by "drug screenings" (scince other drugs don't leave a trace in one's system for more than a few hours). I don't mind if she wants to buy more pot. She probably could really use a few good bong hits, after her ordeal.”
Maher On GOP Manliness: 'It's Not Toughness Republicans Love, It's Bullying'

Maher On GOP Manliness: 'It's Not Toughness Republicans Love, It's Bullying'

Commented Jan 25, 2014 at 13:05:05 in Comedy

“Why does every "conservative" solution to things (like Social Security funding) always involve letting some scam artist(s) [Wall Street investment brokers] take the money for something and play with it to enrich themselves on the promise of a better return which never quite materializes? You're already free to put any or all of your own disposable income into any private investment you see fit to, within the law, and gamble to your heart's content. Why mess it up for everybody else?”
21 Vintage Curse Words That Are More Funny Than Offensive Today

21 Vintage Curse Words That Are More Funny Than Offensive Today

Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 21:56:34 in Fifty

“It could have been so much more interesting if someone researched actually archaic curses and swear words from, like, several hundered years ago, or in old regional slang (like Boontling).”

tiredofthesameoldstuff on Jan 17, 2014 at 04:55:37

“Applesauce was a curse word in prohibition times.”
You'll Never Guess What's Hiding Beneath A West Antarctica Ice Sheet (VIDEO)

You'll Never Guess What's Hiding Beneath A West Antarctica Ice Sheet (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 16:24:39 in Science

“Dang! I was hoping for "the Mountains of Madness"!”
This Abandoned Dachshund Always Looks Out For Her Best Friend, A Paralyzed Cat

This Abandoned Dachshund Always Looks Out For Her Best Friend, A Paralyzed Cat

Commented Jan 14, 2014 at 22:09:52 in Good News

“Aw shucks. That's really sweet. A good example we should all be encouraged by. It's even downright Christian.”
'Fuddy Duddy' Reporter Buys Legal Weed For First Time And Destroys It, All In The Name Of Journalism

'Fuddy Duddy' Reporter Buys Legal Weed For First Time And Destroys It, All In The Name Of Journalism

Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 19:06:39 in Media

“I don't know, really, but like with wine grapes and chili peppers, things like climate and growing conditions have as much to do with the results as the particular strain of plant does. I always take a small bud between my fingers and squeeze it a little. If I feel a little stickiness, I assume that there's some resin present, and that the smoke will be pretty good [effective].”
'Mein Kampf' Was A 2013 eBook Bestseller

'Mein Kampf' Was A 2013 eBook Bestseller

Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 18:56:06 in Books

“I doubt that, even to a modern right-wing racist, anti-Semite, or anti-communist, Hitler's loser views about what should be done with German society in the early 1920's will have much relevance, today- especially in light of their known results. I think people are reading it out of curiosity, and because it's cheap, and like the man said, nobody's going to get on your case about just another E book on your Kindle.”
'Fuddy Duddy' Reporter Buys Legal Weed For First Time And Destroys It, All In The Name Of Journalism

'Fuddy Duddy' Reporter Buys Legal Weed For First Time And Destroys It, All In The Name Of Journalism

Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 17:45:37 in Media

“Blue dream ain't the best, anyway.”

catnap52 on Jan 9, 2014 at 18:37:03

“What is the best. It sounds like buying fine wine nowadays.”
Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

Noam Chomsky: U.S. Politics Are Now 'Pure Savagery'

Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 17:49:11 in Politics

“Me. I want to see and hear lots more from him. The far right gets a free ride far too much these days. Enough of a free ride that they've even fooled you into thinking that any real analysis of our political and economic situation that doesn't reflexively blame our problems on loosely and inconsistantly-defined "liberalism", in general, and Obama, in particular, is "far left" by definition, correct?”
Obamacare Logistical Apocalypse Nowhere To Be Seen (Yet)

Obamacare Logistical Apocalypse Nowhere To Be Seen (Yet)

Commented Jan 3, 2014 at 19:19:43 in Business

“It's interesting how there are so many anti-Obamists here still trying to turn this into a negative, thanks to Fox and other right-wing mouthpieces' efforts to propagandize against the ACA on a continuous basis. It must be so so disappointing for them that all these previously uninsured people , who were expected to entertain these "conservatives", with their assumed suffering and dying, are now able to get some healthcare and live their lives instead. It must be horrible to contemplate that many of these folks might be around to vote for Democrats, instead of dying, as the Randian right wing believes they deserve to.”
'It's Dirty Work And It's Often Demeaning Work, But At Least It's Work'

'It's Dirty Work And It's Often Demeaning Work, But At Least It's Work'

Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 19:12:38 in Politics

“What you're referring to is the Republicans-will-do-anything-to-block-anything-that-might-make-Obama-look-good economy. If you think that more de-regulation and tax cuts for the already-wealthy are supposed to help, like Republicans keep saying, then you haven't noticed that those are the things that got us into this economic mess in the first place, and you probably live in that artificial parallell universe that Fox News has made for you.”
Is The Universe A Hologram? Physicists Say It's Possible

Is The Universe A Hologram? Physicists Say It's Possible

Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 22:41:00 in Science

“If it's a hologram, then who's supposed to be projecting it? Is "god" hanging out in that one-dimentional place with no gravity that they speak of?”

Pablito Garcia on Dec 11, 2013 at 23:01:32

“There wouldn't be anything "projecting it". Any more than a hologram in your box of Crackerjacks. It would fold and unfold as it is "viewed" if you will allow the slight anthropomorphism”

meanarchy on Dec 11, 2013 at 23:00:21

“God is the label that simpletons place upon the unknown.”

SpeaktheTruth2008 on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:49:25

“There is no God.”
If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:41:00 in Politics

“Let me take you to DMT space in my fire engine....”
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