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by Mabus_Zero
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home
Replies: 402
Views: 25795

Re: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home

Um, no, not if you know that the results of the development will be used mainly to kill innocent people. Hardly. The evidence from unbiased sources all indicate that the Iranians are fully within their rights in developing a deterrent to Israel's atomic program, given the belligerence that allies o...
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home
Replies: 402
Views: 25795

Re: Iranian Scientist killed in front of Home

All conjecture aside, who else recalled what happened to Gerald Bull when reading the article the OP provided? Gerald Bull was a world renowned ballistics expert, a citizen of Canada who assisted Saddam Hussein's regime with his far flung Babylon Gun project. He was gunned down in front of his flat ...
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is health care a fundemental human right?
Replies: 247
Views: 30349

Re: Is health care a fundemental human right?

To OP: Health Care is not a fundamental human right. It's fine that a person have the right to speak their mind, as no one has to listen. It's also fine for someone to maintain the means to defend their person and even use them, so long as they aren't the aggressor. It's fine for a person to sell th...
by Mabus_Zero
Mon May 23, 2011 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: German insurer 'Munich Re' held orgy for salesmen!
Replies: 49
Views: 6347

Re: German insurer 'Munich Re' held orgy for salesmen!

My kind of company. That's what I call thinking outside the box.
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0887: "Future Timeline"
Replies: 192
Views: 57382

Re: 0887: "Future Timeline"

Quickly, Randy, Main Screen Turn On!
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The most uncounted cost of Endless War
Replies: 48
Views: 4738

Re: The most uncounted cost of Endless War

I think it's safe to say that such behavior on the part of the political class, Vaniver, is neither unusual nor should it be unexpected. We've been building up in the direction of increasingly stratified orthodoxy for a while, and at every other historic juncture in which the psycho-social pressures...
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 107271

Re: 0881: "Probability"

Considering I'm taking Statistics right now and therefore understood this, I would like to thank you for making this subject interesting in spite of my woeful professor.
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullied kid fights back and wins
Replies: 176
Views: 16346

Re: Bullied kid fights back and wins

This made me grin. Way to put that stupid agitator in his place, big guy.
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"
Replies: 109
Views: 10300

Re: Republicans Planning "Muslim Hearings"

This is depressing and mildly frightening, but not entirely unexpected given the developing and developed trends of the past twenty years.
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anti-Humanists
Replies: 105
Views: 11776

Re: Anti-Humanists

If no one is there to hear it, does a tree falling in the woods make a sound? I find the mode of thinking that these regressivists are expounding to be very similar in nature to what Pol Pot advocated in Cambodia. That somehow, humans and their lives are more valuable when lived in a simpler and mor...
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: barriers to entry for manned space travel
Replies: 133
Views: 16246

Re: barriers to entry for manned space travel

I saw mention of the limitations of current orthodox rocketry. The real issue is not the Delta-V payload capacity, but lies squarely in the court the nuclear-phobic lobbies. Really, using an atomic verne-gun using roughly the same parameters for antiquated underground detonation testing shafts, you ...
by Mabus_Zero
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assange arrested, in custody
Replies: 220
Views: 18989

Re: Assange arrested, in custody

If you had expectations of super-human honesty, morality and capability from powerful people, isn't the problem more your expectations than their failure to live up to them. I expect nothing in the nature of the superhuman from them. What I expect them to do is behave like mature adults, instead of...
by Mabus_Zero
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assange arrested, in custody
Replies: 220
Views: 18989

Re: Assange arrested, in custody

Whether its a conspiracy or petty abuse of power and corruption is irrelevant to consideration. What is relevant is that the various agencies involved in this, the various talking heads that represent them, and the various people in positions to direct them have been revealed to be as human as the r...
by Mabus_Zero
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Foreign Affairs Article Brutally Honest
Replies: 1
Views: 990

New Foreign Affairs Article Brutally Honest

A pair of extremely notable establishment bodies put this paper out directly challenging the nation's leaders to deal with our spiraling debt cycle. A must read.

http://1431731ontario.net/Current/Artic ... bility.pdf
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vatican displaying a bit of sanity regarding condoms
Replies: 46
Views: 3436

Re: Vatican displaying a bit of sanity regarding condoms

Zamfir wrote:
Jplus wrote:A good antidote against the pope might be an alternative (i.e. competing) leader, which would tell the sheeple more responsible stories.

Yes, antipopes. We need more of those.


Alas, George Carlin was our last. Goodnight, sweet prince.
by Mabus_Zero
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History
Replies: 37
Views: 4443

Re: Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History

BlackSails wrote:Also the F-15 is a rather old plane. Its not like we are selling them F-35s


The basic plane? Yes. The question is, what block are they giving to them?
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama: Easing Restrictions on Child Soldiers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2302

Re: Obama says child soldiers are A-Ok!

I don't see how cutting off aid to them would make things better. Of course saying you'll cut military funding if you use child soldiers and then not doing so does sort of remove the whole "threat" part of the original statement. That was the inference I was making. They failed to meet th...
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's that one logical fallacy called?
Replies: 19
Views: 5903

Re: What's that one logical fallacy called?

To the OP:

You're talking about the Fallacy of Accident. http://www.fallacyfiles.org/accident.html
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama: Easing Restrictions on Child Soldiers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2302

Re: Obama says child soldiers are A-Ok!

Well, I don't mind that. We did encroach on their territories, consistently violate treaties, and eventually rounded them up and post them in camps.
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama: Easing Restrictions on Child Soldiers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2302

Obama: Easing Restrictions on Child Soldiers?

http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/11/did_you_get_obamas_memo_white_house_selectively_okays_child_soldiers.html I digress, however. Looks like our Anointed One pulled another Bush on us. This could do with a slightly less sensationalist article in the header and a less completely missing the point ...
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China reduces US credit rating over QE2
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

China reduces US credit rating over QE2

Founded in 1994, Beijing-based Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. is making headlines once again… this time for downgrading US debt from its already world’s lowest, if not most credible, assessment of double-A, to a lower by one level A+ with negative outlook. http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Dai...
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks releases 400 000 Iraq war documents
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: Wikileaks releases 400 000 Iraq war documents

Arancaytar wrote:Does this mean we should stop holding on to that "insurance" file? :P


Only if you can replace it with something better. 'Nothing like a little judicial levity, I always say.'
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Voter intimidation in the US elections
Replies: 65
Views: 5964

Re: Voter intimidation in the US elections

Most likely, voter intimidation against minorities is being carried out either by fringe elements of the tea party or members of the neo-con machine that have effectively infiltrated and subverted those parts; these might possibly be shaped by someone else's Agent Provocateurs, too. From what I've b...
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transgender candidates to be more frequent this November
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Re: Transgender candidates to be more frequent this November

As it does me, but I certainly hope she acts more like an independent then toes party line. The established political mainstream remains largely insane, false-right to false-left. As a person with similar proclivities, I would hate to have people that seek to or do blur the dichotomy of gender be ma...
by Mabus_Zero
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0766: "Green Flash"
Replies: 82
Views: 24476

Re: "Green Flash" Discussion

Wonderful. Clearly the moral of the story is that I can have my dream of owning a Tesla Roadster, and the only possible consequence is me blaming Randy for contributing to my delinquency. And having to give up the recycling money I would have otherwise received for the bottle. Who owns a Tesla that ...
by Mabus_Zero
Sun May 03, 2009 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0574: "Swine Flu"
Replies: 166
Views: 39772

Re: "Swine Flu" Discussion

Swine flu. Because it's the only flu to get a little pig in it ever. Or to infect people. Or to....
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spain's torture inquiry on the Bush DOJ
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Spain's torture inquiry on the Bush DOJ

Friends, our two primary weapons are fear, surprise, and our flashy red cloaks...
by Mabus_Zero
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man arrested for feeding homless people
Replies: 13
Views: 1423

Re: Man arrested for feeding homless people

Did he try to feed them more then once? This question is important, because we must discern whether the homeless are, in fact, Gremlins.
by Mabus_Zero
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 67727

Re: "Students" Discussion

Oh god I hate this dream. And I haven't even been to college yet.
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electric Airplane
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: Electric Airplane

Do want. Seriously.
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sudanese President on trial for war crimes, maybe.
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

Re: Sudanese President on trial for war crimes, maybe.

Plus, China can't project power very far beyond their own border. Word is, they've gone a long way in modernizing their 'spam them with lots of infrantry' military, but they still just do not have the means.
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's Talk About Energy Production
Replies: 872
Views: 96224

Re: Let's Talk About Energy Production

Not to back up the discussion, but it seems we already explained away the problems of nuclear to NIMBY, and how it plays out in politics. So in what fashion, from the downright pessimistic to the overtly optimistic can we perhaps hope to frame the issue to, say, the American public, and how it is in...
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!
Replies: 81
Views: 8781

Re: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!

Jack Saladin wrote:Guys, I just checked Wiki, and it turns out Node 3 is just a space toilet. Seems kind of a waste of a good name to call it Serenity, really.


Actually, that makes it an even better idea.

'Finally, I have the toilet to myself....ah, serenity.'
by Mabus_Zero
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have you ever been Banned? (here or anywhere)
Replies: 125
Views: 10981

Re: Have you ever been Banned? (here or anywhere)

I've surprised myself by my never having been banned from anything, anywhere. Ever.
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Crisis, crisis, what crisis?
Replies: 109
Views: 8970

Re: Crisis, crisis, what crisis?

I'm still looking for a way to get unbelievably rich from this situation.
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 151809

Re: Explain your avatar!

It's Desty Nova, from Battle Angel Alita, the world's greatest mad-scientist. His only equal in fiction would be Trevor Goodchild.
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese close 70,000 factories, fear civil unrest
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: Chinese close 70,000 factories, fear civil unrest

And this is why the Chinese legal system couldn't touch the guy that up and postalled an entire Chinese precinct...
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!
Replies: 81
Views: 8781

Re: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!

No, not Serenity. We shall name it Char, in honor of the Red Comet!
by Mabus_Zero
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Republicans move to eliminate income tax, IRS
Replies: 65
Views: 4667

Re: House Republicans move to eliminate income tax, IRS

I see what you did there, Repubs.
by Mabus_Zero
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bulletproof hair
Replies: 10
Views: 2036

Re: Bulletproof hair

'In other news, the Army is now investigating the hair-weave for any practical applications it may have in protecting troops involved in the world-wide War on Terror...'

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