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by i
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shale Gas: Cheap Energy for Decades to Come
Replies: 35
Views: 5738

Re: Shale Gas: Cheap Energy for Decades to Come

, meaning that the wells should be vented to remove the methane.
by i
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shale Gas: Cheap Energy for Decades to Come
Replies: 35
Views: 5738

Re: Shale Gas: Cheap Energy for Decades to Come

It is an established fact that methane in tap water is found in greater concentrations in areas that have been fracked. In 2011, a much-publicized Duke University study found that, on average, levels were 17 times higher in private wells within 1,000 yards of a drilling site. But while an attention...
by i
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

Okay, now I'm really confused. Are you arguing for or against the use of hate-crime enhancements? You're kind of throwing me for a loop at the end there. Hate-crimes involve terrorizing groups of people with violence or the threat of violence. I believe that we have a right to not be intimidated wi...
by i
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women on submarines?
Replies: 129
Views: 14175

Re: Women on submarines?

Yeah... those will all disqualify you from military service. If they reveal themselves while you're in a submarine, how is that relevant? Subs don't generally carry HIV testing supplies. 3) Assuming all goes well, you've got an extra (tinier) mouth to feed. Resources devoted for caring for both the...
by i
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women on submarines?
Replies: 129
Views: 14175

Re: Women on submarines?

Pregnancy is no more a medical challenge for the submarine than heart disease, or cancer, or syphilis, or AIDs. Yeah... those will all disqualify you from military service. 3) Assuming all goes well, you've got an extra (tinier) mouth to feed. Resources devoted for caring for both the infant and th...
by i
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

Okay, now I'm really confused. Are you arguing for or against the use of hate-crime enhancements? You're kind of throwing me for a loop at the end there.
by i
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

The pedophile is being attacked for committing a crime . If a homosexual was attacked for --say-- raping another person, it would not be considered a hate-crime in any universe, no matter how little evidence or how wrong the attacker was. First, let's break with pedophilia, as it's often unjustly a...
by i
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

The government does not prosecute pedophiles. That would be thought crime. But that's beside the point - attacking someone for what they about hatred, and pedophilia isn't a crime unless you act on it. That's not a distinction you can make. Otherwise, anti-sodomy laws are not anti-homosexual. And t...
by i
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit
Replies: 198
Views: 10590

Re: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit

But what about Italian sausage, which is spicy? Just like Italians!


Edit: I also have it on good authority that it was named after the race of people that first made it.
by i
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

That's a total non sequitur. I don't even know what you're trying to say. You're referring to me, I guess? Two adults having sex with mutual consent is not a crime. An adult and child having sex with mutual consent is a crime. Also, predatory, exploitative, immoral, whatever. A pedophile is attacke...
by i
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit
Replies: 198
Views: 10590

Re: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit

I just wanted to say that brown sugar tastes delicious.
by i
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

netcrusher88 wrote:That said, Chen raises an interesting question - could "sexual orientation" in this act be interpreted to include paraphilias, and if so wouldn't that actually be a pretty good thing?


No. Because acting on homosexual urges isn't a crime?
by i
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

A thought occurred me, and I googled it, and the idea didn't just occur to me. The American Family Association said since "sexual orientation" nowhere is defined in the law, "this law will give pedophiles, voyeurs, and exhibitionists special protections, which is why the bill has corr...
by i
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

Hate Crime Legislation punishes the act of terrorizing an entire minority by violently oppressing them for possessing an intrinsic value. It's this act of oppressing that demands a weighter punishment. Hate-crimes enhancements are levied for crimes against us albino victims too. Does this actua...
by i
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: xkcd Geocities Site Redesign
Replies: 150
Views: 83376

Re: Geocities redesign discussion

Super. When's Myspace shutting down?

Youtube userpages can go with it.
by i
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

Nordic Einar wrote:Hate Crime Legislation punishes the act of terrorizing an entire minority by violently oppressing them for possessing an intrinsic value. It's this act of oppressing that demands a weighter punishment.


Hate-crimes enhancements are levied for crimes against us albino victims too.
by i
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA responds to xkcd strip
Replies: 101
Views: 28155

Re: TSA responds to xkcd strip

Vieto wrote:That still doesn't explain why they don't let sealed pop cans on a plane.


Hey man. Those things are dangerous. If you shook that can enough it could explode and make the cabin all sticky.


COLA ACKBAR!
by i
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mandated Health insurance may not be constitutional
Replies: 60
Views: 5749

Re: Mandated Health insurance may not be constitutional

Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States ; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; As I remember, that issue...
by i
Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 10249

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

Does anyone here think that stiffening punishments reduces crime?
by i
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama's Senior Moment
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: Obama's Senior Moment

Direct infusions of cash to people who will spend it has been shown to be the most effective form of short-term economic stimulus. The mistake of worrying about the deficit and reining in spending prematurely is a big part of what made the Great Depression "Great." The elderly won't spend...
by i
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10/Gui
Replies: 57
Views: 4731

Re: 10/Gui

Vieto wrote:to be fair, at the end of the demo video it shows the proposed desktop system - it has both the touchpad attached to the keyboard.

Well, then. I'm being stupid.
by i
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Feds to issue new marijuana policy?
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

Re: Feds to issue new marijuana policy?

This is the case you're arguing over: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_v._Raich

This is the court's full opinions: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/g ... ol=03-1454

The dissenting opinions are the correct ones, btw ;)
by i
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 21821

Re: Christian is not a religion?

If the cross is taken down it smells of all kinds of hypocrisy for the reasons I've listed. If it remains, then every parcel of government land will be pressed by evangelists to be occupied by a cross under the same justification, and the courts will be occupied by cases teasing out people "rea...
by i
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 21821

Re: Christian is not a religion?

If you really want an objective legal standard for religiousity, here is a partial one: -The most widely used symbol denoting the entirety of a particular mainstream religion is always irredeemably religious. The Star of David is always going to be an advertisement of Judaism. Cross for Christianit...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 21821

Re: Christian is not a religion?

Are you guys even reading the thread? That "subjective meaning" argument has come up several times already. It was wrong the first time, and it was wrong the second time... Maybe another metaphor will help? I'm not making a metaphor. I'm saying it's the exact same issue. And in the case o...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10/Gui
Replies: 57
Views: 4731

Re: 10/Gui

kiklion wrote:~edit found the link to the blob. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbqHERKdlK8&feature=dir


Ha! It's made out of corn starch!
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Broadband - It's a right!
Replies: 41
Views: 4865

Re: Broadband - It's a right!

There isn't enough food to go around either. Is food suddenly not a human right? No, it isn't, in most of the world food is considered a commodity. That's why we have hungry people as well as overweight people. Actually, the access to food for purchase kind of is considered a right :oops:. It just ...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 21821

Re: Christian is not a religion?

I know my post is long, but both those issues are addressed.


Edit: It's suddenly occurred to me. Does the name and title of Saint Paul have a secular background independent of it's Christian roots? I would love to hear this.
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10/Gui
Replies: 57
Views: 4731

Re: 10/Gui

I bring up the absolute failure of membrane keyboards because I assumed that it would be incorporated into the pad so that one is not constantly shifting one's workspace between the pad and traditional keyboard. The membrane keyboard's failure isn't a software problem. If the computer beeped, buzzed...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 21821

Re: Christian is not a religion?

I can't think of a good algorithm for deciding what is religious, but Christmas definitely isn't. No one sees Santa Clause and thinks "oh there they go, trying to convert me again". There's really no mention of God in typical Christmas decorations. That's exactly the point I'm making. The...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christian is not a religion?
Replies: 226
Views: 21821

Re: Christian is not a religion?

Interesting conversation you boys got going on here. I have three peripheral questions. 1. How do you feel about Christmas Trees being raised on gov't property? 2. I live in a city named Saint Paul. Is that unconstitutional? 3. What objective measure should one use to determine the religiousity of a...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10/Gui
Replies: 57
Views: 4731

Re: 10/Gui

Problems: 1. Wow, you can do different things based on the number of fingers you use... oh wait, my mouse has multiple buttons. nvm. 2. I can't imagine a single situation that would require me to click on two separate areas of my desktop simultaneously. 3. Obviously, the inventors haven't heard of a...
by i
Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Broadband - It's a right!
Replies: 41
Views: 4865

Re: Broadband - It's a right!

I assume it means availability of a network to purchase access to, and not that the government is going to buy an ISP account for everyone. Everytime I read these types of articles it makes me wonder...how expensive would it be to move to Scandinavia, and how hard would it be to learn one of the lan...
by i
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama promises end of "don't ask don't tell", also DOMA
Replies: 41
Views: 3905

Re: Obama promises end of "don't ask don't tell", also DOMA

The restriction on women on submarines is in the process of being lifted (as in, within weeks), don't know about the others.

Source pls.
by i
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama promises end of "don't ask don't tell", also DOMA
Replies: 41
Views: 3905

Re: Obama promises end of "don't ask don't tell", also DOMA

...restrictions on women to remain.
by i
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Um... Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize?
Replies: 235
Views: 20012

Re: Um... Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize?

Maybe if they stopped giving it out every year they wouldn't have to deal with such sub-par candidates.

There are senators who have single-handedly done more than Obama has ever promised.
by i
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACORN and underage human trafficking
Replies: 122
Views: 9698

Re: ACORN and underage human trafficking

I imagine the situation would be better if the pimps were reported to the police, and the "kids" were taken into state custody.
by i
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACORN and underage human trafficking
Replies: 122
Views: 9698

Re: ACORN and underage human trafficking

...

Damn, you got me. Child molestation is just a moral choice. I don't want to impress my morals on others. That would be improper of me. Let us legalize child molestation so that child molesters are not discriminated against by my morality.

You are hopeless.
by i
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.
Replies: 180
Views: 11289

Re: Joe Wilson apologized; Move on.

His apology can't possibly be sincere if he's going to say sorry and then turn right around and reap the benefits from his despicable actions. To be fair, there's nothing he can do about how other people perceive him. It's like claiming his apology isn't sincere because he's still being criticized ...
by i
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACORN and underage human trafficking
Replies: 122
Views: 9698

Re: ACORN and underage human trafficking

The pimps do, in fact, state that the kids will be working for them, at a whorehouse, and ask if W-2s need to be filed for them. Don't watch the video, read the transcripts. As already stated, the video is edited so that material appears out of sequence than it actually did in the interview [presum...

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