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by Iulus Cofield
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 438238

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

It's pretty much impossible to comment on it without being a coroner and seeing the evidence. It's certainly plausible that someone would try to make it look like he was murdered by the Israelis and plausible that the Israelis would have murdered him.
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Walking Dad
Replies: 122
Views: 56283

Re: The Walking Dad

I'm not only annoyed, I'm yelling at the screen.
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 98831

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7

Dark567 wrote:Kasden being involved gives me much better hopes for this.



JJ Abrams directing and writing is the nail in the coffin as far as I'm concerned.

Then again, it can't be worse than Caravan of Courage.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The TSA wants to know you before they meet you
Replies: 1
Views: 1969

The TSA wants to know you before they meet you

Two new policy changes at the TSA recently. The first is the expansion of the Pre-Check program . ... Pre-Check offers an appealing shortcut past the often long airport security lines. After you pay an enrollment fee and submit to a background check and interview, the TSA promises to treat you like ...
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finns Crack Diabeetus
Replies: 44
Views: 8726

Re: Finns Crack Diabeetus

This is a wonderful breakthrough.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Article: Costco, the cheapest, happiest company in The World
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: Article: Costco, the cheapest, happiest company in The W

A snippet from the article: “You don’t have to be Nordstrom selling $1,200 suits in order to pay people a living wage. That is what Walmart has lost sight of. A lot of people working at Walmart go home and live below the poverty line. You expect that person to come in and develop a rapport with cus...
by Iulus Cofield
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sister Antonia Brenner has died
Replies: 24
Views: 3763

Re: Sister Antonia Brenner has died

...she stole from other charities to bring stuff to convicted criminals?
by Iulus Cofield
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I don't understand how all you monsters can be so cavalier about this! Assuming UN population estimates are correct, then approximately 134,000 people will be vaporized by this asteroid in 2032. That might not be a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, but your total lack of empathy is nonetheles...
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Welfare for the already fabulously wealthy is the oldest public expenditure.
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 18850

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

It really depends on how many options are available. If the grocery store is the only store in town, it's a problem if it doesn't sell to women. But if there is another store across the road that does, it's not a problem. It also depends on how well informed the customers are. I only found out toda...
by Iulus Cofield
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians photographing a gay wedding
Replies: 138
Views: 18850

Re: Christians photographing a gay wedding

I see the perspectives of both, but fall on the side of a business should be able to decline customers for whatever reason. Why? Well, churches and religious organizations can do so, and it kind of bothers me to give the religious viewpoints of those(especially when they act like businesses so ofte...
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's hard to dislike the Jesuits. I imagine he's thinking of incidents like those nuns that got excommunicated, for something stupid I can't remember. One of them went on the Colbert Report.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I miss the old, stupid Google, the one that wouldn't occasionally choose results because they had the antonym of one of my search terms.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth
Replies: 135
Views: 30777

Re: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth

I believe it's called marketing.
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Europa Universalis 4
Replies: 11
Views: 8128

Re: Europa Universalis 4

I've got 122 hours played so far, mostly in an England game. I'm pretty much King of Europe at this point thanks to abusing personal unions and the only other large Christian realms are Poland and Lithuania, who I've got royal marriages with so I can force personal unions on them too if they ever la...
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth
Replies: 135
Views: 30777

Re: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth

A very naive species could seriously benefit from the natural human ability to make the unreal real(ish). Altruistic aliens are an interesting question. If they value us as unique cultures, then they'd most likely take a Prime Directive approach, because they would probably realize that any kind of ...
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth
Replies: 135
Views: 30777

Re: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth

By what means though? Doesn't that alter the parameters somewhat to assume a scouting expedition?

Not that we need to be too concerned with realism here.
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth
Replies: 135
Views: 30777

Re: Motivations of Aliens to Visit Earth

I agree that the most likely reasons would be for exploration and curiosity. Even if they are drastically more technologically advanced than us in every possible field, just the potential adaptations from our relatively primitive technology could be enormous. What if they had clockwork supercomputer...
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I would like to second that spring in Nevada/Arizona is wonderful. I would never want to live there full time, but it's wonderful place to vacation when the weather is nice.
by Iulus Cofield
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Sorry Plas, but the end of all sexuality is a fundamental and necessary component of feminism, or so I have been told by some very reliable internet people. Well, they are reliably angry on the internet anyway.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed
Replies: 107
Views: 11849

Re: Electioneering: Voter ID law passed

addams wrote:Yes! xkcd speaks with a single voice.

Photo ID is a right and a privilege.
Voting is a right and a privilege.

Let these two things walk hand in hand.
It is nice to vote. Let the people vote.


Amen.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 438238

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Israel announced 900 housing units to be built in East Jerusalem at the same time as the prisoner releases The prisoner release is probably what Netanyahu thinks is a fair trade for the Palestinians giving up all claims to East Jerusalem. Why should he care what you think of the prisoners who were ...
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Obscure Language Game
Replies: 305
Views: 97115

Re: Obscure Language Game

The vowels and some of the consonants look Arabic, while a couple of the onsets (bnk and ng) look more Niger-Congo, and the space before the question mark suggests some French inspiration in the Romanization.

Maybe Mande?
by Iulus Cofield
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

LA restaurant unveils 45-page bottled water menu ... Los Angeles upscale eatery Ray’s & Stark Bar is taking thirst quenching to a record-breaking high with their 45-page, 20-item menu dedicated entirely to bottled water. Parched patrons can sip from the city’s “most extensive water menu” which ...
by Iulus Cofield
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's deceptive, but fraud is a bit of strerch from the way it was described. It's no worse than the way such contracts are typically hawked to consumers. It's not like he wrote it so that he wouldn't have to pay it back, just no fees, no interest, and no limit.
by Iulus Cofield
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I can't help but feel some perverse joy in that story, since I've always hated boilerplate contracts.
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Piracy can lead to greater overall sales, because it causes the world's oldest and best form of advertising, word of mouth. It's not the only possible outcome of mass piracy though.
by Iulus Cofield
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Anything can be a fetish, therefore, by the transitive property, anything can be a compliment in bed.


Ravish me you defective crayon! I want to feel your lack of quality assurance!
by Iulus Cofield
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I'm not sure that barbarian has ever been used as a compliment.
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DEA Using NSA Database to Fight Drug Crime
Replies: 28
Views: 4190

Re: DEA Using NSA Database to Fight Drug Crime

Next we will find out the FBI uses NSA data to hunt identity thieves.
by Iulus Cofield
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Alabama coach fired for refusing to attend church
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Alabama coach fired for refusing to attend church

Alabama state champion coach and AD fired for being a member of the wrong church ... As reported by the Montgomery Advertiser, Prattville (Ala.) East Memorial Christian Academy super coach Scott Phillips, who led the school’s football program to its first state playoff berth in years and coached th...
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 76930

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

At a certain point, anyone who is employed is not reasonably going to starve. Certainly, starvation* is not a serious concern in the US currently. This is a fucking lie, and you bloody well know it. "Food Insecurity", "Childhood malnutrition", "starvation deaths in the US&q...
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13991
Views: 1890232

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

There are a few different ancient texts that only survived in a single, forgotten manuscript because they weren't considered worth copying until they were rediscovered. A whole bunch of Greek texts were lost to the west almost immediately following the final collapse of the Western Roman Empire, bec...
by Iulus Cofield
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 76930

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

I always hear the inflation argument whenever minimum wage is discussed, but isn't that effect going to be reduced by the huge amount of imports we have? And a single industry's theoretical wage increase doesn't seem like it would turn the USD into kindling.
by Iulus Cofield
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words common to different languages with different meanings
Replies: 69
Views: 29581

Re: Words common to different languages with different meani

eSOANEM wrote:To be fair, I don't know anyone who'd consider hell a swear words anyway (even if they might not use it themselves).


The INSP cable network regularly censors the word hell.
by Iulus Cofield
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 76930

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

I'm not sure McDonalds really qualifies as cheap anymore outside of their dollar menu. If you get a combo meal, you're like a buck away from a sit down restaurant's lunch entree in price.
by Iulus Cofield
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 76930

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

Fast food strikes continue, spread to New York ... "7.25 does not cut it, especially as a mom," Sepulveda told The Huffington Post, referring to her minimum wage paycheck. "I have to sacrifice certain things to get by and sometimes I still don't cut it." Raysha Colon, a 21-year-...
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month
Replies: 84
Views: 13481

Re: The Pope to Leave his post at the end of the month

To be fair, the Freemasons are pretty powerful as far as drinking clubs go.
by Iulus Cofield
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Obscure Language Game
Replies: 305
Views: 97115

Re: Obscure Language Game

Is it Goth?

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