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by The Reaper
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

So maybe the message is that the Republican leadership is crass, cynical, and ultimately afraid of turning conservative rage inwards? Probably because they realize they'd be up almost first against the wall when the time came. We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do s...
by The Reaper
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Flip the question around -- if a candidate doesn't have the organization to be heard outside whatever room he's speaking in, why is it the party's obligation to create more eleven-candidate debate carnivals? If it were me, I'd start laying down rules that made it clear that Newt Gingrich and Thadde...
by The Reaper
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

So, on a fun note, the next debate has more arbitrary prior-media based debates. http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/08/25/the_anti_gary_johnson_rule.html On a curious note, if a person polls well within the group of people that have heard of him, and polls unwell with people that have never hear...
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Perry was like some sort of anti-Gary Johnson. He wants the same cost-benefit analysis on the program, but somehow sees the minus as a plus. Abstinence only education is a waste of taxpayer money. As it is, they're in junior high by breeding time. Telling them that they're wrong or immoral seems rat...
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Vaniver wrote:So, 2008 race vs. 2012 race. Are there more reasonable Republicans this time around, or is it just me?

More reasonable ones, but certainly more crazies as well. :\
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Suffering isn't passed genetically....
by The Reaper
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

To which I thought "Requiring weekly tech support is -not- a sign of a stable system." Of course this makes sense if God discontinued support for the automatic updates and outsourced the manual updates. Automatic updates are for the next model series. They're working on a upgrade to provi...
by The Reaper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libya's Protests and Civil War
Replies: 540
Views: 51367

Re: Libya's Protests and Civil War

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2 ... and/41530/

- Caught Saif al-Islam Gadhafi http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/afric ... index.html
- Missing Gaddafi (maybe algeria)
- Tripoli almost taken
by The Reaper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

The common workaround is that "microevolution is possible, macroevolution is bunk." People admit to finches but insist that finches can't evolve between "kinds" of animals. Saying microevolution is possible but macro isn't is like saying that its impossible to bike across a coun...
by The Reaper
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

To be fair, some species on earth were indeed guided (by humanity). I think people are just uncomfortable with the concept of humans being the creator.
by The Reaper
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...
Replies: 37
Views: 6805

Re: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...

Nah, it should be like the war on terror. Asteroids are a threat to our society. We should invade the place that harbours them. The declare war on a nearby but unrelated target that we have a long time grudge against, say Mars, whilst implying that it is connected to the harbouring asteroids thing....
by The Reaper
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare
Replies: 39
Views: 4919

Re: New Florida law requires drug test to collect welfare

Tell you what, let's both agree to $30 or $40 in foodstamps. And if anyone else tries to enter our market, we beat the piss out of him and sell it. The invisible hand tends to fail when there are no regulations to slap it Good news, I now sell weaponry, so you can defend yourself and your valuable ...
by The Reaper
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/gary-johnson-social-issues-are-not-going-to-win-the-white-house In a speech Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson criticized the “social conservative fringe” of the Republican Party, sayi...
by The Reaper
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...
Replies: 37
Views: 6805

Re: Nasa, perhaps this is a hint...

Isn't Eureka sending a man mission to Titan, or is that still classified? Yep, in a spaceship constructed out of tungsten... For some reason. Of all metals in pure form, tungsten has the highest melting point (3,422 °C, 6,192 °F), lowest vapor pressure (at temperatures above 1,650 °C, 3,000 °F) and...
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34043

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

Hell, just the point that someone needs a "we" to properly laugh at hippies is telling. If hippies think something is silly, they'll just laugh instead of passing around a sign-up sheet for a laughing committee. I think all this goes with the no-true-hippy fallacy. Also, we like to talk i...
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34043

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

Magnanimous wrote:
SummerGlauFan wrote:I am disappointed in this thread that Firefly was not brought up before now.
Only one Bioshock reference, too.

And you people call yourselves the internet.

Sorry, I've been stuck with Waterworld scenarios. :3 THE SMOKERS ARE COMING!
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34043

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

Iulus Cofield wrote:Wouldn't they have to sign the Kyoto Protocol to have carbon credits? This project doesn't exactly sound like they're going to be eager to sign a bunch of restrictive international treaties.

I'm certain large sums of money will get them past those as well. Also possibly lobbying.
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34043

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

I fail to see how a manmade platform in the ocean will be capable of anything resembling self-sufficiency, which means expensive imports of nearly everything except seafood, which means if these are ever built their only viable option will be to become Ultraswitzerland. It can subsist on selling en...
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34043

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

I fail to see how a manmade platform in the ocean will be capable of anything resembling self-sufficiency, which means expensive imports of nearly everything except seafood, which means if these are ever built their only viable option will be to become Ultraswitzerland. It can subsist on selling en...
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb
Replies: 23
Views: 3575

Re: Attempted Extortion through Fake Collar Bomb

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14538010 Australia 'collar-bomb' suspect detained in US An Australian man is being held in the US state of Kentucky on charges he locked a fake bomb around the neck of a Sydney teenager in an extortion bid. Paul Douglas Peters, 50, was detained pending ex...
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

jakovasaur wrote:Weird, I heard that gays eat the poo poo

Edit: I'm glad this is a page-topper.

Like ice cream. Must be tasty. :3
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google buys Motorola Mobility
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: Google buys Motorola Mobility

http://www.businessinsider.com/suck-it-applesoft-2011-8 Everyone was baffled when Google made those crazy bids for the Nortel patents last month. Remember? They bid things like the distance from the earth to the sun, the number pi, and some other wacky numbers from mathematics. Which led ultra Apple...
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

CorruptUser wrote:Dammit, because now that I found out about Gary Johnson, I want him as President so badly.

Finally, a President who could end the European natural gas crisis by personally beating up Vladimir Putin.

I feel your pain.
by The Reaper
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 302181

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Gary Johnson stayed in NH for the most part. He did have this to say about Pawlenty dropping. Governor Pawlenty’s decision to end his campaign is his to make, and I respect that decision. He and his many supporters have put forth a great effort, and should be applauded for it. As Republicans survey...
by The Reaper
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 21868

Re: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

http://pesn.com/2011/08/10/9501891_Defk ... _of_Rossi/
tl;dr
Defkalion Green Technologies maintains its strong support to Andrea Rossi.
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT
Replies: 48
Views: 9330

Re: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT

Reminds me of a comic that came out in Heavy Metal Magazine. They finally cure the last virus, and it was the change that gave us humanity in the first place. Good times.

On the plus side, evolution doesn't work quite like that, but it was still an interesting thought.
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nucleobases from space might be the cause of life on earth
Replies: 22
Views: 3001

Re: Nucleobases from space might be the cause of life on ear

http://www.ucmerced.edu/news_articles/08092011_study_builds_on_plausible.asp A relatively simple combination of naturally occurring sugars and amino acids offers a plausible route to the building blocks of life, according to a paper published in Nature Chemistry co-authored by a professor at the Uni...
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 21868

Re: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

Technical Ben wrote:
Mittagessen wrote:
Technical Ben wrote:So mathematics then?


Economics. Mathematics require at least a bit of consistency so an all-mighty god has to be an economist.

Well, you can cheat and make your universe consistent. Then no need for economists. Sorry, it seems Mathematicians win at everything.

Shit's crazy, yo.
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Argonne scientists design self-assembled micro-robots
Replies: 10
Views: 1833

Argonne scientists design self-assembled micro-robots

http://www.anl.gov/Media_Center/News/2011/news110808.html Alexey Snezhko and Igor Aronson, physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, have coaxed "micro-robots" to do their bidding. The robots, just half a millimeter wide, are composed of microparticle...
by The Reaper
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3736

Re: Syria

Anonymous has taken down the Syrian Defense Ministry's website.
Spoiler:
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by The Reaper
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 21868

Re: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=501&cpage=9#comment-59867 PRESS RELEASE : Bologna-Rome (Italy) August 4th 2011 EFA- Energia da Fonti Alternative srl, the Italian Company through which the rights for the production of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat were granted to Praxen Defkalion Green Techno...
by The Reaper
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas governor hosts Christian rally
Replies: 42
Views: 6405

Re: Texas governor hosts Christian rally

Low Caliber wrote:
Steax wrote:Also, fish is a vegetable. That way you get to spend the day eating sushi.

Also, beavers are fish! So you can still eat beavers!

We can easily classify mammals as a special case of land fish....
by The Reaper
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas governor hosts Christian rally
Replies: 42
Views: 6405

Re: Texas governor hosts Christian rally

If the US government is supposed to be representative of the people, is it really slavery to give a shit about other people than yourself?
by The Reaper
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3736

Re: Syria

CorruptUser wrote:Wait, when was the last time the Middle East didn't have oppressive dictators?

Prior to Mighty Whitey, the entire place was infested with Ottomans.

Isn't a dictatorship the first style of government to exist?
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 40
Views: 3736

Re: Syria

Nothing says patience like slaughtering your people.
by The Reaper
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society
Replies: 77
Views: 21868

Re: Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

Ah hah, that's why I recognized this. Old news. Basically we're all waiting on the results of the demo plant.
by The Reaper
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China bans time travel in fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 6506

Re: China bans time travel in fiction

I've got a strange question. Would "The Time Machine" be banned? He never travels backwards in time. Are they banning forward travelling through time?
by The Reaper
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm
Replies: 63
Views: 9569

Re: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm

I always figured school was 12 years, unless you graduated early. From that, it varies on your birthday, the general acceptance guidelines at the pre-k level, and whoever was doing the paperwork.

17-18, sometimes to 19, sometimes to 16. but mostly around the 17-18 range...

In the US.
by The Reaper
Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China bans time travel in fiction
Replies: 27
Views: 6506

Re: China bans time travel in fiction

One may also point out that the China wants their people to be dalek.

You are not Chinaaaaaa.
by The Reaper
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm
Replies: 63
Views: 9569

Re: Student eggs teacher, teacher grabs student. Shitstorm

Assault with an egg. What's the problem?

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