Recent comments by tg

it's the other guys congresscritter that's the problem

are intelligent enought to know that something bad is about to go down.

I know nussing! NUSSING!

not sure I am most of the time

I smoke a corn cob now and then and I imagine pig castrating is needed at times

Repug

any reason Rob that has to be your level of discourse

Two of Crimea’s cities, Sevastopol and Kerch, were honored as “Hero Cities” of the Soviet Union for their gallant defense in World War II. Over 170,000 Soviet soldiers died in 1942 defending Sevastopol in a brutal, 170-day siege. Another 100,000 died retaking the peninsula in 1944.
In total, well over 16 million Soviet soldiers died in the war, destroying in the process 70% of the German Wehrmacht and 80% of the Luftwaffe. By contrast, US losses in that war, including the Pacific, were 400,000.

MARCH TO FOLLY IN UKRAINE « Eric Margolis

to use the word repug so often seems to be compensatory

Instead of Americans coming to grips with the painful history of Central America, where the U.S. government has caused much of the violence and dysfunction, or in Iraq, where Western nations don’t have clean hands either, the story was made personal – about the demonized leader – and anyone who provided a fuller context was denounced as an “Ortega apologist” or a “Noriega apologist” or a “Saddam apologist.”

Puuutttiiiinnn!!!!

‘Group-Thinking’ the World into a New War | Consortiumnews

The needle on my BS meter just broke!!!

I hope you are correct Dilbert

Konstantin Sonin, a professor at a much-celebrated research university in Moscow, gave the New York Times an interesting quotation over the weekend. “The country is on a holy mission. It’s at war with the United States,” Sonin said. “So why would you bother about the small battleground, the economy?”...

Kiev bails on peace talks and instantly launches an ambitious offensive in eastern Ukraine. As those eligible to be conscripted defect in some number to Russia, Ukraine remains heavily reliant on neo-Nazi militias—a documented reality no one in Washington or the American media cares to talk about. Instead, Washington announces—just this week; read it here —that it will begin sending troops to train Ukrainian National Guardsmen as of this spring.

Our dangerous new McCarthyism: Russia, Noam Chomsky and what the media’s not telling you about the new Cold War - Salon.com

missed that

just general discussion of black holes in the movie

Saw

Theory of Everything

We liked it. Decent date movie.

The plan includes $530 billion on the non-defense discretionary side, an increase of $37 billion over current limits, the White House said. The budget also proposes $561 billion in defense spending above sequester restrictions, an increase of some $38 billion.
Speaking to House Democrats, Obama said the government can raise the tax revenue to pay for his proposals by "fixing a tax code that is riddled with loopholes for special interests."
Sequestration, meanwhile, threatens the nation's economy and military because it "doesn't differentiate between smart government spending and dumb government spending," Obama said.

Obama wants end of sequester, seeks 7% spending hike

saw a cartoon yesterday with Hamlet posing for selfie with skull in hand

what line does that go under?

we're tired of you peppering us with your comments

Smile

Nytol

One of the first essentials in securing a good-natured equanimity is not to expect too much of the people amongst whom you dwell.

Aequanimitas - The first essay

I seem to remember some sf dystopia story where dismembered hands are swiped

took their stuff back recently and they were nice

had to wait twenty minutes but that was it

Comcast apologizes for calling customer 'asshole' on his bill | TheHill

After a Spokane, Wash., customer of the cable giant tried to cancel his family’s Comcast subscription this month, their next bill changed his first name from "Ricardo" to “Asshole.”

“I am shocked,” his wife, Lisa Brown, told blogger Christopher Elliott.
The family was “never rude,” she added, but merely tried to get out of their contract with Comcast, which has long struggled with poor customer service.

us sheeple will just have to duke it out with the consequences

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Environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality in a prospective study of Californians, 1960-98

Conclusions The results do not support a causal relation between environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality, although they do not rule out a small effect. The association between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and coronary heart disease and lung cancer may be considerably weaker than generally believed.

I hear there is a vaccination for it

Its a chopper, baby

I have regularly gotten the seasonal flu vaccine for at least the last decade.

and you are crazy enough to hang out here alot

coincidence or causation?

I think you are binging there

cryptogon.com » Intervention in Civil Wars Far More Likely in Oil-Rich Nations

According to academics from the Universities of Portsmouth, Warwick and Essex, foreign intervention in a civil war is 100 times more likely when the afflicted country has high oil reserves than if it has none.

Gaaw-aawl-ly!

my sense in watching all the fbi cases is they have a priority on finding 'loosers'

My left tongue too: Left unknown

what are the consequences here?

my sense people have shown up in my life that did not belong. I met a guy on the golf course who did a song and a dance trying to convince me he was in the merchant marine with quite an elaborate storyy but with some questioning he did not know what he was talking about.

I wonder if it was because of my views on the internet

The authors declare that there are five responses a government can take toward conspiracy theories: "We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories. (3) Government might itself engage in counterspeech, marshaling arguments to discredit conspiracy theories. (4) Government might formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech. (5) Government might engage in informal communication with such parties, encouraging them to help." However, the authors advocate that each "instrument has a distinctive set of potential effects, or costs and benefits, and each will have a place under imaginable conditions. However, our main policy idea is that government should engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories, which involves a mix of (3), (4) and (5)."

Cass Sunstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

sourpuss

as officer krupke would not say
you are just misunderstood

prolly not and I sure hope it does

but a piker compared to the intellects on hcn

wasn't sure the researcher was aware of the intellects here

and it's hard to deviate from what we are taught.

I know i am not that smart so to question the orthodoxy is fraught with the peril of me just making an ass of myself

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: With an IQ of 210, the poet laureate is the smartest personality of all time. This is the result of a study, the researcher Catharine M. Cox. 1926 led. Although at the time it did not yet have adequate measuring instrument to determine the IQ of the "flagship Germans," indicated his diverse work but indicate a normal on knowledge.

had a time life book as a kid brain/body on the where I first saw this. I remember thinking if he was so smart how come I never heard of him.

but a piker compared to the intellects on hcn Wink

Noting that the empire’s currency is gold, Mephistopheles maintains there is surely plenty of undiscovered gold underneath the earth belonging to the emperor. Thus, he argues, the emperor can issue promissory notes for the value of this yet-to-be-found gold, thereby generating fresh monetary resources for the government and solving its debt problems.

Not surprisingly, the emperor and his treasurer are delighted with this idea. It means the monarch can avoid making hard economic choices while simultaneously providing the empire with desperately needed currency. Mephistopheles subsequently deluges the court with paper money, and Faust is praised by emperor and commoner alike.

The results, however, are not what are expected. First, the issuance of paper money does not solve the emperor’s spending problems. Instead the ruler and his court become even more extravagant, knowing they can always print more paper money to cover their ever-growing expenses. Second, the devil has subtly but fundamentally changed the basis of the empire’s currency. Instead of being rooted in the solidity offered by a tangible and valued asset, the currency is now based on flimsy paper promises. Thus long-term monetary stability and powerful restraints on extravagant government spending are sacrificed for short-term gain.

it's the gift that keeps on giving

Money, Deficits, and the Devil: A Cautionary Tale | Acton Institute

ima hoocoodanoder Doh!

are you using my Mirror mirror on the wall, who is paying for this all??