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Did he really use a quote from a GAME in his argument?
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2009 on Feng Shui Hooey at Skeptico
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So sorry to hear. My wife fell off a ladder 2 weeks ago. broken wrist (with an awesome terminator gadget on it) and 3 cracked ribs, so she really sympathized. Good thing the Olympics are on or you might succumb to the dreaded Oprah!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2008 on pour it in my hand for a dime at WWdN: In Exile
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So sorry to hear. My wife fell off a ladder 2 weeks ago. broken wrist (with an awesome terminator gadget on it) and 3 cracked ribs, so she really sympathized. Good thing the Olympics are on or you might succumb to the dreaded Oprah!
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2008 on pour it in my hand for a dime at WWdN: In Exile
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In the paper this morning was the article that "scientist now concede that 20-40% of all known species could go extinct...mountain goats that live in high mountains will lose their habitat and are likely to go extinct...the warmer weather already may be affecting diseases, which could be moving north into new habitat now warm enough to let them thrive. A parasitic brain worm is killing moose in Minnesota. West Nile virus, carried by mosquitoes has moved west and north to threaten sage grouse and kill people." interestingly, the article talked about how people must start looking at the big picture. For example, removing dams to enable salmon to thrive typically means replacing the dams power with sources more damaging to the environment.
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In the paper this morning was the article that "scientist now concede that 20-40% of all known species could go extinct...mountain goats that live in high mountains will lose their habitat and are likely to go extinct...the warmer weather already may be affecting diseases, which could be moving north into new habitat now warm enough to let them thrive. A parasitic brain worm is killing moose in Minnesota. West Nile virus, carried by mosquitoes has moved west and north to threaten sage grouse and kill people." interestingly, the article talked about how people must start looking at the big picture. For example, removing dams to enable salmon to thrive typically means replacing the dams power with sources more damaging to the environment.
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The problem with your scenario about "the senator" is that a large percentage of the country (possibly a majority) believe that the wiretapping was a good thing and that giving them amnesty is a no-brainer. "If it stops one terrorist then it is worth it" is the justification, and any senator seriously committed to reaching the White House will not antagonize that group of voters by taking an extreme stand.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2008 on moon over a ruined castle at WWdN: In Exile
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The problem with your scenario about "the senator" is that a large percentage of the country (possibly a majority) believe that the wiretapping was a good thing and that giving them amnesty is a no-brainer. "If it stops one terrorist then it is worth it" is the justification, and any senator seriously committed to reaching the White House will not antagonize that group of voters by taking an extreme stand.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2008 on moon over a ruined castle at WWdN: In Exile
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What a great quote about Hillary! Your comments about Nixon and Clinton were right on. It is quite telling how swiftly the moral fabric of our country has gone downhill. Something like what Dubya has done to this country would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. On the other hand, my wife says "its worth it if it catches one terrorist" so a lot of people think we are doing the right thing. remember... "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Ben Franklin
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2008 on monday brain scrapings at WWdN: In Exile
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What a great quote about Hillary! Your comments about Nixon and Clinton were right on. It is quite telling how swiftly the moral fabric of our country has gone downhill. Something like what Dubya has done to this country would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. On the other hand, my wife says "its worth it if it catches one terrorist" so a lot of people think we are doing the right thing. remember... "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Ben Franklin
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2008 on monday brain scrapings at WWdN: In Exile
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