Alex Jones on the possible government involvement: Jones... explained that "natural tornadoes" do exist; and he's not sure if a government "weather weapon" was involved in the Oklahoma disaster, Jones warned nonetheless that the government "can create and steer groups of tornadoes." According to Jones, this possibility hinges on whether people spotted helicopters and small aircraft "in and around the clouds, spraying and doing things." He added, "if you saw that, you better bet your bottom dollar they did this, but who knows if they did. You know, that's the thing, we don't know."
Bonus Fun: (this has to be satire, right?) 1.Prior to 3pm there, millitary [sic] and police went door to door in the area that is now completely demolished. They told all residence to leave the area and head north. 2. On there way out they saw multiple bulldozers and wrecking ball like machines moving into their neighborhoods. 6. One of my friends heard a self-proclaimed zionist talking to a shapeshifting white guy. They said that all the earthquake in oklohoma [sic] lately are a result of massive underground contruction [sic]. they were talking about how the Jewish race wishes to expand rapidly and that they are building massive Jewish settlements and Palestinian slave labor camps under Oklohoma [sic]…the reason… supposedly ak-la ham aer, which sound like oklohoma [sic], means “Jews are the best, screw the rest” in hebrew.
I'm a bit skeptical. Although not all Muslims are terrorists, of course, I have thought there is more sympathy for the anti-Israel, anti-West animosity - at least more than what the general run of our Christians feel for Westboro.
I heard some of of the speech, it was excellent, and also well reviewed on right wing radio I heard today (surprise).
Now the point: Being the conservative that I am, I have no problem with "Freedom of Association" and I will go as far to say I believe in freedom from forced diversity. I was wondering how some of you feel about: A) That there are actually 3 all male colleges in this country, and B) That the President who is all about diversity gave support to an (to all intents and purposes) all black school.
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Most of the people who use computers have little or no concept of how they work. Their first encounter with such a machine may have been with a desktop model connected to the Internet. Future generations will have their first encounter not with a desktop model but with a portable device. The difference between the two is significant. With a desktop machine most of the work seems to be done by the box on the desk. The Internet serves a subordinate role linking desktop boxes together. A portable device, on the other hand, relies more on Internet power.
The desktop paradigm limits our thinking about machines themselves and about their role in the body politic. The desktop mindset compartmentalizes computing along rigidly narrow channels. We saw this in a rejection of dynamic connection routing technology by military bureaucrats. They were stuck in a rigid control mentality that insisted on doing things the same way they "always" have been done. One of our guys remarked that it was like Al Haig saying, "I am in control of the routing tables." Eisenhower encountered the same sort of rigidity during his military career when tanks were first introduced and military planners rejected innovative ways to employ them in battle.
A similar rigidity exists in politics where people make the same mistakes again and again. There is only one way to do politics and it is what our ancestors did. Demonstrations are conducted the same way that they were in the sixties with the exception of innovations in shutting down rush hour traffic. Voting is conducted pretty much the same way it was done in the eighteenth century except that children are indoctrinated into the institution as if it were the only means of political participation. Freedom of assembly now means the freedom to demonstrate opposition to policy rather than the freedom to get together to establish policy.
We can see desktop rigidity at work with some of our Supreme Court justices. One of them made an allusion to a two thousand year old precedent against same sex marriage. If a justice were to adhere strictly to such precedents, he would be a Catholic cardinal rather than an American jurist. The American Constitution is not a document of such duration. It has been amended in an effort to move away from dehumanizing institutions. For a Supreme Court jurist to prefer biblical precedent to the fourteenth amendment is anti-constitutional. Such an individual should never have been appointed to the bench in the first place.
Can you think of any "desktop thinking" that hampers your own level of political participation?
Seems like Japan has enjoyed a 1% growth for the first quarter of 2013. The nice-sounding result is mostly thanks to a combination of aggressive fiscal policies plus massive government expenses, something called "Abenomics" (after Shindzo Abe). And this of course is causing some awe and applause in the Eurozone. Because even the most stable European economy, Germany, only has a 0.1% growth for the same period. While everyone else is stagnated.
So why not apply the Japanese experience to Europe, and do someting like an "Euronomics" policy? Well, the main reason is the different way these two economic spaces are organized. First of all, the Eurozone consists of 17 member states, and every time one of them faces some problems, this threatens the entire structure. While the Yen, being a currency of a single country, is not necessarily subject to such hazards. In other words, Japan could afford to pump up its public debt for short-term goals, and to have enough money at its disposal for playing with its financial infrastructure at short- to mid-term scales. Thus, the government's main debt is mostly owed to its own citizens. This removes some external factors that might be out of the government's grasp. And brings some other risks.
Thank you thank you thank you for calling me out to Hyjal in a rush!!! She's beautiful and I shall love her forever! I'll probably even learn to play Beast Mastery just so I can keep this beautiful creature out more often!!!!
Thank you for whispering me to see if I was taming before you stole her away from me. I was positively shocked that no one else was out there when I flew my butt from Orgrimmar to Hyjal to try and tame her after my fiancee told me she was up. I wish you nothing but the best of luck on your 6 hour camp to wait for her respawn, and I truly hope that you're the next one to get this beautiful feline as a companion.
I'd never healed the nest team before on Ji-Kun and when I mentioned this in /s I was honestly expecting to be met with silence or perhaps something less than flattering. What I got instead was a very kind warlock who proceeded to explain very quickly what to do and added a 'Goodluck :D' at the end of the explanation. I knew some of the basics but I was still a little iffy on what exactly I needed to do. I can honestly say it was a lot of fun and when I mentioned as such at the end of the fight I got a ':D you did good!' back. It's nice to meet helpful players no matter where they are.
Love, The tree who will be making a beeline for healing the nest group every time on Ji-Kun now.
Also to the rogue in the lfg group I just ran with, thanks for taking my cloth shoes I guess? I'm a little annoyed and mostly confused at your needing choices because they seemed completely arbitrary(and oddly passive-aggressive towards me as you only needed on items that I could have any use for, seriously dude it was weirding me out).
Did I perhaps offend you in a past life? The healer masquerading as a fuzzy Warlock.
Ansar al-Sharia, the militant Islamist and terrorist group linked to the attacks on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, came out today to complain about all the blame going to President Obama instead of the group that actually murdered the Americans.
“We simply cannot understand why Republicans are focusing all of their hate on President Obama and not us, “said a spokesperson for the Libyan-based terror group.“It’s like they’re just not mad at us and that really hurts our feelings.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who didn’t respond immediately at first, eventually responded to the comments.
“I understand your frustration, but I must spend every waking hour making sure that I can find any way to make president look bad and therefore protect the American people,”
said Rep. Issa. Issa says that while he hates to take away Ansar al-Sharia’s press, he must continue to protect American lives by grilling Obama officials.
Stop levitating me. Yes, I know it's cool the first couple of times, but the next five hundred or so get really tedious. There's really no need for you to do it.
No really. I'm tired of sloooowly floating after the tank because you think it looks neat. Why do you think I keep clicking the buff off? Look, the tank's HP is dropping because your main concern is having a pretty floating party. I'm also sure the melee DPS would rather you heal them than repeatedly try to float them.
When I asked you to stop, you just huffed that I must "hate fun", and continued to levitate me with ":P" emoticons whenever you got the chance. Too bad ignore doesn't make you vanish entirely.
Hello again, fellow political junkies! It's time for our new installment of ridiculously over-simplified hypothetical situations that you, being the benevolent ruler of your fictional state as per the NationStates model, would have to collide with. You know, your extremist decisions are somehow supposed to shape up your country in the way you deem most suitable. The last time when we had one of these polls, the overwhelming majority of the participants decided that Mr Chicago, the political talk show host had the best of all ideas, arguing in favor of jailing every politician who dared cross the line of the law. But now the issue is a bit different, and much in line with the monthly topic. Namely:
A recent lull in legislation has sparked the fires of some bored politicians. After reviewing the back-log of constituent complaints, they've come to your desk demanding welfare reform.
Dear... Pretty much everyone I've run with this morning,
I'm going to see if I can make this as mind-numbingly simple as possible before I yank my leaves out.
See the red stuff on the ground? That's fire. Fire bad. Don't stand in it. Or the blue stuff. That's lightning. Or ice. Also bad. Or the black stuff. Sha stuff. Very bad. Or the purple stuff. More sha stuff. Still bad. Or the brown stuff. Ground go boomy. Bad. And when the boss spins around with his weapons. Whirlwind. Very, very bad.
The green circle with the leaves that magically appears under you and makes you stop bleeding from your eyes, armpits, and anus? That's good. Stand in that. Those super pretty mushrooms that wiggle and shimmy next to you while they whisper psychedelic love songs of a full health bar? They want to be your friend. You should hug them. The silvery sparkles coming from the ground while the tree stands there swaying with her branches in the air like she just don't care? You want to be in those.
These words? Learn them, love them, live them. They will make me a happy tree. And guess what? You have a vested interest in making me and keeping me a happy tree. You know why? Because when I'm happy, you're happy. When I'm pissed, you're worm bait. Mkay? Mkay.
New Rule: there are scandals, and then there are scandals. And perspective is important. Yes, to explain Benghazi, Susan Rice used talking points. But at least she didn't have to read them off her hand! Your hard-on for Obama has lasted more than four hours, and you need to call a doctor.