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by Geo Dude
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Holder--ISSA bad thing
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: Holder--ISSA bad thing

The charges against Holder are ridiculous, the Republicans know it and will pursue this disgraceful tactic as far as they possibly can take it. This is absolutely insane. His office instructed the ATF to use taxpayer dollars to put guns in Mexico and made no attempt to trace them (all the while thr...
by Geo Dude
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iran: grass-roots sentiments
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Iran: grass-roots sentiments

Thank you for this, very interesting article and one that gives hope that change in Iran can come without a 'bomb 'em all' strategy being used. :wink:
by Geo Dude
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Penn Jilette nails Obama
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: Penn Jilette nails Obama

John F wrote:So I don't know what Jillette's and your problem really is.
It may have something to do with his broken campaign promise about how he was going to stop the feds from raiding medical marijuana repositories and putting people in jail for it, or it could be his refusal to advocate for sane drug laws.
by Geo Dude
Wed May 23, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homophpobic Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Homophpobic Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head in North Caroli

What would be the point in separating the males from the females? Good point! ...That said, if he's anything like the run-of-the-mill homophobes I've met thinks male homosexuals should be treated much more harshly than females. Perhaps that's why separate camps are required. Since he apparently int...
by Geo Dude
Wed May 23, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homophpobic Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head in North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Homophpobic Bigotry Rears Its Ugly Head in North Caroli

jbuck919 wrote:What would be the point in separating the males from the females?
Good point!

...That said, if he's anything like the run-of-the-mill homophobes I've met thinks male homosexuals should be treated much more harshly than females. Perhaps that's why separate camps are required.
by Geo Dude
Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Oregon Bans Native American Mascots for Public Schools
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Re: Oregon Bans Native American Mascots for Public Schools

jbuck919 wrote: OK, it's not about race. Sue me.
No worries, it's still brilliant! :D
by Geo Dude
Sat May 19, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Psychiatrist renounces paper on curing homosexuality
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Psychiatrist renounces paper on curing homosexuality

I've read this story prior to seeing it here, but it's good to see that it's making the rounds on the internet. That Freud quote is fascinating, by the way.
by Geo Dude
Wed May 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bart Ehrman's new book
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: Bart Ehrman's new book

Unfortunately, the book is flawed according to one knowledgeable reviewer. That said, a debate between Ehrman and Carrier followed and I would suggest looking into it if you have the time. That "knowledgeable reviewer" spends eight sententious paragraphs elaborating on why the book is bad without c...
by Geo Dude
Wed May 16, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maybe Blacks Should Give the Trayvon Martin Story....
Replies: 76
Views: 16436

Re: Maybe Blacks Should Give the Trayvon Martin Story....

According to his family doctor. No independent disinterested verification; Zimmerman made that impossible by refusing to go to a hospital the night of the incident, and refusing to see a specialist later at the suggestion of his doctor. I cannot say whether he refused to see a specialist later but ...
by Geo Dude
Wed May 16, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bart Ehrman's new book
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: Bart Ehrman's new book

Unfortunately, the book is flawed according to one knowledgeable reviewer. That said, a debate between Ehrman and Carrier followed and I would suggest looking into it if you have the time.
by Geo Dude
Sat May 05, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Wanted: Recommendations for Books About......
Replies: 1
Views: 2642

Re: Wanted: Recommendations for Books About......

I may be able to help with the Medici family, to a limited extent: Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind involves a lot of background on the Medici family and the politics of the time that they were involved in, and the author lists many references which should lead you to books about the Medici fa...
by Geo Dude
Sat May 05, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Agnostic Sides With Military Atheists
Replies: 26
Views: 2482

Re: Agnostic Sides With Military Atheists

Mark Harwood wrote:
Geo Dude wrote:Uh oh. Here we go....
I was just goin' out for a walk. You comin', GD?

:wink:
Not a bad idea... :)
by Geo Dude
Sat May 05, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Agnostic Sides With Military Atheists
Replies: 26
Views: 2482

Re: Agnostic Sides With Military Atheists

Uh oh. Here we go....
by Geo Dude
Sat May 05, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Agnostic Sides With Military Atheists
Replies: 26
Views: 2482

Re: Agnostic Sides With Military Atheists

Stradivarius nailed it. Atheism doesn't mean, "I KNOW God/gods/goddessses does not/do not exist", it just means, "I doubt it."
by Geo Dude
Fri May 04, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 55374

Re: Another routine, ho-hum, all-American massacre

I thought convicted felons weren't supposed to be able to own guns. How did he get the gun? Would any of our Second Amendment afficionados care to defend Paul Gilkey's right to own a gun? RebLem Why would we defend his right to own a gun? It is good news that you wouldn't. But I have to tell you th...
by Geo Dude
Fri May 04, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: American Massacres
Replies: 175
Views: 55374

Re: Another routine, ho-hum, all-American massacre

RebLem wrote: I thought convicted felons weren't supposed to be able to own guns. How did he get the gun? Would any of our Second Amendment afficionados care to defend Paul Gilkey's right to own a gun? RebLem
Why would we defend his right to own a gun?
by Geo Dude
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Upset your son got caught cheating? Sue the school!
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: Upset your son got caught cheating? Sue the school!

This reminds me of my high school. After a series of incidents where parents came in and made complaints or threats of legal action as a result of their child's low grades the school declared that students could not be given a grade below 50 on their report card.
by Geo Dude
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's terrible record on civil liberties
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Obama's terrible record on civil liberties

Cliftwood wrote:In the case of civil liberties, the right can hardly use his record to date as a weapon against him very effectively.
For the record, I do agree with this.
by Geo Dude
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama's terrible record on civil liberties
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Obama's terrible record on civil liberties

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/20/obamas_dismal_civil_liberties_record/singleton/ "When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communities’ great hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and ...
by Geo Dude
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Evidence Record Warm March was Not from Global Warming
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: New Evidence Record Warm March was Not from Global Warmi

While Spencer may be right about this (I don't know if he is or not), his dedication to ID indicates that he cares far more for ideology than for good science which makes any broader claims he makes on the subject of global warming suspect.
by Geo Dude
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Have a pint before you do the crossword puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Have a pint before you do the crossword puzzle

living_stradivarius wrote: Sex-Deprived Flies Turn to Alcohol, Drink Four Times More than Others
If that's not proof of biological determinism of social behaviors, I don't know what is! :mrgreen:
by Geo Dude
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More Trouble For The US-Commies in Government
Replies: 14
Views: 1343

Re: More Trouble For The US-Commies in Government

Ah, just like old times! Hope we bring black-listing back! Cheers, ~Karl Be careful what you wish for. A relative of mine has sent e-mails out stating that we should bring back black-listing and that 'socialists', once identified, should be executed for treason. Unfortunately, I am damn certain tha...
by Geo Dude
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An American love affair
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: An American love affair

There were 7 times the number of deaths in Camden ,N.J. in 2011 than there were in all of England and Scotland. Instead of citing meaningless statistics like this (made even more meaningless by the fact that NJ has some of the most strict gun laws on the books, which see to it that it's very diffic...
by Geo Dude
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rachel Maddow got this wrong
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Rachel Maddow got this wrong

I know I sound like a broken record on this topic, but Santorum could claim that there are no colleges that teach American history and some people would believe him. One hopes that there is a point of diminishing returns past which he does not pick up any new voters (for himself but more importantl...
by Geo Dude
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That police videotape
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: That police videotape

" Again, I've no opinion one way or the other. Same for me--a question--if he had a broken nose didn't he have to go to the hospital--wouldn't there be some sort of medical treatment needed and wouldn't there be a record of that? He requested to go to the hospital immediately and the police refused...
by Geo Dude
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

Withdrawn, in part. I still feel it's not a good comparison as The Origin of the Species has little to no significance for active scientists seeing as it's been supplanted by over 150 years of research. It is primarily read for historical value. It would have been more impressive (READ: embarrassin...
by Geo Dude
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That police videotape
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: That police videotape

More grist for that mill: Enhanced video shows evidence of gashes on the back of Zimmerman's head:

http://gma.yahoo.com/george-zimmerman-v ... ories.html
by Geo Dude
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

Withdrawn, in part. I still feel it's not a good comparison as The Origin of the Species has little to no significance for active scientists seeing as it's been supplanted by over 150 years of research. It is primarily read for historical value. It would have been more impressive (READ: embarrassing...
by Geo Dude
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

I heard that on "Pick of the Week" and frankly it didn't impress me. You could ask any number of actors, directors, even professors of literature for the original title of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" or "Henry VI Part 2" as published in 1594 and I'll bet not one in a thousand would get it righ...
by Geo Dude
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

Fourteen out of fifteen. Missed the Edwards question. I find it amusing that only 23% of people knew that you could teach the Bible as literature. Color me cynical, but that smells of a bit of a martyr complex to me. The bell curve of responses to the quiz suggests that you may be overestimating Ame...
by Geo Dude
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power
Replies: 30
Views: 4351

Re: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power

One of my favorite bloggers came around to this story , albeit he was a little late. For those who can't be bothered to click through: When I flew from Washington, DC to Florida on Monday, I ran into Dick Morris at National Airport. He was walking in to a gift shop that I was walking out of, having ...
by Geo Dude
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: What are you reading?

Hate to be pedantic, but there is a "what are you reading" board on this site. Can you be pedantic with someone who is reading a book on the petrology of sedimentary rocks (now we know why he calls himself Geo Dude)? :) Reading it for self study at that! ...and yeah, I need to get out more, I was u...
by Geo Dude
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

What are you reading?

Pretty simple thread idea. List and discuss what books you're currently reading. I'll start:

Leonardo Da Vinci: Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl
Ovid's Metamorphoses translated by Charles Martin
Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks by Sam Boggs, Jr.
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A visit to a harpsichord builder's workshop.
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

A visit to a harpsichord builder's workshop.

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only harpsichord aficionado on this board, so I wanted to post a link to a recent write-up of a visit to Gerald Self's shop. I only ask that the resident harpsichord experts (you know who you are!) keep in mind that this was intended to be written at an introductory level...
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Chowhound
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: Chowhound

1. http://www.allrecipes.com 2. http://www.epicurious.com I use these among others and like them! I also use the Zagat guides on/line for restaurants but recently they made so called "advanced" changes in the online version which quite frankly I didn't need. Regards, Len :( The Zagat Guide is "THE ...
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power
Replies: 30
Views: 4351

Re: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power

this is a conflation of two things - the problematic NDAA and and executive order on "National Defense Resources Preparedness" (http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/ndrp.asp) which is not really sinister, aside from the hubris all administrations have in the belief they can fix our energy problems....
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The killing of a boy!
Replies: 46
Views: 3901

Re: The killing of a boy!

That sounds very fishy. What reason could the kid have had for attacking Zimmerman without provocation? And how could Zimmerman have gotten his gun out and shot to kill, if Martin was on top of him and slamming his head into the ground? I'm not one to believe in conspiracy theories, but cover-ups a...
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The killing of a boy!
Replies: 46
Views: 3901

Re: The killing of a boy!

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-03-26/news/os-trayvon-martin-zimmerman-account-20120326_1_miami-schools-punch-unarmed-black-teenager Interesting addition to the stories coming out about this. My first guess was that the Zimmerman was paranoid and jumped the gun (no pun intended) but it now ...
by Geo Dude
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Newt Gingrich, master of the cheap, racist shot
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Newt Gingrich, master of the cheap, racist shot

Newt Gingrich is throwing racial gasoline on an already blazing fire. Newt should be accused of hatred, spite, and being insensitive. He is no better than Al Shaprton. [Personally, i dissent from this last sentence. RebLem] Surely he isn't worse than Al Sharpton... :roll: As for Newt's comment: To ...
by Geo Dude
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Newt Gingrich, master of the cheap, racist shot
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Newt Gingrich, master of the cheap, racist shot

Newt Gingrich is throwing racial gasoline on an already blazing fire. Newt should be accused of hatred, spite, and being insensitive. He is no better than Al Shaprton. [Personally, i dissent from this last sentence. RebLem] Surely he isn't worse than Al Sharpton... :roll: As for Newt's comment: To ...
by Geo Dude
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The killing of a boy!
Replies: 46
Views: 3901

Re: The killing of a boy!

That prediction is likely accurate, but there's a good reason for it: An isolated incident like this is not grounds for anti-gun legislation, certainly not for legislation restricting concealed carry given that it lowers crime rates and that given that concealed carriers are less likely to commit a ...
by Geo Dude
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting observation
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Interesting observation

A. There are no atheists in foxholes Forgive me if I've misinterpreted this (I'm tired), but you don't really believe this, do you? It is a common saying that apparently cannot be attributed to any individual (undoubtedly 500,000 soldiers in foxholes during WW I had the idea simultaneously :wink: )...
by Geo Dude
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A sad story on Alan Turing
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: A sad story on Alan Turing

There is also an excellent biography of Turing (link below) which I read in part because history of math is my hobby interest in the subject. Mathematical accomplishments of more recent times rarely cross into the public consciousness in a way that is significant to both the subject and to historic...
by Geo Dude
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting observation
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Interesting observation

A. There are no atheists in foxholes Forgive me if I've misinterpreted this (I'm tired), but you don't really believe this, do you? It is a common saying that apparently cannot be attributed to any individual (undoubtedly 500,000 soldiers in foxholes during WW I had the idea simultaneously :wink: )...
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting observation
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Re: Interesting observation

jbuck919 wrote:A. There are no atheists in foxholes
Forgive me if I've misinterpreted this (I'm tired), but you don't really believe this, do you?

And yes, the opening post was condescending and not thought out well.
by Geo Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Special Deal: $5 for a $10 Amazon Gift Card
Replies: 10
Views: 1444

Re: Special Deal: $5 for a $10 Amazon Gift Card

BWV 1080 wrote:has anyone's card appeared yet? nothing is showing up in my Amazon acct
My card hasn't appeared yet and is listed as 'processing' on the site.
by Geo Dude
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bin Laden plotted to kill Obama and Petraeus
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: Bin Laden plotted to kill Obama and Petraeus

(I know, I know, you'd think this kind of sh*t is long gone by now, but I live with people who believe it.) That must be very difficult, but by no means do I think such nonsense is in the past. In fact, the Republicans are counting on its currency to help them win elections. Indeed, it is. Granted,...
by Geo Dude
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bin Laden plotted to kill Obama and Petraeus
Replies: 9
Views: 1622

Re: Bin Laden plotted to kill Obama and Petraeus

“The reason for concentrating on them,” the al-Qaeda leader explained to his top lieutenant, “is that Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President] Biden take over the presidency So much for the hypothesis about Obama secretly being a Muslim who plans on d...
by Geo Dude
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 6210

Re: Right wing racism

A very fascinating and frank article on the Rush Limbaugh subject, explaining why his 'apology' bombed.