Monday, December 24, 2012

"Mom, guess what I found!"

Kyle Cummings, a three-year-old boy from Queensland, Australia, was delighted to find a pile of eggs in his backyard, so he did what any toddler would do: he scooped them up and stashed them in his closet. Three days later, his mother discovered the not-so-delightful result of her son’s curiosity, when seven eastern brown snakes–the second most venomous snake in the world–came slithering out.
Actually, I believe they're like just-hatched rattlesnakes; small amounts of venom but still dangerous as hell.

The other day I had a 'why people hate vegans' link; today I have a "Why we think globular warmening True Believers are freaking nuts:
“GW deniers fall into a completely different category from Behring Breivik. They are already causing the deaths of hundreds of millions of future people. We could be speaking of billions, but I am making a conservative estimate.”
If a jury of suitably qualified scientists estimated that a given GW denier had already, with high probability (say 95%), caused the deaths of over one million future people, then s/he would be sentenced to death. The sentence would then be commuted to life imprisonment if the accused admitted their mistake, demonstrated genuine regret, AND participated significantly and positively over a long period in programs to reduce the effects of GW (from jail) – using much the same means that were previously used to spread the message of denial. At the end of that process, some GW deniers would never admit their mistake and as a result they would be executed. Perhaps that would be the only way to stop the rest of them. The death penalty would have been justified in terms of the enormous numbers of saved future lives.
This is from Richard Parncutt, Professor of Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria.
Who, like so many who say crap like this, don't seem to understand that The Interwebs Is Forever.

More "You commoners have no business owning guns; you're not a Only One, after all" crap.
Which might gain more traction if we didn't know what lousy shots so many cops are.

There is a ghastly ahistoricity in these complaints against the antiquity of the Second Amendment. What very few understand is the power-relations of the progression of arms in the past five hundred years. In 1789, the flintlock musket was the "assault weapon" of its day. It was every bit as dangerous and menacing then as the AR-15 is now. Anyone who doubts this need only reflect upon the fact that civilians took their weapons into battle against the greatest military power in the world, and prevailed.

Jeez, not only does Obama have to make everthing about him, he has to lie about it.

Proving- again- that the Stupid Party leadership is a bunch of clowns.

If this is correct, Syria has told Obama and the EUnuchs to kiss its ass and used chemical weapons.  Wonder what the reaction will be(if any)?

Why do people lack trust in the media?  Let us reflect on one of the reasons:
In the final version that went to air,  not only did three of the four key sets of evidence that fuel our skepticism vanish, the editors split and diced sentences to make it appear that David said a sentence he never actually said. He doesn’t think the poorly sited thermometers show the “models were wrong” (we have much better evidence than that); that’s illogical and absurd. Everything I said of any substance was edited out (which I’m kinda proud of). They came all that way to watch me try to convince Anna Rose, then left me with 18 bland words.  Perhaps what I discussed (and Anna’s weak replies) was too dangerous, not easy to mock, and they couldn’t ambush Nick Minchin with any experts that could debunk what I said?

Rep. Jerrold Nadler(Gun Bigot & Hoplophobe-NY) lies. Again and again and again.

And that's enough.  I've got crap I want and need to do.  Catch you folks later.

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