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by Zug-Zug
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Plane Panic
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

Re: Yet Another Plane Panic

Could have been that English was not his first language, and he was being asked about something that does not translate well. Authorities determined there was no threat and the 17-year-old boy and his 16-year-old sister, who live in White Plains, N.Y. , were not held. I doubt that his english wasn'...
by Zug-Zug
Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russia heading for Apophis
Replies: 78
Views: 11722

Re: Russia heading for Apophis

Here's some relevant and entertaining segments about Apophis:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Death By Giant Meteor
Neil DeGrasse Tyson - How to Deflect a Killer Asteroid

Enjoy. :)
by Zug-Zug
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2149
Views: 737331

Re: Something on Youtube

One of the most awesome songs to be found on the internet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poe ... re=related
by Zug-Zug
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hamas vows to eliminate the State of Israel
Replies: 169
Views: 10364

Re: Hamas vows to eliminate the State of Israel

Jahoclave wrote:Seriously though, they may want to do a little reflection on their goals. It's been 22 years and they really haven't achieved anything. Maybe they should set some minor, more achievable goals in the meantime.


They managed to get democratically elected, and then be called terrorists by the west.
by Zug-Zug
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons
Replies: 48
Views: 3862

Re: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons

Ask yourself, why is it ok that Israel arm itself to the teeth with any and all weapons and "defenses" it can get it's hands on, and keep expanding and occupying land that does not belong to it? But when the Palestinians choose to fight for what is rightfully theirs (quite a few of them s...
by Zug-Zug
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons
Replies: 48
Views: 3862

Re: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons

The fact that rockets were coming from Lebanon isn't really something that requires much citation, and if you aren't aware of it, your contributions to the thread will be minimal anyway. If your contention is that they were being launched by Hezbollah, and not Lebanon, then you've merely enforced t...
by Zug-Zug
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons
Replies: 48
Views: 3862

Re: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons

tzvibish wrote:That, and the fact that Lebanon was firing rockets into Israel days after the ceasefire. Thus, they did not Cease Fire.


[citation needed]
by Zug-Zug
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons
Replies: 48
Views: 3862

Re: Israel captured ship smuggling iranian weapons

I think you've put your finger on the reason ceasefires with Israel tend to collapse: it's because the Israeli side doesn't understand what a "ceasefire" is. A ceasefire is not the same thing as your enemy surrendering to you. A ceasefire is when both sides cease firing, cease assassinati...
by Zug-Zug
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oh me yarm Oh remote controlled cyborg beetle.
Replies: 20
Views: 1827

Re: Oh me yarm Oh remote controlled cyborg beetle.

Now all we have to do is make them bigger, and voila! Eco-friendly transportation.
by Zug-Zug
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2149
Views: 737331

Re: Something on Youtube

http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_savage_rumbaugh_on_apes_that_write.html http://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_klein_on_the_intelligence_of_crows.html I welcome our new animal allies into the Earth Federation! :D (I do realise that the first bit of the crow vid is the same as the other one which was posted ...
by Zug-Zug
Sat May 02, 2009 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico
Replies: 155
Views: 14101

Re: Possible Flu Pandemic in Mexico

by Zug-Zug
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2149
Views: 737331

Re: Something on Youtube

Theo Jansen creates new creatures
It's a bit old, but I haven't seen it here yet. :)
by Zug-Zug
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Warm clothes: What do you wear?
Replies: 56
Views: 7316

Re: Warm clothes: What do you wear?

I thought I'd make a sort of collage what an observer would see, so here goes: Black Cotton-ish Long-Coat Think Scarf Dark Blue Jeans (the type that stains white couches when they're new...) Comfy Boots (sneakers don't do it for me in this weather) Fingerless Gloves (I haven't mastered flipping page...
by Zug-Zug
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel-Gaza Ceasefire on the table
Replies: 59
Views: 4574

Re: Israel-Gaza Ceasefire on the table

yoni45 wrote:Specifically, you're ignoring the fact that 80% of casualties from Hamas' rocket attacks against Israel in this war have been civilian, which is what is being condemned.


You're speaking in statistics and not raw numbers.
It's still hundreds of Palestinians compared to a handful of Israelis.
by Zug-Zug
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel-Gaza Ceasefire on the table
Replies: 59
Views: 4574

Re: Israel-Gaza Ceasefire on the table

People died so that both sides could bully each other a bit. I don't care how you justify why they died, they died and it's too late now. You call me flamebait, I call you a dirty hippy. The civilian casualty rate is 25% -- probably the lowest of any recent war. So let me get this straight, of the ...
by Zug-Zug
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel-Gaza Ceasefire on the table
Replies: 59
Views: 4574

Re: Israel-Gaza Ceasefire on the table

If I may quote the EU's resolution, I'd like to see Hamas do an "unconditional halt to rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel", but I think their heads would asplode at not being able to sneak in some bastard little condition they could use to excuse themselves for the inevitable further rocke...
by Zug-Zug
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel preparing unilateral strike against Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 3819

Re: Israel preparing unilateral strike against Iran

I'm pretty disgusted by this show of arrogance on the Israelis part by publishing their plans.
I wonder what'll happen when push comes to shove, could this be the last straw for the region?
by Zug-Zug
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man accidentally shoots wife during sex
Replies: 33
Views: 3023

Re: Man accidentally shoots wife during sex

Freakish wrote:No safety?


I see what you did there... :shock:

His excuse seems horribly weak though;
I'd like to know how you accidently shoot the person you're having sex with, with a gun, when "reaching for something on the night-stand".

Edit: *cough*
by Zug-Zug
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria
Replies: 85
Views: 7654

Re: Syria

Well, even Hiroshima and Nagasaki can't really be heralded as examples of terrorism. They were, in fact, military targets. There was the intended side effect of ending the war by destroying morale, but the goal of those bombings was not "kill civilians just to fuck shit up." And the goal ...
by Zug-Zug
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Taking over the world (or destroying it, take your pick).
Replies: 25
Views: 3181

Re: Taking over the world (or destroying it, take your pick).

Generally I try and start with taking Africa, then pushing into South America. Once I've got that and can hold it, it's five free bonus armies a turn. If I can take North America from there, there are only four territories that I actually need to defend, and I have Europe surrounded. Ideally, once ...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 27, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pirates Seize Control Of French Cruise Ship
Replies: 26
Views: 3845

Re: Pirates Seize Control Of French Cruise Ship

Back on topic... Looking for an internship this summer? [snip]Graph with statistics[/snip] The bit with "It's getting worse..." is a bit of an over reaction is it not? There's only a rise of 8, in one quater over one year. Hardly makes for a proper sample, does it? Isn't it just a satiric...
by Zug-Zug
Wed May 14, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9878

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

Fat Tony wrote:Wait a minute...if it's 26,000 light years away, it actually supernovicated around 24,092 BC, right?


Give or take, yes.
by Zug-Zug
Wed May 14, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9212884

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

dis·en·chant (dsn-chnt) tr.v. dis·en·chant·ed, dis·en·chant·ing, dis·en·chants To free from illusion or false belief; undeceive. disenchanted Adjective disappointed and disillusioned (with something). disillusioned Adjective disappointed at finding out reality does not match one's ideals.
by Zug-Zug
Wed May 14, 2008 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nine Inch Nails
Replies: 94
Views: 12364

Re: Nine Inch Nails

The slip combines some of his newer style with some of his older style. And the song "Lights in the Sky" is so freaking beautiful. I love it. I could just listen to it on repeat, but then I might start crying. I hope he plays it this summer. Discipline is just too awesome , I mean like th...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

Because who are you to decide what is sufficient for someone else? Because the idea of removing the fruits of my labor without my say so sickens me. Because I believe that progress doesn't occur by everyone getting what they need, it occurs by some getting what they want. Yes, I consider myself luc...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

Because it encourages you to labor more and the more you labor, the more fruits everyone gets. Please explain how "everyone" reaps the rewards if "everyone" wants more? And in your train of thought, shouldn't people that have worked their whole life reap the most? But that's def...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

The idea that because I have money, and wish to enjoy the fruits of my labors, and therefor I am greedy, is both immature, offensive, and naive. (I being interchangeable with anyone) Are all 'rich' people therefor not greedy? Of course I'm not saying that. But not everyone who has more then you is ...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

That wasn't aimed at you. It was aimed at this: Well, I'm currently reading Henry David Thoreau's "Walden; or, Life in the Woods", and I must say I'm actually enthralled by the way he dismisses society. I think the problem in general is that people aren't aware of how damaging their greed...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

also, it would be kinda sweet if you guys could at least pretend that this discussion about the size of the middle class is still a response to my original post. Well, I'm currently reading Henry David Thoreau's "Walden; or, Life in the Woods", and I must say I'm actually enthralled by th...
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

That's income distribution, not percentage of people or what not. So, what we see in this picture is that more income is going to the Well Off. [Edit: At least that's what I see in it.] It was the people in that income bracket. Here is a discussion of the source, I can't find the source itself yet....
by Zug-Zug
Tue May 13, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Injustice and Economic Interaction
Replies: 85
Views: 6618

Re: Injustice and Economic Interaction

Everything I've seen, like the following image (I saved the image but not the source, I can try to find it if necessary), suggest that any decline in the middle class is because people are moving up instead of down. That's income distribution, not percentage of people or what not. So, what we see i...
by Zug-Zug
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD Takes On Marketing
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: XKCD Takes On Marketing

pseudoidiot wrote:Firm grip, indeed. Ha!


First thing that crossed my mind! :lol:
by Zug-Zug
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249246

Re: High and low point of your day

Low - One of the caps from my front teeth has decided to fall off this morning. WHOOPEDY FUCKIN' DOO. I'm hoping the other one (which is covering a larger chip knocked out of my tooth) stays on, or I will be Miss. McCrookedsmile forever more. I had that while going out last week, luckily I found th...
by Zug-Zug
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33090

Re: This blows my mind!

Ok, I read through the rest of the replies here, but I didn't find anyone noting this: If you look at it upside down, she'll switch. Like really, just pivot your head around. (or you could be boring and turn the screen.) I've tried it with multiple people now, some who originally saw her spinning Cl...
by Zug-Zug
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2809238

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Pirate.Bondage wrote:My boyfriend's father just died, and I loved him like my own father.


For what it matters, my condolences on the loss.
by Zug-Zug
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027485

Re: Back to post yo' face

parkaboy wrote:Ren looks soooooo much like Faye. seriously.

Especially in that second pic! o_o
by Zug-Zug
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Notes found in a public place
Replies: 24
Views: 3155

Re: Notes found in a public place

Imagine you're a revolutionary anti-fascist terrorist introducing yourself and summarizing your petition. Do it with the letter "v". That's awesome. That should be in a comic, or film or something. I see what you did thar! o_O Not really a note; but the other day I was at this club where ...
by Zug-Zug
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3027485

Re: Back to post yo' face

Me skipping along in the rain;
Spoiler:
Image
by Zug-Zug
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3405
Views: 780568

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had the weirdest Deja Vu yesterday, it was a dream from a week or two ago, but it turned into reality just yesterday: Was at a friend's appartment just chilling out with a group of people, Gay-Bar music-video on tv, a Porcupine Tree song from the direction of the comp, someone started coughing and...

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