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by Weaver
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: If veterans were REAL PATRIOTS, they wouldn't have PTSD
Replies: 84
Views: 8690

Re: If veterans were REAL PATRIOTS, they wouldn't have PTSD

Patton was also an insensitive cock. Coming from a man who designed a new type of sword that caused wounds which bled significantly more than wounds from conventional cavalry swords, That shouldn't be too shocking. It's not that they bled more - it's that the thrust was more effective at getting to...
by Weaver
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hadley Climatic RU hacked. Possibly damning data released.
Replies: 60
Views: 5173

Re: Hadley Climatic RU hacked. Possibly damning data released.

Quote mining selected lines from various scientists and posting them without any context doesn't mean they've "proven" a conspiracy.

Let's not forget the criminal nature of the hack and of the e-mail release.

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/ar ... #more-1853
by Weaver
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: If veterans were REAL PATRIOTS, they wouldn't have PTSD
Replies: 84
Views: 8690

Re: If veterans were REAL PATRIOTS, they wouldn't have PTSD

Thanks for posting this story - now I'm pissed off beyond belief.

I'm off to re-post this on a few military-related forums - and over at Richard Dawkins' and PZ Myers' sites. See how much trouble I can find.
by Weaver
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Womb transplants 'one step closer'
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: Womb transplants 'one step closer'

I'm fairly sure a womb donor would be harder to find than a sperm donor...and even then, carrying a baby to term with male skeletal and muscular physiology would be a whole extra challenege... That aside, damn this is cool :mrgreen: There are probably many out there who would do it ... Background: ...
by Weaver
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cremation or Burial?
Replies: 63
Views: 9348

Re: Cremation or Burial?

For clarification, organ donation doesn't necessitate cremation - standard burial is always possible as well.
by Weaver
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Interracial couple denied marriage license in LA (Louisiana)
Replies: 81
Views: 7674

Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in LA (Louisiana)

So long as the Louisiana judicial system provides enough other justices of the peace to marry interracial couples, this one guy wouldn't necessarily be violating any laws here. What?! Ok I'm going to repost this ONE MORE TIME... Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person o...
by Weaver
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cool Projects Gone Horribly Wrong
Replies: 27
Views: 2628

Re: Cool Projects Gone Horribly Wrong

For a short while I was very concerned over this story ...

I thought Michael Jackson had ordered take-out. :twisted:
by Weaver
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cremation or Burial?
Replies: 63
Views: 9348

Re: Cremation or Burial?

Certainly funeral rites are for those left behind - but that doesn't mean that the failure to conduct a large, elaborate burial is somehow unkind to the survivors, or doesn't allow them to grieve and recover properly. My father dies on Aug. 25th, unexpectedly. The family gathered at my folks summer ...
by Weaver
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

Um, since when is there free license to shoot at someone who is suspected of a felony? What is the necessary and sufficient definition of suspicion anyway? You see a car flying at 90 mph with a speed limit of 45, not stopping for police, and they suspect that car may have been involved in something...
by Weaver
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

The driver is a larger target, when viewed from the front, rear or sides, even excluding that area protected by non-penatrable areas of structural framework, than the tires are. Remember, hitting the wheel doesn't do anything, you actually have to penetrate the rubber portion of the tire, and probab...
by Weaver
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran detains US nationals at border.
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Iran detains US nationals at border.

Damn idiots. I don't know which pisses me off more - the diplomatic concessions someone will be making through to get these idiots back, or the US military forces diverted from required missions to go hunt for them well out of their normal operating sectors. It's not like we have a shitload of "...
by Weaver
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

I understood your point, and I agree mostly - I was just trying to point out that, in some juristictions at least, excessive speed and evading arrest (failure to stop) can be classed as felonious behavior. I don't think that lethal force should be used simply to stop felonious behavior - as you poi...
by Weaver
Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

Shit, we couldn't shoot at people running away from us in IRAQ - positive ID of a threat was required before opening fire even in an active war zone! I'm pretty sure they can. Otherwise: "aw crap. They're falling back. Everybody stop shooting so the enemy can take up new defensive positions.&q...
by Weaver
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

I understood your point, and I agree mostly - I was just trying to point out that, in some juristictions at least, excessive speed and evading arrest (failure to stop) can be classed as felonious behavior. I don't think that lethal force should be used simply to stop felonious behavior - as you poin...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

Um, since when is there free license to shoot at someone who is suspected of a felony? What is the necessary and sufficient definition of suspicion anyway? You see a car flying at 90 mph with a speed limit of 45, not stopping for police, and they suspect that car may have been involved in something...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars
Replies: 44
Views: 5011

Re: Chicago: New Policy Allows Police To Shoot At Fleeing Cars

I seriously hope the reported policy limitations aren't accurate - because, as reported, this is an idiotic policy change. I agree with other posters that police should be able to engage individuals whom they believe pose a serious threat to themselves or others - but simply shooting at fleeing felo...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo
Replies: 52
Views: 5489

Re: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo

A wee bit of a necropost, not intended to insult anyone's belief in the supernatural - but applicable. Borrowed from the Bad Astronomy site, and definately apropos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIaV8swc-fo
by Weaver
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

Well, this is interesting - it may well be the first time I've been called (indirectly, perhaps) some sort of fascist thug Soldier who isn't concerned with the rights of ordinary citizens. At work, I'm known as the liberal pinko-freak. Really. I'm adaquately concerned with the rights of those subjec...
by Weaver
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

Well, it's pretty clear that Dream won't accept the use of a Taser unless the perp has already injured a cop - and that he thinks cops should be expected to face bodily harm in pursuit of keeping the rest of us safe. Because they get to carry guns, of course - simply because they are armed to protec...
by Weaver
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

While I agree that Tasers have the potential for abuse, and are slightly less personal in their application than (given the example) batons, billy clubs, or riot sticks, I totally disagree that they are somehow less desirable tools to gain compliance. Impact weapons such as batons carry serious risk...
by Weaver
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo
Replies: 52
Views: 5489

Re: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo

I'm not sure about your examples ... Then I suggest you a) read my post more carefully and b) review the relevant studies. As to a) the structure of my examples was laid out as follows: somethings things do cross over (Colace) and sometimes they don't (meditation). Also as to a), this: Claims that ...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

I'm still waiting to find out when you will attend the police academy (I'd like to send you a care package ). You'll be waiting a while. I can't see you anymore... Well ... How mature. Instead of defending your position, you'll simply ignore my posts. I hope others (who still choose to view my post...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

I'm still waiting to find out when you will attend the police academy (I'd like to send you a care package ;) ). Really - I'm dead serious here - unless you are willing to sign on the dotted line and put your own ass at risk, you have little cause to insist that those in charge of your safety (in t...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

I'm still waiting to find out when you will attend the police academy (I'd like to send you a care package ;) ). Really - I'm dead serious here - unless you are willing to sign on the dotted line and put your own ass at risk, you have little cause to insist that those in charge of your safety (in th...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo
Replies: 52
Views: 5489

Re: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo

Alternative Medicine is that group of devices, techniques, and chemicals which have NOT been scientifically proven effective. If any Alternative Medicine is ever PROVEN effective, it is simply called "Medicine." Sometimes, sometimes not. A positive example: Colace as an herbal remedy for ...
by Weaver
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

Maybe it's just my state, but kids are allowed in casinos now? Thats what I was wondering to be honest. Not in the gambling area - but most large casinos are associated with hotels which have ample entertainment areas for kids. Combined double post. And yet another inappropriate use of the taser. H...
by Weaver
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo
Replies: 52
Views: 5489

Re: NCCAM finds herbs no better than placebo

As for therapies, acupuncture has been shown to help certain conditions Not exactly - in fact, while quality double-blind studies have shown a beneficial effect from acupuncture, the same studies showed a greater effect from "sham acupuncture" - in which fake needles which didn't actually...
by Weaver
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: From the terrible, cyclopean depths.... (Squid!)
Replies: 46
Views: 3082

Re: From the terrible, cyclopean depths.... (Squid!)

pseudoidiot wrote:Somewhere, in the depths of the ocean is an undersea lair.

These squids are just the first step of some evil genius' plans for world domination.

Agreed. I'm betting it's PZ Myers behind it all ...

Of course, he's made some pretty blatent comments supporting the squids recently ;)
by Weaver
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

To my knowledge police are permitted to go one threat level above the person in question (taser/baton vs unarmed, gun vs knife, etc). There's no such restriction - police are permitted to use the necessary force to accomplish their task of protecting the public, themselves, and the individual. Less...
by Weaver
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator
Replies: 99
Views: 10274

Re: Nevada Police use tasers to bring down terminator

And yet another inappropriate use of the taser. How much danger did a naked, stoned guy present? Are you serious? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to subdue a guy when you don't have any of his clothing to get a grip on? Especially in the summer in Nevada, where he's likely sweating up a st...
by Weaver
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business
Replies: 22
Views: 3525

Re: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business

I pulled everything from our national bureau of statistics. You can download the enormous (seriously, colossal) PDF yourself if you please. Or dismiss my post out of hand, because it is really tangential to the issue of banning a traditional martial arts weapon that has been reduced to a masturbato...
by Weaver
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business
Replies: 22
Views: 3525

Re: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business

Banning weapons is generally stupid anyway. Other than mass killing weapons like missiles and grenades, obviously. Even if guns were outlawed in the UK (in a stupid and rash kneejerk reaction), and knives are apparently on the way out, the people who want to own and use these weapons will do so. Pr...
by Weaver
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business
Replies: 22
Views: 3525

Re: Nunchaku in New York: Serious Business

Excuse my good ol' american gunner stereotypes but are guns legal in NY? New York State (excluding New York City) - short answer is No. Not without a permit and license and some other legal hoops. New York City - short answer is Yes. You got that backwards. Everywhere in NY, you can walk into a sto...
by Weaver
Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Guilty Over Fake Penis Scam
Replies: 45
Views: 4189

Re: Man Guilty Over Fake Penis Scam

Wrong. Violations of military regulations by members of the military are CRIMES - although they can sometimes be addressed via non-judicial punishment, as in the case of procedings under Article 15, they are still crimes. Article 15s are used to address minor violations in the same manner as misdem...
by Weaver
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Guilty Over Fake Penis Scam
Replies: 45
Views: 4189

Re: Man Guilty Over Fake Penis Scam

Illegal and punishable are different things. And it's only punishable because by joining the military you voluntarily submit yourself to a code of conduct. Point in case, Article 15 is titled "NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT". Wrong. Violations of military regulations by members of the military a...
by Weaver
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man Guilty Over Fake Penis Scam
Replies: 45
Views: 4189

Re: Man Guilty Over Fake Penis Scam

When I went through Army urinalysis training a number of years ago, we heard about one guy who got busted by an aware test observer using one of those ... Apparently, white males shouldn't attempt to utilize the devices shaded for African-Americans. :lol: Also, if one does decide to, one should prep...
by Weaver
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Large Hadron Collider has claimed its first victim
Replies: 47
Views: 5731

Re: The Large Hadron Collider has claimed its first victim

Perhaps instead of "LHC has claimed its first victim" the subject should be "Ignorance, superstition, and abject lack of scientific education claim ANOTHER victim!"
by Weaver
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: TOP TIPS
Replies: 72
Views: 7152

Re: TOP TIPS

Gents: Avoid missing the toilet with drunken peeing by nailing a pair of slippers to the floor in front of the bowl. Simply slide your feet in and you will always be in the correct position! I'm not a man or anything, but this actually sounds like a good idea. Ummm ... no. Still too many ways to in...
by Weaver
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LHC scientists recieving death threats
Replies: 13
Views: 2328

Re: LHC scientists recieving death threats

What cracks me up is that the proponents of the scare said the same thing about an accelerator at Brookaven which has been online for about a decade - that it could cause a black hole which would destroy the Earth. Personally, I think they were right in the first case, but in a very Douglas Adams ki...
by Weaver
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Death by Compressed Air?
Replies: 36
Views: 14731

Re: Death by Compressed Air?

Well, I think we have all agreed that injected air can be hazardous. Here's evidence of something even more hazardous than injected air: stupidity . http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080831/ap_on_re_us/amputation_attempt (Found on SNOPES) MODESTO, Calif. – Police say a man tried to cut off his own a...

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