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by RockoTDF
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

And that is the root of your problem : Israelian look at Palestinian and they only see the extremists who build rockets, they don't see the many civilians who just want peace. And when Palestinians look at Israel they only see settlers and fanatics as well and war criminal. They dismiss the idea th...
by RockoTDF
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

ABC is claiming that a US activist was shot in the head four times. I am a tad suspect Turkey is claiming it is the American (to rile up US support) but regardless, pretty damning if true.

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Media/american ... d=10814848
by RockoTDF
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

I must say that I am absolutely disgusted at some of the misinformed comments I've seen on this thread. I can't say I'm surprised though. Someone mentioned on this thread that the argument of media bias is getting old, but that doesn't make it any less true. But how would I know which media is real...
by RockoTDF
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

It is relevant because the immigration problem is tied to a lot of organized crime... Again -- that's nice. You still seem to be under the assumption that this is anywhere close to being the equivalent of the Mexican government cooperating with groups firing missiles into American population centre...
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

Mexicans are in charge of drug cartels and gangs that commit all kinds of crimes across the southwest. I don't have any stats, but a huge amount of crime is tied to south of the border. That's nice. If you are going to be sarcastic, fuck off. You're under the assumption that this is anywhere close ...
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

None of these things are weapons. Can anyone point out industrial/construction uses for night vision goggles and gas masks? Bulletproof vests are a bit dodgy. Then again I would probably want one if I was a Palestinian civilian. There are industrial and construction uses for C4, that doesnt change ...
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

Monumental? Are you joking? The UN says that Gaza is allowed less than a quarter of what it needs. That's true, Hamas is likely having trouble getting their ammunition. I'm not sure about the cement ban, but frankly, it's on the banned list and I'm not sure what is to be expected; if Hamas stopped ...
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0748: "Worst-Case Scenario"
Replies: 92
Views: 25467

Re: "Worst-Case Scenario" discussion

I'm surprised that Randall left out some reference to the "nuclear option."
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

About the US: I live in a part of the US near the Mexican border that has a serious drug and immigrant trafficking problem (Arizona - there are threads elsewhere about controversial laws designed to combat these issues if you want to look). Every so often Border Patrol cops or citizens on border to...
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

I'm not sure if this was mentioned yet, but http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=177169 During its searches of the Mavi Marmara on Tuesday, the military also discovered a cache of bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, as well as gas masks. On Monday morning, at least nine foreign activ...
by RockoTDF
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Arizona is so unpopular, people want similar immigration law
Replies: 191
Views: 16380

Re: Arizona is so unpopular, people want similar immigration

The "surprising part" is that more people want similar laws while the Do Not Want crowd is the one getting all the coverage as if it's the majority opinion. And also that the president that was super-popular about a year and a half ago is being disagreed with by more people than not. Call...
by RockoTDF
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

Also, I have to mention this - Who cares if it was on international water? Is that really your concern? It's an issue, I agree, but it's undeniably the least important one in this entire thing. lol@improbable :P It seems that the ships being in international waters makes no difference to the legal ...
by RockoTDF
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people
Replies: 601
Views: 49790

Re: Israelian raid on Gaza-bound aid ship kills 10+ people

make me want to come through the screen a punch the people who made them. While the activists may have attacked the Israeli soldiers first (and for me that is a big may), the blame for killing ten people does lie with the soldiers. If they were unprepared for crowd control of the boats then procedu...
by RockoTDF
Sat May 29, 2010 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream Porn
Replies: 68
Views: 10321

Re: Pornography and Perception: The Influence of Mainstream

Anti-pornography feminists argued that these unreal depictions of sexuality reinforce the real sexual patriarchy our society endures. As anti-porn feminist Robin Morgan said: “pornography was the theory, rape was the practice.” Does Morgan have any empirical data to back up that assertion? One of t...
by RockoTDF
Sat May 29, 2010 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What have you broken in the lab?
Replies: 48
Views: 7327

Re: What have you broken in the lab?

Haven't broken anything too bad so far, but I will start doing fMRI training in the fall semester. In the event something goes wrong, you will be the first to know.
by RockoTDF
Wed May 26, 2010 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The End of 24 (Spoiler alert would be an understatement)
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: The End of 24 (Spoiler alert would be an understatement)

Dark Avorian wrote:Did he get killed? I didn't realize Logan shot him through the pillow.


I think that was to silence the blast. I think he shot him in the back of the head.
by RockoTDF
Tue May 25, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The End of 24 (Spoiler alert would be an understatement)
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: The End of 24 (Spoiler alert would be an understatement)

I was pretty sad too, It was wierd. that was pretty epic " don't shoot Jack Bauer, we have hellfire missiles pointed at you." Although is does bring some earlier stuff into question didn't they have those terrorists in sight of the drones much earlier? I was actually hoping they would kil...
by RockoTDF
Tue May 25, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The End of 24 (Spoiler alert would be an understatement)
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

The End of 24 (Spoiler alert would be an understatement)

So, what did everyone think of the end of 24? I'm kind of sad, in the same way I was after I saw Episode III....that "it's all over" feeling. I really don't know what to think. I actually thought they were going to kill Jack. I'm just glad they didn't let him end up at some black site for ...
by RockoTDF
Tue May 04, 2010 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: taste of saliva
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: taste of saliva

If I pick up a soda or beer can that isn't my own (by mistake) and take a sip, I immediately know it isn't my own because I can taste the saliva of others. It is easier with soda than beer.
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Psychology: Is it a real science?
Replies: 195
Views: 33849

Re: Psychology: Is it a real science?

I picked a random number from 1 to 400 and turned to this page (93) in a psychology textbook that I happen to have at hand. The following falsifiable claims are made on this page: ⋅ the sensitivity of rods and cones adapts to the availability of light ⋅ adaptation from very brig...
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Women in Academia
Replies: 49
Views: 10005

Re: Women in Academia

Everyone keeps throwing around unemployment statistics. However, they are often reported differently between countries. For example, the US does not include people who have never had a job (ie new university grads) in their stats. You have to lose a job to be considered unemployed. Also, generally s...
by RockoTDF
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0732: "HDTV"
Replies: 222
Views: 77680

Re: "HDTV" Discussion

This comic made me laugh, and I generally agree.

However, isn't there something about the color range of HDTVs that is better than computer monitors?
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0731: "Desert Island"
Replies: 119
Views: 28965

Re: "Desert Island" Discussion

I think what he is trying to say is that we are spending so much time worrying about exploring space, but we have equally amazing oceans nearer to us that we just ignore. We are all the dude on the desert island.
by RockoTDF
Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans
Replies: 71
Views: 6130

Re: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans

So, when are they going to start ordering the heads of the Tea Baggers on pikes? I'm pretty sure those guys have some good anti-American rhetoric that could justify their executions in much the same way as this cleric. As much as I despise the tea baggers, there is a difference between anti-Governm...
by RockoTDF
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans
Replies: 71
Views: 6130

Re: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans

File charges. Ask Yemen to extradite him. If they don't, go get his ass and bring him to trial. I want to know if you have any idea what the current state of Yemen is like? It isn't fully under government control. It's no Somalia but it ain't exactly Saudi Arabia either. Extraditing him isn't reall...
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Complaints about the masses; "they're stupid, simple, etc."
Replies: 42
Views: 8715

Re: Complaints about the masses; "they're stupid, simple, et

Why do so many people think that intelligent people wouldn't do anything but sit around and think? Most of us here are smart and we all know perfectly well that someone has to do the grunt work. Also, there are plenty of highly intelligent people who would rather be carpenters and such instead of s...
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Complaints about the masses; "they're stupid, simple, etc."
Replies: 42
Views: 8715

Re: Complaints about the masses; "they're stupid, simple, et

Piaget's heirarchy has little to no grounding in actual science. Its from that period in psychology where it was ok to make things up. Since when did that period ever end? We're still in the thick of it if you ask me. No. Just no. If your idea of a psychologist is Dr. Phil or some other quack, or s...
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans
Replies: 71
Views: 6130

Re: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans

It's not like he is in America or anything like that, and I think there's no doubt on whether he is guilty or not. Slippery slope is slippery. You can in NO CIRCUMSTANCE approve the killing of a citizen without a trial. You know, the trial that your constitution says every citizen is entitled to ha...
by RockoTDF
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans
Replies: 71
Views: 6130

Re: Presidential Hit List Now Includes Americans

No citizen should have to take ANY steps to avoid being ... killed, through direct action, with no due process - by our own government. Did the same rule apply to, say, General Lee? Did there have to be a court-martial before he was liable to be killed? If a Union soldier saw Lee and shot him, then...
by RockoTDF
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

We had been in SASO for 3 years by 2007. 5/1/04 is when "major combat operations" ceased and we officially moved into Phase IV. And even if we quabble about the exact date, by the time of the video Iraq had voted in elections, Saddam had been tried and executed, and Gen. Petraeus was in c...
by RockoTDF
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

This discussion is overlooking an important point. What our mission in Iraq really is. Or "was" - remember that this video was filmed in 2007 at the height of "the surge" when they were trying to clamp down hard. Right now US forces are in Iraq conducting SASO (Stability and Sup...
by RockoTDF
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0724: "Hell"
Replies: 184
Views: 73721

Re: "Hell" Discussion

Mario hack:

This is hell. Hell-arious, too.

Sound NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in6RZzdGki8
by RockoTDF
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

The fact is that, shit went wrong in this video, if the fault doesn't lie with the soldiers for not bothering to wait or ask questions or confirm targets then it lies in the protocol. What isn't a correct answer is that there is no fault... you say it isn't the soldiers, then it's the protocol that...
by RockoTDF
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

The people that went into the building that was hit were NOT unarmed. Listen to the radio - they had five or six guys in there with weapons and had to take them out. I'm talking about the two that you -see- enter, unarmed not the 6 armed people from the previous encounter that they were told were i...
by RockoTDF
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

I honestly don't see why they couldn't have taken a minute or two to confirm that the two unarmed individuals who entered the building were combatants or waited like... 10 seconds, for the person walking by to pass out of at least the "instantly-vaporised by the explosion" radius. Are you...
by RockoTDF
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

Indeed. I might as well shoot people who approach my home, they probably have good intentions but they might not. Your home isn't in a war zone, this is a ridiculous analogy. Point being, you shouldn't shoot people if there is only an tiny chance of them being dangerous. They even saw they had no w...
by RockoTDF
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: USMC uses music to fight Taliban
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: USMC uses music to fight Taliban

I had never thought of it being a bad idea because we are using culture as a weapon. Interesting point. When my brother went through his "recognition week"** at the Air Force Academy, the upperclassmen played a lot of very loud heavy metal music for hours on end while everyone was running ...
by RockoTDF
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

You shouldn't run up to a location that has just had a missile hit it. And likewise you shouldn't missile a location that just had a person walking by. The van probably thought it was an insurgent 1-off bomb and tried to help, not knowing it was actually a marine helicopter. (Its like not like the ...
by RockoTDF
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

"Actual Missile 2: Fired later by another helicopter because the camera we are seeing isn't looking at the target. No idea as to the fate of the individuals nearby. The people shouldn't be running into a battle zone regardless." You cant really classify this as a battlezone and condemn pe...
by RockoTDF
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq
Replies: 141
Views: 16739

Re: Leaked video: US army MURDERS innocent civs in Iraq

Now having watched the missile encounter in the 40 minute version: They saw people run into an abandoned building with weapons, and they fired on the building. That is how urban combat works, and is why I haven't heard any complaints elsewhere about this. I also think that if the wikileaks folks tho...

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