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Finished with Redwall, by Brian Jacques
Finished with Redwall, by Brian Jacques
My son loved this book. I need to read it. - Glen Campbell
I enjoyed it, Glen. Took me longer than I expected to really latch onto it, but I finished the last 120 pages in one day. - Jandy
Victor Ganata
Richard Dawkins: It would be ‘immoral’ not to abort a fetus with Down syndrome - Raw Story
“I think the lesson of this episode is obvious,” he said. “We need to do much more rigorous prenatal screening for ignorant assholes.” - Glen Campbell
For him it may be immoral, but not for others. - Joe
They've added 'atheist' to the start of the title now. To emphasize the evil :) - Eivind
I wonder what it is that makes him want to say these kinds of things in such a repugnant way. - Victor Ganata
He seems to have a knack for it. I can't remember the last time I saw a non-Twitter related news item about him. - Eivind
Victor- it's a certain kind of Englishness. A self-confidence particularly brittle, married to a lack of filters. <airplane lady> or maybe he's just an asshole. - Pete : Team Marina
I mean, it's true that the one of the major reasons why we do prenatal screening is to look for Down syndrome and to allow women a chance to terminate pregnancy before viability, and I guess it's *technically* not eugenics since the risk of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome is more dependent on maternal age than heredity, but "immoral" to go to term with a child with Down syndrome? Hmm…. - Victor Ganata
I'd be hard-pressed to call it immoral to not abort a DS fetus, but I agree with everything else he has to say on the matter. - Hookuh Tinypants
The fact that he always falls back on "be rational not emotional" reminds me that just because he's a biologist, there are obviously parts of biology he doesn't know dick about. - Victor Ganata
Anyone who thinks other people should make rational decisions is a) a douche and b) unaware of their own irrationality and c) really, really wrong. - Deborah Fitchett
Don't get all rational now, Hookuh :) (I agree with you.) - Eivind
Just saying, guys like Dawkins who fly off the handle and get all defensive at the slightest hint of feeling attacked (justifiable or not) probably shouldn't try to bludgeon people with the "be rational not emotional" schtick. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Glen Campbell
TIL "Machete Kills" is a spin-off of "Spy Kids"
Spy kids? I thought it was spun out of the joke trailer in Grindhouse. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Not necessarily a spin-off, but definitely inter-connected in some ways (assuming the information in this wiki is accurate): - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Machete was a character in Spy Kids many years before Grindhouse and Machete - same actor, same name. :P - - Glen Campbell
Mona Nomura
It really bothers me when iPhone or iPad are spelled with a capital i. So much so, I refuse to even type it.
You go girl - Glen Campbell
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph -
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph
"Wikimedia, the organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to remove one of his images which is used online without his permission, claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it owns the copyright." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
You found pictures of me! - imabonehead
" Mr Slater now faces an estimated £10,000 legal bill to take the matter to court. “If the monkey took it, it owns copyright, not me, that’s their basic argument. What they don’t realise is that it needs a court to decide that,” he said. The image has been removed in the past when he complained, but different editors regularly upload it once again. “Some of their editors think it should... more... - Jessie
So the camera should own the copyright? - Todd Hoff
If you're willing to rule that monkeys are no more sentient than cameras (or perhaps to rule that non-humans are not allowed to own copyright.) - Victor Ganata
Surely there must be a case where there's a copyright dispute between a toddler and an adult in similar circumstances, though. That would be an obvious precedent. - Victor Ganata
If Wikipedia's argument were allowed to stand, it could open up other questions about motion-sensitive or infrared-sensitive cameras. Could owners of those cameras see their copyrights disappear because they didn't physically trigger the shutter? - John (bird whisperer)
Maybe, but I don't think that's the dispute. I actually think the dispute is whether or not sentients (who are not necessarily sapients) can own copyright. Like, it's obvious that if I set a timer to take a picture, that I still own copyright, but if a toddler presses a button on a camera, who owns the copyright now? - Victor Ganata
In any case, Wikipedia's argument is still problematic because regardless of who owns the copyright, it's not in public domain, and there's no way they can ask a monkey for a license. - Victor Ganata
=))))))))))))))))) - جواد
I bet the monkey would grant them a license for a few bananas. Seems like a pretty silly thing to go all ape over - All You Can Arcade from Android
I mean, sure, I could think of a lot better ways to spend £10,000 (and whatever taxpayer money) but since the courts are considering it…. - Victor Ganata
If the photographer did give the monkey some food, it might have even been work for hire! - Christina Pikas
Did the monkey sign a release? - Todd Hoff
The bigger issue is whether monkeys have legal rights to ownership. I'm pretty sure they don't. - Glen Campbell
As a duly court-appointed expert monkey-whisperer, I am counsel for the referenced simian, who hereby wishes to express his heartfelt desire to retain all rights and privileges associated with the photographic image under discussion. Kindly remit payment at once to my monkey client, care of me. - Stephen Mack
Lengthy court case *SPOILER*: STATUE OF LIBERTY. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You just *know* the barristers/solicitors are going to milk this thing for all its worth and then some :D - Victor Ganata
AJ Batac
Isn't it true?
Wait, God has an app? - Todd Hoff
Is he on twitter too i really don't have time for a full sermon. - Steve C Team Marina
Apparently God has a lot more credibility than Ricky Gervais. - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
AAARGH my wife has been looking for a teaching job for 5 years now. Had a great interview on Tuesday, and got an email this evening saying that they're trying to call her references (which basically means they want her for the position) but none of them are answering.
Hard to keep in touch with people years after you worked for them, and none of the local school district people will be in their offices until August 1st. - Glen Campbell
Oh no! I hope she can get the job on the strength of her experience and interview. - Jenny H. from Android
Two MORE good interviews; still no response from ANY of her references. Sigh. - Glen Campbell
:( i hope they come through for her! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Eek fingers crossed. I hope they can wait until the first. - joey
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I wonder if there are any good places to eat in San Francisco
Super Duper, Colibri, South Beach Cafe, City Chopsticks - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
The BBQ is probably better in TX, though. Although SF does have some LA- and TX-descended BBQ joints. - Spidra Webster
I went to Henry's Hunan for lunch - one of my all-time favorites - Glen Campbell
That sounds good. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Just realized that the b/w I keep seeing people use doesn't mean black and white, it means between. Um. What's wrong with btw?
I think of "btw" as "by the way." I would be confused by that... - Bren from iPhone
No, it means "black and white." They're doing it wrong. - Glen Campbell
I used to abbreviate it as b/w. But that could be interpreted as black & white too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I've only seen "b/w" used with 78 rpm and 45 rpm singles. I always assumed that meant "backed with". - Spidra Webster
I've seen "b/w" mainly as "black and white" and "btw" as "by the way." If I were abbreviating "between" I might use "btwn" to make it clear. - John (bird whisperer)
^^this. I've abbreviated between as btwn since I was in college. - Corinne L
Embarrassingly, it's a typo in a tweet where I was complaining about writing :-\ I meant btwn. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
In this kind of situation I would send in the ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC to sort it out. - Micah
Micah - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
L to tha B
Found a Werther's Original in my purse. I win Monday.
You should buy a Lotto ticket - Glen Campbell
E VER Y THING had an API these days.
That doesn't look very web scale. - Mark Trapp
Is it thread-safe? - Glen Campbell
Is that where the images have been going? - Joe
Doesn't look very restful - Pete : Team Marina
GIGO - Kevin Johnson from Android
Plot twist: *only* supports DELETE. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Is this why they call it the "Internet of Things"? - Slippy
BINary coded - Ivan Crema
it's a LIFO API...last in, first out... - imabonehead
This is the idiomatic Node way to create packages. *ducks* - Mark Trapp
Ahem, you missed an opportunity to consolidate two words down to: Nodematic. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"node".concat(function (e) { return function () { return 'm'.concat(function () { return 'atic'; })}}); - Mark Trapp
Victor Ganata
If MH17 *wasn't* hit by a missile, would we ever find out?
So far, I don't think that anyone has any evidence it was a missile, other than people stating it was. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Maybe it's just the streams I'm following in the social-media-verse, but the missile strike theory seems to be the most dominant narrative, and popular narratives have a way of trumping evidence or the lack thereof. - Victor Ganata
Even PRI and BBC World Report seem to be pushing this narrative. - Victor Ganata
Pretty sure they know it's a missile. Some inside sources (w/in US Intelligence) have even identified the type of missile. - Glen Campbell
Joe Biden said the plane had "been shot down, not an accident. Blown out of the sky." based off US intelligence. I doubt we will see definitive evidence so close to the incident. - Johnny
The FAA also warned U.S. airlines about flying over Ukraine in April "Due to the potential for conflicting Air Traffic Control (ATC) instructions from Ukrainian and Russian authorities and for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft, United States (U.S.) flight operations are prohibited until further notice in the airspace over Crimea, the Black Sea, and the Sea of Azov,". - Johnny
"Missile strike" is definitely the prevailing narrative and there seem to be good reasons supporting that as the cause, but, still, I can't help but remember the Maine, is all. - Victor Ganata
That FAA warning mentions nothing about the possibility of being shot out of the air, though. I suppose one could infer that possibility from "potential misidentification of civil aircraft" but I'm not sure this is evidence that the FAA foresaw this type of incident. - Victor Ganata
You gotta admit, Colin Powell and Edward Snowden are like a one-two punch against the credibility of U.S. intelligence. - Victor Ganata
"for the related potential misidentification of civil aircraft" is a way of someone saying fighter jets and missiles may make mistakes without saying it directly. Pretty standard fair when describing flight paths through conflict areas. Plus a military cargo plane and a military fighter jet was downed earlier this week. - Johnny
Not to mention reports of rebels parading their cache of anti-aircraft missiles through towns in the area. - Johnny
Still, that warning was in April. I'm not sure it was widespread knowledge that Russian sympathists in the Ukraine were sufficiently armed to be able to take down planes flying at high altitude. Getting accidentally taken down by Ukrainian or Russian armed forces is a slightly different hazard. - Victor Ganata
If the Iraq War taught me anything, it's to beware of U.S. intelligence bearing casūs belli. - Victor Ganata
The S-200 rocket that brought down Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 in 2001 was fired from Crimea. It's not that much of a stretch to be cautious given the separatists stormed the army bases early on and may have gained access to such weapons. The FAA was correct in issuing the warning then. I appreciate what you're saying re intelligence but this one isn't some Dick Cheney fiction. - Johnny
Even if it was a missile, there are still at least a couple of possibilities, though, like Ukrainian loyalists trying to make the separatists look bad or the Russian military actually f-ing up and blaming it on the separatists to stave off economic blowback and/or all-out war. Not that I know what the ramifications of any of this would actually be. But just because Dick Cheney isn't... more... - Victor Ganata
That's a different discussion. Who isn't what. I'm not chasing you down that rabbit hole. - Johnny
I dunno, I'm thinking that the discussion of "what" inevitably leads to "who", especially when it's a human directed cause like a missile. - Victor Ganata
Who is a wide open field. What is quickly becoming narrower. What might lead to who did it but I have no info on that so I can't speak to it. - Johnny
Well, I know it's not just me. "It is unclear whether the missile was fired from inside Ukrainian or Russian territory and who fired it, the official added." (from April's post ) - Victor Ganata
I have to admit, U.S. intelligence admitting they don't know the details does make their analysis seem more credible. - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
How Not to Get With That One Vegetarian Chick in Your CrossFit Class -
(in comments) "But this actually makes me feel like all of crossfit culture is indicative of late-stage capitalist decadence, in which the bourgeoisie spend their time and money engaged in a completely involving activity that is largely pointless and unrelated to either labor or survival, and has no real value except in demonstrating that one has the time and money to commit to it." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Karl, is that you? ;) - Victor Ganata
"Dopamine is the opiate of the bourgeosie" ? - Andrew C (✔)
Close! "Dopamine binds to dopamine receptors, causing the release of the opiates of the masses into their synaptic clefts." :D - Victor Ganata
You guys and all your smart words :P - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
You do understand that no one else but you can take a selfie, right?
But, selfies can have more than one person in them, as far as I understand (Thing 1 disagrees with me; she feels that, as long as someone else is in the photo with her, it doesn't count as a "selfie"). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I think Glen is saying someone else can't take your selfie. As for Thing 1, you can tell her that some of the most famous and expensive painted self portraits (selfies) included other people. - Johnny from iPhone
A self-portrait does not have to be ONLY yourself, but it must include yourself. :D - Glen Campbell
My irritation has to do with people who ask others to "take a selfie" of them. - Glen Campbell
Proxy selfie. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ussie. yeah, it sounds bad you filthy minded people. - ellbeecee from Android
Glen Campbell
We’re running out of butter
I actually ran out at the end of last week. I could have sworn I had more in the freezer, but no. - Jennifer Dittrich
Stephan #TeamMarina
Looks like FF is importing everything again. Now all we have to do is invite Robert Scoble back.
it's odd - last month it imported for two days, then it stopped again, and now it's working again - .mau.
and now, at least here, image uploading isn't working - quel *** di Luca S.n.c.
Hasn't imported my twitter feed in months - Glen Campbell
Not even with Advanced Tweets? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
You mean natively posting a picture, zeta3? I did that the day before yesterday, haven't attempted it today. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Yeah, my Twitter is permabroken - but Advanced Tweets works really well. - Jennifer Dittrich
Glen Campbell
How do I remove a service?
Delete your account? - Professor A.I.
Call Comcast? - Professor A.I.
If you go to settings > add/edit and then click on the service, you should be able to choose 'remove account' (I say should, because the Twitter service is sometimes flaky about that.) - Jennifer Dittrich
There's no add/edit - Glen Campbell
Call customer service. 1-800-FACEBOOK - Professor A.I.
I don't see that you have any services connected? If you need to disconnect Advanced Tweets, you need to do that through them: - Jennifer Dittrich
I think my answers are more funny than Jennifier's. - Professor A.I.
Hey Glen, remember that time you left for a long time, and then you came back? Yeah, that was cool. - Professor A.I.
If you can't get to the add/edit area for some reason, you should be able to modify this link: to replace USERNAME with yours. - Jennifer Dittrich
Melly - #TeamMarina
Is you name a song title?
Melissa by The Allman Brothers - - Melly - #TeamMarina
Victoria by The Kinks - vicster: full-bodied
There's several songs for my first name, but as far as I know none for the name I actually use. - Kirsten
I'd be very surprised if it was. - Eivind
Sadly yes ... the song is about an Irish Setter that drowned at sea. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yes. Quite a few, even: - ellbeecee
My nickname is part of song titles (e.g., Sweet Betsy from Pike), but the only song I can find after a very quick search online is something called Betsy the Tractor. I doubt there are any songs named my actual first name. - Betsy
ellbeecee's link tells me there an Andrews Sisters / Bing Crosby song called "Betsy." - Betsy
Rockin' Robin is the only one I'm aware of... - WebGoddess
None that I'm aware of. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Air Supply did Amanda, Al Jolson and Barry Manilow both did a Mandy. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^ And Boston! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Maybe I confused the two? I don't actually know the song. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*sits with Ellbeecee and sings* - L to tha B
I don't think so. :-D - Uli
hey, Dolly Parton did a song "Christina" ... - Christina Pikas
I didn't think there was, but sure enough, there are quite a few listed on allmusic! *struts* - Corinne L
this reminds me that i should make a spotify playlist of my "holly songs" lists. - holly #ravingfangirl
867-5309, baby. - Jenny H. from Android
*joins the other Lauras* - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
On the subject of Amandas, let's not forget 10cc's "I'm Mandy, Fly Me" - Slippy
Valerie by James Darren, Valerie by Steve Winwood, Valerie by Quaterflash, Valerie by Panic at the Disco, Valerie by Amy Winehouse just some of them. - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
no and my mama ain't a llama either. - MoTO: Team Marina
Too many, and none that I would lay claim to. - Hookuh Tinypants
Not that I'm aware of. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yep. Tennessee Jed - Jed rocks the party.
I luh you Ell Bee, but I'mma have to fire both those entries. The first one is not even music and the second is just Michael Brecker apparently having a psychotic episode on what looks to be a Playschool woodwind instrument. I still have no song. - MoTO: Team Marina
Nope. But my mom's name is Barbara Ann. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
mine no, but my mama's name is Mary and a guy she dated when I was in high school and I used to sing "The Wind Cries Mary" to her all the time b/c she didn't know the song and we were both shocked about that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
MY daughter just reminded me of Valerie by Jerry Garcia - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
"Hey Joe" (where you goin' with that gun in your hand?) - Big Joe Silence
Say it ain't so, Joe. :-) - Betsy
Probably the closest is Jennifer Juniper - Jennifer Dittrich
@Holly: for your list of "holly songs," do you include the Christmas ones? Or is that a separate list for the season? - Betsy
Marianne by Leonard Cohen; Marianne by Terry Gilkyson (covered by many, including Harry Belafonte); Marianne by The Carousels. There is also an opera called Marianne Dreams, which I haven't seen. I did read the book it was based on (and quite enjoyed doing so). - Marianne
Yes, it is an old song called Jason Fleming - FLEMING from Android
There are so many. "Ken-tucky Woman", "How Can You Mend A Bro-ken Heart", "Fran-ken-stein"... - Ken Morley
Glen, you got a whole musician! - L to tha B from Android
Of course! Tons of them, and some of them are rather epic. But of all the songs bearing my name only (no other words in the title), this one by Vanishing Point is my favorite: - April Russo
holly #ravingfangirl
Lemon Curd Ice Cream | Baking Bites -
Lemon Curd Ice Cream | Baking Bites
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
Yes, please. - Jenny H. from Android
Made this last year but with coconut milk. It was awesome! My SIL loved it. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
oooh! that would be fantastic. - holly #ravingfangirl
A little googling indicates that the thing that's currently shaking my house is called an articulated remote control vibratory trench roller. #themoreyouknow
ohhh those things are horrid. small but like mini earthquake machines - Sir Shuping is just sir
(liking because i love that you googled it, not for the shaking which is ugh) - Marianne
"mini earthquake machines" yes! - lris
you are going to blow your nephew's mind with this news! not every aunt has a mini earthquake machine outside her window - maʀtha
I want to see one of these things now. - laura x
I am very very disappointed that nobody has Gone There yet in this thread. #iamtwelve - Catherine Pellegrino
well, how could we do that after Martha brought the nephew into the thread? that just wouldn't be right. - RepoRat
I was thinking it, Catherine. I try to stay classy in Iris's threads, though. She's a classy chick. - Jason P
I would have Gone There, but that's because I'm not nearly as classy as the rest of you folks. - ellbeecee
here's a picture: very fancy! - Christina Pikas
"The lower end is completely maintenance-free, thanks to the self-lubricating design of the drive and exciter." ALL-RIGHTY THEN. - RepoRat
Why have I not seen this as a matchhotboxwheels before? My son would have loved this as a child. - Joe
LOL RR - lris
what do you think I meant by RISE of the machines? *pokes out lip* - MoTO: Team Marina
there, there, Bee, we acknowledge your innuendo - Pete : Team Marina
too late. I had to ask. - MoTO: Team Marina
sulking won't help - Pete : Team Marina
it soothes me - MoTO: Team Marina
I thought about Going There - maʀtha
also, I would absolutely watch the Barry & Pete Show - maʀtha
It would just be a lot of drinking and cussing. Lots of toilet humor. - MoTO: Team Marina
I picture you both in smoking jackets - maʀtha
We'd be rated R for Rambling. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
R stands for so many other things - maʀtha
Really Tired.Rum. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
bless you - Glen Campbell
Anyone else's fitbits not syncing properly today?
Haven't seen any issues myself. - Stephen Mack
Eivind can't get his to sync today, but mine was fine. - Jenny H. from Android
Mine seems to be synchronizing alright as well. - Jennifer Dittrich
I accidentally left mine at home this morning - Glen Campbell
Mine's been syncing fine via computer USB dongle. - Bruce Lewis
There was a message in the app this morning that they were experiencing server issues. I just logged in and it looks like it's all synced up. - Katie
They just told me via twitter that syncing was down today, but should be all set now. Logging out and back in should help. - Miriella from Android
mine keeps telling me historic data isn't available, but seems to sync okay - ~Courtney F
Me: "What's the base unit for length in the metric system?" 8yo: "Baseball!"
America's favorite length unit. - Eivind from Android
There are only two kinds of countries in the world: those that use the metric system, and those that have landed a man on the moon. - Glen Campbell
Burma? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The meter, until the last decade, was defined as the length of an arbitrary bar of platinum stored in a temperature- and humidity-controlled vault in Paris, France. Recently, they have redefined the metre as "the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second." - Glen Campbell
Only one country lost a $125 million satellite because of one unfulfilled imperial-metric conversion. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You're absolutely correct, Micah. If the metric system hadn't been around, that problem would have been avoided. - Glen Campbell
Actually, here in Angleshire, we only pretend to be metric. All of our line measurements are in buslengths (or twelfths thereof) unless they're really small, then we measure them according to the equivalent size of fruit. Our weights are measured in fractions or multiples of a blue whale, while surface area is measured to the nearest equivalent country or, if its small, the large face of the nearest equivalent item of reading material. - Slippy
but how many phonebooks is it?! - Pete : Team Marina
One. Two phonebooks is a Daily Telegraph. Half a phonebook is also one large-format hardback novel. - Slippy
They only taught us SI in all my science classes since elementary school, so I guess the socialists won ;) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
42 kcmils - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Why is every kid compelled to try to climb up slides instead of going around to the stairs? Seems pretty universal in my limited experience.
because going up something the wrong way is different and fun! - Sir Shuping is just sir
It's not a slide, it's a ramp! - Glen Campbell
Because it gives one a great sense of accomplishment to fight against the system and win, and the instinct to do this begins early on in life. - April Russo
Why? WHY? Just look at it! It's BEGGING to be climbed! - Slippy
I have trouble parsing movie lists in alphabetical order. It’s just a gobbledygook of letters. In chronological order, it’s crystal clear.
You can try singing The Alphabet Song. That's what I do when I want to put things in alphabetical order. - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
Pimms and lemonade! Summer has arrived!
...and now I know what to do with the second half of the lemonade I made this morning. - Jennifer Dittrich
FYI, in England "lemonade" is the equivalent of US Sprite or 7-up. We used Sprite. - Glen Campbell
The quintessential Parisian apartment - desire to inspire - -
The quintessential Parisian apartment - desire to inspire -
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Heh. Looks just like my college dorm room. - Glen Campbell
Your college dorm room looks so beautiful! - Mahdi
Sean McBride
Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: "Time and Time Again, History Has Proven You Got It Wrong" on Iraq | Video | RealClearPolitics -
Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: "Time and Time Again, History Has Proven You Got It Wrong" on Iraq | Video | RealClearPolitics
"MEGYN KELLY: In your op-ed, you write as follows: 'Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.' But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well, sir. You said there were no doubts that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the Iraq insurgency was in its last throes back in 2005. And you said after our intervention, extremists would have to "rethink their strategy of jihad." Now with almost a trillion dollars spent there with 4,500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were so wrong about so much at the expense of so many?" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Megyn Kelly is blonde, but apparently she is no bimbo -- there is a sharp and biting intelligence there. - Sean McBride
It is huge that Fox News (at least in part) has turned so forcefully against the architects and ringleaders of the Iraq War. The Republican Party invested all its political capital in this war and in neocon policies in general. - Sean McBride
Dick and Liz Cheney must have been stunned by this interview. - Sean McBride
i recall 10 years ago, one of the veeps requirements at hotel was to have the tv set to fox when he would power the remote on. He must have had heart trouble after that interview. - Chu_
Clearly Megyn is planning for life after Faux Nooz #options - WarLord
It could be that some powerful players at News Corp. and in the Republican Party have decided to pull the rug out from under the neoconservatives and Christian Zionists they have coddled for the last decade or two. That turned out to be a bad bet. - Sean McBride
Regarding Megyn Kelly, to whom I am now paying more attention: smart as a whip. Not your typical Fox News ranter. - Sean McBride
Well, he does have heart trouble after that interview, but he had it before the interview, too. - Glen Campbell
Tamara J. B.
Welcome to the world, Marina Skye! Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 3:00. She weighs 5 lbs 7oz and was 18" with a very healthy set of lungs. I'm madly in love!
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EEEEEEEEEE!!! Congratulations!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 - vicster: full-bodied
Welcome, Marina. - Pete : Team Marina
And Happy Birthday to Miss M, too! :-D - vicster: full-bodied
Yay! Congratulations and welcome, Marina! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations!!! - Elena
w00t!!! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congratulations, Tam and Adam! And welcome, Marina! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Hooray!!! - Katy S
So exciting! - Anne Bouey
Yaaaay! - Kirsten from Android
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
CONGRATS, yay yay yay! Welcome Marina! - Stephen Mack
THE BABBY IS HERE!!!!! Congratulations!!!!1111!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
<3 - Johnny from iPhone
Awwww! Welcome from Georgia, Marina! - Soup in a TARDIS
Woohooo!!!! - Mo Kargas
Marina!! Congratulations, Tam & Adam. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
<3 <3 <3 Awesome!!!!! :))) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hooorayyy! - Eric from iPhone
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
SO happy for all of you!!!!! - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
Mazel tov, goddammit! - Akiva
Congratulations! And welcome, Marina. - Betsy
Look at you and your baby girl, boo! Another FF baby is born. Much love to you and Adam and wee miss Marina! - Corinne L
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Beautiful baby!! <3 💓💜 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
:D O HAI! - Glen Campbell
Thanks, everyone! We're over the moon happy and excited. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! And talk about punctual...3PM on the dot! :-) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Now Tam = Tamara, Adam, and Marina. The TAM Fam! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Yay! Congrats!!!! You both look fabulous!!!!! <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Congrats! - L to tha B
Gratz!!! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Congratulations to the whole family! - Tinfoil 2.0
Congrats!!!!! She is beautiful. - Mary Carmen
congratulations, :) - chaz2b
Welcome, Marina! Tam, you look wonderful! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Wonderful, and on the first day of summer the world will forever celebrate her birthday. - Steve C Team Marina
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats to the parents, and welcome to the tiny one :) - Eivind from Android
Congratulations! - Maitani
I keep coming back to look again and again. She's so precious and squishy!!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
yayyyyy!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Squuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeee!!! love to you three! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Victor Ganata
Even if we ever do develop an antimatter star drive, I wonder if starship pilots will still chart courses through star systems that involve harnessing the gravitational fields of planets in order to conserve fuel?
perhaps a nap is in order? *admires Victor's huge brain once again* - MoTO: Team Marina
This thought was inspired by the second image on this post - Victor Ganata
Yeah, well, I still think you need that nap. - MoTO: Team Marina
I would think an interstellar trip would pass by planets' gravitational fields pretty much just at the start and end of the trip, and even then they'd have to be in the plane of each solar system to expect to encounter more than the start and destination planets. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, but if you're going to be visiting a planet and don't have a long-range teleportation system, you're going to have to contend with gravitational fields at some point. Doesn't matter if you approach Earth from above or below the ecliptic, Jupiter is still going to drag you. - Victor Ganata
And if we're really using an Alcubierre warp drive, activating it while in close proximity to a planetary system is liable to seriously f- things up :D - Victor Ganata
oh dear god - MoTO: Team Marina
in the grim darkness of the future there are only accountants - Pete : Team Marina
Right? :D "Captain, you just burned your month's supply of antihydrogen in a week. Starfleet can't afford this kind of waste. We're going to have to cut you off. Put your crew in cryo, set your heading to mark 3.5, -7, -3, and you're just going to drift to Earth." - Victor Ganata
"We'll just make more antihydrogen in the replicator!" #perpetualmotion - Andrew C (✔)
—Captain John Galt IV - Victor Ganata
If we ever do develop an antimatter star drive, I wonder if people will still tell fart jokes. - Glen Campbell
Using the gr - Joe
Using the gravitational pull of a star for a slingshot would be more than the planets. Wouldn't it? - Joe
Yeah, I'm sure you'd use the star, too, but I'm assuming the most interesting destinations would be planets. And you gotta stop somehow :D - Victor Ganata
Steve and 4 other people
Plural of syntax? As in "Yeah, I wrote this great parser, and it understands all 3 ______ of Python"
"syntagma"? (referenced as one possible incorrect pluralization) - Steve and 4 other people
"syntaxes" - NOT THE CRICKET
I agree with Jimminy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And I know it's an example, but I want to nit. I'd probably call them in that specific case, "Python", "branches of Python syntax", assuming you're talking about <2.6, 2.7, and 3.x. Since it is primarily one syntax, with breaking but minimal revision. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or you could be talking about idiomatic styles, because their are several thanks to the flexibility of the language. - NOT THE CRICKET "syntaces" if you want a spoof plural - Glen Campbell
Syntaxes. [ What is the plural of syntax?] - Sean McBride
Rewrite to say "..all three types of Python syntax" ? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
What's the plural of "tax"? So by extension... - Andrew C (✔)
Well, "syntax" comes from Greek "syntaxis" and the plural would be "syntaxeis", but if you're going from Latin "syntaxis" then it would be "syntaxes". - Victor Ganata
[Google; "syntaxes"] "syntaxes" in context, in real world usage -- nearly 2.5 million hits. - Sean McBride
grep -i syntaxes /usr/share/dict/words -- this means that "syntaxes" is not in the standard Linux dictionary, and thus, shows up as a misspelled word. - Steve and 4 other people
The earlier syntaxis was disrupted by synuber and left us with syntaxes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The wages of syntax are deathtax. - Stephen Mack
It may be syntactics, or just syntax. Syntax is the group of syntactic elements, which is pluralized to syntactics (even though it can also be used in the singular). So syntax and syntactics are roughly equivalent in meaning and purpose, and could show in substitution a shared singular/plural form. Of course, syntactics is apparently not a word according to Chrome's dictionary. - NOT THE CRICKET
Syntactics refers to the domain of syntax in general. Syntaxes refers to multiple individual syntactic systems. - Sean McBride
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