* Posts by Unkle Al

21 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Apr 2008

Senate approves FISA makeover and telco wiretap immunity

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Amerika 2.0

The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.

Hermann Goering

MS DNS patch snuffs net connection for ZoneAlarm users

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Me too

Got caught by this on two W2K and one XP machine last night. What a pain, time for ZA to go!

Malware infects Merriam-Webster

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Paris Hilton

Who mondegreen

The first time I heard the Who song "Eminence Front", I thought they were saying "Living in a swamp".

How come people don't remember that fan is short for fanatic ?

PH because she'll never live in a swamp.

Are the ice caps melting?

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Dead Vulture

@whats next by chris adkins

I'll tell you what to be scared of next: Imagine someone with influenza is exposed to and contracts H5N1 avian flu. The theorized exchange of genetic information between the two virii could enable H5N1 to become an upper respiratory infection, dramatically increasing communicablilty. (H5N1 being a lower respiratory infection limits the rate of infection from human to human) So now, the mutated/enhanced H5N1 is easily spread from human to human and retains a very high mortality rate. Imagine the 1918 flu pandemic with a possibly higher percentage of the global population infected and much higher mortality rates.

Dead bird, obviously.

Swedish customs pull Frenchman with two asses

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What a surprise, indeed

I thought it was regarding someone with two exits and four posterior cheeks.

Mars suitable for growing asparagus

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What about "The Thing (from Another World)" with James Arness as the murderous vegetable ?

Veteran climate scientist says 'lock up the oil men'

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Just an ape here

"...executed where warranted."

Hey, Vendicar, Let's round up all the extremists and herd them off cliffs.


British Columbia stray foot tally hits six

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For all those waiting for

the other show to drop...this is your sign.

'Humvee of the Skies' robot air-car design unveiled

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@Gordon Pryra

They tried that in 'Nam, wasn't well received.

God makes you stupid, researchers claim

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@Einstein was not a theist

You beat me to it. Einstein was definitely not a theist.

"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being." - AE

Pope gives blessing to anti-christ terrorist squad

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it's just "God making them stupid"

Swedish authorities pull plug on female Elvis

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@ Elmer Phud

What...no 'nanner and peanut butter sandwich ?

US imposes 72 hour pre-reg for Visa waiver travellers

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"the stinking government that they choose for themselves"

Ask most Americans and they do not agree with what the government does/says/implements. Another post describes it perfectly, they put up ridiculous flight restrictions with extremely porous Northern and Southern land borders. The problem lies in our two party system, so that most elections we don't have a choice of a 'good' candidate, just the lesser of two evils. Another contributing factor is the immense size of our Federal government. You don't like your government do you ? Imagine dramatically increasing the size of your own bureaocracy and see what you get.

FFS, most of you need to stop confusing a meddlesome, overweight, stupid...oh wait, just looked around...now I see your point!

Mine's the one with "USA: Love it or leave it" on the back.

Apple store detains teens for installing iPhone game

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When any person may arrest.

From Ohio Revised Code, section 2935.04

When any person may arrest.

When a felony has been committed, or there is reasonable ground to believe that a felony has been committed, any person without a warrant may arrest another whom he has reasonable cause to believe is guilty of the offense, and detain him until a warrant can be obtained.

Vatican star watcher says aliens may be out there

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Proof religions are wrong

Given: There are many religions

Given: They can't all be correct

Therefore: None can be correct

Note - This may or may not be correct.

Mine's the one with "In case of rapture, can I have your car" on the back

Is the earth getting warmer, or cooler?

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Convenient to label someone a "nut", thereby justifying the decision to ignore what they say. Wait a minute...Mark, you're a nut. There, now I can ignore everything you say.

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@ Everyone citing peer review

Read some of the ignored scientists comments that participated in the IPCC "peer review" process. Lots of them were flat out ignored and their contributions not included in the final mix. From their inside view of the process, it was flawed, politically motivated, and some accuse outright fraud. http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=21811

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@Selective data set

"Anthropomorphic climate change..." Errr, dontcha mean anthropogenic ?

Vultures crash out of the Indian skyscape

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Dead Vulture

"less savoury scavengers"

Mmmmmm, vulture!

Amy Winehouse pitches for Bond theme

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Current musical artists

Bah, bring back the late '70s, Vicious/Rotten forever. </flashback>

Congo lynch mobs attack penis-snatching sorcerers

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"There was significant shrinkage Jerry" - George