“C’mon everyone, there are just too many people who say they saw something for there not to be real witches in Salem.”
That is retarded logic.
 November 23, 2015 at 9:29am
Putting aside the silliness of her comment, it’s shocking how apparent it is that most of you have no idea who she is! You are making comments about the deficits in education, and you apparently have no clue about one of the most influential American authors of the twentieth century. Regardless of what you think of her writing, you should at least be familiar with her work – in the same way you would be with Hemingway or Yeats.
Influential? If that bit of moonbattery is anything to go by, we need look no farther for an explanation of why this country is so f---ed up.
If she really were an example of what's worth reading, I'd have to give up reading.
[-1] November 20, 2015 at 9:57am
Staying silent is as bad as committing the crime. When NO ONE speaks up against comments like the one made by Stay-Calm (“Fried? with collards and watermelon?”), it makes it impossible for real conservatives to earn the trust and respect of black people. If you can’t even be honest enough to name real racism, you have no right to speculate on whether this is a hoax.
[-8] November 17, 2015 at 10:56am
This is very reminiscent of NAZI propaganda naming the Jews in Roosevelt’s government. It was stupid then, it’s stupid now. If all Muslims really look the same to you, that is a commentary on you, not them. I understand the desire to simplify the world. It’s a complicated place, and it can be hard for some people to acknowledge that there are good and bad Muslims just like there are good and bad Christians. As someone who lives in the South, I used to feel frustrated when people made generalizations about the intelligence and beliefs of Southerns. However, I’ve learned that people who require simple categories, are simple people.
November 9, 2015 at 9:29am
“A group of us that doesn’t let these things happen…”
The police are the ONLY reason why things like that don’t happen more frequently.
Because of the BLM and others, there seems to be a spike in shootings, murders, rapes, robberies in cities such as NY, Baltimore, Chicago, St Louis, etc. At least the FBI believes that is the case.
November 6, 2015 at 10:32am
I normally mock people who say things like this, but I think this is an FBI plot to discredit anonymous. They have been infaltrating that group for years. I cannot believe I just wrote that…
November 6, 2015 at 10:29am
That’s a really stupid comment. Maybe if they draw some teeth on it you would be more comfortable with the design.
 October 29, 2015 at 10:37am
It isn’t absurd. Before becoming a clinician, I spent a long time in the lab. Secrecy is paramount. Much of what happens when not at the bench has to do with getting published, and getting funded. In order to do those things, you have to be first to the party. If someone publishes your result, or even just a white paper on the work you are doing it can make the difference between a paper in Science, or a paper in some low-impact online journal. Some labs make people leave their cell phones at the door! Secrecy is very common in science.
Bullschtien.... this is supposed to be "pier reviewed" and those would be the ones that are going to steal it, not the political class. Next lame a$$ answer please??
Yes, but after you have your funding and have been published, the supporting objective data should not be secret. That leads to corroboration and enhances your esteem or invalidation and the potential of setting you straight... if you are an honest scientist.
The NOAA obviously is hiding stuff -- which, by the way, is against the law, since they are publicly funded, and the FOI act requires them to release non-classified documents and communications. The only reason they would seek to "classify" (i.e. hide) their internal communications is because, just like the lying non-scientists at IPCC, they are falsifying their data and promoting a political agenda.
Egolacuna, what you say may be true in private labs. As far as I am aware NOAA is government funded and government has no such right to withhold information. I doubt national security is involved.
The issue here is really not about secrecy, it’s more about ethics. If “results” are handed to a committee that can and will use to create law based on the results, then the details are essential to determine the validity. Any group of scientists that hand over “results” with no supporting content are unethical in nature. Secrecy is the facade that they use to protect the bs behind the bs. Once those results leave the lab, the findings of those results have to be supported by documented methodology. If not, then the findings are rubbish.
If I told you that all the frogs I put in the box explode, but do not tell you that I taped lit firecrackers to them before putting them in the box, I have only given you half of the story. In this case, some magical properties of this box with frogs….without letting you in on the fact that I engineered the “magic”. It would be highly unethical, as a scientist, to sell my findings without the supporting methodology.
The result is that hacks are selling bs to get $. The “essential” secrecy is just a ploy to sell the bs before its found out for what it really is…..junk science.
Ethics are at the heart of integrity and these people have none because they want us to believe frogs explode because they say so and they can’t tell us the whole methodology because someone might cash in on their magic box? bs.
 October 27, 2015 at 10:54am
You have got a treasure. Maybe he could be convinced to let you read it so you could ask him questions. It’s hard to believe, but we will soon start losing another great generation of combat vets. There are only a handful who can clearly talk about their memories from WWII.
October 27, 2015 at 10:48am
The demographics of the country 35 years ago are incomparable to what they are now. Also, your premise is just false. He absolutely did reach to the middle. If you look at the last midterm elections, the far right candidates didn’t do nearly as well as the more center candidates. Please, please, please go back and look at those elections. Your assumption that the far right can elect a president is a guarantee of four years of Hilary.
 October 24, 2015 at 9:47am
Ahahahahahaha!!!! Having treated kids at a few major universities, I can guarantee you that there are as many conservative kids with alcohol poisoning as liberal kids. That type of stupidity is a function of youth, not political association.
That's not what was stated. What was stated is it's always liberals that try to justify inappropriate behavior by saying things like "we all did it". Keep up with the intellect of the conversation please.
Except for one glaring factor: It's the dictators daughter openly breaking the law!
Yes, but MOST kids don't live in the White House.
My comment was aimed at the tweeter and not the kids. SHE had that experience in school so SHE thinks that's what everyone else did. Maybe you need to actually go to school yourself and learn some reading comprehension.
[-1] October 24, 2015 at 9:34am
Stop being so phenomenally stupid! Everything about this was predicted/predictable. A very high energy storm crossed mountains. The storm absorbs the cool, dry mountain air and loses a great deal of its power. That was what was predicted, and that is what happened. There are a great many variables when predicting climate. There are MANY fewer when predicting weather. The science of weather prediction is old, reliable, and repeatable. You have obviously never been in a lab of any type, but the number of false positives, and false negatives in meteorology is actually lower than in other statistically driven fields.
Ego. On a scale of common sense, "phenomenally stupid" rates at least two or three notches above your assessment!
I stand by my statement...climatology is a 'best guess' science at best.
 October 20, 2015 at 10:42am
This certainly sounds ridiculous. That said, it seems like there is likely more to the story. Maybe the “investigation” actually turned up something. It seems unlikely that this could all be just because of the contents of the basket, surely some intent was also uncovered. At least I hope so…
What could they have possibly "turned up" that would justify this? Like, give me a hypothetical situation. I cannot find ANYTHING even remotely racist about giving somebody candy for Halloween.
I know that Muslims use the word "coconut" as a derogatory term for somebody who likes Western culture (brown on the outside, white on the inside). But that's the only thing I can even think of that might in some way, shape, or form, be considered racist.
 October 20, 2015 at 10:35am
Trump is the poster boy for “crony capitalism.” That’s just one more fact that trump supporters are willing to inexplicably overlook.
 October 18, 2015 at 10:42am
Putting aside the insanity of your claim, it is irrelevant. Religion can’t solve this problem because the two sides don’t share the same the faith. I think eventually Israel will be attacked so viciously that the world will support her response…then we can have peace. Hopefully, the collaboration between Iran and Obama to create a bomb won’t come first.
That's why he's working so frenetically on it. Israel will destroy what obama builds and G*d will see to it.
Actually, you are half correct. The Bible states that the world will be against Israel and God will destroy the enemies.
Israel's war is God's war. Three of the key players are allied in the mid-east and actively working to eliminate a US presence. Why? Because we are the largest supporter of Israel.
@EgoLacuna Insanity? What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome. That is the secular way of doing things. Understanding that you despise any mention of God, there is nothing that men can do. If you have faith in your own personal deity (i.e. Barack Obama) then you will be disappointed. It's okay for you to belittle that which you cannot understand. But if someone that has a different viewpoint, has the audacity to voice what they think you will insult and besmirch their intelligence. Typical...
Ego, have you never read?
Because the foolishness of G-d is wiser than men, and the weakness of G-d is stronger than men. - I Corinthians 1:25
G-d does things that are impossible all the time. He brought the Hebrews out of Egypt, destroying Egypt's entire civilization in the process. He killed 186,000 of Sennacherib's warriors in their sleep in one night to protect Jerusalem... and this is just His light-work.
G-d laughs at our proclamations of what He can and cannot do.
There will be no real peace until Messiah returns. Between now and then there will be difficulty. I believe Scripture indicates Israel will own its whole inheritance before the very end, but that will bring the wrath of the rest of the world in short order. Think about it, if "those Jews" (I say this posing as their enemies would) took over the majority of the Middle East, there would be worldwide pandemonium. If living on 1% of the Promised Land brings as much wrath and scorn as it does, imagine what resting on 100% of it will bring?!
I say GO ISRAEL! GO G-D! It is Israel's land by promise and they have the right to live in it securely, not having to deal with the garbage they are living with now.
Bold as The Lion of Judah
I read somewhere that nobody used the phrase "Muslim world" until obama. Interesting if true and keeps me from using it.
I quit using "folks" about 7 years ago. It's still a challenge when talking about my parents.
October 18, 2015 at 10:28am
Why won’t you fools look back at Trump’s positions? Just take a few moments and read about what views he has held on various topics even, in the last decade. This man is not conservative! You simpletons are handing the henhouse to the wolf!
 October 12, 2015 at 10:07am
I would actually prefer for people on the left to just come out against Jews. It would be better than making up this b.s. history about the “Palestinian people.” Such a lie.
[-2] October 8, 2015 at 8:47am
Of course they have permits, you idiot! It’s all public record.
[-2] October 6, 2015 at 10:02am
You wonder where he stays at?
1. Speak English.
2. Stop being a psycho-moron. Being an American means you can disagree with someone without making thinly veiled threats to their wellbeing.
[-1] October 5, 2015 at 10:35am
Australia? I’m a gun owner, and an avid shooter. I have a range on my property. It’s up to us (the people who own guns) to be reasonable, and intelligent in this debate. Confiscation would be a travesty. Nonetheless, it’s intellectually dishonest to assert that it doesn’t “work.” Sure, other countries have had tragedies but nothing close to the frequency that we have to deal with.