Although aluminum is a naturally occurring element, it was not produced as a useful material until the 19th century. Before that time, nobody, rich or poor, had “sheets” of aluminum to cover their walls. The production of aluminum, from bauxite, is extremely energy intensive. It had to wait for the industrial revolution to emerge as the material you’re familiar with. If you really read this crap in a book, consider now how ridiculous that author’s claims are. Atlanteans. Jesus Christ you blazers are gullible.
July 4, 2014 at 3:49pm
Prior to about 1892 there were no laws restricting or guiding immigration.
[-5] June 9, 2014 at 1:44pm
Left-overs? Yes. OWS? No. Apparently, these two were some of old Cliven Bundy’s left-over “occupiers.” I guess they were disappointed in not having had the chance to kill law enforcement officers at Bundy’s ranch and just couldn’t rest until they had.
 May 27, 2014 at 11:58pm
You are apparently under the impression (somehow) that evolutionary biology has in some way managed to maintain itself as a “belief system” outside the realm of science. This is not the case. Evolution is solid science; it’s the way life works. You should read about it. A good place to start? “The Selfish Gene,” by Richard Dawkins. Published in 1976, it remains a solid overview of orthodoxy in evolutionary biology.
Dawkins and Darwins are both foolish men masquerading as men of science.
Dawkins in particular is no mathematician or theologian.
Read "No Free Lunch"
Read "The Icons of Evolution"
Read "Signature in the Cell"
The Hypothesis of evolution is still just that.
Or respond to these scientific facts if you can:
[-8] May 17, 2014 at 3:51am
Look, folks, the truth is quite simple. Most of you are examples of the ignorant, frightened, racist fringe. You can’t muster large forces, because, well–there simply are not that many of you. There is no silent majority, waiting in the wings, fingering its triggers, hungry for the revolution. Most Americans are not mad at the black president. Most Americans understand and believe in science. Most Americans do not live in fear of a corrupt leftist conspiracy to control the minds of children and outlaw magical jesus. This pathetic demonstration was just further proof (if anyone needed proof) of the limited power of the looney bin.
You mean like the "science" of Global Warming.
You, GroverCleveland have not arrived upon the truth at all...matter of fact you are way off base. Most of these guys meant well, but it just can't be done the way they chose without chaos that even most of them don't want.
And this thread is a perfect example of cognitive dissonance at work.
[-4] May 17, 2014 at 3:35am
Ya know, just saying all that stuff does not make it so.
Maybe it should be sent to and said on msnbc. Would you believe it then? I am voting yes on that one. It is just having the guts to admit the truth after hearing it from what you, yourself consider truth-tellers....right?
[-4] May 17, 2014 at 3:31am
Yeah, there was this one thing that I can’t quite remember, that happened in this place I’m not sure about, and it was done by some people whose names escape me right now. Anyway, it kind of related to this, even though I can’t say why, but you know what I mean, and this one politician I forget was all like “O, this is bad,” and I really liked him so I almost would have voted for him if I ever did anything like vote, and this other politician–Something Somethingity was his name I think–was saying “O this is good,” and I really hated him, and then some other stuff happened which I don’t really remember much, but I’m sure you all agree with me, right?
Click "Show Conversation" to expand. Also I mentioned the similarity of the bill, I just couldn't recall the name of it (although I later posted it).
'Obama said that despite the progress the Brown decision represented, some school districts have pulled back on efforts integrate their schools and communities have come less diverse as residents move from cities to suburbs.'
'She added: “As you go forth, when you encounter folks who still hold the old prejudices because they’ve only been around folks like themselves, when you meet folks who think they know all the answers because they’ve never heard any other viewpoints, it’s up to you to help them see things differently.”'
Sounds like a call for more affirmative integration via the subsidized housing bill I brought up. Clearly none of this matters tough because your just a troll.
May 17, 2014 at 3:24am
Friends that “work with Wall St.?” What does that even mean?
 May 17, 2014 at 3:18am
That is some splendid activism, grandma, that praying stuff. Tell me, how well does it work when you’re hungry? Does jesus send down an order of fried chicken?
Not quite directly as that but yeah Grover, yeah he does, for me and mine at least. It's AWESOME!
How's that food stamp holding up for you?
 May 17, 2014 at 3:14am
Yes, be sure and pray for those 37 brave souls.
 May 17, 2014 at 3:10am
The above comment, the perfect illustration of the term “sour grapes.” In other words, “Ah, even if I HAD participated, it wouldn’t have been worth it.”
[-244] May 17, 2014 at 3:06am
You’re all sort of missing the point. “The time wasn’t right . . . ” “When our compatriots are starving . . . ” “When they come for my guns . . . ” This was supposed to be a show of force, a march on the capitol to “remove” the despot. This was supposed to be a demonstration of the “millions” who are “fed-up” with the “tyranny” of the administration. And the sad fact is, it was exactly that: it was a very realistic demonstration of the few dozen right-wing nutjobs who have enough time on their hands to show up in D.C. and demand someone pay attention to them. The rest of you? Sitting at your computers (mostly denying the science that made your computers possible) threatening to “one day” participate in just such a cause. You lose.
how did evolution and global warming make our computers possible?
So. Full. Of win.
I don't know if they are liars or just completely oblivious to reality, but I'm going to enjoy watching them burn out all the same. The majority of Americans aren't OK with our country being thrown under the bus out of sheer spite, so their low turnout is far from surprising. We may be a bunch of Twinkie,
-scarfing, road-raging megalomaniacs, but we aren't going to tolerate the chaos and discord much longer because you simply don't eff around with or rep, our money, or our right to act like total douchecanoes. Period. We may fight each other 24-7 over practically anything.....but we'll come together in a New York minute to open up a fresh can of whopass on anyone who threatens to destroy the very foundation upon which we've built this great country.
The low turnout number is a sign there still may be some faith in humanity worth keeping...
As we discuss this I wonder who is watching looking at all the chatter? My point is if we look at how it was done long ago no one put it in mailings nor did they discuss the full of how it was to be done. They also did bait and switch, they were quiet about it. I talk but very careful to whom I also do not advertise. We already are living in a controlled state you just have to open your eyes! We must try to change this thru the Convention of State, but that requires all of us to push state legislator's they must put more than one thing in it. Teach your kids you might have to do that quietly as to not draw attention from the government, state, city and Federal you most likely have to teach them to be quiet about their teaching.... Just take a good look at what is going on now......We will all know but it will not be thru the internet....
[-8] May 12, 2014 at 10:35pm
Famine, largely due to population but also the exploitation of marginal areas and the monopolization of food supplies, is of course a reality. And no one predicted a “new ice age.” Science is real, dummy. So is starvation.
 May 12, 2014 at 10:24pm
. . . and I don’t require footnotes.
May 12, 2014 at 10:17pm
Approved. Not mandated.
May 12, 2014 at 10:16pm
Well, enlighten me. You claim there are “hundreds” of examples. Let’s have a few. I promise I’ll stick around. All I’ve seen so far have been general claims, including one, regarding common core math standards, which said they were meant to “destroy America and western civilization.” I kid you not.
[-1] May 12, 2014 at 4:53pm
Oh. No, it was a real question. Are you familiar with the concept? It’s like saying, “hey, where can I look to find the information you’re claiming is true?” See how that works?
May 12, 2014 at 4:50pm
ITT is embroiled in a number of legal actions regarding their recruiting and financing. Their practices are, in my view, predatory, and the education they offer seems substandard My own experience with their graduates has been frustrating, to say the least. But on another point: My original post was quite mean-spirited, and I apologize for that; your response was quite even-handed, and I commend you for that.
[-1] May 12, 2014 at 4:36pm
But how many job openings do you see that read “bloated, bumptious, bigoted on-air personality. Pays a fortune. Healthcare: all the oxycontin you can swallow. Ten hours/week. Multiple divorces and homophobia a plus!”
May 12, 2014 at 4:30pm
Believe-Receive: “Home schooled kids are way brighter than public schooled kids?” And your source for this claim is . . . ?
Oh. No, it was a real question. Are you familiar with the concept? It's like saying, "hey, where can I look to find the information you're claiming is true?" See how that works?
I know a lot of home schooled families, most of them with lots of kids. In each of these families, there are kids who are academically suited and some that are not. Just like every family!
Also, there are families whose children are excellent students who get scholarships to universities...and some families who barely get by. Some parents, whether educated or not, just cannot home school well.
The socialization thing works the same way. In every family, you have natural extroverts and true introverts. The difference with home schooling is that the natural introverts will always have a lot social acceptance and interaction. And what is unique about each child is honored. They don't have to conform to fashion or immoral cultural norms to enjoy acceptance in their social circles.
And as far as diplomas go, each state is different. Take ten minutes to find out how to get a diploma in your state, or to take an accepted standardized test that is nationally recognized. THAT is part of homeschooling. You do need to conform to state requirements, to a degree.
My kids are working in an nationally accredited, Catholic home school program. Find an accredited program. That is always an option.
Would you mind sharing the name of the program, or telling me a key word that I can find it with during a search?