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Melika

Member Since: June 24, 2011

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  • October 14, 2013 at 12:17pm

    Wow, did any of you watch these videos? This isn’t educational, it’s racist tripe trying to pass itself off as comedy. This woman implies that the only stupid questions she gets comes from white people or that only white people are interested in history? I’m not sure which is more offensive. I’ve done reenacting. You do get “dumb” questions, usually from children who don’t know or understand what is going on, or from adults who know you are play acting and ask an anachronistic question (like what does/would Washington thing of Lincoln), few truly senseless questions come from adult. People who go to these places go there to learn – one expects “dumb” questions, it’s part of the job. Producing a video series where this lack of detailed knowledge is highlighted & ridiculed, coupled with the obvious race bating, is disgusting.

    I like how she skirted around the “who started slavery?” question. It would be really nice if she actually taught some real history and not her racist opinions. But don’t worry Beckites, this site obviously loves her, so you should too.

  • October 1, 2013 at 12:08pm

    Druggies are more open because they have killed enough of their brains to believe anything.

    @Tim: So the “space is infinite with infinite planets” is reasonable to you? That’s not science, it is at best a bad supposition. There is no shred of proof one way or the other. That it is very large can be accurately stated. That we don’t have the technology to determine it’s size, whether that be finite or infinite, is also accurate. To state that we haven’t seen any evidence that there is an end is also accurate. Using those few facts to state the universe is infinite is stupid, foolish, and bad science.

    The real question is, are they asking if there is “other life” in such a way as to infer “intelligent life” or just life in general. There is a good chance there is other life in the galaxy/universe, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is intelligent. Unless you proscribe to the unfounded, unproven belief that the universe is infinite, in which case there is a monkey on a typewriter banging out the complete works of Shakespeare, in order with no mistakes. So of course anything is possible.

    Since it has been a while, before you Atheists get your panties in a bunch, I am an atheist. I’m just not a moronic Atheist hoping to feel important.

  • July 6, 2013 at 7:29am

    Oh where to start?
    1) Collision warning with automatic braking: so when the perps in the city have you cornered, there’s no way for you to escape. Oh goodie.
    2) Advanced Cameras: for all those really, really bad drivers who can’t seem to look out their windows, now there will be a TV screen to occupy all their attention. How are they supposed to see their surroundings when they are watching their favorite soap? Why not just get rid of windows and make a box?
    3) Lane Centering: Swerving to miss a kid just because you have to? No problem, this car will take care of the little brat for you. Trying to miss a head-on collision with a drunk in a much larger vehicle? Great! This car will make sure you meet square-on. One less human one at a time is the goal.
    4) Adaptive headlights: Lame. This is OLD tech, at least back into the early 90′s. Just another toy that will cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Why don’t these butt-heads try making a headlight with a nice, wide beam from plastic that won’t look like crap in 4 years. Oh, that’s right, we’re all supposed to be wealthy enough to afford a new car every year.
    5) Stop-Start: Wow, just wow. The fastest way to kill an engine. If constant braking in the city uses up 20% more fuel & prematurely ages the engine, how bad will this be? Oh wait, the Euro-pansies are doing it, so it must be great.

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  • July 6, 2013 at 7:14am

    It’s because pigs carry parasites that are very difficult to kill, even with cooking (and one particular nasty one I can’t remember right now). If you remember your grandmom, she probably cooked the heck out of her pork and pork roasts were a no-no (because the internal temperature wouldn’t get hot enough to kill the parasites). It has nothing to do with what they eat and everything to do with their immune systems (and hence the diseases they are susceptible to) being very similar to ours.

    Only since about the 50′s has modern veterinary medicine and husbandry completely removed this threat from the pork industry. The pigs are disease-free and so is the meat. There is no reason to not eat pork in America, other than tradition.

  • July 4, 2013 at 2:59am

    It wasn’t a “wild dog” fight since dogs aren’t wild creatures. They are domesticated, there is a huge genetic difference. If this had been a wolf or wolf-hybrid, then you could throw the “wild animal” label around. This was an elderly couple who took in a breed of dog they didn’t know or understand, that was way too big for them to handle. It’s a tragic accident.

    Pit bulls are also not wild animals. The aggressive ones the Blaze likes to print so often are bred and trained that way. They don’t suddenly go wild in the streets of cities – they are purposefully left to roam after they have been conditioned to terrorize people.

  • July 3, 2013 at 6:31pm

    So you’re saying when it’s 30 degrees and sunny, I’ll get a blast of hot air when I open the door? I keep wishing for that, but it never happens.Temp does matter.

    As for 70 and over, I’ve left my keys in the ignition lots of times, locked the doors, A/C blasting, radio on, and the dogs having a good time waiting. The only real problems I have are nosy morons who can’t understand why the dog’s fur is blowing while they are making hot air circles on the windows barking at the moron leaving me a nasty note and the goodie-two-shoes liberal complaining about the environment with another note.

  • July 3, 2013 at 7:18am

    I haven’t read the reports (yet), but when I hear “I’m a journalist” & “anonymous friend” coupled with an obvious hit piece, I tend to believe the victim of the article. I seriously doubt there is a lab that would fear the social repercussions of debunking the Ketchum results, mostly because there wouldn’t be any. The only time a scientist has to fear ridicule is when they are going against the established science.

    I wonder if this journalist would be willing to release the test results from his friend’s “lab” so we can compare the two?

  • June 29, 2013 at 10:45am

    How big of a pansy is the dad? He wants to warn other adults and children that what they say can get them thrown in jail?! Seriously?! How about warning others that the butt-holes you voted into office have stolen your rights and will throw you in jail for “thought crimes”. Considering that they are trying to convict him of attempted murder, why don’t we just kill the kid just to be sure. We may as well go all the way and convict him for his intent to commit mass murder and cannibalism and stick him in Ol’ Sparky.

    Oh h*ll, I didn’t heed the warning. I didn’t even specify that I was being sarcastic. I guess I’ll be in going to jail as soon as some bimbo in Canada sees this post.

    FU Canada.

  • June 28, 2013 at 6:53pm

    It’s called statistics.

  • [-1] June 28, 2013 at 12:06am

    Umm, the more you use your freezer (opening/closing the door, or freezing items), the more electricity is used. There are costs, both in electric power and used parts. Hence, John’s original statement is correct.

    While you could do this, it’s a lot of work and energy for a little bit of coolness in a very small area. Unless you were trying to cool electronics, you’d be better off just sticking the ice pack on your head/neck.

    Looks like a fun kid’s project to teach thermodynamics and a little bit of creative problem solving, but not worth much else.

  • June 28, 2013 at 12:00am

    I hate to break it to you, but the “pull over for emergency vehicles” isn’t always the best idea & I don’t do it unless it is warranted, which is very rare. Maybe out in boonie-land where you live it works (not really), but in high traffic areas, the only thing that little gem does is block traffic and impede the ambulances, IF there is even a place to pull over. In most states, and especially in cities, EVs are not allowed to go over the posted speed limits, for good safety reasons, unless, of course, you want your kids playing on a street where some moron thinks flashing lights means he can do 45. The best thing to do is maintain the speed limit/flow of traffic until the EV either passes or turns. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen ambulances held up because EVERYONE for a half mile has decided to slow down so they can pull over somewhere, some ditz stops at the green light (& all the traffic) because her mommy told her to always do that, some other moron pulls into the driveway/turn lane where the EV needs to go, or the best, an idiot stops on the highway because they are determined to get out of the lane but there isn’t any room. H*ll, sometimes you might even need to go through a red light to relieve traffic behind you, but I guess we’re not allowed to do that anymore with all the stupid cameras & poorly considered etiquette. How ’bout we get more concerned with using reason rather than the appearance of “consideration”.

  • June 24, 2013 at 6:25pm

    You don’t need a zip code to confirm the account if you are getting a refund.

    This may have changed from last year when I looked in on this, but the credit card companies’ agreements with the retailers forbid them from requiring any identification or other personal information to use their cards. The card must be present and the signatures must match, that is the only requirement. The businesses can demand, but they can’t really refuse your card if the back is signed and the signatures match. That includes zip codes. If they do, leave and call your CC company and file a complaint. I did. I don’t get hassled any more and I get to enjoy the angry stare from the manager.

    For those of you wondering why, this is for your own personal security. Signing your card with “ask for ID” will nullify your agreement with the CC company (as in, they won’t cover you for fraud). Anyone who gets your card can whip up a fake ID and go on a spending spree or open up other accounts with a different signature from yours. Furthermore, there are criminals working in the retail industry with very good memories. When you show your ID, you are giving them everything they need to steal your identity. Some states even print your SS# on IDs.

  • June 12, 2013 at 10:42pm

    Wait, are you confused? This girl got lungs that were NOT the best match. Do you understand that they have to cut them down to size and the don’t get any larger as she grows? This story is about an arbitrary system, namely an unqualified judge and the media making medical decisions based on their emotions.

  • June 12, 2013 at 10:34pm

    I wonder how the families of the other child recipients who are struggling to hold onto life feel about being bumped by a girl with parents wealthy enough to raise such a societal stink that the rules & regulations, created so as to give the best chance at life, have been thwarted in her favor. Well, let’s not think too much about it, the important thing is everyone feels good about “saving” a 10 year old girl by cutting up two perfectly good adult sized lungs and shoe-horning them into her body so that it can proceed to attack and destroy those within 10 years, if it doesn’t outright reject them in the next few weeks.

    God be praised! The order of value is youngest to oldest, just like in Obamacare. She is obviously more valuable as a human than all the 12, 13, 14, & up year-olds on the waiting list. Thank God there was one family that was willing to donate the organs and another family forced by an unqualified lawyer to sacrifice their loved-one to make sure this media darling got lungs currently too big for her and, should she survive long enough, will be way too small for her. But wait, she can then protest for another set of adult lungs and get bumped up to the top again!

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  • June 9, 2013 at 11:04pm

    You’re wrong. The original (earliest) was in the “have…eat” order.

    You just did one of MY biggest pet peeves, incorrectly “correcting” someone/something and promulgating your mistake while simultaneously touting yourself as an expert and claiming something obviously false.

    To the Grammar Nazi guy: both should be capitalized since it is a title. ie. “Grammar Nazi”, not “grammar Nazi” or “grammar nazi”. Your reasoning for not capitalizing the word “nazi” is flawed. You are using it to connote the actual Nazis in order to belittle & bully people smarter than you who have a desire to maintain the only thing that allows us to communicate effectively, hence you must capitalize both since it is a title.

    My #1 pet peeve: the prideful & stubborn way people destroy language so that they can continue to feel superior to others. How about when a “Grammar Nazi” corrects you, you say thanks & correct your mistake so you don’t keep looking like a poorly educated moron? Just like what you wear, how you sound & how you write influences how seriously people listen to & respect your opinions. Insisting this isn’t true doesn’t make it go away, it just makes you stagnant.

  • June 7, 2013 at 8:46am

    @ Mary: While I agree with your assessment of the “outrage” against Sebelius in this instance (she was correct not to interfere), your assessment of the role of judges is way off. The judiciary system is not in place to “judge” the laws of the land and then decide whether or not they are just and should be followed. That is also dictatorial behavior. Their role is to judge whether or not someone has broken the law & what punishments are appropriate (within the confines of the law). Thanks to the 20th century progressives, their role has been obliterated by “precedence”, ie. a judge can now create laws simply by stating his contrary opinion to current laws. The creation of laws is strictly relegated to those who have been voted in by the PEOPLE. In other words, the people, as a whole, create the laws in this land.

    The only time a judge can thwart laws created by the people is in the Supreme Court when said laws go against the Constitution, which we, as a people, have all agreed to abide by as a requirement to be part of this nation.

    No one involved with organ donation violated any established laws. This was simply a case of “feel sorry for me”. The judge has himself violated the law and has established himself as the sole arbiter of life and death in a field to which he has no experience or knowledge.

  • June 6, 2013 at 11:14am

    Wait a second. This isn’t the DHHS ‘s decision. The rules and regulations are made by UNOS, which is charged by the federal government to establish these rules and guidelines. That’s right, DOCTORS make these rules up. If I was the doctor of another organ recipient on the waiting list, I would be LIVID that this clown tried to get Sebelius involved or the media circus that was drummed up. Thanks to the Blaze, you don’t understand the situation. Sebelius actually did something right by not getting involved. If she had, you’d be screaming about how she was her own personal death panel and the DHHS would then have precedence to be involved in every decision of the entire organ donation system.

    These rules are not made to be mean and cruel, but to be as fair as possible and to save as many lives as possible. There isn’t just this one doctor and she isn’t the only patient in need of an organ involved in this issue. There isn’t even a guarantee that any organ will be available to her and she will die in the next 2 weeks even if she is on the list. What this has done is turned the entire system on its head and granted a judge the right to decide who lives and dies from here on out for the extremely thin chance that she will get a lung, it will be accepted, and it won’t be damaged beyond repair by stuffing it into her tiny body.

  • June 6, 2013 at 10:58am

    I wonder if the Blaze will post a follow-up story on all the people waiting for a lung transplant, their sob stories, and which died because they didn’t get the lungs this girl did. When this girl dies some few years later with her new lungs destroyed by her genetic disease, would some of you think maybe they should have followed the rules and let a teenager live well into adulthood?

    You like to scream about following the rules and being honorable, but throw a well-worded sob story in front of you and you fold. Praise be to God that this judge decided to over-ride the physicians rules to favor this girl over some other poor, sick girl. A perfect example of the government picking winners and losers.

    Maybe you should all read the UNOS statement regarding this, instead of relying on the dubious reporters on the Blaze as to who makes the rules and why they are in place.
    http://transplantpro.org/optn-statement-regarding-lung-transplantation-and-pediatric-priority/

  • June 6, 2013 at 10:48am

    So the Blaze is now practicing activist journalism? A few convenient details have been left out of this story in favor of bashing Sebelius & supporting the federal government interference in everything. This girl has CF, which is fatal, usually at a fairly young age despite organ transplant. She WAS approved to be put onto the adult list, however, per the rules, because she is 10 and not 12, other “adults” further up the list (ie. those who have been waiting for years and years) are given preference to any organs that may become available. This include “adults” who are 12,13,14,etc. – you know, other kids. The reason? Because they basically have to cut the lung down to size. Not drs., but a medically uneducated judge has stepped in & placed her at the top of the list. I wonder how you would all feel if your 12 year old needed a lung and had been waiting for 5 years and this kid gets popped right to the top because elected officials were afraid of being called ‘insensitive’. These decisions are based on time, medical necessity, & success. That’s right, a “death panel”. If this girl was at the top by following the rules, which are in place to assure everyone as fair a chance as the next person, I would say give her the lungs, even though I know she will die young. But she didn’t. She cheated and most of you are happy about it.

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  • May 22, 2013 at 6:59am

    I’m with you, Klamas is a moron. Its scary that she is considered the Tech & Science editor. She always chooses Woman’s Day fluff. Someone’s kid or someone’s mistress.

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