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  • NYPD Cop Shot in the Head in Queens

    05/02/2015 4:35:43 PM PDT · 30 of 59
    webheart to Gator113

    You can’t do a 3, 2, 1... with a should. 3, 2, 1... is a countdown. Did NASA ever say 3, 2, 1... the rocket should blast off here in a minute? No, they said it WILL blast off. And anyway 3, 2, 1... posts are stupid.

  • There's 'lackluster interest' in Apple Watch, says UBS

    05/01/2015 12:16:36 PM PDT · 46 of 51
    webheart to SeekAndFind

    For the record, Business Insider is not business, and not insider. They suck, and I won’t click through to them. I keep wondering why otherwise intelligent Freepers keep posting their bullcrap.

    But to the point of the article, which I will read only as much as is excerpted: 31 million is tepid? With 310 million people in America, having one in ten people buying one of these, is tepid? I’m sorry, but for an item whose usefulness requires the user to also own a 400 iPhone, 31 million is f*****g phenomenal.

  • Russian spaceship considered total loss

    04/29/2015 1:02:45 PM PDT · 17 of 24
    webheart to PetroniusMaximus
    (Although an awesome, awesome film!)

    Yeah, it was action-packed and Sandra Bullock was really good, and George Clooney was tolerable. BUT, if you realize the distances involved in space, you would know right away that the debris in orbit from an exploding space station would be so distant and dispersed as to make the premise of the movie laughable. The circumference of the orbit of the International Space Station is around 40,000 miles. That, my friend, is a hell of a vastness to have all of the remnants of an exploding satellite tearing through your own space station. Think about a car blowing up in Nevada and all of its parts ripping through another car in Australia. It probably wouldn't happen.

  • Iran Takes Control of Cargo Ship; U.S. Sends Destroyer to Persian Gulf

    04/28/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · 30 of 37
    webheart to Mariner
    That "Armada" you deride could sink every combatant in the Iranian Navy in 3 minutes or less.

    "Could" being the operative term here.

  • In 2013, The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants

    04/27/2015 7:08:20 AM PDT · 5 of 39
    webheart to SeekAndFind

    People just don’t understand. If a Clinton visits Haiti, their very presence helps make everything better. The spending on travel does directly save lives, because it puts the Clintons where they are needed the most. Who wouldn’t say that Jesus’ travels weren’t beneficial to the people? They would also have to say the Clintons are just as beneficial.

  • Ben Affleck Makes a Scandal for PBS

    04/24/2015 10:21:26 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    webheart to ZirconEncrustedTweezers
    He’s the worst Batman ever. Even worse than Clooney.

    He sucked as Daredevil, too. I would have looked at that and he never would have been hired to play The Batman, if it were up to me. Actually, nobody who has played The Batman has been even as good as Adam West, with the possible exception of Val Kilmer.

  • Empowering Victims of Crime through Outreach and Involvement

    04/23/2015 2:48:56 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    webheart to ThethoughtsofGreg

    How about we punish the perpetrator?

  • Experts: Obama Helping Iran Become Nuclear Threshold State

    04/23/2015 9:13:41 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    webheart to CptnObvious
    Well now the language is startingng to become clear. Teens, teenagers and youth all refer to African-Americans and white kids are called high schoolers.

    if that is the case, then it is equally or more probable that they have one already and it is not unbelievable that they might have several. I keep wracking my brain to figure out why Obama, a Sunni, would want the Shiites of Iran to have nukes. I believe it is because they have nukes already and the whole deal thing is a deception to keep them from using them while Obama is still in office. Tin foil hat and I might go so far as to suspect he might want them to do an EMP attack on us in October of 2016 (surprise!) to disrupt the election to keep him from having to leave office.

  • Mike Huckabee staffing up for 2016 run

    04/22/2015 9:15:58 AM PDT · 35 of 47
    webheart to GIdget2004

    I have nothing nice to say about Huckabuck. Anything I do say would have to be censored so badly that there would only be punctuation left.

  • The big banks on Wall Street have fired 80,000 people in the past 5 years

    04/21/2015 9:56:25 AM PDT · 2 of 9
    webheart to SeekAndFind

    Business Insider has nothing to do with business.

  • Google Wallet funds are now FDIC-insured

    04/20/2015 6:40:06 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    webheart to Citizen Zed

    Deposit Insurance will be worth next to nothing. The US Government owes over 19 trillion dollars. Where are they going to get the money to make good on all their “insured” deposits

  • 10 totally unplanned stops on Hillary Clinton’s spontaneous road trip

    04/16/2015 11:37:57 AM PDT · 16 of 45
    webheart to nascarnation

    Centi- is the metric prefix for 1/100, or 0.01. Million is 1,000,000 and centimillion is 10,000. Hillary has 100 million, 100,000,000, which would be expressed as hecto-.

  • I Am Hillary Hear Me Roar

    04/16/2015 8:46:29 AM PDT · 27 of 43
    webheart to Blood of Tyrants

    I really don’t think Obama won because people stayed home in protest. First, massive cheating is a big part of any nation Democrat campaign. If people stayed home, it was laziness, not protest. They thought it was in the bag. Possibly they were lulled by polls and the media. At any rate, th election of 2008 was a lot of idealism, but the the election of 2012 was massive cheating combined with media manipulaton of an over-confident opposition.

  • Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

    04/16/2015 8:41:40 AM PDT · 4 of 13
    webheart to Citizen Zed

    Now this is surely a false story. We know this because al Quida was decimated, on the run, and without their leader, Osama bin Laden. This has to be made up.

  • Guenter Grass: German Nobel laureate was no hero

    04/13/2015 1:30:19 PM PDT · 3 of 21
    webheart to Citizen Zed

    Stupid writers and the damned dashes. You just from kin say “he was 87 years old”. A hyphen is when the number is a noun, like “he was an 87-year-old”. Pisses me off. I won’t read any further.

  • Mom’s running for president, and Chelsea Clinton is on the cover of Elle

    04/13/2015 12:11:04 PM PDT · 11 of 116
    webheart to SeekAndFind

    ...the work (for the Clinton foundation, paid millions) she shares with her own mom (presidential candidate who also makes millions “working” for the Clinton foundation) advocating (appearing in glamour magazine articles) for the advancement of women (like her mother and her own self) and girls (like her daughter)...

  • 140 Americans Flee Yemen as Country Sinks Deeper Into Chaos

    04/13/2015 10:00:04 AM PDT · 14 of 19
    webheart to PapaBear3625

    Still fall under category of idiot.

  • Grandmama Mia! (Dowd on Clinton)

    04/12/2015 11:21:04 AM PDT · 58 of 80
    webheart to TangoLimaSierra

    Be nice. SevenofNine has been here a long time. I always enjoy reading her posts. What she is saying is, did you ever watch the documentary where her boss tells what a b***h Hillary was? See, no need for Google Translate.

  • MOTOR VOTER

    04/09/2015 3:04:35 PM PDT · 4 of 8
    webheart to ully2

    Rescind.

  • Sorry, Mr. President, Global Warming Didn't Cause Malia's Asthma

    04/09/2015 2:51:05 PM PDT · 28 of 29
    webheart to fruser1
    Yes, but asthma is an immunological response. It can be triggered by both irritants and organisms.

    I know, I often have asthma attacks after sex. Oh, you said orgaNIsms.

  • 4.2 million have lost driver’s licenses because of unpaid fees

    04/09/2015 2:28:08 PM PDT · 24 of 50
    webheart to artichokegrower

    California has what are called Mandatory Minimum Fines. If you go to court to contest, the judge has no leeway to reduce or set aside a fine. If you did it, you are guilty, and therefore subject to the mandatory minimum. A red light or stop sign violation is 475.00. Counties add administrative fees and then if you do a payment plan, they charge additional fees. I have had this happen twice in 10 years, and my wife did once. She didn’t see a stop sign that had tree branches covering it. My sister-in-law had one going around a corner to turn into a gas station.

    I had my picture taken rolling through an intersection, and it cost a total of 535.00, and I work. My income is about 3000 a month after taxes, so that is a good chunk of my money. Imagine not having a job, and 535.00 is a blow, not just a major inconvenience. Imagine being in Obama’s economy, working 2 jobs at minimum wage, and then getting a ticket. The poor actually are hardest hit.

    The other time I had a CHP behind me as I was entering the intersection on a stale yellow light. The officer insisted that I ran the red, but I knew it was still yellow. The judge took the officer’s word over mine. Not every ticket is deserved.

    I am all for people should be able to pay their fines and have their licenses straight. I don’t respect people who cast aspersions and make fun of any poor person who has their license suspended or revoked. Sometimes I really wonder why I hang around this place where some of the people are quite sickening.

  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ On Track For $200M [Opening] Bow For Superhero Cluster Flick [ed]

    04/09/2015 7:52:22 AM PDT · 14 of 30
    webheart to C19fan

    The writer is lame. A “cluster flick”, ha ha ha. I would much rather comment on a more intelligent writeup than this crap.

  • Obama concerned by ‘less-than-loving’ Christians

    04/07/2015 8:45:57 AM PDT · 37 of 63
    webheart to SGCOS

    It was funny because as soon as he said it, they figured he was going to start in on a screed about the crusades or some such crap. They were relieved, so they laughed. I think that it was an unintentional use of irony as a humorous vehicle. Not a belly laugh, but still funny.

  • Obama Advisor: Iran Will Not Be Able to Manufacture Nuclear Bomb (Speaking on Israeli networks)

    04/06/2015 2:09:52 PM PDT · 15 of 48
    webheart to Nachum

    That is bull. If Iran wanted a bomb, they would have one already. In other words, they already have one. This was a problem when Dems and the media were telling us that that dumb stupid idiot Bush was getting all worked up over Iranian nukes for no reason. That was ten years ago. What have the Iranians been doing for the last ten years?

  • When This Dog Copied His Owner Getting Down on the Ground, It May Have Saved His Own Life

    04/06/2015 2:06:35 PM PDT · 6 of 20
    webheart to E. Pluribus Unum

    The dog is laying down because he is being playful with his owner. When my wife gets down on the floor to play with our dog, the dog is laying down already because that is conditioned behavior. Dogs are easy to condition because they don’t have opposable thumbs and can’t open up dog food packages.

  • Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

    03/31/2015 7:50:43 AM PDT · 53 of 72
    webheart to knarf

    Is she trying to become a White House intern? I don’t see it. She does not resemble Monica Lewinski. You should be ashamed of yourself for trying such a lame joke. First, it isn’t anywhere near funny, and second, it isn’t anywhere near true.

    Monica was a victim of a philanderer. She was somebody’s daughter, who got sexually harassed by the President of the United States. He was the adult, he was the one who shouldn’t have been trying to seduce such a young girl. It wasn’t her fault that he was married to Hillary! We expect her to know better, but hey, he said he loved her. That’s how lots of affairs are started.

    The lady in the picture, she is fairly pretty. Thanks for posting it, by the way. I like my women a little on the trashy side. I don’t see how comparing her to Monica Lewinski is any kind of an insult to this lady. She made financial errors. She is trying to figure out a way to rectify them.

    I tell kids all the time that the “scholarships” offered by Heald and ITT Tech are not scholarships but discount coupons. They barely understand it at 18, getting ready to graduate from high school, and they get a letter if acceptance from Heald. They think Heald is a college. Promises of 50K to start make loans of 100K look small to someone who has never worked or had to pay bills. It’s all abstract at that point.

  • Welcome to a surrealistic world run by Google

    03/29/2015 10:29:15 AM PDT · 4 of 7
    webheart to Westbrook

    Montgomery Ward was once a top department store in America. Sears, Macy’s, K-Mart, J.C. Penney, all once were dominant companies. TWA and Pan Am once dominated the airline industry. Standard Oil and US Steel, what happened to them? Anyone remember railroads? IBM? Well, guess what? Google, Facebook and WalMart will all go the same way someday.

  • Ted Cruz and the Media

    03/27/2015 9:43:34 AM PDT · 19 of 29
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet

    It is funny. Yesterday, he was a “firebrand”. AP, Reuters, National Review, NPR, Slate, just to name a few, called him that. I guess this weekend they will be saying he has no chance. Googling “Ted Cruz No Chance” gets 25 million + results. But they will tell us all day long that Jeb Bush has the best chance of winning the GOP nomination, and that Jeb Bush is “the most electable”. That is the media game.

    They are all reading the same script, designed to help us make the best decision on our candidate for President. They so kindly helped us out with picking Dole, GW Bush, McCain and Romney. Bush only won by the barest of margins, such that they called the election stolen for 8 years. As soon as Jeb gets nominated, we are going to find out everything we never knew about Terry Schiavo. That, and the fact that it was Florida where Jeb Bush was governor when he helped his brother steal the election of 2000 from Al Gore.

    Of course, when we pick the one they decided on for us as our best choice, they will proceed to demolish him. Ted Cruz has the best chance of actually winning, and they really want us to run with the electable Jeb Bush, because it makes their job so much easier.

  • Ted Cruz’s Plan To Abolish the IRS Isn’t Stupid, It’s Plain Evil (the piggies squeal)

    03/24/2015 2:20:48 PM PDT · 17 of 82
    webheart to Quality_Not_Quantity

    I wouldn’t say they are that good. Turbotax got twice as much for the same amount of tax collected as the 23.00 that the IRS spent on me.

  • Does Mary Intercede for Christians?

    03/24/2015 1:54:24 PM PDT · 10 of 182
    webheart to RnMomof7

    What, is there a bureaucracy in heaven too? God can’t take the time because he is so busy with this whole universe thing, so Jesus is in charge of the Humans division of the Earth department. If he’s too busy to hear you, try Mary. Of course, you might need to check in with St. Jude, or maybe St. Christopher if you are traveling, or St. Francis if you are having trouble with some animals. If you want to visit heaven you have to check in with St. Peter. For the smaller stuff, you can go down to the church and light a candle, not as effective as a bribe, but a lot like filling out a form.

  • Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

    03/23/2015 6:56:03 PM PDT · 14 of 20
    webheart to Snickering Hound
    The more they look, the more unique the Earth becomes.

    Yes, Earth is unique, just like all the other planets. One hundred years ago the existence of other planets was mere speculation. They had no compunctions about believing that our solar system was the only place in the universe that had planets. We look out into space and we are finding more and more planets out there. We still can't see all that far or all that well, so it stands to reason that we have barely scratched the surface as far as the actual number of planets even in this one of billions oh galaxies. The more planets we find, the less unique earth will turn out to be..

  • Does Cruz have a path to the nomination?

    03/23/2015 5:12:44 PM PDT · 3 of 74
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet

    Cruz or Bush.... Tough decision. (classic sarcasm)

  • The Left Goes Berserk: This Is Why Liberals' Heads Are Exploding Over Cruz's Speech

    03/23/2015 5:09:23 PM PDT · 32 of 73
    webheart to samtheman
    Palin

    Yep! I must admit that I always have voted for the Republican, although Perot duped me in his first attempt. They never give us any choice or anything to get excited about. Bush? Dole? Bush? Bush? McCain? Romney? No excitement there. They tried to knock off Reagan, but he won anyway. That was excitement, but so long ago. But Palin, I watched her speech the day they introduced her, and I was inspired to do something which I have never done before or since: Send them money. I will send Cruz some money.

  • Trouble with Firefox and Java

    03/23/2015 4:49:38 PM PDT · 20 of 24
    webheart to MV=PY
    I would try uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox.

    I would try uninstalling and reinstalling Java.

    http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_xpi.jsp?locale=en

  • The U.S. is helping China build a novel, superior nuclear reactor

    03/23/2015 8:48:56 AM PDT · 11 of 28
    webheart to Sherman Logan

    So, instead of articles written by fanboys, you want something written by haters?

  • FBI investigating hanging death of African-American man in Mississippi

    03/19/2015 4:02:49 PM PDT · 29 of 44
    webheart to Canedawg
    Liberals should be taught that labels divide people, and I think that we can do with fewer labels, not more.

    -George Carlin

    George Carlin didn't say that. He was a liberal.

    Transcript from a video of George Carlin:

    George Carlin: “Censorship from the right is to be expected. Censorship from the left took me by surprise. And I’m talking, of course, about what originated as campus speech codes at eastern universities and has come to be called politically correct language. The impulse behind political correctness is a good one, but like most things America falls in love with, it has become grotesquely distorted beyond its usefulness. And I want to take race as an example. Personally, I say black. I say black because I find that most black people say black. I don’t say people of color. People of color sounds like something you might see after some mushrooms. OK? [Audience laughing] And, and it sounds dishonest to me, because it means precisely the same thing as colored people. If you’re not willing to say colored people, you shouldn’t be willing to say people of color. Besides, the whole idea of color is sort of a bullshit idea. What shall we call white people — people of no color? Isn’t pink a color? In fact, white people are not really white at all. They’re different shades of pink and olive and beige. In other words, they’re colored. And black people are rarely black. I see mostly different shades of brown and tan. In fact, some light-skinned black people are lighter than the darkest white people. Look how dark the people in India are. They’re dark brown, but they’re considered white people. May I see the color chart, please? People of color is an awkward phrase that obscures meaning rather than enhancing it. Shall we call fat people, people of size? Personally, personally, I call fat people those persons who are bigger than they need to be. And it seems fair. I also don’t say African-American. I, I simply find it illogical and confusing. Which part of Africa are we talking about — Egypt? Egypt is in Africa. Egyptians aren’t black. They’re like the people in India; they’re dark brown white people. But they’re Africans. So why wouldn’t an Egyptian who becomes an American citizen be an African-American? And the same goes for the Republic of South Africa. Suppose a white racist from South Africa becomes an American citizen. Couldn’t he also be called an African-American? In fact, maybe he might come here and become a citizen just to piss off black people. And what about a black person, a black person born in South Africa who becomes an American citizen? What is he — an African South African-American? Or a South African African-American. So let’s look at this trendy Native American phrase. ‘Cause as far as calling them Americans is concerned, do I even have to point out what an insult this is? We steal their hemisphere, kill 20 million or so, destroy 500 separate cultures, round up the survivors and put them on the worst land we can find, and then we want to name them after ourselves. Haven’t we done enough? Huh? Do we have to degrade them further? [Cheers and applause] And as far as these campus liberals – many of them well-meaning, I assume – who insist on saying Native American are concerned, here’s something they should be told: it’s not up to you to be naming people and telling them what they ought to be called. If you’d leave the campus once in a while, you’d learn that most Americans — most Indians, I’m sorry — are insulted by the term Native American. The American Indian movement will tell you that if you ask them. I did. They told me. You know what the Indians would like to be called? By their real names: Tuscarora, Sioux, Kiowa, Chiricahua, Mescalero, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Mohawk, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickahominy, Comanche, Shoshone, and so on and so on. There were 500 nations, not just one. You’d think it would have been a fairly simple thing for us to come over here to this continent, eliminate the forests, dam up the rivers, build our malls and massage parlors, sell our blenders and whoopee cushions, poison ourselves with chemicals, commit genocide, and let it go at that. But no, no. We have to compound the insult—‘Native Americans.’ I’m glad they have their gambling casinos now. It pleases me that white people are losing their rent money to the Indians. Maybe, maybe, [Cheers and applause] maybe the Indians will get lucky and win their country back. Actually, they wouldn’t want it. Look what we did to it. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.” [Cheers and applause]

  • "Hey handicap" letter stuns, outrages disabled Ohio woman

    03/19/2015 3:34:09 PM PDT · 22 of 65
    webheart to The Final Harvest
    But, I thought this was a federal fine; so it should be the same all over the country.

    Oh, God, please not a Federal fine. This is so much a state issue. We don't need the federal government so deeply involved in these things.

    Another point, not necessarily to you: who says the parking interloper didn't also have a handicap placard? They hand those things out like candy. There's an Obama voter, old white guy with union and Obama bumper stickers, down the street from me who has permanent handicap on his license plate, yet he can walk four blocks to the dog park and back with no difficulty.

    PS, the fines in California are upwards of 400.00, and they are mandatory, meaning that you can't plead to a lesser offense.

  • Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

    03/19/2015 11:15:02 AM PDT · 23 of 66
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet

    I hate NPR. I won’t listen to them. They should not be allowed to take taxpayer money to push that boring liberal crap day after day.

  • New Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

    03/18/2015 2:03:08 PM PDT · 7 of 33
    webheart to Nachum

    There was a huge decline in the amount of food eaten, but who wants to bet on whether less money was spent?

  • One arrested, second man sought in 17-year-old CA Johnson student's murder (SC)

    03/18/2015 1:39:18 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    webheart to Gamecock

    Teens.

  • Conservatives Blind to Racism, says RedState Seer

    03/18/2015 8:38:59 AM PDT · 19 of 45
    webheart to Perseverando

    I know I’m being stupid, but this whole red state blue state crap is a media creation. One election, they colored the states in red for Republicans and blue for democrats. Before that, red was the color of communism, and they deftly assigned it to conservatives. It really should be the other way around. The left of today is red, they will spill your blood for their cause. Conservatism is blue, calm and safe. By coloring liberalism blue and conservatism red they connote goodness and badness to the wrong sides. I don’t think that we should employ their designations for us. Better not to ever say red state or blue state at all, and maybe we can de-fund their meme.

  • The Trolls Who Came In From The Cold

    03/17/2015 9:32:20 AM PDT · 54 of 72
    webheart to montag813
    Didn’t Cass Sunstein setup a similar operation with Obama staffers?

    Yes, I believe it was called The New York Times.

  • Asteroid-Comet Hybrid Found With Surprise Ring System

    03/17/2015 9:21:06 AM PDT · 4 of 9
    webheart to BenLurkin

    Well, what makes a comet a comet? The orbit is elliptical, and it gets the tail flowing out from it as it travels close to the sun. An identical object in a circular orbit far from the sun would never have the tail so it really could never be called a comet.

    An asteroid is only an asteroid because it is in a circular orbit around the sun. Orbiting any other body, it would be called a moon of that body. Diemos and Phobos are both tiny rocky objects that really look a lot like asteroids. Some of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn are icy objects that probably would be comets if they were in the right kind of orbits.

    Chiron is a lot like Pluto but orbits much closer to the sun. It might have been termed a planet for a while had it been discovered sooner. And any of these objects would be called comets if they passed closer to the sun.

  • How Much Of Your Private Data Are You Willing To Share?

    03/17/2015 8:51:08 AM PDT · 2 of 16
    webheart to Citizen Zed

    Garbage in, garbage out.

  • Miracles happen every day; what is your miracle story?

    03/15/2015 11:04:35 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    webheart to CGASMIA68
    woke up

    Dammit! I was going to say that!

  • Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald's in New York

    03/15/2015 8:54:02 AM PDT · 33 of 100
    webheart to bgill

    I was wondering when we were going to hear the word “teens”. I’m going to start an “in before the word ‘teens’” meme.

  • Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

    03/13/2015 1:32:05 PM PDT · 23 of 33
    webheart to Smokin' Joe
    Not to nit-pick, but Methane is one carbon and four hydrogen atoms.

    Thank you. I will not make that mistake again.

  • Oil-Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections

    03/13/2015 1:00:28 PM PDT · 18 of 33
    webheart to thackney
    This is about microbes that break oil down, not create it.

    That is the point of view of the article. Simply because the authors say the microbes in question break down petroleum, are we to blindly accept the premise? Obviously they are not considering the opposite point of view, which is that the microbes are eating methane and crapping out oil, or leaving behind more complex hydrocarbons as a result of their deaths. And besides, if they are eating the petroleum, why is the petroleum still there? They had plenty of time to eat all th petroleum before we started drilling for it.

    Certainly a rudimentary understanding of microbiology is in order. I will use two examples from real life.

    First, e Coli: It lives in our intestines, and breaks down the remnants of food after it has been acted upon by acids and enzymes in the digestive tract. What you see when you have a BM is fully 50% e Coli bacteria, by weight. Gross, but illustrative. Are the e Coli eating crap, or making it? Second, beer: Beer is made from sugar which is mixed into water and fed to yeasts, which are unicellular organisms somewhat more advanced evolutionarily than e Coli. They eat the sugar and crap out alcohols and carbon dioxide, and also leave behind some other chemical compounds that are responsible for some of the flavors of beer, like the banana taste of Heffeweizen. Are they eating beer, or making it?

    At any rate, Thomas Gold postulated a biological process whereby methane, which is one carbon and three hydrogens, is eaten by some unknown microorganism in the crust of the Earth, and a byproduct of their lives is actually a variety of hydrocarbons which we call petroleum.

    It isn't outrageous to conceive of such organisms, since there are all sorts of microorganisms that live in very diverse temperature ranges. Some interesting microorganisms live quite happily in the hot pools in Yellowstone which will boil the skin off of a human in seconds flat.

    This discovery actually provides evidence in favor of Gold's hypothesis: the microbes that they are talking about here show that microbes exist in petroleum. So they found them, and came up with a theory more in line with the "squashed dinosaurs" theory of petroleum genesis. It doesn't surprise me one bit that they go right along with the consensus theory.

    So regardless of what you might think is nonsense, it would be scientifically responsible to consider the possibility that Thomas Gold might have been on to something. I suspect that Gold was a whole lot smarter when he was alive than you will ever be, with all due respect to your particular academic credentials.

  • Cop-killer’s sister writes to board, asks that he not be paroled (NM)

    03/12/2015 12:29:24 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    webheart to CedarDave

    More than likely the sister is concerned that her brother might want to come live at her house. I have two brothers that I sure wouldn’t want to live in the same city as me, let alone the same house.

  • Senate GOP’s Iran letter sparks American outrage, #47Traitors...

    03/10/2015 8:28:55 AM PDT · 29 of 32
    webheart to GrandJediMasterYoda

    The mere fact that there is a Twitter #hashtag now constitutes outrage. I don’t know which is worse: reporting a #hashtag as news, or reading the story and getting worked up about it. Or getting paid to write such a story in the first place. Besides, shouldn’t the real Twitter meme be Apple’s new #applewatch ?