Posts by Wuli

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  • Leaked Mormon church document claims that masturbation turns you gay

    12/15/2017 2:44:34 PM PST · 57 of 81
    Wuli to AU72


  • Erdogan says Turkey starting initiatives at U.N. to annul U.S. decision on Jerusalem

    12/15/2017 10:52:52 AM PST · 8 of 55
    Wuli to ColdOne


    By what power does Erdogan think the recognized capital of a country can be denied of what any country with relations with that capital has - the other country’s embassy.

    U.S. law and Presidents have long recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and U.S. law for 22 years has mandated the U.S. embassy to Israel be moved to its capital.

    Erdogan is seeking a “Muslim popular vote” to declare him the new “Caliph”, and using geopolitical campaigns to try and reach that ego-trip-goal for himself.

  • Commissioner Suggests U.N. Send Troops To Fight 'Quiet Genocide' Of Gun Violence In Chicago

    12/15/2017 10:35:24 AM PST · 21 of 65
    Wuli to Zakeet

    Notice that the term is “gun violence” and not “criminals using guns” or “violent criminals that kill”. The former focuses the reader on “guns” when the emphasis for public policy should be on criminals.

  • Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

    12/15/2017 7:56:14 AM PST · 42 of 50
    Wuli to x1stcav

    From one class of marijuana criminals to another. And the idiot pols never saw this coming did they.

    Humans = rules = rules made to be broken.

  • Microsoft Adds SSH Client And Server To Windows 10 (both very beta for now)

    12/15/2017 7:32:07 AM PST · 18 of 18
    Wuli to dayglored

    More security breaches will arise from the hacker-techies that know how to exploit this for bad ends.

    Make my PC MORE remotely accessible? Under the guise that the method is “secure”? No way. Some few of the techies writing the code for Microsoft will leave and join the hackers taking with them the knowledge of where the holes are.

    I quit allowing Win10 updates to my system. Set the networking/Internet access to “metered”, which halts automatic updates and required permission for updates to run.

  • NBC Omits Popular Deductions Staying in GOP Tax Bill, Parrots Dems

    12/15/2017 6:44:23 AM PST · 14 of 17
    Wuli to Kaslin

    Fake news is not merely reporting items that are not factual, not truthful, lacking factual foundation, as in hoaxes. Fake news is also failing to fully report on a topic in a manner of cherry picking only what facts, and opinions on those facts, that mean the editorial agenda the news outlet wants to give a report. Fake news is agenda-reporting, in which a more robust set of facts has been cut-and-pasted to conform to a political agenda. The facts left out are left out because they interfere with the agenda.

    Modern “journalism” IS fake news.

  • Thom Hartmann: Trump's Tweet Slamming Gillibrand is 'Impeachable' Offense

    12/15/2017 6:34:43 AM PST · 46 of 51
    Wuli to Kaslin

    The term “high crimes and misdemeanors” has a historical basis in legal terms, not merely political terms, and only by disrespecting the WRITTEN Constitution and the embedded meaning in its words can “high crimes and misdemeanors” be construed to mean any thing politics wants it to mean.

    Yes, it is political as to whether or not Congress agrees to take the step of impeachment, but it would shred the Constitution for that process to NOT be founded on what could historically be said to have been “high crimes and misdemeanors”.

    Having an open public disagreement with another politician does not count as “high crimes and misdemeanors” merely because one politician is male and one is female. To suggest it is a form of “high crimes and misdemeanors” would be like saying female politicians are immune from criticism by male politicians, and breaking that immunity is a form of sexual abuse.

  • Ancient LIVING shark born in 1500s is world's OLDEST vertebrate and could be 512 years old

    12/15/2017 6:05:42 AM PST · 49 of 52
    Wuli to stockpirate

    Yes they can.

  • Report: Dustin Hoffman Dropped His Towel and Revealed Himself in Front of Daughter's Teen Classmate

    12/15/2017 6:02:19 AM PST · 59 of 103
    Wuli to LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

    There are TWO targets in all the #MeTo folks and particularly the folks pushing the #MeTo folks forward and their enablers behind the scenes in the media.

    1. The political target is Trump. Every claim is to be used to make some parallel with Trump.

    2. The social target is masculinity itself. After all the anecdotal examples, the meme is that ALL men ALWAYS act like those who have allegations against them, and after all they are just behaving like the pigs that all men are. What “needs to be ‘reformed’ (indoctrinated) is masculinity itself. Sexual attraction itself between the genders needs to be exterminated. Men should not see, look at, appreciate any woman for what he sees as her physical beauty, after all, just like him she has a brain too. (as if women NEVER see, look at or appreciate ANY man for his looks, right??).

  • All I Want for Christmas Is for My Parents to Not Be Deported

    12/14/2017 3:42:51 PM PST · 135 of 140
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    I’m sorry kid but your parents have failed you. They made a giant error, totally disrespecting the law.

    Sympathy for you is not a morally sufficient cause for disregarding their error. Laws cannot be turned on and off by sympathy, when they are the laws we have. We have a civilized society whose very basis is we will respect the law. Without it we do not have civilization; we have societies with no laws, just those in power and what they say goes.

    To repair what has happened to our society by massive flagrant illegal activity against our immigration laws, we have to end such activity and to start we need to undo as much of the existing illegality that has occurred.

    You are a victim, that’s true. Not of U.S. immigration law, but of the massive and flagrant disrespect of that law.

    If your parents get deported, I suggest you go with your parents, and keep your family together. THAT will be more important to you in the long run.

  • After losing family’s $846K inheritance, UPS offers to refund $32 shipping fee

    12/14/2017 3:31:57 PM PST · 45 of 48
    Wuli to Oshkalaboomboom

    The folks at the bank were idiots and gave their own client bad advice.

    A wire transfer was a whole lot safer, and more direct. Once it is made the money is there, in the other account.

    That advice would have been best even if the bamk’s internal dollar limits would have required more than one transfer, but TD says they do not have such dollar limits AND the charge is between $15 to $25 a transfer.

    In other words the correct solution was not some paper delivery service - where’s the paper now????? - but a direct, bank account to bank account wire transfer that can be verified as complete in minutes.

    TD did not lose it, but they did give bad advice.

    Somehow TD & UPS should be able to “insure” loses to themselves should some party illegally cash the missing bank paper after TB bank returns the money they are holding.

    Then the people should take the money out of TD bank, get an account in a different bank, and do the wire transfer to the party the money was suppose to go to.

    And where are the public authorities that should be looking at this?

  • CDC Data Manipulation Exposed: 4 Years Later

    12/14/2017 8:33:13 AM PST · 8 of 63
    Wuli to azkathy

    Without taking a position on vaccines and autism, there is a larger issue that this report exposes.

    The fallacy - dreamed up by the Marxists and Progressives - of merely appointing OFFICIAL “expert” bodies and panels automatically makes them “the best” and “better” than all other sources; and worse that LAW often makes them the “official source” that MUST be followed in certain cases.

    Meanwhile human nature over time instills in these “expert” bodies the same corruption of spirit that infects all human “official” bodies - self preservation and corruption of the institution.

    Then with outfits like the CDC you often have peoples lives directly as stake by the actions of the institution.

    As a dictator POTUS I would get rid of the “official bodies” - all of them; encouraging the private academic institutions to publish their views, and in compettion with each other, and let individual doctors, civilians and institutions do their own due diligence on matters of health.

  • The Rest of the Story [Chanukah]

    12/14/2017 7:31:47 AM PST · 8 of 10
    Wuli to jjotto

    I think theologically, Yeshua would have felt more at home with the Maccabees than the Hellenists. Tradition was not merely about pork and circumcision, those are the mere surface things. Yet all the apologists for the Hellenists always lift up the surface things and ignore all the rest of the faith the Greeks and Hellenists sought to extinguish.

  • Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion in stock

    12/14/2017 6:48:44 AM PST · 19 of 35
    Wuli to C19fan

    I don’t like this.

    Disney is big enough and does not need to buy out any competitors, other than simply to be bigger.

    I don’t think Disney has improved on anything “film” wise during all it’s growth by acquisitions. Bigger yes, and with fewer competitors yes, but better - no, not in my opinion.

    And socially, Disney has gotten worse, trading what was truly a more “family values” oriented set of products to nearly all its products slipping down in terms of values.

  • Ancient LIVING shark born in 1500s is world's OLDEST vertebrate and could be 512 years old

    12/14/2017 6:16:02 AM PST · 43 of 52
    Wuli to stockpirate

    “Animal’s can’t change their code by thinking..”

    I did not say they “change their code” (DNA) but they very apparently can learn and can change their behavior. And what studies have shown is that under very long term changes in behavior what CAN change is, from what DNA there is in the nucleus, some genes will obtain more active expression while other genes will get triggered less. Same DNA.

    Scientist have begun to learn that not all the DNA in every species (including humans) they see as “not active”, is or was or will be perpetually inactive. Conditions can and do cause the need for genes that are there to be expressed less, or more. We see this in humans in natal development where the mothers hormones, and their different levels her body happens to be expressing at the time, has some influence on gene expression (set to be active, or set dormant but present).

    Changing behavior causes or retreats the levels of biological chemistry needed, including the substances that we call hormones (and others). Some have powerful effects on triggering or not triggering the DNA that is present. This happens in very simple terms with body chemistry all the time. Same DNA but over long stretches of time demonstrating variations in which genes that are present are working or dormant.

    Our DNA has not changed, but while the social sexual aspects of sexual maturity (when people start reproducing) has been increasing in age, our physical sexual maturity (pubic hair, first menses, first ejaculation) has been declining in age. Same DNA, different behavior and in humans a strangely different physical time-clock moving in the opposite direction to our social time clock. And that is just in a short span of time.

  • Ancient LIVING shark born in 1500s is world's OLDEST vertebrate and could be 512 years old

    12/13/2017 4:56:18 PM PST · 36 of 52
    Wuli to stockpirate

    “Wow, while what you wtote sounds well thought out it’s a load of...... The sharks do not delay mating, nothing you said has any substance.”

    So the article was lying: “Incredibly, Greenland sharks don’t reach sexual maturity until the age of 156, but it can happen as young as 134 according to findings.” As I said, they have an extended period of immaturity, sexual immaturity. Sand Sharks are sexually mature at 16-29 yrs, great whites at 26-33, and blue sharks at 5-6.

    And I’m sorry to burst your scientific fantasy, but any animal or generations of animals which through observation & experience learn to change behavior is not the same thing as where evolution posits genetic changes and/or alteration of the physical makeup and physiology of a species. Two different things. The former may over a terribly long period of time be part of the latter, for the evolution theorists, but in much shorter periods of time the former changes are not dependent on the latter.

  • MASSIVE DEMOCRAT TURNOUT In Alabama — GOP Turnout 50% of 2016; Democrat Turnout 92% of 2016

    12/13/2017 3:54:03 PM PST · 156 of 158
    Wuli to deport

    Thanks for the county vote link.

    With the below one from the 2016 election, you can see county by county where the 2016 GOP voters did not turn out.

    Of course, given the small % vote difference, and the demographics of the state, I think all it took for Jones was to concentrate on the major population counties like Montgomery and Jefferson and that was enough to eke out the small margin of victory; also “get out the vote” is usually easier to work out in the major cities. Yes I know, even then, if not for that, it would have meant a strange victory for Moore, with so many 2016 Trump voters not voting.

  • Munchausen by proxy: Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 surgeries

    12/13/2017 2:48:35 PM PST · 16 of 16
    Wuli to DUMBGRUNT

    I believe that Munchausen By Proxy can be used by a defendant to plea “not guilty by reason of insanity or mental defect”.

    On that point, I do not believe it should be allowed, as there is no evidence that I have seen to suggest the adult who is abusing the child that way is unaware of ignorant of the harm being done to the child. That is usually the basis of “insanity” defenses, as guilt needs knowledge that what was being done was wrong.

    On the point of the “not guilty by reason of insanity or mental defect” defense itself, I’d prefer that defense only be applicable to sentencing, and not to guilt or innocence. I think it was easier to get people involuntarily committed before “not guilty by reason of insanity or mental defect” become so frequently applied.

  • Loss of Water During California Drought Caused Sierra Nevada to Rise: Study

    12/13/2017 2:23:31 PM PST · 29 of 31
    Wuli to nickcarraway

    I imagine - if all that is true - it has some impact on seismic behavior in California. All that water is a lot of weight & loss of so much water represents a loss of a lot of weight. It must impact plate movements somewhat.

  • Ancient LIVING shark born in 1500s is world's OLDEST vertebrate and could be 512 years old

    12/13/2017 2:19:31 PM PST · 32 of 52
    Wuli to nickcarraway

    The long period of immaturity suggests that in spite of humans’ opinions about other animals brains, north Atlantic sharks spend of lot of time learning before sexual maturity.

    The parallel is the greater degree of enforced delay of “virtual” sexual maturity human societies have placed on “young adults”, over time, as “more advanced” learning seemed necessary for the more complex human societies.

    Science is discovering numerous animal species have been doing the same thing, naturally, and not just “virtually” but actually, and due to various changing conditions, in their own case. The successive generation(s) have delayed sexual maturity, had fewer offspring but had more successful offspring by apparently learning how to cope better with changes the species encountered. They get a longer period of learning before reproduction and seem to have better survival strategies when they do start reproduction.

    I am not sure what THAT says in the case of the north Atlantic sharks, other than the later sexual maturity does suggest “more learning” time was naturally deemed important. How that is triggered, versus how humans have intentionally triggered it is something I do not have an answer for.