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  • Why the U.S. and the Vatican Must Be Destroyed

    05/23/2009 7:59:02 PM PDT · 317 of 683
    Yeti to seatrout
    "the voices are telling me to kill you"

    Y'know, there's a story behind that...

  • 50 BEST MAGAZINES (as per the Chicago Tribune)

    06/15/2006 7:45:12 PM PDT · 54 of 79
    Yeti to Tom D.
    Cook's Illustrated.

    Worst ever. I was apalled. These people are astonishingly pretentious, and the seem to HATE FOOD. The whole magazine was designed around selling their advertiser's products -- obviously so, but not candidly so. (Their comparison of rotissseries concluded that they are are generally worthless and silly, you need a "V-rack" instead.) The whole magazine was insulting. Recipe write-ups, too. Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Chicken, by a woman who thinks rosemary is insipid and garlic is rank. She experimented with several ways to cook it, and decided that the best way was with a V-rack.

  • Man convicted of assault as hate crime in Howard Beach baseball bat attack

    06/10/2006 5:06:34 PM PDT · 18 of 23
    Yeti to the invisib1e hand
    "while he bludgeoned the poor fellow."

    ...who was only there to...

    "...Moore, who suffered a fractured skull, admitted that he and two friends were in the neighborhood trying to steal a car ..."

    "..."Fat Nick," hurled the "n-word" during the attack and shouted, "We'll show you not to come and rob white boys."..."

    What a hater.

  • Mega-producers tip scales as organics go mainstream

    04/30/2006 5:28:43 AM PDT · 7 of 25
    Yeti to edpc
    Organic and non-organic. Pretty stark contrast.

    Those pictures are a pretty clear illustration. For one thing, groups of organic vegetables have rounded edges and cast a drop-shadow. I also see that organic vegetable don't come with garlic or ginger. The only good thing I can say about these organic veggies is that they aren't already cut open, like inorganic canteloupe and red cabbage.

  • Bubonic plague hits LA

    04/20/2006 3:23:21 AM PDT · 89 of 101
    Yeti to Centurion2000


  • Bubonic plague hits LA

    04/18/2006 6:46:43 PM PDT · 57 of 101
    Yeti to Harmless Teddy Bear
    LA needs more viking kitties.

    More cats, for sure! I could say a lot about this, but let me just emphasize that large cat populations really do lead to a low flea population.

    Fleas are the main 'transmission vector' for boubonic plague, and a several other bad afflictions. The big base population of fleas live on rats, mice, moles, squirrels, et cetera. Vermin. Cats despise vermin in love to destroy them. Waterbugs, moths, anything. They sometimes get a lizard or some kind of bird or nice butterfly, but the big trend is to kill vermin.

    Most cats kill any fleas that get on them, provided the base flea population is reasonably low, as it will be without vermin around to nourish them.

    Any outside cat, especially one who is a prolific mouser, should be treated regularly for worms. A small price to pay.


    03/29/2006 3:37:58 AM PST · 24 of 150
    Yeti to Timeout
    Many are ignoring the problem of forged documents. I was an employer in California until 12 years ago. I was virtually certain I had illegals on my payroll, but they had "green cards

    You're right. Thsy get their fake papers on the way up here. It wouldn't be practical: the only way to confidently avoid hiring illegals would be to avoid hiring hispanics, and that will get employers sued for racism.

  • The Michelangelo code: The genius of the Sistine Chapel was rude, puerile and a tad pornographic

    03/19/2006 6:22:42 AM PST · 118 of 133
    Yeti to Ditter
    So.....Michelangelo was a fag. I did not know that.

    Fags say everyone famous was a fag. Jesus, Alexander, Michelangelo, all the Greeks.... "All your heroes are belong to us fags!"

    If gays ever get their hands on a time machine, they'll go back in time and make it so.

  • The Truth about BBQ Sauce

    03/02/2006 7:51:25 PM PST · 237 of 272
    Yeti to billbears
    Is that ol' boy in Columbia still open? Maurices I believe it was.

    Yes, he has liitle fast-food BBQ restaurants all over the place. But, his sauce is no longer sold in grocery stores.

  • The Truth about BBQ Sauce

    03/02/2006 7:14:34 PM PST · 231 of 272
    Yeti to Publius6961; 300magnum; stainlessbanner
    one very famous sauce is not mentioned.

    I've mentioned him before :), along with a few others.

    And this timely thread gives me occasion to mention another:

    Farm Boy's in Chapin, SC. They are only open(for now) Thursday through Saturday(I think).

    I absolutely must give this place props for the best mustard BBQ I have had in many years. The best, in fact, that I have ever gotten from a restaurant.

    Pros: Mustard AND vinegar-pepper styles. They also have both creamy and pickle slaw(marinated, no mayo). Assorted BBQ-appropriate sides. Desserts. All you can eat for about $8, tea included.

    Cons: the hush-puppies are weak. Also, I'm told that sometimes they get a little happy with the pepper in the vinegar-pepper stuff, though I'm focused on the mustard-based, which is definitely top shelf.

    I'm not sure if the yankee waitress is a pro or a con. Inappropriate, but I like her(I know her from when she worked at Hardee's), and there's something positive about the cross-cultural thing going on there.

    I haven't been on a Thursday, but I understand that Thursday is pork chop day,and that the chops are very good.

    I saw, by the Chapin exit from I-26, that a sizeable commercial building under construction has a sign that says "Future home of Farm Boy's," and more power to them. I hope they expand their hours when they get out of the little hole-in-the-wall they're in now.

    If you're in the area, try it. If not, it's worth the drive for a BBQ afficanado. Honestly, what I had was way better than even Mourice's. If they sold that stuff in the store, they'd make a mint, worldwide. "Highly recommeded!"

  • Freeper Research Project: Freeper personality tests

    02/23/2006 7:15:55 PM PST · 518 of 1,021
    Yeti to Paradox
    Anudder INFP here (89 50 12 33). Makes me sound like something of a liberal, which, in my heart, I probably am.

    Are you gay? INTP is the main gay personality type, and many gays are liberals.

    It's okay, you can tell us! We wont judge you or tell anyone. We're just curious.

  • Lesbian T-shirt school storm

    02/18/2006 7:23:38 PM PST · 38 of 86
    Yeti to Eagles6
    A fifteen year old goes to her mother and says "I'm a lesbian and the mother says "I'm so glad".

    Something wierd there. Lesbianism as some kind of way for a homely woman to be proud of herself. Sour grapes as some kind of pseudo-therapeutic identity concept. Not healthy.

  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/13/2006 3:41:54 AM PST · 333 of 337
    Yeti to MarineMom613
    Are you a snowman?

    No, s/he's not.

  • Judge calls pedophile 'the worst I have ever sentenced' (Gives a 467 year sentence)

    02/11/2006 6:53:08 PM PST · 48 of 59
    Yeti to newzjunkey
    Your "some facts" link (which, incidentally has the word 'rainbow' in the url) is a typical pseudointellectual faux analysis.

    From your link:

    Cameron's claims hinge on the fallacious assumption that all male-male molestations are committed by homosexuals.
    Male-male molestations are intrinsically homosexual. To suggest otherwise is absurdly dishonest -- unless, maybe, being married proves heterosexuality despite homosexual activity. Silliness, and the gay community's monolithic parroting of such mind-bending nonsense is just another illustration of the fact that the state of being overtly gay involves an element of proactive antisocial hostility.
  • Got that synching feeling? Read my lips...(Union may force pop stars to admit they're lip-synching)

    02/05/2006 4:22:59 PM PST · 52 of 58
    Yeti to MarkL; dmz
    For one thing, most "strats" that you see big names playing bear only a superficial resemblance to the kind of thing you buy off the shelf. Inside, everything is usually customized.

    For another thing, for "soulful" of "bluesey," the best sound you will get live is one click down from the neck position on the pickup switch. In that position, you are playing the neck and center pickups together. The way strats are wired, in that position, the pickups are connected in what's called "pseudo-humbucking mode." That's right, your favorite live sound on a strat comes from a spread-out humbucker! Single-coils are noisy.

    This from a guy who has only ever owned strats or strat-style guitars. Strat body-style and neck are good(all I've ever owned), but they benefit alot from modification.

  • Muslim protests are incitement to murder, say Tories

    02/04/2006 6:25:09 PM PST · 112 of 133
    Yeti to AmericanMade1776

    Boy, there it is, isn't it? If anyone ever thought this was just some W-crew propaganda, show them that pic! You can tell by the tablecloth around his face, this dude is for real. And, hey, the sign speaks for itself, no?

    They hate us for our freedom.

  • Danish Muslims to Appeal Drawings Decision

    01/29/2006 12:29:26 PM PST · 58 of 62
    Yeti to Admin Moderator
    He heh: ass whores.

    "Gehl, Oy whunt tew tike yew tew uh guy bah..."

  • David Ludwig Pleads NOT GUILTY in Lititz Slaying of Teen Girlfriend's Parents

    01/26/2006 7:12:16 PM PST · 7 of 42
    Yeti to Dr. Scarpetta
    He allegedly told detectives that he and Kara, both of whom were home-schooled,

    Oh! Home-schooled, eh? That explaines it. Glad they pointed that out for me.

  • Anti-nude law KOd by Fla. court

    01/22/2006 8:54:34 PM PST · 5 of 35
    Yeti to freepatriot32

    I don't subscribe to any brand of libertarianism that asserts someone's right to party naked in the street contrary to the wishes of that street's residents.

  • The Recipe For Success: Get Happy And You Will Get Ahead In Life

    12/19/2005 4:42:35 PM PST · 14 of 18
    Yeti to blam
    All very good, to be sure. But, failure is a very big impediment to happiness, so it sounds like the chicken vs the egg. Correllation vs. causation, too, maybe.

    Perhaps, they find people with all-in-all easy lives, who say "I've always been a happy person." Then they find some people with rough lives, who say, "I've never really been happy, even when I was a kid." What they fail to consider is that the happy person was raised rich and always had a parachute, while the sad person came from the ghetto or trailer park, and never even made it to the break-even point in life.

    Nevertheless, a cultivated awareness of the Good and affinity to it are my own primary "stress management tools," and they seem to have been very beneficial for me lately, so I'll agree that positive thinking is generally good for you.

  • Woman died on cannabis drug trial

    12/13/2005 8:10:20 PM PST · 186 of 216
    Yeti to ActionNewsBill
    Nobody died from pot until the drug companies decided to make it safe.

    "Post Of The Day" nominee.

    I'll fourth that.

  • York Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student

    12/09/2005 9:39:44 PM PST · 96 of 103
    Yeti to Darksheare

    Okay, my beer is gone now... I think I'd better just go ahead and crash. 'night.

  • York Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student

    12/09/2005 9:28:24 PM PST · 92 of 103
    Yeti to Darksheare

    Obviously a diabolical DU troll trying to disable our good, staunch Republican keyboards.

  • York Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student

    12/09/2005 9:14:56 PM PST · 89 of 103
    Yeti to Darksheare
    But I still have half a beer left!
  • York Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student

    12/09/2005 9:00:52 PM PST · 86 of 103
    Yeti to bad company; Darksheare; Xenalyte
    For gods sakes Darks, don't go.

    Don't go into the 'lyte, Darkie!

  • York Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student

    12/09/2005 8:41:56 PM PST · 76 of 103
    Yeti to Howlin

    It sounded like he said, "Carolina hard core ecstacy!"

    I'm not exactly sure what that means, though.

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    12/07/2005 3:21:00 AM PST · 14 of 34
    Yeti to Appalled but Not Surprised
    menstruates through her pen.

    Neither a Dowd fan nor a hater(I have only read snips here and there), but I like that line.

  • The Greatest Intellectual?

    11/27/2005 4:55:14 PM PST · 24 of 42
    Yeti to Hunden
    "... If the intelligence agencies knew what they were doing, they would stimulate conspiracy theories just to drive people out of political life, to keep them from asking more serious questions ... There's a kind of an assumption that if somebody wrote it on the internet, it's true."

    Is there? It's clear, suddenly, that Chomsky's opinion can be as flaky as the next person's; he just states it more forcefully. I tell him that most people I know don't believe anything they read on the internet and he says, seemlessly, "— you see, that's dangerous, too."

    Well, I guess he was something like "right" exactly twice that day.

  • Son of Miami Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges in New York

    11/02/2005 6:20:55 PM PST · 11 of 18
    Yeti to cynwoody

    I know it's hard to quantify, but if we could somehow weigh teeenage rebellion, I think it would weigh less than 400 lbs.

  • Son of Miami Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges in New York

    11/02/2005 6:18:11 PM PST · 8 of 18
    Yeti to Wolfie

    Some people put their corporations in their wives' names.


    10/28/2005 6:57:06 PM PDT · 123 of 133
    Yeti to Yo-Yo

    Really! It's not like he had sex with a ho, man!

    All this guy was lying about was a conspiracy to reveal classified information for political purposes. Just political espionage perpetrated against the People of the United States of America for petty, unimportant reasons with little consequence. A war -- big whoop. Not like it was some kind of BJ or something, I don't understand the big deal: there have been no allegations of peyronne's here.

    Let's all ignore this hype.

  • Experts refute anti-bacterial soap claims

    10/22/2005 5:30:12 AM PDT · 35 of 48
    Yeti to Williams
    They say the antibacterials don't work, but then they say they are leading to super bactertia.

    You noticed that, too, eh?

    It's hard to figure what exactly is going on with this, but it looks like either someone wants money from the triclosan manufacturers or else the pharmaceutical/medical crew wants it to be one of those things where you have to pay a doctor for the right to use it.

    I have used Dial antibacterial liquid for 12 or 15 years now. I've used off-brands, and they seem generally less effective.

    Dittos also to an earlier post re: those little body zits, and though it doesn't cure facial acne, it certainly seems to help prevent little whiteheads from becoming big red gnarly pus-sacs as often.

    We need a website that gives detailed instructions for manufacturing antibiotics in your kitchen, while it's still legal to post such things.

  • Murder Charges Filed In Search For Missing Mom

    10/01/2005 4:23:49 PM PDT · 11 of 19
    Yeti to Abathar
    ...bluebird tatoo...

    Not meaning to make light of the situation at all, but there's a song....

    Anyway, this adorable child has a lot of good in heart heart, if children's faces can be read that way, and she's young. Here's hoping she heals and grows to be a healthy adult, despite this mess so early in her life.

  • Andrew Sullivan: Is Bush a socialist? He's spending like one

    09/25/2005 2:35:48 PM PDT · 159 of 265
    Yeti to HitmanNY
    We as a culture really have to stop using words like 'socialist,' 'communist,' 'fascist,' etc. so cavalierly. Because of overuse and misuse, the meanings of these concepts are being diluted.

    True. "Capitalist" also, and others.

    I do think that the Bush administration is of the ilk to which I refer as "faux socialist." That is to say that they implement and support many policies and agendas that are essentially socialist, but only because it serves their petty interests.

    Right now, W and crew are global Marxists, redistributing wealth from the American poor to the Mexican middle class. But they only do that because it is financially profitable to them in the immediate sense, and I believe they perceive a megatrend that they hope will be politically profitable to them in the long run.

  • What Do Ceausescu, Hitler And Bush Have In Common? OK, Sorry. But What Else Do They Have In Common

    09/24/2005 8:08:03 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    Yeti to blam
    What Do Ceausescu, Hitler And Bush Have In Common?

    Nadia Comeneci? (Lucky guess)

  • Parentally Incorrect: Drunk People Like My Daughter; Is That Wrong?

    09/24/2005 7:07:50 PM PDT · 53 of 82
    Yeti to Rodney King
    When my daughter was 2 she used to go to the little fridge and ask me if I wanted a green one or a brown one.

    Such a tragedy, I didn't discover Bitbuerger 'till she was grown up. I still have a grudge against the dude(ok though he may have been) to whom I had to explain that she still had seven baby teeth to lose yet. People with penises just don't understand.

  • Residents take up arms against violent neighbor

    09/24/2005 12:10:59 PM PDT · 22 of 40
    Yeti to Excuse_My_Bellicosity; Boazo


  • Wikipedia overtaking major news sites

    09/11/2005 5:04:33 PM PDT · 81 of 92
    Yeti to Arkinsaw
    I saw the same people arguing for inclusion of Santorum who were arguing against Islamofascism using the exact opposite arguments.

    Well, if it's like that, then I guess I can understand how you could get frustrated. As The Beev has pointed out we're all biased toward our own POV. The article about the guy that made up the new definition of the word "santorum" seemed to me as if he had written it himself.

    "Though Savage encourages sexual experimentation, he does not encourage carelessness. He frequently makes use of his position — that of a columnist with a large and loyal audience — to spread AIDS awareness and to promote safe sex."

    To my thinking, the idea that promoting safe sex is a way to paint yourself a goody-good is a stupefied lefty poser meme. So, I can see some bias there, yes.

    But I still think it's the best first stop when looking up something noncontroversial, like a medical term or an electrical device or a mountain range or a species of animal. You get a good overview of the topic and some very content-rich related links.

  • Wikipedia overtaking major news sites

    09/11/2005 3:45:50 PM PDT · 76 of 92
    Yeti to bvw
    Comma missing


    "Wikipedia is all bias-seeking observers."

    Oh, no, wait -- that's...uh...heh: us.

  • Wikipedia overtaking major news sites

    09/11/2005 3:38:25 PM PDT · 75 of 92
    Yeti to Arkinsaw; sourcery
    Because the people who have the influence on Wikipedia do not like Senator Santorum and do want to be politically correct about Islam.

    Maybe, but, like I said before, Wikipedia is not the place I go for editorial content on current events. I also noticed at the bottom of the FR page there was a link to a site that parodies DU. If you want to tit-for-tat every little thing that paints R's and D's in a bad light, it could get tedious. There may be bias one way in one spot, in another way in another spot.

    Also, I note from reading the Santorum entry that this word was selected by the American Dialect Society as the most outrageous new word of 2004, and that extensive Google bombing was done in a coordinated effort to introduce the new definition to the public, these two significant events make it worthy of an entry. But I notice that it doesn't have it's own page, it is a subentry under the entry for the somewhat influential blog of the man who coined the term. His primary claim to fame seems to be coinage of "two sex-related neologisms," one of which was "santorum"(I won't say what it means). Since the word is apparently his greatest accomplishment, it's mention and definition are relevant to an article about his blog.

    There might be some bias, but if I were editing a worldwide, mul;tilingual encyclopedia, I would be as hesitant to include "islamofascist" as I would to include "baptofascist" or "christofascist." The only purpose would be propaganda against a religion during a time when(rightly or otherwise) this classic motivational propaganda technique is being used by a major political party in a major nation during a time of war.

    In brief: failure to validate propaganda for its own sake does not demonstrate bias to me, it demonstrates responsibility and discretion.

    Make it, like the santorum entry, a relevant part of an article about something objective, and it will probably be mentioned in its proper perspective under the appropriate topic, as was the word "santorum."

    BTW: thank you for whatever work you did on Wikipedia. For PC bias, read Encarta.

  • Wikipedia overtaking major news sites

    09/11/2005 2:59:15 PM PDT · 70 of 92
    Yeti to bvw
    Bohr is dead.

    Dead wrong. "If tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, it is both standing and fallen, and in every allowable state in between, each in proportion to its calculated likelihood." Dada Physics and it's confidently mystified victims! How many more pages of scientific publication, how many more textbook pages, how much more grant money will we waste on charlatans taking polite turns at the game of baffling us and eachother with their bullsh!t?

    All that's non-sequiter, anyway. Wikipedia is good.

  • Wikipedia overtaking major news sites

    09/11/2005 1:55:32 PM PDT · 57 of 92
    Yeti to bvw
    Go to if you want neoconservative spin on your ideologically controversial issue of choice.

    To learn about the physics to which you allude in your post, I recommend Wikipedia as the first place you should check. Then go into greater depth by chasing the many useful links you'll find there.

  • Wikipedia overtaking major news sites

    09/11/2005 1:48:39 PM PDT · 56 of 92
    Yeti to sourcery; All
    I use Wikipedia for research on technical issues, not for research on political issues.

    Good point. I've never seen bias, but I've never looked up anything that brushed against an ideological bone of contention.

    For science and engineering, medicine, technology, factual(non spinworthy) history -- things like that -- it's the best site on the web, hands down. The articles are thorough and up-to-the-minute, and the links they provide go very often to original sources, you'll usually do much better to check Wikipedia before you try to extract something content rich from Google's search results.

    It does my heart good to see so many people working together for free to produce something really, really good and useful for everyone to use. I use the search tool in Firefox to get results from Wikipedia, it's very handy!

    Incidentally, I just checked the FR entry in Wikipedia, and it looked factual and accurate to me. Do some of us want it to be a flattering fiction before we call it "unbiased?"

  • Little Rock AFB hub for international Katrina aid

    09/07/2005 8:12:52 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    Yeti to Eric in the Ozarks
    remember a Liberal-caused disaster

    If the Bushes and the Clintons only had two things in common, they'd have to be Mena and an admiring affection for *me*. Of course, there might be more than just those two things...

  • Little Rock AFB hub for international Katrina aid

    09/07/2005 7:49:36 PM PDT · 2 of 5
    Yeti to SandRat

    When the feds start routing things through Arkansas, I'm so relieved! at least I know that everything's on the up-and-up.

  • Blanco buses on the BBC

    09/07/2005 7:41:59 PM PDT · 256 of 259
    Yeti to ChadGore

    Cool! If you adjust the contrast, you can see all the FEMA guys swarming into them, in an effort to hurry up and save the day!

  • Never, Ever Leave home without It.

    08/21/2005 8:12:43 AM PDT · 248 of 604
    Yeti to cbkaty; CholeraJoe
    (8) displays a firearm or other deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm;

    Disorderly conduct. Circling the table with it prominently in view, especially in the context of a conflict, is more serious than disorderly conduct, I think.

    Probably the only reason you didn't go to jail that night is because you victims were worried about driving home with alcohol on their breath after giving their statements to the cops that would have arrested you. If someone sober had been among the group, you might be out 1 kidney after the first time you ignored their instructions to "STAY DOWN!" until the police arrive.

    I'd love to hear you explain to the cops, and later, the judge just what, exactly, was your purpose in circling the table twice before you gave them your super-polite little 'Billy Jack' speech.

    I tell ya, CJ, you chose the Way of the Little Asshole. I know we can look at the technicalities of the laws in this state or that, but, bottom line, you came into a place that was the way it was before you got there, and you used your gun to bend it to your preferences. "Once shot a man, just fer snorin'!"

    I think it's pretty obvious that, if the shoe was on the other foot and some young guy came up to your table and asked you and your buddies to "please try to keep it down so the rest of us can enjoy our meals in peace," you'd stand up with your gun on your hip, circle him twice, and say something like, "This isn't a library, we have a right to talk any way we want, we were already here when you came in, if you don't like it, leave!"

  • Leader of Pedophile Ring Jailed (Australia)

    07/04/2005 7:46:45 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    Yeti to DBeers

    These sentences are a joke. And keeping the central perp's identity a secret "to protect the victims" is so perverse and ironic that it sounds actually quite like snidery.

  • Deputy Tasers 90-Pound 13-Year-Old Girl At Hospital

    06/26/2005 9:32:58 AM PDT · 77 of 79
    Yeti to somniferum

    Hehe... doesn't quite fit, but I still like it. Maybe you could just edit it a little.

  • Deputy Tasers 90-Pound 13-Year-Old Girl At Hospital

    06/25/2005 10:29:37 AM PDT · 73 of 79
    Yeti to somniferum
    Therefore, if you feel that is incorrect and/or philosophically *stupid*, take it up with Jeff Head and/or Sun Tzu.

    Neither Jeff Head nor Sun Tzu advocates child abuse on FR with an erroneously translated quote for a tagline.

    Your tagline errs by inappropriate literalism: the general case was translated as an absolute "all war is..."

    In point of fact, if your own army vastly outnumbers an poorly defended, weak foe, the best and easiest thing to do is to simply let the enemy see the truth of the hopelessness of fighting against you, and then show up prepard to fight. In this way, you will achieve victory at minimal cost.

    Philosophically and ethically, which is how Master Sun is generally understood in modern times, the statement as you've quoted it generalizes to, "In every undertaking, one should lie and present a false front." This is stupidity! I'll leave it to you to concieve of a situation in which honesty is advantageous. If you can think of only one such situation, then you have shown the statement to be false, because of the implications of the word "all."

    Since I have a translation(Thomas Cleary's) which renders Sun Tzu self-consistent, externally consistent and rational, and since your translations render his words erroneous, I do not find that I have a conflict with Master Sun, but with others' interpretations of his work. Since Jeff Head has done a great deal of work, and since I have never seen him claim absolute perfection, I think he probably erred here. But, as you've shown, this error is common to several translations, so I'd say it's a very small error in a large body of good work.

    Have a nice day.

    Smarmy, catty, passive-aggressive twit: have a bad day of anxiety about your wrongness, then correct your thinking and have many nice days thereafter.

    See? Deception vs. honesty, this little exchange might be a good object lesson for you.