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  • Hobby Lobby Makes Atheists Knit Bricks

    07/22/2014 4:23:12 AM PDT · 26 of 28
    zencycler to Huntress

    ... call it “separation of STATE and church”!

    You know, when one uses the phrase “separation between church and state”, while it is supposed to mean that both do not impose on each other, when you put the word “church” first, then it leaves the impression that the greater (or to some, the only) worry is with regard to the church imposing its will on the state, and not the other way around.

    So I propose that our side should henceforth refer to this concept as the separation between state and church!

    It seems like a minor difference, but it is also one that people will notice, and then may either try to correct or to question, at which time it can be pointed out that since the state has, by far, much more of an ability to breach that wall and impose its will on the church, it makes more sense then to put the word “state” first, since keeping the government’s power in check - as is the case in other areas - must be the primary concern.

  • Castellanos Schools Maddow on Equal Pay (and she can't stand it)

    07/21/2014 9:42:36 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    zencycler to deadrock
    Let's play equal pay for equal work poker:

    OK, whad’ya got? 77 cents per dollar!

    Well I'll see your wage gap and raise you a death gap - since 92% of work related deaths in 2012 were men, basically because they take on the more dangerous jobs.

    So gee, Rach, I guess it's NOT equal work after all.

    Tell you what, if you can help to find some way to narrow the death gap, then I'll start to consider narrowing the wage gap.

    But until that time happens, please excuse the guys who might put down their jackhammer so they can give a wolf whistle to the good looking cappuccino carrying 77-percenter lady that happens to walk by them on a hot summer day, okay?

  • ‘I’m for It’: Obama Lends Support to DC Statehood Push

    07/21/2014 5:13:07 PM PDT · 45 of 67
    zencycler to mandaladon

    Actually, it would be the 61st state, since what Obama actually said was that he had been campaigning in 57 states, he had one left to go, but that he was not going to be able to make it to Alaska or Hawaii (so obviously he meant to say 47). But anyway, that would make DC the 61st state then.

  • Family considers killing 10-year-old daughter after mullah rapes her in Afghanistan mosque

    07/21/2014 11:09:33 AM PDT · 30 of 71
    zencycler to george76

    By no means should any US newspaper refer to this as an “honor” killing.

  • Virtuous Pedophiles group gives support therapy cannot

    07/21/2014 9:49:36 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    zencycler to Phlap

    Reminds me of the lust/adultery “in his heart” interview that Carter gave to Playboy magazine.

  • Democrats Try to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/21/2014 9:06:24 AM PDT · 23 of 27
    zencycler to Academiadotorg

    A SCOTUS decision is only “overturned” by a future SCOTUS decision.

    New, amended or repealed laws may “abrogate” the decision, but they do not “overturn” it.

    And in this case, since a finding of a less restrictive alternative was made, in part, by the ability of the other two branches to employ administrative or legislative changes in order to supply those contraceptives without violating the RFRA, then perhaps such action might actually be better described as “affirming” the decision!

    Now there’s a way to screw with a lefty when this subject comes up - refer to it as “affirming” the SCOTUS decision!

  • Multiple Lovers, Without Jealousy

    07/21/2014 7:41:45 AM PDT · 34 of 59
    zencycler to C19fan

    The real problem with this story is not the deviancy of these sickos - there will always be some deviants in society. The real problem here is the author’s comment (re mulling of a possible conversion), which reflects how our society not only fails to abhor and reject such deviancy, but in fact elevates it to being on some kind of plain where it is not only enjoys the status of a moral equivalency, but also one of being enviable.

  • Elizabeth Warren Inspires Moonbats to Song

    07/19/2014 9:30:02 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    zencycler to massmike

    Seriously, if you didn’t speak English and just based on the music you had to guess the purpose of that song, I think entertaining children would be the number one pick. That tune didn’t sound anything like inspirational campaign music - it sounded like some Sesame Street learning song, or also like those two guitar playing dames for the 70s who sung the Magic Garden.

  • Why the "Mitt Romney for President" Talk Won't Die

    07/18/2014 3:18:40 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    zencycler to 2ndDivisionVet

    Look at RCP polls on the GOP nomination, and you’ll see the conservative vote currently being divided among several potential candidates. Otherwise, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie wouldn’t look nearly as strong.

    If divided the poll results between moderates and conservatives as a group, you would see that those on more to the right, collectively, are getting about 60% of the vote. Based on that, once the field narrows, I can not imagine someone like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Mitt Romney getting the nomination this time.

  • Howard Stern Fan Pranks MSNBC Host Krystal Ball During Malaysian Plane Crash Coverage

    07/18/2014 1:37:47 AM PDT · 50 of 54
    zencycler to clintonh8r

    She’ll probably claim she thought he said “Howitzer gas”.

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 3:58:39 AM PDT · 99 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    LOL - well, perhaps your reluctance to write on this topic may also be further proof of how literature has made the promotion of virtue into a vice!

    Anyway, I doubt it has anything to do with your lack of virtue, but regardless, even if it does, we’ll keep that between us ... what happens at FR, stays at FR! ;)

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 2:09:12 AM PDT · 83 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    Right, and on the subject of virtues scorned or mocked, we could add fidelity and monogamy, and of course the opposite for vices now being celebrated.

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 2:01:02 AM PDT · 80 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    As part of his seduction he was trying to stop the woman from killing the flea (”O stay, three lives in one flea spare,”) with his elaborate deceit. But when the woman tries to fend off his advances by killing the flea (”Cruel and sudden, hast thou since - Purpled thy nail in blood of innocence?)” he just uses her act to continue his metaphor in order to get her to “yield”.

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 1:47:36 AM PDT · 76 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    Not only that, but he uses religious references to aid in his seduction, such as the line “Purpled thy nail with the blood of innocence”, in which he puts the flea in the role of Christ (and perhaps also the Trinity as he had previously referred to “three” lives within the flea), and the woman’s fingernail to the “nail” used to crucify the “blood of innocence”.

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 1:36:47 AM PDT · 69 of 140
    zencycler to zencycler

    Sorry, didn’t proofread enough - it should say pose (not post) the question, and seduction (not section) of innocent young women.

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 1:34:24 AM PDT · 67 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    If you liked that topic, but a comprehensive review of literature is (understandably) too daunting, you could just pick out a few literary examples of virtues being mocked and vices being celebrated, and as part of the paper, simply post the question as to whether these examples are merely anecdotal, or part of a trend that has led to the moral decline of our society from the Enlightenment to today.

    Just as one quick example, the section of innocent young women was often a celebrated topic in literature. Off the top of my head, I would think of the poetry of John Donne, and in particular “The Flea”:

    Mark but this flea, and mark in this,
    How little that which thou deniest me is;
    It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,
    And in this flea our two bloods mingled be.
    Thou know’st that this cannot be said
    A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead;
    Yet this enjoys before it woo;
    And pampered swells with one blood made of two,
    And this, alas, is more than we would do!

    O stay, three lives in one flea spare,
    Where we almost, yea, more than married are.
    This flea is you and I, and this
    Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is.

    Though parents grudge, and you, we’re met,
    And cloistered in these living walls of jet.
    Though use make you apt to kill me,
    Let not to that self-murder added be,
    And sacrilege, three sins in killing three.

    Cruel and sudden, hast thou since
    Purpled thy nail in blood of innocence?
    Wherein could this flea guilty be,
    Except in that drop which it sucked from thee?
    Yet thou triumph’st, and say’st that thou
    Find’st not thyself nor me the weaker now.
    ’Tis true; then learn how false fears be;
    Just so much honour, when thou yield’st to me,
    Will waste, as this flea’s death took life from thee.

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 1:15:48 AM PDT · 50 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    Thanks - maybe in 10 years when I retire!

  • Vanity: Need Ideas for English Paper

    07/16/2014 1:03:57 AM PDT · 44 of 140
    zencycler to beaversmom

    Here’s my idea. Did the Enlightenment Go Too Far? (Or choose your own title, of course).

    But the basic premise would be to review what role literature has played in the moral decline of our civilization. Putting religion aside, exactly why is it that what used to be considered secular virtues, such as optimism, are now viewed as a human failing, and what used to be considered secular vices, such as pessimism, are now deemed as a sign of a deep-thinking, complex, and all around superior person?

    Now, of course there are exceptions in critically acclaimed literature, in which the main character is someone who embraces a traditional virtue like optimism. However, in most cases this is only done when that character has some other human failing that can be seen as both a cause for, and a reason to excuse, that virtue. For example, the optimism of Don Quixote is excused by him being delusional, or to take an example from popular movies, the optimism of Forrest Gump is excused by his mental deficiency.

    Looking back at a review of poetry, novels, and other literature from the Enlightenment to today, how else has the this served to turn other virtues into vices, and vice versa (pardon, and feel free to use, the pun).

    Anyway, that would be a subject that I would find both interesting, and one that would also promote conservative principles in a way that would not be politically divisive, and perhaps may also be persuasive, to your liberal Professor.

  • 7 Ways Hunters Can Combat The Anti-Hunting, Death-Threatening Lunatics

    07/13/2014 4:00:02 PM PDT · 62 of 73
    zencycler to Erik Latranyi

    Great! I would be tempted to go further with separate pages for those who start or frequently made supportive posts to that site - “Kill Tim XXX (to stop him from Killing KJ)”, Kill Amy XXX ... etc. etc.

  • What movie should have had a sequel?

    07/12/2014 8:57:36 PM PDT · 63 of 247
    zencycler to MNDude

    They Live.

  • Democrats File Bill to “Overturn” Supreme Court Decision Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/11/2014 11:05:21 AM PDT · 42 of 42
    zencycler to rollo tomasi

    Still, the only way that anything Congress does - even amending the Constitution - qualifies as a “Reveral” of a prior Supreme Court interpretation of existing law, is if Congress changes HOW such interpretations can be reversed.

    So even if Congress wrote an amendment that, for example, made employer-paid contraception a new “right”, then even though such an amendment would then supersede a law like the RFRA, it would not effectively be a reversal or the court’s interpretation of the RFRA at the time the ruling was made. Rather, the court would then have to make a new ruling, not based on the RFRA, but based on the amendment which would then take precedence.

    However, that while that would be a different case, with a different result, based on a different law (the new amendment), it would still not be a reversal, just a new ruling.

    Under the Constitution, a “reversal” only occurs when a new SCOTUS re-interprets the same law differently than an prior SCOTUS, and then makes a ruling that completely changes what the prior court had decided. So unless you change the part of the Constitution that describes how this gets done, than anything else you do to any federal law, including the Constitution, is not a reversal, but rather an accommodation that is made in deference to what the court had ruled, in order to get the result you want.

  • Democrats File Bill to “Overturn” Supreme Court Decision Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/11/2014 10:00:28 AM PDT · 40 of 42
    zencycler to rollo tomasi

    Specifically, I think you would need to use the powers to amend to Constitution, per Article V, to make changes to the judicial powers provided for in, I think, Article III, so that those legal interpretations of either existing law or the Constitution itself could somehow be “reversed” by an act of Congress.

  • Democrats File Bill to “Overturn” Supreme Court Decision Protecting Hobby Lobby

    07/11/2014 9:20:17 AM PDT · 38 of 42
    zencycler to wagglebee

    Can someone else please remind our friends on the left what it means to “reverse” or “overturn” a decision of the Supreme Court!

    You can not do this with a bill, law, or even an amendment. Only a future SCOTUS ruling can do that. When the two other branches make administrative or legislative changes to get their desired result, then that does not constitute a “reversal” of the decision, but rather a required accommodation in deference to the interpretation of existing law provided by the ruling.

    In fact, administrative actions (such as those already provided for religious NOT-for-profit corporations), were explicitly suggested by some writing for the majority. And naturally, the act of changing a law upon which a ruling is based is an obvious remedy, and therefore does not need to be mentioned in an opinion.

    It truly dismays me that quotes by left-leaning politicians and media that refer to “overturning” or “reversing” this decision have gone unchallenged.

    Certainly, from their point of view, I can understand why the left and their media allies don’t want to frame this with a more accurate headline like:

    “Having Failed at an Illegal Mandate, Democrats Defer to Hobby Lobby Ruling to Find a Legal Alternative”

    However, I am surprised that, so far, I seem to be the only one challenging them for referring to their efforts as somehow seeking to “reverse” the SCOTUS decision.

  • Senate Democrats unveil legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/11/2014 9:16:55 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    zencycler to maggief

    Can someone else please remind our friends on the left what it means to “reverse” or “overturn” a decision of the Supreme Court!

    You can not do this with a bill, law, or even an amendment. Only a future SCOTUS ruling can do that. When the two other branches make administrative or legislative changes to get their desired result, then that does not constitute a “reversal” of the decision, but rather a required accommodation in deference to the interpretation of existing law provided by the ruling.

    In fact, administrative actions (such as those already provided for religious NOT-for-profit corporations), were explicitly suggested by some writing for the majority. And naturally, the act of changing a law upon which a ruling is based is an obvious remedy, and therefore does not need to be mentioned in an opinion.

    It truly dismays me that quotes by left-leaning politicians and media that refer to “overturning” or “reversing” this decision have gone unchallenged.

    Certainly, from their point of view, I can understand why the left and their media allies don’t want to frame this with a more accurate headline like:

    “Having Failed at an Illegal Mandate, Democrats Defer to Hobby Lobby Ruling to Find a Legal Alternative”

    However, I am surprised that, so far, I seem to be the only one challenging them for referring to their efforts as somehow seeking to “reverse” the SCOTUS decision.

  • BREAKING: Senate Democrats introduce bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

    07/09/2014 5:22:41 PM PDT · 46 of 48
    zencycler to NYer
    In reality, the headline should be:

    Having Failed at an Illegal Mandate, Democrats Defer to Hobby Lobby Ruling to Find a Legal Alternative
  • Megyn Kelly Takes on Former NOW President Over Attack on Little Sisters of the Poor(a home run)

    07/09/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT · 33 of 43
    zencycler to Miles the Slasher

    Megyn’s rightful focus was to shine a light, from which the goblin queen of the NAGs surely wanted to escape, on how she and her minions could possible justify including these kind-hearted nuns in their list of the “dirty 100”. Any other topic, like the one you raise, would not only be a distraction, but also a welcome one, as Her Ugliness would surely prefer to move to a topic on which the country is more evenly divided.

    Megyn’s job was to stick to the Dirty 100 topic, since once explained, that is a “choice” that NOW made that very few will support.

    And Megyn did a GREAT job.

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  • Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

    07/09/2014 10:28:57 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    zencycler to Kaslin

    6) The Democrats can “override” the SCOTUS decision

    Last time I checked, that only happens when a future SCOTUS reverses it. The majority ruled based on the RFRA, and anything that OBAMA or Congress subsequently does to either amend the RFRA or to institute mandates that do not involve the employer (as is currently done for NON-profit religious corporations), would really be adhering to the requirements of the majority decision, not “overriding” it.

  • Senate Dems introduce bill that would override Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/09/2014 1:06:14 AM PDT · 51 of 54
    zencycler to SeekAndFind

    Umm, if they actually passed a law like that. wouldn’t that actually be adhering to what the ruling required, rather than overriding it?

    The last time I checked, the only way to override a SCOTUS decision is if a future SCOTUS reverses it.

  • Media Praise BBC Censorship of Climate Skeptics; Attack Dissenters

    07/08/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    zencycler to PoloSec
    Headline / Sub-headline should be:

    In Decline, Liberal Media Push for Even Lower Ratings
    Rejecting censorship, viewers tune in to Fox for
    balanced reporting on issues like global warming.
  • Harry Reid: ‘We’re Going to Do Something’ on Hobby Lobby Ruling

    07/08/2014 6:38:27 AM PDT · 18 of 22
    zencycler to markomalley

    The court followed the law, RFRA, that the Dems passed in the 90’s, AND in their opinion the majority wrote that there was a compelling interest to provide the disputed contraception, but that this could be done less restrictively (i.e. not intruding on religious freedom) by the administration simply doing what it already does for religious NOT-for-profit corporations, so that they don’t need to be involved.

    So yes, Sen. Reid, if you want to do EXACTLY what the conservative majority of the court suggested, then just be sure to thank them for the good advice when you do.

  • Gitmo detainees' lawyers invoke Hobby Lobby decision in court filing

    07/07/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    zencycler to kevkrom

    Agree completely. I will only add that if the government only had to pass the first test, then the Hobby Lobby decision would have gone the other way, since the majority did indeed find that there was a “compelling interest” in providing the disputed “Plan B” contraception alternative to women. So the only reason Hobby Lobby prevailed was that it was clear that there were less restrictive ways to provide that access, since it was already being done differently with regard to religious NON-profit corporations.

    In the Gitmo case, since the compelling interest would clearly be to keep the detainees from congregating, then there is no less restrictive way of doing that, other than to keep them from congregating.

  • California Flooded With People Tattling on 'Water Wasters'

    07/06/2014 8:24:39 PM PDT · 32 of 65
    zencycler to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    I’ll bet some scammers could make a fortune by going into liberal neighborhoods, knocking on the doors of homes with green lawns, and offering to sell them “water credits”.

  • Declaration of Independence 4 July 1776 (Scene from John Adams Mini Series via You Tube)

    07/04/2014 3:07:58 PM PDT · 16 of 22
    zencycler to beaversmom

    Thank you for the post. This is exactly the kind of thing that I would normally expect to see from patriot Americans on a day like today, and naturally also when I browse the postings at FreeRepublic.

    Sadly, however, the tone of more postings have been one of gloom, doom, despair, and grim predictions about the demise of the freedoms upon which this nation was founded. And while we may all have those fears from time to time, today is not the day to be ruled by them. To me, that would be like fretting over the decline of the military on Memorial Day, or predicting the end of Christianity on Christmas.

    So this is a call to all my fellow Freepers who may have succumbed to those fears today - please snap out if it, at least for today.

  • [Star Trek's] George Takei Calls Hypocrisy In Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Galling'

    07/03/2014 6:51:17 AM PDT · 53 of 59
    zencycler to 2ndDivisionVet

    I don’t buy cigarettes for my adult daughter because I disapprove of smoking, but I give her money, I shop at some stores that sell cigarettes, and who knows what’s in the mutual funds at my 401k - quite possibly some tobacco firms. Does that make me a hypocrite?

  • Katrina Vanden Heuvel Attacks Bill Kristrol on Iraq War: ‘If You Feel So Strongly(TRANSCRIPT)

    06/29/2014 11:08:31 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    zencycler to PoloSec
    So using her own reasoning, Ms. V.D. Heuvel could be called an "armchair abortion rights advocate", right? (At least, I am assuming that she has never either performed or undergone an abortion, but I could be wrong).

    I would love to see a comeback like that anytime someone uses the ridiculous phrase "armchair warrior". And yes, it is ridiculous, since being a "warrior" is not something which someone just wakes up one day and decides to do. It is a calling and a commitment, no less than deciding to become a doctor because you either want to heal the sick, deliver babies, or, perhaps, provide give women abortions.

    So, Ms. V.D. Heuvel, with all due respect (another ludicrous phrase because what follows is always disrespectful and degrading), if you feel so strongly about abortion rights, then why didn't you enroll a long time ago into a medical school so that you could help women to terminate the lives of their unborn children?

    Clearly, not everyone has what it takes to be a warrior or a doctor. And the arguments put forth from people like either Kristol and V.D. Heuvel, who have chosen to be media talking heads, need not be supported by calling upon them to make a mid-life career change. For anyone to suggest otherwise is simply inane, and the absurdity of that line of reasoning should be simply called out by putting the shoe on the other foot. Whether we're arguing over war, abortion, labor, immigration. or any other issues, it is simply ridiculous to suggest that those who, by profession, communicate their analysis and opinions o those matters, must defend their conclusions by giving up their career and getting into the trenches with those who are most involved. Like Milton Friedman once said, if you go to a doctor for cancer, would you require that it be a doctor who has cancer?
  • The Tea Party Took Its Name Based On an Act of Deception (You've got to see this)

    06/29/2014 9:21:08 PM PDT · 44 of 49
    zencycler to 2ndDivisionVet

    So applying that reasoning, every institution named after a signer of the Declaration of Independence is promoting treason.

  • Pakistani Newlyweds Decapitated By Bride's Family In Honor Killing

    06/29/2014 3:46:02 AM PDT · 30 of 39
    zencycler to Steelfish
    "HONOR KILLING" !?!?! ... where's the outrage that CNN would describe it that way?

    At the very least it should be enclosed in quotes to show that it is some other value system that defines it that way.
  • Want to Disprove Man-Made Climate Change? A Scientist Will Give You $10,000 if You Can

    06/26/2014 6:07:35 PM PDT · 92 of 93
    zencycler to Twotone

    I offer $10,000 to anyone who can disprove that the sun has not been “a factor” in climate change.

    I offer $10,000 to anyone who can disprove that the my own personal farts have not been “a factor” in climate change.

  • Even Dems, by 3-to-1, believe someone at IRS broke the law

    06/26/2014 5:37:22 AM PDT · 15 of 29
    zencycler to grundle

    66.6% of the media can’t do math. 75% of the left doesn’t notice.

  • Muslim Seeks Refund for Shoes Lined With Pig Skin

    06/24/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT · 6 of 26
    zencycler to nickcarraway

    Is there any way we can change our currency from paper to pigskin?

    Or how about rather than flourish, we get some kind do pulverized pork bones as a mandatory additive to our water supply?

  • Did Paul invent or hijack Christianity?

    06/24/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · 46 of 1,303
    zencycler to SeekAndFind

    Simply put, if Paul had no personal connection with Jesus, then neither does anyone else living today.

  • New Theory Suggests The Universe Shouldn't Even Exist

    06/24/2014 2:43:57 PM PDT · 24 of 55
    zencycler to Bubba_Leroy
    I was thinking the same thing, except I'd put it this way:

    Like Global Warming - so since the computer model trumps observable data, then we must conclude that we really do NOT exist, and that all of our perceptions of reality is simply a delusion created by whatever forms of matter and energy are now trapped in the event horizon of the super-massive black hole that formed after the Big Bang when our universe collapsed.

    Oh well, I suppose this message I'm sending is also part of that delusion then!
  • Americans say "Thank You", but Japanese Have at Least 10 Ways to Properly Express Their Gratitude.

    06/21/2014 3:33:37 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    zencycler to lee martell

    1. Thanks
    2. Thanks a bunch.
    3. Thank you
    4. Thank you very much
    5. I’m so grateful
    6. I really appreciate that
    7. I could just kiss you
    8. This means a lot
    9. OMG OMG OMG
    10. I’ve died and gone to heaven
    11. What did I do to deserve this?
    12. I’m in your debt
    13. I’m deeply in your debt
    14. I’m forever in your debt

    And I could go on and on. We have, and do, express gratitude in many different ways.

  • Woman, 25, faces life in prison for stopping on highway ti rescue ducklings and causing crash that..

    06/21/2014 2:01:57 PM PDT · 70 of 71
    zencycler to Captain Peter Blood

    Her car was parked, with no hazard lights on, according to the story. I don’t know if she had on any interior lights or headlights - but even so, either of those would be barely noticeable from behind.

    It’s also likely that the position of her car and whatever the slope or curve of the road behind her was a factor. That’s why you only stop in a traffic lane - particularly a fast lane - for emergencies and at a minimum turn on your hazard lights. And if you really know what you’re doing, you put down some well placed flares (which you keep in your emergency pack) to warn any oncoming cars.

    Likewise, experienced drivers know that in fast moving traffic, if you see some baby ducks or other small animals in the road, you just stay in your lane and run them down. Negligent, nervous and or inexperienced drivers swerve to avoid hitting them, putting both themselves and others at risk. Criminally negligent drivers do what this lady did.

  • Woman, 25, faces life in prison for stopping on highway ti rescue ducklings and causing crash that..

    06/21/2014 8:34:47 AM PDT · 49 of 71
    zencycler to Captain Peter Blood

    Typo - meant to say behind a car (not behind a ace)

  • Woman, 25, faces life in prison for stopping on highway ti rescue ducklings and causing crash that..

    06/21/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · 48 of 71
    zencycler to Captain Peter Blood

    There are plenty of likely, valid reasons why the motorcyclist may not have seen the car until it was too late, so I don’t think one can automatically conclude that he wasn’t paying attention. The stopped car was dark, with no lights on, at night, so the only way that’s going to be noticed in time is if the driver is looking directly ahead 100% of the time, and no one drives that way.

    So he may have been looking at a street sign, or checking a rearview mirror or a gas meter, or he may have been behind a ace that waited until the last minute to chance lanes. But the mere fact that he struck a dark car illegally stopped in the left lane does not mean he wasn’t paying attention.

  • The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

    06/21/2014 6:18:30 AM PDT · 125 of 218
    zencycler to Steven Tyler

    If it’s the same thing that the SEC currently requires for stockbrokers, then absolutely yes. Anything really old not immediately accessible on their servers gets burned to disc and saved indefinitely.

    Same should now be required for all branches of government.

  • The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

    06/21/2014 4:00:39 AM PDT · 31 of 218
    zencycler to djf

    Right, so I covered that in my comment when I said unless they collude with the IRS ...

  • The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

    06/21/2014 3:20:50 AM PDT · 22 of 218
    zencycler to djf

    Under subpoena, I think they’d have to provide it.

  • The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

    06/21/2014 2:51:04 AM PDT · 9 of 218
    zencycler to PoloSec

    No, the whole purpose of having an independent 3rd party provider is to have a daily archiving and preservation of emails which stay in place no matter what is done later.

    So if this is accurate, then unless this firm colludes with the IRS, then they’ll be able to get those emails.