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Name: Stephen
Gender: Male
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Home country: United States
Current location: Columbia, Maryland
Member since: Fri Jan 9, 2015, 06:25 PM
Number of posts: 190

About Me

Spent my whole career as a cog in the DC bureaucracy. Now I am free!

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Bill Nye Says 'Give A F**k' About Climate Change Instead Of Deflategate

Source: The Huffington Post

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"While we're all obsessed with Deflategate, let's keep in mind that there's something about which you should give a fuck," Nye said. “Yes, like Tom Brady, the world is getting hotter and hotter, and you know why? Because we humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.”

Nye then began listing things that contribute to climate change -- including long-winded Deflategate press conferences -- and followed that up with a rallying cry.

“You should vote for congressmen and senators that appreciate the threat of climate change and the rate at which the world is getting warmer, so that we can preserve the earth for humankind for generations to come," Nye said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/27/bill-nye-deflategate-climate-change_n_6559778.html



I deliberately did not include the first few paragraphs, which dealt with the "yea" or "nay" part of football deflation. Hey, I may be a Pats fan, but I'd also like my son and daughter, as well as their kids, to actually LIVE!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 02:15 AM (37 replies)

Bibi done Fucked Up BIG this time

Don't take my word for it: Jeffrey Goldberg has it all in his latest article for The Atlantic. But let's not forget Da Boner, who ably assisted Nutty Yahoo in the task of screwing himself into the ground.

Kinda refreshing to see a fascist and a fool, fucking themselves into oblivion!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 02:01 AM (8 replies)

Bibi's Big Fuck-Up

Jeffrey Goldberg has it all in his latest column for The Atlantic.
But let's give John Boehner his props for helping Nutty Yahoo screw himself into the ground!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 01:52 AM (2 replies)

Watch the First Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl Commercial

An anti-domestic violence PSA will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday, courtesy of the No More campaign and the National Football League, which donated its internal ad agency to create the spot and, according to the Wall Street Journal, half a minute of air time on NBC, "where ad time costs roughly $4.5 million for 30 seconds." No More is billing it as the first of its kind.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/01/27/anti_domestic_violence_super_bowl_ad_the_nfl_and_no_more_team_up_on_a_commercial.html



Posted by Stephen Retired | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:23 PM (5 replies)

The Winds of Titan, from the Huygens Probe



I'm like a 5-year-old kid with this stuff!
Posted by Stephen Retired | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 03:15 PM (1 replies)

Today's Mike Luckovich cartoon

Posted by Stephen Retired | Tue Jan 27, 2015, 02:40 PM (3 replies)

Auschwitz Survivors Mark Liberation Anniversary



I went there on a class trip when I was in high school. I expected to sense evil. Instead, all I saw were tawdry buildings.

The real horror is that places like this weren't built by demons. They were built by humans. Homo sapiens is an animal species, and, despite our lofty protestations, the savage is never far from the surface.
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 05:17 PM (9 replies)

'American Sniper' Stirs Controversy Over Protagonist's Stature



Remember, Chris Kyle was killed by a man (Eddie Ray Routh) who suffered from PTSD because he had shot other human beings. The American Sniper's solution to help Routh? Taking him to a fucking shooting range!

American Asshole, fighting an Unnecessary War in Iraq, started by The Biggest Asshole In American History.
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:26 PM (7 replies)

Man takes responsibility for drone over White House

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion. A man later came forward to say he was responsible and didn't mean to fly it over the complex.

The man contacted the Secret Service after reports of the crash spread in the media, a U.S. official said. The man told the agency that he had been flying the drone recreationally. The man is a Washington resident and is cooperating with investigators.

Secret Service agents are now interviewing other people to corroborate the man's story, and they don't currently have any reason to doubt the man's story, the official said.

The official wasn't authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e1de0bc219ec49ebb3525652465ad8fd/spokesman-secret-service-recovers-device-white-house



No malicious intent.

This time! What about next time? If the GOPricks had their druthers, nuclear weapons would be available for private sale to individuals, which would add a whole other meaning to NRA.
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 04:03 PM (14 replies)

Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion.

Although President Barack Obama was not at home, the security breach prompted a lockdown of the entire complex until officials could examine the drone. The White House later said the drone did not pose a threat.

The Secret Service launched an immediate investigation into the origins of the drone, which crashed on the southeast side of the White House grounds just after 3 a.m. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said officials were also working to identify any suspects and determine what their motive might have been.

The device was described as a two-foot-long quadcopter — an unmanned aircraft that is lifted by four propellers. Many small quadcopters are essentially sophisticated toys that can also be useful for commercial operations like aerial photography and inspections. Often weighing only a few pounds, they sell for as little as a few hundred dollars or less, and were popular Christmas gifts last year.

The Secret Service said the drone discovered Monday was of the commercially available variety.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e1de0bc219ec49ebb3525652465ad8fd/spokesman-secret-service-recovers-device-white-house



If the GOPricks had their druthers, nukes would be commercially available, which would add a whole other meaning to NRA.
Posted by Stephen Retired | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 01:18 PM (3 replies)
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