$50,000 in medical expenses, and the city is saying, “Yes, it’s the officer’s fault. But you can’t sue. Nyah nyah.” Ridiculous. He ran a stop sign without his sirens or lights on. It was not even a real emergency call — he was being called to assist in a vehicle search.Daniel Powell, the only right thing to do is to resign. You’re a piece of shit for acting above the law, hurting a couple, and then hiding behind the law after the fact. HYPOCRITE!
All this whining about female circumcision (which is very valid whining), but none about male circumcision. It is not natural to cut parts of your body off [and don’t say umbilical cord!]. Especially when the only reason is religious.
And no, it’s not about sanitation either. That would be like cutting the tips of your toes off to make it easier to clean between them.
Did you know you lose nerve endings when you’re circumcised, so sex doesn’t feel as good? Whether you know it or not, your enjoyment has been reduced by ritualistic genital mutilation. It’s wrong for women, and it’s just as wrong for men.Nice to see someone standing up for this. I’d like to see the practice outlawed. No matter how you try to frame it, any circumcision is non-consensual genital mutilation.
November 30, 2009
November 29, 2009
November 29, 2009
We went Saturday. It was good, but not as good as last year’s show.
My description of the concert is posted HERE.
Some pictures are posted HERE.
November 29, 2009
I have personally been charged with not having my registration while holding it in my hand with the officer looking at it, because I didn’t get it out fast enough. Had to make a trip to the courthouse to annul the charges.
So it’s no surprise that other piggies can act like thugs when people don’t get their license out fast enough.
This officer handcuffed a 79yo woman, kicked her to the ground, dragged her across gravel, kneed her in the chest, threw her in his police car. She was so injured she had to be carried to the police station, processed, then sent to the hospital to be treated for injuries to her hed, neck, chest, back, and arms.
Can we say police state? Of course false charges of resisting arrest were given, and of course those charges were dropped.
The [now dead] dog’s owners are vehemently denying that they praised the pig who shot their dog. Wrong address? Oops! We get to shoot your dog! My aren’t we brave??? Pigs.
Let’s hope for a lawsuit.
If only my PC was in the same room as my PS2/Rock Band setup and my guitars. This could be quite fun. Drums through my stereo could actually keep up with the volume of my guitar amps.
I’m sure this guy deserved a painful cancer death. Funny that he didn’t use faith healing for himself. Hypocrite!
How many other people died because they put faith in his voodoo faith healing, rather than using this thing called SCIENCE that we use to treat our afflictions?
If I was god, he would serve some time in hell. 30 days for every day of life he tricked someone into losing with his bullshit faith healing.
“Where’s your God now?” Haha.
The next mod will be a firmware that passes Microsoft’s security check. In the arms race of people vs corporations, the people typically win. Prohibitions are hard to pull off, even with hardware.
Pirates don’t have to stick discs in. Those who pay, do. Isn’t it lovely paying money to do more work to pay your games? Even if you don’t consider money, pirates almost always get a better deal than people who actually own stuff.
November 28, 2009
Well, first and foremost the obvious reason is: It’s a movie. If you want to get pedantic on paradoxes, then you may as well kiss almost every time travel movie ever goodbye.
But here’s my real explanation:
I don’t even consider such situations paradoxes. Time is a river. Sometimes that river is diverted (time travel/alternate realities). If you add a specific amount of energy to the water (say with an electric pump, which would be analogous to the actions a time traveler uses to affect the past), you can divert a river so that it flows upstream and runs back into itself, affecting itself earlier in the stream and changing the ultimate outcome.
Eventually this will create a backlog of water, as the river is now carrying its normal load, plus what you pumped upstream. This backlog will overpower the energy required to divert it back, and it will no longer be able to all be diverted back. This is analogous to the self-correcting aspect of time. Another analogy: Eventually the diversion mechanisms (the electric pump, if you will) will erode away due to affects of time and mechanical failure, leaving no trace that it ever happened in the first place. But the flow of the river (time) was changed nonetheless — even though the original cause is no longer visible.
Eventually we will have a river that looks the same as it did before it was ever affected by the water pump (time travel). Time (and the river) has corrected itself, and events that “cannot” happen have happened in such a way so as to affect things, but as to leave no direct evidence. Corrective alternate realities only exist until the corrections are made in the past. But the system was affected, and is not the same as it would have been without the original diversion.
[A CGI animation custom-made for me would really help explain this!]
One example is the movie Timecrimes .. After everything happened in this movie, the paradoxical timeline actually no longer exists. How did he go back if he was never there in the first place? Because he did. And then he didn’t, because the timeline was fixed. But anyone sitting outside the timeline — say, in the 5th dimension — would have been able to watch these events occur. But only while they were happening. Timecrimes is not paradoxical at all; people who look at it that way are thinking [at least] one dimension lower than they should be.
My brain hurts. (more…)
November 28, 2009
Shannyn Sossamon & Pink as people named Victoria & Carolyn?? (Vicky is Carolyn's sister's name.)
And they get lost in the Parisian catacombs? And absinthe is involved?
This sounds awful but we can't resist and will probably end up enjoying it.
This is the most compelling case for life on Mars that I have ever heard.
The funny thing is, this is simply using new technology to analyze a previously-analyzed meteorite in such a way as to discredit past skeptic hypothesis.
Bill Clinton, then the US President, said of the research in 1997: “It speaks of the possibility of life. If this discovery is confirmed, it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our Universe that science has ever uncovered. Its implications are as far-reaching and awe-inspiring as can be imagined.”
And now that research has reached fruition. And 2 other meteorites from Mars seem to have identical findings.
Funny that we send rovers to find life, yet there is apparently some evidence right here on earth! It's pretty amazing that an asteroid hit Mars so hard that Mars rocks fell on earth. The solar system is a dirty place.
Of course, douchebag Vermont attorney general J.J. Tyzbir says: ". “We believe Mr. Fairbrother was actually trying to evade the officers and was resisting them and was noncompliant. But whenever you go to trial, you risk not getting a favorable outcome. This was, frankly, a business decision.”"
Let's see — they found him flailing under a truck, NOT driving, with his medication laying nearby on the ground. Gee, what does that seem to imply? A reason to taser someone?
Trooper Hugh O'Donnell is a scumbag who should be in jail for assault. Preferably a rapey jail.
This is another example where tasers don't save lives. There's no fucking way they would have shot the guy, pre-taser. So the idea that the establishment set forth that tasers will save lives, and wont be used as torture/compliance devices, has been proven bullshit, over and over and over again.
Gee, maybe if religion was really about good, this money would go to poor people who have nowhere else to turn to. Instead, it's basically going to the moral equivalent of a KKK rally. Anyone who contributes money to the Catholic church is contributing money towards hate and cover up child abuse. The good does NOT outweigh the evil. People don't need a fucking sky fairy to do good.
If they are using money for political purposes, they should lose their tax-exempt status. Fucking cult based on 2000-year-old unsubstantiated scribbles. Losers!
Someone needs to make a picture of Jesus sucking God's dick. Or Bishop Richard J. Malone. I wonder if he'll be caught blowing some guy in a bathroom someday.
I tend to think it's really "centuries" or "millenia", but decades is still pretty bad. If anyone things the good spread by Catholicism outweighs all the bad done them — Here's one of my MANY points about how religion makes the world worse.
Only a virus of illogical thinking could perpetuate undetected crimes at this level for so long.
Hell, they paid for insurance to cover up the lawsuits — back in 1987, before they ever reported a *single* incident to police, which did not happen in 1995. And it still took another 14 yrs for them to release their files! They sued to try to not release their evidence! Sued to hide raping children!
Even the devout Catholic police who had child molesting reported to them would not submit reports to the police, but to the church. Total abuse of authority and negligence as an officer of the law.
This comic pretty aptly describes how I feel about self-censorship in the name of "oh no some future employer might see this and then I will be harder to hire wah wah".
November 28, 2009
PEOPLE: Directed by Deb Hagan (her first full film), written by a couple unknown actors (one played a clerk in what may be my favorite action movie ever: Crank). Starring a bunch of nobodies…
QUIRKS: Your standard college party movie — except that the main characters were highschoolers visiting a college. This one possibly gains the distinction of having the most on screen minutes AT a party out of many of these, as well as having the least well-known names attached to it.
And possibly the coolest fictional-party-that-would-never-happen-in-real-life that we’ve ever seen in any movie!
VISUALS: Well, there ARE some attractive ladies in this movie. But it doesn’t center on that as much. You wont see naked chicks walking around inexplicably like in Sex Drive.
MORALS: It’s better to be yourself, than someone else. Oh, and frat boys are douchebags.
BAD STUFF: A lot of people said this was full of gross-out humor and a really poor movie, and that the fat kid would never, ever get laid with a girl like that. Who cares? It’s a frickin’ fiction movie. The gross-out humor wasn’t constant like some of the naysayers said. Yet they did manage to make BOTH of us gag at points. (Making Carolyn gag == easy. Making Clint gag == hard.) This was actually a good thing in my book; you’re supposed to gross your viewers out at least once in any college comedy.
CONCLUSION: After having such incredibly low expectations based on everyone’s comments, I was very very pleasantly surprised. I probably liked this more than Carolyn. Gave it 3/5 stars on netflix, and 6 on IMDB (would have given a 6.5, tempted to give it a 7). I consider this a bit better than our average “generic pass”. Not as good as Sex Drive; more comparable to Van Wilder 2 (which shared some similarities). This movie could be best described as Superbad meets Van Wilder 2/Revenge Of The Nerds.
RECOMMENDATION: If you like college comedies somewhat unconditionally, don’t believe the anti-hype. This is as good as any of those kinds of movies. One might argue they’re all the same movie anyway; you either like it or you don’t. I did.
SIMILAR MOVIES: Superbad. Revenge Of The Nerds. National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise Of Taj. All somewhat similar to this. Superbad because of the highschool “bros” trying to get the girls (Morris is as clueless as McLovin). Revenge Of The Nerds becuase of the douchey fraternity trying to oppress everyone else. And Van Wilder 2 for similar reasons: A snobby frat that sucks oppressing a few people who might not belong there as much. (more…)