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Do you want to build a snowman?
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I must be missing something...
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There is nothing that excuses this viewpoint.  Nothing.
I have no polite words for this scum
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+Jim Douglas -- people who were in the church, whose teen daughters he was screwing, are arguing to this day that they weren't brainwashed and he was right.  It's creepy reading.
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This is AWESOME!

and it's even captioned!  WOOT!!!
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I'm sure he would! (^o^)
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This explains a lot.
Oh wow

H/t +David Gerard d
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I knew it!
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Going to be sitting out in my front yard in a bit to watch, along with my laptop which will be set to this:

(Does that count as bifocals?? :D )
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I did, too. Something really weird happened when I turned 30. I became a whole lot more quirky.

Summer is coming and you're in beautiful weather...
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The bill was staunchly opposed by renewable energy advocates, environmental groups and the conservative group TUSK, but had the support of #Oklahoma’s major utilities. “Representatives of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma said the surcharge is needed to recover some of the infrastructure costs to send excess electricity safely from distributed generation back to the grid,” the Oklahoman reported.

#Solar ... #Wind  v. #Utilities
Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature.
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+Michael Branson You seem to have missed the bit where I explained that you're already paying for access to the grid. Do you imagine that they provide it as a charitable service out of the goodness of their shiny corporate hearts?
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This mailing list manager seems to be a few cookies short of a box.
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Server crash plus coffee and sugar intake has led to a spot of Gran Marnier before going to sleep.

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Tidy summary, yes.
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My source is simply that I am a native speaker of english, and a member of several targeted groups. I know what words mean.  If what I wrote is not common knowledge among linguists, then perhaps this thread will make me famous.
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Good grief.  How to mislead with statistics.

Edit: Some backgound info on this graphic which may not have been intended to deceive (but is terribly ambiguous especially in contrast with its inspiration):

h/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer 
Took me a couple of minutes to spot what's weird about this graph. You go to Maths Hell for this sort of thing, you horrible gun apologist, you.
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So... is it reasonable to assume that we know what we'd find if such research were conducted? I mean, if they thought it might support (or at least not contradict) their position, they wouldn't be suppressing it, right?
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Rail against anything completely inane, which seems to be most things
AKA browneyedgirl65

I can be reached at gmail via the above handle.

I am also the author of the Palindrome Prayer :-) (-:


Instant human: Just add coffee.


The avatar I use, with kind permission, is by Sarah Cloutier, melukilan at deviantart.  You can find the original artwork at her gallery.

I used to write a good deal about being deaf at my Livejournal blog, particularly under the deafhood tag.

Farpotshket (yiddish): Something that is all fouled up, especially as the result of attempts to fix it; repeatedly making something worse while trying to fix it.

" I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate." (Barack Obama, April 2013)

"And on the third day, the skies darkened, and a swarm of assholes descended from the clouds; and not a person could withstand them, but they were covered in the filth of the Internet."  (+Yonatan Zunger, 13 Apr 2013) 

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." (John Stuart Mill, 1866)

"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay." (Robert Frost)

"Few things are stronger than
The mind's need for diverse
I am glad
Not many men or women can remain
Faithful lovers to the unreal." (The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master)

"wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch; strip; gasp; finger; gasp; mount; fsck; more; yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep" (Unix)

They are facing not a theory but a condition, for that they are first, last and all the time the people of the eye. (George Veditz, 1910)

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." (Carlos Santana)

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."  (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

"I don’t understand people who dislike reading because I think all that free time means they’re up to no good." (frau sally benz on the 'net)

"Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." (Plato)

"It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." (Francis Maude)

"If I Said The Sky Was Blue, They Would Say No." (President Obama)

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (James D. Miles)

The Oxford philosopher JL Austin once observed in a lecture that in English a double negative implied a positive meaning, whereas no language had been found in which a double positive implied a negative meaning. To which Sidney Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, "Yeah, yeah."

"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as 'parasites' fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society." (Jason Read)

"But that's -- I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of -- of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!" (Hermione Granger)

To put it another way: The First Amendment guarantees a right to speech. It does not guarantee a right to respect. (+John Scalzi)

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. (T. S. Eliot)

A well educated and organized citizenry being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and use the Internet shall not be infringed. (+David Landry)

The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women.  They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.  Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.  (Jimmy Carter)

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley (Robert Burns)

What I like about April Fool’s Day: One day a year we’re asking whether news stories are true. It should be all 365. (Prentiss Riddle, April 1, 2008 @pzriddle)

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. (Thomas Jefferson)

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.  (Drew Sirtors)

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

I am the light that shines over all things. I am everything. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there. (Gospel of Thomas)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.  (Mark Twain)
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I have been on the Internet since the late 80's. I've survived 2400bps modems, Usenet, IRC, Winsocks & Trumpet, Mosaic, all of it. So believe me when I say it's all been done, it's all been done before.
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