• Commented on A Bad Dream
    How can an average middle-class citizen respond to the Ruling Party Oligarchy you describe, short of taking up arms? Vote consistently for fringe candidates? Seems ineffective. Become Amish? Withdraw and live a subsistence-farming life-style. Seems ineffective and itchy. Burrow in...
  • Commented on This explains everything
    Are conspiracy theories true? Nope. Is that important to Conspiracy Theory Believers? Nope. The important thing to remember about CTBs is that CTBs will believe nearly anything. The more outlandish, the better. So when we set out to select a...
  • Commented on Customer Satisfaction Survey
    @53: Who is that Caterpillar suppliers' competitors? If the supplier goes under, Caterpillar is getting those parts somewhere else. Those competitors may have enough machinists at or around $13/hr. If he's rational, the competition is probably what constrains him on...
  • Commented on Happy Christmas! Here is a flame war in a can
    Larry, most fetuses are armed... With a right and a left. Jesus is like a movie screen upon which Christians project their hopes and fears. Gods are created by humans and the Gods' stories tell us more about their worshippers...
  • Commented on 2512
    Our chance of accurately predicting what 2512 will look like are about the same as a modestly educated denizen of 1512 had of predicting what 2012 would look like....
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    My oldest has a learner's permit, which means I sit in the passenger seat with what looks like a nearly constant combination of an asthma attack, Tourette's and arrhythmia....
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