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Forum: Glurge Gallery 13 September 2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,514
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
That was a reference to religious adherents who...

That was a reference to religious adherents who value these books.

I could not understand this sentence, in or out of context.



Ah. The bandwagon technique....
Forum: Glurge Gallery 13 September 2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,514
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
The earlier post did not mention parts of the OT,...

The earlier post did not mention parts of the OT, just the work (or compilation of works) as a whole.
Forum: Glurge Gallery 13 September 2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,514
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
It so tempting to wait a month or two, make a new...

It so tempting to wait a month or two, make a new sign on, post that the Qu'ran made me sick, and see if the post is similarly defended.

Of course, I wouldn't do it.

As for the claim that the...
Forum: Glurge Gallery 12 September 2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,514
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Considering the length the the OT, you must have...

Considering the length the the OT, you must have been sick for weeks.

If anyone really wants to put this rather unfriendly claim to the test, try clicking 100 times here, noting down which side...
Forum: Politics 10 September 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,207
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
When I wrote this kind of thing, I was joking,...

When I wrote this kind of thing, I was joking, but it sounds like you are not.

The core group of mostly rich people who hold these annual non-ideological confabs invited Rick Perry, and he went....
Forum: Politics 02 September 2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,207
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
By the way, that's as intended. You'd have to be...

By the way, that's as intended. You'd have to be a John Birch society-style extremist to make anything one way or the other out of Perry having gone to an invite-only annual Bilderburg bash one time....
Forum: Politics 02 September 2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,207
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Just as I was getting to seriously dislike the...

Just as I was getting to seriously dislike the guy, this has to come up to complicate things :rolleyes:
Forum: Religion 22 August 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 97,832
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Would have, perhaps, if Luke believed in making...

Would have, perhaps, if Luke believed in making stuff up. Instead, Luke, also in the first century, quotes Jesus saying something quite similar.

See Luke 16:17:



I know that Jesus seems to...
Forum: Religion 22 August 2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 97,832
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
No, but it seems to me highly implausible that...

No, but it seems to me highly implausible that Christians would make him up.

Jesus makes a number of quoted statements, in the Gospels, that probably do not correspond to words early Christians...
Forum: Politics 16 July 2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 52,580
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
If the criteria for being a Christian is...

If the criteria for being a Christian is following the best-documented teachings of Jesus, both Democrats and Republicans, in government, are so many light years away that saying one side or the...
Forum: Politics 16 July 2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 97,742
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
That means everybody. Because of the many...

That means everybody.

Because of the many generations, everybody is probably descended from Mohammed. But everybody is certainly descended from some Muslim or other.
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 02 July 2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,279
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
This 2007 document seems to have something to do...

This 2007 document seems to have something to do with the controversy, if you can call it that:

Policy on Recitations on the Meaning of Folds of an Honor Guard Funeral Flags...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 20 April 2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 75,017
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
I wish it was true. For your reference, here is...

I wish it was true. For your reference, here is the current relevant law. (http://www.usoge.gov/laws_regs/statutes/18usc207.html)

The obvious answer is that I oppose even a temporary restriction...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 18 April 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 75,017
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Yes, and I never proposed to take away freedom of...

Yes, and I never proposed to take away freedom of speech, or to change whistle-blower protections.
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 18 April 2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 75,017
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Then why would an environmental lobbying...

Then why would an environmental lobbying organization hire you? I would think that competition to get jobs with environmental lobbying organizations is very great.

A more realistic scenario...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 18 April 2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 75,017
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
That's why I mentioned them. It wouldn't be fair...

That's why I mentioned them. It wouldn't be fair to put a somewhat expensive new requirement on a school which received little in the way of federal funds.

Yes, but see below.

To answer, I...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 18 April 2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 75,017
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Obviously the only way to make a dent in federal...

Obviously the only way to make a dent in federal spending is to go after the big items (Medicare, Social Security, defense). On the other hand, there would be a hard to measure benefit in changing...
Forum: Business 20 March 2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 263,805
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Marriott was founded by a Mormon, and I think one...

Marriott was founded by a Mormon, and I think one is currently the CEO, but the company is investor-owned (listed on NY Stock Exchange).

According to Wikipedia, Chick-Fil-A...
Forum: Critter Country 26 January 2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 63,530
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
To resolve this, one would have to be fly on the...

To resolve this, one would have to be fly on the wall back in 1957 (http://www.workingaussiesource.com/stockdoglibrary/stevenson_part1_article.htm) when there were get-togethers to come up with the...
Forum: Critter Country 25 January 2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 63,530
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Since the Aussie breed only began around 1950,...

Since the Aussie breed only began around 1950, the OP certainly cannot apply.

As for your hypothesis, my question would be why Aussies are docked and Border Collies are not.

We have a...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 19 December 2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,832
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
The Politico link in the OP, now that I read it,...

The Politico link in the OP, now that I read it, seems to me totally definitive:
Forum: Politics 17 November 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 32,443
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
As CAIR surely knows, a pat-down on the basis of...

As CAIR surely knows, a pat-down on the basis of someone wearing a hijab is against TSA policy...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 27 October 2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 43,269
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Sort of. The problem with saying that...

Sort of. The problem with saying that congresspersons should have "the same health care system as the American people" is that no single system exists.

Current they are eligible for the same...
Forum: Automobiles 26 September 2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,121
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Here's a real situation that can look just like...

Here's a real situation that can look just like the OP tall tale, with the car winding up in the impound:

It is not unheard of for a passenger to walk off a ferry, forgetting they'd driven their...
Forum: Automobiles 26 September 2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,121
Posted By Steve Eisenberg
Along somewhat similar lines: Do we think this...

Along somewhat similar lines: Do we think this was staged?

Driver mistakes boat as a ferry (http://www.parkingfailure.com/view/619250e1cb2f66de3453b1db27b089f5/Mistaken-ferry.html)
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