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carsonogenik 497 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 17, 2014 11:36 PM Member since: Dec 30, 2001
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  • Reply to

    Today in Adam Smith

    by carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 7:56 PM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 11:36 PM Flag

    Obviously I have made some overestimations wrt this board. Substitute 'Ayn Rand' for 'Adam Smith.'

  • carsonogenik by carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 7:56 PM Flag

    Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt?
    Release Date: September 12, 2014
    -Opening Weekend: $461,179
    Domestic Total as of Sep. 16, 2014: $543,076
    Budget (estimated): $5,000,000
    -----------------------

    oh wait, there's more

    Atlas Shrugged I
    Domestic Total Gross: $4,627,375
    Production Budget: $20 million

    Atlas Shrugged II
    Domestic Total Gross: $3,336,053
    Production Budget: (estimated) $10 million
    ______________________

    Sums to a collective loss of over $26 million. Nice!

    gracias por los LOLs,
    -THE FREE MARKET

  • Reply to

    July ocean temperatures hit record again

    by y_r_repubs_so_stupid Sep 12, 2014 12:32 PM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 7:13 PM Flag

    I wonder if rightwing nutcases actually believe that facts can be changed by opinion polls.

  • Reply to

    Obama Lives in ISIS 'Fantasyland'

    by hap91934 Sep 16, 2014 9:57 AM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 7:08 PM Flag

    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s top military adviser said Tuesday that he would recommend deploying United States forces in ground operations against Islamic extremists in Iraq if airstrikes proved insufficient, opening the door to a riskier, more expansive American combat role than the president has publicly outlined.

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that while he was confident that an American-led coalition would defeat the Islamic State, he would not foreclose the possibility of asking Mr. Obama to send American troops to fight the militants on the ground — something Mr. Obama has ruled out.
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    For the record, I oppose deployment of US ground troops against ISIS (in Iraq or Syria) and I also oppose the arming/training of anyone committed to fighting either ISIS or Assad, "moderate" or no. Even tho President B Hussein Obama's role as Commander in Chief provides him nearly unfettered discretion, and Republicans are screaming for bombs, Isay no.

    Instead taxpayer subsidized bombs, go with butter. Nobody with an ounce of sense believes in the US BLS conclusion claiming unemployment is 6.1%. (in reality, its more like 18%) Meanwhile, US infrastructure is collapsing.

  • Reply to

    July ocean temperatures hit record again

    by y_r_repubs_so_stupid Sep 12, 2014 12:32 PM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 4:28 PM Flag

    This is officially the most irrelevant and idiotic post on the entire yahoo message board system.
    _____________________________

    Because not only are you in a position to issue "official" edicts, but you have read *all posts* on the entire yahoo message board system.

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 17, 2014 4:22 PM Flag

    Thank you Mr Class Warfare/American Exceptionalism.

  • Reply to

    What a terrible Atlantic hurricane season so far.

    by boechair Sep 11, 2014 10:38 AM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 14, 2014 6:11 AM Flag

    Nothing says "I don't know what I'm talking about" like an engineer mistaking meteorology for climatology.

    ROFLMFAO

  • Apologies to the Obama haterz and the Obambots.

    'What confound is this? A lie to be true
    Means more to me and you'

    -Carsonogenik, ca 1600-2100

  • Statement on 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate by Thorbjorn Jagland on behalf of the Nobel Committee

    "Prizes awarded by the Nobel Committee are not retracted. It remains the obligation of the Committee to disassociate itself from actions taken by laureates that frustrate rather than advancing the fraternity between nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies. The Committee therefore joins with the public statements of several Nobel Peace Laureates in expressing its regrets over the conduct of the 2009 prize recipient.

    "Not all criticism of the 2009 selection process has been accurate or appropriate. While the value of the recipient's name-recognition was discussed, it was not a decisive factor. While the precedent of having awarded the prize in 1964 to a laureate who went on to oppose war only in 1967 was considered, it was likewise not a decisive factor. Nor was any comparison drawn between the 1964 and 2009 laureates prior to the 2009 acceptance speech.

    "The absence of qualifications prior to or since the awarding of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was by no means unique to this case. The prize has frequently been awarded to advocates for war or to individuals whose work has not touched on the field of war and peace. The awarding of the prize is itself an act on behalf of peace, and that act involves risks. The Committee will continue, as it is required, to award prizes in the manner most likely to advance its mission. When statements of regret become tools for advancing the same agenda, they will be issued."

    A bit weaselly and self-serving, but ouch.

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 11, 2014 7:54 PM Flag

    Justice: Darren Wilson gets shot in the back by a black cop for jaywalking.

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Sep 11, 2014 7:44 PM Flag

    I use a couple aliases
    ____________________

    SRSLY?!? You, sir, are an insult to liberal sock puppetry: I have twenty four (24) aliases on this board. It would be more but I seem to have forgotten some passwords.

    Here's the thing: George Soros said I need at least 12 to qualify for some of his quality deniro...but I have yet to receive a single super secret payout from that liebrul J. We live in sad times...

  • carsonogenik by carsonogenik Sep 11, 2014 4:25 PM Flag

    (REUTERS) The U.S. government wants conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza to be sentenced to as much as 16 months in prison, following his guilty plea to a campaign finance law violation.

    In a Wednesday court filing, federal prosecutors rejected defense arguments that D’Souza was “ashamed and contrite” about his crime, had “unequivocally accepted responsibility,” and deserved a sentence of probation with community service.

    D’Souza, 53, admitted in May to illegally reimbursing two “straw donors” who donated $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in New York of Wendy Long, a Republican he had known since attending Dartmouth College in the early 1980s.

    The government said a 10- to 16-month prison sentence was appropriate for D’Souza, and necessary to deter others from abusing the election process, including “well-heeled individuals who are tempted to use their money to help other candidates.”

    It also said D’Souza waited to “the last possible moment” prior to trial before admitting guilt, and then went on TV shows and the Internet to complain about being “selectively” targeted for prosecution, and having little choice but to plead guilty.

    “Based on the defendant’s own post-plea statements, the court should reject the defendant’s claims of contrition on the eve of sentencing,” prosecutors led by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said in the filing.
    ___________________________

    Dinesh D'Souza to da Big House!

    [sing to the tune of Judas Priest "Breaking the Law"]

  • Reply to

    The only reason Democrats win elections is

    by boechair Aug 29, 2014 2:39 PM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 30, 2014 12:14 PM Flag

    I've said it time and again: you stupid Democraps, why don't you just play by Republican rules?!?
    1) gerrymander, gerrymander, gerrymander
    2) suppress voter rights
    3) pony up to a network that hammers your ideology into sheeple, no matter how stupid or insane, and constantly.

    24/7/365 isn't enough.... examples of Megyn Kelly (a woman!!! fer chrissakes) embarrassing such stalwart luminaries as Karl Rove, Cliven Bundy and most recently Bill O'Really should not be allowed! Has Roger "Pimping Blondes for Ratings" Ailes totally forgot what made Fox News synonymous with pandering to senile white male interests???

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 30, 2014 11:46 AM Flag

    Unfair...unfair, I say!

    Any argument begging reason, science and facts will be met with fears and jeers by the wingnut tribes; they would rather humanity be baked and/or choke to death than admit the dirty socialist liebrulz were right.

    Beyond that....is there actually a serious argument for being a conservative that is not deeply grounded in resentment, various forms of racial and economic bigotry, and fetishizing gunware?

    No there is not.

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 30, 2014 1:08 AM Flag

    HOLD ON THERE A SECOND COWBOY...

    ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT AFTER 5+ YEARS THOSE 50+ FAILED ATTEMPTS TO REPEAL PPACA, THE PARTY OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (REPUBLICANS) HAVE WASTED OVER $100 MILLION OF TAXPAYER MONEY AND, IN ADDITION, THAT THE GOP HAS *ABANDONED* ATTACKING OBAMACARE AS AN AVENUE TO WIN THE THE 2014 MIDTERMS?!?

    SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!

    Ahahahahh hahah bwahaha hahh haha ba bwaha hahahhaa.....the GOP is a complete turd. Flush.

  • Reply to

    I have a pen and a phone.

    by boechair Aug 29, 2014 2:35 PM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 30, 2014 12:37 AM Flag

    And I'm a pantload. Can you guess who I am?
    __________________

    Jonah Goldberg? No wait...Trig Palin!

  • Reply to

    The only reason Democrats win elections is

    by boechair Aug 29, 2014 2:39 PM
    carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 30, 2014 12:25 AM Flag

    I don't much give a dingleberry if he's white, black, or something in between ... he's still a pretend Democrat who's really a socialist progressive communist.
    ______________________

    Let's unpack that.

    1) "I don't much give a dingleberry if he's white, black, or something in between..."

    Liar. In poll after poll, study after study, conservative Republicans DO care that Obama is black. Don't insult my intelligence by pretending to disagree with your hero Bill O'Reilly, who btw said this when Obama's second term win was confirmed: "'The white establishment is now the minority" in concert with this gem: “it’s not a traditional America anymore.”

    2) "he's still a pretend Democrat who's really a socialist progressive communist."

    Really?? Leaving aside the fact that 'socialist' and 'communist' are almost mutually exclusive terms (a socialist believes in private property while endorsing public ownership, whereas a communist ignores the concept of private property) I am unsure how 'progressive' factors into either term...except possibly at the 30,000 foot level which assumes some theoretical measure of egalitarianism....that you and ilk oppose at every whistlestop on the track to authoritarianism.

    I'm so old I remember when Republicans painted themselves purple to demonstrate support for Iraq's newly enforced #$%$ liberal democracy. Yay Maliki! Good times.

    More recently, I seem to recall white gobs of US wingnut love being spewed over Vlad the Putin...

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 16, 2014 12:03 AM Flag

    low tonight in Wisconsin forecast at 62, finally a little Global Warming, last night we dropped to
    52, and the furnaces kicked on in both my houses!!!!

    loony libs on the MO board will scream, 'it is global, not local'
    -------------------------
    Meanwhile...

    NYTimes: WASHINGTON — The accelerating rate of climate change poses a severe risk to national security and acts as a catalyst for global political conflict, a report published Tuesday by a leading government-funded military research organization concluded.

    The CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board found that climate change-induced drought in the Middle East and Africa is leading to conflicts over food and water and escalating longstanding regional and ethnic tensions into violent clashes. The report also found that rising sea levels are putting people and food supplies in vulnerable coastal regions like eastern India, Bangladesh and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam at risk and could lead to a new wave of refugees.

    In addition, the report predicted that an increase in catastrophic weather events around the world will create more demand for American troops, even as flooding and extreme weather events at home could damage naval ports and military bases.
    ______________________

    For the record
    cpwrguy_99 is evidently far more intelligent, informed, insightful, and rational than the White House, the DoD, the CIA, the NSA, and their various subsidiaries & adjuncts.

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 15, 2014 11:43 PM Flag

    "OK let's say your position is correct that global warming is a problem, which I do not believe, and have lots of company! "

    Your 'belief' in facts are irrelevant: facts themselves are not subject to opinion polls nor any politically-driven ideology.

    "What about the rest of the inhabitants on the planet? We have 350 million give or take a
    Few, I believe ther ae around 3 Billion mortals on the planet, which makes us about
    10% of the population!"

    You are hilariously wrong about all three. AGAIN, your 'beliefs' are irrelevant:
    There are currently over 7 billion (to be precise, 7.19 billion, rounding up) mortal humans on this planet.
    Additionally, the current USofA population stands at 318.67 million (rounding up).

    So then:
    (USA) 0.31867 / (Planet Earth) 7.19 = 4.43% of the global population.

    So your claim that the US comprises "10% of the [global] population!" is not merely wrong, but 155.7% wrong. Congratulations, nutcase.

  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Aug 15, 2014 8:52 PM Flag

    How very fascist totalitarian of you, Herr cpwrguy_99.

    Obvious next steps: place the "riff raff" into "camps...."

MO
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