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One of the biggest problems with the American health-care "system" is that an unconscionable proportion of its time and resources are wasted on treatments that can only charitably be described as experimental. (Charitable because if they were truly experimental, they would have been abandoned as failures long ago, but when you can continue charging patients or their insurance companies millions of dollars to have these "atrocious experiments" performed on them, they never...
Yeah, the then-leader of the American Communist Party had an audience with Lenin once, and Lenin noticed him shuffling and writing on a stack of 3 x 5 cards, and asked him what he was doing. "Well, I know your time is valuable, and I've only got so much of it, so I wrote the points I wanted to discuss with you on one card apiece, and now I'm writing the result of our discussions on the backs." Lenin was so taken by this that he said Russians would only achieve true...
I accept your compliments. My "Cliff Notes" assessment of the Civil War was accurate. The existence in perpetuity of slavery in the existing slave states was handed to them on a silver platter by the original 13th amendment, but that wasn't good enough: nothing but extension of slavery by "the vote of the people" in each new state would do. Then, after the war, they dreamed up all this Jeffersonian crap about "states' rights" and "no taxation for internal improvements" to...
Why does practically every other post on here contain the phrase "price hike?" Two weeks ago the cheapest ($1100) MB had a combo drive (and didn't we hear bitching about that?!) That was of course a non-starter, so really, the cheapest useable MB was $1300. The new MB, with a LOT more content is, gasp: $1300. PLUS, the old MB, WITH a Superdrive (in other words, the $1300 model) is now available for $1000. Where exactly is the price hike?
People like this are ineducable. They want all the perks of living in a society, but if anyone suggests that they should pay anything like their fair share to maintain it, they scream "Socialism!" They also think, when they're allowed to keep all of "their" money, that it will still be worth something after they've destroyed the government that issued it. They live in a pure fantasy world where everything they get is sacred, and if somebody else doesn't have as much, or...
It's interesting to speculate what the original Sumerian form of some of these legends might have been, as we only know most of them from much later Semitic (Akkadian and Assyrian) redactions. The Semites were more or less completely dependent on the Sumerians for their higher culture as they infiltrated and gradually took over Mesopotamia. Possibly all they had to contribute was their primitive desert sexual mores, and that has been amazingly persistent. Every time...
If the "firmament" is just a dome over the earth, and has waters "above" it, contiguous with the waters "below" the earth, what are we supposed to think?
Since the new mini isn't out yet, the first suggested use for the new display (and hopefully a coming 20" model) is to use it as an external monitor for the new laptops. For that, MagSafe is a necessity. Later, the displays will be used with the new mini. Either power cord would be fine with it, but do you really want more than one? Since MagSafe is a necessity for the laptops, and an neutral item for the mini, I predict it will be used for both. Besides, a lot of people...
Yes, they have been, although large numbers of them are identical. He obviously speaks English as a fourth or fifth language, is stoned, is mentally challenged, is a paid Microsoft shill, is batshit crazy, or some combination of those possibilities. I lean toward the paid shill theory though, because his screenname reveals the same misunderstanding of the "I'm a Mac" commercials as MS reveals in their "I'm a PC" response: confusing being a PC with being a PC user. In any...
This is the Creationists' traditional strawman, but it's absolutely ridiculous. They take the exact composition of a current (Human, usually) protein and calculate the probability that it would spontaneously assemble if you just mixed the component elements together. Close to zero? Then it couldn't have happened in the (13.7 billion year, actually) history of the universe! Problem is, that's not how it works. First of all, there are in all the different life forms on...
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