Thanks for explaining that. I foolishly assumed he was clairvoyant- traveling time through worm-holes makes much more sense. And people thought he was dumb.Comment Posted By lionheart On 15.01.2009 @ 13:33
Rick, you sure light up the lines when you post on this topic.
Fly-man: name one public congressional commission in the past 50 years that has not turned into political grandstand. They're biased, inefficient, and a huge waste of money. Furthermore, it's not possible for a real investigation to take place publicly because of the top secret nature of most of the evidence. And even in private hearings, Congress has repeatedly demonstrated an inability to honor classified information. So hearings without all the evidence is either unfair, or a waste of time. You shouldn't want either, and I think this summarizes Rick disagreeing with congressional investigations to ensure accountability.
Michael Reynolds: I am stunned to read that you were relieved that Ford pardoned Bush (the top secret clairvoyant pardon). I bet that's going to piss off Michael Moore.Comment Posted By lionheart On 15.01.2009 @ 11:55
Yes, the U.S. healthcare system is retarded. For once we agree- my wife developed M.S. a few years ago, so I'm tied to this shit job so she can have health insurance.
How can the French do it and we can’t? Are they just smarter than we are? Are you saying Americans are less competent than Frenchmen?
I hate to admit it, but they must be smarter... Rick's post clearly demonstrates that we can't seem to implement universal healthcare without increasing the cost, and decreasing the quality.Comment Posted By lionheart On 12.01.2009 @ 13:19
If it works in France, then by all means, lets copy it. I honestly don't know. What I do know is that my brother-in-law lives in France, has access to the French healthcare system, and flys back to the U.S. to see doctors or dentists- he says that the doctor's offices in France are both crowded and dirty. I suppose I could tolerate crowded doctors offices, but dirty?
I admit that I have only that one anecdotal evidentiary point, but it is a real one. Have you had a different experience with healthcare there?Comment Posted By lionheart On 12.01.2009 @ 08:34
Counterfactual: the time indicated by the tense morpheme and the time denoted by the co-occurring temporal adverb do not match.
Suppose that Mary’s birthday is tomorrow, but her boyfriend John thought it was yesterday and gave flowers to her yesterday. Mary was so disappointed that John was mistaken about her birthday and she was not even pleased with the flowers she received. If John had given flowers to Mary TOMORROW, she would have been pleased. Therefore if we assume that the “same thing” happens tomorrow instead of yesterday, then Mary is pleased then (i.e., tomorrow). Note here that since Mary is already disappointed, it is too late for John to do the “same thing” (i.e., giving flowers to Mary) again tomorrow and please Mary. Put another way, two times are competing for the time of John’s giving
flowers to Mary, and the time at which this actually took place must be located in the past. E.g.: If John had given flowers to Mary TOMORROW, she would have been pleased. (Credit to Toshiyuki Ogihara).
At least now I know what it means.Comment Posted By lionheart On 9.01.2009 @ 21:18
Goddamn, Rick... I'm not sure how to posit a counterfactual. But I promise I'm going to use that in a meeting tomorrow (I hope nobody asks me what it means).Comment Posted By lionheart On 9.01.2009 @ 20:45
Does the bold tags work too?Comment Posted By lionheart On 12.01.2009 @ 08:40
Just wanted to try it:Comment Posted By lionheart On 12.01.2009 @ 08:39
I can do the cut and paste.
I can highlight the text again.
To my embarrassment, I don’t see “b-quote” and can’t click on it.
Good thought, but most of the Jews I know are Jewish first, and American second. This is not a bad thing... most people of ANY faith believe that the proper order is God, Country, Family. I'm sortof agnostic (want to believe, but want proof, and can't find it), so for me, it's Country, Family, Me.
Sara thinks that it's self-hate- maybe, but I have so many liberal Jewish friends, and I have never seen any evidence of that on a personal level- maybe it manifests itself at a deeper level than I can see, or they are willing to reveal.
The media bias against Israel is truly a mystery to me.Comment Posted By lionheart On 7.01.2009 @ 20:17
"Why do you think the Jew Controlled Media loves liberals and Palestinians so much"
That was my original question, you dumb-shit.Comment Posted By lionheart On 7.01.2009 @ 16:06