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Category: Current Affairs

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

11 Responses to “Don’t Bother Reading This Blog Post”

  1. rd says:

    Meanwhile, the abysmal state of financial reporting and commenting continues:

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-19/to-boost-retirement-savings-stop-giving-tax-breaks-on-401-k-s#r=rss

    If you read this article, the writer recommends requiring automatic enrollment in pension plans for people while eliminating the tax break based on recommendations from a university professor. This is supposed to increase savings.

    If you go to the linked discussion by the professor, you discover that he wants to eliminate the tax break for the pension plans by getting rid of the income tax and moving to a consumption tax instead which is a completely different type of approach than what Businessweek is talking about.

  2. Cato says:

    I’m just looking forward to Wayne LaPierre coming out and explaining how more guns would have meant this would never have happened…. to borrow from Charlie Brooker: “It’s hard not to detect an air of crushed self-delusion about all this. At times he sounds like a once-respected stage actor who’s taken the Hollywood dollar and now finds himself sitting at a press junket, patiently telling a reporter that while, yes, on the face of it, his role as the Fartmonster in Guff Ditch III: Fartmonster’s Revenge may look like a cultural step down from his previous work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, if you look beyond all the scenes of topless women being dissolved by clouds of acrid methane, the Guff Ditch trilogy actually contains more intellectual sustenance than King Lear, and that all the critics who’ve seen the film and are loudly claiming otherwise are misguided, partisan naysayers hell- bent on cynically misleading the public – which is ethically wrong.”

    • VennData says:

      Mend your speech a little,
      Lest you may mar your fortunes.

      — Fartmonster – Guff Ditch III – The closeup scene where the Guff’s looks into the camera and you see he’s troubled by all that lies ahead when those natives get their hands on the product placements from Bushmaster

    • flakester says:

      Guns don’t kill people, people do.

      Please delete this since it’s obviously 100% untrue – you’ve seen guns kill people all by themselves.

      You’re an ideologue and are poisoned in the area, aka “…demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge.”

      No I am not bart, but do work with him.

  3. VennData says:

    I don’t see how we can have news about suspects being caught without their being a coincident vote on guns in the Senate.

    …spoken as one of the minority of liberals who believe in conspiracy theories.

  4. VennData says:

    If every marathon runner had a bomb, this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

  5. MorticiaA says:

    Don’t know if this is the best place to post this or not, but I’ve been trying to see the good in people in the stories of heroism throughout this horror.

    This is one of many.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/soldiers-save-lives-boston-marathon_n_3103032.html

    • Cato says:

      Incredible heroism throughout. Make no mistake there. I guess I am just such a cynic that within minutes of the news breaking I was thinking My God certain political interests are just going to use this to make life more unbearable.

      • MorticiaA says:

        Entirely agreed, which is even more motivation to seek out the positives – to counter-act the ass-hattery typical of these events.

  6. Greg0658 says:

    out here the story is the record flooding .. but I’m still interested in who & what nationality won the race – any new record times – what was the prize money – are they going to distribute it with medals – that kind of stuff too

  7. dsawy says:

    The oh-so-terribly-brilliant government employees in charge of this mess have given a small group of radicals their most fervent wish: To shut down a whole city. The media are busy giving them much more than their 15 minutes of fame.

    The 9/11 attacks needed four planes and thousands of deaths to accomplish this level of impact. Now, terrorists are able to accomplish the same thing on a truly low-rent budget.

    Brilliant.