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Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd April 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 410,514
Posted By GStan
Flirting with 5K today - what's going on here? I...

Flirting with 5K today - what's going on here? I got a text from my wife saying "Bitcoin is exploding!" I'm terrified I'm about to own a Bitcoin.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 19th November 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,843
Views: 410,514
Posted By GStan
Trading under $5K today according to my Coinbase...

Trading under $5K today according to my Coinbase app.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th November 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 100,804
Posted By GStan
Yes, with adequate justification for an...

Yes, with adequate justification for an exception, special pleading, in theory, would not necessarily be fallacious.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th November 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 100,804
Posted By GStan
What are the adequate reasons that one should...

What are the adequate reasons that one should allow special pleading? Why a claim of god should be treated differently than the claim of a dragon? My sense of the thread generally is that the only...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th November 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 100,804
Posted By GStan
Those are not good reasons. There are no...

Those are not good reasons.

There are no huge stakes relative to the existence of god. The only stakes involved are just more inventions of the same claimants who invented the gods in the first...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th November 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,041
Views: 100,804
Posted By GStan
I read this full thread over the last few days....

I read this full thread over the last few days. I'm surprised (from both sides) that it has gone on this long. Technically speaking, Hawking either saying outright (I know he didn't) or indirectly...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd March 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 911
Views: 95,972
Posted By GStan
Duh. ******* female drivers! Just make all...

Duh. ******* female drivers!
Just make all autonomous vehicles male. Problem solved. :duck:
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd March 2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 38,845
Posted By GStan
I've actually liked the police analogies. In each...

I've actually liked the police analogies. In each one god has been equated to a psychopathic killer. If, instead of omniscience, omnipotence and omnibenevolence, god were more commonly attributed the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th December 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,557
Posted By GStan
Remember the sabbath and keep it holy sayeth the...

Remember the sabbath and keep it holy sayeth the lord. All NFL employees have been working on Sundays, disparaging the sabbath, for as long as I can remember. I don't know why god doesn't just smite...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 9th December 2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,123
Posted By GStan
Bolding mine. Repeated use of the term...

Bolding mine.

Repeated use of the term 'Official Story', as if such a story actually exists, is an excellent indicator of someone who is not at all interested in honest debate/disagreement.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 7th December 2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 21,256
Posted By GStan
Did this. Didn't find porn. Was disappointed. :( ...

Did this. Didn't find porn. Was disappointed. :(

/OT
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 6th December 2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 229,639
Posted By GStan
This is really blatantly pathetic. I can't...

This is really blatantly pathetic. I can't believe the extent to which you're attempting to avoid admitting you were wrong on such minutia.

The only way that "his statement had only a single...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 30th November 2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 45,526
Posted By GStan
You were the one who suggested that LIHOP could...

You were the one who suggested that LIHOP could compete with the official story, did you not? When you said this, did you, or do you now, have a yet-to-be-explained better theory? If so, why didn't...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 30th November 2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 45,526
Posted By GStan
Uh, still you. Next question.

Uh, still you. Next question.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 29th November 2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 45,526
Posted By GStan
"Mr. Terrorist, please stop stabbing me for just...

"Mr. Terrorist, please stop stabbing me for just a second. I've got a procedure to follow." :confused:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th November 2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,611
Posted By GStan
Not sure who I agree with here. Broadcaster's...

Not sure who I agree with here. Broadcaster's opinion on gay marriage: stupid. Tweeting about it: stupid. But does he have a right to both of those? Yes. Company firing him for holding that opinion,...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 15th November 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,034
Posted By GStan
Very very wrong. That's not discussed because...

Very very wrong. That's not discussed because that is demonstrably NOT what happened.

Even someone with the bare minimum of knowledge of the day's events should be able to see that that question...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th November 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 154,016
Posted By GStan
ftfy, imo. ;)

ftfy, imo. ;)
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 3rd November 2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,957
Posted By GStan
Well, not buildings, but ships. Kamikaze pilots...

Well, not buildings, but ships. Kamikaze pilots have Stephen King beat by 40 years.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th October 2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,593
Posted By GStan
Wink ;) I work "dahntahn" about a block from...

;)

I work "dahntahn" about a block from where they are camped. I try to walk a mile every day at lunch and my route passes right in front of the park they are occupying. As of 2 days ago, all the...
Forum: USA Politics 14th October 2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
I don't want to ignore your legitimate questions,...

I don't want to ignore your legitimate questions, but I don't think I'm sufficiently informed about any proposed UHC plans in the US, or the existing NHS in the UK to give a meaningful answer. The...
Forum: USA Politics 14th October 2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I meant that the...

Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I meant that the portion of financing that would come from federal funding (in the US) for UHC would, IMO, be much greater than the portion of public education...
Forum: USA Politics 14th October 2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
I think that's only part of the reason. The level...

I think that's only part of the reason. The level of federal control and funding necessary for UHC is far greater than the level of federal control over the public school system. While the federal...
Forum: USA Politics 13th October 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
I understand the point you are trying to make,...

I understand the point you are trying to make, but this is not a good analogy. The knowledge that you have some kind of genetic anomaly that may result in children with costly genetic disorders is...
Forum: USA Politics 13th October 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
Yes, I'm with you there. I share that feeling,...

Yes, I'm with you there. I share that feeling, but also think that at least some of the responsibility lies with the individual buying the poisonous substances. I mean, not sure how it is everywhere,...
Forum: USA Politics 13th October 2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
No, that is not my natural reaction.

No, that is not my natural reaction.
Forum: USA Politics 13th October 2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
Agreed. But that's not really what I was...

Agreed.

But that's not really what I was asking.
Forum: USA Politics 13th October 2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
Sarcasm aside, addressing those who do live in a...

Sarcasm aside, addressing those who do live in a country with UHC, I have to admit that my natural reaction to UHC does include something resembling this sentiment, minus the religious overtones....
Forum: USA Politics 13th October 2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 38,438
Posted By GStan
I don't find it scary. Its not something I'm a...

I don't find it scary. Its not something I'm a proponent of, and not something I would personally choose to have the government do, but I definitely don't find it scary. There are enough examples of...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 12th October 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 22,587
Posted By GStan
Just add it to the list of things that you are...

Just add it to the list of things that you are missing. ;)
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 12th October 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,694
Posted By GStan
There's your problem, right there. Those two...

There's your problem, right there. Those two things don't necessarily mean the same thing.
Forum: USA Politics 7th October 2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,137
Posted By GStan
Can't we just find the fat kids (they should be...

Can't we just find the fat kids (they should be easy to spot) and make them give some of their food to the hungry kids? Ya know, two birds, one stone, etc.

[/insensitivity]
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 4th October 2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 11,917
Posted By GStan
My bold. This is true. This happened. Evidence...

My bold. This is true. This happened. Evidence shows that the column sections in the impact area were weakened by airplanes and fire, stuff that we know existed on 9/11. There is no reason to suggest...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 18th August 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By GStan
Just from a completely layperson POV, I would...

Just from a completely layperson POV, I would think they might deconstruct piece by piece only down to just below the plane impacts, put on a new roof and stop there; or build back up from there to...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 17th August 2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,193
Posted By GStan
This.^

This.^
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 24th June 2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10,858
Views: 511,739
Posted By GStan
Fixed. See how that works. Move on.

Fixed. See how that works. Move on.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 22nd June 2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,809
Posted By GStan
Yes to all. "Pull it" taken out of context. ...

Yes to all.
"Pull it" taken out of context.
"Countdown" taken out of context.
"Like a demolition" taken out of context.
"Bang, Bang, Bang" taken out of context.
Ad infinitum.

I find the most...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 22nd June 2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,809
Posted By GStan
Pretty much all of them.

Pretty much all of them.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10th June 2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 103,779
Posted By GStan
He was answering your question asking could the...

He was answering your question asking could the towers have collapsed with just a few strategically placed bombs on 2 or 3 consecutive upper floors? If not, why not?

Since the collapse started on...
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,934
Posted By GStan
In all fairness, 'Lee' is a boring name that is...

In all fairness, 'Lee' is a boring name that is easy to forget. On the other hand, 'Weiner' is fun to just keep repeating over and over. A good weiner story can go on forever.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 9th June 2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,408
Posted By GStan
Where is 9/11 Truth in the major newspapers? ...

Where is 9/11 Truth in the major newspapers?

In the Comic Strip section of course!
LOL!
Oh, somebody stop me!
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 1st June 2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 21,304
Posted By GStan
Oh I love this game! Its like reading the...

Oh I love this game! Its like reading the Harper's Index.
;)
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 31st May 2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 103,779
Posted By GStan
Its worse than you think. Hess and Jennings were...

Its worse than you think. Hess and Jennings were in WTC7, which stood for _8_ more hours (after the support columns in the lobby were removed :rolleyes:)
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 26th May 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 103,779
Posted By GStan
Bumped for Clayton.

Bumped for Clayton.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 30th March 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 70,160
Posted By GStan
Surprised no one responded to this gem...probably...

Surprised no one responded to this gem...probably the only true statement he made in 40 pages. ;)
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th March 2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 88,601
Posted By GStan
Good point. Poor choice of words on my part. I...

Good point. Poor choice of words on my part. I didn't mean it in the sense that all of the tenets of Catholicism are considered absolute truth, but rather that Catholicism itself is considered the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th March 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 88,601
Posted By GStan
Atheism, in and of itself, is not particularly...

Atheism, in and of itself, is not particularly inspiring, but someone 'becoming' an atheist almost certainly can be. For one who is raised in an environment in which no religious or theistic beliefs...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th March 2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,017
Posted By GStan
I am a vegetarian. I'm just not a strict...

I am a vegetarian. I'm just not a strict vegetarian. I do eat beef and pork. But not fish 'cause that's disgusting!

- Jim Gaffigan
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 22nd March 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 70,160
Posted By GStan
For intelligent people it so simple to...

For intelligent people it so simple to understand. Welcome GStan. You explained it better than me.[/QUOTE]

Wow, of all the directions from which your response could have come, I certainly didn't...
Forum: USA Politics 21st March 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,281
Posted By GStan
Wait, there are still people who PAY for porn? ...

Wait, there are still people who PAY for porn?
:jaw-dropp
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