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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 03:43 PM
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Posted By sackett
Well, what did you expect? You messed with an...

Well, what did you expect? You messed with an electrickly engineerical!
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 01:52 PM
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Posted By sackett
"I seed all winds." Saw that 1.6 generations ago...

"I seed all winds." Saw that 1.6 generations ago on a reproduction of an old French ad poster for a literary journal. The expression (actually w/ vent singular, but I said it was a long time ago) is...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:18 AM
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Posted By sackett
Je sme tout vents.

Je sme tout vents.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:39 AM
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Posted By sackett
Even worse, it's

hard to ridicule someone whose only reply is to make stuff up. Or who stuffs makeup
up
up

Aw jeeze, now my syntax has been zapped by a neon drive.



NB: I am not picking on you, Pixel....
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 08:15 PM
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Posted By sackett
Uh huh. And how does that voice sound? A bit...

Uh huh. And how does that voice sound? A bit unnatural, a tad strange, a little --

ALIEN?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 01:08 PM
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Posted By sackett
Only time I tested a voice to text app, it...

Only time I tested a voice to text app, it fumbled my palimpsest accent (Wyoming, Colorado, Massachusetts, Dirtroit, Elmer Fudd, hell I dunno whatall) into a kind of Tok Pisin. Oddly, though, when I...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2022, 12:41 PM
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Posted By sackett
@Thermal. When I see atrociusly ill-written...

@Thermal. When I see atrociusly ill-written posts, jumbles that don't make sense, I surmise that they're not keyboard work, but rather dictated into a mike and auto transcribed. Naive posters will...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 01:25 PM
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Views: 682
Posted By sackett
Yes right back! The psychology of crankism is ...

Yes right back! The psychology of crankism is surely interesting enough to have generated a literature. Now I'm going to look into it more. (We live in a very heaven for layabout "scholars" and...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By sackett
Do you suppose that an enterprising person could,...

Do you suppose that an enterprising person could, using the archives of this and other skeptical fora, write a paper on internet crank behavior? I suggest using forum material because it's...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 12th August 2022, 10:31 AM
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Views: 189,298
Posted By sackett
Why would she bother hitting him? She could...

Why would she bother hitting him? She could easily* post nude pix of him. Now that would be an atrocity! Hell yes she'd deserve jail time for it. With shock therapy.



* Almost wrote queasily....
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 12th August 2022, 08:54 AM
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Posted By sackett
Here's a jumprope song. Aliunz here ...

Here's a jumprope song.

Aliunz here
Alliunz there
Alliunz crawlin
In yer hair.

Showed em to Teacher
Teacher said
Tell yer mama
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 11th August 2022, 08:38 AM
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Posted By sackett
That's what I asked, many pages ago. Cjdelphi put...

That's what I asked, many pages ago. Cjdelphi put me in my place! I'm still wiping word salad off my screen! Probably always will be.

So what's YOUR plan, wiseguy? I mean, if those bleedin' alien...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 11th August 2022, 08:29 AM
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Posted By sackett
Only BELIEVE!

But cjdelphi requires aliens. He requires them at least as much as you or I require Tinkerbell.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th August 2022, 08:24 PM
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Posted By sackett
Australia may exist or it may not. I've never...

Australia may exist or it may not. I've never seen it, so I'm firmly on the fence and even leaning toward the skeptic side. Been to the UK and Spain -- well, London and Barcelona, & someplace they...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th August 2022, 09:38 AM
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Posted By sackett
There's an old objection to visiting aliens: we...

There's an old objection to visiting aliens: we don't pick up their radio signals.

I once posted that on a ufoology site, and at once recieved a gravely serious reply that of course advanced...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th August 2022, 08:14 AM
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Posted By sackett
I didn't say ONE WORD

about your

your

your

your BM place. That's nasty.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 10th August 2022, 06:42 AM
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Posted By sackett
It's all so confusing!

Are the aliens in the room with us right now?

Can you show us on the doll where the aliens touched you?

Or didn't touch you?
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 23,770
Posted By sackett
Well, let's for fun suppose that this action...

Well, let's for fun suppose that this action against CheetoFace is entirely political: contrived, deceitful, vindictive, motivated by nothing more than a lust for revenge. The sole intent is to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
The article you quote is pretty speculative soup,...

The article you quote is pretty speculative soup, i.e. thin. Heck, even transparent. Look at the bottom of that pot and you'll see a lame attempt to spread alarm and despondency. Note how our wee...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 11:31 AM
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Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
War is a marketplace

Private sector weapons developers have no nationality. Not with a hot war going on.

Of course, western firms wishing to do business with Russia will face stern goverment restrictions. Those...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th August 2022, 11:06 AM
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Posted By sackett
Bet they're simply adorable!

Oh c'mon now, these are little teeny tiny aliens.

Jeeze, can't you imagine ANYTHING?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
The Ukrainians claim to be using leftover Russian...

The Ukrainians claim to be using leftover Russian missiles that they've somewhat modified. Improved? Increased range? Unlikely.

Unless they're receiving hardware and technical help from...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 09:44 AM
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Posted By sackett
The source I saw mentioned MiGs.

The source I saw mentioned MiGs.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th August 2022, 09:11 AM
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Posted By sackett
Other way around too, and my authority is gooder...

Other way around too, and my authority is gooder than yours.

The @+x#,☆,! software tried to make gooder into goober, but I have a sub-doctorate degree in editing and I fi Ed it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
You are

a cruel, heartless, insensitive person.

How can I be more like you?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 09:07 PM
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Posted By sackett
Surface-to-air ARMs exist. Surface-to-surface...

Surface-to-air ARMs exist. Surface-to-surface will have been tried, although it might not be as effective as air launched -- unless it rode a VERY fast rocket. Everybody and the kitchen sink's...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 08:47 PM
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Posted By sackett
Thought I was speaking to a professional.

Thought I was speaking to a professional.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 05:16 PM
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Posted By sackett
Going in HVARMs way

The piece I saw referred to high-speed ARMs, which I took to mean a newer model that reaches higher velocities. I think I may have listened my hopes rather too gladly.


But if the US really is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th August 2022, 12:13 PM
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Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
Some FaceFlush articles suggest that Ukraine is...

Some FaceFlush articles suggest that Ukraine is now using high-speed anti radiation missiles. AMERICAN! anti radiation missiles!

Who would possibly give them such things?

Whatever happened to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 09:59 AM
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Views: 14,419
Posted By sackett
Something else to consider: The aliens might have...

Something else to consider: The aliens might have blundered. I'll defer to Rramjet* on this, but right now somepace behind the back of the Moon probably, the crew of that frying saucer is berating...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th August 2022, 06:56 AM
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Views: 14,419
Posted By sackett
Schizophrenia has been mentioned

So far, I think only one person suggested, out of compassion I believe, that you should have your head examined.

As for believing crap w/out evidencce, perhaps an electrical engineer could help...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 7th August 2022, 09:14 PM
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Views: 14,419
Posted By sackett
Well, cjdelphi, since you're convinced that...

Well, cjdelphi, since you're convinced that aliens are visiting, what next? Where do you go from here? Will you publish? Not just on YouTube, but in a print medium: you know, go public.

Or will...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th August 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,167
Posted By sackett
When I haven't been to the barber in a while, my...

When I haven't been to the barber in a while, my hair starts rucking up in back. Not much, it's just a wee frill.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
Reading that bluster, I get the impression of...

Reading that bluster, I get the impression of shaken and frightened bullies hoping to intimidate their opponents. Multiplying and repeating threats is a poor sort of rhetoric.

Slavic brothers? Oh...
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 02:35 PM
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Posted By sackett
How's that again?

Fewer people are working when there are more jobs?

If this isn't a glorious dawn, does that mean Biden's a failure?

But be a comforted conservative: union membership is down. That tends to...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,724
Posted By sackett
I laffed at The Running of the Jews

Well, since you didn't watch it, you're A-OK.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 09:55 AM
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Views: 8,724
Posted By sackett
It's easy for the fascist mind to hold both...

It's easy for the fascist mind to hold both beliefs, and others, at the same time and with equal fervency.

Anyway, you've surely watched Borat, from 2006. ("They"want you to believe that it's a...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,298
Posted By sackett
I read a facebook comment that stayed with me. A...

I read a facebook comment that stayed with me. A woman said that she had buried a child, and if she had been a Sandy Hook parent she would have gone to any length necessary to make that gross beast...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 189,298
Posted By sackett
Sorry if I express myself about this in such...

Sorry if I express myself about this in such visceral terms, but my reaction really is visceral: I feel an urge to throw up.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 03:32 PM
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Posted By sackett
More like

Woolp! Grollock! Spatoo!

Please remember to flush.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 03:03 PM
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Views: 189,298
Posted By sackett
How long before Bluto starts screaming that his...

How long before Bluto starts screaming that his lawyers conspired againt him? How long before he unmasks their rle in the Deep State's fiendish plan to darken the light of True Truth?

I'm just...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th August 2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,167
Posted By sackett
Good and evil are concepts. Concepts exist inside...

Good and evil are concepts. Concepts exist inside people's braincases -- literally. They exist nowhere else.

Religion is a mass of concepts. Where does it exist? Why, it's all in your head. And...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 4,162
Posted By sackett
Well hell, Mike,

it doesnt take much.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 11:31 AM
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Posted By sackett
Ignorantly objecting to something is not...

Ignorantly objecting to something is not questioning it. It's just playing Village Doubter.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By sackett
Not Wensleydale! Grommet, DOOOOO something!

Not Wensleydale! Grommet, DOOOOO something!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th August 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 115,578
Posted By sackett
In this context, to believe means to accept...

In this context, to believe means to accept something as true in the absence of evidence. Those fields of study poor Billy lists are and can only be evidence-based. So if he believes in them the way...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 115,578
Posted By sackett
Come now, Billy. We -- you and everybody here --...

Come now, Billy. We -- you and everybody here -- can keep this up indefinitely. Your testifyin' presents no challenge to any skeptic, and our challenges roll off you like shampoo off a rubber ducky....
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 115,578
Posted By sackett
Faith precedes the miracle. "If I hadn't...

Faith precedes the miracle.

"If I hadn't believed it with my own mind, I would never have seen it."
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 115,578
Posted By sackett
Give wine unto him that be heavy of heart, and...

Give wine unto him that be heavy of heart, and strong drink unto him that be ready to perish, that he may drink, and forget his woe. 'Nother proverb.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 115,578
Posted By sackett
Hooray! We're back in the

19th. century! I don't say Joe Smiff could've said that, but it sounds like some kind of old time rrrrrreligion.

If Joe had to contend with Jay or me or anybody, he'd just shuck off his coat and...
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