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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 31st August 2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,138
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I got 21/24 but only because my finger stuttered...

I got 21/24 but only because my finger stuttered on the mouse and I mis-hit the answer for St. David. It did surprise me that the questions were not about the government and governance. The US...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st August 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 47,270
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Well, the topic of the thread is Dawkins claim...

Well, the topic of the thread is Dawkins claim that knowingly giving birth to a disabled child is immoral.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st August 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 47,270
Posted By Lisa Simpson
That's not what Dawkins said.

That's not what Dawkins said.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st August 2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 47,270
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Technically (at least in Dawkins' opinion), only...

Technically (at least in Dawkins' opinion), only mothers who know they are carrying a disabled child and don't abort are immoral. I didn't know there was a problem with my son until well after his...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st August 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 47,270
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I highly recommend the book Far From the Tree...

I highly recommend the book Far From the Tree (http://www.farfromthetree.com/page/book) for people who are interested in the subject.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st August 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 47,270
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I think Dawkins' further argument, that not...

I think Dawkins' further argument, that not aborting an autistic fetus because they "contribute" is just as silly. You don't know if you are getting a brilliant, but socially awkward child, or a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st August 2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 47,270
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Pity party?!!? Having spent the last almost 21...

Pity party?!!? Having spent the last almost 21 years being parent of a disabled child and being around other parents of disabled children, including some who knew they would have a DS child, no one...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,049
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I figured a lot of the traffic was reporters...

I figured a lot of the traffic was reporters looking for something to mock Sarah Palin over.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Comfy Slippers - I checked your permissions....

Comfy Slippers - I checked your permissions. There's nothing there that should be preventing you from using the forum. What message are you getting? You can either paste it here or email me at...
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I suspect they want a system more like Richard...

I suspect they want a system more like Richard Dawkins' "forum". Which isn't really a forum.

There's a thread (or two) about a new name. As is typical, it's like herding cats.
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I assume so, but I don't know how the new...

I assume so, but I don't know how the new software will work. But that is a question I shall ask icerat next time I chat with him




Yeah, Lisa Simpson is maiden name. Should be Lisa Van...
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Not exactly. Since I have my Admin powers back, I...

Not exactly. Since I have my Admin powers back, I can search for people by their real name. As long as you know your name, I can set things to right. It does help if your real name is more unusual...
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
As an FYI, people can also email me at...

As an FYI, people can also email me at zombielisasimpson@gmail.com I don't know how much longer my randi.org email will be on.
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I'm not a parasite, but I like the sprawlingness...

I'm not a parasite, but I like the sprawlingness of this forum.

This sounds exactly like the kind of talk that got the forum split into public and private sections.
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
That's on my to-do list. :p

That's on my to-do list. :p
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
At this point, it's just myself and I'm being...

At this point, it's just myself and I'm being very limited in what I do.
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
The JREF has kindly given me back my Admin powers...

The JREF has kindly given me back my Admin powers (for limited use). If you have a concern about your real name or email address, PM me and I'll see what I can do.
Forum: JREF 8th August 2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Emails aren't visible to anyone except the...

Emails aren't visible to anyone except the Admins. How would any of this be any different than if we'd stayed with the JREF and icerat became an Admin?
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
If people want to go whole hog, I have previous...

If people want to go whole hog, I have previous experience getting 501(c)(3) status for a charity. But I think that's getting waaaaaaaay ahead of things here.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Someone will always be unhappy about something....

Someone will always be unhappy about something. It is just a suggestion, not a done deal.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
A rich troll just helps keep the coffers full.

A rich troll just helps keep the coffers full.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Well, yes. There are some whose crimes were too...

Well, yes. There are some whose crimes were too egregious to be allowed back in, even for $10.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I'd be less interested in doing that. I think...

I'd be less interested in doing that. I think given the heated nature of things here, we don't need to add to the vitriol. ::snicker::
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
My son belongs to Something Awful and I guess...

My son belongs to Something Awful and I guess they have a policy of if you get "banned" you have to pay $10 to come back and the money goes towards running the forum. I'd like to see something like...
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
No, that was due to the proxy thing. My son did...

No, that was due to the proxy thing. My son did some voodoo on my MacBook and I bypassed the proxy and then they turned it off.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Yeah, and you were totally vitriolic there,...

Yeah, and you were totally vitriolic there, albeit in a polite, reserved, British kind of way.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
No. The decision is done.

No. The decision is done.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Absolutely wrong.

Absolutely wrong.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I got to chat with icerat extensively yesterday...

I got to chat with icerat extensively yesterday and I do believe he's acting in good faith. For everyone who's concerned that he's getting the forum solely because he said dibs first, while that is...
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
It is not new. It's been there as long as I've...

It is not new. It's been there as long as I've been a member of this forum. Hide Age and Date of Birth means you do not get the sign.
Forum: JREF 7th August 2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
idoubtit - Could you please ask whoever is...

idoubtit -

Could you please ask whoever is in charge at the moment to turn off registrations? There's no Admins to handle them and no point anyway, since the forum is going away.

Thanks.
Forum: JREF 6th August 2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
As someone who's been on the outside fringes of...

As someone who's been on the outside fringes of the inside, I don't think we should be blaming Sharon. You know that old expression "the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing"? Think of the...
Forum: JREF 6th August 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Are you on Facebook? There's a group: ...

Are you on Facebook? There's a group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/675829479176079/?fref=nf
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I will say all the drama here today made traffic...

I will say all the drama here today made traffic in my chat room absolutely skyrocket.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 5th August 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Lisa Simpson
It's a JREF problem but supposedly it's resolved....

It's a JREF problem but supposedly it's resolved. Or will be as soon as the DNS is refreshed. Whyatica fixed it for me so I can finally log into the Admin control panel. Thank whatever god that my...
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I'm glad of that, anyway.

I'm glad of that, anyway.
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Randi has NEVER understood the value of the...

Randi has NEVER understood the value of the forum. I'd had hopes when Adam Savage was named to the board, that he'd be more understanding of it, but alas, no. I hope he didn't play any part in the...
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
In case anyone is curious: I have deleted...

In case anyone is curious:

I have deleted every PM and every email I have ever received including those I have received over the years from people who have had to prove their identity. They are...
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I don't know about a specific law, but I can say...

I don't know about a specific law, but I can say this...Tesco, the UK grocery store chain, briefly tried to get into the US grocery market with a chain called Fresh & Easy. They had a members reward...
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Just tried IE on my husband's computer. Didn't...

Just tried IE on my husband's computer. Didn't work either.
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I tried clearing all of my cache and I've tried...

I tried clearing all of my cache and I've tried Safari (regular browser), Firefox and Chrome. None work.
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
The number of people who cannot log in is...

The number of people who cannot log in is growing. Yesterday, I got 3 emails from people who couldn't. This morning 5. And those are only the people who know my email address and thought to use it.
Forum: JREF 5th August 2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I still can't log in to do registrations (now up...

I still can't log in to do registrations (now up to 22) and Locknar can't log in at all. How are we supposed to fix this?
Forum: JREF 4th August 2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Yes, it's running quicker, but many people still...

Yes, it's running quicker, but many people still can't log in and I can't access the registration queue, which is growing and growing and growing:
...
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 4th August 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 58,616
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Please link to the post where a member of the mod...

Please link to the post where a member of the mod team said this.
Forum: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 2nd August 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 58,616
Posted By Lisa Simpson
From the Admin point of view - there's a large...

From the Admin point of view - there's a large amount of self-victimization. I can't tell you the number of truthers who complain that we're singling them out (we're not) or that we're government...
Forum: JREF 1st August 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 196,804
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Excellent suggestions, Soapy Sam. Or, you can cc...

Excellent suggestions, Soapy Sam. Or, you can cc Darat at darat@randi.org .
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th July 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,877
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Perhaps because this is about atheism and Adam...

Perhaps because this is about atheism and Adam Savage said this:



Plus, Adam Savage is funny.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th July 2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,278
Posted By Lisa Simpson
I so want to work "settle down, Captain Happy"...

I so want to work "settle down, Captain Happy" into a mod box.
Forum: USA Politics 5th July 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,943
Posted By Lisa Simpson
Joan can dish it out, but she can't take it. ...

Joan can dish it out, but she can't take it.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/joan-rivers-storms-cnn-interview-article-1.1856044
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