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Possible Dumbest idea for 2007

by duckman / February 15, 2007 5:31 AM PST
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The year is young...
by EdH / February 15, 2007 5:53 AM PST

Lots of time for even dumber ideas to be hatched.

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Can you imagine the world wide outrage if anyone
by duckman / February 16, 2007 6:08 AM PST
In reply to: The year is young...

other than extreme,left wing, radical, eco-nuts used Antarctica for commercial purposes??

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(NT) The poor whales!!!
by EdH / February 16, 2007 6:25 AM PST
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Sorry. I meant...
by EdH / February 16, 2007 6:27 AM PST
In reply to: The poor whales!!!

the economically challenged whales!

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So what proposal of...
by grimgraphix / February 15, 2007 12:46 PM PST

... any "substance" would you suggest?

Or are you saying there is no need to raise any public concern for the issue?

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Bingo!
by EdH / February 15, 2007 8:35 PM PST
In reply to: So what proposal of...
Or are you saying there is no need to raise any public concern for the issue?

Is there anyone on the planet who is NOT aware of this "problem?" Especially among the yupper classes that would be the attendees at this mess?
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re: anyone on the planet who is NOT aware of this problem?
by grimgraphix / February 16, 2007 1:28 AM PST
In reply to: Bingo!

So your saying there is a "problem" with the worlds environment?

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You didn't notice that I put "problem" in quotes?
by EdH / February 16, 2007 4:51 AM PST

The fact is, that it is beside the poiut whether there is really a problem or not. This stupidity is NOT a solution and would more likely add to the problem.

That was the original point, hmmmm?

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glib.
by grimgraphix / February 16, 2007 7:21 AM PST

I ask straight out since you quibble over quotation marks.

Is there an environmental problem to be concerned about here or not.

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It's not glib...
by EdH / February 16, 2007 7:29 AM PST
In reply to: glib.

I don't know for sure whether there's a problem or not. Neither do you. I do know that this is a stupid and useless "solution".

BTW, punctuation means something whether you acknowledge it or not. I was NOT quibbling, and was perfectly straightforward in what I said, as always.

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No,
by duckman / February 16, 2007 7:40 AM PST
In reply to: glib.

there is not an environmental problem to be concerned about here

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Hollywood and musical celebrities
by Steven Haninger / February 15, 2007 9:52 PM PST
In reply to: So what proposal of...

should, in general, never be our leaders or even role models.

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(NT) So much for Ronald Reagan, huh...
by Josh K / February 15, 2007 10:01 PM PST
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(NT) Touche
by Steven Haninger / February 15, 2007 10:04 PM PST
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But I did say
by Steven Haninger / February 15, 2007 10:05 PM PST
In reply to: Touche

..."in general"...

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RR was the exception that proves the rule...
by EdH / February 15, 2007 10:15 PM PST

But he was far more than a Hollywood celeb. Wrote extensively and was an activist as well, beyond the usual empty-headedness of the 99% elite.

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Exceptions do not prove rules - they disprove them
by Diana Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 10:41 PM PST

All generalities are false including this one. Devil

Diana

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Have you never heard the phrase...
by EdH / February 15, 2007 10:50 PM PST

"The exception that proves the rule?"

If something is an "exception" that means that it's an exception to something...a generally believed thing, in other words, a rule.

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My science professors stat that is false
by Diana Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 10:56 PM PST

At one time it was a rule that all swams were white. It took only one Australian black swan to disprove this rule. Are you saying that the rule that all swans were white was proven by the exception of the black swan?

A rule can have a million proofs but it only takes one exception to disprove it.

In short it's an old wives' tale.

Diana

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No...
by EdH / February 15, 2007 11:03 PM PST

read what I posted below. You (and the professors)are not understanding the meaning of the phrase.

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More....
by EdH / February 15, 2007 10:58 PM PST
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(NT) Sounds like this refers to man-made rules only
by Diana Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 11:05 PM PST
In reply to: More....
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That would be all of them...
by EdH / February 16, 2007 12:22 AM PST

Rules are only made up things that people use to describe observed conditions in the universe. It may be TRUE that 2+2=4 or E=MC

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Re: It may be TRUE that 2+2=4
by JP Bill / February 16, 2007 12:57 AM PST

It MAY be true?

When would 2 + 2 NOT equal 4?

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Think about it and get back to me..
by EdH / February 16, 2007 1:05 AM PST

Two of WHAT? Four of What? Under what conditions?

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Re: Back atcha'
by JP Bill / February 16, 2007 2:48 AM PST
Two of WHAT?

2 of any item + 2 more of the same item = 4 of that item.

2 of any item (apples) + 2 of another item (oranges) = 4 items.

Some can't compare apples and oranges, I can add them. Wink

2 of any number + 2 more of the same number = 4 of that number

under what conditions

52 degrees F, winds from the SSE at 5 mph, partly cloudy
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For example...
by EdH / February 16, 2007 4:14 AM PST

2 cubic feet of corn flakes plus 2 cubic feet of corn flakes added together will be less than 4 cubic feet of corn flakes, because they settle.

When you get into particle physics, super high gravity or speeds approaching light speed the usual mathmatics may not apply.

But note, I never said 2+ 2 did not equal 4. You took it out of context. What I said was:"It may be TRUE that 2+2=4 or E=MC

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Re: I never said 2+ 2 did not equal 4.
by JP Bill / February 16, 2007 4:22 AM PST

Tell J

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No, you asked...
by J. Vega / February 16, 2007 4:47 AM PST

No, your question was "When would 2 + 2 NOT equal 4?". So I gave an example of when.

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When...
by J. Vega / February 16, 2007 2:48 AM PST

With calculations in base 4, would not 2+2=10?

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