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 Post subject: Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Cake, Cake..... more Cake.
Trolling, Trolling..... more Trolling.
M0002a I am not reading your messages. This one was short so I did. Why bother reading mine? On this subject I have nothing to say you want to hear. Why listen?

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 Post subject: Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:26 pm 
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ces wrote:
M0002a I am not reading your messages. This one was short so I did. Why bother reading mine? On this subject I have nothing to say you want to hear. Why listen?
Whenever you respond to my posts, I always try and provide the courtesy to read your messages, if they provide rational discourse.

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 Post subject: Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:52 am 
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Democratic FCC boss tells US politicians not to surrender to the telcos

"FCC boss Julius Genachowski warned Congress not to repeal the controversial Internet regulations enacted last December." The new law has already increased investment and that congress's idea to rely on antitrust laws to police errant behaviour would be "problematic" and "ill-suited to the fast-changing nature of Internet technology."

"US lawmakers were told that they should not change net neutrality laws so that the people who give them lots of campaign money can set up a two tiered internet."

"Robert McDowell, a Republican FCC commissioner, has been telling the world... that the agency has no legal authority to enact the rules...."

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/22643 ... the-telcos

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FCC chief to Congress: Leave Net neutrality alone:
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20059 ... z1LVP99zA5

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 Post subject: Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Great Quote from the LA Times, referring to the ideology basis of conservative Repub belief systems:

"As it turns out, for all its ostensible novelty, the tea party movement is simply a fresh manifestation of a familiar American political pathology, what philosopher J.M. Cameron called "syndrome thinking": an insistence on holding bundles of unexamined beliefs — say an insistence on liberty's primacy and an antipathy to equal rights for gays — linked by something other than logic."

Pi = family values

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la- ... ?track=rss

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 Post subject: Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:20 am 
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Human Sphexishness

Why They do what they do and say what the say

"Unlike animals, humans have the choice to abandon counterproductive behavior"
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/com ... 7307.story

Human Sphexishness,
Why We Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again
Abstract: Why is it that sometimes we do the same inappropriate things over and over again, i.e., why are we sphexish? It’s because we have adopted detrimental, but self-reinforcing, routines and beliefs
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/FuF/Philo/Ph ... hexnew.pdf

EDIT: Rick Santorum response to John McCain’s claim that torture didn’t lead to Bin Laden’s death: "Everything I’ve read shows that we would not have gotten this information as to who this man was if it had not been gotten information from people who were subject to enhanced interrogation. And so this idea that we didn’t ask that question while Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was being waterboarded, he doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they’re broken, they become cooperative. And that’s when we got this information. And one thing led to another, and led to another, and that’s how we ended up with bin Laden."

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 Post subject: Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Republican Foot Soldiers Getting the Government They Deserve

‘Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin,’ by former staffer Frank Bailey
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... ory_1.html

Nearly Half of Americans Are ‘Financially Fragile’
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/05/ ... y-fragile/

U.S. Faulted on Failing to Catch Credit-Crunch ‘Bandits'
http://news.businessweek.com/article.as ... KHE2PI4GP8

Fantasy Island
Are Republicans losing their grip on reality?
http://www.slate.com/id/2295128/

"Christie is not part of the natural constituency for Darwin-denial. He's an intelligent man, a lawyer, a fiscal rather than a social conservative. But Christie is also someone who might want to run for president someday, or be selected as someone's running mate. For those purposes, he must constantly ask himself the question: Am I about to say something to which a white, evangelical, socially conservative, gun-owning, Obama-despising, pro-Tea Party, GOP primary voter in rural South Carolina might object? By this standard, simple acceptance of the theory of evolution becomes a risky stance. To lie or to duck? Christie chose the option of ducking while signaling his annoyance at being put in this ridiculous predicament.

Moments like this point to a growing asymmetry in our politics. One party, the Democrats, suffers from the usual range of institutional blind spots, historical foibles, and constituency-driven evasions. The other, the Republicans, has moved to a mental Shangri-La, where unwanted problems (climate change, the need to pay the costs of running the government) can be wished away, prejudice trumps fact (Obama might just be Kenyan-born or a Muslim), expertise is evidence of error, and reality itself comes to be regarded as some kind of elitist plot."

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 Post subject: 'Tau day' marked by opponents of maths constant pi
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:18 am 
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I guess you don't need to be republican to object to Pi
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13906169

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