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#1 andydp

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:16 AM

Has anyone noted a "decline" in "Obamacare is evil" postings or BENGAZI !!!!! related postings ?

I have a couple of buddies who send me "stuff" and quite actively post things but I have noted a definite decline in the Obamacare/Bengazi stuff.

Since this is just me, is there anyone else noting this trend ? Is these a similiar change in talk radio subjects ?
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:19 AM

Divide by zero
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 23 April 2014 - 07:19 AM, said:

Divide by zero

DC: Just to make sure you understand, you're talking to a guy who has a hard time keeping his checkbook from looking like it was chewed up by a badger.

What does divide by zero mean in English ?

Again just a request to clarify. Like I said in my original posting: Is it me or is it fairly widespread ?
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:45 AM

Don't do facebook or twitter, so no idea. But visit McArdle on any column on Health care, and you will find plenty of mouth breathers still fulminating on ACA.

The way I take it, divide by 0 was meant to say even if its only a few left, dividing by 0 makes them infinite.
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:04 PM

A quick look at the stories of the past week and it looks like Benghazi is still alive and well for the wingnut right, but I don't know if there's actually been a tailing off. Certainly the several months following the actual incident produced a level of frothing rage that couldn't be sustained forever.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

View Postandydp, on 23 April 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

What does divide by zero mean in English ?
I am pretty sure what D.C. means is that since he received zero in the first place formulating a ratio would result in some number (probably another zero) divided by zero, which would cause your calculator, or a computer program, to fail.

People don't send me stuff but I do see the odd one like this on Facebook:
http://www.cbn.com/c...am-Goes-Viral-/

And I'm always like:
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:34 AM

DC, as the most fascinating man on the internet, we await your explanation.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

J-CA receives the prize.

Johnny, tell him what he won!

Hmmmm... Looks like one rather badly degraded Internet today. Quite a bit flakier than the older models, and operates inconsistently.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:24 AM

Or for the old Borland stuff -- runtime error 200.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

AnBr, I thought I was bad for having TTL device numbers memorized.

Mein Freund, get help.
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"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count." -- Her mother
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:36 PM

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* RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”


Alinsky wasn't stupid, and the right wing absolutely operates within his rules, admitted or not. People easily get bored, need new fuel to keep burning. If you're seeing a drop-off in commentary, it's probably because their sources are taking a bit of a break due to #7 and are stuffing something else into the flames. Benghazi as an "issue" is ingrained, by now, anyway and can be trotted out at the right times closer to the election.
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

View PostPractical Girl, on 24 April 2014 - 07:36 PM, said:

Alinsky wasn't stupid, and the right wing absolutely operates within his rules, admitted or not. People easily get bored, need new fuel to keep burning. If you're seeing a drop-off in commentary, it's probably because their sources are taking a bit of a break due to #7 and are stuffing something else into the flames. Benghazi as an "issue" is ingrained, by now, anyway and can be trotted out at the right times closer to the election.
I agree that Benghazi has been ingrained into the psyche and it will be back, it is a wonderful keyword for "American Weakness" going forward to the truly faithful.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:33 AM

View PostJ-CA, on 24 April 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

I agree that Benghazi has been ingrained into the psyche and it will be back, it is a wonderful keyword for "American Weakness" going forward to the truly faithful.

Yup...knee has been trained to jerk upon hearing the word...don't know what Bengahzi was but it sure is a bad something that Obama did!

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:38 AM

I don't get much Benghazi stuff from my right wing friends and family - my bunch seems to be about guns and god.

Especially this "God is not Dead" movie. Which is a Christian-persecution narrative with the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:00 PM

View PostBanty, on 25 April 2014 - 07:38 AM, said:

Especially this "God is not Dead" movie. Which is a Christian-persecution narrative with the subtlety of a sledgehammer.

Banty, I've seen some amazing, fine (as in detailed at a small scale) artwork done in steel with 5-pound hammers. I think you owe the sledgehammers an apology.
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"Robots aren't the problem. Capitalism is." -- Last words of Stephen Hawking.
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"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count." -- Her mother
"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." -- some RINO

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 03:23 AM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 25 April 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:

Banty, I've seen some amazing, fine (as in detailed at a small scale) artwork done in steel with 5-pound hammers. I think you owe the sledgehammers an apology.

No apology required, methinks. It was the resulting artwork that was subtle, not the sledgehammer. Irony, and all that. One must make these fine distinctions.
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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:12 AM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 26 April 2014 - 03:23 AM, said:

It was the resulting artwork that was subtle, not the sledgehammer. Irony, and all that.

It's a poor workman who blames his tool.

And as for irony, I confess the medium was steel.
The way a lot of catastrophes happen is that X doesn't occur because there are safeguards in place, therefore people assume X isn't a worry and they remove the safeguards. Then X happens.
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"Robots aren't the problem. Capitalism is." -- Last words of Stephen Hawking.
These days, "libertarian" is just a euphemism for a Nazi who's afraid to commit.
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." -- Heather Heyer
"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count." -- Her mother
"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." -- some RINO





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