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2008/11/12-26 [Health/Disease/General] UID:51923 Activity:nil
11/12   this is kinda interesting:
         http://tinyurl.com/5wq8cw
        google and flu trends. --psb
        \_ Anybody know why the flu spikes way up in December?  How does it
           look in the southern hemisphere?  It's interesting that it spikes
           up then even in hot and dry places.  I wonder if holiday travel
           and shopping spreads it more.
2008/11/12-26 [Politics/Domestic/Gay, Reference/Tax] UID:51924 Activity:nil
11/11   So if the LDS church bankrolled the Yes on 8 campaign, how the f can
        they keep their tax-exempt status?
        \_ Because LDS is a religion and gayness isn't?
        \_ Because they didn't endorse a candidate from the pulpit.
           \_ Way to go, useless distinctions!
              \_ *shrug* That's the way the law works. Now, if you really
                 want to get their funding cancelled or cost them a lot of
                 money, get an openly gay friend to apply for a job with the
                 \_ job? in church? ha ha ha
                 Church; when they turn him or her down, sue for
                 discrimination.
                 \_ Are you still banging Good But So Very Bad Mormon Mom?
                 \_ Or the gay people could start a gay religion and get
                    tax exempt status! How about that!
                    \_ The difficulty here is that the Mormons have a world-
                       wide congregation and a mandatory tithing system; it's
                       really difficult to compete, monetarily, with this.
                       Bogging them down in repetitive lawsuits is an easier
                       way to drain their resources.
        \_ AFAIK the LDS church didn't bankroll it, members did.  See the
           difference?
           \_ Technically there is a difference, but it's a useless
              distinction.
              \_ Someone donates to and serves at the salvation army, and also
                 donates to the yes on 8 campaign, therefore the SA should lose
                 it's tax-exempt status?  Riiiiight....
            \_ Is this really true? If so, this *is* a huge difference. It
               means that the MSM has been kind of slandering the Mormon
               Church as well.
               \_ Well, yeah.  You have to read the whole article, it's always
                  relegated to the end.
                  \_ Wait, what article?
                  \_ Yeah, what article?
                     \_ Not one in particular, I've read 4 or 5 newspaper
                        articles on the subject.  This has been true for all
                        of them.  That's all.
        \_ Which is political speech?
           "God hates fags"
           "Vote Yes on 8"
           The answer to your question determines whether a religious entity is
           tax-exempt or not
        \_ Sadly it was probably Mexican Americans, Black People, Catholics,
           Mormons, and people who think Gays Are Here To Gay Up Your Kids
           that voted for Prop 8.  It's hard to declare political war on
           such a huge voting block.
           \_ The LDS church wasn't just a voting block, they were the main
              funding source (around 80%) for the Yes on 8 campaign.
        \_ Isn't it that the LDS (or anyone that opposes gay marriage) would
           lose their tax-exempt status only if 8 didn't pass?
           \_ No, but the ads certainly implied that.
2008/11/12-13 [Uncategorized] UID:51925 Activity:nil
11/12   Shorter Paulson: it's not our fault that we got into this mess, and it's
        not our fault that we can't figure out how to fix it.
2008/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:51926 Activity:high
11/12   Vader's ship spins out of control with a bent solar fin, heading for
        deep space. (Paulson cancels further purchases of CDOs, after buying
        AIG's CDOs for > 5-10x market value on Monday - just enough to get them
        through January IMO)
        \_ Hey, you are EBGuy on Socketsite and http://Patrick.net, aren't you?
2008/11/12-26 [Uncategorized] UID:51927 Activity:nil
11/12   lulz good demo of CPU vs GPU
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKK933KK6Gg
2008/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:51928 Activity:nil
11/12   GOOG under 300.  Is it a buy?
2008/11/12-26 [Recreation/Dating] UID:51929 Activity:nil
11/12   The Mormons being the great defenders of traditional marriage is just
        one of life's delicious ironies.  lulz.
        \_ Why?
          \_ HAhahaha, how many wives did Joseph Smith have?
             \_ something like 33.  Brigham Young out-did him with 56.
                \_ Why is this not traditional? For most of human history
                   it was common for successful men to have multiple wives.
                   \_ It is traditional.  The idea that one-man-one-woman
                      marriage is traditional was created by religious
                      fundies who fear homosexuality.  It has no basis in
                      history.
          \_ 1. Look up the word "irony" in the dictionary.
             2. Look up the LDS church on wikipedia.
             3. Achieve enlightenment.
        \_ Of course they are.  Which man would like the possibility of his
           spouses cheating on him by having intramarrital affairs?
           spouses cheating on him by having intraracial affair?
2008/11/12-13 [Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:51930 Activity:nil
11/12   Holy shit, is it already NCAA basketball season?
        \_ shit, lol
2008/11/12-13 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:51931 Activity:nil
11/12   Should I have another kid or get an Xbox live subscription?
        \_ you want to spend in the face of a downturn economy?
2008/11/12-13 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:51932 Activity:nil
11/12   May be useful if you want to learn UNIX tricks (good for noobs,
        good refresher for others):
        http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/05/2027234
        \_ that was not lol.  and actually a waste of time. lol lol lol lol.
        \_ waste of time.  yawn.
2008/11/12-13 [Finance/Investment] UID:51933 Activity:nil
11/12   I am renaming myself Dow 7000 Guy
        \_ Optimist
           \_ Should I Move To Emerging Market Country Guy?
              \_ between the 2x bush elections and prop8 passing and the
                 dow tanking you'd think there'd be nobody living in
                 the BA, but i guess that moving talk is just.. talk.
2008/11/12-26 [Consumer/Camera] UID:51934 Activity:kinda low
11/12   lulz here are some good photos of the prop 8 protest in San Francico
        http://flickr.com/photos/spine/sets/72157608747847280
   http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-601.jpg
        \_ whatthefuckdoeslulzmean
           \_ lulz.
   http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-601.jpg
        \_ He uses NIKON.  HOT.  LOL.
        \_ He uses NIKON.  HOT.
           \_ More specifically, D90 with 30mm f/1.4, which only means
              one thing: he's using the infamous Sigma 30mm f/1.4. You
              either love that lens, or hate that lens.
              \_ lol I was just joking around but you are serious about this
              \_ lulz I was just joking around but you are serious about this
              \_ I was just joking around but you are serious about this
                 stuff arent you
                 \_ Oh yeah I'm serious about Nikon. I have a Nikon. But
                    Canon would have given me better bang for bugs. Nikon
                    hooked me onto its brand with its cheapo D40x. It's
                    like drugs. Then I realized D40x sucked and upgraded,
                    etc etc. I should have just started with a Canon with
                    better compatibility. I'm angry at Nikon. I'm angry
                    at myself. I'm such an idiot. Stupid stupid stupid.
                    \_ I warned you about D40 and D60 but you choose not to
                        listen.
                        \_ LOL. I'm sorry I just can't help it  -Canon shooter
                           \_ lulz
                        \_ LOL. Hahahahahaha. Bahahahahahaha. Hahahahahaha
                           I'm sorry I just can't help it  -Canon shooter
                           Hahahahahahaha. Nikon sucks. Bahahahahaha
2008/11/12-13 [Recreation/Humor] UID:51935 Activity:nil 66%like:51937
11/11   whatthefuckdoeslulzmean
        http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/c2lbayarea.jpg
        \_ I don't get it...
           \_ lolz
        \_ You mean Stuff Rednecks Like. And that guy looks more like a
           hippy than a redneck. Badly setup joke.
        \_ This guy had one joke.  It might have been funny as a top-10 list.
           It's not now.
        \_ is it LOL YOU FUCK
2008/11/12-13 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51936 Activity:nil
11/12   Speaking of LOL, is Palin going to be running for president for the next
        four years?
        http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/1108/Palin_not_letting_Ayers_go.html?showall
2008/11/12-13 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers, Consumer/Audio] UID:51937 Activity:kinda low 66%like:51935
11/12   whatthefuckdoeslulzmean
     \_ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/magazine/03trolls-t.html?pagewanted=1
        \_ lolz
           \_ SOCIALISM
              \_ natch, norcal.
              \_ country first!
                 \_ election's over man.  lol.
                 \_ Do other countries have such a long period between
                    election and inauguration?
                    \_ Taiwan does.
        \_ It means paolo is an idiot.
        \_ It means paolo is a moron.
2008/11/12 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:51938 Activity:moderate
11/12   ZOMG http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4A117D200
        81102?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10112
        http://preview.tinyurl.com/5ljfbc
        \_ lulz
           \_ Are you talking to yourself, or are you having a cabinet
              meeting in your head again?
              \_ ZIGOM.
                 \_ ???????????
           \_ Please remove the LOLBERTROSS from around your neck.
              \_ ZMOG norcal!!!!!!
2008/11/12-13 [Finance/Investment] UID:51939 Activity:nil
11/12   angry lol poker guy says wall street is doomed
        http://www.portfolio.com/news-markets/national-news/portfoli
        o/2008/11/11/The-End-of-Wall-Streets-Boom?print=true
        http://preview.tinyurl.com/5vj34l
2008/11/12 [Recreation/Dating, Politics/Domestic/Gay, Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:51940 Activity:kinda low
11/12   holy shit lolz
        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27681660
        \_ What do Mormons have to say about Gay sex?
        \_ What do Scientologists have to say about Gay sex?
        \_ Scientologists dont focus on gay.
2008/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:51941 Activity:nil
11/12   I wonder if we'll see real panic selling over the next two weeks. Vote:
        Panic selling:
        Slow grind down (panic later):
        Sideways with volatility:
        Bottom is in:
2008/11/12-26 [Finance/Banking, Academia/GradSchool] UID:51942 Activity:nil
11/12   Harvard looks to tighten its belt
        http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2008/11/11/harvard_looks_to_tighten_its_belt
        Why is a Uni with a $30B+ endowment worried about spending cuts?
        \_ For the same reason that companies with $30B in the bank are
           worried about the economy; the fact that you have that money
           is already factored into your plans, so loss of other money is
           a problem.  -tom
2008/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:51943 Activity:nil
11/12   i do not like this lol thing
2008/11/12-14 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51944 Activity:low 84%like:51972
11/12   big lulz Shephard Smith possibly learned something in school
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHKzS5Zl6mY
        I wonder when he'll jump networks.
        \_ wtf is a conservative comedian?
           \_ it is CONSERVATIVE LULZ
              \_ it is pretty weird to claim Obama lost the election.
                 \_ Shephard Smith is a Manchurian journalist
                    \_ LOL. LOL DUDE.
                     \_ what is a manchurian woman?
        \_ His comment about the media contradicts the media's statements
           about the media.
           http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/11/09/ST2008110901017.html
           \_ Actually his comment is an answer to that.  Obama got better
              media coverage because he was the better candidate for the time.
2008/11/12 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iran, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Others] UID:51945 Activity:nil
11/2    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE4AB1WG20081112
        megalolz.
2008/11/12 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:51946 Activity:nil
11/12   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/12/republicans_for_a_reason
        lulz.
2008/11/12-26 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Reference/Law/Court, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:51947 Activity:nil
11/12   http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4AB8KG20081112
        Appeals court upholds Jefferson charges
        Dear "Why aren't they going after Jefferson?!?!?"-guy: they are.
        And now the man gets due process. If, like Stevens, he's convicted by
        a jury of his peers, calls for his resignation will be heartily
        supported.
        \_ LOL.
           \_ it's teh 'lolz', not lol.
2008/11/12-26 [Computer/Companies/Google, Finance/Investment] UID:51948 Activity:low
11/12   Intel warns.  Q4 revenue forecast down 10%.  At 1996 levels.
        GOOG afterhours at 285.  Time to buy?
        \_ I think GOOG is a buy under $300 and I bought. --GOOG h8ter
           \_ how long are you holding for?  will you buy more if it gets
              cheaper?
              \_ I'll hold until I need the money, however long that
                 is. I'll buy more if it continues to fall as long as nothing
                 significant changes with GOOG's business (like a strong new
                 competitor developing). I'd reconsider buying more shares if
                 it falls below $200, but I wouldn't sell what I own.
                 \_ tnx.  i am also trying to figure out when to buy in.
                    \_ Yesterday was a good time. I made 25% today by
                       buying a favorite daytrading stock near the low and
                       selling just before close. I wonder who the morons
                       are who are selling low and buying high?
                       \_ Please post on the motd when you make your trades,
                          not the next day. TIA.
                          \_ GOOG is still low even after today. Buy tomorrow
                             if it opens the same or down. The philosophy
                             is simple: Buy low, sell high. I have made a
                             lot of money the last ~6 weeks using this
                             simple idea. When strong stocks break 52 week
                             lows then by all means BUY. A lot of the pain
                             of the market is behind us. Many stocks are down
                             50% on the year. They aren't going to fall
                             another 50% IMO. Only the kooky DOW 5000
                             people think that and you know what, even if
                             they are right, I will be there on that DOW
                             5000 day buying. I am holding very few
                             positions long and overnight, although GOOG
                             is one of them.
2008/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:51949 Activity:nil
11/12   lol.  purge.
2008/11/12 [Politics/Domestic/California, Reference/Military] UID:51950 Activity:nil 66%like:51955
11/12  http://www.latimes.com/business/la-na-scotus13-2008nov13,0,4304606.story
        USSC hates whales.
2008/11/12-26 [Computer/Companies/Google] UID:51951 Activity:nil
11/13   lulz does google gmail video chat work in linux?
        \_ does google video chat work on iphone / g1 ?
2008/11/12-13 [Uncategorized] UID:51952 Activity:low
11/12   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:BetaStirlingTG4web.jpg
        "lulz"
        \_ Aren't you supposed to be banging some hot 22 year old with an
           ass that melts butter or something? Did she dump you?
2008/11/12-26 [Politics/Domestic/California] UID:51953 Activity:nil
11/12   Democrat Begich takes 3-vote lead in Alaska Senate race
        http://preview.tinyurl.com/5d57to
        ...how would this not trick an automatic recount or
        special run-off election?
        \_ Aren't you supposed to be banging some hot 22 year old with an
           ass that melts butter or something? Did she dump you?
        \_ Did you even read your own article.
           \_ Of course not!
2008/11/12-14 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:51954 Activity:nil 75%like:51971
11/12   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7650415.stm
        lol, Pirates have spokesmen now?
        \_ everyone has spokesmen.
        \_ http://marketplace.publicradio.org/segments/working/pirate.html
           paints a different picture of piracy.
2008/11/12-26 [Politics/Domestic/California, Reference/Military] UID:51955 Activity:nil 66%like:51950
11/12   http://preview.tinyurl.com/5ajv4e [la times]
        SCOTUS hates whales.
        \_ Save the whales - collect the entire set.
           For those who are interested, here is a link to the opinion:
           http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/08pdf/07-1239.pdf
2008/11/12 [Uncategorized] UID:51956 Activity:nil
11/12   paolo would you quit LOLing up the motd.  jesus christ
        \_ Aren't you supposed to be banging some hot 22 year old with an
           ass that melts butter or something? Did she dump you?
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