Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, about 4 years ago

    PhD = Phoney Doctor

    Source: Dr Issac Asimov

  2. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Do you really want to explore exactly what IMA is???

  3. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Doc and Dred:
    If you are interested, my reply from our previous conversation is on the preceding page.

  4. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 4 years ago

    “Substitute part-time temp”? Rall certainly has a way with words. Soon the full-time permanent employee will be a thing of the past. As will freedom.

  5. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Doc and Dred
    How refreshing! To have people you can honestly disagree with without name calling. Could I persuade you two to run for office?

  6. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    A drone is nothing more than the latest form of cannon ball. If you oppose one, you must oppose the other. If you oppose both you can either ban bombs (let’s see you enforce it) or ban war (a lovely but impractical idea). If we are at war, I favor ANYTHING that ends the conflict without getting more of my men killed.
    As for Bush and Chaney, if they had ADMITTED, committing acts of war against another country (which Osama did), I would hand them over. That is exactly what Afghanistan refused to do. As for defending them if someone came to get them -NO and I would oppose any government that refused to hand them over. Criminals are criminals.

  7. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    @Dr Canuck
    I admire your principals, but reality is that innocents die in every war. All we can do is try to minimize their losses. And yes, if it’s a choice between mine and theirs, I choose theirs.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 4 years ago

    Would it not just be possible that many scientists that go to all that trouble to go for a PhD in their specialty might just be idealistic enough to want to be of some benefit to mankind?

    And wealth (although in most cases they are going to at least make reasonable middle class wages) is somewhat secondary?

    When I was in my 20’s during the 1960’s we had genuine heroes for our idols, they were the fantastic astronauts, that were doing great things without even worrying about wealth at all.

    And just what do the young have today as heroes? The vastly overpaid entertainment and sports figures.

    Sad, truly, truly sad!!!

  9. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, about 4 years ago

    College (and this includes JC’s especially) are for exploring, and hoping to figure out what resonates with you, what “lights your fire”, and then go work in that, study at the library (or if the U still has a library, use that) and become the BEST at it. They don’t tell you that, since it cuts into profits. It took me years (and that AA) to figure it out!

  10. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    If you are in service the lives of your men come first. When you lead, your country comes first. Otherwise, no one can rely on you. (BTW I played Hopkins years ago.) And Adams was unpopular because A) he stood by his principles and B) he told the truth. So you are in good company.,

  11. Prof_Bleen

    Prof_Bleen said, about 4 years ago

    Adam: That should read, “Isaac Asimov, Ph.D.

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 4 years ago

    Careful, your grammar showing.

  13. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    Bawahahahaha

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    You seem to have omitted the age old practice of laying siege to cities, the very practice which castles were built to withstand. Actually, we’re much better about killing civilians now than they were then.

  15. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    If you start something do you have the right to self defense if the other guy fights back?

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