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  1. 18 days ago on La Cucaracha

    That bit was busted some time ago. Rather, the document in question said “These words tend to generate undue controversy, such that they can torpedo a funding request just by being there. Please try to come up with less controversial synonyms to ensure that people focus on your research proposal itself.”

  2. 28 days ago on AJ and Magnus

    I’ve yet to see anyone from either side of the social or political aisle who has anything positive to say about the reboot. Between the trailer and the interview with the creator, the whole thing comes off as “the new people are completely missing the point”.

  3. 29 days ago on Nancy

    Took me maybe 10 minutes last night to come up with a two-week story arc of strips that were deliberately timeless and also still family-friendly. Makes me wonder how little time went into planning this strip here.

  4. about 1 month ago on Clay Jones

    1. It was 1898.

    2. The church had spent decades going through the courts to try and get the law overturned, a law that even some non-LDS legal types are now admitting was in violation of the 1st Amendment because it singled out the church specifically.

    By the time 1898 rolled around, the church had exhausted every last means of legal appeal and a number of federal marshals in the region were literally looking for excuses to go Rambo on even unarmed civilians.

    It’s actually a black eye on American history that things got so bad.

  5. about 1 month ago on Clay Jones

    It wasn’t just a 20%. Last I checked, close to half of the BSA’s troops were hosted out of churches, and the LDS faith was the BSA’s #1 financier.

  6. about 1 month ago on Clay Jones

    The real issue at hand is the fact that by doubling the number of people involved and making camp-outs co-ed, the BSA is inviting disaster due to how short-handed the leadership is in many troops. It’s a recipe for disaster, and a lot of people are going “nope; not gonna risk it”.

  7. about 1 month ago on Clay Jones

    As an actual Mormon… just about everything you’ve said is wrong. JS’ parents were farm stock with poor luck. The vast majority of the alleged crimes against him never happened. Young didn’t pay anyone to raid caravans. And as for Mountain Meadows… yeah. I’ve spent about 20 years now dealing with people who think one or two anti-Mormon books makes them an expert. Boasting about education? I’ve caused people to experience psychotic breaks.

  8. about 2 months ago on Liberty Meadows

    In 2016 Cho started doing “Skybourne” for Boom! Studios. Check your local comic shop to see if they have it.

  9. 2 months ago on John Deering

    There are studies that have shown a correlation, but the nature of the correlation is such that it leans towards people who were aggressive to begin with using video games as an outlet. In that sense, games are neutral.

  10. 2 months ago on John Deering

    Actually, study after study has shown that the correlation between video games and aggression is far more tenuous than commonly believed, and that in those instances where there are links it’s much more likely that the individuals were aggressive to begin with and were using video games as an outlet for that aggression.

    As far as the schools go, my high school (1998 – 2002) was practically Thunder Dome, the result of an incompetent head principal and questionably competent campus police officers feeding a general culture of apathy that often manifest as violence between students. Those of us who understood just how bad it was went to school each day wondering if it would be the day someone finally shot the place up.

    We did have bomb threats, with one evacuation nearly turning into a riot because it was called in right before school started (meaning that many members of the faculty and staff hadn’t arrived yet and so large groups of students had no chaperones), but there was never a shooting.