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  1. 5 days ago on Over the Hedge

    Weird Al is… propaganda? OK, I’m backing away slowly…

    “mental freedom”? Do you mean freedom from facts? You certainly have exhibited that, in spades. For example, there was NEVER a “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Population Control”, and Bill Gates, although he did (indefensibly) meet with Epstein several times, never went to his island. You could have easily checked on those “facts” for yourself. And even if you had been right about those things, Gates didn’t invent, test, or produce the COVID vaccines, so not trusting Gates doesn’t have anything to do with accepting the vaccines.

    If you don’t want your ideas to be ridiculed, you might just possibly want to start by not sharing ridiculous ideas. If you want people to think you’re smart, try being smart about what sources you use to form your ideas. A hint: blogs by actors are generally poor sources for information about politics, the economy, or virology.

    https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-bill-gates-foundation-name-952700093300

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/business/jeffrey-epstein-bill-gates.html

  2. 5 days ago on Over the Hedge

    Weird Al explains it all:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urglg3WimHA

  3. 6 days ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    We had a cat who used to catch birds pretty much by walking up to them and grabbing them. We told ourselves that he was invisible to them because he THOUGHT he was invisible. He also sometimes caught birds on the wing by jumping up and snagging them out of the air, but that’s a different story. Of course, he WAS an orange cat.

  4. 23 days ago on Endtown

    Marx is stuck on repeat like a broken record? Just call him reMarx.

    I first encountered the Yiddish expression about cupping a corpse years ago, likely in one of Leo Rosten’s books. Strange to think that cupping had a bit of a moment not too long ago.

  5. 28 days ago on Over the Hedge

    I guess that’s what happens if you accept all the credit card offers you get.

  6. about 1 month ago on Endtown

    Good thinking from our remaining cat. Not a particularly good excuse there, Marx, after that bit about being “perpendicular to time”.

  7. about 2 months ago on Endtown

    I don’t think our heroes find Marx nearly as amusing as he finds himself.

  8. 2 months ago on Over the Hedge

    Classic trollery from @Jayalexander; what else? He’s not interested in facts, only in justifying his inflated conception of himself. He ignores well-established facts that are inconvenient to his trollery, and posts links to youTubes from whack jobs. Of course, there are an almost infinite number of such things out there on the Net, so he can keep posting forever if that’s his idea of fun.

    In case anyone thinks that the volcanoes are relevant to the issue, just think for a moment: if Antarctic melting was down to volcanoes (which have been there all along), why did it start when it did, in sync with melting in Greenland? There is, of course, no evidence that those volcanoes have become more active over the relevant time period.

    If anyone reading this thread is interested in understanding climate change, don’t waste time listening to people like @Jayalexander; instead, please at least start with mainstream science. There are lots of readily accessible free resources out there; here are some:

    https://www.science.org

    http://advances.sciencemag.org

    https://www.nature.com/news

    https://www.nature.com/srep/

    I am not going to engage with you, @Jayalexander; your argument isn’t with me – it’s with the vast majority of the scientific community.

  9. 2 months ago on Over the Hedge

    @Jayalexander thinks he’s clever; I hope no one else who is reading this thread thinks so. Fortunately no exceptional degree of cleverness is required to understand that the climate is changing; especially when it’s so easy to find data about it on the Web.

    It’s true that some parts of the US had high temperatures in the 1930s that have not all been exceeded (yet). But the entire northern hemisphere didn’t have near-record highs at that time; the average global temperature was distinctly lower. It is easy to find data on that:

    https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature

    Oh, and Greenland and Antartica weren’t losing ice then like they are now – because it’s warmer now than it was then!

    https://climate.copernicus.eu/climate-indicators/ice-sheets

    If @Jayalexander was interested in reality instead of “owning the libs” he could have easily found ample documentation of those facts. Indeed, it would have taken less time for him to find the above links than he spent typing even his first comment.

    And @Jetjock_jetjock – if you think that the global temperature change since 1900 is because of changes to the Earth’s orbit or tilt over the course of the last 100 years – the kinds of changes that are needed take millennia, not decades. You could have found that out pretty easily, if you had cared to:

    https://climatefeedback.org/claimreview/earths-orbit-cannot-explain-modern-climate-change/

    Come on, people! All of these things are easy to check.

  10. 2 months ago on Endtown

    Gotta love the two-color process.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinecolor