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  1. 1 day ago on Andy Capp

    No need for the senile half-wit to be booted under the 25th. He was voted out of office last year.

  2. 1 day ago on Henry Payne

    See the laws of thermodynamics. The energy required to turn the generators to generate electricity would exceed the amount of energy the generators would return to the car. The motor/generators that drive the car only partially capture energy that would be otherwise wasted as heat by traditional friction braking.

  3. 1 day ago on Clay Jones

    I remember, in the summer of ’69 I was a high school kid working at the Pronto Pup stand at the state fair in Jackson, Ms. After a black man ordered pronto pups for his family I replied “yes sir” trying to be polite. I was pulled aside by one of my coworkers who then angrily whispered to me “you DO NOT say sir to a ni**er!”.

  4. 2 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    I remember installing Arcnet cabling decades ago. I also remember some early twisted pair low-speed (2 mbps I think) data cabling also.

  5. 2 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    Remember them? I used to design them.

  6. 2 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Funny, I’ve seen negative comments about them my entire life. Of course, I usually run with the science-oriented crowd. Nevertheless, the left wing and right wing anti-vaxxers base their distrust of vaccines on a common enemy; the government, or any form of authority they do not directly control.

  7. 2 days ago on Joe Heller

    There is a lot of questionable data there. I’ve seen or heard nothing to indicate that the delta variant is less lethal, and some to indicate it may actually be slightly more lethal. Corona virus is a viral respiratory illness spread mostly through airborne particles. Calling it an mRNA virus is strange, since mRNA is not part of any virus but is created by the body to arm the immune system by spreading a copy of the protein coat of the invasive organism throughout the body so the immune system cells can identify it. Did you mean something else?

  8. 4 days ago on John Deering

    One of the rationalizations I heard was “I don’t know a single person that has Covid. Do you?” as proof that it was a hoax. Well, I don’t know a single person that uses meth. Meth addiction must be a hoax also.

  9. 4 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    First, let me apologize for being so curt. I was not in a good mood that day. I think we both agree that many of this countries problems stem from sticking our nose (and military) into other countries’ business. Yes, Marxism is dead, but that is how those countries got to where they are and we made the mistake of creating martyrs out their revolutionaries. When left to its own devices, it invariably fails. However, Cubans will never align with the US because of their resentment toward us, and we North Koreans will never forgive us for bombing the crap out of their land. On another note, no purely capitalist nation or libertarian has ever succeeded (or existed, as far as I can tell). The US and western Europe (along with Australia, New Zealand, etc.) are successful because they are a hybrid, with the government taxing everybody and using those taxes to provide services, such as military, law enforcement, public education, etc. to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The biggest difference between the US and the more liberal nations in, for example, the Nordic countries, is where the line is drawn between what services the government supplies and what is left to private enterprise.

  10. 5 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Most of Cuba wanted to spit in our faces. Like Vietnam, the populous turned to communism, not out of love for communism, but because it offered the best hope to free their country from foreign domination. If you look around the world, it is obvious that communism has failed in most countries where we did not take direct military or severe economic action against it, like eastern Europe, but continues where we fought it most aggressively, like Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba.