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  • Dad beats, shoots and paralyzes Teen daughters lover

    08/02/2007 11:28:01 AM PDT · 176 of 529
    Fudd to Hydroshock
    APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER

    LOL! I had been thinking about something similar for when mine grow up. My version would have waivers against the young punk man prosecuting or suing me should he need some "correction" after hurting my daughter.

  • Water into fuel?

    08/01/2007 10:51:55 AM PDT · 46 of 94
    Fudd to TexasRepublic
    I suspect it is possible that winged monkeys may fly out your ass, but not highly probable.

    It all depends on where I choose to eat out, I suppose... :)

  • Water into fuel?

    08/01/2007 9:54:24 AM PDT · 39 of 94
    Fudd to John Valentine
    Just as a point of interest, Elmer, would you care to clue us in as to just what this burning substance in sea water might be that we can extract with a net efficiency gain?

    No, I can't. There's a lot I don't know about nuclear physics, RF energy, and sea water chemistry. What I do know, though, leads me to suspect the claim, while possible, is not highly probable.

  • Water into fuel?

    08/01/2007 8:58:10 AM PDT · 18 of 94
    Fudd to Leatherneck_MT; John Valentine

    It would depend on what in the salt water is being burned. If the chemical reation is H2O —RF energy—> H2 + O2 —combustion—> H2O, then the RF generator would consume more energy than is liberated by burning hydrogen. On the other hand, if there something else in the salt water that is burning, then it is possible, in theory, for a net energy gain.

  • Shooting tradition

    08/01/2007 8:52:29 AM PDT · 4 of 18
    Fudd to knighthawk

    Someone at that university should gather statistics on assaults with baseball bats, and use them to demand that the school stop its baseball program.

  • Gingrich calls Detroit a disaster, draws ire

    07/31/2007 12:54:03 PM PDT · 86 of 169
    Fudd to CutePuppy
    My local rag ran an op-ed about the joys of "free" socialized health care. My response:

    Feagler says, "We do a rotten job of supplying health care to those we send to fight (in Iraq)". What makes him think the same government will do any better in supplying health care to 300 million Americans?

  • Libs Want Another, Bigger Increase to the Minimum Wage

    07/25/2007 11:51:25 AM PDT · 39 of 43
    Fudd to Augustinian monk
    On the bright side, however, the only way the minimum wage hike is bad is if people are going to take the extra money and bury it somewhere. Otherwise, it will be spending capital that circulates back into the economy.

    Where does that "extra money" come from? Employers will have two options - (A) raise rates or (B) hire fewer workers. Option (A) means you pay more for goods and services. Option (B) means that there are fewer opportunities for low-skill workers to learn critical job skills.

    There's also option (C) - hire under the table.

  • UFO sightings bring town to a standstill

    07/25/2007 8:53:26 AM PDT · 4 of 22
    Fudd to Havok

    Just a Vogon survey crew...

  • GMA Home Protection Tips: Chimes, Mini-Cactus, But No Guns

    07/25/2007 7:38:03 AM PDT · 83 of 116
    Fudd to NRA1995
    I was watching TV one night, heard a noise at my front door, looked thru the peephole to see some scumbag trying to pick my deadbolt. Got my shotgun, whipped the door open, aimed the shotgun at the guy and then laughed as the man’s eyes widened and he ran like a rabbit down the steps! Until police resopnse in my city is that quick, I’ll keep my weapons, thank you very much!

    Just imagine the terror in that thug's eyes if you had whipped the door open and shook your windchimes at him!

  • Swedish tax collectors organized by apes

    07/23/2007 12:15:22 PM PDT · 8 of 27
    Fudd to WesternCulture
    "Based on this formula we have concluded that the optimum (or largest possible) group of people is 147.8."

    How would like to be told that you were selected to be the 0.8 person?

  • The Basics of Home Schooling

    07/23/2007 10:40:41 AM PDT · 18 of 50
    Fudd to mnehrling
    I will agree with much of what some of my colleagues have wrote in response to your question.

    There are many curricula available - the problem is finding a suitable one from a list of many. My wife is the one who does most of the research into selecting the curriculum we use. She tends to be particular about the details, while I have a "just-buy-one" mentality. She'll look at 20+ vendors at a convention; I'd probably pick the first one that looks good.

    One aspect that has helped us is that we meet with a small group of homeschoolers to do science and some rec activities as a group. The moms rotate on leading science. The group also has "moms' nights" to meet for planning and support. It was also helpful to talk with friends who had already done homeschooling before.

    With regards to what was said about "online charter schools" - many are being operated by government schools/agencies. You get a ready-made curriculum (and have to follow it); they get the funding that's tied to enrollment. The Home School Legal Defense Assn has decided that such programs do not officially count as homeschooling, and will not provide council for families participating in such programs.

    Last - homeschooling takes a lot of time, and over time the barrier between "School" and "Life" blurs. We take vacations, but visit historical/cultural sites along the way. I work on the car or around the house, and I have my kids help and try things.

    Just my $.02

  • The Basics of Home Schooling

    07/23/2007 10:34:08 AM PDT · 17 of 50
    Fudd to mnehrling
    I will agree with much of what some of my colleagues have wrote in response to your question.

    There are many curricula available - the problem is finding a suitable one from a list of many. My wife is the one who does most of the research into selecting the curriculum we use. She tends to be particular about the details, while I have a "just-buy-one" mentality. She'll look at 20+ vendors at a convention; I'd probably pick the first one that looks good.

    One aspect that has helped us is that we meet with a small group of homeschoolers to do science and some rec activities as a group. The moms rotate on leading science. The group also has "moms' nights" to meet for planning and support. It was also helpful to talk with friends who had already done homeschooling before.

    With regards to what was said about "online charter schools" - many are being operated by government schools/agencies. You get a ready-made curriculum (and have to follow it); they get the funding that's tied to enrollment. The Home School Legal Defense Assn has decided that such programs do not officially count as homeschooling, and will not provide council for families participating in such programs.

    Last - homeschooling takes a lot of time, and over time the barrier between "School" and "Life" blurs. We take vacations, but visit historical/cultural sites along the way. I work on the car or around the house, and I have my kids help and try things.

    Just my $.02

  • Think Again: The law is an ass ["International" law]

    07/17/2007 11:10:42 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    Fudd to Alouette
    "That requires some serious rethinking of the laws of war predicated on an outdated model of opposing armies facing off on an open field far removed from civilian populations. Modern warfare inevitably implicates civilian populations."

    Hasn't warfare, through most of history, generally included the civilian population? Women raped; men enslaved; villages razed; cities surrounded, burned, starved, or infected; crops trampled; children killed; and so on?

  • California's ethanol follies

    07/17/2007 9:10:48 AM PDT · 19 of 49
    Fudd to IronJack
    "Any step that reduces our dependence on Mideast oil is a step in the right direction. I don't care if we have to power our cars with burning currency."

    From what I have heard from people who know better than I, ethanol is a net energy sink. It takes more energy to get a gallon of corn ethanol than you get from burning it. In the mean time, you might as well be burning money.

    There are a number of things that the United States can do to improve our "energy independence". More refineries, more offshore drilling. etc. However, oil is (and will continue to be) a global commodity. IIRC, we get a lot of our our from Mexico and Venzuela; Alaska's oil goes to Japan; Europe gets it from the ME. Even if the U.S. still had "neutral" oil imports, price would be affected by global events.

  • Guns don't kill people, Phila. does

    07/17/2007 8:03:13 AM PDT · 61 of 81
    Fudd to RockinRight
    I always look at these high-murder rate cities and wonder “won’t the criminals eventually just kill each other off?”

    They breed faster than they die?

  • Giant 'corpse-eating' badgers terrorise Iraqi city

    07/11/2007 1:13:33 PM PDT · 6 of 56
    Fudd to ulm1

    ROUS ping!

  • Two Maine retailers shut off gas pumps over prices, credit card transaction processing charges

    07/02/2007 2:16:26 PM PDT · 14 of 53
    Fudd to E. Pluribus Unum

    I was told, by somebody who knows the costs, that it is a wonder anybody sells gas at all. You have to buy very expensive tanks. You have to monitor/test these tanks and the soil around them at regular intervals. After about 15-20 years, you have to yank the old tanks out of the ground and replace them. You get a thin profit margin on the product you sell. All this time, you can be sued if anyone local finds gas (oil, MTBE, etc.) in their ground water and decides you have deep pockets and can be blamed (rightly or wrongly).

  • If Franklin D. Roosevelt had been hobbled by today’s political correctness regarding terrorism

    07/02/2007 1:54:14 PM PDT · 5 of 57
    Fudd to Screamname

    You’re OK. On June 5 1944, the surrender crowd would have leaked the plans to the press and called the weather that day “disasterous”. On June 5 1945 they would have had a one year commemoration of the “slaughter” of U.S. troops on the beaches of Normandy, and would be demanding that occupying U.S. forces should be withdrawing from the “quagmire” of a European civil war.

  • RoboCop fantasy gets real (track-wheel robots armed with Tasers)

    06/29/2007 8:22:14 AM PDT · 14 of 34
    Fudd to RDTF
    ...such developments could ultimately lead to robots capable of deciding on their own when to shoot and kill...

    "Drop your weapons, you have twenty seconds to comply!"

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    "You now have ten seconds!"

  • The Disgrace of the Duke 88

    06/27/2007 10:28:15 AM PDT · 31 of 59
    Fudd to Congressman Billybob
    Don't get mad - get even"

    Perhaps a flyer listing the names of the Duke 88 - distributed around the campus, with an appropriate illustration...

    DUKE 88 GATHER TO DISCUSS "RAPE" CASE