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Comment: Re:motivations (Score 1) 369

by caldodge (#35638418) Attached to: Using the Open Records Law To Intimidate Critics

UW's policy on the use of college resources for political activity is quite clear, and can be viewed at

That page includes the following sentence: "You may not use state resources to engage in political campaign activities at any time"
A few paragraphs later the page states that "state resources" includes university email accounts.

So, at the very least, the "professor" violated university policy. If your assertion is correct (that he's not an "official"), then he can make that argument in court.

I encourage /.ers to read your journal, so they can get some idea of where you're coming from (the far left), and can judge your assertions accordingly.

Comment: Proof of discrimination (Score 2) 376

by caldodge (#35120822) Attached to: Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap

But not by Wikipedia, since anyone can contribute.

No, the problem is that WOMEN discriminate against Wikipedia, deciding that they have more important things to do with their time.

So women must be dragged, kicking and screaming, into becoming Wikipedia contributors. This sounds like the perfect opportunity for the FCC to force women to spend more of their time in this way. I suggest they call it "Sex Neutrality".

Comment: Re:Palin (Score 1) 2166

by caldodge (#34810910) Attached to: Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

When you call for a violence against the established government (like France Fox Piven did recently), and you know that a fair number of the people reading her comments are loons, and you find out the shooter was a lefty atheist pot-head, it's a reasonable speculation that lefty "eliminationist rhetoric" inspired the shootings.


Verizon Charged Marine's Widow an Early Termination Fee 489

Posted by samzenpus
from the literal-charges dept.
In a decision that was reversed as soon as someone with half a brain in their PR department learned about it, Verizon charged a widow a $350 early termination fee. After the death of her marine husband, Michaela Brummund decided to move back to her home town to be with her family. Verizon doesn't offer any coverage in the small town so Michaela tried to cancel her contract, only to be hit with an early termination fee. From the article: "'I called them to cancel. I told them the situation with my husband. I even said I would provide a death certificate,' Michaela said."

Comment: Re:At least it's an opportunity for psych science (Score 1) 1046

by caldodge (#32143238) Attached to: Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

Hundreds of voices protest that the word "trick" is widely used for legitimate data manipulations.

So "hiding the decline" (i.e., tree ring data which does NOT support AGW) is "legitimate data manipulation"?

ESR looked at the CRU code, and described it as "blatant data cooking". Is that "legitimate data manipulation", too?

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.