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Comment: Re: He was an evil man (Score 1) 16

...and issuing a declaration that "freed the slaves" only in the areas of the South not under control of the Union Army (it did not free a single slave in the North, nor in the areas conquered by the Union Army) -- an act that caused widespread desertions by soldiers who were willing to fight to preserve the Union, but not to free slaves...

And what was so evil about this, jerkwad?

Comment: Re:It's win-win. (Score 1) 111

To me, and to many with a background in engineering, how something looks or whether it will make you stand out as a fashion icon is either irrelevant or unwelcome...

Which is why it is so funny to see nerds predict the failure of a fashion accessory, given that fashion is something they likely know nothing about.

Comment: Re:Price of politicizing science (Score 1) 416

by hondo77 (#49277639) Attached to: Politics Is Poisoning NASA's Ability To Do Science
Read again, dimwit. Put the mac & cheese down and pay attention this time. The President tasked the head of NASA with three things, muslim outreach being the top of those tasks. NOWHERE does it state that those tasks were NASA's top priorities. They were tasks, nothing more. Stop listening to Limbaugh and you might actually...oh, nevermind.

Comment: Re:Woohoo! Call off the Apocalypse! (Score 5, Informative) 283

You do know what a filibuster is, right?:

Once the House passed the Waxman-Markey bill, the next step would have been for the Senate to have passed its own comprehensive climate and energy bill. Unfortunately, the Senate was unable to do so...S.1733 passed the committee by a vote of 11-1, with all seven Republican members boycotting the final vote...Citing a lack of bipartisan support in the Senate, however, Reid announced in July 2010 that upcoming energy legislation would not include a cap on GHG emissions. This effectively ended action on climate legislation for the 111th Congress.

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.