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794 Responses to Pulp Christmas

  1. coppernicus says:

    Neb posted a great one yesterday on the secondary protein data contained in DNA, Noble worthy in my opinion.
    Secondly, I posted you a link to watch meteor show live online!
    Thirdly, CG is correct I’m some what distracted by HP and Epoch. One of the reasons I quit posting was the loss of dialogue and moderation and it’s nice to have a conversation again without having to wait or wonder.
    Fourthly, CG, you have to look at the data critically weekends tend to drop off in a repeating cycle, but this weekends drop off is akin to a holiday. The other critical factor (I read the how to interpret the data page) they measure everything on HP not comments. What people need to realise is that as so as they go there, BOOM! Hit. And once you start exploring and making clicks within, BOOM! More hits.
    I was watching it in real time about an eighth of traffic comes directly from AOL.
    Fifth and finally San Dimas High School Football Rules!!

  2. fiestyslug says:

    Dang no avi yet, not sure what is going on. It’s in my gravar

  3. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    R.I.P. Peter O’Toole

  4. Caller no. 8 says:

    Maurice Jarre ~ Lawrence of Arabia

  5. majorwiblit says:


    Arianna Huffington (neé Stassinopoulos) is the perfect New Media symbol for the Obama Era, having conned progressives with the promise of a new, different, post-ideological model—and then delivering a cold hard dish of the same old exploitation, betrayal and hypocrisy. Arianna* sold the Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million, sparking a fierce backlash from progressives who accused her of exploiting free labor under the pretense of political idealism and “citizen journalism.” Although the surface of Arianna’s career is marked by well-publicized “conversions,” a closer look reveals consistent patterns of labor exploitation, strategic plagiarism, deception and hucksterism—all of which became important elements in the Huffington Post’s lucrative business model. The Huffington Post has done some excellent investigative journalism, but violates basic journalism ethics by allowing corporate propaganda, lobbyists for dictators, bankers and quacks to share the same space with reporters. The Guardian called it the “grand master” of “blurring the line between advertising and editorial.” Even Arianna’s long involvement in a New Age cult has been absorbed into Huffington Post’s strategy, influencing the site’s characteristic cult of personality and huckster model of convincing idealistic activists to work for free under the guise of a higher calling.
    There’s plenty more there to read!!

    A good read Jack!!!

  6. ledenjak says:

    Peter O’Toole was one of the most magnificent storytellers and such a talented actor. His passing is a great loss.

    Plus, one could argue that there never was anyone prettier on film than a young Peter O’Toole. A good 1/3 of the grand beauty of Lawrence of Arabia was due to those crystal blue eyes of his.

  7. majorwiblit says:

    AlterNet / By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
    America Is the Most Inhumane Developed Country on the Planet — Are We Going to Let It Stay That Way?
    This week marked the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What would it be like if people in the U.S. knew they had these rights?

    This week marked the 65 th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was drafted by a commission of the United Nations that was chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. The Convention became effective in 1951, the United States finally ratified it in 1988 and it was signed by President George H.W. Bush.

    What would it be like if people in the United States knew they had these rights and demanded to have them realized? We believe it would be a very different world – the economy would be a more equitable with full employment, healthcare for all, no people without housing and more humane on every front. Instead, this week an annual report of Credit Suisse ranked the US as the most unequal of all advanced countries.
    read more; http://www.alternet.org/activism/america-most-inhumane-developed-country-planet-are-we-going-let-it-stay-way

    • MSII says:

      merica is a horrendous disgrace, we could end our energy problems by just attaching the bodies of the founding-fathers to turbines, as they must be spinning at damn-near relativistic speeds in disgust over what’s become of their great hopes.

  8. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    “My darling, I love you from the bottom of my heart to the tip of my penis”.
    The Ruling Class – Peter O’Toole as God Of Love:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meI6f258RKY

  9. termgirl says:

    This is my sciencey contribution for the day.
    “A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics.”
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/amplituhedron-jewel-quantum-physics/ .

    • waverly says:

      Hi there TG, thanks for the link. I love reading anything “quantum mechanics”, as people laughed when it was brought up in conversation 40+ years ago.

      They end the article by saying: “Why are you summing up millions of things when the answer is just one function?”

      Why indeed. The reality we are coming to understand at this point in human evolution is that time and space happen all at once in one location.

      • termgirl says:

        Hi, waverly. I found this article really interesting. I love the whole notion of simplicity being the key.

      • RF Dude says:

        Yes, it was very interesting!

        Feynman was beyond brilliant – he paved the way for much of our understanding of what happens ‘down under the hood’ at the subatomic level.

        He developed his methods using the tools of his time, and his stunning grasp of multiple disciplines to bring things together. Mathematics has advanced exponentially beyond his time, and this new tool continues down the road that he started – he would be amazed today, but probably not surprised, that his work has been greatly simplified.

        Have you seen this site: http://htwins.net/scale2/

        I’m having trouble getting it to run today, but it allows the user to zoom in and out from the Planck distance (the smallest ‘distance’ a ‘thing’ can be in this dimension) to the edge of the known universe. it was almost dizzying, especially (for me) zooming down to the sub-atomic level. LOTS of space down there!

  10. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    Chet Atkins~Jolly Old St Nicholas:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykSMXM_av4s

  11. gmb007 says:

    HP’s “Privacy” Policy (wink wink) –

    “The Huffington Post values your privacy, and shares information about our users only under certain circumstances.

    …blah, blah, blah…

    In addition, we may share information about you for ANY OTHER PURPOSES.”

    You Have No Privacy! Zero! Nada! Zilch! Ha ha ha. Hahahahahah

    They all but admit they’re data-mining their (remaining) members for dollar$.

    • RF Dude says:

      Yep – the reassuring false-smile and then revealing what they said in the first sentence was completely false! Duplicity – how HP does business these days!

      I noticed on the main 2 things:

      1) Arianna’s vanity-piece makes NO mention of the new FB policy. Curious, she was the one promoting this ginormous change at HP, but not telling the world what a huge success it was speaks VOLUMES from that woman.

      2) Jason Linkins’ “Talking Heads” column is missing – nowhere to be found. He was planning to retire at the end of December, and his signoff last week indicated he would be here this week. But he’s gone!


    • The Huffington Post values your privacy.
      It’s $0.75 for active emails,
      and $1.98 if a good cell phone is attached.

      • RF Dude says:

        Worth almost as much as the elemental-content of the human body! 😉

        “When we total the monetary value of the elements in our bodies and the value of the average person’s skin, we arrive at a net worth of $4.50!

        This value is, however, subject to change, due to stock market fluctuations.”

        (Note: The skin is valued at $3.50, based on the going rate for cowhide of $0.25/sq ft. Kinda squicky to me!)

        • termgirl says:

          Cowhide….. I can relate.

        • coppernicus says:

          I have to disagree with that. If I were to have a body estate sale. Just think what you could get from athletes for globins, glycogen, mitochondria, capillaries, etc. You could do well just off the Fe for binding Heme groups. Heck I could make a small fortune off my perfect vision to some wannabe pilot. I might be on to something here.

  12. termgirl says:


    • RF Dude says:

      Yes! Right answer! 😉

      • termgirl says:

        Hi, RF. I don’t know what the problem is, but I’ve had difficulties posting here since last night.

        • RF Dude says:

          It’s been wonky for me, too, and several others. I think it’s the Disqus or possibly another WP thing that’s interacting on my browser, I had to completely shut down the browser and clear cookies and then log back in a couple of times!

          • Bebe says:

            That Disqus is absolutely weird. RF.Or I am totally techno challenged.

            On time I was on that lens to comment one or two..later they say someone has that ac..then to my horror i saw I could post as someone ( actually i know) RT that freaked me out completely. Looked to me anyone could go as Gypsy. FP had similar problem I understand. For me none of those headaches worth my effort.

  13. waverly says:

    Good Afternoon Realmies,

    Well today I finally nuked and received email notification that my HP accounts (I had two, a current one, and an old one I just discovered I was still active) have been terminated.

    HP is dead to me now.

    • termgirl says:

      Congratulations, waverly.
      You know, it’s funny. I went to bat for a few posters a few years ago to try and prevent them from being banned, and now I’m cheering when people leave. Life is ever-changing.

    • RF Dude says:

      Hello Waverly!

      And you still look just like youself! 😉

      It’s a big step to take, congratulations for your strength and courage ( and I mean this most sincerely! )

      Congratulations to CG, too – 62 is now the Answer to the Ultimate Question of the Universe!!

      Bravo my friends – well done!

      • waverly says:

        Thanks RF, I was a reader of HP since the get go. However, I did not open an account to comment on HP until I lost my job in 2008. At that time they promised to follow the fallout from the financial crisis, and to feature stories of the everyday ordinary people who lost everything as a result. They never did live up to their promise to really do that. That’s kinda when I came to the realization it was all just a bunch of glitzy looking bullshit.

        So I was on and off with HP. Actually the only time that was really available for me to post there is when I was unemployed. So it is just as well that it ends this way for me. No great loss.

        As one door closes so shall another door open.

    • bubbagumpy says:

      Welcome to the neighborhood, Waverly! 🙂

      • waverly says:

        Hi Bubba, how are you doing today. Did you ever get that whole fiasco with being able to access the ACA website squared away ?

        • bubbagumpy says:

          Nope. I just tried to log-in an hour ago, out of curiosity, and the website had more messed up coding than before! I think it’s time for me to simply give up, given that the website is not secure. A South Carolina man’s financial and health information was already given to a complete stranger, thanks to the HealthCare.gov website itself! Imagine what a hacker could do with this opportunity!

          • waverly says:

            This is a totally regrettable situation which I think could have been easily prevented. Unfortunately it was handled very badly and now it’s just sad.

            • bubbagumpy says:

              I agree with you. I just saw the new numbers. Counting Medicaid along with all all state and federal exchanges for both October and November (and assume that not a single policy is in error, which we know is not true), Obamacare has helped (at the most) 1.2 million Americans. And 4 million got cancellation notices! And like you said, this was easily prevented.

  14. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    I’ve been thinking of closing my account(s) there, but that would mean going there. You see the dilemma…………..For all I know they’ve scrubbed them already.

    • termgirl says:

      I do.
      They remove your profile, but they don’t remove your account.
      Comments are archived.

    • bubbagumpy says:

      Cobalt, if you haven’t verified your account yet through Facebook, then let it go as is; the very first time you do log-in, they’ve got your info forever. Besides, it is not the number of profiles that advertisers key upon but the number of clicks. You’d actually be helping Huffy Poo while risking your identity. In my opinion, it’s not worth the risk.

    • RF Dude says:

      Part of what pushed me over the edge was seeing how HP violated the privacy of _every_ individual who submitted to the FB verification process by REQUIRING and POSTING the name of that individual. They originally said that real-names would remain private at HP and users could continue to post using their pseudonym – the ‘request’ form is a thin sham to cover this lie they told all of us, repeatedly, on the threads and in private eMails.

      What is to stop HP from retroactively attaching our ‘real’ names (which we used when signing up at HP under different TOS years ago) for all accounts in the future?


      My trust in the operators at HP is completely gone. They lied repeatedly to us. Even the staff we had known and trusted for years.

      I felt a pressing need to obliterate my account, my last act of control there, so that they would at least have to jump through more hoops to keep my old posts ‘publik’. I know every one of my old postings are still on their servers – nothing ever disappears on the Internet – but I’ve done what I could to tell them I wish to remain anonymous and if they violate me ~now~ then maybe it’s class-action lawsuit time!

    • Haruko Haruhara says:

      I’m just going to let mine lie dormant. I keep coming back to the same reason.

      There is always the possibility, albeit very remote, that they will realise this is a mistake and change their policy at some point in the future.

      • Haruko – how could you possibly trust them after this? Remember when they said you could keep your screen name – only they would know your real name??? The final lie!

        • Haruko Haruhara says:

          I know, I know, but who knows what the situation will be a year or two from now.

          Maybe heads will roll.

          • I get that – but they’re still owned by AOL, and perhaps FB in the future. Under this ownership I cannot force myself to even consider going back.. You have to do what you think is right, but it’s not your home…you’re renting space and they’ll sell you out in a heartbeat, imho.

      • termgirl says:

        Even if they “change,” it will be too late for me.
        I don’t want any association with them.

        • waverly says:

          I agree TG. They have proven themselves to be the ultimate dirtbags. And I want nothing to do with those slimeballs. They have no integrity. As Neb would say: they have no honor.

          • termgirl says:

            Exactly, and I will no longer be an enabler. I know it’s a difficult situation for many. It was difficult for me in the past. This time, it wasn’t that hard. Once I tried logging on and they gave us that infamous message to log in through FB, I made my decision.

    • Bebe says:

      NO CBD , you are my first Friend 9 NO. 1) !!!
      So I know you are there, why not leave it ?

  15. I wonder if Doc can post a side boob Ariana pic for us. I haven’t been queasy for a long time.

  16. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    Last week I purchased a new (to me) milling machine. It’s massive, weighs in at over 1.5 ton. What’s cool is that a bought it from a firm that does military work. They make parts for jets, tanks and missiles, to mention a few of their projects. Now, in it’s retirement phase (one of my friends jokes about the large machines in my shop, that it’s their retirement home) it will build guitars and guitar related tooling. This is as close as I can come to turning swords to plowshares.

    • RF Dude says:

      Bravo to you!

      Can you hang a “This Guitar Kills Facists” sign on it? (Or a pic of Woody 😉 )

    • Bebe says:

      I know nothing about that dearest SH..5 but congrats to the artisan, you !

    • Wow! I want pics! 😀 Are you having too much fun putting it through it’s paces?

      Oh, and _Watch Your Hands_ around it!!!!!

      • CobaltBlueDawg says:

        CG, a woman with a soft spot for machines! What a woman!!! It won’t be here for a few months. First I need to turn the ‘shed’ which is attached to my shop into a climate controlled room and cut a doorway through to it. Wire it up, including three phase, etc. Then and only then, the rigger can bring it here. It came without any tooling, I’ve spent a couple of hours today looking up what I might need. Lots of studying to do.
        You can look it up, it a Sharp knee mill with a 50″X9″ table. It can be used manually or as a 3 axis cnc run by an Anilam 1100. I have a lot ofstudying to do. But, a patternmaker friend of mine runs the same 1100 and has offered to help me out.
        There’s a lot of tooling I’d like to make with this machine. I think this thing might be larger than Ted Cruz’s ass

        • This? http://www.sharp-industries.com/mills/lmv-lmv50.html

          That’s one sophisticated piece of machinery. You’re going to be able to do a lot with that.

          The only thing bigger that Ted Cruz’s ass is his mouth. 😐

          • Bebe says:

            Are you good with machines, you are a musician aren’t you lovely CG ?
            May I ask what is your expertise ?

            • Yes and yes, Bebe. I started out studying piano, but that ended when we moved. I took up guitar back in the mid 60’s and it stuck. I’ve settled on a lovely Yamaha classical guitar – it seems to sing with my voice. I’ve played a variety of music, I love blues, jazz and some light classical. Haven’t kept up for quite a while, though. I need to drag it out and practice.

              • Bebe says:

                Oh my…love it.

                You and I could have made a great team..I am all vocal, don`t play any.
                Did some recordings in Nashville with excellent instrumental musicians..my producer is a highly talented gentleman. plays acoustic guitar and what not.
                My favorite instrument is flute and sax..my flutist plays American Indian Wood flute.

                That`s all I can say…;)

                I have not forgotten to write about RS to you LOVE

        • Bebe says:

          X2 on lovely CG.

    • termgirl says:

      Great, Cobalt.

    • Pretty awesome. Build a Gibson SG. You will luv it.

  17. ***************** NOTE***************

    Hey guys,

    Classical gas and RF dude have been giving me some good ideas. I have come up with something that blends their idea. I want to run by you first.

    I want to set up a page on the header with our own opinions on the HP betrayal. This will be sent as an email to the people who have written articles on HP in essence lying. The email will also go to the moderator staff, and if anyone knows and Arianna Huffington’s email let me know and we will send it to Her too. it can also be send to any news group and the share on other sites.

  18. bubbagumpy says:

    Huffington Post/America On Line is putting people at risk. Just imagine some country that is stable right now but, in a year, will be plunged into political/religious chaos. Some HP newbie applies for a profile today and uses his real name, real location. Next year, his neighbors decide that he posted an “objectionable” comment and they visit him, toting a machete, and commence to cut off body parts. Anyone think AOL/HP will assume responsibility or even try to help the guy that THEY ENDANGERED? And here in America, does anyone think stalkers won’t take advantage of this lapse in HP security and act out their demented fantasies?

    It ain’t a brave new world — bravery and civility have nothing to do with AOL/HP, in my opinion.

    • nebdem says:

      Greetings, Bubba! Great points in your comment.

      • bubbagumpy says:

        Thanks, NebDem. I just can’t believe how some people worship money and turn a blind eye to endangering fellow human beings.

        • nebdem says:

          Another great point. I can’t understand how the people still posting on HP that think the new policy is good don’t seem to realize yet that they through their willingness to embrace the decision they’re are actually endangering themselves because of what they write on that site can be traced and directly used against them by their employers, stalkers, etc.

      • termgirl says:

        Hey, neb. Tannehill did my proud.

        • nebdem says:

          Greetings, Termgirl! I’m glad he had great game!!

          Oh! Fantasy miracles this week in the playoffs! Two very good teams are getting obliterated right now, and a new team we added this year comprising of a wife and a girlfriend of a couple of guys in the league are on their way to the Championship Game!

    • termgirl says:

      Hi, bubba.
      There are many people who would be put at risk in having their real names attached to their comments.
      The list is endless….. Government workers, teachers, political consultants, attorneys; the list goes on and on. I am very low-key about my political convictions at work, even though I am politically active. I’m surrounded by RW Republicans.

    • USAGramma says:

      bubba, if I were to give HogPen and Assbook the personal info they demand, I, too, would be putting myself in danger. I’ve been in hiding from a violent stalker ex since 10/07. HogPen knows this. I e-mailed them. I told them this. That’s back when they changed their story to “current users will be grandfathered in and unaffected by the policy change”. They Do Not Give a Flying F! Ms. Puffington thinks she is immune to responsibility, nay liability, for her actions.

    • Spot on, bubba – but they don’t care, as long as the $$$$$$$ roll in!

  19. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Orcs and Gollum lost the battle for Middle Earth because of poor diet and vitamin deficiency.


    • coppernicus says:

      They are making a planetary assumption that Gollum was a homo sapien and thus lost the ability to make vitamin D. D is actually considered a hormone, one that every other living animal on this planet can make or doesn’t require. One could argue Gollum had a great diet, he was eating raw fish and hares. At worst he would have suffered intestinal parasites from the fresh water fish.
      And that my friends is straight up pure unadulterated, science!
      I’m calling myth busted on this one. 🙂

  20. termgirl says:

    Note to all sites on the WWW.
    No….. I do not wish to log in through Facebook.
    No…. I do not choose to “like” your site on Facebook.
    No….. I don not want to “share” my comment on Facebook.
    Glad we have that cleared up.

    • nebdem says:

      Facebook was a joint creation of the Tal Shiar (Romulan version of the CIA) and the Obsidian Order (Cardassian version of the CIA).

      Big Brother is so sneaky.

      • USAGramma says:

        Hiya nebdem. How’s the paw? 2 days to go…….

        • nebdem says:

          Greetings, Gramma! The thumb is pretty well healed up, but the index finger may need a couple of more days to heal up. I think I will go go back in the middle of next week. How is your day going?

      • bubbagumpy says:

        I really believe that the leaders of AOL/HP do not give a rat what happens to us, members of the internet community (to include our loss of civil rights and even bloodshed), as long as they make money. Here’s a guy who found out, too late, that money is not real security; there is always someone bigger and meaner lurking in the shadows.
        (Bain, from The Dark Knight Rises) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY7stDTWjRI

        • nebdem says:

          I agree, I feel they think that their policy won’t have a big impact, ever since the merger it has all been about profit, earning ‘clicks.’ Which is understandable because after-all it is a business, but the way you treat your clientele speaks volumes about the integrity of the business, Outright lying about the policy change not affecting those already joined to the site, and the blatant burying of all news even the threads created on the site about the change is disingenuous and indicates they feel that the can simply slip it past the people using the site. Well, that didn’t work, nor will an apology. The best thing for those upset would be to leave the site and try their best never to even click on the site again.

          • bubbagumpy says:


          • I’ve only been going back to see what’s happening with my fan count.

            Holy cats, I’m down exactly 90 fans.

            • nebdem says:

              I’ve checked the main page a couple of times to see what they are running. The last time I logged in I noticed I was down about 70 fans. I’m now determining whether I should cancel my account altogether. I have no desire to ever post there again, and I’m concerned that if I were to post something everything would show up on the screen, which is one reason why I’m leaning to removing my accounts.

              • termgirl says:

                It’s a very personal decision, neb, but I have no regrets about closing my account. I am not even tempted now to provide them with one more click.
                As RF has said, you will know when the time is right.

    • USAGramma says:

      Note to all sites on the WWW.

    • Co-signed, in it’s entirety.

      (dusting hands off)

  21. bubbagumpy says:

    (Sorry for the repost. I put it in the wrong place!)

    I really believe that the leaders of AOL/HP do not give a rat what happens to us, members of the internet community (to include our loss of civil rights and even bloodshed), as long as they make money. Here’s a guy who found out, too late, that money is not real security; there is always someone bigger and meaner lurking in the shadows.
    (Bain, from The Dark Knight Rises) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY7stDTWjRI

  22. CobaltBlueDawg says:


  23. The acquisition of HP is a desperate, flailing attempt to survive. They’ll just drag HP down with them.

    This is a 2011 article…

  24. USAGramma says:

    I did it! I removed my account. Now, I’ll see if it takes.

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