“It is too early to tell, however, whether the split will herald a wider regional rupture or is simply the consequence of the long friction between Zawahiri and ISIS’s Iraqi leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Much will depend on how other al-Qaeda-linked groups in the region respond, said Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Institution’s Intelligence Project.”
“Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.”
So I tuned in late on the creationists’ YouTube feed. Half a million watching… but because I didn’t start “live”, it shut down when it was over (with an ad to buy it from Ken Ham). I had only seen Ham’s presentation. I’m watching the NPR feed now with 9000 views.
Nye is being witty to a tough room that is afraid to respond, if not pay attention altogether. He’s definitely the enemy.
I think i should re-think my position on this debate. something haruko said earlier resonated.
I think he is referring to a comment you made about how some see this as a bad idea. I referred to that point in the comment below.
No the other one.
She brought up a good point about how it may be a fruitless effort, considering it won’t change any opinions no matter what Nye says that is factual. It also helps the Creationist movement by getting national exposure.
She said it’s about time someone stood-up to creationist—something like that. I held the position of it being fruitless.
I feel it is more of a sideshow to be honest. Not that the argument shouldn’t take place, but this will probably be a windfall for the Creationists, it does open up another quasi culture war battle, meaning that both sides will gain from fundraising.
Yes that’s my initial view but I think it needs to be considered, the only way to get OUR side ( the fault always lies in our side’s apathy) fired up.
Creationist work in the shadows influencing school boards.
I think there’s something to be said for finally standing up to their lies and BS and pointing out what lies and BS it is. You won’t change THEIR minds, but maybe a few minds will be changed elsewhere.
Exactly- neither side will actually “win” this debate per se, it’s about showing them they won’t go unchallenged.
That was my position as well 😉
Follow up: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/03/russia-sochi-games-highlight-homophobic-violence
We only need to look at Putin for the reason this is happening, he allows it, he practically wrote the book.
We may need milkshake recipes from Bass, Pepe took a stick in the mouth. He’s a mess.
to him that’s a good day-he likes pain.
He’s WEIRD like that!
If only Claude or BinB were here to respond to that………………….
you know I almost posted in 3, 2, 1.. . 🙂
Just to double down. The Korean kids video……… those children were actually playing the guitars. I’ve played for 48 years now and know what I’m watching for. They played those instruments.
Oh, wow. Amazing. But, I also felt sad for them.
Why? They looked like they were enjoying themselves. Watching those bass notes bounce off of that little girls thumb was great.
I just get the sense they were forced into doing that as babies. It’s North Korea.
There are a lot worse things to get forced into than playing a guitar.
Neb, my man! Hope things are good with you.
I saw this article earlier: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/02/04/Gibsons-Government-Series-guitars-made-from-seized-wood/UPI-92921391547635/
Wow!! They were raided twice. The second raid was bullshit, but the first raid????????? Must of us in the community felt they were dirty. Henry J, the ceo, is a teaparty, glenn beck dick sucking asshole.
Thanks for that link. I’ll send it to some of my guitar making friends.
I recall you mentioning something about this last year. It is something I have a hard time comprehending why it happened in the first place.
Gibson wasn’t exactly clean on the first raid. They were trying to extract wood from Madagascar after it was forbidden. That, of course, doesn’t stop the fucking chinese. Sorry I have a problem with China.
The second raid on Gibson was bs. it was wood from India which was completely above board. It was imported by people that I know personally.
Thanks for the background information. Too bad Gibson wasn’t trying to extract oil too, probably would have had full Congressional approval.
Pepe took a stick in the mouth. He had a big flap of skin hanging off his lip he just peeled off. He has two big scrapes on his upper lip, a scrape on his lower lip, a big cut in his mouth, a big scrape on the side of his nose and another big scrape on that part of the nose between the nostrils.
The guy got a 6-minute penalty.
I picture pepe as a walking scar.
We’re going to get hammered with snow tonight. It’s funny I can only now feel it in the air. Anyway, Lawnzilla is all gassed up and ready for battle. There’s something about nature bringing it’s worst that I enjoy.
We’re supposed to hit -15 F tomorrow night.
Do you have a wood stove?
yes, and a furnace. And I have a malamute to snuggle with.
Can’t argue with snugglin’ with a dawg.
Hi, CBD ! I have friends in Marblehead and Framingham. Hope they are ok!!
It’s supposed to be a very wet snow. I just don’t want it to take down our power lines.
Marblehead should be OK. Framingham will get it a bit worse. Here, worse yet
I just tested my generator last month. Stored 20 gallons of gasoline with a Sta-bil additive.
Okay…I’ve listened to this about 10 times tonight…Nice one by James Taylor – Copperline
And its a great photo of James too.
Greetings, LZ! He is coming near here soon.
Sweet! His music has a calming effect…better days.
I just had a ridiculous yet enticing idea but it’s time has not come.
Does it involve Justin Beiber and albino midget hookers?
Leave Justin out of this.
keep your kid in check.
You can’t handle his talent.
Being a douche is not a talent.
That wasn’t nice of you to say.
Sorry…very insensitive of me.
Just don’t link him with any Reptilian conspiracy and I will overlook this.
Better than all that.
Jack will serve no idea before it’s time.
of course not.
Come to Sochi! Don’t worry about the yellow snow, we’ve got it on tap!
They should shut that station for reporting banalities.
Good night, Dawg! Stay warm and dry.
Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage
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Goldman Sachs tears apart another European government
poor Denmark, a land of decency and sanity being gutted-out by filthy right-wing-corporate-fascists… dark days….
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