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by Saturnal
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Woman Cites ADA In Right To Keep Kangaroo For Therapy
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

I call bull...er.. kangaroo..sh..

This article is either an April Fool's joke, or bad journalism. A good journalist, when writing "Carr's therapist certified the animal as a therapy pet under the Americans with Disabilities Act" would've done their research and mentioned that it CAN'T be certified as such. The ADA was just revised i...
by Saturnal
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: SPQR
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered the first one to see how I'll like it.
by Saturnal
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Cadfael
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Sounds like a similar premise as The Name of the Rose by Umberto Ecco. That book also had a medieval monk in the role of a detective. Not a bad read.
by Saturnal
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Tapped
Replies: 11
Views: 854

I love an occasional Perrier. It has a distinctive taste, along with the mouth-feel of the bubbles, that makes it pretty clear its not tap water. I probably average about one or two of their glass bottles a day.
by Saturnal
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: VW Introduces Mandatory Fitness Program
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

VW Walks the Line Rather Well

This seems to me to be one of the best of its type. The employees are being hired (and paid) to do a job. The fact that the workouts are "on-the-clock" makes a world of difference to me. I've always thought it irritating all the things other companies will try to demand on time they have no claim on...
by Saturnal
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: IRS Agent Charged With Demanding, Accepting Bribe
Replies: 2
Views: 576

I would think that they would still have to pay the higher rate owed then. Even more surprising then, is that the business owners who turned it in decided to do it at a pretty steep financial cost to themselves.
by Saturnal
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: quotes
Replies: 82
Views: 28419

Which reminds me of a movie quote I think of from time to time....

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
by Saturnal
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: 20 good food rules
Replies: 3
Views: 447

I did. While I would normally consider myself sympathetic to its message, it delivered a VERY slanted message. I noticed that the movie didn't even make a token effort at objectivity when taking the side of farmers reneging on their contracts with corporations. That being said, there was still a lot...
by Saturnal
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: MA School Sends 8 Yr Old To Shrink For Jesus Drawing
Replies: 20
Views: 3901

Re: I'd rather see . . .

praecorloth wrote:
Saturnal wrote:
praecorloth wrote: You got hard evidence that God doesn't exist? That Jesus didn't die to save us? If you do, I'd like to see it.
I'm God. Doubt it? Prove me wrong.
You're the one making the claim. Go right ahead with your proof.
Am I the only one seeing inconsistency there? Part-time skepticism?
by Saturnal
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: MA School Sends 8 Yr Old To Shrink For Jesus Drawing
Replies: 20
Views: 3901

Re: I'd rather see . . .

praecorloth wrote: You got hard evidence that God doesn't exist? That Jesus didn't die to save us? If you do, I'd like to see it.
I'm God. Doubt it? Prove me wrong.
by Saturnal
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Domestic Marijuana Hurts Cartel Profits
Replies: 3
Views: 763

So, buy American.
by Saturnal
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: quotes
Replies: 82
Views: 28419

Reality TV?

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.

Kurt Vonnegut
by Saturnal
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Health Police Patrol Como Zoo
Replies: 2
Views: 646

by Saturnal
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Robber In Prison Sues Store He Robbed
Replies: 2
Views: 744

They should countersue for the cost of the ammunition.
by Saturnal
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Californian Pleads Guilty In Swiss Bank Tax Evasion
Replies: 4
Views: 8036

Income tax evasion is, however, considered a criminal matter.
by Saturnal
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Actress Nia Long: Fur Trade Equal To Slavery
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Almost every time I see one of their ads, I get even less sympathetic to their organization.
by Saturnal
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Six Shot In Chicago Funeral Service
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Six Shot In Chicago Funeral Service

thrice wrote:
Family said that the dead man had a past association with gangs but was no longer a member.
Doesn't this go without saying?
by Saturnal
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: The Finder Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 3340

I visit to check up on news, mostly to see a little bit of other viewpoints on local issues. I read the forum fairly regularly, but post much less often - I don't usually do so, but once in a while I have a point that I feel must be made.
by Saturnal
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 968

I'd agree. I saw it a while back and thought it was awesome.
by Saturnal
Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Music venues in the Twin Cities
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

I've never been there, but maybe Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Club?
by Saturnal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Pastor Melissa Scott - Not Your Ordinary Televangelist
Replies: 116
Views: 230804

I almost expect his next post to be ... "I love sea horses".

EDIT: this was a reference to
http://forum.minneapolisfinder.com/viewtopic.php?t=9950
by Saturnal
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Pastor Melissa Scott - Not Your Ordinary Televangelist
Replies: 116
Views: 230804

Awww. he edited out the part about being drilled by the Holy Spirit whenever he listened to Melissa. That was golden!
by Saturnal
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: George Tiller Abortion Doctor Shot Dead In Church
Replies: 54
Views: 13334

what's the status of a "preemie" in your mind? baby or fetus residing outside of mom? Pretty simply, if it's born (which a "preemie" is), its a baby. A significant portion of conceived fetuses miscarry, often in the very early stages of pregnancy, sometimes even before anyone knows they're pregnant...
by Saturnal
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: George Tiller Abortion Doctor Shot Dead In Church
Replies: 54
Views: 13334

...At this age, most reasonable people will agree we're talking about a human baby, whether he resides inside or outside of mom... Why is it so hard to understand that some of us don't see it as a baby until birth. Its even the most traditional way of reckoning such things. I celebrate my birthday,...
by Saturnal
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Greatest President
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Reagan ended the cold war by escalating it.
by Saturnal
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Pastor Melissa Scott - Not Your Ordinary Televangelist
Replies: 116
Views: 230804

Finally, I guess someone was willing to watch those videos for "research" purposes and tell us about it.
by Saturnal
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: quotes
Replies: 82
Views: 28419

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest - Denis Diderot

I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, After four I'm under my host! - Dorothy Parker

Just two quotes which have never failed to entertain me.
by Saturnal
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: 6 charged in attack on dad protecting daughter.
Replies: 2
Views: 513

I don't think Minnesota has a three-strikes law. California, most definitely, but not Minnesota.
by Saturnal
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

The only thing I can think of for the lavender is as a traditional component of herbs de provence - so if you can find a dish you'd like to try that uses that...
by Saturnal
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Madonna And Spears Explore Depths of Taste
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Sensationalism and Exaggeration

Sounds like the author of the article seems confused about what goes in an actual X-rated video. Ending up "almost naked" and "dancing closely together" - that's hardly enough to get an R-rating nowadays, let alone an "X'.
by Saturnal
Fri May 16, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Woman indicted in deadly MySpace hoax.
Replies: 2
Views: 451

I'd agree that what she did was horrendous. I had previously noted that Missouri had failed to file charges, with no current laws that they felt could apply. Which brings up my question. Anybody have any idea why a Missouri event is being brought in a federal court way over in Los Angeles. That just...
by Saturnal
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheist Soldier Claims Harassment
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Perhaps the answer lies in location. Stateside, I can't really see how this could occur. Overseas, movement can be much restricted. At the time this was an issue for me, I was overseas, and we had no off-base leisure. Our rooms were gone through two to three times a week. I wasn't proclaiming my non...
by Saturnal
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheist Soldier Claims Harassment
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Maybe you just need to get out more

Perhaps you were merely amongst nicer company. While being openly atheist in the Marines, I did have those (including my CO for a time) who had a problem with it. On the other hand, many did not, but those who did have a problem with it tended to lose any ounce of self-control when the subject of a ...
by Saturnal
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Office Manager Charged In $300k Theft
Replies: 2
Views: 419

thrice wrote: How crazy is that?
Exactly. When I think of sitting on the beach in Hawaii and sipping something, I think cool and refreshing... not coffee.
by Saturnal
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Pastor Melissa Scott - Not Your Ordinary Televangelist
Replies: 116
Views: 230804

*cue organ music*
by Saturnal
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Texas Courts Recognize Sharia Law
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

It's funny, I thought of the Franklin Mint while writing my original post as well. :) I'd have to agree with you that it tends to be a sad thing when an alternate system is allowed to replace our legal system. Unfortunately, in cases where someone is victimized, the alternate method would result in ...
by Saturnal
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Texas Courts Recognize Sharia Law
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

No, Texas Courts Recognize a Sharia-themed arbitration

This isn't a case of "impending sharia law", it's just a simple case of a disagreement being settled by arbitration. That the "company" doing the arbitration is called the Texas Islamic Court doesn't suddenly make it an official mouthpiece of the state or federal government, it is still just an arbi...
by Saturnal
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Padilla Gets 17 Years In Terror Plot
Replies: 1
Views: 412

In the interest of accuracy, he didn't get 17 years for the dirty bomb plot - the charges he was convicted for were brought much later in his incarceration.
by Saturnal
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: padre's challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 3403

I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything while I was reading this, or my nose would be dripping and burning.
by Saturnal
Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: DEA Raids Medical Pot Clinics
Replies: 3
Views: 788

"largely unregulated" sounds more like a present but minimal or ineffective regulation (such as requiring a permit, which LA County does) than "doesn't regulate the distributors at all " (emphasis mine). Though, I think you are actually right that California doesn't regulate them at all, since it te...
by Saturnal
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: DEA Raids Medical Pot Clinics
Replies: 3
Views: 788

The organization that seems to be making all of the claims is the DEA. There has been friction between the state and federal goverments since marijuana was (medicinally) legalized in California. The local governments have granted licenses to the dispensaries, and the federal government arrests the d...
by Saturnal
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Meat
Replies: 34
Views: 5304

dorajar wrote: I do like the occasional brat, though usually I go for the chicken-spinach-feta brats from Lunds or the friendly neighborhood co-op.
Most of the neighborhood kids around me tend towards less healthy foods than chicken, spinach, and feta. But, if you can find em, bon appetit!
by Saturnal
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Caring Economics
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

To the unenlightened, in my above post I seemed to be merely mentioning a book covering a similiar theme as the initial post.

In reality, it was meant to be covert commie-BS :P
by Saturnal
Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Caring Economics
Replies: 20
Views: 3738

Dorajar,

The caring economics theme is one I came across when I read The Invisible Heart by Nancy Folbre a few years back. It made me think about caregivers and their value in a different light.