« on: March 30, 2014, 02:52:38 pm »
David Foster Wallace
What about those weed gangsters that are mad about you giving speeches in Bumfuck, Maine?
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(for instance, Moses didn't cross the Red Sea, it was the Reed Sea near the Nile Delta, which could have easily flooded on it's own natural power.)
There's historical evidence of Moses? Or do you mean that another translation said "Reed sea"?
Are Red and Reed as easily confusable in Arameic?
thanks suu! always interesting
You missed abolition. That's in there.
I think that Pergamos is essentially saying that he doesn't think that secondary harm that results from regular and frequent heroin use should be considered harm from heroin. I disagree, because by that logic we can also say that HIV is harmless because nobody gets sick from HIV, they get sick from secondary infections made possible by their HIV-compromised immune systems. Secondary physical harm is still physical harm, particularly when you're looking at an addiction rate of about 23% of all users.
No, I am saying that the graph is not well made because it is putting the harm due to addiction on a different axis and then putting that on the same graph. It's like making a graph that ranks cars on fuel consumption and exhaust produced. Harm from addiction is going to eclipse physical harm from the drug itself unless the drug itself is insanely physically harmful (like, say, krokodil)
QuotePolice are working to retrieve that video from Shellie Zimmerman’s smashed iPad in hopes that it will give them a better idea of what went on before they were summoned by a 911 call from Shellie on Monday. If this video can be retrieved it will fill in a lot of gaps. The household surveillance video is video only. While it shows a lot, for example it clearly shows Zimmerman throwing the iPad to the ground and smashing it into several pieces, the video from the iPad, which Shellie says was operating throughout the incident until George grabbed it out of her hands and threw it to the ground, will have an audio track as well.
Interesting behaviour.QuoteUpdate 3:06 p.m.: The Associated Press says that Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, who is seeking a divorce, was the one who called the police. Police say that she alleges that George Zimmerman threatened her and her father.
And this seems to be the reason.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/09/10/george_zimmerman_gun_shellie_zimmerman_changes_her_story_says_husband_didn.htmlQuoteGeorge Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, called 911 on Monday afternoon to report that her husband was threatening her and her father with a gun. In a recording of that frantic call, Shellie can be heard telling the dispatcher that George had "his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer." "Step closer and what?" the dispatcher responds. "And he's going to shoot us," Shellie Zimmerman replies. Later in the call, Shellie can be heard warning her father to stay away from her husband: "Dad, get inside the house; George might start shooting at us."
This is the woman who got a slap on the wrist for perjury, so we've got an unreliable witness here. How much is trying to get him in deep shit? Probably at least some, Divorce is rarely fun.
Layers and layers of bullshit here. There's so much guilt between these two I doubt the system will let up until one of them does some time.
You got to wonder if her perjury was out of fear and an abusive dynamic or he's recently become MOAR of an asshole.
If you listen to the 911 call, she sounds clearly out of her head with fear.