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Unless Obama plans to orbit 100 US fighter-bombers, fully loaded with air-to-ground weapons, over Irbil and Sinjar, 24/7, then that number needs to be increased from 4 a day to 400 a day...starting tomorrow. And I mean, what's the point of limiting the strikes? If one or two armored personnel carriers, made in the US, and manned by blood-thirsty terrorist savages threatening death to America as soon as they get the time, is okay, why not all of them? Are we concerned that we might unintentionally eliminate the threat to us and to our allies in the region if we don't severely limit our targets? Wouldn't "accidentally" killing ever last one of those monsters with 500lbs bombs be a good thing?
California state flower! It's also become a cliche.
I'm not confident the story merits a discussion on Pitcher's preferences in underwear materials. I could be wrong, though.
I can tell you, relying on considerable experience, it already is construed as a pejorative for a physical disability...the physical disability to play to par; a malady from which, I'm extremely sad to say, I'm a long-sufferer.
You really need to pay closer attention to what you read. The good professor's fears had to do strictly with horticulture. He had nothing to say about physics or astronomy, which apparently remain safe until Ben audits a physics class or visits an observatory.
Every ant trail began as a lost ant wandering around aimlessly.
(sarc on) Actually there is another underlying aspect to this story. It's not so much that academics are never questioned, but rather, when they are, and when they're shown to be wrong in jaw-dropping fashion, there are no serious adverse consequences. They don't lose their jobs or their overstuffed chairs in the professors' lounge. They still get their books published, and lo and behold, people still buy them! There simply is no "Darwinian" mechanism in play here to protect the herd from their lunacy, and so the disadvantageous traits of the monumentally stupid academics tend to proliferate throughout the gene pool of ideas, infecting society. Any healthy society, if it is to remain healthy over the long haul, must demonstrate to its intellectuals the fact there are consequences to proposing a bad idea, just as there are for the inventor who invents a stupid invention, or the businessman with the stupid business model, or the politician with the stupid policy proposal...wait...strike that last one! I say we go get Professor Ben Pitcher and string 'em up! I say we pin a sign to his corpse that reads, "Anyone else got any bright ideas?" And I say we leave his body hanging from the bell tower of Westminster University until the rope rots, or until once again the Sun never sets on the British Empire! Who's with me?! (sarc off)
Well there you go! You've just proved to Professor Ben Pitcher that the eating of organically grown vegetables and fruits cause racism in human beings, which, if I've correctly read between the few lines of this story I actually read before I couldn't take anymore, was Pitcher's fear.
Really? Isn't the blind man king in the land of the sighted? Oh...wait. Is that right?
And this is the sort of thing that comes of the National Health Service waiting times to see a physician!
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