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bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
May 9, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
what's a lib to do when their beloved un is responsible for giving a nation to their personification of evil?

by the way, the only way hawking would be born today is to a pro-life mother
monolith

climber
SF bay area
May 9, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Bookworm's right, cuz ultrasound machines can predict ALS decades in advance now.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 9, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
bookworm is a fuking moran. I'm saddened that we have to share this world with the likes of him.
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
May 9, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Hawking is a scientist of tremendous integrity. As one of the greatest thinkers in his field, he publicly announced at a conference in Dublin that he was WRONG about a theory that he (and Kip Thorne) defended for 30 years. That takes some real humility.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 9, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
he could sure teach that tebow a few things
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
May 9, 2013 - 06:31pm PT

“Despite his reputation in the West as a "dove", Peres' career to date includes war crimes in Lebanon, support for collective punishment of Palestinians in Gaza, and, in private discussions, incitement against non-Jewish citizens. Anyone would do well to avoid a conference hosted by such a hypocrite. Simply not being Ariel Sharon does not really cut it; Peres should be scheduled for a trip to The Hague, not welcoming foreign dignitaries and celebrities.”


Todays:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/05/20135953058699815.html

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 9, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
Isn't that the same picture of Hillary they show patients in Hospital ERs to help treat individuals checking in with erections lasting more than 4 hours? Cialis and Viagra induced erections just don't stand a chance.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 9, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Retinas dont stand a chance lol!
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 9, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
by the way, the only way hawking would be born today is to a pro-life mother

Showing off yer smarts again, eh bookworm?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis




Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 9, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Isn't that the same picture of Hillary they show patients in Hospital ERs to help treat individuals checking in with erections

Uh, Rodger? You ain't exactly Clark Gable, brah.
mt10910

climber
May 9, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
where to begin.

Hilary is 65 years old. To knock her for how she looks is offensive on so many levels. Do folks have mothers? Dads? Grow up.

Stephen Hawkings has integrity? He cheated on his wife. You call that integrity? What are you talking about. Sure the guy is good with numbers, but what a person does is not who he is.

Israel wants all Palestinians gone? Really? That makes no sense.
Israel is as dependent on the cheap Palestinian work force as we are on the cheap Mexican work force.

Please do some reading,or some climbing or some climbing reading and stay away from discussions about a strangers integrity, Hilary's looks, and why semetic folks got issues with each other.

carry on
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
May 10, 2013 - 09:29am PT
the (il)liberal (il)logic of moral relativity:

in 1973 hawking attended a conference in the ussr AFTER the soviets brutally oppressed uprisings in hungary and czeck...the soviets, by the way, also sent dissident scientists to the gulag

in 2007 hawking attended the physics olympiad in iran where they still stone adultresses, hang homosexuals, and persecute non-muslims


what's life like in israel? 1.6 million arabs live in insrael (20% of the population) with full citizenship rights; they vote; serve in the knesset, on the supreme court, in the foreign service, in the media, on the police forces, and even in the military

yep, sounds terribly oppressive to me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWwCKvvodBA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLgDQzDNr1Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT6iKFQDEP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etDb5tXPawc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBNRVgq59Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZEGsnWZKh8




winston smith is dead
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 10, 2013 - 09:35am PT
so thats whos body we saw that pastor shitting down the neck of on cnn's trinity simulcast

tell us about the gulags your itch is pining for?
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
May 10, 2013 - 09:50am PT
his pursuit for the theory of everything
must be pretty demanding.

no time for anything else
when you're tieing a bow around infinity.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 10, 2013 - 09:58am PT
wonder how his come clean about domestic abuse fits into that?
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
May 10, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
mt10190,

I wasn't commenting on Hawking's personal life. You misread my post. Perhaps I wasn't clear.....sheesh. Get your panties untwisted and relax...it seems like YOU'RE the one who needs to get out for a bit of climbing.
mt10910

climber
May 10, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Credit: mt10910

not this weekend, two weekends ago, this weekend was at anchortown hospital visiting non-coma, comaboy-he woke up.

The implication of Stephen being a "typical" scientist is that the same "integrity" applies to his personal/political life. It doesn't.

"Typical" I don't know a scientist that hasn't written a paper proving his old paper wrong. It is great for grant writing. You write a paper, you provide a testable hypothesis to get funding to investigate. You use the money to get more data/information. You write another paper saying the 1st paper was not fully correct (wrong) and the process continues. As scientists it is our culture to prove wrong, it has nothing to do with integrity.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 10, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Stephen Hawkings has integrity? He cheated on his wife. You call that integrity?

I call that impressive as hell. The dude can't even speak on his own.
mt10910

climber
May 10, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
deft with a mouth wand
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
May 10, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
I rejoice reading that Professor Hawking is boycotting the upcoming conference in Jerusalem. Now...if he would only join the Kardashian boycott.

Signing the petition calling for E! to cease public abuse and stop airing all Kardashian-related programming... would title him forever as Practicing Professor of Proper, Pure and Aboveboard Principle

My ears will be glued to the BBC....
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