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Dr Adequate
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Message 1 of 11 (700276)
05-31-2013 7:02 PM


A man carried a home-made bomb into the State of Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission office on Wednesday, incensed by the absence of the letter "d" on the sign outside their building:

According to his manifesto on YouTube:

Secondly, my hope – is for you to be literate! If you’re literate in English grammar, then you comprehend English grammar. The majority of people, who reside in District-8, are illiterate – hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure. [...] You don’t allow the government to control your grammar structure, listener? [...] In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can’t trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.

We all knew this day would come. Some of us have been secretly hoping for it. You have no place to hide any more.

* straps on explosive vest *


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Rahvin
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Message 2 of 11 (700279)
05-31-2013 7:39 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
05-31-2013 7:02 PM


...truly, reality is stranger than fiction.

“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.” - Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.” – Albert Camus

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." - Barash, David 1995...

"Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends." - Gandalf, J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord Of the Rings


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Message 3 of 11 (700306)
06-01-2013 7:59 PM


They should get that fixed though.

Looks like shit.


Love your enemies!

  
CoolBeans
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Message 4 of 11 (700307)
06-01-2013 8:04 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
05-31-2013 7:02 PM


They surely have low standards

Edited by CoolBeans, : No reason given.


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Larni
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Message 5 of 11 (700310)
06-01-2013 8:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
05-31-2013 7:02 PM


I can't believe that nobody notice the missing 'd'.

The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Does a query (thats a question Stile) that uses this physical reality, to look for an answer to its existence and properties become theoretical, considering its deductive conclusions are based against objective verifiable realities.
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 134


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Panda
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Message 6 of 11 (700313)
06-01-2013 9:06 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Larni
06-01-2013 8:35 PM


Larni writes:

I can't believe that nobody notice the missing 'd'.


Judging from some of the other letters (near where the 'd' should have been) it looks like it was possibly scratched off.

I agree that someone probably would have noticed a missing letter when it was being made.
But if it was removed later (e.g. by vandals) then I find it very believable that no-one had got around to getting it fixed.


"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Rahvin
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Message 7 of 11 (700319)
06-01-2013 10:41 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Larni
06-01-2013 8:35 PM


I can't believe that nobody notice the missing 'd'.

I see what you did there.


“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.” - Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.” – Albert Camus

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." - Barash, David 1995...

"Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends." - Gandalf, J. R. R. Tolkien: The Lord Of the Rings


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Panda
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Message 8 of 11 (700322)
06-01-2013 11:13 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Rahvin
06-01-2013 10:41 PM


Rahvin writes:

I see what you did there.


Oh...I obviously didn't.

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Son Goku
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Message 9 of 11 (700499)
06-03-2013 5:53 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Larni
06-01-2013 8:35 PM


Alot of errors.
Wow!, your write, its they're sine, so its there job to fix it's spelling.

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ringo
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Message 10 of 11 (700566)
06-04-2013 2:13 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
05-31-2013 7:02 PM


Loony writes:

The majority of people, who reside in District-8, are illiterate....


Well, if the majority of people reside in District-8, there must be a lot of overcrowding, which would explain why there are higher priorities than signage. It's a wonder we can see the sign at all among the billions of residents.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 11 of 11 (700567)
06-04-2013 2:25 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by ringo
06-04-2013 2:13 PM


How did I not see that?

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