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Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 22:01 by John Sinteur in category: Google



So you can run the Google Docs store app in Chrome as a Chrome App which runs as an App on my android device, or, alternatively, run the Google Docs store app in Firefox as a web app which runs as an app on Firefox OS?

What does the word “app” even mean?

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Let’s check the math….

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 14:51 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


JESUS + Anything = Nothing

JESUS + Nothing = JESUS + (JESUS + Anything)

2(JESUS) + Anything = Everything

JESUS = (Everything-Anything)/2

Yeah, I’m stumped; Jesus is slightly less than half of everything?

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  1. I got this one:

    Assume that “Nothing” = 0.

    Therefore Jesus + Anything = 0,
    which implies Anything = – Jesus
    i.e. Anything is the AntiChrist (remember we’re using imaginary numbers here).

    And Jesus + 0 = Everything, is self-evident, as any fule kno.

  2. Nothing is better than Jesus. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Conclusion: A ham sandwich is better than Jesus.

  3. All this Jesus crap is annoying. Being annoyed is worse than nothing. Conclusion nothing is better than being annoyed by Jesus crap. Wait.. that did not come out the way I wanted. Ah forget this comment, I am going to make a ham sandwich.

  4. You’re all going to hell. Save me a spot next to the AC.

  5. Just take Jesus out of the equation altogether and you’re left with Anything < Nothing < Everything.

    How can nothing be more than anything?

Did Jindal tell us his brother’s law firm represents BP before signing SB 469? We didn’t get the memo from press office

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 12:11 by John Sinteur in category: News


When Jindal signed SB 469 into law on Friday he not only killed the pending lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E) but he also placed in extreme jeopardy the claims by dozens of South Louisiana municipalities and parish governments from the disastrous 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill that killed 11 men and discharged 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, spoiling beaches and killing fish and wildlife.

By now, most people who have followed the bill authored by Sen. Bret Allain (R-Franklin) but inspired by Sen. Robert Adley (R-Benton) know that big oil poured money and thousands of lobbying man hours into efforts to pass the bill with its accompanying amendment that makes the prohibition against such lawsuits retroactive to ensure that the SLPFA-E effort was thwarted.

Most followers of the legislature and of the lawsuit also know that up to 70 legal scholars, along with Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, strongly advised Jindal to veto the law because of the threat to the pending BP litigation.

Altogether, the 144 current legislators received more than $5 million and Jindal himself received more than $1 million from oil and gas interests. Allain received $30,000 from the oil lobby and Adley an eye-popping $600,000.

So, when BP lobbyists began swarming around the Capitol like blow flies buzzing around a bloated carcass, the assumption was that BP somehow had a stake in the passage of SB 469 and that infamous amendment making the bill retroactive.


The Washington, D.C., law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is one of the firms that represented BP in negotiating a $4.5 billion settlement that ended criminal charges against the company. Included in that settlement amount was a $1.26 billion criminal fine to be paid over five years.

An associate of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who has defended clients in government audit cases and in several whistleblower cases is one Nikesh Jindal.

He also is assigned to the division handling the BP case.

Nikesh Jindal is the younger brother of Gov. Piyush, aka Bobby Jindal.

Suddenly, John Barry’s words take on a little more significance: “We all assumed there was definitely something it in for them.”

Something in it for them indeed.

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Uber sign-ups soar by 850 percent as cab drivers protest

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 11:37 by John Sinteur in category: News


Taxi-hailing app Uber saw sign-ups jump to record levels on Wednesday, following a rush of publicity as cab drivers across Europe went on strike to protest against the company.

Marketing experts described the strike as an “own goal”, after Uber said there had been an 850 percent increase in sign-ups compared to last Wednesday.

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  1. This is like a Streisand effect all over again.

  2. It is actually worse than Streisand.

    “I need a cab! What do you mean they are on strike! Is there a way to find an alternative?”

    Just as brilliant as that great Leslie Nielsen line…

    “Who are you and how did you get in?”

    “I’m a locksmith, and I’m a locksmith”

Scientists condemn ‘crazy, dangerous’ creation of deadly airborne flu virus

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 11:14 by John Sinteur in category: News


Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as “crazy” by opponents.

US researchers said the experiments were crucial for understanding the public health risk posed by viruses currently circulating in wild birds, but critics condemned the studies as dangerous and called on funders to stop the work.

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a technique called reverse genetics to build the virus from fragments of wild bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily from one animal to another.

“The work they are doing is absolutely crazy. The whole thing is exceedingly dangerous,” said Lord May, the former president of the Royal Society and one time chief science adviser to the UK government. “Yes, there is a danger, but it’s not arising form the viruses out there in the animals, it’s arising from the labs of grossly ambitious people.”

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  1. Ever see “The Stand”? Fiction becomes reality.

Creationist author asks: If evolution is true, “is rape wrong?”

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 8:35 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

Ok, let’s follow that thought… Since humans are social creatures that rely primarily on their intellect and communal structures to thrive, those who are inclined toward rape would be exhibiting negative traits – namely, violence toward one’s own race, a disregard for others, and general malice. Each of these traits are unfavorable in the grand scheme of group dynamics as well as self-preservation (in that making enemies is bad for one’s self).
So yes, rape is objectively bad within the context of racial/social progress and evolution of the human species.

The bible, on the other hand, permits and encourages rape.

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  1. Ah, the old “you’ll get raped if you don’t do what we say” argument. Off with his nuts!

  2. Only nuts? Take the head also – both them, although the one on the top of neck is useless in thee cases

  3. Hey, I just don’t want his kind reproducing! Evolutionarily speaking that is the result we want.

  4. “Ah, the old “you’ll get raped if you don’t do what we say” argument. Off with his nuts!”

    Spoken like a true Taliban. Agree with my point of view or die.

  5. Ah dear reader, this is, what we might well call, for the sake of argument, a joke.

    Such a cry-baby. He won’t die as a eunuch. It might be a teeny bit uncomfortable at first (bags of frozen peas help, apparently), but he’ll soon be back on the job.

    And if cats are anything to go by, he won’t even miss them. He’ll be better off really. Now where are my old fashioned sheep shears?

Louie Gohmert tells Congress the ‘good news’ that non-Christians are ‘going to Hell’

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 8:28 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

This guy sits on the subcommittee on the constitution, civil rights and civil liberties….

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  1. Cancel my subscription to the resurrection.

  2. The lunatics are indeed in charge of the assylum

  3. Makes you look forward to the “rapture”. Do we get their stuff?