a. Create a new forum
b. SOP - anything and everything related to guns
c. No guns related OPs in GD. None at all as it's the easiest rule to enforce and the most fair to both sides, and the rest of DUers.
I perfectly understand there will be a lot of angry people on both sides, but this way both sides can post in the same place, fight as many battles as they are pleased, and leave the rest of DU to discuss other topics.
First group of new hosts can be selected by voting: ask both sides to nominate equal number of candidates in two separate threads. That should avoid any accusations of unfair treatment.
Can you please add SOP exception for pope?
As I understand from your answer to another poster that pope is a "big news" for now, editing SOP will remove all ambiguity. Not everyone reads this this forum, so exception in SOP might be a good idea as something more permanent until it expires.
On the bright side, under this plan, if you like your NSA spy, you get to keep your NSA spy, Stewart said to open The Daily Show, pointing out that just about every aspect of the agencys monitoring that had been denied by President Barack Obama turned out to be happening anyway, despite his insistence that it was being carried out in a manner consistent with the rule of law.
It turns out it wasnt so much rule of law-consistent as rule of law-adjacent, Stewart explained. Rules are meant to be broken. Im sorry, no, thats Precious Moments figurines. Those are meant to be broken. Rules are meant to be followed.
Keeping his attention on the NSAs online surveillance, Stewart turned to Aasif Mandvi or, Greychalk the proud dwarf paladin, as he insisted on being named to get his take on the news that the NSA had also taken to spying on players in the World of Warcraft and Second Life realms.
Sounds like a great idea to me. Never mind it's non-addictive, wonder how many lives can be saved, crimes not committed, adults and children lives not ruined by living with an alchoholic.
Getting drunk without the hangover or health risks scientist seeks investment for alcohol substitute drug
It targets neurotransmitters in the brain directly, giving the taker feelings of pleasure and disinhibition that are in some cases indistinguishable from the effects of drinking. Yet because it acts directly, it can also be immediately blocked by taking an antidote with drinkers potentially able to then drive or return to work straight away.
Prof Nutt is one of the countrys leading neuropsychopharmacologists, but he and his team at Imperial College London have hit a stumbling block perhaps unsurprisingly, no one in the drinks industry is willing to fund the drugs development.
One of the biggest benefits to Prof Nutts alcohol substitute would be to remove addiction as a drinking problem. The scientist said 10 per cent of drinkers become addicted, and that addicts account for most of the one and a half million people killed by alcohol every year.
Edited to add: Wiki page for David Nutt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nutt
This is one of my favourite soups, its very easy and very fast to cook.
1 cup of potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
1/3 cup of grated carrots
1 213g (6 oz) can of canned salmon
2 tablespoons of fresh dill weed
2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley
1 large bay leaf
salt - to taste
black pepper - to taste
Place potatoes, carrots, bay leaf, salt into the cook-pot, add enough water to cover potatoes with about 1.5 inches of liquid, add all the liquid from the canned salmon. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are ready (10-15 min). I prefer mine to be very soft.
Remove thick parts of the stalks from dill weed and parsley, chop fine and set aside. Chop and set aside remaining dill weed and parsley leaf.
When potatoes are cooked add salmon, chopped parsley and dill weed stalks, more salt if needed, add hot water if soup is too thick. I prefer mine fairly thick. Bring to boil, reduce heat and let it simmer for 5 min.
Remove from heat, add chopped dill weed and parsley, let it stand for a couple of minutes before serving. Serve with crusty bread or Jacob's Cream Crackers (Water Biscuits). Enjoy!
Edit: I changed the cooking time for potatoes to 10-15 min. Please check after 10 min if potatoes are ready. Some of the heritage potatoes I use take longer to cook.
No, according to Dame Stella Rimington, former head of the of MI5. To see that, she says, you just have to look at the numbers.
To keep a constant watch on just one of those people, you would need a team of at least six surveillance operatives, Dame Stella says. But of course they couldn't work 24 hours a day, so you would need three teams of six.
And if 2,000 people were to be followed like that, we'd be talking about 50,000 full-time spies doing nothing but following suspected terrorists. That's more than 10 times the number of people employed by MI5. The numbers don't add up.
As you are aware of course I am British, so please forgive me if this is a stupid question but is it legally allowed to post a link to anything that is hosted and/or was released by WikiLeacks on DU?
Would be OK if you were UK website but have no idea where US stands on this issue.
Hugo Chávez kept his promise to the people of Venezuela
For all the attention paid to the relation between Chávez and Castro, the lesser known fact is that Chávez's political education owes more to another Marxist president who was also an avowed democrat: Chile's Salvador Allende. "Like Allende, we're pacifists and democrats," he once said. "Unlike Allende, we're armed."
This is a shorter online version of the article I read in Guardian yesterday. If someone has a link to full version, can you post it please?
I wish it was not true. I wish I didn't read it. I can not believe its Bradley Manning who is facing years in prison yet torturers are walking free because president Obama has their backs. I don't understand and I don't ever want to understand how could ANYONE justify what was done by UK and US governments.
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Exclusive: General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse
The pattern in Iraq provides an eerie parallel to the well-documented human rights abuses committed by US-advised and funded paramilitary squads in Central America in the 1980s. Steele was head of a US team of special military advisers that trained units of El Salvador's security forces in counterinsurgency. Petraeus visited El Salvador in 1986 while Steele was there and became a major advocate of counterinsurgency methods.