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01/14/2010 08:55:58 AM · #1
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Pat Robertson - Haiti cursed, made pact with the devil!
01/14/2010 09:06:26 AM · #2
No, I find it pathetic.
01/14/2010 09:13:16 AM · #3
Laughable, maybe. Sad and predictable as well.

01/14/2010 09:27:13 AM · #4
I'd really love to know whether he says stuff like this just for publicity or if he really thinks that way. Blaming disasters on the people who are the victims is just so bizarre.
01/14/2010 09:56:25 AM · #5
The people doing the blaming are bizarre. They make similar wacko claims for any disaster (Katrina, Andrew, 9/11, etc.).
01/14/2010 10:02:58 AM · #6
I think it makes perfect sense.

It is equal to the proposition that Saudi Arabia is blessed with oil and we can therefore establish with some certainty that Allah is the one true god and Mohammed is his messenger.

It also demonstrates that Christian fundamentalism has a very nasty side to it.
01/14/2010 10:08:49 AM · #7
I just find it funny that these small people are incapable of inventing a god that isn't as small as they are. Instead of some regal creator of the universe, he's nothing but a peevish, prissy drama queen with a homicidal bent that vents his spleen via wholesale slaughter every time someone suggests he isn't real. Please. A god with an inferiority complex? How fake does it have to be before it's seen for what it is?
01/14/2010 12:51:48 PM · #8
How do I know that some of you haven't made pacts with the devil, hmmmm?

I'm especially suspicious of the one that has all the ribbons.

01/14/2010 01:39:48 PM · #9
Originally posted by Mick:

How do I know that some of you haven't made pacts with the devil, hmmmm?

I'm especially suspicious of the one that has all the ribbons.


'And ya'know.... Mick... something happened a long time ago on dpchallenge... and the people might not wanna talk about it...

They were under the heel of Pentax... uhh, you know... the *ist D, DL uhh, DS or whatever... and... they got together and swore a pact to The Devil. They said "We will serve you... if you get us better low low-light performance and more ribbons." True Story.

And, so... The Devil said "Ok, it's a deal." And, uhh.. they... kicked the Pentax users out, you know... the Canon users revolted and got themselves L-glass... but ever since, they have been cursed... by one thing after another -- desperately lacking high votes.

That user base of dpchallenge is one community -- it's cut down the middle... on one side is Canon and on the other side is Nikon... and everybody else... The Canon-users are prosperous, ribbon-winners, full of top-10 challenge-positions, etc. Nikon and others are in desperate need of ribbons.

Same community... uh... they need to have and we need to provide for them... a great turning to Sony... and out of this tragedy, I'm optimistic something good may come -- but right now, we're voting for the bad images, and the bad images are just unimaginably bad.'
01/14/2010 02:01:43 PM · #10
The guy is a loon.
01/14/2010 04:37:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

The guy is a loon.


understatement of the year.
01/14/2010 04:44:58 PM · #12
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

The guy is a loon.


understatement of the year.


Ditto~
01/14/2010 04:52:00 PM · #13
Any self-respecting loon would be offended at the comparison.
01/14/2010 04:53:57 PM · #14
Originally posted by scalvert:

Any self-respecting loon would be offended at the comparison.


Maybe he's more of a grebe then...
01/14/2010 04:59:37 PM · #15
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Any self-respecting loon would be offended at the comparison.


Maybe he's more of a grebe then...

Auk! I think he's erne'd the title of booby -- if he isn't able to duck the negative publicity his goose may be cooked ... ;-)
01/14/2010 05:02:50 PM · #16
Maybe this is his swan song. :P
01/14/2010 05:13:05 PM · #17
Eider that or he'll have to eat crow and swallow his words ...
01/14/2010 10:24:56 PM · #18
...or duck for cover the next time he tries to pigeon hole someone.
01/15/2010 09:43:48 AM · #19
Seems like the idiot confused Haiti with Hades. lol

Doh!

Pat believes his crap, don't think the opposite.

Can't wait to see him join his buddies Jerry, Rex and Oral. ;) Has any human spewed more garbage than this mean bastard who seems to relish in the idea that God kills innocent people?

01/15/2010 11:54:46 AM · #20
More comments just as asinine:

//blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/pact_with_gaia/
01/15/2010 12:28:13 PM · #21
Don't know if seismic activity has been linked directly to global warming, but I assume the dail telegraph insists there is no global warming, so there's nothing to listen to there.
01/15/2010 12:47:09 PM · #22
Originally posted by LoudDog:

More comments just as asinine...

Glover's going off the reservation to make that connection, but the general idea might not be so farfetched. Sea levels have been relatively stable over the past 8,000 years or so following a major rise at the end of the last Ice Age. However, recent warming (setting aside the causality issue) has driven sea levels up about 10 inches over the past 100 years. That's millions of tons of mass being redistributed in a geological instant, and would surely have an effect on the tectonic plates supporting that weight.
01/15/2010 01:07:53 PM · #23
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by LoudDog:

More comments just as asinine...

Glover's going off the reservation to make that connection, but the general idea might not be so farfetched. Sea levels have been relatively stable over the past 8,000 years or so following a major rise at the end of the last Ice Age. However, recent warming (setting aside the causality issue) has driven sea levels up about 10 inches over the past 100 years. That's millions of tons of mass being redistributed in a geological instant, and would surely have an effect on the tectonic plates supporting that weight.


Do you have your numbers right? 10 inches sounds huge to me in 100 years.

EDIT: I found 7 inches (average 1.8mm a year) which is 30% less than you said but still more than I would have guessed (I was thinking 1-2 inches).

What about tides? They change the shift of water by feet twice a day. That's even faster.

Message edited by author 2010-01-15 13:14:05.
01/15/2010 01:40:23 PM · #24
I'm trying to do some back of the envelope calculations and working on a 2x2 post-it is not good. Here's the question: How much does an extra 10 inches of water compare to the weight of the caribbean plate? Here's what I found so far:

Caribbean plate: 3.2 million square km
Average depth of the oceanic plate: 10 km
Average density of oceanic plate: 3g/cubic cm
Average density of water: 1g/cubic cm

So, the story problem for those who wish to goof around. What % of the plate's total weight is an extra 10 inches of water?

It's an interesting question. Thanks for bringing it up Shannon. I need a little diversion like this this morning.
01/15/2010 01:40:25 PM · #25
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Do you have your numbers right? 10 inches sounds huge to me in 100 years.
EDIT: I found 7 inches (average 1.8mm a year) which is 30% less than you said but still more than I would have guessed (I was thinking 1-2 inches).

It was just a ballpark guess off the top of my head (I was looking at a graph that showed over 20cm since 1900, with a cm being a little under 1/2 inch), but 7-8 inches is probably right. The exact number is not important to the point I was making since even a few inches represents a lot of mass. Note also that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating (currently 2.8-3mm/yr).

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

What about tides? They change the shift of water by feet twice a day. That's even faster.

Of course. Tidal forces from the moon account for most seismic activity, and adding millions of tons water is going to magnify that force. Imagine balancing a tray of water on your hand... in addition to the extra load stress itself, any tidal forces will be exaggerated as more weight shifts around.
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