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Phat
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Message 1 of 35 (899400)
10-13-2022 5:02 AM


Justice was served.
Jury awards nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook families in Alex Jones case
I'm searching for comments on this case. My gut reaction, upon hearing the verdict was the title of this thread. Spreading lies attracts flies.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Phat
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Message 2 of 35 (899401)
10-13-2022 5:07 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
10-13-2022 5:02 AM


The Jury Is No Longer Out
The Jury is no longer out.
CNN writes:
A jury in Connecticut decided that the right-wing conspiracy theorist should pay eight families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and a first responder a staggering $965 million. (...) While Jones may face a reckoning, nearly a decade after his heinous lie about the Sandy Hook shooting, the corrosive blueprint that catapulted him to fame and fortune on the political right is here to stay.
It is impossible to unwind.
Comments? My personal opinion is that though Jones was somewhat entertaining in a National Enquirer sort of way, he crossed the line when using families who suffered heartrending losses from which they will never recover to make money on InfoWars. Jesus is likely not pleased with him at all. It will be interesting to watch the reaction from his side. If he thinks that he will ultimately make money from the publicity, he had better repent before he winds up in hell.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 3 of 35 (899404)
10-13-2022 6:12 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
10-13-2022 5:02 AM


Alex Jones would have to be mentally ill.

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ringo
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Message 4 of 35 (899423)
10-13-2022 1:03 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Phat
10-13-2022 5:07 AM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
Phat writes:
Comments?
I had to google Alex Jones. Why would you even know about this guy?

"Oh no, They've gone and named my home St. Petersburg.
What's going on? Where are all the friends I had?
It's all wrong, I'm feeling lost like I just don't belong.
Give me back, give me back my Leningrad."
-- Leningrad Cowboys

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PaulK
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Message 5 of 35 (899424)
10-13-2022 1:35 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by ringo
10-13-2022 1:03 PM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
For one thing, Faith was a fan.

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AZPaul3
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Message 6 of 35 (899430)
10-13-2022 2:30 PM
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10-13-2022 1:03 PM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
Media paid significant attention and he was the subject of many heated arguments in the right's disinfo campaigns. I'm surprised this hadn't leaked through the maple syrup up there.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 7 of 35 (899432)
10-13-2022 4:05 PM


BLAIAWHNBP
He will continue to tie this verdict up in court and so may never pay anything, but it's still costing him a bundle for lawyers. Now that Rush is dead Jones holds the title Biggest Living Asshole in America Who Has Never Been President or BLAIAWHNBP for short.
The only good thing about this guy is he is conning $millions from rightwing nutjobs!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
Phat
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Message 8 of 35 (899657)
10-17-2022 9:57 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by ringo
10-13-2022 1:03 PM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
He is just some goober to me. I sized him up fairly accurately the first time I heard him.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Phat
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Message 9 of 35 (899658)
10-17-2022 10:08 AM


Tucker Carlson & Kanye
Another public spectacle that I heard about was Conservative Black Rapper/Artist Kanye West and Tucker Carlson, your favorite!
Kanye is fascinating because he is conservative and a crazy genius.
Tucker can kiss my grits, however.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


  
ringo
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Message 10 of 35 (899678)
10-17-2022 1:09 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Phat
10-17-2022 9:57 AM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
Phat writes:
He is just some goober to me.
Quotes are nice, so I don't have to scour the thread to find out what the hell you're talking about.
Phat writes:
I sized him up fairly accurately the first time I heard him.
There's a first time for everything.

"Oh no, They've gone and named my home St. Petersburg.
What's going on? Where are all the friends I had?
It's all wrong, I'm feeling lost like I just don't belong.
Give me back, give me back my Leningrad."
-- Leningrad Cowboys

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Phat
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Message 11 of 35 (899688)
10-17-2022 3:38 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by ringo
10-17-2022 1:09 PM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
ringo writes:
There's a first time for everything.
No wonder you have so many posts here at EvC. You are not only a Contrarian but a Quotidian as well. (is there such a word? )

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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ringo
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Message 12 of 35 (899721)
10-18-2022 11:46 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Phat
10-17-2022 3:38 PM


Re: The Jury Is No Longer Out
Phat writes:
You are not only a Contrarian...
I am not a contrarian. It's just that you're wrong a lot.
Phat writes:
... but a Quotidian as well.
Quotidian means daily. I don't know how that applies.
Phat writes:
No wonder you have so many posts here at EvC.
I do try to reply to every post that replies to me. It would be nice if some other people did that.

"Oh no, They've gone and named my home St. Petersburg.
What's going on? Where are all the friends I had?
It's all wrong, I'm feeling lost like I just don't belong.
Give me back, give me back my Leningrad."
-- Leningrad Cowboys

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Message 13 of 35 (901605)
11-13-2022 12:31 AM


Democrats hold the US Senate!
Even as the run-off in Georgia Dec. 6th is preparing, Arizona and Nevada come through for the Democrat incumbents and now hold the Senate.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Phat
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Message 14 of 35 (901689)
11-14-2022 2:29 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by xongsmith
11-13-2022 12:31 AM


Re: Democrats hold the US Senate!
The old codger will get blamed for the next great economic recession/depression, which will hit within a year. He just isn't bright enough.

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dwise1
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Message 15 of 35 (901690)
11-14-2022 2:49 AM
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11-14-2022 2:29 AM


Re: Democrats hold the US Senate!
Trump? Not if he gets indicted and convicted first.

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