commented on View-Obsessed West Seattle Homeowners Who Illegally Cut Trees Sued for $1.6M
@20: uh, you DO realize that trees, once dead, release all that carbon they "sequestered" back into the environment, right? And the brand new trees planted in their place? They release their carbon too, once dead in 50, 100, 150 years. So...not actually a solution for what you want them to be a solution for. But I agree that trees are pretty.
commented on Spotted: Muslim Jesus Takes the Link Train
@10: oh, I was thinking about how he said you should follow him at the expense of your family obligations, to give no thought for tomorrow, of his crazed certainty that the end of the world was immediately at hand, and that he came to bring his message upon the point of the sword. And his sermon on the mount - supposedly his finest work - is full of contradictions, faulty logic, unfalsifiable claims, and pure bullshit. A shitty, maniacal, street-corner doomsday preacher. We all know the type, and avoid them. Medicate them. But if you surround the persona with the trappings of pre-scientific Judea prophecy, somehow it gains legitimacy?