Feb 9, 2012 maps commented on Herzog Is Right about Chickens.
Charles, have you ever heard of Mike the Headless Chicken? In 1945, he lived for 18 months without a head. http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/
Feb 3, 2012 maps commented on Lunchtime Quickie: I Believe The Children Are Our Future.
I went to a small college that was ranked 25 in the nation for private, liberal arts colleges at the time. This is a real quote from a freshman in my class: "Canada. We own that, right?"
Jan 13, 2012 maps commented on What Do You Do About Noisy Neighbors?.
You could go talk to them when you don't hear music but suspect they are home. Say you don't want to be a drag, but it gets to be a bit much sometimes.
Jan 13, 2012 maps commented on What Do You Do About Noisy Neighbors?.
Go knock on their door and talk to them, politely, like an adult.
Jul 8, 2011 maps commented on Theater of Cruelty.
Only in the privileged west could the wasting of food be considered entertainment or artistic. And if you don't like seeing the wanton waste of life for nothing more than entertainment (of a bunch of rich assholes who probably wouldn't deign to eat rabbit, anyway), you're a PETA-freak. Okay, got it.
Jul 1, 2011 maps commented on More SF News: Goldfish Ban!.
@9 Actually, most rescue/adoption centers are very different from pet stores in that they re-home pets people discard for various reasons (often because of unrealistic expectations of that adorable puppy from the pet store or breeder). Sure, you pay an adoption fee, but there is no profit-- the fees go toward vet care for the often neglected or abused animals they take in, food, toys, etc. Pet stores buy animals at wholesale from breeders/mills and sell them at/for a profit. I know, nuance is hard. And you pay either way, but unfortunately a lot of people do not value what they don't pay for, even animals, so giving pets away for free isn't necessarily helping them.
Jun 29, 2011 maps commented on Kalebu, Testifying in His Own Defense, Says His God Told Him to Attack His Enemies.
@32-- I agree. He doesn't give a shit, because he is a sociopath. It would be nice to think of him consumed by his own guilt about what he did to those poor women, but sociopaths are simply not capable of that. He will never give a shit.

I'm all for getting treatment for people who need it, but this guy is beyond repair. He'll never be a contributing member of society. Let him rot in prison.
Jun 28, 2011 maps commented on Why Kalebu's Testimony Tomorrow Is Important.
Thank you.
Jun 27, 2011 maps commented on Kalebu Comes to Court and Declares His Intent to Testify.
Yes, the best way to ensure that justice is served in any situation is to make sure no one can see how the system works. That makes complete sense.
Jun 27, 2011 maps commented on Kalebu Comes to Court and Declares His Intent to Testify.
I can't understand how this trial *isn't* worth covering. Does no one care about the workings of our criminal justice system and how it collides with mental health issues and the mental health system? People scream, "Why was he on the streets??" but then don't want to know about how the system works for someone like him? If you don't care or can't stomach it, don't read it. Your lack of interest doesn't mean it's not important.