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Prolific Joshua Tree Bloom Could Signal Warming Climate

You should try reading the article.

April 17, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Targeted Cancer Drugs Keep Myeloma Patients Up And Running

How can a drug company charge $10,450/month for a pill? Unconscionable.

February 18, 2013 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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Beth is not wrong—the story was junk, the military men were caricatures, the animals and machines weren't really that imaginative, and the battle sequences got boring after only a short time. The movie could've been easily been 45 minutes shorter; I got the sense that it was only as long as it was because the money was already spent.

Avatar WAS entertaining, though, despite often being unintentionally amusing.

The comments here are really the highlight of this page, though. It's fun to watch people so vociferously defend something that is obviously a massive corporate cookie-cut effort to sucker people into being entertained into oblivion. You might as well be defending Microsoft.

All that said, count me in as entertained. Yes, Beth probably could've enjoyed it a little more if she'd wanted to, but there is certainly PLENTY to criticize about this formulaic, dumbed down, ultra-violent action film.

Side note: I had the exact same thought about the spear penetrating bulletproof space glass, so Eccentricus, consider your nitpick the Worst. Nitpick. Ever.

December 26, 2009 at 8:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Health Care Debate Comes to San Diego

Both of the people quoted sound equally ignorant.

August 12, 2009 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter Discusses First Year in Office, Economy, Health Care

"So if there's some way that we could override the Endangered Species Act...that would be huge."

Earth to Duncan D. Huner: the ESA was a bipartisan bill, a landmark in environmental law.

Hunter seems to think that to be better off, we only need to override anything that stands in the way of Southern California's continued wastefulness and ignorance. Having to change because we screwed up is so annoying.

Any time Americans need to fix an environmental problem that WE caused, someone ignorant panderer like Duncan D. Hunter comes along and indicates that we just need to circumvent the law to make the problem go away. Schwarzenneger, Bush, Cheney, take your pick. Welcome to the club, Duncan.

June 16, 2009 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )