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Old 09-01-2009, 09:55 AM #1
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Interesting reads

With some of the behavior/discussions going on in this forum, I thought these articles were appropriate. Maybe some introspection would help things a bit.

http://spectator.org/archives/2005/0...ternet-cowards

http://www.highspringsherald.com/art...ditorial01.txt

While cowards have no concept of honor, it is always interesting to see that most cowards never see themselves as cowards. I've never understood how a keyboard can bolster bravery, in some, like it does. Of course, in most cases, those without honor are also those without morals, so their concept of self image and bravery is skewed from reality.

Personally, I have always held myself to the standard that if I would not say something to someone's face, I wouldn't type it. I am a blunt person. Especially in text, it comes across more harshly than is intended is some cases. Recently I have had some private messages from forum members about some of my posts, and what it is I mean. I hope I have clarified my position.

Internet sarcasm is something that is hard for some to detect. For instance, if I were to say, "It's all fun and games, until someone gets hurt." Some people would see that as an old saying and harmless. Others would see that as a veiled threat that I intended extreme violence for what they've said the next time I run into them face to face. Even placing different types of smilies, doesn't replace speech inflection and body language. In most cases it is better to lay off the sarcasm in text. I am an extremely sarcastic person, that is hard for me sometimes.

This post is not meant to be antagonistic. Hopefully it will have the desired affect on some.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:34 AM #2
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:58 AM #3
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Not so fast.....I don't see QP trolling for a few days. Desired effect achieved.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:12 AM #5
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Seeded varieties of Bermudagrasses are becoming increasingly popular for use on golf courses and other applications throughout the transition zone because of recent advancements in turf quality and cold tolerance.

The problem for many turfgrass managers in that part of the country, according to researchers at Virginia Tech, is that superior Bermudagrass cultivars exhibiting such coveted traits as enhanced cold, drought and wear tolerance, such as Riviera, are relatively new and as such tend to be expensive and in short supply.

Research conducted at Virginia Tech demonstrates that blending Riviera with less expensive and less cold-adapted varieties at various rates can lead to a predominant Riviera stand over time. In fact, two separate research trials resulted Riviera dominance within blends was visible as soon as the spring of the second growing season.

Research was conducted from 2004 to 2007 at the Turfgrass Research Center of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg by the team of James Goatley Jr., Ph.D., Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., and Wade Thomason, Ph.D., as well as Kevin Hensler and Whitnee Askew. Their findings recently were published in “Applied Turfgrass Science.”

Reseachers initiated tests in 2004 and 2005 that comprised blending Riviera with Arizona Common Bermuda and Wrangler Bermuda at rates of 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 percent Riviera seed content. Arizona was developed for use as turf while Wrangler was developed for grazing and foraging. The research also included Riata, which comprises 60 percent Wrangler and 40 percent Riviera.

Research conducted at Virginia Tech demonstrates that blending Riviera with less expensive and less cold-adapted varieties at various rates can lead to a predominant Riviera stand over time. In fact, two separate research trials resulted Riviera dominance within blends was visible as soon as the spring of the second growing season.

Plots were seeded at rates of 24.5 and 49 kg of seed per hectare, and each treatment was replicated three times.

Riviera was developed by former Oklahoma State University turf breeder Charles Taliaferro, Ph.D., and underwent NTEP trials at 20 sites nationwide from 1997 to 2001. It has been licensed for distribution to Johnston Seed of Enid, Okla., since 2004.

In NTEP trials, Riviera exhibited superior tolerance to cold, drought and wear, as well as spring green up, divot recovery and disease resistance. Likewise, previous research studies conducted at Virginia Tech and the University of Arkansas have shown Riviera to be among the earliest greening varieties of Bermuda.

In the latest Virginia Tech research, Trial 1 was initiated in 2004 and Trial 2 a year later. Riviera’s ability to establish dominance when blended with lesser varieties of Bermuda was measured through 2007 in both trials.

In both trials there was a direct relationship between increasing seed rates of Riviera and green up as transition progressed.

Likewise, there was a direct relationship between increasing rates of Riviera and visual turf quality in both trials. Blends with as little as 25 percent Riviera exhibited improved turf quality within two years, indicating that Riviera quickly established dominance over the lesser Bermudas.

Researchers determined through a survey of regional seed suppliers that Riviera was the most expensive seed in the study at $62 per kilogram, followed by Riata ($46), Wrangler ($37) and Wrangler ($9).

Despite their findings, the researchers at Virginia Tech concluded that more trials are needed to evaluate performance and potential cost savings because of weather variability in the transition zone.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:22 PM #8
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I am writing this letter because I take issue with some of Torque's indiscretions. Although my approach may appear a bit pedantic, by setting some generative point of view against a structural-taxonomical point of view or vice versa, I intend to argue that Torque is afraid of change. Now that's a rather crude and simplistic statement and, in many cases, it may not even be literally true. But there is a sense in which it is generally true, a sense in which it truly expresses how Torque insists that he has no choice but to create a mass psychology of fear about an imminent terrorist threat. His reasoning is that all major world powers are controlled by a covert group of "insiders". Yes, I realize that that argument makes no sense, but when you tell Torque's emissaries that Torque is never without a hopeless thing to say, they begin to get fidgety and their eyes begin to wander. They really don't care. They have no interest in hearing that I am not embarrassed to admit that I have neither the training, the experience, the license, nor the clinical setting necessary to properly strip the unjust power from those who seek power over others and over nature. Nevertheless, I obviously do have the will to make technical preparations for the achievement of freedom and human independence. That's why I indeed insist that some people I know say that I sympathize with those who have lost loved ones at the hands of Torque. Others argue that I'm sick of Torque sticking his proboscis into everyone else's business. At this point the distinction is largely academic given that he, with his craftiness and unctuous rantings, will entirely control our country's exuberant riches faster than you can say "gastrohysterorrhaphy". He will then use those riches to push our efforts two steps backward. The moral of this story is that he uses the word "semiprofessionalized" without ever having taken the time to look it up in the dictionary. People who are too lazy to get their basic terms right should be ignored, not debated.

I'll give you an example of this, based on my own experience. As you know, if I wanted to brainwash and manipulate a large segment of the population, I would convince them that the most valuable skill one can have is to be able to lie convincingly. In fact, that's exactly what Torque does as part of his quest to inculcate politically incorrect memoranda. As everyone knows, I'm not going to respond to his apothegms beyond saying that he justifies his noxious nature by denying that fanaticism is sustained by rigid ideological categories. What you might not know, however, is that Torque likes to seem smarter than he really is. It therefore always amuses me whenever he cracks open a thesaurus, aims for intellectualism, misses, and lands squarely in a puddle of obnoxious frippery. He wants nothing less than to leave behind a wake of illiberal reaction. His sympathizers then wonder, "What's wrong with that?" Well, there's not much to be done with heinous twaddlers who can't figure out what's wrong with that, but the rest of us can plainly see that Torque insists that public opinion is a reliable indicator of what's true and what isn't. This fraud, this lie, is just one among the thousands he perpetrates.

During the first half of the 20th century, sexism could have been practically identified with oligarchism. Today, it is not so clear who can properly be called a dour crumbum. Torque's opinion is that the laws of nature don't apply to him. Of course, opinions are like sphincters: we all have them. So let me tell you my opinion. My opinion is that Torque's true goal is to destroy the heart and fabric of our nation. All the statements that his vassals make to justify or downplay that goal are only apologetics; they do nothing to let Torque know, in no uncertain terms, that his grievances are shrouded in a fog of alcoholism.

It seems that no one else is telling you that a well-respected professor at a nearby university, writing with the dispassionate objectivity that is a precondition of all scientific knowledge, has recently concluded that Torque has an uncanny ability to thoroughly miss the point of any given issue. So, since the burden lies with me to tell you that, I suppose I should say a few words on the subject. To begin with, Torque labels anyone he doesn't like as "hostile". That might well be a better description of him. It's easy for us to shake our heads at his foolishness and cowardice. It's easy for us to exclaim that we should condemn his criminal ineptitude. It's easy for us to say, "Torque's intellectual dishonesty, mismanagement of facts, and outright lies make the most irrational malefactors you'll ever see seem ready for sainthood, in comparison." The point is that it's easy for us to say these things because everything I've said so far is by way of introduction to the key point I want to make in this letter. My key point is that what really irks me is that Torque has presented us with a Hobson's choice. Either we let him obstruct various things or he'll put political correctness ahead of scientific rigor.

Torque's claim that everything he says is completely and entirely true is factually unsupported and politically motivated. Although the historical battle between good and evil is exemplified in the philosophical division between Platonic order and Aristotelian chaos, if Torque continues to blend together commercialism and Lysenkoism in a train wreck of monumental proportions, crime will escalate as schools deteriorate, corruption increases, and quality of life plummets. It's easy to tell if he's lying. If his lips are moving, he's lying. The word "honesty" does not exist in Torque's vocabulary, but given the way things are these days we must remember that Torque has allowed himself to become a spokesman for the same point of view shared by unimaginative, empty-headed palookas, prurient heresiarchs, and uncompromising hypochondriacs while masquerading as an outspoken radical bucking the system. People who agree with his announcements are either stupid, drunk, on drugs, paid off by Torque, or are hideous undesirables. There are different ways of reconciling oneself to this unpleasant, yet indisputably soporific, fact. Some people see nothing at all, or rather, want to see nothing. Others are perfectly well aware of the horny consequences which this plague must and will some day induce, but only shrug their shoulders, convinced that nothing can be done, so the only thing to do is to leave things alone. In short, Torque lectures us about pharisaism so often that he may soon become a major source of hearing loss. What you really need to do to be convinced of that, however, is to study the matter for yourself. I'll be happy to send you enough facts to get you started. Just write to me. Whoever reads this far...know you have been had by the random rant generator!

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Old 09-01-2009, 05:31 PM #9
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Holy crap! I've been found out! Too late though, I've already ripped to pieces the very fabric of this nation!!
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:51 PM #10
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Hahaha You didn't read it all did you?????

The rantgenerator FTW!
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