Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel
There are 71972 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 21, 2008, titled Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel. In it, Newsday reports that:
Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15yearold Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a boobytrapped gift basket sent to his family.Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.
JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56198
Jul 22, 2013
Yawn. Dunces.

#56199
Jul 22, 2013
putting Martin in reasonable fear of a battery by a person who was capable of carrying it out is an assault. 

#56200
Jul 22, 2013
6 days after the incident, police found a jimmy in some bushes. Now how do you believe that a jimmy fell out of Martin's pocket? How do you tie a discover 6 days later to the incident? 

“Act Interdimensional ly” Since: Jan 08 7,062 Location hidden 
#56201
Jul 22, 2013
Thanks, Nancy Drew! You solved the case! 
“Legumes of the World Unite ” Since: Sep 11 10,293 Location hidden 
#56202
Jul 22, 2013
Hey, speaking of fantasy, how is comiccon? 
JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56204
Jul 22, 2013
Most Americans say that the plural of the word formula is formulas when actually it should be formulae. LOL.

JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56205
Jul 22, 2013
HUGH,
Calculate the square root of 95 without using printed tables or a calculator. You should take less than or around 20 seconds to arrive at the correct answer. (smiles in advance) 
JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56206
Jul 22, 2013
Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. Aha....

JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56207
Jul 22, 2013
METHOD TO DEDUCE THE SQUARE ROOT OF A NUMBER MENTALLY:
HUGH, Here's how the square root of any number is mentally calculated. I'll explain the steps in long form. Take a number, say 95. How do we find its square root mentally? Let's see how it is done. Now, 95 lies between 81 (a perfect square of 9) and 100 (a perfect square of 10). Remember, 9^2 = 81 and 10^2 = 100. So, we have: 81......95.......100. Now, 100  81 = 19 19/2 = 9.5 Thus, 81 + 9.5 = 90.5 So, the square root of 90.5 = 9.5 (halfway value between 81 whose square root is 9 and 100 whose square root is 10). This indicates that the square root of 95 is somewhere above 9.5. Now, 100  90.5 = 9.5 9.5/2 = 4.75 So, 90.5 + 4.75 = 95.25 Hence, 95.25 is the midvalue between 90.5 and 100. So, square root of 95.25 = 9.75. Therefore, by slight adjustment, we can say that the square root of 95 would be approximately 9.73 or 9.74 or so. These calculation steps can be mentally done in 10 to 15 seconds flat. Enjoy. (wink wink wink) 
#56208
Jul 22, 2013
Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.
"or so"? Some scientist you are. The question was to calculate; not deduce or estimate. Your calculation doesn't meet scientific requirements for precision. 

“Legumes of the World Unite ” Since: Sep 11 10,293 Location hidden 
#56209
Jul 22, 2013
The thing is, I think that in the intellectual environment that MUQ swims in, his missives ARE considered reasoned. I dont think he is used to being challenged, nor do I think he would survive very long out of his subculture. 
JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56210
Jul 22, 2013
METHOD TO EXPAND A BINOMIAL WITHOUT USING FORMULA INVOLVING FACTORIALS (!):
Let us expand (a + b)^3 By formula we know that: (a + b)^3 = a^3 + 3a^2b + 3ab^2 + b^3 which can further be written as: a^3 + 3ab (a + b)+ b^3 (taking the HCF). If we wish to know how this is done we usually resort to Pascal's triangles or to the binomial expansion formula for (a + b)^n which is: a+b)^n = nC0 a^n.b^0 + nC1 a^(n1).b^1 + nC2 a^(n2).b^2 + nC3 a^(n3).b^3 +......... nCn a^0. b^n. Remembering that: nC0 = 1 = nCn, nC1 = n = nC(n1) nC2 = n(n1)/2! nC3 = n(n1)/3! and so on.... Note: nCr = n!/(nr)! r!= nPr/r! Oh my! Employing the extended formula of binomial expansion is easy if you're fast with calculations and provided if you have understood the concepts but otherwise it's rather tedious. So, I'll demonstrate an extremely simple method that does not use the cumbersome binomial expansion forumla and you may thank me for it, later. LOL. This is how the binomial expansion is done mentally: I'll demonstrate it in long form: (a + b)^3 =? 1 x a^3 b^0 +......a^2b^1 (begin with the highest power for a and keep reducing that by 1 for each succeeding term of a and begin with b^0 and keep adding 1 for each successive term of b). Now, what about the numerical coefficient of the 2nd term a^2b^1? .......a^2b^1 =? Go to the previous term which is: 1 x a^3 b^0 Now, multiply the numerical coefficient of a which is 1 with the power of a which is 3. So, 1 x 3 = 3. Next, consider the succeeding term which is a^2b^1. Take the power of b which happens to be 1 and divide the previous result 1 x 3 = 3 by 1. So, 3/1 = 3. This, then, is the numerical coefficient of the second term a^2b^1 which would be written as 3a^2b^1. Now, multiply, as shown above, the numerical coefficient of a which is 3 with the index of a which is 2 to get 3 x 2 = 6. Divide this with the power of b in the succeeding term which is ......a^1b^2. So, 6/2 = 3. Thus, the numerical coefficient of the third term a^1b^2 is 3a^1b^2. Finally, take the 4th term which is:....a^0b^3. Now, the third term is: 3a^1b^2. So, multiply the numerical coefficient of a which is 3 with the power of a which is 1 to get 3 x 1 = 3. Divide 3 by the power of b in the 4th term which happens to be 3. So, 3/3 = 1. So, the 4th term can be written as: 1 x a^0b^3. Now, add all the results together: 1 x a^3 b^0 + 3a^2b^1 + 3a^1b^2 + 1 x a^0b^3 Rewriting: a^3 + 3a^2b + 3ab^2 + b^3. (Note = n^0 = 1). These steps can be worked out mentally in a matter of seconds. (smiles) 
“Legumes of the World Unite ” Since: Sep 11 10,293 Location hidden 
#56211
Jul 22, 2013
According to MerriamWebster, either formulas OR formulae is acceptable English http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/for... Dont be so quick to expectorate without performing due diligence first 
JOEL THUMBS UP
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#56212
Jul 22, 2013
HUGH,
ALevel Dunce, Learn Math from a nerd in math like me. I can teach you many things in elementary and advanced math. Ooooo, Hugh is in bed with his boyfriend. I'm not getting into the shower with you, Hugh. If I do, I'll keep my boxers on...maybe you'll get to see the silhouette of my beautiful pink dick through the wet fabric. (wink wink wink) 
JOEL THUMBS UP
Since: May 13 5,709 Location hidden 
#56214
Jul 22, 2013
Good night. I have some studying to do for an hour or so before I relax. Thereafter, I may sit in the 24/7 Italian restaurant of the Taj Vivanta. Bye.

Since: Aug 11 1,840 Location hidden 
#56215
Jul 22, 2013
In MUQ's defense, we have no shortage of antiintellectuals here as well (think Tea Party, Christian Right, etc...). Only difference is the topic of conversation. 
United States 
#56216
Jul 22, 2013
Assault is a threat by word or act to do violence against someone else. Following someone is not a threat of violence, dont be foolish you are grasping at straws. And if burglar tools were discovered like the poster above stated, case closed. 
“Legumes of the World Unite ” Since: Sep 11 10,293 Location hidden 
#56217
Jul 22, 2013
Very true. Maybe it is unfair to beat up on him too severely. Our Christian Taliban are probably worse than his Muslim Taliban anyhow. That said,(ignoring his illogic) his ignorance of our society is stunning. 
#56218
Jul 22, 2013
If you are following someone close enough that you can get hit in the face, you are way too close not to be a threat of violent act. 

#56219
Jul 22, 2013
We already dispelled that idea. 

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