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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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JOEL THUMBS UP

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#60490 Oct 15, 2013
VOLUNTARIST,

If you can't answer the easy Math questions just say so. No loss of face.
Voluntarist

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#60491 Oct 15, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Oh now you think COR is gay?
lol -
homophobe!
He doesn't have any moral issues about using another mans doodie hole.

He seems a bit feminine, like you .

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#60492 Oct 15, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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You've called Hugh "maroon" - a derogatory term - in the past and yesterday or the day before on the Allah site...

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#60495 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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The conversation is about roads, not bridges stop conflating.
What do you call those flat areas on the bridge where you drive over?

Dont be a maroon.

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#60496 Oct 15, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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There was a great NY Times article a few days ago on it. And the bottom line was
1. Its a mess
2. Most roll outs are a mess
3. It lacked project coordination, mainly because the vendors were scared of the cumbersome procurement standards, ironically put in place to guard against excesses such as Haliburton last decade.
4. Its repairable
Speaking from experience, I have never seen a major website rollout that wasn't riddled with bugs. This happens with corporations too, not just governments.

Short-term (1-2 weeks), expect "quick fixes" to get the site functioning at a minimally accepted standard. This may involve minor tweaks to the software, or, more likely, throwing more hardware at the problem to mask the performance and scalability issues.

mid-term (4 - 8 weeks), expect a redress of the architectural issues with both the hardware and software.
Voluntarist

United States

#60497 Oct 15, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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There was a great NY Times article a few days ago on it. And the bottom line was
1. Its a mess
2. Most roll outs are a mess
3. It lacked project coordination, mainly because the vendors were scared of the cumbersome procurement standards, ironically put in place to guard against excesses such as Haliburton last decade.
4. Its repairable
The contention of programmers with brains is that the whole system should ne scrapped because a new one can be built faster than fixing the old one.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#60498 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Objection assumes facts not in evidence.
What is the difference between FACTS and EVIDENCE?

Give examples.
Voluntarist

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#60499 Oct 15, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
VOLUNTARIST,
If you can't answer the easy Math questions just say so. No loss of face.
Math is boring and I'm uninterested, I can utilize my time more wisely being productive.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#60500 Oct 15, 2013
Hey MAROON (Hugh),

Please emerge from your arboreal habitat in the jungles of Jamaica?

(smiles)
Voluntarist

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#60501 Oct 15, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
Ha that proves nothing, try again.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#60502 Oct 15, 2013
VOLUNTARIST,

What is the difference between FACT and TRUTH?

Give examples.
Voluntarist

United States

#60503 Oct 15, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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maroon
A term of derision often uttered by Bugs Bunny when referring to an interaction with a dopey adversary. It is a mispronunciation of the word "Moron"
"What a Maroon!" "Will ya get a load of this maroon"
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
Urban dictionary lol wow you are old.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#60504 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Math is boring and I'm uninterested, I can utilize my time more wisely being productive.
Ok, so you lack an aptitude for Math.

No problem.

Math is simply great for those who have an inborn aptitude for the subject.

Math is my favorite subject.

Most importantly, be a good human being which is more important than being excellent at Math.

Best Regards.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#60505 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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The contention of programmers with brains is that the whole system should ne scrapped because a new one can be built faster than fixing the old one.
Already you are off.

Its not a unified system. Its a way to integrate several other systems. Thats the crux of the problem. Its not like Amazon where you can start from scratch. There is no east way to get some of these systems to communicate with each other - hence the mess in the VA

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#60506 Oct 15, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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not sure if that was your image in mind
Not a Big Bang Theory fan?

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#60507 Oct 15, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Speaking from experience, I have never seen a major website rollout that wasn't riddled with bugs. This happens with corporations too, not just governments.
Short-term (1-2 weeks), expect "quick fixes" to get the site functioning at a minimally accepted standard. This may involve minor tweaks to the software, or, more likely, throwing more hardware at the problem to mask the performance and scalability issues.
mid-term (4 - 8 weeks), expect a redress of the architectural issues with both the hardware and software.
Whats gets me is that the red states HAD the opportunity to develop their own. They passed. As a result they shouldnt have the right to critique.

Volunteerist has no right to gripe. Our CT site works fine.

I do agree with the pundits it was a stupid idea to set up login accounts first. You dont have to do that with our CT site, and it takes about 10 seconds to get a quote.

I certainly can understand why Obama chose not to acknowledge the flaws beforehand, in light of the political theatre. If these were normal times, he could of simply delayed roll out.

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#60508 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Not true, you have failed to prove that.
Objection assumes facts not in evidence.
Exactly what facts are not in evidence?

Are you denying that your or my ancestors were paid for their services, and that this money came from tax revenues? Don't know about you, but my ancestors weren't slaves.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#60509 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Urban dictionary lol wow you are old.
And being homophobic and bigoted towards Arabs doesnt show your age?

Joel can be excused for missing the reference. Its American and probably before his time.

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#60510 Oct 15, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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What do you call those flat areas on the bridge where you drive over?
Dont be a maroon.
You're asking too much of him.

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#60511 Oct 15, 2013
Voluntarist wrote:
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Ha that proves nothing, try again.
Moron,

it proves that tax revenues from gas excise taxes aren't enough to cover the expenses of road and bridge maintenance, hence, additional federal funds are needed - funds that you don't contribute too. Moocher!

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