Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 168838 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#107133 Nov 28, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I like telling people I grew up in Fort Lauderdale but the truth is people in Fort Lauderdale don't actually grow up. Back then fishing was a lot better. There were more fish and less rules. For eating my favorite fish is probably a cat fish. Although grouper and snapper are in there real close also. For sport I have a long running feud going with tarpon. I am not sure which of us is ahead. One time I had a tarpon leave me with about 2 ft of line at 3am in the morning with no stores open to buy any more line at. I had to pack up and go home. I guess we know who won that one.@@#@#*&^&*##@ fish.
Agreed that tarpon are fighters, but I don't eat tarpon, so to me their a waste of time. In New England we would catch barrelfulls of Bluefish in August - edible fighters. An occasional fight with Tuna was always fun, but those were rare, and usually tuna would win.

*lol - "don't 'grow up' in Ft. Lauderdale* How True! I've been to many Spring Breaks that I have only vague recollection.

“See how you are?”

Level 5

Since: Jul 12

Earth

#107134 Nov 28, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I like telling people I grew up in Fort Lauderdale but the truth is people in Fort Lauderdale don't actually grow up. Back then fishing was a lot better. There were more fish and less rules. For eating my favorite fish is probably a cat fish. Although grouper and snapper are in there real close also. For sport I have a long running feud going with tarpon. I am not sure which of us is ahead. One time I had a tarpon leave me with about 2 ft of line at 3am in the morning with no stores open to buy any more line at. I had to pack up and go home. I guess we know who won that one.@@#@#*&^&*##@ fish.
Long time ago (before it got all built up) I used to fish at Jetty Park. Chances of catching flounder were pretty good, but chances a seagull would grab your bait on the cast were better. Who needs a kite when you've got a bird on the line that won't let go of cut mullet?

“Rising”

Level 8

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#107135 Nov 28, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed that tarpon are fighters, but I don't eat tarpon, so to me their a waste of time. In New England we would catch barrelfulls of Bluefish in August - edible fighters. An occasional fight with Tuna was always fun, but those were rare, and usually tuna would win.
*lol - "don't 'grow up' in Ft. Lauderdale* How True! I've been to many Spring Breaks that I have only vague recollection.
I caught a 5 lb blue, thought I had a big shark. I've caught sharks before, but it was the first blue. It was very fast also, I can see why you like them because it was also very tasty. Much more than any other fish I ever tasted.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#107136 Nov 28, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Self defense is exactly what Zimmerman did, like it or not self defense isn't attacking and grounding someone and proceeding to bash their brains out. Whether Zimmerman was wrong in following Martin is irrelevant to this, and if Martin would have simply gone inside his house the incident would have been forgotten also. This may have been a different case if Zimmerman had thrown the first punch. Look at it this way..reporters do the exact same thing Zimmerman did, we may not like it but we are wrong if we attack them. Maybe they deserve it sometimes, but it wont make it right to do so.
If you thought a kook was following you, would you led them back to your family? Bashing Zimmerman's brains out? There are two problems with that argument. 1. Zimmerman had no more than minor scrapes. 2. Zimmerman does not have any brains to bash out. Zimmerman's acquittal rested on "what he believed in his mind at the instant he pulled his gun. It was not "was his life in danger" it was "did he believe his life was in danger". Zimmerman keeps playing the same game. He attacks and then claims defense. His latest run-in demonstrates that again. After sticking a shot gun in his girlfriend's face and physically throwing her out of her own apt, he barricaded the door with furniture, and called the cops claiming he was afraid of her. He also punched his wife's father in the face and again claimed self defense.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#107137 Nov 28, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I like telling people I grew up in Fort Lauderdale but the truth is people in Fort Lauderdale don't actually grow up. Back then fishing was a lot better. There were more fish and less rules. For eating my favorite fish is probably a cat fish. Although grouper and snapper are in there real close also. For sport I have a long running feud going with tarpon. I am not sure which of us is ahead. One time I had a tarpon leave me with about 2 ft of line at 3am in the morning with no stores open to buy any more line at. I had to pack up and go home. I guess we know who won that one.@@#@#*&^&*##@ fish.
ahhh, sticky water fishing. only tried it once and it was fun. i just have to say i prefer my clean inland water; never have liked salt water much. perhaps that is due to growing up on an inland sea of freshwater?

“Rising”

Level 8

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#107138 Nov 28, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>If you thought a kook was following you, would you led them back to your family? Bashing Zimmerman's brains out? There are two problems with that argument. 1. Zimmerman had no more than minor scrapes. 2. Zimmerman does not have any brains to bash out. Zimmerman's acquittal rested on "what he believed in his mind at the instant he pulled his gun. It was not "was his life in danger" it was "did he believe his life was in danger". Zimmerman keeps playing the same game. He attacks and then claims defense. His latest run-in demonstrates that again. After sticking a shot gun in his girlfriend's face and physically throwing her out of her own apt, he barricaded the door with furniture, and called the cops claiming he was afraid of her. He also punched his wife's father in the face and again claimed self defense.
Case is closed, sorry it didn't go the way you thought it should.
Witnesses placed Zimmerman under Martin, a big factor.
Don't think it wasn't decided by a jury, I just happen to agree with them. It's you who don't , but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#107139 Nov 28, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed that tarpon are fighters, but I don't eat tarpon, so to me their a waste of time. In New England we would catch barrelfulls of Bluefish in August - edible fighters. An occasional fight with Tuna was always fun, but those were rare, and usually tuna would win.
*lol - "don't 'grow up' in Ft. Lauderdale* How True! I've been to many Spring Breaks that I have only vague recollection.
I usually don't go after tarpon. But often they happen. I'm more of a hungry fisherman than a sport fisherman. About the only time we would actually go after tarpon is when friends from up north would come down. Then I would take them down to the FP&L hot water outlet canal just south of Port Everglades. The tarpon love that warm water. It was a guarantee they would have a great time. I would usually sit back and watch the tarpon bust lines and spit hooks.

Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#107140 Nov 28, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Case is closed, sorry it didn't go the way you thought it should.
Witnesses placed Zimmerman under Martin, a big factor.
Don't think it wasn't decided by a jury, I just happen to agree with them. It's you who don't , but everyone is entitled to their opinion.
That is my point exactly. Under Florida law the jury was only allowed to consider if Zimmerman was reasonable in believing he was in bodily or mortal danger "at the time he pulled his gun". What preceded was pretty much eliminated from consideration. That is why I believe that laws need to be written that consider provocation. It is also my belief that Zimmerman was guilty of either manslaughter or criminal negligence and that if he had not been over charged he would have been found guilty. It is common for prosecutors to run up the charges. This time they over played their hand because Zimmerman had a good lawyer and not a public defender.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#107141 Nov 28, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
Seven of Nine
Jeri Ryan. Possibly the hottest entity ever poured into a body suit.

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#107142 Nov 28, 2013
Charles Idemi wrote:
Therefore, ownership by origination is very correct.
I see.

From which branch or department of the English government did YOU receive your permission to (mis)use the English language?

Do you pay the English government by mail? Or electronically?
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#107143 Nov 28, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
<quoted text>
uh, no - he reminds me of a hybrid of Landru and Mudd. Not much by way of progress, imagination or ethics, but brimming with a bizarrely cheesy self-righteousness.
Plus, I think the Holy Vestments for religies expecting to 'win' a serious discussion should be a red shirt.
Mudd had charm.

Red shirt it is then.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#107144 Nov 28, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
<quoted text>
Born a fisherman from New England, I loved the 11 years I lived in Miami in terms of fishing. Although an ocean dweller by preference, I did enjoy some decent lake fishing in Central Florida on occasion. But when it comes down to choosing, I'll take saltwater bass over almost any other fresh-water fish, save a few good homegrown river trout.
I grew up in the West of Ireland, and lived in Pennsylvania after that. I bloody loved trout fishing.

Now I'm in Florida - not a sodding trout stream in the state.

Though, I grant you, bass isn't bad.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#107145 Nov 28, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
I caught a 5 lb blue, thought I had a big shark. I've caught sharks before, but it was the first blue. It was very fast also, I can see why you like them because it was also very tasty. Much more than any other fish I ever tasted.
Blues are a bit oily - marinade 'em in milk first.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#107146 Nov 28, 2013
well happy thanksgiving to all y'all that are celebrating such, and a happy Hanna..Chanu...ah, enjoy any jewish holidays you may be celebrating!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#107147 Nov 28, 2013
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>I usually don't go after tarpon. But often they happen. I'm more of a hungry fisherman than a sport fisherman. About the only time we would actually go after tarpon is when friends from up north would come down. Then I would take them down to the FP&L hot water outlet canal just south of Port Everglades. The tarpon love that warm water. It was a guarantee they would have a great time. I would usually sit back and watch the tarpon bust lines and spit hooks.
I've caught tarpon by accident. It's, erm, entertaining.

Like you, I try not to kill stuff I'm not gonna eat.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#107148 Nov 28, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I grew up in the West of Ireland, and lived in Pennsylvania after that. I bloody loved trout fishing.
Now I'm in Florida - not a sodding trout stream in the state.
Though, I grant you, bass isn't bad.
Mac, if you are ever up here in the arrowhead region of minnesota, i would be happy to put you on a beautiful, babbling brook where we can still regularly catch 18"-24" native brook trout. the picture i currently have up is my GF snowshoeing up just such a creek.(the big brookies are a few miles hike further upstream...this is down by Lake Superior where you can touch both walls of the canyon and they tower 40' to 50' above....cool!)

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Lakeland, FL

#107149 Nov 28, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text>
Case is closed, sorry it didn't go the way you thought it should.
Witnesses placed Zimmerman under Martin, a big factor.
Don't think it wasn't decided by a jury, I just happen to agree with them. It's you who don't , but everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Agreed. Though it seems clear that Zimmerman is a jackass.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Level 7

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#107150 Nov 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Mac, if you are ever up here in the arrowhead region of minnesota, i would be happy to put you on a beautiful, babbling brook where we can still regularly catch 18"-24" native brook trout. the picture i currently have up is my GF snowshoeing up just such a creek.(the big brookies are a few miles hike further upstream...this is down by Lake Superior where you can touch both walls of the canyon and they tower 40' to 50' above....cool!)
Oh, MAAANN...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#107151 Nov 28, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, MAAANN...
Do you fly fish? my skills in that are so marvelously mediocre that it is hard to describe. we usually just toss a worm on a hook or a little spinner (Swedish Pimples are my favorite lure for stream trout..) with 5' ultralight rods...

great fun!

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Lakeland, FL

#107152 Nov 28, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Do you fly fish? my skills in that are so marvelously mediocre that it is hard to describe. we usually just toss a worm on a hook or a little spinner (Swedish Pimples are my favorite lure for stream trout..) with 5' ultralight rods...
great fun!
Swedish Pimples? Sound like a great name for a punk band.

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