Joss Delage

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About Joss Delage

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  • Birthday 07/20/1971

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Seattle, WA
  • Interests Science, history, science-fiction, fitness, bladesmithing and custom knives

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  1. Who want's to make a new Forum with me?

    Betsy - what do you find are the active Facebook groups? Thanks, Joss
  2. Dallas Buyers Club

    I highly recommend that you go see this movie. It's very well played and is a life-affirming story.
  3. Happy Birthday to Alon Tsin

    Happy birthday Alon.
  4. Zimmerman Verdict

    I don't think there's any such evidence beside Zimmerman's testimony.
  5. Zimmerman Verdict

    Is that so? My understanding is that we had no idea who started the physical assault.
  6. Happy Birthday to Joss Delage

    Thank you.
  7. Zimmerman Verdict

    Now that I think of it, this has more to do with self defense than stand your ground. Still, I'm puzzled.
  8. Zimmerman Verdict

    I have misgivings on the "stand your ground" laws, as I understand them. The problem I see is that conceivably someone could initiate a fist fight (assault someone else), find themselves on the loosing side and at real risk of great bodily arm, and then pull a gun a shoot the person they attacked. If I'm not mistaken, the only thing that matters is whether one is at risk of material injury or death. If this is true, it is easy to manipulate and it makes it hard for unarmed people to defend themselves: they can only fight to a draw, they cannot risk having a significant advantage. This is not how a fight is terminated safely.
  9. Edward Snowden

    You need to make a case for those claims before asking me to defend snowden. People are labelled bad things and villified all the time. Doesn't make it true.
  10. Edward Snowden

    Snowden didn't endanger Americans - terrorists endanger Americans. The government's role is not to protect certain rights at the expense of others, it is to protect all rights according to an objective standard, ideally defined in the law. I'm not sure Snowden is a hero, but he's closer to being one than to being a traitor.
  11. My Hobby: Long Range Fishing

    The problem with nutrition is that we have no way of really testing long term effects of things. Personally, I am convinced that both *what* and *how much* we eat will have an impact on our quality of life and/or lifespan. The more I read and learn about the subject, the clearer it is that our knowledge is fuzzy. The field is also as polluted with politics as is climatology.

    Just got 23000 points - Big time sink though... :-)
  13. Beautiful Women and Men

    Very cool. Not exactly a scientific experiment, but still very, very cool.
  14. Beautiful Women and Men

    Not my cup of tea at all. These women are very skinny and they have poor muscle tone (aka muscular mass). Everybody benefits from squatting some heavy weights.
  15. Top Five Most Beautiful Cars

    I think that regulation is largely to blame for the blandness. All the cars have to fit such narrow standards that they end up looking very similar. My dad used to have a vintage Mercedes Benz (early 50's 220). It was lovely, but you had to constantly polish the chromes and treat the leather. That was a pain in the neck. But then again, that was the luxury side of things. On the other side of the spectrum you had things like the original VV beetle and the French 2CV - horrible cars.