Comments on: Counterparties http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ErnieD http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-26014 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:14:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-26014 Please note that they don’t need to refund your money if the bag arrives late.

I am waiting for the announcement that they will have an increased fee for late luggage to cover the the extra fuel needed to fly it around and the extra storage and handling costs.

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By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25997 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:45:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25997 Loved the “Letting the Banks Off the Hook” column. That and luggage one… airlines never lost your luggage… it just arrived late and probably had a better trip then you.

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By: hsvkitty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25995 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:24:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25995 I hope you aren’t praying you win your bet Felix! Now THAT would be a frivolous request…

Wakefield didn’t cause the stir; the lack of something for Autistic parents to latch onto… to blame… being Doctors had blamed mothers for being cold and not bonding prior to this. It is not his fault his work was misinterpreted.

I know of many mildly autistic children who are functioning in society because they followed his diet protocol.

Although he is being blamed for his research, it was parents who went overboard and rather then ask for the shots not to be used all at once, they chose to use none.

I will remind everyone that the person who discovered a simple bacteria (H pylori)caused ulcers and stomach cancer… was ostracized and ridiculed by the same Medical Associations and Journals as this man.

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By: MyLord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25987 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 20:15:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25987 Who needs rain? Torch it and you won’t have to worry about fires again for a while.

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By: Nichols7 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25985 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:10:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25985 Happy Easter, Felix.

More likely, ‘Comrade Felix’ probably came up with the idea for the post while peddling his bicycle (in the NYC “bike lanes” no less!) home from an ‘Earth Day’ celebration in Central Park.

‘Comrade Felix’, the loyal Gaian, thought to himself: “Hey, why not take a cheap shot at those Christians! After all, it’s Good Friday, Earth Day, and Comrade Lenin’s birthday!”

So, ‘Comrade Felix’ peddled straight to the offices of Reuters and composed the post!

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25984 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:41:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25984 Praying for rain doesn’t harm anyone, and there’s always the chance it might work. And it does represent just about the level of authority that a politician has over the weather.

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By: Publius http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25983 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:57:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25983 So, can we assume that President Lincoln’s call for a day of prayer and fasting, or for a day of national thanksgiving, would be similarly ridiculed. That all right thinking people think that President Obama’s attendance at church, or repeated calls for God’s blessing upon America, are just for show?

It’s cute and clever to ridicule a Texas governor for appealing to prayer. Would you similarly criticize a Democratic lawmaker who ascribes to Catholic doctrine regarding communion?

Has Reuter’s become officially secularist in outlook? Or was this just a cheap shot? On Good Friday, no less.

Happy Easter, Felix.

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/22/counterparties-345/comment-page-1/#comment-25981 Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8012#comment-25981 If you pray for rain, but get dry thunderstorms, does that serve as a strong rebuke? I just want to know what the holy scoring system is, with Rick Perry and Texans.

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