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2012-06-15 01:38:02 AM

Saturday's Warrior: Nadie_AZ: "The sun is setting, just like I am. With leaves falling. And other signs of a dying person in the circle of life. And we came from boats from Asia. I think. Here. Read these plates of gold. Not paper, but gold. Because we have copper helmets and breastplates, but can't figure out how to make paper."

Ether 12:26 "And when I had said this, the Lord spake unto me, saying: 'Fools mock, but they shall mourn; and my grace is sufficient for the meek, that they shall take no advantage of your weakness'."

Of course the Nephites knew how to make paper. When Captain Moroni sent his letter to Judge Pahoran, desiring that the men should be gathered together to strengthen the armies of Helaman, do you think he was writing on golden plates then? That would be ridiculous. It is obvious that the plates were used as a means of preserving holy records. Paper records never would have survived 1400 years buried in the moist earth of either the Manchester County Cumorah OR Veracruz's Cerro Vigia. If the Nephites were really using plates for everyday writing instead of paper, wouldn't we see archaelogical evidence of it everywhere? Come on. This is getting off-topic, anyway.


Ah, yes... the Book of Ether

/or How I got Dates in High School
//that one's a gas, but it will put you to sleep
 
2012-06-15 01:42:23 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ah, yes... the Book of Ether

/or How I got Dates in High School
//that one's a gas, but it will put you to sleep


I hear it makes you behave like the town drunk in some early Irish novel.
 
2012-06-15 01:46:09 AM

Fair_Poopsmith: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ah, yes... the Book of Ether

/or How I got Dates in High School
//that one's a gas, but it will put you to sleep

I hear it makes you behave like the town drunk in some early Irish novel.


Quite similar

/but it's not really an ether/or thing
 
2012-06-15 02:01:39 AM
So does this mean officially that my Kraut-Mick-Nip ass more Mexican than Garza?
 
2012-06-15 02:13:55 AM

WhyteRaven74: Turns out Thor Heyerdahl was right all along.


Wasn't his theory that travel went across the Atlantic based on similarities of reed boats in Egypt and South America?
 
2012-06-15 02:15:42 AM

Nadie_AZ: "The sun is setting, just like I am. With leaves falling. And other signs of a dying person in the circle of life. And we came from boats from Asia. I think. Here. Read these plates of gold. Not paper, but gold. Because we have copper helmets and breastplates, but can't figure out how to make paper."

[lasvegasmormontemple.com image 640x480]


Heh. I never thought about that. Also, the horses and elephants that apparently roamed all over the Americas would've been useful in massive-scale tree cultivation. They just weren't innovators, apparently.

Saturday's Warrior: This is getting off-topic, anyway.


Ya think? Pointless argument is pointless when you're arguing fiction.
 
2012-06-15 03:48:18 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers:
Heh. I never thought about that. Also, the horses and elephants that apparently roamed all over the Americas would've been useful in massive-scale tree cultivation. They just weren't innovators, apparently.


You were saying?
 
2012-06-15 04:48:37 AM

Happy Hours: Wasn't his theory that travel went across the Atlantic based on similarities of reed boats in Egypt and South America?


That was one of them yeah. Also he wasn't entirely right about Polynesians, but he wasn't entirely wrong either. He was right that they sailed any which way they wanted, however he was wrong about them originally being South Americans. However, his main point of contention with both Pacific and Atlantic sailing was that water isn't a barrier to people, it's basically a highway and that any people who took the time to develop the skills could sail the oceans any which way quite easily.
 
2012-06-15 05:56:27 AM

borg: I know Asians who get mistaken for Mexican/Indian & visa versa all the time. The Spaniards put their dick in everything.


My friend is an ICU nurse, and one time got called down to the ER to help with a particularly difficult IV stick. On his way back IP to his floor, a doc stopped him and said "Oh, good, you speak Spanish right? I need a translator."

My friend, being of Filipino decent, asked "Um, you know I'm not Mexican, right? I know brown skin can be confusing, but no. I can't speak Spanish."

It made me giggle.
 
2012-06-15 06:04:27 AM
An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected.

Translation: "We care so much about the Latino vote, we outsourced the whole thing and had nobody doing quality control before paying for it and putting our brand name on it."
 
2012-06-15 06:07:57 AM
Sounds like Romneybot needs an upgrade to its visual cortex firmware and/or facial recognition algorithms.
 
2012-06-15 06:13:07 AM

Saturday's Warrior: ecmoRandomNumbers:
Heh. I never thought about that. Also, the horses and elephants that apparently roamed all over the Americas would've been useful in massive-scale tree cultivation. They just weren't innovators, apparently.

You were saying?


Who is this?

Nahhh... It's funner guessin'
 
2012-06-15 06:16:08 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected.

Translation: "We care so much about the Latino vote, we outsourced the whole thing and had nobody doing quality control before paying for it and putting our brand name on it."


Yep.

Also, " When the RNC launched the site in October, the committee described it as a place where the "Republican National Committee can connect with Hispanic voters, and Hispanic voters can hear Hispanic Republican leaders."

Anyone else see the problem with this?
 
2012-06-15 06:26:20 AM
After the voter purges, this is just another nail in the coffin.

Several latinos I know have told me they plan on voting Democrat - a couple for the first time ever - because, while they don't agree with the Dems on a lot of issues (gay marriage mainly), they want to do anything they can to avoid more "anti-hispanic" legislation. They say it's because they don't want to be deported if they're pulled over without their license on them, and that's really sad, considering nearly all those guys were born at the same hospital I was.
 
2012-06-15 06:29:51 AM

borg: I'm not defending anyone I'm a 46 year old slacker in San Francisco I hear & see that same mistake being made by liberals all the time it's fairly common in an area with a lot of Asians and hispanics. I've even seen people of those races make that mistake


Seeing an asian guy on the street and mistaking him for hispanic is one thing. One stupid thing.
Setting us a web page targeting hispanics and using a picture with the tags 'asian', 'thailand', and 'japanese' is another. It'd be the asian guy on the street wearing a "Hi my name is .... I'm chinese motherfarker" sticker on his shirt and you still calling him a mexican.
 
2012-06-15 06:31:09 AM

PreMortem: Also, " When the RNC launched the site in October, the committee described it as a place where the "Republican National Committee can connect with Hispanic voters, and Hispanic voters can hear Hispanic Republican leaders."

Anyone else see the problem with this?


I do see the problem but, unfortunately in a system that relies so heavily on demographic segmentation for targeted marketing, I don't really know what the solution would be.
 
2012-06-15 06:31:19 AM

WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: They didn't island hop.

They island hopped big time. Though they spent centuries not going much of anywhere. They first ended up in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, somewhere in the ballpark of 3,000 years ago. They didn't get to Hawaii and New Zealand until about 900 years ago. By which point they already got to Easter Island ana Rapa Nui. Polynesians were people who could sail not just hundreds but thousands of miles no problem. What's interesting is that New Zealanders and Hawaiians are more closely related than either is with Fijians, as both came from a population in the Society Islands. The impressive thing is they had links to South America that may well predate their permanent settlements in Rapa Nui. Sweet potatoes are native to South America yet they were found in the Cook Islands when the first Europeans arrived there. And were found on other Polynesian islands as well. This means that when Polynesians sailed over the horizon, they weren't sailing away to go wherever and be gone for good, they had regular routes they sailed so stuff could go back and forth. And indeed the sweet potato is not the only example of something the Polynesians spread around.


South American chicken's are another example of Polynesian contact
 
2012-06-15 06:39:47 AM

borg: The Spaniards put their dick in everything.


Including your mom.
 
2012-06-15 07:01:05 AM

GAT_00: WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: . The entirety of the Americas was populated at nearly the same time

Actually it wasn't. Though what a lot of us were taught in grade school has been inverted. Turns out the Inuit instead of being the first arrivals are the most recent. As in just barely made it here before the land bridge went away. Other native Americans come from before they got here. Indeed based on genetic studies those in South America got here first. As for sea travel, that explains Pacific Islanders from Samoans to Hawaiians to the Maori of New Zeland etc. They're all closely related and only way they could have gotten where they got is with boats. Turns out Thor Heyerdahl was right all along. Just took geneticists to convince the anthropologists he was right. And that they wasted 40 plus years.

They didn't island hop. Most of those islands were populated long after the Americas were. They probably skimmed along the coast. The land bridge never made sense really. The one path thought to exist from Alaska to below the glaciers would have been nearly devoid of vegetation. It would have been insane to take that path, it wouldn't have had any visible possible benefits.

But Polynesia was populated at 1000 BC at their absolute earliest, and they were one of the earliest. They couldn't have island hopped.


Not being snarky, because I'm interested in this. How would plants have crossed from Asia to the Americas? Would like to know your source.

/Again, I'm being totally serious. A friend of mine is land-bridge light and we've been discussing this.
 
2012-06-15 07:05:34 AM
I mean, they're brown...ish, right?

What's the word here? They freaked out when I said "quadroon."
 
2012-06-15 07:13:26 AM

GAT_00: Minorities all look the same, right Republicans?


If they respect the Constitution, live by the laws of the land - yes.

/Libtards don't seem to get this
 
2012-06-15 07:25:52 AM
Growing up I had a friend that was half-japanese and he was oftentimes misataken by others as latino. Chilean was the no 1 default guess for some reason.
 
2012-06-15 07:32:56 AM
I'm Latino. In both speeding tickets I've had in my lifetime, the police officers listed me down as "Asian".
 
2012-06-15 07:34:58 AM

Zerochance: I'm Latino. In both speeding tickets I've had in my lifetime, the police officers listed me down as "Asian".


I guess I should point out that I am in Kentucky.
 
2012-06-15 07:36:28 AM
Brown is brown, so keep em down!
Unless you need their vote, then pander away.
 
2012-06-15 07:38:12 AM

GAT_00: Minorities all look the same, right Republicans?


Are you saying the only way to reach a hispanic voter is to use pictures of hispanic children? Are you saying hispanic adults only care about children of their own race?

You racists!
 
2012-06-15 07:41:57 AM

I sound fat: Are you saying the only way to reach a hispanic voter is to use pictures of hispanic children? Are you saying hispanic adults only care about children of their own race?


No, but if they're specifically targetting Hispanics, then maybe they should use visual representations of, say, HISPANICS, rather than Asians.

And here's a newflash: Hispanics care more about how their children are treated than how the children of Asians are treated. I mean, you get that, right?
 
2012-06-15 07:43:17 AM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: borg: I know Asians who get mistaken for Mexican/Indian & visa versa all the time. The Spaniards put their dick in everything.

Despite the fact I'm Guatemalan, in elementary school new kids would often ask if I was Asian, given that I wore glasses, was intelligent, and even had Asian-type eyes and skin color.

It's a common thing, but that doesn't make this action by the Republicans less of a gaffe.


I'm Colombian. One of my Filipino co-workers mistook me for Filipino when he first met me. My Korean buddy and I look quite a bit alike. It's a common mistake for an individual to make.

But for a presidential campaign with more money than God? Huge, epic fail.
 
2012-06-15 07:47:26 AM

GAT_00: Most of the recent studies are finding hole after hole in the land bridge theory. There are sites in South America that came from before the land bridge was supposedly open according to the dating. Sea transport is the only thing that makes sense.


Aliens. Don't forget the Aliens.


Seriously, the land bridge is looking less and less likely as the primary route of migration. Sea/coastal migration looks like it is becoming more the answer, but there is also no reason they both could not be true.

The biggest problem finding evidence is that coastal areas where the majority of early people may have lived back then are now underwater. Water does not leave much evidence once it covers a site, and makes likely sites very hard to find.
 
2012-06-15 07:49:40 AM

Rufus_T_Firefly: Historically, it would seem so:

[mapthatpredatescreation.jpg]


But republican's don't believe in Beringia, as it conflicts with the bibilcal historical facts of Genesis.
 
2012-06-15 07:50:00 AM

borg: I'm not defending anyone I'm a 46 year old slacker in San Francisco I hear & see that same mistake being made by liberals all the time it's fairly common in an area with a lot of Asians and hispanics. I've even seen people of those races make that mistake


This.

But that still does not excuse the failure to check the source of the pic and the people in it. That was just dumb, at the least.
 
2012-06-15 07:51:45 AM
RNC uses pictures of Asian children in outreach to Latinos. Close enough?

Crose enough!
 
2012-06-15 07:52:29 AM

Zerochance: I'm Colombian.


Shouldn't you be out with a donkey picking coffee? ;)

tomWright: and makes likely sites very hard to find.


Also the land near the Bering Sea, well the weather tends to not be conducive to things lasting a long time.
 
2012-06-15 07:53:19 AM

GAT_00: There is a decent chance that is totally bogus. The entirety of the Americas was populated at nearly the same time, and there is growing evidence for sea transport as the mode of transportation, not the land bridge.


Bogus? A $20 bill printed on my inkjet printer is bogus. Updating theories based on new evidence does not mean the previous theory was somehow misleading or purposely false. Stop playing into the republican narrative of politicizing science.

/as the corpulent bastard behind the golden microphone always says, "words mean things"
 
2012-06-15 07:58:32 AM

WhyteRaven74: Zerochance: I'm Colombian.

Shouldn't you be out with a donkey picking coffee? ;)

tomWright: and makes likely sites very hard to find.

Also the land near the Bering Sea, well the weather tends to not be conducive to things lasting a long time.


Doesn't matter now anyway. Soon as artifacts ot remains are uncovered American Indians will claim them and attempt to end any study of them
 
2012-06-15 07:59:30 AM

sweetmelissa31: You think that's embarrassing, remember the time when he sang La Cucaracha to a group of Chinese exchange students?


Got a link? I can use the laugh.
 
2012-06-15 08:03:35 AM
I can see the Republican's confusion... I mean they probably all look pretty much the same when the lights are off in the hotel room.

We could always ask Rush.
 
2012-06-15 08:03:57 AM

jakomo002: And here's a newflash: Hispanics care more about how their children are treated than how the children of Asians are treated. I mean, you get that, right?


[kanyewest.jpg]
Hispanics don't care about yellow people.
 
2012-06-15 08:07:18 AM
WhyteRaven74: Here we go, the perfect Asians for the GOP, the Ainu of Japan

Holy sh#t... Ezio was Japanese?
 
2012-06-15 08:08:30 AM

RexTalionis: GAT_00: Rufus_T_Firefly: Historically, it would seem so:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x799]

There is a decent chance that is totally bogus. The entirety of the Americas was populated at nearly the same time, and there is growing evidence for sea transport as the mode of transportation, not the land bridge.

Where the hell did you hear that? I mean, even logically, that wouldn't make sense. Even if sea transport was the mode of transportation, it would still be impossible for the entirety of the Americas to be populated at the same time - sea farers would still have to travel from the edges of the coasts inland and eastwards.

Besides, there was a genetic study that demonstrated that Native Americans share a specific haploid group in their DNA that is only shared by the peoples of Northeastern Asia and Siberia, which makes the land bridge theory a heck of a lot more likely.


He heard it from Noah.
 
2012-06-15 08:18:27 AM
Romney: So, are you Chinese or Japanese?
Voter: We're Laotian. We're from Laos.
Romney:(long pause) So are you Chinese or Japanese?
 
2012-06-15 08:22:22 AM
Can't people just be happy that the Republicans are at least pretending that people who aren't wealthy white businessmen have value?
 
2012-06-15 08:35:43 AM
punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-15 08:36:26 AM
img.photobucket.com

Hola, mi gente. Your faces remind me of the great Mexican conqueror, Generalissimo Tso.
 
2012-06-15 08:49:28 AM
Are they not the same thing?

All the food trucks selling Korean Tacos must've been lying to me this whole time

Or, someone at the RNC saw "The Wind Talkers" a few too many times.
 
2012-06-15 08:49:36 AM
Update, 4:53 p.m.

RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski says: "An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected."


Non-story. Over-zealous vendor.
 
2012-06-15 08:49:43 AM
CROSE ENOUGH, SUBBY
 
2012-06-15 08:53:29 AM

WhyteRaven74: Here we go, the perfect Asians for the GOP, the Ainu of Japan

[truthasaur.com image 533x800]


The Most Interesting Man in the world is Japanese??
 
2012-06-15 08:55:05 AM
So "outside vendor" is the new "overzealous staffer." Good to know; I like to keep up to date on the latest lame excuses and lies.
 
2012-06-15 08:57:11 AM

Zerochance: I'm Latino. In both speeding tickets I've had in my lifetime, the police officers listed me down as "Asian".


Were you pulled over by Car RamRod?

Officer 1: I'll have the poo poo platter with two eggrolls and no MSG.
Officer 2: Yeah chief, and I'll have a shih tzu.
 
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