Robert Tumas 
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Re: “Cops Being Dicks: Seattle Cop Punches Woman in Face for Jaywalking

Why does it take that cop, like, ten minutes to restrain a teenager? I mean, what if that was a 300 pound schizophrenic skin head Nazi on PCP? I hear they enjoy jaywalking more than anyone. Lesson Learned: When approaching errant pedestrians, call for back up, before engaging in hand to hand combat.

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Posted by Robert Tumas on 06/16/2010 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Intern Testimonials: Volunteer at Northside and Get a Free Northside Badge

so that's what you were doing with that eye dropper...

Posted by Robert Tumas on 06/03/2010 at 3:59 PM
Posted by Robert Tumas on 05/18/2010 at 4:43 PM

Re: “The Death of Styrofoam?

@Priscilla

As per the EPA's website (http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/styrene.…) :

- Several epidemiologic studies suggest that there may be an association between styrene exposure and an increased risk of leukemia and lymphoma. However, the evidence is inconclusive due to multiple chemical exposures and inadequate information on the levels and duration of exposure.

-IARC has classified styrene as a Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans. (12)
-Styrene oxide is a reactive metabolite of styrene and shows positive carcinogenic results in oral exposure bioassays. Styrene oxide has been detected in workers exposed to styrene. IARC has classified this metabolite as a Group 2A, probable human carcinogen. (7,12)
-EPA does not have a carcinogen classification for styrene; the chemical currently is undergoing an EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) review to establish such a classification.

I stand corrected, sort of...

... Though it is not a proven fact that Styrene is a carcinogen, it is most definitely not proven that it is not- with most evidence pointing to, yes, of course it is. And while the EPA may not recognize it officially as a carcinogen, it is safe to say that this stuff is not made of marshmallows. Its only a matter of time before it becomes official and you can bet your ass that the scientists who conducted the tests on this stuff consider it to be a "known" carcinogen. Despite the criss crossing governmental vetting system that oil companies are able to hide behind to protect the good name of their ingredients, the fact remains that the "toxic white stuff" is terrible, the truth will out, and you just don't care about the earth.

Posted by Robert Tumas on 04/26/2010 at 6:09 PM

Re: “People 65 and Older Make the World a Worse Place

Just as we are unable to vote before the age of 18 - due unofficially to the fact that young kids are stupid or something, or maybe just haven't developed a world view broad enough to make informed decisions - this great country should also not allow people to vote after 65 for sort of the same reason. The 65 year old world view has ceased again to be broad and instead has entered into the just before death tunnel vision of finding religion (if not already found), hoarding money, envying youth, hating everyone that isn't them and being just generally grumpy. Much like a teenager is so malleable that we cannot trust them to think for themselves or vote (this, debatable), a 65 year old is so entrenched in their views from decades of being beaten down by the weight of the world, that we should no longer be able to trust the way they think either (this, not so much).

A 65 year old's decision to vote against gay marriage doesn't represent a rational examination of the facts and anecdotes at hand... it represents a viewpoint that was formed 30 years ago by some some suburban pulpit monger when the ignorance of the general public was even worse than it is now. And they don't trust any of this new-fangled, logical, common sense dialoguing stuff about equal rights and shit so, remember this: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Posted by Robert Tumas on 04/21/2010 at 2:37 PM

Re: “The Great Bushwick Anarchist Raid of 2010: Video

Why does Officer Wiggums find it prudent to reiterate the fact that they are "just doing their job"? One would hope that it is understood when the blue uniforms are donned "their job" is all a police officer does, or is allowed to do. Oh, hope.

Questionable events indeed.

Posted by Robert Tumas on 04/15/2010 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Steven Seagal Keeps Sex Slaves on Staff

I always knew Seagal's "physiological reaction" to "sexual arousal" would be "unique."

Posted by Robert Tumas on 04/13/2010 at 3:26 PM

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