That is one very scary prospect.
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"In the end, it's really no ones business but the parents as to how far they go to control their own children." Within the limits of the law. Some go Fritzl style control...
But a jet flying at night/under cover of darkness etc is somewhere that woodenboattimesfolk wouldn't be able to see/detect so the jet would easily be stealthy if flying high at night, painted black.
Da Alienz could simply know where we're looking and be avoiding those areas, or finding ways to hide like inside large storms (no idea if humans can see inside a tornado fully, so it's a wild guess) or hell even be hiding in a volcano, or deeeeeeep in the ocean.
We still haven't explored all of this planet as far as I know, of course if we have then ignore this and go find ET.
Hate to take it to the extremes, and no I don't think cops are even close to being that bad on a bad bad day. Buttttt I am sure people were able to find nice nazi soldiers, who looked after people etc but at the end of the day if they are contributing overall to something bad then they can't really claim innocence. If the police are really that bad then one or two good ones won't really make up for many more bad ones.
No idea what American police are like except for cops, crime channel etc, and by the looks of it they seem to be very rough whilst detaining people, aggressive and angry, whilst Aussie cop shows tend to show our cops trying to talk the person into submission. There are a few american cops like that but generally they seem to just be one angry bunch and I really hope that tv is showing them wrongly.
In Australia though most police I see are usually quite friendly, I'll wave and say hi to them and they are usually fine. But I know of people who say how they speak to officers when being pulled over, eg aggressive n angry attitudes, and then wonder why the cops are giving them tickets or "hassling" them. They're humans, treat them good and you will probably be ok, but if you meet under bad circumstances then they probably aren't going to be that friendly. Respect is a 2 way street.
However dealing with criminals and no respect, abuse, etc, I think pretty much everyone would be an angry cop. And also it would depend on training, they are trained to be the AUTHORITY, the boss, the law, they're trained to be above all others in some respects as they are in a position of power and need to keep it. Hence a nice big ego, or an attractive job for those who already had a nice big ego.
To be honest the majority of televangelists etc seem to just be greedy and full of *insertanotherword.
With the technology becoming easier than I'm guessing we'll see some real/in the flesh biblical stories come to life on the screen, I'd like to see what the original bible's tales were about and not anything that's been translated 50 times with various errors.
It'll be interesting to see media students work from these new tech's, hollywood won't be king for long.
Profanity is a major part of common communication these days that to not use it would make movies simply unbelievable. Unless of course you're trying to make some puritan film which uses other words instead of profanity, meaning the same in context but people are too naive to realize. However profanity for shock value is simply boring and annoys me, but profanity for a reason whether it be fear/anger or simply the way the people talk in a given situation/culture then it's totally acceptable and I don't see why anyone could fault it?
Not sure how many biblically sound movies are made but a few tv movies seem to head heavily towards the godloving region and with the amount of money some of the televangelists have I'd be surprised if they didn't have a bunch of movies you could try.
Funnily enough in school the back of the bus was the most popular spot here in Aus.
...and ensure the sites don't get money for obtrusive annoying ads. I have adblock but most nice decent little ads I leave alone. Only the stupid ones that cover half the content, make dumbshit noises (though these are getting rare these days) get the block. Selfish? Maybe but only as selfish as sites that wish to try invade your little browser window as much as possible with the most annoying ads imaginable. There was a reason adblock was invented...
Offtopic of course But I'm looking for some good news sites with the latest breakthroughs in tech, science, etc. Know any?
History has shown many have lived in cooperative society without paying many of the costs. "Draft" dodging via wealth n power, Affording decent lawyers or even going as far to use corruption to get around laws, using the courts and large amounts of money to win a war of atrocity against someone in a courtroom because they cannot afford to pay the legal costs to continue the fight.
Society evolved and grew up with the weak being stood on, survival of the fittest, the strong take power and oppress others, always have and for the short term future probably always will.
Maybe that's just human nature, or maybe it's the law of nature itself. The good thing is that part of our human nature as a species that is social is to help out those in need at times and hopefully we will evolve socially to allow more of it vs chasing greed.
Maybe when science gets to a point where we can interface the biology with cybernetics to access all of our emotions, keep us happy, then no one will care if they are oppressed as they can simply be happy. If you had the chance to do boring manual labour work but had a way to make it the most fun you'll ever have then you'd be a fool not to choose it.
The thing people hate about America with this is that they claim how bad censorship is for other countries etc but do it themselves apparently. Just like the cries of "land of the free" and hypocrisy's where free health-care is apparently the devil. If you put forth your country as the ideal free peaceful democratic society then expect people to call you out more for when you fail to live up to it.
The fact that the reason these sites were taken down is still a secret just enforces doubt. Just like in my country (Australia) our blocklist for the censorship is going to remain a "secret" for the good of the people? History again proves secret reasons that things are banned or even people locked up for them usually come with oppression.
Parents and society still do their very best to keep the sex is bad message to the kids. If society embraced sex instead of keeping it as some dirty act things might change (women would probably enjoy it more due to the lack of insecurity over being "slutty). Kid's are always going to try some form of it at some point, kids are curious folk, best to do is keep them educated and don't act like it's some bad naughty thing to do (kids like to try the bad/naughty stuff to push boundaries, when it's not viewed as a way for rebellion then they probably won't care as much about trying).
Problem is sex can still end up with a long term consequence even when taking contraceptives, and as a kid the ability to support a child is much lower than needed in many cases for today's society. Hell even 2 working parents struggle to afford children.
Some bad teachers also mentally scar the kids, from saying they will have no future and never amount to anything (one of the worst things said to a student) to being overly aggressive, yelling, poking at the chest of a primary school student helping to cause great anxiety that stays with them well into childhood.
1 bad apple can mess up a child even with simple meaningless talk and banter because children don't have the capacity to understand hurtful words like that. (Heard how bad it's affected cousins, friends, even in highschool). Tell a student something like that and some will fight to prove you wrong, but many will simply be hurt and give up. When a person of authority, who's meant to know their shit, tells you that you won't amount to anything a lot of kids will believe it. A little bit of encouragement truly goes a long way.
But of course the difference is between being a useless teacher, and a true bad teacher.
I believe oxygen gets converted into free radicals which damage the body, thus we need anti-oxides to help stave off old age. http://www.biobeautybalm.com/oxygen/ (take as you will) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_radicals#Free_radicals_in_biology
Hopefully one of the slashdot biologists can answer further:P
Just for arguments sake, what if they have internet but live 2-300km from libraries, etc (Farms in Australia are like this, schooling is done via internet or radio since it's so far way)
So their closest 711, etc, with credit to buy like that may not even be the closest town. And their nearest library might be one of 20 books so far off the topic they require. There are exceptions to all of these oh you can walk to your local library arguments because not everyone has that ability but might have access to the internet.
True, much more effective when he knows he's a loser and is belittled by the parents for failing, instead of you know, enjoying childhood?