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Comment: Re:From Mall of America visitor rules: (Score 1) 241

by Calydor (#49106201) Attached to: Al-Shabaab Video Threat Means Heightened Security at Mall of America

It's almost like America is a country where violence is PG-13, but nudity is NC-17.

Oh wait.

Seriously though, the main problem in America seems to be a culture of glorifying violent actions in one way or another. From the classic examples of how geeks and nerds get treated in school by the 'cool' jocks to the frothing "MY GUN OR MY LIFE!" mentality some people exhibit I can only sit here and quietly shake my head at the world-leading super-power who wants to tell everyone else how to do things.

To be quite honest, I'm not sure who's more scary. The extremists east of me ... or the ones west of me.

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 0) 265

Effectively sterile, until it turns out that some wild females have a different rare genetic mutation which when coupled with this one creates something entirely unexpected.

Being able to reproduce is being able to reproduce. You don't say that a couple who have a stillborn baby are sterile, do you?

Comment: Re:It's all about me. (Score 1) 823

by Calydor (#48881135) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

If visual clues are so important, why aren't cars mandated to all be in the most visible colors possible, rather than lots of silver or black cars that vanish against the background?

If engine noise gets mandated, so help me I will lobby to have it mandated that ALL cars be neon orange with large green dots.

Comment: Re:Not sure how this is necessary (Score 2) 323

Suspicion of mass bullying:

1) Ask bullied kid to log into Facebook and show THEIR logs.
2) Ask other bullied kids if you know of any.
3) If bullying actually took place, and it is illegal, file a subpoena for the full logs.

No need to reveal passwords on suspicion.

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