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Comment: Hint: Its not about being ignorant. (Score 1) 2

Ignorance is bliss .... Nuff said

Is that why you didnt care to read TFA before commenting? This has nothing to do with being ignorant about whats happening around the world. Its about (among other things) what news are relevant to you, and the lacking depth of the news one gets served by most newsmedia.

+ - News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier 2

Submitted by Ch_Omega
Ch_Omega (532549) writes "According to this article over at the Guardian, itself an extract from this earlier (and longer) essay by Rolf Dobelli, news is bad for your health. Further, it leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply, Dobelli claims. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether"

Comment: Re:Fundamentalists (Score 1) 1121

And you guys are attacking the Muslims? How about cleaning up your own scum first?

Or how about not asking people to limit themself to thinking just one thought at a time? By the way - there are lot's of muslims being born and living in my country. I considered their fundamentalists just as much a part of "our own scum" as our christian fundamentalists.

Comment: Re:Good technology (Score 1) 187

by Ch_Omega (#43285129) Attached to: Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are More Likely To Re-offend

Except that a lot of people who keep or don't keep their promises as politicians have to contend with 400 other politicians who also want to keep their promises. And when one politician says "I will cut taxes!" and another promises "I will fund social security!" You can't have both keep their promises.

And this is also something that politicians (hopefully) know. I contend that making promises that you know there is a big chance you won't be able to keep, even though it's because external reasons, is just as bad as making promises you don't intend to keep in the first place.

Comment: Re:Mixed-handedness (Score 1) 260

by Ch_Omega (#43280621) Attached to: On handedness: I am ...

Would you see any major issues with limiting private possession of guns (say, limit to hunting/defense needs and otherwise require them to be stored securely at a range/shop, etc?)

From a practical standpoint, no. In principle, yes, because it implies a lack of thrust in me, and in my ability to act civil around other people.

Comment: Re:Mixed-handedness (Score 3, Informative) 260

by Ch_Omega (#43265241) Attached to: On handedness: I am ...

. I also think it's sad. Why? When a gun/rifle is part of your life it becomes an option for everything.

Really? I have three guns, and I only use them for punching holes in paper from extended ranges, which I find relaxing. And truth be told, the only other option I can think of for them, is hunting, which I don't do. But, thanks for telling me how I should behave and think in order to fit your prejudices.

Star Wars Prequels

Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set 514

Posted by Soulskill
from the Han,-mah-bukee,-keel-ee-calleya-ku-kah dept.
Ch_Omega writes "According to this article over at The Telegraph, Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community in Austria over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul's most revered mosques. The anger was provoked by 'Jabba's Palace,' a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego's Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting series of science fiction films. 'The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed,' said the statement posted on the organization's website. 'It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.'"

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