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Comment: i think it is important that we remember (Score 3, Interesting) 300

by Chrisq (#47748773) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video
i think it is important that we remember that this is what Islam stands for. Not extremist Islam or a fringe, but exactly what the warlord Muhammad taught. read the Qur'an and you will see many explicit instructions to behead "enemies of Islam" and take women as sex slaves. All Muslims are instructed to subdue non muslims, and give them the choice of living as second class citizens and paying a punitive tax, converting to islam, or being killed.

+ - EU rules limit vacuum cleaners to 1600W from the 1st of September

Submitted by AmiMoJo
AmiMoJo (196126) writes "New EU rules are limiting vacuum cleaner motors to 1600W from 2014/09/01. The EU summary of the new rules explains that consumers currently equate watts with cleaning power, which is not the case. Manufacturers will be required to put ratings on packaging, including energy efficiency, cleaning efficiency on hard and carpeted floors, and dust emissions from the exhaust. In the EU vacuum cleaners use more energy than the whole of Denmark, and produce more emissions than dishwashers and washing machines."

Comment: It sounds like rubbish (Score 1) 441

by Chrisq (#47729011) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
If its anything like the UK, the foreign workers won't all be the very best. I've worked with some top rate foreign workers on visas, but most of them are of an "OK" standard. Almost the same with native British workers, I've worked with some who are the very best, but most are "OK". The one difference is I have seen a couple of really bad native British workers who shouldn't be in the job. I've never seen a foreign worker that bad - presumably they fail to get out of their country.

Comment: Odd argument - and doesn't guarantee peace in 2700 (Score 1) 391

by Chrisq (#47727501) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

Please note, it is now 1370-something according to islamic calendar, as it starts from Mohamed's flight.

During the 1370s, christians were very busy beheading, hanging and burning people, just because they had a different opinion on religion or were considered witches and sorcerers or suggested better methods to stop pestilence beyond prayers. Furthermore, in that era entire armies of christians chopped up each other on the battlefields over who was to become the next king or whether the Pope should be above the Emperor or vica versa. By now, most christian nations have grown up and no longer do such things.

Thus, I suggest islamic calendar 2000-something will see a lot of muslim computer chip engineers and software designers, who don't even know how to use a knife or an RPG (the non-dungeon type).

If you go along the lines that we should allow it because Christians did the same thing hundreds of years ago there will never be peace. for one thing it is by no means certain that the same thing will happen in Islam. The Quran has a lot of direct instructions to murder, rape, and subjugate non believers - becoming a peaceful religion would mean seeing a lot of the Qur'an as incorrect, whereas for Christians it largely meant ignoring the Old testament - which the theology itself made easy.

That said Judaism has largely come to terms with the violent passages in the Old testament, so its not impossible. The thing is even if it does happen, and you are content to let the Muslims continue in barbarism until 2700 then what's to say that some other religion won't be violent then? Will your descendants then say "oh well the Christians and Muslims used to be like this so lets give them a few centuries of barbarism?"

Forty two.