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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

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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?"

Comment: Re: They should do the opposite (Score 1) 391

by Chrisq (#47727461) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

You mean that nasty organisation - which though it is thoroughly unpleasant is far better than Islam because it has never even threatened to kill someone, let alone murdering thousands, kidnapping thousands of women as sex slaves and chopping off journalist's heads?

Yeah. No true Christian would do anything like that, except for the Army of God, IRA, the NLFT (who forcibly convert people, as well as using rape as a means of intimidation), Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati (who was gunned down on behalf of Christians using World Vision as cover), NSCN, one of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland factions carried out ethnic cleansing leaving 900 people dead and 100,000 refugees, Maronite Christian militias in Lebanon targeting Muslims and Palestinian refugees ("People who committed the acts of murder that I saw that day were wearing crucifixions and were calling themselves Christians."), the Iron Guard, the Lncieri, National-Christian Defense League, the KKK, the Lord's Resistance Army, and so forth.

No, Christians are the true Religion of Peace.

Except that they are no better.

So are you arguing that we should also hide any videos of Christian atrocities or that the Muslims should be able to commit rapes and murders because some Christians do to?

I should also point out on behalf of Christians that we don't have hundreds of Christians from the West going to join these groups, and that a majority of Christians condemn these atrocities whereas when Muslims commit atrocities we see thousands of them celebrating.

Comment: Re:Wind and sunlight? (Score 2) 46

by Chrisq (#47727129) Attached to: Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

What surprises me is the "the source of the ammonium and methane is most likely from the breakdown of organic matter that was deposited in the area hundreds of thousands of years ago when Antarctica was warmer and the sea inundated West Antarctica." part. If the methane was already readily available, why didn't the organisms multiply to use up the methane faster? I guess some organism breaks down the organic matter to methane and thereby limits the availability for the methane eating organism. But over the course of a hundred thousand years I feel that such a limited ecosystem should have exhausted the resources long ago. What is the limiting factor that prevents this?

I guess everything is really slow because of the cold temperature. It would be nice to have a comment from someone that knows about this type of ecosystem.

Comment: Re: They should do the opposite (Score 1) 391

by Chrisq (#47727079) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

I have 3 words for you..

Westboro Baptist Church

Although I do wonder if you will understand.

You mean that nasty organisation - which though it is thoroughly unpleasant is far better than Islam because it has never even threatened to kill someone, let alone murdering thousands, kidnapping thousands of women as sex slaves and chopping off journalist's heads?

Comment: Re:The power of images... (Score 4, Informative) 391

by Chrisq (#47726935) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

A north vietnamese point-blank to the head execution...

A girl running from a napalm attack, her clothes half burned off...

Bodies piled in German concentration camps...

An explosion over Hiroshima...

Are these photos now forbidden as well?

But sharing them wouldn't be islamaphobic and upset the "religion of peace". The government is in full appeasement mode

Comment: They should do the opposite (Score 0) 391

by Chrisq (#47726927) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime
They should show it on TV with an explanation that this is what Islam stands for and believes. Perhaps then the people who say ridiculous things like "all religions are the same" would shut up. Do they really believe that a reporter interviewing the Mormon tabernacle Choir is just as likely to be kidnapped and beheaded?

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