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Comment: Re:"Free" exercise (Score 1) 207

by Chrisq (#49127721) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

I'd ride to work every day too if it wasn't for the 100m height difference. But geez that was a fast ride home the few times I did.

A work colleague used to do the same regularly the other way round, only he lived 300m higher than the city. He'd come in as fresh as a breeze even in hot weather, but say he got really good exercise on the way home!

Comment: Re:this does nothing, systemically. (Score 2, Insightful) 132

by Chrisq (#49118175) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone

The longterm solution to Pakistans terrorism problems is largely structural and political. Increased education funding, crackdowns on government corruption, increased employment, and most of all a more vocal and political opposition to the United States drone war.

Wishful thinking. Its time to realise terrorism is motiveted by Islam, not poverty or lack of education. The BBC let slip this morning that girls going off to become "ISIS brides" were above average intelligence, straight A students and they did not grow up in poverty. The same for the 9/11 bombers.

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