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Comment: Peeping Toms (Score 1) 199

Here in Vancouver it seems Peeping Toms have started using drones to peer into high rise apartments:

https://twitter.com/Conner_G/s...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/...

I would say the era of the legal 'personal drone' is rapidly coming to an end. Some people can't use them responsibly, so like everything else fun they will be banned.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Comment: Re:As a chrono-American, I can remember... (Score 1, Troll) 112

Mysteriously, you are also quite happy to deficit-finance the billions upon billions it costs to incarcerate millions of your citizens.

If you want to lock up all those people for petty crimes (then throw away the key) then at least raise taxes so your citizens understand the true cost, instead of just borrowing the money to fund it. Eventually that's gonna unravel.

Comment: Re:Real Problem (Score 4, Insightful) 264

Actually many (not all) of the policemen and policewomen in the U.S. are ex military.

That in itself can be a problem. Take a person who has been trained to shoot first and ask questions later and then make them into civilian law enforcement.

What could possibly go wrong?

Comment: Re:you must not have done well in math class (Score 1) 214

by CohibaVancouver (#47687157) Attached to: Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

We will do what we like, and you will always have to live with it.

Of course we will live with it - But don't expect us to accept nonsense like "We'll change our mind once a gun is pointed at us." We don't live in gun-crazy nations, so we're not going to experience that.

We're also fellow humans, so we're allowed to comment on the insanity of it all when nutballs gun down your children and you just shrug and say "Oh well, nothing we can do. Guess we better get more guns then."

Comment: Re:you must not have done well in math class (Score 1) 214

by CohibaVancouver (#47686401) Attached to: Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

I hope someone points a gun at you one day, maybe you'll change your snarky assed stance.

Up here in Canada guns are severely restricted. As a result, it's unlikely in the extreme that you'll ever have one pointed at you.

This is something the gun nut anonymous cowards like you refuse to accept: If guns are restricted, *everyone* has less access to them, including the bad guys.

Comment: Apollo 13 (Score 4, Insightful) 701

by CohibaVancouver (#47503871) Attached to: Favorite "Go!" Phrase?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Apollo 13 Flight Controllers. Listen up! Give me a go/no-go for launch... Booster!
Go!
Retro!
Go!
FIDO!
We're go, Flight!
Guidance!
Guidance, go!
Surgeon!
Go, Flight.
EECOM!
We're go, Flight!
GNC!
We're go!
TELMU!
Go!
Control!
Go, Flight!
Procedures!
Go!
INCO!
Go!
FAO!
We are go!
Network!
Go!
Recovery!
Go!
CAPCOM!
We're go, Flight!
Launch Control, this is Houston. We are go for launch.

Comment: Re:Did he just notice that? (Score 1) 529

Then why do employer not want to give up health insurance and let everyone get health insurance like they get car insurance?

I'm sure employers would love to get out of having to supply health insurance. However, the USA has for some reason created this convoluted health 'insurance' system whereby employers are supposed to take care of Americans, not the nation-state.

...but you know how it is. Every other developed nation in the world is wrong, and the USA is right. Same with guns, of course.

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly

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