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Comment: Re:Why would you want this? (Score 1) 178

by CohibaVancouver (#48886297) Attached to: New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

You'd still be an addict, just one who could never satisfy his cravings.

Yes, but eventually the cravings would be greatly reduced.

If I dropped a chain-smoker on a desert island for a year with everything they needed, but without any cigarettes, their first month would be hellish, but by the end of the year most of the nicotine cravings would be gone.

Comment: Re:No way! (Score 2, Insightful) 512

You'll have to define "common sense" for me. My understanding of it is incompatible with your description of it. Common sense is a groupthink. It's a moron-level competent man standard.

But how far does it extend?

Everyone in the developed world thinks it's common sense to provide healthcare to all of one's citizens. Not the USA - That's commie talk.

Everyone in the developed world thinks it's common sense to restrict access to firearms. Not the USA - That's Theft of Freedom.

So sure, it's common sense not to run over your foot with a lawnmower, but anything more complicated than that...

Comment: Re:God-damn. (Score 1) 138

by CohibaVancouver (#48790557) Attached to: Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000
Money in the hands of people who know what the hell they are doing and how to truly give help to those who need it (think Medecins Sans Frontieres) goes a lot further than some volunteer stumbling around.

But back when I had no money I did volunteer a lot at the local Boys and Girls' Club.

Comment: Re:God-damn. (Score 2) 138

by CohibaVancouver (#48790321) Attached to: Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000
I have read this three times and I still have no idea what you are talking about.

Option 1: Spend your space $100K on this piece of grey plastic.

Option 2: Spend your spare $100K on food for your local food bank to help families in your community that are feeding their kids Cheerios for dinner. Or worse, sending them to school hungry because this month they had to put a new muffler on the car that they drive 20 miles to work.

I assure you that makes a "damn lot of difference."

Comment: Re:God-damn. (Score 2) 138

by CohibaVancouver (#48790207) Attached to: Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000

I've walked through some of Saddam's old palaces, and the amount of money he probably wasted on that stuff while the rest of the country rotted is just staggering.

Yeah, but unlike Saddam I'd like to think we're not a bunch of assholes who would put an old video game ahead of the well-being of kids.

Comment: God-damn. (Score -1, Flamebait) 138

by CohibaVancouver (#48790047) Attached to: Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000
Time to put my flame suit on.

Done.

You want to know why they hate us? *THIS* is why they hate us. $100K for an effing OLD VIDEO GAME?

You know how many schools you could build in Kenya for $100K? How many goats you could buy for needy families? How many girls you could send to school in Afghanistan? How many life-saving vaccinations you could dispense? How many malaria nets? How many wells you could dig?

Hey bidders, if you seriously have this kind of coin go spend it on something that will honestly make a difference in the life of a kid.

Comment: Re:Conform or be expelled (Score 1) 320

by CohibaVancouver (#48761497) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

Also, in many cases, the HOA bylaws are not made available to you until closing.

That is bananas. Here in British Columbia you don't have HOAs, but when you buy a condo or townhouse you fall under the condo board's bylaws. It's perfectly reasonable to ask for them during the due diligence process (and in some cases they're publicly online for all to read, e.g. http://www.freesiavancouver.co... ).

You may be asked to cover the cost of photocopying them, but that's it.

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