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Comment Re:How is this newsworthy? (Score 1) 283

Exactly, because in the jungle there are no rights

Oh, I get it now. You think that human beings aren't any different in their cognitive abilities, capacity for reason, and ability to think abstractly and communicate than are, say, tigers or lemurs.

I don't need it, but I need a government to tell others that.

No, you can tell them yourself, and if they are too irrational to digest the concept, and you're too weak to defend against violent, irrational people, then you need a government to help you protect your rights.

Comment Re:That isn't trustful. (Score 1) 277

So your advice is that you should place more trust in code that you can't audit a single line of, just because it'd be hard to audit all FOSS code.

That's a pretty amusing substitute for logic, but you're welcome to apply it for yourself if you like.

Be sure to get back to us and let us know how that's worked out for you.

Comment Re:Believed in aliens ... (Score 1) 104

All the things that everyone knows are true, yet science won't dare to tread there.

You wrapped up rumour, hearsay, and gossip into one tidy package.

And like most people who prattle such nonsense as yours, you obviously think of "science" as some nebulous agency that does stuff, whereas it's nothing of the sort—science is a method whereby we find out stuff.

Comment Re:Not a bad deal, really. (Score 1) 104

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch'.

That doesn't sound like going down a rabbit hole. It sounds more like waking up.

Comment Re:Well then... (Score 1) 106

If you need to download it first, you're waiting for a half hour or more to get a good copy.

You might be waiting half an hour--for me it's usually more like 5 minutes.

You might think streaming is a good solution for your shitty Internet, but it's really not.

The people who actually want streaming are the media cartels, so they can keep you from having a copy so they can charge you rent forever and ever, amen.

Comment Re:Are you being simple? (Score 1) 10

What I'm taking away from this is that if Powell/Cheney/Kissinger did something bad, that's ok because they were good. But if Hil does it, it's bad because she's bad.

Makes perfect sense to me, only... why am I left feeling like I've a pair of shoes hanging from my ears and my feet are stuck in a wooly hat?

Comment Re:How is this newsworthy? (Score 1) 283

So you think that just because you decided to kill them, they didn't have the right to live? That's really your take on things?

If you initiate violence, you are giving up your OWN claim on your right to live. You have the right up until you infringe on someone else's. That's simple, rational stuff. If you can't use reason in your world view, then you are by definition looking at things irrationally. If you act irrationally, and it results in you doing something like killing those 9 people, then you have waived your own right to your life. Do you get that? You don't need a government to tell you that. But if you can't figure it out without a government telling you that, please do the rest of us a favor and don't do anything dangerous like voting.

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