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Comment: Re:I take offense! (Score 2) 127

by CrimsonAvenger (#47533235) Attached to: Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

Or problem is we put people into positions of power who developed their sense of morality at a time when "The Nazis" were still a valid political party and we didn't generally allow African Americans into the military yet.

And in 50 years, we'll be putting people into positions of power who believe something that is a very fashionable idea in 2014. No idea what it will be, but since we pick our leadership from among the elderly, and develop our ideas of what's good, right and proper during our youth, it's inevitable.

Note also, for reference, the "Buffalo Soldiers". They were around from the end of the Civil War (formed in 1866). There were Negro regiments during the Civil War as well.

It should be noted also that the 9th and 10th Cavalry, as well as other Negro regiments existed through WW2 until the military was integrated during the Korean War (considerably before the rest of US society).

Comment: Re:Just wow. (Score 1) 106

by CrimsonAvenger (#47523981) Attached to: Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

If we attach penalties for violation of the UN bill of rights governments would be forced to hold a much higher standard of behavior.

I suggest you take a quick look at the UN Veto Powers. Then ask yourself: "how likely are ANY of these countries to want real penalties attached to the UN Bill of Rights?"

If your answer to the question above was "why, all five of them would give the UN Bill of Rights some teeth in a heartbeat, if only someone would suggest it to them", then go right ahead and do so.

Then report to your psychiatrist and tell him you need stronger meds....

Comment: Re:Biden is talking coding?? (Score 1) 221

by CrimsonAvenger (#47521493) Attached to: VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

Success in life in not measured by how well you know coding.

Agree completely.

Alas, talking in public about things you know nothing about tends to make you look like an idiot.

Not that Biden needed "One More Thing" to help him look like an idiot - he's had that down for years.

Comment: Re:Advanced? (Score 1) 94

by CrimsonAvenger (#47519367) Attached to: Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

Assuming life favors a single-star system when in reality it favors a twin-star system.

I'm assuming you are a native of a twin-star system who happens to be doing anthropology work among the savages in this system.

Because otherwise, I can't figure out how you'd know that life favors a twin-star system, given that we know of zero twin-star systems that support life.

Comment: Evil Corporations... (Score 1) 346

So, the Evil Corporation decides to not make its employees work Saturdays?

And you're complaining about this?

I gather that this means that it's only evil if a corporation makes YOU work Saturdays, but if they make the people who provide you services work Saturdays, that's just fine?

Comment: Re:Short-Lived? (Score 2) 776

Job growth in one year means there are more jobs. Forever.

What an intriguing theory you have.

Note that if self-driving trucks were to become available, truck driver jobs would all disappear...forever. In other words, new technology sometimes makes jobs disappear.

And job growth last year doesn't guarantee the existence of jobs next year. Otherwise, the Great Depression would never have happened.

Comment: Re:Typo (Score 1) 51

human beings with worthwhile ideas and commentary are not always absolutely perfect typists or rhetoricians.

So, it's your theory that people who don't know the difference between "their", "there", and "they're" have "worthwhile ideas".

Seems to me that in order to learn enough to develop a worthwhile idea, they'd have been exposed to enough schooling to not make the sort of mistakes one expects of seven-year-olds.

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. -- Jean-Paul Kauffmann