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Comment: Re:I live in the Northeast part of Austin... (Score -1, Flamebait) 88

by DNS-and-BIND (#48166155) Attached to: Google Fiber To Launch In Austin, Texas In December
Bicycling accomplishments are a better use of tax money than any road or sewer. It's important to show the rejection of cars and also publically show that a bicycle city can be done. If some hicks from the sticks don't get their police 'protection' then that's just tough shit.

Comment: Re:Same old American Xenophobia (Score 3, Insightful) 323

by DNS-and-BIND (#48141881) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science

Isn't it odd that no matter how much progress America makes, the Left is always ready with a cutting criticism? Even considering that up until recently, new immigrants were expected to assimilate into the existing society, instead of having exceptions made for them?

Go ahead and try that bullshit anywhere else in the world. How welcoming is Egypt to new people? Nigeria? China? Thailand? Oh, but America somehow fails to live up to an imaginary ideal that NOBODY IN THE WORLD does, so that's wrong and we should hate Americans for that.

Comment: Re:That whole list (Score 1) 124

by DNS-and-BIND (#48137917) Attached to: Federal Government Removes 7 Americans From No-Fly List

Well, it was supposed to be used as a weapon against our enemies in time of war. Now that the threat is no longer around, the legislation needs to sunset and everything needs to go back to how it was.

Unfortunately, the federal government has a very bad record of giving up power once it's got it. It uses that power to gain more power, and so on. And we end up with a modern tyranny and scolding voices saying, "we're forcing you to do this for your own good".

Comment: Re:Not Just Ebola (Score 5, Interesting) 279

by DNS-and-BIND (#48137889) Attached to: Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

You know, the US Constitution was written explicitly to prevent tyranny. When you start bumping up against its limits and grouching that you need more power, and this damned document won't let you, this means you're on the wrong side.

When the editorial pages of the New York Times express admiration for tyrants abroad and your fundraisers openly state that the executive needs more power (what, being the President of the United States isn't enough power, WTF) then you have a problem and you need to go through and re-think your entire worldview, starting from base principles. Either that, or We The People need to introduce you dictatorial fuckheads to hemp rope and cottonwood trees.

Comment: Re:The Russian space program was amazing (Score 2) 122

The SOVIETS, not the Russians. The Soviet Union conquered many different ethnic groups for their empire, and the Russians were only one of them.

I think a lot of people forget that Russia was just the first nation to fall to the Soviets. Just like Germany was the first nation to fall to the Nazis.

Comment: Re:But if Democracy comes to China... (Score 1) 44

Stop inventing imaginary scenarios. You're talking out your ass and have no idea what you're saying. While you weren't paying attention, the days of cheap labor in China ceased several years ago. The buzz these days is all about Vietnam and Burma. I say again, STOP inventing points of view from imaginary people you aren't familiar with, just because it fits your narrative.

Comment: Re:If you dare... (Score 1) 216

by DNS-and-BIND (#48128267) Attached to: Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice
That's a common reaction to hearing viewpoints with which you disagree. Where's the "Science, bitches!" crowd now? Remember, science is always right and if it tells us we need to radically restructure our society and change cherished modes of thinking, then that's just what has to happen and anyone who disagrees is a denialist.

Comment: Re:Research (Score 1) 165

Not true. Recently while clicking around I found myself watching a BBC report from 1982 about the Falklands War. Being the BBC, and considering the topic, I naturally expected their famous bias to show itself shortly. It didn't! The report was three minutes of facts. No bias, no narrative, no attempt to tie the report into an over-arching theme to influence society in a direction that BBC overlords considered "positive". Just the facts. I was stunned. So yes, things were better before.

Comment: Re:Screw "American's Faith" (Score 1) 106

A lot of Americans have this crazy idea that their government should serve them, not a bunch of angry foreigners who, honestly, will never be satisfied. There are always new grievances. Reflexively hating anything the Americans do is a way of life for a lot of people.

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