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Comment: Re: I never thought I'd say this... (Score 1) 258

the simple distastefulness of having barefoot poverty within the US.

Yeah, who is really going to cry for rural white Americans trapped in this cycle? Nobody.

Also, "so backward that nobody wants to be a farmer"? WTF? Farmers are, by definition, backward. They live in shithole nowhere-land. There is no culture, no art, no theater, no learning. Just figuring out how to make money from a patch of land, and molesting your daughters. Who feels sorry for these bitter clingers?

Comment: Re:News for nerds (Score 1) 93

Is this because ISIS stories conflict with your worldview of Muslims as peaceful? It is very important to see stories that challenge us. If we don't do that, then we're nothing but redneck hillbillies. Do you or don't you agree with stories that challenge us to change our preconceptions that were formed from the basis of feeling rather than fact?

Comment: Re:What good is aid going to do (Score 0) 207

by DNS-and-BIND (#47931057) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response
It doesn't matter what the 'perspective' is. All that matters is science. If you're against science, you lose, period. BTW I love the racism in your comment where you say Westerners can understand things but people of color lack the ability. I bet they love you down at the KKK hall on Saturday nights.

Comment: Re:Some of that sounds awfully familiar (Score 3, Interesting) 894

by DNS-and-BIND (#47929297) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Comment: Re:I just want the new Nexus. (Score 1, Informative) 222

by DNS-and-BIND (#47892315) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters
There are three professions where being untruthful is the key to success: Lawyers, salespeople, and marketing. All three are hired to portray their client in the most favorable light possible, and the very best ones lie through their teeth. The worst of these three are the marketers because they have legions of psychologists and scientists trying to figure out the best way to lie to people.

Comment: Re:well... (Score 1) 246

by DNS-and-BIND (#47848167) Attached to: Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

. You know who gets screwed? 200 other local companies that each have 50 employees or whatever. Because they're forced to pay the normal tax rates, while your giant corporation is exempt.

These sorts of businesses are the foundation of strength of the Republican party. Hopefully they go out of business sooner rather than later.

Comment: This happened to me (Score 0, Troll) 813

I was on a transoceanic flight, and the lady behind me kept knocking her knees into my chair. I looked behind me, and she's not only like 6'2", but she has her knees directly in front of her so as to present the greatest obstacle possible. No, can't put your knees in any other position, that would be too easy. We have to recline our seat while preventing the person in front of us from doing the same with his. I repeat: this lady had her knees out in front of her in the most obstructive possible position when she could have chosen to put them any other way. She knew damn well she was hitting the back of my chair.

It's people problem. Inconsiderate assholes who can't put themselves in other peoples' shoes - and get really self-righteous about it.

Comment: Re:Is the history he teaches incorrect? (Score 1) 362

Again, where the hell did the reference to the Middle East come from? You thinking about that all the time, right? Middle Earth is different, despite having the same first name. Read the goddamn Silmarillion, it quite clearly lays out the cosmology of Arda and says who good and bad are. Hint: the side that bombs schools to keep girls from being educated isn't the "good" side. Oh, and I'd be careful quoting Animal Farm - the whole novel is a direct parody of what happens to a country when communists take over.

Comment: Re:Is the history he teaches incorrect? (Score 1) 362

Uh, no, it's a work of fiction. The whole thing only exists in Tolkien's head. Orcs are elves corrupted by dark magic, they only exist to destroy life. Elves preserve life by...yaknow what? Fuck it. You can go read and get an education. It's frightening to realize that people like you think you can apply real-life like this to fairy tales. And, of course, the totally out-of-left-field reference to Fox News, which shows you're engaging in psychological projection.

Comment: Re:Is the history he teaches incorrect? (Score 1) 362

by DNS-and-BIND (#47842185) Attached to: Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?
What the fuck? You do know that Middle-Earth was a fictional world, right? You can't apply real-world thinking to it. If Sauron or Saruman had won the war, the Free Peoples would have been exterminated or enslaved. Hell, the book shows clearly what was in store when Saruman conquers the Shire at the end. WTF? Orcs fighting for unity and equality?

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