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Comment: Re:Execute the fastest way possible (Score 1) 590

I am an opponent of the death penalty, but one minute of holding breath is not the same. When you are holding breath, you have stored oxygen in your blood. After decapitation there is no more blood flowing.

...but there is oxygen rich blood already in the brain....

Comment: SAD... just f#$%ing SAD (Score 1) 538

Politicians really live in their own little bubble worlds when 99% of the ignorant masses are more tech savvy than our own lawmakers. The words "out of touch" seem woefully inadequate to describe the kind of mind numbing ignorance that we've come to expect from our own politicians. What makes it even more depressing is that this doesn't even come remotely as a surprise.

If this doesn't make a case for term limits then I have no idea what would. Some of these people would be ill suited to even push a mop at a fast food chain. These career politicians NEED time in the real world.. and I don't mean some cushy consulting job. I mean real labor where you actually have to scratch a living under the policies they've created, without their "connections" or someone to pull strings for them. They're not of the people and they certainly aren't FOR the people. They're just (and it actually pains me to say this) COMPLETE AND UTTER DUMB ASSES!

Comment: Re:Sure (Score 1) 269

by Dutchmaan (#49364253) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate
I honestly don't care if they're getting paid or not... 99% of them are so easy to spot it's laughable. Always look at their history, if it's mostly Russian conflict stories then *ping* They'll refer to NATO or Ukraine as fascist *ping* They LOVE to use a basic western first name and claim to be American. Ironically when they're pretending to be American they're typically support a conservative stance politically.

Comment: Get a sense of humor! (Score 2) 765

by Dutchmaan (#49315391) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy
I was told a story of a technical draftsman, who specialized in farm equipment for a very well known company. He literally placed a scrotum (where's Waldo style) in all his technical drawings. The guy was so good that instead of reprimanding him or some other such punishment, they actually assigned a person to find and remove the scrotum from each drawing before sending them out.

Comment: Re:My two cents... Black Racism is out of Control (Score 1) 606

by Dutchmaan (#49247997) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

Because in my experience, that sort of lazy ad hominem is most frequently practiced by people on the left of the political spectrum. The reflexive Fox! Fox! Fox! is a classic example.

...and yet "lazy left" isn't a frequently practiced ad hominem in your world? In other words "lazy left" == "Fox! Fox! Fox!"

Racist rants should be universally held up for shame, but the media - especially the proudly left-leaning outlets - are absolutely duplicitous on that subject.

Are you honestly trying to tell me that if a group of blacks was chanting overtly racist remarks they wouldn't be called on it by whites? but then I suppose things like "black lives matter" is probably racist chanting in your world.

Comment: Re:My two cents... Black Racism is out of Control (Score 1) 606

by Dutchmaan (#49247975) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure
"If you start allowing for instances of "acceptable racism", you're not a serious person who wants to see it removed from society." You mean like white officers being frequently overly violent against blacks. That kind of "acceptable racism"... the pendulum swings two ways.

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