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Comment: Re:Precious Snowflake (Score 1) 323

by Totenglocke (#48659215) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline
It's entirely about running wild, especially since children don't have the mental capacity / reasoning skills to understand "why" what they did was wrong. Fear of getting spanked they understand and can remember, a long rant about "This hurts mommy's feelings" does nothing but bore them and provides them no incentive not to repeat the same behavior. There is a time for positive reinforcement as well as negative reinforcement, as well as methods of discipline changing over time as the child gets older and their intelligence increases.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 1) 205

by Totenglocke (#48651379) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

Police are not allowed to break the law in order to enforce the law.

Really? Because I seem to recall them doing it pretty much every goddamn day. Then, if lowly peasants like us say anything about it, it's "SUBMIT, MOTHER FUCKER!" and politicians ranting about how you have to give up your freedom to protect freedom and other illogical bullshit.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 1) 205

by Totenglocke (#48651359) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts
Exactly. I had a cop try that shit on me when I was in college and they were just looking for someone to mess with (no joke, my friends and I were merely walking around campus late at night and they insisted that we must be committing vandalism / stealing because otherwise we wouldn't be walking around). Cops love to lie just to try and cause trouble.

Comment: Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (Score 1) 192

So because something wasn't IDENTICAL and was an earlier version, you're claiming that they're completely different and that those who used them couldn't see where things were going? That's a stupid as saying that since 20 years ago we only used "primitive" hard drives with moving parts and low capacity, scientists and tech enthusiasts didn't know that hard drive storage capacity and read / write speeds would continue to increase.

Comment: Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (Score 1) 192

by Totenglocke (#48566633) Attached to: Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking
Sorry, the Girandoni rifle was MADE (1779) and was standard issue for the Austrian army before the Bill of Rights was ratified (thus the Founders knew about it) and it was later issued to Lewis and Clark because of its capabilities. The Puckle Gun was the first machine gun and it was invented in 1718. Again, they knew exactly where firearms technology was going when the wrote the Second Amendment.

Comment: Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (Score 1) 192

by Totenglocke (#48565415) Attached to: Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

By the time the Bill of Rights was written, the Founding Fathers had seen the invention of the first machine gun and had personally issues a 22-round "semi-automatic" rifle to Lewis & Clark for their famous expedition. To claim that "they didn't intend for modern weapons" to be covered by the Second Amendment is absurd. They knew exactly where guns were going (which, in all reality, guns haven't changed much in the past century) and they wanted to ensure that the people had the means to fight back against the government.

Also, "Most countries have police that are responsible to the people" is laughable, seeing how the police are only responsible to politicians and routinely violate the rights of "the people" at both the request of their political masters and to satisfy their own desire to feel powerful.

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981

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