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Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 264 264

All of the primary English speaking countries are going down the same over-regulated path; Canada, USA, UK, Australia, NZ. They may as well be the same country as far as I'm concerned. Stifling, oppressive, paranoid, reactionary. Its times like this I'm really sad that I'm a native English speaker. I guess its time to start learning Spanish or something.

So you can live in a non-oppressive country like Mexico, or most of the countries in central and south America?

We need to fight to maintain our freedoms and there's no doubt that things have been getting progressively worse. But get a little perspective.

There is this other country you may have heard of. I hear the speak quite a bit of Spanish there.

Comment Re:More Republican corporate welfare (Score 1) 241 241

Such as?

Getting the nut-job moon landing deniers to shut the fuck up sounds like a good start.

It will never work. You could take them on a guided tour of the moon, and show them the left-behind equipment at all the landing sites for all the Apollo missions, and they still won't believe you.

Comment Re:An Effort in Vain. (Score 1) 208 208

Moreover why broadcast omnidirectionally instead of a tight beam in the desired direction? We already do this it makes zero sense to do otherwise. So on top of the long lanundry list of other things that all must line up we must have that physical line of sight too - like finding that needle in a haystack black hole that points a jet directly at earth.

You do realise antennae are usually designed to have a main beam with minimised side lobes? Or, did you not take an antenna theory class, or even read a book on them, and are simply spouting off about something of which you know nothing?

Comment Re:100 million quest to waste 100 million (Score 1) 208 208

As best I can tell, and I've been studying it all my adult life, there is nothing in the Bible to preclude the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. It is not mentioned as such, but absence of evidence is not evidence of absence and all that. The universe is a big place. I find it unlikely that we would find extraterrestrial life, even if it were reasonably common, for reasons already amply stated by others. However, it would in no way call any part of the Christian faith into question if we did.

Also, there is this tiny little fact that there are religions other than Christianity. For some, discovering alien life would actually validate some of their beliefs.

Comment Re: Cue (Score 1) 382 382

Species that is not clever enough to survive, is superseded by species that is more clever.

No, a species that is not clever enough to survive, dies. What supersedes them depends on the environmental conditions, the available species, and the evolutionary potential of those species (I'm oversimplifying, but I hope you get the idea). I think we will most likely be superseded by slugs. Giant, ravenous slugs.

Comment Re:"Authors and Investors" (Score 1) 178 178

The artists have been dead since 1946 and no one with their head screwed on straight wound consider over a hundred and twenty years to be a "limited time" especially when you take into account that at the time the constitution was written you considered yourself lucky if you lived into your 40s.

Well, lawyers have successfully argued in court that it does constitute a "limited time" since it is not infinitely long. Oh wait, I think I just made your point for you!

Comment Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 3, Funny) 1307 1307

come to america, people are still complaining about things that happened 150 years ago!

Well, I'm still angry that everyone seems fine with the treason Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, and the others committed! Yes, the Royalist patriots will rise again! First New England, then the rest of the USA!

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