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Comment: Re:Rewarding the bullies... (Score 2) 706

Who asked for sympathy? They just said they're glad these sadists are dead, and didn't even mention getting paddled themselves. So wtf to both of you.

They were culpable victims of their own stupidity, on multiple levels.

Oh, and the people getting off on beating kids are just some kind of force or nature, or what? Stockholm Syndrome much?

Comment: Re:Revolt? (Score 1) 684

by s.petry (#46767293) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
Instead of referring to a fiction novel, you could just refer to a book called "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" by Gary Allen which is non-fiction and contains thousands of references. I realize that the title contains the word "Conspiracy" and people have been brain washed into believing "conspiracy == false|insane|crazy", but it's an exceptional book that woke many of us up in the 1970s. I don't know about any of the re-released versions, so suggest you start with the first book. You can read the book for free here.

Comment: Re:"little influence" (Score 1) 684

by s.petry (#46767119) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Do you think that the public will be made aware of this study and be exposed to dialogue regarding the study? I find it much more likely that the media will instead continue to attempt to distract US citizens with more celebrity and sports news and other fake "News" designed to distort reality. It is important to remember that the same people running the Oligarchy also own all of the FCC broadcasting licenses, Newspapers, and TV studios.

Yeah, I used to just blame all of the people for being ignorant fools. The more I studied the monopolization of media and 'News' (both broadcast and print) the less I could blame people who are intentionally mislead and given almost zero real information. Don't take that as blaming journalists, because there are still a great many real journalists in the US. They receive no air or print space so people have to hunt for real "News" and "Journalism". The majority don't have the time to do so, mostly because the attack on our way of life and government has been very thorough. Do you think that wage reductions requiring both parents to work, the massive increase in single parent homes, and the overall wealth reductions for the majority of US Citizens is purely accidental? I say think again! Gary Allen was telling gave us a play by play of the take over about 40 years ago in a book called "None Dare Call it Conspiracy" which the majority of people living today have never heard of.

The authors clarify that the data available are probably under-representing the actual extent of control of the U.S. by the super-rich:

Well I sure am glad that I'm no longer a "conspiracy theorist" for making the same claim for the last 30 years, at least according to one University. Now we need to go about fixing the issue and restore the Republic!

Comment: Re:"little influence" (Score 1) 684

by Jade_Wayfarer (#46765969) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
So, everything is going exactly as planned, right? If so, why cut grant money from the research group who just proved that?

BTW, inthe same line of thinking, I think that NSA should silently award Snowden with some medal at least. He absolutely proved to them that no matter what they'll do, they won't even get a slap on the wrist. Not that such agencies are known for their sense of gratitude, of course.

Comment: Re:Sun comes up in the morning... (Score 1) 684

by Johann Lau (#46764839) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

"We still need to find a cure for cancer."

"ORLY?! Amazing news there, buddy! Let me get right on getting pumped!"

"Oh, sarcasm! Just when I thought I knew you, you come up with something utterly new, out of nowhere. Too bad you have better things to do than curing cancer, I'm sure you would be awesome at it. :)"

Comment: Re:They've got a lot of catching up to do... (Score 1) 428

by Johann Lau (#46764545) Attached to: Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

While that bit about sorting your books was a rhetorical question, trying to answer it in earnest might help you get up to speed. I'm not really concerned otherwise -- address my point once you understood it, but all this "but you haven't made a point!!1" stuff is a game you'll have to play by yourself, sorry.

Comment: Re:The NSA is becoming a new God for "True Believe (Score 1) 164

by Johann Lau (#46764521) Attached to: Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

It was not his choice to get stuck there, the US govt pretty much made sure. You know, even getting the Swiss to force down the plane of a president and search it, because he might be on board... really, your comment is unintentionally ironic: the invasion already happened -- that is, your external enemies ain't shit compared to the internal ones you bred yourself -- and it's YOU who is bending over and cheering.

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by s.petry (#46763889) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

I read your posts, and other people's posts. How else would I have been able to point out your repeated poor reasoning skills and ignorance regarding the English language? How else would I have known you were fabricating information contained in those posts to back your position? You on the other hand failed to comprehend or read (I am not sure which) 98% of my first post, and complain about the content. Then failed to read, or simply lied about, the contents of other responses to my post.

If you really want to keep going I'm game, but you've essentially just been calling me illogical, delusional, etc, while I insulted you for being socially retarded

I'm socially retarded because I correctly used an expletive? Seriously, you still never bothered to read anything about written language after me pointing out your ignorance? No, I'm not surprised really because the first paragraph explains exactly where you are wrong in every conceivable way. You never demonstrated how "Wholly fuck" as a statement could possibly be a personal attack, or why a different expletive would not be attack. Obviously you see me as socially retarded, because you refuse to admit that you are factually wrong!

To the other piece of that sentence: Show me a single text book that claims ignoring facts and basing your opinion opposite of facts is not delusional, irrational, and illogical. I have at least 6 college text books on my book shelf and every one of them defines your position almost exactly as I have. You ignore the definitions of words, but if you bothered to look for those definitions you would see they also match my statements. Like this these.

A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.

exclamation: a sudden cry or remark, esp. expressing surprise, anger, or pain.

a : a syllable, word, or phrase inserted to fill a vacancy (as in a sentence or a metrical line) without adding to the sense; especially : a word (as it in “make it clear which you prefer”) that occupies the position of the subject or object of a verb in normal English word order and anticipates a subsequent word or phrase that supplies the needed meaningful content
b : an exclamatory word or phrase; especially : one that is obscene or profane

Personal attack: see 'ad hominem'
An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument.[2] Fallacious Ad hominem reasoning is normally categorized as an informal fallacy,[3][4][5] more precisely as a genetic fallacy,[6] a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance.[7] Ad hominem reasoning is not always fallacious, for example, when it relates to the credibility of statements of fact.
Ad hominem arguments are the converse of appeals to authority, and may be used in response to such appeals.
Ad hominem as it is discussed in this article refers to the logical fallacy argumentum ad hominem, and not to the literal Latin phrase ad hominem.

Now, show me one single fact that backs your opinion that my statements "Wholly fuck!" and "Absolutely wrong!" are personal attacks without changing either statement or combining them. Don't come back without proof, your opinion thus far has been based on dishonesty and ignorance (feigned or otherwise). You won't be able to do so, but I'll look for a fact based reply.

Comment: Re:Original premise is false (Score 1) 526

by s.petry (#46761987) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Not just that, the only people who'd find such bugs are the people actually working on those programs. Usually, not their downstream users.

Which introduces another potential benefit to OpenSource (inadvertently perhaps). Many times bugs are reported "with" a fix to the bug. This is why impact is generally much lower than closed source. This cuts a few steps out of the bug correcting cycle.

I have on rare occasion seen similar reports on bugs to Microsoft, so realize it's possible to some extent with closed OS code. Without your name getting attached to the bug or bug fix there is little incentive to do so as a developer.

Comment: Re:It's not enough (Score 1) 202

by s.petry (#46761331) Attached to: Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

If you really thought you were trolling you would have said "I was trolling dumbass!" and left. Instead you continued to defend your irrational ignorance based opinion.

Since innocent bystanders may see your drivel and believe it's a good example, I corrected all of your easy to spot logic errors and had a bit of fun doing so. It's not often that a person continues to argue from ignorance after someone demonstrates that ignorance to them.

I'm glad you are done responding now, and don't worry.. with proper TV exposure your brain will be back to normal in no time, and all memories of this conversation will vanish leaving you back in a state blissful ignorance.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen