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Comment: Re:Probable cause (Score 4, Informative) 200

by Jawnn (#47416701) Attached to: Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On
Yes, it does include a freedom "from" religion clause. If you take the time to learn anything about the framers of the Constitution, you'll know that they were dead-set against allowing anything invoking divine authority to creep into the system of law and government which they were creating. Not all of them, but most, and that wisdom, thankfully, carried the day.

Comment: Re:19,000 (Score 1) 397

by Jawnn (#47400649) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

If you are going to do business in America, then you need to hire Americans. Otherwise don't expect the benefit of doing business in our economy. Don't reap the rewards of safety and US government sponsorship if you aren't going to contribute to our economy by hiring local. Stop being leeches.

Stopping talking like freakin' liberal, ya crybaby.
You see, hiring Americans is un-American because this is 'murican free enterprise at it's finest, making glorious profits for anyone "willing to work hard to get ahead" (TM).

Comment: Re:Not surprising. (Score 1) 685

by Jawnn (#47395159) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

I don't suggest doing nothing. I suggest more research and more experimentation. I suggest public policy that encourages more nuclear power and addresses the dangerous build up of temporary storage for spent nuclear fuel, trading a risk of local toxicity for the proven regional air pollution and possible global impact.

What I -don't- suggest is that we rush it. Let change evolve slowly on a low-cost vector until the science is good enough to support more radical action.

So you suggest doing nothing to arrest the carbon emissions that appear to be fueling the climate change. That is, in effect, nothing. "Slowly evolving change" will not get it done. Certainly, some scenarios indicate that we've already passed the tipping point. And yet you advocate "caution". Like I said, insane.

Comment: Re:Not surprising. (Score 1) 685

by Jawnn (#47395147) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Can I get you to concede that there are climate scientists unworthy of the title?

TFTFY. And yes, I will happily stipulate as much if you will admit that the vast majority of the tiny minority of "climate" scientists who still deny the overwhelming evidence have dubious credentials or have an interest in preventing meaningful change in energy policy, or both.
Wait for it..., wait for it... Yep. Crickets.

Comment: Re:Not surprising. (Score 5, Insightful) 685

by Jawnn (#47393541) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

"97 percent of climate scientists believe human activities are causing global warming."

That's not a scientific statement, it's a political one.

Actually, it is neither. It just is. As in "just is" a fact, readily observable and incontrovertible. Now, the suggestion that it is something else is, itself, a highly "political" statement clearly aimed at diminishing the weight of the fact that an overwhelming majority of those best equipped to assess the data have arrived at the same conclusion. No, the matter is not "settled". No scientist worthy of the title would even suggest as much, but the constantly repeated meme that we should thus do nothing until it is "settled" is simply insane.

Comment: Re:Distinct DNA (Score 1) 1304

by Jawnn (#47360495) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
So, by your reasoning, ever single cell with distinct DNA is a "life", deserving of all the rights and privileges of a living, breathing human being. Sorry, not buying it. Try again. You may yet find a way to render your metaphysical beliefs into something approaching reason. Until that time, kindly keep your beliefs the fuck out of my liberties.

Comment: Re:Good? (Score 1) 273

That only shows how bad and harmful such regulations are, and the best way to get done with them is to put it in competition the regulated service with something non regulated and let people vote with their wallets about what they prefer.

A more ignorant reply I can not remember seeing here on /. Unless, oh, I see. You don't give a shit about "the little people" for whose protection the regulations were enacted in the first place.

Comment: Nothing new here. (Score 2) 565

by Jawnn (#47345361) Attached to: Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change
Just yet another small group relying on provincialist reasoning to deny the existence of something that vast majority of the world's experts agree, after carefully collating data collected on a truly global scale, does exist. Same ignorant denialist shit. Different day. If you substitute "Energy Industry Shill on Fox News" for "Swedish Farmers" would this even be news?

Comment: Re:Doesn't give warm fuzzies (Score 1) 162

by Jawnn (#47327753) Attached to: Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients
We'd be interested to see the data supporting your 99.9% number, but we know that you're just talking out of your ass so we'll just call bullshit right now.
Now let's talk about your misguided (not to mention grammatically awkward) notion that "Your doctor is no better of a person than anyone at the insurance company." What a remarkably naive notion that is. While there, is to be sure, a wide range of expertise (and character) among physicians, comparing those two populations is almost pointless. What is an important point is the fact that insurance companies, whose single over-riding motivation is profit for their shareholders, have been dictating to doctors how to care for their patients for the better part of three decades, and it shows. Compared to every other western nation, the value we get for our health care dollars is poor, at best. Get that part right, at least.

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