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Comment: Re:SSDD (Score 1) 886

Homosexuality is no more a proclivity than skin color. I am as straight as they come, but I have lived a long time, been around a lot of gay people, and watched straight couples have kids grow up to be gay. It's not a choice. So, your statement boils down to more bullshit prejudice. There are gay people. There are gay seagulls and seals and penguins. It happens. Or,if you think that way, God made them and made them gay.

Comment: Re:I wonder how the Gen Con people would feel (Score 1) 886

The ACLU, which is usually excoriated as leftist, if not out-and-out commies, has frequently defended the rights of both neonazis and the KKK to be as publicly obnoxious as they choose. Over the border in Illinois, these leftists defended the rights of a bunch of Nazis to parade through a Jewish neighborhood in Skokie. Personally, I find GTA extremely objectionable, but I wouldn't keep them out of GenCon.

Comment: SSDD (Score 4, Insightful) 886

Same shit, different decade. Bob Jones University in South Carolina tried this crap in the 50s and 60s, saying their policy of discriminating against blacks and Asians was a divinely ordained part of their religion. According to Bob Jones, the Bible clearly told him that blacks were inferior to whites. This is the same bullshit argument. It will fall in the courts, and it will fail in the marketplace. In the meantime, GenCon, and everyone else should avoid spending money in Indiana.

Comment: Re:This is why I like analog gauges... (Score 1) 95

Right you are. I missed that. The jets were mostly used for takeoff and for added speed over target. Interesting that the radials have throttle control at both the pilot's and engineer's stations, while the jet throttles are only up front, at least as far as I can tell.

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.