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Comment: Trying to keep up (Score 0) 38

by Lord Cronos (#33541858) Attached to: Archbishop Bans Pop Music At Funerals
I think this is just the catholic church trying to keep up with modern times. The only problem is that instead of trying to embrace aspects of new generations they typically just ban it. It would work out better for everybody if the catholic church would be willing to make some concessions but we shouldn't blame them for attempting to keep their culture and religion untouched by modern society.

Comment: What happened to v1? (Score 3, Insightful) 169

by Lord Cronos (#33352400) Attached to: Co-op <em>Neverwinter</em> RPG Announced For 2011
What happened to the days when all you needed were three books, (The DM's guide, player's handbook, and monster manual) and some imagination to play DnD? I'm not ever from that generation but I can see how v4 has taken all the creativity and original thought out of DnD. Instead of think up scenarios, worlds, and campaings for players. All DM's have to do is roll dice until their twenty-some books have told them what to say. The massive amounts of rules don't add to the gameplay, they just limit what you can do both as a DM and a character. I used to run v1 campaigns and can't do it anymore because any new players I get, (and most of them are older than me since I was born in 1993) can't understand its simplicity. I hope that at some point people will get fed up with having to keep track of tons of little things just to keep their character alive and go back to just making sure you had enough hit points kill the dragon before it cooked you and ate you for lunch.

Comment: Not a human life (Score -1, Flamebait) 388

by Lord Cronos (#33352346) Attached to: Court Rules Against Stem Cell Policy
A problem is that we have religious dip-shits preaching that an fetus is a human life. The fetus has no conscience and no awareness of the world. The only use it has in society is what we give it. It could be incredibly useful if people started to realize what we could do with stem cells, instead of getting hung up on how we are "murdering children". There are even pro-choice activists who say that stem cell research is murder, so instead of using the aborted fetus it gets thrown out. At the rate America is making mistakes it's no surprise that we aren't the most powerful country anymore.

Court Rules Against Stem Cell Policy 388

Posted by Soulskill
from the two-steps-forward,-two-steps-back dept.
An anonymous reader sends this quote from Reuters: "A US district court issued a preliminary injunction Monday stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines on the sensitive issue. The court ruled in favor of a suit filed in June by researchers who said human embryonic stem cell research involves the destruction of human embryos. Judge Royce Lamberth granted the injunction after finding that the lawsuit would likely succeed because the guidelines violated law banning the use of federal funds to destroy human embryos. '(Embryonic stem cell) research is clearly research in which an embryo is destroyed,' Lamberth wrote in a 15-page ruling."

The more they over-think the plumbing the easier it is to stop up the drain.