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Comment: Re:It is safer to fly (Score 1) 187

Airbus has many plants around the world building parts for them. Sometimes air is the best way to go. If it had to go by boat, you have a lot of money invested in airframes stuck on a boat for a month or two. Assuming you didn't need custom cargo ships, I don't think those fuselages can fit in a container.

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 2, Informative) 619

by FatherOfONe (#47275581) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

With all due respect. Are you crazy? New taxes are never the solution. Ever. This is like helping someone who is addicted to cocaine, more cocaine! How about this, they truely balance the budget first, then we can argue about how we should spend the money. You want new roads, awesome, then we cut social security, medicare and medicate. I am all for it! There is nobody on this planet that is as inefficient as our government and thus giving them more money is akin to being insane.. Their only solution to problems is to tax more, yet spending never really goes down.

Next you bring up building new roads in other countries. We somewhat agree on that one, but it sure is sad to see this administration snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. Could you imagine if we actually took the oil, and sold it for a profit? Then again all those crazy nuts who said the war was about oil could scream that they were right.

Comment: Re:The US needs a loser-pays legal system (Score 4, Interesting) 136

by Compholio (#47103475) Attached to: Federal Court Pulls Plug On Porn Copyright Shakedown
Have both parties pay into a pool managed by the court, legal bills need to be addressed to the court and each party can only spend half of the pool. Frivolous cases can still be reimbursed as with the current system, but you need to think more carefully about any money you spend since that money also helps your opponent.

Comment: Re:let me be the first to say (Score 1) 79

by JudgeFurious (#46943271) Attached to: 4chan Launches '$20 Bug Bounty' After Hackers Ruin moot's Day
We're all just a bunch of "slashfags" anyway. Who are we to criticize? I tried to explain the weird evolution of the word "fag" to a friend and he didn't get it at all. There are people today who use the word in a way that has nothing to do with homosexuality (just as oddly enough it long ago had nothing to do with homosexuality) "oldfag", "newfag", 'bfag" or "btard" more commonly get people all riled up about the rampant homophobia (or political incorrectness where "tard" is concerned) but don't seem to get that the people using them are fine with homosexuality. It's like the actual state of being gay is fine now and culturally got accepts but the words describing them (previously in a derogatory way) didn't..... but people decided to use them for something else anyway.

Comment: Re:I can't be bothered to care (Score 1) 627

by JudgeFurious (#46939275) Attached to: US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe
That's my thought expressed perfectly. I consider myself a very pragmatic person and took stock of my abilities a long time ago. I care predominantly about myself (unapologetic about that) and those I know directly. I'm not antisocial at all. I meet people all the time and make friends easily enough but outside of the people I actually come into contact with I don't feel a great deal of connection to the rest of my species. I'm 48 and in my lifetime they've grown by the billions without any contribution on my part. I also recognize that I'm self-centered enough to make a poor parent. Friends with children tell me that would change with the arrival of a child but without any desire to reproduce why do that. Sure, I stay in practice :) I just doubt the doomsday scenario that calls upon me to contribute to repopulating the earth will come to pass. I have an "Earth + Plastic idea of what will come to pass. In that bit Carlin ends with his prophetic "The Earth isn't going anywhere. WE ARE" and I think he missed-it-by-that-much on that one. The human race is part of this world and we're one of the most adaptable species on this rock. If it can be survived we're going to survive it. Not all of us of course. Not even most of us. The species however will go on and adapt to whatever comes along. We always have and we always will.

Comment: Re:I can't be bothered to care (Score 1) 627

by JudgeFurious (#46939159) Attached to: US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe
The thing is, "that attitude" isn't just an attitude. It's the baseline state of human existence. Don't get me wrong, people who can muster up some caring about future generations are great and we need more of them but they'll always be outnumbered by people who "got mine". That's the sentiment that is the problem (in agreement with you sort of there) but that's what's going to take this species wherever it's going.

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