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Comment: Re:One thing I can say about John Cornyn - (Score 2, Informative) 56

by MickyTheIdiot (#49588527) Attached to: US Senate Targets Patent Trolls

Really? If you don't think Gohmert is embarrassing then maybe you need to sit at the kids table for a while. Gohmert has me convinced that the House of Representatives is just a massive program for the mentally challenged to get jobs.

Shelia Jackson Lee is horrible, but Gohmert isn't fit for ANY job.

Comment: Re: Something to see behind the curtain? (Score 1) 302

The difference between me and you is that I would like them *both* to go away. I am fine with Soros, Koch, unions, and any other group losing their massive money lobbyist operations as long as it means it brings power back to constituents and away from government by bid.

Comment: Re:Youngest ever? False. (Score 2, Insightful) 313

The point went whizzing over your head, apparently.

There have been legislatures that have attempted to pass bills that would have legally set the definition of pi to a set number (or at least implied it). This happened in Indiana in the late 1800s.


Comment: Re:Hasn't this been proven to be junk science? (Score 3) 313

I don't think I would get myself frozen, but to take the opposite point of view for a second, no one has any idea what is going to be developed in the medical field. If somehow we can eventually get cells to regenerate themselves and recreate a human body, who really knows what amount we will need replace. Maybe the freezing process will slow the decomp. ENOUGH.

Comment: Re:Youngest ever? False. (Score 0) 313

The start of personhood is a philosophical debate. It has no scientific answer, but in red states a definition of when cells become a person is going to be shoved down our throats. I don't rightly know if that embryo is a person or not, but I think we should agree we don't really know.

Trying to legislate that, in my humble opinion, is legislation of the same ilk as defining the legal definition of pi.

Comment: Re:Anyone in business or w/ a business degree (Score 1) 442

Well, this is precisely why society shouldn't be catering to corporate whim. Eventually it hurts everyone involved. This includes the corporate sector itself since it is so unable to look past the next quarter when making any decisions.

Comment: Re:Work training (Score 5, Insightful) 442

The college system isn't broken. It's just not "job training," which is what corporate types want.

They want to offload all that "develop the workforce" crap off on the government and other education institutions. They don't care about education. When the job training is obsolete they simply throw away the disposable workers and get the next batch.

Comment: Re: Christian Theocracy (Score 2, Informative) 1168

Go look how many times this claim has been made, how many times it has been refuted (including a good refutation in the VERY STORY you post here), and then tell me that the pro-RFRA folks are being intellectual honest.

Never mind, by even parroting this claim you have proven you have not trouble with lying at all.

If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG. -- Phil Lapsley