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Comment: Re:Plot Hole (Score 3, Interesting) 179 179

by Moonrazor (#49615413) Attached to: Why Scientists Love 'Lord of the Rings'
Maybe Bombadil isn't a "living thing". It is considered by some that he is one of the Maia (like Gandalf) from the creation of the world, but one who went native and stayed in Middle Earth instead of associating with the Ainur in the west. (Do I get Colbert brownie points for this one?)

Comment: Re:What a double standard (Score 1) 851 851

by Moonrazor (#42520153) Attached to: Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds
I've heard from one of the relatives of a nurse at the Goshen hospital who voluntarily quit (wasn't one of those fired). His primary reason for quitting was because the doctors aren't required to have the flu shot since they are private contractors and not hospital employees. Several of the doctors were declining to get the flu shot and he felt that the hospital shouldn't have the right to dictate terms to him that they wouldn't /couldn't even enforce with the doctors that worked there.

Comment: Guess Schumer didn't get the check (Score 1) 716 716

It's funny that Schumer, who campaigned AGAINST closing tax loopholes for "investment managers" in 2007 now is snarking against this guy for a similar dodge. Guess he didn't send a big enough check to Schumer's office before announcing his plan.

Comment: Re:I thought this was known by now (Score 2) 777 777

Please don't stop at "some laws". I can think of volumes of laws that should be repealed. The problem with a full time legislature is that they have nothing else to do but come up with laws. All State and Federal legislatures should be paid to only work one month out of the year and the rest of the time they can go back to their "real" jobs. During that one month they can "create" whatever laws are deemed necessary so that should incentivize them do work on the real problems and not all the BS they waste time on. Of course, talk is cheap here in fantasy land...

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 2) 271 271

by Moonrazor (#39085713) Attached to: Is the Government Scaring Web Businesses Out of the US?
Cops can't get "Top Secret - Classified" stamped all over the wrong things they do which makes it easier to hold them accountable. The Feds on the other hand, just hide everything under the "threat to national security" blanket and good luck proving anything against them while it's still relevant there.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.