From now on we will all travel in TUBES!
....And just convert the fissile material into fuel rods for nuclear reactors. But I guess that's less exciting than blowing crap up.
I believe 53% of the people in the United States are morons. It's my right to think that. It's Dawkins' right too. Neither of us are advocating anything hateful against these morons though. So I fail to see how that's hate speech.
"SFFMedia illustrates how Battlestar Galactica exposes the moral dilemmas, outrages, and questionable believes of the present as effectively (but more entertainingly) than any documentary or news program." As effectively? Hell no, they did it a thousand times better! BSG really brought home the idea to me that suicide bombing actually makes a lot of sense sometimes. I can't imagine a news program could ever have done that. I think SciFi is like comedy in our society - useful for discussing difficult things that are taboo to discuss openly. Certainly they are following in the traditions of Star Trek in this regard(not the most recent series which were drek).
I have my own theory. It's all about the Benjamins. It's not about protecting people, it's about giving the system lots of money. The parents of these kids will now each need to retain the services of lawyers to try and minimize the unspeakable harms the state will now attempt to do to their lives. If they can't afford that, then they get to go to jail and employ lots of other people in the "justice system".
They had 3rd party support - Soviet Union and China.
While I don't have any problem with the idiots who die because they aren't vaccinated, I do have a problem with all the people who end up dying because they have a suppressed immune system because they are doing Chemo, or in the case of children too young to be vaccinated. Measles is one of the most contagious diseases ever, so some all-natural luddite bringing their measles-infected spawn into the ER is probably enough to infect everyone in the same room who isn't vaccinated, from what I've heard
I totally concur on this point. I was only ever involved in a jury selection once. I answered every question truthfully and thoughtfully. There were several other intelligent people who also gave very thoughtful answers to some of the questions we were asked. ALL of us were rejected for the jury. The only people that were accepted were those who were pretty noncommittal during the entire process.