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Comment: God Bless what? (Score 1) 3

by ObitMan (#37439212) Attached to: 9/17/2001

After 10 years it's fairly evident that He isn't listening to the songs and slogans.
That kind of love it or leave it patriotism leads to nationalism that leads to doing horrible things to people that don't look like you, "In the name of God"
It's a good thing that religion has done a good job obfuscating that name, otherwise He might get embarrassed and do something about it.

Comment: not quite prophetic but... (Score 1) 4

by ObitMan (#37433252) Attached to: 9/16/2001
Also, we as a country have declared "war on terrorism". I just hope it's not like the "war on drugs"; sometimes metaphor substitutes for reality in Washington's twisted world, It's a little more insidious than that. We now have the cult of the Hero.
After 10 years the wrong country got de-stabilized and cost us a crap load to build back up. Another war was practically ignored to fight it.
The bogeyman Bin Laden was protected by our Allies.
The economy was trashed, our status as a manufacturer has dwindled.
erosion of civil liberties in the name of freedom.
Not quite like the war on drugs but maybe a bit more harmful.

Comment: No Lawyer? (Score 1) 519

by ObitMan (#36934962) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With the Business Software Alliance?

you have a business and no lawyer?
Hire a lawyer. don't screw yourself further.
If you are confident that you have all invoices and reciepts for the BSA member software you are using, Get a lawyer who can verify that you have the proper licensing and can draft a response. If you can't afford this, you are out of business.
If you don't respond, they may get a court order and seize your stuff to investigate, then you are out of business anyway.
Even If you close up shop they will still come after you. this will probably cost you more money than a lawyer.

Comment: Because it's a weather balloon (Score 2, Funny) 116

by ObitMan (#33320696) Attached to: The Moon Is Shrinking Like a Wrinkled Apple

It amazes me that so many allegedly "educated" people have fallen so quickly and so hard for a fraudulent fabrication of such laughable proportions. The very idea that a gigantic ball of rock happens to orbit our planet, showing itself in neat, four-week cycles -- with the same side facing us all the time -- is ludicrous. Furthermore, it is an insult to common sense and a damnable affront to intellectual honesty and integrity. That people actually believe it is evidence that the liberals have wrested the last vestiges of control of our public school system from decent, God-fearing Americans.

Documentaries such as Enemy of the State have accurately portrayed the elaborate, byzantine network of surveillance satellites that the liberals have sent into space to spy on law-abiding Americans. Equipped with technology developed by Handgun Control, Inc., these satellites have the ability to detect firearms from hundreds of kilometers up. That's right, neighbors .. the next time you're out in the backyard exercising your Second Amendment rights, the liberals will see it! These satellites are sensitive enough to tell the difference between a Colt .45 and a .38 Special! And when they detect you with a firearm, their computers cross-reference the address to figure out your name, and then an enormous database housed at Berkeley is updated with information about you.

Of course, this all works fine during the day, but what about at night? Even the liberals can't control the rotation of the Earth to prevent nightfall from setting in (only Joshua was able to ask for that particular favor!) That's where the "moon" comes in. Powered by nuclear reactors, the "moon" is nothing more than an enormous balloon, emitting trillions of candlepower of gun-revealing light. Piloted by key members of the liberal community, the "moon" is strategically moved across the country, pointing out those who dare to make use of their God-given rights at night!

Yes, I know this probably sounds paranoid and preposterous, but consider this. Despite what the revisionist historians tell you, there is no mention of the "moon" anywhere in literature or historical documents -- anywhere -- before 1950. That is when it was initially launched. When President Josef Kennedy, at the State of the Union address, proclaimed "We choose to go to the moon", he may as well have said "We choose to go to the weather balloon." The subsequent faking of a "moon" landing on national TV was the first step in a long history of the erosion of our constitutional rights by leftists in this country. No longer can we hide from our government when the sun goes down.

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