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Comment: Bogus Reviews (Score 0) 126

by PacRim Jim (#44268643) Attached to: Are Amazon Vine Reviews of Technical Books a Joke?
I've noticed authors with competing books will use "reviews" to bad-mouth a book and promote their own book. I've also noticed that when a conservative publishes an excellent book with, say, 35 5-star reviews, there will be a few 1-star reviews that claim the book is terrible, presumably posted by left-wing operatives trying to kill sales of the book.

Comment: Perhaps Eva Braun and Dr. Mengele could help. (Score 1) 697

by PacRim Jim (#42638121) Attached to: Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby
Intentionally bringing an evolutionary throwback into the world is an act of scientific sadism. Imagine yourself a child unable to fit it, and then learning that you were instantiated merely to satisfy a sociopath's curiosity. Have we returned to the 1930s?

Comment: Can't have that (Score 1) 132

by PacRim Jim (#42636645) Attached to: Google Invests $1 Billion To Build New London HQ
Google repatriating its profits without the Federal Government taxing them away? Heaven forfend! If untaxed, Google's money would just be invested in the American private sector, where it would create jobs. Or it might be lent to the Federal Government. Can't have that. After all, it's better for workers not to find jobs, to depend on the government (i.e., the American taxpayers). And it's better for the Federal Government to borrow capital from China and other countries with America's best interests at heart.

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