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Comment I will lie to phone polls (Score 3, Funny) 292

Political polls are exempt from do-not-call lists and every Sept-early November my phone rings several times each evening. I can ask to not be called and I will continue to get called over and over.

This year I've decided if I can't make phone polls stop calling I will actively work against them by lying my ass off. I'll tell them I'm voting for Darth Vader because he's honest about where he stands on social issues and foreign policy. The most important issue in this election season is freeing minds from the Matrix.

It also never hurts to answer every question with "Hodor"

Comment Re:Time for a change? (Score 1) 234

>> "And another thing, why is education literally never a talking point during elections?"

At this risk of sounding trollish you cannot possibly be paying attention. Around election time we have grandstanding on all sort of education subjects: Evolution and Creationism. When/if kids should learn about reproduction and birth control. Outcome based education. Benchmarking. Multi-culturalism in our history and Social Studies curriculum. Safety in schools. School lunch programs ("Michelle Obama lunches"). "Liberal indoctrination". Teacher's unions. That's just what I can think of on the spot. The list goes on.

Very few things are political hot-button topics on the scale of public education.

Comment Re:Eventually - but the lies do real damage meanwh (Score 1) 444

In the case of children's vaccination the medical community would be wise to co-op the language of climate change activists and label the opposition as "vaccine deniers". Shame them as anti-science and anti-medicine. Point out how the anti-vax movement's loudest voices are b-list celebrities with no expertise on the subject.

Comment Re:They will, without a doubt, die... (Score 1) 923

>> "You are going to need to combine that with spiders, toxic chemicals, a DNA X-factor"

Not necessarily. They may gain the powers of Dr. Manhattan. He was exposed to radiation in an 'intrinsic fields' experiment, which could really mean almost anything.

Option #2 - perhaps the thieves will be fused into one character like "Firestorm". One person's body will remain and gain superpowers, the other becomes the voice of reason in his head.

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.