Oh. I thought we were asking Slashdot to publish change-logs.
Oh. I thought we were asking Slashdot to publish change-logs.
I'm not sure that giving JPMorgan a patent on money is a good idea. Just sayin'...
The "controversial stuff" wasn't Jesus' main teaching, but it was a part of it.
No, it really wasn't. You're not going to find Christ talking about gay marriage or the free market or even abortion.
When He fed the multitudes, he didn't tell his apostles to go around to the crowd and ask for donations, he took all the bread and fish they had and divvied it up to the hungry. He didn't recommend that they provide charity to the crowd, He asked them how many loaves they had and when they said they had five - and two fish - He took..."the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all."
Jesus didn't leave it up to the private sector to make sure people had enough to eat.
In case someone is humor impaired, I feel the need to say that the previous post was a joke.
Damn, I'd gotten all the way to step 4.
Because I definitely would not want the
.gov peeking in on me and finding out what I'm having for dinner or knowing that I love my family.
How do you feel about the private contractor that's doing the snooping knowing what you've had for dinner and that your wife has breast cancer and selling that information to companies who can now try to sell you miracle cancer cures? How comfortable are you with prospective employers knowing your child has autism and needs extra attention, which might possibly mean more absences from work?
Remember, most of the data collection and first-level analysis is not done by "the government" but by a private company that works for the government. And, that private company has corporate clients besides the government. How comfortable are you knowing that anyone who can afford to pay having access to all your personal communications?
And what happens that day you disagree with what the government is doing? How comfortable are you knowing that you're planning to go to a political demonstration? How comfortable are you with your boss or potential employer knowing?
How comfortable are you with a techie with anti-social tendencies having access with all your family's communication? Your wife's, your daughter's? Because who do you think is working for that private contractor who's working for the government?
Considering the crowd that WP:OWNs those committees, this comment actually leads me to think Rep. Wolf might not be a waste of oxygen.
Thirty-plus years in congress is the very definition of "waste of oxygen", no?
The National Rifle Association gives him a A- and the American Civil Liberties Union gives him a 0%. Some other rankings include 0% from Clean Air Flow Energy, 100% from National Right to Life, 0% from the Human Rights Coalition, 17% from the National Educational Association, 5% from the League of Conservation Voters, 92% from the United States Border Control and 10% by the Alliance for Retired Americans
-0% from the Human Rights Coalition, so of course, he's co-chair of the Human Rights Commission.
Maybe the difference between what Wolf wants and Boehner is the difference between someone who's been briefed and someone who hasn't. If you've been in congress since 1981 and nobody wants you near any important committee regarding intelligence or foreign affairs, maybe there's a reason, you know?
He cares as much about "justice for the Benghazi 4" as you do. Not one bit. He wouldn't recognize justice if it crawled up his leg and bit his butt.
The best part is where he talks about how a system being "closed" is its "strength" because (gasp!) a "PC is a moving target".
If this guy didn't exist, Sony and Microsoft would have to invent him, to try to take focus off the fact that the next-gen consoles are the enemy of innovation.
In fact, they represent the opposite of innovation. Instead of games being as good as they can be, they will be only as good as their platform.
I hope Valve (or some other actual innovator) eats their lunch.
Does it have DJ Atomika on the radio?
Don't evangelicals realize that by trying to insinuate Christian dogma into government they are diminishing both their faith and their civil society?
But I guess that's to be expected when you give yourself a victim's mentality. If you listen to many evangelicals, you would think that they are the most discriminated against, put upon, beaten down minority in the entire world. You would think they have to practice their religion in secret to avoid arrest, rather than there being a church on every other street corner in America. They fight to prevent women from getting health care in private, gays from having formal relationships, children from learning science, and then cry that their rights are being violated. They've turned "Merry Christmas" into a defiant challenge instead of a wish for peace.
If the Satan of the bible existed, he'd feel right at home with this bunch.
I don't believe in any particular God, but I'm starting to like this new pope.
Likewise. I think it's refreshing to find a leader of a Christian faith that actually takes the teachings of Christ seriously.
I've never understood how you can read the New Testament and come away thinking the main thrust of Christ's teachings was anti-homosexuality, anti-abortion and pro-free market.
There's an author who refers to American Christianity as the "civil religion", because of how little it actually has to do with Christ or spirituality of any sort.
The Macbook isn't a computer developed for women.
There's a term for men who use Macbooks:
Geez, thanks. You did that much better than I could have.
Because the only other option is the government
There is another option: Don't use nuclear energy until it can be done safely and profitably without government subsidies and set-asides. Until it can be done without leaving a pile of external costs for taxpayers to pick up. Until it can be done without having to write special laws protecting the nuclear plant owners from liability.
The problem with nuclear energy, and fossil fuels, is that they both require government protection to work. That's hardly the "free market" at work.
50% of people are practically thinking
I think that's what you meant to say.
Does this study show bias against creative thinking or bias in favor of thinking that promotes safety, security, comfort.
I used to think the world was just too stodgy for my brilliance. As I got older, I realized that I just lacked sufficient skill, empathy, finesse. It wasn't their problem, it was mine.
If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law. -- Roy Santoro