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Comment It must be understood ... (Score 2) 622

... that a key tenet of the Muslim faith is that the Koran is the unaltered word of God. This belief is perhaps even more immutable than the proscription against the iconography of Mohammed which has led to so much violence. Do not expect these findings to be accepted or go down lightly in the Muslim world.

Comment A conservative bias perpetuating dysfunction (Score -1) 277

It is no secret that law enforcement is populated with a largely conservative community. The attitude of, "we've always done it that way", tends to pervade conservative institutions. New ideas, even when supported by facts, are rarely welcome in such an environment. Or, as Stephen Colbert has observed, "Reality is well-known to have a strong liberal bias."

Comment Ad blockers really only block ... (Score 1) 519

... third party ads. If advertisers want to present their ads to the public, let them rent page space, like on a billboard. They can still track, though customized URLs, where the clicks came from, but will no longer be able to directly intrude on the relationship between the user and the page owner.

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