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Comment: Re:The over-65's swung it for No (Score 1) 460

by Cederic (#47960319) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

Sorry, 40-50 of the 59 MPs voted in by people in Scotland were part of the majority Government and you don't think that Government represented Scotland?

The Yes campaign was bitching that "we didn't vote for this government". I was pointing out that they did vote for the previous one. I didn't say that their vote was solely behind the majority.

So yes I will be honest, and will put "Can do basic logic" on my next annual appraisal.

+ - Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

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theodp (442580) writes "A month after he argued that Executive Action by President Obama on tech immigration was needed lest his billionaire bosses at Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us PAC have to hire 'just sort of OK' U.S. workers, Re/code reports that Joe Green — Zuckerberg's close friend and college roommate — has been pushed out of his role as President of FWD.us for failing to Git-R-Done on an issue critical to the tech community. "Today, we wanted to share an important change with you," begins 'Leadership Change', the announcement from the FWD.us Board that Todd Schulte is the new Green. So what sold FWD.us on Schulte? "His [Schulte's] prior experience as Chief-of-Staff at Priorities USA, the Super PAC supporting President Obama's re-election," assured Zuckerberg in a letter to FWD.us contributors, "will ensure FWD.us continues its momentum for reform." Facebook, reported the Washington Post in 2013, became legally "dependent" on H-1B visas and subject to stricter regulations shortly before Zuckerberg launched FWD.us with Green at the helm."

Comment: Re:The over-65's swung it for No (Score 1) 460

by Cederic (#47955557) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

At which point have I ever commented on whether No campaigners were misbehaving? Are you suggesting that justifies the violence, intimidation and lies from the Yes campaign that you find it so hard to acknowledge did take place?

As for Jim Sillars his other comments show him to be a small minded pathetic bully but no, that doesn't justify physically assaulting him.

Your denial is boring, I'm leaving this conversation. Be nice to people or get the fuck out of my country.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 443

by Cederic (#47952743) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

I've had that too - getting abuse for holding a door open for a woman.

Clearly she felt that she was a precious snowflake and that I was making an unwanted advance to her.

Curiously the other 17 men and women I held a door open for that day welcomed my advance, mostly going as far as to actually thank me for it. I guess they appreciated the simple courtesy of holding a door open for them.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 443

by Cederic (#47952731) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Hint, pressing your body up against an unwilling partner is unwanted sexual contact.

Greeting someone with a hug is not sexual contact, unwanted or otherwise.

How the fuck is someone meant to know when you do and don't hug anyway.

It may be a social faux-pas, but trust me, it's equally fucking awkward when you have Aspergers and people actually expect a hug.

Or are you telling me that all those women I know are actually making sexual overtures when they expect me to hug them?

So sorry but I give no fucking credibility to a study that treats greeting hugs as 'sexual assault'.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 443

by Cederic (#47952719) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

At a recent professional meeting, a woman made suggestive sexual remarks to me about a computer program

I'm sorry, I don't know how to break this to you gently over the internet, but.. you've been sexually abused. You're a victim of harassment. You should seek support to help you recover.

Oh hang on - are you a man? No, go fuck yourself.

Comment: Re:The over-65's swung it for No (Score 1) 460

by Cederic (#47952641) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

The militant yes voters physically attacking no campaigners are a figment of your imagination

See, you've just demonstrated perfectly why the 'yes' campaign failed: A personal attack on someone because they made a statement you disagreed with, while pretending the evidence that proves them correct doesn't exist - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

Comment: Re:The over-65's swung it for No (Score 1) 460

by Cederic (#47952611) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

There were plenty of experts who supported the SNP's position on EU membership and currency.

The BBC reported both positions on EU membership and currency That includes the lawyers and politicians that said Scotland would be fine joining the EU and the senior politicians in multiple countries and in EU positions that said that membership would not be smooth sailing.

On currency the 'yes' campaign kept bleating that they could have currency union. Is it really journalistic bias to explore whether that's really the case, given the number of people that said "no, you can't". Currency was a major issue in the referendum and it was continually in the news in an anti-'yes campaign' tone because the yes campaign had no fucking answers.

Sorry but I get bored of the continual "the BBC is biased" bullshit. Yes, at times it is, but far too fucking often "the BBC is biased" is actually whining that "the BBC didn't show an obvious bias to my point of view" or "how fucking dare the BBC let someone else have an opinion". Guess where I'd place you.

On the referendum I see the constant stream of stories about Salmond and relative lack of challenge to his continual bluster, bullshit and rhetoric as pretty fucking clear evidence that there was not a bias.

So... did you ever wonder, do garbagemen take showers before they go to work?

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