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Comment Re:Legal Immunity (Score 1) 508

"I hope you contract and die from disease we had all but eradicated 20 years ago, then at least your stupidity will end with you." Even my family doctor says that the things we vaccinate for are rarely lethal.

I thought I'd get hell from my family since I don't vaccinate. But my grandmother just shrugged and said all her kids had whooping cough as well as others, and they are all fine.

Many people try to post charts that show how disease death rates have fallen in the last century and try to point to vaccines as the cause. Yet they forget the sever hygiene issues of just 80 years ago where people worked 14 hours a day, and went home to a small shared house where 8 people slept on the floor with no running water.

Anyway, I don't get out much so I doubt you'll ever run into me.

Oh, and I'd rather trust the emergency room, than a vial full of no telling what that is manufactured for nothing other than pure money reasons.

Comment Re:Legal Immunity (Score 2) 508

You don't even find it even slightly concerning that because vaccine makers were getting sued so much for neglect and deaths that the only resolve is legal immunity?

And yes, I've known people that have had allergic reactions. And yes, I've known a couple, and have heard of many others, that have woken up to a dead infant (SIDS) shortly after vaccine administration.

Comment Butchered SQL (Score 4, Interesting) 244

The issue I quickly realized with mysql when I tried to replace an aging IBM DB2 data warehouse (with a total of 10 billion rows) was that Mysql only supported a small subset of the SQL standard. This quickly lead to almost all of our normal queries for BI not even being able to be ported. After trying to make it work anyway I eventually gave up. I had recently started using postgresql in my home server set up since I didn't know when direction Debian was going to take with the whole mysql/maridb debacle. So I convinced my boss to scrap the mysql idea and try again with Postgres. I was amazed at how well the SQL standard was supported by postgres. It also had a far superior query planner that mopped the floor compared to mysql performance for any query with more than a couple of joins. I also like how postgres isn't owned by any one entity like mysql. It is all I use now.

Comment Re:Not the same (Score 0) 518

There is an argument about that in Acts 15:10 "Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?"

The context is "What does God want with the newly created non-Jewish Christians?". And it was decided:

Acts 15:19 "Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood."

Comment Re:Not the same (Score 0) 518

Well that is very "modern" of you to think so. The facts are 2000 years ago:

Acts 11:26 (KJV) And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Acts 26:28 (KJV) Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

1 Peter 4:16 (KJV) Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

And from this same book, you get the definition of what a "Christian" is. I don't care what you think, what other "sects" think, what the pope thinks, or what the media has done with "Christmas" (which is not in the book anyway)

Comment Not the same (Score 0) 518

"while there are those who perceive the religion to be satirical in nature, it "doesn't change the fact that by any standard one can come up with" the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is "as legitimate as any other" religion"

It is not the same, it doesn't have 2000+ years of tradition behind it, which should be what the definition is. At least then we can get rid of mormons, JWs, and other modern wackiness.

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