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Comment: Re:Fine! (Score 1) 363

by Some_Llama (#47997761) Attached to: Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

"but once you have 80 billion dollars, they can't do much to take that money away from you. They can only take new money that you earn using that money."

Where do you keep it? In a bank? accounts are only insured to 100k per account?

invest in stock market? crashes, overseas accounts? nationalized, property? Values fluctuate.

I'm not sure how you would maintain that wealth but maybe because i don't have it.. but i'd be interested to know...

Comment: Re:illogical captain (Score 2) 937

by Some_Llama (#47930143) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

"Obviously, the existence of a god is a complex notion and hence cannot be the the default, but is something that must be demonstrated, i.e. must have supporting proof to be accepted."

Like water turning to blood, raising people from the dead, turning water to wine, etc, or like God speaking from a mountain, food falling from heaven, a fire in the sky at night and a cloud during the day?

The problem with continually asking for proof is that 2000 yrs down the line another guy is sitting there demanding proof from a god that has given more than enough already.

god then has two choices.. sit there at your side for constant proof which no one would choose sin, or well i guess one choice since atheists won't be happy otherwise.

If you want proof, there is a book that god wrote that gives many many examples as well as ways to test his promises and existence.. but you have to be willing to try......don't listen to any other man's interpretation of this book go read it yourself.. find the promises and examples yourself and test them for your own knowledge.. if you don't but yet still spout this self serving tripe.. well then i assume you're like every other atheist i've ever met or heard talk about god.

Comment: Re:illogical captain (Score 1) 937

by Some_Llama (#47922505) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

" I imagine your position would suddenly reverse if government assets were used to promote a hate group that targeted [biblegateway.com] you. [biblegateway.com]"

Nope, as a christian (who i'm guessing your throwing this assertion towards) we are told to turn the other cheek, to be allow persecution for our beliefs gladly.

It's the highest glory/honor to be murdered by someone because i'm a christian... just like christ. Fuck yah, bring it!!!

Comment: Re:illogical captain (Score 1) 937

by Some_Llama (#47922457) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

" then you are an evil person at heart, merely constrained by religion."

muslim/judaism/christianity (pretty much all religions as well?) say people are evil at heart.. that anyone born to this world is of the evil inherent in the world, and the teachings of those religions are a path to free yourself from that evil.

the carrot and stick is not an approach or constraint of evil (as any atheist loves to point out) as evil abounds in even those who profess to be religious, but a guarantee of justice professed by all three. hell is not the reason to find salvation, the path to salvation is there for those who would choose it because they prefer it over evil. it's a choice.

Comment: Re:A solution in search of a problem... (Score 1) 326

by Some_Llama (#47921675) Attached to: Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

I had a truck try to split an over pass embankment and end up rolling 4 times across 5 lanes of traffic while next to me, only because my wife yelled out when she saw this happening was i able to speed forward and avoid being crushed/part of the accident.

The driver had been texting, i knew this because before we got on the on ramp i was behind him at the light before the on ramp which he did not notice change and which caused me to "beep" slightly to get his attention (i watched him look up, etc.. and saw the phone), he did something similar two times before actually getting on the road.

FWIW

Comment: Re:Men are obsolete (Score 1) 387

by Some_Llama (#47603547) Attached to: Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

"Why on earth would you ever encourage ANYONE to line up for work in a coal mine?"

Do you hear anyone complaining that girls are under-represented in coal mines like they do about high paying low physical exertion jobs?

I'm pretty sure that's the analogy here. do you not understand analogies? it's used to compare two things that are similar but different so to maximize the point in the comparison that they both share but might be overlooked. In this case it's feminists demanding partial equality in jobs but masquerading their complaint as demanding full equality in jobs.

Comment: Re:Peak Water (Score 1) 377

by Some_Llama (#47567237) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

you said:

"Fracking doesn't poison ground water".

Weird, taking a second and googling "fracking poisoning groundwater", the top hit was this:

http://www.scientificamerican....
" Records from disparate corners of the United States show that wells drilled to bury this waste deep beneath the ground have repeatedly leaked, sending dangerous chemicals and waste gurgling to the surface or, on occasion, seeping into shallow aquifers that store a significant portion of the nation's drinking water.

In 2010, contaminants from such a well bubbled up in a west Los Angeles dog park....."

the second hit was this:
"...How can drinking poisoned water be safe? Numerous scientific studies have concluded that fracking poisons the local water supply by adding carcinogens and radioactive materials. According to Dr.Sandra Stenigraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College and Science Advisor to Breast Cancer Action, there have been over 1,000 different cases of water contamination near fracking sites."

So um where exactly do you get this bit of logic? oh from the oil/natural gas companies you shill for? that would be my guess.

Comment: Re:Damn I used to like southwest (Score 1) 928

"I don't quite follow your logic there. To sit together, families should...wait until more people get on the plane? "

You don't understand the logic of three different boarding groups.. A B and C, where each group boards TOGETHER?

how that would allow them to sit TOGETHER rather than boarding in two SEPARATE groups?

I'd rather people not feel like they get special treatment over others because they have kids.

Comment: Re:The only good thing (Score 1) 511

by Some_Llama (#47561217) Attached to: Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

" But I choose not to medicate myself out of that fear, but live in it. "

" that takes absolutely zero effort to avoid."

these two statements do not seem to reconcile.

can you help explain how not doing drugs takes zero effort when you have to constantly make sure to force yourself to live your life without them?

Comment: Re:The only good thing (Score 1) 511

by Some_Llama (#47561129) Attached to: Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

"Do I drink coffee? No, actually. At least, not regularly enough to be called a "coffee drinker". I certainly don't drink it for the caffeine - I'm not sure I've ever felt the effects of it. I drink it for the bitter-sweet-milk taste. Otherwise, I mostly drink tea."

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA
"I certainly don't drink it for the caffeine"
"Otherwise, I mostly drink tea"
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA

omg THAT WAS AWESOME!! thanks for the laugh today.. awesome...!

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