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Comment: Re:Why (Score 2) 529

by StrangeBrew (#48204753) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
My guess is you haven't spent any time digging into this story or you'd retract your question. As the story currently stands, the shooter started at the memorial and then ran into parliament to target the sorts of individuals you referenced. You'd also know that there was another attack at a local mall at approximately the same time. You'd also know that a 'radicalized' individual mowed down two uniformed members of our military in Quebec just the other day. These could all be viewed as individual incidence, but reasonable people would come to the conclusion that someone is urging these individuals to carry out attacks, regardless whether or not they were highly coordinated.

Comment: Re:Why (Score 3, Insightful) 529

by StrangeBrew (#48204499) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
Let me say this again, since it deserves repeating. Time and time again, posters on Slashdot talk about the 'fictitious' threat of terrorism that government uses as the excuse for encroachments on perceived liberties. You, the posters are the reason why an actual coordinated attack within a 'safe' democratic country is news on Slashdot.

Comment: Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (Score 2) 406

by StrangeBrew (#48142007) Attached to: Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated
No kidding. Electronic devices, no electronic devices, it doesn't matter. I might check out the stewardess, but I'm not listening to her or paying attention to what she is telling me because I've heard it countless times before. Though I have always wondered whether or not it's a lie that if the oxygen bag doesn't inflate that it's still working. It sounds like a load of BS meant to prevent you from freaking out, and fighting with the person next to you who has obviously got a working mask.

Comment: Re:Oh yippie (Score 1) 123

by StrangeBrew (#48102175) Attached to: US Remains Top Country For Global Workers
As an outsider, I'd look at things like racial tension, national debt, water quality issues, projected and substantiated climate changes, employment rate, education system, human rights issues, level of government interference and tolerance for invasion of privacy... I'm guessing the majority of those polled considered little of this.

Comment: Re:So.. (Score 1) 208

by StrangeBrew (#48083265) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
A large number of people are incapable of properly operating both a cell phone and moving vehicle at the same time. Those that text/read email/websites on their phone while operating a moving vehicle are performing two mutually exclusive tasks at the same time. To be fair, there are too many drivers on the road who can't even drive properly when that is the only task they are performing, but that's a separate issue.

Comment: Re:No surprise (Score 1) 224

by StrangeBrew (#47944935) Attached to: Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other
"we just lucked out enough to have a brain big enough to develop domestic violence, child abuse and random acts of aggression against strangers/the weak" I think you need more exposure to the animal kingdom. Most of the actions you attribute to humans also manifest in other animals. Male lions, bears et. al. are known to attack or kill their offspring. Any pack/herd animal with alphas are ripe with domestic violence to keep subordinate family members in line, and any weakness shown by that alpha guarantees that someone will challenge for the role through violence. As for random acts of aggression, I suggest watching a community fish tank for a while and watching both schooling fish or interaction between different species in the same tank. Bird clutches often show sibling rivalry taken to a level that can result in death for the weakest...

Comment: Re:Sheeple start young. (Score 1) 405

I'm sorry. You must either be an Apple fanboy or have a similar speech impediment, and I've obviously upset you. The first part of my post was what actually occurred. The second part was added for a small amount of comic relief and did not actually occur.

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