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.
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.
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.
The Shocking part isn't the age of the art, but that images depicting an impending climate change and extinction of large mammals was consistently modded down. The downward pointing thumbs on the hand prints were quite clear.
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.
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.
Given how many tax and 'finance guys' I know that still use adding machines on a daily basis I'm not surprised that many held on to 123 for as long as they did.
Quattro Pro was the shiznits. Once it came out, Lotus 1-2-3 disappeared from our lab.
"only he missed the important semantic difference." Not surprising. The submitter is a known anti-semantic. Which is really weird, because he's obviously not part of the 'denier' camp.
You are so right, the worst case scenario is inevitable. You also have changed my life: I too will now quote fiction as if it were reality. Excuse me while I go find the local Scientology branch so I can follow your lead.
Oh... and fuck PETA
"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...
Damn straight. Harvest their organs for the long organ donor list and they'll have contributed to society for once in their now terminated life.
Yeah, because slashdotters never post on invasion of privacy articles with statements on how terrorists either don't exist or are not a threat. Like it or not, the article is relevant to the readers here.
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.