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Comment: Re:I agree with stop & frisk... (Score 1) 481

...mainly because the US African American community has major cultural issues with broken families and an habitual acceptance of criminality that not enough of them are trying to fix internally. HOWEVER:...

It doesn't really matter what comes after "however". You've pretty much stated your case with "I am for unconstitutional searches of black people because I believe that they are inherently criminals."

Comment: Re:How about teaching civility? (Score 1) 481

How about teaching the police to stand up against laws that are unconstitutional? How about teaching police not to reach for their guns when they see black kids? If you don't think there's a problem of police on black crime, then you have been missing the news for the last 200 some years.

Comment: If you read TFA... (Score 3, Informative) 114

by TheBilgeRat (#48362029) Attached to: Fukushima Radiation Nears California Coast, Judged Harmless

You would have read this:

The findings are reassuring, Buesseler says. He measured a high of just 8 becquerels of radiation per cubic meter in the samples. Of that, he says, less than 2 becquerels came from cesium-134 traced to Fukushima. The remainder is largely from strontium-90 and cesium-137: Some of that is fallout from mid-20th century atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, and some may have come from Fukushima—these isotopes lack the half-life fingerprint that ties cesium-134 to the Japanese disaster. The total level of radiation is hardly worth worrying about, Buesseler says: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for drinking water allow up to 7400 becquerels per cubic meter. Buesseler is presenting his latest findings Thursday at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America’s annual meeting.

So, that's 6 Bq that was most likely deposited by aboveground or underwater Pacific nuke testing.

You can now return to your previously scheduled freakout over "ZOMG RADIATSHUNS!"

Comment: Re:Nothing's gonna change. (Score 1) 224

by TheBilgeRat (#48350375) Attached to: Mayday PAC Goes 2 For 8

This is one of the most epic trolls ever! I salute you! Its like watching Portlandia if Portlandia was a slashdot post and about Kansas.

You're probably one of those Overland Parkers - should have given y'all to Missouri anyways - your ancestors probably helped Quantrill's raiders burn Lawrence.

Before you mod me, you'd better know who Quantrill's raiders were, and the history between Kansas and Missouri ;-)

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato

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