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Comment: Re:e-book prices HAVE been too high. (Score 1) 97 97

Every publisher believes that the e-books don't really compete against one another in price because each one is unique. They aren't interchangeable...someone won't say "wow, I bet I can get this same book cheaper somewhere else..."

But they are wrong.

Exactly. People might not be able to buy that particular book for less money, but maybe they can find a book in the same genre for less money. The only reason someone would be set on one particular book is either a) it's an author they know and enjoy, or b) that particular book got great reviews or was recommended by a friend.

Comment: Re:In case you were wondering, (Score 1) 623 623

That's just saying that an adult that causes a child to sin is condemned (presumably to Hell). It's not specifically about child molestation, and it doesn't really condemn doing anything to children (other than leading them to sin). If a person rapes a child, does the child sin? I can't see how.

Comment: Re:Wait, before you start cheering (Score 1) 623 623

Two different things. I may not agree with their abortion restrictions (e.g., I think any restriction that ignores the life of the mother is patently ridiculous), but that has nothing to do with this victory.

You can celebrate on Christmas, even if it's not your birthday. :)

Comment: A Good Sign of Things To Come (Score 1) 623 623

Hopefully, this will lead to other countries, including the U.S., doing the same thing

I can't for the life of me figure out why I should give a rat's ass if two particular adults want to marry each other, as long as they're not biologically related. As Jefferson would say, it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket.

The people who should really be happy about this are the lawyers. More divorces and custody cases for them.

Comment: Re:On the other hand... (Score -1) 557 557

He's the one who went there in the first place, though. And he certainly didn't come back to face the music once he realized Russia was the only country that would harbor him.

The difference between Snowden and an actual whistleblower is that whistleblowers are willing to face the consequences of their actions. The fact that people make Snowden and Assange out to be heroes makes me want to projectile vomit on them.

Comment: Re: I'd say this solidly confirms... (Score 1) 482 482

I have no issue with ignorant people. Ignorance, in and of itself, doesn't hurt anyone else.

Besides, this isn't ignorance. When you're provided the information, and you still reject it in favor of your own fantasies, you've moved from ignorance to obstinacy.

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- John Wooden

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