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Comment Re:One small problem (Score 0) 509

Now you're lying, too. Tamir Rice never reached for a damn thing.

That's funny, the police report and all reporting on the case claim that he did. But I'm sure you have access to information that the rest of us don't. Let me guess - the ghost of Bob Marley came to you in a dream, and told you The White Man Executed Tamir, who was sitting there licking a lollipop at the time?

Comment Re:One small problem (Score 1) 509

THAT IS A LIE, AND YOU ARE A LIAR. Counterexample: Tamir Rice.

Fair enough - he forgot to mention that a small subset are idiots who went around waving a replica pistol at strangers, and then reached for it when the cops arrived.

I'm not sure that qualifies as a lie so much as a justifiable omission. Such cases do not make up a significant percentage of police shootings, since pretty much everyone with an IQ over 70 knows it's not a good idea to reach for a plastic gun when the police are pointing real ones at you.

Comment Re:One small problem (Score 1) 509

Thing is, a cop can take you in for any reason for something like 24-48 hours even without a formal charge. You will be taken in handcuffs, you will be fingerprinted, you will get a DNA swab taken, you will be strip-searched, you will be forced to spread your cheeks and cough in front of a cop... then they let you go after 24 hours with no charges and a have a nice day.

After which you'll sue for false arrest and imprisonment, ask for a ridiculous sum for humiliation / pain and suffering, and have a great life afterwards.

Hell, I wish I could find some of these ass-rapey cops that people like you all seem to know - I'd gladly suffer in jail for 48 hours in exchange for a mil or two.

Comment Re:Wasn't there a study that proved this was good? (Score 1) 326

I can't remember where I saw it, but someone did a study comparing booth babes to trained senior citizens and the senior citizens did MUCH better job, resulting in greater sales and great callbacks.

That's no surprising. While I enjoy looking at the booth babes, I tend to avoid them whenever possible since I know that they'll just subject me to obviously artificial flirtation while attempting to repeat marketing gibberish which they don't actually understand. I'd much rather speak to a sweaty bearded guy in a tracksuit who can actually explain the product and tell me how it can help my business.

Comment Re:Not faultless (Score 1) 536

Nope. All the fault is comcast. They lied. Plain and simple.

Um, no, they were mistaken.

If you have to go on the assumption that everybody is always lying to you all the time and double and triple check everything then you will get zero things done in your lifetime.

If you have to go through life assuming that anyone who makes a mistake is a liar, you're going to end up a cynical bastard who never gets anything accomplished, yes. If, on the other hand, you always keep in mind that people are fallible, you're much more likely to end up with good results.

Comment Re:Child Gender (Score 2) 199

I can answer your question: yes, they do. You don't have to look for illegal content, you can:

1. Look for "fantasy stories" published by "child lovers". You'll find plenty that involve female adults with male or female children, indicating a - for lack of a better term - demand for that market.
2. Google "woman charged for creating child porn". You'll find at least a few cases of women who molested young children (preteens) and distributed the resulting material.

You can also look up cases like Karla Homolka, an infamous Canadian woman who was charged and sentenced for helping her husband rape and murder several young girls, including her own sister.

The depravity of the human mind is certainly not limited to the male sex.

Comment Re:You can't disprove the existence of an idea. (Score 1) 755

Saying God doesn't exist is like saying that lunch time doesn't exist, or money doesn't exist, or the United States doesn't exist.

Complete and utter bullshit. I can take you to have lunch in the United States and pay for it with money. Good luck doing anything useful or at least demonstrable with your "god".

You can't disprove the existence of an idea; and dismissing the real influence of that idea (both good and bad) and the potential influence of that idea (both good and bad) is asinine.

Nobody is dismissing the idea; they're telling you that you're a fucking idiot for believing that the idea represents reality.

Comment Re:Well That About Wraps It Up For God (Score 1) 755

Will they laugh about our superstitions about GMO foods, or why we had all these different diets?

Non-idiots have been laughing at both of those things for years now.

Perhaps we have a better method then science to understand the universe.

As soon as you find one, please, let us know! That would be the biggest boon to science in history.

Comment Re:From Jack Brennan's response (Score 1) 772

Were the people who fought for the creation of the state Israel terrorists?

Yes and no, depending on which ones you're referring to.

Were the people who fought for the creation of the USA terrorists?

Yes and no, depending on which ones you're referring to. Mostly no.

Were the people who fought for the independence of Ireland in the early 20th century terrorists?

Yes and no, depending on which ones you're referring to. Mostly no.

Are the Palestinians who fight against past and future Israeli injustice and encroachment on their land terrorists?

Haven't met any of those, not convinced they exist. If they do, they're not terrorists, just fucking stupid. The ones lobbing rockets into Israel while treading on the faces of their own people, though? Yep.

Was the Saudi national who argued that the US military bases in his country were a form of occupation, and who founded an organisation to fight against this, was he a terrorist?


I presume Saudi Arabia falls under your definition of `true nation state'.

Either you're making a suggestion which shows that you don't understand what "unaffiliated with a nation state" means, or this part just makes no sense whatsoever.

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