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Comment: Re:We are not amused (Score 1) 248

Someone should gently remind the prime minister that the Victorian era is over.

MP to PM: Sir, I beg leave to inform you that the Victorian era is over.
PM to MP: Then let the Neo-Victorian era begin!

God save the Queen! Protect the Falklands! ...... Egad! What happened to the Jewel of the Empire?

Comment: Re:They're your damned kids, your damned problem . (Score -1, Flamebait) 248

So blocking porn isn't about blocking porn, it's about protecting the 1%/elites/corporation/etc. ??

Do you think you'll ever expand to have a second narrative? This one is getting a little threadbare since you seem to apply it to everything. Nothing is about itself, it is all a nefarious plot to protect the rich / 1% / corporations / blah / blah /blah.

Measles vaccine being skipped? Protects the elites. Measles vaccine being made mandatory? Protects the elites. NY City cuts the size of soft drinks? Protects the elites. India cuts Russia out of space program? Protects the elites. Never before seen spider species found? Benefits the elites.

Frankly I don't know how you missed the opportunity to show how this wasn't all an attempt to promote the interests of the rich elites of the porn industry.

Do you have a timeline you could disclose on when you'll have a second or alternate explanation for everything?

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 1) 448

by cold fjord (#49771947) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

(a) there's a difference between exercising civil rights and rioting,...

Agreed, there is.

...but the law enforcement agencies in the St. Louis area apparently can't tell what it is

That doesn't seem to be true.

More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

Ferguson, a predominately black city, has been hit by two nights of rioting, looting and arson with some businesses burned to the ground, but authorities say an increased security presence on Tuesday night helped quell the violence.

Same goes for Baltimore.

200 arrested in Baltimore rioting; 144 cars destroyed

Looting, arson, and mob violence are pretty good indicators that the line has been crossed.

Comment: Re:I did not know... (Score 0) 448

by cold fjord (#49769759) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

I did not know... You need a license to own a parked car? Was he seen "operating" the vehicle?

How do you think his car came to be at a parking meter ($2/hr) on the National Mall in DC? Teleportation? Do you think he kept feeding it quarters for days and weeks on end? Or do you think he was doing radom business there when the license fairy appeared and told him his license was gone?

Unless he is a tester for Uber or reported it stolen, the list of possibilities is pretty short for it to be where it is, and I would be surprised it if had been there very long at $2/hr.

Comment: Re:When Nixon did that... (Score 1) 276

I haven't presented a "straw man," you are moving the goal post.

Left parties exist in the US, their ideology and goals are essentially the same as those in Western Europe and other parts of the world. The Communist Party of the US is recognizable to members of the Communist parties in the UK, France, Germany, etc.. The difference is that there is very little support for that ideology in the US. They are "fringe" only in their level of support, not in their doctrines being "weird" or held by cranks. (Although one could make various comments about people failing to recognized the repeated catastrophes brought about by Communist rule and the continued existence of Communist parties.)

No party is going to form the government in the US unless it has substantial backing among US voters, and Communists don't have that. Despite that they will keep trying. Despite their limited support they have been far too successful in influencing politics and values in the US. The US may yet face disaster because of it.

Both Americans and Europeans value freedom and equality. However Europe has generally stressed equality, and Americans have generally stressed freedom. The outcome has been a number of social differences that have persisted till now. We will see what the future holds. If it makes you feel better I'm not overly optimistic.

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1) 612

by cold fjord (#49763545) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

It was the same then as it is now; in any random group of humans, at least 1 in 10 are homosexual.

The actual percentage, as has been shown repeatedly in research, is around 1.5% (one point five percent), not 10%. So called ""transgender" adds a fraction onto that. The 10% figure is a misunderstanding of poorly conducted research that has been taken up for propaganda purposes by advocates.

Ancient Greece and Rome also commonly practiced pederasty. Do you think that enobles it for us today?

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