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Comment: Re:Did a paid shill write this summary? (Score 2) 174

by cold fjord (#49603673) Attached to: NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out!

Seriously. The real story with this bill is that the republicans are defunding the climate monitoring programs. It will take decades to regain the capabilities we'll lose by defunding them now. There's no turf war between NASA and NOAA, just one between republicans and science.

Decades to regain capabilities you say? You mean like the current US capability for manned space flight? Or are you all jazzed up about the first and only country to put astronauts on the moon and return them safely to earth being reduced to having its astronauts hitchhike a ride into space from other countries like Russia (under embargo for aggression, probing the US with nuclear bombers and subs), China (nuclear threats against US), or maybe India?

If you want to beat the gong about "wars on science" you better include Democrats & Progressives. There is no shortage of unscientific nonsense to be found there.

Nice job trying to write a summary for geeks that attempts to bury the real story.

No, the real story, that the US is going to reinvigorate its moribund manned space capability is clearly mentioned. Or don't you think geeks interested in that?


Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic 376

Posted by timothy
from the never-eat-or-hire-or-grow-fruit-outside-your-zipcode dept.
Presto Vivace writes: The H-1B visa issue rarely surfaces during presidential races, and that's what makes the entrance by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) into the 2016 presidential race so interesting. ... ...Sanders is very skeptical of the H-1B program, and has lambasted tech firms for hiring visa workers at the same time they're cutting staff. He's especially critical of the visa's use in offshore outsourcing.

Comment: Re:Damn... (Score 1) 493

by cold fjord (#49570493) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

That wasn't a statement from a "historian" but from the former head of the Mormon church. Your facts aren't in order yet again. You're trying to hide behind a fig leaf instead of acknowledge that the LDS faith has banned polygamy for a very long time, and you can't admit that you are wrong.

Its kind of amusing that you think wikipedia.org would be more relevant on this issue than mormon.org.

Have you thought about contacting the Mormon church to inform it how wrong it is on its position banning polygamy? Maybe if you quote Wikipedia you'll convince them.

Comment: Re:Damn... (Score 1) 493

by cold fjord (#49566745) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

And polygamy? Is that still practiced as well?

Why would a Mormon practice polygamy? Perhaps you are misinformed on this matter as well?

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

President Gordon B. Hinckley, prior president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the following statement in 1998 about the Church’s position on plural marriage:

“This Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church.... If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.”

Comment: Re:News about a dumb, selfish bitch. Prob a slut t (Score 2, Interesting) 95

Where are you getting this world view of liberals running around rampant calling conservative women sluts inbetween feminist protests?

Where indeed?

Why It's Not Smart to Call Women Conservatives 'Whores'

When Alan Grayson called a female corporate lobbyist a "K-Street whore" -- and was attacked as crude and sexist at the same time that he was lauded as gutsy and honest -- he played a role in a familiar script: hero of the left (MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher) attacks female villain (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin) using sexist language. Progressive feminists soul-search about liberal misogyny. Mainstream media talk about sexism for 5 seconds. Then the media move on, and no one learns a thing. Repeat.

It happened again just two weeks ago, when Olbermann called Malkin a "big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it" during the "Worst Person in the World" segment of Countdown. The creepily fleshy insult followed Olbermann's rendition of Malkin's e-mails....

So there's obvious problem No. 1 with leftist firebrands dipping into sexist imagery and language to bash conservative women: nothing's more fun than highlighting the hypocrisy of your opponents.

The war on conservative women

If I had a dollar for every time libs have called me a "Manila whore" and "Subic Bay bar girl," Iâ(TM)d be able to pay for a ticket to a Hollywood-for-Obama fundraiser. To the HuffPo left, whore is my middle name.

Self-serving opponents argue that such attacks do not represent "respectable," "mainstream" liberal opinion about their conservative female counterparts. But it was feminist godmother Gloria Steinem who called Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a "female impersonator." It was NOW leader Patricia Ireland who commanded her flock to only vote for "authentic" female political candidates. It was Al Gore consultant Naomi Wolf who accused the late Jeane Kirkpatrick of being "uninflected by the experiences of the female body."

It was Matt Taibbi, now of Rolling Stone magazine, who mocked my early championing of the tea party movement by jibing: "Now when I read her stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of (redacted) in her mouth. It vastly improves her prose."

It was Keith Olbermann, then at MSNBC and now at Al Goreâ(TM)s Current TV, who wrote on Twitter that columnist S.E. Cupp was "a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does" and who called me a "mashed up bag of meat with lipstick on it." He stands by those remarks. Olbermann has been a special guest at the White House.

Some of us have not forgotten when liberal Wisconsin radio host John "Sly" Sylvester outrageously accused GOP Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch of performing "fellatio on all the talk-show hosts in Milwaukee" and sneered that she had "pulled a train" (a crude phrase for gang sex). (Earlier, he called former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a "black trophy" and "Aunt Jemima.")

Or when MSNBC misogynist Ed Schultz called talk show host Laura Ingraham a "talk slut" for criticizing Obamaâ(TM)s petty beer summit. Or when Playboy published a list of the top 10 conservative women who deserved to be "hate-f**ked." The article, which was promoted by Anne Schroeder Mullins at Politico.com, included Ingraham, "The View's" Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and others. Yours truly topped the list with the following description: a "highly f**kable Filipina" and âoea regular on Fox News, where her tight body and get-off-my-lawn stare just scream, 'Do me!'"

And then thereâ(TM)s the leftâ(TM)s war on Sarah Palin, which would require an entire national forest of trees to publish.

You've got me curious as to how it is that you miss this kind of stuff?

Comment: Re:Guilty of violating the laws of physics (Score 1) 95

Is anyone else curious how the guy fit his [presumably 3-dimensional] son into a two-dimensional (6'x8') "box"?

There's no mystery, he is obviously a Time Lord. As to the "box," it is more of a galactic trivia question than a mystery. Since it has to fold in an extra dimension a normal TARDIS won't do, it is in fact a RETARDIS.

Comment: Re:Damn... (Score 1) 493

by cold fjord (#49566453) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

We seem to be saddled with you freely inventing nonsense contrary to history.

The Quakers

By 1680, 10,000 Quakers had been imprisoned in England, and 243 had died of torture and mistreatment in the King's jails. This reign of terror impelled Friends to seek refuge in New Jersey in the 1670s, where they soon became well entrenched. In 1681, when Quaker leader William Penn (1644-1718) parlayed a debt owed by Charles II to his father into a charter for the province of Pennsylvania, many more Quakers were prepared to grasp the opportunity to live in a land where they might worship freely. By 1685 as many as 8,000 Quakers had come to Pennsylvania. Although the Quakers may have resembled the Puritans in some religious beliefs and practices, they differed with them over the necessity of compelling religious uniformity in society.

Since members of the LDS faith freely practice it, build new temples, and live in all parts of the country you seem to have that wrong as well.

+ - Security Experts Hack Teleoperated Surgical Robot->

Submitted by Lin4
Lin4 writes: Today, Tamara Bonaci and pals at the University of Washington in Seattle examine the special pitfalls associated with the communications technology involved in telesurgery. In particular, they show how a malicious attacker can disrupt the behavior of a telerobot during surgery and even take over such a robot, the first time a medical robot has been hacked in this way
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+ - New Law Increases Canadian Freedom: Two Regulations Enter, One Regulation Leaves->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Government regulations are costly and limit the freedom of citizens. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has found that the costs of regulations to Canadians run as high as $37 billion per year. Canadian small business owners suggest that as much as $11 billion could be saved with no meaningful negative impact to the environment, safety, or health. This seems to be born out by the experience of British Columbia which has reduce its regulator requirements over the last 10 years by more than 40% with little negative impact. In light of this the Red Tape Reduction Act was approved by the Governor General to become law. Canada is now the first country in the world to require the removal of one regulatory burden to enact a new one of similar burden. This has been tried as policy for several years, but is now law. It doesn't cover all sources of new regulation, but is a promising start. Meanwhile in the US the Obama administration has passed 21,000 regulations and added 468,500 pages to the Federal Register. If you feel burdened by government red tape you can't blame Canada.
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