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Comment: Re:The Existence of a "United States of America" (Score 1) 171

by Jane Q. Public (#47446861) Attached to: NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

I care more about my children's survival than Thomas Jefferson cared about my kids' survival.

I agree with the other person who replied. In effect, you are saying "I don't care who ELSE is made to be slaves, as long as I and my family can hide in this safe little cave and pretend it doesn't exist."

Part of the problem, indeed. You would "protect" your children by leaving them a life of servitude to others.

Some parent. I'm glad you weren't mine.

Comment: Re:Jane is Lonny Eachus is a pathological liar (Score 1) 438

Thanks for confirming that you asked Lonny Eachus to post the file, because you know him and are possibly his friend. Why are you so ambiguous and evasive about your friendship with Lonny Eachus? It almost sounds like you're ashamed to be his friend. As I've pointed out, you and Lonny Eachus have so much in common that you're clearly soulmates.

Strangely, Lonny Eachus seems to feel the same way about Jane. After I debunked Lonny's claim that dark energy is dead, Lonny went on an evasive rant that seems almost identical to Jane's comments above. Why would Lonny Eachus be ashamed of being friends with Jane, when they have so much in common?

None of my personal life is any of your business. Period. Your assumptions are YOUR assumptions, and nothing more.

Comment: The shoes are us (Score 1) 3

by PopeRatzo (#47446285) Attached to: 1k words

Even knowing that, Republicans will vote for Republicans and Democrats for Democrats and Libertarians for people who are not libertarian. Even knowing they're just putting the yin and yang into those crushing boots, they will continue to believe if they could only defeat other leg, once and for all, their lives would be glorious.

The one thing a Libertarian cartoonist won't tell you though, is if you follow those boots up to the legs, and the legs up to the pockets and the pockets up to the head, you will find the corporate wizard pulling the levers, whispering, "God...guns...gay rights...family values...free markets...climate change...Sarah Palin...Michael Moore...liebruls...wingnuts..." into the megaphone. He's a wizened little man, looks a lot like Sheldon Adleson, in fact, whose own legs have withered. He's the subject of the Picture of Dorian Gray. Call it, "The Picture of John Galt". Corrupt, suppurating and certain of his position among The Elect. Plump and parasitic.

It's so easy to blame team red or team blue, but only because The Commissioner likes to keep our attention focused on the heels and away from the head.

Comment: Re:Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (Score 1) 319

by PopeRatzo (#47445493) Attached to: A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

History is not going to be kind to the only liberal democracy in the middle east?

That's correct. A "liberal" democracy the same way South Africa was a "liberal democracy" during apartheid.

Now that I think about it, the Weimar Republic was also a "liberal democracy", as was the United States during the genocide of Native Americans and it's promotion of slavery.

Atrocity in a country that is otherwise supposedly "enlightened" stands out more, doesn't it? And make no mistake: the current government of Israel is perpetrating an atrocity right this minute.

Comment: Re:What the fuck are they supposed to do? (Score 1) 96

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47444947) Attached to: Elite Group of Researchers Rule Scientific Publishing

What's the problem with being good at what you do? So there are 1% of researchers who are really fucking good at what they do. They aren't just good, they are REALLY FUCKING GOOD. They are top 1% good. They are THE BEST IN THE WORLD. So why should we be surprised that they have such an impact?

They are getting 99% of the academic tail, too.

Comment: Re:Dear Fed (Score 1) 189

Yeah, throw out the random bit of EPA FUD there! Everybody hates having clean drinkable water and clean breathable air. FUCK THE WORLD! LET'S KILL IT AND MAKE OUR OWN DAMN SPECIES GO EXTINCT!

Considering that the Supreme Court just got done slapping down the EPA, for exactly the reason I was discussing here, I don't think either "random" or "FUD" are accurate descriptions of my comment. In your dreams, maybe. It's sad that they're turning into nightmares for you. But be reassured that the reasons for that are good.

Comment: Re:The Existence of a "United States of America" (Score 1) 171

by Jane Q. Public (#47444197) Attached to: NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

America no longer has distributed agriculture or fuel production. A revolution, however warranted, would lead to an unimaginable amount of freezing and starvation within the first two winters, I'd wager.

And yet, in Thomas Jefferson's view, would be well worth the cost, and is far more than an order of magnitude (in years) overdue.

Comment: Re:Does anyone oppose this? (Score 1) 111

by Jane Q. Public (#47444171) Attached to: Fighting Climate Change With Trade

Eliminating market inefficiencies in a way that benefits the environment seems like something everyone could find a reason to support. Reply to This Share

Except that these aren't "market inefficiencies".

Tariffs exist for real reasons. For example: the solar industry in China is heavily government-subsidized. So by removing any tariffs, the government would allow them to compete on the "free" market (which really isn't) against other companies in the U.S. and Europe that aren't so heavily subsidized.

When government is subsidizing your industry, it's isn't a real "market". And therefore this does not represent "market inefficiencies".

Make no mistake: there is no "free trade" in this "free trade" agreement. It amounts to pouring buckets of money into China that could go to otherwise profitable companies elsewhere.

Comment: Re:very cool (Score 1) 176

Why are so many companies incompetent at just shutting up and taking my money!

What I think is funny is that this is a classic example of a good patent: a "Why didn't I think of that?" kind of thing. Because despite the implications in the article, this ain't "rocket science" all all. They just took the well-known concepts behind any decent heatsink and reversed them.

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