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Comment: Re:Precedent (Score 1) 63 63

Precedent cases can be used as a source of argumentation by the lawyer, but ultimately it is up to the judge to decide how to interpret the law. This is why similar cases can have completely different rulings, but usually haven''t, since the law framework, on which judges base their decisions, is generally the same.

Comment: Re:French citizens should be looking at Greece (Score 1) 318 318

A much bigger problem? Have you actually read the linked page? The Greek grey market is at 24% of their GDP. That means a whole quarter of all business transactions in Greece is untaxed. I bet most of their "unemployed" are actually moonlighting and collecting unemployment benefits at the same time. I have no sympathy for them whatsoever and I don't see why my taxes should pay for that crap. I mean, yes, there are always some freeloaders, I can live with that. But normally they are a tiny minority, not a whole bloody country full of them.

Comment: Re:Coral dies all the time (Score 1) 118 118

Maybe if you would just started thinking before you write something, just for once.

Yes, corals die easily, and some survive and adapt. But only if the change is small enough to allow the survival of some. If the change is strong enough or happens too quickly, there won't be any survivals.

And as for trees, sure the trees were planted. But they were planted where the trees used to grow and were cut in first place.

It is the same in every post you write. You accuse others of being stupid but you yourself are unable to look beyond superficial, unable to see interrelationships, too dense to understand positive feedback loops and unintended consequences.

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!