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Comment: Re:Is "tyrant" now the opposite of "activist"? (Score 1) 316

It is the elected bodies' responsibility to make the laws. It is the judiciary's job to judge them. A judge who writes laws from the bench is indeed an activist judge, and this is very bad indeed. How do you recall an unelected activist with lifetime tenure? You can't. Homework: describe six cases in which activist judges wrought catastrophe through well-intentioned activism.

Comment: Re:Fetishising nature + this is after all a desert (Score 1) 260

Honest question: is it possible for people to have opinions that don't agree with yours? Or is everything that disagrees with you propaganda? Is calling it propaganda a way to relieve yourself of the burden of giving serious consideration to other viewpoints, and perhaps changing your mind once in a while?

Comment: Re:Just to get through the misleading stuff: (Score 1) 80

by DNS-and-BIND (#47423237) Attached to: Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

It's to remove inefficiency of government. The EU are all smart people, they can make much better decisions when they are left alone. Just think of how good life will be when the stupid people are removed from the equation and government eliminates negative outcomes from the realm of possibility.

"Referenda are pure gambling. There is no guarantee of a positive outcome, unfortunately."
-- Danish EU advocate Charlotte Antonsen

Comment: Just play minecraft instead (Score 1) 137

by DNS-and-BIND (#47413653) Attached to: Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years
Minecraft is pretty much a ripoff of Dwarf Fortress, the creator has openly admitted this. But he made it colorful and dumbed it down a lot, so naturally he's rich now. Dwarf Fortress regularly gets negative coverage from game reviewers who offer such sparkling insights as "What the hell is this? It looks like a dot-matrix printer exploded on my screen." So just play Minecraft to get the same experience.

Comment: Re:If you can observe it, it is not religion (Score 1) 105

by DNS-and-BIND (#47410771) Attached to: Mapping a Monster Volcano

You conveniently ignore the religious aspects of modern left-wing thought in the environmental area. Who are Ghandi and Nelson Mandela but modern-day saints who can do no wrong? Nobody is allowed to ask how Mandela's people invented necklacing because it is heresy.

Be real, real careful about claiming that science supports you and you alone. It has a nasty habit of turning against you. Because it is, you know, evidence-based.

Comment: Nobody check this (Score 3, Insightful) 95

by DNS-and-BIND (#47408259) Attached to: Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public
These old KGB archives are very inconvenient. They have a lot of damaging information about people who are still in politics, who cooperated in the past. It's not a good thing for the world to remember that the KGB funded the anti-nuclear movement in Europe, or Greenpeace, or Amnesty International. Let's just let this quietly lay. Fortunately, it's all in Russian and translators are a pain in the ass.

Comment: Re:more leisure time for humans! (Score 1) 525

by DNS-and-BIND (#47405107) Attached to: Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

Dictatorship is an innate characteristic of communism. I'm not sure how you learned otherwise. It's not like they keep it a secret. Communists are quite proud of the fact.

"You are dictatorial." My dear sirs, you are right, that is just what we are. All the experience the Chinese people have accumulated through several decades teaches us to enforce the people's democratic dictatorship, that is, to deprive the reactionaries of the right to speak and let the people alone have that right.
-- Mao Zedong

Comment: Re:Actually makes good sense (Score 1) 674

You're not thinking like a terrorist. They don't care about a line at the airport, they want a big flashy attack that will make all the newspapers. If Boko Haram had attacked small schools all over Nigeria instead of one big one, would they have gotten into the news? Nope, forget it, it the mainstream media wouldn't have paid attention. But now everyone knows the name Boko Haram and what they want: Western influence out of Nigeria, permanently.

Comment: Re: How about (Score 2) 371

"pro-unrestrained capitalist propaganda" I guess is what leftists are calling anything that disagrees with their own viewpoints. Funny how we're all supposed to be tolerant of different opinions, until those opinions don't follow left-wing thought. Then the most vile denunciations are appropriate to use, and dehumanizing your targets is a suitable response. Sickening, but here we are.

Comment: Re:There is some history here (Score 1) 74

Yes, because leaving Nazi Germany intact under a different Fuehrer was such a great idea. They wouldn't possibly use the separate peace with the Allies to fight the Soviets at all.

Nazism had to be utterly wiped out. There could be no negotiating with a Jew-killing ideology.

One of the most overlooked advantages to computers is... If they do foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. -- Joe Martin