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Comment: Re:Anti-Gay? (Score 1) 1069

by gfreeman (#39588417) Attached to: EA Defends Itself Against Thousands of Anti-Gay Letters

Why is it such a stretch to also say "And you can't marry someone of the same sex?"

Because there's no basis for such a law.

The incest laws I can understand - and the polygamy laws just make it easier to argue against marriage in the first place. But why deny Fred marrying Shaggy while allowing Fred to marry Daphne? What's the basis of that denial?

Comment: Re:Anti-Gay? (Score 1) 1069

by gfreeman (#39587481) Attached to: EA Defends Itself Against Thousands of Anti-Gay Letters

So much wrong crammed into one post...

Semantics is not about re-defining words, it's the complete opposite.

The fact you think all north america (sic) has the same set of laws just makes me shake my head in disbelief.

Just because something is fact does not make it right. If you can't understand that, I'll gladly invoke Godwin as a demonstration.

Comment: Re:Richard Feynman (Score 1) 107

by gfreeman (#39495035) Attached to: Particle-Wave Duality Demonstrated With Largest Molecules Yet

I can't stand people that play on semantics to make an argument.

You cannot participate in a discussion (argument) unless all parties agree on the meaning of both premises (whether either premise is right or wrong is immaterial).

Semantics: The branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning.

Therefore if you do not apply semantics to your argument, you have lost before you open your mouth.

Comment: Re:if he did (Score 1) 395

by gfreeman (#39327383) Attached to: Did Benjamin Franklin Invent Daylight Saving Time?

Home Depot maintains summer/winter hours, it's not that difficult. Bin collections are by day not by time. Don't know about you but bin collections around here are "whenever they get around to your road", not at a specific hour. I used to live in the UK where trains had summer and winter schedules anyway, all published on one sheet for that line.

I can't see it being any easier to change the clocks than it would be to just do stuff at different times, if that's what you wanted to do. Mandated changes only serve to piss everyone off, let business and the voters decide when things happen locally.

Comment: Re:Simple: compromise (Score 1) 410

by gfreeman (#39037865) Attached to: Europe's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Threatens Online Free Speech

That's the German constitution though. Has no effect outside Germany and so cannot be a fundamental human right - just a fundamental German right. Also, who gets to define "dignity"? Can I end my life in a dignified way if there is no other choice? Not in Germany I can't.

There are no fundamental right, no inviolable rights. There are rights bestowed upon us by societies, but not all societies agree on any single aspect of what is a fundamental or inviolable right. Therefore there is no such thing as a fundamental or inviolable human right.

Everything that can be invented has been invented. -- Charles Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899

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