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Comment: Re:Here are MORE exampe of how full of shit you ar (Score 1) 143

by guruevi (#49764977) Attached to: Al-Qaeda's Job Application Form Revealed

And how many Westerners are that highly educated? How many of the US military troops, besides the higher ranking officers are educated at all? A military requires it's peons, the higher ranking officers, generals and most leaders are highly educated.

  Al Qaeda/ISIS was/is the only standing military force in the region but their claimed 'land' is currently divided. They have a cause and a mission, not surprising they're organized. After Hussein, Iraq didn't have much of a military and the US paying a minimum wage to some unemployed people does not a military make, Syria's military was made to kill it's own people so that didn't do well for keeping your military together.

Comment: Re:And? (Score 2) 290

by guruevi (#49763027) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

How is science inaccessible to women? Schools and employers are already actively picking less qualified female-identified persons over more qualified male-identified persons in the STEM fields so they can fill quota's.

I know many women which are in the science field, however less females are encouraged by their home (especially in case of the religious) societies to do so. That is what this study is all about, the perception by people's home societies is that males are 'better equipped' to do STEM, this isn't about whether or not it is accessible. Unless you live in the middle east or other 3rd world countries, STEM is available to women.

I say to you however that it's harder for females to get into the mining industry and other 'hard labor' industries than it is in the STEM fields. Why don't we handle those first?

Comment: Re:Meanwhile on the less sane side of the Atlantic (Score 1) 239

by guruevi (#49762999) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

The problem is that Americans and by extension American companies (corporations are people in the US) have to pay taxes in America regardless of where they make their income and already paid local taxes. That's one of the many legal reasons Microsoft/Amazon etc have UK and others separately incorporated.

Now any American corporation will have to pay the 25% profit routing tax and American taxes. It is a form of protectionism.

Comment: Re:it is surprising... that Congress would abdicat (Score 1) 98

by guruevi (#49761541) Attached to: TPP Fast Track Passes Key Vote In the Senate, Moves On To the House

The US is a representative republic, not a democracy. It is designed to set it and forget it for 4 year periods. You cannot vote your government out in between there. You do not vote for people or for laws directly like you would in eg. Iceland/Sweden, you vote for representatives that you think will most likely vote in the general direction of what you want.

Comment: Re:Double edge sword (Score 1) 156

by guruevi (#49756321) Attached to: The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police

Why? The police already keeps it (obviously) so your privacy is already lost. I'd rather have it be open to the public what exactly is being stored than kept secret forever. The other edge of the sword is that when police conveniently 'lose' their footage, it can now be proven otherwise, if it's kept secret, not so much.

Comment: Re:Where are the 'slowdowns' ? (Score 2) 221

Not exactly. The slowdowns happen in switches, routers etc that have a heap of software loaded on them that do a lot of other things besides switching and routing such as port duplication (allowing the NSA and other taps), VLAN, L3/4 packet inspection etc etc all of which are done on low-power early 2000's devices (remember how "fast" embedded chips were back then) with crappy, H1B-written software and features bolted on top over the last 2 decades.

Using microwave links won't help either, it's not the medium that is slow (both copper and fiber are near-lightspeed and do not have to worry about earth's curvature and radio interference (albeit copper would but minimal)), it's the intermediaries that are doing way too much with our traffic besides routing it across the globe.

Comment: Re:This law will not stand... (Score 1) 545

by guruevi (#49727065) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

There have been outbreaks already of polio, measles, mumps and rubella in the US. That means that there are not enough people being vaccinated in order for anyone to be able to rely on herd immunity.

The religious (and that includes the Jenny-crowd) have already caused a return of once-eradicated diseases due to their 'religious exemptions'. These exemptions are CURRENTLY causing real harm to real kids (who do not have a choice in the matter) and even adults (especially the elderly), some of which may have real reasons.

Mutations are not that far fetched either, some of which have ALREADY HAPPENED in the UK, Thailand and Africa.

Religious exemptions are KILLING people, most of which who did not agree nor had any choice in the matter.

Comment: Re:This law will not stand... (Score 1) 545

by guruevi (#49703099) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

There are several issues with your stance:
- The virus could mutate because it is allowed to freely roam between hosts. Many millions may die because they are not going to be immune to the mutation.
- I and/or my children could be allergic to certain vaccines and thus would rely on herd immunity to keep us safe.

Comment: Re:This law will not stand... (Score 1) 545

by guruevi (#49695863) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

Religious people generally do not follow what their scripture says, they are almost always following a human leader who interprets and/or writes scripture. Also, the state has no right to interpret someone's religious tenets, therefore whatever they say they are interpreting it as holds in court, even if they change it during court proceedings.

The state has the right to forbid things regardless of religious freedom if it is in the public's interest to do so. Eg. you can't forbid someone to wear a specific dress unless that dress has razorblades attached to it.

Comment: Re:This law will not stand... (Score 1) 545

by guruevi (#49695833) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

"Lacking vaccinations does not generally present an immediate danger to the child". Yes it does. It does to the kid and to the public in general. Having too many people that aren't vaccinated (eg. a community of religious people) presents a clear and present danger to everyone.

Not being vaccinated should be an exception only for the very rare occurrence where someone has highly allergic reactions to them.

"Do parents have a right to ritually mutilate their children?" No. The only reason people in the US still do have that 'right' is because it is socially acceptable. Every single medical institution finds the practice to be unnecessary and although it generally doesn't mess too much with people's general life (as is the case with female genital mutilation), male genital mutilation does desensitize the organ and may lead to avoidable complications (it is anesthetized surgery on a newborn after all).

Comment: Re:This law will not stand... (Score 1) 545

by guruevi (#49695817) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

Well, if those people would kindly not sneeze where I or my children walk, that would all be fine and dandy. Your freedom ends where mine begins.

So we either force the religious nutters to take the vaccines or we lock them up/put them in reservations. If the kids wouldn't be affected by their parents being locked up or being relocated to a reservation, that would be fine with me.

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