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Comment: Re:Mick up is kinda like beta.slashdot.com (Score 1) 298 298

Because the Iranians are all peaceful and stuff, right?

As a matter of fact, yes. Iran hasn't invaded another country in over 270 years. (They invaded India and sacked Delhi in 1738-9). Compare that with the United States: http://academic.evergreen.edu/...
A more comprehensive list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

Tony.

Comment: Wait, what? (Score 1) 388 388

I was with you on most of those right up until the last one. Admittedly they could all fall under the rubric of "right wing litmus tests", but really? I can understand committed vegetarians who object to animal butchery for human consumption, or for any other reason (though I find that hard to reconcile with the fact that our own immune systems slaughter millions of bacteria, not to mention our own cells, every day). But I really cannot think of a sane rationale proscribing ritually prepared food, other than xenophobia, in a country where eating meat is legal.

Comment: Re:It's called Kalocin. (Score 1) 414 414

No, I expect the state to pay for them out of general taxation. Modern strains of TB, common in South Africa and the New York prison system require a multiple month course of very nasty, old fashioned drugs. They make you feel sick as all hell, and you can't afford them anyway:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensively_drug-resistant_tuberculosis

I'm still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.

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