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Comment: Re:Money (Score 1) 348

by meglon (#49366965) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
Any given state's constitution is subservient to the US Constitution. Period. Anyone who thinks differently is either completely ignorant, or simply a fucking idiot. The US constitution is not in place to empower the majority to be able to use tyranny of the majority to subjugate the rights of the minority; the Bill of Rights IS in place to keep that from happening. Madison always said he saw no need to enumerate a bill of rights, as he never thought citizens would sink to trying to strip others of their rights. Clearly Madison didn't foresee the complete fucking asshats that some worthless fucks would become.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 3, Informative) 348

by meglon (#49366919) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
Are you sure that's what she's remembered for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Fiorina frequently has been ranked as one of the worst CEOs of all time.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/am...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/3050209...

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com...

http://ca.complex.com/pop-cult...

Oh... and this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 2) 348

by meglon (#49366829) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
Well, that's not entirely accurate.... she can rightfully claim that she's the reason HP's stock went up: http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/0...

Personally i like this part....

"The stock is up a bit on the fact that nobody liked Carly's leadership all that much," said Robert Cihra, an analyst with Fulcrum Global Partners. "The Street had lost all faith in her and the market's hope is that anyone will be better."

Comment: Re:Don't worry, the Republicans will block this... (Score 2) 267

by meglon (#49186303) Attached to: The US's First Offshore Wind Farm Will Cut Local Power Prices By 40%

That assumes he knew about Romney and Koch, while considering Koch and Romney conservatives(not all do).

It what bizarro world are those two not conservatives?

Well, considering we have a faction in this country who would make Mussolini look like a radical leftist, i suppose it's the anti-intellectual, anti-education bizarro world we're stuck in in the US currently; Sinclair was right about the whole wrapped in a flag and carrying a bible thing.

What i find most amusing is when the idiots trot out that Lincoln was a republican, therefor all the ills of the world are because of democrats... their lack of education and common sense really divorces them from the reality that Lincoln would be considered radical left in todays politics; although to be fair, so would Reagan.... 11 tax increases, amnesty for illegals, gun control.... Reagan's damn near Marx's twin!!!111!!1.

Ultimately it's not so much a bizarro world that thinks Koch and Romney aren't conservative, it's a bunch of loud and whiny complete fucking imbeciles.... they simply yell their stupidity really loud in hopes that reality doesn't get a good enough grip on them to pull their heads out of their ass. Personally i give them a lot more credit than that... their heads are so firmly planted up their 6 that nothing will ever get them popped free.

Comment: Re:Don't worry, the Republicans will block this... (Score 5, Informative) 267

by meglon (#49178525) Attached to: The US's First Offshore Wind Farm Will Cut Local Power Prices By 40%
FYI:

Other opponents have included Senator Ted Kennedy,[57] Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, and businessman Bill Koch,[58] who has donated $1.5 million to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Wind

But after more than a dozen years, the $2.6 billion proposal remains on the drawing board, thanks in large part to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, of which Mr. Koch is chairman.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10...

Lying by omission is still lying. Just saying.

Comment: Re:Doesn't rely on carbon or oxygen? (Score 2) 69

by meglon (#49154247) Attached to: Methane-Based Life Possible On Titan
That kind of stumped me too; if it's replacing O2 with methane for respiration, that line really makes no sense. I put it down as the summary writer mistaken a phrase in the article as saying the cells were nitrogen bases, as opposed to carbon based... which isn't actually what the article says.

That said, the idea of using a different base for respiration doesn't really require much imagination. We use oxygen because that's the environment we evolved in; any life evolving in an atmosphere without oxygen will use something else. Even advanced life forms could use non-oxygen molecules for respiration, the only requirement being that whatever their circulatory system used could bind with, and carry, the molecule (making the very limiting assumption that their system would work similar to ours).

We have on our planet microbes that do not respirate oxygen, and are in fact killed by an oxygen atmosphere. Our advanced oxygen breathers are not even limited to a single carrying element. Sure, the land O2 users have iron based blood, but there is O2 "breathing" sea life that has copper based blood (and no, it's not green.... Roddenberry got that wrong), and others with a copper/vanadium hybrid based blood (which is green, but a bright yellow green).

Life will use what's available; no oxygen... probably not problem.

Comment: Re:So much for the 2nd Amendment (Score 1) 320

by meglon (#49124179) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine
from the AC:

Just how safe are rights such as gay marriage when ones explicitly protected by the US Constitution are ignored?

Because the entire point of the 2nd Amendment was to make sure the government didn't outgun the population.

For obvious fucking reasons.

Note the word "explicitly" in his comment.

my response:

Which "explicitly protected" rights have been ignored here? Please cite the exact phrase in the Constitution/Bill of Rights that mandates Fed-Ex ship his packages.

Thank you for pointing out that i am correct.

As for the Motor Carrier Act of 1935, shipping something via Fed-Ex may, or may not, be covered under that (i would make the base assumption that a package sent strictly "fed-ex ground" probably is, but that gets into a lot of details that not only am i not privy too, but i imagine could change at any given time in the shipment of any given package); it may well be covered under the umbrella of domestic air carriage. Interestingly enough, those rules don't apply to domestic air carriage because of deregulation in the past 30-40 years (i personally find that to be humorously ironic in this specific situation).

Comment: Re:So much for the 2nd Amendment (Score 0) 320

by meglon (#49122825) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine
Which "explicitly protected" rights have been ignored here? Please cite the exact phrase in the Constitution/Bill of Rights that mandates Fed-Ex ship his packages.

As for your stupidity regarding the second amendment: the second amendment was adopted to ensure that members of the state militias had weapons should they be called up.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.

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