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Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 54

by BarbaraHudson (#49557623) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

A bigot is someone who treats someone else with disrespect. Saying you don't understand something, rather than throwing rocks, is a sign of respect. Discussions are better than fight-fight-fight (though sometimes it's hard to tell the difference :-)

I guess my perspective is a bit different because I know what it's like to have a fundy mind-set (after all, I was one), and I know that most of the people aren't monsters. They just believe what they've been, and I do occasionally miss the certainty) taught by people they respect.

People don't (generally) seek a religion because they want to lord it over others. They just want to do what's right. The problem arises when they classify people who don't think like they do as sinners, forgetting "for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of god."

Comment: Re:charging (Score 1) 83

by BarbaraHudson (#49556137) Attached to: Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body

i wonder how many device generations it will take before the apple watch just charges off of your body's ambient energy field.

Probably right before you die, so it can suck that last breath out of you. Then it will bring you directly to your iFuneral, since all the data about your death is already available, so no autopsy needed. People will be able to come and interact with simulations of you in your iCrypt that are generated from all the data they have on you out there. You are now an iPerson.

When your relatives tire of paying your simulacrums' upkeep, you will then be placed in the Apple Store and sold as a digital companion for $2.99.

Comment: Re:But ... (Score 1) 83

The problem here is that enforcement is haphazard. EVERYONE thinks that "just a few seconds" is okay. Bus drivers, cops, soccer moms, punks in their ricers with the coffee-can exhaust pipes ...

I can usually tell when someone ahead of me is on the phone - their car slowly drifts left.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 54

by BarbaraHudson (#49555015) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?
This is true, but if you've ever run for election, you know how hard it is to overcome inertia, even when people aren't happy. "The devil you know ..." , which too often ends up as a Darth Vader-ish " I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further " after they're elected.

Comment: Re:But aren't corporations people now? (Score 1) 54

by BarbaraHudson (#49554723) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?

When the voters go against the Constitution, they shouldn't expect to win. But then again, law is a crap-shoot. I have no problem with people raising their kids to be good members of society who are willing to work with others who they don't see 100% on all the issues, and not just sheeple.

So yes, compromise is a good thing - it tends to get people away from zealotry. I was just pointing out that the polls didn't reflect compromise. This is what people actually believe.

There are fundy christians and muslims who have no problem with same-sex marriage, just as there are catholics who use birth control.

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