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Comment Re:Another Win For the Anti-Nuclear Guys (Score 1) 172

Other than your apparent lack of understanding of scale, was there a point?

A majority of Americans were affected. At the very least their television programming was interrupted for minutely updates. The 2% of Americans that lived in NYC had their normal daily routines interrupted. Flights were grounded for a few days, affecting yet more Americans.

Comment Re:Same issue with Hurricane Evacuations (Score 1) 172

Politicians don't care about a few people dying in random accidents.

They care about lots of voters being grumpy because they were told to leave and were inconvenienced by it and then it turned out there was no actual need to leave since the Hurricane wasn't as bad as predicted for their location. And that it makes them look silly to some voters.

Comment Re:Another Win For the Anti-Nuclear Guys (Score 1) 172

I know a person whose husband died in the due to the building he was in being hit by a plane and then falling down. They were certainly affected, as was the husband himself (though for a shorter time I guess).

So that's two people, there were 285 million Americans at the time, so that's 70x the number of people you claim were affected. And I'm pretty sure that one man wasn't the only person to have died in those events.

Do you really have such a terrible understanding of simple multiplication and numbers, not to mention scale.

Comment Re:What (Score 1) 207

It's the exact opposite of what the source article title says to. Just standard click bait garbage.

A number of acts all of which are not considered "workplace bullying" individually can when considered as a whole constitute "workplace bullying" is apparently the actual ruling. Which should be obvious since repetition is part of the usual bullying definition.

Comment Re:How long will the company stay up? (Score 1) 494

"Destroying" the company doesn't magically make all the assets disappear. Someone else buys all those factories. People are still going to be buying the same number of cars with or without that company existing and thus those cars will still be built. Those factories and workers will be needed by whomever takes up the slack.

Comment Re:Looks like death by being gored.. (Score 2) 160

Because no one has fallen down stairs, or been gored by a bison, or gored during the running of the balls without a camera? What evidence do you have that people think things are less dangerous with a camera?

I would expect there to be a group of people who think doing those things is worth the risk just in and of itself. Then there'd be a group of people who think the risk is worth it for some incentive (from they get a cool picture to put on facebook, being paid a million dollars, walking on a ledge to reach their stuck child, etc). There's no change in their perception of risk though, just the usual as the incentive is increased more and more people think the increasing benefit outweighs the constant risk.

Comment Re:If I had a child now (Score 1) 657

Hand it back of course - during school though. Whereas, I take it you would strip search every student just in case they have a bomb hidden in a body cavity somewhere - after all small amounts of explosives can be hidden in lots of unlikely looking places. Or do you only strip search the children who have a watch or a phone with them since only electronic devices can set off bombs...

And http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news... looks no more like a bomb trigger than my cell phone or thumb drive or laptop or calculator or lighter or a snap circuits jnr set

Comment Re:Stupid people are stupid (Score 1) 956

It's bizarre. 500 years ago they must have been taking nuclear warheads to school or something.

But we made things that actually blew up. No police were called. We just got moved to the class with "the enforcer" teacher - which involved going from the top math class to the bottom math class (since the classes were ranked by performance back then too...).

Of course the teachers could also beat you with a stick back then - that might have reduced their inclination to have others deal with the kids they didn't like.

Comment Re:Gee-zus (Score 3, Informative) 956

They are not "intermingled". The quoted reviews were all on one day in May 2015. The glowing 5-star reviews are from 2013 and earlier.

Now that could mean the "This school has done from a 10 to 1 in a matter of 9 months" comment is correct. Or maybe someone got pissed off and wrote a bunch of negative reviews all at once. I'd put my money on the second, though this news article is some evidence for the former I guess.

Comment Re:Stupid people are stupid (Score 5, Insightful) 956

Did they call the bomb squad and evacuate the school? If not, then it would seem they didn't really think it was a bomb. If they did, then wow that is terrible journalism by the author of the article.

The initial overreaction is vaguely understandable*. Especially when you take the Iriving Texas and kid with Mohamed in his name parts. The follow on is not.

He was suspended after they knew it wasn't a bomb. He is being threatened with being charged with making a hoax bomb after they clearly knew it wasn't a bomb (given the proposed charge).

* That it is, is a good indicator that the US is screwed of course, and apparently succeeding in its attempt to destroy creativity and so on. Holy crap the things we did at school less than 4 decades ago - we'd all be serving lifetime prison terms these days.

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