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Comment: Re:Who needs oil? (Score 3, Insightful) 145

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47707849) Attached to: If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

Fusion would break the stranglehold of petro-exporting countries in the Middle East as well as belligerent exporters like Russia and Iran.

Then? The Banking vampire elite will need to generate new, ethnically-rationalized hate-conflict to keep us all at each other's throats - instead of removing their boot from our collective face.

Comment: Re: Very subjective (Score 1) 374

by dgatwood (#47698807) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Your logic is flawed a bit. You can't use the existence of speech as evidence that speech is not being restrained, because you can't know what things people decided not to post because of the policy.

The reality is that not all people have shame, so some people will be blatantly mean even with a real name policy. These people are mostly trolls. The people whose comments are most likely to go against the grain in an insightful way, by contrast, are mostly the ones who would be afraid to do so under their real names, because they actually have a verbal filter, and by consequence, a personal reputation to uphold.

For example, people who work for companies would be wary of posting anything critical of their employers for fear of reprisal. However, they are also the ones who would have the most insight into what's going on.

Anonymity is the only antidote to tyranny. Anyone who says otherwise is probably a supporter of tyranny.

Comment: Re:Sad. (Score 1) 14

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47687703) Attached to: ONION: Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen

The release of the convenience store surveillance video by the Ferguson police was a remarkable accomplishment in changing the narrative by appealing to racial stereotypes centred around the young black male "thug". No matter what facts are yet to be determined, the cultural impact will be to further solidify already established divides and to ensure that attempts at dialogue are frustrated by competing and mutually exclusive world views.

The police presentation emphasized a rarely used technical term - strong-arm robbery - which predetermined how the video and select stills would be viewed. Therefore, while a dispute which clearly featured a shove occurred, the context or interpretation of this event relies on a police report written sometime after the fact (Brown is identified by name) and which cites only two witnesses, both store employees. The other witnesses seen in the video do not react in a manner which suggest a violent assault and robbery is occurring. The suspect Brown actually returns items to the store counter, as does his friend.
The items by which it is alleged he steals had fallen to the floor and Brown leans over to pick them up. It is, in other words, a strange sort of robbery. The assault is limited to a shove as the store employee tries to prevent him from the door. The police had over five days to talk to the other witnesses and establish a clearer picture of what happened. There is no indication they had done so.

I don't know what happened in that store, but a review of the surveillance video suggests that the dispute which did occur may be something a little less than what is claimed. If so, then the now ingrained image of Brown as a "thug" may not be correct. The manner of the release of the tape has encouraged both a racially biased backlash and support for the notion that the police officer involved in the later shooting was first assaulted by Brown, an element to the incident claimed only by the police.

Comment: Re:Analogous to Other Contemporary Assertions: (Score 1) 29

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47684507) Attached to: "Learn"

I'm saying that primitive ideological Manifesto were the order of the day. The mis-application of poorly understood science, history and theology in the formulation of "principles" for evaluation of society and governments flourished in Europe and America.

Marx has no more blood on his hands than Malthus. Considerably LESS blood than Cecil Rhodes... Or the Rockefeller family.

Comment: Re:Sad. (Score 1) 14

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47684469) Attached to: ONION: Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen

My musical mentor is from St Louis. He and I can't do much but look at the floor and shake our heads. "Cos we all heard the words before. They aren't less painful for that - and they haven't changed since we were children.

But it's everywhere. The refined ones - who never say these things, even in their private, inner voice - vote "for a black man", while blocking residential housing units on the other side of town. We know what you're about. You see, when you vote "for a black man" - with a certain framing - you're a racist. But people don't look to hard at themselves.

The moon may be smaller than Earth, but it's further away.