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Comment: Nothing like a good Assange bashing (Score 5, Informative) 171

by psinet (#48578459) Attached to: Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

.....so I truly regret drawing your attention to paragraph 7 of the article:

"The idea for the statue came from Mr Dormino and Charles Glass, an American author, journalist and broadcaster. British journalist Vaughan Smith, with whom Mr Assange stayed while he was on bail in 2010, is organising the Kickstarter campaign."

Furthermore, Mr Smith added:

“If you look at the statues we do have, they’re mostly of people who've done various things during our past in conflict and killed rather a lot of people. I think it’s refreshing to have a statue that’s perhaps owned by the public a little bit more.”

Shame...........um Assange. Shame.

Comment: Magical Machine Thinking (Score 0) 564

What is wrong with these people? Are they unaware that such has been proposed time and again by past luminaries? Predicted dates come and pass and we are as yet not in any danger. This points to the fact that we have failed to comprehend the nature of both consciousness and survivalism.

These machines will not magically become ANYTHING that we do not tell them to become - including dangerous to us. The real fear is, by what date are dumb people going to THINK machines need these functions......

Comment: I smell haters..... (Score 2, Funny) 1017

by psinet (#33324050) Attached to: Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

Unfortunately Australia and his old battalion of merry men are asleep - and what with the cliff-hanger Australian Election results still undecided, every journo in Australia has their head busily up their arse searching for "meaning" in a popularity contest that is voted on by uninformed hillbilly mountain scientists. There is no meaning.

Anyhow my bet is on Assange. He has the points on the board so far, and one hell of an information gathering resource behind him. Just the 4chan crazies alone should scare anyone who wants to put a foot wrong tackling Assange. Everyone loves a hero - almost as much as they love tripping up the anti-hero.

Comment: Medical treatment = communism! (Score 1) 2044

by psinet (#31545008) Attached to: Health Care Reform

I thought Americans were already aware - providing publicly subsidized medical treatment of any kind automatically turns the patient into a communist nazi drug-zombie hell bent on feasting upon small, patriotic, human brains.

In my country, I can see any doctor, any time, including specialists, psychologists etc, for free. Totally free. Bulk billing means you never give them anything besides ID. Finally, all prescriptions cost me $5.30. For anything. Even for nicotine replacement therapy drugs.

And do you know the worst thing? Per capita, our economy is absolutely destroying the US's on almost every measure.

You guys need to invade Texas. Impliment "regime change" - knowwhatimean? Ey? Wink wink ;)

"An entire fraternity of strapping Wall-Street-bound youth. Hell - this is going to be a blood bath!" -- Post Bros. Comics

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