Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

Comment Re: If race doesn't exist, how is this possible? (Score 1) 312 312

Thus showing that the definition of species is useless in any discussion about human interaction. Cro Magnon man interbred with the Neanderthals on a fairly regular basis until they died out. The Denisovians may or may not have interbred with a separate offshoot of homo erectus.

Comment Re: Who'da thunk (Score 1) 154 154

Given the existence of superpowers, nukes, the airplane, and transportation reduction in general, this is unlikely. They would however mandate that our soldiers go armed at all times while on duty, this stopping any shooting incidents before they start. Fucking Clinton. They would also mandate all non-NBC weapons be available to the common citizen. Well, maybe not FAE devices.

Comment Re: Drone It (Score 1) 843 843

Vietnam was a failure because we backed the French in the first place with no incentive on our part, thus breaking the first rule of warfare. Namely, never back the French when led by Frenchmen. Corsicans and women are acceptable. Well, that and because we allowed PR to influence the course of the entire war.

Comment Re: What are... (Score 1) 273 273

Yeah, the American Revolution was the NWO, meant to cast down the monarchies and oligharcies that were all the rage. Then of course the French had to go and fuck it all up by setting the prime example of what not to do that every manaical asshole flavor of totalitarian has been trying to top since.

Comment Re: Whats so repugnant? (Score 1) 183 183

*blinks* Where to begin. 1. there were multiple waves of human* exodus from Africa. 2. Later waves interbred with previous waves. 3. One wave, which was probably homo erectus, only interbred with the Denisovians. 4. The idea that advancement was equal is stupid. That the time period for advancement was the same (which is objectively untrue as groups living in one place would have more opportunities for advancement than nomads) has no effect on rate of advancement.

*for Genus values of human.

Comment Re: so what you're saying is (Score 1) 639 639

Calling Paul an anti-vaxxer is more than a little bit disingenuous, but then you're obviously a democrat so I suppose that's stating the obvious. Paul's position is that forcing all parents(not just parents sending their kids to public school) to get their kids vaccinated is a morally wrong use of government force. He's certainly never supported the supposition that vaccines cause autism.

Comment Re: Fabricating an assualt rifle in California... (Score 1) 391 391

It wasn't the GCA. It was an illegal(deemed passed by that pile of dogshit Rangel late at night without any actual vote count thus violating the House's own procedure) amendment to an otherwise sterling piece of legislation called FOPA.

Comment Re:Great Recession part II? (Score 2) 743 743

By the start of the crisis in 2007 Countrywide held over a 15% share of the subprime mortgage market. The thing is, they were constantly selling their loans to other people. In reality, they were probably the issuers of close to half the subprime market loans from 1994 to 2008. Countrywide was in bed with the Clinton administration They were the ones who directly pushed for the expansion of the subprime loan market. Not to mention the real estate bubble while not entirely connected to the dot-com bubble was supremely inflated as it collapsed and investors scrambled for 'safe' investments.

A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt