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Comment: Re:Who cares (Score 1) 150

by ShieldW0lf (#48442543) Attached to: Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Of course I can.

Marriage is about subsidizing the creation of the next generation of mankind. Used to be, if you couldn't get pregnant together, you could get an annulment, and the marriage was considered dissolved.

My position, and, in a democratic society which runs on consensus, I don't actually need to defend it, is that if you get married, and enjoy the privileged status that that entails at my expense, you OWE me several well adjusted children to carry society forward when I retire, and if you get divorced, you OWE me for all the benefits you enjoyed at my expense. If you are infertile, you can't get married. If you are too old to have children, you can't get married. Live with who you want, fuck who you want, but marriage is about families, and if you're not interested in making and raising one, then leave it to others.

Religion really doesn't have anything to do with it. Homosexual marriage is an outrageously, ridiculously irrational thing all by itself.

Comment: Re:Sounds reasonable (Score 1) 237

by Shakrai (#48439289) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

Consent was given. It was just conditional. Lying to meet those requirements is perfectly legal in the US

Are you sure about that? Here's New York State's law:

S 130.05 Sex offenses; lack of consent.
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2. Lack of consent results from:
(c) Where the offense charged is sexual abuse or forcible touching, any circumstances, in addition to forcible compulsion or incapacity to consent, in which the victim does not expressly or impliedly acquiesce in the actor's conduct; or

S 130.55 Sexual abuse in the third degree.
A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree when he or she subjects another person to sexual contact without the latter`s consent;

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 2) 302

by Shakrai (#48439035) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

You tell me how that does not constitute Soviet behavior.

Seriously? Nobody is holding a gun to your head and the EU member states are free to leave any time they wish.

Again, totally nothing factually wrong with that. If it were not for the Americans, all of Europe would either suffer under the Nazis or under the Soviets.

Really? All of Europe you say? Even Great Britain? Finland?

Are you an American? If you are I wish you'd STFU; you're making the rest of us look bad. WW2 was a team effort. Could the Allies have beaten the Germans without the Russians? Possibly; we did in WW1 after the Russians quit. The butcher's bill would have been a lot higher though. The west (particularly the United States and Canada) got off pretty easy. As far as "Europe would have been under the Soviets", that's debatable. The example of Finland suggests there are limits to how far Stalin was willing to go to gain strategic depth. Germany certainly would have gotten a much rawer deal without American involvement, though ironically enough it was the United States that originally proposed turning Germany into a pastoral state after the conflict.

Sure, if you live in Greece and need the EU to fund your pension

Yeah, well, the same problem is brewing in the United States and I haven't heard a single mainstream politician from either party come up with a proactive way of dealing with it. And guess what? There's no provision for a State to file bankruptcy like Detroit did. What happens when one of the 50 can't meet its obligations? Nobody knows but we're apt to find out in the coming decades....

Comment: Re:Who cares (Score 1) 150

by ShieldW0lf (#48438581) Attached to: Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

When they fired the guy who invented Javascript because he believes, as I do, that marriage should be between a man and a woman... yes, that was the straw that broke the camels back.

But they were involved in that Gnome Outreach Program for Women fiasco too, if you need another example, and some if not all of the SJW's who were responsible for wasting all of Gnome's resources now work at Mozilla in positions of authority.

You're welcome to try to make a case for their values being superior to mine if you like, but you'd have to be willfully blind to not know that this is happening.

Comment: Re:EU is getting too powerful (Score 2) 302

by Shakrai (#48438523) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

That's because the EU is really an economic concern trying to masquerade as a country. It originally started as the European Coal and Steel Community. It has always been about economics. A handful of rich and powerful countries benefit from a common market and currency. Countries that would probably be better off outside of the Eurozone won't leave it because the rich and powerful therein benefit. Well monied interests calling the shots is hardly a uniquely American phenomenon.

Europe won't truly unite absent some sort of external and existential threat. It took such a threat to unify the United States back in the day and the American colonies had a shared culture, language, and no history of going to war with one another. Even at that there was a rather bloody Civil War and regional tensions that still simmer to this day...

Comment: Re:In an unrelated news item... (Score 1) 302

by Shakrai (#48438479) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Who ever made that claim and how is it even relevant?

The grandparent, in the stupid pissing contest EU vs. US thread. I really hate these threads; sure, we have quarrels, but we've also got a shared history, culture, and commitment to freedom. People would do well to remember that. They might also wish to remember that countries that share our values are most definitely in the minority on planet Earth; it's really fucking stupid to root for the EU to drag the US down or vice versa.

These idiots should get a bloody passport and go visit the "other side"; you'll find we're/they're not that much different from you.

Comment: Re:Who cares (Score 0) 150

by ShieldW0lf (#48438457) Attached to: Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Query: Why is it that anyone with the word "wolf" in their name is almost guaranteed to be a pencil-dicked basement dweller who blames women for his inability to interact with them? I'm genuinely curious about this phenomenon.
 
Beats me... I'm on the 7th floor with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains, I had a beautiful woman share my bed last night, and my dick is slightly thicker than a can of Red Bull.

Query: How many times did you follow strange men into their basement and check out their dicks before you noticed a pattern?

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 302

by Shakrai (#48438431) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

The EU commision can't tell US companies to do anything but they can set conditions for allowing them to operate within the EU.

Devil's advocate, how do you stop Google from operating in the EU? Google does have a physical presence in the EU, data-centers and all that, but strictly speaking they could run the whole operation from outside the EU. What do you do then? Block them at the network edge? Hardly seems compatible with free speech.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 302

by Shakrai (#48438423) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Oh and btw, modding me a troll just because you disagree with my opinion makes you a bad mod.

The troll mods may have had something to do with these gems:

Not only that, but the EUSSR doesn't seem to understand that an American corporation has nothing to do with European communists.

They should go and re-read their history books and remember how close all of Europe was to speaking either German or Russian.

My point is that the EU is a bunch of arrogant idiots who have no business telling an American company to split up.

Comment: Who cares (Score 1, Insightful) 150

by ShieldW0lf (#48438023) Attached to: Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Maybe if they spent more time and resources on their project and less time and resources on "gender issues", they wouldn't be circling the toilet.

Their organization been corrupted at the highest levels. It's not going to be repaired. It'll just degenerate further until the project is forked or dies with a whimper.

Comment: Re:Sounds reasonable (Score 1) 237

by Shakrai (#48436557) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

"uber-feminist country?" Do you know a damn thing about Sweden or any of her neighbors? Have you ever visited or even bothered to peruse the internet on the subject of Swedish culture, customs, or her legal processes? It's awesome that you're willing to shit all over the criminal justice system of a country that I suspect you know nothing about, a country that Mr. Assange thought was just lovely until he happened to be accused of a crime by some of its citizens.

Frankly I don't know if he is a rapist or not. I do know that he's received due process of law in both Sweden and the United Kingdom and that there appears to be enough evidence to warrant a trial. I also know a thing or two about the judicial systems of the Nordic Countries; were I accused of a crime I didn't commit in one of them I would be willing to surrender myself and believe that I would receive as fair of a shake as I would get in my own country.

Comment: Re:innovation thwarted (Score 1) 132

by Shakrai (#48436395) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

If you think that crossing the street, and going into the cloud, is a rebroadcast, then you have a problem with every cloud service. If I upload a song to dropbox, then play it from the cloud, then by this definition it is a rebroadcast.

That's personal use; I do the same thing with my TiVo. What Aereo did would be analogous to you selling access to that dropbox'ed song to anyone willing to pay.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.

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