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Comment: Re:Hillarhea! accomplishment outside who she marri (Score 0) 69

by rmdingler (#49755687) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails
Or. Bill and Hilary pulled over driving in rural Arkansas to refuel. Hillary bounded out of the car to hug the man who came out to pump her gas.

"What the heck?" asked Bill.

"Used to date him years ago," replied the Missus.

"Hmm... " he chuckled, "so if you married him, you be the wife of the owner of a service station."

"No," she replied quickly, "if I married him, he'd be the President of the United States."

Comment: Re:Such a sad low for a once great paper (Score 1) 69

by rmdingler (#49755439) Attached to: WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails
Just another tabloid rag.

How many once proud and reputable representatives of the news media have gone this route, simply because it's what drives the ratings that fill the advertising coffers?

By and large, the general public will lay out money for the Enquirer and People an order of magnitude more frequently than for a Time, Newsweek, or US News.

Comment: Re:This is good (Score 1) 1070

by rmdingler (#49731925) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour
Profiling is what we call it when it's accomplished by members of law enforcement, though truth be told, it is just how people's brains work.

We have so much information to store away, each and every second, that our organic computers need to classify and file away as much input as possible.... Quickly, even if that sacrifices some accuracy.

FWIW, your abhorrence of over-generalization is not without merit, but recognize that it occurs often without malice.

Comment: Re:America's War On Drugs is a Failure (Score 1) 110

by rmdingler (#49723149) Attached to: Silk Road's Leader Paid a Doctor To Help Keep Customers Safe

"I used to think that way, but I don't think anymore that this would be a good idea. There are certain drugs that are illegal for a damn good reason. "

That is a ridiculous thing to say. While I agree with you that Meth, for example, is a horrible drug and should be avoided, that continues to be true regardless of legality. Keeping it illegal does essentially nothing to stop people from doing it, and people who don't smoke it are very unlikely to say "Hey, I really like the way that guys teeth are rotted out! I think I'll try me some of that there Meth! if it becomes legal.

Wrong as rain, Zeke.

An acquaintance of mine, who has a past relationship with smoking the meth and the cocaine, has given everything up except cigarettes and whiskey.

He would love to give up the cigs, and live as long as possible, healthily enough to enjoy the whiskey.

Harder to Get.

Comment: Re:America's War On Drugs is a Failure (Score 1) 110

by rmdingler (#49723039) Attached to: Silk Road's Leader Paid a Doctor To Help Keep Customers Safe
Neither luck nor the law will likely often be ever in your favor.

If you're carrying substantial cash back from Vegas: a) Good for you! Most of us do not, hence the billion dollar casinos and the million dollar light bills keeping that outfit lit up at night. b) If you have enough currency on you to make a civil servant drool, do not smoke skunk weed in the car. With a tail light out. And cocaine sequestered in the spare.

I remember laughing at my girlfriend who was yelling at the television during the soaps attempting to warn a female character of some impending treachery. And then, during a random episode of Cops, I heard my mouth say (loudly), "You sir, are an example of someone who should find a vocation in a career other than crime. Forethought and caution are not your forte." Dumbass.

Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 0) 393

Sigh! It's like the somewhat competent repairman who refuses to read the instructions, as that would somehow indicate a sign of ineptitude.

How in the World could you expect the focking manufacturer might know something you don't about their product?

Obviously, this train's driver was confident he could overrule the engineers, architects, and the laws of motion.

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