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Comment Guns (Score 5, Informative) 337 337

I don't understand why guns always come up when non-Americans talk about America. I have lived here my entire 30 years, IN THE SOUTH, and have not seen a single gun in public except in the hands of a police officer. I own guns and most of my family do as well. But I've never seen them in public.

Comment Best comments of the day (Score 2, Insightful) 1097 1097

This is the best story of the day, comment-wise.

Hatred of conservative Texas, hatred of guns, yet still the absolute intolerance of religion and strict belief in the first amendment all combining into a cognitive dissonance (to use a favorite term around here) that must be blowing people's minds.

I love it.

Comment Re:Law enforcement doing what they should do (Score 1) 254 254

It does read as a tip or warning until you apply context; If he had inside information about a pending attack and wanted to thwart it, it's more likely he would have been alerting authorities directly.

Rather, he chose to tell the public at large in an ambiguous way using a public channel. Doing so immediately put the suspicion on him directly. And rightly so.

Even if he was "tipping" people in on an attack, his method and words of doing so makes him a casual observer when the attack does go down, amused with an "I told you so" smirk. That makes him an accessory.

Comment Constantly amazed (Score 1) 279 279

Constantly amazed at this pursuit. Maybe I'm old school or something (LOL, just turned 30.) My life is my computers, my work and my hobbies, but I have a 50mb/s connection, and a family which consumes multiple netflix/hulu/youtube streams for the entire 4 hours that we're at home in the evening and not asleep. It all works fine for us. Not saying it would for others, and I'm all about the technical aspects of it, but come on. What in the world are you trying to do? The only possible use case I could see for this is piracy.

Comment Re:One stupid question (Score 4, Informative) 88 88

How do they choose the exchange? Government property must be auctioned off to the highest bidder, otherwise they are favoring a business over others.

One of those little things that they do to maintain the appearance that they are not corrupt.

The F-15 Eagle: If it's up, we'll shoot it down. If it's down, we'll blow it up. -- A McDonnel-Douglas ad from a few years ago