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Comment: Bullcrap, hombre! (Score 1) 488

by sgt_doom (#48941601) Attached to: The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know
First, you cited the Pew Research Center, which a few years back claimed that the majority of American media was "liberal" ---HUH?????

Next you said: The biggest gap between scientists and the public came on issues that may elicit fear: the safety of genetically modified (or GMO) foods (37 percent of the public said GMOs were safe, compared to 88 percent of scientists) and the use of pesticides in agriculture (28 percent of the public said foods grown with pesticides were safe to eat, versus 68 percent of scientists).

I don't give a rat's ass, and nor should anyone capable of thinking for themselves, what Neil Degrasse-Tyson, an astrophysicist, has to say about GMOs, or anyone else except for the fellow who originally created them at Monsanto, and turned into the first whistleblower on Monsanto's GMOs, and other top-level molecular biologists, etc.

Recommended reading: Open Secret by Erin Arvedlund (she's the financial reporter who wrote the first articles (back in 2001) and the number one book onr Bernie Madoff.

excellent interview here on her Bernie Madoff reporting:

Comment: Huh???? Chipping, anyone? (Score 1) 114

by sgt_doom (#48887009) Attached to: Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products
But what about all those semiconductor chips out of China, which are part of those American drones, which allow Iran to bring them down (when they are illegally overflying their airspace)?

The socialist response to Obama's SOTU:

And the Real Obama:

Comment: Re:Please be good... (Score 2) 254

by sgt_doom (#48767205) Attached to: Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip
In reading an interview with Verhoeven about the movie, Verhoeven believed both the book and Heinlein to be pure fascist, never understanding the concept of meritocracy and citizenship responsibility RAH was pushing. Just don't think Verhoeven grasped the book, and therefore the movie was skewed accordingly.

Comment: Ditto (Score 1) 254

by sgt_doom (#48767167) Attached to: Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip
Heinlein was at his best with that story (zombies referring to the blithelessly ignorant, if I recall correctly). It was a flashback to his old self, when he was a progressive and before he became a righwing libertarian type, and Goldwater supporter.

Best time travel story I've read recently, The Revisionists, by Thomas Mullen (while comparisons are odious as Voltaire once opined, his writing style is a combination of Robert Silverberg, John Varley on his best day, and Graham Greene).

Comment: And a similar argument .... (Score 1) 720

by sgt_doom (#48543577) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?
... after having saved this law firm in Seattle, Bogle and Gates, some bucks when I was an IT contractor there, I applied for a position which opened in their tech support department. For some peculiar reason, instead of hiring me, a tried and true quantity, they opted to instead hire a woman who had been fired from two previous jobs in San Francisco --- for embezzling.

One day the partners arrived at work to find all their operating funds had disappeared, and today Bogle and Gates is no more since they dissolved the firm without any operating funds to continue on. (Maybe crooks hire crooks, after all, considering who that Gates was the grandfather to?)

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.