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Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 216

by skam240 (#48901653) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

It's more like us invading Iraq fostered the Islamic State. Sadam's army would have crushed the IS had they tried invading Iraq with him in power rather than running away as today's Iraqi army did. Not only that but we lost a great counter weight to Iran by taking Sadam out and set off wide spread inter-ethnic / inter-faith violence in the region which has only helped the IS advance.

All Obama did was end our misguided and arrogant attempt at nation building

Comment: Re:What are the chances those on the side of force (Score 1) 1051

by skam240 (#48638715) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Sorry for the late reply but...

A) your linked to article does not mention a single disease that can be prevented with inoculation and is thus irrelevant.
B) I'm jumping on the partisan band wagon? How is that? All I did was point out that illegal immigration was irrelevant in the context of the forced inoculation debate. I didn't even voice an oppinion on the overall subject.

You're making things up again.

Comment: Re:Extra Paycheck (Score 1) 48

by skam240 (#48633059) Attached to: Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

Just to make sure I'm following what you're getting at

Disliking a crappy book = poor reading ability?
Liking a crappy book = good reading ability?
Calling a book crappy and making fun of you for making claims that sound like they're coming from a first grader = being defensive of own reading ability?

Comment: Re:Glad you like it, please stay there. Wouldn't l (Score 3, Insightful) 330

by skam240 (#48614983) Attached to: 11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Ghiradeli hasn't been top notch for years. Our weather is most.certainly some of the best in the world. Violent crime rates are virtually identical between Texas and California (https://www.census.gov/statab/ranks/rank21.html). There hasn't been a power crisis in California for over a decade. An active night life is generally considered a virtue. Breast implant rates in the South are extremely high.

Plus if you want to play the beauty angle, we aren't nearly as fat.

It's great you have regional pride but don't be so condesending if your region can't walk your talk.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

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