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Comment Re:Cool (Score 1) 363

Seriously, I am curious why Planned Parenthood clinics couldn't still stay open to provide the necessary women health services despite not being able to perform any abortions due to the stricter Texas law?

Because Texas slashed their family planning budget by two-thirds.

It is YOU that is conflating two unrelated issues to try to advance your ideology.

Comment Re:Cool (Score 1) 363

Answer me this. If Planned parenthood is much more than abortion and gets most of its revenue from other places other than abortion, then why did several Planned Parenthood clinics close when Texas' new stricter abortion laws took into effect?

Not that you give a fuck about facts or that you would allow facts to change your already-made-up-mind (else you would've taken the 30 seconds to Google the question and answer it), or that how a private organization conducts it's business is any of your business but...

The clinics didn't close because of the abortion restrictions. The clinics closed because the state cut 30 million of family planning funding from the budget.

Comment Re: Cool (Score 1) 363

Tell me that PP keeps separate books and organizations...

How about if I tell you that it's none of your fucking business how they keep their books? Where the fuck do you get off?

How about if I tell you that abortion services amount to less than two percent of their business, so how much benefit do you think they could possibly derive? Wait. You don't think. You emote.

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 1) 528

Umm, Mr. dumbass? The GP was not the one to introduce the derailing point, an AC was, and your gross generalization of how a "lefty" debates is irrational on its face.

But please, don't let facts get in the way of your self-superior feelings of whatever political leanings you identity with.

Comment Re:Editors : WTF (Score 1) 307

A /. user who actually writes an informed, op-topic comment from first-hand experience?!?!? Without snark, trolling, self-superiority or third-grade humor? What is this nonsense!

For shame, sir! For SHAME! You have renewed my faith in /., and for that cruel act I can never forgive you...

Comment Re: Feels weird agreeing with scientologists (Score 1) 265

Because doctors never fuck up, do they?

False equivalency. Of course doctors fuck up. The question is are they less likely to kill a mentally ill person during an evaluation than a LEO.

I'm no fan of cops, but when it comes to killing people who don't deserve it, they don't hold a candle to our medical professionals.

Again, false equivalency. Police don't tend to have deathly ill people as customers nearly as often as doctors, now do they?

Comment Re: but hate speech can be forbidden (Score 1) 312

Yes, it is, and everything you wrote following that just proves me right.

Umm.... everything YOU just wrote proves you to be yet another fucking AC idiot who doesn't have the balls to own up to his free speech.

Fighting Words have long been prohibited. Dressing up your fighting words in fig leaves does not change the underlying intent. Blowing dog whistles still brings the dogs. Implied calls to action ("XXX people are dogs and should be put down like dogs!!!") are still calls to action.

You are attacking the group of people who fully believe in the concept of free speech.

Help! You are oppressing me by not allowing me to attack you!

Comment Have one, love it (Score 1) 340

I use a VariDesk Pro48 and a standing mat, which my company was kind enough to spring for when I asked; the desk itself was ~$400 (Yea, I just plugged my company; they were kind enough to drop the change for a standing desk, mat, ergo chair and sitting ball simply because I asked; they've earned a plug or two). It is big enough to hold my laptop, two external monitors and a keyboard and mouse nicely.

I tend to adjust from standing to sitting 3-4 times a day. I get tired of sitting, so I stand up. I get tired of standing, so I sit down. The desk makes it really easy; it has a couple of latches on the underside that you pull up on to unlock travel, and then you adjust the desk to the height you want, and then let go of the handles. It's spring loaded so the weight on top is basically neutralized. I love the thing.

Comment Re:Doesn't disgust me (Score 1) 141

It's cute the way you image how people different than you think.

No kidding! Conservatives would never condone running such tests with atheist scientists!

Conservatives would just toss a few hamburgers into the capsule and let the homeless dive for 'em. So much cheaper!

Comment Re:Just run your own (Score 1) 147

Frankly I would be shocked if the major services (i.e. Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, etc) weren't all penetrated by by ALL of the nation-state level intelligence agencies in exactly the manner you state. Suitcases full of money to a half-dozen engineers in a couple of dozen companies amounts to a rounding-error in a black budget.

At this point, the only thing really protecting "bad guys" is the size of the ocean, not some inability to fish in it.

When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers. -- The Wall Street Journal