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Comment Re: Batteries just don't store enough energy... (Score 1) 342

On the lower-end, single prop airplanes can drop below the price of a house (~110k-200k). Any middle-upper class family could probably afford one.

Anyone who can afford to buy something as expensive as a house that is not a house is not "middle-upper class" (whatever that means). They are rich.

Your argument is like saying "you can buy a Lamborghini for the price of a house, therefore anyone with a half decent job can afford a Lamborghini". No, they can't.

Comment Re: Weighed Response (Score 1) 276

There were warehouses found with thousands of chemical weapons that still had lethal potential. The anthrax bombs that were removed would be hazardous indefinitely.

If this were true, it would imply a ludicrously bad Public Relations job by the US/coalition. Why weren't pictures of these vast stockpiles of Armageddon devices published? Couldn't the military find a few friendly TV crews to video them and broadcast to an expectant public?

The truth is that Saddm Hussein didn't have anything remotely approaching the Doomsday capability suggested by Bush and Blair prior to Gulf War2.

Comment Re:Anything the US does is suspicious (Score 1) 276

In case you forgot, the nonproliferation treaty states that aside from the "nuclear weapon states" (China, France, Russia, the US and the UK), no other nation state should receive, manufacture or acquire nuclear weaponry.

Yeah, and just look at what happened to India and Pakistan when they broke that treaty and developed nuclear weapons! Oh, wait...

Comment Re:Kinda dissagree (Score 0) 234

lately it's been games cause people to be sexists

No, I think it's more that games often crudely reflect the sexism in society, that they seldom have credible female characters, and that it wouldn't hurt to have more non-misogynist games to balance things up.

But for the gamergate types, this equates to feminists calling for all shooty games to be banned.

Comment Re: Unearned Platforms Given to Moral Guardians (Score 1) 234

One could make a case for Roosh V being a misogynist (and this coming from someone who takes him at his word that the piece he wrote about legalizing rape was supposed to be satire. It's wasn't good satire, but unless there are women coming forward to accuse him of rape, I see no reason to say he's guilty of anything but exercising his right to free speech, and I'm compelled to defend especially the ugliest of free speech on principle)

The whole "right to free speech" thing is irrelevant.

People have the right to publish works glorifying child abuse, genocide or Clippy the Office Assistant, it doesn't mean that they're exempt from debate or criticism.

If you decide to exercise your freedom of speech by saying that rape should be legalised, you can expect a strong reaction, and not just from radical feminists.

Comment Re:First they came for... (Score 1) 100

First they came for the trolls...I didn't care because I wasn't a troll. Then they came for the terrorists...I didn't care because I wasn't a terrorist. Then they came for the guys with ironic beards...and I started caring.

Trolls can be amusing, terrorists can sometimes be genuine freedom fighters. But there is never any excuse for ironic beards.

Comment Re:We are returning to the dark ages. (Score 1) 100

Tell that to the victims of abortion clinic bombings.

I can't even remember one of those happening here in Canada, and if I remember right the last one in the US happened almost 30 years ago.

Three people were killed in a shooting at an abortion clinic in Novermber 2015.

And, no, it doesn't make any difference that it's not a bombing, terrorism is terrorism.

The point is not the number of actual murders, it's more about the underlying beliefs of a significant minority of Christians and the lower level day-to-day harrassment associated with the issue.

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