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Comment: Thank Goodness (Score 2) 151

by turkeyfish (#49542225) Attached to: Yellowstone Supervolcano Even Bigger Than We Realized

Thank goodness the republicans have cut funding for projects like these out of the new NSF geosciences budget.

The last thing we need to do is learn about the risk associated with living on our planet. No doubt it will be far better if the residents of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and points east never worry about science and certainly a lot cheaper just to refer to such potential catastrophe as the "rapture". After all, who needs scientists when we have Michelle Bachmann?

Comment: Re:Seems to be OK all around then (Score 1) 605

by turkeyfish (#49533543) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

Obviously, it depends upon whose children you are talking about. The ones getting infected or the ones doing the infecting. The reality is that quarantines have long been upheld in the courts and in the area of public health as an effective means of controlling communicable disease. If people don't want their kids quarantined, they can always move to a Red State like Texas, where your kid will soon even be able to bring a handgun to class and clearly, where communicable disease will be the least of their worries.

Comment: Re:Seems to be OK all around then (Score 1) 605

by turkeyfish (#49533527) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

If a person has a religious objection to having their kids vaccinated, they can simply move to another state. As Ronald Reagan said, people should be able to vote with the feet. Besides, they will probably feel more comfortable going back in time to a Red State, where vaccinations are less and less common, except for the wealthy.

+ - Selling shares at the wrong price is fraud 1

Submitted by dfsmith
dfsmith writes: Apparently the "Flash Crash" of the stock market in May 2010 was perpetrated by a futures trader in the UK. The US Justice Department alleges that he used a "dynamic layering scheme" of large-volume sell orders to confuse other buyers, hence winning big in his futures trades. Wait a second... isn't that what traders do all the time? Why is this one different?

+ - All Your Content Will Belong to PayPal->

Submitted by Anita Hunt (lissnup)
Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Following last year's announcement from eBay,PayPal has contacted UK (maybe other) users by email, alerting them to the upcoming separation of the two companies from 1 July 2015, and drawing attention to changes in PayPal T&Cs. A new clause on Intellectual Property asserts: “When providing us with content or posting content (in each case for publication, whether on- or off-line) using the Services, you grant the PayPal Group a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights and intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and promise not to assert such rights against the PayPal Group, its sublicensees or assignees. You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe any intellectual property right: your provision of content to us, your posting of content using the Services, and the PayPal Group’s use of such content (including of works derived from it) in connection with the Services.”
Any users that don't agree are invited to close their account "without incurring any additional charges"

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Comment: Re:thank God they didn't have computers.... (Score 4, Funny) 629

You do't understand. The pick this kid posted suggested to them that he might grow up a Democrat. Soon he will be a felon and unable to vote. This is just one more aspect of many police state laws being put in place by the modern GOP and the shadow plutocrats that control it to make sure their grip on the public is complete.

One doen't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for at all the right wing conspirator wackjobs, who are so busy protesting against the evils of "liberalism" and "socialism", that they haven't even noticed the plutocrats have inserted a rubber glove so far up their backsides that when the time comes all the plutocrats will have to do is to reach in and yank their hearts out.

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.