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Comment: Re:In the name of Allah ! (Score 1) 1350

by Citizen of Earth (#48760067) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ
Christianity has the same problem. If you haven't murdered every single homosexual you've ever encounterd, then you are disobeying the Bible. The crucial difference is that "Christians" have rejected the more barbarian aspects of their sacred and unchanging scripture (making them exactly what, I don't know) and all "Christian" states have rejected the integration of church and state. Islam is still stuck in its own Dark Ages.

Comment: Re:something new. (Score 3, Insightful) 578

by Citizen of Earth (#48725325) Attached to: What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?
The reason that languages fragmented in the past was that populations were fragmented and rarely communicated. That is not the case today. Increasingly concentrated mass media in English will cause accents and dialects of English to converge. Mind you, the root English will also evolve over hundreds and thousands of years, but eventually, everyone will speak this root English.

Comment: 2% = Bald-faced lie (Score 1) 232

by Citizen of Earth (#48723091) Attached to: Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

the world's aircraft are responsible for roughly 2.5% of global carbon dioxide emissions

All human activities contribute only 3% of global CO2 emissions; the other 97% are natural. Buried deeply in a footnote somewhere is that they are talking about *ANTHROPOGENIC* CO2 emissions which means that aviation is actually responsible for only 0.075% of global CO2 emissions. These political activists should really stop lying.

Comment: Re:I never have understood (Score 0) 265

by Citizen of Earth (#48665183) Attached to: Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

The U.S. started mortgaging its future during the Reagan era, but it was the two Bush presidencies that did the most damage.

Obama has run up more debt than all previous presidents in history COMBINED, including both Bushes, and he still has two more years to go. Do you have any criticism for him?

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen