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Comment: Re:Ironic (Score 1) 454

by zorg50 (#34295980) Attached to: Estonian Economist Suggests Abandoning Cash

I think carrying lots of cash is less risky than using debit or credit cards for transactions.

It seems like you lumped credit and debit cards together by the end of your argument, after admitting that you're probably not liable for more than $50 in fraudulent charges on a credit card. If you go with a decent credit card agreement, the customer's often not liable for fraudulent purchases at all. Even assuming the $50 limit you provided, how could you argue that it's better to carry a lot of cash (maximum liability: all you have) than to just carry a credit card (maximum liability: $50)?

Comment: RTFA much? (Score 5, Informative) 223

by zorg50 (#33036124) Attached to: Southwest Adds 'Mechanical Difficulties' To Act Of God List

Despite the FA headline, 'mechanical difficulties' is in fact NOT in an acts of God list. Rather, they added it to their list of 'Force Majeure' events, along with 'acts of God.' From their Contract of Carriage:

Force Majeure Event means any event outside of Carrier’s control, including, without limitation, acts of God, meteorological events, such as storms, rain, wind, fire, fog, flooding, earthquakes, haze, volcanic eruption or any other event, including, without limitation, government action, disturbances or potentially volatile international conditions, civil commotions, riots, embargoes, wars, or hostilities, whether actual, threatened, or reported, strikes, work stoppage, slowdown, lockout or any other labor related dispute involving or affecting Carrier’s service, mechanical difficulties, Air Traffic Control, the inability to obtain fuel, labor or landing facilities for the flight in question or any fact not reasonably foreseen, anticipated or predicted by Carrier.

Likewise, the body of the FA correctly states that both mechanical difficulties and acts of God are in the same list. Of course, that doesn't make for such an eye-grabbing headline...

Comment: Re:Really Now, You Can't Even Make This Stuff Up (Score 1) 206

by zorg50 (#32515396) Attached to: Stem Cell Tourists Take Costa Rica Off the Agenda
Also from "Yes to Human Cloning" on page 87:

Soon after [the cloning of Dolly the sheep], the Pope felt obliged to proclaim himself as being against cloning. Ironically, he was unaware that by saying this he was also arguing against the resurrection of Christ, since the Elohim used cloning to resurrect Jesus (see The Message Given By Extra-Terrestrials).

Priceless.

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