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Comment Re:Imagine (Score 1) 264

So, can you tell me about some similar infractions the Libs are guilty of? Have they ever suppressed the release of scientific and sociological data, or stopped it from being collected in the first place? I'd like to hear about it. Not being sarcastic.

Comment Re:Imagine (Score 5, Insightful) 264

I hear that a lot, and maybe it's true in other countries. But in Canada, yes, you do need to be specific in targeting the Conservatives.

This Conservative government is an anti-fact government. They don't like evidence getting in the way of their agenda. From this, to the abolishment of the long-form census, to firing scientists who speak out, to going ahead with their "tough-on-crime, lock-'em-all-up" strategy in the face of evidence around the world that it doesn't work. The other parties are not like this. True, the other parties sometimes have other faults, but this abhorrence of data, facts and objectivity in general is a Conservative thing.

Comment Re:Not too bright (Score 1) 201

Well, I don't disagree with anything you said. I guess anyone who looks at a recent Samsung would say they're copying Apple. But if they *had* to, they *could* work around the Apple patents. They may not, because they're trying to copy something popular and they don't want to stop because it's making them gobs of money. But I'd guess they could. otoh, Apple probably can't invent new forms of wireless technology or solid state mass storage.

Comment preaching to the choir (Score 1) 399

"I'm sure most of us looking for an HDMI cable have been in a situation where a store clerk sidles up, offers to help and points to some of the most expensive HDMI cables"

And anybody who reads slashdot pays them absolutely no mind. Whatever the situation.

I once asked one of them how upscaling on dvd players work.
Answer: "it makes the resolution look higher".
Me: "I meant *how* does it makes the... sigh. never mind."

Comment A few details (Score 4, Informative) 1855

This article's a bit heavier on details:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/reports-say-osama-bin-laden-dead-us-president-obama-to-speak-soon/article2006299/

Mr. bin Laden was killed at a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, CNN reported. A senior U.S. counterterrorism official told Associated Press Mr. bin Laden was killed in a ground operation in Pakistan, not by a Predator drone. A senior Pakistani intelligence official confirmed that he was killed in Pakistan.

Comment Re:US taxes are designed to punish the responsible (Score 4, Insightful) 642

Taxes are what the rich people pay in exchange for the poor letting them continue to be rich. Doesn't seem fair? Tough shit. Life isn't fair. Just ask that starving kid next door.

Exactly. Funny how the anti-tax people only state that life isn't fair when they're asked to feel sympathy for the kid born to poor parents, through no fault of their own. But ask them to pay taxes and all of a sudden they feel like we should be in some fairy-tale flat-tax (or no tax) world.

What I like to ask the wealthy whiners is; if you're getting treated so unfairly while these freeloading, poor, sub-human, cradle-to-grave ghetto-dwellers are living the high-life off of your tax dollars, you should be happy to trade places, right? Right?

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