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Comment Re:increasing divorce or honesty? (Score 1) 277

The quest giver in the MMORPG says I have to catch 10 rats in order to level up. (Or for the poor saps who work in the industry, the boss says you have to find and ban 10 exploiters before moving off front line support.)

On the plus side, we gamers never had to worry about divorce because we never even leveled up to dating.

Besides, gamers who are caught cheating can just do the repeatable flower hand in quest for slow but steady regains of partner faction.

Comment Re:Incredible (Score 1) 117

What if I was a slashdot reader who had just had a miscarriage?

Are you seriously getting offended on behalf of other people who may not even find it offensive? You know nothing bad actually happens to you when you get offended right? It's a waste of time, just move on.

Comment Re:Sounds like American textbooks (Score 1) 409

Next time an American school demands their textbooks "teach the controversy" of intelligent design or some other bullshit, we should show them this Indian textbook as an example of how doctoring our textbooks is making us look to the rest of the world.

But...but....creationism is just a lie. Where as, technically its true that meat eaters most certainly do lie, cheat and commit sex crimes, but so do vegetarians.
Just not all of them.

Comment Re:Global warming causing global cooling... (Score 0) 224

Insulted because someone doesn't believe in your version of reality... Sounds like you both believe in a religion to me. Next time you might be better off with a well reasoned response.

Atheism is no more a religion than naked is a brand of clothing.
(note the lowercase 'n' in naked)

Although the prior post was unnecessarily aggressive, it does bring up the valid point of religious belief sets, especially in the US are typically lumped in a package deal together political beliefs and a lack of trust in the world wide scientific community, typically manipulated with falsified information such as this.
I've actually had some wild unemployed troll telling me he would rather die of some dreaded but easily curable disease than accept 'faggoty european commie free health care'. ( I couldn't find the original link he sent me about oil wells magically refilling but it was a huge url with 'wall-street-journal' written near the end of it).

Does these holy books really have such a level of control over these kinds of people or is it just some innate brainwashed gullibility that they will aggressively defend?

Comment Re:Serves them right (Score 4, Informative) 578

I am not democrat, did not vote for Obama either.

Laughing about the end of these sorts of values is not hate, it is joy. Try not to cry yourself to sleep again. That was a joke by the way. In a few weeks you might even be able to laugh at it.

You don't need to fabricate things for them to be funny. Sometimes the truth is more hilarious
http://www.inquisitr.com/241677/study-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-watch-no-news-at-all/

Comment Re:Let's hear it for the beancounters (Score 1) 432

But how would you feel if you were the most successful salesman in your company, working on a 6% commission, and the boss came to you claiming he needed to pay everyone their "fair share"? Therefore, since you were the most successful, he was reducing your commission to 3% so that he could raise everyone else's to 10%? This is what a progressive tax does.

Poor analogy because it implies that rich people work proportionately harder for their extra share; but lets play with your analogy a little. Assume your average salesman earns 30k per year. Now given the statistic that US executives earn 380 times the average salary (see link at the bottom) we know that you Mr successful salesman earns.
Your example successful salesman earns a staggering 11,400,000. But he loses a horrific 3% of his income because he's so successful and suffers only taking home 11,058,000, boo-hoo his life is now ruined and now the other commie bastard employees unfairly gain 4% income now take home an extra 1200 giving a grand total of 31200. Maybe they can buy some clothes for their kids now. What kind of perverted society would do this? Luckily we live in a society where mister executive pays little to no tax and so the average wage guys have to pay a third of theirs to make it up.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/economy/ceo-pay/index.htm

Comment Re:Distinguishing conflict from disagreement (Score 1) 1152

1 John 3:15: Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.

It's pretty hard to go to war with someone if you don't hate them.

I'm glad a lot of people out there don't stay true to the word of the Bible. I for one have probably at some point made a 'your mom' joke.
In Matthew 15:4 "God says, 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.'".

Many might (and do) argue that the silence of the New Testament on the subject of war apparently rests on the assumption that the subject had been adequately treated and did not call for any addition or modification. You certainly cannot argue that the old testament takes great revelry in war and God directly orders numerous atrocities that nowadays would be considered the worst kind of war crimes.

Modern Christianity seems to be about picking and choosing which parts of the books support their own personal belief system or political agenda. You display this yourself by referencing only the New Testament. It's just that other people select different parts such as the gay haters or the pro-life terrorists.

Comment Re:A very unusual toad (Score 2, Insightful) 121

If a species has gone extinct in the wild should humans reintroduce them? I assume species go extinct because they are nonviable...who the heck are we to play God when the reintroduced species will most likely suffer and/or perish again.

They became nonviable because we destroyed their habitat. It seems strange that you consider undoing damage we have caused as somehow playing God, but not the actual acts of habitat destruction, extinction of species and land modification. What is it about Bible thumping that goes hand in hand with corporate cash flow without moral recompense?

Iphone

Submission + - Apple ordered to re-write 'inaccurate' Samsung statement (bbc.co.uk)

rainmouse writes: Apple has 48 hours to re-write a statement on its website relating to its design rights dispute with Samsung, UK judges have ruled.
Apple have asked that they be given 14 days to post the replacement — but the request was firmly denied. Lord Justice Longmore told Mr Beloff: "We are just amazed that you cannot put the right notice up at the same time as you take the other one down." One of the other judges, Sir Robin Jacob, added: "I would like to see the head of Apple [Tim Cook] make an affidavit about why that is such a technical difficulty for the Apple company."

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