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Comment Re:Good to see someone standing up against this ju (Score 0) 217

Even if the endeavor isn't successful, imagine how scared shitless the MPAA would be if we could get guys like Ron Paul and Ron Wyden to introduce a bill that would get rid of the Mickey Mouse Protection Act or other such nonsense. Furthermore, if we can convince guys like that to vocally campaign on these issues, it would do a lot towards raising awareness.

I can just see the news report now: "Congressman Ron Paul was found dead this morning in his house in Texas. While an avid critic of the so-called Mickey Mouse Protection Act, and an avid supporter of legislation to overturn it, his body was nonetheless found among singing 128 Mickey Mouse dolls. All 128 dolls were found simultaneously singing 'It's a Small World', which was then proceeded by a maniacal laughter."

Comment Re:Isn't that anti-science? (Score 1, Funny) 1055

[climate denier mode] See! I wave it off! [whisks hand through the air *woosh!*] Off! Off! See? There, it's gone.[/climate denier mode] I only wish I was joking, but this is ultimately what evolution and climate deniers do. Once you destroy their arguments with pesky things like logic and facts, they revert to making mocking gesticulations and facial expressions. If you really keep at them, they may get violent, or at least begin to throw feces.

Comment Re:Time famine? Really??? (Score -1) 948

Oh FFS - can we please stop diluting the important words in our language? It kind of skews people's perspective of actual famine. #getoffmylawn

But, because of pirates dealing in so much stolen wares, they are handing out time famine by the bucket. If this goes on, we'll have a tsunami of time famine, whose earthquake will wreck the homes we have built.

Comment Re:So (Score -1) 775

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Atheism ultimately is the argument that "I haven't heard a sound argument for a God from anyone so I maintain the default position of nothing on the subject."

Actually, that's the agnostic position - "There's not enough data for a rational determination of the existence of God, therefore the I hold no opinion as to whether God exists or not". Atheism is a positive assertion of the non-existence of God.

Well, that's the rational definition. The kooks at American Atheists are always pissing themselves about how agnostics are just weak-willed atheists or atheists without a backbone. They play the same kind of trick that Southern Baptists do. American Atheists define anyone who does not have a positively asserted belief in God as an atheist. So, in their view, agnostics, most buddhists, daoists, and even babies are all atheists. It's just a game to make their numbers look a lot larger than they really are.

The reason I say this is like the Southern Baptist strategy is that Southern Baptists will claim in one argument that there are over 1.3 billion Christians in the world. Then, in another argument, they will say that Catholics (about 1 billion right there), Eastern Orthodox and other Eastern churches like the Nestorian and Coptic churches (assuming they've even heard of them since a lot of them don't believe in this place call "outside the USA", unless it's somewhere we bomb, but that's a part of their double-think), Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Anglicans, and just about everyone else that is not them are not really Christians. They'll claim 1.3 billion Christians in the world and then turn around and say that about 1 billion Christians (Catholics) are agents or dupes of Satan.

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 0) 443

Some say print is dead

Oh, that's very fascinating to me... I read a lot myself. Some people think I'm too intellectual, but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play racquetball.

I collect spores, molds and fungus.

Comment Re:Why don't we give the pirates a choice (Score 0) 300

Why doesn't the govt give Somalis money for acting morally? If we have to print money to reward virtue, isn't it a good thing and won't society benefit more than if we spend money on punishment, which ends up creating endless cycles of violence and repression?

You know, if you look at some of my other posts, I'm a fairly liberal live-and-let-live kind of guy. But, considering what the Somali pirates are doing, the only solution is to kill the bastards!

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