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Comment Re:Dogma, Apples, & Oranges (Score 1) 297

A 68-year-old bachelor with a net worth of U$ 40 billion isn't motivated by money; He's motivated by legacy and quite possibly a strong contrarian streak. Ellison will turn Lanai into "the first economically viable 100%-green community." if only because everyone else gives such concepts lipservice, but are too impotent to even try to bring them into reality.

Comment Re:impossible (Score 2) 297

It's not the difference between civil rights and individual rights, it's the difference between Civil Rights and Natural Rights. Natural rights are rights that exist due to the fact that you exist, they are often called "God Given Rights" by the Theists. Civil Rights on the other hand are Government Given Rights and what Government gives, tyhe Government can take away

Comment Re:Republicans should "go for it" (Score 1) 311

. These views include disbelief in climate change and skepticism science in general

Well lets see what the scientists have to say,

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- In order to separate human-caused global warming from the "noise" of purely natural climate fluctuations, temperature records must be at least 17 years long, according to climate scientists. ...
The research team is made up of Santer and Livermore colleagues Charles Doutriaux, Peter Caldwell, Peter Gleckler, Detelina Ivanova, and Karl Taylor, and includes collaborators from Remote Sensing Systems, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, the Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.K. Meteorology Office Hadley Centre, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Separating signal and noise in climate warming

so if your saying you follow the science then Dr. Ben Santer’s 17-year test: "if there is no warming for 17 years, the models are wrong." applies and there has been no statistically significant warming for 17 years and 4 months, so unless your one of the "anti-scientist" republicans, there is no climate change due to human activity.

Comment Re:India? Robots in the front line? (Score 1) 169

The Iraq-Kuwait War was in 1990, The eviction of Iraq from Kuwait was accomplished by a broad intenational coalition, the so-called second Gulf War was really a continuation of the first gulf war, but even giving you that one this past decade; I'm wondering about your plural wars. Could you be confusing the NATO action in Lybia with an American war?

Comment Re:Think of the children blah blah (Score 1) 186

Why would kids look at online porn with a computer, at their parents home with parental controls, when their smartphones have an unlimited data plan and they can watch anywhere? Kid have an inherent ability to join cliques of like minded peers, adults too for that matter, and it only takes one to say "hey check this out", and the search engine becomes irrelavent.

Comment Re:Why Harm? (Score 2) 138

Does anyone know why schizophrenia svoices always seem to try and cause harm? Why don't the voices tell you to clean your house, volunteer for something, build a house, do something good?

Because then it would be Divine revelations, well at least in modern times, in olden times Divine revelations were very sadistic and narcissistic.

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