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Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 1352

And so you are a birther? Honestly. If anytime you don't agree with something you pull out the 'we can't be sure' card, how do you ever make it through a day. You claim an education, but as an engineer, when someone presents to you something with which you do not agree, do you hound them to prove their point and when they do, you shout 'But I could fake that!', and then ignore their point?

Just because 'you' can think of a way it could be faked, that doesn't mean it was faked. I can think of how 9/11 was an inside job, but that doesn't mean I have any delusion as to if it was or not. Imagination is not evidence of anything aside from your biases.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 1352

Can you post something that isn't a paste of you last 5 posts? Not arguing with you, just asking you to take a little more effort. "Whatever. My research shows ..." makes you sound like an ass.

And as for 'more people watching FOX so it must be better/is what most people think'; at one point in this country, most people thought blacks weren't 'really' people, or at the very least, they thought they were not as worthy as whites. Doesn't mean it was good or right, just popular.

Comment Welcome to the future. (Score 1) 794

We sent people to the moon with magnetic core memory, but we cannot build a secure system they doesn't screw up something as simple as putting a check next to someone's name. Here is an idea. If you build electronic vote machines and a bug this big comes out after voting begins, you have to close your business and stop working on electronic voting forever. How low is the bar set on electronic voting? Are they trying to be this pathetic and useless?

Google has a car that can drive itself. Arizona has voting machines that can't set a default vote state that doesn't check a candidate's name. How are we as a species still alive with this level of stupidity?

As a previous poster has said, this has to be deliberate failure. Maybe the paper ballot lobby is funding all of the electronic voting companies and paying them to screw up so badly that the public will demand dead tree ballots for the rest of human history. Meanwhile, robots and computers will drive cars, perform surgeries, and pilot our space craft, but never will we trust them to record our vote. No, that is far too complex.

Comment Re:Uh (Score 1) 725

There is also no 'right to lie and cover up war crimes and get away with it' in the US Constitution.

As Americans we have the fucking right to know that our oh so glorious leaders are covering up the wholesale slaughter of civilians. We have a right to hold our leaders and our military to a higher standard. If we had any damn idea of the atrocities being committed, in our name, so we could prosecute them; we would gain the high ground and be seen as a force of good, rather than a bunch of white guys stealing from the brown guys. As it stand now, we are not allowed to know what evils are carried out in our name, and that should make all Americans sick.

Unlike a lot of chicken hawks, some of us in the US want to know that we are trying to do things as properly as possible. If that means knowing when our soldiers or government murder innocents, then so be it.

If Americans are willing to allow our government and soldiers to hide behind some bullshit 'security' fence, then we deserve to suffer when those we have wronged retaliate.

America should be the good guy, but when we lie and hide truth, we just prove to the world that we cannot be trusted and that we are no better than the other impotent empires that have fallen before us.

Sadly a lot of people seem ok with that.

Comment Re:Dumb mom (Score 4, Insightful) 417

I hate to feed AC trolls, but please prove proof of your "Every crime ever committed against children comes from the current or ex boyfriend of some mother." claim.

I know you can't but I'm sick of the crap some people are willing to spit out. I would encourage you to also "use your freakin' brain" you moron.

Comment Re:The Mom should be in prison (Score 1) 417

So mothers shouldn't leave children with 'any' non-relative man? Please define what actions relate a man to the mother? What about a police officer, or a teacher? What if the mother was divorced and had a new husband, would that trip the magical 'he is related now' trigger and make the mother actions non-dubious?

People that live in constant fear of the rest of humanity are mocked, but when anything bad happens, people that didn't live in constant fear are mocked. You have to find some way to blame someone other than the rapist.

You sure seem keen on deeming out justice onto people.

Comment Re:What stinks about this is (Score 1) 417

You seem like a wonderful human being. A child is raped and you blame the mother.
You assume that a criminal record equals a child rapist.

From the article:
"His criminal history includes multiple convictions for theft and issuing worthless checks, as well as driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a canceled driver's license, according to court records."
So, if you ever steal something, write a bad check, drive drunk and have a canceled driver license you are also going to rape someone's kid. Gotcha, good to know.

Comment Re:Why do women live with such abusive criminals? (Score 1) 417

Maybe because he wasn't abusive to the mother and wasn't abusive to the daughter until this incident?
All we know is that he attacked and raped this girl. We don't know if he was ever violent or threatening before. We don't know if there was ever anything to indicate that maybe he couldn't be trusted with the care of a child.

Society sure is quick to condemn the mother, even though there is nothing that we know of that would have alerted the mother to this man's danger until after the rape.

Comment Re:wait, this is slashdot (Score 1) 417

Sorry, the word 'pedophilia' does in fact have a meaning. Because you are too busy with your indignant rage to accept that doesn't make the word's meaning change.
Yes, the man raped the 12 year old, but that does not make it pedophilia.

And bravo to insulting people that provided you with the meaning of the word. After all, why should we let dictionaries tell us what a word mean?

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