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Comment Re:not flaming (Score 1) 232

This is not without precedent, it happens.

Yeah, everyone here knows that. They've known it for years. No one is arguing that. That said, I should point out that sometimes it's benign, sometimes tragic, and sometimes it's helpful. The same can be said about any medical decision, made by anyone involved, for any reason.

What you are arguing against is a parent not having a legitimate say in a childs care. Not the same thing.

But they can be the same thing! The JW bit is just really obvious, which is why you choose to focus on that.

What you really want to do is bash religious people because it makes you feel smart and important. Yes, the JW's restrictions have caused countless unnecessary child deaths. We get it. Even the parents get it. It's a shitty thing.

What you propose to prevent it, however, is far more dangerous -- and far more harmful.

But how can that be?! Let's start with the most obvious: JW's may simply opt out of the medical system completely, for fear that their children will be violated. Possibly relying on home remedies and black market medicine and medical care.

Comment Re:not flaming (Score 1) 232

No, I'm saying that you'll be less willing to blindly trust the care of your children to someone else.

See, it's really easy to make up rules that apply to others and not yourself. I seriously doubt you'd be willing to live by the same rules you're proposing if they actually affected you.

if I was a parent that I would want the absolute best for my child

Yes, yes you would. Which is *exactly* why you wouldn't want to abide by the same rules you'd impose on others!

Comment Re:TruBlood (Score 1) 232

I can't help myself but to notice the similarities between this and the fictional "TruBlood" as I'm sure everyone else will, too.

No. I didn't even know that "TruBood" was a thing until I saw it referenced endlessly in this thread. Since that strange Ann Rice movie, I just assumed that vampire related media was intended for teenage girls and middle-aged lonely women. Being neither of those two things, I never bothered.

Comment Re:Sign Language Is Obsolete (Score 2, Interesting) 79

It's a shame Obamacare doesn't address hearing aids and glasses, it would have likely gotten a lot more support.

That's funny. Not only is the deaf community a tiny minority (unlikely to have any impact at all), the issue of hearing aids is enough to divide them! If they found out you could get a cochlear implant with insurance purchased through an exchange, you'd see little other than opposition. (Yeah, they're that crazy.)

Not that they're likely to be aware of the issue, as illiteracy is so prevalent. Still, if they found out, they'd oppose it.

Comment Re:Good luck with that... (Score 0) 95

So to prove this Opus codec is the best, you link to... the website

"Prove"? He's clearly just directing readers to more information about the codec. (He mistakenly thought Slashdot users could read, research, and make their own judgments.) What better place to start than the official website?

Would you rather he linked to Wikipedia or some blog entry? Would that make you feel better? Probably not ...

"So to prove this Opus codec is the best, you link to... the website I could employ that same methodology to prove that Surface is the best tablet ever,"

Did I just blow your mind? You might not be able to handle this one:

"So to prove this Opus codec is the best, you link to... some website? I could employ that same methodology to prove that Surface is the best tablet ever,"

So what was the point of your post? To warn others that they shouldn't blindly accept everything they read on the internet? Are you going to dutifully repeat this warning every time someone offers a link?

I guess it's way easier than making useful contributions...

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