So why did you even bother clicking the link, let alone commenting?
So why did you even bother clicking the link, let alone commenting?
Well, you're right that "phobia" isn't really the best term. They're not scared, they're just assholes.
Wikipedia says "A phobia (from the Greek: ÏÏOEÎÎÏ, Phobos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is, when used in the context of clinical psychology, a type of anxiety disorder". Most homophobes aren't afraid of homosexuals, but they are disturbed by them which makes "homophobe" a perfectly fitting description.
Personally, I don't want anyone shoving their sexuality in my face, whether homo or hetero. Your sexuality is none of my fucking business and I don't want to hear about it unless you're a lesbian and I'm hitting on you; I don't want to be offensive and it would be offensive of me to knowingly hit on a lesbian.
"Bigot" might be a better term
Full Definition of BIGOT
: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
"Bigot" is a perfect description.
Why is it the bigots always refer to homosexuality as 'deviancy' and have a terrible obsession with the fucking-based aspects of it?
Because the fucking-based aspect is the only difference between a gay and a straight, and it is indeed deviant behavior. Personally, I feel sorry for gays.
There is one thing I have against gays - they usurped a perfectly good word and completely changed it's meaning, changing the meanings of hundreds of years of prose and poetry. Take that line in "Deck the Halls": "Don we now our gay apparel" doesn't refer to cross-dressing.
Considering that about 5% of the population is homosexual, "queer" (strange) is a perfectly good description and I don't understand why homosexuals are offended by it.
Calling a group "gay" when half of that group have attempted suicide is not rational. What's so happy and carefree about suicide? Suicide is a terrible thing.
Good for you. I'll now go back to watching Dr. Who via Netflix, on my Xbox 360, on my big TV screen. Oh and get off my lawn.
Not last I checked. It's controlled and can't be exported in some cases, but it's not a munition. To be an armed force, you need to actually be wielding guns, typically.
Seriously, Slashdot should... add "(Facebook warning)" in the same fashion to fb links.
Your browser doesn't show the URL of a link you hover over?
Why is the the patent license fee so low?
Low? Huh?? $280 for a twenty year monopoly, Copyright costs $35 for a lifetime monopoly (it was $20 when I registered my first copyright on computer programs that are now obsolete). I don't see how the math works with your calculations.
She got jailed for Obstruction Of Justice(aka we caught you at a dishonesty while investigating you for a non-crime).
They weren't investigating a non-crime, they were investigating her for insider trading which WAS a real crime and it SHOULD be a real crime.
Guess what, if you're being investigated for selling dope when you've never seen dope in your life, lying to the investigator is both illegal and stupid.
I can't understand why so many of you can't understand that.
It may cost more. But maybe she's also considering the principal of the matter.
That's what the GP said when he said "Sure, this one time action costs more than giving in, but it might be cheaper in the long run."
Or did you mean "principle?" If so, you didn't say what you thought you said. I'd think she was more concerned with the interest (the payback) rather than the principal (the cost).
The fed's started this high profile case against her,
The Fed's what, their greengrocer?
Even if the notes are accurate, what's with prosecuting someone for saying something incorrect?
It's a felony to lie to an investigator during an investigation, that's what. It was a stupid thing for her to do.
You are not under oath
If she were under oath it would have been perjury rather than obstruction of justice. Honestly, people, I'm neither a cop nor a lawyer an I know that. WTF?
So its ok for the feds to lie to us, for fbi to lie, for Obama to lie, its ok for all politicians to lie to everyone daily.
There's no law against lying unless you're under oath or the cops are asking questions. This isn't about right and wrong, it's about legal and illegal.
That said, Clapper should be in prison for lying to Congress under oath.
Hey feds, the sky is red. Arrest me.
If a cop asks you what color the sky is and you say that, he will.
I always had sympathy for her after her jail sentence. She went to jail for a MINOR insider trading case (where they couldn't even prove that, just obstruction of justice)
I have no sympathy for her at all. I met a woman in a bar just the other day who spent six months for obstruction of justice just like the rich bitch. Her crime? Criminal stupidity, a cop asked her name and she made one up. The dumbass had no warrants or anything, I guess she thought it was funny. If a cop asks a question, answer truthfully or STFU. Stewart begged for a prison sentence.
Yes, I did misunderstand. "Cheers" was sarcastic, I now assume... I thought the OP was saying that he got a newer phone that somewhat made it better.
I'm sorry, but I can't make heads or tails about what you just wrote. What does "You're reading in" mean? And what does his id have to do with it? Did you mean his ego?
That is because you haven't realized why a small increase in lo-jack in cars, without any increase in punishments, equates to a disproportionate decrease in car thefts. Those who are willing to commit just about any crime are more worried about getting caught at all than the punishment after getting caught. Making the punishment longer and harsher has shown to have little benefit.
Which makes perfect sense, its like the poker adage goes "If you never take a bad beat you are playing to tight", but likewise, the one thing a good player tries to avoid is going in on a likely loss....because more frequent small losses add up way bigger than bad beats. (btw, this is why playing good poker is a boring grind and most people can't hack it consistently enough and people who can rake in the money slowly over time)
Of course, I imagine it is also why most people make poor criminals too. Planning and waiting and finding the perfect opportunity are actual work and take skill....and are a lot less exciting than bluffing your jack shit offsuit because the king just dropped and he probably has the queen right?
Sure this guy is a different story but, it hardly matters, his activities could easily be curbed and better deterrents to recidivism could be given than tossing him in to socialize with other miscreants. If you don't think working every day, having his activities monitored, and seeing a good chunk of the money he has to work for, week after week, month after month wont drive the point home that he shouldn't keep tickling the dragon's balls, then why should sending him to club convict help?
The number of computer scientists in a room is inversely proportional to the number of bugs in their code.