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Comment Re:What grounds? (Score 1) 973

The U.S. has been imprisoning and killing outside the law long before 2001. For example, we had concentration camps for tens of thousands innocent U.S. citizens in the 40s, we mass murdered thousands of innocent SE asians (and those were our ALLIES, not enemies!) in the 60s by deliberately killing their crops to force the survivors to move to cities under our control (and maimed hundreds more because of impurities in the defoliant used)

Comment Re:Remember when you're reading this... (Score 0) 214

That's not "climate instability", and these floods and weather have happened before where you live, again and again. Don't fall into the trap of believing climatologist nonsense, who after the facts pull out one of thousands of models and say "oh, see climate change will cause floods!" when four years ago it was "climate change will cause droughts!" And in a violent hurricane season (which has happened cyclically for millennia) they'll say "oh, climate change will cause harsher hurricanes!" utter rubbish, not climate, unscientific garbage.

Comment Re:Modern world has its priorities wrong (Score 1) 260

what's at stake with the LHC is Knowing how the universe is put together.

the Higgs boson is the capstone of the Standard Model and was proposed in 1964. If we don't find that with LHC, Standard Model fails.

The cost of all HEP ever done is negligible compared to the cost of wars to line the pockets of the elite and bailouts to prop up their failed business model.

there are other experiments on structure of universe going on beside the LHC, dark matter detection and CMB mapping too.

Comment Re:IBM made a breakthrough? (Score 1) 164

no, IBM just has some divisions that do the (very profitable) mediocre stuff. They're a business. They are still leaders in R&D in physics (solid state, quantum computing and cryptography, optics, etc.), computer hardware (disk, memory, networking, storage, systems architecture, fabrication), ... what a silly narrow point of view you must have, maybe you have an IBM managerial consultant in your cube farm?

Comment Re:Why give them the publicity (Score 1) 1128

It would not be worthless for someone who really wasn't going to be a mega-corporate bitch and was willing to be leader and work with congress to get the country going in a proper direction of real wealth production, breaking the positive feedback loop of healthcare costs, stopping wars of choice. Danger is the banking cartel or the other mega-corporations might assassinate such a person as that's probably happened a couple times already.

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