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Comment Re:Charged with "making terroristic threat" (Score 1) 743

Ah, yes, the luxury of looking at things in the modern perspective without any context. Luxury, isn't it?

The "terrorist threat" law has been on the books in Texas for decades. It has zero to do with 9/11 or Muslims. But go ahead and keep your "thought crime" cozy to the makes you feel warm at night, doesn't it? Because a spam blog that helps you find lawyers is right where to go when you need information. Let me clicked on it because it was the first link on Google, wasn't it? Sad, sad, sad.

Comment Re:Adapters (Score 1) 198

Spoken like a true ignorant European. In fact, American toilet paper is top-class. Quilted, triple-ply,'s like wiping your ass with a cloud. Go to other countries and you find out real fast just how low quality T.P. gets. That's not even counting the places that put a roll on the dinner table for use as napkins.

Comment Re:Oooo! A scientology thread on Slashdot! (Score 1) 205

Are we still on the "ooh AmeriKKKa beer is shite, mate!" thing? Because that's total bullshit. AmeriKKKa has some of the best beers on the planet. Put that against that Belgian monk (Christian BAD BAD BAD) beer any day of the week in a blind test and come out a winner.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 1073

Read up, bro. "Inalienable" rights are dumb because people use them wrong, or make wrong decisions. The future is coercive paternalism, making the correct decisions for people who are too dumb to know right from wrong. The Enlightenment is on the way out. John Stuart Mill is yesterday's news. "We turn to a better approach, which is simply to save people from themselves by making certain courses of action illegal."

Comment Re:Don't believe the hysterics (Score 2, Interesting) 577

Ah, yes, credentialism. Because only people with Ph.Ds should be allowed to have opinions. That's such a great idea for a functioning representative government.

A stint working at a university cleared me from ever thinking that people with doctorates are any more qualified than anyone else. Shit, these people sent me viruses, email hoaxes, and malware worms all the time.

Comment Re:who are intelectual property laws protecting ag (Score 1, Troll) 252

Is this just a knee-jerk, canned argument that gets posted by a bot when this topic comes up? I noticed the "authentic" spelling error.

What IP was violated? Trademark, copyright, or patent? In which jurisdiction did this white male backpacker register?

Nah, let's trot out the old tired meme again. Heck, it always works!

Comment Re:Russia/USA is NOT the problem (Score 1) 72

I see this attitude ALL THE TIME and it never fails to baffle me. Because someone thinks that China is the new boogeyman, that means that China must not be hacking at all. It's all about the all-powerful US government boogeyman instead! (newsflash, Obama is the good guy, the media is on his side these days)

Comment The correct opinions, of course, are never censore (Score 2) 406

"No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?"
-- George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

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