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Comment Re:Can you handle the truth? I didn't think so. (Score 2) 695

"I know liberals would be happy killing off all the conservatives."

Don't think that. There's been a lot of demonization of liberals in US conservative media, but it's all bullshit. Liberals for the most part are the same as most conservatives. They love their family, their country, humanity. The want America to be good and great. They may disagree with you on the best way to go about it.

Part of a successful democracy is the concession that no single individual is wisest in all things, that no single outlook is right for all times. Given that, those of us who value democracy should value a diversity of opinion.

Comment Re:What event? (Score 1) 526

Yeah, she's evaded the FBI and Congress because there's no there there. Congress will keep trying, but the FBI will move on. The worst confidential info "scandal" was when she gave the order to send talking points for the day in the clear because secure channels were down. Later, secure channels were brought online because they didn't do it.

This latest business, if you read down to the end of the WaPo article, says these emails seem to have been deleted during normal day to day activities and not part of any cover up.

You guys are the same guys who looked at Colin Powell's pictures of trucks leaving buildings and thought the WMD case against Saddam was open and shut.

Comment Re:One of many famous Fermi Paradox answers (Score 1) 250

It's also latched on to by those of us who worry about it. The blase attitude of people to the increasing power of our species is very scary. If anything, it's that attitude that will get us in trouble.

Nuclear war probably wont wipe us out, but we might as well be dumb beasts if that's how were going to go about it. It's certainly enough to keep us from being Galactic overlords. In 100 years will we have more powerful weapons?

Climate change won't wipe us out ... if there isn't some kind of positive feedback loop and we don't get runaway heating.

There's no telling what a super-intelligence will do (if such a thing is possible). It's not much of a stretch to imagine suicide. It may not have a survival instinct. Would it even need instincts?

Comment Re:One of many famous Fermi Paradox answers (Score 1) 250

Survived much worse than what? Humanity is continually growing in power and from time to time psychopaths will seize much of that power, or the calculations of reasonable men will fail.

Non of the disasters you mention are extinction events, but extinction events do happen, and it's not too far fetched that we may be capable of creating one, or that we soon will be capable. Or that were at the start of one already.

Comment Re:Dishonesty of liberals is sickening... (Score 1) 308

If you were face to face with Obama at a town hall and started calling him a "communist gay ni**er muslim", the crowd, liberal or not, would run you out of the building, and rightly so.

What you won't be, because this is a free country, is convicted of a crime for doing it.

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