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Comment Re:What the fsycke happened ? (Score 1) 626

How so? There's a long history of creationists wanting to suppress the teaching of evolution and science within the classroom. The Scopes Monkey trial, for example, highlights the lengths that this minority would go to (including legislating for an entire state) or otherwise attempting to mandate Intelligent Design's teaching. Surely it cannot be that unimportant, given that it required a court case to stop these people from teaching ID in the classroom.

Comment Re:You can say it all you want (Score 1) 316

I find this comment facetious. It's not like the Chinese don't value their athletes in the same way, just look at people like Yao Ming or Liu Xiang, two huge household names in China who make hundreds of millions off of sponsorships. Hell, they treat OUR NBA athletes like we do. Kobe is probably the most popular person in China. They only got more people because more people entered, and because it's very likely many more of them had the time to do this because they were unemployed.

Comment Re:Cisco vs. Wash DC? (Score 1) 284

Back in the day, and I mean way back when, work in the US government was considered a service to the country and not a means to make oneself rich.

Back then, only those who didn't need to work for a living (literally aristocrats) could participate in government. Unless you'd like to deny participation in the government to anyone who isn't already rich, there is no alternative.
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Submission + - Second Life meets Real Life Trouble

Zephida writes: "The BBC is reporting thatSecond Life is being investigated by German police following allegations that some members are trading child abuse images in the online world FTA: The investigation follows a report by a German TV news programme which uncovered the trading group and members who pay for sex with virtual children. The police are now trying to identify the Second Life members involved. Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, said it would help identify users and pass on details to prosecutors"

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