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Comment Re:It's just a power grab (Score 1) 51

Wait, do, do you think that an 80% failure rate is good just because there are courts with HIGHER rates?

I see you use the classic communist tactics of building up a strawman (highest rate, Breitbart, etc. none of which I mentioned) and somehow proving how smart you are by knocking it down.

Obviously, many of the courts are fucked. And the Ninth is by far and away one of the most batshit-insane groups of assholes in the nation. The fact that you stick up for them speaks volumes.

Comment Re:It's just a power grab (Score 1) 51

Oooh, beat me with a clue stick oh wise one! How kinky.

All that bullshit aside, the Supreme Court takes so few cases per year that EVERY court's number of cases appealed up is so small as to almost be negligible. The fact remains that when the Ninth Circuit's cases get to the Supremes, they're overruled in 8 out of 10 cases.

That should scare you, because how many people just plain don't have the resources to appeal a case to the Supreme Court, or how many cases are just unable to be heard by them because of time restraints?

Would you trust a police officer whose cases only made it to a jury a small number of times, but 80 percent of those times the jury found he had made a wrongful arrest? Or would you want him fired from the force?

Comment Re:It's just a power grab (Score 2) 51

They're already forming a new court to get around the more liberal ones that run out of California...

Bwahaha, you mean the fucking Ninth Circuit? The one that, on appeal to the Supreme Court, gets overturned a whopping 80 percent of the time? Yeah, I think any court with that kind of failure rate should be disbanded, as well.

There's some supreme nuttery going on out in California these days...

Comment Re:History lesson (Score 1, Troll) 333

You read a simple historical fact about Mussolini and immediately think it has some similarities to current events?

The only similarities I see between then and now is that the tools of fascism haven't changed. All you have to look at is see who is being physically violent against who to know who the good guys and the bad guys are.

But yeah, you're right. You we're just giving a "history lesson" in a thread completely unrelated to WWII-era dictators. I'd stick to that story too, if I were you.

Comment They're screwed (Score 1) 333

True satire can't exist in an environment where no one can take a joke.

Even Jerry Seinfeld realized two years ago that comedy and the perpetually offended crowd can't mix. Now think how much worse it's gotten in those two years.

Between the crazed liberal snowflakes and the persecution complex on the right, I'm surprised comedy clubs aren't looked at the same as Klan meetings by now.

People just need to relax and realize that life really isn't this serious.

Comment Re:History lesson (Score 1, Troll) 333

Good thing the fascists lost in our most recent national election.

Although it's fun watching them flame out spectacularly (no pun intended, see: Berkeley), the true fascists are still out beating innocent people up, destroying property, and otherwise using violence to shut down free speech like they always do, and that saddens me.

At least you're thinly veiling your allusions to sedition, most of your ilk aren't that smart and will find out the hard way what happens when you advocate such things.

Comment Re: Probably should have focused more (Score 4, Interesting) 319

There's no explaining this to someone who has been indoctrinated into believing they always have the "moral high ground", whether or not they actually do.

Most smart businesses will shit bricks if their CEOs, employees, representatives or anyone associated with their brand does ANYTHING, even in the slightest, to offend or otherwise piss off even small groups of their customers.

Even if a group of people only represent small portions of your customer base, a 1-3% drop in your market share can equate to a tanking stock price, boards replacing executives, layoffs/downsizing, etc. But if you piss off roughly half of the country? Well that's OK because they're deplorable and you don't want such unwashed Nazi KKK member redneck backwoods uneducated stump-jumping hillbillies giving you money anyway.

Then wonder why your customer base is steadily dropping, because those deplorable people are only a fringe minority of nutcases, right? Right?? Again, a smart business stays the fuck out of politics and tells their representatives to do the same. Notice you don't see the largest blue chip corporations playing this identity politics bullshit, at least out in the public view where everyone can see it. Do you see Verizon posting BLM nonsense? Do you see IBM letting their employees off to march against Trump? Even if those megacorps are the ones behind the scenes pulling the strings, they're smart enough to keep their fucking name off of it!

Point being, it doesn't make sense from a business perspective to get involved in this kind of public virtue signalling or identity politics. The blue chip companies understand this, the new money trash think they're invincible. Any company that does (looking at you Silly Valley), should expect their stock price to drop and people to slowly migrate away from their products. You see, most people who stop using Mozilla aren't going on Twitter or Facebook to broadcast how wonderful of a person they are because they're boycotting a product. They just silently note to themselves that this company isn't worthy of their business and they move on. When you've got large portions of the population keeping track of these things in their heads and making conscious efforts to actually use products that support their beliefs (or at the bare minimum, keep their mouth shut about what they think), you'll see the death of these companies that only cater to the virtue signalling trendy hoards on social media while paying customers look the other way.

Comment Re:This is not news (Score 1) 205

Why is it OK to ridicule anyone because of the way they're born? No one has control over becoming schizophrenic any more than they have control over their sexuality, gender, race, color, creed, or disability. While your joke is funny (I tend to enjoy off-color humor), you'd be raked across the coals if you made light of any of the other statuses besides mental illness.

Comment Re:This is not news (Score 1) 205

All sarcasm aside, I'm actually shocked we still consider anything to be mental illness anymore.

It seems like it's all been normalized so we can explain it away as "born that way", "eccentric" or "that's what their brain feels they are" so we can hand-wave anyone who seriously considers helping people that are obviously mentally ill as bigots or hate-mongers.

Eventually, I fear even the more serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, will be lumped in with the rest and we have to give them their safe space and won't be allowed to suggest they might get any kind of help.

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