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Comment What has this country become? (Score 1) 545

I guess once every facet of living a life is declared illegal, we need to wait around for Big Daddy Government to give us permission to do anything. Thank you Big Daddy Government for bestowing your grace upon us proles and allowing us to allow your children to walk to school. Signed Sincerely, another humble subject of the "land of the free."

Comment Men's nature is to build. (Score 1) 579

Men are the builders of civilization. We build cars, houses, machines, computers and social platforms. That's our interest, our nature, our purpose. That women have, for whatever reason, less interest in these pursuits is NOT the fault of men nor should it be our responsibility to drag 50% of women kicking and screaming into these pursuits just to satisfy the SJWs, social "engineers" and other assorted social malcontents. [br] [br] The women who are interested in these things are in these fields already. That's why these ratios are never 0/100. It does a great disservice to the women who have worked their way up in these fields to be surrounded by quota hires who are there solely by possession of a XX chromosome and it also does a disservice to the women pressured into pursing fields they find uninteresting solely to satisfy some other person's misguided "equality" crusade. [br] [br] Equality was achieved when women were able to enter these fields (in whatever number they chose). Equality is not served by FORCING everyone to comply with some arbitrary and fascist ratio.

Comment Re: Women should earn more than men. (Score 1) 98

"Actually feminism is about equality for men and women"

baaaaaaaloney. If that was the case then while women were championing the concept of DV shelters, they would have gone ahead and created shelters for men. They did not. While they were chamioning alternatives to prison sentencing for women with extenutating circumstances, they would have done the same for men. They did not. While they were holding their walks and fundraisers for breast cancer, they would have done the same for prostate cancer. They did not.

As another poster has said, the equality that feminists seek is the retention of all rights AND privileges accrued to females to date PLUS the rights tor privileges any male might have without, of course, the prerequisite responsibilities and sacrifices that men have traditionally had to make to get those rights.

Comment ugh... white knights. (Score 1) 748

" if the Internet was a dude, we'd all agree that dude has a serious problem with women. "

And? So what? Adam Savage's simple minded statement obviously assumes that no man ever could or should have a problem with the behavior of some women. And yet the feminists keep shrieking that ALL men are pigs, that ALL men are rapists or rape apologists, ALL men are oppressors.

Perhaps Adam Savage and his ilk should try meeting an actual woman once in their lives. Otherwise, his attitude reeks of naïve white knighting based on worn out codes of chivalry themselves based on nothing but a caricature of the human female as imagined by other white knights.

Furthermore, by it's own actions, Fark implicitly admits that women are weaker (and therefore unequal), needing the special protection of da menz (thereby perpetuating patriarchy) to protect their delicate eyes from seeing or reading something that might offend their delicate nature. And yet, one of these selfsame delicate creatures went to prison for killing her baby by putting it in a microwave.

Comment Re:Well... (Score 2, Insightful) 493

I posted links in another comment but my formatting was shit so I'll try again here since it pertains to your comment anyway.

It is the government itself, slashing and burning trust and faith that is doing most of the damage to vaccination programs:

The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was an infamous clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African American men who thought they were receiving free health care from the U.S. government.


Few mourn the man responsible for the slaughter of many thousands of innocent people worldwide over the years. But the operation that led to his death may yet kill hundreds of thousands more. In its zeal to identify bin Laden or his family, he CIA used a sham hepatitis B vaccination project to collect DNA in the neighborhood where he was hiding. The effort apparently failed, but the violation of trust threatens to set back global public health efforts by decades.

I'll let the rest of you decide where you think a national registry coupled with the laws of unintended consequences and human nature are bound to lead such a project.

Comment Re:Infectious diseases ... (Score 1) 493

Look, if you're a luddite and have chosen to not be vaccinated against infectious diseases, you are a public health risk.

To who? If you take care of yourself and your own then certainly not to you since you are vaccinated.

If you are un-immunized, you really have no business going into places like hospitals where you will put the lives of others at risk.

I would imagine that at some point EVERY UNvaccinated person goes into a hospital. That is were the vaccinations usually happen, right?

You want to be a plague carrier? Fine, but you can't go into public.

They recently found a couple cases of MERS in the USA. In the hospital's bureaucratic brilliance, they sent all the workers who had contact with the patient to their HOMES! Stupid is as bureaucracy does I suppose.

Diseases which had been mostly eradicated which are suddenly making a resurgence are entirely due to idiots who think the vaccine is going to give them another disease. You're entitled to your stupid beliefs, but you are not entitled to spread disease.

Overheated rhetoric. Mutant strains of many serious diseases exit because of failed application of medical science by the medical establishment itself. Greed, over use, incomplete use, substandard application, class stratification, lack of education AND, as it turns out, governmental subversion of vaccination drives for political purposes (as recently revealed that the CIA was using vaccinations as a ruse in its hunt for Bin Laden) have all conspired to render a noble idea increasingly useless.
Sure, we can put everyone in a database (yet again for yet another silly reason). And what will that serve? Nothing more than to make you a guinea pig to be injected with maybe a useful vaccine or maybe something else {see military vaccinations of soldiers, the Tuskegee experiment]. But of course, today the government would never do something so unscrupulous with its newly acquired power, right?
So, in other words, worry about yourself. If vaccinations are important to you, get them for yourself and your family but don't force your choices on others in some misguided attempt to buy yourself a little more false security. http://www.scientificamerican....

Comment Kerry, the great dissembler. (Score 3, Insightful) 261

"Let me be clear – as in the physical space, cyber security cannot come at the expense of cyber privacy."

As in the physical space? So then if "cyber privacy" = physical privacy and "cyber security" = national security then what Kerry is saying is that the US government fully intends to build a police state where every citizen is continuously monitored JUST LIKE in the government does in the cyber world. Because national security cannot come at the expense of personal physical privacy. Good to know.

"But I am serious when I tell you that we are committed to discussing it in an absolutely inclusive and transparent manner, both at home and abroad."

Well, now they are since Snowden left them no choice. Funny how they weren't quite so committed *before* they got caught with their hands in the Orwellian cookie jar. BTW - inclusive does not apparently mean "We the people." Kerry seems to be referring more to lobbyists and apparatchiks.

Comment Re:Anybody know the plate# for each scotus? (Score 2) 461

And if you think 911 calls are anonymous, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you. Clarence alluded to the fact that 911 calls aren't really anonymous but he didn't want to just come out and give up the lie. "Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority opinion, reasoned that 'a 911 call has some features that allow for identifying and tracking callers' as well as for recording their calls,"

Comment There must be a phrase for it (Score 1) 140

We are quickly leaving the era when technology actually solved real world problems and are now entering the time when new era robber barons use technology to solve the technological problems they created. There must be a phrase that describes the epoch a field reaches when it is only solving problems that it created itself.

Comment Social Justice Corporations (Score 1, Insightful) 673

Google has picked a side. Fine. I'll use my freedom of choice to choose another product. Google and its partner corporations have chosen to actively deny males from participation. I see no reason then, as a male, to actively support those corporations that promote bigotry against 50% of the population while simultaneously expecting that same 50% of the population to support their profits. I'm out and Google can go fuck itself.

Comment The devil is in the details. (Score 1) 152

In a similar vein as the "free" as in beer versus "free" as in speech colloquialism, citizens should be wary of the government's usage of "canceled" as in not going to do it versus, "canceled" as in the Total Information Awareness project where it was simply renamed and hidden.

I would bet we will see this project continue under some other name with a new and improved excuse for existing.

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