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Comment Re: Fake News (Score 1) 226

Natural Diamonds and Artificial Diamonds are indistinguishable, except for the fact that an Artificial one is technically superior in just about every way one could judge a diamond. They are also VERY easy to produce, and in VERY large sizes that are nearly impossible to find naturally. This makes the whole Natural vs Artificial argument really stupid.

A diamond is a diamond. It takes special tools to find imperfections in the natural diamonds for even "experts" to tell the difference.

Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 1) 129

Yes, they do provide birth control. I never said they didn't. You can even get condoms there, does that mean they can claim they are a male health care provider like they claim they are a "women's healthcare provider" because they perform abortions and give out birth control?

To me, a woman's health center would be more concerned about actual health of women. Abortion is very hard on a woman's body, and there is plenty of documented studies that show this. Not that PP would ever tell you the long term risks of abortion on women.

Comment Re:Guilty, I'd say (Score 1) 59

While I agree with your conclusion, I would say that he wasn't "capable" because he was a manager, regardless of his previous status which could have been engineer. I am half convinced there is a secret to getting into management from an actual work position. Based on my own boss's progress, I am convinced that he went to an actual "Dilbert School of Management" and got his PhB degree. I turn to Dilbert every day to see what is his next plan.

Comment Re:its in public (Score 1) 123

technology gets more powerful it also gets more intrusive

Technology is invasive the moment it becomes pervasive.

You and I said the same thing. As a Libertarian, I would suggest to you a (singular) camera is invasive, but accepted. A thousand cameras owned by the state is in fact a violation of constitutional guarantees against UNREASONABLE searches. Is it really unreasonable to be free from observation in a "Free" society?

Think about it for a second, the very thing we made fun of in the USSR is happening today, and both liberals and conservatives are arguing for more of the same surveillance state.

The difference between a single picture from 1970 by my dad on a camera at Disneyland is clearly not the same thing as the government being able to watch me travel from my home to Disneyland on all the cameras lined all the way there and back. Once is inconvenience, a hundred thousand frames is observation. Somewhere along that long line, it stops being expectation of not being filmed and one of expectation of being filmed at any given moment.

Comment Re:Instrument calibration (Score 1) 291

When insturment calibration is examined, both the unadjusted and adjusted values should be available as raw and "corrected" results. When the "raw" data is discarded, there is no ability to re-examine that data, and all we are left with is the "adjusted" data that is unproven. This is scientific heresy of the greatest kind.

In other words, it isn't science if the adulterated results cannot be replicated for the original data, because it no longer exists. I mean it isn't like scientists to fudge data to get the results they were looking for ... ever. Never happens. Ever.

Comment Re: s/drug trials/climate change/g (Score 1) 291

"records" in modern human terms. But failure to mention "other" records like the hurricane lull in the Atlantic is quickly forgotten. After all, "MORE EXTREME WEATHER" should have produced more and more extreme hurricanes .... but those simply haven't appeared.

I have no doubt carbon is increasing, I have plenty of doubt that it is actually "bad" for the planet. It might be bad for humans, but I am pretty sure plants love it. More plants = more life.

Comment Re: s/drug trials/climate change/g (Score 1) 291

Unexpected extreme low temperatures = weather
Unexpected extreme high temperatures = AGW


Oh, and Failing Dam Spillways is caused by AGW, and not by the government who was supposed to be doing maintenance but failed. Yes, Gov Brown said that the failed spillway was caused by Global Warming.

And now, you know why a lot of people do not take it seriously.

Comment Re: Fake News (Score 1) 226

DeBeers has a monopoly on fiat gemstones, and not just any fiat gemstone, but only one specific kind. Let that sink in for a minute.

Once upon a time, Aluminium was considered rare and valuable. That was until someone figured a way to get the ore processed very inexpensively. Then all those fine (expensive) Aluminum dinnerware sets became almost worthless overnight. And so it will be with DeBeers, once people realize that a diamond is a diamond and you can have a custom diamond made for you very inexpensively. Then all those expensive necklaces worn by the starlets during the Oscars can be worn by anyone.

I can't wait to see all that jewelry become worth ... less.

Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 1) 129

I'll give you one example of how "marketing" doesn't equal "services". Your linked page, regarding Prenatal care, can you show me where they announce they actually provide prenatal services? The page is nothing more than a wikipedia type page on Prenatal care. I could put the same page up on a personal blog, in its entirety, and would that mean I am actually providing prenatal care? NOPE.

Thanks for trying, but you're believing the hype and not the reality.

Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 2) 129

1) Yeah, which is why I did it. Inflamatory subject using rational thought. Imagine that.

2) If you ran a Hamburger Restaurant and said that you're not a "Hamburger" place because only 33% of your business was "Hamburgers", would you be telling the truth, or telling a lie?

You sell Hamburger, fries, and a soda, and count that as 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 you'd technically be correct. But everyone in the world would understand that you're in the "hamburger" business. Right?

3) So, yeah, Abortion procedure itself is only 12%. Technically correct using the metric as applied by PP, which is VERY similar to how I explained above. How about you ask the question differently. How many people visiting PP are there to get an abortion vs "other" services they offer. BTW, those "other" services are fairly limited to .... being an abortion provider.

They claim to be "women's health" but they do not offer Prenatal anything ... except abortion. They don't offer Mammograms like they continue to claim (as in NONE). They don't do .... a whole lot of things related to "women's health". (Fact Check article is technically correct: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics)

BUT I have an idea, I've suggested a number of times. Planned Parenthood can keep all the funding it gets now, if they stop providing abortion or referrals for abortion. Lets see how much of their Business is Abortion. I'll bet it is like a Hamburger shop not being able to actually sell burgers. Just fries, cokes .... And yes, this would settle the case, once and for all. Their primary business is abortion. They can't exist without it.

Comment Re:its in public (Score 1) 123

There is an expectation that you are not being monitored by the police state, up until this point. Technology is invasive the moment it becomes pervasive. I have no ability to OPT out of state surveillance, and the state has no expectation that they can monitor me without a court order. I would consider this a violation of 4th Amendment "Unreasonable" search ....

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