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Comment Re:White supremacists banned, Black ones -- protec (Score 1) 95

while protecting the Black ones?

Did you link the right story? I don't see what it had to do with Twitter.

What I linked to had to do with BLM containing Black Supremacists, bent not merely on subjugating or mocking, but outright killing Whites. That Twitter protects them is covered by TFA itself.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 471

It's sure to drop further once he repeals health care.

This is amazing. I was going to post something snarky to the effect that, had Republicans done some kind of major overhaul of national healthcare in recent years, they would've been blamed for the decline of longevity.

But reality is even stranger than what I imagined — although Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote, the Democrats blame Republicans for nation's worsening health anyway. Because of something they may do in the future!..

Now, the Anonymous Coward may have been sarcastic. But the moderators, who've elevated him to "Score: 4, Insightful" (at the time of this typing), certainly weren't...

Submission + - Student facing legal threats for publishing video of professor's anti-Trump rant (cbslocal.com)

mi writes: When the "Human Sexuality" teacher called Trump's victory "an Act of Terrorism" in classroom, a student began recording her rant. Now that he posted the video online, he is facing legal threats from the professor's union:

"This is an illegal recording without the permission of the instructor. The student will be identified and may be facing legal action.

Comment Accountability... (Score 1) 37

If we were a little more like the Chinese in dealing with our companies, you'd see less of this. Throwing an executive in general lock up has a certain pour encourager les autres effect that fining a company and letting them debate a sock party for the people responsible does not have. It's like I said after Deepwater Horizon. You really think if we left BP alone but brought the death penalty for felony murder against the executive(s) responsible for 11 oilmen dying and that much environment damage that the oil industry wouldn't stand up, sphincters puckered and be good Boy Scouts on worker safety and the environment?

Comment Re:Why are larger humans a good thing? (Score 1) 276

Yes, physical size allows for larger cranial volume which is directly linked to intelligence across all primates.

Is it? You do not cite anything to support this claim... At best, the notion is controversial...

This directly allows for greater intelligence later.

So, whales are smarter than us? Men — smarter than women?

Comment Why are larger humans a good thing? (Score 1) 276

Larger humans is a good thing

Please, elaborate — how is it a "good thing"? I'll admit, that it is nicer to be relatively tall — taller (Napoleon once said: longer) than others. But why is it desirable for humanity to raise the average height?

it indicates greater development

Are giraffes "greater developed" than humans or even gazelles?

will likely be key to our self-direct evolution as masters of both Earth and the galaxy

The key to both will be intelligence and technology. A larger personal body-size is more likely do be an impediment than advantage — you'll need bigger spaceships carrying more supplies. And to what end? To be able to take on some alien savage in hand-to-hand combat — instead of using a weapon?

The flea-bitten bastards of Pizarro conquered the Inca not because they were bigger — he was, but his crew weren't. Cortes was, apparently, shorter than Montesuma as well. But the invaders had firearms...

Submission + - Trump chooses Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, to head the EPA (theguardian.com)

Victor_0x53h writes: Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma and a sceptic of climate science, has been chosen by Donald Trump as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He is part of legal action waged by 28 states against the EPA to halt the Clean Power Plan, an effort by Barack Obama’s administration to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and has sided with Exxon Mobil in investigations by the attorneys general in Massachusetts and New York over claims that it misled investors by covering up its knowledge of climate change.

Comment So what?.. (Score 1) 276

Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s to 36 in 1,000 births today

It may be a fascinating field of study, but there are no practical conclusions to make.

What are you going to do — ban the C-sections and have these additional 6+ per mille of children die during birth (possibly taking moms with them)?

For better or worse, humans can't be treated like poodles, where those deviating from the set standards are neutered...

Comment Re:IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2 (Score 1, Offtopic) 237

IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2011 costs forced them to cut it to just low-income seniors.

No, there are no free rides. What you mean is, "Illinois decided to have taxpayers buy rides for certain people from 2008 to 2011" ... and ... "they couldn't get the taxpayers to pay even more, so they cut down the number of rides the taxpayers were buying to a more select group of those certain people."

Submission + - Shed a tear for the dying gasp of the First Amendment. (zerohedge.com) 2

flopwich writes: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and probably others have met in agreement to bar any content they deem "extremist". Of course, only the "wrong" content will be banned, and they wouldn't use Politically Correct standards to evaluate "extremism". We can probably use the founding fathers of the US as generators at this point, given their rapid spinning in their graves.

Comment Re:Inflation is tax on savings (Score 1) 254

It's the old-school definition

Which you would not cite despite an explicit request...

the definition one uses to become or remain wealthy.

Citing definitions rarely makes one wealthy. Given your cavalier attitude towards the meanings of the very words you are using, I'm beginning to doubt the value of continuing the conversation...

Which means, that whoever earned those dollars lost some of their value. Where did it go ...?

They had value only by convention and that convention changed.

That means, the money is failing in one of its primary purposes — being means of storing value.

When inflation rises, the interest rate for the best savings accounts will rise as well (ditto new CDs).

Whether you can still beat inflation or not, the point is, you are losing some of the wealth you had. The government, which spent the freshly-printed money before it loses value, gains gained what you lose — thus making it indistinguishable from tax. Whether that's good or bad, it is a form of taxation.

Your arguments make a case for it being a "good" form of taxation — you should stick to that and stop denying, that it is a tax...

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