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Comment Re: That will die down (Score 1) 446

Only a racist cares about skin color, and you seem to care about the skin color of cabinet picks... just saying that by the definition of racist, you are one. You just barley managed to leave out the words "token" or "uncle tom", I could tell you were itching to say them.

Most people see beyond skin color and don't care what color someone is, just what they can do. I'm sorry you cannot join us as it's much nicer world to live in.

Comment Re:Nice trollmod, troll (Score 1) 36

Actually no. I went out and engaged in another activity other than sitting in front of my PC all day.

I didn't actually imply that I hurt your feelings. But clearly I insulted someone.

The rules changed last August for everyone, not just commercial guys.

Yeah, that's when the AMA published this information. Last August.

Comment Nice trollmod, troll (Score 1) 36

Aww, did I hurt someone's poor wittwe feewings? Probably a pilot, huh? As an AMA member in good standing who actually reads his copies of Model Aviation I know that one doesn't know what one is talking about when one claims that you have to ask permission to fly within five miles of an airport. The AMA requires members to notify an airport if they wish to operate a model above 400' AGL when within 3 miles of an airport. The law requires all UAS pilots (registered or not) to notify an airport when operating within five miles. The AMA also informed me that "most" airport addresses and contact information are available at Skyvector.com but that if you can't make contact, or if you want to establish a permanent flying location, you should contact the AMA for assistance.

If you think you may not operate a drone within five miles of an airport without permission, you are badly, sadly mistaken.

Comment Re:Obama is to blame (Score 2) 446

Murder an innocent man because you think he's middle-eastern? Clearly the fault of the VA,

It is because he couldn't get the treatment he needed. Without that he became unhinged.

I believe in personal responsibility, but I also believe that if peel cannot get the help they need society is partly to blame. You apparently feel no blame at all should fall on anyone but Trump, even though Trump didn't come into the picture until recently and the shooter has been falling for years. Yet you twist the truth to blame Trump for a tragedy much longer in the making - sick man, you are as sick as the shooter or heading that way. How long before you punch a Trump supporter because you think they are racist? How long before you yourself are gunning down those you are against?

Comment That will die down (Score -1, Troll) 446

when it has clearly devolved into one of the worst, most openly racist

With Obama out of office the racism will die down, without a part in power to fuel it for their own gain. With Trump in power the country can finally move past race again and let real healing begin.

There will be a few more incidents like these though as long as Trump Haters continue to fan the fires of race.

Comment Obama is to blame (Score 3, Informative) 446

Pretty much all Trump supporters are not racists, that is yet more Fake News meant to make people hate each other who really should not. In the face of a shooting why are you trying to make people hate others more, not less?

What triggers this shooting was a vet who couldn't get assistance from the VA. After eight years, that is on Obama - as is Obama and supporters stirring racial tension and giving focus to a violent angry drunk man.

Mathews apologized to the family's in her statement, calling Purinton's actions "senseless." She said he had a drinking problem that became worse since his father passed away in October 2015, and he'd been trying to get assistance from the VA.

Comment Re:Airspace. (Score 0) 36

As a hobbyist, you're required to get permission (good luck with that) to fly within 5 miles of any airport (including heliports and grass strips),

No. As a hobbyist, you are required to notify the airfield. You don't have to ask permission. You can send them a letter saying you're going to be flying out of a particular area frequently, too, so you don't have to notify them every time. Some airports have actually set up webpages so that you can notify them with a web form, e.g. Watsonville. I guess if you can get certification, I ought to get off my ass and get it as well.

Comment This is not really javascript's fault (Score 4, Interesting) 64

If this issue were a problem in Javascript it (or some variant) would work in a lot more browsers than just IE11.

But it's not. The bug here boils down to Microsoft adding an ActiveX call into Javascript, then that call activating some native HTML ActiveX component and using it in a super bad way.

That's not Javascript's fault, that's on Microsoft for punching such a large hole in the sandbox.

Comment Essentially they do that already (Score 1) 129

I think it should be mandatory that all college freshman students participate in one hour of basketball dunking per day.

PE is required in most schools as far as I know.

Even in college I had mandatory physical education classes I had to take. I could chose the subject but I had to take something.

I actually don't think it's bad to expose all students to coding, even those who might be bad at it - because you also never know who might be good at it or enjoy it. If it were a whole class I would say it's probably too much, but at least an hour seems fine to just expose kids to some possibilities...

Comment Re:There might be light but it is not the big pict (Score 1) 138

Remind me again, how exactly did you come to exist on this earth? Oh yeah, that's right, those darned breeders.

Yeah, and look at how badly the world needs me! Why, if they and others like them hadn't brought billions of people onto this planet (just since I was born) the world would have positively ended by now!

Granted, I wouldn't be here, but I would never have been here so consequently I wouldn't miss it. There wouldn't be an I to be upset about it. Unless you subscribe to some belief about magical sky spirits who come down and inhabit all good christian babies at the time of conception (or similar) then it's irrational to argue about policies on the basis that they would have prevented your birth unless you're really something special. Are you really something special?

Comment Re:One hour of basketball dunking per day. (Score 1) 129

Perhaps we should mandate an hour of studying the Constitution every day, for an enslaved society is still enslaved, no matter how skilled they are.

If they did that, they would just tell you what to think about it just like they did when they taught you about it the first time. You know, the constitution was all sunshine and kittens there for our benefit. Remember that? More of that won't help.

Comment Re:Why the persistent underestimation? (Score 1) 68

Some of it is just good old stubbornness (heavier than air flying machines will never be possible!) and some of it is just having to overcome the assumptions based on, let's face it, manifest destiny. We can do whatever we want to those animals, because God gave them to us, and we'll make up any excuses necessary to justify it.

Comment Re:Oh, Very Fscking Hilarious, Pai... (Score 1) 114

Bannon was just recorded on audio the other day at some meeting. The topic was Trump's clear mandate to disassemble the administrative state and gut non-statute regulations. That's the plan. They want to make sure if something's not in the statutory code it's not legally enforceable. The want to completely dismantle the Executive agencies beyond Defense, State, and DHS basically.

https://www.washingtonpost.com...

http://www.nationalreview.com/...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/...

Pai's not there to provide regulations or play games with regulations. He's there to remove them. "Improved demarcation" means in this context he wants to shrink what each one covers to the point there's obviously no overlap.

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