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Comment Re:Black is the worst threat level...? (Score 1) 102

Black is the new Red, this is political of-course, it doesn't have any other meaning. Colour coding means something because of the colour properties (red is the most visible colour due to its wavelength and our perception of it). I guess what Obama is saying is this: the white people are scared of the blacks so much, they must perceive black as more dangerous than any other colour...

Maybe Obama is just using this to implicate that whites are "unsubstantiated or inconsequential "...per the description of the rating on the system?


Remember, it is perfectly politically correct to disparage white folks, after all they have all that 'privilege' you know....

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 258

If you don't care much about the rest of the world, why the fuck are you reading news about temperature in Kuwait in first place?

I'm browsing through the headlines on a US Centric website, and was somewhat questioning why US Centric units of measurement weren't being used, and saying I was appreciative that someone provide the translation before I had to...

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 258

Enjoy your life in the data ghetto that is the USA. If you want to talk to anyone from the other 95.6% of the world

Not having the metric system here, has never affected my life, nor anyone I know really.

And for the most part, most Americans have no contact with anyone else in the world, there's really not much need for it as that the US is pretty vast and populated enough, with many diverse regions of temperament, terrain, etc.....

So, we don't really care about what your 95.6% of the world does or thinks, as that we rarely have to interact with you, and have virtually no reason to do so in every day life.

You can get off your high horse now....we don't give a shit what you do, so, why do you get so all in a huff about what we do and what units we use?

It seems YOU have more a problem with this than we do...

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 258

Also Celsius is based on something familiar to everyone. Water boils at 100 freezes at 0, easy.

Anyone can tell you 7 is cold and 70 is hot. What does Fahrenheit relate to? Who knows?

I would venture to guess that hardly any American would know how to dress really at 7C or 70C...they are meaningless in every day use here in the US.

It depends on what you are used to and have grown up with....

I instantly know what to wear and the comfort zone of a day outside with the high at 76F. AT 76C I'd have no idea what to put on....

It isn't like when I listen to the weather forecast that I think " close is this to the freezing or boiling point of water?". You just know from years of experience and growing up with every day normal weather and activities.

And being that Slashdot is a US centric site...most of us here are used to getting our stores with the units of measure we're used to dealing with here, and not having to stop, hit google and find a conversion site....

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 1) 258

I hope you realize that 129.2F means absolutely nothing to the majority of the world. ;)

I don't really care much about the rest of the world, as far as common every day things like watching the morning news for the weather to see the temperature, etc...and know how to dress, I have little to no contact with folks outside the US.

And since Slashdot is a US centric site...most things are (and should be) in the units of measurement we are all used to.

Comment What the hell, Assange? (Score 1) 759

I just don't get why Assange and his Wikileaks participated in this. It does not help his side in any way, and in fact the emails are very damaging. They reveal that the Democrats planned violent anti-Trump protests. Signs were pre-printed and shipped to paid shills who acted as protesters. They told the media to stop reporting stories. They rigged the primaries to screw over Sanders. Assange revealing this kind of thing just plays into the hands of the enemies. Has he gone crazy in that embassy? I just can't figure out why he would deliberately harm his own side like this. He's really the one to blame here, not Russia.

Comment Re:A journalist does not know what is going on? (Score 0) 314

It wasn't a problem as long as it was happening to the little people. It happens to an elite personally? BIG PROBLEM. Elites have nothing but contempt and hate for ordinary Americans so why should they give a shit if we're being illegally searched? We can't even be trusted to vote correctly so we totally deserve anything horrible that happens to us.

Comment Re:I know where I stand (Score 1) 380

Leave people alone? Are you delusional? Liberals believe in the power of government to affect people's lives. They want you to have a "relationship with your government", like it's a girlfriend or something. They expand, expand, expand the power of government because they believe it to be positive and NOT subject to corruption or any of those yucky things. If We The People were left to our own choices, we'd just choose wrong! Look at Brexit! The people were presented with a clearly correct choice and a clearly wrong choice, and they screwed it up! How can you trust people like that?

In reality, giving the government more and more power just leads to corruption. Example #1: Hillary Clinton, and we need look no further. Clearly corrupt, clearly belongs in prison, the evidence is overwhelming. She cuts a deal with the Attorney General to keep her on after she's elected and the charges go away, POOF!

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