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Comment Re:I'm an immigrant (Score 1) 847

Citation needed. He has ONLY expressed that he doesn't want ILLEGAL immigrants here. You know, people who break the law?

He has expressed that he wants to limit immigration of Muslims or anyone from "any nation that has been compromised by terrorism":
link

You really believe the following direct quote isn't racist?

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Comment Re:Non Partisan my Ass (Score 2) 629

That, and:

The association is generally recognized as politically conservative or ultra-conservative, and its publication advocates a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there are links between autism and vaccinations

Now that's just scary!

Comment Nothing of Interest (Score 1) 629

From the Wikipedia article on the AAPS:

The association is generally recognized as politically conservative or ultra-conservative, and its publication advocates a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there are links between autism and vaccinations.

Nothing to see here but a bunch of nutcases. If I found out my doctor was a member of the AAPS, I'd be looking for a new doctor.

Comment Re:People's instincts are correct (Score 1) 367

Do you have anything more than pointless rhetoric and tired similes to argue your point?

You have no idea how much knowledge anyone here has on this subject, yet you continue to make the baseless claim that we don't have the knowledge and/or wisdom.

You cannot use the fact that someone disagree with you to conclude that they are wrong. If you can't see that most elementary piece of logic, you really need to stop talking.

Oh, nevermind...I just skimmed over your posting history. Don't bother responding.

Comment Re:People's instincts are correct (Score 1) 367

So do you have evidence of any of your claims, or are you just spreading alarmist BS because you think it makes you look intelligent

What cautionary tales are you talking about? By and large, our work so far in genetic engineering has been massively successful.

We won't know if we have the wisdom and knowledge to be editing our genome until we try.

What do you think is going to happen that is so worrysome?

Comment Re:AWS Sucks (Score 1) 75

AWS sucks because it's impossible to know what you need to buy and how much you're going to get billed.

I take it you haven't seen their cost calculator?

https://calculator.s3.amazonaw...

Plug in the services you are using, # of instances, storage, etc and it spits out a fairly detailed estimate of your monthly costs.

Comment Re:Communications is aiding terror? (Score 1) 204

You may be too young to remember, but this was frequently an argument over Usenet censorship during early-to-mid 1990ies — that by censoring some posts an ISP may lose their Common Carrier status and have to sensor all posts from then on.

You may be too old to remember, but ISP's were dragged kicking and screaming into being classified as Common Carriers just last year. The FCC forced this status upon them in order to enact net neutrality rules. I'd give you a link, but you helpfully already did...see the last sentence under "Telecommunications".

In the early to mid 1990ies, ISP's most certainly did not have common carrier status.

Comment Re:History repeats itself (Score 1) 387

"There is only one universe" - sounds like theological clam. And just as unconfirmed ad multiverses.
"Time is real" - Einstein might disagree. Time is the imaginary part in the complex equations of space-time.
"Math is selectively real" - Only f the reality is defined by the capabilities of our brains and our technologies,

"There is only one universe" - We know there is one universe. From what I've seen, multiverse theory is not falsifiable. This makes it bad science.
"Time is real" - Einstein would not disagree. Yes, it is the imaginary part of complex equations, that does not make it unreal. Your suggestion is is just conflating different meanings of the term "real", and you know that.
"Math is selectively real - Only f the reality is defined by the capabilities of our brains and our technologies" - I have no idea what you mean by this. If you are arguing for Platonism, you'll need to provide a better argument.

Comment Re:Major Colvin (Score 1) 983

Regan declared The War On Drugs and, unsurprisingly, people started acting like warriors.

I have a feeling this situation is going to spiral out of control pretty quickly.

Regan declared the war on drugs in 1982. The term "war on drugs" was first coined by Nixon in 1971.

That's a strange definition of "pretty quickly"

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