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Comment Re:Banish cars from the city center (Score 1) 237

I live in the least car friendly city in Europe, a city where I would get fined if I drive from one side to the other. Yet I still need to own a car.

Not needing a car on a daily basis is quite different from a blanket ban of cars in a city, which is just out right stupid. But I see you have put as much thought into your post as the GP.

In spite of what you seem to think, the trend in many cities is to reduce and gradually remove cars from the inner city.

Comment Re:Yeah, but non-swappable battery and no stereo j (Score 0) 104

>It's probably going to be the LG G5.

That's a pretty fucking sad state of affairs. (I owned the G3 and G4...I couldn't stomach more of the same but in a clunkier package)

Do tell more. I haven't heard anything negative about the G5, but I also have not done a super-thorough research, either. Any and all accounts would be of value to me.

Comment Re:Banish cars from the city center (Score 0) 237

Sure just put endless amounts of free parking easily accessible out side your city. Then make magical transporters to get everything larger than one grocery bag home, oh and don't forget those who travel outside a city but live in them, let them pack their cars with 20 trips of public transport.

As I said, in Europe we can conceive of an existence where you don't need to hop into a car every time you have to go from point A to point B. You, obviously, can't. It's remarkable to see your mental block at work, and I hope you answer this post as well.

Comment Banish cars from the city center (Score 5, Interesting) 237

Allow service vehicles, public transportation, cabs and bicycles, and everyone will be happy.
This will be unpopular with North Americans (US and Canadians alike) who live their lives in cars, but in Europe we can conceive of an existence where you don't need to hop into a car every time you have to go from point A to point B.

Comment Re:How can they know? (Score 1) 233

How can it be determined that any given Reddit user was "toxic", when the CEO or other Reddit employees can edit the users' posts?

Basically, Reddit is so fucked...

I wonder if people really think this is limited to Reddit.
Don't they realize that any forum, comment section or social network can be edited by those who run it?

All of them allow for editing, but there is a strong implicit social contract that the content of a post cannot be edited except by the poster. It is somewhat accepted that they can be completely removed or hidden. but not "put words in their mouths", so to say.

Comment Re:So basically.... (Score 2) 150

Well, the renal failure often associated with ecstasy isn't exactly cheap on its own. Seriously, the stuff has most of the side effects of meth. Unlike weed, it is one of drugs that is most definitely worse for you than alcohol is. The argument is, do the benefits outweigh the harm. But make no mistake, only an idiot would say it's not dangerous.


Comment Re: Finally, the gloves will come off! (Score 1) 1055

Nobody is talking about banning speech. Twitter is talking about banning users who violate their rules. That's it.

Do you seriously not see how banning someone is equal to banning their speech, or are you just trolling? I hope for the latter, because the former would be straight out of 1984.

Comment Re:eating less (Score 1) 256

Hey, I have a similar, transient I hope, problem. I suddenly have heart palpitations, cravings for sweet foods, mood problems, dizziness and other symptoms of Type 2 D. but I don't have Type 2 D., just a very poorly controlled blood sugar - and it all started suddenly after a bad viral infection. I emphasize viral, because I didn't use antibiotics. Still, I guess my microbiota have suffered somehow, because in addition to the poor sugar control I also have regular stomach pain.

My doctor and I are desperately trying to diagnose what the fuck is going on, but maybe you could contribute/help by sharing more information? At least regarding the re-balancing of your microbiota - what did you do, how did you figure things are back to normal, etc.?

Comment Re:Marrakech, Morocco (Score 2) 328

The alt-right started calling moderate conservatives 'Cuckservatives', claiming that there were like the Cuckoo, sitting in the 'nest' of the Republican party and feigning conservatism to win votes, but voting for progressive policies while in office.

That's simply not true. That story is just the alt-Right trying to lie about the fact that they started on 4chan, where the word, "cuck", short for "cuckold" has been a popular insult for a while. It is a mythical origin story that was concocted long after the term "cuck" and "cuckservative" were widely used.

It' never had anything to do with a cuckoo bird. It has to do with 4chan's seemingly very intimate knowledge of p0rn videos that show black men having sex with married white women.

So really, you could say that "cuck" is a term used by men who have a fascination with black penises. I hope that clears up your confusion.

Either way, nobody in the known universe really gives a fuck.

Comment Re:What Hollande says (Score 2) 328

Coal waste is NOT more radioactive than nuclear waste. The difference is that nuclear waste is not dumped into the environment, while waste from coal burning is. Nuclear waste is stored, and storage space is limited.

This is a big red herring. The tiny amounts of radioactive pollution dumped in the atmosphere by coal plants is NOTHING compared to the hundreds of tons of heavy metals, arsenic, NOX and mercury (not counting nondescript particulates, which still cause various lung diseases). The number of premature deaths per year caused by coal-fired plants numbers hundreds of thousands. This without mentioning the thousands dying directly because of mining of the humongous amounts of coal needed by those plants. We could also talk about the gigantic scarring of the environment done by coal mining. And we could also talk about the hundreds of millions of children whose neurological development is negatively affected by the increased concentration of mercury in most foodstuffs.

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