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Comment Re:Not very smart (Score 1) 497

I have been very disappointed in the response of the losing side over this election. This is the kind of behavior I feared that would flare up on the other side when Trump lost the "rigged" election and the faithful rose up in revolt. It's not what I would expect from the allegedly rational side of the fence. They don't even have the excuse that Hillary egged them on.

In fact, the only excuse they could possibly make is that "this is how Trump would do it". So tell us again how you're better than he is?

People aren't rational, especially "true believers". We most certainly would have seen anti-HRC demonstrations had she won the day. I would wager that the response from Trump supporters would have been much, much worse than what we are seeing now, but that is academic.

It is only a few (hundred? thousand?) out of millions of voters being assholes. I wonder how many of them didn't bother to go vote?

Comment Re:Alternative to censoring (Score 1) 470

Outright banning them is too extreme in my opinion, in part because of the appearance of or risk of censorship.

Instead, tag the suspect stories, or all stories, with a link to lists of alternative sources, viewpoints, and fact-checking sites for the claims given.

By the way, some conservatives consider politifact.com and snopes.com to be left-leaning. Evidence of this is thin, or at least doesn't show significant bias in my inspections. (I see errors in ranking judgement more than bias.)

However, assuming it is left-leaning, where is the right's alternative?

When you are extreme right everything else leans left.

Comment Re:Yes! (Score 1) 412

I raise your Seagal for Christopher Lee, who said when asked to act out a the gasping sound from being knifed said "it's not a sound one forgets".
He was a real soldier not a weekend gun nut anarchist. He could tell you that you need a squad to get things done and that a single guy against an army is called a practice target no matter how well armed the single guy is.

That would be a neat trick, since Mr. Lee passed away last year.

Comment Re:"it was used for children's writing exercises" (Score 2) 235

How did the first self-replicating molecule originate? Know one knows, but "I don't know" is a lot better answer than "God did it".

Unfortunately many induhviduals have an almost pathological aversion to the words "I don't know". "God did it" is a nice comfortable catch-all to explain away the unknown, because the unknown is frightening to them.

Comment Re:Just inject it - Less expensive and safe (Score 1) 327

People have become so risk averse in the western world that we would rather watch someone die a slow suffocating death from an allergy than actually help the person because, "only experts can do that." We have this phobia of doing anything outside of our specialization. A phobia that is largely propagated by the "experts" of various fields to ensure their own job security and their elite status. Several of the commentators on this article need to stop whimpering in the corner, worried about the new, and instead do what it takes to help those around you. Sometimes that means working on changing the laws and changing the way we do things.

You can also thank our litigious society as well. Helping someone carries the risk of being sued these days.

Comment Re:That's bullshit (Score 1) 323

The bottom line is that the "conservatives" advocating abstinence training are actually right. The only actual way to reduce teen pregnancy is to encourage them to stop fucking so much. The birth control available to them _does not work_. They should all just screw bareback from what I can see.

Obviously we must fit all teenagers with chastity belts! By Everlast!

Comment Re:NO MONEY (Score 1) 643

I ended up married in my 40s, so I never got much of a chance to test this prediction.

Well I ended up divorced in my 40s, and I will tell you my dating life is completely non-existent. Granted I have several factors working against me that contribute heavily towards my lack of success but having a full time job, disposable income and a (new) vehicle isn't doing anything to help.

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