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Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 557

I think compulsory voting would make room for a third party and avoid such obvious mistakes in the future.

I think if people can't be bothered to vote you don't want their vote. They clearly don't understand the importance of voting therefore likely ignorant of each candidate's policies and demonstrably incapable of making good decisions.

Comment Re:Mandate reporting when antibiotics are prescrib (Score 1) 75

...overprescribing of antibiotics by physicians, especially when a patient obviously has a virus for which an antibiotic is useless...

The reason antibiotics are prescribed in the case of viral disease is to prevent secondary infections. I'm not going to start second-guessing physicians who have extensive training in the matter.

I acquired a MRSA soft tissue infection several years ago while in my local hospital. It wasn't pleasant. Now that I'm on the "MRSA list", though, I always get a single room when I'm hospitalized, and that's pretty sweet.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 1) 560

I've been on opiates after spine surgery, I can't stand them.

I really dislike most opiates - I just don't like how I they make me feel. There's one, I think it's Demerol, that I really enjoyed. I had some left over after my pain went away and started popping them for fun. That being said, I only got those once and mostly get morphine or percocets which suppresses breathing, which I dislike. Which leads me to:

...waking up suddenly from not having my autonomous breathing working which really scares the shit out of me...

That sounds a lot like sleep apnea, which is treatable, if it persists. It really sucks, I can sympathize. I have machine that breathes for me at night. It pumps air down my gullet with positive air pressure and keeps the airways open. I wouldn't want to sleep without it. Just letting you know, maybe it's news you can use.

Comment Re:Connectivity (Score 1) 559

English is not my native language, but isn't this wrong? Shouldn't it be 'connection' instead of 'connectivity'?

I don't think it's strictly wrong, but it is an unusual phrasing. The word "connectivity" is the state of being connected. The word "connection" means there is a relationship or association between two things or ideas. Either would work, but I agree with you the phrase "some connection" would have been clearer. I don't think he intended to be that clear as that would flatly contradict his previous assertions that climate change was a hoax.

You would do well not to try to learn English from what Mr. Trump says as that could backfire bigly.

Comment Re:Do you now realize why Trump won? (Score 2, Insightful) 600

I didn't vote on Nov. 8th, because I simply couldn't back a lobbyist like Clinton.

If you can't be bothered to vote then nobody gives a shit what you think. You chose to neglect your civic responsibility by not participating in the process. So shut the fuck up if you don't like the outcome. What you think doesn't matter.

Comment Re: Mainstream media DOES invent news (Score 1) 531

Clear this up. What's the assault part ? It's unclear this isn't consensual.

It's actually very clear. You need explicit consent before touching someone's genitals. Sexual assault in the US is defined as follows. Pay particular attention to the terms "explicit consent" and "fondling".

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 108

The thing that bothers me about it is I'd really like to be able to make some of the stuff to play with...

I've seen enough "fail" videos on YouTube to know that you're likely better off not playing with fire and explosives. I also learned that jumping off the roof of buildings and shooting bottle rockets out of your rectum does not always have the outcome you may expect.

Comment Bunch of clowns (Score 4, Insightful) 50

This is the National Security Agency we're talking about. The narrative we're supposed to believe is that these are the best and brightest security professionals on the planet. All evidence suggests otherwise, with terabytes of classified information being carted out their own doors.

You'd think they would focus more on their own operational security and less on violating the civil liberties of normal, law-abiding American citizens, and yet they don't. What does that tell you.

Comment Re:So says every SJW attacking Peter Thiel (Score 1) 437

... a candidate who'd just had it revealed he has serious problems with women (to put a politically correct spin on it), who is/was telling people he wouldn't accept the results of the election if he loses...

We have a little over 318 million people in this country. If one of them is upset over the election results I'm not going to get too upset over it. I fully expect Mr. Trump to make a spectacle after he loses the election, but it's going to be funny, Comedy gold, not something to be concerned about.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 437

I don't know enough about the laws and regulations of the US to judge, but what facebook does seems close to subliminal marketing which the FCC revokes broadcast licences for.

Not sure where you got that idea. There are no rules or laws regarding sublimal messaging. At one point the FCC issued a policy statement saying the use of subliminal perception is contrary to the public interest. That's pretty far from what you are asserting.

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