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Comment Re:Makes perfect sense.. (Score 1) 201

Here's the thing: There's a supply and demand problem with nutjob violent white supremacists. They're always brought up in debates like this but the supply of them is just not big enough to satisfy it. Your response is typical of course, as is being in denial about the problem in general.

Well, let's see. Here in the UK there have been two terrorist killings in the last 10 years. One was an Islamist killing and one was a white supremacist killing. In the USA there's been the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting, the Charleston church shooting, and if you count antisemitism with white supremacism you also have the US Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting and the Overland Park Jewish Community Centre shooting.

Yep, there's a supply and demand problem sure enough -- there's a massive oversupply.

Comment Re:Makes perfect sense.. (Score 2) 201

If we're going to abuse statistics, it's worth pointing out that if only 1% of Muslims support Jihadists, that's still a good 10 million people.

And if just 1% of white people are nutjob violent white supremacists, that's 10 million of them. Are those of us in the USA and Europe as suspicious of white people as we are of Muslims?

Comment Re:Makes perfect sense.. (Score 3, Insightful) 201

I'm more interested in how people who call themselves Muslim actually live their lives than whether that conforms to someone else's understanding of what true Islam is. And none of the Muslims I know seem remotely interested in killing me - some of them have had plenty of opportunity, but clearly can't be bothered. Maybe I've been lucky in the Muslims I've met, but there does seem to be quite a divergence between (your) theory and practice.

Comment Re:This must be why paternity tests are illegal (Score 5, Informative) 282

The posting was misleading. Paternity testing is not illegal in France, but it's regulated and needs either the consent of both (presumed) parents or a court order (which seems to be the same as where I am, in the UK). If there's a dispute over child support payments then a court order would be the way to go.

Comment Re:Difficulty? (Score 1) 908

My problem is with the either/or thinking. Kids either have to do what's in the algebra 2 module or have to do what's in a stats module. Presumably the world would end if a new module were developed that took stuff that's useful in real life from a whole spectrum of maths disciplines. After all, we have to keep the artificial boundaries between disciplines policed, don't we?

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