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Comment Re:Huh (Score 1) 67

Jan 21, 2021 headline: President Elizabeth Warren signs historic Constitutional Amendment requiring states to generate 75% of their power from renewable energy sources to qualify for any federal aid.

FTFY - With Hillary swept to the dustbin of history, Elizabeth Warren has a better shot at POTUS in 2020.

Comment Re:Wow. (Score 1) 85

I wonder if they should work with pharma and come up with some new and improved hypnotics for a Mars journey. It might makes sense to have long-haul astronauts "zoned out" for several hours per day. They could keep a patch or some kind of autoinjector connected with a drug to counter-act it in case of emergency.

Comment Re:Good Idea! (Score 1) 34

Their minidisc stuff wasn't bad in the late 1990s. It had some DRM limits if you recorded digitally, but I don't remember it being a pain and it was way better than cassette for general reliability and analog recording.

I think they managed to screw this up when MP3 came along, bringing in more DRM and limitations while trying to stay relevant.

Comment Re:Not a single time traveler? (Score 5, Informative) 1418

Then explain why there were no credible threats in the past 8 years, but plenty against Trump before he took office?

Please educate yourself. Obama had plenty of death threats and people have gone to prison for making them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_threats_against_Barack_Obama

Comment Re:Remote work is validated once again. (Score 1) 144

Clearly humans, possessing more developed language and sophisticated intellectual capabilities, have been able to develop more sophisticated social organizations than other primates.

But it doesn't stop them from displaying regressive behavior that shows pretty clearly while we've branched off into a new species we still carry a lot of primal instincts from our ancestors.

Comment Re:White Power Rangers...ASSEMBLE! (Score 1) 308

And pretend was all it was.

If you're on the public stage, it's all pretend. I've always find it interesting that people expect a politician to be the same in public as they are at home. I'm a different person on Slashdot than I am at the office than I am at home. To quote Shakespeare: "The entire world is a stage."

Democrat Senator Reid is the same way (but he is bat-shit crazy so I almost want to give him a pass.)

Reid had a valid point about Obama being biracial. If Obama's skin tone was jet black, it's very unlikely that he would have gotten elected POTUS. It's called colorism.

http://racerelations.about.com/od/understandingrac1/a/What-Is-Colorism.htm

Slave-owners were partial to light-skinned slaves because they were often family members. Slave-owners frequently forced slave women into sexual intercourse, and light-skinned offspring were the telltale signs of these sexual assaults. While slave-owners did not officially recognize their mixed-race children as blood, they gave them privileges that dark-skinned slaves did not enjoy. Accordingly, light skin came to be viewed as an asset among the slave community.

Comment Re:Down with Putin - Down with Trump (Score 1) 272

Mind you, I don't begrudge her the right to follow Chairman Mao's philosophy as she is after all a liberal democrat and that's pretty much the party line.

I supposed that Trump keeping a copy of "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler on his nightstand would mean that everyone in the Republican Party are neo-Nazis and that's the alt-right party line.

The thing is that when Trump "praises" Putin by calling him a strong leader the DNC propaganda arm of NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and The NYT all went ape shit. It's silly and stupid.

I disagree. Putin is a threat to the USA. Putin is the only person that Trump has ever respected and praise. It could be that Trump admires dictators who are able to get things done. As an old cold warrior, I find that suspicious as hell and the media isn't doing enough to expose it.

Comment Re:White Power Rangers...ASSEMBLE! (Score 1) 308

Quoting myself "Heck, the last KKK member that was in the senate was a democrat and the only reason he is out is because he died (Robert Byrd)."

Democratic Senator Robert Byrd renounced being a Klansman and became a respected member of the civil rights movement. Maybe you're thinking of former Democratic and Republican Senator Storm Thurmond who had a child with a black maid and never renounced segregation?

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