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Comment Re:Should be worried about gunfire (Score 4, Insightful) 96

anti-cop racist assholes have killed and shot over a dozen cops in the last couple weeks,

Or as conservatives would call it, "exercising Second Amendment rights to resist a tyrannical government." Well? That's what insurrectionist gun lobbyists and militias want, isn't it? If using force of arms to resist a tyrannical government doesn't involve pointing guns at people and shooting them, what does it involve?

Or is it different when Cliven Bundy types point their rifles at federal agents or illegally occupy federal buildings? Or in the case of the Timothy McVeigh types, blow them to kingdom come?

Yeah, conservatism has no bias at all. SMH.

Comment Re:Simple Algorithm (Score 2) 43

Amen, publishers are half as annoying as friends or family who post every exhale. The ones I'm thinking of have a million "friends" (read: people they met once, or their friends), have elevated visibility because one of those millions can be trolled in to liking one post or another on a consistent basis, and also use facebook to flog some idiotic business idea they have.

You cannot "unlike" them, you have no way of moderating their posts down, and often you cannot "unfriend" them without dealing with the social fallout. So you get swamped by shit you don't like, and eventually stop using facebook.

Huh? All you have to do is unfollow them.

Comment Re:Control (Score 5, Insightful) 693

I feel the same about the World Trade Organization. Why are THEY making decisions for Americans?

The WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This was an attempt to set international institutions in place to regulate international trade in order to make it easier to get trade moving. It was an attempt to provide an international framework in which countries could sort out their differences on trade matters peacefully without resorting to trade wars, protectionism, and to prevent a repeat of the same economic conditions that ultimately led to two world wars.

Does that answer your question?

Comment Re:I want an American tricycle ! (Score 1) 138

I've been cycling in traffic for 30 years and never been hit by a car once. I've cycled in Ireland and England where you have to share narrow roads with cars, buses, and 40-foot trucks. I now live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I bike to work just about every day, and the infrastructure here is far more bike-friendly than in the UK.

In the morning I ride on the expressways. Yes. Expressways. Non-cyclists think it's dangerous, but it's actually safer than regular surface streets since there's a big wide shoulder to use as a bike lane, and there's less cross traffic with no private driveways. It's also easier to get up to my cruising speed that averages 17 to 18mph, which is a lot faster than the cars stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic and going nowhere. I always make a mental note of which cars I see when I get onto the expressway because I generally get to my destination either before them or at the same time as them.

In the evening I take a longer route home which is mostly on trails and only a few miles on surface streets. The trails are like superhighways for bikes since they pass under so many of the surface streets and skip dozens of stoplights.

Cycling is perfectly safe as long as you know what you're doing. It's no more dangerous to ride a bike on a road full of cars than it is for a car to drive on a freeway full of trucks.

Comment How did this person reach such a high position? (Score 2) 244

video is "the best way to tell stories in this world"

Reading is way faster. Show me anyone who has watched a movie after reading the book and preferred the movie.

Jesus wept. Can I get a job at FB as a VP? The bar can't be very high if this is the level of intelligence required.

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