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Comment I don't think this is a good idea. (Score 1) 56

The weather/climate system is a complicated, chaotic system. If we do enact this system then what happens to the countries that go through drought/floods/ etc. due to this system? Will they be compensated? And what if that country is a heavy weight like China, or Russia? Do you think they're going to sit back whilst your magical aerosol fucks with their economies? Or would they bomb the shit out of it? The US almost certainly would.

Comment Re:Whipslash? A suggestion? (Score 2) 895

This may come as a shock to you, but we nerds have eclectic interests. Sure we love tech, but we also love science fiction and fantasy. Two subjects that crop up here a lot. Some of us enjoy sports, art, and literature, and other subjects that crop here from time to time.

And some of enjoy discussing politics. Particularly when we have, without a doubt, the worst president in history. A man who is a climate denier and anti-vax. A president who releases classified intelligence on his phone in a country club for all and sundry to see. Whose political aides are so stupid that they can't even find a damn light switch. I fear I don't have time to document this administration's mistakes as they create even bigger gaffes in the time it takes me to write this.

46% of Americans want him impeached, and it was 43% last week. Also using the term SJW marks you as a bumbling entitlement warrior bravely trying to drag the world back to an era that never existed.

Comment Re:Do the right thing - stand against Trump's bigo (Score 5, Informative) 952

From the SMH

Key phrase.

In the 40 years to 2015, not a single American was killed on US soil by citizens from any of the seven countries targeted - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - according to research by the conservative-leaning Cato Institute.

When the Cato Institute is calling you out on racist policies you know you're up shit creek.

Comment Re:NIMBY in full effect (Score 1) 445

Actually the ball is still in your court. You are trying to claim that there is a systematic effort to kill patients on organ donor lists and all you have produced is a two half baked sites that appear to run by pro-life sites that would make Terry Schiavo's relatives wince with their conspiracy mongering. The news article is from 14 years ago, couldn't find anything more relevant?

There is nothing in the site you have given that doesn't appear to be cherry-picked justifications for people's selfish, paranoia. I won't call you a denier, but I will call you a conspiracy crank. Because you'd rather believe dedicated, trained health professionals would make less of an effort to save your life due to a tick on a card.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 4, Insightful) 497

I can not even begin to tell you how dumb this idea is. Are you seriously going to haggle with the emergency staff, as they're about to treat your heart attack? What about when your s.o. finds a lump in their breasts/chest? What are you going to tell your kid, when they get lymphoma? "Sorry sweetie. You deserve the best, but we can only afford to send you to that guy that operates out of a dumpster." And what's the point of scrutinizing your medical bills when the medical insurance companies in your area are monopolies.

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