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Comment Re:The Internet and dumb people (Score 1) 777

This shit is just so crazy. We NEED to teach critical thinking to our children.

How about something like, "Now Johnny, just because a big media company says something is false doesn't necessarily mean it's false. Look at the evidence for yourself before dismissing it, and certainly don't dismiss other people as 'crazy conspiracy theorists' just because they're considering the information too."

Comment Re:Spinning even now (Score 1) 777

Why is everyone who entertains the idea that Pizzagate is true a "psycho"? You guys should realize that you have been conditioned to dismiss people whom the mainstream media are telling you to dismiss. It's perfectly reasonable to entertain ideas, even outlandish ones, rather than dismissing them out of hand presumably because it's less mentally stressful for you to do so.

Comment Re:Translation (Score 1) 372

I'll bet you can't point to a single incident ever where it's been used to censor anti-government statements.

I certainly can. How about:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-springs-to-action-over-hate-speech-against-migrants/2016/01/06/6031218e-b315-11e5-8abc-d09392edc612_story.html?utm_term=.bd8dc4da42ab
"In a country whose Nazi past led to some of the strictest laws in the West protecting minorities from people inciting hatred, prosecutors are launching investigations into inflammatory comments as judges dole out fines, even probation time, to the worst offenders."

or...
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/08/german-couple-sentenced-migrant-critical-facebook-group/
"A German couple were taken to court and sentenced after they created a Facebook group that criticised migrants and the government's mass migration policy."

Comment Re:What about stop making stuff super thin? (Score 1) 283

They aren't that fragile. My Dad has my old iPhone 4, it's never been kept in a thick plastic or silicone case, and it still looks nearly as good as new despite now being 6 years old (and on its original battery!)

My iPhone 6 which replaced it, when it came out, has never been in a case. It rattles around in my pocket with everything else in there. It's now 2 years old and still looks practically brand new despite never having been in a case and having been dropped once or twice.

They aren't anywhere near as fragile as people think. They are actually pretty tough.

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