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Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 84

The guns did nothing.

As a gun owner for 35 years, I can tell you that if it's loaded and you pull the trigger, a gun will do something.

Those 25k+ people who commit suicide every year while pointing a gun at themselves and pulling the trigger could not have committed suicide by putting a finger to their temple and shouting BANG!

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 84

He's adding in all accidental gun deaths and suicides, which are overwhelmingly done using guns because it's fast and (presumed) less painful.

I cited the number as "Americans killing Americans with guns". Why wouldn't you include suicides in that?

The point is, ISIS is one of the least dangerous things in the United States. More people die from toenail fungus than by ISIS. You're TEN TIMES more likely to die while on a luxury cruise than you are from ISIS.

Comment Re: Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 84

For instance, you and your ability to spew vile bullshit endlessly, about how horrible your country is, while you rape it of it's fruits bought by the sacrifices of those greater than you.

Are you kidding? I think the US is a great country with great people. It never stopped being great. I don't see it as horrible at all. I revere the sacrifice made by those greater than myself, including my father, a first-generation Italian-American who fought with Merrill's Marauders in the China-Burma theater in WWII (and was awarded a Bronze Star), right down to the janitors and sanitation workers who have more dangerous jobs than cops. There's no place I'd rather live and raise my family. From Chicago (where I'm from) to Connecticut, California, right down to Houston, Texas where I'm writing this now, the people of the United States are just terrific.

Were there justice, you would be hanging from a fucking lamp post by your scrawny, unwashed neck, rotting like the foul piece of shit that you are.

You're a Trump supporter, aren't you?

Comment Re:Stop with the hysteria (Score 1) 84

Cops also saved tens of thousands of people like you, and keeps the rabble from overrunning our suburban house and shooting you in the fucking head. Go fuck yourself.

I don't live in the suburbs, and the rabble has already overrun my house.

Plus, cops get paid well, have great benefits and get to retire at 45, so excuse me if I don't break out my tiny violin. Oh yeah, and being a cop is a safer job than driving a beer truck, being a garbage man or a school janitor. We canonize cops way too much in this country.

http://time.com/4326676/danger...

Comment Stop with the hysteria (Score 4, Insightful) 84

ISIS (and other terrorist groups) killed 19 Americans last year. Total. Cops killed 1,125 Americans last year (it's actually a higher number, since the US gov't doesn't keep track of Americans killed by cops).

Americans with guns killed over 35,000 Americans last year.

But ISIS is used as the excuse to take away people's rights.

Comment Re:They want 600k (Score 1) 170

No, they're just afraid you're going to dox them and attack them online with your horde of PC lynch mobs, harass their boss at work until they're fired, then make the headlines in various news outlets about how you defended the world against oppression and bigotry of the cyginscist white males.

Wow, that's messed up. Do you really believe that? Has this ever happened to anyone on Slashdot or are you just doing drama queen theater?

Oh wait, I already know the answer to that.

Comment Re:EC will punish US Teachers (Score 1) 196

It will move the stock market. By a lot. In the long term, of course, because the ruling will have an impact to the accounting provisions which are not necessarily instantly are disclosed, or, for proprietary reasons, recognized in the financial statements.

So, you believe that Apple and other companies don't realize that they're attempting to evade taxation when they engage in these Dutch-Irish sandwiches?

And no, it won't move the market by a noticeable amount, any more than a tax increase or decrease moves the stock market by a noticeable amount, except maybe on the day it's announced.

Comment Re:They want 600k (Score 2) 170

ACs don't see sigs. For someone to knowingly comment on sig content they must be able to see Slashdot from the perspective of a numbered user.

So, you're saying that there are people so pitiful that they would have a Slashdot account for browsing, but comment as Anonymous Coward because they don't want to be associated with their opinions?

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