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Comment Part of a larger campaign (Score 1) 110

This seems to be clearly part of a larger campaign against the US. Whether true or not, I think that many of the smaller countries and even some of the larger ones feel that America has been the unchecked bully for far too long. Continuously chastising others while performing those same actions. Do as I say, not as I do.
I can imagine that these players are working in concert to destabilize America with attacks designed to make the average American lose trust in the government and lose faith in the entire political system.

I fully expect that in the next 2-3 month there will be several new “leaks” which are vastly more damaging to the democratic party than the current batch which only proves the primary was rigged.

Combine this with the fact that for many in Russia, the cold war never ended and you have an obvious conclusion.

Comment Don't bother with the link in the summary (Score 5, Interesting) 108

Do yourself a favor and have a look at the youtube video in the NPR link. It was produced by the war department. It's fascinating. I especially like how the solders were handling the fuel rods in t-shirts and no protective equipment at all.
I am quite sure every single one of those poor guys died a horrible death not long after.


Comment Re: Eugenics (Score 1) 93

As someone who lost two children to random genetic mutations during the 3rd trimester, I can say that I would have given anything be have been able to edit out those errors. Alas, thanks to piece of shit bible thumpers like OP, this was not to be.
There is no reason whatsoever to force babies to be born with disabilities simply because some asshat thinks god doesnt like it.

BTW, side note.. If your god allows such suffering, then gives you the knowledge and power to end it, but somehow makes it forbidden for you to actually end it, I would say you may want to think about what kind of God you are worshiping. Cuz, that would be a seriously dick move.

Comment You are the problem (Score 1) 93

Let me guess. All those people with cancer deserve to die because that is natures way? All those kids born with genetic diseases should be left to suffer because you think it is immoral to edit out those errors?

Why don't you get off your fucking high horse. People like you really grind my gears. The holier than tho crowd. You think you have the right to decide what is moral and what is not. I say, fuck you. You and your bible beating brethren are the reason medical progress has more or less come to a halt in the US.

Comment Re: Good news! (Score 4, Interesting) 224

That is because in Germany it is very expensive to fire your employees. In some cases, it is not possible at all.
Germany does a good job of protecting the workers and in many cases, protecting the companies from their own short shortsightedness.

At the end of the last recession, Germany was one of the few countries perfectly positioned to take advantage of the upturn in demand precisely because they were not allowed to kick out 50% of their work force. This meant that the trained workers were already in place to ramp up production.
While in other western countries, the most skilled workers, i.e. oldest and most expensive, were all on unemployment and could not get rehired since they wanted too much money.
I guess it is hippy thinking on my part. I believe that companies have a right to make money, sure. But, they should not have the right to do so at the expensive of society as a whole. Especially as society is what allows them to make money in the first place.
If everyone fucks everyone else all the time, then things wont tend to work out that well in the long run. IMHO anyhow.

Comment Re:Or they offer too little (Score 3, Interesting) 496

"Why can't we find workers that will work for peanuts? They're all unemployed, they should be happy with anything!"

You would think so, but no.
That is more of an American thing I think.

I am an American expat living in Germany. I was recently offered a job in Spain for a lot of money. Much more than I make in Germany. I don't speak a single word of Spanish. Poor German and English only.
I actually thought about it, but at the end of the day, it's Spain. Great to visit, but not to live.

Comment Someone please explain this (Score 1) 268

How can something physically point to an abstract like time?
Like, holy shit guys, this thing is pointing left..that's the past!!! Yeah man, they're all pointing left..whoa!!

I cannot imagine how the orientation of a physical thing can have any correlation, whatsoever to time. Someone please explain this.

Comment Re:Can it really be that bad? (Score 1) 59

I had a surface pro 3 for work, and I have to say that it was actually really great.
I honestly never looked into their sales, so I really have no idea if the line was successful or not. I do know a few people who bought them though.

I was never able to understand the surface concept though. Not the pro, but the normal surface with an atom processor. What was the point?
Wasnt it Windows, but not real Windows?
Literally the ONLY reason to have Windows is to run your Windows applications. If you cannot do that, what is the point? Then just buy an Android tablet or iPad which has a lot of apps. available.
I am sure it confused a lot of people who thought they were buying a windows computer and found out later it wasnt a real computer and they could not do any of their normal computer stuff.

The surface pro 3 though.... I miss the Pen. It was great for marking up documents for review, which is something i have to do a lot in my daily work.
I have a yoga pro 3 now, but I am not too happy with the build quality so far. The screws keep popping out!!

Comment Re:Pro Frackers (Score 1) 180

Here is only one recent study.
There are loads out there. ... it's very difficult to see how injecting fracking fluid thousands of feet below the groundwater can have any effect on it.

Are you joking? You fail to see how injecting a crap ton of chemicals below the water table can impact the water table? Really?
You know that just because you put it in the ground, does not mean they stay down there, right?

BTW; the USGS website does say there are, though few, direct links between fracking and quakes.

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