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Comment Re:children (Score 1) 504

"...frequently by the same people who then whine about poor people having babies."

Oh, wait, I'm embarrassed that I let someone think I'm a conservative. The threat of Planned Parenthood losing funding under a Trump administration makes my blood boil.

I'm opposed to large families more from an environmental angle. There are already too damn many people all up in my grill wherever I go, and I live in a rural community. Eugenics? Please. Rich white people having large families is just as annoying to me as poor brown people having large families.

Comment campaign (Score 1) 220

I swear, the first presidential candidate to jump on this issue, publicize the hell out of it, and then propose meaningful legislation and/or tax policy designed to discourage it will win the friggin' 2016 election. I'm just afraid one of the dimwit Republican will discover this secret first.

Bernie Sanders, isn't this right up your alley? Why aren't you talking about this more?

I hate to break it to you conservatives & libertarians, free markets are NOT solving this problem. This is one area where government needs to step in.

Comment Re: Investors are parasites (Score 1) 138

"That said, I'm surprised that a useless social networking company that caters to narcissists..."

Wait, wait, wait a minute. I see this characterization all the time and it's getting tiresome. Yes, there are plenty of narcissists on Twitter. Fine. But there are also plenty of us who like to curate feeds of interesting people and organizations we like to follow. Twitter fills that niche for me, and it's pretty easy to skim past their minimal advertising.

i.e., people making these pointless observations about Twitter are adding nothing of value to the conversation.

I might also add in response to the comment above about no managers being targeted for firing... That may be, but the way I read it, the summary mentions whole departments and I would assume managers would be included in the layoffs.

Comment Re:FFS (Score 1) 398

"The same journal has a study showing pot-smoking teens are 60% less likely to finish high school than ones who don't."

Wait a minute, I thought *everyone* already agreed that, due to its affect on brain development, teenagers shouldn't be smoking pot?

Having said that, I assume Colorado and Washington won't sell to under 21. But I don't know - am I wrong about that?

Comment OMNI (Score 2) 122

Does anyone else remember an issue of OMNI magazine from the early 1980s that discussed this? I think it may have been around 1982.

In that article, they estimated the roundtrip would take around 42 minutes, which I thought was a grand coincidence having just read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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