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Comment Re:Oh noes (Score 1) 68

You mean they want your money and will do anything to get it?

Not "anything". They will sell you an item you want. They will make it easy to buy and deliver it promptly and some of them will make it easy to return if you have a problem.

You don't have to fall for their diabolical schemes though. Don't buy that stuff. Only use items you find in dumpsters or on the side of the road.

Comment Re:People hate each other more (Score 1) 279

...this is a large reason ...

The more important reason being that the appeals process takes a while, even in cases like this where a lower court ruling is clearly counter to the established case law. The order was upheld in Virginia on March 24th, so it will probably be headed to the Supreme Court.

Perhaps the Supreme Court will rule that foreign nationals on foreign soil enjoy rights under the US Constitution ... somehow. Or that laws and rulings and precedents that have applied to every other President and Presidential Administration don't apply this time ... for some reason. I'm guessing they won't.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration

Which of Trump's words express hatred in that statement? Please explain clearly and without exaggeration.

Comment Re:People hate each other more (Score 0) 279

And how is that consistent with it expiring after 90 days? And only including a small minority of Muslims? And changing to allow travel from previously-banned Iraq? Did Iraq stop being a Muslim country during those 2 weeks?

Probably it's the president's stated desire to ban Muslim immigrants that makes people think it's hateful bigotry.

Or maybe we shouldn't take him at his word?

Perhaps you'd like to furnish a direct, in context quotation of those words to support this?

Trump says lots of dumb stuff. Trump opponents also exaggerate.

Comment Re:People hate each other more (Score 4, Interesting) 279

I have no problem with hating racists.

Lots of haters have no problem hating whoever, because [reasons]. They should all stop being haters. Including you.

There's no point in singing kumbaya when half the country cheers ethnic "cleansing", meaning mass deportation and police-state harassment regular people.

If you're talking about the US, there's no "ethnic cleansing " in the US. Perhaps some of this hatred is because people like you make up or repeat false stories like this? There's also no "mass deportation" of "regular people".

Unfortunately, there is government harassment -- which is one reason why I support a smaller government with less power over people.

Comment People hate each other more (Score 4, Insightful) 279

Because large segments of society -- including "thought leaders" -- that used to be nominally against hate are now cheerleading for it.

The election was a good example, with one candidate bad-mouthing Mexicans and Muslims (in a way described by some as hateful) and the other directly calling Americans in the other party "enemies" and identifying a broad class of Americans as "irredeemable" and/or "deplorable".

If we don't want more hate, let's stop encouraging it.

Comment Re: DRONE ON (Score 1) 259

I think billions is too many, it would be hard for us to live sustainably with so many people, we're buggering up everything, the from the ocean floors to the rivers, land and air, wiping out species on every continent. Over fishing, 'intensive' farming, too much deforestation etc.

Comment Re:DRONE ON (Score 1, Insightful) 259

"You simply aren't going to have modern society without billions of people."
I don't see why not quite honestly, a few hundred million could easily be enough.

" You can have 2 people and still produce too much CO2 for the earth to handle "
Now you're being silly.

"And you simply aren't going to revert 7 billion people back to an agrarian economy. "
So what, I've never heard anyone suggest we should do this.

Less people = less waste. The problem is one of polluting less and recycling more, and reducing the human footprint upon the ecosystem. Clean energy is not a problem, we've solved that 10 times over.

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