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  • Oct 15th, 2013 @ 7:55am

    Re: Re: Re: Danger Zone, or, as Matt Drudge calls one: Chicagoland

    No, actually decimated means removing every 10th, meaning a reduction by 10%. It was a form of punishment in the Roman legions. When a century or a whole legion did something really against the rules they were lined up and every 10th man was killed. 1 down, 9 standing. There fore a reduction by 10% is in fact decimated.

  • Oct 11th, 2013 @ 11:52am

    Re: This just in!

    How exactly would you suggest people stand up for themselves?
    Just so I can tell where your argument is flawed.

    And on top of that, you seem to be (albeit incoherently) making the same point as the article. Care to be clearer?

  • Sep 26th, 2013 @ 7:51am

    Re: Re: Re:

    As in: provide my with quantified information?

  • Sep 26th, 2013 @ 7:21am

    Re: SO, can't complain of deception, 'cause... it's innovation!

    And again reading comprehension is not your strong point.

    Technologically Tesla is an innovator. Marketing wise.....not so much.

    The crooks (the car dealers association) are trying to stifle a technological advancement by complaining that the marketing methods are.... surprise surprise, crooked. This is either hypocrisy or a really deep set case of lack of self awareness.

    Seems to be a case of the new company should not get the same protection as the old, because the old, well they just don't like it. They all deceive, but the old guys have been doing it for longer, so don't go after them.

    The article only points to the incongruence of one crook accusing another of being a crook. It may be true but it is disingenuous. But so are you in your comments, so I guess your comment is just your usual.

  • Sep 20th, 2013 @ 11:12am


    In the cut yes, but chronologically, the clean-up happens before Marsellus Wallace has his talk with Butch at the bar.

  • Sep 18th, 2013 @ 7:56am

    Re: Re:

    No, when the corporations have a vested interest in keeping the government the way it is they are not victims.
    Verizon does not suffer from the data collection. It did not trample their customer's privacy under duress. I simply handed over the data and now it's exec is patting the company on the back and telling people to deal with it.

    Reducing government may or may not be the answer, but you need to realize that large corporations are not victims of government, or even subject to the same restrictions as normal people. Corporations benefit from government granted monopolies, and they intend to have it that way for as long as possible. This way they do not need to rely on concepts such as free market or competition or customer privacy or even decent service at a decent price.

  • Sep 4th, 2013 @ 7:50am

    Re: Re: Re: Careful, your intolerance is showing

    I don't see any intolerance toward Christians. I may agree with you that this article is intolerant toward this pastor,and she happens to say she is Christian. This does not lead to bigotry. This is still intolerance toward stupid people, and you being sensitive to something that does not exist.


  • Sep 4th, 2013 @ 7:22am

    Re: Re: Re: Careful, your intolerance is showing

    Is there?

    I would not know. All I know is that it works. Vaccinated children do not get sick, and non vaccinated children get it. In Canada, the only outbreaks happen in those communities that refuse vaccination.

    When they can prove that vaccinations do more harm than good, I suggest we find a better way. Until then, ignorant people screaming about conspiracies are not a reliable source of information either way.

    The only way to solve this is to do the study. If we just stop all the vaccinations what we will have is an increase in disease and child mortality, which were the things that universal vaccinations were intended to change.

  • Sep 4th, 2013 @ 5:48am

    Re: Careful, your intolerance is showing

    I will be intolerant toward those that use their power to harm others.
    This preacher used her standing in her community to spread a lie. If she is ignorant she should have no power, and if she is not ignorant then she is evil and should have no power. This is not about survival of the fittest (which by the way is not the same a might makes right), this is about a wilfully ignorant person endangering others.

    Please explain why this article should show tolerance toward obviously stupid people.

  • Aug 8th, 2013 @ 6:47am

    When i hear the word culture.... I release the safety on my Browning

    And what Michael said

  • Apr 2nd, 2013 @ 8:53am

    Re: You promote tiny outlets, disregarding collateral damage

    Reading comprehension fail as usual.
    PPL does not offer a blanket podcasting license, ie one where you pay $$$ per year to play music on your podcast. It is not a difference between $1000 and $10000 for the license.

    The only other option is to decide what music you want to play, and then contact each and every copyright holder and ask them nicely how much they would like to be paid for you playing a snip of their song on your podcast. This would involve a massive number of man hours and make the whole thing useless. And that is in case you can actually get permission. And then you pay them, and play the music.

    AND THEN PPL comes along and says "you did not pay us for the music you are playing, you must be infringing".

    Vicious PPL circle
    10 Find all copyright owners.
    20 Get permission.
    30 Pay for permission.
    40 Play music.
    50 Get threat from PPL
    60 Respond, pointing out that PPL does not have licence.
    70 GOTO 50

    But I've been here long enough to realize your grasp on reality is tenuous at best.

  • Mar 20th, 2013 @ 9:50am

    Re: So you've come out against personal responsibility!

    Can you prove responsibility? A man accused is not a man proven guilty. A bad law is not a moral law. and an OOTB comment is not a comprehensible comment.

    He chose to assume responsibility for the actions taken on his IP. Dumb but admirable of him.

    HE WAS NOT responsible for those actions.

    I come here and read the articles (agree with some, disagree with others) and only read sporadically through the comments; but every time I would like to read a whole comment thread, I see your comments at the top of the page, and wonder, how in the world an idiot of your ilk could actually type.

  • Jan 11th, 2013 @ 10:48am

    Re: Not so intelligent after all (as Dragos)

    Don't get me wrong, but your 3 year old is not expected to learn the Urban Dictionary and then refused the ability to use what is in the end just English language.

    Watson on the other hand was fed this, tasty, saucy language, and then the researchers went "oops" we need to teach him not to curse.

    On the whole I'm glad the English language allows us to express our true feelings toward those that annoy us, verbal responses being inherently better than physical ones.

    And then we have to ask: What was the question? and would anybody else also answer "bullshit" to it?

    I think it is impressive for an intelligence, artificial or not, to express itself. Just because some people are prudes, doesn't mean that the answer should not be a loud resounding "bullshit"

  • Sep 26th, 2012 @ 9:20am

    Re: I'll call BULLSHIT at AC#6 (as Dragos)

    Isn't the whole point of Miranda rights that they have to be read to you as you are being arrested? Not after a night in the cells, not by a judge, but by the arresting officer?

    Just a thought.

  • May 2nd, 2012 @ 7:36am

    (untitled comment)

    Sure bullying is a fact of life, and alternate means should be used to solve your problems with bullies. What alternate means do you suggest?

    I was bullied during my first years of school. And going to the principal, or the parents (the cops were never involved in such things)was never a solution. The only thing that worked was laying the bully out cold. I risked getting injured since most bullies were bigger and meaner, but eventually I knocked one of them unconscious and most of it stopped, both verbal and physical.

    Now for the caveat.
    1 This happened on another continent, in a society that considers corporal punishment not only acceptable, but required. And fights among children or teenagers were common and ignored unless they involved weapons.
    2 I live in Canada today, and what we have here is a Zero Tolerance policy. So a bully can just tease, and spread rumors, and you can't do anything about it. Hitting him/her results in charges of assault and the involvement of police and the legal system, and the bully is now the victim. Going to the authorities (parents, school) usually results in failure. Parents say: "not my child, he/she is not a bully", and the school says that there is no proof of bullying. So a kid has no help.
    3 What exactly do the people that say grow a thicker skin expect her and the rest of society to do? Just take it, and teach the bully that they can do anything they want without repercussions? Teach them that as long as they can say "i never touched them" they can torment others and lie and cheat with impunity?
    4 And to those saying that public shaming is an option I say Please. The bully craves attention, publicity. The bully wants to be known for what he/she does. They are not ashamed they are proud of making somebody's life miserable.

    This is the society we live in today, a society where the only recourse is to suffer or sue. They tried to have the page down, they contacted the school, the police and FB. Nothing was done. Now it is time to use the only way left to them, the only way the bullies can be hurt and taught a lesson.

    I really don't see what is wrong with that. Actually I see what is wrong with it, but around here there is no alternative.

  • Sep 30th, 2011 @ 5:09am

    Re:Could Computers Predict Political Unrest Like They Predict The Weather? (as NegruVoda)

    You mean badly? They probably could.

  • Jul 5th, 2011 @ 5:53am

    Re: Re: Freedom (as Dragos Angelscu)

    The answer above yours pertains to the book quoted, I don't know what peanut butter has to do with anything.