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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:California Uber Alles (108 comments)

Zen Fascists will control you, 100% natural!

yesterday
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

So why has every environmental initiative in the past 40 years been pushed by the Democrats and resisted by the Republicans?
How the fuck did this get +4 insightful? The Kosdot is strong today. Let's go back less than 40 yrs ago to the Byrd-Hagel resolution that passed 95-0 in the US senate prior to Clinton signing the Kyoto Protocol. Do you honestly believe there were 95 republican senators at that time? Hint there wasn't.

about a month ago
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Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:not really that hard, theoretically (177 comments)

No, the original intent was to ensure that slave owners could form militias to prevent slave revolts. The Founders were well aware of the inability of militias to stand against a professional army as consistently demonstrated in the American Revolution.
Federalist #46 would be to differ.

about 2 months ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Great! (514 comments)

being a USian
American, you jackass, United States of America, shortens to American. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland shortens to British, not UKian.

about 2 months ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Who's the Spook? (219 comments)

like Scooter Libby outing Valerie Plame
You misspelled Richard Armitage. Btw, no one was convicted of outing Valerie Plame, Scooter was convicted of lying to investigators, and his prison sentence was commuted, not pardoned.

about 3 months ago
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How Japan Lost Track of 640kg of Plutonium

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Nuclear Power (104 comments)

Regarding the lost 1410 lbs of the deadliest substance on Earth,
By what metric do you declare Plutonium to be the deadliest substance on Earth? I only ask b/c not all Plutonium is created equal, and if the stuff remains Pu for ~100 minutes is it really all that deadly?

about 3 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Disappointing - Potential payoff is enormous... (225 comments)

Steyer actually does what Reid claims the Kochs do...)
Buys Republican politicians?

No, that would be Sheldon Adelson, another individual that "brave" Harry Reid won't say anything bad about.

about 3 months ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:What is the point? (465 comments)

So what you are saying is that whoever can buy the largest megaphone and drown out all other voices deserves to be heard more?
Yes, just like anybody with sufficient means can purchase or start a newspaper. Or do you not believe in freedom of the press either?

about 4 months ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:rape is *the* lowest category of violent crime (386 comments)

how we continue to protect them by paying them at lower rates than equivalently trained and experienced males. Them so lucky.
Seeing as how they account for 8% of workplace deaths, I would say, yes they are lucky.

about 6 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Political correctness is passing policies that mandate one fourth of your female workforce must be lesbians because one in four women have had a girl-girl experience
Important question, are they hot? Is there video evidence of this? I do enjoy the whole let's go back and examine any and all statements made by those who oppose gay-marriage, and scour over the record with a fine tooth comb, but don't you dare quote any semi-Marxist clap-trap proponents or allies of the issue have said, regardless of silliness or evidence of bad outcomes that such clap-trap leads to.

about 6 months ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:One thing's for sure... (870 comments)

We have about 150 years of direct evidence that this happens, but some people are still sure that robots will take everyone's jobs, and must be stopped.
It's ok I've got insurance for that.

about 6 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:The Worst Pedal Arrangement (394 comments)

Parent poster has mistaken Mini Cooper S for Volkswagon Cabrio or a Jetta. B/c Jettas = hot chicks.

about 6 months ago
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Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Not that bad (142 comments)

Yet they never lost a satellite through an error made at that faciilty. The USSR has lost satellites through such errors. NASA has. COMSAT has. But not all those old guys in Sunnyvale.
How'd they do all that while being on top of a Hellmouth? Didn't the frequent vampire attacks make their jobs difficult?

about 6 months ago
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Conservation Communities Takes Root Across US

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Sounds cool as long as it's not... (116 comments)

By the way, I live in downtown "Union/Democrat mismanagement-ville" (Chicago) and pay around $6,000 in property taxes on my $500,000 condo. Combined with a low state income tax, negligible commuting costs and a high salary, I have very little to complain about.
So rampant gun violence doesn't bother you?

about 7 months ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:not nearly as problematic as our defense spendi (676 comments)

Also, I find it laughable that so many republicans are concerned about 'welfare' and 'entitlement' yet happily sign on for farm subsidy bills that cost trillions, to keep the votes from fat-ass, lazy, uneducated, corn-fed, bigoted midwesterners rollin' right in.
You do realize that a good portion of those farm subsidy bills was nutrition aid for all those single mothers and urban poor, who aren't voting for the same bunch of politicians as those bigoted midwesterners(I'll leave out an approximation as to just how uneducated or uninformed one party's base is as compared to the other). The only party that matters, the grow govt. and its power over the people party "the appropriators" is the true enemy of a free people.

about 7 months ago
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New Interactive Map For Understanding Global Flood Risks

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Huh? (64 comments)

Then of course we have had severe storms like Sandy
You know what followed Sandy? One of the mildest Atlantic Hurricane Seasons. OMG! climate change might cause fewer hurricanes in August. This post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy brought to by Ignorance and the letter P.

about 7 months ago
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Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:I'm with the conservatives on this one... (410 comments)

Oh no, I mean 20% *more*. And I'd tax coal and gas too. Actually I want to do a 1% tax increase per year up to 100%, but nobody takes me seriously when I say that.
Unless you are a fucking plant, you 're just making food god damn expensive w/ your taxes, unless starvation is you goal at which point, that's why no one takes you seriously.

about 7 months ago
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Star Trek Economics

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Wow (888 comments)

One feature of many of the societies facing that peril is domination by men. Women have no say, not even in how many children they wish to have
Yeah, all those female dominated societies have done such a wondrous job of surviving to reach a point where overpopulation could become a concern. We should look to our Minoan cousins on how to run a society.

about 8 months ago
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Verizon Discontinues Home Automation Service After 2 Years

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re: You Don't Hear.... (85 comments)

I'd like to live in a society where I was worshiped as a god...but that's not going to happen either.
Larry Ellison, is that you?

about 8 months ago
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Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For World Record

Beyond_GoodandEvil Re:Infrastructure from the 60s, today! (357 comments)

A: But doesn't that same problem exist with gasoline-fired cars if you run out of gas and there's no gas station around?
Then a nice man with a nice truck brings a gas can, and(this is the important part) minutes later, one is off on their voyage.
But what if we took the time to expand the infrastructure of electric charging stations? I mean, out in the desert, for instance, you could set up solar farms to help supply the stations with power, something you can't do with gas
What if I rode around with RTGs instead of batteries? What if my car came with a huge sail I could deploy, that would be true solar power. But hey, you've solved a problem no one had, how to get power in the middle of the desert no one drives through for electric vehicles(slow clap).

about 8 months ago

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