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Fighting TSA Harassment of Disabled Travelers

DABANSHEE Yes Amtrak's better (525 comments)

For domestic travel anyway. I've traveled with Amtrak in California & across the South, coast to coast, no complaints at all. Actually I think there are still trains between Montreal & NY. What about Windsor & Detroit, Seattle & British Columbia, etc? From what I understand only freight trains run between Mexico & the US, but I assume there was passenger train travel between Mexico & the US in the past, say the late 1800s to the 1950s?

about a year and a half ago
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USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

DABANSHEE The normal australian experiance of church (1121 comments)

is checking out old cathedrals while backpacking through Europe, & that's about it.

BTW how come hardly any Yanks take a year or 2 off after leaving school, or deferring a year or 2 of uni, & go backpacking around the world? Gez in the average youth hostel one is more likely to find more Kiwis even than Yanks, & it's seems when one does find backpackers from North America, virtually all of them turn out to be from either British Columbia or Quebec.

about a year ago
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How Beer Gave Us Civilization

DABANSHEE eh beer doesn't contain lactose (325 comments)

WTF lactose intolerance among Asian has got to do with evidence that Asians weren't into beer drinking in neolithic times?

All Asian lactose intolerance seems to indicate is a big gap between past transhuman migration/herding & modern dairy products in their diet, without a long culture/history of settled dairy farming in between.

What this has to do with beer is beyond me.

about a year and a half ago
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Using Truth Serum To Confirm Insanity

DABANSHEE Scientology (308 comments)

Says it all

about a year and a half ago
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Illinois Politician Wants a Kill Switch For Anonymous Speech Online

DABANSHEE who you believe is irelivent (522 comments)

The only onus on proof is on the police

& the fact was they had no proof, just supposition.

That why he could've simply said "no comment" to any of those questions & no guilt is still implied.

about 2 years ago
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Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers According To Report

DABANSHEE Actually it is (419 comments)

For the entire history of agriculture from the neolithic to the contemporary. Yes a significant percentage, maybe even a majority, of the planet's farmers still do it today.

about 2 years ago
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Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers According To Report

DABANSHEE Actually Yeh (419 comments)

Patent law does not apply to anything homemade by end users themselves, it only applies to commercial products.

about 2 years ago
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NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East

DABANSHEE Israelis are water wasters (228 comments)

The fact is that the 500 000 Israeli settlers in their colonial outposts in the occupied West Bank use about ten times the water that the millions of Palestinians do in the West Bank. Fact is it's the gardens, farms, pastures, groves & orchids of West Bank Palestinians that are the most efficient Water wise - they have no choice, the Israeli settlers steal 95% of their water.

about 2 years ago
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NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East

DABANSHEE actually in regards new infrastructure... (228 comments)

Just this month new wind-farm energy dropped in cost to the point that it's now cheaper per kilowatt hour than new coal fired electricity generation. BTW that includes taking into account issues related to storage & peak loads.

about 2 years ago
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NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East

DABANSHEE It's the Turks (228 comments)

The Turks have built numerous dams on the Euphrates 'n Tigris & their tributaries & are diverting a significant percentage of their waters that traditionally flowed through to Syria & Iraq.

In some cases this could be considered an act of war.

about 2 years ago
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NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East

DABANSHEE The Turkish Dams (228 comments)

The Turks have built numerous dams on the Euphrates 'n Tigris & their tributaries & are diverting a significant percentage of their waters that traditionally flowed through to Syria & Iraq.

In some cases this could be considered an act of war.

about 2 years ago
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Russian Univ. Launches Course Based On ReactOS Led By Alex Bragin

DABANSHEE Eh???... (90 comments)

I rarely, if ever, had a problem istalling Win9x programs on W2K or WXP

about 2 years ago
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Texas School Board Searching For Alternatives To Evolutionary Theory

DABANSHEE vatican has no problen with darwin (763 comments)

In fact neither do the Anglicans, Orthadox, Copts, Lutherans & Nestorians for that matter. It's really just nutjob Yank Baptists that think the world's only 6k years old now.

about 2 years ago
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BlackBerry 10 Review: Good, But Too Late?

DABANSHEE QNX is better (184 comments)

Android's just another layer on that layer cake called Linux.

Where as QNX is a fair dinkum realtime OS & the favourite OS of nuclear reactors & machines that go beep in hospitals

about 2 years ago
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Free Wi-Fi: the Movement To Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity

DABANSHEE Open Wifi means there's no one to blame (505 comments)

in the 1st place. Sharing connections so they become nodes in a wireless connection, gives oneself plausible deniability in regards what one downloads. Well anyway, to the same extent one has by running a web cafe from one's own connection.

You know Wifi was originally designed so everyone was covered by overlapping free/open Wifi, giving everyone covered "multithreaded" internet connections & thus maximum bandwidth via all this parallelism between one's wifi modem & the internet. Of course it's an honour system in regards users adding to this Wifi web / contributing to it by having their own connection at home open to others & thus becoming another node.

about 2 years ago
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RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10, Its Big Turnaround Hope

DABANSHEE QNX is better than Android (267 comments)

Android just Linux bullshit, QNX is a real realtime OS, & the favorite OS of nuclear reactors & machines that go beep in hospital.

Where as there's nothing great about Android, except the number of Android apps, & BB10 can do Android apps as well as it's own native apps

about 2 years ago
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Student Expelled From Montreal College For Finding "Sloppy Coding"

DABANSHEE IDT Common Law applies to Quepec (633 comments)

I think the British had a treaty with Quebec that let them keep their Roman/Civil Law sometime between the end of the 7 Years War & the beginning of the American Revolution.

about 2 years ago
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Hidden Viral Gene Discovered In GMO Crops

DABANSHEE fresh is cheaper than fast (391 comments)

I doubt any calculations can end in a result that indicates that junk food is cheaper than fresh fruit 'n vegies, plus the required quantity of natural balanced protein sources, prepared at home in healthy portions.

The problem is that maybe the people you are referring to lack motivation, were badly brought up, born into families of multi-generational violence/substance abuse/ignorance/welfare/etc, have mental health issues, etc,etc & thus are domestically dysfunctional.

about 2 years ago
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Grounded In US and EU

DABANSHEE Huh? (301 comments)

I thought it was the DC-10 that had the door problem

about 2 years ago

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