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Texas GOP Educational Platform Opposes Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

DamienNightbane Re:Standing in the corner found effective. (734 comments)

Our crime rate is high because real punishment has been replaced with a time out system that only turns petty criminals into hardened criminals and ends up harming the rest of society in the name of protecting the so called civil rights of people who have absolutely no problem taking away the lives and property of the honest people out there.

If we flogged petty criminals and hanged the hardened criminals instead of sending them up the river to live with their own kind and become better criminals at the tax payer's expense we wouldn't have this problem.

more than 2 years ago
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Texas GOP Educational Platform Opposes Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

DamienNightbane Re:Standing in the corner found effective. (734 comments)

No they don't. Compare the crime rate in Singapore, where they still use corporal punishment, to the crime rate here in the US where timeouts are pretty much all the courts have to offer.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button

DamienNightbane Re:stopped using it? (857 comments)

I support a couple hundred staff (small tech school), and by far the most common trouble call after deploying a new computer is "this computer doesn't have Outlook". The correct translation for this, in our case, is "Outlook isn't on my desktop, so it must not be installed".

Being that computer illiterate should be grounds for immediate termination. There are plenty of other people out there who are unemployed or underemployed who actually can use a computer without needing you to paste everything to their desktop.

more than 2 years ago
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ADA May Force Netflix To Provide Closed Captioning On Content

DamienNightbane Re:The ADA sucks (694 comments)

Life isn't fair. Get over it. You don't have the right to force others to cater to whatever lifestyle or limitation you may have just because it makes things convenient for you.

Don't like not being catered to? Tough shit. I don't like getting up at 4am so I can go to work and earn a pay cheque, but you don't see me crying to the government and demanding that businesses give things to me for free.

more than 2 years ago
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ADA May Force Netflix To Provide Closed Captioning On Content

DamienNightbane Re:Yee haw! (694 comments)

Nevermind that ATMs are pretty much entirely touch screens with the exception of the number pad these days.

What's next? Bitching about radio not being deaf-accessable?

more than 2 years ago
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ADA May Force Netflix To Provide Closed Captioning On Content

DamienNightbane Re:Is that serious, or a straw man? (694 comments)

This is why we need to switch to a civil law system, stop relying on invalid precedent, and have all current and former justices hanged as enemies of the Constitution.

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona H-1B Workers Advised to Carry Papers At All Times

DamienNightbane Re:this is new how? (884 comments)

If you want my shitty credit and shitty job, be my guest.

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona H-1B Workers Advised to Carry Papers At All Times

DamienNightbane Re:When will we realize... (884 comments)

The natives were nomads and didn't have a concept of property ownership in the first place. They had no claim to the land regardless.

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona H-1B Workers Advised to Carry Papers At All Times

DamienNightbane Re:this is new how? (884 comments)

I've got a copy of my birth certificate in my wallet, as well as my drivers license and social security card. What now?

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona H-1B Workers Advised to Carry Papers At All Times

DamienNightbane Re:Look, we've been over this (884 comments)

Caucasians generally don't wander around in the desert with backpacks full of pot.

Well, aside from once a year when they do just that in the desert north of Reno.

more than 2 years ago
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How the Militarization of the Internet is Changing Warfare

DamienNightbane Re:Laughing out loud (204 comments)

Or when troops started using wheeled vehicles instead of horses?

Or when militaries started using... GASP!... aircraft?

Those happened at pretty much exactly the same time. Ask Pancho Villa.

more than 2 years ago
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Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

DamienNightbane Re:Since when... (709 comments)

We're not in agreement because as I said before, that isn't what they meant by regulated and the amendment doesn't apply only to people in a formal militia. It's an individual right, just as the 1st Amendment is. The constitution does not allow for any infringement on your right to keep and bear arms.

Allowing them to infringe on your 2nd Amendment rights in any way is as unacceptable as letting them infringe your 1st Amendment rights by creating "free speech zones".

more than 2 years ago
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Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

DamienNightbane Re:Since when... (709 comments)

And that's where the well regulated part comes in. You can't just expect the population to own guns and defend themselves and their state without learning to shoot and practicing often.

more than 2 years ago
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Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

DamienNightbane Re:Since when... (709 comments)

Considering that the amendment was written and ratified by men who had just created a new country through the act of shooting their enemies, you're an idiot.

more than 2 years ago
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Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

DamienNightbane Re:Since when... (709 comments)

In the context of the Second Amendment, a well regulated militia means a militia that is well trained and organized so that it can adequately respond to a threat. It does not mean regulating weapons, and the phrase well regulated has nothing to do with the fact that the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

DC vs Heller pretty much put an end to that bullshit regardless when it reestablished that the 2nd Amendment was an individual right and not a collective right.

more than 2 years ago
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Fires Sparked By Utah Target Shooters Prompt Evacuations

DamienNightbane Re:Since when... (709 comments)

The First Amendment doesn't include the text "shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment does.

All gun control is unconstitutional.

more than 2 years ago
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U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Fall

DamienNightbane Re:California (398 comments)

Meanwhile, here between Houston and Texas City, my local gas station is at $3.12/gal and drops several times a week.

more than 2 years ago
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SOPA Protests 'Poisoned the Well,' Says Congressional Staffer

DamienNightbane Re:Embarrassment extractor (330 comments)

We have more guns. We could simply shoot them first.

about 2 years ago

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