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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Feyshtey Re:are conservatives just showing more reaction? (330 comments)

Our government's intended function is mostly to stay the hell out of our way. In your example, not only should that Congressman stand in the way of action by others that is not critical to the very limited intended purpose of government, but also every other Congressman should stand in his way to ensure that he isn't using strong-arm tactics, coercion and back-room deals to foist more crap on We The People.

about three weeks ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Feyshtey Re:are conservatives just showing more reaction? (330 comments)

I disagree. There are some people that think that some laws are necessary, and when they don't see those laws being fast-tracked thru Congress they equate that to dysfunction. What should be evident is that if the law doesn't pass, it really isn't that necessary and not favored heavily enough by enough people.

If a congressman refuses to vote in favor of a thing that his or her electorate feels is critical, he will be removed upon the next election. If his electorate is so intellectually bankrupt (as oh so many Americans are), then they will leave that person in Congress to continue failing to do things that are critical. The former is a check on the system; those failing to represent those who elected him is removed. The latter is not a symptom of dysfunction in Congress. It's a symptom of the dysfunction of the voters.

We were never supposed to have a government that built an ever-growing catalogue of all things we citizens cannot do. They were never intended to prevent us from being offended, or uncomfortable. They were meant to defend our borders, settle disputes between states, and very little else. They (and the plethora of activists) have taken it upon themselves to try to govern how we think, act, drive, read, are entertained, eat, sleep, breath... They have changed the foundation of our system from innocent until proven guilty at which time you'll be punished, to attempting to prevent us from ever becoming guilty by forcing the behavior they desire.

about three weeks ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Feyshtey Re:are conservatives just showing more reaction? (330 comments)

"Political Gridlock" is a fabricated phrase coined by petulant children who are actually saying "Do it my way, damnit!"

It is not the job of Congress to ensure that laws get passed. It is not the intent of our government's structure to ensure that compromises are met and new rules are enacted. It is structured so that unless there is a majority in agreement, not one god damn thing is forced upon the people.

Somehow we've lost sight of that fact, and now we measure the effectiveness of Congress on an abundant tally of their bloated, incongruous and often self-contradicting and self-serving laws, rather than on how intelligently and efficiently they structure the few laws that should be actually enacted.

about three weeks ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Feyshtey Re:WTF? (299 comments)

Wow. Did you overdose on your conspiracy pills this morning? Seriously dude, turn off MSNBC and get help. Right Now.

about 2 months ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Feyshtey Re:Petitions.org... (299 comments)

Or just make a law against interfering with access. Apply that both to tripods, and to bureaucratic knobs that want to regulate pictures on public land.

about 2 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Feyshtey Re:A public service announcement from George Orwel (478 comments)

Thank you grammar police.

From Wiktionary (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dyed-in-the-wool):

The expression "dyed in the wool" refers to a state of steadfastness, especially with respect to one's political, religious or social beliefs. The expression comes from the fact that fabric can be dyed in a number of ways. The woven fabric may be dyed after it is complete, or the threads may be dyed before they are woven. When a color is "dyed in the wool," the wool itself is dyed before being spun into threads, so the colour is least likely to fade or change. (Dyes: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases. Icon Group International. 2008, p. 344.)"

Ezekiel (like his brother, the mayor of Chicago) is from a family with a history of liberal political activism. In a very direct way he was raised with liberal, and arguably progressive leanings. His formative years (the dying of his wool) developed the philosophies he now holds as a mature adult. He is the product of the dyed wool being utilized to create a product, as opposed to raw wool being used to create a thing that is later dyed.

The application of that phrase is precisely correct.

about 2 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Feyshtey Re:I agree, 100% (478 comments)

This is the evil that Emanuel is describing from Bernard Shaw, a Fabian Socialist who defended the actions of the Nazi's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBRjU9P5eo

about 2 months ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Feyshtey Re:I agree, 100% (478 comments)

Who determines when that time comes? Maybe it's 65. Maybe it's 55. Hell, for some it's in their 30's when they start getting fat and lazy.

Basically what this dickhead is saying is that if you're not valuable to someone for some tangible product, you should just die. He's probably also of the opinion that if you get Muscular Dystrophy in your 30's you should just check out. If you're born with Downs Syndrome, and will always have to be cared for you should just be aborted at birth (murdered). It's not like a severe mental handicap provides the ability to make a "rational" decision to take yourself out of everyone worries about you.

This philosophy relies on the premise that if you aren't providing money, or food, or talent in some field of productivity, that you are also unable to provide (and receive) love, joy and positive experiences. The philosophy is callous and inhuman, ironically coming from a man who will tell you all about how we should behave exactly in a specific way if it can "save just one life".

Emanuel is a dyed in the wool liberal progressive the likes of which Bernard Shaw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3lBdyFvPps) would be quite proud of.

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

Feyshtey Re:Confusing position (514 comments)

Then by your definitions, the current federal hiring practices are discriminatory. If you're applying for a position in federal govt you get additional preference for that position if you are female and/or a member of a minority. All else being equal, a woman, or a member of a minority, or a minority woman will be hired for a position that an exactly equally qualified white male also applied to. (Veteran status is another factor, which I actually happen to agree with. But that's a different discussion.)

about 4 months ago
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EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

Feyshtey Re:So... to summarise: (269 comments)

In point of fact, it does. Destroying evidence is a crime.

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good thing technology never moves forward (490 comments)

Obviously! And it's a good thing that 3D printed firearms are the only way to kill someone. It's not like a computer and an internet connection canprovide you a few 100 other cheap and easy ways to do so.

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:But... (490 comments)

Asks the German citizens who were told to register their firearms, but not to worry at all about the government ever showing up to collect them. Then the government showed up to collect them....

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

Winner !

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

Long before there were websites there were Usenet groups filled with porn chat.

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

Says the anonymous coward...

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Feyshtey Re:Good (490 comments)

I promise you that an idiot with a computer and an internet connection is capable of far more destruction, death and mayhem than any idiot with a 3D printer and ammo. You cant print anthrax, TNT or C4. But you can sure as hell look up how to produce them and obtain the materials to do so.

about 6 months ago
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

Feyshtey Re:News at 11 (298 comments)

Just one problem. "We don't know why this apparent contradiction exists, but we're researching it" is pretty much the exact opposite of "ignoring facts".

Which is fine, as long as this apparent open-minded and scientific approach is not regularly coupled with "The science is settled".

Researching methods to explain away the data that contradicts your forgone conclusion is not good science. Vilifying the science community that continues to probe the validity of that conclusion is even less so.

about 6 months ago
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

Feyshtey Re:News at 11 (298 comments)

In other words, measurements from cities should show a marked and wholly false warming trend over the last decade or so. So we should be using the temperature measurements from only remote stations from the last 100 years to prove warming. How many remote temperature stations existed even 20 or 30 years ago?

about 6 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Feyshtey Re:Buggy whips? (769 comments)

Ding Ding Ding ! We have a winner! An even 10 for 10 climate change proponent zealots cant read the first fucking word in a post (sarcasm) ! And arguably the one word in the post carrying the greatest meaning for the content !

Fucking morons.

about 7 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Feyshtey Re:value scales with screen size (347 comments)

As I said, that's what we have now. The only solace (and a small one at that) is that they are not bureaucrats.

about 7 months ago

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