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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

Jessified Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

Don't jeopardize our supply of rope!

about a year ago
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Red Cross Wants Consequences For Video-Game Mayhem

Jessified Re:Man i hate this game (288 comments)

Lol no kidding. Or in the case of killing first responders with drone strikes like the US, everyone can just look the other way. You think the Red Cross would be more interested in that, given that they are first responders, but no, video games. Must interfere with video games.

about a year ago
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It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body

Jessified Re:Disintegration (272 comments)

Vaporization is not the same as hydrolysis. Vaporisation means liquid turning to vapor.

1 year,2 days
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Study Shows Professors With Tenure Are Worse Teachers

Jessified Re:Moo (273 comments)

"The problem is, how do we fix it? Having many friends and family members who are teachers, I can also 100% say that education classes don't confer any particular ability to teach either."

Yup I agree. I hesitate to say that teacher training is the only or even best solution (having a BEd myself) but I think it's probably a good place to start.

1 year,2 days
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Study Shows Professors With Tenure Are Worse Teachers

Jessified Re:Moo (273 comments)

How dare students expect to be properly taught by people they are paying to teach them?

You didn't actually challenge my assertion that a PhD doesn't confer an ability to teach, rather you merely acknowledged that the teachers suck and then claim that students are entitled for expecting to get any kind of value out of their expensive tuition dollars. If in your world the only thing a degree confers is an ability to acquire knowledge independently, then all a university is is a massively overpriced testing facility.

1 year,2 days
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Study Shows Professors With Tenure Are Worse Teachers

Jessified Re:Moo (273 comments)

Probably has more to do with the fact that these professors have little to no teacher training. There is an implicit assumption that a PhD in mathematics automatically confers an ability to teach.

It makes no sense...a PhD in chemistry doesn't confer you an ability to research astronomy...why should it make you a good teacher?

1 year,2 days
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Feds Seek Prison For Man Who Taught How To Beat a Polygraph

Jessified Re:Pseudoscience debunked? (374 comments)

I'd say it's more like teaching people how to resist torture, seen as that is a sanctioned US security technique.

Further, the idea that drug lords can infiltrate federal agencies in the absence of polygraph tests is really scary. That is essentially their point. That means all their investigative powers are useless, and it all boils down to a pseudoscience test.

1 year,15 days
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Syria: a Defining Moment For Chemical Weapons?

Jessified Re:I never understood the principle. (454 comments)

Not to mention, we don't seem to have any problem shedding the taboos against torture and killing first responders (Guantanamo and US drone double tap strikes).

Both are war crimes and both are carried out knowingly and intentionally. At this point it would make more sense for Russia to be the human rights watch dog of the world.

1 year,15 days
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One Strike Against No Fly List; More Scrutiny To Come

Jessified Re:Anyone should be able to fly (213 comments)

I'm totally on board with you of course, my original post mocking the GP's suggestion that NOT racial profiling is costing the US money.

1 year,16 days
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Will Robots Replace Rent-a-Cops?

Jessified NYPD BlueBot (157 comments)

"It aims to produce intelligent robo-sentinels that can patrol areas, and learn to detect abnormalities in human behavior."

Forget "abnormalities," if they just programmed the robots to detect and harass black people, you could replace the entire NYPD!

1 year,16 days
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One Strike Against No Fly List; More Scrutiny To Come

Jessified Re:Anyone should be able to fly (213 comments)

We could save a lot of money and efficiency if we just dispensed with human rights. Think of the labour savings in the days of slavery! /nostalgia

Also I find it amusing that you consider the US PC.

1 year,16 days
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Un-Un-Pentium On Your Periodic Table of the Elements?

Jessified Re:so... (172 comments)

Nobody knew the implications of the electron when it was discovered.

1 year,18 days
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US Forces Ready To Strike Syria If Ordered

Jessified Re:Tell me again (918 comments)

Not that I disagree with you, it's just I wish there was a country that could take this role that doesn't engage in torture or intentionally kill first responders. It's hard to take the US seriously when they stand against war crimes.

1 year,19 days
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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years

Jessified Re:When a secret is a criminal act, it's evidence. (491 comments)

Yea I could stand for that reasoning if they were going after the crimes that were exposed. Sure it's a big dump, and some of it might have been legitimately classified. But the selective prosecution gives you all the information you need to know about what's going on.

1 year,25 days
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China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners

Jessified Re:I hear they're outsourcing it... (200 comments)

Obvious solution? Kill them all, put them all in jail.

Maybe if we can apply laws disproportionately, such that if they commit the same crime they get more time or harsher sentences, that will deter them from the poor choice of being black. Btw let's not give them jobs, since they will only rob us. Let's put them in ghettos so the white folk don't have to be subjected to their violence, and make sure those ghettos have underfunded education systems so they can't learn how to rob us better. Better yet, maybe we can send them to Haiti, to make our country safer. What's that, we brought the black people here in the first place? Hogwash! They are "other" and they are our scapegoats!

Best case scenario, you have extraordinarily weak critical thinking abilities. Worst and most likely scenario, you have deep rooted xenophobia and no amount of evidence or reason would sway you. I guess you could also be a troll, in which case hats of to you. In all cases, leaving this thread for others cause I don't have time for that shit.

1 year,25 days
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China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners

Jessified Re:I hear they're outsourcing it... (200 comments)

Hahaha. Not sure if you're being sarcastic. If you are, then disregard the following.

In the event that you're being earnest, let's just ignore the racial disparity in arrests, sentencing, prison population and executions. That's what you want right? "Shhh if we don't acknowledge it it's not there."

It's one thing to quibble over whether the guy behind the McDonald's looked at you funny because of race, it's another thing to deny racism in the face of verifiable demographics, especially in a context where the very lives of those affected literally hang in the balance.

If your starting point is that we should ignore racism in the criminal justice system, or that it doesn't exist in the first place, then you are the type of person who either lies or refuses to acknowledge facts before your face and you really don't have anything meaningful to contribute to this conversation.

1 year,26 days
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China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners

Jessified Re:I hear they're outsourcing it... (200 comments)

Lol it's bad enough that black people are already disproprotionately executed. Now you want to add a financial incentive to the for-profit prison model by harvesting organs? What could go wrong?

"Whhhhhhhhhat? You're telling me we could be getting paid for executing black people? Where do I sign up?!"

1 year,26 days
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Ask Slashdot: Most Secure Browser In an Age of Surveillance?

Jessified Re:Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) R/O system (391 comments)

Well I'm Canadian so that makes me a terrorist I guess anyways?

As if the NSA isn't treating American citizens with the exact same hostility, fat chance. It's always been government vs public in every police state ever...

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You

Jessified Re:wtf (662 comments)

So the government is probably spying on everyone, but a particular person doesn't have standing unless they can specifically prove they were spied on.

On the other hand, selectively not answering certain questions is now equivalent to answering those questions with whatever answer fits the police officer's narrative.

Interesting what counts as speculation and what doesn't.

about a year ago
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UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras

Jessified Re:Q: How many cameras is too many to watch? (161 comments)

Great so basically we give up all our liberties and get no safety, but at least we can find the terrorists after they blow things up.

about a year ago

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