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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

Jim Sadler The Human Mind (229 comments)

Apparently humans normally do not act on reason at all. Recent experiments suggest that we act on emotions completely and then build a logical excuse for out actions or thoughts. We are a very screwed up species.

3 hours ago
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Jim Sadler Partial (57 comments)

Obviously the problem with baloons is they blow away. But we could mitigate the weight so that these drones almost float on their own and use less energy to stay up. We might even use devices that work like submarines and pump the hellium or hydrogen back into pressurized compartments so that the temperature differences can be compensated for between night and day or even design the drones to glide back towards a location before inflating the baloon portion of the device.

3 hours ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Jim Sadler Not Kids (452 comments)

To the western eye these cartoon images resemble children but in the nations of origin the drawings represent adults. The nature of the art is to draw the image with as few lines or details as possible and to westerners that somehow is seen as a child like image. School girls may well be college girls etc.. We are in one of those nonsenseable frenzies where everything is seen as a sexual threat. The system is irrational and needs to be limited.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Jim Sadler How Much? (266 comments)

How much Ebola can be packed onto such a ship? And how lovely is the exhaust? But don't worry folks. If the port is too small for these big ships we simply rip up sensitive wet lands and fish breeding grounds to enlarge the ports. But on the upside the slave labor around the world can keep busy filling shipping containers with junk products from China and similar nations. And we know if the ship sinks the plastic will float endlessly.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Jim Sadler Smoke (419 comments)

If one smokes while drinking soda I suppose that less life savings will be required for retirement. But I do think there may be issues not yet discovered such as which sodas are the worst for your health. Is my orange pop as deadly as my RC Cola or Dr. Pepper?

2 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Jim Sadler Re:Much as I despise trolls (483 comments)

In the US judges have stretched the definition of what is a threat by ten thousand miles. One fellow in Texas who had been put through legal hell in a child custody case remarked that if he knew then what he knows now he would have gone to a gun before he went into the legal process. The judge considered that a threat and put him in prison. The problem is that once we consider the notion of a threat in law that a cascade of nonsense is soon to follow and that cascade will bury someone alive for sure. I don't know the stats for the UK but the US has gone nuts with the numbers of people we lock up. Worse yet we fail to lock up those who are the worst of us such as the Bush regime for allowing torture of POWs or the banking community for damn near destroying our nation with the mortgage nonsense.

2 days ago
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

Jim Sadler Experience (59 comments)

As far as i know i have only known one person addicted to gambling. His personality was marked by acute depression, a desire to look good to others, a tendency towards violence and a tendency to commit serious crimes such as burglary or armed robbery. He lived in misery all his life although there were times when crime paid him rather well. His background and up bringing were awful but to me his difficulties looked like a brain disorder. Sadly his type of personality does not ask for mental health treatment. And I can see why anything short of long term observation in a controlled environment would reveal his personality. He could be charming and was good at manipulating people. It has to be some form of depression very similar to manic depression when on the dark side of the illness.

2 days ago
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

Jim Sadler Waste (148 comments)

That type of thinking drives prices up and makes a company suffer in the end. Most people want far greater pay for jobs that are not permanent in nature and they just might drag their feet or not care about a job that will let them go when a project ends. And it gets around that a company doesn't mind laying off workers. Toyota became a major company by making it next to impossible to get laid off by their company. They had a lot of loyal workers as a consequence and became a major company as a result. It also helps if a firm pays more than any other firm in the business. Frankly misuse of notions of economics points to an ignorant and ill willed management and ownership of a company. In the US we have not reached the point of dealing with the reality that capitalism is a losing notion and sort of evil as well. Wake up people and look at what has been happening. The US is the last industrialized, western nation to offer public health care and it is still too limited in scope. Germany offers to provide free college for US students as well as housing and in some cases food as well. The US has a totally out of control prison population and are sort of singular in applying the death sentence to anyone. The US now has a lower standard of living than many nations and on top of all of that we have lost the respect of the world by allowing torture of POWs. Are we the new N. Korea?

3 days ago
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Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant

Jim Sadler 4 The People ? (111 comments)

My guess is that our government wants drugs to be sold and that those in charge of the system somehow gain either money or position by making such a decision. There is a balance of rights and the simple truth is that almost all crimes involve drugs or alcohol. Even the right to drive to work without being slaughtered by some drunk or stoned fool driving a car or truck is more basic that data from cell phone towers being private. Frankly our country has done so little to stop drugs that I don't place much faith in their claim of wanting to stop drugs. It is like illegal immigration. We could stop that with great ease if we wished. It is a no brainer. Simply insist upon every employee being checked by the authorities before any work or pay changes hands and confiscate homes or businesses that hire an illegal worker. A national ID would be of great help as well. No ID no work! The simple fact is that businesses love illegal workers a lot and they lobby to keep the borders leaking admissions.

3 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

Jim Sadler Pretenders (345 comments)

Human understanding of physics is shallow and what we tend to see as laws may not be laws at all. It wasn't long ago that engineers insisted that the ability to fly did not exist in bumble bees although they all knew that the laws that they had in place were obviously inadequate as all of them could witness a bumble bee in flight. So if we observe cold fusion producing heat then it is not intelligent to go into denial. If someone can present, with formal proofs, the explanation of why cold fusion is an illusion they certainly have had decades to do so. So just why is it so difficult to offer proof of the mechanism that appears to be cold fusion? The nay sayers do have some obligation to offer up proofs or accept the work of others. Einstein had to put up with several decades of the top people in physics claiming that he was wrong. Maybe bad patterns repeat themselves from time to time.

3 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

Jim Sadler No Law At All (322 comments)

Georgia is like Texas with a political and legal history that is beyond ignorant and insane. Frankly Georgia should not be allowed to have laws of its own or a court system or cops of their own. In cases like Georgia and Texas federal agencies should be in total control. These states have proven that they can not be self governing. Portions of Florida exhibit similar mind numbing legal practices.

4 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Jim Sadler Crush The Wonderful (292 comments)

The US has decomposed into a state where anything wonderful and new will be attacked and maybe crushed. We need to arrest congress people who vote for things like restraint of trade and we need Tesla to receive billions of dollars from states that have tried to crush them. We do not allow people who are in a house or senate to break the law and restrain trade and conspire to give advantage to more established companies. That is criminal in nature. So how about we drag Michigan into the federal courts and award a 100 billion dollar judgement to Tesla and dump Michigan into a cess pool for acting illegally? The same condition applies to leaders who allowed torture of foreign captives. They should have been hung as war criminals right up to and including Bush. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN NOT TORTURE PEOPLE - ever- for any reason what so ever. We also do not allow secret courts or the burial of information that is actually public property.

5 days ago
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FBI Warns Industry of Chinese Cyber Campaign

Jim Sadler A Way Out (105 comments)

Consider the size of US debts to China. Consider that we could seize and keep Chinese assets for the crime of cyber espionage. Or as an alternative we could try a hack that destroys the economic system of China. Maybe China needs a formal warning that we make make them howl, gnash their teeth and cast them into darkness for eternity.

5 days ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Jim Sadler Re:Scarier still.... (366 comments)

That can't happen. Being a republican is not a consequence of genetic selection. It is a consequence of brain injury, lack of education or a deep seated hatred of humanity.

5 days ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

Jim Sadler I Prefer (149 comments)

I would like a military strong enough to not have to worry about enemies knowing our secrets. In other words any hostile action of any type against the US would mean certain elimination of the region issuing the attack. Knowing our secrets should not matter a fig. Like Babe Ruth we point at the spot and knock it out of the ball park regardless of anything that others can do. A certainty of extermination would stop any half sane attackers. Israel could employ the same tactics easily. If a small bomb is delivered to Israel and major bomb could be sent back as a reply. Although Israel must knock down illegal homes and businesses that violate bounderies. Without doing that Israel has no moral right to exist.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Jim Sadler War On The People (228 comments)

As the US continues to decline we may well reach a tipping point at which riots and crime begin to run rampant. Food prices have increased severely enough already to induce anger and fear in the public. A loss of security in employment, loss of wealth due to the housing crash as well as a right wing infested congress may be just enough to cause serious chaos in the streets. With the wealthy not being prosecuted and a government unwilling to follow the law the conditions are just to ripe for a revolution or chaos. The use of torture on POWs has lost the moral high ground for the US government. Corporations do not have the respect or loyalty from most people. We have a justice system that functions wretchedly. Anyone that can recall 1970 knows how fast radical movements can grow and have massive effects upon the system. Food prices in Mexico already caused riots. The effects of pollution and global warming will push food at ever higher prices and water is becomming an ever more serious issue as well. I fear that the stage is set for a nasty era.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Jim Sadler Ebola is better (228 comments)

Really Ebola isn't all that bad and it just might make people think a bit. Every day our immune systems face too many attacks. We reject most of the attacks and any losses are subtle and probably not noticable at all. But international travel is causing way too many attacks upon our immune systems and at a certain point we weaken and are vulnerable to any common germ or virus. In order to curtail all too frequent exposures to diseases we need to ban long distance travel almost completely. Or another alternative would be isolation of returning travelers for a month or two. But allowing tourism for tourism's sake is not wise at all. Jet air craft and ocean liners pollute extensively which weakens human health. It is also a waste of natural resources. And then on top of that it amounts to a high speed sickness delivery system. Then we have national security issues as well. Those cute chinese toys that load our kids brains with lead are an example. Imported food contains god knows what. All in all we need to use our TVs more and stop running all over the planet. We really do rape the environment and we are paying the price.

about a week ago
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Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Dronecode Project

Jim Sadler Invite the NSA (24 comments)

They might as well invite the NSA as you can bet they will be all over this code and group anyway. It reminds me of the guy who built a cheap and effective cruise missile. First they shut him down in the US so he moved I believe to New Zealand where the US governemnt again shut him down. The missles were not armed and the guy hand machined small jet engines to push the missles and laptops for internal guidance systems. In essence he took a two million dollar machine and reduced it to an effective machine for about 50K. . Although the military does not get the point we are now building weapons we can not afford to fire and engaging in modes of war that will bankrupt our nation. Not meaning to sound unfeeling but war does reduce to the bucks spent to bodies torn apart no matter how we like to see it. This was the same as the tragedy in Vietnam. We could have fired one good nuclear missle for a couple of million bucks and saved over a decade of violence and billions upon billions of money would have been saved and on top of that we would have had zero wounded and zero dead soldiers. That war would have ended in the first ten minutes. Notions of kinder and gentler wars may be counter productive or maybe the question is quiter and gentler to who?

about a week ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Jim Sadler PITA IS UNHAPPY (367 comments)

PITA is always unhappy. PITA is misrable. PITA is a scew ball org. that can not discern the difference between cruelty and reality. No sane person wants animals mistreated. But the nature of PITA is such that tossing a frisbee to my dog would be seen as an assault on the dog. They are simply sick old women with amplified sensitivities many of whom seek a career with a pay check and some power. Did they ever bother to think about how many camels would exist if they were not working animals? How many chickens would be alive if we gave up eating chicken and eggs? In my area if race horses and polo horses and show horses were banned we would never see a horse. PITA simply fails the sanity test.

about a week ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

Jim Sadler Toss in Testosterone (147 comments)

Well the answer to too much estrogen is a dose of testosterone. But seriously the real issue is an out of control size of population just about everywhere. We need strict control of reproduction. Not all people should be allowed to reproduce.

about a week ago

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