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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Oligonicella Re:DAESH, not ISIL (303 comments)

Everything you blocked was done by others beforehand. It's an ancient technique. Don't lay the blame solely on Christianity. He also scapegoated the gays, Gypsy clans and Catholics if you'll recall.

2 hours ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Oligonicella Re:Aggression in practice, right? (303 comments)

Someone who would sit back and allow that level of barbarity to continue until pleasantly asked to intervene needs get a mirror and sit for a day staring into the eyes looking back and asking why?

4 hours ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Oligonicella Re:My only question... (303 comments)

You understand Saddam did exactly that, right? Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Marsh Arabs, the Kurds, political critics... the list goes on.

4 hours ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Oligonicella Re:DAESH, not ISIL (303 comments)

No, political persecution was invented about a couple millennia or so earlier. The Nazis needed scapegoats. The Jews were different and low in number, therefore convenient. Like political hectoring today, it had nothing to do with reality. Hitler's religion had nothing to do with his goals or implementation.

4 hours ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Oligonicella Re:DAESH, not ISIL (303 comments)

They are Muslims, extreme and aberrant but Muslims, just as Phelps and crew are aberrant Christians (albeit not murderous). As for legitimacy, name them, make them a legitimate target and bomb them to oblivion. If you don't make them legitimate, some group of squealers will claim we're waging war against civilians.

4 hours ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Oligonicella Re:Right... (431 comments)

Yes it does. It just doesn't keep you at thirty.

yesterday
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Oligonicella Re:Only 5 years of retirement (431 comments)

If you think you have to wait for retirement for enjoyment in life you're doing it wrong. I spent fifteen years of my career using it to create, support and run a stunt show. Don't wait.

yesterday
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Oligonicella Re:The WHO (431 comments)

And you don't think their personal views are influenced by a disproportionate number of unhealthy older people? Most healthy older people don't visit the doctor with anything like the frequency of the infirm.

yesterday
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Oligonicella Re:Wake me when chimpanzees invent smelting (218 comments)

You're still using sophistication as a yardstick. Some animals will modify a natural object to work better. Your specificity is merely a moved goal post.

4 days ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Oligonicella Re:"could help explain the origins of human confli (218 comments)

If and only if said species is closely related. Socially motivated animal behaviorists have made claims about birds and then extrapolated them to humans. Very bogus.

4 days ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Oligonicella Re:Known for a long time (218 comments)

Many people are of the opinion that they can read animals' minds and motivations. Same thing goes for humans. It's a common problem in Soc Sci and one good reason why it's not really science based.

4 days ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Oligonicella Re:No surprise (218 comments)

Yes, but some people are so vested in the "for mating" meme that they will extrapolate until it's reached. You cannot mate if you do not survive is true, but the surviving is denominator enough on its own.

4 days ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Oligonicella Re:No surprise (218 comments)

Some very smart people engage in violence because they want to or they find it profitable. It's a Soc Sci construct that violence is only a resort of be "forced into a corner".

4 days ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Oligonicella Re: No surprise (218 comments)

All three of those can be used for right or wrong.

4 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Oligonicella Re:Ah well (541 comments)

Changing a theme for the sake of changing a theme isn't moving forward, it's just remodeling the kitchen. I happen to like my older theme because it's become invisible to me now. That's what I want in an OS UI. Why change for the sake of? It's like comparing car styles. Meh.

about a week ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Oligonicella Re:Aero Or Go Home (541 comments)

That's just taste. I turned transparency off. Also that stupid window fall down animation. I don't want an "artistic" interface, I have programs for any art I want.

about a week ago

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