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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

RebelWithoutAClue Re:stopping who? (322 comments)

Guns: Every country that has had a gun ban strongly enforced has had a reduction in homicides. Every. Single. One.

But violent crime goes up though, as criminals feel they can commit crimes without a risk of meeting an armed owner for instance.

about a month and a half ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

RebelWithoutAClue Autism and hypothyroid (558 comments)

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this study yet. Perhaps Hypothyroid rates are skyrocketing and with it autism? http://www.sciencedaily.com/re... Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcoming Annals of Neurology. The association emerged from a study of more than 4,000 Dutch mothers and their children, and it supports a growing view that autism spectrum disorders can be caused by a lack of maternal thyroid hormone, which past studies have shown is crucial to the migration of fetal brain cells during embryo development.

about 7 months ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Sexually transmitted political power? (730 comments)

Except that countries didn't change all that much over 60 years, before the industrial revolution. So sons took over their father's work in many fields. Close enough for government work.

about a year ago
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A Ray of Hope For Americans and Scientific Literacy?

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Not Surprising (668 comments)

Actually a lot of big business is just fine with increased regulation, which generally hurts smaller businesses more.

1 year,2 days
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Congressional Committee Casts a Harsh Eye On Vaccination Science

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Congress Sucks (858 comments)

replying to kill accidental mod.

about 2 years ago
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180k-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans To Become Vegetarians, Move Out of Africa

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Vegetarian? (342 comments)

So... why did you stop being a vegan?

about 2 years ago
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180k-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans To Become Vegetarians, Move Out of Africa

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Vegetarian? (342 comments)

The problem is that people have large stores of b12, so the deficiency doesn't generally show up for a long time.

about 2 years ago
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Radioactive Decay Apparently Influenced By the Sun

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Oh. Oh no. (267 comments)

Scientists have just confirmed an effect, where there should be none, according to all of current science. Whether you like it or not, this is a crack in current science and there may be larger effects elsewhere. Disclaimer: For the record, I'm not even remotely a creationist.

more than 2 years ago
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Surfacestations: NOAA Has Overestimated Land Surface Temperature Trends

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Self selection (474 comments)

But yet they insist on actual elections before electing the President.

more than 2 years ago
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Solar X-Flare Blasts Directly Toward Earth

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Is it so wrong? (223 comments)

Just because one private aerospace company survived doesn't mean that the environment was even remotely conducive.

more than 2 years ago
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Solar X-Flare Blasts Directly Toward Earth

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Is it so wrong? (223 comments)

And the other poster is right: NASA never stifled spaceflight; they don't control aerospace worldwide, and there was nothing stopping anyone in other countries from getting into spaceflight. They sure didn't stop the Chinese and Russians from building spacecraft.

The environment outside the US was even worse. For example look at OTRAG. Aerospace is a highly politicized field, not to mention risky.

more than 2 years ago
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Solar X-Flare Blasts Directly Toward Earth

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Is it so wrong? (223 comments)

The environment outside the US was even worse. For example look at OTRAG. Aerospace used to be a highly politicized field.

more than 2 years ago
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Solar X-Flare Blasts Directly Toward Earth

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Is it so wrong? (223 comments)

Government money to NASA ruled the the Aerospace world though.

more than 2 years ago
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Solar X-Flare Blasts Directly Toward Earth

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Is it so wrong? (223 comments)

1. Self-driving cars are coming. That's pretty major.

2. Space-flight has been stifled for decades by NASA, no wonder we're finally seeing advances.

more than 2 years ago
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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Enact mandatory voting (388 comments)

"Death Panels" were kind of inevitable if you look at the consequences, and not just at the text of the law. Guns: What do you think Fast and Furious was all about? It was used as an excuse to bring in gun control. Socialism: I'd say Obamacare counts. See, it's possibly for reasonable people to differ on the issues, and even what counts as an issue.

more than 2 years ago
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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

RebelWithoutAClue Re: having an opinion (388 comments)

But eventually the truth did get to some extent, and some people got egg on their faces. The erosion of credibility is gradual.

more than 2 years ago
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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

RebelWithoutAClue Re: having an opinion (388 comments)

And you'd listen to them and figure out, based on the present information, and historic record, who is more likely to be correct. If none of them can resolve the problems, then I guess we will just have to wait until people are adequately motivated to find a a solution.

more than 2 years ago
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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

RebelWithoutAClue Re: having an opinion (388 comments)

The most important things they see are definitely real. Like for example, the price of Gas and Groceries. And the job situation. Can't hide any of those for very long.

more than 2 years ago
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Kaspersky Says Lack of Digital Voting Will Be Democracy's Downfall

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Enact mandatory voting (388 comments)

"you can control who becomes vocal about voting."

Well, sure. You do want candidates to explain to people what the issues are and why you should vote for them. Isn't that just part of the election process?

more than 2 years ago
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Taxes Lead Angry Birds Maker Rovio To Consider Move To Ireland

RebelWithoutAClue Re:Low corp taxes? (626 comments)

These guys are probably too small to play that game. Plus GE talks a good game on renewables, which these guys can't.

more than 2 years ago

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