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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

kaatochacha Re:This isn't scaremongering. (334 comments)

I once suggested, in my youth, that the United States annex Canada because it would be "neat". I was appropriately castigated for making important decisions based on silliness

3 hours ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

kaatochacha Re:I hate to be this guy... (168 comments)

Have you ever thought that, perhaps, by feeding someone less fortunate, they stopped trying to help themselves , and ended up worse off then if you'd just stopped being a hand-wringing idiot and drove your civic that you earned?

yesterday
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

kaatochacha Re:Great one more fail (582 comments)

“There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”
  Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

kaatochacha aaaand... (582 comments)

Cue the guy who thinks a ban on all guns in workable, and in the next comment rages against the war on drugs and how it's been an abject failure.

2 days ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

kaatochacha Re:It's a bad sign (223 comments)

Yeah, there's too many "eventually"'s in that...

5 days ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

kaatochacha Re:It's a bad sign (223 comments)

I eventually grew tired of debating the whole "but does it even matter". Eventually, I simply decided to do/vote whatever I think is right. Do the correct and moral thing based on my beliefs. In the long run, it may not change anything. But I've stayed true to myself, and hopefully if enough people do that, things may change.

5 days ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

kaatochacha Re:Nobody took it far enough. (462 comments)

I agree, except for #4. Islam at the top religion in the US in 10 years is just silly talk. It would require MASS conversion.

5 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

kaatochacha Re:Parole? (259 comments)

My solution:
Determine the average person's earnings over their lifetime.
Take the white collar criminal's stolen earnings and compare them to the this. If they exceed it, then they have effectively stolen the equivalent of a lifetime's work. Thus, they need to pay it back, with their own life.

So, if the average person working over their life earns ( I'm making this up, I don't know what it is) 2 million dollars and the Bernie Madoff wannabe embezzled more than that, then it's a death sentence.

about a week ago
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China's Island Factory

kaatochacha Re:Hypocrits (199 comments)

Two wrongs don't make a right.

about a week ago
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China's Island Factory

kaatochacha Re:Might want to tighten the bolts on those sabers (199 comments)

By your logic, we should simply build a lot of islands exactly 201 miles from the Chinese coast and declare them "ours", and institute 200 mile range out towards the chinese coast, then bitch when their ships launch.

about a week ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

kaatochacha Re:Defund (142 comments)

Tell that to my friend who had her long time friend stabbed to death. I'm sure he often sits around in the afterlife contemplating how much better his death by stabbing was to a death by gunshot.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

kaatochacha I really hate... (362 comments)

I really hate how people, fantastically successful at one task/job, suddenly decide they're superior and all-knowing in all areas.
"Oh yes, I made billions making and selling on operating system. So naturally I'm a genius in history education"
"Oh yes, I was a big hit modelling naked and being on a talk show, so naturally I can pontificate on how immunizations cause autism"
"Oh yes, I'm a big star of screen and film, and they pay me millions to act. So naturally, my political views are unimpeachable"

about a week ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kaatochacha Re:I predict (1134 comments)

In the end, correct representations of women in gaming will probably require women writing/authoring/controlling the game production.
I'm curious what a rah rah super macho action game would be like made entirely by women with no male input. I'm sure it would be equally stupid. Or, alternately, very funny.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

kaatochacha Re:I predict (1134 comments)

"Maybe we could get rid our desire to have sex"
The hard core feminists already have kind of done that....

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

kaatochacha Re:Better hands than GW Bush (150 comments)

There are times in life when you need to admit " I'm just digging this hole further down", and let it go.
That time for you, in this argument, is now.
However, I know you won't.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

kaatochacha Re:Great (789 comments)

so....you don't trust the CIA and the US government, until they say what you want, at which point their logic is unimpeachable?

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

kaatochacha Re:http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/ (789 comments)

It's hard to take over a country yourself when you're trying to pretend you're not helping the locals, and said locals aren't really good at taking over a country. Like the US support of the various South Vietnamese Governments during the Vietnam war: If your "allies" are incompetent, corrupt idiots, it's really hard to make things work.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

kaatochacha Re:Not the end... (789 comments)

I get the feeling that the United States at this point couldn't overthrow a volleyball over a low wall made of aluminum cans.

about two weeks ago

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