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Why Being Wrong Makes Humans So Smart

nodd Re:This is why I use this name (311 comments)

erroneous
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin erroneus, from erron-, erro wanderer, from errare

Maybe it was in latin.

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Could Colorblindness Cure Be Morally Wrong?

nodd Re:WTF? Just ask the patient. (981 comments)

As long as it's able to run Crysis, I'd love it!

more than 4 years ago
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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

I'm kind of new here... Could anyone tell me why is my post considered "Trolling"?

more than 4 years ago
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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

Comparing Hitler and Mussolini to Chávez? Comparing Nazi Germany to Venezuela? Seriously?

dictatorship refers to an autocratic form of absolute rule by leadership unrestricted by law, constitutions, or other social and political factors within the state. [From wikipedia]

A dictator is one who has absolute power, not one who abuses power, that's a corrupt politician. If Chávez had absolute power, he wouldn't need a referendum in order to change the constitution, nor need the approval of the parliament. So no, I don't think he is a dictator.

In the next elections, people can vote for another person, and he'll have to leave office. Only if he doesn't, against the will of the people, can he be considered a dictator. Not before.

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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

I'm really lost here, did they said it in public or something? Or were they just accusations from the opposition? I do know there were supposedly some issues regarding the secrecy of votes. But complete lack of faith towards the CNE? Alignment with a political party? What did I miss?

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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

And so do dozens of presidents around the globe. Question is, has he?

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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

Because the main opposition parties let down their voters and withdrew, loosing all their power. It wasn't Chávez the one who killed the opposition, it was the right-wing parties themselves. They were the ones who decided to give Chávez 60% of the seats in the parliament.
Venezuela's elections' turnout are always higher than U.S., for instance, yet I don't see anybody calling U.S. presidents "dictators".

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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

That's just not true. Chávez' party got 60% of the votes in the last parliamentary elections, meaning he has majority and hence can make the decisions he wants, as long as his party agrees with him. There are other parties, but it's not Chávez' problem if they only got 8% of the votes.

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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

You do know that you cannot change the constitution just like that, right? If it has been changed so that he can be reelected infinitely, it's because the people of Venezuela voted for it.

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Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom

nodd Re:Not according to Sean Penn (452 comments)

Excuse me, but why should defamation not be punishable? What he said is,

"Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it. And this is mainstream media. There should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

And there is, you can go to jail for these false accusations. But of course, it's much more eye-catching using a title like "Sean Penn: Journalists who call Hugo Chávez a dictator should be jailed" than writing the actual quote.

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Physicists Discover How To Teleport Energy

nodd Re:Wow.... (365 comments)

Even if you could inject enough energy, you would need one transmitter for every battery in the world, since one particle can be only entangled to a single other particle.

more than 4 years ago

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