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Forum: Politics & Religion June 14th, 2011, 14:23
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Heronblade
2 counts of vehicle homicide=house arrest?

Background (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-hit-run-levin-10-apr10,0,2596269.story)

Verdict…
Forum: Politics & Religion June 9th, 2011, 14:31
Replies: 39
Views: 1,765
Posted By Heronblade
Smallpox is not gone. Measles would not have been…

Smallpox is not gone. Measles would not have been gone. All of the crap mankind has ever done has not resulted in the extinction of a single bacteria/virus species. In fact, we stopped vaccinating…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 16th, 2011, 16:45
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By Heronblade
That depends on how you look at the facts, or…

That depends on how you look at the facts, or more accurately, who is looking. For example, some people I know of "know" that the economy began its downward slide during Clinton's era, was barely…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 13th, 2011, 18:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
Copryright laws cover music containing pretty…

Copryright laws cover music containing pretty much every possible melody. Can't patent one without overturning the other, and there is far too much money in the business for companies to allow that.
Forum: Politics & Religion April 13th, 2011, 18:11
Replies: 151
Views: 4,841
Posted By Heronblade
In raw form, either the Democratic vision, or the…

In raw form, either the Democratic vision, or the Republican vision could work if implemented properly.

In the case of the former, it frees up money in the hands of the government, which if then…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 11th, 2011, 03:15
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
A lot of patents come from people who do not have…

A lot of patents come from people who do not have the ability to produce the product. A large portion of them for instance come from students in universities.
If you require the product to come…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 10th, 2011, 17:17
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
Under current international law, pretty much any…

Under current international law, pretty much any unique knowledge that can in theory be used for the sake of a marketable product can be patented. Unfortunately, that includes gene sequences that may…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 10th, 2011, 04:40
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
That unfortunately sounds all too familiar. There…

That unfortunately sounds all too familiar. There are companies these days that make their money off of patents. Not making new tech, not producing anything, just taking out patents for anything they…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 9th, 2011, 16:05
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
Technically it does apply, and they are protected…

Technically it does apply, and they are protected by it. But there are some ideas I would absolutely love to see die out, fast, to be remembered only by history. Germany had the right idea when they…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 8th, 2011, 13:48
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
Yes, there are a few cases where I honestly wish…

Yes, there are a few cases where I honestly wish we could make an exception to the freedom of speech and religion laws. Of course, aside from the political fallout, any exceptions made for these…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 8th, 2011, 13:42
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
Considering the fact that all European…

Considering the fact that all European governments since before the fall of Rome up until about 250 years ago used various means of pain and death on subjects not conforming to their beliefs, it…
Forum: Off-Topic April 8th, 2011, 02:07
Replies: 270
Views: 9,997
Posted By Heronblade
Generally ended up being a sniper more often than…

Generally ended up being a sniper more often than not. Given half a chance to set up, I could drop almost anything before it got within striking distance. OF course, that made getting ambushed……
Forum: Politics & Religion April 7th, 2011, 02:20
Replies: 930
Views: 66,567
Posted By Heronblade
Nice finds Zakhal, that will keep me laughing for…

Nice finds Zakhal, that will keep me laughing for a while

Heres a nice gem from a reply post in the first link:

"It's almost impossible to find a book that can compete with those PlayStation…
Forum: Off-Topic April 6th, 2011, 17:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Heronblade
It comes down to what employees they pay for and…

It comes down to what employees they pay for and where.

A large company like EA has several offices. The one in Germany I believe is primarily business. Their Customer service office is elsewhere,…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 6th, 2011, 16:12
Replies: 33
Views: 1,792
Posted By Heronblade
They're welcome to solar power tech in my…

They're welcome to solar power tech in my opinion, far too inefficient. You need a small countries worth of unused real estate to get a half decent output.
Forum: Politics & Religion April 6th, 2011, 01:26
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
No, but many cities, particularly those on the…

No, but many cities, particularly those on the east coast with similarly large ethnic populations, display similar grouping. Just because exceptions exist does not mean a generalization cannot be…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 5th, 2011, 21:18
Replies: 33
Views: 1,792
Posted By Heronblade
Could be worse, China could put that manpower to…

Could be worse, China could put that manpower to use equipping that bored army with better than just 60 year old equipment designs. Even the Russians who designed the thing have replaced the old AK47…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 5th, 2011, 20:55
Replies: 41
Views: 2,574
Posted By Heronblade
I've always been amazed at the ability of the…

I've always been amazed at the ability of the faithful to pick and choose scripture that happens to suit their purpose and preconceptions. Where was that passage being read during the time of the…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 5th, 2011, 20:46
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
Whether are not he meant to say that in…

Whether are not he meant to say that in particular, he is correct. The city of New York is an excellent example of what he is talking about. If you were to go through and assign particular districts…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 4th, 2011, 17:45
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
While exceptions do indeed exist, the majority of…

While exceptions do indeed exist, the majority of diehard racists are confined to the lower categories of education and income. The possibility that the subject at hand is one of these exceptions…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 4th, 2011, 17:41
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
To clarify, Christians. Muslims, and Jews all…

To clarify, Christians. Muslims, and Jews all have the old testament portion of the bible in common as holy text. Including the part that defines animals that are "clean" to eat. (For example, land…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 2nd, 2011, 20:11
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
Well yes and no Buzzkill, the economic aspects of…

Well yes and no Buzzkill, the economic aspects of segregation do coincide with a marked racial trend.

My home town for instance was at one point heavily segregated. A north/south railway splits it…
Forum: Off-Topic April 2nd, 2011, 16:27
Replies: 35
Views: 2,416
Posted By Heronblade
James, I like making from scratch where i can,…

James, I like making from scratch where i can, but pizza crusts are notoriously difficult to manage, especially without, as you mention, the right ovens. Good quality premade crusts work quite well…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 2nd, 2011, 01:33
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
He's British. I would say unfortunately, but…

He's British.

I would say unfortunately, but that awesome voice of his would be different if born here.
Forum: Politics & Religion April 1st, 2011, 19:29
Replies: 167
Views: 9,168
Posted By Heronblade
Thrasher, I suggest you take a breath and step…

Thrasher, I suggest you take a breath and step back. Regardless of whatever insult occurred here, perceived or otherwise, Rithrandil has already apologized, and appears to be sincere.

Now, as a…
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