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Forum: Breaking News 24th March 2011, 14:09
Replies: 2
Views: 2,028
Posted By baafie
If you can't keep your kid quiet (which I presume...

If you can't keep your kid quiet (which I presume is the issue here) you should not bring it with you on a plane.

Obviously discrimation based on religion is bogus. Maybe the US should pass some...
Forum: Winamp Site Design 16th February 2011, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 3,415
Posted By baafie
How were passwords stored?

That's the central question, yet the breach FAQ doesn't answer it. So spill the beans.
Forum: Breaking News 13th January 2011, 08:57
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
How many terrorist attacks do you know of that...

How many terrorist attacks do you know of that were prevented by people reporting anything suspicious?

Being something is not doing something.
Forum: Breaking News 12th January 2011, 22:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
So what can you do, exactly?

So what can you do, exactly?
Forum: Breaking News 12th January 2011, 16:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
That is why I asked for an explanation. ...

That is why I asked for an explanation.

Well, I see no point in having knowledge of a potential threat. Potentially, anything could happen when I cross the street. But knowing that something could...
Forum: Breaking News 11th January 2011, 20:14
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
What does knowing about the increased "threat...

What does knowing about the increased "threat level" have to do with your relatives knowing about your fate?

A meteor may hit your roof and kill you on impact tomorrow. Are you going to build a...
Forum: Breaking News 8th January 2011, 10:50
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
How is telling people about the 'threat level'...

How is telling people about the 'threat level' going to keep them from dying?
Forum: Breaking News 7th January 2011, 21:26
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
It would be transparency if they explained what...

It would be transparency if they explained what caused them to increase the 'threat level'.
Forum: Breaking News 7th January 2011, 11:09
Replies: 26
Views: 3,755
Posted By baafie
And what exactly is informing the public about...

And what exactly is informing the public about this going to achieve? There's nothing they can do about it. Oh yes... keeping them scared, that's what!
Forum: Breaking News 12th December 2010, 17:47
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
Personally, I don't think that the public...

Personally, I don't think that the public property test is all that relevant. The question is whether the government is establishing a state religion. By leading a courtroom in prayer, a judge is...
Forum: Breaking News 12th December 2010, 15:56
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
Clearly, constitutional law is not your strong...

Clearly, constitutional law is not your strong point.
Forum: Breaking News 11th December 2010, 17:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
I think there is little point in that sort of...

I think there is little point in that sort of discussion. You are preaching to the choir for the most part. Then there's ROH who has already made up his mind ("a certain amount of state-sponsored...
Forum: Breaking News 11th December 2010, 15:15
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
That's hardly irrelevant, because so long as the...

That's hardly irrelevant, because so long as the Supreme Court holds that view, it will continue to happen. (And it is in fact increasing.)
Forum: Breaking News 11th December 2010, 14:11
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
I agree with you that all campaign contributions...

I agree with you that all campaign contributions are bribes.

Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court has decided that bribing politicians is free speech.
Forum: Breaking News 8th December 2010, 23:23
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
You are nitpicking because even though the US is...

You are nitpicking because even though the US is a republic, we call it a democracy in everyday language.

And sure, there is a distinction between the forms of government. But it is not relevant...
Forum: Breaking News 8th December 2010, 22:33
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
That's too nit-picky even for my tastes. What I...

That's too nit-picky even for my tastes. What I inferred was, of course, a central tenet of a democratic society. Not of the form of government. And if memory serves me, the US is officially a...
Forum: Breaking News 8th December 2010, 22:03
Replies: 30
Views: 3,446
Posted By baafie
You can sue the government for unconstitutional...

You can sue the government for unconstitutional taxation without landing in jail. Just pay the taxes, and if you win, you get the money back.



One of the fundamental tenets of democracy is...
Forum: General Discussions 27th November 2010, 17:30
Replies: 33
Views: 7,304
Posted By baafie
Doing groceries online is problematic here -- you...

Doing groceries online is problematic here -- you they usually screw up your order, and you pay a lot more, and they usually get you the fresh stuff that's almost gone bad. Doing shopping yourself...
Forum: Breaking News 27th November 2010, 16:57
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By baafie
Obviously the worldwide economy is the #1 news...

Obviously the worldwide economy is the #1 news item (and has been for over a year). Even the smallest variation, that people could attribute to either recovery or the opposite, is (apparently)...
Forum: Breaking News 4th November 2010, 18:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By baafie
Apparently the legislature disagrees, as they...

Apparently the legislature disagrees, as they have apparently not succeeded in rescinding this "Measure".
Forum: Breaking News 4th November 2010, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By baafie
Business as usual then.

Business as usual then.
Forum: General Discussions 31st October 2010, 22:53
Replies: 35
Views: 4,962
Posted By baafie
Charities depend on donations of this sort of...

Charities depend on donations of this sort of equipment. In the US, you can include public schools as well.
Forum: Breaking News 20th October 2010, 18:22
Replies: 44
Views: 6,448
Posted By baafie
For the record, we also discussed the ones on the...

For the record, we also discussed the ones on the right.
Forum: Breaking News 20th October 2010, 18:15
Replies: 44
Views: 6,448
Posted By baafie
Actually, I am a centre-left nutter and a...

Actually, I am a centre-left nutter and a moderate liberal. ;)
Forum: Breaking News 20th October 2010, 15:13
Replies: 44
Views: 6,448
Posted By baafie
Ignoring the obvious flamebait, my interest is...

Ignoring the obvious flamebait, my interest is with the best possible outcome for the victim. I think it is better to let the police handle such situations because they are better at it.

Note that...
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