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  • On 31 Aug 2014 in Police are organized crime syndicates, Dan8267 said:

    Call it Crazy says

    Ahhh... the day wouldn't be complete without a Dan anti-cop rant....

    Translation: I have no argument against the victim's complaint in this video, so I'll make a personal attack against the poster and hope nobody notices I have no case.

  • On 31 Aug 2014 in 33yr old Indiana woman faces decades in prison for botched aborton, Dan8267 said:

    This is why prosecutors should have to bear the punishment of a crime if they don't get a jury conviction. It would end false charges immediately. Clearly at least one, if not both, charges are false.

  • On 31 Aug 2014 in Undercover cop convinces autistic teen into selling him weed, Dan8267 said:

    Such stings demonstrate that it's not just a few bad apples ruining the police forces. They are mostly bad apples and the problems are systemic.

  • On 30 Aug 2014 in Proper way to discipline your daughter for being a sexual being, Kentucky style, Dan8267 said:

    Tate D. Rhodes allegedly slapped his 17-year-old on her face and legs, pulled her hair, dragged her around the house and made her wear a burlap sack, according to Louisville Metro Police.

    And when she's 18 and in college, she will in no way seek revenge on her dad by fucking everyone on campus.

  • On 30 Aug 2014 in The toddler the police threw a grenade at has a hole in his chest, Dan8267 said:

    jazz music says

    They will lie to protect each other. This who won't will be hounded and stalked out of the police force ensuring that the bad cops are in control.

    So much for "few bad apples" argument. If they are not going to do wrong they have nothing to fear from witnesses and cameras. They've been telling us that shit since day one.


  • On 30 Aug 2014 in Atlanta Cop Kills and Immolates His Way to Cop of the Year Candidacy, Dan8267 said:

    APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says

    The local cops let him go through TSA checkpoints at Hartsfield-Jackson to see if he was packing before they arrested him, using the legendarily incompetent security act as a human shield on their behalf. Tasty use of hated scum.

    Cops are cowards. They have no problem endangering the lives of others to protect their bacon.

    lostand confused says

    Cop was texting and driving and admits to being distracted by his computer-but still won't be charged.

    And this is exactly why we know it's not just a few bad apples. There is massive, systematic, non-prosecution of police who commit crimes. The system would not be designed to prevent cops from being prosecuted if this was a rare problem.

  • On 30 Aug 2014 in CA-if a woman smiles, enjoys sex with you-you still raped her, Dan8267 said:

    lostand confused says

    Do women ever get prosecuted for false rape accusations?

    Unfortunately, no. The punishment for false accusations of crimes should be the same as actual commission of those crimes. If the false accuser is a cop, then ten times the maximum punishment, because the cop used the power and authority of the state in the crime of false accusation.

  • On 30 Aug 2014 in CA-if a woman smiles, enjoys sex with you-you still raped her, Dan8267 said:

    rooemoore says

    This law is really about getting state universities to be tougher on, for example, frat parties where drunk/drugged and semi-conscious or unconscious girls are fucked.

    Clearly rape:
    1. Drugging a person and then fucking him/her.
    2. Having sex with a person who is unconscious.

    Clearly not rape:
    1. A woman chooses to get drunk, has sex, and later regrets it.

    And yes, both young men and young women deliberately use alcohol to get laid. Young women also use alcohol for plausible deniability, saying they only did it because of the booze. They erroneously think this makes them look less slutty when it really just makes them look like a drunk.

    In consensual sex, it's pretty damn obvious its consensual without a word being spoken. I'm pretty sure she wants to when she puts the condom on me with her mouth. That's usually a very good hint.

  • On 29 Aug 2014 in I'm not your brother says white cop to black man, Dan8267 said:

    Strategist says

    No one was assaulted or tortured.

    Shortly thereafter, the phone gets knocked out of Lollie’s hands as the cops cuff him. One can then hear the sound of a taser charging and Lollie’s screams as the cops tase him.

    That's assault with a deadly weapon and torture. Tasers are torture devices and they have killed.

  • On 29 Aug 2014 in I'm not your brother says white cop to black man, Dan8267 said:

    And are these cops who assaulted, tortured, and falsely arrested an innocent man more of the few bad apples?

    Too bad the victim didn't shoot the cops in the head and posthumous place them under citizen's arrest.

  • On 29 Aug 2014 in CA-if a woman smiles, enjoys sex with you-you still raped her, Dan8267 said:

    The problem with the law is that no man or woman verbally says, "I consent to have sex with you at this time.". No one does. Not ever.

    I mean, have you ever, ever had sex with a woman? Did she every state a "verbal affirmation" that she wanted sex? Women don't do that, they never have, and you can't fight millions of years of evolution.

    That's not to say it's not clear when sex is consensual and when it's not. But this bill does nothing to solve that problem. It's still one person's word against another unless their is evidence of violence or a video of the act. Hell, in principle, a man could claimed that the woman raped him since she initiated the sex and he did not give verbal affirmation. I doubt our courts would be impartial though.

    MattBayArea says

    Additionally, when women are so drugged up that they can't consent

    That's already illegal and easy to prove, unlike lack of verbal affirmation.

    MattBayArea says

    The bottom line is that there is NOT a problem with women lying and claiming they were raped in order to get men in trouble.

    There are scumbag men who rape and there are scumbag women who lie about being raped. There is plenty of evidence for both claims.

  • On 29 Aug 2014 in Lawnmowers-what kind do you use?, Dan8267 said:

    lostand confused says

    Lawnmowers-what kind do you use?

    I just borrow Apocalypsefuck's lawnmower.

  • On 29 Aug 2014 in CA-if a woman smiles, enjoys sex with you-you still raped her, Dan8267 said:

    Unless they arrest every woman who has sex without providing written or recorded consent and receiving the same from the man, this bill would be a violation of the Equals Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Under law, men and women are equals. Period. No law shall be applied to one while the other has immunity.

    Furthermore, this law does nothing to prevent the he said / she said problem. It would make more sense to require all people in California to wear chastity belts that can only be unlocked by the state. That way, consent can be confirmed and notarized, and made a public record. Of course, that means everybody knows who everybody is fucking.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Proper way to discipline your daughter for being a sexual being, Kentucky style, Dan8267 said:

    zzyzzx says

    Article is useless without the cellphone pics.

    Here you go...

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Proper way to discipline your daughter for being a sexual being, Kentucky style, Dan8267 said:

    curious2 says

    Dan8267 says

    So, what would be an appropriate punishment for a teenager having a sex life?

    If he had been a devout Muslim parent in one of our Sharia "allies," he would have killed her and called it honor.

    True, they are worse. However, the reason why American Christians aren't as bad as Middle East Muslims today is that we rationalists, atheists, and naturalists have been dragging Europe and its American colonies into the 21st century kicking and screaming.

    There's nothing inherently less violent in Christian mythology or history than in Islams or a multitude of other false -- redundant -- religions.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Totalitarian despots criticize United States over Ferguson, Dan8267 said:

    Strategist says

    The first 5 cannot be changed.

    That doesn't negate the significance of these events.

    Strategist says

    We should assassinate known terrorist without trial.

    The whole point of a fair, open trial is to know that a person is guilty of a crime before punishing or killing him.

    Strategist says

    7. No idea what that is.

    Police often arrest protestors and social advocates for crimes that are very selectively prosecuted or charges that are pure fabrications like disturbing the peace. This happened often in the 1960s. The FBI stalked MLK, JR for years trying to arrest him for anything in order to silence and discredit him and delay the civil rights movement.

    MLK was imprisoned in Birmingham, AL for promoting civil rights. That's the most famous example, but there are thousands of others.

    Strategist says

    8. OK, lets legalize drugs and prostitution. They are victimless crimes.

    Absolutely. Why should the state, even in principle, have the power to outlaw these things? If I cannot regulate who you have sex with or what substances you ingest, then how can I give this power to the state? I cannot give that which I do not possess. But if I and no other citizen has this power, then no one can give this power to the state. Nor the multitudes of people who lack this power can give to the state.

    Now then, if the state derives its power from the people and the people have no right to regulate the conditions upon which you have sex with another person, then how can the state have this power even in principle?

    The only justification for allowing the state to have such power is "might is right" and that justifies the state killing your entire family without reason or accountability.

    It's like the Broken Windows Theory. You don't tolerate even small crimes (by the government) because they lead to bigger crimes. If that applies to the average citizen, then it should also apply to big government.

    Strategist says

    9. Did they break the law?

    According to the Constitution, the highest law in our land, a resounding no.

    But let's say they did. Didn't the Jews break the law by being Jewish in Germany during the 1930s? So, did the Jews deserve the Holocaust?

    The statement that people deserve to be arrested and imprison for breaking the law is contingent upon the assumption that the laws are just. If they are not, breaking the law is no wrong.

    The utter hypocrisy of such a statement is illustrated by our country, which would not even exist if our founding fathers hadn't broken the law by revolting against the legal British government. Everything they did in the American revolution was as illegal then as it would be today if someone tried to overthrow our current government. So, should the founding fathers had been arrested? If so, then our country should not even exist.

    America could never have existed, even in principle, without massive law breaking and a multitude of felonies.

    Strategist says

    10. Only Prius drivers need complain.

    What the hell does that have to do with coal power plants, farm run-off, fracking, and a multitude of other forms of theft?

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Proper way to discipline your daughter for being a sexual being, Kentucky style, Dan8267 said:

    OMFG, the guy's a freaking nurse!

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Totalitarian despots criticize United States over Ferguson, Dan8267 said:

    dublin hillz says

    Are china, russia, venezuela, egypt and those bastards isis really that delusional to believe that we won't see through their charade and mock outrage?

    They don't have to be right for us to be wrong. It's not like any of those countries have done anything worse than what America has done. Let's go over America's mission accomplish list...

    1. Genocide, check.
    2. Slavery, check.
    3. Segregation, check.
    4. Shooting to death unarmed protestors, check.
    5. Lethal medical experiment on unwitting civilians, check.
    6. Assassinating own citizens without trial or charges, check.
    7. Selective prosecution for the purpose of eliminating political rivals and taking down social reformers, check.
    8. Mass incarceration of people for victimless crimes that are selectively prosecuted based on politics, class, and race, check.
    9. Turning own citizens into political refugees and political prisoners, check.
    10. Poisoning drinking water, food supplies, and air, check.

    Don't worry, those countries have nothing on us.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Totalitarian despots criticize United States over Ferguson, Dan8267 said:

    dublin hillz says

    Totalitarian despots criticize United States over Ferguson

    It's like when Al Qaeda said that ISIS was going too far.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Gun safety instructor shot and killed by student, Dan8267 said:

    Strategist says

    curious2 says

    The real moral of the story is that the range staff were insufficiently armed.

    Guns and kids just don't mix. That little girl probably learnt to kill even before she learnt about the birds and the bees.

    Well at least she wasn't smoking pot. That stuff will fuck up a kid, unlike mowing down a human being with an Uzi.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in Gun safety instructor shot and killed by student, Dan8267 said:

    curious2 says

    The real moral of the story is that the range staff were insufficiently armed.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, Dan8267 said:

    Well, Rodney C. Adkins is full of shit and so is his Forbes article. This is what happens when people listen to dumb-ass executives who've done little, if any, actual engineering. This smuck has at most five years of "engineering" experience from 1981 to 1986. After that, he's been a worthless manager or executive. Yet, he's pretending to know how to get more people into STEM and make it better. What a poser.

    Let's go over the most important parts of his article

    First, we need to increase the size of the STEM education pipeline by maintaining an enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math throughout high school and college.

    First off, this is coming from an asshole who's a vice-president of the Fortune 500 company most responsible for outsourcing of STEM and the resulting brain drain. During every economic downturn, IBM has mass layoffs of American and European STEM workers. During every upswing, IBM hired Chinese and Indian slave labor. Doing this allowed IBM to thinly mask the fact that it was deliberately replacing its industrialized workers with cheap slave labor in third world sweatshops. This is exactly why

    Our youngest students show an interest in STEM subjects, but the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has concluded that roughly 40% of college students planning to major in engineering and science end up switching to other subjects.

    Yeah, young adults in college look at how the people in an industry are currently treated and what the future of the industry looks like. For the past 20 years, American big business has sent the unequivocal message that all STEM work, especially software development, will be done in the third world for third world wages. Quality, reliability, and even development speed is unimportant compared to making sure that almost zero of the wealth generated by STEM workers goes to STEM workers. No, it must all go to the executives and the owner class, even if that means making the pie itself smaller.

    And IBM spearheaded this movement. Assholes like Rodney C. Adkins are directly responsible. Now he's trying to fool children into entering an industry that will provide too few jobs and not provide a living wage for the jobs that it does provide. If you want to earn a living in STEM, you have to work for yourself and directly sell your products or services. Working for a company is a death sentence.

    If American companies want more American STEM workers, the only way to get this is to spend the next 20 years treating the current STEM workers a hell of a lot better. This means no outsourcing, no H1B visas, and doubling or tripling the wages, or better yet, providing STEM workers the same level of profit sharing as CEOs get.

    These companies have spent the past 20 years screwing over STEM workers with outsourcing and the past 30 years screwing over STEM workers with H1B visa imports. There is no quick fix for harming the STEM workforce for decades. It takes 10 years of intense commitment and hard work to become decent at any STEM discipline. Sure, a lot of Gen X software developers got their 10 years in between the ages of 8 and 18, but they are the exception to the rule. In either case, a 10-year commitment is not something anyone will be willing to do for an industry that is actively looking for every opportunity to make its workers unemployed.

    The very attitude of these scum-bag executives is wrong. STEM workers are not costs. They are the ONLY wealth-producing assets in the company. Everyone else is, at best, overhead. Any company who's products or services are based on technology, which is just about every company today except farming and the service industry (maid, hotel, restaurant, etc.), is basically selling the wealth produce by STEM workers. They are not only the greatest assets of these companies, they are the only wealth-producing assets. No, not even the sales team is wealth-producing. They are overhead needed to move the wealth generated by STEM. Managers, executives, marketing, etc. are even more so.

    Second, we need to improve the composition of the STEM education pipeline to include more women and underrepresented minorities. Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S., they hold less than 25% of STEM-related jobs.

    And that's because American women are lazy bigots. Yeah, that's not politically correct, but it's true. No teenage girl or young woman wants to enter a STEM field, especially software, precisely because it takes way the fuck more effort than other fields that pay as well or better. Pharmacists have salaries almost identical to software developers and they don't do shit work. Really, how hard is it to type a prescription number in a form and place a container under an automated pill counter? A five-year-old could do that.

    Compare that to debugging a hundred-thousand line mess of legacy code involving SQL, ADO .NET, C#, JavaScript, JQuery, and ASP .NET just to find where the bug is when QA can't reproduce it and you've got nothing but a customer complaint to go off of. Oh shit, some property setter causes a side-effect of a wrong HTTP header being sent from web service X to the web server Y, causing Y to silently swallow an exception and abort doing some task that a gentleman's agreement calls for in web server Z. Yeah, counting those pills was so damn hard before that was automated. Now the pharmacists can concentrate on their other difficult tasks like placing the label sticker on the contain before handing it to the customer.

    Oh, and by the way, the whole reason you'll be debugging shit like the above is because the company tried to use cheap ass outsourced or H1B Visa labor to write the system in the first place and they did a god-awful job. Now the company can't expand or offer new business functionality until you pay off all their technical debt. And that means 70+ hours a week, no overtime pay. Hey, if you were being paid by the hour, they'd still expect overtime and for you to submit only 40 hours to the worthless headhunter agency taking 20-80% of the billable rate.

    Don't believe me about the 80%? Back in the late 1990s, I've seen billable rates of $120/hr where the contractor (software developer) was getting $25/hr. That's an 80% haircut. Why do you think the headhunters always demand to know your salary history? It lets them gauge how much they can fleece you.

    Speaking of rates, if the going rate for software developers was $120/hr like it was back in 1998, I guarantee you that multitudes of people including women and minorities would be majoring in computer science. But with wages and rates that are still below 1998 levels in nominal dollars, why would anyone enter a workforce that is looked down upon as social lepers.

    Given that for the past 20 years, STEM in general and software development in particular have been harped as the best careers for the 21st century, shouldn't workers in these fields be respected at least as well as doctors, lawyers, judges, bankers, and executives? Well, that hasn't happen, especially by women. Since the late 1970s women have looked upon STEM majors and STEM professionals with disdain and contempt. This is their problem and is not the fault of men. The male STEM student and professional has done more to welcome and placate women than men in any other field, especially the ones that women want to enter like sports, sales, marketing, management, and executive-level positions. The shortage of women in STEM is entirely and solely explained by the bigotry and laziness of women who look down on STEM and who don't want to do the intense work that STEM requires. The few women who are lazy, bigots and who have even a passing interest in STEM are extremely favored by companies simply because they are so damn rare. Women have a harder time getting invited to orgies than to a STEM team.

    Sometimes students just need role models who inspire them to pursue STEM-related careers.

    People deciding what career path to take look first and foremost at the current state of people in the career they are evaluating. Students don't need or want role models. Students need to see that there is job security and high income in a career, and that they won't get fucked over with outsourcing, unpaid overtime, lack of profit-sharing, loss of their intellectual property to a company that doesn't give a damn about them, and social stigma. Even the most worthless, beer-guzzling frat boy isn't so stupid as to enter a career with low prospects. Why do you think no one majors in manufacturing or agriculture anymore? It's because there are no living wage jobs in those industries.

    So, Rodney C. Adkins, take your head out of your ass and realize the simple truth…

    What James Earl Jones said about baseball applies to any field including every STEM field. If you build it, they will come, but if you tear it down, they will leave. If you create an industry where workers, the wealth producers, get to be productive and keep a fair share of their productivity, that is, get to maintain a high income and standard of living, then people will invest the enormous amount of time, effort, and sacrifice to become damn good in that field. But if you suppress incomes, exploit workers, replace them with economic slave labor in third world shitholes, then people will leave that industry and young adults will rightfully stay away from that industry.

    Just remember, there is a 20-year lag between the decisions of companies and the results. It's been 20 years of suppressing STEM worker's bargaining power, and so many have left these industries and few have entered them. That's why today, despite there being many unemployed STEM workers, few are good. The intelligent people who would have entered these fields haven't. And those people who did enter this field had no one to mentor them. The passing of knowledge from one generation to the next has been broken and expertise have been permanently lost. Rebuilding that knowledge base takes at least two generations. This is why a brain drain is a horrible thing. It can permanently shift an economic activity from one nation to another, and you don't want to lose the wealth generation of STEM industries.

    In order to reverse the brain drain, the corporations like IBM that caused it must now invest in STEM by hiring and paying high salaries to the very workers they screwed over. They have to do this for 20 years in order to convince the next generation, those being born today, to enter into STEM fields. But I highly doubt they would do that. Capitalism rewards short-term greed, not long-term investment. Executives are rewarded based on quarterly gains even if those gains come at the expense of destroying the company or the underlying industry. In particular, Fortune 500 companies have used the past 20 years to sell off America's STEM industry for a tiny fraction of what it was worth. Then their CEOs bought yachts with the profits from the sales. Had we kept these industries, the profits from them would have been enough to buy navies, not just yachts.

    Essentially, this is what happened to manufacturing during the 1970s and 1980s. It is what happened to agriculture in the early 20th century. Maybe it's inevitable. But don't then claim that we could or even should encourage a generation of young adults to give up other opportunities to enter a STEM field. Those young adults aren't that foolish, and it is unethical to trick them into forgoing prosperous careers for ones that are obsolete by design.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, Dan8267 said:

    Peter P says

    Trust me, companies want exceptional generalists instead.

    Actually, what companies want are replaceable cogs because such cogs have no bargaining power. That's why companies have always tried to dumb-down software development.

    Of course, they have always failed because software development is an inherently skilled task. You don't develop software that's already been developed by someone else because it's cheaper to buy than develop. Therefore, the only software that needs developing is something that solves a problem that hasn't been solved before, and so solving it inherently requires skill, intelligence, and ingenuity. It cannot be done by unskilled labor.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, Dan8267 said:

    curious2 says

    Dan8267 says

    Software development is like the Olympics. You have to start when you are young in order to compete.

    I question that assertion, although I agreed with most of your comment prior to that point. If you look at really brilliant programmers from NSA for example, they don't become idiots after 40.

    To clarify, if you start out at 5, you can become an expert by 15. If you start out at 20, you won't be an expert until your 30, and that's only if you have as much free time to devote to the skill as you did when you were 5-15. In reality, people in their 20s are more busy than 5-15 year-olds because of dating, jobs, etc. Yes, you can learn on the job, but you'll get 5 hours a week top compared to as much time as you want to spend when your just learning.

    From 5 to 18, you have three months uninterrupted time to study anything you want in the summer. Plus you have fewer responsibilities to take up time. And imagine anyone starting a family in their 20s.

    For all practical purposes, if you start at 20, it will really take you until your 35 to acquire the same level of expertise that someone starting at 10 would acquire by the time he's 18. Youth have more time to learn and younger brains learn more quickly.

    I'm in my 30s, so I'm aware of how much that sucks, but it's the truth.

  • On 28 Aug 2014 in STEM graduate says he can't find a job, Dan8267 said:

    To find real work, I had to teach myself new technologies and skills outside of class, and it wasn’t easy.

    If this doesn't appeal very strongly to you, don't even bother with software development. A good software developer has to learn as much as a good doctor has to learn, except that in software, you have to learn that amount every five years because everything changes in that time. Imagine being in medical school your entire life while also working. That's what software development is.

    If you're not prepared to do that, don't bitch and moan when you find out that's what it takes. Software can pay well, but it's not easy. If you want an easy career, look elsewhere.

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