Comment history for fcsuper.

What to do for a sprained ankle by [deleted] in medical

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Grrr, it's one of those sites. Was fine, but now. No, I don't have a logon, so I'm just going to delete.

'Ready for WAR' Kim Jong-un promises 'POWERFUL RESPONSE' after US Navy deployment to Korea by ShaneTO in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Another photoshopped image of stock footage of our carrier with flames?

Western media inflate Syria death toll to justify intervention - Assad by basedputin in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

This is the same guy that said it doesn't matter how many people died in the WWII Holocaust.

US FDA warns Indian API maker for faking certificates of analysis by fcsuper in medical

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

When you and I do it, it's fraud and get jail time. When a company does it, it's fake and get a letter that tells them to make it less fake.

Scientists Wrong On Dangers Of Salt -- But Right On Global Warming? by FreeSpeachRocks in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

This is fake news making false comparisons with a click-bait title. When you read the article, it actual says that scientists have study that says too little salt causes high blood pressure. This isn't actually news. For a long time now, science has been saying that high amounts of salt isn't related high blood pressure. It's the doctors who got it wrong. Just like dentist got it wrong with dental floss. This misunderstanding is the result of ignoring science, not scientist getting it wrong. Article is a journalist disaster.

Researcher: Nudity can disrupt the natural inhibition men have toward non-consensual sex by ProfessorWoland in science

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

After reading the article, it has NOTHING to do with natural inhibitions towards rape. In fact, the article (and perhaps the original study) misses the point. Men are not typically aroused by hearing rape stories. Men are aroused by seeing naked women. So, show a man a naked woman while reading a rape story to him, and bam, you've turned the man into a monster. /s No, you improperly applied a known stimulation to an otherwise unstimulating situation. Of course men's dicks will twitch a bit. The reality? Men are so geared to being visually stimulated by women that even unstimulating situation can be turned to stimulating when you show them a naked photo.

So stupid.

Dilbert Author pokes politically driven "science" by theoldguy in science

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I also criticize those climate models. But, let's not get all happy about this. He's specifically going after climate models and specific results for a particular timeframe of those models. He's not challenging the simple data that supports our knowledge of what's going on. We know that the temperature is rising faster now than any time in human history/prehistory. But we also know that climate was much more violate 10's of thousands of years ago (just before human civilization started up). I've never really heard any good explanation for this last point. (Maybe civilization accidentally stabilized the climate?) Beyond that, we also know that CO2 in the atmosphere is the cause for the current uptrend in temperature. From the isotopes of that CO2 (and some pretty basic math about our car's tailpipes, power plants and other industries, etc) we know that the primary source for the CO2 right now is human activity. All of that is known and not something is a result of climate models which Scott is criticizing.

That said, we also have a good idea that having our planet warm up quicker than "scheduled" will actually cause the next major ice age to occur sooner because the melting of the ice caps reduce salination of the oceans. Instead of fighting over whether or not climate change is happening, we should be looking at the forces behind it and use those forces to manage the situation. We can slow down CO2 now, but when the long term trend does start to show signs of cooling for the next ice age, we should ramp up CO2 production (via fossil fuels) to ease the impact of the next ice age.

Account Deleted By User by [deleted] in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

By "unlimited", they mean, "limited, but we don't charge you extra anymore; we just cap your speed instead"

Bride and groom booted off United flight in Houston by One-Way_Bus in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

If this part of the story is true then they already felt entitled to sit wherever they wanted and that guy was an excuse. From my experience, United doesn't do all that many stops where people are able to remain on the plane from previous stops. I guess if it was one of those rare flights, then maybe someone was already there? But this part of the story seems fishy.

Male rape survivors tell of their battle to have their voices heard after being told men are the attackers, women are the victims. by skymod in news

[–]fcsuper 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I don't know about Europe, but I know someone who worked for rape crisis hotlines in the US. As far as I've been told (and I am only speaking from memory), they never tell anyone they couldn't help, even the wackos that would call for fun or because of psychological issues (which there are apparently a lot). That's not to say the same resources were available for male rape victims beyond the hotline, though.

The people of South Dakota democratically pass a sweeping anti-corruption bill. Republican legislature calls for "emergency" measures, cancels law, and blocks it from appearing on future ballots. by magnora in news

[–]fcsuper 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago

Well, for progress to be made, people have to side with progresses (regardless to party status (and I don't mean choosing just between R's and D's)). Unfortunately, so many people in this country are single issue voters or party loyalists. Let's see if SD kicks out all those guys that voted for the repeal of their law. I doubt it.

Sessions Announces Illegal Aliens Who Illegally Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With a Felony by Schmorganumb in news

[–]fcsuper 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

They don't seem to understand that the harder line they take, the more illegal aliens will try to get in and then stay. Illegal immigration levels were much lower back before border enforcement became so intense. So much effort is taken to get in (legally and illegally), people will stay rather than come for a season or two to get ahead and then go home. Solution isn't making it harder to get it. It's about making easier to come legally for specific purposes and timeframes. If there is indeed enough work that only this class of people can/will fill, then set up a program to make it easy for them to come for a specific period, then go home back to their families once they have their tiny nest egg. In other words, make much easier to come legally if they meet the criteria and have shown they do not want to stay. Keep the period really short, like specific seasons, so few acclimate and want to stay. This is a problem that needs to be managed by taking human nature/behavior into account. Fighting against human nature always losses, either through failed programs or loss of rights due to continually expanded crackdowns.

United Airlines CEO apologizes after video shows man dragged off flight by FreeSpeachRocks in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

With the new practice where United is selling tickets to flights without assigning actual seats and prohibiting carry-on bags, this issue is going to get worse. It's basically formalizing a practice they've kinda had for years. Unless you flight Southwest, don't book a flight without seat assignment upfront! It's not worth the few pennies you think you are saving.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

That's really the point. Right now, there's no rule established by the Federal Government, as required by the Constitution. Without a Federal rule, it is simply "interstate" and out of the realm of control of any of the States.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, that's kinda how the original ruling has been extended. Amazon doesn't have a presence in all 50 states (and likely never will). The problem for them started when they created affiliate programs. Though technically not part of the Amazon organization, affiliates were themselves not collecting/paying sales taxes, even when sales and delivery were intrastate. There was no way for them to, actually, because affiliates weren't actually apart of the transaction. However, that is likely where Amazon started losing ground, and some of the states took that as an opening to have them collect taxes on all transactions by people living within their state since the distinctions between where sales took place were being blurred. That said, it still doesn't mean that it is constitutional as Amazon hasn't actually lost any of these types of cases to this point, it's just that Amazon is burdened with tons of never-ending lawsuits from the states who keep trying new/novel ways to get around the Constitution in order to hold Amazon liable for sales tax. They fought the good fight. Unfortunately, hardly anything has been settled in the courts, and Congress continues to stay mum on this whole topic, so this agreement will end up hurting small and medium sized businesses who will now be easy targets for state governments.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

First, Amazon doesn't have a presence in all 50 states. Second, that rule was established by an activist judge who legislated from the bench. There was never a Federal law passed to codify it. Also, the judgement, as worded, was never meant to mean any presence, but a significant presence within the state.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Both the sale and delivery occurred in one state, so that is not an interstate sale. Mail order is a closer example to what you are getting at. There is no sales tax on mail order, even today. However, many states did create "use taxes" to try to get around that.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

The fact that the sale occurs across state boundaries means that it is interstate, which is under control of Federal Government. Congress could pass a law that makes it legal for states to tax interstate sales based on certain criteria that establishes "where the sale took place", but they haven't. Until they do, any state tax on an interstate transaction is unconstitutional. This also applies to "use taxes" as well, which is an older attempt to collect taxes on interstate commerce.

New Doctor Who's tagline "This changes everything!" by fcsuper in DoctorWho

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

The enemy in each episode would vaguely resemble something New York-ish.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago

Despite it being illegal for states to collect sales taxes on sales made in other states? Amazon has fought long and hard, but finally gave up.

who would be your choose for the next Doctor? by Nikola0401 in DoctorWho

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ben Affleck. There, I said it.

/s

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Don't know who up/down voated us, but have a couple ups from me.

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I'm not a leftest. But, if you wish to call someone that because you have no other perspective, so be it. I'm more in line with Radical Centrism. Let reality speak for itself rather than try to promote pure forms of ideologies. I can get into long arguments with liberal believers over some bit of nonsense on their end, same as conservative believers. What I've seen from both ends is that believers want to believe no matter what, and it's very difficult to find common ground, even though there usually is some.

Conceal carry gun bill would allow states to cross-honor permits by BeastKeeper in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I'm always confused as to why there needs to be laws passed regarding things that the Constitution specifically covers. Licenses/permits issued by one state are valid in every other state for a reasonable period of time. Regardless to what one believes about guns, if one state issues a person a license to conceal carry, then that license is valid for a reasonable period of time in all other states that also issue conceal carry licenses.