Noliving's past comments

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    Noliving

    So an incident where someone intends to kill dozens, but screws up and kills none would be a worse incident than one where a terrorist only intends to kill a few, but 'gets lucky' and kills dozens?

    Neither one is worse than the other because the intent is the same and that is a mass casualty attack. Let me expand my view on this, someone who attempts murder is just as bad as someone who successfully commits murder, I don't believe that just because someone fails to kill someone when there intent was to kill should get a lesser response/judgement/sentence because of incompetence or because victims got lucky. Same for someone who attempts but fails to successfully rape a person is no better than someone who is able to successfully carry out rape.

    Furthermore when you are dealing with populations that range in the tens of millions and the differences in casualty counts that are single digits to maybe a few dozen then you are not going to come anywhere close to causing society to collapse hence there is no practical benefit in saying "Thank god this person only killed in the single digits vs killing in the dozens" because quite frankly your/government response in terms physical force against the attacker is not going to change based off of the casualty count the person is inflicting. You are going to bring armed police in the dozens if not hundreds to bring that person down.

    I mean are you seriously going to say "well because we have rampages of just 5 people instead of 10 people dead means I'm still going to go to the mall, but if it had been 10 people well that is just too much I will stop going to the mall if that was to occur, but not at 5 people."

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

  • -5

    Noliving

    What if it had been an automatic machine gun.

    We already know what would have happened based off of the IRA attacks of the past, the answer is that whatever changes there would have been in terms of casualties would not have resulted in a practical change or difference in the response by the British government. The intent is what matters, not the casualty count.

    Posted in: 5 dead, 40 injured in attack at British Parliament

  • 0

    Noliving

    .Park an E Type Jaguar and kids want to sit and make brum brum noises in the drivers seat, families stand around and take picture,all oblivious to the fact it overheats, leaks oil, and regular as clockwork breaks down.

    Is that really a surprise? That is a model from 1961-1975. Can you honestly say that back during that time Japanese cars were of that much higher quality or were even equal in quality to american and European car brands back then? Heck what car from that time period didn't over heat, leaked oil and on regular clock broke down? It has really only been in the past 10-20 years at most that car quality, especially durability really improved for all brands. It is very difficult now a days to not get a car that can go 10k miles between oil changes.

    Posted in: Japan hopes to leave agriculture out of U.S. trade talks

  • 0

    Noliving

    For a country that is a world leader in developing cutting edge technology and a population where virtually everyone has a computer or other device connected to the internet I am ALWAYS amazed at the lack of security and common sense that so many people have regarding their devices.

    Outside of video games name a piece of software developed and maintained by a Japanese company that is used extensively across the world.

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  • 0

    Noliving

    Again with this BS propaganda line, when will they stop spouting this idiotic theory of theirs?

    It isn't idiotic, this isn't a line that only the Japan government says. It is a very much an issue that economists across the entire world are afraid of and have research to back it up, this is anecdotal but I know for a fact that I have exhibited this behavior myself, back in late 2014 early 2015 when the price of oil crashed I use to delay refueling my car till the next day because I could get a cheaper price. For example I would normally refuel my car when coming home from work at the gas station that is just a mile away from my house because I had 20 miles left in the tank according to the car computer and my commute one way is 25 miles so I would refuel right then and there, but because I knew that if I waited till the next morning I could save a few pennies per gallon so I waited until the next morning to refuel and it worked for about 2-3 months, I would save around 2-5 pennies per gallon each time by waiting till the next morning.

    Posted in: Consumer prices rise for first time in nearly a year

  • 0

    Noliving

    I disagree.

    They are not mutually exclusive, you can punish people for breaking the law, which splits up families, and still be sympathetic. Heck I can put people in prison and yet still be concerned for their safety while in prison.

    Posted in: Millions living in U.S. illegally targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

  • 2

    Noliving

    Fair enough. I see compassion as not breaking up families, when their biggest crime was being born on the wrong dirt, and coming to another dirt.

    Fine you see compassion, doesn't mean those who do break up those families due to the parents breaking the law don't have compassion.

    Posted in: Millions living in U.S. illegally targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

  • 0

    Noliving

    This one: the store reduced her accrued wages based on the hours work she’d missed.

    How can that be the "other conclusion" when that is directly from the article itself?

    Posted in: Worsening labor shortage taking toll on sick workers

  • 0

    Noliving

    You realize your comeback makes no sense whatsoever, right? Might as well throw a 'I know you are, but what am I?' in there.

    Lol, is it really so difficult for you to just admit that your comment on this article was basically stating the obvious that everyone else was able to get on their own when they read the article?

    Because she was not able to introduce a substitute to work his? hours, the store reduced her accrued wages based on the hours work she’d missed.......On payday, which fell on Jan 26, she noticed that the missed hours had been deducted from payment for the 25 hours that she had put in.

    Your astute observation on the above quote is the following:

    It appears that they not only didn't pay her for the hours she didn't work (which seems justifiable enough), but they also fined her the number of hours she didn't work

    No! Really? What other conclusions could have been drawn from the text you quoted?

    Posted in: Worsening labor shortage taking toll on sick workers

  • -1

    Noliving

    My point is that contrary to your statement that 'everyone was able to get that part on their first read through', someone wasn't, as shown by the text I quoted.

    OK fine you were the only person to not get it...

    Posted in: Worsening labor shortage taking toll on sick workers

  • 0

    Noliving

    Did you not read the text I quoted?

    Your point? That everyone else was not able to come to the same conclusion the first time they read the same text that you did?

    Posted in: Worsening labor shortage taking toll on sick workers

  • 0

    Noliving

    It appears that they not only didn't pay her for the hours she didn't work (which seems justifiable enough), but they also fined her the number of hours she didn't work:

    Thank you Stranger, I think everyone was able to get that part on their first read through.

    Posted in: Worsening labor shortage taking toll on sick workers

  • 0

    Noliving

    Most Republicans I've met subscribe to the "if it's on your watch you own it" philosophy, so I was speaking to them. If you go against the grain and look deeper into the issues, even when it exonerates Democrats, then I'd be happy to have this conversation with you. But for now I'm skeptical.

    So in other words the Democrats probably would not have done any thing differently during those years, correct?

    Posted in: Trump on jobs report: 'It's going to continue, big league'

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    Noliving

    Obama dropped the unemployment rate from 7.8% to 4.8% and the stock market went from 7,950 to 20,000. Very hard for any president to match those numbers, but granted he took over after a GOP administration that oversaw the financial collapse and it took a lot of deficit spending to replace the spending lost. I think we can all agree that we're hoping another GOP meltdown doesn't happen again.

    Curious but if the Democrats had been in office during those 8 years, heck just from 2005-2009, what would they have done differently? Can you name the campaign warnings in the 2004 presidential election about the housing market collapse from either candidate?

    Did you know that "trickle down economics" doesn't exist in any economics book? It's a theory entirely made up by Republican politicians. Give more to the rich and it will eventually trickle down to everyone else. Lord only knows how many tax dollars we've lost and how much we've accelerated the wealth gap under that fantasy. Oh well.

    That is one form of trickle down economics, another is public spending campaigns like on infrastructure

    Posted in: Trump on jobs report: 'It's going to continue, big league'

  • 0

    Noliving

    And another group will spring up right behind them.

    And another group and for different reasons then the previous. The point you should be taking is that this particular refugee screening by itself is not going to change the end result for ISIS. It doesn't matter anymore for ISIS if a particular action is valuable for them as propaganda or as a recruiting tool for them due to the rate of their losses far exceeding their ability to replace them.

    Posted in: Trump orders new refugee screening, to prevent 'radical Islamic terrorists' from entering U.S.

  • 0

    Noliving

    The US couldn't afford to lose Californian agriculture

    Yes they could, remember that the USA imports more than half of its food that it consumes. Then you also factor in that the USA is estimated to throw away nearly half of its produce. The truth of the matter is that as soon as California leaves a lot of the farms in the other states would simply change the crops they produce, instead of wheat and other grains they would begin to grow fruits and vegetables.

    Posted in: California campaign to secede gains momentum

  • 0

    Noliving

    How do you square all this in your head?

    Isn't it obvious? Too him one is consensual and one is not.

    Posted in: Man attacks woman, steals her underwear as she walks home

  • 2

    Noliving

    It would be very interesting to see how the state of California would react too secession movement within its own borders. Lets say the more rural counties claim that the Cities and metropolitan areas don't represent them and they want to leave California. How would California react to such secession movements?

    Posted in: California campaign to secede gains momentum

  • -2

    Noliving

    This is a gift to ISIS. It is exactly what they want, to gain recruits who believe the West is at war with Islam.

    Considering the reported estimated rates of foreign fighters joining ISIS versus the man power they are losing and the amount of territory they are losing in Iraq and Syria this past year this amount of potential recruits this will cause is too little too late for them.

    Posted in: Trump orders new refugee screening, to prevent 'radical Islamic terrorists' from entering U.S.

  • 0

    Noliving

    How did Ronald Reagan put it? The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.......

    Posted in: Trump says he will 'send in the Feds' if Chicago doesn't end 'carnage'

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