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Nov 10, 2012 AnberNen commented on King County Dismisses All Small-Scale Marijuana Possession Cases As a Result of I-502's Passage.
@21, they weren't thrown under the bus, they were already there, along with everyone else, and we pulled out as many as we could. Washington voters can't change federal finaid policies, and we couldn't have passed the legalization we did without the public support that was highly contingent on the "but what about the children" factor.

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Aug 16, 2012 AnberNen commented on SL Letter of the Day: Maybe More Vanilla Than I Thought.
@11 nailed this. So much so that I honestly don't know why people are still in the comments saying other stuff.
Aug 13, 2012 AnberNen commented on SL Letter of the Day: Even Less Kinky Than Plain Vanilla.
@13, @16 -> Explanation of fgsfds. Top hit.

@17 +1
Aug 1, 2012 AnberNen commented on SL Letter of the Day: Desperate for Sex.
@3, that's a false dichotomy if I ever read one. He can be both an asshole and depressed - at the same time even! And she's not necessarily an asshole for not noticing - a lot of depressed people put on a good face, even to those closest to them, and nobody has an obligation to be a mind-reader. And even if she did notice, what is her obligation to him then? Nothing. She's already done him several favors, despite not being responsible for his situation or well-being, and if she dumps him and he moves out, she's still not responsible for his situation or well-being. He is.
Jul 25, 2012 AnberNen commented on Rick Santorum Goes on a Bigot-Fried Chicken Eating Binge.
@1, that's the symmetric property, not the transitive property. And first you'd have to prove it applies to the relation "you are what you eat".

Transitive would be like, givent that Santorum = Chick-Fil-A sauce, and Chik-Fil-A sauce = tastes like ass, then Santorum = tastes like ass.
Jul 20, 2012 AnberNen commented on Gunman Kills 12 People During Showing of The Dark Knight Rises.
@15 Tone, not town.
Jul 20, 2012 AnberNen commented on Gunman Kills 12 People During Showing of The Dark Knight Rises.
@8, I think you misunderstood, @5 is arguing that if other movie-goers had been carrying, if the theater allowed legal carrying, they could have defended themselves from the gunman.

Allow me to adopt his/her town of sarcasm for a paragraph.... It's obviously true that more people carrying guns in the theater would have prevented this tragedy, because discharging a firearm in a dark, crowded theater while in a state of panic always turns out well, and it's extremely unlikely that anyone firing in panic would hit someone other than the gunman.

Jul 19, 2012 AnberNen commented on McDermott-Backed Bill to Decrease Military Suicides Passes House.
@2, I agree with you that "one a day" isn't a useful metric, but your math *is* bad.... .025% / .011% = 2.27 x more military suicides than suicides in the general population.

Though I'm not inclined to disapprove of cutting war funding to spend more on mental health. It does seem a little weird that they cut twice as much as out of the war funding than they spent on suicide prevention, but again, not complaining.
Jul 19, 2012 AnberNen commented on Gun-Crazy Country: Boy 3-Year-Old Kills Father With Gun.
@2, why you would take your entire family to a job, and then instead of actually working, sit around and watch TV in a house that wasn't yours, letting your 3 year old run around and poke into belongings that you weren't familiar with.....I'm not a lawyer, so maybe they could still sue the homeowner (many states require gun owners to make sure no firearms or ammunitions are "casually accessible" to anyone), but still....seems like weird and unintelligent behavior on the parents part.
Jul 16, 2012 AnberNen commented on Crisis Pregnancy Center Transit Ads Sticker-Bombed.
Doesn't the billboard already say "Abortion Alternatives ..."? Wouldn't that be a pretty big tip off to anyone with a brain that this clinic doesn't want to help you get an abortion?