Dec 10, 2012 MR M commented on UPS Driver: "I just had a guy pull a gun on me.".
I used to be a courier in Austin. This one time, a guy came to the door and he clearly had a gun in his back waistband. I could tell by the way he was standing, at the ready to reach back and pull it out. And he stayed standing that way through our entire interaction in which I told him I was merely delivering a letter to him. It was kind of freaky. Some people are a bad combination of paranoid and stupid.
Dec 5, 2012 MR M commented on Spermicide.
Yeah, why is this bad news? Would you rather have the inevitable population collapse come through famine, disease and genocide?
Nov 9, 2012 MR M commented on Teacher Throws Book, Hits Student, to Make a Point.
Good for the teacher, the only problem I have with it is that he didn't throw the book at her head. Teaching is hard enough without having some dumbass walk in to your classroom thinking that her fleeting needs trump the education of dozens of her peers. Lesson learned, hopefully.
Nov 2, 2012 MR M commented on If Marriage Equality Is Approved, It Will Be in Part Because Rob McKenna Failed to Get Anti-Gay Ballot Language Approved.
The idea that anyone thinks that government could possibly have the power to force churches to perform same sex marriages against their will makes me want to weep for their dumb asses. Gullibility-it's not just a river in Egypt.
Oct 17, 2012 MR M commented on The Morning News: The Debate! An Earthquake! A Court Date! And More!.
Are female sanitary products really the first thing people think about when they hear the word "pad"? I guess I'm just not in that world.

@1: the reason the discovery of the planet is notable is because it's orbiting the star (more accurately, stars) closest to ours. So this is literally our next door neighbor.
Oct 16, 2012 MR M commented on Charles Dickens Today: Child Labor Used in Factory that Makes Apple Products.
And thank you @5 for making my point for me. This isn't an article about labor conditions in China anymore, it's about all those damn hipsters who we all hate so much with their fancy iphones.
Oct 16, 2012 MR M commented on "Jesus and the Huge Asshole".
Modern Christianity is about as close to worshipping Thor as it is to honoring what Jesus actually preached.

And @15: exactly.
Oct 16, 2012 MR M commented on Charles Dickens Today: Child Labor Used in Factory that Makes Apple Products.
Why do these articles always have Apple in the headline, then mention in passing, oh yeah, and other electronics giants too. Maybe if people realized these practices were happening across all brands there would be a greater mass of outrage to try to change things?

I feel like right now all these articles do is fuel some anti-Apple schadenfreude while allowing users of Samsungs or Motorolas to falsly think they're not part of the problem.
Oct 12, 2012 MR M commented on Joe Biden Beat the Shit Out of the Brains of the Republican Party Tonight, and He Did It for You.
I didn't watch the debate, but I did see a few seconds in passing of Ryan whining about being interrupted by Biden. It was not... manly. More like "Mommy, this mean guy is calling me on my lies. No fair!"
Oct 11, 2012 MR M commented on The IMF Learns the Truth about Austerity.
"But, but, capitalism is the best idea mankind has ever had! Look how rich it's made us!"

-Says a small group of extremely wealthy people with a disproportionately influential voice in our society.