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Dec 11, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on Are You a Smartwatch Person or a Smartring Person?.
Tell me more about this Smartgun...
Oct 25, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on I Hope They Name It "Skynet".
This is but the first of a fleet of Dagon-centers meant to summon Googthulhu.
Jun 25, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on YEEEEAH! Watch Wendy Davis Try to Filibuster Texas's Godawful Abortion-Restriction Bill.
@25 Not at all. I think my wording may have been insufficient. What I was saying was that the difference between a cluster of cells and a protected entity in the eyes of the law exists only as dictated by society. As there is no sudden physiological reason that someone at 21 is old enough to drink or someone at 18 is old enough to vote, there is, to my knowledge, no physiological reason that a zygote is 'ready' to be a person. The only reason that the line is where it is is because we've decided that's where it is.

Though, I have to say, the use of the phrasing "Murder of an unborn child" leads me to believe that you aren't interested in other opinions.
Jun 25, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on YEEEEAH! Watch Wendy Davis Try to Filibuster Texas's Godawful Abortion-Restriction Bill.
@17 Godwins law - you are irrelevant to this discussion

@12 The division is the same between a child and an adult. Between one able to drink and one too young to do so.

The line is drawn by society and society says that an individual must be allowed mastery over their own body. Until then, the dividing cells within that body have no more individual rights than any other growth.

I can understand that this is disconcerting. It's a kinda messed up idea that we have to even draw this line, but, more importantly, the issue at hand is not one of pro-abortion or anti-abortion. I think that issue must be decided and argued on a personal basis, not a governmental stage.

The underlying issue is that Texas isn't trying to dissuade a woman from choosing to have an abortion, they're trying to dictate what rights a woman has over aspects of her own body.

Look, I'm with you in that I don't like abortions. I would love a world in which no one needs to have one. But I think that trying to outlaw them is like trying to plug an assembly line at the wrong end. Instead, why not try to work towards a world where they aren't necessary?
Jun 19, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on Microsoft's Grand Plan Comes to Fruition.
They've already lost most of the military by requiring the daily server connection and inability to play a game on multiple consoles without being connected. Halo was a welcome distraction during my deployment but there was no way to get it online unless you were a VERY well connected SOB.
May 30, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on "You Can't Drink Starbucks and Be Biblically Right".
Rev. Lovejoy nailed it: "Have you ever read this thing? Technically, we're not even allowed to go to the bathroom."
Apr 23, 2013 shiftyeyedog commented on Attention Actors—Your License to Whine Has Been Revoked.
Left the army and started going to school to be an actor. Technically a step up.

P.S. No wonder the country's in a bad state if there's only 200 jobs!
Nov 21, 2012 shiftyeyedog commented on Pat Robertson Warns Christians: Atheists Are Coming to Steal Christmas.
This is this atheist's "Athiest Christmas Card (email)" I send out every year:

The way I figure it, there was a time, before any religion, before any nation, before any state or city, when the world was cold and hard and winter was a time that meant starvation and death. So, to survive, we banded together. We shared when we had plenty with those that did not. We made a place around our fire for those that needed warmth. We let go of petty things and came together in the face of strife. That is what this time of year means. That is the reason for the season. We celebrate that fact that when times are tough, we come together and remind each other that we are not alone. So, to all of you, I’d like to remind you that you’re not alone. You’ve got a place by my fire anytime you need it. Here’s wishing you warmth, light, love, and peace.

If Pat Robertson has a problem with that, I'm sorry for him.
Sep 21, 2012 shiftyeyedog commented on I Was On Current Last Night....
Technically, Dan, it's called a Horcrux, not a heart.
Mar 15, 2012 shiftyeyedog commented on Kermit the Frog on Colbert.
For years, I've been looking for the video of Kermit on The Daily Show. It's brilliant, Kermit is in top form and at one point Jon just shakes his head and says, "I can't beleive it. The frog's running circles around me." Great interview.