Jun 5, 2013 onion commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet.
the data ARE, the data ARE!
Jun 3, 2013 onion commented on Supreme Court Says DNA Testing of Arrestees Is "Reasonable".
the DNA = fingerprints thing is a false equivalency. there is way waaay waaaaaay more private info in DNA, and once the govt has it there is at least the potential for them to abuse it. strike against mandatory sampling.
however, it sure does help solve crime. point in favor.
it is a difficult issue. not very black and white.

note: the scotus vote did not split on party lines!
May 25, 2013 onion commented on Should I Buy One of These?.
My pizza stone broke. Into about 5 or so pieces. Sure, it is a cheap one, and sure, maybe I mistreated it. But at least one advantage of this piece of metal thing is that it wouldn't break.
We still use the stone. We just keep all the pieces together in the oven. But sometimes they shift and move around and our crusts catch on the edges....annoying.
May 11, 2013 onion commented on The Source of Morality Isn't God.
I wonder about this assumption that burying the dead w things = religion. I buried my cat with a bunch of toys and her favorite blanket. No religion intended. No kitty afterlife or kitty gods involved. Just sentimentalism.
Mar 15, 2013 onion commented on North Dakota Senate Effectively Bans Abortion After Six Weeks of Pregnancy.
13, see 19. and 17 - sperm meets egg usually within 24-36 hrs of ovulation (often sooner than that). so, yeah, fertilization is quite closely tied to ovulation.
Mar 15, 2013 onion commented on Bloomberg the Social Engineer Goes After Teen Pregnancy.
Mar 15, 2013 onion commented on Bloomberg the Social Engineer Goes After Teen Pregnancy.
i wouldn't worry too much about the impact of 40+ women having children on the total population. i suspect that even though the PERCENTAGE of 40+ women having children is going up, that PERCENTAGE is actually still quite smaller than the ABSOLUTE NUMBER of 20- and 30-somethings having children.

Feb 25, 2013 onion commented on The Onion CEO Apologizes for Quvenzhané Wallis Tweet.
joke was funny as hell. but totally inappropriate.
Feb 12, 2013 onion commented on This Is Offensive to the BLT Community.
there's a CBTL in INDIA?!!!! whut? is it related to the shitty Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf chain that pollutes all of Los Angeles? Poor India.