2016-01-26

Mini-Daily Derp

I actually have a long DD on the docket begun in December. But lemme get to this now:

I'm sure they'll return the favor if given the chance.

"A spokesman for Renzi did not immediately return a request for comment. A spokesman for the city of Rome, which manages the museum, said any decision regarding the ceremony with Rouhani and display of artwork had been made by the prime minister’s office.
The decision to cover the artwork was seen as a sign of respect for the Iranian president, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.
In another placatory gesture by Italian officials, alcohol was not served at an official dinner held in Rouhani’s honour, abiding by a standard diplomatic gesture for visiting Muslim dignitaries."

So much for "when in Rome..,"

What is it with people coming to Italy and their requests?

Remember when the Queen (Monarchs...pft) didn't want to eat spaghetti? Stay home then if you're going to show disrespect that way.

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Government the ultimate competitor.

"...Governments that seek to restrict the supply of goods or services for which there is a market only serve to raise the price, and indirectly invite very daring and bold entrepreneurs to enter the market to source, transport and distribute the restricted and banned goods and services.”

"...The ultimate competitor seeks to infiltrate and disrupt all areas of their business activities, including telecommunications, computers, sales and transportation networks. Such action presents a challenge to the entrepreneurs of the unofficial economy, leaving only the most competent, most ruthless, and most humble to remain in business, as their earnings climb higher. The lessons of the challenge present the official economy with a valuable business model on the role of innovation to assure economic survival in the face of ruthless and uncompromising competition. Some of this innovation has recently become public knowledge."

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"A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in S√łnderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant." 

It's immoral and anti-human to put all the onus on the victim if you ask me.

I wish I could say it was thankfully restricted to Europe but Canada has similar bull shit laws as do some U.S. states including - surprise - Massachusetts.

Here:

Any device designed to be used for the purpose of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person by the discharge therefrom of
- tear gas, mace or other gas, or
- any liquid, spray, powder or other substance that is capable of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person.


Got that? Take your beating or else.

It's immoral and anti-human to put all the onus on the victim if you ask me - again.

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"A Nepalese woman has defied science by living to the ripe old age of 112 — despite her 30-cigarette-a-day habit."

But has she "defied" science? Has it been established smoking causes cancer in 100% of the people 100% of the time?

Genetics is a bitch.

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Rough year so far. RIP Frey, Bowie and Vigoda.

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  2. About the Nepalese woman:
    They never examine the nuances of anything.
    Anytime there's a problem the first thing they do is find some scapegoat to blame them on. Then they use said scapegoat as a kind of "red herring" to distract the general public from the fact that those-in-charge are, essentially, too lazy and self-consumed to be interested in actually doing further analysis on said subject to find the real causes or to come up with any viable solutions.
    They only relish in their ability to make a favorable impression upon the general public as being "competent" and "all-knowing" so as to instill enough confidence in them to be able to control the average person, both psychologically and legally.

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