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The statements cited in this +VICE article may be the most recent and most egregious ones Dawkins has made, but the new atheist "movement" should have dumped him long, long ago.

Dawkins might only have grown to be truly repugnant in recent times, but his virulent disdain for those who dare to disagree with him is far older.
Increasingly, Dawkins only makes headlines by provoking outrage over his handling of sexism, racism, and pedophilia, instead of his thoughts on biology. It's time for his followers to take away his me…
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In other words, NATO will try to do exactly what it is supposed to do: deter aggression against its member states.
Why the US announced it is willing to defend Estonia and Latvia, but Ukraine is sort of on its own.
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Whatever one's feelings about teaching children how to handle firearms in general, safely operating fully automatic rifles and SMG's requires a level of training and physical capability which I'd guess most 9 year-olds aren't equipped to attain.

This is likely a case of familiarity breeding complacency, which just makes it all the more tragic.
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The Geneva Convention argument really isn't germane here; there are a LOT of things banned under it which are routinely used by US and foreign police forces.

Concerns about tear gas's potential long term effects are certainly worth exploring and, in my opinion, much more headline-worthy than spurious comparisons between domestic police forces and international rules of warfare.

You can use all the steel-core, armor piercing ammunition you want when fighting a war, but that doesn't make it OK for dispersing a crowd.
"It's extremely painful," a prominent tear gas researcher says. "Your face starts burning very quickly and your eyes you start tearing. The eyelids shut and you can't do much."
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"Instant outrage" plagues many corners of the internet, but one would hope a professional journalist working at an honest to goodness newspaper (with a print edition and everything!) could avoid contributing to it.
On May 16, 2014, The Ottawa Citizen published a prominent commentary piece written by Blayne Haggart on our op-ed page that David Bowie was responsible for the removal from YouTube of astronaut Chr...
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Biology is hard. Propagating overly simplistic works views is much easier.
Cultural assumptions have been clouding our understanding of XX and XY.
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Missed the mark with this one +The Onion , there are far more mockable targets in my hometown, even without resorting to "Baals" jokes.
 
Of course, they have it all wrong.  Johnny Appleseed and Pint N Slice are legit.
FORT WAYNE, IN—Promising to steer them away from the usual tourist traps and show them the sights of his hometown through the eyes of a native, local man Martin Greenbaum pledged Monday to treat his visiting friends to the real Fort Wayne experience...
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Congratulations, #VoxMedia, you win today's award for Most Gratuitous Use of Flippancy on a ”News" Blog.

I read Vox because it's generally free from this kind of trash; if I really wanted someone's snide, shallow assessment of a major current event, I'd just go read the comments at #CNN .
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The "expert" analysts' advice to Riot, quite rightly decried by the author of this article, seems to boil down to "be like Zynga, not like Valve".

Or like Blizzard. Or like any of a dozen other video game companies who are not only more respected but more stable and more profitable than "aggressive monetizers" like Zynga could ever hope to be.

If you're a game company looking to turn a quick profit and then crash and burn after 5 or 10 years, by all means, read this article and then do the opposite of what the author suggests.
League of Legends is, by an objective measure, the largest game in the world.
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I fully recognize there's little or no ethical difference between eating cows and chickens or eating cats and dogs, but cultural biases are powerful things, and I can't help but be kind of repulsed by this.
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I've eaten there once before. All the soy and oil gave me the shits. Also, the "Supreme Master" cult propaganda was a bit of a turn off, though they may have eliminated that now.

I have actually made a conscious, somewhat successful effort to reduce my meat intake over the last few years, but eggs, cheese, and animal-based consumer goods would probably be much tougher nuts to crack.
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If they awarded Nobel prizes for television shows, this episode would have won.


In one fascinating episode, Star Trek: The Next Generation traced the limits of human communication as we know it—and suggested a new, truer way of talking about the universe.
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Gotta' love the entirely unsubtle coastal urban liberal snark in this article; the author apparently finds variation in societal norms with regards to firearms utterly unfathomable.

"Apparently, it's not "bad manners" to brandish a pistol in a Chipotle, but brandishing a "tactical long gun" crosses the line.""

I guess the author had never heard of this "Texas" place prior to writing the article...
It's "bad manners" to bring a long gun to Chipotle, the NRA says — but carrying a handgun is cool.
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    Supervisor, Plant Service Center, 2013 - present
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    Manager, OOP, 2006 - 2013
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Matt Ellsworth is a supervisor with Frontier Communications. He leads a team responsible for removing cost from Frontier's Central Region field operations by preventing unnecessary technician dispatches.

During much of the 75% of his life not spent in the office, Matt is a tabletop-RPG-playing, MMO-raiding, science-news-reading, book-devouring, tech-enthusing whirlwind of geekery. Travel, criticizing popular media, and drinking craft beers are among his less nerdy pursuits.

Matt lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his brilliant and beautiful fiancee and their two cats.

Matt was featured in the 2008 independent documentary Second Skin.
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Matt won a GameBoy in his elementary school's raffle in the 4th grade. He was wearing a "Nintento Power" sweatshirt when he walked onto the auditeria stage to retrieve it.
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