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fan-freaking-tastic!
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"Peace has once again spread across the world.  The aces of Razgriz never flew in the skies of battle again.  Above the clouds, there was only a clear blue sky, no longer in need of heroes and perhaps that exactly what they were hoping for all this time."
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+Michael Howald we need a hero in ACI tho
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That's a scary thought, what will the world be like when Millennials like this fool are in charge! o.O! 
You're just not as tuned in to the "frightening realities" of the world as this kid is.
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... wow.... the author is right. What happens when these kids ARE running (or trying to run) things?

/me shudders.
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Devin gives us eyes into a world in a way that most cannot grasp without his vision.  Thank you for sharing your perspective in a way that almost all man can grasp.  This is truly a sight to be seen!
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This is satire.

Freedom goes both ways.  The freedom of association is important.  Making laws forcing an individual to serve someone that they greatly disagree with is insane.

The only reason I could possibly see to force someone to serve someone else is a life and death situation.  At that point though, it would be better to talk about it as a liability issue.

Trying to apply the same rules to private businesses that corporations (federal entities) and essential services (utilities - government regulated monopolies) must abide by is not the answer to ending discrimination, because hearts and minds are not swayed by force.

If a business wants to be stupid (in my mind) and turn away money, why stop them?
 
And this is why people running private businesses should be generally allowed to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.

Discrimination on the basis of religion/race/beliefs/sex/etc. usually sucks.  But forcing someone to associate with something they deeply disagree with -- like, you know, the KKK -- sucks, too.
A Georgia court has ruled in favor of Marshall Saxby, the Grand Wizard of a local KKK chapter, in a lawsuit stemming from two years ago when a local bakery denied him service. The three judge panel...
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In the case of Colorado law there was a bakery that tried to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.  From what I can find, the penalty is a fine.

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Colorado+Anti-Discrimination+Act+statutes+-+unofficial.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251818317123&ssbinary=true

http://aclu-co.org/court-cases/masterpiece-cakeshop/

I think this was the thing that caused the article I originally shared to be written.  This is a pretty clear example of what the Indiana law was meant to avoid.  The fine itself is quite small, but the legal proceedings tend to cost the state a fair amount of money.

IIRC another part of the Indiana law that has recently kicked up controversy is the court costs.  It can get expensive to deal with these kinds of issues and from what I can tell the new law was basically to keep these kinds of cases from hitting a courtroom to begin with.

During a discussion I had with someone else about this, it came up that this is one of those things that would be suicide for a business to invoke in Indiana.  The public backlash is what would kill a business here which is why I'm all the more perplexed about the law being written in the first place.

This is also why I'd rather have seen this framed as a way for non-essential businesses to simply exercise a freedom of association.  The reason shouldn't matter in the eyes of the law IMO.  The public backlash against a business (or even a person) is penalty enough should an injured party merely say anything about it (as it should be).

From my perspective it boils down to education and communication.  Businesses need to understand that public opinion does actually matter and this kind of thing isn't tolerated anymore and people who would be discriminated against (if possible) should try to find other services that aren't acting against their own interests.  I would quote to all parties involved the golden rule of the internet: "Don't be a dick."  :(
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Made me feel like a new bro all over again. <tear> good job Jon!
 
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Mario Kart for adults.  Awesome stuff.
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This is my guild's first heroic Blackhand kill. Exciting bit is at the end!
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Someone once said, it's not what you say, but how you say it.  This is all about making your words consumable.  You need to make sure that the people listing care.  An easy way to do this is to make it related to something they care about.

Congratulations John.  I thought you were just trolling the shit out of Snowden, but you really made this concept hit home with him.  People don't care about domestic surveillance until it (potentially) affects them.  Well done.
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The list of things wrong with Nintendo is too long to talk about.  I haven't bought a Wii U, and I will not be buying it.  This is just one more thing on the list of reasons why I won't buy anything else Nintendo.
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I need a new VGA cooler.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  My arctic cooler is getting toward the end of it's life and I spent a couple hours troubleshooting an overheating GPU (thanks Nvidia drivers for logging the problem in your crash report <- saracasm)
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I'm living in Indianapolis as a software engineer.  Rose-Hulman was tough, but worth it.
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I was the Eve Online alliance leader for NASA back in 2008. We survived Fountain far longer than we should have lol.
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    Software Engineering, 2004 - 2008
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