Western European ways: Reuters article comment of the day

Reader comment on the article, “EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague.”

"hii.let us shake some hands, double cheek kiss, drink some wine, speak fast in many dialects and do just nothing. After all, it is the Western European way."

Burger King/Tim Hortons: a national security risk, says Reuters commenter

"Considering that Burger King is on a lot of military bases, this could be a national security risk (a foreign company operating inside US military bases). Krispy Kreme would be a better merger."

Rating debt. And cougars: Reuters article comment of the day

A comment on the article “Fitch affirms Italian region of Calabria at ‘BBB’; outlook stable.”

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Women and their beast phones: Reuters article comment of the day

I think it’s funny that Apple is copying Samsung (and others) in the rush to a larger screen because you essentially halve the market. Consider how Samsung has not been profitable in recent quarters. Has anyone considered the implication, e.g. these very large phones are pretty much only toted by women? This, due the fact straight men don’t generally carry a purse (no offense) and absent a purse, how on Earth is a guy going to tote such a beast?

Anyway, I’ve been satisfied with the screen of my 4S (my wife carries the 5S) and the only thing I wish is for my phone to be lighter and more compact. E.g. if Apple wanted me to buy into a new phone, something shrunken down to the minimum bezel required around the 3.5″ screen of my 4S and about half the thickness would be fine with me. I’d love a phone weighing less than 3 oz because I mostly drop mine in my shirt pocket and put it on speaker phone for a hands free option instead of also carrying a headset or ear buds.

My 2¢

Psychotherapy through comments: Reuters article comment of the day

The real lesson here is: why treat anyone differently because they flash a police ID? I had an ex-girlfriend show up at my apartment and smash my bedroom window out by tossing a 10-gallon glass water bottle through it onto the waterbed where she thought I was having sex with another woman. Of course I called 911, they came by, she flashed her police ID from her previous job as a police dispatcher… and the police left, without even bothering to talk to me! So here the deal: if we didn’t treat police ID as an automatic “get out of jail free” card, then nobody would have any incentive to impersonate an officer!

I am the “Nazi monitor”

Subject: Your Nazi Monitoring System
I received one of your “you are banned” notices…I thought it only fair that I tell you…I am banning your reuters news website…and I will be talking with lots of people, like me… that you pulled this politically correct crap with…we plan to bad mouth you to the internet user community…which as I would suspect you know is… world wide…when a news service takes it upon itself to become the …politically correct police…you soon become politically correct …Nazi monitors…it is a slippery slope…you start off prohibiting …words…soon it becomes phases… or the way one writes or spells or a host of other…bad choices… that will one day bite you in the a** (by the way…your comrades in the national media don’t use the asterisks.. they spell out the words…including a “fuck you” used by a state senator to the governor of Missouri) so if you have a problem with word use…take it up with your fellow new service providers…if you dare.. anyway…your website has made a very bad decision on your role as a monitor Nazi…check your competition… they have 100/200 comments to some 23/24 on your comment section for the same subject… that is writing on the wall…unless you are to…intellectually challenged (you would have blocked the word “much of a dumb ass”)…but enough about you… now to me… cancel my account…remove any and all links to other email and websites and accounts…I forbid you use of any of this information or data… and I want a confirmation that my account is in fact…closed. Have a real…good day…

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A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in Iraq, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing. More Editor’s Choice photos from around the world: http://reut.rs/Vr6olG

reuters:

A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in Iraq, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing. More Editor’s Choice photos from around the world: http://reut.rs/Vr6olG

Ebola: What would Captain Picard and Doctor McCoy do? Reuters reader comment of the day

Just mix it in with this years cocktail of flu vaccine and you’ve got your test subjects. One wonders the wisdom of importing patients infected with the live virus to the states to quarantine and study them when such facilities do exist in the countries were the virus is already active.

We have never heard of some virus escaping from some lab here in the US now have we? Why court a pandemic and death for millions when you really have other alternatives. If you don’t have the people who know how to study these things then send them their, don’t bring the problem here.

Hey, all of you enlightened, socialized, liberal, progressives out there, those of you who dream of a Star Trek utopian society, would Doctor McCoy allow them to beam up a crew member that could infect the rest of the crew? Would Picard? How about Janeway or any other high ranking Star Fleet officer? What then makes you so certain that it’s a good idea to bring Ebola infected patients to the Americas? Sounds just about as good an idea as a 12 year-old taking the YouTube fire challenge doesn’t it?

Evolution, as explained by a Reuters reader

At one time there was only a single giant continent that was covered with ice so that nothing could live on it. All the predecessors of the animals that were to eventually live on the continent were forced to live in the sea. The forerunners of those that became birds lived in huge schools of tiny, silvery fish. In time, they made the transition from sea to land, went to live high up in the trees, changed into lizards, became the favorite targets of the other predators (as they had been in the sea) developed bones, feathers and leg muscles so that they could escape their pursuers by hopping, skipping and gliding, and, eventually, flying. With the advantage of flying they became invulnerable to attack and became attackers themselves. This invulnerability enabled them to grow larger and larger until they were too large and heavy to fly so the returned to the ground and reverted to being liZards again, only now the were huge, giant lizards we now know as dinosaurs.

Evil-ass cuddlin’ and huggin’ Republican senators: Reuters article comment of the day

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