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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.


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  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @02:08AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @02:08AM (#359060) Journal

    So why the hell did I have my first period at 10 and remain a virgin, by explicit choice, until 21 then? I realize one data point isn't the distribution, but in formal logic, one counter-example disproves an "All X are Y" statement. And my sister?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:23PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:23PM (#359382)

    I suspect the observation is the result of poor data collection, especially if they're claiming that age of menarche declined before the mid 20th century. One might imagine some effect along the lines of what's been observed in fish populations if this decline began in the late 20th century. Before that time, they really need to put forward a theory that doesn't lean on the idea of virgin purity.

    Alternate hypothesis: assuming for the moment the observation isn't pure bunkum, it may fail to take into account human migration patterns (voluntary and involuntary). It could start with a data set based on the average European woman and quickly change under the nose of the sloppy observer into a data set that includes Oriental and African women as well. I don't know enough about gynecology or endocrinology to go from there.

    The problem is, as always, magickal thinking which comes from piss-poor education and also using the Bible as a medical manual. These are the same kind of people who think women's bodies can somehow stop a pregnancy when she's raped. And these are also the same people who want to press criminal abortion charges against women who miscarry.

    And these people become very angry and even violent with the individual when the individual's body doesn't respond in the way that the medical manual says a good person's body should.

    I hope humanity will eventually learn how dangerous religion truly is.