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What the...?More from Opposing Views:What the...? by GloryAngel
A boy in southern China cut a construction worker's safety rope while he was hanging from the side of a building. Why? The noise drowning out the boy's cartoons.
Firstly: it is a little nice to hear of another nationality being dumb; the "stupid American" stereotype is so overdone. Secondly: what the hell? Yeah, I understand how that'd be annoying but it isn't something to potentially KILL someone over. "Maybe he didn't understand what he was doing?" I thought about this too: If he could make the conscious decision to cut the line then you'd have to assume he'd know what could happen.
FYI: the construction worker was fine. He felt the vibrations from the boy cutting the line and was able to get onto a nearby balcony. The boy's father paid for a new safety rope.
*headdesk*More from Opposing Views:*headdesk* by GloryAngel
A woman was fired from her job at a hospital after posting racist comments ("the police just need to start mowing them down in the streets, purge them.") on Facebook regarding the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
I'm not *headdesk* because of the hospital's reaction, I'm *headdesk* because she thought that it wouldn't come back to bite her in the ass. There's no such thing as privacy on the internet and it baffles me when people are surprised when something they said there comes back to haunt them. Even if it's friends-only, it's still out there and especially if it's on social media it's not hard for it to end up being seen by someone you don't want to see it. Good rule of thumb: if you want to keep something secret DON'T put it on the internet.
I Seriously Don't Understand More from Opposing Views:I Seriously Don't Understand by GloryAngel
A woman in Saudi Arabia was sent to prison and got 50 lashes for badmouthing the morality police (in Muslim countries, "morality police" enforce things like closing shops at certain times and dress codes for women).
I do not get it. I know not all countries have Freedom of Speech like we do, but this seems excessive. Especially if it was something said in the privacy of her own home (the article doesn't say).
You Just Don't Know It bugs me when they say a planet can't have life because it's not like Earth. Heck, there are places ON Earth that we previously thought uninhabitable but are actually teeming with life. Humans live in a relatively narrow spectrum; most animals can handle more temperature variations/etc. Radiation is a notable one. For example: there are animals that can handle radiation better than we can. This is kind of an urban legend about cockroaches; While they can resist more than we can, they're not impervious. While humans can handle about 400 rads cockroaches can handle about 3,200 (that's about EIGHT TIMES what humans can handle).You Just Don't Know by GloryAngel
We've found hundreds of exoplanets ranging from giant balls of gas to chunks of rock. In all that everybody can't just assume there's really nobody out there. Personally I think we're looking in too narrow a spectrum. As far as I know, SETI (the Search for Extra Terrastrial Intelligence) is looking more for signs of CIVILIZATION.