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Comment Re:Grants? That is your worry? (Score 1) 286

when government abuses its authority there is at least a theoretical ability to push back when corporations abuse their authority there is NO WAY to push back
You've got that backwards son, corporations don't tend to demand a monopoly on force, the way that govt's do. So other than large private corporations which are subject to law suits(something most govt's have the choice to disagree to, see sovereign immunity). What actions can you take against the govt that you can't take to push back against corporations?

Comment Re:stop with all the nonsense (Score 1) 504

Then we have the painful efforts in shows like FlintIf you mean Black Sails, the complete lack of interest on the characters face while getting ridden by Mrs. Barlowe was kind of a dead giveaway. The plot point was less he's gay, Hooray! But how a British sea captain could have his life turned up side down and become the fiercest pirate of the Caribbean. As for GOT spoiler alert some people care about gay dudes sucking dick left and right.

Comment Re:Not affecting life expectancy in a positive way (Score 2) 201

While this might seem like it reduces aging, US is 45th or 46th in life expectancy globally. Other countries are not using these treatments, and men live an extra 10-12 years in some of them
Ugg, So much wrong info. 1st US is 36th in life expectancy, 2nd our neighbors to the north, Canada lives 2.7 years longer and they're #11. So as you can see there's a not really a difference in living 3 more years yet those 3 years span 25 other countries. Taking these treatments isn't going to kill you that much faster.

Comment Re:First sighting of the selfie gremlin? (Score 1) 113

Remember Sarah Palin's sad story about the little girl who "came down" with autism after getting some vaccines?
No, I do remember Michelle Bachmann's story. But hey, it's easy to confuse which conservative woman from fly-over country said which stupid thing when the only place you get your news is from the Daily Show or the Colbert Report.

Comment Re:Lollipop = Windows Vista (Score 1) 437

Part of the problem is that Lollipop offers little new, but does destroy existing functionality. Google Calendar is much less usable than before. Personal and business email is now handled by the same application, making it much more difficult to keep private and business separate. Etc..
Never really used the calendar function, but I did used to use the bluetooth connection in my car which was broken by Google's switch from the Bluez stack to the Broadcom one. So I actually like the change to lollipop since every Nexus device that ran anything newer than Froyo refused to work nicely(i.e. at all) w/ my car's bluetooth. Unless I could find a version of cyanogenmod to run on that device.

Comment Re:It gets worse... (Score 2, Insightful) 48

The Telegraph and Guardian are respectable British publications. They all agree that Hungary is leaning fascist.
That word, you keep using it, I don't think means what you think it means. Seriously, the grauniad is anything but a respectable British publication. One should ask precisely why Hungary is heading towards fascism.

Comment Re:Unconstitutional for redistricting (Score 1) 57

Normally I would be able to find equally absurd mutually exclusive contradictory view points held by Democrats to "balance" the posting and burnish my credentials as a "neutral" guy. But it is getting increasingly difficult. And I no longer care to be the "neutral" guy. And I have karma to burn.
Allow me to save you the trouble, you chose guns, like your absurd nuclear tipped bazooka, yet I bet you've never noticed or asked yourself why there aren't rifles sold in greater than 0.50 caliber? Hint, 1968 firearms act. Now, since you like talking about technology and time travel, I'll accept flintlocks as long as a "free press" applies only to presses and printing technology from the 1790s. See how hard that was? The sooner you recognize the boot stomping on your face isn't any softer when worn by someone with a D after their name, the happier you'll be.

Comment Re:Easy, India or China (Score 1) 303

So why has every environmental initiative in the past 40 years been pushed by the Democrats and resisted by the Republicans?
How the fuck did this get +4 insightful? The Kosdot is strong today. Let's go back less than 40 yrs ago to the Byrd-Hagel resolution that passed 95-0 in the US senate prior to Clinton signing the Kyoto Protocol. Do you honestly believe there were 95 republican senators at that time? Hint there wasn't.

Comment Re:not really that hard, theoretically (Score 1) 177

No, the original intent was to ensure that slave owners could form militias to prevent slave revolts. The Founders were well aware of the inability of militias to stand against a professional army as consistently demonstrated in the American Revolution.
Federalist #46 would be to differ.

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