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Comment: Divide and Conquer... (Score 1) 118

by Bob_Who (#48070539) Attached to: HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say
...Merge, downsize, split the stock and/or split the business, rinse, lather, repeat. Corporations are in constant motion and adjustment of their books in order to manage the market, the labor costs, the tax laws, SEC, and the international equities market. All is a hedge on a future that is profitable to a select few, but it impacts all of us. It seems that the interests of these large corporations cause a great deal of uncertainty for their employees and the market in order to be competitive. It was a lot simpler when HP made money by having a superior, high value, affordable product . Now that is no longer the focus because of the complexity of our laws and the incentives offered to a select few who benefit more from a dose of chaos and uncertainty and losses. Especially loss of labor costs whenever it suits them.

Comment: Who says crime doesn't pay. (Score 1) 15

by Bob_Who (#48070491) Attached to: How Dangerous is Being a Cop in the US?
780,000 Officers is just the tip of the industry when you also consider all of the criminal courts and related services, the prisons and jails managed at municipal, county, state, and federal levels, the border patrol, cyber-security, tsa, dea, fbi, atf, related intelligence resources, the list goes on and on and on. In today's economy this is one of the biggest sectors of the domestic economy when you tally it all up. And Its is not expected to turn a profit, like most other jobs. Most enterprise in America that employs people is supposed to be profitable. Perhaps expecting profit in all other sectors of the economy, except criminal justice, is the real reason why its getting so bloated. Perhaps if the public was as willing to spend a dollar on education for every ten dollars they waste on locking up 1% of the adult population, there wouldn't be a need to criminalize so many in order to create jobs for others. Fear and ignorance distort the public discourse and lead to poor decisions and public policy. Perhaps we are a long way from evolving out of this short coming. But it would be great if common sense would just overwhelm the populous and we could find better ways to live our lives together, share prosperity, and accept a more peaceful narrative. But that would be boring, I guess, so let's avoid that at all cost.

Comment: Re:Boot them from the Swift system for a few weeks (Score 1) 96

by Bob_Who (#48066007) Attached to: JP Morgan Chase Breach: Shades of a Cyber Cold War?

Or maybe we can goose step Dimon to jail, and burn JPMorgan to the ground financially.

Now that's the first pertinent response I've yet heard.

Why should we trust anything JP Morgan says when they are proven liars and frauds and they are protected by policy. The fact is that bank robbery has been conveniently been redefined as identity theft, therefore JP Morgan has less at stake when they say this happened. One minute they're secure, the next, they're not but they can point to the perpetrators with certainty. Yeah right, I trust them, its the commie gangster's fault. Not one US Banker has taken the fall yet, but we're supposed to blame Russia for our fucked up security and banking laws. Eric Holder will no doubt be well paid for his epic failure. Its unbelievable how distracted and hypnotized Americans have become lately. Common sense has eluded us. If we won't toss Dimon in jail then lets just make him President or drop him from B-2. Its really getting absurd. Russia is not our enemy, our policy is the problem we need fix first and foremost. WAKE UP AMERICA!!

Comment: Re:Oh my god, I would have been dead at 5-10 yo (Score 1) 139

by Bob_Who (#48058751) Attached to: Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

I either NEVER had a sense of smell, or at least not since I was 5 years old. So I should have died over 25 years ago.

Same story for a high school girlfriend who was exceptional in every way. She said she lost her sense of smell at around 5 or 6 years of age and for no apparent reason .

Nothing else unusual, except for a nose missing from her face (... just kidding ;-)

Comment: Re:OMG, lol (Score 1) 139

by Bob_Who (#48058591) Attached to: Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

Anecdotical counter-evidence: my uncle lost his sense of smell back in '94, arguably because he was smoking too much. He quit smoking in '95 and is still alive and well, 19 years later. He's born in 1942, if anyone cares to know.

Back in high school (Jurassic Period) my girlfriend Holly had absolutely no sense of smell. She said that she just stopped smelling things when she was very young, perhaps 5 or 6 for no apparent reason. Otherwise, she was completely healthy. She was a top scholar, a "triple threat" on the stage, beautiful, talented, creative, curvy, great kisser, the whole package. The fact that she couldn't smell anything was just a wonderful gift from the lord, as far as I was concerned. . High school was a great time for a girlfriend that could not smell my feet, my athletics, morning breath, beer, weed, ciggies, cheap cologne, other chicks, my friends, or my dog... it was ideal at the time. Suddenly farts were funny again.

But I wouldn't want to be around if babies arrived on the scene. If you cant smell baby shit then you're a public nuisance with infants. Anyway, she is still alive, 160 million years later....

Comment: Re:Hopefully data only (Score 1) 96

by Bob_Who (#48012867) Attached to: Mobile Phone Use Soon To Be Allowed On European Flights
Maybe its a marketing scheme to get the transoceanic business folks to insist on first class, where they can escape the claustrophobia, light up a ciggy, and join the mile high club. Also, if you don't allow cell phones then you have to entertain all of the children on the plane with your magic tricks, gum and breath mints. (Ambien optional).

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberrys!" -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail