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Comment Re:The article should use "ridiculous" 0 times. (Score 1) 281 281

If I stopped having a car I would have to move from where I live, as the nearest store is some six miles away; hardly an easy trek to do all the time to get groceries. For others that may, as you said, lose their job, not having a car isn't a realistic option either. So you get something that makes your life a LOT easier, but in doing so government mandates there is something else you HAVE to buy.

On the same logic you could stop paying the government and then not read the law. Sooner or later that is going to get you in trouble because you don't know the law, but you can make your life a LOT easier by buying access to reading and understanding the law.

Please keep in mind that I find it insane that the government can hide the law from its citizens; to have a free society the law has to be equal for everyone, and this more than anything else puts a divide between the haves and the have-nots.

Comment Re:The article should use "ridiculous" 0 times. (Score 0) 281 281

I'm not sure I get what you mean.

Let's use car insurance as an example; something you are required by law to buy. That means the government can force you to buy stuff, so ... the law doesn't have to be free to read? Is that actually what you meant?

Comment Re:Who wrote the summary? (Score 1) 236 236

I have a lot of respect for dyslexics who still try to express themselves in written form - I can't imagine it being easy getting past the, "People are gonna make fun of me" line of thought.

The editors, however, failed miserably at their job in the case of your submission. Samzenpus' task here was to make it so none of us realized you're dyslexic, and instead he just clicked "Approve" without even bothering to reach for his keyboard.

Comment Re:British man arrested for sale of grapefruit kni (Score 1) 63 63

First of all, ANY reason to get constantly flashing ads banned from the internet is a GOOD reason.

Secondly, it's just other kinds of offending pictures that other countries' citizens could learn to look away from rather than flying into a rage and trying to have them banned.

Yes, I'm talking about the religious fanatics here. You pick which religion.

Comment Re:Politely? (Score 1) 66 66

Impolitely is the standard way, because you can't just update it - you have to go to, remember to turn OFF downloading McAfee Security Scan, download the installer, run the installer, wait for the download and install, turn off your browser, then lose the "Restore last session" feature in Firefox (and probably others) because it 'tests' Flash by opening again.

So yeah, a background update by malware seems very polite.

Comment Re:Yay for Belgium (Score 5, Insightful) 72 72

who can't enter in to an agreement with a business

The commission is particularly interested in the use that Facebook makes of information about users who are not logged in to Facebook, and may not even be members.

Facebook is essentially saying you don't HAVE to enter into an agreement with them in order for them to keep track of you.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."