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Comment: Re:how many of these people don't want to retire? (Score 2) 116

by Capt James McCarthy (#46779811) Attached to: I expect to retire ...

When I see ages like 75 and never, I wonder if these are people who don't want to stop working, or people who financially can't stop working. My grandfather is 92 and still working...by choice.

Agreed. Really there should be reworded to "When do I want to be financially independent." Personally I don't want to retire. I enjoy work and the sense of accomplishment that goes with it. Traveling is fun and I do it three or four times a year, but I enjoy my businesses. Why would I sell my businesses that I enjoy and make wonderful money at?

Comment: Interesting (Score 2, Interesting) 147

by Capt James McCarthy (#46727063) Attached to: 'weev' Conviction Vacated

I never understood this. If you break up a rape and beat the crap out of the perpetrator, you are hailed a hero. But expose flaws and you are a criminal. I suppose it's not the crime they are exposing, but the tactics to obtain the information then? So the question would be do the ends justify the means? That would apply to all things governmental/commercial I suppose.

Comment: Re:Colonialism??? (Score 1) 398

by Capt James McCarthy (#46080861) Attached to: Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

Doesn't using the phrase "an immigrant would be required to 'live and work' in Detroit for an undetermined length of time" sound a lot like an indentured labour program? It seems awfully familiar to what the Brits did to/in India during the 1800s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_indenture_system)

Actually it's exactly like indentureed servitude and it's been done long before the 1800's.

I suppose it's legal since these folks will be volunteers.

In the United States, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA) of 2000 extended servitude to cover peonage as well as Involuntary Servitude.

Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 1) 222

by Capt James McCarthy (#45968619) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight

invent 'nuclear winter'

Awesome!! Totally forgot about that side affect. Humans can push this clock way back with one of those. Less population, less green house gases (fewer people, means fewer cars/heating/burning/etc..), and a cooler planet should Global Warming take off. Man, this could solve so many problems.

I'm trying to see a down side here.....oh yeah, distruction, loss of life, and reverting much of the world back to the 1800's. Dang. I thought we had a Global solution there.

Comment: Re:Cellphones during the movie was debated.... (Score 1) 1431

by Capt James McCarthy (#45954811) Attached to: Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Well its america, and even worse, florida. The courts already said you can kill whomever you want, you just have to say "he's coming right for us".

If I was in america, and everyone around me was armed and with the above mentality, YOUR GOD DAMN RIGHT I WOULD BE ARMED!

If everyone around you is a violent psychopath (this did occur in america), I would want to be protected personally.

Don't believe the hype of the media. These random actions may appear frequent, but are just sensationalized to bring the world into every living room in America thinking that everyone is out to get them. Then the powers to be can more easily control/tax/litigate the populace.

Comment: Re:Shocking (Score 2) 409

by Capt James McCarthy (#45951293) Attached to: Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'

If proven true in court, this justifies a boycott of Oracle products by all us techies until Oracle produce an open salary audit proving no racial differentials between staff at the same locations. The allegation if true is disgraceful

Hmmmm....Interesting concept. An open salary audit. Let me see. So what you are saying is that all employees for a given job description are equal. Is that correct?

Well, I guess that you would have to make sure that there are measureable metrics to ensure that employee A is doing the same and equal job of employees D, B, F, E, T, C.

Look, what was said, or practiced, is wrong on all fronts. As an employer and a one time employee, it sucks, but it happens all the time. I know for a fact that recruiters look to the mid-west to bring employees to the east/west coast because they have a lesser expectation for salary. Does that make them racist?

Comment: Always made me wonder... (Score 1) 112

Of who owns the airspace above the atmosphere. Understanding that each Country in the world has control over the airspace within it's borders, but what what elevation does that cease? Could you launch a vehicle from international waters taking your own satellites into orbit and beyond the control of anyone? I'm sure it would upset many folks. Resources not being an issue for such an undertaking.

Comment: Re:Slavery mentality in the USA still very strong (Score 1) 224

by Capt James McCarthy (#45787511) Attached to: Snowden Gives Alternative Christmas Message On Channel 4

Governor Nikki Haley, R-SC, who appointed Scott, is also a fairly prominent South Carolina politician. (After all, she's the governor.) Haley's parents immigrated from India; she isn't descended from slaveowners either.

Debatable. Slavery has existed in India for quite a long time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_India

Assuming that the United States had cornered the global market on slavery is very short sighted.

Comment: Re:Misleading Headline (Score 1) 55

by Capt James McCarthy (#45787399) Attached to: Earth's Orbit Reshapes Sea Floor

Its a very sad state in the world that any article - even those who not even talk about global warmning - get dragged into that flame war by the deniers.

I think sarcasm would be more appropriate then denier. You know, humor.

Of course it could also be a reaction to past performances of science chicken little prognostications.

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