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Comment: Re:Painted target (Score 5, Insightful) 126

I know the article says that these companies can't afford to ignore china

Well, big companies, like MS, Apple, Oracle, etc.

When you run a small (or more local) business, one of the nice things is being able to avoid certain markets and customers. In fact, unless your future growth (and corresponding funding) aren't a lock, you have to avoid them because all they'll do is destroy your business.

So if the big boys have to jump through ridiculous hoops in order to keep those profit margins sky-high, fuck 'em. That's how the game works.

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 1) 316

by Captain Splendid (#48925525) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture
You are defending things you want to believe.

Ah yes. Question other people's motivations, see how far that gets you.

In that vein, you're obviously a tool of the elite, here to sow bullshit and apathy to keep the people down. Hope that paycheck is worth it!

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 1) 316

by Captain Splendid (#48888313) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture
About your bullshit that democrat politicians are 'better' than republican ones!

Citation, please.

you put them on a damn pedestal

No, it's just that you and your "everybody's the same, hur durr" mentality is so fucking myopic, I'm put int he reasonable position of defending a president, an administration, a party and a country I don't even like all that much. THAT'S how retarded you are.

I mean, you can hate politicians all you want, but treating them as several thousand undifferentiated clones is fucking inhuman.

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 1) 316

by Captain Splendid (#48884721) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture
Well then I can clue you in on something. Whatever you're watching/reading spews the same crap about democrats and republicans as the TV.

Which includes you, I presume?

but your speculations are also nothing more than speculation

What speculations? You really suck at specifics.

The party created a monster, they chop one leg off, now they're a hero?

What the fuck are you talking about?

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 1) 316

by Captain Splendid (#48880041) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture
*in which, if you are talking about the voters, then we are in agreement, but the politicians on both sides are only going over their spreadsheets and leave all the masturbatory philosophizing for you all to fight over.

Sadly, real world events do not conform to that sentence.

philosophizing

No wonder you're clueless if that's what you think is going on.

Comment: Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (Score 1) 316

by Captain Splendid (#48878979) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture
Politics, especially the kind with any real influence is one big gray mass of corruption.

Once again, repeating a thing doesn't make it true.

It takes a specific kind of person to make any headway in the business.

Gasp! Politics attracts a certain kind of personality!

The 'honest' ones sit on the bench or get the bums rush.

That...doesn't sound as dire as you think it sounds.

nuance

Oh lord, he links to one article detailing a few limp wristed Democrats so my argument is bullshit! Christ, you can do better than that son. (Hint: Try Walter Karp, not Salon if you're going to be making this argument with any kind of fucking rigour.)

That is the objective, not to win, not to lose, just stay in the game.

Yeah, everybody gets into politics because the money is so good. Everybody.

I just find it funny/sad when people standing on the beach tell me there's no water, and then give me shit every time I point out they're soaking in it.

Your view of the world is so Manichean it's a wonder you're not a Republican voter.

It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes

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