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Comment: Re:Or they will simply get it banned or restricted (Score 1) 517

by CyprusBlue113 (#48010595) Attached to: Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

True. I am preparing for a multi-year court battle myself over the right to put an antenna on my roof. I did it to myself, but fighting fascism from the inside is more effective when you're dealing with people who don't understand that in UDOTS, laws are for restricting governments, not freedom.
Still, I fear the battle is lost once you realize that a strip search at an airport is deemed reasonable. Before you argue what "a well regulated militia" means, you need to define "infringed". Well, I mean to say, you need to stop running words through Google translate English--doublespeak.
More to your point, I suggest you start reviewing the laws in your own town. Just because you haven't been prosecuted for violating a city ordinance or tax law, doesn't mean you're not guilty.

There shouldn't be any court battle over this if you did it correctly. FCC trumps.

Comment: Re:Stop using Facebook (Score 3, Insightful) 261

by CyprusBlue113 (#47962113) Attached to: Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

Dick Cheney brought us the current mess. He set the bar. W was just his sock-puppet.

Oh yeah, that makes sense. The son of a former President, former CIA Director, grandson of a U.S. Senator, and great-grandson of one of the 19th centuries rail barons was merely a sock puppet serving the interests of the son of a minor bureaucrat with the Department of Agriculture. You know, people should look at the nature of history before they start building conspiracy theories.

Every family has their dumbass.

Comment: Re:Is he a senior? (Score 1) 251

by CyprusBlue113 (#47771285) Attached to: TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

This also explains using names like John Connor. You and I would be able to recognize the source of the name. It's much less likely that a senior citizen would, so it gives them a way to filter out the people least likely to fall for the scam.

Really? The original Terminator movie came out in 1984. People now in their 60s would have been about the same age as most of us here. Someone now in their 90s might not know about the movie, but I would bet at least as many people in their 60s and 70s know the name John Connor as do people in their teens and 20s.

Actually it would be the opposite.

The original terminator movie came out in 1984, the sequel came out in 1992. Someone born in 1984 is now 32 years old, you get a lot of people in their 20's who have never seen terminator.

If we add a non-western culture into the mix (in Australia, a lot of these telemarketers/scammers have thick Indian accents) they will likely have never seen Terminator, let alone make the John Conor connection. Also, it's not an unusual name.

I want to know how someone born in 1984 is somehow 32 years old in 2014. This isn't even hard math. The last digit is the same...

Comment: Re:consider the source (Score 1) 529

Jeff Sessions, Tea Party Guy. Of course he's going to take the nativist view. He probably thinks Microsoft could just take the 18,000 people it's laying off and repurpose them to fill whatever positions it's trying to use H1B visas for. Because tech skills are interchangeable, right? And all those 18,000 are totally okay relocating across the country (or globe) right?

Just because a lot of his opinions are idiotic, doesn't mean this one is. Tea Party people terrify me, and I still agree with this point.

If all you see is the source in a vote, and not the individual messages or topics, you're part of the problem in our system of government.

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 1) 619

by CyprusBlue113 (#47277941) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

You think we'd have a lot of money if we didn't spend it on wars, imagine how much we would have if we didn't spend it on Welfare (corporate and social) which represents a MUCH larger number.

We could buy every working person a new fuel efficient car every year and repave all the interstates and still have money left over.

Yeah, all we have to do is kill the indigent, poor, lazy, and crippled. Imagine what a better world it would be.

Comment: Re:The FCC has no right to dictate terms (Score 2) 208

#1 is critically important. It is my understanding that getting land rights to put up poles and lay cable is the largest hurdle for many potential providers, to the point of making it cost prohibitive. And who is lobbying to keep it that way? The one provider already in the area. This must be fixed. I agree with you that a free-er (as opposed to completely free) market solution is the best. We just need some ground rules to ensure that competition can be made fair.

Too many people are looking to strong-arm the companies with strict regulation instead of looking at the situation and providing an environment in which the free market can work. We haven't really had a chance for the free market to work, and #1 is a great example of why, so we haven't seen what the free market can do in this sector.

Let's try the less-government solution first. If that doesn't work, then we can go to the more-government later. We can ALWAYS get more government later. It's excruciatingly difficult to go the other direction.

No, you idiot, because this: http://trillastravels.files.wo...

Comment: Re:Pretty Thin Ray of Hope (Score 2) 56

'You can't kid a kidder. Having been a lobbyist, he knows all their tricks,' says Blair Levin.

So this is what we've been reduced to? The disconsolate wish, having turned the regulatory body over to one of the kleptarchs, that he will discover not only his duty to society but also unbiased objectivity, and turn on his own? A ray of hope so thin strains my credulity.

I don't know, if done right it can go really well. See Joseph Kennedy and the initial SEC. He may actually be on the up and up, only time will tell.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn