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Comment: Re:think globally (Score 5, Interesting) 190

by DNS-and-BIND (#47963871) Attached to: Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

I love how the default attitude is spite. Blame America for doing something wrong, instead of the obvious choice - make your own version of kickstarter. With blackjack, and hookers. Then you don't have to listen to what the Americans say at all. Better yet, you can exclude Americans from participating. You can even go so far as to redirect any American IP address to a landing page where you let them know all the problems you have with the US federal government.

Kickstarter doesn't do deals outside the USA for well-known legal reasons. Maybe you can discover what these are when you start your own - but you won't, so the question is moot. Still, I wish someone would. I just don't see it happening, though.

Comment: Re:No, It Won't (Score 2) 324

by DNS-and-BIND (#47943151) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

The rate of extreme poverty in China rate fell to 12% in 2010. Guess how much it was in 1981, when they had real socialism? The kind of socialism where people went to prison for being right-wingers. 84%.

It's funny how you call for a truce and say neither is right...when socialism insists that it is 100% right all the time, and is not joking.

Comment: Re: I never thought I'd say this... (Score 1) 326

the simple distastefulness of having barefoot poverty within the US.

Yeah, who is really going to cry for rural white Americans trapped in this cycle? Nobody.

Also, "so backward that nobody wants to be a farmer"? WTF? Farmers are, by definition, backward. They live in shithole nowhere-land. There is no culture, no art, no theater, no learning. Just figuring out how to make money from a patch of land, and molesting your daughters. Who feels sorry for these bitter clingers?

Comment: Re:News for nerds (Score 1) 165

Is this because ISIS stories conflict with your worldview of Muslims as peaceful? It is very important to see stories that challenge us. If we don't do that, then we're nothing but redneck hillbillies. Do you or don't you agree with stories that challenge us to change our preconceptions that were formed from the basis of feeling rather than fact?

Comment: Re:What good is aid going to do (Score 0) 221

by DNS-and-BIND (#47931057) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response
It doesn't matter what the 'perspective' is. All that matters is science. If you're against science, you lose, period. BTW I love the racism in your comment where you say Westerners can understand things but people of color lack the ability. I bet they love you down at the KKK hall on Saturday nights.

Comment: Re:Some of that sounds awfully familiar (Score 3, Interesting) 952

by DNS-and-BIND (#47929297) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Comment: Re:I just want the new Nexus. (Score 1, Informative) 222

by DNS-and-BIND (#47892315) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters
There are three professions where being untruthful is the key to success: Lawyers, salespeople, and marketing. All three are hired to portray their client in the most favorable light possible, and the very best ones lie through their teeth. The worst of these three are the marketers because they have legions of psychologists and scientists trying to figure out the best way to lie to people.

Comment: Re:well... (Score 1) 246

by DNS-and-BIND (#47848167) Attached to: Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

. You know who gets screwed? 200 other local companies that each have 50 employees or whatever. Because they're forced to pay the normal tax rates, while your giant corporation is exempt.

These sorts of businesses are the foundation of strength of the Republican party. Hopefully they go out of business sooner rather than later.

Comment: This happened to me (Score 0, Troll) 819

I was on a transoceanic flight, and the lady behind me kept knocking her knees into my chair. I looked behind me, and she's not only like 6'2", but she has her knees directly in front of her so as to present the greatest obstacle possible. No, can't put your knees in any other position, that would be too easy. We have to recline our seat while preventing the person in front of us from doing the same with his. I repeat: this lady had her knees out in front of her in the most obstructive possible position when she could have chosen to put them any other way. She knew damn well she was hitting the back of my chair.

It's people problem. Inconsiderate assholes who can't put themselves in other peoples' shoes - and get really self-righteous about it.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." - Bert Lantz