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Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 1) 360

And you can always explain away any attacks of conscience by claiming you simply want everyone to be personally responsible for themselves, even as your policies take away the means to do so from the majority of people.

I wish I'd written that.

It's sort of like claiming your view represents the majority while trying to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of legal voters.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 372

by PopeRatzo (#47958151) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

You're a ridiculous, abject moron.

No argument.

For the record, the ad-hominem in question was calling Marlin's integrity, intent, and legitimacy into question as your justification for calling his position and opinion unviable and of no value.

Please quote the part of my original comment where I did any of that or even implied any of that.. Otherwise, you may just be full of it.

Comment: Re:More people would have joined up (Score 1) 360

n a similar way, around here they are trying to promote the annual flu shot.
You get a free Klondike Bar with your flu shot.

I hear they're bringing them shots right out to the trailer park now. The whole Cuyler clan got them shots, except Early, who said it was all a plot and no goddamn body's gonna give him any flu shot because he don't wanna catch the autism.

Damn Obama...

Comment: Re:And we're surprised why? (Score 1) 360

BUT I will say with a company a person can quit or stop purchasing the companies products.

Unless you happen to want to connect to the Internet and you hate the one company in your location that offers broadband connectivity. Oligopolies are the order of the day.

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score -1, Troll) 360

I understand the Ronald Legacy Project has preserved every pair of Depends that Ronald Reagan crapped in during his final two years in office. They'll never forget Reagan (which is more than Ronald Reagan could have said during his last two years in the White House, which, according to testimony to the commitUtee investigating Iran-Contra, he didn't remember a bit. I tended to believe him.).

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 2) 360

I just want to point out that all of your citations are from before the enrollment deadline. I think your latest post was from April.

How about something a little more recent?

In fact, if you follow the website attacks on Obamacare based on the number of people enrolled, you will find a deluge of articles leading up to April of 2014 and then...silence. You'll still find other attacks, but none based on the number of newly enrolled. Then, in May, you see a lot of articles saying, "Well, OK, a lot of people enrolled, but how many actually paid?". And then, based on insurance company data, it turned out that the people signing up for exchanges actually paid at a higher rate than the general population signing up for health insurance.

There are good reasons to criticize the ACA, but the number of people who have gotten coverage for the first time because of the law is not one of them.

Comment: Re:Apple REULEZ! (Score 1) 372

by PopeRatzo (#47956571) Attached to: Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

. I merely pointed out that as someone who works in the field I might be qualified as a person making an informed choice and not just one of the sheep buying what they're told.

A show of hands here: How many of you know someone who "works in the field" who doesn't really know his ass from an RS 232 connector?

Or maybe the view from inside the brotherhood of computer techs is somewhat different from the view from outside. You might want to make note.

Not you, Marlin. You're probably a fine person and an excellent computer tech. But beware of making appeals to authority. They are a logical trap.

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." -- Albert Einstein