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Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 699

by Atzanteol (#47711073) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Very nice example of confirmation bias. You went looking for everything that supported your belief.

Now go look at the down-modded ones as well. As I said - anything not toeing the line is at 1 or 2.

"2 hidden comments"
> How about hiring qualified applicants?
>> "2 hidden comments"

Notice how you only see one side of the conversation?

Comment: Re:What a bunch of Wuss (Score 1) 567

by Archangel Michael (#47706977) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

He obviously didn't ever hear or read about Normandy. Or about the German disaster at the outskirts of Moscow the previous winter. Germany made the classic blunder of believing they were invincible (or at least acting like it) based on Hitler's Ideology of German superiority.

Additionally, he doesn't realize that the US was pretty much the only people fighting on two fronts at the same time, Europe and Pacific. Now, I don't know if he's looked at the globe lately, but Pacific was a pretty big theater. And the Japanese were tough fighters, often fighting until the last man had fallen, something rarely seen in warfare.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 699

by Atzanteol (#47703743) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Pick any random story about equality and it will be full of people accusing the women involved of attacking them personally and of being whiney bitches.

Clarify this for me: Are you saying:
1. Such posts exist, and some get upmodded.
- or -
2. The majority of such comments get upmodded and misogyny is the dominant sentiment in this community.

If you're saying 2, we should take action. But first, citation needed, because I think you are mistaken.

I await your action and apology. Very clear pattern of up-mods for misogynistic crap and down-mods for anything not toeing the line.

Comment: Re:What a bunch of Wuss (Score 1) 567

by Archangel Michael (#47703257) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

To be fair, the US had to cross an ocean, and Britain wasn't much help for much of the war. Russia wasn't much of a force either, except for the best Army unit they had called ... Winter.

The US took time to build up forces in Britain and once we decided to invade Normandy, and secured that landing, it was all but over for the Nazi's.

That, and you forgot that Germany also had Italy in its axis as well. Not quite the lopsided fight you portrayed.

Comment: Re:Defeats the purpose (Score 1) 229

Email is not a Documentation system. It just isn't. Documentation should be centralized and pointed to for newbies and veterans returning from Vacation/Holiday alike. While it MIGHT suffice for such out of convenience, it really starts to show as documentation ages and people come and go organizationally.

Comment: Predictable (Score 3, Insightful) 452

by Calibax (#47677185) Attached to: Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

1. Place immature people (of any physical age) in an anonymous, no consequences environment.
2. Give them the ability to address people whom they would never have the opportunity to approach outside of a virtual environment.
3. Supply a conduit such as Twitter or Facebook or email that requires very little effort compared to writing and mailing a physical letter.

The result is completely predictable.

Comment: Re:He's also advocating for tax hikes for the rich (Score 1) 206

You have failed to realize the shrinking Middle Class is caused by government strangling the economy with taxes, fees, regulations and laws. You speak of "robust middle class" when there is less of it everyday. Taxes are regressive, and if you look at the combined taxes people pay (hidden sales, excise, non-hidden sales, income, fees, duties and property taxes ...) you realize that we all are serfs to government. Tell me, when was government ever satisfied with the taxes it collected?

Comment: Re:Screwed... (Score 1) 327

by Archangel Michael (#47670777) Attached to: California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

1/2 are PARTIALLY due to NIMBYism. However, the real costs (Construction, Labor ...) are all increased beyond the original estimate. And from my perspective, the fact that these costs were not represented to the tax payers in the first place (short sightedness), when they KNEW it wouldn't be as cheap as they presented, makes the whole thing a lie.

3) It is "feasible" at what cost. Feasibilty at the cost they presented, hardly. Not even close. And they knew the real cost all along and lied about it to get their pet project.

4) Arguing Airfare costs are going to increase, while at the same time denying the actual increasing cost of the HSR is quite hypocritical of you. The current estimate is a one way fare from Sacramento to San Diego is going to be $120 range, when it is complete, and that cost will certainly be subsidized by the taxpayer. Additionally we have no idea what kind of transportation system will be needed in 20 years, with Public Versions of Google Cars and Tesla types and ....

Trains are 1800 Technology, and work well for established mid range corridors (200-300 Miles max). Sacramento to Los Angeles is outside that range. And forget Redding to San Diego.

HSR is nothing more than a romantic fantasy.

Comment: Re:He's also advocating for tax hikes for the rich (Score 1) 206

a flat tax is naturally progressive

This is flat out error and wrong. All taxes are regressive, even the ones that "target" the rich. Remember the "Luxury Tax" during the Clinton era? It was short lived because it didn't collect any revenue and cost thousands of jobs or regular people as the rich suddenly stopped buying Luxury Items (boats, planes, limos etc). It didn't hurt the rich, it hurt the people who made stuff for the rich.

It was so bad, so quickly that it was repealed in very short order. You don't hear about it, because it doesn't fit the "Progressive" mantra of "Progressive" taxes.

The fact of the matter is, taxes are a necessary evil, because they are regressive, either intentionally (Cigarette Taxes), or unintentionally (Medical Device Taxes under Obama Care).

Demonize the rich all you want, I don't care. But the moment you try to take from them via "Taxes" you're not going to hurt them at all, you're gonna hurt those that work for the rich. That's the thing about "disposable income", they don't have to use it at all or they can use it to keep more of their own money and avoid taxes, and that always hurts those whose incomes depend on the rich spending that money.

Imitation is the sincerest form of plagarism.