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Comment Re:I have no debt and a hefty savings account (Score 3, Informative) 386

Credit cards aren't a system to make payments easier.

Except they are. Credit card companies charge merchants fees in order to be part of their network. As long as you are spending with their cards, they are making money by having you as a customer regardless of the fact that you are not allowing your balance to incur interest.

Comment Re:This is how it will go (Score 2) 253

Compared to everyone else, $70 a month is an amazing price for Gigabit speeds. I am paying that much just for a 75Mbps download, 75Mbps upload connection. Google Fiber is literally over 13 times faster than my speed for the same price. Besides, you are forgetting why Google started Google Fiber: market disruption and to show everyone the power of Gigabit speeds. You can't do that if everyone only has 100Mbps internet.

Comment Re:FTFY (Score 1) 194

There's already constitutional processes in place for removing offending parties from the executive and legislative branches

You mean the one where politicians decide if they're going to hold other politicians accountable? Yeah, that works as well as the bullshit that is Internal Affairs where the police decide if they're going to charge themselves with a crime.

Comment Re:FTFY (Score 0) 194

No, what would be cool is if when the supreme court rules a law unconstitutional, they should also file contempt of court charges against the politicians who passed it, and they should be impeached, then removed from office and made to pay a fine. There you go, all nice and legal like, without firing a shot.

That would be great if SCOTUS wasn't part of the same corrupt system. However, even with your solution, it still involves police / military coming with guns to remove people from office.

Comment Re:FTFY (Score 2, Interesting) 194

Depends on the situation. If they decide to make themselves the government, definitely not. If they decide to actually honor their oath to defend the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic, then it could turn out quite well. What do you find wrong with them demanding that politicians who violate the Constitution step down or be removed from office? How is that any different from a politician being removed from office for say committing murder or rape? The only "issue" is that it would be most of the politicians going to jail - but again, given how poorly they've run this country for almost a century and how low their approval ratings are, that's not a bad thing either.

Comment Re:Sucks (Score 0) 431

By the way, this group-is-everything mentality that you disparage (perhaps because you take such a culture for granted) is exactly the reason why Scandinavian countries rank among the highest in the world in terms of standard of living, literacy, overall happiness, quality of life, etc.

Great, lets start deporting the useless members of our society to those Scandinavian countries and those of us who have useful skills and the motivation to work can have a drastically improved quality of life.

I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours.