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Comment: Re:Groaning all the way (Score 1) 382

by ImprovOmega (#46758947) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?
Mostly because they don't know all your deductions. For most Americans they know your wages (W-2/1099) and certain deductions (mortgage interest, education expenses, and any charity big enough to actually file charitable contributions with the IRS). But there's a lot of deductions they wouldn't know about - dependents (especially qualifying adult dependents), child care expenses, charitable giving to smaller organizations like local churches, or item donations to charitable groups like the Salvation Army. For those reasons they can't just auto-compute everyone's taxes yet. But give it time. When every micro transaction is automatically logged all of your tax liability will be computed and deducted from your paycheck in advance. Hopefully not too long after that we'll turn into a post-scarcity society, or else things will get really grim.

Comment: Re:So wait, shotguns are more accurate than the bi (Score 1) 307

Plus it's not like they had proper machining tools to craft that thing with. When it's that big across it can look well enough like a perfect circle while not at all being a perfect circle. So even at that it would well have been a 3:1 ratio with imperfections in its execution.

Comment: Re:Other states it's legal? (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46708525) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
If you want to call opposing gay marriage being a hate campaign then you'll also have to accept it when the other side calls pro-choice initiatives murder campaigns. Or other similarly stupid word transformations meant to coerce people to your cause.

What was done to Eich was unjust and indefensible. Everyone who had a hand in it should be ashamed of themselves.

Comment: Re:Bu the wasn't fired (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46708423) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
You know, if you relabel things to suit your wishes you can make anything sound bad. Let's play pretend for a moment - let's say there was a bill introduced that would expand abortion rights for women. This bill ends up being pretty contentious with a razor thin majority voting in favor of it. Now 2 years down the road the abortion bill is overturned by the Supreme Court because politics have changed and now such expansions are frowned upon. Then 4 years after that we find a CEO who donated money to support this bill at the time because he strongly believed that women should have those rights. This causes an uproar in the now-majority and they demand that he be removed from his job because he supported a "murder campaign".

This scenario very closely parallels what happened with Eich, but I highly doubt anyone supporting Eich's ouster would support this hypothetical CEO being kicked. And calling Prop 8 a hate campaign is just as disingenuous and toxic to any meaningful discussion.

Comment: Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46708341) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
But he doesn't have the option to withdraw that support after the fact. What if the politics change in another 6 years and now everyone is opposed to gay marriage. Would it then be okay to hunt down people that gave money to oppose Prop 8 and make the step down/resign/quit/be fired? Going back and pursuing campaigns against individuals who opposed your views after the tide shifts in your favor is just plain vindictive. There's no justice or honor in that and it makes you out to be more bigoted and hateful than the people you were opposing in the first place.

Everyone who supported Eich's ouster should be hanging their hypocritical heads in shame.

Comment: Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46708277) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
It is unjust to harass or otherwise persecute someone for their political beliefs. By your logic it would be perfectly acceptable to run a CEO out of their job for donating to oppose Prop 8 because free speech. You can't have it both ways. This uproar is rooted in pure hatred and hypocrisy.

Comment: Re:Other states it's legal? (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46708197) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
Oh, then you also had no problem with people being forced out of their jobs for supporting gay rights in the 80's. No? They you're a hypocrite. The worst atrocities in history have been committed by people convinced they were "morally right" - the Holocaust, the Salem Witch Trials, the Inquisition, the Crusades, 9/11 - do you really want to go down that road with secular humanism as your moral basis? We all know where that road ends and it isn't pretty.

Comment: Re:I think the conversation here is missing the po (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46707163) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
Okay, then when the political winds change you would also consider it "free speech working" if a CEO is forced out because he supported gay marriage once 6 years prior? Because that would be the exact same thing that happened with Eich for a reversed position.

Comment: Re:I think the conversation here is missing the po (Score 1) 1109

by ImprovOmega (#46707137) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law
Okay, they the GLBT community members who took part in this are hypocritical bullies who are using their newfound political favor to engage in the same acts they used to condemn loudly when they were done to their members.

For what it's worth, I'd be equally pissed if Eich was "forced out" for being gay or for donating in opposition to Prop 8. That would be equally wrong to do this for those reasons.

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