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Comment: Re:Greedy bastards ... (Score 0) 401

Corporations are constituted by people, who do not give up free speech rights when they enggage in busiiness. Congress has no authority to do so because of the first amendment. Congress may not create groups of people then require them to give up free speech as a cost of entry into the group.

As for your example from this week, Congress' ability to force companies to say things is heavily oriented around preventing deception and fraud.

Jamming one's political opinion out the mouth of a corporation is similarly not allowed.

Comment: Re:the 70's called (Score 2) 338

Well, I've been warning against any mitigation of gw -- moving inland slowly over 100-300 years is a minor hassle (buildings get old anyway).

But accidentally overshooting and inducing an ice age (which can start in as little as 1-2 years) will actually and rapidly kill billions.

Comment: Blue Harvest (Score 3, Funny) 90

I know a guy who did something similar but they saved the fingers. He ripped through 3 fingers and split the thumb halfway up. The scars lined up rather wincingly, I mean convincingly.

Anyway, the best joke in Family Guy's Blue Harvest is removed in reruns.

At the end, Luke, sitting with robot finishing his new robot hand: Can I try it out?

Robot doctor: I'd try it on a hot dog first.

Comment: Re:Series/Movie Reversed? (Score 1) 33

Nah American Gods is perfect for a modern TV series. They had so damned many with so many funky personalities and behaviors you couldn't really touch on most in a movie.

This will give ample opportunity to explore all the flashback origins and other historical incidents inbetween the ongoing storyline.

Comment: Re:No more lobbyists in the WhiteHouse! (Score 1) 113

Why do you think people go into power to begin with? To get legal bribes AKA political donations if nothing else. Otherwise they have tens of thousands of ways "your stuff might get broke, ya know?"

This simple theory has much more explanatory and predictive power than the "I wanna serve The People", especially when you look at corruption around the world.

Let's simplify the tax code, getting rid of thousands of loopholes...so we can hand them out all over again. This happens every 30 years or so.

One good suit is worth a thousand resumes.

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