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Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 803

by MBGMorden (#49741199) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

Not always. County and local roads are funding largely by the county, but not all of their budget comes from property taxes. A lot of their budget comes from the state, or from special option taxes (ie, our county has an extra $0.01 on the dollar of sales tax specifically for road improvements). They also can get federal grants and such.

Comment: Re:not surprised (Score 1) 648

by MBGMorden (#49703683) Attached to: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing

Dwindling? 63% of the population supports the death penalty, and the low point in public support was actually back in the 1960's. Indeed over the last century support has gone up and down here and there but there is no downward trend overall. We're actually higher in support now than when the first poll was done in 1936.

Comment: Re:Why doesn't he want to live in Africa? (Score 2) 170

I see you couldn't address my simple question.
Why doesn't he want to live in Africa, among his own race, and ONLY his own race? Could it possibly be because he is a 'white supremacist', and believes that white people make better societies than blacks do?

Perhaps because most people don't take race into account at all for such positions and economically people tend to be much better off in the US? Afterall if his goal was to live among white people as you suggest then several countries in Europe would be a far more sensible choice.

Comment: Re:Lies! Lies! All lies! (Score 1) 284

by MBGMorden (#49685077) Attached to: Third Bangladeshi Blogger Murdered In As Many Months

For Christianity, that means hating gays, subjugating minorities, and living a selfish, materialistic life while judging others.

Perspective. Christians over here are greedy, call some people some mean names, and are refusing to make a few gay wedding cakes, whilst Muslims are hacking up and beheading people with machetes and you try to draw an equivalence?

Comment: Re:guess what (Score 1) 284

by MBGMorden (#49685051) Attached to: Third Bangladeshi Blogger Murdered In As Many Months

Um, I'm not a religious person myself, but I grew up in one of the most backwoods fundamentalist Southern Baptist Christian families you can imagine. Even they viewed the Old Testament as basically "good reading" that was completely superseded by the New Testament.

You generally can use the Old Testament as a guide (ie, the Ten Commandments), but if it is contradicted AT ALL by the New Testament then the New Testament takes precedence.

Comment: Re:a 5-year lag (Score 1) 268

by MBGMorden (#49660901) Attached to: Russian Company Unveils Homegrown PC Chips

In terms of raw performance ability, AMD still lags a good bit. In terms of performance per $$$ AMD still isn't a bad value.

IMHO for standard consumer and business desktops AMD is still plenty fine. The servers, high-end workstations, and gaming market is where they have issues. They just have no high-performance chips (at any price) to compete in those sectors.

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Journal: Chronicle: New glasses and contacts (2)

Journal by Chacham

I have tried two more brands of contacts, both hydrogel and toric, with little success. The first pair had the right eye not so bad, but the left was blurry. Ultimately, my appointment was for Sunday, and when i was late i received a phone call. Oops! I guess i've been relying on those reminder calls a bit too much.

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Journal: Chronicle: Off to the bookstore for a book! 2

Journal by Chacham

I love books. Well, i love reading them. There are people who do love books, such as an erstwhile coworker that told me she cried when they were lost or damaged, or something like that. She convincingly conveyed to me that she was emotionally attached to her books. She also no longer works here.

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