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Comment: Re:It's like Venezuela but without all the gun cri (Score 1) 297 297

Social program such as an oversized pointless military? Yes that is a one of their problems.

Do people really think that socialist countries will not have over-sized pointless militaries? The whole issue is that most things government run becomes oversized and useless.

Comment: Re: It's like Venezuela but without all the gun cr (Score 1) 297 297

Yet every time someone want to rein in the spending in the US, we hear "we have a paying bills problem, not a spending problem."

It's hard to correct course when you have a mindset that all spending is now set in stone (not counting the automatic increases each year.)

And yes, the war in Iraq caused a lot of that but the idea that we can use this to justify every increase in debt is silly.

Comment: Re:Lame duck (Score 3, Insightful) 190 190

I would say he helped improve race relations

I'd have to say this is one of his biggest failures. I have never seen a president try to play races against each other as much as this one. "If I had a son, he would look like Travon?" WTF?? Can you imagine if Regan/Bush Sr/Clinton said "If I had a son, he would look like [insert white victim killed by black man]"

Comment: Re:what are your qualifications? (Score 1) 278 278


What part of my post do you think requires an advance degree in environmental science and climatology?

As demostrated by quoting incorrect information in a slashdot summary, you screwed up and showed that you will belive anything that backs your bias without doing any research.

Or do you think I need a degree to click the link on the summary?

Comment: Re:i'm going with 98% of the scientific community (Score 1) 278 278

I love your post. It demostrates how much blind trust you have for infomation that is pro-climate change.

I'd be willing to bet that any anti-climate change info you read, you do the same lack of research and simply assume it's a lie from Big Oil.

You blindly believed and quoted (without any independent research) the summary of a slashdot article.

The article itself gives a different number and submitted mentioned that the 98% was a typo.

That number made sense to you because it agreed with your viewpoint so you did no research and blindly accepted the information you were told (and proudly changed the subject line.)

Comment: Re:It's business (Score 1) 123 123

So what? Do you advocate lying, cheating, and stealing to make that money? I ask because Verizon signed an agreement to make FIOS available to everyone in the city and they are now trying to weasel out of it.

My comment was toward the quote (which I quoted in my comment) that buisnesses should not be expected to live up to their promises and the implciation that profit is evil.

To answer your question: if I was losing money working for a company, yes I would break my contract and leave - and I would understand that I may be sued for breach of contract.

I've read several articles on this and while Verison is not blameless, the issue is not as simple as you make it out to be. Should they break into the buildings/apartments that refuse to allow to install FIOS despit the tennants wanting it? A lot of apartments have deals with existing internet companies.

That said, Verzion should be sued for breaching their contract with the city and let them defend themselves in court or pay up whatever fines were agreed too.

Comment: Re:It's business (Score 2, Insightful) 123 123

Verizon is in the business to make money - Providing access to Internet is just one of the by-products of Verizon's quest in making money .....
On the other hand, places such as the Bronx, where the only real way to make money is to sell drugs, where is the impetus for Verizon to provide FIOS there?

Nice claims but I honestly doubt that verizon (or anyone else) cares if they are paid with drug money, employeement money, wall street money, etc.

When Verizon promised to provide FIOS to NYC it hinged on one thing - profits

I don't work to break even on my monthly bills. I work to make as much money as I can - even if it's more than I "need." I do not understand why people think that buisness should be started and ran with a different principle.

We were so poor that we thought new clothes meant someone had died.