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Comment: Re:Comparable? (Score 1) 235

by JeffOwl (#46295595) Attached to: Scientists Study Permian Mass Extinction Event As Lesson For 21st Century
I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

Comment: Re:Is it really a weapon (Score 0) 401

by JeffOwl (#46266417) Attached to: US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Wow! Now there is a prime example of a total AC fail.

George W. Bush left the White House in January, 2009. So if we use a thing called "arithmetic" we would see that Bush has been out of office for 5 years.

If you got the reference, you would understand that it is a statement from someone who has already done what they can, and is trying to convince the current powers that be to continue what he pushed forward.

But thanks for playing.

Comment: Is it really a weapon (Score 1) 401

by JeffOwl (#46266047) Attached to: US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Indonesia is a country largely populated by members of a certain religion. Some members of that religion want to kill us. Maybe this is strategic...

George W. Bush: "My boys at the oil and coal companies will give you the best kind of start, and you sure as hell won't stop them now. So let's get going, there's no other choice. God willing, we will prevail, in peace and freedom from fear, and in true health, through the purity and essence of our natural... fluids. God bless you all."

Comment: Re:Easy problems with easy solutions (Score 2) 597

by JeffOwl (#46247655) Attached to: Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

I hadnt realized that you could pay taxes in excess of what you make / own.

Apparently you hadn't realized you can read the post you are replying to either so I'll repeat my response. If the person doesn't pay taxes towards their education after some reasonable number of years then you turn it into regular debt and turn them over to a collections agency if needed.

Apparently you hadn't realized that you should address the stated concern in your response. The collection agency doesn't just conjure up money from the air. How does sending it to a collections agency solve the problem of the person not having any money to pay it back? I mean other than to make sure that IF the person ever does earn any money most of it will go to the collections agency instead of back into the system.

Furthermore you can also require a cosigner like a parent or spouse and require them to pay if the student doesn't. This is not a difficult problem to solve but you seem awfully determined to think every little nuance is some insurmountable obstacle.

So if you can't come up with a qualified co-signer you still can't go to college? I think the problem is not as simple as you would like it to be.

Comment: Re:Point taken. (Score 1) 599

Even if it's there, they're not going to waste bandwidth on someone not paying the monthly fee for service.

Interesting point, but I guess it depends on the business model. Google spends billions on features that they give away for free in order to gather data about the users. Why wouldn't a car company spend a few cents on bandwidth to gather data?

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.