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Comment: Re:It's finally time (Score 2) 314

by Kabukiwookie (#49572193) Attached to: Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water

Yes and the cost of insurance for citizens has gone through the roof since then, while the insurance companies have been making record profits year after year, while at the same time every year that same insurance gets you less and less coverage.

Obviously the market at work.

Capitalism should provide competition in a free market (which itself is a fiction, so the whole concept is flawed to begin with), on top of that it assumes that sellers will provide the least amount of service/product for the maximum amount of money.

See how that works out when healthcare is the service.

Comment: Re:Transparency in Government is good! (Score 1) 334

voting only changes something when the electorate is educated and voters take their voting duty seriously

A good first step towards achieving this is ensuring that higher education is available for everyone with the required aptitude in a society. Increase in the cost of education coupled with stagnant wages has ensured that a good education is only viable for a relatively small elite and people willing to live a life of indentured servitude after finishing up your degree.

Though I'll probably be branded a commie or socialist for even suggesting this by some.

Comment: Re:that happens, but 11 failing quarters in a row (Score 5, Insightful) 331

by Kabukiwookie (#48976499) Attached to: Massive Layoff Underway At IBM

The management responsible for these layoffs don't care that much if they're out of a job. Every C-level manager only has to work 1 year after which they could afford never to have to work a day in their life.

People below that... not so much.

When Carly was CEO at HP, she had a 4 million dollar salary and at some point she gave herself a 16 million dollar bonus for saving lots of money (almost all HP employees waived 1 day's worth of salary at Carly's request just a few month's before she gave herself that bonus).

The current HP CEO on the other hand already has a 16 million dollar salary package. If HP goes tits up tomorrow, she's really not going to lose any sleep over it.

Comment: Re:comment (Score 1) 206

by Kabukiwookie (#48841285) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks
Only during the embargo the estimate was the 500,000 children died in Iraq, because of it. Madeline Albright thought it was totally 'worth it' though. I presume you know how to use Google if you don't believe me, then come back to me and tell me the estimate of 150,000 people killed during a much more violent period is too high.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.