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Comment: Re:3 to 5 Years (Score 1) 187

by KamikazeSquid (#48340369) Attached to: I expect to be conventionally alive ...

You can live longer than that. My boss at work is 66 years old and she can still ride a bicycle for 20 miles.

Talk to your doctor. If you smoke, quit. If you drink, cut back. If you eat a lot of fatty foods, change your diet. If you don't exercise, start exercising right away. It's never too late to change. You could live for another 20-30 years, not 3-5.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 4, Insightful) 764

by KamikazeSquid (#48271757) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

"Talking about your sex life," to me, implies that you are talking about the specific details of what you do in the bedroom with someone. Talking about your partner, or what kind of people you like to date, is not talking about your sex life, no matter how much you want it to be.

And nobody would have a press conference to say that they were heterosexual because being heterosexual is not punishable by death anywhere in the world ... homosexuality is still punishable by death in some countries.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 5, Insightful) 764

by KamikazeSquid (#48271483) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"
The problem with this line of thinking is that if you say something like, "I went to the beach with my Wife this weekend," nobody says that you are talking about your sex life in public. If you say something like, "I went to the beach with my Husband this weekend" all of a sudden a bunch of bigots like you are throwing a hissy fit. If he says that he's gay, that is not "talking about his sex life." Moron.

Comment: Bahahahaha (Score 0) 580

by KamikazeSquid (#48116483) Attached to: FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

What a bunch of fucking morons. They're eliminating a huge number of potential candidates who would otherwise be qualified for the job. I just ... I don't even have the words to describe how ridiculous this is.

Of course, if all they want are upper middle-class drones who follow every rule that has ever been made, just because it's a rule, then I suppose this is effective.

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 3, Informative) 410

No, that's a terrible idea. With income tax, you can lighten the tax burden on those most affected by using tax rates that scale with your income. If everyone just pays a flat sales tax rate, the poor bear most of the economic burden. Plus, if we eliminate income tax, we have to raise sales tax to cover the deficit, so pretty soon we'll all be paying 20% (or higher) sales tax.

Think of it this way; if you make $24,000 a year, a 20% tax that reduces your income to $18,000 a year is a much greater burden than it is to someone who makes $200,000 a year and has their income reduced to $150,000 a year.

"One day I woke up and discovered that I was in love with tripe." -- Tom Anderson