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Comment: Re:They should go (Score 2) 198

they'll probably just buy two shitty cars to drive every day anyways.

Which is EXACTLY what happened in Mexico City when they tried this sort of thing. It wound up making the problem worse.

Bureaucrats need to learn that you cannot force people to change their habits. They will work around any restrictions and then resent you for it. You have to change the environment that makes gas-burning cars attractive--improve public transit, subsidize electric (or raise petrol taxes, either way), mixed-zoning so people don't have to go as far for daily needs, etc.

Comment: Re:Nauseated. (Score 1) 164

I love posts like this about language where someone thinks they're being "more correct" and in reality they just have no fucking clue what they're talking about.

Next he'll be telling us that splitting infinitives and ending sentences with prepositions are modern corruptions.

Comment: Re:Lucky for Stripe (Score 1) 353

No one should have further considered whether slavery was indeed protected by the Constitution? The Supreme Court had ruled, so, for you, the issue was settled.

It was settled until the 13,14, and 15 amendments were passed.

Because that's what amendments DO: they change the Constitution.

Comment: Re:oh boy! (Score 2) 253

The head of HR felt that rather than doing an actual job of HR, it was her real job to protect the company against grievances

I'd like to hear what you think the actual job of HR is since every HR department I've ever encountered has only existed to protect the company against lawsuits. They certainly don't exist for your benefit.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."