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Comment Re:Miserable? (Score 1) 215 215

This is possibly the stupidest post I have ever seen on slashdot, including all the ancient trolls.

Execs take "responsibility" when things go right and pass the buck when things go wrong, then they fail upwards when things REALLY go wrong. It's a new form of aristocracy. If you don't realize that then you're just one of the idiotic drones accepting today's idiotic corporate culture.

Comment Re:Surprised those edits weren't reverted (Score 3, Interesting) 121 121

Politicians are in such a bubble these days and are so self-righteous and self-involved I wonder if the actual office holder even has Wikipedia on their map. Here in the US we have politicians that proudly say they don't use email or have never used the web. It wouldn't surprise me if many staffers receive no guidelines at all about their online usage, and if they do it might come ignorance of how the Internet works.

Comment Interesting... (Score 3, Insightful) 85 85

It's telling that when for-profit education screws over INVESTORS then a federal attorney goes after them.

However, when they screw over actual individuals the same groups act like they don't see it and they don't care.

You sure can see where the values lie in the U.S. right now.

Comment Re:Viable 3rd Party Candidate?! (Score 5, Insightful) 553 553

There are various reasons Stallman couldn't make it as politician, but the most relevant one right now is that in the US we can't have candidates that can't be packaged like a product. Stallman is loud. He has long hair. He has mistakes on his record because he actually DID things. Worst, he doesn't believe the corporation should win in all circumstances, and that is a must for any candidate because ALL candidates, D or R, are pre-approved by corporations because of our out-of-control, free for all campaign financing.

You want someone good in government? You are not going to get anyone good in the government when they have to look like someone from a University’s stock photography collection. You aren't going to get a good person who hasn't smoked dope or maybe hasn't had a depressive episode or two. You need someone who has worked in some clothes other than suit or a business dress. You need someone real. And this is NOT happening in the US right now.

My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner