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Comment: Re:Not to mention... (Score 0) 455

by MindSlap (#43645277) Attached to: Why Your New Car's Technology Is Four Years Old
(Just another story to support the theory..)
I had an issue with my GM car whereas both the power windows and stereo would lose power. Turned out this was a problem with BCM. Specifically the RAP(Retained Accessory Power) circuit. This allows your stereo and power windows to stay on when you shut the car off...
Anywho... The PCB was built like azz. I had to re-tin a few connection points due to cracks. No problems since.

Comment: Re:Sequestration is a gimmick (Score 0) 720

by MindSlap (#43536693) Attached to: FAA On Travel Delays: Get Used To It
Where DO you get your lies?
Four years into full operation, President George W. Bushâ(TM)s Medicare prescription drug program is coming in well below its projected cost, giving hope to backers of the new health insurance law that it, too, could beat budget expectations. The numbers are stark and conclusive: In 2009, the government spent $60.8 billion on the drug benefit, or far less than the annual $111.2 billion cost projected just five years ago, after the program was enacted.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/aug/16/bush-drug-plan-beats-cost-mark

For fudge sake regardless of your position..its likely the only g'ment program that has ever come in under budget!!

Part D was created to cover the drug coverage gap that that once existed in the Medicareâ(TM)s plan for older and disabled Americans. Under Part D, seniors choose from a wide variety of privately run drug plans that negotiate individually with drug makers: seniors pay far less than they used to for coverage. According to a recent survey, the program has a 90 percent approval rating and, unique among major federal programs enacted in recent years, will actually cost lessâ"$334 billion lessâ" than original estimates. Even better, improved access to drugs appears to be saving costs elsewhere: The Congressional Budget Office found every one percent increase in prescriptions filled results in a .20 percent decrease in spending in Medicare.
Part D works so well because it recognizes both the virtuesâ"and the limitsâ"of free, competitive markets.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dougschoen/2013/02/19/looking-for-a-way-to-reduce-medicare-spending-look-no-further-than-part-d/

Preparing for being modded down for not participating in the re-writing of history and group think..
Dive! Dive! Dive!

Comment: Re:Privacy (Score 0) 122

by MindSlap (#41113331) Attached to: Paying Through Facebook May Become a Reality
As far as 'loyalty cards' go...Here is what I do to get those 'discounts'....
I apply for the loyalty card!
But..its not like I give them 'real information'. On the application, I give a BS name, and an address 'close to my home'.
I figure it this way...they can have the demographic info they want without having my true info.

Comment: Re:Ocean gun? (Score 0, Troll) 264

by MindSlap (#39787649) Attached to: Massive Methane Release In the Arctic Region
"According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 â" and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1242011/DAVID-ROSE-The-mini-ice-age-starts-here.html

(Mod me down..I just replied to a liberal...)

Comment: Re:Just Read FoxNews Re:obviously (Score 1) 429

by MindSlap (#39328963) Attached to: Have Online Comment Sections Become Specious?
I read the threads on virtually any FoxNews article just to make sure that their posters are just as racist, bigoted, niece, and hateful as they were the day before.
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I go to Huffington post just to make sure that their posters are just as racist, bigoted, niece, and hateful as they were the day before.
Example: Brietbart's death.
(Prepare to dive! Mod'd down to -74.. in...3...2...1)

Comment: Re:It's the left version of the Tea Party (Score 0) 1799

by MindSlap (#37669956) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

"As opposed to those who get their "facts" from talk radio and Fox News?"

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Yes..
Because these sources report the facts. Unlike the MSM who dont even report on some stories at all!!

September 17, 2011 | 17:09
As NewsBusters reported Friday, despite the growing scandal involving solar panel company Solyndra and President Obama being sixteen days old, the prime time programs of MSNBC have not said a single word about the matter. /snip

But hey...this is slashdot...
So dont worry your silly little mushfilled head about my post refuting your point. This will be mod'd far below sea-level so that nobody will 'exposed' to my retort.

Comment: Re:What is the goal? (Score 0) 1799

by MindSlap (#37668776) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

"More like "I'm done paying for your BMWs, I can't even afford food anymore!".

Huh? Did you come up with that one while stinking up a public park along with your other whiners?

Let me ask you...
How does somebody 'pay for another's BMW', if they can't afford food?
Afterall, its your CHOICE to buy that iTwitPhone or other toy that was made possible by 'eveeel capitialism'.

Oh nevermind...Such a discussion would make you have to think..and besides..posing such a question always results in getting mod'd to -12.

Comment: Re:Wow. (Score 1) 438

by MindSlap (#37642916) Attached to: DHS Goes Ahead With 'Pre-Crime' Detection Project

Oh..what the hell..
I know I'll be mod'd down...

But I'll cite the venona papers.

Also:
"The Venona project specifically references at least 349 pseudonyms in the United Statesâ"including citizens, immigrants, and permanent residentsâ"who cooperated in various ways with Soviet intelligence agencies, however not all were ever identified. In public hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) conducted by McCarthy, 83 persons plead the fifth amendment right against self incrimination. An additional 9 persons refused to testify on constitutional grounds in private hearings, and their names were not made public. [27] Of the 83 persons pleading the fifth amendment, several have been identified by NSA and FBI as agents of the Soviet Union in the Venona project involved in espionage. "

Heck..even the all to over-cited wiki-thingy mentions it. (Tho they water it down a bit)

"These authors frequently cite new evidence, in the form of Venona decrypted Soviet messages, Soviet espionage data now opened to the West, and newly released transcripts of closed hearings before McCarthy's subcommittee, asserting that these have vindicated McCarthy by showing that many of his identifications of Communists were correct. These and other authors have said that Venona and the Soviet archives have revealed that the scale of Soviet espionage activity in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s was larger than many scholars suspected,[115][116] and that this too is a vindication of McCarthy.

After reviewing evidence from Venona and other sources, historian John Earl Haynes concluded that, of 159 people identified on lists used or referenced by McCarthy, evidence was substantial that nine had aided Soviet espionage efforts. He suggested that a majority of those on the lists could legitimately have been considered security risks, but that a substantial minority could not.[117]"

If you want get into the 205 vs 57 head count....no problem.

We can debate the details all day..but to completely dismiss this as 'hysterical and insane'..is well..hysterical and insane on your part.

Welp..that lil bit should be enough to have me shouted down and modded into oblivious...right?

 

Comment: Re:Like all ignorant blowhards I oppose science. (Score 0) 407

by MindSlap (#37556910) Attached to: 150th Anniversary of Greenhouse Climate Theory

Hmm..
Evidently the wackjobs at the EPA think straw/hay is evil...

http://www.naturalnews.com/033537_hay_pollutant.html

---Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field, is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,â responded Callicrate. âoeHow far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?---

"Any excuse will serve a tyrant." -- Aesop

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