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Comment: Re:John Huntsman (Score 1) 792

by MrMatto (#38660504) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Candidates For Geek Issues?
Don't assume that the money is coming from mostly rank-and-file employees. It would be interesting to see the demographics of each company's donations.

Also, with the exception of laws governing the compensation, benefits and treatment of said employees, what's good for the company is often understood to mean more money available to go around to the employees plus better job security.

I wouldn't want to vote for a president who if voted in would put me at risk of losing my job and make a job search (for someone with skills specific to my industry) more difficult . I'd want one that my company/industry had in it's pocket so I would have better assurance that I wouldn't be looking for work again.

Comment: Re:John Huntsman (Score 1) 792

by MrMatto (#38645918) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Candidates For Geek Issues?
I figure that since the people that work for the big banks just so happen to spend so much more for Mitt's campaign than any other candidate, and since a much higher percentage of his campaign money comes from the banks then the other candidates (check opensecrets.org) then maybe it has something to do with him representing the best interests for the banking sector. Whether the money came directly from the company or the employees should not make a huge difference. It means that this candidate is going to have a greater likelihood of being beneficial to that company's interests.

Comment: Re:John Huntsman (Score 5, Informative) 792

by MrMatto (#38644918) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Candidates For Geek Issues?

He's the only acceptable one in the GOP bunch. Romney is second but he's clearly a 1-percenter and beholden to big money so you can't expect any solutions from him. Perry and Santorum are GWB squared and Libertarianism is a stupid outdated ideology so Paul doesn't make the cut either although he has a few good ideas. Gingrich has proven that he's an unethical asshole (just like Perry and Santorum.)

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for the banks. Let's take a look and see who's paying for his campaign. Shall we?

Goldman Sachs $367,200

Credit Suisse Group $203,750

Morgan Stanley $199,800

HIG Capital $186,500

Barclays $157,750

Kirkland & Ellis $132,100

Bank of America $126,500

PriceWaterhouseCoopers $118,250

EMC Corp $117,300

JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250

The Villages $97,500

Vivint Inc $80,750

Marriott International $79,837

Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250

Bain Capital $74,500

UBS AG $73,750

Wells Fargo $61,500

Blackstone Group $59,800

Citigroup Inc $57,050

Bain & Co $52,500

Courtesy of Open Secrets:

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cycle=2012&id=N00000286

Comment: Re:Child? (Score 1, Interesting) 948

by MrMatto (#37962954) Attached to: No Charges For Child-Whipping Judge Caught On YouTube
What went on in the video wasn't child abuse. When I was growing up my parents would hit me with the METAL END of the belt as hard as they could. Once, I called my Mom a bitch (under my breath) and my parents knocked me down to the floor. My Dad proceeded to repeatedly kick me in the stomach HARD while my Mom jumped on my head and chest. THAT was child abuse. My parents would beat the shit out of me if I ever stepped out of line and I still didn't turn into a sociopath. There are probably some emotional scars there but I managed to move past all that. I actually have a very good relationship with both of my parents now. My older sister, on the other hand, came to school with some marks on her body and Social Services came to the house and she didn't live with us anymore after that. The father sounds like an asshole but it isn't child abuse unless it leaves a mark. Everyone needs to stop pushing their values on other people and telling them how to raise their kids. I don't advocate violence, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to spank a child when he misbehaves. It teaches the child that there are consequences to his actions.

Comment: Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 627

by MrMatto (#37429064) Attached to: Anonymous Kills Websites, Cartels Kill Bloggers

More addicts would yield more crimes committed by people with no other means to feed their addiction.

If drugs were as cheap as coffee, people wouldn't need to resort to crime to get their fix. How many people do you know that are addicted to cigarettes or coffee? How many of those people rob and steal to get their fix?

Comment: It's just another WMC (Score 1) 538

by MrMatto (#37390028) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals More Windows 8 Details
Media Center never replaced the Windows Explorer and this won't either. They will just make it an option to boot to Explorer or to boot to the Windows Phone OS. They can make this the default interface for retail disc installs if they want but there is nothing stop end users, admins or OEMs from setting it up to boot from Explorer.

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.

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