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Comment: Re:Buy a Prius as your next car... (Score -1, Flamebait) 862

Yeah, you're a fucking island. You don't use public roads or water or sewer, your local gas and electric and phone aren't supplied by government granted monopolies, you don't have public police or fire protection, your kids, employees and co-workers don't/didn't go to public schools, when you fly you don't use air-traffic control, your food and other goods aren't shipped on interstate highways... I could go on and on, but what would be the point, you're too stupid to get it.

Yeah, you're a fucking island. The rest of us should just fuck off and leave you alone.

Fuck you.

Comment: Re:Isn't this how Free Trade works!!! (Score 1) 325

by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (#46637565) Attached to: FWD.us Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms
Yes, that's exactly how "Free Trade" works. It's a global race to the bottom. Companies everywhere lower their costs by leveraging modern communication and shipping to continually move jobs to the places where they can pay the lowest possible amount for labor. Multinational companies have no loyalty to the nations that spawned them. As short-sighted greedoids, they don't realize (or care, what the fuck, they're getting rich) that by impoverishing and reducing their workers, they're chipping away at their own customer base. It's just another case of corporations fouling the Commons, in this case, the global Labor Commons. So we get situations like Wal-Mart workers being paid such low wages that they qualify for food stamps. Remember kids, privatize profits, socialize losses.

Comment: Re:Forbit all HFT (Score 4, Interesting) 246

Better yet, how about a tiny tiny tax on each trade? We bitch and moan about deficit this and tax-the-rich that, how about we tax the fuckers who are causing the problem for the behavior that's causing the problem? If financial markets weren't such a short-term crapshoot, and we really DID care about "long-term" capital gains, we wouldn't have the boom-and-bust economy we've been living in.

Comment: Re:Hack it to add American names like "John Smith" (Score 1) 286

by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (#46613439) Attached to: One Person Successfully Removed From US No-Fly List
Yes, it's absolutely true. You (EVERYBODY) is required to supply "Secure Flight Passenger Data" (SFPD) either 72 hours before flying, or when booking the ticket, if departing in less than 72 hours. You just supplied this information for your recent trip, else you would not have been allowed to fly. You are required to give:

Name (as it appears on government-issued ID the passenger plans to use when traveling)
Date of Birth
Gender

Here's how American Airlines, as an example, implements it.

From the TSA website

The airline submits this information to Secure Flight, which uses it to perform watch list matching. This serves to prevent individuals on the No Fly List from boarding an aircraft and to identify individuals on the Selectee List for enhanced screening. After matching passenger information against government watch lists, Secure Flight transmits the matching results back to airlines so they can issue passenger boarding passes.

In other words, YOU are required to tell the government you plan to travel, and they get to decide, in advance, whether you can. Assuming you're not, in their own words, on any "government watch lists".

You can read all about the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.

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