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Comment: Learn the lesson (Score 1) 250

by Opportunist (#49803173) Attached to: Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

Next time if you want to rip off people, swindle them out of their money, flaunt your condescendence towards the law and be a scourge of society, run a bank. Not only is it far more efficient than some petty drug dealing, it's also safer. The worst that can happen if things go wrong is that you get bailed out.

Comment: Re:And who's paying her now? (Score 1) 161

by Opportunist (#49803151) Attached to: Professional Internet Troll Sues Her Former Employer

I stopped caring a while ago. Why should I? Most idiots don't care that they're being lied to. Those that do already noticed the same I did: It doesn't matter that you notice it. It's not like you can do anything about it.

Right now, I'm just sitting here, waiting for our economy to collapse in the vain hope that something better might emerge. I just don't really think there will be anything better. Different maybe, but better, hardly. Human won't change. And whether this or that asshole rules us, and this or that asshole lies to us, where's the difference? In the end it's like voting, you may only choose the person, group or entity that is given the right to fill their pockets at your expense. The option that you'd get someone who doesn't do it simply does not exist.

So apologies if I just sit here, relax and watch the world burn. Fighting windmills is more a pastime of the younger generations.

Comment: And who's paying her now? (Score 1) 161

by Opportunist (#49801575) Attached to: Professional Internet Troll Sues Her Former Employer

The problem about propaganda, especially in this day and age, is that everyone does it. I wouldn't be too surprised if the same shit goes down on our side of the fence. Just 'cause our media are "free" doesn't mean that they have to tell the truth. It only means their lies may be different from the government's.

Seriously, I'd pay for a halfway decent, balanced NEWS system that gives me news instead of propaganda of this or that flavor. How long 'til the definition of "impartial" is to watch both sides of the propaganda in the vain hope to maybe find the truth in the blend?

Journalism is dead. What matters is sensationalism and entertainment.

Comment: Re:This works 100% (Score 1) 250

Of course, if you take in less energy than you expend then yes, you will have to burn whatever reserves your body has. True. Is it the most efficient way to lose weight? No. Is it something people can actually do? Hell no. You still have to work. And if you thought a smoker trying to quit smoking is kinda grumpy, just wait 'til you see someone not eating right for a few days.

The major difference between bonds and bond traders is that the bonds will eventually mature.