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Comment: Re:Hello Captain Obvious (Score 1) 14

The Russian security services told the FBI that the Boston Bombing Brothers were up to no good. The FBI did a perfunctorily check, and then let them go on with their terrorist work.

The Secret Squirrels should not be monitoring all Americans. They should be tracking terrorists!

Comment: Re:Orwell (Score 1) 106

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49553913) Attached to: Think Tanks: How a Bill [Gates Agenda] Becomes a Law

Schtink tanks think, whatever the person who is funding the Schtink tank thinks, that they should think. You get what you pay for.

I met a guy in the US from IBM India who was working for their "Global Services" division. There were four of them living in a two bedroom apartment. I ask him out to lunch, but he said that they always cooked at home, because they couldn't afford to go out for lunch.

Yep, that the way American managers would like to keep us, as well.

+ - Except for Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

Submitted by HughPickens.com
HughPickens.com writes: Newsmax reports that according to according to KRC Research about 64 percent of Americans familiar with Snowden hold a negative opinion of him. However 56 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 have a positive opinion of Snowden which contrasts sharply with older age cohorts. Among those aged 35-44, some 34 percent have positive attitudes toward him. For the 45-54 age cohort, the figure is 28 percent, and it drops to 26 percent among Americans over age 55, U.S. News reported. Americans overall say by plurality that Snowden has done “more to hurt” U.S. national security (43 percent) than help it (20 percent). A similar breakdown was seen with views on whether Snowden helped or hurt efforts to combat terrorism, though the numbers flip on whether his actions will lead to greater privacy protections. “The broad support for Edward Snowden among Millennials around the world should be a message to democratic countries that change is coming,” says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. “They are a generation of digital natives who don’t want government agencies tracking them online or collecting data about their phone calls.” Opinions of millennials are particularly significant in light of January 2015 findings by the U.S. Census Bureau that they are projected to surpass the baby-boom generation as the United States’ largest living generation this year.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 4, Informative) 649

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49515609) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

I'm gonna just chalk this up to anti-American bias.

I'm American.

Wikipedia tells us this about the "Association of Global Automakers": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and Lobby group whose members include international automobile and light duty truck manufacturers that build and sell products in the United States.

However, most bizarrely, here is the member list: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, KIA, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. Notably missing, the Americans and the Germans. So this looks more like this is coming from some sort of Asian lobbying group.

So I will have to correct my statement in my original post:

So simple solution . . . don't buy an Asian car, if you want to own your vehicle.

Comment: Why not nitrous oxide, instead? (Score 1, Interesting) 590

Nitrous oxide, aka. NO2 or Laughing gas, would let the bastards go out laughing their asses off. Then there would be no debate about the cruelty of the death penalty method.

Actually, it doesn't make you laugh, but you space out a bit. If you want to try it, just buy a can of whipped cream at your local supermarket. DO NOT shake the can. Hold it the can upright, stick it in your mouth, press on the dispenser thing, and inhale. DO NOT exhale immediately. The effects will last about 30 seconds, during which you will have all sorts of dreamy thoughts about how huge the universe is.

If a death penalty candidate is given a steady flow of this, he will be asphyxiate, because he will be some deep in his dreams, that he will forget to breathe.

Comment: Re:And the point is? (Score 1) 62

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49506293) Attached to: If Earth Never Had Life, Continents Would Be Smaller

FTFS:

but life on Earth, even with all the messy erosion it creates, keeps continents growing

So, by their model, life, unchecked, will keep continents growing until the continents cover the whole Earth! And their will be no more oceans anymore! That would be a major blow to the surfing and beach vacation industries.

In order to fix this, we should start destroying a bit of life to keep the continents in balance, according to their model.

Comment: Re:Still works, just not the way people thought (Score 3, Funny) 96

by PolygamousRanchKid (#49505799) Attached to: How Uber Surge Pricing Really Works

Gee, I thought Über's Surge Plan looked like this:

1. Über calls in a bomb threat at a major train and subway station.
2. The station gets evacuated and locked down.
3. Thousands of rail commuters are stranded, with no way to get home.
4. Everyone calls Über.
5. Surge!
6. Profit for Über!

You might say the calling in a bomb threat is illegal, but does Über care if the things they do are legal? It's just a new business model, that old folks do not understand.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 5, Interesting) 350

I've gone through enough hurricanes to watch even land-lined phones becoming a luxury.

Well, it seem to me, that living in a hurricane zone increases your chances of dying in a disaster.

So, if you are worried about lack of FM support on phones . . . just move somewhere else.

Jokes aside, most of us live in areas that are not prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or Godzilla. If you do choose to live in such places, it is important to be prepared, and have an emergency kit. In which you can just pack in a good ole' FM battery.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen

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