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Comment: Re:ISIS don't exist .. (Score 1) 448

by Shatrat (#47827643) Attached to: Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

You're so set on your conclusion you don't even see that your arguments contradict it directly? ISIS united in opposition to the Syrian government and spilled over into Iraq from there. Al Qaeda formed in opposition to the Soviets and thousands of miles and decades separated from either Iraq war.

Comment: Re: What's so American (Score 1) 531

by Shatrat (#47756379) Attached to: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

I think you're confusing franchise agreements, paid-for monopoly, with regulation. Once a cable company has a franchise in a town, they can do whatever they want with their services. POTS and T1/T3 access is heavily regulated, that's just about it. The 1996 Telecom act hasn't updated to include products that didn't exist in 1996 like cable internet, DSL, FTTH, et cetera.

Comment: Re:People should leave. They Don't. (Score 2) 257

by Shatrat (#47732393) Attached to: When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

Maybe they were smart enough to realize BP isn't the problem? As long as we're dependent on fossil fuels we're going to extract them from the ground. Really what's the difference between a few million barrels spilled in the ocean or burned in the air? Other than pictures of greasy ducks on the nightly news.

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