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Comment: Re:It's The American Drean (Score 1) 1313

by TexNex (#42975325) Attached to: US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

And those '47%-ers'? The vast majority of them are in one of two categories: a) enlisted in the military, or b) retired

Sorry to burst your bubble but, the enlisted ranks must pay federal tax on their earnings. At their (below E-4) pay rate they most certainly fall into poverty level and most get everything back after filing their return. You should see what a Private makes, minimum wage would be nice.

Comment: Re:Do they realise... (Score 1) 426

by TexNex (#40140605) Attached to: 'Eco-Anarchists' Targeting Nuclear and Nanotech Workers

It's deja vu all over again. In the other period of American history where corporate money had much undue influence, labor unions arose. The businesses hired thugs to terrorize and even execute labor union leaders.

And now its the labor union thugs doing terrorizing...for the people of course.

Comment: Re:Promised bandwidth? (Score 1) 160

by TexNex (#36983512) Attached to: Measuring Broadband America Report Released
Sorry to whomever he was replying to but, I'm going to dig the hole a tad deeper...currently (going on about 10 years now) the US govenment has issued multiple grants for a Bandwidth study with "purpose" of extending reach into rural areas and improving overall speed (links to the posted FCC stuff). One of the largest "non-profit" organizations taking advantage of this grant provides data for around 20 states and is so closely tied to the telecom industry a circle jerk isn't possible.
My town paper was nice enough to give them some coverage. See if you can spot the errors.

Comment: Re:Really bad idea. (Score 1) 1173

by TexNex (#36679390) Attached to: Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

Dude, thats Riverside...mostly college kids who haven't the common sense gave a summer squash. Add to that the congestion at the IH-35 intersection as well as the Montopolis BS (ACC Riverside campus close to the AMD fab) and you have a major traffic problem. The city of Austin would be better served if they restricted downtown traffic to only bike, mass transit, & delivery so all the college kids could leave their cars at home. City council might actually do that if they get the light rail stuff approved. Austin street planning was never plotted for the growth its experiencing, ask some of the old residents they can tell you the city council was activly resisting growth for a long while.

Comment: Re:Modern bloggers do not need any journalism skil (Score 1) 34

by TexNex (#36246706) Attached to: Developing the Future of Investigative Journalism Online

And that goes the same for many of the news media outlets the bloggers get their info-rage from. Take a look at a NYT article from today and compare it to something 60 years ago...then compare it to the average blogger vent. Its the same for many newspapers as the editing team is handpicked by the owning group. The Austin American Statesman suffers from this as well as an inability to report without prejudice. The news is polarized these days and you have to really pick through it to get to the truth...its almost not worth the effort.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1) 185

by TexNex (#32661952) Attached to: Google Voice Opens To All

That, for some reason, keeps posting stories about Australia. Riiiight.

What, why shouldn't an American site post Australian topics...Australia is a great place and has good beer. Risk factor aside, gaining Australia is important in the quest for world domination as they have the only supply of Koalas which are crucial to the hearts & minds portion of the COIN strategy.

"No job too big; no fee too big!" -- Dr. Peter Venkman, "Ghost-busters"