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Comment: Re:Write your Congresscritters (Score 1) 201

by ThatsNotPudding (#49530407) Attached to: McConnell Introduces Bill To Extend NSA Surveillance

Time to write your representatives and tell them you oppose this bill. Seriously. Go to their web sites and write them. The only way you can attempt to derail this thing is to be proactive and tell the people elected to represent your interests what your interests ARE.

You've leapt to the conclusion my 'representatives' are not miserable, lizard-brained fascists, endlessly voted for by the staggeringly stupid mouth breathers in this intellectually-forsaken blood-red rectangle of a state.

Comment: Rural perspective (Score 1) 350

From personal experience in a rural setting, where the FM transmitters were tens of miles (or more) away, there was virtually no FM reception on my Moto G unless I had my earphones plugged in to act as an external antenna. So I guess add in a set of earphones to your Go bags.

Comment: Norway (Score 2) 105

by ThatsNotPudding (#49487067) Attached to: The Voting Machine Anyone Can Hack
I once asked a man visiting us at work from Norway what voting system they used. "Paper and pen and then we count them.", he said with a facial expression as if I'd asked him how he normally cooked his offspring for consumption.

You only need voting machines for one thing: FRAUD. Fuck the corporate-owned networks wanting a winner two minutes after the polls close; if it takes a few days to count manually marked paper ballots openly, fully, and properly, SO BE IT.

Comment: Insurance Companies (Score 1) 192

by ThatsNotPudding (#49484293) Attached to: The Car That Knows When You'll Get In an Accident Before You Do
No doubt research like this is being underwritten by insurance companies, whose lobbying arm will buy the politicians necessary to make this a legal requirement, along with some astroturfing sheeple moms: "Driving a car is a privilege, not a right! Won't someone think of the children!"

One more of our independencies snuffed out by the tech we thought would free us.

Comment: Re:FWIW (Score 1) 700

I'm a Christian, and I would prefer that there is no such thing as a 'religious' exemption from taxation.

We must go all the way: eliminate tax deductions for the religious institution of marriage. Government has no right in rewarding - to be blunt - Breeders (including adopters). We need *less* people, not *more*, FFS.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.