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Comment: Re:Yeah, but... (Score 1, Troll) 167 167

Wow. Could that statement have been any more racist? People like you act like the person looking to exchange an honest days work to feed themselves and their families are Al Qaeda terrorists looking to kill you and your family. Get some perspective! Yes, the immigration system is broken but, they're not bad people (most of the time).

The people, not all Mexican, standing outside Home Depot, etc are just looking to make a living. If you hire them, you know what you are getting: uninsured, likely unskilled labor at cut rates. If it isn't done right... well, you knew what you were getting into. If it needs to be done right, get a licensed contractor in good standing.

Comment: Re:A conspiracy of academics? (Score 1) 525 525

Having worked in academia for some time, I'd like to call bullshit on many of your points.

Oh, there are some things you can immediately get most academics to agree on: - Republicans are evil; Dick Cheney is the embodiment of Satan*

Actually, though a minority, there are many Republicans (usually leaning more Libertarian) in academia.

- white people are to blame for most of the bad things, ever

Most people would just call you a blatant racist at this point and move on.

- more government is good

See the Libertarian comment above.

- everyone needs more education

Yes, because most people are uneducated idiots.

Comment: A sellout is a sellout (Score 4, Insightful) 81 81

A sellout is a sellout... period. Just admit that you saw the large cash out and couldn't walk away. We understand, you're human after all. Most of us couldn't walk away from $68-100 million. But, don't try to blow smoke up people's asses that you kept to your original mission. If you can't sleep at night because you sold out people who were counting on you, that's your problem.

Comment: Re:Scale issues (Score 1) 137 137

I fully agree. The problem is political and social will. We're so obsessed that everything return on their ROI in less than a year, preferably less than six months that a large scale project is considered an anathema to our current "values" (a.k.a. worshipping the almighty dollar/pound/etc.). I really wish we had the will to explore like we did in the 60's but, I don't see it anytime soon and that makes me very sad. The truth is that the advancements we made then are what created the information age and all that was made possible by the push to space and the moon but, since those advancements took a decade or more to make a lot of people mp

Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?