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Comment Re:Too late and too stupid. (Score 1) 43

The caller ID is typically only added by the phone companies on pots lines. Digital lines are programmed by the source. It's how you can have 50 lines behind a PBX display different phone numbers with the majority displaying the company main number. VoIP functions largely the same because the gateway uses the same principle except the VoIPmodem or computer transmits account id numbers as well.

Yes, the phone companies know who to charge because the pri id number is associated with the calls but that is not passed on to the receiver. That also qualifies as your "paying enough money to be peering " comment except for large bundles of lines it is actually cheaper.

Just because your mom got charged for all those 1-900 sex calls doesn't mean you know what you're talking about.

Comment Re:Too late and too stupid. (Score 2) 43

It's not exactly that simple. The caller ID can be programmed to send any number on the caller ID. It gets even more complicated with VoIP where the gateway to the telecom can be used by hundreds or more of different users . The number sent may be an active number for another user not associated with the spam calls.

Comment Re:Power (Score 1) 56

You need a control which means lots of other phones. Otherwise you could get false positives.

Imagine this scenario. It's the night of the big game. Everyone stays up to watch it. You plug your phone into the charger and place it on the night stand next to the bed. You then start having sex and the motions cause enough vibration to trigger the app. Now imagine everyone doing the same. Right about the time you are about to finish you get a text saying we're all going to die.

Comment Re:wow (Score 1) 305

Its not kid turning gay because of the colors but the entire premise behind using the rainbow in the first place. It was picked as the symbol for gay rights specifically because god said it was a sign that he would never destroy the world by flood again in genesis. The usage is to say your god will not do anything.

Religion attempts to teach children how to act often by using fear. The gay rainbow more or less is intended to say there is nothing to fear.

Comment Re: But they're not white, so it's OK (Score 1) 305

That's one of the faults with being Pentecostal apostolic. Anyone can claim Christianity. This is also where people look like idiots when they attempt to attribute actions or claims of a subset to the actions of the entire group. They often are opposed which is why there are subsets of groups - they do not all agree on everything except that of Jesus Christ. Technically, all you need is to believe in Christ to call yourself a Christian.

Comment Re:But they're not white, so it's OK (Score 1) 305

But why should that matter to anyone?

I post AC every once in a while specifically because of karma. Sometimes I have things to say that i know will be down moderated because the truth hurts people's feelings. Sometimes the comments are attempts at humor but might be slightly offensive. Sometimes I am on another computer (untrusted) just reading and do not want to drag my log in onto it but want to comment on something.

Comment Re:well, until it's amended. (Score 2) 93

I think the idea behind calling it permanent was that it remains law without any further action from congress as opposed to sun setting and needing renewed.

But yes. I thought the same thing. No law or constitutional provision is permanent in the strict sense because after some arbitrary time in the 1800s, it can all be amended.

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 264

I see..

So was changing the focus from Hillary maliciously attacking victims of Bill's sexcapades to Bill and everyone else having affairs supposed to distract from the issue of Hillary or do you just like talking about people having sex? I mean Bill cheating on Hillary doesn't really matter outside of her not being able to satisfy Bill or that he tried to escape often. And that could explain her being bitter but i don't think it excuses her.

Oh, and speaking of sex and they all do it. Did you know that the Watergate break in was claimed to be about gathering evidence on a prostitution ring run by the DNC in attempts to get donations by 2 of the 5 convicted participants? This was before the funding from Cuba story and G Gordon Liddy used to tell of sex parties at DNC fundraisers on his radio show which segmented into his claims about the prostitution ring.

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 573

Back in the 90s, we tried welfare reform and part of that was a welfare to work program that as a condition to benefits the receiver had to participate in job training/searches or report to a location for a certain amount of time per week (presumably to establish a work like schedule and pattern of attendance ).

It was short lived with claims of slavery, lawsuits, under funding and all sorts of resistance. I'm not exactly sure what did it in but the only real remnants that remained after a few months was time limits on benefits payout and a shell of retraining opportunities.

This has essentially been tried and rejected.

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 573

There is a lot of truth in that statement. Unfortunately "none of the above" decided not to run this time and people who fit the less than two brain cells mold seem to be front and center in force (see GP for example ).

Comment Re:Excellent! (Score 1) 104

This. . Except that the bank account is typically a prepaid credit card which is almost untraceable. In order to efile tax returns for others the IRS requires a pin they assign to the preparers. If they suspect a pin number, its a hassle for one preparer but they can hold the returns filled until verified and issue a replacement pin. This will be extremely complex in the middle of the tax season with thousands.

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 264

Your correct. Hillary in no way just stood there. She participated in and in some ways headed up the attacks on Bill's accusers. I think it was Rush Limbaugh who called her the head of the bimbo eruption squad because of her obvious and public participation in the degradation and attempted discrediting of his accusers.

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