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Comment: Re:Constituional Rights (Score 1) 268 268

by Trailer Trash (#49984691) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making Donations Count

They also said it must be well-regulated.

That's in the Constitution as well, but the revisionist gun nuts prefer to explain that away as not really meaning what it obviously says.

No they didn't. They called the militia well-regulated. They didn't specify that it had to be. It doesn't matter, anyway, as the prepositional phrase doesn't alter the meat of the amendment: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".

Comment: Re:Constituional Rights (Score 0) 268 268

by Trailer Trash (#49970385) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making Donations Count

The 2nd Amendment is an individual right, both as initially expressed by the people who wrote it as well as in the recent SCOTUS Heller decision.

That's an opinion, not a fact. Indeed SCOTUS only voted narrowly to interpret it that way (1 vote). The ACLU's position is based on a perfectly reasonable reading of the text and is perfectly legitimate.

It's not legitimate given that the guys who wrote it in the first place made clear that this was an individual right. Since they specifically said that the militia is all men of military age it's clear that they meant everybody.

Sorry, I know it sucks for you but this is the Constitution that you're stuck with. The better you learn to deal with reality the easier it'll be.

Comment: Re:Constituional Rights (Score 1) 268 268

by Trailer Trash (#49969329) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making Donations Count

If you prefer the ACLU's interpretation of the 2nd Amendment then donating to the NRA is actually attacking your constitutional rights. Specifically, the right to live in a society where guns are controlled by the "well regulated militia" collective right clause, rather than one where gun ownership is an individual right.

The problem is, of course, that that particular "interpretation" isn't grounded in reality. The 2nd Amendment is an individual right, both as initially expressed by the people who wrote it as well as in the recent SCOTUS Heller decision. The ACLU is simply pushing a standard liberal anti-gun line which should make you question their reading skills if nothing else.

Comment: Re:Know who to blame? (Score 1) 193 193

by Trailer Trash (#49936469) Attached to: 86.2 Million Phone Scam Calls Delivered Each Month In the US

Want to know who to blame for this crap? The corporations who pushed to be able to spoof their caller ID -- so they could call us from foreign call centers.

Dude, you are clueless on multiple levels. First, "spoofing" caller ID is normal - the ability to tell the phone company (this is a *high* level overview) what your number is when making outbound calls when using a non-POTS line. Due to the way the phone network works this can't easily be changed. And companies have done this for decades, it's not something new. Big multi-line companies typically want outbound calls to come from a single switchboard number.

Second, Rachel from card services works domestically:

http://orlando.craigslist.org/...

Since that'll go away, I'm going to paste it here:

Fronters and Closers Come be a Part of the Best L.I. Sales Team!!! (Downtown Orlando)
compensation: Top pay in the industry

We are in the business of helping consumers with interest rate reduction.
We are completely computerized (no typing required), Fully Licensed,
We will pay for your, State of Florida Telemarketing Salesperson License.

Job position: Fronter/Qualifier
Your job responsibility as a Fronter (Qualifier) will be, gather the client's contact information, see if the client qualifies for our services, and then transfer to a closing manager to complete the sale.

Closers job responsibity and requirements:
Must have 2 years of interest rate reduction sales experience an order to qualify for this position.
Your responsibility will be to explain thoroughly to the client the services we offer,
explain the process in which these services will be provided, and to transfer them to a verification officer to complete their enrollment.

If you are an experienced closer who has been in the industry for at least 2 years and you are ready to come and work with a company that is 100% legit and provide a great workplace for you to grow and make a great paycheck to take home every single week for all of your hard,
then this is the call you need to make to receive an immediate interview!

This is a fantastic job opportunity! Top pay in the industry! Non-stop leads all day!
Work hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.,
Friday hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (No Weekends)!

Paychecks Every Friday with Company Lunch provided!

Great work atmosphere, nice work stations and work space, beautiful building!
Please call by phone for an interview!

Comment: Re:86.2M per month... (Score 1) 193 193

by Trailer Trash (#49936423) Attached to: 86.2 Million Phone Scam Calls Delivered Each Month In the US

...and I've never gotten one.

Note to self: ask wife and child if they've ever gotten one.

Hmm, but seems that I remember my mother telling me once that she got one....

I'll tell you why I get them: I'm on the Do Not Call list. Yes, these people are brazen enough that they apparently get the list and use it as a calling list. Our government is too stupid to track them down and shut them down. But, don't worry, we're taking care of Dennis Hastert for making withdrawals from his own bank account.

Comment: Quick pro-tip (Score 1) 229 229

by Trailer Trash (#49931195) Attached to: After Uproar, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs

"We were told our jobs were continuing and we should consider it as if nothing had happened until further notice."

Pro-tip: act as if something did happen and get another job quickly. In their eyes the problem is that they were exposed, not that they did this in the first place. They will almost certainly still do it.

Comment: Re:So, a good move then (Score 1) 288 288

by Trailer Trash (#49928871) Attached to: Apple De-Certifies Monster Cables After Lawsuit Against Beats

I am not talking about just cabled, I am talking about in general, apple products are vastly overpriced for what they do, and the quality that they give.

I buy mostly Apple products. I'll let you in on a secret: I do it because the stuff tends to just work without any bullshit. Honestly, 20 years ago I lived for the challenge of making stuff work. Now, I have bigger fish to fry and hobbies that are more fun.

So, yeah, I pay extra when I buy stuff from Apple. Extra money, that is. Well, "extra money up front". It saves me money in the long run as my time is my most valuable asset (even when monetized) so it's worth it.

Comment: Re:His writings will be studied. Linus is legend. (Score 1) 323 323

by Trailer Trash (#49924105) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Says Linux Can Move On Without Him

It is a joke that there isn't an HBO series about him already :P

I've seen pictures of Linus, and I've seen HBO ... Not sure I'd enjoy the intersection of Linus Torvalds and Gratuitous Boobs.

It wouldn't be Linus - it would be someone like Brad Pitt or Mark Wahlberg. Of course, the actor would wear glasses to take on a "nerd" persona.

Comment: Re:Well, yes... (Score 2, Insightful) 323 323

by Trailer Trash (#49924059) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Says Linux Can Move On Without Him

Yeah, my band director in high school was pretty much a dick sometimes and had a reputation for being difficult to deal with.

We also won all but one of the 10 or so contests that we entered in my first year in marching band, getting 2nd place in the one where we didn't get 1st place. That included winning the state championship in our class.

These two facts are not unrelated.

Part of the reason that Linux exists and is so successful is Linus' personality and work ethic. I don't think he's out to make new friends in the programming world, but he is very successful at what he's actually doing.

Comment: It bears repeating (Score 0) 637 637

by Trailer Trash (#49886509) Attached to: Why Our Brains Can't Process the Gravest Threats To Humanity

Al Gore. Yes, Al Gore who now owns multiple mansions. His mansion in Nashville was found to have 10x the energy usage of my house while being roughly 3x the size. In other words, he burns more than 3x as much energy per square foot than I do.

He has a private jet.

He's not living as if climate change were an emergency, why should anybody believe him?

Comment: Re:At the cost of the tax payer (Score 1, Insightful) 226 226

The economists love to say that trade is great for everyone.

No. This is crony capitalism. Free trade is great for everyone, with government's role being to make sure it stays "free". Nobody outside of the two major political parties will tell you that crony capitalism is good for anybody except the cronies.

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