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Comment: Re:The FCC needs to classify ISP's as common carri (Score 1) 69

"too easy to ignore" -- well I'm sure there is also a lot of "ballot stuffing" from astroturf groups and opinion shapers -- but I figure that the FCC wants to quietly pass a ruling and then cash in when they work as million dollar "consultants" for the industry they just gave a big fat kiss.

Comment: Re:Don't forget to comment (Score 1) 69

There are likely another 650,000 who WOULD send FCC a comment but they've learned long time ago that the Corporatocracy doesn't care about public comments.

This is just a pretense of the dog and pony show, and the only metric they care about is; "How far can we push before the Pitchforks and Torches" metric.

Comment: Re:Not worth it (Score 1) 138

by Vitriol+Angst (#47452939) Attached to: Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Do you twitch uncontrollably when someone mentions JitB?

You know you can click the "This commercial applies to me" button in order to use aversion therapy to remove any desire to buy a specific product, don't you? It's not commercials -- it's a FEATURE. If you want to lose weight, just choose the fast food category. If you want to stop sending money to starving people, choose one of the charities. The Army Recruiting aversion therapy may yet end war mongering in this country...

Comment: Re:Not worth it (Score 1) 138

by Vitriol+Angst (#47452893) Attached to: Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Some people like cereal that tastes like bran, because they NEED to taste the punishment it requires to be healthy and nut just eat a salad or a pine cone.

If I can't see a Progressive commercial 20 times in one Hulu show, I don't feel like I've earned the movie. I might as well turn off the computer and take a walk.

Comment: Re:Not worth it (Score 1) 138

by Vitriol+Angst (#47452855) Attached to: Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

What's the big deal? I mean, there are people who LIKE having a search bar to make Windows 8 Tiles functional and Hulu Plus is for people who would like to pay for Netflix but they miss commercials.

There are also people who like toll booths. Stop being a Toll Booth, Win 8, Hulu Plus hater!

Oh, and I want Xbox One to bring back the restrictions on selling old games and being always online, because I'm a patriot!

Comment: Re:A larger legal question arises here (Score 1) 749

by Vitriol+Angst (#47452781) Attached to: Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Country borders "don't mean anything" except to us peons. Money, information, ownership -- everything important that relates to wealth and power is transparent to borders.

We may not like the pervasive spying or invasion of privacy, but let's not pretend that borders are anything but an impediment to human beings of a certain income level.

Comment: Re: Maybe, maybe not. (Score 2) 749

by Vitriol+Angst (#47452677) Attached to: Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

On the other hand, we have corporations playing the same "tricks" with finance. They show little profits in countries with taxes and shockingly, pay extra for some service or other and reap loads of profits in Dublin Ireland or some other tax haven.

If someone has an email in the USA and it ends up on an offshore server, I think it's no different than a dollar that ends up in an offshore account; it's province is in the USA regardless of digital shenanigans.

Now the DEBATABLE point is if the USA government security state should have the right to any and all data - and I'd say such a position does NOT serve the greater good.

But let's separate this nonsense of moving a digit offshore from what actually affects our lives. Our robber barons are living offshore and hiding their ill gotten gains -- and that means nothing to the people that they effect.

Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 361

While there may be a lot of minorities over represented in the Penal system -- you get on the wrong end of the law and you are suddenly one of the minorities. If you go the route of contesting your guilt, you face higher penalties fines and punishment than if you just cop a plea. Being innocent is painful and expensive. How many people just say; "You are right, I'm a bad boy" because it was bankrupting them? Only people with means can afford to be innocent. It's easy to believe the system is fair as long as you never get on the wrong end of it. The accusation becomes the reputation which rationalizes the punishment.

I can't imagine if the Feds wanted to make an example with me, and their credibility were on the line. "Tipping the scales" because they want to make an arrest easy and 'get the bad guy' -- I can imagine that happens more often than not. There's a lot of financial and career pressure on enforcement -- and I'm sure to get cyber criminals and whistleblowers, regardless of merit, is even greater.

As someone said; it's probably got little to do with investigation, and more coercing people to give up associates who MIGHT be guilty, and then leaning on them until they get somewhere. Like the drug war, that friendly recreational drug dealer that supplied your party gets squeezed and their life ruined to get SOMEONE. I suspect intimidation and thuggery is more useful than detective work.

So, suffice to say, if your parents aren't totally politically connected and rich -- you aren't the precious white boy if you are a nerd in the cross hairs of the Fed or NSA. You are at least going to be collateral damage because Uncle Sam isn't spending a few billion on this agency not to have results. Again, just like the inquisition finding a witch -- it doesn't matter if you've actually consorted with Satan.

Comment: Re:Supreme Court did *not* say corps are people .. (Score 2) 1330

One question;
How does "free speech" translate into "depriving people of medical benefits"?

The first is conceptual and raising a concern, the second is a fucking benefit, and people having babies and getting abortions is offensive to the Godly, women unwed is offensive to the Godly, and being fucking poor is obviously offensive because God must hate them.

Sorry, I was just showing my free speech. If I had acted like these religious a-holes, I'd be saying that your medical policy will not cover Cancer, because I believe that is self inflicted.

And NO this is a situation where a Corporation is treated as a person -- or a "group of people". If you incorporate -- for that benefit, you leave your provincial ideas behind. If you want to force jesus on the medical policies, stay a single proprietorship.

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.