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Comment: Re:Bigger != Better (Score 2) 87

gaining a majority is not a mandate , it is just persuading a large group.

untill we get past the notion that one party/idiom should be in charge we will not have real democracy.

the whole point of democracy is to have all the views represented in the choices the government makes
not choosing one or the other every few years.

we have only got to the point of this flip flop form one side to the other because of corporate funding of
the major parties , its easy to fund the top two and switch between the too whilst they keep the same agenda.
if you tried that with a proper democracy with more than a few parties it would be prohibitively expensive to
by influence.

IMHO government in a capitalist society should exist to protect the people from negative effects of the market, this isn't happening

Comment: Re:Chrome will remember a "scrambled" version (Score 4, Insightful) 76

by amias (#49583857) Attached to: Google Announces "Password Alert" To Protect Against Phishing Attacks

hmm , how do i find passwords on this computer...

lets start typing random strings into a password field until this plugin tells me which is the google password.

yay , now i can log in to their google account first time !

this is almost as silly as those things that validate your bank cards pin for online banking that let
muggers force you to disclose your pin in a way that the banking system couldn't possibly no.

i really hope this isn't going to be installed on mobile phones

Comment: Re:The UK Government Are Massively Out Of Touch (Score 1) 191

by amias (#49509833) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

> Firstly, the UK judiciary is not the UK government. I case you haven't grasped the concept of an independant judiciary, this is something we take quite seriously in > the UK, and judges fiercly defend their independence from government (often to the chagrin of the government, c.f. the governments struggles to deport certain
> islamic preachers).

The ones who are not tory party members or relations of tory party members take that independence seriously , sadly there are quite a few tory affiliated judges
and as anyone who reads private eye will know they often let their mates off.

Cheers
Amias

Comment: do not ask why (Score 1) 110

by amias (#48897683) Attached to: Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

do not ask why someone might hate america so much they want to kill themselves and lots of other people....

be impressed by the ludicrously expensive fighter planes you paid for and pretend its a video game.....

never question the us government's appalling human rights record that serves as recruitment campaign for terrrorists.....

allways judge other countries by the corrupt puppet reigmes put in place by the WTO at the behest of the american government ....

allways believe fox news.....

Comment: Another setup from the big 4 accountancy firms (Score 1) 602

by amias (#48523101) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'

this is actually an announcement of new tax loop holes but spun as a shutting down old ones.

The big 4 accountancy firms in the uk regularly place staff in the treasury as a gift , this allows them to get privileged information about the the new tax rules , by the time the rules are implemented these firms already have tax avoidance schemes setup to exploit them which then they then sell on , typically each scheme will raise them several times the cost of the staff secondment to the treasury.

labour , libdem and conservative all do this , please if you can vote in the uk vote green so this will stop.

Comment: Re:Contamination (Score 1) 67

so NASA doesn't buy rockets from russia ? components from the far east ? raw materials from africa ?

and all of them ethically sourced you say and all taxes paid with none of it going into tax havens ?

and some completely unqualified assertions with no working , why you are spoiling us.

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