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Comment: Re:Oh bullshit! (Score 1) 317

by amxcoder (#49130693) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine
Yes, no doubt, there can be popularity about more than 1 thing at the same time. However, the term "Popular Opinion" is usually referred to in this context that it is also the majority opinion, as in the other side is the minority opinion holder. I was simply stating the fact, that despite nightly news coverage and political talk against guns and gun ownership by politicians and other individuals, that it may seem that gun control is the "Majority Opinion", but it is not, and *most* public opinion polls show that pro-gun rights is actually the majority opinion.

Hope that clarifies what I was saying.

Comment: Re:So much for the 2nd Amendment (Score 1) 317

by amxcoder (#49125379) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine
I've had to ship high-end HD broadcast cameras through FedEx before, that easily would be on your list as well. These cameras were between $10,000 and $25,000 and were less than 50lbs each. While they said the shipping insurance only covers up to a certain amount, they didn't bat an eye about the actual shipment of those items.

Comment: Re:Oh bullshit! (Score 1) 317

by amxcoder (#49125241) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine

there is nothing different here except POPULAR OPINION

Actually despite many corporations anti-gun views, and the media and governemnt's anti-gun views, the actual "Popular Opinion" on guns is either slanted Pro, or at the very least, neutral. It's just the groups with the loudest mouths and most money and power that are the majority of 'anti-' gun, so it only seems that it is the popular opinion.

Comment: Re:Oh bullshit! (Score 1) 317

by amxcoder (#49125213) Attached to: FedEx Won't Ship DIY Gunsmithing Machine
They are not covering their asses, they are actively participating in gun control by exercising their right to refuse service to further their own (owners/shareholders/CEO) personal political views.

There are no laws that would restrict shipment of this equipment, and it is stupid of them to make that claim, and must be assuming people are stupid enough to believe that excuse. There are also no laws making it illegal to manufacturer your own firearm (so long as your legally allowed to own one otherwise). If this were really what they say it is, then they should also stop all shipment of milling machines, CNC's, Lathes, and other metal working equipment, which they aren't doing. By not stopping the shipment of all equipment in that category, they have shown their hand that this is only about their viewpoint on guns in general, since this machine is marketed as a gun manufacturing device, rather than a general metal working device, even though the functions of it are the same as a CNC.

It sounds similar to 'operation chokepoint' but on the shipping/carrier side rather than the banks and credit companies.

Comment: Re:Captial One started awhile ago... (Score 1) 449

by amxcoder (#49085331) Attached to: Credit Card Fraud Could Peak In 2015 As the US Moves To EMV
I have a Samsung phone you insensitive Clod! Seriously, apple doesn't rule the cell phone market anymore, so Apple pay will only be helpful to a handful of the population. Not to mention, I refuse to put any payment information, or banking info on my phone, period. Too easy to loose, get stolen, and get's upgraded every so often. I can't micro-shred my old cell phone with all my banking info on it, like I can an old credit card when I get an updated one.

Comment: Re:Audiophile market (Score 3, Interesting) 418

by amxcoder (#49027267) Attached to: $10K Ethernet Cable Claims Audio Fidelity, If You're Stupid Enough To Buy It
The same company sells a $13,500 HDMI cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...

a $550 2.6ft USB cable: http://www.amazon.com/AudioQue...

a $6900 standard power cable: http://www.amazon.com/AudioQue...

and $13,000 speaker cables: http://www.amazon.com/AudioQue...

"a fool and his money are easily separated..." comes to mind.

Comment: Re:Life for Firearm Possession? (Score 1) 215

by amxcoder (#49019183) Attached to: Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty After Federal Sting
I think the difference, is when people use a gun to commit a crime, let's use the robbery that you mentioned, it makes it easier and they encounter less resistance when using a gun to commission a crime like that.

In other words, bad guy robs a convenience store with a gun, and unless the worker is also armed, chances are the worker is going to comply so they don't get shot and killed, and bad guy made the easiest money with the least risk.

Conversely, if the bad guy robs a convenience store without a gun, there is more possibility of the worker resisting, or fighting back, or even other customers in the store ganging up on the bad guy and turning the tables on him. The bad guy runs more of a risk of not getting the money, of getting beat-up, and of getting restrained until police show up and arrest him.

Comment: Re:uh... (Score 1) 215

by amxcoder (#49019127) Attached to: Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty After Federal Sting
I have heard the same story as you state: That the Mexican drug traffickers were smuggling IN Mexican grown marijuana and then smuggling OUT marijuana grown in the US because it was more potent and of higher quality. The cheaper Mexican stuff can still be sold here probably because it is lower quality and can undercut legal prices to those who are don't have the money to afford the legal stuff.

Comment: Re:Convenience vs. Security (Score 1) 119

by amxcoder (#49009081) Attached to: TurboTax Halts E-filing of State Tax Returns Because of Potential Fraud
Everyone is talking about delaying refunds until later. Here's the problem, it's your money, you should get it back as soon as you can. How would a bank take it if they loaned you money at 0% interest, and when your payment came due, you handed them a book of convoluted formulas and complex word problems, and told them they needed to fill out half a dozen forms correctly and you'll make sure they're correct and then hold your loan payment from them for several months to make sure that they are the correct bank to which you owe the money to? I think the bank would throw a fit, and so should any taxpayer if the IRS tries this for the same reason.

The REAL solution to this problem, and others, is to STOP automatic withholding, and make everyone cut a check to the IRS at the end of the tax year for what they owe. No refunds, you keep your money until then. There would be no room for fraudulent filings anymore. Plus the government would have to wait until their "payday" like every other person in our country does and maybe have to actually create and balance a budget since they wouldn't know how much they're going to get, and would have to have savings to cover the entire year of expenses until next tax season.

Any argument about how people would not be able to come up with the money needed at the end of the year, are BS, as they are already comming up with money now as it is, if they spend too much and can't come up with it at the end of the year, it's due to their own lack of responsibility. This scenario would also help lower income families as well, as they would keep their entire paycheck month-to-month rather than having some of it withheld and then returned later.

Comment: Re:Victim (Score 1) 119

by amxcoder (#49009021) Attached to: TurboTax Halts E-filing of State Tax Returns Because of Potential Fraud
LOL, same here. I owe my complete tax bill each year, no refunds for me. I don't even file quarterly returns, because the penalty for not doing so (~$100) is less than the interest I'll make keeping it in savings all year long + the amount of time and effort to do the quarterly returns.

While it's not fun paying a big lump sum in full each year, I do take satisfaction in knowing I'm not giving the government an interest free loan all year long. And I'm keeping control of my money and only paying them what I owe and nothing more. I kinda laughed inside the year that many people got issued IOU vouchers from the IRS for their returns, knowing that I wasn't getting screwed out of getting my own money back.

Not to mention, when you pay in full each year, you quickly realize 2 things, first is how much you really are paying in taxes, and secondly how retarded most people sound/behave when they are getting their own money refunded to them. I've never seen someone take something back to a store and get all happy and brag about how they are getting their money refunded to them, yet people do every year when it comes to the money that was taken from them all year. Again, I chuckle inside and think to myself, "you DO realize that was YOUR money to begin with right?". With the current system of automatic payroll withholding, I think this is the plan of the IRS... to make a normal person excited that they loaned the government money without interest, and aren't getting it back until after they fill out a bunch of forms to prove that they should get it back.

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