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Comment Re:Skip the 18 billion fine (Score 1) 471

And yet, you're apparently perfectly OK with harming actual, living people who are innocent in this in your desire to punish the guilty artificial "persons".

How about fining the company and sending the people responsible for the fraud to prison instead of using a wrecking ball approach to justice?

Comment Re:Stupid Humans and Trash Management (Score 1) 112

I'd prefer it if they'd figure who the shitbird is who keeps dumping trash in the glass recycling bin and deal with him directly.

I mean for fuck's sake, the glass bin is *right next to* the the goddamned trash bin.

I can almost understand the laziness that keep people from sorting thier trash and recyclables, but for the love of Cthulhu, if you're not going to, at least put your goddamned trash in the trash bin so that the rest of us don't have to suffer your stupidity. Seriously, I'm about the laziest person in the world, and even I manage to sort my shit into the correct bin.

Comment Re:Wait a second. (Score 1) 84

Wait!? That was a password?

The pharmacy figured that scribble was a prescription and they've been having me stuff strange suppositories up my ass for weeks.

I hate to break it to you, but those aren't suppositories. Around here, we call them "crutches".

Comment Re:NSA failed to halt subprime lending, though. (Score 1) 698

Quite true. Under US law, "WMD" includes any rifle with a bore larger than 0.50", and anything explosive for use against persons or property, including hand grenades. So of course Saddam's army had WMDs.

You're conflating terms. Those are considered "Destructive Devices", a legal term of art having nothing to do with Weapons of Mass Destruction, a politcal term of art.

Comment Re:Tunnels of Doom (Score 1) 225

First I recall was "Alkalabeth: World of Doom!" circa 1979, by Lord British (yep, the same one of Ultima fame).

Yeah, it would not be recognized as a FPS, but it had elements of the genre. Written in Applesoft BASIC.

Comment Re:Can someone please explain ... (Score 1) 658

And neither does a mileage based tax! What a coincidence! No one is required to report their mileage for taxes, and there's no infrastructure to handle the case where someone drives outside of the state.

You're apparently unfamiliar with the logistics and politics surrounding the particular crossing that I spoke of.

No politician, sane or not, would propose putting even a voluntary border stop at that particular crossing without also solving the current congestion issues in the area - which requires replacing the bridge, and that is currently DOA because of the politics involved.

If you want to see a border checkpoint, drive farther south to California where you'll see agricultural check stations.

I'm well aware of the border stops in California for the purpose of enforcing California laws. Know of any operated by Oregon? Or operated by anyone else for the purpose of enforcing Oregon law?

Be careful when a loop exits to the same place from side and bottom.