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Comment: Re: But is it reaslistic? (Score 1) 283

But no doubt, they want you, me, and every non-Muslim converted or dead.

I hope you realize that Non-Muslim includes a lot of people we would consider Muslim. I wouldn't be surprized for example that the Palestinians would be considered "non-believers" because if they truely were "believers" then Israel would have been pushed into the sea with the help of Allah, besides they are the ones that allowed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock in Old City of Jerusalem to fall into Israeli hands. Additionally the Iranians, Afgans and Pakistanis would all be "Non-Believers" because they are Shia and Persians not Arabs.

Comment: Re:Different era (Score 1) 180

by budgenator (#47785843) Attached to: The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Keynesian economics is more about controlling money's value through plain old supply and demand i.e. Government can cause inflation by spending at a deficit, reducing taxes and pumping money into the economy. The country was in a depression caused by deflation in the 1930's, so FDR's spending at deficts to fund Public works worked. The inverse would be that Government can cause deflation by increasing taxes, reducing spending and paying down the debt with inflated money. During the Carter Administration, they tried to fix an inflationary recession by miss-applying Keynesian economics and increased defict spending with disasterous results.

Currently with inflation at 1.5 - 2, the budget should be balanced and taxes moderate.

Comment: Re: Different era (Score 1) 180

by budgenator (#47785331) Attached to: The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Fuck you. You seriously believe this "job creator" myth? And all that other crap?

The only thing keeping Ronald Reagan from being the worst president in US history is W.

During Jimmy Carter's last year in office (1980), inflation averaged 12.5%, compared with 4.4% during Reagan's last year in office (1988).[122] During Reagan's administration, the unemployment rate declined from 7.5% to 5.4%, with the rate reaching highs of 10.8% in 1982 and 10.4% in 1983, averaging 7.5% over the eight years, and GDP growth average 7.9% with a high of 12.2% growth in 1982.[123][124]Ronald Reagan

I guess you're too young to remember what's like living with double digit inflation, with double digit unemployment during the worst recession since the great depression, becase that's what he inhereted from Carter. Ending the Cold War by enacting strategies that collapsed the Soviet Union, reunified Germany and liberated eastern Euorpe from Soviet puppet states was no mean feat either.

I consider George H, one of the worst presidents because all he had to do is keep on doing what they were doing when he was VP, and he didn't.

Comment: Re:Different era (Score 1) 180

by budgenator (#47784609) Attached to: The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Yes, Yes he is.

Union breaker
Deficit balloons
Trickle Down
Sandinistas
Iran-Contra
Ollie North
Nancy making decisions when he gets Alzheimer's

You fucking got me started

Reagan was the only President that I know of that was president of a Union, President of the Screen Actors Guild specificaly

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 333

by budgenator (#47766301) Attached to: Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

First it's been a long time since Comcast has advertised "unlimited" as in decades rather than years, and certainly well before they re-branded their service as Xfinity, having said that, Comcast does market themselves by showing happy people merrily using their Xfinity internet in ways that would certainly run into their glass ceilings limits on a monthly basis; all without saying that you can only do those activities 3 days out of a week.
Secondly why would anybody pay for broadband internet, and only use it like ISDN or DSL?

Comment: Re: Sigh (Score 1) 333

by budgenator (#47766037) Attached to: Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

how did SCOTUS declare it a tax when it wasnt wriiten up as one in the law? ...
Am i missing something?

Yes there is no constitutional authorization for the Government to penalize private citizens for not purchasing a service from an other private entity, so SCOTUS had to call a spade a spade or overthrow the whole bill.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 333

by budgenator (#47765829) Attached to: Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

PAC's have to keep track of their donors and publish them,

PACs and Super PACs are required by law to disclose all of their donors of over $200. However, 501(c)(4) organizations are only required to disclose their spending on political activity, and not information on their donors unless those donors give for the express purpose of political advocacy. Campaign finance in the United States

When an election gets really ugly in the US it's normally because of advertisements ran by a Super PAC or a 501(c)(4) organization to support their "Golden Child" or oppose their "Son of Satan" opponent, rather than the Candidate or His/Her Election Committee. It's Ironic when you see ads claiming a Candidate is a bought and paid for sock puppet for the Kock Brothers in an ad paid for by Soros, and the next ad says the inverse about the opposing candidate, while you know both candidate consider the Kocks and Soros to be a tar-baby of epic proportions.

Comment: Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (Score 1) 202

by budgenator (#47761453) Attached to: How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Egyptian and Nubuian mummy's bones are stained black because of the tetracycline in their beer.

"We tend to associate drugs that cure diseases with modern medicine," Armelagos says. "But it's becoming increasingly clear that this prehistoric population was using empirical evidence to develop therapeutic agents. I have no doubt that they knew what they were doing." Ancient brew masters tapped antibiotic secrets

I rather doubt the Pharaohs were the only one who knew how to brew beer, more likely it was a priest guild with a pharonic charter.

Comment: Re:Global Warming? (Score 1) 273

by budgenator (#47761133) Attached to: Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

The climate models interate their algorithm hundreds of millions of times, while a 0.0000001% wouldn't make much difference in predicting tomorrow's climate, when your trying to predict the climate 50 years out the error compounds to the point where a crystal ball is likely to be more accurate.

Comment: Re:Global Warming? (Score 3, Insightful) 273

by budgenator (#47751735) Attached to: Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

If the seeps are not growing in size or quantity, the atmospheric methane due to the seeps should remain constant, and the models should be unaffected.

If the models underestimate the amount of methane, and the models have hard-coded adjustments to make the hindcasts agree with the temperature record, then the models underestimate the warming due to methane and over-estimate warming due to CO2; the models are wrong. There really isn't any other logical way to spin this.

I tell them to turn to the study of mathematics, for it is only there that they might escape the lusts of the flesh. -- Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"

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