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Yet you seem more than willing to kick any of the people trying to climb out of the hole they were born in in the teeth to make sure they never get ion an equal footing with you.
Actually, that's not true at all. I don't go out of my way to keep anyone down, and encourage anyone that actually puts forth effort and works hard to succeed.
But I don't think anyone or any group should have or get special consideration, or have the bar lowered for them just because they are of a certain group, sex or religion, or had a hard start in life.
It is pure results at the end.
I don't believe in quotas, or special helping funds for anyone out of the gov. coffers, that just isn't supposed to be the governments job.
RIP old friend...we'll all miss you.
You say it would be fair for them to make $35/h
That is waaaay too much for unskilled workers. Pushing boxes around is on the same level as flipping burgers. No wonder things are getting so expensive. We're paying far too much for unskilled labor.
If you've not tried to make something better of your life with education and life skills...then well, you get what you deserve.
What's next, I have to pay someone $40/hr to mow my fucking lawn?
BULLETIN: Live has always been unfair. I'm not 6'11", I can't play basketball and make millions of dollars.
Everyone is dealt some cards to start with, some start from the back, but if they work and learn to value an education..they can succeed, and many do.
But just because life is tough...you don't pull the playing field down to the lowest common denominator so that everyone can be "equal".
While I do like to give to charity and I try to help out my friends and family as best I can, I am NOT my brothers keeper. It is not upon me to make sure they can make a living or whatever, especially if they are stupid, and/or lazy.
I won't stand in anyone's way, but I certainly don't feel I need to go out of my way to help.
No...someone who picks up fucking garbage on the side of the road != someone who designs CPUs.
The world does now and always has needed its ditch diggers. If you fsck up your life so bad that that's all you can do? Well, you made your bed, now,sleep in it.
But of the times I've seen it way in the past, it just never really hit me as that good of a movie.
I know I was disappointed as a kid when it came out originally in theaters, I was expecting something like Star Wars and it wasn't that.
I saw it a few years after that and to me, really...it was just kinda boring. It seemed just dreary and I wasn't even that impressed with the SPFX.
Then again, since then, I've become a Phillip K. Dick fan and I like other adaptations of his stuff, so maybe I need to go back and try to watch this again with new eyes.
Can someone recommend the definitive version to watch out of what I believe are 3x of them out there? Which one and why?
So, is this beta or just something worse till beta comes?
JFC....why does someone have to change something JUST For the sake of change. What was wrong with they way
It is now a PITA to go see what comments are threaded onto my comments...whereas it was quite easy to see and tell when new ones came onto your part of the thread in response to you.
I just discovered the Soylent News thing....maybe that will indeed be the new slashdot.
This is very disappointing. Not everyone views everything through the small fucking screen of a cell phone.
I couldn't figure how to post to the thread with no previous comments (where was the reply button?)
I'm looking at my comments in my section, but can't figure now how to find my comments to see the ratings, etc?
What the hell did they do to the interface? It looks like it is now only for cell phones? Sheesh....
Gotta see if I can find a way to revert to old look, if they left that in...
1998, there is your problem. This is not the 1998 internet and as such it is easy to say this nearly 20 year old evaluation no longer applies.
It is still a network of networks of computers, all hooked in as peers.
It is using pretty much the same basic protocols as before.
Sure, content and HTML and such have changed a bit over the years, but it is at heart still the same internet as it was before.
Just because people try to do commerce over it, doesn't mean that is what it was invented to be used for and shouldn't cater to it.
If you want something different...then start it.
It is and should always be at heart...a network of networks where everyone that hooks to it, is a peer.
They can't do anything without finding a new way to tack a fucking fee on things.
The average person can't manage their own healthcare.
Even so..when did it become the Fed govt.'s responsibility to protect the stupid from themselves?
I read a lot on the web, but I prefer, even if I have to print it out...to have dead tree copies where I can highlight, make notes, doodle...etc.
I found that way back in my school days, that in my notebooks taking notes or even marking things in books....with doodles, or this or that, when I had to take a test, I could often close my eyes, and picture in my head turning to the pages with the information, I could "see" my pictures and writings, and that helped me to find and recall information.
I can't well do that on a computer screen. Well, at least the last time I used a marker, it quickly got messy and when I changed pages, well, the marks didn't make sense on the screen anymore.
Sure, it is easier to keep information more up to date on we webpage for documentation, but its not guarantee, and then with some sites, links into links into links into links....you drill down so much that you can't hardly find your way back to where you want to be when you started, and it wastes time which with a book, I could check the index, get other info and come back to the page I dog eared pretty quickly.
I like it for pleasure reading too. I can do some ebooks and have and it is convenient. I like a dead tree book, but it isn't as big a deal to me as it is for things I need to recall and reference on a regular basis.
I guess that explains the piles on my desks.
You know, I used to warn people against the Govt being so involved with our healthcare. I likened it to putting the DMV in charge of you if you got the flu. The long wait times, the surly and non-helpful govt employees there staring more at the clock than worried about you getting new plates.
But hell, I will at least admit the DMV does tend to get its mailings out on time and in proper fashion.
I know its a pipe dream, but I wish we could move the govt (especially the Feds) back more to their constitutionally mandated responsibilities. At the very least, my dealing with them could and should pretty much only be once a year.
1. Tell me how much tax to pay (simplify this).
2. Leave me the fuck alone.
I'd be 101% supportive of my federal overlords if they could just get to this point in their interactions with me. I'll be fine on my own to haggle and negotiate for my jobs, and my bill rates. I'l be happy to manage my own health care, and know what is important to save for (retirement, routine health needs, medical insurance for catastrophic needs, etc).
I seriously don't need you to play nanny state with me, I don't need you to suck up so much of my money and waste it.
I don't need you spying on me.
Anyways sad to see Canada go the way of big brother. Canada is like the Bush administration
... except he never left office.
It isn't like obama is any better than bush on this and many other aspects of life these days, in fact, it seems to just be getting worse.