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Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 778

by coastwalker (#47499293) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

It may be a fallacy in your mind. But it does beg the question why such a huge number of poor people are in prison camp USA.

Increases in wealth in America have largely gone to the 1% since the 1970's rather than the poor or middle class. Basically the USA has reinvented feudalism.

Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 778

by coastwalker (#47499093) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

You mean you run your economy on illegal cheap foreign labour and because criminal money is just as good as real money to you Americans you think its would be a good idea to stop providing welfare to the human beings you threw down the toilet in your own country because you displaced them with foreign slaves..

And you wonder why Putin is able to get worldwide support for his immensely successful propaganda?

He seems no worse than the US.

Comment: Re:Youtube Comments (Score 4, Insightful) 238

by coastwalker (#47465045) Attached to: Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

The information on the web is steadily disappearing behind shit UI designs. So many information sites of one kind or another have gone all flash, all icons, all pictures, all randomly spread over the page like vomit and repeated at random intervals in random blocks of "stuff you must see".

Fortunately slidy tiles will be out of fashion eventually and we can all laugh at the people who think they are cool as we should be doing now.

Comment: Re:Oh, absolutely .... (Score 1, Interesting) 702

by coastwalker (#47399475) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Actually it might have something to do with American culture which is actually heavily class ridden and treats those lower down like crap.

So give one of the underlings a uniform and the power and of course they enjoy torturing passengers, because those passengers are from the class that treats them badly in real life.

You reap what you sow

Comment: Re:Why not the death sentence while You're at it? (Score 1) 216

by coastwalker (#47170561) Attached to: Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

Typical posturing crap from politicians. No doubt teenagers will be sent to prison for life for discovering security vulnerabilities. Having said that the morons known as the general population put up with this shit so lets concentrate on saving the children from terrorists and pedos by turning off the internet. When they have safely grown up we can pay them benefits cheques instead of a job or put them in prison for the rest of their lives sewing mail bags. Lets get our priorities right eh.

Civilisation is collapsing all around us and being replaced with a gulag.

Comment: Re:Why are they in the EU again? (Score 0) 341

by coastwalker (#47036735) Attached to: UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

There is a saying that one shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

We joined an economic community which has since morphed into an unaccountable political superstate. The political superstate has done nothing useful except start a war in Ukraine which proves that the size of the European Union provides no protection against blindly following American instructions.

Give us free trade and let us write our own law and the EU is just fine.

Comment: Re:Of course this was going to happen (Score 1) 341

by coastwalker (#47036703) Attached to: UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

Winning an election is far more important than good policy. Democracy is at its most flawed at this point in the electoral cycle. Expect bad decisions and bad legislation for the next year.

Cant say I am enthused with either the "Nannying and high taxes of the socialist nightmare" or the "Law and Order, free market gravy train for the few" that will be the choice at the election either. Not a lot to choose from, a plague on both their houses.

UKIP are a nationalist party with no policies except xenophobia and whatever the civil servants tell them to do. They are likely to get a lot of votes, maybe even a very large number of votes because people are frustrated by the political establishment.

People will vote for whoever has the most attractive bribe.

Comment: Re:Poms are weak arseholes (Score 4, Insightful) 341

by coastwalker (#47036625) Attached to: UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

I am one and I agree. We have Chav politics for Chav people.

The place is run by the tabloid press and whatever the latest Witch hunt happens to be. It suits the wealthy for the plebs to be at each others throats demanding jack boots on their own freedom. Bread and circuses.

You couldn't make it up - Foaming mob demanding the death of Pediatricians force Government to disconnect the internet and replace it with Disney, Netflix and Sesame Street.

Having said that, the enlightened Australian equivalent has already installed their own great firewall of China "The web filter will also block access to websites about politically sensitive issues which have changing criminality statuses e.g., euthanasia and abortion".

Enjoy your totalitarian prison convict.

Comment: Re:Tabloids? (Score 1) 330

Just because its posh propaganda doesnt mean it isnt propaganda. The Torygraph so nicknamed because of its history of right wing editorial has always been the subject of derision for its political bias. In that respect it is the same as a tabloid in that it tells its readers what to think.

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