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Comment Wolf-Pac seems better than Mayday -- Question.. (Score 2) 308 308

This seems like a simpler version of Wolf-Pac.com who aims to pass get a Constitutional Amendment. The problem i see with Mayday is that although it is aiming to elect officials to pass campaign finance reform the problem is those same politicians once in will be spending most of their day (as all other politicans currently do) looking for the next source of campaign funding -- and last i checked the highest funder gets the most attention and sway by these politicians. Mayday is limited in how much influence it can do because there are much wealthier lobbyists who can entice their angels to the dark side quite easily. A smarter approach is to attack the problem at the state level as wolf-pac is doing. Otherwise the problem will persist. My question is: Please convince me that Mayday is a better approach than Wolf-Pac. TYT started Wolf-Pac years ago and is in much further progress than Mayday including the fact that they brought up the flaws of taking a similar approach to what Mayday ended up doing years ago. So again, please talk me down and explain how your approach will work and how because it seems destined to fail to me.

Comment State Department Report was writen by Oil Execs (Score 2) 206 206

I like how articles forget to mention that the State Dpt. reports were made up of people who had ties to, or paid by those in the gas and oil industry. That is why environmentalists are still up in arms. Feel free to look up who put the report together and see who they work for. It's all there.

Comment Why doesn't TAILS use TRUCRYPT (or similar)? (Score 1) 171 171

I get the impression TAILS doesn't include a full system encryption on boot which means if the USB is discovered they could check whats on it. I assume Snowden wrote the retrieved data to the same usb stick. Maybe Trucrypt isn't available for linux distros but i am sure there are plenty of alternatives that do a similar full system os encryption.

Comment Re:Lawyers... (Score 1) 475 475

What confuses me then is why the kids thought they might lose that they decided a crappy deal where the lawyer gets 2/3 of the pie was fantastic? It's a pretty open and shut case where everyone knew the kids were going to win (and for those paying attention it was clear it would lead to a settlement) so why on earth would you take a lawyer who would pocket most of it for doing absolutely nothing? There were plenty of other lawyers, even ones that can be assigned if you cant afford one, so i am perplexed. For negotiation reasons, you say? Please. As B.T Barnum said: "There's a sucker born every minute." It interesting to note that the winner in all of this ends up being the biggest loser.

Comment Re:... Film from a game... (Score 1) 298 298

Silent Hill is probably the best game to film conversion that i've seen. It seems to actually tell a descent ghost story with some nice visual effects (definitely check it out). Resident Evil would be my #2 game-to-film conversion. I was actually very surprised that it was entertaining. The sequel was AWFUL and the 3rd film was meh (one cool seen where they fry those crows though). Besides those 2 films i think everything else is just too stupid or embarrassing to mention.

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