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Comment: Re:It's not limited to the US (Score 1) 220

"As far as cold in Europe, cherry picking a few UK averages doesn't actually impart much information about what's happening."

You chose Britain. If your cherry picking backfired, don't blame me. Just learn to realise that if you're going to cherry pick based on some factually incorrect newspaper article then you're going to look a massive fool when it backfires.

You talk of facts, science, and actual data. I've provided that all along - you're still just spouting bollocks without managing to back it up in the slightest with anything other than the exact opposite of facts and data - you're backing it up with others opinions who agree with yours. That is not fact, that is not science, and that is not data.

Stop being a zealot and get over the fact your argument is broken and there's a severe lack of data to back the points you've made, and, if anything, an awful lot (as I've pointed out) showing the opposite.

You spoke of cold winters in places like Britain that had bad CCD, I pointed out with actual data we have had incredibly mild winters in those years, I showed the temperature records, and you still try and deflect and call me the zealot. I can only assume you either work for Bayer, or are actually retarded.

Science and data aren't things you get to declare, you have to actual do and show them, you've failed hard. Get over it.

Comment: Re:Plant? (Score 1) 380

by Xest (#49768663) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

Have you considered learning to comprehend posts that you read?

Of course Java is used heavily for server-side programming. I know this, because I have leader server side Java software projects.

None of which changes the fact that that's still not even close to a majority of developers, and not even close to a majority of the world's computer using population.

I can only assume therefore that you're either incapable of reading posts on the internet and comprehending them. Or you're just plain batshit insane and like to say things that make no sense in the context of the discussion.

Which is it?

Comment: Re:They're bums, why keep them around (Score 1) 505

That would endanger jobs. Look, lemme explain it to you.

You pay taxes, so Mommy Merkel can stuff that money into Greece. So the Greeks can pay for the weapons you delivered. So the companies that built the tanks and subs can avoid paying taxes and employ you.

So, in a roundabout way, you're paying so you can work for the company you work for. I know it is supposed to be the other way 'round, but hey, this is the new economy. You don't get paid for doing your job. You pay to have one!

Comment: It could endanger TTIP? (Score 3, Interesting) 77

by Opportunist (#49768315) Attached to: EU Drops Plans For Safer Pesticides After Pressure From US

Dear EU sponges,

Shouldn't that be a good reason FOR pushing for this leglisation?

So, lemme recap, we not only don't get any protection from dangerous pesticides but we also get it so we can still have a trade agreement that has no beneficial effect whatsoever for EU corporations?

Thanks. Who are you working for again, just so we know? We're kinda confused.

signed, the idiots paying for you useless asshats.

Comment: Re:They're bums, why keep them around (Score 1) 505

If they get busted out of hte Euro zone, Germany is jumping over the cliff after them.

The Greeks don't just get money to spend. They get loans with a detailed list of things what to do with those loans. And what they have to do is hardly in their interest. They don't get to invest or to create any kind of stimulus for their industry and economy. They get to sell what's left of profitable stuff to the cronies of the countries that pump money their way (not quite for the market value, of course), get to pay their debt to the lender countries (hey, we want our money back, ya see!) and have to cut back pretty much any kind of spending that would allow them to actually recover.

That money is not going to help Greece much. The only thing this money does for Greece is to uphold the pretense that they are not bankrupt a little bit longer. First, we want to squeeze them dry, force them to ruin their economy to the point of no return and THEN dump them. Why should we let them off the hook when there's still meat on them?

And when we have totally ruined them, we can still treat them like the other countries we already did and either install some dictator that buys our guns for the few scraps that we let him have or wait for them to find any kind of resources we can then squeeze out of them. You think just because Greece is in the EU that we don't treat them like a colony? Think again.

Comment: Re:Germany should pay war reparations for WWII (Score 3, Interesting) 505

The intention of the IMF is not to help those it gives money to. The intention is basically to control them.

When Franz Josef Strauss, a German politician who was renowned for being hardcore anti-communist and would generally fit well into the right edge of the current US Republicans, was asked why he offered a billion Marks loan to the GDR, he pretty much said "We have to make them dependent on our money like the addict to the drug".

And that's basically the IWFs function now. Though FJS could not even dictate how they may spend the money, unlike the IWF now.

Comment: Re:I guess that if a Mathematician... (Score 1) 158

by iluvcapra (#49764515) Attached to: <em>A Beautiful Mind</em> Mathematician John F. Nash Jr. Dies

Yes, it's technically correct, though I get tired of hearing this brought up all the time, as if it's some sort of weird conspiracy theory to make it sound like there's a "Nobel Prize" when there isn't one.

There is the matter that Nobel, nor his family, even those alive today, had any intention of giving an award to economists. The award is given in the memory of Alfred Nobel, which is nice, but taken to the extreme and you get David Miscavage giving Tom Cruise the "Albert Einstein Humanitarian Anti-Psychology Award." It's a shameless appropriation of the name Nobel simply to promote the award.

Alfred Nobel created his foundation as a humanitarian enterprise, mainly to atone for his invention of dynamite. He wanted to promote brotherhood between nations and the pursuit of knowledge. The Swedish National Bank created the Economics award because they wanted to promote economic science.

Comment: Re:Mixed Result (Score 1) 236

by Shados (#49763347) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

Its pretty common for people in those countries to complain about price differences. "With the exchange rate, this thing should be 20 pounds! but they charge 25! We're getting ripped off!", not considering the price of doing business in the area.

After you hired people to deal with local laws, local marketing practices and culture, additional taxes and all the red tape...often you don't have a choice but to charge more. Even for digital goods!

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