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Comment: Re:Tax junk food (Score 1) 978

by curtix7 (#35723746) Attached to: Arizona Governor Proposes Flab Tax
The point is that you can still buy your 6 dollar all natural, organic, gluten-free cookie, but it is going to cost you 6.50 because sugar is sugar, whether it comes from slave labor or corn fields. If the extra 50 cents is used to subsidize your healthcare or your fresh produce purchases, you shouldn't care if you indulge in moderation. Only the people that eat an unbalanced quantity of sin-tax food will be burdened by the tax. And, its not like we are going to take your 50 cents and give it to the communists or burn it or something. The tax revenue can be used to alleviate other tax burden, balance food prices, etc.

Comment: Re:Seattle COL (Score 1) 866

by curtix7 (#33654070) Attached to: Ballmer, Bezos Fund Effort To Undermine Bill Gates

... have contributed $100,000 each

no, that is the worst political development in American history.

You make this sound like you are complaining about "welfare". But if groups spend millions of dollars lobbying to make their businesses more profitable, they are ALSO using the government to take money from people.

personally I'd rather government be changed by votes than dollar signs.

Comment: clearly this is the future of energy (Score 1) 82

by curtix7 (#33515092) Attached to: Solar Cells Made From Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Such a fuel cell could be used to power nano-devices embedded in living organisms, says Chiragwandi, for example to diagnose disease.

is it just me or is this quote ridiculously buzzword-esque?

or do they really think they have unlocked the key to nanotechnology and cured cancer?

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The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally 703

Posted by samzenpus
from the giving-truth-the-bump dept.
jamie writes "A grassroots campaign has begun to get Stephen Colbert to hold a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to counter Glenn Beck's recent 'Restoring Honor' event. The would-be rally has been dubbed 'Restoring Truthiness' and was inspired by a recent post on Reddit, where a young woman wondered if the only way to point out the absurdity of the Tea Party's rally would be if Colbert mirrored it with his own Colbert Nation.'"

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?

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