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Comment: Re:Rich Family Dies, World At Peril!!! (Score 1) 121

by Archangel Michael (#49751217) Attached to: DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect

You're not looking at the cause of poverty here, just blaming it. You're also not mentioning a culture of hatred against getting educated, where people are so distrustful of the system that anyone wanting to better themselves to escape are culturally shamed (uncle tom, race traitor) into remaining ignorant. Where people care more about Queen B and Jay Z than math and science.

The worst part, are the real racists who EXCUSE bad behavior as if it is part of the racial makeup of blacks.

I am not dismissing the racism in the country, it exists. But using that as an excuse so that you do not even have to try is the real racism. I actually believe black people can be so much better than liberal democrats and the Race Pimps Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are suggesting they can. After all, Ben Carson, Oprah, and Barack Obama are proof that blacks CAN succeed, and that America isn't as racist as some suggest.

Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 806

I will give you the best and most classic example I use for "all taxes are regressive"

In the 90s, under Clinton and the (R) congress, they passed a Luxury tax on Boats, Planes and other high end things. Completely "progressive" in approach.

What happened was, the rich avoided the taxes, by avoiding buying the very things being taxed. It was so bad, that it nearly ruined a number of industries (Boating) that catered to those "rich" people. It was so bad, that it was quickly and quietly repealed. WHY? Because the taxes didn't hurt the people it was designed for, it hurt the guys building the boats etc. The "Progressive" tax was in fact, quite regressive in result.

I understand what people mean by "progressive" and "regressive" but results matter, not the goal.

Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 806

I will give you the best and most classic example I use for "all taxes are regressive"

In the 90s, under Clinton and the (R) congress, they passed a Luxury tax on Boats, Planes and other high end things. Completely "progressive" in approach.

What happened was, the rich avoided the taxes, by avoiding buying the very things being taxed. It was so bad, that it nearly ruined a number of industries (Boating) that catered to those "rich" people. It was so bad, that it was quickly and quietly repealed. WHY? Because the taxes didn't hurt the people it was designed for, it hurt the guys building the boats etc. The "Progressive" tax was in fact, quite regressive in result.

I am not against taxes. Just want people to know that I want taxes to be as minimal as possible.

Comment: Streisand Effect (Score 4, Insightful) 345

Dear Principal,

Do you really want to bring this kind of publicity to you and the school you're representing? I'm pretty sure that you won't be able to handle the backlash, and you might actually have to resign or ... get fired.

Unless you have a Board adopted policy, predating the photographs, you're in a really tough position.

Sincerely,
The Internet Community.

Comment: Re:Cost (Score 0) 127

by Archangel Michael (#49743915) Attached to: Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone

Compare to the Specs on the OnePlus One. And that makes it three times the price of a phone with much better specs, even if it isn't 100% open. The Neo900 is a phone for Tin Foil Hat wearers and unwashed grey beards living in mom's basement. And if you are that paranoid, you probably aren't going to have any phone.

Comment: Re:The issue is less that and more about corruptio (Score 2) 95

by XxtraLarGe (#49739119) Attached to: Do Russian Uranium Deals Threaten World Supply Security?

We're already seeing the major liberal newspapers turn on her and this early in the game that is an indication that it is already over.

That's all a ruse. Once she's received the nomination, they will all be circling the wagons around her to shield her from any scrutiny.

Comment: Re:It's an accidentally-on-purpose. (Score 1) 202

by Archangel Michael (#49737631) Attached to: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

Deposit $10,000 and the answer is yes.

Another casualty of the "war on drugs". Back when $10,000 used to be substantial amount of money it might(I would argue not) have been useful. Now it is just intrusive and overbearing. But try to repeal it and suddenly you are a "drug lord"

Comment: Re:Entitled much? (Score 1) 806

But Hybrids were marketed as being more fuel efficient and therefore better for the economy/state/environment, and that they should be rewarded for it. Now you're saying they aren't paying their "fair share" (whatever that means) and thus need to be punished with more taxes.

Here is an idea, why not simply tax Electric/hybrid vehicles a use tax based on miliage and leave the gas tax alone?

"Who alone has reason to *lie himself out* of actuality? He who *suffers* from it." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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