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Comment Re:So! The game is rigged! (Score 1) 570 570

I have no debt.  My credit score is >750.  I have a few rewards credit cards (>25k limit) I use every month to pay monthly living expenses and rack up free miles; the credit cards get paid at the end of the month so no interest is paid.

I used the racked up miles for my trip to Europe last year, it was great!

It doesn't sound like you've figured out how the system works.

Submission + - Microsoft unveils, Hotmail's successor.->

faraway writes: Microsoft has just unveiled, the planned successor to It includes a lot of what you expect from email today, including storage (images, data), a calendar, integration with other Microsoft tools, and of course a clean UI, and nice user experience. ZDNet has the scoop.
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Comment Re:yes moron. (Score 1) 654 654

Also, it is interesting to point out that the "weird May 6th market crash" where the market lost 1 trillion in value was followed 2-3 days (May 9th I believe) later with an announcement by the EU of a 1 trillion dollar bailout package; despite only a few days earlier having said there is -no way- they would do a bailout.

But /. and all other propaganda sources had a story ready for the May 6th crash the second it happened: someone's fat finger hit B instead of M......... sure.  And they're still "unsure" of what the root cause of the flash crash was.....

Comment Re:Welcome Aboard (Score 1) 654 654

Don't forget America's love with Socialism: Privatize profits, socialize losses.

Did you know PG&E is trying to get the PUC to approve rate hikes to cover losses due to fires?

They had millions to spend to install new Smart Meters, MILLIONS to spend trying to enshrine into the California Constitution a protection for them to be the sole energy suppliers, millions in bonuses for executive.. but somehow no money to maintain their existing infrastructure.

Comment Re:9th Circuit (Score 1) 758 758

Our 'consumer' rights? -heh-

Everyone's so brainwashed that 'consumer' takes the place of the word 'citizen'.

Consumer protection agency... as if consumer's got burned in the 2008/crash/banking handout.

1. Consumers buy, consume, and defecate shit.

2. Citizens produce, pay taxes, and bail out banks which in turn take shit, revalue it (usually more than its worth), and then convince consumers to buy it via debt.

3. Go to #1.

Somehow though, the word 'citizen' does not ever come up in anywhere.... wake up people.. citizens make up America, not consumers.

Comment Re:Sex (Score 1) 703 703

I am a European-American.  A European Christian (and I assume a NZ "Christian" isn't the same as mid-west American "Christian" - consider mid-west American "Christians" more like the Taliban).

Here's a terrific example of American Christians at their best:

Comment Re:The Constitutional Question (Score 1) 776 776

<quote><p>No, they are targeted because the intelligence and, in many cases, the targets themselves say  they are engaged in combat operations against the United States.</p></quote>

Because intelligence on much bigger things such as invading another country for the bountiful supply of Weapons of Mass Destruction they had was excellent top notch intelligence.  1 million dead Iraqis later.. still looking for those weapons of mass destruction.

The President is not a King, nor a tyrant.  Only Kings and Tyrants decree someone needs to be executed while they are driving around in a car or sleeping in their bed at night.

If they're on the battle field with a weapon, they're fighting a war and are military targets.  Otherwise, they're Americans who have been denied due process.  Innocent until proven guilty and all that... I like our rights as Americans.  Maybe you don't.

Oh hey!! I think the warrant-less wiretapping network just picked up on you telling your grandma you are "Shelving the bible on the second shelf".. apparently that's code for bombing the pentag0n.  You are now an enemy combatant.

"It might help if we ran the MBA's out of Washington." -- Admiral Grace Hopper