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Comment: Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1230 1230

I don't want to *soak the rich*. Again, that is pure propaganda. You really are a robot in the credence you give. Using the word 'leftist' is very revealing of where you get your info. Maybe it jibes well with your upbringing, or some traumatic event during your childhood, but it shows complete lack of critical thinking. You have this religious belief in what you are being told by your mass media that poor people are lazy and deserve to suffer, and any attempt to mitigate it is countered with the typical *you want to soak the rich!* spiel. I can't argue with faith, not gonna try. That wall you have to tear down yourself. And your definition of 'reform' is whack, just so you know, but I guess I have to repeat for the viewing audience that austerity is NOT reform! It is theft! And you, are pinning the wrong people. Everybody just needs to pay their share and stop claiming everything for themselves, and we will all be quite rich! We have already proven there is plenty for all and more. Resources are not scarce. We can start showing it by simply not throwing half of what we make into the landfill to keep prices up.

Comment: Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1230 1230

Your defense of those people is the tired old saw that delays resolution of the problem. Your 'reforms' are not! It is more theft of peoples' time. Eh, whatever. Your position is clear, and is simply unacceptable, and over 60% of the Greeks agree... We just have to see what happens next. I personally hope it spreads globally. The 'debt' is a lie.

Comment: Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1230 1230

How poor is a pensioner in Greece where voters kept voting in governments that kept raising pensions compared to a Slovenian?

They are both human, or not?. One planet... There's too much prosperity to justify saying no. You have to remove it from the overhead financial markets and put it back into circulation. It doesn't require any higher taxes on regular citizens. That is just more propaganda.

Who's responsibility is it to pick up the tab of someone who continues to believe that he deserves a free lunch?

That banks that stole the money for their money markets! They are getting the free lunch, not the pensioners! They did not vote for that. Take the money back!

You are 180 degrees off target. You are blaming the victim of a grand heist.

Comment: Re:Good deal! (Score 1) 1230 1230

I'll note that when challenged on how the Greek position is also impoverishing the poor throughout Europe that you avoid answering.

It's a silly pretense, a trick question. The 'Greek position' is not impoverishing the poor throughout Europe or anywhere else, the banks are doing that. They are loan sharks. This is their business. Hopefully the younger generation has enough brains to keep their future bank deposits out of the derivatives shell game. If they do, they'll be fine. You are just blaming the victims who are simply trying to reclaim some of the prosperity they helped create.

BTW has Germany repaid its debts incurred during the war? I mean, since they are the ones complaining the most...

Comment:'s the LAW! (Score 3, Interesting) 374 374

Yes, those companies own the internet. The government enforces their monopolies and filters your content. That is my point. They can and will control what you see and hear and say when they deem necessary. And every little thing goes through their wire, with a big ol' hard drive attached, harvesting every byte. And please save your breath on the VPN/Tor thing. They are 'placebos' at best.

Comment: Re:compensating? (Score 1) 374 374

The despots of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and so on are 'honoring' their contracts so far. Damn near a hundred billion between the two of them alone. Iran is merely working off the books (since 1980), we have clients on all sides of any conflict. We sure don't want to lose them to this 3D nonsense.

Comment: Re:I sincerely hope the 1st Amendment is bulletpro (Score 1) 374 374

Yeah, I know, the legal fight was over a long time ago. Ah well, the 1st Amendment isn't very popular anyway... There are lots of people who would like to see it knocked off the books. As it's written, it's just a bit too definitive and encompassing for their tastes. Eh, circumvention is all that's left. And then, like police band scanners, general purpose computers will be banned from sale to the general public. The people themselves will demand it.

egrep patterns are full regular expressions; it uses a fast deterministic algorithm that sometimes needs exponential space. -- unix manuals