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Comment: Re:Majority leaders home district (Score 1) 174

Yeah, but the processes to refine the stuff out is horrendous. They make oil refineries look like unspoiled wilderness in comparison.

Yeah, but we're already storing it, anyway. I might be nuts but from what I've seen if we were to take 10 or 15 square miles of land - totally insignificant when you look at the size of our country - and decide that it was going to be a nasty radioactive place but that we would work to keep it contained and do whatever we need there - seems like we could do it. But nobody wants that "in their back yard".

Comment: Re:Dumb (Score 1) 427

by afidel (#48933471) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

You can't stream HD video on 4Mbps, you can't get large patches is a reasonable time with 4Mbps, you can't Skype in HD with 1Mbps of upload, it takes forever to seed a cloud backup with 1Mbps (I put a few hundred GB in Crashplan and it took a month, I have more data than that but I had to pick the important data because my upload was so limited), etc.

Comment: Re:Tax (Score 1) 525

by Trailer Trash (#48926045) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

I thought I'd check, and in their 2014 annual accounts, Apple showed tax payable of $14 billion on a net profit of $40 billion. Unless this is just some totally fictitious accounting entry, I'm not sure where you get the idea that they don't pay any tax.

You apparently have no left-wing friends on facebook.

Comment: Re:Slave Labour is certainly profitable (Score 1) 525

by Trailer Trash (#48926037) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

What electronic products do you use that are made in a country with decent labor laws? And what about your clothes and shoes?

Are you setting a positive example for this world like you promised?

This reminds me of a lot of Christian friends who say how great it is that Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday and that's so Christian of them and all that. These same people usually point this out while eating in another restaurant on Sunday.

Happiness is a positive cash flow.

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