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Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 0) 335

by ganjadude (#48934985) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
actually it sounds as if neither of them happened. as i said im not going to look at everything hippy lady said , but at the same time i dont really care if she quoted stalin or she didnt, its not important

Just like this congressman not giving a speech to a "hate group" is not important, even if the media is still trying to tie him to it

Comment: Re:track record (Score 4, Informative) 219

by ganjadude (#48934885) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One
that should read 1 of 4 engines http://articles.latimes.com/20...

A British Airways jumbo jet lost power in an engine on takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport last month, but the pilot elected not to make an emergency landing for repairs, deciding instead to continue the 5,400-mile, transatlantic flight to London on the remaining three engines, officials said Monday.

Because of unfavorable winds and inefficiencies resulting from the engine loss, the Boeing 747-400 burned more fuel than anticipated, and the pilot was forced to cut the nonstop flight short and land in Manchester, England, the airline said.

Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 1) 335

by ganjadude (#48934503) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

you have a legal right to withhold that portion of your dues, so your portion of that contribution is 100% under your control.

have you ever worked in a union? while this is true, most of them make it hard as heck to jump through the hoops needed to jump through to ensure none of your dues are used towards political campaigns.

Comment: Re:track record (Score 5, Interesting) 219

by ganjadude (#48934423) Attached to: US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One
why would you think it will be their last plane? the article notes that the 747 and the airbus are the only 2 quad engine planes available at this point in time. the replacement planes are intended to last 30+ years, as such why dont you think boeing will be able to compete again in 30 years??

And yes, because america, I think the president should rock american made transportation, and if the 747 is the only american made option, so be it

Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 2) 335

by ganjadude (#48933929) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
A guy named Tom Steyer should be the new most hated donor out there for how much hes spending on the election http://www.powerlineblog.com/a...

Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man of principle who has no financial interest in the causes he supports, but acts only for the public good. That is a ridiculous claim: Steyer is the ultimate rent-seeker who depends on government connections to produce subsidies and mandates that make his “green” energy investments profitable. He also is, or was until recently, a major investor in Kinder Morgan, which is building a competitor to the Keystone pipeline. Go here, here, here, here, here and here for more information about how Steyer uses his political donations and consequent connections to enhance his already vast fortune.

Comment: when? (Score 2) 324

a while ago

how? simple. its much easier to get things done for your country when it is the size of our smaller states

Its also easier to get things done when you tax your people as high as you do in the EU vs the lower taxes in the US. add in things like different priorities, and corruption. and it starts to make sense. Doesnt make it right or good, but it makes sense

Comment: Re:What are the practical results of this? (Score 4, Informative) 335

by ganjadude (#48933737) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
why does everyone always talk about the koch brothers when the facts are the dems get just as much money from their rich friends and their rich friends PACs?? Hell this past year, liberal PACs brought in even more money than the conservative PACs! http://sunlightfoundation.com/...

In a reversal from 2012, liberal billionaires top the list of biggest super PAC donors with a little more than two weeks to go before Election Day. Three of the top five givers lean Democrat, while the king of unlimited money mountain — environmental crusader Tom Steyer of California — is lapping the competition, a Sunlight analysis finds.

also note, neither kochs make the top 10 donor list

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