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Comment: how about a 6% tax every year instead? (Score 1) 450

by jsepeta (#48953467) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

If these capitalist leaders are given a one-time tax that they'll fight in court, screw them -- give them a tax every year. Because while it's a capitalist success to buy the legislature and write laws that allow you to keep huge profits out of the US government's hands, it's unpatriotic to screw America for billions in uncollected taxes only gained by successfully manipulating our legislature and screwing American workers.

Comment: Re:what size group? (Score 3, Interesting) 169

by jsepeta (#48942577) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Engage 5th-8th Graders In Computing?

the 8th graders will be stoked if you can teach them how to make Beats. i suggest garageband if you have macs because it's free. if not, try Reaper because it's free to try (paid license required after x days). also you'll want to load a VSTi for samples, and you can get sample content all over the web although it's far more fun to record your own sounds for making rhythms.

Comment: Re:And in the name of Jihadists... (Score 1) 509

by jsepeta (#48780905) Attached to: Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

Just like anyone in America can become a preacher. While more traditional religious approaches may include a more scholarly approach to understanding one's professed religion, we can tell by the zillions of self-taught American preachers that zealous bigots with big voices are the religious figures who make the news, either by blaming hurricanes on God's anger at gay marriage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina_as_divine_retribution) or by humping preachers in motels without discretion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Swaggart). I suspect radicalized elements of the Islamic faith are no different, and engage in all kinds of sin, just like their Protestant brothers.

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