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Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1608

by kaatochacha (#46784389) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

So I get it, you don't like guns, you don't want to use them, they make you nervous, the thought of actually touching one brings about tingles similar to what you may get when confronting a spider.
Just, please, stop forcing your beliefs on me. I've never shot you, I've never shot ANYONE. The purpose of my guns is to practice target shooting, and I enjoy it. It has nothing to do with harming anyone. In fact, harming someone with them is the what I would consider to be the worst thing possible.
Perhaps you're Intolerant of gun owners? Less progressive about gun-ownership? Hell, even prejudiced against us?

Trust me, you're allowed to not hate guns. Contrary to what you've been indoctrinated with, it won't kill you.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1608

by kaatochacha (#46784329) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Your argument is...weak.
You have decided one thing is bad, and the other is good, based solely on--your beliefs.

For example: I can magically go back in time and force everyone to memorize "Mein Kampf" printed on fast laser printers, or shoot Hitler with an automatic weapon. Which one is good and which on is bad?

Comment: Re:base it around my OS (Score 1) 386

by kaatochacha (#46762755) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

This is the problem. To get around getting absolutely ruined by fees, we're forced to use services on websites which just sound questionable.
"Freefilefillableforms.com" sounds about as trustworthy as "getfreeincomenow.com" or "freeamazongiftcardfordoingsurveys.com".
We've been taught for years to avoid these types of named sites, but in tax season anything goes.

Comment: Re:Another reason Intuit is awful (Score 1) 420

by kaatochacha (#46762355) Attached to: Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

I once questioned the IRS, by letter, on why they didn't roll their own online tax submission service, instead of silly websites with random names like "www.freetaxonlinenow.com".
Their response was: "we wish to encourage capitalism and allow companies who have invested in preparing this service to prosper". I'm not kidding, that was their justification.
My thought was WTF??: the job of the IRS is collect taxes. not prop up software companies.

Thus my belief in the flat tax. Screw all of them.

Comment: Re:Lobbying aside (Score 1) 420

by kaatochacha (#46761235) Attached to: Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

At current rates, my "interest free loan" to the government this year would have amounted to less than $2 US in profit for myself. Which would have been taxable as well.
I"m willing to give them that to avoid the hassle of having to cut a large check to them at the end of the year.

Comment: Re:Back in my day (Score 1) 142

by kaatochacha (#46643335) Attached to: How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

When I was younger, I thought this way.
Now I've realized that with each new/faster thing, it's better to weight the pros and cons.
Maybe the faster internet connection ISN'T the best thing to spend money on, and buying a gym membership more rewarding.
My old tech watch gives me instant time for no cost, so I used it instead of a "pocketwatch/smartphone" combo.

So....
new for new's sake isn't new, it's just being taken advantage of.

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