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Comment Re:Tech circles vs slashdot (Score 1) 173

Guns are an exception. And Liberals don't really oppose guns, they just oppose commoners having them. They are all for guns when it suits them (police, military, elites with body guards etc.

Here's the deal, I'll give up my guns just as soon as the government gives up theirs. Not a moment before.

Comment Re:Tech circles vs slashdot (Score 1) 173

slashdot is overwhelmingly conservative.

If anything Slashdot is Libertarian. Pro Liberal social policies, pro conservative fiscal policies, with a fair amount of independent thought.

But I could understand liberals thinking /. is conservative, and conservatives seeing it more liberal.

But case in point, there are both liberals and conservatives that both support or reject it. Bernie Sanders isn't really conservative, but opposes TPP vehemently. As does Trump. Strange bed fellows indeed.

Comment Re:Tech circles vs slashdot (Score 3, Informative) 173

Sorry, I don't oppose TTP because of Obama. I oppose it because it is a secret deal, pre approved by the powers that be, and enough (D) and (R) supported it to make it bi-partisan. If you support it, not knowing anything other than it was "Obama says it will be good" then you are the real fool. I bet you'd oppose it if GWB supported it (all other things considered).

The fact is, the whole (D) good (R) bad (Or visa versa) is really getting old. And do not pretend the (D) don't do the very same thing. Blindly following your party is for Sheeple.

Comment Sprint should phased out CDMA (Score 1) 55

Its not helping them. The entire market needs to integrate and using incompatible tech that isn't employed much elsewhere... and doesn't especially offer any benefits is not a fantastic idea.

At the very least, sprint should transition to 100 percent hybrid phones and networks.

I'm not touching any carrier that I can't just use a sim card for at this point. I'm also done with contracts etc.

I'm happy to sign up to pay X per month every month. However, I'm not agreeing to be bound for X years into that contract. Its month to month or no deal.

Comment Money isn't the issue (Score 0) 203

Every government agency pleads poverty when they fail... even when the argument is laughable.

Take education... they spend more on it every year and the test scores drop year after year. You can also point at schools that get much less money that do much better while looking at schools that get lots of money that do very poorly. There's no correlation between funding and success in public education.

And you can find similar patterns in a lot of other government services. Simply throwing money at something is not a reliable means to get quality service. And by the same token, cutting a budget does not mean you get poor service either.

In the case of the EPA, I think we can think of a lot of ways for the EPA to have done a better job here without actually having to spend a dime.

Claiming poverty is merely a dodge. If they had received all the money they wanted... they still could have f'ed it up. Look at the ACA scandal where they spent absolutely absurd amounts of money building a website... and it still failed.

Giant piles of money =/= success or competence.

And there are operations around the US and the world that do all sorts of amazing work on a shoe string.

The US needs to get away from this notion that budgets can be infinite. Belts need to be tightened and institutions that can't cope with that need to have the fat trimmed.

In my experience working with government agencies, there are a LOT of people working for the agency that do almost literally nothing. I mean... in some cases they literally are spending their days using the office internet to search for pornography and then jerking off in their offices. Literally all day every day. What makes this even somewhat work is that you have a small cadre of really dedicated hard working people that carry the water for the whole agency. THOSE people deserve to be paid. The people jerking off in their offices do not.

Saying the EPA couldn't error check some f' up at VW for 10 years because of budget problems is an insult to our intelligence and a condemnation of anyone's intelligence that buys that line of crap.

The EPA f'ed up. Period. No buck passing. No finger pointing. Just accept it.

Comment Re:ooh, ooh, I know how to fix this problem (Score -1) 203

Your solution would be then ... RAISE TAXES, RAISE TAXES!

My cumulative tax rate is somewhere between 40 and 60%.

I pay income taxes 25% and 8%
I pay Property Taxes
I pay sales taxes
I pay gasoline taxes

If people realized how much in taxes they were actually paying, they wouldn't revolt. Luckily for the government, they hide taxes so you don't notice.

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