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Comment Re:No workers can survive the Obama economy (Score 1) 169

Obama's too busy "rebuilding" the US economy along "progressive" lines to notice the lack of jobs.

If you think Obama is a Progressive, you really need to turn off the AM radio.

Yeah, I know - what do you expect about a President who learns about major world events by reading about them in the newspaper? Do you REALLY expect someone like that to do his fucking job when he just about BRAGS about NOT doing it?

Again, if you think the President, any President, learns about major world events by reading the newspaper, you need to turn off the TV.

Comment Re:Look at the bean counters for your answer (Score 1) 169

Don't forget the early cancellation clause! I have a boiler plate one that includes paying out the remainder of the contract plus a 50% penalty. If they cancel the contract before the 6 or 12 months is up. I've used it twice. In both cases new management came in and decided to outsource to India. First step was to get rid of all the contractors. I smiled all the way to the bank!

If your going to contract, at lease be smart about it and use every advantage you can get!

What happens when they balk at paying and you have to sue to get your money?

Comment Re:Look at the bean counters for your answer (Score 1) 169

I have to explain that to people all the time.

To an employee, you are a paycheck / insurance / vacation-time / etc. If they fuck up they have to go through the interview process to replace those items. And it is in their best interest to do the job correctly so they don't have to deal with the problems or the hassle of interviewing.

To a contractor, you are billable hours. If they fuck up they have to find replacement billable hours. That's it. They don't care whether it works right because they can charge to fix it. Again. And again. If they find a customer who pays better, you'll be on your own. Unless you want to cough up more money.

Ah, so corporations are gong to see what it's like to work for a corporation.

Comment Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 592

Let's start World War III over a piece of land in the middle east we all gave fuck-all about five years ago.

Didn't we elect someone to get us the hell out of some sandy region where everyone hates everyone else, and the only people they hate more is anyone who shows up to help? Are we really going to do this all over again with the advisers and the airstrikes and then another Iraq/Libya/Egypt clusterfuck?

Yeah, that was never going to happen. We are not there to help. We are there to advance our interests as our leaders see them. It looks like Russia and the West are now fighting a proxy war in the region, with both sides trying to advance their interests. I think the people there are pissed that world powers have been doing that in their countries since the forties if not before.

Comment Re:What are you doing about the abuse? (Score 4, Informative) 262

By the way, I own stock, but it doesn't mean I am for every type of corporate abuse that makes the company a few extra bucks.

So as a shareholder what are you doing about it? Are you attending shareholder meetings? Are you putting forth proposals? Are you voting on the board of directors? Are you doing these things even if they are unlikely to make much difference?

Just so we're clear I agree with you, but if you are a shareholder and you say nothing then the blood is on your hands too. If you own stock then you are an owner of the company and you are tacitly condoning any actions you don't speak out against.

Not all shares are voting shares. What you suggest just isn't realistic for shares owned through mutual funds and the like.

Comment Re:Except they used regular SMS (Score 1) 291

But I have no idea where this "zero knowledge encryption" label came from or what it's intended to actually mean.

Without going to extreme measures like actually reading the article, I'm going to guess that they mean encryption mechanisms where the service provider (read: Apple or Google) has no way to unilaterally decrypt the user's data, because the only place the decryption passwords/keys are ever stored is on the user's device.

Having read the article, I believe you are correct.

Comment Re:So what does this have to do with white privele (Score 1) 108

Whites are systematically raping and killing our beautiful black babies all over the world, and you guys are worried about this bulshit? Truly trifling. Seriously you liberals need to start framing all stories in the context of how it affects the African American community and their struggles against the oppressive white male hegemony. Especial emphasis should be given to the plights of transgendered female African Americans. If you can show how the African American community will be especially hard hit by Albanogenic climate change. (that is climate change caused by whites) you will get bonus points.

If you do not follow these simple rules you are in danger of being labeled a conservative, or even worse someone will call you white. I know you are better that that. You have no business talking if you can not include African Americans in your conversation.

-Regards -Hillary.

Wow, you're one pissed off White guy. What's the matter? Did someone threaten your position in society?

Comment Re:I honestly havea hard time deciding where to st (Score 1) 108

Television broadcasts armed violence (crime) and outside of wedlock sexuality (sin) all day and night as the american role model.

Really? Sex outside of marriage is nothing to be concerned about, unless you decide to not educate people about it. And there is no such thing as sin. If there is an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent god, everything that goes on in the Universe must be just fine with him.

Comment Re: What a World (Score 2, Insightful) 108

And as for the last election, Obama didn't win because he was liked. He won because he was against Mitt Romney and as bad as you think Obama is, he was still better than what he ran against. During that election, I really didn't see anyone who voted for Obama but I met plenty who voted AGAINST ROMNEY.

I get the impression that a lot of people, on both sides of the aisle, do this. People vote Democrat to keep the evil Republicans out and other people vote Republican to keep the squishy liberal Democrats out. Nobody is actually voting for the person, just against the other one in a two-party system. Is it any wonder we end up with people we don't like, regardless of our political affiliation? And is it any wonder neither the Republicans nor Democrats want to see a third party come to the fore?

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.