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Comment: Re:Sounds like good grounds for an appeal, (Score 0) 80

by Cederic (#49797121) Attached to: Murder Accusations Hang Over Silk Road Boss Ulbricht's Sentencing

But it's the job of prosecution to press for the maximum

No. It's the job of the prosecution to help the judge understand the context, facts and details of the crime so that the judge can dispense justice.

I'd fucking sack any prosecutor that felt their job was to press for the maximum punishment.

Comment: Re:Photo? (Score 2) 186

I'm just confused about people deep-linking walled off content. It's fucking pointless. It's a bit like me offering you this awesome picture of Mel Gibson riding a motorbike with a chipmunk balanced on the handlebars:
file:///home/cederic/pictures/awesome/mel/motorbike-chipmunk.png

Awesome, isn't it?

Comment: Re:32MB (Score 1) 226

by Cederic (#49767193) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

It's a shame you replied to my post several branches down a conversation, as that security point is extremely pertinent.

Between the data slurping, the ad provision and the security concerns I'm reluctant to tread too heavily down the IoT route.

Then again, I have a smart tv with built-in camera and voice commands. You could argue I've already lost.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 396

Had the people living in Scotland voted to leave the UK then I'd have accepted that choice with no fuss at all.

I was and still am however mocking the SNP desire to be independent from the UK but part of the European superstate. I think that demonstrates that independence is not their genuine desire, and that leaves their motives open to challenge.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 396

Were we to have control over immigration we wouldn't need heavy-handed legislation constraining employers.

Forgive me for not wanting to live in a communist utopia. I've seen where that leads.

It was the labour union controlled party that opened the immigration floodgates and they haven't yet been closed. Half of net immigration comes from the EU and we can't prevent it under current agreements.

I want those changed. This country is too small for its population and adding 300,000 to the population every year is not sustainable. There is already a shortage of housing, the NHS is being stretched beyond its capacity, people leaving school are struggling to find jobs.

Fuck that, and that's just one tiny element of what the EU is doing wrong. Fuck you too for trying to suggest that the UK should just roll over and let Brussels dictate national policy. No.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 396

When people are coming into the country and taking on low paid jobs, there are multiple impacts:
- wages depress, which reduces the tax return on those jobs
- many of these jobs pay wages below the net tax threshold, so those workers receive more in benefits and tax credits than they actually pay
- the number of jobs doesn't necessarily rise at the same rate as immigration, which is one reason youth unemployment is so low

So those workers are causing additional strain on the NHS while not making a net contribution in their own right.

Forgive me for highlighting that you're full of shit.

 

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1) 620

by Cederic (#49762419) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

So remove the tax breaks, remove the financial incentives to marry.

Equality doesn't mean giving them all lots of cash, it can mean removing the cash incentive from those that get it unfairly. That would resolve your issue.

I'd prefer that approach anyway; married couples (of any gender) have a lower cost of living when they cohabit. Why are single people that can't share those expenses having to then subsidise a further tax break? Makes no fucking sense.

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