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Comment: Re:"very telling" indeed (Score 1) 143

by manu0601 (#48438923) Attached to: Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

**of course 'representative government' isn't a lost cause**

Indeed. In my opinion just adding a federal recall procedure would fix a lot of mess in USA. Campaign funding should also be addressed, but is is a secondary problem once the elected knows he/she can be thrown out for misbehaving.

Comment: EU Council presidency (Score 1) 70

EU Council presidency has probably no opinion on the matter. Like every other members of the council they probably do not know precisely what this is about. They are just following the advice of a random lobbyist that told them it would create jobs and improve economy.

Comment: Re:EU is getting too powerful (Score 1) 250

by manu0601 (#48438359) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Time to break the EU into several different countries.

According the Pew institute study, this is what the People of EU member states want. We also have the 2005 referendums in France and Netherlands that told us People had enough of this mess. That votes have been ignored.

Give us democracy, break up the EU!

Comment: Re:Public transit does not have to make money (Score 1) 237

by manu0601 (#48383963) Attached to: Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

If uber can come in at lower cost without subsidy, then the question, I think, is what is public transportation doing wrong?

They grab the profitable lines, leaving the unprofitable to public transport. This means public transport deficit increase and must be funded. Since the gap was created by Uber's benefit, it makes sense to tax them to fund unprofitable lines.

Alternatively, Uber could be mandated to operate both profitable and unprofitable lines, but since the sum is not profitable...

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