I hadn't heard about it either. Need to get a download started before I go back to work...
Wow... (head asplodes)
Yes, I have said that before but never expected to be quoted. I'd thank you if I thought you'd see the response, AC.
I couldn't agree more.
That is wrong. republicans and democrats are two members of the same team.
Pretty much, yes. They trade sides often.
I'm friending almost everybody that is not a spammer, which is a dwindling part of the population here, to pick out their journals from the cesspool
A bit of advice: if you're following journals check their user history and only friend those who journal; slashdot has a 200 friend limit that they raise to 400 if you're a subscriber. Once you hit the limit it's hard to impossible to do anything at all to your friends list. I'd have done that if I had any idea that I'd have more than 400 "fans" (some anonymous soul bought me a subscription when I hit 200).
Few users seem to journal.
I'm going to have to give Linux Mint a try, everyone who mentions it mentions it positively. I need to get Linux on this laptop, anyway.
Why not assemble a constitutional congress
And who would be in charge of that? The rich and powerful, who are the problem in the first place.
I for one don't expect that this country as we know it will last more than another 20 years.
That could have been said anytime in our history, and would have been true. The country is nothing like it was in 1990, and in 1990 it was nothing like it was in 1970.
So maybe, just maybe, we've enough debt and oppression afoot to question whether this was all a swift idea, and consider an alternative.
The trouble is the way the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution. Like when they ruled in the Lessig decision that "limited" means whatever Congress says it means. Being able to search your car without a warrant is clearly unconstituional, as are "free speech zones" and searching anyone within 100 miles of a border.
I see no solution.
You're still doing it... I think you're just trying to drive me crazy
I have problems with both parties. I just think of the two, the Republicans are generally worse. Perhaps you're right about the Koch brothers, but I just don't see how anyone with that much money could be anyone else's patsy.
I see you friended me, I've had a policy of friending everyone who friended me; if someone is reading my JE's I like to read theirs in return, but I hit slashdot's 400 friend limit.
The other option sucks more
Yeah, I agree, despite my grandmother's experience in her hundred years on Earth. She outlived two husbands and three of her four children, lived in arthritic pain, and spent her last five years weak and frail in a nursing home. I'd personally rather be dead than in a nursing home, but unless I'm living in hell I'd prefer to be alive.
I see you're still playing cowboys and indians
I almost always vote against both of them if I have an alternative, although I've voted for candidates from both and yeah, sometimes they seem identical. Bush and Blago were identical, Bush was the worst President I've seen in my life (I thought I'd never see one worse than Carter) and Blago was the worst Governor I've seen. Both sucked because they appointed incompetent cronies to key positions. Bush almost ruined the country and Blago did the same thing to Illinois.
My problem with the Republican party is their stance on taxes and social programs. Federal taxes are lower than than any time since Eisenhower and they're too high? Really? Their idiotic and disingenuous notion that cutting taxes on the rich helps the economy pisses me off; they have to know that history shows that's pure bullshit.
The Koches are bullying punks, but patsy? Who's he a patsy for? Everything they do is in their own greedy self interest. The working class tea partiers are the Koch's patsies.
One copyright, patents, drug laws, and a few other topics important to me I'm 100% against both parties.
As to Obama, he hasn't yet started any wars, and when he took office the economy was worse than at any time since the Great Depression, and the economy isn't great but it has improved greatly. He's certainly not a great President, though. I was especially annoyed with health care reform, that was just a gift to the insurance companies. We need a system like sane countries, all of whom have cheaper care but beats ours in every metric. I've known people who have died from lack of health care.
If you haven't read Nobots, wait for the book. The ebook version will be free.
WQNA or does the guy repeat the show elsewhere? That one was in the block, too, you must have heard it.
Well, yes, I'm not saying Windows is completely useless; if you're a professional image designer you're going to need a $700 copy of photoshop and an OS that will run it. Hardcore gamers will need Windows. But nobody but a professional needs (and few can easily afford) photoshop.
If I was still into gaming I'd have a dual-boot setup that defaulted to Linux, but the game companies lost my business years ago; I think the last game I bought was Quake III. DRM killed gaming for me.
I presume you meant evade, yes?
Yeah, I have no idea how that happened. I must have had what my mom calls a "senior moment". Getting old sucks.
The misspelling of Koch's name was deliberate, though.
of course only for the conservative definition of waste - which of course is only applicable when discussing spending that they are philosophically opposed to.
Very true. Giving me the money I put in social security for the last forty years back is waste to them, as is feeding the hungry, spending on scientific research, etc. But they're fine with the money being so usefully invested in war and fighting drugs and pornography and prostitution and gambling.
If so, they are epically slow learners then when it comes down to the greenhouse effect.
Nice, even though I was referring to the fictional future terraformed Venus in "Nobots."
Odd how every Republican President since Hoover presided over a recession or even worse economic disaster, isn't it? Or how every Republican President in almost the last half century has started a war. Even odder is how nobody seems to notice that.
That said, if the pictures he has linked to that he tells us are of himself at various political rallies are accurate, then he certainly does not outwardly appear to be rich.
Or very intelligent. The only three kinds of conservatives are rich ones, stupid ones, and brainwashed ones.
Sounds like you heard the same show, that was the song that followed "Beam Me Up"!