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Comment: Re:Total nonsense (Score 1) 631

by ne0n (#48254449) Attached to: Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay
No customer wants to punch in a PIN but we do it anyway. Using a credit card vs debit card is no different. So there's Apple with a niche system that only works with a few iPhones, vs these CurrentC bozos with a convoluted scheme that should work with many devices yet requires jumping through hoops.

A handful of iPhone users vs an enormous base of merchants. I predict nobody wins this one.

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 410

With a lighter gov't and no IRS maybe the thumb on the scale wouldn't be necessary. Then if you eliminate the graft and pork from fighting scores of bogus wars, including the phony "war" on drugs, it's a huge net economic win that could put America back in the black.

Newsflash: it's not sustainable to employ the entire country in federal government. Didn't you guys learn anything from Greece?

Comment: Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (Score 2) 410

You're right amigo. Gotta prop up that industrial-military complex or everything falls apart like Detroit. Can you imagine the utter FAIL if the USA became more peaceful like Canada or productive like China but hopefully without all the forced labor and communism...

Comment: Re:Simplify Taxes (Score 1) 410

I hope you're being sarcastic about simplification. Obviously the IRS is too quick, responsive and slim for its own good or there wouldn't be this problem. Fighting identity theft, as we've learned from TFA, requires a bloated bureaucratic behemoth barely capable of sustaining its own weight, sort of the lovechild of an aging tug-of-warrior with a flaccid former sumo star. More weight to throw behind this fight against fraud wouldn't hurt.

Comment: Re:Wow (Score 1) 152

by ne0n (#47721617) Attached to: China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn
People aren't much concerned about the natural pesticides which we've evolved to tolerate/enjoy over millions of years - it's the ignorant approach of engineering food to produce glyphosate-dependent staple foods or force crops to produce toxins and then letting it loose on the world. You can't prevent cross-pollination with natural crops. 20-50 years later when we find out it's toxic after all, who pays that bill?

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