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Comment: Re:Judicial rules? (Score 1, Insightful) 185

by peragrin (#49509239) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

Shh. you might make sense. Where Assange is concerned common sense, and legal standing aren't allowed.

on Slashdot if you assume anything other than men in black are out to get assange you will be modded into oblivion and trolled hard.

The simple fact is Assange destroyed wikileaks all by himself. notice how they aren't publishing leaks of any kind of quality for the last several years. His ego got to big, and he burned himself. now he doesn't have any credibility with anyone but conspiracy theorists.

Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 1) 514

by peragrin (#49505305) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

where do you live?

national grid charges me for electricity, and line charges. The line charges is for updates and the grid.

National grid charges me for pipes, and actual gas flow too for natural gas. again two lines items and forces a minimum bill all the time.

Solar won't replace all your power. therefore you will be billed no matter what. Solar's main point is to lower your daily bill, and usage. I can see them separating out line charges separately from usage completely.

Comment: Re:IRS - Taxes (Score 1) 108

by peragrin (#49499567) Attached to: For the most recent tax year ...

But the usa already has sales taxes. it is used for states and counties.

Also consumption tax taxes those who make the least the most. 100 people earning a million a year spend less money than 1,000 people earning 100k a year. who spend less than 2,000 people earning 50k a year.

So under a VAT you tax people the most who are likely to improve your economy. that is the real reason why Europe is struggling to get out the recession. those who spend money don't have it.

Comment: Re:Lost? (Score 2) 192

The ship also isn't radioactive any more yet that is in the title too.

Ocean water currents for 50 years removed and moved around the radioactive particles. This rendering the ship as safe as any metal structure under water for 50 years.

I don't understand why we don't bury radioactive waste in sealed drums in the marina a trench. It is a safe non accessible location.

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 5, Interesting) 699

by peragrin (#49478003) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

One step at a time. First you do the churches no one likes. Then you do the churches very few like. Then you wait a couple of generations and you can do blanket associations across all churches.

Your way leads to revolt. My way takes 2-3 generations but is done peacefully.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a discussion? (Score 3, Informative) 441

by peragrin (#49466759) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

You probably have one ISP to choose from. What if they dislike Slashdot and charged you extra for visiting Slashdot?

Comcast is doing that right now to Netflix. You the customer who pays an ISP has to pay three times for the same bandwidth because your ISP doesn't like the content of what you are viewing. That is the only reason.

Comment: Re:Good guy HBO (Score 4, Insightful) 148

by peragrin (#49462845) Attached to: Nearly Half of <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 5 Leaks Online

Funny I am the opposite I don't want to own it. I want to rent it. Why. Because once watched I probably won't ever watch it again at least not for another decade. I have been ditching dvd's since I rarely rewatch them. Exceptions are made I own several series. However most are once and done.

Then again I am smart enough to remember the movies the first time.

The young lady had an unusual list, Linked in part to a structural weakness. She set no preconditions.