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Comment: Re:Interfering West Again (Score 1) 878

by rjhubs (#46515321) Attached to: Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
I wasn't trying to apply morality to the situationt. From my perspective, there is nothing inherently wrong with pro-west leaders or expanding NATO, etc. I was just trying to convey how this might be viewed as provocative from Putin's perspective. The Ukrainian People have every right to pursue whatever political course they desire, if they seek US or NATO help, the involved parties need to acknowledge the potential affects on the region. That is all I am saying.

Comment: Re:Interfering West Again (Score 3, Insightful) 878

by rjhubs (#46507613) Attached to: Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
I don't really view this as troll. Certainly Russia has its share of responsibility, however, since the fall of the Soviet Union. The "West" has been deliberately acting in a way that would seem provocative from a Russian perspective. We keep adding NATO member closer to Russia's borders, despite the promises we made to Russia after the fall. We've expanded missile defense equipment to many of these countries. We have NGOs working on our behalf trying to establish pro-West leaders in the Ukraine, Imagine how the US would feel if Russia was trying to put a pro-Russian candidate in Mexico?

Comment: Re:Do Canadian credit cards for sub $10? (Score 1) 248

by rjhubs (#43593407) Attached to: In Canada, a Government-Backed Electronic Currency

Because the market cannot correct this itself, this is exactly the thing that requires government intervention.

If I hadn't already commented, I'd mod this up. Not only is this a good spot for government intervention but it is an acceptable place. Providing electronic ways to transfer value is no different than creating physical dollars for transactions.

Comment: Re:Do Canadian credit cards for sub $10? (Score 4, Informative) 248

by rjhubs (#43591959) Attached to: In Canada, a Government-Backed Electronic Currency
The contracts also typically require you charge the same price for goods whether it be paid for by cash or credit. The cashback you get from your credit card at least partially comes from the fees the credit card provider charges. Most vendors already have their prices higher to cover the CC transaction costs A better argument might be is that it is a big economic inefficiency in the market to have a 3% transaction cost on purchases. The Canadian government is trying to remove this inefficiency.

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