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Comment: Re:To curb terrorism (Score -1) 219

by amightywind (#48838663) Attached to: European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism
The problem is we in the US don't test a person's character before they are admited. Only identity quotas. We let in friend and foe alike, and their immediate family. The practice is toxic. The west is a Judeo-Christian culture. Those who enter must embrace it. Even the left leaning Angela Merkel has admitted that multiculturalism has failed. To directly answer your question. Yes.

Comment: Selling, not giving it away (Score 0) 441

by amightywind (#48825813) Attached to: Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now
The Rockefeller's are selling, not giving their stock away. They made a dirty profit! They will have carbon on their hands forever! I am happy to be a buyer. Stock prices are low. Dividends are solid. They are excellent investments. The benefits to the economy of cheap oil outweight the negatives 3 to 1. America loves cheap gas. We have all had $200 per month raise! I used it to buy a bigger car. You treehuggers can go bugger off.

Comment: Who pays? (Score -1) 703

by amightywind (#48771097) Attached to: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College
Great idea. The people who don't make good grades get to pay for it. Socialists like Obama have inflated higher education costs with subsidies and government loans for 30 years, and they're still at it. What it really is is a sop for his allies, for the liberal elites who teach in these schools. How about the government getting out of the business or providing education grants and loans? College costs will adjust to their real value to students.

Comment: Re:Most geeks seem to think (Score 1) 252

by CrankyFool (#48731189) Attached to: US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

I finally got to the (current, temporary) end of the the comment page on this article, and I find this particular comment somewhat ironic, given that it seems like about 80% of the comments about floppies have been pro-floppy, anti-change-for-change-sake, "maybe there's a very good reason to use floppies in this case."

It may be that most geeks seem to think that tech should be bought every six months, but certainly most Slashdot commenters seem to think otherwise (and, in general, are prone to being luddites, in my experience -- manifested as profound distrust in new technology and a dismissal of any new tech that's not ready to be useful today, right now, in its current state).

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have. -- Ernest Haskins