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Comment: Re:Rubbish (Score 1) 270

Revenue Neutral Carbon Taxes seem to be working in British Columbia.

People are using less fossil fuels because, yes, they're more expensive. That's the point. They've found other ways to get things done.

To me it makes sense to use taxes to discourage things you don't like, like excessive carbon usage (and we all have to pay for it down the road; not charging the tax is just kicking the can down the road to the people that are children today). Use tax breaks to encourage things that are good. So don't tax income as much. It's good if you're out making money. You can make estimates and balance the two. People will naturally tend to not spend as much on the things that cost more, even if they'd be even if they kept their usage levels static.

+ - Wikipedia to US Congress: Stop Trolling->

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alphatel (1450715) writes "Wikipedia has blocked anonymous edits from a congressional IP address for 10 days because of "disruptive" edits. These otherwise anonymous edits were brought to light recently by @Congressedits.

The biography of former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an "alien lizard". Mediaite's Wikipedia page was modified to label the site as a "sexist transphobic" publication."

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Comment: Re:Take responsibility for your decisions (Score 1) 171

by Zero__Kelvin (#47530929) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

"Someone above hit the nail on the head when they commented on the price of bandwidth that Ads take."

It is 2014. You buy unlimited bandwidth, and the cost of it is zero. If you try to be cheap, then you should have purchased a regular cell phone, not one that uses data. Period.

Comment: Didn't you Know? (Score 0, Troll) 270

These scientist need to understand that the people writing the checks get to make the priorities. If they don't like it, get elected and change it or find someone with money that agrees with them. Being a "Scientist" does not mean you have some moral superiority over others concerning what tax dollars are spent on.

Comment: Re:learn2English (Score 1) 171

by Zero__Kelvin (#47523445) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims
In some North American markets there is no cell service at all! Can you belive it! I am outraged! Outraged I tell you. Don't the cell phone companies know that it is their responsibility to make sure that every US Citizen has the right to a cell phone service of their choice!

In case you didn't pick up on it, that was scarcasm. Where you live is also a choice. People who live in the middle of nowhere gain the advantages of that decision, and live with the disadvantages. What, prey tell, makes you think that a very small subset of the US population have the right to live in the middle of nowhere while still gaining the advantages of living in a populated area?

Also, I am betting you can't actually name an area where your claim holds true and there is cellphone service. If you can, go ahead and offer one up.
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An alarm woke me up at quarter to seven and for once I didn't mind a bit, and in fact I was glad it woke me up. I was in the middle of a really weird dream. A herd of cows was stampeding towards me, only they were running on their hind legs and somehow carrying big butcher knives in their front hooves, all singing a Chartov song while coming at me. Too many westerns, I guess.
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