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Comment: Re:Not sure this is deserved in this case (Score 1) 434

by smooth wombat (#49584537) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules
Less government regulation is pretty much what Libertarianism is all about, so this is more him sticking true to his ideals.

Except this the government going back and undoing what it had previously done. Originally ISPs were to be treated as common carriers but the government got bigger by using its power to say they weren't common carriers.

If the government had the power to say ISPs weren't common carriers, it most certainly has the power to say they are. No contradiction or overstepping of authority.

Comment: Re:Why would a non-sports person have cable? (Score 1) 329

by smooth wombat (#49563231) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

The sports thing is only really important to me during college football season, other than that, I don't watch it.

Ditto. That and Formula 1 as well. Those are really the only two sports I would regularly watch. When the World Cup comes around I would watch that as well.

Aside from that, don't really care to watch any other sports. As Homer said when he was at a baseball game after he had given up drinking beer, "I never realized how boring this game is."

Comment: Re:Curse you, Entropy! (Score 1) 480

It's the same mentality which claims recycling aluminum cans is more costly, in every sense, than getting the raw materials and making the can in the first place.

Anything to justify how evil not continuing down our current path is because if it can be shown through evidence that recycling or alternative fuels provide the same benefits we enjoy now with substantially reduced costs and/or environmental effects, their political agenda will be shown for the farce it is.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by smooth wombat (#49518553) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

How nice. So what you're saying is everyone else is responsible for paying for your incompetence except for you.

Just like Obamneycare. The obese, smokers, alcoholics and drug users never have to change their lifestyle choices because everyone else picks up the tab.

Talk about abandoning personal responsibility.

Comment: Execute the fastest way possible (Score 3, Insightful) 591

Guillotine. Make sure the guides are sufficiently greased and the blade exquisitely sharp, it will be over in a second or so.

If there's a question about the instance of pain as the blade slices through the neck, rub a numbing solution on the skin.

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