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Comment: Re:News flash: the future is unknown (Score 1) 187

by snarfer (#31995250) Attached to: The Truth About Net Neutrality Job Loss

"If the government would mind it's own business"

What do you think the business of We, the People IS, if not to mind business? It's OUR economy, and WE set the rules.

"I'm a big fan of the government not forcing people to do things against their will."

So go live somewhere that isn't governed by We, the People.

Comment: Re:How can maintaining the status quo cause job lo (Score 1) 187

by snarfer (#31995172) Attached to: The Truth About Net Neutrality Job Loss

Actually HONEST studies, including your own eyes, show that raising the minimum wage doesn't cost jobs. And every time it is raised there is a bit of an increase in economic growth.

Also OBVIOUSLY moving to a 40-hour workweek created more jobs.

A consumer economy does better when more regular people have more to spend. Passing everything up to the rich is what we did leading up to 1929, and then again leading up to this recent economic crash.

Business doing whatever it wants to do makes everyone poor. Ultimate unfettered capitalism necessarily leads to a very few owning everything.

Comment: Re:Prosecuting corporations for crimes is asinine. (Score 1) 336

by snarfer (#31730156) Attached to: The Short Arm of the Law

Corporations are not sentient entities, and can't "commit a crime." Thinking about corporations this way prevents people from understanding how to deal with the problem.

A few PEOPLE make decisions inside of corporations. They are committing the crime. And Boards and shareholders should be held responsible for bringing in people who make these decisions.

Comment: Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 454

by snarfer (#31459548) Attached to: FCC Asks You To Test Your Broadband Speeds

Wow, someone who claims that the wealthy pay too much in taxes -- even though the top tax rates have been cut so dramatically that we have had to borrow trillions of dollar to make up for it.

I wonder if you know that the top 1% now take in a higher percentage of all income in the country than ever before?

I wonder if you know about how many don't even pay ANY taxes? See this about a couple with $108 million income, arranged so they pay no taxes at all: http://www.speakoutca.org/weblog/2010/02/108-million-inc.html

I wonder if you know that the top 1% now own about 80% of everything in the country?

I wonder if you know that this massive increase in income and wealth is enabled by the infrastructure that was built by our taxes?

Comment: Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 454

by snarfer (#31458332) Attached to: FCC Asks You To Test Your Broadband Speeds

So you think "spending" on things people need is the problem, when all the borrowing has happened since the huge tax cuts for the rich?

meanwhile countries like China are building out a modernized infrastructure. We're losing the competition because we stopped "spending" -- maintaining infrastructure - back in the 80's.

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China To Tap Combustible Ice As New Energy Source 185

Posted by timothy
from the undra-the-tundra dept.
lilbridge writes "Huge reserves of "combustible ice" — frozen methane and water — have been discovered in the tundra of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China. Estimates show that there is enough combustible ice to provide 90 years worth of energy for China. Burning the combustible ice may be a far better alternative than letting it just melt, releasing tons of methane into the air."

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