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Comment: Re:Rich Family Dies, World At Peril!!! (Score 2) 179

by Archangel Michael (#49752863) Attached to: DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect

I am not sure I understand what your point is. Are you saying the sole cause of poverty in the black community is because they name their kids Darnell and Jamal?

Or are you simply justifying bad behavior by pointing to other bad behavior?

My point is, people like you are the closet racist that you think everyone else is, simply because you keep telling black people that they can't make it without white help (and a huge dose of white guilt). The fact is, that kind of racist attitude is exactly where a large chunk of the problem is.

When you actually see the racist remarks by liberals when a black person succeeds (see Ben Carson), then you'll understand the problem is Racism, it just isn't the kind you're expecting to see. 50 years of white guild progressive policies have decimated the black community.

Comment: Re:Rich Family Dies, World At Peril!!! (Score 1) 179

by Archangel Michael (#49751217) Attached to: DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect

You're not looking at the cause of poverty here, just blaming it. You're also not mentioning a culture of hatred against getting educated, where people are so distrustful of the system that anyone wanting to better themselves to escape are culturally shamed (uncle tom, race traitor) into remaining ignorant. Where people care more about Queen B and Jay Z than math and science.

The worst part, are the real racists who EXCUSE bad behavior as if it is part of the racial makeup of blacks.

I am not dismissing the racism in the country, it exists. But using that as an excuse so that you do not even have to try is the real racism. I actually believe black people can be so much better than liberal democrats and the Race Pimps Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are suggesting they can. After all, Ben Carson, Oprah, and Barack Obama are proof that blacks CAN succeed, and that America isn't as racist as some suggest.

Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 825

I will give you the best and most classic example I use for "all taxes are regressive"

In the 90s, under Clinton and the (R) congress, they passed a Luxury tax on Boats, Planes and other high end things. Completely "progressive" in approach.

What happened was, the rich avoided the taxes, by avoiding buying the very things being taxed. It was so bad, that it nearly ruined a number of industries (Boating) that catered to those "rich" people. It was so bad, that it was quickly and quietly repealed. WHY? Because the taxes didn't hurt the people it was designed for, it hurt the guys building the boats etc. The "Progressive" tax was in fact, quite regressive in result.

I understand what people mean by "progressive" and "regressive" but results matter, not the goal.

Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 825

I will give you the best and most classic example I use for "all taxes are regressive"

In the 90s, under Clinton and the (R) congress, they passed a Luxury tax on Boats, Planes and other high end things. Completely "progressive" in approach.

What happened was, the rich avoided the taxes, by avoiding buying the very things being taxed. It was so bad, that it nearly ruined a number of industries (Boating) that catered to those "rich" people. It was so bad, that it was quickly and quietly repealed. WHY? Because the taxes didn't hurt the people it was designed for, it hurt the guys building the boats etc. The "Progressive" tax was in fact, quite regressive in result.

I am not against taxes. Just want people to know that I want taxes to be as minimal as possible.

Comment: Streisand Effect (Score 4, Insightful) 374

Dear Principal,

Do you really want to bring this kind of publicity to you and the school you're representing? I'm pretty sure that you won't be able to handle the backlash, and you might actually have to resign or ... get fired.

Unless you have a Board adopted policy, predating the photographs, you're in a really tough position.

Sincerely,
The Internet Community.

Comment: Re:Cost (Score 0) 134

by Archangel Michael (#49743915) Attached to: Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone

Compare to the Specs on the OnePlus One. And that makes it three times the price of a phone with much better specs, even if it isn't 100% open. The Neo900 is a phone for Tin Foil Hat wearers and unwashed grey beards living in mom's basement. And if you are that paranoid, you probably aren't going to have any phone.

Comment: Re:It's an accidentally-on-purpose. (Score 1) 205

by Archangel Michael (#49737631) Attached to: Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption

Deposit $10,000 and the answer is yes.

Another casualty of the "war on drugs". Back when $10,000 used to be substantial amount of money it might(I would argue not) have been useful. Now it is just intrusive and overbearing. But try to repeal it and suddenly you are a "drug lord"

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