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Comment Fire the guy who designed this... (Score 1) 520

returning to its center position once you've selected your gear.

Who thought THAT was a good idea? So they thought it would be a good idea to have a shifter be in the same position REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS IN NEUTRAL, DRIVE, REVERSE, OR PARK? Man, I'm amazed that got beyond the first round of design review.

Comment Re: Trump just says stuff (Score 1) 875

Re-invest profit into the company by any means

Spending $100k on something you don't need to save $20k in taxes is not a very wise business plan.

pay it out as bonuses to top execs

Again, paying a $100k bonus to save $20k in taxes will get the shareholders to throw you out on your ass. Besides, the $100k will be taxed as income for the individual anyways, so it isn't as if the government will lose out on any revenue.

Comment Re:Humble obervation from an external viewer.. (Score 1) 555

We can barely get annual spending budgets passed every year, because the Dems and Repubs have to appear to be at each others throats so that they can keep getting re-elected. Passing a constitutional amendment is far harder to do. I put the odds of them coming together to pass a constitutional amendment on one of the most divisive political issues at .0000000001%.

Comment Sieze property? (Score 1) 48

...to seize a suspected thief's property without notice, to prevent misuse of that secret.

Um, if it is a secret idea/algorithm/recipe/etc.... what good would it do to seize physical property? Are they going to grab every computer/laptop/thumbdrive/DVD/Backup drive/smartphone that belongs to a company in the hopes that they will get all copies of the stolen secret? Am I missing something here?

Comment Should I bid? (Score 1) 63

One auction includes a wine collection of approximately 2,800 bottles seized from once prominent wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan, who is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence following his conviction of selling millions of dollars of counterfeit wine.

Man, they must think I'm stupid or something...

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