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Comment: Turf (Score 3, Interesting) 141

by sycodon (#48625285) Attached to: Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

People with Turf will try to protect it.

They will spread the money around, contribute, etc. as needed to protect it. Since at this point in time the majority of the States are run by Republicans, then they are the ones that are being lobbied by the Dealership lobbyist the most. Make no mistake, the Democrats are also being lobbied in states they run.

This all amounts to a big "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo" to the Republicans by the New York Times, which fighting to remain relevant.

Comment: Re:Tired of this shit (Score 1) 448

by sycodon (#48611177) Attached to: Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

How, exactly, is suggesting that someone is a racist, especially suggesting that they are racist and just too stupid to know it, considered treating anyone with respect?

If you call me a racist, expect to get a nice barrage of expletives back in your face, respectfully of course.

Comment: Re:Tired of this shit (Score 5, Informative) 448

by sycodon (#48610811) Attached to: Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Or, people being accused of being racists every time they turn around.

Believe it or not, the vast majority of people are decent people. They'll help you when you are down and they'll cheer you when you succeed.

But I can understand the AC's point. They have been broad brushed as implicit racists simply because of the color of their skin. And while your first response is probably "welcome to the club", realize that you are being just as racist and bigoted as those you accuse.

Comment: Re:Fucking Hell, Harper needs to go! (Score 3, Insightful) 122

by sycodon (#48591863) Attached to: Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

When people get their panties in a twist about how much "wealth" the Walton family has it just shows they don't understand what wealth is.

Their "wealth" is paper. They could be worth X millions one day and X - a butt load of money the next. It has no impact on how much they can spend at lunch or whether they get the premium cable package or the standard. It's not cash. They'd have to sell or take out loans against their shares if they wanted to go buy a Private Jet or something like that.

So the fact they are worth a few billion in paper doesn't diminish your pay check at all.

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.

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