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Comment: Re:Uh, no... (Score 1) 366

by tjstork (#45875657) Attached to: The SEC Is About To Make Crowdfunding More Expensive

Liz Warren must have missed the big bank bailouts of the early 1990s when the FSLIC was folded into the FDIC, the epic stock market crash of 1986, the inflation of the 1970s. Pretty much, we've had crashed every decade, regulation or no. Better to let people make their own decision than the government make them for them.

Comment: The Problem With You Liberals (Score 1) 1146

by tjstork (#45745985) Attached to: US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

Is, in a nutshell, that while you can rationalize banning smoking and mandate seatbelts and now health insurance, when you aren't doing it to just loot the country, and really are trying to be safe, is that, you don't recognize that we think it was your stupidity that made you need to get euthanized, aborted, or made you poor to begin with, and yet you call us dumb all the time, and we're the ones that have the money.

Once again, I'd say, sure, go ahead and do your euthanizations if you want to, but I don't need to buy health insurance when I'm young, or wear a seatbelt, and quick taxing smokes.

Liberals would never shut up enough about other people such that they would ever make that deal about government. Therefor, you have to stay alive and we don't want to pay your medical bills either.

Comment: Better still, just shut down the government (Score 1) 644

by tjstork (#45571045) Attached to: Officials Say Site Now Performing Well

No, we have a democracy and we can change the rules of society. We can completely shut down the federal government and if you want to have single payer in your state, go ahead and have it, just don't foist it off on everyone else's so you can feel good about for yourself for wrecking the lives of those people that are managing their health risks in ways that makes more sense to them.

Comment: Actually you are slaves (Score 1) 644

by tjstork (#45571021) Attached to: Officials Say Site Now Performing Well

In the sense that, if your country was so voluntarily willing to pitch in for health care, then you wouldn't need taxes to make it compulsory, would you? Just saying. As it is, there is at least a credible minority of people in Canada who are essentially slaves - they are working for something they don't want, and, you don't speak for them....

Comment: There's no direct benefits (Score 1) 644

by tjstork (#45570995) Attached to: Officials Say Site Now Performing Well

Let's cut to the chase and admit that the ACA is a moral argument. If there was a benefit to me, somehow, I'd have a check in the mailbox. There isn't one. The only reason that we put up with this federal slavery is to make a few people feel good about themselves, that, we're all pitching in for their causes because the people doing the most preaching don't really want to pay for their causes themselves.

The rest of us are just slaves to their dreams. No matter how good they are, they are still tyrants, and that must never be forgotten, and no man that preaches, should ever be trusted. Always remember that to make someone else's life better, government ruined yours.

Comment: There is no such thing as a social contract (Score 1) 634

by tjstork (#45188169) Attached to: British NHS May Soon No Longer Offer Free Care

Let's just get that out on the table. There's no such thing as a social contract in the United States and nor should their be. I would rather have an aircraft carrier battle group and the F-35 than someone else, but the preferred answer is to have that money back in my pocket. I earned it. It's mine. Like, yeah, I do have some social obligation but its only to people who are likewise productive or were productive. The permanent underclass of Federal Pets, is, in fact, just Federal Pets, and they should have about as much rights as Fido the family dog has.

Comment: Re:Malice vs. Incompetence (Score 1) 479

by tjstork (#45114465) Attached to: Charlie Stross: Why Microsoft Word Must Die

The downside of that approach is probably more damaging to innovation than not. Basically, the problem is thus. You want smart people to work at designs, but a smart person will figure out that all of that criticism is a pain in the rear and not even bother with it. With a world full of opportunity everywhere, there's no need to prop up for further old stuff when you have to go through mazes of judges to do so. It's just not worth it, and that's why Office and other things really haven't changed.

Comment: The Lament of Smaller and Simpler Systems (Score 1) 335

by tjstork (#44903535) Attached to: New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

The thing is, this new operating system will evolve like just about every other "we'll make it smaller and simpler" systems. If they are the next big thing, then sooner or later they'll go down the path of adding everything into their system that they ripped the other guys for having, then act like they invented it.

Comment: The Rose Movement (Score 1) 478

by tjstork (#44769403) Attached to: Schneier: We Need To Relearn How To Accept Risk

I don't think there are too many people who are extremely violent because really orchids are the best kind of flower

You say that, and you know someone is out there building a bomb to rid the world of those fricking orchid bigots.... oh orchids and your superiority complex... you'll get what's coming....LOL.

Comment: A Vicious Circle. (Score 1) 1255

by tjstork (#44766843) Attached to: Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

Conservatives want to pass their values and culture and mythology on to their kids. But, for many of them, public schools are an obstacle to that. The key problem in the conservative mind with public schools is that the melting pot has given way to a multiculturalism that creates a climate of fear regarding ones own culture - exactly the opposite of what people want.

This isn't just public schools, and it isn't about religion, its everything conservative these days - lower taxes are just a form of saying, "I disagree with the public direction, so I want no public at all." They are allowed to say that, and when the liberals call them selfish for it, the end result will be a hastening to this trend of withdrawal. Why participate in something that is detrimental to you, and you don't believe is good for the public overall?

The ironic thing is that, even though liberals talk up a good game about the commons, you'll find they are withdrawing from the public as well. Of course, its long been known that rich people send their kids to private schools regardless of their political stripes, but you'll see it in their spheres.

"The greatest warriors are the ones who fight for peace." -- Holly Near