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Comment: Re:Why not just raise taxes on the rich? (Score 1) 623

by utahjazz (#36165274) Attached to: Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional

I would say I'm amazed at the economic illiteracy of /.'ers

That quote really ties your post together. Most people are able to see right through the bullshit statistics you cite. I would have assumed all /.'ers would see right through them. You, however, have let yourself be totally manipulated by them. But, the best part is that you believe that others disagree because they are not as informed as you.

Classic. Really classic.

Comment: When are they going to cripple my iPad 1? (Score 5, Insightful) 1118

by utahjazz (#35360294) Attached to: IPad 2 33% Thinner, 2x Faster, iOS 4.3

I really dig my iPad, and have no reason to get this new one.

Except..Apple is going to make me download the new OS, making my iPad 1 slow to a crawl. Just like they did to my iPhone 3G.

Yes I know I could never update. But, that doesn't seem like a reasonable thing to ask your customers to do.

Comment: Re:Wait, carbon trading wasn't a scam to BEGIN wit (Score 2) 228

by utahjazz (#34944008) Attached to: Carbon Trading Halted After EU Exchange Is Hacked

Now make the same argument about gasoline:

Companies should not be permitted to purchase gasoline from other companies that have it. Those companies that use less than their government alloted ration are in compliance. Those companies who use more gasoline are fined. You either follow the law or you don't. Commerce is a farce. If we allow commerce to happen, next people will be using it to buy and sell illicit drugs.

Comment: Re:Limits? (Score 2, Insightful) 178

by utahjazz (#34161050) Attached to: How To Profit From Planetary-Scale Computing

That people are doing this is a sign of a broken fiancial system (as if fiat currency based on debt didn't already establish that). They are not producing anything. They are buying low and selling high units of wealth that others have produced. They are not creating wealth, they are redistributing it.

The are producing something, liquidity. Liquidity has value. It's like saying cab drivers don't do "real" work, they just redistribute people who do.

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke