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Comment Re: Code of practice? (Score 1) 227

Blah, Blah, Blah

Yes there are many funtions we need a government for. What does that have to do with the fact that they suck at it?

Sure, none of these are done perfectly, but they're done adequately for the function of society;

No. It is not adequate. They are expensive and bad at it. It took FEMA 5 days to get water to the people in the stadium. Not "Because "Bush". Because government sucks at doing things. So you want them doing only a very few things that only government should do. Because THEY SUCK!

for contrast look at all the countries which don't bother with these functions.

So where there is no functioning government "Things Suck". That is the argument you are making to tell me how great government employees are?

It's great to be a rich person in the developing world, but not so great if you have no guarantee that your savings account won't vanish, or that the president's cousin won't steal your startup if it gets profitable, or that the steel you buy is of correct tensile strength, or that your employees are educated and healthy.

It is funny to me that you think those things do not happen now.

These are tasks that private companies won't or can't take on for any amount, mostly due to the vast scales involved.

Underwriters Laboratory. Look it up.

The wonder is how well the government agencies do, with a hugely overworked and underpaid staff.

Citation Needed. Mostly because the pay plus benefits of government employees are above that of private workers.

Of course, the previous administration's attempts to privatize the military ended the suggestions that private companies could do that particular function better.

Oh good. "But Bush!". Glad you got that in there. That really helped pull together your argument.

Comment Re:Definition of Abuse (Score 5, Insightful) 227

Except, as it says in TFA, the guy now "welcomes cold calls". I can see the point of slugging cold-callers with what is effectively a "fine", but once you go to the extreme of extending unsolicited calls just for the revenue, then that is just profiteering.

I am cool with that. If they do not want to pay him for his time they can choose to not call him.

Comment Re:How is that an "upshot"? (Score 5, Insightful) 167

So you would rather bad companies just go completely free than compensate an attorney for his or her work?

These lawsuits are not about the people "harmed". They are a deal between two crooks. the crook getting sued gets protection from their bad acts and the crook doing the suit gets cash. Those that were "harmed" get a coupon for future purchases.

Comment Re:Hey I know! (Score 0) 159

Nope, a Fox news talking head.

Because the right are the only spinners out there.

I love idiots like you. Pick a side that makes you feel good and root for them. Hate the other guy and watch as the other side ruins the country. It does not matter. You are a fool. Neither side wants an informed, empowered public. They want you watching "So you think you can dance" on the left and "Duck Dynasty" on the right. While they pass laws that they are immune from.

You here all the talk about how Washington has exempted themselves from the very law they created. This though is not new. The critters running things in D.C. are immune from insider trading laws as well and have been for a very long time.

Comment Re:Idiocracy (Score 1) 628

What if I place a phone call to someone I know, or "have a special reason to know", may be driving?

Idiocracy was supposed to be a comedy, not a how to instruction manual.

Its not really about how you could have known.

This is about money. If the guy on the other end of the phone has more money than the guy driving he will be included as a target to maximize profit.

Fuck Lawyers.

Comment Re:1 EUR == 1 USD?!?! (Score 1) 151

Some things need to be "Socialized" National Defense, Highways, Roads, Communications, Power, Water, Sewer. Nothing is cheaper and better when socialized. The question is what "Needs" to be socialized. Because I am sure we can all agree that anything that does not absolutely need it will be worse off due to it.

Comment Re:Facebook (Score 1) 352

Living in a disconnected bubble is not doing you any favors. G+ and Facebook BOTH do this, but your argument to "keep G+ weird," to borrow the phrase of hipster Austinites & Portlandians exposes exactly what's even more wrong with G+: It offers complete, sensory-deprivation-level isolation, and that does nobody any favors.

How is it that you can type and still have no ability to read?

Actually. G+ seems to have a bunch of Liberals. I am a conservative (More or Less) constitutionalist (More). I seem to be a bit of a minority in the circles I have. That is ok though. You can not change the world by preaching to those with whom you always agree.

Comment Re:United Nations jeopardizes its ... moral author (Score 2) 158

Bwahahahahahahaha. The UN lost it's moral authority decades ago, when it became nothing more than a organ to bash Israel and the US.

Both deserve to be bashed.

totally agree

Possibly.

But why should the US pay so much to be attacked and belittled? Can we not get that for free?

Comment Re:Facebook (Score 1) 352

Actually. G+ seems to have a bunch of Liberals.

I am a conservative (More or Less) constitutionalist (More). I seem to be a bit of a minority in the circles I have. That is ok though. You can not change the world by preaching to those with whom you always agree.

Not sure where you got the whole "I want Google telling me who I can communicate with thing" but I am fairly sure it was not from anything in my post. So I am guessing it came from your head. I do not like Facebook because it is designed to have 300 million people tell me about what item they need in a game. I also do not like the fact that every time they "Improve" their privacy settings everything defaults to "Share everything with Everyone.".

Google + has a system that I find easy and useful. Letting me control who knows what about me. I like that I can have my phone push all my photos to Google + and know that they are not being shared unless I go and set a certain photo to be shared.

You go on though. Continue to hate people who do not want to be a part of Facebook. Call us names. Belittle us. Do whatever it takes to make you comfortable in your own skin.

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