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Comment Re:Well, who would be the replacement? (Score 1) 800

Have patience, dear. This is a negative article which puts Democrats in the spotlight. The /. hivemind will only allow posts which condemn "the system", the government as a whole, or some version of "GOP is worse". No introspection is allowed, no self-critique considered. You need to wait for another post full of generalizations in another article about a another political party in order to make your point heard.

Comment Re:Well, who would be the replacement? (Score 2) 800

Libertarian IS the party of limited government -- at least among parties which have any clout. They are at the moment for a government that's far smaller than most Americans are willing to accept, though. Also, what do you mean when you say "thoroughly politicized"? Is that even a valid critique? How can a political party NOT be politicized?

Comment Re:Figures. (Score 1) 89

By constructing this equivalency, you are essentially saying that the US would experience no change whatsoever, either for better or for worse, if it were to nationalize and place under a propaganda department every existing media outlet, make private publishing illegal, and punish bloggers and celebrity commentators for publishing views different from the government narrative.

Most Slashdotters typically have a history of voicing disgust at the encroachment of government censorship within the US. However, if you truly believe your above equivalency, then there should be no disgust towards the US government at all in your comment history. Am I correct?

Comment Re:Figures. (Score 2) 89

Fox News isn't a government sanctioned or government supported news outlet. You should at the very least compare NPR with CCTV to get anywhere close to a valid comparison. By the way, did you watch Chinese language CCTV or CCTV-9 International? Big difference there if you didn't know.

Comment Re:Figures. (Score 2) 89


Maybe this ieee Spectrum author has a subtle personal bias and he injected a single provocative word, who knows? At least the story wasn't written for a government owned media outlet, passed through government censors working under the guidance of national political bias. Try People's Daily sometimes.

Comment Re:NB4 too much regulation (Score 1) 470

Free markets and regulation aren't mutually exclusive. You're building a strawman when you say "free marketeers" are for "unregulated capitalism" -- it's like saying the communist fringe of OWS who talk about "fair share" are of the same mindset as President Obama just because he too uses that phrase.

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