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Comment Can't go... (Score 1) 673

I work for the government and have been deemed to be in an "emergency essential" position, therefore I will not be raptured. I have to stay behind and continue to provide government services to our damned citizens. Funny thing is that's how we always refer to our customers...

Comment Why? (Score 3, Insightful) 196

The government doesn't need to be wasting money on stuff like this right now... Not only do the wifi base stations cost money, there are also the reoccurring Internet connection costs and general maintenance costs. Or is this supposed to be some sort of telecom bailout? Besides who wants to use an Internet connection directly controlled by the feds?
Censorship

Venezuela's Last Opposition TV Owner Arrested 433

WrongSizeGlass writes "AP is reporting the owner of Venezuela's only remaining TV channel that takes a critical line against President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday. 'Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of Globovision, was arrested on a warrant for remarks that were deemed "offensive" to the president,' Attorney General Luisa Ortega said. This comes on the heels of last week's story titled Venezuela's Chavez To Limit Internet Freedom."
Government

Dell To Leave China For India 352

halfEvilTech writes "India's Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, told the Indian press that Dell chairman Michael Dell assured him that Dell was moving $25 billion in factories from China to India. Original motives were cited for environmental concerns. But later details come up as to Dell wanting a 'safer environment conductive to enterprise.'"

Comment Re:I've nearly last count... (Score 1) 958

I don't know... if you are referring to it as "US-occupied CSA" then at best you probably could only count the counties you have been to!

But since you refer to EPCOT with the one true capitalization scheme you probably aren't one of those types, though for extra bonus points you could have called it "The EPCOT Center" ;-)

(so far I've only been to 3 countries outside of the Americas)

Comment This happened to me (Score 1) 589

I think it was the FCC who actually visited my house when I was in 4th grade. I had a NES and the RF adapter was messed up, so I mucked around with it with some aluminum foil and got it working again. One day a couple of guys in suits visited our house and said that there was a signal interfering with airplane radios and we had to disconnect the device... My parents were amazed at the time how the government was able to track down our one house in the huge neighborhood. So I'm proud to say I had a run in with feds in elementary school!

Comment Re:I didn't know Feinstein was a Republican.... (Score 1) 873

This argument is a perfect example that just blindly following a single party is not good for democracy.

Unfortunately most people are lazy and will just go with one of the two parties and assume/pretend that that party either is completely aligned with them, or even worse, will adopt the same position on a given issue as their party since the "other guys" have taken the opposite position (i.e. "I don't care about about X but since my party is for it and the other guys are against it I will be for it.")

We have to look at each politician as an individual - not as a Rep/Dem/Indp - with their own stands on the various issues we care about. Unfortunately there is usually just one or two issues (abortion/Iraq/death penalty/etc.) which decide our entire opinion on that one politician.

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