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Comment Re:Was it justified (Score 4, Insightful) 372

The thing is, the problem they are trying to fix is one they created purely out of a spiteful desire on Mr. Jobs' part to poke a finger in Googles' eye. It backfired and Apple looks foolish. I guess I have to say here that I love Apple but chasing Google Maps off the iPhone has to be one of the all time stupidest things they ever did.

Comment Re:Cap and Trade solves everything! (Score 1) 623

There will be all sorts of methods, some that work, some that are insane and don't work, but I appreciate California trying to tackle the problem. With hard work, the California example will help mitigate the problem and raise understanding of how to make it work.

If you think the scumbags in Sacramento gives a rat's ass about anything but their own interests you are deluded to the point of mental retardation

Now that's a misanthropic model of human nature. Probably says more about you then anything else ;)

It's possible that both of you are right: politicians in Sacramento are self-serving power grabbers, AND global climate change is real and occurring right now and action is needed.

Comment Re:Job Performance (Score 1) 401

Nope, wrong. Clinton did the same thing and there were legions of educated, reputable people who fervently defended him. Petraeus deserves the same treatment.

Maybe he deserves the same treatment and doesn't want it. :-) Remember that Clinton was indicted, not for having an affair, but for perjury (attempting to conceal it)? Remember how much damage it did to him, where if he had just come clean (so to speak) it seems to me he would have been much better off. The point is that being ashamed of your secret affair provides leverage to your enemies, whereas just enjoying some good ol' side nookie only damages your marriage (usually).

Comment Re:Wrong question -- (Score 5, Insightful) 112

What the hell are you talking about? I never defended the USA's idiocy, nor did I talk about other nations. I simply said that instead of comparing religion to oppression, we should understand that religion leads to oppression. The USA is highly religious and because of that we do idiotic things all the time. Here is an example.

Comment Re:Bye Apple (Score 1) 451

All along this has looked like a continuation of Steve Jobs' fury over Google's android challenging the iPhone, which he thought of as a betrayal. Being motivated by spite, it has backfired. As an Apple user and iPhone owner, I am disappointed. I don't think you can just throw money at this problem -- Google has been rolling out infrastructure for a long time and Google Maps is a great product. Why jettison it?

Comment Re:Unionize (Score 1) 630

The way I see it, increasing spending on regulations is not the same thing as regulating. Spending money on regulating just means more bureaucrats shuffling papers and more lawyers. The size of the government is also the wrong thing to measure. The things to measure are stability, justice and infrastructure, which can be indirectly measured with the percentage of people in prison, the number of people on welfare, and the success of NEW business ventures. GDP is another red herring which tends to measure nowadays the success of the financial sector (investment banks) and a few mega corporations. We need to stop focusing on money and start focusing on real results.

Comment Stop trying to stop information -- let more out! (Score 1) 327

Instead of trying to hold onto our vanishing privacy, which is already a losing battle, we need to shift focus onto shining the light on corporate and government officials' activities. Honestly, they mostly don't care what we're up to, most people lead boring lives, but we all know that they mega-rich don't want us knowing what they are doing behind closed doors to the rest of us.

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