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Comment Re:I Fear $50 + The Meter (Score 1) 414

Just like Marx didn't take into account the greedy corrupting the system, it seemd you're no taking into account that capitalism suffers from bullying. They have the money so they can make the rules. In capitalism, the power is (supposed to be) in the people. It's looking like the natural end of functional capitalism doesn't meet the theoretical end.

Comment Re:I'm glad (Score 1) 408

Because having the task of muting your TV thrust on you against your will is a decent alternative. Yes, turning the TV off also helps, but it doesn't fix the problem of the system being gamed to annoy people into paying attention to something they normally wouldn't. Maybe it's an insignificant ordeal getting addressed, but it still needed addressed. In this instance, the free market doesn't really apply to third parties. When it comes to the decision of which adverts and how loud they are, your opinion doesn't matter. Only your demographic.

Comment Re:"net neutrality" is control play (Score 1) 402

If they can't deliver the speeds, how hard is it to have a truthful advertising campaign? Seriously, making up a problem in another area to cover up their failings seems to be issue here. Nobody wants to go on record saying they fucked up. Unless the person is a person of integrity. Unfortunately, the corporate persona doesn't value integrity. Just money.

Comment Re:Obama should just call for elections (Score 1) 1530

It's a good thing that premiums haven't gone up a similar amount every other year, or that statement would seem suspect.

You're talking to the guy that has as a reference for everything he cites. I'm not going to go bashing a site though. Go give it a peek. There are lot of suspect statements to go around. Something tells me he's been getting his info from limited, biased sources.

Comment Re:I abstain (Score 1) 794

One man's progress is another man's setback. Stop lumping people into broad catergories. I consider myself a "progressive" and I abhor the notion of a non-citizen having control over my destiny. I'd like to think that there are a lot of other "progressives" stand with that.

Besides, I personally don't believe that to be progress in the least.

Comment Re:oh darn (Score 1) 522

But enjoying physically and psychologically harmful working conditions day after day and believing (correctly or otherwise) that there's no way out is likely more harmful than hearing one lie about how pretty your eyes are.

You think that's bad, join the military. Especially a rating or MOS you don't want to do. That's physically and psychologically harmful with no way out. Hell, the Thai women I met in the middle east were there on contract with their caretakers. Both are contractually obligated professions that some would deem unfit for human work. Who are you to judge?

Submission + - How-to Call a Constitutional Convention (

dontbgay writes: From the Right and the Left, citizens are increasingly coming to recognize that our democracy does not work as our Framers intended. Reform of any kind is stalled by a status quo that profits from blocking change--even the change of a smaller government, or simpler taxes. Neither side in the political debate benefits from this inertia.

Comment Re:Anathema (Score 1) 154

Trust me when I tell you that if you've got a choice of a job (telemarketing)or no job (no lights, food, home, etc), your principled ideals will be weighed heavily. At the end of the day, there's no excuse for a lot of things that happen.. Unless you count self-preservation.

Let's not get into the debate of choice of jobs.. When you're on the bottom looking up, you've gotta grab the fruit you can reach.

Comment Re:Rectifying interference with more interference? (Score 1) 228

Your post makes it seem like you have a problem with that. You're welcome to go elsewhere and do otherwise while we try to continue our species. We may be doing it wrong, but self-preservation is a pretty strong instinct. Personally, I think it's a good idea to try to save as much diversity as possible.

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