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Comment Until 3rd world countries join the 2nd world (Score 1) 168

Until 3rd world food-producing countries become hostile to the US, such as if they join the 2nd world by becoming more closely allied with Russia and China than with North America and Western Europe. Domestic production must be prepared to cover for sudden interruptions in the flow of imports.

Comment Re:The American obsession with self-reliance (Score 1) 421

Just sit an watch Argentina, Greece, and for that matter the whole Western Europe as it faces mass immigration!

WTF? You have no idea what you are talking about. I am not saying there are or are not issues, but they are not related to socialism. Comparing Greece with e.g. Sweden or Germany because socialism, means you do not understand that correlation isn't the same as causation.

I could say that this happens because the governments are mainly white males. And no, socialism is not about a government replacing the community. It is a government that is PART of that community. You could say 'by the people, for the people' if you like.
And yes, that is it in an ideal situation that will never exist, just like any other ideal.

What you should get is laws that are made with the people in mind. This means e.g. less working hours, paid holidays. It does not mean you can't start your own company or be self employed.
But don't be surprised when people tell you that they work to live and not live to work.

If that means that I have a smaller car (I don't even have a car) or a smaller house, because I have to pay for others to get healthcare and an education, so be it. Because if I have to work less I would like spend time with people who also work less.
And I like to have a government with laws that reflect that.

Comment Re:Subtraction... (Score 1) 119

"26.3 percent, breaking the previous record of 25.6 percent. Although it's just a 2.7 percent increase" Uh, what? Someone flunked elementary school math.

26.29/25.6=1.026953125 ,rounded to 3 decimals 1.027 , which makes it a 2.7 percent increase. How man decimals do they need to use not to flunk math would you say?

Submission + - SPAM: Quicken Bill Pay is No Longer Safe to Use 1

Bruce Perens writes: I don't usually make security calls, but when a company makes egregious and really clueless security mistakes, it's often the case that the only way to attract their attention and get the issue fixed is to publicize it. This one is with Quicken Bill Pay, a product of Metavante (not Intuit). It's from personal observation rather than an expert witness case, and the company has been unresponsive through their customer support channel.
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