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Comment Re:Is it just branding or is it a real patent issu (Score 1) 246

In my area it's the exact opposite. They use tax dollars to build something, mismanage it horribly, then sell it for pennies on the dollar to their buddies because it is "failing". It's a great way for politicians to transfer public money to their friends.

Comment Re:Nonsense about the defense budget (Score 2) 158

Not to mention that one of the biggest line items for defense, the VA, is not under the defense budget. This is another $130 billion/year that is defense related but not in the defense budget. Paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq doesn't get put into the general defense budget either, so add a few more trillion.

Comment Re:Because "One-Size-Fits-None" (Score 1) 303

That's funny, because I have a demotivational poster at my desk that says "Teamwork - Ensuring that your hard work can always be ruined by some else's incompetence". It's not a joke, it happens every day. Like the "meetings" demotivational poster says: "None of us are as dumb as all of us".

Comment Re:What about the LA Clippers? (Score 1) 73

Notice they didn't give actual subscriber numbers. A 20% increase would be significant if they went from 1 million to 1.2 million customers but if they went from 10 to 12 it's not as impressive. Seeing as how Microsoft seems to fumble everything (internet, Zune, Windows phone, Xbox [at least initially]) that isn't their core business (Windows and Office) I don't think Salesforce should be too scared yet.

Comment Re:Pay your taxes (Score 5, Informative) 270

The IRS considers bitcoin an asset, if you are selling bitcoin or bartering it for goods you are subject to capital gains tax on it, just like any other appreciating asset. It's got nothing to do with the Federal Reserve. Bitcoin rising in value isn't inflation of a currency, it's the market attempting to price the future value of an asset, same as with a stock.

Comment Re:age 30 is old and $60K is "wealthy" (Score 2) 153

You don't become a billionaire if you can even consider the concept of "enough money". Of course billionaires always want more, or they wouldn't be billionaires.

Homer: "You know, Mr. Burns, you're the richest guy I know. Way richer than Lenny."
Mr. Burns: "Oh, yes. But I'd trade it all for a little more."

Comment Re:"By Mistake" (Score 2) 15

Pretty much this. It's funny how all the "billing errors" the big corporations are making are always in their favor. I haven't seen a bank error in my favor since I drew that Community Chest card in my childhood but I've seen plenty of errors in the favor of companies I do business with. If DirecTV would just quote a price and say "this is the price you are paying" then they wouldn't have these problems, but since it's in their interest to keep the bill overcomplicated (easier to make "billing errors" that way) it's not going to change unless the government forces their hand.

Comment Re:aha (Score 1) 171

It hasn't been 2 months and he's practically done with all the campaign promises.

Really? Where's the Hillary indictment?

Where's the wall that Mexico is paying for?

He said he would create 25 million jobs and be "the greatest jobs president God ever created", that hasn't happened yet.

He said he would "Get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries", he hasn't done that.

He said he would bring the steel industry back to Pennsylvania, that hasn't happened.

He said he would both leave the federal minimum wage at $7.25 and raise it to $10 and also let states set the minimum wage, obviously he can't fulfill all three of those promises.

He said he would be "so presidential, you're going to be so bored", that certainly hasn't happened.

He said "My only special interest is you, the American people, not major donors, the party or corporations. Obviously that's why he packed his cabinet with major donors and corporate bigwigs.

He said "I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off." and then proceeds to play plenty of golf and run off to Florida every weekend. Heck days after he said "I always said about President Obama, it's great to play golf, but play golf with heads of countries and people like yourself when you're looking for votes. Don't play with your friends that you play with every week" he does exactly that and goes off to play with his friends.

"I don’t settle cases. I don’t do it.", right before settling his Trump University case for $25 million. Not really a campaign promise, just another illustration of Trumps dishonesty.

Lower personal income taxes (mostly for the rich) and lower the corporate income tax rate to 15%. He hasn't done this yet, but I think this will be one of the promises he keeps.

Eliminate the carried interest tax loophole - nope, hasn't happened yet.

Renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw - nope, hasn't happened.

Impose a 45% tariff on Chinese products imported into the US: nope.

"We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world", we already had the strongest economy but I would love to see the doubled growth.

Eliminate the national debt in 8 years - $19 trillion. LOL, do I even need to address this one? Not happening.

Cut the budget by 20% by renegotiating government deals - hasn't happened.

Stop spending money on space exploration until the United States can fix its potholes - thankfully, hasn't happened yet.

Repeal Dodd-Frank - thankfully, hasn't happened yet.

Repeal Obamacare - hasn't happened yet and if the current bill does happen it will fuck a lot of Americans.

Make medical marijuana widely available to patients and allow states to decide if they want to fully legalize pot. - hasn't happened.

Bring down drug prices by importing cheaper medications from overseas and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices - nope.

Require price transparency from health-care providers so patients can shop for the best prices - nope.

This was just the first portion of a much larger list I found by googling "Trump campaign promises", but he pretty much hasn't done most of what he said he would do. He hasn't drained the swamp, he's just populated it with different gators. No matter what kind of job you feel he is doing he certainly hasn't even come close to touching all the things he promised.

Comment Re:And so it begins... (Score 1) 407

The complaint also says "Wanda suffered tremendous fright, shock and conscious pain and suffering. ". It seems like they just put whatever the lawyers imagined she felt, this doesn't seem to have any basis in fact. For all they know, she never even saw the robot that hit her and was immediately unconscious or dead. The complaint doesn't mention any video evidence.

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