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Comment maybe Google & city & state govts (Score 1) 227

will start running fiberoptics all over the place and offer high bandwidth internet for as minimum of a price as possible and start undercutting ISPs just enough so the ISPs dont even think about price gouging and jacking up prices, and maybe the municipal water or electric or gas companies can cooperate and run it together to save labor & maintenance costs, you know this can be done to stimulate competition in the marketplace and keep prices down

Comment Re:"it was used for children's writing exercises" (Score 1, Insightful) 235

"The income of the priest class is totally dependent on their continued ability to sell invisible goods to suckers, they praise and glorify faith to the skies, complimenting people on how much of it they have. If it weren't for faith, they'd be out of business, and they know it."

" They have no merchandise to buy, no commissions to pay, and no refunds to make for unsatisfactory service and results....

"Their commodity is fear. They blackmail their parishioners with threats of hell and damnation. These poor deluded people give them their hard earned money to save them from a hell that does not exist, and from eternal torment that was invented by the corrupt minds of priests to rob the living and in addition, they are exempt from taxation! Insult to injury!

Let me tell you that religion is the cruelest fraud ever perpetrated upon the human race. It is the last of the great scheme of thievery that man must legally prohibit so as to protect himself from the charlatans who prey upon the ignorance and fears of the people.The penalty for this type of extortion should be as severe as it is of other forms of fraud and theft."

Comment they are so rich (Score 1) 161

that their wealth has warped their minds, being rich does not always mean they are wise, a fool and his money, if i was rich i would do some philanthropy too but i would not come up with such pie in the sky crazy ideas, i would work with real world problems with real world solutions, maybe donate a few billion to provide medical treatment to poor children that could otherwise not afford it, have some cargo planes airdrop food in emergency situations where people are starving, thats that actually benefit real people in the real world right now, not some impossible pie in the sky research ideas that will never come to fruition

Comment Re:MS Hates Linux (Score 2) 480

i bet the percentage of Linux users is far higher than 1%, probably closer to 33%, that would mean Lenovo could lose out on hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, Lenovo is shooting themselves in the foot, and microsoft is just being their usual evil self like always, up to their same old tricks, play nice and keep a low profile for a while and then BAM! turn on the asshole mode and show the world what pricks they are

Comment what i think is really going on (Score 2) 87

the governments around the world (including the US Govt) they dont like the peasants & peons having so much access to free speech and unauthorized news and media that the powers that be control, so the big TV Networks, MPAA & RIAA and other old school mass media dont like the internet because it gives the peasants too much freedom, they can not corral the peasants in to their monopolized narrative of news and information and revenue generating movies & music, the freedom of the internet has become a thorn in their side

Comment Mark Twain Explained Religion (Score 5, Insightful) 539

"A God who could make good children as easily a bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave is angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice, and invented hell, mouths mercy, and invented hell, mouths Golden Rules and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people, and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites his poor abused soul to worship him!" --Mark Twain

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