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Comment Re:There's a fine line between helping and enablin (Score 1) 155

Give those criminal blacks and Mexicans a reason not to be criminal (i,e. something to lose) and watch your crime statistics plummet.

You think we don't have our share of poor people? We do. Ours just have food+shelter. Are they happy? Far from it. But they don't want to endanger what little they have and go to prison over nothing.

Comment TV show writers on strike. So? (Score 1) 182

That's like government administrators on strike. Question for 100: How do you notice it?

Quite frankly, a monkey could write the garbage we get fed these days. "Scripted reality", yeah, right, what kind of drugs do you have to be on to consider this to be in any way even remotely close to "reality"? In between we got court TV and other garbage that needs zero writer or talent by the actors, sorry, "genuine people presenting real cases".

Hey, how about a new format? Akin to American Idol, how about American Writer? All the various fanfic writers get to send in their scripts and we get to cringe at their Mary Sue stories for a change instead of the talentless bawling of teenagers who were told by mommy and daddy that they can really sing.

Comment Re:There's a fine line between helping and enablin (Score 1) 155

Try comparing your average "socialist" European country with the US and take a look at various social aspects. I'm not even talking about soft mushy things like "quality of life", just look at the expense for things like social security, internal security (i.e. police), along with factors like crime statistics, suicide rates and educational standard.

Comment Re:Denial-of-Service? (Score 1) 110

Certainly, but by the time we finally get to report it (because, face it, if you really have something cool you wait for the next big conference to let the bomb go off, who gives a shit about publishing something on his homepage when Black Hat is in 3 weeks?) thousands have already bought the insecure piece of junk and the damage is done.

Comment Re:Charity is not a solution (Score 1) 155

No, but it's a solution to the problem they cause.

People are lazy bastards. And they will take the way of least resistance. Sadly, the least resistance may well go through your chest to reach for your money. I'd rather pay them to stay on the couch and waste their life on afternoon talk shows than pay them at gunpoint.

Because in the end that's the only choices you have. People don't simply stay calm and die when they notice that they have no home, no food and no perspective. All it takes for a riot is some asshole shouting "follow me!"

Comment Pay your fucking taxes instead (Score 4, Insightful) 155

If the rich didn't get more ways to weasel out of paying their due, we wouldn't need the pittance they pay as charity. We'd have the money to provide for our people ourselves.

Fuck you Paul Allen. The only reason you could create that "charity" is because you evaded paying what you owe.

Comment Re:What's the immigration status of these families (Score 1) 155

Take a look at Europe. People who have something to lose are WAY less likely to break the law for petty shit.

I have no home, no money, no perspective. You have maybe 20 bucks in your pocket, and I will kill you to get them. Either I have 20 bucks or at least I have a place to stay for the foreseeable future.

I have a home, maybe some money from social services, I don't give a shit about the 20 bucks in your pocket. Sure, I'd like them, but then I'd go to prison. And I already have a warm place and food, and out here I also got freedom to go wherever I want to.

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