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Comment Re:Its pretty important... (Score 3, Insightful) 307

No. No it won't. The people who work these jobs live on the coast and since the Gulf of Mexico has a rather long coast that stretches from, well "Mexico" all the way to the tip of Florida I'm sure somebody in this world is going to work these jobs and continue to live on the coast. For that matter if the coast moves inland how is that supposed to prevent people from living near the coast (You don't actually think all of these people live on the beach do you?). Yes, the existing coastline changes. It continues to change and will keep changing. Nothing is going to stop that from happening entirely but lots of people live near the coast in Louisiana and will never be affected by this to any great degree. Seafood doesn't even factor into this. "More" ocean is supposed to translate into less seafood? Seriously?

Comment Re:TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! (Score 1) 256

I voted for him. I got what I wanted too. I got a SC Justice appointed, maybe one or two more on the way, and Hillary Clinton isn't appointing any of those. I have to admit that I thought we'd have sent Trump packing for Pence by now but otherwise I'm great with it. This is hilarious and I'm starting to think that I hope this show gets renewed for another 4 seasons. Funniest 91 days on TV I can remember in a long time.

Comment Re:apple needs to take a stand and say we will do (Score 1) 31

Absolutely. That's a big market and if you want to play in it you have to do as you're told which I kind of find amusing since inside Apple's walled garden "you have to do as you're told". The alternative is to cede the sales to your rivals. I'm kind of an Apple fan but I'm also a realist and don't buy their bullshit either (or hold it against them). It's not Apple's (or Samsung's, or Google's, or anyone else's) job to fix what's wrong with China. That's on the Chinese people. Just like here in the US with our current political situation we all tend to end up with the government we choose to tolerate and deserve.

Comment Absolutely. I never give it a second thought (Score 4, Insightful) 257

I pay for a lot of content through Dish, Netflix, iTunes, etc but if there's something I can't find there (and it happens more than I would have thought possible) then I don't even hesitate. It's 2017 and I want everything ever made and I want it at the click of a mouse or press of a button on my remote. I understand that it isn't something I'm in any way entitled to but that's how the world works a lot of the time now. Sorry.

Comment Who has to pirate anything anymore? (Score 1) 79

Every person I know who spent any time at all ripping, downloading, trading or sharing is sitting on a small mountain of music. Terabytes of high quality MP3 files that contain months of music, most of which I've barely had time to grow tired of. We each serve as one another's off-site backup and we all buy the relative handful of new music because at this point we don't have to go back and re-buy libraries of music we'd purchased time after time as formats changed. We didn't get more conscientious or more law abiding. We got full. Seriously, when I see that some older act is releasing new versions of their catalog that have been magically remastered or whatever I don't look to see if I can afford to buy them. I say "Fuck off, I'm stuffed!" like the fat guy in Monty Python's History of the World (which I also have in BluRay ripped MKV files thank you).

Comment Re:definitely due to the rise of the populist righ (Score 0) 693

yes

and obviously it's ignorant

americans are feeding crony financial parasites and getting nothing in return "because capitalism" when it's not capitalism at all

and never can be capitalism: capitalism is pretty wonderful but only works in certain economic sectors. it's not magic unicorn farts you sprinkle on anything and then everything is fixed because magic, which is unfortunately the extent of many americans' understanding of capitalism

Comment definitely due to the rise of the populist right (Score 0, Troll) 693

like you see with trump in the usa

and, like trump, it's financially and politically retarded

scotland will leave, and northern ireland may, and britain will suffer a number of financial costs it has to pay now

so now britain is significantly poorer and weaker

all because some old morons don't like immigrants

the real issue is why these people are so angry, and the obvious answer is they feel poor while they perceive immigrants as coddled

and they are poor... because of plutocratic abuses, not immigrants

plutocratic abuses the political *left* has answers to

but the old morons reject the left for various stupid and propagandistic reasons

like americans rejecting universal healthcare, even though it's far cheaper and equal or higher quality. because "capitalism." when it's just cronyism

old poor morons like plutocrats to have gold toilets i guess, and are too fucking stupid to see how or why that's all their uneducated opinions lead to

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