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Comment Re:Umm (Score 1) 402

âoeWe are backed into a corner,â said Mr. Medford, 46, whose business teaches people to be filmmakers. âoeThere are at least some things about Trump I find to be defensible. But they are saying: Agree with us 100 percent or you are morally bankrupt. You are an idiot if you support any part of Trump.â
He added: âoeI did not choose a side. They put me on one.â

In my opinion, anyone who has had a wife, a daughter or a mother is morally bankrupt if they have supported Donald Trump.

"I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn't get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony tits and everything. She's totally changed her look. I've gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it.You can do anything... Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything." -- The President of the United States.

Mr. Medford is a liar or an asshole or both. Fuck him.

Dave Kelsen
No sense being pessimistic; it wouldn't work anyway.
The Almighty Buck

The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe ( 516

ColdWetDog writes: The Atlantic has an interesting article on how societies have decreased economic equality. From the report: "Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too easy to forget just how deeply this newfound equality was rooted in the cataclysm of the world wars. The pressures of total war became a uniquely powerful catalyst of equalizing reform, spurring unionization, extensions of voting rights, and the creation of the welfare state. During and after wartime, aggressive government intervention in the private sector and disruptions to capital holdings wiped out upper-class wealth and funneled resources to workers; even in countries that escaped physical devastation and crippling inflation, marginal tax rates surged upward. Concentrated for the most part between 1914 and 1945, this 'Great Compression' (as economists call it) of inequality took several more decades to fully run its course across the developed world until the 1970s and 1980s, when it stalled and began to go into reverse. This equalizing was a rare outcome in modern times but by no means unique over the long run of history. Inequality has been written into the DNA of civilization ever since humans first settled down to farm the land. Throughout history, only massive, violent shocks that upended the established order proved powerful enough to flatten disparities in income and wealth. They appeared in four different guises: mass-mobilization warfare, violent and transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic epidemics. Hundreds of millions perished in their wake, and by the time these crises had passed, the gap between rich and poor had shrunk."

Slashdot reader ColdWetDog notes: "Yep, the intro is a bit of a swipe at Trump. But this should get the preppers and paranoids in the group all wound up. Grab your foil! Run for the hills!"

Comment Re:Needs to stop (Score 0) 500

This is a pretty absurd set of lies.

1. The Clintons aren't receiving funds from the Clinton Foundation.>br> 2. The money trail out of the Clinton Foundation is very clear, irrespective of the trail in.

Do you just make up whatever you feel like, or do you get this from someone else having made it up?

Dave Kelsen
If you fall for a clown, don't be surprised if he makes fun of your feelings.

Comment Re: Please help me understand (Score 0) 485

"You miss the point about attraction to another race or gender. Lack of physical attraction because that individual just doesn't ring your bell, okay, but when it crosses into revision about homosexuality or interracial relationships or whatever then it's a problem."

Who is it a problem for?

Dave Kelsen
A Zen master once said to me, "Do the opposite of whatever I tell you." So I didn't.

Comment Re:Confirmed (Score 0) 515

I'm guessing you didn't actually read the article, where Woody says, "On Saturday morning, I woke up to a notice that Windows 10 couldn't be installed (see screenshot), failing with an error 80007000E-2000C. Of course, I hit the roof. I hadn't given Microsoft permission to install Windows 10. I'd even gone so far as to uncheck the update."

Windows ran the installation procedure when it had been explicitly unchecked.

If you 're basing your response on the fact that something went wrong during the update, you're deliberately obfuscating.

Dave Kelsen
Personally, I like my flying brains dark and evil.

Comment Re:Action vs Speech (Score 0) 102

I think you're missing the point. One of the prime concepts involved here is that your information is safe on your phone. If Apple is compelled to develop this tool and hand over the results (not the tool, I understand that), then your information on your phone is not safe; Apple can be compelled to do this in any situation.

I hope this does not happen.

Dave Kelsen
All generalizations are bad.

Comment Re:Doesn't matter. (Score 0) 259

"From now on, she should be medically banned from driving, until cured. But at the time, not knowing she had any risk of being drunk, she didn't have a drink and then drive. She didn't knowingly drive drunk."

From the article, it appears that while she unknowingly had alcohol in her system, it didn't affect her the way alcohol that is imbibed does. Specifically, she exhibited no symptoms.

If that is the case, she was not driving under the influence of alcohol, knowingly or not.

Dave Kelsen
Nihilism means nothing to me.

Comment Re: "...keep everyone who uses the Internet safe." (Score 0) 91


Here is the guy who WROTE the ACA saying the the intent was that states provide exchanges or citizens of the state do not get tax credits. Yep, that was the INTENT and the WORDING from the guy who actually wrote the thing.

So you basically came here and lied to make your point, just like every single ACA supporter has to do."

From the video: "In the law it says that if the states don't provide them, the federal backstop will."

Do you have the first clue?

Dave Kelsen
Of all the people I've met you're certainly one of them.

Comment Re:Lots of weird crap coming out of Congress latel (Score 0) 517

I think not. Your proposition presupposes that these Republicans know this sort of thing is harmful. I do not get that message from what I read and hear from them.

I think they want these kind of bills to pass, while also realizing that if it doesn't, they will garner votes for trying.

Dave Kelsen
"Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, 'rejoicing in hope patient in tribulation', a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself." -- John F. Kennedy, 1960 inaugural speech

Comment Re: Motivated rejection of science (Score 0) 661

That's nonsense. You don't have to be stupid to be what we refer to in American politics as a "conservative".

But you have to admit that it damn sure helps.

Dave Kelsen
I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me.

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