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Comment Re:Favorable? (Score 1) 295

Only if you want to punish someone for some reason.

I was suggesting we see how things go without burdensome rules and expensive enforcement, and then if something happens, make a rule so the problem can't continue. Make it a narrowly targeted rule so enforcement is inexpensive and it doesn't burden people who did nothing wrong. And pass it as a law rather than imposing it by decree.

Net neutrality is a rule that special interests dreamed up for an imagined problem.

Comment Re:Favorable? (Score 1) 295

Applied to a wider context, this is pretty much why our species is doomed. No pre-emption. All reaction.

What if we don't believe in your scary stories about the bogeyman, though? There's no need for bogeyman "pre-emption". There's no need for bogeyman "pre-emption" rules and bogeyman "pre-emption" police. Lots of people would rather not spend their days being threatened by police because of special interest storytelling.

Comment Breaking News (Score 0) 295

Dateline SAN JOSE: Special interests make dire predictions of the future to try to gain favorable government policy treatment. "Give us what we want or it will be just terrible," they said. "We'll all die of Silicon Valley ennui!" When asked how many startups would die anyway of unrealistic optimism and poor management, they just glared and sullenly shuffled away, whispering under their breath.

Sadly, we never got the chance to ask them how accurate their other predictions of the future were.

Comment Re:Cry me a river (Score 1) 286

It's going to legally be tough for them to wriggle out of.

This is morally wrong and dangerous. Morally wrong because if you commit suicide, you did it, not someone who made you feel bad. Dangerous because incentive payments for people who commit suicide is counterproductive unless you want more suicides.

Societies should disallow these types of lawsuits -- maybe with some sort of exception if you can prove someone had the specific intention of driving the person to suicide.

Comment Re:People hate each other more (Score 1) 312

Yeah, include all the relevant context. People who want to accuse Trump or anyone else of wrongdoing or "hatred" or whatever should be specific and make their case without taking things out of context or exaggerating. Please inform us.

The campaign is over, there's no need for salesmanship. What's the factual story?

Comment Re:Oh noes (Score 1) 248

You mean they want your money and will do anything to get it?

Not "anything". They will sell you an item you want. They will make it easy to buy and deliver it promptly and some of them will make it easy to return if you have a problem.

You don't have to fall for their diabolical schemes though. Don't buy that stuff. Only use items you find in dumpsters or on the side of the road.

Comment Re:People hate each other more (Score 1) 312

...this is a large reason ...

The more important reason being that the appeals process takes a while, even in cases like this where a lower court ruling is clearly counter to the established case law. The order was upheld in Virginia on March 24th, so it will probably be headed to the Supreme Court.

Perhaps the Supreme Court will rule that foreign nationals on foreign soil enjoy rights under the US Constitution ... somehow. Or that laws and rulings and precedents that have applied to every other President and Presidential Administration don't apply this time ... for some reason. I'm guessing they won't.


Which of Trump's words express hatred in that statement? Please explain clearly and without exaggeration.

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