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Comment Re:Ok, so what? (Score 1) 213

I would protest against Wikileaks, except this time, the far left which has been feeding off Wikileaks for years, has finally been Leaked as being exactly what I always thought they were.

Hilarious, given the fact that Hillary is a right-wing freakshow who can out-neocon and out-neoliberal her GOP opponent any day of the week.

Comment Re:Same as with all other Democrat institutions (Score 1) 213

When did Republicans do it? For that matter when did Facebook or Twitter, remove information that made Republicans look bad?

What do you think they just did? The only way the GOP could out-neocon Hillary would be to nominate Kissinger, and the only way they could out-corrupt her would be to nominate Madoff.

Comment Re:Thank god for Trump! (Score 1) 377

You mean given Western Exceptionalist Bullshit? For every drop of western blood spilled by "isliamic terrorists", entire swimming pools are filled with the blood of muslims, from predator drones and imperialist wars. The same month as the attack on Nice, a single U.S. attack slaughtered 85 innocent people in Syria.

If the rest of the world responded to western imperialism the same way western imperalists respond to their own blowback, the United States, France and the UK would be radioactive craters carved deep into bedrock.

Comment Re:I know where I stand (Score 1) 377

Leave people alone? Are you delusional? Liberals believe in the power of government to affect people's lives. They want you to have a "relationship with your government", like it's a girlfriend or something. They expand, expand, expand the power of government because they believe it to be positive and NOT subject to corruption or any of those yucky things. If We The People were left to our own choices, we'd just choose wrong! Look at Brexit! The people were presented with a clearly correct choice and a clearly wrong choice, and they screwed it up! How can you trust people like that?

The neat thing here is that everything you just whined about doesn't describe liberalism, at at all.

You're talking about capitalism, money and power.

Comment "centrist" == right wing corporatist tool of MIC (Score 2) 377

At least the guy is well educated and experienced.

So is the world's worst living war criminal.

Not a dramatic choice - but a solid guy all the same.

Solidly pro-life, which will undercut demagoguery from Stepford Democrats that ermagurd you must vote D to protect a woman's right to choose.

but see the virtue in a low-key centrist technocrat

The virtue of having his lips sewn to the sphincter of Goldman Sachs? He wants more deregulation of the banks, and (like Hillary) is pro-TPP.

Comment I live in Houston, fourth most populace US City (Score 1) 104

major space flight, technology, and oil and gas hub and we're not even on the roadmap for future deployment according to the pictures in that article.

I have a hard time thinking of Google Fiber as a serious business if they're ignoring us.

Now if they were ignoring us but they were intentionally targeting places like Jal NM, Pecos TX, Nome AK, Vale OR I would consider them serious. SInce they're just cherry picking mid-sized to large cities that already have reasonably good infrastructure - likely loads of dark-fiber - but ignoring large cities and bergs I can't take them seriously.

Also I know plenty of people in Austin that can't get Google fiber because "they're only near the capital, downtown, and college". Hard to take them seriously.

Comment Re:100gb? (Score 1) 410

I've heard the "density" statement so many times and I don't buy it.

Because they've always been horseshit, that's why. The "but but Amurica is ruuural" argument might explain why you have slow, expensive internet in upper Alaska, where you could fly a helicopter for a hundred miles in any direction and not see another person.

It does not explain why internet access is slow and expensive in San Francisco or Manhattan, which have high density populations.

Comment Re:Try Upgrading (Score 1) 410

Verizon's CEO made around $20 million last year. The top 100 people in the company combined made maybe $100 million (probably less).

Salaries were only one of half a dozen things he mentioned, yet you're ignoring the rest, almost as if you were being disingenuous.

Spending lots of excess money on capital equipment to add capacity to serve customers who don't pay you nearly enough to cover the investment you have to make to serve them is definitely a failure of corporate duty.

Do you sprinkle sugar on those corporate boot heels before licking them, or do you do it straight up?

Comment Re:The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 1) 1136

What makes Venezuela different? They didn't have this problem 5 years ago, at least not to this extent

Currency manipulation, artificial shortages, and other CIA-backed shitbaggery. Why are you commenting on a topic you lack remedial knowledge of?

The answer is right in front of your face

Yes, it is.

but you choose to believe stupid propaganda instead.

Yes, you do.

Comment Re: The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 1) 1136

Are you being deliberately obtuse?

Are you? The more social services there are, the more people there will be like the parent poster, because they were able to focus on school, and not if they were going to be homeless the next week.

Though, hopefully they wouldn't be elitist pricks about it, like the parent poster.

Comment Re: The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 1) 1136

As a successful immigrant myself, this is _exactly_ my sentiment. Fuck that commie shit with a broomstick.

Dude, never go full Nelson

I now pay four times in taxes alone compared to what I made here in the first year. It took me 15 years and a lot of hard work and perseverance to get to this point. Now some communist comes out of the woodwork and says I need to "share". But dude, I already "share". Even with my great accountant doing my taxes, Uncle Sam takes fully 29% of what I make, with nearly zero accountability for how this money is being spent.

Uh huh. And you're ok with a trust fund wanker making 100 times what you do while doing no work to speak of, because the wanker's last name is Walton or Clinton?

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