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Comment Re: So... (Score 1) 215

For non-USians, can we get an explanation of who the libtards are?

Since you asked ... "libtard" is a portmanteau of "liberal" and "retard." It is a pejorative term wielded by unimaginative non-liberals during an argument they are losing.

Except in this case, where the GP was confused as to which side of the argument they were railing against.

Comment Re:Contract negotiation... (Score 1, Insightful) 316

They are negotiating. Its called a strike.

I get you, but keep in mind that negotiating != striking.

Many unions and their management counterparts succeed at negotiating new contracts without the union going on strike, or the management initiating a lockout.

Mentioning the word "strike" in the headline is just clickbait.

Comment Re:Trump is right (Score 4, Insightful) 136

Net Neutrality was overreach, that instead of helping the people who wanted it, made sure it was harder than ever to compete agains the big ISP's like Comcast.

Are you on crack? Net Neutrality helped to kill the Comcast-Time Warner merger.

Stopping Comcast and Time Warner from merging into a super-company makes it easier, not harder, to compete against them.

Comment Re:Good luck with that (Score 2) 155

we just elected a president who's doing everything he can to stack the courts with folks friendly to these kind of laws. That's not hyperbole, it was one of his campaign promises.

Where is your evidence? Citations, please.

One of the things I'm going to do if I win, and I hope we do and we're certainly leading. I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We're going to open up those libel laws. So when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace or when The Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they're totally protected.
-- Donald Trump, 2016-02-26

This may not be about "stacking the courts" but Trump's intentions regarding libel laws was stated clearly during the campaign.

Comment Re:I don't want to see more of what I want to see. (Score 1) 97

It should be a two tier system. Click thumbs-up / thumbs-down, then pick a star rating. So you can mark it as "remember this, also remember a general bad/good" then say how much you actually liked it.

What makes me mad about Pandora is I can't mark "remember this" without changing the recommended songs given to me. I don't want to change my channel, I just want to be able to listen to it later.

Comment Re:There's no law... (Score 5, Informative) 171

So every company needs to officially warn their investors about global warming, rising tides, and ocean acidification?

If those things can materially affect the profitability of the company, then yes. And especially if the company knows that it is contributing to them, thus making itself vulnerable to legislative or liability consequences.

Comment Re:Trump says (Score 5, Informative) 171

Moron.... private company != Government

I can create all the email account I want for my company ... the Government has no constitutional power to complain.

The witch hunt to file some sort of criminal complaint because I dare to talk about climate change or deny climate change.. is simply that.

Except that Exxon Mobil is not a private company. Its stock is sold in various currencies on numerous exchanges around the world.

The executives of a publicly-traded company have a legal fiduciary responsibility to inform shareholders of potential risks to the company's profitability. Trying to bury their own evidence that their products contribute to climate change arguably is a violation of that responsibility. Hence the investigation by the AGs.

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