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Comment Re:Amazon is awesome for knockoffs! (Score 1) 346

I've had an issue with a certain vendor shipping a product that was demonstrably not what was advertised and pictured; they sent an inferior (*) product from another brand that was visually different. The vendor refused to admit that they shipped the wrong product. Amazon eventually gave me a refund but was indifferent to the vendor's actions. But as for this issue -- I must admit that anything that means fewer Birkenstocks on the street has my support. * There are certain characteristics that one needs in a urine bottle. Use your imagination.

Comment Re: The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 1) 1141

Hear hear. The stock market has been grossly perverted from the original purpose. That people can not only make a living but get rich from bullshit like currency trading shows that The System is rife with parasites. Send them, along with telephone sanitizers and HFT leeches out to hoe fields for a few years.

Comment Re: Heck yes, (Score 1) 351

Even before that government subsidies and other policies like free rangeland leases and advertising were artificially lowering the cost. Thing about cultured meat today is the calf serum used as a growth medium. Until the cells get grown in something not animal-based it's smoke and mirrors.

Comment Re:Ahem. (Score 1) 465

In that case, really Google will not have lost them because they would not have been its to keep. Really *you* will have lost them by having not performed even a modicum of due diligence. Even if this dipshit hadn't been using teh intarwebs for 14 years, just plain common sense is that if you value something, you don't just hand the only copy to a stranger. WTF is an "Experimental author and artist" ? Methinks code for "barista".

Comment Re:read the polls (Score 1) 644

Much as I despite Bloom County I remember the depictions of her husband as a waffle. I imagine those will return. I think Hilary is smart enough to realize that ovaries aren't enough to sustain support over the next 4 or 8 years, and that she needs to make lasting and real shifts to the left in at least several areas. The unexpectedly strong support for Bernie would seem to have been a bit of a wake-up call. That said, Gore as a running mate would help her immensely, but will not happen. I imagine she asked and Al told her GFY, given how Bill's actions contributed to the presidency being stolen from him.

Comment Re:Cost of Living Tradeoffs (Score 1) 163

Multiple spot-on insights here. Also add: o Escalating shift of work to contractors, which degrades job stability and discriminates against people with families o Policies against both promotions and even yearly raises to keep even with inflation Some years I marveled to read that the average job longevity in the silly valley is 18 months. I know understand why.

Comment Re:Rape is worth 1-2? (Score 1) 176

At my high school, a bus to take the Physical Olympics team an hour away to a competition was "not a worthwhile academic pursuit". Sending the FBLA to the other end of the state for a *typing contest* was. The school has a multi-thousand seat football stadium, and when knuckledraggers announce which bogus scholarship they're going to accept, choppers come in from the regional large city's TV stations. When I received 3 academic scholarships, they did not.

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