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Comment Bonus Army (Score 0) 247

In late-stage capitalism, living indoors is optional for workers.

"They live in tents because they've chosen to live in tents. Now pass me some more frog legs and foie gras."

CEOs and gangster capitalists are going to be so shocked when they see mobs building guillotines outside their office windows. The recent elections - Brexit and Der Trumpen - have moved us toward that day. What will voters who said, "Fuck it, I'm voting for Trump to burn the whole motherfucker down", say when Trump doesn't improve their lot (like the 1100 Carrier workers whose jobs are going to Mexico despite Trump's much-trumpeted "deal")? Hell, they're going to skip right to, "Let's burn this motherfucker down ourselves."

Comment Re: They could always work elsewhere. (Score 1) 247

Extra points if you get one in a wheelchair or one with bad teeth, because then you get to use your inbred and meth-head jokes.

Inbreeding doesn't really limit itself to poor meth heads.

https://pmchollywoodlife.files...

https://fabiusmaximus.files.wo...

http://telegrafi.com/wp-conten...

And the kicker:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/...

Comment Silly Putty was miraculous (Score 4, Funny) 33

I can still recall the day I learned that you could copy a frame from the Sunday comics by pressing silly putty onto it. I thought that was the coolest thing ever.

Any time they want to mix it with graphene and inject it into my blood stream, I'm ready. I haven't seen a piece of Silly Putty in decades, but I can still recall its smell vividly. I loved that stuff. I think my childhood dog Smokey ate an entire Silly Putty once and crapped it out unchanged. I think it still had the image of Smokey Stover on it.

Comment Re:Or it might go up (Score 1) 484

Your citation shows higher poverty 2009-2015 than 2001-2008. More people have been impoverished under Obama than before.

Tell you what, Chris: People can look at the graph for themselves and see that poverty has been steadily declining since the end of the recession. And right now, poverty is lower than it was the year Obama took office.

The poverty rate today is also almost exactly where it was when Ronald Reagan left office.

Comment Who's to say? (Score 4, Insightful) 111

"How do we know this radiation isn't actually good for you? I mean, the Sun's heat is radiation, right?"

- Trump's new director of the Department of Energy.

[Note: If you think I'm somehow exaggerating, you might find tonight's story about Trump's new Department of Energy "enemies list" an interesting read:}

https://www.washingtonpost.com...

Comment Re:We knew this going in (Score 1) 576

Running against Hillary probably wouldn't have gotten her anywhere anyway; Bernie tried it and look where it got him. The DNC had everything rigged in Hillary's favor, so Warren wouldn't have had a chance there. Maybe that's why she didn't want to run. But if offered a VP spot, that might have gotten her interest because then she wouldn't have had to run against Hillary, and would have at least been able to supposedly have an effect on Hillary's positions. Maybe she wasn't ready, but it's not like she's some youngster either, she's in her 50s or 60s now I think.

Comment Re:Resource Management - Death by Design. (Score 1) 484

Even if it is by design, it does not explain why the numbers are going down.
Even if tobacco would take 50% of all deaths and we have a lottery that takes out another 25%, the number can still grow.
So unless you show me what the percentage of tobacco death are during the years they are talking about, it means nothing in this context.
It does not explain why the numbers are starting to get lower. It explains why they are high as they are, but not the change, unless you have numbers that back it up.

You should also look to other countries and see what the reason might be.

Comment Re:Google, Motorola, Intel . . . (Score 1) 266

I have lived in Kansas for about 27 years, so I guess that makes my opinion at least as valid as the opinion piece from a Kansas City, MISSOURI newspaper

No, not really. The Kansas City, MISSOURI newspaper actually included evidence.

As for the other, you're just flat out wrong. Did you know that since Brownback and company took over in 2012, Kansas GDP (GSP) has grown half as fast as the national GDP?

http://www.cbpp.org/research/f...

Second, did you know that you can't trust any of the economic numbers that have been coming out of the Brownback administration? Here's why:

https://www.bloomberg.com/view...

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/0...

And since you seemed offended that I would cite a MISSOURI newspaper that is all of about 15 feet from the Kansas border, here's some fact-checking from a Wichita, KANSAS newspaper that you might find illuminating. Oh never mind, you're from Kansas. You wouldn't find anything illuminating. What's the matter with Kansas, anyway?

http://www.kansas.com/news/pol...

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 183

To me VW passed the tests. To me the tests where at fault. And this was possible all along. You get updates for your phone on a regular basis, sop they can introduce any code they desire.
But why do that with updates? Just program it in from the beginning. Make it crash when it is EOL+2months.

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