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Comment Re:How (Score 1) 76

The only part of that that sounds potentially unkosher is the unlimited miles on the leases. Everything else looks like just a matter of people failing to do their own damned due diligence.

Every employer brags about their awesome compensation package; any employee making $20.50/hour (the average for a NYC Uber driver) who thinks they'll make $90k a year damned well better plan on working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. And their leases sucked? Hey, maybe shop the fuck around before you pay someone (especially your employer) for a product or service offered by a million other sources?

Comment Re:Despite enthusiasm at the box office (Score 1) 388

What enthusiasm? The fact that when all your showings are in 3D people reluctantly choose it over the 2D showing that you aren't even offering?

This. Citing the success of Avatar? Avatar succeeded despite being in 3d, not because of it.

During the whole thankfully-short boxoffice 3d craze of the early 2010's, I can count the number of people who told me they liked it on zero hands; meanwhile, virtually every conversation about seeing a recent movie started with something like "at least the 3d wasn't too distracting".

Comment Re:Pussy says what? (Score 1) 553

I actually thought he might do it just because he's effectively in prison now, as a way out that lets him save face.

Clearly, I gave him too much credit. He's apparently content to live out the rest of his days in a gilded cage, grasping at any pathetic attempt to stay in the spotlight-of-disgrace.

Comment Re:liar (Score 1) 553

How could you possibly interpret his statement like that?

Because he said almost exactly that? Fuck the bankers? Cool. Fuck the DNC for rigging their own primary? Hey, no fair!

People seem set on ignoring the single most important detail about this "partisan" issue - The people wanted Sanders vs Trump; the GOP grudgingly honored the will of its constituents (even though they largely expected to lose as a result), while the DNC rigged every step of their primaries to get the "right" woman on the ticket (and did lose as a result).

As for "one sided" - Nope!, the Russians hacked both sides, they just didn't find anything "juicy" enough about the GOP to bother with.

Comment Re:Verizon is going to get in trouble (Score 2) 139

Do you have your clothes dryer vent professionally cleaned every six months?

Did you know that, in the US alone, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss?

By comparison, only 96 credible reports of Note 7 fires exist, causing 13 burns and damaging property 47 times, making the known-defective Note 7 roughly 30 times safer than a non-defective clothes dryer.

Are you willing to accept the responsibility in case your clothes dryer results in injuries and death to others? Just to avoid a MINOR inconvenience?

Comment Re:Ironic (Score 1) 165

If you can do a thing and legally get away with it because the legal system in that country is corrupt or broken, then it by definition is "perfectly acceptable".

"That country", in this case, is the US. Knowingly filing a frivolous police report in the US is not "perfectly acceptable" or something you just "get away with".

why should I take the word of some random person on the internet over that of the actual legal authorities in a place?

You shouldn't! Of course, on the flip-side of that, no doubt you can provide an on-the-record statement by the "actual legal authorities" of Las Vegas saying they consider wasting their time as a PR stunt just peachy-keen?

Comment Re:Hackers? (Score -1, Offtopic) 86

Majority of voters? You mean "DWS, Podesta, and other key DNC officials", surely?

The majority of voters just do what the guy with the nicest hair tells them.
The DNC, blatantly conspired to keep a dirty Jew off the ticket, and cost themselves an election that was theirs to throw away in a year when it really mattered.

One is just ignorant. The other is fucking evil and proud of it.

Comment Re:In Short (Score 1) 101

In U.S. law, only someone who is involved in the conflict may ask the courts to resolve the matter in a particular way.

In U.S. law, "no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things".

But please, keep trying to suck Officer Friendly's cock; he'll no doubt cut you some slack when he eventually gets around to figuring out what (not "if") crime you're guilty of.

Comment Re:I'm not worried (Score 1) 370

How do these people participate in a free market without setting up corporations?

Have you ever bought anything from a farmers' market? Have you ever hired a plumber d/b/a himself rather than working for Plumbers-R-Us? Have you ever bought a used car directly from a private seller? Do you have a 401k/403b/457/TSP/IRA? Have you ever used eBay? Have you ever traded your labor for a paycheck (aka "worked") without hiding behind an intermediate shell-corp?

The freeness of a market has nothing to do with the corporeality of the entities participating in that market; and in fact, the Founding Fathers had quite the standing disagreement about whether or not to allow incorporation in the first place, despite all believing pretty strongly in the importance of a free market.

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