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Comment Re:$20 trillion in debt? (Score 1) 252

I count no less than five blah blah

Three government shutdown hysteria stories, some Rand Paul "war on science" crap and a tangential NASA story from 2007, none of which have any mention of the scale of the deficit or debt. If that's the best you can come up with then I stand affirmed. Thanks.

Comment $20 trillion in debt? (Score 0) 252

So now we're going to have stories about US debt? We've gone for years and years here at good 'ol Slashdot without much mention of the crazy growth in US debt and the chronic deficits we run, year after year, good economy or not. But let Trump get elected and all the sudden we're talking about the debt! Oh crap, spending bad because inflation and debt and stuff!

Google reveals one Slashdot mention of US national debt in Oct. 2008 [1] related to the "Debt Clock" overflowing and needing another digit, and one other story in 2011 about some federal "Debt Reduction Super Committee" [2] that "failed" to come up with any savings. No other demonstrative mention on Slashdot of the $9.3 trillion in debt racked up during the last eight years.

At least we're talking about it again. Hello libtards; yes, the borrow and spend spree has been huge and the US deficit is out of control. I know you missed that for the last couple terms since the "news" sites you frequent — such as Slashdot — never mentioned it to you, but there it is; $20 trillion and counting.

[1] https://politics.slashdot.org/...
[2] https://politics.slashdot.org/...

Comment Re:China's Trump is named Xi (Score 1) 407

I think this is targeted at the top tier of immigrant talent

If these "top tier" immigrants are unhappy with racist 'murica not compensating them with enough millions of income then they should head back, see if they can negotiate a "social credit score" that keeps them in the good graces of the party, and see if they're any happier with that. We'll be fine either way.

Comment Re:Amazing over-reaction of the left, like 8 years (Score 1) 590

To think these people only just now realized that they probably shouldn't have all there eggs in the US basket. Did I miss some big rollback in the surveillance state under Obama or credible commitments from Clinton to deal with it? ...pretty sure I didn't.

Questionable judgement all the way around, both for their naivety to date and for their leftist knee jerk reaction.

Comment "Critics say!" (Score 4, Insightful) 302

The supposed "critics" are fucking idiots. Thins as big and as costly as a nuclear power plant is not built on the whim of a corporation. Rate payers, government at all levels from the first responders that are funded to serve it to the indifferent elected officials the public put in office and who appointed the deficient regulators; everyone was at the table and everyone got the benefits for forty years. Japan used the power of those nukes to build its prosperity from the 70's to 2011 and there is a whole generation of geriatric Japanese living off the pensions built by that engine of wealth. The public is just as obligated to pay for the consequences as Tepco or anyone else involved in Fukushima.

Comment Re:I really don't get the point (Score 1) 736

Like you I've never seen any of this "fake" news anywhere I frequent. So I followed the links to one of these "fake" stories. Here is what I found:

From the Slashdot summary you click the link and end up at a news site called Quartz. Wikipedia characterizes Quartz as a site that "targets high-earning readers who traditionally read other left-leaning publications," a bit of the left wing echo chamber, in other words. In the Quartz story you find one link to what is described as a fake news story at a site called The Daily Signal. The Daily Single is a Heritage Foundation deal; a piece of the right wing echo chamber. The story itself is categorized by The Daily Signal as "Energy / Commentary," and — indeed — it reads like commentary, making no pretense at being news. The last paragraph:

It’s past time for the American people to stand up to Musk and demand that our legislators and other elected officials bring him back to earth before spending one more dollar of our money. He’s wasted enough of it already.

Pure commentary.

I conclude that this Slashdot story is fake; the one "fake news" story being cited by Slashdot via Quartz isn't a news story at all; it's political commentary, labeled as commentary and reads like any other piece of commentary. If this is what the left is hanging its hat on I say go for it; your delusions aren't helping you at all and I hope you continue to indulge them.

Comment Re:So... (Score 4, Insightful) 1321

who secretly voted for Trump when no one was looking

We're living in the midst of another McCarthy-ist era; people can lose a lot if they're found to support the "wrong" side or have a non-SJW compliant opinion. The left should really look into working around the secret ballot in public elections as they've been trying to do in union elections; that would secure their power forever.

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