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Comment Why would they worry? (Score 1) 29

Is someone concerned that gadget buyers are going so stop sorting by price and buying the cheapest one? Until Vietnam employs enough people to create wage pressure they don't have a damn thing to worry about. Exploding batteries, shredding tires, contaminated food... none of that has ever impacted Chinese trade with the west. Can't imagine why Vietnam should worry about that all.

Once Hillary pencil-whips TPP through however that could change; there are other disposable Asians that will breath aluminum dust 12 hours a day for even fewer pennies. That's what they really need to worry about.

Lovely little world we have here.

Comment Re:Ionic Breeze Quadra Mark 2? (Score 1) 166

Ross Perot

You forgot Buchanan. And Bernie.

There were choices. There were voices making the case. None of them we're rewarded by the electorate. They were all shouted down with "TrAd3 WaRz!!1" by the left and the right and the voters were pleased. Trump will be another entry on the list.

The truth is the Left and professional class workers in the US want it this way. They like padding the regulatory nest at home and keeping all that industry out of the environment. Wiping out the livelihoods of the Deplorables is another fine outcome.

Comment Re:Ionic Breeze Quadra Mark 2? (Score 1) 166

Except that those trade deals were sold to the electorate as "good for consumers" and consumers voted twice for it; with their democratic votes and their wallets.

No, it's you. It's me. It's every swinging dick reading this. Some of us are honest with ourselves. Others delude themselves and put the blame on the targets they've been trained to hate.

Comment Re:Ionic Breeze Quadra Mark 2? (Score 3, Insightful) 166

why not mount them on the smokestacks of the factories making the smoke in the first place?

Because then Chinese made iPhones and Androids would cost a more money, so you and everyone else would buy the ones from India or Vietnam or Africa or some other third world hellhole instead. You are the reason not to mount them on the smokestacks.

Comment Re:This was a market failure (Score 2, Insightful) 428

The market wasn't efficiently allocating scarce resources.

It wasn't? Somewhere there is an eager cadre of volunteers standing by to drive their personal vehicles into the aftermath of a terrorist attack while expecting no more than the usual pittance for their trouble?

No, there is no such thing in my world. Perhaps you live elsewhere and such things exist..... I can't speak to the that. Uber mobilized drivers by providing an incentive. Result; the entitled shitheels that are complaining today had their lilly white First World asses rapidly ferried away. Total success for all involved, whether they appreciate it or not.

Comment Re:Um... (Score 1, Insightful) 428

First-world problems for sure.

Indeed. People poke at an app on thier Star Trek Communicators to summon transportation they expect to ferry them away from a scene of terrorism and they're pissed that this service comes at a premium. The only injustice here is Uber selling their drivers up the river by suppressing the surge price. The people complaining are entitled shitheels that deserve to be ridiculed.

Comment What's the problem? (Score 1) 251

Where is it written that FB must be a paragon of news excellence? Maybe we're better off if the place sinks to the tabloid level that the low-information debris that frequent the place prefer to see?

If the choice is between crap tabloid "news" and left-wing/SJW curated "news" I honestly can't say which is worse or that I care to choose. Fuck it; leave the dunderheads to their poison.

Comment Re:I'm so mad, I almost want to vote for (Score 5, Insightful) 618

Trump is...

Here is Trump's actual policy regarding H-1B, which you may read on his campaign site:

Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas. This will improve the number of black, Hispanic and female workers in Silicon Valley who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program. Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Senator, Marco Rubio, has a bill to triple H-1Bs that would decimate women and minorities.

The last time anyone heard anything definitive about H-1B from Clinton was early in 2016 at which point she wanted a higher cap (more H-1B workers.) Not surprising given how much loot Silicon Valley has dumped into the Clinton coffers.

Comment Pixel (Score 1) 37

If these rumored specs are correct then the Pixel phone will be a winner. The same reasonable, non-phablet 5.5 inch size as the 5/5X with conservative improvements across the board. I don't care who builds it. It's all Google/Nexus to me as long as the updates are timely, the battery doesn't explode and the prices are reasonable. The rest of the Android world continues to be that same sad fail it's been since forever and I plan to continue ignoring it.

Comment Re:"could not recall" (Score 1) 409

We all know the plausible deniability angle. Yet we've heard definitive statements; "no classified emails." "The server was never hacked." (today we learn about logins from Tor exit nodes.) "No FOIA responsive emails we're deleted." (Thousands were.)

On one hand we're supposed to accept these unambiguous and informed claims, and on the other we're supposed to believe she — a professional lawyer going back to the Watergate investigation — was oblivious to her legal obligations. The appeal to ignorance is only plausible from a subject that is acting in good faith. That's not what we have here. It's all lies and she was lying to the FBI when she claimed ignorance.

The truth is her and Bill both know they can get away with things no one else can because they have the LEOs intimidated, the elites are banking one them and the electorate is bought and paid for. This is Rome and the Emperor does at he pleases.

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