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Comment Re: What would Trump do? (Score 1) 128

Our main manufacturing exports are jumbo jets and earth movers, and both do really well.

Uhhh:

Boeing had only netted three orders for the 747 this year. The sale almost doubles Boeing’s current backlog of 15 unfilled orders for the plane, according to the Chicago-based manufacturer’s website. The company said in July it was slowing 747 production output to six a year and would have to end the program if new orders didn’t materialize.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news...

Comment Re:The Usual Suspects (Score 1) 190

You forgot Liberals. Liberals are responsible for everything that is wrong in America, and in fact, the World.

It is because of liberals that I did not have a firearm to use to blow up the computers responsible for this mess, because Obama took my guns already. And because liberals hate God, I could not pray for Jesus to save us. And because liberals are in cahoots with the banks, now I have to pay for their bailout.

Some dumb-ass democratic conservative mod took exception to your insight.

Comment Re:This is worthless. (Score 1) 539

Well analysed, my first thought was: "And what about the cost of religion?".

I believe it's nigh impossible to claim religion contributes to the economy.
Only maker type and creative industries contribute by increasing the amount of available capital, organised religion is generally just a leech on the economy.

But that doesn't mean religion in the US has no place, due to the typical lack of government support many people on hard times do survive thanks to good congregations.

Comment Re:Myth: Re:They also do the most Charity (Score 2) 539

As a frequent visitor of the US I've learned many people join a religious congregation just for that, have something to fall back on when times get hard.

Something that al but disappeared here in N-W Europe when we installed tax sponsored social help like unemployment benefits, good universal health care and pensions for all.

Comment Re:Apple just has temporary advantage (Score 1) 161

Yep, you just listed the proof you're locked in :(.

Apple hardware is good, no question, but their software is no better than others, you can always find certain apps from one side or the other that appeal to a group of people but it doesn't (in)validate a system.
About ease of use, I hate the illogic operation of the companies iPhone 4 and prefer to use my Android, until recently a Nexus4, now a OnePlus 3.
Yes people are different.
The Android market is not fractured (fragmented) but diverse, in genetics as in software an advantage.

Comment Re: Stop chasing the shiny (Score 1) 161

You keep believing that rental phone comes for free and I have a nice bridge for sale.
Personally I prefer to pay up front for the phone, get a cheap contract and be done with it.
Like now my new OnePlus 3 with a €14 /month contract, calculated over 2-3 years it'll be a lot cheaper than an all-inclusive contract.

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