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Comment Re:Labor Participation Rate, the Unmentionable... (Score 1) 502

"But Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes."

We have been living in an Idiocracy for a while now. People live in a fantasy world. Preach false numbers and treat it like the gospel.

How is it possible to have record low unemployment and record low labor participation? (Hint: it's not possible)

Comment Re:I don't want to pay for this. (Score 1) 77

That's only if you're trying to watch ESPN/2/NEWS/Classic. If you're watching ESPN3, you can watch that for free. That's where Ultimate Frisbee, Kabbadi, Cricket, Rugby, Independent league baseball, etc are shown.

Not true. You still have to have a subscription with a video provider or Internet provider who is paying ESPN for access to ESPN3. If you don't have to sign in, that means that your ISP is paying ESPN. ESPN has whitelisted your IP address so you don't need to sign in.

Comment The U.S. cannot be service-based (Score 2) 471

A service based economy cannot survive in the long run. You must create/produce something of value. A service economy will run out of money eventually. Every county must produce for themselves as well as import/export. Finding a healthy balance is difficult.

The U.S. must also become more competitive on corporate taxes. We need to be smart about allowing both personal and corporate money to flow into the country with minimal tax because that money was already taxed where it was "earned". That allows more investment and spending in the US.

Comment Re:I don't want to pay for this. (Score 1) 77

As a sports fan I don't see how this is a good deal. Right now I can watch all of ESPN's content that isn't air on TV with the ESPN app. If Amazon buys the streaming rights I will have to pay an extra fee to Amazon to watch it. I also will have to keep paying ESPN indirectly through my cable company because Amazon isn't trying to buy the rights to the better games that are aired on TV. So to keep seeing everything I watch now I will end up paying both companies.

In order to watch sports on the ESPN app you have to have service with a provider. So nothing would change theoretically. I know that the ESPN app asks me to login to my provider periodically.

Comment Re:Lies? You mean like Obama's lies? (Score 1) 436

Speaking of history...

“I've now been in 57 states, I think, one left to go.”
“My father served in World War II, and when he came home, he got the services that he needed.” (At the end of WWII, Obama’s father was 10 years old.)
"If I talked to Iran, I'm going to tell them, 'You should develop a nuclear weapon...'"
"It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian..." (There is no Austrian language).
"The Qaddafi regime is over. Gbagbo, Ben Ali, Mubarak are no longer in power. Osama bin Laden is gone, and the idea that change could only come through violence has been buried with him."

Comment Re:Sports money (Score 1) 113

Work (paid work) provides Internet access.

Good luck finding a job in the first place. They ask for your email address and/or post job opportunities solely on websites.

You can't have an email address without having personal Internet access? Someone better tell my grandparents that. They've had email for a while without Internet access at home.

Comment Lies? You mean like Obama's lies? (Score 4, Interesting) 436

"My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.
Says his comment about extremists being a JV team "wasn’t specifically referring to" Islamic State.
"Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance.
"We’ve got close to 7 million Americans who have access to health care for the first time because of Medicaid expansion."
The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."
"We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."
"Under Gov. Romney's definition ... Donald Trump is a small business."
Because of Obamacare, "over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up -- it's true -- but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years." Obamacare hadn't been implemented yet.
"Fast and Furious" began under the Bush administration.
Says Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children.
If the Supreme Court throws out the federal health care law, it "would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
"Thirty million Americans, including a lot of people in Florida, are going to be able to get healthcare next year because of that law."
Under President Barack Obama, the United States has "doubled our exports."
"I didn't raise taxes once."
"The vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country.''
"We've excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs."
Insurers delayed an Illinois man's treatment, "and he died because of it."
Health reform will "give every American the same opportunity" to buy health insurance the way members of Congress do.
Preventive care "saves money."
"I have not said that I was a single-payer supporter."
Shovel-ready jobs
Keep your doctor
Foreign money in campaigns

The list goes on and on...

Comment Re:Sports money (Score 1) 113

No, Internet access is not a necessity.

In this day and age you're a fool if you honestly believe that.

Work would be harder. That's where I first used it and found it very useful. Communication would slow down. People would have to actually talk to each other about what they had for lunch. Gossip will have to go back to audio as you won't be able to talk about someone when they're right there in front of you. No more cat videos. No more cat videos!

Work (paid work) provides Internet access. Personal life: not required.

Comment Re:Sports money (Score 1) 113

Cable/satellite is a choice, it's not required.

Satellite TV is a choice. But cable TV often isn't, as cable ISPs and fiber ISPs in the United States tend to tie it with their home Internet service, charging less per month for TV and Internet than for Internet alone. Or is home Internet service itself not a necessity to find and keep a job that pays a living wage in the United States?

Having a TV is a choice. Having Internet access is a choice. Having a phone is a choice. They are "wants" and not "needs".

No, Internet access is not a necessity.

Comment Re:Sports money (Score 1) 113

Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.

You mean like paying five dollars a month for a sports channel you don't watch?

Show me where the government is taking $5 a month for this service. Cable/satellite is a choice, it's not required.

I don't like channel bundling either. But don't confuse private enterprise with government mandates.

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