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Comment Re:Not what he said. (Score 4, Interesting) 594

They may very well be dishonest, self-serving and manipulative, but are the complaints valid? Do the complaints about pay and working conditions stand on their own? If they do then Tesla needs to address those.

Has Tesla ever produced an analysis of their pay and benefits versus those of a unionized shop? Showing that there are advantages to working without unions sounds like a better response than assigning morality to what are essentially monetary transactions.

Comment Re:why slashdot silent trump massacre constitution (Score 1) 171

I can see you have a hard time ascertaining what is and is not reality. Trump was never a member of the Democratic National Committee. He registered as a Republican in 2009 and started his "birtherism" bullshit in 2011 when he considered running for President (as a Republican) in 2012.

Comment Re:why slashdot silent trump massacre constitution (Score 1) 171

This just in! Liberals can't handle losing. News at 11

Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble like never before.

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!

More votes equals a loss revolution!

Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.

We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!

The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!

He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!

- Donald Trump, 2012, when he thought Obama had lost the popular vote but won the electoral college

Comment Re:Streisand effect (Score 1) 188

As far as I'm concerned they're all greedy self-serving bastards with no regards for anything except how much of someone else's money they get to swindle and take home today.

The Slahsdot Editors have announced that they are now looking for a new Financial News Correspondent.

Interestingly, a copy of the Encyclopedia Britanica's web page on Financial Services Companies from the year 2347 that, due to a temporal disturbance caused by the LHC, appeared on the screen of a Mrs. Trumble of Avon-by-the-Sea described those companies as "...all greedy self-serving bastards with no regards for anything except how much of someone else's money they get to swindle and take home today.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 5, Informative) 557

Amendment, not Article. There is no Article 22 (not even an article 12 - the Constitution contains only seven articles). Amendment 22 sets a limit of two terms for the President. Amendment 12 specifies how the Electoral College works in selecting the President and Vice President and was added in reaction to the election of 1800 and was ratified in 1804, well after the original had been written.

Comment Re:What (Score 0) 192

After graduating third in his class at West Point in 1951 with a degree in science, Buzz Aldrin flew 66 combat missions as an Air Force pilot in the Korean War. Then he earned a PhD at MIT. Aldrin joined NASA as an astronaut in 1963. In 1966 he flew in the Gemini 12 spacecraft on the final Gemini mission.

Aldrin accompanied Neil Armstrong on the first moon landing in the Apollo 11 mission, becoming the second person, and now the first of the living astronauts, to set foot on the moon. Aldrin had taken a home Communion kit with him, and took Communion on the lunar surface, but did not broadcast the fact. Aldrin retired from NASA in 1971 and from the Air Force in 1972. He later suffered from clinical depression and wrote about the experience, but recovered with treatment. Aldrin has co-authored five books about his experiences and the space program, plus two novels.

The above from mentalfloss. When you do that AND are one of only twelve people to have walked on another world then you can talk about who is "semi-famous".

Comment Re:Buzz Kill (Score 1, Funny) 192

I just had this image of Buzz sitting next to the other tourists, looking around and saying, for the umpteenth time, "Well, yeah, this is interesting, but I was on the Moon. The freaking MOON! Yeah, it's cold here, but on the Moon you couldn't even breathe!" and all of the other tourists rolling their eyes.

Comment Re:Not worried (Score 1) 93

It's very telling of the American popular mindset that not a single mainstream movie out of Hollywood has ever shown a non-American space program accomplishing anything of any importance in their science fiction (or even their documentaries, for that matter). In the rare cases where non-Americans are even shown, they're usually just used as some sort of comic relief (the laughable Russian stereotype cosmonaut in Armageddon being one of the most offensive examples).

How about the 1969 movie Marooned , where a soviet spacecraft comes to the aid of a stranded US capsule?

Comment Re:Crybabies (Score 1) 524

Funny, when I vote they check my ID, then check the list of registered voters to see if I am on the roll and the address matches. They even record what voter I am at that polling station (this year I was number 68). So they know that I am registered and that I voted and even roughly when I voted, based on my number. That information is what both parties use to get out the vote and contact registered voters that have actually gone to the polls.

It is a secret ballot only in terms of who I voted for, not if I voted. Your lack of knowledge of how this process works shows me just how much you have voted in your life.

Comment Re:yes they should (Score 1) 1081

Funny, it doesn't say states. You infer that, but that is your mistake.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Notice the states are not listed. States are arbitrary entities with no inherent rights. It is the People, the only ones with rights, that create states, that form more perfect unions in order to secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity. States cannot exist absent the people. Indeed, quite a few states of the union are mere arbitrary constructs created by the federal government. Montana, Kansas, Oregon, Maine - these did not even exist at the creation of the federal government, but were created by the apparatus that the people created to govern themselves.

The President is indeed the representative of ALL of the People of the United States. He is not the spokesman for a collection of states, but the chosen representative of all the people that make up those states.

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