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Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 198

I just don't feel the need to own everything in the world to be happy.

How's your retirement savings going? How would if be if the government took it on a whim? That's the ehart of conservatism in America - a government without the power to fuck you.

the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness

Conservatives give more to charity, and all of progressivism is the search for moral superiority. But I bet that quote was from the 80s (or before), the era of televangelists, before the parties swapped the role of moral scold.

Comment Re:Again like I said! (Score 0) 345

That partizan nonsense if falling for political theater. Both parties equally fuck over the average citizen to give more money to their donors. Not business in general - no pay, no play. Their used to be a bigger distinction between the two, if just which businesses they fought for. But that distinction has largely vanished, and the donors mostly give to both parties.

Comment Re:It's the economy, etc. (Score 1) 198

Don't confuse fee-for-advice financial planners with the crooks at full-service brokerages. You describe the later, but most people (even near retirement) don't have the wealth to attract those sharks.

Actual financial planners, or just plain old-school investment advice, has you mostly out of stocks at retirement. I can't vouch for "keep your age as a percentage in bonds", but it's very common advice.

Comment Re:sell movie theatre stock now (Score 1) 119

I think the intersection of people who don't plan to see the movie at the theatre, want to see the movie ahead of the otherwise public home-release date, and will spend $30 to stream something once, is small.

As a parent, I doubt it is that small. I like talking about recent movies with friends and coworkers, but don't like spending $100 on a babysitter. So $30 to watch the latest Marvel movie at home would be golden.

Comment Re:It's the economy, etc. (Score 2) 198

, I want stop complaining about Trump. He's neither a conservative nor Republican,

He's not establishment conservative nor Republican. He's very much channeling the political will of the American working class, plus those of us fed up with the corruptness and political theater of the "establishment-media complex".

Establishment Republicans, Democrats, and the old-school media (but I repeat myself) are all utterly dismissive of a very large chunk of voters in this democracy, talking down to them, calling them ignorant and racist, and in general saying "let them eat cake". A sentiment frequently repeated by Slashdot posters, I might add.

Fuck that. Trump may be far from my ideal candidate, much like Bernie was, but the vast hatred for him by the establishment, and all the self-described elite who think they're just better people than those working class brutes, demonstrates he's a "good enough" choice. I'm not a big Trump fan, but I loath the modern hipster-pseudo-intellectual progressive crowd, so: you go Trump, kick some ass.

Comment Re:It's not about the screen size, it's field of v (Score 1) 119

How much did you spend on your much better sound, amortized over the number of movies you watch?

I'm not sure what he spent, but lets say it is a very high quality $4k sound system. If he is a typical American he is watching around 1400 hours of TV per year, but lets say only 500 of that is TV where you would appreciate the sound system (the rest is news and talk shows I guess). So if he keeps the sound system for 10 years, it has cost him about $1.50 per two hours of movie / sports / high budget TV content where he is enjoying the extra sound quality.

Comment Re:Generation Z leans to the political right. (Score 1) 198

I don't know a single gen Z that is conservative, not a single one, and I live in the middle of the red-state midwest.

It's quite rare for kids to be conservative. Rarer now that schools have become progressive indoctrination facilities. People tend to become conservative around 30, once they have a job, a family, a mortgage, and generally become stakeholders in the country.

Comment Re:Again like I said! (Score 2, Insightful) 345

Stop being taken in by political theater.

The mainstream of the Dems and GOP is the same party - the Deep State. They have the same goals - protect the financial interests of large donors (most of which donate to both parties, of course). They stage these pretend-fights to give have of the entirely corrupt crowd cover on any given vote.

The Dems won the toss, and got cover for this enriching of donors. It means little.

Both parties have outsiders trying to overturn the Deep State. You can see the old-school media is 100% onboard with the uniparty by how they treat the likes of Trump and Bernie.

Trump and Bernie aren't faking. They desire actual change to this whole fucked-up corrupt system. Don't fall for the extreme-izing, the other-ing of these guys. They both have a lot of support from mainstream America. And stop being taken in by political theater.

Comment Re:sell movie theatre stock now (Score 1) 119

2 seats in a theatre. With a 75 foot screen and high-tech sound.

I like the experience of watching a movie at home better than in the theater. I have a plenty big screen and like my sound system. I also have better snacks and no one talking turning the movie.

$30 to watch a newish movie in your own home is terrible value when compared to literally every other in-home viewing option. This will interest some folks, but I suspect not very many.

I think you'll find that people with good home theater set-ups, and people for whom $30 doesn't even register as an expense overlap considerably. Not everyone is a broke student, after all.

Comment Re: Thanks Hillary! (Score 1) 109

However, there is an important distinction to be made between a media company

That's the exact point the SCOTUS considered and rejected. What about political blogs? Just in general, if you give the government the power to decide which corporation is and is not in some special category when it comes to free speech, you've ended free speech. Surely you can see that? If we trusted the government not to abuse its power, we wouldn't need a constitution in the first place.

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