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Comment Re:Define Absolutely Necessary (Score 1) 229

Critics of Energy Star say the government should get involved in the marketplace only when absolutely necessary.

Please define absolutely necessary.

When it benefits the person involved, otherwise it's government overreach.

An example illustrating use by the uninformed, the common Tea Party rant: "Keep the Government out of Medicare." A good read is, The Truth About the Tea Party:

As Palin launches into her Ronald Reagan impression — "Government's not the solution! Government's the problem!" — the person sitting next to me leans over and explains.

"The scooters are because of Medicare," he whispers helpfully. "They have these commercials down here: 'You won't even have to pay for your scooter! Medicare will pay!' Practically everyone in Kentucky has one."

A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending ...

Comment Re:Inception (Score 1) 70

To power these new features, we'll ask your permission to sync a copy of your email, calendar and contacts to the Microsoft Cloud.

So they're going to copy your data from one cloud to another.

When will the madness stop?

Hopefully before Joni Mitchell can look at both sides, 'cause she doesn't really know clouds at all.

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