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Comment Re: Less politics (Score -1, Flamebait) 109

You've become such a far left schill that you don't even realize just how stupid you sound. Being a CEO does not negate one's rights on their own time with their own money. You just don't like his stance and since you're not intelligent enough nor tolerant enough to address the topics in open civilized debate you resort to name calling, banning and censoring.

I'm done with you. You've always been a fucking joke Bruce but now you're a parody of the open source "freedom" advocate you once were.

Comment Re: Less politics (Score -1, Troll) 109

It falls under participation in politics. Forcing out CEOs who publicly support policies repugnant to the organizations own membership and supporters is good politics. You have freedom of speech, but we have freedom to decline to be associated with you and your speech.

So Mozilla is a safe space? Or is it an echo chamber? Please help me, I can't keep up with the hypocrisy.

Comment The Unknown Citizen (Score 2) 204

(To JS/07 M 378
This Marble Monument
Is Erected by the State)
He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
One against whom there was no official complaint,
And all the reports on his conduct agree
That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a
      saint,
For in everything he did he served the Greater Community.
Except for the War till the day he retired
He worked in a factory and never got fired,
But satisfied his employers, Fudge Motors Inc.
Yet he wasn’t a scab or odd in his views,
For his Union reports that he paid his dues,
(Our report on his Union shows it was sound)
And our Social Psychology workers found
That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink.
The Press are convinced that he bought a paper every day
And that his reactions to advertisements were normal in every way.
Policies taken out in his name prove that he was fully insured,
And his Health-card shows he was once in hospital but left it cured.
Both Producers Research and High-Grade Living declare
He was fully sensible to the advantages of the Instalment Plan
And had everything necessary to the Modern Man,
A phonograph, a radio, a car and a frigidaire.
Our researchers into Public Opinion are content
That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
When there was peace, he was for peace: when there was war, he went.
He was married and added five children to the population,
Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his
      generation.
And our teachers report that he never interfered with their
      education.
Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

Comment I just want some fucking choices (Score 5, Insightful) 97

Android is shit. Complete and total garbage. You're either stuck with insecure software with it or stuck with Google spyware.

iOS is at least secure but you're stuck in a walled fucking garden with Apple spying on you instead.

Just give me something with the apps I want, without the spying and with security updates, please for the love of God.

Comment Re:Weird Soviet reversal (Score -1) 742

This vote and the calls for protectionism in the USA and UK strike me as odd. Back in my day... it was the Conservatives and Republicans and similar parties defending trickle-down, supply-side, trade leads to growth, which leads to prosperity for everyone.

Now there's support for reducing freedom of movement in the UK (and other places in Europe), and for the USA to erect trade barriers. All this time, the official explanation was that international trade was not a zero-sum game, that if there's more trade, everyone eventually gains and that protectionism was BAD. I can't remember if state investment on infrastructure was even worse than protectionism, but in any case it was something that Chicago school/Republican politicians just would not have.

Sounds like now In Republican America, state interventions Trump China?

Trickle down presumes a fair trade between parties. China does not trade fairly. They manipulate their currency and play national favorites, boosting their preferred internal corporations over ones in the US. They also have what amounts to state sponsored slave labor that other countries can't compete with.

Notice China is the only country Trump is focused on, for monetary reasons as well as human rights reasons. China is a shit hole of a country propped up solely by the American economy. Without us they have nothing, so their crying right now is really just music to my ears. Fuck them.

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