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Comment Re: Trump! (Score 1) 488

Right. If you own stock, you own it. If it becomes nearly worthless, you own nearly worthless stock. You can choose to sell it or walk away from it ... but no, you don't get it taken from you by the Obama administration who then props it up with government loans so it's once again worth something and then have it handed over to political supporters as a prize.

Comment Re:Boko Haram? (Score 1) 250

So, instead of rambling on, how about specifically explaining how Boko Haram's murdering of villages full of people and kidnapping the young girls and subjecting them to gang rapes and forced marriage is a function of climate change. Be very specific. How does the climate change cause the rape? When a man decides to rape a woman and tells her village it's because they're not Muslim, what is the actual, climate-based reason for that rape? Specifically, please.

Comment Re:Trump! (Score 1) 488

It wasn't stolen from GM, it was stolen from the investors who owned the stock. Which you know. There wasn't anything "normal" about that transaction. Especially the part where it wasn't really a transaction at all, but a government-enforced transfer of wealth from private investors and retirement funds into the hands of a politicized labor union. Which you know.

Comment Re:Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde (Score 1) 94

Shouldn't Pinkium be matched with Brainium?
"What do you want to do tonight, Brain"
------
Brain: Any questions?
Pinky: Yes, do you know the way to San Jose?
[Later]
Brain: Make a right at Oxnard.
Pinky: Come again?
Brain: It's the way to San Jose. You get to Oxnard and make a right.

Comment Re:Democrats are the enemy (Score 1) 549

How can you keep saying that while Trump keeps proving that he's only draining the swamp because everyone he wants to hire is at the bottom?

People keep repeating this meme, but always carefully avoid mentioning which "bottom," for example, is occupied by, say, Gen. Mattis. Or former Sec. Chao, or Gov. Haley. Be specific. In which way are these people the "bottom" of something? They're all going to agree to never lobby for foreign entities, and go half a decade after they leave office before they can do that work domestically. Which awfulness do they represent, to you?

Submission + - House Science Committee Tweets Climate-Change Denying Breitbart Article (businessinsider.com)

xtsigs writes: On Thursday, The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology tweeted a misleading article published by Breitbart about the state of the global climate.

"Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists," the tweet read, citing an article from The Daily Mail. Apparently, the portions of our government responsible for overseeing public funding for science are getting their information from tabloids.

Senator Bernie Sanders responded to the tweet, asking, "Where'd you get your PhD? Trump University?"

Submission + - Trump Picks Staunch Opponents of Net Neutrality to Oversee FCC (fortune.com)

mmell writes: Fortune Magazine reports that President-elect Donald Trump has selected two staunch opponents of Net Neutrality to oversee his administration's policies regarding the Federal Communications Commision.

From the article:

Jeff Eisenach, an economist who has been on Verizon’s payroll, and Mark Jamison, who formerly worked on Sprint’s lobbying team and now heads the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, on Monday were named to Trump’s “agency landing team” for the Federal Communications Commission.

I suppose that's one way to ensure that the marvelous communication mechanism that is the internet is brought under appropriate control. Who'll care about social media or streaming video if the sources are throttled at 28.8/57.6 kilobaud? Of course, Twitter will almost certainly be exempt — it wouldn't do to have POTUS's tweets go unread because of bandwidth limitations now, would it?

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