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Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 183

Fraud.

Nope, it's not. Specifically, there is no intent to deprive a person of their legal right and the person was in no worse position than when they started. Simply saying, "Bernie is better" does not a true statement make. That is an opinion.

So nope, not fraud. If it was fraud then pretty much every political organization and member therein would be guilty of it at some point.

Submission + - SPAM: CEOs whining about having to pay employees more money

smooth wombat writes: For the longest time we have heard companies complain no one is qualified for their available jobs. Now it seems that mantra is coming back to bite them as they can't find people to fill their available jobs. As a result, they are having to raise wages to attract people to these jobs. This in turn has lead to their latest whinings: we have to pay people more!

Why are they complaining about having to pay more money to attract and retain people? Because investors and Wall Street firms see higher wages as a drag on profit and growth rather than a raising up of people's living standards.

There used to be multiple people applying for every job. Not any longer. Now, there's barely more than one job seeker for every job opening. Keeping good employees around is harder, and businesses from Silicon Valley tech hubs down to coffee shops are increasing pay to attract and retain workers.

As a side note, as Marissa Mayer prepares to depart Yahoo! after four years of marching in place, she stands to reap a $219 million golden parachute yet no one on Wall Street is complaining about that drag on profits.

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Comment Re: They'll say anything (Score 1, Informative) 757

https://www.thestar.com/news/w...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02...

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/wo...

These hospitals have only been deliberately attacked since the Russian air force arrived and since the U.S. is nowhere near where these attacks are taking place the only logical, unalterable conclusion is Russia is deliberately bombing hospitals.

Okay Russian trolls?

Comment They'll say anything (Score 0) 757

Because your father hasn't said something then the next day flip-flopped a complete 180.

Considering your father has praised the dictator Putin, a man who has no compunction about ordering his air force to deliberately bomb hospitals, schools and market places, a man who is bent on trying to restore the former Soviet Union, you would be wise to think very hard the next time you speak about who is saying what.

Comment Re: as someone who is suffering from this... (Score 1) 247

I don't think the Valley would manage without this program.

Then they're incompetent. There is absolutely no reason to think people here, already in the industry or working their way up out of school, can't do the job just as well.

From what I see every day about the people from Silicon Valley, if these are supposed to be smart people I can only wonder what their definition of stupid is. The utter crap of software and services they pump out is staggering. Even more so when one considers the amount of money people pour down the black hole of ineptitude while claiming they're producing something worthwhile.

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 104

There is no competition when there are only two players in broadband. The head of Verizon explicitly stated they would not be competing on price when they moved into areas serviced by Comcast.

Verizon prices are effectively the same as Comcast's for the same service.*

*+/- 5 mbps for the same price.

Comment Re:Sentencing (Score 0) 83

It's the Russian trolls. They inhabit boards such as these in their vain and transparent attempt to spread Putin's propaganda. Anything which lays out facts, such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine or occupation of Crimea or its abuse of the Tartars, is immediately met with downmods or insults or anything else to try and sway opinions because they don't want the truth to be told.

After all, there is no word for truth in the Russian language.

Comment Hypocrisy at its best (Score 0) 30

IP addresses (which can often determine the user's location),

So now an IP address can be used to determine a person's location yet people on here whine about how an IP address can't be traced to someone accused of child pornography or stealing music/movies.

Would be nice if you people would make up your minds.

Comment Re:Sentencing (Score 2, Interesting) 83

There is nothing Russia can buy from any other country that they can't make themselves.

No, it can't. There are many high-tech components Russia cannot make because it does not have the technical knowledge nor manufacturing to do. If it did it would be building its own ships rather than paying France to do so or its own engines instead of from Ukraine.

You are aware they are a military super-power right?

No, they're not. Russia is only capable of attacking its weaker, smaller neighbors because it has no navy to speak of. Its sole aircraft carrier has to a have a tug come along when it goes into open waters because it breaks down so often.

There is obviously something else behind it, but BS accusations about spies and superweapons makes it easier to swallow for dumb Americans like yourself, and it fits the agenda.

Speaking of propaganda. . . How much vodka is Putin paying you folks? It's not like the ruble is worth much nowadays. And since he's destroying imported food everything costs a lot more so he has to pay you in vodka to you keep coming to the office in St. Petersburg to do your daily trolling.

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