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Comment Re:Maybe, but maybe not (Score 4, Insightful) 162

Problem is that, unlike Amazon, which has huge barriers to entry (those warehouses cost money, and so do the schmoes who schlep the stock around inside), anyone can create a web app and let people post that they're looking to "share a ride from point A to point B". The drivers bear all the capital and running costs, as well as the legal risk.

Comment Hudson: oh jezus, this ain't happening... (Score 0) 75

  • Hudson: this can't be happening man, this isn't happening
  • Alverez: Alright, we got seven canisters of CN20 nerve gas, I say we role them in there and nerve gas the whole fucking nest
  • Hicks: it's worth a try be we don't know it will have any effect
  • Hudson: lets just bug out an call it even, what are talking about this for
  • Ripley:I say we take off nuke the entire site from orbit...it's the only way to be sure
  • Hudson: (draws a breath) Fuckin A

Comment Re:Rose tinted glasses (Score 1) 512

So they're pikers compared to Communists and Socialists, who have worldwide under many "leaders" actively murdered millions and caused many millions more to die? Stalin alone is measured to have been responsible for 20M deaths.

Two problems with that capitalist propaganda:

1) The figures are pulled out capitalist asses

2) It blames communists for every death from famine, something capitalists never do to capitalist-created famines

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 0) 938

It's important because the linguistic analysis that identified migrations and population groups disproves certain 19th century racial theories.

And what's that got to do with anything?

I haven 't studied the history of India, but my understanding is that the British colonials found a less hierarchic society and turned it into a more hierarchic society

Perhaps you should study more. The caste system existed before the Romans, let alone anything recognisable as Britain.

But what's that got to do with anything?

Comment Re:Libertarianism In Two Sentences (Score 1) 512

Libertarianism is an important and necessary philosophical counterpoint to overwhelming collective power.

Which is laughable, when the overwhelming collective (and oppressive) power throughout human history has come from concentrated wealth and power. Libertarianism does nothing but strengthen the power of those monied interests by removing the token restraints placed on their power.

Submission + - Science Fiction Actor Bill Paxton Dies At Age 61 (ew.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Bill Paxton starred in a surprising number of cult science fiction favorites. After playing the blue-haired punk rocker who confronts The Terminator , and the mean older brother in John Hughes nerd comedy Weird Science, Paton was cast as private Hudson in Aliens , the soldier who at one point wails "Game over, man!" Sigourney Weaver called his performance "brilliant', while James Cameron said Paxton's character released some of the audience's tension. "Bill made up different dialogue on every take, and he was yelling it over a machine gun, so none of it actually recorded."

Paxton also appeared in Predator 2, Apollo 13, Twister, and James Cameron's Titanic. Most recently provided the voice of the executive Kahn in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and had a recurring role as Hydra agent John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

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