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Comment Re:I don't think it matters at this point (Score 2) 100

Only 20 years?
Are you only 20 years old?

There has always been a gap between the big boss man and the workers. Communism started because of these issues.
During the 1990s we were at a peak. Cold War ended we were for the most part at peace with the world. People were working to fix the Y2K bug or replacing their infrastructure.
It was mostly due to circumstances and the tech bubble. Not politics.

Part of the issue from getting out of the 2008 Recession is the fact we do not have too many major players that came up with something new. The few exceptions are the gig economy jobs. Were people can empower themselves to make some extra cash on their free time. The problem became when these people made it their full time jobs.

Comment Re:Google, Motorola, Intel . . . (Score 1) 265

I don't quite get the point of the article.
US bonds are a low return but safe investment. Most companies do some bonds on their portfolios just to make sure their money is diverse.
Currently bond returns are under standard inflation so the government is getting money for cheap.
Now the real question is if the government is taking advantage of this cheap money and using it to fix things that can have a greater return then what the bond price is.

Comment The original article (Score 1) 99

Makes no claims that the NSA was intercepting calls made by those people in the US, nor GCHQ in the UK. Since Air France was targeted they may have been intercepting calls made anywhere in the world.

This is, by the way, what NSA and GCHQ are supposed to be doing. Intercepting foreign (to the US and UK respectively) communications.

Comment Re:IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2 (Score 1, Offtopic) 238

IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2011 costs forced them to cut it to just low-income seniors.

No, there are no free rides. What you mean is, "Illinois decided to have taxpayers buy rides for certain people from 2008 to 2011" ... and ... "they couldn't get the taxpayers to pay even more, so they cut down the number of rides the taxpayers were buying to a more select group of those certain people."

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 254

"- If the federal reserve dramatically raises interest rates, the interest on the massive national debt will skyrocket. The government will meet payments by issuing more debt (how else?). This will lead to more inflation, not to the dollar "hitting the moon""

If the federal reserve dramatically raises interest rates, the interest on the existing massive national debt will not change one bit. The coupon rate on US Treasury bonds is fixed for the life of the bond and cannot be changed, not even by an act of congress.

The only thing that will change is the coupon rate on newly issued debt. The current coupon rate of newly issued short term bonds is 0.00%, and the only yield investors are realizing is that which is obtained by purchasing the bonds at a discount to face value.

Comment Re:You know what? (Score 1) 575

It isn't going to work.
People will keep denying even if they are swimming off the torch from the statue of liberty. Once you get into conspiracy logic, nothing is going to change their minds.

While I am a fan of free speech. These people need to get their soap boxes removed, as they are just confusing the issue. Plus the fact that Trump won in spite of the poll numbers, causes the people on the edge to slip into conspiracy reasoning, and not trust the data.

What I think we needed is some trusted method to broadcast the validity of a statements people makes over our media. To let people know what the BS Meter is.

Comment Re:Would it be positive for your customers? (Score 4, Informative) 158

Yes, more sponsored free data transfer and optimization from content providers. It's a grey area now. But "Stream Game of Thrones now without using your data, exclusively on AT&T" is something that carriers and content providers really want to do.

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