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Comment Re:It's the economy, etc. (Score 0) 198

He's very much channeling the political will of the American working class, plus those of us fed up with the corruptness and political theater of the "establishment-media complex".

Uh, no. What Trump says and what he does are opposite things. He says "insurance for everyone," he supporting a healthcare bill that will take away insurance for 26M Americans. What the working class doesn't understand is that ObamaCare covers them, either directly through an exchange or indirectly through small business tax credits. They will get hit the hardest under TrumpCare.

Translation: "Fuck you, working class! My billionaire buddies and I are getting a $200K tax break that was funding ObamaCare."

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 345

If this means they can make some money by selling my info then perhaps my internet bill out-of-pocket will come down over time.

No, it just means they'll make more money.

Here's the key idea you have to understand when you see moneyed interests enabled to make yet more money:

"Trickle down" is a metaphor for the moneyed interests pissing on your head.

Also, this.

Comment he is looking at it wrong (Score 1) 100

While the GOP continue to waste money on the SLS/Orion debacle, they are also continuing funding for new space, though it was left open.
If money is spent on multiple private space stations, along with sending us to the moon VIA NEW SPACE, then it will allow for the infrastructure to be put in place and the price for launches, space operations, etc to drop. And a once a month launch of the BFR to the moon/space would help him far more than direct cash will.

Comment Re:It's the economy, etc. (Score 1) 198

Most baby boomers don't have their retirement in stocks anymore -- any decent financial manager would have converted the bulk into more stable investments long ago.

Not after the Great Recession. Some seniors have 95% of their portfolio in the stock market to juice returns.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/stocks-have-tripled-since-crisis-but-low-rates-are-still-squeezing-savers-1488969009

Comment Re:three reasons: (Score 1) 198

No argument on the coffee, but likely they are riding on their parent's cell plan getting that unlimited data for $10-$15 bucks a month while Daddy pays the main fee.

My parents paid for my voice-only cellphone for ten years. The catch was to call my mother every day since my older brother couldn't be bothered. Those calls weren't easy when she was drunk and bitching about my brother, and quite painful in the weeks before she died from breast cancer. After she passed away, the cellphone got transferred into my name and I only had to call my father five days a week for eight years until six weeks before he passed away from throat cancer.

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