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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

JDAustin I hate Comcast as much as everyone.... (255 comments)

...but for fucks sake, stop comparing the US to Sweden (or other Euro countries). Sweden is the size of California and has 9million people in it vs the US's 330million+. You cannot compare the two.

3 days ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

JDAustin Make an example of them. (246 comments)

Fine them to the max and if they shut down, they shut down. That will wake up the rest of the corps that do this.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

JDAustin This is Slashdot, not Politico (418 comments)

Can we just stop w/ the political stories?

about a week ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:What the heck are you talking about? (316 comments)

And yet the seeds to the housing crash were planted as far back as the Carter era. Trying to blame Republicans for policies instituted by both parties is just ignoring facts and wanting to always blame the other guy no matter what.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (316 comments)

What is it with your wanting to pin Obamacare onto Heritage any way you can? Is it because you think it then insulates criticism of it from conservatives?

You don't realize how much you are trying to stretch this do you.

If Think Progress came out with a study saying that gun control needs to be removed and conceal carry be allowed everywhere, and then they decided to say that that study is unworkable; would Dems be beholden to it for 20 years? Because thats what you are doing with Heritage and health care.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (316 comments)

Does Obamacare require:
      Only minimal catastrophic coverage?
      Minimal regulations on insurures?
      Tax changes to eliminate employer-sponsored insurance?
      Replacing medicare w/ vouchers?

These are all parts of the Heritage plan.

Saying that the Heritage plan is the same as Obamacare is like saying that the Ryan voucher plan is the same as the NHS as they are both health care plans.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (316 comments)

You mean the plan that Heritage came up with in the early 90's that they concluded was unworkable? Romneycare and Obamacare are nothing like that (they are worse).

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:This was done so Republicans can criticize it.. (316 comments)

RTFA - Republicans called for this to happen.

"Last Friday, Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), signed a letter calling on Holder to end Equitable Sharing."

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (316 comments)

RTFA next time -
"Last Friday, Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), signed a letter calling on Holder to end Equitable Sharing."

Republicans called for this to happen.

about two weeks ago
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Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

JDAustin Re:Waiting for Republicans to come in and defend t (316 comments)

Depends which part of the GOP you are talking about though (As the Republican party is not some giant monolithic lock step party). The Republicans that are concerned about civil liberties (ie, those who didn't think about civil liberties when the patriot act was first signed, but have regretted it) will support this move. They have seen how this program has been abused by law enforcement agencies and needs to be curtailed.

(BTW, the democrats are very predictable in opposing anything republicans do, no matter how rational it is).

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

JDAustin Why is this post even here? (786 comments)

This kind of shit belongs on DailyKos or Politico, but not on Slashdot.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

JDAustin Re:None shall pass, except... (216 comments)

It's never lost a dime and in facts runs a profit, although as they say in the industry: past performance is no guarantee of future results. But FWIW the ExIm bank has been running a surplus since 1934.

So what about the 3 Billion in long term losses it had to reveal back in '87? Additionally, per the CBO, the ExIm will cost taxpayers about 2 billion over the next decade.

The simple fact is the US taxpayer need to stop subsidizing big business. (ironically, this is something occupiers and tea partiers agree on).

about three weeks ago
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Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

JDAustin Re:None shall pass, except... (216 comments)

Elizabeth Warren is also in bed w/ the corps. Why else would she vote to continue the ExIm Bank (which is basically free money to a few large multinationals)?

about three weeks ago
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Wireless Charging Standards Groups Agree To Merge

JDAustin Palm Pre (65 comments)

And yet none of the current wireless chargers are as good as the ones for my Palm Pre (6 years ago). You didnt need a car mount with the pre charger...

about three weeks ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

JDAustin Re:But but but (330 comments)

Yet where would you build such a plant. The CA coast is filled with NIMBYS who wouldn't allow it.

about a month and a half ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

JDAustin Re:FUD and kneejerk reactions (209 comments)

And yet IRS has been used for political gain and private citizens tax information have been turned over political operatives. This was illegal under federal law, but still happened with no consequences.

What makes you think that this will not happen with private citizens medical info?

about a month and a half ago

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CNN Anchor wonders if asteroid is result of global warming.

JDAustin JDAustin writes  |  about 2 years ago

JDAustin (468180) writes "Proving that idiot anchors are not just on Fox News, a CNN anchor posed the question: "Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?”"
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