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Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

Pros_n_Cons Re:Better idea, shut it down - it's illegal.... (537 comments)

I do hope this serves as a valuable lesson though, that just because somebody has a D after their name don't mean shit, actions speak louder than words and the only ones who can say Obama is left wing anymore is Fox news. To the rest of us it should be obvious by now what we are seeing is Dubya's third and fourth terms

Nice attempt at defending the "D" name, by separating Obama from them and instead associating him with the Republican Bushies. perhaps the message is that D's are worse because their feet aren't held to the fire nearly as much as the "R". Bush farts, and there are millions marching around the world.. Obama strips away the Constitution, and puts big brother into overdrive. and not a peep until fairly recently. Even still nowhere near the concern publicly there needs to be. I used to think it was people didn't want to admit they've been fooled. Now I'm concerned people are far more stupid than just pride. It's almost a religious denial of anything negative which scares the S*hit out of me.

about a year ago

Washington Post: We Were Also Hacked By the Chinese

Pros_n_Cons Re:Yea. Me Too. (135 comments)

The attacks all seem to begin around 8:00AM in China also. Maybe the scene has changed since my day but h4x0rs were getting ready for bed around that time. seems to me this is sponsored and they're clocking into work.

about a year and a half ago

Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland

Pros_n_Cons Article(s) didn't state a reason? (104 comments)

I didn't notice a reason in either article about why they decided to _create_ 4k jobs overseas, and spend 4 billion to do it. I'm sure those across the pond will assume its cause we're fat, stupid and lazy, well.. yes, but seems places like Ireland and Oregon are tax friendly too? I wonder how much of this we can expect with the tax the rich mentality we've recently adopted.

Here in California its already shown us what happens. They increased tax yet revenue tanked (the rich are simply moving and taking money with them). I really hope the reason to continue a hostile business environment is because we're stupid. Thats much better than the alternatives like we knowingly vote to take others money so more of us can do less. I'm not sure what fair share means exactly, but when 30,000 out of 38 million Californians pay 25% of the taxes and over 50% pay 0% at all using the word "fair" isn't the F word that comes to mind.

about a year and a half ago

Study Shows Tech Execs Slightly Prefer Romney Over Obama

Pros_n_Cons Re:Slightly (461 comments)

It appears editorializing happens everywhere.
Summery states: "Study Shows Tech Execs Slightly Prefer Romney Over Obama" on a 64% approval for Romney.
Yet later in the summery :"This is a complete turnaround from 2008 when the numbers were heavily in favor of Obama, with 60 percent of respondents saying then-Sen. Obama would be better for the sector than the Republican candidate, Sen. John McCain."

So when Romney beats Obama by 64% its slight
When Obama beats McCain by 60% its heavily in favor.

I've been up all night and clock out in an hour so maybe I'm missing something. Wonder where these wacko Fox news rednecks get this media bias stuff from? This is exactly why Obama got his clock cleaned in the debate. He hasn't been pressured by an English speaking news organization his whole term and had no idea what responses to give in a "debate" which forces you to explain your positions. BTW did anyone notice a slashdot story on the debates? I didn't search but on front page I couldn't find one. Think there would be a "story" on it here if Obama cleaned Romneys clock?
third point? watch how this post is modded down. and you wonder why fox news kicks the crap out of CNN, MSNBC, Etc.

about 2 years ago

Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers

Pros_n_Cons Re:O RLY? (1201 comments)

A friend of mine had a low paying job so he could spend 7 hours of an 8 hour job doing school work. Well after being fired he found that he made about $200 less a month to go snowboarding. Yes, its minimum wage ish, but doesn't it bother anyone that if you're surviving on 1200 a month you can quit work and only lose 200 a month. His budget was based on the gas to and from work and the lunch, etc.

This is in california now I ask you how many people do you think you're paying for to enjoy themselves on your dime.

more than 2 years ago

Verizon Wireless Goes Ahead With 'Bucket' Data Plans

Pros_n_Cons Re:What the Hell??? (376 comments)

You can keep your unlimited data plan, for a price. Rather than signing a new 2 year contract, and saving $500 on your new phone, you can pay full price for the phone, not be locked into a 2 year agreement, and keep the unlimited data package.

If you're not under contract anymore what is to stop them from just saying sorry contract over, then insert whatever plan they want on the 25th month of a 24mo contract?

I recently bought an unlimited data plan on e-bay and I was told over and over by AOL (assumption of liability) yes sir we will transfer the unlimited data. recorded her and everything. Next day I have a 2gb plan and they've been "trying" to get that unlimited data i was promised. Its just so hard to get to the people above loyalty dept who can actually honor what they said they would honor. the fun part is its $175 to cancel the plan 1 day later. no 60 days, no 14 days. Someone might not even know if they have service! The audacity of Verizon to a new customer like myself is shocking.

I've spent months trying to get a unlimited plan for a good price now all I want is to get as far away from this company as possible without paying fee. I might not have 4G on sprint, but i've had them for 3 years and not a single problem. 80gigs one month (movie rampage) and they didn't bat an eye. I feel scammed. $99 to e-bay for an unlimited account. promised a service i did not get then have to pay $200 just to get away from them. or continue their current game of.. we're trying to get it for you sir. please just pay a few more monthly bills at our insane prices while you wait.
get away from this company if you can folks. seriously.

more than 2 years ago

Beneath Africa, Survey Finds 'Huge' Water Reserves

Pros_n_Cons Re:Oh no (292 comments)

Education is the only way to achieve that. "Gifts" from the west only result in laziness, which is one primary enemy of education.

Lately I'm thinking education is the primary enemy of education. All these "educated" people are the ones telling us to spread the wealth (give away to the less fortunate) and encourage laziness here in the US. But when we do it in Africa and hurt their economy its not cool. well wtf do the socialists think will happen everywhere else you introduce free chit? We are so superior to africans that we will continue to work? That we will go out and buy steak when everyday is all you can eat pizza and pepsi? I will take a 100k student loan for a job with a standard of living that is barely above my cousin who has cable, 4 year old car, ps3, decent apt, cell phone, tv. we basically have the same stuff cept my two bedroom is a house, not an apt. Hardly worth 4 years of my life and debt. and they haven't even begun to screw with socialism the way they plan to soon as we get used to it.

I'm sure folks will point out im not as educated as them and just dont understand but i understand I work all day while he's at home downloading movies on the pirate bay so the kids can watch something new. I'm starting to want that life. I want to go fishing and never miss an episode of... anything too!

more than 2 years ago

The White House Responds To We the People Petition

Pros_n_Cons Re:Why bother (920 comments)

Didn't the democrats control the house, senate, and congress? How did republicans block anything for the first two years? The problem folks have with Iraq is that Obama kept mostly everything the same as bush. Strategy, generals, and timeline. Well wasn't that not good enough and why bush was Hitler and Obama was Jesus? I'm not sure about this just things I vaguely remember over the years.

more than 2 years ago

The White House Responds To We the People Petition

Pros_n_Cons Re:Why bother (920 comments)

Awesome. I try not to read slashdot politics at all. Facts are modded down, or flat out ignored. I wonder if people are opening their minds finally.

more than 2 years ago

DOJ: We Can Force You To Decrypt That Laptop

Pros_n_Cons Re:Still violates the 5th (887 comments)

When on jury duty this week the prosecutor explained that burglary wasn't exactly theft. He said if you went in with intent but were stopped it is still burglary. Isn't this a crime for a thought? He said as soon as you took a step in and then stepped out you were a "burglar" he was attempting to make us all feel we were as guilty as his client

more than 3 years ago

Google Voice Teams Up With Sprint

Pros_n_Cons Re:Sprint user here (115 comments)

I'll be keeping my sprint and gv separate as well. Added my GV number to sprint@home so every call i make through google voice is free. cant do that if sprint is my number.

more than 3 years ago

Google Voice Teams Up With Sprint

Pros_n_Cons Re:MMS? (115 comments)

Not everyone has a data plan on their phone. to these people isn't MMS less expensive? Plus they dont have to ask for you e-mail. I have sprint on GV and it does bug me from time to time when a hot chick txt's did you get that picture? And i've gotta respond with my e-mail, or my real sprint number and ask her to send it again.

more than 3 years ago

Teacher Asks Students To Plan a Terrorist Attack

Pros_n_Cons Re:How do you anticipate weak points (412 comments)

Why has nobody been modded up for calling you a complete and utter moron?
We're going to lump intrusion detection in with having childrens minds plot, and plan the murder of millions of innocent civilians? This is the same thing to you liberal wack jobs? fuck, we're screwed.

about 4 years ago

Chevy Volt Not Green Enough For California

Pros_n_Cons Re:I'm puzzled (384 comments)

yeah that lodi to barstow route is high traffic.
The only people going up and down hwy 5 or 99 are traveling/trucking. They got a car full of junk. these people aren't taking trains. Unless you think those IT workers in lodi/fresno/bakersfield need to commute to barstows booming job industry.
I used to think government was stupid. Now I believe they do stupid things on purpose to ruin us.

more than 4 years ago

Qualcomm Ships Dual-Core Snapdragon Chipsets

Pros_n_Cons Re:I hate patent lawsuits (168 comments)

dont know about those other phones but evo kicks the ever loving crap out of the iphone. Got mine friday and the hype is real. Battery life is fine, speed is excellent and the best part is when I drop my home inet connection i'll actually be paying the same monthly rate while still having this phone, faster speed at home and a mobile hotspot.

I went from $60 inet bill + $40 unlimited voice/text a month (no data on the phone) to 109 bucks for unlimited data in my pocket, at home, anywhere, while having this lil gadget to play with for $10 more a month (well not really seeing i get a 13% discount so i actually break even)

for you google voice users there is a perk to give you unlimited calling. just gotta check some forums. Tons of iphone users are switching I'm not sure iphones are king of the hill anymore as a device and certainly not with att

more than 4 years ago

iPad Bait and Switch — No More Unlimited Data Plan

Pros_n_Cons Re:Complain Much? (670 comments)

The new 200MB plan would probably work for most people and save them money since they have wifi in their home and work.

What plan should people get if they can get 3G but not cable or DSL where they live?

This is me. i use sprint 3g on a mobile card, and am looking into using the EVO as a hotspot. I can see att losing many customers this way. but perhaps thats the plan. getting rid of the data suckers is cheaper than building better infrastructure?

more than 4 years ago

House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

Pros_n_Cons Re:health insurance is like auto insurance now (2424 comments)

Am I the only one in this world that sees the un-sustainable direction this country is going? Our grandparents didn't think like this.

"WE" haven't really become soft. Our politicians have. Thats why this bill was rammed through without 70% of the peoples approval. "WE" still know this is wrong. The only ones that dont are the ones jealous of people who work for a living that they get nice cars and they dont. Hey i should have that car too! who do you think you are! Im a person too, im entitled!

We were already on shaky ground with debt, and stable currency. This will accelerate the shift of investments somewhere else now that top researchers will not be paid what they're worth here due to the new mentality of steal from "the rich" and every year following "the rich" will be a lower and lower salary and "the poor" will be a growing population not cause the numbers stay the same but because they'll change what poor is. Google the supplemental poverty measure.

more than 4 years ago

Health Care Reform

Pros_n_Cons Re:A false choice, of course... (2044 comments)

Fair enough. But were any of those bills past in a back door way that would be a takeover of 1/6th the economy, and something that 70% of the people dont want? I can understand the country being split on something then them pushing it through with dirty tactics, but when we're talking about something that will fundamentally change the country and the majority of people aren't in favor of it.. This is a BIG deal and it should be done the right way?

more than 3 years ago

Texas Approves Conservative Curriculum

Pros_n_Cons Re:healthcare debate (999 comments)

This is what I don't understand about America. The world is full of good examples of public health care, and yet it continues to insist that if America tried it, then it would be the Apocalypse.

can't speak for other Americans but the accumulation of debt that is being racked up is reason for me not to want it. In the middle of trillion dollar debt you want to flood the hospitals with "free" health care? Dont get me wrong it sounds nice but under my current plan I pay practically nothing through my company and am covered very well minus a few things.(things i CHOSE not to pay extra for).

I'm more and more frustrated with this "socialist" type of system. this woman at work with 4 kids getting 15k back in taxes between her and her "husband" who's really just a guy who screws her and knocks her around while i PAY 18k a year in taxes and watch her buy rims/car stereo/furniture with it. It makes me want to puke. seriously. Cause i dont pop out kids like a pez dispenser and I got a good job i should be penalized so immigrants can flood my state and buy rims? sorry i call bullshit. The less you make, the less educated you are, the more kids you have. the more the system should penalize you, not reward you. We're encouraging people to take seasonal work and breed like rabbits so they can get the same paycheck as you and me.

oh something else fun? she refused our companys healthcare plan cause she gets it for "free" anyway. Sometimes i think she tells me all this just to piss me off. Amazing i can quit my job in IT, get a job picking grapes 3 months outta the year and have basically the same standard of living after the CARE programs, welfare, tax refunds, gov housing (they pay 300 a month for a new 3bdrm home) yes its small and with other project housing but its a house.
Why dont we just all quit our jobs and live off the government unless we're making over 60k a year? or is this the plan?

more than 4 years ago

China Emphasizes Laws As Google Defies Censorship

Pros_n_Cons Re:Looks like email and the desktop were not enoug (320 comments)

No. unless thos "dissidents" were charged with a crime such as "murder". Its not a crime to voice opinion in the US. Unless you're using hate speech far as i know. MLK was a "dissident" And is regarded as one of our greatest hero's ever.
In china could a man like this get on TV for speeches every week and hold marches? I dont know im asking.
I'm of the opinion that there are worse things than civil war. The one the US fought was worth it. I'm sure many black people agree with me.

more than 4 years ago


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