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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Reverand Dave Re:Top Gear was worse. (544 comments)

I'm not sure about the 500 mile mark. Most combustion engine cars now won't go 500 miles on a single tank. If I could get 300 on a charge I think that would be totally acceptable provided I'm not going across country.

about 7 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Reverand Dave Re:Top Gear was worse. (544 comments)

You should forget that anyhow. Most of the midwest is an uninhabitable armpit.

about 7 months ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

Reverand Dave Re:Stupidity strikes again (517 comments)

There is already a lot of dumb shit on wikipedia. Wales is right to try and keep even more of those assholes off his site.

about 7 months ago
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Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch

Reverand Dave Re:Rich, white hypocrites? Say it aint so!!! (317 comments)

This is really a huge myth that has been sold to mainstream america by corporate interests. Unions are working to make businesses engines for economic growth for society instead of engines for enriching a few wealthy individuals. It's funny how so many people say "i don't believe the liberal news media" but then they buy this shit which has been spoon fed to them by the so-called "liberal news media". How many news stories have you heard in the US media about unions keeping a business out of an area, but you never hear about a business that refuses to go into an area because there is a strong union presence even though it happens all the time. Unions work in your best interest even when you don't understand that, and even though you don't deserve the protection because you'd gladly submit to corporate rule.

about 8 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Reverand Dave Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

My good sir, don't sully the "good" name of 4chan by comparing it to that filth.

about 9 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

Reverand Dave Re:Texas Barely Registers (544 comments)

The towers falling didn't take a shit on my liberties, the insane irrational response by the bushies did that in the aftermath. More to the point, it wasn't muslim teachings that were the real driving force behind those planes hitting the towers, it was western imperialism.

about 9 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

Reverand Dave Re:Texas Barely Registers (544 comments)

I have witnessed this exact behavior in my neighborhood. The Muslim boys run rampart and are just little pieces of shit because the fathers can't be bothered to parent and the mothers don't dare chastise their little princes while the girls are afraid to look anyone in the eyes. As a male it doesn't affect me, as a father it does, but only until the kids see me because they know I'm the mean guy with the nose ring that won't take their shit.

about 9 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

Reverand Dave Re:Texas Barely Registers (544 comments)

As the father of a gay child and a person that enjoys drinking and smoking marijuana, I can point out 3 examples right away. How about when I have to hear something bleeped on TV? As a person that lives in a bright blue city in a deep red state, that's another example.

about 9 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

Reverand Dave Re:Texas Barely Registers (544 comments)

I can count on 0 fingers the number of times that muslim teachings and jewish teachings have directly taken a shit on my liberties in the US, with the exception of a few South Park episodes. However I can't begin the count the number of times that ridiculous xian bullshit has ruined my day. I think the operative term in the AC's post was "in America." Muslims don't control enough of the population of affect real change in the US and the jews are happy to keep it relatively quiet, however miss Bobbie Sue from Wichita is fucking things up for everyone daily with her religious bullshit, especially in red states. I think that was the point the AC was trying to make.

Non-westernized muslims are fairly rare here in the US.

about 9 months ago
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Is a Super-Sized iPad the Future of Education?

Reverand Dave Re:iDesk (234 comments)

I called it first. There's no one to sue over and iDesk.

about 10 months ago
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Coldest Spot On Planet Earth Identified

Reverand Dave Re:Epic Fail. (182 comments)

What's a disproportionate number? I hope you're leaning toward a small number because I somehow doubt that you're going to be able to provide reliable sources for your assertion. People falling off of the roles of UI doesn't mean they got a job. Some go to school and some find less legitimate ways to try and support their family. When you go to jail, you don't get on the UI roles either. Also people getting a job doesn't mean they have a job sufficient to feed their family or one that is well met with their education. It could mean that they went from being pharmacy techs to pizza slingers.

While you're correct there are no guarantees in life that doesn't make its ok for rich lawyers disconnected from the populace they are intended to serve to suddenly yank the carpet out from under a bunch of unfortunate people. Not everyone on UI are mooches, some have just fallen on hard times and need a hand. There's no reason for such poverty in a country as rich as ours, especially since so many of the people yanking the supports from the bridge purport to follow the teachings of Christ at a time of year when we're all forced to endure their inane bullshit.

about 10 months ago
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Tesla Would Be Proud: Wireless Charging For Electric Cars Gets Closer To Reality

Reverand Dave Re:I would like to turn my nerd card in (176 comments)

I agree. I think Tesla would be like "What's taking your fuckers so long?"

about a year ago
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NSA Planned To Discredit Radicals Based On Web-Browsing Habits

Reverand Dave Re:trolls, all the way down (415 comments)

Women have been forced to pay for viagra and prostate exams, why shouldn't we cover women's health care now? You're just a bitter old man looking for a reason to complain. No one really cares what you think.

about a year ago
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NSA Planned To Discredit Radicals Based On Web-Browsing Habits

Reverand Dave Re:trolls, all the way down (415 comments)

Yeah the sun is going nova and cats and dogs are living together. The whole world is falling apart because some shitty insurance plans got canceled by the insurance companies that issued them. So much doom.

about a year ago
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NSA Planned To Discredit Radicals Based On Web-Browsing Habits

Reverand Dave Re:FP (415 comments)

Are the corporations really upset or are they just feigning indignity to appear more sympathetic to the consumers? I think if they were really upset it's because the gov't has all this juicy data that they aren't sharing with the private sector...yet.

about a year ago
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Company Wants To Put Power Plants In the Sky

Reverand Dave Re:Failure rate? (223 comments)

Try to get directions in Charles de Gaulle then talk to me about hate fueled psychos

about 10 months ago

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T-Mobile Writes The Best Press Release You'll Ever See From A Phone Company

Reverand Dave Reverand Dave writes  |  about 9 months ago

Reverand Dave (1959652) writes "At the beginning of January, AT&T directly began offering T-Mobile users $450 to switch. Apparently the company has realized that if it can't buy T-Mobile directly, it might as well just buy its customers. Now, most companies when targeted by a larger competitor in this manner might sort through a variety of responses, and I'm sure at some point, perhaps late at night under the influence of an extra alcoholic beverage or two, someone might suggest the following. But to actually go ahead with it... well... that's a bit bold. In short, T-Mobile flips the offer on its head, noting that since it only applies to T-Mobile users, AT&T users now have a "risk free" way to test out T-Mobile — and they throw in hilarious fake quotes from AT&T Mobility's CEO, Ralph de la Vega, mock the "death star" and a variety of other things you don't normally see in a telco press release — such as comparing de la Vega to Darth Vader."
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T-Mobile is scaring Wall Street for all the right reasons

Reverand Dave Reverand Dave writes  |  about 9 months ago

Reverand Dave (1959652) writes "Here’s how you know that T-Mobile is onto something: It’s making Wall Street very nervous for all the right reasons. Reuters recently talked with several financial analysts who all expressed fear that T-Mobile was sparking a pricing war in the wireless industry and that carriers were starting to actually compete with one another for our business. Or as Reuters puts it, “the intensifying competition is a new challenge to a U.S. industry long used to imposing its will on consumers, and analysts fear it could result in the loss of billions of dollars of revenue.”

It appears that Wall Street is having issue with the free market moves made by T-Mobile."

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Pope attacks mega-salaries and wealth gap in peace message

Reverand Dave Reverand Dave writes  |  about 10 months ago

Reverand Dave (1959652) writes "Pope Francis said in the first peace message of his pontificate that huge salaries and bonuses are symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality and called again for nations to narrow the wealth gap.

In his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Peace, marked around the world on January 1, he also called for sharing of wealth and for nations to shrink the gap between rich and poor, more of whom are getting only "crumbs"."

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NSA Bought Exploit Service From VUPEN

Reverand Dave Reverand Dave writes  |  about a year ago

Reverand Dave (1959652) writes "The U.S. government–particularly the National Security Agency–are often regarded as having advanced offensive cybersecurity capabilities. But that doesn’t mean that they’re above bringing in a little outside help when it’s needed. A newly public contract shows that the NSA last year bought a subscription to the zero-day service sold by French security firm VUPEN.

The contract, made public through a Freedom of Information Act request by MuckRock, an open government project that publishes a variety of such documents, shows that the NSA bought VUPEN’s services on Sept. 14, 2012. The NSA contract is for a one-year subscription to the company’s “binary analysis and exploits service”."

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No need to solve income inequality, says China's richest man

Reverand Dave Reverand Dave writes  |  about a year ago

Reverand Dave (1959652) writes "“We don’t need to solve the problem of the rich-poor gap,” said Zong Qinghou, the founder of the massive beverage company Wahaha, at a launch for a chain of luxury shopping malls. “We need to solve the problem of common prosperity.”
Zong was presumably referring to the new administration’s plan to address income inequality. He has professed even more extreme views in the past: ”I believe wealth should be in the hands of those who know how to create more wealth,” said Zong in an interview last year
According to Bloomberg’s estimate, Zong is worth $11.3 billion."

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Attorney General: Voter ID laws hurt minorities

Reverand Dave Reverand Dave writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Reverand Dave (1959652) writes "Under increasing pressure from civil rights groups to take action against a wave of state voter identification laws, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a public warning Tuesday that the new laws could disenfranchise minority voters, but he stopped short of promising the broad legal crackdown many activists are seeking.

"It is time to ask: What kind of nation and what kind of people do we want to be? Are we willing to allow this era, our era to be remembered as the age when our nation's proud tradition of expanding the franchise ended? Holder said in a speech at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70400.html#ixzz1gWYHrfsE"

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