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So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party

fustakrakich Re:Rule of law (19 comments)

So, maybe now you can see why it's so difficult to distinguish the "left" from the "right"? Both are after the same thing, and both fuel the contempt that the lumpenproletariat has for itself, which is what keeps them in their place, and *them crazy baldheads* up on top...

7 hours ago
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Practical socialism

fustakrakich Re:What's your point? (23 comments)

Any centralized, planned economy is a policy of failure.

As is everything that is dependent on the intellect of man. It's all very high maintenance. That's why your capitalism works so well. It requires no intellect, and certainly no "morality" of any kind. It is a natural predator and prey relationship. And all attempts to regulate it have been quite farcical at best. Can't expect much different when sociopathy is the dominant trait of those we support.

7 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

fustakrakich Re:Israel needs ammo. California needs water. (691 comments)

It is; however, responsible for protecting the United States against foreign attackers.

I didn't know those little rockets could reach the coast.

yesterday
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So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party

fustakrakich Re:"Waddya gonna do, eh?" (19 comments)

Well, then, that would be an admission that we are slaves to our biology, wouldn't it? Because natural law is all you got.

yesterday
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So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party

fustakrakich Re:"Waddya gonna do, eh?" (19 comments)

Aren't you one of those who go around proclaiming that "human nature" precludes anything else?

yesterday
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So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party

fustakrakich No, the problem isn't new (19 comments)

nor unforeseen

And hey pudge, the law is like words, defined by common use, not written statute. I mean, with all this yammering about precedence and case law, I guess all this shit is pretty flexible, and the guy with the best presentation wins. Waddya gonna do, eh?

yesterday
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

fustakrakich Absurd? (242 comments)

Hey, it worked, didn't it? I think that's the idea here.

yesterday
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

fustakrakich Re:*Yawn* (117 comments)

like a loaded F-150 pickup.

Yeah, it will be loaded with batteries, and a diesel generator to keep them topped off.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

fustakrakich Re:Abusing Ice... (484 comments)

No, you're abusing your back by sitting in front of a computer all day long. "Making a living" is fairly addictive.

2 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

fustakrakich Re:wat - There are real cirles! (225 comments)

Math is nuts. All those points and lines that can't exist outside of Flatland

2 days ago
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Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo

fustakrakich I got one of these (61 comments)

It's all covered in cat hair, which it leaves everywhere.

3 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

fustakrakich Re:wat - There are real cirles! (225 comments)

We want... a shrubbery!

So, would a 360 degree arc drawn with a very good sturdy compass suffice?

3 days ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

fustakrakich Re:Transparency (139 comments)

Vote for good overlords...

4 days ago
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The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads

fustakrakich Good for them (140 comments)

I'm all for efficient killing... wouldn't want to break a nail.

4 days ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

fustakrakich Re:Citation needed? (165 comments)

Well, if he is an alien, let's make sure he doesn't overstay his visa.

4 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

fustakrakich Re:But what IS the point they're making? (318 comments)

You most certainly can, and satellite and everything. I remember the old days, when we had to go out and crank the old four meter C band dish that was standing on the only piece of concrete on the whole property by hand to find another bird.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

fustakrakich Re:Customer service? (877 comments)

If they can evacuate an airplane in 90 seconds, why can't they load them just as fast?

5 days ago

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate"
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Good News on the Free Speech Front

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers...

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions."
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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "

The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper.

If the answer is "no", all male customers over 18 will be immediately tagged as pedophiles."

Journals

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So... you like to play word games, eh?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  3 days ago

Okay, which country is called Democratic People's Republic of Korea?

Hint: It's not Congo

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Hey babe, mod bomb here often?

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

Apparently someone in my friends list has a bunch of points to blow off. Somebody who knows how to game the system by not posting for a few days. I know that trick too. It works every time, being automated and all. But I like being a motormouth between gigs. I just might leave this account for all to see the abuse and just make another.. You'll know if it happens

I see you...

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According to Hobby Lobby birth control and abortion are teh evil

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 4 months ago

But that's only if their employees might benefit. If their hedge funds benefit, well then, all bets are off. Any ruling in their favor would be most egregious, but will definitely prove that wealth/power does not concentrate in DC. It is funneled through on its way to business that owns it. This is how capitalism works, even in so-called "communist" countries. If these people are going to demand that their taxes match their "morals", they damn well better make sure their investments do the same.

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There is no dichotomy between socialism and capitalism.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 4 months ago

Socialist leaders are just as capitalist as Warren Buffet and Carlos Slim. They simply take a different route to profit, and not really all that different when you remove the layers of abstraction. All of them use the state to their advantage. They all need an army to protect their fortunes. "Communism" in China, or anywhere else is nothing but state run capitalism, kinda like watching closed circuit TV. I believe American/European capitalists would like the same thing. They want consumers, not competition. This would be their motivation to turn the internet into TV, for instance. They want concentration of property/wealth/power through mergers and acquisition. They do not want decentralization. That is just "chaos" to them. The market collective has just as much, if not more disdain for the individual. It's what the market will bear, not the person. They use the force of law (government) to steal our wages and pensions. Capitalists are collectivists. It is their power*, which manifests itself through government, that we must redistribute more evenly.

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