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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

fustakrakich The big secret? (114 comments)

They're making phonograph needles...

7 hours ago
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AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

fustakrakich I don't understand (117 comments)

Why can't AT&T just buy Google?

11 hours ago
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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

fustakrakich Re:Cut off your nose to spite your face (62 comments)

With any state authority these days, as their true nature slowly becomes exposed, you have to assume the worst.

12 hours ago
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

fustakrakich Re:Surprised? (122 comments)

Regardless, communism never existed outside the textbooks. The feeble and distorted attempt to make it happen does not count. It is a theory that does not take natural biological tendencies of humans into account.

yesterday
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

fustakrakich Re: Surprised. (122 comments)

Then you admit that communism will never, ever truly be possible...

That's why capitalism works...

And you never heard me state otherwise in either case. I simply said that all systems are capitalist, merely an observation, not an opinion.

yesterday
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

fustakrakich Re:Surprised? (122 comments)

Well, I don't know what they teach you kids in schools these days, but in my time, words used to have definitive meaning that would pass through generations. Maybe that doesn't jibe with all your "living document" BS. Communism is a political theory. It exists only in books, not in life.

yesterday
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Some Bullshit Holidays Created by Lefties

fustakrakich Bullshit holidays? (2 comments)

Please! There is nothing bullshit about getting a paid day off, and besides you should like bankers holidays, it's capitalism at its best. There is nothing more upright and "libertarian" than treating your customers as shitty as *whatever the market will bear*.

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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

fustakrakich Re: Surprised. (122 comments)

Well, at least you have the old cold warriors modding up your little troll post there. But... you're still wrong. Everybody has a price. The process of agreement is capitalism, even in the most dictatorial, communist, fascist regime you can find. There is no other way to exchange goods and services. Even with a gun, which you have to pay someone to make for you, you still have to pay someone, or an army to pull the trigger. That is capitalism.

yesterday
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VK CEO Fired, Says Company Under Kremlin Control

fustakrakich Re:Surprised? (122 comments)

The Soviet Union was not communist. Like China it was state run capitalism. All countries are capitalist, with varying degrees of openness.

yesterday
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

fustakrakich Re:Something wrong at the foundation - (416 comments)

I don't know how or where this "grow or die" idea began...

It began with the universe. Everything grows as big, or accretes as much as it can, and then it explodes. It's just nature, and so are we.

yesterday
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Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die

fustakrakich Re:Okay (28 comments)

... we were better off before the Wilson Hijacking of a century past.

Waddya mean "we", *rich* man? You got a mouse in your pocket?

yesterday
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GitHub Founder Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

fustakrakich Re:Good. (159 comments)

It's good to see somebody being made an example out of.

It's always better if you get the right guy...

yesterday
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Our Education System Is Failing IT

fustakrakich participate in broader aspects of the business (269 comments)

Okay, let's start with my hours, salary, and other benefits... If they're going lay on extra workload, make sure there's a matching increase on the flip side.

yesterday
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Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die

fustakrakich Re:Okay (28 comments)

Well damn! While you're there drooling, roll the camera. I hear you can make good money with that stuff.

yesterday
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Zombie 'non-troversry' no die-die

fustakrakich Re:Okay (28 comments)

I've participated as actively as I've advocated.

I'm sure you have, but you are only advocating the same old crap with some Bondo and fresh paint. The facade is the only thing you're trying to change, in order to hide the fundamentals, not from me, but from yourselves.

yesterday
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Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

fustakrakich Re:Who watches the watchers (239 comments)

Tell me! That's why I just take my shit to the cleaners...

yesterday

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year 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 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."

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According to Hobby Lobby birth control and abortion are teh evil

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about three weeks 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 three weeks 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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The plot thickens

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Were they kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location? It's a Hollywood blockbuster in the making...

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Y'all keep on saying this every time you get caught::

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

"My actions are not indicative or illustrative of the conservative political philosophy of which I hold dear."

On the contrary sir, they are a perfect example of exactly that. It defines your "philosophy". It is its very essence, the core.

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Full Stomach.. Empty Soul

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

Evidently that is what good nutrition leads to.. Yep, only you red noses can make that connection. How many other bullshit fables are you all making up at that little powwow you're having?

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Bigotry...

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

Bigotry derived from religious principles is still bigotry...

The easy rejoinder is that conservatives believe in "smaller government" and a less coercive state, but that belief has never been a practical commitment, only a rhetorical strategy. The state grows under conservatives, and it grows under liberals. The difference is only a matter of emphasis, and frequently not even that. The truth is that these marriage traditionalists were perfectly content with state intervention in and support of their sacred institution when it hewed, more or less, to their membership requirements. Only when a bit of money and a bit of politicking rendered it a bit less restrictive, only then did those same agencies of the state become dangerous and a touch tyrannical.

See, I'm not the only one who knows what you people are up to.

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Licio Lucchesi -

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

- called several of his... counterparts to "make sure everybody's in lock step with what we're doing and saying..."

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"I looked the man in the eye.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.

I was able to get a sense of his soul..."

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"Oh goodness...

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 3 months ago

"...how can anyone stand to listen and or watch the politicians anymore?... Who in the world are these people? They look so weird and un-human. Where are they spawned? Why do we pay them any credence whatsoever?"

This definitely applies you people who think your tea party red noses will salivate you from dissentary.

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...I say to you, my friends,

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 4 months ago

...there are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of goodâwill will be maladjusted until the good societies realize. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few...

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