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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

We're talking about using the tax code to punish behavior. That is what I take exception to. If Congress votes to ban incandescent bulbs, I would be against it, but that is another matter entirely.

about 3 years ago
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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

How is a regular income tax an attempt to change the behavior of taxpayers?

about 3 years ago
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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

I didn't say they weren't needs. I said we shouldn't use the tax code to influence people's behavior.

about 3 years ago
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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

You're introducing something new. The question wasn't banning incandescent bulbs, it was whether or not the government should use the tax code to make them economically unfeasible.

about 3 years ago
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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

The tax code was not created as a tool for the government to use in directing people's behavior. It was created to give the government revenue to serve the people. The government was created for the people-- not the people for the government.

about 3 years ago
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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

We're already paying income taxes. Our income taxes should go to provide for essential government services. I for one think the government has already done too much to influence our behavior. I not convinced that mercury containing light bulbs are the best way to benefit our society either.

about 3 years ago
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Congress Voting To Repeal Incandescent Bulb Ban

hasbeard Re:Ban is not the answer (990 comments)

I would rather see the tax code used to raise a reasonable amount of revenue to meet the true needs of our country (defense, roads and other infrastructure), things that government really needs to do. Other than that, the government should keep its hands out of people's pockets.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Living Without Internet At-Home Access?

hasbeard Re:No Carrier (462 comments)

Books are good, but magazines can be a big time waster though.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft's SkyDrive Drops Silverlight

hasbeard Re:MS hate (358 comments)

I have to agree with the original poster. Usually Microsoft is criticized for taking someone else's work and adding their own proprietary elements (e.g., their own version of Java) which is incompatible with what everyone else is doing. It may not please their developer community, but it may lead to other people willing to develop for their platforms.

more than 3 years ago
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China Begins To Extend High Speed Rail Across Asia

hasbeard Re:Bad day on slashdot (387 comments)

Yes, but will it be made out of human feces???

Sorry, I can't get over that one....

Please try a little harder.

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

I perceive that further discussions will not be fruitful. I disagree with your conclusions, but I wish you the best, and as I end my participation on this topic, I will pray (privately ;) ) that God will give you a love for his Son Jesus Christ and his best for you life. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

You must have my response mixed up with someone else's. I don't believe the two passages contradict one another, and I said so. Jesus was not forbidding public prayer-- he was forbidding public prayer for the sake of drawing attention to one's own piety. If Jesus was forbidding public prayer, the Church could not get together to pray corporately, as it clearly did at times in the Book of Acts. I guess we disagree on what prayer is. To me, prayer is communicating with God, whether it is giving thanks, making a request, or confessing sin. In my view, petition is an important form of prayer, but not the only one.

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Why is suicide illegal? -- to protect YOU (838 comments)

and don't try to connect the two without any proof beyond your say-so.

Why can't he? Haven't you just got through saying that right and wrong are merely people's opinions?

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

My purpose is not to debate every alleged contradiction in Scripture. My purpose was to reply to the statement that was made earlier, i.e., your implication that there is a contradiction between the passage where Jesus condemns hypocritical prayers offered for the sake of impressing others and other passages where the Church is shown praying publicly.

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

If a person's motives for praying are glorifying God, asking for personal needs to be met, asking for the needs of others to be met, the spreading of the Gospel, and other legitimate motives that God has approved of, there is no problem. Such things are good to proclaim.

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

I'm not sure how you can discern the motives of multiple millions of people have for their praying.

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

There is no contradiction.

more than 3 years ago
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Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

hasbeard Re:Not so (838 comments)

Please also see Acts 1:14. Also, Acts 12:5. If Jesus was forbidding public prayer, the Church could never join together in corporate prayer. What Jesus was forbidding was using prayer as a means of drawing attention to oneself.

more than 3 years ago

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It's Almost Official: Open Source ATI Drivers

hasbeard hasbeard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hasbeard (982620) writes "Linux.com adds a little more substance for those eager to hear about open source ATI graphics drivers. Joe Barr reports on additional information Linux.com has obtained from AMD/ATI regarding the company's efforts to deliver source code and specifications to enable the Open Source Community to develop open source drivers for ATI graphics cards. According to Linux.com we should look for an official announcement from AMD after close of business today. The article can be found on Linux.com's site: http://www.linux.com/feature/119049"
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