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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

visualight Re:Past due not reported by companies (515 comments)

Why do you think it's appropriate for you to come to such a conclusion ( and then give it voice )?

Hmm. I'm not sure how my level of personal preparedness has anything to do with whether or not another persons actions are justified...Or is this just an opportunity for you to feel like you're a better man than you really are? Perhaps from your post I can deduce that you are a (narcissist|bipolar|insecure|compensating) and then say as much?

Seriously. Fuck You for thinking it's your place to leap to a personal judgement like that. You have to be a complete idiot to NOT realize your own lack of perspective (which you still do not have) on MY complete situation at that time.

Jerk.

8 hours ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

visualight Re:Past due not reported by companies (515 comments)

For anyone thinking of hosting with singlehop: the reason I canceled was because they kept my CC number against my explicit instructions. I found out because they hit my account two days later. They said it was an innocent mistake, the timing of the billing cycle, and refunded me. But they overdrafted my and it cost me hundreds.

yesterday
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

visualight Re:Past due not reported by companies (515 comments)

I got in an argument with singlehop over canceling my account...I called AND submitted a ticket AND the ticket was acknowledged but some woman in billing claimed I didn't follow the "new process" and that I never really canceled. Just last week I noticed that they have $180 against me on my credit report and now I have to either pay them money I don't owe them or find a lawyer in Chicago. One sided indeed.

yesterday
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

visualight Re:Stop insulting scumbags. (198 comments)

Wow you really added to the discussion there.

FTA:
Last week, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Tennessee Republican who has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the cable and telecommunications industry, introduced an amendment to a key appropriations bill that would prevent the FCC from preempting such state laws.

5 days ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

visualight Re: Not about leaks (282 comments)

Now THAT is interesting. If everyone who works at Airbus gets national health care, Airbus has lower costs vs Boeing. ?

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

visualight Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Everyone understands it.

Everyone understands that wealth can be created.

Everyone also understands the difference between creating new wealth and acquiring wealth that already exists.

No one believes the economy is precisely a zero sum game. NO ONE.

The phrase "zero sum economics" is only popular because of the propagandists employed by think tanks made it popular. These are the same people who (brilliantly) made trendy to call democrats 'fascists' back when Bush was in office --because it was inevitable for Bush to be called the same eventually, and they successfully preempted it by appropriation. The same with "class warfare". The moment it begin to dawn on people that supply side (voodoo) economics is effectively a war on the middle class and poor, they also realized the propagandists had already appropriated the phrase.

These are also the people who provided the likes of you with phrases like 'class warfare' , 'statist', etc. etc. "Re-framing" is their specialty, and they actually employ people to come up with juvenile insults and labels that can be used as "argument enders". Phrases like "the theory that an arrow could never hit a moving turtle, because over small enough intervals, it only moves a negligible fraction of the distance"...which of course is a belief that no one holds, and moreover, doesn't remotely address the topic in dispute.

Now, before you get started, I am certainly no democrat, and no fan of Obama. I am interested in the truth, and I know the truth is NOT connected to any kind of 'ism, nor any economic or political THEORY raised to the level of dogma such as "free market capitalism" (there is no such thing). And the truth is, our economy has been based on the "supply side economics theory" since Reagan, without change, under every President including now under Obama. Everyone who --really-- understands it knows it (supply side economics) is a lie and some of them have even admitted it. But it won't change, and they'll continue to perpetuate the lie, continue to manipulate people LIKE YOU, because it ENRICHES them.

We live in an oligarchy where people are irrationally accused of belief in nonsense like "zero sum economics" or of engaging in "class warfare" because the --really-- smart people at the top know it helps prevent otherwise intelligent people from actually engaging in constructive discussion (and ending the oligarchy).

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

He didn't correct a goddamn thing! Neither have I denied writing anything even once. He made a bunch of assertions that ARE NOT TRUE, and importantly do not alter the points being made. Also, calling me a raving leftist was Step One(tm). And you, you're picking sentences apart trying to find a way to say I'm wrong, and you fail. As if you don't understand what you're reading.

The topic is SCARCITY. I'll simplify it for you:
OP=Shit is not scarce.
MP=Shit is scarce!
MW=The amount of shit in the world can change! You raving leftist.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

First, go back to top of this thread and re-read it. Really read it you lunatic. Notice that where I say 'arable land' I also say 'tenement buildings'. My bad mixing arable and livable in the same sentence. Douche.

Second, realize that -I- am trying to make an on-topic point, relevant to the OP. You, you have no point other than to do battle on the internet with 'raving leftists'.

Third, is there an infinite amount of arable land on this planet or is there a finite amount of land on this planet? Or have you invented some kind of boolean loophole?

Fourth, YOU are the one who sees people as leftist or not, I don't have such view and do not self-identify with any kind of 'ism, because I fucking know better. So go question your own 'world view' ideologue.

Done.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

This is probably where I should call you out on arable being not at all finite, but I'll just ask you this: Do you have point of your own to make here? Besides calling me a raving leftist that is...

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

good points.

I can only counter that the shoe factory in Vietnam exists to serve a demand in the U.S. If this is a global economy without real trade barriers, then my assertion still holds.

Your choice of Ethiopia as a comparison country is interesting in that people in Ethiopia are measurably happier than people in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

I'm just saying that relative wealth matters.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

I put the qualifier effectively in that sentence for a reason. Go play Gotcha with someone else.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

You posted a list of assertions that accuse me of making assertions, where all of your arguments are simply counter-assertions.

*Technological advances continue to increase land that is arable...
--right, so land is not a finite resource anymore. good to know.

*Currency is only a measurement...blah blah blah,
--which is why it is effectively fixed for christs sake.

*Tax cuts do not cause anything...
--EXACTLY! so let's not use the promise of new factories to justify tax cuts anymore.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

Thanks for the link, I bookmarked it for later.

I'm not denying that resentment (acrimony, hatred, w/e) exists. I'm denying that it's a generational/cultural phenomenon, or initiated by a propaganda campaign.

People are realizing that the construction job that paid $20/hr 30 years ago STILL pays $20/hr. And the "justifications" given for the situation aren't believed --people seeing our economic system as intentionally rigged, and they're not happy with that realization.

about two weeks ago
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Rocket Scientist Designs "Flare" Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster

visualight It's sooo obvious (204 comments)

Once again, -after- someone else makes something I think, wow that's so obvious.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

The amount of arable land in the world is fixed. Some people live on a thousand acres, some people live in a tenement building.

The amount of currency in the world is effectively fixed even in a fractional reserve system.

Concentrated wealth does not create jobs, distributed wealth does. If there is a demand for shoes (lots of people want and can afford shoes), there WILL be a shoe factory. If people cannot afford to buy new shoes every year then there will NOT be a shoe factory and no amount of tax cuts for the wealthy will cause there to be one.

Money goes where money is, like gravity. If it's not broken up and dispersed from time to time the gears will eventually grind to a halt. --this is why there will always be a death tax btw.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

Yeah I've seen that. And I'm sure that more of that is inevitable if the way our economy works doesn't change. The behavior your describing is the -effect- of relative income inequality (trickle down supply-side economic policy) growing wider over the last 35 years. And it's going to get worse, much worse, and it's going to cost "us" a lot more to ignore than if we actively alter course.

Emotion based outrage, increase in crime rates, riots, and eventually violent revolution are the -predictable- effects of growing relative income inequality and loss of social mobility. And, as in the past, the powerful and elite are digging in their heels -which actually makes the situation worse.

The point is, this is not an issue specific to any generation or culture being more prone to jealousy than another. It's a predictable -response- of every human population in similar circumstances.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

Wow. Please record some of your observations and discussions and upload them to youtube. OMG I will send you money if you do.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

visualight Re:this is a good thing (230 comments)

So if you could remake the world you would be a serf? Because under feudalism that's your only choice, and it doesn't matter how smart you are or how hard you work, your circumstance will NEVER improve.

If you're under the delusion that YOU would fare differently because you're (ahem) *special*, realize that what enables that delusion is the democracy and equality GIVEN to you by previous generations of socially conscious activists.

There are only so many chairs at the top, and NONE of them have your name on it peasant.

about two weeks ago

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visualight visualight writes  |  more than 7 years ago

visualight (468005) writes "I've been watching forums and mailing lists for the past year, with a google search binge here and there for any info on Linux support from Epic's upcoming UT3. NOTHING. It's not like no one's asking, there's no way Mark Rein isn't aware of all the threads posted, he is clearly avoiding the question. Why not just say yes or no? In either case what's motivating Epic to pretend we're invisible? Can slashdot help force an answer? Would doing so push Epic to drop any Linux plans out of spite? http://utforums.epicgames.com/search.php?searchid= 255245 (search "linux" on epics ut3 forums)"

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