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Comment Re: No? (Score 3, Informative) 375

His activities did more to help US citizens than an single figure in the last two decades.

It's critically important for citizens to know when their government is violating the contract that makes them a nation.

Because of his actions several unConstitutional programs were suspended or scaled back. And the government had to acknowledge they lied you the governed. It also has to acknowledge it lied to other countries.

The reason he is in another country is because, when you have evidence your government is breaking the law, it is illogical to assume you can get a fair hearing under the law.

Snowden never intended to stay in Russia, he was going to Equador when our government revoked his passport. The reason he had to go through countries that aren't exactly friendly with US is because he had to go through countries that wouldn't extradite him.

Comment Re: Requires a knowledge of the job (Score 1) 205

Socialism and Feudalism are the same thing, with the exception that Feudalism has king/queen/lords while Socialism has community organizers.

I find Europeans have managed to brainwash themselves to the point that while they managed to rid themselves of their monarchs. They are still not free. They are still slaves. They are still extremely limited. Socialism punishes gifted and hard working people, and socialism retards evolution. Over time socialist countries will become ever more broke, ever more lazy and they will continually devalue individual life. *

* But WTF do I know, I'm just a kid who thinks for himself, moved to Texas as fast as I could, enjoys the ranch I bought, the horses I bought, the semi-automatic guns I LEGALLY own, the non-semi-automatic guns I LEGALLY own, running my own business and raising my four kids.

Comment Re: Benign dictatorship (Score 0) 205

A true Republic is the "least bad" type of government.

A true democracy is as violent and brutal as it is short lived.

In a Republic laws protect minority interests, minority rights and minority groups. The smallest minority group that is protected being the individual.

In a Democracy the majority rules. Within true Democracy there is nothing minorities can do about it and there is nothing to protect minority interests.

If you don't understand the differences, you're not alone. The US President often refers to the US Republican form of government as a Democracy.

Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 56

So I can say that when I picked up my "free to me" pizza, the guy printed out the receipt and asked how people were paying with cash using online purchase. I found it interesting that it didn't show up as a coupon or something, but paid in cash. The manager was holding all of these odd receipts off to the side and there were 6-10 at that point. Neither the manager nor anybody on his staff was aware of the T-Mobile promotion when I told them. This suggests there was a lack of planning at level(s) to have caused issues.

Comment Re: Nice (Score 1) 78

Paying ~$42 for each new customer that probably pays $35-$70 a month isn't diluting shareholder value the way I do accounting.

Also look at how this move actual makes T-Mobiles position stronger.

So big takeover company TBC is out there. TBC wants to buy/merge with T-Mobile to grow. TBC goes to T-Mobile to strike a deal and learns a bunch of their best customers are also share holders. How do you think the new company is going to look? AreTBC guys in suits going to be running it or is the dude with the long hair, pink shirt and converse along with customer mojo going to running it? Are TBC terms going to just enough to get minimum votes needed; not a penny more? Or is it going to focused on ensuring positive feelings and goodwill with T-Mobile shareholders/customers?

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