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  • Jul 28th, 2017 @ 2:06pm

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    I like this judge and the fact that he seemed to be concerned with a citizen's constitutional rights and all...
    Maybe he actually is, but I kinda started wonder about that once I read the part about the Hartes being former CIA employees and their family connection to the NYPD and Naval JAG corp.
    That kinda changes the dynamic a bit.
    Ordinary citizens probably would not have been afforded that effort.
    Perhaps, but more likely not.
    Seems more like a case of a small police department messing with the wrong people.

  • Jul 28th, 2017 @ 10:57am

    It's soooooo confusing!

    Wait now...
    I'm confused...
    Both product are liquids, so they must be the same...
    But they both use red in their logos and so does Stolichnaya vodka, so that means they are both vodkas...
    And the font on the E&B logo is very similar to the font of J&R's Steakhouse and since both products use ampersands in their logos...
    Both products must be Steak Vodka...
    Both names start with an E and the E in E&J refers to the name Ernest, and that is very similar to Ernie, and since I know about Ernie and Bert, the B must stand for Bert...
    So both products are Steak Vodka, made by the rival muppets on Sesame Street... Right?
    Okay... Got it.
    It was very confusing, but I figured it out.
    I'm glad their stupid lawsuit cleared this up for me.
    Okay, Ernie & Bert Gallo... I want my Steak Vodka now.

  • Jul 27th, 2017 @ 4:02pm

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    $50 gift certificate... Wow.
    That'll make everything right... Kinda restores my faith in mankind.

  • Jul 27th, 2017 @ 5:29am

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    I would have found Tit List funnier... But only for like a nanosecond.
    But now I'm aware of Titlist's logo and how stupid, unimaginative and thin skinned they are.
    Now I'll only ever see Tit List in their logo.
    This is the Streisand effect in action.

  • Jul 26th, 2017 @ 9:50am

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    I'm pretty sure when smart toilets come out, someone will find a way of analyzing what you had for dinner the night before and selling that data too.
    Smart is the new stupid.

  • Jul 25th, 2017 @ 8:51am

    Regulations are the devils playground...

    So no regulations means a perfect world and everyone gets a magical unicorn... Right?
    Do monopolies sometimes stay monopolies because it is often too expensive to bother to compete?
    Well, duh... Yeah...
    Because they got to be monopolies in the first place...
    And that's a flat a out disingenuous argument against proper regulations.
    Stop making it look like people hate democracy or are communists because they support reasonable rules of conduct.
    Arguing against reasonable rules of conduct is what destroys democracies.
    Nobody is denying any industry a right to be successful.
    It's what unregulated industries do with their $$$ influence that that is the problem.
    They use that power and influence to install and support corrupt human refuse the likes of which we see floating around in Washington, passing themselves off as the representatives of the people of this nation...
    All to allow these monopolies to grow more profitable and influential and recklessly manipulate government to their advantage.
    Where is the "We the People" in that?
    Anyone who can't see this is either stupid or deliberately blind to history.
    You can make up any stupid "free market" nonsensical arguments you want to exemplify "why regulations are evil" and they will still be bullshit...
    For the simple reason that you are trying to get everyone to ignore human nature...
    When has creating a system devoid of consequences to select individuals or entities ever benefited the general wellbeing of a society?
    But then again I suppose that those who try to debunk the need for reasonable regulations, don't care about anything but their own comfort and wellbeing, because they are in one way or another associated with a regulated industry and wish to grab way more then their fair share of the pie, should they get the chance.
    Please stop making stupid arguments up and just be honest and say "regulations are bad because they are inconvenient to my chosen line of work and prevent me from getting everything I deserve in life at the cost to others life, liberty and pursuit of happiness"...
    That's a far more honest argument.
    At least you'll have that one speck of honesty to point to.

  • Jul 18th, 2017 @ 10:49am


    Quote: "If you want government to decide who, where, and how you get to participate in the economy, why not just take all ownership away from everyone and just let the government own all business. Sure is funny that the one thing that will always exist is the one thing NO ONE plans to combat, except the founding fathers... they were the only ones."

    Uh... Yeah, sure... Asking corporations to abide by reasonable rules of fair play is draconian law that will destroy the economy and end innovation.
    The standard tired retort of those who fear playing fair or being bound by rules.
    I love the way corporate shills and blind fools always turn the word "regulation" into a link to socialism or communism.
    Citizens abide by law.
    Corporations must have some regulations, because that is their equivalent.
    People who advocate against regulations are either stupid or wishing to do something illegal or unethical.
    Criminals and cheats decry law and fair play.
    Plenty of companies play by the rules and do well, it is always those that wish for an unfair advantage, to exploit consumers and desire no threat of responsibility for their actions, that cry the loudest when they are faced with rules.

    The final part of the statement shows a complete or willful misunderstanding of the intentions, beliefs and warnings to future generations that the founding fathers espoused.
    In their time they fought to bring about a democratic government and wrest power from the monarchy and give it to the people.
    In our time we must wrest democracy back from those that stole it and flat out bought it from those that never cared for it to begin with.
    Democracy is much more then doing as you please and answering to to no one.

  • Jul 11th, 2017 @ 4:02pm

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    Pai knows who is behind this, he is committing fraud and excepting bribes from the ISPs and others in one way or another.
    You would have to be blind and stupid to not see how corrupt and ingenious this clown is.
    It's really sad that this is what passes for government at this point.

  • Jul 11th, 2017 @ 3:52pm

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    Once upon a time there were these things called demo disks... You could play a level or two...
    If a game sucked you knew it and didn't buy it.
    In some cases games that you thought you had no interest in proved to be worth buying.
    What probably killed that was the idea you could trade it in if it sucked (yeah, but for pennies on the dollar)...
    Over the years how many games felt like you were doing the beta testing for the developers?
    Refunds make for better, more complete and thought out games.

  • Jun 19th, 2017 @ 8:21am

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    Aren't most... Er... All cable providers also ISPs... Seems logical they would want to milk the dying industry for every last drop, install their mouthpiece Mr. Pai to kill net neutrality so they can dictate how the Internet is run and after killing off cable have a totally clean playing field that they absolutely control....
    It's probably more complicated than that, but it seems like a feasible root plan...

  • Jun 16th, 2017 @ 8:40am

    Typical greedy-blind cluelessness

    The GTA series was once one of my favorite games because of the freedom and openness of the game.
    Over time they narrowed your freedom in the game, especially for console users and made the game more blatantly monetized.
    The games may have gotten bigger and better looking, but like every company that "knows better than you" they ignored the long time fan base and did everything they could to alienate long time customers.
    Given the way they trolled the fans with that stupid viral mural pseudo-mystery in the last game, I hope with this move, the fans finally stop bitching and stop buying.
    Pushing back and negative press which effects their bottom line is the only way to show them they don't know better then you.

  • Jun 12th, 2017 @ 6:26am

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    It's so weird how spies, terrorists and people up to no good were ever able to exist and do their thing in the age before the Internet...
    So I'm guessing that the convenience of the Internet has made it the de facto method of nogoodniks to ply their trade and they all decided to sign an agreement with each other to never again use hand passed notes, secret codes and other traditional methods...
    Oh... Then her arguments makes total sense.

    And plus 10 for the hypocrisy.

  • May 26th, 2017 @ 9:20am

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    Sadly, none of this information is ever mentioned in the "popular" media... So only people who actually are knowledgeable about this in the first place are even following this... Everyone is watching the Russian distraction machine masquerading as a president and his train wreck side show of supporting players cavort for the cameras, while the real and lasting damage is being done to education, consumer protection, Internet freedom, environmental protection, worker safety and god knows what else...

  • May 24th, 2017 @ 2:21pm

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    Yes RNC, do more to make everyone detest the Republican Party as much as friggin possible... May I suggest hiring mufflerless vans with huge loudspeakers to go through quite neighborhoods at 3 AM blaring your messages of political bliss... I think that's the edge you are looking for... Do it! Do it!

  • May 22nd, 2017 @ 3:24pm

    An astounding level of ignorance...

    "It shows an astounding level of ignorance about the internet and technology, and seems to be written by technically illiterate people who fall for internet hoaxes and now only think of the internet in terms of what they fear about it."
    I'm never astounded by the level of ignorance displayed by the ignorant, but it's sometimes the supplemental levels of stupidity that are truly impressive.

  • May 15th, 2017 @ 8:41am

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    Just one more reason to hate Holloywood... $$$$ above all else.
    To get their pound of flesh, they'll open another new door for people's rights and privacy to be taken away... And if it leads to a few crummy dissidents going to jail or being killed... Well, that's a small price to pay for their comfort and splendor.

  • May 13th, 2017 @ 10:30am

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    Hey, while they are at it sue citrus trees and the prison system for excessive use of orange too... What kind of an insignificant bullshit company does this... Oh yeah, those guys.

  • May 11th, 2017 @ 5:52pm

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    This would be troublesome if Russia had ever been a democracy... But this is Russia you are talking about. Aside from getting a new flag, and rebranding themselves as the Russian Federation, nothing much freedom and human rights related has changed there since the old Soviet days.
    But then again the Republicans have kinda invited the Russians to participate in the workings of our government... So yeah, maybe we should be concerned about what they are doing to their citizens.

  • May 11th, 2017 @ 5:36pm

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    So now nobody can use the word "prey" in a video game title or they are depriving Bethesda of their rightful income.
    Yes, Pete Hines..."cool" does not have anything to do with this... But "stupid" and "greedy" do.

  • May 9th, 2017 @ 5:36pm

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    "Concur"? That's not a Trump word...

    Someone wrote that for him... The Trump version probably went more like:

    Hey Jim,
    I got some papers from Jeff and Rod those attorney general guys... They are saying I aught to fire you as soon as possible. But I want everyone to know I thought of it first.
    I was way, way ahead of them on this, but I'm gonna give them this one and let them say it was their idea... I think you did a huge job, it was wonderful, but basically I'm firing you right now.

    I really appreciate that favor you did for me with the emails, and how you kept telling me that there are no microphones in my meatloaf and that I'm the best president ever... better than Andrew Jackson and Kim Jong Un combined.

    Everyone loves me.

    I tremendously agree with what those guys at the justice league said and that you are attracting too much attention to stuff that is nobody's business but mine and Mr. Putin's.

    It's hugely important that we find someone who'll bring us better ratings and will help Americans forget all this fake news and lies about me. Now that you are outta here, we are gonna need someone that people really like, so do you have Batman or Captain America's phone number?

    Well, that's it, good luck, you're fired.

    The Donald.

    So I wonder who they are gonna install in that position now... Can billionaires with no experience in law enforcement be picked to run the FBI?

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