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March 18, 2011 by taltamir
Remember when the "evil" bush/republicans passed the patriot act? robbing Americans who are suspected of terrorism of their basic human rights?

Remember when every liberal claimed the messiah (obama) will repeal it?

Well no such luck, seems they would much rather extend it to cover suspected terrorists and suspected copyright violators.
October 17, 2010 by taltamir
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2010/10/france-to-fight-piracy-prop-up-music-industry-with-new-subsidy.ars?comments=1#comments-bar

The french government decided that piracy is a big problem, and they have the solution... they will teach young people to buy music... by subsidizing music purchases with taxpayer money.

They declare it as a dedication to preserving their culture, alongside that push they also intend to subsidize books over ebooks, and purchase "free" subscriptions to newspap...
September 21, 2010 by taltamir
Remember kids, "help your parents shop for energy saving appliances"... Also, get them to buy solar panels...

This is quite an interesting website, the most interesting bit is that:

1. It is being actively advertised in other websites (I got there via a link from one)

2. It targets kids.

3. It is a .gov website... meaning it is run by the USA government.
September 16, 2010 by taltamir
It is better that we lose to the Democrats than a Republican win with RINOs. RINO stands for Republican In Name Only, it refers to liberals who are chosen by the republican party as their candidates, that is done because republicans have been operating under the quite flawed policy that stated "Pick the most conservative candidate that can win". So they will pick a highly liberal candidate who is slightly less liberal than the opponent to run in liberal states, for the purpos...
May 25, 2010 by taltamir
Having seen the fall of biased opinion tabloid Newsweek (good riddance), left-wing extremist propaganda mills have united to form a new organization called, ironically, "Free Press"... They dub themselves a "media reform group" and demand that taxpayer fund their raving lunacy as more and more Americans are tuning off their vile propaganda in disgust and turning to real news sources.

To convince us that it IS democratic to have taxpayer funded propaganda they cite the liberalism ind...
May 7, 2010 by taltamir
On tax day I went to the Tea Party protest in Grand Prairie... I met some friends there.

I am a Hebrew (the race of jews), the guys I met were asian and latino... The speakers came from every possible color and creed you can imagine... There was a distinct lack of rich white old men or "rednecks" (which I never understood the animosity against).

What shocked me the most though is when I told my youngest brother (who will be graduating high-school this month)... he learned in...
March 16, 2010 by taltamir
Harry Reid would like to think that everyone but him is stupid.

 



He "does not accept the phrasology" that taxes are involuntary.
February 25, 2010 by taltamir
The inevitable collapse of socialized healthcare in Israel is now taking the country by a storm. If you check the link you can see patients lined up in beds sitting in the hallways. Every empty space has an extra bed crammed in it, to fill the overflowing hospitals. Waiting times are unbearable, even for true emergencies in the ER. Some hospitals are actually no longer receiving new patients, because their rooms, walkways, and every spare spot are full of patients and they don't want to sit them...
February 18, 2010 by taltamir
 

Censorship... it's not just for authoritarian states anymore. Such issues are increasingly part of the discourse in democracies, including Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority democracy. The government there isworking up Internet censorship rules to crack down on sites that offend "public decency," including pornography (child and otherwise).

In a sign that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has rather peculiar views on freedom of speech, he complained at a re...
November 9, 2012 by taltamir
~311,591,917 Population (in 2011)~237,744,633 Over 18 (in 2011)61,218,820 (25.75%) voted Obama58,200,593 (24.48%) voted Romney118,325,220 (49.77%) voted neitherRomney got fewer votes then McCain in 2008. Obama got fewer votes them himself in 2008.Since the population increased since 2011, the "neither" category should actually be somewhat larger,most likely breaking the 50% barrier.A sizeable group of both romney and obama voters must have also thought they are voting for the "lesser evil"or "th...
December 23, 2010 by taltamir
http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-5169990/County-to-pay-250-000.html

This is a bit of old news (from 2006), but basically shows how government handles money.

They were spending 250,000$ to advertise their "lack of funds". Of course what they were really angling for is a tax increase proposition which they hoped the "lack of funds" advertising will convince people to accept.

They are not allowed to directly advertise the tax hike proposition (since some of the people oppose it), bu...
December 10, 2010 by taltamir
Ask a typical liberal, and you would be told that anyone on unemployment is a hard working individual who just can't get a job (because corporations are evil). The liberal will contend that they just want to help those poor hardworking individuals who would otherwise could not even afford to eat.

Ask a typical conservative, and you would be told they are lazy and don't want a job, and instead just want to be paid not to work. The conservative will tell you that if you cut them off, they will ...
June 3, 2010 by taltamir
Neutrality is pure unadulterated evil, unbiased Impartiality is good... what is the difference?

Lets say John Doe kidnaps, rapes, and murders a little girl.

Biased (mother of the victim): I want to personally cut him up with a rusty knife for what he did to my baby.

Biased (John himself): I admit I have a problem, but I should not be held accountable for my actions.

Impartial (me): I have no stake in the case either way, but I can tell you his act is inhumane and atrocious and he des...
May 7, 2010 by taltamir
The FOSS community has a great way to explain what they mean by free...

"Free as in beer" or "Free as in speech" helps differentiate between different meanings of the word "free".

Many keep on calling communist healthcare "free healthcare". Presumably because they have failed economics.

In many senses such a healthcare system is free... "free" as in "Free People's Democratic Republic of ..."; we have all noticed how tyrannical authoritarian governments refer to themselves...
February 12, 2010 by taltamir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-out_of_incandescent_light_bulbs#United_States

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/business/energy-environment/01iht-bulb.html?_r=1

Various governments around the world are banning Incandescent light bulbs in favor of "greener alternatives" such as CFLs. Specifically: Philippines, European Union, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, Cuba, Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Venezuela, and the USA.

In the USA, California, Connecticut,...