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dusanmal

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  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 2:55pm

    Author of the article and, apparently, Apple do not understand basic use and wear of smart phone screens and related physics. Particularly not the purpose of screen protectors.
    Screen protectors are extremely cheap, highly functional, trivially replaceable surfaces between your expensive device and abrasive and dirt conditions, inevitable in our lives. Abrasion and dirt do not care about expensive material. Dirty conditions first – imagine spilling anything from sap to super glue or epoxy on your expensive phone: with screen protector, you peel it off and in 30 sec and 50 cents you have perfect use conditions again. Abrasion is an odd thing – if you are willing to sacrifice enough softer material you WILL scratch harder one, our typical pocket content is perfect scratch-lab.
    So, as long as I have decently hard screen and (as I have now) 6-pack of excellent and resilient by themselves screen protectors that take less than a minute to apply for 3$,… why do I care about expensive screen materials that are hard to replace and vulnerable to a range of normal living and working conditions…?

  • [5] August 19, 2014 at 3:51pm

    Summarizing my 8 notes above: Rep Ryan has obvious Progressive streak, is unwilling to give away power of the Government and sees power of the Government “properly used” as solution. No, thanks. Would not vote for him even against Hillary (won’t vote for her either) because we must learn, even by a hard lesson of more Left dictate and destruction that Government-driven “solutions” are what have driven us to this decline.

  • [1] August 19, 2014 at 3:47pm

    8) This is just Progressivism in lamb’s clothing. Awful. The one and only way out of poverty is stoking fire of USA economy to the maximum. Stop taking money from productive economy and redistributing it for any “war on…” . Just loosen load of Government on the economy and it will pull out of poverty all who want to be pulled out, easily, trivially.
    I will vote for “Read my lips, NO NEW GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS!”

  • August 19, 2014 at 3:44pm

    7) Fair ideas but still unwilling to lead and do hard things for the nation: “hire one worker for every three retirees” – WHY WAIT FOR RETIREMENTS?! Fire 2/3 of bureaucracy across the board. DoD included. Promise 2/3 less federal bureaucrats within first year of Presidency with no Department treated with kds gloves.
    Another item he does not mention at all is placing our military personnel first, as Constitution in a way grants (top and the most clear duty of the Government), defense is people who do it. We must give every past and present military member highest priority and rights above any civilian Government worker, including Congressional representatives and Secretaries .

  • August 19, 2014 at 3:36pm

    6) Sweet words, but under 1-5 above, suspicious who and how and why sets “the rules”… “We need to transition towards a rules-based monetary system anchored in certainty and predictability.”

  • August 19, 2014 at 3:34pm

    5) Absolutely disastrous viewpoint, failing to understand what drives illegal immigration: “then we need to give those who are here illegally a chance to get right with the law” – is NOT acceptable. Because I can tell you as a legal immigrant and a scientist – this guarantees positive feedback to future illegals. If any are legalized, pressure on the border will inevitably raise and protection costs would spiral out of control. Impossible to guard the border against increased pressure due to such thinking.
    From the same legal immigrant and scientist viewpoint – what is the only working alternative: pressure from inside and outside on illegals to remove themselves. Make their lives unsustainable. From inside, unfortunately that means inside unfortunately that means Fed’ oversight at who is allowed to work here (and serious class A felony for any Corporate owner who knowingly hire illegal, mandatory minimum sentences; mandatory felony for illegal work too with seizure of all assets and fine twice as high as expected amount earned); from outside – I can tell you that there are large numbers of morally strong immigrants from my poor country of origin (and no doubt from any other one too) who despite availability of illegal immigration to them would not do it from their own moral fiber. They are patiently waiting in USA embassies all over the World. For any job they are really needed, let more in legally. There will be no workforce shortage.

  • August 19, 2014 at 3:24pm

    4) Half way there “give Congress greater oversight over the regulatory process and reestablish its primacy as the nation’s lawmaker. essentially the act says that if there is a federal rule that would cost the economy more than $100 million a year, then the House and Senate must look at it and approve it before that rule can go into effect.””. Great. But regulatory agencies meddle in way that are not easily measurable in dollars. That too must be addressed. Sadly, no mention of cutting executive agencies powers (such as bypassing Court system; imposing monetary and confiscatory fines; guilty until proven innocent,…). Nor or about reducing number, size and scope of current system. Next candidate must promise us removal of all executive agencies that are not strictly approved by the Constitution itself, not interpretations of it. Approved by the most conservative view of the letter of the Constitution. All unqualified agencies must be folded into state rights and their own equivalents, without Federal meddling. That is a must. Without it, Congressional approval still means that under a vicious administration people can suffer. That must not be theoretically possible.

  • August 19, 2014 at 3:18pm

    3) “Capitalism and cronyism are not compatible, and it’s time the Republicans made it much clearer to voters that we are the party that stands for a competitive economy suitable for growth.” – A++ if he really means it. But, he was not mentioning ban on incentives, rebates, refunds,… in (2), suspicious because of it. No means really No.

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  • August 19, 2014 at 3:14pm

    2) Again, bureaucrat at work “A simplified tax code would narrow the number of rates for individuals and families from seven brackets down to two.” – why two? Are there two classes of citizens in the Constitution? NO. a) Again bracket levels and rates in hands of Government as carrot-and-stick for those who should control Government, not other way around b) Redistribution, progressive tax code, even simple one is … Progressive. No thanks. c) Finally, a punishment for excellence and hard work. You are not excellent – great you pay less. Favoring lousy and mediocre -> you get lousy and mediocre. Even with just two brackets you get societal decline.
    On Corporate level, again just a part way there “We must also reduce our corporate tax rate..My colleague Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and means Committee wants to reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, a figure that would make us much more competitive internationally.” – Still double of the Ireland where the Corporate behemoths of the current generation reside. Suggestion from the individual idea above: stop any tax refunds, rebates, incentives,… period. None for all. Treat Corporate tax absolutely the same as individual. Same SUB-20% flat rate no one can lawyer-out of. End of story. Less meddling, less bureaucracy needed, less power in the hands of regulators and Government to social-engineer people and business.

  • [2] August 19, 2014 at 3:05pm

    Quick analysis:
    1) a) Obamacare replacement, STILL WITH NEEDLESS GOVERNMENT-IN-THE-MIDDLE “..replace the inefficient tax treatment of employer-provided health care with a portable, refundable tax credit…” . No, No, NOOO! Stop meddling. No taxes on health-related benefits from employer, no bureaucracy to refund them, no middle-man costs, no Government dependency. Just don’t take money away in the first place.
    b) SocSec – “I would propose the creation of optional personal retirement accounts.” -Great. A+. But,… here comes bureaucrat yet again. Progressive bureaucrat who knows better than us and is doing forsing, nudging in a kinder, gentler fashion: “That way, younger workers can invest in their own account, which will be managed by Social Security for their retirement and can deliver a much better rate of return.…Your account would have safeguards so that the level of risk you can assume is dialed back as you get closer to retirement age.” – NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS PROGRESSIVE BUREAUCRAT! Let me save for my retirement any way I see fit, managed by me for me, just stay away from it.
    Side note-not mentioned anywhere how exactly would he change age/income limits to SS. It must be contracted back to the original intent – insurance for poor who lived longer than they could plan for. Income limit is a must. Age limit must be shifted to scientific, current expected average life-span (so, now it should be about 75 yrs or so). – Big hurt, such change can be done only by a true leader

  • April 29, 2014 at 12:01am

    “Social Justice” in the Catholic use is TYPICALLY not the same as how progressives use it…
    However, current Pope did use it in Progressive sense. He is not specifically calling for those with means to help of their own will those without. He is placing a “blame” on inequality itself which is absolutely contrary to the Christian teachings.
    It is not inequality that is the root of all evil. It is human condition not to willingly help less fortunate. Huge difference. Every social system that have attempted to artificially remove inequality have NOT prospered but declined into decay through mediocrity and even less care of a fellow man. If everyone is even, no need to think or help a less fortunate fellow. Remove just inequality and you get further alienation. Remove inequality and you get death.

  • February 17, 2014 at 4:39pm

    Archaeological evidence is far simpler: Find for yourself resources about petroglyphs through out Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Sinai, … Middle East in general. Plenty of such, dating 5000, 6000, 7000,… BC throughout the region (North Africa and Middle East) show not only camels but orderly, linked, obviously in domesticated use camels. Hence the whole argument in this story is completely flawed – camels in the entire region were in domesticated use for millennia before dates in question.

  • November 29, 2013 at 3:29pm

    -Percentage of employed able adults at the time Obama took office vs. now. Even better, compared with the same period under Reagan. 7.8 million is inadequate at least.
    -Democrats fail to distinguish between “free market” and “fascist market” economy. Obamacare – fascist economy based. Not socialist, fascist.
    -Now to my fellow scientists: 97% “agree” on climate change is effect of above mentioned fascist ideology applied to a field where peer review rules and funding comes from the people in power. Against: a) Temperature records from Greenland and Antarctic ice – yes, we are warming over last 200 years or so… FROM deepest colds in last 10000 years, Little Ice Age. Despite this warming, we are currently still in 10% COLDEST years in last 10000 years. Published, peer reviewed, available for re-check from many sources. b) NASA/MIT study from 1990′s… during Earth warming MORE energy is returned to space. By default excluding with certainty any form of greenhouse effect, human caused or not. CO2 theory=greenhouse effect. Excluded by 8 years of published, peer reviewed NASA/MIT work. c) CERN 2001 Cloud experiment answers “what is warming Earth?” – higher efficiency of water vapor in atmosphere in using energy from higher energy particles to warm up Earth vs. from lower energy particles. In sync with result (b). CERN leaders literally BANNED interpretation of Cloud Exp. results. BANNED. 97% or what?
    -Immigration science?-Amnesty=self selection of law breakers for c

  • November 18, 2013 at 11:27am

    Growing up in Communism I must say – they WILL try, not to kill it but redirect it. This whole specific case is all about that – City will light “Holiday tree” after all… Sad.
    What happened in Communist country of my origin? – We have had trees and decorations and Santa and gifts and celebrations… “New Year Tree”, Santa came on midnight of New Year, gifts were for New Year,… no mention of “Christmas” by name or true content. And after decades of indoctrinations it is hard for my mind to redirect those aspects back where they have came from – Santa and gifts and tree are New Year events for my mind. That is what these people are about – take Christ out of Christmas.
    Now it is interesting how believers responded… My memories of Christmas are colors of yellow, gold, brown. We kids couldn’t stay in bed ’till sunrise, eager to get up (and no, not get presents, no presents for Christmas) – but light-up oak branches at sunrise to welcome “Christmas baby” who brings good tidings and salvation to the World. We believed and felt blessed. Spirit of Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ep. Christmas celebrations unfolded with a (American) Thanksgiving tone too – big all family feast and thanks to and for the Christ. Decoration of gold ribbons, oak branches, straw on the floor and (oh my, what would the OSHA say!) walnuts on the floor.
    So, some older symbolism bubbled up and despite pagan origins took the mantle of carrying the most important – Christmas message.

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  • November 17, 2013 at 12:34pm

    Another idiot who likely never fired a firearm in his life or attended or understood any firearm safety education: YOU DO NOT EVEN POINT A GUN IN GENERAL DIRECTION OF PEOPLE unless you are ready for deadly consequences. Just POINTING a gun at the minivan, never mind where he was aiming is a crime for which he should both serve time and never be a policeman ever. Just pointing, never mind firing in that direction placed kids in deadly danger.

  • November 17, 2013 at 12:29pm

    “It was obvious the cop was shooting for a tire..”- Have you ever in your life fired a firearm? Have you attended, never mind understood any gun safety training?! – You DO NOT point loaded gun, never mind shoot it in GENERAL DIRECTION of people, nevermind kids. Than to the point of impossibility to tell from angle seen where he was aiming. Impossible.
    She was a criminal. But she was driving away and have not killed anyone. Reasonable expectation of shot fired in the minivan direction is that kids could have been hit. Unacceptable to do. Beyond police state.

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  • November 8, 2013 at 4:50pm

    Only if you consider humans somehow supernatural.
    The whole theory of evolution is all about power grab in Nature. Survival of the fittest and taking over habitats, adapting to them and changing them to that species liking while fighting others both for space and resources. Nature is not a bunch of species holding hands and singing. It is fight to death and domination 24/7. And no, we are not supernatural or somehow in charge or dropped here from some alien place. We are part of it. Killing deer for sustenance is better but if someone likes to (legally) shoot other species for natural instinct of fun – their choice and natural right. Biological right.

  • November 7, 2013 at 9:09pm

    No. There are no mandatory standardized classes to live, be free, exercise religion, freely speak your mind – and those are Constitutionally on par with the right to “bear arms”. You must understand difference between “freedom to do something” and “right to do something”.
    Yes, for all those rights YOU must be responsible. Not “Government must make you responsible”. And yes, with all those rights come dangers of application in an evil and wrong way (free speech for nazis?). But The Founders found more danger in limiting those rights in any way than from possible evil consequences.
    Existing laws cover consequences of misusing your right completely.
    What can be done is Gun Rights Community offering support. NOT Government mandating responsibility which is impossible. Gun seller voluntarily doing background check with, say NRA and gun buyer voluntarily accepting it. NRA has BOTH interest in firearm safety AND gun ownership. Government does not. New gun owner offered free firearm safety classes by, say NRA. Not bullied, not mandated, no Government involved. Community offering responsible support. That is proper.

  • October 17, 2013 at 7:38pm

    This was a payment. Primarily to McConnell. Same as with Mafia, doing a dirty deed is not enough to enslave into the system. There will be payment for it to complete the bond/enslavement. As for others, three categories: those who voted NO, those who (typically) didn’t even bother to read the bill and signed as told (slaves, too) and those who knew it but agree with organized Congressional Crime same as McConnell. Question is – will people in McConnell state take 2Bil bribe as sheeple who voted us into this mess over decades did in the past or have we woken up?

  • October 16, 2013 at 4:23pm

    This story must be presented to all those people who not only “MUST” adopt from foreign lands like China, Russia, Romania, Angola…. wherever – but also endlessly complain about adoption rules and laws there and demand USA involvement to pressure said countries about their own laws and problems.
    I do not have access but I bet Mr. Hallowell could do interview on this theme with, say Laura Inghram …

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