Comment history for fcsuper.

Verizon lost 400,000 customers in the 6 weeks before it launched unlimited data (Ars) by seeprime in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

By "unlimited", they mean, "limited, but we don't charge you extra anymore; we just cap your speed instead"

Bride and groom booted off United flight in Houston by One-Way_Bus in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

If this part of the story is true then they already felt entitled to sit wherever they wanted and that guy was an excuse. From my experience, United doesn't do all that many stops where people are able to remain on the plane from previous stops. I guess if it was one of those rare flights, then maybe someone was already there? But this part of the story seems fishy.

Male rape survivors tell of their battle to have their voices heard after being told men are the attackers, women are the victims. by skymod in news

[–]fcsuper 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I don't know about Europe, but I know someone who worked for rape crisis hotlines in the US. As far as I've been told (and I am only speaking from memory), they never tell anyone they couldn't help, even the wackos that would call for fun or because of psychological issues (which there are apparently a lot). That's not to say the same resources were available for male rape victims beyond the hotline, though.

The people of South Dakota democratically pass a sweeping anti-corruption bill. Republican legislature calls for "emergency" measures, cancels law, and blocks it from appearing on future ballots. by magnora in news

[–]fcsuper 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago

Well, for progress to be made, people have to side with progresses (regardless to party status (and I don't mean choosing just between R's and D's)). Unfortunately, so many people in this country are single issue voters or party loyalists. Let's see if SD kicks out all those guys that voted for the repeal of their law. I doubt it.

Sessions Announces Illegal Aliens Who Illegally Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With a Felony by Schmorganumb in news

[–]fcsuper 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

They don't seem to understand that the harder line they take, the more illegal aliens will try to get in and then stay. Illegal immigration levels were much lower back before border enforcement became so intense. So much effort is taken to get in (legally and illegally), people will stay rather than come for a season or two to get ahead and then go home. Solution isn't making it harder to get it. It's about making easier to come legally for specific purposes and timeframes. If there is indeed enough work that only this class of people can/will fill, then set up a program to make it easy for them to come for a specific period, then go home back to their families once they have their tiny nest egg. In other words, make much easier to come legally if they meet the criteria and have shown they do not want to stay. Keep the period really short, like specific seasons, so few acclimate and want to stay. This is a problem that needs to be managed by taking human nature/behavior into account. Fighting against human nature always losses, either through failed programs or loss of rights due to continually expanded crackdowns.

United Airlines CEO apologizes after video shows man dragged off flight by FreeSpeachRocks in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

With the new practice where United is selling tickets to flights without assigning actual seats and prohibiting carry-on bags, this issue is going to get worse. It's basically formalizing a practice they've kinda had for years. Unless you flight Southwest, don't book a flight without seat assignment upfront! It's not worth the few pennies you think you are saving.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

That's really the point. Right now, there's no rule established by the Federal Government, as required by the Constitution. Without a Federal rule, it is simply "interstate" and out of the realm of control of any of the States.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, that's kinda how the original ruling has been extended. Amazon doesn't have a presence in all 50 states (and likely never will). The problem for them started when they created affiliate programs. Though technically not part of the Amazon organization, affiliates were themselves not collecting/paying sales taxes, even when sales and delivery were intrastate. There was no way for them to, actually, because affiliates weren't actually apart of the transaction. However, that is likely where Amazon started losing ground, and some of the states took that as an opening to have them collect taxes on all transactions by people living within their state since the distinctions between where sales took place were being blurred. That said, it still doesn't mean that it is constitutional as Amazon hasn't actually lost any of these types of cases to this point, it's just that Amazon is burdened with tons of never-ending lawsuits from the states who keep trying new/novel ways to get around the Constitution in order to hold Amazon liable for sales tax. They fought the good fight. Unfortunately, hardly anything has been settled in the courts, and Congress continues to stay mum on this whole topic, so this agreement will end up hurting small and medium sized businesses who will now be easy targets for state governments.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

First, Amazon doesn't have a presence in all 50 states. Second, that rule was established by an activist judge who legislated from the bench. There was never a Federal law passed to codify it. Also, the judgement, as worded, was never meant to mean any presence, but a significant presence within the state.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Both the sale and delivery occurred in one state, so that is not an interstate sale. Mail order is a closer example to what you are getting at. There is no sales tax on mail order, even today. However, many states did create "use taxes" to try to get around that.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

The fact that the sale occurs across state boundaries means that it is interstate, which is under control of Federal Government. Congress could pass a law that makes it legal for states to tax interstate sales based on certain criteria that establishes "where the sale took place", but they haven't. Until they do, any state tax on an interstate transaction is unconstitutional. This also applies to "use taxes" as well, which is an older attempt to collect taxes on interstate commerce.

New Doctor Who's tagline "This changes everything!" by fcsuper in DoctorWho

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

The enemy in each episode would vaguely resemble something New York-ish.

Amazon will start collecting sales tax nationwide starting April 1st by Ghetto_Shitlord in technology

[–]fcsuper 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago

Despite it being illegal for states to collect sales taxes on sales made in other states? Amazon has fought long and hard, but finally gave up.

who would be your choose for the next Doctor? by Nikola0401 in DoctorWho

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ben Affleck. There, I said it.

/s

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Don't know who up/down voated us, but have a couple ups from me.

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I'm not a leftest. But, if you wish to call someone that because you have no other perspective, so be it. I'm more in line with Radical Centrism. Let reality speak for itself rather than try to promote pure forms of ideologies. I can get into long arguments with liberal believers over some bit of nonsense on their end, same as conservative believers. What I've seen from both ends is that believers want to believe no matter what, and it's very difficult to find common ground, even though there usually is some.

Conceal carry gun bill would allow states to cross-honor permits by BeastKeeper in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I'm always confused as to why there needs to be laws passed regarding things that the Constitution specifically covers. Licenses/permits issued by one state are valid in every other state for a reasonable period of time. Regardless to what one believes about guns, if one state issues a person a license to conceal carry, then that license is valid for a reasonable period of time in all other states that also issue conceal carry licenses.

"A feminist glossary because we didn't all major in gender studies"; prepare yourself for idealized femplations mixed in with huge heaps of "misandry" by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

The article is very annoying, but to me, it's a good reference to start taking argument points away from 3rd wave feminists.

Former Colorado GOP chair Steve Curtis faces voter fraud charges after allegedly filling out ex-wifes ballot and claiming conservatives don't commit voter fraud by fcsuper in news

[–]fcsuper [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago

I'm (still) neither, but just amazed at the irony that he was railing against Democrat voter fraud days before he was charged for voter fraud. I seem to remember a small number of incidents in the last election in Colorado where a few people turned in ballots for their long deceased relatives. The culprit in all these cases are absentee ballots. Nothing to do with IDs.

Elon Musk on new NASA legislation: "This bill changes almost nothing" by http404 in technology

[–]fcsuper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Yeah, I actually read much of it. Pretty much just status quo.

Japanese porn star, 80, who began her career aged 71, calls it quits by Shumway in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

9 years is a lot longer than most porn careers .

Rowan Atkinson didn't die this week, but let's honor him anyway for being the guy that quite possibly invented the selfie! by fcsuper in pics

[–]fcsuper [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Duly noted. I just thought of this one because he seemed so far ahead of the curve. What he did for laughs is what we all take as normal now.

How the US tax collects "accidental Americans" in France, Canada and elsewhere by charbiwala in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

This seems to be a real problem, but this article is somewhat incoherent. Not the best (or even a good) source for this topic.

Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts by Joker68 in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Well to be fair on this point, this isn't something they wanted to do. It is a result of the previous major cut to their funding. There was a time that they actually focused on learning, science and comparatively conservative and by-the-numbers economic and political shows; where public fundraising was only done once every six months. A well-funded PBS would actually be free of most special interest influences.

The rise of the born-again virgin - What a crock by jbnunez in news

[–]fcsuper 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago

What's up with everyone putting their pussies on a pedestal these days‽