“"and maybe the whole internet! - which imho would be a good thing!)"
Why don't you just log off right now and get your wish? lmao”
TruApost8 on Jan 24, 2014 at 13:44:03
“Dawned on me I forgot to mention THE Biggest Problem CAUSED BY the internet (not just associated with it, but CAUSED BY it)...
It's such a Humungous issue, esp. right now, and so obvious it almost goes without saying, but for the record it's: THE END OF PRIVACY.
(In this, facebook is the biggest culprit. Imho Zuck's 'Open Society' philosophy is pure idi0cy. He, Google & Amazon, etal have created this framework in which personal info is shared with corporations, for their advantage and to decide who to hire & fire...
And now, worst of all imho, Zuck is selling your info - AND YOUR IDENTITIES! - to credit rating agencies, credit card cos and collection agencies so that they can track your activities!!! TALK ABOUT BIG BROTHER!!!)
Some other big problems associated with & exacerbated by the internet would be:
a) the destruction of civility and increased rudeness & bullying;
b) the absolute evisceration of music, not just the music industry, but also loss of jobs for real musicians, record sales a fraction of what they used to be; all resulting in music that mostly (flat out) sucks; and,
c) the evisceration of journalism, esp. print journalism that relied on ad revenue which has gone to the net, causing job loss and newspapers & magazines shutting down, as well as serious investigative reporting, etal
Yep the net has cost us jobs, income fairness, privacy, freedom & quality information, among other things, and that's a big price to pay!”
TruApost8 on Jan 23, 2014 at 17:50:36
“I'd laugh too if it wasn't so Unfunny!
I'm deadly serious. I'm FROM SiliconVly (have lived & worked there, as a financial analyst / consultant, for most of my life since 1962; holding jobs that were heavy on testing & implementing new hardware & software systems, most techies said I was The Best Departmental User Rep they'd ever worked with, plus I worked with 3Com as a revenue analyst during its heyday & merger w/U.S. Robotics THE maker of EVERY dialup modem in use during the net's early days... so I probably know more about the net & its history than you)...
Anyhows, my concerns with the net aren't technical, but with the horrific impacts it is having on society, on our economy & on democracy.
There ARE good things about the net. And if it had been left alone to carry out its original scientific & information-spreading mission, all would be well.
But with commercialism; greed; wealth & income concentrating apps; the adverse effects on journalism, brick n mortar, jobs & local economies; the wasting of people's time on trivial pursuits & distractions; and dumbing people down (a recent study in SciAm mag showed that the net only MAKES people think they're smarter, but are in fact becoming less aware & less understanding of what's going on around them); the spying, & stealing people's identities, etal...
in total, the adverse effects far outweigh the advantages; & those effects are doing incredible, unimaginable & undeniable damage to all of us!”
“WNBA - "What went wrong: Unfortunately, the public just isn't that interested in professional women's basketball."
More like the public isn't interested in watching low scoring sports, except for soccer fans. The WNBA was mishandled from jump street due to low salaries. How can you scout dynamic, talented players at the HS or collegiate level when they could earn more working at the post office???”
“I dunno, I have eczema (similar to psoriasis) and I don't think it's a big deal. Then again, I don't have it all over my entire body, so maybe this was a big deal to her and other sufferers of total-body skin conditions.”
“I'm not worried about her, she has a good head on her shoulders. Everyone who grew up wih a crazy, argumentative family tried to kill themselves at least once during their teen years. As long as she knows it gets better, and can just hold on a few more years until she can get a job and move out on her own, she'll be fine. Not everyone who tries to off themselves during their angsty adolescence is mentally ill. Pills don't fix everything, quit labeling people whose brain chemistry hasn't equilibrated yet.”
“Not a surprise to me! After all, republicons DO love China. They want our minimum wage to be the same as China's, our workplace safety laws to be as nonexistent as China's, and our air/water quality to be as polluted as China's. Not a shocker to hear that they're cool with China benefitting from our war.”
Oregonlib on Jun 5, 2013 at 13:41:40
“Don't forget product safety laws and food inspections.”
Jun 4, 2013 at 09:53:09
“I'm sorry... is this news to anyone?! I thought we were all on the same page as far as healthful diets go. Omnivores are just making a wilful choice to place their tastebuds over their arteries; it's not out of ignorance. Everyone knows vegetarianism is good and veganism is best, this isn't shocking.”
turnleft4progress on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:22:08
“Wrong. You said it your self "Omnivores" thats what we are. Our bodies require a well rounded diet. Including meet. Otherwise, why seek out foods and take supplements to make up for the loss of meat. Vegetarians suffer from anemia, and B12 deficiency. This like many studies before it prove one thing. People who are mindfull of what they eat are healthier than those who are not. A vegetarian diet is healthy for a rabbit not humans.”
dadgumhippies on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:13:45
“no- everyone does not know that- you may believe it but that does not make it a fact- its like religion”
“Is this supposed to be news? Maybe it's news to white people, but not anyone else. The whole system is racist. I don't even know any black people who do pot, only white boys. They even make Hollywood movies about how white males love being potheads and nobody says anything. Nothing will change until people change, and people never change.”
joebro1060 on Jun 4, 2013 at 09:45:17
“You really think that because you, personally, can't wrap your brain around one black person smoking pot that no black people smoke it?”
May 28, 2013 at 11:37:01
“If you're too broke to afford paint and cameras you don't qualify as "most" parents. Most parents can afford to support their children's artistic/athletic/academic activities.”
HoratioIsMyHero on May 28, 2013 at 16:33:27
“With credit cards.”
VoiceofINSANITY on May 28, 2013 at 14:45:30
“Actually, here in the US, I would honestly say that over half of the families supporting children are doing what they can to keep the roof over their heads and afford food for survival. With people losing homes and jobs and with a lot of places downsizing to cut costs, I'm sure art supplies are down on the list in comparison to keeping children alive and healthy.”
“That's so sad. I'm saddened to hear that there is a college in America that so boldly discriminates like that! And to blaspheme God's name like that to boot! The Messiah loves everyone, period. Having a no fornication rule at the school is fine, and even expected from a Christian university, but to specify an entire group of people based on the type of sex they have is absolutely absurd. I'll pray for that school's leadership to wake up. Kudos to the musician who displayed Jesus' principles. He is truly a light unto the world :)”
“He's president, not dictator. There are branches of the government called executive and legislative and they have to align with what the President wants. He can't just go willy nilly and do whatever he wants like Bush did, then make up laws to excuse what he did later. I mean, he could, of course, but then he'd be no better than Cheney repealing environmental laws so his precious Halliburton could frack all over the country. Thankfully President Obama actually plays by the rules!”
“Everybody better start saving up for an emergency attorney, just in case the cops decide to hem you up and ruin your life one day while you're driving home from work or trying to break up a fight, etc. The guy they assign to your case won't even be getting paid the pennies he used to get paid!”
50flowers on Apr 9, 2013 at 08:58:48
“Some people are so unimaginative, or convinced that they will never need help of any kind, that they cannot imagine they would ever need the services of some of the people/departments that are being cut.”
ProgressMakesSense on Apr 9, 2013 at 08:53:09
“Or I could just obey the law. Oh, gosh, you probably think that's asking too much.”
“That's a waste of 10 million dollars. How can they promote the gop brand when the brand stands for corporate greed at the expense of American liberty? Lololo biggest joke of the day. But go ahead and blow all that money, be my guest!”
“Most of these actors were famous for tv, not film. Not sure how that's a snub. People were mad last year about Farrah Faucett not being included, even though she was famous for tv too. That's what the Emmys are for, people.”
Red Sam Rackham on Mar 3, 2013 at 07:17:04
“Farrah Fawcett also appeared in numerous feature films including Logan's Run and Myra Breckinridge.”
“Exactly. Asians left the networks a long time ago for internet programming, and blacks are doing the same. NBC could have carved a niche out for themselves with a lineup of shows featuring diverse povs, but instead opted for more of the same Jay Leno era drivel.”
“How is this being "humiliated", as one of the headlines stated? If univision were a subpar network it would be humiliating, but from what I hear it's a pretty good channel, so what gives? If HGTV beat them, that would be humiliating. A niche cable network topping a big four would burn indeed!”