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Re: “Dear Little Rock, Amazon DOES matter

Let's get right to it: broadband and rental units. LR fails on both fronts. There's basically one shitty option for broadband and that's apparently Comcast. And honestly, I don't have time to recount the many problems with how Arkansas treats renters. Add to that the general southern xenophobia, bible thumping, and confederate flag waving...yeah, a younger generation says "Fuck you, LR."


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Posted by tiredofit on 11/12/2017 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Infantile Antifa

I made an exception this week and read this column because I actually had no real knowledge of what Antifa was. Having read the column and gathered just a tiny bit of information on my own I think I know what is going on. In short, I think these Antifa jokers could easily be government agents trying to give otherwise peaceful protest movements a bad name by infiltrating them and then becoming the worst actors.

This is exactly what happened in Chicago in 68, as Lyons would actually know if he wasn't an idiot instead. He'd rather run with an alternate history in support of the status quo because he is the status quo.

Well, at least it wasn't another sycophantic Clinton ass-kissing thing...

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Posted by tiredofit on 09/13/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Arkansas Times joins project to document hate crimes

"Arkansas is also one of only five states without a hate crime law."

This is probably a good thing.

I don't believe in creating unnecessary "enhanced" charges when the regular charges will serve just as well. There is a trend to create enhanced crimes because of terrorism and bigotry, but the actions actually committed are always of the ordinary type: vandalism, theft, assault, rape, and murder. But terrorism and bigotry do not alter the crimes, they are merely the motive for the crime.

I would have no problem with criminal laws including specific mention of terrorism or bigotry as a motive for certain types of crime, but the crime remains the same and so should the penalties.

Stop making these bad behaviors somehow "special" - they aren't. Motives like fearmongering or hate-mongering are just part of the regular reasons people act out in a criminal manner.

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Posted by tiredofit on 08/31/2017 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Arkansas's massive vital records backlog

If this is mainly an online thing I am unsurprised. Arkansas is failing to keep up with the modern world technologically in every way that matters.

Broadband connections are abysmal and unstable. Competition is meaningless. Maybe you have two wired broadband options: Comcast which is wildly unstable but very fast when it works, and AT&T which is wildly unstable and slow as hell with promised download speeds of only 1.5 Mbps! Maintenance on these connections is obviously quite poor, the companies want you paying around $50-75 a month regardless of their own expenditures or lack thereof on old copper lines. It's also extremely likely that throughout much of Arkansas you have no broadband options at all. Wireless and satellite connections are there, but given the technology I assume connections are spotty at best. Your smart phone is a brick anywhere it can't connect. 4k TV? Good luck with that given the instability and data caps.

Lotta hoopla was made of that Tech Park. But if you build it nobody comes if your internet speeds and stability are total junk. The people that do go are natives, you will NOT be pulling brains from other places that don't want to come to a technological and cultural shithole like Arkansas to live under backward laws concerning lifestyle choices and rental arrangements. And your internet is also garbage?! Uh huh...

And let's talk about this newfangled thing called electricity. I've not lived anywhere else with the degree or number of outages that Entergy seems to supply in abundance. One imagines a system literally kept together with chewing gum and duct tape. One moron drives into a pole and whole sectors of a city go down for hours or perhaps days. I've pesonally seen several transformers blow up atop their rotting wooden poles.

These things are fundamental in the modern world. And Arkansas is stuck with laws and an attitude that is pre 2K.

Maybe I missed it, has the Ark Times done a story on this shit? Probably not, too busy stroking themselves over how cool Hillcrest may or may not be.

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Posted by tiredofit on 08/27/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Warwick Sabin considering run for Little Rock mayor UPDATED

Little Rock, AR - Failing to keep up with the modern world technologically.

Electricity? Entergy feels like exactly how NOT to do it correctly. Outages galore. What a bloody joke. I've never seen so many transformers sparking and blowing up in my life. God forbid they should run the main lines underground where at least they'd be protected from every idiot in a car that wants to take out a whole section of the grid. Looking at you, lines that run down Cantrell.

Broadband? Comcast or AT&T, maybe only one works even some of the time. Oh, your business relies on internet connectivity? Good luck with that...

The next mayor needs to have a plan to get us out of the 19th century and into the current one. And I am thinking the first things that need to go are the monopolies holding us back.

Posted by tiredofit on 08/18/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Sham hotline

"In between struggling to save Medicaid and protect immigrants and transgender service members, people are subject to the daily White House circus."

I think Democrats don't really care about Identity Politics as much as they care about jobs, the economy, reigning in Wall Street/bankster fraud, a national health service, and ultimately some form of secure retirement. Sure, it's nice to think that someday people from all walks of life will live in greater harmony than they do now. Most probably a few more generations need to pass into oblivion for that day to arrive, so for my part I'm not too worried about it.

FWIW, I'm just as exhausted by Democrats that miss the political bull's-eye so much of the time. I expect the Republicans to oppose almost everything that interests me, but that the same issues go overlooked by the Democrats is untenable.

Posted by tiredofit on 08/08/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “We're No. 1! in vote suppression

Best advice to anyone that lives in AR for the usual reasons any of us arrived here: leave as soon as possible. There's a degree of stupid that simply cannot be fixed. AR exhibits that characteristic at a very high level.

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Posted by tiredofit on 07/16/2017 at 12:43 AM

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