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Comment Re:You must choose.... (Score 1) 345

So you advocate guns and violence to extract money from people who don't support your cause. Fraud and counterfeiting to steal wealth from people. Yet you say the libertarians don't care about others?

I guess if I someone came to your house, held you up at gunpoint, stole your valuables and then as they left said 'oh don't worry, the money is for a good cause and I'm your elected representative' you'd be okay with it.

Who's to say that if you carried out your immoral plan and after all the money was spent you ended up with a bunch of non-starter antibiotics, anyone would be better off? Even if you come out with 5 or 10 new drugs, what if that was one of the worse ways the wealth could have been spent and actually we could have made 10 times the progress by not initiating force against others and allowing voluntarism to take it's course?

The two things government supporters always forget:

  1. Government is always the most wasteful solution to any problem, with all the wrong incentives.
  2. The opportunity cost that has been suffered because their pet project was funded

It's bloody easy to point out, hey I got this result right here!!
It's a lot harder to evaluate even the prima facia cost benefit.
It's many orders of magnitudes harder to evaluate the real cost benefit, including the hidden costs. That theft and counterfeiting ain't Free (as in speech AND as in beer). You've prevented other human actions including progress, savings and job creation. But since it's effectively impossible to go find someone who you screwed out of a job or a health treatment by stealing the wealth and wasting it on your idea instead, I guess they don't exist.

Comment Re:This is not shocking... (Score 1) 132

Your nightmare scenario is so dumb.

What about the government decides they don't like your opposition to fracking and they use your information to poison you with peanut allergy, or give you a pre-disposed diabetes condition that distracts you from your activism.

Or they trace the fact that you are the product of your grandfather's slave raping and just put it out there during an election year.

Or how about they threaten to take one of your children into a mind control program and break them into schizophrenia since they've found out they have a pre-disposition.

Maybe they deploy sensors around town in the future and restrict your movement, mating partner or your career based on your genetics. I could see eugenics coming back around as a 'for the good of the collective, think of the children' idea. Vaccines have, people are forced to have their children vaccinated as if there were no health risks (and I don't mean autism).

How about they develop a genetic virus that kills you and everyone related to you based on your info.

Or they create pre-crime a la minority report based on genetics?

Or you can't afford a lawyer and you get convicted of that case where someone with similar genetics left a partial match.

Comment Re:Those re H1-B bait (Score 1) 167

Actually, I've handled the green card process for one of my employees.

Yes, it's the green card applicant that requires the advertisement process to show that no citizen has applied for the job, however who do you think all the green card applicants are? They are the H1-Bs and the other foreigners, one and the same.

You think people come over here on a student visa or an H1-B, work for several years and then don't apply for citizenship, and just go back home?

Then after the advertisement process, there's another 10+ years where that person can continue to work and move from company to company while their process goes through.

Comment What is this SJW bullshit? (Score -1, Flamebait) 345

What is this Social Justice Warrior bullshit and why does it keep getting posted here?

That's it. I'm done with this smelly armpit of a website.

Can anyone recommend a good place that has news for nerds and stuff that matters?

What goes on between the hands, mouth or cock of some guy I've never heard of and the soft bits of some women that aren't named is something I couldn't give a rat's arse about.

Comment Re:Stop thinking so small (Score 1) 191

There is no price too high for knowledge.

Every human action (and inaction) is a choice between options. Quite often from an incalculably large pool of options and trees.

Choosing to pay for a big science project now is choosing not to do a gazillion combinations of other large and small searches for knowledge. Are you really so confident you know the best course of action?

Obviously, there are additional problems:

  1. You are forcibly depriving individuals of their private property for your pet project. This is immoral.
  2. There are other goals than knowledge. Worthy goals, which other people may have a higher preference for.
  3. There's also obviously a time-preference calculation. Do you want to spend your resources on 10 units of knowledge achieved immediately, or do you spend your resources on the promise of 100 units of knowledge 8 years from now? The obvious answer is the second choice if you ignore time preference. However we have time preference for a reason, what if the knowledge in option two never materializes?
  4. If the wrong decision is made, do you stay the course or change directions?

Quickly these decision trees exceed the abilities of any central planner. Funny enough, this is why socialism and communism always fail in the long run. It's almost impossible to central plan very complex systems efficiently and it is entirely impossible to central plan everyone's means for everyone's personal preferences and goals.

Comment Re:Does anyone remember... (Score 1) 248

Nice cocoon of ignorance you have there. You have an ad-hominem style bias against one source, so you ignore it plus the 6 other sources linked without fact checking a single one.

Yes infowars makes money from hysteria. Guess what so does the mainstream media. IW are also the first ones to break major stories sometimes that are released as 'news' by the mass media a decade later.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson