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Comment Re:Free market (Score 0) 84

Your argument falls flat on it's face. Your neighbour could be a waste of space good for nothing shithead who chooses to not work and live off the dole.

In fact, it could turn out that if you DON'T provide him free electricity water and phone service, that he would then choose to work on his own, but since these services are provided, he chooses not to work.

In either of these cases the baseline of well-being for the country is worse under these freeloading policies.

Some people make good decisions, some people make bad decisions. You probably want to avoid subsidizing bad decisions if you're going with the utilitarian argument.

But hold on... Who cares about the utilitarian argument? If I can show that it's morally wrong for the government to bring a gun into the negotiation between every other party in the country (price fixing) then who cares about the utilitarian argument?

If I can show you that by killing homeless people, we're all better off in total, does that make it right? Of course not. Utilitarian arguments are pointless.

Price fixing is immoral. You can show this with just two principles:

  1. Private property
  2. Initiation of force is immoral

It doesn't even take very complex thinking. If you want to see if something the government is doing is immoral, just imagine a neighbor you don't like is taking the same action. If you think it's wrong for your bad neighbor to force prices between other people to a certain level at the barrel of a gun, then it's wrong for the government to do it.

Utilitarian arguments don't help. 'But it's democracy and elected officials' doesn't make it right either.

If your elected officials said 'we're going to start our homeless extermination program for the good of the country' it's still immoral.

If you hold a direct ballot and a majority of the population votes to exterminate the homeless, it's still immoral.


Comment Re:Bullshit, pure propaganda (Score 1) 395

Or not... Quoting my American aunt: Why should I care? I've nothing to hide...

(And yeah... little does she know... but that's her thought process.)

Great! Tell her I've been recording her in the shower and sharing it with my buddies. Also I couldn't help notice she likes to Monica Lewinski herself with a cigar while watching her pr0n. I mean I wouldn't complain, but it's right up the poop shoot and she makes a face like she ate a lemon when she orgasms.

Pass on a message from her dermatologist for me: yes it is herpes. She must have caught it while she was married, from her husband from that one time he slept with a prostitute in Panama. I guess she got him back since your cousin timmy was sired by the nextdoor neighbour.

Glad to hear her mammogram looked normal. It's good news since she couldn't afford the treatment, her bank account looks as barren as an Ethiopian's picnic. Must be her gambling habit at the slot machines.

I'm making her year end review public at her workplace, she won't mind being the only one to reveal it. Not like anyone will use that information to sideline her from her next promotion.

It wouldn't matter anyway since I found evidence that she committed approximately 450 fellonies and midemeanors, I was able to use google's AI to compare her suspect activities against the innumerable laws and regulations. She might be a terror wrist. Oops, that's a bug in the system. She can wait in our black sites while we work it out. Now what was it she said again?

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.

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