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Comment Re:What about on the moon? (Score 1) 143 143

^ this 100 times.

I don't understand why we aren't talking about colonizing the moon at all. It doesn't make any sense to go straight to Mars. Robots sure; but humans, why send people there to die? At least on the moon, if something bad happens, there's a slight possibility of recovery. If something happens on the way to, or on Mars, the team is pretty much screwed.

What am I missing here?

Comment Re:Google Wave (Score 1) 150 150

In a world where we desperately need a new secure communication medium to replace email and social media, Google Wave was created to do just that. It was decentralized, federated, modular, and built on some standard protocols. Those of us who were exposed to it saw potential, but unfortunately it was ahead of its time. This project above all the others I wish was revived.

Comment Re:Third parties don't work (Score 1) 204 204

The republican party is an excellent recent example for this actually. The teabaggers rebellion didn't run third party candidates, they ran in party primaries and started knocking out incumbents. The remainder of the party saw this in action and moved fairly quickly to align with the insurgent faction out of simple self-interest. The result was that the party shifted rather significantly to the right to accommodate them which meant that they ended up getting much of what they wanted.

The grassroots, "teabaggers", and Ron Paul libertarians, did not get what they wanted. They were exiled from the party. The party rules were changed so that any sort of grassroots rebellion could be extinguished.

I understand the theory you're suggesting. It isn't working though. We aren't getting the liberty, peace, and prosperity we deserve. We're getting more of the same.

What we need to do is to choke that stubborn senile elephant, and replace it with what it use to stand for, libertarianism.

As far as the Democrats are concerned, well... keep it classy.

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