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Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 0) 886

by BoberFett (#49340021) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

"No coloreds" was in many places a law, not a business rule. The argument that many free market supporters make (myself included) is that the market would have naturally moved toward inclusiveness. Sure, some assholes will still be assholes. And thinking people would avoid those stores, diminishing their market presence until they disappeared naturally.

Laws that forced businesses to hide their racism let racism fester. Rather than allow those people to put their stupidity on display for the world to mock, we now had racists making tons of money of "those n*****rs" they hated. They're still racist, but now they are practically legally obligated to make money off of their object of hate. Is that really better in the long run?

Comment: Re:Who are these people? (Score 2) 394

by BoberFett (#49137827) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

You're referring of course to the billions of people around the world who drive cars, use electricity, burn trees for heat, or any other activity which contributes to climate change, yes?

Convince the world to go back to a pre-industrial standard of living, and all the industry funded "science" in the world won't make a difference. There won't BE a fossil fuel industry.

Comment: Re:Aggression (Score 1) 532

by BoberFett (#49103095) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

What? Why would anyone voluntarily report to jail for tax avoidance. Come and get me assholes!

Now what are you going to do in your aggression-free world?

And aren't garnishment and liens aggression? What would you call it today if the US just took things from other countries? Wouldn't that be aggression? Aren't taxes themselves aggression? Taking something from someone - in this case the fruit if their labor - without their permission?

Life is aggression.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb

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