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Comment: Re:How is this tech related? (Score 1) 154

by Carewolf (#49771393) Attached to: EU Drops Plans For Safer Pesticides After Pressure From US

IMO, this shouldn't be up to governments. They should act as a source of trusted advice, at best. The idea that the FDA might have killed more people than it's saved (by delaying the use of medicines that were later found to be safe and effective) is an interesting one, though I can't remember if it's ever actually been proven or is just some libertarian meme.

In other words, you are completely insane!

Saying it shouldn't be up to the goverment is saying anything should be allowed, so let in the lead paint. Surely the free market would never feed our children poison. It is not like they haven't done in numerous times before and continues to do so in counties with less regulation.

Comment: Re:Soverign debt (Score 1) 720

by Carewolf (#49767397) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

"Soverign debt is not like personal debt!"

As Dick Cheney famously said on the eve of the Iraq War, "Deficits don't matter".

He said that because sovereign debt really isn't like personal debt when the sovereign debt is in a convertible fiat currency. Because the difference between you and a nation is the power to issue currency. Do you know how many countries have ever actually paid off their debt? Take a guess.

The IMF is like a loan shark. They don't want countries to pay off their debts. They want countries to service their debts until such time as they can burn it down for the insurance (CDO) money.

What you are using a Dick quote as something other than a joke? What are you, a moron?

Comment: Re:There is something to it, people are missing (Score 1) 720

by Carewolf (#49767383) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

And that was new loans AT INSANE RATES.
Last time I've checked check dept per citizen numbers, Greek was roughly on the level of Germany.
But interest rates they are paying (and that mostly to German banks), oh my goodness:

Interest rates reflect the lenders perceived risk of not being able to retrieve the loan on time or at all.German citizens are vastly more productive than Greek citizens.

Not really, and that is not the main issue. The German government is a lot more reliable than the Greek one, and have been running a balanced economy for a long time, not just when they were forced to. It is one of the prime examples that austerity is the only was to prosperity. Of course every other North European countries has done the same, and have similar strong economies, only those who tried to spend their way out of debt are in trouble.

Comment: Re:Unfortunately, this is women's perception (Score 1) 292

by Carewolf (#49762881) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

As long as female culture remains the culture of fear

What is 'female culture?'
  Serious question.

Culture specifically targeting women and primarily consumed by women, such as women's magazines and a long range of TV show. I think you know a few if you think about it.

They ironically tend to be way more sexist (against women even) than mainstream culture.

Comment: Re:So, when has this not been true? (Score 1) 608

by Carewolf (#49727339) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

Except I don't know anybody who said "ya know, I didn't hate blacks and gays when I was a kid, but the older I get, the more I'm bothered by shit that has absolutely nothing to do with me."

Yes, you may get more fiscally conservative the older you get, but few people get more socially conservative the older they get. Which is why the number of people with libertarian sympathies continues to grow.

Actually that does happen. The older and weaker you get, the more prone you are to scare tactics and the more likely you are fear the unfamiliar,

Comment: Re:No self driving trains? (Score 4, Informative) 393

I'm baffled that we just might get self driving cars before self driving trains.

Do I really have to state the obvious? It's on *rails*.

We have self-driving trains, but somebody needs deal with the inevitable delays and malfunctioning signals at winter and look out the window to check people do not get stuck in the door, etc. The self-driving once are usually in mostly underground metros where each station is manned, or a personel can get to within 5 minutes if the need arrises.

Comment: Re:Sense Of Entitlement (Score 1) 618

by Carewolf (#49713751) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral

If you don't like the ads on a site, don't visit that site. If enough people do that, site operators will figure out the types of ads people tolerate and those they don't. Ad blocking isn't 'stealing', but it is mildly sociopathic: "I want what I want and screw the people providing it."

No, it is friendly and helpfull. I actively avoid products I see advertisement for, by block ads, I make sure I am more likely to buy product from those advertising on sites that I visit.

It is your destiny. - Darth Vader