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Comment Re:Ah the right wing story progression (Score 1) 436

You also rack up many more $trillions in needless debt building these impractical technologies. Hint: if they were actually practical, then free enterprise would be all over them without any subsidies at all. Also, you kill tens of millions of people in the third world through needless energy poverty.

Comment Re:Yeah, but that just means... (Score 2) 203

The anti-vaccination craze? Fad ketosis dieting? Near-worship of media figures like the Kardashians? Climate change skepticism? I'd go on but that's already more than enough to refute your statement.

"Less" means "not as many as before"; it doesn't mean "none". Also, as long as reality continues to defy the Warmist Cult doomerism, skepticism is the most rational choice. There are three factors lining up right now that could make the climate cool down markedly in the next 5-10 years. If that happens, it will be very entertaining to watch the Warmists explain how the $trillions they bilked from the not-skeptical-enough public was well spent.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 965

Fortunately, though, it is precisely the religious zealotry of the Islamic radicals that keeps them poor and weak. First-world democracy and freedom will always dramatically outperform The Caliphate both economically and militarily. And, after enough of these terrorist attacks, the SJW Fifth Column in the west will be discredited and we'll actually get serious about screening immigrants and eliminating The Caliphate.

Comment Re:unique id (Score 1) 214

I've never really understood why the passport isn't just the de-facto personal ID

It's hard to stuff a passport into a card slot in your wallet. It's also too powerful. Hand it to some seedy shop owner and you could end up on a no-fly list on suspicion of international terrorism. The damage from a cloned driver's license is much more local.

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.