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Comment: "accidental" breakage (Score 3, Insightful) 350

by Citizen of Earth (#47769959) Attached to: Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

The cameras are likely to "accidentally" break anyway

The won't be "accidentally" breaking when the perp is actually being belligerant, which is most of the time there is an incident. If we were to posit that the cop is telling the truth in the Michael Brown case, the weeks of disruption, rioting, looting, vandalism, and arson could have been obviated by the timely release of the video.

Comment: Re:I have a better idea (Score 2, Insightful) 174

To paraphrase, "How about just shutting down all industry and going back to the caves?" A de-industrialized civilization could only support billions fewer people than are alive today. You would need to 'cull' all of the excess. But really, westerns will never voluntarily accept even energy poverty, so your mass-extermination plan is a no-starter.

Comment: Re:oh boy (Score 1) 274

by Citizen of Earth (#47309235) Attached to: China Starts Outsourcing From<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... the US

The world is running out of hellholes that tolerate slave labour

And you're saying that's a bad thing? It tends to point out the complete failure of charity, well-wishing, and flowery language to lift people out of absolute poverty and the massive success of the invisible hand of capitalistic greed accomplishing this social good without even wanting to.

"Floggings will continue until morale improves." -- anonymous flyer being distributed at Exxon USA