We've known this for a very long time. Longer than I've been here even.
"Makes you wonder what, exactly?"
That this is a widespread social problem and not something restricted to just the nerdy professions. Project much?
Insightful, my ass.
If he's talking about "Elevatorgate", then he's accurate, even if he's not calm about it.
Hm. The covenant of Noah is about two paragraphs before this part (King James Version) which is used for various justifications of slavery and discrimination against all sorts of people because they are said to bear the Curse of Ham. If folks wanted to use the Bible to justify anything ISIS says is justified by God's words in the Koran, they could easily do so.
18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Let's assume God does not exist. Therefore heaven does not exist. Therefore things like morals don't matter because you don't go to heaven or hell or are not judged regardless of what acts you commit.
For those who have ever wondered what a non-sequitur is, this is a prime example.
Again, how does that justify limiting the number of cabs? That's what licensing does.
No, it doesn't.
As implemented, thanks to crony capitalism and lobbying, the number of taxis is limited. However, this artificial limitation is in no way an inherent feature of an accreditation system.
No higher authority should be able to make it illegal for consenting adults to interact with one another.
Indeed. That's why laws dealing with fraud, workplace safety and food standards are just Government oppression.
It takes a special license in order to inspect your vehicle?
You are required to have your vehicle inspected to hold the special license.
Are there really taxi unions? Around here taxi drivers are lucky to make minimum wage.
Taxi *owner* "unions". Though I doubt they're "unions" in the traditional sense. More likely "associations" like doctors or lawyers.
What moral authority does the state have to stop consenting adults from forming their own contracts and doing business with each other?
Should people be able to sell themselves into slavery ?
What does "... for profit" mean? If you consume $6 in gas and you friend gives you $5, paying $2 more than their share, is that "for profit"?
If you have someone over for dinner and they pay more than their share or the groceries that go into the meal, are you running a restaurant for profit?
Next question ?
Get rid of your dictator and adopt a representative democracy and it will be over. Indeed, nobody could have thought it would go on this long.
If downloading porn counts as mischief then I was Dennis the Menace.
Yep. Some boards have posts that last weeks.