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Comment: Re:Chattel slavery is so passé (Score 1, Troll) 20

by smitty_one_each (#47403763) Attached to: The Counter-Revolution of 1776
Broad-spectrum legal reform is the kind of issue that seems blatantly obvious to even the most casual observer.
And yet the number of Congresscritters of any strip running on the idea is. . .um. . .wait a sec. . .let's look at Libertarians. . .
Unfortunately, all the power is draining into DC, where the money can be printed at will, thus giving a us positive feedback loop.

Comment: Re: does it mean anything though? (Score 1, Troll) 123

by smitty_one_each (#47396815) Attached to: FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps
One thing we know is that absence of regulation == total chaos.
Just ask a bureaucrat.
Furthermore, we know that people are stupid, and absolutely incapable of operating above caveman level without kindly bureaucrats.
In summary, ensuring Total Regulation is a basic national security requirement.

Comment: Re:How about (Score 1, Troll) 371

That deserves some sort of Chomsky Award for nearly meaning something, then breaking into a Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
No, subsidies and taxes are not like a classical R-C control network; you're oversimplifying like a madman to equate them to a negative feedback loop, i.e., something that stabilizes. To the extent the analogy helps at all, taxes and subsidies are more of a positive loop, feeding corruption, destabilizing.

doing ourselves through conscious collective action

Would you recommend a wall of Pet Rocks, or a vast Ouija Board to implement this?

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