Bitcoin won't stop us from dragging the rich from their palaces and putting them to the sword.
I'm willing to end taxes on corporations if we also end corporations.
Dice didn't get its corporate charter out of a McDonalds Happy Meal. Those papers were issued by a government. Therefore, all corporations are creatures of the state, and tainted by the state's monopoly on the "legitimate" use of violence.
This is why we invented surface-to-air missiles.
As a programmer myself, I found that the point of Asimov's robot stories is that most of the robots' fuckups might have been prevented if the human programmers had done some thinking.
Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
An anonymous reader writes A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report — "taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future."
Good for you, bro. A lot of us aren't so fortunate.
I object to corporations as currently constituted in the United States for the same reason I look askance at the Federal government: concentrated power is dangerous to those who lack power. It doesn't matter if that power is political, religious, or economic.
I only chose it because I was young, bitter, directionless, and had some natural talent with computers despite not growing up with a programmable computer at home. I decided I wanted to be a writer, and thought I needed a "respectable" day job and my own apartment instead of just working a couple of part-time jobs and sharing a place with an amiable stranger or three.
I've been in a union, Stormy Dragon, and they were always there when I needed them. Unfortunately, I listened to my parents and my culture and got a "real job" because cleaning toilets was "beneath me".
I don't have the figure or the winning personality for that kind of work.
I can dodge a punch. Dodging a bullet is just a bit tougher.
Last time I checked, the USA isn't the rest of the world, and in most Western countries the Democrats would be a right-wing party.
I was busy clawing my way out of indentured servitude back then.