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Comment: Re:i don't understand the premise of the post (Score 1) 103

You do not have a right to live free of threats, sorry

i stopped reading there, you're an idiot

as a free man, i absolutely have the right to live free of threats

not that i expect no one will ever threaten me in my life, there's always some fucking douchebag

but that when my life is threatened, i can expect that person to recognize they have transgressed on my freedoms and to apologize or make amends, or be caught and punished by me, someone else, or the authorities, for transgressing against the freedoms of others

freedom must be maintained from all threats, indeed

what most don't understand is that threats to your freedoms do not come only from above, corrupt authority, but also from losers around you who abuse your freedoms out of malice or stupidity

Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 1) 362

by circletimessquare (#49609055) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

My point was simple, if you only take out the people paying the bribes, and not those accepting them, someone else will step up and start bribing the people in government

i'm saying take out both, you're focusing only on one side

who has the power to create the framework that the companies work in - the government

this is retarded beyond belief. if government were weaker or nonexistent, companies would still exist, and merely form their own security forces, against which you have no right to redress. power is not magic that government creates, it is merely assumed by whomever exerts it. why do you want to weaken the only institution you have on your side, government, and allow a freer hand to those who are already abusing you (corrupting your government) and would happily abuse you more without pesky rules and regulations?

Comment: Re:i don't understand the premise of the post (Score 2) 103

every freedom has limitations, natural limitations dictated by logic and reason, not big bad government arbitrarily limiting your freedom

namely, when you use your freedoms to infringe on other peoples's freedoms

such as their freedom to live, and live free of threats

it is illegal to to threaten lives. it's the only logical position. to *preserve* freedom, you see

there's a certain kind of selfish moron who thinks freedom means "i can do anything i want, damn the consequences." of course, true freedom only exists with true maturity and responsibility, which understands freedom to mean "i can do anything i want, as long i don't infringe on the freedom of others"

Comment: Re:Remeber (Score 1) 97

yup, well said

many of us also remember our youth fondly. when the teenage years are the most psychologically painful periods of a human life

we all have it. we forget the bad, and remember the good. it's also why people think things should be "like the good old days," to mythologize the past and always think things are getting worse. the truth of course that the past was more violent, poorer, and unhappier

it's a fundamental human conceit. historical myopia

Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 1) 362

by circletimessquare (#49608687) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

you want to take away the government?

you want to magically remove corruptibility from the human race?

you don't want to go after the slimy assholes doing the corrupting?

you're a moron, really. not a baseless insult, an objective evaluation of your thinking. you want to ignore corruptors and focus only on the corrupted. fucking stupid

Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 1) 362

by circletimessquare (#49608531) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

yes, absolutely, political corruption is a crime with a corruptor and a corrupted

why do you want to focus all blame on only one side of a deal that is the fault of two sides?

why do you focus zero blame on the guy who is paying for and often initiating the corruption? you think it's only innocent corporations being reached out to by sleazy politicians? seriously?

Comment: Re:Time (Score 4, Interesting) 125

by drinkypoo (#49608483) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

I think electric vehicles will start showing up at the unexpected places.

I think the place they will dominate first (and next, I guess) is motorcycles. The only thing missing from most current electric motorcycles is top speed. Most people don't ride long distances on them, so it's an ideal kind of vehicle to hit next.

Comment: Do we all owe the janitor credit, too? (Score 1) 147

Were it not for the janitor removing the old papers from his garbage can, his cube/office would have been inundated shortly, causing the whole project to fail. I guess we should credit that janitor with creating a computer revolution, too.

Seriously. The guy was one engineer on a computer system and not part of the BASIC team. How the HELL does anyone conclude from that that we "owe him" credit for anything except participating in the design of an obsolete piece of hardware?

Comment: It's all about the spamvertising (Score 1) 30

Cue the Monty Python skits, 'cause it's all about the spam spam spam spam spam.

Not the content. Not keeping articles current. Not making sure you can share links *outside* Facebook if you so choose.

But spam. Unending, unyielding, inflexible barrages of "advertising".

If they sent out leaflets instead of banner ads, my house would be ceiling deep in the shit, even with AdBlock Plus running.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 257

"citation?"

Citation? You aren't likely to find that as government PR spin but actions speak louder than words. So review native american treaties, the acquisition of Texas, the rest of the southwest, and California.

New mexico for instance was invaded, ownership by claim of might equals right was recognized by the US, the US purchased it for a song then didn't actually pay the bill to Mexico because the US was strong enough to get away with it.

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