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Comment: Re:Two things (Score 1) 246

by MickyTheIdiot (#49188577) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

You are talking about two parts of the same country. Except in Alabama there is general agreement that the Full Faith and Credit Clause is valid.

Countries refuse to extradite people to other countries every day for political reasons. Dozens of countries won't extradite to the US because of capitol punishment. So I am not sure how your example fits. The US doesn't need to extradite to other countries if it feels like civil rights are going to be taken away.

Comment: Re:In search of... (Score 3, Informative) 409

by MickyTheIdiot (#49148405) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

Spock ended up being combined with the character of "Number One" after the first pilot. In "The Cage" Spock wasn't an emotionless alien. The female second in command was the one that was considered cold and emotionless. When the network wouldn't allow a female commander then that character was removed and her traits given to Spock.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 0) 389

by MickyTheIdiot (#49074771) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

The GOP, especially in its current form, has a strong sense of "deserving" and "non-deserving" people. If you can't get a good job, or in poor health, or whatever there is a sense (maybe coming from US Puritanical roots?) that the hardship is deserved. And there is a sense that any outcomes, including extreme poverty and even death, are deserved... and this is getting worse I don't see this as controversial; go on any highly right wing comment board on the 'net and you will see it.

When the cards are stacked against these people even further because of further mechanism of jobs will this extreme bias against those who start out with LESS than the rest of us will this idea stop? I doubt it.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 5, Insightful) 389

by MickyTheIdiot (#49073591) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

Not to mention that the removal of the new deal and systematic attack on labor has made sure that the benefirts of that productivity has gone to mostly the top .01%.

George Jetson, on the famous cartoon show, used to complain how long the 3 day work weeks were! Everyone that put in work was supposed to benefit. It isn't working out that way.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 5, Interesting) 389

by MickyTheIdiot (#49073549) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

I agree with the basis of this argument in general, but as usual an entire group is forgotten.

We do have people who are not as smart as others. We have a very solid N% of people who will never be knowledge workers, who can't understand complex concepts, etc. In the US, with it's politics going out of control, we've also got a large group of smart people who won't make it because they won't have access to education they need (or the education becomes indoctrination and corporate training instead).

These people have to live somehow. Will we go the "Player Piano" route and guarantee a wage, or we will we go full GOP derp and just hope they die?

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