Consider this. Right wing, the need to own a gun to feel safe. Left wing, no need to own a gun to be safe. A gun does not make you safe, a gun immediately puts you at risk.
Well, that is not quite true and quite frankly points out what kind of a bullshit artist Greenspan is. Basically the 1% of the 1920 owned a lot of capital assets like properties, farms, business, shares, jewellry, even what are today vintage auto mobiles and these would all have adjusted to inflation accordingly and they would be exceedingly wealthy based upon today's standards and today's property and business values. So Greenspans statement is 100% total crap.
When you own the means of production, the means of generating wealth you are never poor, until it is stripped away from just after a bloody and ruthless revolution.
What these asshats are alluding to is the truly disposable workforce. When you are no longer of use to psychopathic capitalism you are disposed of, parked in concentration camps for the unemployable, only let out for chain gang style mass labour projects. These are very evil people as they make no mention of reduced working hours with increased pay against productivity gains, more time for leisure and free education, with the contributions to society spread out to take into account automation.
All these fuck heads see, is automation, ahh no expensive work force more profits for me. With no concept of who they are going to sell the shit to, other than that workers must accept significantly reduced status unless their existence is sponsored by an employer. These people are a real and present danger, a threat to humanity.
You ignore reality. Humans are a social species not an individual species, we by genetics share and exchange in order to survive as a social species. You then logically measure value by the ability to contribute to that. The obvious negatives being selfishness, greed and a psychopathically parasitical nature that seeks to prey off society rather than contribute to it. Logically anything other than that is sophistic bullshit, no matter how much space you take up with your comment.
Now for some reality. High capital cost, high maintenance. Problems, urine, diarrhoea, dust storms, clouds, high humidity etc. Number of users versus numbers of toilets. Sewerage also includes washing water, showers, bath, hand basin and, kitchen sink.
Question would it be simpler to bring in normal toilet blocks and a mobile sewerage treatment plant, something along the lines of a methane powered digester that could actually deal with all sewerage requirements not just dried out poop. Answer, well duh. Fucking stupid is thinking sewerage is just faeces and not all of the rest. The biggest problem with sewerage is not smell, it is human disease, especially water borne diseases and those can come not only from faeces but urine and wash water as well as nasal mucus discharges, open sores and not to forget medical wastes.
Designing a better toilet to be blunt is really, really stupid. Designing better sewerage treatment systems incorporating portability, rapidity of set-up, ease of maintenance and energy requirements is the only sensible way to go because their is a lot more to human waste than just faeces.
What will go wrong, the worst imaginable consequences. Basically the only science research to be conducted will be that which produces a profit. Why is this such a great failure? Basically because all science which saves costs will not only not be carried out but it will actually blocked. The best science is always that which saves, everyone has access to it and everyone gains benefit. That which produces is pretty much uniformly only accessible to those that can afford it. As for junk science, well, just like the snake oil of yore, it eventually proves to be a failure and those behind it end up getting strung up for the pain and suffering they have caused.
For example fracking, they know it is very bad, there is factual proof, they sought and gained an exemption from pollution requirements from Darth Cheney and it was provided, if it was not bad, they wouldn't have bothered. Proof of how bad fracking is, is quite simply being proven by the results currently being generated and it will only get worse. They simply want to generate as much profit as possible, for as long as possible, until it all collapses under massive failure then they declare bankrupt and the bulk profits will have long since disappeared.
Failure to prosecute junk scientists and their backers for the harm they have caused is a real problem, especially when the harm is human suffering and death. Seriously confiscation of assets and life imprisonment should be the norm for both the scientists and their backers.
Is a college degree of value?
Is society willing to pay for it?
Then that society does not value a college degree.
Now that pretty much sums it up. Of course that society also deserves to die off mass infection and thus help to rid the world of stupidity. Greed is not a measure of intelligence, it is a measure of greed nothing more and nothing less. Thank the makers that so many people preferred to come up with life saving cures, inventions and ideas and were not pursued by the demons of greed and selfishness. How much money an individual has in not the proof of the measure of their human value, it is simply the proof of the measure of their selfishness and greed, parasitical values in human societies of negative rather than positive value.
The slope of course they are heading for, user pays. Want to put up a web site, why should the public have to pay to ensure it is 'safe' and acceptable. A simple preview fee to ensure that it meets government requirements, say around $10,000 (fully tax deductible of course) should be enough to push most people off the internet and if fees are to difficult due to continual changes perhaps $1,000,000 permanent licence fee to guarantee all troublesome sites are blocked (not porn sites of course they can afford it). The goal to force the internet back to the preferred main stream media model where only the few can afford to publish content and the majority are silenced. The majority need to be told what to think and they are the only ones with those evil anti-government thoughts, not to tell each other what they are actually thinking. Poms actually voted for this government, what the fuck were they thinking.
Book burning, hmm, it actually comes in two categories. The first one is evil when you burn other peoples books or publicly owned books. The second one is humorous, when you burn books you have bought. When you burn books you have bought, obviously the purchase of that book drives sales and hence more will be printed, also the book you have bought by burning is removed from the second hand market. So burning a religious book you have purchased makes absolutely no difference other than making a categorical statement that it is truly evil to try to kill someone for burning a book that they owned.
As for an extremely right wing UK government wanting to erase unsavory web sites, we all know what that means, first on the list wikileaks, next peace sites, unions sites, any anti-government sites and the list goes on and on and on.
There's a strong reason to suspect that if we were effectively immortal, our birth rates would drop to sustainable rates, or less.
You do realize that the sustainable rate is around two kids/woman because the oldest generation dies off, right? If we were effectively immortal, the birth rate would have to drop to zero to be sustainable. Not a big deal if we live to be 150, it'll just cause a slightly longer delay but true immortality would really throw a monkey wrench in how society works.
I'll have to keep this short as its late..1.-Yes, in fact not 3 hours from me is a KKK compound and they have their marches and white power picnics and nobody cares. The closest thing you get to "censoring" is the fact that the media doesn't care enough to show up but if the viewers don't care neither does the media.
2- The USA is the size of the EU so you will ALWAYS have a few "gangbangers with badges" somewhere that will act like Brownshirts. I'm sure those protesters got a big ass check after they got done suing while the brownshirts are working as mall cops.
3.-As far as "legalizes lying" I'd say the UK has that done pat thanks to their libel laws, look at how nobody would say shit about the Top Of The Pops DJ being a Pedo until AFTER he had died, even though they knew as early as 1971. And it isn't like its trivially easy to fight back thanks to the net but call me crazy, I'd rather not have a world where rich pervs like Jimmy can do what they want because the press is afraid to say boo.
4.-As for Faux News...I guess you missed the memo because not only is Fox News missing the mark but they are bleeding the right wing dry by making them out to be the "rich old white people party" and thus showing that yes free speech works because people WILL see through the bullshit in time.
Yeah but Steam sales mean we PC gamers really don't have to care and with AMD chips going so cheap you can build nice gaming PCs for a little of nothing. My oldest has a hexacore with 8Gb of RAM and a TB HDD and it only cost $350 shipped, add in another $70 for his HD7750 and he can play pretty much any shooter he cares to play. the youngest decided to go for a quad and spend the extra for an HD7790 and everything is smooth even with the bling cranked.
So who cares if you have to get more than 1 copy? Thanks to steam we only have to download it once and then just copy the folder to the other 2 PCs and between Steam sales, Humble Bundles, and FTP games we literally have more new games to play than we have hours in the day and as a nice bonus you have a system that will play console games going back to the Atari 2600, PC games going back to DOS, and of course web, video, hell you can even get your work done on it
Oh and if you don't want to even spend that much? head over to Craigslist, plenty of Phenom Is and IIs and C2Qs being sold for cheap. Had a friend that wanted to get into PC gaming but money was tight, found him a nice C2Q system with 19 LCD and KM for just $130, he slapped in an HD6770 he found for $35 and is happily flying his WWII airplanes.
Well, it would certainly appear that you also have a very significant problem with your courts, perhaps having popularity contests to elect judges wasn't the brightest idea after all. Without doubt the US justice system has systematic problems throughout the whole system with justice not so much being blind as being blindly greedy. Trying to eliminate the corruption with out prosecuting those causing the problems, with out recruiting more of the same kind, will just leave you chasing your own tail. It is the management of your systems of justice that is a severe fault.
We could be little be gentler. Just perhaps, just maybe, his money might well and truly exceed his ability and whilst trying to do good, surrounded by yes men hungering after that money, he ends up doing evil. Of course continued failure to recognise errors, publicly apologise and allow others to fix them, does reflect ego supplanting recognition of what is actually going on, typically again as a result of being surrounding by flunkies desperate for a piece of the cash pile, creating that bubble delusion.
The only thing common core should be is, a complete set of educational material freely available, including texts, software programs, videos and lesson plans. This to reduce the costs of education programs for schools and students. The range of common core free educational materials should be quite broad to allow choice et al. The government should fund the production of those materials and release them into a creative commons framework where all educated persons can contribute and the materials are freely available for use in educational environments but should be paid for in commercial environments. So schools can either pay or get free common core stuff. Better to work at shaping properly than just trying to block it.
Buffoon. The reality is far simpler, the society as a whole continually grows with the limits of growth set by the ability to exploit the resources and environment that it controls to it's maximum sustainable ability (actually they normally exceed that and degrade them). The downfall of course is, we most definitely do not live in a stable environment. High impact events routinely occur which severely reduce the ability of societies to produce resources from that environment. In smaller more regional societies, extended drought, flooding, extreme storm, volcanic eruption were sufficient to tip that society into collapse because the event sufficiently reduced the ability of that localised environment to support that society resulting in collapse (they occur to this day and would be far worse without external intervention).
The reason why NASA did they research is they are able to research more rare events, major volcanic events, larger more spread coincidental seismic events, major astronomical impacts and even something like the Earth moving through astronomical dust cloud severely reducing the level of radiation from the sun reaching the earth. All of these would have a global impact upon the ability of the environment to sustain the dominant species and hence lead to collapse and they are all just a matter of probability not an if but a when. Politics has nothing to do with unless you are some kind of religiosity nut, it still has no impact but you and your like can run around screaming that is does and like idiots pray for a solution, rather than doing something about it.