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Comment: Re:Infinite Bank Account (Score 1) 385

Absolutely. Compare the $20 trillion in fossil fuel reserves to the total monetary value of the 4 million US slaves in 1860 -- roughly $1 trillion in today's dollars. It was not easy for us to convince the wealthy of the time to get rid of that sum of wealth. It took a bloody war in which over half a million Americans died -- 2% of the US population. But it was the right thing to do, just like switching to renewable energy sources is the right thing for us to do.

Comment: Re:a reason to run Linux only? (Score 1) 379

by OutSourcingIsTreason (#44260389) Attached to: MS Handed NSA Access To Encrypted Chat & Email
Absolutely! Nobody really knows what sensitive user data is uploaded to the Microsoft mother ship by "Windows Activation", "Windows Update", and "Windows Genuine Advantage". Also, nobody really knows whether spook agencies use "Windows Update" to install root kits and spyware but judging by TFA I'd say the odds are they do. Time to switch to Linux.

Comment: Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (Score 1) 507

You're way off base here. Automobile transportation requires a massive public investment in infrastructure. The public, acting collectively in the form of a democratically elected government, therefore gets to decide how its infrastructure is used. From this it should be obvious that we need a living constitution otherwise we'd have to amend it every time somebody invented something new and the constitution would be a ponderous tome.

Comment: Re:Why does 3d printing matter (Score 2) 404

by OutSourcingIsTreason (#43236937) Attached to: Digging Into the Legal Status of 3-D Printed Guns

We bother outlawing murder, we should bother defining each method of murder. Is strangling worse or better than a claw hammer to the head? Why does it matter if a pistol was used and not an "assault rifle". And why do we go after "assault rifles" when the pistols / revolvers were used?

I'm licensed to drive a car. Why isn't that sufficient for me to operate a big rig?

I realize that the left tends to be more passionate about things, and uses their feelings to judge things, but it doesn't really serve society well. We should judge the results, not the intentions. When I hear "what about the children?" asked, I know whatever comes next isn't about results, it is about how someone feels about something. Tyranny comes next.

You should also realize that the right's gun fetish clouds their judgement at the expense of common-sense gun regulations.This is why assault weapons can be easily obtained by mass-murderers, crazy people, drug dealers, and gang bangers. Tyranny is when you can't safely go to a school, a shopping mall, or a movie theater without becoming a statistic in the latest mass killing.

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.