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Comment Re:Democracy is a failed system. (Score 1) 165 165

Thank you for saying my theory is strong. You have said nothing however to disprove it. There is ample historical evidence that shows that democracies eventually destroy themselves or become so weak that they are easily destroyed by invaders. The U.S. is very strong militarily but it's culture is weak and it's economy is one financial crisis from complete collapse. The people have voted themselves bread and circuses. Soon they will have neither.

Comment Re:Democracy is a failed system. (Score 2) 165 165

Public education is fucked. Case in point, recently a student was suspended for nibbling a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. This is an example of the demagoguery of which you speak. There ARE good teachers however they cannot educate in an environment where such stupidity prevails.

Comment Democracy is a failed system. (Score 1) 165 165

First of all, humans aren't computers that obey logical laws. they also have emotions such as greed and fear.

Second, democracy is a failed system and will always fail. The original framers of the constitution setup a representative republic and not a direct democracy. Democracy is nothing more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.

The entire public school system is built around the concept that democracy is the best form of government. This is by design to keep the people deluded by the falsehood that democracy will succeed if only the people had the right information or that if the right honest politicians were elected that all would be well. See my first statement above.

The only possible way to improve the system of government is to improve the people who support it. This is only possible with proper education. A proper education isn't possible with a public school system and a proper government isn't possible with democracy. Therefore we're fucked. A collapse of the entire system is coming. Probably wars, probably nuclear wars which possibly will destroy most if not all life on earth. I do not state this with any hint of humor or sarcasm, it's just the way things are.

Submission + - Software, tractors, and property rights

Presto Vivace writes: We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership

In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”

Submission + - Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer->

An anonymous reader writes: A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he took it outside and shot it eight times, police say.

"He was having technology problems, so he took it to the back alley and destroyed it," a police spokesman said.

He did not realise he was breaking the law when he went "Wild West" on his machine, local media reported.

A judge is due to decide what penalty he will receive.

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Submission + - Blackberry establishes new security measures for IoT devices->

An anonymous reader writes: Blackberry subsidiary Certicom has announced the launch of a new managed public key infrastructure (M-PKI) solution to help secure millions of connected devices, such as smart cars and wearables, as part of its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy. According to the public key infrastructure specialists, the new package will allow businesses to better verify and secure their IoT products. The company also said that it has begun issuing certificates for next-generation gas and electricity meters under the UK’s household smart meters initiative. The scheme hopes to cover around 104 million energy monitoring devices across the country. Blackberry has also revealed a separate CHACE (Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence) program which seeks to support research and development projects in global computer and IoT security.
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