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Comment: Re:But but but (Score 1) 329

by TheRealLifeboy (#48628203) Attached to: 11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

[data needed].

second thought, maybe I can do this. the greater los angeles area is maybe 60 miles tall and 120 miles wide. 7200 square miles * 3 inches of rain = 0.35 cubic miles of water. that doesn't seem like much.

which is 385bn Gallons, so only 29 showers like that and the drought is all over...

Comment: Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (Score 1) 169

by TheRealLifeboy (#48432255) Attached to: City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

Have you read through your auto insurance policy?


I'm not a fan of regulatory capture (see my previous posts in this thread) but let us at least be balanced enough to acknowledge that there are legitimate concerns about Uber that need to be addressed by someone.

Well, then let Uber or whoever make a deal with insurers to fix this! This is not government's business. Unless you're a communist, if which case you would think it is...

Comment: Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (Score 1) 169

by TheRealLifeboy (#48432243) Attached to: City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber
O, for crying out load! Why do types like you insist on regulation people's choices? If I want to use Uber, then I and the driver should be able to negotiate a deal. If I don't want to go with the dude when he arrives, then I say no. If I like him and his car, I go. The government, city or anyone else has nothing to say or to do with this. As long as the driver is sober and has proven he can drive (has a license), then stop meddling! It due do all this "we'll think for you" mentality that people are becoming dumber and dumber!

Comment: Re:For disasters (Score 1) 85

by TheRealLifeboy (#48040437) Attached to: Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize

You should acquaint yourself with some history, which you probably didn't learn at your big-government sponsored school. John James Cowperthwaite was the Financial Secreterary of Hong Kong from 1961 to 1971. His "positive non-interventionism became the focus of his economic policy as Financial Secretary. He refused to collect economic statistics to avoid officials meddling in the economy.
Commentators have credited his management of the economy of Hong Kong as a leading example of how small government encourages growth" according to Wikipedia.

This is what formed the modern Hong Kong into what it is despite the preceding 150 years of British rule.

Comment: Re: Funny, however.. (Score 1) 171

by TheRealLifeboy (#48039597) Attached to: Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

a service (your plumber) is not the same thing as a product (recording).

Well, I copy a mechanic quite well these days and have been copying plumbers for ages, yet none of them have ever tried to bill be for copying their work. So why should musicians charge me for copying their work?

Comment: Silver kills microbes and ebola (Score 1) 119

by TheRealLifeboy (#47912977) Attached to: US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

Hmmm... and why are they not using their own research and solution?

A PDF of Janice Speshock and Saber Hussain's research at the US Air Force National Laboratory.

Before some anonymous coward yells some shill-inspired-drivel about the dangers of silver.... the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA is part of the Department of Defense, created in 1999) confirmed the authenticity of this research.

So, will "medical science" aka big pharma and their marketing arm, the FDA, "allow" this potential cure, or will they just let thousands die, because "we have not cure" and won't have for a long time? There are too many african anyway, aren't there? is what they seem to be saying by their actions.

Comment: Re:It wasn't environmentalism ... (Score 1) 91

by TheRealLifeboy (#47842449) Attached to: California Blue Whales Rebound From Whaling

The white rhinoceros is one of the biggest success stories in environmental conservation. It was down to about 200 individuals by the late 19th century. Following the imposition of hunting restrictions, populations have rebounded to over 20,000 individuals and it was de-listed as an endangered species under CITES in 1995; limited hunting is now allowed to control population growth.

That is not true.

The white rhino was saved due to the efforts of a few visionaries who convinced the South African government and Swaziland, if I recall correctly, to allow the commercial breeding of white rhino (which means for profit, in case you don't understand economics 101). The fact that people, including Mericuns, could hunt them for large sums of money, meant that there was money to protect them and breed them. That's what saved them, not some misguided utopian green agenda.

Comment: Re:Or don't be... (Score 1) 561

by TheRealLifeboy (#47672425) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Has anyone ever wondered about the fact that some people just don't want to follow a certain career path? Why are there so few male kindergarten teachers for instance? Are we now going to force a lot of young men to become kindergarten teachers to make up the quotas?

This whole drive is so rediculous. I'm not saying the we should not allow women or men into certain positions like in days of old, but that we simply let demand sort out the number. For crying out loud, has the world gone mad??

What is now proved was once only imagin'd. -- William Blake