There's certainly some truth to that. We keep hearing this is going to be the vehicle that's going to take us to Mars. Excuse me? Exactly how is a vehicle that can only carry 6 people carry supplies for even one person for nearly a year? Also, it's supposedly designed for missions lasting at most 21 days. They'd better be strapping it to a really fast rocket if they expect to get to Mars and back in 21 days!
Whilst it is possible to see Germany as having had a stable governmental system despite PR, in most other countries it has caused substantial instability, to the extent that in many countries PR is tweeked to reduce its impact, e.g. Greece where the party with the most votes gets an extra tranche of MPs. By contrast Belgium's record of 18 months without a government as a result of PR should be a warning to us all.
Is that an indictment or an endorsement?
The great virtue of 'first past the post' is that it forces parties to appeal to a wider group than their obvious supporters; know nothing tea partiers mashed up with business advocates are lined up against a mixture of union placemen and minority activists. The process of coalesce has got to occur somewhere; the belief that it is best done in the spotlight of publicity of the floor of the legislature is somewhat unproven, at best. Certainly the collapse of both the Weimar Republic and the French 4th Republic are usually blamed on their use of PR; I remain to be convinced its the optimal solution.
That sounds more like an indictment of democracy itself. I'll point out that if Wilhelm had remained on the throne of Germany, neither the collapse of the Weimar republic nor the subsequent unfortunate events would have been possible. Those are entirely the fruits of democracy.
"Ringworm" is a fungal infection, nothing to do with worms at all. These are not earthworms, true, but they are real worms - generally small, and often parasitic, but worms nevertheless.
Teach them to vote, and the Democrats will have a new constituency to pander to.
It's called Passover Syndrome. And it ain't pretty.
Good for Microsoft! Why should they be paying any more of the money the earned (and not even in the US) to those that decidedly did not earn it than they absolutely have to?
Apparently he's learned his lesson, given that Spacex is building it's new spaceport in Texas.
You tell me - which do think is going to employ more people and contribute more to an economy? Corporate offices, or factories and space ports?
If Musk is as smart as I think he is, he's not gonna touch California with a ten foot pole no matter what they dangle in front of his nose. Don't feed the parasites! Just let the bloodsuckers collapse under the weight of their own stupidity. He'd be doing the rest of the country one huge favor.
And why is the biggest pool of welfare recipients actually whites, not blacks?
You're simply playing semantic games. IQ has a very high correlation with life outcomes. If you don't want to define intelligence as the capacity to successfully manage one's life, that's fine, but they're certainly measuring a helluva lot more than just the capacity to take IQ tests.
"Highly skilled" does not necessarily mean "highly in demand". Given that there are highly skilled Americans that can't find work, yes I will argue they're bad for America.
A philosophy grounded in parasitism tends to bring out the sleazy in it's adherents? Who'd ever believe it!
...that Bill Gates says we desperately need .
Mostly products that were directly attributable to capitalism and technology. What did liberal democracy have to do with any of that? Did somebody vote the steam engine into existence?
I'm all for anything that puts Bruce Springsteen out of a job.
Everyone knows that all bureaucrats are fired and new ones hired whenever the administration changes.
Not really. Take it from a professional bureaucrat.