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Comment: Re:Typical government official, breaking the law (Score 1) 535

Well, for a few decades now, Republicans have been more and more big-government (which is the exact opposite of the party platform). Generally at the national level though, they seem Democrats win (primarily due to people being against Republicans wanting to legislate the Bible) and their illogical response is to try to out-Democrat the Democrat candidate. Both Republicans and Democrats keep coming under more and more criticism for being too similar while support for third parties (primarily the Libertarian party) grows, but instead of acknowledging that the voters want someone more libertarian minded, they just insult that growing portion of the population and go even more extreme towards the things that Americans dislike.

We seriously need to change our voting laws that allow candidates to win with very low percentages of the vote and also push people to vote for "the lesser evil" instead of their preferred candidate.

Comment: Re:Typical government official, breaking the law (Score 2) 535

Well, seeing how the last few elections, the Republican strategy has been trying to run a Democrat as a Republican (thus ensuring they won't win, because Democrats still won't vote for them and conservative Republicans won't vote for them - as well as driving away moderates), we'll be shouting the same thing at Republicans most likely.

Comment: Re:Black Mirror (Score 3, Insightful) 257

by Totenglocke (#49137359) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Just because you might do something mildly productive with your time if you didn't have to work for a living does not mean that the majority would. Hell, look at the countless millions who bitch about their circumstances, yet do nothing with their spare time that would improve them (learning new skills, taking a class, volunteering in a position that would help them improve their circumstances, etc). For every person who wrote a useful app / book, you'd have at least 100 just sitting around drinking beer and watching football.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.