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Comment: Re:Why can Greece destroy the global economy? (Score 1) 299 299

by Uberbah (#50016277) Attached to: Greek Financial Crisis Is an Opportunity For Bitcoin

An exit of Greece from the Euro zone will have catastrophic consequences within Greece

Backwards. Staying on the Euro has done nothing but keep Greece in a worse state than the Great Depression while selling off their national assets. The costs of leaving the Eurozone are insignificant in comparison.

The benefits are Greece will be free to set its own exchange rates, making the country cheap for both tourists to visit and for exports to be, well, exported.

Comment: Ayn Rand, naked and petrified (Score 1) 202 202

by Uberbah (#50016257) Attached to: How Uber Takes Over a City

Lobbying doesn't immediately mean evil, you sophomoric children.

A system that runs on lobbying is by definition a corrupt system.

Can anyone name one reason why "traditional" government monopoly-licensed taxis are superior to Uber?

Anyone could, but you'd just ignore it again. Fans of Uber, nuclear power and GMO products are physiologically incapable of addressing straight criticism with a straight response.

Lobbying is how laws are changed, so it's what you do whether your goals are positive or negative.

Accounting isn't by nature negative. Accounting for Enron, cooking their books as Arthur Andersen did, is negative. So is lobbying for a parasitic company like Uber.

If you're cheering for the entrenched taxi services, you should know that taxi licenses do not protect you from any of the problems you think Uber causes.

Other than low insurance coverage and unprofessional drivers working for less than minimum wage after paying for gas and maintenance. You know, those aforementioned reasons that don't exist for Uberfans.

Comment: Re:It's obvious how Uber does it (Score 1) 202 202

by Uberbah (#50016189) Attached to: How Uber Takes Over a City

Taxi medallions create an artificially low supply of drivers. The price of these medallions is often hundreds of thousands of dollars. This lower supply of drivers also means higher prices for consumers.

....and taxi drivers who aren't working below minimum wage once gas and maintenance costs are paid for. Who have insurance that goes beyond $50k in coverage in case of an accident.

Comment: Re:Does Uber need executives in France? (Score 2, Informative) 134 134

by Uberbah (#50016015) Attached to: Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

Unions had their place. It's in history now, just like the confederate flag. Unions need to die, they do nothing any longer other than make a few wallets fat (the few running the unions), a TON of people lazy (nearly all union workers), and they disrupt commerce and blah blah blah blah blah

Unions will be needed as long as greedy executives try to exploit labor. Any more concern trolling?

Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 134 134

by Uberbah (#50015953) Attached to: Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

in which they prevented hundreds if not thousands of others from profiting because they worked the system in such a way that guaranteed the laws of supply and demand didn't affect their business?

You mean, because these people actually work for a living? If they were ant-competitive vulture capitalists, then it would not just be okay, but the desired result.

Comment: Re:Welcome! (Score 1) 1052 1052

by Uberbah (#50002755) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

what international standards? saudi arabia? malaysia?

How about by Republican standards. Obama has gone far to the right of Reagan and both Bush's, and Hillary will be more of the same. You're smarter than an Obamabot, right? Ignore the words coming out of his mouth and pay attention to what he does.

Comment: Re:No controversy here (Score 1) 136 136

by Uberbah (#50001119) Attached to: WikiLeaks: NSA Eavesdropped On the Last Three French Presidents

Your naivety is touching.

Your tired apologia for Big Brother is nauseating.

Countries have spied on their supposed allies since spying was invented

England was tapping the entirety of French communications in 1900?

If you think this is new and unprecedented then its time you bought a ticket for the clue train.

If you think the Vatican having guards makes them equal to the U.S. military because they both have guns, sure.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."