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Comment Re:Sounds great! (Score 5, Informative) 161

As a highly-taxed driver (gas and registration), I'm getting rather tired of cyclists requesting more and more road upgrades despite them not paying even a small share of the costs for those upgrades.

I know! And what about all those leeching pedestrians? Sidewalks don't just appear! Plus pedestrians slow me down when I'm in a hurry! We should require registration to walk in the city! :-)

Comment Re:here's a prototype without the camo paint (Score 1) 249

You DO understand that the Bolt is just a Chevrolet Spark with an electric drivetrain?

It's more similar to the Sonic, but it's not exactly the same. I'd withhold judgment until I could test drive one, or had at least read independent reviews.

Comment Re:equilibrium (Score 1) 692

In most of the developed world, the birth rate is either stable or in decline.

That's is true for now, but if we let people self select who breeds we'll end up with a population of those with a propensity to breed; either socially or biologically. We're going to have to stop that someday, somehow. I'm confident that it's far enough in the future that I won't have to deal with it.

Comment Re:Might have bottomed out (Score 1) 72

Banning the trading of certain goods which aren't inherently harmful by themselves seems like a dangerous precedent to set.

The precedent was set by the outlawing of gold bullion ownership. I'm glad that's over, but governments have not promised to never try such a thing again. The control of the money supply is important to them.

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