some assknob in east fuckistan
You really think that no public sector employee has figured out yet that they could infect their own work computers with malware and get a bitcoin advance on their pension while blaming the east fuckistanians?
(*) I'm a fan of Trump, and would welcome informed debate about the candidates. Unfortunately, most people here can't rub two words together to spark a rational argument. Anyone is welcome to take that as a challenge, if you feel up to it.
If you can listen to Trump for more than 60 seconds without recoiling in disgust and wanting to change the channel then I have bad news for you. That makes you an even bigger douchebag than Trump.
I suppose trying and failing is better than not even trying at all.
I ran an LFS based laptop for a few years and even wrote my own package manager to help maintain a level of sanity.
I went down the same road, and sometime circa 2005 I switched to Gentoo and never looked back.
Bitcoin is not a currency because it is not a tripartite IOU liability system.
If your definition of currency requires that it be the liability of a counterparty, then who need that shit anyway?
By that standard, Bitcoin is better than currency.
Parents choose to have children.
Children do not choose to be born.
This means that children owe their parents nothing in exchange for taking care of them before they are capable of taking care of themselves. It was the parents' actions which are responsible for the state of the child's infirmary (relative to adult capabilities), therefore it is their responsibility to correct.
Everything that parents do to bring their child into adulthood is simply the fulfillment of a obligation they incurred when they created a helpless and dependant child.
Do you expect your bank to go out of their way to thank you for paying your mortgage on time every month?
Mother's Day (and Father's Day) would be a meaningful if there was a general acceptance that parents need to accomplish a bit more than merely breed and see that a child survives to adulthood in order to earn special recognition.
I can't think of another situation where the "everybody gets a trophy, no matter what" effect is more harmful than parenting.
it's the AGW believers who have proposed throwing Skeptics into jail, fining them, firing them, etc.
Don't forget mass murder.
Hell the left doesn't let people on it's side so much as talk to people
There's a very good reason for that: periodic internal purges are an essential component of the belief system.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers." -- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a particularly vivid fantasy)