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Comment: The death of the American dream (Score -1, Informative) 86

by roman_mir (#47435713) Attached to: Lyft's New York Launch Halted By Restraining Order

The American dream (before it was hijacked by the realtors in the USA) has died a horrific death as the government completely overtook over every function of the market and declared itself to be the legal dictator state completely dominating over the individual human being. The American dream was the idea that equal under the law individuals could pursue their own happiness on their own terms, where apart from regulating criminal conduct, government wouldn't have any authority to stop the individuals from attempting to build their own lives and businesses the way they saw fit. That dream suffered its first heart attack during Teddy Roosevelt, second heart attack during the Hoover and FDR, it was kicked in the balls in the fifties and then had a minor stroke when Nixon took the world off the gold standard. Now the dream is a dying, rotting, gangrenous corpse, that is being systematically shat on by every self proclaimed 'saviour' of the society and its values, by all the Marxists, socialists, fascists and basically brainless, dickless, heartless pigs that are happy simply to take another shit on the Constitution and smear their faeces all around them - a form of societal self degradation that periodically descends one or another population of humans into the dark ages throughout history.

Comment: Re:Not really a surprise.... (Score -1) 215

by roman_mir (#47427609) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

Yes, but also this is a meaningless move by Germany in the real sense of the world, because it is still not demanding that all of its gold is returned by the USA immediately.

Of-course the German central bank authorities decided a couple of weeks back that it is better to pretend that the USA still has German gold and not raise any noise than to make it clear that its gold is gone. Germany requested the USA Fed to return its gold about 2 years ago, USA came out saying that it will return half of the gold within 7 year period but in 2 years only returned 1/100th of what it was supposed to, actually the numbers can be found here. In any case if Germany truly wanted to make a statement it would insist on the return of its gold, with the correct serial numbers on the bars and everything.

If Germany simply wanted to get the gold back it also has a choice of selling the gold in the market and getting dollars back, which the Fed could easily provide by creating them out of thin air as it always does, so that then Germany could buy the gold back in the market (of-course fewer tons could be bought since the prices would go up, but at least it wouldn't be a total loss as it is now). Any of this would be better than a useless symbolic gesture.

Comment: Re: yes but (Score -1) 301

by roman_mir (#47424529) Attached to: Wireless Contraception

Your meta comments stopped making sense even during the last post, here:

In this case which would you support, the freedom of the employees to make their own choices or the freedom of HL to try to dictate those choices for them?

- what kind of logic is this? The 2 statements have nothing to do with each other.

Would I support freedom of employees or freedom of HL "to dictate"? You have squarely placed your bias into that very statement.

I support freedom of the individual AND I disagree with your premise that HL 'dictates' anything to anybody! Government dictates to HL AND to the employees by getting between them and changing the rules of the private contract.

As to 'sock puppet' nonsense, either you want to hear my answer to your comment or you do not. If you do not then state so clearly and I will not answer. If you do however want to have an answer, then you will have to accept that I can only leave 2 comments in 24 hour period on my main account and I have no choice but to use my backup account (which also can only be used twice in a day) and it should not matter to you how I left the comment, but it seems it does, which means you are not actually discussing anything here.


Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles 144

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the giant-alien-particle-acceleration-experiment dept.
sciencehabit (1205606) writes For decades, physicists have sought the sources of the most energetic subatomic particles in the universe — cosmic rays that strike the atmosphere with as much energy as well-thrown baseballs. Now, a team working with the Telescope Array, a collection of 507 particle detectors covering 700 square kilometers of desert in Utah, has observed a broad 'hotspot' in the sky in which such cosmic rays seem to originate. Although not definitive, the observation suggests the cosmic rays emanate from a distinct source near our galaxy and not from sources spread all over the universe.

Comment: Re:yes but (Score -1) 301

by roman_mir (#47410915) Attached to: Wireless Contraception

This case should not have anything to do with religion in the first place, people that run businesses must not be abused by the government and having their freedoms revoked just because they are running a business.

Government must not have any authority to dictate to people what type of compensation the employer and the employee agree upon. Government must not have any authority to dictate that compensation must be provided in a form of insurance or contraceptives or in form of any other product or currency that goes against the agreement between the actual 2 parties involved - a person buying labour and a person selling labour.

This is a win for freedom but not completely, because it mentions religion in the first place. Religion has nothing to do with this, it's about INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM.

Comment: Re:The goal of 1st world countries (Score -1) 401

by roman_mir (#47402577) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Have government provide a basic income

- government doesn't have anything "to provide", it can only take away from somebody in order to subsidise somebody else, it doesn't produce anything and has nothing to give to anybody for free. If you are talking about government stealing even more resources from those, who are already being stolen from in order to provide bread and circuses to those, who are already on welfare anyway, then all you will achieve will be more corruption, even less production, as those producing, will be moving their productive capacity out of the country even faster.

Comment: Re:Incoming international flights (Score 1) 685

by technomom (#47399445) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
This is yet another stupid security theater thing, yes, but the headline is overwrought. First up, this is only for flights to/from very specific places and secondly, it's really not hard to figure out a way to not be caught up by this one. Find an outlet and plug it in for a while....or carry one of those spare charger thingees.

Comment: Re:The goal of 1st world countries (Score -1, Troll) 401

by roman_mir (#47396249) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

...the other red herring argument was age discrimination...

The reality is that USA (and many others, like the Canadian or European) workers are much more expensive than workers from countries that do not have the insane socialist labour laws that raise the cost of doing business just enough for companies not to hire in those places any longer. This is not about an hourly wage, even if the hourly wage was exactly the same in USA and in India it still would not make sense to hire Americans. This is about the insane labour laws, the insane government agenda of running welfare / socialist / fascist states, where the individual is subservient to the government. It is too expensive to deal with big government where you cannot even pay a simple cash bribe for the government to go away and not come back.

Comment: Re:Job Hopping (Score -1) 281

by roman_mir (#47388957) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

For 9 years I was a contractor, doing what needed to be done for many different clients. 1 year? My longest contract (with all the extensions) lasted for 5 years, and I left that one to start my own business. My shortest contract was about 2 weeks, I came to do what the client needed, did it and went on.

Comment: Re:As a Quebecer... (Score 0) 245

by roman_mir (#47383975) Attached to: Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

Waltons and Kochs do much more for the current society than Musk is, they are bringing cheapest goods possible to the most people that the possibly can. Musk's creativity is actually very narrow in its target market, but he can become Ford of today if he manages to find efficiencies and actually mass produce cheaper and cheaper vehicles even in the modern age of enormous government created inflation.

Comment: Re:IBM FORUMS were user-driven too (Score 1) 131

by technomom (#47380939) Attached to: Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks
IBMPC / IBM Forums no longer exists in its old VM form. They've now been moved to the w3 version of connections. The internal IBM connections community gets quite a lot of content, contrary to what this article says. It's pretty much the standard way to set up any kind of shared content team room now.

Comment: Re:Gee Catholic judges (Score -1, Informative) 1326

by roman_mir (#47364513) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

put their religion before the constitution. Shocking.

- yes, putting the religion of socialism before the Constitution is what has destroyed America.

Constitutionally US Congress has no authority to dictate anything to business or individuals unless it is expressly stated in Article 1 Section 8. The actual problem is that SCOTUS has not struck down almost all laws that ever came out of Congress as it should have as unconstitutional, but instead it allowed wider and wider oppression via usurpation of powers by the government and destruction of the individual freedoms.

The reality is that the religious argument shouldn't matter, because the only true argument here is the argument of freedom. Individuals must not be coerced by governments, they must not be forced by governments to accept compensation for their work from their employer in a way that government sees fit (any form of insurance or maternity leave or paid vacation for example) in lieu of what the individual and the business agree to on their own accord. Individual may want to be paid in gold for example and nothing else and may sign a contract with the employer to that effect and government doesn't (Constitutionally) have the authority to overwrite this contract.

Comment: Re:Cost (Score -1) 228

by roman_mir (#47364117) Attached to: Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

I do a LOT of baking, roasting, braising, etc. in my oven. I'm also the kind of guy who owns multiple probe thermometers with different sensitivities and speeds, multiple kitchen scales with different accuracies for different quantities, a pH meter for kitchen use, hydrometers for fermentation, miscellaneous lab glassware for accurate measuring (and often convenient pouring), etc.

- hello, Dr. Lecter.

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