One of the most blatant examples of foolish political ideas by science fiction authors is Gene Roddenberry's idea that advanced civilizations would have no money.
Then you have not spent any time contemplating or studying nearly every work that describes Utopia or a functional Republic. Your ignorance does not suffice as evidence that the theory is wrong, it simply indicates that you have a lot of learning to do.
Really? Gates demanding that people and governments sign long term contracts with US Agriculture and Medical corporations and not produce or grow locally as a condition of receiving his "Free" medicine is a benefit to society? Who's society are you referring to, the starving people in Ethiopia that can't grow local food any more because they received "Free vaccines"?
Good grief man, use your head just a little. If Mr. Gates was really just "helping everyone with his money" why has his wealth continued to grow while the people he is supposedly helping go further down in poverty? Some of the vaccines being pushed overseas are illegal in numerous Western Countries after being proven harmful to recipients.
Your view of an "awesome model" seems to be very low and abstract.
More on topic, look for Facebook to report some major loss in value causing the stocks to drop. Zuckerberg is not the only one donating lots of stock. These people are not idiots, and didn't get to be as wealthy as they are because they are altruistic.
So you are claiming that the person speculating "stupidity" is more valid than someone speculating that it's "intentional"? Show me proof of it being stupidity, or that is also baseless rumors.
The point I made is that either view is valid, or did you miss the "consider the possibility" statement?
An Anonymous Coward with a big fat turd of a fallacy. A police officer giving testimony of "smelling alcohol" is not evidence of anything, and is already useless in court. Any cop that gives this as the only evidence for drunk driving would be summarily dismissed, after the defendant and the attorney laughed at them.
That said, does alcohol on someone's breath does not mean that they have done or are doing anything illegal. Last I checked, selling and consuming alcohol is legal. I'm sure your straw man that follows will claim "but drunk driving", to which I'll say it takes a breathalyzer to show drunk driving and not simply an odor. A tablespoon of Robitussin contains alcohol, so should a person with a head cold be jailed for driving?
If you fail to understand or care about history and don't mind a good old fashioned fisting from the Constable, head to the local depot and ask them to search you. All of the silent and submissive Jews in Germany will tell you exactly how that worked out for them.
The rest of us should resist the tyranny that is growing in the USA.
I agree with both of your posts except for a statement you just made. Assault weapon bans are something to be scrutinized, and in some cases feared. Legislation has tried to label everything except a pistol and musket (yes black powder) as an "assault weapon" in the last decade, depending on who wrote the legislation it is worth having concerns.
Well, in honesty the other thing I don't agree with are liberal principles but that is a matter of debate outside of this theater.
Except that those don't exist, which is why people are getting bent over. My company did as good as they could, and we are still seeing at least 10% increases across the board for our health insurance. Many people that are not seeing increases are waived until next year, so see no change.
Why does "affordable care" increase everyone's rates by at least 10%? The examples would be rather lengthy, but here are a couple verifiable ones. Because women receive "Free Contraceptives" and that is a huge mantra from this agency. Woman receive free prenatal care too. The "free" part means not a penny in copay, and that money has to come from the pool so everyone's rates increase. Including those of 50 year old women that had a hysterectomy and are making the same complaints as men, so save your fallacy.
In some cases, you may wish to argue that a person was not insured enough. That argument is idiocy however, since insurance is a gamble. Companies make a lot of money selling it to you hoping you will never use it, and fighting you when they don't want to pay. We pay into these companies as a "just in case".
Claiming further that insurance fixes the health issues in the country is also wrong. The problems there are many and varied, starting with malpractice and ending at the FDA and "IP" on medicine. Making everyone buy insurance does nothing to address the problems. It moves to a select few hands and pretends to do something other than make a few people wealthy at the expense of society.
This comment is complete and utter bullshit, which harms people suffering from real racist issues. I do understand that you learned this from people paid to distribute propaganda, and perhaps you are just "one of those people".
Obama is no different than Bush, who was no different than Clinton, who was no different from Bush, etc... Each of these people had no care for US Citizens in general, just their buddies followed by themselves. Those are verifiable facts based on actions these people took, not because of what they said. Nothing is racist by pointing out that they are failing in their duties as representatives of "The People".
Thanks for playing "I'm an idiot!", you win the game!
This is similar in my opinion to the boy who cried wolf syndrome. Whether he's a paid shill or not, the ID is now tarnished with people thinking that they are just a shill. No matter the reason (shill/idiocy/misguided), people stopped paying much attention to what was said and simply replied with a comment regarding the person being a shill. Not arguing their points any longer.