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Comment Re:Dying Company Grasping at Straws (Score 1) 167 167

shut down the malls. turn the land into new neighborhoods, with apartments, coffee shops, gyms, parks, gardens, etc.. move the malls into automated warehouses outside the city were autonomous vehicles pick up packages for delivery to the neighborhoods homes and biz

we may not be able to create flying cars, but we can still create some awesome shit. it's a shame we're held back by outdated ideas of what it means to be a valuable person (wage slave) in the servitude of the wealthy.

Comment Re:progressives (Score 2, Insightful) 668 668

Ron Paul isn't mystical at all. He's very easy to understand if you look at his policies, effectively to sell everything tax payers have built to the highest bidder, including national parks, other lands, infrastructure... He's a corporation friendly capitalist. He talks big when it comes to free markets and non-coercion, but if you really consider what would unfold should his policies be put into place, sell everything to the rich, he's a just a crazy white old Texan that doesn't give a toss about people that don't have a lot of wealth.

Comment Re:A Better Reason (Score 1) 530 530

People like you

Because you know me so well...

Thanks for showing us all how pathetic your religion really is.

You have no idea what I think about climate change.

The point behind my comment was that an anonymous person insisting it's all bad science without offering proof, is not someone anybody should take seriously.

I'm sorry if my humor was too low brow for you. I humbly ask, oh wise one, that you forgive this ignorant pleb for offending you.

Comment Re:Missing the forest for the trees (Score 1) 530 530

Wrong questions:

A.) What is the societal cost of cataclysmic climate shifts?

B.) If we can stop 50 people from being killed in Chicago, how do we know 50 aren't being killed in a remote desert area?

The answer to A is likely much worse than an answer to 1.

The answer to B and 2 is, just because it may still happen somewhere else where we have no influence doesn't make it a bad idea to take it upon ourselves to act.

Comment Re:Here's what holds ME back. (Score 1) 530 530

Oh damn, how dare we who are creating the mess actually take on the burden of mitigating it. How fucking horrible would it be should we have to drive less! THE HUMANITY! THAT AINT FREEDOM!!

No, best we just push the entire screw up onto the next generations. Let them deal with the fallout of our material greed. Yeah, that's the ticket!

The psychology can be summed up pretty easily: I'm too in love with my way of life, I'll be dead by the time things are serious. So fuck it, why bother.

Comment So what are you saying.... (Score 1) 157 157

'Itâ(TM)s still exponentially hard, but itâ(TM)s exponentially easier than we thought,' Duffy says.

So, what, rather than a computer taking until the heat death of the universe to crack my 4096 bit key it will only take until our Sun goes super nova?

brb, generating 8192 bit keys.

Comment Re:What right do they have? (Score 1) 88 88

You seem to have missed the part in your own citation where it says "At the time, permission was neither required nor customarily sought."

Regardless, you've done nothing in this thread but cherrypick details that fit your personal views.

She consented to medical treatment. That is unless you can show someone was holding a gun to her head, since I doubt you were there. In 1951 that was all that was required. Whether you agree with it or not is irrelevant.

Comment Re:Bush (Score 1) 923 923

Actually, the Founding Fathers did foresee the issues you mention. Jefferson wrote of fears of aristocracy and corporate power getting in the way of democracy. Maybe not on the scale we see now, but it was definitely a concern.

Unfortunately the rest of the Founding Fathers were the wealthy aristocracy of the day. John Adam's wrote about the role of government being to protect the property of the ownership class (paraphrasing).

It's never mentioned in our public school, where we're primarily fed propaganda about how the Founders were these wise and altruistic creatures that were concerned about freedom for all. While enshrining the right to vote solely in the hands of wealthy, white land owners (ie., them).

Comment Re:Oh Please (Score 2, Funny) 256 256

Oh, anonymous person on the Internet is such a big tough man. Catch a whiff of that musky manliness. But only a whiff! For should you inhale too deeply, the raw might of their being may overwhelm your soul!

Listen, everyone! You should accept how this person chooses to address YOU. The Cat has obviously shown his superior intellect and grasp of reality. Do not let the display of raw emotion intimidate you. Instead, be in awe of such power unleashed.

This stunning specimen of human perfection deserves... NAY, DEMANDS ... your respect and attention. And you will give it to them. For they are... The Cat.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White

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