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Comment Re:What's with the shills? (Score 1) 168

Has it ever occurred to you that some people simply don't agree with your take on things. You know, people who, personally - just like you - have looked at the facts of the matter and arrived at a different opinion? Your own view must be weak indeed if you have to result to that sort of fantasizing in order to make yourself feel better about it.

Comment Re:...and in the meantime (Score 0) 185

the actual enemies we have now use twitter and guerilla tactics

So ... the actual enemies are using twitter and "guerilla" tactics to seize towns, line up rows of insufficiently Islamist locals and lopping their heads off, that sort of thing? The Russians are using twitter to take over Ukraine? Are those Twitter-powered tanks being driven across those borders? Are they using Twitter to shoot down aircraft? Is Iran supplying Twitter-based ordinance to its proxies across the middle east, and using those Twitter-munitions when they kill people?

Comment Re:What did he expect? (Score 1) 168

So, pretty much you think this is a comic book, not real life involving actual people.

In your imaginary fantasy world, wouldn't the incredibly corrupt fantasy villains your'e dreaming up simply have done any of a thousand possible things to more effectively deal with this guy? No? Right, because you're fantasizing.

Comment Re:Massive and stupid (Score 1) 182

Why do you want to say he's wrong? You weren't happy with the voice recordings, and with people on the phone with their own family members as those events unfolded on the flight? If you want him to be wrong, it's because you want what happened to have occurred differently for some reason of your own agenda.

Comment Re: I suggest we confuse the primary Uber benefits (Score 1) 148

That Mercedes won't be so clean 10 years from now.

So what? Uber won't let them drive a car that old.

It's not like they'll be able to sell a car, unless they lie about the fact that it was a Uber car.

First, it's their choice. I guess you're one of those people who hates it when people have freedom of choice, and wants local governments to tell them what they can and can't do.

Second, it's still a Mercedes. They have much higher resale values (even with lots of miles) than the POSes that taxi companies usually drive (except maybe Priuses, as a percentage depreciation).

Comment Re: I suggest we confuse the primary Uber benefit (Score 1) 148

>No they don't.

Yes, they do. I see it here all the fucking time.

>Again, no, they usually go on about vehicle safety and insurance.

Then they're morons. There's no way in hell a nearly new Mercedes is less safe than some 30-year-old piece-of-shit Crown Victoria. Crown Vics are notorious for being dangerous cars when rear-ended; a lot of cops died because of that. Why do you want to ride in shitty old unsafe cars instead of riding in new, well-engineered cars which top safety rankings?

Comment Re:I suggest we confuse the primary Uber benefits. (Score 1) 148

How is anyone being forced into a McDonald's job? They're taking the job willingly. And what are you going to do when all the taxi drivers are put out of work by driverless cars anyway? Are you going to ban those because we need to preserve all those crappy jobs? What about when McDonald's figures out how to automate cooking? Are you going to ban that too, so those people don't lose their jobs? Where does it end? Are you going to ban all automation because it makes jobs obsolete? Why not ban cars, so that we can bring back all the horse-related jobs? Are you going to ban grocery stores too, because you don't want people cooking their own food and reducing the need for restaurant workers?

You sound one of the communists who wanted to establish big factories, where on one side people built wooden boxes, then sent the finished boxes to the other side of the factory, where they were disassembled so the wood could be recycled, and the reclaimed lumber was sent back to the first side of the factory to build boxes....

If you want a make-work program, bring back the WPA. Don't force people to use workers they don't want, to do jobs that robots can do better.

Comment Re:Yeah, nah. (Score 1) 448

you are less likely to get blown up or murdered by the government while in the US than elsewhere.

The US is the only western nation still executing people, on that score it's roughly on par with China. The US also locks up it's citizens at a higher rate than ANYWHERE else in the world, eg: ~7X the rate at which China imprisons people.

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.