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Comment: Re:Goodbye free speech (Score 1) 192 192

Why are others' actions my responsibility? If I post something, and someone else makes a decision, that decision is also influencable by someone else's (i.e., the corporation's) speech. Why don't they use free speech to fight free speech they find offensive? Why do they try to ban it?

Comment: This is your Constitution on Market economics. (Score -1, Offtopic) 192 192

Even the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the EPA had to consider cost when determining what was "necessary and proper." Cost trumps the freedoms guaranteed in the bill of rights. If my free speech costs someone money, the Bill of Rights has no standing. Government at least is prevented (heavily restricted) from prosecuting people for their speech. Business has no such Constitutional amendment restraining its desire to quelch speech it thinks offensive.

Business is fundamentally undemocratic and unconstitutional.

Comment: Re: Well, well, well. (Score 5, Insightful) 302 302

Do we want a nation of Ayn Rands merely writing about technology, or do we want to actually implement the technology? If the latter, government spending is essential because the market is way too shortsighted and prefers to take risks on balance sheets, with derivative instruments, rather than push the envelope of technological development.

Comment: Re:Start by getting the GOVERNMENT out of it (Score 1) 27 27

Madison was wrong. Other founding fathers such as Hamilton understood the General Welfare provision very broadly. Anyway we don't need taxes; fund the government at zero cost through the Fed. Banks make use of the Fed's financing powers, let the government direct the Fed to finance a basic income. Indexation of all incomes hedges against any potential unexpected inflation by keeping purchasing power from decreasing.

Comment: Re:What a lot of horse?shit (Score -1, Troll) 300 300

And scientists concoct fables about big bangs and multiverses and fought tooth and nail against the theory of continental drift for decades. How do you know you're not just as wrong now as scientists were about tectonic plate theory? Tomorrow you might suddenly find out the Native Americans are right after all. In any case those observatories are ugly poop that destroy natural mountain landscapes. Shoot those scientists up to space to build a telescope. I bet they'd prefer that.

Comment: Re:The protesters complaints are NUTS!!! (Score 0) 300 300

In Arizona, Baboquivari is a sacred site. It stands out, it is very distinctive from large distances away. Next range over has Kitt Peak Observatory, which is ugly and destroys the natural mountain's ridge line. Screw Kitt Peak. Just say no to earth-bound observatories. Put 'em in space. I bet the scientists would like that too.

Comment: Re:Glaing Error (Score -1, Troll) 300 300

Why should I care about the scientists? They seem like a bunch of asswipes to me. Fuck 'em. Give them lots of money funded at zero cost through the Fed, and let them fuck off into space where they can build telescopes to their hearts' content. Everyone wins!

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