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Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1) 331

by danbert8 (#48024451) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Election fraud is claimed to be rare because there is no way to quantify it if you can't verify the identity of the voter. I could vote for my whole family and no one would know. All my friends who are lazy and I can't get to go to mid-term elections I might as well vote for them too. All I need is a passable signature and their home address (which is public record). Now when people are polled, do they admit to committing a crime? Probably rarely...

I believe we need to make election processes simple, efficient, sensible, and communicated well in advance of the election. In other words, NOT what the republicans are proposing... They should be implementing these laws for the NEXT election cycle at a minimum, and make it well known to the population well in advance of any candidates even being proposed. You shouldn't campaign on election laws at all.

As for making it harder for people to vote. Maybe it'll be called racist to say this, but people who live in the United States of America in 2014 without a form of photo ID are EXACTLY the people who shouldn't be voting. There are plenty of other people WITH photo ID who also shouldn't be voting, but I will not shed one tear for someone who can't vote because they can't come up with proof of their identification.

Of course, the alternative that I would be happy with is the simple ink on the hand that 3rd world countries do that is more effective in preventing voter fraud than what we have now...

Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 1) 331

by danbert8 (#48024423) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

While I agree with the AC that the majority of regions lean republican, the reality is that this problem is a result of gerrymandering. I believe in addition to restoring the states appointing senators, the house should move to an MMP election system to more accurately represent the political beliefs of the people. More people might lean democrat than republican at this point, but the reality is that most people are against the two party system (but despite that won't vote that way under the current system).

Comment: Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (Score 5, Insightful) 331

by danbert8 (#48011571) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

I agree, claims of voter suppression and racism are bullshit. Is it suppression for all the other things that require ID in the modern world? I hope you never have to fly, buy alcohol, medicine, cash a check, or do anything else either.

As far as us being a democracy, our founding fathers had a healthy fear of it. The direct election of senators for sure messed up the system of government. If we want only representatives elected by the people, just drop the senate altogether. The house already represents the will of the people. The senate was supposed to represent the states, and now it doesn't... It represents the people, but in a horrible proportion unlike the house. In what world does that make sense?

Comment: Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (Score 1) 324

by udachny (#47922089) Attached to: New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

A child is going to have parents and if a child has no parents then there are relatives, friends and finally private charities that can take care of orphans.

The only 'veritable idiot' here is you, somebody who still does not understand what reality is.

Most certainly nobody at all under any circumstances, regardless of what is happening in the least should ever be compelled under the barrel of a gun to pay for anybody's life, including lives of any number of children.

A child is a responsibility of his or her parents and if they cannot deal with it, other people step in, but nobody should be forced to.

Comment: Re:Government doesn't get it. (Score 0) 184

by udachny (#47882301) Attached to: Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

A gang sweeping through the jungle with machetes to eliminate the Tutsis does not violate human rights of the Tutsis, it just murders them, but there is no human right violation there, only murder.

Human right violation is a violation of the right of an individual to exist without being harassed by supposedly 'legal' powers that authorities hold. If the gang was an arm of a government, then it would be violating human rights of Tutsis while murdering them.

Comment: Re:Welcome to government science (Score 0) 348

by udachny (#47877217) Attached to: When Scientists Give Up

Gold standard does not prevent the economy from growing, the biggest economic growth happened in the USA under not only 'standard' but actually on the gold dollar.

The economy did not grow since 1971, the economy shrunk since then. The economy actually collapsed, you are just not aware of it yet, because you don't have eyes, you are listening to propaganda, which tells you nonsense about the fake GDP, fake CPI, fake employment, fake dollar, everything at this point in USA is fake. There is no economy, economy produces stuff, USA consumes on borrowed money and time, consumes stuff that others produced without paying for it, thus the 500Billion USD/year trade deficit.

Comment: Re:Welcome to government science (Score 0) 348

by udachny (#47875281) Attached to: When Scientists Give Up

By the way, 40 years ago Nixon has defaulted on the promise of paying gold for US dollars and took the world off the gold standard. The inflation shot through the roof (money printing) and USA went into economic stagflation - high level of inflation combined with recession.

Over the course of 40 years the USA government has obliterated the economy of the country completely with inflation and growth predicated on inflation and borrowing and taxing. Companies simply ran away from the madness and now there is no more money for anything, only funny money, which will not buy you anything, including research.

Comment: Re:Science creates understanding of a real world. (Score 1) 770

by danbert8 (#47860759) Attached to: How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

I do thinking adding energy changes the system. I however don't believe that the increase in temperature on the planet will cause the doom that AGW proponents are claiming. I don't doubt the temperature trend, I doubt the effects that they predict based on the temperature.

Look to history for evidence for a catastrophe on a warm planet. The warmest periods on the planet are the ones where life was most prolific.

Comment: Re:Science creates understanding of a real world. (Score 1) 770

by danbert8 (#47860743) Attached to: How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

Or you might be the dumb fucker... Half a dozen degrees in a century is absurd. And the fact that extinctions are occurring is not evidence for a catastrophe, as like climate changing, extinctions are a natural part of this planet. The IPCC is not interested in science, they are interested in the fearmongering that you have bought in to.

I'm not claiming to be more clever that anyone else, I'm pointing out that you aren't interested in science, you are interested in politics.

Comment: Re:Government doesn't get it. (Score 0) 184

by udachny (#47859053) Attached to: Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

The only one that is 'fucking stupid' (in your own words) is you here. Human rights do not stop under any circumstances. Human right is a right not to be murdered by government, it's a right not to have your property stolen by the government, it's a right not to be abused, imprisoned by the government.

Human right is a protection against government abuse, which is why it is a HUMAN right. A government (a collective) denying human rights has absolutely nothing to do with 'fist near my nose' routine.

My human rights are NOT violated because I cannot legally punch you in the nose, however my human rights are violated when the government comes out with a rule that some people are entitled to GET SOMETHING FROM ME AGAINST MY WILL.

Comment: Re:Government doesn't get it. (Score -1) 184

by udachny (#47858215) Attached to: Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

Of-course the above comment will be downmoded to negative territory to prevent it from being read. Now, it is up to people to decide on their own whether a human right of one person can be predicated on violation of human right of another person.

A human right is a protection against government intrusion and theft of property first and foremost and this particular human right is violated when an employer is forced, under the barrel of a government gun, to accept that he cannot offer a position in his business to another human being if he does not comply with a number of rules that are supposedly there to prevent so called 'human right violations' by the said employer against the said potential hire.

Of-course in order to provide this so called 'human right' of non-discrimination, the employer's human rights have to be violated first of all. His property ceases to be his own, his property at this point is taken over by government in a violent manner in order to provide an entitlement to a potential employee.

Can a true human right be achieve through violation of a human right of another? I say it cannot, government on the other hand uses this false logic to hold on to power, since vast majority of people will vote to abuse government power to destroy human rights of employers in order to gain from it. Vast majority of employees will vote to increase power of the government that promises them something for nothing, since there is no such thing as 'something for nothing', the 'something' will be achieved at the expense of human rights of the minority, in this case the employers.

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