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Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by fche (#48824183) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

If you want to produce your own goods, purchase or grow your own raw materials, mix in your labour, and go for it. No one will shoot you.

(If you're limiting your concern to the bootstrapping question of how someone who has nothing can get something ... well, such people can do unskilled labour or rely on charity, -then- purchase those raw materials. This isn't rocket science, and it describes a vanishingly small fraction of the population.)

Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by fche (#48818575) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

"and either everyone works for you or starves or you will kill them ..."

You must feel very cautious every time you frequent a grocery store, taxi, computer company, landlord, bank, airport, even the guy who sells you underwear, if you think they're secretly planning to kill you if you don't purchase their goods.

Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by fche (#48811569) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

"You mean that every time a local community decides to foot the cost themselves ..."

That makes it sound so unanimous and wholesome. But 'course the way the "local community decides" really is to have a few representatives chosen by an occasional plurality of voters spend the involuntary taxes of everyone in the community.

"If there isn't a population problem, why is the government putting cancer in the cigarettes?" -- the elder Steptoe, c. 1970

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