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Comment: no surprise (Score 1) 586

by micahraleigh (#48620331) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
Step 1: Become an economist for the federal government (80% + of economists have done this).

Step 2: Claim that the economy depends on spending as much as possible (most economists are Keynesians).

Step 3: Profit (government spends more money on economics research -i.e. on economists).

Comment: Re:Failed state policies (Score 1) 364

by micahraleigh (#48620227) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations
Cuba's failures have nothing to do with Cuba seizing and redistributing the property of its people.

Also, this is not happening because one of the two countries is trying to openly embrace communism for the first time.

I'm glad you are keeping up with the DNC memo's and talking points.

Comment: implicit tone (Score 2) 187

by micahraleigh (#48620183) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?
Could we get a summary that isn't like: "In an unbiased and purely 3rd party perspective Microsoft has been historically bad ..."?

I interpret this tone as: "You are an idiot that needs to be spoon fed value judgments" OR "You are an idiot, and I think I can manipulate you by disguising my opinion in here as uncontroversial, monolithic, undeniable claims".

Comment: Re:As a former muslim (Score 1) 865

by micahraleigh (#48603525) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney
You think conquering the entire eastern half of the Roman empire and forcing the occupied residents to convert to Islam was peaceful and tolerant?

This is just Suleman "the Great" all over again.

And you think this is a problem with Judaism and Christianity? What happened after we conquered Iraq? We gave it back. Do you think an Islamic state would ever allow self-rule over a country they conquered?

You, sir, simply detest religion and present your aversion as if no interpretation was necessary.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 768

by micahraleigh (#48580837) Attached to: CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations
Give Obama an attaboy ..?

Didn't Brennan (who works directly for Obama) deny and try to cover up the report?

According to your hold-leadership-responsible theory, Obama is the foremost guilty party!

Try explaining to Eric Snowden how transparent and accountable this administration is.

If this report is really so bad (actually I think it isn't) then the first place we should point our fingers is the White House.

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