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Comment Re:Other kinds of energy weapons (Score 2) 83 83

Ok, subtle, but perhaps true about what he was saying.

No way no how is Active Denial a "military weapon". The whole reason the military hatched that one up was to get better press. To be a military weapon it has to be able to damage something. Otherwise we're talking about super soakers.

Dazzlers are not military weapons either.

Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 566 566

Wait ... are you talking about the time period where the US became a world superpower?

Or when US citizens gained cheap access to easily manufactured goods and became more affluent then their overseas counterparts?

Or what time period are you referring to?

Comment Re:another win for the 1% (Score 1) 432 432

Interesting, so you are equating the actions of an individual here with a corporation. At least you are playing fair in that respect.

Slave labor, to me, is half-freedom (you can buy from anywhere, but the suppliers coerce work out of their workers). If you are talking about very low pay, but the workers are free to leave, then they are choosing it over the alternative (which they are determining for themselves to be actually worse).

When the government of Fiji comes in and says the fishing companies have to pay for free health care and the companies relocate and everyone loses their jobs (true story) the workers are the ones who lose.

"Well hello there Charlie Brown, you blockhead." -- Lucy Van Pelt