The gates for Oyster cards work faster than the gates for mechanical cards, because the ticket doesn't need to be fed through a small hole and picked up after it's been read. A gain of 2 or 3 seconds per commuter is a big deal in a crowded city.
Except that Scott Adams has no power to make these people suffer the fate his father suffered. But these people, by their advocacy, do have the ability to ensure that others will suffer the way his father did.
The wish and the deed are quite different.
How about some other perspective: in 1941, the US entered into a total war, the last such war we have seen. Essentially the entire output and focus of the country was directed towards the task of winning the war. I'm not sure getting healthcare.gov up and running was really quite the same priority.
It is ridiculous self-serving nonsense to imagine that there are two neat categories of mind, "healthy" and "unhealthy", and that a mind in one category is always in that category.
Your analysis may be disputable but props for the writing flair and wit.
And repeats a line about MBAs that's only been said about
Erm, you're kind of missing the point.
This is not about poor people voting to sponge off rich people. Quite the opposite, it's about rich people duping poor people into voting for laws that make the rich even richer and the poor even poorer. That's not being selfless, that's being duped. It also - duh, obviously - *creates* dependency, because it reduces people's incomes and assets, making them more likely to need handouts.
But you keep on living the counterfactual, in between sucking Rove's nuts. It seems to make ya happy.
I'll define crazy for you, in this context: encouraging millions of people to act against their own self-interest on the basis of fact-free drivel. That's what Fox does. It is considerably worse than what CNN or MSNBC does because it is so determinedly fact-free, and it causes millions of people to suffer real economic harm.
As for this arse-twattery about feminism doing stuff to men in 'family courts': it will be reasonable for men to complain about this kind of injustice at the point when women are not raped, beaten and abused in their millions in the US by men. I say this as a man. The vast majority of gender-based inequity in US society flows one way, and it ain't against women.
Oooh look! An ad hominem attack, to go with the racism! You appear to have all the vile traits a human being could ask for!
You do realise this is in a closed tunnel, right? I'm preeetty sure it'll be a whole heckuva lot quieter than a train, a plane or a road for that reason alone.
I agree. I often think that if contact lenses hadn't already been invented, armchair theorists would be able to give you a dozen reasons why they couldn't work.
For a stouthearted defender against imperialism you sure do sound a teensy bit racist. Not to mention hypocritical.
Bzzt, wrong. I am indeed British, but I'm also Jewish. When my compatriots' ancestors were busy colonising, my ancestors were huddled in shtetls in Mittel Europa. But hey, if the inaccurate ad hominem attacks are making you feel better about yourself, go ahead, knock yourself out. They're no more stupid than your original post, and I can see why someone in your position would need the comfort.
This sort of fact-free bollocks and imperialist mindset just drives me nuts. Of course outside interference causes problems.... but this assumption that people in the Middle East have no ability to cause or influence events of their own accord is just, as I say, imperialism by another name. It's also obvious horseshit, which frankly appears to be driven by a desire to pin all the evil in the world onto the US, the West more generally, and corporate power. This simply causes you to turn a blind eye to ideology and fear, as others have said, and leads to wilfully ignoring the capacity of people in the Middle East to commit their own acts of evil (and good!) all by their very own selves.
I think you are mis-reading the phrase "News for nerds" and, specifically, you are missing an important distinction: Slashdot is not a site for tech news. It's a news site for techies. The Venn diagram obviously intersects an awful lot, but the circles aren't concentric.