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Comment: The Fourth Rail (Score 1) 136

we need to cut the human population in half in the next 100 years (by breeding less, not killing people off)

Pretty sure the Nazis also tried forced sterilization. It did not turn out well.

Otherwise if you wanted to see an ever stronger reaction than telling people you are going to kill a group of them off, then try to say you are now telling them who they can and cannot fuck.

Or you could try a middle ground like China's "one child" policy, which leads to other disasters...

Or you know, you could try not telling people how to live their lives according to some poor rationale you've developed as to why they should obey your whims, and they in turn will be somewhat less likely to kill you.

Comment: Re:Another bad parenting example (Score 2) 223

How does one kid go from getting a bad grade to breaking and entering... Probably by following the train of thought that anything is ok as long as you bring home good grades.

That's what good parenting is about, right? Making sure your kids knows that his grades mean everything.

Comment: Re:Hahah (Score 0) 223

Someone fucking up on a test, then having the bright idea of "hacking" a computer (when obviously having no skill whatsoever to do so), then lighting the computer on fire without either considering that this will not accomplish anything nor having the sense to know that this fire might not be limited to the computer but may spread...

If that are the actions of a rational adult, ... Ok, it's the US, I withdraw my argument.

Comment: Counterexample, plenty of private power (Score 1) 367

by SuperKendall (#49602841) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

Private power companies don't work because they don't add value.

That is kind of a ridiculous statement. If nothing else they can add value simply by producing power cheaper than other companies, or provide power where public utilities will not.

There are private power companies in the U.S. you know... if they "do not work" how do they exist?

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