Now I can finally realize my dream of faithfully reenacting having a Nausicaan skewer me through the back in a bar fight...although I'm not sure I'll have the presence of mind to laugh deliriously afterward.
How come we can use "someone else is worse" to make the rich pay more taxes?
You mean you are seriously questioning an argument that points out how A is not a reason to not act on B with the counter-argument that we do use A as an argument to do act on B?
Taxing the rich is the price they pay for society protecting them from the poor who'd otherwise go and take their wealth (and possibly their lives) away. It's a pretty good solution. The poor like it because they get at least some money without having to kill someone for it. The middle class likes it because it keeps society peaceful, and the rich like it because it's cheaper than everyone paying for their own castle and army to protect themselves.
I lived in CA from 1979 to 1992.
The entire time I was there, and on until today, I have heard talk of splitting up the state.
But, if the State Legislators are also corrupt, why are they helping us? Well, maybe they aren't as corrupt as you think. But even if they are, the important thing is that they seem usually to be just as fed up with the Federal government as we are -- so much so that they are quite often happy to help out with this effort. After all, it's a pretty simple proposal that speaks to Democrats and Republicans alike.
The thing with modern politics is that everyone hates it, and yet it is exactly as it is.
It is the lowest common denominator. While everyone hates it, the solutions proposed by the respective opposite side are hated even more.
We're all stuck in a treadmill we dislike, but don't get out. Fortunately, Discordians have already forseen this issue decades ago, and our beloved prophet (or whatever) Malaclypse held a conference call with the Goddess, and since we're not for profit (or are we? I'm not sure) you'll get it for free right here:
Eris: But what does it matter if it is what you all want?
Mal: But nobody wants it! Everybody hates it!
Eris: Oh good, then just stop.
Exceptionally well said.
Too bad that the real world won't follow that advise. It should.
It's not unthinkable. The NSA has two missions. One is breaking everyone elses security and the other is to ensure the security of US government and military computing.
With ~two billion people living of off 2 dollars a day or less, with no chance of any meaningful education or healthcare, I believe it to be a rather strong argument.
No, it isn't.
I'm sure a hundred million kids get beaten daily. Doesn't make it right to beat yours.
Some evil somewhere else does not justify an evil here and now.
it did resolve when I posted it.
the merry-go-round of DNS that TPB is, gets annoying.
what suffix will they use next? only a net.search will tell us!
american _companies_ do engineering but they are - less and less - staffed with americans.
at least silicon valley, this is true. folks born in the US are the minority in bay area tech companies. and its not getting more balanced, its getting less so, as time goes on.
we talkin' blackberry or blockbuster?
I know one of them resorted to craigslist to sell what was left of the company.
huh? if they are elite, they already have power. why would an elite risk LOSING what he has?
this makes no sense at all.
those in power never want change. that is the problem.
no, but those that kiss up to the NSA sure are the very definition of bootlickers.
you keep denying he exposed illegal activity. its abundantly clear that you are someone that can't be reasoned with. I'm done even trying to communicate with you.
Actually, Snowden is the one who damaged the economy
"that's just, like, your opinion, man."
its not a truth. its just you being an asshole. or a troll. or both.
a whistleblower to does not let illegal and immoral acts continue is NOT the one at fault. if you can't see that, you're the one who needs correcting.
anyone saying that snowden (the messenger) is at fault IS a bootlicker and THAT is a truth you cannot deny with a straight face.
how do those boots taste? you seem pretty good at licking them.
Google does have a strong interest in proper encryption, because it's the right thing to do.
I just threw up a little in my mouth.
btw, fuck you for being so brainwashed that you think Your Company(tm) still is an honest company and has any ethics at all.