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Comment Re:Ghandi, eh? (Score 1) 181 181

It's only a misquote if you think I'm quoting from one source but am actually quoting from another.

I agree with you statement about Al Queada. The problem is that the US largely still refuses to ask the deeper questions of 'why'. So goes the question on global warming and so goes the question on terrorists motives. It's a solved subject to one politician or another, but in reality they both deserve much more thought.

I cheer for the people of Iran. May they reform their country though their own means without US meddling. If we do meddle it will likely turn out no better than North and South Korea.

Comment Re:Equal protection from government and corporatio (Score 1) 181 181

So in a nutshell, you and I couldn't have this conversation (if you call it that) in a world without money because it would be incapable of producing all of the technology that makes it happen?

I took some liberties. Am I putting words in your mouth?

Comment Re:Equal protection from government and corporatio (Score 1) 181 181

And statists always forget that the easiest and fastest way to change a corporation is to stop giving it money, which is not possible with the government. It's for this reason that it takes tens of years to change the government, but corporations can be made, broke, and resurrected in better forms in tens of months. The government doesn't have any interest in being good because it's survival based less on being good and more on being unobservable.

Comment Re:Big Surprise (Score 1) 339 339

Doesn't the person's individual abilities and condition of the road also determine other people's relative safety? I think there are people who can drive safely and talk on the cellphone at the same time.

So what would you propose? A certification process for walking and chewing gum?

The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of bean counters. -- Alan Kay