You'll find that your idea of "rights" disappears quite quickly as soon as any functioning society breaks down.
My "idea" of rights exists at any scale and under any circumstances. That's the entire point. Irrational people do indeed look to take advantage circumstances in which they feel willing to take the chance that their use of violence will go unchallenged because of unpleasant or unexpected circumstances. Which doesn't change the fact that they lose their claim to life when they deny you yours. That's the right you naturally have: to use (or have used on your behalf) the violence necessary to defend your life. Why? Because rational people don't kill other people except in self defense. Those who initiate the violence waive their rights to live in peace.
You're confusing having a right with happening to have the power to defend it at some particular time. These are not the same thing.
Exactly, because in the jungle there are no rights
Oh, I get it now. You think that human beings aren't any different in their cognitive abilities, capacity for reason, and ability to think abstractly and communicate than are, say, tigers or lemurs.
I don't need it, but I need a government to tell others that.
No, you can tell them yourself, and if they are too irrational to digest the concept, and you're too weak to defend against violent, irrational people, then you need a government to help you protect your rights.
In a modern society arms are useless.
Really? Then why does every single political leader - across the spectrum, including flaming lefty tyrants, eastern European strongmen, laid-back Scandinavian royalty and elected officials, mayors of cities, etc. - have armed protection at their disposal?
Why do police departments train in the use of arms? Why do militaries, even strictly defensive ones, understand the need to be able to use arms?
It's nice for you that you live in a fantasy world where there is no need for a 90-pound woman to ever defend herself against a man three times her size. Where is it, exactly, that you live that there are absolutely no violent people, no robberies, no rapes, no crimes that endanger lives? Please be specific, and if you would, please link to some reports that show your zero crime rate. Not that you will, of course, because you're full of it, and you know it.
What a load of shit. Without a government, you have no rights. Go live in a jungle sometime...
Wow, you really haven't thought this through, have you? You should.
So, you and another 100 people are in the jungle. 10 of you decide to get together in a group (you know, assembling) and chant something they think is important (you know
The US constitution recognizes this, and its first amendment explicitly says that the government can't infringe on that right. There's no place in the constitution that defines the right to assemble or speak
Without a government, a society, a rule of law, etc there is no such thing as 'rights'.
Nonsense. Without rule of law, there is no protection of rights. You really think that your right to speak comes from the government? You truly don't understand that it's the government's job to prevent other people (and those same government institutions) from forcibly shutting you up?
The vast majority could give a rats-ass about how efficient the machines are. Machines are replaced as they wear out and/or is software-wise obsolete. Cost is a factor in what hardware gets purchased. If a company is really looking to save energy, you start with a GPO (Group Policy Object) that defines power management setting at idle.
Market segmentation. They know gamers have fuck-tons of cash to spend on water cooling and SLI video setups; Intel wants a cut of their gaming budget to be blown on the CPU. Likewise, there's huge money in the workstation / server market, again, milking that too. Ever wonder why ECC is only found in the Xeon line? Again, market segmentation.
Question - "Who or what can make more money with my money without me having to do a damn thing".
Answer - "Who or what has a proven track record of accomplishing that goal.
Sorry everyone! It's my fault. I just e-filed the day before because I'm due for a big refund. They didn't like that, so conveniently a hardware problem occurred.
we will be at the point every robber in Canada will be armed with these and the government will have little choice but to give us the right to bear any arms
Governments don't give rights, they either protect them, or they infringe upon them. What you're looking for is the Canadian government ceasing to infringe on that right.
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