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Comment Longer flight possible (Score 1) 132

You could stay up to 10 minutes in the air using a proper jet engine, and I remember reading a company developing such a jet pack. However, that's pretty much the same as strapping a Williams X-Jet to your back, which is old technology.

Comment Re:America (Score 1) 878

You didn't even read my comment. Don't you know what a fucking comment is? Don't you know what fucking reading means? Fucking idiot. A huge pdf does not equal a proper response. If a huge pdf does actually equal a proper argument, I will cite a 1000 page pdf and until you read it, I will win the debate.

Comment Re:Yay for common sense (Score 1, Insightful) 612

Yet Americans are wrong when they say free education doesn't exist in some countries. They're free since you don't have to pay for education. Identically, there's free meals in schools, since you don't have to pay for them. Identically, there's free healthcare, since you don't have to pay for it. Identically, you can loan books for free from libraries.

No sensible person would claim that they're not free, and to loan a book from a library requires a fee. Sure, these services have to be funded somehow, but that doesn't make them free. Identically, Gmail is free to use. Nobody would claim that you need to pay a fee to use Gmail. *Identically*, Gmail is being funded somehow. No sensible person person would claim you need to pay money to use Gmail.

Therefore, education is free, and so are libraries, and school meals, and Gmail, and roads. Voting is also free. But voting creates costs and somehow the costs have to be covered. But that doesn't mean you need to pay money to vote.

It doesn't get any simpler than this.

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