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Submission + - And you thought only earthlings wasted natural res (slate.com)

pgmrdlm writes: http://www.slate.com/id/2260628?nav=wp
If Mars Attacks
Do we have an alien-contact contingency plan?

The guts of this article is what are we going to do if we are contacted by aliens from another world.


What if aliens were to make contact—do we have an E.T. contingency plan?

Kinda? Maybe? Could be? Never know?
Officially, the answer is no. What the pentagon has drawn up, is possibly another story. Who knows what secret contigency plans the pentagon has.

What I find interesting are the comments from Stephen Hawking:

believe that contact with intelligent aliens would end badly for us—we'd be the Native Americans to the alien Europeans. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships," Hawking said recently,

  • "having used up all the resources from their home planet.

Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach."

I know that the romantics that think that aliens would have no evil intentions in contacting us, but get real people. The only reason you explore the unknown is to expand what you do own. Be it knowledge, resources, or slave labor.

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http://www.slate.com/id/2260628?nav=wp
If Mars Attacks
Do we have an alien-contact contingency plan?

The guts of this article is what are we going to do if we are contacted by aliens from another world.

What if aliens were to make contact—do we have an E.T. contingency plan?

Comment Re:Normally I don't like to fuck thieves either (Score 1) 7

May your house be robbed and destroyed by your fellow thieves leaving you no physical possessions and no place to live.

May your electronic identity be stolen by your fellow thieves and that you spend years and untold thousands of dollars trying to prove you are not the person your friends in crime have now made you out to be.

May the ideas you come up with on your job be stolen by your fellow thieves and all recognition and advancement that you may have had never occur in your life.

May you be assaulted and physically crippled by your fellow thieves so that you have no physical enjoyment in life.

May you go financially bankrupt from the theft of your labors so that your financial status will equal your moral status that you so proudly proclaim.

May you fuck off and die in such a way that nobody ever knew you ever existed except for your illegal acts in life.

Comment Re:Here's a prediction (Score 1) 107

I note your numbers show $35 mil from unions. Doesn't sound like much compared to the $3.5 Billion your c friends spent.

And this is an example of why I called you an asshole. Never disputed that corporate was abusive with regard to lobbying. Citation to prove otherwise on your part. My point was that typical liberals point to corporate lobbying but ignore other special interest lobbying. Again, citation to prove I was saying anything different.

I like your quote though on labor.

The unions aka mob is really just an under the table corporation fscking us.

I was thinking the same about Labor Unions and Mob ties, but I thought it would be considered troll/flamebait so I didn't use that statement.

On topic though, why would it just be corporate that would lobby for more use of the UAV's? I can see labor lobbying for more of these for one reason only? Jobs.

http://careers.wylelabs.com/careers.aspx?adata=OxOh8%2BZoVixBCv5z5RQ38q6SHyuT9YS5PDYsLFzTo%2Fszzc5AOoQcvQddQNOHO2CKqE%2F0E6jH6BA69XTfiH2s4JDEp9eLji%2FXOSGvVibXLgs%3D

http://jobs.uavs.biz/a/jbb/find-jobs

That would not fit the slash dot acceptable position because it is not anti corporate.I know, it's just not right that corporations employ people. And looking at the first link, damn. Someone can take their hobby and make money. Looking at the second link, a place to go for technical jobs also. Again, just not the type of information that typical liberal slash doters want to hear about corporate America. JOBS.

Comment Re:Here's a prediction (Score 0, Troll) 107

NOTE: Figures are on this page are calculations by the Center for Responsive Politics based on data from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on April 25, 2010.

Learn to fucking read.

Learn to comprehend what the fuck you read.

Learn to provide evidence to support your fucking argument if you disagree what the evidence put forth.

Fucking asshole

Comment Re:Here's a prediction (Score 1) 107

are caused by those transnational corporations bribing our politicians (or to put it politely, "Lobbying").

Unions would never bribe(lobby) our politicions.

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/sector.php?txt=P01&cycle=2010
Home Influence & Lobbying PACs Labor
In Influence & Lobbying
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PACs
Labor
PAC Contributions to Federal Candidates
Total Amount: $38,145,981
Total to Democrats: $35,533,039 (93%)
Total to Republicans: $2,577,692 (7%)
Number of PACs making contributions: 76

Hmmmm, lets try:
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/sector.php?txt=Q01&cycle=2010
Home Influence & Lobbying PACs Ideological/Single-Issue
PACs
Ideological/Single-Issue
PAC Contributions to Federal Candidates.
Total Amount: $27,593,911
Total to Democrats: $14,981,766 (54%)
Total to Republicans: $12,418,859 (45%)
Number of PACs making contributions: 68

Abortion Policy/Pro-Choice: $318,014 graphgraph 78% to Dems / 22% to Repubs
Abortion Policy/Pro-Life: $71,941 graphgraph 8% to Dems / 85% to Repubs
Democratic/Liberal: $1,299,340 graphgraph 99% to Dems / 1% to Repubs
Environment: $281,552 graphgraph 90% to Dems / 10% to Repubs
Foreign & Defense Policy: $394,227 graphgraph 71% to Dems / 28% to Repubs
Gun Control: $2,750 graphgraph 100% to Dems / 0% to Repubs
Gun Rights: $508,698 graphgraph 29% to Dems / 71% to Repubs
Human Rights: $1,168,960 graphgraph 87% to Dems / 13% to Repubs
Leadership PACs: $19,269,785 graphgraph 51% to Dems / 48% to Repubs
Misc Issues: $865,836 graphgraph 68% to Dems / 31% to Repubs
Pro-Israel: $1,640,898 graphgraph 62% to Dems / 38% to Repubs
Republican/Conservative: $1,475,409 graphgraph 0% to Dems / 97% to Repubs
Women's Issues: $296,501 graphgraph 86% to Dems / 14% to Repubs


I like how you chose to ignore non business lobbying in your statement. Could it be your a hypocrite?
Quit being a typical liberal, state ALL the facts. Not just some of them to make your point.

Comment Re:Whew (Score 1) 601

Destroying a huge region of ecosystem and screwing up hundreds of thousands of lives is not the same thing

You do realize that your electronic toys are products that were manufactured in third world countries where the working conditions are terrible. People die making your toys dick head.

Own a iPhone asshole? Seriously? You do know that workers are killing themselves at the factory in China don't you? Do you care? Didn't think so. Your as bad as EVERY MOTHER FUCKING COOPERATION you bitch and moan about.

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Found I have 15 moderator points, haven't a fucking clue where that came from. There has been more than once that I wished I had more moderator points to highlight addional comments, now I do.

Comment Re:No worries here. (Score 2, Insightful) 251

I was trying to dispute the position of the previous AC.

And if the clerk pockets the cash and calls the cops on you to cover the theft? Here's a 20 for pump #2. *pumps $20 worth of gas and takes off*.

Just saying, ask for a receipt if your worried about the clerk pocketing your cash. Have proof of your purchase.

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