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Comment Really? (Score 1) 691

Bitcoin's utter lack of regulation permits really hideous markets to emerge, in commodities like assassination and drugs and child pornography; and finally Bitcoin is inherently damaging to the fabric of civil society because it is pretty much designed for tax evasion.

[sarcasm]All perfect examples markets and activities that weren't there before the Bitcoin...[/sarcasm]

Comment Long live self regulation!! (Score 1) 453

The live stock industry uses tons of precautionary antibiotics. All adding to this problem of resistant bacteria and such.
The market, us, should be able to regulate this. If we are comfortable with the consequences, we could keep eating products that required lots of pesticides and antibiotics.

Comment Re:Where is the U.S. heading? (Score 1) 926

But that means no longer being "the best" and that would be so sad when you believe you are the best. Let's refer that as the american dream.
Time to wake up. The reality is that about 6.5billion people don't see the US as the best for some time now.
Like you say. You can have a very good life without being the best.

Comment Haters will hate. (Score 1) 218

It really shouldn't matter what you are. If the metal detector goes off, you have to take off the shoes and every thing else that could cause the alarm. I don't see any reason for exceptions. What's the point of having a metal detector if you're not acting on an alarm...

You can hate the TSA, but at least they're doing their job.

Comment Does it matter? (Score 1) 444

No. There will be more food problems. Food prices will increase, so people in poorer countries will starve. Western world will not care, but just buy their food and say something about capitalism having it's way.

Climate will change and nature will adjust as it did for millions of years. The question is not if the "new" climate will be habitable. It will be. The question is if will fit in.

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