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Comment Re:Mutually Exclusive Question (Score 1) 263

Not if he cannot be promoted at his current position and if wage increases are unlikely.

Then it's an issue of staying at some place and knowing you can't get more, and possibly lose some of what you get now to start working at a position where NOT being promoted isn't a certainty.

Comment Re:and the risks of marriage delays parenthood (Score 2, Insightful) 192

There are two reasons for that.

1: Feminism is reacting to the historical fact that it has usually been the reverse that was true. It is only contraceptives which have managed to change this.

2: This is compounded, and this is where it probably gets "too complex" for a lot of people, by the fact that this behavior IS inherently sexist. Of course, here a lot of people fail to understand that the famous "patriarchy", which feminists decry, is also sexist toward men.

Women, it says, are all harmless victims who cannot abuse children. Women are perfect parents who should stay home and care for their children. Men are child abusers and rape monsters and are not fit to care for children.

Note that there's some overlap between a certain subset of feminists (known as radical feminists) and conservatives to confuse the matter further.

Comment Re:Don't agree with the reasoning (Score 2) 363

That's because culture shapes interpretations of religious texts. You cannot simply look at a religious text and, using only that, make broad statements about the religion itself.

The religion filters the text through human interpretations. What you put in is not necessarily what you get out.

Look at christianity, for example.

Comment Re:Wooosh (Score 1) 166

It's also the solution to a puzze at the end of the first Disworld adventure game.

You will have to gather a set of items (eye patch, tattoo (i think) and some other stuff) to make sure that your chances of winning a fight against a dragon is EXACTLY a million to one.

Comment Re:So easy! (Score 1) 597

I think YOU have the wrong party.

Republicans are all about individual responsibility, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, homeless people are lazy etc. etc.

Democrats accept that people have different chances to succed. That's the basis of the "left" approach to politics.

This is why many conservatives criticize homeless people, because they believe everyone has the same opportunities.

Comment Re:Monopole Magnets (Score 2) 156

I maintain nonetheless that yin-yang dualism can be overcome.
With sufficient enlightenment we can give substance to any
distinction: mind without body, north without south, pleasure
without pain. Remember, enlightenment is a function of willpower,
not of physical strength.

â"Chairman Sheng-ji Yang,
âoeEssays on Mind and Matterâ

Comment Re:The robot race (Score 1) 118

It seems to me that prices would plummet as supply increases and purchasing power decreases. The lower prices would counter the loss of income.

The interesting thing here is that an income drop from high unemployment should result in people with zero income. People with zero income have no purchasing power. If they have no purchasing power, the only sensible price is free as they can afford nothing else.

So with people who can buy nothing, and a minority who CAN buy, the production increase from automation seems like it would become entirely worthless. After all, what's the point of being able to produce more of something that less people now can purchase?

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