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Comment Re:Vigorous debate? Surely you jest (Score 1) 508

If you actually read the comments here on this site you would know that what you have said is simply not true. For every comment from a liberal - or "collectivist" as you call them - there are 5 comments from a free market fascist such as yourself. Ever stop to think about why your karma is in the shitter? I can see your comment history, and it's all right there in front of us. You have shit karma not because of what you say - which would generally be moderated up on this site - but because of how you say it. When you expend more energy into attacking other people personally than on actually expressing an opinion (or even better yet putting out facts to support an opinion) you will see your karma here take a corresponding nose-dive.

But if this site is not conservative enough for you, I'm sure the folks over at townhall, breitbart, powerline, foxnews, and pajamas would love to hear from you. You could go whine to them about how "oppressed" you are here and they'll offer you sympathy.

Comment Re:X has unrealistic expectations about Y (Score 1) 468

Or Americans expecting to work less, produce less but get paid more than the other 80% of humanity forever.

Yeah, go ahead and say that to the face of somebody working 2 jobs, 60+ hours a week, and is still broke.

I'm pretty sure that my rent and other basic costs are much higher than the rest of the world. Owning a car is pretty much a necessity in our society. We get nothing for our taxes but more potholes, and we have the gall to charge tax penalties for not buying insurance from private companies.

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Comment Re:Abandon hope all ye who enter Slashdot? (Score 1) 47

There have been at times people who identified as full-time programmer employees of slashdot. It is hard to tell if they were just really awful at their jobs or what happened, but they never made any real improvements to the system since Taco's first version. Questions that I do not expect to ever know the answer to (and am not interested in putting any time in to resolving) include how much these supposed programmers were paid and why they were let go...

Could an economic carrot make the difference? Only if the cart is being pulled by a donkey who wants another carrot. Lately it has been hard to tell if there is anything pulling the cart anymore; I've never known a carrot that could bring a donkey back from the dead.

Comment Re:Abandon hope all ye who enter Slashdot? (Score 1) 47

Worth noting that this discussion itself will soon run into another slashdot "feature" that nobody ever thought to change over the years. Once a discussion has reached a certain age - completely without regard to the volume of comments - it is permanently closed. I never bothered to figure out what that age is, though I suspect some people knew it and used it to enhance their ability to get the "last word".

Comment Re:Abandon hope all ye who enter Slashdot? (Score 1) 47

Was the money all phony or coming solely from speculation? I can't rule out the possibility. I can say though that some employees of slashdot stuck around with it as their primary employment for many years. Now what that says about the wages paid to the programmers is anyone's guess, I would be inclined to say that based on how awful the code is - and how little it was improved in the past decade - that slashdot more or less got the shaft on however much they paid out.

Comment Re:Abandon hope all ye who enter Slashdot? (Score 1) 47

I'm not well enough connected to this system to know if it was ever truly economically viable. Indeed it may have been an early part of the first dot-com bubble but why would investors have assumed this particular site to have value? It never had any reason to grow to a huge user population. It certainly was bought and sold several times over though, including being bundled into a package with other sites...

Comment Vigorous debate? Surely you jest (Score 2, Insightful) 508

I've seen more vigorous debates amongst kids on tee-ball teams. Hoping for a vigorous debate on an issue like UBI in the conservative echo chamber that this place has become is as logical as picking up a crow feather on the street and hoping to use it to fly to the moon. There are so few commenters left here - and so little variation in thought and opinion - that I'm not sure we can even have a meaningful debate on emacs vs vi any more.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 1) 341

And based on actuarial data, he can expect to live about 15 more years.

Not at his weight. We don't know his actual height but we do know he's obese. Obesity at his age is just as detrimental - if not more so - as obesity at a younger age.

Keep in mind: he's never smoked, he doesn't drink and he has the best healthcare money can buy

So he won't die of lung cancer or liver cirrhosis. That doesn't mean much. We know that the rest of his health report is full of lies - and that as he signed a form claiming it to be truthful he blatantly lied under oath to the American people - so it's impossible to know what else is wrong with him. He's coming on 71 years old, which is up there. The current life expectancy in the US is around 76.6 for males, but he was born in 1946 when the number was 64.4 for men.

As for healthcare, it is not clear he is actually making good use of it. Just like in business he clearly likes to surround himself with people who will tell him what he wants to hear, rather than what he should hear. The comments from his physician on his evaluation are quite possibly enough to warrant a malpractice suit. His doctor should tell him to lose at least 50 pounds, if not more. Ever see footage of Trump exercising or eating something healthy? Me neither.

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