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Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 1) 165

If a company gets $1 when the taxpayers lose $1000, it's still pure profit.

By that standard, every war by every nation that went to war would qualify. What makes the US the exception to be dumped on? What about Russia's invasions of Ukraine and Crimea?

Such fickle and flexible 'standards'!

Strat

Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 2) 165

Anyway: you get a much quicker return on your money by invading a country like Iraq than you do investing in longer term clean energy.

Yeah, I'm pissed off! Where's all the riches and oil we were supposed to get from Iraq after we invaded? The US got snookered on that deal. We went and invaded Iraq and everything, and all we got was a deficit increase!

Or...maybe you're full of shit and spouting lies like a typical Leftist useful-idiot that is only capable of repeating the propaganda fed to you because you're too stupid or lazy to search out the truth yourself, or just so filled with hate and so caught up in your political/ideological pissing contest that truth doesn't matter, as long as you can *hurt* those you are told you're supposed to hate.

Strat

Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 1) 90

Ah yes, I forgot that criticizing someone's views means that you think they shouldn't be able to express them.

Random idiot makes a strawman out of people he disagrees with, news at 11.

Quite frankly, I could not give two shits about their views because their "views" are based on racism, hatred, and lies like 'hands up don't shoot'. Views, opinions, etc are like assholes...everyone has them and most stink.

What I *do* care about are the criminal acts they commit like inciting and committing acts of violence and murder. Dead cops and random white people assaulted do not a strawman make.

If you are unable to differentiate between the two you need to seek psychological help, as you are a danger to yourself and others.

Strat

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 459

Pre-Obamacare, there were many plans that had a low annual cap.

That's because those rotten insurance companies didn't mandate their plans for males include pregnancy and breast exam coverage!

The sexist bastages!

Now, every male covered under Obamacare can rest easy knowing they're covered in case they get knocked-up. If it costs more that's OK because after all, all wealth is the property of the government and we're lucky they generously allow us to keep some of it for our own selfish needs like shelter, food, etc.

Strat

Comment Re:Wow, just... I mean, wow. (Score 0) 306

I see, so now Uber, who you basically just said yourself is *saving people from starvation and death* is a husband who beats his wife?

So what you are saying is that the wife that is being abused is actually unable to survive without the husband, is that what you are implying? So is it the economy that makes the wife unable to survive or is that only something that exists in her (your) head?

You are now comparing people, who are driving for Uber to wives that take a beating but cannot leave their husbands because *they believe* they cannot survive in the world without the husband?

You see, I wouldn't make claims similar to yours, so I wouldn't put myself in such a precarious position in a conversation.

I think that people driving for Uber are not on the brink of starvation and hunger death, they have other choices, *you* implied that they are starving and cannot survive without Uber.

I think that they are making a conscious decision to drive for Uber because it works for them better, maybe it gives them extra income, maybe it gives them the flexibility, maybe they like not going to an office and like being treated as independent adults who are perfectly capable of making their own life choices.

You, on the other hand, are implying all sorts of things about these people that I think cannot stand to any type of scrutiny. These are not starving people, they are driving cars, they wear clothes and they have mobile phones and they are able to afford all of that and still they can eat something (or they wouldn't be driving).

You should stop attacking companies simply because you think they are not providing the type of work conditions that you expect them to provide, instead maybe (if you think you can do it better) you should run a competitor to Uber or to WalMart or to McDonalds or to Apple or to whatever and see if you can do better and if you can provide those jobs under the conditions that you are promoting here.

Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 1) 90

typical libertarian slashdot nerd hates free speech, news at 11

I'm all for free speech.

I am not for inciting violence, anarchy, and murder. Especially not based on race. There are laws against it for very good reasons. Would you want to see the KKK out there calling for people to murder blacks like BLM does regarding police/whites?

Hypocrite, much?

Strat

Comment Re:Don't worry (Score 1) 306

This has nothing to do with 'deserving', the point is that nobody at all is forcing anybody to drive for Uber.

I run a company of my own, at times I made not simply less than minimum wage would be, but in a number of cases I was paying people who work for me out of pocket, as in I was losing money, not making it. *Nobody* forced me to do this, it's a private personal decision.

Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 0, Flamebait) 90

And why shouldn't it? What's so wrong with being friends with civil rights activists?

What "civil rights activists"?

BLM is a pro-criminal racist hate-group advocating killing police. They are no better than the KKK.

The DoJ under Trump should prosecute Twitter and Dorsey as criminal accessories to violence/murder/assault committed against police and whites by BLM activists.

Strat

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 454

Really? What did he do that was "far beyond and above in de-legitimizing his own Presidency" when compared to the birther movement?

Whatever it was, it was bad enough to get Trump elected, so take your pick...Iranian nuke deal, hostage deals, attempting to end-run the will of Congress and the people in trying to get things like TPP rammed through, the disaster that's Obamacare...the list is too long for one post.

But just keep doubling-down on the outright hate for at least 1/2 the country. It worked so well this election, right? Then we can look forward to Republicans in control for the next few decades and every (D)-sponsored plan/Act/law passed in the last 50 years repealed or made impotent.

Strat

Comment Re:I wonder (Score 1) 212

the issue that the federal government is meddling with stupid shit that is not within its charter.

- correct.

guarantee that I can find a job

- also not within their authority, because to *guarantee* a job to person A would mean to guarantee that other people have to subsidise that job. It's direct transfer from one person to another. OTOH government should step aside and *not diminish your chances* of finding a job by destroying the economy, that would be nice.

Comment Re: Better be ready to be beat up when layed off w (Score 1) 536

you seem to be implying that, to compete with automation, humans should be willing to be treated like dirt.

- no, I am implying that the cost of litigation is a consideration for any employer *regardless of the merits*. Anybody can sue anybody else if there is merit, that's one thing, however the labour laws make it too easy for an employee to sue an employer for things like 'wrongful termination' and that's a garbage claim. Same with 'human rights' related lawsuits, there is no such thing as a 'human right to work', human rights are protections against government oppression, not entitlements for the employees and obligations upon the employers, yet that's exactly what 'human rights' lawsuits against employers are: they didn't do something the government puts an obligation on them to do, to satisfy an entitlement that the government deems an employee is supposed to receive from an employer.

Being treated like dirt is one thing, and nobody has to work for an employer who treats people like dirt, being provided government entitlements because an employee and employer are working together is something else, that's one of the 3 main reasons why I outsource most of my development to a different country.

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