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Comment Bankers get UBI, why not everyone else? (Score 1) 909

The GFC made it obvious that conjuring up trillions of dollars wasn't a problem. Easy. The issue is who gets the money. Bankers got it. They hung their heads for an hour or two then carried on making money hand over fist from the rest of us. Money isn't the problem. Who gets it is the problem. A UBI will be essential. But it has to be aligned with food supply and hiding supply and transport costs. You can't do one in isolation from the others.

Comment Re: Conventional warfare is dead (Score 1) 193

Agreed. Military spending is mostly a waste of money anyway. It's the price the US has to pay for screwing other people over for their resources and then blaming them. Stop screwing other people over. A century of bad US policy in the Middle East should and could end any day now, though the $38 billion annual gift to Israel want a step in the right direction. Almost $700billion / year for the military - and that's just the money we know about. But no money for health or schools or crumbling understructure.... You're have to be a special kind of very dim to support that.

Comment Re: No more nukes (Score 1) 320

Solar and wind, backed by grid-scale battery storage (as China is already doing right now) make getting rid of nuclear a no-brainer. Cested interests in the US are preventing it from moving forward in whole host of areas, from climate change to energy to reducing bureaucracy to improving democracy. The renewable solutions to energy supply are already there. Just open your eyes and see them. Unfortunately, that seems to be more than too many Americans can manage to do.

Comment Re: Impossible... (Score 2) 332

It's also happening in Australia and New Zealand, though Australia's stronger union's are putting up a better fight. The recipe seems to be: kill the union's then bring in check, throw-away foreign workers. Americans should be matching in the streets. Turn the TV off and stop gaming for a few days and have a look at what's really going on around you.

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