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Comment Re:Very Basic Income (Score 1) 618

I think that proves the point, though. You have rich kids who are slackers and rich kids who build empires on their own despite the money given to them. The money itself isn't the only factor in whether the rich kid makes a life of leisure for himself or not. Unless you want to argue that "rich kid" is a special class in the argument then why would you consider that normal folk would be any different.

Comment Re:Very Basic Income (Score 3, Insightful) 618

I'd really rather do something ethically meaningful rather than my current engineering job which is probably gray at best. Sadly most alternatives are not improvements and I need a decent salary to meet expenses and be able to retire at some point. Would I slack some if money wasn't an issue? Probably for a bit, but after awhile I think I'd get bored. I'd rather be doing something.

The seems to be the point that opponents to basic income can never get through their heads. People that are slackers are going to slack no matter whether they have basic income or not. A basic income actually gives people with ideas a huge advantage. I wonder how many people out there with great ideas have never been able to peruse them because it would mean they would starve while they are developing their ideas.

Comment Re:EEE (Score 1) 412

The US justice system is essentially a system where the group with the largest number of lawyers wins regardless of the actual law. If MS can't win the case on the merits they will drag it out until the other side goes bankrupt or the settlement is minuscule. If anyone goes after them in the court for bad faith then that party better have deep pockets.

Comment Re:There's an excellent reason for that. (Score 0) 93

> Now, we have the DMCA - a law we must collectively have agreed to, as it is no long merely a bill but a law.

I call bullshit on this. If we did have representative democracy that time is past. Now it's a charade. I know that the rep for my Congressional district affectively is a representation for ALEC, the US Chamber of Commerce, and other entities that give him campaign cash. I wouldn't say that DMCA is something at this point in history that we collectively agreed to. Supreme Court cases like Citizen's United have affectively taken away our representation in government. You're opinion sent to your Congressperson does NOT hold nearly the weight it did before in the big money era as it did earlier in the history of the US.

The only way we can get any representation at all is to form our own groups like the EFF, but at least by my reading the Constitution didn't intend for that to be the case.

Comment Sue paper mills? (Score 4, Insightful) 156

How about copy machine manufactures since they there is still paper propaganda?
How about sue video camera manufacturers?
How about Adobe for building Premier?

How far does "facilitating" go?

The reason that only "social media" is being sued is because "social media" is currently the in thing.

Comment Re:Amazon's coup - aye? (Score 2) 145

And your comment conveniently leaves off the fact that Clarkson physically assaulted a co-worker. How would you like it if you went to work every day under the threat of physical assault?

Oh, your like of Top Gear is more IMPORTANT than someone getting punched whilst going about their job?

Clarkson is an asshole and may be a racist asshole as well, but he would probably be there still if he didn't throw punches at producers.

Comment Re:And the election was handed to Hillary Clinton (Score 5, Insightful) 605

It's hard to keep taking these claims seriously when panel after panel of people who REALLY want to hang Hillary for the slightest infraction can't find a single thing to even complain about.

I have a lot of problems with the Clintons, but the constant witch hunt is just crazy.

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