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Comment Re:Bush's fault! (Score 1) 46

Either way, the government sure goes out of its way to make sure people don't get high.

But at the end of the day, we all have our poisons. A college student has their weed, a business exec has their coke, a trailer park resident has their meth, and a hippie has their LSD. I of course, am a gamer, so my poison is sugary sodas. I got off of it for a while and thought my addiction was gone, but then I started using again recently, and strangely the DEA doesn't mind in my case.

Maybe not the DEA (for now) but the city of New York does. 20 Oz limit, citizen! And don't think you're going to find a salt-shaker at your table in a NYC restaurant, either.

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Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 472

Why shouldn't males and females be in the same pool? All people should be in one pool for maximum efficiency. The only way insurance works is for healthy to subsidize non-healthy. That includes pregnant and non-pregnant.

Hey! You've got a point there!

Who needs individual plans to fit individual needs and widely-varying individual financial resources? One size fits all, right?

In the interests of state efficiency, we should also have everyone live in identical housing units, wear identical clothing, parse news sources down to one official source, eat identical meals, and have cars only made in one model and color!

Brilliant!

0_o

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Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 475

Yes, it's going to be awesome when you tell over half the country that they have no say in government at the national level. That will turn out well.

That's exactly what got Trump elected. President-elections-have-consequences-I've-got-a-pen-and-a-phone and his followers are responsible for Trump, along with the Republicans who are liberal-Progressives that fold the moment anything that requires a spine and/or principles comes up.

Between those two groups Americans felt they had no say, so they elected somebody they hope will burn the whole thing down.

Nice going, assholes!

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Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 1) 268

Googled it for you. Halliburton alone made $39.5 billion off the Iraq war. Does truth matter to you?

How much have Russian companies who supply Russian military with goods and services profited from Russia's military aggressions? How much did British companies make from the Falklands conflict?

Why is the US the only one ever called out?

*THAT* is my point and what nobody will address.

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Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 1) 268

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'!

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Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 1, Insightful) 268

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.

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Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 2) 99

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.

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Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 472

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.

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Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 2) 99

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?

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Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 0, Flamebait) 99

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.

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Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 475

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.

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Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1, Insightful) 472

You do realize that this is how it works in most west world countries that actually have functioning health care systems? Would you say that the Nordic countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, with completely free health care, are fascist countries??

The US had the most advanced medicine in the world for many decades. World leaders from across the world came to the US for serious health problems. That is not so true since the US has gradually and increasingly tried to mimic other nations' healthcare systems.

As to the Nordic nations you mention, the medical systems are mixes of socialist and fascist in structure and have never led globally in medical advances like the US.

Forgive me if I'd prefer the US stick to the principles it was founded upon and which are responsible for making the US a global superpower within 2 centuries of it's founding and the home of the most advanced medicine in the world. Why should the US mimic demonstrably-inferior systems?

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Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 2, Insightful) 472

The dumbest thing Americans do is assume that consumers act rationally, never-mind should be expected to act rationally.

Yes, people never make the choices *I* think they should make, so I want the government to *force* MY choices on everyone else with the threat of imprisonment or death to back it up.

Health care is an insurance product that you want everyone to be forced to pay into...

Ain't Fascism great?

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