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Comment Re:Better be ready to be beat up when layed off wo (Score 2) 510

The whole idea of "Basic Income" is a drive to the lowest common denominator and eventually it will fail as nobody does anything, and no income is being taxed to pay for the people who aren't doing anything.

Confusing. What is it about finding oneself at the lowest common denominator that you feel discourages ambition?

Comment Re:The survey between the commercials. (Score 1) 135

Score isn't everything. Sometimes there are especially good plays. Other times, the way in which the final score was reached plays a factor -- if there was a last-minute turnaround, for example.

To me, the same rules apply as with spoilers for movies. Personally, I really don't care about spoilers. If the "surprise twist" sounds really dumb, I guess I'll save some money. If it sounds good, I'll see the movie even though I know how it will end, because there's more to the experience of watching it than just the summary.

Comment Re:Finally, the gloves will come off! (Score 2, Insightful) 1054

I hope the 1st Amendment wins.

The 1st Amendment will win. No matter whether Twitter shuts down his account or not, Donald Trump will still be free to say whatever he wants.

He doesn't have the right to come over to my place and paint it in yard-high letters on my garage door, though.

Comment Re: Finally, the gloves will come off! (Score 1) 1054

I mean, a private company doesn't have to respect anyone's civil rights, amiright?

To which civil rights are you referring? The ruling you bring up, in which a bakery was ordered to produce cakes for gay weddings if asked, was based on an Oregon State law (not Federal) that prohibited businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation. Depending on New York State law, with which I'm not familiar, Donald Trump's restaurants may have the same requirement.

Comment Re:No, just no (Score 1) 560

Look at the history of heroin. Learn how it came to be in the first place. Without prohibition of safer drugs that came before it, there would be no heroin.

As I responded to your earlier comment to this effect, anyone who looks into the history of heroin and how it was synthesized will find it does not support your claim.

Comment Re:Recreational drug use versus harm to others (Score 1) 560

Problem is that people that abuse drugs are rarely able to avoid hurting others.

That unsupportable, puritanical supposition is so barking mad as to be legitimately bizarre. You sound like you don't have much experience with life, let alone drugs.

Thousands of people use and abuse what you would probably call the "really heavy drugs" -- cocaine and heroin -- for many years without ever hurting anybody but themselves (and sometimes not even that). If you're going to pivot now and start talking about all the psychological harm they do to their families and loved ones, then we might as well start crying for all the starving children in Africa.

Comment Re: Here come the science deniers (Score 1) 560

Won't find a jury willing to convict a user, anywhere, not even 'bumfuck' Kansas.

Huh. Tell that to all the people serving sentences for marijuana possession. In the first nine months of 2016, the NYPD alone arrested 14,000 people for possessing marijuana. That's a whole lot of wasted man-hours if nobody ever goes to jail.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 1) 560

Interesting. After seeing what crystal methamphetamine does to people, I would (and did) try cocaine way before I'd mess around with speed. And as someone who has actually overdosed on caffeine -- you need clinical doses, pills; I don't think any amount of coffee would do it -- holy hell, is that one awful experience.

Comment Re:And rightly so (Score 1) 94

Sure, if you're a professional skier or whatever, you'll want the Rolls-Royce of action cameras, but if you're just a weekend warrior who wants to record his bike ride, a knockoff for a fraction of the price is going to be all you really want or need.

A weekend warrior who spent $3,500 on a carbon fiber bicycle or set of skis might be convinced otherwise.

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