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Comment Re: Cultural ethics won't allow work-free life (Score 1) 286

The best restaurants will have human waiters. Butlers are already a fast increasing occupation, seems Chinese billionaires really like having a trained English (well white anyways) butler.Just like in the days of the Luddites, servants will be a status symbol and will be a source of employment for a small percentage of the population.
Remember only losers are served by robots.

Comment Re:Like what? (Score 1) 286

Actually it was 70 years, 3 generations, after the Luddites before employment came up. It was made worse due to the Parliamentarians enclosing the commons (through the passing of bills) which forced a lot of farmers of the land and into the cities. On the other hand it was made better by there being the new world for people to immigrate too, sometimes even voluntarily.
No argument with the rest of your post besides that the current trend of decreasing the work force by demanding higher and higher education, at the students expense, will likely continue to keep young people in school and out of the workforce. A trend that started a hundred years ago, though forcing the students to go into debt is recent.

Comment Re:Patriot (Score 1) 198

So someone who believes the Federal government should only be involved in national defense, and not in education, environmental protection, labor protection, farm subsidies, health care, retirement funding, communications (including Internet), roads and highways, regulation of banks and the market, etc.

A couple of the above clearly come under the interstate commerce clause. Then there is the postal clause and the question about when the post becomes electronic. It's a shame you Americans refuse to keep your Constitution up to date.

Actually the CIA for the most part isn't bound by the Constitution. The CIA's mission is to protect American interests abroad, where the Constitution doesn't apply.

And this is the problem with America today. The Constitution obviously applied to the federal government (expanded with the 14th to all government) and the rights, except political rights such as voting, apply to "The People", not just Americans nor do those rights disappear just because someone is not in the country. Same with the restrictions, Congress is banned from creating laws limiting speech, not just limiting American speech, and all these laws about secrecy are also obviously an infringement on the 1st.
Yet keep seeing that too many Americans don't care that their government is infringing rights all over the world. Murder is murder whether it is an American citizen or not.

Comment Re:Patriot (Score 2) 198

So find someone that believes you have no privacy since the constitution does not ever say privacy. Reading in privacy rights is "reinterpreting" the document. Expanding the listed classifications is "reinterpreting" it.

So what is the point of the 4th amendment if not to protect privacy?

Comment Re:The price of "freedom" (Score 1) 132

The problem is when the line is drawn to make some special interest group happy rather then based on reality. Drunk driving laws for example, the legal limit here seems to get lowered every time some cute girl is ran over by someone who was pissed drunk. Does smelling a wine cork really turn you into a bad driver? Does lowering the legal limit really stop someone who ignored the limit previously?
Likewise, are some young woman in certain countries/states really less capable of consenting?

Comment Re:The price of "freedom" (Score 1) 132

It wasn't that long ago that the age of consent was raised from 14 to 16 (misremembered as 13-15) here and a 14 yr old can still legally consent to sex with a 19 yr old.
Rape cases often do involve trying to find out if the victim actually consented or not, though I don't think it is the jury doing the asking.

Comment Re:The price of "freedom" (Score 1) 132

Why would fucking a 15 yr old be rape? I guess if you're in a position of authority, you can abuse that but the idea that in some places a 15 yr old can't consent while in other places a 13 yr old can consent seems arbitrary.
Same with the idea that a small woman who had one glass of wine no longer being able to consent. Pissed drunk, I can see but it is still a fuzzy line

Comment Re:He is an idiot... (Score 4, Interesting) 305

And yet America has way more problems with politicians playing "game of throne" games then Canada even though our country was designed to have a strong central government after watching the train wreck that the American Civil War was. Here the internet is considered a vital service that should be available to everyone who is willing to pay the going rate, and we have net neutrality.
Just having ancient arseholes in charge of so much stuff seems to be a recipe for shit like this. Elders are important and should be listened to and their words carefully and respectfully considered, but to put them in charge? Same with the idea of putting billionaires in charge, as if they're going to look after the common person rather then other billionaires.

Comment Re:Not exactly direct evidence (Score 1) 156

Doesn't the neutron interact via the strong force as well? Even the neutrino interacts via the weak force whereas dark matter might not even do that.
As you imply, lots of particles don't interact via electromagnetism which might be similar to dark matter. I don't understand the hate/disbelief that dark matter gets as it isn't that different and would be interesting if it exists.

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