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Comment Re:No data, pay as you go only. (Score 1) 124

People are trying to minimize the money you get constantly while trying to maximize what they take from you.

Don't take the money from yourself. I pay $36-something for 4G Verizon MVNO / 5GB through Walmart and the ability to access data on the road saves me more than $36 a month (Gas Buddy, kids-eat-free deals, GPS navigation, Prime audio books, etc.). It would harm me economically to get a cheaper plan.

Comment Re:Before anybody tries UBI I'd like to solve trap (Score 1) 360

Well it takes between 4 and 9 years to get into low income housing in most of Canada. It's around 4-5 years here in Ontario, programs like section 8 don't exist in Canada in the same general terms either. There are "generational welfare" families in Canada without a doubt, but then there's also the people who don't want anything to do with it. You'll see a lot of seasonal people who work in eastern canada(fisheries/crab/lobster/etc), who work the other half year in Alberta's oil patch or in the potash mines in SK or MB. ~10-20 years ago before the war on coal was kicked into high gear, those people would work seasonally in the eastern canada coal mines. Lot of people would spend half a year or more on welfare because of that, it actually got worse and crime exploded in eastern canada when those mines shut down. Then it was compounded when the paper mills shut down because of environmental groups throwing a hissyfit. Huge drug abuse explosion from all of this as well. People like to think that solutions for this stuff is simple, but when you throw 10k people out of work things get desperate quick.

Comment Re:After care may be needed (Score 1) 360

In Ontario, if you're living on your own and you're not in the GTA(Toronto). And all that you can live very well on $17k/year. Keep in mind that in Ontario, disability pays $9600-14k/year and you're expected to be able to survive on $9600 which is 1/3 the poverty rate. Now you can apply for welfare, there's some programs which give $200/mo to help for rent and so on. For someone who's on disability though? This would be a serious windfall, the smart people who already scrape day-by-day will likely bank all of the money.

Comment Re:Nothing to do with Hollywood (Score 1) 480

Yes, that bit. In her talk she addresses the claim directly by pointing out that although you lose 100 points when you murder the innocent strippers, you get 100 points back as soon as you hide their corpses in the convenient chests placed right behind them.

You mean the: Killing civilians is an automatic -250 pt loss, it's -350 if you don't hide the body. Seriously, you're just digging yourself into a hole. In other words, she was wrong, you were wrong and she's lying out her ass. That's not even touching on the non-studies that she presents as factual. The DiGRA ones are among the worst, and anyone who's had a paper publish can tell that. Especially since the content of them are written with a conclusion first, and even when evidence is presented in the opposite direction and contradicts the main thesis it's ignored out of hand.

Comment Re: who knew (Score 1) 228

Sounds like you're showing your ignorance and making assumptions. Good job. Especially since I just flew back from Alberta, such a hard life. Don't worry, you can come to Ontario take my place and I'll just move back out west. Watch out for the economic crash that's just around the corner and just a useful tip: If you're want to buy a house? Don't. Housing prices here have jumped 70% in less then a year.

Comment Re: Ontario, largest subnational debtor on the pla (Score 0) 360

Too bad, Ontario's Liberal Party under Wynne has decided that "blue collar" work is bad. That the service industry is fine. High electricity prices are great, and they're fine without having any industry at all. The liberals over the last 15 years have fucked up this province more then any party before it, and fucked it up so badly that if the NDP and Progressive Conservatives ran pet rocks as leaders of their parties, they would win, and the Liberal Party would be a non-party at the end of the election.

At this point, I'm not sure what the hell their game plan is besides fucking everything up so badly that the entire province crashes.

Comment Re:Oh noes (Score 1) 94

You mean they want your money and will do anything to get it?

Not "anything". They will sell you an item you want. They will make it easy to buy and deliver it promptly and some of them will make it easy to return if you have a problem.

You don't have to fall for their diabolical schemes though. Don't buy that stuff. Only use items you find in dumpsters or on the side of the road.

Comment Re:People hate each other more (Score 1) 281

...this is a large reason ...

The more important reason being that the appeals process takes a while, even in cases like this where a lower court ruling is clearly counter to the established case law. The order was upheld in Virginia on March 24th, so it will probably be headed to the Supreme Court.

Perhaps the Supreme Court will rule that foreign nationals on foreign soil enjoy rights under the US Constitution ... somehow. Or that laws and rulings and precedents that have applied to every other President and Presidential Administration don't apply this time ... for some reason. I'm guessing they won't.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration

Which of Trump's words express hatred in that statement? Please explain clearly and without exaggeration.

Comment Re: Ontario, largest subnational debtor on the pla (Score -1) 360

Wealth is an abstract concept. In nature noone owns anything

- you own your body if you can protect it. You own your territory if you can protect it. There is no difference between nature and us, we are nature.

If you don't own anything then why would you mind if I decided to kill you for food (don't worry, I am a vegetarian, but I may sell your body to others for food). So you see, your property starts with possession of your own body and mind and from there it extends to the work that you do in your life because that work takes your personal time, the time of your life.

Your work is time taken out of your life that you are spending not on pleasure but on work (maybe your work is pleasure for you but that doesn't really change anything). To take what you have worked for and to distribute it to others, who did not do this work is the injustice of oppression imposed by the collectivism that we are observing here and the more of that is happening the more people will fight against it in every possible way.

I am all for people outsourcing, automating, avoiding and evading every tax they can because that is the fight against the oppression and violence of the collectivist mob and it needs to be done.

Comment Re:Vigorous debate? Surely you jest (Score -1) 360

I've been on this site since around 1998, registered the account within a couple of years I think. As an anarcho capitalist/objectivist I don't see what it is you are seeing (this site becoming more libertarian minded, which means less Statist, less collectivist). For whatever reason the population here is quite happy to be part of a 'larger than self' collective and it's quite happy to use collectivism for protectionism, for taxation and redistribution and such. Where have you seen this shift towards 'Randian garbage' as you call it? Individuals are mostly drowned out in the overall collectivist noise here.

Comment Re:AI killing industry (Score 3, Interesting) 77

I don't think so. Stars still have legal rights over their likeness. I think you'd have a lot of trouble getting away with saying something like "Starring... a voice like Paul Rudd's, a voice like Carrie Fisher's, etc...".

Star power isn't going anywhere. There's really no logical reason that famous film stars are also billed prominently for animation, and yet that's what we have.

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