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Comment simple solutions (Score 1) 66

Since Yahoo! didn't build that, Elizabeth Warren and the other advanced senators should just whip up their version of Yahoo!.

Also, they will be able to use the diversity of Senator Warren's rich and VERY REAL ancestry to make it happen. Harvard understood this and so should everyone else.

People will be jumping over each other to use gov Yahoo! just like healthcare.gov.

Comment Re:maybe but when the batteries go bad it can (Score 1) 199

Reminds me of how the Soviets kept tabs on Chernobyl, cheaped out submarines, and imposed starvations.

In glorious Soviet Union less than 60% of deaths are directly from the hands of the government.

Whether or not people prefer to live in this glorious land is arbitrary, subjective, capitalist pig, counter-revolutionary drivel.

Comment parity with smoke from other SV companies (Score 1) 259

Facebook is going to cure all disease in a matter of X years, so now Microsoft has to at least claim it will solve something comparable in comparable time.

Just like the Enlightenment promised to perfect society, and Obama promised the sea levels would begin to decline.

Poof!

*Cough* *Cough*

Comment central planning at work (Score -1, Troll) 274

Once you take the profit motive out and allow centrally planned offices to remove the research redundancy and the creativity of committees to combine in these controlled ways ... there is no limit to the disasters you can accomplish.

Don't forget the importance of having everyone on the engineering team educated in public institutions.

Comment other tasks (Score 1) 129

Since the government is also monitoring our emails, maybe we could send robots out to help people write their emails? Help them know what is okay and what isn't, etc.

And since DHS wants to control all the voting machines, maybe we can send the robots to help that get going and stop people from voting for opposition candidates.

And since the IRS is charging taxes based on political views, maybe we could send robots out to vote on behalf of other people or take the guns away from people who don't have the correct political views?

And maybe the robots can help the EPA "crucify" people?

And maybe the robots can help NASA with their muslim outreach?

Maybe we could use the robots to help the NEA popularize the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare)?

Human life is too precious to be doing these things (like making choices, etc). Robots should be doing those things. Government and robots can work together to protect us!

Comment Re:Businesses don't pay taxes (Score 1) 45

AC's comment could be taken in 2 very different ways:

Supply side: If a company is taxed more it just raises its prices. Customers are really paying the tax.

Progressive: a bunch of lobbyists run around and get special tax shelters and loopholes. (Although the companies that do this the most donate to progressive causes, e.g. Google, General Electric, Apple, etc).

Frankly both of those are true to some extent.

By Econ 101 he was saying you fundamentally understand nothing about economics if you don't know that.

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