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Comment Re: Question (Score 1) 422

Why is playing games 'not useful'?

- why, sure, if you can find somebody to pay you money so that you can play games then it's useful to that somebody. Unless they are *forced* to pay you money for playing games, then it's not useful, it's useless and worse, it's oppressive.

By participating in consumption and consumption only and by not producing while consuming, your life is not in any way helpful to those, who are producing whatever you are consuming.

Let's make it easy for you: 100 people on an island. 10 are producing every single thing needed for the 100 to survive. Unless the 90 are providing sexual or other types of favours, they are not producing anything of any value to provide the 10 with a meaningful exchange for their production.

However if the 90 gang up against the 10 and the 10 do not have enough weapons to take out the 90 without dying themselves, the 90 can force the 10 to be the slaves of the 90.

The 90 then would be eating, drinking, living in houses, using energy and every resource and good produced by the 10.

You can say: without the 90, the 10 would have nothing to do. Of-course that's pure nonsense. Without the 90 the 10 would have more leasure and less worries as they only have to produce for the 10. The 90 are adding nothing except for the effort that needs to go into feeding the 90.

Comment Re:You lost me at "full gold" (Score 1) 422

I assume you mean a currency backed by gold. A modern economy can't do that. There isn't enough gold to back the currency needed for us to keep track of all the transactions we're doing.

- 100% *wrong*. Today gold is money in a much more convenient way than ever before in the history of human existence.

It is government propaganda and brainwashing that created the ignorant believes that you and the vast majority of you are spewing here.

Communism doesn't work and will never work because it has to use force, that's the only reason it cannot work - it must use force to take from some and to deliver to many.

Comment Re:China Might Try It (Score 1) 422

So yeah maybe this dudes system would work. But *only* if he can measure *everything*.

The dangerous part here is that those attempting to implement such collectivist-oriented, central-planning type systems know this and opt instead to take the easier option to institute control/regulation where they cannot measure, and eliminate/ban/outlaw where they can neither measure nor control/regulate. The failure is that the measurement/control/regulation they seek to implement can never become perfect enough on large scales except to create tyranny, and the attempts become increasingly harmful and counterproductive until the system breaks down and/or revolution replaces it. You cannot have a successful system that runs counter to and/or ignores basic human nature...or requires it's elimination.

What Capitalism attempts to do is simply set up a common framework to allow peaceful, law-abiding people to do what they do and have always done normally anyways (trade goods/services, buy/sell land/property, make investments/contracts, etc) on a relatively even playing field as far as pragmatically and realistically possible.

Although no system is perfect, Capitalism has successfully raised more impoverished people out of poverty over the last ~250 years and consequently empowered them with more control over their lives, than any other system yet tried...by orders of magnitude...while simultaneously driving science and technology ahead at an amazing pace, from Kitty Hawk to Apollo 11 in under 100 years.

Strat

Comment Re:Trust no one (Score 1) 51

"I'm the only one who can fix this problem", run away as fast as you can.

"Come with me if you want to live!" (- from the movie "Terminator" [and hand in your geek card if you needed this citation])

It seems that "question authority" has more recently been all but replaced by a more-PC "question only authority (and those who hold it) that we say to question...all other authority that agrees with us is sacrosanct".

Start questioning the authority of certain things and suddenly all that "question authority" crap goes right out the window for many, many people and turns to "get 'em!"...sometimes even to the point that calls are made for laws which would criminalize publishing certain arguments and opinions. This sort of behavior is not limited to only one of the 2 major US parties in case you think I'm being partisan. I'm not.

When any group/party/etc must resort to supporting a position by silencing speech and criminalizing opposing thought and opinions, that's a sure sign that they and their position are another "authority" that must be strongly questioned.

Strat

Comment Re:as someone who is suffering from this... (Score 0) 239

Welcome to the real world, the world that businesses had to operate in for all this time, when the scales were tipped to the other side, the side where the collectivist government was able to force businesses whatever the mob wanted.

I build my own products and services and also on a side I provide outsourcing services. Guess what, companies are looking for relief. When I say 'companies' I am talking about small and medium sized businesses that work with me, not giant corporations, they have their own outsourcing solutions and they are unapproachable. But they are not the only ones who understand that the American system of government made the American worker so unproductive as to basically turn him or her unemployable.

Comment Re:Doing Trump's work for him (Score 0) 440

Well, having male and female bathrooms at all is discriminatory (it's the same shit as whites only bathrooms/ drinking fountains).

Wow.

There are male and female bathrooms because males and females are anatomically different because they are different sexes and have methods of expelling bodily waste which are different! The two sexes also each have personal and individual rights and needs for privacy.

And did you really actually just dare compare separate bathrooms for males & females to fucking *slavery*!?!? OMG! You think MLK or Malcolm X would be OK with that comparison? Do you think anyone with any knowledge of the history of slavery, with a rational and reasonable sense of proportion and relative importance/significance, would agree?

I can easily understand why you would post this garbage as AC.

Strat

Comment Re:CAN I GET THE CAR THAT SPIES ON ME? (Score 1) 219

Clap your hands everybody
If you got what it takes
'Cause I'm Kurtis Blow and I want you to know
That these are the breaks

Brakes on a bus brakes on a car
Breaks to make you a superstar
Breaks to win and breaks to lose
But these here breaks will rock your shoes
And these are the breaks
Break it up break it up break it up!

Comment Re:Religion is a mental disorder (Score 1) 325

That works for all the other delusions as well. Religions, cults, conspiracy theories, SJWs... same shit, different name.

In the end, they all claim to have the moral high ground, they claim they have the truth, they have zero problem with internal contradictions and anyone who dares to tell them that they're crazy, and offer logical, conclusive examples on why they are, are heretics/shills/whatever.

Cynicism about other people's beliefs work that way too.

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