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Comment oh no! (Score 0) 63

Oh no! All the people whose job description is to be 6 feet tall, to lift 100 pounds, to jump 4feet into the air and to be able to travel at 9 miles per hour are no longer economically viable...

Time to upgrade that resume.
Skills: can lift up to 101 pound jump 4 feet 5 inches into the air. Can travel at 9.5 miles her hour. Will cost no more 10% of a robot doing the same thing a year. A bonus feature: can travel at least 30 miles on a single charge!

Comment Re: No surprise... (Score 0) 213

collectivism isn't theft. property is an illusion anyway

- so is collectivism not theft *or* is property an illusion? AFAIC property is a fact and it starts with your own body, so this nonsense is just that - nonsense:

you belong to nature and it will reclaim you one day.

- the chemicals, molecules and atoms I am made of are as much 'me' as any number of notes thrown together into a hole in a ground is an opera.

*You* are not just water and trace chemical elements you are made of, you do not belong to anybody. You are an entity that was organized into existence via a complex procedure that took billions of years + 9 months and whatever your age is and everything you have experienced since you were conceived and until the moment you die.

Once you die the corpse that is left after is no longer *you*, it's an empty vessel that can no longer be you, you are gone and definitely are not a possession of anybody.

You may want to rethink that dumbass ideology of yours, it's idiotic.

Comment Re:The benefits of Single Payer (Score 0) 112

Single payer in Canada costs about half as much than multiple payer healthcare in the US,

- let me put it this way: I do not care what it 'costs', the real question is *who pays*. Nobody should be *forced* to pay for anybody else.

while yielding better overall outcomes.

- let me put it this way: I do not care about 'overall outcomes', I only care about 1 outcome and that outcome is related to myself. The 'overall outcome' never comes into the picture, it's irrelevant and it's completely misleading.

The only question that matters is this: if you need healthcare can you get it by paying for it without anybody else forcing you to do anything else or to pay for anybody else. All these other considerations are destruction of individual freedoms and destruction of quality in healthcare and they are *not* reducing the cost to those who are paying the large share of it. Nobody should be forced to pay for other people's healthcare and nobody should be prevented (as is done in Canada) from buying healthcare out of pocket.

Comment Re: No surprise... (Score 0) 213

every one else has to sell themselves into permanent lifetime servitude just to temporarily use their product

- if you feel that an Intel processor is worth selling yourself into slavery then you really must need that processor, don't you? Even then you are getting something out of the transaction that is beneficial for you, otherwise why would you sell yourself????????????

Comment Re:Bring 'em on down... (Score 0) 213

The mainstream 'economists' and the Federal reserve and the government disagree with you. They will tell you that bringing prices down will cause you to stop shopping because you will expect further price cuts instead of buying what you *need* now (even if you buy on credit, which means that the final price is much higher, which completely undermines their idiotic claims). But didn't you hear the official party line? 2% inflation is good. 0% inflation is bad. Because the Fed is supposed to provide a dual mandate of fucking you in the ass while coming in your mouth.

Comment Re:No surprise... (Score -1) 213

Gouging? What the hell is gouging? Competition brings the prices down as long as competition can exist without subsidies of any kind. Once the competitor is no longer profitable the prices are at the lowest possible level (given the modern state of technology, laws, taxes, inflation levels and such).

But what the hell is 'gouging'? You are free to try and sell your wares (or your labour for that matter) for any price at all and if there is somebody buying then they see value in that. The people who are buying, the paying customers are not being gouged, they wouldn't purchase the service or the product if it was not beneficial to them to fork out whatever the price is because the product would provide them with more benefit than the cash they paid for it.

Comment Re:No Dragon 2 Soft Landing Yet (Score 0) 330

But good luck getting Elon Musk to focus on the practical and eminently desirable target of the Moon. He isn't interested. It's only Mars for Elon.

- what 'practical and eminently desirable target of the Moon'? You might as send whalers to the Moon, it's about as practical as anything else.

If it is about observations people are not necessary, robots transporting and serving telescopes would not do worse than a meat bag who needs perfect human liveable environment to survive.

Comment Globalist Idiots. (Score 1) 1105

I think most I know don't like people coming into their country breaking laws, particularly Immigration Laws.

Some people are upset. Some people are more upset than others.

Importing large amounts of people using the law to enable legal immigration, to malign, or aggravate a local culture in a country is probably a bad idea.

I can't think of something more politically charged than importing large numbers of people for the gain of a few, to undercut the hard work of a local culture to educate themselves only to find that they are priced out of the market. You can see this happening in the USA right now and it is creating structural problems economically that, are going to be quite explosive in the coming decade.

This idea that anything goes for profit or labor cost to obtain unfair trade deals by leveraging Third world people in a 1st world context will bring war if it isn't stopped. It incites people to listen to these globalist complain they can't find qualified people to do a given job, for example, when they are being blatently untruthful and only care about the cost of labor.

A very very nasty big war is coming.

Comment Re:All reported strikes false? (Score 0) 52

Drones are the equivalent of deer.

"Hello? Insurance company? Ya...I hit a deer and I need a new grill, hood, and bumper."

"The pictures? What? No, those aren't earrings lodged in the radiator, they must be wildlife tracking tags of some sort. The red hair? Oh yeah, it was probably one of those 'ginger' deer you always hear about. My wife? She's fine. She's on an extended sabbatical abroad."

Strat

Comment Re:Only? (Score 0) 150

Japan's problem is their inability to let the failures go down in flames and fail for the good of the rest of the economy and of the society.

Japan is the place were you go to when you want to get funny money for trading/shorting, that's the place you go to borrow Yen to do all this insane trading. Japan is the place of the suicide economic policy, the kamikaze of policies (the one that USA is also following), the policy destroying the currency for the purpose of bailing out horrible failures just to keep them going due to political expediency and not due to any form of sound economics at all.

This in turn leads to economic stagnation, falling birth rates, depression, etc. All the good stuff that the central bankers together with the government love to give its people.

Comment Suing the governments for interfering in my life (Score 0) 248

I want to sue all the governments for interfering in my life. This of-course means I want to sue all of you for interfering in my life. Of-course my resources are vastly inadequate for this, but I would love to do just that. I do not want this government 'protection' (read interference and oppression) to exist. But I do feel this is probably going to happen anyway. Need a new planet / new world of some sort without all this in it.

Comment Wow, just wow. (Score 5, Insightful) 114

So apparently an ISP being able to tell people up front what their fees and charges will be is a

burdensome requirements [...] that impose serious and unnecessary costs

I guess this explains why big ISPs like Comcast and such manage to fuck up billing people on a regular basis. It's just too goddamn hard for companies to know what they charge for their services.

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