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Comment Re: Better be ready to be beat up when layed off w (Score 1) 535

you seem to be implying that, to compete with automation, humans should be willing to be treated like dirt.

- no, I am implying that the cost of litigation is a consideration for any employer *regardless of the merits*. Anybody can sue anybody else if there is merit, that's one thing, however the labour laws make it too easy for an employee to sue an employer for things like 'wrongful termination' and that's a garbage claim. Same with 'human rights' related lawsuits, there is no such thing as a 'human right to work', human rights are protections against government oppression, not entitlements for the employees and obligations upon the employers, yet that's exactly what 'human rights' lawsuits against employers are: they didn't do something the government puts an obligation on them to do, to satisfy an entitlement that the government deems an employee is supposed to receive from an employer.

Being treated like dirt is one thing, and nobody has to work for an employer who treats people like dirt, being provided government entitlements because an employee and employer are working together is something else, that's one of the 3 main reasons why I outsource most of my development to a different country.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 164

"Ousted"could mean "lame duck" and with just over one month to go, he's really lame duck. The Obama legacy is going to be pretty staggering. Double the (unpatriotic) debt. That's it. ObamaCare will be repealed, the court will not reflect his presidency, all those "Pen and Phone" executive orders rescinded ...

He's just pissed that "elections have consequences"

Comment Re:How is this different from arbitrage on the NYS (Score 1) 204

I am a libertarian.

While you are correct, some conservatives game the system with government. And you are correct, everyone will game the system. Draw a line, and everyone dances all around that line. The line is arbitrary and means nothing, but we pretend it is some sort of sacred place.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 0) 164

he has ever right to order such a review.

Before you state something as a fact, you might want to check to see if it is so. A "Right" isn't the correct term, even if it was the correct term, it would require some sort of previous example or court case to outline, neither of which has happened here.

Further this is 100% contrary to what Obama said here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Funny how something "mythical" became "real" simply because the Democrats lost an election.

Comment Re:Finally! (Score 0) 77

Remember back in the late nineties, when people (mostly stupid liberals) convinced Congress and Clinton to pass a "Luxury Tax" on things like ... yachts? Remember what happened to all those industries that were building those things? Do you remember the fanfare when they repealed that tax?

Yeah, nobody remembers shit like that.

Comment Time to spine up (Score 1) 41

I am all for Trump's get tough on China stance but 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union we should be applying the same model, rather than exporting our wealth to them via a trade deficit.

The Chinese economy is radically unbalanced right now much more so than our own in fact. If we suddenly deprived them of the sink for all the consumer goods the produces we could probably turn the PRC into failed state! What we ought to do is trigger that and simultaneously lay the ground work for installing a friendly government over their that by simply say "You bet we have a one China policy, the lawful government is the ROC and the capital is Taipei"

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