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  1. Second this. It's not about genetics, it's about...

    Second this. It's not about genetics, it's about circumstances. And it's not about exploitation, it's about the luck of the deal. The only real human factors involved are reasonably good...
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    Actually, I object to this approach. Don't do it...

    Actually, I object to this approach. Don't do it piecemeal, tax CO2 emissions.
  3. Except for the little detail that Amazon pays no...

    Consumers paying higher prices than necessary and workers paid far less than they could be paid. Exploitation of both consumers and workers in order to enrich themselves beyond anything that could...
  4. 1) Congress sometimes creates tax incentives for...

    "Needed"? Or what? You'll croak? :hysterical: I'm not here to spoon feed you.
    I was being hyperbolic. Of course not ALL of the very rich pay zero. (There are some: 1,470 households reported income...
  5. In other words, a wealth tax. Very, very bad for...

    because the concept of a Tax RATE and Tax AMOUNT is somehow over most people's heads... or at least is easy to obfuscate when making bad arguments. people, generally speaking, are complete shit at...
  6. 1) Even if you taxed them the same the deferred...

    What's happening is basically a flaw in the tax code. You can buy up companies with pre-tax dollars. Many companies have reacted to this buy using all their "profit" to purchase companies. They...
  7. And if you want to share in Warren Buffet's...

    Acting primarily in their own interest, taking far more than they give means that more harm is being done than good.

    It's not about hate.[/QUOTE]

    Who are they taking from? Jeff Bezos created...
  8. Such questions should be illegal and bring down...

    Such questions should be illegal and bring down the wrath of the EEOC on anyone using them.

    Of course, since it's politically correct discrimination nothing will be done.
  9. You have obviously fallen for the deception they...

    You have obviously fallen for the deception they intended you to fall for. You are interpreting the matching more broadly than it should be interpreted. Always figure the data contains nothing more...
  10. Their power to hold other races back has been...

    The problem is that when you have a group fighting a social problem the war never ends--even if it's won. They just keep pretending the problem still exists.

    That's what's happened with...
  11. The problem here is welfare. If you don't force...

    The problem here is welfare. If you don't force them to save you end up with a bunch of retirees on welfare instead--much of your social security budget still gets paid out as welfare budget, but...
  12. The problem with charts like this is how severe...

    The problem with charts like this is how severe are the incidents?

    That's why I think deaths are a far better yardstick. (Although, in the post-9/11 time my memory is the right wing is still...
  13. While there is a lot of bad research from the...

    You realize the right laughs at the phrase "socioeconomic factors," right? Sociology isn't a real science. Only leftists believe it.[/QUOTE]

    While there is a lot of bad research from the social...
  14. Because the problems that are typically portrayed...

    Because the problems that are typically portrayed as racial factors are really cultural factors. Asians aren't more intelligent, it's just a lot of Asian cultures put a high value on education. ...
  15. True, if it's cold enough race is irrelevant. ...

    I had a close call with one of those types--45 mph 6 + center turn lane street, a decent amount of traffic, yet he crossed anyway. If I hadn't gotten a split-second flash of him in the headlights of...
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    Note that I specified travel by slowboat. It...

    Where has the Drake equation been falsified? All that has happened is that it has been refined--rather than simply considering the probability of various steps on the road to intelligence we need to...
  17. You missed my point. If they're using products...

    OK. that's a derail. sorry.[/QUOTE]

    You missed my point. If they're using products made with electricity they are benefiting from it even if they don't have direct access to it.
  18. Breeder reactors are built to run on plutonium. ...

    With proper reprocessing

    Plutonium is fuel. It should be going back to the fuel plant, not to the waste pile. Thus the half-life is completely irrelevant.

    And the 10,000 is quite relevant as...
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    On Earth it's certainly not. Deep in...

    The weight loss is not measurable. The weight loss is the energy (e=mc^2) passing out of the box as photons when the flame burns. If it were a mirror box to contain the photons would yield no weight...
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    Misinterpret a sign

    Sign: "Rainy day Watch out for wet floor".

    Who is "Wet Floor" and why should "Rainy Day" be wary of them?
  21. Saved money earns no interest but is eaten away...

    Tax cuts without spending cuts are not cuts at all, just the issuance of IOUs.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, exactly, and these IOUs are in the form of Treasury bills. This is why tax cuts for the rich don't...
  22. That doesn't selectively push the unhealthy onto...

    And how are they supposed to push them onto the public option??[/QUOTE]

    The public option will be less expensive than health care insurance from private insurers. The private insurers know this,...
  23. If you do it with borrowing you'll reach the...

    That honestly makes sense, that productivity is the deciding metric. But that borrowed money is still money spent that must be repaid, revenues must still be collected. So at some point down the...
  24. Newton doesn't see the change in the mass of the...

    Newton doesn't see the change in the mass of the water. Einstein does. The water is now deeper in a gravity field. We're getting into General Relativity's domain, I'm not qualified to go deeper.
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    Way beyond my knowledge. I believe it's still...

    Way beyond my knowledge. I believe it's still the most sensitive instrument on Earth but that doesn't mean you can't do better in space.



    The CO2 and H2O are bound more tightly than the...
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