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re: Long Term, Will a Basic Income Become Necessary - JT
[quote]No, I don't think value will be removed from the world. If anything net value will increase as robots create material wealth for us that we never could.[/quote] I agree that the cost of labor for many things will go down and if we are able to automate the finding of new streams of both bas...


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re: Long Term, Will a Basic Income Become Necessary - JT
[quote]The owners of the machines will be insanely wealthy[/quote] Maybe you are right, but if there are enough "robot owners" in competition they might not make as much profit as you seem to favor. When something becomes more abundant, the value eventually decreases. [quote]It's just naive to...


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re: Long Term, Will a Basic Income Become Necessary - JT
[quote]From the wealth that automation and robots create.[/quote] But isn't wealth a result of value to society? What value is labor if it is handled by machines who can work basically 24 hours a day and take care of it at very low cost? There are competing ideas here. One the one ha...


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re: Long Term, Will a Basic Income Become Necessary - JT
Suppose a basic income is instituted. Where will the money come from if no one is working? I don't think we will be able to tax the robots. Googling basic income and reviewing several websites, I see a lot of support and enthusiasm for basic income, but not much in the way of explanation of...


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re: What are your favorite albums of all time? - JT
No particular order: Queens of the Stoneage (self titled, Rated R and Songs for the Deaf) Radiohead - OK Computer Black Sabbath - Master of Reality Fu Manchu - Daredevil Pixies - Bossanova REM - Murmur Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique and License to Ill Sonic Youth - Daydream N...


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re: What can republicans do to get back to their great success in the 1980s? - JT
Not much is necessary. They just have to avoid big screw ups. Reagan (not without his faults ie deficit spending) hit it out of the park in many ways, but he was lucky in a sense the he had Carter tee things up for him by doing so horribly that the next guy was going to look better no matter wha...


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re: Why have Obama and the Democrats allowed the Ebola crisis to go to waste? - JT
[quote]People made errors up and down the chain but they seem to have their shite together now and the sky didn't fall.[/quote] If this is what you believe then you and I are in agreement. Why are you even trying to argue with me in the first place? I recognize that you are trying to turn th...


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re: Why have Obama and the Democrats allowed the Ebola crisis to go to waste? - JT
[quote]It was a decision based upon the advice of medical professionals rather than one based on panic and politics. [/quote] So you profess to believe. I happen to work in the medical industry and I can tell you without hyperbole that many medical professionals do not applaud the way this was...


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re: Why have Obama and the Democrats allowed the Ebola crisis to go to waste? - JT
If they have any intelligence they are just thanking their lucky stars that there was not an explosive situation right before midterms. They got away with refusing to enact strict travel/quarantine measures. It was a huge gamble and I'm not sure what the white house sought to gain from being s...


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re: Fox Business said Dallas is considering locking itself down - JT
So now it's not okay to travel if you took care of someone with ebola, but if you are from Liberia and have a high fever you may move about freely?...


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re: In a Libertarian-Anarchist Society, How do we Determine Liability? - JT
I agree this is a ridiculous judgment. Not sure what this has to do with determination of liability in a liberterian-anarchist society. Seems liability would still be defined by some legal standard, with interpretation as needed by judiciary. If you travel too far over the l-a line, there i...


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re: So **ONE OF** the "experts" hired by the Brown family for an autopsy is a fraud? - JT
Edited. I didn't realize the assertion in the OP was not accurate. ...


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re: Algiers homeowner shoots and kills would-be home invader - JT
[quote]Over 2-3 million burglaries & robberies a year in the US & the gun nuts go crazy with a few dozen instances where a gun is used to earnestly stop a criminal[/quote] Interestingly enough, some feel guns are used in defense more than a few dozen times per year. [link=(http://www.guncite.c...


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re: Dawkins: "immoral to bring [Down's Syndrome baby] into the world" - JT
[quote]I guess someone like him would have dumped Stephen Hawking in a trash can.[/quote] Except that SH does not have DS and was totally normal at birth. Not interested in defending RD, he can take care of himself. Many will have passionate beliefs on this topic and all are entitled to their...


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re: Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source - JT
I would say this injury typically does not cause loss of vision. Double vision while looking upward maybe or maybe not. As for swelling, there are a lot of variables. I don't think you can tell too much based on that, especially in the first several minutes. All this being said, it's possibl...


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re: Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source - JT
Seems logical on the surface. But as someone who has dealt with facial fractures, I can tell you that it's not that easy to tell by simply looking or by physical exam. There's usually a lot of swelling at first. After the swelling goes down, the patient may complain of double vision, but not ev...


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re: Obozocare contractor pays employees to do nothing - 1.2 billion contract - JT
Don't take this personally, but you might be interested to know this... [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_the_line)]Toe the line[/link]...


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re: Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT
Looking back several pages, it seems this article was already discussed on 4/12. Did not realize before posting....


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re: Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT
[quote] Maybe they are just anti-gun and want to repeal the 2nd Amend. Don't they have the 1st Amend right to voice their opinions on the matter? I see nothing wrong with people who disagree with our right to keep and bear arms voicing their opinion. I may disagree with them, but it's their righ...


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Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT
http://news.yahoo.com/constitution-check-does-second-amendment-amended-100208250.html?bcmt=comments-postbox Where does this even come from? Arguing that the citizens need to be disarmed right after the Nevada rancher standoff? It's like whackamole. These anti second amendment folks just ke...


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