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New Batfish Species Found Under Gulf Oil Spill

DeadChobi Re:Well they did live there (226 comments)

Oh please. The odds of such a catastrophic failure as a wellhead blowing out during drilling are practically nil.

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New Batfish Species Found Under Gulf Oil Spill

DeadChobi Re:And the old saw applies here (226 comments)

Typically in the latter system you speak of, you would call them something like "Great Leader," or "President for Life."

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Spanish Judges Liken File Sharing To Lending Books

DeadChobi Re:But, but, but,,, (352 comments)

If government didn't have the power to affect the private sector, your argument would be meaningless because all the money in the world wouldn't change anything for them. The problem with socialistic arguments against reduced government is that they presume the same conditions that allowed our government to spiral out of control in the first place.

Eliminate all the laws that affect the private sector, good and bad, force the Federal Government to stop using the Interstate Commerce Clause to blow money on regulation, and kick the lobbyists out of the capital and you have a workable small government. Take it a step further and require the government to be supported entirely through donations and then they can't spend money on frivolities without our permission.

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American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes

DeadChobi Re:The entire concept is mistaken (790 comments)

Howabout you go enforce your idea of what's right on the other side of town and we'll go enforce our idea of what's right on our side of town.

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American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes

DeadChobi Re:Natural Selection at work? (790 comments)

Wait, are you arguing that we should pass laws against stupidity? As if that ever stopped anyone.

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American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes

DeadChobi Re:GRAS chemicals (790 comments)

Judging by your "use" of "quotations" to "denote" a "chemical," I can only "assume" that you don't "believe" that "chemicals" "exist."

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American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes

DeadChobi Re:Good article (790 comments)

The fiberglass in Chew will kill you more readily than the actual tobacco. One of the first things you learn from other chewers is not to swallow anything while its in your mouth. It will tear up your stomach.

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China's Great Firewall Infects Other Countries

DeadChobi Re:I am not a fan of the USA gov't (178 comments)

I daresay that it wasn't deregulation that got us into this mess, but rather the mandate that housing is a right. Our government let us down when they decided that it didn't need to make financial sense for a person to own a home, only that they needed to want it badly enough and they could get a loan.

The shocker is that we're doing the same thing to healthcare and my children will be paying for it.

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Chinese Root Server Shut Down After DNS Problem

DeadChobi Re:Even more reason (91 comments)

I have a lower UID than you and I don't know what a root DNS server does. I do probably know way more physics, mathematics, and philosophy than you so can it. Especially if you're not going to explain.

more than 4 years ago
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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

That's the same attitude that perpetuates the modern socialist state, that we hold someone's life to be inherently sacred, but not the things that allow them that life. That we do not hold a person's food, shelter, or clothing sacred but that we hold his every breath sacred as if breathing were not made possible by any of those things.

It is a travesty that you believe anyone should be allowed to take anything of mine as long as they don't perpetrate physical violence upon me.

more than 4 years ago
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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

So are you saying that because he didn't make a good decision he doesn't ever get to make decisions at all?

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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

The founding fathers left a massive loophole in the constitution by declaring you have a right to life. You don't have a right to life, you have a right to live your own life.

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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

Could you source some data for your comment? Otherwise it's at least as valid as your opponent's unsourced comment, and it seems less plausible under the example of an illegal alien obtaining employment through identity theft, and their subsequent ability to force another person to take on their personal tax liability.

more than 4 years ago
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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

So I'm confused. If you're saying you would rather it be at the expense of your life, then are you saying it would be okay for an illegal alien to enter the country but only on the condition that they shoot you first?

Or are you saying that you would rather we all die for the sake of everyone else in the world who is also dead at the hands of your philosophy?

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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:What? (826 comments)

It stops being a compassionate act when we're forced to do it by government.

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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:What? (826 comments)

There are also governments that will take your money at gunpoint and give it to other people on the condition that you are more productive than they are.

more than 4 years ago
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US Lawmakers Eyeing National ID Card

DeadChobi Re:And what's the problem here? (826 comments)

Because Digital Rights Management has sure demonstrated that it's possible to create something that's impossible to fake or defraud in any way.

In other news, now that the federal government has legislated away your right to choose for youself whether you want health insurance, expect them to make other critical health decisions for you, like whether or not you should floss, how much food you're allowed to eat, whether or not you should really have that extra donut, and other wonderful decisions.

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Shuttle Extension & Heavy Launcher Bill Proposed

DeadChobi Re:Innovation in America is dead. (134 comments)

No, what has destroyed our manufacturing base has been the widespread destructive regulation of industries by our government. When the British left Hong Kong, for example, there was a huge explosion of business and free enterprise because you only needed to fill out a single piece of paper to start a business. Here you have to hire people specifically to understand tax laws, people to understand trade laws, pay permit fees, etc..

If government truly gave a crap about business they would stop putting tariffs and duties on imports, stop regulating exports, and stop setting up new taxes on everything. When you have to determine whether a sale is legal before you can actually make the sale, that is a huge impediment to business. I've had shipments delayed by days simply because the shipper needed a harmonized code. If I were to ship to China there would be no such issues.

Economic protectionism is a huge protection racket, where we pay our legislators to protect our businesses by sucking the lifeblood out of them in taxes and tariffs and blocking blood transfusions through regulation.

And to allay your suspicion that I'm somehow a member of the elite in this country, I make less than 30k a year.

more than 4 years ago
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Shuttle Extension & Heavy Launcher Bill Proposed

DeadChobi Re:Bring home the bacon! (134 comments)

He may have left with a budget surplus, but that was to pay off the enormous national debt. You know, because you're actually supposed to pay debts, not get them forgiven.

more than 4 years ago

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