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Why Forbes Says Immigrants Make Better Entrepreneurs

LastGunslinger Re:Micro vs Macroeconomics (171 comments)

Traditional American people? I didn't realize those inventions you mentioned were developed on reservations. The rest of us aren't usually more than a few generations removed from immigrants. This was especially true half a century or more ago when those technologies you listed were developed. Can you please cite the evidence where the overall economy, real wages, or standard-of-living of Americans has "collapsed" since 1965? Or where "fundamental technological innovation" has ceased? Increased economic prosperity for nations outside of the US and Western Europe may be a scary prospect to racists and xenophobes, but it's not necessarily the death knell for America.

more than 2 years ago
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My most recent tax bill was ...

LastGunslinger Re:Not so fast (394 comments)

And also less roads and schools and police and firemen and libraries and dams and bridges and courthouses and research grants and parks and ...

more than 2 years ago
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China Erases New Internet Rumors, Shuts Down Sites

LastGunslinger Re:Do Chinese leaders feel no guilt? (146 comments)

If you want to point to the US incarceration rate as an argument against national policy on drugs, then fine. Conflating it with a lack of civil liberties is ridiculous.

more than 2 years ago
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Training an Immune System To Kill Cancer: a Universal Strategy

LastGunslinger Re:Hurrah for science! (201 comments)

If it's such a small percentage, how does Rick Santorum win primary elections?

more than 2 years ago
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3,500 Year Old Florida Tree Dies of Natural Causes

LastGunslinger Re:Friction Caused by Buffeting Winds?! (206 comments)

Not saying this couldn't happen, but central Florida is flat and humid and the closest tall buildings to that park are in Orlando, many miles away.

more than 2 years ago
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What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?

LastGunslinger More pandering from candidates (756 comments)

Gingrich's speech was no more than pandering to the crowd ahead of the primary election. He's made bullshit promises in every state he's campaigned in so far. How does funding a new moon mission mesh with the Republican party's insistence on deep budget cuts on everything but military spending? Face it, we aren't going to the moon or Mars anytime soon. One side of the aisle wants to overspend on the military, the other wants to overspend on social programs. All the debate over taxes and discretionary spending is political theatre. Neither party is willing to make the sacrifices necessary to fix budgetary problems and neither really gives a damn about space exploration.

about 2 years ago
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Could a Dirty Rag Take Out a $2 Billion Satellite?

LastGunslinger Weakness? (297 comments)

Coming up with an ingenious method of saving a $2 billion satellite rather than scrapping it and sending up a replacement is a sign of weakness?

more than 2 years ago
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Tensions Over Hormuz Raise Ugly Possibilities For War

LastGunslinger Re:Who wants to go to war with Iran? (969 comments)

Yes, and look at the failure of nation-building the US did there. Oh, wait.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement For Default Search

LastGunslinger How does this benefit Google long-term? (103 comments)

I thought this would be Google's chance to kill Firefox. Not many other search providers for Mozilla to run to. Microsoft can attempt to tie IE and Bing together and Google can tie Chrome and Google search. Firefox is left out in the cold to whither and die like Netscape. Probably not good for the consumer, but such is the way of things.

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone Auto-Combusts On Australian Airplane

LastGunslinger Still waiting... (277 comments)

for an article about a Kindle Fire on fire.

more than 2 years ago
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Spontaneous Fission In Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2

LastGunslinger Re:No (fission) Nukes (266 comments)

How many people have died from this incident (or any nuclear-related event) compared to number of coal miners and oil rig workers who are killed each year? As far as long term health effects, like increased cancer rates, time will tell. However, let's compare that to coal miners contracting chronic lung disease and that the many deaths attributed to respiratory distress caused by air pollution. What about coal mine explosions or oil spills? Please explain to me how nuclear power is somehow more dangerous than the alternatives. Don't bother bringing hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, etc into the argument. When practical, I fully support those sources over nuclear.

more than 2 years ago
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Cutting Open a Heatsink Heatpipe To See Inside

LastGunslinger Re:Before anyone else says it... (132 comments)

It's cool. I've noticed Poe's Law extends to most crackpot political stances. Impossible to tell the difference between sincerity and parody.

more than 2 years ago
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Cutting Open a Heatsink Heatpipe To See Inside

LastGunslinger Re:Before anyone else says it... (132 comments)

The space program has been a giant government boondoggle that has produced nothing of value for the citizens of the United States. The free market certainly would've far surpassed the successes of NASA if not for regulations and taxation. /s

more than 2 years ago
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Hackers Briefly Controlled US Government Satellites

LastGunslinger Re:Not this time: (261 comments)

The French have not won a major war in nearly 300 years in which the United States was not their ally. French-Indian / Seven Years War - lost; Napoleon - kicked major ass and wreaked havoc for years and still lost; Franco-Prussian War - lost; Algeria - lost; Vietnam - lost before the US made the same mistake. We don't even need to mention WWII, the collapse of the Republic, and the whole Vichy collaborationist thing. What's that you say? The French made a major contribution towards the American War of Independence, fought valiantly in WWI, and have been good allies to the US during wars of the past few decades? And none of that really has to to do with the US being their ally any more than the US winning wars has to do with the bit part the other nations play in our coalitions, save perhaps Britain.

more than 2 years ago
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Hackers Briefly Controlled US Government Satellites

LastGunslinger Re:Not this time: (261 comments)

During the War of 1812, Canadians (not British regulars) never crossed onto American soil and only won a single battle on Canadian soil in which the forces were primarily Canadian rather than British. Those facts notwithstanding, the American effort to invade Canada during that war was inept and embarrassing.

more than 2 years ago

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