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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Pino Grigio Re: let me correct that for you. (459 comments)

Yes they do and if it wasn't for Germany and Germany economic strength, they'd be up a creek without a paddle. Some say they're up said creek now as unlike Germany they stubbornly refuse to reform their labour laws. Right now they have 10% unemployment and over 22% youth unemployment.

1 minute ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Pino Grigio Re:let me correct that for you. (459 comments)

The Nazis were socialists. For example, Goebbels:

That is our real task as National Socialists. We were the first to recognize the connections, and the first to begin the struggle. Because we are socialists we have felt the deepest blessings of the nation, and because we are nationalists we want to promote socialist justice in a new Germany.

Nazism is socialism with nationalism thrown in for free. The only reason the Nazis didn't nationalise everything was because in the 1930's when they were having their "days of strudel", the Nazi Party managed to bank millions of Reichsmarks from big business. Goebbels was in favour of destroying the corporates once they'd won power, but Hitler overruled him precisely because of these financial connections.

Really, the clue is in the name, "National Socialism".

13 minutes ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Pino Grigio Re:let me correct that for you. (459 comments)

^ This guy has never had to stand in a bread queue.

6 hours ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Pino Grigio Re:Let us keep our thoughts with our Kremlin frien (658 comments)

I couldn't care less whether you're insulted or not. I've read so much BS on this and other issues related to Putin I'm sick of it. The only reason the West gives him the time of day is because they fear an even bigger loon taking charge there. And whilst you complain that it's disrespectful to the relatives of those who died, Putins thugs rummage through the wreckage, dump the bodies on a train, run off with the black boxes and get rid of any incriminating evidence. If it wasn't them I expect they'd be scrupulous in preserving the crash scene.

Don't tell me you're being "Mr Reasonable" here. You're just another one of Putin's useful idiots.

yesterday
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Pino Grigio Re:I don't see the problem. (658 comments)

No it isn't. It's completely fucking obvious who shot the plane down.

yesterday
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Pino Grigio Re:String theory is not science (144 comments)

No it's not testable. I don't know where you get the idea that it is.

2 days ago
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Pino Grigio Re:String theory is not science (144 comments)

No, it's a computer model. A compute model is often (in engineering for example) a conceptual representation of real entities. However in many cases the model is more a conceptual representation of the biases and assumptions of the people who made it, being unreal in that sense. It isn't science and math isn't science either.
The idea that ultimately there's nothing here indicates (though you might not know it) the presence of what Cairns-Smith called "the bomb in the basement of modern physics" and the difference between the thing in itself and the thing as it appears. Physics is good for the latter but has nothing to say about the former.

2 days ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

Pino Grigio Re: it is the wrong way... (286 comments)

Yes, that's because we've sent all of our "polluting" (note: carbon dioxide isn't pollution) industries to China, along with a lot of jobs and wealth.

4 days ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

Pino Grigio Re:it is the wrong way... (286 comments)

What "polluter's subsidies" are you talking about precisely? Also are you serious? A subsidy is money taken from tax payers and handed out to business or individuals. Are you suggesting that taking that money and giving it to renewables, i.e. simply exchanging one set of greedy bastards with another, is going to make even the tinniest difference to average Joe's bills? Are you suggest shifting the burden from average Joe's energy bill to his tax bill?

Sometimes Guardian readers are too thick to debate with.

4 days ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

Pino Grigio Re:it is the wrong way... (286 comments)

Haha, the stupidity. What happens in practice? Off-shoring and job losses. Same thing in Europe.

4 days ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Pino Grigio Re: One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

Not lied so much as made use of computer models that bear no relation whatsoever to reality. There's a lot of it about in environmental "science".

about three weeks ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Pino Grigio Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

Indeed. Or perhaps the stuff wasn't there in the first place.

about three weeks ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Pino Grigio Re:And guess how many vacation days we Americans g (710 comments)

You don't need a union to GTFO of your job and go work somewhere else where the pay and conditions are more suited to the kind of lifestyle you want.

about a month ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Pino Grigio Re:And guess how many vacation days we Americans g (710 comments)

That's the most amazing thing to me, compared to here in the UK. I get 20 days paid holiday a year and my company is not considered the most enlightened when it comes to this. I know people who get 30. I also work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. As a software developer I can't imagine staying an extra 3 hours a day just to make it up to the US average and actually getting any more work done than I do now. I mean my brain is burnt out by around 4pm in any case.

about a month ago
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NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen

Pino Grigio Re:records go back to 1880, very funny (547 comments)

Yes, there's no question that cannot be truthfully answered with a cursory googling is there Ginger.

about a month ago

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