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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

WrongMonkey Re:Too bad drones can't reveal government corrupti (208 comments)

I don't see how drones would help since the it sounds like the corruption has already been reveal. The citizens just need to decide how they're going to deal with it.

4 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

WrongMonkey Re:Competition (903 comments)

Of course that's not what's happened. In this case the Free Market (kind of) works and auto interest rates have been dropping for the last 30 years. http://www.carloanpal.com/car-...

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

WrongMonkey Re:Competition (903 comments)

Except that it is true, fact as well as theory.

The price of a loan is the interest rate. If you have a halfway decent credit rating, you can drive often off the lot with a new car at less than 1% interest rate. And the fact that people with "sub prime" credit can get a car loan at all is a sign of lower borrowing cost. In the old days, a jobless single mother wouldn't be able to get a car loan at any interest rate.

5 days ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

WrongMonkey Re:100s of train cars, every day (383 comments)

In the city of Seattle, there are five different tiers of residential trash collection service and three tiers of food and yard waste service available. Recyclable goods are collected for free. Is that proportional enough for you?

http://www.seattle.gov/Util/My...

5 days ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

WrongMonkey Re:This has nothing to do with wasting food (383 comments)

That's the dilemma of freedom, isn't it? You either pay for the service to pick up the trash and comply with the related rules or you figure out some other way to deal with your trash that doesn't infringe on your neighbors' right to live in a clean environment.

5 days ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

WrongMonkey Re:This has nothing to do with wasting food (383 comments)

If you have a problem with the rules for trash collection, then you are free to opt out. But you can't eat your government services and have your libertarian cake, too.

about a week ago
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

WrongMonkey Re:"Marching does nothing" (200 comments)

Times change. Cavalry was a military necessity up to WWI, 50 years later it was irrelevant. Marches were a stunning political tactic 50 years ago, now they're just another blip in the 24 hour news cycle.

about a week ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

WrongMonkey Re:Obama is but a puppet (236 comments)

The wealthy can sell stuff to each other. Take the wealthy 1% of the world: that's 70 million people right now. That's 210 million meals that need to be produced each day. That's 70 million luxury cars (or more) that can be built, sold and discarded each year. 70 million villas (or more) that need to be maintained. Etc. Etc. That's more than enough consumption to sustain an internal economy.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

WrongMonkey Re:Hmm... (474 comments)

Despite all those failing, Obama is still better than the alternatives that were on the ballots.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

WrongMonkey It's about time (234 comments)

10 hours a week is hobby, period. Hobbies aren't "pointless" and there's a lot of interesting ways for hobbyists to contribute to science. Joining an astronomy club is a great way to get started. But there's grad students and professional researchers who spend 80+ hours a week and if your idea is to keep up with them, then you're probably going to be disappointed.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

WrongMonkey Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (973 comments)

But they really did sweep through Iberian with an olive branch. The Visigoths were hated foreign conquerors. Tariq was practically invited to replace Roderic. You characterize the Muslims as being "warring Moors"but the Franks and Visigoths weren't exactly "poor, peaceful victims" either. Charles Martel was just as much of a brutal, warmongering conquer as the Muslims he fought at Tours. Then, for the next four centuries, France suffered under brutal feudalism and a neolithic economy, while Al-Andalus become a rich, prosperous trading empire. If you were a non-noble in 1000 AD Europe, Cordoba was by far the best place you could hope to live.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

WrongMonkey Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (973 comments)

Vienna wouldn't have even been attacked if the Crusaders hadn't sacked Constantinople and left it weakened enough for the Turks to take over.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

WrongMonkey Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (973 comments)

What history are you talking about? The only Muslims in Europe before 1095 were on the Iberian Peninsula, where they were practically invited to take over because the Visigoths were so bad.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

WrongMonkey Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (973 comments)

final drop was the conquering of Jerusalem

You need to check your own history. Muslims had ruled Jerusalem for 400 years before the First Crusade. It was a prosperous city of Muslims, Christians and Jews.

The Crusades stand as one of the great atrocities of European history. The massacre of Jerusalem. Documented cannibalism at Antioch. The betrayal and sacking of Constantinople. And they accomplished NOTHING. All of the Crusader states fell in less than two hundred years.

about two weeks ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:It's getting hotter still! (635 comments)

A complete rhetorical toolbox should have more options than just logical arguments or expletive insults. Especially since the argument that you're making isn't purely logical. True that proving the existence and causes of global warming is a purely logical and scientific argument. But determining the effect of global warming on human society is speculative, at best. And asking people do something about it is a political, economic and emotional issue. You need to make your arguments on those terms or your cause will fail.

about two weeks ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

WrongMonkey Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

You're still not making a case for why a pharmacist is needed. Lethal drug combinations and be checked against a database. Immunizations can be done by a nurse. Making judgement calls on "over-serving" a prescription is exactly what every bartender is required to do. Where is the critical thinking that merits a six figure job?

about two weeks ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:Are you serious or joking? (635 comments)

Oh great educated one, please inform me of the mathematical formula to assess the accuracy of a prediction that didn't come to pass?

about two weeks ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:Are you serious or joking? (635 comments)

That's just factually incorrect

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/re...

Next you're going to argue that he earned that through activities unrelated to global warming. But maintaining a high profile is half the game to getting on all those boards. And global warming is how Al Gore maintains his high profile. Apple sure didn't hire him for his insight into circuit board layouts.

about two weeks ago

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