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Comment Re:Rose tinted glasses (Score 5, Informative) 511

There is another factor from which America gained huge benefit: German and Japanese industry had been decimated. Without funding from the US they likely could not have recovered at all - but for many decades US manufacturing had effectively no competition. Toyota and BMW were slowly rebuilding from nothing - a process that took decades. It's easy for your factories to get rich, and pay people well, when the only competition is from other companies in your own country with the exact same legal and economic situation as you have.

No. WW2 ended in 1945. In the 1950's, Germany was already the second largest economy. A decimated, war torn country with no industry doesn't give you the second largest economy in the world. Germany's rebuilding took very little time considering the impact of the war, and the drain of intellectual value foisted on them by the US and UK governments, and it didn't take decades.

Japan took that second spot in 1968. That's 23 years to rebuild everything they lost, and become the second largest economy in the world. Between 1955 and 1973, they averaged 9% growth per year. That would be phenomenal for any country, much less one recovering from the impact of the war.

This notion that US industries simply had no competition for decades is simply very wrong.

Coming out of WW2, we gave veterans the GI Bill. Hundreds of thousands of people could now go to college who would never have been able to without that assistance. In 1956 the US would start the interstate highway system, which would be critical to moving goods around. And in 1961, Kennedy would give the country a direction with a decree to go to the moon.

We had the newly educated masses, the means for transportation, and a path forward. The innovation to come from that in electronics, material science, and miniaturization is what propelled the advances that most people today take for granted, everything from telecommunications to food preservation.

Now, unfortunately, we have people who revel in their stupidity, and no longer understand that we are better as a nation, instead of a mass of stupid idiots with no rhyme or reason.

Comment Re:I'm ok with this... (Score 2) 502

Maybe if we take away all their benefits of being part of the US, they'll start giving a shit and living up to some of their responsibilities. I know, it's a concept conservatives can't understand... that with rights and benefits come responsibilities... but too fucking bad. Maybe it's time for the conservative little bitches to grow up.

Comment Re:All about the fight (Score 0, Troll) 502

You are a fucking idiot. The problem is people like you who have no fucking clue about reality, but seem to think your worthless fucked in the head opinion means something. The problem with the right is their base is the most gullible, uneducated, self serving, anti-American, anti-Christian pieces of shit around.... and their politicians are all lying sacks of shit.

Comment Re: WY is a good place to be from (Score 3, Insightful) 502

Might try comparing say... California... to shitholes like Kansas, idiot. Red states are predominantly leeches on blue states, and they still rank the shittiest states on pretty much any quality of living/prepping for the future index. I do understand though, fucking idiots like you can't be bothered with reality.

Comment Re:Ah, yes. (Score 4, Informative) 502

Sure, lets end those subsidies... then end all the oil and gas subsidies, then go reclaim the past 110 years of subsidies we gave to oil companies. The author isn't speaking his mind... he's too fucking stupid to have a mind, and he's put on a pedestal for being a fucking idiot by other fucking idiots like you.

Comment Re:The dangers... (Score 1) 161

It also depends on what type it is. Chelyabinsk was a low metal/low iron chondrite; had it been a nickle/iron it (most likely) wouldn't have disintegrated/exploded like it did (regardless of entry angle). If that were the case, consider what a ~500kt nuke would do in downtown Los Angeles.

The other way to answer the OP, though.... while these events are rare (on the order of once every 60 years), I think that describing something 13,000 to 14,000 tons traveling ~40,000 miles per hour as "nothing to worry about," is a bit silly.... especially if it's aimed at you.

Comment Re: Obviously never met a $10 hooker (Score 1) 279


You, like the study authors, are confusing a social construct ideology of "monogamy" with actual biological monogamy. If humans were monogamous, there would never be anyone cheating on their partner because the very idea wouldn't happen; they would be biologically devoted to their mate...period... without the inclination or idea to EVER have a different mate.

This is yet another "study" by some social scientists who want to try to play as real scientists.... with the typical type of failures seen when that is tried. Monogamy isn't social, it's biological. A species either is, or is not... and humans certainly are not.

Comment Re: Obviously never met a $10 hooker (Score 1) 279

"Sex has nothing to do with ... the... Typical Anonymous user ... on Slashdot

There, fixed that for you.

This study is all fine, well, and good if humans were monogamous. They're not, so why are these people trying to push the idea they are? IF humans were monogamous, there wouldn't even be the concept of infidelity, cheating, hooking-up, or casual sex. It simply would not happen. I think this is more a case of "i do not think that word means what they think that word means."

Comment Re:Fake Fake News (Score 1) 789

Are you intentionally being a fucking idiot, or is that just your natural state?

According to police, the suspect entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in DC around 3pm and pointed the firearm at an employee. He then discharged it without anybody getting hurt. Witnesses said restaurant patrons scattered from the venue.

I'm going to go with that being your natural state.

Comment Re:Use their stupidity against them (Score 1) 789

Sorry, it's the reich-wingers that are the ones kept stupider than shit by the only "news" channel you actually get less news than not watching anything at all. You'd have to be stupider than fuck to want this country run by neo-nazi mother fuckers. Sick fucking conservative fascists are too fucking stupid to realize how truly fucking stupid they are.

As for this guy... he's a perfect example of a fucking stupid conservative.

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