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Elon Musk: We're moving towards UBI due to automation 87% Posted Feb 2017

Elon Musk: We're moving towards UBI due to automation

Comment: 20 hours ago

We could also request that Bill and Melinda stop saving those millions of children.  If we save them all, they will eventually take our jobs or our tax dollars.

Elon Musk: We're moving towards UBI due to automation 87% Posted Feb 2017

Elon Musk: We're moving towards UBI due to automation

Comment: 1 day ago

Dear Everybody:

Please stop having children.  We will not need as many people in the future so stop reproducing.

Sincerely,

A ConcernedCitizen

Bill Gates: Robots should be taxed like humans 87% Posted Feb 2017

Bill Gates: Robots should be taxed like humans

Comment: 1 day ago

If humans didn't demand so much pay for so little work along with maternity/paternity leave, vacations, holidays, sick days, lunch periods, overtime pay, etc, they wouldn't have been replaced with robots.

If the government is in need of more money because there isn't enough tax income collected, then the simple solution is to increase the tax rates.

If you tax robots or other devices that take away other people's jobs, then I would have to pay taxes on my dishwasher, my roomba, and clothes washer.  Then comes the actual definiton of robot.  Does that require that something is motorized or can it be software alone?  I recently developed a program at work that caused at least 2 people to be terminated because that new process was more efficient and more automated but nothing had any motors in it.  All software related.  I am an efficiency expert.  I can take a complicated process requiring many people and simplify it with software.  I do that all the time.  Are those considered robots?

The fact that my company uses Excel makes it so we don't have to employ thousands of people with calculators to constantly update spreadsheets.  Will Excel be taxed?  How will that be monitored?  If I buy it but only use it for one Spreadsheet, will I be paying the same amount of taxes as someone that uses it for 10,000 spreadsheets?  

Microsoft word makes it so you don't have to retype something if there is a typo or change.  Just make the change and reprint.  I'm sure that software also saved thousands of typing jobs.

The gas powered lawn mower makes it faster to cut a lawn so you no longer need to employ as many people as you did to cut the same number of lawns with a reel mower.  Will lawn mowers be taxed?

Hopefully after reading this, you can see how stupid of an idea Gates has.

Bill Gates: Robots should be taxed like humans 87% Posted Feb 2017

Bill Gates: Robots should be taxed like humans

Comment: 1 day ago

Income tax is imposed on how much income you have -- not how much your work is worth.  So I could be doing $100,000 worth of work each year but if I'm only paid $50,000, then I'm taxed on the $50,000 not on the $100,000.

Robots do not get paid for the work they do.  It is quite the opposite as robots actually cost money to operate so the business should be able to take that as a tax deduction.  You can depreciate the hardware and write-off the constant costs of upgrading the software, maintenance, and electricity.

Noam Chomsky on whether animals have the same rights as human beings 87% Posted Feb 2017

Noam Chomsky on whether animals have the same rights as human beings

Comment: 6 days ago

Now you're trying to turn this into a political dicussion.

I just wanted to state that you cannot link responsibilities with rights.  Animals do have some rights but hardly any responsibilities.  They do not have all the same rights as humans.  And in some countries, women have many responsibilities but not as many rights as the men.  Noam is just babbling nonsence out of his butt as usual.

Noam Chomsky on whether animals have the same rights as human beings 87% Posted Feb 2017

Noam Chomsky on whether animals have the same rights as human beings

Comment: 6 days ago

Not all people have future responsibilities.  You can be born retarded and put into an institution with absolutely no responsibilities.  In many of those cases, you're not even accountable for your actions.  Those people still have more rights than any non-human animal.

A police dog has rights.  A dog's "telling" about the scent of drugs in a car gives cops the right to invalidate your 4th ammendemnt rights.  In the court case Trammel v Thomason, where the police dog attacked the wrong person and held him for an excessive period of time and the cops did not release the dog even after realizing they had the wrong person ("victim underwent four operations and was hospitalized for eighteen days after police dog repeatedly bit his throat") the courts conclusion was in favor of the city.

Regarding minimal consequences for killing a dog,  "Under the Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act, anyone convicted of purposely assaulting, maiming, or killing federal law enforcement animals such as police dogs and horses could be fined at least $1,000 and spend up to 10 years in prison."  Rocco's Law in Pennsylvania has a $25,000 fine and 10 year sentence.

Noam Chomsky on whether animals have the same rights as human beings 87% Posted Feb 2017

Noam Chomsky on whether animals have the same rights as human beings

Comment: 6 days ago

You cannot link having responsibilities with rights.  A new born child has no responsibilities but has more rights than a dog or cow.

TYT - Russian message to women: be proud of your bruises 87% Posted Feb 2017

TYT - Russian message to women: be proud of your bruises

Comment: 7 days ago

If TYT did a little research, they would know why the bill isn't supported by some republicans.  The law makes it mandatory for the police to make an arrest if they are called on any domestic violence call.  Many times the person calling didn't want their spouse arrested but for the police to just intervene.  A 2007 study shows there is an increase in spouse homicide rates when a partner is arrested after the caller asked for them to not be arrested.  This bill can increase homicide rates.

Figure skating on top of the world 87% Posted Jan 2017

Figure skating on top of the world

Comment: 20 days ago

And she barely scratched the surface.

Caught in Providence: Driver confesses 87% Posted Jan 2017

Caught in Providence: Driver confesses

Comment: 21 days ago

Proof brown nosing does work.

Solar is bloody booming in Australia 87% Posted Jan 2017

Solar is bloody booming in Australia

Comment: 25 days ago

Makes sense when electricity costs 23 cents per kWh.  You will make your initial investment back sooner than places that charge only 11 cents.

TYT - Voter fraud found in Trump's White House 87% Posted Jan 2017

TYT - Voter fraud found in Trump's White House

Comment: 25 days ago

FYI, if you don't have a car so you have no need for a driver's license, you can still get other forms of identification such as a state ID or military ID.

Make America smart again 87% Posted Jan 2017

Make America smart again

Comment: 25 days ago

He saud that "Stated Clearly" has reached 2.5 million people and is twice as effective as a 100 million dollar theme park.   

I think he is combining all the view on all his videos to get 2.5 million.  His highest view of all his videos is 1.47 million views.  A view does not equal a person.  He may have subscribers that watch more than one video so you cannot just add those view up to determine the number of unique people.  Besides, watching an animation is hardly the same experience you get going to a 100 million dollar exhibition. 

 

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment 87% Posted Jan 2017

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment

Comment: 25 days ago
They can charge whatever they want as long as it is the same price for everyone. He picked the VA because they currently pay the lowest. Makes sense to me and you might have problems if you think a President should strive for the highest price.
Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment 87% Posted Jan 2017

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment

Comment: 26 days ago

He wants to break down the borders for insurance companies.  Currently an insurance company is only allowed to insure people in one state.  To provide more competition, he will allow all companies to provide insurance in all states.

Today, everyone pays a different price for drugs which seems a bit unfair.  If you have insurance, you pay a reduced negotiated rate but if you pay cash, you pay the full price.  The Veterans Administration (VA) pays the lowest.  He wants to make a law the forces companies to charge the same amount for everyone and it would be the price they charge the VA.

These two changes alone could significantly decrease the costs of providing healthcare and insurance.

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment 87% Posted Jan 2017

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment

Comment: 26 days ago
That was started by Trump who was a private citizens at the time. But I agree that was in bad taste. For the record, I am not a fan of Trump. But he does have some good health care ideas.
Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment 87% Posted Jan 2017

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment

Comment: 26 days ago
Is only a problem if you are a Republican. The liberal don't seem to care if their fellow Democrats have ethic problems. Seems they are trying to find any possible route to get rid of their elected President so this is just their latest attack.
Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment 87% Posted Jan 2017

Why Donald Trump is liable for impeachment

Comment: 26 days ago

Let me analyze this for myself to see if he is in violation.  Here is the clause:

"No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."

The part they are saying is in violation is: "accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."

If you invest in a foreign country and receive profits as income, is it:
1. A present? -- No.  It's not a gift that you receive money from your investments.
2. An Emolument?  Defined, that is, "a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office" -- No.  It is investment income not a salary.  He is not employed there nor is holding any office.
3. Office or Title of any kind?  Nope.  

To show even further that it is not in violation, that clause specifically states you cannot receive it from a King, Prince, or foreign state.  A business does not fit any of those.

Now for the funny part.  When Hillary was secretary of state, her foundation received donations from 7 foreign governments.  "Some of the donations came from countries with complicated diplomatic, military and financial relationships with the U.S. government, including Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. Other nations that donated included Australia, Norway and the Dominican Republic."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/foreign-governments-gave-millions-to-foundation-while-clinton-was-at-state-dept/2015/02/25/31937c1e-bc3f-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html

Elizabeth Warren exposes Andrew Puzder, Trump's pick for labor secretary 87% Posted Jan 2017

Elizabeth Warren exposes Andrew Puzder, Trump's pick for labor secretary

Comment: 26 days ago

This is just a stall tactic by Warren but it will not work.  The Senate is controlled by the republicans so everyone nominated will be confirmed regardless of what Warren says.

What does Noam Chomsky think of Donald Trump? 88% Posted Jan 2017

What does Noam Chomsky think of Donald Trump?

Comment: 27 days ago

This same video was already posted on Boreme in November.  It's old now.

http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=46821

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