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Helping a sloth cross the road 88% Posted May 2019

Helping a sloth cross the road

Comment: 2 days ago

Later, his wife asked how he got up the tree and the sloth replied, "I don't know - it all happened so fast"

How humans will become immortal by 2090 86% Posted May 2019

How humans will become immortal by 2090

Comment: 2 days ago

"The well-known Shakespeare"?

Dear Lord!

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep? 86% Posted May 2019

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep?

Comment: 8 days ago

OK, do it by GPS

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep? 86% Posted May 2019

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep?

Comment: 8 days ago

OK, if you want people to pay more if they drive more then you have to collect their mileage somehow.

A clunky system would be: every year you drive to a registration point, someone looks at your mileometer and tells you how much to pay.

If it's not already happening, it would be easy to set up an annual "ping" from your car's computer to the registration office which tells the system what your mileage is.

Other systems: ANPR operates on a lot of roads in the UK, but you may not have the same infrastructure in your country (and people would work out routes to avoid the ANPR cameras).

Or set up GPS accounts that track mileage and bill the owner.

If you don't like "Big Brother" watching you then it has to be a flat rate tax independent of mileage.

 

 

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep? 86% Posted May 2019

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep?

Comment: 8 days ago

I thought you were supposed to be a "tree hugger"?

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep? 86% Posted May 2019

How should electric car owners pay towards road upkeep?

Comment: 8 days ago

Umm - radical thought here. How about something like a "road tax" that you have to pay every year in order to drive a car on the public roads?

You could vary the charge depending on emissions and with a bit of application you could probably even charge depending on the mileage.

You could even give the tax a different name: I know it's not quite as snappy but let's float calling it something like "vehicle excise duty"

RoF | Trump family sue Deutsche Bank to stop release of financial records 87% Posted May 2019

RoF | Trump family sue Deutsche Bank to stop release of financial records

Comment: 19 days ago

Do you believe that you can't have rights without obligations?

How car dealerships rip you off 87% Posted May 2019

How car dealerships rip you off

Comment: 19 days ago

No, I'd be curious and Cary would go quiet

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google 87% Posted Apr 2019

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google

Comment: 21 days ago

Well, who knew, eh? You live and learn.

Don't worry - you haven't hurt my feelings and thanks for the "heads up" on the meanings of "Bob" - though I'm slightly worried now about everything I write.

I mean, for all I know "heads up" is something libertarians do to each other in the privacy of their Florida condos.

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google 87% Posted Apr 2019

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google

Comment: 22 days ago

That's fine, Cary - but surely you remember when it changed?

Anyway, more importantly I'm curious what sexual undertones you see in my name. I'm worried about going to the states, telling people my name and they think I engage in some weird Libertarian sexual activities.

How advertising rewires kids' brains 86% Posted Apr 2019

How advertising rewires kids' brains

Comment: 23 days ago

Well that just goes to show how inconsistent governments can be.

But do you think it's OK for a 5 year-old to carry a loaded weapon around town? Or if there's a law against that is that "nanny state" as well?

How advertising rewires kids' brains 86% Posted Apr 2019

How advertising rewires kids' brains

Comment: 23 days ago

We generally accept it's not OK for young kids to drink alcohol, smoke or gamble. We probably accept it's not good for adults either, but accept that grown-ups can make their own choices - so we restruct those activities until kids are old enough to make up their own minds.

So why not chuck in junk food and advertising into the same pot?

Or are you advocating alocohol, smoking and gambling at any age?

How advertising rewires kids' brains 86% Posted Apr 2019

How advertising rewires kids' brains

Comment: 23 days ago

Why not just restrict this content for kids?

Seth Meyers | Trump continues to resist releasing his tax returns 94% Posted Apr 2019

Seth Meyers | Trump continues to resist releasing his tax returns

Comment: 23 days ago

If this reaches the Supreme Court, we can predict their opinions because they are political apppointees.

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google 87% Posted Apr 2019

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google

Comment: 23 days ago

Don't blame the messenger with your cod psychology: I'm just seeking clarification.

Cary posted, "Why don’t you tell us what you do when you see that the local shop has a significant increase in the price compared to an online retailer?  Do you just buy it from the online site, do you try to negotiate the price with the local shop, or do you just bend over and take it in the ass and pay the high price?"

I'm just curious what makes an avowed libertarian equate paying a fair price with anal sex - but while that may have been a premature ejaculation on Cary's part, given his self-alleged multiple specialities he's been oddly unforthcoming.

You state, "I now recognize strong sexual undertones in the name." I'm sorry I'm a complete unsophisticate in these matters. Please explain the sexual undertones in the name "Bob", "TheBob", "Bob the Builder."

I see no undertones myself and I'm wondering if you refer to some unique sexual activities practised by Floridan Libertarians with multiple specialities?

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google 87% Posted Apr 2019

Noam Chomsky | Serious things to say about Facebook and Google

Comment: 23 days ago

Yes, but what qualifies Chomsky (a linguist) to tell us about social media?

Oh, wait a minute, here's an answer from the great man himself: https://www.quora.com/If-somebody-is-a-professor-in-linguistics-how-does-this-make-him-an-authority-in-politics

Yes, but he's citing himself as an authority. What we really need on Boreme is a multi-specialist whose world-view encompasses comparing things to sexual acts (for example paying a fair price = anal sex).

If only there were someone who could explain why Chomsky's arguments were like fellatio, or why the Tea Party is like tea-bagging...

The Rational National | Joe Biden announces 2020 run 86% Posted Apr 2019

The Rational National | Joe Biden announces 2020 run

Comment: 26 days ago

...and his bottom line, presumably

Rolling Stone | The first time with Greta Thunberg 94% Posted Apr 2019

Rolling Stone | The first time with Greta Thunberg

Comment: 26 days ago

"I can understand that concept for Shindler's [sic] List because they intended for the film to look like it's from the 1940s but not in any modern film."

Well that's an indication you could benefit from broadening your understanding.

But what we really want to know...

How sea level rise will affect coastal cities 87% Posted Apr 2019

How sea level rise will affect coastal cities

Comment: 26 days ago

Does the rest of the USA benefit from New York?

How about - Wall St makes lots of money and pays taxes to the Federal Government. The Federal Government pays for things that are outside New York that benefit other US citizens.

After all, this is how insurance works: you all pay a little into a pot that can be used by anyone who needs it?

Is dodging taxes and civic responsibilities like anal sex as well? Or is that just paying a fair price for something? You can't just leave us hanging - you have to explain more.

The Rational National | Joe Biden announces 2020 run 86% Posted Apr 2019

The Rational National | Joe Biden announces 2020 run

Comment: 26 days ago

Is that because she realises the USA didn't actually win the Viet Nam war?

Anyway, stop ducking out of the question why you equate paying a fair price with anal sex. Come on, Cary, seriously it's the best topic you've raised here.

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