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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: more automation

Bob Nardelli made the mistake of thinking Home Depot employees with plumbing and electrical experience could be replaced by cheaper box-openers and shelf-stackers, and they finally kicked him out when the company cratered. Costco finds value in [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: more automation

You can't have a functioning democracy if most people are ignorant, and honestly the article sounds like an excuse to keep people ignorant so business leadership has a more compliant workforce.

Not really. I think the argument [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: more automation

Pipe-dream.

Perhaps, but then so is UBI. It's a bedtime story that some of the winners in our knowledge economy have started telling themselves so that they can feel better about the increasing barriers to success for people who [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 5:48 PM

Re: GoT 8/20/17

This alliance crap is insane. Kill Cersie, THEN show everyone a walker and take over the armies and head north.

Though not dwelt upon a lot in the show, presumably everyone in the Seven Kingdoms who isn't in the North (and maybe [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:33 PM

Re: more automation

Sure, some will do better. Some are doing better now. They are going back to school, getting other training, and mostly importantly relocating. But many will not. Many will be (for lack of a better term) "useless".

From [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 4:34 PM

Re: GoT 8/20/17

IMO, for TV the most satisfying beginning, middle and END has been Breaking Bad.

Yeah - as an episodic (and seasonal) medium, TV isn't built particularly well for ending stories. Doesn't really fit in with the business [more]

Mon Aug 21

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 6:10 PM

Re: GoT 8/20/17

In a strange way I'm almost glad the show has gone off of the rails a little because it makes me believe that it won't spoil the books too much. I just can't imagine GRRM making the decisions that the show writers have [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:42 PM

Re: I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

There were "awful" people on both sides.

Not really relevant to the specific failing of DJT that we're discussing. The problem lies in his willingness to characterize the march with the Neo-Nazis and white supremacists [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 10:30 AM

Re: GoT 8/20/17

Yup, stupid plan ended very badly. Uncle Benjin has been used as an ex machina twice now for the Starks north of the wall. I wonder if they really are done with him.

There was a whole lot of bad storytelling last night, but I'm [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:12 AM

Re: I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

It is political violence BY ANY GROUP which must be opposed.

As the most reasonable person on this board, day in and day out, it's sad to see you trying to make excuses for political violence .


I'm not making excuses [more]

Sat Aug 19

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:16 PM

Re: I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

In law, a partnership can be dissolved by any partner at anytime merely by calling for an accounting. Why wouldn't the same principle apply to a state leaving the Union other than Chase's opinion in White?

Because most legal [more]

Fri Aug 18

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 4:25 PM

Re: I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

Trump is absolutely correct to suggest that there is a moral equivalence between the racists on the right and left wing antifa types on the right. BOTH are promoting and using political violence to advance their agendas. Every time one side or the [more]

Thu Aug 17

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:23 PM

Re: Trump v Buchanan

So the question is if a majority of Southerners want to leave the union, what MORAL objection do I have.

Again, the same objection raised in the Texas v. White - you guys agreed to join the union, the agreement doesn't [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:31 PM

Re: Trump v Buchanan

You mean Buchanan was a failure because he didn't know the USSC stacked with unionists ruled that secession was unconstitutional ten years after the fact.

Not at all. I have no opinion about Buchanan - just articulating the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:43 PM

Re: Trump v Buchanan

You seem very frustrated that you can't come up with an argument, Constitutional or moral, for denying secession. Lincoln's famous "rope of sand" argument always has struck me as not being very compelling.

You might [more]

Wed Aug 16

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:19 PM

Re: Electric cars earn money

b) getting a much higher delta price, on average, for the whole year.

The trials were in Denmark, which has some of the highest electricity prices in the developed world:

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Tue Aug 15

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 12:53 PM

Re: GoT 8/13/17

3 dragons. So far, 2 possible riders. #3? Pretty soon I expect they'll be cuddling up to Tyrion too.

The Night King. One of the dragons goes down north of the Wall in an early skirmish, and is re-animated as zombie ice [more]

Mon Aug 14

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albaby1 posted to the Television Banter board. 5:29 PM

The Good Place

DW and I just binged through The Good Place, and it was absolutely delightful. If you haven't heard of it, it's high-concept comedy about a woman who finds herself in the afterlife - the titular "Good Place" - but soon [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 9:42 AM

Re: GoT 8/13/17

The people of Westeros, especially the North, would support him over her, and quite possibly over Cersei.

Speaking of which...after last night's episode, what does the show really think of Dany?

Objectively, she's a [more]

Wed Aug 9

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 6:20 PM

Re: Burden of Proof

We have a situation where there is significant but not conclusive evidence for catastrophic consequences. So what should we do? Is it business as usual until we know with certainty whether a catastrophe will occur? Or do we make sacrifices now to [more]

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