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Luckless

Member Since 27 Aug 2003
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In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

22 August 2016 - 10:14 AM

Comparing banning of fast food to the banning of weapons "For health and safety" doesn't really feel like an apples-to-apples kind of comparison. I don't know about you, but I've never heard of someone dying due to a violent drive-by big-macing... I have however seen people harmed due to distracted drivers who were too busy trying to deal with their food to pay attention to actually driving. (Self driving cars and banning of human drivers on public roads really can't come soon enough.)

 

And there are a lot of people out there who want to establish social policies to make the overly unhealthy food more expensive while making healthier stuff easier to access. However long term self destructive life choices tend to be internal to the person making the choice with limited direct impact on others. Sure, there is a strain on health care services and such, but that in and of itself is an indirect impact on others. 


In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

21 August 2016 - 12:26 PM

However I'm not sure that a history of shady business dealings for ones on profit are really a great indicator of a leader society can trust.

 

Based on his business history the only thing I would trust Trump to do with regards to economic issues would be to twist things around for his own profit. 

 

In all the US had produced a stunningly bad crop of potential leaders this time around. 


In Topic: Would You Like Fires With That? (Business Logic)

16 August 2016 - 03:52 PM

"Its an extra offer" is a very awkward spot to stand on when customers look at your offer and say "Well why on earth wasn't that in the game I already paid for when I bought it in the first place?"

 

"Would you like fries with that?" works when you are selling burgers and fries. "Would you like a bun with your burger?" doesn't fly nearly as well when the customer expected that something like a bun would be included.


In Topic: Indevunite Site Launch

08 August 2016 - 12:57 PM

Here is a rather important question you'll have to answer: Why would I prefer to use and, more importantly, trust your site and services over trusting gd.net forums and Patreon? What actual benefit are you planning to bring to the table? What projects and clients are you launching with?

 

Because I can tell you that right now I'm sitting on a project that I may go with Patreon for funding with in the near future, but why should I jump through the hoop of getting your service setup, which I could instead go with the name that users get thrown at them in every other YouTube video these days?


In Topic: The Problem With Capitalism

04 August 2016 - 05:11 PM



 



those working in their companies may barely be able to afford food, rent, and clothing, let alone being able to afford things like vacations, travel, or reasonable retirement.

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You are making a bold assumption that a company can afford to do that.

Since every one likes to pick on McDonald's .... they employ 420,000 people. If they game everyone a $2 raise, that would equate to $1,260,000,000 in extra expenses every year.

Now let's throw in 'cheap' health care for another $1,890,000,000  .

If every one who worked McDonald's made $15 an hour that would be about $4,410,000,000 in extra expenses ( $9,450,000,000 for total employee wages ).

 

( I am assuming a 30 hour work week to get these numbers )

 

 

Congratulations, you've just reinforced how broken the entire concept of the current capitalist system is. "We can't possibly do that because our arbitrary number values don't easily align, so it is impossible to conceive of way that all these resources that already exist can be easily accessed in a more even manner with less stress and uncertainty for a huge portion of the population. Since I can't do the math on a napkin, I guess the entire concept is impossible and we should all give up."

 

It isn't a company that should be deciding that everyone deserves access to food, shelter, communication, education, medical care, transportation, and general amenities of life that make it actually worth living, it would be a society deciding that these things are important and as a whole should be worked toward.

 

There are many different avenues that we could take to achieve such goals, but before any of them have any hope of being considered we first need to break through the "communism is evil, they wants to take all my stuff, and they're all lazy" red scare mentality.


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