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    Basically, if a large portion of people are not working and we don't want them living in poverty, then we either need to give people enough money to stay out of trouble, or we need to give them enough amenities that they don't have to pay for.
    Yeah that's fair. There really aren't a lot of options for managing a program like this. It's either centralize control or minimal control. Given the examples history has for us when governments control access and prices of goods (USSR a bit more in the distant past, Cuba and Venezuela being more current examples), I think we're way better off if the government is just cutting a check sight unseen, and following up with a small fraud department ensuring that dead people aren't still collecting.
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    If there's too many people, how long until it's "suggested," that you don't bother having children?
    At least, not everybody.

    Meh, we're nowhere close to ready for anything like this. I think that it will be one bloody paradigm shift because it can't be stopped.

    Automation, I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss View Post
    Just watched the David Letterman interview show on Netflix with Obama...... My God, how far we've fallen in leadership.

    Must watch TV... Dave is still so good
    Quote Originally Posted by JackBurton View Post
    Yeah, Dave is great. Terrific show.
    It is so sad they went from Obama to a racist like Trump. What a monumental step down and a statement on Americans.
    Excellent show.

    There's certainly a drop in charisma and articulation in the White House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedsblue&white View Post
    If there's too many people, how long until it's "suggested," that you don't bother having children?
    At least, not everybody.
    Yeah, some funny social engineering is going to become mainstream thought in our lifetimes. Hard to say what exactly, but there's going to be some stuff that we would consider loony today, book it.

    Meh, we're nowhere close to ready for anything like this. I think that it will be one bloody paradigm shift because it can't be stopped.

    Automation, I mean.
    Yeah, we're nowhere close. But we haven't to deal with persistent double digit unemployment rates yet. They're coming though. Probably when the events happen that touched off the conversation. The marriage of advanced automated driving software with electric vehicle platforms.
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    Excellent show.

    There's certainly a drop in charisma and articulation in the White House.
    Watching it right now and I am really enjoying it.
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    Excellent show.

    There's certainly a drop in charisma and articulation in the White House.
    Whatever. It's been terrific, the best, vocabulary like the world has never seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habsy View Post
    Whatever. It's been terrific, the best, vocabulary like the world has never seen.
    He does have the best words...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindzEye View Post
    Yeah, some funny social engineering is going to become mainstream thought in our lifetimes. Hard to say what exactly, but there's going to be some stuff that we would consider loony today, book it.



    Yeah, we're nowhere close. But we haven't to deal with persistent double digit unemployment rates yet. They're coming though. Probably when the events happen that touched off the conversation. The marriage of advanced automated driving software with electric vehicle platforms.
    I'm not against social engineering, but then I have this fantasy where people realize what's good for the planet, and themselves, and act accordingly.

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    So this happened on the front of a Trump hotel

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    That doesn't look real. Looks digital.

    Funny though.
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    it's real. just light shone on the hotel.
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    Before this week, if you googled "trump" and "shithole", you would be given hundreds of negative reviews for hotels bearing his name. Now those have been pushed way back as responses to his comments flood the results. Trump is like a SEO genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeke View Post
    it's real. just light shone on the hotel.
    Yeah, found an article on it. Instant classic, modern day tagging.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp
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    Quote Originally Posted by CH1 View Post
    Before this week, if you googled "trump" and "shithole", you would be given hundreds of negative reviews for hotels bearing his name. Now those have been pushed way back as responses to his comments flood the results. Trump is, like, a SEO genius.
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    A stable SEO genius
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    No, No. I am not a racist," Trump told reporters who asked for his response to those who think he is a racist. "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you."
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    Not sure if you're making that up or not. How sad is that?

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    It's incredibly sad. Worse is that a huge chunk of the country continues to fall for it. It's his answer to every criticism. No, I'm not (insert criticism here), I'm the least/most/best (whatever) in all of human history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindzEye View Post
    It's incredibly sad. Worse is that a huge chunk of the country continues to fall for it. It's his answer to every criticism. No, I'm not (insert criticism here), I'm the least/most/best (whatever) in all of human history.
    I think you have this one wrong.

    How many people agree with him that Africa is a shithole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altair View Post
    I think you have this one wrong.
    You think I have lots of stuff wrong that you turn out to be misinformed on. So I'm used to this.

    How many people agree with him that Africa is a shithole?
    How many who agree with him have ever been there to know? It's kind of a big place.

    Don't get me wrong, there are tons of places with crippling poverty, but there's a lot of places that life is as modern as it is in the US



    Cape Town for example.

    Cape Town or Detroit? Where would you pick to live?
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