aidan

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aidan ,

Georgism isn't really anywhere near socialism. The only thing George recognized is that land ownership isn't a real market. Other than that his policies would lead to probably less regulation than in most modern "capitalist" countries.

aidan ,

Yeah no, just because a socialist philosopher said it doesn't make it true. Every economic system will eventually collapse for some reason, but the reasons for the collapse and the circumstances matter much more for predicting the future after the collapse than the system that collapsed. If you don't believe that look at the many ways societies changed when feudalism collapsed.

aidan ,

Couldn't I just say what you point to as a failure of capitalism is in no way a free market?

aidan ,

Except there is exactly that: socialism is where the working class owns the means of production.

No that's Marxism. Socialism existed before Marx. Generally socialism is understood to be some form of collective ownership(in a strict form) by a community or state, but that could take the form of worker control, complete democratic control, or what it is in a lot of cases which is technocratic beuracrat control. In a less strict form it could even include voluntary cooperation.

aidan ,

So the USSR was socialist? And so is North Korea? The state controls the means of production.

aidan ,

Yeah no, Marx's predictions were wrong. The most obvious one is he thought the workers revolutions would come from industrialized nations, that was completely wrong. But, with many of his other claims, those who support his ideology will twist any event happening to fit their narrative, just as a christian may twist any event into fulfilling a biblical prophecy.

aidan ,

I didn't say "which", I said "could". While what I said does include what you said, it also includes "collective ownership (in a strict form) by a community or state…which is technocratic beuracrat control"

aidan ,

Not Jews, a jew. People are individuals

aidan Mod ,

Ironically exactly the opposite was upvoted in regards to hamas. That just because a government did something bad, the people don't need to be punished- which I agree with.

aidan ,

"optimistic" just above was talking about how terrorists were shooting planes out of the sky killing people

aidan ,

That's what I said

aidan ,

I like old Bing more where it would just insult you and call you a liar

aidan ,

Or it stops them from repeating information they think may be untrue

Dont you think it is horrible how people put their political ideologies / viewpoints over human lives

Something that i find prettyd disgusting these days is how certain people put their political ideologies / viewpoints over human lives, for example, celebrating the russian invasion of ukraine because it is "a blow against US / NATO imperialism" completely ignoring all the warcrimes, the deaths, and the suffering generated by...

aidan ,

I mean, did wearing the shirt stop him from doing that?

aidan , (edited )

World War 2 is the most recent I can think of

Edit: Desert Storm

aidan ,

The issue is the popularity of tribalism. A lot of people see an attack on people they "identify" with as an attack on themselves.

aidan ,

Yet FDR is still idolized, including on here.

aidan ,

The goal of World War 2 was to expel an invading army from occupied countries. The goal of Desert Storm was the same. Desert Storm didn't overthrow Saddam, that was years later in the Iraq war

aidan ,

If that was truly the goal, then 85 million people died over which man is in charge, and nothing else.

I mean yes. What are you saying it was about?

aidan ,

Meh, I interpret it as someone buying a shirt, then just wearing it randomly whenever they grab it from their drawer

aidan ,

The pro is no calories. The problem is if I'm not chewing gum I'll chew my lip, or eat or drink something

aidan ,

Wrong, most gum in the US uses sugar alcohols

aidan ,

Yes, usually they're some sugar alcohol. Only traditional style chewing gums will use sugar.

aidan ,

Sweet gum is gross, minty gum is nice though

aidan ,

Sugar alcohol isn't digested by bacteria on your teeth, preventing cavity growth from it, but it's a laxative

aidan ,

No you have it all wrong, there are people who eat people who chew gum

aidan ,

My favorite part of that scene is that the background music is the tune of "Leaves From The Vine"

aidan ,

Did Manning allege torture?

aidan ,

Yeah, and any programmer knows how much important software is written by people with "only" a highschool diploma

aidan ,

That's not what I asked though.

aidan ,

They are, that's called people stopping buying their cars.

aidan ,

I wouldn't say the market is that terrible for cars, if you insist on only buying domestic new cars yea, but the used and import markets are massive.

A lot of Redditors hate the Reddit IPO | Reddit warned us that its users were a risk factor, and boy do they sound excited about shorting its stock. (www.theverge.com)

A lot of Redditors hate the Reddit IPO | Reddit warned us that its users were a risk factor, and boy do they sound excited about shorting its stock.::Reddit seems like a likely candidate for a meme stock. But the actual reaction suggests that r/WallStreetBets isn’t going to send the stock to the moon.

aidan ,

The idea is that institutional/wealthy investors are savvy enough to figure that out on their own.

No, the idea is that there are few enough owners that the owners communicate with the operators directly. If you owned 30% of a privately held company and the other owners lied about the financials to you that would still be a crime.

aidan ,

from a wealthy family office with nothing but a phone call (basically how most angel investments work).

Again, like I said, it's because it's assumed that they have a direct connection to you to ask about the company and make decisions.

Trump's lawyers seek to suspend $83M defamation verdict, citing 'strong probability' it won't stand (apnews.com)

Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York judge Friday to suspend an $83.3 million defamation verdict against the former president, saying there was a “strong probability” that it would be reduced on appeal, if not eliminated....

aidan ,

Doesn't defamation require damages? At this point how does Trump saying anything damage her more or less?

aidan ,

I doubt they're using SQL for a dataset. Unless they took the SQL from Reddit directly, in which case it would already be escaped.

aidan ,

Its not if statements anymore, now its just a random number generator + a lot of multiplication put through a sigmoid function. But yea, of course there is not intelligence to it. Its extreme calculus

aidan ,

I doubt its trained on podcasts, seeing as they would need subtitles, and current automated subtitling is not that good.

aidan Mod ,

Please only report rule breaking articles, if they are politically related and from a reputable source, they are essentially always allowed. Whether or not you like the motive of the poster.

aidan Mod ,

Okay, yeah if someone is breaking the rules, please always report it! Not just after a certain amount of times. But only if you think they're actually breaking the rules, and please say in the report which rule they're breaking

aidan ,

At least with the gorilla I'd feel safe sleeping after locking enough doors, can not say the same with the snakes.

aidan ,

No?

aidan ,

A lot of reasonable people define forced labor as slavery:

The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.

A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.

Forced labour, or unfree labour, is sometimes used to describe an individual who is forced to work against their own will, under threat of violence or other punishment. This may also include institutions not commonly classified as slavery, such as serfdom, conscription and penal labour. As slavery has been legally outlawed in all countries, forced labour in the present day (frequently referred to as "modern slavery") revolves around illegal control.

aidan ,

Forcing someone to do civil service is unfree labor, depriving you of freedom of action. Also, you can disagree without being rude.

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