MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 18:15:Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 17:15:
Right, because the last administration totally took care of the stockpile during his 2 terms. NOT.
And I agree, the current administration is making stupid decisions all around, as did the LAST one. Hence my lack of confidence overall, why give the government any more power than you have to. The big government you love one year may become the monster the next, so why give it great power over your life?
A functional, fair government is the only defense citizens have against for profit corporations. End of story.
I disagree that it's "big government" when it comes to dealing with things like global pandemics... what for profit corporation would you suggest we let profiteer off people dying? I don't think anybody loves the idea of government, it's just the least worst option available to human civilization. Time and time again, history proves to us that for profit solutions DO NOT WORK FOR ALL PROBLEMS. Unregulated businesses immediately cut corners in safety and pollution levels, world wide, let alone the US. The free market does not encourage benevolence or even honesty.
A strong, fair government, with an honest press constantly examining its work, can mix with regulated corporations and actually improve human life.
Of course the reality is our current government in the US(and many other countries) is full of complete pieces of shit, determined to destroy government and give everything to billionaires and their companies, and all attempts at honest media are combatted with organized propaganda, but that's a separate set of problems.
Everybody throwing their hands up in the air and saying "no government!" is childish and will just speed up the downward spiral to corporate kleptocracy. What do you think an average person can do even now, against any of these corporations? Sue them? Be reasonable. The only defense is working to repair the government we have, and getting corporate money out of politics in the future, as soon as possible. This will be diffcult, of course.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 14:31:Drath71 wrote on Apr 12, 2020, 11:32:
A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones
Yet more confirmation that the only thing our government needs as little control as possible over things.
If anything, this is an argument for more control over vital devices like this, not less. If only we had somebody in government who was good at making deals, he/she could have gotten the US a good price on these...
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 19:15:Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 18:59:He's on par w/this other fuckstick;
Wow, does Martin Shkreli have big balls... Shkreli’s plea from prison: Free me and I’ll cure COVID-19
Our current "president" has a ‘Financial Interest’ in the manufacturer of Hydroxychloroquine.
No one could have seen that one coming. /SARCASM
Kxmode wrote on Mar 16, 2020, 14:18:
This article provides great insight into why so many new outbreaks always seem to start in China.The Asian Flu in 1956 killed between one and four million people worldwide. SARS in 2002 infected 8,098 and killed 774 in seventeen counties. H7N9 emerged ten years later to strike at least 1,223 people and kill four out of every ten of them. Now, the milder, yet more infectious COVID-19 has sickened more than 70,000 across the globe, resulting in 1,771 deaths.
China should take a long hard look at how it handles outbreaks that originate in its country.
anonymous anonymous wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 22:41:Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 22:25:Lol if anyone is bothered by the Space Force logo and Trump. Just LOL!!!
Well Trump steals everything else so why not?
Kxmode wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 03:11:jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2020, 02:00:Kxmode wrote on Jan 23, 2020, 23:21:Holee Sheet! You just called out Burrito!
Linux and Mac have never been gaming platforms.
I am just saying. When people think "PC gaming," Linux and Mac don't pop in people's minds. I guess when people think PC anything, Linux doesn't typically register. PC gaming was and is always associated with Windows, and that's only possible because Microsoft made sure MS-DOS and Windows supported gaming from the beginning. John Carmack said about Jobs, "Several things over the years made me conclude that, at his core, Steve didn't think very highly of games." Steve always envisioned the Mac as an all-purpose learning and educational computer and built it for that purpose. Linus invented Linux for the DIY anything crowd, which is why Linux is an excellent OS for projects using small single-board computers. A Raspberry Pi powered the first arcade cabinet I ever built. Eventually, I switched to Windows because the applications I settled on were only available for Windows. Video one and two of the results.
I didn't state it in disrespectful terms — just a factual observation.
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2020, 00:45:Kosumo wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 21:53:Krodge wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 21:48:jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2020, 16:21:
While every Chinese company has to do what the government tells them, I haven't gotten the sense that Tencent is particularly beholden to or controlled by the CCP.
Aren't many of its founders, Its current upper management, And its current CEO literally registered members of the Chinese Communist Party?
I'd say being run by communist party members qualifies as being controlled buy the communist party.
And now I wonder if its ethical to still buy games from them.
The CCP is as bad if not worse than the Nazi party, And I know I wouldn't buy games from companies owned by registered Nazi party members even if they were just doing it for the financial connections.
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Classic stuff, keep it up.
Between the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese government is responsible for more deaths than the Nazis.