Human beings are terribly easily talked into following the most absurd and dangerous path for no better reason than that everyone else is doing it. . . . [Many examples illustrate] how easily we can be rendered obedient to the current fashion for no better reason than that it is the current fashion.
[T]here was morality before the Church; trade before the state; exchange before money; social contracts before Hobbes; welfare before the rights of man; culture before Babylon; society before Greece; self-interest before Adam Smith; and greed before capitalism. These things have been expressions of human nature since deep in the hunter-gatherer Pleistocene.
— Matt Ridley, The Origins of Virtue
Gotta finish the candy & soda tax discussion. Whoever said technology makes our lives easier should be taken out and shot.
The purpose of the tax code is to manipulate behaviour. Okay, wait – if only poor people buy candy and soda then how poor can they be? If they have money for candy and soda they aren’t very poor. What if the poor stop being poor? If they didn’t spend so much money on candy and soda they would have more money for other things. This has nothing to do with income, this has to do with priority.
Do people eat junk food because they are poor, or are people poor because they eat junk food?
“The tax wouldn’t be so bad in and of itself.” Then what the fuck is he whining about?
California raises tuition costs.
CSU police department is searching for alleged toucher. Yes, a man touched a woman – yes, he was a black man (of course) – and the police are now looking for him. Touching people is a criminal act on college campuses. If anyone is in danger it’s him. Touching a female college student is a good way to get a venereal disease.
Free wi-fi provider is fined because someone used the public wi-fi to download copyrighted material. This is coming to a coffee shop near you soon.
Hey old people, the dinosaur days are over with. Once something has been digitally stored/reproduced it’s out of your hands. Deal with it.
Prediction: Open public access wi-fi will go away. Within 10 years you will have to log on to the internet from any location at all with a unique user name so the government can track your actions.
CSU hurricane prediction team only missed by one hurricane this year. This year only 9 hurricanes formed and none of them hit land, yet the global warming nuts think that global warming is going to cause more hurricanes. So what happened? But remember, global warming doesn’t mean it’s going to be warmer. It might be colder. I’ve said this same thing so many times over and over and over until I’m blue in the face. No matter what the weather does, it’s global warming. This is a religion.
Saddam TV. Why not, we have Obama TV.
If you don’t want to pay more taxes then you hate doctors. More liberal logic. There is no correlation between how much money goes “into” a college and the quality of the education of the students at that school. You selfish people think that students should pay for their own schooling. How dare you. Those students can’t afford their own education. They have to buy booze, and ipods, and iphones, and t-shirts. If students have money to go out and get drunk then they have money to pay for their own education.
Then my computer decides to act stupid.
Sprint provides customer’s GPS data to the police. I know many of you think that I’m making this up when I say your physical location can be tracked thru your cell phone. But hey, don’t believe anything I say. I’m just a nut job. Sprint has filled over 8 million requests from police for customer GPS data. Don’t worry – odds are that you aren’t one of them.
I’m distracted by hotties.
Canadians. Go fucking back to where you came from. Get the fuck out of my country. I use to like Canadians, but I’ve just fucking had it with your fucking asses. Get out of here and stop fucking up our country.
Courts have ruled that the police do not need a warrant in order to request information about your location via cell phone tracking. What happened to all those people who were so upset that W. Bush was spying on them? In fact the police can simply go to a website maintained by Sprint and get your physical location any time they want to.