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  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    I think I'll just go ahead and remove Snapzu and Hubski from my Firefox now.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    You're arguing that if workers get $4 more so that they get $10, then business owners deserve $4 to get $19. That's not how this works.

    Yeah, that's not how that works, but that is how being objective would work. If everyone deserves more because they're human beings, then they all deserve equally more (regardless of whether they're the employer or the employed)

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    That's right, but nitpicky. AFAIK, the biggest difference between a "narcissist" and a plain psychopath is that the Narc craves "narcissistic supply" (~attention, mostly).

  • 3 years ago
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  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Narcissists are psychopaths.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Interesting. Apparently they don't see Bitcoin as a threat anymore.

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    In reality, you don't get to be a top-ranking politician without being an intelligent psychopath. (Or maybe in Bush's case, from a powerful family)

    But you're right about them being clowns, in the sense that they're putting on a political circus to keep us thinking we have a say in something, and to keep us distracted by bickering about pointless bullshit like gays in the military etc, and of course the "clowns" themselves.

    A hundred years from now, assuming humanity won, people will be amazed by the sheer insanity of the world we live in now.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Um.. I wasn't being serious.

    I was just trying to illustrate why the idea of workers "deserving" more because they're human beings makes no sense.

    But in general, we all want as much as possible for as little as possible. That includes employees and employers alike. That's why people and businesses get paid whatever they can get someone to voluntarily pay for their goods and services.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Those human beings deserve the same basic rights as the people working for them.

    Exactly! So the business-owner-human-beings Deserve to get paid much more than now, and therefore you have to pay double-price for their goods and services. That's fair and just.

    Note that I don't actually believe that. I'm just trying to illustrate why the idea of workers "deserving" more because they're human beings makes no sense.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    OK, so if employers have to pay you more because you're a human being, then I guess you'll have to pay more for goods and services because businesses are run by human beings too, and they Deserve more money than they get now too?

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    It's a good thing governments use our money so delightfully wisely and efficiently otherwise!

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    This is so spot on! The argument shouldn't be that others don't deserve a living wage; it should be that you deserve one too.

    Saying "everyone deserves a living wage" is not an argument. It's an assertion. The question remains: Why would everyone deserve a living wage?

    There are other questions that would need to be answered too, such as: "What's a living wage anyway?", "What about the financial viability of paying everything twice the current minimum wage?" or "What about all the jobs that don't get created because some people are just not worth $15/h?"

    The business owners act according to their incentives too: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/06/mcdon...ounces-its-answer-to-15-an-hour-minimum-wage/

    The idea that we all "deserve" a "living wage" is comforting to people who are insecure about their ability to provide for themselves.

    But what does it mean to deserve a certain salary and how can you determine how much it should be?

    For example, how much did Steve Jobs deserve to be paid, for creating countless jobs all over the world and enabling countless business enterprises based on Apple's ecosystem of products and software? Did he get what he deserved? Who's to say?

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Try this award-winning shit-swill: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Pipers

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    You're smelling a bit trollish now so I'll just move on.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    "medium of exchange" ~ "currency" ~ "money"

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    True, I haven't tried it. For reference, have you tried Macallan 18yro sherry cask version?

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    I think you fail to understand the whole subjective thing.

    Nope.. there's this thing called "good taste" :P

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    But it was used as a medium of exchange for ages already. So clearly it's not.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    And to support your argument you link to a propaganda site. Thank you for your contribution, but I have no interest in arguing your religious beliefs.

    Another load of bullshit. It's not a propaganda site just because you declare it one. Surely you must understand that much, at least?

    Look, you can actually check if the US has super high corporate taxes or not. I haven't checked, but I'm willing to take the article's word for it. I have read that they actually do tax worldwide profits too, which is just fucking insane, and onerous. The US has shitloads of regulations too.

    Considering that kind of stuff was what the article brought up as the reasons for why companies are leaving the US, it's obvious that it's not a propaganda article, but one that describes reality instead. In other words, you, Sir, are either full of shit or a complete idiot.

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    I'm actually not ignoring anything. You might be ignoring that if customers aren't willing to pay higher prices, then businesses can't just double the lowest-paid employees salaries either. It's not that complicated.

    You might want to argue that the execs or owners should just take lower salaries to compensate for the higher costs of paying higher low level salaries, but that's not your decision. Here in the real world, they will just do whatever they see fit. If the business owner wants to take out as much money as he possibly can, it's his prerogative, because he actually owns the company. He started it and worked really fucking hard to make it successful.. and so on.

    Note that even a filthy rich company owner is actually giving people jobs and livelihoods with them. How many people have you employed lately?

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Try some Finnish whiskey[1] and then try some Lagavulin 16 years old, and see if you still stand by that claim.

    (Source: I am Finnish)

    [1] Choose the best Finnish whiskey in existence, for a fairer comparison. It will still suck ass compared to Lagavulin.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    So how are guns related to what makes a whiskey good, or to why you should stick to Makers 46?

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    You could then try to enforce price locks, and not allow them to lay people off. Good luck, they'll go to another country. They have so many options that the average person doesn't have for skirting around the rules its baffling.

    That sounds like you'd actually prefer a tyrannical Command Economy? .. The Soviet Union is out of business already, but you could still visit Venezuela and see how well it's working out for them.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment shiranaihito

    Companies would flee our shores? These are the sort of myths that continue to block progress.

    Myths? What a load of bullshit.

    http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/10/seeking-lower-taxes-companies-flee-the-u-s/

    The corporate tax raises $250 billion per year, or 1.5% of GDP, which is one of the lowest tax revenues in the world. And, the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. If that’s not enough, compliance costs are huge and the corporate tax is a job killer.

    U.S. corporate taxes also apply to world profits, not just profits earned in the U.S., which makes an inversion cost-effective for an American company operating abroad. Anyone who is watching these inversions happen and still believes that tax rates don’t matter is living in a parallel universe.

    Tell me, who wants to work when 100% of his income is taken away and he's an outright slave? That's right, no one. Now tell me, who wants to have 50% of his income taken away? That's right. NO ONE. We pay taxes because otherwise we go to jail. (Want to help The Poor®? -You could do that voluntarily too!)

    Now if you can choose between having ~40% of your profits taken away, and wasting lots of money on "compliance" and having say, ~15% of your profits taken away and not having to deal with bullshit regulations.. which option would any sane person choose?

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