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  • On Sun, 4 Oct 2015, 2:07pm PDT in This is the best time in history, Dan8267 said:

    Mostly good, but a few mistakes. The big one is about democracies. There are currently zero in the world and there hasn't been one since the ancient city-state of Rome.

    Republics are not democracies. Nor are they a substitute for democracies. They are an antithetical and competing form of government. Getting terms right is important. A cow and an airplane might be similar in that they both can move, but there are more important differences and so calling cows and airplanes both cows is wrong, confusing, and counter-productive, no matter how well-liked the "cow" brand is.

    Not a cow.

  • On Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 8:02pm PDT in A sin tax to curb excessive trading would probably work, Dan8267 said:

    Just set the capital gains tax to be
    R = 1 - 0.01M
    where M is the number of months the commodity is held.

    It would end microtrading, speculation, and bubbles while encouraging long-term investment.

  • On Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 11:59am PDT in God's roflhao, Dan8267 said:

    Blount County, Tennesseeis set to hear a most important resolution this coming Monday. It is a resolution asking God to not destroy the county in his upcoming wrath, as a reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling permitting same-sex marriage.

    If god had any mercy for them, they wouldn't be living in Tennessee in the first place.

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