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f2r2d0012 5 points

Libertarian Socialism is stateless socialism. American libertarianism is either minarchism or classical liberalism.LibSoc and anarcho-communism are left economically. Anarcho-capitalism is right economically. Both left or right anarchism rejects statism.

Mactain_ 1 point

Okay but this doesn't really clear anything up. I understand all of these concepts, but how does it translate into policy? How can one be left economically but be against statism? How are socialist economics enforced/enacted without a state? Are you suggesting corporations enforce socialism instead of the state? Because that has a whole separate set of issues. I just don't understand how a libertarian socialist would function, how it would work.

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CoolHandLukeZ 71 points

The kid in black walking by at the 10 second mark is holding a chicken. I am not sure why he is...but he is.

Mactain_ 14 points

That one protester seemed so confused, she kept asking "why does he have a chicken" while her friend is freaking out

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Fluffcake -8 points

They won't do any of those things. Machines don't learn, they just optimize on an algorithm that match desired output to desired input with a mountain of math and whatever data you provide it. And they suck at anything remotely complicated with analogue data, because for the math to be computable the digital version of the data must be so downsampled that there is a non-zero chance you get an apple classified as a nuclear warhead, and they are incapable of producing outputs you didn't define. Conscious murder-robots via machine learning is a dead end.

Mactain_ 5 points

Machines don't learn, they just optimize on an algorithm that match desired output to desired input with a mountain of math and whatever data you provide it.

What you just described is how the human brain works, it's just far more advanced than the current level of machine learning.

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vulpix989 82 points

saying something like cool is fine, but also make it clear that you don’t dislike them any less because of it. personally i get upset when i mention my boyfriend in passing and people say something like “whoa, wait, you’re gay?” honestly, just avoid patronizing them and making it seem like you’re surprised. it takes a lot of courage to come out and being shot down with a joke really doesn’t help

Mactain_ 72 points

make it clear that you don’t dislike them any less because of it.

I dislike everyone equally: gay, straight, white, black. I fucking hate everyone, equally tho, that's what matters.

Mactain_ commented on a post in r/FortNiteBR
Mactain_ 1 point

You think devs are treating fortnite badly? Check out what EA did to Battlefront 2, that "pride and accomplishment" game from a while ago. Yes, it still exists, yes, the most active member of it's "live service" development team is the pizza guy.

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hideunderthedesk 0 points

Please show me a peer-reviewed multi-variate study that shows this.

Mactain_ 1 point

U/fookhar doesn't have to, they're just claiming that your claim is wrong, burden of proof is on you, not them

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Assassin739 -11 points

So make a clear line. Allow all speech, but punish by fine/prison/something what is classified as hate speech. I'm not a lawmaker but it could be for example anything that attacks people on the basis of things they had no part in doing, e.g. skin, sex.

Mactain_ 9 points

But...he just explained it to you. You can't make a clear line, the idea of a "clear line" is illogical. how do you "classify" hate speech? I don't feel like getting into the issue, but if you really think about it, you'll see that its impossible to draw such a clear line. Just try.

Mactain_ commented on a post in r/socialism
Mactain_ 12 points

Hey r/socialism,

I'm one of those libertarian pigs you hate so much, but on this, we can definitely agree. A bill like this is ridiculous, and definitely intrusive of these children's privacy, and overall a restriction of trans rights. I know it's rare that libertarians and socialists can agree on something, so I thought I would share my view. Hopefully, if this bill is so unreasonable that we can both agree on it's unreasonability, enough people will fight it to get it struck down.

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Keyword_Non_Two -39 points

Socialists don't work.

Except they do, far more than the leeches in the capitalist class.

It prolonged the Great Depression

A common myth, but still a myth.

But capital is a multiplier of that value

Nope.

it takes risk to acquire capital

LOL no

Bureaucracies don't, face no accountability, and face no competition.

Corporations face no accountability. Democratic governments do. That's why the US government almost always outperforms the private sector in every single arena where they compete. :)

The free shit guy won several terms in a row?

Yep, the guy who brought unprecedented prosperity and success to the people of the nation won four terms in a row.

it was antifa that scared me

Awww, poor baby! So scared of the radical left that has killed less than a dozen people over the past three decades - rather than the far right extremists who the FBI and DHS have both recognized as the most significant terrorist threat facing the United States.

Calling people Nazis because they disagree with you

What should we call people who wave Nazi flags, shout Nazi slogans, and espouses Nazi ideals?

Mactain_ 5 points

the US government almost always outperforms the private sector in every single arena where they compete. :)

I...I...what? Can... can you provide a single example? Seriously? Just one? I'm legitimately at a loss for words.

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Remember: The Royal Wedding cost £32 million, nearly all on security. Last year 71 people burned to death in the Grenfell fire in London, UK because Tory govt refused to spend £5,000 on fireproof cladding and £200,000 on a sprinkler system.
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