terror tax

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“Went to a little country gas and tire station to get my tires rotated. Best prices on new tires anywhere in the county, but he doesn’t stock many, so there is a wait period of a day or two for ordering sometimes.

Old guy is super nice but not very educated. Kinda like my Dad in that he mis-pronounces words a lot.

When I asked him if tire prices had come down any, due to the drop in fuel costs, he said; “not much, if any, and all imported tires have gone up because of a “terror tax”. I didn’t try to correct his speaking, but I knew he was talking about an import tariff.

How apropos in this day and age that he said it that way…a tariff is now a “terror tax”. Of course he just didn’t know how to spell, or pronounce “tariff”, but I found it funny just the same.

And btw, the new ‘terror tax’, has run the cost of a new imported tire, up, by an average of ten dollars. In some cases, this makes the cost of some series of top brand, quality tires, made in USA, to be about the same as less quality imports.

It pays to shop around.”

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KILL ALL WORKERS!

i aint a luddite but is this progress? if it ushers in a new era of leisure then ok. if it ushers in a new era of have and have not, why bother?

“Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.

The Boston Consulting Group predicts that investment in industrial robots will grow 10 percent a year in the world’s 25-biggest export nations through 2025, up from 2 percent to 3 percent a year now. The investment will pay off in lower costs and increased efficiency.

Robots will cut labor costs by 33 percent in South Korea, 25 percent in Japan, 24 percent in Canada and 22 percent in the United States and Taiwan. Only 10 percent of jobs that can be automated have already been taken by robots. By 2025, the machines will have more than 23 percent, Boston Consulting forecasts.”

http://phys.org/news/2015-02-robots-human-factory-workers-faster.html

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ROBOTS KILL WORKERS!

Feb 11, 6:24 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine fabric manufacturing company faces more than $100,000 in federal fines for safety violations including the use of robots that could harm workers.

http://bit.ly/19at2WC

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bill gates, king of the monkeys, has warned us. yesh, sure, now the goobermint will fine companies for unsafe robots but in the near future companies will kill workers with robots FOR PROFIT! you are a useless eater, meat bag.

anti corp

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“To corporations we are either bags of meat to be exploited for labor and cast aside the instant we’re no longer needed, or bags of meat that happen to have money, to be sold shitty products. The end.”

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space time naughty bits

“space does not exist below a certain minimum length, and time does not exist below a certain minimum time interval,” explained Ali, who, along with Faizal and Majumder, authored a paper on this topic that was published last month. “So, all objects existing in space and occurring at a time do not exist below that length and time interval [which are associated with the Planck scale].”

“…in regions smaller than 1.6 x 10-35 m and at times shorter than 5.4 x 10-44 sec… the Universe as we know it simply does not exist.”

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http://phys.org/news/2015-02-space-time-theory-black-hole-conundrum.html

the fart of compromise

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“What has become evident since Republican victories in Novembers midterm elections is that they don’t just have a problem compromising with Democrats, they can’t even compromise with each other. The Republicans have no plausible role in leadership and their permanent ideological mindset is not to produce workable ideas but to resist them.

With control of the House and the Senate, they were suppose to work together to produce legislation that would be somewhat supported by Democrats and benefit all Americans, but they cannot agree amongst themselves and simply implode under the weight of their own obstinacy. Their running out of people to blame for not compromising with them and now their blaming each other. Between Boehner and McConnell, nothing will ever come to a compromise and it will be the Dem’s turn to filibuster everything and we’ll have four more years of a do nothing Congress.”

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we’re boned

rammed up the arse real good, like.

bill gates, the monkey king sez so:

“There will be more progress in the next 30 years than ever,” Gates wrote. “Even in the next 10 problems like vision and speech understanding and translation will be very good. Mechanical robot tasks like picking fruit or moving a hospital patient will be solved. Once computers/robots get to a level of capability where seeing and moving is easy for them then they will be used very extensively.”

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2876893/in-a-reddit-ama-bill-gates-intriguingly-refers-to-work-on-a-digital-personal-agent.html

the 1% aint gonna need you or me. NOT EVEN FOR SEX SLAVES! yesh…they will have robots better than you.