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January 23 2010

Frage: Darf eine Gesellschaft nicht legitimerweise für ihre Leistungen Gegenleistungen vom Individuum verlangen? Antwort: Nein. Grund: Es steht niemandem frei, sich gegen die Gesellschaft und ihren Zwang zur Lohnarbeit zu entscheiden.
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Die Forderung nach Gegenleistungen läuft damit auf die schlichte Todesdrohung hinaus: Arbeite mit oder wir lassen dich verrecken.
sax royal » Roland Koch aus philosophischer Perspektive
Reposted fromhenteaser henteaser viaantifuchs antifuchs

August 10 2009

Day in the Life of Joe Republican

Joe gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised.

All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

Joe takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government subsidized ride to work; it saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees. You see, some liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day; he has a good job with excellent pay, medicals benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

Its noon time, Joe needs to make a Bank Deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten Mortgage and his below market federal student loan because some stupid liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his life-time.

Joe is home from work, he plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive to dads; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. He was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electric until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republican’s would still be sitting in the dark)

He is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to. After his visit with dad he gets back in his car for the ride home.

He turns on a radio talk show, the host’s keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. (He doesn’t tell Joe that his beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day) Joe agrees, “We don’t need those big government liberals ruining our lives; after all, I’m a self made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

~John Gray

August 08 2009

In the Illusion of Sex, two faces are perceived as male and female. However, both faces are actually versions of the same androgynous face. One face was created by increasing the contrast of the androgynous face, while the other face was created by decreasing the contrast. The face with more contrast is perceived as female, while the face with less contrast is perceived as male. The Illusion of Sex demonstrates that contrast is an important cue for perceiving the sex of a face, with greater contrast appearing feminine, and lesser contrast appearing masculine.
Reposted fromgendrrr gendrrr viafh fh

February 26 2009

Adding Value = Theft!

Roy Blount, president of the Authors’ Guild, writing in the New York Times, attempts to defend his groups assertion that the Amazon Kindle 2’s text-to-speech capability is cheating authors out of audio-book royalties:

“What the guild is asserting is that authors have a right to a fair share of the value that audio adds to Kindle 2’s version of books.”

And that assertion makes absolutely no sense. The creator of an item does not have a right to impose an arbitrary tax on anyone who adds value to the item. Otherwise we’d be open to all sorts of nonsensical scenarios, like:


The RIAA hits Apple with a lawsuit, claiming that the trippy visualizer component built into iTunes adds value to the music, and demands extra visual-performance royalties.


Movie studios take issue with the “up-scaling” feature built into current DVD players, which increases the resolution of the image to improve picture quality on HTDVs. They point out that the output resolution is comparable to Blu-Ray, making the consumers’ DVDs roughly twice as valuable, and demand the DVD manufacturers cut them a share of that.


The CEO of Exxon-Mobil asserts that his company has a right to a share of the extra value that the Prius adds to every gallon of gasoline. Prius owners are getting more mileage out of it, making the gas more valuable to them, so Toyota should be paying $1 a gallon in royalties to the oil companies.


International Paper Corp. demands a share of the extra value that book publishers are adding to the paper it produces by printing books out of it. “We sell them a ream of paper for a buck,” said a company spokesman, “and they put some ink on it and turn around and sell it as two hardback books for $25 each! All we’re asking for is our fair share, say 10% of that $24 markup.”


IPC’s gutsy move is being watched with interest by Universal Forest Products, which points out that its wood pulp is being used by paper manufactuers and resold at a higher price. It is seeking 10% of the “unconscionable, exploitative profit” that IPC and other paper companies make from the pulp they get from UFP.


In a hastily-arranged press conference, The Lorax—who speaks for the trees—demands massive overdue royalties from the forest products industry, the paper industry, book publishers, as well as Amazon and Apple. Analysts praise the bouncy meter and humorous rhyme scheme of the announcement…

Reposted fromsnej snej

August 28 2008

However, white people are fascinated by “the power of statistics” since the math has already been done for them.
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Reposted byandreaspizsa andreaspizsa

August 21 2008

Great minds think alike: offsetting Web 2.0! My idea: http://bit.ly/web2offsets; Now, CO2Stats from Y-Combinator: http://bit.ly/co2stats
Twitter / Mr Messina: Great minds think alike: of...
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August 20 2008

Ständig wird uns eingeredet, wir müssten den Gürtel enger schnallen. Doch selbst in schlechten Zeiten ist die Wirtschaft um ein, zwei Prozent gewachsen, der Reichtum der Gesellschaft steigt, nur können sich manche den Gürtel weiter machen als andere. Essen wir zusammen, teilen wir! Es ist genug für alle da.
— Buchinger verteilt großzügig die Kuchen, die er nicht bäckt, macht die Rechnung ohne den Wirten und bestellt schon mal die nächste Runde auf’s Haus. via derStandard.at
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August 10 2008

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Reposted byandreaspizsa andreaspizsa

August 02 2008

In Unternehmen verhalten sich Prinzipien (Gewinnmaximierung, Eigentum und Selbstbestimmung) und Vorstellungen (Innovation, Emanzipation und Globalität) nicht immer kompatibel zueinander.
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