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Re: Nutrition
« Reply #120 on: July 05, 2017, 04:40:28 pm »

Everything you said about the U.S. is far more complicated than you claim (even the part about distrusting government), and even if it were all 100% true cut and dry, it would not be evidence that your country is going to stay benevolent forever. Power corrupts, leaders change, that sort of thing.

Ehh... yeah. You just elected a narcissistic demagogue (real estate mogul) to be your president. He is the ultimate symbol of power corruption. That wouldn't work here. Government officials go to prison here for doing things like what he is doing. In your country, maybe they can do whatever they want. Here, government officials need to abide to the law. Especially high ranking government officials, like presidents.

Why don't you start putting rich people that cheat on their taxes into prison, instead of poor marijuana smokers? Because as you said, power corrupts, and exactly therefore it is necessary to be extremely strict with the most rich/powerful individuals in a society. You know, ideally, your government should work for you, not against you.
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Re: Nutrition
« Reply #121 on: July 05, 2017, 05:19:35 pm »


I step out for a day and just zap spammers… put off reading the Nutrition thread… and I have 4 new pages which do not look at all friendly.

I think one of the big recurring issues is here:

Julie says "The main point I'm getting at here is, for your system to work, it necessarily follows that the government, and probably several other individuals, can learn your entire life's purchase history."

which is not quite the same thing as

"You are proposing to have a massive surveillance state which will inevitably be leaky."

The first claim implies his proposal would fail OR do that.
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