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Being Alone, Anna, and Apparently: CNN @CNN CAN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY jaküb @sadandchildish instead of saving the environment and helping actual bees let's spend billions on robots that do what bees would do for free CNN @CNN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY chuppa-thingy: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way. For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there. Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna. But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it. (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.) Off the top of my head? -advances in robotics -advances in miniature robotics -advances in flight technology -advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences -ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?) -ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people -less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants -ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc -fucking robot bees, my friend -hahaha think how confused those flowers must be Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs. *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts. This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times. This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days. Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through an intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap. Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares. So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph. The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.” But like, the thing is? There’s always more details than that. And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions.  A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture. Nice work, college boy. :p Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars.  ‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK. ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33 Okay, so I actually know Anna. She is my classmate and my friend, and I know this project quite well. And I could not have put the above statement any better. Here’s the thing guys, bumblebees are endangered, but they have a very important roll in our ecosystem. While we are doing everything we can to stabalize the bee populations, we also have to make sure that an important job is being done in our ecosystem. This drone was a conceptual way to aid that as we work to stabalize bee populations. I have never been so mad at Tumblr before. This is a huge accomplishment for a student, let alone a female in our male dominated industry. Stop shitting on everything, it doesn’t make you cool. Oh and actually read into things before you go tearing them apart.
Being Alone, Anna, and Apparently: CNN
 @CNN
 CAN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed
 to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops
 cnn.it/21QKbuY

 jaküb
 @sadandchildish
 instead of saving the environment and helping
 actual bees let's spend billions on robots that
 do what bees would do for free
 CNN @CNN
 Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees
 pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY
chuppa-thingy:

curlicuecal:


pts-m-d:

thetrippytrip:


dont you just love capitalism..  

Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die

my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way.
For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there.
Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna.
But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it.  (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.)
Off the top of my head?
-advances in robotics
-advances in miniature robotics
-advances in flight technology
-advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences
-ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?)
-ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people
-less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants
-ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc
-fucking robot bees, my friend
-hahaha think how confused those flowers must be
Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs.  *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts.  This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times.  This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days.


Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through an intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap.
Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares.
So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph.  The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.”
But like, the thing is?  There’s always more details than that.  And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions. 
A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture.
Nice work, college boy. :p


Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars. 
‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK.


ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33




Okay, so I actually know Anna. She is my classmate and my friend, and I know this project quite well. And I could not have put the above statement any better. 
Here’s the thing guys, bumblebees are endangered, but they have a very important roll in our ecosystem. While we are doing everything we can to stabalize the bee populations, we also have to make sure that an important job is being done in our ecosystem. This drone was a conceptual way to aid that as we work to stabalize bee populations. 
I have never been so mad at Tumblr before. This is a huge accomplishment for a student, let alone a female in our male dominated industry. Stop shitting on everything, it doesn’t make you cool. Oh and actually read into things before you go tearing them apart.

chuppa-thingy: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona di...

Church, Family, and Life: WHICH MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SHOULD I PLAY? HOW OLD ARE YoU?AKEN DO YOU HAVE UNLIMITED TIME LOTS OF MONEY AND A TAN ES START vES, IM NOT REALLY AMAZING tre you really doing this uizIMPRESSIVE! DO YoUR PARENTS WANT YOU TO BE A CHILD PRODIGY? Hart yes! DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO HAVE SOME MUSICAL ABILITY? TOTA I'M HAPP Areen Fruct cee met JUST TO PLAV Violin YES Do you have nerves and a wan upper lip GET PLAYING OF STEEL? Some THAT SOUNDS JUST LIKE ME DO YOU WINT TO DEITE OUR NOULDI'T FAMILY MAD? Fancy yourself I'm not a brat! OT PARTICULARLY YES ARE YOU MORE MOZARTr n OR MORE MCCARTNEY? DO YOU WANT TO BE MCCARTNEVCENTRE JAZZ ISMT MUSIC IT'S NOISE sure thing, catt DO YOU FANCY A BIT OF JAZZ ON THE SIDE? seng呈5AYSE 280 D.YOU- notreally s team player HAVE A BIG HOUSE? DO YOU HATE YOUR | ← | Ilive in PEREs compare and bijou NEIGHBOURS? a church DF ROOM ORCHESTRA? I always wear flowers tn mor bair TOO MUCH NOISE I'M OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR SUPERMAN isu DO YOU LIKE FOLK MUSIC? , Do you enjoy lifting heavy weights? HIPY MV LIFE I5 LIKE A SYMPHONY! uc I-you have a geedsase of RHYTHM & TIMING? De you have an aursian to SHT OR CONDENSATION? I'M A HUMAN METRONOME LIFE'S TOO SHORT ABOVE GENE MUSIC Oboe 2-ymn indbeing -BRING IT ON, GIVE ME ach Mm.e? A REAL CHALLENGE! I LIKE A with reeds? CHALLENGE I LOVE A GOOD LAUGH Bassooh TOO MUCH HASSLE LOUD AND BOLD ilove thou wish orstand? D you want to 8OS COVER manual tasks BAND? OWN SOLO Tupte Sop e Clarinet SINFINI Cutting Through Classical clarinetpet: Whoever made this is a genius. This is so accurate it hurts
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clarinetpet:

Whoever made this is a genius.

This is so accurate it hurts

clarinetpet: Whoever made this is a genius. This is so accurate it hurts

Being Alone, Christmas, and College: You get 1 Billion dollarsbu You have to spend ALL of it in one weekend or lose everything nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away. Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds. Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE. Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money. Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around. NOW THE FUN BEGINS. You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation. Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.) Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you. Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job. And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations. Basically this This is someone who paid attention in finance class. 
Being Alone, Christmas, and College: You get 1 Billion dollarsbu
 You have to spend ALL
 of it in one weekend or
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nyctaeus:

goingtopshelf:

punchbuggydragon:

breelandwalker:

irontargaryen:
*cracks neck* my time has come
Okay, first? Pay off all your debts. Take out a small loan and pay it off right away.
Buy several hundred vacant houses. Schedule repairs for said houses with reputable contractors and make sizable down payments in advance. Get everything in writing and hang onto those deeds.
Buy a large open parcel of land that is being auctioned for development. And when I say large, I mean LARGE.
Sink millions into paying off people’s Kickstarters / college loans / medical bills / mortgages, and give generously charity organizations. That alone will carry off a lot of money.
Once you’ve got things down to a reasonable level, say $1m, buy yourself a house, furnishings, appliances, and a dependable car. Pay everything off so that you own it free and clear. Purchase about $200k worth of something easy to liquidate (i.e. gold, gems, bonds, stocks). Put the rest onto prepaid credit cards and wait for Monday to roll around.
NOW THE FUN BEGINS.
You now have commendable credit and a shining public reputation.
Fix up and flip those houses, sell them for fair market value or below to families who need them, or create non-profit homeless shelters. (After all, it’s not like you need to “make” money, this is all running on the proceeds from the property sales.)
Sell the parcel of land to developers, or donate it to public works as a park or open space. Have them name it after you.
Retire to your fully furnished home. Liquidate your extra assets, or leave them to appreciate in value for a later date. Make Christmas epic with those gift cards. Keep the extra money in the bank and keep your day job.
And don’t worry about taxes when return time rolls around, because you’ll be able to write off several millions’ worth of charitable donations.

Basically this

This is someone who paid attention in finance class. 

nyctaeus: goingtopshelf: punchbuggydragon: breelandwalker: irontargaryen: *cracks neck* my time has come Okay, first? Pay off all your d...

Alive, Being Alone, and Animals: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY Avocado Toast Houses the-iron-dragon-god: c-bassmeow: snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to “splurge” on let’s say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) it’s framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. It’s framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans aren’t even saving there income… because they can’t.   (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally can’t. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. What’s left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally can’t save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving… we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save.  sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy… because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! ….. FUCK !  ^I like this
Alive, Being Alone, and Animals: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY
 Avocado
 Toast
 Houses
the-iron-dragon-god:

c-bassmeow:

snapecrackelpop:

c-bassmeow:
Damn millenials
Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit… 

While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is  impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to “splurge” on let’s say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) it’s framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. It’s framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans aren’t even saving there income… because they can’t. 
 (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally can’t. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. What’s left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally can’t save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving… we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save. 
sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy… because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! ….. FUCK ! 


^I like this

the-iron-dragon-god: c-bassmeow: snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, w...

Alive, Being Alone, and Animals: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY Avocado Toast Houses snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit…  While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to splurge on lets say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) its framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. Its framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans arent even saving there income because they can’t.  (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally cant. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. Whats left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally cant save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save. sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! .. FUCK ! 
Alive, Being Alone, and Animals: THE "MODERN" SOCIETY
 Avocado
 Toast
 Houses
snapecrackelpop:
c-bassmeow:
Damn millenials
Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (like $5 coffees, eating out every day, and yes avocado toast). That’s not to say that we haven’t been dealt a really bad hand, economically speaking. But I really think we all ought to learn to tighten our purse strings a little bit… 

While saving is indeed a good thing, this is not the reason we millennials cannot afford houses. Wages have been on the decline or stagnant for decades while the price of housing has skyrocketed. More and more jobs are being offered in cities where owning property let alone renting is  impossible on your own. Whenever the poor want to splurge on lets say a coffee or avocado toast (I have no idea what that is) its framed by the elite as some hedonistic, irrational splurge. Its framed as if the rich are where they are because they were rational enough to save while the poor are just rabid wild animals who spend too much and refuse to save. The truth is that most Americans arent even saving there income because they can’t.  (Graph courtesy of MotletFool the popular financial group) They literally cant. Everything goes to the bills. If you look at the under 35 group, statistically speaking, millennials have a negative savings rate due to many barriers to entry that weren’t in place when our parents were alive and crippling college debt.  Even the generation above us is barely saving and these are people who aren’t burdened by college debt but instead many had to resort to credit cards to get by and thus have their own forms of debt. Whats left after the bills goes to making life bearable. I see nothing wrong with that. Poverty and lack of opportunity is not a function of the poor and middle class people being too stupid to save. They literally cant save. Rational choice theory (the free market theory where anything bad that happens to you is solely a product of your bad choices and not society at large) can only go so far in explaining our position in the world. Saving is indeed good, but in order to stress saving we must have adequate wages and a healthy economic environment that allow us the opportunity to save. sidenote: The other irony about capitalism especially the American kind is that over 70% of our GDP is consumption, so that means the health of the American economy literally depends on us “wasting” money on stupid shit to boost corporations. SO it’s a very strange paradox -we get blamed for not saving enough because we are too stupid  yet we get blamed for not buying enough and ruining the economy because we are too poor and stupid. No matter what we do the poor are always to blame! .. FUCK ! 

snapecrackelpop: c-bassmeow: Damn millenials Okay but like he had a point though? We, as a generation, waste a lot of money on dumb shit (li...

cnn.com, Google, and Jail: aouime 10 65 WGNeNEWS Ide LIKE NEWS United Airlines loses $1 billion in market value after man dragged off flight BY CNN WIRE APRIL 11, 2017 11:44 AM <p><a href="http://scatteredaesthetics.tumblr.com/post/159480717563" class="tumblr_blog">scatteredaesthetics</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>This is why the market is superior to the State.</p> <p>Private companies obtain their revenue from voluntary payment. The State obtains its revenue by mass extortion.</p> <p>When this sort of thing happens in the private sector, that company loses lots of money, and faces demise because people will simply not do business with them.</p> <p>Now every other airline is checking themselves, making sure they don’t feel the pain United is.</p> <p>If this happened on Amtrak, or some other socialist State owned and subsidized monopoly, nothing really negative, economically speaking, can happen to them because unlike the private sector, the State has a steady and constant flow of revenue by threatening the populace with violence, jail, and property confiscation.</p> <p>Liberate fully everywhere. <br/><a href="https://www.google.com/amp/wgntv.com/2017/04/11/united-airlines-loses-1-billion-in-market-value-after-man-dragged-off-flight/amp/">https://www.google.com/amp/wgntv.com/2017/04/11/united-airlines-loses-1-billion-in-market-value-after-man-dragged-off-flight/amp/</a> #voluntaryism #unitedairlines #oppression #freemarket #anarchocapitalism #anarchy #endthefed #thestate #freemarketsolutions #libertarian #cnn</p> </blockquote>
cnn.com, Google, and Jail: aouime
 10
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 WGNeNEWS
 Ide LIKE
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 United Airlines loses $1 billion in
 market value after man dragged off
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<p><a href="http://scatteredaesthetics.tumblr.com/post/159480717563" class="tumblr_blog">scatteredaesthetics</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>This is why the market is superior to the State.</p>

<p>Private companies obtain their revenue from voluntary payment. The State obtains its revenue by mass extortion.</p>

<p>When this sort of thing happens in the private sector, that company loses lots of money, and faces demise because people will simply not do business with them.</p>

<p>Now every other airline is checking themselves, making sure they don’t feel the pain United is.</p>

<p>If this happened on Amtrak, or some other socialist State owned and subsidized monopoly, nothing really negative, economically speaking, can happen to them because unlike the private sector, the State has a steady and constant flow of revenue by threatening the populace with violence, jail, and property confiscation.</p>

<p>Liberate fully everywhere. <br/><a href="https://www.google.com/amp/wgntv.com/2017/04/11/united-airlines-loses-1-billion-in-market-value-after-man-dragged-off-flight/amp/">https://www.google.com/amp/wgntv.com/2017/04/11/united-airlines-loses-1-billion-in-market-value-after-man-dragged-off-flight/amp/</a> #voluntaryism #unitedairlines #oppression #freemarket #anarchocapitalism #anarchy #endthefed #thestate #freemarketsolutions #libertarian #cnn</p>
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scatteredaesthetics: This is why the market is superior to the State. Private companies obtain their revenue from voluntary payment. The St...