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1:02:56 - Universal Basic Income and Prisons.
I don't think running a country like a prison is a good idea.

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On 7/4/2021 at 7:08 PM, The Screw said:

1:02:56 - Universal Basic Income and Prisons.
I don't think running a country like a prison is a good idea.

Not what he said; his goal was to point to one very specific aspect of prison life - guaranteed means of survival - and the social consequences of this - prisoners not turning into lazy bums but continuing to work - and then extrapolate that to the rest of society if that specific aspect applied to everyone's lives (it's not a completely airtight argument and he himself nuances it in the video at that timestamp)

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UBI should only be phased in once automation starts making serious waves

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On 7/6/2021 at 8:33 PM, Im_CIA said:

UBI should only be phased in once automation starts making serious waves

Like no more truck, bus and taxi drivers waves :D

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"The next video is taking longer than expected"

Probably GD, but true AF connoisseurs are awaiting Pigeon Hunter 2.

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On 7/7/2021 at 2:39 PM, Im_CIA said:

"The next video is taking longer than expected"

Probably GD, but true AF connoisseurs are awaiting Pigeon Hunter 2.

i'm waiting for a conclusion to the amazing halo video series, part 2 ended on such a cliffhanger

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On 7/7/2021 at 4:17 PM, grayling said:

i'm waiting for a conclusion to the amazing halo video series, part 2 ended on such a cliffhanger

What about Galaxy Gulp: Final Cut? I think the dwarf was a replicate this whole time, but I 'm waiting for it be... 'cannon'

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I can't edit my comments on this thread, was that always a thing? Now I can't retroactively pretend to be sober when I write these

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you'll have to @ one of the admins or ekket to find out 😀

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On 7/8/2021 at 4:28 PM, kerdios said:

one of the admins or ekket 

"We have gathered the best comedians of our generation and George Lopez"

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On 7/4/2021 at 7:08 PM, The Screw said:

1:02:56 - Universal Basic Income and Prisons.
I don't think running a country like a prison is a good idea.

Well I think the part about prisons inmates don't like is the being locked in cages with dangerous people against their will part, not the work being optional part.

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I mean, really it shows a huge issue, which is that your best measurable example of "assured" survivability is something people internally associate with really awful living conditions and having many rights stripped away. That's not me blaming you, I think it's definitely by-design in many ways. Otherwise it would be a really weird coincidence that countries with better socioeconomic protections have more hospitable prisons.

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On 7/10/2021 at 1:45 AM, Ross Scott said:

Well I think the part about prisons inmates don't like is the being locked in cages with dangerous people against their will part, not the work being optional part.

Prisoners lack the freedom to do what they want to. Free people have many activities other than work that they can spend their time on. When there are many enjoyable options, work isn't as appealing.

 

In regards to prisoners being locked in against their will, a country has the opposite problem of people being free to leave. An ambitious and hardworking prisoner has to work with the options within the prison until his sentence is up. If a citizen of a country has the drive to work and try to get rich, he's not necessarily going to stick around and support the UBI state.

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I feel like before I was just going the wrong direction, and now I’m just lost.
That’s an improvement, because being lost is better than thinking you’re going the right way and not.

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I’ll take free games, as long as they don’t come at too high a cost.

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...I played it up to a point where the game tells you you need to stop playing this game, and makes you promise to stop playing it. So I said “OK”, and then I just quit.

As I said before, Ross is a human quote generator.

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