December 14, 2015

Dirkwat


This is rich. Justin Templer's Twitter account got hacked and the hacker released the name to whom the account was registered, a Dirk Braem. Justin claims the name and address are from his old room mate. Now assuming that a psychopath like Justin Templer actually tells the truth you have to wonder why he would use the name of an acquaintance for the Twitter account that he was using. Furthermore, isn't this a clear cut case of identity fraud?

December 13, 2015

November 2, 2015

Lain Banks on Libertarianism

"Libertarianism. A simple-minded right-wing ideology ideally suited to those unable or unwilling to see past their own sociopathic self-regard."


September 1, 2015

January 21, 2015

Atlas Flunked: Galt Goes Broke


On the internet I run into a lot of Ayn Rand supporters and they're kinda like the hardcore laissez faire capitalists of society. Their motto? Read Atlas Shrugged, full of wisdom! Of course it's just a shameless defense for self righteous profit seekers who try to sell you a kind of snake oil since they want to make you believe that an unrestricted free market will somehow magically creates a prosperous society. They hardly seem to realize that their actions have consequences for others, you can't be hyper individualists on a finite planet with billions of people...
Rand supporters are the entrepreneurs that seek the optimum playing field so that they as individuals can profit. Rand's shortsighted, selfish philosophy helps in that regard. What I find so hilarious is that they actually made movies of Ayn Rand's books and they did very poorly. For 3 movies they had a combined budget of $35 million and in the box office they acquired a revenue of $8.8 million. Which resulted in a loss of $26 million. Bad investment for sure! So with some sarcasm I can proclaim: 'Atlas Flunked!'