TheEncogitationer

  • Unseen,

    Let’s do this backwards. There is an organ, who should get it and why?

    First come, first served. The phones and e-911 service work both ways for both the people in your example and Robert’s example too. And with a market in organs, there’s a whole cryo-bank of more organs behind that one.

    Now, if you’ll excuse us, the Medical R…[Read more]

  • Unseen,

    If being a slave to price and distribution control of organs strips doctors of their rights and turns them into slaves, then so does having to function in a fierce competition with other doctors.

    So, by this definition, wouldn’t all forms of labor be slavery, even if the laborers embrace competition voluntarily and even with gusto? That…[Read more]

  • Reg,

    No, it is not but it is a very good one line summary.

    Albeit not an accurate summary.

  • PopeBeannie,

    The long game best way to benefit future Veterans is to assure that our defense is strong enough that the world’s rogues would never fling so much as a Minié Ball in our direction and to assure that no Government would send our Armed Forces into a war while hamstringing our ability to win, such as Congress and Rob McNamara did to…[Read more]

  • Jake,

    Ideoenco: You asked whether anybody asks questions about who gets apartments.

    No one asks questions about life goals or life prospects of potential tenents, as they did of organ recipients in Unsern’s scenario. All landlords are concerned about is whether the potential tenent is of good character and will pay the rent and utilities when…[Read more]

  • PopeBeanie,

    I have no control over this, but my brain waves have at times tuned perfectly to specific frequencies coming from the dark side of the moon. Only when I’m sleeping. I wish I could tell you what else I’ve learned, but they’ll know, and they’ll pull the plug on me just as soon as I even think of spilling the beans.

    If you can ever ge…[Read more]

  • Michael17,

    The only good thing about your Links is that by viewing them here, I don’t have to have TikTok on my device and get it on me. Ewwww! 🤢

  • Jake,

    Apartments? Ever hear of section 8?

    Yes. Section 8 apartments are not shelter. They are low-rent war zones.

    Every apartment I’ve ever seen that excepts Section 8 vouchers immediately draws criminals, gangs, scofflaws, and freeloaders, has revolving-door management and maintenance, gets overgrown shrubbery and grass, has falling-apart…[Read more]

  • Unseen,

    A colonoscopy isn’t a scarce life-saving organ, although in our crazy health care system, you probably won’t get one, even if you should need one, unless you can pony up the money to pay for it, Hippcratic Oath be damned.

    So Doctors and donors should be rightless slaves over an Oath that was made to non-existent Greek Gods, an Oath whi…[Read more]

  • TheEncogitationer replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks ago

    Davis,

    Yeah, in Europe we have had no free plastic bags for nearly a decade now and most countries have or are banning single use plastic bags. The UK is behind on this, of course, now that it has left the EU, it has the “autonomy” and “freedom” to pollute at whatever rate is economically viable while public opinion eventually demands environ…

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  • TheEncogitationer replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks ago

    Robert,

    Impressive equation. Now is there an Engineering principle that says that all of us should be governed by what the most stupid and evil of us may do?

  • TheEncogitationer replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks ago

    Jake,

    Enco, do not attempt to think. You will hurt yourself.

    Is that you, the Thinker? Or are you more akin to the statue as a form frozen as an ideologue and incapable of reason.

    So not thinking like you is not thinking at all? That’s a non sequitur for ya! 😁

  • TheEncogitationer replied to the topic WAKE UP WOKE PEOPLE! in the forum Science 2 weeks ago

    Unseen,

    @Enco

    If people can sell their organs then to whom do they sell them? To medical committees who then decide rationally how to distribute them to extend life the longest or to the wealthiest bidder like the lawyer in your video, who has lived a full life and is in the sunset of his years without many years to be saved? This is the real…

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  • Reg,

    Another thought-churning Sunday School indeed.

    Atheists applaud the Biden Administration for restoring critical religious equality protections.

    While it is all well and good that religious indoctrination shouldn’t come with government-subsidized religious social programs, the bigger issue is why government even subsidizes religious social…[Read more]

  • Jake,

    Davis, don’t make fun of US laissez faire. The government has in fact taken the initiative with a great many forced sterilizations of the poor and unfortunate. Oh and experiments with syphilis. Oh and then there was a feeble effort to stop post civil war slavery. So we are right there with progressive action.

    So your response to G…[Read more]

  • Davis,

    Interesting Enco, I want to live in a society where nobody is so neglected by society that they are so desperate that they are exploited into selling one of their kidneys, but instead people are encouraged to donate them or do so by default after death. Wait a minute…that sounds like most of Northern Europe. I would much prefer that to s…

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  • Davis,

    That’s amazing, we can fin 1d in 1000 climate scientists who poo poo the overwhelming consensus on climate change. I wonder, if when one has critical kidney failure, they should seek out the 1 in 1000 doctors who recommend Papua New Guinea herbs instead of dialysis.

    I would want the one Doctor of any number who could do a kidney t…[Read more]

  • Unseen,

    As a side note. I’m 76 and as a small I lived in something like a 15-minute city. I remember my mother taking me and my brother to shops and to the dentist on foot.

    Then zoning came along.

    Zoning boards are like incubation boxes for the little squab Schwab’s to grow in to big Kolonel Klink Klauses and be future heads of the World E…[Read more]

  • Unseen,

    Here in Oregon plastic grocery bags are banned and there is a fee for using the store-supplied paper grocery bags, so people are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags or spend money to buy bags. Seems to be working.

    With Aldi and Lidl, reusable bags are not mandatory, but rather a revenue stream, which I find simply…[Read more]

  • Unseen,

    I think he’s right that innovative technologies will turn out to be the best and maybe the only way we will successfully address climate change. Changing the world’s industries will have a far bigger impact on addressing climate change than switching to ecars and going back to paper shopping bags. And when that happens, it will be thr…

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