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    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in IAmA

    So, your are saying, don’t incentivize productivity. Instead, reward people as though they are productive and then they will follow suit? It is a lovely thought. I’m not sure it would balance out to be positive productivity.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in WTF

    No one said there weren’t also nice people. And, I think is the severity of these other points that draws most attention. As well, the leadership there is a point of extremism. Expropriation of all white owned farm land is an extreme piece of legislation.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 2 points ago in WTF

    Fair enough. Definitely some hyberbole in my statement. When many communities are gated, rooms are gated, and the violent crime rate is high, a person living with none of those caveats to life could view the area as a war zone by comparison. Also, hence the “basically”. Just figurative language my friend.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 3 points ago in WTF

    This is a member of their parliament.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AOaLIIxxQlQ

    This song is about killing white people.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 3 points ago in WTF

    Please read up on the history you are invoking.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 2 points ago in WTF

    I never said I had. Our good friend and her family left there. My post is based on what they have shared with me.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in WTF

    I’m not sure what you are getting at. Could provide a subject for your sentence?

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 2 points ago in WTF

    You should read, “Ordinary Men” by Christopher R. Browning. Read this book. Naziism is so much worse than you think. If you had a better understanding, you would take more pause before tossing out that label when you don’t agree with someone’s views.

    [–] Attempted Armed Robbery in South Africa The_Fallout_Kid 28 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in WTF

    We have friends who came from there. They slept with loaded handguns under the pillow. Place is basically a war zone. Everyone has guns at all times.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IMOmQJCtTek

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MEDIeBUAEVk

    Edit: Not sure why fact is downvoted. Their whole family is trapped there. As well, the social strata places white women at the bottom and so they are paid less. Their family has 3 families living under one roof to be able to survive. Now with their leader saying, “Don’t kill all the whites... yet,” this whole situation is beginning to look like a precursor to genocide.

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in IAmA

    Your thought process seems bent on a single outcome; that UBI is the infallible answer. Then you give example to its success by pointing to Switzerland, who is successful, but does not have UBI and whose people flat out rejected the concept. Do you see the disconnect in your thought process? Are you trying to turn this discussion away from UBI and just about different styles of democracy? To what end?

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in IAmA

    I have not seen this disproven. And what defines strong? Strong in terms of what?

    How can you even prove what the motivations of people would be? What if UBI was set at $50k per person and magically that doesn’t devalue money. Who is going to work? Why would you?

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in IAmA

    Broke people means fewer customers, forcing businesses to cut jobs and to cut pay, which would result in even more broke people. The opposite is true when more people prosper.

    What about when higher wages force businesses to cut jobs and to raise prices, which would result in even more broke people?

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in IAmA

    Yes. You are correct. That is what will happen because math. Not only that though, dumb people will spend the money. Smart people will invest the money. Then those smart people will have more and the dumb people will have less, but will ultimately blame the smart people for ..... reasons! Seriously though, the market would balance out to reflect that $1000=$0 relatively quickly. Look at the minimum wage increase in Ontario: shortened business hours, self checkouts installed, and the cost of goods went up universally. Ex. eggs were $1.97 before wage increase, $2.27 after. Tim’s large coffee was $1.85 before, $1.98 after. Guess who also buys goods? Minimum wage earners. $14 = $11.60 already, unless you change your lifestyle. Those minimum wage earners that benefit are those that don’t spend it and we’re able to maintain the same hours. The only way people on UBI would benefit would be if they stopped participating in the economy and horded the money. People with means would use it to invest internationally and bankrupt the system. The whole world would have to change to. UBI/social credit system like Star Trek overnight for it to work without bloodshed.

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in IAmA

    Do feel this plan will work if only the U.S. participates? What if the global marketplace continues on without change? And the bigger question still, if each citizen has UBI, how will you inspire effort *? How will you incentivize our top minds to slog for 70+ hours a week? How will you inspire youth to want to strive for excellence (since ultimately *life is competition)? Your plan will only incentivize marketplace leaders to leave the U.S. and seek to participate in foreign markets. Think Zimbabwe and expropriating land from successful farmers: you want expropriate financial gains from successful employers. They will leave, the country will crash. It is not a coincidence that many of the brightest minds are also wildly successful.

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in IAmA

    I did not “bitch” about anything. I asked if you could outline a realistic a future where everyone gets UBI and how that money would be generated to provide said income. You stated it could happen and all I want to know is how.

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 2 points ago in IAmA

    it would be paid for just like everything else is.

    How do you think social services are provided for? Where do you believe that money comes from? I don’t think we can have an objective discussion until that is established.

    [–] I am receiving Universal Basic Income payments as part of a pilot project being tested in Ontario, Canada. AMA! The_Fallout_Kid 0 points ago in IAmA

    If everyone is on UBI, where will the money come from? If you have a realistic answer to this (that can be implemented) then maybe you can feel superior. Referring to a person’s intelligence in a diminutive manner does not make you seem smart. They bring up a valid point.

    [–] What's the best 2 player games to play with a significant other? The_Fallout_Kid 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Settlers of Catan, traders and barbarians expansion mixed with seafarers. Randomize the board by first creating your outer ring, then roll to place each tile. Even numbers are land, odd numbers are water. Play the game type: "Barbarian Attack". Each player rolls twice for their standard turn, don't use the robber. This gameboard is bigger and their is so much going on in the game that you can avoid outright fucking each other over. You can win just building your kingdom, building roads, shipping lanes, and fighting barbarian hordes.