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    In my local supermarket, where there used to be a row of checkout cashiers there is now a row of self checkout counters. Swipe your own goods, pay with an app on the phone. This is not coming, it is here now. Many jobs lost. And they are unskilled jobs, not being replaced by programming positions.
    Something will need to be done and quickly or I see massive and widespread unrest.
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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    Theoretical ideologues have no basis in reality. Working people -- the vast majority, do. Sowell knows this, as do many others. It's why leftist socialist positions always fall flat on their faces.

    Are you calling Sowell a beneficiary of Affirmative Action? That's fairly RAYCISS of you.

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    In my local supermarket, where there used to be a row of checkout cashiers there is now a row of self checkout counters. Swipe your own goods, pay with an app on the phone. This is not coming, it is here now. Many jobs lost. And they are unskilled jobs, not being replaced by programming positions.
    Something will need to be done and quickly or I see massive and widespread unrest.
    "In my professional assessment as an intelligence officer, Trump has a reflexive, defensive, monumentally narcissistic personality, for whom the facts and national interest are irrelevant, and the only thing that counts is whatever gives personal advantage and directs attention to himself."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    It's why leftist socialist positions always fall flat on their faces.
    They almost never do and you could not cite one credible example that has. There has been a mountain of proof to blow out your bogus claim. Just look to Europe. Every nation there consistently and regularly utilizes "leftist socialism" to create the highest qualities of life and the healthiest and happiest people. Right wing ideology on the other hand leads to deregulation and unbridled capitalism. The end result is what is happening in America right now which is massive inequality, a shitty quality of life and unhappy people which is completely the opposite of what is happening in what you would call "leftist socialist countries".

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    Taking a holiday in Caracas, Buns? Enjoy. Don't forget to pack your flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Taking a holiday in Caracas, Buns? Enjoy. Don't forget to pack your flashlight.
    And toilet paper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Taking a holiday in Caracas, Buns? Enjoy. Don't forget to pack your flashlight.
    That has nothing to do with my post and I would like to thank you for proving my point that you and your retarded sidekick are not capable of intelligent discourse. You are trolls nothing more.

    I gave you a shot and you proved your stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    They almost never do and you could not cite one credible example that has. There has been a mountain of proof to blow out your bogus claim. Just look to Europe. Every nation there consistently and regularly utilizes "leftist socialism" to create the highest qualities of life and the healthiest and happiest people. Right wing ideology on the other hand leads to deregulation and unbridled capitalism. The end result is what is happening in America right now which is massive inequality, a shitty quality of life and unhappy people which is completely the opposite of what is happening in what you would call "leftist socialist countries".
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    Taking a holiday in Caracas, Buns? Enjoy. Don't forget to pack your flashlight.
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    That has nothing to do with my post and I would like to thank you for proving my point that you and your retarded sidekick are not capable of intelligent discourse.
    Give them a minute and they'll be back with how the Nazis were socialist because they had national Socialist in their party name
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    Or how space aliens hovered over Chiang Mai one night and sucked the brains out of inhabitants as they slept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Or how space aliens hovered over Chiang Mai one night and sucked the brains out of inhabitants as they slept.
    I heard as how the space aliens went to the US to try the same thing and starved to death.
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    They should have never chosen Seattle trailer parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Give them a minute and they'll be back with how the Nazis were socialist because they had national Socialist in their party name
    Exactly. Stupid is stupid does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Stupid is stupid does.
    Fukt up that challenging little 5-word phrase, Buns. Try harder, you spastic mong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    The machine was still cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Fukt up that challenging little 5-word phrase, Buns. Try harder, you spastic mong.
    You got rekt dummy. I am still waiting for your response to my intelligent response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    In my local supermarket, where there used to be a row of checkout cashiers there is now a row of self checkout counters. Swipe your own goods, pay with an app on the phone. This is not coming, it is here now. Many jobs lost. And they are unskilled jobs, not being replaced by programming positions.
    Something will need to be done and quickly or I see massive and widespread unrest.
    That's also already happening, though it often builds up slowly and unnoticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Originally Posted by Cujo
    In my local supermarket, where there used to be a row of checkout cashiers there is now a row of self checkout counters. Swipe your own goods, pay with an app on the phone. This is not coming, it is here now. Many jobs lost. And they are unskilled jobs, not being replaced by programming positions.
    Something will need to be done and quickly or I see massive and widespread unrest.
    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    That's also already happening, though it often builds up slowly and unnoticed.
    As I said earlier most of the toll booths in NY are being removed and are replaced by automatic scanners, No toll booth attendant option. If you have an Easy Pass the toll is deducted from your account, if you are out of state, or don't have an easy pass it reads your licence plate and send you the bill at the registration address on file.
    The good thing about such system is that it does not slow down traffic, the bad thing is that all these people lost their jobs, also that toll collecting can be placed anywhere.
    Going in to Manhattan there are still some ways you can go in without paying a toll , reason being that it was impossible to place toll booths there, expect automatic tool readers to be installed at these locations soon.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    So I guess you put yourself out of a job then.

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    Funny you should mention toll collections. It's government run amok. One worker in NJ made $300,000 annually from ... get this ... collecting tolls. That money can buy a shitload of technology that will never require sick days, maternity leave, show up late, require lifelong pensions or health care.

    Shitcan all these low-skilled parasites and make them learn a useful trade. Supply and demand. Think about all the poor sherpa cavemen who lost their jobs when the wheel was invented. Tough shit. Roll with the times, and the government owes nothing but security to anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    the government owes nothing but security to anybody
    If the "government" taketh away, the government is obliged to returneth plus a tithe
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Tough shit. Roll with the times, and the government owes nothing but security to anybody.
    Oh fuck off with that bullshit. That is your trash bag far right slave to the oligarch idoitology speaking. The overwhelming majority of Americans disagree. Why else is the GOP running from your orange gods current train wreck plan of attacking the ACA when they know full well that it is political suicide.

    STFU dummy. This thread was about how automation would wipe out jobs that will not be replaced, something that you have proven with your posts that your feeble little brainwashed mind can not grasp.

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