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Jade Rabbit Spotted By American Eagle (LRO)

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  • Once Again (Score:2, Insightful)

    by The Cat (19816) on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @06:21PM (#45833009)

    America is confronted by its absence in matters of competence, courage, integrity and enterprise.

    We as a nation have completely lost our ability to create. We no longer invent. We no longer explore. We are content to sit on our wider and wider asses and make rude noises from the back of the class while our beloved government spends $600 million in a failed attempt to build a web site.

    Do you ever wonder where the software business went? Ever wonder why something everyone needs and everyone wants has been relegated to the retail equivalent of a grocery store candy rack?

    I propose it went to the same place as the space program. Those capable of making software and spacecraft were fired from their jobs because in 2014 America it is more profitable to destroy people's careers and the companies they build than it is to sell the products they used to make.

    It does not take MBA level education to drown a company in money, fire the employees and sell off the wreckage. That is happening to every company in this country, most recently with the auto industry.

    America invented the 20th century between 1950 and 1970, during a time when the average wage doubled. Since then, the average wage has dropped over 20% during the greatest increase in productivity in the history of man.

    And there are still people in this country who will claim its the fault of those who were fired they don't have jobs any more.

    As proof of my thesis, watch the "nuh uhhhh!" replies to this post.

  • Re:Once Again (Score:5, Insightful)

    by rev0lt (1950662) on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @06:46PM (#45833167)

    America invented the 20th century between 1950 and 1970, during a time when the average wage doubled.

    If you look closely, it almost seems like the other "big" countries were a wreck during that period... as if they were recovering from a devastating war.

  • Re:Prey! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chris Mattern (191822) on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @08:46PM (#45833887)

    For one thing, it fits with the moon theme. Where in the West, we see a Man in the Moon, China and Japan see a Rabbit in the Moon. The Chinese sometimes call this rabbit "the jade rabbit".

If God is perfect, why did He create discontinuous functions?