Re: We can all do our part and get rid of the TSA the easy way
This is just not an option. Too many people have to fly for business (and there are sooo many jobs out there..) and thus have no choice.
Consider also those of us who live in Alaska and Hawaii. We have no other (reasonable) way to access the rest of the country. Where the rest of you have the option of bus/car/train travel (which also could get the TSA treatment), we simply don't.
I do have a right to travel within my country, and if I don't do it by air, I can't.
Considering we're at a very high unemployment right now, I don't see the problem.
Unemployment is going to get worse and worse while we start automating many jobs that used to go to lower income people.
We, as a society, are going to have to do something about all the people who are jobless because of advances in technology. This is not a bad thing.
I firmly believe that if we had a basic income for all, that we'd see a new Renaissance. An explosion of art like the world has never seen.
Will there be a portion of the population that just do "nothing," and accept the basic income forever? Of course! But how is that any different than now, when we're supporting those people already (but not as well as we could be)?
Mike, you're usually a lot better about doing your homework on things like this.
I highly recommend you read the FDA's actual letter regarding 23andMe. They are not trying to stamp out consumer DNA testing, they're trying to stop a specific company from defrauding their customers with misleading information.
23andMe has had a long time to report the efficacy of their testing, and has been unwilling to do so. They cannot provide any proof that their results are accurate. In the meantime, they scare the crap out of people by reporting not only false positives, but false negatives.
It's complete snake oil, and I'm surprised you let their shill have the floor.
It's not only fraud, it's harmful fraud. If they tell you "omg you're at risk for cancer!", and you freak out and go to your doctor waving a piece of paper around insisting you have cancer and need to be treated... You're going to have a bad time.
False positives are bad. False negatives are even worse. Both are apparently rampant with 23andMe's "service."
It provides no useful information, and only makes people worry.