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It's true, we have structured the internet in such a way that this type of tracking is intrinsic to its business model. I do wish that we somehow had not, but I fear that structure is permanent

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I have often thought about this, but I can't imagine how it would actually be implemented. Drawing borders is a process that normally requires some degree of violence, and combining two portions of two different countries would create a brand new state with all the problems of setting up new government, etc. While it seems like it would improve the situation, I wonder if it would just change the nature of the conflicts. Of course, changing things from genocidal to almost anything else would probably be an improvement, but as Afghanistan has shown us, setting up a brand new country is not an easy task.

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I think it you show up in a country like CAR, with an unstable political situation, lots of violence, and reporters and just keep your eye out for people that need security, you can offer yourself to them. In a place where there is little political organization, it would probably be difficult to run a tightly controlled operation like a security force, so I imagine that it's sort of a freelance industry. It's an exciting thought.

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Does life insurance pay off triple if you die on a business trip?

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Darn I have been trying to figure out if that line from Fight Club is true. Thanks for humoring me!