This also puts tax day right before election day so maybe something could be done about it. I would prefer a much simple cleaner system that doesn't play favorites. On this topic this is one of my personal favorite editorial cartoons which happens to be the venerable Dr. Seuss.
For example there are 3 viable parties in the state of Minnesota, the Republicans, the Democrats, and the Independence party. The Independence party really hasn't won anything since Jessie Ventura was governor starting back in 98, but are a large enough party that no side gets close to 50% and our last governor was elected narrowly with a 43.6% (Democrat) vs 43.2% (Republican) vs 11.9% (Independence) split. Our previous govenor didn't win either time with more than 50% of the vote either. Something like IRV or proportional representation would do wonders to increase the viability of lesser parties like in other modern democracies, but that requires those currently in power to change how things are done.
the biggest companies in the industry are run by drop outs
Sounds like MBAs really are a worthless degree then.
How come the homeopathic practitioners don't just row out into the sea and throw their goose livers in there? They could cure all diseases overnight. They must be mean capitalists if they're not doing things like that.
Simple reason. It won't be diluted enough and thus not very potent. I mean you can't get that 1 part in 1.0x10^200 dilution by dumping a goose liver, and even if you could how would you manage to do that magic shake on an ocean full of water at once. Probably at best they could only manage a 1 part in 1.0x10^20 to 1 part in 1.0x10^30, which wouldn't be any where near strong enough, using that method.
self-checkout machines are the future
God I hope not. It seems like half the time I want to use one they are broken or being operated by people who have no idea what they are doing.
Nothing milder than Bhut Jolokia, please.
Since they are in the same order of magnitude with various pepper sprays being between 500,000 and 5,000,000 SU and the Bhut Jolokia being around a 1,000,000 SU.
This sounds more like you didn't take care of your stuff and then it took a shit on you. Sadly that is fairly common amongst most people. Why should they have to change belts, hoses, fluids, spark plugs, filters, the car still runs and there isn't a light on so they think they are good to go. I had a discussion like this with my step father who said he only goes and gets the oil changed on vehicles when the light comes on. The light he was referring to was the red idiot light on the dash telling you your oil pressure has dropped too low either because it cant pump the thick crud or it isn't sucking up enough oil to maintain pressure.