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Comment: Re:Aggregated intelligence (Score 1) 83

by cayenne8 (#49539183) Attached to: Traffic App Waze To Alert L.A. Drivers of Kidnappings and Hit-and-Runs

Yes. We usually see Amber Alerts at least once a month. They are usually 'child abductions'. The authorities share the year, make and model of the vehicle plus the license plate number.


I'd heard of the amber alert thing, but didn't quite know what it was in practice. I thought it was something just broadcast on the news on TV at night in CA.

Do any other states have this thing?

Are child abductions a big problem in CA or is the fear and publicity of them bigger out there than in the rest of the US? Do these Amber Alerts come over your phone? Do you have to subscribe to them or do they authorities throw them out to anyone with a CA cell phone?

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 618

by cayenne8 (#49531213) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs
Why not just let the market bear what it will...let people buy and drive what makes them happy. Let they buy what they can afford and fits their lifestyle.

Myself? I've never owned anything other than 2x seat sports cars (ok, the 1986 911 Turbo Porsche technically had 4 seats, but you couldn't fit a human back there). I prefer fun/performance cars. I can afford them, they make me happy every time I jump in the car and turn the key.

It should be up to you or the govt to tell us what to do with our lives to make them happy and what to buy that is useful to us.

If everyone starts to want EV and other vehicles, the market will ask for them. When gas does finally start going through the roof...people will once again start migrating that way.

But where in the constitution of the US does it tell the feds they can mandate what vehicles we can make...or better than that, where does it charge the Federal Govt with trying to alter and mold citizen behavior?!!?

Comment: Re:I thought we were trying to end sexism? (Score 0) 599

By activist you mean corporate lobbyists. They are the ones pushing this computer programming b.s.

Hmm...I wonder if they're pushing for more women in IT, because they can pay women less?

This way they get more cheap workers into the workforce, without having to increase HB-1 foreign workers?

Sounds like an interesting conspiracy theory.

But on the issue of separate (but equal) education. Why stop at boys/girls only schools. I would think ALL groups would do better in similar group schools no? Whites and blacks and latinos and orientals all in separate but equal schools. Separate out of those, the boys and girls...and from those the separate out the straights and gays.

At this point, I'd guess they would show stats that all groups do much better at whatever....right?

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 192

by cayenne8 (#49485711) Attached to: The Car That Knows When You'll Get In an Accident Before You Do

They told me that they were checking to see if people were wearing their seat belts and their licenses were not expired.


I remember when they were putting in the mandatory "wear your seatbelt" laws, in order to get them passed in many states, they said specifically that you could NOT get pulled over for not wearing one, that it could not be a primary offense for stopping you.

Now, of is.

And people wonder why I tend to be hesitant to grant the police/govt any new powers over me and new regulations.

I can't hardly think of a law passed that later wasn't expanded or used in creative new ways other than it was intended or sold to the public, in order to get it passed.

Comment: Re:I'll take it (Score 2) 294

You do realise you're just telling everyone you are massively insecure with your sexuality, right?

It has nothing to do with insecurity, I"m quite happy with my heterosexuality. And frankly I don't care what consenting adults do on their own behind closed doors.

But if a homosexual makes a pass at me or gropes me, I have no problem decking them. Sorry, but that's just the way it is. You can do what you want to do amongst yourselves, but leave me out of it. Period.

"America is a stronger nation for the ACLU's uncompromising effort." -- President John F. Kennedy