Personally I think the thresh hold for the US to get involved in global stupidity would be threats great enough that a nuclear response in appropriate. (I do have a much lower requirement for nuclear response. Iran, Saudi, Turkey and other muslim terror supporting countries would already have been hit with one.) Glass a city or two, we could even be nice and give them 24 hours notice, with low yield nukes to show we mean business and then use conventional forces to mop up. Otherwise we should stay out of it.
We've been doing this since the 60's and it still doesn't work. Want to end poverty? Stop paying poor people to have children.
Roads, in just about any modern country, we actually made for cars. Sure there are those foot paths that have been in use for literally thousands of years in places like England, always thought those were pretty cool to use, but the roads these days were bought and paid for by people with vehicles, and that includes most of the foot and bike paths too since the gov'ts tend to lump that all under transportation infrastructure.
I wonder what the pedestrian safety rating for my new all steel armored off-road bumper will be?
Seriously idiots that walk in front of cars should not be encouraged to survive much less breed.
The first jail break on self driving cars will be the software that decides to sacrifice the car and passengers over plowing through a bunch of idiots in the street...."cough Black Lives Matters/student protesters, cough, cough....shit heads who are on their phone and don't look up cough..cough"
The funny thing was the arguments that tore it all the various gun control laws down were from the civil rights movement. You can't take someone's rights away even if you pass a law to do it. So thank all those women's, blacks, and gay activists for setting the legal precedence for gutting all the gun control laws in the US.
I haven't seen too many NRA ads on TV taking a pro-gun stance but every media outlet has been plastered Obama and the rest of the criminals front and center within hours of each of the recent shootings.
Put him in prison now $15,000+ a year goes up in smoke to incarcerate him. Society looses.
Let him out and he goes back to crime what number of people are killed or harmed in the future? Society looses
Put three 9mm center mass and cut our loses. Society is out $.75 and no one else is harmed in the future, no innocent children are created by the criminal only to be victims of the criminals failed life choices and future criminal themselves. Sounds like the best deal to society for me.
If you decide to go live someplace stupid, it's on you to pay for your poor decisions not anyone else. No one owes you a damn thing.
We make fun of people who live at the base of volcanos when they get upset about the volcano rumbling, or the morons in New Orleans that live 20 feet below substandard flood controls, or living on a mountain and being upset about avalanches.
I see no difference between those poor choices and in someone living at the waters edge getting upset over the tide coming in.
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