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Comment Re:This isn't hard folks (Score 3, Insightful) 66

TFA explicitly points out that the civilians will not be pulling the trigger. They will be used only for Combat Air Patrols (a term that seems just a bit inappropriate) that are for data gathering and surveillance only. The trigger pullers will be active duty military.

The problem, in TFA's eyes is that this represents a slippery slope - how many degrees of separation do you need in a military setting?

Comment Re:Idiot (Score 2) 269

Renewables are winning against everything on economic grounds... as long as they're *massively* subsidized, yes. And as long as they're backed up with non-renewables that can pick up the slack when renewables can't supply the energy needed from them, which is constantly. But otherwise they're great, yeah.

Right. And nuclear isn't subsidized?

Comment Re:Important to note (Score 1) 413

I agree, let's have a little equality. Legalise and/or medicalise all drugs, disband the DEA permanently, and stop feeding the prison industry's insatiable appetite for nonviolent human beings.

That's right. And in your happy fantasy world, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is the name of store....

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