We wrote a contract together in order to place our marriage on an equal footing and replace all the hideous misogyny in common law. It wasn't about contemplating divorce, but about making the marriage itself a fairer one. (Neither of us owned any property we wanted to shield.)
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Reagan-era scaremongering. It was all part of that Evil Empire crapola he was selling.
"I watch the original Red Dawn..."
Well, there's your problem right there.
Nah, I picked them at random.
Why not put it on government servers that at least have to be hacked into rather than letting random Russian assholes trash it seconds after it goes up?
Pressing the brakes in a car saves the operator's life. Firing a gun does not save the operator's life. It damages or kills something else. There's no correlation. Most people who shoot other people are not in any danger.
Most of the mechanisms proposed don't depend on fingerprints, but upon possession of a short range radio bracelet, so the sweat issue is moot. But generally speaking I don't want panicky civilians firing guns in any case. The correct default state of a firearm is "unavailable." I'm prepared to make exceptions for people who are professionally trained and STAY in training.
No, that's not the right analogy -- the fingerprint sensor IS the gun's brakes. The brakes stop the car, the fingerprint sensor stops the gun. That's the point.
We didn't "let the marketplace decide" whether to mandate seat belts in cars. They're a damn good idea, so we mandated them in new vehicles. But we didn't require that you retrofit them, nor that you get rid of your older car. The same will happen here.
None of what you say say changes the fact that the Religious Right is vehemently opposed to teaching critical thinking and is using their political power to ensure that it is not taught in schools. Democrats may read tea leaves, but they don't insist that reading tea leaves be part of the science curriculum.
You can't teach critical thinking in schools. The Texas state Republican party platform is explicitly opposed to it.
Require a credit card to use a forum. Have the moderators charge it one dollar for the first instance of trolling, and double it for each additional instance. To stop a sadist, simply reflect the pain back to them.
The primary activity of beat cops is neither tracking down bad guys nor preventing terrorism, but dealing with drunks.