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Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by Feyshtey (#49261353) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
Absolutely accurate assessment. It was dumb shit. And as soon as people figured out it was little more than dumb shit by a backward dipshit redneck, they distanced themselves fast because they knew it was WRONG.

Quite unlike the cult of personality aimed at certain political figures who will be defended to the media's dying breath, and in turn eaten up by weak-minded, intellectually dishonest populace, no matter how egregious the failures or betrayals may be.

Not just people who consider themselves Tea Partiers (which I am not included in), but also those who are independents and libertarians feel a need to challenge elected officials to actually uphold their oaths of office. They are currently slamming both Democrats and Republicans alike because they are sick and tired of having stupid shit rammed down their throats. You, and many like you seem to want to excuse every power grab, every lie, every failure, and every injustice. And I cant tell if it's because you're terrified of being called a racist or a misogynists (like you're so fond of calling anyone who challenges this administration, or Democrats in general), or if it's because you're too shallow to call out the people you voted for.

And while we're on the topic, and as you eluded to but cant seem to make the leap of critical thinking to comprehend; You allow these idiots in Washington to keep taking more power, and keep telling you that you have to do this, and you cant do that. And you allow it because you think this guy is so awesome and kind , he won a Nobel Peace Prize for Christ's sake! You believe its impossible that he/they/whatever wont abuse the powers they are taking. But what if the next guy, or the guy 4 elections from now is the worst of the worst right-wing bible thumping gun toting complete fucking nutjob?


When you're bitching in a decade because shit has come completely off the fucking rails, don't come talk to me about.

Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by Feyshtey (#49255755) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
Actually most Tea Party people just want government to leave them the fuck alone. They disdain government's intrusion, they don't trust it, and they would be far from interested in being directly associated with it. Most wouldn't run for office for fear of the rot in DC contaminating themselves. For the most part they just want government to be held to the limits that people like George Washington deliberately and purposefully crafted into the Constitution.

It's people who write law after law saying stupid shit like you're not allowed to buy a 32oz coke in a restaurant, or that you can have salt shakers on the table that want control over everything, and those people are not Tea Partiers. Those people are mocked by Tea Partiers. Those are the people who write laws that mean to prevent you from ever becoming guilty of making a mistake, rather than assuming your innocent, like our system of laws is intended.

Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by Feyshtey (#49247049) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
And to elaborate:
I don't wish to grant any new power to ANY authority. I don't want the President, the House, the Senate, the EPA, the Dept, or Ed, the Dept of Defense, the Dept of Agriculture, the Dept of Homeland Security... NONE OF THEM.

Today, in this period, under these leaders, with this global stage, it might seem completely reasonable to grant powers to those whom we entrust to govern us, tomorrow under a new President, and a new Congress, and a new global stage, things well me wholly different. 25 years from now you cant say "well that's not what I meant when I gave that power." Your opinion is no longer required.

Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by Feyshtey (#49246945) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
Absolutely the opposite. I pin my hopes on the *lack* of another George Washington. I believe that the founders produced the best protection the common man has ever had. And while it is most certainly not perfect, it has not been matched in history in its primary purpose to prevent tyranny over a populace.

If that doctrine is faithfully upheld the power is rightfully in the hands of the governed, rather than those who govern. If the principles outlined therein are enforced, then it matters little who is actually in power, because the limitations on their impact to the governed is absolute. It's not until short-term populace influence modifies those powers specifically outlined by the founders grants power to those who can convince a short sighted and angry electorate to contradict the Constitution do we find ourselves in a bind.

Comment: Re:M-16? (Score 1) 449

by Feyshtey (#49242649) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
It's one thing to say a business cant refuse all services to a person based on that person's inclusion in protected class (race, sex, age, etc.). It's another entirely to say that the business must participate in a private ceremony or activity that they disagree with.

I'm not remotely anti-gay. But I dont think any person should be required by government to participate in any private activity, of any kind. And just like the gay marriage cake example (which by the way I dont think government should have ANY part in recognizing or not, just like my heterosexual marriage), a Muslim baker should never be required to make a bar mitzvah cake, a T-Shirt company should not be required to print pro 2nd Amendment t-shirts, or a theater owned by a Catholic family should not be required to allow a showing of 50 Shades of Grey.

What about the case of the photographer who was sued because she wouldnt do the wedding photos for a gay wedding? What if another photographer is sued because they refuse to do the photos for a rifle demonstration? Or a military funeral? If that photographer has a problem with guns or the military, they shouldnt even be required to explain themselves, let alone provide the service.

You cant blur the lines. As soon as you do you the assholes come out of the woodwork just to be assholes.

Comment: Re:Cody Wilson wants to help you make a gun (Score 1) 449

by Feyshtey (#49242177) Attached to: Cody Wilson Wants To Help You Make a Gun
Is it better then to just shut up and allow an elite few to tell you exactly what you will and will not be allowed to do? Or say? Or drive, or wear or eat? This assumes of course that the elite are able or willing to actually provide you with basic staples of life, but history suggests otherwise.

At some point when governance becomes a very real tyranny would you remain a "safe" obedient tool? Or would you risk what is necessary to be free?

Comment: Re: There are really good options today. (Score 1) 96

by Feyshtey (#49010209) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Automated Tool To OCR CCGs Like Magic: the Gathering?
Why is that a problem? There's nothing at all nefarious about buying and selling MTG or any other CCGs. In fact that producers of the cards rely on it. It fuels a good portion of their sales.

As far as becoming a rival to a site, so what? If he can do it better then more power to him. If he can get people to help him to it better for free, even more so. In the end, what do you care unless you have some vested interested in one of the services that already does this kind of thing.

Comment: Re:Backpedalled? (Score 0) 740

by Feyshtey (#48967743) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations
I know that you probably believe that because it's the simplistic hoax that the left and the media would like to foist on you. It makes it so much easier to push their agenda, since its fashionable to bash Christianity these days. But as an atheist I can say that its far from the truth. The homeschool movement has little to do with religion, and is instead heavily pushed by two major factors; 1) the lack of emphasis on Constitutional principles in education including taxation, law and national finance, and 2) the trainwreck that Common Core is.

Other factors include the rising violence of kids in school, the consistently sliding educational standards, and the culture of rebellion that is not just tolerated but often encouraged.

Comment: Re:Double Irish (Score 1, Informative) 825

by Feyshtey (#48957679) Attached to: Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas
Obama has been in office for 6 years, moving with regular consistency in contradiction to ideals of Reganomics, but our current citizen opportunities are Reagan's fault?

At what point can you be intellectually honest enough to recognize that our current economic policies are disastrous.

We're $18Trillion in debt. We have roughly 1/2 a trillion in deficit per year. This President (and the one before him, easily as culpable), are bankrupting our nation, and setting policies that have failed -every- -single- -time- they have been implemented globally throughout history. No nation has ever spent their way out of debt, not matter how hard they've tried.

Please, I beg you. Look up Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman. They are both very respected and accomplished economists, and there are hundreds of recorded lectures from them available on YouTube. They can demonstrate these ideas for you in no uncertain terms.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 703

by Feyshtey (#48773815) Attached to: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College
As a middle-aged person who had some college both right out of high school and again just a couple of years ago, I wholly agree. When I returned recently I was in classes with people that truly didn't know what the basic structure of a paper should look like; thesis, argument, conclusion. They could reason through simple assignments and complete work that was even marginally acceptable. Yet they not only passed the classes, they received B's and C's. And this wasn't a community college. This was a nationally known and respected institution. It was horrible. I spent as much time on my own classwork as I did in writing detailed tutorials for my classmates on how to do theirs.

The quality of college education has declined as rapidly as the tuitions have climbed. We shouldn't need to send our kids to any college to learn how to research, or how to do algebra. This is material that they should have mastered before leaving high school. Allowing the lower educational standards to nose-dive to the lowest common denominators is not evidence for the need for free college educations. These kids are more interested in tonight's episode of reality TV crap than they are in what they will do with the rest of their lives. They can't name the vice president. They cant tell you the co-equal branches of government. They cant describe the events that led up to the Civil War or the Revolutionary War, and they have no concept of budgeting their finances. But we're going to provide for more free education? How about if we actually require that they learn something from the free education they already get first and then, maybe, talk about more.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 545

by Feyshtey (#48537559) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?
Except that France is insolvent, and is proposing (or implemented?) tax rates as high as 75%. No small part of those problems are rooted in the entitlements promised to labor groups and retirees which they now know they cannot actually pay for.

I don't support an overtime exemption for anyone, but I cant fathom how anyone would recommend France as a beacon of accomplishment in labor or finance.

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