This has nothing to do with anarchy, and everything to do with political overreach. The government wasn't created to be your nanny. Grow a pair of balls, and be a man.
That's not a food production issue, it's a geopolitical problem. So, are you agreeing with "And most of the famines of the last century were engineered by local governments or local wars..."?
While I agree with you, and think that a lot of them belong in jail, the news is reporting what captures the most eyeballs.
Luck has zero to do with my driving skill or lack of it. Going the a speed that is safe for the conditions matters, not the arbitrary number you believe. You won't be killed by me unless you do something stupid, such as cut me off, or slam on the brakes in front of me. I won't tailgate you, and I won't cause you to have an accident, but I sure as shit will not live my life to your whims of what the speed limit should be. So, what makes sense? I never speed through neighborhoods...too much chance of a kid or pet darting into traffic between parked cars. I don't speed in poor weather conditions. And, depending upon what vehicle I'm driving, I don't speed in vehicles with poor handling. I've also slowed down, just a smidge, because I'm aware that my reaction time isn't what it used to be, but was still good enough to win an autocross just last Fall.
Care to share what district should be ridiculed?
You mentioned how police officers signed up for their careers, and while I don't have statistics on it, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the vast majority of them come from military police backgrounds. And how does one become a military police officer? Why, I'm glad you asked. You take the ASVAB ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A... ) test. This test has been around for decades...I took it back in the mid 70s, and it qualifies, or disqualifies you for various jobs in the military. Do you know what jobs people get when they can't qualify for other positions? Well, it may have changed, but when I was in, it was cooking or police. So, now you've got the "cream of the crop" doing law enforcement. Now, I don't mean to stereotype, because I'm sure there are plenty of highly skilled, good patrolmen and women.
Your anecdote aside, yes STOP should mean full stop. However, a large portion of stop signs should be replaced by yield signs.
Where can you "blow by a local cop on the interstate and he won't twitch"? I've driven for 40+ years, and nearly ever U.S. state, and never seen this.
I'm definitely on board with taking the money motive away!
So, to the idea of "flood the Waze api with virtual police officers", I think they'd need assistance from the developers to make that work. Inaccurate reports are flagged, and if I'm not mistaken, enough of them keeps you from actually showing them. It give the tool some credibility keeping jerks from posting stuff that's not there.
It's simple, you just need a dog tied to the roof.
You assume to know the emotion of those replying to your post in an insulting manner ("road-rager response"). Do you expect that to win minds or influence people? You justify your position with inaccurate information regarding the rate of auto deaths. Please check your facts before posting.
When you do something tedious, you get bored, and that's as bad as driving while distracted. Driving needs to be an active participation exercise. Intense discussions (on a phone or with a passenger), should be minimized, along with any other distraction. If you want to go slower, that's fine, but keep to the right...the left lane is for faster traffic, and passing, not daydreaming and sightseeing.
I don't need superhuman ability to control my 4700lb vehicle at speeds above the arbitrarily low limits posted in many areas. I've driven safely for over 40 years, and typically above the limit, to either what I believe is safe for conditions, or what will keep me from getting pulled over, which ever is lower. I put value on my time, and you're welcome to view it differently, but I have better things to do than sit in a car. While nothing is perfectly safe, the point of transportation is to go from A to B as quickly as possible within a reasonable level of risk.
Revenue collection via cop is also wrong, as are the arbitrarily low speed limits in many areas. If you'd like to argue safety, then I'll gladly counter that. You rarely see cops pull drivers over for tailgating, impeding traffic, or many other unsafe acts of drivers, they go after the high volume, high revenue. It may be the law, but it's wrong.