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Comment: Re:Libertarian nirvana (Score 1) 534

It's not a contracting issue, it's misuse of the system. If there needs to be a cross-jurisdiction government body, they should do what's been done for years, form a special district. There's tens of thousands of special districts across the US, administering sewer systems, water systems, even mosquito control. All with board directors subject to citizen review and recall.

Comment: Re:Libertarian nirvana (Score 1) 534

It would be a libertarian nirvana if it were followed through to it's logical conclusion. Which would be holding the corporation and officers directly responsible for their actions, both criminal and civil. But that's not what they have or want. They want the secrecy of a private corporation along with the myriads of legal protections that a police force has.

Comment: Way too much money for the local economy to finish (Score 1) 123

The Tri-Cities (Richland-Pasco-Kenniwick) area has been dependent on the Hanford project for prosperity forever. There is absolutely no local motivation to complete the cleanup when thousands semi-skilled workers are making $40/hr+ +benefits. The project will certainly be dragged out until every possible drop is drained from the milchcow.

Comment: Um, right. (Score 4, Funny) 278

by HotNeedleOfInquiry (#46552111) Attached to: Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework
'Even though they may be active in helping, they may either not remember the material their kids are studying now, or in some cases never learned it themselves, but they're still offering advice. And that means poor quality homework.'" You mean like correcting the blatant errors in the grade school science texts?

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