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Comment: Re:what? (Score 1) 513

by Huge_UID (#45686215) Attached to: Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes

In a restaurant, I can ask my waitress to tell you to STFU. If she fails to, I can (and will) walk out.

And in an airplane, I can ask the cabin crew to tell you to STFU. The cabin crew will, because they would rather shut down an asshole on the phone than deal with a planeload of pissed off passengers. And the cellphone user will comply once a few assholes are fined $25,000. http://www.faa.gov/data_research/passengers_cargo/unruly_passengers/

Comment: Re:Is it working? (Score 1) 520

by Huge_UID (#45361985) Attached to: US FDA Moves To Ban Trans Fat

In a supposedly free country? No, of course we shouldn't ban it. Mandate that any product containing trans fat be labeled as such, and with appropriate health warnings (like they do on tobacco products), but outright bans of things we can only use to harm ourselves is anathema to liberty.

Mandate that any product containing cyanide be labeled as such, and with appropriate health warnings (like they do on tobacco products), but outright bans of things we can only use to harm ourselves is anathema to liberty.

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928

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