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Comment: Re:The (in)justice system (Score 2, Insightful) 291

by Kaenneth (#48842575) Attached to: Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Plea Bargains save everyone time and money; as long a prosecutorial discretion exists, plea bargains will be possible. The alternative is the prosecutors office being required to pursue every single case. 5-17 year old took a nude picture of herself? Child Porn charges. kill in clear self defense? Murder charges. transpose two digits on your tax return? Tax Fraud charges.

There wouldn't be enough people to serve on the juries for the people that missed jury duty!

Comment: Infrastructure (Score 4, Insightful) 206

by Kaenneth (#48808041) Attached to: China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall

It's easy for us in the US to decry China building massive projects, when we already have our transcontinental rail, interstate highways, panama canal, etc. which would require so much 'environmental review' today, (just look at the difficulty of building modern nuclear power plants.)

"Free markets select for winning solutions." -- Eric S. Raymond