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Comment: Re:I feel for them... (Score 2, Insightful) 273

"The US is politically fatigued by war."

We'll see about that when a Republican is elected next time by holding his hands in the air and chanting nonsense about "Freedom" and how we need to "Protect" it. Since I was born in 1978, EVERY Republican has had some sort of War/Invasion while the Democrats try to stay away, save a few pin-prick Air Strikes to keep the Warmongers happy.

War is obsolete in my opinion, we as a WORLD can't advance until we learn to live together on this tiny Blue Planet.

Comment: Re:just ban it (Score 1) 365

by Mike Frett (#49058999) Attached to: Smoking Is Even Deadlier Than Previously Thought

Why not ban Alcohol (again) too?. Ask any Doctor or Hospital about the Alcohol related incidents they encounter every single day. Everything from a Pneumothorax to Throat and Intestinal Cancers.

I say don't ban anything, if people want to kill themselves then let them. Drug addiction works itself out eventually by either the addict quitting or ODing. By banning Tobacco you would only succeed in developing an underground market.

Comment: The Lottery (Score 1) 480

by Mike Frett (#49038411) Attached to: The Mathematical Case For Buying a Powerball Ticket

I don't usually play the Lottery unless the Jackpot is over 10 Million. Winning 1 Million isn't worth it, by the time you buy a House and Car it's gone. Then the House and the Car become a liability with taxes and repairs. In any case, I played this one even though I knew I was more likely to be crushed by an Asteroid.

Comment: Re:Forget the Space Station (Score 1) 236

by Mike Frett (#48432501) Attached to: Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

I completely agree with you. A well designed, permanent Moon base is really what's needed. Many years from it's completion I can see it being self-sustaining and even launching people and goods back to Earth.

Human beings need to start expanding beyond our own Orbit. It's 2014 people, let's go.

Comment: Re:Can't or don't want? (Score -1) 140

by Mike Frett (#47901085) Attached to: If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

The thing about AIDS is the fact that while it could have been controlled and extinguished a long time ago, it works on the Human desire to procreate. I know it's really hard to take and will upset people but if we did mass testing on the entire planet and placed all the infected people on a large Island inhabited only by them; AIDS would be a thing of the past for the rest of us. But things like silly morals get in the way of that.

What really bothers new is all the NEW Viruses just in the past 10-20 years. Nobody wants to say it but we all know it's because of overpopulation. Until we do something about that, you can expect more of the same. There just comes a time where you have to throw morals out the window in order to correct things.

Comment: Re:A solution in search of a problem... (Score 1) 326

by Mike Frett (#47900977) Attached to: Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

It says "people are increasingly unwilling to be cut off from constant communication". In those cases I suggest putting those types of people in some sort of rehabilitation facility. If you are unable to stop using your Phone, then my friend, it's called an addiction and they can get very dangerous for you and especially others if you are unwilling to control yourself.

Most people will say they "need" a phone or a some other form of technology; no you don't. Water, Food and a place to live are needs and other things such as a Phone are wants. People greatly confuse Needs verses Wants these days.

There is simply too much reliance on Technology now. A World War or some sort of Space event is all that's needed to stop your Phone from working and the way you have entrenched this Tech into your life, your survivability without these devices in the event you are cut off for many months is low. The unfortunate part is that no one will do anything about this reliance until it's too late. Humans have a knack for waiting until it's too late.

Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache. -- Dolph Sharp, "I'm O.K., You're Not So Hot"