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Comment: Re:What is being missed... is the $2 million part. (Score 1) 456 456

While you are probably correct, I am sure there is much more to the story.

Do we know if the current situation is even efficient? That $2mil might be to upgrade all the systems enough that it will save $100k/yr in more efficient operation.

If you think about how long they have milked the current system, maybe they do well with their budgets.. just not enough info to decide if $2mil is wasteful.

Comment: Re:Drug-Resistant Virii, Lysol-resistant bacteria (Score 1) 479 479

Or ask why He saved Dick Chaney by killing someone else in order to harvest the organs but why He kills thousands of children with cancer every year.

I was debating with someone a few weeks ago. I ended the debate with "The Bible was written by man, it was translated by man, it has been copied by man, and it has been interpreted by man. How the hell can anyone believe it is the true word of God?"

Comment: Re:This makes me feel safe (Score 2) 357 357

With cockpit doors being locked now, it seems stupid to do anything to an airplane these days. Sure, you might get a few hundred casulties and the loss of a plane and possible some casulties on the ground.. there are far worse things they could do. Black Friday at a Wal-mart? Sporting events, train stations..

TSA is smoke and mirrors. 9/11 cannot be replicated.. even if they somehow breached the cockpit doors the crew and passengers will not sit idley by.

Comment: Re:Discrimination (Score 1) 170 170

Funny how the NFL officials only care about potential brain injury on players who are good at math. If the risk of brain injury was truly that high, nobody should be playing it.

I don't think that is their intent. Most of the players in the NFL do not have a second career to fall back on once their playing days are done, let alone one that should pay them a decent salary. The players themselves know the risks now but the alure of making millions of dollars for a few years of harsh physical punishment is seen as a worthy risk.

Comment: Re:Being comfortable around crazy (Score 1) 866 866

I agree with you, many of the religious people I know are great people.. most of my family is Catholic and we all got together 2 years ago to celebrate the wedding of my male cousin to his husband.

However, my experience is these same people lack critical thinking skills. They are taught their entire life to obey and therefor never question direction they are given. Sometimes they can be frustratingly naiive about current events.

Personally, I tread lightly when religion is being discussed except with my closest friends (some who are athiest, some who are some sort of Christian). Many times I don't feel it's worth the fight.. when someone will admit they are christian because that is how they were raised, there's almost no amount of "evidence" that could ever change their view.

Comment: Re: Indy Car race? Idiots in a oval? (Score 2, Informative) 83 83

Not as dumb as you, apparently. Indy car is a mix between oval and road courses.

If you want to bash racing, why not bash F1 where the competition is so limited that only a handful of drivers actually have a shot at winning each week. At least with Indy, the cars are somewhat equal and there's much more variety and excitment to the finish.

Comment: Re:Fault may not be the right measure. (Score 1) 408 408

My car is not autonmous but it does have adaptive cruise control (will match speed of car in front, works all the way down to a crawl), lane keep technology (on the highway car will keep itself centered in driving lane), and collision mitigation (car will start to brake as well as set off all sorts of alarms). There are also sensors that can monitor just about the entire area around the car.

The technology mostly exists and can be found is most newer luxury models. The lane keep is probably going to be the most difficult as road markings are not consistent and who knows what the hell will happen in a contruction zone when lines are altered.

Comment: Re:No, but your own choices are. (Score 1) 179 179

Conservative values in the US mean expecting more gov't services (suburban sprawl) when it's beneficial but pay less taxes.

Born, raised, and still live in the mid-west. I'd say my county is about 70% right leaning. I was a republican until my mid 20's, then I opened my eyes and thought about what exactly republicans actually want and it was just not logical.

Not that I'm a liberal.. I'm a little bit of everything I guess so it's hard for me to find someone to vote for because I can't stand candidates that toe the national party line. I believe in fiscal responsibility and social awareness. We'll keep on the downward spiral until someone fixes the public school system.

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