2. I promise I won't come inside you.
3. I hate Word.
We need transparency via reporting requirements and guidelines that give full information to the public.
At the end of the day, you're still relying on foxes properly filling out their TPS henhouse reports.
Try the Scandinavian countries instead.
The one reason progressive socialism seems to work in the Scandinavian countries is this: homogeneity. When your neighbor has fallen on hard times, the benefits they're receiving doesn't matter to you because you're both genetically the same tribe. When there are different 'tribes' involved, it all falls apart very quickly (and exploited by cynical politicians currying the racism buried deep in every human hind brain).
Well, personally my first thought after reading the summary was "but how do you trust the BIOS?" A few years ago I'd have immediately said that's conspiracy theory and dismissed it (along with the other items you listed). But after a year of exposure to the Snowden and RSA revelations and everything else, it pains me to say these NSA questions aren't so far fetched any more.
We need a Harry Tuttle to show up at night in our apts to offer us an alternative BIOS chip.
The problem is that we have many millions of people with NO useful skills. They are also mostly untrainable, or they wouldn't have ended up skillless in the first place. In the past, our economy had a place for these people. The future is likely to be different.
But instead of an enlightened, Roddenberry-esque future with time freed up by automation to pursue creativity, the politics of the evergreen American Puritans will ensure those without a job will still be perceived and treated like sub-human trash, harassed and killed by corporate Pinkertons called 'the cops'..
Nah, Dennis miller is a conservative former comedian. Back when he was still doing comedy, it was pretty centrist, with the social aspect leaning a bit to the left.
After 9/11 made him shit his pants, he started being conservative, and stopped being a comedian, opting to move his "big words and obscure references" style into punditry, where it works about as well as you might expect.
I suspect his reaction to 9/11 was just like Karl Rove's: he danced a jig when he realized it could make him rich.
It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes