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Comment: Government knows best apparently (Score 1) 616

by Tighe_L (#49536815) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California
My children are vaccinated for almost everything except for chicken pox and one other vaccine. I believe that parents should have that choice and not the government. Regardless of reasons, be it religious or some other reason. But that said all of this is just another political game to polarize the population, those for and those against. The politicians are hoping that this will drive people to the polls.

Comment: Unfeelable Earthquakes (Score 1) 166

by Tighe_L (#49423171) Attached to: The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes
Just like the great pacific garbage patch (which you can't see even if you are in the middle of it) this is just another environmentalist talking point. So there are all these earthquakes that only people with the right equipment can detect, and we must trust them because they are scientists with white lab coats and clipboards.

Comment: Yeah this is a great idea, not. (Score 1) 529

by Tighe_L (#46505977) Attached to: The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
While it sounds good on paper, I can see this making things worse for both "gifted" and "normal" students through unintentional and intentional consequences. Our education system in this country is already over legislated and regulated. Crap like this is why my 5 children are home-schooled. It sucks to have to do it, but at least I know what they are learning without any kind of labeling of themselves by some test evaluated ability. I always aced every test in school, but none of the tests ever prepared be for the real world.

Comment: This could have been better (Score 3, Interesting) 401

by Tighe_L (#44659177) Attached to: New, Canon-Faithful Star Trek Series Is In Pre-Production
I was talking to a friend about my idea for the next Star Trek show. One set in a remote federation outpost where a Federation Admiral is corrupt, and there is a crew of a non-federation (human captain) ship that is constantly having to deal with him. Think Dukes of Hazzard. The Admiral makes them out to be criminals, but the reverse is true and this ship is always coming to the aid of people in the sector while trying to scrape out a living and possible get the big score. The crew would be a Human male captain (I am thinking about reprising William Campbell as Thadiun Okona) An old Klingon with a death wish (just wants to die in battle, but whenever he get the chance he is needed and misses the opportunity) (also he likes 80s rock and plays the guitar) Exiled Romulan who constantly clashes with the Kingon (looking for evidence to go home and reunite with his family) Orion Slave Girl A female Nausicaan (twist that female Nausicaans are attractive) Vash might be a recurring guest star.

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