The only societal differences are artificial. There's no difference between Limbaugh and a junkie with a needle in an alley.
Thanks, I needed that.
Actually, the link in the sig actually is from 1998, a blast from the past that hasn't been on the internet in ten years. The other is simple html; a single graphic, text, and links. Ever heard of the KISS principle?
BTW, su Englis es no mal por un Hispanico.
I'm fairly certain legalizing things like meth and cocaine wouldn't do much to aid the addicted.
It's better than sending them to prison, AKA Criminal University. If their drugs were cheaper they wouldn't be stealing from me. I never knew a cigarette smoker or alcoholic stealing to support their addictions.
Legalization would end the drug violence, just as Prohibition's end ended the violence of the illegal liquor trade. All the arguments for Prohibition as well as against it still apply in today's prohibitions, and history shouldn't be ignored.
Shouldn't these bought dogs be looking to balance the budget?
Actually, that's incorrect. Tinkers and smiths became engineers with the advent of the steam engine, which was used for industry and rail transportation. Both tinkers and smiths needed knowledge of metallurgy and physics, and some chemistry (at least for smiths). Tinkers and smiths evolved into engineers, so to speak.
The truck also randomly locks it's own doors for no reason
My 2002 Chrysler does that, but it's by design -- when the car reaches 15 mph, the doors lock. However, unlike yours, I can easily unlock them.
I know for a fact I couldn't leave mine for a month, the blinking LED on the dash to show that the alarm is armed alone would drag it down (never mind the actual alarm circuits).
You say that in jest, but according to Good Morning America the majority of them actually were 123456!
What you describe is already in place fro the poor and elderly; Medicare and Medicaid, respectively. They've been around a long time and they're pretty popular with everyone. There's also social security, which is essentially the same except not medically related.
I think everyone who understand what insurance actually is understands - at least implicitly - that they are subsidizing someone else. These people also understand that if they end up needing help, then others will be subsidizing them.
It real fun is when those who don't understand this end up relying on that insurance themselves and feeling just as entitled about it as they chide others for supposedly being. No sense of irony.
When it comes to healthcare and the mandate, though, you are replacing an indirect subsidy with a quite possibly cheaper direct subsidy. Indirect, because these uninsured people still cost YOU money when they get sick one way or another... usually in the form of higher costs for healthcare because the uninsured either resort to hospital emergency rooms and the expenses they can't pay end up being covered by those who can pay, or by unspecified economic costs from lost productivity or opportunity (i.e. bankruptcy from medical bills, inability to work due to illness, etc)
You build the next best thing which will hopefully be the right thing against $next_bad_guy
loop until ($next_bad_guy == $your_own_countrys_citizens)
I wonder if the people who design those laser "dazzlers" and microwave emitters for "non-lethal crowd control" ever consider that their devices might be turned on innocent people by an oppressive military or police force and not just rioting mobs of enemy soldiers.
Or if the guys who worked to develop drones with offensive capabilities are worried those, too, might be turned on innocent civilians.
I'm reminded of the movie "Cube" - one of the people trapped in the machine was apparently one of the engineers who, unknowingly, helped to build it. Once he realized it he lamented that he was only doing his job, and that the client gave him specifications and he designed what they wanted. "If you do one little job, you build a widget in Saskatoon, and the next thing you know, it's two miles under the desert, the essential component of a death machine."
That's for year 1. It escalates from there.
Oh, it's better than that!
For the first year, it's $95 or 1% of your income, whichever is more. It goes up from there, eventually being the greater of $695 or 2.5%.
I know a few people who were advised by Fox News that it made more sense to just pay the $95/yr fine instead of paying a grand or two annually for insurance. These people are in for a big surprise, because none of them make $9,500/yr or less.
A young/healthy one who has a brain would not eagerly nor voluntarily overpay in the new "insurance" (in reality, generational wealth-transfer) scheme.
Not sure what to make of this. Do you think the sick and elderly - the ones who benefit most from healthcare - aren't worth taking care of by having healthy individuals pay into insurance coffers?
As an engineering consultant, I do in fact have a copyright on the design documents I produce. If I really wanted to, I could sue a former client if they attempt to continue using my designs. They are licensed, not sold.
And if I shelve a project (or more appropriately, walk off a job - which I've done) then all that really happens is I'm no longer legally responsible for any shit that goes down from that point on. I can refuse to deliver finished project documents, oversee the project construction, and address issues that arise during and after installation.
And just because your name is on a patent doesn't mean you own the rights. Must be one of those situations where the stipulation of your employment at a company means anything you create belongs to them? If so, then that's what you agreed to and that's what you get.
Choosing to shelve a project for an ethical principle, for the reason I stated in my last sentence, makes sense only if you think you are uniquely clever and no one else will think of it.
Not really - You're basically saying there's no point in distancing yourself from anything because someone else might do it anyway.
If you're an accountant and your boss is pressuring you to cook the books. There's no point quitting because if you leave, he'll just hire someone else who'll do what he wants. Right?
As a potsmoker, all I have to say to you is FUCK OFF AND DIE HORRIBLY, you god damned troll. I hope YOU find some unshielded cobalt, or better yet, plutonium.
Fucking asshole, die motherfucker. This planet will be better off when you're gone.
I bet you'd learn some interesting things about who does drugs once the casualties start to pile up.
Indeed, there have been cops, judges, and prosecuters in the news in Illinois in the last year who were busted for cocaine. There are the mayor of that Canadian city and the ex-mayor of DC. Look at Rush Limbaugh.
I look at "war on drugs" politicians like I look at right wing politicians who constantly decry homosexuality, how many of them have been kicked out of the closet?
I don't know if the GP is an idiot, a troll, or a government shill. He advocates a painful death for drug users? I smoke pot and advocate HIS death. Alcohol, tobacco, and coffee are all addictive drugs. Marijuana is not.
All of society's problems that are attributed to drugs are really problems that stem from the laws against them.