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Comment: you mean thank right-wing tax cut jihadists... (Score 1) 243

by Uberbah (#48650445) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Ordinarily the left-of-centers around here have no trouble making the connection between higher government revenue and greater public safety.

...for starving states and cities of revenue so they look to sin taxes (moving violations, pot busts) to make up the difference. Because 1) civilization costs money and 2) low taxes have high costs.

All they're doing in Chicago is providing themselves the means to fund their Government [1] by punishing law breakers

You mean what "tough on crime" right-of-center wankers have been demanding for decades? You jokers like to whine about big buggmit, but you find yourselves slipping into a brisk goosestep when it comes to all things authoritarian.

Anyhow Chicago, enjoy your statist hell. You deserve it.

Just how divorced from reality are you? Declaring war on public schools and selling off metered parking to a private company (that promptly jacked up rates) is a sign that Chicago is in a socialist hell on what planet???

Comment: Re:Tailgaters cause rear end crashes (Score 1) 243

by Uberbah (#48650407) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Nope, the tailgater is always wrong, without exception

Nope, that's conflating "unable to come to a complete stop if the driver in front stands on his brakes for some BS reason" with tailgating. As someone said upthread, getting all self-righteous at other drivers might give you warm fuzzies, but it doesn't change the fact that shitty traffic engineering is shitty traffic engineering.

Comment: Re:Not seeing the issue here (Score 3, Interesting) 192

by Uberbah (#48650373) Attached to: Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

When you can get the criminals to do the same, I'll agree with you.

When the Feds stop charging people for lying to federal investigators, I'll agree with you. Either both citizens and officials are allowed to be dishonest - outside of being under oath in a court of law - or neither one is.

Comment: Re:The battle of extremes. (Score 4, Insightful) 176

by Uberbah (#48587065) Attached to: Hollywood's Secret War With Google

I guess even people who are supportive of abortion (but not supportive of late term abortions) will defend late term abortions simply because

Simply because no one gets a dilatation and extraction for shits and giggles.

because they fear that making them illegal will affect conventional abortion

It has been the standard operating procedure ever since Roe v Wade: chip away at abortion without passing an Ireland-style ban. Because shit happens when medical decisions are made by religious fanatics rather than doctors.

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