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Comment Re:Grrr (Score 3, Interesting) 190

My Sr year in high school had a class for those of us not college bound. Instead of taking Calc/Trig in Sr year the alternative was Business Math. It was a combo of Typing, Computer Lab, Accounting and Home Economics. We had to keep a credit card, checking account and savings account in balance the first semester. Every Friday we got a randomized sheet with a pay check and weekly bills. We had to buy insurance, take out car loans and take out a Mortgage. One part of the midterm test was to fill out a 1040EZ with our "Household info" from our classwork. Second semester was the same only with a Business ledger and our own company.

Comment Re:What about the rights of those injured by firea (Score 2) 1163

"Regulated" as in well trained. Not as in governed by laws. A "well trained militia".

The 4th definition of "Regulated".
4. To put or maintain in order: regulate one's eating habits.

"Militia" = All able bodied males 18 to 34 years of age. Which is what makes the Selective Service and Draft legal.

Comment Re:Rampant Crime (Score 1) 84

Nice try.

Bush tried to send the National Guard. The governor of Louisiana (a democrat) said no. Only after the corpses started piling up did she consent.

Seriously. Think about what would have happened if Bush sent the military into a state, against the will of a woman democrat governor, into a city with a majority black population.

Not only a woman Democrat Governor. But a black Democrat mayor. Remember "Chocolate City" Ray Nagin. Who by the way is in PRISON right now.

Submission + - Fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever (

zidium writes: New data has come out that suggests climate researchers have been systematically altering temperature data up for decades.

When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records ... were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

I see a lot of Slashdotters who are convinced Man-made Global Warming (AGW) is an absolute certainty, but when I analyzed the data myself, I saw how concrete jungles have expanded while temperature testing stations have stayed fixed (and concrete is warmer than grass). So now with even more evidence that biased scientists with clear motives have been altering the data for years, do you still want to believe?

Comment Re:I say cut the F-35 (Score 1) 484

The major entitlement spending is for Medicare and Social Security. People are entitled to Medicare and Social Security because they paid for them all their lives.

Do you propose that the government not pay people the benefits they paid for as part of a contract?

That would be like buying health insurance from a private company, and having them decide not to pay you when you get sick and need it, because that would be a good way for them to save money.

You are not prepaying for YOUR FUTURE befits. You are paying for the people getting benefits NOW. Your money does not go into your special "Lock Box". You are paying for your grand parents and parents. Your kids and grand kids will pay for you. It really is a ponzi scheme.

Comment Re:If there was a Bad at Math Map... (Score 1) 1163

Texas and Louisiana produce a little less than 30% of US domestic oil production. That does not count the offshore wells in federal water. It only counts land based wells. How about chemical plants and refineries?

Look at a map. Does not the Mississippi River enter the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana? How would that work out for you?

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.