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Comment: Re:Congress Makes Cuts (Score 1) 253

by ai4px (#48876125) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts
it is called baseline budgeting. Government agencies do it all the time.... The gain they wanted wasn't met so they call it a cut. "...our budget was *cut*" usually followed by "think of the children".

At this rate, I expected I would make a million dollars this year, but I only made $50k, so I experienced a $950,000 loss. I also didn't get to sleep with that hottie in HR, but that's an intangible loss.

Comment: Re:Congress Makes Cuts (Score 1) 253

by ai4px (#48876103) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts
I know better than to respond to AC, but I can't help it.....

You want to tax 99% for income over 2million? Why 2 million? How is that fair (ya know, equal protection and all)? SHouldn't everyone have the same tax rate? Estates over 10million? My parents own several thousand acres on a working farm. If they leave it to me, I have to sell land or mortgage the house to satisfy the taxes? So my farm gets parted out and smaller? How's that good for my future income and the future taxes I'll pay on that income? Why 10 million? So you most people won't get affected by it and thus vote for it? How's this.... we all vote that you gotta buy us lunch. In a democracy, the mob rules. The trick to getting the voters to go for something is to make sure that less than 1/2 of the voters are affected by said law. SMH.

Comment: Re:Pilot Proof Airbus? (Score 4, Insightful) 132

by ai4px (#48696873) Attached to: Debris, Bodies Recovered From AirAsia Flight 8501
The Air France flight 447 that crashed, as I understand it was because the pitot tube(s) froze over and the pilots lost their air speed indicator(s). It seems that in many Airbus crashes, the pilots are so accustomed to the automation that they forget how to fly the aircraft. Or they don't understand exactly how the automation works as was the case of an airbus that crashed because only one axis of the autopilot switched off unexpectedly. The aircraft was crabbing in yaw while the pilot was only controlling pitch by hand. Dunno, but it seems that more automation leads to more problems. Isn't this why the US Navy pilots subs manually all the time?

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 1) 202

by ai4px (#48386791) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes
The Dick Act of 1902 provided for the training part by creating the nation guards. State militias with access to money for weapons and training. I agree with your assertion that well regulated means in proper working order. I think the founders are turning over in their graves at the way that our language gets stretched. We don't have to change the words in sentences we don't like... we just change the meaning of the words we don't like.

Comment: Re:About time for a Free baseband processor (Score 1) 202

by ai4px (#48386743) Attached to: Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes
Article 1 section 8 of US Const says congress cannot allocated monies for an army for more than two years. Take this hand in hand with the 2nd amendment language around the people being a militia, and you'll have an idea that the framers didn't want the expensive army we have now. They wanted the people to come together and form a militia as necessary.

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