state militia can definitely defeat u.s. military, if they are willing to use nukes.
There are man-portable WMD.
it doesn't matter. your arguments are moot, because you can have nuclear weapons.
if you banned guns in the u.s. there would be a civil war, and millions would die.
Australia death by violence may have declined, but in the U.S. it would mean civil war, and violent death would be everywhere.
Wikipedia jumped the shark a long time ago. Now it is just evil. Still useful, but very very evil.
makes me feel sad for the dude who paid over 1000 BTC for a strad recently.
The number of persons to whom that applies is vanishingly small. Of course they control the bulk of the wealth, but their number is quite small.
National Socialist seems apt. We lost WW2.
Picasso would have, if it got him a sandwich and a bottle of burgundy.
You're referring to the use of the word "engineer" as a legal term of art. Others may refer to its use in the ordinary English language, which is in no wise obligated to conform to the perversities of the law.
When the U.S. primary export was industrial goods, there was work available in industry.
Later we innovated in electronics, and exported electronics. EEs were in the catbird seat.
Later still, we led in software. We exported software. We worked on software.
Now, we just export $100 bills. The need to actually do work is much diminished.
The policies achieve exactly what they are designed to achieve. It's just that your goals differ from those of the policy makers by a fairly large margin. For example, you would probably like your children to live. They would prefer that your children die.
The OP's comments on the "social contract" refer to his desire for people with guns to take from my science projects and from the people I support, and give to his science projects, and the people he supports. Calling it "the social contract that cultivates science for the common good" is despicable propaganda. It's funny how
"the common good" always involves hiring thugs to threaten other people so that you get your way.