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Comment Re:No story bias here... (Score 2) 135

Well the only examples I've ever seen where there is no government is Somalia, Waziristan, Afghanistan and the like. Basically what the anti-goverment people fail to forget is that there is a thing called human nature and with the lack of government you have a warlord society.

If roads and bridges were built based on market needs then only big cities would have roads and bridges.

Comment Re:Breakin' the law, breakin' the law (Score 1) 410

While I agree with the majority of your post I would note that it's not just Hillary Clinton calling for back doors. All the republican candidates are too with one notable exception. Rand Paul.

As far as the TSA thing goes. It's important to note that in America, optics matters more than reality. We are a society of drama and optics. You can generally thank the for-profit news media for that where their concern is about ratings not reality. So when something happens and you see the CNN and Fox news talking heads and pundits calling for the government to do more to protect us from "The Muslims", the government reacts because optics matters not reality.

I distinctly remember when there was a big broohaha over the orphans coming over the southern border and pundits and opposition party officials were calling for the President to visit the border and claiming the President doesn't care because he didn't visit the border as if him visiting the border during that time was going to make a shred of difference. However people didn't care about the reality of the situation they cared about the optics of the President visiting the border and that was it.

Comment Re:This is a solution looking for a problem. (Score 2) 223

While I may agree with some of your post, What you smell is Airline Pilots Assoc. lobbying government to regulate them. Lets keep our eye on the ball here and not go off into the weeds shall we? CNN and FOX sensationalizing Airplane "close calls" Police complainging about drones "almost taking out" their choppers and again sensationalized by CNN/FOX et al and this is what you get. It has nothing with 'OMG the gubmint don't want the people to be informed by drones"

Comment Re: Has The Whole World Gone Topsy Turvy? (Score 3, Insightful) 83

No! Their workers can go get a fucking education and get a job that pays them a living wage just like I did. When i first came to this country I worked 3 jobs (BK in the afternoons at 3.65/hr, back when minimum wage was 3.25/hr, McD's opening in the morning at 4.25/hr, and washing cars on the weekend) and put myself through school at night while working those 3 jobs because I made the determination at that time that I wasn't going to come all the way to America to be making anywhere near minimum wage when i'm 40

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