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Comment bad, bad idea (Score 1) 837 837

Tax fuel. Tax electricity. Those work.

People without kids pay property tax to fund schools because there's a public good. Why on earth would we want in this case to create a complex and intrusive system to tax precisely according to usage when in others we grossly abstract taxation away from usage?

Comment seling something (Score 1) 667 667

Mr. Kamm is an editorial writer and columnist for the Times of London. His latest book is âoeAccidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage.â
Nevertheless, the author has also thought up some rules that he thinks will help you write clearly and would like to sell them to you.

Comment torn (Score 1) 172 172

Scientifically, I agree the clone should qualify.

But how is this an issue for the courts? Why should there be a legal definition of a certified quarter horse?

I just think if a dorky organization wants to certify horses that exclude clones, they should be able to until such time as it comes becomes bankrupt.

The steady state of disks is full. -- Ken Thompson