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Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 248 248

This is actually true. The looming problem of not enough young people is going to hit most developed countries pretty hard. Luckily we are largely immune to it in the US due to our high immigration rate. Of course immigration comes with it's own problems like crime and increased reliance on those same social programs... it might be preferable to increase our fertility rate in the middle and upper middle class.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 248 248

To be fair housewife isn't exactly equivalent to coal miner or roofer. On the other hand they likely made a decision that their child would be best served by being cared for and getting one on one attention from her rather than being tossed in a daycare.

Comment: This will never happen anyway (Score 1) 108 108

I am pretty paranoid about this stuff usually and I know there have been similar measures in the UK already but there is absolutely no way this would survive or even make it to a law in the US. The encryption falls under free speech and it would devastate US tech companies overseas.

Comment: Re:The perplexing thing (Score 1) 165 165

That would only be perplexing were he to come from a conservative / constructionist background. The progressive perspective is that the constitution is a living document and subject to whatever interpretation a given generation chooses apply to it.

Comment: Remove bankruptcy protection for lenders (Score 2) 1032 1032

Young people and even people in general are deeply stupid when it comes to stuff like this. It is easy to just say "OK" and sign your name and start racking up debt even into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. You can do this when no sane person would ever loan the young person anything more than 10-20K unsecured because the lenders know they will never be able to avoid it via bankruptcy in the US. It is another government "guaranteed" loan similar to fannie mae freddie mac and I think we all remember how that turns out.

Student loans need to be subject to bankruptcy just like any other loan and Gov loans need to be removed entirely and replaced with smaller amount grants. Grants as a compromise because progressives will never allow them to be simply be removed or reformed with reasonable controls and even if lowered it would only be a few years until the fed managed to make a mess of them again.

Comment: The intention for this rule is probably laudable (Score 2) 145 145

There are several countries that mandate personal information be stored within that country. Russia's recent rules for 2016 come to mind. These countries as a rule do not make up a list of the most liberal or free countries in the world. Mandating the servers be stored locally in that country ensures that governments access to them if they want. While I am a staunch libertarian and republican and I probably wouldn't be in favor of this rule I don't know that it is fair to paint the Obama administration as the villain because of this. Now, the entire secrecy thing and the fact that this isn't going to congress yeah they definitely in the wrong there.

Comment: Re:Insulin Resistance (Score -1, Offtopic) 95 95

You are correct though I no longer have type 2 diabetes either and haven't for several years. I did just recently have a doctor lecture me that they are no longer differentiating as strongly between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in their treatment approaches. They are at their furthest apart still symptoms of the same lifestyle problems.

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