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Comment Re:Food is not at fault - the lack of self control (Score 1) 663

Food is primarily the problem. Empty calories that end up making you just want to eat more empty calories are indefensible. Modern food is typically a simple carb or protein (processed chicken breast in some form) with some compounds added back in to make them palatable.

Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 1) 608

Russia does targetted killings in other first world countries and we do wetworks in places you wouldn't believe as well. However I still agree that assassinating a high profile US citizen isn't something the the intelligence community or the executive would put in the "good ideas" column.

Comment Re:How big is a "solar panel"? (Score 1) 574

The problem was that China used a cheaper technology to flood the market, rather than Solyndra not actually producing a viable product

If you don't have a valid business plan then you don't get a loan. At least, that is the way it is supposed to work. If you know you can create a product for 100 dollars that is currently being imported for 20 from china you don't have a viable product.

Comment Re:You have got to be kidding me (Score 4, Insightful) 727

Not directly no. I don't and I haven't. My direct experience has been just the opposite with folks bending over backwards to give them a shot. If you are female and have even a basic aptitude you can write your own ticket at most places I've worked. I'm not saying women don't suffer negative experiences but disproportionately? I don't think so.

Comment No but yes if you make it expensive (Score 1) 654

I would consider using public transport if it were not for all the.. less than desirable elements. I especially wouldn't want loved ones traveling on free public transport. At least in my area it isn't safe. So how about this? Free public transport for those that need it and really expensive public transport with all the frills.

Comment Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 250

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) 250

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.

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