First of all, the Deputy Spade wasn't the cop, he was the drunk. Second, you missed the joke, jackleg.
Are they? Can't say I've ever read one.
Ok. Now I'm confused. You're saying there's no such thing as trolls?
threat of life in prison does not deter murderers
Bet me! Unwillingness of others to go to prison is exactly what keeps certain people alive.
. It is a very fine balancing act to maintain currency values but it can be and has been done for a long time.
On the contrary, since the Federal Reserve got started, the markets have been less not more stable, and both the US and global financial system has seen more, not less panics, of greater, not less severity.
Exactly! Seeing your predecessor go to jail is a huge disincentive. That's why Illinois politicians have cleaned up their acts so nicely.
Hrm.... Something seems out of place here. Not that I disagree with your sentiment on a philisophical level, but in practice it isn't working very well. Either:
A) We need to massively scale up the effort and send a TON of people to jail (which I'm fine with)
B) modify the approach and focus the effort on instituting complete personal and professional transparency on a massive and unavoidable scale for anyone in public service (which I'm also fine with)
The problem I see with A is that the politicians and bureaucrats are so many that jailing the ones who deserve it is impractical without turning this country into something unrecognizable and ugly(ier?). B is a much better path, but we have some even bigger problems to overcome. Namely a lethargic and apathetic citizenry, politicians and bureaucrats who already benefit from decades of training avoiding such things, and a lack of an obvious way to impliment it from outside of government. Obviously creating a new bureacracy for this purpose just adds to and moves the problem.
Do others have the right to tell you that you must always drive the speed limit, for -them-, because they might pay a tiny sliver of the additional risk involved
Actually, yes. This is precisely the reasoning behind helmet laws for motorcycle riders in some states.
Ok, so you don't live in Texas.....
The filter seems to not like it in all caps, but really that's the only way to accurately type the phrase out. So I am including this text to bullshit the filter so we can all enjoy the proper caps usage of a proper go phrase.
I was super tempted to moderate this "Flamebait" but the meta-pun wasn't worth the hit to your karma.
Not even a wooden pole?
Children naturally have a sense of fairness and sharing.
Perhaps on planet Barnowl. Here on earth, kids are naturally selfish petty greedy little buggers. The hardest word to un-teach a kid is "mine". Off all the ones I've known have had to be taught (at great frustration by the parents/teachers/etc) to share.