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The only time the "people" win is when the Federal Government does not regulate. Regulation is strangulation and, ultimately, death.
That's insane. No economic system in it's purest form is good, from Capitalism to Communism, because human nature always skews things over time and corruption creeps in. Only a system of checks and balances can prevent that.
I'll choose Capitalism over Communism any day of the week, but look what happens to Capitalism when it's left completely to it's own devices: child labor, abuses, monopolies, price fixing/gouging, employee rights erosion, etc...
The very heart of a free market ideology is destroyed by a series of increasingly larger mergers and consolidated control that unregulated corporations exercise. It eats it's own. It's entropy of the free market. Communism is even worse, as it puts all it's eggs into a single basket right from the onset (the government), so the abuses happen even more quickly.
All systems need a set of checks and balances, and that means regulations for corporations. The only question is what to regulate, and how much, but to completely remove regulation would destroy the country.
But seriously, when I'm on the correct side of the walkway, observing proper etiquette and leaving others room, and some rude asshat feels that the rest of the world revolves around him (or her), and decides that I'm moving out of their way because, I dunno, they're a more important human being, we may have an issue, because that kind of rudeness pisses me off. I think the truth is, a fair number of these people are in fact aware of you walking their way, via peripheral vision, but they choose to ignore you, and be a jerk. And now that we see people behaving this way without their phones, I think it reinforces that notion.
If a person is genuinely unaware and walks into you, they're more likely to apologize sincerely, and I can forgive that (though it's still annoying). It's the asshats that cop an attitude of self-entitlement that really irritate me. That's not how a civilized society should operate.
While there was no active WMD program after all, there *had* been one, as we all knew, and the NY Times recently expounded on just how much of those chemical bits were lying all over Iraq; although ironically, they were safer in the hands of Saddam Hussein than ISIS.
It shouldn't be difficult to just turn off the networking, unless the TV refuses to work without it or something insidious, that would be serious problem. I'll test mine tonight.