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Comment: Re:Chattel slavery is so passé (Score 1, Troll) 21

by smitty_one_each (#47403763) Attached to: The Counter-Revolution of 1776
Broad-spectrum legal reform is the kind of issue that seems blatantly obvious to even the most casual observer.
And yet the number of Congresscritters of any strip running on the idea is. . .um. . .wait a sec. . .let's look at Libertarians. . .
Unfortunately, all the power is draining into DC, where the money can be printed at will, thus giving a us positive feedback loop.

Comment: Re: does it mean anything though? (Score 1, Troll) 123

by smitty_one_each (#47396815) Attached to: FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps
One thing we know is that absence of regulation == total chaos.
Just ask a bureaucrat.
Furthermore, we know that people are stupid, and absolutely incapable of operating above caveman level without kindly bureaucrats.
In summary, ensuring Total Regulation is a basic national security requirement.

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