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Comment: Re:Or... (Score 1) 185

by dcw3 (#49345933) Attached to: Japan To Build 250-Mile-Long, Four Storey-High Wall To Stop Tsunamis

You don't build critical facilities on a fault line

Really? How many critical facilities already exist on fault lines...being on the fault line doesn't matter. The earthquake that damaged the Washington monument had an epicenter in Mineral, Va roughly 85 miles away. You certainly could build facilities in extremely low risk areas, but then you have to find people with the expertise and willingness to work that them. Clearly from the USGH hazard map, we shouldn't put anything on the entire west coast, Hawaii, or the Alaskan coast.

Comment: Re:I guess she got tired of blaming weed... (Score 1) 331

Corporal punishment can take a number of forms, and while some people will claim they're all "violent", I will continue to argue that there's nothing with an occasional swat on the butt. My own technique typically would be to ask my kid to do something, and if necessary repeat the request, and at that point desired response was not received, I'd start a slow count. If I got to three, there's be a swat. That only occurred a handful (no pun intended) of times, and I rarely even needed to count after that. As an adult, my kid and I have a great relationship, and she's never complained about my parenting. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I know what worked in my anecdotal case.

Comment: Re:"Drama of mental illness" (Score 1) 331

Most Summer days, my parents (or grandparents) rarely knew where I was from mid-morning until dinner. And, that was in Detroit! Maybe they were just hoping I wouldn't come back!?!

As for free range parenting being "almost considered a crime"... http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Comment: Re:Income is not constant (Score 1) 759

As if speeding is the major cause of accidents. Clue: It isn't. It is however a major source of revenue for the majority of local police forces across the U.S. Take those fines away, and start issuing community service summons, and we might just start seeing police targeting dangerous drivers instead of eating donuts while they wait for their radar guns to buzz.

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.