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Comment: Re:Nothing new - Always had tech jobs (Score 1, Insightful) 336

by dlt074 (#46789147) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

which would of been picked up by the next, possibly innovative, auto company to come along an buy up all the union heavy, bloated, bureaucratic, bankrupt companies assets at rock bottom prices. there is/was no need to bail the industry out. people like/want cars. somebody will always be around to make them and people move were the jobs are. you don't stop being valuable or employable because the company you work for goes out of business. it's called a free market. which we haven't had for some time.

as for moving to Detroit, no thank you. too many union types lurking around up there.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 5, Informative) 1608

by dlt074 (#46768261) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

you sure can.

the branch dividians purposely didn't pay the tax on their weapons in order to instigate a standoff with the Feds. if you pay the proper tax, you can legally own any of the weapons they were killed over.

the FBI/ATF did not have to step in and stop it anymore then they have to enforce any other failure to pay taxes.

the Man wanted blood and the dividians gave them an excuse. just remember, all those people died because they didn't pay the tax. money == freedom and in this case life.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 2) 111

by dlt074 (#46728321) Attached to: $250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

"This was mostly like one drunk teenager. "

i wish you were right on this. this attack was no drunken stunt. it was deliberate and calculated. i advocate hardening our vital infrastructure and i don't get any piece of the pie. the power grid goes down for any length of time, people are going to die.

ignore and hide from the facts all you like it won't change the fact that people around the world wish to do us harm and are working to do so.

Comment: Re:Good choice (Score 1) 313

by dlt074 (#46725297) Attached to: Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

The attacks crippled the economy, not the president.

Iraq was already draining resources pre-war. No fly zones are expensive and protecting Kuwait is/was as well.

I doubt there would be any president who wouldn't have invaded Afghanistan after 9/11.

However, I will admit the war is taking too long. Play to win or don't play at all.

After the invasion of Iraq, Kadafi got in line and played ball, and did everything we demanded. Look where that got him under Obama. Now, there is zero incentive to do what the US tells you.

You will never find an army that goes to war with everything they want. NEVER. You will never find a army that is 100% ready to go to war. NEVER. If the commanders say they are, they are covering their asses. There are just degrees of readiness.

Would you prefer we not use the Reserves and just keep a larger standing army? Using the Reserve is a great way to save some money and great for the Reserve.

PTSD does exist, but not in the numbers the press would have you believe. Deployments do not automatically cause PTSD and having PTSD does not necessarily make you incapable of doing multiple tours.

Veteran care is as good as it's ever been. It sucks, but you can't expect government agencies to provide any level of service or care worth a dam in the first place.

Yes, they did lower the standards to get in. That's what you do when you need people and don't want to draft. You'd rather serve next to somebody who fits the perfect standard but does not want to be there and does not give a damn if the guy next to him dies, or serve next to somebody who isn't perfect but would give his life to watch your back?

 

Comment: Re:But ... FREEDOM! (Score 2) 240

by dlt074 (#46357543) Attached to: WV Senator Calls For Ban On All Unregulated Cryptocurrencies

i think it also has something to do with the fact that they need everyone to keep using US $'s. the ponzi scheme that is our current monetary system, only works if people keep believing their money has value and keep using it. the house of cards quickly collapses once enough people realize their money is only worth the paper it's printed on.

The first version always gets thrown away.

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